Specialism: Threats of maximum violence delivered within the voice of a Downton Abbey marchioness.
Most definitely to say: ‘I'll set you aflame, little one’
Stepping into heaven? There’s some intrigue as to her actual deal however she actually appears to be on the appropriate aspect of historical past.
This MI6 agent/Nazi-hunting nun from Amazon Prime’s Hunters is one thing of a Scary Poppins. She does a wonderful line in demise threats and action-movie quips. She’s lethal, has a shady backstory, speaks in a cut-glass English accent and is keen on biscuits. In different phrases: our form of nun.
Matron Casp in Physician Who ‘New Earth’ (2006)
Performed by: Doña Croll
Allegiance: Sisters of Plenitude
Warrior degree: Cruel eugenicist
Weapon of alternative: Cat claws and science
Specialism: Incinerating aware and begging-for-help human cloning experiments with out a spark of fellow-feeling.
Most definitely to say: ‘Who wants arms when we've claws’
Stepping into heaven? Nah. House jail extra like.
The Sisters of Plenitude, healers on New Earth, could have known as their work ‘the tender software of science’ however ‘the extremely painful software of bastard cruelty’ higher sums up their human cloning farm. This order takes a lifelong vow to assist and mend, however clearly to not do no hurt. And their hospital doesn’t actually have a store.
Abbess Hild in The Final Kingdom (2015-)
Performed by: Eva Birthistle
Allegiance: Uhtred of Bebbanburg/the Lord
Warrior degree: Superior (however retired)
Weapon of alternative: Dagger
Specialism: Throwing buckets of chilly water on a sleeping Uhtred and sawing via the necks of useless Danes
Most definitely to say: ‘I've killed, and I'll kill once more I’m certain, however hopefully not right now’
Stepping into heaven? Huge sure.
Hild’s journey in The Final Kingdom took her from nun to warrior and again once more. Rescued from assault by Uhtred, Leofric and Yseult, she swore to turn into a fighter and more-than earned the title. Finally, her vocation known as her again to the church, the place she now stays because the Abbess with whom you don’t mess.
Sister Jude in American Horror Story: Asylum
Performed by: Jessica Lange
Allegiance: Catholicism and the teachings of Monseigneur Timothy Howard
Warrior degree: Sophisticated
Weapon of alternative: Pressured dedication to an insane asylum,
Most definitely to say: ‘All monsters are human’
Stepping into heaven? Unhealthy issues occurred underneath her watch however she does attempt to atone
The top of Briarcliff, an establishment for the criminally insane, Sister Jude is a fancy character with an advanced trajectory. She mistreats, however can be additionally gravely mistreated.
Sister Monica Joan in Name the Midwife (2012-)
Performed by: Judy Parfitt
Allegiance: Raymond Nonnatus, patron saint of childbirth
Warrior degree: Yoda
Weapon of alternative: Forceps and fey literary citation
Specialism: Sniffing out and emptying hidden cake tins
Most definitely to say: ‘My first accountability is to make sure the consumption of this cake’
Stepping into heaven? Hundo P
AKA one of the best Name The Midwife nun, and an OG resident of Nonnatus Home ever because the BBC One collection started. Owing to her superior years and creating dementia, Sister Monica Joan is now retired from midwifery, however in her prime there wasn’t a delivery canal in Poplar that hadn’t welcomed her as much as the elbow. She’s extremely educated and very well-read with an instinctive love of magnificence, poetry, cake and Physician Who, which makes her the patron saint of all our hearts.
Sister Sybil in Camelot (2011)
Performed by: Sinéad Cusack
Allegiance: Shady however in the end loyal to Morgan
Warrior degree: Witch
Weapon of alternative: Darkish magicks
Specialism: Little one sacrifice?
Stepping into heaven? Nah.
When Uther Pendragon banished his daughter Morgan in Chris Chibnall’s 2011 Camelot, she was raised in a nunnery by a sister who was no stranger to the darkish arts. When Morgan (performed by Eva Inexperienced) returned to assert her birthright, Sister Sybil was the one whispering poison in her ear and instructing her how you can channel her powers.
Sister Bertrille in The Flying Nun (1967)
Performed by: Sally Discipline
Allegiance: El Convento San Tanco in San Juan
Warrior degree: Negligible
Weapon of alternative: Not a lot a weapon, however her flight-enabling cornette was the large factor.
Specialism: Because the title suggests, flight
Most definitely to say: ‘When carry plus thrust is bigger than load plus drag, something can fly.’
Stepping into heaven? Si señor.
A creation of Tere Ríos’ e book The Fifteenth Pelican, Sister Bertrille was the fresh-faced nun-next-door whose cornette mixed with the Puerto Rico coastal winds allowed her to fly within the 1960s TV collection. In accordance with Sally Discipline’s glorious memoir In Items, the entire expertise was extra drag than take-off.
Miss Clavel in Madeline (1988-2001)
Voiced by: Judith Orban & varied
Allegiance: An outdated home in Paris/the Catholic church
Warrior degree: extra sentry than prize fighter
Weapon of alternative: Training! (Learn: day journeys to the circus)
Specialism: Waking up in the midst of the evening with a nagging sense that one thing’s off kilter together with her younger schoolgirl fees, then singing a music about it.
Most definitely to say: ‘Vite, vite mes petits’
Stepping into heaven? Mais oui
The headteacher at Madeline’s Parisian boarding college within the Ludwig Bemelmans’ books and their varied TV and movie diversifications, Miss Clavel is a kindly kind. She offers her younger boarding college pupils heat ethical instruction and customarily manages to extract Madeline from the mouth of no matter tiger she’s crawled inside that week. Not ferocious, as warriors go, however variety and reliable.
Septa Unella in Recreation of Thrones (2015)
Performed by: Hannah Waddingham
Allegiance: The Religion of the Seven
Warrior degree: Excessive Bastard
Weapon of alternative: Wood spoon and ignominy
Specialism: Torture and bell-ringing.
Most definitely to say: ‘Confess!’
Stepping into heaven? Not in a single piece she gained’t after what Cersei did to her
The Geneva Conference didn’t attain the Seven Kingdoms. If it had, then the supposedly holy Septa Unella wouldn’t have overwhelmed Cersei Lannister with a water ladle and made her drink from the ground like a canine earlier than parading her bare to jeering crowds across the metropolis. Not a nun to mess with, until you’re a Lannister.
- Sister Boniface in Father Brown (2013)
- Mom Superior in Avatar: The Final Airbender (2005)
- Kassia the Byzantine nun in Vikings (2019)