Hit-Girl (real name Mindy Macready) was raised by her father, Big Daddy, her mother being murdered by frustrated criminals. For an unnamed amount of time, Big Daddy has been training Hit-Girl to kill, allowing her to fight alongside him to avenge his wife's death by killing many criminals, ending with boss-man Johnny G. As a result of this, she has a high knowledge and interest of weapons. It is revealed in her diary that, because of their operation, Hit-Girl and her father move constantly, record time being six weeks.
Hit Girl was created by both Mark Millar and John Romita Jr and first appeared in Kick-Ass #3 (2008).
Hit-Girl is a skilled and brutal fighter. Unlike most girls of her age she is very interested in weapons and can handle death well. She doesn't seem to be at all bothered by blood and guts. She also curses like a sailor and as previously mentioned likes Hello Kitty, comics and Clint Eastwood and John Woo movies. There are very few moments where she acts like other little girls her age and has often proved herself to be far more mature than her crime-fighting counterpart, Kick-Ass. She is also very determined. An example of this is when Kick Ass tells her that her father was just murdered, she responds by saying: "Finish the job, mourn later." However when Johnny G is finally dead, she turns to Kick Ass and asks him for a hug, covered in tears and blood.
Major Story Arcs
Life as a Super Hero
Hit-Girl has been trained thoroughly by her father. She has been trained to take a bullet (with a bullet-proof-vest on, of course), fight hand-to-hand, fight with both blunt and bladed weapons, and she has been taught about guns, inventors of guns, and even action movies and action movie stars. This is presumed to exist only for her training purposes, because she has not yet been seen using guns. The nature of Hit-Girl's training has made her particularly brutal and remorseless in combat.
Although the advantage of costumes and nicknames are obvious, it appears that most of it is influenced heavily by her and her father's love of comics. It is even shown that the only reason Big Daddy agrees to join forces with Kick-Ass and The Red Mist is to entertain his daughter.
She wears an improvised superhero-style costume and wields a pair of katanas in combat. She carries a selection of small throwing blades. She is also very skillful in the use of a flamethrower. In the last two issues, she uses a pair of Glock 23 pistols to slaughter mobsters en masse.
As Kick-Ass Vol. 2 begins Hit-Girl is helping Kick-Ass to step up his game by giving him some fighting "lessons". They plan to work together with the new heroes and their team but Marcus has discovered Mindy's secret stash of weapons and grounds her. When he tells her the stress Mindy's disappearance put on her mother, Hit-Girl promises to stop the whole hero thing. So instead of helping Dave meet with the new team of heroes she has to sit things out at a birthday party under the close watch of her mom and dad.
In the adaptation of the Kick-Ass comic book, Hit-Girl was played by Chloe Moretz. In the film, she wears a more up-to-date superhero suit, and is shown to be incredibly proficient with all manner of weaponry, not just blades. Her main weapons are a pair of compact HK USP's. However, just like the comic, she is absoloutely deadly in combat. She treats Kick-Ass like a loser and is not above teaching him a lesson now and then. After her father is killed, however, she enlists Kick-Ass to help her get revenge.
The insane act of Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) dressing as the superhero Kick-Ass, taking to the streets to fight crime, even without having any superpowers, has inspired dozens of people, who decided to follow the same path. Mindy Macready (Chloë Moretz) wanted to follow as the superheroine Hit-Girl, but Sergeant Marcus Williams (Morris Chestnut), who promised her dad he would take care of her in his absence, doesn't want her to lead a dangerous life. With this, Mindy is forced to lead the life of a girl of her age, leaving aside the heroics, as much as Dave insist that she do the opposite. Now she must deal with the dilemma of choosing between a peaceful life or wear her costume again to help Kick-Ass fighting crime.