Looks more and more like a Disney girl power movie.
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How's this different from the strong female characters in a wuxia novel/series? The cultural significance of this shift in story-telling in a franchise first marketed to men and boys and the SJW endeavors of Disney. Wuxia novels were probably like that from the very beginning, perhaps due to some strand of egalitarianism in early 20th century progressive China. Or, because the authors thought it was necessary to have female characters in their stories, and the best way to do it was to make them members of the world of jianghu.