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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.
4th May '16 7:27:06 AM SAMAS
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** Kim, Shammy, and Vanessa from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' are the {{Trope Namer}}s.

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** Kim, Shammy, and Vanessa (along with Misa and Claudia) from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' are the {{Trope Namer}}s.



** The American-created sequel film to ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', ''The Sentinels'', genderflips this trope by having the Commanding officer of the SDF-3, Admiral Lisa Hayes-Hunter, select a trio of handsome ''men'' to fill the same roles on her bridge.

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** The American-created sequel film to ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', ''The Sentinels'', genderflips this trope by having the Commanding officer of the SDF-3, SDF-3(and former Bridge Bunny), Admiral Lisa Hayes-Hunter, select a trio of handsome ''men'' to fill the same roles on her bridge.
25th Apr '16 8:18:35 PM JackG
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* ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' had Bridge Bunnies who were downright ''Playboy Bunnies.'' They were wearing singlets and everything. (Granted, some other bridge staff wore actual uniforms, but still...)



* ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' had Bridge Bunnies who were downright ''Playboy Bunnies.'' They were wearing singlets and everything. (Granted, some other bridge staff wore actual uniforms, but still...)
25th Apr '16 8:17:20 PM JackG
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* MissionControl in the ill-fated 70's sitcom ''Come Back Mrs Noah'', is populated by {{Stuffy Brit}}s wearing ties and beautiful women wearing SpaceClothes that reveal their cleavage.
20th Apr '16 1:27:24 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' / ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''
** Kim, Shammy, and Vanessa are the {{Trope Namer}}s.
*** The novels by Jack [=McKinney=] have Kim, Shammy, and Vanessa [[AscendedMeme affectionately referred to as]] "the Bridge Bunnies" by the rest of the crew. The snarkier ones who dared used the nickname, "Gloval's Harem," learned very quickly from Claudia to ''never'' say that to their faces.
** ''Anime/MacrossII'', a sequel to ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' made without the original creators, included three young female mecha pilots (Natasha, Saori, and Amy) who fufilled a similar function.
** Sally and Miho from ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}''

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** Kim, Shammy, and Vanessa from
''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' / ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''
** Kim, Shammy, and Vanessa
are the {{Trope Namer}}s.
*** The novels by Jack [=McKinney=] have Kim, Shammy, and Vanessa [[AscendedMeme affectionately referred to as]] "the Bridge Bunnies" by the rest of the crew. The snarkier ones who dared used the nickname, "Gloval's Harem," learned very quickly from Claudia to ''never'' say that to their faces.
Namer}}s.
*** The ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' novels by Jack [=McKinney=] have Kim, Shammy, and Vanessa [[AscendedMeme affectionately referred to as]] "the Bridge Bunnies" by the rest of the crew. The snarkier ones who dared used the nickname "Gloval's Harem" learned very quickly from Claudia to ''never'' say that to their faces.
** ''Anime/MacrossII'', a sequel to ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' made without the original creators, included three young female mecha pilots (Natasha, Saori, and Amy) who fufilled fulfilled a similar function.
** Sally and Miho from ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}''7}}''.



** Another set of 3 bunnies is present in ''Anime/MacrossDelta''.

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** Another set of 3 three bunnies is present in ''Anime/MacrossDelta''.
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