The Situation: Hey, who doesn’t love a redhead? Of course, if science is right and the gene that’s responsible for red hair is dying out, there may come a day when gingers are no more. If everyone is so fired up trying to save the manatee and the giant panda, why isn’t anyone trying to preserve the endangered redhead?
The Criteria: The criteria is…umm…they need to be redheads. Does that work for you? Of course, being me, they also happen to be superheroes, geeky witches, and secret agents. I was tempted to include Ginny Weasley on the list, too…but somehow it just felt wrong.
1. Barbara Gordon
Babs was the original Batgirl and that should be enough for most people. But, when she was crippled by the Joker and confined to a wheelchair, did our girl give up? No. She used her tech savvy and photographic memory to become the ace hacker/information broker known as Oracle.
2. Willow Rosenberg
Redhead. Geek. Witch. Lesbian. What’s not to love? Mousy little Willow went from shy wallflower to red-hot magic mama right before our eyes. Sure, she got addicted to dark magic and almost destroyed the world, but no one’s perfect. Well…Willow might be.
3. Jean Grey
Not only is Jean a gorgeous redhead, but with her telepathy and telekinesis, she probably could kill you with her brain. Sure, she got addicted to dark power and almost destroyed the universe…wait, umm…huh?
As lethal with a crossbow as she is with a roundhouse kick, Scarlett has no problem keeping up with the boys that make up the G.I. Joe team. Scarlett’s trained in martial arts, acrobatics, and counter espionage–and that’s pretty hot. And, not only is she a redhead, but she’s a southern redhead.