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An enclave of female fans within a traditionally male-dominated fandom. They tend to focus on a particular character or actor, rather than the entire series. Occasionally both sides [[FanDumb butt heads over largely superficial reasons]], with buckets of opposite-sex awkwardness, which can get defensive. It should also be noted that ''not'' all female fans within such a fandom are necessarily of the Estrogen Brigade.

Unfortunately, it is because of this phenomenon that the female fan is sometimes regarded with suspicion -- especially if she admits that she does, in fact, happen to find some of the male cast pleasing to the eye. However, finding certain members of the cast to be attractive does not necessarily preclude a fan from liking other aspects of a particular work -- and, thus, should not automatically invalidate her as being a "[[FandomHeresy true fan]]".

An Estrogen Brigade is easily attracted by hints of HoYay, since many members of such brigades seem to agree that GuyOnGuyIsHot.

Not to be confused with AmazonBrigade. Its SpearCounterpart is the TestosteroneBrigade, which, [[GirlShowGhetto while rarer]], does exist.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Many female fans are there for HoYay and [[{{Bishonen}} bishies]]. And there's no shortage of either.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has one of these, as do its later spinoffs.
* The enormous amounts of fangirls virtually every character in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has, principally with the very {{bishonen}} characters like Sasuke, Naruto, and Neji (but even [[{{Gonk}} Rock Lee]] isn't without his fans).
* [[WalkingShirtlessScene Ramses]] from AnatoliaStory. As well as Kail, [[NiceGuy Zananza]] [[RomanticRunnerUp Hattusili]], [[TheStoic Urhi]], Juda as a grown-up and arguably Kash and [[TheWoobie Rusafa]]. Let's not forget [[DracoInLeatherPants Mattiwaza]].
* ''{{Berserk}}'' is set in an ultra violent universe where being female is an even worse fate then [[CrapsackWorld just being born in it]] but the deep storyline and compelling characters have universal appeal. That and the fact that [[{{Badass}} Guts]] and [[{{Bishonen}} Griffith]] get naked almost as often as the ladies and have a rather [[HoYay intense]] [[FoeYay relationship.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' garnered a ''huge'' female fan following, primarily due to so many male characters qualifying as MrFanservice, as well as how the guys are more likely to suffer ClothingDamage instead of the gals. The are other reasons to be sure, but on a while, it has not so much an Estrogen Brigade as it does an Estrogen ''Legion''.
* ''ThePrinceOfTennis'' has a huge Estrogen Brigade following, but that's more or less its only following. The show is a convoluted mess used to display {{Bishonen}}s to [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]].
* Zoro and Sanji from ''OnePiece'', being manly and the most conventionally attractive males, tend to be the biggest fangirl-bait in OnePiece, which has a significantly-sized female fandom. [[MostFanFicWritersAreGirls It's no surprising that those two are also the most commonly paired together in fanfic]]. It's often suspected that Ace was introduced to show what Luffy will look like once he's aged up a bit. There is no shortage of [=AceLuffy=] fanfiction either.
* Alucard from ''{{Hellsing}}''. Probably more than 90 percent of female fans watches the show for him. [[StupidSexyFlanders Some males have the same reason]]. Other reasons may include Anderson, Seras, Integra or Heinkel. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer The last three are female]].
* These have been known to crop up in the fandoms of various supposedly {{seinen}} series that feature attractive, completely {{badass}} male leads; even [[GreatTeacherOnizuka Onizuka-sensei]] isn't without a cluster of devoted fangirls.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': [[LightIsNotGood Light]] [[DarkMessiah Yagami]]. Just [[AxCrazy Light]] [[AGodAmI Yagami]]. And L fangirls. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint And Mello. And Near. And maybe Matt, but he only had a brief appearance before being]] [[IncrediblyLamePun "lighted"]]. Matsuda and Aizawa too. So, really, [[{{Dissimile}} not "just Light Yagami" at all]]. L certainly isn't lacking in female fans himself.
* Back when the show was airing on ''Toonami'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' gathered up an Estrogen Brigade larger than the rest of the North American fanbase.
* Though ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is a {{Shonen}}, it's safe to say that many of its fans are actually {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s. Surprisingly there is actually a lot less headbutting, since any male fans tend to avoid most of the online forums or have their voices drowned out amongst the {{Squee}}. However, it has quite a lot of male fans too if you know where to look (hint: NOT livejournal and fanfiction.net). Over on FanfictionNet, there seems to be an interesting amount of OC stories that either pair up [[{{Bishonen}} the slew of existing characters]] with their [[MarySue soulmates]] or decide to [[{{Continuation}} go into the future with the Vongola whatever]]. However, [[MostFanFicWritersAreGirls those attempting to invert the trope]], oftentimes [[InvokedTrope end up failing hard]].
* ''DGrayMan'' is technically shonen, but with the sheer quantity of {{bishonen}} and MrFanservice like Allen, Kanda, Tyki, and Lavi, it's no wonder it tends to have a ''lot'' of female fans. But then, it ''is'' written by a woman, so maybe it's just AuthorAppeal lining up with the wishes of the fangirl masses.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'''s fandom is mostly made out of females despite being far from a cute anime. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Each]] [[{{Bishonen}} main character]] has a following, even the ones outside of the TrueCompanions.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' introduced the Estrogen Brigade to RealRobot anime.
* While ''{{Durarara}}'' is [[{{shonen}} targeted to young males]], the series is infamous for the the huge Estrogen Brigade that congregates around [[TroubledButCute Shizuo]] and [[EvilIsSexy Izaya]]. [[{{Moe}} Mikado]] and [[HandsomeLech Kida]], too. Heck, most of the male cast is [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys pretty]]!
* With ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' it's probably easier to count the female fans who aren't into either [[GenderBlenderName Claire]], Firo, or Luck. Or Ladd, or Graham, or Czeslaw.
* The ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' fandom is basically one huge Estrogen Brigade, so much that it's mistaken for being part of the BoysLoveGenre, made by a woman and entirely for girls. It's actually written by a man and gets serialized in a {{seinen}} magazine.
* ''SaintSeiya'' maybe is the manga and anime which Clamp drew the doujin as their debut, this series being created by Kurumada guaranteed many bishonen to satisfy fangirls' eyes especially YaoiFangirl with it's infamous Libra Temple's scene between [[DudeLooksLikeaLady Shun]] and [[HumanPopsicle Hyoga]]. Added that most of the male characters are more attractive than the females. And in sanctuary arc [[spoiler:Saga]] was taking a loong bath time, no wonder there is so many bath scene fanart of him. All of these make one think if this series really created for boys, because there is only one ShowerScene for girl which not all fans even the male one even remember it.
* Thanks to estrogen-brigade drawing efforts of Kotetsu, [[TroubledButCute Barnaby]], and [[TheAce Keith]], many fans of ''TigerAndBunny'' started to suspect that it was specifically geared towards women and {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s despite statements to the contrary[[note]]Kotetsu, for example, was written to draw in older ''men''[[/note]].
* ''SoulEater'' is a shonen with ''tons'' of female fans.
* ''{{Anime/Free}}'' is an odd case. Although it was ''definitely'' aimed at women--lots of ShipTease between sexy boys in swimsuits--it was also made by KyotoAnimation, a studio mainly known for its {{moe}} shows aimed at men, like ''Manga/KOn''. Many male fans were aghast at the idea of "their" studio making fujoshi bait, but others actually liked the show, forming a sort of [[InvertedTrope circular inversion.]]
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The GreenLantern Corps has a surprisingly strong following in the Feminist Comics Blogosphere, only in part because of the franchise's 50-year tradition of [[FanService spandex-clad butt shots]]. Hal is "endearingly sexist", John is "the serious one", Guy is the "gruff den mother", Kyle is TheWoobie, and Alan is the sexy older guy.
* ''{{Deadpool}}'' has had an Estrogen Brigade of fun, quirky, female geeks for a few years now, mostly because they get a kick out of his BlackComedy sense of humor. Now he's getting a more traditional Estrogen Brigade, since he's being portrayed by [[MrFanservice Ryan Reynolds]].
* The female ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' fandom is still very small, but type any combination of male characters into the search bar on DeviantART some time, if you dare. With all the FoeYay, the fact Bruce Wayne is generally depicted as a rather handsome fellow, ass-kicking female characters, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Nightwing]], and a huge cast of interesting villains, many of whom are just begging for DracoInLeatherPants treatment… it's sort of a wonder the Estrogen Brigade for Batman isn't bigger.
* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'': Nightcrawler and ComicBook/{{Gambit}} are probably the two most popular Marvel characters for fangirls.
* [[SpearCounterpart Testosterone Brigade]] example can be found in the fandom of ''Comicbook/{{Witchblade}}'', a comic whose main character is a DudeMagnet who also has LesYay moments with her [[TheLancer Lancer]].
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[[folder:{{Film}} - Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' made the Once-ler a human. A very cute human. A very cute human with a [[WellDoneSonGuy sympathetic]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds POV]]. Cue the fangirls.
* Jack Frost from ''Film/RiseOfTheGuardians'' is very, ''very'' attractive to the female fan base. His attractiveness is further solidified when Tooth Fairy swoons over his snow-white teeth while her baby fairies make heart shapes around him and faint whenever he smiles.
* From ''WreckItRalph'', Ralph and Fix it Felix Jr are getting more and more fangirls. So are the three male Sugar Rush racers (especially Rancis Fluggerbutter), and even [[DracoInLeatherPants King Candy]]/[[spoiler: [[DracoInLeatherPants Turbo]]]] himself.
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[[folder:{{Film}} - Live Action]]
* ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' Darth Maul has an Estrogen Brigade. At least one "Estrogen Brigade" site for Darth Maul that was done mostly tongue-in-cheek, and it was ''brilliant.''
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke, and Anakin can also be considered popular with ladies. All males except Palpatine and Dooku. [[XWingSeries Wedge]] has one in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse''; in one of the comics it's mentioned that he gets marriage proposals in the mail. Canonically, Luke has about six Zeltron fangirls, and one [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Zeltron fanboy]] in MarvelStarWars.
* Pick a male from ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. ''Any'' male from ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. They will have fangirls. [[DracoInLeatherPants Especially the Joker]].
* Rumor has it that the only reason those of the female persuasion agreed to sit through ''ThreeHundred'' with their boyfriends was the highly buff, almost entirely-male cast who seemed [[WalkingShirtlessScene unacquainted with the concept of a shirt]].
* Pictured is the cover to a ''FoxTrot'' collection, showing how a good portion of ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' viewers were fangirls oogling Creator/OrlandoBloom (many others differed chiefly in that they preferred Viggo Mortensen). Then there was the embarrassing fawning over an extra that female fans christened "[[FlightOfTheConchords Figwit.]]"
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** The "mud wrestling" fight in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' does a lot for the ladies in the audience...
** ... although not as much as Chris Hemsworth's ShirtlessScene.
** Thor has fans, but Loki's (and by extension, Tom Hiddleston's) Estrogen Brigade is incredibly vocal and devoted. They call themselves "Hiddlestoners." You can read a ([[ClusterFBomb very profane]]) AffectionateParody of their behavior [[http://gofuckyourselftomhiddleston.tumblr.com/ here]]. Tom Hiddleston's fanbase just ''exploded'' into existence after Thor, even though the film mostly [[ShirtlessScene presented]] Chris Hemsworth as the default [[FemaleGaze hunk totty]]. However, thanks to Loki's characterisation and his {{Bishonen}} looks (and Hiddleston's MeanCharacterNiceActor personality), Hiddleston became the EnsembleDarkHorse at least where the ladies were concerned, to the point where it took Marvel and the rest of the world by surprise. At the NYC [=ComicCon=] 2011, with plenty of stars and producers from the Avengers attending a panel, 99% of the audience questions were directed at Hiddleston, with audible gushing from the lady fans. And with plenty of awkwardness for the hosts and the rest of the panel members. It's notable because the hosts and the co-stars were clearly not expecting it, and even Hiddleston himself seems to have been overwhelmed by it. See it yourself, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr-IqGfqGps here]].
** In the previews for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Chris Evans was already acquiring an estrogen brigade.
** ''Film/{{The Avengers}}''. ''All'' of them. Special mention goes to Mark Ruffalo's ShirtlessScene, who already won the Estrogen Brigade over with his StoicWoobie performance. It's almost unfair -- the guys just get Scarlett Johansson, while the girls get an entire team of strong, muscular, virile men in either tight-fitting or sleeveless costumes.
* Prince Nuada, from ''Hellboy II'', also has an Estrogen Brigade. There's even a community to bring him back in a prequel movie.
* The Italian ''Film/{{Hercules}}'' movies were very popular with stay-at-home housewives in the late '50s and early '60s due to their ample displays of [[WalkingShirtlessScene buff, shirtless male bodybuilders]]. As {{Moviebob}} [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5550-Hercules-Part-One put it]]:
-->''"Junior got a theoretically exciting movie about [[SwordAndSandal swords and monsters and heroes]], while Mom got... ideas. Filthy, filthy ideas. And now you know what [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter]] was [[CampGay talking about]] when he said "we could take in an old Steve Reeves movie!"''
* The Estrogen Brigade launched by DavidBowie (or, more accurately, his crotch) in ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' is downright legendary. There's even an internet ''religion'' based around it.
* ''Film/MasterAndCommander'': A lot of appeal came from the original source -- the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series. The film also comes with Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, and a scene with a half-naked injured Stephen moaning in a way that sounds a tad erotic. While Jack's hands press down on his naked abdomen. No wonder fangirls love it.
* ''Film/TheHobbit'': Dwarves are supposed to be much like what you see in LOTR, with Gimli and his father Gloin looking properly stout and bearded and not what you'd call hot. Then Peter Jackson decided that it'd be appropriate to give the parts of the Line of Durin to [[http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/wallpapers/thorin_oakenshield_1024x768_by_darkjackal32.jpg Richard Armitage]] as Thorin, [[http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/33400000/Kili-Wallpaper-fili-and-kili-33416104-1500-960.jpg Aidan Turner]] as Kili, and [[http://www-images.theonering.org/torwp/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Fili-fili-kili-and-the-others-33467840-1500-960.jpg David O'Gorman]] as Fili. It worked.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Have you ''seen'' the [[YaoiFangirl fangirl hordes?]] Mere death is no [[ShipSinking obstacle]] to [[SlashFic Remus/Sirius]]. Then there's Draco Malfoy, the TropeNamer for DracoInLeatherPants (mainly upon the release of the [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince sixth]] movie) and of course Severus Snape, at least after [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the seventh book]]. And let's not forget the Weasley twins, Ron (sometimes), and Harry himself. Hell, no male character is safe from this.
* The ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' book series is about the adventures of a naval ship captain during the Napoleonic Wars. Readers come for the history; they stay for the massive HoYay between Captain Aubrey and his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]], the [[TheMedic ship's surgeon]] and resident BadassBookworm, Stephen Maturin. (Even without the slash, [[MrFanservice Stephen's pack of loyal fangirls would still give the Aubreyad a decently sized Estrogen Brigade]].) It doesn't help that they call each other things like "my joy", "my heart", "my soul"... Stephen's LOVE INTEREST even says to him that "anyone would think you were married to that man"!
* While perhaps falling short of this trope, Creator/TerryPratchett says in ''The Art of Literature/{{Discworld}}'' that Greebo (yep, ''that'' Greebo) garnered a lot of female fans after his first appearance in human form. He also says of Vetinari "I hear he has his own, all-female, fan club." (The "Sisters of Vetinari").
* ''Les Amis de l'ABC'' from ''Literature/LesMiserables'': A group of 9 young revolutionaries, some of whom are very close, results in a pretty much all-female fandom. While there is a preference for Enjolras, fangirls often write slash involving any pairings of these. Hell, an almost entirely male cast of characters pretty much guarantees fangirls will find someone to Squee about!
* In the first volume of ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'', the narrator spends a lot of time repeatedly pointing out how much the ladies enjoy tournaments and matches between knights even more enthusiastically than many men. LampshadeHanging or just GenreSavvy?
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The David Duchovny Estrogen Brigade (''Series/TheXFiles'') was epically famous. The X-Files fandom was one of the first that was massively discussed on-line. It got to the point where there was a one-hit wonder by Bree Sharp called "David Duchovny, Why Won't You Love Me?", and several singers tried to copy that concept.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is ''very'' known for having Estrogen Brigades. The Creator/PeterDavison, Creator/PaulMcGann, and Creator/DavidTennant Estrogen Brigades are the most famous examples.
** The episode "The Shakespeare Code" even had the bard joining the Tennant Brigade in-universe.
** There was a '''Creator/SylvesterMcCoy''' Estrogen Brigade on rec.arts.drwho.
** Creator/ChristopherEccleston still has his own, slightly more mature, college-age following. Impressive, considering he only got one season.
** Consider that Paul [=McGann=] only had one TV movie, yet still got a Brigade. It's called Paul [=McGann=]'s Estrogen Brigade. Some of the fangals recruited from ''Series/{{Hornblower}}'' fandom. His Lt. Bush is frequently considered the hottest among the Navy guys, and the competition was very tough with Creator/IoanGruffudd and Creator/JamieBamber aboard.
** Matt Smith's brigade is getting bigger by the ''minute''.
** Tom Baker was the first Doctor to get one, and he also slept with lots of them (a factor in the breakdown of the relationship he was in at the time). In his autobiography he mentions a sexual encounter with a fan who dressed up in his costume and asked him to 'come with her through time and space', which he recalled finding a bit weird, but 'at least she didn't want to whip [him]'.
* The John Crichton Estrogen Brigate was very vocal during the run of ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.
* For an example of this phenomenon at its peak, go visit a ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' convention. Guaranteed at least 90% women. One notable convention, Wincon (formerly known as [=WinchesterCon=]) used to have a women-only policy -- male fans were only admitted if they were accompanied by a female fan. They've relaxed that restriction, but still maintain a strict anti-harrassment policy to create a "safe space" for female fans to express themselves. Female fans ''and'' [[EvenTheGuysWantHim queer fans too.]] For a sample of ''Supernatural'''s appeal to the GBTQ community, [[http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/supernatural/recaps.php check the recaps on]] on TelevisionWithoutPity, where longtime recapper Demian (a gay man) provides strong story analysis while calling Jensen Ackles "Ducky Lips."
* The ''{{Sliders}}'' fandom came to be referred to as [=JODSers=], short for "'''J'''erry '''O''''Connell '''D'''roolers '''S'''ociety".
* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise has had one from the beginning and every incarnation of the show is guaranteed to create one.
** Mr Chekov in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' was added to the show specifically for just such appeal.
*** Amusingly enough, a giant Brigade had ''already'' been formed. The Spock {{Fangirl}} base is legendary in its... intensity, as Creator/LeonardNimoy details in ''I Am Spock''.
** Come ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', there was a web site ''named'' the "Johnathan Frakes Estrogen Brigade".
** CreatorsPet Wesley Crusher played by Creator/WilWheaton also had one.
** There are [[http://www.trekdoc.com/database/fan/9.htm Spiner Femmes]], female fans of Lt. Commander Data and Brent Spiner who portrayed him.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' has spawned a few of these:
** Creator/JamieBamber has a posse of girl fans known in the community as "Bamber Bunnies", and yet people still misspell his name as "Barber".
** "Baltar's Nymph Brigade". Note that by the final season, he had gained an ''in-show, religiously fanatical Estrogen Brigade'' derided as a "nymph-squad" by the President.
** "Trucco's Troops" is another one.
** Apollo and Starbuck each have quite a fangirl following as well during [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic the original show]]'s run.
* It's only appropriate that Jamie Bamber get his own brigade for ''Battletar Galactica'', because he had one during his run in the ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' TV movies, probably due to his PrettyBoy looks and proclivity to wavering between being a daring hero and a complete woobie. TheNineties fandoms are weirdly dedicated, and [[FanCommunityNickname Crumpeteers]] -- his character Archie Kennedy was fondly called "Crumpet" -- swoon over Archie and write fan fic about him in TheNewTens.
* ''Series/TheColbertReport'', being primarily political satire, has more or less equal gender appeal -- but Colbert's personal Estrogen Brigade has to be seen to be believed. There are threads on the show's official forum dedicated solely to collecting pictures of his ''fingers''.
* Jon Stewart Series/TheDailyShow gets some of this, usually in response to the latest episode where he rips some douchebag a new one.
** At one point, [[Film/{{Twilight}} Robert Patterson]] was the guest, and Jon joked about having a hoard of new viewers because of it. Cue the next day, when the title of the segment was: "Wait, don't leave! Here's a picture of [[MrFanservice Taylor Lautner]]."
* The Marcus Cole Estrogen Brigade, honoring the Ranger from ''Series/BabylonFive'', is still in existence. It doesn't talk about Marcus very much any more, but it has a distinctive voice and staying power.
* Vincent D'Onofrio has acquired a brigade based on his work in ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'', though his weight gain seems to have caused a lot of internal friction among them. The beard has also led to raised eyebrows.
* One of the earliest Estrogen Brigades was David [=McCallum=]'s, which sprang to life when the 60s spy series ''TheManFromUNCLE'' introduced us to minor character Illya Kuryakin. Kuryakin almost immediately [[EnsembleDarkhorse caught the attention of (mostly) female fans]], and [=McCallum=] went from mere RecurringCharacter to series regular to second billing (behind series lead Robert Vaughn) in the first season alone. By the second season, [=McCallum=] shared equal billing with Vaughn.
* All three presenters on ''TopGear'' (Clarkson sometimes jokes about Hammond being on the show solely to [[MrFanservice attract female viewers]]). And The Stig. And producer Andy Wilman. And James May's blue-patterned flowery shirt…
* ''Series/TheMagnificentSeven'' has seven of these, one for each character. They are: Larabee's Ladies, Buck's Babes, Vin's Vixens, Josiah's Jezebels, Nathan's Nightingales, Dunne's Darlins, and (the only non-alliterative one) Ezra's Brigadears.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Angel and Wesley have the biggest Brigades in this fandom.
* The men from ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' all seem to have their own little pockets of fangirls if one puts enough effort into finding them (i.e.: head onto DeviantART or LiveJournal, for starters). Joel, Mike, Forrester, Frank… even Torgo has his fangirls. And if you look on youtube, you will find that Crow and Tom both have their fair share of fangirls too. Despite (or because?) being robots.
* ''IronChef'', particularly in the later years. Sakai, Chen, Kobe, and Morimoto all have their fangirls. Kaga's got some as well, naturally, but surprisingly there are quite a few for the announcer, Kenji Fukui.
* ''Iron Chef'''s successor, ''Iron Chef America'' is the same way.
* Methos of ''HighlanderTheSeries'' had/has a ''Boxer'' Brigade, due to his appearing in his underwear in an episode.
* During the run of ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Ron Perlman acquired one. On account of Perlman rarely giving interviews and being a virtual nobody at the time, most viewers didn't even know what he looked like out of makeup and the Brigade was therefore based on sheer romanticism.
* Peter Capaldi of ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' has a sizeable Estrogen Brigade, including plenty of women who [[TooKinkyToTorture want to be bollocked by Malcolm Tucker]]. Most of them seem to be around half his age, and many are also fans of [[BadassAdorable Jamie]]. [[ViolentGlaswegian Angry Scots]] seem to be very attractive [[EvilIsSexy for some reason]].
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'':
** Creator/BenedictCumberbatch and his loyal [[FanCommunityNicknames Cumberbabes/Benaddicts/Cumberbitches]]. After all, [[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Benedict/ dirty, dirty girls love Benedict Cumberbatch]]. WARNING: [[EarWorm You will never get that song out of your head.]]
** Martin Freeman's John Watson is developing a bit of this too.
* "The Giddies", a group of female ''Series/TheGoodies'' fans, described in ''The [[Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue Clue]] Bible'' as having a shared interest in the shortness of Graeme's shorts in "Scoutrageous".
* [[Creator/ConanOBrien Conan's]] HCPN (Hot Coco Picture Night) Wenches. Go to the Team Coco Facebook page on a Sunday night to witness lots of R-rated drooling over photos of him.
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', both Robert Carlyle and (in a rare [[LGBTFanbase female example]]) Lana Parilla have developed sizeable, occasionally combative, Estrogen Brigades.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' has Arthur, Merlin, [[spoiler: grown-up Mordred]], and all the Knights. Take your pick.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' has quite a few female fans who are only watching it for either [[Creator/JimCaviezel John]] [[BadassInANiceSuit Reese]], [[Creator/MichaelEmerson Harold]] [[GentlemanSnarker Finch]], both, or [[HoYay hoping the two of them get together]]. The creators are now apparently ''very aware'' of this last part and have been having fun [[TeasingCreator teasing]] and [[TrollingCreator trolling]] the Estrogen Brigade (see, for example, the Bowtie Scene from Season 3's "Provenance").
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/TheBeatles, especially compared to their indie years.
* A rather unconventional Estrogen Brigade, but Music/{{Rammstein}} has one as well.
* Most men in Music/HeavyMetal bands tend to have rugged looks and long-flowing hair. Do the math.
* Some historians credit Music/ElvisPresley with advancing the feminist movement because his concerts were places that female fans could go crazy and it was totally okay.
* Many modern CountryMusic "hunks", like Music/LukeBryan, Music/JasonAldean, and Music/FloridaGeorgiaLine, owe much of their success to their enormous female fanbases. A number of country music journalists have noted that the front rows of their concerts tend to resemble those of prominent pop and rap musicians, being dominated by {{squee}}ing fangirls. This is especially common in CountryRap.
* Music/ChrisBrown. It's been argued that the only reason why he still has a successful career after [[DomesticAbuse what he did]] to Music/{{Rihanna}} is because he's just ''[[DracoInLeatherPants that damn sexy]]''.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Tends to be rather obvious in ProfessionalWrestling, and tend to have their own favorites apart from the rest of the crowd. Ever notice how the cheers for a Jeff Hardy, or a Randy Orton, or especially Wrestling/JohnCena are much higher-pitched than the cheers for any other wrestler? Especially when Jeff takes off his shirt…
* This can certainly be traced back to Ricky Morton of the Rock 'n' Roll Express, who was one of the first wrestlers to be continually beat up to appeal to the mothering instincts of female fans.
* "Clique"-era Shawn Michaels was blatantly marketed at female fans, to the point of doing a spread in Playgirl. Of course, the result was the male fans turning against him in a way that makes the current reaction to John Cena seem positively tame, culminating in Madison Square Garden rabidly cheering Sid of all wrestlers at Survivor Series 1996. In the pre-Attitude era, that type of fan revolt was shocking. Many male fans take great pleasure in the stunned reaction of a female fan in the front row of that match when Sid pins Michaels clean in the middle as MSG erupts in cheers.
* Jeff Hardy made an appearance for Ring of Honor. At the time Jeff's popularity with the smark crowd was at a low ebb. Hardy's Estrogen Brigade came to the [=RoH=] show ''just'' to see Jeff Hardy, and their shrieking seemed to set the [=RoH=] regulars off. They booed literally everything Jeff did, and at one point started a "shut the fuck up" chant against the estrogen brigade.
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[[folder:Sports]]
* FormulaOne. Ask a girl why she's watching it, most likely she'll say for the pretty boys.
* Rugby -- a few years ago, the most commonly cited reason from female English fans as to why they like rugby would have been "Johnny Wilkinson's legs! Phwoar".
** TheVicarOfDibley uses Geraldine as an example of this.
** Rugby has a fairly large Brigade in New Zealand, as well. The most popular seems to be Dan Carter, flyhalf/[[http://www.nzherald.co.nz/advertising/news/article.cfm?c_id=111&objectid=10476721&pnum=1 underwear model]], Richie [=McCaw=], Captain of the All Blacks, and inside centre Sonny Bill Williams, who [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnCkR52CVu0 caused quite a stir]] when he changed his jersey in the middle of the game in the opening match of 2011 World Cup.
* A few [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]] players. Helps that the players usually exchange shirts at the end of a game. In the 70s and 80s, the size of the shorts also helped.
* Most female [[{{Baseball}} St. Louis Cardinals]] fans ''do'' follow the game, but may end up crushing on a player that they like. It's not usually enough to be called an Estrogen Brigade, but now David Freese is developing one since he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome saved the Cardinals from losing the 2011 World Series at the very last minute of Game 6]] ''and'' he's cute as a button.
** Many signs at the victory parade read "DAVID FREESE, WILL YOU MARRY ME?"
* Women's interest in baseball in general increased when the uniforms switched from baggy knickers to spandex tights.
* AustralianRulesFootball. Their shorts are ''[[WhoWearsShortShorts tiny]]''. The sleeveless guernseys help, too.
* Ice-hockey. There is nothing like tough man, most of them total {{Hunk}}s, who fight on ice. So hot!
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[[folder:Theater]]
* Roger from ''{{RENT}}'' definitely has one! As does Mark to a lesser extent.
* The title character of ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' has a pretty large one, resulting in an almost all-female fandom. And if you don't like Erik, there's always Raoul...
* ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' probably got its initial female fanbase almost entirely from Michael Ball (the West End's original Marius), Michael Maguire (Broadway's original Enjolras), and/or Colm Wilkinson (the original Jean Valjean). Although it's fair to say that all the barricade boys have become immensely popular, with Grantaire as a particular breakout.
* The cast of ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' is populated largely by intelligent, handsome men in period clothing. Who can dance and sing.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/TombRaider'' has the "Kurtis Trent Estrogen Brigade". Larson's getting pretty popular as well.
* Raziel from ''LegacyOfKain'' has this, despite lacking a lower jaw. And well, ''every single male character'' in ''Legacy of Kain'' have female fanbase.
* The vast majority of ''[[StarControl Star Control II]]'' fans are male, but the [[http://community.livejournal.com/frungylovers/profile FrungyLovers]] [[http://www.livejournal.com LiveJournal]] community is almost 100 percent female, and ''was'' 100 percent female until recently. Several of them are Admiral ZEX fangirls (unsurprising if you've played the games, but if you think it's only because of the HoYay, [[NaughtyTentacles you have no idea]]). They like to call themselves [[FanCommunityNicknames Deviant Schoolgirls On Speed]], thanks to a [[http://starcontrol.classicgaming.gamespy.com/forum/index.php?topic=1582.0 colorful description of them]] made by a poster on a more... 'conservative' forum.
* ''FinalFantasy'' games tend to have a large Estrogen Brigade, and, naturally, so does ''KingdomHearts'', to the point that they [[InvertedTrope seem to have female-dominated fandoms with a Testosterone Brigade]]. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' deserves a special mention.
** [[{{Bishounen}} Sephiroth]] has more fangirls [[{{Squee}} squealing]] over him than any male fan that that was supposed to think he looks {{Badass}}. Let's not forget that [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless alternate costume for spin-offs]], he is just one of the dozens of [[MrFanservice reasons girls play this]]. A lot of girls are there just for {{Shipping}} too.
* ''Zelda'' has had a pretty damn big one ever since ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. The reason why [[SheIsAllGrownUp should]] [[{{Bishonen}} be]] [[MrFanservice obvious]]. This is even referenced in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. If the player finishes the STAR minigame in Hyrule Castle Town, a group of girls will squee and run away every time Link goes by. You get a couple of free hearts from the pure power of estrogen left in their wake.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
** Solid Snake and Big Boss have very devoted fangirls. Snake's ass and Big Boss's crotch and chest are all very well rendered. Coincidence?
** A subgroup could take or leave the Snakes themselves, as long as they can keep [[DavidHayter his English voice-actor]].
** TheWoobie Otacon also has a devoted fangirl base.
** As does Raiden. And Raikov. [[{{Bishonen}} Though that is hardly a surprise]].
** Even Volgin gets this. Some people just seem to be into [[PsychoElectro that sort of thing]].
** After the players were introduced to their younger selves, both Ocelot and Roy Campbell have been gathering fangirls rapidly.
* The ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' fandom:
** They are extremely... vocal about prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. The "Edgey Fan Base" on the biggest fansite's forum takes up literally more than half the posts in the section about Edgeworth's game in the series.
** Apollo gathers fangirls too, especially from the [[ShotaCon more disturbing]] fan sections.
** Godot/[[spoiler: Diego Armando]] has a smaller but vehemently loyal fangirlbase. Even though (and sometimes because of) [[spoiler: his relationship with Mia Fey]].
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''. Sexy Sparda Syndrome. Dante, Vergil and Nero, who stack RIDICULOUS amounts of of fangirls. On their own and [[YaoiFangirl in any combination]]. SlashFic abound.
* From BioWare, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''' [[{{Adorkable}} Alistair]] has an Estrogen Brigade to the point of MemeticSexGod status - not bad for a character who's canonically a virgin.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' sure has a ''lot'' of {{slash}}y fanart and fanfics for a gratuitously violent first person shooter with ([[AllThereInTheManual seemingly]]) no plot, doesn't it?
* [[AntiHero Shadow the Hedgehog]] is disturbingly popular among ''SonicTheHedgehog'' fans.
* [[TheAtoner The Arbiter]] and possibly [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sangheili/Elites]] ''as a whole,'' have their own Estrogen Brigade. Not to mention of course, the [[SuperSoldier ''Master]] [[OneManArmy Chief.'']] Despite how hard it is to find a Franchise/{{Halo}} fangirl (not just a casual player, but a straight-up ''fangirl)'' they are out there.
* ''SengokuBasara'' all the way. If the hot, predominantly male cast isn't enough to satisfy you, then the ridiculous amounts of HoYay and/or FoeYay will.
* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'':
** Future Luke/[[spoiler: Clive]] is definitely the character that generates the most fangirls out of the series.
** Luke Triton is incredibly popular amongst the ShotaCon fangirls.
* ''InazumaEleven'' despite being a {{shonen}} series for children has admittedly made many a girl swoon over middle schoolers.
* Not even ''BackyardSports'' is immune to this phenomenon. There are actually some girls on Website/{{Deviantart}} who insist that [[{{Metalhead}} Achmed]] is hot.
* ''{{Videogame/Portal 2}}'''s Wheatley has many, many fangirls, due to his [[{{Adorkable}} adorkability]] and the fact that he's voiced by StephenMerchant.
* With ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', there is an awful lot of fangirl-ing over both Cicero and Lucien Lachance from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' and ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' respectively.
* Back in the heyday of the Creator/{{Sierra}} adventure game fandom, you'd be hard-pressed to find a ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' fangirl that didn't have a crush on [[PrinceCharming Prince Alexander]], and you'd be equally hard-pressed to find a ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight'' fangirl that didn't have the hots for [[TragicVillain Von Glower]]. Probably no coincidence that they were both written (or largely written) by the same creator.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Let's see, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is a pretty, pale, weepy JerkassWoobie with PuppyDogEyes. Oh, male fans, it's so cute of you to think that we fangirls give a damn about what he's reviewing. (This applies to nearly every man on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.)
* Most of the writers of ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' have a large female ([[EvenTheGuysWantHim well, not necessarily...]]) fanbase who aren't there for the comedy. Most obvious example is Soren Bowie; the comment sections of his articles are filled with fans talking about how good looking he is and [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday men feeling the need to mention their heterosexuality]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' and its [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce sequel]] are both aimed at preteen boys, but the shows have garnered a fair amount of teenage-and-up female fans. Some of them enjoy the show as an entity, but others just watch it for one of the male characters (or for the {{Shipping}}…). Kevin is the most popular ([[MrFanservice particularly when he grows up]]), but some girls prefer [[CoolOldGuy Grandpa Max]]. This seems to be a recurring theme for [[ManOfActionStudios Man of Action]], with similar fanbase for GeneratorRex and one already developing for ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'''s target demographic is 6-11 year old boys, so how do they explain [[http://community.livejournal.com/avatar_fans/2490894.html this]]? Perhaps to answer this question one should partake in a bit of a drinking game. Whenever you [[ShirtlessScene see a male character on Avatar lack a shirt]] take one shot. If you can see their chest but they still have their clothes on, take half a shot. There is your answer. [[note]]''Don't go through with this drinking game.'' Your liver will die before you're halfway through the episode.[[/note]] It ''is'' LiveJournal and MostFanficWritersAreGirls.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' had a large female fanbase, despite being aimed at young boys. In fact, PaulDini set off a minor controversy after he explained to KevinSmith that one of the major reasons the show was ScrewedByTheNetwork [[http://io9.com/paul-dini-superhero-cartoon-execs-dont-want-largely-f-1483758317 was because it had too many female viewers in the eyes of the execs]].
* ''{{Transformers}}'' has always been aimed at boys, with female characters in the franchise few and far-between. Despite this, the series has a female fanbase -- which is commonly [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Fan_fiction portrayed]] in the fandom as being full of fangirls who ship [[FoeYay Megatron/Starscream]]. Starscream in general seems to be fangirl bait, no matter the [[UnicronTrilogy continuity]]. Nobody's really sure [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys why]].
* ''DragonBooster'' was also aimed at boys, with only a smattering of female characters. The message board which provided the nexus point for most of the fandom, however, has a substantial female population.
* ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'' was aimed at boys. Girls have fallen for it as well, however.
* The Warden from ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'', and by extension, [[InkSuitActor David Wain]] in ''Wainy Days''. David Wain [[http://yepimdavid.deviantart.com/ joined deviantART]]. He spends his time there adding sexy fanart of his character to his favourites. It's… unsettling.
* FanArt of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' tells a lot! It got parodied in the episode "The Ring", where they point out that most girls for the Jonas Brothers (or any boy band for that matter) just go to their concerts to look at them rather than listening to their music.
* In ''KingArthursDisasters'', Lancelot has his own little cult of ladies following him around in "The Yodeling Dolphin of Kirkwall" and "Mission: Implausible." Hell, some guards were hired in one episode to drive 'em away.
-->''Random girl takes a lock of Lancelot's hair''\\
'''Random Girl''': I'VE GOT SOME OF HIS HAIR!!!!!!
* Similarly to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', despite being originally aimed at boys aged below 12, has attracted many older female fans, mainly due to a crapload of characters serving the role of Estrogen Brigade Baits.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' apparently has a huge college age female following. A lot of that has to do with Vlad and Dark Danny.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has many female fans. Part of the reason could be the [[HeterosexualLifePartners close relationship]] between the main characters (making it a major target for the YaoiFangirls) and also because the show has many romance moments in some episodes.
* It's pretty safe to assume that ''ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' has plenty of female fans who fangirl over one of the eponymous penguins.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_de_Saint-Just Saint-Just]] fans show up for the KnightTemplar, stay for the PrettyBoy. Saint-Just was so pretty, [[OniisamaE they named a]] {{Bifauxnen}} [[OniisamaE after him]]!
* Camille Desmoulins also qualifies in a slightly cuter, revolutionary-next-door way. Shouting love letters to his wife while he was being led to the guillotine? Awwwwwwww!
* BarackObama, his chief of staff, and for that matter most of his administration. [[http://community.livejournal.com/rahmbamarama True story]]. At least two entries in [[http://www.cracked.com/photoshop_15_the-campaigns-candidates-wish-they-could-run this]] {{Website/Cracked}} Photoshop Contest prove it as well.
* The Founding Fathers. The musical ''SeventeenSeventySix'' probably helped cement this! [[StupidSexyFlanders Damn you, Mister Adams]].
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_%26_Associates Johnny's Jimusho]]. A whole company full of pretty boys who sing, dance and act just for the sake of this trope
* UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin, what with him being a MagnificentBastard, [[RatedMForManly hunting tigers]], and [[ShirtlessScene posing shirtless]].
* [[TheDoctorOzShow Dr. Oz's]] fans. The audience is always ''at least'' 80% female; some days it's hard to spot a guy at all.
* ''Adolf fucking Hitler'' actually had quite the female following during his initial campaign for office.
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