Created By: rockysavannah on October 26, 2012 Last Edited By: rockysavannah on November 15, 2012
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Out-manned by a Woman

Where a woman proves to be equal to or better at what men usually do in a short period of time.

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This trope has been in use for multiple forms of media. This trope is usually in affect when Bob does something masculine only to be outdone by Alice in a brieft span of time. Compare with One of the Boys, Action Girl, Wrench Wench, and I Was Beaten by a Girl as well as Passionate Sports Girl. May invoke or subvert Positive Discrimination, depending on the actual activity they have outdone the male character in This trope is usually a Establishing Character Moment for The Lad-ette to show her credibility as such, but isn't exclusive to that charcter.


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  • After Shrek burps while walking through the forest, Fiona makes a loud belch herself.
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  • Daine of The Immortals Quartet quickly shows up a number of Carthaki soldiers with her archery skills. This after they tell her she won't be able to do a number of things, such as string the bow, lift the bow, draw the bow, or shoot. Keladry of Mindelan does much the same, winning her first jousting matches with ease.

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  • There's an episode of Full House when Jesse was trying to provide commentary for a hockey game, couldn't do it, and then Becky stepped in and did a near professional job at it.

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Community Feedback Replies: 16
  • October 26, 2012
    Khantalas
    Needs a better title for those who haven't watched Shrek or heard of Princess Fiona, assuming it doesn't exist already (I'm guessing it probably does).
  • October 26, 2012
    lexicon
    Titles aren't supposed to be named after people. There are supposed to be links to other tropes in the description. The examples are supposed to be in a list with context to say how they apply, not a Zero Context Example. And it sounds like what you're looking for is One Of The Boys but described like More Deadly Than The Male.
  • October 27, 2012
    DracMonster
    Rockysavannah, I think you misunderstood, we already have this as More Deadly Than The Male.
  • October 27, 2012
    darkclaw
    More Deadly Than The Male is actually not this trope, More Deadly Than The Male is about women being more vicious, cunnng and worse than males. Often shown in them pretending to be Damsel In Distress types and then savagely killing the man. I referred to the laconic and description for that trope to get this info.
  • October 27, 2012
    lexicon
    How is this not just a more specific version of The Ladette?
  • October 27, 2012
    aurora369
    The Ladette is about the character. And this is about the act of her showing her credentials of a Ladette, Action Girl, Wrench Wench or otherwise being better at what men usually do.
  • October 27, 2012
    McJeff
    I would say that The Ladette is very likely to do this, possibly as a Character Establishing Moment, but they're distinct. Ladette is a character type and this is an event. There are also non-Ladette examples, like an episode of Full House when Jesse was trying to provide commentary for a hockey game, couldn't do it, and then Becky stepped in and did a near professional job at it. This is definitely trope worthy.
  • October 27, 2012
    MarqFJA
    IINM Ladettes don't have to actually out-man men, just that she act like she's more or less a man in a woman's body.
  • October 27, 2012
    McKathlin
    I Was Beaten By A Girl is a common subtrope.
  • October 27, 2012
    lexicon
    Okay this might be able to work but it needs to be expanded. It needs a through description explaining that it's not just about burping. The Full House example sounds good. You Know That Thing Where doesn't actually refer to one time in one story. It's the idea behind a list of things.
  • October 28, 2012
    rockysavannah
    Is the new discription good enough?
  • October 28, 2012
    lexicon
    The new description is good for a basis but it needs more. After the description copy this as it's written after clicking on the pencil:

    Examples:

    • There's an episode of Full House when Jesse was trying to provide commentary for a hockey game, couldn't do it, and then Becky stepped in and did a near professional job at it.
    • After Shrek burps while walking through the forest, Fiona makes a loud belch herself.

    For the description try to describe it as thoroughly as possibly (a couple of paragraphs or so) using the tropes that others have compared this too: More Deadly Than The Male, Action Girl, Wrench Wench, and I Was Beaten By A Girl as well as Passionate Sports Girl.
  • October 28, 2012
    Psi001
    May invoke or subvert Positive Discrimination, depending on the actual activity they have outdone the male character in. Of course, not everything masculine and coarse is something to brag about.
  • October 31, 2012
    ellawenna
    • Daine of The Immortals Quartet quickly shows up a number of Carthaki soldiers with her archery skills. This after they tell her she won't be able to do a number of things, such as string the bow, lift the bow, draw the bow, or shoot.
      • Keladry of Mindelan does much the same, winning her first jousting matches with ease.
  • October 31, 2012
    McKathlin
    I don't think More Deadly Than The Male overlaps with this trope, to need mention as a related trope. More Deadly Than The Male is about women being lethal by decidedly un-manly means: deceit, fighting dirty, etc., rather than by brute strength or skill in battle.
  • November 15, 2012
    rockysavannah
    Is it good enough now?
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