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13th Sep '16 10:15:59 PM TheBigBopper
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Part of this is due to cultural taboos against showing [[WouldntHitAGirl women getting hit]]. It may also have to do with the fact that a [[{{Stripperiffic}} skimpy costume]] looks [[ChainmailBikini more plausible]] on someone who isn't in melee. While {{Action Girl}}s have long since become commonplace these days, heroines are still more likely to have ranged powers than the guys. To some extent, physical reality is also reflected in that women tend not to have the muscle men do, so would be better off with ranged weapons; in a case of TruthInTelevision, for exactly that reason the Soviet Red Army during World War II had divisions of female snipers, fighter pilots, machine gunners, and tank commanders, while still barring women from serving as regular infantry.

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Part of this is due to cultural taboos against showing [[WouldntHitAGirl women getting hit]]. It may also have to do with the fact that a [[{{Stripperiffic}} skimpy costume]] costume]], which a lot of female characters get stuck with, looks [[ChainmailBikini more plausible]] on someone who isn't in melee. While {{Action Girl}}s have long since become commonplace these days, heroines are still more likely to have ranged powers than the guys. To some extent, physical reality is also reflected in that women tend not to be smaller than men and have the muscle men do, a more difficult time passing strength tests, and so would be better off with ranged weapons; in a case of TruthInTelevision, for exactly that reason the Soviet Red Army during World War II had divisions of female snipers, fighter pilots, machine gunners, and tank commanders, while still barring women from serving as regular infantry.
infantry. However, this stops being sensible and turns into StayInTheKitchen when a particular woman meets or exceeds the minimum standards expected of men in close combat roles, but is denied the opportunity to do what she's good at merely because of her chromosomes.



** NFL plater Andrew East and Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson

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** * NFL plater Andrew East and Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson
22nd Aug '16 2:32:17 PM LionessSabio
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* NFL player Mitch Unrein is married to Olympic Trap Shooter Corey Cogdell.
** NFL plater Andrew East and Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson
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16th Aug '16 1:05:56 AM ENDG4MER
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** Though this inversion is semi-justified in that the spirit of the trope--keeping the most "delicate" character out of the fray. [[KidHero Negi's]] [[WouldntHurtAChild youth]] evidently trumps Asuna's femininity. Or lack thereof.

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** Though this inversion is semi-justified in that the spirit of the trope--keeping trope is upheld--keeping the most "delicate" character out of the fray. [[KidHero Negi's]] [[WouldntHurtAChild youth]] evidently trumps Asuna's femininity. Or lack thereof.
8th Aug '16 4:13:41 PM jenndubya
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** In ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only girl]] gets a bow, while the others get [[HeroesPreferSwords a sword]], [[AnAxeToGrind an axe]], [[KnifeNut a couple knives]], [[BladeOnAStick a polearm of some sort]], and [[ImprobableWeaponUser a flute that makes trumpet noises and doubles as a knife]]. That last one gets his own sword, too, [[DefectorFromDecadence when he's evil]].
** Surprisingly there is only one two-girl series to adhere to this trope with ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'' giving the girls a slingshot and satellite dish, while the boys get a drill, rod and tomahawk. Every other team has, at best, only one female long-range fighter and one of the boys often has a gun.
** Almost all heavy cutting/chopping or melee weapons are given to male Rangers, with a possible exception in ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'', where Yellow's main weapon is a large claw-like slicing device. However, her brother is the one that gets the big heavy axe.



** It could be said this way about a lot of the sentai series. In ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only girl]] gets a bow, while the others get [[HeroesPreferSwords a sword]], [[AnAxeToGrind an axe]], [[KnifeNut a couple knives]], [[BladeOnAStick a polearm of some sort]], and [[ImprobableWeaponUser a flute that makes trumpet noises and doubles as a knife]]. That last one gets his own sword, too, [[DefectorFromDecadence when he's evil]].
** Almost all heavy cutting/chopping or melee weapons are given to male Rangers, with a possible exception in ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'', where Yellow's main weapon is a large claw-like slicing device. However, her brother is the one that gets the big heavy axe.



** Surprisingly there is only one two-girl series to adhere to this trope with ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'' giving the girls a slingshot and satellite dish, while the boys get a drill, rod and tomahawk. Every other team has, at best, only one female long-range fighter and one of the boys often has a gun.
8th Aug '16 3:53:54 PM jenndubya
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** Each of the [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Gokaigers]] wields a SwordAndGun, but they pass them around freely as needed. TheLancer and the ActionGirl prefer to fight with two swords, while the PluckyComicRelief and TheChick prefer two guns (TheHero sticks with one of each). The SixthRanger's main weapon is a polearm.

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** Each of the [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Gokaigers]] wields a SwordAndGun, but they pass them around freely as needed. TheLancer This has Blue using standard dual swords and the ActionGirl prefer to fight Yellow using hers as an EpicFlail. Meanwhile, Pink uses standard dual guns with two swords, while Green using his surroundings just as often, if not more, than the PluckyComicRelief and TheChick prefer two guns (TheHero sticks with one of each). The SixthRanger's main weapon is a polearm.guns.
8th Aug '16 3:23:34 PM jenndubya
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** Almost any time a bow comes up expect the Pink Ranger (often TheChick) to wield it. After ''Zyuranger'', there was Pink Racer of ''Carranger'', Ginga Pink of ''Gingaman'', and even before that, there was Blue Dolphin in ''Liveman.'' Aversions include ''Shinkenger'', whose Archer was the Blue Ranger; and Kakuranger, which had a male Archer (Ninja Black) while [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the lone girl]] uses a dagger.



** Averted by ''Series/ResshaSentaiToqger'' where not only does the whole team use each other's weapons regularly, but [=ToQ-3=]'s main weapon is a [[DropTheHammer hammer]] while [=ToQ-5=]'s is a [[WolverineClaws claw]].

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** Averted Partially gender inverted by ''Series/ResshaSentaiToqger'' where not only does the whole team use each other's weapons regularly, but [=ToQ-3=]'s main weapon is the girls have a [[DropTheHammer hammer]] while [=ToQ-5=]'s is a and [[WolverineClaws claw]].claw]] while one of the boys has a gun.
7th Aug '16 10:25:36 PM jenndubya
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** Averted by ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'' where not only does the whole team use each other's weapons regularly, but Tokkyu-3's main weapon is a [[DropTheHammer hammer]] while Tokkyu-5's is a [[WolverineClaws claw]].

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** Averted by ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'' ''Series/ResshaSentaiToqger'' where not only does the whole team use each other's weapons regularly, but Tokkyu-3's [=ToQ-3=]'s main weapon is a [[DropTheHammer hammer]] while Tokkyu-5's [=ToQ-5=]'s is a [[WolverineClaws claw]].claw]].
** Surprisingly there is only one two-girl series to adhere to this trope with ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'' giving the girls a slingshot and satellite dish, while the boys get a drill, rod and tomahawk. Every other team has, at best, only one female long-range fighter and one of the boys often has a gun.
5th Aug '16 10:11:49 AM Josef5678
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** Inverted in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': For the most part, Rey uses a staff for most of the film, and and Finn uses a blaster. However they don't use those weapons exclusively, since Rey does use a blaster later on and [[spoiler:they both, at different points, use Anakin's lightsaber, which Rey ends up with]].

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** Inverted Zig-zagged in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': For the most part, Rey uses a staff for most of the film, and and Finn uses a blaster. However they don't use those weapons exclusively, since Rey does use a blaster later on and [[spoiler:they both, at different points, use Anakin's lightsaber, which Rey ends up with]].
12th Jul '16 1:23:42 PM Willbyr
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* This is somewhat {{inverted|Trope}} in ''LightNovel/MadanNoOuToVanadis''. While most of the men do fight in close quarters, the main character Tigre fights exclusively with a bow, and the female Vanadis who surround him fight exclusively with close combat weapons such as swords, spears and staffs.

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* This is somewhat {{inverted|Trope}} in ''LightNovel/MadanNoOuToVanadis''.''LightNovel/LordMarksmanAndVanadis''. While most of the men do fight in close quarters, the main character Tigre fights exclusively with a bow, and the female Vanadis who surround him fight exclusively with close combat weapons such as swords, spears and staffs.
19th Jun '16 10:44:25 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' Anakin wields a lightsaber and Padme uses a blaster. Of the main characters in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, the only ones who use lightsabers are all male. In the original trilogy, Leia is the only one whose blaster bolts never miss. However, there are female lightsaber-wielding Jedi in minor supporting roles.

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* In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' Anakin wields a lightsaber and Padme uses a blaster. ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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Of the main characters in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, the only ones who use lightsabers are all male. In the original trilogy, Leia is the only one whose blaster bolts never miss. However, there are female lightsaber-wielding Jedi in minor supporting roles.roles.
** In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' Anakin wields a lightsaber and Padme uses a blaster.
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