Insurgent, the second installment in the Divergent movie franchise, hits theaters today (March 20), and as a celebration we decided to compile a gallery of 10 female characters who are smart, strong and, above all else, fierce. Our list spans different movies, television shows and even genres, showing that there can be multiple definitions for what it means to be a fierce character.

From the totally fearless way Divergent's Tris faces off against an entire faction, to the self-sacrificing nature of The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen (agreeing to enter a fight to the death to save your sister? Now that's brave), to the loyalty and brain-power of Harry Potter's Hermione Granger, we have women warriors of all sorts listed here. And, as an important side-note, fierce does not always equal good. We cover that with the inclusion of Gone Girl's Amy Elliott-Dunne.

Check out the gallery above to see our picks for the 10 fiercest female characters!

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