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18th Sep '16 10:26:13 PM Synthesis
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has Maya Ibuki, Makoto Hyuga, and Shigeru Aoba. There are a bunch of others as well, but none are given names, distinctive character designs, or personalities.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has Maya Ibuki, Makoto Hyuga, and Shigeru Aoba. There are a bunch of others as well, but none are given names, distinctive character designs, or personalities. Technically a subversion--Maya is the lone female bridge bunny of note, and the remainder are evenly distributed between the sexes.
18th Sep '16 10:21:43 PM Synthesis
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* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' surprisingly had this in TheMovie, with Peorth having three subordinates in overseeing the Yggdrasil system: Ere, Ex, and Chrono.

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* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' surprisingly had this in TheMovie, with Peorth having three subordinates in overseeing the Yggdrasil system: Ere, Ex, and Chrono. It's worth noting that, excluding their unseen boss, ''all'' professional employees of Heaven's Headquarters [[ImprobablyFemaleCast are women]], excluding ceremonial (and menial) guards who're posted outdoors.



** There is a line of mass-produced female Bridge Bunny androids. Different organisations use different models, but every bunny-bot in the organisation is identical - Section 9 have brunette androids in pink blazers, and the army seem to use models with short black hair and glasses. Not only can they man the control centre, they also come in handy when in one episode, two are used as [[DistractedByTheSexy sexy twins to distract the guards]].

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** There is a line of mass-produced female Bridge Bunny androids. Different organisations use different models, but every bunny-bot in the organisation is identical - Section 9 have brunette androids in pink red blazers, and the army seem to use models with short black hair and glasses. Not only can they man the control centre, they also come in handy when in one episode, two are used as [[DistractedByTheSexy sexy twins to distract the guards]].
16th Aug '16 4:30:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* The PastDoctorAdventures novel ''The Indestructible Man'' by Simon Messingham is a deconstruction of Gerry Anderson's work, including ''Series/{{UFO}}''. The bridge bunnies of SILHOET (an expy of SHADO) are the daughters of the rich and powerful -- women who'd normally be models, actresses or trophy wives, but as much of Earth is a dystopia, SILHOET gives them a secure position in an influential organisation to curry favour with their parents.

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* The PastDoctorAdventures Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''The Indestructible Man'' by Simon Messingham is a deconstruction of Gerry Anderson's work, including ''Series/{{UFO}}''. The bridge bunnies of SILHOET (an expy of SHADO) are the daughters of the rich and powerful -- women who'd normally be models, actresses or trophy wives, but as much of Earth is a dystopia, SILHOET gives them a secure position in an influential organisation to curry favour with their parents.
31st Jul '16 12:55:22 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.
13th Jul '16 11:07:57 AM Willbyr
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* Belvedere Coco, Celtic Midori, and Amarone Slantheav from ''{{Vandread}}''. Subverted to a certain extent, because the only male on the bridge is the ship's navigator. In a further subversion, most of the female bridge crew are wearing relatively conservative outfits (one is pregnant, one dresses in a full-body bear outfit, and the captain is an old woman), whilst the ''guy'' is obliged to be naked in quite a number of scenes. Finally, [[spoiler:the most scantily-clad woman on the bridge is later revealed to be a man in drag.]]

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* Belvedere Coco, Celtic Midori, and Amarone Slantheav from ''{{Vandread}}''.''Anime/{{Vandread}}''. Subverted to a certain extent, because the only male on the bridge is the ship's navigator. In a further subversion, most of the female bridge crew are wearing relatively conservative outfits (one is pregnant, one dresses in a full-body bear outfit, and the captain is an old woman), whilst the ''guy'' is obliged to be naked in quite a number of scenes. Finally, [[spoiler:the most scantily-clad woman on the bridge is later revealed to be a man in drag.]]
18th Jun '16 1:21:42 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* Most of Kaiba's monitoring staff during the Battle City tournament and Kaiba Corp Grand Prix arcs (and they All. Looked. The. Same. Except for their HairColors). Hilariously lampshaded in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':

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* Most of Kaiba's monitoring staff during the Battle City tournament and Kaiba Corp Grand Prix arcs (and they All. Looked. The. Same. Except ''all'' look the same except for their HairColors). Hilariously lampshaded in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':



* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' the Black Knights get three Bridge Bunnies named Futaba, Hinata and Minase in the second season.

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' the Black Knights get three Bridge Bunnies named Futaba, Hinata and Minase in the second season.
13th Jun '16 6:21:09 PM Synthesis
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Someone other than TheCaptain needs to actually ''run'' the CoolStarship, which is where the Bridge Bunnies come in. They're a few young, attractive twentysomething women (see OfficeLady) who practically live on TheBridge, and deal with [[CommunicationsOfficer opening hailing frequencies]], giving orders to the pilots of the HumongousMecha squadrons, reporting that the ReadingsAreOffTheScale, activating the AppliedPhlebotinum, [[Film/GalaxyQuest repeating whatever the computer is saying]], warning of {{Negative Space Wedgie}}s, and the like. A staple of Japanese {{anime}} shows that feature large capital ships.

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Someone other than TheCaptain needs to actually ''run'' the CoolStarship, which is where the Bridge Bunnies come in. They're a few young, attractive twentysomething women (see OfficeLady) who practically live on TheBridge, and deal with [[CommunicationsOfficer opening hailing frequencies]], giving orders to the pilots of the HumongousMecha squadrons, reporting that the ReadingsAreOffTheScale, activating the AppliedPhlebotinum, [[Film/GalaxyQuest repeating whatever the computer is saying]], warning of {{Negative Space Wedgie}}s, and the like. A staple of Japanese {{anime}} shows that feature large capital ships.
ships--technically, said shows will usually include male personnel on the bridge, but the bunnies are much more likely to get names (and fans), unless said others are genuine characters and not scenery (as mentioned below).
13th Jun '16 6:09:49 PM Synthesis
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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).

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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).
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).
7th May '16 12:39:37 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': NERV has several bridge technicians. In episode 2, Asuka reflects that she never got to know any of them.
-->There were several technicians working on bulky machines on the catwalk in front of her, doing what she didn't care to know. She had never bothered acknowledging them and other than the so-called Bridge Bunnies she couldn't address any of them by name if she wanted to.
4th May '16 7:30:01 AM SAMAS
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Off duty, they're frequently romantically [[PairTheSpares paired with minor characters]], or can be the GirlOfTheWeek. They're invariably female, although a token male junior bridge officer may be sufficiently intimidated by them to serve as [[PluckyComicRelief Comic Relief]]. Token males in this position will also likely be [[HoYay swinging their bat the other way]], unless someone else on the crew fills that role.

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Off duty, they're frequently romantically [[PairTheSpares paired with minor characters]], or can be the GirlOfTheWeek. They're invariably female, although a token male junior bridge officer may be sufficiently intimidated by them to serve as [[PluckyComicRelief Comic Relief]]. Token males in this position will also likely be [[HoYay swinging their bat the other way]], unless someone else on the crew fills that role.
role. Depending on the protagonist's role on the ship, ThoseTwoGuys may also work on the bridge with the Bunnies.
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