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14th May '18 9:59:15 PM WildeOscar
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* In ''Film/KillBill'', most of the female characters do some major ass kicking.
2nd Mar '18 10:03:38 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/ClockworkCentury''. Not only the female protagonists, but any minor woman who finds themselves in a dangerous situation seems to be able to handle a firearm [[BoomHeadshot with remarkable proficiency]]. That's what you get when you create a SteamPunk [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar American Civil War]] AlternateHistory with [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Zombies]].

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* ''Literature/ClockworkCentury''. Not only the female protagonists, but any minor woman female character who finds themselves in a dangerous situation seems to be able to handle a firearm [[BoomHeadshot with remarkable proficiency]]. That's what you get when you create a SteamPunk [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar American Civil War]] AlternateHistory with [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Zombies]].
19th Feb '18 3:40:09 PM AgProv
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, 90% of the action in the Assassins' Guild takes place around women, both schoolpupils and graduate Lady Assassins. WordOfGod is that the author did not intend this - where male Assassins appear they are every bit as lethal and well-honed as the girls. It's just that he finds women are more fun to write. this extends to his Thieves, Fools' Guild alumni (largely circus performers who were very reluctantly allowed Fools' Guild training and membership, despite the handicap of being born female) and of course Witches. What emerges is a very definite sisterhood of World of Action girls, of all nationalities.
20th Jan '18 6:18:05 PM thatboy
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* The Major Action Girls of VideoGame/GravityRush are all female, while males in the game have largely a supporting role and rarely get in on the action.
19th Jan '18 6:51:12 PM MayumiTsuji
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* ''Anime/KatanaMaidens'' has the Toji, girls who wield mystical katanas and fight against otherworldly creatures known as aradama.
13th Jan '18 12:14:13 PM SgtFrog1
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** The male villain can't handle a 15 year old girl and when a Huntress appears, turns over the fight to his pilot, a woman with superior fighting abilities to himself. A man is in charge of the combat academy and is probably very badass but it's mostly his side kick, a woman, who sees the action while he sits back playing the EccentricMentor. The story's two student teams are a team of four girls and a team of two girls, two boys. One boy is badass but lets his GenkiGirl take the lead and the other boy is PluckyComicRelief. He's hinted to be potentially powerful but for now keeps getting saved by the girls. So far, the number of actions girls are double the number of action boys.
** Later volumes start to [[DownplayedTrope downplay]] this trope. Newly introduced student teams tend to be more gender-balanced, and thus more action guys like Sun, Neptune, and Mercury show up, and even the PluckyComicRelief Jaune gets more competent over time. On the mentor side, Professor Oobleck initially seems to strictly be TheSmartGuy, but is actually ''very'' dangerous when the chips are down, and then there's [[CoolUncle Qrow]], who may be the most skilled huntsman around. And there's [[FrontlineGeneral General Ironwood]]. On the villainous side, the aforementioned male villain turns out to be far more dangerous in combat than he initially seemed, and is actually more than a match for the 15 year old. And then there's the deadly Adam and Tyrian. Overall, there are still more action girls than action guys, but not by too many.

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** The male villain can't handle a 15 year old girl and when a Huntress appears, turns over the fight to his pilot, a woman with superior fighting abilities to himself. A man is in charge of the combat academy and is probably very badass but it's mostly his side kick, a woman, who sees the action while he sits back playing the EccentricMentor. The story's two student teams are a team of four girls and a team of two girls, two boys. One boy is badass but lets his GenkiGirl childhood friend take the lead and the other boy is PluckyComicRelief. He's hinted to be potentially powerful but for now keeps getting saved by the girls. So far, the number of actions girls are double the number of action boys.
** Later volumes start to [[DownplayedTrope downplay]] this trope. Newly introduced student teams tend to be more gender-balanced, and thus more action guys like Sun, Neptune, and Mercury show up, and even the PluckyComicRelief Jaune gets more competent over time. On the mentor side, Professor Oobleck initially seems to strictly be TheSmartGuy, but is actually ''very'' dangerous when the chips are down, and then there's [[CoolUncle Qrow]], who may be the most skilled huntsman Huntsman around. And there's [[FrontlineGeneral General Ironwood]]. On the villainous side, the aforementioned male villain turns out to be far more dangerous in combat than he initially seemed, and is actually more than a match for the 15 year old. And then there's the deadly Adam and Tyrian. Overall, there are still more action girls than action guys, but not by too many.
21st Dec '17 1:53:08 AM Cryoclaste
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* The hero, villain and supporting cast of ''{{Shantae}}'' are almost exclusively female and all kick ass.

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* The hero, villain and supporting cast of ''{{Shantae}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' are almost exclusively female and all kick ass.
13th Nov '17 1:45:49 PM PDL
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* ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' qualifies; not only is its playable cast exclusively female (albeit with two male DLC characters planned), but even non-playable women have a tendency to be tough, and only women can become [[HumanoidAbomination the titular Skullgirl]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' qualifies; not only is its playable cast almost exclusively female (albeit with (with the two male DLC characters planned), being DLC), but even non-playable women have a tendency to be tough, and only women can become [[HumanoidAbomination the titular Skullgirl]].
13th Nov '17 1:39:52 PM lillolillo
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* [[Franchise/TheDCU The DC Universe]] has a number of female-focussed alternate universes. Three of the most recent are Earth-11 of the main DC multiverse, which is basically "Earth-GenderFlip"; the ''Toys/AmeComiGirls'' universe, based on a statue line featuring DC female characters and Gender Flipped versions of male characters in an anime-influenced style; and the ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' universe, a WeirdHistoricalWar alternate version of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII featuring versions of various female DC heroes and villains, which was derived from a series of variant covers and statues reimagining them in a 1940s-pin-up art style.

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* [[Franchise/TheDCU The DC Universe]] ''Franchise/TheDCU'' has a number of female-focussed alternate universes. Three Several of the most recent are Earth-11 of the main DC multiverse, which is basically "Earth-GenderFlip"; the ''Toys/AmeComiGirls'' universe, based on a statue line featuring DC female characters and Gender Flipped versions of male characters in an anime-influenced style; and the ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' universe, a WeirdHistoricalWar alternate version of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII featuring versions of various female DC heroes and villains, which was derived from a series of variant covers and statues reimagining them in a 1940s-pin-up art style.style; and the ''ComicBook/GothamCityGarage'' universe, a post-apocalyptic alternate dimension where ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, Franchise/WonderWoman and other female heroes fight back against ComicBook/LexLuthor's tyrannical rule.
27th Oct '17 9:11:23 PM _ballerina_
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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' universe the [[ExtranormalInstitute three best schools]] in the Magical Dimension are all single sex: all female witch school Cloudtower, all female fairy school Alfea, and all male Redfountain for BadassNormals. While there are wizards, paladins, and other male magic users mentioned or featured in the show, they're far outnumbered by the female witches and fairies.
** Subverted with the main cast, since, as romantic counterparts, there is usually an equal or almost equal split of [[BadassNormal Specialists]] to [[MagicalGirlWarriors Winx girls]] to make up TheTeam.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' universe the [[ExtranormalInstitute three best schools]] in the Magical Dimension are all single sex: all female witch school Cloudtower, all female fairy school Alfea, and all male Redfountain for BadassNormals.Redfountain, training [[BadassNormal heroes]]. While there are wizards, paladins, and other male magic users mentioned or featured in the show, they're far outnumbered by the female witches and fairies.
** Subverted with the main cast, since, as romantic counterparts, there is usually an equal or almost equal split of [[BadassNormal Specialists]] to [[MagicalGirlWarriors [[MagicalGirlWarrior Winx girls]] to make up TheTeam.
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