Elena is an incredible woman by anyone's standards. She's witty, amusing, and intensely intelligent. And to top it all off, she's an incredibly brave reporter who can do anything Nathan Drake can do—and probably better. She can hold her own, and she does it under some fairly terrifying situations that would give most of us the urge to run home to mommy.
Jade shares quite a few traits with Elena Fisher, though her motivations are a little different. Jade's sole purpose is to protect an orphanage while revealing the government for what it really is. She's not looking for wealth, power, or fame; she only wants to do what's right. On top of that, she can also effortlessly and gracefully kick your teeth in.
Samus Aran has the honor of being one of the original badass women of video games. She's the embodiment of power, and what's more impressive than that is she doesn't even need her fancy orange suit to kick mountains of alien butt.