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27th Jul '16 8:40:52 AM AndyLA
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** Also applies to Cammy, who at 5'4 1/2" is one of the smallest members of the cast (two inches shorter than Chun-Li, by comparison), but she can still knock the block off the likes of Zangief or T. Hawk.



* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series has Hinako Shijo, a [[ButNotTooForeign half-Russian]] Japanese schoolgirl... ''who is a sumo wrestler!''

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* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series has Hinako Shijo, a [[ButNotTooForeign half-Russian]] Japanese schoolgirl... ''who is a sumo wrestler!''wrestler!'' And yes, she can toss people like Chang into the ground!
17th Jul '16 12:39:57 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Natsumi, an average high school girl, is able to take on giant mecha, alien monsters, intergalactic mercenaries, devious deathtraps, etc. It's hinted that her mother is even stronger.
10th Jul '16 12:01:51 PM captainpat
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* Subverted with Webcomic/{{Tetsuko}}, before her permanent transformation into a 6'3 hulking woman she looked very thin for a someone who could bench press 250 pounds and beat up large burly men. However, it turns out that she was way more muscular than she appears and could double her bicep size by flexing.
8th Jul '16 1:33:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* Film/{{Alice|InWonderland}}, played by Creator/MiaWasikowska dons a shining suit of armor, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome 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}}, played by Creator/MiaWasikowska dons a shining suit of armor, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and beheads the friggin' Jabberwocky]](who, Jabberwocky (who, to add even more to the {{HSQ}}, is voiced by Creator/ChristopherLee).



** Alternatively, she had seen the Karkus is comic book form and knew he didn't truly exist, so he had no power over her. The Doctor had never heard of him, so he wasn't able to fight the Karkus the same way, but he could confidently claim that the Karkus' "anti-molecular ray disintegrator" gun was complete rubbish and couldn't possibly work, at which point it [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ceased to exist]].

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** Alternatively, she had seen the Karkus is comic book form and knew he didn't truly exist, so he had no power over her. The Doctor had never heard of him, so he wasn't able to fight the Karkus the same way, but he could confidently claim that the Karkus' "anti-molecular ray disintegrator" gun was complete rubbish and couldn't possibly work, at which point it [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome it ceased to exist]].exist.
8th Jul '16 1:33:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in R.A. Salvatore's ''TheClericQuintet'' with Danica Maupauissant. She's described as "barely topping 5-ft and 100 lbs., with a mop of bouncing strawberry-blonde hair." And she kicks the tails of everyone. Priests of Oghma, who are very accomplished wrestlers (and most are at least three times her size) make her wrestle them before they tell her where to find what she wants in the Edificant Library. She always wins. The reason this is justified within the series is because she's a Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition Monk. Loosely translated: Shaolin monk on crack.

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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in R.A. Salvatore's ''TheClericQuintet'' ''Literature/TheClericQuintet'' with Danica Maupauissant. She's described as "barely topping 5-ft and 100 lbs., with a mop of bouncing strawberry-blonde hair." And she kicks the tails of everyone. Priests of Oghma, who are very accomplished wrestlers (and most are at least three times her size) make her wrestle them before they tell her where to find what she wants in the Edificant Library. She always wins. The reason this is justified within the series is because she's a Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition Monk. Loosely translated: Shaolin monk on crack.



* Vin in ''{{Mistborn}}'' is a tiny teenaged girl who, by the time the trilogy ends, has taken out just about everything nasty the CrapsackWorld can throw at her. She is one of the titular mistborn, and as such possesses powers including but not limited to [[SuperpowerLottery superhuman strength, speed, senses, telekenetic control of metals, and a Jedi-like ability to see the immediate future.]]

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* Vin in ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' is a tiny teenaged girl who, by the time the trilogy ends, has taken out just about everything nasty the CrapsackWorld can throw at her. She is one of the titular mistborn, and as such possesses powers including but not limited to [[SuperpowerLottery superhuman strength, speed, senses, telekenetic control of metals, and a Jedi-like ability to see the immediate future.]]
26th Jun '16 9:08:26 PM nombretomado
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* Lieutenant Karrin Murphy in ''TheDresdenFiles'' is 5 feet tall and a hundred pounds soaking wet. She's also TheBigGuy. This is because she's highly skilled in Aikido, which uses an enemy's weight and momentum against them, while also preserving their well-being.
** And it goes UpToEleven when she [[spoiler: picks up one of the Swords of the Cross]], especially in ''Changes''.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
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Lieutenant Karrin Murphy in ''TheDresdenFiles'' is 5 feet tall and a hundred pounds soaking wet. She's also TheBigGuy. This is because she's highly skilled in Aikido, which uses an enemy's weight and momentum against them, while also preserving their well-being.
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well-being. It goes UpToEleven when she [[spoiler: picks up one of the Swords of the Cross]], especially in ''Changes''.''{{Literature/Changes}}''.



** There's also "Lydia", the mysterious client in ''Grave Peril'' - when possessed by a demon, she's easily able to throw Harry around, even though he's much bigger. Being Harry, he comments that this shouldn't work.
* Mariel of ''{{Redwall}}''. She's a mouse, probably aged about twelve in the first book, and has been kept as a slave for quite a long time, yet she's able to beat up seabirds with nothing but a length of knotted rope.

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** There's also "Lydia", the mysterious client in ''Grave Peril'' ''Literature/GravePeril'' - when possessed by a demon, she's easily able to throw Harry around, even though he's much bigger. Being Harry, he comments that this shouldn't work.
* Mariel of ''{{Redwall}}''.''Literature/{{Redwall}}''. She's a mouse, probably aged about twelve in the first book, and has been kept as a slave for quite a long time, yet she's able to beat up seabirds with nothing but a length of knotted rope.
7th Jun '16 4:07:29 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ZhangZiyi is often gets typecast as a Waif-Fu ActionGirl.

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* ZhangZiyi Creator/ZhangZiyi is often gets typecast as a Waif-Fu ActionGirl.
4th May '16 8:14:22 PM Zxczxczbfgman
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* 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 [[KatanasAereJustBetter 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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* 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 [[KatanasAereJustBetter [[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]].
4th May '16 8:13:59 PM Zxczxczbfgman
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* 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 [[KatanasAereJustBetter 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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20th Apr '16 8:28:26 PM McJeff
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Margaret_Garrud Edith Garrud]], the main bodyguard for the British suffragist movement, who learned various forms of Jiu-Jitsu - including Bartitsu - and used that knowledge to flip police, twice her height and triple her bulk, who kept trying to break up suffragist meetings and arrest their leaders. Even made her own BadassOfTheWeek entry.
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