Nancy Thompson from A Nightmare on Elm Street 1 & 3
The A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is one of the biggest series in horror, and for good reason! Not only is Freddy Krueger just a perfect villain, but the characters are almost always really strong and easy to root for. This was never more the case than with Nancy Thompson, the young heroine of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street who came back once again to use her experience to defeat Freddy for a second time in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3. Sure, she ended up meeting a sticky end, but was completely bad ass until then!