4. Clementine – the Walking Dead
Much like Ellie, Clementine is also a girl who has to face a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested world, all on her own. This becomes even more impressive given the fact that she was only 8 years old when she lost both her parents and her journey with Lee began. Even when she wasn’t the main character, Clementine acted as the moral compass for the group and her intelligence and maturity went way beyond her age. Not to mention the fact that she had to learn to trust complete strangers in order to survive. As the seasons have gone by, she’s lost even more people dear to her and in some cases, has had to be the executioner herself. She’s even been left alone with a newborn baby to take care of! While it’s incredibly sad to see her lose her innocence and become hardened to the point where it feels as if she’s older than the actual adults she meets, you really can’t help but be wowed at her badassery.