#5 - Karen Joshua
#4 - Asuka Langley Soryu
#3 - Kallen Stadtfeld/Kouzuki
#2 - Yoko Littner
Sure, Yoko bounces around in a bikini top and lugs a ginormous sniper rifle when she’s not piloting her Dayakkaiser mecha. But she’s just as skilled in a classroom full of elementary kids. Cue Van Halen, cuz we’re hot for teacher.
That’s four redheads in a row. Time for a new color. (And some much needed modesty, which to be honest, ladies, goes a lot farther with us.)
#1 - Miriya Parina Sterling (Robotech: Macross)
When we first meet Miriya, she’s the finest combat pilot in all the Zentraedi forces—and a giant alien. If that’s not cool enough, she tried to kill her future husband Max with a knife. And she can play video games. Bonus.
Miriya even takes her infant daughter Dana along in her Veritech cockpit when fighting the bad guys. Not exactly mother of the year material, but definitely proof that Miriya is a woman among girls in the Babe Mecha Pilot category.
That’s our list, showing that gals are just as skilled as the guys in mecha pilot mastery. And much easier on the eyes.
Susan B. Anthony would be proud.