Megamind: How Roxanne Richie Redefined (And Reaffirmed) The Damsel Trope

This is another video from my YouTube channel, Jack’s World. This video essay delves into the damsel trope. It’s a trope that has been subject to far greater scrutiny in recent years. Changing trends, as well as plenty of unflattering portrayals, have given this trope a bad reputation.

However, there is still value to the role of a damsel in a story. And no movie makes that point clearer than Megamind.

Through Roxanne Richie, a character who checks almost every box as a damsel, this movie dared to show that a damsel could be more than just a frequent target of abduction. And in doing so, Roxanne proved that she is the true hard of this movie. Enjoy!

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