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->'''Plutarch''': We had to save you because you're the mockingjay, Katniss. While you live, the revolution lives.
->[narration] The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames. I am the mockingjay. The one that survived despite the Capitol's plans. The symbol of the rebellion.
-->-- ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Catching Fire]]''

Jeanne d'Archétype is a fictional character inspired by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Arc Saint Joan]] [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc of Arc]].[[note]]Spelled "Jeanne d'Arc" in her native French, if you couldn't figure it out.[[/note]] This can incorporate various elements of the historical Joan's story. This character is AlwaysFemale, usually young, often an ActionGirl, and often of humble origin. Her devotion to a religion, her country, or simply a desire to protect her loved ones causes her to assume an active role in liberating the oppressed from an overbearing force, eventually becoming not only a respected leader, but also a living symbol and a reminder of just how unjust the oppressors are if they bring out the warrior [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass in the most unlikely of people]]. Therefore, her example directly inspires many otherwise ordinary people to follow in her footsteps and join the same cause.

Realizing her importance, it is highly likely her enemies will eventually exploit her own HonorBeforeReason to lure her into a trap and subject to a public trial and execution. This, of course, is bound to backfire, as even past her untimely death, her movement will live on [[InspirationalMartyr as her martyrdom drives them to more zealous and inspirational levels]] up to veneration as a [[MessianicArchetype larger-than-life Divine Figure]], sometimes complete with the title "Saint" or [[CrystalDragonJesus any other equivalent]].

She may also crossdress, [[HearingVoices experience supernatural voices or visions]], wear heavy armor, be a farm girl, join the military, or be persecuted and martyred. Extra points for suffering a CruelAndUnusualDeath such as being burned at the stake. (Especially if even ''that'' involves voluntary martyrdom.)

May also overlap with SweetPollyOliver, LadyOfWar, or ChurchMilitant.

A subtrope of MagneticHero. Compare & contrast MessianicArchetype, YoungConqueror, AChildShallLeadThem.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'''s Iron Maiden Jeanne is the WellIntentionedExtremist kid-leader of the [[ChurchMilitant X-LAWS]], her guardian spirit is [[PhysicalGod Shamash]], and she eventually gets [[KillItWithFire incinerated]]. Her "Iron Maiden" [[GoodThingYouCanHeal regenerates any and all damage she takes]]. It does put her out of meaningful action for the rest of the series, though.)
* The anime series ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne,'' in fact Joan of Arc was directly referenced in the series.
* ''Anime/SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'': In one of the earlier arcs, as the cast is travelling across France, they find a woman called Joan of Arc is leading a rebellion to overthrow the tyrant ruling over her country.
* Farnese in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is kind of presented like this at first: girl on a holy mission who fights (sometimes). Thing is, she's actually revealed to have no combat skill whatsoever (women being at the head of the order for symbolic purposes), the voices she hears actually come from demons (Joan of Arc's enemies accused her of this), and she's a pyromaniac. She eventually becomes an actual witch under the tutelage of the resident CuteWitch of Guts's party.
* Jeanne Francaix in ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' (Dana Sterling in ''{{Anime/Robotech}}''),
* ''Manga/FairyTail'''s Erza Scarlet has this in her {{backstory}}, a young girl leading slaves to freedom with her newfound magic powers. It is even specifically referenced in the chapter title of the manga.
* [[LadyOfWar Lady Oscar]] from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' has shades of this.
* In the wider ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' canon, [[http://wikimon.net/Darcmon Darcmon]] is an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] {{mon}} specifically based on Jeanne. Her appearance in the film ''Anime/DigimonFrontier: Revival of the Ancient Digimon'', however, is a subversion: [[spoiler:Darcmon is one of the disguises used by the villain, [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Murmukusmon]]]].
* ''Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally'' puts a bit of MindScrew on this. Initially C.C. is portrayed as being the actual [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc Jeanne D'Arc]], but later we find out that the real Jeanne cut a Geass emblem into C.C. and positioned her as a witch, then C.C. aided Britannia in capturing Jeanne, who at her [[BurnTheWitch burning]] cursed C.C., who was also burned as a witch.
* Esther Blanchett of ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' was something like this in the light novels. She was the young orphan-novice who acted as the brave cross-dressing leader of the partisans in István and later on was hailed as ''Lady Saint''. However, [[spoiler: she turns out to be really the long lost heir of Albion and becomes Queen]], subverting this.
* UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc herself shows up in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''... for about five seconds. Plus she's only listed as 'that girl', though it's obvious who the girl is. Fandom, however, has taken the concept of France/Jeanne and run wild with it. [[spoiler: In volume four of the published manga (and the fifth anime season), France meets a young girl named Lisa, who ''might'' be a reincarnated Jeanne.]]
** Interestingly, the few seen of Jeanne tends to avert the common stereotypes. She wears a breastplate and is an ActionGirl, okay, but she has short hair like in history (most D'Archetypes [[LongHairIsFeminine are longhaired]]), doesn't use a BattleBallgown, and she tells France [[{{Tsundere}} "I'm not doing this for you!"]]
* Joan of Arc is, well, UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc's clone in the series ''Manga/AfterschoolCharisma''. It's questionable whether she has visions or not since she does spend a lot of time staring into a mirror. She plans on pseudo-sacrificing herself (mimicking being burned at the stake, of course) in order to break the chains of destiny and hopefully live past her original's age of nineteen.
* Sephiria Arks, the LadyOfWar from ''Manga/BlackCat''. She leads a special military unit of assassins, is ridiculously skilled at using a sword, and her last name is probably a homage to Joan d'Arc.
* In Kouta Hirano's ''Manga/{{Drifters}}'' Joan is an AxCrazy OmnicidalManiac. [[spoiler: Until she falls into a well.]]
* In the manga version of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', Chrono calls the main character Rosette Christopher "a modern-day Joan of Arc" in an attempt to cheer her up. She does fit some of the trope--a girl from humble origins who becomes a ChurchMilitant ActionGirl for a noble cause (saving her brother Joshua from a demon)--but her personality is a loud, HotBlooded IdiotHero that swears like a sailor and has a bad habit of [[DestructiveSavior causing as much damage as she manages to prevent]].
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has the last Sankt Kaiser, Olivie Sägebrecht. She was a young girl who found herself thrust into the position of leadership during a time of war before eventually dying for her goal to end the fighting, leading to others following her cause and ensure that her sacrifice was not in vain. In her case, her legend shot past sainthood and went straight to godhood as she's currently worshiped as the [[CrystalDragonJesus Christ-like figure]] of the [[SaintlyChurch Saint Church]], the most prominent religion in TheMultiverse.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' features a cameo of Jeanne during a flashback, where it is revealed that [[spoiler:[[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy she herself was]] a MagicalGirl. (Alongside like Cleopatra, Queen Himiko, maybe even ''Anne Frank'', etc.) Goddess!Madoka appears to Jeanne when she's about to be burned at the stake, holding her Soul Gem in her hands; this implies that, instead of being executed, Jeanne AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence thanks to Madoka.]]
** And a SpinOff entitled ''Manga/PuellaMagiTartMagica: The Legend of Jeanne d'Arc'' began serialization in November 2013.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', Sherry [=LeBlanc=] is a French, blond BikerBabe and uses a knight-themed deck based of Joan of Arc. Her [[CoolBike D-Wheel]] "[[GratuitousGerman Sturm und Drang]]" resembles a horse, fitting to her knight theme and her horse monsters. Her first duel with Yusei invokes even SamusIsAGirl. [[spoiler:After her FaceHeelTurn, she uses illusions and even a witch monster.]]
* Jeanne d'Arc in ''Anime/RageOfBahamutGenesis'' plays this trope extremely straight. Born a simple peasant girl in a remote village, after hearing the voice of the gods, she is now the leader of the Orleans Knights armed with the legendary spear Maltet. Then again, in this series, the gods definitely exist and regularly appear and speak to humans, [[spoiler: including a ''certain'' demon who makes Jeanne cross the DespairEventHorizon as she's burning at the stake, driving her to a FaceHeelTurn.]]
* ''Joan'' (''Jeanne/Jehanne'' in France) by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (of ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin'' fame among others), starts off with Joan of Arc's actual execution. The manga's volumes though focus on a young girl following in - and mirroring - Joan's footsteps in medieval France.
* In ''Anime/NobunagaTheFool'', a reincarnation of her appears named Jeanne ''Kaguya'' D'Arc.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Artesia}}'' is described by the author as a pagan Joan of Arc.
* Joan Dark (yep, obvious name there), aka the Maid, of the ''ComicBook/TopTen'' of 1949.
* The Comicbook/{{Witchblade}} was supposedly once worn by Joan.
* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'': Every century has its Jenny, representing the driving force of society at the time. One of them Jenny Crusade in a musketeer outfit.

[[folder: Film - Animated]]
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' has a lot of the elements, despite being based on a ''Chinese'' legend a thousand years older. Maybe Joan of Arc isn't so much the TropeMaker as the TropeCodifier.

[[folder: Film - Live Action]]
* In the extra features on ''Film/HardCandy'', when asked which historical figure her character was most like Ellen Page responded "Joan of Arc." Though Joan likely never [[spoiler: tortured people or made them hang themselves]].
* Princess Leia of ''Film/StarWars'' might almost qualify except her down to Earth and snarky personality makes it an uneasy fit.
* Sarah Connor from the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise has aspects of this.
* In ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'', Snow White is given the Joan of Arc treatment in many ways. She acts as a symbol of resistance to a foreign usurper, fights in plate armour, and is considered something of a living saint.
* When asked to describe Katniss Everdeen of ''Film/TheHungerGames'', actress Jennifer Lawrence replied, "She's a futuristic Joan of Arc." Her co-star Donald Sutherland also compared Katniss to Joan. What clinches her role as Jeanne D'Archetype, however, is probably the whole "Girl on Fire" image which Katniss is given.
* Rita Vratski from ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow''. ActionGirl? Check. [[DesignatedHero Inspirational?]] Check. [[HearingVoices Prophetic visions?]] Check. [[PoweredArmor Heavy armor?]] Check. HairOfGold? Check. She even has a similar nickname. Compare [[RedBaron 'The Angel of Verdun']] with Joan of Arc's 'The Maid of Orléans.' And Verdun is located in Lorraine, Joan's native province. The comparison is confirmed by WordOfGod.
* Actually deconstructed in Luc Besson's film [[Film/TheMessengerTheStoryOfJoanOfArc about the lady herself]]. According to the film, such a character would likely be more like Willard in ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. It's thought that the real Joan was bipolar or schizophrenic - an interpretation this film goes with.
* In ''Film/CloudAtlas'', Sonmi~451 becomes this for the oppressed classes of futuristic Korea, especially after the [[spoiler: death of her beloved]].

* D'joan/Joan in the Creator/CordwainerSmith story "The Dead Lady of Clown Town," although she's more of a nonviolent revolutionary with religious overtones than a warrior.
* Ursula from the ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Slaves to Darkness]]'' trilogy managed to lead the fractured armies of the Empire to face the Chaos Warriors of the Norse in their own homeland. This led to an retaliatory invasion that nearly destroyed Kislev, but hey... What is interesting about her is that her possession of the legendary blade Ulfshard, the weapon of one of [[FounderOfTheKingdom Sigmar Unberogen]]'s own contemporaries, actually gave her a claim to the contested throne of the Sigmarite Empire in a time where every Elector Count was at the other's throat for the position. Various Counts attempted to leverage her in their own ways to gain power, which is ultimately the reason why her crusade against the Norse even happened. She spent her last days anonymously in a small convent, too. So consider her a {{Deconstruction}}.
* Saint Sabbat in the Literature/GauntsGhosts novel ''Sabbat Martyr'' has an origin story that is quite Joan of Arc-like (young farm girl with divine visions becomes a charismatic military leader and is eventually martyred.)
* "Wazzer" in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'': dresses like a man [[spoiler: like everyone else in the regiment]] and receives visions from the spirit of the Duchess, a kind of spiritual protector/Virgin Mary figure for [[{{Ruritania}} their country]]. But she also [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructs]] the trope, as she is not very good in a fight -- unless you insult the Duchess -- and seriously creeps out most of the other members of her regiment. Polly theorizes that Wazzer's abusive past caused her, somewhere along the line, to just snap.
* Paks from ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion'' has aspects of this.
* Mina of the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}} War of Souls'' trilogy is a subversion -- she's very much the traditional image of Joan (teenage girl who is nonethless a deadly warrior and an incredibly inspiring leader on a mission from God), except that the voice she hears is actually that of [[HijackedByGanon the setting's traditional Big Bad]]. Mina, however, has no real idea that she's evil's tool and believes she's this trope played straight.
** Laurana in the original ''Chronicles'' trilogy fits the trope very well. She never intended to be a leader, but after being incomparably badass at the High Clerist's Tower she found herself in command of the Knights of Solamnia and the armies of Palanthas.
* In the ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad]]'', Princess [=CeNedra=] takes up the role of figurehead for the army of her husband while he's off fulfilling prophecies and such, mostly to make a lot of noise and distract the bad guys. She may not actually BE the Jeanne d'Archétype, but she presents herself as this to her army, and plays the role to the hilt. She even goes so far as to have gold armor made (too thin to actually be protective, so she can actually move with it on) which... exaggerates her pettanko frame, to the gripes of the armorsmith tasked with making it.
* Ash, in Creator/MaryGentle's ''Literature/AshASecretHistory'', is very much this archetype in some ways, as a female military leader in the fifteenth century who hears voices. Unlike her in other ways; she's not very religious, for instance.
* After she [[spoiler: kills [[EvilOverlord the Lord Ruler]]]], the people start to view Vin of ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' as something akin to this. Vin, who thinks of herself as little more than a magic-using [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]], is more than a little disturbed by the whole thing.
%%* Shakuntala in the Literature/BelisariusSeries.
* ''Holding the Zero'', a novel by Gerald Seymour set in a Kurdish revolution against Saddam Hussein led by a teenage girl. She's shown to inspire several protagonists, but her entire revolution is a result of Kurdish and Western power politics -- when the CIA and SIS pull out of the operation, most of her army runs for the hills except for a handful of loyal supporters, and she ends up being shot by the main protagonist (a British marksman) as she's about to be hanged by the Iraquis.
* Katniss Everdeen from the ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' is a deconstruction. She's an ActionGirl from humble origins who stands up to oppression to protect a loved one and becomes a beacon of hope for the rebellion. However, off camera she's actually a pragmatic survivor who [[NotInThisForYourRevolution never really cared about the rebel cause]] and is in it solely to protect her family. Later on when she starts having visions it's a result of trauma, drug addiction, and possible brain damage rather than any divine inspiration.
* Kanya Chirathivat in ''Literature/TheWindupGirl'', including the HearingVoices (she's followed around by the DeadpanSnarker ghost of her superior, whom she betrayed, and eventually takes on his CowboyCop role) and the nationalist inspiration to fight against foreigners (in this case {{megacorp}}orations).
* Sonmi~451 becomes this in ''Literature/CloudAtlas'' for the oppressed peoples of futuristic Korea.
* The novel ''Literature/TheBookOfJoan'' is a SpeculativeFiction revision of the Joan of Arc story. Joan is a young French woman who discovers she has powers stemming from the natural world and wages global war against the imperialist Jean d'Men. She is captured and burned at the stake as an eco-terrorist, becoming a martyr to her followers and a legend to all [[spoiler:(although it turns out she escaped burning and is still undermining d'Men in hiding)]].
* ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' features the ''actual'' Jeanne d'Arc, who incorporates most, if not all, of her real life counterpart's character traits. Her farmer upbringing is held into account even when all Servants that materialised into the present world all receive comprehensive knowledge of the setting and the various mythos that exist in the era; it's represented by her frustration on a [[EverybodyHatesMathematics math homework]]. Of course, she is summoned as the mediator of the Holy Grail War, with absurdly strong powers and stats to boot. She also [[ImprobableWeaponUser uses her banner as an actual weapon]], either rolled up as a kind of lance, or unfurled to [[BarrierWarrior create a shield]].

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'' is an odd case, since it clearly references Joan of Arc but avoids many of the usual elements, apart from having a young girl carrying out missions from God as the protagonist.
* ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'' was loosely based on Joan, with Jay being urged to help people by strange voices -- in her case, from inanimate models/pictures of animals.
* Ambassador Delenn in ''Series/BabylonFive'' is an obvious example, being a mystically inclined woman who uses her charisma to lead in battle against a great enemy and inspires devotion and heroism in her followers. However she is a high class woman rather then a peasant girl.
* ''Joan of Montreal'', a one woman comedy special featuring Brigitte Gall, tells the story of a young French-Canadian woman chosen by God to defeat the English by being goalie for the Montreal Canadiens in the last game of the Stanley Cup Final.
* Subverted by [[TheFundamentalist Pennsatucky]] in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' who sees herself as this but isn't. Another inmate even calls her out on this.

[[folder: Music]]
* The music video for Music/KatyPerry's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS7f5xpGYn8 "Hey Hey Hey"]] has Katy as a UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette-like figure having to deal with all the restrictions of aristocratic life, until she comes across a book about Jeanne D'Arc. Cue her [[ImagineSpot imagining herself]] as Jeanne fighting against the parts she dislikes (such as [[OfCorsetHurts corsets]], being forced to be delicate, and [[AbhorrentAdmirer disgusting suitors]]). She is executed when she finally has enough, but [[spoiler:her Jeanne alter-ego comes out to avenge herself.]]

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* [[Characters/Warhammer40000Sororitas The Sisters of Battle]] of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' in general are modeled off of Jeanne d'Arc (note the fleur-de-lys for one thing), but the Living Saint makes it obvious.
* Repanse de Lyonesse from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''.
* Several characters in the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game are based off of Jeanne d'Arc either in name or appearance, most notably St. Joan and Guardian Angel Joan.
* Lady Jehanne in ''Warlord''.
* Red Phoenix from ''TabletopGame/SilverAgeSentinels'' is a MagicWarrior whose origins may hint a connection to the actual Joan of Arc.
* Female paladins in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and its spinoffs often share in this trope to varying degrees.
* Iomedae from ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' is essentially Jeanne d'Arc deified: a LawfulGood goddess of honor and [[WarGod battle]] who ascended to divinity after leading several successful crusades against evil as a mortal. After her patron god Aroden died, it was she who [[TakeUpMySword picked up his banner]], by repatriating his followers into her congregation and leading them into battle against the [[TheLegionsOfHell demonic invasion from the newly-opened Worldwound]].
* The sci-fi miniatures wargame ''TabletopGame/{{Infinity}}'' takes this a step further, in that it has Jeanne d'Arc herself as a character that can be fielded. In reality, it isn't the ''actual'' Jeanne d'Arc (the actual warrior, for example, wasn't wearing PoweredArmor) but is a "recreation" of her designed by the super-AI AELPH to serve as a battlefield commander for the armies of [=PanOceania=], along with countless other {{Historical Domain Character}}s.
** Some historical minis wargames do allow you to field the actual Jeanne (or at least a tin figure representing her)
* Jeanne d'Arc is an actual NPC in ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}}'', where she is a powerful time traveler who serves as a one-woman security force by calling in herself from other points in the timeline. Even more bad-ass, she knows her fate is to be martyred in France, and accepts it blithely, ready to head back when the time comes. ItMakesSenseInContext, as the [=PCs=] themselves are also time-travelers.

* "You Can't Keep a Good Girl Down" from ''Sally'' has a refrain beginning "I wish I could be like Joan of Arc."
* Joan of Arc (here called Joan la Pucelle) is a major character in [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]'s early history ''Theatre/HenryVIPart1''. In this incarnation she forgoes the crossdressing, sadly, but claims to be a holy virgin conscripted by God to aid the French king and kick the English out of France. To prove her worth, she defeats the king in single combat (prompting him to fall madly in love with her) and goes on to soundly defeat the English troops whenever she encounters them, becoming a saint to the French and a witch-warrior to the English. Of course, since this a play written by a 16th century Brit, [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade the latter view is proven true]]: one of her final scenes reveals that the jealous accusations of the English have actually been correct--she has been consorting with demons for her power and lying about her divine mission, although she is motivated by a genuine desire to help her country. She is subsequently captured and burned at the stake by the English.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Age of Ishtaria'': Jeanne d'Arc, Maid of Orleans.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'': Jeanne is based on Jeanne d'Arc, or is her -- They share the same birthday.
* ''Captain Heroes: Pirate Hunt'' has Joan of Arc, who is betrayed by her king and accused of being a witch. She is loyal to the Goddess who saved her from execution.
* ''Crusaders Quest'': Joan of Arc, Steel Knight and warrior.
* ''Elphis Adventure'': The player can visit the Jeanne d'Arc era.
* ''Fantasica'': D. Jeanne, Jeannine and Joan fit this archetype, among several armored knights.
* ''Girls X Battle'': Joan is a commander, admired by the Valkyries.
* ''[=HellFire: The Summoning=]'': Joan of Arc, who was burned at the stake.
* Obviously the story of ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'' is based very closely on the actual story of Joan of Arc, but with many additions and imaginings (like a magic gauntlet that transformed her into a valkyrie, for example).
* Likewise, ''VideoGame/LaPucelle'' is another game with a Joan-like heroine, and is also named after one of her titles (French for "The Maiden"). Though Prier is a little more selfish than most archetypes, and her story may take a [[HeWhoFightsMonsters horrendously wrong direction]]. If you allow the dark energy on a stage to build up, a portal into the Dark World eventually forms. If Prier kills a significant number of demon lords and overlords while in the Dark World, she eventually gathers so much demonic energy that she becomes an overlord herself. (Interestingly enough, this event does not end the game, which also makes Prier the first canon example of a [[DarkIsNotEvil non-evil Demon Overlord]], as well.)
* In ''Legendary: Game of Heroes'', Joan appears as Defiant Joan, Visionary Joan and Joan of Arc.
* ''Legend of the Cryptids'': Empyrean Ruler Artesia, likely based on ''ComicBook/{{Artesia}}'', the pagan Joan of Arc.
* Joanna Dark of ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' was named after Joan of Arc. She also wears TwentyFourHourArmor and is an ImprobableAge (the best agent the CI has at 23). Oh, and she saves the world [[spoiler: from hostile aliens]].
* ''VideoGame/PuzzleAndDragons'': A dragon princess, Holy Hour Dragon Knight, Jeanne d'Arc.
* Monica of ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion''. Yggdra herself, as her title is La Pucelle.
* In a way, [[LadyOfWar The Boss]] from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'', although she's older than the usual examples. However, during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII she became a military leader at an early age, she fought for her country, and [[spoiler:once the truth about her [[FakeDefector fake defection]] comes out, she can be seen as a martyr.]]
* Janne from ''VideoGame/WorldHeroes'', actually supposed to be a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Joan herself in-story.
* Charlotte Marie Colde from ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''.
* ''Spirit Stones'': Joanne, a warrior.
* Chris Lightfellow from ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII''.
* Micaiah in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''. She is named the [[MysticalWhiteHair Silver-Haired Maiden]], she leads LaResistance, she's the one to find the lost heir to the throne, and everyone, enemies included, agrees that she's the one the people of her country will follow to the death, rather than the king. [[spoiler: And Micaiah becomes the Queen of Daein in the end... though if she wanted to, she could've claimed her right to the ''Empire of Beignon'' instead. (Her little sister Sanaki remains Empress, however.)]]
* In ''Goddess: Primal Chaos'', formerly ''Heroes of Chaos'' and ''Primal Chaos'', Joan of Arc is in the city of Canossa, the last refuge of humans.
* In the MMORPG ''VideoGame/AtlanticaOnline'', one can hire a Lady Knight mercenary, whose final upgrade is Jeanne d'Arc (or Joan of Arc). She is a sword type and is an extremely good tank.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2'''s Saskia the Dragon Slayer fits this trope to a tee at first glance, a peasant girl who had by all accounts slain a dragon and is much beloved by the common folk who leads a peasant uprising, and helps to defend the city of Vergen from an invading army. She dreams of creating a queendom where humans, elves and dwarves live together as equals. An uncommonly noble goal in the CrapsackWorld of the Witcherverse (whether she is successful or not varies depending on your game choices). But there is a twist... [[spoiler: She is not actually a dragonslayer, she is an actual dragon, able to assume human form. The whole Dragonslayer story was cooked up by an elvish rebel named Iorveth, to help endear her to the people. Why she feels the need to fight for the common folk is a bit unclear, but perhaps she just felt the humans were doing it wrong and decided to show them how do to it right.]]
* Jeyne Kassynder of ''VideoGame/DungeonSiege III'', who in the backstory riled up the populace against the 10th Legion in order to avenge the slain King, [[spoiler:her father]], and exterminated them. However she's actually the BigBad of the game since the main characters are attempting to rebuild the Legion.
* The "Sword Magess" from ''VideoGame/WildArms2'' was obviously based on Joan, from being chosen by a divine being (a wolf) to save her world, to having her humble family become nobility after her death.
* Emilia Nighthaven from ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic IV'', who goes from a glassblower's child to the Queen of Great Arcan during the course of the Order campaign.
* ''VideoGame/RageOfBahamut'': Jeanne D'Arc wields a spear and can evolve to Holy Maiden Jeanne D'Arc and Jeanne D'Arc the Righteous.
* Byakuren Hijiri from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. A religious figure, is/was persecuted[[note]]being an immortal she can't be a martyr[[/note]], has a fanatical cult following, and is thrust into a conflict greater than herself. [[BlackMagic She's not exactly "holy", though]]. She in turn was inspired by Japanese religious concepts and old legends, and is actually based on a HistoricalDomainCharacter herself.
* Jeanne d'Arc is a reoccuring demon in the Megami Tensei series.
* Joan herself appears in several Creator/{{Koei}} games, debuting in ''VideoGame/BladeStormTheHundredYearsWar'', and later appearing in the MassiveMultiplayerCrossover game [[VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi Warriors Orochi 3]].
* Sophitia from ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'' is given a mission from her god, Hephaestus, to destroy Soul Edge (she only half-succeeds). In the Dreamcast game, her third costume is in heavy armor, greatly resembling most depictions of Joan.
** Hilde, who debuts in the fourth game, fits the description even more; in fact, she seems to have been specifically designed for this role. (If anything, she's the only female in the game who is always fully armored and thus avoids the {{Stripperific}} Trope that the others do, unless a player undresses her in Character Creation mode.)
* With the ''Sons of Abraham'' {{DLC}} active, Christian lords in the latter years of ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' can encounter an event chain that's based on Joan of Arc's life, with a female character with strong martial abilities showing up at your court (and she's exempt from the usual prohibitions on women leading armies and functioning as councilors in your court). You can either let the legend play out, or [[EarnYourHappyEnding attempt to]] [[DefiedTrope defy]] the historical outcome and allow her to continue to live and serve, though in either case her life can be cut short by the whims of the game engine, [[AnyoneCanDie just like any other character]].
* ''Tale Seeker'': Joan of Arc is one the characters the player can meet.
* ''Valkyrie Crusade'': Jeanne D'Arc can evolve to Atalanta.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Warlords of Draenor'' introduces a draenei named Yrel, who starts as a naïve priestess but steps up to become a heroic paladin when the Iron Horde begins to attack her people.
** An older example can be found in High General Brigitte Abbendis, leader of the Scarlet Onslaught in ''Wrath of the Lich King.'' Abbendis had many of the Joan of Arc features such as being a warrior lady, leader of a crusade and fervently religious; in the Death Knight starter quests we see [[http://www.wowwiki.com/The_Diary_of_High_General_Abbendis documents]] that describe her as being struck by holy visions and hearing voices. Unfortunately, the 'holy' visions and voices are actually [[http://www.wowwiki.com/Mal%27Ganis sent by a demon,]] and the Scarlet Onslaught is composed of genocidal zealots.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' has Amanda Valenciano Libre, the defacto leader of a Sandinista cell who becomes one of Snake/Big Boss' allies. But it's not until later on in the game that she truly takes up the mantle of being ''Commandante'', to the point of Snake explicitly comparing her to Joan of Arc.
* ''VideoGame/BaldursGateSiegeOfDragonspear'' features someone called the Shining Lady, a warrior who came from nowhere and leads something which she calls a crusade. She's also said to have DivineParentage.
* ZigZagged by Iovara, a.k.a. the WalkingSpoiler, in ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity''. On the one hand, [[spoiler:she was a charismatic leader who rose from humble origins to lead LaResistance against the encroaching Engwithian missionaries and, later, against the Inquisition, but was betrayed by one of her supposed allies, had defied a KangarooCourt, and was executed for heresy and apostasy in a particularly gruesome manner. On the other hand, where Saint Joan claimed to have been guided by God and was VindicatedByHistory, Iovara defied the gods (in a setting where their existence is undisputed) and was [[UnPerson posthumously erased from all history books]] by her enemies]].
* Terra from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Victimised for being an Esper (which gives her supernatural abilities, including the protection of ''FF6'''s GrandpaGod version of Ramuh), she ends up as a leading and icon of the Returners fighting against the Empire that had tortured her, such that fighting against the Empire is fighting for Terra's right not to be enslaved.
* The ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' version of Jeanne d'Arc is a fearless military leader of Orleans who joins the party because she believes the TeamPet is someone she saw in a vision who told her she would save the world. [[spoiler:Eventually she goes under the DespairEventHorizon and becomes corrupted into her Dark version as she led her troops into a massacre while going after corrupt nobles. She later has a ShesBack moment, becoming good again and kicks the ass of the [[EldritchAbomination Otherworldly Beings]] who corrupted her, fulfilling her vision of saving the world.]]
* In the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series, the prophet Andraste combines the Joan of Arc trope (a woman of humble beginnings chosen by a god to lead an uprising against an oppressive foreign occupation, eventually getting burned at the stake) with elements of the Jesus narrative (both divine and human, preaching a gospel that created a church and taken into Heaven to reign at God's side) and Mohammed's life story (using military might to overthrow a polytheistic religious establishment and replace it with her own monotheistic one).
* In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', Jeanne from ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' can be summoned. She also ends up gaining two counterparts: a clone created by Gilles de Rais that acts the was he remembered her (rude, defiant, has the short hair historical Jeanne had), and a younger, more idealistic version of her made by magic that fulfilled one of the original Jeanne's childhood dreams.

[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* Saber from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is actually a very straight example. She is an expert swordswoman, was born humble but became the leader of her people, pretended to be male, and even eventually died because she was betrayed by her people. It's often the first guess as to her true identity. Of course, that's assuming she's based on a female hero...[[spoiler:which she's not. She is in fact a [[GenderFlip Gender Flipped]] King Arthur, Arturia Pendragon.]] In ''LightNovel/FateZero'' she actually ''is'' mistaken for Jeanne d'Arc by a character who was Jeanne's contemporary: [[spoiler: the Caster of that Holy Grail War, who once was Jeanne's companion Gilles de Rais.]]

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* In life, Jeanne of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', a French LadyOfWar, and [[spoiler:human sacrifice]] in the early days of the court. Now she's a ghost stranded on the shore of the river who is "beyond even the Guide's reach."
* {{Subverted|Trope}} and possibly {{deconstructed|Trope}} with Jone (sic) Half-Orc in ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic''. Jone starts as a sympathetic young character with humble origins who just turns out to be a natural fighter and on a mission from the orc-god Gruumsh; it's too bad that her eventual army of followers consists of self-deluded fanatics (including a self-styled prophetess "interpreting" Jone's wishes as she sees fit, since their savior-figure is unfortunately mute) and that Jone herself gets so caught up in her "crusade" that she ultimately ends up going AxCrazy beyond redemption. Probably would've helped if Gruumsh hadn't given all of his potential "chosen ones" for the mission a daemonic SuperPoweredEvilSide.
* In ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis'', Joan is rescued from her execution by Cassie and Matt (with a little help from a DecoyGetaway). She now lives in the present time as Joan Arquette. The storyline begins [[http://www.timeslikethis.com/?id=347 here.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheWolfAtWestonCourt'' Nova recounts the harrowing tale of Lira Nelson, who freed the Faeries from Dwarven oppression and is depicted with short dark hair.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Pucelle of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. She's really a {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion, because she sees herself as a Joan of Arc figure and pushes toward that image, while irritating the heck out of her dormmates and classmates.
* A rare genderflipping of this trope would be [[MeaningfulName Jaune Arc]] of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', who is a male character [[WorldOfActionGirls in a primarily Action Girl cast]], uses a sword and shield, and is hinted to possibly be the leader of his team (revealed via ForegoneConclusion). The joke is that he's a far better leader than a fighter, since he was crafty enough to lie his way into [[WorldOfBadass Beacon Academy]] but didn't have the training to back it up (much like how the real Jeanne was an ActualPacifist constantly running a WoundedGazelleGambit on her own soldiers). [[UnskilledButStrong He DOES have the strength and weaponry to chop the heads off giant bears, but he has a long way to go before he can actually be a true Huntsman]].
* Mélisande of ''Literature/MaleRising'' was this to the people of Rwanda. Caught up in the conflicts of the Congo during the Great War, she fled eastwards to the African Great Lakes and absorbed many kinds of beliefs and practices along the way, including ingesting psychoactive plants. Leading an army of followers, she deposed the king of Rwanda and instituted a peasant-herder commonwealth with her as a wandering Prophet-Queen.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'': Supervirus Daemon, far and away the most powerful Virus on the net, appears as a petite holy warrior with a soft French accent who preaches a gospel of peace and tolerance. Her infection causes [[{{Glamour}} people to love her completely]] and [[CompellingVoice follow her every word]] [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul willingly and happily]]. [[spoiler: She even becomes a "martyr", as instead of being defeated she merely [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning dies at a pre-coded time to]] [[OmnicidalManiac put the entire net on a sixty-second count-down to its own oblivion]].]]
* Comically subverted on ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'', where the Joan of Arc clone is an angsty goth chick. In one episode, she thinks she hears the voice of God telling her to spread His word, but [[spoiler: it's actually a radio station she's picking up through her braces.]]