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2nd Mar '17 9:49:14 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Can also lead to lots of {{Designated Girl Fight}}s.

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Can also lead to This does not mean that there are lots of {{Designated Girl Fight}}s.
Fight}}s. Rather, it means that most of the people ''doing'' the fighting are girls. However, if one of the rare male fighters only finds another, equally rare, male fighter to tussle with, ''then'' the trope is in effect.



* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' actually tries to justify this trope. Women inherently make better Claymores than men, because men are more likely to [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie become Awakened Beings]].

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* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' actually tries to justify this trope. Women inherently make better Claymores than men, because men are more likely to [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie become Awakened Beings]].
21st Jan '17 6:53:08 PM Ninja857142
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** Later volumes start to [[DonwplayedTrope downplay]] this trope. Newly introduced student teams tend to be more gender-balanced, and thus more action guys like Sun, Neptune, and Mercury show up, and even the PluckyComicRelief Jaune gets more competent over time. On the mentor side, Professor Oobleck initially seems to strictly be TheSmartGuy, but is actually ''very'' dangerous when the chips are down, and then there's [[CoolUncle Qrow]], who may be the most skilled huntsman around. And there's [[FrontlineGeneral General Ironwood]]. On the villainous side, the aforementioned male villain turns out to be far more dangerous in combat than he initially seemed, and is actually more than a match for the 15 year old. And then there's the deadly Adam and Tyrian. Overall, there are still more action girls than action guys, but not by too many.

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** Later volumes start to [[DonwplayedTrope [[DownplayedTrope downplay]] this trope. Newly introduced student teams tend to be more gender-balanced, and thus more action guys like Sun, Neptune, and Mercury show up, and even the PluckyComicRelief Jaune gets more competent over time. On the mentor side, Professor Oobleck initially seems to strictly be TheSmartGuy, but is actually ''very'' dangerous when the chips are down, and then there's [[CoolUncle Qrow]], who may be the most skilled huntsman around. And there's [[FrontlineGeneral General Ironwood]]. On the villainous side, the aforementioned male villain turns out to be far more dangerous in combat than he initially seemed, and is actually more than a match for the 15 year old. And then there's the deadly Adam and Tyrian. Overall, there are still more action girls than action guys, but not by too many.
21st Jan '17 6:52:47 PM Ninja857142
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** Later volumes start to downplay this trope. Newly introduced student teams tend to be more gender-balanced, and thus more action guys like Sun, Neptune, and Mercury show up, and even the PluckyComicRelief Jaune gets more competent over time. On the mentor side, Professor Oobleck initially seems to strictly be TheSmartGuy, but is actually ''very'' dangerous when the chips are down, and then there's [[CoolUncle Qrow]], who may be the most skilled huntsman around. And there's [[FrontlineGeneral General Ironwood]]. On the villainous side, the aforementioned male villain turns out to be far more dangerous in combat than he initially seemed, and is actually more than a match for the 15 year old. And then there's the deadly Adam and Tyrian. Overall, there are still more action girls than action guys, but not by too many.

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** Later volumes start to downplay [[DonwplayedTrope downplay]] this trope. Newly introduced student teams tend to be more gender-balanced, and thus more action guys like Sun, Neptune, and Mercury show up, and even the PluckyComicRelief Jaune gets more competent over time. On the mentor side, Professor Oobleck initially seems to strictly be TheSmartGuy, but is actually ''very'' dangerous when the chips are down, and then there's [[CoolUncle Qrow]], who may be the most skilled huntsman around. And there's [[FrontlineGeneral General Ironwood]]. On the villainous side, the aforementioned male villain turns out to be far more dangerous in combat than he initially seemed, and is actually more than a match for the 15 year old. And then there's the deadly Adam and Tyrian. Overall, there are still more action girls than action guys, but not by too many.
21st Jan '17 6:51:27 PM Ninja857142
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** Later volumes start to downplay this trope. Newly introduced student teams tend to be more gender-balanced, and thus more action guys like Sun, Neptune, and Mercury show up, and even the PluckyComicRelief Jaune gets more competent over time. On the mentor side, Professor Oobleck initially seems to strictly be TheSmartGuy, but is actually ''very'' dangerous when the chips are down, and then there's [[CoolUncle Qrow]], who may be the most skilled huntsman around. And there's [[FrontlineGeneral General Ironwood]]. On the villainous side, the aforementioned male villain turns out to be far more dangerous in combat than he initially seemed, and is actually more than a match for the 15 year old. And then there's the deadly Blake and Tyrian. Overall, there are still more action girls than action guys, but not by too many.

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** Later volumes start to downplay this trope. Newly introduced student teams tend to be more gender-balanced, and thus more action guys like Sun, Neptune, and Mercury show up, and even the PluckyComicRelief Jaune gets more competent over time. On the mentor side, Professor Oobleck initially seems to strictly be TheSmartGuy, but is actually ''very'' dangerous when the chips are down, and then there's [[CoolUncle Qrow]], who may be the most skilled huntsman around. And there's [[FrontlineGeneral General Ironwood]]. On the villainous side, the aforementioned male villain turns out to be far more dangerous in combat than he initially seemed, and is actually more than a match for the 15 year old. And then there's the deadly Blake Adam and Tyrian. Overall, there are still more action girls than action guys, but not by too many.
21st Jan '17 6:47:34 PM Ninja857142
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** Later volumes start to downplay this trope. The male villain in question turns out to be far more dangerous in combat than he initially seemed, and can actually more than handle the 15 year old. More action guys like Sun, Neptune, and Mercury show up, and even the PluckyComicRelief Jaune gets more competent over time. On the mentor side, Professor Oobleck initially seems to strictly be TheSmartGuy, but is actually ''very'' dangerous when the chips are down, and then there's [[CoolUncle Qrow]], who may be the most skilled huntsman around. Thus far, he's only been matched in combat by Tyrian, another dangerous dude. And there's [[FrontlineGeneral General Ironwood]]. Overall, there are still more action girls than action guys, but not by too many.

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** Later volumes start to downplay this trope. The male villain in question turns out Newly introduced student teams tend to be far more dangerous in combat than he initially seemed, gender-balanced, and can actually thus more than handle the 15 year old. More action guys like Sun, Neptune, and Mercury show up, and even the PluckyComicRelief Jaune gets more competent over time. On the mentor side, Professor Oobleck initially seems to strictly be TheSmartGuy, but is actually ''very'' dangerous when the chips are down, and then there's [[CoolUncle Qrow]], who may be the most skilled huntsman around. Thus far, he's only been matched in combat by Tyrian, another dangerous dude. And there's [[FrontlineGeneral General Ironwood]]. On the villainous side, the aforementioned male villain turns out to be far more dangerous in combat than he initially seemed, and is actually more than a match for the 15 year old. And then there's the deadly Blake and Tyrian. Overall, there are still more action girls than action guys, but not by too many.
21st Jan '17 6:33:37 PM Ninja857142
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The male villain can't handle a 15 year old girl and when a Huntress appears, turns over the fight to his pilot, a woman with superior fighting abilities to himself. A man is in charge of the combat academy and is probably very badass but it's mostly his side kick, a woman, who sees the action while he sits back playing the EccentricMentor. The story's two student teams are a team of four girls and a team of two girls, two boys. One boy is badass but lets his GenkiGirl take the lead and the other boy is PluckyComicRelief. He's hinted to be potentially powerful but for now keeps getting saved by the girls. So far, the number of actions girls are double the number of action boys.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
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The male villain can't handle a 15 year old girl and when a Huntress appears, turns over the fight to his pilot, a woman with superior fighting abilities to himself. A man is in charge of the combat academy and is probably very badass but it's mostly his side kick, a woman, who sees the action while he sits back playing the EccentricMentor. The story's two student teams are a team of four girls and a team of two girls, two boys. One boy is badass but lets his GenkiGirl take the lead and the other boy is PluckyComicRelief. He's hinted to be potentially powerful but for now keeps getting saved by the girls. So far, the number of actions girls are double the number of action boys.boys.
** Later volumes start to downplay this trope. The male villain in question turns out to be far more dangerous in combat than he initially seemed, and can actually more than handle the 15 year old. More action guys like Sun, Neptune, and Mercury show up, and even the PluckyComicRelief Jaune gets more competent over time. On the mentor side, Professor Oobleck initially seems to strictly be TheSmartGuy, but is actually ''very'' dangerous when the chips are down, and then there's [[CoolUncle Qrow]], who may be the most skilled huntsman around. Thus far, he's only been matched in combat by Tyrian, another dangerous dude. And there's [[FrontlineGeneral General Ironwood]]. Overall, there are still more action girls than action guys, but not by too many.
12th Jan '17 5:56:49 AM Doug86
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* Series/PrettyLittleLiars is this. Almost all important characters are female and at some point each of the main 6 are either an ActionGirl or DamselInDistress. Examples of action girls include: [[spoiler:Aria karate fighting]] in 4A finale, [[spoiler:Emily killing Lyndon James]], Spencer in all of [[spoiler:3B]] and the season 2 finale, Hanna putting a tire iron to good use on Holbrook. [[spoiler:Mona]] any time she dons a hoodie. Besides this all the other main chess pieces to the overall mystery and plot are female such as [[spoiler: Shana]], [[spoiler: Ali's mom]], Detective Tanner, Cece, and Jenna.

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* Series/PrettyLittleLiars ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' is this. Almost all important characters are female and at some point each of the main 6 are either an ActionGirl or DamselInDistress. Examples of action girls include: [[spoiler:Aria karate fighting]] in 4A finale, [[spoiler:Emily killing Lyndon James]], Spencer in all of [[spoiler:3B]] and the season 2 finale, Hanna putting a tire iron to good use on Holbrook. [[spoiler:Mona]] any time she dons a hoodie. Besides this all the other main chess pieces to the overall mystery and plot are female such as [[spoiler: Shana]], [[spoiler: Ali's mom]], Detective Tanner, Cece, and Jenna.
17th Dec '16 10:06:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', not is only almost every member of the cast some kind of {{badass}} assassin, but most of the cast is also female.

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* ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', not is only almost every member of the cast some kind of {{badass}} badass assassin, but most of the cast is also female.



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' playthroughs will very often result in this due to StoryAndGameplaySegregation. While not every woman in the game starts off as a certified {{Badass}}, a good number of them can reclass into female-only Pegasus Knight class and, from there, [[PrestigeClass Dark Fliers]]. Dark Fliers have access to the "Galeforce" skill: which allows them to move again after killing an enemy unit. In short, this makes your female units infinitely more valuable as units than the male ones - since the ability to take two turns in a turn-based game is a complete GameBreaker.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' playthroughs will very often result in this due to StoryAndGameplaySegregation. While not every woman in the game starts off as a certified {{Badass}}, badass, a good number of them can reclass into female-only Pegasus Knight class and, from there, [[PrestigeClass Dark Fliers]]. Dark Fliers have access to the "Galeforce" skill: which allows them to move again after killing an enemy unit. In short, this makes your female units infinitely more valuable as units than the male ones - since the ability to take two turns in a turn-based game is a complete GameBreaker.



* While there are a lot of {{Badass}}es in the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' franchise, the women are definitely the ones who make the biggest impacts. However, this is often overshadowed by the fact that the game is BestKnownForTheFanservice.

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* While there are a lot of {{Badass}}es badasses in the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' franchise, the women are definitely the ones who make the biggest impacts. However, this is often overshadowed by the fact that the game is BestKnownForTheFanservice.



* ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' has a cast comprising entirely of [[JigglePhysics bouncy]] female ninjas, every one of them a {{Badass}}. In-story, it's not like men can't becomes Shinobi (in fact two retired men are important support characters), it's just the handful of focus students for each school happen to be female.

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* ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' has a cast comprising entirely of [[JigglePhysics bouncy]] female ninjas, every one of them a {{Badass}}.badass. In-story, it's not like men can't becomes Shinobi (in fact two retired men are important support characters), it's just the handful of focus students for each school happen to be female.



* ''Webcomic/JetDream'' stars a team of male {{Badass}}es who become {{Action Girl}}s after exposure to GenderBender AppliedPhlebotinum. Not only are many of their adversaries female, but the various processes used to turn men into women in the series also provide BioAugmentation, enhancing the new woman's strength, agility, and endurance. It's implied that after a generation or two, many of the world's men will voluntarily become women (and most of the remainder will become {{WholesomeCrossdresser}}s).

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* ''Webcomic/JetDream'' stars a team of male {{Badass}}es badasses who become {{Action Girl}}s after exposure to GenderBender AppliedPhlebotinum. Not only are many of their adversaries female, but the various processes used to turn men into women in the series also provide BioAugmentation, enhancing the new woman's strength, agility, and endurance. It's implied that after a generation or two, many of the world's men will voluntarily become women (and most of the remainder will become {{WholesomeCrossdresser}}s).
2nd Dec '16 1:01:12 AM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/{{Rihannsu}}'' Romulan society is quasi-matriarchal, and the first book makes a point of mentioning that there are more women than men in the Romulan military. And while Arrhae in ''The Romulan Way'' doesn't get many action scenes she still must've qualified, considering she's actually a Starfleet officer on a {{deep cover|Agent}} assignment. In general if a female character isn't a soldier, she's a high-ranking politician.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Rihannsu}}'' series, Romulan society is quasi-matriarchal, and the first book makes a point of mentioning that there are more women than men in the Romulan military. And while Arrhae in ''The Romulan Way'' ''Literature/TheRomulanWay'' doesn't get many action scenes she still must've qualified, considering she's actually a Starfleet officer on a {{deep cover|Agent}} assignment. In general if a female character isn't a soldier, she's a high-ranking politician.
23rd Sep '16 6:06:31 AM LondonKdS
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* [[Franchise/TheDCU the DC Universe]] has a number of female-focussed alternate universes. Three are active at present: Earth-11 of the main DC multiverse, which is basically "Earth-GenderFlip"; the ''Toys/AmeComiGirls'' universe, based on a statue line featuring DC female characters and Gender Flipped versions of male characters in an anime-influenced style; and the ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' universe, an WeirdHistoricalWar alternate version of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII featuring versions of various female DC heroes and villains, which was derived from a series of variant covers and statues reimagining them in a 1940s-pin-up art style.

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* [[Franchise/TheDCU the DC Universe]] has a number of female-focussed alternate universes. Three are active at present: Earth-11 of the main DC multiverse, which is basically "Earth-GenderFlip"; the ''Toys/AmeComiGirls'' universe, based on a statue line featuring DC female characters and Gender Flipped versions of male characters in an anime-influenced style; and the ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' universe, an a WeirdHistoricalWar alternate version of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII featuring versions of various female DC heroes and villains, which was derived from a series of variant covers and statues reimagining them in a 1940s-pin-up art style.
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