She may seem to be turnng into a Faux Action Girl, but it turns out her poor showings midway through were due to a case of Worf Had The Flu, and once the extenuating circumstances have passed, she's back on her A-game and spilling blood with the best of 'em again.
Enforced: "You know what this show needs? A strong female character. Let's make her a villain, too".
One of the heroes exclaims, "Who said all bad guys had to be male?"
"She's not so much a heart-breaker as she is a bone-breaker".
"Hi, I'm Alice. I'm here to kill you all just for shits 'n' giggles. Nothing personal, 'k?"
Invoked: The Evil Overlord employs a female as one of her subjects to fight her heroes.
Exploited: A local arena gives Alice a less-than-practical outfit, her choice of weapons, and 200 bucks a night, and sells tickets to watch her slaughter the competition and look good doing it.
Defied: A mercenary Action Girl meets the heroes first rather than the villains, and decides that helping the heroes would be more beneficial to her.
Discussed:"After destroying all of those villages, I'm assuming she's the bad guy...err...girl".
Conversed: "The bad girls are usually the ones that kick the heroes' asses".
Deconstructed: Alice is such a Manipulative Bitch that she is unable to cooperate with potential teammates or allies, and must fight all her fights alone, probably even attracting the attention of powers stronger than her and rendering her a Damsel in Distress.
Reconstructed: Even though she intimidates or drives away those who could possibly help her, she subjects them to a beat-down and intimidates them into becoming her mooks. And anyone who is bigger and badder than her probably came to her for a reason, and she'll take pretty much any job they'll offer as long as she can get her hands nice and dirty while she's doing it.
Played For Laughs:
Alice is rather shallow and seems just a bit ditzy, but has a body count that would make Ghengis Khan blush.
Played For Drama: Alice Used to Be a Sweet Kid, but went From Nobody to Nightmare after something horrible happened. What kind of world would something like this happen in? And how much worse will such a world get now that it's home to the bloodthirsty monster she's become?
Go back to Dark Action Girl. If you make her come to you, she'll be in a bad mood, and we all know what that means...