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10th Oct '16 2:48:43 PM thecarolinabull01
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* This often happens in the WWE developmental territories. An athletic woman gets noticed and is ordered to lose her muscle tone to suit the traditional Diva mold. This happened to Angel Williams (Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/AngelinaLove) and Jennifer Thomas (who left pro wrestling after being released) in the mid-2000s. The most recent example is NXT diva Dana Brooke, whose sculpted biceps and love of flexing them were a big part of her gimmick when she first arrived. The biceps have disappeared, although clips of her flexing (when she still had them) are still plentiful in NXT promotional footage.

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* Speaking of Chyna, when she first started out in WWF, she was a mannish-looking bodybuilder with bigger muscles than most of the men. Over time, she had several cosmetic surgeries and lost most of her mass, allowing her to grace the cover of ''Playboy''.
* This often happens in the WWE developmental territories. An athletic woman gets noticed and is ordered to lose her muscle tone to suit the traditional Diva mold. This happened to Angel Williams (Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/AngelinaLove) and Jennifer Thomas (who left pro wrestling after being released) in the mid-2000s. The most recent example is NXT diva Dana Brooke, Wrestling/DanaBrooke, whose sculpted biceps and love of flexing them were a big part of her gimmick when she first arrived. The biceps have disappeared, although clips of arrived, yet her flexing (when she physique softened up considerably over time. She still had them) are still plentiful in NXT promotional footage.flexes, but it looks hilariously pathetic.
3rd Sep '16 12:14:08 PM fearlessnikki
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* One episode of BBC-3's ''Series/SnogMarryAvoid'' featured a female weight lifter. In her 'make-under', she was notably made to look more appealing with clothes that hid most of her muscles.
10th Aug '16 3:15:33 PM MiinU
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Despite [[UnkemptBeauty her looks]], no one's willing to take a chance hitting on Tatsuki and with good reason. She was Ichigo's sparring sparring partner during their childhood, and [[BullyHunter taught the bullies that used to pick on Orihime a lesson.]] Chizuru has also been on the receiving end of Tatsuki's wrath each time Chizuru has tried to molest Orihime. Which is why she considers Tatsuki cute, but too masculine for her tastes.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Despite [[UnkemptBeauty her looks]], no one's willing to take a chance hitting on Tatsuki and with good reason. She was Ichigo's sparring sparring partner during their childhood, and [[BullyHunter taught the bullies that used to pick on Orihime a lesson.]] Chizuru has also been on the receiving end of Tatsuki's wrath each time Chizuru has tried to molest Orihime. Which is why she considers Tatsuki cute, but too masculine for her tastes.
1st Aug '16 6:04:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/AmericanPiePresentsBetaHouse'', one of the fratguys has a RunningGag problem where he drinks too much and wakes up in all sorts of weird situations. At the end of the film he wakes up to find that he slept with a female bodybuilder, who is treated as an AbhorrentAdmirer.
27th Jul '16 6:23:59 AM rafi
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* Discussed and explored in ''Manga/BlackButler''. [[spoiler: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Middleford]] worries that her fiancé won't want her anymore, should he discover that she is actually an accomplished swordswoman. It stems from a childhood incident in which her fiancé stated that her mother, a fierce [[IronLady Iron]] LadyOfWar, was frightening and her was thankful he was marrying a sweet girl like her. Likewise, her aunt taught her that a ProperLady should be beautiful and sweet, surrounded by pretty things and there to always cheer up her husband. This leads to her becoming a DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel, making numerous sacrifices for the sake of his pride. Thankfully, when she's forced to rescue him and reveal her true nature as an ActionGirlfriend, he's not bothered in the least bit.



* Another prime example is Chiharu Nitta from ''Manga/BoysBe''. While she is pretty and some males have an interest in her she is called "Amazon Woman" by Makoto because Chiharu is on the high school track and field team.



* Son Pan goes on a date in the first episode of ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', only to have it interrupted by a crime in progress. She subdues the criminals single-handedly, but scares her date off in the process. [[ShipToShipCombat Fandom]] thinks (with good reason) she'd have better luck with Uub or Trunks.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': We have [[IronLady Olivier Mira Armstrong]], who can and does beat up her LightningBruiser younger brother who is twice her size, ridiculously muscular [[FanDisservice and not afraid to show it]], as well as a high-ranking state alchemist. Nearly every man she meets has a healthy respect for her, if not downright afraid of her.
** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], Jean is set up with the youngest Armstrong daughter, Catherine. He was perfectly happy about it, though visibly daunted when she effortlessly lifted a grand piano with one arm. Her sweet appearance, sense of style, wealth and good lineage won him over, though she wasn't too impressed with him as [[AllAmazonsWantHercules she's looking for a guy who's as strong as her brother]].



* Makoto/Sailor Jupiter from the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime was so worried that her tall stature, great strength, and hot temper would scare away guys that she learns to cook and dresses in a girly way so she would stop intimidating boys. It doesn't work. It's only in the third season, where she sees the much more masculine Haruka stand proud of herself, that she decides to forget what the boys think.
** Also happens to Minako in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] version: part of her bad luck with boys is openly attributed to her being a tomboy and ''beating up boys who mocked her for it''.



* Part of the reason that Momomiya Ichigo of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants to lose her powers]] is out of fear that the boy she likes will reject her when he finds out. In fact, he doesn't care. Of course, [[spoiler: his secret's even bigger...]]
* DiscussedTrope in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Ranma]] often points out to [[{{Tsundere}} Akane]], "Who'd want to marry a macho chick like you?" Akane, however, is desired by the entire male half of her high school, Ryoga, and Ranma himself (if he [[CannotSpitItOut could ever admit it]]).

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* Part of the reason that Momomiya Ichigo of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' [[IJustWantToBeNormal In ''Manga/LoveLab'', no guy wants to lose go out with Riko because she's OneOfTheBoys and beats up anybody who annoys her powers]] is out of fear that the boy she likes will reject her when he finds out. In fact, he doesn't care. Of course, [[spoiler: his secret's even bigger...]]
* DiscussedTrope in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Ranma]] often points out to [[{{Tsundere}} Akane]], "Who'd want to marry a macho chick like you?" Akane, however, is desired by the entire male half of her high school, Ryoga, and Ranma himself (if he [[CannotSpitItOut could ever admit it]]).
without hesitation.



* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': Despite all the Amazons being beautiful, none of them ever hook up with any of the guys. Instead, Ikki, Shiryu and Hyoga fell or have ShipTease with YamatoNadeshiko type of women.
* ''Manga/SorcererHunters''. Carrot Glace is a bit of an idiot, a womanizer, and his only useful skill in fighting sorcerers is totally out of his control -- he turns into a horrible, deadly monster when struck by magic. Despite all that, he has two loyal, beautiful women, who've known him forever, pursuing him -- the sisters Chocolate and Tira Misu. They are also, however, dominatrix-queens whose real job in the team is to beat the bejeesus out of Carrot after he's transformed, to turn him back into a human. He is, by his own admission, too afraid of them to think of them romantically.
* ''Manga/YawaraAFashionableJudoGirl'', a lesser-known comedy anime from the early '90s, features the cute schoolgirl protagonist Yawara, who also happens to be a highly skilled martial artist, coming from a long line of martial artists and having been taught as such from a '''''really''''' young age. In only the first episode of the anime, she displays her abilities to her crush, who then proceeds to run away from her in fear for a good portion of the rest of the series. It should be noted that Yawara herself seems to be aware of this trope, and wants to quit practicing fighting in order to be a normal girl for exactly the above reasons, which is what generates a sizable amount of the show's plot.
* Another prime example is Chiharu Nitta from ''Manga/BoysBe''. While she is pretty and some males have an interest in her she is called "Amazon Woman" by Makoto because Chiharu is on the high school track and field team.



* Sumika from ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'' couldn't care less that the guys consider her as this. Her grief comes from the fact that the ''girl'' she loves only likes 'em cute.

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* Sumika from ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'' couldn't care less that the guys consider ''Manga/MidoriDays'': The local otaku asks for Seiji's help to impress a girl by pretending to bully her as this. Her grief comes from the fact that the ''girl'' so he can intervene and chase him off. When she loves only likes 'em cute.kicks Seiji's ass, he loses interest, as he's one of those {{Moe}}-obsessed types.



* Discussed and explored in ''Manga/BlackButler''. [[spoiler: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Middleford]] worries that her fiancé won't want her anymore, should he discover that she is actually an accomplished swordswoman. It stems from a childhood incident in which her fiancé stated that her mother, a fierce [[IronLady Iron]] LadyOfWar, was frightening and her was thankful he was marrying a sweet girl like her. Likewise, her aunt taught her that a ProperLady should be beautiful and sweet, surrounded by pretty things and there to always cheer up her husband. This leads to her becoming a DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel, making numerous sacrifices for the sake of his pride. Thankfully, when she's forced to rescue him and reveal her true nature as an ActionGirlfriend, he's not bothered in the least bit.
* Manga/SoulEater: Despite Soul's statements that he's "too cool" to be involved with someone like [[BadAssBookworm Maka]] who, despite superb fighting skills, is thin as a pole and flat-chested, Soul seems to be more annoyed than pleased by their ''very'' Amazon-esque Cat/Human pet/roommate/[[PrettyFreeloaders shameless mooch]], Blair. ShipTease and Soul's girl!form (based on what he finds attractive in the opposite sex) in the chapter of Lust would also [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial seem to contradict his claims]]. This trope also get played straight with Maka herself: while learning to fly, she tells Soul that she wants angel wings; but since the form of the wings relies on both partners' images, they don't come out right. Soul can't think of Maka as an angel since she's [[VitriolicBestBuds constantly hitting him]].
* Son Pan goes on a date in the first episode of ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', only to have it interrupted by a crime in progress. She subdues the criminals single-handedly, but scares her date off in the process. [[ShipToShipCombat Fandom]] thinks (with good reason) she'd have better luck with Uub or Trunks.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': We have [[IronLady Olivier Mira Armstrong]], who can and does beat up her LightningBruiser younger brother who is twice her size, ridiculously muscular [[FanDisservice and not afraid to show it]], as well as a high-ranking state alchemist. Nearly every man she meets has a healthy respect for her, if not downright afraid of her.
** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], Jean is set up with the youngest Armstrong daughter, Catherine. He was perfectly happy about it, though visibly daunted when she effortlessly lifted a grand piano with one arm. Her sweet appearance, sense of style, wealth and good lineage won him over, though she wasn't too impressed with him as [[AllAmazonsWantHercules she's looking for a guy who's as strong as her brother]].
* ''Manga/MidoriDays'': The local otaku asks for Seiji's help to impress a girl by pretending to bully her so he can intervene and chase him off. When she kicks Seiji's ass, he loses interest, as he's one of those {{Moe}}-obsessed types.
* In ''Manga/LoveLab'', no guy wants to go out with Riko because she's OneOfTheBoys and beats up anybody who annoys her without hesitation.

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* Discussed DiscussedTrope in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Ranma]] often points out to [[{{Tsundere}} Akane]], "Who'd want to marry a macho chick like you?" Akane, however, is desired by the entire male half of her high school, Ryoga, and explored in ''Manga/BlackButler''. [[spoiler: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Middleford]] worries Ranma himself (if he [[CannotSpitItOut could ever admit it]]).
* Makoto/Sailor Jupiter from the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime was so worried
that her fiancé won't want her anymore, should he discover tall stature, great strength, and hot temper would scare away guys that she learns to cook and dresses in a girly way so she would stop intimidating boys. It doesn't work. It's only in the third season, where she sees the much more masculine Haruka stand proud of herself, that she decides to forget what the boys think.
** Also happens to Minako in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] version: part of her bad luck with boys
is actually an accomplished swordswoman. It stems openly attributed to her being a tomboy and ''beating up boys who mocked her for it''.
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': Despite all the Amazons being beautiful, none of them ever hook up with any of the guys. Instead, Ikki, Shiryu and Hyoga fell or have ShipTease with YamatoNadeshiko type of women.
* Sumika
from a childhood incident in which her fiancé stated ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'' couldn't care less that the guys consider her mother, a fierce [[IronLady Iron]] LadyOfWar, was frightening and her was thankful he was marrying a sweet girl like her. Likewise, her aunt taught her as this. Her grief comes from the fact that the ''girl'' she loves only likes 'em cute.
* ''Manga/SorcererHunters''. Carrot Glace is
a ProperLady should be bit of an idiot, a womanizer, and his only useful skill in fighting sorcerers is totally out of his control -- he turns into a horrible, deadly monster when struck by magic. Despite all that, he has two loyal, beautiful women, who've known him forever, pursuing him -- the sisters Chocolate and sweet, surrounded by pretty things and there to always cheer up her husband. This leads to her becoming a DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel, making numerous sacrifices for Tira Misu. They are also, however, dominatrix-queens whose real job in the sake team is to beat the bejeesus out of his pride. Thankfully, when she's forced to rescue him and reveal her true nature as an ActionGirlfriend, Carrot after he's not bothered in the least bit.
transformed, to turn him back into a human. He is, by his own admission, too afraid of them to think of them romantically.
* Manga/SoulEater: ''Manga/SoulEater'': Despite Soul's statements that he's "too cool" to be involved with someone like [[BadAssBookworm Maka]] who, despite superb fighting skills, is thin as a pole and flat-chested, Soul seems to be more annoyed than pleased by their ''very'' Amazon-esque Cat/Human pet/roommate/[[PrettyFreeloaders shameless mooch]], Blair. ShipTease and Soul's girl!form (based on what he finds attractive in the opposite sex) in the chapter of Lust would also [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial seem to contradict his claims]]. This trope also get played straight with Maka herself: while learning to fly, she tells Soul that she wants angel wings; but since the form of the wings relies on both partners' images, they don't come out right. Soul can't think of Maka as an angel since she's [[VitriolicBestBuds constantly hitting him]].
* Son Pan goes on Part of the reason that Momomiya Ichigo of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants to lose her powers]] is out of fear that the boy she likes will reject her when he finds out. In fact, he doesn't care. Of course, [[spoiler: his secret's even bigger...]]
* ''Manga/YawaraAFashionableJudoGirl'',
a date in lesser-known comedy anime from the early '90s, features the cute schoolgirl protagonist Yawara, who also happens to be a highly skilled martial artist, coming from a long line of martial artists and having been taught as such from a '''''really''''' young age. In only the first episode of ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', only to have it interrupted by a crime in progress. She subdues the criminals single-handedly, but scares anime, she displays her date off in the process. [[ShipToShipCombat Fandom]] thinks (with good reason) she'd have better luck with Uub or Trunks.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': We have [[IronLady Olivier Mira Armstrong]],
abilities to her crush, who can and does beat up then proceeds to run away from her LightningBruiser younger brother who is twice her size, ridiculously muscular [[FanDisservice and not afraid to show it]], as well as a high-ranking state alchemist. Nearly every man she meets has a healthy respect for her, if not downright afraid of her.
** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], Jean is set up with the youngest Armstrong daughter, Catherine. He was perfectly happy about it, though visibly daunted when she effortlessly lifted a grand piano with one arm. Her sweet appearance, sense of style, wealth and good lineage won him over, though she wasn't too impressed with him as [[AllAmazonsWantHercules she's looking
in fear for a guy who's as strong as her brother]].
* ''Manga/MidoriDays'': The local otaku asks for Seiji's help
good portion of the rest of the series. It should be noted that Yawara herself seems to impress a girl by pretending to bully her so he can intervene be aware of this trope, and chase him off. When she kicks Seiji's ass, he loses interest, as he's one of those {{Moe}}-obsessed types.
* In ''Manga/LoveLab'', no guy
wants to go out with Riko because she's OneOfTheBoys and beats up anybody who annoys her without hesitation.quit practicing fighting in order to be a normal girl for exactly the above reasons, which is what generates a sizable amount of the show's plot.



* WesternAnimation/KimPossible, in the early seasons, goes mostly dateless, as does her enemy, Shego.
* This exchange from ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' between the female leads of the resident Love Triangle (the focus of their attention being Green Lantern):
-->'''Vixen:''' You might want to ease up there. Most guys don't go for the ripped, bulky look.\\
'''Hawkgirl:''' ...Just trying to maintain my girlish figure. My... girlish, girlish figure...
* Granddad from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is quite taken with Luna until it comes out that she's a highly-trained ninja assassin who could kill him with her pinky. She takes the rejection very badly, and things go FromBadToWorse when it turns out that she also has a history of abusive relationships (and a "friend" who gives her very bad advice) that have rendered her very unstable.
* Heloise on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. It's been shown several times that every guy in Miseryville is completely terrified of her. When Jimmy tries to find her SecretAdmirer, every guy is terrified at the prospect of dating her.



* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. Like in almost every other episode, Alex meets a SatelliteLoveInterest in the form of an attractive body builder at the gym, who ends up becoming a part of the muscled CampGay villain's experiments in attempting to sell off "Bulky Bars" that cause people to go through a GrowingMusclesSequence, gain strange colored skin, and {{Hair Trigger Temper}}s, as they grow larger with every bar consumed before they explode. To even up the odds against the villain's muscled {{Mooks}}, Alex munches on the Bulky Bars herself, gaining her own set of busts and completely trashing the villain and his minions. When she, still in her muscled state, tries to hit it off with the body builder she saved, he kindly rejects her advances, his reason being his discomfort dating girls more "rip" than he is.


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* Granddad from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is quite taken with Luna until it comes out that she's a highly-trained ninja assassin who could kill him with her pinky. She takes the rejection very badly, and things go FromBadToWorse when it turns out that she also has a history of abusive relationships (and a "friend" who gives her very bad advice) that have rendered her very unstable.
* Heloise on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. It's been shown several times that every guy in Miseryville is completely terrified of her. When Jimmy tries to find her SecretAdmirer, every guy is terrified at the prospect of dating her.
* This exchange from ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' between the female leads of the resident Love Triangle (the focus of their attention being Green Lantern):
-->'''Vixen:''' You might want to ease up there. Most guys don't go for the ripped, bulky look.\\
'''Hawkgirl:''' ...Just trying to maintain my girlish figure. My... girlish, girlish figure...
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible reasons this as why she doesn't have a date to the prom.
* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. Like in almost every other episode, Alex meets a SatelliteLoveInterest in the form of an attractive body builder at the gym, who ends up becoming a part of the muscled CampGay villain's experiments in attempting to sell off "Bulky Bars" that cause people to go through a GrowingMusclesSequence, gain strange colored skin, and {{Hair Trigger Temper}}s, as they grow larger with every bar consumed before they explode. To even up the odds against the villain's muscled {{Mooks}}, Alex munches on the Bulky Bars herself, gaining her own set of busts and completely trashing the villain and his minions. When she, still in her muscled state, tries to hit it off with the body builder she saved, he kindly rejects her advances, his reason being his discomfort dating girls more "rip" than he is.
27th Jul '16 6:02:46 AM dotchan
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* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors 4'' - This trope is present by implication through the way Kai and Kunoichi interact, the former flying into a berserk rage whenever she perceieves Kunoichi to be making fun of her in this way whether or not Kunoichi is actually doing so.
19th Jul '16 12:23:15 PM MiinU
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}: Despite [[UnkemptBeauty her looks]], no one's willing to take a chance hitting on Tatsuki and with good reason. She was Ichigo's sparring sparring partner during their childhood, and [[BullyHunter taught the bullies that used to pick on Orihime a lesson.]] Chizuru has also been on the receiving end of Tatsuki's wrath each time Chizuru has tried to molest Orihime. Which is why she considers Tatsuki cute, but too masculine for her tastes.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}: *''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Despite [[UnkemptBeauty her looks]], no one's willing to take a chance hitting on Tatsuki and with good reason. She was Ichigo's sparring sparring partner during their childhood, and [[BullyHunter taught the bullies that used to pick on Orihime a lesson.]] Chizuru has also been on the receiving end of Tatsuki's wrath each time Chizuru has tried to molest Orihime. Which is why she considers Tatsuki cute, but too masculine for her tastes.
19th Jul '16 12:22:47 PM MiinU
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*''Manga/{{Bleach}}: Despite [[UnkemptBeauty her looks]], no one's willing to take a chance hitting on Tatsuki and with good reason. She was Ichigo's sparring sparring partner during their childhood, and [[BullyHunter taught the bullies that used to pick on Orihime a lesson.]] Chizuru has also been on the receiving end of Tatsuki's wrath each time Chizuru has tried to molest Orihime. Which is why she considers Tatsuki cute, but too masculine for her tastes.



** Shampoo, the actual amazon of the cast, is desired by Mousse, and Ranma at least likes the free food and attention she gives him, and was [[HelloNurse openly smitten by her looks]] before she tried to kill him.
19th Jul '16 12:13:26 PM MiinU
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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Lina Inverse never gets far flirting with any of her fleeting rushes. It seems that most men aren't turned on by greedy, foul-mouthed bottomless pit tsunderes with a criminal record who have a reputation of scaring dragons & destroying entire cities.
19th Jul '16 6:57:31 AM Chabal2
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* Milo Manara's ComicBook/XMen features a plane-worshiping leader (don't ask) courting ComicBook/{{Storm}}, to the chagrin of the man's wife. Once he discovers that Storm has powers, he loses all interest: His wife has powers too, and he was looking for a ''Human'' woman so that he could have the upper hand for once.

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* Milo Manara's ComicBook/XMen features a plane-worshiping leader cult (don't ask) courting whose leader tries to court ComicBook/{{Storm}}, to the chagrin of the man's wife. Once he discovers that Storm has powers, he loses all interest: His wife has powers too, and he was looking for a ''Human'' woman so that he could have the upper hand for once.
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