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->''Everybody says\\
Don't go messing with a girl with guns\\
They don't need you\\
They couldn't love you\\
They couldn't be any fun''
-->-- '''[[Music/{{Styx}} Tommy Shaw]]''', "Girls With Guns"

She may look cute in her [[{{Joshikousei}} school uniform]], but she's packing [[MoreDakka enough firepower]] to overthrow a [[BananaRepublic Central American dictatorship]]. And she'll [[ChekhovsGun probably]] use it, too, before the half hour is up, no matter how minor the situation -- because she's just that TriggerHappy.

How does she carry all those guns, anyway? Maybe it's related to the phenomenon of the HyperspaceMallet.

Sometimes pops up with the LittleMissBadass, {{BFG}}. Don't worry about the MissingBackblast when she uses it though, it's all RuleOfCool.

Compare with CuteBruiser, GirlWithPsychoWeapon, the GirlsWithGuns genre (when the girls aren't necessarily small and the guns aren't necessarily big), and BlackMagicianGirl (the fantasy version).

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!!Examples

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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* Ritsuko Inoue from ''ThoseWhoHuntElves'', with her sniper rifle, battle tank, and other deadly gear -- and her immaculate schoolgirl's uniform -- is the ultimate archetype.
* B-ko Daitokuji from ''ProjectAKo''. Essentially Lex Luthor as a sexy high school girl, complete with battle suit.
* Iria, from ''IriaZeiramTheAnimation''.
* Kotoko-01 from ''DivergenceEve'', seen only once in episode 3.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** The extremely shy Ururu Tsumugiya wields a bazooka that resembles a giant lit cigarette as a weapon. The weapon is bigger than she is.
** Soifon's Bankai is a giant missile launcher that's attached to her arm. It's so big she can barely move when carrying it, and needs to tie herself down with a heavy iron sash to stop the recoil blowing her away.
* Fledgling Vampire Seras Victoria from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is frequently shown waving around her 30mm artillery rifle which is longer than she is tall. Later in the manga, she starts shooting down zeppelins using a pair of ''72mm automatic versions'' of those rifles. Yes, ''Small Girl, MoreDakka! [[GunsAkimbo And Akimbo!]]'' Near the end of the manga, she [[spoiler: picks up an 88mm artillery cannon and fires it ''off the shoulder'' into the Major's face]]. To a lesser extent, Rip van Winkle, who wields a very large (albeit not excessively so) musket.
* Rally Vincent from ''GunsmithCats'' usually goes for quality/precision over raw power/rate-of-fire, but she will pull out the occasional {{BFG}} when needed.
* Ran from ''UruseiYatsura''.
** Benten too, though she's more of a bikini-clad {{badass}}.
* Kome Sawaguchi from ''BlueSeed''.
* Sawa from ''Anime/{{Kite}}''.
* Naomi Armitage in ''ArmitageIII''.
* Natsumi Tsujimoto from ''YoureUnderArrest''
* And, of course, Kei and Yuri from ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'', who arguably originated the trope.
* Kirika from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' prefers a smaller pistol, but can fire off a machine gun with the best of them. ...also, she ''does'' overthrow a typical Central American dictatorship. ...A few, actually.
* Nanoha from ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''; her "MagicWand" is capable of firing off energy blasts that can (and do) take out HumongousMecha.
** Canon material says that she is 129 cm (roughly 4'4") tall and weights 24 kg (roughly 52 pounds). In the movie she ''levels a city with a single [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]]''. That tiny girl isn't called [[FanNickname White Devil]] for nothing.
** Dieci and Wendi have large guns as part of their Inherent Equipment, the former being a {{BFG}} that can fire devastating explosive projectiles, and the latter being a surfboard-like gun that she can use to fly through the air, fire energy bolts and block attacks. In one part of the manga, Nanoha is shown testing out a gun that appears to be around her size.
** Arnage wields multiple {{Gatling| Good}}s and missile launchers.
* [[spoiler:The]] Gretel [[spoiler:[[TwinSwitch personality]]]] from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' can fire a Browning Automatic Rifle (with a teddy bear or doll keychain attached to the barrel) from the hip despite only being about twelve years old. There is some real-life precedent for this. Bonnie Parker (of Bonnie and Clyde infamy) is reputed as having fired a BAR from the hip, and she was quite small at 4'11" and 90 pounds. The BAR was noted for having fairly low recoil, as it was heavy (around 20 pounds loaded) and had a recoil-reducing mechanism in the buttstock.
* ''GunslingerGirl''; unsurprisingly, given the name. Although any of the glamour or comedy typical of the image is subverted about as hard as it possible to get. The first DVD volume is even titled "Ragazzine Piccole, Armi Grandi" -- literally "small girls, big guns" in (bad) Italian.
* Palus Abel from ''King of Braves GaoGaiGar'' has multiple large energy cannons attached to her chest that conveniently only appear when she spreads her cloak.
* Mana from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Half subverted: the guns are air-powered replicas (most of them, as the biggest is confirmed as an actual [[{{BFG}} anti-materiel rifle]]), but they use ridiculously effective magical ammunition. And she's not ''small'' at all (she's 180 cm tall, and possesses the MostCommonSuperpower).
** At the end of the Kyoto Arc, [[RobotGirl Chachamaru]] uses a gun that's at least as long as she is tall.
** And [[spoiler: the magical world]], [[CuteGhostGirl Sayo]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v31/c281/9.html gets in on this, too]].
* Cisqua in ''ElementalGelade''.
* Yoko Littner and her sniper rifle (which is bigger than she is) in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* Despite her pacifistic philosophy, Manga/{{Nausicaa|OfTheValleyOfTheWind}} gets a brief Girls With Guns moment with a large-caliber machine gun.
* Comes up from time to time in ''Manga/EatMan'' given the way the setting is saturated with {{BFG}}s
* In ''SetoNoHanayome'', Maki's Water Cannon is only the size of a conch-shell but the proportions work out.
* In the second season of ''Anime/CodeGeass'': [[spoiler: V.V is a Small ''Boy'' with a Big Gun, which he uses to murder his sister-in-law. Also, the gun is not ''that'' big, but V.V is so tiny and it fires so rapidly that it looks quite bigger than it really is]]. Anya is a sixteen-year-old girl and the youngest person to ever be accepted into the Knights of the Round (the Britannian Empire's twelve most elite soldiers) and whereas most Knights of the Round pilot swift, agile custom mechas, Anya's Knightmare Frame [[MightyGlacier is really slow but has impenetrable shielding and countless guns, including one BFG that probably makes up a third of the frame's weight]]. Toward the end of the series, [[spoiler: Nunnally gains control of the Damocles, which is basically a mile-long gun that fire ''nukes''.]]
* Chise in ''Manga/{{Saikano}}'' has a [[{{BFG}} huge]] [[GatlingGood Gatling Gun]] [[ArmCannon for an Arm,]] (as [[http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r117/Airship_Canon/Sub%20Album%201/Chise-the-Goddess-of-Annihilation.png seen here]]) that she uses to instantly destroy B-1 Lancers in the First Episode. And her arsenal gets [[http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r117/Airship_Canon/Sub%20Album%201/SecondForm.jpg BIGGER]]. They don't call her the ultimate weapon for nothing.
* ''Everyone'' in the titular ''StrikeWitches'' regiment. In fact, sometimes it's Small Girl Big ''Guns.''
* At one point in ''SoltyRei'', BrattyHalfPint Kasha fires a massive bazooka and gets sent flying backwards by the recoil.
* The twins Luki and Noki from ''Manga/DogsBulletsAndCarnage'' are about twelve years old and ridiculously cute. They also have cybernetic arms that pack massive guns and blades that can and will reduce you to a smear of red paste.
* {{Defied|Trope}} in ''Manga/DesertPunk''. [[TokenMiniMoe Kosuna]] starts bugging Kanta and their weapon shop owner to give her a bigger gun. After the owner has her dig a lot with an oversize shovel, she tries out a moderately-sized rifle. Even though she's a pretty good shot with it, she realizes it weighs too much for her to carry it and extra ammo around easily and the recoil is so strong it actually hurts her shoulder. Her and the owner then conclude [[AnAesop that you need to know your own limitations and guns are just tools which become pointless if you are unable to use them]], so she settles on a more powerful but appropriately-sized 9mm automatic weapon (which is made a point that if she's doing her job right she wouldn't even need since she's suppose to be staying out of sight).
* Eboshi in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' believes that women should not be excluded from warfare and has her gunsmiths design a rifle for women. It is fired more like a rocket launcher than a musket and her personal prototype seems to be the most powerful weapon in the whole film.
* Himeko of ''{{Kurohime}}'' wields the legendary pistol Senryuu (Tornado Dragon), a huge pistol capable of firing magical bullets. Additionally, it shoots regular bullets with enough power to wreck a small carriage. [[spoiler:Ten years earlier, she wielded a ridiculously long rifle that was capable of summoning dragons without any ambient magic power.]]
* ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'''s Rock Cannon is as long as she is tall. UpToEleven in the last episode, where its muzzle grows into ''as wide as she is tall''.
* In ''DarkerThanBlack: Gemini of the Meteor'' Suou wields an anti-material sniper rifle that is significantly longer than she is tall. And she summons it out of her chest in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G7brJsW56s magical girl transformation sequence]].
** Which is a real-life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PTRD WWII-era anti-tank rifle]]. That said, how she can even lift something that's two metres long and weighs twenty kilos, let alone fire the thing from the hip...
* Mao of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. She might rarely be seen fighting outside of an M9 but when she does...
-->'''Mao:''' Let's try this party favorite! ''(lifts a rocket launcher)''
* Jennifer Grey of KenichiTheMightiestDisciple strives for a little more realism than other examples on this list. Only a little, though, becauseAt one point she's still [[GunsAkimbo dual-wielding]] {{Hand Cannon}}s, with a {{BFG}} left over in reserve. Seen [[http://www.onemanga.com/Historys_Strongest_Disciple_Kenichi/247/18/ here.]]
* Kaori in CityHunter, except that she carries [[MoreDakka a ton of them]] yet even with this great arsenal [[ATeamFiring can't even hit a single baddie.]] This can be extended to Xiang Ying in ''{{Manga/AngelHeart}}'' as she inherits Kaori's Heart and the first thing she does is to blow up a castle. She can later be seen with all sorts of automatic weapons as she is a former assassin.
* One scene in episode 5 of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' has Amarao's female sidekick Kitsurubami trying to take out Canti the robot with [[{{BFG}} an anti-tank rifle]].
* [[CoolBigSis Mami Tomoe]] from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has her [[FinishingMove Tiro Finale]]. A massive matchlock of variable size and form.
** Homura Akemi's not to be forgotten. A 14 years old girl who fires machine guns and rocket launchers with ease. Stolen from army bases thanks to her time-stopping power. By the end of the series, she stole and fired ''cruise missiles''. (Granted, she wasn't holding them in her hands, but still.)
* Shio from ''{{Manga/Nobunagun}}''. [[SuperTeam Like most of the other characters in the series]], she is the reincarnation of a famous historical figure (Nobunaga Oda in this case), and can summon a weapon with ties to their past life. Shio's weapon is the titular "Nobunagun", which primarily takes the form of a [[GatlingGood gatling cannon]], [[GunsAkimbo among]] [[MoreDakka other]] [[RecoilBoost things]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Some pre-launch publicity art for the ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' series ''[[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/JK/JK01/DisplayJK01.html Jink]]'' showed the title character [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/JK/JK01/DisplayJK01.html?page=26 sporting a very big gun]], combined with a male-on-female LegCling.
* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'': When a semi-paranoid Spider tells Channon and Yelena to get guns to defend themselves, streetwise Channon takes them to a gun dealer, and patiently explains to a somewhat condescending proprietor, in technical terms, exactly what is needed. Contrasted with her is the diminutive Yelena, who finds a bazooka-like gun and asks if she can have it. (The proprietor declines, and insists it's not because she's a girl, but because it was designed for people with two backup spines.)
* Stargirl of the ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' and the Cosmic Rod, which is about a head taller than she is (since it was made for Jack Knight) and a very potent weapon and sky surfboard.
* ''ComicBook/TankGirl'', in both comics and film, has a love affair with this trope. To emphasize the phallic, she's often shown standing waist up from the tank's hatch, with the barrel of her Big Gun aimed forth from where her pelvis would be.
* Brianna Diggers from ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' might not be small, but she uses guns and PowerArmor that are far larger than her with ease and, later on, tends to power them with magic.
** And may have a serious Elektra Complex. On a rescue mission, everyone just stares at the giant sniper rifle shaped like a penis. At first Brianna thinks that her gun represents her desire to be penetrated deep... until she realizes that SHE ATTACHED IT TO HER CROTCH ARMOR. Happy to see you indeed.
--> Brianna: WHY DIDN'T I SEE THIS DURING THE DESIGNS?!
* Sabretooth's partner Birdy, from Marvel Comics
* ''LittleVictory'': An early 'test' for Victory Girl was Boomstick. She might not be smaller than normal, and what she wields is not a traditional 'gun', but the huge symbiote cannon that is her right arm does seem to count.
* Panda Delgado in ''ComicBook/BodyBags''. Mostly only in covers and pin-ups, in the actual book she usually has a Glock.
* As part of her superpowers Jules from ''ComicBook/BazookaJules'' can summon any weapon or gadget she wants. There doesn't seem to be a limit as some of the guns she summons are bigger and wider than she is. Thanks her enhanced strength, she can hold them with ease
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[[folder:Film]]
* Private Vasquez from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' is played by a 5'3 actress and wields a 40-pound machine gun. "Let's rock!!"
* In the movie ''Film/JackieBrown'', the characters are seen watching a video of bikini-clad women firing off massive assault rifles. [[RuleThirtyFour Such things actually exist]].
* Mattie in both ''TrueGrit'' adaptations.
* ''Film/SmokinAces'' gave the smallest girl in the cast the largest weapon, a fifty caliber anti-personnel rapid-fire sniper rifle that shoots straight through walls.
* While Morgenstern, from ''Film/TheSpirit'' film, looks like an ordinary rookie cop at first, later she pulls out a massive HandCannon of a gun.
-->'''Commissioner Dolan''': Is every goddamn woman in this goddamn hell hole out of her goddamn mind?
-->'''Morgenstern''': [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome No, sir. We're just equipped.]]
* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', Elizabeth Swann normally prefers swords, but dips into this trope as part of her new ActionGirl status in the beginning of ''At Worlds' End''. They make her take out all her weapons, including one ''large'' handgun. [[FridgeLogic It's never made clear where she kept it]]. Or [[AssShove is]] [[TrouserSpace it?]]
* Little Rock from ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' can use a quite impressive arsenal for a 12-year-old.
* In ''Film/{{Predators}}'', one of the character is a Special Forces sniper played by Alice Braga. The actress went on the record as saying that she had to train a lot just to be able to carry the gun around.
* ''Film/{{Nikita}}'' carries a Desert Eagle. {{Lampshaded}} in radio adverts for the film, where Antoine de Caunes said, more or less, "If you like movies about pretty girls in teeny tiny dresses carrying big guns..."
* Ma-Ma in ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' mostly plays with [[KnifeNut blades]], but when she uses a gun it's a really big one.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Hope Adams from ''WomenOfTheOtherworld'' has the superpower of [[BlessedWithSuck sensing chaos]], but no combat abilities. She's also quite shor- petite. Since her chaos detector invariably draws her into danger, she makes a point of carrying at least one gun with her, and she regularly practices with it.
* Shiro Miaowara of ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfSamuraiCat'' is male, but fits the trope otherwise; he's a tiny little boy, and packs ridiculously huge guns. At one point he totes around a giant [[strike:vulcan]] [[GatlingGood Avenger cannon]] and says he's able to swing it about thanks to possessing the strength of madness.
* Zack of the ''Hell's Bells'' series of UrbanFantasy novels is an example of Small Girl Big [[SimpleStaff Staff]], her channelling focus being an iron pole described as longer than she is tall, with which she wipes the floor with vampires, wizards and demons alike. As if that weren't enough, her normal firearm is a [[HandCannon .455 Webley]] [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]], and in the climax of ''Dead Silver'' she ends up behind the barrel of a ''minigun''.
* Notably averted with Lt. Karrin Murphy of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. She's a 5-foot, petite, blond, ''where the shit did she pull a gun and a badge from'' looker cop. She carries appropriately fun-sized guns. Dresden ribs her for it repeatedly. Next to her? Human linebacker-mountain Hendricks, as well as supernaturals of all sorts, who enjoy packing absurdly-high-calibre guns. Dresden describes them as anything from "assault rifle" to "ICBM". One of her guns (a highly illegal P90) fits in a box of chocolates. That she got from Kincaid. To remember [[NoodleIncident Hawaii]].
** Played straight with every female White Court Vampire.
* In the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'', Antonina's HandCannon is large enough in relation to her that every time she uses it, the recoil is described as spinning her around or knocking her on her ass.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Any number of police/thriller shows where a petite female character wearing body-hugging clothes suddenly pulls a full-frame service automatic from under her jacket. Caitlin Todd (Sasha Alexander) often did this in the first two seasons of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', and Rita Lance (Mitzi Kapture) of ''Series/SilkStalkings'' did it in nearly every episode. Avoided in the serial-killer thriller ''Film/{{Copycat}}'' where very petite Holly Hunter carries a compact SIG-Sauer 232 in a realistic manner.
* She isn't exactly timid but Ace from ''Series/DoctorWho'' could be an example of this trope.
** [[PreAssKickingOneLiner WHO ARE YOU CALLING SMALL]]?
** And the S4 episode ''The Stolen Earth'' has [[spoiler:Rose sporting a rather big anti-Dalek gun.]]
** Rose has a massive ice gun (well, a futuristic fire extinguisher) in "The Girl in the Fireplace"
* Gwen Cooper from ''Series/{{Torchwood}} Miracle Day'' wields one magnificently.
* In an episode of ''EverybodyHatesChris'', Chris has an ImagineSpot of his family manically holding weapons, with each descending family member getting a bigger weapon, leading up to Tanya holding a bazooka.
* Sakura ([=BoukenPink=]) does this in one episode of ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger''. When her male teammates get kidnapped, she draws on her Japanese Self-Defense Force experience instead of her Ranger powers, and rescues them by walking into plain sight of the army of {{Mooks}} and firing [[GunsAkimbo two machine guns]] nonstop. No explanation is given as to [[FridgeLogic how her shoulders aren't instantly dislocated]], but that was [[RuleOfCool probably done on purpose]].
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Captain Janeway brandishes a large compression phaser rifle whenever it's time to get [[Film/{{Aliens}} Sigourney Weaver]] on the MonsterOfTheWeek's butt. See "Macrocosm", "Dark Frontier" and many more.
* Kari Byron from ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' once held the reins of a M-134 Minigun, for the "cutting a tree down with gunfire" myth. And it was ''awesome''.
** Happened again with the 'shooting around corners' myth, although it was more the device it was in that was huge than the gun itself. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornershot The gun itself is actually just a handgun.]]
--->'''Kari''': Mama like.
** When testing if you could bullet-proof a vehicle with phone books, Kari got to play with a .50 cal sniper rifle, and succeeded in disabling the engine of the vehicle with it.
--->Science gets more fun when I get a bigger gun.
** Also in the James Bond Propane Tank myth, where the boys had a handgun and a small-caliber rifle, she brought in a shotgun!
** In fact, just about any time all the members of the build team are shooting something, she's the one with the biggest gun. This probably isn't accidental.
** In the "Scary-go-round" myth, Kari fires a .50cal rifle, as well as [[http://blogs.discovery.com/.a/6a00d8341bf67c53ef014e871d52dd970d-800wi posing with it.]]
* Dr. Brennan of ''{{Bones}}'' carries what appears to be a stainless .45 revolver for a few episodes, prompting nervous commentary from Agent Booth. In a moment of unusual realism, it get subverted in a later episode; in the midst of a desperate firefight Bones offers Booth her gun, admitting "mine is too big for me." It's a Smith&Wesson .500, the largest caliber handgun available on the market. It's used for metal silhouette target shooting. And moose hunting. [[spoiler: And shooting bad guys through heavy steel doors.]]
* Despite being a size 0, Fiona from ''BurnNotice'' always has a huge shotgun or assault rifle handy nearby.
* It's not her weapon of choice, but Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}} once takes out a particularly powerful demon with a ''rocket launcher'' almost half as big as her body.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'': Hana may be a young girl due to timetravel weirdness, but her weapon of choice is a bazooka. No weapon is more fitting for a girl who can singlehandedly beat the tar out of a kaijin twice her size.
* ''Very'' tiny general Beckmann uses a rocket launcher in an episode of ''{{Chuck}}''. (LawOfInverseRecoil was luckily averted)
* Although not always small, and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld rarely qualifying as "girl"]], the few times the folks in ''TrueBlood'' wield guns they are hardly proportionate; somewhat justified in that the wielders are either superhuman (vampires, werewolves, etc.) or are FIGHTING the superhuman. Or both. Pam takes the cake when she [[spoiler:tries (unsuccessfully) to take out the witches' protective shield-spell with a rocket launcher.]]
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[[folder: Music]]
* "Gunpowder & Lead" by Miranda Lambert played literally. The song is about a tiny woman who suffers horrendous physical abuse by her much larger, stronger boyfriend. The boyfriend is sent to prison as a result and now has been released. The girl learns that he is out and is coming home ... but she plans to be waiting with a surprise of her own and to show her boyfriend (in a deadly way) "what this little girl's made of."
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The character of "Suzie Jones" in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''. Embraced at the age of 16, Suzie was your archetypal gun-bunny munchkin Brujah. Used the Obfuscate discipline to wear all her firearms in plain sight, and just keep people from noticing. Highlights of her career involved firing an anti-tank missile launcher down a crowded tunnel (it was full of demons), using her fangs to literally hang off the shoulder of a much larger vampire elder in melee while using her sole functioning arm to stuff an unpinned white phosphorous grenade into the elder's back pocket, and going through an entire 500-round belt of minigun ammo while in a synagogue. (In her defense, she was aiming at a Setite Methuselah that had already flattened the rest of the party, and her only hope of survival was MoreDakka.)
* Like all things ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' the sisters of battle take this up to eleven by being an army of normal women in "7-foot-tall-Space Marine" grade power armor with a preference for "7-foot-tall-Space Marine" weapons. Particularly the ones that Melt and Burn things.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Taz from ''Theatre/{{Starship}}'' arguably has the biggest gun in the group despite being the shortest person in the cast.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Any female character from ''GodsEaterBurst'' fits this description, as the weapon they all wield, [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon the God Arc]], is several times their size by standard.
* B. B. Hood from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', who carries machine guns, land mines, flame throwers, grenades, a rocket launcher and occasionally, a pair of heavily armed mercenaries under her red riding hood cloak.
* Rozalin from ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories''. While, technically speaking, she can be equipped with anything from a sword to a staff like anyone else, she unarguably is best with ballistics and her first special attack involves whipping a chaingun bigger than she is out of {{Hammerspace}} and riddling enemies with tons of bullets.
* Meryl from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' wields the Desert Eagle in 50. AE, a gun that is well known for being impractically huge, no matter who carries it. And, in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', she gets a custom ''long barrel'' model alongside the standard-sized one ([[GunsAkimbo sometimes literally]]).
* In ''MakaiKingdom'', just about anyone can wield a minigun, bazooka, or giant arm cannon though only a few classes are proficient. With class changes, an Archer can use those just fine. [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Etna]] specializes in miniguns as a special character, while [[PhantomBrave Castile]] can use bazookas.
* Try handing Miranda or one of the female Marines one of the bigger weapons in {{Halo}}. You'll suddenly realize that they were initially scaled for 7 foot cyborgs or 8 foot aliens.
* Take a wild guess how a gender-bender version of [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Heavy Weapons Guy]] is usually portrayed in fanart. And no, they didn't make the Scout a lumbering beast in return.
* Carol from ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 5}}''. Teeny-tiny girl, huge honking rocket launcher.
** Maya Schrodinger from ''VideoGame/WildArms3'', not quite tiny but certainly a petit, has a hidden minigun as part of her arsenal. Hidden...well...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg9BLO93-24 see for yourself]]. (Skip to 5:33)
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' has a couple. KOS-MOS isn't exactly small, but she dual-wields triple miniguns in a few attacks; Shion plays it straighter, with her arm-mounted MWS.
** Sharla from ''[[VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} Xenoblade Chronicles]]'' uses a large rifle to [[CombatMedic both kill and heal]].
* Lady from ''DevilMayCry'' hefts around a gun that happens to be larger than she is tall.
* Any female Lancer from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'', whose weapons are longer than they are tall. Applies to Aisha as well, as she's only 12-years old and wields the Shocktroopers' standard assault rifle.
* Carmelita Fox in ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' wields a shock pistol that kicks so hard she can hardly hold onto the thing when she fires it. The bolts of electricity it fires can destroy inanimate objects in one shot and kill even hulking flashlight guards in 2 shots.
* ''Videogame/{{Iji}}'' complains at the beginning that she can barely lift her Nanogun. Hardly surprising, as it's designed to be carried by a Tasen Soldier, who are about seven feet tall. Iji herself is [[AllThereInTheManual actually 6'3"]], but the weapon is still pretty big compared to her. The recoil from the [[{{BFG}} MPFB Devastator]] (essentially a triple-nuclear-rocket launcher) knocks her off her feet, unless she maxes out her Strength stat.
** The eponymous protagonist of ''Videogame/HyperPrincessPitch'', by the same author, uses an even bigger gun.
* Possible via cheating in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''. Use mods or console commands to make your character a 10 year old, then specialize in Big Guns. Normal adult female characters specialized in Big Guns also fall under this trope.
* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Noel Vermillion]] uses a pair of {{Hand Cannon}}s each the length of her arms. Her Distortion Drives summon even bigger guns for MoreDakka.
* FemmeFatale Mona Sax from the ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' games is rather slender and petite, yet her signature weapon is a [[HandCannon Desert Eagle]], the largest handgun available in the games. This is especially evident in her {{Mexican Standoff}}s against Max, who usually sticks to more modest but more efficient ([[GunsAkimbo dual]]) Berettas.
* [[WrenchWench Tess]] designs {{BFG}}s for [[JakAndDaxter Jak]] that are at least as big as she is. [[spoiler: And if she continues her gun-designing career after her transformation into an ottsel...]]
** The unlockable cutscene commentary in ''Jak 3'' explains that, in one scene, they actually had to ''scale down'' one of Jak's guns just so that it wouldn't look ridiculous when she held it. Considering how many fans this trope has, it's kind of a shame they didn't leave the gun as it appears in-game.
* [[NeverMessWithGranny Speed Buster]] from NoMoreHeroes used a [[WaveMotionGun 50-foot laser cannon]] as her weapon of choice.
* Playing a female Shepard in VideoGame/MassEffect2 and using the Cain probably counts. The weapon itself isn't THAT big, but it makes a ridiculously big explosion. Likewise, any combat-class [=FemShep=] who picks one of the advanced weapons. The [[SniperRifle Widow]] looks like a telegraph pole, and the Claymore and [[{{BFG}} Revenant]] are just huge.
** And ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' allows you to give [[WrenchWench Tali]] a Claymore...
** As well as carry a Widow, a Revenant, a Claymore, a Cain (in some missions), ''and'' a pistol and a submachine gun at the same time as Female Shepard...
** Ashley Williams in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', who can carry a Revenant heavy machine gun and a Widow sniper rifle at the same time.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': Oerba Dia Vanille's [[SummonMagic Eidolon,]] Hecatoncheir, can transform into a walking war platform with [[MoreDakka really big guns.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:when she's first seen, she takes a gun from Snow to defend the group of Purgees with. Bonus points for childishly aiming it at Snow and saying "Bang! Bang!" in a six year old's voice.]]
*** There is also a cutscene in Chapter Nine where she [[spoiler:steals a soldier's rifle and unleashes her fury on a Vespid Soldier in order to escape with Sazh.]]
** During the first chapter, [[spoiler:Snow recruits Hope's mother Nora to fight against the soldiers. She ends her brief appearance using a rocket launcher to take down an airship, citing "Moms are tough". [[TearJerker What happens next though...]]]]
** The first chapter also features Lebreau as a GuestStarPartyMember. While Gadot (another guest) carries a normal military rifle, hers is much larger.
* Playing Rochelle and picking up an M60 in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' could count as this, seeing as the M60 is almost at tall as she is.
* A build possibility in ''VideoGame/HellgateLondon''; a tiny markswoman can dual-wield massive gatling rocket-launchers.
* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'' has the human and CAST female Ranger classes, RAmarl and RAcaseal respectively. ''PhantasyStarUniverse'' also has a Ranger class and its offshoots that are open to females of any race. While not always being the case, they can be made as small as a young girl. And with the same customization systems, one could also make a [[GenderFlip Gender Flipped]] example of this trope.
** Same in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarZero'' - and the cannons of that game compensate for every penis on the server.
* Tristana from LeagueOfLegends, of course. She carries around a rocket launcher taller than she is, and can even use it to RocketJump.
* Imca from ''ValkyriaChroniclesIII'' may be the queen of this trope. Her standard sidearm is an enormous SwissArmyWeapon with machine gun and rocket launcher firing modes and a bayonet the size of a BFS. She uses all three of these to create wide-area bombardment attacks that hit everything on screen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-igO8pjxS5M&feature=related while also swinging it around like the world's biggest gunblade.]]
* Rebecca Chambers from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' becomes this when equipped with a shotgun. It's not that the gun is big as much as she's really, really tiny, but the result is still pretty hilarious.
** Jill Valentine in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' isn't as tiny, but her bonus Rocket Launcher is only slightly smaller than her.
* Aya, the small-framed heroine of the ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'' series gets her hands on some really big guns. In the first game she gets a rocket launcher that is as long as she is tall. The sequel ups the ante by allowing her to wield a giant portable railcannon that takes time to charge, and sends her back a few feet whenever she fires it.
* ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters 2'' lets you dual wield a fair number of weapons. Picking ''any'' of the smaller characters and using twin homing [=RPG=]s can lead to a few laughs in multiplayer. Unfortunately, the full potential is prevented by scaling.
* Saki Omokane from ''Quiz Nanairo Dreams''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Intrusion 2}}'', the boss Maku is an average size but very thin woman who wields a positively '''massive''' laser cannon.
* In art for the NaziZombies mod ''{{Call of the Dead}}'' Creator/SarahMichelleGellar rocks a minigun. [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Slayer strength FTW.]]
* The Tinkerer class in ''DragonNest''.
* Fio is the smallest of the four main playable characters in the ''MetalSlug'' series, but not only is just as capable of rocking every uber-powered gun in the game as the other characters, but in later games becomes the heavy weapons specialist who starts every life with a Heavy Machine Gun.
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* Ciel from ''{{Tsukihime}}'', a curry loving {{Meganekko}} [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tsukiCG_049.jpg by day]] and... ''[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ciel_bfg.png this]]'' by night. Plus she's a bit of a KnifeNut. Though her "Seventh Holy Scripture" is not so much a gun as it is a pile-bunker with a unicorn's horn for anti-vampire purposes... but it's close enough. Normally, the magical weapon is a spear or sword, but she personally and specifically redesigned it to be an enormous jack-hammer. She's just that [[{{Badass}} hardcore]].
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* Joyce's HammerSpace {{BFG}} in ''Webcomic/ItsWalky''.
-->"Lots of room for stickers!"
-->Joyce, explaining why she picked that gun.
* Mell from ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''.
* Unity from ''Webcomic/SkinHorse''.
* ''Webcomic/NerfNow'' gives us a [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/136 baby Heavy Weapons Girl]].
* [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20050327.html Fleur]] in ''Webcomic/OkashinaOkashi''.
* An unnamed girl from the TerribleIntervieweesMontage at the start of ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' has a very large [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0002.html Essence Cannon]]. The interviewers are less than impressed, especially when she drops it and it shoots one of the interviewees behind her.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Jade Harley is an adorable thirteen-year-old GenkiGirl... who happens to very adept at the use of hunting rifles as long as she is tall. When she gains access to ItemCrafting, the guns get even bigger.
* ''Webcomic/PandaXpress'' [[http://www.pxcomic.com/browsepage.php?storyline=65&page=2 had its origins]] in a sketch of the (five year old) protagonist Dahlia with a machine gun. The gun was replaced with a cyborg panda before the launch of the series.
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* As seen on {{DeviantART}}: [[http://kymg.deviantart.com/art/butterfly-M82A1-127220997 A schoolgirl firing a Barret .50cal sniper rifle from the shoulder]].
* Bunker, of the WhateleyUniverse. Petite (mutant) girl, usually armed with bazookas, full-sized machines guns, you name it. She likes the big guns. Hive might qualify too, given that she wields a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle.
* Ruby Rose of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' carries a scythe/sniper rifle combo that's one-and-a-half times longer than she is tall.
** Inverted with her older sister Yang Xiao Long, who carries "[[ArmCannon shot]] [[PowerFist gauntlets]]", and is a StatuesqueStunner.
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* Disney seems to have a fixation for girls/love interests with guns who ''love'' to use them:
** Glittering Goldie from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''. In Scrooge's nephews' words, "Cupid's arrow is nothing next to Goldie's shotgun."
* Most of the main female characters in ''DannyPhantom'' has brandished large Fenton guns at several points in the episode. Especially [[TheHunter Ghost Hunter Valerie]] who had ''rocket launchers attached to her shoulders'' at one point!
* ''ReBoot'' has Dot Matrix [[http://www.inwap.com/mf/reboot/episodes/images/episo23a.jpg wearing a really big strap-on gun]]. "What do you think? Does it make me look too butch?"
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' gives us Pinkie Pie, the resident CloudCuckooLander who's able to [[HyperspaceMallet pull a huge cannon that shoots party supplies out of nowhere]]. Although she normally uses it to decorate parties, she actually used it in battle once with surprising effectiveness.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'': Mike Chilton's sister Capri has a large gun. She appears to be at an adult height, but it's by no means a one-hand gun.
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* Four foot, ten inch (1.47 meters) Bonnie Parker of Bonnie and Clyde. See picture at the ''OutlawCouple'' page.
* When [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squeaky_Fromme Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme]] attempted to assassinate President UsefulNotes/GeraldFord in 1975, she used an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1911 M1911A1]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.45_ACP .45 Colt]] semi-automatic. The fact her nick-name is "Squeaky" suggests she's not exactly an Amazon, either. The fact that she failed to [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets chamber a round]] from the magazine may have gone far to save the President's life.
* [[http://1.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com/41/10/e4a0b9d107aa5c1e992fe84863489d9d.jpg This]] adorable little girl.
* [[http://texasscribbler.com/images/femaleC130gunner.jpg This]] female airman, with her helicopter-mounted M134 Minigun.[[note]] It's a mini version of the 20mm Vulcan Cannon.[[/note]]
* It's often suggested that female shooters use the heaviest gun they can comfortably wield, since females tend to have less upper-body strength for resisting recoil, and heavier guns recoil less.
* Trick shooter [[http://kirstenjoyweiss.com/ Kirsten Joy Weiss]] is perky, petite, cute as a button, and fond of using very large rifles to pull off some truly amazing shots.
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