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19 Movie and TV Women Who Kicked 2014’s Butt
When looking around at the movie and television trends of 2014, a certain theme began to emerge. Across the board, kick-butt women were popping out of the woodwork. But these were no Strong Female Characters™, those one-dimensional caricatures of femme fatales. Sure, some of these ladies kill with impunity, leaving swaths of dead Red Shirt enemies in their wake. But some of these women chose the road less travelled to the land of awesomeness. The one thing they all had in common? Every single one of them has flaws, backstories, and/or other foibles that are necessary to take ancient archetypes and elevate them into believable, real (fictional) people. Here are some of the most kick-butt of these from this year.