A female warrior dressed in actual, functioning armor insted of what is basically a chain mail bikini that so many lady "warriors" wear. Totally impractical and useless. - She's going to cut her fingers off if that's the way she holds a sword.
"Palden Lhamo" is the only female among the eight great dharampalas (Protectors of Buddhism). She is a protectress of Buddhist governments everywhere, including the Dalai Lamas and their government in Lhasa.
According to Buddhist tradition, Tara was born out of the tears of compassion of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. It is said that he wept as he looked upon the world of suffering beings, and his tears formed a lake in which a lotus sprung up.