ⓘ List of female action heroes and villains

                                     

ⓘ List of female action heroes and villains

The following is a list of female action heroes and villains who appear in action films, television shows, comic books, and video games and who are "thrust into a series of challenges requiring physical feats, extended fights, extensive stunts and frenetic chases."

Elizabeth Abele suggests that "the key agency of female action protagonists is their ability to draw on the full range of masculine and feminine qualities in ever-evolving combinations."

                                     

1.1. Films Films based on comic books

  • Silk Spectre from Watchmen 2009
  • Hit-Girl from Kick-Ass 2010
  • Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010
  • Alita from Alita: Battle Angel 2019
  • Judge Anderson from Dredd 2012
  • Knives Chau from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010
  • Tank Girl from Tank Girl 1995
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1.2. Films Films based on novels

  • Hester Shaw from Mortal Engines 2018
  • Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings series 2001-2003
  • Florence Zimmerman from The House with a Clock in Its Walls 2018
  • Beatrice "Tris" Prior from Divergent Series
  • Hermione Granger from Harry Potter series 2001-2011
  • Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games 2012–2015
                                     

1.3. Films Films based on video games

  • Aki Ross and Jane Proudfoot from Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
  • Lara Croft from Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life 2003 and Tomb Raider 2018
  • Rose Da Silva from Silent Hill 2006
  • Cammy from Street Fighter 1994
  • Chun-Li from Street Fighter and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li 2009
  • Kitana and Sonya Blade from Mortal Kombat 1995 and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation 1997
  • Claire Redfield from the Resident Evil series 2012
  • Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  • Jill Valentine from the Resident Evil series 2004–2012
  • Tamina from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time film
  • Alice from the Resident Evil series 2002–2016
                                     

2. Literature

Literary villains

  • Grendels mother from the anonymous Old English poem Beowulf
  • The Others from The 5th Wave and film based on the novel: Nickname given by Cassie Sullivan. Extraterrestrial series that devastate humanity and mankind by unleashing a series of waves to kill them. They are sometimes known Silencers.
                                     

3.1. Television Animated television series

See also: female action heroes and villains in the section for anime.
                                     

3.2. Television Anime

  • Patty Lowell from Devil May Cry: The Animated Series
  • Yûmi from Pastel Yumi, the Magic Idol
  • Youko Nakajima From The Twelve Kingdoms
  • Pan from Dragon Ball GT
  • Ran Tsukikage from Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran
  • Athena and Saintia from Saint Seiya and Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho
  • Pollon from Little Pollon
  • Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan
  • Satsuki Kiryuuin From Kill la Kill
  • Makie Otono-Tachibana From Blade of the Immortal
  • Karri, Miki and Seiko from City Hunter
  • Yoruichi Shihouin from Bleach’
  • Princess Flora from Honey no Suteki na Bouken
  • Angie Islington from Angie Girl
  • Maya Natsume and Aya Natsume from Tenjo Tenge
  • Lady Armaroid from Cobra
  • Rushuna from Grenadier
  • Rei Ayanami and Asuka Langley Soryu from Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Nami and Nico Robin from One Piece
  • Maam and Leona from Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
  • Mako Sato and Sayuki from Initial D
  • Illyasviel von Einzbern and Rider from Fate/stay night
  • Sakura from Card Captor Sakura and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
  • Kagome Higurashi and Sango From InuYasha
  • Liliane, Lisa Wildman and Reiri Kamura from Princess Resurrection
  • Utena Tenjou from Shoujo Kakumei Utena Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Naomi Armitage from Armitage III
  • Deedlit from Record of Lodoss War
  • Françoise / 003 from Cyborg 009
  • Princess Lum from Urusei Yatsura
  • Nevenaa and Ariane Goliatkine power to become big age from Anatane: Saving the Children of Okura
  • Sakura Haruno and Ino Yamanaka from Naruto
  • Fujiko Mine from Lupin the Third
  • Momo from Magical Princess Minky Momo
  • Françoise / Fantomette from Fantomette
  • Simone from La Seine no Hoshi
  • Balsa Yonsa From Seirei no Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit
  • Ruby Rose, Weiss Schneider, Yang Xiao Long, Blake Belladonna from RWBY
  • Ai from Hell Girl
  • Miyu from Vampire Princess Miyu
  • Excel from Excel Saga
  • Mamiya from Hokuto No Ken
  • Emu Hino from Crying Freeman
  • Hikaru Minamoto from Otogi Zoshi TV series Otogi Zoshi: The Legend of Magatama
  • Lalabel from Lalabel
  • Megu-Chan Little Meg the Witch Girl from Majokko Megu-chan
  • Mahoro Ando from Mahoromatic
  • The females school girls and Natsuru female version from Kampfer
  • Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2002–2005 and Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture 2015
  • Sawa from Kite
  • Naru Narusegawa, Motoko Aoyama and Kaolla Sû from Love Hina
  • Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online
  • Kyohei Tachibana and Sei from Burst Angel
  • Sally from Sally the Witch
  • Erza Scarlet, Lucy Heartfilia and Wendy from Fairy Tail
  • Mikura Suzuki from Mezzo Forte and Mezzo DSA
  • Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop
  • Oscar François de Jarjayes from The Rose of Versailles
  • Thief girl from Cat’s Eye
  • Robin Sena from Witch Hunter Robin
  • Android 18 and Videl from Dragon Ball Z
  • Lina Inverse From Slayers
  • The female child from Gunslinger Girl
  • Lunlun from Hana no Ko Lunlun
  • Tiko and Tickle from Majokko Tickle
  • Victoria Celas from Hellsing
  • Laureline from Valerian and Laureline
  • Sara and Fuu from Samurai Champloo
  • The Mew from Mew Power
  • Nella from Nella the Princess Knight
  • Michiru Kita from Zombie Loan
  • Princess Sapphire from Princess Knight by Osamu Tetsuka
  • Noa Izumi from Patlabor
  • Amaha Masane, Korean ethnic bearer of the blade from Witchblade
  • Clare and other sliver hair Claymorer/Witch from Claymore
  • Ranma female form and the other girls from Ranma ½
  • Saya Kisaragi from Blood-C
  • Myung Fang Lone from Macross Plus
  • Lucy / Nyu from Elfen Lied
  • Sailor Moon and other Sailor Scouts from the Sailor Moon franchise.
  • Maka Albarn from Soul Eater
  • Hoshimi from Maps
  • Rally and Minnie from Gunsmith Cats
  • Mireille Bouquet and Kirika Yuumura from Noir
  • Shana From Shakugan no Shana
  • Honey Kisaragi from Cutie Honey
  • Otonashi Saya from Blood+
  • Marina from Galaxy Express 999
  • The warriors female from Tales of Phantasia: The Animations
  • Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • the 3 girls from Magic Knight Rayearth
  • Morgiana From Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
  • Antoinette "Tony" Dubois from Reporter Blues
  • Shiki Ryougi From Kara no Kyoukai The Garden of Sinners
  • Eira from Ellcia