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  • Sasha and the Frogs
    • Sasha. She maneuvered around carnivorous tomato plants, causing them to tie themselves up. She almost succeeded.
    • Anne also displays this in chapter 9 where she helped Captain Grime and the soldiers of Toad Tower fend off an ant infestation.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Backyard Sports

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

The Camp Half-Blood Series

Channel Awesome



  • There are a lot of badasses in Forest of Despair, including Akita, Mitsuru, Miyuki and Hotaru. For example, Akita punches two people in the face in the prologue alone.

Daniel Boom AKA Loud Boy

Danny Phantom

Demon King Daimao

  • While her female friends are also considered this, Keena Soga in Keena & the Defendants of Constan Magic Academy is a notable version of this trope. She doesn't need guns or even magic, all she needs are her firsts and kicks and can take as many punches as possible. Remember, she previously was a damsel, and really wanted to prove herself. It took only two chapters for her ass-kicking to show up.



  • The female Assassins named but so far not developed by Terry Pratchett in the Discworld. Alice Band, Johanna Smith-Rhodes, Jocasta Wiggs, Joan Sanderson-Reeves, and others, all capable of bringing a woman's gentle touch to the deadliest profession. A good starting point is The Graduation Class.

Disney Animated Canon

  • In Crowns of the Kingdom, Minnie and Daisy are this. Also the Disney Princesses during one sequence.
  • In The Great Disney Adventure Saga, Kelsey definitely qualifies as this as she finds a will to swordfight whenever she can. Elizabeth is a more conventional choice, and Mulan falls under this category as well.

  • Children of the Atom has lots of these: Sarah from the Modus Operandi arcs certinly counts. Cass and Veronica from the Pro Posturas arcs as well. Jess is an odd case, as she is both the main character of Pro Posturas and not an Action Girl of any kind, instead a Ambadassador.

Final Fantasy

  • Seventh Endmost Vision: Tifa Lockheart was a Badass Normal in canon; in the fic, she's a 1st Class SOLDIER. And unlike Cloud in FFVII canon, she actually was a SOLDIER, and a war hero to boot! Aerith, meanwhile, goes from the spunky flower girl of canon to the mightiest SOLDIER.
    • Yuffie is also this, becoming the Tsiviet Yuffie the Transparent.
    • For an example of someone who wasn't this in canon who is now, look no farther than Dr. Lucrecia, who is now a deadly, deadly combatant.
  • There are several in The Tainted Grimoire. Examples include Adelle, Vili and all of Clan Falzen.


Harry Potter

  • Hermione from Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is one, being one of the three generals of the student armies. She's also founded an organization, S.P.H.E.W, the Society for the Promotion of Heroic Equality for Witches, to help other girls become this.
  • The Rigel Black Chronicles: Antiope comes from a girls-only school that emphasises combat skills and teaches free-dueling. She gets permission from the judges to use a sword alongside her wand in the Triwizard Tournament, and wins her first duel without casting a single spell.
  • Charlie Duncan of Sapphire Eleanor Rose Suzette De Mont Vs Canon. She's part of a team dedicated to exterminating Mary Sues, and serves as The Big Guy of her force, carrying guns, being to first to attack, and admitting to just wanting to kill something.
  • Weasley Girl stars a Gender Flipped version of Ron Weasley, Veronica "Ronnie" Weasley. She's just as as hotheaded as her male canon counterpart, but more impulsive and even more likely to charge in where angels fear to tread.


  • Wreckstuck: Zillah counts as this, as she manages to kill a dragon by beating it's head into a bloody pulp.

The Hunger Games

Invader Zim

  • Becoming a True Invader:
    • Gaz is an utter badass, bordering on being a One-Man Army.
    • Kor isn't nearly as tough as Gaz, but is still a decent fighter.
    • Tak is a villainous example, being The Dragon and the only one who can match Gaz in a fight.
  • Ruby Pair:
    • Tenn, being a highly trained Irken Invader, certainly counts for this.
    • Gaz is an unstoppable fighter when she's motivated enough.

Jackie Chan Adventures

Kamen Rider

  • In Horseshoes and Hand Grenades and most of its side-stories, many of the female characters have been upgraded to fighters. This ranges from Yuki Jojima using her Hayabusa Plushie to punch people into oblivion, Tomoko Nozama using her snake skin as a whip and minor characters like Rumi Egawa charging toward people and kicking them in the face.

Kingdom Hearts

  • In Kingdom Hearts 3: Final Stand, Kairi has developed into one. Case in point: in chapter 14, when one of Xehanort's henchmen (revealed several chapters later to be the Riku Replica) tries to nab her, she nonchalantly breaks free of his grip and flings him off of a cliff.

Life Is Strange

  • Letters From Tomorrow: Chloe Price. While in the original game she was still the most badass person in the main cast, that was a very low bar to clear. In the fic, she's been exercising avidly for years and has been getting serious combat and shooting lessons from her step-father. She has a reputation around Blackwell as the ultimate badass because she easily beat up two star football players, a reputation she proves correct in every fight we see. It turns out that future!Max used her Mental Time Travel to manipulate Chloe towards getting stronger her entire life (including improving her relationship with her step-father so she'd have a teacher) solely so that when present!Max started investigating the conspiracy, she'd have a bodyguard.

The Legendof Zelda

  • The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (DragonRand100)
    • Impa is a skilled mage and combatant. Later, when Impa ends up blinded, she still manages to retain the title of Shadow Sage and is able to fight Ganondorf along with the other sages. After the seven-year time skip, Sheik is revealed to be a strong mage who can hold her own in combat along with her mentor Rin who is revealed to be Impa in disguise. As for Sheik, her role as an Action Girl is played with since as Zelda she doesn't take an active combat role despite doing great feats while disguised as Sheik.
    • On the Gerudo side there is Nabooru, Aveil and their immediate family who uphold their status as warriors and thieves.

The Lion King

Mass Effect

  • Tali'Zorah in For Tomorrow We Die has become one of these after her long service on the Normandy.

Mega Man

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic


  • A Growing Affection upgrades Hinata into one. Yugao might have been one before, but she definitely get to show her chops here. OC Kaede Mizuno also qualifies.
  • While all the girls from the canon Naruto series are capable fighters already, they qualify even more so in Kitsune no Ken: Fist of the Fox, with Tenten in particular playing it straight in that she constantly trains and goes out to fight so as to become stronger.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

One Piece


  • In A Mid-Sinnoh Night's Dream, there are several. Cheryl and Marley, who were originally one-off characters for team-up escort missions, while not participating in the Gym Challenge, do participate in the fights against Team Galactic and Legendary Pokemon. There's also Cynthia and Maylene, the former being the current champion of Sinnoh's Pokemon League as of the story's beginning, and Maylene, who runs her own gym for humans and Pokemon, a Badass Normal who easily kicks the ass of the superpowered protagonist.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Journal, we have Kim, easily the most competent member of Team JUMP.
  • Dawn from Poké Wars takes several levels in badass and morphs from a Pokémon coordinator to deadly accurate gunslinger.
  • Starr from Pokéumans does all the same rescue and intrusion missions that all the men get to, and despite being a ten-year-old pacifist Jigglypuff Amy kicks considerable ass.

Power Rangers

  • Every female Power Ranger|s in Of Love and Bunnies. The standouts are Trini (who scared an entire squadron of Red Rangers into fleeing after they fought Serpentera without her), Kim (who fired an arrow into a fight between the Red and White Rangers), and the girl from the Chinese restaurant (who takes on a swarm of Mooks).
  • In true Power Rangers tradition, Maria Aparicio and Hitomi Miyazawa of Power Rangers GPX. Maria actually takes it far enough to be a true badass.

Prehistoric Park

  • In Prehistoric Earth, Alice Denham proves very much capable of taking care of herself over the course of the missions she takes part in alongside her male companions on the rescue team. Colette DuBois likewise proves more than capable of kicking ass and taking names as a member of the park's security division. Both girls similarly prove very much quite the capable fighters in later Continuity Reboot Prehistoric Park Reimagined.

Professional Wrestling

Ragnarok Online

Sherlock Holmes

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • While there are outstanding examples of this in its source material, Forum of Thrones has a larger number of prominent female fighters that are portrayed as being equally skilled as their male counterparts, despite the traditional role of women in Westerosi society. Notable examples include:
    • Samantha Ducard, the dual axe-wielding sellsword from John Gutten's group and one of the primary Point-of-View characters.
    • Her friend Sasha, who sports an exotic, eastern fighting style and wields her arakh with dangerous skill.
    • Janae, another sellsword from John Gutten's group, is a former fighting pit slave and a deadly archer.
    • It is not unheard of that women decide to be soldiers or guardsmen in the continuity of Forum of Thrones. These women, while vastly outnumbered by their male companions, are treated equally by most. Examples for this are Nora Recton and Edonia Bernile.
    • Similarly, there is a vast number of female characters that decide to join a sellsword group for various reasons and they are typically presented as similarly skilled than male sellswords around them.
    • Special mention goes to Argella Durrandon, who manages to be this trope, while still fitting into her role as the princess of the Kingdom of the Stormlands. While being fully capable of being a sweet and charming diplomat, she puts special emphasis on the fact that she is not only the princess of the Stormlands, but also the heiress to the kingdom.
  • In Robb Returns, the Company of the Rose has quite a few warrior women. Also Brienne of Tarth. At least one Stark ancestor, as well.

Sonic the Hedgehog


  • Ultimate Spider-Woman: Mary Jane Watson loves to keep up with the latest fashion trends, is a Twilight junkie and enjoys being the centre of male attention at parties. She's also won dozens of fights as a costumed superheroine, with a Rogues Gallery as long as her arm.

Star Trek

Star vs. the Forces of Evil

  • Like Father, Like Daughter has Seraph, Marco’s daughter, who shows the same proficiency in fighting as her father. Both Star and Pony Head remark on how it should be obvious considering her parents.

Star Wars: Rebels

  • Ezra Lost has Hera Syndulla and Sabine Wren, just as they are in the canon series. Hera shoots it up from the skies in the Ghost while Sabine is typically a gunner in the ship or blowing stuff up/shooting Imperials on the ground.


  • A Force of Four has Power Girl, the world's greatest and mightiest hero, Huntress -the vigilante daughter of Batman and Catwoman-, the Amazon warriors Wonder Woman and her daughter Fury...
  • Pretty much every named female hero in Future Shock, but special points go to Kara, and Susan Vasquez who is an absolute badass even before she gains powers of her own.
  • Essentially, the entirety of female heroes of The DCU make at least one appearance in the Hellsister Trilogy. You can find flying bricks (Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Power Girl, Mary Marvel...), vigilantes (Batgirl, Huntress...), witches (Zatanna...), telepaths (Saturn Girl...), and more.
  • Kara of Rokyn has Kara, a super-hero, wrestler and martial artist who still kicks butts every so often even though she is semi-retired.
  • In Supergirl (2015) story Survivors, Kara crash-lands on Earth together with her cousin and becomes the world's first and greatest hero.

Super Mario Bros.

  • In Paper Mario: The Temple of the Sun, the three girls in Mario's party - Hanner, Dulia, and Maizee - are all this. Fitting, since the first two Paper Mario games always included female partners along with male ones to join Mario. This is no exception.

Sword Art Online

  • In the semi-genderbent story The Kirita Chronicles, the main character Kirigaya Kazuta (the genderbent version of the canon protagonist Kirito) is indeed an action girl.

Total Drama

  • Total Shuffled Island Series has Jo, who saves the day with a doorstop, and is given the nickname "Action Girl" by the Celebrity Manhunt hosts.

Warhammer 40,000

  • Secret War has many, first and foremost being the assassin Elandria (who can be easily said to be a Dark Action Girl, then Castella Lethe. Later there's Adelana Helgen, Helma and Delathasi.

Warrior Cats

  • Daughter of the Sun has female warriors, just like in the source material, but one of the most notable would be Skypaw. She's able to fight a bear on her own (with the help of her special powers, however).


  • Atonement has Tether. Don't let her cutesy appearance fool you- Mads is an incredibly strong fighter, in no small part due to her large amounts of experience fighting a variety of villains, despite her relative inexperience in comparison with more "capable" heroes.