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Actress Kerry Washington arrives at Variety's 5th Annual Power of Women event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Friday, Oct. 4
Actress Kerry Washington arrives at Variety's 5th Annual Power of Women event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The Gladiators have spoken. Scandal‘s Olivia Pope has captured the No. 2 spot on TIME’s Most Influential Characters of 2013 list.

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