1. Lola (Run, Lola, Run—one of the best movies EVAH!)
She can run and handle a gun. Her screams can crack glass. Sometimes she’s a cartoon. She speaks German and cuss words always sound better in other languages. AND she has the ability to turn back time and try things again if they don’t go her way. As far as needing a guy to rescue her? Heck no, she doesn’t! She’s rescuing HIM!
2. Arya Stark (Game of Thrones TV show and books by George R.R. Martin)
She’s tiny but that doesn’t matter. She can wield a sword, pass herself off as a guy if she needs to, learns different languages, and isn’t afraid to get dirty. This girl has it all, AND she’s technically a princess who has/had a WOLF.
3. Tris Prior (Divergent by Veronica Roth)
Man, how is she not kick-ass? Tattoos, train-jumping, and willing to sacrifice herself to right a wrong? I’ll take her. She likes her guy (and I do, too!) but when it comes down to it, she stands on her own and will do what it takes to make things right.
4. Felicity Smoak (Arrow—one of the best TV shows on air right now!)
I don’t think there are enough nerdy kick-ass females. Sure, Felicity isn’t the greatest at fighting, but she’s got the medical know-how to help Ollie out, and she can hack her way inside and out of any website or building she needs to. Ollie might be the brawn of the show (and we LOVE his brawn) but Felicity is the brains and Ollie wouldn’t be anywhere without her!
5. Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer—oh, if only this were still on TV!)
What can I say about the Chosen One, other than, damn! Girlfriend ain’t messing around! Whether she’s killing or kissing vampires, Buffy stops the apocalypse and still looks like she’s ready to party. She’s real, though, with real problems and I think that’s why I like her so much on top of her amazing kick-ass abilities.