Recently, TV Guide did a write up on the “TV’s 24 Greatest Action Heroes” on their website. There have been many great television characters in action programs, but to my surprise there was one inclusion from The Walking Dead…and it wasn’t who you might have expected.
Some might have expected Rick Grimes or Daryl Dixon to be the character included on the list. However, they decided to pick a character that could be considered more bad ass that either of those choices.
Instead, the unnamed author of the article chose the sword toting Michonne as one of their top action heroes. Here is what they said about her:
“Armed with her signature katana, Michonne slices through the undead with vengeful resolve as she helps her ragtag group of survivors fight to stay alive.”
Then there is a quote from executive producer Gale Anne Hurd about Michonne:
“By definition, an action star kicks ass almost effortlessly and is a master strategist — the kind of person you’d want by your side in the zombie apocalypse. Having produced a number of films with strong female leads, I can say Danai portrays her with a perfect balance of strength and grace.”
Keep in mind that this is OF ALL TIME. Not just a list of current action heroes or prime time actors, but EVER!
So, what do you think of the decision to include Michonne on this list over people like Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon? Has her character even been around long enough to warrant a spot on this list?
Discuss it in the comments!