Unsung Heroes showdown: Iris West, Alex Danvers, Nicole Haught, Magnus Bane, Zari Tomaz, and Alicia Clark
Who is the #1 Unsung Hero on TV? Throughout the month of April, CarterMatt is bringing to you an article series that is all about highlighting some of the characters and performances worthy of so much more credit than what they have received to date.
What we’re doing within this particular article is giving you an opportunity to let us know which character / performer you appreciate the most! Below, we’ve offered you up brief synopses of the six Unsung Heroes articles written so far alongside links to read the full version of why they have been nominated by our staff. At the bottom of this article, you can vote for your favorite.
Voting Rules: Vote however many times you like! Voting is open between now and 1:00 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, April 16. The TWO Unsung Heroes with the most votes will move into the semifinals round on Tuesday, April 24.
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Alex Danvers, Supergirl – Fearless, heartfelt, and on a journey of discovery, we’ve seen over time that this character is so much more than just Kara’s sister. She’s a beautiful soul with a lot of power and a big heart who single-handedly changed Supergirl forever with the introduction of the Sanvers storyline during the show’s second season. How does Chyler Leigh not get more awards consideration? (Full Article.)
Alicia Clark, Fear the Walking Dead – Her journey has been nothing short of incredible to watch. At the start of the series Alicia was someone still looking to find a new place for herself within this crazy world; yet, by the end of season 3 she was bold, confident, and capable of being an excellent leader. Told through the more-than-capable hands of Alycia Debnam-Carey, we have a feeling that Alicia Clark is due for a season 4 story that is nothing short of outstanding. (Full Article.)
Iris West-Allen, The Flash – The fact that “Run, Iris, Run” exists as an episode is proof of how much of an Unsung Hero she is. This is a woman who has sacrificed so much, including her own journalism career at times, for the sake of helping Team Flash. She’s put her life on the line, challenged authority, and done all of this while often putting her own pain aside to help others. Candice Patton is brilliant in bringing this multifaceted character to life. (Full Article.)
Magnus Bane, Shadowhunters – Even though he may be one of the oldest characters on the show, his thirst for knowledge and understanding of the world is wonderfully appealing. There are few characters on TV who manage to be so powerful, and yet also so pensive and caring. Harry Shum Jr.’s powerful performance and interpretation of this character are among the reasons for the immense popularity of Malec. (Full Article.)
Nicole Haught, Wynonna Earp – She’s a police officer in Purgatory and that alone makes her a hero; yet, she’s also a loving girlfriend and a fantastic liaison between the supernatural and the regular world. Without her and without Wayhaught in turn, the Syfy series wouldn’t be the same. The more of Katherine Barrell’s character we see in season 3, the better this world will be. (Full Article.)
Zari Tomaz, Legends of Tomorrow – Thanks in part to the writers and Tala Ashe’s wonderful performance we have a completely new sort of character on television this year, someone who was intelligent, strong, capable, and also with a vulnerability that was uniquely her own. Zari is proof that adaptability and determination can go a long way in achieving some pretty difficult end goals. (Full Article).
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