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21st Apr '16 4:46:54 PM MarkLungo
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* Hilariously in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E4TreehouseOfHorrorX Desperately Xeeking Xena]]'' Lucy Lawless herself gets this, she saves Bart and Lisa then beats up the Comic Book Guy, before flying the Simpson children to safety.

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* Hilariously in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E4TreehouseOfHorrorX Desperately Xeeking Xena]]'' Lucy Lawless Creator/LucyLawless herself gets this, she this. She saves Bart and Lisa then ,then beats up the Comic Book Guy, before flying the Simpson children to safety. safety--and not in a plane.
21st Apr '16 3:16:25 PM creepingdeath
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* Hilariously in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E4TreehouseOfHorrorX Desperately Xeeking Xena]]'' Lucy Lawless herself gets this, she saves Bart and Lisa then beats up the Comic Book Guy, before flying the Simpson children to safety.
-->Lisa: "Xena can't fly!"
-->Lucy: "I told you, I'm not Xena. I'm Lucy Lawless."
18th Apr '16 5:30:13 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' has Snow White donning knight's armor and leading a rebellion against the Evil Queen. In this version of the story, she hasn't just been forced to scrub floors, she's been locked in a tower for eight years. Like Esmerelda above, this is downplayed. In this case, Snow White's strength as a character comes from her kindness and courage and is about her journey to become TheHighQueen. The only fight scene she has is with Ravenna.

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* ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' has Snow White donning knight's armor and leading a rebellion against the Evil Queen. In this version of the story, she hasn't just been forced to scrub floors, she's been locked in a tower for eight years. Like Esmerelda above, this is downplayed. In this case, Snow White's strength as a character comes from her kindness and courage and is about her journey to become TheHighQueen. The only fight scene she has is with Ravenna. The Evil Queen now becomes a BigBad who uses her powers to conquer entire kingdoms, technically making her an example of the trope too.


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* ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' features plenty of mythological and historical {{Action Girl}}s such as Scathach the Shadow and Joan of Arc, but it applies this trope to several others. Perenelle Flamel becomes one of the most powerful sorceresses known to mankind, and Virginia Dare gets similar treatment.


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* Lucy Lane in the comics is best known as Jimmy Olsen's stewardess love interest (though she did become Superwoman for a while). In ''{{Series/Supergirl2015}}'' she's a MilitaryBrat who has become a major by the time she debuts in the show. She even [[spoiler: assumes control of the DEO at the end of Season 1]].
16th Mar '16 8:22:35 PM Kuruni
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->''"This woman - you know, with the long golden braids and a bullet helmet, armed with a huge sword - has arrived to challenge them. She is Freada, shield-maiden daughter of [[Literature/{{Beowulf}} Hrothgar!]] Now, um, *{{ahem}}*, the daughter of Hrothgar is ''supposed'' to be Freawaru, which means 'peace weaver' -- not 'beater of ass.'"''

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->''"This woman - you know, with the long golden braids and a bullet helmet, armed with a huge sword - has arrived to challenge them. She is Freada, shield-maiden daughter of [[Literature/{{Beowulf}} Hrothgar!]] Hrothgar! Now, um, *{{ahem}}*, *ahem*, the daughter of Hrothgar is ''supposed'' to be Freawaru, which means 'peace weaver' -- not 'beater of ass.'"''
20th Feb '16 10:18:14 AM JamesAustin
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* Wrestling/TrishStratus is the wrestling queen of this trope. She came into Wrestling/{{WWE}} as a manager with an athletic build, but little actual fighting ability of her own, was shown as a submissive type for most of her early tenure, and then stepped up her in-ring work in a BIG way. She's now remembered as fondly for her impressive matches as for her impressive looks, and is one of only five women in the WWE Hall of Fame (alongside her contemporary Wrestling/{{Lita}}, [[Wrestling/SherriMartel Sensational Sherri]], Wendi Richter, and Tammy Lynn "Sunny" Sytch, who is the only one who WWE never used in a wrestling capacity, as she was a manager/interviewer/commentator).
* Dutch Mantel was to Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s knockouts what Fit Filay was to WWE's divas, taking them from valets who occasionally fought to giving them their own division where they sometimes wrestled in Impact's main event. Likewise, the division got a lot less time and importance once he was no longer a factor.

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* Wrestling/TrishStratus is the wrestling queen of this trope. She came into Wrestling/{{WWE}} as a manager with an athletic build, but little actual fighting ability of her own, was shown as a submissive type for most of her early tenure, and then stepped up her in-ring work in a BIG way. She's now remembered as fondly for her impressive matches as for her impressive looks, and is one of only five women in the WWE Hall of Fame (alongside her contemporary Wrestling/{{Lita}}, [[Wrestling/SherriMartel Sensational Sherri]], Wendi Richter, and [[Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch Tammy Lynn "Sunny" Sytch, Sytch]], who is the only one who WWE never used in a wrestling capacity, as she was a manager/interviewer/commentator).
* Dutch Mantel was to Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s knockouts what Fit Filay Finlay was to WWE's divas, taking them from valets who occasionally fought to giving them their own division where they sometimes wrestled in Impact's ''Impact'''s main event. Likewise, the division got a lot less time and importance once he was no longer a factor.
7th Feb '16 8:07:06 PM JamesAustin
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* In Myth/NorseMythology, Sif is Thor's quiet wife, known mainly for her beauty. In the ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor and the [[Film/{{Thor}} two]] [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld film adaptations]], she's a tough LadyOfWar and even said to be a War Goddess.
** She's even referred to by [[TheNicknamer the SHIELD agent who sees the companions walking into town]] as "Xena".

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* In Myth/NorseMythology, Sif is Thor's quiet wife, known mainly for her beauty. In the ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' and the [[Film/{{Thor}} two]] [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld film adaptations]], she's a tough LadyOfWar and even said to be a War Goddess.
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Goddess. She's even referred to by [[TheNicknamer the SHIELD agent who sees the companions walking into town]] as "Xena".
26th Jan '16 3:37:48 PM Allronix
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* If a ''Film/TronLegacy'' fic ''doesn't'' kill off [[SequelNonEntity Yori]], chances are, they'll end up doing this. Justified as Clu's rule is even nastier than Master Control, that she already fought against Master Control as a [[AcePilot pilot]] and [[TheEngineer saboteur]], and that someone has to be kicking ass and taking names for the Users with her bondmate out of the picture.

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* If a ''Film/TronLegacy'' fic ''doesn't'' kill off [[SequelNonEntity Yori]], chances are, they'll end up doing this. Justified as Clu's rule is even nastier than Master Control, that she already fought against Master Control as a [[AcePilot pilot]] and [[TheEngineer saboteur]], and that someone has to be kicking ass and taking names for the Users [[DeterminedWidow with her bondmate out of the picture. picture.]]
26th Jan '16 3:32:47 PM Allronix
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* If a ''Film/TronLegacy'' fic ''doesn't'' kill off [[SequelNonEntity Yori]], chances are, they'll end up doing this. Justified as Clu's rule is even nastier than Master Control, that she already fought against Master Control as a [[AcePilot pilot]] and [[The Engineer saboteur]], and that someone has to be kicking ass and taking names for the Users with her bondmate out of the picture.

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* If a ''Film/TronLegacy'' fic ''doesn't'' kill off [[SequelNonEntity Yori]], chances are, they'll end up doing this. Justified as Clu's rule is even nastier than Master Control, that she already fought against Master Control as a [[AcePilot pilot]] and [[The Engineer [[TheEngineer saboteur]], and that someone has to be kicking ass and taking names for the Users with her bondmate out of the picture.
26th Jan '16 3:32:27 PM Allronix
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* If a ''Film/TronLegacy'' fic ''doesn't'' kill off [[SequelNonEntity Yori]], chances are, they'll end up doing this. Justified as Clu's rule is even nastier than Master Control, that she already fought against Master Control as a [[AcePilot pilot]] and [[The Engineer saboteur]], and that someone has to be kicking ass and taking names for the Users with her bondmate out of the picture.
10th Jan '16 3:29:55 PM fearlessnikki
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* ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'' makes Rapunzel a more pro-active character, who knocks out the male lead with a frying pan as soon as he sneaks into her tower. She also uses her hair itself as a weapon numerous times. Like Esmerelda, this is downplayed - as Rapunzel's strength lies in her kindness and compassion for others.



* While Irene Adler has [[BreakoutVillain gotten an expanded role]] in ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' adaptations for a long while, in the 2009 film ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', she becomes a definite ActionGirl, which is showcased in a MuggingTheMonster scene. This probably has to do with the fact that the film also emphasizes Holmes and Watson's (canonical) fighting prowess.

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* While Irene Adler has [[BreakoutVillain gotten an expanded role]] in ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' adaptations for a long while, in the 2009 film ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', she becomes a definite ActionGirl, which is showcased in a MuggingTheMonster scene. This probably has to do with the fact that the film also emphasizes Holmes and Watson's (canonical) fighting prowess. In the sequel, Mary seems like she's getting this treatment as well - as she threatens an assailant with a gun. But she's not in the thick of battle for the rest of the movie (though she does prove integral in the climax).



** Ditto for Red's grandmother. Far from being eaten by a wolf, this one stands guard all night with a crossbow and is able to shoot a gun out of someone's hand when her granddaughter is threatened. NeverMessWithGrannyIndeed.

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** Ditto for Red's grandmother. Far from being eaten by a wolf, this one stands guard all night with a crossbow and is able to shoot a gun out of someone's hand when her granddaughter is threatened. NeverMessWithGrannyIndeed.NeverMessWithGranny indeed.


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** Nimueh is the lady of the lake in the original King Arthur legends. In the series she's [[spoiler: the original [[BigBad Dark One]]]].
** Implied with Maid Marian, as she's shown drawing a weapon to help fight a snow monster. However the monster is quickly destroyed by Regina's magic - and Marian is not in any other battle scenes.
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