10. June Iparis, Legend
June lived an easy early life, but faces hardships later and still became a legend. (Ba-dum CHH) She kicked ass and took names all through out the trilogy, and had a badass partner along side her.
9. Aileana Kameron, The Falconer
Crimson suits her best. No, really. She kills a hell of a lot of
people things. SHe saves the world, loves, looses, and is so badass.
8. Devi, The Kingkiller Chronicles
Whew. Not a very big character, but ruthless none the less. I still don’t actually know if she’s good or evil, WHICH I LIKE. She’s such an amazing sympathies, (Not like feelings, you’d understand if you read the books) and she’s one of the only ones who can actually beat Kvothe.
7. Isabelle Lightwood, The Mortal Instruments
Probably the 3rd most well known character on this list, Izzy is so cool. She kills a fuck ton of demons, and looks hella fly the whole time. Also, Simon, her bae, is the actual best. I love her whole BAMF style, but she’s a really interesting character along side her kick-ass-ness.
6. Arya Stark, Game of Thrones
ARYA IS SO COOL. She’s so young, and her wolf is so cool, and the legacy she has to fill! And all the things she’s gone through. From her parents, to her eyes, to like literally everybody dying, she’s my favorite GoT character.
5. Hermione Granger, Harry Potter
A classic BAMF, Hermione is always there for Harry as he goes through his stages of confused-preteen to annoying teenager to idiotic young adult. Without Hermione, Harry would never have gotten past the 1st book. Also, she’s super smart but also kicks ass in fighting people. Like, a smart girl is cool, but if she’s just that then that’s lame. But she’s really cool in these books.
4. Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
She’s just a normal girl trying to save the world. There’s like a lot of cheese in the show, but it’s one of the best badass girls. More often than not, it’s her boyfriends who need saving instead of her. She’s amazing.
3. River Tam, Firefly
she swallowed a bug. Also she’s hella BAMF. She was taken to a lab and tortured, rescued, and has never been the same but now has the ability to be AMAZING. But also crazy. V crazy. She can kill you with her brain.
2. Minerva McGonnagal
This woman has put up with so much shit. Like, teenagers are bad enough. Teenagers with magic?!?! HOW LADY. She’s led Harry to greatness, and fought with her life against evil. I personally really hate Dumbledore, so I think she’s Harry’s real mentor.
1. Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, Throne of Glass
And we’re here! Number one. Aelin is my FAV. Her life has been a horrible mixture of luxury and loss. She’s been pampered by a madman, and then tortured and forced to slave away in salt mines. She’s trained in magic, and killing, and everything, and she was not afraid.
AND THATS IT! Ruby’s top 10 most BAMF women in Modern Geekdom. The list was a lot longer, but I got lazy. So there are some of the others we considered:
Feyre, A Court of Thorns and Roses. Melinda May, Agents of Sheild. Willow Rosenberg, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Zoe Washburn, Firefly. Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter. Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars. Lady Sif, Thor. Captain Janeway, Voyager. Donna Noble, Doctor Who. Katiss Everdeen, The Hunger Games. Ellen Harvelle, Supernatural. Wonder Woman, A shit ton of things