30. Susan Pevensie, The Chronicles of Narnia
When you tumble through the back of a wardrobe into a magical land where Father Christmas gives you a bow and arrows, you know you’re destined for greatness. CS Lewis called her Susan the Gentle, but in our eyes she’ll always be Susan the BAMF.
While Batman is out fighting the regular human supervillains in Gotham City, Batwoman is battling it out with the mystical, mysterious, magical beasts that threaten the city from the sewers and the skies. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ruined her military career, so she decided to save the world all by herself.
28. Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz
She has a pack of wolves, a swarm of bees, a flock of crows, and an army of Winkies at her disposal. Also, she has some flying monkeys every now and then. It’s hard work trying to seize control of the Land of Oz!
27. Neytiri, Avatar
The Na’vi princess of the Omaticaya, she saves Jake’s life (instead of the other way around!) as she fights (and wins!) alongside him in the Assault on the Tree of Souls.
26. Chihiro Ogino, Spirited Away
Sen grows from a timid, petulant ten-year-old into a family-saving, river-naming hero.
25. Karen Eiffel, Stranger than Fiction
Karen proves once and for all that the pen truly is mightier than the sword.