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8th Oct '17 4:05:18 PM merotoker
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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. 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.

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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. And in team versus team cases, some creators and readers have [[WouldNotHitAGirl [[WouldntHitAGirl inhibitions]] about a male hero beating up a woman, no matter how evil or threatening she is.



** When the X-Men first fought ComicBook/AlphaFlight, ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Snowbird went at it, even though Storm's powers were a better match for Shaman's and Snowbird had more in common with Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}.

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** When the X-Men first fought ComicBook/AlphaFlight, ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Snowbird went at it, even though Storm's powers were a better match for Shaman's and Snowbird had more in common with Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}.Franchise/{{Wolverine}}.



* Jinx vs. Miranda Frost in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', although the ''Film/JamesBond'' series has featured occasions where [[WouldHitAGirl Bond has fought and killed women]].

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* Happens in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' when [[GirlOfTheFilm Jinx vs. Johnson]] takes down [[TheDragon Miranda Frost Frost]] while Bond fights the main villain Gustav Graves. This is surprisingly the first film in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', although the entire series where this trope is present. Most previous female villains in the series are killed in a manner that doesn't directly involve Bond ''or'' his leading lady. However, the ''Film/JamesBond'' series has featured occasions where [[WouldHitAGirl Bond has fought and killed women]].



* ''Film/KickAss2'' has Hit-Girl versus Mother Russia in the climax. Averted in [[Film/KickAss the first film]], although there isn't a female antagonist. Also downplayed as both Hit-Girl and Mother Russia are proven to be quite deadly against male opponents, and are probably the most dangerous ones on each side.

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* ''Film/KickAss2'' has Hit-Girl versus Mother Russia in the climax. Averted in [[Film/KickAss the first film]], although where there isn't a female antagonist. Also downplayed as both Hit-Girl and Mother Russia are proven to be quite deadly against male opponents, and are probably the most dangerous ones on each side.



* Happens in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' when [[GirlOfTheFilm Jinx Johnson]] takes down [[TheDragon Miranda Frost]] while Bond fights the main villain Gustav Graves. This is surprisingly the first film in the entire series where this trope is present. Most previous female villains in the series are killed in a manner that doesn't directly involve Bond ''or'' his leading lady.



** While Voldemort is fighting two teachers (one of them female) and an Auror, his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Bellatrix Lestrange is fighting three schoolgirls...[[spoiler:and she gets offed by one of them's MamaBear]].

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** While Voldemort is fighting two teachers (one of them female) and an Auror, his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Bellatrix Lestrange is fighting three schoolgirls...[[spoiler:and she gets offed by the MamaBear of one of them's MamaBear]].them]].



* Played with but averted in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' where Wonder Woman fights various villains from both genders, such as Super Woman and Owlman. During the fight with her EvilCounterpart, Olympia, Wonder Woman flat out refuses assistance from Comicbook/GreenLantern. She even says through gritted teeth "She's mine" before running off to kick her ass.

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* Played with but averted in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' where Wonder Woman fights various villains from both genders, such as Super Woman and Owlman. During the fight with her EvilCounterpart, Olympia, Wonder Woman flat out refuses assistance from Comicbook/GreenLantern.Franchise/GreenLantern. She even says through gritted teeth "She's mine" before running off to kick her ass.



* In ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'', whenever they are confronted by a group of villains (most notably the Leader's "Agents of C.R.A.S.H."), there will be at least one female villain among them for She-Hulk to fight.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'', ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSmash'', whenever they are confronted by a group of villains (most notably the Leader's "Agents of C.R.A.S.H."), there will be at least one female villain among them for She-Hulk to fight.
5th Aug '17 6:26:47 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. When Undercover Brother and Sista Girl square off against White She Devil and two male {{mooks}}, Sista Girl fights White She Devil and Undercover Brother deals with the {{mooks}}.
26th Jul '17 2:00:47 AM ironcommando
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** [[Franchise/DragonBall Android 18]] vs. [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]], blonde-haired action girls with powers of flight and energy blasts that were obtained from an experiment. [[spoiler:Android 18 wins, eclipsing most of Captain Marvel's abilities in strength speed, and durability. While Captain Marvel could use EnergyAbsorption against 18's energy attacks to power herself up, 18's experience with fighting energy absorbers made her genre savvy enough to use physical blows.]]
25th Jul '17 2:26:25 PM amateragi
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**Notably averted in the Thousand Year Blood War Arc, as all the female Sternritter take on male protagonists, and all the female protagonists that get a fight end up against male Sternritter. The only catfights we see are when the female Sternritter turn against each other.
8th Jul '17 2:51:32 PM DesertDragon
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* Happens in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' when [[GirlOfTheFilm Jinx Johnson]] takes down [[TheDragon Miranda Frost]] while Bond fights the main villain Gustav Graves. This is surprisingly the first film in the entire series where this trope is present. Most previous female villains in the series are killed in a manner that doesn't directly involve Bond ''or'' his leading lady.
5th Jul '17 2:59:10 AM GigaHand
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* Inverted and then defied in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Gems as a species are [[OneGenderRace entirely female-coded]], and since the cast is composed of the Crystal 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]] comes into the picture, all of his enemies and the people he has to fight are girls [[spoiler:and monsters who used to be girls]] as well. In fact, except for Steven's {{[[yfabe matches as Tiger Millionaire]], there are no male-on-male fights in the 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.

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* Inverted and then defied in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Gems as a species are [[OneGenderRace entirely female-coded]], and since the cast is composed of the Crystal 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]] comes into the picture, all of his enemies and the people he has to fight are girls [[spoiler:and monsters who used to be girls]] as well. In fact, except for Steven's {{[[yfabe [[{{Kayfabe}} matches as Tiger Millionaire]], there are no male-on-male fights in the 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.
5th Jul '17 2:58:36 AM GigaHand
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* Inverted and then defied in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Gems as a species are [[OneGenderRace entirely female-coded]], and since the cast is composed of the Crystal 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]] comes into the picture, all of his enemies and the people he has to fight are girls [[spoiler:and monsters who used to be girls]] as well. In fact, except for Steven's {{Kayfabe matches as Tiger Millionaire}}, there are no male-on-male fights in the 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.

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* Inverted and then defied in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Gems as a species are [[OneGenderRace entirely female-coded]], and since the cast is composed of the Crystal 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]] comes into the picture, all of his enemies and the people he has to fight are girls [[spoiler:and monsters who used to be girls]] as well. In fact, except for Steven's {{Kayfabe {{[[yfabe matches as Tiger Millionaire}}, Millionaire]], there are no male-on-male fights in the 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.
1st Jul '17 12:35:00 AM Gravidef
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* The relatively obscure Rex Allen film ''Down Laredo Way'' features a trio of villains: a murdered man's unfaithful wife, her lover, and an insane judge who knows them both from dirty dealings in the past. While Rex and his sidekick are able to take out the lover and judge, who will fight the woman--especially when she [[VillainExitStageLeft tries to flee justice?]] Why, the [[TwoferTokenMinority Spanish gypsy woman]] that the heroes met earlier, that's who! It's somewhat justified in that the gypsy woman had taken in the little girl who the bad guys were pursuing and thus had some involvement in the plot beforehand, but the whole arrangement still feels like this trope in action.
27th May '17 10:08:55 AM lillolillo
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* The Angewomon/[=LadyDevimon=] catfight in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' comes to mind. Though in this case, it's more Angewomon wanted to take [=LadyDevimon=] out herself and rebuked anyone who tried to help, and [=LadyDevimon=] was Piemon's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. The fight was later repeated in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', with this [=LadyDevimon=] serving Daemon instead.
* In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', Izumi has the most fights against Ranamon, and Ranamon was her ''only'' kill and scan in the entire series.
* Averted in ''Anime/DigimonSavers''. Kurata assembles a team of [[ThePsychoRangers Psycho Rangers]] to fight the main PowerTrio, but the female members of each don't battle each other. Instead, [[TheDarkChick Nanami]] takes on fellow TeenGenius Touma and [[TheChick Yoshino]] faces her StalkerWithACrush Ivan. In fact, Nanami and Yoshino had almost no interaction at all during the series, unusual in that this was the ''Digimon'' iteration in which {{fanservice}} started being a thing that regularly happens.
* Semi-played in ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'': Mervamon was one of two Digimon present for the final fight against Lilithmon, but she was working together with Beelzebumon for the entire fight, and he's the one who [[TakingYouWithMe takes Lilithmon out]].
* ''[[Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi]]'':

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The Angewomon/[=LadyDevimon=] catfight in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' comes to mind. Though in this case, it's more Angewomon wanted to take [=LadyDevimon=] out herself and rebuked anyone who tried to help, and [=LadyDevimon=] was Piemon's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. The fight was later repeated in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', with this [=LadyDevimon=] serving Daemon instead.
* ** In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', Izumi has the most fights against Ranamon, and Ranamon was her ''only'' kill and scan in the entire series.
* ** Averted in ''Anime/DigimonSavers''. Kurata assembles a team of [[ThePsychoRangers Psycho Rangers]] to fight the main PowerTrio, but the female members of each don't battle each other. Instead, [[TheDarkChick Nanami]] takes on fellow TeenGenius Touma and [[TheChick Yoshino]] faces her StalkerWithACrush Ivan. In fact, Nanami and Yoshino had almost no interaction at all during the series, unusual in that this was the ''Digimon'' iteration in which {{fanservice}} started being a thing that regularly happens.
* ** Semi-played in ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'': Mervamon was one of two Digimon present for the final fight against Lilithmon, but she was working together with Beelzebumon for the entire fight, and he's the one who [[TakingYouWithMe takes Lilithmon out]].
* ''[[Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi]]'':''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'':



** [[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]].



* Many Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s villains -Lesla-Lar, Satan Girl, Nightflame, Starfire, Psi, Black Star, Superwoman, Reign- are female partially because of this trope. Plus, when Superman and she battled Kryptonian criminals in the ''Comicbook/NewKrypton'' storyline, Supergirl engaged Ursa (female) as her cousin fought Zod (male).



* ''Film/SupermanII'' has the evil Kryptonian woman Ursa getting punched out by Lois Lane (and apparently falling to her death) after getting depowered. Superman himself never hits her, even when she's as strong as he is. ''Film/ManOfSteel'' averts it. As [[DarkActionGirl Faora]] is more than a match for Superman, he has no reservations about fighting her himself. And neither do the soldiers who [[CurbStompBattle attempt to stop her]].

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* ''Film/SupermanII'' has the evil Kryptonian woman Ursa getting punched out by Lois Lane Comicbook/LoisLane (and apparently falling to her death) after getting depowered. Superman himself never hits her, even when she's as strong as he is. ''Film/ManOfSteel'' averts it. As [[DarkActionGirl Faora]] is more than a match for Superman, he has no reservations about fighting her himself. And neither do the soldiers who [[CurbStompBattle attempt to stop her]].
26th May '17 10:25:15 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''Literature/FoxAndOHare'': In ''The Chase'', Kate O'Hare engages in a midair SheFu-laced fight with [=BlackRhino=] assassin Alexis Poulet as [[BoxedCrook Nick Fox]] is cracking a safe nearby.
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