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It would have been faster that way.

You all know that annoying film trope: The hero is kind of incompetent and needs to train to save the day really fast. So the really awesome totally capable female side character ends up spending all her time training him... instead of just saving the day herself. Seems a little impractical to me. So, here are five female characters that really should have ditched their wimpy male hero and gotten the job done themselves!

The Wasp

Scott was fun but he was basically useless. Hope said herself it really should have been her saving the day. But she couldn't because Reasons.


To heck with the prophecy! Trinity was prepared from day one to save the day. She spent the first half of movie one annoyed because nobody else could get on her level.


Yeah, the girl who figured out Bruce Wayne's secret somehow had to wait around for Batman and Robin to get it together? Seems unlikely.

Princess Leia

She sure got abducted a lot. Definitely more than seems reasonable. And when her rescuers arrive she frequently did a lot of the escaping and killing enemies herself. Kind of seems like she could have brought balance to the force a bit faster than Luke, eh?


Maybe she wouldn't have been able to carry the one ring all the way to Mordor, but there was an irritating amount of time spent telling her not to do things she was clearly better at than everyone else.
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@Megamind heck yeah! I think that's why I liked Terminator 2 so much... she got a LOT done in that movie. If only the tv series had taken off...
2 years ago·Reply
I'm going to add Ripley from the Alien series. She saved alot of people, I think even the android at one point.
2 years ago·Reply
@LAVONYORK oooh yeah! In the later ones it's pretty clear they should have just listened to her
2 years ago·Reply
Hermoine Granger, Tigress (Kung Fu Panda), Kyra (Chronicles of Riddick) and Trinity all could have saved the day, if it weren't for those pesky prophesies! I say, why don't they just stop caving to crackpot predictions and take Matters into their own hands? Screw Fate, the sooner the world is saved, the better!
2 years ago·Reply
@BeannachtOraibh I love that! Honestly 'prophecy' feels like such a flimsy excuse to make a kind of incompetent male character a hero... I'd love to see a story where a lady who's clearly more capable says 'screw it' and gets the job done!
2 years ago·Reply