Butt-Kicking Babes: You were right, we were wrong

Buffy_lSo, we made something of a boo-boo. An error. A lapse in judgment. A brain fart. And more than 50   100  200 300 of you took the time to let us know, in a thoughtful and measured manner. (And by "thoughtful" and "measured," I mean "loud" and "angry.")

Yes, we left Buffy Summers and Sydney Bristow off our 22 Butt-Kicking Babes List. Trust me when I say that it was not intentional, at all. My love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a matter of record. It pains me to realize that, in updating this gallery, I left off the Butt-Kicking-est Babe of All.

As for Sydney Bristow, I must admit that I’m not the biggest Alias fan. (In fact, I much prefer the Marvel comic book Alias to the show. But that’s just me.) Still, that’s no reason for exclusion so, in short order, we just updated that gallery to correct our oversight.

This is a testament to you, dear readers. Whether you think we do or not, we listen. To everything you say.

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  • Wayne Coyne is Jesus

    Hells yeah!! All is right with the world again.

  • Nick

    YES! Way to go, EW! Thanks for listening to us and admitting the fault.
    Buffy is #1. Always was and always will be. WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  • Jill

    Uh, Marc, I think the Popwatchers will still be upset you listed Jennifer/Sydney at number 11. Some of these women I’ve never heard of. And what about the other perfectly good suggestions?

  • bluejay

    Better but Xena is still missing. Doesn’t a top 25 sound like a nice round number.

  • Devin

    What about Turanga Leela from Futurama? She may be animated, on a comedy show, but she can still kick some serious butt (and without the benefit of a second eye or depth perception)!

  • nicole

    Well, Sydney shoulda been #1 in my book, but I’m just happy you listened. I’m also going to pretend she was #1. Because she is.

  • kats

    Buffy at #1 is exactly where she deserves to be! However, the list is still a dud without Xena. She could take out half your list with one hand tied behind her back. Speaking of Xena, Calisto wouldn’t be a bad addition either. Was she good? No, but she sure could kick butt and looked awesome doing it.

  • Mozz

    I don’t know why, but there was a sudden sense of inner calm and peace. Seeing Buffy on the list, exactly were she belongs was a Zen like moment.

  • Laura

    Sydney Bristow should have been higher.

  • jubilena

    I was so happy to see Buffy at #1! Also, the inclusion of Syndey Bristow was nice to see (#11 is fair, I think).

  • Anonymous

    Thank You EW. Though Sydney should have been number 2.

  • Wayne Coyne Looks Like Jesus…or a Bee Gee

    Xena should be up there, but i the critic named every singles person or character, the list would be huge. I still say Cynthia Rothrock was dissed big time.

  • denny

    I still say that Miho from Sin City kicks more butt than the chick from Chuck. “Deadly little Miho. She won’t let you feel a thing unless she wants you to.” And she cuts off a guy’s head, gets her face splattered with blood, and doesn’t blink! Come on! How many of the other gals on this list can you say things like that about?
    Also, add another Rodriguez babe: Rose McGowan as Cherry Darling in Planet Terror. What is more bada$$ than a stripper with a machine gun for a leg? Nothing, that’s what.

  • Ben S

    Whilst I appreciate you adding Jennifer Garner to the list i’ve gotta take exception to her placing at #11, c’mon! She deserves to be way higher than that.


    All is right with world. Buffy has rightfully retaken her throne. You are forgiven EW!

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