Rather than thinking 'when does it become an informed ability' it's more like 'when does the character become a true badass, i.e. when she does those things stated.' If the characterization plays up the fact that she's a badass, the default is she's a Faux Action Girl
until she proves she's a true Badass, not the other way around.
SPATULA, Supporters of Page Altering To Urgently Lead to Amelioration (supports not going through TRS for tweaks and minor improvements.)