* They turn up in the [[KeyVisualArts Key]][[KyotoAnimation Ani]] adaptations, of all places.
** [[EmotionlessGirl Mai Kawasumi]] from ''{{Kanon}}''. Even if the demons she fights every night are [[spoiler:emanations of her own powers resulting from her reluctance to embrace them]], you have to admit she's pretty [[ActionGirl handy with a sword]].
** Tomoyo Sakagami from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''. Just ask the local biker gangs. Or [[ButtMonkey Sunohara]].
** From the same series, Kyou Fujibayashi also qualifies as this.
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney:''
** Pearl Fey is a powerful candidate, since she's saved the day quite a few times by channeling Mia.
** For someone who is ostensibly the series' main DistressedDamsel, Maya certainly makes herself useful under the direst situations.
** An evil example of this trope would be [[spoiler:Dahlia Hawthorne]]. Not everyone has the guts to [[spoiler:jump from a bridge into a river known for its deadly speed just to steal a jewel.]]
** Arguably, Ambassador Colias Palaeno from ''Investigations'', who manages to really grow on a lot of players, and who [[spoiler:shows up with a small army near the end and pressures the BigBad into staying put with thinly veiled threats. And he ''keeps smiling while doing it''.]]
* [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Arcueid]] from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' is more well known for being a bit [[CloudCuckoolander adorably ditzy]] than being [[SweaterGirl sexy.]] Also known more for her [[PersonOfMassDestruction outrageously broken strength]].
** The {{Nasuverse}} is peppered with this trope, come to think of it. The ''FateStayNight'' girls all have their moments, and some would even regard [[KnifeNut Shiki]] as one.
** Ilya is probably the most prominent there. Of course, she also happens to be a complete (but intensely sympathetic) psychopath loli who [[NotAllowedToGrowUp isn't as young as she looks]].
* ''{{Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni}}'': Most of the cast counts, really. (Mion and Shion fall into CuteBruiser territory.)
** We have Rena, whose primary prerogative on a normal day is to [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe find cute things to take home]]. When pushed to protect herself or her friends, she can non-fatally swing around a cleaver like no one else.
** Satoko, [[MeaningfulName appropriately dubbed]] 'The Trap Master' by the rest of the cast, is somewhere between [[VagueAge 9 and 12]] years old and very frequently TheWoobie, yet she can trap, confuse or outright take out trained, fully grown men with minimal effort on her part.
** Rika, whose very presence in early arcs was [[TokenMiniMoe basically to say something cute]] for Rena to {{Squee}} over, proves herself to be this when she [[spoiler:goes it alone and tries to take out Shion with mace and a syringe. She failed, but it was still Badass. She's also Really700YearsOld and eventually becomes [[{{Determinator}} determined]] to ScrewDestiny]].
** Finally, we have Hanyuu, a little girl around Rika's age, cute enough to be kidnapped by Rena ''three times in two minutes'', who is also [[spoiler:Oyashiro-sama, a PhysicalGod who is promoted from TheVoice to a full cast member during the final arc]].
* Veridadia from ''VisualNovel/YuminaTheEthereal'', who [[spoiler: can turn herself into a {{BFS}} capable of destroying anything in a single strike.]]