It’s been a long, brutal battle. But we’re down to two girls. They’re almost equally matched, and choosing one over the other seems like making a choice between peanut butter and peanut butter with magical powers.
Which of our two final girls will take home the ultimate prize? Let’s run down the relevant categories:
Caliber of Defeated Girls: Buffy
In our showdown, Buffy faced off against Faith (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Olive Penderghast (Easy A), and Hanna (Hanna). Hermione went up against Jo March (Little Women), Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games), and Mulan (Mulan). For the killer one-two punch of Faith and Hanna, Buffy takes it here, despite Hermione’s Everdeen defeat.
Body Count: Hermione
You’d think Buffy would own this category. She’s the queen of taking down the Big Bad, right? One problem. All of her would-be bodies disintegrate into DUST. There are no bodies to count! Hermione almost wins by default.
Special Skills: Hermione
It’s Buffy’s super-strength and awesome agility versus Hermione’s magical powers. And although Buffy’s buffness is intimidating, the long-distance range of Hermione’s magic and her variety pack of spells make this one a Hermione lock-down.
Even though Hermione has The Boy Who Lived and The Ginger Who Ate A Lot, Buffy has, at one time or another, a witch, a demon, an ex-demon, a magical key, a Watcher, two vampires, and Xander hanging around. WIN.
Too close to call. So, we turn to you. Which girl has more grit–Buffy or Hermione?
Girls with grit are fierce, independent, strong young women. They’re girls who face tough situations and sometimes don’t come out on top. They’re girls who work hard, who believe in themselves, and who try to follow their principles.
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