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27th Aug '16 5:23:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' broke the norm with the girl who can "do anything"; kickass females on the front lines, and in a DisneyChannel action series, no less.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' broke the norm with the girl who can "do anything"; kickass females on the front lines, and in a DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel action series, no less.
25th Aug '16 6:26:17 AM StFan
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* The Literature/BlackCompany series varies from book to book. ''Dreams of Steel'' and ''Water Sleeps'' both have a female protagonist, from whose perspective we see most of the events, and who shows strength of character, a lot of competence, military skill and the capability to hold her own in a deeply sexist society; and they aren't only competent female characters in those books. Croaker's books seem to flip-flop on this - the first four books have his relationship with the female EvilOverlord as an important element, but her portrayal in ''The Black Company'' and ''The White Rose'' is much more rounded than in ''Shadows Linger'' and ''Shadow Games'' (in which she is either not present most of time or [[spoiler: still hasn't pulled herself back together after being depowered]]). The Murgen books (''Bleak Seasons'' and ''She Is the Darkness''), ''The Silver Spike'' and ''Soldiers Live'' seems to be the least feminist-friendly: though a fair of number of competent women appear in various capacities, they're just given much less focus than in other books of the series.

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* The Literature/BlackCompany ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' series varies from book to book. ''Dreams of Steel'' and ''Water Sleeps'' both have a female protagonist, from whose perspective we see most of the events, and who shows strength of character, a lot of competence, military skill and the capability to hold her own in a deeply sexist society; and they aren't only competent female characters in those books. Croaker's books seem to flip-flop on this - the first four books have his relationship with the female EvilOverlord as an important element, but her portrayal in ''The Black Company'' and ''The White Rose'' is much more rounded than in ''Shadows Linger'' and ''Shadow Games'' (in which she is either not present most of time or [[spoiler: still hasn't pulled herself back together after being depowered]]). The Murgen books (''Bleak Seasons'' and ''She Is the Darkness''), ''The Silver Spike'' and ''Soldiers Live'' seems to be the least feminist-friendly: though a fair of number of competent women appear in various capacities, they're just given much less focus than in other books of the series.
26th Jul '16 7:19:52 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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* Despite the SlasherMovie genre's misogynistic reputation, several franchises stand out as this. ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' has Freddy Krueger repeatedly bested by strong-willed and resourceful teenage girls, even in the one entry which has [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2FreddysRevenge a male protagonist.]] In fact, Creator/WesCraven made Nancy that way in response to his daughter complaining about clumsy girls in horror movies. His other famous franchise, ''Film/Scream'', takes it even further by turning the genre's more sexist conventions on its head.

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* Despite the SlasherMovie genre's misogynistic reputation, several franchises stand out as this. ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' has Freddy Krueger repeatedly bested by strong-willed and resourceful teenage girls, even in the one entry which has [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2FreddysRevenge a male protagonist.]] In fact, Creator/WesCraven made Nancy that way in response to his daughter complaining about clumsy girls in horror movies. His other famous franchise, ''Film/Scream'', ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'', takes it even further by turning the genre's more sexist conventions on its head.
26th Jul '16 7:19:03 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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* Despite the SlasherMovie genre's misogynistic reputation, several franchises stand out as this. ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' has Freddy Krueger repeatedly bested by strong-willed and resourceful teenage girls, even in the one entry which has [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2FreddysRevenge a male protagonist.]] In fact, Creator/WesCraven made Nancy that way in response to his daughter complaining about clumsy girls in horror movies. His other famous franchise, ''Film/Scream'', takes it even further by turning the genre's more sexist conventions on its head.
20th Jul '16 6:36:51 PM wuggles
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* In general, much of Creator/NnediOkorafor's works have women with magical powers who have to overcome sexism (and sometimes racism as well).
18th Jul '16 3:07:34 PM harostar
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* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' is a {{Reboot}} of the franchise, starring a GenderFlipped cast. The team consists of a group of female scientists (and an amateur historian), who wear practical uniforms and kick plenty of ass while fighting to get the respect they've earned. After the trailer received plenty of InternetBackdraft over having a female cast, reshoots were done to poke fun at misogynistic comments on the internet.
13th Jul '16 7:41:42 AM Willbyr
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* ''KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' is an interesting example, being created to target a male audience with its shounen TournamentArc theme. However, it stars a female protagonist in a role usually reserved for male leads and features a primarily female cast. The game Angelic Layer utilizes customized dolls to engage in duels, blending activities stereotypically reserved for one sex or the other (dress-up with dolls vs. action figures fighting) together into an exciting concept.

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* ''KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' is an interesting example, being created to target a male audience with its shounen TournamentArc theme. However, it stars a female protagonist in a role usually reserved for male leads and features a primarily female cast. The game Angelic Layer utilizes customized dolls to engage in duels, blending activities stereotypically reserved for one sex or the other (dress-up with dolls vs. action figures fighting) together into an exciting concept.
10th Jul '16 5:55:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Claymore}}'' stars an almost entirely female cast, all HalfHumanHybrid warriors that hunt the shape-shifting Youma. The woman are varied in both their personalities and appearances, with some being stunningly beautiful and some being downright unattractive. Beauty is [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished tarnished]] frequently, and the women are treated as powerful and determined warriors that form strong bonds or rivalries with each other. Fanservice is almost entirely absent, and what little nudity there is usually involves BodyHorror.

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* ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' stars an almost entirely female cast, all HalfHumanHybrid warriors that hunt the shape-shifting Youma. The woman are varied in both their personalities and appearances, with some being stunningly beautiful and some being downright unattractive. Beauty is [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished tarnished]] frequently, and the women are treated as powerful and determined warriors that form strong bonds or rivalries with each other. Fanservice is almost entirely absent, and what little nudity there is usually involves BodyHorror.
30th Jun '16 4:52:18 PM Anddrix
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* Lara Croft from ''Franchise/TombRaider'' was always a BaseBreaker when it came to whether she was a positive female character or not. She's a kick-ass ActionGirl, is independent and wealthy, and an intelligent AdventurerArchaeologist, but she was also ''very'' sexualized and served as MaleGaze eye candy for her earlier games. Far less contentious however is the rebooted ''Tomb Raider'' franchise produced by Crystal Dynamics, which thus far includes ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'' and ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider'', which toned Lara's sexualization way down to the point of being basically non-existent and focused on her growth and CharacterDevelopment from a timid college student to a tough but traumatized survivor and BadAss. The first game in particular focused on her relationship with another woman, Sam, and how their friendship helped Lara grow as a person. The scripts for the rebooted series were also written by a woman, Creator/RhiannaPratchett.

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* Lara Croft from ''Franchise/TombRaider'' was always a BaseBreaker divisive when it came to whether she was a positive female character or not. She's a kick-ass ActionGirl, is independent and wealthy, and an intelligent AdventurerArchaeologist, but she was also ''very'' sexualized and served as MaleGaze eye candy for her earlier games. Far less contentious however is the rebooted ''Tomb Raider'' franchise produced by Crystal Dynamics, which thus far includes ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'' and ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider'', which toned Lara's sexualization way down to the point of being basically non-existent and focused on her growth and CharacterDevelopment from a timid college student to a tough but traumatized survivor and BadAss. The first game in particular focused on her relationship with another woman, Sam, and how their friendship helped Lara grow as a person. The scripts for the rebooted series were also written by a woman, Creator/RhiannaPratchett.



** The asari, a OneGenderRace of [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe blue alien space babes]] who [[MsFanservice conveniently]] are willing to mate with any gender of any species, initially come off as pure {{Fanservice}} material, and there's no denying they're the most sexualized characters in ''Mass Effect''. Nonetheless, the asari are also regarded as the most intelligent and powerful beings in the galaxy due to their long life span, history in galactic politics (they found the Citadel first, and essentially run the galactic government), and natural talent for biotics, and their individual soldiers are considered the most formidable warriors in the galaxy. As with the other more sexualized female characters in ''Mass Effect'', the asari characters in Shepard's squad as well as notable NPC characters all are well developed characters with their own motives, ambitions, and personalities. Whether or not all of this cancels out the {{Fanservice}} they provide is one of the most [[BaseBreaker Base Breaking]] parts of ''Franchise/MassEffect''.

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** The asari, a OneGenderRace of [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe blue alien space babes]] who [[MsFanservice conveniently]] are willing to mate with any gender of any species, initially come off as pure {{Fanservice}} material, and there's no denying they're the most sexualized characters in ''Mass Effect''. Nonetheless, the asari are also regarded as the most intelligent and powerful beings in the galaxy due to their long life span, history in galactic politics (they found the Citadel first, and essentially run the galactic government), and natural talent for biotics, and their individual soldiers are considered the most formidable warriors in the galaxy. As with the other more sexualized female characters in ''Mass Effect'', the asari characters in Shepard's squad as well as notable NPC characters all are well developed characters with their own motives, ambitions, and personalities. Whether or not all of this cancels out the {{Fanservice}} they provide is one of the most [[BaseBreaker Base Breaking]] contested parts of ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
17th Jun '16 4:21:52 PM Doug86
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodrayne}}'' follows {{Dhampyr}} Rayne, a [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]] working for the Brimstone Society. The first installment sees her battling Nazis during WorldWarII, while the sequel deals with her personal quest to wipe out her vampire kin. Powerful and highly skilled in martial arts and weaponry, Rayne tears her way through armies and supernatural horrors bent on world domination while dishing out [[DeadpanSnarker snark]]. She shows great intelligent and ingenuity, often out-smarting her foes and coming out on top even when at a physical disadvantage. In the finale of the second game, [[spoiler: after slaying her father and finding herself abandoned by the Brimstone Society in a nightmare world, it's hinted she intends to take over her father's territory -- "Empress might not be a bad job title", indeed]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodrayne}}'' follows {{Dhampyr}} Rayne, a [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]] working for the Brimstone Society. The first installment sees her battling Nazis during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, while the sequel deals with her personal quest to wipe out her vampire kin. Powerful and highly skilled in martial arts and weaponry, Rayne tears her way through armies and supernatural horrors bent on world domination while dishing out [[DeadpanSnarker snark]]. She shows great intelligent and ingenuity, often out-smarting her foes and coming out on top even when at a physical disadvantage. In the finale of the second game, [[spoiler: after slaying her father and finding herself abandoned by the Brimstone Society in a nightmare world, it's hinted she intends to take over her father's territory -- "Empress might not be a bad job title", indeed]].
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