20 Badass Supernatural Ladies We Love

They're witchy, they're wild, and if you're not careful, they might just turn you into a newt. Well, some of them will. The vampires will gnaw on your neck and Carrie will merely take you out with her mad telekinesis skills. None of those options are appealing.

Film and TV have given us some incredible supernatural female characters to watch. Some of them might be a teensy bit evil, but they're badass and inspiring all the same. For our money, we'd rather be Hermione than Harry (smarter, fewer Voldemort issues), and Sissy Spacek's Carrie had far more practical powers than, say, Michael Keaton's Birdman. Buffy and Willow were infinitely cooler than their male pals, and True Blood's Pam put the vamp in vampire. These gals were the original not-basic bitches, and it's time to give them their due.

Read on to see which supernatural leading ladies have us under their spell. 

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Louise Miller, Teen Witch (1989)
Blake's big sister Robyn Lively played a reincarnated witch with a knack for popularity spells and rapping routines. Seriously one of the greatest things the '80s ever gave us.
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Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
What's not to like? She slays baddies, burnt down her old high school gym, and likes hot, otherworldly men.
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Evie Garland, Out of This World (1987-1991)
Mauren Flannigan's Evie was just your average half-alien teen girl in possession of the power to "gleep," an uncle named Beano, and a father who spoke to her from what was essentially a fancy paperweight.
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Piper, Phoebe, and Paige, Charmed (1998-2006)
Along with their ill-fated big sis Prue (Shannen Doherty), this witchy trio (Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and Rose McGowan) took on every demon and warlock imaginable thanks to superhuman skills, which ranged from telekinesis to ESP.
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Sophie-Anne Leclerq, True Blood (2009-2011)
Evan Rachel Wood's Vampire Queen of Louisiana had us at hello with that faux cunnilingus introduction.
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Sarah, Nancy, Rochelle, and Bonnie, The Craft (1996)
We're still trying to figure out how to make our enemies' hair fall out in the school shower.
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Emmy, Mannequin (1987)
Kim Cattrall's magical mannequin was so stylish and cool, we kinda overlooked the whole why-is-this-dude-hooking-up-with-a-department-store-dummy plot.
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Endora, Bewitched (1964-1972)
Love Samantha; love her conniving and catty mother more. Agnes Moorehead was the ultimate bitchy witch you didn't want to cross.
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Hermione Granger, Harry Potter series (2001-2011)
Smart, sensible, brave, a genius at spells...need we say more?
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Carrie, Carrie (1976)
And, you thought your school's prom queen was scary.
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Willow Rosenberg, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
Quite possibly the most likable witch ever portrayed, unless you count her lady love Tara. Poor, poor Tara.
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George Lass, Dead Like Me (2003-04)
Killed by a falling toilet seat (long story), the college dropout spent her afterlife as a grim reaper.
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Tru Davies, Tru Calling (2003-05)
Talks to dead people in the morgue. No big deal.
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The Sanderson Sisters, Hocus Pocus (1993)
We were all rooting for the witches, right?
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Gozer, Ghostbusters (1984)
Slavitza Jovan played the evil spirit who nearly took out the Ghostbusters.
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Sabrina Spellman, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch (1996-2003)
Clarissa with a snotty cat and potions.
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Chuck Charles, Pushing Daisies (2007-2009)
Totally dead, but don't hold it against her.
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Gillian and Sally Owens, Practical Magic (1998)
Anything can happen when two witchy sisters put their heads together.
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Pamela Swynford De Beaufort, True Blood (2008-2014)
All hail Eric Northman's right-hand vamp and the queen of Fangtasia.
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Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins (1964)
Maybe she was a witch. Maybe she wasn't. But, anyone who can fly and turn cough syrup into fruit juice has something up her sleeve.
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