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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.
27th Nov '16 9:30:00 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 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, and Perrin kills Lanfear.]]
27th Nov '16 9:28:23 PM tyouker
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* Happens in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
** Because Rand refuses to hurt women. Different from most implementations of this trope in that the implications of his unwillingness to fight women are actually addressed in the books.
** Practically deconstructed, when Moiraine has to step up and take on the vastly more powerful Lanfear because he can't make himself fight her, [[spoiler: and apparently dies in battle. Rand has a HeroicBSOD as a result]].

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* Happens Played with in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
** Because Rand refuses
''Literature/TheWheelOfTime.'' The hesitancy of the three male leads (especially Rand) to hurt women. Different from most implementations of this trope in that the implications of his unwillingness to fight women are actually addressed in the books.
** Practically deconstructed,
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 when Moiraine has to step up and take on the vastly more powerful Lanfear because he Rand can't make himself fight her, [[spoiler: leading to Moiraine's apparent death and apparently dies in battle. Rand has a HeroicBSOD as a result]].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.]]
15th Nov '16 12:06:21 AM allium
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* Basically any MerchandiseDriven animated cartoon from the 1980's that had a female team member on the good guys' side had a counterpart on the opposing team. This was particularly apparent in the show ''WesternAnimation/{{Visionaries}}'' which had people who could temporarily turn into magical animals. Galadria of the heroic Spectral Knights turned into a dolphin, and thus the only villain she could fight was Virulina of the evil Darkling Lords, who turned into a shark.

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* Basically any MerchandiseDriven animated cartoon from the 1980's that had a female team member on the good guys' side had a counterpart on the opposing team. This was particularly apparent in the show ''WesternAnimation/{{Visionaries}}'' which had people who could temporarily turn into magical animals. Galadria of the heroic Spectral Knights turned into a dolphin, and thus [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman the only villain she could fight fight]] was Virulina of the evil Darkling Lords, who turned into a shark.
29th Oct '16 3:25:14 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 remain 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).

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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 remain 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.
21st Oct '16 11:01:18 PM N1KF
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* Inverted and then defied in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Gems are designated to be always female and have always fought one another because of the Crystal Gems protecting Earth. When Steven came into the picture, he is forced to fight girls 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 are [[OneGenderRace designated to be always female female]] and have always fought one another because of the Crystal Gems protecting Earth. When Steven [[HalfHumanHybrid Steven]] came into the picture, he is forced to fight girls and [[spoiler:and monsters who used to be girls girls]] as well. It is very rare to see another male fighting the same gender here.
13th Oct '16 10:36:31 AM Morgenthaler
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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.
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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.
13th Oct '16 10:33:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SkyHigh'' has Layla vs Penny.

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* ''Film/SkyHigh'' ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' has Layla vs Penny.
6th Oct '16 1:51:04 AM LondonKdS
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* Frequently justified in series by Creator/JossWhedon, as [[AmazonBrigade they are the ones]] [[ActionGirl who often have the fighting ability/powers]]. They are then done brutally and without patronizing.

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* Frequently justified in series by Creator/JossWhedon, as [[AmazonBrigade they are the ones]] [[ActionGirl who often have the fighting ability/powers]].set in a WorldOfActionGirls. They are then done brutally and without patronizing.
8th Sep '16 12:16:25 PM thatmadork
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** [[Franchise/StreetFighter Cammy White]] vs. [[Franchise/MortalKombat Sonya Blade]], two of gaming's most famous female tournament fighters. [[spoiler:Sonya wins. Sonya has a decade's worth of fighting experience over Cammy, and has more than once prevailed over supernatural foes back-to-back. She has crushed a steel anvil with a single punch, a feat that surpasses any durability feat of Cammy's, and she has exclusive access to ranged weaponry and a willingness to use it in a street fight, while Cammy does not.]]
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