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18th Nov '17 10:54:15 PM MercutioDreams
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* Creator/KeiraKnightley 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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* Creator/KeiraKnightley plays a scantily clad, sharp-shooting Guinevere in ''Film/KingArthur''. In the older pagan celtic versions of the tale Guenwifhar Gwenhwyfar (Guinevere's original name) was a total badass.
14th Nov '17 3:44:37 AM Saveelich
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* In ''Film/TheTerminator'', Sarah Connor is just an ordinary waitress who just happens to be the mother of the future savior of the world. By the time of ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', she'd learned how to kick ass. Unusually for this trope, this is both [[JustifiedTrope explained]] and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]], as her knowledge of the future apocalypse seems to have driven her over the edge and she has become almost like a human terminator as a result. This even gets some {{foreshadowing}} at the end of the first film, as, after the terminator is defeated, she drives down to Mexico to hook up with a gun runner. By ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', she's up to [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]]'s badass tier.
14th Nov '17 3:42:30 AM Saveelich
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* Although Fiona is an original character, ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' does this to the DamselInDistress and SaveThePrincess tropes themselves by having her practice kung fu.

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* Although Fiona is an original character, ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' does this to the PrincessClassic, DamselInDistress and SaveThePrincess tropes themselves by having her practice kung fu.
14th Nov '17 3:41:16 AM Saveelich
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* Although Fiona is an original character, ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' does this to the DamselInDistress and SaveThePrincess tropes themselves by having her practice kung fu.
7th Nov '17 11:24:47 AM VampireBuddha
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** The {{valkyrie}}s as a whole, while not incapable of fighting, were {{grim reaper}}s in the original mythology. Nowadays they're inevitably portrayed as an {{Amazon brigade}}.
29th Sep '17 10:32:47 AM TravisLanceHawkins
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Left]]: [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Disney Princess.]] [[Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman Right]]: LadyOfWar]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Left]]: [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Disney Princess.]] Franchise/DisneyPrincess. [[Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman Right]]: LadyOfWar]]
7th Sep '17 6:24:13 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': Amy Rose was kidnapped in her first video game appearance in ''VideoGame/SonicCD''. She was given a [[DropTheHammer Piko Piko Hammer]] in ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters'' then ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' and was more than capable of taking care of herself. Prior to that, she had a mild form of this. Her InformedAbility of being a spunky tomboy who could fend for herself started coming into light with the SpinOff games. Though she's gotten less tomboyish over the years, this trait being passed to newer female characters like [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Blaze]] and [[VideoGame/SonicBoom Sticks]].

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': Amy Rose was kidnapped in her first video game appearance in ''VideoGame/SonicCD''. She was given a [[DropTheHammer Piko Piko Hammer]] in ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters'' then ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' and was more than capable of taking care of herself. Prior to that, she had a mild form of this. Her InformedAbility of being a spunky tomboy who could fend for herself started coming into light with the SpinOff games. Though she's [[GirlinessUpgrade gotten less tomboyish tomboyish]] over the years, this trait being passed to newer female characters like [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Blaze]] and [[VideoGame/SonicBoom Sticks]].
7th Sep '17 2:56:31 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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 Esmeralda 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 [[AdaptationalIntelligence made her smarter than the original character, character]], and that the character trait that stands out most about Esmeralda in the adaptation [[PluckyGirl is her moral courage]] rather than being an ActionGirl.
12th Aug '17 7:38:27 PM Xavon
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* Kairi Gaiden does this to Kairi during Kingdom Hearts II. Instead of getting rescued by Pluto and spending the game talking to the Twilight Town trio, she goes on her own adventure, earning her own Keyblade (instead of being handed it by Riku), honing the fighting skills she gained from her time trapped in Sona's body, and fighting a new foe.
19th Jul '17 10:40:00 AM WillBGood
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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 Desperately Xeeking Xena]]" Creator/LucyLawless herself gets this. She saves Bart and Lisa ,then Lisa, then beats up the Comic Book Guy, before flying the Simpson children to safety--and not in a plane.
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