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Who Is Your Favorite Fantasy Heroine? The Results Are Here!

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After presenting our own ranking of the top 10 fantasy heroines last week, we asked you guys to weigh in. And, by the Angel, you certainly did. We hadn’t even planned on making anything more of this, but as the voting wars heated up on our site and on Twitter, we thought we’d give your refresh finger a little break and declare an end to the poll today. So, did upstart Clary Fray take the title, or is Bella Swan Cullen still #1 in your heart? Or was it Katniss Everdeen who came from behind, fierce fighter that she is?
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Hermione, Black Widow, Clary + More: Help Us Rank Our 10 Favorite Fantasy Heroines!

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Damn, it’s a good time to be a heroine. There are so many kickass ladies out there in film, television and literature — from The Walking Dead to this week’s The Mortal Instruments to next year’s Divergent —that we have half a mind to demand an Expendables style movie with them all joining forces. We’re at a point where kids should be collecting fantasy heroine trading cards…which gave us the idea of ranking these ladies trading-card style to see who would be top of a Tops deck!

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The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones Talking Points: 10 Essential Facts

Clary Fray (Lily Collins) in MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES.

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones is in theaters now and whether you’ve seen it already or not, you might have a few questions. Don’t worry because we’ve not only seen the movie, but we might have read all of the books in author Cassandra Clare‘s popular YA series, and we’re ready to spill some secrets about the film, the characters and that controversial ending.

Be forewarned, though, because mild spoilers abound in the first two pages, and MASSIVE SPOILERS appear in the last page.

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The 5 Most Memorable Rejected Best Friends In Movie History

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens today, and the movie is packed with demon-filled battles, angsty teen romance and (spoiler-ish alert!) two guys whose love for their respective best friends is painfully unrequited. Their agony is nothing new — movies have long been inhabited by lurking, lovesick pals pining over a friend who’s too busy with someone else to notice. Check out our chat with Jamie Campbell Bower, Lily Collins and Kevin Zegers, the stars of The Mortal Instruments, to hear their thoughts on the film’s two love triangles.

We’ve picked the five most memorable rejected BFFs from the big screen — from Pretty in Pink to Twilight.

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Magnus Bane 4Ever! Why We Love The Immortal Mortal Instruments Character

If you haven’t yet read Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices books, you might be wondering why Magnus Bane, a minor character in City of Bones (in theaters Wednesday), has a massive online following and was the runner up in our 25 Best Supernatural Characters of 2012 list (above all those vampires!). We thought we’d give you a little primer on the gorgeous warlock, played by Taiwanese-Canadian model Godfrey Gao. Here are some reasons why we love him, anyway:

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The Mortal Instruments Cast Says “F You” To People Who Snark On Female Fandoms (And So Do We!)

It’s not always easy being a woman in a fandom. From sexual harassment at cons to the rude reaction to the Women Who Kick Ass panel at Comic-Con by some male audience members last month, women are often made to feel low status in fan worlds they help shape, champion and rule. Not to mention the assertion that some women are “pretending” to be geeks for attention, or the way female-dominated fandoms are mocked and ridiculed. As a fangirl of many things myself, I know these experiences firsthand.

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What Did Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower Rewrite In The Mortal Instruments Movie?

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There’s a pretty huge twist at the end of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. (Yes, people who have read the books, that thing.) When watching the movie, I noticed that while the story was the same as in the book, the characters’ reaction to the twist was different — more nuanced and emotional, if you will. Turns out stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower had a hand in making that change, quite literally. They rewrote it.
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Mortal Instruments Star Godfrey Gao Does An Adorable Lily Collins Voice

It’s hard to imagine beautiful people being shy and nervous about anything, but The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is Taiwanese-Canadian model Godfrey Gao‘s first ever acting gig in English — and he has the pressure of playing one of your most beloved supernatural characters of 2012, warlock Magnus Bane. When VH1 caught up with him at Comic-Con this weekend, he told us how his castmates put him at ease.
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Comic-Con Or Bust! Who’s Your Favorite Geek Girl Of Our Time?

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Once upon a time, Comic-Con was thought to be the home of mostly male geeks and their comic book idols. We know that stereotype was never entirely true, but now more than ever, girl geeks are coming out of the closet and declaring their love for superheroes, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and everything in between. In anticipation of San Diego Comic-Con 2013, where VH1 Celebrity will be on the ground along with our friends from MTV Movies, MTV Geek and NextMovie, we present to you the 25 hottest girl geeks, real and fictional, of modern times. Who is your favorite? Peruse the gallery and vote below!

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Katniss Everdeen, Clary Fray, Melanie Stryder & More: The 13 Heroines Who’ll Make 2013 Kick Ass

The Host, Catching Fire, Prodigy, City of Bones and more stories of great heroines in 2013

If you take stories like The Hunger Games, The Host and Warm Bodies to heart, you might think we don’t have much to look forward to in the distant post-apocalyptic future. But in the more immediate days ahead, like say, the rest of 2013, there’s a whole lot to be excited for — especially if you like ladies who kick ass, stand up for what they believe in and protect their loved ones at all costs. It’s going to be a great year for heroines in movies, on TV and in books — but not necessarily the easy-to-love/worship kind. Jennifer Lawrence‘s Katniss Everdeen (this year in Catching Fire), The Americans‘ Elizabeth (Keri Russell), Beautiful Creatures‘ Lena (Alice Englert) and The Great Gatsby’s Daisy (Carey Mulligan) are complex women and girls who don’t automatically know what’s right, and sometimes they have to choose saving themselves over saving the world. The Mortal Instruments‘ Clary Fray (Lily Collins), Shadow and Bones‘ Aline, Delirium’s Lena and Warm Bodies‘ Julie (Teresa Palmer) have a little self-discovery to do before they become full-fledged heroines. The Legend Trilogy’s June and The Host’s Wanderer/Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) have to navigate between worlds to figure out whom to fight for. And Oz‘s Glinda (Michelle Williams) and Ender’s Game’s Petra (Hailee Steinfeld) are ladies whose strength is obvious, but whose roles in the bigger picture remains to be seen. As for Chloe Moretz’s Hit Girl, who returns in this summer’s Kick-Ass 2 — she’s always going to be in a category all her own.

Whatever your favorite brand of strong female is, we hope you’re looking forward to seeing them in action as much as we are! Check them out in the gallery below, and plan your year accordingly!

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[Photos: Open Road Films, Lionsgate, Penguin, Constantin Films]