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* Martha in ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' is a subversion, as is Ermengarde for the LipstickLesbian. They are deliberately set up to resemble these stock characters, and they're often seen together. There ''are'' two lesbians in the team, but it isn't them.
* Haruka Tenoh in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', as compared to her 'femme' girlfriend Michiru. This is significantly played up in the 90s anime, where she is only rarely depicted in women's clothes, while in the manga she is occasionally shown in dresses (and in the final series is forced to wear a girl's uniform when she switches schools).
* A butch/femme lesbian couple is seen in a chapter of ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors Tokyo''. One mentions to Count D that while their union isn't legally binding, "I'm her husband and she is my wife". The couple laments their inability to have children, but [[spoiler: at the end of the chapter one of the women is seen pregnant, having eaten a cake made with eggs that cause pregnancies.]] It's not explained how [[spoiler: the pregnant woman]] is going to explain her condition to her partner...
* ''Manga/OniisamaE'':
** Rei Asaka/Hana No Saint Juste is this trope played straight. Nanako is her [[LipstickLesbian femme]] counterpart.
** Kaoru No Kimi looks very butch, but subverts this trope.
* Amane Ohtori in ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic''. EvenTheGirlsWantHer. Kaname Kenjo, her evil counterpart, is similar. Do note, however, they look VERY feminine (Kaname especially) when not dressed up in an androgynous manner, with Amane more or less crossing into {{Bifauxnen}} territory.
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'':
** Subverted with the [[KissingCousins very close cousins]] Rei and Yoshino. Rei looks like the typical Butch, so an outsider like Yumi believes that it's Rei who's wearing the trousers in the relationship. Soon she finds out that she couldn't be more wrong.
** Sei's design, especially in the manga, is similar to a stereotypical butch. It's even more so after she graduates, when she cuts her hair very short and starts wearing pants instead of the school uniform skirt.

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* Martha in ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' Ymir from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', is a subversion, as is Ermengarde for the LipstickLesbian. They are deliberately set up to resemble these stock characters, and they're often seen together. There ''are'' two lesbians in the team, but it isn't them.
* Haruka Tenoh in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', as compared to her 'femme' girlfriend Michiru. This is significantly played up in the 90s anime, where she is only rarely depicted in women's clothes, while in the manga she is occasionally shown in dresses (and in the final series is forced to wear a girl's uniform when she switches schools).
* A butch/femme lesbian couple is seen in a chapter of ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors Tokyo''. One mentions to Count D that while their union isn't legally binding, "I'm her husband and she is my wife". The couple laments their inability to have children, but [[spoiler: at the end of the chapter
one of the women is seen pregnant, having eaten tallest characters and has a cake made with eggs that cause pregnancies.]] It's not explained how [[spoiler: the pregnant woman]] is going to explain lean, muscular build. This results in some fans confusing her condition to her partner...
* ''Manga/OniisamaE'':
** Rei Asaka/Hana No Saint Juste is this trope played straight. Nanako is her [[LipstickLesbian femme]] counterpart.
** Kaoru No Kimi looks very butch, but subverts this trope.
* Amane Ohtori in ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic''. EvenTheGirlsWantHer. Kaname Kenjo, her evil counterpart, is similar. Do note, however, they look VERY feminine (Kaname especially) when not dressed up in
for an androgynous manner, with Amane more or less crossing into {{Bifauxnen}} territory.
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'':
** Subverted with the [[KissingCousins very close cousins]] Rei and Yoshino. Rei looks like the typical Butch, so an outsider like Yumi believes that it's Rei who's wearing the trousers in the relationship. Soon she finds out that she couldn't be more wrong.
** Sei's design,
attractive male at first, especially in the manga, is similar to a stereotypical butch. It's even more so after since she graduates, wears a tunic and trousers when out of uniform. While she cuts wears her shoulder-length hair very short in a ponytail with a decorative clip, she's noted for her abrasive and starts wearing pants instead crude personality, as well as her masculine way of the school uniform skirt.speaking. [[AmbiguouslyBi Reiner]] refers to her as a woman that doesn't look interested in men, something she readily agrees with. Her LoveInterest, [[AmbiguouslyGay Krista]], is petite and exceptionally feminine in comparison.
* Lynn Lambretta of ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'', a rare example of a butch lesbian who is still portrayed as attractive and feminine. She does end up paired with [[spoiler:Jenny Doolittle]], a LipstickLesbian.



* Lynn Lambretta of ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'', a rare example of a butch lesbian who is still portrayed as attractive and feminine. She does end up paired with [[spoiler:Jenny Doolittle]], a LipstickLesbian.
* Hiraga Gennai in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}'', to the point that many people think that she's a man on first meeting her.
* Ymir from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', is one of the tallest characters and has a lean, muscular build. This results in some fans confusing her for an attractive male at first, especially since she wears a tunic and trousers when out of uniform. While she wears her shoulder-length hair in a ponytail with a decorative clip, she's noted for her abrasive and crude personality, as well as her masculine way of speaking. [[AmbiguouslyBi Reiner]] refers to her as a woman that doesn't look interested in men, something she readily agrees with. Her LoveInterest, [[AmbiguouslyGay Krista]], is petite and exceptionally feminine in comparison.



* The tomboyish leader of the basketball team has a crush on Hibari in ''Manga/StopHibariKun'' and is {{tsundere}} towards her.



* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'':
** Subverted with the [[KissingCousins very close cousins]] Rei and Yoshino. Rei looks like the typical Butch, so an outsider like Yumi believes that it's Rei who's wearing the trousers in the relationship. Soon she finds out that she couldn't be more wrong.
** Sei's design, especially in the manga, is similar to a stereotypical butch. It's even more so after she graduates, when she cuts her hair very short and starts wearing pants instead of the school uniform skirt.
* ''Manga/OniisamaE'':
** Rei Asaka/Hana No Saint Juste is this trope played straight. Nanako is her [[LipstickLesbian femme]] counterpart.
** Kaoru No Kimi looks very butch, but subverts this trope.
* Hiraga Gennai in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}'', to the point that many people think that she's a man on first meeting her.
* A butch/femme lesbian couple is seen in a chapter of ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors Tokyo''. One mentions to Count D that while their union isn't legally binding, "I'm her husband and she is my wife". The couple laments their inability to have children, but [[spoiler: at the end of the chapter one of the women is seen pregnant, having eaten a cake made with eggs that cause pregnancies.]] It's not explained how [[spoiler: the pregnant woman]] is going to explain her condition to her partner...
* Haruka Tenoh in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', as compared to her 'femme' girlfriend Michiru. This is significantly played up in the 90s anime, where she is only rarely depicted in women's clothes, while in the manga she is occasionally shown in dresses (and in the final series is forced to wear a girl's uniform when she switches schools).
* The tomboyish leader of the basketball team has a crush on Hibari in ''Manga/StopHibariKun'' and is {{tsundere}} towards her.
* Martha in ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' is a subversion, as is Ermengarde for the LipstickLesbian. They are deliberately set up to resemble these stock characters, and they're often seen together. There ''are'' two lesbians in the team, but it isn't them.
* Amane Ohtori in ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic''. EvenTheGirlsWantHer. Kaname Kenjo, her evil counterpart, is similar. Do note, however, they look VERY feminine (Kaname especially) when not dressed up in an androgynous manner, with Amane more or less crossing into {{Bifauxnen}} territory.



* ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' has a character called [[PunnyName Millie Tant]], a [[StrawFeminist strident feminist]] who has all the stereotypical butch features.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' has Interesting case with the new Comicbook/{{Batwoman}}: When she was introduced in her civilian apperance in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' it was as Kate Kane, [[ComicBook/TheQuestion Reneé Montoyas]] ex-girlfriend and she was wearing a character stunning dress while having long red hair. Her superhero persona was pretty much Batman with a stylish mask, [[LipstickLesbian high heels and long flowing red hair of femininity.]] When she was reintroduced in her solo-title she was re-designed with her having flat-heels in her superhero personae (the original heels were explained as the only boots her dad could find in red), her flowing red hair of hers being a wig to conceal her civilian appearance of the short-haired Kate Kane, she was given several tattoos that wasn't present in ''52''. She was also given a back-story of her being a rising star in West Point, being groomed for a leader position until rumors of her sexuality forced her to either deny the whole thing and her ReasonableAuthorityFigure sweeping it under the rug under the assumtion that Kate would never again give any fuel to that rumor ever again. [[WillNotTellALie Kate chose to come out.]] \\
She acutally {{lampshade}}s her apperance when Kate Kane shows up at a high scale society dinner wearing a female cut tuxedo and as her step-mother points out:
-->'''Catherine:''' Oh Kate, why couldn't you wear something more... '''Appropriate?'''... Not that I don't approve, It's your life, of course. I just didn't think it's appropriate for a formal event. It is like you are trying to draw attention to yourself.\\
'''Kate:''' No, just making sure that I don't stay '''hidden.'''\\
(''she then went on to meet her future girlfriend Maggie Sawyer'') \\
'''Maggie:''' The good thing about a tuxedo (''smash cut to Maggie wearing a full tuxedo while grinning like mad'') You don't feel bad when other people show up wearing the same thing.
* The ComicBook/BlackCat once faced off against a villainess team
called [[PunnyName Millie Tant]], "Leather and Lace". Leather dressed in a [[StrawFeminist strident feminist]] who has all the stereotypical butch features.dominatrix outfit and appeared to be on steroids, fitting this trope to a "T", while Lace wore pink lingerie and flew around in a cloud of golden sparkles. They haven't had a second appearance.



* Gus from ''{{ComicBook/Circles}}'' is a BadassGay who is big and strong and hits the gym with Ken and his buds. She has a passion for boxing and can beat up any jerk they encounter. She also has a LipstickLesbian girlfriend named Lucy.
* A theme of Alison Bechdel's autobiographical ''ComicBook/FunHome'' is coming to term with her identity as a butch lesbian as her closeted gay father keeps trying to push femininity on her, among other things yelling at her to wear pearls with an outfit. Her cousins nicknamed her butch as a kid, a nickname she loved even before she knew what it really meant. At another point she was eating at a diner with her dad when a big, truck driving "bull dyke" comes in and little Alison was amazed that there were women who wore men's clothes and had short hair, and she describes how on some level she "recognized her with a surge of joy".
* Susan Veraghen in ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}'' is an [[TheApunkalypse Apunkalyptic]] Butch Lesbian {{Samurai}}.
* Jolly Roger from ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles''.



* Roxanne Richter from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. She's somewhat a Downplayed example as she does dress casually and have short pigtails, but a fierce fighter and a skilled sword-user. She's maltempered though her job is an artist and she remains somewhat amiable with Ramona.



* A theme of Alison Bechdel's autobiographical ''ComicBook/FunHome'' is coming to term with her identity as a butch lesbian as her closeted gay father keeps trying to push femininity on her, among other things yelling at her to wear pearls with an outfit. Her cousins nicknamed her butch as a kid, a nickname she loved even before she knew what it really meant. At another point she was eating at a diner with her dad when a big, truck driving "bull dyke" comes in and little Alison was amazed that there were women who wore men's clothes and had short hair, and she describes how on some level she "recognized her with a surge of joy".



* Beth in ''ComicBook/WetMoon''.
* Jolly Roger from ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles''.
* Katchoo from ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'', and even more so, her [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Big Sister]] Tambi. They have both slept with [[DoggedNiceGuy David]], but that's probably a case of IfItsYouItsOkay (or AuthorAppeal).



* The ComicBook/BlackCat once faced off against a villainess team called "Leather and Lace". Leather dressed in a dominatrix outfit and appeared to be on steroids, fitting this trope to a "T", while Lace wore pink lingerie and flew around in a cloud of golden sparkles. They haven't had a second appearance.

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* The ComicBook/BlackCat once faced off against Roxanne Richter from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. She's somewhat a villainess team called "Leather Downplayed example as she does dress casually and Lace". Leather dressed in have short pigtails, but a dominatrix outfit fierce fighter and appeared to be on steroids, fitting this trope to a "T", while Lace wore pink lingerie skilled sword-user. She's maltempered though her job is an artist and flew around in a cloud of golden sparkles. she remains somewhat amiable with Ramona.
* Katchoo from ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'', and even more so, her [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Big Sister]] Tambi.
They haven't had have both slept with [[DoggedNiceGuy David]], but that's probably a second appearance.case of IfItsYouItsOkay (or AuthorAppeal).



* Interesting case with the new Comicbook/{{Batwoman}}: When she was introduced in her civilian apperance in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' it was as Kate Kane, [[ComicBook/TheQuestion Reneé Montoyas]] ex-girlfriend and she was wearing a stunning dress while having long red hair. Her superhero persona was pretty much Batman with a stylish mask, [[LipstickLesbian high heels and long flowing red hair of femininity.]] When she was reintroduced in her solo-title she was re-designed with her having flat-heels in her superhero personae (the original heels were explained as the only boots her dad could find in red), her flowing red hair of hers being a wig to conceal her civilian appearance of the short-haired Kate Kane, she was given several tattoos that wasn't present in ''52''. She was also given a back-story of her being a rising star in West Point, being groomed for a leader position until rumors of her sexuality forced her to either deny the whole thing and her ReasonableAuthorityFigure sweeping it under the rug under the assumtion that Kate would never again give any fuel to that rumor ever again. [[WillNotTellALie Kate chose to come out.]] \\
She acutally {{lampshade}}s her apperance when Kate Kane shows up at a high scale society dinner wearing a female cut tuxedo and as her step-mother points out:
-->'''Catherine:''' Oh Kate, why couldn't you wear something more... '''Appropriate?'''... Not that I don't approve, It's your life, of course. I just didn't think it's appropriate for a formal event. It is like you are trying to draw attention to yourself.\\
'''Kate:''' No, just making sure that I don't stay '''hidden.'''\\
(''she then went on to meet her future girlfriend Maggie Sawyer'') \\
'''Maggie:''' The good thing about a tuxedo (''smash cut to Maggie wearing a full tuxedo while grinning like mad'') You don't feel bad when other people show up wearing the same thing.
* Susan Veraghen in ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}'' is an [[TheApunkalypse Apunkalyptic]] Butch Lesbian {{Samurai}}.
* Gus from ''{{ComicBook/Circles}}'' is a BadassGay who is big and strong and hits the gym with Ken and his buds. She has a passion for boxing and can beat up any jerk they encounter. She also has a LipstickLesbian girlfriend named Lucy.

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* Interesting case with the new Comicbook/{{Batwoman}}: When she was introduced in her civilian apperance in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' it was as Kate Kane, [[ComicBook/TheQuestion Reneé Montoyas]] ex-girlfriend and she was wearing a stunning dress while having long red hair. Her superhero persona was pretty much Batman with a stylish mask, [[LipstickLesbian high heels and long flowing red hair of femininity.]] When she was reintroduced in her solo-title she was re-designed with her having flat-heels in her superhero personae (the original heels were explained as the only boots her dad could find in red), her flowing red hair of hers being a wig to conceal her civilian appearance of the short-haired Kate Kane, she was given several tattoos that wasn't present in ''52''. She was also given a back-story of her being a rising star in West Point, being groomed for a leader position until rumors of her sexuality forced her to either deny the whole thing and her ReasonableAuthorityFigure sweeping it under the rug under the assumtion that Kate would never again give any fuel to that rumor ever again. [[WillNotTellALie Kate chose to come out.]] \\
She acutally {{lampshade}}s her apperance when Kate Kane shows up at a high scale society dinner wearing a female cut tuxedo and as her step-mother points out:
-->'''Catherine:''' Oh Kate, why couldn't you wear something more... '''Appropriate?'''... Not that I don't approve, It's your life, of course. I just didn't think it's appropriate for a formal event. It is like you are trying to draw attention to yourself.\\
'''Kate:''' No, just making sure that I don't stay '''hidden.'''\\
(''she then went on to meet her future girlfriend Maggie Sawyer'') \\
'''Maggie:''' The good thing about a tuxedo (''smash cut to Maggie wearing a full tuxedo while grinning like mad'') You don't feel bad when other people show up wearing the same thing.
* Susan Veraghen in ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}'' is an [[TheApunkalypse Apunkalyptic]] Butch Lesbian {{Samurai}}.
* Gus from ''{{ComicBook/Circles}}'' is a BadassGay who is big and strong and hits the gym with Ken and his buds. She
''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' has a passion for boxing and can beat up any jerk they encounter. She also character called [[PunnyName Millie Tant]], a [[StrawFeminist strident feminist]] who has a LipstickLesbian girlfriend named Lucy.all the stereotypical butch features.
* Beth in ''ComicBook/WetMoon''.



* Dekka in the ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series.
* Various characters in the Sarah Waters canon would be considered butch, though (due to the time period) they're not wearing the dungarees regalia. Not only are they mostly sympathetic, it's acknowledged they can even be attractive. Nan in ''Literature/TippingTheVelvet'' looks masculine to the extent she can pass as a rent boy. She later joins a community of lesbians in who have a word for a butch woman: "uncle". Waters's butches are generally teamed up with feminine girls; a butch in ''The Night Watch'' even reflects 'You couldn't go with a girl from the same side'.
* Many characters in ''Stone Butch Blues,'' including the protagonist Jess. Jess gets gender reassignment surgery to pass as a man, not because she's transgender, but because she can't find any cultural space to be a butch woman.
* AntiVillain Tiphane D'Ath in SMStirling's ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}''.
* Mari Magot from the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Literature/CiaphasCain series.
* Idgie in ''Literature/FriedGreenTomatoesAtTheWhistleStopCafe'' with Ruth as her femme counterpart. (Although, while the book is quite explicit that they love each other, any sexual aspect of their relationship is left to subtext.)
* Stephen Gordon in ''The Well of Loneliness'', which was published in 1928, is one of the first well-known examples from Western literature. (Radclyffe Hall, the author of the novel, would also qualify as a RealLife example.)
* John Doe from ''Literature/{{jPod}}'' was raised on a commune of radical-leftist-hippy-butch-lesbians.
* The elf, Sinai, from ''Literature/BlackDogs'' is one of these, and her partner Jacyl is a LipstickLesbian.



* The title character of ''Literature/{{Friday}}'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein runs into these on occasion, and while not encouraging their advances does respond to them due to her ReallyGetsAround nature -- they turn out to be good kissers.
* Talia (Sleeping Beauty) from ''Literature/ThePrincessSeries'' might be considered this, if athleticism and aggression in a lesbian character (which she is) are enough to qualify. Besides a fighter, she is a cynical, blunt-speaking BrokenBird. Her traits are more apparent by contrast with her more "femme" love interests, especially Faziya the healer.
* In a OlderThanFeudalism example, in one of ''Dialogues of the Courtesans'' by Lucian of Samosata, one of the courtesans, Lena, is [[LesYay explicitly seduced]] by a woman who reveals herself as a bald, masculine lesbian named Megilla who refers to herself as a boy and has already "married" a matron. The details aren't told, as Lena founds them too [[{{Squick}} disgusting]] to remember.
* Several in Mary Renault: Colonna Kimball in ''Purposes of Love'', Leo Lane in ''The Friendly Young Ladies'', Thalestris in ''The King Must Die'', Axiothea in ''The Mask of Apollo''. Leo is actually kind of transgender, and in a subversion of the tropes of the day, it's she, and not her feminine lover, who [[spoiler: falls for a man at the end.]] Axiothea is based on a real character, one of Plato's two female pupils, who "is said to have worn men's clothes".

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* The title character of ''Literature/{{Friday}}'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein runs into these on occasion, and while not encouraging their advances does respond to them due to her ReallyGetsAround nature -- they turn out to be good kissers.
* Talia (Sleeping Beauty)
elf, Sinai, from ''Literature/ThePrincessSeries'' might be considered this, if athleticism and aggression in a lesbian character (which she is) are enough to qualify. Besides a fighter, she ''Literature/BlackDogs'' is a cynical, blunt-speaking BrokenBird. Her traits are more apparent by contrast with her more "femme" love interests, especially Faziya the healer.
* In a OlderThanFeudalism example, in
one of ''Dialogues these, and her partner Jacyl is a LipstickLesbian.
* Mari Magot from the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' series.
* In the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' series, Daja, the most tom-boyish
of the Courtesans'' by Lucian of Samosata, one of the courtesans, Lena, three main female characters is [[LesYay explicitly seduced]] by a woman who reveals herself as a bald, masculine lesbian named Megilla who refers eventually revealed to herself as be gay. She's a boy magical metal-smith, ''very'' fit, and has already "married" a matron. The details aren't told, as Lena founds them too [[{{Squick}} disgusting]] to remember.
* Several in Mary Renault: Colonna Kimball in ''Purposes of Love'', Leo Lane in ''The Friendly Young Ladies'', Thalestris in ''The King Must Die'', Axiothea in ''The Mask of Apollo''. Leo is actually kind of transgender, and in a subversion of the tropes of the day,
an outright ActionGirl. She does have long hair, although it's she, and not usually braided up in her feminine lover, who [[spoiler: falls for a man at people's traditional style.
** Of
the end.]] Axiothea is based on a real character, one of Plato's two female pupils, who "is said to have worn men's clothes".main protagonists' foster mothers, Lark fits into the LipstickLesbian role, while the testier, short-haired gardener Rosethorn fits closer this trope (although she's actually bi).



* ''De skandalösa'' by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt has Nora Gripklo as a 17th century example of this trope, especially if you compare her to her beautiful and docile LipstickLesbian lover Venus Dag och Natt. Nora used to be a tomboy, who loved to hang out with her brother Gabriel and learned how to stear a ship. And as a grown woman, she is more brassy and "mannish" than a lady was supposed to be in that era.



* Pip is this in Miranda July's short story "Something That Needs Nothing."
* In the Literature/CircleOfMagic series, Daja, the most tom-boyish of the three main female characters is eventually revealed to be gay. She's a magical metal-smith, ''very'' fit, and an outright ActionGirl. She does have long hair, although it's usually braided up in her people's traditional style.
** Of the main protagonists' foster mothers, Lark fits into the LipstickLesbian role, while the testier, short-haired gardener Rosethorn fits closer this trope (although she's actually bi).

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* Pip is this in Miranda July's short story "Something That Needs Nothing."
* In the Literature/CircleOfMagic series, Daja, the most tom-boyish a OlderThanFeudalism example, in one of ''Dialogues of the three main female characters Courtesans'' by Lucian of Samosata, one of the courtesans, Lena, is eventually revealed [[LesYay explicitly seduced]] by a woman who reveals herself as a bald, masculine lesbian named Megilla who refers to herself as a boy and has already "married" a matron. The details aren't told, as Lena founds them too [[{{Squick}} disgusting]] to remember.
* AntiVillain Tiphane D'Ath in SMStirling's ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}''.
* The title character of ''Literature/{{Friday}}'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein runs into these on occasion, and while not encouraging their advances does respond to them due to her ReallyGetsAround nature -- they turn out
to be gay. She's a magical metal-smith, ''very'' fit, and an outright ActionGirl. She does have long hair, although it's usually braided up good kissers.
* Idgie
in ''Literature/FriedGreenTomatoesAtTheWhistleStopCafe'' with Ruth as her people's traditional style.
** Of the main protagonists' foster mothers, Lark fits into the LipstickLesbian role,
femme counterpart. (Although, while the testier, short-haired gardener Rosethorn fits closer this trope (although she's actually bi). book is quite explicit that they love each other, any sexual aspect of their relationship is left to subtext.)



* Dekka in the ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series.
* John Doe from ''Literature/{{jPod}}'' was raised on a commune of radical-leftist-hippy-butch-lesbians.
* Several in the works of Mary Renault: Colonna Kimball in ''Purposes of Love'', Leo Lane in ''The Friendly Young Ladies'', Thalestris in ''The King Must Die'', Axiothea in ''The Mask of Apollo''. Leo is actually kind of transgender, and in a subversion of the tropes of the day, it's she, and not her feminine lover, who [[spoiler: falls for a man at the end.]] Axiothea is based on a real character, one of Plato's two female pupils, who "is said to have worn men's clothes".
* Talia (Sleeping Beauty) from ''Literature/ThePrincessSeries'' might be considered this, if athleticism and aggression in a lesbian character (which she is) are enough to qualify. Besides a fighter, she is a cynical, blunt-speaking BrokenBird. Her traits are more apparent by contrast with her more "femme" love interests, especially Faziya the healer.
* Various characters in the Creator/SarahWaters canon would be considered butch, though (due to the time period) they're not wearing the dungarees regalia. Not only are they mostly sympathetic, it's acknowledged they can even be attractive. Nan in ''Literature/TippingTheVelvet'' looks masculine to the extent she can pass as a rent boy. She later joins a community of lesbians in who have a word for a butch woman: "uncle". Waters's butches are generally teamed up with feminine girls; a butch in ''The Night Watch'' even reflects 'You couldn't go with a girl from the same side'.



* "De skandalösa" by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt has Nora Gripklo as a 17th century example of this trope, especially if you compare her to her beautiful and docile LipstickLesbian lover Venus Dag och Natt. Nora used to be a tomboy, who loved to hang out with her brother Gabriel and learned how to stear a ship. And as a grown woman, she is more brassy and "mannish" than a lady was supposed to be in that era.

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* "De skandalösa" by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt has Nora Gripklo Pip is this in Miranda July's short story ''Something That Needs Nothing''.
* Many characters in ''Literature/StoneButchBlues'', including the protagonist Jess. Jess gets gender reassignment surgery to pass
as a 17th century example of this trope, especially if you compare her to her beautiful and docile LipstickLesbian lover Venus Dag och Natt. Nora used man, not because she's transgender, but because she can't find any cultural space to be a tomboy, who loved to hang out with her brother Gabriel and learned how to stear a ship. And butch woman.
* Stephen Gordon in ''Literature/TheWellOfLoneliness'', which was published in 1928, is one of the first well-known examples from Western literature. (Radclyffe Hall, the author of the novel, would also qualify
as a grown woman, she is more brassy and "mannish" than a lady was supposed to be in that era. RealLife example.)



* During an episode of ''Series/{{Californication}}'', Hank visits his daughter's boyfriend's home. The young man's mother is a combination {{Lipstick Lesbian}} and {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but her partner is a more stereotypical {{Butch Lesbian}} (with a bit of {{Psycho Lesbian}}).
* A rare positive example of a ButchLesbian from American network television can be found in the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode "Best Friends." The case involves a dashing black butch woman and a feminine white woman who fall in love. Unfortunately, since it's the 1930's (when the Ku Klux Klan was still a major political power in some states), and a "cold case", [[BuryYourGays it all ends in tears.]]
* Ace from ''Series/DoctorWho'' is [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes written as one]], as much as was allowed by late-80's BBC programming. She's very tomboyish, her preferred methods of problem solving being "hitting things" and "blowing things up", she wears a tuxedo instead of a dress when the situation calls for dressing in formal wear, and she immediately strikes up a very close friendship with a female guest star in more than half her stories, most of which are filled with HomoeroticSubtext, and the subtext has been [[WordOfGay confirmed to be completely intentional by at least one writer]]. On the other hand, some writers had her show an interest in her male co-stars instead, making her average out to being a Butch [[BiTheWay bisexual]].
* ''Series/{{ER}}'''s Maggie Doyle, despite being long-haired and pretty, epitomizes this with her tough-as-nails personality and interest in more masculine pursuits--she likes to relax by going to a shooting range.



* Shane, Tasha, Candace and Dusty on ''Series/TheLWord''. Other butch lesbians sometimes appear on that show, though [[LipstickLesbian Lipstick Lesbians]] are more common.

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* Shane, Tasha, Candace Christine Walter from German TV series ''Hinter Gittern - der Frauenknast'' (English: "Behind bars - The Women's Prison")
* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Robin's doppelganger is referred to as "Lesbian Robin." LR is seen only once, always in the same take, but sports the stereotypical short hairstyle, wears what could be a man's plaid shirt
and Dusty on ''Series/TheLWord''. Other butch lesbians sometimes appear on that show, though [[LipstickLesbian Lipstick Lesbians]] are more common.jeans, and is carrying a baseball glove, and while she walks into view, has just finished spitting (possibly chewing tobacco) into a garbage can.



* In ''Series/TheKilling'''s third season, homeless teen Bullet fits the description (apart from being short and slight), with a masculine short undercut hairstyle, baggy jeans and hoodies as clothing, and an androgynous face. It causes Holder to initially mistake her for a boy before she corrects him.
* Shane, Tasha, Candace and Dusty on ''Series/TheLWord''. Other butch lesbians sometimes appear on that show, though [[LipstickLesbian Lipstick Lesbians]] are more common.
* In the ''Series/ModernFamily'' episode "Schooled", one of Lilly's classmate Connor's [[HasTwoMommies moms]] partially fits the trope—she wears her hair long like her partner, but works as a contractor, wears boots, speaks in a husky voice and is quick to complain about being stereotyped (often [[HypocriticalHumor hypocritically]], since it turns out that most of the stereotyped assumptions about her are true).
* Liz Cruz from ''Series/NipTuck''.
* Subverted in the TV version of ''Literature/OrangesAreNotTheOnlyFruit''. In the book, it's stated that the main character never wears skirts. In the film, she almost always does, but she still falls in love with a femme girl.
* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'':
** Big Boo refers to herself as a "diesel dyke" and has "Butch" helpfully tattooed on her arm. She seems to be in high demand given her many conquests throughout the show.
** Downplayed with Nicky, who is not very feminine in personality nor appearance—has wild hair and isn't overly concerned with personal appearance—but thanks to being played by Natasha Lyonne, she still has natural good looks and has no problem attracting the likes of Morello.
** Suzanne is a lesbian and is rather masculine. One of the [=COs=] even explicitly calls her this trope, with great distaste.
** Downplayed with Poussey. She is a lesbian and her looks — even by prison standards — and mannerisms are conventionally unfeminine, but she still appears rather androgynous than butch and apparently doesn't identify as the latter.
* Vida Rocca from ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' was about as blatant about being this trope as US MoralGuardians will permit.



* A rare positive example of a ButchLesbian from American network television can be found in the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode "Best Friends." The case involves a dashing black butch woman and a feminine white woman who fall in love. Unfortunately, since it's the 1930's (when the Ku Klux Klan was still a major political power in some states), and a "cold case", [[BuryYourGays it all ends in tears.]]

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* A rare positive example of ''Series/ShamelessUK'' has Norma - a ButchLesbian from big, black Geordie trucker who lives in a caravan on the Gallagher's front garden in series 4-6.
** Making her possibly the inspiration for Roberta, or as she prefers, Bob, an African
American network television can be found trucker with whom Monica Gallagher is involved in season 1 of the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode "Best Friends." The case involves American series.
* In ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'', DEO Agent Alex Danvers is tough-as-nails and violent, wears her hair in
a dashing short, chin-length bob, and if she's not wearing tactical gear, she's wearing black butch woman leather jackets, flannel, and a feminine white woman who fall in love. Unfortunately, since it's jeans. She also loathes heels, is the 1930's (when {{Tomboy}} to her sister Kara's GirlyGirl, and goes through a [[ComingOutStory coming-out arc]] where she comes to terms with her homosexuality in season 2. Her sense of style and personality is the Ku Klux Klan was still a major political power in reason why some states), and a "cold case", [[BuryYourGays viewers suspected that she was gay in season 1 before it all ends in tears.]]later became official.



* ''{{Shameless}}'' (UK) has Norma - a big, black Geordie trucker who lives in a caravan on the Gallagher's front garden in series 4-6.
** Making her possibly the inspiration for Roberta, or as she prefers, Bob, an African American trucker with whom Monica Gallagher is involved in season 1 of the American series.
* Christine Walter from German TV series ''Hinter Gittern - der Frauenknast'' (English: "Behind bars - The Women's Prison")
* Liz Cruz from ''Series/NipTuck''.
* Vida Rocca from ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' was about as blatant about being this trope as US MoralGuardians will permit.
* Subverted in the TV version of ''Literature/OrangesAreNotTheOnlyFruit''. In the book, it's stated that the main character never wears skirts. In the film, she almost always does, but she still falls in love with a femme girl.
* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Robin's doppelganger is referred to as "Lesbian Robin." LR is seen only once, always in the same take, but sports the stereotypical short hairstyle, wears what could be a man's plaid shirt and jeans, and is carrying a baseball glove, and while she walks into view, has just finished spitting (possibly chewing tobacco) into a garbage can.
* During an episode of ''Series/{{Californication}}'', Hank visits his daughter's boyfriend's home. The young man's mother is a combination {{Lipstick Lesbian}} and {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but her partner is a more stereotypical {{Butch Lesbian}} (with a bit of {{Psycho Lesbian}}).
* In the ''Series/ModernFamily'' episode "Schooled", one of Lilly's classmate Connor's [[HasTwoMommies moms]] partially fits the trope—she wears her hair long like her partner, but works as a contractor, wears boots, speaks in a husky voice and is quick to complain about being stereotyped (often [[HypocriticalHumor hypocritically]], since it turns out that most of the stereotyped assumptions about her are true).
* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'':
** Big Boo refers to herself as a "diesel dyke" and has "Butch" helpfully tattooed on her arm. She seems to be in high demand given her many conquests throughout the show.
** Downplayed with Nicky, who is not very feminine in personality nor appearance—has wild hair and isn't overly concerned with personal appearance—but thanks to being played by Natasha Lyonne, she still has natural good looks and has no problem attracting the likes of Morello.
** Suzanne is a lesbian and is rather masculine. One of the [=COs=] even explicitly calls her this trope, with great distaste.
** Downplayed with Poussey. She is a lesbian and her looks — even by prison standards — and mannerisms are conventionally unfeminine, but she still appears rather androgynous than butch and apparently doesn't identify as the latter.
* Ace from ''Series/DoctorWho'' is [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes written as one]], as much as was allowed by late-80's BBC programming. She's very tomboyish, her preferred methods of problem solving being "hitting things" and "blowing things up", she wears a tuxedo instead of a dress when the situation calls for dressing in formal wear, and she immediately strikes up a very close friendship with a female guest star in more than half her stories, most of which are filled with HomoeroticSubtext, and the subtext has been [[WordOfGay confirmed to be completely intentional by at least one writer]]. On the other hand, some writers had her show an interest in her male co-stars instead, making her average out to being a Butch [[BiTheWay bisexual]].
* In ''Series/TheKilling'''s third season, homeless teen Bullet fits the description (apart from being short and slight), with a masculine short undercut hairstyle, baggy jeans and hoodies as clothing, and an androgynous face. It causes Holder to initially mistake her for a boy before she corrects him.
* ''Series/{{ER}}'''s Maggie Doyle, despite being long-haired and pretty, epitomizes this with her tough-as-nails personality and interest in more masculine pursuits--she likes to relax by going to a shooting range.
* In ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'', DEO Agent Alex Danvers is tough-as-nails and violent, wears her hair in a short, chin-length bob, and if she's not wearing tactical gear, she's wearing black leather jackets, flannel, and jeans. She also loathes heels, is the {{Tomboy}} to her sister Kara's GirlyGirl, and goes through a [[ComingOutStory coming-out arc]] where she comes to terms with her homosexuality in season 2. Her sense of style and personality is the reason why some viewers suspected that she was gay in season 1 before it later became official.



* Middle and Regular Allison from ''ComicBook/FunHome'''s musical adaption. Despite being the same person, both fit the trope. Middle Allison has a pixie haircut with male clothing while her 43 year old self has a shorter haircut and wears baggy male jeans and a male polo top. In both the book and musical, Allison was forced into feminine clothing by her overly obsessive father Bruce, but after seeing a butch delivery woman at a diner (depicted through song with "Ring Of Keys"), she began to feel more comfortable with herself.
** In the song "Telephone Wire", Allison even makes note of how much she hated being feminine growing up.
-->'''Allison:''' Since like 5, I guess!/I prefer to wear boy's shirts and pants!/I felt absurd in a dress!/I REALLY TRIED TO DENY MY FEELINGS FOR GIRLS!
** Her college roommate Joan also fits this trope.



* Middle and Regular Allison from ComicBook/FunHome's musical adaption. Despite being the same person, both fit the trope. Middle Allison has a pixie haircut with male clothing while her 43 year old self has a shorter haircut and wears baggy male jeans and a male polo top. In both the book and musical, Allison was forced into feminine clothing by her overly obsessive father Bruce, but after seeing a butch delivery woman at a diner (depicted through song with "Ring Of Keys"), she began to feel more comfortable with herself.
** In the song "Telephone Wire", Allison even makes note of how much she hated being feminine growing up.
-->'''Allison:''' Since like 5, I guess!/I prefer to wear boy's shirts and pants!/I felt absurd in a dress!/I REALLY TRIED TO DENY MY FEELINGS FOR GIRLS!
** Her college roommate Joan also fits this trope.



* Anri, the protagonist of the GirlsLove {{Eroge}} VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/{{Safizumu no Gensou}}''.



* Juhani and her girlfriend Belaya from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', mostly due to unfortunate character models.
* Strangelove in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' is the {{Bifauxnen}} variety. She does go on to mother Otacon with Huey, but her heart still belongs to The Boss.

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* Juhani and Linda in the original ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon''. [[DoubleDragonNeon The remake]], by contrast, made her girlfriend Belaya from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', mostly due to unfortunate character models.
* Strangelove in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' is the {{Bifauxnen}} variety. She does go on to mother Otacon with Huey, but her heart still belongs to The Boss.
a {{stripperific}} {{dominatrix}}.



* [[PlayerCharacter Female Shepard]] tends to take this role in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series if played as gay or bi, especially by contrast to [[TheIngenue Liara]] or [[LipstickLesbian Traynor]].

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* [[PlayerCharacter Female Shepard]] tends to take this role Brick of Reilly's Rangers in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series if played as gay or bi, especially by contrast to [[TheIngenue Liara]] or [[LipstickLesbian Traynor]].''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', who is an {{ersatz}} of Vasquez from ''Aliens''.



* Brick of Reilly's Rangers in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', who is an {{ersatz}} of Vasquez from ''Aliens''.
* Lonnie from GoneHome. Although the player never sees her, she is a member of the junior ROTC and is described as dressing butch even when not in military uniform.
* Linda in the original ''DoubleDragon''. [[DoubleDragonNeon The remake]], by contrast, made her a {{stripperific}} {{dominatrix}}.

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* Brick of Reilly's Rangers in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', who is an {{ersatz}} of Vasquez from ''Aliens''.
* Lonnie from GoneHome.''VideoGame/GoneHome''. Although the player never sees her, she is a member of the junior ROTC and is described as dressing butch even when not in military uniform.
* Linda Juhani and her girlfriend Belaya from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', mostly due to unfortunate character models.
* [[PlayerCharacter Female Shepard]] tends to take this role
in the original ''DoubleDragon''. [[DoubleDragonNeon ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series if played as gay or bi, especially by contrast to [[TheIngenue Liara]] or [[LipstickLesbian Traynor]].
* Strangelove in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' is the {{Bifauxnen}} variety. She does go on to mother Otacon with Huey, but her heart still belongs to
The remake]], by contrast, made her Boss.
* Anri, the protagonist of the GirlsLove {{Eroge}} VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/{{Safizumu no Gensou}}''.
* The ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' mission "House Pegh" has Trevana,
a {{stripperific}} {{dominatrix}}.female Klingon warrior with the typical brutish attitude. Her engineer mate B'Eler is much less of a typical Klingon, being a far better WrenchWench than fighter, which makes Trevana come off as this.



* The ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' mission "House Pegh" has Trevana, a female Klingon warrior with the typical brutish attitude. Her engineer mate B'Eler is much less of a typical Klingon, being a far better WrenchWench than fighter, which makes Trevana come off as this.



* Lucile from ''Webcomic/AModestDestiny'' plays this dead straight.

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* Lucile from ''Webcomic/AModestDestiny'' plays this dead straight.Jordan of ''Webcomic/AgentsOfTheRealm'' is the most masculine of the five girls, dressing in man's clothes, keeping her hair short and not wearing any make-up. She dates another girl, Mackenzie, and her dialogue implies it's not experimenting.



* Monette's girlfriend Lisa from ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', who was initially drawn more feminine but whose character re-design around 2007 gave her a more traditionally butch appearance.
* [[Webcomic/QuestionableContent Dora]] seems to think [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=776 Tai]] (rather small and cute for the stereotype) qualifies.

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* Monette's ''WebComic/CrimsonDark'': It turns out Kari is a lesbian, with a girlfriend Lisa named Ren who's also a pilot. Kari habitually has a short haircut and wears masculine-style military clothing. Ren, though she also has short hair, is the more effeminate of the pair, somewhat girlish in comparison.
* Sidney
from ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', who ''Webcomic/{{Distillum}}'' is [[GoodIsNotNice bleedin' savin the world]], while, by her own admittance, "not into dudes" (also, "Erin, don't go" from the flashback/vision/whatever it was initially drawn more feminine but whose character re-design around 2007 gave might be a clue, as long as it was her memory).
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Nanase had
a more traditionally [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-03-19 makeover]] with [[BoyishShortHair short hair]] and large boots occurred shortly before she came out as a lesbian.
* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots''. Jamie begins questioning her sexuality and goes to a gay bar to experiment. The gay bar is full of
butch appearance.
* [[Webcomic/QuestionableContent Dora]] seems to think [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=776 Tai]] (rather small
lesbians, and cute Jamie has nothing in common with any of them. Disheartened, she talks to Hazel's LipstickLesbian boss Thea, who tells her that [[JustifiedTrope this is a specialty bar for the stereotype) qualifies.butch lesbians]].
** The trope is also discussed prior to this, with Hazel commenting that Jamie can't be a lesbian because she isn't butch. (Hazel is repeatedly mentioned not to know much about lesbians.)



* Jordan of ''Webcomic/AgentsOfTheRealm'' is the most masculine of the five girls, dressing in man's clothes, keeping her hair short and not wearing any make-up. She dates another girl, Mackenzie, and her dialogue implies it's not experimenting.
* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots''. Jamie begins questioning her sexuality and goes to a gay bar to experiment. The gay bar is full of butch lesbians, and Jamie has nothing in common with any of them. Disheartened, she talks to Hazel's LipstickLesbian boss Thea, who tells her that [[JustifiedTrope this is a specialty bar for butch lesbians]].
** The trope is also discussed prior to this, with Hazel commenting that Jamie can't be a lesbian because she isn't butch. (Hazel is repeatedly mentioned not to know much about lesbians.)
* In ''Webcomic/TooMuchInformation'', Rocky is a 6' 4" bald black lesbian that rides and works on motorcycles and her best friend and housemate is Carly, a Japanese gay transvestite WholesomeCrossdresser. After Rocky gets pregnant with Carly's child, she's rather annoyed that the resulting hormones are causing her to grow breasts, making for probably the first example of DCupDistress in a character who doesn't even rate an A-cup.



* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Nanase had a [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-03-19 makeover]] with [[BoyishShortHair short hair]] and large boots occurred shortly before she came out as a lesbian.

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* Lucile from ''Webcomic/AModestDestiny'' plays this dead straight.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Dora seems to think [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=776 Tai]] (rather small and cute for the stereotype) qualifies.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Nanase had a [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-03-19 makeover]] with [[BoyishShortHair ''Webcomic/{{Relativity}}'', Irina Novak always wears short hair]] hair styles, masculine clothes, and large boots occurred shortly before she came out as likes woman.
* Monette's girlfriend Lisa from ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', who was initially drawn more feminine but whose character re-design around 2007 gave her
a lesbian.more traditionally butch appearance.



* In ''Webcomic/TooMuchInformation'', Rocky is a 6' 4" bald black lesbian that rides and works on motorcycles and her best friend and housemate is Carly, a Japanese gay transvestite WholesomeCrossdresser. After Rocky gets pregnant with Carly's child, she's rather annoyed that the resulting hormones are causing her to grow breasts, making for probably the first example of DCupDistress in a character who doesn't even rate an A-cup.



* Sidney from ''Webcomic/{{Distillum}}'' is [[GoodIsNotNice bleedin' savin the world]], while, by her own admittance, "not into dudes" (also, "Erin, don't go" from the flashback/vision/whatever it was might be a clue, as long as it was her memory).
* In ''Webcomic/{{Relativity}}'', Irina Novak always wears short hair styles, masculine clothes, and likes woman.
* ''WebComic/CrimsonDark'': It turns out Kari is a lesbian, with a girlfriend named Ren who's also a pilot. Kari habitually has a short haircut and wears masculine-style military clothing. Ren, though she also has short hair, is the more effeminate of the pair, somewhat girlish in comparison.



* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' Photoplasty [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_581_17-famous-images-as-seen-from-different-angle/?view=article Famous Images, As Seen From a Different Angle]] has the linked-Venus lesbianism symbol on [[WrenchWench Rosie the Riveter's]] bicep.



* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' Photoplasty [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_581_17-famous-images-as-seen-from-different-angle/?view=article Famous Images, As Seen From a Different Angle]] has the linked-Venus lesbianism symbol on [[WrenchWench Rosie the Riveter's]] bicep.



* Connie in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' who has a large build (parodied in that it gives her SuperStrength because she's gay) is attracted to Ethel, voiced by a man, and routinely mentions she needs to shave.
* One of Jeff's moms in ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' is always depicted wearing masculine clothes and having her hair cut short. The other leans towards being a LipstickLesbian.



* In ''TheGoodeFamily'' lesbian couple Mo and Trish are both like this.
* Although not her usual outfit, Patty from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' took on the attire and attitude in the episode "Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife". Then again, there were a few jokes and hints made before she came out and even Homer himself was hardly surprised at this.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' (Dr. Quymn, Medicine Woman) featuring a beefy lady named Ginny who was revealed in one line to be interested in sleeping with the eponymous Dr. Quymn as well as openly being hateful of men though she says it's because she hasn't met a real man yet. She also pursues Brock Sampson-- whether it's to "distract" him from the sexy Dr. Quymn or some strangely genderbent EvenTheGuysWantHim, it's not revealed.



* Connie in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' who has a large build (parodied in that it gives her SuperStrength because she's gay) is attracted to Ethel, voiced by a man, and routinely mentions she needs to shave.

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* Connie in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' who has a large build (parodied in that it gives her SuperStrength because she's gay) is attracted to Ethel, voiced by a man, In ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodeFamily'' lesbian couple Mo and routinely mentions she needs to shave.Trish are both like this.



* Although not her usual outfit, Patty from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' took on the attire and attitude in the episode "Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife". Then again, there were a few jokes and hints made before she came out and even Homer himself was hardly surprised at this.



* One of Jeff's moms in ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' is always depicted wearing masculine clothes and having her hair cut short. The other leans towards being a LipstickLesbian.

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* One An episode of Jeff's moms ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' (Dr. Quymn, Medicine Woman) featuring a beefy lady named Ginny who was revealed in ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' is always depicted wearing masculine clothes and having her hair cut short. The other leans towards one line to be interested in sleeping with the eponymous Dr. Quymn as well as openly being hateful of men though she says it's because she hasn't met a LipstickLesbian.real man yet. She also pursues Brock Sampson-- whether it's to "distract" him from the sexy Dr. Quymn or some strangely genderbent EvenTheGuysWantHim, it's not revealed.
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* The documentary ''The Aggressives'' was about the culture of black butch lesbians (or "aggressives") in New York City.
* Claude in ''All Over Me'' is a bit butch.

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* The documentary ''The Aggressives'' ''TheAggressives'' was about the culture of black butch lesbians (or "aggressives") in New York City.
* Claude in ''All Over Me'' ''AllOverMe'' is a bit butch.



* Marijo (Josiane Balasko) in ''French Twist''.

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* Depicted and discussed throughout ''Film/ForbiddenLoveTheUnashamedStoriesOfLesbianLives''.
* Marijo (Josiane Balasko) in ''French Twist''.''FrenchTwist''.
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Usually the contrasting counterpart to the LipstickLesbian, the Butch Lesbian is typically clad in heavy boots, jeans, plain t-shirts and other distinctly un-feminine attire. She'll have a [[BoyishShortHair short haircut]] and [[WrenchWench a job as a mechanic]], and often be [[OneHeadTaller taller]] and bulkier than her femme counterpart, though a lanky or even [[TheNapoleon petite]] build is not unheard of. Breast-binding is optional. She will also probably be the one who gets vocal about gay rights, persecution, [[StrawFeminist women's rights]], and the MaleGaze. She may also be [[LesbianJock quite sporty]]. On many occasions, she can be [[LadyLooksLikeADude mistaken for a man]], and [[MegatonPunch punches]] [[TooDumbToLive whoever makes that mistake]] (even the [[ViewerGenderConfusion audience might make that mistake]] until the GenderReveal).

Traditionally, butch lesbians are paired up with high femmes (or {{Lipstick Lesbian}}s, though the Lipstick contingent mostly stick together). The overuse of this trope sometimes comes under fire for allegedly enforcing the male/female dynamic in homosexual relationships, though it does exist in real life.

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Usually the The contrasting counterpart to the LipstickLesbian, the Butch Lesbian is typically clad in heavy boots, jeans, plain t-shirts and other distinctly conventionally un-feminine attire. She'll have a [[BoyishShortHair short haircut]] and [[WrenchWench a job as a mechanic]], and often be [[OneHeadTaller taller]] and bulkier than her femme counterpart, though a lanky or even [[TheNapoleon petite]] build is not unheard of. Breast-binding is optional. She will also probably be the one who gets vocal about gay rights, persecution, [[StrawFeminist women's rights]], rights, and the MaleGaze. She may also be [[LesbianJock quite sporty]]. On many occasions, she can be [[LadyLooksLikeADude mistaken for a man]], and [[MegatonPunch punches]] [[TooDumbToLive whoever makes that mistake]] (even even the [[ViewerGenderConfusion audience might make that mistake]] until the GenderReveal).

a GenderReveal.

Traditionally, butch lesbians are paired up with high femmes (or or {{Lipstick Lesbian}}s, though the Lipstick contingent mostly stick together). Lesbian}}s. The overuse of this trope sometimes comes under fire for allegedly enforcing the male/female dynamic in homosexual relationships, though it does exist in real life.
relationships.
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* ''Film/BasicInstinct''. Catherine's girlfriend Roxy, despite being long-haired, epitomizes this with her unpleasant and menacing demeanour.



* Creator/GinaGershon plays Corky, a butch lesbian in ''Film/{{Bound 1996}}'', who Gershon modelled after Creator/JamesDean. Additionally, director Lana Wachowski included some details of lesbian culture into the film such as Corky's labrys tattoo, a symbol of lesbianism and feminine strength. Interestingly, the script apparently intended for Gershon's character to look more masculine, with Joe Pantoliano's character mistaking her for a man in dim light.

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* Creator/GinaGershon plays Corky, a butch lesbian in ''Film/{{Bound 1996}}'', who Gershon modelled after Creator/JamesDean. Additionally, director Lana Wachowski included some details of lesbian culture into the film such as Corky's labrys tattoo, a symbol of lesbianism and feminine strength. Interestingly, the script apparently intended In one scene, she's even mistaken for Gershon's character to look more masculine, with a man by Joe Pantoliano's character mistaking her for a man in dim light.character.



* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/MyFellowAmericans.'' The CampGay Secret Service agent offers to help the former presidents hitch a ride with some friends of his. GilliganCut to the ex-presidents (not the biggest of men) on the back of some motorbikes driven by a chapter of the "Dykes on Bikes" motorcycle club behind two burly women.
-->'''Kramer:''' (shakily) ''I ought to change my stance on gays in the military. The Army could use a few of them gals.''



* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/MyFellowAmericans.'' The CampGay Secret Service agent offers to help the former presidents hitch a ride with some friends of his. GilliganCut to the ex-presidents (not the biggest of men) on the back of some motorbikes driven by a chapter of the "Dykes on Bikes" motorcycle club behind two burly women.
-->'''Kramer:''' (shakily) ''I ought to change my stance on gays in the military. The Army could use a few of them gals.''
* ''Film/BasicInstinct''. Catherine's girlfriend Roxy, despite being long-haired and attractive, epitomizes this with her unpleasant and menacing demeanor.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has [[spoiler: Korra herself]] as a Butch (or at least {{tomboy}}ish) Bisexual, due to her RelationshipUpgrade ([[WordOfGay confirmed]] by the showrunners) with [[spoiler:Asami Sato]] in the series finale.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has [[spoiler: Korra herself]] as a Butch somewhat butch (or at least {{tomboy}}ish) Bisexual, due to her RelationshipUpgrade ([[WordOfGay confirmed]] by the showrunners) with [[spoiler:Asami Sato]] in the series finale.
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* Creator/GinaGershon plays a butch lesbian in ''Film/{{Bound 1996}}'', though she's a mild case and more of a simple tomboy. Gershon said she modeled herself after Creator/JamesDean. Director Lana Wachowski included a few of details of lesbian culture into the film. For example, Gershon sports a labrys tattoo, which is a symbol of lesbianism and feminine strength. Interestingly, the script apparently intended for Gershon's character to look more masculine. Joe Pantoliano's character mistakes her for a man in dim light, which really isn't plausible in the final film.
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'' had an incident of this in the opening credits of the film: though Rosengurtle Baumgartner's sexuality is never brought up, her attire and mannerisms (and subsequent kicking of one of the brothers in the crotch for cracking jokes about her 'Rule of Thumb' rant) solidify her as a member of this trope. She also has a tattoo on her neck that reads 'Untouched by man'.
* A coded example, but an example nevertheless, from 1933 in the film ''Film/LadiesTheyTalkAbout''.



* Isabelle in ''Film/TheSpanishApartment''.
* Cynthia from ''Film/GirlInterrupted''.
* In ''Film/TheProducers'', one of the members of [[CampGay Roger DeBris]]' stage crew is this, serving as the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple sole female]] of his crew.



* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'' had an incident of this in the opening credits of the film: though Rosengurtle Baumgartner's sexuality is never brought up, her attire and mannerisms (and subsequent kicking of one of the brothers in the crotch for cracking jokes about her 'Rule of Thumb' rant) solidify her as a member of this trope. She also has a tattoo on her neck that reads 'Untouched by man'.
* Creator/GinaGershon plays Corky, a butch lesbian in ''Film/{{Bound 1996}}'', who Gershon modelled after Creator/JamesDean. Additionally, director Lana Wachowski included some details of lesbian culture into the film such as Corky's labrys tattoo, a symbol of lesbianism and feminine strength. Interestingly, the script apparently intended for Gershon's character to look more masculine, with Joe Pantoliano's character mistaking her for a man in dim light.
* Subverted in ''Film/ButImACheerleader'', where the butchest of the girls realizes that she's straight.



* Gloriously subverted in ''Film/ButImACheerleader'', where the butchest of the girls realizes that she's straight.

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* Gloriously subverted Cynthia from ''Film/GirlInterrupted''.
* A coded example, but an example nevertheless, from 1933
in ''Film/ButImACheerleader'', where the butchest film ''Film/LadiesTheyTalkAbout''.
* In ''Film/TheProducers'', one
of the girls realizes that she's straight.members of [[CampGay Roger DeBris]]' stage crew is this, serving as the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple sole female]] of his crew.
* Isabelle in ''Film/TheSpanishApartment''.
17th Mar '17 11:46:06 PM WanderingBrowser
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** In another episode Peter gets into an argument with another parent at a school football game. Punches are exchanged. Confronted by the shocked reaction of all around him, Peter Griffin asks what the big deal is - the other guy dissed him and he, Peter Griffin, punched the guy out. Even after being told he crossed the line by hitting a woman, Peter refuses to believe this and insists it was a man. Unfortunately it was a Butch Lesbian. He may be forgiven for making the error...
** when Meg tries to come out as a lesbian, she is seranaded by a barbershop quartet of Butch Lesbians all of whom are voiced by men, and one in particular has such as deep bass voice it woul have made Music/BarryWhite sound soprano.

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** In another episode Peter gets into an argument with another parent at a school football game. Punches are exchanged. Confronted by the shocked reaction of all around him, Peter Griffin asks what the big deal is - the other guy dissed him and he, Peter Griffin, punched the guy out. Even after being told he crossed the line by hitting a woman, Peter refuses to believe this and insists it was a man. Unfortunately it was a Butch Lesbian. He may be forgiven for making the error...
** when
When Meg tries to come out as a lesbian, she is seranaded by a barbershop quartet of Butch Lesbians all of whom are voiced by men, and one in particular has such as deep bass voice it woul have made Music/BarryWhite sound soprano.
5th Mar '17 9:37:03 AM StarSword
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* The ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' mission "House Pegh" has Trevana, a female Klingon warrior. Her engineer mate B'Eler is much less of a typical Klingon, being a far better WrenchWench than fighter, which makes Trevana come off as this.

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* The ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' mission "House Pegh" has Trevana, a female Klingon warrior.warrior with the typical brutish attitude. Her engineer mate B'Eler is much less of a typical Klingon, being a far better WrenchWench than fighter, which makes Trevana come off as this.
27th Feb '17 7:57:33 PM Fireblood
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* ''WebComic/CrimsonDark'': It turns out Kari is a lesbian, with a girlfriend named Ren who's a ship pilot. Kari habitually has a short haircut and wears masculine-style military clothing. Ren, though she also has short hair, is the more effeminate of the pair, somewhat girlish in comparison.

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* ''WebComic/CrimsonDark'': It turns out Kari is a lesbian, with a girlfriend named Ren who's also a ship pilot. Kari habitually has a short haircut and wears masculine-style military clothing. Ren, though she also has short hair, is the more effeminate of the pair, somewhat girlish in comparison.
27th Feb '17 7:27:57 PM Fireblood
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* ''WebComic/CrimsonDark'': It turns out Kari is a lesbian, with a girlfriend named Ren who's a ship pilot. Kari habitually has a short haircut and wears masculine-style military clothing. Ren, though she also has short hair, is the more effeminate of the pair, somewhat girlish in comparison.
23rd Feb '17 4:02:36 AM LondonKdS
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* Tooticki in the ''[[Literature/TheMoomins Moomin]]'' books is certainly butch, but since she never shows any romantic or sexual inclinations whatsoever, the "lesbian" part comes from being based on the author's lesbian partner.
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