What an exciting ride this was!
Last week, we posted an article asking you, our beloved readers, to tell us which recent female fantasy character was the sexiest in your eyes.
Well, you certainly responded in droves — more than 4000 of you voted (and more than 140 of you commented!). Turns out everyone has an opinion on this issue!
And so, without an further suspense, we here at the offices of TheTorchOnline.com give you the winner of the Sexiest Woman of Fantasy 2010 Contest!!
Here she is …
The Dowager Duchess of Thrice
The Dowager Duchess of Thrice made waves throughout the world of fantasy when she appeared in just one episode of Legend of the Seeker, entitled “Princess.” A combination of soft, feminine noblewoman and coy, fan-waving sex kitten, she made all of our geeky hearts leap into our throats, and sent shockwaves throughout the Midlands.
And so we crown her the Sexiest Woman of Fantasy, 2010.
Oh, I’m just kidding. The actual winner is …
Since the very first episode of Legend of the Seeker, we were all given a special treat, and that treat was named Kahlan. Brought to life by the luminous actress Bridget Regan, Kahlan was a multi-faceted woman, one who shined with beauty and virtue, and yet was a brutal warrior from a similar mold to her predecessor, Xena.
Yet unlike Xena, Kahlan strode about not in armor but a beautiful, feminine white dress, and her most effective power in battle — “confessing” — essentially caused her opponent to fall helplessly in love with her. Of course, over time, we witnessed Kahlan becoming more and more a hardened warrior, even adopting a more aggressive leather costume, which I affectionately refer to as her “Star Trek hooker outfit.”
Throughout two seasons of adversity, Kahlan triumphed over baddies and her own hormones alike, as she couldn’t consummate her relationship with her true love, Richard, lest she inadvertently confess him. But with the final episode, we learn the purity of their love overcame her powers, and they can now be free to express their love however they see fit.
And what’s sexier than that?
But for those of you who have been following the poll, it should be noted Kahlan just eked out a win (literally one percent more votes) over the runner-up, who, interestingly enough, shared the stage with her for a whole season, and just her name invokes images of sexuality. (And leads me to believe we had a lot of Legend of the Seeker fans voting.)
From her first appearance in last year’s season finale, Cara, as played by the gorgeous Tabrett Bethell, was a force to be reckoned with. Seemingly taking inspiration from Catwoman, Star Trek’s Seven of Nine, and X-Men’s Mystique, Cara put her sexuality out there, while at the same time showed her true colors as a decent, loving human being behind all the eye-rolling and sneering.
Other high-rankers in our poll include two characters from Spartacus: Blood and Sand — Lucy Lawless’ Lucretia (at 17%) and Katrina Law’s Mira (at 9%) — and an animated character, Dragon Age: Origins’ Morrigan (voice of Claudia Black), at 4%.
So there you have it, Torchlings. The results of the Sexiest Woman of Fantasy 2009-2010.
Be sure to come back later this week and vote for the sexiest male character!