Full disclosure...I'm a ginger. Yes, I have no soul but I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with my hair color. So I have personal reasons for seeking out the most badass fictional gingers out there. And I was pleased to see that there were a lot to choose from! When I was growing up it was pretty much plucky orphan Annie and that's it. So let it be known! Stop your ginger hating, because we are a badass group! Well maybe not me, but the following fine firey-haired folks are!
No list of fictional badass gingers would be complete without Ron Weasley. He's so badass that even JK Rowling admits that she considered killing him off but couldn't do it. That's like way more badass than surviving the Battle of Hogwarts! I'm also taking this opportunity to say that this list could pretty much be almost all Weasleys, but I'm gonna just stick with Ron. The Burrow must have some badass in the well water.
Fiona is like the opposite of a Disney Princess. She's unconventionally beautiful and she's tough as hell. Kind of like Mulan only I'd totally believe Fiona was a dude. Even amongst ogres her badassness stands out, she's the leader of the Ogre Resistance fighters for chrissakes!! And I have to say, I should start wearing more green, because her green skin really accentuates her fiery locks.
Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
Shunned by her clan for being born female, Nariko proved that she was also born badass. She's all like "Fine! Shun me clan! I'll still save your dumb asses anyway". The sword is more powerful than the penis, bitches! Prophesy fulfilled.
Willie is friggin' macho as hell! What he lacks in smarts, he totally makes up for with his brawn and his hilarious take downs of Principal Skinner. Plus he can rock a kilt, which is appropriate because his personality is totally balls out!
It's hard to believe that Willow Started off so mild-mannered and dare I say...meek? She was totally cool as a bookworm, but she really became badass when she got her witch on. Maybe a little too badass (TARA!) , but she learned to harness her power for good in the end. And honestly I was never a fan of Tara anyway. JUST SAYING!
Is there any doubt about her badassness?? Uh...she's an assassin. She wears an eyepatch. And her name is friggin' Molotov Cocktease!! If I was saddled with that moniker I would make an apologetic shrug every time I told someone my name. You know she totally sells it.
The King of the Koopas don't ask permission! He takes what he wants! Even if it happens to be another man's lady. It takes chutzpah to think you can make your kidnap victim love you. I'm thinking Bowser has seen Beauty and the Beast too many times.
You have to admit it's pretty badass for a female Disney-associated character not to take the traditional happy true love ending route. I think Pixar is a good influence on Disney. Plus, Disney was probably getting tired of defending their female characters. But not too tired I guess, because they just announced Princess Sofia, their first Latina princess! Cue outrage.
She may appear to be naive, but when it comes time to kick ass, Starfire is to be feared. Plus she can project bright green glowing energy from her hands. I totally wanna throw a starbolt! And she gets to kiss Robin and he's like the hottest Teen Titan. I know...that's not exactly badass. Just thought I'd let you know that I was attracted to a cartoon.
Blossom is my favorite Powerpuff girl. Besides just the ginger thing, we actually have a lot in common. A commanding intellect, strong leadership qualities and an intense hatred of liver and onions. Sometimes I also exhibit fire breath. Mostly after consuming one too many Doritos Tacos Locos drenched in fire sauce. I need to get that ice breath power. Or at least some breath strips.
Who's your favorite fictional ginger? Let me know @desijedeikin or in the comments below!