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.


March 23, 2012 5:00 PM
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Hermione Granger

We watched this muggle-born academic overachiever grow into a Hogwarts hottie alongside besties Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, and ultimately defeat He-Who-Can't-be-Named. Along the way this spell-savvy, fiercely loyal teen proved her only real weaknesses was an empathy for house elves — and certain redheads.
Secret weapons: Encyclopedic recall, wand, preparedness