They may be fictional, but their feistiness is so real that they have earned legions of fans, especially women who have looked up to them.
Most of them have the calmest faces, yet the fire in them makes them the most fierce fictional females who give no f*cks. They’re not the typical maiden in distress, but they’re the kickass or horse-riding badass women you just can’t get enough of.
Of all those testosterone-laden protagonists, here are 17 fictional femme fatales you don’t want to mess with:
1. Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones)
Never underestimate the strength of a 6-foot tall woman who can “knock men into the dust.” A major character in the Game of Thrones series, Brienne of Tarth will make you believe that the strength of a man and the heart of a woman combined is the perfect deadly weapon. Will we be seeing more of her on the premiere of the 7th season? We’ll have to watch to know!
2. Khaleesi / Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
She has the perfect body amidst a childlike face. She started out as an innocent young lady being traded to an army for her brother’s greed for power. Yet, she turned this power to her advantage as she learns how to use her brains and sexuality to influence people and earn their respect.
3. The Bride aka Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill)
Named as one of the greatest movie characters ever, Beatrix Kiddo (also known as the Bride) is a former member of an elite, shadowy group of assassins. Don’t be fooled by her pretty face, she hasn’t trained in martial arts for nothing.