Basic Trope: Female characters never accomplish anything by themselves. They always have a man to thank for their achievements in one way or another.
Straight: Maureen, a seasoned Action Girl who achieved a lot through continuous endeavours and training, never could get to where she is now if she wasn't the daughter of Bruno, a Retired Badass who taught her how to master her emotions and make rational decisions, and the lover of Tobias, an Action Hero, who trained her and taught her how to fight and survive.
Exaggerated: Maureen wouldn't even know how to handle herself on a daily basis without a man around.
Maureen owes her fighting skills to her father Bruno...who paid for her to go to Amazon Fighting School.
Bruno trained hard to become the best fighter, but could not get to where he is now if he wasn't the father of Maureen.
Alicewould be very powerful... if it weren't for her father and boyfriend, who have (intentionally or not) torpedoed her every chance of making something of herself.
Gender Flipped: Tobias, an Action Hero, honed his fighting skills and survival techniques thanks to his mother who trained him from childhood.
Subverted: Maureen is very Genre Savvy and knows all to well that No Guy Wants an Amazon. Hence, she makes believe that she got into the business thanks to parental pressure. But in actuality, she chose that lifestyle herself, without using any connections to get to her current position.
Double Subverted: ...However it turns out that, even with her best efforts, she still ends up needing her dad or Tobias to help her dealing with her everyday tasks.
Parodied: Maureen's father and boyfriend are both incompetent idiots who accidentally teach Maureen several moves, yet she still have them to thank for.
Zig Zagged: Maureen only became a good fighter with the help of Tobias, but Tobias is actually revealed to be Tabitha, who herself had to be trained by her father. However, Tabitha's father was only successful because he was taught by his sister...
Relationships to the men in her life are irrelevant to Maureen's line of work, whichever it is.
Maureen, a seasoned Action Girl who achieved a lot through continuous endeavours and training, never could get to where she is now if she wasn't the daughter of Michelle, another Action Girl.
The writer believes that women can't be successful (for whatever reason(s)) without a man by her side.