2. Willow Rosenberg, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
Willow's evolution from plain Jane high schooler crushing on her best friend to lesbian witch with limitless power is nothing short of legendary. We also love that Willow's coming out as a lesbian made Buffy far more inclusive than most other television shows at the time.

Plus, after her lover Tara was killed, Willow's grief and emotional inner battle against the forces of darkness made for some of the best television of the 2000s. Or ever.