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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.
16th Nov '16 9:31:47 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Maya, Shigeru and Aoba are NERV's BridgeBunnies. In chapter 4 they are seen performing MissionControl when Ramiel arrives at Tokyo-3.
16th Nov '16 9:26:55 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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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.

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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': NERV has several bridge technicians. In episode 2, Asuka reflects ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'' adds [[OriginalCharacter Haruna Ieil]] to the usual rooster of Maya, Hyūga, and Aoba. She is mainly there to function as NewMeat, as she reacts with panic and/or horror to situations surrendering Evangelion and Angel combat 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 more experienced main trio has gotten rather desensitized to.
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]].
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