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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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22nd Mar '16 11:07:04 AM bashibasi
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The female version of CharlesAtlasSuperpower and often associated with MusclesAreMeaningless and AwesomenessByAnalysis. Regardless of how frail, small or seemingly underpowered the ActionGirl might look, when the chips are down she is the embodiment of [[OneManArmy badassery]] [[DanceBattler in a small]] [[DeadlyDodging packet]], whether for good or evil. Normally used with a lot of [[SheFu acrobatics and turns]] while fighting, probably implying some kind of mystic martial arts that focuses on agility and precise hits. Works that retain some attempt at physical plausibility usually use this to indicate a GlassCannon type of heroine; more stylized works may have her slowly lugging around a huge weapon and acting as a GlacierWaif.

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The female version of CharlesAtlasSuperpower and often associated with MusclesAreMeaningless and AwesomenessByAnalysis. Regardless of how frail, small or seemingly underpowered the ActionGirl might look, when the chips are down she is the embodiment of [[OneManArmy badassery]] [[DanceBattler in a small]] [[DeadlyDodging packet]], package]], whether for good or evil. Normally used with a lot of [[SheFu acrobatics and turns]] while fighting, probably implying some kind of mystic martial arts that focuses on agility and precise hits. Works that retain some attempt at physical plausibility usually use this to indicate a GlassCannon type of heroine; more stylized works may have her slowly lugging around a huge weapon and acting as a GlacierWaif.
6th Mar '16 10:47:51 AM nombretomado
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* SinCity has Miho, who is described as being 90lbs and barely clearing 5 feet. She has thrown men through the air with her kicks and is strong enough to leap off a rooftop and shove swords through a car roof.

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* SinCity ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has Miho, who is described as being 90lbs and barely clearing 5 feet. She has thrown men through the air with her kicks and is strong enough to leap off a rooftop and shove swords through a car roof.



** Mary Jane is a skinny, feminine looking actress. She also had self defence training from CaptainAmerica and has no problem [[DamselOutOfDistress kicking the butt of any mook that tries to put her in the distressed damsel role,]] especially if the poor bastard took it upon themselves to kidnap and/or subdue her husband, Spider-Man. [[MamaBear Assuming Peter doesn't escape by himself, she'll be there instead]].

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** Mary Jane is a skinny, feminine looking actress. She also had self defence training from CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and has no problem [[DamselOutOfDistress kicking the butt of any mook that tries to put her in the distressed damsel role,]] especially if the poor bastard took it upon themselves to kidnap and/or subdue her husband, Spider-Man. [[MamaBear Assuming Peter doesn't escape by himself, she'll be there instead]].



* An unusual take on this is TheWasp and ComicBook/AntMan, two characters whose primary ability is to shrink down in size. Henry Pym devised a form of martial arts that takes full advantage of being several millimeters tall while retaining normal human sized strength and mass. Wasp plays it slightly straighter, being that, even at normal size, she's just over five feet tall and learned how to kick ass from Captain America too.

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* An unusual take on this is TheWasp ComicBook/TheWasp and ComicBook/AntMan, two characters whose primary ability is to shrink down in size. Henry Pym devised a form of martial arts that takes full advantage of being several millimeters tall while retaining normal human sized strength and mass. Wasp plays it slightly straighter, being that, even at normal size, she's just over five feet tall and learned how to kick ass from Captain America too.
24th Jan '16 4:24:11 PM nombretomado
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* Cameron in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''. Justified by the fact that she is a Terminator. Cameron is played by SummerGlau, the same actress who played the "90-pound girl" seen in ''Firefly''. Interestingly enough, Cameron's small size when compared with other Terminators does actually play into the fight scenes; when she tackles another, larger robot in a straightforward slugging match she typically loses unless someone is helping her. It's only when she outmaneuvers or surprises a Terminator (for example, the "water delivery" Terminator, or Stark, or Cromartie the first time) that she wins without outside assistance.

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* Cameron in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''. Justified by the fact that she is a Terminator. Cameron is played by SummerGlau, Creator/SummerGlau, the same actress who played the "90-pound girl" seen in ''Firefly''. Interestingly enough, Cameron's small size when compared with other Terminators does actually play into the fight scenes; when she tackles another, larger robot in a straightforward slugging match she typically loses unless someone is helping her. It's only when she outmaneuvers or surprises a Terminator (for example, the "water delivery" Terminator, or Stark, or Cromartie the first time) that she wins without outside assistance.
8th Jan '16 1:39:33 PM Willbyr
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* Kagura from {{Gintama}} fits this trope nicely. From the outside, she is the epitome of a cute, and petite 14 year old girl. However, we soon find out she belongs to a race of super strong fighters and can take down villains many times her size with sheer strength alone. Check out her in action: [[http://www.cosplayhouse.com/images/D/0-164.jpg]].

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* Kagura from {{Gintama}} ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' fits this trope nicely. From the outside, she is the epitome of a cute, and petite 14 year old girl. However, we soon find out she belongs to a race of super strong fighters and can take down villains many times her size with sheer strength alone. Check out her in action: [[http://www.cosplayhouse.com/images/D/0-164.jpg]].



* Yuno Gasai of ''Manga/MiraiNikki''. [[AxCrazy Holy.]] [[KnifeNut Freaking.]] '''[[CharlesAtlasSuperpower CRAP.]]''' She's a fourteen year old girl, and she's capable of slicing full-grown men twice her size clean in half. She racks up the highest body count in the series by a mile, all while wearing her rather terrifying trademark cross between a MoeStare and a SlasherSmile. She's the very definition of this trope, among [[{{Yandere}} others]].

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* Yuno Gasai of ''Manga/MiraiNikki''.''Manga/FutureDiary''. [[AxCrazy Holy.]] [[KnifeNut Freaking.]] '''[[CharlesAtlasSuperpower CRAP.]]''' She's a fourteen year old girl, and she's capable of slicing full-grown men twice her size clean in half. She racks up the highest body count in the series by a mile, all while wearing her rather terrifying trademark cross between a MoeStare and a SlasherSmile. She's the very definition of this trope, among [[{{Yandere}} others]].
6th Jan '16 8:12:25 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''SoulCalibur'' series, petite pre-teen Amy can apparently block blows from weapons delivered by enormous men wielding axes, swords and maces.

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* In the ''SoulCalibur'' ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'' series, petite pre-teen Amy can apparently block blows from weapons delivered by enormous men wielding axes, swords and maces.
31st Dec '15 7:47:13 AM Gargoyle_Kid
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** Ty Lee has no Bending ability, she carries no weapons, she's a skinny perky cutie ... and she can totally incapacitate you by hitting you in the pressure points while remaining impossible to hit.

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** Ty Lee has no Bending ability, she carries no weapons, she's a skinny skinny, perky cutie ... and she can totally incapacitate you by hitting you in the pressure points while remaining impossible to hit.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Margaret_Garrud Edith Garrud]], the main bodyguard for the British suffragist movement, who learned various forms of ju-jitsu - including Bartitsu - and used that knowledge to toss and flip the 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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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Margaret_Garrud Edith Garrud]], the main bodyguard for the British suffragist movement, who learned various forms of ju-jitsu Jiu-Jitsu - including Bartitsu - and used that knowledge to toss and flip the police flip police, twice her height and triple her bulk bulk, who kept trying to break up suffragist meetings and arrest their leaders. Even made her own BadassOfTheWeek entry.
28th Dec '15 10:59:32 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/Sense8'': the best fist-fighter of the cluster is Sun, a skinny woman with RuleOfCool-fueled martial arts abilities.
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