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.
- After Shrek burps while walking through the forest, Fiona makes a loud belch herself.
- 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.