31 Badass Sword-Wielding Women

Forget pistols or rocket launchers being the accessory of choice, swords are what all the cool warrior women are wearing these days, and these 31 fictional female characters show how true that is.

1. Aeron

Axelle Carolyn in “Centurion.”

2. Alice

Milla Jovovich in “Resident Evil.”

3. Amanda

Elizabeth Gracen in “Highlander: The Raven.”

4. Andromeda

Rosamund Pike in “Wrath of the Titans.”

5. Boudica

Alex Kingston in “Boudia.”

6. The Bride

Uma Thurman in “Kill Bill.”

7. Brienne of Tarth

Gwendolyn Christie in “Game of Thrones.”

8. Cordelia Chase

Charisma Carpenter in “Angel.”

9. Elle Driver

Daryl Hannah in “Kill Bill.”

10. Eowyn

Miranda Otto in LOTR.

11. Guinevere

Keira Knightley in “King Arthur.”

12. Yu Shu Lien

Michelle Yeoh in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

13. Michonne

Danai Gurira in “The Walking Dead.”

14. Mira

Aishwarya Rai in “Last Legion.”

15. Elena Montero

Catherine Zeta Jones in “The Mask of Zorro.”

16. Morgause

Emilia Fox in “Merlin.”

17. Mulan (Animated)

Voiced by Ming-Na Wen in “Mulan.”

18. Mulan (Live Action)

Jamie Chung in “Once Upon A Time.”

19. O-Ren Ishii

Lucy Lui in “Kill Bill.”

20. Quorra

Olivia Wilde in “Tron: The Legacy.”

21. Aayla Secura

Amy Allen in “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.”

22. Eden Sinclair

Rhona Mitra in “Doomsday.”

23. Irina Spalko

Cate Blanchett in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”

24. Arya Stark

Maisie Williams in “Game of Thrones.”

25. Buffy Summers

Sarah Michelle Gellar in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

26. Sura

Erin Cummings in “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.”

27. River Tam

Summer Glau in “Serenity.”

28. Trixie

Julia Voth in “Bitch Slap.”

29. Anna Valerious

Kate Beckinsale in “Van Helsing.”

30. Kendra Young

Bianca Lawson in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

31. Xena

Lucy Lawless in “Xena: Warrior Princess.”

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