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->''"You can attack me, you can send assassins after me, that's fine. But '''nobody''' messes with my boyfriend!"''
-->-- '''Buffy Anne Summers''', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''

Seems harming that guy was a really bad idea. His girlfriend is gonna kick your ass.

A violently protective girlfriend essentially acts like a much younger MamaBear, except her BerserkButton is harm to her mate rather than to the kids; note that this inverts the ''usual'' expectation that the boyfriend is violently protective of the girlfriend (which may still be the case).

This is common with an ActionGirl, AmazonianBeauty, CuteBruiser, or LadyOfWar. Sometimes a ButchLesbian will act this way about her girlfriend due to the stereotype of being [[BrawnHilda stronger]] and more "dominant", though a LipstickLesbian shouldn't be underestimated either. Personalities associated with it include PluckyGirl (who may or may not fight but is likely to be protective anyway), {{Tsundere}} (who is apt to go into rage mode when said lover is threatened despite not being able to stand them half the time) and {{Yandere}} (who is likely to bring out the AxCrazy in response to anyone threatening what she feels is hers). A NonActionGuy or dudes otherwise incompetent in combat seem to [[WeaknessTurnsHerOn attract]] these women. Most types of TheWoobie (except a JerkassWoobie who hasn't revealed his woobie side and WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds) also draw the attention of these types of women out of an instinct to ease their suffering.

Sometimes, if she herself doesn't treat her boyfriend exceptionally well, there can be a variant what can be summed up as, "Hey, [[HypocriticalHeartwarming nobody picks on him but me]]."

Compare to UnderstandingBoyfriend for the [[InvertedTrope inverted variant]]. See also MoreDeadlyThanTheMale, ActionGirlfriend, and BodyguardCrush. Can overlap with BewareTheNiceOnes if she seems harmless until her mate is in danger. A mutually violently protective couple is a BattleCouple. An AmazonChaser may look for one of these. A group of these focused on the same {{Protectorate}} is a BattleHarem.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Don't threaten (or even speak ill of) Keiichi from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' lest you incur the wrath of his Goddess girlfriend. Several characters comment that Belldandy [[BewareTheNiceOnes is terrifying when something threatens (or demeans) her boyfriend]] and the art work depicts her as looking unusually threatening (for her) when this happens. This was seen as early as in Urd's introductory episode, where Bell was ''pissed'' at her older sister for meddling with their relationship.
* ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'': Yuri Suzuki. When the concubines who are butthurt because Kail is going the LadykillerInLove way for her put scorpions in Yuri's bed ''in the same night that Kail was about to sleep in her bedroom'', Yuri gets so absolutely pissed off that she storms into the room the girls are in and shouts that they can treat her as badly as they want, '''but they better not endanger Kail'''. She then correctly identifies the one who came up with that shit and [[HumiliationConga throws the now-dead scorpions on her.]] And this isn't including the times she has ridden into battle to save him. [[spoiler:She even gave up a final chance to return back to her home time in Japan to ride to Kail's rescue.]]
* Threatening or physically assaulting Eren from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is a sure fire way to press Mikasa's BerserkButton. Not a good idea considering she's likely the second most powerful human in the world and, much more, she's perfectly willing to face down everything from a squad of cannon armed soldiers to entire hordes of Titans to the world's strongest man himself just to keep Eren safe.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''
** "Seize vital regions, seize vital regions... CRUSH PRUSSIA, CRUSH PRUSSIA!!" Really, people, don't mess with Austria unless you want his girlfriend/wife Hungary to pound you.
** HoYay version: in the [[Manga/HetaliaBloodbath2010 Christmas/New Years 2010 Special]], Finland snapped when his partner Sweden (who refers to him as "his wife") was hit with TheWorfEffect and managed to put up quite a fight against his attacker. [[spoiler: Too bad he got caught too.]]
* Miyako from ''Anime/BambooBlade'' is overly protective of Dan... although it's at least in part because [[CuteAndPsycho she just likes having a reason to hurt people]].
* Jacuzzi Splot of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', being the timid and [[AllLovingHero all-forgiving]] MartyrWithoutACause he is, puts absolutely no thought into fighting those intent on harming him. Thus, Nice Hollystone sees to the job herself, [[PyroManiac always through the liberal application of explosives to the problem]].
* Senjougahara of ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' swore that if Araragi was killed she would [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge do everything in her power to destroy his killer]]. Arguably did this because Senjougahara becoming a murderer is something that will get ''Araragi'' of all people to not just be a doormat when it comes to certain foes. At the same time, she's serious.
* Hotarubi from ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''. Hurt her beloved Yashamaru and you're '''dead!'''
* [[spoiler:Elizabeth "Lizzie" Middleford]] in the ''Manga/BlackButler'' manga decides to stop hiding her LadyOfWar side when she and [[spoiler: her fiance Ciel]] were rodeated by zombies and he was unable to protect her. When this took place, the girl tearfully and fearlessly jumped to the guy's defense [[DualWielding with two rapiers in hand]]...
-->(paraphrased) "I will become the wife of [[spoiler: The Queen's Watchdog]]! BACK OFF HIM!"
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': As far as [[SociopathicHero Revy]] is concerned, harming Rock in any manner is punishable by a disproportionate beat down for a first offense, and a bullet for a second (or even for a first if it's severe enough). When [[spoiler:Chaka]] wants to goad her into a gunfight, he does so by [[spoiler:wantonly beating Rock]] -- and, later on, he gets [[spoiler:what he had coming for it, as Revy trashes him for a bit and then leaves him at the mercy of his ''other'' victim's bodyguard: Ginji Matsuzaki, who is quick to give him a particularly horrible CruelAndUnusualDeath for the shit he pulled on his charge, YakuzaPrincess Yukio]]. Revy doesn't even hesitate to take on [[spoiler:''[[LadyOfWar Balaleika]]'']] to protect Rock.
* Anyone who wants to do something to Ryouta in ''Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness'' has to fight [[UnwantedHarem several angry girls]] who are magicians.
* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' you can see Clare protecting Raki several times. Raki is [[BeingHumanSucks totally defenseless as a human being]] in the fight against the man-eating monsters (or warriornesses like [[DarkActionGirl Ophelia]]). On the other hand, Raki screams at anyone who does not treat Clare well. And [[ThePowerOfLove his love]] has in the anime twice prevented that Clare has turned into [[FaceMonsterTurn a man-eating monster]].
* In one of the constant cases of insanity and sexual arousal in ''Manga/DeadTube'' Betsuki-sensei tried to continue her sex craze with Machiya, Mashiro calmly states “that” [Machiya’s dick] is hers and Betsuki can’t have it, Mashiro blows her brains off with an automatic pistol to show she means it, and to protect Machiya since that’s how Betsuki initiates a murder: fuck then kill under the pretense they couldn’t satisfy her.
* [[MadLove Misa]] [[{{Yandere}} Amane]] of ''Anime/DeathNote'' is a particularly dark example, but killing for her beloved MagnificentBastard boyfriend is ''far'' from beneath her.
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', NO ONE shall harm/beat up/capture/[[spoiler: put inside DeathTrap]]/etc. [[ActionSurvivor Wataru Takagi]]. Because [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy his]] ActionGirlfriend and police partner just ''happens'' to be Miwako Sato, one of the most powerful {{Action Girl}}s in the cast [[spoiler: and who once lost her FirstLove/former partner Matsuda to terrorists]], and she will '''NOT''' tolerate anyone putting ''her'' Takagi in danger. [[spoiler: She has been on the verge of losing her SecondLove at least ''thrice'', for worse, [[BerserkButton and obviously was VERY unhappy about that]].]]
** Subverted with Ran Mouri, who has protected her "not-boyfriend" Shinichi Kudo many times from many danger... but ''she doesn't know it'' because he was shrunk into the titular Conan and she's completely LockedOutOfTheLoop in these regards. So Ran believes herself to be a MamaBear regarding the kid, but she's actually protecting her love interest...
* Celty of ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' develops this for Shinra after volume 8, after he [[spoiler: is tortured almost to the point of death]].
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** While not in a relationship with Grey, threatening his well-being is a bad idea. When a foe who was fighting her proclaimed she was gonna kill him (due to mistakenly believing he killed her mother), Juvia became ''[[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ce/67/42/ce674227cdffc45e06bf8e32a16db95e.jpg absolutely '''scary''']]''. Note that she's so pissed that '''[[MemeticBadass Erza Scarlett]]''' is ''visibly frightened'' by it.
** Erza herself became an example of this trope while trying to defend Jellal from both Midnight and Kagura.
* ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'': [[{{Tsundere}} Louise]] is [[GroinAttack often violent]] to Saito but is protective of him as well.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has [[BodyguardCrush Hawkeye and Lan Fan]], who are quite protective [[BodyguardingABadass of both Mustang and Ling]] respectively. Note that while Hawkeye and Mustang [[spoiler:were confirmed to have [[WordOfGod marriage-worthy]] feelings for each other (though their ranks and positions don't let them fully act on such feels)]] and Ling and Lanfan [[ShipTease mean a lot to each other]], both girls also have professional duties as bodyguards.
* How does one describe Yuno Gasai of ''Manga/FutureDiary''? Devilishly sweet, perhaps? [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Quirkily insane]], even? Or maybe... Just maybe... a little overly possessive of Yukiter-- [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Hey. Wait, what're you doin--]] [[KilledMidSentence OH, DEAR SWEET MOTHER OF--...]]
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' features this relationship with {{Tsundere}} Anko Uehara and Noboru Yoshikawa (who plays the role of UnderstandingBoyfriend). You NEVER mess with Noboru in Anko's presence unless you want a thorough beating. Kinda ironic when you consider the fact Uehara actually started out as a LovingBully to Noboru.
* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'': If you mess with her "Mahiro-san", Nyarko ''will'' turn you into a greasy stain on the pavement. In this case it's pretty well {{justified|Trope}}, since it's [[BodyguardCrush literally her job]] to protect Mahiro and most of the things coming after him are horrible {{Eldritch Abomination}}s from space that either want to kill him or do things like sell him into slavery.
* Seras Victoria from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' and ''Hellsing Ultimate'' OVA is most of time much more cheerful and human than her [[TheMentor Mentor]] [[SociopathicHero Alucard]] and slightly unwilling to accept that she is a vampire. When her {{Love Interest|s}} [[TheCaptain Pip]] [[EyepatchOfPower Bernadotte]] [[spoiler:is murdered ''[[CruelAndUnusualDeath in a very unpleasant and terrible way]]'' ]] in front of her, however, the result was enough to scare the crap out of ''vampire Nazis''. And let's not even talk about [[CurbStompBattle what she did]] [[spoiler: [[{{Gorn}} with Pip's murderer]]...]] or maybe we should because [[TheKillerBecomesTheKilled the]] [[AssholeVictim murderer]] [[TheDogBitesBack had it]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome coming]]!
* Hori from ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}'' has a violent temper, so when some of Miyamura's former bullies start insulting him in front of her (when she was ''already'' in a bad mood), well... let's just say that they never tried messing with him again.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** Kagome blasts Naraku apart just because he made fun of Inuyasha. She threatens the Peachman so much so that even Miroku and Shippou are amazed. Plus she blasts Kikyou's souls out of her TWICE for trying to kill him while she was in her {{Yandere}} days. She even shoots at Sesshoumaru and threatens him twice. Where would Inuyasha be without his girlfriend to protect him?
** Once Inuyasha's [[CameBackWrong revived]] ex-girlfriend Kikyou loses a part of her rage at the world and sets into {{Anti Hero}}ine territory, she also threatens the evil priestess Tsubaki and openly warns her not to kill him. ''To put it on perspective:'' post-{{Yandere}}-phase Kikyou is [[PerpetualFrowner a very serious]] DarkMagicalGirl who almost always keeps what remains of [[BrokenBird her muddled emotions]] [[SourOutsideSadInside in check]] and rarely if ever [[TranquilFury shows open anger]]... but the moment her old RivalTurnedEvil tells her that she's gonna kill Inuyasha, she fires two arrows at Tsubaki (pining her robe sleeve to the wooden door), walks up to her ''and pulls on her hair while delivering her warning about Inuyasha''. Seriously, don't mess with Kikyou.
* Even though she gave him immortality, Saitohimea of ''LightNovel/ItsukaTenmaNoKuroUsagi'' still couldn't bear to see Taito get hurt for her sake, or when he undergoes TrainingFromHell under a DrillSergeantNasty.
* Deconstructed with [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Lisa Lisa]] of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Yes, she killed her husband's killer, but because she charged in without thinking, she was spotted by someone who thought she was burning the body (when it was actually disintegrating because [[ThePowerOfTheSun zombies are weak to Hamon]]), ''and'' the fact that the killer in question was a high ranking military leader, she had to go into hiding, [[spoiler:leaving behind her son, Joseph]].
* ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}'': Valmet will put a foot up your ass, when you as much as look at Koko in a funny way (Koko doesn't reciprocate Valmet's [[LesYay romantic feelings towards her]], but it still counts).
* While [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend they aren't actually dating]], Kaguya of ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' is extremely protective of Shirogane. Case in point: reducing a girl skilled in [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speeches]] to a gibbering mess of tears because they insulted him.
* RuleNumberOne when you are a character in ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' and particularly ''Manga/ZettaiShoujoSeiikiAmnesian'': don't lay a finger on Himeko. Otherwise, [[LipstickLesbian Chikane]] will ([[LadyOfWar albeit gracefully]]) kick your sorry ass from here to Orion.
* Considering that NiceGuy Kokuto Mikiya from ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' is the {{Love Interest|s}} and MoralityPet to {{Tsundere}} CuteAndPsycho KnifeNut RealityWarper [[MagicalEye with-eyes-capable-of-seeing-]][[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu how-to-kill-even-Cthulhu]] Ryougi Shiki, harming him is generally '''NOT''' [[TooDumbToLive a good idea]]. In the first film, Overlooking View, she . In the final film, [[spoiler: Lio Shirazumi]] was under the impression that if he [[MurderTheHypotenuse got rid of him]], she'd revert to her innate murderous nature and be just as crazy as he was. [[spoiler:He was only right insofar as she would resolve to kill him after [[AnArmAndALeg severing all his limbs]].]]
* Do not threaten Kenichi of ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' in the presence of his semi-pseudo-girlfriend Miu. Many have mistaken his attempts to talk them down as trying to protect Miu from them; none realize until it's too late that he's protecting ''them'' from ''her''
* In ''Kitsune no Yomeiri'' Ousuke, an unlucky everyman, ends up getting married to the kitsune princess Kyouka. Now, while she is a prankster and loves tricking her husband, with such things like drawing on his face as he sleeps, she does deeply care for him and his hard work ethic. When some thugs ruined all the potatoes he just finished peeling, she unleashed her fox fire on them.
* ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'':
** While they're not a couple, [[LittleMissBadass Morgiana]] is this to [[{{Deuteragonist}} Alibaba]]. She is incredibly loyal to him and harming or insulting him is one of her [[BerserkButton berserk buttons]]... And ''[[OneWomanArmy Morgiana]]'' is not someone you would ''[[KickChick want as]] [[SuperStrength an enemy]]''.
** [[LadyofWar Kougyoku]] is much the same way with [[JustFriends Alibaba]] [[spoiler:even before they got engaged]] and [[BigBrotherWorship Kouen]]. Upon seeing them [[spoiler:hurt by the Medium in chapter 191, she becomes enraged, unleashing an attack that knocks the seemingly-invulnerable monster clean off its feet]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has a LesYay version: Setsuna, Konoka's {{childhood friend|Romance}} and personal bodyguard. Although as her bodyguard it's her duty to protect her, Setsuna is shown to be fiercely protective of Konoka and [[BodyguardCrush her feelings are clearly beyond a bodyguard's for her charge.]] After [[spoiler:entering a Pactio with Konoka]], she's even more of the real deal, and they become a BattleCouple.
* The ''Mazinger'' saga:
** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': ''Really'' it is not a good idea hurting Kouji Kabuto in front of prototypical {{Tsundere}} ActionGirl and BattleCouple Sayaka Yumi. Although her FemBot is a constant victim of TheWorfEffect, she still has TONS of righteous wrath to back her. Secondary character Saijyo found out about it the hard way in episode 26: shortly after beating up Kouji he found himself in the grip of a ''HumongousMecha'' while Sayaka gave him a furious TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
** In ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'' Sayaka tears apart ''three'' [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beasts]] that were threatening Kouji in a matter of seconds, roaring the whole time. Even Kouji was frightened.
* Jyubee in ''Manga/NejimakiKagyu'' is sorta like this. She's a childhood friend to her teacher, Kamo, and wants to be his girlfriend once she finishes high school. But since Kamo is an unwitting ChickMagnet and the female student body at his school are literally crazy for him. She opts to protect him with the training she received while abroad in China. [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-U690maWHxuc/Uou15RikfiI/AAAAAAAAOFA/Mntiq7EZc7c/012.png?imgmax=2000 This is]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1LC4brq5TiA/Uou16eCynmI/AAAAAAAAOFE/z3qcNVRZ6tk/013.png?imgmax=2000 usually the result]] of anyone who threaten him or tries to separate the two.
* An extremely rare gay case is Shion from ''LightNovel/No6''. His boyfriend Nezumi is completely off limits. This is rather interesting because Shion is a [[NiceGuy overwhelmingly pleasant and friendly person]] and is the most passive, non violent and less physically threatening of the couple, while Nezumi is pretty much an experienced assassin and cold killer. These are also the only scenarios where he shows his {{Yandere}} side, and even simple insults towards Nezumi can get him violent. [[spoiler: This hits an extreme when Nezumi is non-fatally shot, causing Shion to coldly shoot the attacker in the leg, slowly approach him while creepily muttering ''how dare you hurt him'' and blast his brains off point blank. Nezumi is understandably horrified by this and begs Shion to stop. When Nezumi finally asks him why, Shion responds it was ''punishment'' for hurting him. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness This so out of the blue]] for Shion that he has a [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone small breakdown]] when he comes to his senses.]]
* ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'''s title character Himari is a love interest of Amakawa Yuuto, and his bodyguard. The first time he gets seriously injured protecting her, she falls into a murderous rage, slices of the arm of a skyscraper-sized giant, and would have killed the enemy who injured Yuuto -- it takes Yuuto himself invoking a PillarOfLight to stop her. The second time he is injured is only in the manga. Yuuto is injured by the BigBad... prompting Himari to ''start eating said BigBad''. Not only does she fall into a murderous rage, [[spoiler::she also absorbs the hate and anger of the BigBad, and the last few chapters are about how to calm her down again]].
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Although she's not his girlfriend anywhere but in her own mind (where she believes they are engaged), Boa Hancock gets VERY upset when someone threatens Luffy. [[http://read.mangashare.com/One-Piece/chapter-559/page013.html When Smoker attacks Luffy]], she threatens to rip him to pieces and feed him to wild dogs. Take in consideration that this woman is most likely the most powerful ActionGirl in the '''whole''' ''[[WorldOfBadass One Piece universe]]'', as a KickChick LadyOfWar who ''also'' has TakenForGranite powers, and...
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Akane becomes this whenever Ranma fails to properly defend himself against any real threat. If he's losing in a fight, she'll either help him kick your ass or she'll do it herself... or at least, she'll try to do it herself. It's not easy to defend your fiancé when [[OvershadowedByAwesome everyone else is better than you.]] Thankfully, her temper has made up for her lack of skills more than once. One time, she easily [[BreakingTheBonds broke through thick bonds]] out of pure rage over someone threatening Ranma.
-->'''Akane:''' Let me go! If you hurt him, I swear that I'll...
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': If you ever hurt Tsukune, Moka will make sure you [[CatchPhrase know your place]]. Unless Kurumu or Mizore beat her to it -- if Tsukune himself doesn't kill you first, that is. Unusually for this trope, the one Tsukune truly wants as a girlfriend, [[GenkiGirl Outer Moka]], isn't really much use until her Rosary is removed and [[SplitPersonality she becomes]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Inner Moka]], who will fight just as viciously as the others but does it for herself rather than for Tsukune ([[spoiler: at least at first]]).
* ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'': While they're not an item yet, Oscar Francois de Jarjays completely flips her shit out when André Grandier [[spoiler:is subjected to EyeScream by Bernard aka the BlackKnight]], and very nearly kills the culprit.
* Both Usagi/Moon and Michiru/Neptune from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' have put themselves at great risk to save their respective love interests, Mamoru/Tuxedo Kamen and [[HoYay/SailorMoon Haruka/Uranus]].
** Cruelly {{subverted|Trope}} ''twice'' in the finale of ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'': Minako becomes Sailor V and prepares to open a goddess-sized can of whoopass on the youma apparently threatening her love interest Ace... Except the youma informs her that she [[spoiler: ''works'' for Ace]] and thinks that ''she'' is this trope... At which point [[spoiler: ''Ace wounds her'', giving Sailor V the opening she needed to kill her]]. Ace then dies [[spoiler: at Sailor V's hands]].
* The titular HumanAliens of ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' are this by default, being fiercely protective of their human partners. It's entirely justified, since [[spoiler: killing the Ashikabi will terminate all their Sekirei]] and most Ashikabi are simply PunyEarthlings caught up in battles between superhuman {{Action Girl}}s. The notable exception is Yukari Sahashi, who responds [[GroinAttack violently]] to anyone that dares to threaten her beloved {{Bishonen}}, Shiina. Her tendency to hospitalize rival Ashikabi results in her becoming TheDreaded, while SubmissiveBadass Shiina [[ShareTheMalePain winces]] in the background.
* ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'': Yuu and Mika are implied to [[HoYay have feelings for each other]] with Mika and Yuu occasionally acting like this to each other.
* Diane from the series ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' might not be Meliodas' girlfriend but she will beat the living hell out of you if you try to hurt him.
* A humorous example in ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Messing with Fuyuki is a great way to get Momoka to kick your ass, even though she isn't technically his girlfriend. [[StalkerWithACrush Yet.]]
* Hurting Lawrence in ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'' is the best way to get Holo mad. And as she's a PhysicalGod whose true form is of a [[CanisMajor wolf large enough to devour a man in a single bite]], and making her really mad brings out her predatory side... Not a bright move. Especially given the implications she's [[ImAHumanitarian eaten humans in the past]].
* In episode 10 of ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', a [[SlasherSmile gloating]] Kuradeel kills one of his guildmates, then starts to torture Kirito, who [[CurbStompBattle soundly defeated]] him in an earlier duel. Were it not for the timely arrival of Asuna who had been following them, it's likely Kuradeel would have also killed Kirito, then made up some random excuse as to why the two guildmates were dead to their guild leader Heathcliff.
* If you find yourself in one of the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' universes, it doesn't matter which one; don't threaten Tenchi while Ryoko is around. Just don't. For that matter, Princess Ayeka will also be pretty pissed off at you. And the rest of his BattleHarem won't be happy either...
* Momo in ''Manga/ToLoveRu Darkness''. The most protective among Rito's love interests. When she thought Yami was trying to kill Rito and decided to interfere with their conversation, Yami commented that she could sense Momo's bloodlust. On another occasion, when her [[InstantFanClub fan club]] tried to "save" her from Rito (by shooting him with [[NerfArm Nerf Guns]])... she [[GlowingEyesOfDoom was]] ''[[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/to_love_ru_darkness/c017/38.html not amused]]''.
* ''Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'': Once upon a time, a group of thugs roughed up Kohei Morioka, the favorite servant / blood donor / toy of vampire princess Hazuki. They were never seen again.
* ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'': While Larva is more of Miyu's BattleButler than boyfriend, NO ONE should think of harming him. Miyu will, in her own words, [[TranquilFury "turn [you] into ashes"]] for hurting her faithful and devoted companion.
** Similarly, her fellow "Vampire Princess" Yui was ''most pissed'' when the first Shinma she fought impaled her own companion Nagi with a spear. Notice that at such a particular point, Yui had ''just'' become a vampire and had next to no idea of how to use her newfound vampire skills -- ''she fought anyway'' and used both guile and raw power to win.
* When ''Manga/TheVoynichHotel's'' [[spoiler: Elena]] learns that two {{Serial Killer}}s have been tasked with killing her UnderstandingBoyfriend [[spoiler: Taizou Kuzuki]], she confronts one of them. [[spoiler: Said serial killer ends up with [[OffWithHisHead her head]] [[DeadGuyOnDisplay impaled at the top of the building]]. The other is [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe chopped in several pieces]] by someone else, escaping with her life ''only'' because Elena's fellow maid Beluna finds her dying body and stitches her back out of pity.]]
** Towards the end, when [[spoiler: Elena]] isn't around, the guy is targeted again and subjected to massive doses of ColdBloodedTorture, [[spoiler: this time by {{yakuza}} from his DarkAndTroubledPast]]. When she comes back, walks into the bloody scene and sees him more dead than alive... [[LudicrousGibs eh, the attackers don't live for too long either.]]
* Saori from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' acts this way toward Shuuichi, however they aren't dating and Shu apparently doesn't have romantic feelings toward Saori.
* ''Manga/YandereKanojo'': Reina Ryuuzaki already has a violent temper, being a {{delinquent|s}} and all (though [[CharacterDevelopment she mellows out somewhat]]), but anybody threatening her boyfriend ([[{{Tsundere}} aside from her]]) is in for a world of hurt.
** [[GenerationXerox That trait comes from her mom.]] Anyone tried to bother [[ShrinkingViolet Kouichiro]] might as well as [[DisproportionateRetribution calling their undertaker to save time.]]
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** In [[Anime/YuGiOh the original series]], Anzu was ''very'' protective of Yugi ever since they were kids. While she's not an ActionGirl or a big duelist, she ''is'' a determined PluckyGirl who does what she can to support him, and will stand up for Yugi's sake if he needs it.
** High Priest Akhenadin noticed that Kisara either wouldn't or couldn't summon her powerful Blue-Eyes White Dragon ''ka'' to protect herself, but when it comes to protecting Priest Seto...
** Mana and her ''ka'', the Black/Dark Magician Girl, are this to Yami Yugi/Pharaoh Atem and Mahaad/Black/Dark Magician.
** Aki Izayoi reminds Jack Atlas of this trope when Yusei Fudo is kidnapped on ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''.

* Pablo Francisco has speculated that this is the best part of having a Mexican girlfriend, because if you get in a fight, she will jump in and wipe the floor with the other guy.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/{{X 23}}, as Lady Deathstryke found out the hard way.
-->'''X-23:''' You were dead the second you touched Julian Keller.
* Susan Richards for Reed Richards, after she TookALevelInBadass and became the most powerful member of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour''. (In fact, word to the wise: [[MamaBear Don't threaten her son,]] [[BigSisterInstinct her little brother,]] or [[TrueCompanions any of her friends]] if you value your life.)
* The [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Pre-Crisis]] Franchise/WonderWoman, for Steve Trevor. In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, she used to be for ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
* ''Both'' BettyAndVeronica can occasionally become this for Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}.
* In ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'', Henry can usually take care of himself...but when he's outmatched, Pearl is more than willing to step up to the plate and deal with things. [[spoiler:As Skinner Sweet, among others, found out the hard way.]]
* ''Comicbook/NewGods'': Big Barda will destroy anyone who even ''looks'' at her husband Mister Miracle funny. That, or she'll teleport you to another galaxy... in the middle of space. To be fair, that's less her being a Violently Protective Girlfriend and more her being violent, period. Barda seems to believe all problems will go away if you beat them to an unrecognizable pulp... which admittedly is accurate most of the time.
* ComicBook/LoisLane becomes this each time Superman is [[BroughtDownToNormal depowered]]. For instance this time after her wedding to Clark, when he was kidnapped after temporarily losing his powers. Lois took her [[MilitaryBrat army brat]] background to extremes, becoming a Film/GIJane in order to come to the rescue.
* In the ''Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', if you try attacking Knuckles, you're going to end up in a world of pain anyway. Attack him in front of Julie-Su and that's only [[UpToEleven going to be doubled]]. [[OhCrap Good luck trying to weasel out of that one...]]
* Normally, Comicbook/BlackWidow and Comicbook/BuckyBarnes are a BattleCouple of equal standing. But if you even dare to ''imply'' that Natasha would betray him, don't say you didn't deserve that [[http://evecoffn.tumblr.com/post/142523044405 lunging knife]] at your throat.
* ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'': Gwen Stacy is this to Peter Parker in most mediums. This is best displayed in one issue of ComicBook/SpiderGwen where she had to intervene when two bullies are attacking him on a football field.
-->'''Gwen:''' Touch him again and you won't like how I touch '''you'''.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Males examples in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Do ''not'' try to hurt Italy in front of Germany or Japan. The homophobe and the bully learned this the ''hard'' way.
* ''Fanfic/ABoyAGirlAndADogTheLeithianScript'': In this ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' fanfic:
** Do NOT strike, threaten or merely badmouth Beren when Luthien is in the vicinity. You have been warned.
** Inverted with Beren in one scene. He usually IS very protective -when the Sons of Fëanor attempted to kidnap Luthien he tackled one of them (together with his horse!) and nearly chocked him to death-. However, when [[GodOfEvil Morgoth]] talked about Luthien "serving his necessities", Beren was itching for hitting him. But he was aware of it would work not at all, so he restrained himself and trusted that Luthien knew what she was doing.
** After their reconciliation, Maiwe warns fiercely that she will not tolerate Edrahil being taken by granted again.
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'':
** Do NOT hurt Asuka unless you fancy the idea of Shinji going berserker on your posterior:
--->''He'd been hesitant. He didn't like causing pain in anyone. That Don Barceló apparently richly deserved it made it more complicated, but it was still hard to watch. He'd been torn on how to treat him... until Asuka spoke. "Raped hundreds of times for years on end... I am just fine with hurting people like the ones who hurt me... And so am I. Asuka just wants to hang him? I want him to bleed. I want everyone who hurt her to burn!" There hadn’t even been any thought process to it. As soon as she'd said that, the fierce, burning desire to just get in Eva Unit-01, power it up, and use it to crush every person who'd ever hurt Asuka had flashed through him like lightning.\\
"Crush... destroy... kill... all of them. They hurt her. Make them PAY."''
** Asuka does not appreciate people hurting Shinji either. And she has way less restrain than him. After all, she joined a coup to protect Shinji.
--->'''Asuka:''' I shot Winthrop. I killed him.\\
'''Shinji:''' What?\\
'''Asuka:''' When I said "I have to take care of something when I get back," after the fighting... I... went to meet Jinnai, at the bottom of the NERV Berlin complex, [...] That's where they'd stuffed Winthrop after they'd captured him. Jinnai had his goons work him over, probably trying to get the N2 codes out of him, but they kept him alive until after the fighting... so I could get there.\\
'''Shinji:''' And?\\
'''Asuka:''' It was just Jinnai and Winthrop down there. Jinnai handed me a gun and told me to make it quick. Winthrop... was surprised to see me. He thought you might have been a problem, but not me. He called me a slut and a liability to real soldier. I told him... [...] ...that it was because he'd killed my mother.\\
'''Shinji:''' That's what you told me that night. It sounded strange then, but I... I can understand why you'd do it, Asu--\\
'''Asuka:''' Winthrop didn't believe me.\\
'''Shinji:''' What?\\
'''Asuka:''' He... thought I must have had another reason, another person I was doing it for. I told him to go to Hell, and emptied the pistol into his head until his brains were all over the walls. Then I came back to the apartment and we made our... arrangement.\\
'''Shinji:''' Was he right?\\
'''Asuka:''' When you left that stupid note that wouldn’t have fooled anyone for a fucking second, I read it as soon as you left. I left for Jinnai's place right after that. I told him I was in, on two conditions; that I got to personally kill Winthrop... and that you be left out of it.
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Asuka really ''hates'' when someone hurts Shinji. It enrages her more than anything. And she is short-tempered as it is! [[http://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/advice-and-trust-nge.8768/page-26#post-2271600 In chapter 4]] a classmate was hitting on Shinji and inadvertently making him feeling bad. As a result Asuka was having a meltdown and plotting ways to kill her:
-->''But from someone like Takamori, it was just a reminder of how he didn't feel worthy of the title most of the time. 'Fricking skank is trying to worm her way in to grab a piece of my Shinji, and making him feel like crap doing it. I will eat your '''eyes''', bitch! How dare you hurt him!' She couldn't restrain herself anymore. Watching one of these slags make Shinji's smile crumble enraged her in a way she'd never felt before. Time to do something, anything to make her leave him alone. She frantically tried to come up with a good excuse to interrupt. Her first preference, stabbing Takamori in the neck with her pen, was right out. 'No, can't stab her brains out... beside, strangling her with my bare hands is so much more personal and intimate...'''
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'': Carol Danvers. While she and Harry aren't dating (though not for lack of epic ShipTease), and Harry is physically generally more than capable of taking care of himself, whenever he's vulnerable, physically or emotionally, threatening up/looking like you might upset him is a very good way to get (at best) a DeathGlare or (at worst) a lot of constructively applied violence.
** Another example of this trope is Harry Dresden and [[spoiler: Wanda Maximoff, who warns ''Magneto'' to back off when he looks like he's about to do a IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer speech to Harry. Mind you, she is his daughter]].
* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': You really, ''really'' does not want to mess with Shinji or Asuka in presence of Rei. She has a gun and she is very trigger-happy.
-->''"Was it absolutely necessary to pull a gun on him?" Asuka chided, half-heartedly.''\\
''"He made you cry," Rei replied, as if nothing more needed to be said. Perhaps it didn't.''
* ''Manga/Evangelion303'': In chapter 15 Mari flirts with Shinji and Asuka goes ballistic, not only because the brunette woman was teasing her [[spoiler:fiancé]] but also because she knew that Mari wanted to mess with Shinji's mind for her own amusement.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': When an illegal Eva rampaged through China Asuka suggested they deploy Unit 01 -- piloted by her husband Shinji--... together with six more Evas only in case. Misato only let her deploy two Units.
* ''FanFic/IAmNOTGoingThroughPubertyAgain'': Naruto and Sakura are both very protective of their respective spouses and have killed would-be assassins in the past.
-->'''Sasuke:''' We both know you're not a killer, Naruto. At most, you would have beaten him within an inch of his life before turning him over to the ANBU - like what you did the last three times someone was stupid enough to target your wife. \\
'''Naruto:''' Those were just the people who tried to ''kidnap'' her, the assassins never had enough of a body left behind to warrant formal investigations, once I got through with them.
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'':
** Shinji is very protective of Asuka. And since he is Superman getting him angry is not a good idea AT ALL. When he thought [[spoiler:Kaji had hurt her he throw the metallic door off its hinges to have a serious conversation with him]].
** After getting together Asuka reciprocates Shinji's protectiveness and will beat whoever hurts him. And since she [[spoiler:gains powers and becomes the next Wonder Woman /Supergirl]], she CAN beat whoever is powerful enough to hurt him.
* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'':
** Even before their relationship becomes official, Asuka is very protective of Shinji. As [[spoiler:the rogue Unit-A]] subdues Unit-01 and attempts to kill Shinji, Asuka jumps to his defense and wraps her robot's hand around the monster's neck before stabbing it to death.
--->"Get away from him! I won't let you hurt him anymore!"
** Comes in to play later, as Asuka realizes that [[spoiler:the Emerald Tablet, [[AIIsACrapshoot a mad AI]]]] is attempting to use [[spoiler:Unit-02]] to kill Shinji. [[spoiler:At this point, the Tablet has taken control over Unit-02 by pushing Asuka into a HeroicBSOD by using her mental connection to the Eva to first grind down her sanity and then subject her to a successful [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]], but the realization of what it is trying to do brings her back from the brink. She then angrily declares to the Tablet that she won't allow it to take Shinji from her, musters up all her HeroicWillpower, and manages to violently push the Tablet out of Unit-02 and her mind by (metaphorically) strangling its avatar.]]
* ''Fanfic/ScarTissue'':
** Shinji. Calling Asuka names is enough to make him losing control of himself. And when he does he is very frightening. Misato compared him once with a wolf defending his mate.
--->Of course, in the middle of the open war against Asuka's presence, everyone in the room failed to notice Shinji's change of mood. With every insult directed towards Asuka, he felt rage unlike any other build inside him like a deadly current threatening to consume him completely. He could stand anything people directed his way, as long as it was him who was offended. No-one, NO ONE had the right to insult Asuka, they had no idea what she had been through, what she had suffered. Such a thing would not stand.
** Asuka. After almost killing Shinji her behavior completely changes and she becomes ''extremely'' protective of him. And she gets very angry whenever she perceives that someone has hurt him.
* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'' [[spoiler:Asuka]] is a Violently Protective Wife as well as a MamaBear. Threaten [[spoiler:Shinji]] or her daughter [[spoiler:Aki]] and she will go on a rampage, like [[spoiler:Zeruel]], [[spoiler:Kaworu]] and even [[spoiler:Gendo]] found out the hard way. It also applies the other way around.
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Hurting Shinji is not merely idiotic. It is downright suicidal. His girlfriend is a hot-tempered fiery red-head with ''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian powers]]''. Usually Asuka holds back, but threatens Shinji and you will find out how funny is being punched by someone strong enough to lift a mountain. [[spoiler:A cult's leader certainly found out;]] alas, he did not deem the experience funny.
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'':
** [[AntiHero Shinji]] is a violently protective boyfriend. Very violent and very protective. Hurt [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]] -or [[SurpriseIncest Rei]] or [[ParentalSubstitute Misato]] for that matter- at any way, shape or form and your agony will be ''endless''. Asuka finds his attitude... [[InLoveWithYourCarnage arousing.]]
** In turn, [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] [[{{Tsundere}} Langley]] [[AcePilot Sohryu]] also gets very violent when someone threatens [[LoveInterests Shinji]]. How violent? She is a ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khornate]]'' ''[[TheBerserker berserker]]''.
* In the ''{{Fanfic/Uplifted}}'' series, Hanala'Jarva having several... incidents. Most of them justified. The last incident involving [[spoiler: Hanala unloading a whole MP-40 clip into a starving runaway Jewish woman who was to be Joachim Hoch's sisters-in-law after he startles her into shooting him in the face.]] is more questionable.
* In the ''Anime/ShamanicPrincess'' fanfiction ''Divine Sorceress'', Graham remains viciously protective of Tiara, but now, Tiara would be just as fierce in protecting him as well. When Graham got attacked by a Ryami, and advanced Mihan demon, an enraged Tiara switched to her demon form and struck at the Ryami without warning, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome and then she killed it]].
* [[BewareTheNiceOnes Nutsy]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/BlinkyBill The Adventures Of Blinky Bill]]'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7782580/1/Scars_Are_Forever Scars Are Forever]] is extremely protective of Shifty Dingo. When she finds out Jeromy [[spoiler: tortured him and he's in a coma in the hospital, she pulls a LeeroyJenkins on Jeromy and gets kidnapped but [[BigDamnHeroes Danny Dingo saves her just as she is about to get raped by him]] by shooting Jeromy in the head. Nutsy then goes ExtremeMeleeRevenge on Jeromy's corpse, beheading it, dismembering it, disemboweling it and tearing its eyes out before dousing it with gasoline and setting it on fire.]], hurting Shifty is practically Nutsy's BerserkButton in any of CanzetYote's ''WesternAnimation/BlinkyBill'' fics.
* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fic ''FanFic/GodsOfThisNewWorld'' [[spoiler: Mello]] [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow stabs Misa in the chest with a sword]]. When he threatens her Light, [[TheDeterminator Misa gets back up]] [[MomentOfAwesome and keeps fighting him anyway.]]
* In one continuum of ''Discworld'' fanfic, wizard Ponder Stibbons, the first to describe himself as weedy and ineffectual, ends up with a girlfriend who thinks the world of him. She is a sinewy, athletically graceful, hard as nails product of Filigree Street and her native Howondaland and she is prepared to deal a world of pain to anyone spoiling his day. In fact, she is a career Assassin. Ponder considers being with her is quite restful compared to the HEM and dealing with the Faculty. Ponder's love life with a trained killer may be found in the stories of A.A. Pessimal on FanFic.Net.
* While the relationship is more one of FriendsWithBenefits - i.e., sex without too much emotional commitment - Sally von Humpeding is this to Philip Holtack in ''[[FanFic/SlippingBetweenWorlds Slipping Between Worlds]]''. Philip is suitably thankful on both counts.
* In ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows'', Ginny is very much this trope, as those (very) few orcs and servants of evil who survived the Battle of the Black Gate can attest.
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', a female Shepard can show some signs of this trope, but in ''Fanfic/{{Weightless|MassEffect}}'', it's turned UpToEleven. To demonstrate, when Garrus had a clue to find Sidonis, he decided to go alone (as opposed to [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 canon]]) so that Shepard would be safe. What did Shepard do? Used brute force on him (while they were naked and lying in his bed no less) and ''ordered'' Garrus to take her with him because it ''is'' her business to deal with the one who hurt what belonged to her (Garrus). Then she proceeded to [[LeaveNoWitnesses kill everyone]] who stood in her way because they ''may'' be traced back to Garrus. Even Garrus found her decidedly Renegade behavior a bit unsettling and compared her to Aria.
* Maria Aparicio in ''FanFic/PowerRangersGPX''. Summed up in four words: "[[PunctuatedPounding Don't! Touch! My! BOYFRIEND!]]"
* Rika in the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' seems to treat Takato with contempt most of the time. but she will eviscerate anyone who even ''tries'' to hurt him.
* While Jack isn't her boyfriend (at this point in the story) in the ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8751000/1/Guardian-of-Light Guardian of Light]]'', Helen still shows this towards him and [[spoiler: almost kills her own father when said father almost kills Jack]].
* In the ''Film/StarTrek'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9694363/1/Safe-and-Sound Safe and Sound]]'' Khan's augment lover Victoria once saved him from thirty armed guards during the Eugenics Wars by ''killing them with her bare hands''. Khan admits this was when he fell in love with her.
** In the same fanfic, Uhura has shades of this towards Spock. Towards the beginning of the story it's revealed that she, according to Carol, threatened to put [[StalkerWithACrush Christine Chapel]] in medical "outside of her day job" if the nurse ever went near Spock again. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Spock is rather shocked when he hears about this]].
* Another ''Film/StarTrek'' fic, ''Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars'' (written coincidentally by the same author as the above), has Fem!Kirk be this to Spock in both the Prime timeline and the Alternate Reality.
* ''FanFic/BringMeAllYourElderly'': Mai, who has to fight off [[EstrogenBrigade a crowd of girls]] to save Zuko after he's had too much cactus juice.
** Also Katara. [[BerserkButton Big time.]]
* [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Where-IS-He-341374822 Many]] ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' [[http://gemini-by-nature.deviantart.com/art/Serendipitous-357481422 fan]] [[http://liloandstitchfan.deviantart.com/art/Don-t-Mess-With-THIS-Little-Guy-410101648 works]] portray Calhoun as ready to beat the tar out of anyone who threatens Felix. Given that she's an ActionGirl who was previously WidowedAtTheWedding and he's a NonActionGuy, this makes sense.
* Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}} towards Spike in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10359238/6/EOAM-One-shots this]] oneshot (set in an AU world where Drusilla dies in Prague and 'a single drop creates a thousand ripples'). Riley and some commandos corner the pair with the intention of taking Spike in, and at first the pair handle things well. Then Spike gets tazed. Buffy's reaction is... Yeah, you can probably guess that the commandos don't walk away from this without a trip to the hospital.
-->''And then they tazed him. They frickin’ tazed him. Spike dropped to a knee and Buffy stopped analyzing and started pulverizing. They wanted to know what she was? Oh, they were going to find out first hand. Nobody beat up her boyfriend.''
-->''It was frighteningly easy to knock them all out once she took the brakes off. And frighteningly difficult to restrict herself to only knocking them unconscious, when they were hurting her lover.''
** That's nothing. In the fic ''[[http://dark-solace.org/elysian/viewstory.php?sid=4186 Echoes of Beljoxa]]'' Spike dies saving Tara. Buffy figures out that Spike isn't really dead, and she threatens to go up against the ''Powers That Be themselves'' if they don't send him back. She even takes one of their agents hostage!
-->'''Buffy''': ''(threatening Whistler, the agent)'' "I'll tell you how it works, demon. It's been 32 days. That leaves exactly 115 days for you and your bosses to get your shit together and send him back, or I swear, I'll visit on you every single torture memory I've ever been given. Including the scarabs. If I don't get Spike back, I'll go and get him. And I will leave a bloody, gory mess in my wake that will make it look like the First stopped by for a picnic."
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Leia Organa Solo unleashes with some Force power on some guards in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fic ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/7034896/1/ The Princess And The Pirate]]''. Han was already dragged off and beat up badly once, and Leia's not going to stand for him being dragged off a second time. Ultimately, they don't escape until Luke and company arrive, though.
** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10974019/1/Worst-Vacation-Ever Worst Vacation Ever]]'', someone pulls a YouKilledMyFather with Han, and despite his attempt to explain that it was Darth Vader and not him, she shoots him in the arm. After he's on the ground, Leia comes over and is told to move if she doesn't want to die with him. Leia reacts by snarling, lunging at the woman, and giving her a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. "No one hurts someone I love" is her remark afterward.
* In the ''My Little Pony/ WesternAnimation/DanVs.'' FanFic, ''FanFic/TheWheelAndTheButterflySaga'', Pinkie will '''hurt anyone who even threatens Dan.''' Though, it goes both ways here, as you ''do not want him to catch you hurting Pinkie either''.
* In "[[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/nge-father-knows-best.375333/ NGE: Father Knows Best]]", Rei warns Touji that hurting Shinji in the presence of Asuka is suicidal:
-->'''Rei:''' “Touji. Why do you want to die?”\\
'''Touji:''' “Sorry?”\\
'''Rei:''' “Answer the question. Why do you want to die?”\\
'''Touji:''' “I don't want to-”\\
'''Rei:''' “Then why were you about to punch [Shinji] within ass-kicking distance of Asuka? Because I can only presume this is an elaborate attempt at spectacular suicide.”
* In ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion'', [[NinjaMaid Sayoko]] is one of [[GuileHero Lelouch]]'s lovers. When a disgraced resistance fighter attempts to assassinate Zero, she (in her Aegis guise) responds by running him through and leaving him to bleed out.
* ''{{Fanfic/Syngenesophobia}}'', in Chapter 4, after finding out what Lincoln's sisters did to him, Ronnie Anne doesn't hesitate to confront Lynn about it in school and proceeds to beat the everliving shit out of her. Ronnie Anne was also mere seconds away from breaking Lynn's arm in a similar fashion to how the latter did Lincoln's before Kevin Walker intervened.
** This trope crops up as one of Ronnie's character traits in a large portion of fanfic, both of the DarkFic variety and the lighter fare; given how confrontational she is in canon and how much of a NonActionGuy Lincoln is, it's not surprising.
* Belladonna Tyrian from ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' is a dark example. While she won't melt somebody's face off just for [[DisproportionateRetribution bumping into one of her girlfriends]], she ''will'' take deadly revenge on those who cause them great pain.
* In the VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition fanfic ''FanFic/WalkingInCircles'', Evelyn hasn’t actually had a chance to give someone a beating for harming Solas due to all previous events demand her to not be violent, but she always protects him with everything she’s got, either from his own mistakes or from others. Her willingness to give him protection, even when he thinks he doesn’t deserve it is actually one of the things that he loves and loathes about her.
** Solas is also a gender-inverted case. After several times being protected by Evelyn, he’s also developed an urge to protect her even at the cost of himself; often in the form of wanting to kill whoever trying to harm her, be it Templars, Seekers or Corypheus.
* Serena in ''Fanfic/TheRoadToBeAPokemonMaster''. Hurt Ash, and she won't hesitate to return that harm multiplied by ten.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheAbyss'': Coffey, in the throes of High Pressure Nervous Syndrome, uses a mini-sub to try to kill Bud Brigman before he can get back to the diving rig. Out of the darkness comes Bud's ex-wife Lindsey, in her own mini-sub, with an expression of absolute ''murder'' on her face, ramming into Coffey's mini-sub until the engine shorts out and sending him plummeting into the trench, where the increasing water pressure eventually crushes his sub with him in it.
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': Neytiri is vividly protective of Jake, crouching over him with knife drawn and teeth bared, hissing, in two scenes where he is unconscious and under threat. And when Quaritch is about to kill Jake, [[spoiler:she puts two arrows into his chest]].
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** Uhura in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. When [[spoiler:Spock is about to be killed by [[BigBad John Harrison,]] she immediately beams into the fight and blasts Harrison with her phaser multiple times, buying enough time for Spock to regain the upper hand]].
** She also has no qualms thrashing several robotic mooks in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' when she sees said mooks approaching [[spoiler:a badly injured Spock beaming into Krall's prison camp where she and the rest of the crew were held captive]].
* Trinity from ''Film/TheMatrix'' will not hesitate to end you if you hurt Neo.
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'': Hurting or killing Michael ''will'' result in Selene decapitating you or having your body ripped to shreds.
* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' Indy tells Mutt to punch a college student wearing a letterman jacket to escape two armed KGB agents at a malt shop. His girlfriend yells "Hey! That's my boyfriend!" and punches Mutt causing a big fight between jocks and greasers.
* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'': Ramona to Roxy when she knocks her down for attacking Scott: "Do that again, and I will ''END'' you!" Cue the catfight.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** The ''Film/IronMan'' franchise has ComicBook/PepperPotts; Tony Stark's secretary who eventually becomes his girlfriend. She's sweet, she's professional, she gets things done, and most of the time she's keeping Tony from doing stupid things. [[spoiler: In the [[Film/IronMan3 third movie]], she ends up injected with the Extremis virus by the main villain, who hopes to keep her as a trophy to get back at Tony. As you can imagine, this ends badly for the villain when he threatens Tony, and ends up being taken down by an angry, super-powered Pepper with a combination of her new powers and Tony's armour. Let's just say the villain won't be bothering anyone again.]]
** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'': Bruce Banner's girlfriend Betty has a moment of this when she gets angry at a taxi driver for almost causing Bruce to Hulk out. She's not exactly pleasant when Bruce tells her to calm down.
--->'''Betty:''' ''[kicks taxi door shut, causing the driver to put his foot down pretty fast]'' ASSHOLE!\\
'''Bruce:''' You know, I know a few techniques that can help you [[HypocriticalHumor manage that anger very effectively...]]\\
'''Betty:''' ''You'' zip it. We're walking.
* Vicki Vallencourt proves to be this for Bobby in ''Film/TheWaterboy'' when opposing linebacker Greg Meaney gets in his face. Vicki ends up putting a knife to Meaney's neck.
* Katniss for Peeta in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' franchise, increasingly so with each installment.
* ''Film/SpidersIIBreedingGround'': Alexandra, who goes through hell and back to rescue her fiancé Jason after the bad guys have him implanted with a spider egg.
* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'' adds a CanonForeigner to the transformed castle servants--Maestro Cadenza, a composer and pianist who was turned into a harpsichord. He's married to Madame de Garderobe, an opera diva who became a wardrobe; the two are separated by the curse and too physically large to travel, so they spend their decades under the spell apart. They finally see each other again when the villagers invade the castle and battle the enchanted objects--specifically, when a nasty woman named Clothilde is about to lead an attack on Cadenza. Madame de Garderobe wastes no time in climbing onto a banister (reminder--she's a ''six foot tall wardrobe'' at this point), leaping down, and pile driving Clothilde and any other villager stupid enough to go near her husband.

* Ixchel is this whenever Caspian is overwhelmed in Adam R. Brown's ''Literature/AstralDawn''. She saves his life on multiple occasions, starting with taking on an angry Tyr while keeping him hidden away in her dream realm.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** While Carrot is no weakling, standing over 6ft and extremely strong, his girlfriend Angua [[spoiler:(a werewolf)]] is very protective of him nonetheless, sensing on an instinctual level when he is injured or in danger.
** From ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', we also have Glenda being very protective of Mr. Nutt.
** This is a classic Pratchett gambit: the weakly ineffectual male who acquires a tough and protective girlfriend. Nerdy Nijel, the would-be hero, ends up with killer hairdresser Conina fighting for his life.
** Rincewind, who at one point had Conina's favor, is similarly body-guarded by the ninja-trained Pretty Butterfly
** Even functioning males such as Moist von Lipwig benefit: Adora Belle Dearheart wins a fight for him in the Mended Drum, sending a bully away whimpering by driving her high heel's point into the man's foot with clearly telling him how easy it would be to push it all the way ''through'' his foot. As the bully would otherwise have ripped Moist's head off, and Adora Belle knew this, Moist is only too thankful, but takes note of what he has just witnessed.
* Lord Byron's explanation in his ''Literature/DonJuan'' for why a WomanScorned is more dangerous than a MamaBear could also apply to a Violently Protective Girlfriend:
-->''For what is stealing young ones, few or many,\\
To cutting short their hopes of having any?''
* Sally Kimball of ''Literature/EncyclopediaBrown'' fame. Not quite played straight, however; Encyclopedia ''paid'' Sally to be his bodyguard. To what extent her affections eventually became engaged is less clear, and there is at least one mystery in which she defends another guy against Encyclopedia's (correct) accusations, although not physically.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Ron is a Gender-flipped version. Normally a pretty easygoing guy, Ron tends to go nuclear when Hermione is taunted for being a "[[FantasticSlurs Mudblood]]" or otherwise mocked by Draco or Snape. There's also this line he gives in the eighth movie after Goyle attempts to kill Hermione with a Killing Curse when she and Ron come to Harry's aid:
-->''"That's my girlfriend, you numpties!"''
* Literature/HonorHarrington is an experienced starship captain and black-belt in ''coup de vitesse'', so is an active participant in all of the combat that occurs throughout the series. When her lover, Paul Tankerseley, was murdered as part of a revenge plot to torment her, she dueled and killed both the paid assassin who performed the killing and the villain who hired him. A later lover of hers, [[spoiler:Earl White Haven]], offers the GenreSavvy observation that if they were ever attacked, he would hold her coat while she dealt with the problem.
* Explicitly used in the ''Shield, Sword, and Crown'' series, where Arisa declares herself both Weasel's and Edoran's bodyguard at various points in the book. Slightly subverted in that she isn't interested in them romantically at all, and thinks of them as best friends.
* In the third book of ''Literature/TheImmortals'', Daine [[spoiler: believes Numair has been executed by the Carthakis and proceeds to go on a rampage, reanimating a bunch of dinosaur skeletons, and razing the ''entire Imperial Palace'']]. When confronted later, she says "I thought you were dead. I lost my temper." To be fair, they weren't ''technically'' dating back then, but that's the first major reveal on DAINE'S side of their feelings for each other.
* Una and Britomart of ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'' won't let ''anyone'' harm their fiance, the Knight of the Red Cross and Artegall.
* Lisbeth Salander of ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'' is more of a Violently Protective Sexbuddy, but all the same, do not harm Mikael Blomkvist when she's nearby.
* Vin from the ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}} Trilogy'', at least in the second book. Elend even complains about her being obsessive about keeping him safe, but he is worried more about her killing herself by [[ICanStillFight not sleeping for months]]. After the second book, Elend TookALevelInBadass and they become a BattleCouple.
* In Swedish fantasy novel ''Spiran och staven (The Sceptre and the Quarterstaff)'' Fox's overweight girlfriend Livneth turns out to be a cold-blooded and very skilled knife-wielder when Fox is threatened by a gang of hoods. The fact that Livneth originally belonged to a tribe of forest barbarians might have something to do with it.
* Rachel in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. When Tobias is tortured by Taylor, Rachel is ready to literally rip her to pieces in grizzly morph, and it's only Tobias's pleading that stops her.
* Angelina, in Harry Harrison's ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' series: began as somewhat yandere for Slippery Jim di Griz, her personality integrated more after marrying him. But let anyone dare approach Jim with violence in mind when Angelina is nearby...
* ''Liteature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'': Annabeth towards Percy. She enters the series wielding a dagger, demanding to know who's kidnapped him and is scary enough that Jason thinks she might actually kill someone. Crosses into the HypocriticalHumor type, as [[spoiler: when she finds Percy again she responds by judo-flipping him for leaving her. Naturally [[UnderstandingBoyfriend Percy]] laughs and says he missed her too]]. Being a badass of his own, they also double as a BattleCouple.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'',
** Karrin Murphy may not necessarily be Harry's girlfriend (yet), but the lengths she will go to to protect him are unbelievable. Standing over his incapacitated form and shooting MacGuffin .22 calibre bullets at a half-ton of demon werewolf is only one of the many instances of this. In another, a {{chainsaw|Good}} is involved. And in ''Literature/ColdDays'', Karrin says specifically "If you're going to Hell and back, I'll be there by your side the entire way." in a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming]]. In this book, this violence was taken into a gambit because [[spoiler:Mab knew of Karrin's feelings and knew she likely had back-up weapons on her. So when Maeve was about to kill Harry in front of Karrin, the woman didn't think. Karrin just reacted on instinct and shot Maeve in the head with a small back-up from her ankle holster]].
** In ''Skin Game'' this leads to tragedy when [[spoiler: Nicodemus manipulates her into a SadisticChoice of attacking him with the Sword of Faith (thereby unmaking it) or [[ForcedToWatch watching Harry die right in front of her.]] Though it gets better later, it's still an absolutely awful choice]].
** The full extent of Lily and Fix's relationship isn't said, but with this LadyAndKnight pair, harm him and she will send waves of fire at perpetrator, or even just a tiny star-like attack that melted a Sidhe-made blade.
* The Princess Ren and her sisters in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' when their husband Jerin is kidnapped, though it's seen as rather normal in that world - men are [[GenderRarityValue rare, protected, seen as more tender]], and commonly abducted and raped by women despite that being illegal. Entire families of sisters, mothers, or wives are expected to be violently protective in order to protect their menfolk (aunts and female cousins are also quick to join in the mayhem given a chance), and the princesses think that wiping out the entire family of Jerin's abductor(s) is a totally reasonable response to this offense.
* Arguably Katniss for Peeta in ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Catching Fire]]''. She is more than ready to kill anyone who tries to harm him. [[spoiler:Still arguable though since their relationship is mostly for show. Emphasis on "mostly".]]
* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'', [[spoiler: Csethiro ]] does not take any action, but she does write a letter asserting that she would duel the person who wronged her fiancé if that person knew how to fight a duel.
* In ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' it is at times between Simon and Isabelle. Shortly after getting to know each other, he is turned into a vampire. They fight side by side, and he does not need their protection because vampires are as strong as the [[{{Nephilim}} shadowhunters]] (or even stronger). But later he is [[BroughtDownToNormal transformed back into a human]], and Isabelle is playing this trope straight. She protects him several times from attacking demons, and once in front of a vampire, and she makes it clear to every girl around him that they should keep his hands off him. Towards the end of ''Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy'', Simon also becomes a shadowhunter, and is again as strong as Isabelle, so it is unclear whether she will continue to protect him. But Isabelle is still braver and more aggressive than Simon.
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'':
** Several people comment on how quick Tiza is to jump to Nolien's defense, be it combat or a more social situation. Her response is always something like, "[[{{Tsundere}} I don't like him! I'm just doing my job!"]] [[spoiler: until she officially becomes his girlfriend.]]
** Annala's boyfriend may be a MagicKnight but even he would have trouble fighting a GrimReaper by himself. Nature spirits that attack him face a quick smiting.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

* Lexa exemplifies this trope perfectly on ''Series/The100'' whenever anybody threatens [[spoiler:Clarke]], it's their funeral. Such as when the Ice Nation threatens [[spoiler:Clarkes life offering to kill her]]; Lexa, [[spoiler:invites him out onto the balcony and violently kicks him off the tower]].
* Aricella Santos in part two of the two-part season finale of ''Series/LawAndOrder'' season 9. When NYPD Detectives Leonard Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Reynaldo Curtis (Benjamin Bratt) try to arrest Santos' boyfriend Leo Zamora for the murders of Tony Ricci and another woman, as well as the attempted murder of the second woman's ten-year-old son, after a visitor to the building where Miss Ricci was murdered identifies Zamora, Zamora takes off with Briscoe and Curtis chasing him on foot. Zamora runs into a building where Briscoe and Curtis finally catch Zamora, but not before Zamora calls out for Santos. As Briscoe is cuffing Zamora, he sees Santos charging down the stairs at Curtis with a knife in her hand and warns him. Curtis knocks the knife from her hand and pulls his Glock semi-automatic pistol, which makes that [[DramaticGunCock hammer-cocking sound]] despite not even having a hammer to cock in the first place, and Curtis threatens Santos with death if she moves. It turns out that Zamora and Santos are [[spoiler:wanted for a murder in Florida]] and that the [[TheMafiya Russian mobsters]] [[spoiler:hired Zamora and Santos to kill the ten-year-old because he was a witness the ruthless mobsters didn't know about until trial]].
* Fiona from ''Series/BurnNotice''. And she's a TriggerHappy former IRA, so when she gets pissed off things explode. This comes back to bite her, when a [[spoiler:psychiatrist]] uses that knowledge to frame her for murder by causing her to explode [[spoiler:Michael's ex-mentor while he is inside a British consulate]].
* You might think that a crime lord would be immune from this trope, but no. Season I of ''Series/NYPDBlue'' had [[FairCop Janice Licalsi]], a corrupt New York Cop who just happened to fall in love with honest cop John Kelly. When mafia boss Angelo Marino (whose pad she's on) demands that she kill Kelly, Licalsi cold-bloodedly murders Marino and his driver.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Willow Rosenberg, with regards to Tara. When Glory drove Tara insane, she only survived her battle with Willow because she was a PhysicalGod. When [[spoiler:Warren killed Tara]], Willow ''flayed him alive''.
*** Also doubles as a violently protective BFF. She threatens death on anyone who hurts Buffy.
** Tara gets her moment too. Even though her skills are on the research and magic side, so she otherwise never gets physically involved in battles, when Willow is threatened? Lack of weapons training is irrelevant, she's getting a one-blow instant kill with an axe.
** Buffy herself was like this with regards to Angel. For example, the page quote comes from when Spike and Drusilla had captured Angel with the intention of killing him. In the same episode, she nearly rips Kendra's head off when she finds out she left him for dead. And later, when Faith poisons Angel and the only cure is for him to drain a slayer, she doesn't even hesitate in hunting her down so she can feed her to him. Even her friends are worried she's going too far with that last one.
** In "Hush" a rioter is about to attack Riley from behind with a lead pipe. Buffy coldly breaks the man's wrist [[OffhandBackhand without even looking at him]].
** For examples of when she defends Spike, check out the fanfiction section.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Amy Pond. Any time someone hurts her boyfriend Rory, she will '''end them'''. In one, she incinerates an alien fish disguised as a vampire. In another (which was all a dream), when Rory is hurt by a bunch of aliens disguised as old people, it creates the surreal image of Amy (at the end of a very large pregnancy) mowing down a group of elderly citizens in a van.
** The other way around is also true. The normally timid Rory can go berserk if something happens to Amy. Of course, he's had 2000 years of experience as an Auton/Roman legionnaire.
-->"''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHERE. IS. MY. WIFE.]]''"
** It's also not a good idea to injure the Doctor while River's around, even if you happen to be a [[spoiler:Dalek]].
"Say that again."\\
"One more time."
** She also once [[spoiler: ''destroyed time'' to stop him from dying]].
** Rose. Hurt the Doctor (or Jack) and she will ascend to being a PhysicalGod and obliterate you with the raw power of time itself.
*** This once leads to an amusing situation where he allowed himself to be possessed by a {{body surf}}ing villainess so she'd let Rose go, only for ''Rose'' to start threatening her into releasing ''him''.
** Leela tops the list for Violently Protective Companion, being originally a member of a primitive warrior tribe. The Doctor had to routinely keep her from killing everything that got in their way.
** Barbara Wright from the very beginning ended up marrying her fellow travel companion Ian. Before that, she held a higher headcount than the other protagonists combined and at one point mowed down a group of Daleks with a lorry. Note that Barbara was a history teacher.
** Clara Oswald split herself into an untold number of echoes spread throughout the Doctor's timestream in which she fought the Great Intelligence (in various ways, most not seen on screen) to prevent him from destroying the Doctor's life.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'':
** Dana Scully does not take kindly to anyone hurting her partner. She may be petite, but she's smart as a whip and has great aim. In "Beyond the Sea", after Mulder is shot:
-->'''Scully:''' This was a trap for Mulder because he helped put you away. Well, I came here to tell you that if he dies because of what you've done, four days from now, no-one will be able to stop me from being the one that will throw the switch and gas you out of this life for good, you ''son of a bitch!''
** The episode "Biogenesis" and the entire "Sixth Extinction" arc was pretty much Scully kicking ass because the Cigarette Smoking Man and Diana Fowley had caused Mulder's fatally unusual brain activity. The same happens in Season 8, despite the fact that she's pregnant at the time. And this totally works in reverse, as well. As noted on that page, Mulder and Scully are each other's BerserkButton.
** The [[Film/TheXFilesIWantToBelieve second movie]] has her bashing bad guys over the head with firewood to get to Mulder.
* Sarah from ''Series/{{Chuck}}''. While she isn't exactly Chuck's girlfriend ("it's complicated"), [[spoiler:at least not in the first two seasons,]] she tends to get displeased when someone threatens or actually tries to hurt him.
** Just ask Michael Clarke Duncan. After he dropped Chuck off the roof of a high-rise, Sarah got understandably pissed, and the only reason he survived is because he's built like a tank.
** She actually murders a man in cold blood after disarming him, after he made the mistake of taunting her that he knows that Chuck is the Intersect and will tell his bosses. Chuck witnesses the murder, which doesn't make things better between them.
** She becomes all the more dangerous (and this is saying a lot) after she and Chuck became the OfficialCouple. The writers turned this UpToEleven in ''Chuck vs. Phase Three'' when Sarah tears apart Thailand looking for a kidnapped Chuck. Everyone from the lowest mook to the episode's BigBad was scared shitless of the "Giant Blonde She-Male."
* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' had this. Will starts dating a girl and brings her to a bowling alley, where they're harassed by some meat-head trying to woo her away. He knocks out Will with one punch, but then gets BODY-SLAMMED by the petite woman. When Will gets up and realizes what happened...
-->'''Girl:''' I'm sorry, Will. I meant to tell you, I... I'm a--
-->'''Will:''' A what, a [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Power Ranger]]?!
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** Do not ''ever'' harm, or threaten to harm, Wash in front of Zoe. Not if you want to live.
** More of a [[BigBrotherInstinct violently protective little sister]], but basically the same thing goes for [[BadassAdorable River]] and [[TheCaretaker Simon.]] [[BadassAdorable River]] ''will'' [[MamaBear end you.]] Just ask [[spoiler:[[TooDumbToLive the Reavers]]]].
* Lily is like this towards Marshall in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', once even delivering a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to a woman who forcibly kissed Marshall when she was drunk. It's rather hilarious though, because Marshall is burly, 6'4'', and a practiced fighter, while Lily is about a third of his size, small-boned, and very girly.
* Parker on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' occasionally gets this way with Hardison. In the Grave Danger Job she draws fire from an Uzi and during the Experimental Job she [[spoiler: delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown against the members of the secret society that had captured Hardison]].
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** Monica has shades of this concerning Chandler. Notable in this exchange when they're having photos taken.
--->'''Monica:''' "Chandler, what is wrong with your face? Its meant to say Geller and Bing to be married, not local woman saves drowning moron!"
--->'''Photographer:''' *Laughs*
--->'''Monica:''' "DON'T LAUGH AT HIM! He's ''my'' drowning moron!"
** On another occasion she and Chandler were arguing with their neighbour [[BitchInSheepsClothing Janine]]; things were pretty aggressive before but it's when Janine insults Chandler that Monica cracks and gets physically violent.
-->'''Janine:''' [to Chandler] "You know, I know you’re talking, but all I hear is, "Blah. Blah. Blah-blah-blah."
-->'''Monica:''' "All right, you and me! Let’s go! Right now!"
* Aeryn to John on ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. Once he [[TookALevelInBadass takes his badass levels]] he's perfectly capable of fending for himself (and saves her ass plenty of times), but you do not mess with John and get away with it, at any stage of their relationship.
-->'''Aeryn:''' ''(while holding two women by their necks up against a mirror)'' Now listen to me closely so that there's no misunderstanding. I don't know what game's being played on this little planet of yours, and I don't really care. What I care about is that a good friend of mine is not hurt -- in any sense of the word. And if he is, I will personally take revenge on both of your overly made-up faces.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Attempt to harm Odo, and Kira Nerys will visit untold amounts of pain and whoopass upon your unsuspecting self. And she will [[CombatPragmatist use every possible tactic weapon to do it.]]
* Lindsay Messer on ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' fits into this-it was both her husband and child being threatened by Shane Casey, but she did shoot him. And probably would get physical again if she had to, considering the verbal confrontation with the rookie cop who lied and tried to get Danny in trouble to protect herself. No blows were exchanged, but it's obvious she'd go there again if it came to it.
* Temperance Brennan on ''Series/{{Bones}}''. Though Booth usually stands up for her, even though she can handle herself, she will fight to save him if necessary.
** Two occasions confirm this. In "The Wannabe in the Weeds", when a psycho stalker aims a gun at Brennan, Booth takes the bullet for her. Brennan's response is to, in one fluid motion, grab Booth's gun and shoot the stalker dead. And in "The Hero in the Hold", [[spoiler: when they confirm that Heather Taffet is the Gravedigger, a serial killer who had trapped Booth on a Naval vessel slated for demolition, before rushing to Booth's rescue, Brennan whacks her upside the head with a metal briefcase, hard enough to knock over her and the chair to which she is handcuffed]].
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Ambassador Delenn doesn't get involved in dust-ups most of the time to keep John Sheridan safe. She doesn't have to. She's got an entire space navy of {{Cool Starship}}s at her command, and she is ''not'' afraid to use them. However, when she ''does'' get into more personal fighting, that willowy, ladylike Minbari can proceed to kick ass with the rest of them. ''Don't'' hurt her boyfriend. ''Ever''.
--> "Why not? Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else."
* Carla has hints of this towards Turk in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', at one point Turk has to physically pick her up and carry her off to stop her from beating up a fellow surgeon who was mocking him. She's also a SpicyLatina, for extra points.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': Don't kill Bill Adama. [[IronLady Laura Roslin]] '''[[MemeticMutation WILL COME FOR ALL OF YOU]]'''.
** Harming [[MagnificentBastard Gaius Baltar]] is generally a bad idea considering [[ReallyGetsAround two Cylon women are madly in love with him]] and he has his own hot guardian angel (who is also in love with him).
* Deconstructed in an episode of ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. Zack dates a female wrestler who saves him from an attack. He views this as a huge blow to his ego because he can't comprehend the girl saving the guy.
* As seen on ''{{Series/Castle}}'', do not attempt to harm Castle, because Beckett will ''hurt'' you.
* Although not really dating, Ziva fits this for her partner Tony in ''{{Series/NCIS}}''. The most obvious example comes in season 6's "Cloak" when Tony and Ziva break into a secure facility. When they are found out, they're approached by military security, but ordered (by Gibbs) not to engage. On a reflex, Ziva throws the first punch, while Tony rapidly tries to defuse the situation so neither of them get shot. It doesn't work, and Tony gets a rifle butt to the head for his trouble. As soon as Tony goes down, Ziva loses it. She plows her way through the soldiers like paper, and it takes ''three'' of them to take her down. As soon as she awakens, the first words out of her mouth are: "Where's Tony?"
** She has a similar moment in "Caged", when [=McGee=] is held prisoner in a women's prison. After he's released, she asks, "Did they hurt you?", then declares with complete matter-of-fact sincerity, "Because if they did, I will ''kick their ass''.
* In ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', Debra Barone intervenes when Ray is getting the worst of it from Peggy The Cookie Nazi. The scary Peggy backs down quickly, recognizing an even more powerful force of nature, while a floored Ray looks on admiringly.
* In a later episode of ''Series/StepByStep'', JT is feeling inferior to his girlfriend Sam because she is physically stronger and wins more often. When a jerk tries to steal her away and pushes him around, Sam punches the guy out.
* Emma from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' spent most of Season 3 and 4 having trouble with her magic, but as soon as the Snow Queen tried to kill her boyfriend Hook, she immediately started busting it out left and right with perfect control. [[CartwrightCurse Considering her past]], she definitely has a good reason to be this way.
* On ''Series/ColdCase'', after the VictimOfTheWeek is punched out by his older brother, who had caught him dancing and was taunting him about being "queer", a lovely young woman rushed out of the dance studio, shoved the brother and demanded that he stay away from her boyfriend. It turns out the two didn't even know each other, she was just angry at the bullying she was witnessing--but they did hook up afterwards, no doubt because of the incident.
* Amanita from ''Series/{{Sense8}}'', towards her girlfriend Nomi. One flashback shows her threatening to lay a smackdown on the TERF (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist) who insulted and made transphobic remarks at Nomi. She also states that she would ''burn an entire hospital to the ground'' in order to rescue Nomi from being forcibly lobotomized. [[spoiler: She did in fact set fire to a room on the floor Nomi was in to delay the operation.]]
* In ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', Michonne becomes this to [[spoiler:Rick]] in the second half of season 6. After he killed Ethan at Hilltop and was punched in the face by Marsha for it, Michonne immediately slammed her to the ground and warned her not to get back up.
* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Colleen Wing is worried that Danny's chi will be corrupted if he kills Harold Meachum in revenge, so she says that ''she'' will do it for him. In a more benign form, she's often seen standing up for Danny in conversations when they turn into a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech at his expense and often is the one to spew threats at enemies in his defense.
-->'''Madame Gao:''' ''(to Danny)'' Why should I help you?\\
'''Colleen:''' Because if you don't, I'll cut off your head and feed it to the rats.\\
'''Madame Gao:''' That sounds unpleasant.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Elektra is not above threatening Matt's witnesses in attempts to help him or killing anyone who attacks him.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''. No matter how much Peggy needles Al, she doesn't tolerate any else doing it--when a woman calls All a "moron", Peggy smacks her and starts beating her up.
* ''Series/StrangerThings'': You do '''not''' want to mess with Mike while Eleven is within earshot as she is perfectly willing to use her telekinetic powers to kill anyone or anything who places him or any of her friends for that matter in danger, though murder is not usually her first option but she will break bones as a '''warning'''.

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Myth/ClassicalMythology provides us with a ''dark'' example with Theatre/{{Medea}}, who, after the gods made her fall in love with Jason, became [[UrExample the oldest recorded]] {{Yandere}} and solved many of his problems with sadism and violence. Her own brother giving chase to Jason and the Argonauts to recover the Golden Fleece? She cut him into pieces, and threw them overboard the ship. An immortal bronze giant trying to sink the ''Argo''? She ''tortured him into suicide by '''[[MagicalEye looking him in the eyes]]'''''. Jason's uncle Pelias refusing to give up the throne of Iolcus as promised? She ''[[KickTheDog tricked his own daughters into cutting him to pieces]]''. Then, after a while, the Corinthians, [[TooDumbToLive fully knowing who she was,]] told Jason they'd make him the heir to their throne if he married the king's daughter and dumped Medea, and [[IdiotBall he accepted]]... And when Medea was finished, Corinth was burning and suffering from a plague and Jason was suffering a FateWorseThanDeath, [[CruelMercy one she made him live with]].

* In the version of the folk song Stagger Lee recorded by Music/TheGratefulDead, Stagger Lee murders Billy [=DeLion=], and the police are too afraid of him to do anything about it. Then, along comes Billy's girlfriend Delia, who shoots Stagger Lee herself. [[GroinAttack In the balls.]]
* Tijuana Sweetheart's single [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbMTvay5Di8 "Seven"]] (from back when they were called Vagiant) is all about this trope, as quoted on the quotes page.
* Music/WithinTemptation's "The Promise" is about a woman who copes with her lover's death by [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge hunting down and murdering the ones who killed him]].
* Music/AshlyneHuff's "Run to You" treats this behavior as more romantic than anything else, as the singer describes herself as Supergirl and will "protect you from the world" at a moment's notice.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/DaffneyUnger, the LoonyFan and eventual girlfriend of David Flair, was not afraid of jumping into the ring during Wrestling/{{WCW}} matches for his sake.
* The Lovely Lacey initially treated Wrestling/JimmyJacobs very poorly, only keeping him around because she wanted someone to takeout BJ Whitmer and Jimmy was so eager to please. After a long campaign, Jacobs succeeded [[PyrrhicVictory but received an injury from Whitmer in the process]], causing Lacey to constantly check on his recovery process and rush to protect him from the many enemies he made serving her in Wrestling/RingOfHonor.
* River City Wrestling Champion Joey Spector had Wrestling/MercedesMartinez, who helped him retain his title and tried to help him regain it when he lost it to [[Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa Allissa Flash]]. When that did not work she tried to win back the belt herself.
* Miss Beaa didn't tolerate anyone on the Magnificent Championship Wrestling roster beating up Robbie Reckless.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Miss Piggy. In ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', when criminals threaten "her Frog", she flies into an UnstoppableRage. '''HIIIII-YAHHHHH'''!

* In Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's only opera, ''Theatre/{{Fidelio}}'', PluckyGirl Leonore [[SweetPollyOliver disguises herself as a boy named Fidelio]] to release her unjustly jailed husband Florestan from prison. At some point, she threatens BigBad Pizarro to protect him.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'', causing harm (direct or indirect) to Almaz is the fastest way to piss Princess Sapphire off. Many of her AxCrazy thoughts are motivated by this trope.
* One-sided example in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' with Amy Rose when Silver tried to kill Sonic. Becomes her [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome]], and a pic of her DeathGlare during this scene is a good page image candidate.
* ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'': Although she didn't like Oswald at first, Princess Gwendolyn shows that she is capable of wreaking all sorts of havoc when he's in danger. One of the game's major NiceJobBreakingItHero incidents revolves around this trope: Gwendolyn rescues her husband from Odette, the Queen of the Dead... [[spoiler: and by killing [[BarrierMaiden her]], she inadvertently sets free an insane, nearly-unstoppable undead monster to take control of the Underworld and attack the world of the living.]]
* This is why Rozalin in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|Cursed Memories}}'' willingly lets her SuperPoweredEvilSide out in the end of the game. How this turns out depends on the ending you get.
* [[ThatOneBoss The Mother Yeti]] in ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'' attacks you because you killed her mate.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Liara]] apparently subscribes to this trope. [[spoiler: After Shepard was killed at the start of the second game and spent two years in a coma, she went on a one-woman crusade to recover the Commander's body from both the Shadow Broker and even the Collectors.]] She then went on a two year quest for revenge on the Shadow Broker (one of the most powerful individuals in the galaxy) for even [[BerserkButton THINKING about causing harm to him/her.]]
** [[ActionGirl Ashley Williams]] also skirts this line during the first game, [[spoiler: if you're unable to prevent Wrex from his FaceHeelTurn, she will kill him to prevent him from harming Shepard]]. Play your cards right in dialogue and this will be invoked by Ash herself.
-->I have a feeling things will come to a head soon. [[DeclarationOfProtection But don't worry Shepard, I'll protect you.]]
** A female Shepard can become this depending on the player.
*** Even more so if you romanced [[spoiler:Thane]] back in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Watching her [[spoiler:gut his killer, Kai Leng, like a fish with her omniblade]] is very, ''very'' satisfying.
---->'''Shepard:''' ''That was for [[spoiler:Thane]], you son of a bitch!''
*** And if a female Shepard is romancing Liara, when she's talking to her "father", she echoes an earlier line when the possibility of an assassination on Liara comes up.
---->'''Shepard:''' ''Nobody messes with my girl!''
** Tali also gets hints of this in the third game. When [[spoiler:you find clips of the Illusive Man casually discussing the best ways to emotionally manipulate Shepard]], what is her ''[[TranquilFury very calm]]'' response?
-->'''Tali:''' He needs to die.
** Another hint of this from Tali shows up at the conclusion of the Rannoch arc, if Shepard is unable to broker peace and chooses the quarians over the geth. [[spoiler: Legion goes berserk, performs a NeckLift on Shepard, and holds him over the edge of a cliff while threatening to toss him off. Before Legion can make good on that threat, Tali pulls a knife out of her boot and violently stabs Legion to death.]] Tali still potentially does this if Shepard's not romancing her, but in that case it doesn't qualify as this trope.
** A more disturbing example shows up in a sidequest in the first game. Shepard is called to investigate an abandoned ship. It turns out that [[spoiler:one of the crew members, a female biotic, flipped out and killed the crew when they attempted to shut off her comatose boyfriend's life support after determining he was brain-dead]].
** A male example in Garrus Vakarian if romanced by a female Shepard. While downplayed on the violence angle, he ''does'' upgrade Shepard's apartment via explosive gas, a weaponized coffee machine, cyanide-filled kitchen sinks, and a hot tub heated to solar temperatures. Admittedly, this also happens in playthroughs where you ''don't'' romance him - Garrus is apparently itching, deep-down, to overhaul an apartment into a trap-encrusted no-man's-land - but if there is a romance taking place, you get variant dialogue where Garrus begs you to indulge your crazy boyfriend and let him continue attaching microfilament explosives to your decor.
--> '''Garrus:''' Nobody better hurt you, is all I'm saying.
* Bobcat in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. In Issue 19, there's a task force that finishes with a battle between your team, and her and her boyfriend Neuron. If you manage to defeat Neuron first, Bobcat gets an *enormous buff* that makes her incredibly lethal. Defeating her in this state grants you a badge. The badge says "You saw Bobcat do something no one else has seen; fight with all her effort. Despite her best efforts, you still managed to put her down."
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Kairi's only fight scene thus far in the series was in response to seeing Sora get ambushed by Heartless, drawing them to her so that they'll leave Sora alone.
* ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' plays this for laughs as the normally-quiet Yagyū shows no hesitation in uttering death threats at Katsuragi when the latter tries to grope Hibari (Kat being the type of person for whom saying "hello" includes a SkinshipGrope). Katsuragi sees no reason to believe that she isn't being serious and quickly backs off.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed II'', hurting or threatening Juno Eclipse is Starkiller's BerserkButton, but it works in reverse as well. [[spoiler: When Darth Vader tries to turn Starkiller to the Dark Side, Juno grabs one of Starkiller's lightsabers and attacks Vader herself!]]
* [[LoveMakesYouDumb Louisa]] in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' [[SubvertedTrope attempts]] this by [[TooDumbToLive charging a line of soldiers with a knife.]] [[KillTheCutie It goes about]] [[DownerEnding as well as expected.]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''
** The character Aveline is introduced as her husband Wesley is disarmed by Darkspawn, upon which she blindsides it, punches it silly and cuts its head off, all the while proclaiming, "You will not have him! They will not have you, not while I breathe."
** [[PlayerCharacter Female!Hawke]] has a moment like this if you're romancing Anders: you can tell him that, if the Templars come for him, they'll have to go through you first.
* Marble in the erotic game ''Corruption Of Champions'' does not like it when others mess with the PC after she has been romanced.
* Sarah Kerrigan in ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm''. She may not be the bitch [[VideoGame/StarCraft she used to be]] anymore, but never, ever, ''ever'' try to harm Jim Raynor, if you don't want [[HumanoidAbomination her]] and her [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Swarm]] to go after you.
-->'''Kerrigan''': "If Jim is alive, no force in the Universe is gonna stop me from saving him."
* Toko Fukawa becomes this is ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'', as she develops a deep bond with Naegi's younger sister Komaru, throwing herself into danger to protect her. The "violent" part comes from [[spoiler:her split personality Genocider Syo/Jill, the Ultimate SerialKiller]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Transistor}}'', the mere presence of the Spine enemy causes the Man in the Transistor to go all giggly and crazy, and not in a good way. Red, his maybe/maybe not girlfriend, goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge to save him.
-->'''Red:''' I'm going to find the thing that's doing this to you and '''break its heart'''.
** Note: This is NotHyperbole, she is quite capable of backing up that threat literally.
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'': [[spoiler:[[ArmCannon Jacqui]] [[CuteBruiser Briggs]] for [[WhipItGood Takahashi]] [[{{Bishonen}} Takeda]] and ''[[ActionGirl Sonya]] [[{{Tsundere}} Blade]] for [[CoolShades Joh]][[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass nny]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Cage]]'']].
* One of the potential "Bond" quotes when a male Avatar is married to the CuteBruiser Hana in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
-->'''Hana:''' I love it when you hold me tight. It's much easier to keep you safe!
-->'''Hana: (in a somewhat guttural growl)''' Nobody's going to hurt ''my'' husband.
** [[MagicalGirlWarrior Ophelia]] is strongly implied to have a BodyguardCrush on [[WhiteMage Prince Forrest]], and even when pairing them up is optional, their overall supports ''still'' have her threatening some local merchants when she mistakenly believes they've hurt him.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Arcueid to Shiki Tohno from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. The natural result when your love interest happens to be pretty much the most powerful thing on the whole freaking planet. Given how insanely scary and unstable Arc can be at times, it's a real good thing that Shiki is more than capable of taking care of himself.
* Two HoYay versions come from the BL VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/DramaticalMurder''.
** On one hand, if [[{{Yakuza}} Koujaku]] is the chosen {{Love Interest|s}} for Aoba Seragaki not only he will be the [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Victorious Childhood Friend]], but he'll become this to him ''and no one should ever threaten his boyfriend''.
** On the other, Clear is a huge CloudCuckooLander and even Aoba can barely keep up with him, but if his "Master" is in danger he '''will''' show the culprit/s that BewareTheSillyOnes fits him ''like a glove''.
* [[spoiler:Peko Pekoyama]] in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', who will do anything to protect [[spoiler:Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu]]. This includes murder.
* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'':
** Mia Fey is rather unusual example in that she's BadassPacifist rather than ActionGirl. Nevertheless Dahlia learned the hard way that poisoning her boyfriend [[spoiler: Diego Armando]] is ''very bad idea'' when [[spoiler: Mia got Dahlia's ''death sentence'' for it]].
** Implied for Iris who, while never had a ''chance'' to actually violently protect her boyfriend, claims that [[spoiler: if she knew about her sister Dahlia's plan to poison him she'd do ''anything'' to stop her, including killing her]]. Considering that Iris is generally described as being incapable of violence, it says a ''lot'' about how much she cares about him.
* Akane Kurashiki did not have much chance to show this particular side of her in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' but she makes up in ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma''. Whenever [[spoiler: Carlos kills Junpei]] or she thinks he did, she'll proceed to attack him with whatever she can get hold of, ranging from fire extinguisher to [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon chainsaw]].
* All the potential boyfriends in ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'' are excellent fighters, but that won't stop the ActionSurvivor protagonist Saori Shishido from doing her best to protect them if they need it - even from ''before'' the official RelationshipUpgrade. i.e., when [[GuileHero Sakamoto]] is attacked by [[spoiler: Hijikata]] in his own route, she refuses to leave him alone even when their opponent is a MasterSwordsman and Sakamoto explicitly tells him to get away since he's looking for ''him'' and not for her.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[http://www.superstupor.com/sust12272007.shtml This]] ''Webcomic/SuperStupor'' strip, proving that emotional harm is enough to induce this sort of rage.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' Sarah is one peaceful [[StraightMan Straight Girl]] in the cast of martial artists and casual shapeshifters. An attempt to kidnap her boyfriend, however, provoked her to [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-10-27 act]] in a way [[GroinAttack very unpleasant]] for offender.
** Ellen and Nanase are this to each other, as Vlad and Abraham can attest. Grace probably counts for Tedd as well.
* ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'': [[GoodBadGirl Ally]] is this way to Rikk, and later with [[TheWoobie Rumy]] when the three of them enter a triad marriage. [[http://www.faans.com/books1-6/index.php?p=1701 Witness her encounter with Fitz when he tried to forcibly body-swap with Rumy]]:
-->'''Ally:''' Listen hard, you cradle-rapin' [[PrecisionFStrike fuck!]] Hit "Undo" or I'm shovin' bone splinters from y'r nose straight into y'r precious brain!\\
'''Fitz:''' Technically it's not my nose.\\
'''Ally:''' Y'think this is '''open-mike night, corpse?''' This '''ain't''' a '''bluff!''' You are '''not''' fighting an '''idealist''' now! '''She moves or I end you!'''"
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'':
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-04-22 When Fushcia realizes that the bullies are using demonic powers on Crimney, she pulls out the stops, and gets Tomey to weigh in too.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-25 When a birthday cake brings back sad memories for Li'l E, Tangerine is ready to destroy it.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', this seems to be a trend. Terezi, Latula, and Vriska have all [[CallBack at some point]] defended their boyfriends by telling another girl 'if you touch him, I will [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] kill you!' As troll society considers gender largely irrelevant, and considering how aggressive trolls are in general, this would probably be seen as normal.
* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' - NEVER threaten Leslie while Robin is around - even if you're ''functionally immortal''. She'll just [[spoiler: cut you up and throw your remains into over a dozen dead universes before you can regenerate.]]
* Kira from ''Webcomic/{{Panthera}}'' embodies this trope, as one does when they work on a covert operations team with said boyfriend and can transform into a tiger at the drop of a hat.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius '': While the men in her life can usually take care of themselves, if things get to be too much for them, Agatha Heterodyne will. Take. Steps. And whatever was threatening ''her men'' will soon be very, very sorry...
* Most of the women in ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' fall into this territory, and they tend to be either powerful magic-users or muscular orcs. Pissing any of them off is not a good idea.
** Writer Micheal Terraciano even brings up this trope in his ''Writing Unique Heroes and Memorable Villains'' panel, claiming it preferable over the NeutralFemale.

[[folder: Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'':
** The titular Carmilla. A [[BadassGay Badass Lesbian]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]] who normally is brooding and has earned the fannickname "useless lesbian vampire" will punch you out or even [[spoiler: dive into an underwater cavern to retrieve a very dangerous sword]] to save her girlfriend Laura.
** During the Christmas Special, in approximately five-ten seconds, Carmilla goes from sarcastic and dismissive to effortlessly disemboweling a horrifyingly cannibalistic Mrs. Claus.
--->'''Laura:''' Murder her for Christmas! [[ItMakesSenseInContext Murder HER for Christmas!]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Flame Princess in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' as demonstrated in "Vault of Bones" when a giant Goo Skull made the mistake of capturing Finn.
* It's best to leave Disney/{{Aladdin}} alone unless you want to face the wrath of his fiancée (later wife), Jasmine.
* Gumball Watterson from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is a male version of this trope. Hurting or insulting his girlfriend, [[spoiler:Penny]], will get the same reaction to the point that he scathingly calls out her father for calling her a monster after she [[spoiler:broke out of her shel]] and he actually agrees with Gumball that he was wrong. Later in the show, he goes back to being his brutally blunt self after seeing another character who took over the show get close to his girlfriend and even unleashes his tirades on him in form of an acid attack which burn his face off!
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Harming Aang was a major BerserkButton for Katara, as characters like Zuko and Hama learned the hard way.
** Part of Mai's motivation for [[spoiler:her HeelFaceTurn in "The Boiling Rock"]] was her love for Zuko, and she openly admits this when confronting the enemy.
-->"I love Zuko more than I fear you!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** The series gave us Korra (the Avatar herself, well trained in physical martial arts as well as three schools of bending normally and basically a PhysicalGod when at full potential). She has a thing for Mako and tends to [[BattleCouple save his butt as often as he saves hers]]. She even [[spoiler:unlocks her airbending in order to protect Mako's bending from Amon]].
** And in Book 3, we have the [[UnholyMatrimony Red Lotus flagship]] that is Zaheer and P'Li. ''Heaven help'' anyone who threatens a [[HavingABlast combustionbender]]'s boyfriend.
** [[spoiler: It seems that Korra & Asami have become ''[[BiTheWay each others']]'' Violently Protective Girlfriends, [[http://korrasami.tumblr.com/post/106741720540/an-interesting-development-seeing-the-ladies-at as pointed out by a fan.]]]]
* Harley Quinn is a villainous example on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. See also Catwoman in the episode "Almost Got 'Im".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}}'' is generally a calm person, but she still will kick ass five different ways if Lucas is in danger.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': The Kanker sisters towards the Eds. Especially prominent in TheMovie when they hear that the neighbourhood kids are out for their blood [[NoodleIncident due to their latest scam]], and proceed to take down each and every one of the kids before ''presenting'' them to the Eds. Also, when [[spoiler:Eddy's brother is beating him up]], you can see Lee trying to clobber him, but her sisters are holding her back.
* Lois gets this way about Peter on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'' episode "[[Recap/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroesOutOfTime Out Of Time]]", Susan attacks Doctor Doom when he wipes Reed out of existence. Technically, they aren't a couple in ''this'' series, but they're drifting that way.
* Leela in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. You may be able to sell SchmuckBait to Fry with ease, but not with her around.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Quack Quack's girlfriend, Eugly. She's normally extremely kind, but [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown if you hurt him]]...
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible does this as for her best friend and later boyfriend [[PluckyComicRelief Ron]] as a matter of course.
--> '''Kim:''' ''(after kicking aside the Mathter's calcu-laser)'' That's right math freak, nobody messes with my boyfriend!
* Borderline case in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', episode "Dragon Quest": the ordinarily fussy and prim fashionista Rarity threatens to [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath rip a bunch of dragons to pieces]] if they so much as hurt a scale on her "Spikey-Wikey". (They're not a couple, but he's had a crush on her since they first met, and she knows about it.) Note that although Rarity is outclassed this time and forced to beat a retreat, she has faced off against multiple deadly threats in the past.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': [[spoiler:Ashi]] managed to effortlessly slaughter an entire ''army'' to protect Jack while he was meditating in an attempt to [[spoiler:get back his sword]].
* Since ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is full of BattleCouple and strong female characters, the show has plenty of characters that are this.
** When Rose and Greg were together, it would be a ''very'' bad idea to hurt him, as a ferris wheel in "Greg, the Babysitter" had to experience.
*** Since [[spoiler: Steven is essentially Rose, him]] protecting Greg whenever he is in trouble might make this trope still apply.
** [[spoiler: Hurt Sapphire and Ruby will end you. Most likely also vice versa.]]
** Pearl will go ballistic for Rose, though they weren't a couple[[spoiler:, but Pearl was deeply in love with Rose and thus still fiercly protective of her love interest]].
** Connie is so obsessed with Steven that she not only masters sword fighting in the blink of an eye, she even at one point almost goes to the point of believing that dying in a fight for him would be the only reasonable way to go. She overcame that though and is now part of a BattleCouple with him.
** Lars might be an {{Jerkass}} but if you hurt him, then Sadie '''will''' hurt you. In fact, she once defeated what would equal a grown ''gorilla'' to protect him.
* On ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'', while Sprx and Nova never officially hook up [[spoiler: until the very end of the series]], they're clearly in love, and if he's ever hurt or endangered, she's the first to step up and protect him.
* The cute, amorous, and normally sweet little she-squirrel from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' won't hesitate to attack a predator ten times her size to protect Arthur.
* Starfire of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. See the prom episode "Date With Destiny" with Killer Moth and Kitten, though it was Fang who felt the brunt of Starfire's protective wrath.
-->Keep your legs off my boy!
* [[LoonyFan Sierra]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]],'' except that her romance with [[DoggedNiceGuy Cody]] is pretty much [[StalkerWithACrush confined to her own fantasy world]].
-->'''Sierra:''' ''En garde!'' That's French for "leave my boyfriend alone!"
* A common trait among the girls in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''
** Cornelia's boyfriend is BadassNormal Caleb, but he's the only non-superhero among the entire main cast, making her justifiably protective when they're facing off against equally magical foes.
--> '''Cornelia''': You ''so'' don't want to be messing with ''my'' boyfriend.
** And Will, whose boyfriend is '''actually captured and held hostage by the enemy.'''
--> '''Will''': Matt? Did you hurt him?!
--> '''Shagon''': How much would you hate me if I did?
--> '''Will''': You're about to find out!
* Jean Grey in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''. When Scott is kidnapped by Mystique and dumped in Mexico without his protective glasses, Jean pulls off a BigDamnHeroes moment just as Mystique moves in for the kill.
--> '''Mystique:''' How sweet, girlfriend to the rescue.
--> '''Jean:''' [[Awesome/XMenEvolution You got that right, lady!]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Music/GeorgeHarrison's wife Olivia saved him from being murdered by an insane intruder in 1999. When said intruder broke into their home, George initially went out to confront him in the hopes of diverting attention away from his wife. He was stabbed repeatedly in the process, at which point Olivia came out and beat the hell out of the fifteen-years-younger intruder with a fireplace poker, successfully disabling him. [[Music/TomPetty You can bet he's glad he married a Mexican woman]]
* During the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon_Regicide assassination of King Carlos I of Portugal in 1908]], Queen Amelia [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome beat one of the rifle-armed assassins over the head with her bouquet of flowers]] while crying "Infamous bastard!".
* Watch an episode of ''Series/{{COPS}}'' sometime. Even if the woman is calling to report her boyfriend/husband is abusing her, if they attempt to arrest the boyfriend, often the woman will turn her rage against the ''cop''.
* Henriette Caillaux: In pre UsefulNotes/WorldWarI France, a big feud erupted between her husband Joseph -- then the left-leaning minister of Finance and a proponent of progressive taxation -- and the conservative newspaper Le Figaro. In order to destroy Joseph Caillaux's reputation, Gaston Calmette, the Figaro's director, bribed the Caillauxs' maid to steal embarrassing letters Joseph had written (get your minds out of the gutter; the letters indicated he had secretly sunk a Senate bill on taxation he publicly supported as a political tactic). Henriette [[MemeticMutation did not approve]]: she made an appointment with Calmette, and once in his office, simply said, "You know why I am here," before [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill shooting him five times in the chest]].
** Then, because simply killing someone who attacked her husband's reputation was not enough, she and her lawyer [[MagnificentBastard took advantage]] of the [[DoubleStandard existing stereotypes]] of the time, pleaded the unpremeditated crime of passion despite the fact that premeditation was glaringly obvious, and eventually was [[KarmaHoudini acquitted]] a mere four months after the murder, before starting a career as an art historian while her husband stayed in politics until 1940.
* During the Leveson Inquiry, a man broke into Parliament's chambers to throw a plate of shaving cream in Rupert Murdoch's face. His wife Wendi responded by lunging for the attacker and slamming him in the face with her palm.
* It's awesome when wives/girlfriends fend off other men. It's even more awesome when a woman [[http://english.pravda.ru/news/society/14-02-2011/116893-tiger-0/ fights off a tiger.]]
** Another similar story: an elderly couple were walking in the woods when the husband was attacked by a cougar. His wife beat the hell out of this mountain lion with a branch about as big as she was and stabbed it in the eye with a pen, causing it to leave her husband alone and flee. Investigators later found the cougar's battered carcass.
* The Ukrainian woman [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=64071327108 Mariya Oktyabrskaya]]. When the Nazis killed her husband she sold everything she owned, bought a tank with the money, and then [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge spent the next two years blowing up any Nazi she could find]].
* Sharon Osbourne. Messing with her husband, Music/{{Ozzy|Osbourne}}, isn't a good idea when she's around (Louis Walsh has a glass of water thrown over him when he let slip a casual insult). And once, when Ozzy's former band members kept bothering him over claims of past due royalties, she responded by having their contributions in the songs ''wiped out and re-recorded by different musicians''. As Ozzy put it: "She just snapped."