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7th Mar '17 8:05:59 AM Farnham
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* Shampoo's Chinese Amazon tribe in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' qualifies with the law that [[BestHerToBedHer a warrior must marry any man who manages to defeat her]]. In addition to being the law, Shampoo genuinely loves Ranma and became head over heels for him after he managed to defeat her in battle.

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* Shampoo's Chinese Amazon tribe in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' qualifies with the law that [[BestHerToBedHer a warrior must marry any man who manages to defeat her]]. In addition to being the law, Shampoo genuinely loves Ranma and became fell head over heels for him after he managed to defeat her in battle.battle. In the anime, two younger Amazons, Ling-Ling and Lung-Lung, also fell for Ranma, much to his consternation and Akane's annoyance.
4th Feb '17 2:47:10 AM Aquillion
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It packs a double whammy: a strong woman must have a stronger man to dominate her, and no woman is happy with a man who isn't better than she is.

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It packs a double whammy: whammy of UnfortunateImplications: a strong woman must have a stronger man to dominate her, and no woman is happy with a man who isn't better than she is.
18th Dec '16 8:38:46 PM Aquillion
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* Male example: Brock Samson from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' fell in love with Molotov Cocktease when, the first time they met, she kicked his ass and set the building on fire.

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* Male example: Brock Samson from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' gets both sides of this:
** As a male example, he
fell in love with Molotov Cocktease when, the first time they met, she kicked his ass and set the building on fire.fire.
** Season 6, meanwhile, has a side arc involving series regular Brock Samson falling for a heroine named Warriana, who is an obvious parody of Franchise/WonderWoman. Although they start by [[LoveAtFirstPunch antagonizing one another]], and Warriana then has to get over some [[NotStayingForBreakfast weirdness]] after they do hook up, in the end she is completely protective of "her man"—out of the entire series, probably the character ''least'' in need of protection. For bonus points, Warriana is a literal Amazon (to the point of having only one breast), and she tends to calls Brock "Hercules".



* Season 6 of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' has a side arc involving series regular Brock Samson falling for a heroine named Warriana, who is an obvious parody of Franchise/WonderWoman. Although they start by [[LoveAtFirstPunch antagonizing one another]], and Warriana then has to get over some [[NotStayingForBreakfast weirdness]] after they do hook up, in the end she is completely protective of "her man"—out of the entire series, probably the character ''least'' in need of protection. For bonus points, Warriana is a literal Amazon (to the point of having only one breast), and she tends to calls Brock "Hercules".
4th Dec '16 1:02:44 PM bwburke94
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* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in an issue of Marvel's [[Comicbook/TheTransformers Transformers]] comic, where Cloudburst unintentionally gained the favor of the queen of a race of alien giant amazons, but she was as impressed by his intelligence and diplomatic talent as by his fighting ability. She was... [[{{Understatement}} disappointed]] by his robotic inner self.

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* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in an issue of Marvel's [[Comicbook/TheTransformers Transformers]] comic, where Cloudburst unintentionally gained the favor of the queen of a race of alien giant amazons, but she was as impressed by his intelligence and diplomatic talent as by his fighting ability. She was... [[{{Understatement}} disappointed]] disappointed by his robotic inner self.
26th Nov '16 2:10:31 PM Prometheus117
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* An odd example in ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' comes with the school idol [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Kuroyukihime]], known as [[ActionGirl Black Lotus]] and the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Black King]], one of the most powerful players in the "Brain Burst" program. She became enamored with [[BadassAdorable Haruyuki]] (a short, fat boy with severe self-esteem issues due to his appearance and bullying) after seeing his [[{{Determinator}} speed and drive in his squash games]], and the only reason she got higher scores than him, for the purpose of getting his attention, [[spoiler:is she had to cheat to even surpass him]]. He himself [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe still can't believe she honestly likes him in that way]]. The way it's presented, this in turn makes Haruyuki an unusual kind of "Hercules", but replace physical prowess with video game skill, though within a virtual game world, it still translates to physical prowess in a sense.
21st Oct '16 12:37:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in Creator/MatthewReilly's book ''Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves''. Mother, a six-foot-four, [[BaldWomen shaved]] {{bald|OfAwesome}}, foul mouthed [[TheSquadette female marine]], second only to [[TheHero the Scarecrow]] himself in terms of [[{{Badass}} badassery]], initially seems like she might have fallen for [[LargeHam Baba]], her French [[DistaffCounterpart equivalent]] who, in his own words, eats like a bear, drinks like a Viking, kills like a lion and makes love like a silverback gorilla. However when it really comes down to it, she realises that, no matter how badass Baba may be, he just isn't her Ralphy (her tiny trucker husband).

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* Subverted in Creator/MatthewReilly's book ''Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves''. Mother, a six-foot-four, [[BaldWomen shaved]] {{bald|OfAwesome}}, foul mouthed [[TheSquadette female marine]], second only to [[TheHero the Scarecrow]] himself in terms of [[{{Badass}} badassery]], badassery, initially seems like she might have fallen for [[LargeHam Baba]], her French [[DistaffCounterpart equivalent]] who, in his own words, eats like a bear, drinks like a Viking, kills like a lion and makes love like a silverback gorilla. However when it really comes down to it, she realises that, no matter how badass Baba may be, he just isn't her Ralphy (her tiny trucker husband).
12th Oct '16 8:04:39 AM Amon_Ra
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Most [[LadyLand Amazon-type female societies]] shun the male sex but a certain manly type of hero is capable of winning over these tribes of women, even their leaders.

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Most [[LadyLand Amazon-type female societies]] shun avoid the male sex but a certain manly type of hero is capable of winning over these tribes of women, even their leaders.
3rd Oct '16 10:28:30 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Partially subverted and partially played straight. On the one hand, Buffy is stronger than all the men she dates, making it a subversion. On the other hand, any man who she's involved with for more than a few episodes is a substantially stronger and better fighter than normal, often unnaturally so (whether due to [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire vampirism]] or to the meddlings of an [[MadScientist evil government scientist]]). Buffy may be stronger than anyone else around, but it still seems she wants a man who can ''almost'' defeat her. Its notable that the otherwise-progressive series ''never'' considered pairing Buffy with someone who was perfectly comfortable supporting her.

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** Partially subverted and partially played straight. On the one hand, Buffy is stronger than all the men she dates, making it a subversion. On the other hand, any man who she's involved with for more than a few episodes is a substantially stronger and better fighter than normal, often unnaturally so (whether due to [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire vampirism]] or to the meddlings of an [[MadScientist evil government scientist]]). Buffy may be stronger than anyone else around, but it still seems she wants a man who can ''almost'' defeat her. Its notable that the otherwise-progressive series ''never'' considered pairing Buffy with someone who was perfectly comfortable supporting her.
8th Sep '16 3:34:39 AM Tron80
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* [[Characters/SupermanRoguesGallery Maxima]] was also passionately attracted to {{Franchise/Superman}} because he is one of the only men in the universe who is as strong as she is and hence, a desirable father to her children. Pity that Supes doesn't give a crap because she [[WomanScorned didn't take it gracefully]]. At other times, she's hit on Comicbook/CaptainAtom and Amazing Man, who are also pretty tough.

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* [[Characters/SupermanRoguesGallery Maxima]] was also passionately attracted to {{Franchise/Superman}} because he is one of the only men in the universe who is as strong as she is and hence, a desirable father to her children. Pity that Supes doesn't give a crap because she [[WomanScorned didn't take it gracefully]]. At other times, she's hit on Comicbook/CaptainAtom and Amazing Man, who are also pretty tough.tough, and even ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', which suggests that she's drawn to strong people, regardless sex.
* Subverted in ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl''. ''Comicbook/TheJoker'' bulks himself up, hoping that ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' will be seduced by his muscular physique. It turns out that she still despises him.
3rd Jul '16 8:41:54 AM TheNicestGuy
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* Season 6 of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' has a side arc involving series regular Brock Samson falling for a heroine named Warriana, who is an obvious parody of Franchise/WonderWoman. Although they start by [[LoveAtFirstPunch antagonizing one another]], and Warriana then has to get over some [[NotStayingForBreakfast weirdness]] after they do hook up, in the end she is completely protective of "her man"—out of the entire series, probably the character ''least'' in need of protection. For bonus points, Warriana is a literal Amazon (to the point of having only one breast), and she tends to calls Brock "Hercules".
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