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Black Widow (The Avengers)
Black Widow's fight scenes are way cooler than most of the guys', and she doesn't even have superpowers or a fancy suit. In the last Avengers, she got a backstory, but more frustratingly, a very forced love story.
Elastigirl (The Incredibles)
She truly knows how to utilise her powers for both domestic pursuits and crime-fighting.
The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls were definitely the most adorable crime-fighters of the '90s. And with this year's reboot, a new generation can aspire to battle evil in blue, lime-green, or pink, depending on the dynamic and politics of their friend groups.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Buffy doesn't have a cape, but she does have super-strength, super-healing power, and whatever power lets you jump up from a lying-down position without using your hands (okay, that's probably just a strong core, but it seems pretty super). As for the hero part, there's the saving people, killing her boyfriend to save the world, sacrificing herself to save her sister....she's just so much more impressive than Batman.