back to top
Community

Ranking All Disney Female Leads By How Badass They Are

A dream is a wish your heart makes... when you kick ass.

Posted on

20. Wendy Darling, Peter Pan

Wendy was the least badass of all the Disney gals. She almost gets captured multiple times by the main villain, can't fight off mermaids, and manages to get all of the children captured, all because she wanted to go home. We'll chalk it up to her young age, but the bottom line is that she wasn't badass in comparison to the other ladies.

19. Aurora, Sleeping Beauty

Aurora acted more like a plot device than an actual character in her movie, and she only had about 18 lines in the whole film (it's true, look it up). It's not really her fault she made the curse come true, but she also doesn't do anything besides pick berries and sleep.

Advertisement

18. Tinkerbell, Peter Pan

Tinkerbell would be the lowest, but she does have some sass and magic that earn her a higher spot on this list. She lets her jealousy get the best of her most of the time, so she attacked Wendy and almost got Peter and the Lost Boys killed more than once.

17. Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White gets points for surviving in the wilderness (even if it was only for a few minutes) and actually doing something with her life (even if it was only domestic chores). Snow White really wasn't badass at all, though, and, girl, WHY'D YOU EAT AN APPLE FROM A WEIRD OLD LADY????

16. Ariel, The Little Mermaid

As much as we might love Ariel, she isn't really a badass. She spends most of her time collecting trinkets and defying her father, loses her voice, and puts the lives of the people she loves in danger.

15. Cinderella, Cinderella

Cinderella doesn't do anything ~that~ badass, but she does survive years of abuse, which definitely earns her points. She took care of an entire household's worth of chores all while dealing with the verbal and borderline physical abuse from her step-family.

14. Jasmine, Aladdin

In Jasmine's defense, she probably would've done way more kick-ass stuff had she had more screen time. She had a pet tiger, broke out of a palace, didn't put up with any patriarchal nonsense, and is definitely one of the most badass Disney Princesses.

Advertisement

13. Rapunzel, Tangled

Rapunzel had magical healing hair, but she was also pretty badass without it. She managed to subdue Flynn with just a frying pan and made it cross country, all while being hunted. She might not be the *most* badass, but she's still pretty great.

12. Belle, Beauty and the Beast

Belle openly defied the patriarchal oppression of her time by flaunting her love and skill of reading. She also repeatedly rejected Gaston, despite his constant and threatening pursuit. Not to mention she sacrificed herself for a life of imprisonment with a beast — all to save her father's life.

11. Esmeralda, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Esmeralda was a badass gypsy that refused to not be herself, despite the constant threat of imprisonment — and death. Not only did she save Quasimodo, but she also looked past physical appearances and helped Quasimodo love himself and see his true beauty.

10. Nala, The Lion King

As a child, Nala goes with Simba to the shadowlands and the elephant graveyard. When she's older, she also proves to be a badass by helping Simba fight Scar and return the Pride Lands back to normal. She's also badass enough to beat Simba in a fight, btw.

Advertisement

8. Jane, Tarzan

Jane started off being a proper English lady who seemed just out of place in the jungle. She quickly adapted, though, and was soon speaking gorilla and swinging through the forest on vines. Not to mention she was highly educated and managed to teach Tarzan an entire language in basically a week.

7. Tiana, The Princess and the Frog

Tiana's nonstop work ethic makes her one of the most badass on this list. She stops at nothing to achieve her dream, and never takes the easy way to make it come true. She was even willing to stay a frog and give up her dream rather than give into voodoo magic.

6. Elsa, Frozen

Elsa's pretty badass — I mean, she had ice powers that were so strong, she managed to turn an entire city into ice, not to mention building a whole ice castle in a matter of minutes. What really makes her badass, though, was her ability to learn to love herself and to recognize that love is stronger than fear.

5. Anna, Frozen

Now Anna might not have the kickass powers her sister does, but she's way more badass in my book. She loves her sister, despite years of emotional distance, and the fact that her sister plunged the kingdom into an eternal winter. Anna sets out alone to rescue her sister, and ultimately sacrifices herself to save her. Now that's some badass sisterly love right there.

4. Kida, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Most people forget about Kida, BUT THEY SHOULDN'T: Kida is a badass warrior princess that saves all of Atlantis and all of her people, and turns into an even more badass warrior queen.

Advertisement

3. Megara "Meg", Hercules

As Meg would put it, she might be a damsel, and she might be in distress, but she's never a damsel in distress. She was badass enough to save two men she loved, and to defy Hades.

2. Merida, Brave

Merida was badass enough to defy age-old patriarchal rules by refusing to marry, and winning her own hand at marriage. She saves her mother from staying in bear form forever, accepts immense responsibility for her actions, unites warring clans, and is the best archer in her land.

1. And of course, Mulan from Mulan

How could Mulan not be the most badass Disney lady? She pretended to be a man to save her father, knowing she would be killed if she was found out. She saved her troop from an entire Hun army. I mean, Mulan saved all of China!

  1. So, who do YOU think is the most badass?

    Mulan
    Merida
    Meg
    Kida
    Anna
    Elsa
    Tiana
    Jane
    Pocahontas
    Nala
    Esmeralda
    Belle
    Rapunzel
    Jasmine
    Cinderella
    Ariel
    Snow White
    Tinkerbell
    Aurora
    Wendy

Ranking All Disney Female Leads By How Badass They Are

Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later
Looks like we are having a problem on the server.
So, who do YOU think is the most badass?
  1.  
    vote votes
    Mulan
  2.  
    vote votes
    Merida
  3.  
    vote votes
    Meg
  4.  
    vote votes
    Kida
  5.  
    vote votes
    Anna
  6.  
    vote votes
    Elsa
  7.  
    vote votes
    Tiana
  8.  
    vote votes
    Jane
  9.  
    vote votes
    Pocahontas
  10.  
    vote votes
    Nala
  11.  
    vote votes
    Esmeralda
  12.  
    vote votes
    Belle
  13.  
    vote votes
    Rapunzel
  14.  
    vote votes
    Jasmine
  15.  
    vote votes
    Cinderella
  16.  
    vote votes
    Ariel
  17.  
    vote votes
    Snow White
  18.  
    vote votes
    Tinkerbell
  19.  
    vote votes
    Aurora
  20.  
    vote votes
    Wendy

Did you know you can sign up for a BuzzFeed account and create your own Community posts? Get started here!

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!

Promoted

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

Dismiss