Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tropes- Action Girl

Action Girls are a trope I am half and half on. On one hand, it's a step up from the wimpy woman in distressed trope. While on the other, if you don't play you cards right you might up with something you don't want or she'll lack any girlish traits. Action girls sometimes lack any quirks that make them stand out from each other as well.

However, when action girls  (like any other character) are characterized right, it can make them one of a kind. An action girl with flaws and quirks who both loses and wins is a better role model then one who wins all the time. A good example of flawed and kick butt action girls can be found in the shorts by Ms. Faust for DC Nation below.

Note: My favorite one is the third one.

So, who is your favorite action girl of all time? I have to say mine is Kim Possible.    Have a great rest of the day.