Misused: Faux Action Girl get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 15th Sep 2012 11:59:00 PM
edited 16th Jul '12 8:30:27 PM by nrjxll
- Kida from Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Sure she was planned to be an Action Girl and those scenes got cut but not once in the film is it stated that she has any fighting ability. And even then she still ends up using the Heart of Atlantis to save the entire city.
- Kayley from Quest for Camelot. She's not an experienced fighter. It's made perfectly clear that before the film, she has never even left her farm. So she behaves exactly as you'd expect a naive girl with no training to behave. And she actually ends up saving the day towards the end.
- Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter books. This does require some thought but this trope is when an Action Girl relies on past achievements etc. Ginny does do a lot, it's just the books are from Harry's perspective so he's not there a few times when she does something. For example in the fifth book Ginny helps get them away from the Slytherins. Harry wasn't there but he still meets up with the group so obviously it happened. She "proves useless in battle" - she's never captured, she holds her own against the Death Eaters in the final battle and the one in the previous book. The only time she doesn't is because she's fourteen and has never been in battle before. And even then she still lasts longer than Hermione and Luna. Does that make them Faux Action Girls too?
- River Tam from Firefly. Her fighting skills are never mentioned in the series because the crew has no idea what happened to her at the Academy. And she doesn't use the skills because they experimented on her mind. So she's a Faux Action Girl for not shaking off Mind Rape easily then? And she effortlessly takes out three soldiers in the second-last episode.
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