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24th Apr '16 7:39:44 AM creader
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* Lucy of ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'', whose only successful combat encounters are against [[ItMakesSenseInContext an order of cupcakes, a chicken, and a lady's backside,]] despite her introduction as a tough, wacky thrill junkie. She gets points for outwitting Gru with her gadgets when they first meet, but [[spoiler: once captured by El Macho at the end, she's a standard-issue DamselInDistress.]]
3rd Apr '16 4:18:11 PM Ninja857142
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* Lucy of ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'', whose only successful combat encounters are against an order of cupcakes and a lady's butt, despite her introduction as a tough, wacky thrill junkie. [[spoiler: She gets points for outwitting Gru with her gadgets when they first meet, but once captured by El Macho at the end, she's a standard-issue DamselInDistress.]]

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* Lucy of ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'', whose only successful combat encounters are against [[ItMakesSenseInContext an order of cupcakes cupcakes, a chicken, and a lady's butt, backside,]] despite her introduction as a tough, wacky thrill junkie. [[spoiler: She gets points for outwitting Gru with her gadgets when they first meet, but [[spoiler: once captured by El Macho at the end, she's a standard-issue DamselInDistress.]]
3rd Apr '16 3:56:10 PM Ninja857142
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* Lucy of ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'', whose only successful combat encounters are against an order of cupcakes and a lady's butt, despite her introduction as a tough, wacky thrill junkie. [[spoiler: She gets points for outwitting Gru with her gadgets when they first meet, but once captured by El Macho at the end, she's a standard-issue DamselInDistress.]]



* Lucy of ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'', whose only successful combat encounters are against an order of cupcakes and a lady's butt, despite her introduction as a tough, wacky thrill junkie. [[spoiler: She gets points for outwitting Gru with her gadgets when they first meet, but once captured by El Macho at the end, she's a standard-issue DamselInDistress.]]


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* GenderInverted with Shining Armor from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. He's a powerful BarrierWarrior and talented enough of a fighter and leader to be the captain of the royal guard, but during the three major threats he plays a part in he's brainwashed into helping Queen Chrysalis, placed under a curse that seals his magic by King Sombra, and left drained by Tirek respectively.
31st Mar '16 3:39:36 AM Baeraad555
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* Amberle in ''Series/TheShannaraChronicles'' is presented as an all-action modern heroine in contrast to [[TheLoad her original book incarnation]], carrying a sword and frequently demonstrating that she knows how to use it. However, her fighting skills invariably seem to fail her when she needs them, and there's hardly an episode in the first season where she doesn't need to be rescued by [[UnlikelyHero Wil]] or [[DarkActionGirl Eretria]] at some point.
7th Mar '16 9:06:30 AM Ohio9
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** Also Shiris in ''Chronicles of the Heroic Knight''. She loses almost every fight she gets into, including the DesignatedGirlFight. Orson eventually dies to save her, and his sacrifice feels wasted as she does nothing productive in the remaining episodes.

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** Also Shiris in ''Chronicles of the Heroic Knight''. She Though fairly competent in the original OVA, in the tv series she loses almost every fight she gets into, including the DesignatedGirlFight. Orson eventually dies to save her, and his sacrifice feels wasted as she does nothing productive in the remaining episodes.
6th Mar '16 12:15:44 PM DonaldthePotholer
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The characterization usually involves a form of InformedAbility: Most of these girls have big reputations and great ''past'' exploits. More or less the DistaffCounterpart to MilesGloriosus and FakeUltimateHero.

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The characterization usually involves a form of InformedAbility: Most of these girls have big reputations and great ''past'' exploits. More or less the DistaffCounterpart to MilesGloriosus and FakeUltimateHero.
FakeUltimateHero. If the only one who lauds her "reputation" is the girl ''herself'', then it's a case of either SmallNameBigEgo or KnowNothingKnowItAll.
29th Feb '16 5:08:12 PM RoseBride
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* Maria Posada from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife''. Despite being introduced as a badass, learning sword fighting and kung-fu, and giving a {{rousing speech}} to the townsfolk, she ultimately does not have much effect on the plot [[LivingMacGuffin as a character;]] she gets a couple of good kicks in during the big fight but is also grabbed by Chakal right after her most badass moment and is [[DamselInDistress dragged up a tower]] so Manolo can come to her rescue and do most of the fighting.
23rd Feb '16 4:08:46 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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%%Please do not add a female character that you just don't like to this list. More than one EditWar has happened here for that. Make sure she fills all the requirements.


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%%Please do not add a female character that you just don't like to this list. More than one EditWar Administrivia/EditWar has happened here for that. Make sure she fills all the requirements.

21st Feb '16 3:06:46 PM KidDynamite
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* Wrestling/AshleyMassaro, the 2005 Diva search winner. She knew few moves, and they were all poorly executed, vut competed in ''two'' [=WrestleMania=] matches when many women much more talented than her were lucky to get one. It wasn't entirely Ashley's fault since she wasn't trained properly and suffered several injuries as a result.

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* Wrestling/AshleyMassaro, the 2005 Diva search winner. She knew few moves, and they were all poorly executed, vut but competed in ''two'' [=WrestleMania=] matches when many women much more talented than her were lucky to get one. It wasn't entirely Ashley's fault since she wasn't trained properly properly and suffered several injuries as a result.
16th Feb '16 11:34:49 AM erforce
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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': Mamiya, who is supposed to be the leader of her village's defense force, spends more time getting captured or getting cornered by the bad guys, only to be saved by Kenshiro or Rei at the last minute. Reina, from the first ''Raoh Den'' movie is supposed to an elite general in Raoh's army, but all she does is get wounded fighting Souther's army. Twice.

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''
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Mamiya, who is supposed to be the leader of her village's defense force, spends more time getting captured or getting cornered by the bad guys, only to be saved by Kenshiro or Rei at the last minute. minute.
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Reina, from the first ''Raoh Den'' movie is supposed to an elite general in Raoh's army, but all she does is get wounded fighting Souther's army. Twice.






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