15 most badass women in video game history

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12. Faith Connors (Mirror’s Edge)

Key quote: “We call ourselves Runners. We exist on the edge between the gloss and the reality: the mirror’s edge.”

Who she is: Faith Connors is the protagonist in Mirror’s Edge as well as Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. She is a Runner who works in an illegal underground courier group against The City. To get her job done fast, she performs parkour, a mixture of running and extreme stunts. After losing her mother very young, Faith, her sister and her father stayed together, but not for long. Her father turned to alcohol to deal with losing his wife, which made Faith leave them behind at 16 years old. A man named Mercury found Faith and trained her to become the amazing Runner she is now.

Why she’s on the list: Faith is fearless and only looks at the mission that is in front of her. She leaps across roofs and scales to the highest peaks of the city to find the quickest way to her destination. While she doesn’t say much throughout the game, she doesn’t have to — her parkour skills say it all for her. When Faith finds out a crisis is coming, she will do anything to stop it even if that means going against orders. Every move Faith makes is done with grace as well as precision, and that means she’s deadly to her opponents, too.