1. James Bond
Because he doesn’t really age (thanks, recasting!), 007 has more experience being a badass than anyone ever.
2. Ellen Ripley
She’ll take out any alien that tries to wreak havoc on your spaceship. And even if the alien queen is erupting from her chest, she’ll just sacrifice herself by diving into a furnace (only to be resurrected later).
3. Indiana Jones
He’s had enough experience outrunning insane boulders and recovering impossible-to-recover artifacts to handle anything.
4. Katniss Everdeen
She not only won the 74th annual Hunger Games, she did it while keeping a basically immobile Peeta alive the entire time.
5. Dirty Harry
Sometimes when you need saving, you need someone who gives zero flips about the law.
6. Lara Croft
Whether in the flesh or the pixels, she’s equally badass.
7. Officer John McClane
Out of all action heros, he has the most experience of dealing with terrorist attacks that happen during national holidays.
This is the only eleven-year-old girl to trust with your life. Just give her something sharp (or a handgun) and she can defeat a small army of grown men.
9. Agent J
With the Noisy Cricket, or some other weaponry, he was more than able to take down several alien invasions (and maybe more but we just remember this flash of light happening and not much else).
10. Chief Inspector Lee
If you were trapped inside a burning vehicle that was speeding across a crumbling bridge, Lee would be able to pull you out with a single cartwheel. Seriously, the laws of physics/gravity don’t really apply to this human.
11. Ethan Hunt
They keep giving him these things called Mission Impossible, but it doesn’t really seem that impossible if he’s able to successfully complete it every time.
12. The Bride
No one does revenge better. After being put in a coma for years, she methodically assassinates the assassins who put her there. And yes, the title is one giant spoiler because she does actually Kill Bill.