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Fictional Chicks Who Kick Ass

Move aside Nancy Drew, we want these fearless females in our corner!

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Katniss Everdeen

It was her skills that enabled her to survive in the arena, but it's her loyalty and bravery that really sets Katniss apart.
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It was her skills that enabled her to survive in the arena, but it's her loyalty and bravery that really sets Katniss apart.

Emma Caldridge

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She can survive for weeks in the jungle, save a cruise ship from Somali pirates, and escape from the prison a Mexican drug cartel. There isn't much this ultra-marathon runner and bio chemist can't do.

Tris Prior

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Tris's unique abilities are what sets her apart from the other faction members. Being able to be categorized is so overrated. Plus, she eagerly leaps off buildings and moving trains, and she isn't someone you'd want to get in a fight with.

Hermione Granger

Hermione may not have the biggest biceps or the fastest feet, but her brain is far stronger than the rest. She lives by a moral code and is loyal to her friends.
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Hermione may not have the biggest biceps or the fastest feet, but her brain is far stronger than the rest. She lives by a moral code and is loyal to her friends.

Lisbeth Salander

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Some may be intimidated by her piercings and tattoos, but Lisbeth's hacker skills and thirst for justice. Where there has been a wrong, Lisbeth will most certainly make it right.

Jane Eyre

After overcoming both mental and physical abuse, orphaned Jane pulls herself up by her bootstraps and becomes a governess. Like the other women in this list, she has a strong moral code and values freedom and independence.
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After overcoming both mental and physical abuse, orphaned Jane pulls herself up by her bootstraps and becomes a governess. Like the other women in this list, she has a strong moral code and values freedom and independence.

Stella Hardesty

Stella doesn't take kindly to men abusing their wives and she's known for taking matters into her own hands. If things ever went south in our relationships, Stella is the first one we'd call.
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Stella doesn't take kindly to men abusing their wives and she's known for taking matters into her own hands. If things ever went south in our relationships, Stella is the first one we'd call.

Hester Prynne

Having a child out of wedlock is never easy, but doing it as a Puritan in 17th century Boston takes true courage. Hester goes to great lengths to shield her daughter from shame and ridicule, and refuses to let anyone separate them.
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Having a child out of wedlock is never easy, but doing it as a Puritan in 17th century Boston takes true courage. Hester goes to great lengths to shield her daughter from shame and ridicule, and refuses to let anyone separate them.

Minny

At a time when African Americans didn't have a voice, Minny from Kathryn Stockett's THE HELP, had no problem using hers. When it comes to revenge tactics, Minny is the queen.
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At a time when African Americans didn't have a voice, Minny from Kathryn Stockett's THE HELP, had no problem using hers. When it comes to revenge tactics, Minny is the queen.

Butch Fatale

Sam Spade is great, but he lacks a woman's intuition. Butch Fatale has both the brains and the brawn.
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Sam Spade is great, but he lacks a woman's intuition. Butch Fatale has both the brains and the brawn.

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