POC I'm Watching: Tiffany Hines

***Spoilers***

So on a whim I entered Club Nikita, and I have to admit now that I am a fan.

Basically, to me, it's the new Xena.  We've got the strong female lead with a dark past, and her equivalent of Gabrielle.  But naturally, what stuck out to Moi were all the beautiful women of color who kept popping up on the show.

Like Tiffany Hines as "Jaden" (really hate that name by the way).  Don't be fooled by the constant use of her name in the opening credits; she's missing from quite a few episodes (first fail).  Secondly, she's the irrationally angry black woman (second fail).  Third, she's into the white guy who's into the white girl who's not into the white guy (third fail).  Lastly, the white girl falls for a different white guy who ends up shooting Jaden when the white girl seriously fucks up.

Next-level fail.

Nevertheless, I adore Tiffany Hines.  She can't take an ugly picture, and she fights like an Amazon.  She doesn't take shit from anyone, she doesn't back down from a fight, and she's willing to sacrifice herself to complete a mission.

So naturally, just when she's promoted to a full-fledged agent who would be a damn good assassin, she gets killed.  Keep in mind she was tapped for recruitment because she offed the man she was seeing.  They thought she "showed initiative".  *shakes head and sighs*

Thanks to Tanya from Mortal Kombat, I've been getting really inspired by the thought the black girl being the "bad girl", not just the mean-angry-bitchy girl.  You know, the bad-ass villain or kick-ass anti-heroine.  I would've loved to see Jaden in multiple seasons.  After all...I could never get tired of that face.













RIP Jaden

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  1. "So naturally, just when she's promoted to a full-fledged agent who would be a damn good assassin, she gets killed. Keep in mind she was tapped for recruitment because she offed the man she was seeing. They thought she "showed initiative". *shakes head and sighs*

    Thanks to Tanya from Mortal Kombat, I've been getting really inspired by the thought the black girl being the "bad girl", not just the mean-angry-bitchy girl. You know, the bad-ass villain or kick-ass anti-heroine. I would've loved to see Jaden in multiple seasons. After all...I could never get tired of that face."

    You know they can't have too many WOC in one show.

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  2. Her face is truly something - I love women with faces like that - strong, beautiful, ruthless, something powerful about them, you know?

    Like, I think women like Bianca Lawson and Maggie Q are good-looking too, but they're almost too sweet, too soft, for me. It's like comparing a songbird to a wolf - the wolves are beautiful, predatory, dangerous. The songbird is lovely and gentle. My preference is for hte wolf.

    "You know, the bad-ass villain or kick-ass anti-heroine."

    That is exactly what Ms. Hines looks like; she looks like the bad-ass. And I LOVE women who look like that. But naturalemente she had to get offed. Fuck.

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  3. I had high hopes that Percy or even Madeline would've kept Jaden around and groomed her to become their personal weapon and she could've developed a longstanding rivalry with Alexandra. Jaden was definitely a missed opportunity there.

    Did you ever watch the original USA series? That show was insane as well but for different reasons.

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  4. @ Neo-Prodigy

    I Netflixed the original series, but it'll be a while. Some other stuff is up first.

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  5. Hi Ankhesen,

    I agree with your post! Tiffany did a great job with what she had, and she's got an awesome face. It was too bad the writers threw her to the wolves! Hopefully it brings her more opportunities.

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