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11th Jun '17 8:05:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' paved the way for many of the above shows, being a spin-off of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' created to appeal to a female audience. The titular heroine is the long-lost sister of He-Man, and gains a magical sword that grants her the same superhuman powers he possesses. She is every bit her brother's physical equal, being a powerful ActionGirl that uses brains ''and'' brawn to save the day. The cast is primarily female, with many an ActionGirl involved in the [[LaResistance Great Rebellion]] battling to free Etheria from the tyrant, Hordak. Unlike its sibling series, the Rebellion is at a constant disadvantage and must overcome through a combination of martial strength, intelligence, and inspiring the oppressed citizens to stand up for themselves. Like many MagicalGirl series, typical elements of femininity are celebrated as sources of strength and physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual strength are all treated as equally important traits. The generation that grew up with She-Ra went on to be the audience of other major series, such as [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] and [[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' paved the way for many of the above shows, being a spin-off of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' created to appeal to a female audience. The titular heroine is the long-lost sister of He-Man, and gains a magical sword that grants her the same superhuman powers he possesses. She is every bit her brother's physical equal, being a powerful ActionGirl that uses brains ''and'' brawn to save the day. The cast is primarily female, with many an ActionGirl involved in the [[LaResistance Great Rebellion]] battling to free Etheria from the tyrant, Hordak. Unlike its sibling series, the Rebellion is at a constant disadvantage and must overcome through a combination of martial strength, intelligence, and inspiring the oppressed citizens to stand up for themselves. Like many MagicalGirl series, typical elements of femininity are celebrated as sources of strength and physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual strength are all treated as equally important traits. The generation that grew up with She-Ra went on to be the audience of other major series, such as [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] and [[XenaWarriorPrincess [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]].
4th Jun '17 12:51:53 PM HighCrate
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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' stars the aforementioned comic book superhero of the same name and is about her journey from the LadyLand of Themyscira into Man's World at the height of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI where she fights to end one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. True to the comics, Wonder Woman embodies a number of positive, strong feminine ideals such as empathy, love and truth while also being a super strong demigoddess capable of kickings ''tons'' of ass. In a meta sense, the film is also the first tent pole superhero film to be [[Creator/PattyJenkins directed by a woman]] and the first female superhero movie ''ever'' to receive critical acclaim and commercial success.

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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' stars the aforementioned comic book superhero of the same name and is about her journey from the LadyLand of Themyscira into Man's World at the height of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI where she fights to end one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. True to the comics, Wonder Woman embodies a number of positive, strong feminine ideals such as empathy, love and truth while also being a super strong demigoddess capable of kickings ''tons'' of ass. In a meta sense, the film is also the first tent pole superhero film to be [[Creator/PattyJenkins directed by a woman]] and the first theatrical comic book adaptation with a female superhero movie lead ''ever'' to receive critical acclaim and commercial success.
4th Jun '17 11:04:12 AM gunslingerofgilead
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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' stars the aforementioned comic book superhero of the same name and is about her journey from the LadyLand of Themyscira into Man's World at the height of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI where she fights to end one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. The film deals with a number of explicitly feminist themes, such as Wonder Woman facing discrimination in the [[DeliberateValuesDissonance extremely misogynistic era]] that the film takes place in. In a meta sense, the film is also the first tent pole superhero film to be [[Creator/PattyJenkins directed by a woman]] and the first female superhero movie ''ever'' to receive critical acclaim.

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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' stars the aforementioned comic book superhero of the same name and is about her journey from the LadyLand of Themyscira into Man's World at the height of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI where she fights to end one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. The film deals with a number of explicitly feminist themes, such as True to the comics, Wonder Woman facing discrimination in the [[DeliberateValuesDissonance extremely misogynistic era]] that the film takes place in. embodies a number of positive, strong feminine ideals such as empathy, love and truth while also being a super strong demigoddess capable of kickings ''tons'' of ass. In a meta sense, the film is also the first tent pole superhero film to be [[Creator/PattyJenkins directed by a woman]] and the first female superhero movie ''ever'' to receive critical acclaim.acclaim and commercial success.
1st Jun '17 4:05:43 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' stars the aforementioned comic book superhero of the same name and is about her journey from the LadyLand of Themyscira into Man's World at the height of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI where she fights to end one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. The film deals with a number of explicitly feminist themes, such as Wonder Woman facing discrimination in the [[DeliberateValuesDissonance extremely misogynistic era]] that the film takes place in. In a meta sense, the film is also the first tent pole superhero film to be [[Creator/PattyJenkins directed by a woman]] and the first female superhero movie ''ever'' to receive critical acclaim.
31st May '17 2:12:54 PM Agathaumas
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* Lara Croft from ''Franchise/TombRaider'' was always 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.

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* Lara Croft from ''Franchise/TombRaider'' was always 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 in the marketing 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.
31st May '17 8:49:23 AM VioletVisions
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* ''Series/DarkMatter'' started out as a normal ensemble show, but in season 2 developed more and more into this trope, by sidelining, [[FaceHeelTurn face-heel-turning]], or unceremoniously [[spoiler: killing off]] most of the regular male characters [[including "One", the original WhiteMaleLead protagonist]], as well as adding another female regular and expanding the android's personality and plot involvement. By the end of the season, the remaining 2 guys on the AntiHero team often just act as henchmen for "Boss Lady".

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* ''Series/DarkMatter'' started out as a normal ensemble show, but in season 2 developed more and more into this trope, by sidelining, [[FaceHeelTurn face-heel-turning]], or unceremoniously [[spoiler: killing off]] most of the regular male characters [[including "One", [[spoiler: including the original WhiteMaleLead protagonist]], as well as adding another female regular and expanding the android's personality and plot involvement. By the end of the season, the remaining 2 guys on the AntiHero team often basically just act as henchmen for "Boss Lady".Lady" - and they are perfectly content with that.
31st May '17 8:44:54 AM VioletVisions
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* ''Series/StrangeEmpire'' was a sadly shortlived Canadian western about a Metis gunslinger looking for her missing husband, a black woman who used to be a sex slave and now is married to the villain of the show, and an autistic woman who wants to be a doctor, and their struggles in the NoWomansLand of a small frontier township consisting primarily of miners and prostitutes. The show particularly stands out in the way it plays Literature/AndThenThereWhereNone... with its white male characters.
* ''Series/DarkMatter'' started out as a normal ensemble show, but in season 2 developed more and more into this trope, by sidelining, [[FaceHeelTurn face-heel-turning]], or unceremoniously [[spoiler: killing off]] most of the regular male characters [[including "One", the original WhiteMaleLead protagonist]], as well as adding another female regular and expanding the android's personality and plot involvement. By the end of the season, the remaining 2 guys on the AntiHero team often just act as henchmen for "Boss Lady".
31st May '17 5:09:20 AM VioletVisions
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* Creator/CharlesStross writes science fiction that usually centers around a female protagonist (human or humanoid android), or if there's a male and female hero team, it will be a NonActionGuy and an ActionGirl - even if the latter sometimes got her fighting skills through rather contrived circumstances (e.g. a historical reenactment / fencing hobby). Of particular interest with redards to feminist themes are the Freyaverse novels ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' and ''Literature/NeptunesBrood'', the [[Literature/HaltingState aborted "trilogy"]] ''Halting State'' and ''Rule 34'' (lesbian police officer protagonists), and ''Literature/TheMerchantPrincesSeries''.

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* Creator/CharlesStross writes science fiction that usually centers around a female protagonist (human or humanoid android), or if there's a male and female hero team, it will be a NonActionGuy and an ActionGirl - even if the latter sometimes got her fighting skills through rather contrived circumstances (e.g. a historical reenactment / fencing hobby). Of particular interest with redards to feminist themes are the Freyaverse novels ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' and ''Literature/NeptunesBrood'', the [[Literature/HaltingState aborted "trilogy"]] ''Halting State'' "trilogy" ''Literature/HaltingState'' and ''Rule 34'' ''Literature/Rule34'' (lesbian police officer protagonists), protagonist), and ''Literature/TheMerchantPrincesSeries''.
31st May '17 5:04:58 AM VioletVisions
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* Creator/CharlesStross writes science fiction that usually centers around a female protagonist (human or humanoid android), or if there's a male and female hero team, it will be a NonActionGuy and an ActionGirl - even if the latter sometimes got her fighting skills through rather contrived circumstances (e.g. a historical reenactment / fencing hobby). Of particular interest with redards to feminist themes are the Freyaverse novels ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' and ''Literature/NeptunesBrood'', the [[Literature/HaltingState aborted "trilogy"]] ''Halting State'' and ''Rule 34'' (lesbian police officer protagonists), and ''Literature/TheMerchantPrincesSeries''.
29th May '17 10:33:55 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' is about a young woman named Aloy, a {{Badass}} huntress and warrior in her own right, on a quest of self-discovery that ultimate reveals her to be [[spoiler:TheChosenOne destined to save the new world created by Project Zero Dawn]]. Quite literally [[spoiler:all life in Earth]] ends up resting on her shoulders. The portrayal of strong women in the game however goes far beyond Aloy herself, and extends to female characters like Sona, Petra, Talanah, Vanasha and [[spoiler:Aloy's genetic predecessor and pseudo-"mother", Dr. Elisabet Sobeck, who already saved the world once]]. ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' is ultimately a story about not just Aloy but strong women of every type challenging tradition, standing up for themselves and saving and protecting their communities and ultimately [[spoiler:life itself]].

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* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' is about a young woman named Aloy, a {{Badass}} badass huntress and warrior in her own right, on a quest of self-discovery that ultimate reveals her to be [[spoiler:TheChosenOne destined to save the new world created by Project Zero Dawn]]. Quite literally [[spoiler:all life in Earth]] ends up resting on her shoulders. The portrayal of strong women in the game however goes far beyond Aloy herself, and extends to female characters like Sona, Petra, Talanah, Vanasha and [[spoiler:Aloy's genetic predecessor and pseudo-"mother", Dr. Elisabet Sobeck, who already saved the world once]]. ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' is ultimately a story about not just Aloy but strong women of every type challenging tradition, standing up for themselves and saving and protecting their communities and ultimately [[spoiler:life itself]].
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