Brienne vs. the Bear by sophisticatedbitches@deviantart
I love how fierce and strong and brave Brienne appears in this drawing.
The bearpit scene seems to be quite a popular chapter in A Storm of Swords, for obvious reasons, since it works very well as the action climax at the end of a chapter, constitutes a sort of turning point for Jaime’s character arc and makes the contingent of Jaime/Brienne shippers very happy.
However, I think that fandom sometimes forgets how incredibly bad-ass Brienne is in this situation. She has barely escaped the very real threat of sexual assault, is humiliated by Vargo Hoat, who makes her wear that ridiculous pink dress, has, as far as she knows, been abandoned by someone who had just become a sort of ally, and knows that she only has a tourney sword. And still, she fights.