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6th Nov '17 9:53:30 PM LeonardoRegulus
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* Lynn Loud Jr. from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' plays every sport imaginable everywhere, even if it destroys the house. She even has various pre-game rituals for good luck. Unusually for a female, she's a DumbJock and also a bit of a JerkJock (she's quick to use physical force to get her way), though she's still portrayed as sympathetic as any of her siblings.

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* Lynn Loud Jr. from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' plays every sport imaginable everywhere, even if it destroys the house. She even has various pre-game rituals for good luck. Unusually for a female, she's a DumbJock and also a bit of a JerkJock (she's quick to use physical force to get her way), though [[LovableJock she's still portrayed as sympathetic sympathetically]] as any the rest of her siblings.
6th Nov '17 9:48:07 PM LeonardoRegulus
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* Lynn Loud Jr. from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' plays every sport imaginable everywhere, even if it destroys the house. She even has various pre-game rituals for good luck. Unusually for a female, she's a DumbJock and also a bit of a JerkJock (she's quick to use physical force to get her way), though she's still portrayed as sympathetic as any of her siblings.
28th Oct '17 6:45:56 PM Fangusu
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Female athletes are depicted differently in fiction from male athletes. While their male counterparts are usually either [[DumbMuscle|dumb]] or [[JerkJock|mean]], fictional female athletes are usually given sympathetic portrayals and used to explore gender roles.

The passionate sports girl can put the JerkJock in his place by beating him at his own sport. She can vary from being a sweet and shy yet diligent player, to being a dark personality who just wants to play football. The specific sport she pursues is often dependent on personality; {{tomboy}}s will likely be into soccer, basketball, swimming, martial arts, baseball or softball, whereas {{girly girl}}s will favor tennis, ice skating, gymnastics and volleyball.

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Female In fiction, male athletes are depicted differently in fiction from male athletes. While their male counterparts are usually either [[DumbMuscle|dumb]] dumb or [[JerkJock|mean]], fictional mean, whereas female athletes are usually given sympathetic portrayals and used to explore gender roles.

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The passionate sports girl can put the JerkJock in his place by beating him at his own sport. She can vary from being a sweet and shy yet diligent player, to being a dark personality who just wants to play football. The specific sport she pursues is often dependent on personality; {{tomboy}}s will likely be into generally prefer soccer, basketball, swimming, martial arts, baseball or and softball, whereas {{girly girl}}s will favor generally prefer tennis, ice skating, gymnastics and volleyball.
28th Oct '17 6:43:30 PM Fangusu
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Female athletes are depicted differently in fiction from male athletes. While their male counterparts are usually either {{dumb|DumbMuscle}} or {{mean|JerkJock}}, fictional female athletes are usually given sympathetic portrayals and used to explore gender roles.

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Female athletes are depicted differently in fiction from male athletes. While their male counterparts are usually either {{dumb|DumbMuscle}} [[DumbMuscle|dumb]] or {{mean|JerkJock}}, [[JerkJock|mean]], fictional female athletes are usually given sympathetic portrayals and used to explore gender roles.
28th Oct '17 6:42:48 PM Fangusu
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Female athletes are depicted differently in fiction from male athletes. While their male counterparts are usually either {{dumb|Jock}} or {{jerk|Jock}}s, fictional female athletes are usually given sympathetic portrayals and more often are used to explore gender roles.

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. 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.

You can tell that she's passionate because this girl lives for one sport at which she excels, or perhaps for any opportunity to show her strength, despite what anyone else thinks. In the first case, if it's a traditionally male sport, her desire to prove herself could lead to SweetPollyOliver as she attempts to get on an all boy team. If she plays a variety of sports then she's more likely to be the GirlNextDoor. If it's a boys' team then it's YouGoGirl.

She's also a more accessible LoveInterest for the hero, since he can get to know her better by playing sports with her. There is a bit of WishFulfillment here for both the guys (who want a girlfriend they can talk sports with) and the girls (who want to associate themselves easier with sporty guys). On the other hand, making sports her priority can [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon be intimidating]], at least at first.

In works focused on female characters she is sometimes subjected to EvenTheGirlsWantHer since her sports heroics impresses the girls, but without being as intimidating as a boy. This is particularly common in Anime. When taken to the logical extreme this can turn her into a LesbianJock.

Unlike male athletes who are usually not depicted as stellar at academics, female athletes are more likely to be an AcademicAthlete who has excellent grades as well. Though this isn't always the case.

Compare GamerGirl, another example of a female in a traditionally male-dominated medium, and also the GirlyBruiser, who can have the same passion for sports but have a GirlyGirl personality. Contrast ShortTank.

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Female athletes are depicted differently in fiction from male athletes. While their male counterparts are usually either {{dumb|Jock}} {{dumb|DumbMuscle}} or {{jerk|Jock}}s, {{mean|JerkJock}}, fictional female athletes are usually given sympathetic portrayals and more often are used to explore gender roles.

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

You can tell that she's she is passionate because this girl lives for one sport at which she excels, or perhaps for any opportunity to show her strength, despite what anyone else thinks. In the first case, if it's a traditionally male sport, her desire to prove herself could lead to SweetPollyOliver as she attempts to get on an all boy team. If she plays a variety of sports then she's more likely to be the GirlNextDoor. If it's a boys' team then it's YouGoGirl.

She's She is also a more accessible LoveInterest for the hero, since he can get to know her better by playing sports with her. There is a bit of WishFulfillment here for both the guys (who want a girlfriend they can talk about sports with) and the girls (who want to associate themselves easier with sporty guys). On the other hand, making sports her priority can [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon be intimidating]], at least at first.

In works focused on female characters characters, she is sometimes subjected to EvenTheGirlsWantHer since her sports heroics impresses the girls, but without being as intimidating as a boy. This is particularly common in Anime. When taken to the logical extreme this can turn her into a LesbianJock.

Unlike male athletes who are usually not depicted as stellar at academics, female athletes are more likely to be an AcademicAthlete who has excellent grades as well. Though this isn't always the case.

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Compare GamerGirl, GamerChick, another example of a female in a traditionally male-dominated medium, and also the GirlyBruiser, who can have the same passion for sports but have a GirlyGirl personality. Contrast ShortTank.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' has a few examples, most notably [[NiceGirl Sky]], [[HairTriggerTemper Eva]] and [[PragmaticVillainy Jo]]. The latter are semi-antagonists, but not completely stereotypical {{Jerk Jock}}s.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' has a few examples, most notably [[NiceGirl Sky]], [[HairTriggerTemper Eva]] and [[PragmaticVillainy Jo]]. The latter two are semi-antagonists, semi-antagonistic, but not completely stereotypical {{Jerk Jock}}s.
8th Oct '17 3:36:51 PM nombretomado
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* Samantha "Sam" Kepler from ''{{Wishbone}}'' participates in every sport her male friends do and would much rather be taking karate lessons than dance lessons.

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* Samantha "Sam" Kepler from ''{{Wishbone}}'' ''Series/{{Wishbone}}'' participates in every sport her male friends do and would much rather be taking karate lessons than dance lessons.
5th Oct '17 12:24:56 PM CnHGirl
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** In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[HandicappedBadass Toph]] competes in underground Earthbending tournaments (think Earthbending mixed with pro-wrestling) and loves every minute of it. She's also the undefeated champion for ''several years'' by that point, and she's only 12 when we meet her.
21st Jun '17 8:15:19 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In a sidestory set in the continuity of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Whitney is mentioned to be the top-rated softball player in Goldenrod City, as well as a regular Pokéathlon contender.
29th Apr '17 1:48:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'', being a DatingSim, has several of these. The first one and trend-setter is the swimmer and {{Bokukko}} Nozomi Kiyokawa from the first game (and to a much lesser degree, tennis player Yukari Koshiki, who's a member of the tennis team but is more relaxed about the sports); we also have Rumi Kanbe (track runner) and Sayo Tsukimura (volleyball) from the second game (more exactly, from [[AllThereInTheManual related side-materials]]), as well as main heroine Hikari Hinomoto; and Itsuki Maeda (soccer) from the fourth.

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* ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'', ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'', being a DatingSim, has several of these. The first one and trend-setter is the swimmer and {{Bokukko}} Nozomi Kiyokawa from the first game (and to a much lesser degree, tennis player Yukari Koshiki, who's a member of the tennis team but is more relaxed about the sports); we also have Rumi Kanbe (track runner) and Sayo Tsukimura (volleyball) from the second game (more exactly, from [[AllThereInTheManual related side-materials]]), as well as main heroine Hikari Hinomoto; and Itsuki Maeda (soccer) from the fourth.
11th Apr '17 7:01:21 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Three examples that are ''even older'' than the aforementioned ''Manga/AimForTheAce'' characters show up in a short manga from ''1957'', Makoto Takahashi's ''[[Manga/TheRowsOfCherryTrees Sakura Namiki]]''. It features three girls (Yukiko Nakahara, Ayako Sunahara and Chikage Maki) who are members of their school's table tennis team: a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship-like LoveTriangle develops as Yukiko asserts herself as an asset to the team and wants Chikage to notice her, while Ayako gets jealous as Hell...



* ''Manga/ShinshunkiMimanOkotowari'' has Asuka Higuchi, who is very athletic and wants to be a PE school teacher. She becomes a member of the gymnastics club, and even gains a rival in the gym club captain Youko Kamiya.

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* ''Manga/ShinshunkiMimanOkotowari'' has Asuka Higuchi, who is very athletic and wants to be a PE school teacher. She becomes a member of the her school's gymnastics club, and even gains a rival in the gym club captain Youko Kamiya.
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