An Action Girl is a female badass who is tough and kicks butt. Damsel in Distress? Not her. She's featured in far more than the Designated Girl Fight. Expect regular appearances in actions scenes, facing dangerous foes and deadly obstacles, and expect her to win.
For the longest time in many cultures, Double Standards in both fiction and real life meant that when it came to action and fighting, guys definitely outnumbered girls. Men Act, Women Are was the rule of thumb, which led to the Action Girl being a subversion of what was acceptable. As society has marched on, this view has faded in some media, leading to stories where Action Girls become the norm rather than the exception, such as stories set in a
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This kind of polity tends to be prone to Allowed Internal War, though.
A soldier specifically intended to be above and beyond a normal man; harder, better, faster, stronger, tougher, more skilled, more determined, built and trained to fight and win. The Super Soldier can come in many forms, ranging from government- … more
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Re-Release: 116. Trapped In Another World July 10, 2018
Since we're still trapped in the limbo of being in between studios, we're revisiting an older episode on the trope Trapped in Another World. Check it out, let us know what your favorites were that we missed on Facebook, Twitter, or OnTheTropes@gmail.com. Stay tuned for new episodes VERY SOON, subscribe to us wherever you find your podcasts and let us know what you want to hear about from us!
Episode 236 - Detroit: Become Human July 12, 2018
This week we're reviewing the latest game from the ambitious mind of David Cage: Detroit: Become Human! Does this branching storyline have a satisfying end? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope 20 Minutes into the Future while drinking a classic Detroit cocktail.
- 1.5 oz. Kahlúa
- 1.5 oz. Light Rum
- 2 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream
- 2 Ice Cubes
- Westworld (IOS)
- Tiny Robot Justice Squad (MAC, PC)
- GunBot (Browser)
The Weekly Trope
20 Minutes into the Future - Stories that are set in the not so distant future.
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