[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]n earlier days, majority of fiction portrayed women as weak, pleasant looking gender that is only there in the story because of some romantic sub-plot. But some characters changed that perception. We at Crizic decided to put down a list of some really cool badass women in fiction. Here are the 8 most badass female characters of all time:

8. Rose Tyler (Doctor Who):

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Absorbed the Time Vortex, flew the TARDIS to the exact right spot at the exact right time without ever flying it before and then erased an entire Dalek army just by thinking it, killed the devil, and some more Daleks later on with a badass gun and a badass intro. She qualifies? HELL YEAH.

7. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider):

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Lara Croft taught the world a thing or two about true badassery.

6. Mulan (Mulan):

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GIRL SAVED ALL OF THE FREAKING CHINA.

5. The Bride (Kill Bill):

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‘That woman deserves her revenge, and we deserve to die.’

4. Daenerys Stormborn (Game Of Thrones):

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Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons, Khaleesi to Drogo’s riders, and queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

3. Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer):

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She really is some serious ass-kicker.

2. Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter):

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The Harry Potter books have some particularly good female characters. Among them, Minerva is probably the best, and the most badass. Very frequently in TV, movies or books, the creators feel that in order to make a woman ‘strong’, they must be portrayed in roles typically filled by men (physical prowess, power, etc). In Harry Potter, Rowling doesn’t call attention to the character’s gender by making them ‘break the mold’. She simply makes them interesting and important to the story.

1. Ellen Ripley (Alien):

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Ripley wins hands down for not only being the best female hero, but for being the most sensible hero in virtually any horror movie.