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** Flare Corona, a [[AxCrazy deranged]] woman of the [[SmugSnake Raven Tail]] [[EvilCounterpart guild]] who has a constant [[SlasherSmile creepy grin on her face]], is willing to resort to dirty tactics to win (like [[WouldHurtAChild taking a child as an hostage]]) and is sadistic towards her enemies, trying to humilliate them at every chance she has. [[spoiler: After Raven Tail is dissolved, she however pulls a HeelFaceTurn and reveals her previous behavior was a result of the influence of the guild on her, revealing being shy and good natured without them. [[CreepyGood She's still a bit creepy despite that, however.]]]]

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** Flare Corona, a [[AxCrazy deranged]] woman of the [[SmugSnake Raven Tail]] [[EvilCounterpart guild]] who has a constant [[SlasherSmile creepy grin on her face]], is willing to resort to dirty tactics to win (like [[WouldHurtAChild taking a child as an a hostage]]) and is sadistic towards her enemies, trying to humilliate humiliate them at every chance she has. [[spoiler: After Raven Tail is dissolved, she however pulls a HeelFaceTurn and reveals her previous behavior was a result of the influence of the guild on her, revealing being shy and good natured without them. [[CreepyGood She's still a bit creepy despite that, however.]]]]



** From ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', Tre and Sette are the only two of the still imprisoned Numbers who fill the action part. And Due, who is one of the two darkest Numbers, is KilledOffForReal.

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** From ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', Tre and Sette are the only two of the still imprisoned Numbers who fill the action part. And Due, who is one of the two darkest Numbers, is KilledOffForReal.



* Maggie Burroughs post-FaceHeelTurn in ''ComicBook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh: The Nightmare Warriors''.

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* %%* Maggie Burroughs post-FaceHeelTurn in ''ComicBook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh: The Nightmare Warriors''.



* Both Mejai and Ansea Latal from ''ComicBook/LeScorpion''.

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* %%* Both Mejai and Ansea Latal from ''ComicBook/LeScorpion''.



* Reka in ''ComicBook/TheSecretHistory''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndHarleyQuinn'' has Poison Ivy as one of the film's main villains and is pretty good in a fight. Harley Quinn was one before she retired.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndHarleyQuinn'' has Poison Ivy ComicBook/PoisonIvy as one of the film's main villains and is pretty good in a fight. Harley Quinn was one before she retired.



* ''Film/KickAss2'' has [[HuskyRusskie Mother Russia]], a super strong OneWomanArmy and TheDragon, who shown taking out ten police officers by herself and [[DavidVersusGoliath fights]] [[LittleMissBadass Hit Girl]] in the climax, both of who, are the only ones in the film that are shown to be capable of taking the other on.
* O-Ren Ishii, Elle Driver, Gogo Yubari, Vernita Green, and Karen Kim from ''Film/KillBill''.

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* ''Film/KickAss2'' has [[HuskyRusskie Mother Russia]], a super strong OneWomanArmy and TheDragon, who is shown taking out ten police officers by herself and [[DavidVersusGoliath fights]] [[LittleMissBadass Hit Girl]] Girl]]. The two [[DavidVersusGoliath fight]] in the climax, both of who, as they are the only ones in the film that are shown to be capable of taking the other on.
* %%* O-Ren Ishii, Elle Driver, Gogo Yubari, Vernita Green, and Karen Kim from ''Film/KillBill''.



** Khensa in ''Book of Souls'' is arguably the darkest and most brutal example in the series, being a crazed Jackal Warrior with no reservations about killing children just because she felt like it. Unusually, she doesn't fight the {{love interest}} (since she is a [[TheChick non-fighter]]) and Tala is TheLancer instead. [[spoiler:And it's [[TheHero Mathayus]] who kills her instead for personal reasons]].

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** Khensa in ''Book of Souls'' is arguably the darkest and most brutal example in the series, being a crazed Jackal Warrior with no reservations about killing children just because she felt like it. Unusually, she doesn't fight the {{love interest}} interest|s}} (since she is a [[TheChick non-fighter]]) and Tala is TheLancer instead. [[spoiler:And it's [[TheHero Mathayus]] who kills her instead for personal reasons]].



* Lori is this in both the original ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]'' and [[Film/TotalRecall2012 the remake]].

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* Protagonist example who is still "Dark": Lale of ''Literature/TheAssassinsOfTamurin''.

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* Kitiara from ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}''.
* Ivana Vasilyeva from Creator/DaleBrown's ''Wings of Fire''.
* Penny from Lies, the third book in the ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series.

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* %%* Kitiara from ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}''.
* %%* Ivana Vasilyeva from Creator/DaleBrown's ''Wings of Fire''.
* %%* Penny from Lies, the third book in the ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series.



* Electra from ''Literature/GreekNinja'' somewhat falls under this trope.

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* Ana Espinosa from ''Series/{{Alias}}''.

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* %%* Ana Espinosa from ''Series/{{Alias}}''.



* Miss Parker from ''Series/ThePretender''.

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* %%* Miss Parker from ''Series/ThePretender''.



* Katherine Pierce from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''.
* Morgana Pendragon from ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}''.

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* %%* Katherine Pierce from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''.
* %%* Morgana Pendragon from ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}''.



* Princess Aura in ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', although she eventually does a HeelFaceTurn.

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* %%* Princess Aura in ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', although she eventually does a HeelFaceTurn.



* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes'': The SecretCharacter known as Shadow Lady is [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]] from an AlternateUniverse where she was [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[UnwillingRoboticisation brainwashed cybernetic minion]] for Shadaloo. Before she was forcibly roboticized, Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn, and in retaliation, Shadaloo kidnapped, experimented and {{cyborg}}ized her for the sake of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's [[TheDragon top operative]]. Unlike Shadow--a roboticized Charlie Nash, who escaped shortly after being transformed--Shadaloo added a RestrainingBolt to Shadow Lady's programming and internal systems so the cyborg would [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul remain fully obedient and loyal to Bison]], and complete her missions by having her body be remotely controlled, essentially making her a Dark Action RobotGirl. As Shadow Lady, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Chun-Li's formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, and her body's physiology altered so it]] [[EmotionlessGirl experienced no emotion apart from being a ruthless but highly effective killing machine]] and assassin for Shadaloo - in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind (being more machine than human), and serves as nothing but a weapon against her former allies and Interpol. It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Chun-Li would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues being a brainwashed robotic minion wouldn't go away overnight]] should she become a good person again. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, she has built-in high tech weaponry, and all of this was augmented to her robotic body, like the T-X from the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' series, thus making her faster and stronger than Shadow, but at the cost of becoming a brainwashed minion for Shadaloo. She shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encases herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShields deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents), miniaturized Vernier thrusters in her feet that enable her to jump much higher (and allow her to kick more rapidly) and fires a large beam ([[ArmCannon Big Bang Laser]]) from [[HandBlast her palms]]. [[spoiler:In her ending however, she manages to [[HeroicWillpower overcome Shadaloo's brainwashing]], [[HeelFaceTurn regain her original memories as Chun-Li]], and join forces with Shadow in taking down Shadaloo. Despite this, she retains her robotic parts even after the brainwashing broke.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes'': The SecretCharacter known as Shadow Lady is [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]] from an AlternateUniverse where she was [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[UnwillingRoboticisation brainwashed cybernetic minion]] for Shadaloo. Before she was forcibly roboticized, Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn, and in retaliation, Shadaloo kidnapped, experimented and {{cyborg}}ized her for the sake of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's [[TheDragon top operative]]. Unlike Shadow--a roboticized Charlie Nash, who escaped shortly after being transformed--Shadaloo added a RestrainingBolt to Shadow Lady's programming and internal systems so the cyborg would [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul remain fully obedient and loyal to Bison]], and complete her missions by having her body be remotely controlled, essentially making her a Dark Action RobotGirl. As Shadow Lady, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Chun-Li's formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, and her body's physiology altered so it]] [[EmotionlessGirl experienced no emotion apart from being a ruthless but highly effective killing machine]] and assassin for Shadaloo - in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind (being more machine than human), and serves as nothing but a weapon against her former allies and Interpol. It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Chun-Li would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues being a brainwashed robotic minion wouldn't go away overnight]] should she become a good person again. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, she has built-in high tech weaponry, and all of this was augmented to her robotic body, like the T-X from the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' series, thus making her faster and stronger than Shadow, but at the cost of becoming a brainwashed minion for Shadaloo. She shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn {{homing|Projectile}}/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encases herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShields deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents), miniaturized Vernier thrusters in her feet that enable her to jump much higher (and allow her to kick more rapidly) and fires a large beam ([[ArmCannon Big Bang Laser]]) from [[HandBlast her palms]]. [[spoiler:In her ending however, she manages to [[HeroicWillpower overcome Shadaloo's brainwashing]], [[HeelFaceTurn regain her original memories as Chun-Li]], and join forces with Shadow in taking down Shadaloo. Despite this, she retains her robotic parts even after the brainwashing broke.]]














































* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Everyone this list is sympathetically portrayed, and usually are more-or-less on the side of good. ''Girl Genius'' is BlackAndGrayMorality PlayedForLaughs, because that allows for far more awesome [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]].

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Everyone this list is sympathetically portrayed, and usually are more-or-less on the side of good. ''Girl Genius'' is BlackAndGrayMorality PlayedForLaughs, because that allows for far more awesome [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]].{{Mad Scientist}}s.



* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'', [[spoiler: Dodoria]] is one.

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* %%* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'', [[spoiler: Dodoria]] is one.



* From ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'', WebVideo/DiamandaHagan and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Judas Liz]].

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* %%* From ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'', WebVideo/DiamandaHagan and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Judas Liz]].



* Kaia, leader of the Terras in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}''.

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* %%* Kaia, leader of the Terras in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}''.



** The aforementioned Madame Rouge is one The Brotherhood of Evil top enforcers and is shown to be cunning and skilled enough with her shape shifting powers to handle pretty much any of the heroes in a one-on-one fight.

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** The aforementioned Madame Rouge is one of The Brotherhood of Evil Evil's top enforcers and is shown to be cunning and skilled enough with her shape shifting powers to handle pretty much any of the heroes in a one-on-one fight.



* Saranoia, Smoke, and Ella Mental from ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo''.

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* Iva Kann from ''Fanfic/APrizeForThreeEmpires'' is a Kree warrior groomed since her childhood into becoming a killing machine.

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** Flare Corona, a [[AxCrazy deranged]] woman of the [[SmugSnake Raven Tail]] [[EvilCounterpart guild]] who has a constant [[SlasherSmile creepy grin on her face]], is willing to resort to dirty tactics to win (like [[WouldHurtAChild taking a child as an hostage]]) and is sadistic towards her enemies, trying to humilliate them at every chance she has. [[spoiler: After Raven Tail is dissolved, she however pulls a HeelFaceTurn and reveals her previous behavior was a result of the influence of the guild on her, revealing being shy and good natured without them. [[CreepyGood She's still a bit creepy despite that, however.]]]]


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** ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'' features two. The first is Pandora, one of [[CoDragons the dragons]] of Hades who, unlike her counterpart in the original Saint Seiya, gets involved in fights and doesn't fears to face the whole Sanctuary for the sake of her lord. The other is the Specter Behemoth Violate, who is able to fight toe-to-toe with [[FourStarBadass Gold Saints]] with no problem.

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* Jeala from ''VideoGame/ThousandArms'' is a loyal servant of [[spoiler:Schmidt, the Dark Master]].


* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica villain [[Characters/CaptainAmerica Syn]], {{da|ddysLittleVillain}}ughter of the ComicBook/RedSkull and just as evil as her father. She has currently taken up his mantle as the new Red Skull.

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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica villain [[Characters/CaptainAmerica Syn]], {{da|ddysLittleVillain}}ughter of the ComicBook/RedSkull and just as evil as her father. She has currently taken even took up his mantle as the new Red Skull.Skull for a while.


** ''Videogame/TimeAllThingsComeToAnEnd'' has a time travelling villainess who shoots and strangles her way through history.
** ''Heist: The Crime of the Century'' is the only one of his games with no primary villainess. As a thief, the player character is definitely an anti-heroine though. And ''there is'' a female bodyguard to a mob boss.

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** ''Videogame/TimeAllThingsComeToAnEnd'' ''VideoGame/TimeAllThingsComeToAnEnd'' has a time travelling villainess who shoots and strangles her way through history.
** ''Heist: The Crime of the Century'' ''VideoGame/HeistTheCrimeOfTheCentury'' is the only one of his games with no primary villainess. As a thief, the player character is definitely an anti-heroine though. And ''there is'' a female bodyguard to a mob boss.

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* Andy Phillips must have a thing for them as all his InteractiveFiction (text adventure) games have at least one:
** ''Videogame/TimeAllThingsComeToAnEnd'' has a time travelling villainess who shoots and strangles her way through history.
** ''Heist: The Crime of the Century'' is the only one of his games with no primary villainess. As a thief, the player character is definitely an anti-heroine though. And ''there is'' a female bodyguard to a mob boss.
** In ''Enemies'' [[spoiler: the player character's girlfriend Joanna is a serial killer]].
** ''Heroine's Mantle'' has three: a murderous magician, a pirate captain with a laser sword, and a seductive martial arts expert. And the heroine gets into an action-movie fight with ''all three'' of them.
** In ''Inside Woman'' the director of the company you're infliltrating has six physically identical female assassins in his employ. All with special abilities and codenames.


* Comicbook/LadyShiva is generally regarded as the deadliest martial artist in Franchise/TheDCU. When Matt Thorne, the Crime Doctor, is on the run from the criminals he has betrayed, he asks for sanctuary from [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Oracle and her team]]. Injured and hurt, Thorne sees Shiva and remarks "Holy Mother of God. I'm almost honored they sent her to kill me."

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* Comicbook/LadyShiva ComicBook/LadyShiva is generally regarded as the deadliest martial artist in Franchise/TheDCU. When Matt Thorne, the Crime Doctor, is on the run from the criminals he has betrayed, he asks for sanctuary from [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Oracle and her team]]. Injured and hurt, Thorne sees Shiva and remarks "Holy Mother of God. I'm almost honored they sent her to kill me."



* Rose Wilson, aka Ravager of the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', is the most badass girl they've had on the roster. Previously, she worked for [[ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} Deathstroke the Terminator]], one of the DCU's top assassins (and also her father), though she eventually realized how messed up her relationship with him was.

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* Rose Wilson, aka Ravager of the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', is the most badass girl they've had on the roster. Previously, she worked for [[ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} Deathstroke the Terminator]], one of the DCU's top assassins (and also her father), though she eventually realized how messed up her relationship with him was.


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* ''Fanfic/KaraOfRokyn'': [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Faora Hur-Ul]] is the most lethal Kryptonian woman alive. In addition to her Kryptonian powerset she is a powerful martial artist as well as a telepath and fulgurkinetic.


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** [[LadyOfBlackMagic Cinder Fall]] is a ruthless and cruel villainess. She is of the most powerful fighters in the series [[spoiler:due to absorbing the Fall Maiden's powers]]. When she's not [[TheChessmaster carrying out her plans]] to endanger the world and spread chaos, she's defeating enemies with relative ease using [[PlayingWithFire fire Dust]], [[DualWielding dual blades]], or her [[TheStraightAndArrowPath bow and arrow]]. She solidifies her status as a Dark Action Girl when she [[HeroKiller personally murders]] [[spoiler:Amber and Pyrrha]].

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** [[LadyOfBlackMagic Cinder Fall]] is a ruthless and cruel villainess. She is one of the most powerful fighters in the series [[spoiler:due to absorbing the Fall Maiden's powers]]. When she's not [[TheChessmaster carrying out her plans]] to endanger the world and spread chaos, she's defeating enemies with relative ease using [[PlayingWithFire fire Dust]], [[DualWielding dual blades]], or her [[TheStraightAndArrowPath bow and arrow]]. She solidifies her status as a Dark Action Girl when she [[HeroKiller personally murders]] [[spoiler:Amber and Pyrrha]].


** [[LadyOfBlackMagic Cinder Fall]], the ruthless and cruel villainess of RWBY. One of the most powerful fighters in the series due to [[spoiler:absorbing the Fall Maiden's powers]], when she's not [[TheChessmaster carrying out her plans]] to endanger the world and spread chaos she's usually defeating enemies with relative ease using [[PlayingWithFire fire Dust]], [[DualWielding dual blades]], or her [[TheStraightAndArrowPath bow and arrow]]. She solidifies her status as a Dark Action Girl when she [[HeroKiller personally murders]] [[spoiler:Amber and Pyrrha]].

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** [[LadyOfBlackMagic Cinder Fall]], the Fall]] is a ruthless and cruel villainess of RWBY. One villainess. She is of the most powerful fighters in the series due [[spoiler:due to [[spoiler:absorbing absorbing the Fall Maiden's powers]], when powers]]. When she's not [[TheChessmaster carrying out her plans]] to endanger the world and spread chaos chaos, she's usually defeating enemies with relative ease using [[PlayingWithFire fire Dust]], [[DualWielding dual blades]], or her [[TheStraightAndArrowPath bow and arrow]]. She solidifies her status as a Dark Action Girl when she [[HeroKiller personally murders]] [[spoiler:Amber and Pyrrha]].


** [[spoiler:[[BigBad Cinder]] [[LadyOfBlackMagic Fall]]]], the ruthless and cruel villainess of RWBY. One of the most powerful fighters in the series due to [[spoiler:absorbing the Fall Maiden's powers]], when she's not [[TheChessmaster carrying out her plans]] to endanger the world and spread chaos she's usually defeating enemies with relative ease using [[PlayingWithFire fire Dust]], [[DualWielding dual blades]], or her [[TheStraightAndArrowPath bow and arrow]]. She earns her status as a Dark Action Girl when she [[HeroKiller personally kills]] [[spoiler:Amber]] and [[spoiler:Pyrrha]].

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** [[spoiler:[[BigBad Cinder]] [[LadyOfBlackMagic Fall]]]], Cinder Fall]], the ruthless and cruel villainess of RWBY. One of the most powerful fighters in the series due to [[spoiler:absorbing the Fall Maiden's powers]], when she's not [[TheChessmaster carrying out her plans]] to endanger the world and spread chaos she's usually defeating enemies with relative ease using [[PlayingWithFire fire Dust]], [[DualWielding dual blades]], or her [[TheStraightAndArrowPath bow and arrow]]. She earns solidifies her status as a Dark Action Girl when she [[HeroKiller personally kills]] [[spoiler:Amber]] murders]] [[spoiler:Amber and [[spoiler:Pyrrha]].Pyrrha]].


* Cetsa from ''VideoGame/TheWay'' qualifies, being the leader of the Blue Scarves.

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* Cetsa from ''VideoGame/TheWay'' ''VideoGame/TheWayRPGMaker'' qualifies, being the leader of the Blue Scarves.

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* "[[BigBad Cinder]]" from ''Fanfic/ValesUnderground'', while preferring to work from the shadows, is more then capable of taking on anyone who challenges her. When [[BigBadWannabe Adam Taurus]] attempts to take her place as the top mob boss, she beats him down.

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** Khensa in ''Book of Souls'' is arguably the darkest and most brutal example in the series, being a crazed Jackal Warrior with no reservations about killing children just because she felt like it. Unusually, she doesn't fight the {{love interest}} (since she is a [[TheChick non-fighter]]) and Tala is TheLancer instead. [[spoiler:And it's [[TheHero Mathayus]] who kills her instead for personal reasons]].

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