Badass Women of Cinema


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I'm thinking this could be our next poll. Let's hear some thoughts and suggestions:

Sarah Connor (specifically T2)

Katniss Everdeen


Ellen Ripley

Foxy Brown


The Bride

O-Ren Ishii


Black Widow


Yu Shu Lien


Zoe Washburne

River Tam

Princess Leia




Selina Kyle (specifically The Dark Knight Rises version)

Jordan O'Neill


Shoshanna Dreyfus

Hermione Granger


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I'm thinking this could be our next poll.

Wouldn't it work better as a poll-based tournament (a la the Douchies)?

Lady Kaede (from Ran)

Maleficent (from Sleeping Beauty; we'll see if the same holds for the upcoming film)

Minerva McGonagall (more badass than Hermione Granger)

Jen Yu and Jade Fox (both from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

Lisbeth Salander (at least the Rooney Mara version)


Wai Lin (Tomorrow Never Dies)

Rosa Klebb (From Russia with Love)

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So, how are we evening it down?

I'm thinking I'd like this to be a 64-woman tournament, so we may not need to even it down. However, if we can't get to 64, a 32-woman tournament would be great, too. In that case, I'd compile a list of all the suggestions, send it to certain forum members, and from there we'd have our picks / seeds.
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Hayley Stark (Hard Candy)

Gale Weathers (Scream)

Little Rock (Zombieland)

Nikita (La Femme Nikita)

Alice (Resident Evil)

Nancy/Heather Langencamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street, 3:Dream Warriors, New Nightmare)

BTW, good idea keeping it to Cinema because I keep having to tell myself that someone was a TV character. Also, we're over 64 so some leveling of the herd will have to occur.

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I have noticed nobody put any of the women from Hayo Miyazaki's portfolio in the list.

Pre Ghibli works

Fujiko (Llupin 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro)


She does use the gun, and a grenade.

Closest thing to a woman going commando in a Miyazaki film.

Nausicaa (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind)


I doubt any other politician would got to such lengths to prevent war.

Kushana (Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind)


The tiara conceals a blade.

Ghibli works

Ma Dola (Laputa: Castle in the Sky)


Call her Captain! or she will use any of of her array of explosives

which she keeps on her at all times.

Unnamed Boss's Wife (Laputa: Castle in the Sky)


Only needing a frying pan,

she is not impressed with sky pirates showing off their strength by making their shirts explode.

San and Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)


I wish all fights between nature lovers and industrial entrepreneurs went like this.

Rin (Spirited Away)


She may not Kamehamea a monster in the face (or in the No Face) but she does help the hero in her time of need.

Risa/Lisa (Ponyo)


May not be violent or carry any weapons but does brave typhoons to make sure the elderly and children are safe.

Fio Piccolo (Porco Rosso)


Although offering to fix a plane that is trying to escape the Fascist secret police may seem ditzy,

she did stand up to pirates and was willing to put the rest of her life on the line for her client.

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