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31st Dec '17 9:54:30 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'': Season 2 has just ''one'' random, unnamed Yakuza lady. She's apparently the only female Mook in the entirety of Hell's Kitchen, since every other goon is a guy or masked and not obviously a woman. Though given the complexity of the stunts in the show, as well as the need for the Yakuza to at least ''appear'' Japanese, the showrunners likely had a limited pool to choose from.

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'': Season 2015}}'':
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2 has just ''one'' random, unnamed Yakuza lady. She's apparently the only female Mook in the entirety of Hell's Kitchen, since every other goon is a guy or masked and not obviously a woman. Though given the complexity of the stunts in the show, as well as the need for the Yakuza to at least ''appear'' Japanese, the showrunners likely had a limited pool to choose from.from.
**Karen and Elektra are the only females in the main cast during season 2. Karen has it bad as her interactions with women who aren't doomed secondary characters (like Elena Cardenas) or antagonistic characters (like Samantha Reyes) are very minimal.
30th Nov '17 10:32:14 PM NexusLQ
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** This trope certainly applies to the villains Darla, Drusilla and Harmony being the main female vampires ([[HeelFacedTurn who become good]]) out of dozens of male ones. It's even worse for the female major villains, with Glory and Jasmine being the only ones for Buffy and Angel respectively.

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** This trope certainly applies to the villains Darla, Drusilla and Harmony being the main female vampires ([[HeelFacedTurn who become good]]) out of the dozens of male ones. It's even worse for the female major villains, with Glory and Jasmine being the only ones for Buffy and Angel respectively.
30th Nov '17 10:31:01 PM NexusLQ
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* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}''
** Buffy as a [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer series]] got better with diversity as the series went on, originally ''The Scooby Gang'' had just Buffy and willow as the two [[TwoGirlsToATeam girls]] while the male side had Xander, Giles, Angel and later Oz. Though Cordelia also joined giving more diversity. When Angel, Cordy and Oz left and Dawn, Anya and later Faith showed up, the gender scale was reversed with Xander and Giles becoming the only dudes in a prominently female cast. Even with Spike and later Andrew joining.
*** It gets more female focused considering the dozens of Slayers that show up in series 9 and series 10 (comic).
** ''Series/{{Angel}}'' plays it more straight with Cordelia being the TheChick in series 1 and two, Winifred "Fred" joined in series 3 making it a TwoGirlsToATeam. However the sexism angle is averted considering Cordelia and Fred respectively become the two most powerful members of the gang, [[spoiler: even it does possess/kill Cordelia and turn Fred into Illyria in the process]].
** This trope certainly applies to the villains Darla, Drusilla and Harmony being the main female vampires ([[HeelFacedTurn who become good]]) out of dozens of male ones. It's even worse for the female major villains, with Glory and Jasmine being the only ones for Buffy and Angel respectively.
24th Nov '17 3:04:43 PM TroperDoper
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* For most of the fourth series of ''[[Series/MisFits Misfits]]''.
16th Nov '17 6:46:12 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' features four aliens sent to Earth to study mankind, after having learned some about Earth from its popular culture. They maintain occasional communication with the (male) "Big Giant Head", who decided that only one of the four sent to Earth needed to be "[[TheChick The Woman]]".

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* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' features four aliens sent to Earth to study mankind, after having learned some about Earth from its popular culture. They maintain occasional communication with the (male) "Big Giant Head", who decided that only one of the four sent to Earth needed to be "[[TheChick The Woman]]". Thanks to their lack of understanding of the culture they would be infiltrating it went to the [[TestosteronePoisoning hyper-masculine]] security officer, who thought breasts looked suitably intimidating when none of the choices had horns .
11th Nov '17 8:44:59 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Played for laughs in a [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E07Hobgoblins late episode]] of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Crow becomes convinced that BigBad Pearl is the only woman who really exists, since otherwise he only sees them in movies.
19th Sep '17 6:58:11 PM missmoon
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* When ''The Daily Show'' changed hosts and became ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'', Jessica and Desi Lydic were the two regular female correspondents, but Jessica departed in June 2016, leaving Desi the sole regular female correspondent. While Michelle Wolf and Eliza Cossio are recurring contributors, it remains to be seen if they'll be upgraded to regulars.

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* When ''The Daily Show'' changed hosts and became ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'', Jessica and Desi Lydic were the two regular female correspondents, but Jessica departed in June 2016, leaving Desi the sole regular female correspondent. While correspondent until Dulcé Sloan was added in 2017. Michelle Wolf and Eliza Cossio Gina Yashere are recurring contributors, it remains to be seen if they'll be upgraded to regulars.contributors and are not considered regular correspondents.
14th Sep '17 7:38:18 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** The original pilot for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' ("The Menangerie") used a TwoGirlsToATeam dynamic, one of which was a female second-in-command. It's been said that Creator/{{NBC}} gave Roddenberry a SadisticChoice: either keep the female second-in-command or keep Spock, but not both. Years later, Majel Barrett would quip that he "kept the Vulcan and married the woman, 'cause he didn't think Creator/{{Leonard|Nimoy}} would have it the other way around."

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** The original pilot for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' ("The Menangerie") Menagerie") used a TwoGirlsToATeam dynamic, one of which was a female second-in-command. It's been said that Creator/{{NBC}} gave Roddenberry a SadisticChoice: either keep the female second-in-command or keep Spock, but not both. Years later, Majel Barrett would quip that he "kept the Vulcan and married the woman, 'cause he didn't think Creator/{{Leonard|Nimoy}} would have it the other way around."
31st Jul '17 3:38:09 AM Cifer
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': Jessica Jones is the only woman of the four Defenders.
20th Jul '17 5:12:15 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Series/SuperSentai'' typically uses a FiveManBand of four guys and one girl. The western adaptation (''Series/PowerRangers'') typically changes it by ShesAManInJapan to create TwoGirlsToATeam.

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* ''Series/SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' typically uses a FiveManBand of four guys and one girl. The western adaptation (''Series/PowerRangers'') (''Franchise/PowerRangers'') typically changes it by ShesAManInJapan to create TwoGirlsToATeam.
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