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28th Mar '17 10:55:28 AM HighCrate
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%%* ''Film/SpringBreakers'' has ''something'' to do with this trope, though whether it's played straight, exaggerated or deconstructed is anyone's guess.
* An argument has been made that ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' could be considered this. While the titular judge is shown [[OneManArmy mowing down hordes of perps]] and is given a proper portrayal, the CharacterDevelopment is given to his rookie partner, Anderson, who [[NewMeat starts out inexperienced]] and eventually [[TookALevelInBadass escapes from her captors when taken hostage, kills some mooks and two corrupt judges and even saves Dredd when Lex has him dead to rights]]. She even manages to do the one thing Ma-Ma's entire army could not: She gets Dredd to back down when he calls her out for letting the Clan Techie go.
28th Mar '17 9:34:26 AM CynicalBastardo
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* An argument has been made that ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' could be considered this. While the titular judge is shown [[OneManArmy mowing down hordes of perps]] and is given a proper portrayal, the CharacterDevelopment is given to his rookie partner, Anderson, who [[NewMeat starts out inexperienced]] and eventually [[TookALevelInBadass escapes from her captors when taken hostage, kills some mooks and two corrupt judges and even saves Dredd when Lex has him dead to rights]]. She even manages to do the one thing Ma-Ma's entire army could not: She gets Dredd to back down when he calls her out for letting the Clan Techie go.
19th Mar '17 8:18:03 AM HighCrate
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17th Mar '17 11:50:35 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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14th Mar '17 10:03:05 AM skidoo23
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* When ''Series/DoctorWho'' returned to TV in 2005, its producers (first, Russell T Davies, later Steven Moffat) took the view that the ''companion'' was to be a central character in the series, equal to the Doctor. Considering most of the Doctor's companions are female, it resulted in Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Amy Pond and Clara Oswald all becoming a major focus of the action, with many occasions in which they save the day (and the universe). In particular...
** ... the uber-example of this is Characters/DoctorWhoRevivalSeriesCompanionsClaraOswald (to the point of the character becoming a [[BrokenBase base breaker]]). By the time of her departure after "only" 2 1/2 seasons, she was responsible for not only the Doctor's survival over the millennia, but every future Doctor will also exist because of her (thanks to her resolving a longstanding plot point about how many times [[TheNthDoctor the Doctor can regenerate]]). She is also the only companion to be explicitly established as the Doctor's DistaffCounterpart.
25th Feb '17 11:52:04 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' is a PerspectiveFlip [[TwiceToldTale retelling]] of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', starring AngelinaJolie. Drawing comparisons to ''Literature/{{WICKED}}'', it reimagines Maleficent as a complex woman who changes from heroic [[ActionGirl guardian]] of the Moors, to vengeful and finally into an antihero over the many years the film covers. She serves as an unwitting mother figure to Aurora, and helps to mold the princess into a wise and strong-willed young woman. Aurora is notably more proactive in this telling of the story, with far more character development and agency than is normally seen in most versions of Sleeping Beauty. [[spoiler: She is also not woken from her sleep by Prince Philip, who even points out that he doesn't know her well enough to be in love yet. Instead, it is Maleficent who awakens Aurora with a remorseful kiss to the forehead -- having included in her curse that all who met Aurora would come to love her]].

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* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' is a PerspectiveFlip [[TwiceToldTale retelling]] of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', starring AngelinaJolie.Creator/AngelinaJolie. Drawing comparisons to ''Literature/{{WICKED}}'', it reimagines Maleficent as a complex woman who changes from heroic [[ActionGirl guardian]] of the Moors, to vengeful and finally into an antihero over the many years the film covers. She serves as an unwitting mother figure to Aurora, and helps to mold the princess into a wise and strong-willed young woman. Aurora is notably more proactive in this telling of the story, with far more character development and agency than is normally seen in most versions of Sleeping Beauty. [[spoiler: She is also not woken from her sleep by Prince Philip, who even points out that he doesn't know her well enough to be in love yet. Instead, it is Maleficent who awakens Aurora with a remorseful kiss to the forehead -- having included in her curse that all who met Aurora would come to love her]].



* Creator/MillaJovovich and AngelinaJolie have established themselves as big time [[ActionHero Action Heroines]] through these kinds of films. If they star in a fantasy or science fiction film, expect them to be [[OneManArmy One Woman Armies]]. Creator/MichelleRodriguez and Creator/SummerGlau have also built careers as Action Heroines in the genre(s), to a lesser degree.

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* Creator/MillaJovovich and AngelinaJolie Creator/AngelinaJolie have established themselves as big time [[ActionHero Action Heroines]] through these kinds of films. If they star in a fantasy or science fiction film, expect them to be [[OneManArmy One Woman Armies]]. Creator/MichelleRodriguez and Creator/SummerGlau have also built careers as Action Heroines in the genre(s), to a lesser degree.
14th Feb '17 2:24:48 PM DustSnitch
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More than 94% of the characters mentioned in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Books_and_Five_Classics Four Books and Five Classics]][[note]] The bedrock of intellectual/literati culture among a fifth of the world's population for more than one-and-a-half millennia, given their prominent place in the examination system and Confucian philosophy (though Buddhism would later inhibit the influence of the latter) [[/note]] are male, a trend mirrored in the characters of the Jewish Torah, Christian Bible, and Islamic Q'uran [[note]] the bedrock of the religions eventually followed by as much as half of the world's population for more than one-and-a-half millennia [[/note]]. However, about half the population is female. Chances are, any summer blockbuster you can name will have [[MenActWomenAre male heroes saving the world and women as]] their [[DamselInDistress hapless]] LoveInterests--if they even feature at all. And if they do they'll probably only be minor characters [[UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest talking about the men in their lives]]. This invites a question: ''Why?''

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More than 94% of the characters mentioned in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Books_and_Five_Classics Four Books and Five Classics]][[note]] The bedrock of intellectual/literati culture among a fifth of the world's population for more than one-and-a-half millennia, given their prominent place in the examination system and Confucian philosophy (though Buddhism would later inhibit the influence of the latter) [[/note]] are male, a trend mirrored in the characters of the Jewish Torah, Christian Bible, and Islamic Q'uran [[note]] the bedrock of the religions eventually followed by as much as half of the world's population for more than one-and-a-half millennia [[/note]]. However, about About half the population is female. Chances are, female, yet the chances are that any summer blockbuster you can name will have [[MenActWomenAre male heroes saving the world and women as]] their [[DamselInDistress hapless]] LoveInterests--if they even feature at all. And if they do they'll probably only be minor characters [[UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest talking about the men in their lives]]. This invites a question: ''Why?''



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* ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is the TropeCodifier as far as Disney examples go. The villain Maleficent is a LadyOfBlackMagic and referred to as the Mistress of ''All'' Evil. She's notably stronger, more powerful and much smarter than the typical Disney villain. So effective is she that she's effectively ''won'' [[NearVillainVictory by the end of the second act]]. On the heroes' side, the three Good Fairies drive the plot. They hide the princess from Maleficent for years and create the counter spell to save her. When Prince Philip is captured, the fairies are the ones that rescue him and provide him with the tools necessary to stop Maleficent. Blog/UnshavedMouse noted how unusual even today it is for a film to feature three female protagonists who don't provide {{Fanservice}}, pass UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest and don't end up as someone's love interest.

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* ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is the TropeCodifier as far as Disney examples go. The villain Maleficent is a LadyOfBlackMagic and referred to as the Mistress of ''All'' Evil. She's notably stronger, more powerful and much smarter than the typical Disney villain. So effective is she that she's effectively ''won'' [[NearVillainVictory by the end of the second act]]. On the heroes' side, the three Good Fairies drive the plot. They hide the princess from Maleficent for years and create the counter spell to save her. When Prince Philip is captured, the fairies are the ones that rescue him and provide him with the tools necessary to stop Maleficent. Blog/UnshavedMouse noted how unusual even today it is for a film to feature three female protagonists who don't provide {{Fanservice}}, pass UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest, and don't end up as someone's love interest.



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1st Feb '17 2:11:33 PM Morgenthaler
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** RobertEHoward's own Dark Agnes de Chastillon may have been written earlier,[[note]]The first recorded mention of Dark Agnes is the when Howard sent a copy of his first Agnes story, "Sword Woman", to Moore after having read her first Jirel story in Weird Tales, so it is unclear if he wrote Sword Woman after having read Moore's story or if he had written it beforehand and, failing to get it published, sent it to Moore after reading her Jirel yarn.[[/note]] although her stories was only published long after Howard's death. Compered to Jirel it has lighter on the fantasy (fantastical elements only appeared in the unfinished third and last story), but MUCH heavier on the feminism. To quote Jessica Amanda Salmonson: "Had a woman written of Agnes in a similar manner, the author would have been charged with man-hating, frigidity, being a castrating bitch, a crazy radical."

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** RobertEHoward's * Creator/RobertEHoward's own Dark Agnes de Chastillon may have been written earlier,[[note]]The first recorded mention of Dark Agnes is the when Howard sent a copy of his first Agnes story, "Sword Woman", to Moore after having read her first Jirel story in Weird Tales, so it is unclear if he wrote Sword Woman after having read Moore's story or if he had written it beforehand and, failing to get it published, sent it to Moore after reading her Jirel yarn.[[/note]] although her stories was only published long after Howard's death. Compered to Jirel it has lighter on the fantasy (fantastical elements only appeared in the unfinished third and last story), but MUCH heavier on the feminism. To quote Jessica Amanda Salmonson: "Had a woman written of Agnes in a similar manner, the author would have been charged with man-hating, frigidity, being a castrating bitch, a crazy radical."
1st Feb '17 8:47:35 AM HighCrate
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* ''Film/SpringBreakers'' has ''something'' to do with this trope, though whether it's played straight, exaggerated or deconstructed is anyone's guess.

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* %%* ''Film/SpringBreakers'' has ''something'' to do with this trope, though whether it's played straight, exaggerated or deconstructed is anyone's guess.
1st Feb '17 6:34:30 AM benda
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* ''Film/SpringBreakers'' has ''something'' to do with this trope, though whether it's played straight, exaggerated or deconstructed is anyone's guess.
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