Most Badass Female Anime Characters

The Top Ten
1 Saeko Busujima - Highschool of the Dead
2 Revy - Black Lagoon Rebecca Lee, mainly referred to as Revy, and sometimes Two Hands, is the main female protagonist of the Black Lagoon series.

Everything about Revy screams Badass. She's the best gun user in anime in my opinion and she's undefeatable but not ridiculously overpowered either.

Overall, the ten I picked here was an excrutiatingly difficult decision; there are so many elligible female badasses! But I have NO doubt that Revy is #1. She has spunk, bullets, and is almost undefeatable when it comes to gun standoffs. Saeko has NOTHING on her.

Revy is tthee best bounty hunter ever! She's very badass! I'm so sad that the anime is so short. I would watch it for years if Revy was there with her crew!

She is one of the few female characters I like in anime.

3 Mikasa Ackerman - Attack on Titan Mikasa Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. She accompanies the main protagonist Eren Jaeger. Her most notable feature is the red scarf that she wears. She is one of the most strongest ...read more.

There's a difference between being a badass and being an overpowered Mary su. Mikasa is the latter.

She is number 1! she's the biggest female badass ever!

Number 43? Come on, she should be higher on the list!

She is the definition of badass...!

4 Lucy - Elfen Lied

Don't even think about voting until you at least Google "lucy gun". Then tell me what a badass chick looks like.

I'm pretty sure that she can slice up ever other girl on this list (no offense).

She is really badass I mean the way she fights!

Lucy is my girl. She is a badass.

5 Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell Major Motoko Kusanagi is the main protagonist in Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell anime and manga series. She is a "full-body prosthesis" augmented-cybernetic human employed as the field commander of Public Security Section 9, a fictional law-enforcement division of the Japanese National Public ...read more.

How low she is is really disappointing, considering it's MOTOKO we're talking about here! I don't think any anime fan can deny her badassery.

Finally an anime list on this site in which the top item totally deserves the spot!

6 Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail Erza Scarlet is an S-Class Mage from the infamous magic guild Fairy Tail. Erza starts off as a lone wolf and stays loyal to following the rules. As the story develops Erza changes into loving mage strong and independent. As her terrible past haunts her she ignores her Nakama's calls that they want help. ...read more.

She should be the best female in anime and in shonen because she is the best female in anime and th most badass.

Erza is an incredible wizard, capable of many great things! I think she deserves to be at least top 3

Not many people in Fairy Tail are badass but Erza is an exception.

What would Fairy tail be without the essence of Titania?

7 Android 18 - Dragon Ball

Most badass and strongest anime girl ever. Android #18 rocks.

Damn she is awesome

8 Saber - Fate Stay Night Saber is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon and its prequel, Fate/Zero, by Type-Moon and nitroplus. She is the the Saber-class Servant of Kiritsugu Emiya during the Fourth Holy Grail War in Fate/Zero and the Saber-class Servant of Shirou ...read more.

To be honest, I think Saber is more badass and more strong than Asuna. I still love Asuna, but I think Saber would beat her by a mile in a fight.

Saber is more badass than Erza in my opinion.

How is she below Android 18?

9 Riza Hawkeye - Fullmetal Alchemist Riza Hawkeye is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

This woman has about twenty pistols and is will not hesitate to pull the trigger. She has even held her superior officer (and love interest) at gunpoint because he was losing sight of his goal and turning dark.

Her attitude, her intelligence, her badass aim, her sexy hair and calmness, and overall, her back tattoo-- what taught Roy flame alchemy-- makes her amazing.

Oh, I love Riza. Easily the most badass FA female.

10 Yoruichi Shihōin - Bleach Yoruichi Shihoin is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

The Newcomers

? Tsunade - Naruto Tsunade is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
? Adiane - Gurren Lagann
The Contenders
11 Kyoko Sakura - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Kyoko Sakura is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

She should not be here!

12 Annie Leonhart - Attack on Titan Annie Leonhart is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.

This woman got good because she worked at it everyday, put under intense pressure to fight her own family, and to serve her purpose, she lived out her duty, and honestly really deserved a higher spot

She did a good job in kicking Eren's a$$.

Her silver ring

Just love her

13 Seras Victoria - Hellsing Seras Victoria is a fictional character in the Hellsing manga and anime series created by Kouta Hirano.

She should be at least top ten. She's strong, determined, and caring. She's a badass! And I love her guns!

14 Faye Valentine - Cowboy Bebop Faye Valentine is a fictional character from Cowboy Bebop who first appeared in the third episode Honky Tonk Woman who was a wanted bounty head who later joined the bounty hunter group along with Spike and Jet, she's arrogant, opportunistic, grumpy and lazy and despite her appearance she's actually ...read more.
15 Esdeath - Akame Ga Kill! General Esdeath (simply known as Esdeath) is the secondary antagonist of the manga, Akame Ga Kill!, and the 2014 anime adaptation of the same name.

She's the best character for me as well. I think she only lost because she wasn't taking the battle seriously. Esdeath could've played Akame, but instead, she lost herself. That's why I think she's still the best even though she got beaten.

The owner of the strongest Imperial Arms, she can manipulate ice and even froze time. She's dominant, she's the best and the reason why I watch Akame Ga Kill

If she is the best and strongest akame ga kill character? how come she lost and got played by Akame (the real strongest and best character)

Absolutely greatest chracter of Akame ga Kill and one of the best and most badass female anime chracters ever! All hail the ice queen!

16 Casca - Berserk
17 Videl - Dragon Ball Z Videl is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.
18 Kallen Stadtfeld - Code Geass Kallen Stadtfeld is a fictional character in the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

Without her, Black Knights would've been annihilated.

19 Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach

Why is she so low? Rukia is the best anime female character and a total badass! Love you Rukia.

she's cool and not the the crybaby damsel in distress.she's funny and cares about her friends I wish she ended up with ichigo, one of the reasons I re live the moments and watch bleach is because of RUKIA.

The only reason why I read Bleach 'till the end. Long live Queen Rukia

Rukia is my bae

20 Nanoha Takamachi - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
21 Asuka Langley - Evangelion

So badass in End of Evangelist.

22 Zangya - Dragon Ball Z Zangya is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.
23 Cure Moonlight / Yuri Tsukikage - HeartCatch Precure
24 Minene Uryu - Future Diary

I totally agree with you!

25 Fate Testarossa - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Probably the most badass magical girl I've come across (even against the likes of the Sailor Moon gang or even Kyoko!). Anyway, she's great.

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