15 most badass women in video game history

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2. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider series)

Key quote: “A famous explorer once said that ‘The extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are.'”

Who she is: Lara Croft is essential on this list because she is one of the original badass women of video games. She lives a luxurious life filled with servants and lives in Croft Manor. Following in her father’s footsteps, she falls in love with archeology and tomb raiding to discover new treasures no one has seen before. While she has always lived around upper-class citizens, Lara tends to find that lifestyle boring and would prefer diving to find an ancient civilization.

Why she’s on the list: Lara has a knack for solving puzzles to get to treasure and is usually racing against others who are also after unique artifacts. Having amazing fighting skills ranging from fist fighting to all forms of weaponry, she has taken down all of her opponents, even god-like creatures. Her preferred choices in weaponry are her trusty pistols she dual wields and a shotgun for good measure.

Lara Croft is an amazing character and overall badass woman who will discover civilizations and kill anyone who dares to take what is hers or use it in a dangerous way.