Action Girl / Theatre

  • Aida. While the musical isn't that action-oriented, the title character does display some skill wih a sword in an early scene, and plenty of gumption and backbone throughout.
  • Nala and the lionesses in The Lion King, just like in the movie. However, not only are they more prominent in this version, they become Dance Battlers.
  • Ariel in The Little Mermaid, for the same reasons as in the movie, with the added bonus that in the stage version, she defeats the villain, Ursula, instead of Eric. Not bad for a Disney Princess!
  • Ruth in Pirates of Penzance. Near the end of the play, a hilarious fight scene breaks out between the pirates and the police, with Ruth participating in it right along with the rest of them.
  • The play Saint Joan is about Joan of Arc. This should be obvious.
  • Agnes Evans in play She Kills Monsters. The play is all about Dungeons & Dragons and Agnes, the main character, finds herself sucked into the world of D&D where she, well, kills monsters.
  • A play called The Warrior's Husband has Antiope, Hippolyta, and the entire Amazon army. It takes place in Pontus, the land of Amazons, where the traditional gender roles are reversed. So this trope is naturally going to be present.
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