Hello, folks! Welcome back to Crushworthy Characters. Fandomania has a new server so I am sure things will run better from here on. You may also notice changes to this series. I felt like I was repeating myself by having two sections about why so and so was popular. So I decided to narrow it down to one and change the name. I hope you enjoy it. I wanted to pick from the television pool this week. It was really hard to choose among the characters from Warehouse 13. There isn’t one I really dislike — I love Pete, Myka, Jinks, Claudia, and Artie. They all are endearing. However, I decided to go with none of these. I decided to pick the sometimes-bad girl. Give it up for H.G. Wells!
Full Name: Helena G. Wells
Age: 34 at the time she was bronzed
Occupation: Warehouse Apprentice (former), agent, inventor
Who is She?
Helena first appeared in the episode “Time Will Tell” in Season 2. She is played by Jaime Murray. Helena was the true brains behind some the most famous science fiction novels of the time; her brother was just the front man. She was also a Warehouse apprentice. She was a damn good apprentice at that. She was a brilliant inventor and highly skilled — that is, until the death of her daughter changed her. The incident began a chain of events that ended up with H.G. being bronzed. After being awakened, she was first a Warehouse enemy but later became a friend to the team.
- Helena invented a 19th century rocket.
- No one knows who the father of Helena’s child is.
- When Helena was Emily Lake she owned a cat named Dickens.
- Helena is very proficient in martial arts.
- Jaime Murray, who plays H.G., can’t seem to get away from SyFy. She also plays on Defiance.
Why is She Crushworthy?
H.G. is a femme fatale with massive intelligence. She relies more on her brains to get what she wants. I especially loved how she was the brains behind her brother’s books. It was an idea that tickled my fancy. I mean, what if Shakespeare was actually written by a woman? H.G. is just a great character. I loved her back story as an apprentice. She invented so many cool things — a rocket, the grappler, and a psychometric time machine. I love a smart woman. The death of her daughter took her from being a bright eyed apprentice to someone bent on revenge. It changed who she was. You really can’t blame her. She used all her smarts then to seek vengeance for her daughter.
When she was woken up after being in bronze for one hundred years she still had a vendetta against the world. She even killed the man who had her woken up. I had sympathy for her character. Half the time I wanted her to succeed in her plans. I waffled a bit when she wanted to use the trident to destroy the earth. Her character was so dynamic on the show. She didn’t remain a bad guy. Her friendship with Myka softened her up. Of course, shippers around the world think she belongs with Myka. They do make a nice pair. She was still just as awesome as a good guy. H.G. always reminds me of a Victorian version of Lara Croft. She can swing from the rooftops with her grappling gun and still have time time for tea.
I was glad when H.G. got a happy ending. She deserved one. She went through bronzing, death, having her consciousness split, and dozen other catastrophes. I think she needed a break. The episodes she appeared in were always the best.