History Main / AffirmativeActionGirl

18th Feb '17 10:58:51 AM N8han11
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** She was created 1) so that [[FaceOfTheBand Oceanoe]] [[RelationshipSue could have a girlfriend]] and 2) so that Pinkella [[CopyCatSue wouldn't be only Gel Pen]] aboard the ''Bindaf 3000''. She was also created 3) for color diversity, since the original lineup of colors were all ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' colors and the author didn't want anyone to mistake the two shows for having [[FollowTheLeader any relation]].
*** An exercise rendered moot when ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' came out, what with its Purple Ranger and all; [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption sigh]].
** To be fair, she tries hard ''[[DefiedTrope not to]]'' [[BlackHoleSue steal the spotlight]].
11th Feb '17 9:41:09 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Mystique was the only prominent female mutant in the previous two [[Film/XMenFirstClass First Class]] [[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast movies]], and Agent Moira [=MacTaggert=] was absent in ''Days of Future Past''. Moira is re-inserted here, and significant roles are given to Jean Grey and Storm.
9th Feb '17 7:47:07 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960'' had only one female with a speaking part - Petra the TokenRomance for Chico. The [[Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016 2016 remake]] does ''not'' give one of the seven a GenderFlip. But rather makes Emma Cullen a prominent character who assembles the seven, and features a couple of supporting female characters.

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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960'' had only one female with a speaking part - Petra the TokenRomance for Chico. The [[Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016 2016 remake]] does ''not'' give one of the seven a GenderFlip. But rather makes GenderFlip, but gives the role of ''Film/SevenSamurai''s Rikichi to Emma Cullen Cullen, a prominent character who assembles the seven, and the movie features a couple of supporting female characters.
3rd Feb '17 7:20:00 PM comicwriter
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* Sanabi, in the live-action ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[TheMovie movies]]. Similarly, the role of [[spoiler:the Third Kira]] was given to an adapted version of (attractive twenty-something female) Kiyomi Takada, originally [[spoiler:merely a Kira-supporter and a go-between for Light and Teru Mikami (the fourth Kira)]], when character-wise, an adapted version of (unattractive older male) [[spoiler:Kyosuke Higuchi]] would have worked just as well, although in Takada's defense, she ''had'' a role in the live-action story.

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* Sanabi, in the The live-action ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[TheMovie movies]].movies]] have Sanami, who was created to add a woman to the Task Force. Similarly, the role of [[spoiler:the Third Kira]] was given to an adapted version of (attractive twenty-something female) Kiyomi Takada, originally [[spoiler:merely a Kira-supporter and a go-between for Light and Teru Mikami (the fourth Kira)]], when character-wise, an adapted version of (unattractive older male) [[spoiler:Kyosuke Higuchi]] would have worked just as well, although in Takada's defense, she ''had'' a role in the live-action story.
16th Jan '17 6:27:06 PM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960'' had only one female with a speaking part - Petra the TokenRomance for Chico. The [[Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016 2016 remake]] does ''not'' give one of the seven a GenderFlip. But rather makes Emma Cullen a prominent character who assembles the seven, and features a couple of supporting female characters.



* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s adopted sibling was a boy in the comics. For ''{{Series/Supergirl 2015}}'' the character becomes Kara's stepsister Alex. This adds a third female protagonist in addition to Kara, and her boss Cat Grant.

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* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s adopted sibling was a boy in the comics. For ''{{Series/Supergirl 2015}}'' the character becomes Kara's stepsister Alex. This adds a third female protagonist in addition to Kara, and her boss Cat Grant. Additionally the show received complaints about no women of colour in the first season, so the second (where Cat is PutOnABus) adds Maggie Sawyer and Miss Martian.
* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' was envisioned as having only TwoGirlsToATeam - with Lisa and Kelly as only two girls versus a main cast of four males (five if you count Max, who was a recurring cast member at first). Elizabeth Berkley's audition (for Kelly) impressed producers and they created a third female - Jessie Spano - to accommodate her.
21st Oct '16 3:54:03 PM DustSnitch
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* Tex from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. While she didn't balance out the sexes, throughout the whole show she has consistently been, by far, the biggest {{Badass}} of the series, at one point delivering [[CurbStompBattle a merciless smackdown]] against the Reds and Tucker at the same time without taking a hit. ''Red Vs Blue'' usually avoids the negative aspects of the trope: particularly with Season 9, more and more female characters have been added, and they, as well as Tex, have been a major impact on the plot and have become well-developed characters. However, Sister's inclusion in Season 5 smacks of the downside: she's promiscuous, stupid, and female, and that's really all there is to her character. This may be why she [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse hasn't been seen]] since the beginning of Season 6.

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* Tex from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. While she didn't balance out the sexes, throughout the whole show she has consistently been, by far, the biggest {{Badass}} of best soldier in the series, at one point delivering [[CurbStompBattle a merciless smackdown]] against the Reds and Tucker at the same time without taking a hit. ''Red Vs Blue'' usually avoids the negative aspects of the trope: particularly with Season 9, more and more female characters have been added, and they, as well as Tex, have been a major impact on the plot and have become well-developed characters. However, Sister's inclusion in Season 5 smacks of the downside: downsides: she's promiscuous, stupid, and female, and that's really all there is to her character. This may be why she [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse hasn't been seen]] since the beginning of Season 6.
3rd Oct '16 8:18:32 AM comicwriter
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* In the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, Miho was a minor character with sporadic appearances. [[AscendedExtra She was made part of the main cast]] in the first ''[[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnime Yu-Gi-Oh]]'' TV series to prevent Anzu from being the only girl.

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* In the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, Miho was a minor character with sporadic appearances. [[AscendedExtra She was made part of the main cast]] in the first ''[[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnime ''[[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Yu-Gi-Oh]]'' TV series to prevent Anzu from being the only girl.
3rd Oct '16 8:17:45 AM comicwriter
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* In the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, Miho was a minor character with sporadic appearances. [[AscendedExtra She was made into one of the lead characters]] in the first ''Anime/YuGiOh'' TV series, possibly to prevent Anzu from being the only girl in the main cast.

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* In the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, Miho was a minor character with sporadic appearances. [[AscendedExtra She was made into one part of the lead characters]] main cast]] in the first ''Anime/YuGiOh'' ''[[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnime Yu-Gi-Oh]]'' TV series, possibly series to prevent Anzu from being the only girl in the main cast.girl.
29th Sep '16 2:20:17 PM JoeMerl
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* ''{{Series/Angel}}'' had Cordelia as the only woman in the main cast. Season 2 gave Darla and Lilah big roles, but they were still only recurring. Fred was added to the main titles for Season 3, making it TwoGirlsToATeam. By Season 5, Fred was the only female in the main cast. But Harmony was added as Angel's secretary and [[PromotionToOpeningTitles promoted to the opening titles]] for the last few episodes.

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* ''{{Series/Angel}}'' had Cordelia as the only woman in the main cast. Season 2 gave Darla [[EvilFormerFriend Darla]] and Lilah [[AmoralAttorney Lilah]] big roles, but they were still only recurring. Fred recurring, not to mention villains. [[TheSmartGuy Fred]] ([[GenderBlenderName a girl]]) was added to the main titles for Season 3, making it TwoGirlsToATeam. By Season 5, Fred was the only female in the main cast. But Harmony cast, but [[AffablyEvil Harmony]] was added as Angel's secretary and [[PromotionToOpeningTitles promoted to the opening titles]] for the last few episodes.
29th Sep '16 2:12:08 PM JoeMerl
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* Angela from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', added in Season 2. All the gargoyles were male except for Demona, who was a villain. Elisa was the existing female character, but she's not a gargoyle and therefore [[OvershadowedByAwesome not quite as action-y]], despite being a police officer and often participating in combat. In the original series pitch, there were apparently two female gargoyles in the main cast--Coco, who was forced by ExecutiveMeddling to evolve into Broadway because they didn't like the idea of an overweight female as a main character, and Dakota, the original leader of the clan, who was dropped for being very boring. It's worth noting that neither character was stuck in limbo permanently: Coco was brought back in the comic continuation as a member of the London Clan, and Dakota went back to the drawing board and got retooled into a villain, under the name [[BigBad Demona]].

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* Angela from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', added in Season 2. All the gargoyles were male except for Demona, [[BigBad Demona]], who was a villain. Elisa was the existing female character, but she's not a gargoyle and therefore [[OvershadowedByAwesome not quite as action-y]], despite being a police officer and often participating in combat. In the original series pitch, there were apparently two female gargoyles in the main cast--Coco, who was forced by ExecutiveMeddling to evolve into Broadway because they didn't like the idea of an overweight female as a main character, and Dakota, the original leader of the clan, who was dropped for being very boring. It's worth noting that neither character was stuck in limbo permanently: Coco was brought back in the comic continuation as a member of the London Clan, and while Dakota went back to the drawing board and got was retooled into a villain, under the name [[BigBad Demona]].Demona.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' Bebe has one DayInTheLimelight episode, but besides that pretty much only exists for when they need a girl character other than [[TheSmartGuy Wendy]] (in particularly, playing her as Wendy's [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl girlier]] {{Foil}}). Really, Wendy was the only important non-adult female early on, though as time goes on more of them are becoming {{Ascended Extra}}s.
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