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12th May '16 3:47:59 PM SKJAM
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'''Basic Trope''': We are told that a female character is equal or superior to other characters in combat skills or other action plot-relevant matters, but her actual performance does not bear this out.
* '''Straight''': Amazing Girl has a black belt in karate and is an expert shot, but never gains a clear victory except against {{Mooks}} or a DesignatedGirlFight. The rest of the time, she needs to be bailed out by her teammates, or scores an assist at best.

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'''Basic Trope''': We are told that a female character is equal or superior to other the male characters in combat skills or other action plot-relevant matters, but her actual performance does not bear this out.
* '''Straight''': Amazing Girl has a black belt in karate and is an expert shot, but never gains a clear victory except against {{Mooks}} or a DesignatedGirlFight. The rest of the time, she needs to be bailed out by her male teammates, or scores an assist at best.



** Amazing Girl was raised with the mindset that she shouldn't outshine her friends, and is subconsciously holding back.

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** Amazing Girl was raised with the mindset that she shouldn't outshine her male friends, and is subconsciously holding back.



** Amazing Girl is described as being untrained and less powerful than her teammates, [[ActionGirl but in actual results turns out to kick just as much butt as them.]]

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** Amazing Girl is described as being untrained and less powerful than her male teammates, [[ActionGirl but in actual results turns out to kick just as much butt as them.]]



** Alternatively, Amazing Girl FamedInStory as a skilled fighter, but is introduced as a who [[FragileFlower frightens easily at the first confrontation]]. Then they hurt [[CuteKitten Mr. Fluffers]], and Amazing Girl beats them all in a CurbStompBattle.
* '''Double Subverted''': But the mole was holding back deliberately too, and the members of the team have to bail her out '''again.'''

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** Alternatively, Amazing Girl is FamedInStory as a skilled fighter, but is introduced as a delicate maiden who [[FragileFlower frightens easily at the first confrontation]]. Then they hurt [[CuteKitten Mr. Fluffers]], and Amazing Girl beats them all in a CurbStompBattle.
* '''Double Subverted''': But the mole was holding back deliberately too, and the male members of the team have to bail her out '''again.'''



* '''Enforced''': "Our primary audience is twelve-year-old boys who want to see the awesome 30 year old Superhero characters, and Amazing Girl is a 16 year old side kick. She's just there as a sop for the PeripheryDemographic, so don't waste time making her look competent when she can be making the other adult characters look more awesome instead."

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* '''Enforced''': "Our primary audience is twelve-year-old boys who want to see the awesome 30 year old male Superhero characters, and Amazing Girl is a 16 year old side kick. She's just there as a sop for the PeripheryDemographic, so don't waste time making her look competent when she can be making the other adult male characters look more awesome instead."



** Astounding Woman looks for a sidekick who has an impressive reputation, but won't outshine her.

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** Astounding Woman Man looks for a sidekick who has an impressive reputation, but won't outshine her.him.



* '''Conversed''': "I hope they give Amazing Girl some better plotlines this season. I get tired of seeing a supposedly competent ex-black-op's agent getting captured and tied up by the villains all the time."

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* '''Conversed''': "I hope they give Amazing Girl some better plotlines this season. I get tired of seeing a supposedly competent ex-black-op's ex-black-ops agent getting captured and tied up by the villains all the time."
11th May '16 5:50:25 AM TrailblazerZeno
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* '''Enforced''': "Our primary audience is twelve-year-old boys who want to see the awesome 30 year old dude characters, and Amazing Girl is a 16 year old side kick. She's just there as a sop for the PeripheryDemographic, so don't waste time making her look competent when she can be making the other adult characters look more awesome instead."

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* '''Enforced''': "Our primary audience is twelve-year-old boys who want to see the awesome 30 year old dude Superhero characters, and Amazing Girl is a 16 year old side kick. She's just there as a sop for the PeripheryDemographic, so don't waste time making her look competent when she can be making the other adult characters look more awesome instead."



* '''Exploited''': The BigBad [[BatmanGambit does everything he can to make sure all his/her battles are with Amazing Girl.]] [[TheBadGuyWins So (s)he'll win every time]] & the other heroes won't screw up [[ThePlan his/her plans]].

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* '''Exploited''': The BigBad [[BatmanGambit does everything he they can to make sure all his/her their battles are with Amazing Girl.]] [[TheBadGuyWins So (s)he'll they'll win every time]] & the other heroes won't screw up [[ThePlan his/her their plans]].
11th May '16 5:45:52 AM TrailblazerZeno
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'''Basic Trope''': We are told that a female character is equal or superior to the male ones in combat skills or other action plot-relevant matters, but her actual performance does not bear this out.
* '''Straight''': Amazing Girl has a black belt in karate and is an expert shot, but never gains a clear victory except against {{Mooks}} or a DesignatedGirlFight. The rest of the time, she needs to be bailed out by her male teammates, or scores an assist at best.

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'''Basic Trope''': We are told that a female character is equal or superior to the male ones other characters in combat skills or other action plot-relevant matters, but her actual performance does not bear this out.
* '''Straight''': Amazing Girl has a black belt in karate and is an expert shot, but never gains a clear victory except against {{Mooks}} or a DesignatedGirlFight. The rest of the time, she needs to be bailed out by her male teammates, or scores an assist at best.



** Amazing Girl was raised with the mindset that she shouldn't outshine her male friends, and is subconsciously holding back.

to:

** Amazing Girl was raised with the mindset that she shouldn't outshine her male friends, and is subconsciously holding back.



** Amazing Girl is described as being untrained and less powerful than her male teammates, [[ActionGirl but in actual results turns out to kick just as much butt as them.]]

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** Amazing Girl is described as being untrained and less powerful than her male teammates, [[ActionGirl but in actual results turns out to kick just as much butt as them.]]



* '''Double Subverted''': But the mole was holding back deliberately too, and the male members of the team have to bail her out '''again.'''

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* '''Double Subverted''': But the mole was holding back deliberately too, and the male members of the team have to bail her out '''again.'''



** The female characters are exactly as competent and powerful as you'd expect from their described background.
** There are no ActionGirl-like characters.
* '''Enforced''': "Our primary audience is twelve-year-old boys who want to see the awesome male characters, and Amazing Girl is just there as a sop for the PeripheryDemographic, so don't waste time making her look competent when she can be making the male characters look more awesome instead."

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** The female characters are Amazing Girl is exactly as competent and powerful as you'd expect from their her described background.
** There are no ActionGirl-like characters.
* '''Enforced''': "Our primary audience is twelve-year-old boys who want to see the awesome male 30 year old dude characters, and Amazing Girl is a 16 year old side kick. She's just there as a sop for the PeripheryDemographic, so don't waste time making her look competent when she can be making the male other adult characters look more awesome instead."



** Astounding Man looks for a female sidekick who has an impressive reputation, but won't outshine him.

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** Astounding Man Woman looks for a female sidekick who has an impressive reputation, but won't outshine him.her.



* '''Conversed''': "I hope they give Amazing Girl some better plotlines this season. I get tired of seeing a supposedly competent woman getting captured and tied up by the villains all the time."

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* '''Conversed''': "I hope they give Amazing Girl some better plotlines this season. I get tired of seeing a supposedly competent woman ex-black-op's agent getting captured and tied up by the villains all the time."
19th Aug '15 1:44:50 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Or Amazing Girl was raised with the mindset that she shouldn't outshine her male friends, and is subconsciously holding back.

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** Or Amazing Girl was raised with the mindset that she shouldn't outshine her male friends, and is subconsciously holding back.



** Or maybe [[FakeUltimateHero her "reputation" was just lies]].

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** Or maybe [[FakeUltimateHero her Her "reputation" was just lies]].



** Alternatively, Amazing Girl FamedInStory as a skilled fighter, but is introduced as a GirlyGirl who [[GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies frightens easily]] [[RealWomenDontWearDresses at the first confrontation]]. Then [[MamaBear they hurt]] [[CuteKitten Mr. Fluffers]], and [[BadassAdorable Amazing Girl]] beats them all in a CurbStompBattle.

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** Alternatively, Amazing Girl FamedInStory as a skilled fighter, but is introduced as a GirlyGirl who [[GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies [[FragileFlower frightens easily]] [[RealWomenDontWearDresses easily at the first confrontation]]. Then [[MamaBear they hurt]] hurt [[CuteKitten Mr. Fluffers]], and [[BadassAdorable Amazing Girl]] Girl beats them all in a CurbStompBattle.



** Or there are no ActionGirl-like characters.

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** Or there There are no ActionGirl-like characters.



* '''Exploited''': The BigBad [[BatmanGambit does everything he can to make sure all his/her battles are with Amazing Girl.]] [[TheBadGuyWins So (s)he'll win every time]] & [[AllAccordingToPlan the other heroes won't screw up]] [[ThePlan his/her plans]].

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* '''Exploited''': The BigBad [[BatmanGambit does everything he can to make sure all his/her battles are with Amazing Girl.]] [[TheBadGuyWins So (s)he'll win every time]] & [[AllAccordingToPlan the other heroes won't screw up]] up [[ThePlan his/her plans]].



* '''Deconstructed''': Amazing Girl's constant failure to live up to her potential causes her self-confidence to erode, further worsening her ineptness. Even the other members of her team finally notice that she's not really contributing to battles and needs constant rescuing, resulting in her being kicked out of the group.
* '''Reconstructed''': It turns out that Amazing Girl's function as TheHeart of the team actually has a purpose, as the group turns into a fractious mess of backbiting and petty feuds without her to smooth things over. The team begs Amazing Girl to come back; in her downtime, she's been training/got a power boost, and is allowed one CrowningMomentOfAwesome at her return...before status quo kicks in and she returns to faux territory.

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* '''Deconstructed''': Amazing Girl's constant failure to live up to her potential and reputation causes her self-confidence to erode, further worsening her ineptness. Even the other members of her team finally notice that she's not really contributing to battles and needs constant rescuing, resulting in her being kicked out of the group.
* '''Reconstructed''': It turns out that Amazing Girl's function as TheHeart of the team actually has a purpose, as the group turns into a fractious mess of backbiting and petty feuds without her to smooth things over. The team begs Amazing Girl to come back; in her downtime, she's been training/got a power boost, and is allowed one CrowningMomentOfAwesome at her return...before status quo kicks in and she returns to faux territory. She decides to shift into something less action-y.
1st Jul '15 2:08:28 PM krimzonflygon2
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** Amazing Girl is an adrenaline junkie who quickly grew bored with [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly smashing]] the rank-and-file mooks, so she tried a different approach: [[InHarmsWay letting them defeat and capture her for the hero to save]], getting her 'fix' as she watches the death-trap inch closer to killing her as the hero races the clock. Put her up against an opponent who can match her skill, and she'll gleefully jump into combat, with varying results.

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** Amazing Girl is an adrenaline junkie who quickly grew bored with [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly smashing]] the rank-and-file mooks, so [[ItAmusedMe just for kicks]] she tried a different approach: [[InHarmsWay letting lets them defeat and capture her for the hero to save]], save at one point]], getting her 'fix' as she watches the death-trap inch closer to killing her as the hero races the clock. Put her up against an opponent who can match her skill, and she'll gleefully jump into combat, with varying results.
10th Jun '15 4:02:43 PM krimzonflygon2
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** Amazing Girl is an AdrenalineJunkie who quickly grew bored with [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly smashing]] the rank-and-file mooks, so she tried a different approach: letting them defeat and capture her for the hero to save, getting her 'fix' as she watches the death-trap inch closer to killing her as the hero races the clock. Put her up against an opponent who can match her skill, and she'll gleefully jump into combat, with varying results.

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** Amazing Girl is an AdrenalineJunkie adrenaline junkie who quickly grew bored with [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly smashing]] the rank-and-file mooks, so she tried a different approach: [[InHarmsWay letting them defeat and capture her for the hero to save, save]], getting her 'fix' as she watches the death-trap inch closer to killing her as the hero races the clock. Put her up against an opponent who can match her skill, and she'll gleefully jump into combat, with varying results.
10th Jun '15 4:01:51 PM krimzonflygon2
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** Amazing Girl is an AdrenalineJunkie who quickly grew bored with [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly smashing]] the rank-and-file mooks, so she tried a different approach: letting them defeat and capture her for the hero to save, getting her 'fix' as she watches the death-trap inch closer to killing her as the hero races the clock. Put her up against an opponent who can match her skill, and she'll gleefully jump into combat, with varying results.
21st Feb '14 2:34:35 PM SKJAM
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* '''Parodied''': The bad guys all want to fight Amazing Girl, because they know she's an easy victory.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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The bad guys all want to fight Amazing Girl, because they know she's an easy victory.victory.
** The writers have characters mention NoodleIncident after Noodle Incident where Amazing Girl did awesome things, supposedly between last episode and this one.
18th Feb '14 3:19:27 PM VPhantom
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'''Basic Trope''': We are told that a female character is equal or superior to the male ones in combat skills or other action plot-relevant matters, but their actual performance does not bear this out.

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'''Basic Trope''': We are told that a female character is equal or superior to the male ones in combat skills or other action plot-relevant matters, but their her actual performance does not bear this out.
18th Feb '14 2:51:57 PM SKJAM
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'''Basic Trope''': A female character who acts like or suppose to be an ActionGirl, but in reality isn't.

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'''Basic Trope''': A We are told that a female character who acts like is equal or suppose superior to be an ActionGirl, the male ones in combat skills or other action plot-relevant matters, but in reality isn't. their actual performance does not bear this out.
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