A lot of what we think of the world today actually comes from the very first things that we learned early on in our lives. Much like how our concept of true love was shaped by the happily ever afters we see on TV and in movies, our definition of friendship also stemmed from the very first shows and films we were exposed to.
While we do have shows like Recess and Captain Planet to give us a ground on which to base our squad goals on, there aren't as many shows that promote solidarity among girls. Here, we look back and list some of the most iconic girl squads we've ever seen on television, films, and comic books while growing up! Cue the nostalgia!
1. Sailor Moon
A Japanese show deeply rooted in Filipino pop culture, Sailor Moon and the rest of the Sailor Soldiers were truly the one of the first squads we ever looked up to. Can you imagine going around the universe, protecting the galaxy while looking extra cute with your friends with your matching uniforms?
The girls with a passion for fashion more than just opened our eyes to what's hot and what's not supposed to be in our closets. Jade, Cloe, Yasmin, and Sasha have proved time and time again that they're friendship is so much more than being the "it girls." Through thick and thin, these girls have stuck with each other. How could you not want to be just like them?
3. Powerpuff Girls
No matter what Townsville threw their way, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup remained the best crime-fighting super sisters of all time. We especially will never forget the moment they saved the world from an evil mime by forming a band and singing to bring the color of the world back. Love makes the world go round!
4. Totally Spies
The saying "opposites attract" doesn't just work for relationships. These three teenage super spies were three different corners of a triangle but still they make it work. And given the awesome gadgets like the Compowder and Laser Lipstick which come with the secret agent life, who hasn't dreamt of becoming teenage spies like these three?
5. Winx Club
The "it girls" of the Alfea College for Fairies, Bloom, Stella, Flora, Tecna, Musa, and eventually Aisha made us wish we were born with beautifully elaborate wings on our backs. We all had our favorite fairies and sometimes fought about who got to be who. Despite all the drama between the Winx girls and the Trix witches, these girls stayed totally solid!
Five high school girls who had yet to figure life out being handed an enormous responsibility to protect the balance between the mortal world and other worlds—tell us that isn't a recipe for an overwhelming teenage life! And yet, through all the life-threatening, mystical adventures they've been on and the real life drama waiting for them back home, Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin saw through it all together!
If you feel like you've finally found a girl squad that holds a candle to these ladies' friendship, then you should consider yourself very blessed. Finding girlfriends for keeps, let alone friends to go on crazy adventures with, isn't easy. Don't let go because friendships like that only come once in a lifetime!
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