10 Badass Fictional Female Role Models

Hey, have you guys heard? The Hunger Games is finally in theaters! I know, right? I haven't seen anything on the internet about this momentous occasion. So what better time to pay tribute to some of the most BADASS fictional ladies ever invented! I look forward to a future utopian society where young girls are influenced by these characters and not scary things that arise from the Jersey Shore or the womb of Kris Kardashian. Don't you?

 

Katniss Everdeen

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At 16 years old she volunteered to basically go die, so her little sister didn't have to.  WHA?? The only thing I volunteered to do at 16 was to walk to 7/11 and buy brownie mix so we could continue our slumber party pig-out. Plus she can use a friggin' bow and arrow. I can't even pull the string back much less aim and kill something. Well, maybe I'd end up killing myself. Not very heroic.

 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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Never forget that there was a time when dating vampires seemed really cool. It was because of Buffy. I'm pretty sure we should institute a law that says you are not allowed to date a vampire unless you are capable of killing one in a brutal yet incredibly hot fashion. 

 

Professor McGonagall

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There are so many badass female characters in the Harry Potter books, that it was really hard to narrow it down to just two. But seriously? How you gonna leave McGonagall off the list?  She friggin' lead the resistance at the Battle of Hogwarts! There is nothing more badass than taking on Voldemort. Especially when you can still looked incredibly adorable saying "I've always wanted to use that spell!'  just moments before battle. I love when she says that.

 

Powerpuff Girls

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Charlie's Angels ain't got nothing on this threesome! I love tough little girls! Except when I have to babysit them.

 

Princess Leia

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What can I say? I like a girl who can sass Darth Vader! Sure, she got saved a few times but she also did plenty of saving herself. Plus, it takes a lot of cajones to tell Governor Tarkin that she recognized his foul stench. Especially while wearing a cinnabon hair do. Princess Leia don't care!

 

Lisbeth Salander

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For someone who's been declared a ward of the state, this girl can sure take care of herself! Yes, she's a little emotionally unavailable, but I'd trade a little bit of my huggytime for just a chance to destroy an evil bastard's life anyday. 

 

Xena

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Only a true badass could've made such a cheaply produced show seem cool.  I have no problem with this kind of princess as a role model. 

 

The Bride

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If you've ever killed someone using the 'Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique'  you are automatically a badass until the end of your days. Even if you spend those days watching 'Dance Moms' while pounding pints of Chubby Hubby ice cream 'til your pants burst.
 

Lara Croft

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She could've ended up just another blue-blooded bore. Instead she became Indiana Jones in a crop top and hot shorts. It takes a true badass to get the world to respect you even though you kind of dress a little slutty.

 

Hermione Granger

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HELLO?? Yes,  Harry may be the 'chosen one', but ain't NO way he would've fulfilled his destiny without Hermione. But beside all that saving the world stuff...remember the AWESOME time she friggin' punched Malfoy in the face? Totally Badass!

Who's your favorite badass female role model? Let me know @desijedeikin or in the comments below!

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