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Every good horror franchise needs a hero to fight evil forces. There are two horror icons that have kicked evil ass like no other: Ripley from the "Alien" series and Ash from the "Evil Dead" series. Ellen Ripley is a feminist icon who has led a war against the aliens. Ash Williams and his chainsaw hand fought the evil souls of the dead. But which hero is more iconic? Read more and vote below!

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Ripley is the quintessential female horror hero. She's a fully-developed female character who kicks alien ass on the regular.. In "Alien" (1979), Ripley is a warrant officer abroad the spaceship Nostromo on its way back to Earth. An alien creature attacks her spaceship and SPOILER kills off the crew. She survives, but not before she gets to blow up the spaceship. Ripley continued to lead in a war against the aliens over the course of three more films! For "Aliens" (1986),  Sigourney Weaver garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Her role was so iconic that it became the first ever performance from a sci-fi film to be nominated at the Oscars.

Here's more of what you need to know about Ripley.

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Ashley Williams starts off as a young man who visited a cabin in the woods where his friends had been killed off by the evil dead. Then, he starts to lose his mind and his hand. In place of it he had a chainsaw. In the other hand, he holds a shotgun. It's then the young man becomes the ultimate ass-kicker of the demons.

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John Scalzi wrote that Ripley is the best female character of the Scifi-horror genre. Here's why:

She's not a sidekick, arm candy, or a damsel to be rescued. Starting with Alien, Ripley was a fully competent member of a crew or ensemble — not always liked and sometimes disrespected, but doing her job all the same. 
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Empire called Ash the "Dirty Harry of Deadites (the evil dead)." The magazine voted Ash as the 25th greatest movie character of all time. Ripley is #5, but we got to admit that the chainsaw and the shotgun makes Ash quite the horror icon.

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Who's the greatest horror hero: Ripley or Ash?
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