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25th May '16 5:07:57 AM 06tele
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* Faye from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' recently entered these waters when she built a mini T-Rex that [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1644 poops espresso]], and was originally going for a ''two-ton'' T-rex with Hemi power.

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* Faye from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' recently entered these waters when she built a mini T-Rex that [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1644 poops espresso]], and was originally going for a ''two-ton'' T-rex with Hemi power. In more recent comics, Faye has switched jobs and become a [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3008 full-time robot mechanic]].
25th May '16 4:49:31 AM 06tele
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* 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.[[Although most computer scientists would say that sharing any of the responsibility for COBOL is something that a person deserves to be forgiven for, rather than admired for.[[/note]]

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* 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.[[Although [[note]]Although most computer scientists would say that sharing any of the responsibility for COBOL is something that a person deserves to be forgiven for, rather than admired for.[[/note]]
25th May '16 4:49:00 AM 06tele
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* 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.

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* 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. [[Although most computer scientists would say that sharing any of the responsibility for COBOL is something that a person deserves to be forgiven for, rather than admired for.[[/note]]
25th May '16 4:43:59 AM 06tele
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* The video for the Dandy Warhols' "Bohemian Like You" features a guy ogling a girl who's wearing greasy overalls and fixing a car. While he's talking to her, he visualises her [[MsFanservice without the overalls]]. In the interests of fairness, later on when he's working in a bar, a girl does the exact same thing to him.
7th May '16 10:13:44 AM Mdumas43073
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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.

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Mechanical inclinations have, for various reasons, traditionally been the 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.
4th May '16 10:34:36 PM DrFraud
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* Ginny from ''VideoGame/RPGShooterStarwish'', who is always seen with a wrench, papers and a pencil. After protagonist Deuce crash-lands near her home, she fixes his space fighter and then applies as engineer on the mothership he and his fellow pirates do business with. [[spoiler:Neferiti, who build the massive ship Firebolt by herself and Mare, who constructed her own superior space fighter, are also this but decidedly less open about it.]]

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* Ginny from ''VideoGame/RPGShooterStarwish'', who is always seen with a wrench, papers and a pencil. After protagonist Deuce crash-lands near her home, she fixes his space fighter and then applies as engineer on the mothership he and his fellow pirates do business with. [[spoiler:Neferiti, who build built the massive ship Firebolt by herself and Mare, who constructed her own superior space fighter, are also this but decidedly less open about it.]]
1st May '16 9:59:02 PM uhema
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* Josephine the Plumber: the great spokeswoman for female wrench-wielding empowerment that Gen X kids grew up with, played by Jane Withers. Picture Progressive Insurance's Flo, minus the makeup and hairdo, plus grease-stained overalls.


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* Creator/JimJarmusch's ''Film/NightOnEarth'' (1991) gives us L.A. cab driver/aspiring mechanic Corky, played by Winona Ryder. When she picks up movie exec (Gena Rowlands) who is impressed by Corky and wants to make her a movie star, Corky turns her down, staying true to her unassuming tomboy working-class self.
* Another Corky, this one played by Gina Gershon in the Wachowskis' ''Film/Bound1996'', is a handywoman whose romance with Violet (Jennifer Tilly) begins with wielding a wrench for her.
-->'''Corky:''' You dropped that earring down the sink on purpose, didn't you?
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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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.
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