Kicking it off with a non-Marvel/DC entry, though they do make up the remainder of the list. Still, it felt right to have at least one representing the also rans, with Dark Horse's Sin City taking the spot. Across both this and the so-so sequel, A Dame To Kill For, there's a lot of blood spraying action, but nothing quite captured Frank Miller's comic book as well as Deadly Little Miho.
A skilled samurai in her troupe of prostitute assassins, Miho never says a word across either movie. First introduced when her throwing star slices off Jackie Boy's hand, she then leaps onto his car killing two henchmen. The shot of her stabbing through the roof and impaling one of their eyeballs especially feels like a frame ripped right out of Miller's noir opus.
Even in a movie dripping with cool, Miho's killing of Jackie Boy tops the lot. After tricking him into slipping on his severed hand (the nearby throwing star lodging in his butt cheek as he falls), she then blocks the barrel of his gun so it backfires and slams between his own forehead. He's still not quite dead, so Miho 'makes a Pez dispenser out of him'.
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.