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3rd Feb '18 11:55:16 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/BringMeTheHeadOfTheMachineGunWoman'', the Machine Gun Woman conducts all of her bloody rampages while wearing six inch stiletto boots.
30th Jan '18 5:34:50 PM fearlessnikki
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* This leads to a bit of FridgeLogic and HypocriticalHumor in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', where Edna Mode berates capes for being impractical but still designs (and makes) high-heeled costumes for the heroines.

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* This leads to a bit of FridgeLogic and HypocriticalHumor in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', where Edna Mode berates capes for being impractical but still designs (and makes) high-heeled costumes for the heroines. Elastigirl is probably justified due to her powers but the rest of the female supers...



** Another Batman villainess who gets those in film is Harley Quinn for ''Film/SuicideSquad''. Creator/MargotRobbie [[http://www.imdb.com/imdbpicks/margot-robbie-suicide-squad-interview/ls063166429?pf_rd_m=A2FGELUUNOQJNL&pf_rd_p=2549061702&pf_rd_r=1419YQJ10H8DTE8N3A8Q&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=15061&pf_rd_i=homepage&ref_=hm_pks_mrs_sm highlighted]] how the stilettos are AwesomeButImpractical:

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** * Another Batman villainess who gets those in film is Harley Quinn for ''Film/SuicideSquad''. Creator/MargotRobbie [[http://www.imdb.com/imdbpicks/margot-robbie-suicide-squad-interview/ls063166429?pf_rd_m=A2FGELUUNOQJNL&pf_rd_p=2549061702&pf_rd_r=1419YQJ10H8DTE8N3A8Q&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=15061&pf_rd_i=homepage&ref_=hm_pks_mrs_sm highlighted]] how the stilettos are AwesomeButImpractical:



* In the ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' movie shows the impracticality of this, when Silk Spectre's boots slip out from under her, as she's trying to fight off the Comedian's rape attempt. On the other hand, her daughter seems to have no problem fighting in them during the prison breakout scene.
** Although in an interesting real-life subversion, if you pause the movie during various points in Silk Spectre II's prison fight scene, you can see that the actress is in fact wearing flat-soled boots as she walks. She's only in the high heels whenever she doesn't have to do anything action-oriented, or when she has to plant a heeled foot on a mook's chest.

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* In the ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' movie shows the impracticality of this, when Silk Spectre's boots slip out from under her, as she's trying to fight off the Comedian's rape attempt. On the other hand, her daughter seems to have no problem fighting in them during the prison breakout scene.
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scene. Although in an interesting real-life subversion, if you pause the movie during various points in Silk Spectre II's prison fight scene, you can see that the actress is in fact wearing flat-soled boots as she walks. She's only in the high heels whenever she doesn't have to do anything action-oriented, or when she has to plant a heeled foot on a mook's chest.



* Cynthia Rothrock. Fighting in tall stiletto heels. On glass table-tops. On a CARGO NET stretched over a two-story tall stack of boxes. Then she moved to Australia and her films got a little calmer.
** Played with in a scene from ''The Blonde Fury'' where she's having difficulty fighting a male opponent due in part to wearing high heels and a long skirt ([[ActionDressRip appropriately dealt with mid-fight]]). However, she actually discovers the heels can be to her advantage, after she (purely by chance) stabs him with one, and kicks him repeatedly with the other after the first shoe comes off.

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* Cynthia Rothrock. Fighting in tall stiletto heels. On glass table-tops. On a CARGO NET stretched over a two-story tall stack of boxes. Then she moved to Australia and her films got a little calmer.
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calmer. Played with in a scene from ''The Blonde Fury'' where she's having difficulty fighting a male opponent due in part to wearing high heels and a long skirt ([[ActionDressRip appropriately dealt with mid-fight]]). However, she actually discovers the heels can be to her advantage, after she (purely by chance) stabs him with one, and kicks him repeatedly with the other after the first shoe comes off.



* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Psylocke's thigh-high boots come with high heels, and Storm wears wedge heels with her Horseman [[spoiler:and X-Man attire]].

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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Psylocke's thigh-high boots come with high heels, and Storm wears wedge heels with her Horseman [[spoiler:and X-Man attire]]. Storm at least can fly, making hers semi justified by RuleOfCool.


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* ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' occasionally lampshaded this. One episode has Prue buying both her sisters an emergency pair of sneakers to slip on in case demons attack, and another has a replacement whitelighter criticise their clothing choices for fighting demons. Billie adopts an outfit for fighting demons with these shoes - and is told to give it up by the sisters.


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* Terri Runnels and The Kat had a match where they both wrestled in go-go boots. But as {{Fanservice}} was the aim, there wasn't too much running around or athleticism in it.
23rd Jan '18 7:28:23 PM WillBGood
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There is a [[FlameWar fierce debate]] over the use of this trope, ranging from a realistic point (they are very hard to balance, tiring to walk and can damage the feet and spine by prolonged use in real life), if it's a misogynystic tool in a male dominated medium just to make the heroines more appealing, or that they are only another trope in fantasy and comics, no more unrealistic than any other, but regardless some women become very good at keeping their balance in heels.

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There is a [[FlameWar fierce debate]] over the use of this trope, ranging from a realistic point (they are very hard to balance, tiring to walk and can damage the feet and spine by prolonged use in real life), if it's a misogynystic misogynistic tool in a male dominated medium just to make the heroines more appealing, or that they are only another trope in fantasy and comics, no more unrealistic than any other, but regardless some women become very good at keeping their balance in heels.
6th Jan '18 3:55:33 PM totoofze47
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* Irina Jelavic from ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' wears high-heeled sandals almost all the time, which don't hinder her work or her skill as a professional assassin.
20th Dec '17 5:41:59 PM Malady
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* Every female race except the Amani in ''TeraOnline'', with [[HornyDevils Castanics]] being the most notable.

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* Every female race except the Amani in ''TeraOnline'', ''Creator/TeraOnline'', with [[HornyDevils Castanics]] being the most notable.
20th Nov '17 2:50:50 PM Medinoc
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* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' uses ''platform'' stilettos in battle. The comic is often NSFW, but [[http://oglaf.com/plumes/ the page in question]] is safe.
10th Nov '17 2:17:28 AM doosland
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* Lucy Liu is 5'3 while Jonny Lee Miller is 5'10. When they play Joan and Sherlock in ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', Joan's UnlimitedWardrobe contains a lot of CombatStilettos to [[ScullyBox combat the height difference]]. She's not a hands-on ActionGirl but is a BadassBookworm, an ex-surgeon, and a skilled detective.

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* Lucy Liu is 5'3 5'2 while Jonny Lee Miller is 5'10. When they play Joan and Sherlock in ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', Joan's UnlimitedWardrobe contains a lot of CombatStilettos to [[ScullyBox combat the height difference]]. She's not a hands-on ActionGirl but is a BadassBookworm, an ex-surgeon, and a skilled detective.
1st Oct '17 9:45:35 AM Jubileus57
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** One of the "Thing" stickers in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' is a giant stiletto that crushes enemies repeatedly with its heel.

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** * One of the "Thing" stickers in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' is a giant stiletto that crushes enemies repeatedly with its heel.
18th Sep '17 11:11:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has an assassin named Blue Eyes who once threw a stiletto into a man's eye socket and killed him. [[Film/AustinPowers But who throws a shoe? Honestly!]]
18th Sep '17 10:48:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ComicBook/LadyDeath wears black high-heeled boots as part of her standard DarkActionGirl combat [[{{Stripperiffic}} "outfit"]].



* Fanfiction author KhaosOmega takes this up to eleven - several times over. With pairs ranging from the common aspects of the trope up to ballet heels and almost anything inbetween, his fanfictions even include an ability that makes someone even faster in heels instead of the other way around. And it's not just the girls, either, several male characters (prominently including his self-based OC Jet Brazie) often wear heels as well.



* Fanfiction author KhaosOmega takes this up to eleven - several times over. With pairs ranging from the common aspects of the trope up to ballet heels and almost anything inbetween, his fanfictions even include an ability that makes someone even faster in heels instead of the other way around. And it's not just the girls, either, several male characters (prominently including his self-based OC Jet Brazie) often wear heels as well.

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* Fanfiction author KhaosOmega takes this up to eleven - several times over. With pairs ranging from the common aspects of the trope up to ballet heels and almost anything inbetween, his fanfictions even include an ability that makes someone even faster in heels instead of the other way around. And it's not just the girls, either, several male characters (prominently including his self-based OC Jet Brazie) often wear heels as well.
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