10 Badass Women of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Xena: The Warrior Princess
After being a ruthless WARLORD and in charge of hundreds of men, she seeks redemption from her sins and saves a lot of people – by herself, and sometimes with companion Gabrielle.
Doctor Who's River Song
She has the DNA of a Time Lord and married the Doctor. She also has a PhD, time traveler, and went back in time to kick Hilter’s butt.
A genius and a little insane, River was gifted in everything she did – math, dance, science, and even fighting. And damn, she could fight… a room full of Reavers.
Firefly's River Tam
Being “the chosen one” to save the world at such a young age can be very daunting, but she kicks a lot of supernatural butts.
Éowyn (Lord of the Rings)
She disguised herself as a soldier and killed the Nazgûl Witch-King. Enough said.
Ellen Ripley (Aliens)
She was the only surviving human on her ship and goes on a rampage killing the aliens to survive. She also punched Bill Paxton.
Zoe Washburne (Firefly)
Second-in-command of Serenity. One of the deadliest fighters ever. She’s also loyal to her crew and devoted to her husband – pilot Wash.
Starbuck (Battlestar Gallactica)
She was originally a dude in the original Battlestar Galactica and became all woman in the remake. She drank, smoked and fought like a man. She was cocky, unapologetic, strong and cared enough to sacrifice her own life to save everyone.
Special Agent Dana Scully (The X-Files)
As the logical half of the duo, Scully based solving cases using science and logic.
She watched her planet get destroyed. She’s the leader of the resistance. She is great with a gun and she killed Jabba the Hutt with her chains! Badassery.