This woman! Lagertha is one of the best female characters that I have ever encountered. She is a heroic female character who does not gain power through her ‘womanly wiles’, or by compromising on her femininity, but rather by being a strong, assertive woman. She is both the warrior and the mother in a beautiful tandem which is rarely shown in such a well assembled way. There need to be more female characters written like Lagertha. This needs to happen.