With 2016 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look back at a year that was filled with heroes. The good guys certainly reigned supreme these last 365 days, so we’re taking a look at some of the heroic men and women on TV. Here are our top five picks for the Best Movie TV of 2016. Vote below and tell us who should win!
Here are the nominees for Best TV Hero:
Barry Allen (The Flash)
He totally messed up the timeline, but we can’t help but still love the Flash. Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) went back in time to save his mom and created the alternate reality known as Flashpoint, which basically means he royally screwed up the lives of the people closest to him. He’s learned his lesson now and is doing what he can to repair the damage while fending off metahuman threats and rallying his friends to help fight an alien invasion.
Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) is the oldest active Host in Westworld. Her primary narrative in the beginning of season one is an archetypal rancher’s daughter in the American Wild West of the 19th century. She’d been satisfied with her “little loop,” but she begins to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie. She begins to learn her own strength, and will no longer want to be a “damsel in distress.”
Eleven (Stranger Things)
Eleven, a.k.a. El, is the standout character in the first season of Netflix Stranger Things. Portrayed spectacularly by Millie Bobby Brown, El is a young girl with psychokinetic abilities and a mysterious past. When a young boy, Will, goes missing, his friends believe El is their best chance for finding him.
Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)
Jon Snow’s decision to allow thousands of Free Folk safe passage through the Wall alienated many of his Night’s Watch brothers, culminating in a mutiny in which Jon was killed. But surprise, he’s later revived by Melisandre. Freed from his Night’s Watch vows, Jon executes the mutineers and joins his cousin, Sansa Stark, in building an army to retake Winterfell from House Bolton. After securing help from a few other Northern Houses and the Vale of Arryn, they successfully retake the castle from Ramsay Bolton, restoring House Stark’s dominion over the North with Jon being declared the new King in the North by the Northern Lords.
Luke Cage (Marvel’s Luke Cage)
Following his encounters with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage moved from Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem in order to build a new life, working for Pop at his barbershop. However his life became more complicated due to the actions of a gangster named Cottonmouth Stokes, whose henchman Tone killed Pop, starting a war between the pair which only ended when Cottonmouth was found dead. Blamed for Cottonmouth’s murder, Cage was forced to go on the run, hunted by his ally Misty Knight and his former friend Willis Stryker, who returned to tell Cage they were brothers before attempting to kill him. Eventually, Cage defeated Stryker but he was still arrested by the police to continue his original sentence.