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5th Dec '16 6:08:15 PM DustSnitch
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* ComicBook/{{X 23}}, being the OppositeSexClone of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, makes this even ''more'' noticeable, considering Logan's already one of the top {{Bad Ass}}es. While Laura's height in relation to Wolverine varies, she's consistently depicted as a slender (or at her heaviest athletic) teenage girl. She's also faster than him (not weighed down by 100lbs of adamantium), heals more quickly (her HealingFactor is not impacted by a full adamantium skeleton like Logan's), was raised from birth to be a living weapon, has extensive espionage and black ops training, was a professional assassin with the body count into the ''hundreds'' before she was thirteen, and every time she walks into a room she's already figured out several dozen ways to kill ''everyone inside it''. ''And'' she's one of the top martial artists in the 616 'verse and may be an even ''better'' fighter than Logan.

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* ComicBook/{{X 23}}, being the OppositeSexClone of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, makes this even ''more'' noticeable, considering Logan's already one of the top {{Bad Ass}}es.badasses. While Laura's height in relation to Wolverine varies, she's consistently depicted as a slender (or at her heaviest athletic) teenage girl. She's also faster than him (not weighed down by 100lbs of adamantium), heals more quickly (her HealingFactor is not impacted by a full adamantium skeleton like Logan's), was raised from birth to be a living weapon, has extensive espionage and black ops training, was a professional assassin with the body count into the ''hundreds'' before she was thirteen, and every time she walks into a room she's already figured out several dozen ways to kill ''everyone inside it''. ''And'' she's one of the top martial artists in the 616 'verse and may be an even ''better'' fighter than Logan.
4th Dec '16 1:20:11 PM Morgenthaler
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** The first two adult companions were Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright. That said, while Ian had his awesome moments, Barbara was such a BadAss it's a common fan joke that the show could have been renamed "Why Barbara is Awesome", and no one would have noticed.

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** The first two adult companions were Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright. That said, while Ian had his awesome moments, Barbara was such a BadAss badass it's a common fan joke that the show could have been renamed "Why Barbara is Awesome", and no one would have noticed.
27th Nov '16 1:56:40 PM WaveSwallow
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** Combee double-subverts this. While the female is no stronger than the male, it is the only gender that can evolve into Vespinquen.

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** Combee double-subverts this. While the female is no stronger than the male, it is the only gender that can evolve into Vespinquen.Vespiquen. Likewise, female Salandits are the only ones who can evolve to Salazzle.
23rd Nov '16 12:54:16 PM DracoKanji
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* 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. 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.

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* 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.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''.
7th Nov '16 6:01:46 PM CJCroen1393
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* Common among any wild animal with MamaBear tendencies.

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* Common among any wild animal with MamaBear tendencies. Indeed, said MamaBear tendencies may be the reason this form of sexual dimorphism exists in the first place; the female of the species is usually the one carrying the young before their actual birth (even egg-laying species have to wait for the eggs to develop within them before laying them), and as such is the one who is most vital to their offspring's existence. If the male is either absent or dies protecting his brood then the loss is not as great, but if the pregnant female dies, so does her offspring and the next generation is over before it even begins.
3rd Nov '16 9:51:56 PM akanesarumara
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* During the siege of Eger in 1552, the men did most of the hand-to-hand fighting, but it was the women who poured the cauldrons of boiling oil, tar, and any other nasty liquid they got their hands on.

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* During the siege of the Hungarian castle and town of Eger (by the Ottomans) in 1552, the men did most of the hand-to-hand fighting, but it was the women who poured the cauldrons of boiling oil, tar, and any other nasty liquid they got their hands on.on. Demonstrated succintly in a Hungarian musical made from one of the novels written about the siege, where the women of Eger get their own rocking song. The chorus translated goes something like this: "Fire, let there be burning fire, let [our liquids] boil and brew, and the attackers will pay, because I'll chase them off to Hell! Fly on a black cloud, oh hot death, Hellfire awaits them [the attackers], let them run away from here, blood-soaked! No weak missus is she, put the wooden spoon and headscarf away, the brave women of Eger grab swords! We have to act, and not cry, up, to the bastion, to fight, kill the Turks, we have to win here, today!"
30th Oct '16 3:27:45 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Owlsight]]'', the local lord and his son head out into the field to assist in commanding the defense against a possible barbarian invasion, leaving the lady of the keep behind to oversee the village evacuees. This is for two reasons: she can keep the refugees busy helping plan her son's wedding, and she's as good or better at castle defense than her husband, "and that's why I married her." Their son is rather surprised to hear that one.

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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Owlsight]]'', the local lord and his son head out into the field to assist in commanding the defense against a possible barbarian invasion, leaving the lady of the keep behind to oversee the village evacuees. This is for two reasons: she can keep the refugees busy helping plan her son's wedding, and she's as good or better at castle defense than her husband, "and that's why I married her." Their son is rather surprised to hear that one.
24th Oct '16 7:32:43 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Even the Avatars show shades of this. The female Avatars all show signs of being fiercer than the male Avatars are - after all, it's [[WomenAreWiser Yangchen]] and [[LadyOfWar Kyoshi]](both female) who outright tell Aang to kill [[spoiler:Ozai]], whereas Kuruk and Roku (both male) use vague "be decisive, choose your destiny" advice. Kyoshi had such a fierce reputation that she's (falsely) on record as a murderer. (In reality, TheDogShotFirst and was already dying, and Kyoshi merely refused to save him. But as Kyoshi herself pointed out, dead is dead.)

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** Even the Avatars show shades of this. The female Avatars all show signs of being fiercer than the male Avatars are - -- after all, it's [[WomenAreWiser Yangchen]] and [[LadyOfWar Kyoshi]](both Kyoshi]] (both female) who outright tell Aang to kill [[spoiler:Ozai]], whereas Kuruk and Roku (both male) use vague "be decisive, choose your destiny" advice. Kyoshi had such a fierce reputation that she's (falsely) on record as a murderer. (In reality, TheDogShotFirst and was already dying, and Kyoshi merely refused to save him. But as Kyoshi herself pointed out, dead is dead.)
14th Oct '16 8:19:34 AM MsZephy7
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* Emma in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016'' is the most deadly out of everyone in Rose Creek, being the best shooter, and this is even before the villagers were trained by the Seven.
13th Oct '16 4:43:48 AM Morgenthaler
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** This is also a major theme in ''ComicBook/AgeOfTheWolf'', where the best fighters are all women and the men are mostly {{Action Survivor}}s. Pretty literally among the werewolves, where the females are larger than the males (despite mammal sexual differentiation usually being the opposite, among both humans and wolves).

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** This is also a major theme in ''ComicBook/AgeOfTheWolf'', where the best fighters are all women and the men are mostly {{Action Survivor}}s. Pretty literally among the werewolves, where the females are larger than the males (despite mammal mammalian sexual differentiation usually being the opposite, among both humans and wolves).
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