A subtrope of the HaremAnime genre, where the male lead has a harem of potential love interests, all of whom are some sort of ActionGirl. Sometimes the harem may appear in a form of HeroSecretService or as an AmazonBrigade. They might also be BodyguardBabes.

Because this is a more action-oriented subgenre, Battle Harems are less likely to be focused on romance, but still provide plenty of {{fanservice}}. Often this appears in the form of a SupportingHarem, though a BalancedHarem form is possible.

Often a ThemedHarem, with all the girls having a shared origin and/or character tic/type, but not always. See also BattleCouple and AmazonChaser. If the hero gets power ''from'' his harem, see HaremPowered.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
%%%% This sounds more like WorldOfActionGirls or AmazonBrigade or something.
%%%* ''Manga/{{Aiki}}'' features only [[ActionGirl Action Girls]] that Joukyuu is training.
* ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'': Over time, Ayato gathers a harem of seriously competent fighters to win the fighting tournaments in the Asterisk city.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': Rock's got an DarkActionGirl Harem started, though Revy's the main contender. Eda's made her admiration plain, hitting on him several times. Not to mention Rock's open defiance of Balalaika somehow scoring him points with her and creating some {{UST}} there. Let's add Feng Yifei, a Chinese hacker with decently good skills (not on Benny's level, though). She's no ActionGirl like the rest of Rock's harem, but there's no doubt that her brains are useful. Oh, and she's the first person to actually ''kiss'' Rock. [[Funny/BlackLagoon RIGHT. IN. FRONT. OF. REVY.]]
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex:'' Among the girls interested in Touma are a human repository of thousands upon thousands of spellbooks, the [[ShockAndAwe third most powerful Esper in Academy City]] and her ''[[MassiveNumberedSiblings 10,000]]'' '[[ClonesArePeopleToo Sisters]]' who have Level 2 powers and military expertise, a sword-wielding priestess [[note]] who happens to be a [[PersonOfMassDestruction Saint]][[/note]], one of her spear wielding subordinates, a magical spy/courier who wants to seduce him into working for her country, and the pre-teen leader of a magical cabal. It's even {{lampshaded}}; some people are starting to wonder if, with all the powerful women he's recruited to his side, he's setting up some kind of resistance force.
* ''LightNovel/DateALive'': The premise of the story is that Shido has to romance [[MagicalGirlWarrior Spirits]] in order to decrease their powers and not be a threat to mankind. Evem when de-powered, Spirits can use small bits of their power every now and then; this is usually to combat future harem members.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': Has quite a large ensemble of girls interested in Kirito, and are all {{Action Girl}}s capable of fighting for themselves in whatever virtual reality they reside in. Though the Harem aspect is downplayed considering Kirito only has eyes for Asuna.
* The main point of ''Manga/DeadlineSummonner'' is the protagonist trying to get by with his summons, in the least violent, and safest way possible. Unfortunately, there aren't many boring, safe jobs in a fantasy universe for a person of his skills. Fortunately, the girls are VERY capable fighters.
** And unfortunately, the girls are just as likely to be fighting amongst themselves and destroying the main character in the crossfire.
* You wouldn't expect this to crop up in a ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' show but the full crew of Naze's vessel in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Iron-Blooded Orphans]]'' is made up of his harem. Though, to clarify, only three members thereof - [[SpicyLatina Amida]], [[GenkiGirl Lafter]], and [[TheStoic Azee]] - are the only combat-capable ones, being able to pilot mobile suits.
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'': The more girls who join in the [[TrueCompanions Occult Research Club]], the more girls [[ChivalrousPervert Issei]] [[HaremSeeker gets.]] Said girls include [[StuffBlowingUp Rias]], [[ShockAndAwe Akeno]], [[{{BFS}} Xenovia]], [[TheMedic Asia]], and [[CuteBruiser Koneko]]. Later with the addition of [[{{Valkyries}} Rossweisse]], [[ThePhoenix Ravel]] [[SixthRanger Phenex]], [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Irina]] [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Shidou]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Ophis]]. Take note, these are just ''the girls''. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim This isn't even including]] [[TheAce Kiba]] and [[TimeStandsStill Gasper]].
* ''LightNovel/HybridXHeartMagiasAcademyAtaraxia'': Kizuna has several women vying for his affections, all of them equipped with [[PoweredArmor Hybrid Gears]], which can only be activated and recharged whenever he [[DeusSexMachina does lewd things to them]], much to his chagrin when he finds out..
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'': The result of having an UnwantedHarem equipped with PoweredArmor. As Ichika's co-homeroom teacher Maya once stated, with his force of six representative pilots (Let us count them all, shall we? We have representatives from Japan, England, China, France, Germany, [[spoiler: Russia, and possibly America]]), he has more than enough to "start a war."
* ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'': The harem consists of a {{Necromancer}}, a MagicalGirl, and three [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]] [[GratuitousNinja Ninja]].
* [[ChickMagnet Soujirou]], a supporting character in ''LightNovel/LogHorizon'', has one in the form of his guild the West Wind Brigade which is mainly composed of female players. Since it is considered to be one of the top combat guilds in Akihabara despite its relatively small size (around 60 members), its members can be assumed to be all very strong. And they are all head over heels in love with Soujirou. [[PlayedForLaughs Somehow]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has over 20 women, most of whom are {{Action Girl}}s in some form or the other, some of them ''ludicrously'' powerful, and most of the rest being at least {{Plucky Girl}}s or otherwise quite useful in some way.
* ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'': More true for the anime with [[WorldofActionGirls Miyako, Wanko, Yukie & Chris]] already in Yamato's harem from the start, and the [[ActionGirl Momoyo]] (and others) in play. In the game, each girl has her own route, though in the Ryuuzetseran route, you get [[spoiler:Momo, Miyako, [[DarkActionGirl Tasuko & Angel]]]].
* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Takeru has Haruko, Inaho, and Celia vying for his affections, though Haruko adamantly denies having any feelings for him. All three also happen to be high-level ability users, two of whom, each wields one of the original 8 Maken.
* ''LightNovel/MaouNoHajimekata'': VillainProtagonist Aur is a human turned Demon Lord on a crusade against humanity, he wants to add capable individuals to his ranks, those who will aid him on his misanthropic quest, while he adds some men then and there, women are his favorite and he adds them by the dozens, the girls will be valuable assets to him in battle and in bed, Aur uses them for the later purpose a lot.
* ''Manga/{{Mouse}}'' is a HaremAnime comedy that consists mostly of scenes about [[UptoEleven hilariously over-the-top]] heists Sorata pulls and scenes where his accomplices/[[SubordinateExcuse servants]], ahem, lavish attention on him in a hilariously over-the-top fashion.
* In the harem of ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'', only one of them is a normal human who isn't capable of defeating just about anyone else.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma Saotome's UnwantedHarem is full of {{Action Girl}}s. Not surprising, since he lives in [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting a world where everybody gets their own style of martial arts]].
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': All the harem members are capable of holding their own in battle (at the very least) and spend much of the first season defending Tsukune. Justified in that while Tsukune is human, the girls are all {{Cute Monster Girl}}s - the possible exception is Moka, who needs Tsukune to take off her rosario in order to fight at full strength but even without that she is pretty strong. The show, while very fanservice-y, does also have a strong focus on romance, especially in later arcs.
** The girls all get noticeably much stronger and more skilled over the course of the series as well, except for Moka who doesn't have much room to improve since she's top-tier from day one.
* ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' is built around this trope, with the [[IncrediblyLamePun tit]]ular aliens being {{Action Girlfriend}}s to their PunyEarthling lovers. The protagonist, as well as most of the other prominent Ashikabi, each have their own harem of Sekirei and are competing in a battle royale where ThereCanBeOnlyOne. It veers between comical harem antics and serious action, borrowing heavily from shounen fighting series with many girls being either a SpiritedCompetitor or a BloodKnight.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' OVA - is a series about one guy living with five girls, who're all in love with him consisting of: [[SpacePirate Ryoko]], [[RealityWarper Washuu]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Ayeka and Sasami]], and [[WalkingDisasterArea Mihoshi]]. Everyone except Sasami is skilled fighter (and clearly she will be too once she grows up)[[note]]Actually, early in the third series Sasami proves that she too is more than capable in a fight, as she first dodges every attack from an attacker and then, upon concluding that combat is inevitable, easily taking her opponent out with one of her hair ties that turn out to be weapons[[/note]], and all of them are very much superhuman. [[spoiler:Washu is a literal goddess, her daughter Ryoko is something more than a demigoddess given her lack of a mortal parent, and Sasami is in the process of merging with Washu's younger sister Tsunami. And as of the end of OVA 3, Washu and Tsunami's other sister Tokimi looks to be joining the harem.]]
** The current Emperor of Jurai, Ayeka and Sasami's father, has his own (albeit smaller) BattleHarem: his two wives Funaho and Misaki are each powerful warriors.
** Along with the other Tenchi stuff, there's ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP''. By the end, it's the captain, eight girls and an overpowered starship [[TheyFightCrime fighting pirates]].
** ''Anime/TenchiMuyoWarOnGeminar'' has this with almost every girl that is in love with Kenshi also being a highly trained and skilled combat mecha pilot.
** By the end of the third OVA Tenchi acquires another suitor in the name of Noike Kamiki Jurai, a Mihoshi's former partner and adopted daughter of the infamous [[NamesToRunFromReallyFast Demon Princess]] Seto Kamiki Jurai, who's widely acknowledged to be [[TheManBehindTheMan the driving force behing her son-in-law]] [[TheEmperor Azusa]]. Well, and Noike's a female part of Kagato, the major antagonist of the first OVA, who started as a clone of [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Washu's former best friend Naja Akara]].[[note]]Not to mention that the amnesiac Naja is heavily implied to be ''Seto'' the relationship charts in Tenchiverse are said to easily wind up in the five dimensions.[[/note]]
** If the beginning of the fourth OVA series is any indication, then Tenchi's just acquired an another powerful woman who has an eye on him Minaho Masaki Jurai, the head of the Juraian SecretPolice, who is technically ''[[IncestIsRelative his aunt]]''.
* The universe should consider itself lucky that ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' is a romantic comedy. To wit, as of the most recent issue of Darkness, Rito has gained the unwavering allegiance of ''three'' shape-shifting living weapons, all of whom are experts in infiltration and assassination, especially Nemesis [[ParanoiaFuel who can hide in other people's bodies,]] the three Deviluke sisters, each of whom has unique ability (Lala has super-strength and is a TeenGenius, Momo can control the plants and Nana the animals), Rin, who is a MasterSwordsman and Kyoko that has fire-power. The other girls are normal humans, expect Run, with no particular ability, although if push comes to shove, Haruna can use him as a weapon, quite effectively and many of the others have excellent non-combat skills that are very useful in prolonged campaigns.
* [[MagneticHero 1st Lt. Youji Itami]] of ''LightNovel/{{GATE}}'' in the course of the story of being thrust into a [[AlternateUniverse magical parallel world]], managed to collect a semi-UnwantedHarem consisting of a 961-years-old[[note]]Though [[Really700YearsOld looking 13.]][[/note]] [[PhysicalGod Demi-Goddess and Apostle]] of the God of Death, a 169-years-old [[ArcherArchetype elven archer]] (who considers him a [[PromotionToParent replacement of her deceased father]])[[note]]Despite her age, her attitude and behavior is [[ImmortalImmaturity pretty much of a 16-years-old girl]].[[/note]], a 300-something years old Dark Elf warrior who is technically now [[HappinessInSlavery his slave for the favor he did to her tribe]], a-a-and a [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers 15-years-old human magician]], who, on the other hand, is arguably the most dangerous on the bunch due to being [[SmartGirl smartest of them by far]]. And that's not mentioning his 28-years old former wife back in Japan who's still pretty much into him. And [[HaremSeeker approves of all aforementioned with gusto]]. As of volume 8, the crown princess of The Empire has thrown her hat into the ring, in front of all the others.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The ComicBook/XMen once faced an MultiversalConqueror known as [[AVillainNamedKhan Khan]] whose harem was composed of warrior women from worlds that he conquered. He decides to make ComicBook/{{Storm}} his newest addition and as she soon finds out, these ladies are very vicious and jealous fighters.
* ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'' has the Angelus female warriors, who in addition of fighting for their mistress, they also doubled as her concubines when outside of fighting.
* Subverted with the [[BodyguardBabes Dora Milaje]] in ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'', as tradition dictates they serve his personal bodyguards and wives-in-training. Despite their beauty and skill, T'Challa views them [[LikeASonToMe as daughter-figures]] rather than romantic interests.

* In ''For Want of a War'', Only one of Ramza's possible love interests can't fight.
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', we have the RealityWarper, the [[HumanAliens Human Alien]] slightly-less-powerful RealityWarper, the tazer-wielding YakuzaPrincess, the {{Time Travel}}er, the [[TeleportersAndTransporters Teleporting]] [[DimensionalTraveler Slider]]....
* As the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fic ''[[http://machinekeys.tumblr.com/post/91350906452/shes-got-a-halogen-heart-weiss-rbyjnpr She's got a halogen heart]]'' puts it: "Even with Weiss attempting to direct everyone, it was nearly impossible to keep them on the same topic without the promise of sex or fighting to hold their attention."
* ''Roleplay/BattleActionHaremHighschoolSideCharacterQuest'' has the players take control as one of the girls in the harem instead of the male protagonist.
* PlayedForLaughs and [[GenderInvertedTrope gender-inverted]] in the ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4567900/1/Romancing-the-Bhaalspawn "Romancing the Bhaalspawn"]]. It's a humorous attempt to answer the question, "What would happen if a female PC played this game with a fistful of [[GameMod romance mods]]?" So Kaela has an entire party full of love interests: Xan [[spoiler: (never seriously pursued)]], Solaufein and Haer'Dalis [[spoiler: (who proposition Kaela to have a threesome)]], Valygar [[spoiler: (breaks up with her to be a CelibateHero)]], Anomen [[spoiler: (friend-zoned)]], and [[spoiler: Sarevok, who Kaela is [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys convinced is The One]]]].
* Ash's female companions in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' will eventually become this, as they not only are (or will be) talented and skilled Pokémon trainers, but they also possess bloodliner powers.


* In ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'', the antagonist has a harem of wives that are ready to fight for him... which apparently includes fighting each other.

* ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' has a form of this. Men are rare, so when one is married off it's to an entire family of sisters who themselves are the children of several different sisters and one father. Women rule this world and work fiercely to protect their fragile brothers, sons, and husbands from other women who would literally kidnap them, so this is sort of a default.
* ''Literature/TheHaremGames'' has this set up, by design, teenage males upon reaching puberty are forced into a battle royal and each granted through BureaucraticallyArrangedMarriage a harem of 6 to 15 brides that help him fight the others in a fight to the death, for the amusement of the populace at large.
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' has Rand in a relationship with three girls, all of whom agree to share him: Min is a {{Ladette}} and a KnifeNut, Aviendha is a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]] who used to be a member of an AmazonBrigade and grew from being an ActionGirl to a really strong channeler, and finally, Elayne is a royal action girl who is also a strong channeler.
* In Ann Scarborough's ''The Harem of Aman Ackbar'' the titular harem of ill assorted wives must work together to find and rescue their husband (who's been turned into a donkey). By the end of the story the three women have bonded, their husband is grateful and loving and even their mother-in-law approves of them.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'': The Templars of Sorcerer-King Nibenay are all female and also his wives, chosen for their beauty and talent and said to mate with him. He leaves the running of his [[{{Egopolis}} city-state of same name]] to them, and they act not only as military officers and assassins, but also as priests, bureaucrats and administrators, which also doubles as a {{Matriarchy}}.


[[folder:Video Games]]
* Every party member in ''VideoGame/BraveSoul'' except TheHero and his pet dragon is female, and is a potential love interest. [[spoiler: Actually, so is the pet dragon.]]
* In ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny'' your six love interests are all members of an elite group of trainees who are studying to save the world. Though it turns out that if any of them is the main heroine, it's the one that's least suited to be there.
* An eroge ''Eiyuu Senki'', every other character other than the [[HelloInsertNameHere nameable protagonist]] Harem Hero is female. All of whom eventually fall in love with him.
** Its sequel, GOLD, introduces even more characters, including a new main heroine. Although, the sequel is a retelling of the original, only with a new prologue.
* ''VideoGame/GalaxyAngel'' features MissionControl Takuto Myers in command of the Angel Squad.
** ''Galaxy Angel II'' has Kazuya Shiranami, a pilot and leader of the Rune Angel Squad.
* ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand''
* ''VideoGame/RecordOfAgarestWar'' has five generations of harem. All of them are [[LadyOfWar Ladies Of War.]]
* An RPG Maker game ''VideoGame/RomancingWalker'' has six love interests, and they're all your permanent allies.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'', Kazuto's [[GenderFlip generals]] do all the fighting.
* Franchise/MuvLuv:
** The Valkyries of former Training Squadron 207B form Takeru's BattleHarem in ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvUnlimited'' and to a lesser extent in ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvAlternative'', where they are still present and in love with him but not romanceable. Instead, he gets paired off with the mysterious Unit 00.
** Yuuya from ''LightNovel/MuvLuvAlternativeTotalEclipse''gained one during his time with project prominence.
* ''VisualNovel/PrincessWaltz'' : [[spoiler: The 2nd Act has all the princesses coming together to face the big bad. They are effectively Arata's harem at this point.]]
* In ''{{VisualNovel/Seinarukana}}'', of the 14 Brigade members, 9 are female. Of these, 6 are potential love interests.
* Shiki in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', being in the [[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} same multiverse]] as ''Fate/stay night'', has also attracted a harem which includes an ancient vampire who can summon the moon itself, an [[ChurchMilitant Executor]] from the church, a half-demon hybrid, a succubus, an alchemist and an exceptionally powerful classmate-turned-vampire. Also extends to ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' continuity.
* Kei from ''VideoNovel/AkaiIto'' has four women who are seriously interested in her, ready to fight to death to protect her. It's very noticeable because Kei herself is ''not'' an ActionGirl.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* A male lion will generally have several lionesses in his pride at once. In fact, an adult male lion has literally failed at life if he ''doesn't'' have a BattleHarem.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandragupta_Maurya Chandragupta Maurya]], founder of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurya_Empire Maurya Empire]] that dominated ancient India between c. 322 and 185 BCE. Website/BadassOfTheWeek put it the best:
-->'''Ben Thompson:''' What makes Chandragupta totally awesome is that he was totally paranoid out of his mind. He built a huge palace with hundreds of beds and he never slept in the same place twice. He had food testers taste everything he ate and he created the first ever secret police to defend him from assassination. The best part about it though is that he had an entourage of seven hundred female bodyguards that followed him everywhere he went. He said that he trusted females more to defend him and so he compiled his unit from the best Greek and Indian women he could find. That's just freaking awesome. If I was King I would do the same thing.
* Muammar Gaddafi kept an all-female team of elite bodyguards called essentially "the Revolutionary Nuns" in Arabic or "the Amazonian Guard" by the Western press.