There have been some years where I have struggled to fill out a list of ten women for this “kick-ass” award, named after my all-time favorite General Hospital super spy. This year, I had a long list of possible choices. I cut it down to a Top 12 list.
Here are the honorable mentions that did not make the top 12: Raya (Raya and the Last Dragon)m Harley Quinn (The Suicide Squad), Deena (Fear Street trilogy), Bianca Belair (WWE), Wonder Woman (The Snyder cut), Phoebe (Ghostbusters: Afterlife), Valerie Young (Copshop), Lindy (Jolt), Regan (A Quiet Place 2).
The Anna Devane Kick Ass Female Award
Previous winners: Rey (Star Wars), Mockingbird (Marvel Comics), Wonder Woman (DCEU), The Shirewolves, Captain Marvel, Kamala Harris
#12. (Tie) Stagecoach Mary & Treacherous Trudy (Harder They Fall).
#11. (Tie) Thena & Makkari (Eternals)
#10. Xialing (Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)
#9. Agatha Harkness (WandaVision)
#8. (Tie) Evil-Lyn & Teela (Masters of the Universe: Revelations)
#7. Elektra as Daredevil (Daredevil comics)
#6. Sae-byeok (Squid Game)
#5. Kate Bishop (Hawkeye). Hailee Steinfeld is awesome in the Hawkeye series as one of the world’s greatest archers who looks up to Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton.
#4. Black Widow (Black Widow). Natasha Romanoff finally received her own solo film, about 8 years too late. She is also a major feature of the Hawkeye Disney + show, being a huge factor in Clint Barton’s story.
#3. Sylvie (Loki). A Loki variant that has become one of the best new characters of the MCU. She is kind of a combo between The Enchantress and Lady Loki from the comics, but Sylvie became a huge factor in the series that opened up the multiverse and sent Kang upon us.
#2. Yelena (Black Widow & Hawkeye). Florence Pugh is an absolute star. She was the best part of the Black Widow movie and she appeared as a huge guest star in Hawkeye. She is so awesome that she is going to continue to kick ass everywhere.
#1. Wanda Maximoff (WandaVision)– Yes, The Scarlet Witch is the kick ass female of the year. Without a doubt, Wanda created a new reality in Westview, New Jersey and created a perfect life for herself with Vision and two kids. She showed exactly how powerful she is and she has a chance to win this again next year as she joins Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.