Two weeks ago, I extolled the virtues of Mako Mori in Pacific Rim.
Look at that slice of awesome right there.
I also spoke to a general lack of visibility for women of color in certain genres of film. While television seems to be slightly more inclusive due to the sheer number of channels and offerings right now, mainstream Hollywood movies don’t seem to have that same visibility. So get your thinking caps on, and let me know in the comments who are some of your favorite women of color in fantasy and sci-fi on film.
Depending on your definition of sci-fi and fantasy, I think it’s fair to include comic book movie adaptations, so Halle Berry as Storm defenders are welcome here (though let’s be real, Angela Bassett is really the only option for Storm, ever).