Character Recommendations Based on Cosima Niehaus

Alicia Florrick The Good Wife

Calling her a "good wife" is damning this smart, capable, thoughtful woman with too-faint praise

Selina Meyer Veep

Being Vice President certainly isn't enough to satisfy Selina's ego, but she'll deal with it. For now

Kathy Never Let Me Go

A natural caretaker who strives to find hope in even the darkest of times

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

A phenomenal sense of smell, a weak sense of morality

Joan Holloway Mad Men

Could run the whole company if only they'd let her, but for now, she'll rule the secretarial pool

"Crazy Eyes" Warren Orange Is The New Black

A poetic soul with some big, expressive eyes

Sydney Bristow Alias

Kick-ass double agent on a mission for revenge

Marlena Rosenbluth Water for Elephants

Confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home

Brandon Teena Boys Don't Cry

An adventurous young man with the courage to be himself

Sabriel Abhorsen Series

Smart enough to understand the dangers that await her and brave enough to face them anyway