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Heroic roles for women are a super step forward

Heroic roles for women are a super step forward

Action heroines, super or otherwise, used to be rare on television. Sure, there was an occasional Woman — Police, Wonder, Bionic. Then a few Angels. A warrior princess. They weren’t the most complex characters, until “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” came along, the show’s title and character name belying the depth of each.

These days, just about every network offers an array of women who fight with every super facet of themselves. Priyanka Chopra of ABC's "Quantico" won the People’s Choice Award for favorite actress, NBC’s “Blindspot,” starring Jaimie Alexander, is one of the season’s biggest hits and Caitriona...

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