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[[caption-width-right:300:... [[DistractedByTheSexy Don't just stand there]]! [[WhatTheHellHero Do something]]!]]
->'''Phoebe:''' Should we stop this?!\\
'''Joey:''' What? Are you out of your mind? Let's throw some [[MudWrestling Jell-O]] on them!
-->-- ''Series/{{Friends}}''

A battle between two or more female combatants that differs from the DesignatedGirlFight only in that it's invoked for PerverseSexualLust purposes more than anything else. Though the label may be attached to any girl-fight, a true [=Catfight=] generally [[WimpFight lacks finesse/combat skill]], and is more likely than not intended to titillate in-universe. A telltale real life sign that a cat fight is about to ensue is if a woman reaches up to take her earrings off before it actually starts, and as such talking about taking one's earrings off can be used as a verbal threat. Expect the combatants to seize and tear each other's clothing and/or hair. A staple of the JiggleShow. More [[PlayedForLaughs humorous]] depictions may be punctuated with a cat screech to drive the point home.

The more brutal or dramatic the fight, the less likely it is to be considered a catfight. A good rule of thumb is that if weapons are involved, it ain't this trope. A battle to the death between two women is ''never'' a catfight.

In a combat situation involving both male and female participants, [[DesignatedGirlFight the females will automatically square off with each other]]. If only one male is involved, he will simply stand by and watch the two women beat each other senseless. If it's a more comedic series, several male characters may stop to watch the fight and PassThePopcorn; bonus points if said males are enemies.

If two [=Catgirls=] get into a fight, this Trope may apply, in which the name becomes ''very'' literal.

The less human the opponent is, of course, the less this trope applies. The CuteMonsterGirl still does, though.

See also WouldntHitAGirl, GirlOnGirlIsHot, DesignatedGirlFight, FoeYay, FanserviceFauxFight, and especially InterplayOfSexAndViolence. Just Add Mud to get MudWrestling. Compare: PantyFighter, where [=Catfights=] are the bread and butter, but they rarely degrade into "Rolling Around" pseudo-fights. Not related to the CockFight or the cartoon BigBallOfViolence.

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Great taste, or less filling? Irrelevant, as the audience for a Miller beer commercial is DistractedByTheSexy: two women wrestling in a fountain. Should be little taste, more outfit filling...
* Ditto for the Ginger-vs-Mary-Ann catfight commercial for "The Real Gilligan's Island" that even adds in the same gag as above, but with pies.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Yoko and Adiane's fight in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' (and Gainax cranked the fanservice up in the movie).
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' both featured fights between Angewomon and (two different) [=LadyDevimon=] near their respective climaxes. Much hairpulling and slapping ensued.
** Izzy in the dub lampshades it: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLFgMKuiVDA "I feel like I shouldn't be watching this..."]] In the original Japanese and the Latin-American dub, he instead said "Women are something to be very afraid of, when they're scared!"
** During the first cat fight, Angewomon angrily rebukes [=AtlurKabuterimon=] for trying to help her or catching her when she got thrown around (for which [[SorryIFellOnYourFist he apologises]]), and Angewomon's partner Hikari was actively ''encouraging'' Angewomon to hit [=LadyDevimon=] harder.
** ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' averts the trope, having the female antagonist Nanami instead face off against [[TeenGenius genius]] / [[TheLancer lancer]] Touma in a battle of wits, while the female protagonist Yoshino (and her partner Lalamon) face off against Ivan, who has something of a crush on her. Both fights still had plenty of {{Fanservice}}, this being the ''Digimon'' series where they decided to [[UpToEleven kick the fanservice up a notch]].
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' as a few examples:
** Putting aside the fact that one has a literal cat form, the battle between Soi Fon and Yoruichi. Both their special attacks just ''happened'' to need to [[ClothingDamage blow away clothing]] and being the only two characters with no ranged attacks. However, it's also subverted, in that while it has its shade of fanservice, it's actually a ''very'' brutal fight.
** In a bizarre example that starts off [[SillyReasonForWar comedic]] but ends on a [[WhatYouAreInTheDark very serious note]], when [[MachoCamp Charlotte Cuulhorne]] fights [[TheDandy Yumichika Ayasegawa]], he keeps acting like they're having a [=catfight=]. Yumichika is so far from amused by this that it's not even funny (for him, that is; for the reader, it's [[HilarityEnsued hilarious]]... at least until it [[MoodWhiplash gets serious]]).
--> '''Cuulhorne:''' 'Beautiful Charlotte Cuulhorne's final, holy, wonderful, pretty, super-magnum sexy, sexy, glamorous... cero!'
--> '''Yumichika:''' 'That's just a normal cero!'
* The only fight where [[FauxActionGirl Mai Shiranui]] actually did well in ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' was against a female, [[DarkChick Panni]]. Slight subversion in that, while it was a one-on-one girl duel and had quite the fanservice, [[spoiler: Mai not only wins, but ''BRUTALLY'' curb-stomps Panni and kills her.]]
* ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim'': Amu and Leccee get into them constantly over Daba. Usually they use their fists but they are not reluctant to use ''mechas'' to settle it. One of them happened during a strategic meeting -with hair pulling included- as the leader of LaResistance just watched stunned.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Nami tends to most often be paired off in fights against female opponents. The most famously {{Fanservice}}-y has to be her [[HoYay fight against Kalifa]] and, to a lesser extent, Miss Doublefinger. (For whatever reason, this trope seems not to apply to Robin, who was once TheDragon to [[BigBad Crocodile]] and has not only fought men but was once [[KickTheDog held captive and beaten]] by one.)
** While Robin's no slouch in terms of looks, she tends to play second in {{Fanservice}} to Nami, especially post-timeskip. Part of this is that she's unorthodox and usually doesn't fight in the usual way; her power is to ''grow body parts out of the walls''.
** For the record, Kalifa fights by fondling her opponent--she has soap-based powers, so she makes the opponent lose friction by applying her soap all over their body. This, of course, leads to scenes where Kalifa feels all over Nami, including up her skirt.
** Tashigi most often fights men (except for when she faces Robin), and Vivi tends to fight both men and women (even though she typically can't do anything without the Straw Hats backing her up, and her opponents typically don't hit her- for example, Crocodile merely threatens to dry her up if she resists).
** Bizarrely played with by [[DragQueen Ivankov]]. In order to fight Impel Down's chief guard, Sadi-chan, he used his [[AppliedPhlebotinum Devil Fruit powers]] to transform himself [[GenderBender into a woman]].
* In the ''Manga/SoulEater'' manga and anime, the busty {{Catgirl}} Blair fights with a similarly chesty witch. Despite both knowing powerful magic, onlookers are thrilled to no end to see that they simply wind up catfighting anyway.
* Surprisingly uncommon in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', given that it's a UnwantedHarem Anime about teenaged martial artists.
** Parodied slightly in a chapter called "Women's battle [[HotSpringsEpisode at the open-air onsen]]!" [[GenderBender Ranma]] and [[GenderBender Herb]], both of whom are trapped in female form, do battle at the hot springs, while Ryouga and Mousse watch. Since neither combatant can really land a hit on the other, [[CombatCommentator Mousse]] deadpans that it's a very boring duel (Ryouga, [[{{Nosebleed}} on the other hand]], is more appreciative).
*** Probably because Mousse, as well as being BlindWithoutEm, can't even see that well WITH 'em.
* Happens often in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' since there's a lot of female characters and the main character is a HotBlooded [[NunTooHoly Nun]]. She gets into fights with her superior, with [[FieryRedhead Satella]], with a DarkActionGirl...
* Averted in ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. When Revy and Roberta throw down at the end of Roberta's first arc (after the two had traded bullets), it is vicious, brutal and utterly devoid of fanservice. Dutch and Benny are very much unwilling to get involved as "three of the scariest women on earth" (the third of which was [[TheBaroness Balalaika]]) were involved, and when Rock tries to get them to talk things through, he is met with a vicious "STAY THE FUCK OUT OF THIS!" from both of them.
* Eri and Yakumo from ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' fought over Harima at the school play.
** Although the fight was actually because circumstances had resulted in [[ItMakesSenseInContext Yakumo playing the evil magician against Eri's prince with Harima as the sleeping princess.]] On the other hand, Eri got annoyed at Yakumo's refusal to lose like she should have.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', villain Vithaldas deliberately creates one of these between Lucy and Juvia, by using his magic to seize control of Lluvia's mind and force her to attack Lucy (despite the fact that he could control them both if he'd wanted). As you might imagine, he makes it as titillating as possible, although it's actually not bad from the reader's perspective.
** Later, [[spoiler:after Erza and her Edolas counterpart exhaust all their magic, they end up in little more than underwear. Even so, they resort to hand-to-hand combat in a battle of wills and ideas, with Erza ultimately convincing her counterpart that magic isn't everything.]]
* A [[LongRunner very]] early episode of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime involved Misty and Giselle at each other's throats. Ash wanted to step in and calm them down, but Brock told him no, and that getting in the middle of a cat fight was not a good idea.
** In ''Best Wishes'' the new female lead [[ActionGirl Iris]] often gets into a fight with her rival [[{{Jerkass}} Georgia]] especially after her first appearance. So far, they have spent the entire time at Don's tournament taunting each other and being each other's throat.
* Played with and subverted in ''Manga/AirMaster''. There are a few fancervicey fights, but in general male characters have no compunctions whatsoever about fighting Maki with all their strength (one or maybe two even succeed at knocking her out), and female-against-female battles end up [[FanDisservice very, very brutal and definitely not "sexy"]] more often than not.
* Done twice in ''Anime/OvermanKingGainer'', largely as comic relief.
* Averted in an episode of the 2007 ''Manga/GegegeNoKitaro'' series; Neko Musume and a female kappa are paired off in a sumo match, but before the match even starts, the perverted actions of the judge cause both of them to hit him, disqualifying both of them at the same time. Also averted in the fact that Neko Musume had been designated to fight a male kappa opponent before the female owing to Medama-Oyaji losing his match, though she scared the kappa off before the fight got anywhere. Neko Musume is a {{Catgirl}}.
* There's a major catfight in ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''. It's not meant as {{Fanservice}}. It's still awesome because the two opponents do their very best to beat each other into a bloody mess. The two fighters are [[spoiler:Taiga and class rep Sumire. Watch episode 16 for the fight]].
* As all the combatants in ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'' are female...that said, despite there being plenty of ClothingDamage and {{Panty Shot}}s, it's rather disturbing seeing how downright ''brutal'' the fights are. Bodies tend to be shredded just as much as the clothes.
* Similarly, when women fight each other in ''Manga/IkkiTousen'', not only their clothes and panties end up either exposed or destroyed, but the girls beat the everloving '''shit''' out of each other, sometimes to almost lethal degrees. (i.e.: Ryoumou and Hakufu's fight - specially when Hakufu's Dragon kicks in -, when Ryuubi gets possessed by her Dragon and said SuperpoweredEvilSide ''skewers'' Ryuubi's own friends Kan'u and Chouhi. and Ryoumou almost being slain by Ten'i and her arrows.)
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai La Verite'' episode 2. After Ryuuka and Mariel end up tied in their competition, they break the tie with a "swimsuit cavalry battle" in the mansion's indoor pool. Each of them rides three other people, and the one who has their head band taken away loses.
* In ''[[Anime/{{Persona 4}} Persona 4: The Animation]]'', [[AlphaBitch Ai Ebihara]] slaps [[{{Tomboy}} Chie Satonaka]]. Their cat fight have them ''childishly pulling on each other's cheeks'', making this a rare overlap with WimpFight.
* Ayeka and Ryoko get into at least one Cat Fight in every piece of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' media. They start off with the superpowers but usually end with childish cheek pulling.
** The fight between Ryoko and Ayeka in episode 4 of Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki actually starts with Ayeka slapping Ryoko after she dared her to show off her body to Tenchi. Ryoko then slaps Ayeka twice. One a normal slap and the other a backhand. Then they fight with their powers.
* In ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', Brief says he hates it when Panty and Stocking get into arguments and fight because they fight seriously and brutally instead of catfight. He even tries to ask them to catfight, to no avail.
* In episode 25 of ''Anime/JewelpetSunshine'', this trope happens figuratively and [[FunnyAnimal literally]] with Garnet and Diana fighting over Dian.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'', interestingly enough, [[AvertedTrope Averts this]], possible the one {{Fanservice}} trope it ''doesn't'' use, even with it's use of Weaponized ClothingDamage. All of the fights involving Female characters are intense, epic, and often brutal throwdowns that generally leave both sides scarred, bruised and bleeding, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown sometimes to disturbing degrees]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Any female superheroine will have female supervillains. Thus, this trope is likely to be invoked or lampshaded eventually.
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' has his DistaffCounterpart Batgirl face off largely against female enemies. Particularly Catwoman.
* ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' had Elektra versus Black Cat. The issue was even titled ''Catfight''.
** He even hangs a lampshade on it. As the fight goes on, he quickly grows less concerned with actually doing something or moral quandaries to simply stare for a moment or two. Stepping in gets him kicked off a building.
* The ''Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}'' comic book was made of this, especially when Jim Balent was doing the art.
* WonderGirl and Arrowette's mothers beating each other up in ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'' #7. Max Mercury (of all people) decides to just stick around and watch.
-->'''Max''': Dubbilex, when you've been around as long as I have, you know that the ''only'' worthwhile things you can bring to a catfight are [[PassThePopcorn popcorn and a drink]].
* Archie's ''Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comic book once had Bunnie Rabbot and [[MsFanservice Rouge the Bat]] get into a fight for no reason. Even the cover showed the two beating the snot out of each other.
* Played with in ''ComicBook/NewAvengers The Reunion''; Mockingbird replies to the female Scientist Supreme of AIM's offer of WeCanRuleTogether with a headbutt to the nose (which was at least partially motivated as Mockingbird believed at he time that the Scientist Supreme just caused the death of her ex husband (who she still has feelings for) Ronin/Hawkeye/Clint). This leads to the following dialog and lampshade.
-->'''ScientistSupreme''': Please, Morse, are we not above catfighting?
-->'''Mockingbird''': This isn't a catfight, this is me kicking your ass.
-->(proceeds with ass kicking)

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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The entirety of the "Alien versus Time Traveler" arc of ''FanFic/YouGotHaruhiRolled'' is one big cat fight between Yuki and Mikuru.
* In the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8560313/1/The-Somewhat-Cracked-Mind-of-Uchiha-Itachi The Somewhat Cracked Mind of Uchiha Itachi]]'' in chapter 36 there is a (implied) Cat Fight between Anko and the nameless Hokage Secretary. Ebisu is ''supposed'' to be involved, but he's torn between running and watching. The rest just watch and comment. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as it IS a TournamentArc.

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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/RacketGirls''. Well, it's a film devoted to female wrestling, but they take it to a whole new level when two women ''dressed as cats'' wrestle!
* Parodied in ''Film/UndercoverBrother'': Once a catfight breaks out between Sistah Girl and White She Devil, Undercover Brother and two (male) mooks are seen watching it... while (after a few cutaways) sitting in an armchair [[PassThePopcorn with popcorn and a drink]], enjoying themselves immensely.
* In the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'', Bond is taken to visit some Gypsies, who proceed to stage a formal catfight between two half-naked young ladies over a man for his benefit. Later, he apparently sleeps with both of them. This has absolutely no relevance to the plot, by the way.
** It is signaled by the immortal line "It must be settled ... the Gypsy Way."
** Averted in the original book, where this was a brutal, unarmed fight to the death between two women who are both vying for the affections of one man, with no titillation involved.
*** That also involved both girls ripping each other's clothes off.
** This scene may have been referenced in the fight between BondGirl Jinx and Villain's Girl Miranda Frost in ''Film/DieAnotherDay''. Although that was more of a sword fight rather than hand-to-hand combat, it did end with Frost's death.
* Subverted in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' with the fight between Katniss and Clove. Two teenage girls in tight-fitting clothing might be sexy if the setting wasn't one where they're out to kill each other. It's wince-worthy to watch them do everything short of knock each other's teeth out trying to gain the upper hand.
* Near the end of ''Film/JudgeDredd'' there's a brief [=catfight=] between Judge Hershey and the villainous henchwoman Ilsa. Hershey is wearing her tight-fitting Judge's uniform and Ilsa is wearing black leggings.
* Completely subverted in ''Film/KillBill''. Despite the fact that the Bride mostly battles other women, none of her fights includes hair-pulling or scratching but rather full-on punches, kicks, head-butts, swords, knives and other serious implements of pain. In short, the fights are too convincing and too brutal to be seen as [=catfights=].
* In the original ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' the heroine Melina fights it out with the villainous henchwoman Lori. Both acquit themselves quite well, although the male protagonist eventually has to come to Melina's rescue.
* Evie's flashback thing in the middle of ''Film/TheMummyReturns'', where she duels Anuk-sa-Namun. The point seems to have been that the winner would guard the pharaoh, and the loser would guard the bracelet.
** Director Steve Sommers is a big fan of cat fights. The one in ''Film/VanHelsing'' between Anna Valerious and Aleera isn't quite as {{Fanservice}}y as the ''Mummy Returns'' fight, if only due to the participants wearing slightly more than gold bikinis.
** Sommers' later film ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' averts with the Scarlett vs. Baroness fight. Although the fight involves two hot women, one wearing a SpyCatsuit, it is ''brutal''.
* ''Film/BlackMamaWhiteMama''. Being an Exploitation Movie remake of ''[[ChainedHeat The Defiant Ones]]'' [[RecycledINSPACE WITH WOMEN]], it's really not that surprising.
* ''{{Film/Coffy}}'' has an (in)famous example where the title character (Creator/PamGrier) fights a room full of call girls at a party, while the men present watch and cheer them on. While Coffy is rather good at fighting (and fights dirty, with razorblades tied into her hair), the other women fight in typical catfight style. And somehow all the women's [[FanService tops get torn off]] during the fight.
* ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' has one among all of the Master's wives...[[LeaveTheCameraRunning and it goes on for a long, long, ]]'''[[LeaveTheCameraRunning long]]''' [[LeaveTheCameraRunning time]].
** And a boring, nonsexy catfight it was, too.
* In the classic western, ''DestryRidesAgain'', there is a long, rough catfight involving Creator/MarleneDietrich.
* ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' has Mileena and Sonya MudWrestling.
* ''Film/TrueLies'' has a catfight between Helen and Juno in a runaway limousine.
* The sole reason the ''otherwise'' entirely worthless movie ''{{Bandidas}}'' was ever made was to show a five-minute catfight between PenelopeCruz and SalmaHayek.
* ''Film/TheBrainThatWouldntDie''
* ''Film/MysteryMen'' has a scene where two women dressed as WonderWoman get into a fight that becomes this.
** This being ''Mystery Men'', its played for laughs. Anyways, subverted as we don't get to see it, nor them.
* Lampshaded in ''Film/EightWomen'': a catfight between two members of the all-woman cast turns into an ambiguous [[LesYay homoerotic display]].
* ''[[Literature/{{Gor}} Outlaw of Gor]]''. Princess has to fight the Leather Women.
* ''Film/OneMillionYearsBC.'': Raquel Welch and Martine Beswick, in animal-skin bikinis.
* French ''Film/JamesBond'' spoof ''Film/OSS117CairoNestOfSpies'' has Agent 117 nearly intervene in the fight, then pause to enjoy it after [[ClothingDamage clothes start coming off]].
* There's a truly masterful one in the 1934 SoBadItsGood sexploitation/horror film ''{{Maniac}}'' involving baseball bats and hypodermic needles.
* Francesca and the Monster's Mate have one in ''WesternAnimation/MadMonsterParty'' sounds of actual cats fighting play during it.
* Subverted in the ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' movie "The Outlaws Is Coming", where [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Annie Oakley and Belle Starr]] get into a parodical old-west style knock-down-drag-out fistfight in the middle of the muddy street, rather than a stereotypical catfight. The extreme, stereotypical ''masculinity'' of their fight is what made it funny, since they were both dressed in long gowns with petticoats.
* In a 1935 French adult film, ''Trois Goutte de la Rosee'', the two women get in a cat fight, in which most clothing is torn off.
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}''. Subverted in the second film. Twice. ''[[CurbStompBattle In the span of ten seconds]]''.
* Miriam Aarons and Sylvia Fowler have one in ''Film/TheWomen'' when Sylvia learns that Miriam is the woman her husband has been seeing and going to marry after their divorce. Miriam walks away with a bite on her leg and her shorts pulled off, but Sylvia suffers a slight nervous breakdown and starts smashing anything she can get her hands on while screaming "I HATE EVERYONE!"
* Delightfully subverted in {{Film/Dredd}}, where the female villain appears to have been brought along for this express purpose, but the heroine just headshots her without blinking.
* Dale and Aura in ''Film/FlashGordon''. On a bed. Justified since this is after Aura's HeelFaceTurn and she's trying not to hurt Dale, who assumes she's still evil and attacks her.
* Probably the most famous scene of ''Film/TheLegendOfFrenchieKing'', between Creator/BrigitteBardot and Claudia Cardinale. Although unlike most examples, there's some serious punching and wrestling going on, almost no slapping and absolutely no hair-pulling.
* In the 1950's GinaLollobrigida vehicle ''La Donna Piu' Bella Del Mondo'' (''Beautiful But Dangerous''), Lina furiously storms into the dressing room of her rival Manolita, who's hidden a razor blade in the makeup kit of Lina's partner Carmela and caused her to cut herself. Lina, [[LingerieScene still in her fancy showgirl lingerie]] attacks Manolita right in the middle of a photo session.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Creator/JTEdson, an English author of westerns, seemed to have a positive [[AuthorAppeal fetish for this trope]] and shoehorned it into a surprising number of his novels (and once included a collector who had paintings of catfights that had occurred in previous novels).
* Most female characters in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' have at one time or another had to repeatedly tell themselves that they are too mature to engage in such behavior. Most notably Elayne's reaction to Min's prophecy about having to share Rand with two other women and finding out that her friend Min is the second, her other friend Aviendha is the third. And that Aviendha has already slept with him.
* Parodied/[[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Thud!]]'', when Angua's nerves get the better of her and she attacks female vampire Sally in an underground tunnel. Sally points out that they are both female, naked, and covered in mud, so if they are going to fight, they should find some men and charge admission.
* Averted in Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries, wherein most characters won't hesitate to hurt a woman if she's perceived to be dangerous and [[ActionGirl said women]] often give as good as they get. Played straight, however, in perhaps the only scene where [[BadassNormal the heroine]] is able to physically overpower her opponent. Both parties lacking functional weapons, the fight involves "wrestling and punching and hair pulling" before the protagonist is able to pin the other girl down. A male character who arrives on the scene initially declines to offer help in favour of [[PassThePopcorn watching the show]].
* Literature/SisterhoodSeries by Creator/FernMichaels: The Vigilantes end up having this among themselves in the book ''Hide and Seek''. They were bitter and angry over everything. This was just what they needed to let it all out. Sure, they were sporting bruises afterward, but at least they were willing to work together again.
* ''[[Literature/PaladinOfShadows A Deeper Blue]]'' includes one between Britney, Greznya, and [[spoiler:an undercover]] Katya including a lot of ClothingDamage. [[spoiler:It was fake, used to help Greznya break contact with Katya after an information drop, to not reveal the mission.]]
* Example that is ''almost'' OlderThanPrint: Bradamante and Marfiza dishing it out in OrlandoFurioso. It began as tjosting and ended with hair-pulling.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Usually subverted on ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', in which even girl fights often turn out to be quite brutal, like the one with Lana vs. Chloe in [[spoiler:''Delete'']]. Tess and Lois get a straight one in [[spoiler:''Doomsday'']], though.
* The spy comedy ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' is notable for pitting the blonde, scantily clad Sarah against the female antagonist of the week. Sarah has fought in a variety of {{Fanservice}} costumes like a pseudo-Bavarian miniskirt with plunging neckline, a short satin robe with flesh colored underwear, revealing evening gowns, and a black catsuit.
* One two-part episode of ''MissionImpossible'' required this trope for the mission to succeed. A guard had to be distracted at a critical moment during a prison escape so Cinnamon Carter and a guest-star agent spent the better part of two episodes setting up their "rivalry." When they finally did start the catfight the guard was primed to enjoy it and not notice what else was going on.
* Brilliantly done in the "My Lucky Charm" episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Elliot Reid and Carla Espinosa get into a catfight in the cafeteria. Then [[CasanovaWannabe the Todd]] interrupts, "Ladies! Please! Stop!"... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny then pulls up a chair, sits down and says "Continue."]]
** And soon after, rips his shirt apart and yells "I'm going in!"
** When Carla staff makes a "Rawr" noise in another episode, Todd eagerly bursts into the room and yells "Catfight!?" Disappointed, he warns her to "be more careful about using that noise."
* Name any show by AaronSpelling.
** Famously, one of the main draws of ''{{Dynasty}}'', including a famous one where Alexis and Krystle fighting in the mansion pond.
* In one episode of ''{{Cheers}}'', two women vie for Woody's attention and start fighting. The others start chanting "Cat fight! Cat fight!", until the actual fighting turns out to be disappointing, at which point the chanting changes to "Kitten fight! Kitten fight!"
** They got to see one in a later episode "One Hugs, The Other Doesn't" between Frasier's ex-wife Nanette and his current one, Lilith.
* At the end of ''{{Primeval}}'' series 2, between Abby and Caroline, though both have genuine issues (Caroline was the FemmeFatale sent by Leek to use {{Adorkable}} and at that stage, naive, Connor to get into the ARC/ get info on the team and Abby was the protective best friend love interest. Connor tries to break this up and be the better man, while Leek is watching and enjoying and gets whacked in the face, much to Leek's amusement. Eventually Connor succeeds in breaking it up, and he retorts he didn't do it for Caroline (who had been pretending to be his girlfriend). This confirmed Abby and Connor's mutual attraction which was a long lasting plot point, making this possibly the worlds only plot crucial and fanservice cat fight.
** The lack of skills part was averted - both Abby and Caroline had been shown to be proficient martial artists before, and their skills were on full display.
* Addressed and ultimately subverted in one ''{{Seinfeld}}'' episode. Elaine is attacked by a female coworker, but no one believes her, [[WhatAnIdiot even with a menacing message on her answering machine]]. In fact, all the men hearing about this are turned on by the idea of a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wrL9z3Kvww catfight]] instead.
* Juliet and Kate had a semi-serious throwdown on ''Series/{{Lost}}''. In the mud, while handcuffed to each other. Not the show's proudest moment.
** Not the show's proudest moment, but certainly one of the show's more alluring.
** They fought earlier in the episode, but it was a one-sided [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] where Juliet knocked Kate on her ass despite Kate having the element of surprise.
* Maddie and London on ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.
* In the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Purple Haze," Alison and Beverly (both under the influence of an [[HatePlague inhibition-lowering drug]]) get into it. The fight isn't over a man -- it's because Beverly blabbed professional confidences about Alison over the town's PA system.
* Parodied in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "The Initiative", with possibly the only catfight in the series, between [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Vampire]] [[DumbBlonde Harmony]] and [[NonActionGuy Xander]] -- at the time the only male member of the group (other than [[MentorArchetype Giles]]). The fight, in classic catfight fashion, begins with a bitchslap and continues into shin kicking, name calling, and hair pulling. It finally ends in a stalemate and an agreement never to mention it to anyone.
-->'''Xander:''' Harmony, it's been great catching up. Really, I'm just gonna pick up the tattered shreds of my dignity and go home.
** The Harmony-Xander fight is made even more awesome by the comedic use of slow motion and epic fight music.
** Lampshaded in "What's My Line, Pt. 1" when Buffy and Kendra fight:
--->''Struggling for control of an axe.''
--->'''Buffy:''' Don't make me do the chick fight thing.
--->'''Kendra:''' "Chick fight"?
--->'''Buffy:''' You know...
---> (Buffy digs her fingernails into Kendra's hand. Kendra yelps, and Buffy grabs Kendra's hair, and pulls her off balance.)
** The reason that Harmony vs. Xander is the only catfight in the series is because girl-on-girl throwdowns in the series in general (and there are quite a few of them) are deadly serious affairs that feature little in the way of typical catfight tactics.
** In "School Hard" Angel and Xander take on Spike's vampire mooks. Angel slugs it out with the men while Xander takes on the only female vampire in the group. Even then Angel has to intervene to save him.
* The ''two'' fiancees of a now dead Marine on ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Tony points and shouts "Chick fight!" and [=McGee=] records the whole thing. [=McGee=] shows the video to [[LabRat Abby]] who says, "I can't belive I missed it!"
** And in another, Abby and Ziva get into a brief slapfight over Ziva's seeming lack of concern for Gibbs' wellbeing, which thoroughly freaks out [=McGee=].
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'' Monica fights with Rachel, and later Rachel and her sister Amy in "TOW Rachel's Other Sister".
--> '''Chandler''': That fight was totally arousing.
** Rachel and Monica in "The One After The Superbowl". Phoebe, who is a much more skilled fighter, manages to subdue both of them.
--> '''Phoebe''': You know what, if we were in prison, you guys would be like my bitches.
* One episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' ends with a doofus-scientist character daydreaming about Carter and another woman fighting over him. Fantasy-Jack stops him from breaking it up.
* In ''TheBigBangTheory'', Penny and new neighbor Alicia's rivalry over her leading Raj, Leonard, and Howard on culminates in a "What're you gonna do about it, bitch?"
** Somewhat Lampshaded by Wolowitz:
--->'''Howard:''' Oh, my God ...GIRLFIGHT! [pins Leonard's arms behind his back]
--->'''Leonard:''' What're you doing?
--->'''Howard:''' I know you, you're stupid enough to break it up!
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' has one with [[KnifeNut knives]], ending in a surrender.
** There's also a MALE version where [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Ronon and Teal'c]] are beating the shit out of each other with a massive crowd cheering at them. And yes, it IS played for fanservice; [[EatingTheEyeCandy fanservice for girls]] but still, the two most muscular guys of the franchise in tight workout clothing and positively dripping with sweat? Draws a lot of FemaleGaze.
* Robin and Lily start to get into one of these in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' before Ted stops them.
-->'''Barney:''' ''Ted, no!'' You never break up a girl fight! ''NEVER!'' ''* punches hole in the wall* ''
** BRO CODE ARTICLE 26: "A bro will, in a timely manner, alert his bro to the existence of a girl fight."
** Subverted when one of Marshal's coworkers tells Lily that she kissed him, and Lily proceeds to administer a [[CurbstompBattle terrifying beatdown]] on the woman "trying to move in on her man." Marshal swears at that moment ''never'' to try and make his wife jealous again.
* A really ''weird'' one happens in ''TheMiddleman'', when Wendy fights the villain of the week, who's [[BodySwap stolen the body]] of the Middleman himself. Leading to a rare boy-girl catfight.
* Averted with great force in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' in the [[spoiler:truly brutal, and emotionally wrenching, fight to the death between Jesse and Riley.]]
** And the one between Cameron and that other terminator who she twisted up like a pretzel.
* ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "The Living Dead", between Mrs. Peel and a female guard.
** Topping this, ''Series/TheNewAvengers'' episode "Angels Of Death" has Joanna Lumley's Purdey taking on not one but two gorgeous female opponents (played by Caroline Munro and Pamela Stephenson), after Gambit's basic decency prevents him hitting women and they beat the bejasus out of him.
* In the ''ThatSeventiesShow'' episode "Cat Fight Club" Jackie gets fed up with Laurie's insults and starts a fight with her. Fez suggests they should pour water on them.
** In an earlier episode, Eric's female partner for a class project, Stacy, has an obvious crush on him, but Eric thinks Donna doesn't really pay attention to this. Kelso suggests early in the episode that Stacy and Donna should mud wrestle for Eric. At first Eric responds, "Kelso, that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard." Then he thinks about it (a DreamSequence occurs) and then says, "Kelso, that's the smartest thing I've ever heard."
** In the episode "Mother's Little Helper", Eric and Hyde say that girls can't play fight, because it always turns into a real one. Jackie and Donna try to prove them wrong, and end up proving them right.
* ''GossipGirl'' has Serena vs. Blair in season 2. Some clothes ripping included.
** Also the one in Season 1. Straddling and hockey outfits included.
* ''Series/MadTV'' did it on a parody of NBC's remake of the ''Series/BionicWoman'' called "The Les-Bionic Woman" between Jane [Crista Flanagan] (as a [[ButchLesbian butch les-bionic woman]]) and Sarah [Nicole Parker] (as a [[LipstickLesbian lipstick les-bionic woman]]). Subverted when during the fight (which shows the two in many suggestive positions), Sarah tells Jane that the doctor who made her bionic was their enemy, and Jane grunts, "So why are we fighting each other?" and Sarah replies, "Fighting? I'm not fighting."
* ''Series/{{Oz}}''. Prison guards Diane Wittlesey and Claire Howell get into a fight that puts both women in the hospital ward, after Howell placed a false sexual harassment charge against Unit Manager Tim [=McManus=] (who'd had affairs with both women). When Warden Glynn asks what they were fighting about, Tim just replies, "Me" earning him a "You've ''got'' to be kidding me" look from Glynn.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. In the MirrorUniverse episode, a [[BareYourMidriff scantily-clad]] T'Pol and Hoshi have a knife fight while exchanging snarky comments about each others' sex lives.
* In the second season opener of ''LegendOfTheSeeker'' Cara and Triana have one. That Cara is naked and wet from her bath and Triana is in skin tight red leather and played by Charisma Carpenter pushes the {{Fanservice}} factor UpToEleven.
** Actually, the fight between Cara and Triana was nothing compared to the cat fight between Kahlan and Cara in Season 2, Episode 16 "Desecrated". There is bitch slapping, shoving, hair pulling and in the end, they're both breathing hard...with Kahlan lying on the floor. Needless to say, there was also a lot of eyesex involved.
* ''WaterlooRoad'' is starting having roll-around-on-the-floor fights between two girls in school uniform about once every two episodes.
* ''Series/RelicHunter''. Sydney Fox (Tia Carrere) and the enemy agent (played by Roberta Angelica) have a cat fight. With mud. The two guys stop, watch, and comment. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Sydney looks over and asks, "You boys enjoying the show?"
* In ''Series/RobinHood'' the rivalry between Isabella and Kate eventually culminates in what is possibly one of the worst catfights ever to be taken seriously. Despite the fact that both women are armed with swords and daggers, they resort to slapping and hair-pulling, all whilst exchanging barbs on whom Robin loves the most.
* In a deleted scene from the ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' specials, Robyn and Terri have a squabble... while Jamie chants "fight, fight, fight" and starts pushing their jackets off their shoulders.
* In an episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven'' Cally and Jenna stage a catfight in a crowded bar to cause a distraction. The result is [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]].
* The fight between Alex & Megan in ''Series/TheSentinel''.
* When ''{{Glee}}'''s Santana gets sufficiently angry with another girl, one of these is sure to ensue.
** Her first fight was with Mercedes in the first season, but was broken up before things got out of hand. But in the second season, she slaps the ''piss'' out of Quinn for exposing her breast surgery and the two go at it.
* The team for the reality show ''Impossible Heist'' staged a full-on shirt-ripping, hair-pulling catfight in a casino, in order to distract a blackjack dealer. It allowed them to switch the cards for a rigged deck and cheat the house.
* ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld'': Veronica gets drugged into mindless order following in one episode which nearly leads to her killing one of her friends. Marguerite appears in the right moment and gets into a fight with her. It ends in MudWrestling as they land in the only mud pit around. Veronica wins the fight.
* Claire vs. Elle in ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. [[spoiler: Unusually, this comes to a stalemate - Elle has Claire pinned to the ground under her electric blasts, but Claire's never going to succumb due to her healing power - that's broken by Sandra giving Elle a soaking.]]
* ''Series/{{Fresno}}'' parodied the SoapOpera cat fight by making it like a barroom brawl instead.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'': Not shown, but very much talked about in the Roman funeral [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLVnFEXnHB8&feature=related sketch]]:
--->"My uncle Centillus had it written into his will that he wanted a fight to the death between two beautiful women... His funeral's in ten minutes."
--->"That's disgus... can I come?"
* ''Series/LasVegas'' features a verbal variation between Sam Marquez and Monica Mancuso when they first meet in the third season. Any ambiguity as to whether it's intended as one is dropped out the window when two cats screeching are heard over the soundtrack. The guys later remark that they really regret that they missed it, so it's also in-universe fanservice.
* in an episode of ''SledgeHammer'', Sergeant Dori Doreau is dragged into a mud-fighting arena in a seedy bar to prevent Sledge getting the worst of it from two professional mud-fighting babes. Actress Anne-Marie Martin later reflected that at one point, every episode appeared to feature a cat-fight between Doreau and a female perp.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Ghost Light," Ace and her GirlOfTheWeek get into a couple of cat fights. In the second, the other girl literally tackles Ace onto a bed. The DVD special features mention several times how much the male cast and crew enjoyed watching all this. (Although Creator/SophieAldred mentioned that they apparently all missed the practice session where the other girl accidentally ''pulled Sophie's top off''.)
* ''{{Community}}'' - as Annie and Britta compete raising money for oil-spill relief, their animosity toward each other's technique (and whole personality by association) comes to a head and they start wrestling in a puddle of oil. They make up with the common understanding that men are pigs, having raised far more money in the brief catfight than in the rest of the campaign.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The Dance Hall Crashers have a song called "Catfight" -- a subversion, in that it's about how stupid it is that men are entertained by female drama.
* "We bout to throw them blows/We bout to swang them thangs/It's about to be a what? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhBM7H-ggvY Girlfight]]"
* Though the song itself isn't about a Catfight, Or is it?. New Zealand band Kids of 88 has this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWm9v9Bh0b0&feature=autofb video]] and it's not just an awesome catfight but it's an awesome cat fight in SLOW MO. But they still had to throw in a little HoYay while at it.
* JulieBrown's ''"Girl Fight Tonight!"''
* Pendulum's ''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6BKBIOtRXw Showdown]]"'' music video is about a [=catfight=]. It's brutal though.
* [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] by the Groovecutters, a North London-based dance act. Filmed in a warehouse in Edgware, North London, the video can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn_i8FdKwww here]] and qualifies as a CrowningMomentOfFunny as well, given how this trope is used. A bit of LesYay is used, but ''not'' for {{Fanservice}} purposes. However, the girls in the video, Talia Santo and Carly Harrop are MsFanservice, but with HiddenDepths; they are intelligent women, but this is a DownplayedTrope, given that {{Fanservice}} is the point. Also, NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity [[http://adland.tv/adnews/groovecutters-accuse-french-connectionbmb-ripping-video/1140204742 comes into play too]].
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[[folder:New Media]]
* ''WebVideo/CollegeSaga'' parodies this by having the female party-member and the female villain "bitch"-slap each other. In a turn-based battle.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* One story arc in ''TerryAndThePirates'' featured a cat fight between the two major {{Femme Fatale}}s Burma and the DragonLady.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* A staple of defunct ProfessionalWrestling federation Wrestling/{{ECW}} (pre-{{Revival}}), to the point that commentator Joel Gertner's shrieks of, "CATFIIIIIIIIIGHT!" became a CatchPhrase second only to Wrestling/JoeyStyles' wails of, "OH MY GOD!"
* Wrestling/JimCornette believes there is nothing worse than pretty girls trying to have a wrestling match and that there is more money to be made by simply putting pretty girls in cat fights...that said, shows Cornette booked for had many more women in wrestling matches than cat fights and many of those were women people would consider pretty. While doing OVW commentary Jim went so far as to boast Passion would out wrestle not just most other women but most guys and while promoting Wrestling/RingOfHonor expressed desire to have Wrestling/SaraDelRey compete on the show... perhaps Cornette has a different definition of pretty? Maybe he was alluding to something deeper when he said "[[TakeThat try]]"? Who knows?
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Halfway through the first act of ''Kristina från Duvemåla'', Kristina and Ulrika have a ''catfight song'' - complete with tearing each others' clothes apart - called "Löss" ("Lice") about which one of them brought lice onto the ship to America. The song fell flat in the English-translated concert version: although the lyrics were almost identical, the fanservice was removed. So yeah.
* In ''TheWomen'', when word gets out that Miriam is about to marry Sylvia's ex-husband, the two women get into a vicious scuffle, culminating with Miriam kicking Sylvia in the shin and Sylvia biting Miriam on the arm. (Paulette Goddard, who played Miriam in the 1939 film version, was left a permanent scar from doing this scene.) Many productions have Crystal and Sylvia about to start another one at the very end of the show.
* There's one in ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' after [[spoiler: Fiyero leaves Glinda for Elphaba. Nessarose was just killed, and, far as Elphaba knows, Glinda was either somehow involved or too absent-minded to stop it.]]
* In ''Theatre/{{Thirteen}}'' Kendra and Lucy get into a fight after Lucy steals Kendra's boyfriend, Brett. Although Brett breaks it up.
* "Fight Over Me" from ''NoNoNanette'', a number sadly omitted from revivals.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the various ''StreetFighter'' media (especially the UDON comics) Chun-Li and Cammy have a surprisingly large amount of fights, and in the ''Capcom vs. SNK'' games Chun-Li usually winds up fighting Mai Shiranui quite frequently as well.
** Subverted in the animated movie, where right after her famous shower scene Chun-Li fights [[McNinja Vega]] - and wins, though she's so severely injured that she almost dies later.
* Khelgar has quite an entertaining reaction to the threat of the two female wizard bullies trying to beat up their classmate, a sorceress (who, by definition, has an insanely high Charisma score and is thus really, really hot), with spells outside your character's uncle's inn in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', after Tifa escapes from a DeathTrap, [[TheVamp Scarlett]] was ''waiting for her'' on top of a cannon. Did she pull a gun out? no. Did she click a remote and bring in a giant bot to squish her? No. She proceeds to slap Tifa, and you get into a bitch-slapping mini-game in which the goal is for Tifa to slap her more often.
** Tifa is a high-level [[BareFistedMonk Blackbelt]] able to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu fight One Winged Angels with her bare hands]], so it would be easy to knock [[FanNickname Kyajaja]] out with a single punch. Still, [[KarmicDeath this is more satisfying]].
*** This is partly retaliation for Scarlett's parting slap after putting her in the gas chamber.
* ''VideoGame/BloodStorm'' would introduce a fight between two female characters with 'Catfight!'.
* In ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' every girl-girl fight is a catfight given the amount of JigglePhysics.
* In ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'' Daniella will bitchslap Fiona while chasing her. One awesome scene is called like that too.
* This is the entire point of the ''RumbleRoses'' series.
* This is the ''name'' of the ''[[http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/catfight/index.html Catfight]]'' FightingGame.
* In a deleted scene of ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'', there are two female characters who are attracted to a male player, and the one he has a lower Influence score with will attack the other on Malachor.
** Mira also rebuffs any advances a male player makes by telling him she doesn't want to have to beat up Visas and the Handmaiden.
** Gender-inverted, but the effect is the same, when it comes to Atton trying to kill Mical over a female Exile.
* Amusingly averted in ''FireEmblem: Genealogy of the Holy War'': Sylvia ''tries'' to initiate a catfight with Fury over Levin's affections, but Fury doesn't seem very interested.
* The entire point of ''RoseAndCamellia'', taken to the ultimate power.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': A scripted fight between Miranda and Jack breaks out during the second half of the game, and [[PlayerCharacter Commander Shepard]] is tasked with resolving it, one way or another.[[note]] Both women are powerful Biotics and Jack in particular has [[{{Understatement}} a bit of a temper problem]]. So, any sort of altercation between the two of them could turn messy ''real'' fast.[[/note]]
-->'''Joker:''' Commander, Jack and Miranda are in the middle of a...disagreement. Can you head it off before they tear out a bulkhead?
-->'''Shepard:''' I'll deal with it.
-->'''Joker:''' (as Shepard walks off) Take pictures!
* If a male Grey Warden in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is brave/[[GuideDangIt unlucky]] enough to start a romance with both [[BettyAndVeronica Leliana and Morrigan]], he can expect them to spend most of their time together sniping at each other and coming ''just'' short of a fully on brawl.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', there's at least two ''almost'' physical fights between Aveline and Isabela--one if you bring Isabela along for the Long Road quest, the other later on in the front room of the Hawke estate. Hawke breaks up both of them just in time. (And is especially hilarious about it if he/she is a smartass.)
*** By saying [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Are there any good seats left?"]], in one case.
* ''Videogame/{{Skullgirls}}'' is quite fond of this.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* A cat fight breaks out between high school girls Beth and Tegan in [[http://www.th3rdworld.com/web-comic/Holiday-Wars/episode/Holiday-Wars-Episode-19 this episode]] of ''HolidayWars''.
* Played with in ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}''. Vanka challenges Greir to a sex fight... they immediately set about wrestling and ripping each other's clothes off in a hilariously serious manner.
* ''Webcomic/ItsWalky!'' has a nice example. It starts [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20030917.html here]] and has a LampshadeHanging right around [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20030919.html here.]]
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-10-29 This]] ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' strip shows a cat fight's typical appearance...except for that fact that it's a girl and a boy. Though maybe Tedd ''is'' [[RunningGag just that girly]]. Ellen also [[strike: [=lampshaded=]]] [[DeadpanSnarker commented]] a [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-04-02 literal one]].
* And [[http://shortpacked.com/comic/book-3-is-totally-gay/02-wikimania/prayer/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' strip goes a step further, inverting the genders across the board. It goes on like that for a bit, actually, getting [[http://shortpacked.com/comic/book-3-is-totally-gay/02-wikimania/pants-2/ pretty ridiculous by the time someone breaks it up]].
** A [[http://shortpacked.com/comic/book-7/10-palin-comparison/clothesline/ later strip]] subverts the trope by having a side shot away from a fight between two women ([[GenkiGirl Robin deSanto]] and [[StrawmanPolitical Sarah Palin]]) showing clothes flying away from them - then showing that it is from a clothes rack that is standing between them, which Robin is stripping the clothes off of in order to get at Palin.
* In [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/290 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' strip. With the popcorn bit, too.
* ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' has one between [[http://www.misfile.com/index.php?page=667 Cassiel and Jenny the Second]].
* ''TheWotch'' takes this trope to literal extremes in [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2004-09-20 this strip]].
* Played to hilarious effect in ''PlanetZebeth.'' When Kabs' programming error causes two Samii to appear with only one armor suit between them, they promptly enter into a missile-fueled catfight over who gets to keep it. Kraid, reptilian perv that he is, [[http://www.zebeth.com/planetzebeth/archives/z828.html takes great delight in watching.]]
* ''GeneralProtectionFault'' featured two catfights. The first took place at the climax of the Surreptitious Machinations Arc, in which Ki and Trudy fight each other while trying to reach Nick first, [[spoiler: Ki so that she can reveal Trudy's schemes to him, and Trudy so she can stop Ki from doing so]]. Later on, Ki and Sharon got into an argument over a minor detail of a project, and became enraged and wrestled each other before overhearing Dwayne say to Nick that the project was cancelled.
* ''QuestionableContent''. Promised early on, delivered some 500 comics later.
* Spoofed in an ''IrregularWebcomic'' poll, where the options for the question "who would win in a catfight?" were mostly anthropomorphic cats, like TopCat, but also included all the Catwoman actresses.
* ''FletcherApts'' takes the term "Catfight" to its most literal sense, as a battle rages between two crazy feline females, Becca and Zoe, as they fight tooth and claw to win the right to court the hulky rock-star heartthrob Bill (although Bill, being strapped down to his bed during the debacle, doesn't appear to have much say in the matter). The battle is referred to in the storyline as [[http://www.fletcherapts.com/archive/20061016.html "The Epic Catfight of Epicness"]].
* In ''{{DDG}}'' everyone is mostly too afraid of 'Netta to get into a catfight with her, but Zip does manage it in [[http://www.sincomics.com/phpAlbum/main.php?cmd=imageview&var1=DDG%2FDDG28.jpg&var2=2 this strip]]
* In [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=030210 this]] ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' strip some guys actually complain that some women are having a [=catfight=] without letting them get a good look at it. The fight itself isn't actually that [[{{Fanservice}} Fanservicey]], though.
** Played straight in [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=010204 this]] strip, however, where Torg imagines Zoe, Sasha, and Oasis as characters from a FightingGame.
** Sasha's method for infiltrating a meeting of baddies is to knock out and impersonate the only female baddie there. When her victim wakes up, [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/091125 this trope appears]] with a vengeance. And yes, the dudes do [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/091130 break out the popcorn]].
* A repeat occurence in ''NotQuiteDailyComic''. Examples: [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?43 here]] and [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?280 here]].
* ''{{Sinfest}}'': [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3060 Here]], complete with popcorn.
* Gender switched in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100428 this]] ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.
* ''BittersweetCandyBowl'', [[{{Pun}} punnily]] common. Possibly, [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p31.html this]] is the only played straight example currently.
* LasLindas. Mora and Rachael [[http://laslindas.katbox.net/?p=503 get into one]] after Mora catches Rachael kissing her boyfriend Minos. Bonus points for Rachael being a {{Catgirl}}.
* Done thrice in DubiousCompany.
** [[{{Tsundere}} Tiren]] spends most of the [[HighSchoolAU arc]] [[CannotSpitItOut angsting]] over Walter being courted by [[TheBeautifulElite Sakura]]. Tiren finally manages to give him Valentine’s Day chocolate only to get immediately one-upped by Sakura. Tiren lunges at her and… [[spoiler:GilliganCut to Izor reprimanding everyone’s poor behavior.]]
** In the Festival of Veils arc, Mary [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight suspects]] Raque has kidnapped Elly. Raque and Elly are about to turn the corner and bump into Mary and Sue. Raque hears them and shoves Elly into a nearby doorway.
** Later in the Festival Arc, [[ClingyJealousGirl Mary]] gets into one with the [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]]. Sue wonders where [[{{Catgirl}} Tiren]] is and then argues with [[ClarkKenting Elly]] over who should stop them.
-->Sue: You need to control your wife before those two kill each other.
-->Elly: ME? You stop your sister! I'm not getting in the middle of that!
* In OurLittleAdventure, two female characters caught by a Confusion spell - which causes nonsensical behavior and sometimes forces victims to fight random targets - get into a [=catfight=]. One victim likes cats, and the other hates cats, and that's the "basis" of the fight.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In the WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl, when [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick face off against Bennett the Sage and The Chick With The Goggles, Spoony suddenly switch places with the Chick so that he and Bennett can take pictures while the girls have a catfight offscreen.
** In the audio commentary, Creator/DougWalker mentions that the girls wouldn't agree to the gag unless the fight happened offscreen.
*** There was a planned male version where Spoony and Bennett would pillow fight while the girls took pictures, but it had to be cut because people couldn't stop laughing while filming it.
* ''DeadFantasy'' is an epic [=catfight=] featuring [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Tifa, Rikku and Yuna]] versus [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Hitomi, Ayane and Kasumi]]. Both sides get more help later. [[spoiler:And later it crosses rather drastically into FanDisservice, especially with what happened to Tifa.]]
* In the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' machinima PreGame Lobby, one of the protagonists and recurring antagonists get in one of these. After the fight, one of the bystanders says "Did anyone else have an orgasm watching that?" causing an achievement popup to appear saying "Got a tissue?".
* This ScrewAttack [[http://youtu.be/7muX233Jwzk death]] [[WebAnimation/DeathBattle match]] between [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia]] and [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Taokaka]] takes it to its most literal degree. Both combatants are {{Catgirl}}s.
* Portica and Killdra from ''DSBTInsaniT'' nearly get into a [=catfight=] a couple times in 'Beach Brawl'.
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. Harley Quinn and Mercy have Hate At First Sight. Their fight (or at least what we can see of it) can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2pBJSh4J2Y here]]. While there is torn clothing (and the occasional [[ThatPoorCat cat yelp]]) it's indicated to be a brutal fight.
** And another aversion to the trope that unlike most male witnesses - LexLuthor and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker continue their negotiation, [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight not paying an iota of attention to the carnage]].
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' unless it's a robotic or monstrous foe.
** One episode featured a lengthy, violent, conspicuously [[TheHitFlash HitFlash-free]] fight between Supergirl and her evil clone Galatea. Horribly brutal, yes, but considering they're both [[MostCommonSuperPower very well-built women]] it still tickles the inner corners of the viewers minds.
** However, this was later one-upped by the episode "Grudge Match," whose entire plot can be summed up as "We force gorgeous women to wrestle for half an hour." Featuring members like Black Canary (aka The Blonde Bombshell), Huntress, and Vixen, and culminating with a four-on-one match against Wonder Woman (who dominates), the fights were actually ''marketed'' as cat fights in-universe as a way to cash in through the "Glamor Slam". It even ends with Huntress and Black Canary (who had a physical and verbal altercation in a prior episode) about to fight again--just for the hell of it.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': "Date With Destiny" featured a classic cat fight between Starfire and [[MeaningfulName Kitten]] on the prom's dessert table. Tip: Never date a guy with a girlfriend who can shoot lasers out of her eyes.
** Raven and Terra's mud wrestling match. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZvXi_QL-Io Granted, they really were trying to kill each other.]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Kim fights all her own battles, against male and female bad guys, as she's really the only combatant on her team. However, the only human opponent who ever even comes close to really landing a blow is the villainess Shego. The guys do ''try'', but she's simply too good for them. These fights are generally played straight, but considering that one episode included the two ''mud wrestling'', it's safe to say that the powers that be are [[{{Fanservice}} aware of the appeal]]. One of {{the movie}}s had them in evening gowns-- slit up the side for ease of movement.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': A training session shortly turns into a mud-wrestling match between Katara (water) and Toph (earth -- earth+water=mud). At this point, the creators have all but abandoned any subtlety with regards to {{Fanservice}}, having moved the characters to adopt local disguises that show a bit more skin (okay, more arm -- it is a kids' show). "The Boiling Rock" also provides a classic ActionGirl vs. DarkActionGirl ([[spoiler:Suki vs. Ty Lee]]) [=catfight=].
** For what it's worth, Toph and Katara remain fully clothed during their fight.
** This trope is usually averted everywhere else in the show.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', there is an arcade at the Kwik-E-Mart called "Catfight", with such moves as "hairpull".
** Also mentioned on "Tennis the Menace" where Homer thinks that tennis is "the sport where chicks whale on each other" (which is foxy-boxing) and in "Lisa on Ice" (the episode where Lisa joins the hockey team after getting a notice stating that she's failing gym) where Homer tells Lisa that, [[AsTheGoodBookSays according to the Bible]], girls should stick to girl sports, such as hot-oil wrestling and foxy-boxing.
** Marge and her old high school friend Chloe get into a catfight in the backyard when Lisa becomes impressed with Chloe's success. Homer rushes out and announces that they don't have to fight over him, and Marge replies they're not.
* Lampshaded in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode "High Noon" when Elisa has a catfight with Demona.
-->'''Coldstone:''' Well, this is diverting.
-->'''Macbeth:''' You don't know the half of it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'', Cindy Vortex and GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe April the Gorlock get into a catfight after Cindy sees April locking lips with Jimmy (granted, the alien was simply performing the "Gorlock seal of trust", a non-sexual battle bonding ritual from her home planet. Cindy did not know this - hence the ensuing claw-fest). [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the fact that Sheen screams out "Catfight! Catfight!"
* In ''Franchise/{{GI Joe}}'' it got fairly silly with Scarlet, Lady Jaye and the Baroness, women who have throughout the show displayed advanced martial arts skills, whenever they fought each other... straight for the hair.
* ''TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto'' not only includes an extended cat fight scene, but a Hard 'N Phirm song (called Cat Fight, appropriately enough) to go along with it.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' had the fight of Bloom vs Diasporo. Though it wasn't played for ''{{Fanservice}}'', nor as a ''DesignatedGirlFight'' (as most combatants in the show are female), it did get more physical than the usual magic duels common to the series, and men did stand motionless enjoying the fight.
* The '60s stop-motion MonsterMash ''WesternAnimation/MadMonsterParty'' has a catfight between hot babe Francesca and The Monster's Mate Phyllis Diller-- complete with dubbed-in meows.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had a notable one in "Something's a Ms." between [[SexySecretary Miss Bellum]] and [[TheVamp Sedusa]]. It ended with them falling into a swimming pool.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Roger manipulates Hayley and Francine into one-upping each other until a cat-fight inevitably breaks out, all so he can film it and win a t-shirt from a website devoted to mother-daughter cat-fights.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' The episode, "I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar" had Peter believing he's a woman after undergoing feminist sensitivity training. It's a cat fight between Lois and the feminist lawyer featured in the episode that finally snaps him out of it.
* A literal example happens at the end of the Disney DirecttoVideo animated film ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''. During the climax of the film, if you look very closely, you can actually see Nala (Simba's wife and Kiara's mother) fighting Vitani (Kovu's adoptive sister and Zira's daughter).
* The Japanese opening for ''TransformersAnimated'' showed Arcee and Blackarachnia fighting each other at one point. Ironically, the two characters actually never saw each other in the actual show at all!
* GenderInverted on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''--BoosterGold, [[GreenLantern Guy Gardner]] and Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} get into a three-way battle, and [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] seems quite intrigued.
-->'''Fire:''' Ooh, guy fight.
-->'''[[AnIcePerson Ice]]:''' So immature.
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