5 Fandom Friday: My Apocalypse Survival Team


With all of my zombie movie and TV watching paired with my zombie video game playing, I’d like to think that I’m a bit prepared than the average human for the inevitable apocalypse. Of course, one of the first things that any good apocalypse survivor learns is that it’s dangerous to go alone. Having a solid team around you for apocalypse survival is key. So for this Fandom Friday post, we’re talking about my apocalypse survival dream team (a topic I actually came up with–see the 5 Fandom Friday fearless leaders’ blogs for proof). Here are my apocalypse draft picks:


jo harvelle

Jo is no stranger to things like the apocalypse and dealing with a variety of monsters. Tough, smart, brave, loving, and loyal, Jo is never one to shirk back from a challenge or hide from danger. The only thing is she’s not afraid to put herself in harm’s way if it means getting the job done, so we’d have to keep that self-sacrifice thing on lock. We’re not gonna let her be hell-hound bait on my apocalypse survival team.

Hermoine Granger

hermoine fighting

Who wouldn’t want the brightest witch of her age on their apocalypse survival team? Aside from the fact that Hermoine is literally magic, she’s also got a crazy amount of knowledge stored up in that head of hers, which helps her think on her feet and come up with means of survival in the face of crazy odds. Plus, being on the team that took down Voldemort is a pretty impressive thing to have on one’s resume.

Carol Peletier


Girlfriend GETS STUFF DONE. Sure, Carol may have started out the apocalypse a bit more soft-spoken, and she may have appeared weak, but Carol is ANYTHING but weak. She’s a great shot, she thinks quickly on her feet, and she’s got a killer survival instinct–which can be a double-edged sword. I’ll just have to be careful that I don’t ever appear to mentally unsound to avoid a “look at the flowers” moment, and if I start to get a cold I’ll keep it on the DL to keep her from…you know, lighting me on fire.

Leia Organa


Leia would be perfect on my apocalypse survival team because, not only does she have the bravery and skill to make it against incredible odds, but her experience in the political realm could make her a serious asset as we try to rebuild some sort of society. She’s literally royalty, but she’s not afraid to make the tough choices and get right there in the trenches next to everyone else. Plus, she’s got the added bonus of having the Force on her side, which makes the her an even stronger addition to the team.



As evidenced by the gif, this chick knows her stuff. Michonne is brave and an incredibly skilled fighter. But even more than that, Michonne is kind, she’s loving, and she’s fiercely loyal. She’s got such a good heart, and she is never hesitant to go out of her way to make those she loves happy. She’s someone you can count on in a fight, and count on as a fellow human.

Who are your top five picks for an apocalypse survival team? Let me know yours in the comments, and as always, check out my other Fandom 5 posts, and follow the #Fandom5 hashtag to see what everyone else is talking about today! Also, be sure to check out my Instagram to see what I post for Megan and Kristen‘s 5 Fandom Friday photo challenge. You can see what everyone’s posting there by following the hashtag #5FFPhoto.

35 thoughts on “5 Fandom Friday: My Apocalypse Survival Team

  1. I love that all of your choices are women! I seriously considered Hermione and Leia for my group too but landed on a few different choices. Thanks so much for suggesting this topic! It really got me thinking!

  2. We went non-fiction people with our list, but if I had a fictional people list it would be very similar to yours. Great choices.

  3. Awesome list, especially Michonne, she is such an great character. Mind you, Carol is a tough cookie as well, sorry, couldn’t resist that! Leia is a great choice too. If I’d made a list think I would’ve included Buffy and Willow on it, two of my fave characters in that show 🙂

  4. Carol is a monster. Like in a good, definitely going to survive the apocalypse kinda way. Love all your picks though. They’re all def apocalypse-worthy.

  5. What a badass list of women – and this is my favorite 5FF yet! Carol is totally someone I should’ve put on my team as she’s clearly a survivor.

  6. Thank you SO MUCH for including Jo! Everyone always forgets about her. And big ups to Carol as well. Remember that episode where she SINGLE HANDEDLY SAVED EVERYONE FROM CANNIBALS LIKE F*&%#KING RAMBO?!?!

  7. Awesome list!! Plus you included Jo!!! ❤ And Hermione! 😀 (Still angry 'coz SPN writers killed Jo for no good reason… they do have a problem with fridging women!) Anyhoo~ Lovely list!

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