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18th Sep '17 6:02:31 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Anime/DogDays'', BadassPrincess Leonmitchelli of the Galette Dominion accepts marriage proposals once a year, only giving serious consideration to men who can beat her in a one-on-one fight (Note that means that defeating her is only step ''one''. You still have to get her the old-fashioned way afterwards). Since Leo has proven to be pretty much unstoppable in past seasons, this goes about as well as you'd expect. Indeed, the day is kind of a national holiday, where the people of the nation have a fair and enjoy watching their princess beat the crap out of several men for half a day.

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* In ''Anime/DogDays'', BadassPrincess Princess Leonmitchelli of the Galette Dominion accepts marriage proposals once a year, only giving serious consideration to men who can beat her in a one-on-one fight (Note that means that defeating her is only step ''one''. You still have to get her the old-fashioned way afterwards). Since Leo has proven to be pretty much unstoppable in past seasons, this goes about as well as you'd expect. Indeed, the day is kind of a national holiday, where the people of the nation have a fair and enjoy watching their princess beat the crap out of several men for half a day.
11th Sep '17 10:55:04 PM CharlesPhipps
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** In a ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' story where ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} [[WolverinePublicity became lost in time and wound up in Hyboria]] at the same time this story took place, Wolverine was able to beat Sonja in battle and went on to become King of Aquilonia instead of Conan, with Sonja as his queen. [[note]] Wolverine's not thrilled with the initial situation. After he beats Sonja, she gives up and waits to be raped. Wolverine walks away, telling her "Sorry, darlin', that ain't my style." She's both perplexed and [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe slightly insulted]] so she follows him. (Apparently, she had never considered the possibility that her eventual defeat would come at the hands of someone who wasn't interested.) It's only after their next meeting that he warms up to her. (''ComicBook/WhatIf'' take place in AlternateTimeline settings, and as such, the characters and situations in these settings are different than those in the mainstream Marvel Universe. The "real" Red Sonja may not have reacted this way.) [[/note]]

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** In a ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' story where ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} [[WolverinePublicity became lost in time and wound up in Hyboria]] at the same time this story took place, Wolverine was able to beat Sonja in battle and went on to become King of Aquilonia instead of Conan, with Sonja as his queen. [[note]] Wolverine's not thrilled with the initial situation. After he beats Sonja, she gives up and waits to be raped. Wolverine walks away, telling her "Sorry, darlin', that ain't my style." She's both perplexed and [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe slightly insulted]] so she follows him. (Apparently, she had never considered the possibility that her eventual defeat would come at the hands of someone who wasn't interested.) It's only after their next meeting that he warms up to her. (''ComicBook/WhatIf'' take place in AlternateTimeline settings, and as such, the characters and situations in these settings are different than those in the mainstream Marvel Universe. The "real" Red Sonja may not have reacted this way.) [[/note]][[/note]] Mind you, while a barbarian in the Modern Era, Wolverine is the equivalent of LawfulGood for the Hyborian Age with remarkably enlightened attitudes toward women.
10th Sep '17 1:26:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''Theater/AnnieGetYourGun'', in which Annie throws a shooting contest to bed her LoveInterest because NoGuyWantsAnAmazon.

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* ''Theater/AnnieGetYourGun'', ''Theatre/AnnieGetYourGun'', in which Annie throws a shooting contest to bed her LoveInterest because NoGuyWantsAnAmazon.
1st Aug '17 4:54:55 PM krimzonflygon2
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* ''Film/RedSonja'': Sonja makes this declaration, and the film ends with [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Kalidor]] fighting her for a chance to get in her pants. (As the page quote shows, he formerly claimed the condition was stupid.)

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* ''Film/RedSonja'': Sonja makes this declaration, and the film ends with [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Kalidor]] fighting her for a chance to get in her pants. (As the page quote shows, he formerly claimed the condition was stupid.)) The duel ends with no clear winner and both completely worn out, yet looking oddly satisfied.
24th Jul '17 11:14:47 AM Gamermaster
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* In ''Anime/DogDays'', BadassPrincess Leonmitchelli of the Galette Dominion accepts marriage proposals once a year, only giving serious consideration to men who can beat her in a one-on-one fight(Note that means that defeating her is only step ''one''. You still have to get her the old-fashioned way afterwards). Since Leo has proven to be pretty much unstoppable in past seasons, this goes about as well as you'd expect. Indeed, the day is kind of a national holiday, where the people of the nation have a fair and enjoy watching their princess beat the crap out of several men for half a day.

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* In ''Anime/DogDays'', BadassPrincess Leonmitchelli of the Galette Dominion accepts marriage proposals once a year, only giving serious consideration to men who can beat her in a one-on-one fight(Note fight (Note that means that defeating her is only step ''one''. You still have to get her the old-fashioned way afterwards). Since Leo has proven to be pretty much unstoppable in past seasons, this goes about as well as you'd expect. Indeed, the day is kind of a national holiday, where the people of the nation have a fair and enjoy watching their princess beat the crap out of several men for half a day.
20th Jul '17 9:46:17 AM otemple700
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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'': Sona's type of man is someone who can use their brain the way she can. She was once engaged, but when her fiancé failed to beat her in chess she dumped him right then and there.
10th Jun '17 7:59:33 PM Omeganian
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* In ''Incubus'' (a NSFW Harem Fic), Fleur promises Harry he will get to have her if he wins a dueling tournament. The final match is between the two of them, an Harry almost loses before remembering that [[spoiler:being the titular creature, he has the instinct to know how to get any girl laid... including when defeating her is a requirement.]]
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8th Jun '17 6:41:07 PM Willbyr
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This trope describes a situation where a woman can or will fall in love only with a man who can conquer her. Her defeat may take place in actual physical combat (this obviously only applies to warrior women), or in any skill or recreational endeavor that the woman is skilled at and takes so [[SeriousBusiness seriously]] that she bases her dating decisions on it, or in a metaphorical sort of battle -- giving way once she meets a man who can take charge and show her that he is the one who is making the decisions. In either case, once she is defeated by a man in this capacity, she will surrender her heart and/or body to him.

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This trope describes a situation where a woman can or will fall in love only with a man who can conquer her. Her defeat may take place in actual physical combat (this obviously only applies to warrior women), or in any skill or recreational endeavor that the woman is skilled at and takes so [[SeriousBusiness seriously]] {{serious|Business}}ly that she bases her dating decisions on it, or in a metaphorical sort of battle -- giving way once she meets a man who can take charge and show her that he is the one who is making the decisions. In either case, once she is defeated by a man in this capacity, she will surrender her heart and/or body to him.






** Shampoo and the rest of her Amazon tribe. If an outsider male defeats a female amazon, then she has to marry him (the outsider male has no say in the matter).

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** Shampoo and the rest of her Amazon tribe. If an outsider male defeats a female amazon, Amazon, then she has to marry him (the outsider male has no say in the matter).



* The ''former'' Trope Namer here is ''ComicBook/RedSonja'', originally(-ish) from the ''ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian'' comics. Red Sonja lived with her family in a humble house in the Western Hyrkanian steppes (modern Ukraine/Russia). When she had just turned 17 years old, a group of mercenaries killed her family and burned down their house. Sonja survived but she had been raped by the leader of the group, leaving her in shame. Answering her cry for revenge, the red goddess Scathach appeared to her, and instilled in her incredible skill in the handling of swords and other weapons on the condition that she would never lie with a man unless he defeated her in fair combat. Creator/PeterDavid commented that [[FridgeHorror this essentially means that the only man she can ever love is one capable of replicating the most traumatic experience of her life.]]

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* The ''former'' Trope Namer here is ''ComicBook/RedSonja'', originally(-ish) from the ''ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian'' comics. Red Sonja lived with her family in a humble house in the Western Hyrkanian steppes (modern Ukraine/Russia). When she had just turned 17 years old, a group of mercenaries killed her family and burned down their house. Sonja survived but she had been raped by the leader of the group, leaving her in shame. Answering her cry for revenge, the red goddess Scathach appeared to her, and instilled in her incredible skill in the handling of swords and other weapons on the condition that she would never lie with a man unless he defeated her in fair combat. Creator/PeterDavid commented that [[FridgeHorror this essentially means that the only man she can ever love is one capable of replicating the most traumatic experience of her life.]]life]].


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* Parodied in [[http://oglaf.com/savage-sleep/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' strip, in which Tall Sonja not only won't sleep with anyone that hasn't beaten her, she won't sleep in a bed that hasn't beaten her...so she collapses from exhaustion.
22nd May '17 12:42:02 AM foxley
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* In the novel ''Mercenary'', part of Piers Anthony's "Bio of a Space Tyrant" series, in order to form an alliance with Space Pirates, Hope Hubris, the Navy Commander, must wed Rue, the daughter of the Pirate leader. However, being pirates, the "marriage ceremony" consists of the "groom" kidnapping and "having [his] way with" the perspective bride. While this is usually done in a "ceremonious" manner (since the marriage partners are the ones often wanting the union), the daughter in this case had already killed three earlier suitors. She took it literally. Luckily, Hope wins in the end.

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* In the novel ''Mercenary'', part of Piers Anthony's "Bio Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Bio of a Space Tyrant" Tyrant'' series, in order to form an alliance with Space Pirates, Hope Hubris, the Navy Commander, must wed Rue, the daughter of the Pirate leader. However, being pirates, the "marriage ceremony" consists of the "groom" kidnapping and "having [his] way with" the perspective bride. While this is usually done in a "ceremonious" manner (since the marriage partners are the ones often wanting the union), the daughter in this case had already killed three earlier suitors. She took it literally. Luckily, Hope wins in the end.
21st May '17 8:03:26 PM shawn_allen
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* In the novel ''Mercenary'', part of Piers Anthony's "Bio of a Space Tyrant" series, in order to form an alliance with Space Pirates, Hope Hubris, the Navy Commander, must wed Rue, the daughter of the Pirate leader. However, being pirates, the "marriage ceremony" consists of the "groom" kidnapping and "having [his] way with" the perspective bride. While this is usually done in a "ceremonious" manner (since the marriage partners are the ones often wanting the union), the daughter in this case had already killed three earlier suitors. She took it literally. Luckily, Hope wins in the end.
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