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1st Dec '16 12:12:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* The quote above comes from the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' movie ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', where River's SuperSoldier programming forcibly implanted by TheGovernment manifests when she receives her activation signal (a "Fruity Oaty Bars" commercial) at the Maidenhead bar. She proceeds to wipe the floor with everyone in the bar, including resident [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] and {{Badass}} Jayne, who takes a shot at restraining her but gets a painful GroinAttack and a serving tray to the head that knocks him flat for his trouble. She is only deactivated when her brother Simon speaks a code-phrase that serves to knock her out. Her impressive capabilities come from a combination of PsychicPowers, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis extreme intelligence]], and [[TrainingFromHell intense conditioning]], [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity which drove her insane.]] That's not even mentioning what she does to the [[spoiler:Reavers]] at the end of the movie.

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* The quote above comes from the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' movie ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', where River's SuperSoldier programming forcibly implanted by TheGovernment manifests when she receives her activation signal (a "Fruity Oaty Bars" commercial) at the Maidenhead bar. She proceeds to wipe the floor with everyone in the bar, including resident [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] and {{Badass}} Jayne, who takes a shot at restraining her but gets a painful GroinAttack and a serving tray to the head that knocks him flat for his trouble. She is only deactivated when her brother Simon speaks a code-phrase that serves to knock her out. Her impressive capabilities come from a combination of PsychicPowers, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis extreme intelligence]], and [[TrainingFromHell intense conditioning]], [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity which drove her insane.]] That's not even mentioning what she does to the [[spoiler:Reavers]] at the end of the movie.
15th Nov '16 4:37:27 PM Vovka
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* Sadly, you wouldn't see this trope in real life that often simply due to physics - bigger mass, bigger hits and defense. Oh sure, skilled female martial artist will more often than not wipe the floor with a huge but unskilled man. What media and popular perception often overlook is that it takes a lot to build up enough skill to overcome innate size difference. In addition, a real fight favors real experience, with say a long time bouncer often being better prepared than a no-contact karate practitioner. Very few realistic scenarios involve too many back flips though.
* On the other hand, a number of martial arts disciplines specifically plan for the need to combat a larger, stronger attacker. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jujutsu Jujutsu]] allows the defender to exploit the weight and size of the attacker, to the former's advantage. Jujutsu was developed for fighting between armored samurai (since [[KatanasAreJustBetter the swords of the time]] [[RealityEnsues couldn't slice through their armor]]), and eventually adopted into [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judo Judo]], which in turn developed further into [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_jiu-jitsu Jiu-Jitsu]].
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Sadly, you wouldn't see this trope in real life that often simply due to physics - bigger mass, bigger hits and defense. Oh sure, skilled female martial artist will more often than not wipe the floor with a huge but unskilled man. What media and popular perception often overlook is that it takes a lot to build up enough skill to overcome innate size difference. In addition, a real fight favors real experience, with say a long time bouncer often being better prepared than a no-contact karate practitioner. Very few realistic scenarios involve too many back flips though.
* On the other hand, a number of martial arts disciplines specifically plan for the need to combat a larger, stronger attacker. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jujutsu Jujutsu]] allows the defender to exploit the weight and size of the attacker, to the former's advantage. Jujutsu was developed for fighting between armored samurai (since [[KatanasAreJustBetter the swords of the time]] [[RealityEnsues couldn't slice through their armor]]), and eventually adopted into [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judo Judo]], which in turn developed further into [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_jiu-jitsu Jiu-Jitsu]].
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5th Nov '16 2:13:52 PM AnotherDuck
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* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Fructose Riboflavin is a male example. As a [[HeavyWorlder light worlder,]] he can't hit very ''hard,'' but he can [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20090829.html outmaneuver much larger opponents]] and [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20101026.html hit them many, many times.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Fructose Riboflavin is a male example. As a [[HeavyWorlder light worlder,]] {{Lightworlder}}, he can't hit very ''hard,'' but he can [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20090829.html outmaneuver much larger opponents]] and [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20101026.html hit them many, many times.]]
30th Oct '16 7:06:14 AM Anddrix
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* Film/{{Alice|InWonderland}}, played by Creator/MiaWasikowska dons a shining suit of armor, and beheads the friggin' Jabberwocky (who, to add even more to the {{HSQ}}, is voiced by Creator/ChristopherLee).

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* Film/{{Alice|InWonderland}}, Film/{{Alice|InWonderland2010}}, played by Creator/MiaWasikowska dons a shining suit of armor, and beheads the friggin' Jabberwocky (who, to add even more to the {{HSQ}}, is voiced by Creator/ChristopherLee).
4th Oct '16 3:17:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/ButtonMan'': Adele primarily uses her highly trained martial art skills to take on opponents several times her size.
30th Sep '16 2:32:01 AM ladymoonshade
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* Arkay in ''Literature/UrbanDragon'' is barely 5'3" and can pass for a high-schooler, but she can also punch through cinderblock and lift a car in a pinch.
25th Sep '16 9:13:48 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* WWE also had plans to bring Shantelle Taylor in wearing a bodysuit, win matches against guys, and reveal herself as a girl after she'd been winning. They never did this, however, and she ended up wrestling in Wrestling/{{TNA}} as Taylor Wilde - then retiring because of how little money she was making there.

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* WWE also had plans to bring Shantelle Taylor in wearing a bodysuit, win matches against guys, and reveal herself as a girl after she'd been winning. They never did this, however, and she ended up wrestling in Wrestling/{{TNA}} as Taylor Wilde Wrestling/TaylorWilde - then retiring because of how little money she was making there.
10th Sep '16 12:59:42 PM Philweasel
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** This does come to bite her in her confrontation with Frank D'Amico however, as she makes the mistake of engaging him in a confined space and he uses his much greater size and strength to quickly overpower her.
7th Sep '16 5:24:39 AM Laevatein
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Has nothing to do with [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh My Waifu]] (although maybe [[AmazonChaser one would want a waifu who weilds wonderful Waif Fu]]), WokFu, or [[{{WesternAnimation/Wakfu}} Wakfu]].

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Has nothing to do with [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh My Waifu]] (although maybe [[AmazonChaser one why would one not want a waifu who weilds wonderful Waif Fu]]), Fu?]]), WokFu, or [[{{WesternAnimation/Wakfu}} Wakfu]].
7th Sep '16 1:34:31 AM Laevatein
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Has nothing to do with [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh My Waifu]], WokFu, or [[{{WesternAnimation/Wakfu}} Wakfu]].

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Has nothing to do with [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh My Waifu]], Waifu]] (although maybe [[AmazonChaser one would want a waifu who weilds wonderful Waif Fu]]), WokFu, or [[{{WesternAnimation/Wakfu}} Wakfu]].
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