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24th Aug '16 3:37:32 PM LondonKdS
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* Madame Vastra in ''Series/DoctorWho'' is a dignified, very intelligent LipstickLesbian [[TheReptilians Silurian]] onna-bugeisha who ate UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.



* Madame Vastra in ''Series/DoctorWho'' is a dignified, very intelligent LipstickLesbian [[TheReptilians Silurian]] onna-bugeisha who ate UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.
24th Aug '16 3:36:40 PM LondonKdS
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* Madame Vastra in ''Series/DoctorWho'' is a dignified, very intelligent LipstickLesbian [[TheReptilians Silurian]] onna-bugeisha who ate UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.
2nd Aug '16 5:12:16 AM LondonKdS
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Character-design wise, she doesn't tend to be held up as a sex symbol the way most female warriors are, or at least not quite so obviously. The Lady of War ''does'' have her own charm in a cool, collected, Creator/NicoleKidman way. She's also very unlikely to be paired with the protagonist -- that's what {{White Mage}}s are for -- unless there ''is'' no White Mage. In any case, she almost certainly occupies a firm place in the hearts of at least a minority of the fandom. (see AmazonChaser)

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Character-design wise, she doesn't tend to be held up as a sex symbol overtly sexualised in the way most that other types of female warriors warrior often are, or at least not quite so obviously.to such an unsubtle degree. The Lady of War ''does'' have her own charm in a cool, collected, Creator/NicoleKidman way. She's also very unlikely to be paired with the protagonist -- that's what {{White Mage}}s are for -- unless there ''is'' no White Mage. In any case, she almost certainly occupies a firm place in the hearts of at least a minority of the fandom. (see AmazonChaser)



Also expect her ImpossiblyCoolClothes to [[ErmineCapeEffect still reflect her position]]. She might even wear a BattleBallgown. She will usually dress modestly and be much less likely to wear overtly sexualised outfits than other female warrior character types.

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Also expect her ImpossiblyCoolClothes to [[ErmineCapeEffect still reflect her position]]. She might even wear a BattleBallgown. She will usually dress modestly and be much less likely to wear overtly sexualised outfits than other female warrior character types.\n
2nd Aug '16 5:10:54 AM LondonKdS
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Also expect her ImpossiblyCoolClothes to [[ErmineCapeEffect still reflect her position]]. She might even wear a BattleBallgown.

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Also expect her ImpossiblyCoolClothes to [[ErmineCapeEffect still reflect her position]]. She might even wear a BattleBallgown.
BattleBallgown. She will usually dress modestly and be much less likely to wear overtly sexualised outfits than other female warrior character types.
25th Jul '16 10:34:21 AM emperormasakado
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** The legendary Special Class Kiyoko Aura, the first woman to ever achieve such a rank in the CCG. While she has never been shown on the battlefield, she is an elegant woman noted to be considered the idol of all female Investigators and known for being a deadly warrior. She is the current Chief of the organization's combat division, and was classmates with Akira's mother.

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** The legendary Special Class Kiyoko Aura, the first woman to ever achieve such a rank in the CCG. While she has never been shown on the battlefield, she She is an elegant woman noted to be considered the idol of all female Investigators and known for being a deadly warrior. She is the current Chief of the organization's combat division, and was classmates with Akira's mother. On the battlefield she shows the utmost poise, firing the [[{{BFG}} Zebizu]] and wielding it as [[DualWielding twin blades]] with considerable grace.



** Sara Lance, a reserved, merciless assassin who moves gracefully in battle, employing [[DanceBattler gymnastic flips and dance-like movements]], and batons that can combine to form a [[SimpleStaff bo staff]]. She also dons a more elegant outfit as the [[WomanInWhite White]] Canary in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. However, unlike most Ladies of War she displays a fun-loving attitude outside of missions.
** Nyssa Al-Ghul, daughter of [[TheDreaded Ra's Al-Ghul]], is a ruthless, poised assassin whose regal demeanor carries over to combat. Her preferred weapon is even a [[ArcherArchetype bow and arrow]].

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** Sara Lance, a reserved, merciless assassin who Lance. Reserved and merciless, she moves gracefully in battle, employing [[DanceBattler gymnastic flips and dance-like movements]], and batons that can combine to form a [[SimpleStaff bo staff]]. She also dons a more elegant outfit as the [[WomanInWhite White]] Canary in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. However, unlike most Ladies of War she displays a fun-loving attitude outside of missions.
** Nyssa Al-Ghul, daughter of [[TheDreaded Ra's Al-Ghul]], is a ruthless, poised assassin warrior whose regal demeanor carries over to combat. Her preferred weapon is even a [[ArcherArchetype bow and arrow]].



** [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Blunt attitude aside]], Weiss Schnee is the most feminine and elegant fighter in the series. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt9vl8iAN5Q&t=1m9s Her fighting style appears to be a combination of fencing and figure skating.]] She remains cool and calmly collected in battle, and uses precise and calculated strikes from her RoyalRapier.

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** [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Blunt attitude aside]], Weiss Schnee is the most feminine and elegant fighter in the series. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt9vl8iAN5Q&t=1m9s Her fighting style appears to be a combination of fencing and figure skating.]] She remains cool and calmly collected in battle, and uses precise and calculated strikes from her RoyalRapier.[[RoyalRapier Myrtenaster]].



** Winter, [[spoiler:like her younger sister]], attacks with much agility and precision using a rapier, and is very aloof and dignified. One of her glyphs involves a hail of birds flying at her enemy. However, she does have a quick temper and can be easily goaded into charging her enemy.

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** Winter, [[spoiler:like Winter Schnee, like her younger sister]], sister. She attacks with much agility and precision using a rapier, saber, and is very aloof and dignified. One of her glyphs involves a hail of birds flying at her enemy. However, she does have a quick temper and can be easily goaded into charging her enemy.



** Kuvira, the BigBad of Book Four, is [[DarkActionGirl a villainous one]]. An composed metalbender, she [[ClothingCombat shoots the metal strips from her armor]] at opponents to blind them or bind their limbs to toss them around, all done using agile and precise movements. During her fight with Korra she dodges all her attacks until she goes into the [[SuperMode Avatar State]] while maintaining an air of dignity.

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** Kuvira, the BigBad of Book Four, is [[DarkActionGirl a villainous one]]. An A composed metalbender, she [[ClothingCombat shoots the metal strips from her armor]] at opponents to blind them or bind their limbs to toss them around, all done using agile and precise movements. During her fight with Korra she dodges all her attacks until she goes into the [[SuperMode Avatar State]] while maintaining an air of dignity.
12th Jul '16 11:13:14 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[RedheadedHero Pyrrha]] [[TheAce Nikos]], who's a renowned three-time champion of the Vytal Tournament, is armed with a sword and shield, which she summons using her semblance, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQUys48E0KE fights with a fluid and graceful manner.]] This becomes even more the case when it revealed that she [[spoiler: also [[TheStrategist uses her semblance to subtly "nudge" her opponents' attacks off-center]]]], creating the impression that she's untouchable.

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** [[RedheadedHero Pyrrha]] [[TheAce Pyrrha Nikos]], who's a renowned three-time champion of the Vytal Tournament, is armed with a sword and shield, which she summons using her semblance, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQUys48E0KE fights with a fluid and graceful manner.]] This becomes even more the case when it revealed that she [[spoiler: also [[TheStrategist uses her semblance to subtly "nudge" her opponents' attacks off-center]]]], creating the impression that she's untouchable.
11th Jul '16 6:09:51 PM emperormasakado
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* Sara Lance and Nyssa al Ghul from ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Sara moves gracefully in battle, employing [[DanceBattler gymnastic flips and dance-like movements]], and uses a [[SimpleStaff bo staff]] with speed and deadly efficiency. Nyssa has an elegant and composed demeanor, as well as a flamboyant fighting style that employs theatrics.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' has two notable examples in its female [[MurderInc League of Assassins]] members.
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Sara Lance and Nyssa al Ghul from ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Sara Lance, a reserved, merciless assassin who moves gracefully in battle, employing [[DanceBattler gymnastic flips and dance-like movements]], and uses batons that can combine to form a [[SimpleStaff bo staff]] with speed and deadly efficiency. Nyssa has an staff]]. She also dons a more elegant outfit as the [[WomanInWhite White]] Canary in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. However, unlike most Ladies of War she displays a fun-loving attitude outside of missions.
** Nyssa Al-Ghul, daughter of [[TheDreaded Ra's Al-Ghul]], is a ruthless, poised assassin whose regal demeanor carries over to combat. Her preferred weapon is even a [[ArcherArchetype bow
and composed demeanor, as well as a flamboyant fighting style that employs theatrics.arrow]].
9th Jul '16 9:41:12 AM ReaderAt2046
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* Princess Luna Equestris, from FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse.
29th Jun '16 8:21:44 AM GlitteringFlowers
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*** Women in both the Nohr and Hoshido sides fit this trope. The Nohrians have [[GlacierWaif Effie]], a feminine and gentle knight who's very protective of others with her lances, and [[DragonRider Princess Camilla]] who's eerily serene even as she tears enemies apart with magic and an axe; the Hoshidans have [[TheHighQueen Mikoto]], a calm and regal [[CombatMedic War]] [[ArcherType Priestess]], [[YamatoNadeshiko Kagerou]], a cool-headed kunoichi from nobility, and [[GirlyBruiser Oboro]], who's fashionable, feminine, and wields [[NaginatasAreFeminine naginatas]] with notable finesse.

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*** Women in both the Nohr and Hoshido sides fit this trope. The Nohrians have [[GlacierWaif Effie]], a feminine and gentle knight who's very protective of others with her lances, and [[DragonRider Princess Camilla]] who's eerily serene even as she tears enemies apart with magic and an axe, and [[EmotionlessGirl Camilla's subordinate Beruka]] who also rides a wyvern and kills people with her own axe; the Hoshidans have [[TheHighQueen Queen Mikoto]], a calm and regal [[CombatMedic War]] [[ArcherType Priestess]], [[YamatoNadeshiko Kagerou]], Kagero]], a cool-headed kunoichi from nobility, and [[GirlyBruiser Oboro]], who's fashionable, feminine, and wields [[NaginatasAreFeminine naginatas]] with notable finesse.



* Elisabeth Blanctorche from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', who uses both a crop (in XI at least) and [[LightIsGood light-like attacks]]. Chizuru (when she's not [[{{Chickification}} sidelined]]) has a foot here and another in LadyOfBlackMagic, as she uses [[MasterOfIllusion illusions]] but also is capable of hitting the opponent hard with her hands and CombatStilettos. King also qualifies, as like Chun-Li above she has elegant ''and'' effective kicks.

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* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''
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Elisabeth Blanctorche from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', who is an elegant BrokenBird uses both a crop (in XI at least) and [[LightIsGood light-like attacks]]. Chizuru (when attacks]].
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she's not [[{{Chickification}} sidelined]]) sidelined]], Chizuru Kagura has a foot here and another in LadyOfBlackMagic, as she uses [[MasterOfIllusion illusions]] but also is capable of hitting the opponent hard with her hands and CombatStilettos. CombatStilettos.
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King also qualifies, as like Chun-Li above she has elegant ''and'' effective kicks.kicks. As a plus, she also wears [[BadassInANiceSuit a suit]] when in battle.
21st Jun '16 7:11:03 PM KnightLight321
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* Mothra of ''Franchise/Godzilla'' fame is a [[BigCreepyCrawlies butterfly-esque]] {{Kaiju}} rather than a human woman, but qualifies for this trope nonetheless. In contrast to most kaiju, she's a GentleGiant who is nearly always kind and careful (though if you know what's good for you, [[MamaBear don't touch her eggs]]), and in combat scenarios favors a combination of high-flying acrobatics and AirJousting, creating a graceful combat style that contrasts against the MightyGlacier style of the Big G himself.

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* Mothra of ''Franchise/Godzilla'' ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' fame is a [[BigCreepyCrawlies butterfly-esque]] {{Kaiju}} rather than a human woman, but qualifies for this trope nonetheless. In contrast to most kaiju, she's a GentleGiant who is nearly always kind and careful (though if you know what's good for you, [[MamaBear don't touch her eggs]]), and in combat scenarios favors a combination of high-flying acrobatics and AirJousting, creating a graceful combat style that contrasts against the MightyGlacier style of the Big G himself.


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* On the rare occasions her more feminine side shows through, Almond from ''CucumberQuest''. Her combat showing during the BeautyContest in the Flower Kingdom is a notable example of this, during which, using her sword, she swiftly disarms several of her opponents of the flower pins necessary to remain in the contest, never actually hurting any of them, and all the while never tarnishing her newly-acquired PimpedOutDress.
** While she also has elements of LadyOfBlackMagic, Rosemaster is definitely this. She's polite, dignified, and [[UnlimitedWardrobe never wears the same outfit twice]], and her GreenThumb fighting style is a combination of practiced grace and deadly precision.
* Therkla from ''TheOrderOfTheStick'', albeit as much as the [[StylisticSuck limited art style]] can allow. As a McNinja, she always favors stealth and opportunistic strikes over direct confrontation, and in the rare moments she's in direct combat she tends to use [[SheFu acrobatic maneuvers and grappling]] far more than any other female character.
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