Top 5 Most Badass Female Anime Characters

We had seen how badass Accelerator from To Aru Majutsu no Index is. We had also seen how badass Kirei and Kiritsugu is, as their last fight is just badass at it’s core. However, most of the time, female characters usually possess more difficulty in displaying their badassery demeanors, some seem to fall into the “trying too hard to be a badass” syndrome, while some literally aren’t even somewhat close. There are although, quite an exceptional few, and here are my top 5 of badass female anime characters that I had stumbled upon.

5. Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)

Erza is one of the most strongest mages in Fairy Tail. She became an S-class mage at just a tender age of 15. Her strength in combat is literally unrivaled, instilling fears and awes to those who stand before her. If she were an ally, she is dependable and if she were an enemy, she is deadly.

4. Kusanagi Motoko (Ghost in the Shell)

Mokoto is of Section 9, a group of cyborg cops. All of them are cybernetially reinforced and Mokoto is no exception as she is certainly strong. She is good with guns and even melee combat, but her main strength comes in the form of leadership, commanding a group of talented and even dangerous individuals, ranging from a hackers, snipers and rangers.

3. Lucy (Elfen Lied)

Lucy is the alter ego of Nyu. When “Lucy” emerges, every situation will immediately turn into an absolute bloodbath. She is emotionless and violent; she doesn’t even mind slashing off a limb or two. Her badass and extreme violent disposition no doubt makes her deserves a spot in this list.

2. Revy (Black Lagoon)

When you speaks of badassery, it is literally a compulsary to include Revy into the equation. The female gunslinger likes to smoke, cuss and shoot; she is always seen having a cigarette in her mouth, even in the midst of gunfights. Inherently, she is one of the top list of “women you don’t wanna go messing around with.”

1. Ryougi Shiki (Kara no Kyoukai)

Shiki is a blasphemous entity. Her power, the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, can even kill God if she so desires. Her powers can see the Origin of all living and non-living things, in the form of lines, and cutting along these lines spell instant death. She can even capture spirits using her artificial hand. That’s why she’s so badass, she fights with dignity like Erza, she doesn’t mind losing one of her limbs like Lucy, and she can fight as stylishly as Revy. She is everything, an embodiment of female badassery.

Honourable Mentions:

Balsa (Seirei no Moribi)

Balsa uses a spear as her main weapon, even though being a woman, she can fend off four or five professional assassins and can easily defeat ordinary men with ease, making most “strong” men lose in shame.

Souryuu Asuka Langley (Evangelion)

Being teamed up with a very wimpy Shinji, it is no doubt that sometimes, Asuka will have to do things alone, and my mind was indeed blown off by that feat in End of Evangelion. Fresh out of the hospital, Asuka was forced into a fight with the rest of the EVA series alone, and with limited power reserves, she has to destroy all nine of them in just three and a half minutes, which is around 20 seconds for each. She accomplished all those bloodily and mercilessly while “Air” (Suite no3 in D Major) is playing in the background. How badass is that?

8 thoughts on “Top 5 Most Badass Female Anime Characters

  1. Hey i was wondering who/or what anime is the very first girl from?(the only wearing all black with the long katana and blue sky with clouds in the background)

  2. I just stumbled across this list and like the characters included. Bare with me please with my following statements as they are not ment to insult or attack you.
    How come no one ever mentions Deunan Knute (Apleseed franchise) or Mina Tepes ( Dance in the Vampire Bund)

    Deunan was a soldier that ended up fighting and surviving for a long time by herself in war torn territory. Joined Eswat after a whole squad was sent to bring her to Olympus to recruit her and had a special landmate built just for her because she pushed them harder than the average Eswat officer.

    Mina looks like a 9 year old but is a hundreds of years old queen of vampires. Also she has kept her true power and form hidden but from what is shown she can eliminate her enemies rather quickly when in her “adult” form. She even stated that no one else has survived after seeing that form.
    If you make a top ten list I humbly submit these two suggestions for it.

  3. Really, u absolutely must mention Oliver Mira Armstrong from fullmetal alchemist: brotherhood ^_^ she is an absolute badass

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