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19th Jul '17 9:29:27 PM Perentie
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* Sharks. Males are much smaller.
* Snakes. For the same reason.

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* Sharks. Males are much smaller.
smaller in most species.
* Snakes. For the same reason. Though there are exceptions.



* Eagles, or any other bird of prey. To give some context, a surefire way to figure out if a baby eagle is male or female is to wait until it grows up. If it's bigger than its father ''before'' it reaches full adulthood, it's a girl.

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* Eagles, or any other bird of prey.prey (aside from certain vultures). To give some context, a surefire way to figure out if a baby eagle is male or female is to wait until it grows up. If it's bigger than its father ''before'' it reaches full adulthood, it's a girl.



* While male lions are pretty fierce and threatening, and larger and stronger than the females, from an animals point of view (e.g. a zebra) they are actually less dangerous as male lions are used to having the females in the pride hunt for them. If a male lion is ousted by another and has to fend for themselves, they tend to make poor hunters because of lack of practice, and may starve to death.

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* While male lions are pretty fierce and threatening, and larger and stronger than the females, from an animals point of view (e.g. a zebra) they are actually less dangerous as male lions are used to having the females in the pride hunt for them. them (though this is something of a misnomer, as its far from unusual for male lions to hunt, and indeed they are often relied on to overpower and kill especially large prey once the females have caught it). If a male lion is ousted by another and has to fend for themselves, they tend to make poor poorer hunters because of lack of practice, their distinctive manes make it harder to sneak up on prey, and their bulk makes them slower, and may starve to death.



* Female wasps, bees, and ants are the only ones with the stingers. Males are actually short-lived and physically constructed for the sole purpose of serving as breeding tools; often, the male's genitals are derived from the structures as the female's stinger. After breeding season is done, the males (drones) are useless to the colony, and are driven out to die if not killed on the spot and their corpses disposed of with the colony's other refuse. Assuming they don't [[OutWithABang die in the process]], often in biologically horrendous ways - some species of bee have males that die from their ''gonads exploding''.

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* Female wasps, bees, and ants are the only ones with the stingers. Males are actually short-lived in many species and physically constructed for the sole purpose of serving as breeding tools; tools (more often the case for social rather than solitary species, and there are exceptions); often, the male's genitals are derived from the structures as the female's stinger. After breeding season is done, the males (drones) are useless to the colony, and are may be driven out to die if not killed on the spot and their corpses disposed of with the colony's other refuse. Assuming they don't [[OutWithABang die in the process]], often in biologically horrendous ways - some species of bee have males that die from their ''gonads exploding''.
27th May '17 3:54:50 AM Sharlee
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* Female deep-sea anglerfish take this to the extreme, being voracious predators several times bigger than the tiny parasitic males.


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* Female ''Photuris'' fireflies use EnthrallingSiren tactics to prey on other firefly species, mimicking their sexual displays' light-flash patterns to lure in males for lunch. Male ''Photuris'' are far more interested in mating than hunting.
24th May '17 7:33:30 AM TheNerfGuy
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': The mama leopard isn't afraid of her son, who is bigger than she is.
24th May '17 4:11:04 AM Mooncalf
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'': Hexadecimal was always far more powerful than her brother Megabyte, both in terms of physical strength and viral abilities, with his only real advantage being smarter, more focused, and sane. Her insanity, fickle nature, and crush on the protagonist were the only things keeping her from outright obliterating the whole Mainframe.
19th May '17 11:22:06 PM Neromenian
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': The mama leopard isn't afraid of her son, who is bigger than she is.
9th May '17 6:07:42 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Rey is better at hand to hand combat than either of her forebears. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she's spent the last 10-15 years living essentially alone in a harsh environment where being the best person in the neighborhood at hand to hand is her primary self-defense measure. And in that she's '''very''' strong in the Force. On the other hand, she's apparently not quite in Kylo Ren's league when it comes to lightsaber combat, as she spends most of their battle [[spoiler:on the back foot against Ren despite his already being injured and trying to take her alive, and she only manages to disable him by catching him off-guard with a flurry of attacks]].

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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Rey is better at hand to hand combat than either of her forebears. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she's spent the last 10-15 years living essentially alone on her own in a harsh environment where being the best person in the neighborhood at hand to hand is her primary self-defense measure.she HadToBeSharp. And in that she's '''very''' strong in the Force. On the other hand, she's apparently not quite in Kylo Ren's league when it comes to lightsaber combat, as she spends most of their battle [[spoiler:on the back foot against Ren despite his already being injured and trying to take her alive, and she only manages to disable him by catching him off-guard with a flurry of attacks]].
9th May '17 6:05:33 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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This is the precursor to the modern ActionGirl, but nonetheless can carry UnfortunateImplications by characterizing women as less morally upstanding than men and by playing into the "women are crazy" stereotype -- in fact, the TropeNamer (Creator/RudyardKipling's poem "The Female of the Species") cites this trope as a reason that women shouldn't be trusted with power. The difference between the modern ActionGirl and this trope is kind of like the difference between a BraveScot and a ViolentGlaswegian.

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This is the precursor to the modern ActionGirl, but nonetheless can carry UnfortunateImplications by characterizing women as less morally upstanding than men and by playing into the "women are crazy" "crazy bitch" stereotype -- in fact, the TropeNamer (Creator/RudyardKipling's poem "The Female of the Species") cites this trope as a reason that women shouldn't be trusted with power. The difference between the modern ActionGirl and this trope is kind of like the difference between a BraveScot and a ViolentGlaswegian.
26th Apr '17 6:19:39 PM Discar
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** Features the gangster and slum lord Datak Tarr, and his loving wife Stahma... who quickly demonstrates that she is far more cunning and ruthless than her husband. She talks her husband out of killing the entire family of local mine owner Rafe [=McCawley=] by pointing out that their son Alak loves Christie [=McCawley=] - who would inherit the mines if her father and brother were to have a tragic mining accident.

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** Features The series features the gangster and slum lord Datak Tarr, and his loving wife Stahma... who quickly demonstrates that she is far more cunning and ruthless than her husband. She talks her husband out of killing the entire family of local mine owner Rafe [=McCawley=] by pointing out that their son Alak loves Christie [=McCawley=] - who would inherit the mines if her father and brother were to have a tragic mining accident.



-->'''Nolan:''' I've been watching the wrong snake. ''You're'' the dangerous one.

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-->'''Nolan:''' --->'''Nolan:''' I've been watching the wrong snake. ''You're'' the dangerous one.\\
'''Stahma:''' You're very sweet.
** In Castithan culture, females are expected to be meek and obedient while their husbands are strong and ruthless. Stahma tells Christie, her son's girlfriend, a story about how her fiance "accidentally" fell out an airlock, implying that Datak killed him so they could be together. A later rant changes the context quite a bit.
--->'''Stahma:''' Once again, the strong Castithan male fails to do what is necessary, and it falls to me to open the airlock door myself!
20th Apr '17 8:12:10 PM paintrabbit
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* Historically, a soldier's worst nightmare is to be alone in enemy territory, seriously wounded, and surrounded by female civilians -- who, due to the prevalence of RapePillageAndBurn as a standard procedure throughout military history, are often eager to dish out a CruelAndUnusualDeath to any soldier they can get their hands on.



* There's a species of firefly where the males have wings and the female don't, but the females use their lights to lure the males down from the air so they can eat them.
20th Apr '17 8:09:39 PM paintrabbit
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* Pick a martial art. Any martial art. Go into a dojo for that martial art and watch their sparring class. Now observe. The women are often more aggressive than the men.
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