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8th Apr '16 10:16:48 AM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/StardewValley'', one of the potential female romance options is Maru, the local scientist's daughter. Maru bonds with you over building a robot as a pet project, and eventually accidentally electrocutes you with it. Fortunately she doubles as a HospitalHottie. If you marry her, she moves in and often can be found tinkering with gadgets in the bedroom.
12th Mar '16 7:57:59 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Her grandmother [[NeverMessWithGranny Pinako]] is also one of these. Especially [[IWasQuiteALooker when she was young]]. [[GrumpyOldMan Dominic LeCoulte]] still quakes in fear of her.

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** Her grandmother Winry's grandmother, [[NeverMessWithGranny Pinako]] Pinako]], is also one of these. Especially [[IWasQuiteALooker when she was young]]. [[GrumpyOldMan Dominic LeCoulte]] still quakes in fear of her.
10th Mar '16 11:49:44 PM Pichu-kun
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* Winry Rockbell of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (pictured above). Winry made her first [[ArtificialLimbs automail]] when she was ''[[ChildProdigy eleven years old]]'', and her WeaponOfChoice is a [[WrenchWhack wrench]]. You never see her covered in grease though, since automail construction is very fine work and actually more a medical profession.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Winry Rockbell of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (pictured above). Winry made her first [[ArtificialLimbs automail]] when she was ''[[ChildProdigy eleven years old]]'', and her WeaponOfChoice is a [[WrenchWhack wrench]]. You never see her covered in grease though, since automail construction is very fine work and actually more a medical profession.



* Betty Cooper, from Franchise/ArchieComics, is absurdly talented with auto repair and other forms of masculine expertise. This makes her either more or less attractive to the boys, depending on the story. In the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 reboot]] she is basically her boyfriend's mechanic and Archie is clueless about that stuff.

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* Betty Cooper, from Franchise/ArchieComics, ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', is absurdly talented with auto repair and other forms of masculine expertise. This makes her either more or less attractive to the boys, depending on the story. In the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 reboot]] she is basically her boyfriend's mechanic mechanic, and Archie is clueless about that sort of stuff.



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* Both Daisy and Rosalina are presented as having mechanic skills in ''Webcomic/The3LittlePrincesses''. With Rosalina it is certainly justified because she has no one else to help with the observatory. When Peach and Rosalina meet the latter isn't even wearing her typical dress, instead she's wearing a dirty mechanic uniform while fixing her observatory.



* As bizarre as it may sound, Disney seems to be taking [[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinker Bell]], of all characters, in this direction with her CGI movies. The reasoning is actually fairly logical--why else would she be named ''Tinker'' Bell? Plus, the novel Peter Pan is based on states that Tinker Bell is a tinker who mends the pots and pans. It's not like Disney pulled this out of nowhere.

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* As bizarre as it may sound, Disney seems to be taking [[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinker Bell]], Bell, of all characters, in this direction with her CGI ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' movies. The reasoning is actually fairly logical--why else would she be named ''Tinker'' Bell? Plus, the novel Peter Pan [[Literature/PeterPan novel]] ''Disney/PeterPan'' is based on states that Tinker Bell is a tinker who mends the pots and pans. It's not like Disney [[OlderThanTheyThink pulled this out of nowhere.nowhere]].



* Audrey from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' is chief mechanic of a huge submarine despite being a teenager, and loves Machinery in general.

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* Audrey from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' is chief mechanic of a huge submarine despite being a teenager, and loves Machinery machinery in general.



* The original Ann from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' and her Magical Melody incarnation love to tinker with machines and invent things.

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* The original Ann from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonSNES'' and her Magical Melody ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'' incarnation love to tinker with machines and invent things.things, though she isn't [[BunglingInventor always good at it]]. Being inventors apparently run in the family, as her grandson Rick in ''VideoGame/{{Harvest Moon 64}}'' is similar.



* Both Daisy and Rosalina are presented as having mechanic skills in ''Webcomic/The3LittlePrincesses''. With Rosalina it is certainly justified because she has no one else to help with the observatory. When Peach and Rosalina meet the latter isn't even wearing her typical dresses, instead wears a dirty mechanic uniform while fixing her observatory.
29th Feb '16 5:29:51 PM R1ck
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* Creator/MarilynMonroe was discovered working in a factory (during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII). ''[[PrecisionFStrike Marilyn Fucking Monroe]]''.

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* Creator/MarilynMonroe was discovered working in a factory (during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII). ''[[PrecisionFStrike Marilyn Fucking Monroe]]''.



* Pornstar Phoenix Marie is a lovely and feminine woman ...who rebuilds classic cars, rides and maintains Harleys and plays soccer and baseball in her spare time.
* Grace Hopper was this for software engineers. She found the original software bug ([[LiteralMetaphor it was literally a dead moth in the circuitry]]), wrote the first compiler, wrote what may have been the first case of open-source software, and was the main designer behind COBOL. This is a case of BreadEggsMilkSquick.
* Australian athlete and model Michelle Jenneke (probably [[BestKnownForTheFanService best known]] for [[MemeticMutation her pre-race warmup dances]]) is (as of 2015) studying mechatronics at Sydney University.

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* Pornstar Phoenix Marie is a lovely and feminine woman ...who rebuilds classic cars, rides and maintains Harleys and plays soccer and baseball in her spare time.
* Grace Hopper was this for software engineers. She found the original software bug ([[LiteralMetaphor it was literally a dead moth in the circuitry]]), wrote the first compiler, wrote what may have been the first case of open-source software, and was the main designer behind COBOL. This is a case of BreadEggsMilkSquick.
* Australian athlete and model Michelle Jenneke (probably [[BestKnownForTheFanService best known]] for [[MemeticMutation her pre-race warmup dances]]) is (as of 2015) studying mechatronics at Sydney University.
26th Feb '16 8:28:10 PM Gamermaster
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* Shinobu Yuuki from ''Manga/UQHolder'' was introduced trying to fix up an old hoverbike, and dreams of building a ship to compete in the Solar Olympics.
21st Feb '16 7:14:27 PM Beige
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* Another downplayed example from the same creators as the above is Ruby, (almost) titular character from WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}, though normally a BadassAdorable GenkiGirl, she's also a complete fangirl for all kinds of high tech weaponary, and personally built and maintains her [[GirlwithPsychoWeapon Giant]] [[SwissArmyWeapon multi-functional transforming]] SinisterScythe
19th Feb '16 8:49:19 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' has Dr. Helen Magnus, also played by AmandaTapping, who again falls under this trope. Very obvious in episode 21, where they get stuck in an old oil rig and need to ''MacGyver'' their way out.

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* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' has Dr. Helen Magnus, also played by AmandaTapping, who again falls under this trope. Very obvious in episode 21, where they get stuck in an old oil rig and need to ''MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver'' their way out.
7th Feb '16 4:31:28 PM Ozzie
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Mechanical inclinations have, for various reasons, traditionally been forte of men. The Wrench Wench is a girl who sets out to change all that. This can sometimes extend to pure electronic devices, but a Wrench Wench is more likely to be found with a blowtorch and ratchet set. She will always be confident about her own work, but because she's technically an enormous {{geek}} she sometimes has trouble with other things. She might also have MachineEmpathy and can diagnose problems just by listening to the motor. She has been known to be CuriousAsAMonkey in the presence of new and interesting machines -- or ConstantlyCurious, if inspection is impossible.

Usually too self confident to ever need a BeautifulAllAlong plot, but very likely to have at least one SheCleansUpNicely moment even though she's often an UnkemptBeauty anyway. Tick her off and a WrenchWhack may be in the offing.

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Mechanical inclinations have, for various reasons, traditionally been forte of men. The Wrench Wench is a girl who sets out to change all that. This can sometimes extend to pure electronic devices, but a Wrench Wench is more likely to be found with a blowtorch and ratchet set. She will always be confident about her own work, but because she's technically an enormous {{geek}} she sometimes has trouble with other things. She might also have MachineEmpathy and can diagnose problems just by listening to the motor. She has been known to be CuriousAsAMonkey in the presence of new and interesting machines -- or machines—or ConstantlyCurious, if inspection is impossible.

Usually too self confident self-confident to ever need a BeautifulAllAlong plot, but very likely to have at least one SheCleansUpNicely moment even though she's often an UnkemptBeauty anyway. Tick her off and a WrenchWhack may be in the offing.



* Tali'Zorah from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' who's part of an alien race called the quarians. Quarians are the whole race of incredibly skilled engineers. And even among the quarians, she is counted one of the best engineers and geth specialists.

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* Tali'Zorah from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' ''Franchise/MassEffect'', who's part of an alien race called the quarians. Quarians are the whole race of incredibly skilled engineers. And even among the quarians, she is counted one of the best engineers and geth specialists.
29th Jan '16 9:22:27 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Sunny from ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' is one of these, as well as an ActionGirl. She built shield drones from old mining equipment, has the capability to build an FTL drive onto a ship if given the right supplies, and carries a mini-nuke grenade launcher.
** Lennox is one as well. Besides designing the mining facilities of Shear and a mobile space station, she built her [[PoweredArmor Thunderchild suit]] in three days.

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* ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'':
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Sunny from ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' is one of these, as well as an ActionGirl. She built shield drones from old mining equipment, has the capability to build an FTL drive onto a ship if given the right supplies, and carries a mini-nuke grenade launcher.
** Lennox is one as well.Lennox. Besides designing the mining facilities of Shear and a mobile space station, she built her [[PoweredArmor Thunderchild suit]] in three days.
29th Jan '16 7:28:50 PM Pseudoname
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* Sunny from ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' is one of these, as well as an ActionGirl. She built shield drones from old mining equipment, has the capability to build an FTL drive onto a ship if given the right supplies, and carries a mini-nuke grenade launcher.
** Lennox is one as well. Besides designing the mining facilities of Shear and a mobile space station, she built her [[PoweredArmor Thunderchild suit]] in three days.
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