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''"Well, it's kind of like Franchise/JamesBond. [[{{Dissimile}} But instead of Bond, there are these two women...]]"''

For some reason, female [[BuddyCopShow buddy-shows]] are rather widespread, especially in {{anime}}. This trope refers to adventure series starring two rather competent women with [[TheyFightCrime contrasting personalities]] -- compare with BettyAndVeronica, RedOniBlueOni, TomboyAndGirlyGirl, and BifauxnenAndLadette. [[HeterosexualLifePartners They're not usually]] [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship romantically involved with each other]] and generally JustFriends. In recent years, however, it has become difficult to avoid this [[FreudWasRight implication]], and a few shows keep enough {{subtext}} to placate [[YuriFan such fans]] or outright [[MoeCouplet encourage it]].

In contrast, female buddy ''movies'' are extremely rare, possibly because MostWritersAreMale.

More than two Lovely Angels eventually become known as an AmazonBrigade. Everything else of the above stays the same.

Compare StrictlyProfessionalRelationship where it's a man and a woman who work together.
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[[folder: Anime ]]

* The category is [[TropeNamers named after]] the official codename of Kei and Yuri, the ''LightNovel/DirtyPair''.
* ''Anime/KiddyGrade'', a SpiritualSuccessor of sorts to the above. And, consequently, ''Anime/KiddyGirlAnd''.
* ''Manga/GunsmithCats''
* ''Anime/ReadOrDie'', the original {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VA version. They also had a third, male team member -- he was just completely irrelevant to everything.
* Heinkel and Yumie are unusual examples from ''{{Hellsing}}''. With strong religious connotations at that. They are ActionGirl best friends who were raised by a HolyHitman and appear numerous times on either side of Father Anderson's shoulders, seeming to represent a figurative version of fallen angels for Iscariot and the Catholic Church.
* ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'''s Natsumi and Miyuki are two police officers who are a pair.
* ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' and its second SpiritualSuccessor by the same studio, ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''. The first successor, ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'', avoids this by large margin despite having a similar setup (unless you ignore the monstrous gap in Madlax and Vanessa's skills and put them in the same league).
* ''[[Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan Tsukikage Ran]]'' features a pair of young, attractive, asskicking female vagabonds wandering feudal Japan and having adventures.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' had {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VAs and [[TheMovie movies]] where Lina is adventuring teamed up with a VainSorceress Naga, in RedOniBlueOni contrast.
* A ''Anime/CodeGeass'' radio drama taking place between the two seasons has Kallen and C.C. in this type of relationship. And then there's [[http://neoshinka.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/code_geass_kallen_cc_boobs_of_the_rebellion_400.jpg this piece of artwork.]]
* The ''Mazinger'' series: ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' had Sayaka and Jun (even if it was for a short while). ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' has Hikaru and Maria.
* ''Hyperdoll''.
* ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' features Lovely Angel {{Magical Girl}}s, as does ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar''. For at least half a season each, ''HeartcatchPrecure'' and ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' fit this trope, too.
* ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' initially starred two ladies, Excel and Hyatt, but they were two incompetent henchwomen, not two smart heroes. [[Anime/ExcelSaga The anime]] kept this dynamic, while the manga added a third character, Elgala.
* ''Manga/SugarSugarRune''
* Anak and Androssi Zahard from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''. Paired with VitriolicBestBuds.
* ''Anime/NajicaBlitzTactics'': Najica and her [[RobotGirl Humaritt]] sidekick Lila.
* ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' has some of this, despite the age difference between the leads.
* Noriko and [[OneeSama Kazumi]] in ''Anime/GunBuster''. Nono and Lal'C in ''Anime/{{Diebuster}}''.
* ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' -- romantically involved or not, the Moe [[HoYay/{{Anime}} Les Yay]] is pretty brazen.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', with Nanoha and the newly-[[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended]] Fate. Others are solo fares (1st season) or feature {{Amazon Brigade}}s (''[=StrikerS=]'', ''[=ViVid=]'', ''Force'').
** Nanoha and Fate have, in-universe, [[GenerationXerox inspired several examples of similar pairings]], complete with both [[BashBrothers action duo dynamics]] and LesYay. Teana and Subaru from ''[=StrikerS=]'' are this trope when operating by themselves. Vivio and Einhart of ''[=ViVid=]'' are nearly certain to go in their footsteps as well, once they grow up.
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' takes this to the logical extreme with Panty and Stocking being literal angels... except they're not too angelic personality-wise.
* ''Manga/TetragrammatonLabyrinth'' with Meg and Angela
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''. Kuruno Kurono: [[HornyDevils succubus]] with GagBoobs, FemmeFatalons the size of your average assassination knife, wings, a tail, and need it come to that, [[TheVamp seductive supernatural powers]]. Mizore Shirayuki: [[AnIcePerson abominable snowgirl]] who can hurl icy shuriken at you, cut you open herself with claws of ice, and freeze you heel-to-hair if you've so much as a drop of liquid on you (and sometimes even without). It's not called the [[CombinationAttack Black and White Duet]] because of their skin tone; it's because ''they're '''that''' different and they can '''still''' dance like that''.

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* Page image features Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, from the second volume of ''Heroes For Hire''. The two of them happen to be ''[[MemeticBadass so badass]]'', even the ''[[Characters/SpiderManRoguesGallery Rhino]]'' is afraid of them. They are good friends and normally appear together, but the epitome of their Lovely Angels dynamic can be seen in ''Daughters Of TheDragon''.
* ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' started with a team of ComicBook/BlackCanary and Oracle. Later, ComicBook/{{Huntress}} joined the team as well. Recently, it has become a full AmazonBrigade.
* DC has had Poison Ivy and Comicbook/HarleyQuinn team up on occasion during the brief periods when the latter has gotten sick of the Joker. [[HoYay/{{Batman}} Les Yay]] abounds (Generally played as close to being involved as possible while still ''just about'' maintaining plausible deniability. On at least one occasion they were actually shown sharing a bed). They starred, along with Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}, in ''Comicbook/GothamCitySirens'' as a trio of [[{{Fanservice}} attractive]], [[DarkActionGirl deadly]] women on the town in Gotham. And then there was that exchange where Harley informed Batgirl that Ivy had given her some kind of treatment so they could "play" together. More than one fan has taken this as outright confirmation of a canon relationship. [[WordOfGod Paul Dini says it was.]]
* ComicBook/{{Whiteout}}, before [[ExecutiveMeddling the changes]] made to the movie, starred US Marshal Carrie Stetko and pal solving murders down in Antarctica. Unfortunately, TheMovie (For various ridiculous reasons) felt that two female leads was a bad choice for a film, and made one of them a man (And not even one of the already existing men from the comics, but a [[CanonForeigner completely new creation]]).
* The {{Manhwa}} ''{{Yureka}}'' (translated as ''ID_Entity'') features a pair of IdolSinger minor characters actually ''called'' The Lovely Angels.
* The Italian comic series ''LegsWeaver'' has such a team of the titular character and her sidekick May. The lesbian relationship is overt this time.
* ''Patsy and Hedy'' eventually had Patsy and Hedy in a relationship of this sort when they dropped the mutual romantic interest.
* ComicBook/{{Huntress}} and PowerGirl have this dynamic in the Comicbook/{{New 52}} series ''Worlds' Finest''. Which is a throwback to their original team-ups on pre-Crisis Earth-2. [[spoiler: Batman's daughter, Superman's female cousin]] -- what could be more obvious than that they'd become a team?

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/MissCongeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous'' features a TomboyAndGirlyGirl version.
* ''Machine Girl''.
* Averted in the film adaptation of ''Film/{{Whiteout}}'', as ExecutiveMeddling decreed that people wouldn't go to see a movie with two female leads. Which means {{Yuri Fan}}s are going to miss out on some LesYay.
* ''Film/OutrageousFortune''.
* Sara and Maria from ''Film/{{Bandidas}}''.
* The film ''Feds''. Two women: one a BadAss ex-Marine, the other a [[BrainyBrunette booksmart]] wimp, team up to defy their chauvinist classmates and instructors and become Special Agents of the FBI.
* ''Film/TheHeat'' with the [[spoiler:at first]] emotionally repressed, [[ByTheBookCop by the book]], FBI agent with very good results in getting her man paired with a wild, emotional, PerpSweating, ClusterFBomb using Police Detective who is also good at getting her man.
* The Marias from ''Film/VivaMaria''.
* Louise and Marie at the end of ''Film/TheLegendOfFrenchieKing'', after spending most of it feuding.
* The main characters from ''Film/BlondeInBlackLeather''.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' books have Tarma and Kethry, a swordswoman and a mage, traveling the country as a team of mercenaries. (Tarma is a celibate priestess and Kethry eventually marries, but their relationship outlasts her marriage when Kethry's husband eventually passes on).
* Despite their [[FurAgainstFang differences]], Angua and Sally of the City Watch appear to be on their way to this trope in the Literature/{{Discworld}} books.
* Literature/NancyDrew, Bess Marvin and George Fayne.
* In the [[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]] books, Norathar and Cawti, aka The Sword and Dagger of the Jhereg, were a two-woman assassin team, and for a long time they only had each other to rely on. After their lives changed radically, they continue to be the best of friends. In ''Tiassa'', the two briefly resume their old partnership, to the enjoyment of both.
* The light and dark sisters in Creator/JaneYolen's ''Literature/GreatAltaSaga''. Every light sister calls up a dark sister to be her lifelong companion in battle.
* In ''Literature/TheEchoCaseFiles'', Sara Ramirez and Maggie Tycho.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', although the {{Subtext}} eventually surfaced, sorta.
* ''Series/CagneyAndLacey''
* ''Series/CharliesAngels'' upped the ante by including a [[PowerTrio third girl]]. So did ''Series/SheSpies'', which some consider to be a ''Series/CharliesAngels'' knock-off.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' usually have an episode a season where the male Rangers get into trouble and the girls become the episode's focus as they team up to bail them out.
** ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'''s "Twin Cam Angels," Jasmine and Umeko, become this in some episodes (complete with their own special end title.)
** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' even named their girl-power episode "The [[DomedHometown Dome]] Dolls".
* Ichiko and Ritsuko in ''MadanSenkiRyukendo''. They mostly served as comic relief, but got a few ADayInTheLimelight moments - including one episode that involved one of the pair falling in love with a member of the show's QuirkyMinibossSquad.
* ''Series/NikkiAndNora'', which despite only having an unaired pilot, has garnered a fanbase. The show was going to be about police partners in New Orleans who were also a closeted [[LesYay lesbian couple]].
* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'', which has garnered ''Series/NikkiAndNora'' comparisons for having LesYay subtext in spades.
* While not the main characters of ''Series/DoctorWho'', Vastra and Jenny [[HeroOfAnotherStory count]], given that they're [[InterspeciesRomance interspecies]] lesbian detectives who fight crime in [[VictorianBritain Victorian London]]. Yeah, it's as awesome as it sounds. Eventually, though, [[SixthRanger Strax]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy the Sontaran]] joins the group, turning the situation into TwoGirlsAndAGuy.
** They might have even been the original Franchise/SherlockHolmes and John Watson. If so, Creator/ArthurConanDoyle presumably rewrote them as male human HeterosexualLifePartners [[ValuesDissonance to make their story more accessible to his Victorian audience]].

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Imperishable Night'' has the option of playing as four teams of these: [[{{Miko}} Reimu]] and [[RealityWarper Yukari]], [[CuteWitch Marisa]] and [[MarionetteMaster Alice]], [[NinjaMaid Sakuya]] and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Remilia]], and [[BattleButler Youmu]] and [[CuteGhostGirl Yuyuko]].
* ''VideoGame/FearEffect'' with Hana Tsu-Vachel and Rain Qin, who are the TomboyAndGirlyGirl, respectively. There is a strong implication that they are lovers, and other sources indicate that both of them are attracted to men as well.
* Crystal and Madison in the SegaGenesis game ''Trouble Shooter''.
* Chun-Li and Cammy White have a scene like this in the intro for ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', then fully embrace the trope in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''. They're preceeded by Juni and Juli in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' has Jigsaw and Daisy as the only girl-girl team on the show so far. There are plenty of other characters they share the spotlight with though.
* Freija and Rachel for a girl-girl partnership in ''Webcomic/TheSenkari'', especially in the first story arc. Later they tend to share screentime more with other characters.
* [[TheGamblingAddict Vriska]] and [[AmoralAttorney Terezi]], the Scourge Sisters from ''{{Homestuck}}''.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* This trope is spoofed in the webseries ''3Way'', with ''Ladycops'', an homage to creator Nancylee Myatt's unaired show ''Nikki & Nora''. The characters in ''Ladycops'' are played by the same actresses from the ''Nikki & Nora'' pilot.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' invokes the PowerTrio version of this trope.

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