We all agree that Pixar’s Brave, which opens today, should be called Brave of Tarth, right? Every time I see a photo of Princess Merida, the film’s frizzy, redheaded main character (voiced by the cute-as-a-bug Kelly MacDonald), I think of Lady Brienne from Game of Thrones. I’m not complaining. In fact, it’s a compliment, because as Brienne is a badass, so too is Merida.
She’s an archer, she doesn’t want to do SO MUCH LAUNDRY, and she’s Scottish. Scots are pretty metal, or whatever the old-timey version of metal is (“Wow, that’s such a lute thing to say”?). In honor of Merida’s awesomeness, here are Pixar’s 15 most badass female characters.
Needed to include at least one character from Cars. Might as well get it out of the way now.
#14. Gypsy from A Bug’s Life
#13. Princess Atta from A Bug’s Life
#12. Hannah from Toy Story
#11. Mrs. Potato Head from Toy Story 2/Toy Story 3
#10. Ellie Fredricksen from Up
#9. Violet from The Incredibles
#8. Dory from Finding Nemo
#7. Colette Tatou from Ratatouille
#6. Mirage from The Incredibles
#5. Jessie from Toy Story 2/Toy Story 3
#4. Boo from Monsters, Inc.
#3. Elastgirl from The Incredibles
#2. EVE from WALL-E
#1. Roz from Monsters, Inc.