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19th Aug '16 9:24:38 AM Vi47
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* ''FanFic/TheBridge'' zigzaggs this. The first kaiju fight is [[ActionGirl Mothra and Twilight Sparkle]] vs. [[DarkActionGirl Hyper Gyaos and her flock]], but Godzilla Junior joins in on the second phase of the fight. Later fights are often group battles with a mixed composition on either side.
3rd Aug '16 2:05:07 PM ANTMuddle
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An unspoken version of WouldntHitAGirl, when there's a team with one ActionGirl, and there's [[TheSmurfettePrinciple one female opponent among several men]], the two will always take care of each other. She might take out one of the guys, too, but the men will keep to themselves. It's not universal enough to list aversions, but it's definitely noticeable.

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An unspoken version of WouldntHitAGirl, when there's a team with one ActionGirl, and there's [[TheSmurfettePrinciple one female opponent among several men]], the two will always take care of each other. She might take out one of the guys, too, but the men will keep to themselves.themselves so long as that option is there. It's not universal enough to list aversions, but it's definitely noticeable.
2nd Aug '16 6:01:09 PM BoyNinja
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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.
16th Jul '16 7:30:53 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Since its brand extension era, the Wrestling/{{WWE}} gradually reached this point where it only has men fighting men and women fighting women in intergender matches. In Mixed Tag Team matches, it is rare that the males actually fight the females; as such, invariably when a male heel has been tagged in to finish off a female face that had been dominated by her female opponent for several minutes, she will recover enough to tag in her male partner before he can land a blow (often by having the male attempt an elbow drop or other mat attack but having her roll out of the way at the last second, or having the male wrestler taunt the fans and/or male opponent and stalk the fallen female wrestler before she gains her second wind and rolls to tag in her partner). Part of the lack of actual male-on-female fighting is attributed to concerns by women's groups concerned about male-initiated violence on women, or increased regulations by the networks or the companies themselves those wanting to push a family friendly product that discourages males being the aggressor on females (keep in mind there was a time when PG rated Smackdown was well ahead of TV14 Raw in ratings). However, this is twisted in that women are allowed to defend themselves against men or have all the offense in a match against a male wrestler, with the man not being allowed to even defend himself with a counter move ... not even so much as ducking out of the way of the female wrestler's flying cross body block to cause her to land outside the ring.
* {{Deconstructed|trope}} in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, where [[Wrestling/MickieJames Alexis Laree]] cut ties with Julio Dinero for not helping her against Allison Danger of the Christopher Street Connection. By contrast, even the [[{{the stoner}} always strung out]] Special K stable ran to aid Becky Bayless when she was obviously outmatched against opponents such as Laree. {{Exploited|trope}} later when Laree joined up with Amazing Red and Wrestling/AJStyles to stand against the Prophecy Stable, whose membership included {{arch enemy}} Simply Luscious. Stable leader Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels challenged Laree to face Luscious one on one, then jumped her from behind before she ever got to Luscious.

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* Since its brand extension era, the Wrestling/{{WWE}} gradually reached this point where it only has men fighting men and women fighting women in intergender matches. In Mixed Tag Team matches, it is rare that the males actually fight the females; as such, invariably when a male heel has been tagged in to finish off a female face that had been dominated by her female opponent for several minutes, she will recover enough to tag in her male partner before he can land a blow (often by having the male attempt an elbow drop or other mat attack but having her roll out of the way at the last second, or having the male wrestler taunt the fans and/or male opponent and stalk the fallen female wrestler before she gains her second wind and rolls to tag in her partner). Part of the lack of actual male-on-female fighting is attributed to concerns by women's groups concerned about male-initiated violence on women, or increased regulations by the networks or the companies themselves those wanting to push a family friendly product that discourages males being the aggressor on females (keep in mind there was a time when PG rated Smackdown was well ahead of TV14 TV 14 Raw in ratings).ratings, [[BrieferThanTheyThink albeit a brief one]]). However, this is twisted in that women are allowed to defend themselves against men or have all the offense in a match against a male wrestler, with the man not being allowed to even defend himself with a counter move ... not even so much as ducking out of the way of the female wrestler's flying cross body block to cause her to land outside the ring.
* {{Deconstructed|trope}} in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, where [[Wrestling/MickieJames Alexis Laree]] cut ties with Julio Dinero for not helping her against Allison Danger of the Christopher Street Connection. By contrast, even the [[{{the stoner}} always strung out]] Special K stable ran to aid Becky Bayless when she was obviously outmatched against opponents such as Laree. {{Exploited|trope}} later when Laree joined up with Amazing Red and Wrestling/AJStyles to stand against the Prophecy Stable, whose membership included {{arch enemy}} Simply Luscious. Stable leader Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels challenged Laree to face Luscious one on one, then [[LuredIntoATrap jumped her from behind behind]] before she ever got to Luscious.


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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]].
15th Jul '16 8:59:21 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Completely [[AvertedTrope averted]] in ''Wrestling/LuchaUnderground'' where the girls are expected to fight against the guys all the time, with no concessions made for the gender. Basically unavoidable as, for most of the first season at least, there were only 2 female wrestlers on the roster (Sexy Star and [[Wrestling/IvelisseVelez Ivelisse]]), who faced each other in a mixed doubles match (partnered with Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr and Son of Havoc respectively) in the second episode, then consequently went on to fight the men on the roster for the rest of the series rather than feuding with each other.

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* Completely [[AvertedTrope averted]] in ''Wrestling/LuchaUnderground'' where the girls are expected to fight against the guys all the time, with no concessions made for the gender. Basically unavoidable as, for most of the first season at least, there were only 2 female wrestlers on the roster (Sexy Star and [[Wrestling/IvelisseVelez Ivelisse]]), who faced each other in a mixed doubles match (partnered with Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr and Son of Havoc respectively) in the second episode, episode,[[note]]and that match was actually a rematch between Sexy and ''Havoc'' who'd fought (with Havoc winning) in the ''first'' episode[[/note]] then consequently went on to fight the men on the roster for the rest of the series rather than feuding with each other.
15th Jul '16 8:52:15 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Completely [[AvertedTrope averted]] in ''Wrestling/LuchaUnderground'' where the girls are expected to fight against the guys all the time, with no concessions made for the gender. Basically unavoidable as, for most of the first season at least, there were only 2 female wrestlers on the roster (Sexy Star and [[Wrestling/IvelisseVelez Ivelisse]]), who faced each other in a mixed doubles match (partnered with Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr and Son of Havoc respectively) in the second episode, then consequently went on to fight the men on the roster for the rest of the series rather than feuding with each other.
3rd Jul '16 5:12:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Franchise/BIONICLE}}'' had a lot of these [[TheSmurfettePrinciple on the rare occasion that a female antagonist turned up]] - Helryx vs Tuyet and Gali vs Gorast come to mind.

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* ''{{Franchise/BIONICLE}}'' ''{{Toys/BIONICLE}}'' had a lot of these [[TheSmurfettePrinciple on the rare occasion that a female antagonist turned up]] - Helryx vs Tuyet and Gali vs Gorast come to mind.
12th Jun '16 1:43:00 PM NNinja
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* Averted in ''Webcomic/TheLawOfPurple'', as most guys have no problems hitting girls.



* Thoroughly averted in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', where virtually ''all'' of [[ActionGirl Tex's]] battles have been against men.
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.
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