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* Niko from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'', who also had PsychicPowers. ''Galaxy Rangers'' also boasted Action Girl recurring characters like Princess Maya, Annie O, and Audra Miles.
* All of the girls from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. [[BadassPrincess Princess Bubblegum]], Marceline, [[GenderFlip Fionna]], [[BadassPrincess Flame Princess]], [[BadassNormal Betty]]...
* Princess Jasmine is more of a DamselOutOfDistress than a proper Action Girl in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. However, in [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries the TV show spinoff]], she graduates to this trope.
* Clover on ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' serves as Julien's body guard and special ops.
* Lioness from ''WesternAnimation/AlphaTeensOnMachines''.
* Rose from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''. She is actually a highly skilled hunter, trained by the Huntsclan to fight and slay dragons.
* Lana from ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''.
** Also, weirdly, [[RetiredBadass Malory]] and Pam.
* ''AtomicBetty''
* Elise of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' as Action Wife. Which is why Dan doesn't add her to his revenge list. He's too scared of her.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a lot of them:
** [[DishingOutDirt Toph]] is a [[CuteBruiser small]] [[DisabilitySuperpower blind girl]] who is introduced beating up a large earthbender named: "The Boulder", and later defeats him, and a bunch of other wrestlers, [[CurbStompBattle easily.]]
** Katara started off as incompetent but as the series went on she graduated to Master Waterbender and full on ActionGirl.
** [[BadassNormal 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 QuirkyMinibossSquad. And while Ursa and Kya aren't really fighters, the sacrifices they made are admirable. Yue would've approved.
* SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has a few as well.
** Korra the current Avatar, a ChildProdigy, LightningBruiser and SpiritedCompetitor when wielding her considerable ElementalPowers.
** Chief Lin Bei Fong: Head of Republic City police, [[ExtraOreDinary metal bender]] and Toph's daughter.
** ''Korra'' also has Asami, a continuation of the ''Avatar'' 'verse's BadassNormal tradition. She's a [[ProperLady polite young lady]] living in Republic City, and has had extensive self-defense training.
** The two little Airbending girls, [[BadassBookworm Jinora]] and [[BadassAdorable 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 ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars''.
* Beth Tezuka from ''BravestWarriors''. She frequently fights alien monsters with her teammates.
* Mira Nova, ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''.
* Shao Lin from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys''.
* ''{{Chaotic}}''.
** Sara. Admittedly, she looks like the FauxActionGirl 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.
* [[GadgeteerGenius Gadget]] from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' can turn into one if need be, especially in "The Case of the Cola Cult".
* Yumi Ishiyama from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''. Aelita also grows into one throughout the series, to settle it starting Season 3.
* The girls of the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', including [[BewareTheNiceOnes Numbuh Three]] (Kuki Sanban), [[TheLancer Numbuh Five]] (Abigail Lincoln) and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Numbuh Three Sixty Two]] (Racheal [=McKenzie=]).
* Valerie Gray from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. She's been stated as a ninth-degree martial artist despite being [[CompetenceZone only 14]].
* Candy from ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian''. Sometimes parodied, sometimes played straight. Also Fang, Candy's much more aggressive younger sister.
* Diana the Acrobat in ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons''. To a more subtle degree, also Sheila the Thief.
* Kylie Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters''.
* Leela from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. Easily the most badass person on the crew.
* Elisa Maza in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.
** And [[MamaBear Fox]], and [[DarkActionGirl Demona]], and [[TheSixthRanger Angela]], and ''[[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Princess Katherine]]''... Heck, ''every'' female in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' fits this, even [[TheChick Maggie the Cat]] is a superhumanly strong, winged mutant who can shoot lightning bolts from her hands.
* All the girls from the Franchise/GIJoe cartoon could fight just as well as their male counterparts.
* Jessica from ''GormitiTheLordsOfNatureReturn'', as she proves by [[spoiler:single-handedly defeating the BigBad's pet dragon and knocking down Orrore Profondo (the second strongest of the Volcano Gormiti)]].
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': Mabel, Candy, and Grenda have all displayed definite Action Girl traits.
** "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 [[ActionGirl action girl]] status in "Northwest Mansion Mystery".
* FemmeFatale Viper of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', plus [[FutureBadass Adult]] Jade.
* WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} and her band were no strangers to action...neither were their rivals, the Misfits.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like father like daughter]], and so we get Jessie Bannon from ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures''. Played hilariously when Jonny refuses to shoot a villain, but Jessie picks up the pistol and says she hasn't got that problem.
* Hawkgirl and Wonder Woman, ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. In ''Unlimited'' we gain Huntress, Black Canary, and Vixen.
* Fiona from ''WesternAnimation/KidVsKat''. Although she prefers to channel her skills into sports, she can still hold her own when she gets in trouble.
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible 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 ActionGirlfriend.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'': Cera. You have to respect a girl who can shatter rocks with her ''head''.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''.
* Roll from the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon.
* Kiva from ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR''.
* Moana of ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', being the only daughter of a chief, is typically portrayed like this in true Disney Princess style.
* Lay Mamery in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterAllergy''.
* Julie Kane from ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''. Also Foxy, possibly Tennie. Kaia is a DarkActionGirl. Mike Chilton's sister Capri appears to be this.
* Nefer-tina of ''MummiesAlive''
* [[ActionMom Evy]] and [[{{Bifauxnen}} Yanit]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheMummy'' animated series.
* Jenny Wakeman, a.k.a. XJ-9 from ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', All of the starring mares get their turn. Most obvious are [[LeeroyJenkins Rainbow]] [[SuperSpeed Dash]] and [[{{Tomboy}} Applejack]], while Twilight Sparkle is a BadassBookworm, Pinkie Pie is an [[BadassNormal Earth pony]] who can catch up to even Rainbow Dash, Rarity [[DamselOutOfDistress should never be kept prisoner]], and Fluttershy's outbursts can be... [[BewareTheNiceOnes surprising]].
* ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'' brings us Nya, who takes down a horde of skeleton warriors on her own in one of the mini movies. [[BadassDriver 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. [[SamusIsAGirl It took them ''forever'' to figure it out.]]
* Most of the major female characters on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' get a chance to play Action Girl at some point or another. Recurring character [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Vanessa]] may be the best example, though Candace, Isabella and the other Fireside Girls get plenty too. Candace once wrestled an ''alligator'' for an [[MeritBadgesForEverything Achievement Patch]]. The very fact that this was an Achievement patch for ''preteen girls'' speaks volumes about the [[BadassAdorable Fireside Girls.]]
** In the movie ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension'' the alternate versions of Isabella and the Fireside girls (who are called "Firestorm Girls" according to WordOfGod), more so than their normal counterparts. Candace-2 is more a LadyOfWar. One only needs to see Candace-2's [[CurbStompBattle first encounter with the Norm-bots]] for proof.
* All three of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. They fight to the degree that it's a rite of passage for kaiju to get beaten by them.
** 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 [[PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders Jewel Riders]].
* From ''{{ReBoot}}'', 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.
* [[CuteBruiser Spinelli]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
* Colleen, ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' has the title character, as well as Huntara, a purple-skinned Grace Jones lookalike who has no powers except a bunch of [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys really cool weapons]], but held her own against She-Ra in a one-on-one fight. Other girls count too. The guys were usually [[DudeInDistress Dudes in Distress]] which is understandable since the show was created as the girl's version of ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]]''.
* The tomboyish Dahlia and superpowered Lana of ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}''.
* Sliced Ice from ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce''.
* Sally Acorn, ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM''. Also, Bunnie Rabbot. The two are TheLeader and TheBigGuy of their FiveManBand.
* Wendy from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' seems very likely to grow up into one of these based on her CrowningMomentOfAwesome in season 12. (Kicked Cartman's ass.)
* Sandy Cheeks from ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' before being [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] into a GadgeteerGenius.
** Her ancestor, the Dark Knight, was {{Badass}} enough to survive underwater without a fishbowl helmet.
* Shaak Ti, Asajj Ventress (a DarkActionGirl) and even Padme has her moments in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars''.
** Also many female Jedi from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', most notably Ahsoka Tano. Padme also qualifies in this as well as any other females.
* The Gems from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. They (Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl) are magical warriors who protect humanity with their unique abilities (SuperStrength, VoluntaryShapeshifting, [[MentalPictureProjector Mental Image Projecting]], etc.) and weaponry ({{Power Fist}}s, [[WhipItGood a whip]], and [[BladeOnAStick a spear]]).
* Nova from ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo'' fits this perfectly. Want proof? Her weapon of choice is a pair of ''Giant fists.''
** [[RobotGirl Jinmay]], [[TheGunslinger Aurora Six]], and [[BadassNormal Alliana]] also deserve a mention here.
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'':
** 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''' Starfire and Raven are particularly awesome cases, as well as pretty much any female "Honorary Titan," such as Terra or Bumblebee.
* Pricess Ariel from ''ThundarrTheBarbarian''.
* Cheetara in ''{{Thundercats}}''. Thoroughly [[{{Xenafication}} Xenafied]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]''.
** Pumyra is also this in the latter.
* Sheila Sternwell from ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland''
** Courtney definitely has Action Girl moments, such as ripping a lamppost off its base and hunting Harold down with it, and wrestling sharks in Total Drama Action.
** Heather definitely held her own in the more physical challenges. Though in the first season, she could also qualify for being a DarkActionGirl.
** [[PerkyGoth Gwen]], once ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kicked a serial killer in the face]].''
** Leshawna has her moments. And Eva, though [[VasquezAlwaysDies we didn't get much of a change to see it]].
** There's also [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Izzy]], who gets into fights with a ScaryBlackMan twice her size.
* Sam, Alex, and Clover of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' seem to take turns being competent.
** Sam often leads the team, displays the best hand-to-hand combat skills and gets kidnapped least. Clover combines this with ActionFashionista. Alex usually serves as the heavy hitter, and is also the most athletic of the three.
* ''{{Transformers}}'' has a pretty good record with this, despite females being in the extreme minority.
** ''TransformersGenerationOne'': The female Autobots, and later, Arcee.
*** ...right up until ''TransformersHeadmasters'', at which point she became a docile [[MeeknessisWeakness stay-at-home]] ExtremeDoormat.
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'': Airazor and Blackarachnia.
** ''TransformersEnergon'': Arcee.
** ''TransformersCybertron'': Override (male in Japan) and Thunderblast.
** ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' (film series): Mikaela.
** ''TransformersAnimated'': Blackarachnia, Strika, [[spoiler:Starscream's female clone]] and [[spoiler:Sari, after she took a level in badass]]. Professor Princess might technically count, although she's more about the gadgets than actual combat. Arcee [[WhatCouldHaveBeen might have been one]], but never got the chance.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'': Arcee gets the chance. And she ''runs'' with it, cutting a swath through [[MechaMooks 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 ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' form a [[MagicalGirlWarrior Magical]] AmazonBrigade.
** Similar case are Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia, and Hay Lin from ''{{WesternAnimation/WITCH}}''.
* Artemis, Batgirl, Wonder Girl, Zatanna, Miss Martian, Bumblebee, and Rocket in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. Wonder Woman and Black Canary also appear in the show, as well as a minor character named Sam.
* Sylvia from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''. You do NOT want to be on her bad side.