When it comes to kicking ass, there’s no one better than PFC Vasquez, as played by Jenette Goldstein in Aliens.
She is one tough hombre who is not afraid of a fight. Her attitude is blatantly displayed via the message she has written on her amour:
It translates to “The Risk Always Wins”. BTW, the backstory for her and her fellow Marine Drake is that they were both serving life sentences in juvenile prison when they met, and both used a get-out-of-jail card offered by the army by enlisting. The smartguns they use in the film utilize gyroscope harnesses developed for Steadicam cameras:
She’s always good to have around when unwanted creatures try to visit:
And such is the impact of the character of Vasquez that she’s spawned a whole army of tough looking cosplayers:
So, even though our favourite Marine ass-kicker isn’t a particularly talkative person, we’ll let her have the last word: