This is the third year for the Kick Ass Female Award. In a world where women’s power has become something even more apropos, this is the award for the ladies. I have always been a fan of kick ass females, all the way back to Anna Devane on General Hospital. So here is the official award, now and forever named after Finola Hughes’ GH character, one of my favorite females of all time.
Previous Winners: Rey (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Mockingbird (Marvel Comics)
#10. Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2). Nebula came back and fought her sister Gamora and came to an understanding. Nebula may have a big role against her father in the upcoming Avengers movies.
#9. The Amazons (Wonder Woman). The Amazons, led by Queen Hippolyta, were a major part of the DC movie Wonder Woman and they had an important scene in Justice League as well.
#8. Lorraine (Atomic Blonde). Lorraine had one of the best fight scenes of the year inside a hallway in a movie that was somewhat entertaining.
#7. Carol (The Walking Dead). The queen of the apocalypse continues to be the most dominant female on the Walking Dead. Heck, I would rather see Rick, Daryl, Negan or any other character coming after me rather than Carol.
#6. Hela (Thor: Ragnarok). Hela became Thor and Loki’s sister in Thor: Ragnarok and came back to kick some Asgardian ass after the death of Odin. Hela showed off both her dominant side and her beauty thanks to gorgeous Cate Blanchett.
#5. Eleven (Stranger Things). The one and only Eleven came back from the Upside Down to grab control of her powers and help battle the monsters tormenting her friends. Plus, she got to dance with Mike.
#4. Rey (Star Wars: The Last Jedi). Rey has assumed the place at the top of the mountain among the Jedis and she battled Kylo Ren in the throne room of Snoke. This fight scene was one of the best of the year. Spoilers…. she then lifted some rocks.
#3. Valkyrie (Thor: Ragnarok). One of the true standouts of one of the best movies of the year, Tessa Thompson brought us a great character as well as a kick ass woman. Valkyrie had her story that fit beautifully into the film, and she showed off her mighty skills.
#2. Laura (Logan). She who would be X-23 was a brutal and wild animalistic little girl cloned from Logan. Of course, the wild child was more than just a beast. She was a huge part of the heart of one of the best movies of the year. And the acting job Dafne Keen gave was amazing.
#1. Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman) However, it had to be. After starring in one of the most beloved movies of the summer and easily the most beloved DCEU movie ever, Wonder Woman, as portrayed by Gal Gadot, shut all the haters and the doubters up. I did not think Gal Gadot had it in her, but I was proven oh so wrong. Wonder Woman was a transcendent figure in pop culture this year, and I can say that it is about time.