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8th Sep '16 12:50:37 AM Tron80
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* All female characters in ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'' are action girls. The two main characters ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' and ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' are the world's greatest heroes. Franchise/WonderWoman leads the Justice Society and is the only hero whom Batgirl showed some modicum of respect.

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* ** All female characters in ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'' are action girls. The two main characters ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' and ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' are the world's greatest heroes. Franchise/WonderWoman leads the Justice Society and is the only hero whom Batgirl showed some modicum of respect.
8th Sep '16 12:49:36 AM Tron80
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* All female characters in ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'' are action girls. The two main characters ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' and ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' are the world's greatest heroes. Franchise/WonderWoman leads the Justice Society and is the only hero whom Batgirl showed some modicum of respect.
4th Sep '16 4:11:37 PM nombretomado
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* Machiko Noguchi from the ''AlienVsPredator'' franchise. The only '''human''' (much less female) to not only be accepted into the ranks of the Predators, but also ''thrive'' among them as a peer.

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* Machiko Noguchi from the ''AlienVsPredator'' ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' franchise. The only '''human''' (much less female) to not only be accepted into the ranks of the Predators, but also ''thrive'' among them as a peer.
27th Aug '16 10:55:33 PM Tron80
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* When creating the new ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, introduced in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', the writers were afraid that she would quickly become a FauxActionGirl, especially since, though important, she is not the hero of the story. The RealLife furor surrounding the fact that she was a gay character caught them completely by surprise (They expected a response, of course, but not nearly of the size they got) and they wanted to make sure she was more than a token-'''anything'''. As such, they wanted the few action scenes she was in to be [[RuleOfCool explicitly cool]], they did not want to just [[InformedAbility talk about how cool she was]]. To this end, when writing one fight scene they scripted it as simply [[ShowDontTell "Batwoman is finishing off the last two Intergangers with a devastating move that will have people saying 'holy ***, she's cool!'"]] When looking at the finished product, Greg Rucka observes what she is doing and points out that the injury she is causing is something "[[Franchise/{{Batman}} the Batman himself]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome would think twice about before inflicting.]]"
* ComicBook/BlackCanary is a character who fluctuates between ActionGirl and FauxActionGirl, depending on the writer. Chuck Dixon and Gail Simone, in ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'', were frustrated at the fact that she always seemed to end up as a victim/hostage, and devoted much of the comic to re-establishing Canary's BadAss credibility. Sadly, the ''Green Arrow/Black Canary'' title ''utterly evaporated'' all that martial arts street cred.
** She regained it for a two-issue guest appearance in ''WonderWoman'' -- written by Guess Who? GailSimone. And now she's back on Birds of Prey.

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* When creating the new ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, introduced in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', the writers were afraid that she would quickly become a FauxActionGirl, especially since, though important, she is not the hero of the story. The RealLife furor surrounding the fact that she was a gay character caught them completely by surprise (They expected a response, of course, but not nearly of the size they got) and they wanted to make sure she was more than a token-'''anything'''. As such, they wanted the few action scenes she was in to be [[RuleOfCool explicitly cool]], they did not want to just [[InformedAbility talk about how cool she was]]. To this end, when writing one fight scene they scripted it as simply [[ShowDontTell "Batwoman is finishing off the last two Intergangers with a devastating move that will have people saying 'holy ***, she's cool!'"]] When looking at the finished product, Greg Rucka observes what she is doing and points out that the injury she is causing is something "[[Franchise/{{Batman}} the Batman himself]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome would think twice about before inflicting.]]"
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* ComicBook/BlackCanary is a character who fluctuates between ActionGirl and FauxActionGirl, depending on the writer. Chuck Dixon and Gail Simone, in ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'', were frustrated at the fact that she always seemed to end up as a victim/hostage, and devoted much of the comic to re-establishing Canary's BadAss Badass credibility. Sadly, the ''Green Arrow/Black Canary'' title ''utterly evaporated'' all that martial arts street cred.
** She regained it for a two-issue guest appearance in ''WonderWoman'' ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' -- written by Guess Who? GailSimone. And now she's back on Birds of Prey.



* ComicBook/PowerGirl
* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}. Being a member of the Super-family, she can mix it up just as well as Kal-El, sometimes even better.

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* ComicBook/PowerGirl
''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' -a. k. a. Kara Zor-L, Supergirl of an Alternate Universe and cousin of Golden Age Franchise/{{Superman}}- is a Kryptonian powerhouse who has fought some of the worst evils of Franchise/TheDCU, and has survived.
-->'''Power Girl:''' Atlee, I fought Superboy Prime, Black Lanterns, mad New Gods and survived multiple Crises.
* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}.''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}''. Being a member of the Super-family, she can mix it up just as well as Kal-El, sometimes even better.


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** In the first issue of ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' Kara flies from Sun to Earth in a matter of seconds and wrestles a super-powerful werewolf.
12th Jul '16 2:29:32 AM Tron80
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* The Bat Family has a record of having some of the most awesome Action Girls (Barbara Gordon both as ComicBook/{{Batgirl| 2011}} and Oracle, Cassandra Cain as ComicBook/{{Batgirl| 2000}}, Spoiler, ComicBook/{{Huntress}} and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}, just to name a few) and tending to go through long periods where those girls are StuffedInTheFridge or misused in some other way, before [[HesBack making returns]].

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* The Bat Family has a record of having some of the most downright awesome Action Girls (Barbara Gordon both as ComicBook/{{Batgirl| 2011}} and Oracle, Cassandra Cain as ComicBook/{{Batgirl| ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}}, Spoiler, ComicBook/{{Huntress}} and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}, just to name a few) and tending to go through long periods where those girls are StuffedInTheFridge or misused in some other way, before [[HesBack making returns]].



** In ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' she gets a [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern Ring]] and she becomes even more badass. During that storyline she blew spaceships up, crushed whole armies and defeated eldritch abominations single-handedly.



* The archetypical comic book Action Girl is, of course, Diana Prince a.k.a. WonderWoman, created for just that purpose in 1941. Not the first female superhero, but a true cultural icon and never out of print in 67 years. (Since until recently, if DC didn't keep making it they would lose ownership).

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* The archetypical comic book Action Girl is, of course, Diana Prince a.k.a. WonderWoman, Franchise/WonderWoman, created for just that purpose in 1941. Not the first female superhero, but a true cultural icon and never out of print in 67 years. (Since since the 40s (since until recently, if DC didn't keep making it they would lose ownership).



* Every [[ComicBook/XMen X-Woman]] in existence has had an ActionGirl moment, but doubly so if she was created/handled by Creator/ChrisClaremont (there's a reason fans coined the term, "Claremazons"). Notable Action Girls include ComicBook/{{Storm}}, ComicBook/{{Rogue}}, ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}, ComicBook/EmmaFrost, ComicBook/{{X 23}}, Domino, ComicBook/KittyPryde, Polaris, ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}, ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}, and ComicBook/JeanGrey. Though special mention goes to Storm, who led the team ''without'' her powers during a long period in the '80s, and [[TookALevelInBadass accumulated several Badass levels]] during that period.

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* Every [[ComicBook/XMen X-Woman]] in existence has had an ActionGirl moment, but doubly so if she was created/handled by Creator/ChrisClaremont (there's a reason fans coined the term, "Claremazons"). Notable Action Girls include ComicBook/JeanGrey, her daughter ''ComicBook/RachelSummers'', ComicBook/{{Storm}}, ComicBook/{{Rogue}}, ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}, ComicBook/EmmaFrost, ComicBook/{{X 23}}, Domino, ComicBook/KittyPryde, Polaris, ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}, ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}, and ComicBook/JeanGrey.ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}. Though special mention goes to Storm, who led the team ''without'' her powers during a long period in the '80s, and [[TookALevelInBadass accumulated several Badass levels]] during that period.
2nd Jan '16 1:44:28 PM nombretomado
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* The ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' Archie comic has Bunnie Rabbot, Sally Acorn, Blaze the Cat, Julie-Su, Amy Rose, and Rouge the Bat, although Sally has been subject to {{Chickification}} at times.
** ''SonicTheComic'' has Amy, who's sniper material and a AdaptationalBadass.

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* The ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' Archie comic ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' has Bunnie Rabbot, Sally Acorn, Blaze the Cat, Julie-Su, Amy Rose, and Rouge the Bat, although Sally has been subject to {{Chickification}} at times.
** ''SonicTheComic'' ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' has Amy, who's sniper material and a AdaptationalBadass.
20th Dec '15 7:48:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperheroes'' has had a massive female cast since day one, and they've always been able to handle themselves in a fight, with or without their powers. Back in the early SilverAge days when the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Invisible Girl]] was little more than a hostage, and WonderWoman was losing her powers, Saturn Girl, Phantom Girl, Duo Damsel, Princess Projectra, and the other female Legionnaires were regularly sending villains to the hospital.

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* ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperheroes'' has had a massive female cast since day one, and they've always been able to handle themselves in a fight, with or without their powers. Back in the early SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] days when the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Invisible Girl]] was little more than a hostage, and WonderWoman was losing her powers, Saturn Girl, Phantom Girl, Duo Damsel, Princess Projectra, and the other female Legionnaires were regularly sending villains to the hospital.
12th Dec '15 4:21:36 PM nombretomado
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* [[XWingSeries Plourr Ilo]]. Just [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:X-wing_26.jpg look]] at her! She is a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] and her story is loosely based on that of Anastasia, but she is also a competent mechanic and pilot, a bit of a {{Tsundere}}, and both strong and good at hand-to-hand combat.

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* [[XWingSeries [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Plourr Ilo]]. Just [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:X-wing_26.jpg look]] at her! She is a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] and her story is loosely based on that of Anastasia, but she is also a competent mechanic and pilot, a bit of a {{Tsundere}}, and both strong and good at hand-to-hand combat.
24th Nov '15 1:08:12 PM StFan
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* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: Charlotte, who followed a course in self defense. Fanny too is a fighter.

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* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': Charlotte, who followed a course in self defense.self-defense. Fanny too is a fighter.
15th Nov '15 10:02:31 AM nombretomado
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* ''RogueTrooper'' has Venus Bluegenes, one of the very few GI Dolls to move into combat.

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* ''RogueTrooper'' ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper'' has Venus Bluegenes, one of the very few GI Dolls to move into combat.
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