Chloe Grace Moretz returns as Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass 2, and this time she’s got bigger villains to battle: high school mean girls!
There’s nothing scarier than a teenaged girl, unless that teenaged girl can kill you. Hit-Girl might be the latest teen queen with the skill to kill, but is she the deadliest? Find out as we count down our Top 10 Deadliest Fictional “Hit Girls.”
10) Jennifer Lawrence’s ’Katniss Everdeen’ from The Hunger Games
She shoots, she scores, she wins the Hunger Games… The only reason the uber-popular Katniss doesn’t rank higher on our list is because she’s not a trained killer, nor is she an eager one. If you encountered her in a dark ally late at night, she’d probably let you go without a scratch. In fact, she’d probably let you go with a bit of roasted squirrel.
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9) Natalie Portman’s ’Mathilda’ from Leon: The Professional
Now Natalie Portman is known as a classy and intellectual vegan, but she made her debut as a sassy Lolita who longed to avenge her baby brother’s death. In Luc Besson’s Leon, or The Professional (or Leon: The Professional) She shacks up with French assassin, Leon (Jean Reno), and helps him on various jobs. Though she’s quite dangerous, Mathilda is still extremely untrained and almost nothing without Leon.
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8) Amandla Stenberg’s ’Cataleya’ from Columbiana
Sure, she might look like an innocent schoolgirl in the photo above, but Cataleya is about to stab that guy’s hand and free run across the roofs of Bogota, Columbia. Columbiana is another Luc Besson film about a vengeful orphan girl who becomes an assassin. The difference between Cataleya and Mathilda, though, is Cataleya grows up to be a very deadly Zoe Saldana.
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7) Maisie Williams’s ’Arya Stark’ from Game of Thrones
Never forget that the first person Arya Stark killed was a nosy stable boy and that her “prayers” are a list of people she’s sworn to kill.
She. Does. Not. Mess. Around.
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6) and 6.5) Alexis Bledel’s ’Violet’ and Saoirse Ronan’s ’Daisy’ from Violet & Daisy
We don’t know if the fact that this film about teen assassins is light and frothy makes it more fun or more disturbing than some of the other films and television shows on this list. However, we do know that we love seeing a tough-as-nails Rory Gilmore and Saoirse Ronan is very good at convincing us she can kill people.
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5) Chiaki Kuriyama’s ’Go-Go Yubari’ from Kill Bill: Vol 1
Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill films are bursting with bad ass bitches who can kill you in the blink of an eye. Somehow Chiaki Kuriyama stands out a tad bit more than stars Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah and Vivica A. Fox. Is it because of her schoolgirl costume? Or maybe her unique ball and chain? Nah, it’s because she’s a teen assassin named “Go-Go.”
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4) Sarah Michelle Gellar’s ’Buffy Summers’ from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
She’s just your ordinary California teen. She’s got boy drama, mean girls at school and the ability to murder creatures from hell with only a small wooden stake.
Over the course of seven television seasons, let’s just say Buffy slew a lot of vampires (and demons) (and other evil things). Don’t believe us? Check out this sizzle reel:
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3) Saoirse Ronan’s ’Hanna’ from Hanna
Is Saoirse Ronan the deadliest teen actress alive? Maybe. She shows up on this list for a second time. This time she’s Hanna, a German girl raised from infancy to be the ultimate killing machine. She’s also good at running away from creepy dudes while Euro dance music plays.
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2) Summer Glau’s ’River Tam’ from Firefly & Serenity
Sure, Hanna was physically and psychologically trained to be a murder machine, but River Tam was programmed for it. River’s not just one of the most deadly girls on our list, she’s also a literal loose canon. She can’t always tell the difference between friend or foe, so you might not want to tussle alongside her–there’s no telling if you’re her next target.
[Photo Credit: Universal Pictures]
1) Chloe Grace Moretz’s ’Hit-Girl’ from Kick-Ass & Kick-Ass 2
School girl pastiche? Check.
Deadly training? Check.
Thirst for vengeance? Check.
Chloe Grace Moretz’s Hit-Girl not only meets all the requirement for true teen assassin, she also exemplifies them. Don’t believe us? Check out Kick-Ass 2, where Mindy not only proves her worth as the best “hit girl” of them all, but also the greatest superhero.
Until then, check out her moment of glory from the first Kick-Ass:
[Photo Credit: Marv Films & Plan B Entertainment]
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