1 / 17

Sasha Makes the Ultimate Sacrifice (“The First Day of the Rest of Your Life,” Season 7)

She’d lost her lover, Bob, and her brother, Tyreese, and after a brief walk along meltdown highway (remember when she stretched out on top of the grave pit of walkers she’d killed?), Sasha had rebounded to find love again, with Abraham, and then… well, you know. Instead of shutting down after losing Abe, though, Sasha dedicated herself to helping pregnant friend Maggie and to stopping Negan from killing anyone else she loved. So when the Lucille bat swinger thought he’d manipulated Sasha to help him in his plot to attack Alexandria again, he was the one who got a surprise when, just outside Alexandria’s gates, he opened the coffin Sasha was riding in to find she’d zombified herself; she took Eugene’s DIY poison pill, knowing she’d die and reanimate by the time Negan planned to use her in his battle against Rick. A hangry walker Sasha lunged at Negan, creating chaos that allowed the Alexandrians a moment of diversion during the season finale skirmish.

(Credit: AMC)

‘The Walking Dead’: 17 Moments of Extreme Lady Awesomeness

Kimberly Potts
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

To celebrate the upcoming 100th episode of  The Walking Dead, Yahoo TV will be posting a new TWD-related story every day through the series’ Season 8 premiere in October.

We’re all saying “woohoo!” for the introduction of the first female Doctor Who, but on The Walking Dead, the female characters have been kicking butt and saving lives for seven seasons now. With the promise of much more to come in Season 8 — Carol, for instance, is back from her sabbatical and ready to mix it up with Negan and the Saviors — it’s the perfect time to look back at some of the all-time greatest, bravest, most mind-blowing moments from the women of TWD.

The Walking Dead Season 8 premieres in October on AMC.