“Armed with her signature katana, Michonne slices through the undead with vengeful resolve as she helps her ragtag group of survivors fight to stay alive. ‘By definition, an action star kicks ass almost effortlessly and is a master strategist — the kind of person you'd want by your side in the zombie apocalypse,’ says executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. ‘Having produced a number of films with strong female leads, I can say Danai portrays her with a perfect balance of strength and grace.’"
Michonne was one of four women to make the top 10 on TV Guide's list — including Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner, Alias) at No. 7, Emma Peel (Diana Rigg, The Avengers) at No. 5, and Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) at No. 2. The only one to top Buffy was Jack Bauer.