10 Grossly Underrated TV Heroines Who Deserve More Praise

9. Kennedy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

heroine-kennedy Joss Whedon is notable for breaking his audience's hearts by killing off their beloved characters for the sake of character growth. The most prominent and widely-excited example is the death of fan favourite Tara McClay, Willow's one true love, who was brutally executed by a stray bullet meant for Buffy herself. The death was shocking, violent and devastating - not only to the audience but to Willow, sending her down a path to darkness. After the fan backlash, Whedon introduced the character of Potential Slayer Kennedy, a lesbian who formed a relationship with a grieving Willow, inviting only more backlash. Kennedy, simply, wasn't Tara, and despite Kennedy's generally positive, snarky and funny character - and Iyari Limon's engaging portrayal of her - and a rumoured plan of Whedon's to resurrect Tara in the final ever episode, she never garnered support or fans that didn't see her potential as a proto-Buffy in the making.

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