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Amazonian Beauty
aka: Hot Amazon
She's a brick... house!
She's mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out
She's a brick... house!
The lady's stacked and that's a fact,
ain't holding nothing back.
The Commodores

The Amazonian Beauty is what happens when Ms. Fanservice hulks out.

Often times, such as in fighting video games like Street Fighter, a lot of beautiful women are jacked but no one comments on it, since to the characters it is the norm for them to see characters like that, despite the fact that they are still Ms Fanservices who go above and beyond the call of duty in some cases.

A quick litmus test for this trope is:

If the answer to all four above is "yes," the character qualifies for this trope.

This character can take her muscularity to Heroic Build levels. Sometimes starts out as a Super-Strong Child, and usually (if not almost always) is an Action Girl. Almost always has large breasts. Her smaller (and equally dangerous) cousin is the Cute Bruiser. Given that these girls are often tall to further enhance their presentation of strength, romances with them are likely to result in Tiny Guy, Huge Girl and Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy.

Compare Amazon Chaser where a character finds a woman attractive because of her fighting skills. If he's attracted to her muscles, she's an Amazonian Beauty. Of course, both tropes can be in play at the same time if he's attracted to both.

Contrast Brawn Hilda and Big Beautiful Woman. Some of these characters also double as Statuesque Stunners. When the female in question worries about the slippery slope between this trope and Brawn Hilda, it usually results in Muscle Angst.


Examples:

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    Advertising 
  • There was once ad for dating website geared towards guys interested in muscular ladies with a picture of a muscle-bound lady in a bikini.

    Anime and Manga 
  • The Legend Of Mother Sarah features one of the earliest representations of this trope in Japanese media, featuring a tall, athletic and imposing woman as the main character. Despite her unusual build and seldom displaying her body, many of the men she comes across in the series ogle her (like her co-prisoners in the work camps) or openly state that they find her very attractive.
  • Tania from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, a literal Amazon. She is truly gigantic, towering over nearly every character in the show. Naturally, she completely blows Bastion's mind and he becomes hopelessly smitten with her (even staying with her in her home dimension later).
  • Houmei from AIKI. As the series progresses, however, it turns out that her efforts to keep up with her opponents by pumping up actually hampers her fighting ability, so Houmei slims down a bit to remain competitive. Akemi Kageyasu shows also a very toned build and her clothing reveals her well defined abs.
  • Reiko Ando from Outlaw Star has the musculature you'd expect from a woman who's won the title of the "Strongest Woman in the Universe" four times in a row. She was aiming for a fifth time which would allow her to marry Fred Luo, who's secretly trying to stop her from winning (she doesn't realize he's not interested in women). The main character, Gene, thinks she has a beautiful and feminine face but is a bit freaked out by how muscular she is. Still, despite the opinions of the former two, she did have an audience cheering for her before her match. In a straighter example of this trope (Reiko being a YMMV between Amazon Beauty and Brawn Hilda) comes Aisha Clan-Clan, who's by far the strongest of the main characters. She's noticeably more muscular than Gene, and he's certainly not unhappy when he accidentally sees her topless during the hot springs episode.
  • Nearly all the female characters in the Panty Fighter series, Queen's Blade, are scantly clad fighters and provide loads of fanservice. Some of them just happen to be muscular as well.
    • Cattleya's appearance can be described as matronly but strong. When she's not fighting she could be mistaken as slightly chubby due to her ginormous breasts, and having a bit of a belly. In combat however, her muscles tense and you can see that she actually has extremely muscular arms, back, and bulky thighs. Her outfits is an extremely revealing apron-like dress with no underwear.
    • Risty is lean and muscular and her outfit is a a thong and a top that shows off most of her torso.
    • There's also Anarista a side character who's slightly more muscular than Risty. Her default outfit is fishnet leotard and a loin cloth. All of her outfits are equally revealing.
  • In comparison to later depictions, Major Motoko Kusanagi in the 1995 animated film adaption is shown to have some muscle on her bones (such as when trying to rip open the hatch of a tank late in the movie, although she pushes her cyborg body past its limits, literally pulling herself apart). The extremely tight thermoptic camouflage bodysuit doesn't exactly leave much to the imagination either. This sticks pretty close to the manga as author Shirow Masamune is extremely fond of drawing statuesque women with an exquisitely detailed musculature.
  • Genie, the resident swordswoman of Rune Soldier Louie, is shown to be pretty built in both the arms and chest department and is quite tall. She also strides into battle with little clothing other than what appears to be a midriff-barring bikini with a loincloth and cowl worn over that.
    • Not to mention she carries the exact same amount of bulk and muscle mass as the titular character Louie, who himself is one of the biggest characters in the series.
  • In a few of Go Nagai's works (Iron Muscle and Mazinger Angels), there's a recurring character named Sakurako Honou (see here). Very muscular (especially in the arms and abs) and very fanservicey (up to and including a few naked shots in volume 3 of Iron Muscle).
    • And speaking of Nagai, there's the Jun of Iron Virgin Jun who's muscular yet very feminine. Most of the characters in the series lust after her and she frequently finds her herself nude or in erotic situations but true to the title she does remain a virgin for most of the series (in the manga).
  • Casca from Berserk is quite well-toned from her career as a mercenary and even admitted that she was embarrassed to wear a shoulder-revealing ball gown because of her muscles (of course this did not stop love interest Guts from totally gawking at her). After the trauma she suffered from the Eclipse, however, Casca loses a considerable amount of muscle.
  • Valmet from Jormungand is ripped, and at least three guys on her mercenary team find her physically attractive, though it's mainly because of her large breasts as revealed in the Beach Episode where they try to grope her breasts without incurring her wrath.note  The same episode also had lingering closeups of her in a bikini highlighting her muscled body.
  • Later volumes of Baccano! have Aging, a roughly seven-foot-tall woman with a physique resembling Michelangelo's David, only with breasts and 50% more muscle definition. While she intimidates the hell out of most men (it's somewhat reasonable to be afraid of a woman who uses a minigun as a one-handed firearm), the text makes it clear that the muscle makes her no less attractive.
  • Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan is pretty enough to leave Jean literally speechless, but, man, is she ripped under that uniform. While you don't get to see much of her muscularity in actual series, some official illustrations have her wear tanktops and sport bras to show off her physique.
  • Supaz from Ubel Blatt, was a fat woman in a modest royal dress and cape. Later on Lord Glenn grants her and her brothers new powers which for her slims her down to an athletically built woman with one dis-proportionally more muscular and monstrous arm. Unlike her brothers, who are in full armor after their transformation, she's in an armored leotard which exposes her bottom torso and has a Cleavage Window which shows off a lot of cleavage since her breasts, which were already large on her wider pre-transformation state from are the same size afterwards.

    Card Games 
  • The majority of the Amazoness series of cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! are a clan of attractive women who are at least athletically built/toned. Their revealing attire doesn't exactly hurt in this regard either.

    Comedy 
  • The former comedy duo Idan Alterman and Avi Grainik used to perform as a pair of characters named Tsakhi and Meir, respectively, in various skit shows, and between 2001-2003 they hosted a talk show named The Neighbourhood Starsnote . At one point they had a segment on the show featuring the attempts to find a wife for Tsakhi, featuring videos sent by women from all over Israel who tried to win Tsakhi's affections. One of them was a prime example of this trope: a well-built and fairly attractive woman speaking to the camera while lifting weights and talking about training with Tsakhi. Meir wasn't too thrilled with her, but Tsakhi seemed to be more open to her, and even remarked it could be nice to say, "Watch out, or I'll call my wife on ya!" (Eventually he married another famous comedy character, though.)

    Comic Books 

    Fan Work 

    Film 
  • In Skin Deep, Zach, a guy who basically hasn't met a woman he hasn't wanted (or in many cases tried) to have sex with, picks up a attractive woman, Lonnie, and goes home with her. When they get naked, he discovers she's a really dedicated bodybuilder, muscles and all. He's still finds her attractive and the two have sex.
    Lonnie:I hope you're not frightened now, Zach.
    Zach:I'm not, but fortunately my cock is scared stiff.
  • In The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Pluto and Dina go to see a body alteration specialist, who shows them different projections of what their bodies could look like. One of these is the pair as a male and female bodybuilder. Both of them are very impressed with their new potential bodies. Well, Dina is until Pluto has the specialist give her projection a way bigger chest and butt.
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier has Vixis, the Klingon lieutenant who had some powerful looking arms. Sulu and Chekov seemed to be interested, the latter even commenting on her "wonderful muscles".
  • There's a whole genre of films based on this trope. Most of them feature some girl or other flexing, beating up men, and sometimes wrestling with another girl. They generally run from about PG-13 to softcore porn (there are a few who do hardcore porn, however), depending on the girls participating and what their limits were.
  • Pretty much the entire point of Haywire was to showcase the main character, Mallory Kane, beat up all the other guys in the movie. Especially in the hotel fight she is in a cocktail dress while doing so, with her arms and legs exposed while doing some rather intense choke holds.

    Literature 
  • Beth Halpern from the Michael Crichton novel The Sphere, was a very attractive weightlifter. One of the other characters described her as "Mother Nature with muscles".
  • Junapur from Cerberon is large, well-muscled, and beautiful. She is also a Little Bit Beastly, but George sees her as strong, swift and beautiful as the Amazonian ideal.
  • The tall, muscular, and pretty Monica Figuerola from the The Millennium Trilogy is described as this by the author and Blomkvist.
  • Arlene from Doom. Fly describes her as being the best looking woman he's ever seen, but not in the conventional sense of beauty. In particular he loves her muscle tone. One newbie to the squad once tried to pull down her pants and while the whole squad was interested in seeing more of her ass nobody else was stupid enough to piss her off.
  • Bobbie Draper from James Corey's The Expanse. A Martian Space Marine who's curvy, muscular, pretty and well over six feet tall. Protagonist Jim Holden thinks she looks like a Polynesian beach bunny scaled up 150%.
  • Thandi Palane introduced in David Weber's "Crown Of Slaves". She is from the hell planet Ndebele, and is described variously as "statuesque", "an ogress", and "very big and easily the most powerful-looking woman she had ever seen". Of course, she is also described as having a "grin which bordered on dazzling", and especially "That smile. The one which, along with her voice, put the goddess body to shame".
  • In the second book of the Outlander Leander series, Axe is over 7' tall and extremely muscular. She's shown lifting heavy objects and tossing them around with ease. Leander also mentions that a lot of people would probably find her attractive if she wasn't a terrifying murderer.

    Live Action TV 

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Most female wrestlers who are not butch could be considered. Wrestling outfits in general tend to be revealing outside of especially conservative states or heavily stylized gimmicks and even though many WWE divas aren't known for being exceptionally buff, they're obviously more muscular than your average woman. This was in fact one of Jim Ross's calling cards in WWE, as he would recruit fitness models for the company, two of which became very successful wrestlers, though Victoria already had a wrestling background.
  • This worked against Torrie Wilson on Friday Night Smackdown, as she ended being harassed by Dawn Marie, who said she was into Torrie for being so "strong and soft"...though Dawn was also into Torrie's elderly father, so...
  • Dark Angel moved to Mexico to become a better wrestler but she got just as much attention for her looks as she did for stretching opponents suspended across her back after her mask was removed by Princesa Sujei in LLF. AAA hired Dark Angel almost exclusively for her beauty but she jumped ship to CMLL who also had a great interest in seeing her wrestle. No mistaking that CMLL also wasn't interested in Dark Angel's beauty, as she became staple of their body building contests during her time there, winning seven. But as that implies, CMLL had no problem showing everyone that Dark Angel was cut all over in addition to having a pretty face.
  • American Angel's career seemed to be going down a similar path as Dark Angel's after she was also unmasked in LLF by Tsunami and Larry Sweeney thought she'd be perfect for the WWE women's division, whose catch phrase at the time was "Smart, Sexy, Powerful. Sara Del Rey actively defied his and other's wishes by slapping on scary looking face paint and then getting another mask.
  • Beth Phoenix who's nicknamed "The Glamazon." and calls herself "The Perfect Combination Of Strength And Beauty". When she was in a relationship with Santino Marella, he would sometimes celebrate his wins by leaping into her arms.

    Tabletop Games 

    Video Games 
  • Street Fighter has quite a few female characters that are very muscular and it doesn't seem to stop them from provide a lot of fanservice.
  • In Street Fighter X Tekken most of female cast are depicted as a lot more muscular than their usual portrayals in their home franchises.
    • Nina Williams (Tekken) due to her legs becoming a lot more muscular. Her outfits is a bodysuit that covers most of her body but is form fitting enough for that not to matter
    • Julia Chang (Tekken) who wears a midriff bearing tank top and a miniskirt. She's usually slender, but here she's buff all over.
    • Poison from (Final Fight), has six pack abs and muscular legs exposed by her tank top and daisy dukes.
  • Felcia from the Darkstalkers series is depicted with a very muscular upper body in the first two installments but from the third one continuing in her appearances in other Capcom she's slimmed to a petite body. In all installments however her default outfit mainly consists of thin fur strips that keep her from being completely nude.
  • Captain Commando has Carol and Brenda, two scantily clad Palette Swapped enemies that use electric attacks. The in-game sprites have huge arms, while in official works and promo material for the game have them lean and muscular.
  • Sheeva from Mortal Kombat series is a member of a four armed half-human, half-dragon warrior race called the Shokan. Like the male members of her species she's tall, muscular (especially in ''Armageddon''), and monstrous, though to a much lesser degree. While her body type is unique among the female cast in the series, all have the same slender yet curvy build, her costumes are not. Like the rest of the females she is also scantly-clad with her usual outfit being a sling-bikini, and her other costumes being just as revealing.
  • Vanessa Lewis from Virtua Fighter. Her outfits always show off a lot skin, but especially emphasize her washboard abs and tree-trunk thighs. This was most noticeable in Virtua Fighter 4. Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown makes it optional; players can customize her with a skin texture that greatly increases her muscle tone.
    • Sarah in VF 4, in the form of big biceps. Hard to miss since she wears a skintight sleeveless bodysuit. Like Vanessa, she was slimmed down in 5, and muscle tone and definition vanished.
  • Blue Mary from The King of Fighters thanks to her defined biceps and her halter crop top that exposing them. She's also a love interest to Terry Bogard, one of the central characters in the series.
  • Shina from Bloody Roar series has some muscular arms and toned abs which are shown off by most of her outfits being sleeveless crop tops. Special mentions go to her default outfit in Bloody Roar 3 which the top looked like a sports bra, and her alternate outfit in Primal Furry was a sleeveless crop top and hot pants.
  • Mrs. Arrow, married to Super Arrow, from the F-Zero series was introduced in F-Zero X with a physique of a bodybuilder. In GX, she showing off said physique. Her Idle Animations at the Settings screen, and her post-race interviews, is her flexing her one of her arms. In her ending video she's driving an audience wild doing bodybuilder poses in a bikini.
  • Black Widow from Ring of Destruction: Slam Masters II, though it's at the very end of her storyline. For some unknown reason her gender is ambiguous for most of the game because she's already extremely muscular physique, and full-body costume which gives her a manly looking upper body. Though she still has a prominent hourglass figure which the costume on. When she takes it off at the end of her story she's shown to be undeniably feminine looking and sounding, wearing leotard cut to resemble a training bra and thong.
  • Rila Estansia from the Fighting Game Breakers is an eccentric wild woman a who fights in a sleeveless backless leotard and greaves, which show off her buff physique and ample chest.
  • Most depictions of Raijin, the thunder god from Japanese Mythology portray him as fat or muscular but always with a demonic face. In Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Raijin is instead presented as a woman with an absurdly muscular body. She also has the complimentary bust size, a huge rear, massive thighs, and little clothing to help showcase it. By comparison, her romantic partner Fujin looks like an imp.
  • Akiko Daimon from Taisen Hot Gimmick Forever, a mahjong game where defeating an opponent gives the player the option to punish them which, male or female, usually involves the character having to strip. Akiko is a muscular girl wearing just a sports bra and thong and is also a member of her school's bodybuilding club. For her punishment the player can have her do bench presses topless, or flexing her biceps which causes her sports bra to tear.
  • Meryl Silverburgh, as of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. She made her first appearance in MGS1 where she was slender but in MGS4 she's a lot sturdier with broad shoulders and well built arms, both traits are shown off when she's in her wedding dress getting married to Johnny, who's been in love with her since MGS1.
  • Rachel from Battle Arena Toshinden 3. She's Tracy's long lost twin sister but aside from skin color both fighters look radically different. Tracy is lanky and petite while Rachel is very bulky (least her upper body), and sports a pair of breasts that are on the verge of spilling out of her one-size-too-small bustier.
  • The female Barbarian from Diablo III a red-headed warrior who is incredible tall and muscular much like her male counterpart. The two main differences are that she's a lot younger than the male barbarian, who's an old man, and her armor sets, especially in the official art for the game tends to be slightly more sexualized. Of course the latter two make her no less of an intimidating looking woman.
  • Almost every MMORPG or High Fantasy Role-Playing Game that features female orcs as a playable characters will usually depict them in the concept art as extremely muscular, usually busty, and wearing more or less (usually less) clothing than their human counterparts. The downside being that they usually have faces that may detract some people. The prominent examples come from World of Warcraft (see here) and Lineage 2 (see here).
  • Angela Belti from Power Instinct was originally meant to be a Brawn Hilda in the first game, as she was extremely muscular, drawn with a very manly face, and even voiced by a male employee of Atlus. This changed in the sequel and games onward were she is drawn with more feminine features while still retaining her muscular physique, has a female voice (albeit a deep one) and given a love interest, Sahad.
  • Aveline Vallen from Dragon Age II is tall, has muscular arms, and broad shoulders. Most people find her her intimidating and off-putting, with the exception of her first and potentially second husband. Also, Player Character Hawke can try to romance her, but she'll shot Hawke down.
  • The Amazon from Dragon's Crown is a blonde axe wielding warrior who fights in a literal Chainmail Bikini that seems one size too small. While she's muscular all over, her legs are especially big and most of her stances and movements are design to emphasis them.
  • Several games that allow for a Create-A-Character feature usually provide players with the option to create Amazonian Beauties of their own.
    • For example, Rumble Roses XX has a character editor that allows the player to determine parameters such as weight by performing certain actions in a match. One of these sliders allowed you to muscle up the girls.
  • In Final Fantasy VII, when Cloud cross-dresses, he is mistaken for one of these by a couple background NPCs. In the words of one of them: "Ooh, hard! You work out?"
  • Samus Aran — originally. Official art in 1994 described her as "strong and muscular," she stood 6'3" and weighed in at 198 pounds, and when her suit came off at the end of Super Metroid revealing her wearing a cropped halter top and panties, she certainly looked it. Since then, in most installments, her muscles have vanished entirely. The sole exception being the Japanese version Metroid: Fusion where beating the game on hard in under two hours gets the player an image of a very buff Samus wearing the same revealing outfit Super Metroid.

    Webcomics 
  • Zona from The Challenges of Zona is a muscular and tall warrior woman who wears a top that shows off a lot of underboob and a lion cloth. It's was love at first sight for the protagonist, who describes her as a "a six-foot plus goddess with a Ms. Olympia body".
  • Almost every superheroine in Grrl Power with some standouts mentions below. Most of them are at least athletically built and busty and there's a lot of fanservice that shows off that fact. The main character is one of the few superheroines who has neither of those traits and is very self-conscious about it.
    • Maxima is a tall, muscular golden skinned superheroine who is extremely sensitive about her good looks because she feels men treat her like an exotic sex doll.
    • Anvil is taller and even more muscular, but still attractive enough to get hit on by one of her teammates. He even mentions her large muscles as an attractive feature. She provide a bit of fanservice, as one of the wallpapers for the series focuses on her sunbathing.
  • Heather from Spinnerette got a Super Physique complete with large breasts and "girl abs" after getting into a Freak Lab Accident that gave her four extra arms and some superpowers. She decides to become the title heroine, and fights crime with an outfit that covers most of her body but still manages to be very revealing due to its form-fitting nature so her muscles and curves are quite visible.
  • In Slimy Thief there's the tall, muscular, Chainmail Bikini-wearing Amazon who's a recurring character. Later on in a Crossover arc, the character Red is introduced. She's another tall, muscular female warrior, but goes even further by being bare-breasted the whole time.
  • David C. Matthews has quite a few of 'em as leads to a couple of his webcomics. All of them hyper-muscular yet busty with feminine faces. They're either scantly-clad or even if they are wearing something modest, it's always depicted as very tight fitting. For starters, there's Tetsuko (which contains a lot explicit nudity), Satin Steele, and Dyna the Damsel Dynamo.
  • Bomango: After the Art Evolution, Gogo becomes big and muscular with Boobs of Steel. Deconstructed as Andy's mom is scared of her and doesn't want her around. This is treated as shallow but understandable, especially since there are other reasons she doesn't like her. It's also portrayed as very misfortunate because Gogo wanted to get along with her, so she can know what's like to have a mom. Ironically, both Gogo and Didi end up scared of her when she acts like she's their mom and tries to discipline them.

    Web Original 
  • Zuzana Light aka "Zuzka" and former "BodyRock Chick". While her clothing style isn't outside the realm of athletic gear, you'd be hard pressed to find her wearing anything that doesn't show off her abs and sizable cleavage and that isn't extremely snug from the waist down. When she was part of Body Rock, the provocative angles all of her videos were shot in added to this image. (After getting her new channel, this aspect of Zuzka's videos has been toned down a bit.)
    • Lisa-Marie Zbozen, the new "BodyRock Chick" (also: the new paramour of Zuzka's ex-husband). Lisa-Marie was less endowed when she started working as Zuzka's replacement, but one elective surgery later she's more or less a carbon copy of the former face of the channel, including the Male Gaze poses.
  • Hippolyta of the Whateley Universe is six feet tall and muscular. She wears tight, skimpy outfits even though she doesn't like guys ogling her. (She does, however like girls ogling her. That's why she is in Poe cottage.)

    Western Animation 


    Muscular IndexBeauty, Brains and Brawn
Amazon ChaserAttraction to OutliersAttractive Bent-Gender
A Pretty Boy IndexThe Beautiful TropesAngelic Beauty
Rule of SexyFanserviceBare Your Midriff
Amazon ChaserAttraction TropesAroused by Their Voice
Amazon ChaserTomboyBald Women
Amazon BrigadeAlways FemaleAnime Chinese Girl
Adipose RexBigger Is BetterBig Beautiful Man
Gen 13ImageSource/Comic BooksOvernight Age-Up

alternative title(s): Amazonian Beauties; Buff Beauty; Glamazon; Muscle Babe; Hot Amazon
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