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21st Jul '17 3:39:15 PM JackG
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "The Day Of The Daleks", future-Earth is run by a male Controller. All the technicians who report to him appear to be blonde young women.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "The Day Of The Daleks", future-Earth is run by a male Controller. All the technicians who report to him appear to be blonde young women. Given that he's TheQuisling in a VichyEarth, this may well be a [[BetterLivingThroughEvil perk of the job]].
19th Jul '17 5:54:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission'', you don't start with a base, so one chapter is spent taking someone else's base. When you find that it doesn't come with a Bridge Bunny, the next chapter is spent doing the most logical thing - taking someone else's.

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* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
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In ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission'', you don't start with a base, so one chapter is spent taking someone else's base. When you find that it doesn't come with a Bridge Bunny, the next chapter is spent doing the most logical thing - taking someone else's.



* The Resistance Base has a pair in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''; the Guardians' airship base has a full trio in ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''.

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* ** The Resistance Base has a pair in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''; the Guardians' airship base has a full trio in ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''.
19th Jul '17 5:52:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': Shepard's yeoman Kelly Chambers is a Bridge Bunny. She is a [[BiTheWay Bisexual]] [[ExtremeOmnisexual omnisexual]] [[SignificantGreeneyedRedhead greeneyed redhead]]. Her secondary duty is as the crew's psychological counselor, and as she puts it, a little passion makes people open up to you.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': Shepard's yeoman Kelly Chambers is a Bridge Bunny. She is a [[BiTheWay Bisexual]] [[ExtremeOmnisexual omnisexual]] [[SignificantGreeneyedRedhead greeneyed redhead]]. Her secondary duty is as the crew's psychological counselor, and as she puts it, a little passion makes people open up to you.
28th Apr '17 9:00:07 AM BlackSunNocturne
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* Averted for the most part in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': many duties are taken over by servitors (lobotomized humans that can run preprogrammed operations), and Space Marine ships crews are AlwaysMale. Rogue Traders and Inquisitors, however, have a broader diversity of staff.

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* Averted for the most part in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': many duties are taken over by servitors (lobotomized humans that can run preprogrammed operations), and Space Marine ships crews are AlwaysMale.AlwaysMale[[note]]Note, this says crew. The captain of the World Eaters' flagship, ''Conqueror'' during the Horus Heresy was a female named Lotara Sarin for example[[/note]]. Rogue Traders and Inquisitors, however, have a broader diversity of staff.
25th Mar '17 10:32:31 PM MagnusForce
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* Almost every incarnation of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has used this trope beginning with the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'''s Akiko Fuji. The series have her as [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the sole female member]] who usually stays behind at base (sometimes with the team captain) while the MonsterOfTheWeek is out and about. Later series play with it a little, adding a male communications expert in place of or alongside the Bridge Bunny, as well as the introduction of more ActionGirl-oriented characters to supplement the Bridge Bunny and avoid the SmurfettePrinciple.
18th Mar '17 8:13:10 AM erforce
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* Likewise in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' parody ''[[WebOriginal/StarWreck Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning]]'', where the primary job of the helmswoman is to look darn good and make fun of the Captain/Emperor. The extras at the back of the bridge are also all female (and all in high heels).
* ''Film/StarTrek'': Despite having been a clear Bridge Bunny in the original TV series (and subsequent movies), Uhura in the 2009 reboot of ''Star Trek'' is portrayed as smart, competent, and an aversion to this trope.

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* Likewise in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' parody ''[[WebOriginal/StarWreck Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning]]'', ''Film/StarWreckInThePirkinning'', where the primary job of the helmswoman is to look darn good and make fun of the Captain/Emperor. The extras at the back of the bridge are also all female (and all in high heels).
* ''Film/StarTrek'': Despite having been a clear Bridge Bunny in the original TV series (and subsequent movies), Uhura in the 2009 reboot of ''Star Trek'' ''Film/StarTrek'' is portrayed as smart, competent, and an aversion to this trope.
15th Mar '17 1:39:46 PM Doug86
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Less common in Western shows these days, where bridge personnel are more likely to be competent professional officers of ''both'' sexes. Women on the bridge aren't necessarily Bridge Bunnies ''per se'', nor are junior officers doing menial jobs... but [[ImprobablyFemaleCast a bridge]] ''[[ImprobablyFemaleCast full]]'' [[ImprobablyFemaleCast of young, pretty female junior officers, and on which all of the senior officers with real authority are male]], is a textbook example of the trope (compare OfficeLady). Go back far enough, and most western shows will completely lack any sort of female bridge personnel (their inclusion was considered very radical in the original ''StarTrek'') with the understanding of naval warships being an inherently manly profession (look at any major warship on either side of the the classic ''StarWars'' films).

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Less common in Western shows these days, where bridge personnel are more likely to be competent professional officers of ''both'' sexes. Women on the bridge aren't necessarily Bridge Bunnies ''per se'', nor are junior officers doing menial jobs... but [[ImprobablyFemaleCast a bridge]] ''[[ImprobablyFemaleCast full]]'' [[ImprobablyFemaleCast of young, pretty female junior officers, and on which all of the senior officers with real authority are male]], is a textbook example of the trope (compare OfficeLady). Go back far enough, and most western shows will completely lack any sort of female bridge personnel (their inclusion was considered very radical in the original ''StarTrek'') ''Franchise/StarTrek'') with the understanding of naval warships being an inherently manly profession (look at any major warship on either side of the the classic ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' films).



* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' - Tedd decides not to play VideoGame/StarTrekOnline since he can't have a crew of [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp/?date=2010-02-05 bridge squirrels]].

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' - Tedd decides not to play VideoGame/StarTrekOnline ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' since he can't have a crew of [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp/?date=2010-02-05 bridge squirrels]].



* L'Etranger from ''MaxSteel'' has his submarine, the Akina, staffed solely by female SIRENS in full-body (yet form-fitting) armor and helmets.

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* L'Etranger from ''MaxSteel'' ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel'' has his submarine, the Akina, staffed solely by female SIRENS in full-body (yet form-fitting) armor and helmets.



* [[LRonHubbard Lafayette Ron Hubbard]] managed to take this to levels reached in few fictional examples: While living as a self-styled Commodore on the "Royal Scotsman", the flag ship of his [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Org fleet]], he had a [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Commodore's Messenger Organization]] (read: errand kids) tasked with duties like lighting his cigarettes, dressing him and repeating his orders to members of the crew. They were mostly young girls dressed in hot pants and halter tops.

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* [[LRonHubbard [[Creator/LRonHubbard Lafayette Ron Hubbard]] managed to take this to levels reached in few fictional examples: While living as a self-styled Commodore on the "Royal Scotsman", the flag ship of his [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Org fleet]], he had a [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Commodore's Messenger Organization]] (read: errand kids) tasked with duties like lighting his cigarettes, dressing him and repeating his orders to members of the crew. They were mostly young girls dressed in hot pants and halter tops.
11th Dec '16 3:14:04 PM BoyNinja
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has the Teiwaz group being an ''entire'' legion of these led by the only male leader Naze...[[ReallyGetsAround and they're all]] ''[[BalancedHarem his wives]]''. Note that they all wear visible bras under their otherwise normal uniforms and they like to put on makeup or fix their nails while on-duty.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has the Teiwaz group - the Turbines - being an ''entire'' legion of these led by the only male leader Naze...[[ReallyGetsAround and they're all]] ''[[BalancedHarem his wives]]''. Note that they all wear visible bras under their otherwise normal uniforms and they like to put on makeup or fix their nails while on-duty.
21st Nov '16 1:50:22 PM LizzieB
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* L. Ron Hubbard managed to take this to levels reached in few fictional examples: While living as a self-styled Commodore on the "Royal Scotsman", the flag ship of his [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Org fleet]], he had a Commodore's Messenger Organization (or: the Commodore's errant runners) tasked with duties like lighting his cigarettes, [[Squick dressing him]] and repeating his orders to members of the crew. They were mostly young girls dressed in hot pants and halter tops.

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* L. [[LRonHubbard Lafayette Ron Hubbard Hubbard]] managed to take this to levels reached in few fictional examples: While living as a self-styled Commodore on the "Royal Scotsman", the flag ship of his [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Org fleet]], he had a [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Commodore's Messenger Organization (or: the Commodore's errant runners) Organization]] (read: errand kids) tasked with duties like lighting his cigarettes, [[Squick dressing him]] him and repeating his orders to members of the crew. They were mostly young girls dressed in hot pants and halter tops. tops.
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21st Nov '16 1:32:37 PM LizzieB
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* L. Ron Hubbard managed to take this to levels reached in few fictional examples: While living as a self-styled Commodore on the "Royal Scotsman", the flag ship of his [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Org fleet]], he had a Commodore's Messenger Organization (or: the Commodore's errant runners) tasked with duties like lighting his cigarettes, [[Squick dressing him]] and repeating his orders to members of the crew. They were mostly young girls dressed in hot pants and halter tops.
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