In crop tops, dark lips, and even bowler hats, there's no question Lily Collins has been killing the fashion game recently during her whirlwind press tour for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. But this week we actually get to see the actress kick ass in a whole different way: on the big screen.
Based on the eponymous book series by Cassandra Clares, the highly-anticipated summer blockbuster finally lands in theaters today. The timing is basically perfect, as it's situated comfortably between two other YA novels-turned-Hollywood flicks (this spring's Saorsie Ronan film The Host and the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which requires no explanation). But how does her onscreen alter-ego, the teenage shadowhunting Clary Fray, match up to the other protagonists hitting theaters this year?
We've pitted Clary, Katniss, and The Host's Meanie Stryder against each other below: consider this your ultimate fantasy female cheat sheet, and let us know your favorite girl hero in the comments.
Movie: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Fantasy Female: Clary
Full name(s): Clarissa "Clary" Adele Fray/Fairchild/Morgenstern
Special Powers: She's a shadowhunter, meaning she is a half-human, half-angel; talented in tracking and killing demons
Enemy: Demons, vampires, werewolves
Love Interest: Fellow shadowhunter Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower)
Defining Physical Feature: Bold brows, pale skin
Movie: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Fantasy Female: Katniss
Full name(s): Katniss Everdeen, "Girl On Fire," Catnip,
Special Powers: Tribute and winner of the 74th annual Hunger Games; pro at the bow and arrow
Enemy: It's complicated. The Capitol, who forces her to return and compete in the Quarter Quell; President Snow, other Quarter Quell competitors
Love Interest(s): Also complicated. Pretends to love Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), but really loves Gale (Liam Hemsworth).
Defining Physical Feature:Side braid, Mockingjay pin
Fantasy Female: Melanie
Full name(s): Melanie Stryder / Wanda
Special Power: inhabited by a "Wanderer" soul and now has a double identity; able to find and interact with humans; possesses free will
Enemy: Alien souls
Love Interest(s): Jared Howe/ human Ian O'Shea
Defining Physical Feature: Pale, glowing blue eyes