So badass ladies come in many different forms. Be they knife-wielders, fantastical mages, or bloody geniuses.
Let’s focus on the geniuses: these ladies can kick your ass with their brains. If they weren’t on your side, you’d piss your pants. You can’t help but root for them, and you know that they can get you out of dicey situations.
Below, we’ve gone beyond the tried and true Nancy Drew (who deserves her own list) to give you some of the best leading ladies who happen to also be blow your mind brilliant, in no particular order.