Hero Worship: Actresses Who Play Superheroes Talk the Powers They'd Want and What Villains They'd Take Down

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It's not easy being super powerful. Just ask these women, who play cool (and complex) characters with *special* gifts—you know, of the supernatural variety. Here, as part of our March issue "Girl Power" feature about women's badass takeover of the superhero genre, these stars give us the low-down on everything good and evil.

Caity Lotz

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Sophie Turner

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Alexandra Shipp

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Carla Gugino

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Lynda Carter

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Elodie Yung

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Gina Carano

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Krysten Ritter

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Malin Akerman

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Sarah Michelle Gellar

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Zoe Saldana

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