Who are the Fearless Fictional Characters You Look Up To?

From Katniss to Tris to Clary to Hermione, there's a brave heroine to inspire you.
by Melanie Santiago   |  Mar 7, 2015
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  1. Annabeth Chase of Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters
    Annabeth shows that being brave is in how you use your skills to defend and help others even with her own life at risk! Watch this master strategist conquer trials of epic proportions.

  2. Julie of Warm Bodies
    Aside from being part of an ops team sent out to retrieve basic necessities in a zombie-filled land, Julie shows her bravery in fighting for a struggling love and a chance to save everyone else.

  3. Hermione Granger of the Harry Potter Series
    Taking risks is what makes Hermione a standout wizard, whether at the expense of being expelled or her life, she’s sure to swing a punch at anyone who badmouths her family or friends.

  4. Snow White of Snow White & The Huntsman
    More than just a beautiful face, this Snow White will stand by her people and fight for their kingdom, facing whatever evil is thrown in her path.

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  5. Grace of Monte Carlo
    Grace takes on the role of a British heiress to help out a charity, but real bravery is admitting the truth about her identity despite getting into a lot of trouble.

  6. Lucy of Narnia
    Lucy shows us that there is bravery in believing; never waver from what you believe in even if the people around you see otherwise.

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  7. Elizabeth Swan of Pirates of the Caribbean
    This aristocrat turned pirate queen shows us that a well-mannered lady can also wield a sword and lead a pirate army, never underestimate a woman with something to fight for.

  8. Katniss Everdeen of Hunger Games
    The face of the Mockingjay is also the face of bravery. Literally thrown into battle, Katniss takes on the great burden of leading the nation to fight back against the Capitol while trying to save those closest to her heart.

  9. Clary Fray of Mortal Instruments City of Bones
     In this film, we find that there is also bravery in choice, Clary accepts her destiny as a shadow hunter and puts her abilities to help track down demons and the culprit that kidnapped her mother.

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  10. Linda Taylor of Beastly
    We all know it takes guts to pursue love, for Linda it was how she was able see past appearances and focus on the beauty inside the person even in beast form.

  11. Wichita of Zombieland
    Relying only on herself and trying to protect her little sister at the same time, Wichita shows how there is bravery in independence and fending for one’s survival.

  12. Giselle of Enchanted
     Accepting and adapting to new circumstances makes Giselle a brave woman (in a very musical way) as she traverses the chaotic streets of New York and coming to find clarity in her true feelings.

  13. Mia Thermopolis of Princess Diaries
    As Mia’s father put it, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something is more important than fear” Mia is able to find courage as she accepts the responsibility of being the Princess of Genovia.

  14. Sam of Cinderella Story
     From a modern Cinderella’s point of view, Sam’s constant challenges with her family and peers have almost prevented her from pursuing her dreams, but this simple phrase made her regain her resolve. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”

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  15. Tris of Divergent
     There is bravery in deviating from a path that was set out for you, sometimes you need to seek deep within yourself what you really want and what you think is best for you. Pursue what your guts tell you to.

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Frustrated painter and writer, Melanie also takes time to drop by candymag.com and share the stories she comes across.
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