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An AlwaysFemale character mixing the archetypes of BeastMan and AmazonianBeauty or BrawnHilda. The Beastess is a female character who is big, strong, and intimidating, while showing primal or animalistic traits.

She is prone to HulkSpeak, and is often a {{Barbarian Hero}}ine due to having lived isolated from civilization in some way--whether she is [[RaisedByWolves raised by wild animals]] or a member of a primitive tribe. Occasionally she is only a Beastess in appearance, which can vary from being heavy set, to athletic, to even having BoobsOfSteel, but ''always'' imposing in size and strength. Despite her "savage" traits and appearance, a Beastess can actually be a very calm, even intelligent character.

Depending on how much of ''beast'' there is in a Beastess, she can sometimes overlap with CuteMonsterGirl.

!!Examples:

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[[folder:Comics]]
* Supervillainess Orca (a member of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s RoguesGallery) [[{{Animorphism}} is a mix between a whale and a woman]]. She has a large, muscular, and imposing frame, as well as [[BoobsOfSteel the largest chest of any female in Batman's rogues' gallery]].
* Monstress from ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes''
* The ArchEnemy of ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'', Cheetah (particularly Barbara Ann Minerva) is an empowered werecat who gains the powers of the God Urtzkartaga. However, this comes at a price of suffering when not transformed because she's not a virgin.
* ComicBook/SheHulk qualified during the brief period in 1990 when she assumed a Grey She-Hulk form; she was [[{{Gonk}} far less attractive than her usual self]] much stronger, and was [[HulkSpeak as inarticulate]] and [[HairTriggerTemper anger prone]] as [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk her cousin]] was before becoming Joe Fixit.
* Speaking of which, there was a minor villain called Ogress who was part of a team of mercenary villains who worked for the Leader. Like She-Hulk, she started as a lawyer, but was neither as competent or ethical as Jennifer, eventually getting sick of her job because she hated her clients. A gamma bomb gave her strength rivaling the Hulk, but made her as savage and dumb as he was, but not nearly as attractive as Jennifer. (Much like the other members of the Leader's band, she was forgotten after only a handful of appearances.)
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[[folder:Fanfic]]
* ''Blog/AlwaysHavingJuice'' has Gaia Mercury, a monstrous blue woman who hides most of her body under bandages, with FogFeet and enormous, furry hands.
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[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* Fiona of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', after her transformation into an ogress. Especially in the fourth movie where she ditches her princess clothes for a barbarian outfit, complete with a battle axe.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* There are several in ''Literature/{{Cerberon}}'', Sascia, who's a young hyena-girl. Junapur is a big, imposing and strong [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Person]], with (four) BoobsOfSteel. Jena is a mule half, just as big, strong and intimidating as Junapur, but not as nice, and without such remarkable cleavage. She introduces herself to Thedrik with a punch in the face.
* Anya of the ''Literature/DamselsOfDistress'' counts. She is a wendigo and has furry ears, a tail, and stands a six and a half feet tall. She is also a crack shot with her auto revolvers.
* Taura, from the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', is an eight-foot-tall genetically-modified SuperSoldier with fangs who can rip people to shreds with her bare hands -- and highly intelligent, with an unexpectedly sweet personality (and a fondness for pink frilly clothing). She much prefers intimidation to violence; she remarks at one point that, when trouble starts, she looms at people, and if that doesn't work she smiles.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* As seen on the trope picture, female Orcs or Half-Orcs in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' or ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' tend towards this in the artworks. Whether they're of the BrawnHilda or AmazonianBeauty type is depending on if they're a villain (for the former) or a protagonist/sympathetic (for the latter). However, in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'''s case, most artwork of female orcs/half-orcs tends towards AmazonianBeauty likely due to {{Fanservice}} or simply better artwork.
* [[TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} Imrijka]]: A [[AmazonianBeauty muscular]], [[BoobsOfSteel buxom]] [[OurOrcsAreDifferent half-orc]] lady in a red [[BadassLongcoat trenchcoat]]—is it any wonder she's already acquiring quite the fan following?
* Vampiresses of the [[BeastMan Gangrel]] clan with the [[HelloNurse Striking Looks]] merit from ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem''.
** The "iconic" character of the clan, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Unholy]], definitely qualifies if you don't look at her [[RedRightHand monstrous hands]].
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', any female Lunar is a prime candidate for this.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The female Orcs of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' all fit.
** The TropeNamer is the appropriately-named Beastess, a ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' female Orc, introduced to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]] by an erotic artist known as Maxblackrabbit. She has since been drawn by many others.
* Sheeva, introduced in ''MortalKombat [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 3]]'', most certainly fits the bill. A member of the [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Shokan]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy race]], Sheeva was introduced as a [[DistaffCounterpart faster, female version of Goro and Kintaro]]. In ''3'' (as well as [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the 2011 reboot]]), she was depicted as [[StatuesqueStunner tall]] with [[AmazonianBeauty a more muscular physique]] than the other girls, as [[{{Stripperiffic}} showcased]] [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/3/10490-sheeva_large.gif here.]] Sheeva went absent for the majority of the series afterwards as she apparently died, but when everyone was [[TheBusCameBack brought]] [[BackFromTheDead back]] for ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Armageddon]]'', Sheeva was given [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100703163251/mk/images/c/c2/Sheeva_Armageddon.PNG a redesign]] with [[AmbiguouslyBrown a darker skin tone]] and even more muscularity.
* The ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' community mod series ''The Aielund Saga'' has a female half-orc mercenary captain late in the story who will flirt with a male player character.
* [[ShockAndAwe Raijin]] from ''{{Muramasa|TheDemonBlade}}'' is an odd example of this trope, seeing as she's [[HotGod a goddess]] (however, this is accurate to Myth/JapaneseMythology, as the [[AttractiveBentGender original]] Raijin resembled an oni). She's a [[LargeAndInCharge towering]], [[AmazonianBeauty muscular]], [[TheLadette fight-loving woman]] with a ''very'' [[HotBlooded fiery temper]]. However, Raijin veers more towards CuteMonsterGirl when her [[{{Tsundere}} deredere side surfaces]] (moreso around [[TinyGuyHugeGirl her]] [[GodCouple lover]], the cute and adorable [[BlowYouAway Fujin]]).
* Pretty much every female [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]], [[CatFolk Khajiit]], or [[LizardFolk Argonian]] in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series qualifies, though it can range from played straight to downplayed depending on the individual in question. (For example, Orcs can range from barbaric berserkers to librarians at a magical college, with examples throughout the series falling all along the spectrum.) Quite a few female [[HornyVikings Nords]] also fit this trope.
* Averted with Ayla of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'': Her running-on-all-fours animation and FurBikini makes her look like a CatGirl, but she's entirely human.
* Felicia from ''Videogame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' in some of her earlier appearances. She had muscles, and her claws and fangs and general posture were much more "fearsome feral cat-monster" than "cute catgirl."
* Female orcs in ''[[VideoGame/MightAndMagic Might & Magic X: Legacy]]'' all fit, both ones in your party and [=NPCs=].
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* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' has the priestess Benn'Joon, one of the main characters. She's an odd-looking, green-skinned, sharp-toothed CuteMonsterGirl of canonically uncertain lineage (and [[AxeCrazy prone to homicidal rages]]; [[LittleMissBadass even as a baby, she was able to stab full grown soldiers in the eyes]]).
* ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'' has Ms. Intimidating Cow Monster, an administrative assistant working at the [[CelestialBureaucracy Department of Minor Nuisances.]]
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the Gem Fusion Sugilite (formed when Garnet and Amethyst fuse) fits this trope, being a huge and muscular purple-skinned beastess with fangs, four arms and five eyes. She's articulate enough, but incredibly short-tempered, violent and uncontrollable, to the point that she refuses to break apart into Garnet and Amethyst again.
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