Alex, my protag, is a pretty obvious choice. But she’s a lot less….well…skilled/trained than, say, Shanti. But it’s be nice for Alex’s character development if she was the one who did it. But it might also be poetic if it were Ariadne.
The problem is that I have too mant bad ass ladies, that I don’t know who I want to give the spotlight too.
If you have a problem considering Alex for the part, then maybe you need to reconsider her overall growth as a character and as a protagonist.
Give her some more time before confronting the Big Bad. Challenge her friendships and mind, break her down and make her rise only to break her down again. Let the Big Bad get one over her, and maybe another one, and another one. Let her choose wrong, cry and regret it. Make us, the readers, question whether she’ll get up and continue her to journey to save her friend.
Again, it will only feel satisfying when we know, from all our hearts, that she deserves to win. And you know, it’s not a matter of who beats the villain, it’s a matter of you, your characters, and their growth.
Yes, Alex is the obvious choice to take down the Big Bad, but after all, it might not be about taking down the Big Bad, but something much more profound. There’s a chance Alex knows what it is, but not you. And until you realize it, she won’t act upon it.
So my suggestion is, quit writing for a day and sit down with all those ladies for a cup of tea or whatever you like to drink. Talk, get to know them, keep their quirks secrets to yourself, and bond with them on a more intimate level. Because you know, the fictional women we create are ones we want to be good friends with so badly, at least that’s what I think.