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2013-01-31 10:00:20 AM  
List fails:

s14.postimage.org
 
2013-01-31 10:25:50 AM  
Why do I get the feeling that there's a mountain of crusty kleenex next to the authors desk?
 
2013-01-31 10:27:02 AM  
Toughest =/= bad@ss, subby.
 
2013-01-31 10:30:23 AM  
Where the hell is April O'Neil?
 
2013-01-31 10:32:24 AM  

doczoidberg: Where the hell is April O'Neil?


Because the article is about the "Toughest" chicks.  Not the "Most Useless and Prone to being Kidnapped" chicks.
 
2013-01-31 10:33:27 AM  

UberDave: List fails:

[s14.postimage.org image 320x214]


For that and Jem being badass.
 
2013-01-31 10:34:51 AM  
The list is also missing this character:

www.gijoecon.com

And judging by the sheer number of people that dress up as The Baroness for cosplay, it's sad that she was left out.
 
2013-01-31 10:38:14 AM  
Where the hell was Tula?

16scandles.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-31 10:38:55 AM  
Gem?
 
2013-01-31 10:41:12 AM  

PsyLord: The list is also missing this character:

[www.gijoecon.com image 131x196]

And judging by the sheer number of people that dress up as The Baroness for cosplay, it's sad that she was left out.


The fact that Lady Jaye and Scarlett were put over her speaks to her level of being badass.  She's great at being bad, but "badass"?  No, not really.
 
2013-01-31 10:42:12 AM  
 
2013-01-31 10:42:23 AM  
Wait, wasn't the wonder twin Jaina a girl?   What was Gleek?
 
2013-01-31 10:43:58 AM  

Nightenstaff: Where the hell was Tula?

[16scandles.files.wordpress.com image 350x263]


1991
 
2013-01-31 10:44:33 AM  

abhorrent1: Gem?


It's outrageous!
 
2013-01-31 10:44:56 AM  

KingsleyZisou: abhorrent1: Gem?

It's outrageous!


Totally.
 
2013-01-31 10:47:29 AM  

I_C_Weener: Wait, wasn't the wonder twin Jaina a girl? What was Gleek?


1977
 
2013-01-31 10:52:34 AM  

PsyLord: The list is also missing this character:



And judging by the sheer number of people that dress up as The Baroness for cosplay, it's sad that she was left out.


It does say "Heroine" so maybe they excluded all villains.
 
2013-01-31 10:56:19 AM  
*looks up...sees mentions of The Baroness and Miriya*

Welp, looks like our bases are covered here.

/even though the article is about heroines, not villains.
//Miriya could be considered both.
///thank goodness they didn't mention Minmei.
 
2013-01-31 10:59:39 AM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-31 11:00:08 AM  
i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-31 11:07:13 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-31 11:09:27 AM  
One word: Thelma.
 
2013-01-31 11:10:54 AM  
rlv.zcache.com
 
2013-01-31 11:28:29 AM  
Scooby Doo was most certainly from the early 1970's.
 
2013-01-31 11:31:40 AM  

Stratohead: Scooby Doo was most certainly from the early 1970's.




So was Cher.
 
2013-01-31 11:42:49 AM  
Where's Smurfette?
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-31 11:46:49 AM  

doczoidberg: Where the hell is April O'Neil?




i291.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-31 11:51:53 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: doczoidberg: Where the hell is April O'Neil?

[i291.photobucket.com image 315x418]



God-DAMN!!!
 
2013-01-31 12:00:06 PM  

TheAlgebraist: Why do I get the feeling that there's a mountain of crusty kleenex next to the authors desk?


rob bricken wrote it like he writes everything else - single handedly!!!
 
2013-01-31 12:00:51 PM  
th05.deviantart.net

Chip and Dale are possibilities, but only because I found them to be so androgynous as to be unable to determine their intended sex.
 
2013-01-31 12:01:52 PM  
Totally agree with all of those objecting to the inclusion of Jem, but you need to expound a bit here for those not in the know.

Jem was in no way shape or form 'badass'.  Jem was a whiny little snowflake with overdeveloped entitlement issues who couldn't even begin to compete on a level playing field.  She led a band that won the competition each week, but only because she *cheated* each and every time, with her illegal, hidden, secret tech advantage.

The deck had to be stacked entirely in her favor, or she'd cry and go home.  Hey, here's an idea - let's give the other bands the same magic alien technology that Jem cheats with, and *then* see how we she does in the contest.

/ Seriously, I have trouble thinking of a worse role model.

// I remember the *really* badass heroines, like Mrs. Emma Peel.
 
2013-01-31 12:07:27 PM  
Jem was okay but the Misfits' songs were better.
 
2013-01-31 12:16:33 PM  

there4igraham: Jem was okay but the Misfits' songs were better.


I never saw the show so are we talking Glen Danzig Misfits here?
 
2013-01-31 12:23:52 PM  
i.imgur.com
Cannot be defeated by the Purple Pie Man.

i.imgur.com

Kept the King of Shadows in check.
 
2013-01-31 12:33:49 PM  
What, no love for Jun/Princess from Battle of the Planets?  I guess it's technically late '70s, but most of its airings were in the '80s.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-31 12:45:37 PM  
The battle of the planets chick has been covered, what about the black chick from dungeon and dragons? She kicked some serious butt.
 
2013-01-31 12:49:46 PM  

unyon: What, no love for Jun/Princess from Battle of the Planets?  I guess it's technically late '70s, but most of its airings were in the '80s.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 418x360]


why not BugsBunny in drag...sure those were from the 40's but most of his airings were from every other decade since....
 
2013-01-31 12:54:30 PM  
images.quizilla.com

Why no ponies?
 
2013-01-31 12:57:03 PM  

PsyLord: KingsleyZisou: abhorrent1: Gem?

It's outrageous!

Totally.


Truly even.
 
2013-01-31 01:17:12 PM  

TheAlgebraist: Why do I get the feeling that there's a mountain of crusty kleenex next to the authors desk?


I laughed out loud.
 
2013-01-31 01:23:57 PM  
Subby, you dolt! That would be because Cher only did cartoons in the 70s.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-31 01:28:22 PM  

pizen: abhorrent1: Gem?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 283x371]


i1-games.softpedia-static.com

Cartoon women got badder ass/edgy in the 90's, just saying.
 
2013-01-31 01:36:32 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: doczoidberg: Where the hell is April O'Neil?

[i291.photobucket.com image 315x418]


*BOING!*
 
2013-01-31 01:38:43 PM  

unyon: What, no love for Jun/Princess from Battle of the Planets?  I guess it's technically late '70s, but most of its airings were in the '80s.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 418x360]


How could you not include the girl that gave us all our first animated panty shot. In the opening credits of every episode no less.
 
2013-01-31 02:01:26 PM  

UberDave: List fails:

[s14.postimage.org image 320x214]


media.comicvine.com

/agrees
//and before anyone says it: No, to Hell with Dana Sterling. Her badassedness from leading a unit driving transformable tanks falls immensely due to her complete ineptitude
 
2013-01-31 02:07:07 PM  

Stratohead: [media.tumblr.com image 500x275]


This!

"I can take off from anywhere, except under fire."

/Did love the unauthorized dub
 
2013-01-31 02:08:53 PM  
images.yuku.com.s3.amazonaws.com
To defend, this is the pact
But when life's scorned and damage done
To avenge, this is the pact

/Saw this in the theater at around 10 years old.
//My brother thought, "How bad could a cartoon be for the kid".
 
2013-01-31 02:11:38 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: UberDave: List fails:

[s14.postimage.org image 320x214]

[media.comicvine.com image 300x312]

/agrees
//and before anyone says it: No, to Hell with Dana Sterling. Her badassedness from leading a unit driving transformable tanks falls immensely due to her complete ineptitude


Oh come on!  If we are gonna go there we might as well just say Lancer was a badass chick.  He did dress in drag after all.  But my vote goes for Claudia and the Bridge Bunnies.
 
2013-01-31 02:26:04 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: UberDave: List fails:

[s14.postimage.org image 320x214]

[media.comicvine.com image 300x312]

/agrees
//and before anyone says it: No, to Hell with Dana Sterling. Her badassedness from leading a unit driving transformable tanks falls immensely due to her complete ineptitude



Heh.  Dana was one of my favorites actually.  I think a lot of people didn't like that she acted like a little girl from time to time (but she kind of *was* a little girl).

Rook *was* a badass...if for anything, having to deal with ruthless gangs in the wastelands when she was a kid.
 
2013-01-31 02:36:28 PM  

Stratohead: [media.tumblr.com image 500x275]



Well, she wasn't in a TV show.  But yes, badass.  Too bad that during the 80s all we had was the stupid dub of that movie ("Warriors of the Winds" of course).  I actually have it on recorded VHS...from the 80s.  I still liked it but didn't really know how dumb it was compared to the correctly dubed version that was released a few years ago (which I also have)...when you actually had famous actors scrambling to be a part of a Miyazaki anime (though Cam Clarke did a voice in the first English version).
 
2013-01-31 02:45:42 PM  

Stratohead: [media.tumblr.com image 500x275]


Can't believe I didn't think of Nausicaa...

/one of my first anime
//even if it *was* "Warriors of the Wind"
///just finished reading the beautiful new hardcover
////must have read the story a dozen times
 
2013-01-31 02:49:56 PM  

UberDave: Stratohead: [media.tumblr.com image 500x275]


Well, she wasn't in a TV show.  But yes, badass.  Too bad that during the 80s all we had was the stupid dub of that movie ("Warriors of the Winds" of course).  I actually have it on recorded VHS...from the 80s.  I still liked it but didn't really know how dumb it was compared to the correctly dubed version that was released a few years ago (which I also have)...when you actually had famous actors scrambling to be a part of a Miyazaki anime (though Cam Clarke did a voice in the first English version).


Forgot about the TV show prerequisite.

Even "Warriors of the Wind" was pretty entertaining despite the heavy edits, name changes (Princess Zandra) and awful box art.  The heart of the movie was still there and as a kid I found the film pretty compelling.

Glad to have the uncut versions now though.  Master Yupa voiced by Patrick Stewart is pretty awesome.
 
2013-01-31 03:06:38 PM  

Galvatron Zero: UberDave: Stratohead: [media.tumblr.com image 500x275]


Well, she wasn't in a TV show.  But yes, badass.  Too bad that during the 80s all we had was the stupid dub of that movie ("Warriors of the Winds" of course).  I actually have it on recorded VHS...from the 80s.  I still liked it but didn't really know how dumb it was compared to the correctly dubed version that was released a few years ago (which I also have)...when you actually had famous actors scrambling to be a part of a Miyazaki anime (though Cam Clarke did a voice in the first English version).

Forgot about the TV show prerequisite.

Even "Warriors of the Wind" was pretty entertaining despite the heavy edits, name changes (Princess Zandra) and awful box art.  The heart of the movie was still there and as a kid I found the film pretty compelling.

Glad to have the uncut versions now though.  Master Yupa voiced by Patrick Stewart is pretty awesome.


Still and all the plot and characterizations remained true in the awful WotW import... not like what they did Gatchaman , or Yamato ("Knox got out behind you!"...no he farking didn't...he got shot full of holes)...etc.
I do enjoy my Criterion version with Patrick Stewart as Lord Yaupa.

so far as the "TV show requirement"... 1.... its I09 so who cares...and they also made a "top 10 list" where one slot was occupied by two characters...so again...who cares.

also...lest we forget... Fujiko Mine?

/and to someone else's point , Dana Sterling was like...14-15 years old in Southern Cross...so...yeah pretty much a child.
 
2013-01-31 03:13:55 PM  

Galvatron Zero: UberDave: Stratohead: [media.tumblr.com image 500x275]


Well, she wasn't in a TV show.  But yes, badass.  Too bad that during the 80s all we had was the stupid dub of that movie ("Warriors of the Winds" of course).  I actually have it on recorded VHS...from the 80s.  I still liked it but didn't really know how dumb it was compared to the correctly dubed version that was released a few years ago (which I also have)...when you actually had famous actors scrambling to be a part of a Miyazaki anime (though Cam Clarke did a voice in the first English version).

Forgot about the TV show prerequisite.

Even "Warriors of the Wind" was pretty entertaining despite the heavy edits, name changes (Princess Zandra) and awful box art.  The heart of the movie was still there and as a kid I found the film pretty compelling.

Glad to have the uncut versions now though.  Master Yupa voiced by Patrick Stewart is pretty awesome.


No way!  I think that was the first anime I ever saw and it was awesome.  Ill will have to find a copy of this and relive a small piece of my childhood.

/Oh please dont be as bad as trying to watch old Thundercats of GI Joe
 
2013-01-31 03:21:04 PM  
Or damnit,
 
2013-01-31 03:52:38 PM  
Galvatron Zero:   Master Yupa Anything voiced by Patrick Stewart is pretty awesome.

FTFY
 
2013-01-31 04:00:41 PM  

Apok451: Galvatron Zero: UberDave: Stratohead: [media.tumblr.com image 500x275]


Well, she wasn't in a TV show.  But yes, badass.  Too bad that during the 80s all we had was the stupid dub of that movie ("Warriors of the Winds" of course).  I actually have it on recorded VHS...from the 80s.  I still liked it but didn't really know how dumb it was compared to the correctly dubed version that was released a few years ago (which I also have)...when you actually had famous actors scrambling to be a part of a Miyazaki anime (though Cam Clarke did a voice in the first English version).

Forgot about the TV show prerequisite.

Even "Warriors of the Wind" was pretty entertaining despite the heavy edits, name changes (Princess Zandra) and awful box art.  The heart of the movie was still there and as a kid I found the film pretty compelling.

Glad to have the uncut versions now though.  Master Yupa voiced by Patrick Stewart is pretty awesome.

No way!  I think that was the first anime I ever saw and it was awesome.  Ill will have to find a copy of this and relive a small piece of my childhood.

/Oh please dont be as bad as trying to watch old Thundercats of GI Joe


It's Studio Ghibli...it's always 1st class all the way.
 
2013-01-31 04:23:11 PM  
Sweet, Ill have to see if I can track down a copy.  Thanks for the heads up guys!
 
2013-01-31 04:25:13 PM  
Lots of people in this thread confusing 60s 70s and 90s for the 80s.
 
2013-01-31 04:57:00 PM  

Ed Grubermann: unyon: What, no love for Jun/Princess from Battle of the Planets?  I guess it's technically late '70s, but most of its airings were in the '80s.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 418x360]

How could you not include the girl that gave us all our first animated panty shot. In the opening credits of every episode no less.


Oh man, I completely forgot about that and had to go back and check out the opening sequence.  Story checks out:

i274.photobucket.com

And I also ran across this gem when GISing...

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-31 06:10:23 PM  

degenerate-afro: Lots of people in this thread confusing 60s 70s and 90s for the 80s.


That's what I was thinking.

Here's a nice rule of thumb.  It's not true for all cases.  "If the cartoon sucks, it was probably from the 80s."
 
2013-01-31 07:16:39 PM  

Karac: [gadget.gif]


Insteaed of complaining that this drawing gives the character a mouse labial cleft, I'm just going to be grateful that whatever DeviantArt regular drew it didn't also give her Farrah Fawcett mouse nipples.

/all up and down her mammal torso.
 
2013-01-31 07:49:28 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: pizen: abhorrent1: Gem?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 283x371]

[i1-games.softpedia-static.com image 850x680]

Cartoon women got badder ass/edgy in the 90's, just saying.


Agreed.

gargwiki.net
dtaina.lurkingfish.com
 
2013-01-31 08:10:47 PM  

UberDave: List fails:

[s14.postimage.org image 320x214]


Thank you.
 
2013-01-31 08:11:37 PM  
i278.photobucket.com

1981, check.
chick, obviously.
cartoon, duh.
nobody said it was limited to television, check.
tougher than anybody else on the list, check.
 
2013-01-31 08:17:32 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Hotlinked.  Sorry if it's already mentioned.
 
2013-01-31 08:30:31 PM  
Lord Fluffy:
To defend, this is the pact
But when life's scorned and damage done
To avenge, this is the pact

/Saw this in the theater at around 10 years old.
//My brother thought, "How bad could a cartoon be for the kid".


images.yuku.com.s3.amazonaws.com

Came for this, left happy.
 
2013-01-31 09:21:21 PM  
cdn.static.ovimg.comwww.oocities.org

I came for the Robotech girls, leaving satisfied.  But, if I had to pick one from Southern Cross, I'm going with Nova Satori over Dana Sterling.
 
2013-01-31 09:23:31 PM  
while we are at it...

dirty-pair.rightstuf.com
 
2013-01-31 09:31:55 PM  

RatMaster999: [cdn.static.ovimg.com image 400x300][www.oocities.org image 288x212]

I came for the Robotech girls, leaving satisfied.  But, if I had to pick one from Southern Cross, I'm going with Nova Satori over Dana Sterling.



Oh you're just saying that because she was better looking than Dana!  Nova was an over-compensating career chick.  You put Nova and Dana up against a company of bioroids, Nova would freak and Dana would leave them a smoking pile of rubble!
 
2013-01-31 09:42:38 PM  

Stratohead: while we are at it...

[dirty-pair.rightstuf.com image 493x768]


DOH!  I should've thought of them...
 
2013-01-31 10:16:17 PM  
http://youtu.be/mkTEnGqXpf4

I had the Innova/Nova model... and yes you did just see tits on the model. for some reason (well...Japan) the Innova model had a remove able torso armour to reveal boobs.
Japanese models use a numbered paint scheme... and in the paint guide the nipple color was specified and I actual shelled out $3.95 for an entire bottle just to be "accurate"... I also had to explain to my Mother who walked in while I was painting it. (I was like...14)
I actually got away with the explanation that it was a Japanese model and the Japanese are a bit weird.
Japanese model paint...btw.... farkING AWESOME. way better than testors.
 
2013-01-31 10:54:56 PM  

sjmcc13: Galvatron Zero:   Master Yupa Anything voiced by Patrick Stewart is pretty awesome.

FTFY


Even Ariscratle?

/Probably yes . . .
 
2013-01-31 11:33:44 PM  

Uzzah: [i278.photobucket.com image 500x279]

1981, check.
chick, obviously.
cartoon, duh.
nobody said it was limited to television, check.
tougher than anybody else on the list, check.


Bah.  The yellow squawking bird totally carried that battle.
 
2013-02-01 01:15:38 AM  
Ya replace Jem with April O'Neill and I'd be fine with the list.

Now if we wanna go with the top 10 most batshiat annoying female characters that for some reason I still kept watching..

b.vimeocdn.com
 
2013-02-01 01:17:57 AM  
i24.photobucket.com

Ok, technically not animated (except for the VHS videos you got with the toys) but the show was still pretty much a cartoon.  So I say Pilot from Captain Power should get an honorable mention.
 
2013-02-01 02:00:19 AM  
This was a good nostalgia trip. I still have my Silverhawks and MASK toys. Somewhere.
 
2013-02-01 05:14:11 AM  
A badass 80's woman who SHOULD have had a cartoon:

images.wikia.com

Though I shudder to think of how it would look, considering that Metroid only had two games, she had green hair and purple skin in the first game, and Ridley, Kraid, and Mother Brain looked so awful and goofy compared to their designs from Super Metroid on.
 
2013-02-01 05:23:12 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: A badass 80's woman who SHOULD have had a cartoon:

[images.wikia.com image 850x1133]

Though I shudder to think of how it would look, considering that Metroid only had two games, she had green hair and purple skin in the first game, and Ridley, Kraid, and Mother Brain looked so awful and goofy compared to their designs from Super Metroid on.



She didn't have her own cartoon, but she was IN a cartoon.  I loved me some Capain N back in the day.  Ran around with a Nintendo controller wrapped around my waist like a belt.
 
2013-02-01 05:25:40 AM  

Kimpak: Keizer_Ghidorah: A badass 80's woman who SHOULD have had a cartoon:

[images.wikia.com image 850x1133]

Though I shudder to think of how it would look, considering that Metroid only had two games, she had green hair and purple skin in the first game, and Ridley, Kraid, and Mother Brain looked so awful and goofy compared to their designs from Super Metroid on.


She didn't have her own cartoon, but she was IN a cartoon.  I loved me some Capain N back in the day.  Ran around with a Nintendo controller wrapped around my waist like a belt.


Well crap, my picture was eaten.  Google Captain N Samus, you'll see it.  ....now I need to find some somewhere to watch the cartoon.  Someone on the interwebs must have it.
 
2013-02-01 05:51:27 AM  

Kimpak: Kimpak: Keizer_Ghidorah: A badass 80's woman who SHOULD have had a cartoon:

[images.wikia.com image 850x1133]

Though I shudder to think of how it would look, considering that Metroid only had two games, she had green hair and purple skin in the first game, and Ridley, Kraid, and Mother Brain looked so awful and goofy compared to their designs from Super Metroid on.


She didn't have her own cartoon, but she was IN a cartoon.  I loved me some Capain N back in the day.  Ran around with a Nintendo controller wrapped around my waist like a belt.

Well crap, my picture was eaten.  Google Captain N Samus, you'll see it.  ....now I need to find some somewhere to watch the cartoon.  Someone on the interwebs must have it.


Samus wasn't in the cartoon of Captain N (the people who made it said they didn't even know Samus existed, despite the fact they had Mother Brain and Metroids in it). She was in the comics, though, she replaced Simon and Mega Man.

What I would give for a redone Captain N cartoon with everything done RIGHT. Imagine Captain N with this Simon Belmont:

images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Mega Man X:

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

the redesign of Pit from Brawl and Uprising:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

And 3DS:
ecx.images-amazon.com

Now THAT would be awesome.

And for the villains, Super Metroid Mother Brain:
media.giantbomb.com

Eggplant Wizard:
nintendo3dscommunity.com

King Hippo:
www.bigbadbob113.com

And have Ridley and Kraid as their sub-generals/elite warriors:

images3.wikia.nocookie.netcdn.wikimg.net

And Sigma as the recurring Mega Man villain who works with Mother Brain:
vgmdaily.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-01 07:48:11 AM  
home.earthlink.net
 
2013-02-01 12:20:41 PM  

doczoidberg: Where the hell is April O'Neil?


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-01 12:33:28 PM  

MagSeven: doczoidberg: Where the hell is April O'Neil?

[25.media.tumblr.com image 337x253]


she's too busy giving a handjob to a steering wheel while mikey looks on with a mix of jealousy and concern
 
2013-02-01 02:26:27 PM  

Begoggle: [images.quizilla.com image 180x185]

Why no ponies?


Because fark you, that's why.

Also, they're not chicks. They're fillies. Or something.
 
2013-02-01 02:37:21 PM  
List successes:

Gloria from M.A.S.K. - She carried a lot of weight in that show. She was the only girl so she was included frequently. Also, childhood crush.

List Misses:

While there were tons to choose from, some of the missed badasses were either "villains" like Baroness, or they were just comic relief or "human factor" like April from TMNT. As for the anthropomorphics like Gadget or Ponies? No.

Finally, while there are several strong characters in translated anime series:

- Miriya in Macross/Robotech
- Dana (arguably) in Southern Cross/Robotech
- Rook in Mospaeda/Robotech
- Alura in Voltron/Go-Lion
- Nova in Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato
- Jun/Princess in Battle of the Planets/G-Force/Gatchaman
- (I KNOW I'm forgetting some)

...they weren't distinctly American. The list should have been 80's AMERICAN cartoon chicks.
 
2013-02-01 04:20:23 PM  

Falcon Hunter: List successes:

Gloria from M.A.S.K. - She carried a lot of weight in that show. She was the only girl so she was included frequently. Also, childhood crush.

List Misses:

While there were tons to choose from, some of the missed badasses were either "villains" like Baroness, or they were just comic relief or "human factor" like April from TMNT. As for the anthropomorphics like Gadget or Ponies? No.

Finally, while there are several strong characters in translated anime series:

- Miriya in Macross/Robotech
- Dana (arguably) in Southern Cross/Robotech
- Rook in Mospaeda/Robotech
- Alura in Voltron/Go-Lion
- Nova in Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato
- Jun/Princess in Battle of the Planets/G-Force/Gatchaman
- (I KNOW I'm forgetting some)

...they weren't distinctly American. The list should have been 80's AMERICAN cartoon chicks.


Be a really short list, then, since the fact there's so many anime women shows that American cartoons in the 80's didn't like strong badass female characters.
 
2013-02-01 06:28:02 PM  

Lord Fluffy: [images.yuku.com.s3.amazonaws.com image 494x275]
To defend, this is the pact
But when life's scorned and damage done
To avenge, this is the pact

/Saw this in the theater at around 10 years old.
//My brother thought, "How bad could a cartoon be for the kid".


Failed to notice the "R" rating, eh?
 
2013-02-01 06:42:01 PM  

fusillade762: Lord Fluffy: [images.yuku.com.s3.amazonaws.com image 494x275]
To defend, this is the pact
But when life's scorned and damage done
To avenge, this is the pact

/Saw this in the theater at around 10 years old.
//My brother thought, "How bad could a cartoon be for the kid".

Failed to notice the "R" rating, eh?


That's the problems with Americans, they see "animated" and immediately assume it's for children, no matter what the content or the rating.
 
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