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16th Aug '16 11:12:03 AM Cakeman
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** This version of ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} qualifies. She's a cocky, snarky {{Anti Hero}}ine who thinks she is all that, but ends up screwing up and nearly killing a group of civilians in her only on-screen case, and then gets kidnapped during her subsequent mission to kill the Riddler. She ultimately ends up as a DamselInDistress who needs to be saved by Batman and his allies, and is then sent to prison for kidnapping and attempted murder.



** In "The Mask of Matches Malone," the Birds of Prey (in this universe, ComicBook/BlackCanary, ComicBook/{{Huntress}} and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}) have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXDwbBimaAA a song]] where they brag about being better than all the recurring male superheroes. [[{{Irony}} As soon as it's over, they're captured.]]

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** In Played for laughs in "The Mask of Matches Malone," the Birds of Prey (in this universe, ComicBook/BlackCanary, ComicBook/{{Huntress}} and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}) have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXDwbBimaAA a song]] where they brag about being better than all the recurring male superheroes. [[{{Irony}} As soon as it's over, they're captured.]]
15th Aug '16 6:47:56 PM Isaac_Heller
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'': Although [[spoiler:she only gets her Keyblade during the endgame]], there have been arguments in some communities about whether or not [[spoiler:Kairi]] qualifies for this. She vows to help fight a powerful enemy who would be a superboss if he was fought in the first game, yet the most active thing the player sees her do is cutting down a couple of Shadows (the weakest enemies in the game). People who see her as this trope cite a scene in which she needs to be shoved out of the way of an attack rather than attempting to dodge it herself and a scene in which she just stands in the background and watches the men unlock a door. The arguments against her qualification for this are that she never claims or is set up in the story as a powerful fighter and is just getting started.
''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' establishes that [[spoiler:she's going through formal Keyblade training]], so time will tell how she fares once this has passed.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'': Although [[spoiler:she only gets her Keyblade during the endgame]], there have been arguments in some communities about whether or not [[spoiler:Kairi]] qualifies for this. She vows to help fight a powerful enemy who would be a superboss if he was fought in the first game, yet the most active thing the player sees her do is cutting down a couple of Shadows (the weakest enemies in the game). People who see her as this trope cite a scene in which she needs to be shoved out of the way of an attack rather than attempting to dodge it herself and a scene in which she just stands in the background and watches the men unlock a door. The arguments against her qualification for this are that she personally never claims or is set up in the story as a powerful fighter and is just getting started.
started, so expectations for her shouldn't be so high at this point. ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' establishes that [[spoiler:she's going through formal Keyblade training]], so time will tell how she fares once this has passed.
15th Aug '16 6:46:27 PM Isaac_Heller
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'': Although [[spoiler:she only gets her Keyblade during the endgame]], there have been arguments in some communities about whether or not [[spoiler:Kairi]] qualifies for this. She vows to help fight a powerful enemy who would be a superboss if he was fought in the first game, yet the most active thing the player sees her do is cutting down a couple of Shadows (the weakest enemies in the game). People who see her as this trope cite a scene in which she needs to be shoved out of the way of an attack rather than attempting to dodge it herself and a scene in which she just stands in the background and watches the men unlock a door. The arguments against her qualification for this are that she never claims or is set up in the story as a powerful fighter and is just getting started. ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' establishes that [[spoiler:she's going through formal Keyblade training]], so time will tell how she fares once this has passed.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'': Although [[spoiler:she only gets her Keyblade during the endgame]], there have been arguments in some communities about whether or not [[spoiler:Kairi]] qualifies for this. She vows to help fight a powerful enemy who would be a superboss if he was fought in the first game, yet the most active thing the player sees her do is cutting down a couple of Shadows (the weakest enemies in the game). People who see her as this trope cite a scene in which she needs to be shoved out of the way of an attack rather than attempting to dodge it herself and a scene in which she just stands in the background and watches the men unlock a door. The arguments against her qualification for this are that she never claims or is set up in the story as a powerful fighter and is just getting started.
''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' establishes that [[spoiler:she's going through formal Keyblade training]], so time will tell how she fares once this has passed.passed.
** Note that there is no debate about this [[AdaptationalBadass when it comes to the game's adaptations.]] In the manga, Kairi is something of an InstantExpert, and in the novel she is shown to continue fighting Heartless all the way up the castle beyond that first scene, which is something the game was unable to show due to a lack of a Kairi AI program.
10th Aug '16 10:06:35 AM Isaac_Heller
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'': Although [[spoiler:she only gets her Keyblade during the endgame]], there have been arguments in some communities about whether or not [[spoiler:Kairi]] qualifies for this. She vows to help fight a powerful enemy who would be a superboss if he was fought in the first game, yet the most active thing the player sees her do is cutting down a couple of Shadows (the weakest enemies in the game). People who see her as this trope cite a scene in which she needs to be shoved out of the way of an attack rather than attempting to dodge it herself and a scene in which she just stands in the background and watches the men unlock a door. ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' establishes that [[spoiler:she's going through formal Keyblade training]], but of course, that doesn't necessarily mean that she'll be fighting more onscreen.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'': Although [[spoiler:she only gets her Keyblade during the endgame]], there have been arguments in some communities about whether or not [[spoiler:Kairi]] qualifies for this. She vows to help fight a powerful enemy who would be a superboss if he was fought in the first game, yet the most active thing the player sees her do is cutting down a couple of Shadows (the weakest enemies in the game). People who see her as this trope cite a scene in which she needs to be shoved out of the way of an attack rather than attempting to dodge it herself and a scene in which she just stands in the background and watches the men unlock a door. The arguments against her qualification for this are that she never claims or is set up in the story as a powerful fighter and is just getting started. ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' establishes that [[spoiler:she's going through formal Keyblade training]], but of course, that doesn't necessarily mean that she'll be fighting more onscreen.so time will tell how she fares once this has passed.
10th Aug '16 9:50:30 AM Isaac_Heller
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'': Although [[spoiler:she only gets her Keyblade during the endgame]], there have been arguments in some communities about whether or not [[spoiler:Kairi]] qualifies for this. She vows to help fight a powerful enemy who would be a superboss if he was fought in the first game, yet the most active thing the player sees her do is cutting down a couple of Shadows (the weakest enemies in the game). People who see her as this trope cite a scene in which she needs to be shoved out of the way of an attack rather than attempting to dodge it herself, a scene in which she just stands in the background and watches the men unlock a door, and a scene in which she "struggles" against a villain [[StandardFemaleGrabArea leading her by the arm]] by slightly dragging her feet for a second. ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' establishes that [[spoiler:she's going through formal Keyblade training]], but of course, that doesn't necessarily mean that she'll be fighting more onscreen.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'': Although [[spoiler:she only gets her Keyblade during the endgame]], there have been arguments in some communities about whether or not [[spoiler:Kairi]] qualifies for this. She vows to help fight a powerful enemy who would be a superboss if he was fought in the first game, yet the most active thing the player sees her do is cutting down a couple of Shadows (the weakest enemies in the game). People who see her as this trope cite a scene in which she needs to be shoved out of the way of an attack rather than attempting to dodge it herself, herself and a scene in which she just stands in the background and watches the men unlock a door, and a scene in which she "struggles" against a villain [[StandardFemaleGrabArea leading her by the arm]] by slightly dragging her feet for a second.door. ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' establishes that [[spoiler:she's going through formal Keyblade training]], but of course, that doesn't necessarily mean that she'll be fighting more onscreen.
8th Aug '16 12:17:36 PM Ohio9
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* Sarah Ryback in ''Film/UnderSiege2DarkTerritory''. Early in the movie, it's established that Casey has training her in martial arts. However, she never gets an opportunity to put those skills into practice and remains a hostage for the entire duration of the hijacking.

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* Sarah Ryback in ''Film/UnderSiege2DarkTerritory''. Early in the movie, it's established that Casey has training trained her in martial arts. However, she never gets an opportunity to put those skills into practice and remains a hostage for the entire duration of the hijacking.
8th Aug '16 12:16:32 PM Ohio9
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* Sarah Ryback in ''Film/UnderSiege2DarkTerritory''. Early in the movie, it's established that Casey has training her in martial arts. However, she never gets an opportunity to put those skills into practice and remains a hostage for the entire duration of the hijacking.
6th Aug '16 9:27:08 PM drac0blade
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** Played straight with Spitfire and her team the Wonderbotlts. Every time they get a chance to fight, they get easily crushed by the ArcVillain without even laying a scratch on them despite essentially being Equestria's military.

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** Played straight with Spitfire and her team the Wonderbotlts.Wonderbolts. Every time they get a chance to fight, they get easily crushed by the ArcVillain without even laying a scratch on them despite essentially being Equestria's military.
6th Aug '16 8:55:16 PM drac0blade
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* Zoe from ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' only succeeded at beating one opponent on her own over the course of the entire series, and was defeated in every other battle she participated in, even losing to the MonsterOfTheWeek in the episode where she got her first Spirit; she had to be saved by Koji, who, along with the rest of her all-male teammates, easily beat the [=MotW=] the first time he Spirit Evolved. She does have her moments, and was able to single handedly defeat Ranamon on her own.

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* Zoe from ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' only succeeded at beating one opponent on her own over the course of the entire series, and was defeated in every other battle she participated in, even losing to the MonsterOfTheWeek in the episode where she got her first Spirit; she had to be saved by Koji, who, along with the rest of her all-male teammates, easily beat the [=MotW=] the first time he Spirit Evolved. She does have her moments, and was able to single handedly defeat Ranamon on her own.
16th Jul '16 7:38:07 PM trixus
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* Shaundi from ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' is called up for being this by the Boss in the second game after her ex (a stoned D.J way over his head in in organized crime) kidnapped her, leaving her to plan tactic and intel instead of bringing her to gunfight. She ends up proving herself later in the game and and future games has her dropping the drugs and party making her more focused but also a LeeroyJenkins which end up making her even more of a load until she learns to accept her past self instead of trying to compensate.
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