What is the opposite of helpless?

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Opposite of unable to defend oneself or to act without help
Opposite of not having the power to influence people or events
(colloquial) Opposite of weak in character, lacking determination or willpower
“He also stressed the importance of tackling corruption in a determined manner, as it is a threat to democracy.”
Opposite of deprived of the ability to perform natural mental or physical activities
Opposite of having been subjected to oppression
Opposite of oppressed, persecuted or subjugated at the hands of another
Opposite of being in a disadvantaged or compromised state
“Mr. Jones, I will listen to your demands as you appear to be in an advantageous position compared to where I stand.”
Opposite of completely overcome or helpless, especially with distress or exhaustion
Opposite of weak and unable to support oneself
“My grandfather insisted on being self-reliant and refused company despite his infirmity.”
Opposite of feeling or causing despair
“When I heard the helicopters above, I was optimistic about our chances of being found.”
Opposite of beyond all hope
“He is a receptive kid, so trying to get him to stop drinking fizzy drinks is a promising cause.”
Opposite of run or brought ashore
Opposite of not capable of being redeemed
“Now, I know it's just a character, but I could not find anything redeemable in him as a human being.”
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