Most Badass Female Anime Characters

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The Top Ten

1 Esdeath - Akame Ga Kill! 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.

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

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)

She is the best Akame ga Kill character by far.

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2 Revy - Black Lagoon Revy - Black Lagoon Rebecca Lee, mainly referred to as Revy, and sometimes Two Hands, is the main female protagonist of the Black Lagoon series.

Roberta is worse! come on! Revy is the most baaadaaas!

Look at her! Just look at her! Her design just screams BADASS!

Sorry, but I think Roberta deserves this spot more.

I mess with this! She's the greatest.

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3 Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell 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.

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

Motoko,Y U SO AWESOME?!

4 Android 18 - Dragon Ball Android 18 - Dragon Ball

To be honest she's the most badass and perfect anime girl...she started as a killing machine, kicked ass of everyone in the future trunks timeline and killed them and in present timeline she wrecked ssj Vegeta easily but later she became so kind and a caring mom and wife she quitted martial arts so that she can look after her family but in the Tournament Of Power her performance was amazing if she trained hard she would've on God level now DBS didn't gave her enough screentime that's why she's less popular compared to some female anime characters. She is also beautiful and sexy and she don't have to expose her body to show how sexy she is and most importantly her attitude is the best she isn't annoying like other anime girls

Damn she is awesome

Most badass and strongest anime girl ever. Android #18 rocks. - Goku02

She's the strongest female among the popular anime series. I mean - Goku02

5 Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail 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.

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

She deserves higher spot! - Sugarcubecorner

Erza is queen! Love her so much

I don't see how she is not first-IloveFairyTail

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

Her attitude, loyalty, skill, and bravery are unmatched

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.

Those guns and cool attitude makes her hella BADASS!

She's so col!

7 Mikasa Ackerman - Attack on Titan 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.

Definitely Mikasa

She Need to be higher!

She is the definition of badass...!

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8 Lucy - Elfen Lied Lucy - Elfen Lied Lucy (born as kaede), is a tragic, fictional Japanese Anti-Heroine, and Anti-Villianess, who is the main protagonist of her debut source, a manga officially known as Elfen Lied [alfen leed], written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto, which was best known for it's T.V. adaptation of the same name, Directed ...read more.

She could dismembe everyone other one on this list easily. Sorry Erza

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! - Sugarcubecorner

Lucy is my girl. She is a badass.

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

Best Bleach girl!

The Flash Goddess! enough said. - Goku02

10 Nanoha Takamachi - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Nanoha Takamachi - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

The Puella Magis have nothing on her. - PerfectImpulseX

Why isn't she #1? - PerfectImpulseX

The Contenders

11 Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach

Why is she so low? Rukia is the best anime female character and a total badass! Love you Rukia. - GoldenApples_05

Rukia is my bae

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

12 Kallen Stadtfeld - Code Geass 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.

Guren mk II is awesome

13 Annie Leonhart - Attack on Titan 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.

Strong and independant

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

Badass, hot, cold and beautiful
just perfect

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

14 Casca - Berserk Casca - Berserk

I wish she would recover so that she can be a badass,again...

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

One of my favorite female anime characters she is so badass when it comes to killing zombies and vampires

Goddes. better than all females.

16 Faye Valentine - Cowboy Bebop 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.
17 Videl - Dragon Ball Z Videl - Dragon Ball Z Videl is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.
18 Saber - Fate/Stay Night 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. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

How is she below Android 18?

19 Zangya - Dragon Ball Z Zangya - Dragon Ball Z Zangya is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.
20 Asuka Langley - Evangelion Asuka Langley - Evangelion

So badass in End of Evangelist.

21 Fate Testarossa - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Fate Testarossa - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
22 Konan - Naruto Konan - Naruto Konan is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

Konan's fight against Tobi was just so awesome

23 Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box
24 Shana - Shakugan no Shana Shana - Shakugan no Shana
25 Hibiki Tachibana - Senki Zesshou Symphogear
26 Ryuko Matoi - Kill La KIll Ryuko Matoi - Kill La KIll Ryuko Matoi is the main protagonist of Japanese anime series 'Kill La Kill' produced by Studio Trigger. Ryuko Matoi is a highschool student who attends Honnouji Academy to find her father's murderer.

She's a real beast

Just watch KLK, you'll see Why she should be higher

27 Izumi Shimomura - Ajin Izumi Shimomura - Ajin
28 Signum Yagami - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Signum Yagami - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
29 Teresa - Claymore Teresa - Claymore

She is my hero

Best Claymore!

30 Akira Mado - Tokyo Ghoul Akira Mado - Tokyo Ghoul

Badass and hot!

31 Lan Fan - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhoo Lan Fan - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhoo Lan Fan is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
32 Maka Albarn - Soul Eater Maka Albarn - Soul Eater Maka Albarn (マカ・アルバーン, Maka Arubān) is a Scythe-Meister and the daughter of Spirit Albarn and his ex-wife. After witnessing her father cheating, she was inspired by her mother and she became determined to follow in her footsteps and became a Meister. Maka partnered up with the "Demon ...read more.
33 Cure Moonlight / Yuri Tsukikage - HeartCatch Precure Cure Moonlight / Yuri Tsukikage - HeartCatch Precure
34 Touka Kirishima - Tokyo Ghoul Touka Kirishima - Tokyo Ghoul Touka Kirishima is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Tokyo Ghoul created by Sui Ishida.

How is Touka no to higher up on the list!?
She's hot, and badass.

35 Lust - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Lust - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
36 Rinne Berlinetta - ViViD Strike! Rinne Berlinetta - ViViD Strike!

Rinne's an awesome martial artist.
She used to be very shy and weak until her adoptive grandfather died and a bunch of school bullies broke her phone & her pendant (Scuderia, which later became her device). Rinne got really shocked by that so she became angry and BEAT THE EVER-LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF THEM! After that, Rinne became Gar (the family-friendly word for bad***) and started practicing martial arts.
Why isn't she on the list? I honestly don't know. - PerfectImpulseX

37 Nami - One Piece Nami - One Piece Nami is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. She is based on Ann and Silk, two characters from Oda's previous manga Romance Dawn.
38 Saeko Busujima - Highschool of the Dead Saeko Busujima - Highschool of the Dead
39 Clare - Claymore Clare - Claymore
40 Eto - Tokyo Ghoul Eto - Tokyo Ghoul
41 Panty Anarchy - Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt Panty Anarchy - Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
42 Olivier Armstrong - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Olivier Armstrong - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
43 Aoi Hidaka - Jūsō Kikō Dancouga Nova Aoi Hidaka - Jūsō Kikō Dancouga Nova
44 Yuno Gasai - Future Diary Yuno Gasai - Future Diary

Not really a badass she is just a yandere

Yuno is definitely a badass.

45 Tatsumaki - One Punch Man Tatsumaki - One Punch Man

How is she not on the top 10? she's basically rank two in one punch man!

46 Asuna Yuuki - Sword Art Online Asuna Yuuki - Sword Art Online Asuna Yuuki is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

It's not every day that a girl in anime can be both badass AND cute at the same time. And Asuna is one of those many girls who has those traits. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

47 Mirajane Strauss - Fairy Tail Mirajane Strauss - Fairy Tail Mirajane Strauss is the elder sister of Lisanna and Elfman, who possesses “Take-Over” magic, which allows her to take shape of animals, other wizards, or her “Satan Soul” forms. Mirajane is also an S-Class wizard who was rivals with Erza Scarlet when they were both young, often challenging her ...read more.

AH I LOVE HER SHES SO FIERCE AND STRONG!

Yay Mira needs to be in top 10

48 Einhart Stratos - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Einhart Stratos - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
49 C.C. - Code Geass C.C. - Code Geass C.C. is the pseudonym of a fictional character in the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion anime series by Sunrise. C.C.'s real name is never shared with the audience, despite eventually being learned by protagonist Lelouch Lamperouge.
50 Stocking Anarchy - Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt Stocking Anarchy - Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
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1. Nanoha Takamachi - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
2. Fate Testarossa - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
3. Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box
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1. Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell
2. Revy - Black Lagoon
3. Asuka Langley - Evangelion
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1. Nami - One Piece
2. Faye Valentine - Cowboy Bebop
3. Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach
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