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Why is it so easy for TV characters to be assertive, domineering, take-no-prisoners badasses — and so difficult for most of us in real life? In any case, we get a vicarious thrill watching women on TV use a combination of bravery, impulsiveness, and cleverness to outwit their opponents.

But which one could bitch-slap Jack Bauer? Which one is so impressively awesome, Chuck Norris is quaking in his boots? Let us know in the poll below!