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When the main characters in a show are both female, or if there are only TwoGirlsToATeam, it almost always leads to a case of this trope. The "GirlyGirl" will highly care about her appearance, pursue "girly" interests, and often (though not always) TheChick. The {{Tomboy}}, who is often {{The Big G|uy}}irl, will be [[PassionateSportsGirl into sports]], [[WrenchWench mechanics]], or the like. She couldn't care less about her hair or makeup, but is often an UnkemptBeauty anyway.

The two ladies will have some sort of relationship with each other, whether they're best friends, on the same team, or even explicit lovers. Even when they aren't explicit lovers, this may lead to deliberate or accidental HomoeroticSubtext due to the overlap with the [[ButchLesbian Butch]][=/=][[LipstickLesbian Femme]] stereotype of lesbian pairings. If they're together for reasons outside their control (i.e., part of a team), they might initially dislike or confuse each other with their ways, until the inevitable GirlsNightOutEpisode forces them to put aside their differences and forge a common bond (note: if there are more than two girls in the group, these two must have some kind of relationship over the others).

Subject to UnfortunateImplications and may also lead to FanDumb or HateDumb if one is portrayed as being "better" than the other, if the girly girl is portrayed as shallow or [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses less of a strong woman]], or if the tomboy is portrayed as a cold [[DoesNotLikeMen man hater]] or even [[AmbiguouslyGay ambiguously lesbian]] for taking a less traditional gender role. Works that involve ValuesDissonance are particularly vulnerable to this.

Compare the mannish one and the sweet-naive one of the FourGirlEnsemble.

Compare/contrast BifauxnenAndLadette (the equivalent of this trope, only without said girly girl involved) and LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine (the other equivalent, usually without the tomboy). Contrast SilkHidingSteel, SpiritedYoungLady, GirlyBruiser and often BadassPrincess; all of which are mixture of the two. When a third girl is part of the dynamic, a girl that does not fit in either category then is TownGirls (Butch, Femme and Neither)
SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan is the [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]], especially if they're the only guys in the group.

'''Important Note''': While this is usually a straightforward trope, examples can still get subjective in regards to whether or not one of the girls is tomboyish enough, the other is girly enough, or whether they're different enough. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Keep a few points in mind when editing]];
# The two girls do '''not''' have to be polar opposites of each other to fit this trope.
# The tomboy does '''not''' have to be a total man-beast with no feminine interests.
# The girly girl does '''not''' have to be a total priss with no masculine interests.
# Using #2 or #3 to justify deleting an example invokes the very same negative stereotypes and {{unfortunate implications}} mentioned above.
# When you post an example be sure to explain ''how'' one is a tomboy and how the other is a girly girl.

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* [[Advertising/TheBurgerKing The Burger King Kids Club]]: Boomer (tomboy) and Snaps (girly girl).
* Sanrio's ''Cinnamoroll'' features two girls in the group: the quick running sports buff, Chiffon, and the [[TheFashionista fashionista]], Mocha
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* ''Manga/AkumaNoRiddle'': Tokaku is a stoic ProfessionalKiller and Haru is a cheerful OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent with a DarkAndTroubledPast.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** ButchLesbian Ymir and {{Bishoujo}} Krista Lenz, who are seemingly polar opposites in every possible way. Both are highly-skilled soldiers, but Ymir uses masculine speech and dresses like a man out of uniform while Krista desperately attempts to be seen as TheIngenue and wears long skirts off-duty.
** Annie Leonhart and her roommate in the Military Police Brigade, Hitch. While Annie barely owns more than a few plain hoodies and spends her off-days working out, Hitch is noted to enjoy wearing makeup and dressing up in fashionable clothes on her days off.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
** [[AmbiguouslyBrown Kagura]] and [[HugeSchoolgirl Sakaki]] are the junior version, with Kagura being a cross between a BoisterousBruiser and LovableJock, who initially befriends Sakaki in the spirit of competition. At least, until she discovers that Sakaki [[JapaneseDelinquents isn't what]] she and others ''[[AloofDarkhairedGirl thought.]]'' Instead, [[ShrinkingViolet she's painfully shy]] with a love for cute cuddly objects.
** Minamo Kurosawa and Yukari Tanizaki are the adult version of the trope. As the school's PE teacher/swim instructor, Minamo is easily recognizable by her short dark colored hair and TomboyishSidetails, while Yukari is the English teacher and has a more feminine appearance. Though her abrasive manner and [[AdultChild childlike behavior]] are a stark contrast from what you'd typically expect.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Parodied/inverted with Russia's two sisters, Belarus and Ukraine. The [[ElegantGothicLolita girly]] Belarus is a frightening {{Yandere}}, whereas the [[{{Bokukko}} tomboyish]] Ukraine is a motherly FragileFlower.
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1229815456781.gif Vietnam]] (tomboy) and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gallery3-34.gif Taiwan]] (girly girl) certainly look the part. When they finally are seen interacting, the trope is subverted: Vietnam is tomboyish-looking but [[IAmNotPretty very shy and modest about]] her good looks, and Taiwan is [[TheCutie a dainty-looking]] but ''[[MotorMouth very]]'' [[MotorMouth energetic]] [[PluckyGirl and stubborn]] GenkiGirl.
** Fanwork usually gives these dynamics to two ladies who haven't met in canon, but still have the looks: Hungary (NinjaMaid) and Belgium (ActionGirl, CoolBigSis). Fanon also tends to peg [[OneOfTheBoys Belgium]] as the {{Tomboy}}, especially when drawn with [[ProperLady Liechtenstein]] or [[{{Ojou}} Monaco]]. Or [[{{Shorttank}} Seychelles]] as the {{Tomboy}} to Liechtenstein.
** In regards to genderflips, there's [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/koreajapan_genderflips_6460.jpg Girl!Korea as the tomboy to Girl!Japan's girly girl.]]
** The Manga/{{Hetaween 2011}} event has [[{{Shorttank}} Seychelles]] and [[{{Meganekko}} Monaco]].
** During an extra in the fourth volume, [[NinjaMaid Hungary]] plays this to both [[TeamMom Ukraine]] and [[ProperLady Liechtenstein]]. There was already a request sketch with Hungary and Liechtenstein, and there they fit the trope like a glove.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' has on the one hand Nice Holystone, who wears a vest and tight pants ([[AnachronismStew in 1930's America, no less...]]) and [[{{Pyromaniac}} enjoys blowing stuff up]], and on the other, Chane Laforet, who wears long, elegant dresses and [[KnifeNut fights gracefully with a knife]].
* ''Manga/{{Barakamon}}'': Naru is a little girl who dresses like a boy, is extremely energetic and outgoing, and loves to catch and collect bugs. Her best friend Hina is a little girl who is usually seen in skirts, is a cripplingly shy crybaby, and is afraid of bugs.
* ''Manga/BeautyPop'', where Kiri Koshiba, a very boyish girl (to the point that she is often mistaken for a boy when not in school uniform), has a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship going on with girly and feminine Kanako. Kiri is also friends with a genki goth loli (sister of another main character) who has a big crush on her, but those feelings are not reciprocated by Kiri.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Before it went FromBadToWorse for her and she became an Apostle, Rosine [[http://berserk.wikia.com/wiki/File:Roshinu3.jpg was the tomboy to her best friend Jill's girly girl]].
* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'':
** Tatsuki became friends with [[CloudCuckoolander Orihime]], after repeatedly [[BullyHunter defending her from bullies]] who used to pick on her because of her hair color, when she was younger. So Orihime used to cut her hair in hopes that they'd leave her alone. But thanks to Tatsuki, she allowed her hair to grow long, as a symbol of her gratitude and their friendship.
** Rukia and Orihime subvert the trope. Rukia is the tomboy, Orihime is the girly-girl. However, despite Rukia's rough attitude, she loves rabbits, plush dolls, dresses and romance stories and indulges in them whenever she can. Orihime, on the other hand, while a lot of the focus on her plays up her nurturing personality, BarrierWarrior and HealingHands abilities, her {{long hair|IsFeminine}} and TenderTears. However, she has a yellow belt in karate (thanks to Tatsuki teaching her) and likes robots, comics, and sci-fi.
** Karin and Yuzu's personalities also reflect the trope. Between the two, Karin is the DeadpanSnarker with an interest in sports, while Yuzu is more taken with domestic duties around the house, such as cooking and cleaning.
** The same can be said of the Kotetsu sisters. Though she's the younger one, Kiyone (3rd Seat of the 13th Squad) is known for regularly getting into arguments with Sentarou, and occasionally goes out drinking. Whereas her big sister, Isane, (Lieutenant of the 4th Division) is the feminine one and fairly timid.
** Loly and Menoly subvert the trope. Girlish-looking Loly is the more outspoken and aggressive whereas the more tomboyish-looking Menoly is more thoughtful and subdued.
* ''Butt-Attack Punisher Girl Gautaman'' -- a two-part OVA series. Played with by (girly) main character Mari and her [[GirlOnGirlIsHot affectionate]] (tomboy) roommate Saori. Toyed with in funny ways in that Mari is the [[MsFanservice scantily-clad]] [[TheHero heroine]] while Saori tends to be the DamselInDistress.
* ''Anime/CandyBoy'': Yukino is more girlish in behavior than her sister Kanade, in perhaps one of the more subtle examples of this trope.
* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'':
** The Furano managers fit the trope. Machiko Machida is an outspoken {{Meganekko}}, Yoshiko Fujisawa is a ShrinkingViolet.
* Fiore (the quiet, submissive maid) and Shader (the loud techie that wears men's clothing) in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade''. In the manga version the two are friends (and are seen together at the end), in the anime Shader has a crush on Fiore and appears to be jealous of her relationship with Joshua.
* ''{{Manga/Claymore}}'' has minor characters Audrey and Rachel. Noticeable shades of [[HoYay/{{Claymore}} Les Yay]] with these two.
* In ''Anime/CrossAnge'', Ange is the tomboy who engages in lots of fights, while Momoka is the girly girl who takes care of Ange.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': One may ''think'' Sonoko is Ran's girly girl and her older sister Ayako's tomboy but Ran thing is [[PlayingWithATrope more complex than that]]. Sonoko is less physically active and more boy-crazy/fashionista than Ran, but is also more outspoken and straightforward than her (Unless Ran's in tsuntsun more, yeah.) In fact, their friendship started when Sonoko protected Ran when they were children!
** Also difficult with Ran and Kazuha. Both of them have similar personalities and practice martial arts. However, Kazuha is a type A tsundere, who was introduced as a ClingyJealousGirl, while Ran is a type B tsundere. Ran is usually much calmer than Kazuha who has a HairTriggerTemper. So Ran can be considered as the less boyish girl.
** Miwako is the tomboy to Yumi's girly girl. Both are policewomen, but Sato is a short-haired ActionGirl and grown-up {{Shorttank}} while Yumi is a long-haired [[TheTease tease]] and traffic cop.
** Miwako is the tomboy to Kobayashi-sensei's girly girl. Both are {{Identical Stranger}}s to each other, however, and that's why Yumi was surprised when she met the soft-spoken and girlish Kobayashi-sensei, who she confused for being Miwako, for the first time.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': Tomboy Sora is a sporty {{Shorttank}}, while girly girl Mimi is more prissy, spoiled and fond of fashion.
* ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'': This is practically a given for ''any'' LovelyAngels teams. Kei and Yuri almost certainly [[SpiritualSuccessor inspired]] the ''Pretty Cure'' girls, right down to their very similar hairstyles.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** The manga has some fun with this trope. Bulma and Lunch vary on which is the tomboy and which is the girly girl depending on which of Lunch's personalities is dominant. If Lunch is in her blonde form, she's a gun-crazy kleptomaniac and Bulma is a fashion-conscious non-combatant. If Lunch is in her blue-haired form, however, she's a naive [[TheIngenue ingenue]] and Bulma is the adventurous WrenchWench.
** In the Buu arc, {{Shorttank}} and {{Tsundere}} Videl and her MsFanservice friend Erasa.
** Bulma and Chi-Chi also play with this trope. In the middle of the series, after Lunch has been [[BrotherChuck chucked out]], Bulma is the adventurous wrench wench while Chi-Chi is mostly concerned with being a good wife and mother. However, later on in the series, Bulma settles down and doesn't change much otherwise, but Chi-Chi has relaxed a lot and is much more comfortable with reminding everyone that she's an extremely skilled martial artist in her own right.
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' plays with this in the form of Anezaki Mamori and Suzuna Taki. On the field Mamori is the sweatpants wearing, calculating team manager who makes calls alongside quarterback Hiruma, while Suzuna is TheCheerleader. Off the field, however, Mamori is the girly-girl and TeamMom all dressed up in frilly clothing, while Suzuna is the DeadpanSnarker and rollerblading enthusiast who hangs out with [[BashBrothers Sena and Monta]].
* ''Anime/Figure17TsubasaAndHikaru'' has a mild version of this going on. Hikaru is somewhat tomboyish relative to Tsubasa, wearing more masculine clothes in the opening and being better at sports, but taken on her own she's still quite feminine. The main contrast here is that the ArtificialHuman Hikaru is outgoing and extraverted, and helps to bring out the shy introverted Tsubasa, who was an only child before her artificial twin Tsubasa was accidentally created.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** Arisa Uotani and Saki Hanajima . Uo is a (mostly) reformed [[GangstersAreCool Yankee]] who has been known to bring a lead pipe to school to threaten people who pick on her friends. Hana is a soft-spoken girl with ElegantGothicLolita leanings, and the ability to read people's auras. And [[MemeticMutation she can kill you]] [[{{Series/Firefly}} with her mind.]] Both scare the crap out of their classmates, except for Tohru.
** Kagura Sohma and Tohru Honda also have these dynamics, to a degree. Kagura isn't ''that'' tomboyish, though: she's more of a GenkiGirl.
* ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'':
** Misumi Nagisa and Yukishiro Honoka respectively. It goes as far as making the symbols on their mascots' foreheads cutesied-up versions of the Mars and Venus symbols. Interestingly enough (and perhaps not done often enough), the girly-girl Honoka is the smartest girl in school and into chemistry. [[GirlsNeedRoleModels The banner ads would love her]].
** This is mostly a superficial example of the trope. Nagisa has short hair and plays lacrosse, but her room is pink and full of stuffed animals, while Honoka's is a fairly plain traditional Japanese style room. And while Honoka's clothes tend to be girlier, she doesn't seem to be noticeably more interested in fashion. Also, Honoka actually seems more gung-ho about [[MagicalGirlWarrior punching evil in the face]] than Nagisa. It's really more of a jock/nerd dichotomy than anything else.
** In ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'', outgoing and energetic GenkiGirl Love is the tomboy, and her friend Setsuna, one of the most popular at her school and the occasional DamselOutOfDistress, is the girly girl.
** Averted in ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', with Tsubomi and Erika ''both'' being Girly Girls. And then played straight, as [[{{Bifauxnen}} Itsuki]] is Tomboyish enough to cover both.
** ''[[Anime/DokiDokiPrecure Doki Doki Pretty Cure]]'' has the GenkiGirl Mana and the [[StraightMan Straight Girl]] Rikka. It helps, that Rikka (and a boy) describes her friend as a prince, while Rikka herself is described as Mana's ''wife''.
*** Mana is the girly girl to Makoto. Makoto is the least overtly feminine of the Cures outside her Idol Career, with a tomboyish dress-sense, short and butch page-boy haircut and attitude to match. Mana is an AmbiguouslyGay {{Fangirl}} for her and jokes that Makoto's is Ai-chan's father and she's the mother. That happens even in the same episode as Rikka was called Mana's wife.
*** Mana and Regina who is possibly the girliest girl in this series. There is even a scenario where [[spoiler:Mana rescues Regina from the latters [[BigBad father]] and his henchmen, while Regina is [[DePower de-powered]].]]
** ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' is an oddity in that the roles are given not to individual Cures but to their Form Changes: upbeat and energetic Lollipop Hip Hop (who prefers bombing Choiarks with physical music notes) is the tomboy, and serene and peaceful Macadamia Hula Dance (whose dancing summons flowers and [[InvoluntaryDance gets most everyone in the vicinity doing it]]) is the girly girl. In TheMovie, the role of tomboy once again goes to Megumi, who ends up being a knight-in-shining-armor type to Tsumugi-chan, a ballerina princess, who is the girly girl.
** Downplayed in ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' between Haruka and Minami; Haruka may represent strength, but her being gung-ho about tennis stems from her belief that tennis is a sport fit for a princess, and Minami is decidedly a girly girl, representing grace.
* ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'':
** [[{{Shorttank}} Miki Jounouchi]] and [[GenkiGirl Asuka Sugo]] are tomboy and girly girl respectively in the series. Miki is the chief mechanic and Asuka is the acting owner who also serves as the mascot girl of their teams. In addition, Miki likes listening to rock music and Asuka likes shopping.
** Later, Clair Fortran serves as the girly girl (along with Asuka) to Miki's tomboy. She has hints of both of the tropes, as she is the machine designer of the Sugo team.
* ''Manga/HanjukuJoshi'' is a yuri manga about SchoolgirlLesbians Chitose (tomboy) and Yae (girly); Yae is painfully aware that she fits the trope, and dislikes being called "girly" for this reason.
* ''Manga/HelenESP'' has this dynamic between schoolfriends Oguri (tomboy) and Helen(girly).
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'':
** Yuno and Miyako qualify, with Miyako as the extroverted and boyish type and Yuno being much more introverted and soft-spoken.
** And Sae and Hiro. Hiro's description in the character sketch of the manga is "wife material," while Sae is her tomboyish friend who gets jealous when Hiro mentions getting love letters from guys...
* ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'':
** Rei and Saya are both tomboys as compared to Shizuka. Rei is a straightforward example, due to [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11311-43/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-1.html her appearance and temperament]], as well as having been trained in Soujutsu ("spear fighting") by her mother. Saya, on the other hand, is a [[ShortTank Short]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11328-32/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-18.html Tank]], though still [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak somewhat feminine.]] Whereas Shizuka is very feminine, complete with [[GirlyRun girly running]] and being concerned with fashion... [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11312-24/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-2.html even while running for her life from zombies!]]
** Shizuka has another tomboyish counterpart in kendo captain [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11312-8/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-2.html Saeko Busujima]], who puts practicality above everything else (as seen with the aforementioned incident where she rips Shizuka's skirt after the latter trips early on, and she does have a point).
-->'''Saeko: (to Shizuka)''' [[LampshadeHanging "To sit idly by, like a woman, isn't my style."]]
* ''House of the Witch'': A short horror manga story, used this trope. The tall, short-haired tomboy is in love with her basketball coach and suspects he fancies her back, but can't act on this because [[HotForTeacher a student/teacher relationship would be improper]]. Tomboy confides in her tiny, frilly girly-girl best friend, who professes to despise sweaty, muscular men. Come the graduation party, tomboy is thrilled to finally have the chance to make her feelings known, so goes over -- to have the coach interrupt the party to announce his engagement and almost immediate marriage to girly-girl, who had apparently been dating him all along. After that setup, well, it was a horror manga. It went FromBadToWorse.
* ''Manga/IceRevolution'': Uber-{{tomboy}} Masaki and her uber-girly-girl best friend Yui, as well as Masaki's rival Katakura. Ironically Yui was just as much a tomboy as Masaki, but that was before she was struck by ThePowerOfLove.
* ''Anime/KaleidoStar'':
** May Wong shared strong traits of both types, dressing and wearing her hair like a girly girl but acting ''very'' {{Tsundere}} -- so Sora would sometimes be the tomboy and later play the girly girl part.
** During the second part, girly girl Layla gained her very own tomboy when partnered with the playwright and CoolBigSis Cathy Taymor.
** Sora and Rosetta Passel also switched around the tomboy and girly girl roles.
* It's a minor stretch, but the two ActionGirl leading ladies of ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan'' manage to fit in, though each also extends from the stereotypes. Ran fits as the Girly Girl. In spite of being a samurai (her clothes border on {{Bifauxnen}}, but she is not underendowed; her robes are simply loose), she prides herself on being a beautiful woman, and she always dresses neat and has good manners, and her fighting style is almost stereotypical samurai: graceful in motion. In contrast, Myao is the Tomboy. She ''definitely'' looks like a down-in-the-heels vagabond with her travel-worn outfit (she's definitely a woman, but she doesn't make as much a fuss of it as Ran), yet her wild sense of justice means she's usually the one to talk impulsively and jump headlong into mishaps. Plus as a martial artist, she moves like a blur when she's fighting with lots of punches, kicks, and throws.
* ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'': The love triangle variety gets a [[SchoolgirlLesbians lesbian slant]] when [[GenderBender boy-turned-girl]] Hazumu has to choose between ultra-feminine Yasuna and tomboyish Tomari. Since Hazumu is very girlish him/herself, the outcome is pretty much a {{foregone conclusion}} -- at least in the manga.
* ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'': Kyōsuke's younger sisters Kurumi (tomboy) and Manami (girly girl). Madoka and Hikaru began as this as little girls, years before meeting Kyōsuke, but by the time he came into their lives they had switched to LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine.
* ''LightNovel/KoreWaZombieDesuka'' has Seraphim, who is the girly girl to Maelstrom's tomboy (Seraphim's the {{Ojou}}, and Maelstrom's the {{Shorttank}}) and the tomboy to Sarasvati's girly girl.
* In ''Anime/MacrossII'', there was Silvie Gena (AcePilot, BadassDriver), and Ishtar ({{Tsundere}}, IdolSinger).
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':
** {{Those Two G|uys}}irls outspoken {{Tsundere}} of a former bully Alisa and gentle, soft-spoken, former ShrinkingViolet Suzuka. After the TimeSkip, Alisa even cuts her hair short. Unless they're playing sports, whereupon Suzuka reveals a [[MundaneMadeAwesome enthusiasm and strength equivalent to Nanoha in battle]], as Fate found out. Suzuka [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_a_s/v01/c004/15.html "blows Fate out of the sky"]] with a thrown dodgeball. Fate is a high speed, close combat specialist. Suzuka and Alisa seem to be [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship slightly more than just close friends]] as well.
** The third season has [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nanoha-subaru-having-a-gay-old-time-with-teana.jpg Subaru and Teana]] (Teana's the tall one), the former being a GenkiGirl and the latter a {{Tsundere}}. Subaru and her older sister Ginga may work as well, as Ginga wears more conservative clothing than Subaru (who wears shorts and a white bow on her hair) during battle, wearing pants and a black ribbon on her RapunzelHair.
** [[LadyOfWar Signum]] sometimes plays tomboy to [[TeamMom Shamal]]'s girly girl; the former tends to wear shorter skirts or pants and teaches kendo in her spare time, and the latter wears long skirts or dresses (often with a pink apron), and enjoys spending time with neighborhood wives.
** While the two have similar [[EmotionlessGirl near-emotionless personalities]], Numbers cyborg twins Otto and Deed fall into this trope, with Deed having long brown hair and a somewhat feminine appearance and Otto having short hair and being androgynous to the point where viewers and even the other Numbers are unsure of her gender. [[spoiler:When the two join the Saint Church, Deed becomes a nun, wearing a typical habit, while Otto becomes a Deacon and wears a male uniform]].
** Rio and Corona, Vivio's ThoseTwoGuys in ''[=ViVid=]'', and [[GenkiGirl Isis]] and [[TheWoobie Lily]] in ''Force''. Tsuzuki seems to have a [[AuthorAppeal thing for this trope]].
* In the fairytale-esq hentai ''Magical Twilight'', Chipple, despite her {{Moe}} appearance and GirlishPigtails, is the tomboy to slutty Irene's girly girl.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has [[{{Ojou}} Konoka]] and [[{{Samurai}} Setsuna]] -- [[HoYay Les Yay]], with a twist that the girly girl (Konoka) is actually the ''extroverted'' romantic partner and tomboy (Setsuna) the ''shy'' one
* ''Mahou Shounen Majorian'': Lori and Masaru are like this... but subvert it by both being boys. Except in their MagicalGirl forms. Yeah?
* ''Manga/MaiHime'' and ''Manga/MaiOtome'' have three sets: Haruka (tomboy) and Yukino (girly girl), Natsuki and Shizuru, and Chie and Aoi. All three pairs are {{Official Couple}}s in the latter (anime version only; [[Manga/MaiOtome the manga version]] only suggests it with the first two).
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' has a surprising subversion. Hasekura Rei has short hair but is gentle, reads girly novels, loves sightseeing, cooking, and the word "sincerity" (though she ''is'' in the kendo club...). By contrast, after the longhaired Shimazu Yoshino's miraculous surgery allows her to recover from her SoapOperaDisease, she reveals more and more the aggressive, headstrong and {{Tsundere}}-ish personality that loves thriller stories and kendo.
* ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'':
** Miki Koishikawa (tomboy) and Meiko Akizuki (girly). Later, Miki and her ex-rivals in love Arimi Suzuki and Anju Kitahara. Curiously, Anju ''used'' to be a {{Shorttank}} as a kid.
* ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'' has several pairings like this, but the most explicit such pairing is of boisterous, sporty Haruhi Suzumiya (who actually leads a sports team at one point) and sweet, shy Mikuru Asahina. Later on, Haruhi becomes part of two other pairings, once again on the tomboyish side of the spectrum with each; the girly girl in one of them is Sasaki, who [[spoiler:has no desire to take charge of the Anti-SOS Brigade and is in fact a supporting character in its downfall]], and in the other pairing, Haruhi is considerably more boisterous and less moe than her intended successor in the role of SOS Brigade leader, Yasumi Watahashi ([[spoiler:who turns out to be a product of the branching that takes place during the ''Dissociation''/''Surprise'' arc]]).
* ''{{Manga/Nana}}'': The two Nanas fit this trope, as one (Nana Osaki) is a punk rocker and the other (Nana "Hachi" Komatsu) an overly romantic young woman who likes to wear cute dresses. This doesn't prevent them from being extremely close, [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship shy of being actually in love with each other]].
* ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'':
** While they haven't had many opportunities to interact until recently, [[{{Tsundere}} Sakura]] plays the tomboy to [[{{Ojou}} Hinata]]'s girly girl. Sakura herself used to be the ''girly girl'' to Ino's tomboy when they were children.
** Adult version: Princess Tsunade a.k.a. the Fifth Hokage and her apprentice Shizune.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Sohryu Asuka Langley and Hikari Horaki, which is the most stable relationship Asuka has in the entire series. Though Asuka isn't THAT much of a Tomboy, being a HotBlooded {{Tsundere}}, she's still more masculine then Hikari Horaki.
** Misato and Ritsuko are the grown up version of the trope. Not to mention Ritsuko and her assistant Maya Ibuki. [[LipstickLesbian Who's pretty much in love with Ritsuko]].
* ''Anime/NieaUnder7'': Niea and Mayuko have some of this dynamic, although it's perhaps more "{{Jerkass}} And Kindhearted Girl".
* ''Oniyuri-san and Himeyuri-san'': A {{yuri|Genre}} one-shot (?) manga is about a pair in a secret romantic relationship. [[RedOniBlueOni The title]] [[FlowerMotifs says]] [[HimeCut it]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses all]].
* ''Manga/OniisamaE'' has Tomoko and Nanako, as well as Rei and Fukiko. [[BifauxnenAndLadette Rei and Kaoru, however, are other story.]] And so are [[LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine Mariko and Nanako]]. Mariko and Kaoru fit in here as well.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has Renge Houshakuji, the resident LargeHam (on par with Tamaki Suoh, if not moreso) and CosplayOtakuGirl, as the tomboy, and Haruhi Fujioka, the gender-neutral and somewhat reluctant {{Bifauxnen}} undergoing a TwelfthNightAdventure, as the girly girl. However, they tend to switch roles with each other rather frequently and straddle the line more often than not. This particularly shows in one scene when Haruhi is showing Renge how to make cookies, and while Renge ends up [[LethalChef screwing her batch up]], Haruhi's batch is done just right. As a flip side example, Chapter 5 shows Renge acting more like a hopeless romantic in a cameo appearance, and at the end of the chapter it takes Haruhi putting her foot down hard for the twins to stop fighting.
* ''Anime/OutlawStar'': [[CuteBruiser Aisha Clan Clan]], a hot tempered, hard drinking Ctarl Ctarl cat girl always looking for a fight, and [[LadyofWar "Twilight" Suzuka]], an elegantly dressed and graceful assassin.
* In ''Anime/PetitePrincessYucie'' there is some of this dynamic between rough-edged Beth and her [[{{moe}} overly cute]] fairy assistant Belbel.
* ''{{Anime/Piano}}'': Matsubara Yuuki (pictured above) is on her school's track team and is extremely outgoing. Her best friend and main character Nomura Miu is shy, introverted and prefers playing the piano.
* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'':
** During the single time they interacted together, Misty and May fit fairly well. May, however, played the tomboy to Dawn's girly-girl when they interacted. Dawn played the girly-girl again, this time to Iris, in the next series.
** Also, Misty and Sakura-chan, with their interactions bordering in RomanticTwoGirlFriendship for some.
** The villainesses (and sisters) from ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'', Annie and Oakley.
** Zoey and Dawn. They practically border on [[HoYay/{{Pokemon}} Les Yay]]!
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'':
** Sakuno Ryuzaki and Tomoka Osakada. To some degree, Sakuno and An Tachibana too.
** In the sisters league, the twins Kurumi and Narumi Iijyuin also shared these dynamics.
** The lead girls in the ''Doki doki survival'' {{dating sim}}s are like this too. Ayaka from ''Umibe no secret'' is a {{Shorttank}} and the tomboy, whereas Tsugumi from ''Sanroku no Mystic'' is a {{dojikko}} and the girly girl (Ironically, the tomboyish Ayaka wears a skirt and sandals whereas the dainty Tsugumi wears jeans and sneakers). And in the story, they're childhood best friends like Tomoka and Sakuno.
* ''Anime/ProjectAKo'':
** A-ko Magami is the [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl powerhouse daughter]] of [[spoiler: Superman and Wonder Woman]], while her rival, [[TheSmartGuy B-ko Daitokuji]] is a mega [[RichBitch Rich]] AlphaBitch, who's just as strong, despite her feminine appearance and mannerism. In ''"Cinderella Rhapsody"'' she even [[spoiler: briefly fights A-ko, ''without'' [[ChainmailBikini Akagiyama-23]]]]!
** [[TheCutie C-ko Kotobuki]] is also girly when compared to A-ko, and shifts between being her constant companion, and DamselInDistress when the plot calls for it.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** Akane and Kasumi Tendō are the sister version, with Akane as the tomboy (who wants to be girly girl) and Kasumi as the girly girl. Curiously, Akane is the girly girl when it comes to rivals-in-love territory and Kasumi is replaced by Ukyō Kuonji, and is back to tomboy status when we go to her ''other'' rivals, Shampoo and Kodachi.
** Also, whenever Ranma spends any prolonged length of time [[GenderBender as a girl]], she and Akane naturally end up gravitating into these roles (despite [[{{Jerkass}} Ranma's accusations]] that Akane is unfeminine). The girls change which side of this trope they fall on at the drop of a hat, but they still gravitate to the extremes.
* ''Manga/RozenMaiden'': Suiseiseki and Souseiseki, the twins. Interestingly, though, the combative {{tsundere}} is the girly one and the calm mediator is the {{bokukko}}. Revealed to be played straight later on, when it is revealed that Suiseiseki tries to avoid fighting in the Alice Game as much as possible, with Souseiseki being the combative one.
* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'': Lime is the Girly Girl to Bloodberry's Tomboy, and the Tomboy to Cherry's Girly Girl.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Usagi has this with her best friend Naru early on in the series. [[GenkiGirl Usagi]] is an ActionGirl who fills her time spare with comic books and video games, [[BigEater eats a lot]] and [[LethalChef is a terrible cook]]. She thinks of [[TheCutie Naru]], who is often a DamselInDistress, as a more ideal woman, even referring to her as a "princess".
** [[{{Bifauxnen}} Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus]] and [[{{Ojou}} Michiru Kaiou/Sailor Neptune]]. Haruka has BoyishShortHair, is a gifted athlete and fights with a sword, while Michiru is a refined and elegant lady who plays the violin. They're also an OfficialCouple.
** In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], Minako and Rei had this dynamic, with volleyball-playing battle expert Minako as the tomboyish one and elegant and graceful {{Miko}} Rei as the feminine one. Oddly, in [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon the live-action]], due to AdaptationPersonalityChange, it becomes more the other way around.
** While Makoto and Ami are generally close friends and foils, both are usually too much of a mix of boyish and girly traits to fit. In the live-action, though, Makoto is an outright tomboy who plays basketball and eschews girly things and Ami gets a GirlinessUpgrade, complete with more feminine hair, and is now shyer than ever.
** With Usagi's SocialCircleFiller, [[BoyishShortHair Kuri]] was the tomboy to [[LongHairIsFeminine Yumiko]]'s girly girl. It even shows in how they dress out of school uniform.
* ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'': The first MagicalGirl show. Sally's best friends were {{Ojou}} Sumire Hasegawa and the {{Shorttank}} Yoshiko "Yocchan" Hanamura
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'': Mikoto Suo is essentially [[OneOfTheBoys 'the guy']] among her group of friends. She's the most athletic girl at the school [[BoobsOfSteel and it shows]], given she's trained in Kenpo[[note]]alongside Hannai, who is her sparring partner[[/note]], since childhood. [[TheOjou Eri Sawaichika]] comes from a distinguished and wealthy family, thus, is more concerned with appearances and dresses accordingly. Also, while generally kindhearted, she's {{tsundere}} (default mood, dere-dere); especially when it comes to Harima (where she usually switches to "tsun-tsun").
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' actually inverts this somewhat, with Anna as the more feminine one appearance-wise but far more aggressive and assertive than ShrinkingViolet Tamao, who could easily be mistaken for a boy depending on what she's wearing.
* ''{{Shiki}}'': Kaori, who has plain brown hair and is never seen wearing any dresses besides her school uniform, plays the tomboy to RoseHairedSweetie Megumi, who's interested in fashion and boys. Of the adults, there's tomboy Kanami, a woman who lives alone except for her mother and generally wears pants, and girly girl Motoko, a housewife with several children who is always shown in dresses.
* ''{{Manga/Simoun}}'', unsurprisingly, has several such pairs. Rodoreamon and Mamiina embody this trope to a T, and Neviril is paired with not one but ''three'' different tomboyish partners (Amuria, Paraietta, and Aaeru), among others.
* ''Starlight Angel'': In the Anime/RobotCarnival sequence, a Tomboy and Girly Girl duet are seen enjoying a trip to a theme park.
* ''Manga/StrawberryShakeSweet'' plays with the trope: tall, slightly androgynous Ran has a sweet and gentle disposition: Julia is the energetic, aggresive one despite her long hair and overall feminine looks.
* ''LightNovel/TelepathyShoujoRan'' has the sporty and short-haired Ran with the somewhat more elegant, long-haired Midori. They both like to wear dresses, though.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' has Ryoko and Ayeka, with the former being a {{Ladette}}, who used to be the Galaxy Police's "Most Wanted" SpacePirate. While Ayeka is [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses the crown princess]] of Planet Jurai which is reflected [[RoyalBrat in her mannerism.]] Needless to say, their personalities often clash, [[LoveTriangle especially when it comes to Tenchi]] [[spoiler: though [[CharacterDevelopment they eventually set aside their differences and become close friends]]]].
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'': CuteBruiser and MotorMouth [[GenkiGirl Pudding/Bu-Ling ]] is tomboyish next to the other girls [[NaiveEveryGirl Ichigo]], [[TheChick Lettuce]], [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Zakuro]], and especially [[ProperLady Mint]]. As far as the initial trio is concerned, Ichigo herself is the tomboy to Mint and Lettuce's girly girls.
* ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': Hikaru and Maria play the trope, subverting it slightly, in one of the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' sequels. Hikaru is very feminine -and later a still kinds girlish ActionGirl-, and she switches from flowing dresses to pants and miniskirts [[AdrenalineMakeover as the story progresses.]] Maria, on the other hand, is a tomboy and a BikerBabe {{Tsundere}} constantly and consistently wears dresses and skirts. Not matter what, they are good friends.
* The ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' anime. Pai Chan and Sarah Bryant are portrayed somewhat like this, with Pai being quite tomboyish and Sarah being quite the opposite, while both being more or less capable fighters (despite Sarah's beginning as a FauxActionGirl of sorts).
** OTOH, in the original game Sarah was the tomboy and Pai was the girly girl.
* ''{{Anime/Witchblade}}''. Another adult example is [[PunchClockHero Masane]] and [[HotScientist Reina]] [[spoiler: They are [[CheerfulChild Rihoko]]'s adoptive and biological [[ActionMom mothers]] respectively.]]
* ''Yami no Shihosha Judge'': We met up with the {{Tsundere}}, Nanase, and the fearful wants-to-do-good girl, Keiko Yamamoto.... [[spoiler: this would have to be an aversion of VasquezAlwaysDies]].
* In ''{{Manga/Yotsuba}}'', there's two pairs of these:
** Ena has long hair, always wears cute dresses and plays with teddy bears, while Miura is jokingly called a boy by the other characters. This is subverted in that Ena is much more willing to handle "slimy" animals than Miura, who completely loses it when approached with a frog -- and then there was the [[NoCartoonFish fishing trip]]. Also subverted by portraying girly Ena as the Good Girl, with Miura being something of a JerkAss.
** Ena's older sister Asagi is conventionally beautiful, with waist-length hair, while her friend Torako wears short hair and skinny jeans. They're also the couple identified as having [[HoYay Les Yay]] by some fans.
* ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'': There's the feminine WrenchWench Miyuki and the physically powerful Natsumi as a pair of buddy cops. Poor Natsumi has admitted that Aoi (who is really [[TransSexual a trans person]]) is more feminine than she is.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': [[{{Shorttank}} Téa Gardner/Anzu Mazaki]] is the tomboy to [[IllGirl Serenity/Shizuka Kawai]]'s (or [[AscendedExtra Miho Nosaka]]'s in the Toei series) girly girl.
* ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima'' has [[{{Tsundere}} Louise]] as the tomboy to any of the other girls, like Siesta, but she's a girly girl compared to Agnes. Also, Agnes and Princess Henrietta.
* Played with in ''Manga/AnoKoNiKisuToShirayuriWo'' with Mizuki and Moe, respectively runner and manager of a tracking team. Mizuki cut her hair [[InvokedTrope to give this effect when she is seen with the "cute" Moe]], but the latter is actually much more blunt and shameless, while Mizuki is quite shy and easily embarrassed.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The two great loves of [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]]'s life, Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy, at least during the era where Gwen [[ILetGwenStacyDie was alive.]] Gwen wears miniskirts, go-go boots and headbands, thinks often about boys, was the "beauty queen of Standard high", and often plays the role of the damsel in distress. Mary Jane wears jeans and t-shirts, is a free spirit who shies from commitment, has taken on bad guys on her own, is brass and bold and extroverted, and seems to live to have fun. This is contrary to their portrayals in a number of adaptations.
* DC Comics. Beatriz/Fire & Tora/Ice play around with the trope. While Beatriz is much bolder and more extroverted than Tora, she hardly disdains so-called "girly" things; she even had a stint as a musical showgirl back in Brazil. Likewise shy, sweet Tora had no idea many of the "girly" things even existed until introduced to them... by Beatriz.
* ''Tomboy'', an obscure 1950s superheroine has the secret identity of "perfect little lady" Janie Jackson.
* ''Vixen's Keep'' A furry comic. One of the plot lines is the relationship of two female warriors, one of whom is a feminine vixen whose fighting skills are inadequate and a tough rabbit warrior who disdained traditional feminine pursuits. Eventually, the pair find they can help each other with the rabbit teaching the Vixen to fight more effectively. In return, the Vixen helps the rabbit to dance since she was missing out dancing with the Vixen's brother, and is successful even if she had to describe the moves in terms of combat ("First, your sword arm, then your shield arm and repeat...)
* The ''Comicbook/NewMutants'' hairstyles and power sets aside, [[PsychicPowers Dani]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Rahne]] fit this quite well. The [[HoYay/XMen romantic]] aspect is still up in the air.
* ComicBook/LesLegendaires has girly MagicalGirl [[BadassPrincess Jadina]] and tomboyish [[OurElvesAreBetter Elven]] [[ElementalPowers Elemental-powered]] [[ActionGirl Shimy]]. While both actually are good at fighting, Jadina is portrayed as overly girly in the first books to the point of comedy. Ironically enough, the two of them ''hate'' each other... [[VitriolicBestBuds sort of]].
* Molly Hayes and Klara Prast of the ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}''. Molly's a CuteBruiser who's become notorious for punching some of the toughest, manliest anti-heroes in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse over embarrassingly vast distances. Klara's [[GreenThumb a plant-controller]] who ties up bad guys in vines and then turns them into living floral arrangements.
* ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'': Kate, although she's handy at asskicking, is wealthy, graceful, and feminine in quote a lot of ways. She plays the girly girl to the tough-talking, surly, rather violent America.
* ''ComicBook/NewMutants'': ComicBook/KittyPryde and ComicBook/IllyanaRasputin are subversion. Both are kick butt girly girls.
* Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge from ''Franchise/ArchieComics''. Tomboy Betty is a WrenchWench with a TomboyishPonytail who enjoys and is good at various sports. Girly girl Veronica is TheFashionista and a LovableAlphaBitch who criticizes Betty for her tomboy ways. They play with the trope, though, as Betty [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak likes wearing pretty dresses]], [[NiceGuy is sweet, kind and caring]] and [[FeminineWomenCanCook has great]] [[TextileWorkIsFeminine domestic skills]], while Veronica [[{{Tsundere}} is very hot-tempered]] and [[LethalChef can't cook to save her life]].
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[[folder:Fanfic]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' snd ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' {{Crossover}} fanfic ''Fanfic/AShadowOfTheTitans'', Jade and Jinx fit these roles respectively. Jade hates girly stuff like dresses, while Jinx wears a skirt and is more openly feminine (and, according to TT canon, likes unicorns). Ironically, they seem to have an OddFriendship going on.
* FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi features three sets- First, there is [[Anime/SailorMoon Usagi and Rei]], then there is [[{{Crossover}} Mercury and Cathy]], then there is [[VideoGame/DungeonKeeper Eline and Venna]].
* FanFic/OnePieceParallelWorks: Yuki-Rin and Aki. While Aki loves [[{{Qipao}} pretty Chinese dresses]], is usually concerned about her appearance, loves to be with her boyfriend, Heathcliffe, and is a weaker fighter, Yuki-Rin is a great fighter with a katana, loves to explore new islands, and fully embraces and supports her pirate lifestyle.
* FanFic/TheSecretLifeOfTheBackyardKids {{Shorttank}} Sam, Achmed's {{Love Interest|s}}, and SmittenTeenageGirl Angela, who is head-over-heels in love with Jorge.
* ''FanFic/FutariWaPrettyCureDragon'' has a pairing like this, and surprisingly for a "Futari wa" series, only one in the pairing is a Cure--the girly girl, Susan Chan. Her tomboyish counterpart is Rica Watson, who plays the part of BadassNormal to the Cures in several of their adventures.
* ''FanFic/RhythmicPrettyCure'' just loves playing with this:
** Tsumugi (Tomboy), a martial artist, and Saeko (Girly Girl) a ballerina. Normally, it doesn't get any simpler than that; however, there are no less than three things that keep it from being ''that'' simple:
*** Tsumugi has RapunzelHair tied in [[GirlishPigtails twintails]], and Saeko has BoyishShortHair;
*** Tsumugi is the second-best chef among the Cures, while Saeko's cooking is simply passable; and
*** Tsumugi has the flashier and more graceful finisher (Passion Pirouette), and Saeko has the sportier and more powerful finisher (Rolling Thunder).
** Izumi (Tomboy) and Yukari (Girly Girl), two of Tsumugi's friends from the girls' school they and Saeko went to before Altair. Their respective tastes in fashion (Izumi even wears the boys' uniform as an Altair student) make it obvious; however, Izumi is more of a bookworm than anything, and Yukari is one of the best infielders on the Altair Tigers baseball team.
** Hikari (Tomboy) and Yasu (Girly Girl), ThoseTwoGirls in Saeko's dance class. Hikari is also into karate (and is in fact Hitomi and Tsumugi's classmate in their karate class), and Yasu's taste in fashion is more varied; however, while Hikari is an all-rounder in her dance class, Yasu's style as a ballet dancer is noticeably more masculine than that of any of her female classmates.
* [[EnsembleDarkhorse Lyra and Bon Bon]] from any ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic.
** Rarity/Applejack and Fluttershy/Rainbow Dash (or vice versa) can be built around this too. [[CuteBookworm Twilight Sparkle]] and [[GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie]] can fit either role, DependingOnTheWriter.
* Many of these are shown in the ''[[FanFic/{{HorseshoesAndHandGrenades}} Horseshoes and Hand Grenades]]'' stories. These include:
** ''Month of Sundays'': [[HugeSchoolgirl Rumi Egawa]] being the tomboy to both [[CameraFiend Mari Yamamoto]] and [[TheCheerleader Jun Shigeno]]. Satonaka and Hina also carry their relationship from OOO.
** ''[=SplitxEnd=]'' Yayoi (Tomboy) and Koyomi (Girly Girl)
* ''Fanfic/HolidayVacation'' and ''Fanfic/LuckyStarAfterStory'' has Mariko Aratani (tomboy) and Chiyoko Sakamoto (girly girl), [[HeterosexualLifePartners who have actually been best friends]] [[TrueCompanions since 1996]].
* In the MegaCrossover fanfic ''Fanfic/ErinsTotalMagicalAdventure'', [[PerkyGoth Sylvia]] and [[AnIcePerson Selene]] fit these roles respectively. Sylvia hates girly stuff like dresses and prefers wearing [[SkirtOverSlacks a skirt over her pants]], and kicks butt, while Selene wears dresses aside of her standard outfit, which has pants, and is more openly feminine, likes cute stuff.
** Also, Selene's [[SplitPersonality alternate personality]], [[PassionateSportsGirl Artemis]] is a stubborn, brash and feisty jock, while Mike's alternate personality, Svetlana is a perky, Olympic Gymnast who wears lipstick and mascara.
** Coco wears pink comes from a rich family and is interested on fashion and hates being dirty, and her main outfit is skimpy, Hollie, on the other hand, is a shy and klutz, CuteBookworm, wears blue and her main outfit has sneakers.
* Sisters Mei and Kyoshi from the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fic ''FanFic/KyoshiRising''; Mei is the girlier of the two, eagerly dressing up for special occasions and acting like a proper lady, while Kyoshi is an Earthbender who has a serious aversion to being dressed up and would much rather stay at home and work on the farm.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'': [[RebelliousPrincess Princess Merida]] (Hobbies include archery, horse archery, the sword, and rock climbing) and [[TheHighQueen Queen Elinor]] (who has been pressing weaving, manners, and other elegant pursuits on the former her whole life to little avail).
* Princess Anna (tomboy) and Queen Elsa (girly girl) in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Stretchy badass mother, Helen, and her daughter, the shy, boy crazy inviso-girl Violet.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': Tigress, the hotheaded leader of the Furious Five, and Viper, the calmest and least aggressive member.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': Gun-wielding, tough-as-nails DrillSergeantNasty Tamora Jean Calhoun and cute, energetic PluckyGirl Vanellope Von Schweetz. It's worth noting that Vanellope is a bit of a {{Tomboy}} herself (aspires to be a race car driver, climbs trees, [[LittleMissSnarker snarks]] at her PunchClockVillain best friend Ralph), although she still very girly compared to Calhoun. On the flip side, Vanellope plays the {{Tomboy}} to the other female characters in the video game she lives in, who are all flamboyantly-dressed Girly Girls.
* Jessie the [[GenkiGirl rambunctious]] BadassAdorable cowgirl is the Tomboy to sweet, [[TheFashionista fashionable]] TeamMom Barbie doll in ''Disney/ToyStory3''.
* Aloof adrenaline junkie [=GoGo=] Tomago (tomboy) and bubbly fashionista Honey Lemon (girly girl) in ''Disney/BigHero6''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Jane is the rollerskating, sarcastic Tomboy to Sasha's Girly Girl who always carries her dolly.
* ''Disney/Pocahontas'' had tomboyish leading lady Pocahontas and her girly, [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]] BFF, Nakoma.
* Sisters Marianne and Dawn from ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic''. Dawn is boy-crazy and bubbly, being a {{Princess Classic}}. Marianne is a {{Tomboy Princess}} who would much rather be out sword fighting than going to a ball. Despite their differences, they care for each other greatly.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* This concept is basically the entire plot of ''Film/BendItLikeBeckham''. The two female leads, Jess and Jules, are {{tomboy}}s, but their parents want them to be girly girls like their mothers are. While Jess's parents just think it's un-lady like, Jules's mom [[MistakenForGay mistakenly thinks]] Jules is a [[ButchLesbian lesbian]].
* ''Film/{{Bound}}'' has a classic LipstickLesbian and ButchLesbian [[QueerRomance pairing]].
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'': Allison, the tomboyish basket case, and Claire, the girly princess.
* ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'' features the rivalry between the super slut ''rich man's'' niece, Lacy, and the {{Tsundere}} with the Eastern European accent, Maggie.
* Both the [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory 1971]] and [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005]] adaptations of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' have Violet and Veruca playing these roles.
* ''{{Film/Enchanted}}'': Career woman Nancy with the pantsuits and glasses, versus Giselle who wears frilly dresses, gets Robert's house clean and tidy, and dreams only of her true love.
* ''The Girls Room'' had this as the basis for the tension between two college roomies. One's a girlish uptight southern belle, and the other a tough as nails promiscuous pseudo goth.
* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'': Scarlett O'Hara and Melanie Wilkes. Scarlett's the tough one who shoots enemy soldiers in the face and claws her way tooth and nail to success and wealth, while Melanie's the nice, agreeable "goody goody" who uses kindness and diplomacy to deal with adversity.
* ''Film/{{Hitch}}'' has sweet heiress Allegra Cole and the no nonsense gossip water motorcycle-riding columnist Sara Melas.
* In ''{{Film/Holiday}}'', Linda is the tomboy to Julia's girly girl. Both women are attractive and fashionable, but Julia plays up her feminine charm, whereas Linda is direct and intelligent. See also the "Theatre" entry.
* Both women in ''Film/TheHoliday'' are suffering from heartache. Workaholic Amanda is so cold she can't cry when she discovers that her live-in boyfriend has cheated on her, while Iris is distraught when she learns that Jasper Bloom, the object of Iris' unrequited love, is engaged after he announces it at the office Christmas party.
* ''Literature/InHerShoes'' has Rose, a plain and serious lawyer who is protective of her younger sister Maggie despite her flaws. Maggie is a free spirit who knows how to entice a man.
* ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn'' has two examples of this trope: the traditional, family-oriented Dottie Hinson and her rugged, rough-and-tumble sister Kit Keller; and the seductive, flirtatious Mae Mordabito and her foul-mouthed friend Doris Murphy.
* ''Little Darlings'' has this, with rich girl Ferris and tough, streetwise Angel.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' film trilogy has the headstrong warrior princess Eowyn, and the soft-spoken, beautiful Elf Arwen.
* ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse, [[TheMovie the Motion Picture]]'' contrasted Eternian war goddess, Teela, with a simple earth girl, Julie.
* Maggie's two daughters in ''Film/TheMissing'' are this- the older girl Lily can't wait to leave the farm she grew up on, wears a pretty dress while she slaughters a cow for dinner, and is more fragile in personality than little sister Dot, who wears pants and isn't bothered at all by the tough traveling faced when they search for Lily.
* The Olsen twins:
** ''Film/BillboardDad'': Mary-Kate Olsen plays Tess Tyler, a girl who likes to cook and is the best member of the high diving team. She says it's the next best thing to the ballerina that their mom was. Ashley plays her boy crazy twin sister Emily, who enjoys surfing.
** ''Film/ItTakesTwo'': Mary-Kate Olsen is Amanda Lemmon, an orphan who plays street ball and resents having to act lady-like to get adopted while Alyssa Callaway (played by Ashley Olsen) is like a little princess, coming home from her boarding school's piano recital competition, expecting to meet her wealthy father at the airport but it's the butler instead.
* ''Film/TheParentTrap'':
** Both the original and the remake contain the [[PolarOppositeTwins twins]] variant but more so in the Hayley Mills (1961) version.
** In the Creator/LindsayLohan (1998) version there's the determined American, Hallie Parker, and the proper Brit, Annie James.
* ''Film/RememberTheTitans'': Sheryl Yoast and Nikki Boone. While both of their fathers are high school football coaches, Sheryl knows enough about football to coach the team herself, and it's practically all she thinks about, while Nikki is mostly concerned with her nails and dolls.
* Tomboy Film/{{Selena}} (likes playing outdoors) and girly girl Suzette (does not want to play drums because "girls didn't play drums").
* ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful'': Tomboyish {{Bifauxnen}} Watts and Amanda, who is SoBeautifulItsACurse.
* ''Film/SpiderMan3'' has a brief meeting between Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy. While neither of the girls fit these molds completely, MJ (who "loves digusting spiders") is played as the Tomboy to Gwen's (who has "polished fingernails") Girly Girl.
* In ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' there's Dizzy who loves to fight, play rough sports, and joins the Mobile Infantry and Carmen, who would rather avoid direct combat by being a pilot, and was more of a bookworm before she joined the service.
* ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'': There's the beautiful and popular Bianca Stratford ([[HeyItsThatGuy Larisa]] [[Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack Oleynik]]), who is shallow and conceited, pitted against her sister, Kat (Creator/JuliaStiles), who is an ill-tempered school outcast who desperately wants to leave town to go to college and gets accused of being a [[ButchLesbian lesbian]] because of her [[DoesNotLikeMen boy hating attitude]] (though [[HatesEveryoneEqually she's not much nicer to girls]]) .
* ''Times Square'': Nicky and Pamela, the teenage runaway protagonists. Nicky's a rough-edged, self-sufficient punk rocker who's been in trouble with the law, Pamela's a cute, rather quiet rich girl who writes poetry.
* Laure, in contrast with her girly little sister Jeanne in the French movie ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHebAaxnxKM&feature=channel_video_title Tomboy]]''.
%% * Yukio and Mariko in ''Film/TheWolverine''.
* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'': Liz isn't particularly tomboyish in the first film, but with her [[SnarkKnight snarky]] attitude and combat boots becomes the tomboy to the [[TrueBlueFemininity regal]], [[ProperLady demure]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]] Nuala in the sequel.
* ''Film/NowAndThen'': Roberta and Chrissy. To a lesser degree, [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], [[TheSmartGuy smart girl]] Sam and flirty, [[AttentionWhore attention whoring]] glamour girl Teeny.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'': While both [[ActionGirl Action Girls]] who love cars, Mikaela Banes is good at fixing them and isn't afraid to use weapons, while secretary-turned-ambassador Carly is never seen without heels and a dress.
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* ''Literature/AfterDark'' has beautiful fashion-model Eri and her little intelligent sister with short hair and tomboyish characteristics, Mari. This Trope is {{subverted|Trope}}, though. They have drifted ''way'' apart and "have lived two different lives" in the same house.
* ''Literature/AllAmericanGirl'': Sisters Sam and Lucy, though Sam is more artsy than tomboyish. They have a third sister who's a child prodigy, but she's less important to the plot.
* The ''Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection'' has Felicity as the tomboy and her friend Elizabeth as the girly-girl, and the same with Kit and Ruthie.
* ''Snow-White and Rose-Red'' from the fairy tales of Creator/TheBrothersGrimm:
-->''Rose-Red loved to run about the fields and meadows, and to pick flowers and catch butterflies; but Snow-White sat at home with her mother and helped her in the household, or read aloud to her when there was no work to do.''
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': Lucy and Susan Pevensie. After being crowned they're even given the names Queen Lucy The Valiant and Queen Susan the Gentle -- Corin tells Shasta that Lucy fights in wars [[{{Shorttank}} just like a boy]] and Susan is more like a gentlewoman, despite ''both'' being great archers. Also, [[RebelliousPrincess Aravis]] and her best friend [[{{Ojou}} Lasaraleen]] in ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy''\\\
With Lucy and Susan, there have been UnfortunateImplications and accusations against author Creator/CSLewis of sexism on account of how this reflects their attitudes later (yet these accusations reek of RealWomenDontWearDresses). Lewis was accused of portraying femininity, or even [[FreudWasRight female sexuality]], as a bad thing because Lucy, the tomboy, always believes in Narnia and Aslan, while girly girl Susan no longer believes after growing up; lines in ''Literature/TheLastBattle'' say Susan is "no longer a friend of Narnia" and interested "in nothing nowadays except nylons and lipstick and invitations". [[HateDumb Never mind]] how Susan's maturity and sexuality are [[TheHighQueen clearly presented as]] ''[[TheHighQueen good]]'' things in ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' and that there are plenty of strong female characters throughout the series.
* ''Literature/DestinedToLead'':
** Tomboy : Kajiya - Not only is she the only girl in her tribe to wear pants, she's headstrong, and completely disregards every gender-associated rule without repercussion, due to the fact she's a [[TheChosenOne magik.]]
** Girly Girl : Ainee - Her dress is long and flowing, just as any woman's should be- and while she's probably their planet's first feminist, she still abides by the rules and accepted conventions,(with attitude of course,) choosing to become a healer.
* ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'' by Creator/SMStirling. The tomboy and the girly girl are a couple: Tiphaine d'Ath and her long-time lover Delia de Stafford. Tiphaine is a DarkActionGirl and the toughest woman in the male-dominated Protectorate, dresses in male garb (generally forbidden to Protectorate women, wears her hair as short as she can get away with, and doesn't like children. Delia is inept at combat (which she attempted exactly once, to aid Tiphaine), dresses very femininely and fashionably, wears her hair long and lush, and adores babies. They're inseparable.
* ''Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon'': Tomboy Ilse is rowdy, tough, and very direct. Girly girl Emily is more emotional, introspective, and more concerned with her appearance.
* ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'' [[PolarOppositeTwins twins]]: the ActionGirl huntress Belphoebe and the ProperLady DamselInDistress Amoret. Although, the two were SeparatedAtBirth and only meet briefly in the poem. Amoret and her SweetPollyOliver best friend Britomart might be a better example.
* ''Literature/TheFamousFive'': Anne was the girly-girl, always cooking and cleaning for the others. George just wanted to have fun like the boys did.
* Emiya Kiritsugu was [[IWorkAlone never part of the Servant-Master dynamic]] in ''LightNovel/FateZero''. Instead Saber, [[{{Bifauxnen}} not just a tomboy]], paired up with his wife Irisviel.
* ''Literature/FriedGreenTomatoesAtTheWhistleStopCafe'': Idgie Threadgoode (TheLadette) and Ruth Jamison (kind, pretty ProperLady Sunday school teacher).
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has Ginny Weasley and Fleur Delacor. While there are many Tomboys and Girly Girls in the ''Harry Potter'' books, this is the most pronounced, especially in the sixth book when the two are forced to room together. Fleur is beautiful, has a magic that entrances men, and thinks about romance and clothes all the time. Ginny is a tomboy who likes sports and her signature spell is the Bat Bogey Hex. A BettyAndVeronica example are Ron's two love interests in the series: [[RomanticFalseLead Lavender Brown]] and Hermione. Lavender is a ditzy GenkiGirl and [[GossipyHens gossipy hen]]. She is far more flirty and sexually confident than Hermione, who is OneOfTheBoys and an ActionGirl of the BadassBookworm variation.
* ''{{Literature/Heidi}}'': Tomboy Heidi liked being outdoors and playing with the goats, snuck some kittens and a turtle into the Sessemann house, and often asked impertinent questions. Girly Girl Klara had no issue with staying indoors, was always prim and proper -- and somebody had to motivate her to be outdoors and try to walk again.
* Annie Barrows's ''Ivy & Bean'' series is about an unlikely friendship formed from this.
* ''Literature/JenniferTheJerkIsMissing'': Brave babysitter, Amy, and bratty DamselInDistress, Jen.
* ''LightNovel/KamikazeGirls'': Momoko is a [[SubculturesInJapan sweet lolita]] who hates sports, but loves shopping and cake. Ichiko/Ichigo is a tough (on the outside at least), if somewhat childish, Yanki biker girl. They are the "best friends" variety of this trope.
* Louisa May Alcott loves this trope, apparently:
** ''Literature/LittleWomen'': This is the main constrast between [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry Jo and Amy]], since the first chapter. Jo is a rebellious, headstrong SpiritedYoungLady with a fiery temper who finds sentimentality utterly repellent and generally rejects female values and convention. Amy is a vain, spoiled artistic beauty, obsessed with her appearance, who aspires to be the perfect ProperLady and marry a rich man.
** In the first sequel ''Little Men'': Jo's pupil Annie aka Naughty Nan and Meg's older daughter Daisy.
** Ten years later in ''Jo's Boys'': Meg's other daughter [[{{Expy}} Josie]] and Amy's daughter
* ''Literature/TheMillOnTheFloss'': Tomboy central character Maggie Tulliver, girly-girl cousin Lucy Deane. The original instance of this trope? Or, perhaps, the first case in which this trope is a major plot driver in a long work in which the tomboy is the hero?
* ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'':
** Main character Vin actually manages to be this dynamic ''all by herself''. As a spy for the rebellion, she has two distinct personas -- Vin the tomboyish ActionGirl assassin, and Valette the girly-girl noblewoman -- both of which reflect some degree of her actual personality. By the third book she's largely reconciled them, and the result approaches LadyOfWar.
** Also, in the second book there's a more traditional example, with Vin as tomboy to [[TheChick Allrianne's]] girly girl.
* The same author's ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' toys with this one- two of the three main POV characters are a pair of sister princesses. Vivenna, the older, is dignified, elegant, and traditional, while younger sister Siri is a wild and rebellious tomboy. As the book progresses, though, the roles are reversed as Siri gets an ArrangedMarriage to a GodEmperor and gets tied up in a political intrigue storyline, while Vivenna ends up an outcast on the streets and by the end is well on her way to becoming and ActionGirl.
%% * Clary and Isabelle in ''Literature/MortalInstruments''. Played with in that Clary starts out as TheChick and evolves into a DamselOutOfDistress while Isabelle is a {{Badass}} ActionGirl.
* ''Literature/OurOnlyMayAmelia'' has tomboy May Amelia who dislikes dresses, and girly girl Emma who is always well dressed and very prim and proper.
* ''Literature/PhantomsReckoning 2'' has [[Main/TheBigGuy Makoto Guererro]], who's toughened up from living on the streets and fights with mainly her strength, and [[Main/TheChick Kaori Koiboto]], who has a sweet and friendly persona and the least physically strong member of the group, but also the CombatMedic.
* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'': Eldest sister Jane Bennet is sweet and elegant and the Austenverse's resident ProperLady. Her closest companion is her younger sister Elizabeth, a SnarkKnight who engages in more physical exercise than the rest of the sisters put together, thinking nothing of a three-mile walk through muddy fields and not caring a jot for the condition of her petticoat as a result.
* ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'': Violet specifically rejects modern technology and parts of the culture because she feels it is depriving girls of their ''girlness'', she was a member of a Jane Austen-inspired clique and even dressed the part. [=2Face=] is a hardcore survivalist perfectly willing to let someone else (except possibly Edward) die if it means her own survival, an athlete and it was hinted [[spoiler:that she started the fire that caused her facial scars]]. Whether or not they get along usually depends on the situation; they don't appear to like each other much, but usually end up on the same side inside the larger group. l).
* ''Literature/{{Shirley}}'' by Charlotte Bronte: Shirley is a tomboy, Caroline Helstone is a girly girl.
* Literature/SisterhoodSeries by Creator/FernMichaels: Kathryn Lucas (tomboy) and Yoko Akia (girly girl). Well, actually, just about every female character is a girly girl when compared to Kathryn.
* ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'': In the fifteenth light novel, oddly enough, the Demon Lords Greater Beast and Deep Sea form such a pair. Greater Beast has short hair and mannish clothes, while Deep Sea has long hair and a fancy dress. Contrary to prior {{Fanon}} speculation, they actually seem to get along with each other just fine.
* ''Literature/SomeoneElsesWar'' has two pairs: [[IronWoobie Ruth]] and [[PluckyGirl Eliza]] and [[OneOfTheBoys Jade]] and [[ShrinkingViolet Nyumba]]. Ruth and Eliza are a particularly interesting case of this trope: Ruth is a [[ActionGirl machete-wielding]] SweetPollyOliver and Eliza wears lots of pink and has never seen combat, but Ruth is the Girly Girl and Eliza is the Tomboy. Jade and Nyumba are a more straightforward example, except that Nyumba's gender is [[AmbiguousGender only ever guessed by the narrator]].
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' There are the two Stark sisters. Arya's the tomboyish one, eager to fight, meddle with commoners and learn ninja skills; Sansa's the girly one, dreaming about pretty dresses, pretty boys and minding her manners. They bicker a lot as a result... at first. Then it went FromBadToWorse for ''both'' of them: currently, Arya has joined [[spoiler:an assassin guild]] and is much less friendly, to the point of sociopathy. Sansa is the [[spoiler: forced protegée of Petyr Baelish in being chess-mastering stratagems he knows]] and has to put on a JerkassFacade and grow into SilkHidingSteel to ensure her survival. In the fourth book, Mya Stone serves as Sansa's tomboy.
* ''Spindle's End'' Rosie and Peony, though tomboy Rosie is the one who's the princess. [[spoiler: At least originally...]]
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'': Jaina Solo and Tenal Ka. Both are daughters of Royalty. Jaina as a young woman is a WrenchWench and pilot in her father's footsteps, while Tenel Ka is a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Princess]]. Jaina goes on to become a career soldier and eventually receives hardcore combat/assassination training [[spoiler: courtesy of Boba Fett]], while LadyOfWar Tenel Ka learns to balance her duties as Queen and as a mother with her pride and warrior nature.
* Corie and Elisandra in ''Literature/SummersAtCastleAuburn''. The former has her girly moments and the latter is an accomplished rider, but in general, Corie is rough around the edges while Elisandra is the perfect lady.
* Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/TortallUniverse'':
** Kel and her sisters. Kel is going to be the first (legal) lady knight; her sisters are worried that her unwomanliness will dim their prospects in the marriage market.
** And in the Literature/CircleOfMagic books, there's Sandry, whose girliness is epitomized by the fact that her magic is sewing-related, and Tris, who has traditional ideas about how a woman of merchant class should act, versus Daja, who's from a very different culture where girls wear pants and fight with staffs, is a muscular blacksmith, and [[ButchLesbian turns out to be gay]]. Lark and Rosethorn are also a bit like this: Lark is beautiful, graceful, motherly and nurturing, and has sewing magic like Sandry, while Rosethorn is brisk, acerbic, and wears her hair short. An interesting case since they're a couple.
** The twice-royal sisters in the Trickster books could be interpreted this way, despite the fact that they both share characteristics from both sides. Sarai is more athletic, true, but she also enjoys getting dressed up more and has more fun messing with boys, while Dove is quieter and much more of an academic/scientist. Later, after Sarai leaves, there's Aly as the tomboy and Dove as the girly girl.
* ''[[{{TabletopGame/Ravenloft}} Vampire of the Mists]]'': Played more or less straight with Leisl and Katya [[spoiler:except that Katya turns out to be [[TheDragon Trina]]]].
* ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Vows and Honor]]'' by Creator/MercedesLackey feature [[SwordAndSorcerer Tarma and Kethry]]. Tarma is a hard-bitten swordswoman whose vow of celibacy to her goddess makes her completely {{asexual|ity}}. Kethry is a former noblewoman and a SquishyWizard. Of course, Kethry's only "girly" in comparison to Tarma; by herself she's in better condition and more suited to rough living than most men. The trope is also subverted in that despite her asexuality, lack of looks, and ability to make Red Sonja look like a chorus girl, Tarma's the ''more'' domestic of the two -- every time they get near kids ''she'' ends up babysitting them and loving it, and she's the better cook. This carries over even after Kethry gets married and settles down, in that Tarma is (among other things) their live-in nursemaid.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Squirrelflight and Leafpool fit this; the former being a fiery ActionGirl warrior while the latter is a kind and gentle [[TheMedic medicine cat]].
* As [[TropeOverdosed could be expected]] with its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' has this covered, especially with Rand's Harem. On the Girly Girl side, Elayne: a BadassPrincess, LadyOfWar, SpoiledSweet, [[ActionGirl Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah]], KickingAssInAllHerFinery, and with a bit of a sweet tooth [[spoiler: plus pregnant]]. For Tomboy, her adopted sister Aviendha: [[AmazonBrigade ex-Maiden of the Spear]] and {{Proud Warrior Race G|uy}}irl, a Type A {{Tsundere}} who nevertheless reads [[RomanceNovel The Flame, The Blade and the Heart]], claiming she [[BlatantLies "likes the adventure stories"]]. Mixing both is Min: [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses prefers pants]] (although both she and Rand don't mind her habit of wearing rather tight pants and high-heeled boots), short hair, boyishly slim; on the other hand, a KnifeNut, probably the most seductive, and the most affectionate.
* ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite'' by Creator/WilkieCollins has this in the form of sweet, pretty, demure Laura Fairlie and her sharp-tongued, resolute and masculine-looking half-sister Marian Halcombe.
* In ''{{Literature/Wonder 2012}}'', Summer (tomboy) and Via and Miranda (girly girl).
* Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt has the two cousins Beatrice and Sofia in her debut novel ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}''. Beatrice is the [[TheLadette ladette-like]] and competent one, who will even compete with men in ice-skating and horse-riding. Sofia is beautiful, demure and "perfect". [[note]]Interestingly enough, while SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan is the technical spear counterpart to this trope, Beatrice's love interest Seth (a ByronicHero) and Sofia's love interest Johan (an IdealHero) rather have a NobleMaleRoguishMale dynamic.[[/note]]
* In ''Literature/{{Madicken}}'' by Creator/AstridLindgren, Madicken is the tomboy and Lisabet is the girly-girl. Madicken likes to climb trees and houseroofs and will win every fight. Lisabet might be mischevious, but still, she's the more delicate and prettier of the two. It should be noted though that Madicken, not Lisabet, is the one who cries when she hears sad songs or sad stories.
* In ''Literature/TheMoomins'', Little My is the tough and plucky tomboy, Snork Maiden is the emotional and delicate girly-girl.
* The Vampire Sisters is a series of German books aimed toward kids about two HalfHumanHybrid girls half human half vampire who are tough punk rocker Dakaria and her feminine old fashioned sister Silvania.
* In ''Literature/PeterPan'', Wendy's goal is to be the best mother ever. She likes cooking, cleaning, darning socks, and taking care of animals. Tinkerbell, on the other hand, likes tinkering and fixing things, and is brash, assertive, and adventurous.
* Tattooed {{badass}} Zoe and shy, sensitive Erin in the ''Literature/AhrimanTrilogy.''
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' seems to have this dynamic with wild-card hacker tomboy Skye and scientific genius girly girl Jemma Simmons.
* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'': Happens from time to time with female teams, notable in that the girly girl is always inept, forcing the tomboy to carry her.
* ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' season 7 had Amanda and Michelle Babin, identical twins. Amanda was girlier, whereas Michelle was the tomboy.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'':
** Ivanova is the Tomboy and Delenn is the "girly" girl. . However Delenn can endure being tortured by Vorlons, direct battlefleets personally, and rewrite the Minbari constitution by right of attempted suicide.
** It seems like most women in this verse can take care of themselves. When Lochley is given command of B5, she proves she's as tough and commanding as any man in her position (which is kinda why her marriage with Sheridan only lasted 3 months). Even Vir's dainty would-be fiancée from a noble family can take on a Narn assassin twice her size.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' has TheLadette Starbuck, and the more feminine Boomer. Both of which are female remakes of previously male characters.
* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' there's Bernadette's girly girl to Penny's tomboy. While Penny has a prominent girly side, she's also very tough and knows more about traditional manly interests like football, hunting or fishing than the guys. Bernadette loves to dress as a Disney Princess (she adores Cinderella), often wears floral dresses, skirts and pink cardigans, and gets excited about her prom-do over. She makes Penny look butch.
---> Bernadette: Well, I don't know about you guys, but I'm gonna make a bee line for the place that gives you a princess makeover.
---> Penny: You're kidding, right? We're not just gonna get drunk and go on rides?
* ''Series/TheBigComfyCouch'': Loonette the Clown and puppet girl Molly.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Buffy is the chosen vampire slayer who cares about boys, clothes, and cheerleading. When the other slayer Kendra shows up she is seen as the perfect slayer: solemn, respectful, and efficient.
* ''Series/{{Caprica}}'': Lacy and her best friend [[RobotGirl Zoe Graystone]] are this respectively.
* ''Series/{{Carrusel}}'': All the girls were feminine, given that this is a Mexican telenovela that aired in 1989-1990. But if you look closely, one gets a bit of a tomboy vs. girly girl vibe with Valeria and Margarita, who happen to be David's love interests. Valeria is adventurous and not afraid of mice- she even caught one and gave it to David. Margarita is very fashionable and dreamt that David gave her jewelry.
* The first five seasons of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' have Carla TheLadette as the tomboy and Diane the SpiritedYoungLady as the girly-girl. Their dynamic is basically FriendlyEnemy...usually tending towards the "enemy" side. Diane tries, though.
* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' has [[ButchLesbian Alex]] and [[BiTheWay Paige]]. Alex being the bitter loner and Paige the one who's concerned about social life.
* The Fifth Doctor on ''Series/DoctorWho'' traveled with both brassy, sassy, loud Australian air hostess Tegan Jovanka and soft-spoken, femme, scientific genius alien princess Nyssa of Traken.
* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'': Tomboy Chilindrina and Girly Girl Popis. Also with the tough, loud Dona Florinda vs. frilly, solicitous Dona Clotilde.
* ''Series/{{Everwood}} '': Pre-teen Delia Brown loves sport and dresses very casually - she likes wearing football jerseys, jumpers or jeans. Her friend Brittany is a girly girl who's interested in make-up, fashion or celebrities.
* ''Series/FamilyTies'': In the early years Jennifer was a big tomboy who frequently beats her older brother in sports, while her sister Mallory was a gossipy, boy-crazy fashionista. Averted in later years, after Jennifer goes through puberty and becomes more feminine (her sporty, athletic side completely disappears).
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Monica (tomboy) and Rachel (girly girl). Monica is a mild version of tomboy since she loves cleaning and cooking, but personality wise she's domineering, loud and hot-tempered and has a MasculineGirlFeminineBoy relationship with Chandler. She also likes sports including football and is the most strong and athletic of the six friends, along with Joey. Rachel on the other hand is interested in fashion and shopping, is shallow, sweet, ditzy and unlike Monica, she's weak and bad at sports.
* ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'': The title character is bubbly, cheerful NiceGirl Riley and the first person she wants in her world is her best friend the rebellious, snarky, TroubledButCute Maya. The former loves to wear dresses and skirts, the latter has a punky fashion style.
* ''Series/HannahMontana'': Lilly and Miley for the first two seasons, where it's played very straight. Despite being just as boy crazy and fashion obsessed as Miley, Lilly is a skateboarder, loves sports, is [[BigEater a pig when it comes to eating]], and doesn't seem to like dressing girly in school.
* ''{{Series/House}}'' started out with only two women; people-oriented Dr. Allison Cameron and career-oriented Dr. Lisa Cuddy.
* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'': Patricia is the tomboy to the girly girl of every other girl in the house. Everyone else is afraid of her, she used to play sports, and in the movie, the only reason she wore a frilly pink dress was because Sophia thought Eddie would like it. She gets softer as time goes on, but her fellow girls are definitely not tomboys. It's most obvious when she's compared with [[TheDitz Amber]], but one can still see it even when she's with [[GeEk Mara]] and [[TheHero Nina]], who have their own tomboy qualities but remain much girlier than Patricia.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Robin and Lily, though they tend to flip flop on which one is which. [[RuleOfFunny Basically whichever one makes the situation funnier]]. With regards to Lily, being a tomboy was enforced on her by her feminist mother who didn't want her daughter to conform to traditional gender roles. Some episodes show she is a girly girl at heart. Additionally Robin was actually raised by her father as a boy (her middle name is Charles).
* ''HowToGetAwayWithMurder'' features this kind if friendship between PostHomusCharacter Leela Stangard, the rich and girly sorority girl, and {{Goth}} tomboy Rebecca Sutter.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Sam and Carly, in their own words, the "dirty blonde" and the "sweet (and prissy) brunette". Sam is an aggressive, [[BigEater gluttonous]] tomboy who is very strong and often physically attacks people. Carly is a sweet pretty NaiveEverygirl, and popular with boys. One episode has Carly teaching Sam how to attract a boy by acting more girly and Sam says to Carly “I wanna be more like you. You know, all soft and girly and weak”.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'': Although not fitting the tomboy stereotype exactly, Yuki (bold and energetic with a passion for the male-dominated field of astronomy) counts in contrast to Girly Girls [[LovableAlphaBitch Miu]] and [[PerkyGoth Tomoko]].
* ''Series/LastManStanding'': Athletic and JROTC member Eve (tomboy) and TheFashionista Mandy (girly girl).
* Series/LaverneAndShirley are, respectively, a tough-talking tomboy and a stuffed-animal-loving girly girl.
* ''{{Series/Leverage}}'': Sophie and Parker definitely qualify, but it's works to fit their roles in their plans, as Sophie's specialty is conning people, often by seducing them, and Parker's specialty is breaking into high-security vaults.
* ''Series/LivAndMaddie'' are, respectively, a GenkiGirl fashionista who loves acting and singing and an athletic tomboy who likes to play basketball. They are also PolarOppositeTwins.
* ''Series/TheLWord'' had a romantic example- Dana the Tennis player, and flirty Alice. Later on, Alice was in a relationship with military officer, ButchLesbian Tasha.
* ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' nicely {{averted|Trope}} by Morgana and Guinevere, whom are feminine, with an interest in frocks and flowers, but ''both'' are more than happy to don pants, rolls their sleeves up, and get down to work when the situation requires it.
* [[TheChick Alisha]] and [[TheBigGuy Kelly]] from ''{{Series/Misfits}}'' are this. Alisha is a vain, sex-mad HardDrinkingPartyGirl and Kelly is a loud-mouthed BoisterousBruiser, and on one of their first meetings Alisha calls Kelly a "chav" (British slang for LowerClassLout) and Kelly replies with: "If you call me that one more time, I'll [[HitYouSoHardYourXWillFeelIt kick you so hard in the cunt your mum will feel it]]". They do [[OddFriendship become friends]] in the end though.
* ''Series/ModernFamily'': Alex and Haley Dunphy, however, while Haley's girly girl is definitely the case, Alex's tomboy is mostly only implied, with the aspects of it, such as her being a lacrosse and soccer player, only being mentioned and not shown.
* ''Series/MythBusters'': Scottie and Kari occasionally give this vibe when on screen together, though Kari is not afraid to get her hands dirty.
* ''Series/NaturallySadie'' has the outdoorsy, animal-loving Sadie whose ambition is to become a naturalist who does field work in the jungle, and fashonista Margaret whose ambition is to become a world famous fashion designer.
* ''{{Series/NCIS}}'': Kate, an investigator and former Secret Service agent along with PerkyGoth Abby for the first two seasons. Sexy but deadly [[BadassIsraeli Mossad agent]] Ziva fills the tomboy role after that
* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': [[OneOfTheBoys Moze]] is very aggressive and short-tempered, likes beating people up (she's been beating Ned up since Pre-K), loves woodshop, couldn't care less about most girly things like boy bands and gossip, hates skirts and had to be dared to wear a pretty dress, while [[LovableAlphaBitch Suzie]] loves kitties and stuffed animals, is generally gentle and caring (except for in Season 1, when she was the AlphaBitch and therefore was prissy and self-centered), seems to be very against violence, and frequently dons skirts. However, both are athletic, though Moze seems to care about sports more than Suzie, who initially only tried out for the volleyball team because Moze suggested that she wouldn't be able to make the team if she tried.
* ''Series/NewGirl'': Quirky, girly-girl [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Jess]] likes baking and brakes for birds. Roommate Nick's one-of-the-guys lawyer girlfriend [[TheLadette Julia]] unfairly dislikes Jess at first for being close to Nick and being so feminine. The first time in awhile (or ever) that the tomboy was not proven correct and shown as the [[TheHero good guy]] and the girly girl wasn't [[AlphaBitch pure evil or one-dimensional as they're nearly always portrayed]] but was in fact who you're rooting for.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Mulan as a badass, stoic warrior and Aurora as a dainty, proper princess.
** Emma, the town's sheriff, and Mary Margaret, an elementary school teacher (especially while they're roommates).
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': PassionateSportsGirl Emily and Hanna, TheFashionista.
* ''Series/PrincessReturningPearl'' has Xiao Yan Zi, the hyper-active, bubbly orphan with Robin Hood tendencies from the streets of Beijing and Zi Wei, the educated, demure, gentle lost princess looking for her father.
* ''Series/ReadyOrNot'': Busy and Amanda are teenagers and best friends since ever. Busy is a major tomboy who loves all kinds of sports, plays the drums and wears casual clothes like plaid shirts, baseball caps or jeans, while Amanda is a romantic boy-crazy girly girl who likes make-up, nice clothes, writing and wants to be an actress.
* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': The title characters. Jane Rizzoli is a no-nonsense cop with an attitude and prefers to be treated equally to the men on the force. Dr. Maura Isles is a brilliant, though eccentric, medical examiner who acts much more feminine than Jane.
* ''{{Roseanne}}'': Becky was an over-emotional girly girl, Darlene was a snarky tomboy.
* ''Series/SamAndCat'': Sam continues her tomboy role from ''Series/ICarly'' while Cat takes over the girly girl role.
* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'': Mary and Lucy are close in age and share a room so there's quite a bit of interaction between them. Mary is an aspiring basketball star who looks down on her insecure sister for being a mall rat and wanting to be a cheerleader.
* ''Series/ShakeItUp'': [[WordOfGod According to Bella Thorne]], [=CeCe=] and Rocky as the Tomboy and the Girly Girl, respectively, though they can rotate DependingOnTheWriter. They have also been compared to [[ICarly Sam & Carly]], (with [=CeCe=] being the wild troublemaker who gets a lot of detention at school and Rocky being the well-behaved GoGetterGirl).
* ''Series/SisterSister'': This was apparently semi-forced (in much the same way as the Olsen twins) on Tia and Tamera. It was played straight early on but gradually faded. Tia was initially the tomboy and Tamera the girly girl but their personalities gradually evolved into Tia simply being a the smart one and Tamera being a ditz. Both were fairly feminine towards the end. Although a fashion designer, Lisa is aggressive, hot-tempered, has a MasculineGirlFeminineBoy relationship with Ray and is naturally SassyBlackWoman cranked UpToEleven.
* ''Series/SouthOfNowhere'': Ashley and Spencer. Interesting case with that the two of them [[ComingOutStory ended up becoming the]] OfficialCouple. The name thing is still similar to ''Series/ShakeItUp''.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' also have two major female characters apiece, and they also avert this trope: Dr. Crusher and Counsellor Troi on TNG are both closer to the feminine side of the scale, while Captain Janeway (notorious for a certain amount of recklessness; a quote: "Sometimes you just have to punch your way through") and B'Elanna Torres (half-Klingon, nuff said) are closer to the tomboy side of the scale. Though played straight in TNG's first season with Tasha Yar, the tomboyish security chief who bonded more with Worf than Troi and Crusher.
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Jadzia Dax and Kira might be considered an aversion of this, in that both are tough women who can put up a fight: Kira is a former terrorist and Dax is familiar with Klingon martial arts. Perhaps ironically, given that she was a [[GenderBender man in her past life]], Jadzia tends to be more comfortable expressing her feminine side: she has long hair while Kira's is short and no-nonsense, Jadzia has to talk Kira into visiting spas and playing princess in the holosuites, etc. Justified with Jadzia. Though her directly previous host Curzon was male, as were three of the others, she also had three prior female hosts. Her fourth host, Audrid, was shown to be very feminine indeed -- partly as a joke as her personality was inhabiting Quark's body at the time. Jadzia also refers to her third host, Emony, as being highly emotional. Joined Trill take on personality traits from all of their hosts, the symbiont and the new host to create a new person. In turn Jadzia and Ezri maybe the Tomboy and the girly representatives of the Dax chain.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Samantha Carter and Vala Mal Doran in the Ori episodes. ActionGirl Sam is a physicist, engineer and air force officer with a boyish haircut. MsFanservice Vala is an ActionGirl too, but less so than Sam; she prefers to use her feminine wiles, and she wears her hair long.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** Seen in several series. Often, if a series has two girls, Pink (or White) is a classic case of {{Kawaiiko}} or a girly, and Yellow (or Blue) is often more down-to-earth, though not usually [[{{Shorttank}} a full-on tomboy]]. ''Boukenger'' switched the colors, but has {{badass}} soldier Sakura and bubbly, pigtailed ThirdPersonPerson Natsuki teaming up to rescue the boys on one occasion. This is also played straight in almost every ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' team with two girls, where Pink (and once, White) would be more feminine than Yellow though color reversals (such as Cassie and Ashley) weren't uncommon. For a case of a female Blue Ranger, [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Tori]] was as big a sports junkie as her friends, but didn't appreciate being told they thought of her as "like a guy-girl".
** ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' is an interesting twist on its sentai counterpart, ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'', in its rare-for-PR use of this trope. In ''Mystic Force'', the Blue Ranger, Madison, is the serious, down-to-Earth one, as is her Sentai counterpart... but the ''Pink'' Rangers bear ''no'' similarities, ''Mystic Force'''s being a HotBlooded {{Shorttank}} (and Madison's sister, at that) and Magiranger's being a sweet {{Kawaiiko}}. In other words, Blue remains essentially the same person in both versions, personality-wise... but winds up being the tomboy figure in one and the girly girl figure in the other because of the ''very'' different Pinks.
** ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' itself averted this trope as all three female Magirangers are girly girls. Likewise as well, both female [[Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger Megarangers]] are a pair of girly girls.
** The female White Ranger noted above, ''[[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Wild Force's]]'' Alyssa, plays both roles in her own show, as she's the girly girl to [[MilitaryBrat Taylor's]] Tomboy ''and'' the Tomboy to their mentor, [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Shayla.]]
** ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' had a pink tomboy (Cassie) and a yellow girly girl (Ashley). But for its [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Sentai counterpart]], it's the opposite; tomboy Yellow Racer and girly girl Pink Racer.
** ''Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman'' had the short haired tomboy Mai contrasting the more graceful and feminine Sayaka. Interestingly though the roles would change depending on who was writing the ep. An early ep had Mai as the serious one who wanted to focus on Ranger work and the fight against the big bad while Sayaka wanted her to blow it off for awhile and do girly things. Then a later ep had the same thing only with Mai as the girly one and Sayaka as the serious one. Ohranger's girls had a similar dynamic with one being the competent one and one being the Chick varying between the eps.
** ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'' had the team member, Megumi, as the tomboy while the ally Colon (whom herself is a machine) is the girly-girl. Sometimes Franchise/SuperSentai would have the lone female as a tomboy with a non-member counterpart as a girly-girl. Or vice versa, as in ''Hurricaneger'' where team member Nanami is the girly-girl and mentor Oboro is the tomboy.
** ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' once again inverts the usual trend. Kotoha/Shinken Yellow is much more soft spoken and feminine, while Mako/Shinken Pink... while not outright a tomboy, usually plays the part of a [[CoolBigSis cool, reliable big sister]]. [[LethalChef She's also a horrid cook]]. Both would be girly-girls in contrast to the later addition of [[BadassPrincess Kaoru]]. Its [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Power Rangers counterpart]] averted this trope as all of its female Rangers are girly-girls.
** ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' has [[TheBigGuy treasure]] [[AntiHero hunter]] Luka contrasting to [[TheChick Princess]] Ahim.
** ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' initially had Ako (Blue) as the tomboy and Kaori (White) as the girly-girl, with an interesting role reversal of positions over the series; by the end of the show, Ako has become an IdolSinger and much more looks-conscious, while Kaori becomes less shallow and materialistic and more down to earth.
* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Allison is an ActionGirl whereas Lydia is more TheChick and a TeenGenius.
* ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'': Po and Laa-Laa. Po is more sporty and she loves to ride her scooter while Laa-Laa is bubbly and likes to play with her ball or dance in a skirt.
* ''Series/That70sShow'': Donna Pinciotti ({{Bokukko}}, FieryRedhead, and GirlNextDoor) and Jackie Burkhart ({{Tsundere}}, TheCheerleader, and LovableAlphaBitch and complete aversion of BrainyBrunette). To a lesser extent, Kitty and Midge. Kitty works and has one hell of a temper when she gets mad while Midge is a stay at home Mom and is willing to pretend that Bob is her big strong man.
* ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueForce'': Juri is the girly-girl and Rei is the tomboy. Their roles seemed to be reversing at the end of the series as Rei had settled with a boyfriend and stepson, whereas Juri was being groomed to succeed Nancy as the head of UFDA.
* The eponymous ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'', Max and Caroline play with this. Max is a tough, snarky, streetwise girl with a TomboyishName who grew up poor while Caroline was a wealthy, high society girl who likes riding horses. However, Max enjoys baking and sells homemade cupcakes from the diner where she works. Caroline learned a lot from her business mogul father, and it's her idea for the two of them to start the pastry business.
* The Olsen twins series ''Series/TwoOfAKind'' has Mary-Kate Olsen as Mary-Kate Burke - A tomboy who loves sports and Ashley Olsen as Ashley Burke who is very girly and likes boys and modeling.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Alex is a sarcastic rebellious prankster and TheLadette, while her friend Harper is an optimistic NiceGirl who is very emotional and creates her own outfits (though she has a weird fashion style).
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': Xena and Gabrielle, [[CharacterDevelopment at least]] in [[{{Xenafication}} the beginning]].
* ''Series/MunecaBrava'': the Cholito is an orphan tomboy, who dresses like a boy, play football with men, [[SirSwearsALot swears a lot]], and refuses to fall in love. Gloria, a fellow orphan in the convent, is a girly girl, always happy, and always trying to convince the Cholito to have a boyfriend (as well as getting one for herself). The Cholito eventually left the convent and moved to the Di Carlo mansion to work as a maid; and started a similar relation with fellow maid Lina.
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* ''Music/DschinghisKhan''. You also get this vibe from Henriette Strobel-Heichler and Edina Pop, the ladies in the 80's disco band. In the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQAKRw6mToA "Moskau, Moskau"]], "tomboy" Henriette wears a red and gold jumpsuit similar to that the guys wear (one of them being her husband) and "girly girl" Edina is dressed in a very feminine yellow dress.
* Music/KatyPerry. "One of the Boys" is about a tomboy becoming a girly girl as she enters puberty.
* Music/PuffyAmiYumi. As mentioned, Yumi Yoshimura and Ami Onuki, when they're on stage.
* "You Belong With Me" by Music/TaylorSwift: "She wears short skirts/high heels, I wear T-shirts/sneakers, she's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers..." which refers respectively to the nerdy neighbor girl protagonist and cheerleader antagonist of the song.
* {{Music/Tatu}} Yulia (tomboy) and Lena (girly girl). Hardly a surprise, considering the marketing.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's song "Girls Just Wanna Have Lunch" invokes this trope in the first line. "Some girls like to buy new shoes/ while others like driving trucks and wearing tattoos...."
* FleetwoodMac: Christine McVie is the tomboy and Stevie Nicks is the girly girl. McVie admits this in a 2015 cover story on Stevie: ''"“I’m a tomboy,” says McVie. “I love men. I love hanging around with men. And Stevie is kind of a girly girl.” ''
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling:
** Classic tag team the Beauty Pair are probably the TropeCodifier for this in professional wrestling. Short-haired and athletic Jackie Sato was the tomboy while long-haired and pretty Maki Ueda was the girly girl. It was a formula AJW would repeat later on with the even more successful Crush Gals with Lioness Asuka in the Jackie Sato role and Chigusa Nagayo in the Maki Ueda role, although ''both'' girls leaned far more towards the tomboy side.
** And after that, Toshiyo Yamada (tomboy) and Wrestling/ManamiToyota (girly girl). Aside from their physical appearances, Yamada [[KickChick used a lot of stiff kicks]], while Toyota focused on speed and high-flying maneuvers.
* ''[[Wrestling/{{SMW}} Smoky Mountain Wrestling]]'': Dirty White Girl & Tammy Fytch ([[Characters/WWEDivas Tammy "Sunny" Sytch]])
* ''{{Wrestling/WWE}}'': Trish Stratus vs. Wrestling/{{Lita}}. Trish, in her early days, was a former fitness model and only good at being MsFanservice (although she did improve as time went on) while [=Lita=] was a punk-rocker with actual wrestling experience. Later Wrestling/TrishStratus was the tomboy compared to and Wrestling/StacyKeibler.
* The Wrestling/{{ChickBusters}} Wrestling/AJLee and Wrestling/{{Kaitlyn}}. The personalities were played with as although AJ is smaller and more frail, she is the Tomboy with an interest in comic books, action movies and cars. Kaitlyn is the big muscley girl who was presented as a clumsy ditz. Kaitlyn has described herself as the girl who was both Homecoming Queen and ClassClown.
** On the NXT season the two of them were on, they were both the Tomboys along with Wrestling/{{Aksana}} (former body builder albeit with AmazonianBeauty) contrasted with former dancer Wrestling/{{Naomi}}, IceQueen Maxine and former nurse and ring announcer Jamie Keyes.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/AllegrasWindow'' had added rambunctious junk dealer, Encora, to sweet, motherly teacher, Ms. Melody in season 2.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'': One of the reasons for adding Abby Cadabby to the cast was that they wanted a girly girl to contrast with the tomboy Zoe. Betty Lou (tomboy) and Prairie Dawn (girly girl) also qualify.
* ''Series/{{Tweenies}}'': [[{{Tsundere}} Bella]] and [[{{Kawaiiko}} Fizz]] respectively, although roleplaying is another issue.
* Career-minded and sensible Mancie O'Neill and her sister, shallow and vain Showbiz Expert Amber O'Neill on ''Series/ThatPuppetGameShow''. (Sports Expert Jemima Taptackle is less girly than either of them, but this isn't played up as a {{Foil}}.)
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[[folder:Theater]]
* Note: This trope can find itself incarnated in musical theater with the Soprano playing the girly girl and the Mezzo/Alto (or, face it, any female with a significantly lower vocal range) playing the tomboyish one, or the girly girl role being the role that requires a lot of singing, while the tomboy role requires more dancing.
* Roxie Hart (the girly girl/singer) versus Velma Kelly (the tomboy/dancer) in ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}''.
* [[Theatre/LesMiserables Cosette the graceful soprano and Eponine the hardscrabble mezzo-soprano]].
* In ''{{Theatre/Wicked}}'', Elphaba is certainly the tomboy, being unafraid to express her mind or get her hands dirty, while Glinda is almost ridiculously girly. (Again, Glinda is a soprano and Elphaba is a mezzo-soprano.)
* In ''{{Theatre/RENT}}'', this shows up with Joanne and Maureen: ButchLesbian Joanne is the organized, career-driven lawyer, while Maureen is the diva performance artist with commitment/fidelity issues.
** Interestingly, Maureen was originated by Idina Menzel, who also originated tomboy Elphaba in ''{{Theatre/Wicked}}''.
* ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' sees a contrast between Cinderella (girly girl, again, a soprano) and the Baker's Wife (tomboy with a lower vocal range).
* ''Theatre/KissMeKate'' contrasts the tough diva Lilli with BrainlessBeauty Lois. However Lilli the tomboy is the soprano singer while the girly Lois is the dancing alto.
* This was based on ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' with tomboyish "shrew" Katherina and her much more feminine sister Bianca.
* ''Film/ThoroughlyModernMillie'' has the mezzo tomboy Millie with her best friend, the girly soprano Miss Dorothy. This contrast is shown by having Miss Dorothy wear her hair long and traditional dress while Millie has a short bob and "modern" 1920s flapper clothes.
* Depending on how the actress plays it, sometimes Laurey and Ado Annie from ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'' can come across as this, with Laurey as the tomboy despite being the soprano. Sometimes she's as girly as Annie, just more sensible.
* The Tomboyish mezzo soprano Patrice and the DumbBlonde soprano Kendra in ''{{Theatre/Thirteen}}'' although the alto Lucy and Kendra are an aversion since they're both just as girly.
* In ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' Beatrice is the tomboy (although she prefers battles of wits over physical confrontations) while Hero is much more passive and conventionally feminine.
* In ''Le nozze di Figaro'', there's the feminine and quiet Countess Rosina and her plucky maid Susanna. Both are played by sopranos, but in a variation the "girly" Countess has a deeper tone (full lyric) than the "tomboyish" Susanna (light lyric) since she's the OlderAndWiser of the duo.
* Also, in ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' there's the [[InnocentFlowergirl Innocent Seamstress]] Lucia/Mimi and the FemmeFatale {{Tsundere}} Musetta (both lyric sopranos).
* ''Theatre/AllShookUp'' has WrenchWench Natalie and her girly friend Lorraine. Later in the show Natalie's tomboyishness is shown in contrast to the glamorous Miss Sandra.
* ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'' 's Rosalind and Celia. Rosalind ''is'' very feminine in private, but her SweetPollyOliver disguise lends her a boyish boldness.
* In Agnes de Mille's ballet ''Rodeo,'' the Cowgirl (tomboy) competes with the Rancher's Daughter (girly girl) for the attentions of the Head Wrangler.
* In Philip Barry's ''{{Film/Holiday}}'', Linda is the tomboy and Julia is the girly girl. The "dramatis personae" describes them as follows:
-->'''Linda:''' She is slim, rather boyish, exceedingly fresh. She is smart, she is pretty, but beside '''Julia''''s grace, '''Julia''''s beauty, she seems a trifle gauche, and almost plain.
-->'''Julia:''' She is twenty-eight and quite beautiful.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' has brought us the twin daughters of Rapunzel: [[LongHairIsFeminine Holly O'Hair,]] a royal, and [[BoyishShortHair Poppy O'Hair,]] a rebel!
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Japan-only video game {{VideoGame/Aconcagua}} features the [[ActionGirl knife wielding]] tomboy Julia and the more pacifistic girly girl Pachamama.
* ''{{VideoGame/Blazblue}}'' has best freinds Noel and Makoto. Noel is a [[{{Shrinking Violet}} shy,]] clumsy [[{{Moe}} Moe]] girl, and Makoto is a [[{{GenkiGirl}} energetic,]] childish BoisterousBruiser. Both are BadassAdorable in their own right. ''The Wheel of Fortune'' puts mature, reserved loyalist Tsubaki in Noel's place, but the dynamic between her and Makoto is pretty much the same.
* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'': [[CuteBruiser Lin/Katt]] ([[DubNameChange depending on which version you're playing]]) as the tomboy, and [[LadyOfBlackMagic Nina]] as the girly girl.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'': While the game has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters way more than two female characters]], the two potential love interests for Serge are Kid (a tomboy) and Leena (girly-girl).
* ''VideoGame/CookingMama 2: Dinner with Friends'': Ayaka and Chika for the Japanese pair, Kate (USA) and Natasha (Russia) for countries beyond.
* ''VideoGame/ADanceWithRogues'' can have the player as the tomboy and Pia as the girly girl.
* ''Franchise/DeadOrAlive'':
** At least three such duets, like Ayane and Kasumi, Tina and Helena, and Hitomi and Lei Fang.
** There's also Tina and her BlackBestFriend Lisa/[[MaskedLuchador La Mariposa]]. Although both are wrestlers, Tina ultimately ends up as the Girly Girl in this situation, as she went on to pursue the AmericanDream by wanting to become a model, actress, and pop star at different times in her life, while Lisa was a HotScientist working for [[NebulousEvilOrganisation DOATEC]] who then became a stockbrocker.
* ''Videogame/DinerDash'' introduced Flo, a pony-tailed former stockbroker who eagerly dove into entrepreneurship and waitressing/restaurant management. Spin-off ''Wedding Dash'' added her room-mate Quinn, a longer-haired, visibly feminine woman who initially seemed reluctant to work at all... and when she did find -- or more accurately, was forced into -- a profession she wanted to do, it was being a wedding planner.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'':
** The game makes a bizarre example of girly-girl Leliana and her tomboy counterpart [[spoiler:Shale, a dwarf turned golem.]]
** Alternately, Leliana and her love of shoes, fine clothes, and hairstyling can be placed across from a female player character whose lines include "Shoes are shoes. They're there to keep your feet dry." and "It's just hair".
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has the [[VitriolicBestBuds Aveline and Isabela]] interactions, but [[PirateGirl Isabela]] takes the opposite side of this trope when talking to [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Merrill]].
** '''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has Sera and Cassandra at the "tomboy" end, and Vivienne and Josephine at the "girly" end. Cassandra and Vivienne's interactions are most in line with this trope; Vivienne is a politician and ActionFashionista, while Cassandra is a sword-and-boarder who distrusts any social event where punching isn't an option. They get along just fine, but Cassandra is quick to rebuff Vivienne's efforts to get her into a dress.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'' has Nathyrra and Aribeth.
** [[CuteMonsterGirl Neeshka]] and [[NatureHero Elanee]] in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''.
* ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness: Sanity's Requiem'': Ellia and Alexandra Roivas, probably the same reason with the girls of FFVII mentioned down below!
* ''F-Zero X'' gives us [[ActionGirl Jody]] and [[IdolSinger Kate]]. In comparison, Mrs. Arrow, the [[BattleCouple wife]] of {{superhero}} Super Arrow, is a Tomboy to ''both''.
** ''F-Zero AX'' brought us {{Li|ttleMissBadass}}ly and [[SpoiledSweet Princia]].
** On the Sliding Scale of Tomboyishness Versus Girliness ([[YouKnowThatThingWhere this most certainly should be a trope]]): Princia < Kate < Lily < Jody < Mrs. Arrow; Even so, ''F-Zero'' ends up ultimately subverting this trope in spirit, as ''all'' the women are traditionally feminine at their core. Even Mrs. Arrow, ''by far'' the most [[Film/{{Aliens}} Vasquez]]-esque of the ladies in terms of personality and appearance (she's highly self-confident, more enamored with the F-Zero races than most of the cast, is one of the more seasoned and brutal racers on the track, and is a shown to be a [[AmazonianBeauty muscular--yet shapely]]--woman who takes up bodybuilding) is said to be a sweet, caring, kindhearted woman with a [[{{Socialite}} classy]], [[{{Omniglot}} elegant]] [[{{Ojou}} upbringing]].
* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series has this a lot.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Lenna]] and Faris from The former is a well-educated, [[FriendToAllLivingThings selfless]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] while the latter is a rough, violent pirate captain who [[SweetPollyOliver passes herself off as a man]] (although her crew is well aware of her gender and keep quiet to avoid pissing her off.) Even the Job System acknowledges the dichotomy, as Lenna's outfits are stereotypically female while, with the sole exception of the Dancer class, Faris' would be equally appropriate on a man. Meanwhile, the third female on the team, Krile, is more of a child than anything. Furthermore, Lenna and Faris [[spoiler:are sisters. Faris is the elder.]]
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has Terra (Girly-Girl) and Celes (Tomboy).
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Aeris and Tifa, in an interesting inversion; the WhiteMagicianGirl in the pink dress is the boisterous one, and the CuteBruiser in the cropped shirt is secretive and nervous.
*** In later installments of the FFVII Compilation [[spoiler:not involving Aeris, because she's dead]], Tifa's calmer and more motherly personality makes her the Girly Girl to hyper ninja Yuffie's more Tomboyish ways.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has LittleMissBadass eidolon summoner Eiko and LadyOfWar Freya. Garnet/Dagger plays with the two types. She's an elegant princess and white mage, but is also an eidolon summoner and shows tomboy traits when trying to blend in as a commoner. At one point, a villager sees her picking up an oglop bug and tells her that girls are usually afraid of them, so she pretends to freak out over it.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' has the Tomboyish Paine and the maternal and empathic Yuna. Rikku the third female protagonist, is a combination of the two.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' is similar as it features three females. Fran is a {{Proud Warrior Race G|uy}}irl and sky-pirate while Penelo is TheHeart and a dancer. The third female Ashe is a combination, being the leader of LaResistance but also being a princess who has no problem wearing a PimpedOutDress when there isn't a war going on around her.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has two pairs. Guardian Corps soldier girl, Lightning and her sister, Serah, who wants to be a teacher. The other is Fang and Vanille.
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Gauntlet}} Gauntlet Legends]]'': The Archer (GenkiGirl) and the Valkyrie (LadyOfWar) respectively.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series, there are many, ''many'' duets like this. King and Mai, Yuri and Mai, Blue Mary and Mai, King and Chizuru, Malin and Yuri, Kasumi and Yuri, Athena and Yuki, Athena and Kaoru, Vice and Mature, Leona and Whip, Whip and Kula...
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** The [[HeroesWantRedheads redhead]] Kairi is the tomboy to [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Selphie's]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes girly-girl]] tendencies on Destiny Islands. Though Kairi could also be considered this to [[spoiler:Namine]] in [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII the second one]]. While Kairi's not as much of a tomboy as she was in [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts the original]] (as WordOfGod Nomura states it in the "KH Character Report" book), the duo of her and Selphie still seems to fit the trope simply because Selphie is so [[GenkiGirl gleefully]] girly that Kairi seems less so by comparison. The fact that Selphie has a pink handbag covered with plushies while Kairi has a simple brown satchel also helps.
** You can also consider Namine the girly-girl to Xion's tomboy when they interact in ''358/2 Days''.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'': The Freljord leaders, Sejuani and Ashe, fulfill this with Sejuani being the Tomboy, a tough close-range fighter with her flail, riding a boar, has short hair and has a rough, dour, ferocious and cruel personality, and Ashe being the Girly Girl, a dignified long range fighter with her bow, possesses long hair covered with her hood and has the personality of a fair, peace-loving, but determined lady. They are at complete odds with each other.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Zelda is her OWN tomboy and girly girl when it comes to herself and her aliases. She wears extremely girly/regal clothing and acts rather feminine toward Link, but then turns around and becomes [[spoiler: Sheik/Tetra/a Phantom]], only the latter two of which retains any of her feminine traits. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' also has a more immediately obvious one with Tetra, who is a tomboyish, roughhousing pirate leader, and Link's sister, Aryll, who is very sweet and girlish with her pigtails and dress.
* ''VideoGame/LocoRoco'' It goes to two entire species. The pink one called Priffy is called "stylish princess" and the violet one called Viole is called "confident tomboy".
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** Ashley Williams takes after [[Franchise/EvilDead her namesake]], but Liara is a bit more naïve, being the Asari equivalent of an 18 or 19 sheltered girl. A sheltered girl who has spent the last few decades travelling unknown planets on her own, trying to discover reasons to {{Pr|ecursors}}othean extinction, [[AdventurerArchaeologist often finding herself in fights with native wildlife or pirate gangs]]... This is ''Franchise/MassEffect'' we're talking about. The girls have to be {{Badass}}.
** Due to the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters large cast]], ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has multiple women in each category, but the contrast between [[AxCrazy Jack]] and [[IceQueen Miranda]] is played somewhat like this.
* In ''VideoGame/OverlordII'' the first two mistresses are this (a tough girl from the town the Overlad [[ChildhoodFriendRomance met as a child]] in the tutorial and TheVamp who's seducing leaders in the first part of TheEmpire you conquer respectively).
* ''{{VideoGame/Persona 2}}'': In ''Innocent Sin'', Yukino is the tomboy again, and her girly girl this time is [[GenkiGirl Maya Amano]]. [[TokenMinority Lisa Silverman]], on the other hand, mixes the two together (pratices kung fu, but is very into fashion and has marrying [[TheHero Tatsuya]] as her primary dream). Maya is also the girly girl to her roomate [[TheLadette Ulala Serizawa]] in ''Eternal Punishment.''
* ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'': Chie Satonaka and Yukiko Amagi, and their respective roles are played with and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] when they encounter their [[EnemyWithout Shadow selves]]. Interestingly, it's the {{Tomboy}} Chie who uses [[AnIcePerson Ice based magic]], while Yukiko specializes in hard hitting [[PlayingWithFire Fire magic]]. Though Yukiko is also a great healer, while Chie is better used as a physical attacker...
* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'': Annah (tomboy) and Fall-From-Grace (girly girl). Annah is a HotBlooded, foul-mouthed rogue who grew up on the streets of a WretchedHive; Fall-From-Grace is an elegant, soft-spoken [[OurDemonsAreDifferent reformed succubus]] who acts as TheMedic and [[TheCharmer talked her way]] out of slavery in one of the hells. Annah's dislike of Grace forms a lot of the game's flavor dialogue.
* ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}''
** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Diamond]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pearl]]'', & ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Platinum]]'''s female QuirkyMinibossSquad members, Agent Mars (short hair, no lipstick, less sexually provocative outfit) and Agent Jupiter (longer hair, lipstick, slightly {{Stripperiffic}} outfit) respectively. The two of them generally don't get along, even though they often tag-team battle together for the sake of their team's goals.
** And in the case of the Pokemon themselves, there's Gothitelle and Gardevoir. Interestingly enough, the girly-girl of this pair has a 50% chance of being male, while the tomboy only has a 25% chance.
** Among the Kanto Gym Leaders, Misty, who's explicitly called a tomboy on the signpost outside of her gym, is the tomboy to nature-loving princess Erika's girly girl.
** As far as trainer classes are concerned, Picnickers are tomboys, and Lasses are girly girls.
* ''[[VideoGame/RivalSchools Project Justice]]'':
** [[HugeSchoolgirl Natsu Ayuhara]] and [[GenkiGirl Hinata Wakaba]] are the series' primary example. Natsu is the captain of Gorin High's volleyball team and is both the tallest and most athletic female character in the series (at 5'9½''), making her a StatuesqueStunner. By contrast, Hinata is short and feminine in appearance and mannerism, but no less spunky and [[GirlyBruiser VERY energetic.]]
** This is the dynamic for the friendship between Akira ([[BikerBabe motorcycle-riding]] tomboy) and Yurika (girly girl {{music|alAssassin}}ian).
* The original ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' had a classic Zig-zag for it's two leading ladies: Jill Valentine happens to be the more feminine half, but is well trained in firearms. Whereas the tomboy, Rebecca Chambers, has a better skill in medicine.
* ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'': Jennifer and Wendy seemed to have this mechanic in their childhood. These roles seem to be curiously inverted in the game proper, where older Jennifer is extremely girly, [[spoiler:while Wendy has crossdressed as a boy for most of the game.]]
* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'': [[FieryRedhead Aika]] is what you'd get if you pictured Literature/PippiLongstocking as an [[SkyPirate Air Pirate]] with a big ass boomerang. Meaning, she's OneOfTheBoys. Whereas [[MysteriousWaif Fina]] is a ProperLady [[WomanInWhite in White.]]
* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog: [[{{Tomboy}} Amy]] and [[GirlyGirl Cream]], while Amy has hobbies involving shopping, cooking, and cute things, she's also an ActionGirl and a {{Tsundere}} with a HairTriggerTemper.
* ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur V]]'': Taki's apprentice [[{{Ninja}} Natsu]] and her charge, Xianghua's daughter [[DanceBattler Leixia]]. It is even lampshaded in a victory quote after they face one another.
--> '''Natsu''': ''You go be cute, let me do all the fighting.''
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''
** ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Street Fighter: Alpha 3]]'': Sakura Kasugano is a shorthaired BloodKnight (like her hero, Ryu), which contrasts with Karin Kanzuki, who's [[RichBitch spoiled rich girl]], complete with long blonde hair with OjouRinglets.
** ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike]]'' and ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'': The devs purposely made Ibuki feminine, while Makoto's appearance makes it difficult for some to tell she's a girl - between her short hair and facial features. Plus, she's muscular.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Peach and Daisy are two sides of a coin, with former being a PrincessClassic dolled up with long blonde hair and make-up, and [[PinkIsFeminine decked out in pink.]] The latter is a TomboyPrincess, who once sent [[BigBad Bowser]] flying with a bitchslap, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpDbr-HDuVA for making the mistake of bothering her.]]
** ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Brawl'': Peach and Zelda/Sheik, particularly during their mission together on the Halberd Airship.
* ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'', has many character pair-ups tend to reflect this trope:
** [[CuteWitch Marisa]] tends to play the tomboy to the more feminine [[HotLibrarian Patchouli]], [[MarionetteMaster Alice]], and [[GadgeteerGenius Nitori]].
** Cirno is usually the tomboy to her best friend Daiyousei, mainly due to the title of her leitmotif, ''Beloved Tomboyish Girl''.
** Mokou is another tomboy; her rival Kaguya and her friend Keine are both rather more feminine too.
** Boisterous oni Yuugi often gets paired with ClingyJealousGirl Parsee.
** Wriggle is ''also'' portrayed as a tomboy and contrasted by the somewhat girlier Mystia -- it helps that like Mokou, she's one of the few girls of Gensokyo that wear pants.
** Youmu is tomboyish and has a very masculine/chivalrous sense of honour. She serves her mistress, the princess of the netherworld, Yuyuko who serves as the Girly Girl in this pair.
** The tomboyish Reimu and the elegant Yukari, who team-up in ''Imperishable Night'' and ''Subterranian Animism.''
* ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'': Sarah and Pai are opposites of their anime counterparts, with Sarah as the tomboy and Pai as the girly girl.
* ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' series:
** ''IV'' has Karna, the [[SpikyHair spiky-haired]] ActionGirl, and Leeza, the [[HairOfGold kind-hearted blonde]] DamselInDistress.
** ''V'' has Terra, the bandit family daughter, and Niena, the MysteriousWaif.
** ''VI'' has Terra again, this time as a pirate, and Olha, the Rehda priestess.
** ''Seven'' has Aisha, the TomboyPrincess, and Tia, the motherly herbs merchant.
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Ascension}}'' has the heroine Aida, who is [[TheLadette crass]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold feisty]], and [[ActionGirl knows her way]] [[KnifeNut around knives]]. Aida also has no problem fighting anyone who challenges her, and even goads people into starting fights. Her HeterosexualLifePartner, Sky, is a NeutralFemale FragileFlower who is quick to cry (she develops into SilkHidingSteel though), and only becomes an ActionGirl in Chapter 2 where she has an electrified glove, effectively making her a LadyOfWar. She is often shown to be afraid of physical altercations as often as she is annoyed by having to take part in them.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': Mion and Shion Sonozaki try to pass themselves off as this, one a loud and devious ClubPresident and the other a sweet and shy girl who wears FanserviceWithASmile to work. They go so far as to have Mion pass herself off as Shion when her [[{{Tsundere}} dere side]] manifests, so as not to damage her reputation - and [[spoiler:when Shion gets violent: both in flashbacks and early arcs, she's dressed up as Mion and has the whole town fooled]]. However, both of them are more complex than this, and both take part in the final battle for everyone's lives and sanity, with [[spoiler:'girly' Shion being the one with the gun]]. Much of this trope is averted, as Mion early on calls herself the "sweet" one and Shion the "nasty" one.
* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' has the sisters Akira and Lilly Satou. Older sister Akira is a {{Bifauxnen}} whom Hisao mistakes for a man at first, is a bad cook and tends to act much less refined than her younger sister. Said younger sister Lilly is a YamatoNadeshiko who enjoys drinking tea, and speaks more formally.
** Played with by Emi Ibarazaki and Rin Tezuka. Emi is the star of the track team, and her infamous [[spoiler:"anal scene" happened because the track team captain, a gay man, convinced her to try it]]. But she's probably the more girly of the pair in general in looks and is something of a TokenMiniMoe with her GirlishPigtails. Her best friend Rin, on the other hand, is blunt, [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], and completely un-girly most of the time; she even wears a male uniform (partly to avoid {{panty shot}}s since she has no arms and thus does everything with her feet).
* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' has [[NotGoodWithPeople wild]], [[BrutalHonesty blunt]], {{Tsundere}}-ish Rin and nurturing, [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsy]], WideEyedIdealist Komari.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''{{Webcomic/Frivolesque}}'': Best friend characters Chloe and Marie-Neige. The former is an easy going short haired geek girl always seen wearing jeans and T-Shirts. The latter is much more feminine, with long hair and girlier tastes in clothing.
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'':
** Kat and Antimony, with the slight variation that tomboyish Kat is much more open emotionally (and more visibly interested in boys), while girly-girl Annie [[SnoopingLittleKid is quite proficient at lock picking]] (and judo). But Kat has no idea how to put on makeup, while Annie has visible lipstick and eyeshadow almost all the time. They become friends by necessity, as Annie was the NewTransferStudent with NoSocialSkills and Kat was ostracized by her peers for being the rather nerdy daughter of two teachers. It helps that their parents were close childhood friends.
* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' Times four : humans [[GenkiGirl Jade]] and [[LittleMissBadass Rose]]; trolls [[LadyLooksLikeADude Terezi]], [[ManipulativeBastard Vriska]], and [[BadassAdorable Nepeta]] to [[PerkyGoth Kanaya]], [[RebelliousPrincess Feferi]], and [[CuteGhostGirl Aradia]]. Kanaya is especially notable since trolls lost interest in fashion eons ago. It should be noted, though, that all of the "tomboys" are at least somewhat girly.
** Also [[spoiler:[[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Roxy]] to [[SkepticNoLonger Jane]], and [[GamerGirl Latula]], [[PsychoExGirlfriend Damara]] and [[TokenEvilTeammate Meenah]] to [[NoIndoorVoice Meulin]], [[TeamMom Porrim]], and [[MrExposition Aranea]]]].
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'': A team variant occurs, with the tomboy Team Andromeda (Jigsaw and Daisy are both strong characters, and Daisy's a Mad Scientist to boot) and the girly Team Gemini (Even though Slick's a guy, he's still pretty effeminate, and Addy is... a blonde [[PrincessesPreferPink princess with pink fur]].)
* ''[[Webcomic/M9Girls M9 Girls!]]'': Karla and Vero. They are best friends; Karla is the girly girl, with her [[TheFashionista fashionista]] and ValleyGirl attitude, while Vero is the tomboy with her snarky attitude and tomboyish clothes.
** Miho (GamerChick slash DarkMagicalGirl) and Ping ([[RobotGirl literally hardwired]] to be cute and girly) also fit this trope...except when Miho is angsting about her relationship with Piro, or when Ping is committing extreme acts of violence.
* ''{{Webcomic/Misfile}}'': You might be able to classify Ash and Emily as this, though [[GenderBender Ash did in fact used to be a boy...]]. And Emily isn't all that girly, but still...
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' Haley and Celia. In addition, their love interests are a SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan, respectively.
* ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'': The title characters: Penny is AlphaBitch while Aggie is a GranolaGirl.
* ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'' have [[SiblingTeam Taffe and Larima]]. It's lampshaded several times by different people.
** [[ProperLady Muneca]] and [[FieryRedhead Cinna]] could count, too. It's actually one of things which cause [[HeadbuttingHeroes problems between them]] - Cinna thinks Muneca is too uptight and 'prudent and fancy,' whereas Muneca thinks Cinna should learn manners and develop 'refined tastes.'
* ''Webcomic/TheSenkari'' has Rachel and Freija being the girly girl and the tomboy to a certain degree, though aside from her taste in clothes Rachel is also a bit of a Tomboy.
* In ''WebComic/PreTeena'', protagonist Teena doesn't care much about her looks or clothes. And the twins next door keep mistaking her for a boy. Her sister Jeri is a wannabe AlphaBitch, who will wear ear-rings and make-up.
* Gogo and Didi (respectively) of ''Webcomic/{{Bomango}}''. Gogo is a BoisterousBruiser who is [[ThePigPen unhygienic and very comfortable with doing gross things]] (a trait associated with young boys). Didi is a LipstickLesbian with a very perky personality and wears nice dresses.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Website/DesuDesBrigade'': ''WebVideo/JesuOtaku'' and ''Vixen'' fit this fairly well.
* ''Literature/DimensionHeroes'', the web fiction serial. Brittany and Tami, though Tami appears to be just as much a girly girl as she is a tomboy.
* Quite a few romantic pairs in ''Roleplay/EquestriaChronicles''.
* ''{{WebVideo/Kickassia}}'': WebVideo/MarzGurl and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick. Of course, Marz is being a DrillSergeantNasty because she likes the power and the Chick is being an epic BitchInSheepsClothing because she wants to rule the micro-nation, so this is a pretty negative example.
** Subverted in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''. It starts out Chick (as [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Arwen]]) is the tomboy while WebVideo/ObscurusLupa (as Disney/SnowWhite) is the girly girl, but Lupa gets tired of that crap and picks up a gun, while Chick gets Jaffers in a fairly decent headlock.
* ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'':
** Lagoona (though it's more of an InformedAttribute, as she seems just as girly as the others) and Draculaura.
** Later, Abby and Torelei.
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Roommates Tennyo (Billie Wilson) and Generator (Jade Sinclair) at Whateley Academy. Billie is a tomboy who likes fishing, and was wearing jeans and flannel shirts at the start of the school year. Jade is the kind of girl who still wears Hello Kitty and Barbie clothes and has stuffed animals around. On the other hand, given what she can make those stuffed animals do.
* Sasha and Iphigenie from ''GreekNinja''. Also Sasha and Eleonora to some extent.
* ''Shopping in a Zombie Apocalypse'' features two girls breaking into a large grocery store after a, well, zombie apocalypse. Although both are quite beautiful, one is quite content to stay up front, play music over the PA, and do a sexy dance atop the checkout, while her girlfriend does a sweep of the store, casually (almost gleefully) dispatching a number of zombies with her cricket bat... while wearing ''rollerskates!''. When the store has been cleared her girly friend rewards her with a kiss, then joins her for a shopping spree now that the danger has been dealt with.
* Ruby Rose, the leader of Team ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has short hair, is a weapons fanatic, is a hack and slash fighter, and hates formal attire. Her partner, Weiss Schnee, is an heiress, has long hair, is generally prim and proper, is LadyOfWar, and her outfit is the most elegant and feminine. Zig-zagged with Team RWBY's other members: While Blake Belladonna is also a very quiet and empathetic LadyOfWar, she is very stoic about her own emotions, and her fighting style resembles that of a {{Ninja}}, has ties with a terrorist organization, and is the only team member that doesn't wear a skirt/dress. Her partner, Yang Xiao Long, is MsFanservice, is quite vain, and is easily the more expressive of the two, but she is also a fiery BoisterousBruiser, BloodKnight and TheLadette.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has Marceline and Princess Bubblegum. Marceline is a punk-rocker Vampire Queen who raises the dead and does what she wants, while Bubblegum is a the lady-like ruler of the Candy Kingdom (although, she's also a scientist and ActionGirl). Interestingly, the two were previously friends (or [[LesYay in a relationship]]). Also, Fionna and Cake (the GenderFlip counterparts of Finn and Jake).
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}'':
** Francine and Muffy. Muffy is a rich girly girl; Francine not only plays sports, but is often the key to victory in most sports. They started being best friends mainly on the discovery that their middle names are the same.
** To a lesser extent, the outgoing Sue Ellen who loves sports and shy Fern who likes to read and wear bows, who often seem to hang out together.
** D.W. and Emily. Emily tends to have more refined manners and much less of a tendency to be bossy or take a leadership role. As seen in some episodes, D.W. will climb trees, play catch with Arthur and Dad, and do other tomboyish (for her age) things. She also seems like the hardier of the two girls when it comes to roughhousing/generally dealing with the Tibble twins.
** D.W. has been on the Girly Girl side as well, notably when she got her own Tomboy counterpart, W.D., in the episode, "Best Enemies". Specifically, D.W. loves unicorns, while W.D. loves race cars.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Toph and Katara. Sure Katara is a full-blown ActionGirl, but her role as the TeamMom and LadyOfWar fighting tactics mean that she often clashes with Toph's more [[TheLadette laid-back]], OneOfTheGuys mannerisms.
** Earlier, in season one, Katara played tom-boy to Princess Yue's girly-girl. Katara, who was so determined to learn how to fight, no matter what people said, contrasted quite strongly to the well-mannered and refined Yue.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has the tough girl [[SpicyLatina Fire]] and sweet, naive [[TheCutie Ice]].
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Ben 10}}'':
** An evil version on the Negative 10 with [[DarkActionGirl Rojo]] and [[DarkMagicalGirl Charmcaster.]] Granted, Charmcaster [[BlackMagicianGirl isn't really super-feminine in personality]], but compared to the butch Rojo she certainly seems so.
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' have [[GirlNextDoor Julie]] and [[MagicalGirlfriend Gwen]].
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' has Yumi (tomboy dressing in black) and Aelita (girly girl dressing in [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick piiiink]]) in the [[FiveManBand heroes' group]]. And for a rival ([[UnknownRival sort of]]) in love, Yumi has Sissi, the long-haired, fashion-obsessed AlphaBitch. While Yumi was from the beginning a competent fighter, Aelita, despite being the MacGuffinGirl, lacked any attacked in the first seasons and often was the DamselInDistress, but started [[TookALevelInBadass Taking a Level in Badass]] toward season 2 and got her own attack in season 3, which turned out to be an in-universe GameBreaker. Ironically, by season 3, Jeremy's programs suggest she has become the most powerful of the Lyoko-Warrior.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/COPS}}'':
** Mirage is the typical girly girl in a necktie while computer wiz Mainframe stands out as the tomboy.
** On the Crooks side, Ms. Demeanor might as well be OneOfTheBoys, while Nightshade is incredibly feminine. Ironically the former wears a dress and the latter usually wears pants.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has Dexter's mom (tomboy) and Dee-Dee (girly girl). Although Dexter's mother is a housewife, she is also an ActionMom who enjoys fighting. Dee-Dee enjoys ballet and playing with dolls. This is [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in that Dee Dee has no problem getting her hands (or whole body) dirty and she holds her own when she is called to [[LittleMissBadass action]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'': [[TheLadette Diana]] and {{Sh|rinkingViolet}}eila.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has Sarah (Tomboy) and Nazz (Girly Girl). Sarah is one of the most powerful female characters, possessing superhuman strength like her brother, and is able to [[CurbStompBattle beat up almost every other character (usually the Eds).]] She is also reckless with a short temper. Nazz, however is gentle and caring, but is seldom seen getting in physical altercations with the other characters. Although there are moments that prove that Nazz [[GirlyBruiser can hold her own in a fight]], she is usually interested in cheerleading, cooking, cute boys, and makeup.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** Vicky and Tootie, sisters who are polar opposites. Vicky is known for being the most fiery, violent girl on the show, and also enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, and watching anime. Her little sister Tootie on the other hand is nice, and enjoys playing with dolls and dress up. This is shown in contrast especially in the episode "Timmy's 2-D House of Horror" where the two took over Timmy's bedroom; turning one half into a pink and girly room with unicorns, and the other half into a medieval dungeon. Timmy couldn't tell which side scared him the most.
** An early episode had Trixie secretly being a {{tomboy}} which in theory makes her fit this with her ValleyGirl friend, Veronica. However the concept has been dropped since.
* ''Famous Five on the Case'' has George's daughter Jo and Anne's daughter Allie, who [[GenerationXerox duplicate their mothers exactly]].
* ''WesternAnimation/FishPolice'' has hard working FieryRedhead Perl, and slutty lounge singer Angel.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'': Leela, a strong, tough ActionGirl and ship captain, and Amy, a ditzy spoiled rich girl who ReallyGetsAround.
* ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' has Pepper Potts as the tomboy and Whitney Stane as the Girly Girl. Unusually for this trope, the Girly Girl is a BadAss ActionGirl whilst the Tomboy...[[DamselScrappy is]] [[FauxActionGirl not.]] She does get better eventually by [[spoiler:getting her own armor]], but it takes two seasons for it to happen.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'': Jane and Judy are both girly girls, focusing on feminine things like shopping, hairstyles, and fashion. Jane is a stay-at-home mom while Judy is a HormoneAddledTeenager. Their robot maid, Rosie, has more of a tomboyish, tough girl attitude.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': Franchise/WonderWoman is a literal Amazon, Comicbook/{{Hawk|man}}girl has worked in the trenches with men all her life and behaves more like a straight-up [[TheLadette Lad-ette]].
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'': One-shot character Dawn and main character June. While Dawn is into girly stuff, like fashion and make-up, June is the tough-talking, strong tomboy.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** The titular character is a BoisterousBruiser whose life revolves around the study of SupernaturalMartialArts, while fellow teammate Asami is an elegant SpiritedYoungLady. [[ActionGirl Both can take you out easily in a fight.]]
** In the backstory, Lin was the tomboy who worked for the Republic City police force and Pema was the pacifistic temple acolyte.
*** Season 3 gives Lin a second Girly Girl to play off of: her half-sister Suyin, the elegant and motherly matriarch of Zaofu.
** Innocent, bubbly Ikki is the Girly Girl in comparison with her BadassBookworm older sister Jinora.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' has Princess Zelda fill the tomboy role, ditching her DamselInDistress role from the video game series to become a TomboyPrincess, to where she's usually doing the rescuing of Link. The girly girl role is filled by pink dress clad fairy princess, Spryte.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': Tina is a tough, street-smart, gum-smacking tomboy, Lola is a bubbly, ditzy, clingy girly girl. This is a result of AdaptationPersonalityChange because Lola was originally an athletic tomboy in ''Film/SpaceJam''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'': Vanessa and Gloria. Zig-zagged; Gloria is the professional racer and trained fighter, Vanessa comes across as the more badass moments on screen.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheModifyers'': Agent Xero fills both roles on her own, thanks to her spy ring. As herself, she's looks and dresses femininely and has [[RapunzelHair hair long enough that it nearly reaches the floor.]] But when she switches to her cover identity, as [[PerkyGoth Lacey Shadows]], her hair [[BoyishShortHair becomes short]] with blue and purple streaks, she adopts a tomboyish attitude and [[FakeBrit a British accent.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' had this with ''Lieutenant'' Sonya Blade and ''Princess'' Kitana. Ironically, during their inevitable GirlsNightOutEpisode, it's Sonya who asks if Kitana ever misses "being a woman."
* ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'': Skeeter was [[AffirmativeActionGirl created]] for the cast to be the tomboy to Piggy's girly girl. However, although Skeeter was the athlete and Piggy liked pink and lace and make-up and tea parties, Skeeter was actually rather nice, and Piggy was [[SuperStrength super strong]], super bossy, and super un-ladylike. What can we say? BewareTheNiceOnes.
* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony' has Megan and her little sister Molly. And this is just the start.
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has several sets of these characters:
*** Rough-and-tumble [[{{Cowboy}} farm girl]] Applejack vs. persnickety [[TheFashionista fashion designer]] Rarity ("Look Before you Sleep").
*** Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy's [[LetsDuet duet]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHf-YnY9k7k "Find a Pet"]] epitomises their nature as this trope, with Fluttershy constantly trying to find adorable little {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}s for Rainbow's pet, while the latter really wants a cool pet who can fly fast.
--->'''Fluttershy:''' How 'bout a bunny? He's cutesy and wootsy and quick as can be!\\
'''Rainbow Dash:''' [[TastesLikeDiabetes "Cutesy"? "Wootsy"?]] Have you even ''met'' me?
* ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'': mischievous Patty O'Green and fashionable Lala Orange, respectively.
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Recess}}'' Spinelli is the tomboy versus her girly girl of a mother - who tries to force her daughter to be more feminine.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' has Susie (Tomboy) and Angelica (girly Girl). Susie is very athletic, while Angelica loves playing with dolls and dressing up.
** ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' does this with Lil and Kimi. Lil plays soccer and mostly wears pants. Although she tries to be more girly to fit in, a few episodes emphasise that she is a tomboy at heart. Kimi meanwhile has more outfits with skirts, fawns over members of a BoyBand and still watches the Dummi Bears.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheSaveUms'': Loud, energetic Jazzi, and kindhearted ThirdPersonPerson Foo!
%%* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': Geeky and tomboyish Velma and gorgeous, "girly girl" Daphne.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In most Future Episodes, Maggie is usually a tough, laid-back tomboy and Lisa is usually a prim and proper girly girl.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': Feisty, can-do, karate chopping techno whiz Sandy Cheeks, and spoiled BrattyTeenageDaughter Pearl Krabs.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Ruby and Sapphire, in both appearance and action. Ruby is dressed like a martial artist, has {{Boyish Short Hair}} and is hot headed. Sapphire wears a full ballgown with {{giant poofy sleeves}}, {{opera gloves}}, [[LongHairIsFeminine long hair]], and is composed under duress. [[spoiler: They are a case of {{Opposites Attract}} and their love allows them to create the ultra-stable [[FusionDance fusion]] that is Garnet.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'': This is pretty well the divide between Jessie (tomboy) and Kimmy (girly girl). No guess as to who the hero prefers, and [[FanPreferredCouple who the audience does]].
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Wakfu}}'': [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]] [[RebelliousPrincess Amalia Sheran Sharm]] of the [[PlantPerson Sadida Kingdom]] is the girly girl to her tomboy bodyguard, the archer [[TheLancer Evangelyne]].
** Though Evangelyne is more of a Girly Girl ActionGirl compared to her sister Cleophee.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' has [[LovableJock Lor]] and [[{{Meganekko}} Tish]], the Tomboy and Girly Girl respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/WheelSquad'': Jessica and Emilie. Jessica is a tomboy and the leader of the Wheel Squad, a young team of wheel aces. Emilie Rotter is a girly girl and the (step)daughter of a wealthy businessman. While Emilie isn't good enough to join the Wheel Squad, she does have the desire to partake in their activities.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': The main characters are ''seven'' girls rather than two, but mostly fit into the roles. [[TheHero Bloom]], [[TheBigGuy Musa]], and [[TheSmartGuy Tecna]], (along with Latter members, Layla and Roxy) are more Tomboyish, while [[TheLancer Stella]] and [[TheChick Flora]] are Girly in comparison.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'': Rogue and Jean to Kitty. Kitty wears pink, sleeps with a Teddy Bear, & sucks at sports, while Jean is a champion at sports, and Rogue is very, very, scary. Somewhat of a subversion however as Rogue's first two sets of clothes have skirts while Kitty never once wears one, though when Rogue gets a third set of clothes in Season 3 like everyone else (which has kneeless jeans) she tends to wear these a lot.
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* Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/BradPitt's daughters Shiloh and Zahara, respectively.
** Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Suri Cruise have had [[http://www.okmagazine.com/news/inside-bizarre-worlds-suri-cruise-and-shiloh-jolie-pitt multiple]] [[http://www.celebitchy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/starmag2.jpg articles]] written about how they are troubled in their different ways.
* Queen Elizabeth II was, in her youth, a TomboyPrincess who was trained as a mechanic during WWII. Her younger sister Princess Margaret was deeply invested in music and the ballet in her lifetime, and had a bit of a reputation built around scandalous romances.
* Tennis rivals, and good friends, Martina Navratilova (Tomboy) and Chris Evert (Girly-Girl). The various contrasts between the two played a big role in cementing their rivalry in the public eye, even as the two have kept a close friendship throughout the years.
* Aly Michalka has claimed to be the Tomboy to best friend/[[Series/{{Hellcats}} costar]] Music/{{Ashley Tisdale}}'s Girly Girl.
* When Music/TheRunaways were still a band, two of its members consisted of leather-donned, foul-mouthed Joan Jett and [[OfCorsetsSexy corset-wearing]], sexy blonde Cherie Currie.
* Real-life best friends and co-stars of ''Film/CharliesAngels'' self-proclaimed tomboy Creator/CameronDiaz and sweet, childlike animal lover Creator/DrewBarrymore are this.
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