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25th Jul '17 6:57:17 PM Morgenthaler
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** In the [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender first series]], Toph and Katara's minisode in "Tales of Ba-Sing Se", Katara takes Toph to a spa, and Toph is so stand-offish about getting dolled up they need to get a hulking spa worker to hold her down, [[BlownAcrossTheRoom and then they touch her feet]]...

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** In the [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender first series]], Toph and Katara's minisode in "Tales of Ba-Sing Se", Katara takes Toph to a spa, and Toph is so stand-offish about getting dolled up they need to get a hulking spa worker to hold her down, [[BlownAcrossTheRoom and then they touch her feet]]...
25th Jul '17 6:56:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* The plot of ''Film/MissCongeniality''.

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* The plot of ''Film/MissCongeniality''.
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* ''SylviaScarlett'' has the title character after only a short time of dressing up as a man somehow incapable of passing as a woman (she now has short hair, and masculine mannerisms so even wearing a dress is an EpicFail).
* In ''Film/TheUntoldStory'', the female police officer dolls herself up to impress the guys at the office but ends up going too far and looks like a prostitute.
* ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'' has the awkward Mia who takes princess lessons and gets a makeover to which her friend tells her that she sold out. She's still clumsy after the lessons.


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* The plot of ''Film/MissCongeniality''.
* ''SylviaScarlett'' has the title character after only a short time of dressing up as a man somehow incapable of passing as a woman (she now has short hair, and masculine mannerisms so even wearing a dress is an EpicFail).
* In ''Film/TheUntoldStory'', the female police officer dolls herself up to impress the guys at the office but ends up going too far and looks like a prostitute.
* ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'' has the awkward Mia who takes princess lessons and gets a makeover to which her friend tells her that she sold out. She's still clumsy after the lessons.
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11th Jun '17 4:12:28 PM merotoker
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* ''Manga/LoveHina'' has {{Samurai}} girl Motoko forced to try becoming more feminine after Keitaro (more or less accidentally) defeats her in a duel. She's too violent to be good at it, though. She then feels that she has "failed" Keitaro, so she announces that she will commit ''{{seppuku}}'', ritual suicide.
** Ironically, she intends to commit suicide by slitting her stomach open. This is the traditional ''masculine'' version of ''seppuku'', since a YamatoNadeshiko kills herself by [[SlashedThroat slitting her throat]]. If Motoko were to actually go through with her suicide, she would have failed at femininity ''again''.

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* ''Manga/LoveHina'' has {{Samurai}} girl Motoko forced to try becoming more feminine after Keitaro (more or less accidentally) defeats her in a duel. She's too violent to be good at it, though. She then feels that she has "failed" Keitaro, so she announces that she will commit ''{{seppuku}}'', ritual suicide.
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suicide. Ironically, she intends to commit suicide by slitting her stomach open. This is the traditional ''masculine'' version of ''seppuku'', since a YamatoNadeshiko kills herself by [[SlashedThroat slitting her throat]]. If Motoko were to actually go through with her suicide, she would have failed at femininity ''again''.



* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' does a version of this trope based around sexiness rather than traditional femininity. [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Youko]] isn't a {{Tomboy}}, but rather TheDitz, so her concepts of sexiness are questionable at best. She strives to become a "[[IceQueen Cool Beauty]]", but her idea of a [[http://bato.to/read/_/294473/jitsu-wa-watashi-wa_v7_ch57_by_underdog-scans/3 sexy pose]] looks like it came from a SuperSentai show, and several characters completely missed the fact that she shows just as much cleavage as her [[TheVamp perverted]] friend Shiho because she has absolutely no idea how to properly flaunt her larger-than-average bustline.
** To that point, there's an entire chapter in the manga where Youko engages in a "sexiness battle" with [[ChristmasCake Akari-sensei]] and [[OlderThanTheyLook Principal]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Akane]], with a tied-up [[UnluckyEverydude Asahi]]'s {{Nosebleed}} serving as their "gauge". All three of them fail so spectacularly that Rin (Asahi's [[KidFromTheFuture Granddaughter from the Future]] and a rather literal MoralGuardian) approvingly declares it a "sex-free sexiness battle".

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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' does a version of this trope based around sexiness rather than traditional femininity. [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Youko]] isn't a {{Tomboy}}, but rather TheDitz, so her concepts of sexiness are questionable at best. She strives to become a "[[IceQueen Cool Beauty]]", but her idea of a [[http://bato.to/read/_/294473/jitsu-wa-watashi-wa_v7_ch57_by_underdog-scans/3 sexy pose]] looks like it came from a SuperSentai Franchise/SuperSentai show, and several characters completely missed the fact that she shows just as much cleavage as her [[TheVamp perverted]] friend Shiho because she has absolutely no idea how to properly flaunt her larger-than-average bustline.
** To that point, there's an entire chapter in the manga where Youko engages in a "sexiness battle" with [[ChristmasCake Akari-sensei]] and [[OlderThanTheyLook Principal]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Akane]], with a tied-up [[UnluckyEverydude Asahi]]'s {{Nosebleed}} serving as their "gauge". All three of them fail so spectacularly that Rin (Asahi's [[KidFromTheFuture Granddaughter from the Future]] and a rather literal MoralGuardian) {{Moral Guardian|s}}) approvingly declares it a "sex-free sexiness battle".



* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''

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8th Jun '17 6:11:17 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', TomboyPrincess Hinoka set aside almost any girly tasks to favor her ActionGirl training and sometimes is pretty lost in anything not related to fighting. In the ''Conquest'' path her much girlier sister Sakura says she hasn't been doing too well with [[spoiler: her training to become the Queen of Hoshido]], and in [[spoiler: the [[GoldenPath Revelation]] route]] another woman ([[spoiler: her {{foil}} Princess Camilla]]) offers to teach her [[TextileWorkIsFeminine how to sew]] but takes her a long while to do it well.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', TomboyPrincess Hinoka set aside almost any girly tasks to favor her ActionGirl training and sometimes is pretty lost in anything not related to fighting. In She can gum up pretty badly [[LethalChef in the Mess Hall]], in the ''Conquest'' path her much girlier sister Sakura says she hasn't been doing too well with [[spoiler: her training to become the Queen of Hoshido]], and in [[spoiler: the [[GoldenPath Revelation]] route]] another woman ([[spoiler: her GirlyBruiser {{foil}} Princess Camilla]]) offers to teach her [[TextileWorkIsFeminine how to sew]] but takes her a long while to do it well.well.
*** Also in ''Fates'', the LadyOfWar Reina openly admits that despite being [[TeamMom rather motherly]], she's really bad regarding traditional feminine tasks (like [[LethalChef cooking]]). [[spoiler: It's explained in her supports with the Avatar that she's estranged from her noble parents who wanted her to be a traditional bride, so she didn't train for it.]]
9th May '17 1:19:55 PM LentilSandEater
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s Citadel DLC, Female Shepard and Miranda Lawson, the former a marine for her entire adult life and the latter a reformed former member of a terrorist organization, both realize just how weird their lives are and attempt to act more normal by talking about traditionally feminine things. They can't even complete a single sentence.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s Citadel DLC, Female Shepard and Miranda Lawson, the former a marine for her entire adult life and the latter a reformed former member of a terrorist organization, both realize just how weird their lives are and attempt to act more normal by talking about traditionally feminine things. They can't even complete a single sentence. Eventually they decide that they're "troubleshooting space divas" and just roll with it.
-->'''Shepard''': (calling a waiter) Space diva needs more wine.
2nd Mar '17 4:35:44 PM harostar
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', the towering and intimidating Misato Gori attempts to prove her love to [[TallDarkAndHandsome Koutarou]] [[ObliviousToLove Amon]] by baking him sweets. While she admits the final product doesn't ''look'' very cute, she remains oblivious to the wave of food poisoning her cooking causes to every single office she visits. When she finally presents Amon with her [[ThroughHisStomach gift]]....he mistakes it for a test of courage.
18th Feb '17 7:11:16 PM LinTaylor
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** The gag is repeated later on in the series with the introduction of Saki Minagawa, a [[HornyDevils succubus]] whose major RunningGag is her horrendously warped sense of sexiness. She came to the school hoping to challenge the daughter of the legendary Charismatic Pervert...and ends up mistakenly thinking Youko is said daughter (it's actually Shiho). Saki and Youko end up engaging in an impromptu sexiness battle, and once again Rin remains completely unaffected.
16th Feb '17 8:15:29 PM PrincessGwen
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', TomboyPrincess Hinoka set aside almost any girly tasks to favor her ActionGirl training and sometimes is pretty lost in anything not related to fighting. In the ''Conquest'' path her much girlier sister Sakura says she hasn't been doing too well with [[spoiler: her training to become the Queen of Hoshido]], and in [[spoiler: the [[GoldenPath Revelations]] route]] another woman ([[spoiler: her {{foil}} Princess Camilla]]) offers to teach her [[TextileWorkIsFeminine how to sew]] but takes her a long while to do it well.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', TomboyPrincess Hinoka set aside almost any girly tasks to favor her ActionGirl training and sometimes is pretty lost in anything not related to fighting. In the ''Conquest'' path her much girlier sister Sakura says she hasn't been doing too well with [[spoiler: her training to become the Queen of Hoshido]], and in [[spoiler: the [[GoldenPath Revelations]] Revelation]] route]] another woman ([[spoiler: her {{foil}} Princess Camilla]]) offers to teach her [[TextileWorkIsFeminine how to sew]] but takes her a long while to do it well.
8th Jun '16 5:11:07 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Ironically, she intends to commit suicide by slitting her stomach open. This is the traditional ''masculine'' version of ''seppuku''. A ProperLady commits suicide by slitting her throat. If Motoko were to actually go through with her suicide, she would have failed at femininity ''again''.

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** Ironically, she intends to commit suicide by slitting her stomach open. This is the traditional ''masculine'' version of ''seppuku''. A ProperLady commits suicide ''seppuku'', since a YamatoNadeshiko kills herself by [[SlashedThroat slitting her throat.throat]]. If Motoko were to actually go through with her suicide, she would have failed at femininity ''again''.



* In one late episode of the first season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Usagi joins a club designed to help create "princesses", thinking that she could be more lady-like after the revelation that she was Princess Serenity. She flops with flying colors, the only thing she was good at was Frisbee throwing. The other girls join in and the only other people who flop are Rei and Minako. Which is a good thing when it stands revealed that the club was a trap by Kunzite, and Ami and Makoto need saving along with the other girls there.

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* In one late episode of the first season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Usagi joins a club designed to help create "princesses", thinking that she could be more lady-like after the revelation that she was Princess Serenity. She flops with flying colors, the only thing she was good at was Frisbee throwing. The other girls join in and the only other people who flop are Rei (too stressed and Minako. {{tsundere}} to dance well, almost mauls her partner) and Minako (too ditzy and hyped-up for it, pays no attention to the dancing classes). Which is a good thing when it stands revealed that the club was a trap by Kunzite, [[BadassInDistress and Ami and Makoto need saving along with the other girls there.there]].



* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' has the title character screwing up the traditionally feminine "matchmaker" process.

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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' has the title character screwing up the traditionally feminine "matchmaker" process.process because she's too nervous at the idea of probably getting a husband and is into it more to please her parents than outta her own will.



* During Kjelle's supports with Severa in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Severa forcefully attempts to give Kjelle a ladylike makeover. While she fails miserably with the makeup, she does succeed in developing better manners. Of course, Kjelle finds it entirely pointless and scorns the entire process.

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During Kjelle's supports with Severa in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', the TomboyWithAGirlyStreak Severa forcefully attempts to give the borderline {{Ladette}} Kjelle a ladylike makeover. While she fails miserably with the makeup, she does succeed in developing better manners. Of course, Kjelle finds it entirely pointless and scorns the entire process.process.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', TomboyPrincess Hinoka set aside almost any girly tasks to favor her ActionGirl training and sometimes is pretty lost in anything not related to fighting. In the ''Conquest'' path her much girlier sister Sakura says she hasn't been doing too well with [[spoiler: her training to become the Queen of Hoshido]], and in [[spoiler: the [[GoldenPath Revelations]] route]] another woman ([[spoiler: her {{foil}} Princess Camilla]]) offers to teach her [[TextileWorkIsFeminine how to sew]] but takes her a long while to do it well.
21st Jan '16 8:46:10 PM azul120
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