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6th Apr '17 3:51:38 PM MathematicalVoid
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* Yukiko in ''VideoGame/Persona4'' starts off believing herself to be incapable of taking care of herself. She is pretty, but shy and a bit helpless. When she gets her persona, her battle quotes reveal her newfound self-confidence.
5th Apr '17 4:42:24 PM Az_Tech341
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* Parodied in ''Fanfic/AngryMarinesRubyQuest''. Whereas in [[Roleplay/RubyQuest the original]], Ruby is more of an ActionSurvivor who is described as having a [[WomenAreDelicate "girlish figure"]] and requires the help of [[MenAreTough Tom]] to do most of the heavy lifting, here she's a CrazyAwesome ReligiousBruiser with UnstoppableRage who [[ActionGirlfriend saves Tom]] by punching a hole through the ceiling of his cell and escapes [[AbandonedHospital the facility]] by swimming to the surface and then proceeds to [[spoiler:flee with Tom to the moon]] When questioned on how did she manage all her [[BeyondTheImpossible obviously impossible feats]], all [[TheNarrator the Angry Marine]] bothers to explain is that she's "guded by [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} the Emperor]]! [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments All things are possible by him!]]"

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* Parodied in ''Fanfic/AngryMarinesRubyQuest''. Whereas in [[Roleplay/RubyQuest the original]], Ruby is more of an ActionSurvivor who is described as having a [[WomenAreDelicate "girlish figure"]] and requires the help of [[MenAreTough Tom]] to do most of the heavy lifting, here she's a CrazyAwesome ReligiousBruiser with UnstoppableRage who [[ActionGirlfriend saves Tom]] by punching a hole through the ceiling of his cell and escapes [[AbandonedHospital the facility]] by swimming to the surface and [[spoiler:and then proceeds to [[spoiler:flee flee with Tom to the moon]] moon]]. When questioned on how did she manage all her [[BeyondTheImpossible obviously impossible feats]], all [[TheNarrator the Angry Marine]] bothers to explain is that she's "guded "guided by [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} the Emperor]]! [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments All things are possible by him!]]"
5th Apr '17 5:23:22 AM theNerdytimes
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* Parodied in ''Fanfic/AngryMarinesRubyQuest''. Whereas in [[Roleplay/RubyQuest the original]], Ruby is more of an ActionSurvivor who is described as having a [[WomenAreDelicate "girlish figure"]] and requires the help of [[MenAreTough Tom]] to do most of the heavy lifting, here she's a CrazyAwesome ReligiousBruiser with UnstoppableRage who [[ActionGirlfriend saves Tom]] by punching a hole through the ceiling of his cell and escapes [[AbandonedHospital the facility]] by swimming to the surface and then proceeds to [[spoiler:flee with Tom to the moon]] When questioned on how did she manage all her [[BeyondTheImpossible obviously impossible feats]], all [[TheNarrator the Angry Marine]] bothers to explain is that she's "guded by [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} the Emperor]]! [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments All things are possible by him!]]"
14th Mar '17 5:09:41 PM ChrisX
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* Most of the portrayals of the [[Myth/JapaneseMythology mythological]] Amaterasu in media give her magical properties, including her three Sacred Regalia - Mirror of Yata, Yasakani Jewel and the Kusanagi-no-Tsurug (she's mainly using a sword for magic, not direct slicing) - and wearing Shinto robes. She ran and hid in a cave after her brother Susano'o vandalized her belongings, and then ran from her other brother Tsukuyomi when he murdered a servant in front of her. However, when she appears in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'', she flips those usual portrayals around: she's a warrior goddess decked in {{Samurai}} armor and her play style - including debuffing and using her Mirror of Yata to actually harm her enemies - involves hacking and slashing her enemies with Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, which can create a SwordBeam that also debuffs enemy hits. Basically, she becomes a FrontlineGeneral that leads her team by literally fighting the best she can in front.

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* Most of the portrayals of the [[Myth/JapaneseMythology mythological]] Amaterasu in media give her magical properties, including her three Sacred Regalia - Mirror of Yata, Yasakani Jewel and the Kusanagi-no-Tsurug Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi (she's mainly using a sword for magic, not direct slicing) - and wearing Shinto robes. She ran and hid in a cave after her brother Susano'o vandalized her belongings, and then ran from her other brother Tsukuyomi when he murdered a servant in front of her. However, when she appears in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'', she flips those usual portrayals around: she's a warrior goddess decked in {{Samurai}} armor and her play style - including debuffing and using her Mirror of Yata to actually harm her enemies - involves hacking and slashing her enemies with Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, which can create a SwordBeam that also debuffs enemy hits. Basically, she becomes a FrontlineGeneral that leads her team by literally fighting the best she can in front.
28th Feb '17 8:17:31 PM dasuberkaiser
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** ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''-branded spinoff ''[[VideoGame/FistOfTHeNorthStarKensRage Ken's Rage]]'' does a similar thing for Mamiya, taking her from TheLoad to a tricky and technical character capable of going one-on-one with the other powerful martial artists in the series.

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** ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''-branded spinoff ''[[VideoGame/FistOfTHeNorthStarKensRage ''[[VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage Ken's Rage]]'' does a similar thing for Mamiya, taking her from TheLoad to a tricky and technical character capable of going one-on-one with the other powerful martial artists in the series.
18th Feb '17 4:02:36 PM DaibhidC
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* In the original ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' Supermarionation series Tin-Tin Kryano is sometimes involved in missions and is an excellent pilot, but is mostly Jeff Tracy's secretary or Brains's lab assistant. In the CGI ''WesternAnimation/ThunderbirdsAreGo'', "Kayo" Kryano is Tracy Island's head of security, and has her own stealth Thunderbird vehicle.
3rd Feb '17 3:28:43 PM Quanyails
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* Hilariously in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E4TreehouseOfHorrorX Desperately Xeeking Xena]]'' Creator/LucyLawless herself gets this. She saves Bart and Lisa ,then beats up the Comic Book Guy, before flying the Simpson children to safety--and not in a plane.

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* Hilariously in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E4TreehouseOfHorrorX "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E4TreehouseOfHorrorX Desperately Xeeking Xena]]'' Xena]]" Creator/LucyLawless herself gets this. She saves Bart and Lisa ,then beats up the Comic Book Guy, before flying the Simpson children to safety--and not in a plane.
3rd Feb '17 3:22:21 PM Quanyails
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* Disney turned ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'''s [[TheIngenue Esmeralda]] into a street-smart CombatPragmatist ActionGirl who fights with Frollo's {{mooks}} on a regular basis. It's downplayed overall as they also made her smarter than the original character, and that the character trait that stands out most about Esmerelda in the adaptation [[PluckyGirl is her moral courage]] rather than being an ActionGirl.

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* Disney turned ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'''s [[TheIngenue Esmeralda]] into a street-smart CombatPragmatist ActionGirl who fights with Frollo's {{mooks}} on a regular basis. It's downplayed overall as they also made her smarter than the original character, and that the character trait that stands out most about Esmerelda Esmeralda in the adaptation [[PluckyGirl is her moral courage]] rather than being an ActionGirl.
18th Jan '17 3:21:21 PM margdean56
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* This is the whole point of ''Literature/ThePrincessSeries'' by Jim C. Hines. Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty - all [[DamselInDistress Distressed Damsels]] in the original tales - form a ''Series/CharliesAngels''-esque ActionGirl PowerTrio who kick ass throughout the fairytale world. Other alumni includes Literature/TheLittleMermaid - who is the homicidally insane warlord and ruler of the merfolk - and Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, who is a [[PsychoForHire psychotic serial-killer/professional assassin]].
* Literature/NancyDrew is another example like Lois Lane of this going in the opposite direction then swinging back with a vengeance. In the original stories of the 1930's, she was definitely more headstrong than a typical teenage girl of the time period, but her greatest strength was being stubborn and clever instead of being strong. After a near OrwellianRetcon of the stories in the 1950's, she became quite a bit more ladylike, with a lot more "smiling sweetly" and "asking nicely." However, after the Feminist Movement rolled around and the stories changed publishers in the 1970's, Nancy became a full fledged ActionGirl. The SpinOff series "The Nancy Drew Files" gave Nancy martial arts training and made the already-tomboyish George an accomplished athlete. The most recent series "Nancy Drew: Girl Detective" is a more partial example: They're not quite to the level they were in the "Files," but they have gotten a bit more clever, George is still athletic, but also a computer whiz, and the normally timid Bess is now a full-fledge WrenchWench.

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* This is the whole point of ''Literature/ThePrincessSeries'' by Jim C. Hines. Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty - -- all [[DamselInDistress Distressed Damsels]] in the original tales - -- form a ''Series/CharliesAngels''-esque ActionGirl PowerTrio who kick ass throughout the fairytale world. Other alumni includes alumnae include Literature/TheLittleMermaid - -- who is the homicidally insane warlord and ruler of the merfolk - -- and Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, who is a [[PsychoForHire psychotic serial-killer/professional assassin]].
* Literature/NancyDrew is another example like Lois Lane of this going in the opposite direction then swinging back with a vengeance. In the original stories of the 1930's, 1930s, she was definitely more headstrong than a typical teenage girl of the time period, but her greatest strength was being stubborn and clever instead of being strong. After a near OrwellianRetcon of the stories in the 1950's, 1950s, she became quite a bit more ladylike, with a lot more "smiling sweetly" and "asking nicely." However, after the Feminist Movement rolled around and the stories changed publishers in the 1970's, 1970s, Nancy became a full fledged ActionGirl. The SpinOff series "The Nancy Drew Files" gave Nancy martial arts training and made the already-tomboyish George an accomplished athlete. The most recent series "Nancy Drew: Girl Detective" is a more partial example: They're not quite to the level they were in the "Files," but they have gotten a bit more clever, George is still athletic, but also a computer whiz, and the normally timid Bess is now a full-fledge WrenchWench.
1st Dec '16 12:17:34 PM MarkLungo
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* Daphne in the ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movie banks on Sarah Michelle Gellar's ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fighting moves to make her tougher. The trope is lampshaded when the gang [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether meets up after a long time apart]] and she reveals that she studied martial arts because she's so sick of always being the DamselInDistress.

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* Daphne in the ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movie banks on Sarah Michelle Gellar's Creator/SarahMichelleGellar's ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fighting moves to make her tougher. The trope is lampshaded when the gang [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether meets up after a long time apart]] and she reveals that she studied martial arts because she's so sick of always being the DamselInDistress.



* Keira Knightley plays a scantily clad sharp-shooting Guinevere in ''Film/KingArthur''. In the older pagan celtic versions of the tale Guenwifhar (Guinevere's original name) was a total badass.

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* Keira Knightley Creator/KeiraKnightley plays a scantily clad clad, sharp-shooting Guinevere in ''Film/KingArthur''. In the older pagan celtic versions of the tale Guenwifhar (Guinevere's original name) was a total badass.
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