JOE charts the evolution of the star of Kick-Ass 2 – Hit-Girl 8 years ago

JOE charts the evolution of the star of Kick-Ass 2 – Hit-Girl

To celebrate the release of Kick-Ass 2 in cinemas this week, JOE looks at the evolution of one of the series’ most popular characters – Hit-Girl.

Created by John Romita Jr. and Mark Millar, Hit-Girl originally appeared in the Marvel comic Kick-Ass series as a supporting character but soon rose in popularity to have a comic book all of her very own.


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This popularity spurt was probably as a result of people realising that they really, really, REALLY liked the idea of a 12-year old vigilante kicking the absolute bejaysus out of men four times her size.

Trained by her bat-shit crazy and Batman-inspired father, Damon Macready AKA Big Daddy, Mindy Macready, AKA Hit-Girl, is a killer vigilante who packs a powerful punch for such a pint-sized person. As the image above states, just think John Rambo meets Polly Pocket.

Her ass-kicking ability comes as no surprise, as some of the original inspiration for her character comes from Sigourney Weaver’s portrayal of Ripley in the Alien series.

Chloë Grace Moretz has since been famously cast in the badass dual role of Mindy and Hit-Girl and has really made the character her own with a couple of crackin’ performances on the big screen.


Here are some of JOE’s favourite Hit-Girl moments from the first two films so far...

Kick-Ass – Hit-Girl’s first incredibly foul-mouthed and incredibly violent appearance:

Kick-Ass – Hit-Girl’s assault on the bad guy penthouse. People never think how things affect the family of a  henchman...


And Hit-Girl already looks like she’s up to her old tricks of pulling no punches in this clip from the sequel, Kick-Ass 2:

Kick-Ass 2 – Hit-Girl vs Mother Russia

Kick-Ass 2 is released in Irish cinemas today