Action Girl / Western Animation
Niko from , who also had Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers Psychic Powers. Galaxy Rangers also boasted Action Girl recurring characters like Princess Maya, Annie O, and Audra Miles.
All of the girls from . Adventure Time Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, Fionna, Flame Princess, Betty...
Princess Jasmine is more of a Damsel out of Distress than a proper Action Girl in . However, in Aladdin the TV show spinoff, she graduates to this trope.
Clover on serves as Julien's body guard and special ops.
All Hail King Julien Lioness from .
Alpha Teens on Machines Rose from . She is actually a highly skilled hunter, trained by the Huntsclan to fight and slay dragons.
American Dragon: Jake Long Lana from .
Archer Also, weirdly, Malory and Pam.
Atomic Betty Elise of as Action Wife. Which is why Dan doesn't add her to his revenge list. He's too scared of her.
Dan Vs. has a lot of them:
Avatar: The Last Airbender Toph is a small blind girl who is introduced beating up a large earthbender named: "The Boulder", and later defeats him, and a bunch of other wrestlers, easily.
Katara started off as incompetent but as the series went on she graduated to Master Waterbender and full on Action Girl.
Suki and her Kyoshi warriors, who were inspired by...
Avatar Kyoshi, who created an island by splitting it off from the continent during a battle.
Avatar Yanchan is never seen fighting, but as an Avatar can be presumed to be this.
Any female character is awesome in their own right, like Azula's Quirky Miniboss Squad. And while Ursa and Kya aren't really fighters, the sacrifices they made are admirable. Yue would've approved.
Sequel Series has a few as well.
The Legend of Korra Korra the current Avatar, a Child Prodigy, Lightning Bruiser and Spirited Competitor when wielding her considerable Elemental Powers.
Chief Lin Bei Fong: Head of Republic City police, metal bender and Toph's daughter.
Korra also has Asami, a continuation of the Avatar 'verse's Badass Normal tradition. She's a polite young lady living in Republic City, and has had extensive self-defense training.
The two little Airbending girls, Jinora and Ikki. With their creative air-bending they make fine fighters.
Katara's daughter, Kya, a master Waterbender like her mother.
Suyin Bei Fong, Toph's other daughter. As tough as her sister with a less traditional fighting style.
Suyin's daughter, Opal, grew into one once she got the hang of her Airbending.
Carbine, a recurring character on .
Biker Mice from Mars Beth Tezuka from . She frequently fights alien monsters with her teammates.
Bravest Warriors Mira Nova, .
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Shao Lin from .
Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys .
Chaotic Sara. Admittedly, she looks like the Faux Action Girl for most of the first season, and is quickly defeated in the first battle she has, but the first battle of hers that the viewer actually sees is one of the most intense combats in the series up to that point.
Some female creatures on the show also provide examples, such as Intress, Laarina, and Takinom.
Gadget from can turn into one if need be, especially in "The Case of the Cola Cult".
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Yumi Ishiyama from . Aelita also grows into one throughout the series, to settle it starting Season 3.
Code Lyoko The girls of the , including Codename: Kids Next Door Numbuh Three (Kuki Sanban), Numbuh Five (Abigail Lincoln) and Numbuh Three Sixty Two (Racheal McKenzie).
Valerie Gray from . She's been stated as a ninth-degree martial artist despite being Danny Phantom only 14.
Candy from . Sometimes parodied, sometimes played straight. Also Fang, Candy's much more aggressive younger sister.
Dave the Barbarian Diana the Acrobat in . To a more subtle degree, also Sheila the Thief.
Dungeons & Dragons Kylie Griffin from .
Extreme Ghostbusters Leela from . Easily the most badass person on the crew.
Futurama Elisa Maza in .
Gargoyles All the girls from the G.I. Joe cartoon could fight just as well as their male counterparts.
It should be noted that the term "Action Girl" was potentially originated from the G.I. Nurse of the 1961 figure line as the Distaff Counterpart of "Action Man".
Jessica from , as she proves by Gormiti: The Lords of Nature Return single-handedly defeating the .
Big Bad's pet dragon and knocking down Orrore Profondo (the second strongest of the Volcano Gormiti) : Mabel, Candy, and Grenda have all displayed definite Action Girl traits.
Gravity Falls "Into the Bunker" proves that Wendy is most definitely one of these. Pacifica also handled herself petty well in "The Golf War" and further cements her action girl status in "Northwest Mansion Mystery".
Femme Fatale Viper of , plus Jackie Chan Adventures Adult Jade.
Jem and her band were no strangers to action...neither were their rivals, the Misfits.
Like father like daughter, and so we get Jessie Bannon from . Played hilariously when Jonny refuses to shoot a villain, but Jessie picks up the pistol and says she hasn't got that problem.
Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures Hawkgirl and Wonder Woman, . In Justice League Unlimited we gain Huntress, Black Canary, and Vixen.
Fiona from . Although she prefers to channel her skills into sports, she can still hold her own when she gets in trouble.
Kid vs. Kat Kim Possible beats up super-villains for kicks, using only her cheerleading skills. She can do anything indeed.
Yori and even Zita when she needed to be, making Ron ask, "Are all girls like this, or just the ones I know?"
Both Kim and Yori double as The Action Girlfriend.
: Cera. You have to respect a girl who can shatter rocks with her The Land Before Time head.
The title character of .
The Life and Times of Juniper Lee Roll from the cartoon.
Mega Man Kiva from .
Megas XLR Moana of , being the only daughter of a chief, is typically portrayed like this in true Disney Princess style.
Moana Lay Mamery in .
Monster Allergy Julie Kane from . Also Foxy, possibly Tennie. Kaia is a Motorcity Dark Action Girl. Mike Chilton's sister Capri appears to be this.
Mummies Alive! Evy and Yanit from animated series.
The Mummy Jenny Wakeman, a.k.a. XJ-9 from .
My Life as a Teenage Robot In , All of the starring mares get their turn. Most obvious are My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Rainbow Dash and Applejack, while Twilight Sparkle is a Badass Bookworm, Pinkie Pie is an Earth pony who can catch up to even Rainbow Dash, Rarity should never be kept prisoner, and Fluttershy's outbursts can be... surprising.
brings us Nya, who takes down a horde of skeleton warriors on her own in one of the mini movies. Ninjago She can also drive very well. In addition, she creates one heck of an alter ego and surpasses her male teammates in fighting at some points. It took them ''forever'' to figure it out.
Most of the major female characters on get a chance to play Action Girl at some point or another. Recurring character Phineas and Ferb Vanessa may be the best example, though Candace, Isabella and the other Fireside Girls get plenty too. Candace once wrestled an alligator for an Achievement Patch. The very fact that this was an Achievement patch for preteen girls speaks volumes about the Fireside Girls.
All three of . They fight to the degree that it's a rite of passage for kaiju to get beaten by them.
The Powerpuff Girls Ms Bellum. She is one of the most accomplished martial artists in the series, capable of going toe to toe with Sedusa.
All of the Jewel Riders.
From , all of the main female characters were more than capable of holding their own, though AndrAIa was the only one to be consistently in the fight. Dot and Mouse were more often used for their command and technical skills.
ReBoot Spinelli from .
Recess Colleen, .
Road Rovers has the title character, as well as Huntara, a purple-skinned Grace Jones lookalike who has no powers except a bunch of She-Ra: Princess of Power really cool weapons, but held her own against She-Ra in a one-on-one fight. Other girls count too. The guys were usually Dudes in Distress which is understandable since the show was created as the girl's version of .
He-Man The tomboyish Dahlia and superpowered Lana of .
Skyland Sliced Ice from .
Skysurfer Strike Force Sally Acorn, . Also, Bunnie Rabbot. The two are Sonic SatAM The Leader and The Big Guy of their Five-Man Band.
Wendy from seems very likely to grow up into one of these based on her South Park Crowning Moment of Awesome in season 12. (Kicked Cartman's ass.)
Sandy Cheeks from before being SpongeBob SquarePants flanderized into a Gadgeteer Genius.
Her ancestor, the Dark Knight, was Badass enough to survive underwater without a fishbowl helmet.
Shaak Ti, Asajj Ventress (a Dark Action Girl) and even Padme has her moments in .
Star Wars: Clone Wars Also many female Jedi from , most notably Ahsoka Tano. Padme also qualifies in this as well as any other females.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Gems from . They (Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl) are magical warriors who protect humanity with their unique abilities ( Steven Universe Super Strength, Voluntary Shapeshifting, Mental Image Projecting, etc.) and weaponry ( Power Fists, a whip, and a spear).
Nova from fits this perfectly. Want proof? Her weapon of choice is a pair of Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go Giant fists.
Sym-Bionic Titan Ilana. Primarily when she's in her mecha, Corus, as opposed to hand-to-hand combat.
Although she never is seen seriously fighting anyone, Kristin practices martial arts and briefly spars with Lance.
' Starfire and Raven are particularly awesome cases, as well as pretty much any female "Honorary Titan," such as Terra or Bumblebee.
Teen Titans Pricess Ariel from .
Thundarr the Barbarian Cheetara in . Thoroughly ThunderCats (1985) Xenafied in .
ThunderCats (2011) Pumyra is also this in the latter.
Sheila Sternwell from .
Total Drama Island Sam, Alex, and Clover of seem to take turns being competent.
Totally Spies! Sam often leads the team, displays the best hand-to-hand combat skills and gets kidnapped least. Clover combines this with Action Fashionista. Alex usually serves as the heavy hitter, and is also the most athletic of the three.
has a pretty good record with this, despite females being in the extreme minority.
Transformers : The female Autobots, and later, Arcee.
Transformers Generation One : Airazor and Blackarachnia.
Beast Wars : Arcee.
Transformers Energon : Override (male in Japan) and Thunderblast.
Transformers Cybertron (film series): Mikaela.
Transformers : Blackarachnia, Strika, Transformers Animated Starscream's female clone and Sari, after she took a level in badass. Professor Princess might technically count, although she's more about the gadgets than actual combat. Arcee might have been one, but never got the chance.
: Arcee gets the chance. And she Transformers Prime runs with it, cutting a swath through Vehicons and never backing down, she's a seasoned, battle-scarred warrior.
Miko the human gets a few action moments, including one episode wherein she gains possession of the Apex Armor.
Bloom, Stella, Flora, Musa, Tecna, and Aisha from form a Winx Club Magical Amazon Brigade.
Similar case are Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia, and Hay Lin from .
W.I.T.C.H. Artemis, Batgirl, Wonder Girl, Zatanna, Miss Martian, Bumblebee, and Rocket in . Wonder Woman and Black Canary also appear in the show, as well as a minor character named Sam.
Young Justice Sylvia from . You do NOT want to be on her bad side.
Wander over Yonder