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8th Apr '16 10:54:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''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!
17th Feb '16 8:07:13 AM trixus
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* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'': The Deimon Devil Bats go up against the Teikoku Alexanders, whose quarterback is female. Hiruma senses misplaced chivalrous intent in his team and cuts the problem off at the knees by making up a story to them about Karin, the female quarterback-- her name's really Karinrou and she's a man, so you'd better go all out on her. It works.

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* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'': The Deimon Devil Bats go up against the Teikoku Alexanders, whose quarterback is female. Hiruma senses misplaced chivalrous intent in his team and cuts the problem off at the knees by making up a story to them about Karin, the female quarterback-- her name's really Karinrou and she's a man, so you'd better go all out on her. It works.works but doesn't help much (Karin is really good at avoiding sacks).
9th Feb '16 3:01:15 AM Mhazard
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* Played with in ''Manga/KidouSenshiGundamSan by [[http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kidou-Senshi-Gundam-san/Vol-001-Ch-003--Newtype-Chapter?id=104554 Amuro]], at first he hesitated to shoot down a Zaku because he assumed the pilot was a girl, [[spoiler: as soon as he saw the ''incredibly vulgar kill count markers'' on the Zaku's head, he made sure the pilot was a man and shot him guilt free.]]

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* Played with in ''Manga/KidouSenshiGundamSan ''Manga/KidouSenshiGundamSan'' by [[http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kidou-Senshi-Gundam-san/Vol-001-Ch-003--Newtype-Chapter?id=104554 Amuro]], at first he hesitated to shoot down a Zaku because he assumed the pilot was a girl, [[spoiler: as soon as he saw the ''incredibly vulgar kill count markers'' on the Zaku's head, he made sure the pilot was a man and shot him guilt free.]]
9th Feb '16 3:00:36 AM Mhazard
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* Played with in ''Manga/KidouSenshiGundamSan by [[http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kidou-Senshi-Gundam-san/Vol-001-Ch-003--Newtype-Chapter?id=104554 Amuro]], at first he hesitated to shoot down a Zaku because he assumed the pilot was a girl, [[spoiler: as soon as he saw the ''incredibly vulgar kill count markers'' on the Zaku's head, he made sure the pilot was a man and shot him guilt free.]]
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