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1. Dafne Keen

Speaking of joining Marvel, thirteen-year-old Dafne Keen made her own superhero debut in 2017’s Logan, and she was breathtakingly brilliant. In the R-rated, incredibly dark and violent film, she played Laura, the biological daughter of Hugh Jackman’s jaded Wolverine, aka Logan.

Like Stranger Things‘ Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Laura grew up being traumatically experimented on in a lab. Through various circumstances, Laura ends up in the custody of a very resentful Wolverine, who had no idea his DNA had been used to create a mutant child.

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 07: Actors Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen accept Best Duo for ‘Logan’ onstage during the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jackman’s performance was so brutal (in a good way) that I had difficulty watching. Wolverine got into raging screaming matches with Laura, coming within inches of her face. Keen never flinched and gave it right back.

Additionally, Keen had several violent action sequences in which she angrily slashed up people with her claws, and she killed each sequence (pun intended).

If you haven’t seen Logan, picture Laura as a young Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) with a built-in “Needle” many times over. Laura was under five feet tall and Keen made her genuinely scary.

Lastly, Keen showed off her incredible emotional range in Laura’s heartbreaking final scene with Wolverine. Logan is one of the best superhero movies of all time; and in addition to the film having an Oscar-nominated screenplay, Keen is as much a reason for its excellence as Jackman is.

Keen doesn’t have many acting credits yet, but I’m confident she has a bright future ahead of her. Hopefully, that future will include a role as Jellybean Jones.