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7th Aug '17 10:42:23 AM gunslingerofgilead
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* MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton in ''Film/AtomicBlonde''. Fights well with fists, guns, and really [[CombatPragmatist anything that's not nailed down.]]

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* MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton in ''Film/AtomicBlonde''. Fights ''Film/AtomicBlonde'', who stands out as a very physical and realistic example more similar to [[Film/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]] or Film/JohnWick than some of the more SheFu-y examples out there. She fights well with fists, guns, and really [[CombatPragmatist anything that's not nailed down.]]
29th Jul '17 11:39:32 PM shinykittie
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* Babydoll, Sweet Pea, Rocket, Blondie, and Amber from ''Film/SuckerPunch''. They go up against robot zombies, medieval knights, a furious dragon mother and army of robots with barely any protection, and leave scores of bodies behind every single time.

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* Emma in ''Film/StepsTroddenBlack'' carries around a switchblade and benches more than her male friends. Her first reaction upon seeing the films monstrous antagonist is to attack it with a hatchet.
Babydoll, Sweet Pea, Rocket, Blondie, and Amber from ''Film/SuckerPunch''. They go up against robot zombies, medieval knights, a furious dragon mother and army of robots with barely any protection, and leave scores of bodies behind every single time.
10th Jul '17 10:17:30 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Despite ''Film/TheExpendables'' being RatedMForManly, CIA agent Maggie Chan is every bit as Badass as the male expendables in [[Film/TheExpendables2 the first sequel]].

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* Despite ''Film/TheExpendables'' being RatedMForManly, CIA agent Maggie Chan is every bit as Badass badass as the male expendables in [[Film/TheExpendables2 the first sequel]].



* ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'' has Jane, a female cyborg bodyguard. She's not as Badass as Molly Millions in the original story, but this was probably due to the limits of cinema at the time.

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* ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'' has Jane, a female cyborg bodyguard. She's not as Badass badass as Molly Millions in the original story, but this was probably due to the limits of cinema at the time.



* DeconstructedTrope in the French action film ''Film/{{Nikita}}''. Nikita is a [[BoxedCrook junkie turned cop killer turned government agent]] who doesn't particularly want to be where she is. She's no {{Badass}} and it shows by how she barely scrapes through many of her assignments.

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* DeconstructedTrope in the French action film ''Film/{{Nikita}}''. Nikita is a [[BoxedCrook junkie turned cop killer turned government agent]] who doesn't particularly want to be where she is. She's no {{Badass}} badass and it shows by how she barely scrapes through many of her assignments.
9th Jul '17 6:33:26 PM thatmadork
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* Only comes up rarely in the franchise, but not all [[Film/JamesBond Bond girls]] just sit around waiting to be rescued:
** Wai Lin (Creator/MichelleYeoh) from ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''. Chinese government agent, ColonelBadass, martial artist and fan of [[MoreDakka submachine]]-GunsAkimbo.
** May Day (Grace Jones) from ''Film/AViewToAKill''. TheBrute to [[BigBad Zorin]] and gender-flipped variation of ScaryBlackMan, a tall and tough AmazonianBeauty who can lift a man clean over her head and set up as a woman who could take Bond himself to the cleaners. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, [[VasquezAlwaysDies she doesn't]] [[HeroicSacrifice make it]] to the end.]]
** Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet), the [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vengeful]] [[ArcherArchetype crossbow-toting]] daughter of murdered marine archeologists from ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''.
** Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell) from ''Film/LicenceToKill''. Arguably the best example in the whole series. Tough-as-nails, sultry and CrazyPrepared to the extreme, Pam goes through her film without ever once really needing Bond's assistance; more than a few times ''she'' saves ''him''.
** Eve [[spoiler:or should we say Moneypenny]] (Naomie Harris) from ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. A BadassDriver, capable field agent and no stranger at all to firearms. [[NeverLiveItDown Though she could perhaps work on her aim a bit]].



* DeconstructedTrope in the French action film ''Film/{{Nikita}}''. Nikita is a [[BoxedCrook junkie turned cop killer turned government agent]] who doesn't particularly want to be where she is. She's no {{Badass}} and it shows by how she barely scrapes through many of her assignments.






* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss Everdeen has been the breadwinner in her family since her father died, and was a talented hunter even before that. She's lethal with a bow and when she enters the Hunger Games, she puts those skills to use. She quickly proves herself to be formidable, intelligent and determined. [[spoiler:She manages to beat out other competitors that are not only physically stronger and working together, but whom have been training their entire lives to kill.]]
* DeconstructedTrope in the French action film ''Film/{{Nikita}}''. Nikita is a [[BoxedCrook junkie turned government agent]] who doesn't particularly want to be where she is. Nikita is ''not'' a {{Badass}} and it shows by how she barely scrapes through many of her assignments.

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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss Everdeen has been the breadwinner in her family since her father died, and was a talented hunter even before that. She's lethal with a bow and when she enters the Hunger Games, she puts those skills to use. She quickly proves herself to be formidable, intelligent and determined. [[spoiler:She manages to beat out other competitors that are not only physically stronger and working together, but whom have been training their entire lives to kill.]]
* DeconstructedTrope in the French action film ''Film/{{Nikita}}''. Nikita is a [[BoxedCrook junkie turned government agent]] who doesn't particularly want to be where she is. Nikita is ''not'' a {{Badass}} and it shows by how she barely scrapes through many of her assignments.
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9th Jul '17 5:28:09 PM thatmadork
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss Everdeen has been the breadwinner in her family since her father died, and was a talented hunter even before that. She's lethal with a bow and when she enters the Hunger Games, she puts those skills to use. She quickly proves herself to be formidable, intelligent and determined. [[spoiler:She manages to beat out other competitors that are not only physically stronger and working together, but whom have been training their entire lives to kill.]]

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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss Everdeen has been the breadwinner in her family since her father died, and was a talented hunter even before that. She's lethal with a bow and when she enters the Hunger Games, she puts those skills to use. She quickly proves herself to be formidable, intelligent and determined. [[spoiler:She manages to beat out other competitors that are not only physically stronger and working together, but whom have been training their entire lives to kill.]]]]
* DeconstructedTrope in the French action film ''Film/{{Nikita}}''. Nikita is a [[BoxedCrook junkie turned government agent]] who doesn't particularly want to be where she is. Nikita is ''not'' a {{Badass}} and it shows by how she barely scrapes through many of her assignments.
7th Jul '17 2:45:02 PM MasterFuzzy
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*** Jean Grey [[spoiler:unleashes the full power of the Phoenix and obliterates Apocalypse, who can only marvel at her power]].

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*** Jean Grey [[spoiler:unleashes the full power of the Phoenix and obliterates Apocalypse, who can only marvel [[IncrediblyLamePun marvel]] at her power]].
13th Jun '17 6:40:59 AM Hjortron18
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** From ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'': The Ancient One, as well as the female Zealots.

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** From ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'': The Ancient One, as well as Tina Minoru and the female Zealots.Zealots.
13th Jun '17 6:38:38 AM Hjortron18
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* A few in ''Film/DoctorStrange'': There's the Ancient One, the female Zealots and Tina Minoru who, despite lacking much onscreen action, would not be the head of the Hong Kong sanctum were she not of this trope.



** From ''Film/DoctorStrange'': The Ancient One, as well as the female Zealots.

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** From ''Film/DoctorStrange'': ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'': The Ancient One, as well as the female Zealots.
3rd Jun '17 12:05:17 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Marion Ravenwood of ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' is supposed to be one, but she tends to lean more towards FauxActionGirl. She's definitely one in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' though.

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* Marion Ravenwood of ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' is supposed to be one, but gradually TookALevelInBadass in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', and helps out in Indy's battles whenever she tends get a chance. She goes from screaming and panicking at the snakes and the skeletons in the tomb to lean more towards FauxActionGirl. gunning down Nazis in an airplane cockpit. She's definitely one in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' though.''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''.
3rd Jun '17 2:22:11 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Lynn Redgrave's character Mary O'Donnell in ''DontTurnTheOtherCheek'' single-handedly comes to Russian conman Dmitri and Mexican bandido Max's rescue by beating down about ten or twenty of Huerta's soldiers with her bare hands.

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* Lynn Redgrave's character Mary O'Donnell in ''DontTurnTheOtherCheek'' ''Film/DontTurnTheOtherCheek'' single-handedly comes to Russian conman Dmitri and Mexican bandido Max's rescue by beating down about ten or twenty of Huerta's soldiers with her bare hands.
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