Most Badass Female Anime Characters

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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.

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

She is the best Akame ga Kill character by far.

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

Ice Queen is your DEATH!

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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.

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.

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

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3 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

4 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?!

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 so badass that she won a fight without any of her senses and she unlocked that Nakagami armor which was said to take so much magical energy that nobody could uinlock it for 10 years and you're telling me she's at #5?

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

Her badassery is too much - vegeta_erza_shisui

Erza is queen! Love her so much

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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.

She Need to be higher!

Definitely Mikasa

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 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?

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 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

12 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

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

Rukia is my bae

13 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

14 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$$.

15 Casca - Berserk Casca - Berserk

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

16 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.

17 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.
18 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.
19 Michiko Malandro - Michiko & Hatchin Michiko Malandro - Michiko & Hatchin
20 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.
21 Asuka Langley - Evangelion Asuka Langley - Evangelion

So badass in End of Evangelist.

22 Fate Testarossa - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Fate Testarossa - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
23 Misato Katsuragi - Evangelion Misato Katsuragi - Evangelion Misato Katsuragi is a fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise created by Gainax.
24 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

25 Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box

She real strong, she get red hares when mad, when mad she badass, she no red hair when fine or tired, she make box for student problem. She real cool, should watch. You may like it.

26 Shana - Shakugan no Shana Shana - Shakugan no Shana
27 Hibiki Tachibana - Senki Zesshou Symphogear
28 Panty Anarchy - Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt Panty Anarchy - Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
29 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

30 Izumi Shimomura - Ajin Izumi Shimomura - Ajin
31 Temari - Naruto Temari - Naruto Temari is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
32 Signum Yagami - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Signum Yagami - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
33 Teresa - Claymore Teresa - Claymore

She is my hero

Best Claymore!

34 Akira Mado - Tokyo Ghoul Akira Mado - Tokyo Ghoul

Badass and hot!

35 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.

36 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.
37 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.
38 Cure Moonlight / Yuri Tsukikage - HeartCatch Precure Cure Moonlight / Yuri Tsukikage - HeartCatch Precure
39 Megumi Oka - Voltes V Megumi Oka - Voltes V
40 Lust - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Lust - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
41 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

42 Rally Vincent - Gunsmith Cats
43 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.
44 Saeko Busujima - Highschool of the Dead Saeko Busujima - Highschool of the Dead
45 Yuno Gasai - Future Diary Yuno Gasai - Future Diary

Not really a badass she is just a yandere

Yuno is definitely a badass.

46 Clare - Claymore Clare - Claymore
47 Eto - Tokyo Ghoul Eto - Tokyo Ghoul
48 Olivier Armstrong - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Olivier Armstrong - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
49 Aoi Hidaka - Jūsō Kikō Dancouga Nova Aoi Hidaka - Jūsō Kikō Dancouga Nova
50 Miranda - Venus Wars
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Top Remixes (12)

1. Nanoha Takamachi - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
2. Fate Testarossa - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
3. Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box
PerfectImpulseX
1. Revy - Black Lagoon
2. Android 18 - Dragon Ball
3. Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell
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1. Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell
2. Revy - Black Lagoon
3. Asuka Langley - Evangelion
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