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* Due to the lack of female combatants in the franchise, the makers of ''VideoGame/DragonBallFighterz'' actually created a brand new character named Android 21.
25th Dec '17 2:35:47 PM merotoker
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* D-Generation X historically had one female member and in its first incarnations it was {{Wrestling/Chyna}}. In 2000 Chyna left the stable and it was reformed with Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon, as she had joined forces with Triple H. A second female member came in the form of Tori, who became X-Pac's girlfriend.

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* D-Generation X Wrestling/DGenerationX historically had one female member and in its first incarnations it was {{Wrestling/Chyna}}. In 2000 Chyna left the stable and it was reformed with Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon, as she had joined forces with Triple H. A second female member came in the form of Tori, [[Wrestling/TerriPoch Tori]], who became X-Pac's girlfriend.



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' begins with just one female, Haley (unless you count [[AmbiguousGender gender-indeterminate]] Vaarsuvius). In strip #43, they meet "The Linear Guild", their first set of antagonists, which includes two women, Sabine and Hilgya. Hilgya soon leaves, and Celia the air elemental law student is introduced. She goes on to become a much more important character, as does Sabine, who sticks around with her boyfriend Nale after the rest of the Linear Guild breaks up. Another female character is added in strip #200, the stuck-up paladin Miko. Xykon the lich's army starts out apparently all male, but gets an infusion of estrogen in the form of [[ILoveTheDead Tsukiko]] right before Miko [[spoiler:lets her paranoia get the best of her and dies.]] Later we meet the AscendedExtra Kazumi Kato, and her boyfriend and eventually husband Daigo. The female paladin Lien also plays a supporting role. Intrigue among the exiled paladins and their people also introduces Lord Kubota as a villain, his female ninja protege Therkla, and the male imp Qarr. And it goes on from there. OOTS goes from Smurfette Principle beginnings to a nearly equally-balanced cast.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' begins with just one female, Haley (unless you count [[AmbiguousGender gender-indeterminate]] Vaarsuvius). In strip #43, they meet "The Linear Guild", their first set of antagonists, which includes two women, Sabine and Hilgya. Hilgya soon leaves, and Celia the air elemental law student is introduced. She goes on to become a much more important character, as does Sabine, who sticks around with her boyfriend Nale after the rest of the Linear Guild breaks up. Another female character is added in strip #200, the stuck-up paladin Miko. Xykon the lich's army starts out apparently all male, but gets an infusion of estrogen in the form of [[ILoveTheDead Tsukiko]] right before Miko [[spoiler:lets her paranoia get the best of her and dies.]] dies]]. Later we meet the AscendedExtra Kazumi Kato, and her boyfriend and eventually husband Daigo. The female paladin Lien also plays a supporting role. Intrigue among the exiled paladins and their people also introduces Lord Kubota as a villain, his female ninja protege Therkla, and the male imp Qarr. And it goes on from there. OOTS goes from Smurfette Principle beginnings to a nearly equally-balanced cast.



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* Hawkgirl from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' was added because the network wanted one more female character besides Franchise/WonderWoman. It worked out, though, because despite her relative lack of notoriety in the original comics, she ended up becoming one of the most significant (in both [[EnsembleDarkhorse a good way]] and [[CreatorsPet a bad way]], according to the BrokenBase) in the series, and even led to her being used more in the mainstream DC universe, which in turn was because [[Franchise/{{DCAU}} Timm and Dini]] are just that good. They are in fact ''so good'' that TheMovie is entirely centered around her origins and race, and even when [[spoiler:she leaves the team]] she's ''still'' a huge deal later on.

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* Hawkgirl from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' was added because the network wanted one more female character besides Franchise/WonderWoman. It worked out, though, because despite her relative lack of notoriety in the original comics, she ended up becoming one of the most significant (in both [[EnsembleDarkhorse a good way]] and [[CreatorsPet a bad way]], according to the BrokenBase) in the series, and even led to her being used more in the mainstream DC universe, which in turn was because [[Franchise/{{DCAU}} [[Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse Timm and Dini]] are just that good. They are in fact ''so good'' that TheMovie is entirely centered around her origins and race, and even when [[spoiler:she leaves the team]] she's ''still'' a huge deal later on.



* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''

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18th Nov '17 12:22:38 PM CreatedMe
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* Inverted on ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. In the original pilot, the gender ratio was three females (Sarah Jane, Kelsey, and Maria) to one male (Luke). When the series began, Kelsey had been replaced with Clyde to balance out the gender ratio (and because Kelsey's actress was rather difficult.)

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* Inverted on ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. In the original pilot, the gender ratio was three females (Sarah Jane, Kelsey, and Maria) to one male (Luke). When the series began, Kelsey had been replaced with Clyde to balance out the gender ratio (and because Kelsey's actress was rather difficult.)) Kelsey went on to join Franchise/FactionParadox and became the president of Pluto, so things worked out for her in the end.
14th Nov '17 3:11:34 PM DragonRanger
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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', [[TheMedic Yellow]] is added to the roster of Kanto Dex Holders during the second arc of the series, except that [[SamusIsAGirl nobody knew she was a girl at first]].

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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', [[TheMedic Yellow]] ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', Yellow is added to the roster of Kanto Dex Holders during the second arc of the series, except that [[SamusIsAGirl nobody knew she was a girl at first]].
28th Aug '17 2:41:08 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog: [[ClassyCatBurglar Rouge the Bat]] and [[BadassPrincess Blaze the Cat]]. The former was the first additional major female character after [[GenkiGirl Amy Rose]] (whom only started becoming an ActionGirl herself recently at that point) and was an adversary for Knuckles. The latter debuted a few years later, but is noticeable for being the only female character to match [[TheHero Sonic's]] skill in combat and is also the only female to have a SuperMode of her own.

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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog: [[ClassyCatBurglar Rouge the Bat]] and [[BadassPrincess Blaze the Cat]].Cat. The former was the first additional major female character after [[GenkiGirl Amy Rose]] (whom only started becoming an ActionGirl herself recently at that point) and was an adversary for Knuckles. The latter debuted a few years later, but is noticeable for being the only female character to match [[TheHero Sonic's]] skill in combat and is also the only female to have a SuperMode of her own.
19th Aug '17 2:12:43 AM Flame
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** Not exactly balancing out the gender [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment balance]], Shuki from ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'' was a lot more competent and stayed on the show longer than [[Series/KamenRiderBlade Larc]] and [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Femme]]. [[spoiler:And by longer, we mean two episodes as opposed to just thirty minutes]]. Femme's [[Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight American counterpart]], Siren, lasted much longer and had a much bigger role.
** Things would get a bit better starting from ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' with Mayu Inamori/Kamen Rider Mage I, who would be soon overshadowed by Yoko Minato/[[Series/KamenRiderGaim Kamen Rider Marika]], a spy turned Kamen Rider. To put this lightly, [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Drive]] and [[Series/KamenRiderGhost Ghost]] wouldn't be so kind. [[Series/KamenRiderExAid Ex-Aid]], [[WinBackTheCrowd on the other hand]], has both female leads become [[LethalJokeCharacter Kamen Riders]].



* Not exactly balancing out the gender [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment balance]], Shuki from ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'' was a lot more competent and stayed on the show longer than [[Series/KamenRiderBlade Larc]] and [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Femme]]. [[spoiler:And by longer, we mean two episodes as opposed to just thirty minutes]]. Femme's [[Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight American counterpart]], Siren, lasted much longer and had a much bigger role.
18th Jul '17 7:51:45 PM HeroGal2347
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* Almost all the main cast of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' was taken from the "Uncle Scrooge" comics. Two new female characters were added though, Webby and Mrs. Beakley.

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* Almost all the main cast of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' was taken from the "Uncle Scrooge" comics. Two new female characters were added though, Webby and Mrs. Beakley.
5th May '17 12:34:04 PM GranChi
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** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' adds Tonks to the team of good badass adults we're used to as well as Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood to the main group. Although Ginny was in the story before this book, she was either a background character or a DamselInDistress in the second one. Here she becomes a proper ActionGirl and joins Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville in the fight at the Ministry. Luna as well then makes the main group have three girls and three boys. On the evil side we originally had [[PsychoSupporter Bellatrix]] as the TheDarkChick. Alecto Carrow then appears as another female Death Eater, but this trope fits Bellatrix's sister [[MamaBear Narcissa]] better; she technically appeared earlier and she's only the wife of a villain, but her role gets greatly expanded in the final two books, culminating in [[spoiler:a HeelFaceTurn that allows Harry to kill Voldemort]].

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** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' adds Tonks to the team of good badass adults we're used to as well as Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood to the main group. Although Ginny was in the story before this book, she was had only been either a background character or a DamselInDistress in (in the second one.one). Here she becomes a proper ActionGirl and joins Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville in the fight at the Ministry. Luna as well then makes the main group have three girls and three boys. On the evil side we originally had [[PsychoSupporter Bellatrix]] as the TheDarkChick. Alecto Carrow then appears as another female Death Eater, but this trope fits Bellatrix's sister [[MamaBear Narcissa]] better; she technically appeared earlier and she's only the wife of a villain, but her role gets greatly expanded in the final two books, culminating in [[spoiler:a HeelFaceTurn that allows Harry to kill Voldemort]].
5th May '17 12:33:15 PM GranChi
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** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' adds Tonks to the team of good badass adults we're used to as well as Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood to the main group. Although Ginny was in the story before this book, she was just a background character who had no real impact on storylines. Here she becomes a proper ActionGirl and joins Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville in the fight at the Ministry. Luna as well then makes the main group have three girls and three boys. On the evil side we originally had [[PsychoSupporter Bellatrix]] as the TheDarkChick. Alecto Carrow then appears as another female Death Eater, but this trope fits Bellatrix's sister [[MamaBear Narcissa]] better; she technically appeared earlier and she's only the wife of a villain, but her role gets greatly expanded in the final two books, culminating in [[spoiler:a HeelFaceTurn that allows Harry to kill Voldemort]].

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** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' adds Tonks to the team of good badass adults we're used to as well as Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood to the main group. Although Ginny was in the story before this book, she was just either a background character who had no real impact on storylines.or a DamselInDistress in the second one. Here she becomes a proper ActionGirl and joins Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville in the fight at the Ministry. Luna as well then makes the main group have three girls and three boys. On the evil side we originally had [[PsychoSupporter Bellatrix]] as the TheDarkChick. Alecto Carrow then appears as another female Death Eater, but this trope fits Bellatrix's sister [[MamaBear Narcissa]] better; she technically appeared earlier and she's only the wife of a villain, but her role gets greatly expanded in the final two books, culminating in [[spoiler:a HeelFaceTurn that allows Harry to kill Voldemort]].
18th Mar '17 10:15:55 PM merotoker
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* {{Wrestling/Ivory}} was the female member of the Right to Censor but then a storyline took place where The Kat was forced to become a member...[[SubvertedTrope but then she was released from WWE in real life]].

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* {{Wrestling/Ivory}} was the female member of the Right to Censor but then a storyline took place where [[Wrestling/StacyCarter The Kat Kat]] was forced to become a member...[[SubvertedTrope but then she was released from WWE in real life]].



* 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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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' Bebe has one DayInTheLimelight [[ADayInTheLimelight day in the limelight]] 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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