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21st Aug '16 2:06:54 PM StarSword
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* In ''Fanfic/RealityIsFluid'' and "Fanfic/AllsFairInLoveAndWar", we learn that Kanril Eleya is a fan of both springball and baseball, specifically of players and teams from her home province Kendra. In the latter story her new father-in-law jokingly tells her and Gaarra to get an annulment: "I will not have my grandchildren rooting for the Warriors!"



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* Mary Camden from ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' plays on the girls' basketball team and is seen as a girl who would give the guys a hard time because of her self-confident nature.
* Samantha "Sam" Kepler from ''{{Wishbone}}'' participates in every sport her male friends do and would much rather be taking karate lessons than dance lessons.
* When Laura Ingalls from ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' acts like her spunky, baseball-playing self, she attracts a guy who plays, too.
* Jane Vaughan of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' just wants to play football despite the harassment from her team mates. She's good, too.
* Moze from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' is good enough to get into all the sports teams in her middle school, loves sports, and is co-captain of the volleyball team. She's the most athletic of the main trio, and she was even easily able to make the wrestling team, beating all the guys on the team without getting even a little winded. Plus, she has more athletic records than anyone in Polk Middle School history.
* Joan Watson on ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' is seen regularly jogging, enjoys watching baseball games, and is implied to have played soccer when she displays knowledge of the sport.
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Emily loves her sports.
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* Mary Camden from ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' plays on the girls' basketball team and is seen as a girl who would give the guys a hard time because of her self-confident nature.
* Samantha "Sam" Kepler from ''{{Wishbone}}'' participates in every sport her male friends do and would much rather be taking karate lessons than dance lessons.
* When Laura Ingalls from ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' acts like her spunky, baseball-playing self, she attracts a guy who plays, too.
* Jane Vaughan of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' just wants to play football despite the harassment from her team mates. She's good, too.
* Moze from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' is good enough to get into all the sports teams in her middle school, loves sports, and is co-captain of the volleyball team. She's the most athletic of the main trio, and she was even easily able to make the wrestling team, beating all the guys on the team without getting even a little winded. Plus, she has more athletic records than anyone in Polk Middle School history.
* Joan Watson on ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' is seen regularly jogging, enjoys watching baseball games, and is implied to have played soccer when she displays knowledge of the sport.
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Emily loves her sports.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** Kira Nerys is shown early on to be a fan and amateur player of the Bajoran sport springball, and even bonds with her first LoveInterest Vedek Bareil Antos over the sport.
** Baseball fell out of favor on Earth in the 21st century, with the last World Series played in the 2040s. However, Ben Sisko is a fan, and first becomes attracted to his LoveInterest Kasidy Yates over her enjoyment of Cestus III's baseball league (her brother plays for one of the teams).
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10th Jun '16 5:34:57 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* The ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution's'' version of Jean Grey is not only a member of the X-Men, but also a skilled soccer player and the captain of the girls' team in her school. [[spoiler: Sadly, she's kicked out of the team when it's revealed that she's a mutant.]]
10th Jun '16 5:33:15 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Shirley Fenette from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', one of the stars of Ashford Academy's swimming team.

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* Shirley Fenette from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is one of the stars of Ashford Academy's swimming team.team, and she's sometimes seen practising or getting ready for tournaments.



* In ''Anime/MahouTsukaiChappy'', Chappy befriends an older girl named Katie Klein who is a professional ice skater, but is losing her self-confidence after failing to pull a VERY difficult routine.[[note]](Which is basically an UptoEleven version of the famous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_jump#Women Triple Axel Jump]], a sequence already very hard to pull in RealLife for skaters of either gender and, at [[TheSeventies the time]] of ''Chappy's'' airing, ''still'' not performed by female competitors in official tournaments.)[[/note]] Chappy decides to help Katie regain her strength and finally nail the routine in time for a tournament. [[spoiler: They succeed.]]

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* In ''Anime/MahouTsukaiChappy'', Chappy befriends an [[BrokenBird a sad and troubled older girl girl]] named Katie Klein who is a professional ice skater, but is losing her self-confidence after failing to pull a VERY difficult routine.routine. [[note]](Which is basically an UptoEleven version of the famous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_jump#Women Triple Axel Jump]], a sequence [[DifficultButAwesome already very hard to pull pull]] in RealLife for skaters of either gender and, at [[TheSeventies the time]] of ''Chappy's'' airing, ''still'' not performed by female competitors in official tournaments.)[[/note]] Chappy decides to help Katie regain her strength and finally nail the routine in time for a tournament. [[spoiler: They succeed.]]



* Subverted with Minako/Venus from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', who loves sports and is really good at volleyball -- but is more focused on her Sailor senshi duties and her IdolSinger dreams. Haruka/Uranus plays is straighter, and so do both her friend [[DarkSkinnedRedhead Elsa Gray]] in the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]]'s S season (track TeenGenius [[spoiler: who actually introduced Haruka to her future [[BattleCouple partner and girlfriend]], ElegantClassicalMusician Michiru/Neptune]]) and LovableAlphaBitch Sonoko Iijyuin (captain of the softball team) from the Stars season.

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* Subverted with ''Franchise/SailorMoon''
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Minako/Venus from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', subverts this who loves sports and is really good at volleyball -- but is more focused on her Sailor senshi duties and her IdolSinger dreams. She eventually rejoins the volleyball team towards the end, however.
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Haruka/Uranus plays is straighter, this straighter ([[{{Pun}} so to say]] and so do both her friend specialities are racing and field running.
** Two characters of the day in the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]] are sports women: Haruka's FriendlyRival
[[DarkSkinnedRedhead Elsa Gray]] in the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]]'s S season (track TeenGenius [[spoiler: who actually introduced Haruka to her future [[BattleCouple partner and girlfriend]], ElegantClassicalMusician Michiru/Neptune]]) and LovableAlphaBitch Sonoko Iijyuin (captain of the softball team) from the Stars season.



* Emi Ibarazaki from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is a star runner on her school's track team. Despite ''having lost her legs and running with special prosthetics''.

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* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''
** Hisao's prospect love interest
Emi Ibarazaki from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is a the star runner on her school's track team. Despite team... despite ''having lost her legs and running with special prosthetics''.



* Maria Wong from ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}''. She loves sport, especially extreme sports, and is always trying to get her friends to join her, but Sharon and Connor do not share Maria's thirst for danger or competitive streak.

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* Maria Wong from ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}''. She ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' loves sport, especially extreme sports, and is always trying to get her friends to join her, but Sharon and Connor do not share Maria's thirst for danger or competitive streak.



* In one of the [[{{Peanuts}} Snoopy]] specials, we learn that Peppermint Patty is an excellent ice skater and follow her as she gets ready for a contest. [[spoiler: She's almost disqualified when her music tape is broken, but Woodstock improvises a whistling melody to help her.]]

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* In one of the [[{{Peanuts}} Snoopy]] specials, we learn that Peppermint Patty is reveals that she's an excellent ice skater and follow the plot follows her as she gets ready for a contest. [[spoiler: She's almost disqualified when her music tape is broken, but Woodstock improvises a whistling melody to help her.]]
28th May '16 7:38:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'': Natsu Ayuhara is the captain of Gorin High's all-girl volleyball team and a strong swimmer. The ending of the PlayStation version even shows her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77PXVfkeDGY&feature=related spear fishing (0:22).]] Her teammates all [[CoolBigSis look up to her]] and consider her a role model.

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* ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'': Natsu Ayuhara is the captain of Gorin High's all-girl volleyball team and a strong swimmer. The ending of the PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation version even shows her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77PXVfkeDGY&feature=related spear fishing (0:22).]] Her teammates all [[CoolBigSis look up to her]] and consider her a role model.
19th May '16 5:23:56 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Anime/HungryHeartWildStriker'' has Kyosuke's prospect girlfriend, Miki Fujiwaki, who is a member of her school's soccer team for girls. It's thanks to Miki's passion for the sport that Kyousuke, who once played soccer too but left it due to personal problems, decided to restart playing.
1st May '16 11:33:12 AM GlitteringFlowers
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Usually this just means that girls who like to play sports (particularly traditional male sports) are {{Tomboy}}s who prefer to [[OneOfTheBoys play with the boys]]. Often she can put the JerkJock in his place by beating him at his own sport. Of course she can vary anywhere from a girl who's sweet and shy but puts her all into the game to one who has a dark personality and just wants to play football.

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Usually this just means that girls who like to play sports (particularly traditional male sports) are {{Tomboy}}s who prefer to [[OneOfTheBoys play with the boys]]. Often she can put the JerkJock in his place by beating him at his own sport. Of course she can vary anywhere from a girl who's sweet and shy but puts her all into the game game, to one who has a dark personality and just wants to play football.
football. The specific sport she pursues will also be a factor: {{tomboy}}s will likely be into soccer, basketball, swimming, martial arts or baseball/softball while {{girly girl}}s will favor tennis, ice skating, gymnastics of either kind and volleyball.



* In ''Anime/MahouTsukaiChappy'', Chappy befriends an older girl named Katie Klein who is a professional ice skater, but is losing her self-confidence after failing to pull a VERY difficult routine.[[note]](Which is basically an UptoEleven version of the famous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_jump#Women Triple Axel Jump]], a sequences already very hard to pull in RealLife for any skaters and, at [[TheSeventies the time]] of ''Chappy's'' airing, ''still'' not performed by female competitors in official tournaments.)[[/note]] Chappy decides to help Katie regain her strength and finally nail the routine in time for a tournament. [[spoiler: They succeed.]]

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* In ''Anime/MahouTsukaiChappy'', Chappy befriends an older girl named Katie Klein who is a professional ice skater, but is losing her self-confidence after failing to pull a VERY difficult routine.[[note]](Which is basically an UptoEleven version of the famous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_jump#Women Triple Axel Jump]], a sequences sequence already very hard to pull in RealLife for any skaters of either gender and, at [[TheSeventies the time]] of ''Chappy's'' airing, ''still'' not performed by female competitors in official tournaments.)[[/note]] Chappy decides to help Katie regain her strength and finally nail the routine in time for a tournament. [[spoiler: They succeed.]]
11th Jan '16 1:20:28 PM phoenix
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* Carol Danvers is a dedicated [[TheBeautifulGame football]] (soccer) player in ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' and very good at it, [[TheCaptain captaining]] her school team, specifically playing as a [[JackOfAllTrades box to box midfielder]], a position requiring a great deal of energy and skill. [[Creator/NimbusLlewelyn The author]] then elaborates that the specific comparison he was going for was [[TheCaptain Steven Gerrard]] of [[UsefulNotes/BritishFootyTeams Liverpool FC]], owing in part to their shared nickname of 'Captain Marvel' and similar dedication and, of course, RuleOfCool.

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* Carol Danvers is a dedicated [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] (soccer) player in ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' and very good at it, [[TheCaptain captaining]] her school team, specifically playing as a [[JackOfAllTrades box to box midfielder]], a position requiring a great deal of energy and skill. [[Creator/NimbusLlewelyn The author]] then elaborates that the specific comparison he was going for was [[TheCaptain Steven Gerrard]] of [[UsefulNotes/BritishFootyTeams Liverpool FC]], owing in part to their shared nickname of 'Captain Marvel' and similar dedication and, of course, RuleOfCool.
1st Jan '16 8:09:26 PM mlsmithca
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* Korra, the titular character from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', loves "[[FictionalSport Pro-Bending]]" so much that she [[JumpedAtTheCall joined a pro-bending team]] when the opportunity to do so presented itself.

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* Korra, the titular title character from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', loves "[[FictionalSport Pro-Bending]]" so much that she [[JumpedAtTheCall joined a pro-bending team]] when the opportunity to do so presented itself.
1st Jan '16 7:57:28 PM R1ck
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* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': Riley is a pre-teen girl from Minnesota who's extremely passionate about playing hockey. Her love for hockey is one of her personality islands [[spoiler: that becomes a plot point later on when her inability to perform well during San Francisco tryouts and subsequent rage-quit triggers the breakdown of the island, signifying her further slippage into depression]]. Unlike many other examples on this page, she is not begrudged for her hockey obsession by any of her friends because of her gender, and both her parents actively encourage her involvement in the sport with [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents unbridled enthusiasm]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': Riley is a pre-teen girl from Minnesota who's extremely passionate about playing hockey. Her love for hockey is one of her personality islands [[spoiler: that becomes a plot point later on when her inability to perform well during San Francisco tryouts and subsequent rage-quit triggers the breakdown of the island, signifying her further slippage into depression]]. Unlike many other examples on this page, she is not begrudged for her hockey obsession by any Both of her friends because of her gender, and both her parents actively encourage her involvement in the sport with [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents unbridled enthusiasm]].
29th Dec '15 2:52:32 PM StFan
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->''"(Rainbow Dash is), like, the captain of ''every'' sports team."''
-->--'''Pinkie Pie''', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''

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->''"(Rainbow ->''"[Rainbow Dash is), is], like, the captain of ''every'' sports team."''
-->--'''Pinkie -->-- '''Pinkie Pie''', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''



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* Princess Merida from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' is passionate about swordplay, horseback riding, and archery, which annoys her ProperLady mother Queen Elinor.
* Julia from ''WesternAnimation/DinoTime''. Though this is mostly an InformedAttribute.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'': The human version of Rainbow Dash is, according to Pinkie Pie, the captain of ''every'' sports team. The sport we actually see her playing in the movie is soccer, and she's indubitably a crack.
* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': Riley is a pre-teen girl from Minnesota who's extremely passionate about playing hockey. Her love for hockey is one of her personality islands [[spoiler: that becomes a plot point later on when her inability to perform well during San Francisco tryouts and subsequent rage-quit triggers the breakdown of the island, signifying her further slippage into depression]]. Unlike many other examples on this page, she is not begrudged for her hockey obsession by any of her friends because of her gender, and both her parents actively encourage her involvement in the sport with [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents unbridled enthusiasm]].
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* Princess Merida from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' is passionate about swordplay, horseback riding, and archery, which annoys her ProperLady mother Queen Elinor.



* Julia from ''DinoTime''. Though this is mostly an InformedAttribute.



* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': Riley is a pre-teen girl from Minnesota who's extremely passionate about playing hockey. Her love for hockey is one of her personality islands [[spoiler: that becomes a plot point later on when her inability to perform well during San Francisco tryouts and subsequent rage-quit triggers the breakdown of the island, signifying her further slippage into depression]]. Unlike many other examples on this page, she is not begrudged for her hockey obsession by any of her friends because of her gender, and both her parents actively encourage her involvement in the sport with [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents unbridled enthusiasm]].



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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Rainbow Dash is a tomboy who excels at flying and dreams of joining the Wonderbolts, an elite stunt flying/rescue team.
** Spitfire, ''leader'' of the Wonderbolts, is a mare. She also acts (keyword: ''Acts'') like a {{DrillSergeantNasty}} while training the rookies at the Wonderbolt's Academy.
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'': The human version of Rainbow Dash is, according to Pinkie Pie, the captain of ''every'' sports team.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Rainbow Dash is a tomboy who excels at flying and dreams of joining the Wonderbolts, an elite stunt flying/rescue team.
** Spitfire, ''leader'' of the Wonderbolts, is a mare. She also acts (keyword: ''Acts'') like a {{DrillSergeantNasty}} DrillSergeantNasty while training the rookies at the Wonderbolt's Academy.
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'': The human version of Rainbow Dash is, according to Pinkie Pie, the captain of ''every'' sports team.
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