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3rd Mar '17 6:59:56 PM Katsuhagi
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* While Asha Greyjoy of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is [[ActionGirl far from a timid and ladylike virgin]], she's still had to learn to defend herself in the NoWomansLand that is the Iron Islands (possibly more than most women, even, as her tomboyish attitude causes a lot of the men to want to [[RapePortrayedAsRedemption "put her in her place"]]). She keeps a dagger in VictoriasSecretCompartment and an axe by her side at all times, and refers to the latter as her "husband" whenever men make allusions about her being unmarried and thus available.

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* While Asha Greyjoy of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is [[ActionGirl far from a timid and ladylike virgin]], she's still had to learn to defend herself in the NoWomansLand that is the Iron Islands (possibly more than most women, even, as her tomboyish attitude causes a lot of the men to want to [[RapePortrayedAsRedemption "put her in her place"]]). She keeps a dagger in VictoriasSecretCompartment and an axe by her side at all times, and refers to the former as her "suckling babe" and the latter as her "husband" whenever men make allusions about her being unmarried and thus available.
25th Feb '17 2:25:55 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/PansLabyrinth'': Mercedes carries such a knife. It's the same knife she uses to chop food in the kitchen, and she's [[{{Foreshadowing}} shown multiple times folding the knife back into her dress after she's done chopping vegetables]]. Her knife is not only used against her attacker, as is traditional, but also to cut through ropes binding get wrists.

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* ''Film/PansLabyrinth'': Mercedes carries such a knife. It's the same knife she uses to chop food in the kitchen, and she's [[{{Foreshadowing}} shown multiple times folding the knife back into her dress after she's done chopping vegetables]]. Her knife is not only used against her attacker, as is traditional, but also to cut through ropes binding get communist prisoners' wrists.
3rd Jan '17 8:47:15 PM SoapheadChurch
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* Fuu of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' always carries around a tanto that she calls her "trusty maiden's dagger." It's clearly meant to serve this purpose, but she's laughably ineffective at using it.
3rd Aug '16 7:16:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Combined with FanDisservice in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Yzma pulls up her skirt, causing the protagonists to recoil in terror. Turns out she keeps her dagger there. They're both immensely relieved.

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* Combined with FanDisservice in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Yzma pulls up her skirt, causing the protagonists to recoil in terror. Turns out she keeps her dagger there. They're both immensely relieved.
3rd Aug '16 7:15:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* A double subversion in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''; The Sheriff of Nottingham gives Maid Marian a dagger for protection. However she can look after herself and donates it to Robin's cause. Then, in the final battle [[spoiler: when the Sheriff's in full on IHaveYouNowMyPretty mode, Robin turns up and (after being disarmed) ultimately uses the dagger as a weapon of last resort to save her.]]

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* A double subversion in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''; The Sheriff of Nottingham gives Maid Marian a dagger for protection. However she can look after herself and donates it to Robin's cause. Then, in the final battle [[spoiler: when the Sheriff's in full on IHaveYouNowMyPretty mode, Robin turns up and (after being disarmed) ultimately uses the dagger as a weapon of last resort to save her.]] ]]



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1st Aug '16 2:17:49 AM Veanne
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* Played with in the Literature/SienkiewiczTrilogy. The first woman chooses to stab herself instead, the second one is easily disarmed, only for a henchman she had saved earlier to brain the villain with a blunt object and the third has no dagger but uses a pistol as an improvised blunt weapon and deals a hit that costs the villain an eye.

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* Played with in the Literature/SienkiewiczTrilogy. ''Literature/SienkiewiczTrilogy''. The first woman LoveInterest of each consecutive book gets kidnapped: [[DamselInDistress Helena]] chooses to stab herself instead, the second one herself, Aleksandra is easily disarmed, only for a henchman [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe she had saved earlier earlier]] to brain the villain with a blunt object and the third has [[PluckyGirl Basia]], having no dagger but dagger, uses a [[PistolWhipping pistol as an improvised blunt weapon weapon]] and deals a hit that costs the villain [[EyeScream an eye.eye]].
5th Jun '16 7:53:47 AM Eievie
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->''"Unappalled by the calm dignity of blameless womanhood, your minion has torn me from my spotless home, and dragged me, blindfold and shrieking, through hedges, over stiles, and across a very difficult country, and left me, helpless and trembling, at your mercy! Yet not helpless, coward sir, for approach one step -- nay, but the twentieth part of one poor inch -- and this poniard shall teach ye what it is to lay unholy hands on old Stephen Trusty's daughter!"''

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->''"Unappalled by the calm dignity of blameless womanhood, your minion has torn me from my spotless home, and dragged me, blindfold and shrieking, through hedges, over stiles, and across a very difficult country, and left me, helpless and trembling, at your mercy! Yet not helpless, coward sir, for approach one step -- nay, step--nay, but the twentieth part of one poor inch -- and inch--and this poniard shall teach ye what it is to lay unholy hands on old Stephen Trusty's daughter!"''



An inversion almost as common as the trope itself is when the knife is for suicide rather than self-defensive--averting FateWorseThanDeath and invoking BetterToDieThanBeKilled.

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An inversion almost as common as the trope itself is when the knife is like a CyanidePill for suicide rather than self-defensive--averting FateWorseThanDeath and invoking BetterToDieThanBeKilled.
16th May '16 9:55:37 AM Doug86
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* ''[[Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Conan the Buccaneer]]'' has the inversion--all the virgins of Zingara carry small knives to kill ''themselves'' (they value chastity a bit too highly).

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* ''[[Literature/ConanTheBarbarian ''[[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan the Buccaneer]]'' has the inversion--all the virgins of Zingara carry small knives to kill ''themselves'' (they value chastity a bit too highly).
28th Apr '16 8:20:38 AM Eievie
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The villain has [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty cornered a beautiful maiden]]! Trembling at the very thought of his touch, she tearfully lifts her skirt, things look bad-- but what's this? She's pulled a knife from her garter! Before he can react, she stabs him, saving her virtue and possibly putting an end to his evil ways once and for all.

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The villain has [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty cornered a beautiful maiden]]! Trembling at the very thought of his touch, she tearfully lifts her skirt, things look bad-- but bad--but what's this? She's pulled a knife from her garter! Before he can react, she stabs him, saving her virtue and possibly putting an end to his evil ways once and for all.



An inversion almost as common as the trope itself is when the knife is for suicide -- combining FateWorseThanDeath and BetterToDieThanBeKilled.

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An inversion almost as common as the trope itself is when the knife is for suicide -- combining rather than self-defensive--averting FateWorseThanDeath and invoking BetterToDieThanBeKilled.



* ''Film/PansLabyrinth'': Mercedes carries such a knife. It's the same knife she uses in the kitchen, and she's [[{{Foreshadowing}} shown multiple times folding it back into her dress after she's done chopping vegetables.]] Her knife is not only used against her attacker, as is traditional, but also to cut through ropes binding get wrists.

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* ''Film/PansLabyrinth'': Mercedes carries such a knife. It's the same knife she uses to chop food in the kitchen, and she's [[{{Foreshadowing}} shown multiple times folding it the knife back into her dress after she's done chopping vegetables.]] vegetables]]. Her knife is not only used against her attacker, as is traditional, but also to cut through ropes binding get wrists.



* ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'': Jerin carries not only a dagger but also a small gun hidden under his clothes. It is this trope, as men are not usually armed in his culture. His family is a bit unusual in that respect. [[spoiler: It later turns out that he also carries a couple of lockpicks.]] It shows that their grandmothers were soldier-spies in the war -- ''everyone'' in the family is armed. (Yes, even the toddlers.) This causes great surprise when the family turns in their weapons before a visit at the royal palace, and Jerin is ordered by his eldest sister to be honest about his hidden weapons, as they don't want trouble. Later on, [[spoiler: the kidnappers are a bit more genre-savvy than is good for Jerin, and take his chastity dagger and gun away before he can use them. That is, until he applies [[AffectionatePickpocket some other skills]] men in his culture generally don't have, retrieving gun and lockpicks in the process.]]
* ''[[Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Conan the Buccaneer]]'' has another version - all the virgins of Zingara carry small knives to kill ''themselves'' (they value chastity a bit too highly).

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* ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'': Jerin carries not only a dagger but also a small gun hidden under his clothes. It is this trope, as men are not usually armed in his culture. His family is a bit unusual in that respect. [[spoiler: It later turns out that he also carries a couple of lockpicks.]] It shows that their grandmothers were soldier-spies in the war -- ''everyone'' war--''everyone'' in the family is armed. (Yes, even the toddlers.) This causes great surprise when the family turns in their weapons before a visit at the royal palace, and Jerin is ordered by his eldest sister to be honest about his hidden weapons, as they don't want trouble. Later on, [[spoiler: the kidnappers are a bit more genre-savvy than is good for Jerin, and take his chastity dagger and gun away before he can use them. That is, until he applies [[AffectionatePickpocket some other skills]] men in his culture generally don't have, retrieving gun and lockpicks in the process.]]
* ''[[Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Conan the Buccaneer]]'' has another version - all the inversion--all the virgins of Zingara carry small knives to kill ''themselves'' (they value chastity a bit too highly).



* While Asha Greyjoy of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is [[ActionGirl far from a timid and ladylike virgin]], she's still had to learn to defend herself in the NoWomansLand that is the Iron Islands (possibly more than most women, even, as her tomboyish attitude causes a lot of the men to want to '[[RapePortrayedAsRedemption put her in her place]]'). She keeps a dagger in VictoriasSecretCompartment and an axe by her side at all times, and refers to the latter as her "husband" whenever men make allusions about her being unmarried and thus available.
** Ygritte says all wildling women know how to defend themselves from unwanted advances, and implies that even if you do manage to rape a wildling woman, she'll kill you in your sleep. "A man can own a woman or a man can own a knife, but no man can own both."
* Aliena from ThePillarsOfTheEarth carries one strapped to her leg ever since she was raped early in the book

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* While Asha Greyjoy of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is [[ActionGirl far from a timid and ladylike virgin]], she's still had to learn to defend herself in the NoWomansLand that is the Iron Islands (possibly more than most women, even, as her tomboyish attitude causes a lot of the men to want to '[[RapePortrayedAsRedemption put [[RapePortrayedAsRedemption "put her in her place]]').place"]]). She keeps a dagger in VictoriasSecretCompartment and an axe by her side at all times, and refers to the latter as her "husband" whenever men make allusions about her being unmarried and thus available.
** Ygritte says all wildling women know how to defend themselves from unwanted advances, and implies that even if you do manage to rape a wildling woman, she'll kill you in your sleep. "A sleep.
-->'''Ygritte:''' A
man can own a woman or a man can own a knife, but no man can own both."
both.
* Aliena from ThePillarsOfTheEarth ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' carries one strapped to her leg ever since she was raped early in the book
26th Apr '16 8:23:36 PM dotchan
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* Male version in Series/{{Angel}} episode "Parting Gifts", Wesley shows he strapped a dagger to his thigh and boasts about being well prepared. During the big fight scene at the end, [[EpicFail he is unable to unstrap it]].
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