There are obviously a ton of badass scenes where female characters kick ass. And don’t get me wrong — I love those scenes!
But some of my favorite scenes are the ones where women dominate without even having to throw a punch. Here are a few of those moments!
When Katherine revealed to her boss why she was out of the office for extended periods of time in Hidden Figures:
When Lady Olenna revealed to Jaime as she was dying that she was the one who had poisoned Joffrey on Game of Thrones:
When Vivian went back to the store where the sales assistants had been rude to her and showed them what a mistake they made in Pretty Woman:
When Elle proved herself in court, then used Warner’s own phrase back on him when he tried to get back together in Legally Blonde:
And when Paulette took back her dog:
When Bonnie literally created an entire new dimension, went toe to toe with the devil himself, and then vanquished hell on earth on The Vampire Diaries.
When Evelyn literally gave birth while evading a monster and staying quiet in A Quiet Place:
When Katniss shot an arrow through an apple in a pig’s mouth and thanked the judges for their “consideration” in The Hunger Games:
When the Watcher’s Council tried to test Buffy on her fitness to be a Slayer and Buffy turned it around on them, proving they needed her more than she needed them, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
When Stevie performed “Maybe This Time” on Schitt’s Creek:
When Hannah walked back into the bar and kissed Jacob in Crazy Stupid Love:
When Olive sewed the letter “A” on a bunch of corsets and walked into school as her new alter ego in Easy A:
When Blair completely proved herself to be the real queen bee and sent Georgina away on Gossip Girl:
When Andi walked back into the office after her makeover in the Chanel boots in The Devil Wears Prada:
When Katara bent her sweat to escape a prison cell on Avatar: the Last Airbender:
When Natasha manipulated Loki into telling her what she wanted to know in The Avengers:
When Cordelia decided to become part demon so that she could keep her visions in Angel:
When Minny gave Hilly pie with her poop in it in The Help and delivered this iconic line:
When Haley marched up to a rude potential employer and told him off, then proved her abilities to him after he doubted her on Modern Family:
When Peggy gave this speech in Agent Carter:
When Isis and the Clovers showed up at a football game to prove the Toros had stolen their cheers in Bring It On:
When Haley lost her job because she refused to apologize for printing Sam’s essay in the school paper, and told her students to stand up for what they believed in on One Tree Hill:
And finally, when Captain Marvel refused to fight Yon-Rogg at the end of Captain Marvel, telling him she had nothing to prove to him:
What are some TV and movie scenes where you think a female character is totally badass, even though they involve absolutely no physical fighting or violence? Let us know in the comments!
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