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1[[quoteright:309:[[WesternAnimation/KimPossible]]]]˛[[caption-width-right:309:''Aw darn, IBrokeANail... [[EyeScream gouging your eyes out]]!'']]˛˛->''"I'm pretty much the Queen Bitch of the Universe."''˛-->-- '''Sarah Kerrigan, the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Queen of Blades]]''', ''[[VideoGame/StarCraft Starcraft: Brood War]]''˛˛Those stupid boys and their ridiculous little games. What's a girl to do? Well, if you're ''this'' girl, most likely [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat them up]].˛˛Likes [[EvilWearsBlack dressing in black]] and keeping her [[FemmeFatalons nails particularly long and sharp]], unless the story cares about practicality. A popular combination with TheBaroness, but usually not TheVamp or the FemmeFatale, since she prefers to pummel TheHero to a bloody pulp instead of seducing him, but there are certainly exceptions. Can this wild woman be tamed? Go on, keep thinking that way. We'll see how long you live.˛˛If she ''is'' brought over to the side of good, even if [[EnemyMine only for an episode]], expect her to be reluctant about it at best. Typically, the DAG still falls prey to that old saw about [[WomenAreWiser women being wiser than men]][[note]]"wise" in this case can mean "cunning" or "devious"[[/note]], and is more likely to lock horns with males in her camp. She typically acts as the EvilCounterpart to an ActionGirl.˛˛For some reason, you will almost never find a {{Faux|ActionGirl}} Dark Action Girl. This is probably because the standards the decade or culture sets for women usually don't apply to villains, and also because, regardless of gender, a villain who needs to be rescued by other villains would be utterly pointless from a narrative perspective, and being evil she doesn't really get sympathy points for being captured. However, this doesn't mean that Faux Dark Action Girls do not exist.˛˛Do not confuse with ''DarkMagicalGirl'', who is more likely to be an AntiVillain and thus more sympathetic. They are also supposed to be foils to a heroic MagicalGirl and possibly her friend [[DefeatMeansFriendship after being defeated]]; neither of which is the case with this trope. A Dark Magical Girl really just wants to be loved, while the typical Dark Action Girl would much rather be feared.˛----˛!!Examples:˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder:Anime & Manga]]˛* The group Jaegers from ''Manga/AkameGaKill!'' has several female members. ˛** The leader of the group is [[OneManArmy General Esdeath]], an IcePerson who can freeze time itself with her powers, and is understandably hailed as the "Empire's Strongest."˛** [[{{Yandere}} Kurome]] is [[SiblingRivalry the sister of the titular Akame]], an excellent swordswoman who can control PeoplePuppets with her sword.˛** [[AxCrazy Seryu]] is a cyborg with BlackAndWhiteInsanity and numerous armaments that she had willfully implanted in her body. She is fanatically dedicated to killing criminals in the name of "justice."˛* Annie Leonhart of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has shades of this, being a cold and cynical soldier who enlists in the infamously corrupt Military Police Brigade, abandoning her FireForgedFriends without a second thought. [[spoiler: She's also one of the Titan Shifter [[TheMole spies]], and her rampage as the Female Titan leaves scores of veteran soldiers dead.]] She turns out to be a more complicated case, hinted to be a BrokenBird with serious Daddy Issues. [[spoiler: WordOfGod explicitly states she isn't inherently evil, though it's hard to deny that she's a {{Sadist}} that likes to get.....creative with her kills. When Eren and Armin attempt to talk to her, she goes on one final city-smashing rampage before encasing herself in a CrystalPrison, denying the military the chance to learn her secrets.]]˛** Mikasa Ackerman actually has some darker shades, too. She develops over the course of the series and obviously holds some strong morals dear to her, but as soon as Eren is in danger she is willing to slice up pretty much anyone, friend or foe without a second thought to protect him. While most others join the Survey Corps to actually fight for mankind, Mikasa couldn't care less if Eren hadn't joined. ˛* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' has Belarus, a ClingyJealousGirl and BoisterousBruiser who skirts the line between this and ActionGirl. [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon She has been known to carry around knives]] and, while '''not''' villainous (she's more childish and extremely jealous/obsessive than evil), is often portrayed as having darker motives than the other {{Action Girl}}s in the series, plus she has a HairTriggerTemper and exhibits strange behavior. ˛* A brief glimpse of Caerula Sanguis' distant past in Volume 9 of ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita: Last Order]]'' shows that when she was part of the Chinese Triads, she was very much an example of this trope. After meeting Victor Byron, however, she softens a little. She softens further after meeting John Farrell in Volume 8, to the point that she became something of a HeroSecretService, [[spoiler: at first against Victor, to protect John Farrell's grandson, Arthur]], eventually extending her protection to the whole of humanity.˛* Grell Sutcliff of ''Manga/BlackButler'' is a male-to-female {{Transgender}} woman who, in battle, uses a chainsaw and [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence takes sexual pleasure]] in fighting Sebastian. She's later revealed to be [[spoiler:at least a half of UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper and Madame Red's accomplice in murdering the prostitutes]].˛* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'':˛** Revy is a [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]] version of this, a deadly gun slinger who would likely go on a killing spree ForTheEvulz if not for Dutch and Rock. [[CharacterDevelopment She gets a bit better though]] with Rock's help.˛** Balalaika was also one before she graduated to TheBaroness of Hotel Moscow, having been a sinister soldier sniper for the Soviets during the Afghan War.˛** By volume 10 ''Black Lagoon'' is pretty much a [[WorldOfActionGirls World of Dark Action Girls]]. These range from [[NinjaMaid Roberta]] of whom we see a [[TheStoic robotic]] and an AxCrazy version on separate occasions, [[PunchClockVillain mercenaries who do it for the money]] like Shenhua and Sawyer to outright psychopaths like [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon Gretel]].˛* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has many with its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.˛** Several Arrancar in Aizen's army are, namely Tier Harribel, who is the Third and [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only female member]] of the Espada and a reserved yet deadly fighter. Her AmazonBrigade Apache, Mila Rose, and Sun-Sun, and Cirucci Sanderwicci, a rude and cocky bitch, are as well.˛** The Vandereich have Bambietta Basterbine, a BloodKnight with a CommissarCap and ZettaiRyouiki, who is seen [[BloodKnight gleefully joining]] the Seiteirei invasion and cheerfully [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe bisecting]] almost everyone in her way. Her next big appearance involved her slicing a guy in half in a moment of frustration after asking him to have sex with her.˛** Bambietta's gal-pals fit in here pretty well, too. Specifically Candice Catnipp, who fries [[spoiler: Kenpachi]] with her PsychoElectro powers and later attacks [[spoiler: Ichigo]] in the most HotBlooded way. Aside of that Liltotto Lamperd [[ImAHumanitarian stretches her mouth to eat her enemies]], and Meninas Macallon [[CuteBruiser cutely]] [[SuperStrength drops entire buildings on hers]].˛** [[spoiler:Yachiru Unohana]] was one of these way back in the day. She was Soul Society's most brutal fighter and even today [[TheDreaded she is widely feared]] as Soul Society's most infamous criminal. The only reason she wasn't executed was because Soul Society wanted her on their side.˛* Saori, Kikako and Mako Fujisaki/Valkyria from ''Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness''. Saori can cut people into pieces, Kikako has a powerful BreathWeapon, and Valkyria has an arsenal of powers that can kill people. And she's the one who actually enjoys killing.˛* N'rala/Nurara from "Captain Future"... as far as the zeitgeist allowed it. The Captain once [[WouldHitAGirl floored her with a karate chop]] and commented "You're just a woman after all".˛* Although Rizelle of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' prefers to use [[PeoplePuppets her powers]] to get other people to do her dirty work for her, when confronted by [[ActionGirl Rosette]], she proves herself to be one of these, using her [[RazorFloss marionette strings]] and FemmeFatalons to cause a massive amount of ({{clothing|Damage}}) damage in the process.˛* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', as a WorldOfActionGirls, has its Dark Action Girls.˛** [[TheOphelia Ophelia]] is a [[AxCrazy complete lunatic]] obsessed with taking lives. She even kills her own fellow Claymores. [[spoiler: She would have killed Claire if Irene hadn't intervened, which lead Ophelia to beg her dearly departed brother to protect her, while alone in the woods, and then moving to a hateful and (at least in the anime version) [[ClusterFBomb profanity-flooded]] monologue that ended with three F-bombs before "awakening".]]˛** Also the even worse Roxanne, a ManipulativeBastard and PsychoLesbian who, while she was still alive, would stalk powerful Claymores until she learned their technique and kill them when she was done doing so, allowing her to rise to the rank of Number 1.˛** Then there's [[BigBad Priscilla]]. ''The'' most powerful Awakened Being in the series due to her intense hatred, she's arrogant, calm, and ''brutal''. Just after Awakening she killed Teresa, and has the vast power to utterly trash [[spoiler:Alicia and Beth, Riful's daughter, and numerous Abyssal Ones]].˛* [=LadyDevimon=] from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' was thrown in, apparently at the last minute, as one of these. The only reason for this, however, appeared to be to set up an EvilCounterpart with whom Angewomon could have a CatFight, complete with slapping and hair-pulling. They even brought her back in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' just to repeat the process.˛* Even if you put non-canon material into consideration, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' only has two - Android 18 from [[BadFuture Future Trunks' timeline]], and Zangya from the 9th movie ''Anime/DragonBallZBojackUnbound''. ˛** The Android 18 of the main timeline could be considered one as well, before her HeelFaceTurn. ˛* The VillainProtagonist Lucy/[[spoiler:Kaede]] from ''Manga/ElfenLied''. Mariko and [[spoiler:her four clones]], too. All of them have Vectors that can cut people into pieces.˛%%* Anemone from ''Anime/EurekaSeven''. [[spoiler: Unlike most Dark Action Girls, she ends up being an AntiVillain.]]˛* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has several.˛** Ikaruga, a reserved and proud assassin who uses her katana to send slashes through the air that slice through all of Erza's armors as she tries to slaughter her, qualifies.˛** Erza Nightwalker, Erza Scarlet's Edolas counterpart and a SociopathicSoldier who fought Scarlet to a draw before a HeelFaceTurn, definitely counts.˛** 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 a hostage]]) and is sadistic towards her enemies, trying to 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.]]]]˛** Minerva Orland is the cruel {{Ojou}} of Sabertooth who gives Lucy a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and tortures Millianna. Then after losing to Erza, she leaves to join a Dark Guild. After that she joins [[TheDreaded Tartaros]], but then [[spoiler:pulls a HeelFaceTurn]].˛** Kyôka of Tartaros, the head of the Nine Demon Gates, is first introduced callously disregarding the people she killed who could not handle her [[MagicEnhancement Curse]], terrifying fellow Dark Action Girl Minerva. A {{Dominatrix}} and {{Sadist}}, her ColdBloodedTorture was enough to break ''Erza'', whom she later matches blow for blow and came very close to defeating.˛** Seilah is a fellow member of Tartaros who calmly uses her [[PeoplePuppets Macro]] to command Elfman to destroy the Fairy Tail Guild, nearly killing everyone inside. She then shows herself to be a {{Yandere}} when she wants to kill Lisanna because she was embarrassed in front of Kyôka, and then kicks Mirajane's ass and nearly kills her.˛** The Albareth Empire arc gives us the absolutely ''ruthless'' [[TimeMaster Dimaria Yesta]]. On top of being a MasterSwordsman who enjoys taking her time to cut off her opponents' clothes to humiliate them, she's more than willing to kill Wendy and Sherria, [[WouldHurtAChild who were no older than around 13-14]], for opposing the Empire. [[spoiler:It's best [[PlayingWithATrope played straight]] when she gets furious over Ultear's thought projection interfering with her Age Seal (which freezes time), and reverts to her PhysicalGod form, shooting Carla through the ribs and torturing Wendy with an AgonyBeam that makes her experience ''all the pain she's ever felt throughout her entire life''. If it weren't for Sherria's God-Slaying magic and receiving Third Origin from Ultear ([[DeadlyUpgrade a spell that greatly increases one's magic power, at the cost of never being able to use magic again]]) to defeat Dimaria, she, Wendy, and Carla surely would have been killed.]]˛* Gavrill Madaraki from ''Manga/FrankenFran'', the almost-invincible shapeshifting leader of an army of pillaging thugs.˛* Lust from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Beautiful, cruel, and seductive, she's the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only female]] of the Homunculi and uses her FemmeFatalons as penetrating spears. Her "lust" is one for violence and murder.˛* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', Lady Salome uses robots and fairies to fight Kim and Michel.˛* ''Anime/GunXSword'''s Fasalina, who (unlike the only other girl in her group, Melissa, who was merely confused) fully embraced the methods of The Claw and, most of the time, puts up a damn good fight against the heroes.˛* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':˛** Kycillia Zabi of the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' is a Dark Action Girl[=/=]LadyOfWar cross. And [[AxCrazy Four]] [[SuperSoldier Murasame]] of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' and Stella [[PsychopathicManchild Loussier]] of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' are Dark Action Girl[=/=]{{Tykebomb}} blends.˛*** Subverted by Rosamia Badam from ''Zeta Gundam'', however. She looks and acts like one at first, but soon we find out that she's actually a badly-damaged PsychopathicWomanchild when not fighting.˛** Dorothy Catalonia and Lady Une of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]''. The former's a BloodKnight and TheStrategist with latent DeathSeeker tendencies, the latter's TheBaroness, TheDragon, and a PsychoSupporter to BigBad Treize Khushreneda, whom she does most of the dirty work for. Both of them prefer to avoid physical combat, but when forced to fight, are quite competent, with Une being a crack shot and a capable pilot, while Dorothy is absolutely lethal with a rapier.˛** Other Dark Action Girls include [[BigBad Haman Kahn]] of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'', who's probably one of the most dangerous pilots in the entire franchise as well as a MagnificentBitch par excellence, [[{{Yandere}} Sarah Zaviaroff]], Lyla Mira Lyla, Mouar Pharaoh, and [[ColonelBadass Natasha Zaviaroff]] (one of the few ''not'' villainous examples).˛** Then, ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]'' gives us several. We have Lupe Cineau, Fuala Griffon, Renda de Baroma (an AntiVillain version, as well as the female half of BattleCouple with ColonelBadass Duker Iq), and '''especially''' [[spoiler: the FaceHeelTurn-ed Katejina Loos]].˛** Carta Issue of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' appears to be this on the first glance, except she's an [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Ineffectual Sympathetic]] AntiVillain. While she is capable of mopping her foes if an opportunity was given, she frequently loses miserably because of her [[TalkingIsAFreeAction obsession with honour]] when her foes are CombatPragmatist having no qualms about killing her off guard, and she [[TooDumbToLive repeated this mistake for three times]].˛** Nena Trinity from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'', though she's more of a ''Dark Female Gundam Pilot''. Considering that Nena has only actually been able to kill stationary (like the wedding) or otherwise helpless (like [[spoiler: Wang's shuttle]]) targets, she could actually qualify as a FauxActionGirl rather than a Dark Action Girl. The fact that [[spoiler: Louise eventually kills her in [[CurbStompBattle a brutally one-sided fight]] certainly doesn't help matters]]. Even moreso, Throne Drei is built specifically for [[MissionControl stealth and support purposes]], therefore, asking it to actually kick ass is like sending in a {{squishy|Wizard}} [[WhiteMage cleric]] to deal with tough enemies that can deal a lot of damage.˛*** Also, we may be able to include Soma Peries and [[spoiler: Louise Halevy]] (from the second season on).˛*** Hilling Care ''definitely'' qualifies for this, both inside and outside of a mobile suit. She technically lost against the [[spoiler:00 Raiser]], but she did put up a big fight.˛* Zorin Blitz and Rip Van Winkle from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. Both are Nazi Vampires that enjoy death and destruction.˛* Kyala from ''Anime/HighlanderTheSearchForVengeance'' qualifies for this. She is an immortal, who was a soldier in Japan in the sixteenth century. She is a badass fighter, and at the same time a cruel sadist.˛* ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'': Before [[ZombieApocalypse the outbreak]], Saeko Busujima was the captain of her school's Kendo Club, so she was already proficient with a sword. Then [[NotUsingTheZWord "They"]] came, which gave her the perfect excuse to use it - 'cuz Saeko is an AxCrazy BloodKnight, who [[OrgasmicCombat literally gets off]] ''[[InterplayOfSexAndViolence on violence.]]'' Which she openly confessed to Takashi, when she told him how she'd once beaten a would-be rapist within an inch of his life... and enjoyed it. Not because he tried to rape her, but because of [[SexIsViolence the euphoric glee she got from beating the ever living sh*t out of someone]] without restraint. And she's '''[[CuteAndPsycho GOOD]]''' at it. Which is why Takashi's glad she's on ''their'' side and regards her as [[ a necessary evil.]]˛* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Kagura started off as this and eventually [[HeelFaceTurn softened]] via CharacterDevelopment into an AloofAlly of the good guys that fitted the [[IceQueen cynical]] version of a {{Heel Face Turn}}ed Dark Action Girl; strictly speaking, she was a Dark Action Girl due to being enslaved to the BigBad, which made her a BrokenBird as well.˛* Since DefeatMeansFriendship, there are only a few female characters from ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' who ''still'' are Dark Action Girls:˛** Subverted with Presea Testarossa from the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha first season]]. Despite being one of most powerful known mages and the BigBad of that season, she is TheUnfought.˛** 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.˛*** Ironically, the other one of the two darkest Numbers ([[TheSociopath Quattro]]) lacks the action part.˛** The Mariage from ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' are almost literal {{Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot}}s who kill and eat people and infect the corpses to turn them into new Mariages.˛** From ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', the three fighting female members of the Hückebein family fit this trope: Curren, Cypha and Arnage. Arnage is the PerkyFemaleMinion, Cypha is AxCrazy BloodKnight who almost killed Signum in their first fight, and Curren is [[BigBad the leader]], a MoodSwinger and the first thing she did when she appeared in the series is impaling Hayate [[InTheBack from behind]].˛* Evangeline from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', before her HeelFaceTurn. Not that she'd [[{{Tsundere}} ever admit to having made one]].˛* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has a load of bait-and-switch Dark Action Girls who [[FauxActionGirl sometimes don't live up to their initial posturing]] or pull a whiplash-inducing HighHeelFaceTurn, but the standout is Tayuya, the flute-playing, SirSwearsALot genjutsu expert of the Sound Four, who easily cows her AxCrazy coworkers, punches out the eponymous hero, and demonstrates, perhaps better than anyone in the series, save Uchiha Itachi, why genjutsu is ''not'' the "soft" one of the three main ninja skill sets. She then goes toe to toe with Shikamaru, the smartest guy in the whole series, and proceeds to back him into a corner and break his nigh-unbreakable binding jutsu with sheer brute force and bloody-mindedness. The only thing that stops her is having a forest dropped on her courtesy of Temari, a badass ActionGirl whose idea of a "cat fight" is breaking her opponent's spine and then tossing them across the room.˛* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has its fair share, from Miss Double Finger (and arguably Miss Merry Christmas) to Kalifa. Boa Hancock initially appeared to be this, but mellowed out over time (though she can still be cruel to enemies). The sole female member of the [[ThePsychoRangers Blackbeard Pirates]], Catarina Devon, counts.˛* The titular character of ''LightNovel/Overlord2012'' Satoru Suzuki/Momonga has multiple Dark Action Girls under his command, most notably his two main love interests, his [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon elegant and beautiful, but barely stable and cutthroat]] AxCrazy [[TheDragon second-in-command]] Albedo, and the CuteAndPsycho vampire and guardian of the Nazarick's first three floors Shalltear Bloodfallen, both of which are among if not ''the'' best fighters on their side, as well as there most evil. ˛** Another member of the guardians is Aura Bella Fiora a tomboyish dark elf, TheBeastMaster, and co-guardian of the sixth floor with her [[PolarOppositeTwins twin brother]] Mare Bello Fiore. ˛** For an example not on their side, we have Clementine, a boisterous and sadistic BloodKnight who enjoys brutally killing anyone unfortunate enough to cross her path with a big SlasherSmile on her face. ˛** There is also The Pleiades, who with the exception of their leader [[BadassInANiceSuit Sebas]], are a squad consisting entirely of {{Ninja Maid}}s, meant to serve as The Great Tomb of Nazarick's and its leader's last line of defense if the guardians failed. ˛* Sabrina and Lorelei of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Interestingly enough, both of them have joined forces with the protagonists at some point due to an EnemyMine situation; in fact, Sabrina does so ''against'' Lorelei.˛* Every female villain in the ''Anime/PrettyCure franchise'' does count to a degree, but the most outstanding example is [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Dark Precure]], who doesn't rely on MonstersOfTheWeek.˛* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has [[{{Jerkass}} Ky]][[FieryRedhead ouko]] [[PsychoForHire Sakura]]. She [[CharacterDevelopment gets]] [[TookALevelInKindness better]], to the point of even [[spoiler:pulling a MercyKill[=/=]HeroicSacrifice so that Sayaka (who she has become very sympathetic toward) doesn't have to [[DyingAlone die alone]], even admitting that part of the reason she became a MagicalGirl in the first place was because she wanted to protect someone]].˛* Early in ''LightNovel/ReZero'' the major threat is Elsa Granhiert. She's a polite raven-haired beauty with [[{{Stripperiffic}} exceptionally eccentric]] fashion sense. She is also a ruthless assassin with a disturbing appreciation for the beauty of her enemies' guts and the combat skills to put up a decent fight against one of the most powerful knights in the kingdom. ˛-->'''Elsa:''' If I lose my fangs, I’ll use my claws. If I lose my claws, I’ll use my bones. And if I lose my bones, I’ll use my life.˛* Pirotess from ''Anime/RecordOfLodossWar'', a female dark elf who serves as the villainous counterpart to the high elf on the heroes' side, Deedlit.˛* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':˛** Any of the Sailor Animamates from the last season. Sailor Animamates were the servants of BigBad Sailor Galaxia, who was hunting down Star Seeds/Sailor Crystals across the universe. [[spoiler:They were all once good, but Sailor Senshi become evil when they lose their Sailor Crystals.]]˛** The Doom and Gloom Girls, Queen Beryl's last and strongest warriors from the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], who very nearly succeeded in defeating the Sailor Senshi.˛** Also the Ayakashi Sisters, {{Evil Counterpart}}s of the Inner Senshi and pretty competent combatants. [[spoiler: In the anime, however, they have a collective HeelFaceTurn.]]˛* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' has Ophiuchus Shaina start off as this in the classic series (before undergoing a HighHeelFaceTurn), and a few others like Geist (anime only) who is Shaina's sister, and Mermaid Thethis in the Poseidon saga.˛** ''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.˛** ''[[Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega Saint Seiya Omega]]'' brings more examples, among the most prominent ones Hornet/Scorpio Sonia, Gemini Paradox, the BigBad from the second season Pallas, and her subordinate, Great Sword Gallia.˛* ''Sands of Destruction'' features a couple, though who and to what extent varies by adaptation:˛** In [[Manga/SandsOfDestruction the manga]], VillainProtagonist Morte is a gleeful OmnicidalManiac whose favorite things include [[MadBomber bombs]], StuffBlowingUp, and [[BloodKnight hitting things]] with her {{BFS}}.˛** In [[Anime/SandsOfDestruction the anime]], Morte softensu into an ActionGirl with a DarkAndTroubledPast, but [[TheGunslinger Rhi'a]] takes her place, preferring to shoot first and not bother to ask questions later. Naturally, the two of them end up fighting quite often, but rather than being a DesignatedGirlFight, it's more about pitting two of the best fighters against each other.˛* Karinka from ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi'' toes the line. She beats another main character, and lives primarily so she can destroy the main character and steal her boyfriend. Oh, yeah, she curses like a sailor, too.˛* Adiane from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' beats down an entire brigade on land and [[MoreDeadlyThanTheMale is the most violent and psychotic member of the Beastmen Generals]]. Her Gunmen even brings to mind VaginaDentata.˛* The anime ''Manga/TokyoESP'' has several examples.˛** Kobushi Kuroi not only has the ability to make herself invisible, but is also a talented boxer. In the course of the plot, however, [[ActionGirl she becomes a heroine]].˛** However, her sister Kozuki Kuroi remains evil. She is also a good fighter and has [[PsychicPowers special powers]].˛** Lin Lianjie also qualifies, as does Amie Namuro. Both are [[ChaoticEvil especially evil]].˛** The second major villain is Minami Azuma, who also plays this trope.˛* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' features several of these, all deadly Ghouls that enjoy playing with their food and killing anyone that gets in their way.˛** [[VillainousGlutton Binge Eater]] Rize Kamishiro, a serial predator that targets attractive young men and enjoys "gently scrambling" their insides. ˛** The series ''loves'' [[spoiler:pulling a SamusIsAGirl with its {{Big Bad}}s, with the major threats of the side-stories ''Jack'' and ''Joker'' both revealed to be women]]. Perhaps the greatest example of this in the series is [[spoiler:the legendary HeroKiller, Eto/Sen/the One-Eyed Owl. She is considered the most dangerous Ghoul in Tokyo, a brilliant EvilOverlord, and so powerful that only [[TheAce Arima]], [[TheHero Kaneki]] (eventually), and [[FinalBoss Furuta]] have been able to take her on in battle]].˛** The sequel introduces another in the form of [[FemmeFatale Nutcracker]], another deadly fighter with a preference for male victims. [[GroinAttack Guess why they call her that]].˛* The series ''[[LightNovel/YoujoSenki Youjo Senki: The Saga of Tanya the Evil]]'' has the titular character [[VillainProtagonist Lt. Tanya Degurechaff]], possibly one of if not the youngest examples of this trope, at only around ''[[ChildSoldiers ten years old]]''. Yet on the battlefields of an alternate version of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, she is one of the most powerful and ruthless soldiers you could ever have the misfortune of meeting, even earning herself the nickname ''[[RedBaron The Devil of The Rhine]]''. Tanya is a mage born with an incredibly high amount of power, that makes blasting through entire companies of enemy mages, ground soldiers, planes, and artillery a breeze, not that she won't resort to cutting her enemies open with her bayonet and even ''blowing herself up'' if she has to. She is also an extremely ruthless, brilliant, and [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] leader, willing to get her own men killed simply for annoying her and only pretending to care about her troops or country to further her own personnel gain. ˛* In ''Manga/YuGiOh Duel Monsters'', Mai Kujaku becomes one in the Doma arc and eventually steals the souls of Pegasus and Jonouchi (though, she has a HeelFaceTurn right after stealing the latter's soul).˛* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'':˛** The two female Seven Stars Assassins, Camula and Tania, are among the four strongest members. Aside from Amnael, they are the only members to win against the Key Guardians, but both of them end up defeated by Judai.˛*** Tania is actually a tiger, and she becomes an ally in the third season.˛** Asuka becomes one temporarily during the second season when she becomes a member of the [[LightIsNotGood Society of Light]], and she replaces her [[DanceBattler Cyber Girl]] deck for a [[AnIcePerson White Night]] deck.˛** If you see the BigBad of the third season, Yubel, [[AmbiguousGender as a girl]], then "she" counts as one. WomanScorned is pretty much the reason for ˛* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'':˛** Aki is one as the Black Rose Witch, a violent and destructive duelist with PsychicPowers, before reconciling with her parents.˛** Misty and Carly as Dark Signers. Misty tries to avenge her younger brother's death by trying to kill Aki, the person she thinks is responsible for his death, and nearly defeats her twice. Carly defeats Divine in a duel, in which her final attack sends him falling down a building, nearly killing him, and ''could have'' defeated Jack if not for a HeroicSacrifice.˛* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'':˛** Droite starts out as one, although AffablyEvil. She later becomes a regular ActionGirl.˛** Merag is the only female member of the Seven Barian Emperors. [[spoiler:To make Rio's FaceHeelTurn more effective, the first crime Merag commits is killing Tetsuo, although she kind of regrets it.]]˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Comic Books]]˛* 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."˛* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} enemy Lucy Lane, Superwoman. She was a soldier before being subjected to experiments which gave her Kryptonian-like powers. Nonetheless, she's fixated on getting her father's approval, whatever the cost. In ''Who IS Superwoman?'' her obsession has turned her into an amoral monster who will do anything to please him, caring for nothing more.˛* 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.˛* Marvel's Titania is a foe of ComicBook/SheHulk, and has similar degrees of superhuman strength and endurance.˛* ComicBook/BettyRoss when she's BrainwashedAndCrazy as Harpy and Red She-Hulk.˛* ''Comicbook/YTheLastMan'', thanks to the [[GenderCide premise]], has several examples as villains. Most notably, there's Alter and her AmazonBrigade, the (unrelated) Daughters of the Amazon, Toyota, and Hero, [[spoiler:who makes the rare HeelFaceTurn]].˛** ''Especially'' Toyota.˛* [[Characters/SecretSix Scandal]] from ''Villains United'' and ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' first appears to simply be a MiddleManagementMook. However, she's shown to be extremely dangerous in combat, quite possibly insane, and very hard to kill (and it's revealed that her father is the immortal supervillain ComicBook/VandalSavage).˛* ComicBook/BlackCat, one of Franchise/SpiderMan's love interests. Her HeelFaceTurn is often a BatmanGambit, her betrayals less an indication of her turn than the prime motivator all along. Though she doesn't need love in her life, she can appreciate it when it's there and remembers it fondly after abandoning it, which is why she doesn't return to the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor by whacking the Hero.˛* Destrii, from the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic. She begins a HeelFaceTurn after being beaten to a pulp by her father figure, the BigBad, for [[HeelFaceTurn daring to side with the Doctor]].˛* Most of the main characters in the ''Chaos! Comics'' universe were these.˛* For a while, it seemed that ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' villain ComicBook/{{Typhoid Mary|MarvelComics}} was going to be this. Then she went and soared merrily over the MoralEventHorizon, diving right into her current [[AxCrazy personality]].˛%%* Maggie Burroughs post-FaceHeelTurn in ''ComicBook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh: The Nightmare Warriors''.˛* The ''ComicBook/XMen'' villain ComicBook/{{Mystique}}. Though [[VoluntaryShapeshifting her powers]] don't offer any real advantage in a fight, she's a skilled martial artist who supplements her physical prowess with an arsenal of firearms. She [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder frequently]] makes fake {{Heel Face Turn}}s that turn out to be {{Batman Gambit}}s to screw the X-Men over, and when she betrays them, she naturally shoots or beats the shit out of whichever X-Man she'd gotten especially close to while she was [[EvilAllAlong "good"]] (See Iceman. And Forge, ''twice''.). Somehow they always fall for it, because she's ''just that good'' at deceiving and manipulating people. ˛* Mariah from ''ComicBook/SinCity''. She mostly appears in ''Hell And Back'' as a deadly assassin who has a rivalry with [[TheVamp vampish]] Blue Eyes, also a part of the same guild.˛%%* Both Mejai and Ansea Latal from ''ComicBook/LeScorpion''.˛* In ''ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}'', Kriss of Valnor is beyond greedy, but her badassness matches Thorgal's, ''which is '''really''' saying something''.˛* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica villain [[Characters/CaptainAmerica Syn]], {{da|ddysLittleVillain}}ughter of the ComicBook/RedSkull and just as evil as her father. She even took up his mantle as the new Red Skull for a while.˛* ComicBook/{{X 23}}. She usually dresses in dark colors, is often emotionally standoffish, and is willing to kill and torture to achieve her goals, even ''after'' joining the X-Men and attempting to turn her life around. However it's been increasingly downplayed over time, and while she's still able to kill if she has to, thanks to CharacterDevelopment it's more and more her last resort. By the beginning of ''Comicbook/AllNewWolverine'' she's verging on outright becoming TheCape.˛* From ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'', we have Noriko, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Blood Princess]].˛* Zephyr Quinn of Matt Fraction's ''ComicBook/{{Casanova}}'', Casanova's EvilTwin and a hedonistic master thief.˛%%* Reka in ''ComicBook/TheSecretHistory''.˛* ComicBook/LexLuthor has Hope and Mercy, his team of [[BodyguardBabes female bodyguards]].˛* ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeCandyCapers'' has Agent Princess, who pretends to be a female TuxedoAndMartini secret agent but is actually just a pyromaniac psychopath.˛* ComicBook/LadyDeath has a decent amount. ComicBook/{{Purgatori}} (a powerful vampire goddess), Stigmata (a HumanoidAbomination), and the Death Queen. The titular character as well, as she was originally a VillainProtagonist.˛* Tim Drake foe Scarb, who fought him when he was both [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]] and ComicBook/RedRobin, was an accomplished assassin and fighter both in and out of her powered armor and commanded respect among criminals worldwide. ˛* The Marvel rogue's gallery brings us Ruby Thursday of The Headmen, a supervillainess with a gelatinous red [[OrganicTechnology organic computer]][=/=]ShapeshifterWeapon for a head.[[note]]In later appearances (and DependingOnTheWriter) the rest of her body is made of a less malleable form of the same goo. This gives her some limited HealingFactor, and suggests that her StatuesqueStunner form is an intentional invocation of the EvilIsSexy aspect of this trope.[[/note]] While she looks exactly as strange as that description makes it sound, she leverages her mental and physical fortitude into a career as a highly competent GeniusBruiser.˛* ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'': Black Widow is the ActionGirl of the Ultimates, and turns out to be a traitor, killing Hawkeye's family and Jarvis. ˛[[/folder]]˛%%˛%%[[folder:Comic Strips]]˛%%* Princess Aura in ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', although she eventually does a HeelFaceTurn.˛%%[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Fan Works]]˛* [[OriginalCharacter V]] in ''FanFic/ACureForLove''. She is an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] trained by Wammy's House [[spoiler: and the BigBad]]. ˛* ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'' has the [[AxCrazy Reaper of Shinobi]], and [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan Kohaku]].˛* In FanFic/ActionPack the only villains to appear as of now are women, Joystick , Iron Maiden, Snapdragon, and Quake. [[spoiler: Both Joystick and Iron Maiden actually get one over on Spider-Man and they both get Black Fox to let them go, and coincidentally it takes both of them to take them down. And though only one actual appearance, Quake still goes head to head with Kira and can hold her own.]] The only real let down, the 'Faux Dark Action Girl' is Snapdragon.˛* [[spoiler: Kyoka Suigetsu]], the (apparent) BigBad of the ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' fanfic ''[[ Chasing the Moon]]''.˛* ''FanFic/HarmonyTheory'':˛** Charisma is a pegasus pony born with a "Killer Mark", which makes her a natural born BloodKnight, who is instantly told the best ways to kill everypony in her immediate vicinity (Whether she wants to or not.) as well as a former member of the Solar Kingdom Special Forces. This has lead to becoming an [[TheDreaded infamous and feared]] PsychoForHire and [[TheDragon chief enforcers]] to one of the {{Big Bad}}s, who a said to be invincible in a fair fight.˛** One of the two main villains of the story is Nightmare Umbra, a nigh unstoppable PhysicalGod, believed by many to be the [[WarGod living embodiment of war itself]] and wielding a vast arsenal of magic from simple SuperStrength and SuperSpeed to being able to create armies of undead. ˛* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', Satan Girl is Kara's dark side embodied and non-fettered by a conscience or human compassion and empathy. She's inhumanly powerful and lives to destroy.˛* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', Dr. Wily brainwashes a cosmetics robot to attack and humiliate Roll, and sics Doris the maid on Dr. Light.˛** Nomad would have been this if she had stayed with Wily.˛** Splash Woman is also this; in addition to her brainwashing powers, she packs a plasma staff.˛* ''Fanfic/MortalKombatVsMarvelUniverse'':˛** Cassie is the most prominent example from the heroes' side, being this in the main story and the omakes, due to being the host of the dark half of the Phoenix Force.˛** Kitana is also this, stemming from being an assassin and former revenant.˛* "[[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.˛* C'ren Bieber of ''FanFic/OneLessLonelyGurl'' is this and a VillainProtagonist, despite being a GirlyGirl who refuses to wear black.˛* In the WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures fic ''Fanfic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade is trying to fit this trope, with magic mixed in with physical ability, [[spoiler: but has been weakened in a recent chapter, and is planning on recovering and taking a [[TookALevelInBadass Level In Badass]] or two before entering the fight directly again]].˛* Victoria Kati Ahart starts out as one in the ''Film/StarTrek2009'' fanfic ''[[ Safe and Sound]]'', being one of Khan's followers and all, but she gets better as the story goes on. By extension the other woman follower, Cleopatra Suzette Ling, is most likely one too, but doesn't get the chance to show off her skills like Victoria does. ˛* Tiffany Stevens in ''FanFic/TheSecretLifeOfTheBackyardKids.''˛* [[BloodKnight Amber Sheen]] in the ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning''.˛* The Prowler in ''Fanfic/AmazingFantasy'' is HellBentForLeather, badass enough to go toe-to-toe with Franchise/SpiderMan, and has eluded all of Japan's greatest Heroes, including [[WorldsGreatestWarrior All Might]], for years.˛* ''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.˛* Iva Kann from ''Fanfic/APrizeForThreeEmpires'' is a Kree warrior groomed since her childhood into becoming a killing machine.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Film — Animated]]˛* Helga Sinclair from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', as she can hold up a nasty, especially towards her former boss Rourke for betraying her for his greed.˛* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInPrincessPower'', Kara's cousin Dark Sparkle is Super Sparkle's rival and they quickly try to outdo each other.˛* Andrea Beaumont from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' combines this trope with being a FemmeFatale BrokenBird. Averted in most of the movie, considering that [[spoiler: nobody is even aware the Phantasm is ''female'' until the final act]].˛* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndHarleyQuinn'' has ComicBook/PoisonIvy as one of the film's main villains and is pretty good in a fight. Harley Quinn was one before she retired.˛* Shenzi, Zira, and Vitani are nonhuman ones from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' films. Shenzi is a hyena and one of Scar's henchmen (and it's implied that she's the leader of her entire clan). Zira is Scar's former mate, and tries to avenge his death by leading the Outlanders into war with the Pride Lands. Vitani loves to fight, does the most damage to Simba during the ambush, and holds her own against Nala.˛* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' has [[BigBad The Storm King's]] main enforcer Tempest Shadow, a unicorn mare that abandoned Equestria and turned evil, after her horn was broken in half as a child, making her magic dangerously unstable and ostracizing her from the other ponies. Throughout the film, she's shown [[CurbStompBattle easily defeating pretty much any thing in her way]] do to a mix of being surprisingly strong, a skilled fighter, and the fact that while her damaged horn can't cast most spells, ''it can'' [[CursedWithAwesome unleash explosive blasts of energy]]. ˛* Maleficent from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is the formidable BigBad and ultimately the OneWingedAngel opponent to Prince Phillip in his final battle to save Aurora.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Film — Live-Action]]˛* ''Film/ThreeHundredRiseOfAnEmpire'': has Artemisia, the leader of the Persian Fleet and their most skilled warrior, who has [[ItsPersonal a vendetta against the Greeks]]. During the finale battle of the film she personally enters the fray while DualWielding a pair of swords, easily cutting down any Greek warrior in her way until she finally gets to [[TheHero Themistocles]]. ˛* Selina Kyle aka Catwoman in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' after suffering a psychotic breakdown. She has no qualms about [[CombatPragmatist winning by cheating]], [[PsychopathicManchild jumps rope while she destroys a department store]], and ''[[CatsHaveNineLives survives fatal situations multiple times]]''.˛* ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' has Luv, [[BigBad Wallace's]] top Replicant enforcer, who is shown to be a very skilled and sadistic fighter, at one point [[spoiler: destroying K's [[KissMeIAmVirtual virtual girlfriend]]]] in front of him, after she got the drop on the heroes. ˛* Leilah, the elf terrorist and BigBad in ''Film/{{Bright}}''. Imagine if [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Legolas]] used modern-day weaponry instead of bow and arrow, was a girl and evil, and you'd get her. ˛* ''Film/{{Bumblebee}}'' introduces us to Shatter, the first female [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Decipticon]] to brought to film and the BigBad of the film's plot. While she generally prefers to be the [[BrainsAndBrawn brains of the operation, and leave her partner Dropkick to be the brawn]], she in no less of a skilled and sadistic fighter than he. ˛* The Picts in ''{{Film/Centurion}}'' have two. The first is also TheArcher though she can more than hold her own in hand-to-hand combat. The second is [[spoiler: Etain]] who is described as more like an animal than a human.˛* The ''Franchise/DieHard'' series has Katja in ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' and Mai Linh in ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard''. Both of them are martial artists and the girlfriend of a more cerebral BigBad, serving as his [[TheDragon Dragon]].˛* Viper from ''Film/{{Doomsday}}'', although her most memorable scene was not fighting but lighting a man on fire in order to cook him for the hungry crowd.˛* Gisele starts off as this in ''Film/FastAndFurious'', before her HeelFaceTurn. Though disappointingly, the only action she really gets to do in the film is very briefly firing at some SWAT team members at one point.˛** ''Film/FastAndFurious6'' has Vegh, one of Shaw's henchmen, who drives a heavily modified vehicle designed to ram and flip-over other cars. ˛** There is also [[spoiler: Agent Riley Hicks, [[TheMole Shaw's mole in Hobbs/Dom's team]] and possibly the single most skilled female fighter in the series, as Letty desperately has to use [[CombatPragmatist everything she has at her disposal]] just to hold her own, let alone actually beat her]]. ˛** Also Letty herself, who had a FaceHeelTurn and joined Shaw's, [[spoiler: after losing her memories and disappearing, after supposedly dying two films ago]]. Though luckily, she's [[HeelFaceTurn back on the hero's side]] by the end of the film.˛** ''Film/FuriousSeven'' has Kara, an implied BloodKnight and the leader of an Abu Dhabi billionaire's personnel AmazonBrigade security force, who can fight [[ActionGirl Letty]] to a draw. ˛* Leather-clad Tatiana - TheDragon in ''Film/FinalScore'' - uses a submachine gun, kickboxing skills and a combat knife during a prolonged battle with the hero.˛* Ni Chang from ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'', the "[[WhiteHairBlackHeart White-Haired Witch]]" and a minion of the Jade Warlord who nearly kills Lu Yan and easily outmatches Jason.˛* Captain Phasma from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' is a subversion. As the leader of the stormtroopers you'd expect her to be a formidable opponent for the heroes, but she never fights and gets captured easily. She has better luck showing off her skills in the expanded universe and in ''Film/TheLastJedi'', she gets into a fight with Finn and proves to be fair match [[spoiler:albeit, only for a little while]].˛* TheBaroness from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''. Slick leather outfit, tall boots, and two guns, she is a crossover with the FemmeFatale, as she seduces quite a few characters, but her usual MO is kicking butt. Counterpart to GI Joe operative Scarlett. Disappointingly, she turns out to be Brainwashed and AxCrazy and not doing it purely ForTheEvulz.˛* Bellatrix Lestrange from the ''Film/HarryPotter'' series, who is just as much of a HeroKiller as her book counterpart and even more AxCrazy.˛* Many, many bad [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] girls, but particularly Xenia Onatopp (Creator/FamkeJanssen) in ''Film/GoldenEye'', Mayday (Creator/GraceJones) in ''Film/AViewToAKill'' and Fiona Volpe (Luciana Paluzzi) in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''.˛* Dr. Ilsa Hayden in ''Film/JudgeDredd''. She has a CatFight with ActionGirl Judge Hershey.˛* ''Film/JohnWick'' has a few examples, among the ''many'' different assassins that appear in the series:˛** Ms. Perkins from the first movie, is not only a competent assassin, but also one of the most ruthless and sadistic characters in the whole film. Unlike the other assassins, she does ''not'' obey [[EvenEvilHasStandards the rules set by The Continental.]] [[spoiler: [[KarmicDeath This ultimately turns out to be a bad idea.]]]] ˛** Though she is not nearly as badass as John or [[{{Foil}} Cassian]], Ares, [[TheDragon the chief enforcer and bodyguard]] to Santino, the BigBad [[Film/JohnWickChapter2 of the sequel]] also qualifies and actually manages to give John a pretty even fight for awhile. The key word being awhile.˛** The sequel also has the unnamed "violinist assassin", one of the many assassins who go after Wick, after Santino [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder inevitably betrays him.]] Though she loses, she does manage to wound Wick, making his confrontations with the proceeding assassin, all the more difficult. ˛* Most of the predatory dinosaurs in the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' franchise could count, due to the scientist only creating females to help control their population. These include the iconic [[Film/JurassicPark T-Rex and Velociraptors]] and [[Film/JurassicWorld the I-Rex]]. ˛* ''Film/KickAss2'' has [[HuskyRusskie Mother Russia]], a super strong OneWomanArmy and TheDragon, who is shown taking out ten police officers by herself and [[LittleMissBadass Hit Girl]]. The two [[DavidVersusGoliath fight]] in the climax, as they are the only ones in the film that are shown to be capable of taking the other on.˛* ''Film/KillBill'': O-Ren Ishii, Elle Driver, and Vernita Green were all part of [[AmazonBrigade The Deadly Vipers Assassins]], the same team our [[ActionGirl heroine]] was on and are all shown to be at least on par with her. ˛** The first film also has Gogo Yubari, [[CuteAndPsycho psychotic]] [[LittleMissBadass seventeen year old girl]] working under the aforementioned O-Ren Ishii, who in the present, has become a Yakuza boss. She [[EpicFlail a huge Meteor hammer like weapon with retractable saw blades]] that probably weighs more than ''she does''.˛*** Probably of note is that the The Crazy 88s, O-Ren's personnel {{mooks}}, have a fair amount of female members in general. ˛ ** We [[OneSceneWonder briefly]] meet another female assassin in the second film, named Karen Kim, who ambushes [[spoiler: Beatrix]] in her hotel room with a shotgun. ˛* A fast and ruthless combatant, Gazelle from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' is a very capable fighter. Of her opponents only [[CombatParkour Eggsy]] is even able to land a scratch on her. [[spoiler: Good thing a scratch was all he needed.]]˛* ''Film/ManOfSteel'' has Sub-Commander Faora-Ul, Generals Zod's [[TheDragon second in command]] and one the Kryptonian Invaders' most skilled combatants.˛* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:''˛** Natasha Romanoff a.k.a Black Widow used to be an assassin for the Soviets prior to doing her HeelFaceTurn.˛** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has Nebula, the [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul cyberneticly enhanced]] enforcer and adopted daughter of [[GreaterScopeVillain Thanos]], who has a personnel grudge [[CainAndAbel against her "sister"]] resident ActionGirl and member of the titular team Gamora. [[spoiler: Though by the [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 sequel]], she starts to mellow out and even becomes a sort of semi-team mate.]] ˛** Gamora also used be one, similar to Nebula, before joining the Guardians.˛** Several members of The Zealots from ''Film/{{Doctor Strange|2016}}'' are female.˛** Hela, the BigBad of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is one [[{{Pun}} hell]] of a Dark Action Girl. She dresses in a skin-tight black and green bodysuit, keeps her nails long (and painted black) and wears copious amounts of ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow. Oh, and she can wipe the floor with anyone. ''Anyone''. [[spoiler:Well, except a fire demon the size of a small mountain.]] More than that, she is a [[OneManArmy one-woman army]] who can slaughter entire armies single-handedly and without even breaking a sweat.˛** Proxima Midnight, from ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', is another female warrior and member of [[BigBad Thanos']] adopted children, who's shown holding her own against several members of the Avengers throughout the film, but unlike Nebula and Gamora who very begrudgingly followed Thanos, Proxima seems no less devoted to his goals than he. ˛** ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' introduces us to Ava Starr/Ghost, a deadly, ruthless, highly intelligent, and extremely athletic thief with {{intangibility}} powers. She fights on even footing with both Scott and Hope at multiple points throughout the film, and even overpowers them on a few occasions. [[spoiler: Though its eventually revealed that [[AntiVillain she only does what she does out of desperation, as her powers are rapidly killing her]] and stealing the Pym family's particle technology may be the only way save herself.]] ˛* Ms. Clinton in ''Film/{{Momentum|2015}}'' is a skilled (and rather sadistic) member of a CleanupCrew whose first action is to kickbox a man into submission. It's not until the climax when she really gets to shine, though. After [[MadeOfIron she survives a bomb blast]], the bloody-faced killer takes on and defeats multiple security guards armed with truncheons and sidearms. And she starts the fight ''without a weapon''. [[spoiler: This toughie only goes down when a CombatPragmatist shoots her in the head.]]˛* ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'':˛** Anck-su-namun / Meela Nais is shown to be an even match for [[ActionGirl Evy]] in modern times and even manages to defeat her in ancient times. [[spoiler: Unfortunately in modern times, she proves herself to be a DirtyCoward who runs when the going gets tough.]]˛** Choi from ''The Dragon Emperor'' is a competent soldier and [[TheDragon lieutenant]] to General Yang, [[spoiler: and unlike Anuck-su-namun, is brave enough [[AlasPoorVillain to die trying to save General Yang, after the latter gets caught between large wooden wheels]]]]. ˛* Princess Ahmanet from ''Film/TheMummy2017'' is shown to be a skilled combatant, even before she became an undead mystical creature, managing to win a sparring match back in Ancient Egypt against a larger opponent. ˛* The Russian gangster, Mona Demarkov, in ''Film/RomeoIsBleeding'' is a particularly ruthless and sadistic example, without the benefit of magic powers or WaifFu.˛* ''Film/RushHour'' ''2'' has Hu Li, the female enforcer for The Triads, who manages to quickly defeat and injure Isabella in their DesignatedGirlFight, before almost killing Detective Carter with a sword, and at the end of the movie [[spoiler: tries to [[TakingYouWithMe take the heroes out with her, using a bomb]]]].˛* ''Film/TheScorpionKing'': From the second movie onwards, every entry includes an evil female warrior to have a DesignatedGirlFight with the {{Love Interest|s}}:˛** Astarte in ''Rise of a Warrior'' as an evil goddess of {{love|Goddess}} and {{war|God}} that actually serves as the movie's GreaterScopeVillain due to [[BigBad Sargon]] being her worshiper. She does fight against Layla briefly.˛** Tsukai in ''Search for Redemption'' is a [[MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil undead summoned by the Book of the Dead]] to kill Mathayus and trades blows with Princess Silda.˛** Chancara in ''Quest for Power'' is a fierce cage fighter whom Valina is forced to fight against in order for her and her allies proceed into their quest.˛** 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|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]]. ˛* ''Film/{{Skyscraper}}'' has Botha's female lieutenant Xia. She kills numerous police officers and security guards throughout the movie (including two at the control facility she effortlessly demolishes with a mixture of martial arts and gunfire), callously murders the team's hacker after [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he did his job and was afterwards more of a liability]], and [[spoiler: she would have strangled [[ActionMom Sarah]] to death near the end of the film, if not for Inspector Wu's intervention]].˛* ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'':˛** Harley Quinn is the right hand girl of ComicBook/TheJoker and according to Amanda Waller, may be just as crazy and even more dangerous than him. In the film, she's able to keep up and fight on even terms with the rest of the team, despite having no powers, being significantly smaller than most of them, and presumably not having any formal combat training, ''and'' only being armed with a [[RevolversAreJustBetter .357 revolver]], a mallet and a baseball bat.˛** There's also the BigBad of the film, The Enchantress, a {{Physical God}}dess capable of easily decimating a city and posing a huge threat to the world, and even without using her powers, is able to fend off the whole squad on her own. ˛* [[RobotGirl The T-X (Terminatrix)]] from ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' is the first "female" Terminator robot of the saga. She was designed by Skynet to combat reprogrammed Terminator units. To wit, she is much stronger, much tougher, and capable of overriding the reprogramming done by the Resistance, and John Connor even calls her an "Anti-Terminator-Terminator". In terms of technology, she's a composite of the T-800 and the T-1000 -- she's liquid metal over an endoskeleton, making her more stable than the T-1000, as well as being able to carry on-board weapons, and is still able to shift her appearance to impersonate other people, making her a LightningBruiser. [[MurderousThighs Her thighs are capable of crushing bones with pressure greater than an industrial hydraulic press.]] And she wears a [[LadyInRed red]] [[HellBentForLeather leather catsuit]] in her default form.˛%%* Lori is this in both the original ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]'' and [[Film/TotalRecall2012 the remake]]. ˛* Lola from the ''Film/{{Transporter 2}}'', could also double as PsychoForHire.˛* Selene from ''Film/Underworld2003'' fits this trope quite nicely until she realizes that she's been fighting the wrong war.˛* Dracula's three brides become this in ''Film/VanHelsing''. Marishka is killed off pretty early but Verona and Aleera really prove to be quite the thorn in the protagonist's side.˛* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':˛** Mystique in the original trilogy is a lethal assassin, and her super-agility gives her a great advantage over her foes during combat. She's a manipulative seductress who's not ashamed to kick lots of ass with [[SheFu acrobatics]] and [[KickChick kicks]]. In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', she's a main villain in 1973 and kicks even more ass.˛** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': Lady Deathstrike. RavenHairIvorySkin, [[AloofDarkHairedGirl stoic]], [[DressedToKill dark clothes]], agile and ''literally'' sharp. This may be subverted though, given that she's actually being mind-controlled by [[BigBad William Stryker]]. ˛** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': Callisto is basically Magneto's replacement for Mystique and fights Storm twice with her SuperSpeed.˛** ''Film/TheWolverine'': Viper is a vicious poisoner and martial artist to the point that even men don't mind fighting her. ˛** ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'': Angel Dust can hold her own against Colossus.˛** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':˛*** ComicBook/{{Storm}} wields enough power to [[spoiler:attack Jean, Cyclops and Beast simultaneously and was overpowering Scott in their BeamOWar]].˛*** ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} is trained in both sword fighting and martial arts. She goes toe-to-toe with Beast and almost kills him.˛---->'''Creator/OliviaMunn''': [[ Psylocke is very lethal,]] and she's not afraid to get her hands dirty.˛* ''Wolf Warrior II:'' Athena is one of the villainous PrivateMilitaryContractors. Handy with a pistol and a sniper rifle and middling in a fist fight, but her most actiony moment is ramping a motor bike up onto the roofs of some shanties and then jumping from the bike onto a speeding 4x4 and trying to smash her way in. Probably the girlfriend of Great Bear, TheBrute of the bunch. ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Literature]]˛* ''Literature/TheRadix'': Adriana Borgia, modern descendant of 'that' Borgias, is one of the novel's strongest ass-kickers, and a master of ColdBloodedTorture.˛* Malina Kekapania of ''Literature/TwoSerpentsRise'' poisoned a city's water supply, killed a god, and awakened giant fire serpents to chase foreign sorcerers, whom she saw as an occupying force, out of the city. ˛* Bellatrix Lestrange of ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Voldemort's [[TheDragon Dragon]] and a total {{Yandere}} for him, she takes great joy in torturing others and murders [[spoiler:Sirius Black, Dobby, and Tonks]] - not to mention permanently hospitalising Neville's parents in the backstory. ˛%%* Protagonist example who is still "Dark": Lale of ''Literature/TheAssassinsOfTamurin''.˛* Hester Shaw in ''Literature/MortalEngines'' becomes a completely merciless killer. Stalker Fang is at least as much of a bad girl. Being horribly crippled then turned into BrainInAJar inside a KillerRobot chassis can do that to someone.˛* Angelina, supposedly reformed [[SerialKiller murderess]] turned Special Corp agent/wife of [[Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat 'Slippery Jim' DiGriz]]. Always carries an arsenal of lethal weaponry on her person, and has the ability to produce a [[{{BFG}} .75 calibre recoilless]] from HammerSpace whenever she thinks her husband is getting too slippery for her taste. Supposedly, her more psychopathic impulses have been removed by the psych-techs, but Jim frequently has to restrain her natural enthusiasm for killing and torture.˛* Another protagonist example: Celaena/Aelin of ''Literature/ThroneOfGlass'', especially in the first book. Not shocking, given that she's a [[HeWhoFightsMonsters conflicted]], [[SuperpoweredEvilSide supernaturally-angry]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast secretive]] [[PsychoForHire assassin]]. The shit well and truly hits the fan when she goes toe-to-toe with fellow DAG, bloodthirsty witch [[BloodKnight Manon Blackbeak]].˛* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse actually has a ''lot'' of these. ˛** Mara Jade (pre-HeelFaceTurn), Aurra Sing, and every female Sith ever are among the most notable. ˛** Asajj Ventress, Count Dooku's main follower...cruel, skilled, and a major threat, with a tendency to pull a NotQuiteDead every time she seems defeated. While she ultimately turns against Dooku, it's not a HeelFaceTurn so much as a case of ScrewThisImOuttaHere.˛* War from ''Literature/GoodOmens'', who's [[FemmeFatale as deadly as she is beautiful]]. Considering she's the AnthropomorphicPersonification of war, this shouldn't be a surprise.˛* Rare heroic example: Rachel from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' who begins as an ActionGirl but gets closer and closer to this trope as the series goes on. [[TortureTechnician Taylor]] could be seen as an actual villainous example, though she generally avoids using her unique fighting skills in favor of psychological manipulation.˛* Phrygiar Navaris from the ''Literature/CodexAlera'' is a psychotically obsessive swordswoman and one of the top five blades in her civilization - she normally hires herself out as a mercenary, and has racked up a kill count ''in the hundreds'' during her life (and those are just the ones we know about). Aquitainus Invidia from the same series is more like TheVamp, TheChessmaster, and a traitor all in one person, but she's more than capable of getting her hands dirty if she has to.˛* Makala of ''Literature/TheBladeOfTheFlame'', both before her in-backstory death and after she [[spoiler:gets bitten by a vampire]]. Exhibits ClingyJealousGirl traits after the spoilered event too.˛* The ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series:˛** The Mord-sith began as Darken Rahl's servants, whom he employed to capture and break his enemy's wizards. Even without their AntiMagic abilities they were often formidable fighters, with Cara being a particular standout. Under Darken Rahl's control they were and brutal and deadly, to the point that even their mere ''presence'' could terrify regular soldiers. ''Especially'' when they were wearing their red leathers. A Mord-sith wearing red indicated she meant ''business'', and your blood was about to end up all over her.[[note]]Mord-sith generally wore brown when off-duty, and white to show that they'd "broken" their captives, and no longer needed to torture them.[[/note]]˛** Death's Mistress, aka Sister Nicci. She serves the [[TheEmpire Imperial Order]] in their war against the "good" factions, a terror to the forces of the New World and a heroine to the Order, and is one of the main threats to Richard Rahl in ''Faith of the Fallen.'' Interestingly enough, she is also a DarkMagicalGirl, FemmeFatale, and a StalkerWithACrush at times. [[spoiler: Eventually, she does a HighHeelFaceTurn and joins Richard's party, and is afterwards their BlackMagicianGirl.]]˛%%* Kitiara from ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}''.˛%%* Ivana Vasilyeva from Creator/DaleBrown's ''Wings of Fire''.˛%%* Penny from Lies, the third book in the ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series.˛* Lara Raith in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' alternates between being Harry's FriendlyEnemy and a reluctant ally. Being a [[HornyDevils White Court vampire]], she is superhumanly strong, fast, and durable, but still needs to feed on the life energy of humans.˛* Miss Hakkendottir from the steampunky ''The Hunchback Assignments'': beautiful, thoroughly evil, and considers {{Mooks}} a disposable/consumable resource. Extra points for her two half-mechanical attack dogs...˛* Lisbeth Salander of ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy''. She slashes the throat of one thug with a broken bottle and scares his gang off by acting [[AxCrazy herself]], [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale violates her sadistic guardian]] and blackmails him with evidence of his rape, reveals her solution to her abusive father was to KillItWithFire, attacks then chases down a Neo-Nazi who she causes to crash before leaving for dead, and that's just the first book. And [[SociopathicHero she's one of the good guys]].˛%%* Electra from ''Literature/GreekNinja'' somewhat falls under this trope.˛* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' had a few over the course of its twenty-two book run:˛** ''Mossflower'': [[BigBad Tsarmina]] [[CatsAreMean the Wildcat Queen]] doesn't seem like one of these at first. A scheming {{evil prince}}ss who poisons her father and frames her brother so she can become [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen queen]], Tsarmina leaves the fighting to others, preferring not to dirty her paws. During the final battle she tries to run away and is cornered by [[TheAce Martin the Warrior]], the most famed fighter in the series' history, and you figure, game over. Instead she goes absolutely [[TheBerserker berserk]] and proceeds to give Martin [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown the beating of his life]], before his ImplacableMan status [[FreakOut spooks]] her into a [[VillainousBreakdown mental breakdown]] and she [[SelfDisposingVillain runs into a lake]]. [[DavidVersusGoliath Huge]], [[AxCrazy utterly mad]], and capable of shredding chainmail with her [[AbsurdlySharpClaws claws alone]] she definitely belongs on this list. Plus, the physical and psychological fallout from this battle scars Martin for the rest of his life.˛** ''The Pearls of Lutra'': Sagitar Sawfang, head of [[BigBad Emperor Ublaz]]'s Trident Rats has a reputation as a formidable fighter, and lives up to it when she kills Rasconza, despite having taken a knife through her chest. Corsair ferret Romsca is also a deadly combatant, fighting Monitor-General Lask Frildur to a MutualKill; Lask's successor as Monitor-General, Zurgat, is the same sort of slavering monster that he himself was, despite being female.˛** ''Marlfox'': Three of High Queen Silth's daughters, Vannan, Predak, and Ziral, are capable fighters, wielding their axes with the same skill as their brothers. Silth herself was purportedly a vicious fighter back in her day, though now, old and sick, she isn't up to much fighting.˛* [[spoiler: Lucy Pennykettle]] from [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]] when possessed by the Shadow.˛* Tansy in Mira Grant's ''Parasite'' subverts this trope by combining it with GenkiGirl and working for [[GreyAndGrayMorality the least bad of the factions in the story]]. But she still actively searches for reasons to kill things and without the MoralityChain of her creator would do so for the most trivial of reasons.˛* Herad the Black Snake from ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial. She leads a group of bandits and is a merciless killer who does indeed like the color black, that and knives.˛* Female Careers from the ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' series, which include Clove from the first book, and Cashmere and Enobaria from ''Catching Fire''. Enobaria in particular even had [[ScaryTeeth her teeth sharpened to a point]] after ripping out someone's throat with her teeth in the Games she won.˛* DimeNovel hero Literature/NickCarter had quite a few of these. Perhaps the most dangerous was Dazaar the Arch Fiend. Her specialty was knife throwing; she could throw a knife hundreds of yards with extreme accuracy.˛** Another of DimeNovel hero Literature/NickCarter's female enemies was Zanoni the Woman Wizard, a skilled hypnotist and chemist (poisons were her specialty). She was a truly nasty piece of work. Once, after being captured by Nick, he warns her not to try to "make love" to him as a way to get out. Her reply conveys her fiendishness: "Have no fear, my pretty man, my cornucopia of driveling goodness. When I make love to you, it will be to your articulated skeleton—to your empty, fleshless skull—to your heart preserved in alcohol and your liver thrown to the dogs."˛* ''Literature/JamesBond'':˛** Hera Volopoulos in ''Literature/TheFactsOfDeath'' was raised by Konstantine Romanos, the novel's BigBad, to be the top of her field in combat and assassination.˛** Margareta Piel in ''Literature/DoubleShot'' is a killer with an insatiable bloodlust who specializes in daring assassinations and is attracted to other deranged people like herself.˛* Pernica the Swift in ''Codebook of the Cosmos'' faces as many as four street robbers in a row with a double set of knives, and wins. In ''The Dominion Device'', she even confronts a hall full of Germanic warriors. With a drinking horn. And earns their respect by giving black eyes to a couple of them. ˛* In ''Literature/DarkHeart'', Wyre is a gleefully sadistic assassin who volunteers her service as a bodyguard to the heroes Myrren and Raine. Later on, Myrren [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] and becomes one as well [[spoiler:in order to fight Wyre when she realizes her real intentions]].˛* In ''Literature/ZeroSight'', {{Deuteragonist}} and vampire Rei Bathory employs JackBauerInterrogationTechnique, is a BloodKnight, feeds on humans and werewolves whenever she has a chance, loves black, and can go OneWingedAngel. Without her BlindObedience to one of the good guys, she would probably be one of the villains instead of one of the heroes..˛* Exaggerated by the [[Literature/TheDraka Draka]] series, in which the titular, [[TheSpartanWay ultra-militarist]] Draka state conscripts all citizen women and have them perform military service just like men, and even their Air Force pilots consistently beat the male infantry veterans and special forces operatives of the United States in hand-to-hand combat thanks to their [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower uber training]]. In other words, every other random {{Mook|s}} is one of these. One book even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s how improbable this is, given their inherent handicap in size, reach and physical strength.˛* Amandis from ''Literature/TheGreatGodsWar'' is a [[SinisterMinister devotee of the Spirit]] and self-proclaimed assassin. Her temper is unpleasant, [[AmbiguouslyEvil her morals are uncertain,]] and she's [[KnifeNut very, very quick with a knife,]] to the point that Bifalt (who is a trained soldier and the veteran of a number of battles) admits that if she decided to kill him, he'd have no way of stopping her.˛* Shelob in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is a female spider who gives Samwise a challenging fight.˛* In ''Literature/{{Renegades}}'', a number of villains are women, including [[MadBomber The Detonator]], [[PlantPerson Hawthorne]] and [[ForcedSleep Nightmare]], all of whom can go toe to toe with their male counterparts.˛* Wedgie Woman is one of, if not ''the'' most badass ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' villain. Jennifer the alien and Trixie the Robo-Booger are also pretty tough, and they are implied, but not explicitly stated, to be female.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Live-Action TV]]˛%%* Ana Espinosa from ''Series/{{Alias}}''.˛* Sarah Corvis in ''Series/BionicWoman'' is a prime example. She teaches the ActionGirl protagonist just so that she can fight her later. Sarah also seems to like to drop hints, though it's been shown she does have a motivating [[FoeYay romantic interest]].˛* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':˛** Faith is half this, half DarkMagicalGirl. Her abilities are action-based, not magical, and the fights between Buffy and Faith are adrenaline-spiked highlights among the series' many action sequences. Directors, stunt directors, actresses, and stunt doubles always seemed to go all out whenever one of these scenes came up. At the same time, her issues are much more of the DMG vein, and she is eventually redeemed DMG-style in a two-part episode of ''Angel''. However, even after Faith returns and joins up with Buffy, the two constantly butt heads, often violently.˛** [[TheVamp Darla]]. While in flashbacks, she's less action-y and more just plain ''evil'', during the first season, she was The Master's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. That is, until she died.˛** GodOfEvil Glory should be mentioned, seeing as she was the BigBad of a season.˛** Wishverse Buffy, to the point where Faith is LighterAndSofter.˛%%* Fiona Glennane from ''Series/BurnNotice'' is one of the rare exceptions of this trope to do a HeelFaceTurn.˛* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': [=UnSub=] Miranda Jakar from "Outfoxed" was a survivor of the Srebrenica massacre who turned {{Child Soldier|s}} and later "family annihilator"-style SerialKiller. Cornered by the BAU she engaged [[TheBigGuy Morgan]] in a fistfight and was overpowering him when he managed to shoot her with her own gun.˛* ''Series/DoctorWho'':˛** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead "Planet of the Dead"]]: Lady Christina de Souza is a ClassyCatBurglar who's much more morally ambiguous than most companions. The Doctor doesn't seem to mind too much.˛** [[spoiler:Melody Pond ''was'' one of these, since she was a psychopathic TykeBomb raised to kill the Doctor. She does perform a HeelFaceTurn and becomes River Song, though.]]˛* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ramsay's companion Myranda is shown to be highly proficient with a bow when she hunts with him.˛* Sqn Ldr Knox from ''Series/InvasionEarth'', who has no qualms about employing the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique on [[CurbStompBattle a man in a hospital bed]].˛* [[ColdSniper Cold-blooded]] Israeli assassin Mikel Dayan in ''Series/{{Leverage}}''. She's more of a PunchClockVillain than anything else though.˛* Vlad from season 4 of ''{{Series/Lexx}}''. Most of her scenes with Kai involved her beating the snot out of him.˛%%* Morgana Pendragon from ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}''.˛* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has quite a few of these: Scorpina, Archerina, Astronema, Trakeena, Vypra, and Tenaya 7, just to name some of the most prominent. Of course, its Japanese counterpart ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' has these as well.˛%%* Miss Parker from ''Series/ThePretender''.˛%%* Gretchen Morgan from ''Series/PrisonBreak''. Really ''dark'' action girl. Do ''not'' mess with her.˛%%* Isabella Gisborne from ''Series/RobinHood''. In the end she kills Robin Hood.˛* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':˛** CorruptCorporateExecutive [[TheBaroness Tess Mercer]] has repeatedly demonstrated that, in addition to being an expert ManipulativeBastard and [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]], she is not a slouch in the physical department either, having fought [[WaifFu Lana]], [[ActionGirl Lois]], [[BadassNormal Green Arrow]], [[FourStarBadass Zod]], and fellow Dark Action Girl [[AxCrazy Mad]] Harriet on relatively equal footing (she had to cheat against Zod by using Kryptonite brass knuckles; still, the fact that she devised and built ''Kryptonite brass knuckles'' is pretty badass in and of itself!). Harriet and the [[AmazonBrigade Female Furies]] also fulfill this trope, as did Lana when possessed by [[WickedWitch Isobel Thoreaux]].˛%%* Ebony of ''Series/TheTribe.'' She was also TheBaroness and a female MagnificentBastard.˛%%* Katherine Pierce from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''. ˛* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'':˛** Callisto, Xena's EvilCounterpart. She does pull a HeelFaceTurn later in the show's run, actually. It takes divine intervention, though. It requires Xena -- who, at this point, had died and become an Archangel -- to take on all of Callisto's sins and suffering, thus damning herself to Hell for All Eternity. This removes all of Callisto's memories of being evil, which, not coincidentally, leaves her with more or less no memory of her life after turning twelve. Then when Callisto is reincarnated, it happens to her all over again, including the HeelFaceTurn, as Livia/Eve, except she doesn't lose her memories.˛** And of course, Xena was one herself prior to her HeelFaceTurn.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Multi-Media]]˛* Lariska from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' is an energetic ninja-like bounty hunter/assassin. The leader of the Dark Hunter organization could only keep her in check by cutting off her left arm as punishment, [[ArtificialLimbs replacing it with a robotic one]]. Not really a PunchClockVillain, as she will work for the good guys, but not enjoy it. Sadly, [[ToylessToylineCharacter we don't know what she looks like]]. ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Mythology & Religion]]˛* The lion goddess Sekhmet in Myth/EgyptianMythology. She also was given titles such as the "(One) Before Whom Evil Trembles", "Mistress of Dread", "Lady of Slaughter" and "She Who Mauls". In a myth about the end of Ra's rule on the earth, Ra sends Sekhmet to destroy mortals who conspired against him. Sekhmet's blood-lust was not quelled at the end of battle and led to her destroying almost all of humanity, so Ra poured out beer dyed with red ochre or hematite so that it resembled blood. Mistaking the beer for blood, she became so drunk that she gave up the slaughter and returned peacefully to Ra.˛* The Morrigan of Myth/CelticMythology was known for being a war and death goddess. She's certainly on humanity's side as DarkIsNotEvil for the Celts, but she was also a BloodKnight who loved to throw a wrench in human wars by fighting for whoever was winning...[[TheChessmaster and then fucking something up so the other side would start winning.]] Her name meant either "Great Queen" or "''Great Terror''", and her most infamous moment was being responsible for the death of Ireland's greatest hero because he was too tired for a one-night stand.˛* "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Black Goddess]]" Kali of Myth/HinduMythology has shades of this. She comes out when Durga [[AxCrazy loses her composure]] and is a BloodKnight. An example of this would be whenever she devoured a demon who could regenerate FromASingleCell and the following bloodlust caused her to do a victory dance that caused earthquakes throughout several worlds, but she still calmed down in the end. However she's firmly in DarkIsNotEvil territory as she usually only comes out to play whenever the gods have to kick the asses of especially evil beings.˛* The Keres of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]] are goddesses of violent death who feed on the blood of sick, dying and traumatized men they find on the battlefield. They'll even fight over their prey if there isn't enough to go around. It's been noted by scholars that they're the EvilCounterpart to Valkyries.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]˛* [[Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} Miss Texas]] continued to beat up men in USWA after her FaceHeelTurn, although she proved [[RedemptionPromotion to be more effective as a face]], as the story changed from her being tough enough to take offense from men and give it right back to them being [[WouldntHitAGirl reluctant to fight her until she attacked enough]].˛* Among the {{evil foreigner}}s of Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, there was Wrestling/{{Chyna}}, who was notable for working in a region with a much stricter male-female divide than say, The International Wrestling Federation or [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Federation]] in the North East United States. She was about the same size as later breakout star [[Wrestling/FergalDevitt Prince Devitt]], possibly stronger than him, almost as agile and easily as evil.˛* The six foot, 200 pound [[WrestlingMonster vampire]] Rio Storm in California's Ultimate Pro Wrestling, though she ended up subverting this trope by [[HeelFaceTurn turning face]] and teaming up with [[Wrestling/DavidHeath Gangrel]]. Before that though, they had tried to bring Melissa Coates and the aforementioned Chyna to deal with her and she was frequently considered a de facto heavyweight title contender (for reference, ''Wrestling/JohnCena'' held that belt).˛* La Tigresa after her [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor infamous arrest]], resulting FaceHeelTurn and the end of WWC's women's division saw her harass the male baby {{face}}s as a manager. Not many managers till then would keep interfering in matches even after the faces struck them with metal objects, nor could many managers [[NeckLift choke slam]] the opposition of their clientele.˛* Wrestling/MsChif started out in Gateway Championship Wrestling as a manager but when she started wrestling she ended up going on an undefeated streak, mostly at the expense of men, through use of [[JackOfAllStats deceptive strength, speed, flexibility and agility]], though she was more remembered [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown for continuing to attack after victories]]. But in the event a man could come up with a sound strategy in a match up, [[CombatPragmatist she was perfectly willing to break rules]]. And if ''that'' didn't work TagTeam partner [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] would usually run in on her behalf. In these ways she was built up to face one of the main faces, Billy [=McNeil=].˛* While the Triple Tails' entry into SMASH was to ultimately result in a showdown between The World Famous Wrestling/{{Kana|koUrai}} and her self described ArchNemesis Syuri, the first targets of the Tails were Makoto and Yusuke Kodama, demonstrating no member of the roster was safe. After Wrestling/YoshihiroTajiri ran off the assailants, Kana and The Sexy Purple Sisters made their mission the elimination of him and any other old men like him they could find. Triple Tails endured after the SMASH promotion folded, spreading across the Japanese circuit, adding Ayumi Kurihara, Mika Iida, and Shu Shibutani to their ranks in the process.˛* Wrestling/CelticChampionshipWrestling in Ireland has the appropriately named Raven Creed - who just loves to attack and antagonise everyone in sight. She also has a very 'dark' appearance, wrestling mostly in [[DarkIsEvil black]]. She's so violent she's able to be a {{Heel}} in intergender matches - when women are usually {{Face}}s.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Roleplay]]˛* Silencia Venemosa in Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG was a ruthless bounty hunter who single-handedly ruined two major corporations by foiling a heist on one, a sequence of events that resulted in the deaths of four small-time criminals, both [=CEOs=], and at least two innocent bystanders (though neither actually died by ''her'' hand). The untold story of what she did at Dacta Corporation is said to be even worse.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Tabletop Games]]˛* From the [[EvilCounterpart Dark]] [[OurElvesAreDifferent Eldar]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', comes the wyches, each one a [[HellBentForLeather leather bound]] [[BloodSport gladiatrix]] with a well-earned penchant for murder. The greatest of them and the absolute queen of this trope (to her fans at least) is [[OneManArmy Lelith Hesperax]], who can murder an enemy squad ''before they can even fight back''. She's so badass, an in-joke is that her ''hair'' counts as a [[LaserBlade power weapon]].˛** There's also Lady Malys, also of the Dark Eldar, who goes for more of the "Dark LadyOfWar" approach. She's been compared to a MagicalGirl anime villain, razor-edged steel fan and all.˛** Also, while wyches are not exclusively female, a majority of them are. The Dark Eldar value skill and potential above all else, so there are [[EqualOpportunityEvil virtually no gender barriers]]. That also means that the Dark Eldar can hold this trope to every career path, from [[MadScientist Haemonculus]] to [[EliteMooks Incubus]] to [[EvilOverlord Archon]].˛** Their [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} fantasy counterparts]] are just as hardcore - only they replace the BloodSport aspect with a [[ReligionOfEvil Blood Cult]]; they're referred to as the "Brides of Khaine" (he's the elven god of murder).˛* ''TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has Szuriel, Seraph of Devastation, and Horseman of War. Once a fallen paladin, she now represents all of war's worst aspects, and of all the evil female deities is the one who most frequently gets physical.˛* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has several, from the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Pyhrexian]] general and HeroKiller Tsabo Tavoc to the AntiHero {{necromancer}} Liliana Vess, to the [[CircusOfFear Cult of Rakdos]]' Maze Champion Exava. ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Theatre]]˛* The Witch from ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' placed a curse on TheHero and his wife before the events of the show, [[AbusiveParents practically abused her daughter, Rapunzel]], by locking her in a tower for years, and cut off Rapunzel's hair and banished her into the desert. While the Witch had to work with the heroes for a time, she was the first cast member to start taking initiative when the true BigBad started killing everyone, and was dead set on sacrificing Jack to the Giantess. Then, towards the end of the show, [[spoiler: she curses the heroes when they all confront her, throws away her magical beans, and vanishes, possibly [[DrivenToSuicide committing suicide]]]]. And on top of all that, she's got ''attitude''.˛** She is, however, one of the more sympathetic versions of this trope: She apparently really did care for Rapunzel, despite having no idea how to properly raise her, and is devastated (and sees her attempts to keep her away from the prince confirmed as correct) when [[spoiler:Rapunzel is trampled on by the giant's wife, killing her]].˛* Lynette Fromme and Sara Jane More in ''{{Theatre/Assassins}}''. The title of the play makes it rather obvious as to why these two ladies fit the trope.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Theme Parks]]˛* If the gangster hijacker on ''Ride/TheGreatMovieRide'' at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's Hollywood Studios]] is played by a woman, than she falls under this, as she directly gets involved in a mob war and keeps a gun on her at all times.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Toys]]˛* Lucidique from ''[[Toys/CliveBarkersTorturedSouls Tortured Souls]]''. Notable in that she starts out as a more standard ActionGirl, going from an idealistic young woman who wants to save Primoridum from its corrupt ruler, to a vengeful, inhuman AntiHero who'll slaughter anyone who so much as annoys her. ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Video Games]]˛* ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'' had two of these: ˛** The [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad Assassin]] Marilyn Sue doesn't look like one at first, but in reality she's one through and through. She's a FemmeFatale [[spoiler: implied to have had a DarkAndTroubledPast]] who [[ObfuscatingStupidity puts up a bubbly and sexy facade]] but at her core she [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder has no real loyalties save for herself]] and is very ruthless, willing to go where other mobsters won't, and completely determined to rise in power and fame. ˛** The [[UpdatedReRelease Ausf Achse]] version of the game adds Perfecti, who once was a mere PaletteSwap of [[spoiler: Mycale]] and now has her own sprite, movelist and story mode. She's a young girl allied with [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the villains of the game]], "Gessellschaft", and as such she's a LittleMissBadass who calls herself "the Perfect One" and has ''no'' mercy for anyone in battle.˛* 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.˛** ''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.˛** 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.˛* ''Franchise/BaldursGate'':˛** Bodhi from ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn''. Even if your PC is a heavily armoured warrior with an InfinityPlusOneSword or two, she can probably wipe the floor with him or her in single combat with her bare hands, while wearing less than required by decency.˛** Simply because playable characters are almost automatically good at combat, any evil female PlayerCharacter is bound to count too, unless particularly inept in combat, as is any evil female group member, which actually only includes Shar-Teel and Viconia.˛* Ayme from ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the lost Ocean'' is one of [[TheDragon Giacomo]]'s two right-hand people (the other being a man named Folon) and terrorizes the party alongside her two comrades on several occasions throughout the game. The party fights all three of them together in two big events, and she proves to be an extremely challenging opponent both times. She's also [[spoiler: the one who directly killed [[TheHero Kalas']] brother and grandfather]].˛* ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' has a stable of Big Sisters, all of them psychotic, suped-up [=DAGs=]˛** Daisy Fitzroy of ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' shows traits of this.˛* Every female character from the ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'' series, including the main character. ''Especially'' the main character.˛* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'': [[spoiler:The game's true BigBad turns out to be [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Nashandra]], an [[HumanoidAbomination Child of Manus]] that takes the form of a graceful queen in white before undergoing [[OneWingedAngel a horrific transformation for her boss fight]]]].˛** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'': The Dancer of the Boreal Valley looks like an sinister, undead odalisque and fight just as gracefully using a [[DualWielding pair]] of {{flaming sword}}s. Also the only explicit female boss in the game before the DLC, since all others are agendered or male. The ''Ashes of Ariandel'' includes Sister Friede, a scythe-wielding nun that uses fire and cold magic in her boss fight.˛* In ''VideoGame/DisneyPrincessEnchantedJourney'', Zara is this. She's older than the heroine and an ex-princess who uses her magic for evil.˛* [[TokenEvilTeammate Morrigan]] from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is a badass LadyOfBlackMagic with a snarky attitude and a morally ambiguous stance.˛* ''VideoGame/DragonballFighterz'': Android 21 is an incredibly powerful fighter, whose power rivals even the likes of Cell and Majin Buu, and serves as the BigBad of the story. [[spoiler: However, this description only applies to [[EnemyWithout her evil half]]. 21's good half is still a skilled fighter, and though she retains her dark aura, this time DarkIsNotEvil and she's genuinely a NiceGirl.]]˛* Christie from the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series is this. She is a professional assassin with a creepy TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou LesYay fixation on Helena.˛* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':˛** The player of course has the option of being one, if they choose a female PlayerCharacter and use morally questionable if not outright evil action to solve their problems. Or, [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential just do evil things]] ForTheEvulz. ˛** With very few exceptions, the raiders in any given game have [[EqualOpportunityEvil no issues with recruiting female members.]] ˛** Violet from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' is a [[TheBeastMaster dog tamer]] and one of the four leaders of The Fiends. ˛** Downplayed with [[TokenEvilTeammate Cait]], one of the players potential companions from ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' and a carrier cage fighter, who do in large part to her [[PsychoSerum Psycho addiction]], is one the most [[AxCrazy aggressive and violent]] members of the player's party. [[note]] Also, she enjoys steeling stuff. [[/note]] Though if the player chooses to help her kick the Psycho addiction, she will become significantly more stable. ˛** Nisha, one the raider bosses in the Nuka-World DLC, runs her own personnel AxCrazy AmazonBrigade [[note]] Technically she does have male subordinates too, but they only make up about 10% of her gang[[/note]] and is almost undoubtedly the most ruthless and sadistic raider boss in the whole DLC. ˛* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''˛** Barbariccia, the Archfiend of Wind and [[TheSmurfettePrinciple sole female member]] of the Archfiends from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', who fights the heroes in the Tower of Zot.˛** Beatrix, the general of Alexandria, is one for most of the first two discs of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. Anytime she's fought by the party, it's a HopelessBossFight. Lani the bounty hunter takes over for the rest of the game.˛* The ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series has always granted us with ''lots'' of heroic {{Action Girl}}s. However, female villains are much rarer, there is typically only [[TheSmurfettePrinciple one]] female villain, as opposed to antagonist or DarkMagicalGirl in each game. Due to FemalesAreMoreInnocent this trope is becoming rarer in the series.˛** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', the remake of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'', Nuibaba, is a scheming and evil witch.˛** Hilda, and many generic bosses from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar''. Especially Hilda, who's quite possibly one of the most evil villains in ''Fire Emblem'' history.˛** From ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade''. There is the minor boss, Sigune, who betrayed her nation to side with Zephiel.˛** Sonia and Ursula in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', with Sonia being the particularly cruel one, Ursula being a ruthless minion, and Limstella being a TragicVillain.˛** Petrine from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance''. Only major female antagonist in the game ''and'' extremely cruel, being the cruelest of Daein's four riders.˛** [[spoiler:Goddess Ashera]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' is arguably even more of one than Petrine, considering she's [[spoiler:the ultimate BigBad, an [[GodIsEvil evil goddess]], and ''[[ThatOneBoss really fucking hard]]'' to beat]].˛** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' subverts this: Aversa is a LadyOfBlackMagic working for the Grimleal, a ReligionOfEvil. [[spoiler:Only for Spotpass content where it turns out she was only evil due to being BrainwashedAndCrazy by the Grimleal. When she learns the truth and snaps out, she immediately [[HeelFaceTurn jumps ship]], thus making this FemalesAreMoreInnocent instead.]]˛** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' Arete is a quiet, elegant LadyOfBlackMagic with VERY powerful spells. [[spoiler: In another subversion she CameBackWrong thanks to Anankos ''and'' suffers of LaserGuidedAmnesia.]] Minor boss Daniele plays this straight though, being a bloodthirsty soldier of Nohr.˛* Apollyon in ''VideoGame/ForHonor'' is a ''very'' physically powerful and intimidating example of this trope, being essentially a female, LowFantasy take on the EvilOverlord trope. She serves as the singleplayer's BigBad and is responsible for the newly instigated war between the game's three factions thanks to her WarIsGlorious philosophy. She can also do [[ this.]]˛* [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Myrrah]] heads into the fray with some new battle armor for ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 3'''s multiplayer.˛* Menardi, from ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'', fits this trope, although [[spoiler:it's revealed in the sequel that she and Saturos were actually saving the world...after the heroes killed them. (Oops.)]]˛** Just ask any soldier of Tolbi, and they'll tell you she still fits the bill, no matter her intentions.˛** Menardi's sister, Karst, is also very much an example.˛** ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' introduces Chalis. She prefers subterfuge, but she's still a very dangerous opponent [[spoiler: and a wielder of [[CastingAShadow Dark Psynergy]]]].˛* Kat in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' is a case of a Dark Action Girl in the protagonist's team. This doesn't make her exactly "good", however; she seems to still bear some of the psychological scars of being a war-orphan-turned-child-SuperSoldier.˛** ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'': [[spoiler:Cortana]], after her FaceHeelTurn, seeks to bring peace to the universe by attaining the [[TakingUpTheMantle Mantle of Responsibility]] and ruling as [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Empress of the Galaxy]]. [[spoiler:By using the Guardians, she plans to use their power to annihilate anyone who doesn't adhere to her moral authority.]]˛* Sasha from ''VideoGame/InFamous'' would also fit this trope. [[spoiler: She was formerly Cole's (or, [[AlternateTimeline more]] [[BadFuture accurately]], Kessler's) girlfriend,]] and she's also one of the boss encounters in the game.˛* Tavion and Alora from the ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Knight]]'' sequels. Both are dark jedi and (sub-)bosses.˛* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' has Vice, Mature, [[spoiler: Orochi Leona]] and [[spoiler: Orochi Shermie]].˛* Larxene of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' certainly fits the bill. She's well aware of it, too - her personal title is "The Savage Nymph", and she delights in taunting the heroes with "clues" that turn out to be completely fake. Plus, in RE:[=CoM=], she manages to martial-arts kick Sora to the ground...TWICE. She's an [[ThatOneBoss/KingdomHearts absolute bitch to fight]] and, well, a bitch in general too!˛* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' the main character can be this if you choose to be female and [[KarmaMeter Dark Side]]. The [[SuperpoweredMooks many faceless female Dark Jedi]] you run across throughout the game also presumably count.˛* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has some Dark Action Girls.˛** Katarina the Sinister Blade is this to a T, being DaddysLittleVillain and a professional killer who uses [[KnifeNut knives]]. Her default skin has her dressed all in black, she's very aggressive and violent, and ''loves'' carnage. Her selection quote is even "Violence solves everything!"˛** Evelynn the Widowmaker, a deadly, [[AxCrazy psychotic]] assassin who LovesTheSoundOfScreaming, is definitely one.˛* ''VideoGame/MarvelNemesisRiseOfTheImperfects'':˛** The female Imperfects would definitely fit here in this trope. Solara incinerates people, Fault Zone loves to make the ground tremble with her seismic accelerators, and The Wink seductively slashes people. All three are fueled by hatred and vengeance, just like their male comrades, Brigade, Hazmat, and Johnny Ohm.˛** And then there's the killing machine, Paragon, though she's not really one of the Imperfects.˛* ''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 {{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.]]˛* Jack of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', a shaven and tattooed biotics experiment, whose experiences have left her unstable, to say the least...though traveling with Paragon Shepard ''can'' make her a bit more balanced and less sociopathic.˛** This can be applied to a female Commander Shepard, as well, if you choose Renegade options in the game.˛** Tela Vasir, asari Spectre working for the Shadow Broker and willing to bomb innocent people to get at her target, and tough as nails, providing one of the most difficult fights of the game after going through ''a lot'' of abuse beforehand.˛* Ocelot in ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' believes in EqualOpportunityEvil and always has some female henchmen in his gangs. As with [[MindScrew everything in the series]], things are a bit more complex with Sniper Wolf, [[AerithAndBob Olga]], and Fortune, but Laughing Octopus, Raging Raven, Crying Wolf, and Screaming Mantis of the Beauty and the Beast Unit are just [[AxCrazy completely insane]].˛* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'': Dark Samus is a reincarnation of the titular Metroid Prime and one of Samus's deadliest opponents, having all of her abilities empowered by Phazon and being difficult to kill.˛* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' has some of these:˛** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat2'' has Mileena, an EvilKnockoff [[EvilCounterpart and Counterpart]] of Kitana. She was created from her "sister's" essence but also mixed with some Tarkatan genes. The result is an AxCrazy, [[TheSociopath psychopathic]] woman [[PsychopathicWomanchild with a child's mind.]]˛** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' has Tanya, who betrayed her homeland of Edenia by allying with Shinnok, a [[FallenHero fallen Elder God]] who intends to destroy the Elder Gods and Raiden for casting him down in the Netherrealm and [[MultiversalConqueror take over all of the realms.]]˛** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance'': Frost, being an EvilCounterpart of Sub-Zero, becomes one after she tried to usurp his position as the Lin Kuei's grandmaster. [[spoiler:She again goes down this route in [[VideoGame/MortalKombat11 the new timeline again]] by aligning herself with the franchise's GreaterScopeVillain Kronika and [[RobotGirl roboticizing herself]].]]˛** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception'' has Kira, a female {{Expy}} of Kano.˛** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' besides Mileena, we also get Skarlet, a being composed of countless warriors defeated by Shao Khan, and is [[UndyingLoyalty loyal to Outworld's ruler]].˛** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' has two of these:˛*** D'Vorah. She at first serves Kotal Kahn, who took over Outworld after overthrowing Mileena. [[spoiler:But it turns out that [[TheMole she was working]] for Shinnok, the BigBad of the game. And it goes UpToEleven in her arcade ending, where she [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder double-crosses]] Shinnok and uses his powers for her own gain.]]˛*** [[spoiler:Kitana becomes one after being [[ReforgedIntoAMinion revived as a brainwashed revenant minion]] by Quan Chi at the end of [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the previous game]]. She and Liu Kang serve as the CoDragons to the necromancer (who in turn, is TheDragon for [[BigBad Shinnok]], who was trapped in his amulet) during the 25-year gap, and [[FaceHeelTurn both of them start to appreciate their status as revenants]]. And after Shinnok's downfall, she [[DragonAscendant becomes the]] [[HellHasNewManagement Netherrealm's empress]] ruling it alongside Liu Kang. Her [[EvilCostumeSwitch new outfit as Dark Empress Kitana]] reflects her new role as a potential villainess for the franchise.]]˛* It is heavily implied that Nathyrra of ''[[VideoGame/NeverwinterNights Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark]]'' used to be one. Almost every female drow that shows up in the campaign, as well as [[spoiler:Aribeth]] in the original after her FaceHeelTurn and if you keep her on the dark side in Hordes of the Underdark, also qualify.˛* Speed Buster, the not-so-nice old lady with a {{BFG}} from ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', is probably what happens when the Dark Action Girl [[NeverMessWithGranny survives into her 70s]]. In fact, ''every'' female opponent in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' probably qualifies under this trope, ''especially'' [[AxCrazy Bad Girl.]]˛** [[WakeUpCallBoss Shinobu Jacobs]] is introduced by Travis asking to see her in the middle of one of her classes - and slicing every single one of her classmates to pieces in order to LeaveNoWitnesses. She's the '''''nicest''''' of the ten assassins Travis faces. Even after her HeelFaceTurn in the second game, she's still ''very'' brutal in combat.˛* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'': [[spoiler:[[FinalBoss Peach]] becomes one while being possessed by the Shadow Queen, becoming Shadow Queen Peach. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Shadow Queen]] herself is an extremely powerful sorceress, having created the Crystal Stars, an immense number of demonic followers and three pet dragons to [[TheDreaded instill fear in the hearts and minds of many]]. She was responsible for the calamities that struck the city where Rogueport now stands, forcing the remaining survivors to serve her until she was sealed away by four heroes, but not before she condemned them to a FateWorseThanDeath; even the Thousand-Year Door (and by extension, the Palace of Shadows) gave a bad vibe to anybody who ventured near it. The demon plans to [[OmnicidalManiac plunge the world into darkness after being revived by Grodus]]]].˛* Shahdee in ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin'' is an accomplished swordsman, able to not only hold her own against the Prince in their rematch but also even defeat him on more than one occasion. In addition to being extremely proficient in swordplay, she is also skilled in unarmed combat.˛* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' has [[AristocratsAreEvil Alexia Ashford]]. She's completely sociopathic and believes all around her exist only to be experimented on. When in human form, she does not seem so threatening. [[OneWingedAngel Then she transforms into a monster that uses her blood like napalm]] [[TheWorfEffect and fights]] [[TheDragon Wesker]] [[TheWorfEffect to a stand-still]].˛** [[spoiler: Jill]] is one for most of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', thanks to being brainwashed.˛* Tati from ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheKasai'', while not really a villain, qualifies for this trope. She's absolutely vicious and won't hesitate to kill any Kasai warrior she sees. [[spoiler:Her family was slaughtered by the Kasai, she once hung out with her era's equivalent of a street gang, and she's cursed with a mark that is gradually corrupting her. She hates the world for this curse as well.]] Hatred runs through her veins.˛* In ''VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction'', Morte dances along the line between this and straight-up ActionGirl for a good part of the game, eventually deciding she prefers being heroic while still not quite losing her BloodKnight tendencies.˛* ''VideoGame/SepterraCore'' has Selina, who apparently goes back and forth between this and ActionGirl a couple of times throughout the game.˛* Risky Boots, the villainous pirate captain in the ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' series.˛* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'':˛** She may be of neutral [[CharacterAlignment alignment]], but Rouge the Bat qualifies for this. ˛** Blaze the Cat also was one for most of ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}''.˛* The VideoGame/SoulSeries has a few. Tira is the best example, completely insane and just loves to kill. [[spoiler:She also killed Sophitia and corrupted her daughter Phyrra into the local DarkMagicalGirl.]] Ivy is one but on the good side... just a good side that doesn't care about all the other good sides.˛* Sarah Kerrigan, post-infestation, in ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' and ''VideoGame/StarCraftII''. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Queen of Blades]], ruler of the Zerg swarm, ManipulativeBastard, and [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] extraordinaire. In the aftermath of the Overmind's death, she manages, through grit, will, and a burning need for vengeance, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge to exact bloody revenge on all her enemies]] and establish herself as the de facto ruler of not only the Zerg swarm, but also the entire Kroprulu sector (see quote at the top of the page). At the start of ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', the entire sector lives in fear of her inevitable return.˛** She partially evolves beyond this in her chapter of the game, mainly because the swarm is fleshed out more giving her more people to interact with. Very much keeps the "Action" part, though - it's a rare mission she doesn't personally involve herself in.˛* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'':˛** [[BloodKnight Juri Han]] from ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Super Street Fighter IV]]''. Notable because the vast majority of playable female characters in the games are on the side of good.˛** Also, Cammy and the Dolls ''used'' to be Dark Action Girls, as Bison's {{brainwashed}} BodyguardBabes. Cammy has a full HeelFaceTurn once her inner humanity is unlocked. [[spoiler: In the case of the other Dolls, however, it's not that easy: they suffer ''heavy'' physical and mental consequences, and at least one of them (Julia a.k.a. Juli) has become an EmptyShell due to it. (Though another, Juni, is in her path to recovery after waking up from a coma, so not all hopes are lost.)]]˛** The cynical, sexy, and ''very'' pragmatic Crimson Viper fits in as well. [[spoiler: Subverted, actually: she's [[ReverseMole a genuine]] ActionGirl ''posing'' as a Dark Action Girl. While cold to the other warriors, she still has a kinder side that she shows to [[MoralityPet her daughter Lauren]].]]˛** And in ''Ultra Street Fighter IV'', we meet another: [[spoiler: [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Decabr/Decapre]], the only Doll aside of Cammy who remains fully active. Even more so: she is ''[[CloningBlues a clone of Cammy]]'']].˛* The ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' has a few of these, along with several heroic {{Action Girl}}s. Notable Dark Action Girls, however, include;˛** Legretta, Arietta, and Nebilim from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''.˛** Pronyma from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. Sheena starts out as this, but, before long, undergoes a HeelFaceTurn and loses the "Dark" part.˛** [[spoiler:Elraine and Fortuna]] from ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny 2'', [[spoiler:the BigBad and GreaterScopeVillain respectively]].˛** [[spoiler:Emeraude]] and the [[spoiler:Fodora]] Queen from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', the [[spoiler:GreaterScopeVillain[=/=][[TheHeavy Heavy]]]] and second BigBad respectively.˛** Melanie and Schwartz from ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'', a [[TheEmpire Vaclav]] enforcer and the BigBad of the Character Arcs, respectively.˛** Gauche and Droite from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''.˛** Agria from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia''. Very much AxCrazy and a pyromaniac.˛* [[TheBaroness Izebel]] from ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2''. She's strong enough to beat up any member of your party. And there's no DesignatedGirlFight. She's seen taking on [[TheHero Hamil]] in the opening movie, while it's Laelius who takes on [[ActionGirl Tarte]].˛* From ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', we have Anna and Nina Williams, both assassins.˛* Jeala from ''VideoGame/ThousandArms'' is a loyal servant of [[spoiler:Schmidt, the Dark Master]].˛* ''VideoGame/VacantSky'' has Sandarga, who DoesntLikeGuns presumably because she'd rather tear people to shreds close up, and will kill anyone who annoys her (which is most people).˛* Selvaria Bles in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''. She is practically invincible, and she has ''zero'' interest in serving anyone else but the BigBad, Maximillian. Her virtue, however, is due to loyalty, not due to for sheer lulz and evil.˛** Also from ''Valkyria Chronicles'', Shocktrooper Jane Turner. Note that she's ''[[TokenEvilTeammate on the good guy's side]]''.˛* In ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', if your character is female, Mercurio says something about not wanting to speak of some matters (a vampire being a slut) in front of a lady. Your response is that a knee to the crotch tends to get men talking. He immediately talks.˛* Cetsa from ''VideoGame/TheWayRPGMaker'' qualifies, being the leader of the Blue Scarves.˛* ''[[VideoGame/{{Wet}} Rubi Malone]]'' easily outshines, or outdarkens, [[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Shego]]. Let's see, she's a GunsAkimbo, HardDrinkingPartyGirl PsychoForHire, spends half the game on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, goes into an UnstoppableRage when the blood of some mook she shoots gets on her face, and has a penchant for the GroinAttack, using a gun or a sword. Oh, she wears a SlasherSmile during these last two actions. And she's voiced by [[Creator/ElizaDushku Faith.]] Put it this way, she is far too dark to ever be a Disney Villain.˛* From ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':˛** Sylvanas Windrunner is THE dark action girl. Banshee Queen, Dark Queen of the Forsaken, Dark Ranger...she's basically a Dark Lord who just happens to work for the Horde, although Garrosh sees it in action in Silverpine when she raises new Forsaken from the Alliance dead.˛** Jaina Proudmoore, after the gigantic amount of BreakTheCutie ''Mists'' expansion dropped on her. She is a NominalHero as Sylvanas is, and just so happens to rule an entire city of mages. Before that EstablishingCharacterMoment in Theramore, she was a naive peace-seeking girl... who could hold her own against Arthas. Now that her BerserkButton has been pressed so hard that it broke, the only thing stopping her from literally drowning Orgrimmar in a massive deluge and exterminating the orcish race is {{Love Interest|s}} Kalec and the orders of King Varian.˛* ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' has some.˛** Depending on your gameplay style, it's possible to play [[VillainProtagonist Ayano "Yandere-chan" Aishi]] as one. This is especially true if the player decides to build up her Strength stat, join the Martial Arts club, and/or use primarily violent elimination methods on the rivals. She can also join a [[JapaneseDelinquents group of delinquents]], which has its benefits and drawbacks.˛** One of the rivals late into the game is the leader of the delinquent gang, Osoro Shidesu, who is openly stated to be "the strongest student", and was suspended from the school until her week. Since she is an official rival, the player will have to find a way to deal with her too.˛** It's heavily implied that [[spoiler:Ayano's mother Ryoba]] was one back in the day. While she seems more like someone who favors [[ManipulativeBitch the subtle approach]], she is responsible for the death of the Phantom Girl through stabbing (and implicitly others). She and her husband are out of town because [[spoiler:she's tracking down the Journalist who almost brought her to justice years ago]]. WordOfGod also says that a 1980s mode is planned, [[AnotherSideAnotherStory where the player can play as her]] using similar abilities as Ayano. [[spoiler:WordOfGod also states that all Aishi women are {{Yandere}} in some way or another, making it likely there's a few more in the family tree.]]˛** "Mission Mode" introduces a character referred to only by "Nemesis," who will track Ayano down and stab her to death the second she gets close enough. Her motivations are currently unclear, but the fact that Info-chan, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness of all characters]], [[OhCrap freaks out]] when she realizes that she's in close vicinity makes it clear that you should stay away from her as long as possible. By the way, she's also a MasterOfDisguise.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Visual Novels]]˛* Rider of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' embraces this image, [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope although]] she does show a nice side -- how much depends on the scenario. Her alignment is ChaoticGood. [[DarkIsNotEvil Seems one doesn’t actually have to be evil to be a Dark Action Girl]]]].˛** AntiVillain Caster is one as well.˛** [[spoiler:[[TheDarkSide Saber Alter]]]] probably counts as one too.˛* [[spoiler:VillainProtagonist Saya]] from ''VisualNovel/SayaNoUta''.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Web Animation]]˛* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':˛** [[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]].˛** Emerald is Cinder's underling and a stealthy thief and assassin who isn't above using [[CombatPragmatist under-handed tactics]] or her [[MasterOfIllusion illusory powers]] to defeat foes with her [[SinisterScythe kusarigama-like weapon]].˛** Neo is an associate of Roman Torchwick and, despite standing at [[PintSizedPowerhouse 4'9"]], has the finesse to completely avoid the attacks of and curb-stomp Ruby and Yang with [[LadyOfWar elegance and style]]. And both time she's about to deliver the killing blow to them she has an [[CuteAndPsycho obvious glee]] on her face.˛** Yang's trailer (Yellow) featured the elegantly dressed TagTeamTwins, Melanie & Miltia(des) Malachite, among [[TheMafia Junior's]] mooks at his club. After Yang attacks and wipes the floor with all the other henchmen, they gang up on and manage to hold their own significantly better than Junior's more other more generically dressed men. ˛* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':˛** Tex in is not only the only woman in blood gulch (until much later), but also the only capable soldier. She's technically on the side of the Blue Team, which doesn't stop her from abusing and scaring the shit out of her allies. She is also the one character who wears black armor.˛** Every female Freelancer counts on one level or another, especially [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder South, who shoots her own brother in the back in a jealous rage]].˛** There were also at least a couple female troops among The Insurrection's EliteMooks, who managed to hold their own against the Freelancers just as well as their male counterparts.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Webcomics]]˛* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', thirteen year old Vriska Serket is a murdering egomaniac- the most violent, sadistic, and remorseless of all the trolls and is considered evil even by the standards of her barbaric planet. She is responsible for [[spoiler: the deaths of thousands of trolls, as well as a teammate, and for seriously crippling two of her "friends" (and later killing one). She also purposefully facilitated a chain of events that led to an indestructible demon to be created and kill many, many more people- just because she wanted to have the glory of killing said demon]]. She's also among the most powerful characters in the comic. Later, however, she begins to realize that [[spoiler: [[TragicVillain her upbringing was what caused her to become like this]], as she was forced to hunt other trolls to sate the hunger of her spider-monster custodian, under threat of death]]. For the first time, she also feels true remorse after [[spoiler: killing one of her friends]]. Her contact with [[spoiler: and romantic interest in]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship John also helps her see]] the error in many of the things that she's done. However, [[spoiler: just as she comes to the conclusion that [[HeelFaceTurn she doesn't want to kill or hurt people anymore]], she is killed by [[ActionGirl Terezi]] in order to save the remaining trolls, as her plan to fight Jack Noir would have resulted in their deaths]]. As a consequence she has become one of the most controversial characters in the fandom. Later, we encounter Vriska in a dream bubble [[spoiler: two years after her death]]. [[HeelFaceTurn She's changed quite a bit.]]˛** Meenah Peixes is the Dark Action Girl for the pre-scratch trolls. She greets people by trying to kill them and is indirectly responsible for a few deaths in her team (even though she had no intention of causing them). She also idolizes her post-scratch counterpart, who is a genocidal tyrant. She's not anywhere near as bloodthirsty as Vriska was, although just as egotistical and belligerent, and a lot more mischievous. Needless to say, when the two meet, [[DesignatedGirlFight sparks fly.]]˛** Because almost every female cast member of Homestuck is an ActionGirl in some sense, essentially all female antagonists in Homestuck count as this.˛* Saturday in ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' is a thief and a gunslinger ([[AbnormalAmmo well, star-shooter-slinger]]). She isn't as ''evil'' as some of the other villains, but she definitely causes a lot of problems for the heroes.˛* ''Webcomic/MagIsa'' -- [[ Lucia fits this trope]].˛* Webcomic/ItsWalky'': Sal Walters tends to weave in and out of the "dark" portion of ActionGirl. She wasn't above [[ opening a can of whupass on her own brother]], though.˛* Amazi-Girl was mostly a Batman joke in her ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' incarnation, until she started car-surfing, using bolt-cutters as a zipwire and beating up Danny's and Becky's fathers...˛* ''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 {{Mad Scientist}}s.˛** Jenka was doing pretty well holding her own against guards and Othar.˛** Zeetha˛** Gkika, being one of the Jager ''[[FourStarBadass Generals]]'', probably falls somewhere between this and LadyOfWar. ˛** Von Pinn is just AxCrazy, and can tear Jagers apart with her bare hands.˛** Dupree, who's [[AxCrazy axe CRAZIER]]. She routinely attempts to murder entire towns (and, it's implied, only fails because her commanders won't ''let'' her) and actively taunts Von Pinn. ˛** [[spoiler: Zola]]'s not a bad example of this trope, either.˛* Kria, the demon mare of ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', is a Dark ActionMom. But given the comic, her appearances are VillainsOutShopping.˛* Hortense in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' least, so far as we know.˛** Not to mention the good doctor's mother, Mitzi.˛* In ''Webcomic/BladeOfToshubi'', Lamika, aka Lady Snow Blood, kind of falls into this trope.˛* [[HornyDevils Sabine]], [[TheDitz Crystal]], and, to an extent, [[NightmareFetishist Tsukiko]] (she mostly creates undead {{Mook}}s but ''can'' fight very well if she has to) from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick.''˛* Lifolei (which is on the 'good' guys side!) and Thlassa of Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}.˛* Kusari from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' - a masked assassin with superhuman powers who unfailingly follows the orders of the villainous Hereti-Corp executives. Her perhaps even more dangerous "sister", Oasis, is too nuts to count, especially as she imagines she's actually good.˛* Reng-Lo from ''Webcomic/{{Harkovast}}'', who is notable for being a skilled warrior and [[ complete psycho.]]˛* Sakido from ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'' certainly had a history as one of these. She was one of hell's most elite warriors in The Great War before retiring to the ring of the slightly damned. She shows us what she's made of when [[spoiler: she takes down the guardian of hell and then single handedly fights her way through the legions of demons to get her little brother and his friend Rhea to the mortal world, even though she knows she'll die in the process]].˛** Lazuli plays the role much straighter, and is pretty terrifying.˛* ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' has Ninjette, who deals out some pretty graphic violence on occasion.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Web Original]]˛* Pretty Pink Ponytails in ''Literature/AngelOfDeath'' is a highly skilled, sadistic, and unstable fighter. [[spoiler:Thus far, she's the only human to survive direct combat with Cody, and the only reason she didn't win is because he, who has super strength and speed and the ability to fire bursta of magical energy from his hand, called the police on a mortal.]]˛* Leather from ''Literature/InterviewingLeather'' is a mix of Dark Action, PerkyGoth, and possible DarkMagicalGirl undertones˛* A recurring character from v2 to v4 of ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'' was [[GratuitousGerman Kapitänin]] Karla Weir. She worked for a 19th-century equivalent of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, was rumored to perform raids on colonies belonging to fellow member states of TheFederation, and was frequently called on by [[CloakAndDagger intelligence officer]] and literal [[TheBaroness baroness]] Rhianna von Adolph to help her with carrying out the occasional dirty work.˛** Rhianna herself qualifies, being a highly-skilled KnifeNut armed with a [[SchizoTech diamond-coated]] combat knife. Unlike Karla, she makes a comeback in v5, if only reduced to a backstory role.˛* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', there are quite a few characters who fit this trope such as [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Adela]], [[spoiler:[[LadyOfBlackMagic Desdemona]]]], [[EvilMentor Endoran]], [[PsychoLesbian Etna]], [[DarkMessiah Glaurung]], [[HornyDevils Nina]], [[TheBaroness Shyralis]], [[PerkyFemaleMinion Tarna]], [[spoiler:[[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Vaetris]]]], [[LadyOfWar Varalia]] and [[PsychoForHire Zenobia]].˛* Literature/WhateleyUniverse example: Vamp, [[TheDarkChick the bad girl]] of [[BigBad The Necromancer's]] team. She beat ''Bladedancer'' in a fair fight.˛** Winter (the daughter of supervillains) and Cutlass (wants to become a henchwoman to a supervillain), who ripped up the Cadet Crusaders. Or Olympia, who may be closer to AxCrazy. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Or...]]˛%%* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'', [[spoiler: Dodoria]] is one. ˛* Sara from ''Literature/TrintonChronicles'' can count as this with her [[LovecraftianSuperpower bone control]] powers.˛* A fair amount of villains in ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' fit this, on at least two occasions, being a homage to [[Literature/BattleRoyale Mitsuko Souma]]. Examples include Angelina Kaige (v1), Mariavel Varella (v2), Melina Frost (v3), Clio Gabriella (v4), Reiko Ishida, prior to CharacterDevelopment (v4), and countless others.˛%%* From ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'', WebVideo/DiamandaHagan and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Judas Liz]].˛* Common for evil women on ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil''. Notable examples include Xyra Sizhran, a manipulative Stormcommando.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Western Animation]]˛* [[TheDragon Princess Azula]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', as a charismatic and powerful leader, combines this trope with MagnificentBastard and HeroKiller.˛** Mai, the {{Deadpan Snark|er}}ing KnifeNut, is also one of these [[spoiler: until she [[HeelFaceTurn switches sides]]]]. She certainly dresses like one. She wears red and black clothes, uses a dark makeup palette, and has black FemmeFatalons.˛** Quite a few {{mooks}} in the Fire Nation are female.˛** SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' gives us the following:˛*** In Book 1, [[EqualOpportunityEvil several female mooks]]. [[TeamNormal Asami Sato]] was originally intended as a SixthRangerTraitor, but instead defied the trope so hard as to [[spoiler:[[OfficialCouple get with]] [[BiTheWay Korra]] in the end]].˛*** In Book 2, Korra's [[PsychopathicWomanchild creepy]] {{yandere}} cousin Eska [[spoiler:until she [[CreepyTwins and her twin brother]] make a last-minute HeelFaceTurn]].˛*** Book 3 gives us Ming-Hua, a [[PintSizedPowerhouse tiny]] BloodKnight [[MakingASplash waterbender]] with [[HandicappedBadass no arms]] but [[MultiArmedAndDangerous as many]] [[CombatTentacles water whips]] as she could possibly ever need, and P'Li, a [[StatuesqueStunner towering]] ColdSniper [[PlayingWithFire firebender]] with a design [[ explicitly stated]] to be inspired by [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Lisbeth Salander]]. They're members of the [[BombThrowingAnarchists Red Lotus]], and some of the most powerful benders in the world.˛*** Kuvira, the ArcVillain of Book 4, is more of a Dark LadyOfWar. The dictator of the [[PuttingOnTheReich Earth Empire]], she utterly trashes around [[WorfHadTheFlu Korra, who wasn't fully recovered]], during their fight, and [[spoiler: uses [[HumongousMecha The Colossus]] to destroy much of Republic City]] during the finale. ˛* Inque from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. In addition to being a really effective, if not, really badass [[BlobMonster shapeshifting blob]], she's the embodiment of implacable. Frozen, diluted, and dissolved, in that order, all things that would assuredly damage or kill her and is STILL alive. On top of that, all of her encounters with Batman are usually with her cornering or nearly killing him. She even manages to nearly off Bruce Wayne in PoweredArmor. In only one appearance she's not a major threat, because the "InnocentBystander" she takes hostage [[BadassBystander is actually]] ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.˛* Crasher from ''WesternAnimation/{{Challenge of the GoBots}}.''˛* Magica de Spell from ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales|1987}}'', an evil witch that desires to steal Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s first dime so that she can cast a spell to make herself rich.˛* The Flock of Fury in ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' is a whole family of dark action girls.˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': ˛** Demona and Hyena are particularly AxCrazy ones.˛** Fox is a {{Heel Face Turn}}er, though it doesn't change her personality one iota. Well, except for the MamaBear thing.˛* Galatea in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' is an EvilTwin of ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, quite the sadist, and physically stronger than her counterpart.˛* [[HypercompetentSidekick Shego]] (pictured) of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', the deadly sidekick of Dr. Drakken who has the superpower to [[HandBlast project green energy from her hands]], which she often uses with martial arts to fight [[TheHero Kim]].˛* Vanessa Warfield of the evil organization V.E.N.O.M in ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}''˛* In the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon, Doris the maid, a cosmetics robot, Ms. Lapierre, and a brainwashed Evelyn Ray have all fought Mega Man and Roll at points. The park attendant from Fun World was also evil, but she didn't fight.˛%%* Kaia, leader of the Terras in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}''.˛* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':˛** Trixie becomes one in "Magic Duel", [[spoiler: while under the influence of the [[ArtifactOfDoom Alicorn Amulet]]]].˛** Before she made her HeelFaceTurn, Starlight Glimmer was this, as one of the most skilled and naturally powerful unicorns in Equestria and the BigBad of season five.˛* Plenty of examples from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. There's [[PaperThinDisguise Ikra]], [[TragicVillain Princess Mira]], [[SouthernBelle Josephine]] [[FemmeFatale Clench]], and all the [[EliteMooks Daughters of Aku]].˛* Lazerette and Cerina from ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce''. Cerina especially doesn't get in the thick of it as much of the other Bioborgs, and has no visible powers and rarely uses weapons, but she still gives the Skysurfers more they can handle when she does fight.˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'':˛** Silver Sable is an incredibly dangerous and clever combatant who serves as TheDragon to her father, mob boss Silvermane. Probably should be mentioned that, in the comics, ComicBook/SilverSable is a very different character with no connection to Silvermane. She is an AntiHero [[HiredGuns mercenary]] and ActionGirl, and is usually on Spider-Man's side. ˛** Black Cat from the same series might also be considered an example, though, being something of a [[DatingCatwoman Catwoman]] figure, she's sometimes antagonistic but not exactly ''evil''.˛* As listed above under Literature, Asajj Ventress is also portrayed as this on ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars''.˛* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':˛** By virtue of Gems being a OneGenderRace [[note]] Technically they have NoBiologicalSex, but appear female (usually), use female pronouns, and are generally treated as female by human characters [[/note]] all Gems directly fighting against the heroes are this by default. ˛** Jasper is an incredibly tough LightningBruiser who can easily defeat the heroes, unless they're a [[FusionDance fusion]] like [[TheAce Garnet]]. And even then, they have to ''really'' fight as hard as they can to beat her.˛* ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'':˛** Ravess is an archer, Talon commander, and total perfectionist.˛** [[BigBad Master Cyclonus]] as well, when TheGlovesComeOff.˛* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':˛** Jinx, who is also the leader of the H.I.V.E F.I.V.E, with the rest of the members being males. She's the only one with any level of ambition, which leads to her eventual HeelFaceTurn being triggered by high-ranking villains (particularly Madame Rouge) [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal dismissing her as useless]]. [[DatingCatwoman Developing a crush on Kid Flash]] also helped. ˛** The aforementioned Madame Rouge is one of The Brotherhood of 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. ˛** Blackfire, Starfire's diabolical [[CainAndAbel big sister]] who shares her sisters powers and is a formidable fighter in her own right.˛** The phrase "Dark Action Girl" really brings ComicBook/{{Raven}} to mind...though she's more an example of [[DarkMagicalGirl another trope]]. Or, more accurately, [[DarkIsNotEvil two.]]˛* Karai from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012''. She's been able to hold her own against any of the turtles, and has no trouble at all with the Kraang-droids.˛* Blackarachnia of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is a bad, bad girl, ready to dish out pain by the bucket at the drop of a hat, as well as a treacherous FemmeFatale when it suits her. These two things, in combination, [[EvilIsCool made her very popular in the fandom]]. [[spoiler:Unlike many, though, she does do a HeelFaceTurn in the end, though, at first, it's just for her own safety.]]˛** Despite the previous having a counterpart in ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]'', another for this trope would be [[spoiler:''Starscream's'' OppositeSexClone]].˛** Airachnid of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. This is a woman (well, {{fembot}}) who got bored with her job as a TortureTechnician and decided, [[ForTheEvulz as a hobby]], to hunt endangered species and keep trophies from her kills. Rather than ''finding'' endangered species to hunt, [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide she makes her own]].˛* Molotov Cocktease in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', an assassin and ex-Soviet agent (and on-and-off love interest for [[SociopathicHero Brock Sampson]]), combines this with TheBaroness.˛%%* Saranoia, Smoke, and Ella Mental from ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo''.˛* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':˛** Cheshire is a sneaky and deadly assassin who works for the Light. After [[spoiler:marrying Red Arrow, she becomes a NominalHero]].˛** Cheshire and Artemis's mother, Huntress was one in the past, before a CareerEndingInjury.˛** Tigress, who works under Black Manta and serves as [[spoiler:[[FakeDefector Aqualad's]]]] right hand-man. She is actually [[spoiler:Artemis working as a mole]].˛[[/folder]]˛----


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