Quotes: Action Girl

"When men where men, and women killed them."
The tagline for the "Battleaxes" comic.

"I will jump in and take out Loki and his subordinates. Then, I will go home and prepare dinner."
Miu (before cutting a cross on a windshield and smashing through a car), Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

"Yo, Star-shorts! I figured you'd be getting lonely so I thought I'd hang with you. We can talk girl-talk. Y'know, butt-kicking, name-taking, like that."

"Leave saving the world to the men? Pahahaha! I don't think so! (sigh) I don't think so."
Elastigirl, The Incredibles

Thor Odinson: Who proved wrong all who scoffed at the idea that a young maiden could be one of the fiercest warriors this realm has ever known?
Lady Sif: I did!
Thor Odinson: (embarrassed) ...true, but I supported you.
Thor

I it for this the Spanish maid, aroused,
Hangs on the willow her unstrung guitar,
And, all unsexed ,the anlace hath espoused,
Sung the loud song, and dared the deed of war?
And she, whom once the semblance of a scar
Appalled, an owlet’s larum chilled with dread,
Now views the column-scattering bayonet jar,
The falchion flash, and o'er the yet warm dead
Stalks with Minerva’s step where Mars might quake to tread.
— Lord Byron discribing the "Maid of Sarragossa"

It was a performance. It was like the culmination of a lifetime's observation of martial arts tapes, cheap ones, the kind Case had grown up on. For a few seconds, he knew, she was every bad-ass hero, Sony Mao in the old Shaw videos, Mickey Chiba, the whole lineage back to Lee and Eastwood. She was walking the way she talked it.

Aragorn: You have some skill with a blade.
Eowyn: The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them. I fear neither death nor pain.
Aragorn: What do you fear, my lady?
Eowyn: A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire.
Aragorn: You are a daughter of kings, a shield maiden of Rohan. I do not think that will be your fate.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Look, sir, I know Angua. She's not the useless type. She doesn't stand there and scream helplessly. She makes other people do that.
Captain Carrot, Jingo

She was the kind of woman that men would die for. Starting now.
Soldiers of Barrabas

Derek Reese: Remind me again, why are the boys out here and the girls in there?
John Connor: Because, one of the girls is harder than nuclear nails.
Derek Reese: And the other one's a cyborg.

Mgr. Kira Nerys: You're not going to kill anyone, not with that disruptor. Power cell's cracked.
Bareil: (sigh) How long have you known?
Kira: Since before we left Ops.
Bareil: Then why did you come with me?
Kira: I needed the exercise. (proceeds to kick his ass)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Resurrection"

"I'm not weak, I'm not barren, and I'm not a whore!"
Lt. Colonel Sarah MacKenzie (while kicking Arab terrorist Sadik Fahd), JAG, "Persian Gulf"

O'Neill: Oh, this has nothing to do with you being a woman. I like women. I just got a little problem with scientists.
Carter: Colonel, I logged over a hundred hours in enemy airspace during the Gulf War. Is that tough enough for you? Or we're gonna have to arm-wrestle?
Stargate SG-1, "Children of the Gods"

Agent 23: See, this is your problem. Some men like women who are feminine!
Agent 99: (outraged) I'm not feminine?
Agent 23: No.
Agent 99: I'm not feminine?! (Kicks him in the face)

Michael: (voice-over) The art of turning someone into a double agent is delicate. The target has to be put into a fragile psychological state...
Lucio: GET THIS CRAZY BITCH AWAY FROM ME!!
Michael: Fortunately, fragile psychological states are a specialty of Fiona's.
Burn Notice, "Hard Bargain"

Hello Daddy, hello Mom
I'm your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch cherry bomb
Hello world, I'm your wild girl
I'm your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch cherry bomb
The Runaways, "Cherry Bomb"

I'm a warrior woman, forget the prophecies
As a warrior woman, I'll do exactly as I please
Jex Thoth, "Warrior Woman"

You know I'm a super girl
Yes, I'm a spunky gal
I never say die
No one can stop me
'Cuz I
Like to FIGHT!
(Fight!)
"Super Girl", Shonen Knife

Action Barbie — that's my girl. Because she is. She's Action Barbie. She's this incredibly statuesque woman who doesn't mind throwing a kick or punching you in the groin. She's Action Barbie to me.
LeVar Burton on Terry Farrell

I have thought about kicking the crap outta my husband or putting him into a scissors hold on several occasions; but I refuse under the pretense of believing he might like it too much.
Americana, GLOW ex-wrestler

In keeping with the positive view of sexuality, another important characteristic of nearly all of these myths is the goddess archetype. What I mean by this is that women are not only portrayed as being both strong and feminine, they are seen as having power and authority.

Dana Scully is the ultimate avatar of the goddess — a figure of authority, a seeker after truth and justice but also a companion and advocate of the dead in her role as medical examiner. Also a Gnostic goddess in battle against the Archons who seek to enslave humanity.

You've got to love how she says hello to people, jumping on them with a knife raised screaming "Surrender or die!" I wouldn't know whether to be terrified or turned on!

Ellen Ripley was just hanging out on the intergalactic transport ship Nostromo leading the mildly-exciting but often-dull life of a Space Teamster when she first realized that she was a badass.

Does Arquette fly through a shower door in Boyhood? She ought to. Does she put a corkscrew through Ethan Hawke's foot in Boyhood? Again, she ought to. Does Drexl Spivey show up in Boyhood, demanding to know where his bitch is? He ought to. I'm just saying: Boyhood would have been better if it had been True Romance 2: Bodybags.
Drew Magary, "The Hater's Guide to the 2015 Oscars"

April: A judo throw from Ronda Rousey? He's lucky his leg didn't just snap off at the hip and go flying into the audience.
Noah: Man, if I took a hit from Ronda Rousey, I would be screaming at a pitch so loud, only dogs could hear it.
April: She just stands there and looks at you, and if you fuck with her, she takes you apart. That's all I need.

"I don't like your attitude, mister! I can be every bit as heroic as some guy!"
Sheba, Golden Sun: The Lost Age

"Take my advice, Rookie. If you ever fall for a woman... make sure she's got balls."
Gunnery Sergeant Buck, Halo 3: ODST

"Who says girls can't shoot? Oh yeah, that guy."
Arcee (to a dead Decepticon), Transformers: War for Cybertron

Clobberella beats you up!
Clobberella beats you up!
Who does she beat up? You!
Clobberella!
Futurama, "Less Than Hero"

"I'm a warrior, but I'm a girl, too!"

"Unhand that gentleman, knaves!"

"Where ya gonna find another girl who can shoot the eye out of a Bug at two hundred meters?"