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Sword-slinging Arabian heroine who stars as the heroine of an extremely long and entertaining epic tale.
She traded a life of privilege for one spent fighting for justice on both literal and political battlefields so tirelessly that even exiling her five times couldn't keep her down.
This princess held her father to his word in the most unexpected way: by demanding to marry the stupidest man in Korea.
This revolutionary heroine of South America kept a pet bear, a disembodied moustache, and a lifestyle that defied every convention possible.
The Mirabal Sisters
When a cruel dictator ruined this Dominican Republic family, these sisters gave their lives to end his.