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Your favourite headline-makers as #3FictionalCharacters

From Disney princesses to Rocky Balboa, see which characters make up Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Angelina Jolie and more.

In case you’ve been living under a rock lately — Brangelina are over, Hillary owned the first presidential debate and the “Describe Yourself in Three Fictional Characters” meme is the hottest social media craze since the ice bucket challenge. Since it’s more fun (and much easier) to peer into other people’s psyches, here’s a #3FictionalCharacters-style breakdown of four recent newsmakers.

Images: Angelina Jolie, Petros Giannakouris/AP,  Snow White and Evil Queen, Disney. Claire Underwood, Nathaniel E. Bell/AP/Netflix.

Angelina Jolie

Depending on which side of the Braniston breakup you fall on, Jolie is either Snow White (saintly do-gooder who cares for multiple small people) or the Evil Queen (vain beauty who tempts unsuspecting victims with forbidden fruit). Throw in the fierce and frosty Claire Underwood from House of Cards because she’s a powerful crusader, the shrewdest of manipulators and frequently kills it in statement-making monochrome.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Images: Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press. Daenerys Targaryen, HBO/Bell Media. Andy Sachs, 20th Century Fox. Belle, Disney.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Khaleesi, the dragon queen from Game of Thrones, because the mother of three is devoted to her brood, and clearly has a thing for powerful, topless men. Andy Sachs, the beleaguered assistant from The Devil Wears Prada, due to her frumpy-to-fashion-star makeover. And finally, Belle from Beauty and the Beast because SGT is unfailingly earnest and prone to spontaneously break into song.

Margaret Atwood

Images: Margaret Atwood, Roberto Caruso. Jo March, Harvard University. Melissa Raccoon, Twitter. Emmett Brown, @my_digital_time_capsule/Instagram.

Margaret Atwood

Is there a more beloved fictional literary feminist than Jo March from Little Women, the willful, wild child with a fondness for “good strong words that mean something”? Add in Melissa Raccoon from the classic Canadian cartoon The Raccoons that celebrated the environmentalist cause back before it was fashionable. And zany inventor Emmett “Doc Brown from Back to the Future because Atwood is infatuated with all things technology and the future and her hair can sometimes get a little unruly.

Hillary Clinton fictional characters

Images: Hillary Clinton, Matt Rourke/AP. Rosie the Riveter, J. Howard Miller. Rocky Balboa, Towpilot/Wikimedia Commons. Alicia Florrick, @thegoodwife_cbs/Instagram.

Hillary Clinton

No-nonsense lawyer Alicia Florrick from The Good Wife because nothing — not even becoming enmeshed in a public scandal because of her philandering husband — could stop the former first lady from pursuing political ambitions all her own. Rosie the Riveter because HRC is an unflappable feminist icon, and Rocky Balboa because when she gets knocked down, she doesn’t blame a bad moderator or a defective microphone — she just gets back in the ring to go another round.

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