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    I found an article talking about how Xena is still the most unapologetic heroine after 25 years of her show coming on the air. While I am not sure of how much of the article I actually agree with (Xena seemed pretty apologetic for her actions to me), I do feel that there is a slight need for more characters in fiction who like more like Xena. Someone who is brave and strong, but willing to screw up and admit to her mistakes. Someone human enough to keep trying no matter how hard things got for her and never give up, no matter who it pissed off. Some other characters like that are Sisko from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Ripley from the Aliens franchise.

    Here is the article: https://io9.gizmodo.com/25-years-ago...ine-1845029153

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    As for Xena, I guess it depend on your view. She was certainly apologizing for her past, but she wasn't apologizing for her do-gooding.

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    Sheldon Cooper is pretty unapologetic. Though there were times he saw he went to far. Like in the final episode when he got his Nobel prize and during the speech he gave a lot of thanks to his family and friends and how he would not be where he is without them. Kind of a big im sorry for the way he acted not only that episode but the whole series.

    For comics Punisher would be the big one for me. he goes out, he kills criminals and he does not give a damn if you like it. He does use mercy bullets in a few Spiderman issues so I dont know if that counts as unapologetic or just showing respect for another hero.

    The Joker as well. He is evil and does what he wants and doesnt care what others think about him. Well he wants them to be scared. But he never says sorry for what he does unless he is messing with a shrink,
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    How about Vampirella?
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    Sheldon Cooper is pretty unapologetic. Though there were times he saw he went to far. Like in the final episode when he got his Nobel prize and during the speech he gave a lot of thanks to his family and friends and how he would not be where he is without them. Kind of a big im sorry for the way he acted not only that episode but the whole series.

    For comics Punisher would be the big one for me. he goes out, he kills criminals and he does not give a damn if you like it. He does use mercy bullets in a few Spiderman issues so I dont know if that counts as unapologetic or just showing respect for another hero.

    The Joker as well. He is evil and does what he wants and doesnt care what others think about him. Well he wants them to be scared. But he never says sorry for what he does unless he is messing with a shrink,
    I think that was back when they were trying to tone down the Punisher a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuinnFillory View Post
    I found an article talking about how Xena is still the most unapologetic heroine after 25 years of her show coming on the air. While I am not sure of how much of the article I actually agree with (Xena seemed pretty apologetic for her actions to me), I do feel that there is a slight need for more characters in fiction who like more like Xena. Someone who is brave and strong, but willing to screw up and admit to her mistakes. Someone human enough to keep trying no matter how hard things got for her and never give up, no matter who it pissed off. Some other characters like that are Sisko from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Ripley from the Aliens franchise.

    Here is the article: https://io9.gizmodo.com/25-years-ago...ine-1845029153
    Yeah, wasn't the entire point about Xena that she was trying to atone for her actions as a brutal warlord? I'd say Jessica Jones is more unapologetic.

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    Oscar the Grouch is pretty unapologetic, IIRC-- he tends to just retreat in his trashcan instead of apologizing or admitting he was wrong. Queen Chrysalis and Lord Tirek are awfully unapologetic as well, even to other villains or when faced with utter defeat and/or in the former's case, a chance for redemption. While these may seem mild, consider the worlds these characters live in. Tough to not have the apologetic and far more empathetic citizenry not rub off on you at least a little...

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    Daniel Plainview. Never gives up, never says sorry.

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