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12th May '16 3:06:30 AM MajinAkuma
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* Likewise averted in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. Asuka has never a Designated Girl Fight in the entire series, except that one Tag Duel Match against Rei and Kenzaki, but Rei wasn't Asuka's main opponent, they even ''switched'' their partners during the duel, just because Asuka was irritated by Judai's cold behaviour.

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* Likewise averted in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. Asuka has never a Designated Girl Fight in the entire series, except that one Tag Duel Match against Rei and Kenzaki, Kenzan, but Rei wasn't Asuka's main opponent, they even ''switched'' their partners during the duel, just because Asuka was irritated by Judai's cold behaviour.



** We have Aki vs Misty in the Dark Signer arc. It's actually not a classic ActionGirl vs DarkActionGirl battle, as Aki is a DarkActionGirl herself for half of this duel while Misty is an AntiVillain who is focused on RevengeBeforeReason. It's hard to decide which of them is crazier at that point.
** However, Carly and Ruka avert this trope in this Dark Signer arc. (Jack vs Carly. Ruka & Rua vs Demack.)

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** We have Aki vs vs. Misty in the Dark Signer arc. It's actually not a classic ActionGirl vs DarkActionGirl battle, as Aki is a DarkActionGirl herself for half of this duel while Misty is an AntiVillain who is focused on RevengeBeforeReason. It's hard to decide which of them is crazier at that point.
** However, Carly and Ruka Luca avert this trope in this the Dark Signer arc. (Jack vs Carly. Ruka Luca & Rua Lua vs Demack.)


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* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'': Rio has her first on-screen duel with Aika Hanazoe.
12th Apr '16 2:03:07 PM valar55
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Essentially, when the Hero needs to fight a girl, he must get a Pinch Hitter to take his spot. Sometimes the Hero's girlfriend gets this as her role. Often the job of TheChick in the FiveManBand is to smack the [[TheDarkChick supervillainess]] around, essentially becoming the team's Designated Hitter for all female villains.

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Essentially, when the Hero needs to fight a girl, he must get a Pinch Pitch Hitter to take his spot. Sometimes the Hero's girlfriend gets this as her role. Often the job of TheChick in the FiveManBand is to smack the [[TheDarkChick supervillainess]] around, essentially becoming the team's Designated Hitter for all female villains.
4th Apr '16 2:24:01 AM Mhazard
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* You can virtually invoke this in any PlayerVersusPlayer situation, be it two female character facing off each other, or two female gamers competing each other.

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* You can virtually invoke this in any PlayerVersusPlayer situation, be it two female character characters facing off each other, or two female gamers competing each other.
4th Apr '16 2:23:37 AM Mhazard
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* You can virtually invoke this in any PlayerVersusPlayer situation, be it two female character facing off each other, or two female gamers competing each other.
4th Apr '16 2:21:53 AM Mhazard
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* Jinx vs. Miranda Frost in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', although the ''Film/JamesBond'' series has featured occasions where Bond has fought and killed women.

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* Jinx vs. Miranda Frost in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', although the ''Film/JamesBond'' series has featured occasions where [[WouldHitAGirl Bond has fought and killed women.women]].
31st Mar '16 4:23:39 AM captainpat
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** [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Yang Xiao Long]] vs. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Tifa Lockheart]], battle of the [[BoobsOfSteel busty]] [[GoodOldFisticuffs boxing]] [[CuteBruiser brawlers]]. [[spoiler:Yang wins. Tifa's Premium Heart boosts her strength by a lot, but crucially it resets after Tifa uses a LimitBreak, while Yang's own ability to increase her strength through her Semblence is SoulPower and hence cannot be disabled or removed. Coupled with Yang's superior durability (as opposed to Tifa's GlassCannon tendencies), Yang is able to withstand the worst of Tifa's hits and get the killing move in.]]

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** [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Yang Xiao Long]] vs. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Tifa Lockheart]], battle of the [[BoobsOfSteel busty]] [[GoodOldFisticuffs boxing]] [[CuteBruiser brawlers]]. [[spoiler:Yang wins. Tifa's Premium Heart boosts her strength by a lot, but crucially it resets after Tifa uses a LimitBreak, while Yang's own ability to increase her strength through her Semblence is SoulPower and hence cannot be disabled or removed. Coupled with Yang's superior durability (as opposed to Tifa's GlassCannon tendencies), Yang is able to withstand the worst of Tifa's hits and get the killing move in.]]



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28th Jan '16 6:27:25 PM ANTMuddle
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If one girl is the [[EvilCounterpart morality-reversed equivalent of the other]], the odds are increased exponentially.

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If one girl is the [[EvilCounterpart morality-reversed equivalent of the other]], other]] (for example, TheChick and TheDarkChick, or the ActionGirl and DarkActionGirl), the odds are increased exponentially.
28th Jan '16 8:54:21 AM JBK405
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Might lead to a CatFight, but more often nowadays the fight is otherwise played seriously. Compare CounterpartCombatCoordination. [[JustifiedTrope Almost always happen]] in WorldOfActionGirls too.

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Might lead to a CatFight, but more often nowadays the fight is otherwise played seriously. Compare CounterpartCombatCoordination. [[JustifiedTrope Almost always happen]] in WorldOfActionGirls too.
CounterpartCombatCoordination.
22nd Jan '16 9:19:30 AM Chazz
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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'' has Big Barda and Wonder Woman teamed up while they're invading Apokolips to get back Kara. Superman and Batman encounter assorted soldiers, monsters and [[MechaMook robots]]. The pair end up fighting, of course, the Female Furies. Absolutely not a CatFight, though, despite most of them being in revealing costumes; it's actually one of the most brutal back-and-forth brawls of the film, right up to Barda's spear being [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice put to good use]] on-screen.
2nd Jan '16 10:15:40 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Orihime's first fight involved a female hollow who took control of male students from a desire to use them to abuse and kill female victims. It was Tatsuki falling prey to this hollow while trying to protect Orihime that forced Orihime to manifest her powers in defence of Tatsuki. It's the only time in the entire story that Orihime has been able to summon killing intent in battle.
** During the Soul Society Arc, the only combat-oriented female captain was dealt with by the only female fighter on the protagonist's side. Soifon only entered the fighting when Ukitake's female aide became involved, and was confronted by her former mentor, Yoruichi. Both women are ninja-trained and incredibly brutal combatants.
** During the battle for Karakura Town, Harribel's all-female group did not confront the adult male captains; they took on [[ChildProdigy Captain Hitsugaya]] and his female lieutenant. When Rangiku ran into trouble with Harribel's three fraccions, she was rescued by Hinamori - another female; Hitsugaya obtained reinforcements from the female Visoreds - Lisa and Hiyori. Rangiku and Hinamori were only rescued by male fighters when the fraccions [[FusionDance created]] a ''male'' chimaera that was beyond the power of any lieutenant to fight.
** In the Lost Agent Arc, Jackie and Riruka are the only female Fullbringers. Jackie has dominatrix overtones, so does get to fight a man - but only Renji, whose battle etiquette involves going easy on female fighters because they're female, and because she needs a lesson in battle morality from a sympathetic male. Riruka, however, is very girly, obsessed with cute and lovable things, and doesn't want to be Ichigo's enemy. She only fights Rukia, one of the major protagonists, who doesn't like hurting humans, and who shares Riruka's love of cute things.
* Subverted in ''Manhua/CyberWeaponZ''. When Anling fights Soti, she has no idea that Soti is female since [[SweetPollyOliver she's wearing a male uniform and a rather impersonal helmet]].



* In the Kyoto Arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'':
** The men are sent off to Shishio's lair, while the rest of the gang stays behind - and are subsequently attacked by the rest of the Ten Swords. Since the show lacks a variety of villainesses, Kaoru and Misao get their first and pretty much only real fight against Kamatari... a crossdresser.
** Weirdly, the trope was almost not-followed-by-the-letter back then. Okina's division of enemies at first had Kaoru and Yahiko assigned to face Hen-ya, and Misao would face Kamatari alone. But then some insults from both parties reassembled them to what it ended up as. In fact, the original division would've made far more sense, as letting a novice swordsman such as Yahiko to fight by himself is not a good idea in any way...
* Part of the new footage in the ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' CompilationMovie includes a fight between [[ActionGirl Yoko]] and [[DarkActionGirl Adiane]] outside of their [[HumongousMecha Ganmen]], most of which Yoko spends sporting GodivaHair and culminating in Yoko somehow [[HammerspaceHair hiding a pistol in her hair scrunchie]].

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', most of Lucy's 1vs1-opponents are females (Sherry, the BrainwashedAndCrazy Juvia, Angel, Flare), but she has also defeated males (Bixlow and Byro). Erza however fights usually against the strong ones (TheDragon guys), with a few of them being female (Ikaruga, [[EvilCounterpart Erza Knightwalker]]). But she too defeated some male opponents like Azuma and Aria. Erza's battle with Midnight can be mistaken for a Designated Girl Fight at first glance, but in all actuality, Midnight [[DudeLooksLikeALady is a dude]]. The Grand Magic Games plays this trope straight where almost every female fights another female (Lucy vs. Flare, Mirajane vs. Jenny, Kagura vs. Yukino, Wendy vs. Chelia). It goes UpToEleven during the Naval Battle where six of seven participants are females and fighting in swimsuits. After that during the Battle Royale, there is ''[[MeleeATrois Erza vs. Kagura vs. Minerva]]''. Plus there's Juvia vs. Merudy in the Tenrou Island arc. And Erza's battle with Coordinator in TheMovie.
** ''Fairy Tail'' has a good number of aversions of the Designated Girl Fight tropes as well. While Lucy has a good number of Designated Girl Fights, even she has some male adversaries. In addition to Byro and Bixlow, she also fought Uosuke, one of the male Executioners (in the Grand Magic Games Arc of all arcs), and while she did have to fight the brainwashed Juvia, the real enemy was Vidaldus Taka. Erza, as mentioned before, usually fights the strong Dragon type foes, and while some were women (like Minerva, Ikaruga, and her own Edolas counterpart), a good number of them were dudes as well. She defeated Aria with ease in the Phantom Lord Arc, battled Azuma in the Tenrou Island Arc, and her fight in the Oración Seis Arc was possibly ''the'' strangest aversion in the series: Midnight. A man who can be ''very'' easily mistaken for a woman. Plus, she battled Cobra in the anime-exclusive Key of the Starry Skies Arc. And during the Tenrou Island Arc, Ultear, the main female powerhouse of Grimoire Heart, had ''Gray'' as her opponent.
* In the Kyoto Arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'':
** The men are sent off to Shishio's lair, while
''VideoGame/FatalFury'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame motion picture]], Mai Shiranui ''finally'' [[FauxActionGirl kicks her bad fighting luck aside]] as she faces Panni, the rest of local DarkActionGirl, to help solve a HostageSituation. [[CurbStompBattle And totally curb-stomps her.]]
* Semi-averted in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Riza Hawkeye is
the gang stays behind - only female member of Mustang's team and are subsequently attacked by Lust is Father's only daughter, so naturally an altercation between the rest of two occurs. However, this isn't really a fight so much as Hawkeye redundantly shooting Lust repeatedly until Mustang comes along to finish things.
* In ''Anime/GunXSword'',
the Ten Swords. Since the show lacks a variety of villainesses, Kaoru and Misao get their first and pretty much time we see Fasalina in action Carmen is the only real one around to fight against Kamatari... her, this is turns into a crossdresser.
** Weirdly,
challenge so that Carmen is always looking for Fasalina, conveniently pairing them in fights.
* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Seras Victoria kills Jessica,
the trope was almost not-followed-by-the-letter back then. Okina's division of enemies at first had Kaoru and Yahiko assigned to face Hen-ya, and Misao would face Kamatari alone. But ''female'' vampire in volume one, then some insults from both parties reassembled them she fights Zorin Blitz in a big battle. Although later it seems she was going to what it battle [[spoiler:the Captain]], that fight ended up as. In fact, the original division would've made far more sense, as letting a novice swordsman such as Yahiko to fight by himself is not a good idea in any way...
* Part of
[[spoiler:about Pip vs Captain with him giving the new footage in deadly blow]].
** [[spoiler: Well, Pip did deliver
the ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' CompilationMovie includes a fight between [[ActionGirl Yoko]] final blow, but that's it. Unless guiding Seras during her duel with the captain counted as doing something.]]
** Actually, [[spoiler: Seras
and [[DarkActionGirl Adiane]] outside of their [[HumongousMecha Ganmen]], most of which Yoko spends sporting GodivaHair and culminating in Yoko somehow [[HammerspaceHair hiding Pip both took on The Captain together]].
** Averted with Alucard against Rip van Winkle ([[CurbStompBattle if you call that
a pistol in her hair scrunchie]].fight.]])



* In ''Manga/ShamanKing'', it is noticeable that one of the two all-girl teams, Hao's Hanagumi (Team Flowers), fights two battles against three females- once against Anna, Tamao, and Jun, and another against the team "Magical Princess".

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* In ''Manga/ShamanKing'', it ''Manga/OnePiece''.
** Zig-zagged at Little Garden, where the crew
is noticeable attacked by four Baroque Works agents, including Miss Valentine and Miss Goldenweek. Miss Goldenweek only plays a passive role in any fights, though, and Nami and Vivi are quickly incapacitated, leaving Valentine to hand Usopp his ass until they're freed and one-shot her.
** Averted in Thriller Bark, where Perona ends up fighting Usopp.
** Played also in the Baroque Works Saga--amongst the final team
that fights the heroes, there are two girls. One of them, Miss Merrychristmas, is not exactly... ladylike. She, along with her partner, fights Chopper and Usopp. Miss Doublefinger, on the other hand, who is a typical DarkActionGirl, have a one-on-one fight with Nami.
** Zig-zagged in the CP 9 Saga: The CP 9 have one female member, [[spoiler:Kalifa]]. At first she fights Sanji - he is much stronger than her, but the fight still ends with obvious results, due to Sanji rather wanting to die than kicking a girl. A short while later she is pitted against Nami (who started off going up against Kumidori before fleeing,) and we get the straight example.
** Bizarrely [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in Impel Down arc when Ivankov is breaking out of Impel Down he's confronted with
one of the two all-girl teams, Hao's Hanagumi (Team Flowers), wardens, [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only female among them]]. In order to fight her, Iva uses his Devil Fruit powers to physically turn himself into a woman.
** Averted in the Punk Hazard arc. Monet, the female on Clown's team,
fights two battles against three females- male Zoro and female Tashigi together, with Zoro doing most of the work. This fight also contrasts him to Sanji - Sanji would have fallen over at once against Anna, Tamao, and Jun, and another against the team "Magical Princess".to Monet's sex appeal, while Zoro has no problems chopping her into tiny bits (luckily for her, she has a Devil Fruit preventing this from being fatal).



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Orihime's first fight involved a female hollow who took control of male students from a desire to use them to abuse and kill female victims. It was Tatsuki falling prey to this hollow while trying to protect Orihime that forced Orihime to manifest her powers in defence of Tatsuki. It's the only time in the entire story that Orihime has been able to summon killing intent in battle.
** During the Soul Society Arc, the only combat-oriented female captain was dealt with by the only female fighter on the protagonist's side. Soifon only entered the fighting when Ukitake's female aide became involved, and was confronted by her former mentor, Yoruichi. Both women are ninja-trained and incredibly brutal combatants.
** During the battle for Karakura Town, Harribel's all-female group did not confront the adult male captains; they took on [[ChildProdigy Captain Hitsugaya]] and his female lieutenant. When Rangiku ran into trouble with Harribel's three fraccions, she was rescued by Hinamori - another female; Hitsugaya obtained reinforcements from the female Visoreds - Lisa and Hiyori. Rangiku and Hinamori were only rescued by male fighters when the fraccions [[FusionDance created]] a ''male'' chimaera that was beyond the power of any lieutenant to fight.
** In the Lost Agent Arc, Jackie and Riruka are the only female Fullbringers. Jackie has dominatrix overtones, so does get to fight a man - but only Renji, whose battle etiquette involves going easy on female fighters because they're female, and because she needs a lesson in battle morality from a sympathetic male. Riruka, however, is very girly, obsessed with cute and lovable things, and doesn't want to be Ichigo's enemy. She only fights Rukia, one of the major protagonists, who doesn't like hurting humans, and who shares Riruka's love of cute things.
* In ''Anime/GunXSword'', the first time we see Fasalina in action Carmen is the only one around to fight her, this is turns into a challenge so that Carmen is always looking for Fasalina, conveniently pairing them in fights.
* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Seras Victoria kills Jessica, the ''female'' vampire in volume one, then she fights Zorin Blitz in a big battle. Although later it seems she was going to battle [[spoiler:the Captain]], that fight ended up more [[spoiler:about Pip vs Captain with him giving the deadly blow]].
** [[spoiler: Well, Pip did deliver the final blow, but that's it. Unless guiding Seras during her duel with the captain counted as doing something.]]
** Actually, [[spoiler: Seras and Pip both took on The Captain together]].
** Averted with Alucard against Rip van Winkle ([[CurbStompBattle if you call that a fight.]])
* Semi-averted in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Riza Hawkeye is the only female member of Mustang's team and Lust is Father's only daughter, so naturally an altercation between the two occurs. However, this isn't really a fight so much as Hawkeye redundantly shooting Lust repeatedly until Mustang comes along to finish things.
* Bizarrely [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in ''OnePiece''. When Ivankov is breaking out of Impel Down he's confronted with one of the wardens, [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only female among them]]. In order to fight her, Iva uses his Devil Fruit powers to physically turn himself into a woman.
** Played with in the Baroque Works Saga--amongst the final team that fights the heroes, there are two girls. One of them, Miss Merrychristmas, is not exactly... ladylike. She, along with her partner, fights Chopper and Usopp. Miss Doublefinger, on the other hand, who is a typical DarkActionGirl, have a one-on-one fight with Nami.
** Zig-zagged in the CP 9 Saga: The CP 9 have one female member, [[spoiler:Kalifa]]. At first she fights Sanji - he is much stronger than her, but the fight still ends with obvious results, due to Sanji rather wanting to die than kicking a girl. A short while later she is pitted against Nami (who started off going up against Kumidori before fleeing,) and we get the straight example.
** Averted in the Punk Hazard arc. Monet, the female on Clown's team, fights male Zoro and female Tashigi together, with Zoro doing most of the work. This fight also contrasts him to Sanji - Sanji would have fallen over at once to Monet's sex appeal, while Zoro has no problems chopping her into tiny bits (luckily for her, she has a Devil Fruit preventing this from being fatal).
** Also averted in Thriller Bark, where Perona ends up fighting Usopp.
** Also zig-zagged at Little Garden, where the crew is attacked by four Baroque Works agents, including Miss Valentine and Miss Goldenweek. Miss Goldenweek only plays a passive role in any fights, though, and Nami and Vivi are quickly incapacitated, leaving Valentine to hand Usopp his ass until they're freed and one-shot her.
** Averted in the Dressrosa Arc. Nami, Chopper, Momonosuke and Brook fights against Jora and the latter deals the finishing attack on Jora to cease her Devil Fruit Ability but the fight expanded into the anime with Nami being the one to defeat her after Jora went OneWingedAngel. Sai battling against Baby 5 which ends with the latter "eliminated" (As in falling in love). Then there is Rebecca encountering Diamante recently who [[spoiler:happened to killed her mother]]. Of course Usopp [[spoiler:was the one to scare Sugar out of commission ''twice'', the first time being her own doing]].
* In the ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame motion picture]], Mai Shiranui ''finally'' [[FauxActionGirl kicks her bad fighting luck aside]] as she faces Panni, the local DarkActionGirl, to help solve a HostageSituation. [[CurbStompBattle And totally curb-stomps her.]]
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', most of Lucy's 1vs1-opponents are females (Sherry, the BrainwashedAndCrazy Juvia, Angel, Flare), but she has also defeated males (Bixlow and Byro). Erza however fights usually against the strong ones (TheDragon guys), with a few of them being female (Ikaruga, [[EvilCounterpart Erza Knightwalker]]). But she too defeated some male opponents like Azuma and Aria. Erza's battle with Midnight can be mistaken for a Designated Girl Fight at first glance, but in all actuality, Midnight [[DudeLooksLikeALady is a dude]]. The Grand Magic Games plays this trope straight where almost every female fights another female (Lucy vs. Flare, Mirajane vs. Jenny, Kagura vs. Yukino, Wendy vs. Chelia). It goes UpToEleven during the Naval Battle where six of seven participants are females and fighting in swimsuits. After that during the Battle Royale, there is ''[[MeleeATrois Erza vs. Kagura vs. Minerva]]''. Plus there's Juvia vs. Merudy in the Tenrou Island arc. And Erza's battle with Coordinator in TheMovie.
** ''Fairy Tail'' has a good number of aversions of the Designated Girl Fight tropes as well. While Lucy has a good number of Designated Girl Fights, even she has some male adversaries. In addition to Byro and Bixlow, she also fought Uosuke, one of the male Executioners (in the Grand Magic Games Arc of all arcs), and while she did have to fight the brainwashed Juvia, the real enemy was Vidaldus Taka. Erza, as mentioned before, usually fights the strong Dragon type foes, and while some were women (like Minerva, Ikaruga, and her own Edolas counterpart), a good number of them were dudes as well. She defeated Aria with ease in the Phantom Lord Arc, battled Azuma in the Tenrou Island Arc, and her fight in the Oración Seis Arc was possibly ''the'' strangest aversion in the series: Midnight. A man who can be ''very'' easily mistaken for a woman. Plus, she battled Cobra in the anime-exclusive Key of the Starry Skies Arc. And during the Tenrou Island Arc, Ultear, the main female powerhouse of Grimoire Heart, had ''Gray'' as her opponent.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Orihime's first fight involved a female hollow who took control of male students from a desire to use them to abuse and kill female victims. It was Tatsuki falling prey to this hollow while trying to protect Orihime that forced Orihime to manifest her powers in defence of Tatsuki. It's the only time in the entire story that Orihime has been able to summon killing intent in battle.
** During the Soul Society Arc, the only combat-oriented female captain was dealt with by the only female fighter on the protagonist's side. Soifon only entered the fighting when Ukitake's female aide became involved, and was confronted by her former mentor, Yoruichi. Both women are ninja-trained and incredibly brutal combatants.
** During the battle for Karakura Town, Harribel's all-female group did not confront the adult male captains; they took on [[ChildProdigy Captain Hitsugaya]] and his female lieutenant. When Rangiku ran into trouble with Harribel's three fraccions, she was rescued by Hinamori - another female; Hitsugaya obtained reinforcements from the female Visoreds - Lisa and Hiyori. Rangiku and Hinamori were only rescued by male fighters when the fraccions [[FusionDance created]] a ''male'' chimaera that was beyond the power of any lieutenant to fight.
**
In the Lost Agent Arc, Jackie and Riruka Kyoto Arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'':
** The men
are sent off to Shishio's lair, while the only female Fullbringers. Jackie has dominatrix overtones, so does get to fight a man - but only Renji, whose battle etiquette involves going easy on female fighters because they're female, and because she needs a lesson in battle morality from a sympathetic male. Riruka, however, is very girly, obsessed with cute and lovable things, and doesn't want to be Ichigo's enemy. She only fights Rukia, one rest of the major protagonists, who doesn't like hurting humans, gang stays behind - and who shares Riruka's love of cute things.
* In ''Anime/GunXSword'', the first time we see Fasalina in action Carmen is the only one around to fight her, this is turns into a challenge so that Carmen is always looking for Fasalina, conveniently pairing them in fights.
* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Seras Victoria kills Jessica, the ''female'' vampire in volume one, then she fights Zorin Blitz in a big battle. Although later it seems she was going to battle [[spoiler:the Captain]], that fight ended up more [[spoiler:about Pip vs Captain with him giving the deadly blow]].
** [[spoiler: Well, Pip did deliver the final blow, but that's it. Unless guiding Seras during her duel with the captain counted as doing something.]]
** Actually, [[spoiler: Seras and Pip both took on The Captain together]].
** Averted with Alucard against Rip van Winkle ([[CurbStompBattle if you call that a fight.]])
* Semi-averted in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Riza Hawkeye is the only female member of Mustang's team and Lust is Father's only daughter, so naturally an altercation between the two occurs. However, this isn't really a fight so much as Hawkeye redundantly shooting Lust repeatedly until Mustang comes along to finish things.
* Bizarrely [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in ''OnePiece''. When Ivankov is breaking out of Impel Down he's confronted with one of the wardens, [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only female among them]]. In order to fight her, Iva uses his Devil Fruit powers to physically turn himself into a woman.
** Played with in the Baroque Works Saga--amongst the final team that fights the heroes, there
are two girls. One of them, Miss Merrychristmas, is not exactly... ladylike. She, along with her partner, fights Chopper and Usopp. Miss Doublefinger, on the other hand, who is a typical DarkActionGirl, have a one-on-one fight with Nami.
** Zig-zagged in the CP 9 Saga: The CP 9 have one female member, [[spoiler:Kalifa]]. At first she fights Sanji - he is much stronger than her, but the fight still ends with obvious results, due to Sanji rather wanting to die than kicking a girl. A short while later she is pitted against Nami (who started off going up against Kumidori before fleeing,) and we get the straight example.
** Averted in the Punk Hazard arc. Monet, the female on Clown's team, fights male Zoro and female Tashigi together, with Zoro doing most of the work. This fight also contrasts him to Sanji - Sanji would have fallen over at once to Monet's sex appeal, while Zoro has no problems chopping her into tiny bits (luckily for her, she has a Devil Fruit preventing this from being fatal).
** Also averted in Thriller Bark, where Perona ends up fighting Usopp.
** Also zig-zagged at Little Garden, where the crew is
subsequently attacked by four Baroque Works agents, including Miss Valentine the rest of the Ten Swords. Since the show lacks a variety of villainesses, Kaoru and Miss Goldenweek. Miss Goldenweek Misao get their first and pretty much only plays a passive role in any fights, though, and Nami and Vivi are quickly incapacitated, leaving Valentine to hand Usopp his ass until they're freed and one-shot her.
** Averted in the Dressrosa Arc. Nami, Chopper, Momonosuke and Brook fights
real fight against Jora Kamatari... a crossdresser.
** Weirdly, the trope was almost not-followed-by-the-letter back then. Okina's division of enemies at first had Kaoru
and Yahiko assigned to face Hen-ya, and Misao would face Kamatari alone. But then some insults from both parties reassembled them to what it ended up as. In fact, the latter deals the finishing attack on Jora original division would've made far more sense, as letting a novice swordsman such as Yahiko to cease her Devil Fruit Ability but the fight expanded into by himself is not a good idea in any way...
* Manga/SaintSeiya:
** Shaina with Marin in
the anime with Nami being Shaina where she gets her butt kicked with soldiers watching. Strangely averted in the Manga.
** In Poseidon Arc Thetis with Shaina. Though she does give Shaina quite a run for her money.
* In ''Manga/ShamanKing'', it is noticeable that
one to defeat her after Jora went OneWingedAngel. Sai battling of the two all-girl teams, Hao's Hanagumi (Team Flowers), fights two battles against Baby 5 which ends with the latter "eliminated" (As in falling in love). Then there is Rebecca encountering Diamante recently who [[spoiler:happened to killed her mother]]. Of course Usopp [[spoiler:was the one to scare Sugar out of commission ''twice'', the first time being her own doing]].
* In the ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame motion picture]], Mai Shiranui ''finally'' [[FauxActionGirl kicks her bad fighting luck aside]] as she faces Panni, the local DarkActionGirl, to help solve a HostageSituation. [[CurbStompBattle And totally curb-stomps her.]]
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', most of Lucy's 1vs1-opponents are females (Sherry, the BrainwashedAndCrazy Juvia, Angel, Flare), but she has also defeated males (Bixlow
three females- once against Anna, Tamao, and Byro). Erza however fights usually Jun, and another against the strong ones (TheDragon guys), with a few team "Magical Princess".
* Part
of them being female (Ikaruga, [[EvilCounterpart Erza Knightwalker]]). But she too defeated some male opponents like Azuma and Aria. Erza's battle with Midnight can be mistaken for a Designated Girl Fight at first glance, but in all actuality, Midnight [[DudeLooksLikeALady is a dude]]. The Grand Magic Games plays this trope straight where almost every female fights another female (Lucy vs. Flare, Mirajane vs. Jenny, Kagura vs. Yukino, Wendy vs. Chelia). It goes UpToEleven during the Naval Battle where six of seven participants are females and fighting in swimsuits. After that during the Battle Royale, there is ''[[MeleeATrois Erza vs. Kagura vs. Minerva]]''. Plus there's Juvia vs. Merudy new footage in the Tenrou Island arc. And Erza's battle with Coordinator in TheMovie.
** ''Fairy Tail'' has
''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' CompilationMovie includes a good number of aversions of the Designated Girl Fight tropes as well. While Lucy has a good number of Designated Girl Fights, even she has some male adversaries. In addition to Byro and Bixlow, she also fought Uosuke, one of the male Executioners (in the Grand Magic Games Arc of all arcs), and while she did have to fight the brainwashed Juvia, the real enemy was Vidaldus Taka. Erza, as mentioned before, usually fights the strong Dragon type foes, between [[ActionGirl Yoko]] and while some were women (like Minerva, Ikaruga, [[DarkActionGirl Adiane]] outside of their [[HumongousMecha Ganmen]], most of which Yoko spends sporting GodivaHair and culminating in Yoko somehow [[HammerspaceHair hiding a pistol in her own Edolas counterpart), a good number of them were dudes as well. She defeated Aria with ease in the Phantom Lord Arc, battled Azuma in the Tenrou Island Arc, and her fight in the Oración Seis Arc was possibly ''the'' strangest aversion in the series: Midnight. A man who can be ''very'' easily mistaken for a woman. Plus, she battled Cobra in the anime-exclusive Key of the Starry Skies Arc. And during the Tenrou Island Arc, Ultear, the main female powerhouse of Grimoire Heart, had ''Gray'' as her opponent.hair scrunchie]].



* Subverted in ''Manhua/CyberWeaponZ''. When Anling fights Soti, she has no idea that Soti is female since [[SweetPollyOliver she's wearing a male uniform and a rather impersonal helmet]].
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