Lara Croft (2013)
Lara is not a new entry to this list. She has shown up on every “God I wish this chick was real,” kind of list since she showed up in video game land in those little bitty shorts and tank top, blasting away with her twin pistols. But this new Lara is fresh and still learning herself. She is discovering the amazing woman that we all already know. She is finding out how to be the badass we know she becomes. Deeper than that, she embodies intelligence, passion, and zest for life that has kept her on these lists for a long time now, and I imagine she won’t be coming off of them anytime soon.