Anita Blake – Necromancer, vampire slayer with a bad attitude and a big gun
Joanne Baldwin – Weather Warden, former Djinn, and well dressed down to her Jimmy Choos
Dante Valentine – Necromance with a katana
Hermione Granger – Maybe not the toughest or biggest gal on the block, Hermione has the smarts and magic skills to be a formidable opponent
Yelena Zaltana – Poison connoisseur, nasty with a bow, and soulfinder
Odetta/Detta/Susannah Walker-Holmes-Dean – Gunslinger. She might not have legs from the knees down, but that doesn’t stop her.
We refrained from adding in any of the regency romance heroines, because while they are lovely women of character, they would most likely get their asses handed to them on a platter by the chicks on this list. Maybe Lawless Lily or Jessica Trent could survive for at least 5 minutes if they were given the right firearms. Maybe.