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23rd May '17 10:07:29 PM CnHGirl
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* Many women lauded for their combat prowess throughout history would reportedly refuse to take a husband unless the husband could beat her at her preferred combat style/weapon proficiency.

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* Many women lauded for their combat prowess throughout history would reportedly refuse to take a husband unless the husband could beat her at her preferred combat style/weapon proficiency.
proficiency, invoking a variation of this trope.
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23rd May '17 10:06:53 PM CnHGirl
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* Many women lauded for their combat prowess throughout history would reportedly refuse to take a husband unless the husband could beat her at her preferred combat style/weapon proficiency.
17th May '17 3:12:37 PM paycheckgurl
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* In ''Film/TheLovesOfHercules '' Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, wants a piece of Hercules so badly so was willing to change her appearance to look like his love interest Deianera, despite that she apparently believes the loss of features to be the greatest price any woman can pay. But apparently "Hercules is worth it". Although also worth noting she was probably going to turn him to tree once she was bored with him...
14th May '17 5:01:09 PM jormis29
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* One of the stories in Creator/PhilFoglio's ''XXXenophile'' series involves an amazon who ''can't'' bed anyone but a warrior who bests her, and who is constantly driven to challenge men. The story culminates (ahem) when a man bests her ''at chess''. (The gods backing the man and the woman are, respectively, inordinately pleased and incredibly annoyed).

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* One of the stories in Creator/PhilFoglio's ''XXXenophile'' ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'' series involves an amazon who ''can't'' bed anyone but a warrior who bests her, and who is constantly driven to challenge men. The story culminates (ahem) when a man bests her ''at chess''. (The gods backing the man and the woman are, respectively, inordinately pleased and incredibly annoyed).
7th May '17 2:06:01 PM MagBas
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It packs a double 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.
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.
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