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by ASHLEY NIXON
I loved that Elizabeth went from being a lady and wearing pretty dresses to wielding a sword and leading some pirates into battle!
9. Morgause from Merlin
Morgause shows up in Uther’s court dressed up in all chain mail, complete with a helmet to hide her long blonde hair. When she’s revealed as a girl and throws down her gauntlet before Arthur, no one takes her seriously. Then she kicks ass and it’s awesome…even if she is a little bad.
8. Scarlet from Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
“I gripped my knife tip between my fingers and threw it.
It sank into Gisbournes’s forearm and he dropped Much, who hit the horses’s neck and sort of barrel-rolled to the ground. He scampered out quick, though, and Gisbourne yelled, “Follow me!
The Hood’s in the woods!”
Yells erupted, but I heard Rob roar out through it all, “SCARLET!” (page 163, Scarlet).
6. Celaena Sardothien, Adarlan’s greatest assassin
If you’ve read Crown of Midnight and the Throne of Glass Novellas, you get to see Celaena kick some butt. There’s blood and more blood. She also has a conscious which is nice.
“This time, she wouldn’t fail.
The men weren’t even looking at the window when she hurtled through. And by the time she landed on the mezzanine and rolled into a crouch, two of her daggers were already flying.”
~ page 221, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
5. Lady Sif from Thor
Lady Sif is hardcore. Not only is she hardcore in the Thor movies, but she is actually pretty hardcore in Norse Myth (in which she’s also Thor’s wife). In Norse Mythology, she is known for her golden hair (I think Loki cuts it off at one point, too). Aside from all that, she’s always ready for a good fight. Like many of our heroines, she’s usually the only girl in the pack, but she’s their equal.
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Disney and Once Upon a Time Mulan are both pretty kickass. Their both strong-willed and brave! Like many of our heroines, Mulan gets to surprise everyone by…guess what…being a woman! Hopefully at some point it won’t be so surprising.
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The thing I always loved about Buffy, was that she was NEVER scared. It’s like she was born to kill bad things. 😉 She uses a variety of weapons–like a crossbow, stakes, and blades…she’s also cheated death like two times!
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2. River Tam from Serenity
This girl has some crazy-scary made skills. I mean it when I say they are scary. She walks into a room full of baddies and takes them all down. ALL OF THEM.
1. Eowyn, Shield Maiden of Rohan
As the first badass heroine with a sword I encountered, Eowyn gets my first spot. The Lord of the Rings is already male-heavy on the character side, and to have Eowyn fearlessly ride into battle and defeat the Witch-king of Angmar? Well, that stuck with me over the years. Eowyn is awesome.
I hope you enjoyed my list! Let me know who your favorite blade-wielding heroines are!
• Prize 1 – A signed Paperback Copy of Cutlass, include a cute octopus mug (it’s purple and ADORABLE), Bookmark, and maybe a poster.
• Prize 2 – A signed Paperback of Cutlass + a bookmark
• Prize 3 – E-book of Cutlass