The Badass Females List
This is my list of women completely make me go ‘hell yeah.’
These are strong women, some in movies and some in books, who make sure the world knows their fierceness isn’t to be trifled with. Little things make me happy, like having no problem being a badass in ways that makes people stop, think, and reconsider.
- Evelyn, The Mummy/The Mummy Returns. Here’s an overly enthusiastic librarian with more knowledge than practical skills. Klutzy, to the point of ruining many a display…or room, she loves her swindling, rakish brother Jonathan. She’ll clean up his messes with typical sister commentary. She loves Egypt, her Egyptian heritage, and eventually the heroic Rick. So what if a crazy mummy is after her? She’s good. She’ll use that clever brain to use to save the day. And as we learn in TMR, she’s pretty handy with a gun and sword weaponry. Don’t screw with her family, you’ll wish the Underworld was the better place to go. Especially if you’re gonna try and hurt her son. Ain’t no saving you then.
Evelyn: Look, I… I may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure-seeker, or a gunfighter, Mr. O’Connell, but I am proud of what I am.
Rick: And what is that?
Evelyn: I… am a librarian.
- Piper, Drive Angry. She’s an unapologetic, balls-to-the-wall woman that doesn’t take crap from anyone. I love that about her, so much. She’s got fire, she’s got anger, and she’s got even more raw power. She doesn’t give a single hell what anyone thinks, nor doesn’t run from her femininity, either. She will wear whatever she wants while popping some idiots dead that are desperate need of a lesson on how to treat a woman (and people in general).
Jonah King: I’ve changed my mind about you, Piper. You are too willful to be taught. I am going to kill you, and then I’m going to defile your corpse.
Piper: Between now and then, I’m gonna fuck you up.
- Prue, Charmed. This is a witch who has no problem telling you to piss off, even if you’re flesh and blood. Like most oldest sisters, she’ll fight to the death for her loved ones – and did. Also possesses a really strong moral and working ethic when as Charmed One. Plus, her telekinesis was all kinds of awesome as it progressed: float a candle to astral project out of the body. Who wouldn’t think that’s cool? But mostly I love how she’s an educated know-it-all who gives up her career to follow her dreams to a photo journalist. Added to it, she’s a bad ass in leather.