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Top 10 Most Badass Female Warriors in History

By Becky Ferreira Jan 14, 2013

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Tomoe Gozen, 1157-1247

Tomoe Gozen is the most legendary female Samurai warrior of all time. Against all convention, Gozen insisted on fighting alongside her fellow men in the Genpei War. She was immediately recognized as invaluable to the Japanese cause. Her swordsmanship was unparalleled, her skill with archery was legendary and — get this — she was said to have ridden unbroken horses down cliff sides. That's some major Samurai street cred right there. No wonder she is remembered as a "warrior worth one thousand."

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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