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15th Jul '16 6:23:20 AM Willbyr
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* In [[FairyTail Fairy Tail]], one of the celestial spirits that Lucy can summon is Lyra a songstress with a lyre.
* In [[RGVeda RG Veda]] the beautiful and talented [[FourStarBadass Lady Kendappa]] is never seen without her harp.

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* In [[FairyTail Fairy Tail]], ''Manga/FairyTail'', one of the celestial spirits that Lucy can summon is Lyra a songstress with a lyre.
* In [[RGVeda RG Veda]] ''Manga/RGVeda'', the beautiful and talented [[FourStarBadass Lady Kendappa]] is never seen without her harp.



* In ''LostOdyssey'', Jansen hears Ming playing her harp and guesses that the musician must be a beautiful woman: [[LampshadeHanging "No dude plays a harp."]]

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* In ''LostOdyssey'', ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'', Jansen hears Ming playing her harp and guesses that the musician must be a beautiful woman: [[LampshadeHanging "No dude plays a harp."]]
11th Jul '16 10:02:05 PM GnosFoYtinrete
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* In [[FairyTail Fairy Tail]], one of the celestial spirits that Lucy can summon is a girl with a harp who sings as she plays.
* In [[RGVeda RG Veda]] [[FourStarBadass Lady Kendappa]] is never seen without her harp.

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* In [[FairyTail Fairy Tail]], one of the celestial spirits that Lucy can summon is Lyra a girl songstress with a harp who sings as she plays.
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* In [[RGVeda RG Veda]] the beautiful and talented [[FourStarBadass Lady Kendappa]] is never seen without her harp.
11th Jul '16 9:58:03 PM GnosFoYtinrete
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* In [[RGVeda RG Veda]] [[Four-StarBadass Lady Kendappa]] is never seen without her harp.

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* In [[RGVeda RG Veda]] [[Four-StarBadass [[FourStarBadass Lady Kendappa]] is never seen without her harp.
11th Jul '16 9:57:39 PM GnosFoYtinrete
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* In [[RGVeda RG Veda]] [[Badass Lady Kendappa]] is never seen without her harp.

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* In [[RGVeda RG Veda]] [[Badass [[Four-StarBadass Lady Kendappa]] is never seen without her harp.
11th Jul '16 9:54:22 PM GnosFoYtinrete
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* In [[FairyTail Fairy Tail]], one of the celestial spirits that Lucy can summon is a girl with a harp who sings as she plays.
* In [[RGVeda RG Veda]] [[Badass Lady Kendappa]] is never seen without her harp.
10th Jul '16 5:30:45 PM nombretomado
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* Aversion: Flewddur Fflam in the ''PrydainChronicles'' was a consummate {{badass}}, a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething king]], and a wandering bard. He played a ''magic'' harp, which could be more accurately said to play itself, but harping is not regarded as particularly feminine in Prydain.

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* Aversion: Flewddur Fflam in the ''PrydainChronicles'' ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' was a consummate {{badass}}, a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething king]], and a wandering bard. He played a ''magic'' harp, which could be more accurately said to play itself, but harping is not regarded as particularly feminine in Prydain.
14th Apr '16 3:00:57 AM Mhazard
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If the harp is weaponised, see InstrumentOfMurder and MusicalAssassin.
4th Apr '16 6:55:28 AM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Subverted in "Prime Factors". While enjoying himself on a friendly planet, Harry Kim sees a beautiful woman playing an alien instrument resembling a harp, only it turns out to be an atmospheric sensor that works via sound. That doesn't bother Harry much as he immediately deduces how it works and [[GeekyTurnOn they start bonding over that instead]].
25th Jan '16 11:18:28 AM rafi
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* Duchess in ''Disney/TheAristocats''. Made more impressive by the fact that she's a ''cat''.
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Kronk's (male) shoulder angel carries a harp, prompting his shoulder devil to mock the "sissy, stringy thing."



* Duchess in ''Disney/TheAristocats''. Made more impressive by the fact that she's a ''cat''.
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Kronk's (male) shoulder angel carries a harp, prompting his shoulder devil to mock the "sissy, stringy thing."



* Background character [[AllInTheScript Lyra Heartstrings]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has a lyre cutie mark.[[note]]A pony's cutie mark signifies his/her special talent and/or skill.[[/note]] It's assumed she can play one rather well, though she's [[InformedAbility never shown playing a lyre or harp]]. Being who she is, it is not known if she plays this trope straight or not. What's sure is that she doesn't avert it.

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* Background character [[AllInTheScript Lyra Heartstrings]] Heartstrings of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has a lyre cutie mark.[[note]]A pony's cutie mark signifies his/her special talent and/or skill.[[/note]] It's assumed she can play one rather well, though she's [[InformedAbility never shown playing a lyre or harp]]. Being who she is, it is not known if she plays this trope straight or not. What's sure is that she doesn't avert it.
25th Jan '16 11:12:09 AM rafi
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* Pictured above: Pandora in ''Anime/SaintSeiya'', who loves playing the harp in her free time.
* Mimay in ''Anime/CaptainHarlock''

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* Pictured above: Pandora in ''Anime/SaintSeiya'', who loves playing ''Anime/SaintSeiya''. To emphasize the "lady" in the LadyOfWar, she often play the harp in her free time.
* Mimay Apart from advising ''Anime/CaptainHarlock'', Mimay's favourite pastime is to play the harp while wearing a very feminine dress.
* In ''Manga/HidamariSketch'', Yuno saw Hiro planting herbs and asked what she was doing. When Hiro explained, Yuno misheard her as saying "harp" and envisioned a harp-playing Hiro. Now, Hiro is already the motherly one of the group, so the feminine qualities are already there, just enhanced
in ''Anime/CaptainHarlock''Yuno's imagination.
* Yuria in the ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' anime, who has come into possession of a harp and nothing else while in Shin's captivity and is playing it in nearly every scene where she makes an appearance. The harp sound plays any time Kenshiro thinks about her.
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Jose's memories of his little sister Enrica (killed in a terrorist bombing) often have her playing the harp, as her brother remembers her as PurityPersonified (when we actually see Enrica in flashback chapters, she's more interested in playing soccer than her harp). Perhaps because of this Jose's ReplacementGoldfish for Enrica -- his cyborg Henrietta -- is not instructed in the harp but the violin (also the case is useful for [[SenselessViolins carrying her FN P90 submachine gun]]).
* ''Literature/KemonoNoSoujaErin'' has Erin with a harp and using it to tame the Ouju. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that she got it from Ia-lu who is a {{Badass}} Elite Soldier for the Shin-Oh, and he's first introduced playing said harp (which has his name carved into it) and even repairs and then helps Erin alter it. It probably helped show his status as one of the good guys and [[spoiler: the end reveals he retires and becomes a harp maker like he originally planned when a kid, settling down with Erin.]]
* Conis from ''Manga/OnePiece'' likes to play a harp in her spare time and is even known as "the beautiful lady who plays the harp" among the boys of her village.
* Played with when it comes to Nando from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} Diamond and Pearl''. He's a man who always carries around a harp but he's one of the most effeminate male characters to appear.
* Played with in ''Franchise/SailorMoon''. Sailor Mercury uses a lyre as a [[InstrumentOfMurder weapon]], but it's still rather [[GirlyBruiser feminine]].



* In ''HidamariSketch'', Yuno saw Hiro planting herbs and asked what she was doing. When Hiro explained, Yuno misheard her as saying "harp" and envisioned a harp-playing Hiro. Now, Hiro is already the motherly one of the group, so the feminine qualities are already there, just enhanced in Yuno's imagination.
* Yuria in the ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' anime, who has come into possession of a harp and nothing else while in Shin's captivity and is playing it in nearly every scene where she makes an appearance. The harp sound plays any time Kenshiro thinks about her.
* Played with in ''Franchise/SailorMoon''. Sailor Mercury uses a lyre as a [[InstrumentOfMurder weapon]], but it's still rather [[GirlyBruiser feminine]].
* Conis from ''Manga/OnePiece'' likes to play a harp in her spare time and is even known as "the beautiful lady who plays the harp" among the boys of her village.
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Jose's memories of his little sister Enrica (killed in a terrorist bombing) often have her playing the harp, as her brother remembers her as PurityPersonified (when we actually see Enrica in flashback chapters, she's more interested in playing soccer than her harp). Perhaps because of this Jose's ReplacementGoldfish for Enrica -- his cyborg Henrietta -- is not instructed in the harp but the violin (also the case is useful for [[SenselessViolins carrying her FN P90 submachine gun]]).
* Played with when it comes to Nando from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} Diamond and Pearl''. He's a man who always carries around a harp but he's one of the most effeminate male characters to appear.
* ''Literature/KemonoNoSoujaErin'' has Erin with a harp and using it to tame the Ouju. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that she got it from Ia-lu who is a {{Badass}} Elite Soldier for the Shin-Oh, and he's first introduced playing said harp (which has his name carved into it) and even repairs and then helps Erin alter it. It probably helped show his status as one of the good guys and [[spoiler: the end reveals he retires and becomes a harp maker like he originally planned when a kid, settling down with Erin.]]
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