Pop Culture's Most Badass Heroines

The Hunger Games is here! To celebrate, we picked out our favorite females from TV, the movies and more who are not to be messed with if you know what’s good for you.

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March 23, 2012 5:00 PM
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Buffy Summers

Talk about high school feeling like hell. On Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sunnydale's library literally had a portal to the demon realm. Enter town savior and slayer, Buffy Summers, to banish whatever vampire, werewolf, ghost or zombie that tried to disrupt study hall that day. Sure, fighting the supernatural added to the coming-of-age angst, but Sarah Michelle Geller's '90s icon prevailed thanks to her Scooby Gang, her Watcher, and yes, even that bleached-blond baddie, Spike.
Secret weapons: Wooden stakes, one-off musical numbers, tough guys named Angel, spells