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12th Jun '16 6:34:18 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/LeonTheProfessional'', Leon has a "No women, [[WouldntHurtACHild no kids]]" policy as a hitman.

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* In ''Film/LeonTheProfessional'', ''Film/TheProfessional'', Leon has a "No women, [[WouldntHurtACHild no kids]]" policy as a hitman.
3rd Jun '16 4:46:46 PM comicwriter
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* In the 70's, ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' fought against the "Lion king", an African deity who wanted to capture the Black Panther. He defeated all the other Avengers, but refused to fight against the Comicbook/BlackWidow: instead, he summoned a pair of common lions to deal with her. The Widow pointed that she was glad that she did not belong to the tribe of such a sexist god.

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* In the 70's, ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' fought against the "Lion king", an African deity who wanted to capture the Black Panther.Comicbook/BlackPanther. He defeated all the other Avengers, but refused to fight against the Comicbook/BlackWidow: instead, he summoned a pair of common lions to deal with her. The Widow pointed that she was glad that she did not belong to the tribe of such a sexist god.



* ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'', after [[DoubleAgent Victoria Hand]] has pissed off the Avengers, thanks to her actions nearly resulting in Mockingird's death, we get this lovely dialogue.
-->'''Wolverine:''' If there's one thing I hate, its hittin' a dame.\\

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* ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'', after [[DoubleAgent Victoria Hand]] has pissed off the Avengers, thanks to her actions nearly resulting in Mockingird's Comicbook/{{Mockingird}}'s death, we get this lovely dialogue.
-->'''Wolverine:''' -->'''{{Wolverine}}:''' If there's one thing I hate, its hittin' a dame.\\
1st Jun '16 12:50:32 PM Briguy52748
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* The rule of "never touch Elizabeth" began to be thrown out when Savage turned face at the end of the summer 1987, and while the heels never struck or punched her, Elizabeth was shoved and grabbed by both the wrist and ankle on many occasions, by such dastardly heels as The Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan, Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, Wrestling/BigBossman, and [[Wrestling/TheOneMangGang Akeem]]. Savage's other opponents during his face run -- Butch Reed, [[Wrestling/{{Meng}} Haku]], [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Bad News Brown]], and Dino Bravo -- were satisfied with simply trash-talking Elizabeth, while "Million Dollar Man" Wrestling/TedDiBiase rarely if ever acknowledged her at all; of all of Savage's opponents during his heel run, the fiercest of them all [=DiBiase=] put his focus on winning the title. During Savage's second face run starting in 1991, [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "the Snake" Roberts]] completely threw out the trope by slapping Elizabeth across the face during a memorable match.

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* The rule of "never touch Elizabeth" began to be thrown out when Savage turned face at the end of the summer 1987, and while the heels never struck or punched her, Elizabeth was shoved and grabbed by both the wrist and ankle on many occasions, by such dastardly heels as The Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan, Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, Wrestling/BigBossman, and [[Wrestling/TheOneMangGang Akeem]]. Savage's other opponents during his face run -- Butch Reed, [[Wrestling/{{Meng}} Haku]], [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Bad News Brown]], and Dino Bravo -- were satisfied with simply trash-talking Elizabeth, while "Million Dollar Man" Wrestling/TedDiBiase rarely if ever acknowledged her at all; of all of Savage's opponents during his heel WWF World Heavyweight Championship/first face run, the fiercest of them all [=DiBiase=] the rivals ([=DiBiase=]) put his focus on winning the title. During Savage's second face run starting in 1991, [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "the Snake" Roberts]] completely threw out the trope by slapping Elizabeth across the face during a memorable match.
8th Apr '16 10:54:33 AM Morgenthaler
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-->'''TheWheelOfTime''' mock summary [[http://www.dragonmount.com/forums/topic/77089-the-wheel-of-time-summaries-by-isam-spoilers-till-book-cot/ by ISAM]]

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-->'''TheWheelOfTime''' -->'''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''' mock summary [[http://www.dragonmount.com/forums/topic/77089-the-wheel-of-time-summaries-by-isam-spoilers-till-book-cot/ by ISAM]]



* ''Film/RushHour 2'': Played with. As Carter (Chris Tucker) has to fight Creator/ZhangZiyi's character, he says "I'm gonna pretend you a man. A very beautiful man with a great body that I'd like to take to the movies." Granted, he has to resort to trickery to beat her, since she outclassed him in hand-to-hand combat by a mile, so he doesn't directly hit her anyway.

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* ''Film/RushHour 2'': ''Film/RushHour2'': Played with. As Carter (Chris Tucker) has to fight Creator/ZhangZiyi's character, he says "I'm gonna pretend you a man. A very beautiful man with a great body that I'd like to take to the movies." Granted, he has to resort to trickery to beat her, since she outclassed him in hand-to-hand combat by a mile, so he doesn't directly hit her anyway.
8th Apr '16 10:47:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Maurice "Boscoe" Boscorelli of ''ThirdWatch'' never hit a woman. In his case it was a result of growing up watching his mothers abusive relationships.

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* Maurice "Boscoe" Boscorelli of ''ThirdWatch'' ''Series/ThirdWatch'' never hit a woman. In his case it was a result of growing up watching his mothers abusive relationships.
2nd Apr '16 10:26:16 AM Hanz
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*** In the ''One Piece: Pirate Warriors'' video game, Sanji can't even ''damage'' female characters, and all attempts to attack them are bounced off as if they had a permanent invisible barrier, exclusive to Sanji. The game will give a big warning across the screen if there are going to be any female fighters in the level to confirm if you really want to continue after selecting Sanji as your character. You can still beat the opponent by building up team gauge on the mooks and having your partner come in to fight.

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*** In the ''One Piece: Pirate Warriors'' ''Videogame/OnePiecePirateWarriors'' video game, Sanji can't even ''damage'' female characters, and all attempts to attack them are bounced off as if they had a permanent invisible barrier, exclusive to Sanji. The game will give a big warning across the screen if there are going to be any female fighters in the level to confirm if you really want to continue after selecting Sanji as your character. You can still beat the opponent by building up team gauge on the mooks and having your partner come in to fight.
1st Apr '16 1:06:35 AM Mhazard
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Action heroes (or villains) who invoke this trope even though they face female opponents find various ways to get around it. At minimum, they'll make a quip along the lines of "I normally hate hitting women, but in this case I'll make an exception" or "I don't hit ladies, [[NoTrueScotsman but you're no lady]]" before they start to strike back. They might try to find creative ways to [[ToWinWithoutFighting defeat her nonviolently]], perhaps through [[GuileHero trickery]]; they might try to [[MartialPacifist minimize the necessary violence]] by using grapples or pressure point attacks rather than actual blows; or they might [[TechnicalPacifist get off on a technicality]] by doing something that indirectly results in physical harm to the female opponent without actually striking or firing a weapon against her. In supernatural settings, the problem may be resolved by the male character temporarily [[GenderBender turning into a woman]], voluntarily or not, thus freeing him from a gentleman's obligations toward the fairer sex. The male character can also [[DesignatedGirlFight defer to a female ally]] who faces no such moral dilemma.

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Action heroes (or villains) who invoke this trope even though they face female opponents find various ways to get around it. At minimum, they'll make a quip along the lines of "I normally hate hitting women, but in this case I'll make an exception" or "I don't hit ladies, [[NoTrueScotsman but you're no lady]]" before they start to strike back. They might try to find creative ways to [[ToWinWithoutFighting defeat her nonviolently]], perhaps through [[GuileHero trickery]]; they might try to [[MartialPacifist minimize the necessary violence]] by using grapples or pressure point attacks rather than actual blows; or [[DefeatByModesty tearing off their clothes]]; or they might [[TechnicalPacifist get off on a technicality]] by [[CombatPragmatist doing something that indirectly results in physical harm harm]] to the female opponent without actually striking or firing a weapon against her. In supernatural settings, the problem may be resolved by the male character temporarily [[GenderBender turning into a woman]], voluntarily or not, thus freeing him from a gentleman's obligations toward the fairer sex. The male character can also [[DesignatedGirlFight defer to a female ally]] who faces no such moral dilemma.
10th Mar '16 9:50:56 AM Pichu-kun
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* Played with in ''Manga/AiNoShintairiku''. Sara doesn't hit a female bully because she is [[{{transsexual}} biologically male]] and thus it "wouldn't be fair". She then says that she'll have to wait until she's a "real girl".
9th Mar '16 9:36:20 AM Hossmeister
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* ''AmericanDad'' has an odd example where Hayley and Roger are continually trying to outdo each other by creating alternate personae. Roger, pretending to be a hitman with the Armenian Mafia, "kills" one of Hayley's characters. She responds by pretending to be the matriarch of the Armenian Mafia and condemning Roger's character for killing a woman, which is apparently against their code of honor. It just gets weirder from there.

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* ''AmericanDad'' ''WesternAnimation/Ameri'' has an odd example where Hayley and Roger are continually trying to outdo each other by creating alternate personae. Roger, pretending to be a hitman with the Armenian Mafia, "kills" one of Hayley's characters. She responds by pretending to be the matriarch of the Armenian Mafia and condemning Roger's character for killing a woman, which is apparently against their code of honor. It just gets weirder from there.
7th Mar '16 10:36:38 PM BlackRoo1967
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'': A female character in one episode was beating down all of the male characters in Cleveland's house causing Donna to ask him why no one is fighting back. When he responds with "She's a woman", Donna steps in and wins the fight, saving the day.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'': A female character in one episode was beating down all of the male characters in Cleveland's house causing Donna to ask him why no one is fighting back. When he responds with "She's a woman", Donna steps in and wins when she gets mulch shoved in her eyes, the fight, other wives step in, saving the day.



* ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'': Invoked in the episode "Terrible Tammy" in which a female cat threatens to take over Heathcliff's territory. She takes full advantage of him, knowing that if he laid a finger in her, he would put his reputation on the line. His girlfriend, Sonja, discovers this and takes her on, teaching her a lesson in humility.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'': Invoked in the episode "Terrible Tammy" in which a female cat threatens to take over Heathcliff's territory. She takes full advantage of him, knowing that if he laid a finger in her, he would put his reputation on the line. His girlfriend, Sonja, discovers this and this, takes Tammy on and tears her on, down, teaching her a VERY HARD lesson in humility.



** In a full on brawl between the Justice League and Gorilla Grodd's Society in one episode, Giganta, a woman the size of a several story building, causes Superman to pause by doing the "You wouldn't hit a lady, would you?" routine. So Wonder Woman announces that ''she'' would and promptly decks her. (Superman does hit female villains, though, so it wouldn't have worked for long.)

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** In a full on brawl between the Justice League and Gorilla Grodd's Society in one episode, Giganta, a woman who can grow to the size of a several story building, causes Superman to pause by doing the "You wouldn't hit a lady, would you?" routine. So So, Wonder Woman announces that ''she'' would and promptly decks her. her! (Superman does hit female villains, though, so it wouldn't have worked for long.)



* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'': Mr. Foot will NEVER hurt June (he'll hurt Henry enough to make him go to the ER however).

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* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'': Mr. Foot will NEVER hurt June (he'll hurt Henry enough to make him go to the ER ER, however).


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** And sometimes, Popeye DOES give the Sea Hag a dose of corporal punishment... by giving her a [[ComedicSpanking spanking]]!
--> ''Popeye:'' I know it's wrong to hits a lady, but nobody says you can't '''spanks''' one!
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