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16th Jun '17 12:55:03 PM oforiousmic
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*** In [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection F]] this is actually FridgeBrilliance. One of them has to stay behind to keep their daughter safe in case Freeza wins and decides to go tearing Earth apart. Freeza knows who Krillin is, buy he's never seen 18 before. and her energy can't be sensed. She's the logical choice, regardless of who's stronger. [[JustifiedTrope Not to mention, she doesn't have any interest in fighting unless it's for money, or a few specific other reasons.]]

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*** In [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection F]] this is actually FridgeBrilliance. One of them has to stay behind to keep their daughter safe in case Freeza wins and decides to go tearing Earth apart. Freeza knows who Krillin is, buy but he's never seen 18 before. and her energy can't be sensed. She's the logical choice, regardless of who's stronger. [[JustifiedTrope Not to mention, she doesn't have any interest in fighting unless it's for money, or a few specific other reasons.]]
10th Jun '17 2:17:38 PM nombretomado
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** The one hit the worst with this in the comic was [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Panne]]. Her "role" in the story went straight into [[spoiler: ''DisposableWoman'' and ''WomenInRefrigerators'']] as [[spoiler: she was accidentally killed by two hunters who mistook her as a wild beast due to her trying to give birth to her canon kid Yarne in the woods in her Taguel form... and this was strongly hinted to have become a VERY convenient "excuse" for her husband Henry to go the CrusadingWidower way]]. It was even worse when you saw that [[IdiotBall there was literally]] '''[[IdiotBall NO]]''' [[IdiotBall reason for it]], even when the author attempted to handwave it via mentioning that, in their headcanon, [[spoiler: Taguel have "strong animal instincts which they can't really override", including "Taguel mothers's need to give birth in the woods"]]. Since this was "expressed" via [[spoiler: Panne ''[[WhatAnIdiot literally running away from a mostly safe castle to have her baby in a much more dangerous place like the forest]]'']], [[UnfortunateImplications it seemed to mean]] that [[spoiler: Panne's "Taguel instincts" [[TooDumbToLive made her completely irrational and stupid]] when she needed to keep her cool the most.]] The Chickification was even more blatant later, since both Panne's spotlight and her and Henry's ''actual'' relationship were relegated to one short fanart post and one page of author's notes [[spoiler: (not including the fanart post and the strip where she was fridged)]], while Henry's own spotlight was '''much''' larger and chock-full of OOC {{mangst}}. [[note]](For the record, Henry has a ''huge'' DarkAndTroubledPast but is a StepfordSmiler about it ''tops'', and in canon he is ''never'' shown wangsting no matter what he thinks/feels. Even if he admits that he's not super happy about it in the Japanese version, he does ''not'' whine and dwell in self-pity.)[[/note]] This also included [[spoiler: his ParentalNeglect of the "beloved" son Panne bore him, and a "HeroicSacrifice" that was much more "impressive" than his wife's stupidity-induced death.]]

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** The one hit the worst with this in the comic was [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Panne]]. Her "role" in the story went straight into [[spoiler: ''DisposableWoman'' and ''WomenInRefrigerators'']] ''StuffedIntoTheFridge'']] as [[spoiler: she was accidentally killed by two hunters who mistook her as a wild beast due to her trying to give birth to her canon kid Yarne in the woods in her Taguel form... and this was strongly hinted to have become a VERY convenient "excuse" for her husband Henry to go the CrusadingWidower way]]. It was even worse when you saw that [[IdiotBall there was literally]] '''[[IdiotBall NO]]''' [[IdiotBall reason for it]], even when the author attempted to handwave it via mentioning that, in their headcanon, [[spoiler: Taguel have "strong animal instincts which they can't really override", including "Taguel mothers's need to give birth in the woods"]]. Since this was "expressed" via [[spoiler: Panne ''[[WhatAnIdiot literally running away from a mostly safe castle to have her baby in a much more dangerous place like the forest]]'']], [[UnfortunateImplications it seemed to mean]] that [[spoiler: Panne's "Taguel instincts" [[TooDumbToLive made her completely irrational and stupid]] when she needed to keep her cool the most.]] The Chickification was even more blatant later, since both Panne's spotlight and her and Henry's ''actual'' relationship were relegated to one short fanart post and one page of author's notes [[spoiler: (not including the fanart post and the strip where she was fridged)]], while Henry's own spotlight was '''much''' larger and chock-full of OOC {{mangst}}. [[note]](For the record, Henry has a ''huge'' DarkAndTroubledPast but is a StepfordSmiler about it ''tops'', and in canon he is ''never'' shown wangsting no matter what he thinks/feels. Even if he admits that he's not super happy about it in the Japanese version, he does ''not'' whine and dwell in self-pity.)[[/note]] This also included [[spoiler: his ParentalNeglect of the "beloved" son Panne bore him, and a "HeroicSacrifice" that was much more "impressive" than his wife's stupidity-induced death.]]
9th May '17 3:39:14 PM mouschilight
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* Sakura, in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags in and out of this.]] On one hand she starts out as a FauxActionGirl because she's a graduate like Naruto and Sasuke and the show talks up her great ninja intelligence but doesn't bring as much to table as her teammates. She TookALevelInBadass during the TimeSkip and defeats a member of Akatsuki but then is quickly overshadowed by Naruto and Sasuke, and soon after falls back into the role of a background character who can only pin her hopes on Naruto. The few times she ''does'' shake this off, the results '''are''' genuinely impressive: like how ''before'' the TimeSkip she managed to hold off the Sound Genin ''[[PluckyGirl when she barely had any skills at all]]'' and ''[[ManBitesMan resorted to biting]]'' to protect Lee, Naruto and Sasuke; how during the Fourth Shinobi War she [[spoiler: discovered the Zetsu clone spies ''and'' captured one alive]]; and in Chapter 632 [[spoiler: when after perfecting one of Tsunade's best techniques she wrecks havoc among the Ten-Tails's bodyguards--which [[AmazonChaser impresses Sasuke]] but [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon terrifies Naruto]].]]

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* Sakura, Sakura Haruno in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags in and out of this.]] On one hand she starts out as a FauxActionGirl because she's a graduate like Naruto and Sasuke and the show talks up her great ninja intelligence but doesn't bring as much to table as her teammates. She TookALevelInBadass during the TimeSkip and defeats a member of Akatsuki Akatsuki, but is then is quickly overshadowed by Naruto and Sasuke, and soon after falls back into the role of a background character who can only pin her hopes on Naruto. The few times she ''does'' shake this off, the results '''are''' genuinely impressive: like how ''before'' the TimeSkip she managed to hold off the Sound Genin ''[[PluckyGirl when she barely had any skills at all]]'' and ''[[ManBitesMan resorted to biting]]'' to protect Lee, Naruto and Sasuke; how during the Fourth Shinobi War she [[spoiler: discovered the Zetsu clone spies ''and'' captured one alive]]; alive; and in Chapter 632 [[spoiler: when after perfecting one of Tsunade's best techniques she wrecks havoc among the Ten-Tails's bodyguards--which clones--which [[AmazonChaser impresses Sasuke]] but [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon terrifies Naruto]].]]
25th Apr '17 1:57:48 AM justanid
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* Myth/ClassicalMythology: The Romans identified Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, with Minerva, a considerably more domestic goddess of crafts.
* Myth/MesopotamianMythology: Observed by looking at the oldest Sumerian myths to its later derivatives. One example is Nammu, who went from the sole creator goddess in Sumerian myths to her more well-known Babylonian version Tiamat, a co-creator who after the death of her husband became a tyrant who is probably the UrExample of GodSaveUsFromTheQueen. Sumerian Ereshkigal was the sole ruler of the underworld, but in later Assyro-Babylonian myths she was subdued by Nergal and forced to share her power with him. Several other goddesses are known to us mainly as [[SatelliteLoveInterest Shallow Love Interests]] are also believed to have held more prominent roles in prehistory.

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* Myth/ClassicalMythology: The Romans identified Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' had this happen once, recoiling in terror from a man threatening to beat her with Minerva, a considerably more domestic goddess of crafts.
* Myth/MesopotamianMythology: Observed by looking at
his wooden leg.
** Played with in
the oldest Sumerian myths to its later derivatives. One example is Nammu, who went from episode "A Last Time for Everything". Aeon lets Trevor create a copy of her for his own amusement and then switches places with her so she can seduce Trevor and then let the sole creator goddess in Sumerian myths to clone kill her, thereby tormenting Trevor (rationalizing that she and the clone are identical, so she doesn't mind letting the clone take her more well-known Babylonian version Tiamat, a co-creator who after place, but only the death of the original will ''really'' hurt him). But, to her husband became a tyrant who is probably own surprise, the UrExample original genuinely falls in love with Trevor. When the clone comes to rendezvous with her, the clone has decided against killing her so that they can both [[SelfCest run off together;]] but she then sees that not only has original Aeon fallen for Trevor, but doing so has Chickified all her badassness away. They both make a run for the border, but original Aeon's heart isn't in it, so she can't dodge the automatic guns any more, and dies. Ironically, the plan works out just as they originally intended, breaking Trevor's heart mercilessly, but neither Aeon nor the clone wanted it that way by then.
** Taken together with the wooden leg example above (who was her boyfriend at the time) it's possible that being more vulnerable and "feminine" around men she cares about is just another aspect
of GodSaveUsFromTheQueen. Sumerian Ereshkigal her character, and one that she's not particularly proud of at that.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': The reason Mrs. Beakley was hired as the triplets' nanny was because she
was the sole ruler only one "tough enough" to handle the little terrors, and for the first few episodes, she lives up to the job: breaking characters out of prison, escaping giant penguin-eating walruses, chariot-racing Vikings... and by ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'', she's nothing more than a weeping fainting woman.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': One
of the underworld, but reasons the "Goliath Chronicles" season is so lambasted by the fandom (in addition to its WordOfGod CanonDiscontinuity) is that several of its female characters underwent the BadassDecay that had been scrupulously avoided in the first two seasons. A particularly dire example noted by series creator Creator/GregWeisman on his blog, concerns DarkActionGirl Fox in the episode "Ransom", who becomes quite the weepy NeutralFemale after her baby son is kidnapped, as opposed to a previous kidnap attempt (by Oberon, ''[[PhysicalGod godlike]] king of TheFairFolk'') where she calmly [[MamaBear waited in front of his crib with a laser gun]].
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' parodied this trope in an episode where a cartoon starring fictitious ComicBook heroine Tundra Woman turns her into a shopping-obsessed bimbo and her archenemy into her SatelliteLoveInterest boyfriend. Unfortunately, Pepper Ann's sister's protest campaign causes them to veer [[RealWomenDontWearDresses too far in the other direction]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' also parodied this. While the girls starts remember stuff in a clip show, they remember that they once aged up to becoming teenagers. In this flashback they stop fighting and instead became shallow, boy-obsessed morons. This was a TakeThat from Craig [=McCracken=] to ExecutiveMeddling which attempted to chickify the girls for feminine merchandise. It was also a TakeThat towards members of the fandom who would send him fanart (and fanfics) of the girls dating the Rowdyruff Boys (nevermind the fact that they're mortal enemies) forgetting that the show is an ''action'' cartoon first and has little (if any) romance in it whatsoever.
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower''.
** Inverted with Clio. In her first appearance, Clio is a straight-up GirlyGirl who likes ice dancing and thinks it's improper for girls to play hockey (though
later Assyro-Babylonian myths she tries hockey after betting with Reggie). Later episodes show her skateboarding, rollerskating, and playing roller hockey. Justified in that Clio trying ice hockey would have made her more open to playing more male-dominated sports.
** Reggie invokes this in "Reggie/Regina" where she falls in love with a new student from New Zealand named Trent. She pretends to be bad at surfing to get his attention. Luckily, she snaps out of it by the end of the episode.
** Sam uses it in his game "Super Squid" where Reggie's counterpart, Reginalda, can't do extreme sports and doesn't know how to ride the ski lift and needs Sam to teach her, whereas in reality, ''Reggie'' was the one who taught Sam to ride the ski lift.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'': Black Cat was awesomely awesome during the arc "Partners in Danger," which introduced her. She leaves near the end, but puts in one more guest appearance in which she's as cool as ever. Unfortunately, when she returns again for "Secret Wars," her role in the story is to fall off of things, scream, and be caught by ComicBook/CaptainAmerica while Petey looks on with jealousy. [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion Maybe it was a Skrull impostor...]]
* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'': The 90's animated series had a bad habit of doing this to Comicbook/JeanGrey. In the comics,
she was subdued by Nergal and forced to share one of the original X-Men, who even in TheSixties, could hold her power with him. Several own against formidable opponents. In the cartoon, however, she was the go-to girl if they needed a DamselInDistress, playing the role of TheEmpath more than a contributing member. Some other goddesses adaptations are known worse due to us mainly the NeverLiveItDown status of the Dark Phoenix Saga. Writers seem to think that going Phoenix, going nuts, and dying is ''all she ever did,'' and when she's not Phoenix, being Scott's SatelliteLoveInterest and [[LoveTriangle the girl Logan wants]] as [[SatelliteLoveInterest Shallow Love Interests]] are also believed ''his'' SatelliteLoveInterest is about all there is to her.
* Parodied with Steve Trevor, love interest of Franchise/WonderWoman in his appearance at ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': In all other incarnations (comics, animation, live action TV) he is a fairly proactive guy, in TheTeaser of “Scorn of Star Sapphire” he is a secret agent so confident that Wonder Woman will come to his rescue that he doesn’t move a muscle to get out of a DeathTrap, left her do all the work, and gushes in her presence. This immortal line:
--> '''Steve Trevor:''' Have to say, being a secret agent is a cinch when you
have held a super-powered girlfriend.
* Jessica Bannon in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' is a good example. In the first season she is tough but in the second season though she reverts
more prominent roles in prehistory.and more to the DamselInDistress.



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* Myth/ClassicalMythology: The Romans identified Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, with Minerva, a considerably more domestic goddess of crafts.
* Myth/MesopotamianMythology: Observed by looking at the oldest Sumerian myths to its later derivatives. One example is Nammu, who went from the sole creator goddess in Sumerian myths to her more well-known Babylonian version Tiamat, a co-creator who after the death of her husband became a tyrant who is probably the UrExample of GodSaveUsFromTheQueen. Sumerian Ereshkigal was the sole ruler of the underworld, but in later Assyro-Babylonian myths she was subdued by Nergal and forced to share her power with him. Several other goddesses are known to us mainly as [[SatelliteLoveInterest Shallow Love Interests]] are also believed to have held more prominent roles in prehistory.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' had this happen once, recoiling in terror from a man threatening to beat her with his wooden leg.
** Played with in the episode "A Last Time for Everything". Aeon lets Trevor create a copy of her for his own amusement and then switches places with her so she can seduce Trevor and then let the clone kill her, thereby tormenting Trevor (rationalizing that she and the clone are identical, so she doesn't mind letting the clone take her place, but only the death of the original will ''really'' hurt him). But, to her own surprise, the original genuinely falls in love with Trevor. When the clone comes to rendezvous with her, the clone has decided against killing her so that they can both [[SelfCest run off together;]] but she then sees that not only has original Aeon fallen for Trevor, but doing so has Chickified all her badassness away. They both make a run for the border, but original Aeon's heart isn't in it, so she can't dodge the automatic guns any more, and dies. Ironically, the plan works out just as they originally intended, breaking Trevor's heart mercilessly, but neither Aeon nor the clone wanted it that way by then.
** Taken together with the wooden leg example above (who was her boyfriend at the time) it's possible that being more vulnerable and "feminine" around men she cares about is just another aspect of her character, and one that she's not particularly proud of at that.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': The reason Mrs. Beakley was hired as the triplets' nanny was because she was the only one "tough enough" to handle the little terrors, and for the first few episodes, she lives up to the job: breaking characters out of prison, escaping giant penguin-eating walruses, chariot-racing Vikings... and by ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'', she's nothing more than a weeping fainting woman.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': One of the reasons the "Goliath Chronicles" season is so lambasted by the fandom (in addition to its WordOfGod CanonDiscontinuity) is that several of its female characters underwent the BadassDecay that had been scrupulously avoided in the first two seasons. A particularly dire example noted by series creator Creator/GregWeisman on his blog, concerns DarkActionGirl Fox in the episode "Ransom", who becomes quite the weepy NeutralFemale after her baby son is kidnapped, as opposed to a previous kidnap attempt (by Oberon, ''[[PhysicalGod godlike]] king of TheFairFolk'') where she calmly [[MamaBear waited in front of his crib with a laser gun]].
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' parodied this trope in an episode where a cartoon starring fictitious ComicBook heroine Tundra Woman turns her into a shopping-obsessed bimbo and her archenemy into her SatelliteLoveInterest boyfriend. Unfortunately, Pepper Ann's sister's protest campaign causes them to veer [[RealWomenDontWearDresses too far in the other direction]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' also parodied this. While the girls starts remember stuff in a clip show, they remember that they once aged up to becoming teenagers. In this flashback they stop fighting and instead became shallow, boy-obsessed morons. This was a TakeThat from Craig [=McCracken=] to ExecutiveMeddling which attempted to chickify the girls for feminine merchandise. It was also a TakeThat towards members of the fandom who would send him fanart (and fanfics) of the girls dating the Rowdyruff Boys (nevermind the fact that they're mortal enemies) forgetting that the show is an ''action'' cartoon first and has little (if any) romance in it whatsoever.
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower''.
** Inverted with Clio. In her first appearance, Clio is a straight-up GirlyGirl who likes ice dancing and thinks it's improper for girls to play hockey (though later she tries hockey after betting with Reggie). Later episodes show her skateboarding, rollerskating, and playing roller hockey. Justified in that Clio trying ice hockey would have made her more open to playing more male-dominated sports.
** Reggie invokes this in "Reggie/Regina" where she falls in love with a new student from New Zealand named Trent. She pretends to be bad at surfing to get his attention. Luckily, she snaps out of it by the end of the episode.
** Sam uses it in his game "Super Squid" where Reggie's counterpart, Reginalda, can't do extreme sports and doesn't know how to ride the ski lift and needs Sam to teach her, whereas in reality, ''Reggie'' was the one who taught Sam to ride the ski lift.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'': Black Cat was awesomely awesome during the arc "Partners in Danger," which introduced her. She leaves near the end, but puts in one more guest appearance in which she's as cool as ever. Unfortunately, when she returns again for "Secret Wars," her role in the story is to fall off of things, scream, and be caught by ComicBook/CaptainAmerica while Petey looks on with jealousy. [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion Maybe it was a Skrull impostor...]]
* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'': The 90's animated series had a bad habit of doing this to Comicbook/JeanGrey. In the comics, she was one of the original X-Men, who even in TheSixties, could hold her own against formidable opponents. In the cartoon, however, she was the go-to girl if they needed a DamselInDistress, playing the role of TheEmpath more than a contributing member. Some other adaptations are worse due to the NeverLiveItDown status of the Dark Phoenix Saga. Writers seem to think that going Phoenix, going nuts, and dying is ''all she ever did,'' and when she's not Phoenix, being Scott's SatelliteLoveInterest and [[LoveTriangle the girl Logan wants]] as ''his'' SatelliteLoveInterest is about all there is to her.
* Parodied with Steve Trevor, love interest of Franchise/WonderWoman in his appearance at ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': In all other incarnations (comics, animation, live action TV) he is a fairly proactive guy, in TheTeaser of “Scorn of Star Sapphire” he is a secret agent so confident that Wonder Woman will come to his rescue that he doesn’t move a muscle to get out of a DeathTrap, left her do all the work, and gushes in her presence. This immortal line:
--> '''Steve Trevor:''' Have to say, being a secret agent is a cinch when you have a super-powered girlfriend.
* Jessica Bannon in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' is a good example. In the first season she is tough but in the second season though she reverts more and more to the DamselInDistress.
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* The earliest Welsh Myth/KingArthur stories portray Guinevere as a badass warrior queen and/or spellcaster. In later retellings, her main achievement is to bonk Lancelot behind her husband's back, and modern retellings can use either as the author prefers.
* Maid Marian from the Myth/RobinHood legends is an odd case. She was an ActionGirl in some of her original appearances (fighting Robin to a standstill while disguised as a boy in one ballad). [[{{Bowdlerise}} Victorian writers]] turned her into a DamselInDistress. Modern writers tend to [[{{Xenafication}} make her the]] ActionGirl again, with ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfRobinHood'' turning her into a Xena clone. ''Literature/TheOutlawsOfSherwood'', the novel, has Marian and Robin sharing the public role of Robin Hood, with Marian being the better archer of the pair.
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* The earliest Welsh King Arthur stories portray Guinevere as a badass warrior queen and/or spellcaster. In later retellings, her main achievement is to bonk Lancelot behind her husband's back, and modern retellings can use either as the author prefers.
* Maid Marian from the ''Myth/RobinHood'' legends is an odd case. She was an ActionGirl in some of her original appearances (fighting Robin to a standstill while disguised as a boy in one ballad). [[{{Bowdlerise}} Victorian writers]] turned her into a DamselInDistress. Modern writers tend to [[{{Xenafication}} make her the]] ActionGirl again, with ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfRobinHood'' turning her into a Xena clone. ''Literature/TheOutlawsOfSherwood'', the novel, has Marian and Robin sharing the public role of Robin Hood, with Marian being the better archer of the pair.

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* The earliest Welsh King Arthur stories portray Guinevere as a badass warrior queen and/or spellcaster. In Myth/MesopotamianMythology: Observed by looking at the oldest Sumerian myths to its later retellings, her main achievement derivatives. One example is to bonk Lancelot behind her husband's back, and modern retellings can use either as the author prefers.
* Maid Marian
Nammu, who went from the ''Myth/RobinHood'' legends is an odd case. She was an ActionGirl sole creator goddess in some Sumerian myths to her more well-known Babylonian version Tiamat, a co-creator who after the death of her original appearances (fighting Robin to husband became a standstill while disguised as a boy in one ballad). [[{{Bowdlerise}} Victorian writers]] turned her into a DamselInDistress. Modern writers tend to [[{{Xenafication}} make her the]] ActionGirl again, with ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfRobinHood'' turning her into a Xena clone. ''Literature/TheOutlawsOfSherwood'', tyrant who is probably the novel, has Marian and Robin sharing UrExample of GodSaveUsFromTheQueen. Sumerian Ereshkigal was the public role of Robin Hood, with Marian being the better archer sole ruler of the pair.underworld, but in later Assyro-Babylonian myths she was subdued by Nergal and forced to share her power with him. Several other goddesses are known to us mainly as [[SatelliteLoveInterest Shallow Love Interests]] are also believed to have held more prominent roles in prehistory.
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* Like every RPG trope and its dog, the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' plays with this one.

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15th Apr '17 5:51:05 PM mouschilight
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* Sakura, in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags in and out of this.]] On one hand she starts out as a FauxActionGirl because she's a graduate like Naruto and Sasuke and the show talks up her great ninja intelligence but doesn't bring as much to table as her teammates. She TookALevelInBadass during the TimeSkip and defeats a member of Akatsuki but then is quickly overshadowed by Naruto and Sasuke, and soon after falls back into the role of a background character who can only pin her hopes on Naruto. The few times she ''does'' shake this off, the results '''are''' genuinely impressive: like how ''before'' the TimeSkip she managed to hold off the Sound Genin ''[[PluckyGirl when she barely had any skills at all]]'' and ''[[ManBitesMan resorted to biting]]'' to protect Lee, Naruto and Sasuke, how during the [[spoiler: Shinobi War]] she [[spoiler: discovered the Zetsu clone spies ''and'' captured one alive]] -- and in Chapter 632 [[spoiler: when after perfecting one of Tsunade's best techniques she wrecks havoc among the Ten-Tails's bodyguards--which [[AmazonChaser impresses Sasuke]] but [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon terrifies Naruto]].]]

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* Sakura, in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags in and out of this.]] On one hand she starts out as a FauxActionGirl because she's a graduate like Naruto and Sasuke and the show talks up her great ninja intelligence but doesn't bring as much to table as her teammates. She TookALevelInBadass during the TimeSkip and defeats a member of Akatsuki but then is quickly overshadowed by Naruto and Sasuke, and soon after falls back into the role of a background character who can only pin her hopes on Naruto. The few times she ''does'' shake this off, the results '''are''' genuinely impressive: like how ''before'' the TimeSkip she managed to hold off the Sound Genin ''[[PluckyGirl when she barely had any skills at all]]'' and ''[[ManBitesMan resorted to biting]]'' to protect Lee, Naruto and Sasuke, Sasuke; how during the [[spoiler: Fourth Shinobi War]] War she [[spoiler: discovered the Zetsu clone spies ''and'' captured one alive]] -- alive]]; and in Chapter 632 [[spoiler: when after perfecting one of Tsunade's best techniques she wrecks havoc among the Ten-Tails's bodyguards--which [[AmazonChaser impresses Sasuke]] but [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon terrifies Naruto]].]]
15th Apr '17 5:49:46 PM mouschilight
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* Sakura, in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags in and out of this.]] On one hand she starts out as a FauxActionGirl because she's a graduate like Naruto and Sasuke and the show talks up her great ninja intelligence but doesn't bring as much to table as her teammates. She TookALevelInBadass during the TimeSkip and defeats a member of Akatsuki but then is quickly overshadowed by Naruto and Sasuke, and soon after falls back into the role of a background character who can only pin her hopes on Naruto. The few times she ''does'' shake this off, the results '''are''' genuinely impressive: like how ''before'' the TimeSkip she managed to hold off the Sound Genin ''[[PluckyGirl when she barely had any skills at all]]'' and ''[[ManBitesMan resorted to biting]]'' to protect Lee, Naruto and Sasuke, how during the [[spoiler: Shinobi War]] she [[spoiler: discovered the Zetsu clone spies ''and'' captured one alive]] -- and in Chapter 632 [[spoiler: when after perfecting one of Tsunade's best techniques she wrecks havoc among the Ten-Tails's bodyguards--[[AmazonChaser which impresses Sasuke]] but [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon terrifies Naruto]].]]

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* Sakura, in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags in and out of this.]] On one hand she starts out as a FauxActionGirl because she's a graduate like Naruto and Sasuke and the show talks up her great ninja intelligence but doesn't bring as much to table as her teammates. She TookALevelInBadass during the TimeSkip and defeats a member of Akatsuki but then is quickly overshadowed by Naruto and Sasuke, and soon after falls back into the role of a background character who can only pin her hopes on Naruto. The few times she ''does'' shake this off, the results '''are''' genuinely impressive: like how ''before'' the TimeSkip she managed to hold off the Sound Genin ''[[PluckyGirl when she barely had any skills at all]]'' and ''[[ManBitesMan resorted to biting]]'' to protect Lee, Naruto and Sasuke, how during the [[spoiler: Shinobi War]] she [[spoiler: discovered the Zetsu clone spies ''and'' captured one alive]] -- and in Chapter 632 [[spoiler: when after perfecting one of Tsunade's best techniques she wrecks havoc among the Ten-Tails's bodyguards--[[AmazonChaser which bodyguards--which [[AmazonChaser impresses Sasuke]] but [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon terrifies Naruto]].]]
15th Apr '17 5:43:25 PM mouschilight
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* Sakura, in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags in and out of this.]] On one hand she starts out as a FauxActionGirl because she's a graduate like Naruto and Sasuke and the show talks up her great ninja intelligence but doesn't bring as much to table as her teammates. She TookALevelInBadass during the TimeSkip and defeats a member of Akatsuki but then is quickly overshadowed by Naruto and Sasuke, and soon after falls back into the role of a background character who can only pin her hopes on Naruto. The few times she ''does'' shake this off, the results '''are''' genuinely impressive: like how ''before'' the TimeSkip she managed to hold off the Sound Genin ''[[PluckyGirl when she barely had any skills at all]]'' and ''[[ManBitesMan resorted to biting]]'' to protect Lee, Naruto and Sasuke, how during the [[spoiler: Shinobi War]] she [[spoiler: discovered the Zetsu clone spies ''and'' captured one alive]] -- and in 632 [[spoiler: when after perfecting one of Tsunade's best techniques she wrecks havoc among the Ten-Tails's bodyguards.]]

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* Sakura, in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags in and out of this.]] On one hand she starts out as a FauxActionGirl because she's a graduate like Naruto and Sasuke and the show talks up her great ninja intelligence but doesn't bring as much to table as her teammates. She TookALevelInBadass during the TimeSkip and defeats a member of Akatsuki but then is quickly overshadowed by Naruto and Sasuke, and soon after falls back into the role of a background character who can only pin her hopes on Naruto. The few times she ''does'' shake this off, the results '''are''' genuinely impressive: like how ''before'' the TimeSkip she managed to hold off the Sound Genin ''[[PluckyGirl when she barely had any skills at all]]'' and ''[[ManBitesMan resorted to biting]]'' to protect Lee, Naruto and Sasuke, how during the [[spoiler: Shinobi War]] she [[spoiler: discovered the Zetsu clone spies ''and'' captured one alive]] -- and in Chapter 632 [[spoiler: when after perfecting one of Tsunade's best techniques she wrecks havoc among the Ten-Tails's bodyguards.bodyguards--[[AmazonChaser which impresses Sasuke]] but [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon terrifies Naruto]].]]
12th Mar '17 5:47:16 AM secretfan14
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** Played straight: Freeze, the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only female of the Corruptor team]], was an extremely efficient DarkActionGirl with ice-based powers. When she switched sides for the second season, she walked the thin wire between ActionGirl and FauxActionGirl, with more emphasis given to her [[{{Dojikko}} clumsiness outside of the battlefield]] and [[TheChewToy comical inability to keep a stable work in the Com.Net]], [[spoiler:which ultimately makes her liable to be manipulated by her more stable boss... who was working for the BigBad]].

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** Played straight: Freeze, the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only female of the Corruptor team]], was an extremely efficient DarkActionGirl with ice-based powers. When she switched sides for the second season, she walked the thin wire between ActionGirl and FauxActionGirl, with more emphasis given to her [[{{Dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsiness outside of the battlefield]] and [[TheChewToy comical inability to keep a stable work in the Com.Net]], [[spoiler:which ultimately makes her liable to be manipulated by her more stable boss... who was working for the BigBad]].
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