What is the opposite of helpless?

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Adjective
Opposite of unable to defend oneself or to act without help
Adjective
Opposite of unable to act or achieve one's purpose
Adjective
(colloquial) Opposite of physically weak
“I would love to play a strong and heroic character again if given another chance.”
Adjective
(colloquial) Opposite of lacking determination or willpower; showing wimpiness or meekness; displaying signs of weakness
“He also stressed the importance of tackling corruption in a determined manner, as it is a threat to democracy.”
Adjective
Opposite of completely overcome or helpless, especially with distress or exhaustion
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
Adjective
Opposite of weak and unable to support oneself
Adjective
Opposite of feeling or causing despair
Adjective
Opposite of subject to oppression
Adjective
Opposite of run or brought ashore
Adjective
Opposite of not capable of being redeemed
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