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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.
26th Mar '17 4:07:51 PM eroock
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->"Why did she have to be a ''cheerleader?'' If she was on the debate team I would've ''vaporized'' her by now!"

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->"Why ->''"Why did she have to be a ''cheerleader?'' If she was on the debate team I would've ''vaporized'' her by now!"now!"''
15th Feb '17 6:30:31 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' sees the titular Buffy employing a lot of flips, handsprings and cartwheels in her fights. This one is slightly justified by her being a cheerleader. The TV series (see below) mostly averted the trope.



** 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 nontheless. 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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** 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 nontheless.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.)



* 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.

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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.



* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' (the live-action version of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'') is rife with this kind of "fighting", even though the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]] never had it. It's considerably more stylized (and substantially sillier), though; some observers have called it "[[DanceBattler ballet-fu]]".
** There is a notable difference in the style of fighting after the first 10 or so episodes. The first ten or so featured the so-called "ballet-fu" and it was hard to watch. The rest of the episodes feature the more straightforward She-Fu.

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* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' (the live-action version of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'') is rife with this kind of "fighting", even though the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]] never had it. It's considerably more stylized (and substantially sillier), though; some observers have called it "[[DanceBattler ballet-fu]]".
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ballet-fu]]". There is a notable difference in the style of fighting after the first 10 or so episodes. The first ten or so featured the so-called "ballet-fu" and it was hard to watch. The rest of the episodes feature the more straightforward She-Fu.


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* Surprisingly averted by {{Wrestling/Carmella}} who is a former dancer and cheerleader, and yet rarely employs this style (aside from the odd countering of a snapmare by landing on her feet). Presumably because in {{Kayfabe}} she is meant to be a girl who came in off the streets to be trained by Enzo and Cass - and so she employs more of a brawling style.
7th Jan '17 3:01:54 AM VVK
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* Oasis from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' uses this in spades, what with being a gymnast assassin and all.

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* Oasis from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' uses this in spades, what with being a gymnast assassin and all. Likewise her "sister" Kusari.
2nd Jan '17 9:20:11 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* This trait distinguishes Taeler Hendrix from the other [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor Women Of Honor]], [[UpToEleven even Sakai]]. Where most people jump or roll as a means of offense or defense, Hendrix seemingly uses handstands, spins, splits and cartwheels as a means of locomotion...though she does often find ways to transition into offense, sometimes in [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty really callous ways]] such as landing in a manner that she [[GroinAttack hits someone's crouch]].
12th Oct '16 11:18:14 AM TheNerevarine
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* Rayne from ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'' is very acrobatic in combat, such as when she is done feeding on minion enemies, she can just throw them around with blackflip kicks or ''break their necks with her ankles''.
13th Jul '16 7:37:12 AM Willbyr
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* The Angels in ''KidouTenshiAngelicLayer''; possibly justified by the fact that they are [[TheKidWithTheRemoteControl mind-controlled]] robots and most operators appear to be adolescent girls that may or may not have [[IKnowMortalKombat seen]] too much She Fu on TV.

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* The Angels in ''KidouTenshiAngelicLayer''; ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer''; possibly justified by the fact that they are [[TheKidWithTheRemoteControl mind-controlled]] robots and most operators appear to be adolescent girls that may or may not have [[IKnowMortalKombat seen]] too much She Fu on TV.
9th Jul '16 11:58:06 AM nombretomado
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* Applies to just about any female character in ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}''. They tend to have higher "Agility" stats and lower "Strength" and "Toughness" stats than their male counterparts. [[GratuitousNinja Lariska]] is probably the most obvious example in-story, however, being incredibly acrobatic with ninja-like abilities.

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* Applies to just about any female character in ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}''.''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}''. They tend to have higher "Agility" stats and lower "Strength" and "Toughness" stats than their male counterparts. [[GratuitousNinja Lariska]] is probably the most obvious example in-story, however, being incredibly acrobatic with ninja-like abilities.
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