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  • Alpha and Omega: Kate the alpha wolf.
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire: Audrey Ramirez (the mechanic) and Kidagakash Nedakh (the Atlantean princess).
  • Balto: Jenna is willing to fight a furious bear far larger than she is and has no qualms with standing up to Steele, something many of the male dogs in the film are too afraid to do. Sadly for the fans, she ends up fading into the background in the other two films. Her daughter Aleu in the second movie also gets to be badass, but unfortunately she quickly falls into Faux Action Girl territory.
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  • Big Hero 6: GoGo Tomago and Honey Lemon are just as integral to the eponymous team as the other male members, and prove to be skilled combatants with their abilities (super speed and chemical explosions, respectively) in battle.
  • Bolt has Penny (the onscreen version, anyway), particularly in the opening. Mittens has her moments as well.
  • The Book of Life:
    • Maria Posada. When Manolo and Joaquin start a swordfight over her, she picks up a sword and disarms them both in a single move. And that's before the bandits show up. During her travels, she has learned fencing and kung-fu.
    • The Adelita Twins. Both of them due to having fought in the revolution as soldaderas.
  • Brave: Merida, who is awesome with a bow and arrow.
  • Cars 2: Holly Shiftwell
  • The Emoji Movie: Jailbreak.
  • Happy Feet Two: Boadicea - a penguin chick who can do Le Parkour.
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  • How to Train Your Dragon: In this setting, all vikings are warriors who fight against dragons, including the women. The two most prominently featured ones are Astrid, the protagonist's Love Interest and Ruffnut, one half of the Comic Relief Half-Identical Twins.
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Esmeralda, who, during the Festival of Fools, successfully fights off several of Frollo's guards, and is the one to rescue a wounded Phoebus from drowning the river after he's shot by said guards in a later scene.
  • The Incredibles: Elastigirl and her daughter Violet.
  • Kung Fu Panda: Tigress and Viper.
  • The LEGO Movie: Wyldstyle. Hell yeah. Three words: The melting room.
  • The Lion King has both Nala and Shenzi.
  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel is one of the first Disney Princesses to fight villains directly, fighting off a shark, saving Eric from drowning in a storm, and taking out Ursula's eels in the climax. Eric does rescue her from Ursula in the very end, but that's not her fault.
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  • Monsters vs. Aliens: Susan, a.k.a. Ginormica, eventually becomes one of these after starting out as a Reluctant Monster.
  • Fa Mulan. After going through combat training, Mulan is perfectly capable of taking on Huns, and even manages to stand against their leader with a bit of cleverness and a cleverly timed foot sweep.
  • 9: 7 is the only girl out of the group , and makes her entrance by decapitating the Cat Beast in one swing.
  • Once Upon a Forest: Abigail, a tomboyish woodmouse.
  • Open Season: Giselle.
  • Rio: Jewel, right up until Nigel injures her wing.
  • Rock-A-Doodle: Peepers, the bespectacled teenage mouse.
  • Shrek: Princess Fiona.
  • Space Jam: Lola Bunny, who is almost as famous for her basketball skills as she is for her design.
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Spider-Gwen, Peni Parker and surprisingly Aunt May. On the villain's side there Olivia "Liv" Octavius.
  • Tangled: Rapunzel sets off on a whole adventure of her own free will, and fends off lots of opponents with both her hair and a frying pan. She also saves her love interest on several occasions, just to put icing on the cake.
  • Toy Story 2: Jessie.
    • Toy Story 3: Barbie evolves into this after going through an identity crisis after being thrown away.
    • Toy Story 4: Bo Peep after her return as well as her new sidekick Giggle McDimples.
  • Treasure Planet: Captain Amelia is a fabulous example, voiced by the lovely Emma Thompson.
  • Wall E: EVE, with built-in ion cannon.
  • Wreck-It Ralph: Sergeant Calhoun. Vanellope also counts, in a Badass Adorable kind of way.
  • Zootopia: Judy.


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