Here's another installment in the Badass Women of Anime collection! This girl is one of my all-time favorites, from one of my all-time favorite anime.
Maka is a Scythe Meister, and a student at the Death Weapon Meister Academy. She is a partner to Soul Evans and is the one who brings out Soul's truest potential.
Maka has the ability to sense others' souls, which makes her fairly unique among the students at DWMA. It also allows her to achieve powerful soul resonance with her partner Soul, achieving the Witch Hunter fairly early in the anime.
Maka learns to upgrade the Witch Hunter technique further and further, achieving the Demon Hunter, the Majin hunter, and ultimately the Kishin Hunter. With every increase, she becomes more powerful as a meister.
In the anime (which deviates from the plot of the manga) Maka, as the daughter of a weapon and a meister, finds herself able to act as a scythe herself, though she activates this ability unconsciously.
However, in the manga, she is arguably more badass, using her ability to sense souls in order to increase Soul's power and make use of the black blood, opening Soul's full power by channeling his soul wavelength as music.
Just look at how awesome she is in the black blood dress!