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26th Mar '17 5:05:42 PM Redmujin
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* Inverted and then defied in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Gems are [[OneGenderRace designated to be always female]] and have always fought one another because of the Crystal Gems protecting Earth. When [[HalfHumanHybrid Steven]] came into the picture, he is forced to fight girls [[spoiler:and monsters who used to be girls]] as well. It is very rare to see another male fighting the same gender here.

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* Inverted and then defied in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Gems as a species are [[OneGenderRace designated to be always female]] entirely female-coded]], and have always fought one another because since the cast is composed of the Crystal Gems protecting Earth. Gems, warrior rebels sworn to defend the Earth, and their Homeworld enemies (who so far have included a ruthless super soldier built for DPS attacks, a hostile hydrokinetic "water witch" with terraforming capacity, and an exceptionally cranky sysadmin with a host of robot servants and magi-tek prosthetics), every serious, titanic battle in the series is girl-versus-girl. When [[HalfHumanHybrid Steven]] came comes into the picture, all of his enemies and the people he is forced has to fight are girls [[spoiler:and monsters who used to be girls]] as well. It is very rare to see another male fighting In fact, except for Steven's {{Kayfabe matches as Tiger Millionaire}}, there are no male-on-male fights in the same gender here.series ''at all'', and half the time, Steven is the one who leaps in to stop the senior Crystal Gems from just whaling on their opponent until they pop.
23rd Mar '17 4:08:00 AM LondonKdS
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This tends to be the end result of a basically gendered aspect of many superheroes: male superheros tend to have a generally male RoguesGallery, while superheroines tend to have [[MonogenderMonsters female villains]]. Thus, a LegionOfDoom team-up tends to be fought along gender lines.

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This tends to be the end result of a basically gendered aspect of many superheroes: male superheros tend to have a generally male RoguesGallery, while superheroines tend to have [[MonogenderMonsters female villains]]. Thus, a LegionOfDoom team-up tends to be fought along gender lines.
lines. And in team versus team cases, some creators and readers have [[WouldNotHitAGirl inhibitions]] about a male hero beating up a woman, no matter how evil or threatening she is.
21st Mar '17 4:46:00 AM Amon_Ra
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** 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).

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** 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).the swordsman did not use his Haki power).
14th Mar '17 10:01:33 PM merotoker
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** Also, during a battle between the X-Men and SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}'s first Brotherhood of Mutants, ComicBook/JeanGrey was more than eager to fight against the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, as the guys wouldn't fight her.

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** Also, during a battle between the X-Men and SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}'s ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s first Brotherhood of Mutants, ComicBook/JeanGrey was more than eager to fight against the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, as the guys wouldn't fight her.



** Because Scott WouldntHitAGirl, his fight with Roxy involves Ramona fighting her using Scott as a PeoplePuppet.

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** Because Scott WouldntHitAGirl, his fight with Roxy involves Ramona fighting her using Scott as a PeoplePuppet.{{People Puppet|s}}.



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* ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', where Peach and Mimi face off one on one at the end. The game also has a Designated BigGuy Fight between Bowser and O'Chunks.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', where Peach and Mimi face off one on one at the end. The game also has a Designated BigGuy [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] Fight between Bowser and O'Chunks.



* Originally averted by the old ''[[Wrestling/WWEVideoGames Smackdown vs. Raw]]'' games, which allowed male on female matches and even had an 'undetermined' gender to allow characters to win both male and female titles. One entry in the series actually had a challenge mission that tasked the player with using Wrestling/CandiceMichelle to defeat [[MightyGlacier The Great Khali]]. Unfortunately the series has succumbed to political correctness in recent years and the only match type that can feature both males and females is the mixed tag match. If you are controlling a male character then the game makes it almost impossible for you to strike a female competitor and you are forced to tag out. If you do somehow manage to land a blow then you automatically lose the match by DQ.

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* Originally averted by the old ''[[Wrestling/WWEVideoGames ''[[VideoGame/WWEVideoGames Smackdown vs. Raw]]'' games, which allowed male on female matches and even had an 'undetermined' gender to allow characters to win both male and female titles. One entry in the series actually had a challenge mission that tasked the player with using Wrestling/CandiceMichelle to defeat [[MightyGlacier The Great Khali]]. Unfortunately the series has succumbed to political correctness in recent years and the only match type that can feature both males and females is the mixed tag match. If you are controlling a male character then the game makes it almost impossible for you to strike a female competitor and you are forced to tag out. If you do somehow manage to land a blow then you automatically lose the match by DQ.



* ''WebComic/KidRadd'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this when the main characters have a little sparring match with a group of fighting game characters, and the only two females present wind up fighting each other.

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* ''WebComic/KidRadd'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this when the main characters have a little sparring match with a group of fighting game characters, and the only two females present wind up fighting each other.
3rd Mar '17 11:18:47 AM Tikaya
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** 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.

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** 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 has a one-on-one fight with Nami.
24th Jan '17 11:30:31 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "The Smurf Menace" has Grey Smurfette make a single appearance in the story for the sake of starting a fight with Smurfette.
12th Jan '17 3:42:37 PM ading
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* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'' played this straight for the first 3 seasons. The only boy vs. girl battle they did (Adam vs. Eve) was designed as a [[MarsAndVenusGenderContrast battle of the sexes]]. The only other three battles with females were girl-on-girl (Palin vs. Lady Gaga, Cleopatra vs. Marilyn Monroe, and Miley Cyrus vs. Joan of Arc). They seem to be playing with this more in Season 4, with Ghostbusters vs. Mythbusters having one woman on an otherwise all-male team going up against an all-male team, and Romeo & Juliet vs. Bonnie & Clyde being a battle between 2 couples, each with one man and one woman. However, there were still no single woman versus single man battles apart from Adam vs. Eve, the only battle in Season 4 so far to feature a woman rapping on her own being woman-on-woman (Oprah vs. Ellen). This trend was fully broken in Season 5 with Gordon Ramsey vs. Julia Child.

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* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'' played this straight for the first 3 seasons. The only boy vs. girl battle they did (Adam vs. Eve) was designed as a [[MarsAndVenusGenderContrast battle of the sexes]]. The only other three battles with females were girl-on-girl (Palin vs. Lady Gaga, Cleopatra vs. Marilyn Monroe, and Miley Cyrus vs. Joan of Arc). They seem to be playing with this more in Season 4, with Ghostbusters vs. Mythbusters having one woman on an otherwise all-male team going up against an all-male team, and Romeo & Juliet vs. Bonnie & Clyde being a battle between 2 couples, each with one man and one woman. However, there were still no single woman versus single man battles apart from Adam vs. Eve, the only battle in Season 4 so far to feature a woman rapping on her own being woman-on-woman (Oprah vs. Ellen). This trend was fully broken in Season 5 with 5, which had Gordon Ramsey vs. Julia Child.Child and Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton.
10th Jan '17 11:11:22 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* {{Reconstructed|trope}} after ROH branded its "Women of Honor" as a competitive division. BJ Whitmer doesn't have a moral issue with hitting women, as [[Wrestling/DaffneyUnger Lucy]] can attest, nor much fear of how the company may penalize him, evidenced by his membership in both The Prophecy and Decade. He started having Kelly Klein assault them in his place because in Whitmer's mind he'd be depriving Klein of chances to establish herself in the new division and [[PsychoSupporter he's very dedicated to her success]].

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* {{Reconstructed|trope}} after ROH branded its "Women of Honor" as a competitive division. BJ Whitmer doesn't have a moral issue with hitting women, as [[Wrestling/DaffneyUnger Lucy]] can attest, nor much fear of how the company may penalize him, evidenced by his membership in both The Prophecy and Decade. He started having Kelly Klein assault them in his place because in Whitmer's mind he'd be depriving Klein of chances to establish herself in the new division and [[PsychoSupporter he's very dedicated to her success]]. However, when Candice [=LeRae=] revealed Klein [[HopeSpot might not be as unstoppable as Whitmer advertised]] he was [[SubvertedTrope quick to return to his woman beating ways]] to keep Klein's record unblemished.
8th Jan '17 5:15:16 AM CASCHero
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* ''Webcomic/SonicTheGUNProject'': The first issue has Sally and Rouge against one another when the latter attacks the former as her team is trying to deal with Metal Sonic.
27th Nov '16 9:34:30 PM tyouker
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* Played with in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime.'' The hesitancy of the three male leads (especially Rand) to hurt women causes it to be played straight at first. Then it's deconstructed when Rand's inability to hurt women is explicitly brought up as a liability his enemies can exploit, and especially when Moiraine has to step up and take on the vastly more powerful Lanfear because Rand can't make himself fight her, [[spoiler: leading to Moiraine's apparent death and a HeroicBSOD for Rand]]. The actual Last Battle finally averts the trope big time in two cases: [[spoiler: Egwene takes out Taim/M'Hael, and Perrin kills Lanfear.]]

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* Played with in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime.'' The hesitancy of the three male leads (especially Rand) to hurt women causes it to be played straight at first. Then it's deconstructed when Rand's inability to hurt women is explicitly brought up as a liability his enemies can exploit, and especially when Moiraine has to step up and take on the vastly more powerful Lanfear because Rand can't make himself fight her, [[spoiler: leading to Moiraine's apparent death and a HeroicBSOD for Rand]]. The actual Last Battle finally averts the trope big time in two cases: [[spoiler: Egwene takes out Taim/M'Hael, trope, featuring a mixture of same-sex confrontations and Perrin kills Lanfear.]]male vs. female ones.
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