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13 Women Who Both Inspire And Terrify

Inspiring and Terrifying is hard to do in equal measures. But these ladies make it look easy. Be sure to catch Noomi Rapace's performance in the upcoming movie Dead Man Down - out March 8th.

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1. Minerva McGonagall

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Tough but fair, that's Minerva. Professor of Transfiguration at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, McGonagall rules with an iron fist and a level head. And guys, look how old she is! If she were real, she'd outlive us all.

9. Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc - c. 1485

We all know the story. Woman leads the French Army to multiple victories in the Hundred Years' War, is burned at the stake. But here's what Wikipedia didn't tell you - she was a nasty beatboxer. Absolutely disgusting beats.

12. Katniss Everdeen

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Beautiful and deadly. Here's the thing about Katniss - she was 16 years old in the first book of The Hunger Games, and she had to straight up murder people. Ok? Most of us were worried about skin complexion at that age.