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10th Apr '16 3:28:25 PM RustyBill
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* Beka Valentine, Captain and owner of the salvage ship ''Eureka Maru'' from GeneRoddenberry's ''{{Series/Andromeda}}''. The first time we see her in a dress, she's complaining about how she can't run and fight in all that cloth... and she's still wearing her combat boots.
10th Apr '16 3:14:30 PM SilentStranger
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* Robin on ''HowIMetYourMother''. She isnt completely unfeminine, but shares a lot of interests with the male cast, not to mention she also msokes and likes guns and sports. This is due to her father raising her like a boy because he wanted a son.


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* Not a specific character, but the concept is used for jokes occasionally on ''FamilyGuy'', such as Peter mentioning a "woman trying way too hard to be one of the guys" in a strip club. There was also a cutaway about JoanOfArc being burned at the stake due to her fellow soldiers getting tired of her constantly bringing this trope up.
** Lois, while normally being a regular housewife, became One of The Guys in an episode where she had to stand in for Peter on bowling night due to him being sick, and ended up befriending Joe and Quagmire and joining them on guy escapades.
8th Mar '16 4:09:22 PM ThestralDawn
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* Sun Jing from ''WebComic/TheirStory'' often plays basketball with her male friends, and seems to spend most of her free time with them in general. She also has a preference for masculine clothing, and wears a tie with her school uniform rather than the standard girl's bow.
8th Mar '16 7:54:47 AM Scorpion451
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An ActionGirl is sometimes portrayed as being "one of the guys", possibly as a subtle form of {{fanservice}} (or not so subtle, depending on the character).

Compare (and often overlaps with) GirlNextDoor, bonus points if they've have been RaisedByDudes. Also loosely related to {{bifauxnen}}, which is a girl who can pass for a pretty boy, but are usually more refined. Not to be confused with YouGoGirl, where a girl participates in masculine activities just to prove she can do it. Contrast with GirlyGirl and ProperLady.

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An ActionGirl is sometimes portrayed as being "one of the guys", possibly as a subtle form of {{fanservice}} (or not so subtle, depending on the character).

character). TheLadette can be thought of as this trope plus SheIsAllGrownUp, but when she isn't [[CanCrushingCranium crushing beer cans with her forehead]], she's often reminding her guy friends that she's a girl in the most [[TheTease hamfisted]] [[LovableSexManiac ways]] [[TankTopTomboy possible]]- which may be a self-conscious attempt to [[DefiedTrope defy]] the downsides of this trope.

Compare (and often overlaps with) GirlNextDoor, bonus points if they've have been RaisedByDudes. Also loosely related to {{bifauxnen}}, which is a girl who can pass for a pretty boy, but are usually more refined. Not to be confused with YouGoGirl, where a girl participates in masculine activities just to prove she can do it. Contrast with GirlyGirl and ProperLady.
21st Feb '16 1:14:17 PM JustKnown
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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': As far as Ranma's concerned, Ukyō really ''is'' one of the guys. At least, he thought she was, back when they were kids. So he was shocked when he finally (as in years later) realized that she was really a girl the whole time. But he doesn't treat her any differently than he used to and still thinks of her the same way, out of habit. Which is helped by the fact that she continues to refer to herself using the [[{{Bokukko}} "boku wa" pronoun]].

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': As far as Ranma's concerned, Ukyō really ''is'' one of the guys. At least, he thought she was, back when they were kids. So he was shocked when he finally (as in years later) realized that she was really a girl the whole time. But he doesn't treat her any differently than he used to and still mostly thinks of her the same way, out of habit.as his oldest friend. Which is helped by the fact that she continues to refer to herself using the [[{{Bokukko}} "boku wa" pronoun]]. Ranma does refer to her as his "cute" fiancee, but that's mostly a dig at Akane (his "uncute" fiancee).
11th Jan '16 1:19:23 PM phoenix
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Carol is a classic version of this, being her school's top football ([[TheBeautifulGame the version that the rest of the world recognises as football]]) player, a top athlete, with a spiky, abrasive personality. The latter largely comes from the fact that, unlike most examples, she's not indistinguishable from the guys. Instead, she's an AmazonianBeauty and YoungerThanSheLooks, leading to a lot of unwanted attention.

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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Carol is a classic version of this, being her school's top football ([[TheBeautifulGame ([[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball the version that the rest of the world recognises as football]]) player, a top athlete, with a spiky, abrasive personality. The latter largely comes from the fact that, unlike most examples, she's not indistinguishable from the guys. Instead, she's an AmazonianBeauty and YoungerThanSheLooks, leading to a lot of unwanted attention.
7th Jan '16 9:47:24 AM henry42
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* Miki from ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' only hanged out with boys in elementary and has only brothers. She was a boyish girl who didn't "get" other girls until puberty hit,and suddenly her male friends were uncomfortable with her chest growth.

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* Miki from ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' only hanged hung out with boys in elementary and has only brothers. She was a boyish girl who didn't "get" other girls until puberty hit,and suddenly her male friends were uncomfortable with her chest growth.
4th Jan '16 7:43:30 PM mephistos
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* The [[{{Adorkable}} adorkable]] Kaywinnet Lee Frye in {{Firefly}} is the mechanic for the titular ship in the series and is basically a live-action version of [[ChipNDaleRescueRangers Gadget Hackwrench]], rarely found in anything other than a greasy pair of coveralls. Her version of One of the Boys is interestingly played with/inverted, in that she is shown desperately wanting to express her femininity and get dolled up on more than one occasion instead of it being simply thrust upon her by others.
2nd Jan '16 9:54:00 AM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Elh Melizée]] from ''{{Solatorobo}}''. While she doesn't seem to have any truly "boyish" interests (and even [[spoiler:knows a bit about flowers, but [[IWasJustPassingThrough only because they grew in her home village]], of course]]), she [[WholesomeCrossdresser wears boys' clothing]], [[{{Bokukko}} uses male pronouns]], and [[LadyLooksLikeADude appears male enough that Red and Chocolat mistake her for a guy at first sight]] - even a guard at an all-boys magic school that she sneaks into notes that, upon close inspection, "he couldn't possibly be a girl". Red [[UnsettlingGenderReveal flips out]] when he learns she's a girl, but even after that, he continues to treat her pretty much the same as he did when he thought she was a guy (aside from the ShipTease, anyway).

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* [[spoiler:Elh Melizée]] from ''{{Solatorobo}}''.''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}''. While she doesn't seem to have any truly "boyish" interests (and even [[spoiler:knows a bit about flowers, but [[IWasJustPassingThrough only because they grew in her home village]], of course]]), she [[WholesomeCrossdresser wears boys' clothing]], [[{{Bokukko}} uses male pronouns]], and [[LadyLooksLikeADude appears male enough that Red and Chocolat mistake her for a guy at first sight]] - even a guard at an all-boys magic school that she sneaks into notes that, upon close inspection, "he couldn't possibly be a girl". Red [[UnsettlingGenderReveal flips out]] when he learns she's a girl, but even after that, he continues to treat her pretty much the same as he did when he thought she was a guy (aside from the ShipTease, anyway).
14th Dec '15 3:24:58 PM margdean56
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Girls usually spend time with other girls, in cliques, or 'sisterhoods'. Then, there are those who prefer pal around with guys instead. Traditional schoolgirl pastimes, such as playing with dolls and tea time, are eschewed in favor of things like baseball, or roughousing around the schoolyard. She might be rude and use crude, or less refined slang like a boy. She spits, bleeds, and doesn't care much if she's [[IBrokeANail chipped a nail]] or two.

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Girls usually spend time with other girls, in cliques, or 'sisterhoods'. Then, there are those who prefer pal around with guys instead. Traditional schoolgirl pastimes, such as playing with dolls and tea time, are eschewed in favor of things like baseball, or roughousing roughhousing around the schoolyard. She might be rude and use crude, or less refined slang like a boy. She spits, bleeds, and doesn't care much if she's [[IBrokeANail chipped a nail]] or two.



That said, chances are good that they'll be subjected to a SheCleansUpNicely plot, at some point, to bring forth their [[BeautifulAllAlong "true beauty'.]] But unlike other girls, they'll consider themselves a victim, as being forced to [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses get 'dolled up" is humiliating.]] And in some cases, it [[UnkemptBeauty isn't even necessary]]. Not only does it run the risk of changing the group dynamic, [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn it may cause one of the guys to develop a romantic interest in her]] - which can make things... ''[[IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship awkward]]'', for her.

In a strange twist, {{Chickification}} is often seen as an ''improvement'' for them. The guys she hangs with often find the development of feminine traits in their 'bestie' a plus, as they'll now have [[GirlNextDoor an approachable girl]] they share a lot in common with. But it can just as easily backfire on her when her friends start to take an interest in girls, only to completely overlook her. Instead, they'll come to her for advice on how to approach ''other girls''; leaving her as the 'odd man out'. Or, if one of 'em doesn't have a date, they might ask her to act as an emergency stand-in, for appearances sake -- just to help out a pal of course, [[ShipTease it doesn't mean anything]].

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That said, chances are good that they'll be subjected to a SheCleansUpNicely plot, at some point, to bring forth their [[BeautifulAllAlong "true beauty'.beauty".]] But unlike other girls, they'll consider themselves a victim, as being forced to [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses get 'dolled "dolled up" is humiliating.]] And in some cases, it [[UnkemptBeauty isn't even necessary]]. Not only does it run the risk of changing the group dynamic, [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn it may cause one of the guys to develop a romantic interest in her]] - -- which can make things... ''[[IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship awkward]]'', for her.

In a strange twist, {{Chickification}} is often seen as an ''improvement'' for them. The guys she hangs with often find the development of feminine traits in their 'bestie' a plus, as they'll now have [[GirlNextDoor an approachable girl]] they share a lot in common with. But it can just as easily backfire on her when her friends start to take an interest in girls, only to completely overlook her. Instead, they'll come to her for advice on how to approach ''other girls''; leaving her as the 'odd man out'. Or, if one of 'em doesn't have a date, they might ask her to act as an emergency stand-in, for appearances appearances' sake -- just to help out a pal of course, [[ShipTease it doesn't mean anything]].
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