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12th Jan '18 4:06:20 AM Cryoclaste
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* {{Subverted}} in the Italian remake of ''FanFic/BattleFantasiaProject'': when [[SailorMoon Sailor Venus]] gets the other Sailor Senshi to train for meelee, she also has them train in gymnastic... But only to ''condition their body'', as it exercises any and all muscles in the body (as with swimming. In fact, Mercury and Neptune, good enough swimmers they were tempted to try out for the Olympics, were the first to adapt), something the author of that particular side story admits he took from MMA (where gymnastics ''is'' used to train the athletes). When it comes to fight, they stick to more down-to-earth martial arts.

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* {{Subverted}} in the Italian remake of ''FanFic/BattleFantasiaProject'': when [[SailorMoon [[Franchise/SailorMoon Sailor Venus]] gets the other Sailor Senshi to train for meelee, she also has them train in gymnastic... But only to ''condition their body'', as it exercises any and all muscles in the body (as with swimming. In fact, Mercury and Neptune, good enough swimmers they were tempted to try out for the Olympics, were the first to adapt), something the author of that particular side story admits he took from MMA (where gymnastics ''is'' used to train the athletes). When it comes to fight, they stick to more down-to-earth martial arts.
28th Dec '17 7:00:25 PM erforce
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* ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack''.

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* %%* ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack''.



* Mystique from the ''Film/XMen'' films is acrobatic, prefers hand-to-hand combat ([[KickChick kicks in particular]]), and even ''slides''.

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* Mystique from the ''Film/XMen'' films ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' is acrobatic, prefers hand-to-hand combat ([[KickChick kicks in particular]]), and even ''slides''.
25th Dec '17 9:17:09 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Usually subverted by Momono Mio, who ''is'' a practitioner of parkour and frequent example of WaiFu. However, when she actually attacks, her striking and holds tend to be fairly conventional. She's even smaller than Sakai, so she tries to first [[IShallTauntYou frustrate and tire opponents before locking up or shooting in.
25th Dec '17 9:03:31 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* {{Subverted| trope}} by Wrestling/BlackRose of WWC/WWL fame (or [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]] or WWN), whose entrance often includes lots of tumbles, cartwheels and splits but whose wrestling style includes lots of forearms, shoulder lifts, elbows, grounded headlock punches, back submissions and power slams. She's even been known to scoop up noticeably larger opponents like Terra Calaway and Missy Sampson. Still, as her showoff entrances indicate, she ''can'' hit [[Wrestling/UltimoDragon La Quebrada]], matrix and kick hamstrings sore if in the mood.

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* {{Subverted| trope}} by Wrestling/BlackRose of WWC/WWL fame (or [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]] or WWN), whose entrance often includes lots of tumbles, cartwheels and splits but whose wrestling style includes lots of forearms, shoulder lifts, elbows, grounded headlock punches, back submissions and power slams. She's even been known to scoop up noticeably larger opponents like Terra Calaway and Missy Sampson. Still, as her showoff entrances indicate, she ''can'' hit [[Wrestling/UltimoDragon La Quebrada]], matrix and kick hamstrings sore if in the mood.your throat ''from her back'' you let her.
20th Nov '17 10:03:36 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/HouseOfFlyingDaggers'' incorporated some of this. Zhang Ziyi doesn't have any martial arts training, but she has been dancing since she was eleven. As a result many of Mei's fight scenes use elements of dance.
* ''{{Film/Serenity}}'' usually has River Tam employing WaifFu against enemies. But in the bar scene, she does show some She Fu moves. This is down to Creator/SummerGlau being a trained ballerina.



* Aversion: Creator/JossWhedon's ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' was fairly free of this, no matter which Slayer we're talking about, whether it be Tae Kwon Do-kicking Buffy, down-and-dirty Faith or even some of the other Slayers like Kendra or Nikki Wood. Similarly, River Tam of Whedon's more recent ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', despite displaying considerable WaifFu in the movie sequel, also avoided such extraneous movements even when she was kicking the butts of burly men.
** It can be noticed, though, if you watch e.g. ''Buffy'' closely: it's not jarringly over-abundant throughout the show, but it ''is'' there occasionally nonetheless. Might depend on the director of the episode in question. Probably the most ''bizarre'' case of weird flip-stunts occurs in the season 3 episode "Earshot", when Buffy uses a combination of flips that ''defy the laws of physics'' to get up to her high school's clock tower as fast as possible. Likewise, if you watch River Tam's bar fight scene, it's there once or twice (after all, Creator/SummerGlau is a [[DanceBattler ballet dancer]] herself.)
** Not surprisingly, Whedon himself lampshaded this in the commentary for the episode "The Harvest", where he states that he dislikes the use of it since it's more time-consuming to deal with the stunts and choreography.
* After becoming an [[IKnowKarate instant twelfth-degree black belt]] followed by gaining levitation abilities, Phoebe of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' began to express the trope. As for the other two, the demons rarely ever even got close enough. Billie sometimes dabbled with this, though having telekinesis probably helped. Phoebe actually lost her levitation powers because these special effects were too costly.

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* Aversion: Creator/JossWhedon's ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' was fairly free of this, no matter which Slayer we're talking about, whether it be Tae Kwon Do-kicking Buffy, down-and-dirty Faith or even some of the other Slayers like Kendra or Nikki Wood. Similarly, River Tam of Whedon's more recent ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', despite displaying considerable WaifFu in the movie sequel, also avoided such extraneous movements even when she was kicking the butts of burly men.
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It can be noticed, though, if you watch e.g. ''Buffy'' closely: it's not jarringly over-abundant throughout the show, but it ''is'' there occasionally nonetheless. Might depend on the director of the episode in question. Probably the most ''bizarre'' case of weird flip-stunts occurs in the season 3 episode "Earshot", when Buffy uses a combination of flips that ''defy the laws of physics'' to get up to her high school's clock tower as fast as possible. Likewise, if you watch River Tam's bar fight scene, it's there once or twice (after all, Creator/SummerGlau is a [[DanceBattler ballet dancer]] herself.)
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Not surprisingly, Whedon himself lampshaded this in the commentary for the episode "The Harvest", where he states that he dislikes the use of it since it's more time-consuming to deal with the stunts and choreography.
* ''{{Series/Charmed}}'':
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After becoming an [[IKnowKarate instant twelfth-degree black belt]] followed by gaining levitation abilities, Phoebe of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' began to express the trope. As for the other two, the demons rarely ever even got close enough. Billie sometimes dabbled with this, though having telekinesis probably helped. Phoebe actually lost her levitation powers because these special effects were too costly.costly.
** In the episode "Blinded By The Whitelighter" Prue displayed some of this in a TrainingMontage when preparing to fight a warlock called Ames. In-universe it's justified by her telekinesis helping out.
** Billie likewise dabbled in some of this in Season 8, as she had telekinesis as her power as well.



* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' is the queen of She Fu, and yet she still takes ''plenty'' of punches.

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* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'':
** Xena
is the queen of She Fu, and yet she still takes ''plenty'' of punches.punches. It is an established part of Xena canon, based on WordOfGod, that cartwheeling/backflipping across an area is ''faster'' than running the same distance, so this is largely justified in series.



*** It is an established part of Xena canon, based on WordOfGod, that cartwheeling/backflipping across an area is ''faster'' than running the same distance, so this is largely justified in series.



* Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl in ''Series/{{Batman}}'', was a trained ballerina. Batgirl's fighting style was heavily [[DanceBattler dance-influenced]], with lots of spins and high kicks. Unlike Batman and Robin, she never threw or took a punch (though she would fairly often throw or wield an ImprovisedWeapon).
** There's one interesting exception to the above rule about punching. Batgirl takes several punches in "The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra" -- all from henchmen who are invisible.
* Creator/AmyJoJohnson used to be a pro gymnast, so her character Kimberly from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' naturally used She Fu in her fight scenes. The second Pink Ranger Kat was a dancer, so she had some of it too.

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* Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl in ''Series/{{Batman}}'', was a trained ballerina. Batgirl's fighting style was heavily [[DanceBattler dance-influenced]], with lots of spins and high kicks. Unlike Batman and Robin, she never threw or took a punch (though she would fairly often throw or wield an ImprovisedWeapon).
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ImprovisedWeapon). There's one interesting exception to the above rule about punching. Batgirl takes several punches in "The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra" -- all from henchmen who are invisible.
* Creator/AmyJoJohnson used to be a pro gymnast, so her character Kimberly from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' naturally used She Fu in her fight scenes. The second Pink Ranger Kat was a dancer, so she had some of it too. That being said, the male Blue Ranger Billy also used a lot of it too - due to his actor David Yost being a champion gymnast.



* Wrestling/AlexaBliss takes this to new levels. She performs a somersault off the top rope for no reason at all. Surprise surprise, she's a former gymnast and cheerleader.

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* Wrestling/AlexaBliss takes this to new levels. She performs a somersault off the top rope for no reason at all. Surprise surprise, she's a former gymnast and cheerleader. She also does a moonsault into a ''knee drop''.


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* Wrestling/LivMorgan is a former cheerleader and incorporates a few Matrix dodges and handsprings into her offence. One of her moves involves doing a handspring to the ropes and back-rolling into a headscissor takedown.
1st Nov '17 10:34:47 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/MercedesMartinez has always had a very technical approach and was always deceptively strong but used to rely on quickness and tumbling to gain the advantage over her foes. While her move set hasn't changed too drastically, she's become more direct and strike reliant over the years, which can lead to a nasty surprise to those who don't know her history or else forgot she can still fly around the ring if necessary.

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* Wrestling/MercedesMartinez has always had a very technical approach and was always deceptively strong but used to rely on quickness and tumbling to gain the advantage over her foes. While her move set hasn't changed preferred moves did not change too drastically, she's become she became more direct and strike reliant over the years, which can lead to always made a nasty surprise to possible those who don't know her history or else forgot she can still never lost the ability to fly around the ring if when necessary.
31st Oct '17 11:24:47 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''{{Cleopatra 2525}}'', by the same production company, also featured vast amounts of She Fu, usually performed by Sarge or Hel.

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* ''{{Cleopatra ''Series/{{Cleopatra 2525}}'', by the same production company, also featured vast amounts of She Fu, usually performed by Sarge or Hel.
18th Aug '17 10:34:07 AM Prfnoff
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* Until the second game the only practitioners in Bloody Roar (Long and crossdresser Fox) were MALE. Then Long takes the now-defused Tykebomb Uriko under his wing. Alice's kicks and flips are moderately more functional, being short, quick, and not too flashy, at least until she breaks out her beast form. Justified in that her beast form is a rabbit, though.

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* Until the second game the only practitioners in Bloody Roar ''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'' (Long and crossdresser Fox) were MALE. Then Long takes the now-defused Tykebomb {{Tykebomb}} Uriko under his wing. Alice's kicks and flips are moderately more functional, being short, quick, and not too flashy, at least until she breaks out her beast form. Justified in that her beast form is a rabbit, though.
21st Jun '17 4:49:25 PM Malady
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* Pernica in ''Literature/Opus Gemini'' plays it straight first by flipping through an open window into a surgery room. When she tries to escape by the same way, however, she gets tangled in her dress and awfully hurts herself at the windowsill.

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* Pernica in ''Literature/Opus Gemini'' ''Literature/OpusGemini'' plays it straight first by flipping through an open window into a surgery room. When she tries to escape by the same way, however, she gets tangled in her dress and awfully hurts herself at the windowsill.



* [[GenderInvertedTrope Gender inverted]] in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''. Not only does it give its men [[SpyCatsuit Spy Catsuits]], but also she-fu cartwheel kicks.
* Also [[GenderInvertedTrope gender inverted]] in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. PlayerCharacter Leon S. Kennedy performs multiple evasive backflips and wall-jumps. Then again, Ada and Krauser manage to top it off with even more pointless backflips. Then, Leon learns LeParkour...

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* [[GenderInvertedTrope Gender inverted]] in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''. Not only does it give its men [[SpyCatsuit Spy Catsuits]], {{Spy Catsuit}}s, but also she-fu cartwheel kicks.
* Also [[GenderInvertedTrope gender inverted]] {{gender inverted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. PlayerCharacter Leon S. Kennedy performs multiple evasive backflips and wall-jumps. Then again, Ada and Krauser manage to top it off with even more pointless backflips. Then, Leon learns LeParkour...



* Morrigan Aensland of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', combining Shotoclone goodness with [[HornyDevil sexy]] [[HelloNurse moves]]. Including hitting people with her [[PrehensileHair hair]]. Felicia also falls in this with her movements, showing just how flexible her cat body is, including using her own tail as a stand or weapon.

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* Morrigan Aensland of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', combining Shotoclone goodness with [[HornyDevil sexy]] [[HelloNurse moves]]. Including hitting people with her [[PrehensileHair hair]].PrehensileHair. Felicia also falls in this with her movements, showing just how flexible her cat body is, including using her own tail as a stand or weapon.



* Chaka of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse specializes in this style of fighting. Justified in that her [[KiAttacks ki powers]] make it extraordinarily easy for her to do so. In her first superhero fight with a bunch of ninjas, she drives her opponent up the wall by dodging his attacks with unnecessary flips.
* In justified examples, Ruby of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' uses a SinisterScythe. She needs to flip and roll around to get enemies into her kill zone. The "Red" trailer brilliantly showcases this.

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* Chaka of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse specializes in this style of fighting. Justified {{Justified|Trope}} in that her [[KiAttacks ki powers]] make it extraordinarily easy for her to do so. In her first superhero fight with a bunch of ninjas, she drives her opponent up the wall by dodging his attacks with unnecessary flips.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
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In justified examples, a {{justified|Trope}} example, Ruby of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' uses a SinisterScythe. She SinisterScythe and she needs to flip and roll around to get enemies into her kill zone. The "Red" trailer brilliantly showcases this.



* The former circus acrobat Ty Lee in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' makes use of cartwheels, leaps, reverse backflips, etc., to enable her to execute her close-range, effective [[KiAttacks chi-blocking (Kyusho-jitsu) techniques]]. Due to the show's strong sense of realism, her She Fu feats as well as her uncanny resemblance to the show's title character cause many in the [[{{Fanon}} fandom]] to [[EpilepticTrees rabidly speculate]] on the "possibility" that ''somehow'', she is part Air Nomad.

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* The former circus acrobat Ty Lee in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' makes use of cartwheels, leaps, reverse backflips, etc., to enable her to execute her close-range, effective [[KiAttacks chi-blocking (Kyusho-jitsu) techniques]]. Due to the show's strong sense of realism, her She Fu feats as well as her uncanny resemblance to the show's title character cause many in the [[{{Fanon}} fandom]] {{fan|on}}dom]] to [[EpilepticTrees rabidly speculate]] on the "possibility" that ''somehow'', she is part Air Nomad.



* [[Characters/LegendOfZelda Princess Zelda]] of the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' usually fights like this. Sometimes so does ''Link''.

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* [[Characters/LegendOfZelda ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'': Princess Zelda]] of the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' Zelda usually fights like this. Sometimes so does ''Link''.
12th Apr '17 1:17:58 PM BattleMaster
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* Morrigan Aensland of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', combining Shotoclone goodness with [[EvilIsSexy sexy]] [[HelloNurse moves]]. Including hitting people with her [[PrehensileHair hair]]. Felicia also falls in this with her movements, showing just how flexible her cat body is, including using her own tail as a stand or weapon.

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* Morrigan Aensland of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', combining Shotoclone goodness with [[EvilIsSexy [[HornyDevil sexy]] [[HelloNurse moves]]. Including hitting people with her [[PrehensileHair hair]]. Felicia also falls in this with her movements, showing just how flexible her cat body is, including using her own tail as a stand or weapon.
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