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19th Nov '17 8:17:41 PM Scrounge
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If she ''is'' brought over to the side of good, even if [[EnemyMine only for an episode]], expect her to be reluctant about it at best. Typically, the DAG still falls prey to that old saw about [[WomenAreWiser women being wiser than men]], and is more likely to lock horns with males in her camp. She typically acts as the EvilCounterpart to an ActionGirl.

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If she ''is'' brought over to the side of good, even if [[EnemyMine only for an episode]], expect her to be reluctant about it at best. Typically, the DAG still falls prey to that old saw about [[WomenAreWiser women being wiser than men]], men]][[note]]"wise" in this case can mean "cunning" or "devious"[[/note]], and is more likely to lock horns with males in her camp. She typically acts as the EvilCounterpart to an ActionGirl.
16th Nov '17 11:37:24 PM rigpig
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* Considering that until, Agatha freed the other Jaegers, she was doing pretty well holding her own against guards and Othar, Jenka from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' likely qualifies. Mamma Gkika, being one of the Jager ''[[FourStarBadass Generals]]'', probably falls somewhere between this and LadyOfWar. Von Pinn is just AxCrazy. And then there's Dupree, who's [[AxCrazy axe CRAZIER]]. She routinely attempts to murder entire towns (and, it's implied, only fails because her commanders won't ''let'' her) and actively taunts Von Pinn, who can tear Jagers apart with her bare hands.

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** Amazi-Girl was mostly a Batman joke in her ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' incarnation, until she started car-surfing, using bolt-cutters as a zipwire and beating up Danny’s and Becky’s fathers...
* Considering that until, Agatha freed the other Jaegers, she was doing pretty well holding her own against guards and Othar, Jenka from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' likely qualifies.qualifies, as does Zeetha. Mamma Gkika, being one of the Jager ''[[FourStarBadass Generals]]'', probably falls somewhere between this and LadyOfWar. Von Pinn is just AxCrazy. And then there's Dupree, who's [[AxCrazy axe CRAZIER]]. She routinely attempts to murder entire towns (and, it's implied, only fails because her commanders won't ''let'' her) and actively taunts Von Pinn, who can tear Jagers apart with her bare hands.


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* ''Webcomic/Empowered'' has Ninjette, who deals out some pretty graphic violence on occasion
14th Nov '17 10:53:31 AM PF_Fan
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* Hela, the BigBad of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is one [[{{Pun}} hell]] of a Dark Action Girl. She dresses in a skin-tight black and green bodysuit, keeps her nails long (and painted black) and wears copious amounts of ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow. Oh, and she can wipe the floor with anyone. ''Anyone''. [[spoiler:Well, except a fire demon the size of a small mountain.]] More than that, she is a [[OneManArmy one-woman army]] who can slaughter entire armies single-handedly and without even breaking a sweat.
3rd Nov '17 7:48:20 PM thatboy
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* ComicBook/LadyDeath has a decent amount. ComicBook/{{Purgatori}}(a powerful vampire goddess), Stigmata (a HumanoidAbomination), and the Death Queen.
** The Titular character could be considered this, as she was originally a VillainProtagonist.
20th Oct '17 12:50:00 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Plenty of examples from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. There's [[PaperThinDisguise Ikra]], [[BadassPrincess Princess]] [[TragicVillain Mira]], [[SouthernBelle Josephine]] [[FemmeFatale Clench]], and all the [[EliteMooks Daughters of Aku]].

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* Plenty of examples from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. There's [[PaperThinDisguise Ikra]], [[BadassPrincess Princess]] [[TragicVillain Princess Mira]], [[SouthernBelle Josephine]] [[FemmeFatale Clench]], and all the [[EliteMooks Daughters of Aku]].
11th Sep '17 6:44:13 PM Stevebob
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** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': Lady Deathstrike. RavenHairIvorySkin, [[AloofDarkHairedGirl stoic]], [[DressedToKill dark clothes]], agile and ''literally'' sharp.

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** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': Lady Deathstrike. RavenHairIvorySkin, [[AloofDarkHairedGirl stoic]], [[DressedToKill dark clothes]], agile and ''literally'' sharp. This may be subverted though, given that she's actually being mind-controlled by [[BigBad William Stryker]].
28th Aug '17 10:57:33 PM ectostar
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Do not confuse with ''DarkMagicalGirl'' which is more likely to be an anti-villain and thus more sympathetic. They are also supposed to be foils to a heroic MagicalGirl and possibly her friend [[DefeatMeansFriendship after being defeated]]; neither of which is the case with this trope.

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Do not confuse with ''DarkMagicalGirl'' which is more likely to be an anti-villain AntiVillain and thus more sympathetic. They are also supposed to be foils to a heroic MagicalGirl and possibly her friend [[DefeatMeansFriendship after being defeated]]; neither of which is the case with this trope.



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* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'': The SecretCharacter known as Shadow Lady is [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun-Li]] from an AlternateUniverse where she was [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[UnwillingRoboticization brainwashed cybernetic minion]] for Shadaloo. Before she was forcibly roboticized, Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn, and in retaliation, Shadaloo kidnapped, experimented and [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgized]] her for the sake of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's [[TheDragon top operative]]. Unlike Shadow--a roboticized Charlie Nash, who escaped shortly after being transformed--Shadaloo added a RestrainingBolt to Shadow Lady's programming and internal systems so the cyborg would [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul remain fully obedient and loyal to Bison]], and complete her missions by having her body be remotely controlled, essentially making her a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl. As Shadow Lady, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Chun-Li's formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, and her body's physiology altered so it]] [[EmotionlessGirl experienced no emotion apart from being a ruthless but highly effective killing machine]] and assassin for Shadaloo - in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind (being more machine than human), and serves as nothing but a weapon against her former allies and Interpol. It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Chun-Li would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues being a brainwashed robotic minion wouldn't go away overnight]] should she become a good person again. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, she has built-in high tech weaponry, and all of this was augmented to her robotic body, like the T-X from the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' series, thus making her more faster and stronger than Shadow, but at the cost of becoming a brainwashed minion for Shadaloo. She shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encases herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShield deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents), miniaturized Vernier thrusters in her feet that enable her to jump much higher (and allow her to kick more rapidly) and fires a large beam ([[ArmCannon Big Bang Laser]]) from [[HandBlast her palms]]. [[spoiler:In her ending however, she manages to [[HeroicWillpower overcome Shadaloo's brainwashing,]] [[HeelFaceTurn regain her original memories as Chun-Li]], and join forces with Shadow in taking down Shadaloo. Despite this, she retains her robotic parts even after the brainwashing broke.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'': The SecretCharacter known as Shadow Lady is [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun-Li]] from an AlternateUniverse where she was [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[UnwillingRoboticization brainwashed cybernetic minion]] for Shadaloo. Before she was forcibly roboticized, Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn, and in retaliation, Shadaloo kidnapped, experimented and [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgized]] her for the sake of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's [[TheDragon top operative]]. Unlike Shadow--a roboticized Charlie Nash, who escaped shortly after being transformed--Shadaloo added a RestrainingBolt to Shadow Lady's programming and internal systems so the cyborg would [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul remain fully obedient and loyal to Bison]], and complete her missions by having her body be remotely controlled, essentially making her a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl. As Shadow Lady, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Chun-Li's formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, and her body's physiology altered so it]] [[EmotionlessGirl experienced no emotion apart from being a ruthless but highly effective killing machine]] and assassin for Shadaloo - in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind (being more machine than human), and serves as nothing but a weapon against her former allies and Interpol. It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Chun-Li would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues being a brainwashed robotic minion wouldn't go away overnight]] should she become a good person again. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, she has built-in high tech weaponry, and all of this was augmented to her robotic body, like the T-X from the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' series, thus making her more faster and stronger than Shadow, but at the cost of becoming a brainwashed minion for Shadaloo. She shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encases herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShield deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents), miniaturized Vernier thrusters in her feet that enable her to jump much higher (and allow her to kick more rapidly) and fires a large beam ([[ArmCannon Big Bang Laser]]) from [[HandBlast her palms]]. [[spoiler:In her ending however, she manages to [[HeroicWillpower overcome Shadaloo's brainwashing,]] brainwashing]], [[HeelFaceTurn regain her original memories as Chun-Li]], and join forces with Shadow in taking down Shadaloo. Despite this, she retains her robotic parts even after the brainwashing broke.]]



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26th Aug '17 6:02:48 PM ANTMuddle
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The villainous version of the ActionGirl. Likes [[EvilWearsBlack dressing in black]] and keeping her [[FemmeFatalons nails particularly long and sharp]], unless the story cares about practicality. A popular combination with TheBaroness, but usually not TheVamp or the FemmeFatale, since she prefers to pummel TheHero to a bloody pulp instead of seducing him, but there are certainly exceptions. Can this wild woman be tamed? Go on, keep thinking that way. We'll see how long you live.

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The villainous version of the ActionGirl. Likes [[EvilWearsBlack dressing in black]] and keeping her [[FemmeFatalons nails particularly long and sharp]], unless the story cares about practicality. A popular combination with TheBaroness, but usually not TheVamp or the FemmeFatale, since she prefers to pummel TheHero to a bloody pulp instead of seducing him, but there are certainly exceptions. Can this wild woman be tamed? Go on, keep thinking that way. We'll see how long you live.
11th Aug '17 11:18:55 AM njein123
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* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'': The SecretCharacter known as Shadow Lady is [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun-Li]] from an AlternateUniverse where she was [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[UnwillingRoboticization brainwashed cybernetic minion]] for Shadaloo. Before she was forcibly roboticized, Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn, and in retaliation, Shadaloo kidnapped, experimented and [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgized]] her for the sake of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's [[TheDragon top operative]]. Unlike Shadow--a roboticized Charlie Nash, who escaped shortly after being transformed--Shadaloo added a RestrainingBolt to Shadow Lady's programming and internal systems so the cyborg would [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul remain fully obedient and loyal to Bison]], and complete her missions by having her body be remotely controlled, essentially making her a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl. As Shadow Lady, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Chun-Li's formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, and her body's physiology altered so it]] [[EmotionlessGirl experienced no emotion apart from being a ruthless but highly effective killing machine]] and assassin for Shadaloo - in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind (being more machine than human), and serves as nothing but a weapon against her former allies and Interpol. It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Chun-Li would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues being a brainwashed robotic minion wouldn't go away overnight]] should she become a good person again. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, she has built-in high tech weaponry, and all of this was augmented to her robotic body, like the T-X from the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' series, thus making her more faster and stronger than Shadow, but at the cost of becoming a brainwashed minion for Shadaloo. She shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encases herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShield deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents), miniaturized Vernier thrusters in her feet that enable her to jump much higher (and allow her to kick more rapidly) and fires a large beam ([[ArmCannon Big Bang Laser]]) from [[HandBlast her palms]]. [[spoiler:In her ending however, she manages to [[HeroicWillpower overcome Shadaloo's brainwashing,]] [[HeelFaceTurn regain her original memories as Chun-Li]], and join forces with Shadow in taking down Shadaloo. Despite this, she retains her robotic parts even after the brainwashing broke.]]
10th Aug '17 1:35:34 PM njein123
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* [[RobotGirl The T-X (Terminatrix)]] from ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' is the first female Terminator robot of the saga. She was designed by Skynet to combat reprogrammed Terminator units. To wit, she is much stronger, much tougher, and capable of overriding the reprogramming done by the Resistance, and John Connor even calls her an "Anti-Terminator-Terminator". In terms of technology, she's a composite of the T-800 and the T-1000 -- she's liquid metal over an endoskeleton, making her more stable than the T-1000, as well as being able to carry on-board weapons, and is still able to shift her appearance to impersonate other people, making her a LightningBruiser. [[MurderousThighs Her thighs are capable of crushing bones with pressure greater than an industrial hydraulic press.]] And she wears a [[LadyInRed red]] [[HellBentForLeather leather catsuit]] in her default form.
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