History ActionGirl / VideoGames

1st Feb '17 9:42:56 PM Thespian101
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*** From the First Generation, there's also Raquesis, Briggid, Fury, and Tiltyu. And the Second Generation has Ayra's daughter Larcei, [[spoiler: Deirdre and Arvis]]'s daughter Julia, Ethlyn and Quan's daughter Altena, Tiltyu's daughter Tinny, Fury's daughter Fee, and Briggid's daughter Patty. If you don't pair the First Generation ladies and get the replacement units instead of their daughters (save Julia and Altena), you'll have Radney, Linda, Femina and Daisy. Even if they don't hve the bonuses of the already mentioned ladies, they still get the jobs done. (Specially Linda.)
*** ''Thracia 776'' is kind enough to provide us with Mareeta, Macha, Sara, Misha, Evayle, Amalda, Karin, Miranda, Tanya, Olwen, Selphina, and Lara.

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*** From the First Generation, there's also Raquesis, Briggid, Fury, and Tiltyu. And the Second Generation has Ayra's daughter Larcei, [[spoiler: Deirdre and Arvis]]'s daughter Julia, Ethlyn and Quan's daughter Altena, Tiltyu's daughter Tinny, Fury's daughter Fee, and Briggid's daughter Patty. If you don't pair the First Generation ladies and get the replacement units instead of their daughters (save Julia and Altena), you'll have Radney, Linda, Femina and Daisy. Even if they don't hve the bonuses of the already mentioned ladies, they still get the jobs done. (Specially Linda.)
Patty.
*** ''Thracia 776'' is kind enough to provide us with has Mareeta, Macha, Sara, Misha, Evayle, Amalda, Karin, Miranda, Tanya, Olwen, Selphina, and Lara.



*** Titania is another glorious example. We also get Nephenee, Jill, Lethe, Tanith, Marcia, Lucia, Astrid, Calill, and Ilyana. And ''Radiant Dawn'' also adds Nailah, Micaiah, Sanaki, Vika, Sigrun, Heather, and Fiona.
*** Even Princess Elincia becomes one in the second game, after slowly heading in this direction at the end of the first game.
** Lyndis, one of the three main characters in ''Blazing Sword'', is a strong heroine who travels across the continent to defeat her evil uncle, and later joins the main party again in Eliwood/Hector's story as the female lead to fight against the [[BigBad Big Bads]]. She's also notable for being one of the most recognizable women in the series, which shows how awesome she really is. This quote, just like Ayra's, defines Lyn's ActionGirl status, which she says in her conversation with the FinalBoss:
--->"The nomads of the plains do not abandon their fellow tribespeople. Eliwood and Hector are my dearest friends... Their sorrow is my sorrow. Their anger is my anger. Nergal! In my friends' names, I will cut you down!"
*** There's also Fiora, Rebecca, Karla, Louise, Nino, Farina, Isadora, Vaida, and Florina.
** Marisa from ''Sacred Stones'' is a renowned mercenary who spent her whole life training to be a master of the sword, and as a result, has a ''very'' good reputation for her fighting abilities. And for good reason too, she's a damn good unit.
*** Princess Eirika, the female lead, also gets plenty of ActionGirl moments. Notably when she leads a group of about ten people into an enemy war zone to aid her brother, or when she calmly tells the BigBad she's going to kill him. Not bad for a previously sheltered princess!
*** Even when in the beginning she gets whacked with a DistressBall for about five seconds, Princess Tana is a PluckyGirl who refuses to stay aside even when her brother Innes tells her that she's still too green for battle, and is rewarded by becoming a ''damn'' good unit.
*** We're also graced with Vanessa, Amelia, Lute, Myrrh, and Syrene. Oh yes, and L'Arachel after she promotes.
** Miledy ''Sword of Seals'' easily enters the Top 5 of most badass female characters in the entire series, which is REALLY saying something. As the lovely bodyguard of Guinevere, the local DamselInDistress, you know this girl has a nice history on the battlefield. And when she joins your team under her lady's command, she quickly puts her experience to good use and just keeps getting better. Once she promotes? She becomes a borderline [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]]. Easily one of the most valuable units in the game.
*** Lilina, Fir, Sue, Thany, Igrene, Wendy, Echidna, Tate, Cecilia, Dorothy, Fa, Cath, and Sophia also join the fray, and are all forces to be reckoned with. (Though a couple of them may need some leveling up first.)
** Caeda from the ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Archanea]]'' games is the original Fire Emblem ActionGirl, and a TropeCodifier for BadassPrincess. Yep, all the female badassey in FE started right here. Pity the OVA [[{{Chickification}} chickified]] her...
*** And also; Minerva, Palla, Catria, Linde, and Tiki (who makes a comeback in ''Awakening''). As you can probably tell at this point, Intelligent Systems ''loves'' this trope.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has a doozy of an ActionGirl cast. And it even cranks it up a notch with the mostly female-only skill "Galeforce", which grants them another full turn if the beat an enemy. Who exactly ''are'' all the Action Girls in ''this'' game? Ahem...
*** Cordelia, Sully, Flavia, [[{{Yandere}} Tharja]], Cherche, Say'ri, Tiki, [[KillerRabbit Panne]], Anna, Miriel, Nowi, Sumia, and [[PlayerCharacter Female Robin]]. Lissa and Maribelle become this after promotion. And Olivia? First dancer in an internationally released FE game who can fight. And that's just the ''first'' generation.
*** The ''second'' generation adds [[SweetPollyOliver Lucina]], [[{{Tsundere}} Severa]], [[GenkiGirl Cynthia]], Kjelle, [[ShrinkingViolet Noire]], [[LittleMissBadass Nah]] and Female Morgan. Yeah, it's [[WorldOfBadass that kind of series]].
** Naturally, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' continues the WorldOfBadass trend. [[PlayerCharacter Corrin/Kamui]], if a girl, will be the standout case as the heroine who leads an army to victory regardless of which side the player chooses. Even if Corrin/Kamui is played as a guy, however, there are almost as many female warriors as there are male:
*** Azura the songstress may not look like much at first glance, but make no mistake. She's perfectly capable and willing to follow the Avatar into battle and fight, using lance-type weapons.
*** Princess Camilla from the Nohr Kingdom is a powerhouse. Other Nohrian action girls include Effie, Selena ([[spoiler: who is actually an OlderAndWiser Severa from ''Awakening'', using a different name]]), Charlotte, Beruka, Nyx, Peri, Flora and Felicia (who joins the avatar regardless of what side he/she chooses). Princess Elise starts as a mounted WhiteMage, but she can be promoted into this.
*** Hana from the Hoshido Kingdom is a deadly swordswoman. There's also Kagero, Rinkah, Princess Hinoka, Reina, Setsuna, Orochi, Oboro, Scarlet, and Mozu (who also can join in both sides). Princess Sakura starts as an on-foot WhiteMage, but she can be promoted into this.
*** Finally, ''Fates'' also has a second generation, and it ''also'' includes several girls who are skilled in combat: Sophie, Ophelia, Soleil, Nina, Kana (who can be a guy, if the Avatar is a woman), Selkie, Velouria, Midori, Caeldori and Rhajat. The only WhiteMagicianGirl in the group, Mitama, can join the ActionGirl-dom when promoted.

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*** Titania is another glorious example. We also get Nephenee, Jill, Lethe, Tanith, Marcia, Lucia, Astrid, Calill, and Ilyana. And ''Radiant Dawn'' also adds Nailah, Micaiah, Sanaki, Vika, Sigrun, Heather, and Fiona.
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Fiona. Even Princess Elincia becomes one in the second game, after slowly heading in this direction at the end of the first game.
** Lyndis, one of the three main characters leading lady in ''Blazing Sword'', is a strong heroine who travels across the continent to defeat her evil uncle, and later joins the main party again in Eliwood/Hector's story as the female lead to fight against the [[BigBad Big Bads]]. She's also notable for being one of the most recognizable women in the series, which shows how awesome she really is. This quote, just like Ayra's, defines Lyn's ActionGirl status, which she says in her conversation along with the FinalBoss:
--->"The nomads of the plains do not abandon their fellow tribespeople. Eliwood and Hector are my dearest friends... Their sorrow is my sorrow. Their anger is my anger. Nergal! In my friends' names, I will cut you down!"
*** There's also
Fiora, Rebecca, Karla, Louise, Nino, Farina, Isadora, Vaida, and Florina.
** Marisa from From ''Sacred Stones'' is a renowned mercenary who spent her whole life training to be a master of the sword, and as a result, has a ''very'' good reputation for her fighting abilities. And for good reason too, she's a damn good unit.
***
Stones'', we have Marisa, Princess Eirika, the female lead, also gets plenty of ActionGirl moments. Notably when she leads a group of about ten people into an enemy war zone to aid her brother, or when she calmly tells the BigBad she's going to kill him. Not bad for a previously sheltered princess!
*** Even when in the beginning she gets whacked with a DistressBall for about five seconds,
Princess Tana is a PluckyGirl who refuses to stay aside even when her brother Innes tells her that she's still too green for battle, and is rewarded by becoming a ''damn'' good unit.
*** We're also graced with
Tana, Vanessa, Amelia, Lute, Myrrh, and Syrene. Oh yes, and Princess L'Arachel after she promotes.
** Miledy ''Sword of Seals'' easily enters the Top 5 of most badass female characters in the entire series, which is REALLY saying something. As the lovely bodyguard of Guinevere, the local DamselInDistress, you know this girl has a nice history on the battlefield. And when she joins your team under her lady's command, she quickly puts her experience to good use and just keeps getting better. Once she promotes? She becomes a borderline [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]]. Easily one of the most valuable units in the game.
***
Miledy, Lilina, Fir, Sue, Thany, General Cecilia, Igrene, Wendy, Echidna, Tate, Cecilia, Sue, Dorothy, Fa, Cath, and Sophia also join the fray, and are all forces to be reckoned with. (Though a couple Action Girls in ''Sword of them may need some leveling up first.)
Seals''.
** Princess Caeda from the ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Archanea]]'' games is the original Fire Emblem ActionGirl, and a TropeCodifier for BadassPrincess. Yep, all the female badassey in FE started right here. Pity the OVA [[{{Chickification}} chickified]] her...
*** And also;
along with Minerva, Palla, Catria, Linde, and Tiki (who makes a comeback in ''Awakening''). As you can probably tell at this point, Intelligent Systems ''loves'' this trope.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has a doozy of an ActionGirl cast. And it even cranks it If [[PlayerCharacter Robin]] is played as a girl, she'll lead the cast. In addition, this trope is up a notch with the mostly female-only skill "Galeforce", which grants them another full turn if the beat an enemy. Who exactly ''are'' all Besides the Action Girls in ''this'' game? Ahem...
female Robin, we also get:
*** Cordelia, Sully, Flavia, [[{{Yandere}} Tharja]], Tharja, Cherche, Say'ri, Tiki, [[KillerRabbit Panne]], Panne, Anna, Miriel, Nowi, Sumia, and [[PlayerCharacter Female Robin]].Sumia. Lissa and Maribelle become this after promotion. And Olivia? First dancer in an internationally released FE game who can fight. And that's just the ''first'' generation.
*** The ''second'' generation adds [[SweetPollyOliver Lucina]], [[{{Tsundere}} Severa]], [[GenkiGirl Cynthia]], Lucina, Severa, Cynthia, Kjelle, [[ShrinkingViolet Noire]], [[LittleMissBadass Nah]] Noire, Nah and Female female Morgan. Yeah, it's [[WorldOfBadass that kind of series]].
** Naturally, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' continues the WorldOfBadass trend. [[PlayerCharacter Corrin/Kamui]], Corrin]], if a girl, will be the standout case as the heroine who leads an army to victory regardless of which side the player chooses. Even if Corrin/Kamui Corrin is played as a guy, however, there are almost every bit as many female warriors as there are male:
*** Azura the songstress may not doesn't look like much at first glance, one, but make no mistake. She's perfectly capable and willing to follow the Avatar into battle and she's surprisingly competent in a fight, using lance-type weapons.
and follows you regardless of which route you take.
*** In the Nohr route, you'll get Princess Camilla from the Nohr Kingdom is a powerhouse. Other Nohrian action girls include Camilla, Selena, Effie, Selena ([[spoiler: who is actually an OlderAndWiser Severa from ''Awakening'', using a different name]]), Charlotte, Beruka, Nyx, Peri, Flora and Felicia (who joins the avatar regardless of what side he/she chooses). Princess Elise starts as a mounted WhiteMage, but she can be promoted into this.
*** Hana from the The Hoshido Kingdom is a deadly swordswoman. There's also route has Hana, Scarlet, Oboro, Kagero, Rinkah, Princess Hinoka, Rinkah, Reina, Setsuna, Orochi, Oboro, Scarlet, and Mozu (who also can join in both sides). Princess Sakura starts as an on-foot WhiteMage, but she can be promoted into this.
*** Finally, ''Fates'' also has a second generation, and it ''also'' includes several girls who are skilled in combat: Sophie, Ophelia, Soleil, Nina, Kana (who can be a guy, if the Avatar is a woman), Selkie, Velouria, Midori, Caeldori Caeldori, Rhajatl, and Rhajat.Female Kana. The only WhiteMagicianGirl in the group, Mitama, can join the ActionGirl-dom when promoted.



** [[spoiler: She also survives to the end of the game, unlike the majority of the team.]]

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** [[spoiler: She also survives to the end of the game, unlike the majority of the team. Ahem... well, the first game, at least...]]
27th Jan '17 9:35:48 PM Thespian101
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** The ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' games give Mario partners who join him on his adventures, both male and female alike. Since the partners fight alongside him in battle and help him rescue Princess Peach, it's natural that the female partners fall into this trope.

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** The first two ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' games give Mario partners who join him on his adventures, both male and female alike. Since the partners fight alongside him in battle and help him rescue Princess Peach, it's natural that the female partners fall into this trope.
21st Jan '17 11:33:23 AM Thespian101
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*** Titania is another glorious example. We also get Nephenee, Jill, Lethe, Tanith, Marcia, Lucia, Astrid, Calill, and Ilyana. And ''Radiant Dawn'' also adds Nailah, Sanaki, Vika, Sigrun, Heather, and Fiona.

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*** Titania is another glorious example. We also get Nephenee, Jill, Lethe, Tanith, Marcia, Lucia, Astrid, Calill, and Ilyana. And ''Radiant Dawn'' also adds Nailah, Micaiah, Sanaki, Vika, Sigrun, Heather, and Fiona.
3rd Jan '17 5:16:56 PM Wyldchyld
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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare'' has Lieutenant Nora Salter, [[PlayerCharacter Reyes']] veteran wingwoman. As a member of [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous SCAR]] she's trained as both a SpaceFighter pilot and a spec ops commando. She acts a squadmate for ''every mission in the game'', easily making her the most prominent and fleshed out female {{Badass}} in ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' to date.

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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare'' has Lieutenant Nora Salter, [[PlayerCharacter Reyes']] veteran wingwoman. As a member of [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous SCAR]] she's trained as both a SpaceFighter pilot and a spec ops commando. She acts a squadmate for ''every mission in the game'', easily making her the most prominent and fleshed out female {{Badass}} badass in ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' to date.
1st Jan '17 9:12:58 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* Aloy, the protagonist of the action RPG ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn''.
30th Dec '16 11:01:04 PM gunslingerofgilead
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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare'' has Lieutenant Nora Salter, [[PlayerCharacter Reyes']] veteran wingwoman. As a member of [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous SCAR]] she's trained as both a SpaceFighter pilot and a spec ops commando, and gets plenty of opportunities throughout the game to show off her badass credentials, easily making her the most prominent and fleshed out female character in ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' to date.

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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare'' has Lieutenant Nora Salter, [[PlayerCharacter Reyes']] veteran wingwoman. As a member of [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous SCAR]] she's trained as both a SpaceFighter pilot and a spec ops commando, and gets plenty of opportunities throughout commando. She acts a squadmate for ''every mission in the game to show off her badass credentials, game'', easily making her the most prominent and fleshed out female character {{Badass}} in ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' to date.
24th Dec '16 10:19:18 PM gunslingerofgilead
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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare'' has Lieutenant Nora Salter, [[PlayerCharacter Reyes']] veteran wingwoman. As a member of [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous SCAR]] she's trained as both a SpaceFighter pilot and a spec ops commando, and gets plenty of opportunities throughout the game to show off her badass credentials, easily making her the more prominent and fleshed out female character in ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' to date.

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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare'' has Lieutenant Nora Salter, [[PlayerCharacter Reyes']] veteran wingwoman. As a member of [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous SCAR]] she's trained as both a SpaceFighter pilot and a spec ops commando, and gets plenty of opportunities throughout the game to show off her badass credentials, easily making her the more most prominent and fleshed out female character in ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' to date.
22nd Dec '16 4:54:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** Mira and [[spoiler:Brianna]] the Handmaiden in the sequel, not to mention the [[PlayerCharacter Jedi Exile]], who unlike the previous game's PC ''has'' been established as female in canon.

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** * Mira and [[spoiler:Brianna]] the Handmaiden in the sequel, sequel ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', not to mention the [[PlayerCharacter Jedi Exile]], who unlike the previous game's PC ''has'' been established as female in canon.
22nd Dec '16 4:54:31 AM Morgenthaler
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*** And Visas
*** And Mission and Juhani.
*** It's also worth nothing that Mission isn't a Jedi or a trained soldier; she's a 14-year-old street punk, and can still hold her own along the professional fighters. Growing up on the streets of Taris will do that to a kid.
22nd Dec '16 4:54:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Bastila Shan in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. And, like Ashley in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', she pales in comparison to the female PlayerCharacter, particularly when you learn that the incredibly badass Darth Revan everybody's been talking about all game, the one who beat the living daylights out of the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Mandalorians]] ''and'' the Republic, Jedi Order and all? [[spoiler:You're her.]] That is, if you happen to play that way.

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* Bastila Shan in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. And, like Ashley in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', she pales in comparison to the female PlayerCharacter, particularly when you learn that the incredibly badass Darth Revan everybody's been talking about all game, the one who beat the living daylights out of the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Mandalorians]] ''and'' the Republic, Jedi Order and all? [[spoiler:You're her.]] That is, if you happen to play that way.
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