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->''"It ain't over till the fat lady sings."''

Brawn Hilda is, essentially, a strong, mannish, usually foreign woman (particularly German, Russian, or Scandinavian). However, she's ''not'' an AmazonianBeauty, her strength is seen as unattractive, as she usually (purposely or not) "emasculates" the hero by beating him up or outdoing him in "manly" activities (such as arm wrestling, boxing, hot dog eating, pretty much anything unfeminine really...) She usually has a thick stereotypical accent, a masculine face, and is often a stereotypical female immigrant (maid, mail-order bride, ''etc.'') or some sort of hardcore Olympic-esque athlete. Basically, the Brawn Hilda is the FatGirl [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on steroids]].

Her personality can run from [[MamaBear motherly but overprotective]] to [[{{Tsundere}} gruff and cantankerous]], but the vast majority of the time her personality is irrelevant: she's just a gag character whose humor stems from being the opposite of a hot exotic chick. In one Stock Plot, for example, [[AllMenArePerverts Bob]] books "Ekaterina" as his ''masseuse'' or cleaning woman, expecting someone young and attractive, and gets this character instead, who violently rearranges his house and life (and, if a ''masseuse'', also causes him considerable personal discomfort). In more serious contexts, she tends to turn into ''The Rosa Klebb'' version of TheBaroness. Bonus points if she's blond, wears braided twin tails, and possesses the name Helga, Hilda, or Olga (which is the Russian version of Helga!).

Of Course, both in RealLife and in-universe, you can always expect ''someone'' to demonstrate Rule 36. In universe examples, whether a male badass has finally found the other half of his BattleCouple or simply a {{Chubby|Chaser}} AmazonChaser has found his dream girl, may even be played as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} as Hilda finds someone who truly appreciates her for ''all'' of her qualities.

If a [[AllCavemenWereNeanderthals cave woman]] is not a NubileSavage, she will probably be this instead. Contrast with the FatGirl, who is large, but probably not athletic; with AmazonianBeauty, when she's attractive ''because'' of her masculine traits; with TheBaroness, who is the classic East-European ''FemmeFatale''; with the BigBeautifulWoman, whose bulk is considered attractive in and of itself, and who is often non-European. GonkyFemme is when a character looks like this but is actually feminine. Compare NoGuyWantsAnAmazon, when this keeps her from finding a man; and ButchLesbian, if she likes the ladies instead. See also LadyLooksLikeADude.

The {{trope name|rs}} is a reference to the Icelandic queen Brunhild[[note]]whose name means "the hill of battle"[[/note]] in the German epic ''[[Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}} Das Nibelungenlied]]'', the TropeCodifier, if not ''{{Trope Maker|s}}'', for such characters. In the story she challenges men who attempt to wed her into warlike games, throws boulders with ease, and even ties her own husband up and hangs him on the wall. These traits, combined with the large women who usually play her in operatic adaptations, have led people to commonly assume she's an unattractive, mannish woman, even though the story actually [[InformedAttribute describes her]] as more akin to the TheLadette trope. Big women (like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfv7POg6deE Frieda Leider]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btc8CWBgRlc Birgit Nilsson]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swTTWurVnKc Jessye Norman]]), however, play her in the operas because they're usually [[AbilityOverAppearance the only ones with the vocal vigor to take on Brünnhilde's role]]. Specifically, singing those long sustained Wagnerian phrases is apt to develop your chest, back and shoulder muscles, making you look more like this even if you aren't fat.[[note]]This happened to Kirsten Flagstad, an active gal who when she first took on the role of Isolde was nonplussed as all her dresses started splitting down the back.[[/note]] "It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings" is likely a reference to Brünnhilde's famous (and memetically [[GlassShatteringSound glass shattering]]) immolation scene in Music/RichardWagner's ''[[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung Götterdämmerung]]'' adaptation of the story, fully capable of making a lesser woman simply collapse under the effort -- in essence, to sing the part of Brünnhilde you have to ''be'' a Brawn Hilda.



* When the UK banned all tobacco advertisements, cigarette manufacturers Lambert and Butler ran their final billboard advert just before the law took effect... [[VisualPun a large woman singing]].
* One dressed in full viking regalia shows up at the end of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iWI5CwlRPY this commercial]] for [=McDonald's=] ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' Happy Meal toys, singing, "What you want is what you get at [=McDonald's=] today!", [=McDonald's'=] slogan at the time.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Mari from ''Anime/ProjectAKo''. Considering she's Kenshiro of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' turned into a HugeSchoolgirl by the most minimal physical alterations (maybe [[BoobsOfSteel not minimal]], but she's ''huge!'') and a uniform.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** We have Boa Marigold of the Kuja Amazons, who, oddly enough, used to be a skinny and conventionally attractive girl, but bulked up using the same methods used by Sumo wrestlers. As a bonus, her hair looks a bit like a {{Valkyries}}' helmet.
** This trope holds for most of the {{Gonk}} type women among the Kuja, however to they themselves it can be considered as an aversion in universe; in the eyes of the Kuja tribe, strength itself ''is'' beauty. Most outsiders will likely disagree, however, with the exception of Boa Hancock, who just so happens to be beautiful in the conventional sense ''and'' the strongest woman on the island.
** Then we have the biggest {{BrawnHilda}} of them all, Big Mom. A pirate who has (almost) always been bigger, stronger, uglier, and meaner than all the rest and who's main concern is eating. She doesn't become one of the Four Emperors for nothing.
* The Alpha Team's housekeeper in ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing''.
* The manga of ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' gives us one particularly badass aunt who is the size of a mountain and strong enough to smash bad guys' heads in by using a rocket launcher as a blunt weapon. She's a heroic protagonist, but really not very good-looking at all.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the {{Gonk}} fetishist has a couple of these in his employ, but the summon spirit Virgo takes the cake; she's approximately the size of a minivan, with a face like a pug that hates everyone in the world, alarmingly out-of-place GirlishPigtails, and such an expansive bosom that [[AbsoluteCleavage her blouse's buttons burst]]. Later, when Lucy makes a contract with her, it turns out she actually can look very attractive if she wants, but she always takes on the form she thinks will please the contract-holder. Contrary to Natsu's observation, [[MusclesAreMeaningless she's not any less powerful in a more compact form.]]
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'':
** Biscuit usually takes the appearance of a [[http://images.wikia.com/hunterxhunter/images/f/f5/Biscuit_2011.png cute young girl]] but her [[http://images.wikia.com/hunterxhunter/images/5/51/Biscuit_Body_Transmutation_2011.png real form is huge, muscular and very manly]]. She's aware of this and hates using her real form.
** There's also Tsubone, one of the Zoldyck family's butlers, who in addition to her build looks much older than Biscuit's true form (Biscuit herself being in her fifties).
* In ''Manga/UbelBlatt'', Lebellont's daughter Supaz is unattractive and brawny (she's larger and chunkier than her brothers) [[spoiler:until her capture, defection to and empowerement by Glenn, which somehow turns her into an AmazonianBeauty]].
* Undine of ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' has this appearance, being noticeably bulkier compared to her fellow Claymores, most of whom look like regularly built (if muscular) young women. It's eventually shown that this is actually a result of shape shifting to create more muscle mass, and Undine's real form makes her one of the frailest Claymores seen.
* Zorin Blitz of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has a tall, androgynous and muscular appearance, as well as more conical like and bulky breasts compared to the other females in the series. Pip Bernadotte calls her an "ugly dike" several times as a insult. Bonus points in that she's from Germany.
* ''Anime/CuteyHoney'': While not foreign, every schoolmate of Honey -- excepting her friend, Natsuko -- are mannish ugly woman that look just like muscular men with breasts and TertiarySexualCharacteristics. They are all portrayed in a negative light due their status as {{Butch|Lesbian}} {{Psycho Lesbian}}s.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Much to the dismay of the men she saves, Big Bertha of the ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers is one of these. Much to her dismay, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} is a fan. She only looks like that when she's using her powers. In civilian mode, she looks like [[http://www.comicvine.com/big-bertha/29-2490/ashley-crawford/108-5355/big_bertha_nelson02/105-620168/ this.]] As of the 2016 ongoing she always looks like that. It's unclear if her base body changed or if she got tired of the incredibly squicky, and possibly painful and unhealthy, transformation process (she had to vomit up the excess bulk) and just decided to remain in her fat and powered form.
* Monstress of the post-''Zero Hour'' ''Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' is a girly-girl type who was accidentally mutated into a tall, stout, and very muscular Brawn Hilda build. The comic refrains from depicting her strength as particularly unattractive--she doesn't humiliate any male teammates and pseudo-{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Element Lad seems to find her appealing - but she's definitely no AmazonianBeauty either. Her personality is largely that of a teenaged ApronMatron. Judging by her original green skin color, the idea seemed to be, "What would ComicBook/SheHulk look like if she actually had a physique like the Hulk?" Later, Element Lad changed her skin color to orange (probably a ShoutOut to [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the Thing)]] and she decided she liked it.
* The Baker Twins in ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' are big, tough and battle-scarred. They tower at least one head height over every other character and are the top enforcers for TheSyndicate. They are never portrayed as "ugly," but are also never portrayed as feminine. An AmazonChaser could definitely go for them, though.
* Bianca Castafiore in the ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' books ("The Milanese Nightingale") is somewhat like this, but [[ShownTheirWork some opera singers are like this in real life.]]
* Stompa of [[ComicBook/NewGods the Female Furies]] certainly qualifies, being stout and mannish but definitely female.
* In ''Comicbook/GoldDigger,'' Gina and Britanny's grandma on their mother's side is a very tall and massively muscled extradimensional warrior woman named Brunhildegard. She's a sweet and doting grandma who can chop an ogre in half without trying too hard.
* Sometime ComicBook/IncredibleHulk adversary Ogress was a frustrated defense attorney exposed to gamma radiation by the Leader. She gained massive super strength, but unlike [[ComicBook/SheHulk that other gamma powered lady lawyer]] did not keep her attractiveness.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In Phil Dunlap's ''ComicStrip/InkPen'', Norse demigod Tyr, himself a big dude, has a wife who positively dwarfs him (we only see a portion of her as she's too big to fit in the strip's panels).
* Helga from ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible''. She also sings when the mood takes her, and her voice can shatter an ''iron goblet''.
* Katrinka in Fontaine Fox's ''Toonerville Folks''.
* Sergeant Louise Lugg from ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' is DistaffCounterpart to Sergeant Orville Snorkel, so what else could she be? She's not foreign, but is blond, obese, physically powerful, aggressive, and foul-mouthed (though often also femininely sensitive in some ironic way). The biggest difference between her and Snorkel is that she's [[AbhorrentAdmirer sexually aggressive]], whereas he's afraid of women.
* The Fat Broad from ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}''

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* One of these appears as a wedding singer in ''WesternAnimation/TheIllusionist''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Pinocchio|1992}}'' (1992), there is a woman like that who picks up the money to enter Mangiafuoco's theater of puppets.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', most of the grown Viking women, even the short ones, have this sort of build. ([[spoiler:Hiccup finds out, for example, that his MissingMom's BreastPlate was ''reforged into two helmets'', just after one was given to him. [[{{Retcon}} Though she's quite slim when she appears in the sequel.]]]])
* Aunt Figg actually dressed up as one for a few seconds during her VillainSong from the infamous 1992 animated film ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' has one straight example, [[BeautyInversion played by Missi Pyle]]. She looks a lot better in the epilogue after losing the unibrow. Also one in a ''girl scouts team''.
* Coach Balbricker in ''Film/{{Porkys}}''
* In ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'', Maid Marion's lady in waiting is an example.
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' parodies Maid Marian's lady in waiting in ''Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves''; she's even named "Broomhilde." Little John, however, ''definitely'' doesn't see her as unattractive...
* The East German Olympic team in ''Film/TopSecret'', based on the real-life [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doping_in_East_Germany Olympic doping scandal.]] (They're depicted by a bunch of male bodybuilders in drag.)
* The woman in the opening scenes of ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''.
* In ''Film/TheFifthElement'', the government's plan to sneak the hero Korben Dallas onto a galactic cruise ship involves passing off one such agent as his wife. Interestingly, it's not the primary reason he turns them down...
* In ''Film/WhatsNewPussycat'', such a woman is married to Viennese psychiatrist Peter Sellers -- she tracks him down to a hotel in full Wagnerian dress to stop his philandering, and appears to be a Freudian nightmare to Woody Allen.
* In ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', the homely sorority that teams up with the nerds includes a very large girl who holds her own in the arm-wrestling contest before being (narrowly) defeated by Ogre, who cries after nearly losing to her.
* The Trunchbull from ''Film/{{Matilda}}''.
* The brief appearance by Helga in ''Film/ShallowHal''.
* A stocky German woman appears in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', who does a fairly good job at distracting her supervisor while Bond helps Koskov defect to the West.[[note]]She's played by the same actor, Julie T. Wallace, who provides the example from ''Film/TheFifthElement''.[[/note]]
* In ''Film/GrownUps 2'', Beefcake Kitty is mocked by others for her muscular physique. There are some jokes implying she has a penis. They're usually made by other characters. But there was one implying she needed a jockstrap. However Marcus seems quite into her, but that was played for laughs couple of times.
* StupidCrooks comedy ''Film/KidnappingGrannyK'' has as one of Granny's friend a giant of a woman, who looks like she might be seven feet tall. The kidnappers hide out at her house, and part of the HappyEnding has one of the kidnappers marry her.
* In ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'', the title character delivers some jabs towards Angel Dust being too masculine, at one point in the trailers even saying that she's "way too much dude for me".

* Eorache of ''Literature/BoredOfTheRings'', as a parody of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Éowyn]], a Germanic warrior-maiden.
* In ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', Vimes' wife sings part of a very famous dwarf opera, at which point Vimes mentions that given a winged helmet and a horse, she'd have no problem ferrying dead warriors off the battlefield.
** Her Brawn Hilda status was established even earlier, in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', when it is mentioned in passing that her proportions were such that ancient cultures would have worshiped her as a fertility goddess. (Look at a [[http://witcombe.sbc.edu/willendorf/willendorfwoman.html Stone Age fertility idol]] and you'll see what we mean.)
*** And, in a true Discworld fashion, it's directly explained as being a descendant of an old family who's aristocratic status dates all the way back to the days when the people on top were the ones who could crack the most skulls.
** There's sort of a stereotype in British literature (but sometimes American works, too) of having a female gym instructor be like this -- in the Literature/{{Discworld}} book ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', the protagonist sees an actual {{valkyrie|s}} whom she imagines as looking like her gym mistress.
* Tisala of the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' series is very tall and muscular for a woman, and not exactly a beauty. For most characters she probably falls into the Brawn Hilda category, though the hero [[AmazonianBeauty finds her attractive]] ''because'' of her strength.(He's not one who feels emasculated easily.)
** In ''Literature/{{Atharon}}'' , the relationship between Nick and Victoria can be explained the same way as above.
* Honoria Glossop, Cora Bellinger ("Pretty massive. In shape, a bit on the lines of the [[http://www.broadwayworld.com/columnpic/RoyalAlbertHall-exterior11.jpg Albert Hall]]"), and Madeleine Bassett's friend Hilda (!) Gudgeon in Creator/PGWodehouse's ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'' stories.
** Wodehouse's description of the Bellinger (in ''Very Good, Jeeves!'') is priceless:
--> ... she proved to be an upstanding light-heavyweight of some thirty summers, with a commanding eye and a square chin which I, personally, would have steered clear of. She seemed to me a good deal like what Cleopatra would have been after going in too freely for the starches and cereals. I don't know why it is, but women who have anything to do with Opera, even if they're only studying for it, always appear to run to surplus poundage ... [she] had sung us a few songs before digging in at the trough, and nobody could have denied that her pipes were in great shape. Plaster was still falling from the ceiling.
* Louise Erdrich's ''Love Medicine''.
* Brienne of Tarth from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is something of a deconstruction of the trope. She's a huge, ugly and tomboyish woman who desperately wants to be a knight, but who constantly suffers for not fitting society's mold. Her IronicNickname is "Brienne the Beauty."
* The sci-fi writer Creator/PoulAnderson wrote a comedic short story entitled "Wherever You Are" in which a woman of this type is stranded among Bug-Eyed Monsters along with a milquetoast man. Ends like you'd expect, but manages to subvert most [=BEM=]-cliches in the process.
* [[SadistTeacher Agatha]] [[DeanBitterman Trunchbull]] from ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' is a hulking, squinty-eyed, downright ''scary'' ex-jock with a [[ChildHater rotten]] [[{{Jerkass}} temper]]. [[spoiler:She probably offed her brother-in-law, too.]]
* The protagonist of Fay Weldon's ''The Life and Loves of a She-Devil'' is this trope for most of the novel.
* There was a kid's novel called ''Fearsome's Hero'' in which the titular "Fearsome" was a sixth-grade girl named Honey, who was bigger and stronger than all the boys in her school, and who had been a bully to the main character, Tully, for several years prior. At the start of the novel, Tully kept her out of trouble with some policemen, and she fell in love with him instead, which was even worse than the bullying.
* Though not foreign, Lieutenant Violette Retancourt, a recurring character of Fred Vargas' crime novels, is positively huge, often described as unattractive (and disliked by some of her fellow policemen solely because of her appearance) and physically stronger than any of the men at the Brigade. While she is not portrayed very sympathetically when she is first introduced in ''Have Mercy On Us All'', the main character, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg]], eventually develops a [[VitriolicBestBuds vitriolic friendship]] with her, and her incredible strength and resilience become essential points in some novels (especially ''This Night's Foul Work'').
* Millicent Bulstrode from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is described as reminding Harry of a picture he'd seen in "Travels with Trolls" and enjoys putting Hermione in headlocks whenever she corners Hermione.
* Henrietta Harcourt, the [=DuCaral=] household cook in ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter]]'', is described as physically massive and she proceeds to haul a wet and shivering Kit and Lori into her kitchen. She also physically took them to the scullery, helped them clean up in an experience Lori likens to "taking a ride in a spin dryer," and drags them into the kitchen to sit and eat while their clothes dry.
* Sookaiya "Soo" Venatosh, a [[PettingZooPeople Binnikod]] mercenary in ''Literature/RieselTalesTwoHunters'', is muscular, heavyset, tall, masculine, and speaks in a deep (but still surprisingly feminine) voice. This is enhanced by how her species is something of a cross between a minotaur (replete with horns) and a collie dog.
* In ''Literature/AHarvestOfWar'' the ''main character'' is this, though it's portrayed more as the effects of age and too much fighting on a former AmazonianBeauty and she's still not completely unattractive.
* Though she's been subject to a good deal of AdaptationalAttractiveness over the years, Madam Thénardier from Literature/LesMiserables is described as large, burly, and physically unattractive in Victor Hugo's original novel.
* Massha from the ''Literature/MythAdventures'' series is big, fat and assertive. A mean-spirited guest at her wedding quips to his companion that the feast won't be over until she sings. Bunny, when hearing this, [[DudeNotFunny goes to have a serious talk with him.]]
* Clarisse from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' also qualifies for this. She is a daughter of Ares, and the children of him are very often muscular, and also stronger than the other demigods, which are already superhuman strong. Most of Ares' daughters are this trope or [[AmazonianBeauty Amazonian Beauty]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Honoria Glossop (Liz Kettle) in the ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'' series based on the Wodehouse stories. She doesn't really look the part, but she has the personality down.
* General Burkhalter's shrewish, controlling widowed sister Gertrude Linkmeyer (played by Kathleen Freeman and Creator/AliceGhostley) in ''Series/HogansHeroes''. She's the only recurring female in the show who isn't conventionally attractive and much comedy is gained from Burkhalter's attempts to marry her off (especially when the target is Klink).
* Parodied as Gretel (Dot Jones) in the bowling episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' .
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
** Dot Jones later deconstructs this role as the football coach Shannon Beiste ("It's French").
** ''Glee'' also gave us [[OneSceneWonder Cameo]] (the scary black girl who punched Holly Holiday's lights out) and Lauren the wrestler; however, with the latter the trope is increasingly subverted as it becomes evident that Puck finds her both her physical strength and her breezy self-confidence very sexy indeed.
--->'''Puck:''' What I like is that you're a girl who's an even bigger badass than I am!
* Hellga in the reboot of ''Series/AmericanGladiators''.
* Brienne of Tarth in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is a towering woman who wants to be a knight, but is generally mocked behind her back by the same men she beats up in tournaments. She is played by 6′3″ StatuesqueStunner Creator/GwendolineChristie.
* Eric considers this as a character option when he disguises himself as a woman on ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''.
--> "My name is Olga Svetlana. I am shotput champion. I don't shave my armpits."
* Eartha Brute in ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego''.
* Grendel in ''Series/DeadGorgeous''.
* {{Series/Miranda}} Hart, who at six-foot-one decided there was only one way to go with what Nature had given her - comedienne and comic actress. Her self-titled TV show depicts her as Literature/BridgetJones Meets Brawn Hilda in contemporary London.
* Private Elsa Bigstern in two episodes of ''Series/AlloAllo''; she's attractive enough, but her height, strength, [[NoIndoorVoice lack of indoor voice]] and dominant personality all match this trope.

* Jim Croce's song "Roller Derby Queen" ([[http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/jim+croce/roller+derby+queen_20071484.html lyrics and a link to a video of him performing it here]]) tells of a man who fell in love with a Brawn Hilda when he saw her on TV in the Roller Derby.
-->''And the roller derby program said\\
that she was built like a 'fridgerator with a head,\\
Her fans call her "Tuffy"\\
But all her buddies called her "Spike"

* This is one of the princesses who need rescuing in ''Pinball/MedievalMadness''.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{GLOW}} Girls Mountain Fiji and Matilda the Hun. Incidentally, this didn't stop Fiji from becoming the [[AccidentalPun biggest]] {{face}} on the show.
* Rhonda Singh - she was trained in Stu Hart's Dungeon and wrestled as Monster Ripper (Wrestling/{{A|merican Wrestling Association}}WA, WWC, Wrestling/{{A|ll Japan Womens Pro Wrestling}}JW) and Bertha Faye (Wrestling/{{W|orldWrestlingFederation}}WF).
* Wrestling/BullNakano, particularly in the WWF, though Wrestling/JerryLawler acted as if [[Wrestling/{{Madusa}} Alundra Blayze]] was the mannish one on commentary. Wrestling/AJAKong more briefly in WWF, though she also served the role in Wrestling/{{CMLL}} and even her native Japan, excepting her role in Wrestling/FightingOperaHustle as Erica. Also Dump Matsumoto when she and Nakano teamed as "The Devils Of Japan" in the USA.
* Wrestling/{{Chyna}}(though she wasn't "foreign" in any sense) - before her makeover and becoming an AmazonianBeauty.
* Nicole Bass, billed as one of the largest and strongest women in the world.
* Asya played this trope straight for the most part. However, since she was popular among Amazon Chasers before ever starting pro wrestling, she wore skimpy outfits and used moves that emphasized her legs, making her a sort of pandering-to-the-base AmazonianBeauty as well.
* [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Jazz]], during her [=WWF/E=] run. In her Wrestling/{{ECW}} run she had a OneOfTheBoys gimmick and was pushed as a face, her attractiveness was never so much as discussed. This was most likely due to how she would probably have beaten the crap out of anyone who said she wasn't attractive (though Wrestling/TommyDreamer got away with it). She did participate in the WWE Divas photo shoots, but was never the star attraction.
* Wrestling/KiaStevens, better known as Awesome Kong (Wrestling/{{TNA}}) and Kharma (WWE). In Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}, she was even billed from Tokyo Japan (where she had resided for a while, but still)
* The already big and bulky Killer Kat gradually came to represent this trope as her career went on, getting baggier ring gear with skull motifs, painting her face and developing a [[SlasherSmile frightening grin]].
* Nyla Rose is another baby face example, as she can be absolutely horrifying. In Valkyrie Women's Pro, for example, she feuded with the HolierThanThou "Top Shelf" Troy Nelson who pegs her as the type of woman who ruins everything.

* This happens a good deal in opera, particularly with ''Heldensopran'' parts, due to the necessity of finding women with sufficient lung power to outsing a 100-piece orchestra without amplification. This is also sometimes done deliberately for comedy effect, as in the part of the Fairy Queen in Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}''. Other common examples include:
** A situation similar to the Wagner example in the main description comes up in productions of Puccini's ''Theatre/{{Turandot}}''. The eponymous princess is supposedly so beautiful, men will risk beheading for her hand in marriage -- and yet, because you need "a silver trumpet instead of vocal cords" for the part, most of the sopranos cast in the role fall squarely in this category: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EI0qzcXMOA Monserrat Caballé]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b7E1q8nVss Gwynneth Jones]]; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ4sAJi4304 Eva Marton]]; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWle3od3BCc Birgit Nilsson]]
* Such a woman is a OneSceneWonder in ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', when she wins second place at the concert and won't get off the stage to keep soaking up applause.
* Fruma Sarah, Lazar Wolf's deceased wife in ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'', is sometimes depicted as one of these.
* Cha-Cha [=DiGregorio=] is intended to be this in the musical ''Theatre/{{Grease}}'', and was usually played by larger women. Some stagings avert this and try to cast more conventionally attractive actresses, due to the popularity of the film version (where she was [[AdaptationalAttractiveness much prettier]]).

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Helga from ''VideoGame/{{Clayfighter}}''.
* A supernatural version appears in ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame.'' And good heavens, her scream ''hurts.''
* The alternate female version of the Vanguard of ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions'' is this. The normal one is large, tall, and has [[StoutStrength a paunch]] while the female version is more or less the same size.
* The first level of ''[[VideoGame/DragonsLair Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp]]'' has Dirk escaping his [[ObnoxiousInLaws mother-in-law]], who comes complete with [[HornyVikings horned helmet]] and RollingPinOfDoom, and is [[MamaBear royally pissed]] about [[DamselInDistress Daphne getting kidnapped again]].
* In ''VideoGame/ExitFate'', the character Brunhild fits this trope for many reasons. She's not fat, but vaguely tomboyish, more resolved than her twin brother and fights more physically-oriented than him.
* Meg, from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'', is indeed strong (according to her father) and heavy-set, but is still just a little girl. She also is drawn to be cute and there are no comments on her appearance in-game, but fandom looks at her size and deems her ugly as sin.
** Averted with Sully in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening.'' She doesn't share many elements of the trope (having a similar figure to many other women), but some of her supports involve her talking about building muscle mass as well as acting in many "Boyish" things. She does however look way more masculine than the other female characters. Her daughter Kjelle is an even greater aversion.
** Sully's [[{{Expy}} predecessor]], Cecile from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem: New Mystery of Emblem]]'' is also boyish to the point she slaps men for telling she should be more girly. Her portrait also looks prideful and masculine.
** Then there is Effie from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', who is very much like Kjelle from ''Awakening'', if she took after Sully a lot more. However, her in-game art [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:Elfie_portrtait.png does not make her look like this trope]].
* They appear a lot in {{Creator/Nitrome}}'s ''Icebreaker'' series as puzzle elements.
* One of the main antagonists in the original ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever''.
* Space Mama from ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}''.
* Hammer in ''VideoGame/FableII''. A female protagonist with a really high Strength will also become this.
* There exists a mod of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' that turns the Heavy [[GenderBender into one of these]].
* Helga from the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series.
** One of a tag team of robot gladiators in the Annihilation Nation arena from RatchetAndClank3
** Not to mention an entire army of enemy Valkyries in ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime A Crack in Time]]''.
* In ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'', Linda the token female mook was a tough mohawked chick with a muscular but mannish build. She became ProgressivelyPrettier to a great degree during the ''Double Dragon''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' {{crossover}} games, though.
* Female super mutants in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series are like this, and sound exactly like the males.
* The ''Franchise/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series has Gretel Grosse in ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'', and Helga von Bulow in ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein''.
* Big Bertha is considered the strongest human in all of Almia in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRanger Shadows of Almia]]''.
* Any Conkeldurr, Machamp or similarly muscular ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' [[PurelyAestheticGender that happens to be female]].
** The Pokemon Jynx appears to be based on this. With her husky, bulky appearance, breast plates and tendency to sing.
* Madame Flurrie from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''. Heck, one of the first moves she knows when she joins your party is Body Slam, where she flies through the air and flops on her target with her massive bulk.
* Sakura Ogami from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' is built like an Olympic body builder, is covered in scars, has a deep gravelly voice and generally looks like she walked out of an episode of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', to the point that her sailor fuku uniform and noticeable breasts (when she's not covering them with a BadassArmFold) are the only major indications that she's actually a girl (Ishimaru mistook her for a guy at one point regardless).
* The Lifeguard from ''VideoGame/CitizensOfEarth'' is a massive, muscular Russian woman. The Vice President expresses disgust at having to receive mouth-to-mouth from her (her breath has the power of granting SuperNotDrowningSkills), and once he gets rid of the GiantSquid that she was concerned about, he talks his way out of a congratulatory kiss.
* Zarya from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is large, broad, and wields a {{BFG}}. That said, some people still find her to be an AmazonianBeauty.
* [[http://baldursgate.wikia.com/wiki/Shar-Teel_Dosan Shar-Teel]] from ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' is a strong warrior woman, blond-haired, more masculine than conventionally attractive, wearing a horned helmet, and with a gruff voice. (Her figure is just the female warrior model's, which is relatively large, but it's not like there's a choice about that in the game anyway.) She shows up looking for men to beat in battle, though you need to beat her instead to get her to join your party.
* In ''VideoGame/RoadRunnersDeathValleyRally'', one dressed in full Viking regalia (including the horned helmet) comes out at the end of each boss level to begin to sing, with Wile E. Coyote [[TalkingWithSigns holding up a sign]] saying, "NOT YET" in the first four levels. [[spoiler:Maybe if he let her sing earlier, she wouldn't have been the ShadowOfImpendingDoom that gives Wile E. his final humiliation in the ending.]]
* In ''VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl'', one dressed in full Viking regalia shows up as a helpful Earthling. For three dollars, she [[DreadfulMusician will kill all onscreen enemies with her voice]].
* ''Psybadek'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWNgfLD6X20#t=0m11s Game Over screen]] depicts a fat opera singer [[HellIsThatNoise screaming bloody murder]].

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* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'':
** [[http://satwcomic.com/iron-lady Lady Germany]] has considerable physical power, a no-nonsense attitude, and, apart from her BoobsOfSteel, is fairly masculine looking, at least for a chibi (she even has facial hair!).
** The hard-drinking, homely KnifeNut Sister Finland also counts as one of the few people who can put her brother in his place has a fierce, aggressive nature, and was even drawn with a more mannish build according to the author.
* Quain'tana of ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' is either this or an AmazonianBeauty, seeing as she's built like a bodybuilder to the point of ViewerGenderConfusion on the part of many readers.
* Sauerkraut of ''Webcomic/TriggerStar'', the party's resident GeniusBruiser. Take the traditional portrayal of Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian. Now add breasts. Suitably big ones. Add a LanternJawOfJustice and you have Sauerkraut.

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* Gully of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has massively overdeveloped musculature as a result of her [[BodyHorror Case 53]] origins, leaving her eight feet tall and near hunchbacked with a severe underbite and her hair in two long braids. Because she doesn't project the clean, heroic image the Protectorate likes to project she's been passed over for several promotions and is understandably bitter.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
** Invoked by Ralph the Guard in an episode. As the "Music/RideOfTheValkyries" plays, he (defending a car from airborne pigeon attack) falls into other cars and debris. He rises... looking a bit more like the page image than you'd want to see in dear Ralph.
** Doctor Scratch-n-Sniff also dates Brawn Hildas.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' Muriel gets mistaken for a {{Valkyrie|s}} by an entire ''race'' of Brünnhilde-esque {{Valkyries}}.
* Creator/{{Disney}}'s UsefulNotes/WorldWarII propaganda film, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQqCeEG5hs0 "Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi"]] (1943) depicts the "Sleeping Beauty", Germany, this way.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', after time traveling into an alternate future where Jimmy is rich, he soon discovers he has a cranky, hideous nanny named "Hilgo".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' episode "To Helga and Back", the main character buys a mail-order girlfriend and gets a beefy European woman who happens to have the same (low-brow) interests as Johnny.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** Millicent the "Slobovian rabbit" in the 1957 short "Rabbit Romeo".
** Averted when Bugs Bunny disguises himself as "Bwunhilde" to fool Elmer Fudd (depicted as the hero Siegfried) in "WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc" (as it was when he had originally dressed as her in "Herr Meets Hare"); his {{valkyrie|s}} is actually quite petite. The ''horse'' more than makes up for it.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' had the Scotsman ask for Jack's help to rescue his kidnapped wife. He talks about her as if she's the daintiest, most beautiful woman on Earth, but when we finally see her in person she turns out to be quite the opposite of that. She's also a [[{{Jerkass}} huge bitch]] who spends the whole time [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike berating the two of them for incompetence]] and even forces the two of them to ''carry'' her because she's too damn lazy to move. When the Scotsman and Jack get attacked on the way out and seem outmatched, they resign themselves to death... and then the leader of the kidnappers [[BerserkButton calls the Scotsman's wife fat]]. She clobbers every last one of them in a violent rage with her bare hands. Unlike most examples, however, her berserk strength ''is'' treated as attractive; Jack's reaction implies he suddenly realizes what the Scotsman sees in her.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** This trope is parodied when Bart's impression of an East German woman (''See'' RealLife'', below'') consists of a fake mustache and saying "Kiss me or I crush you!" in a deep voice.
** Also Lisa's gym teacher Brunella Pommelhorst.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Eva from ''Total Drama Island'' is the strongest chick in the show and is even seen arm wrestling in the opening song; she has a nasty temper and, of course, all of the other characters fear her (except Izzy and possibly Noah).
** ''Revenge of the Island'' brings us Jo, who is the strongest female contestant physically. However, this falls more into InformedAttribute and is PlayedForLaughs. It's pretty obvious to the viewer that she's female. And pretty much everyone else except Lightning, who doesn't get that she's female until she's eliminated.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}':
** Strika from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' looks to be a giant robot version of this, from the two or three minutes we saw of her. She's, er, "big-boned" ''even relative to other Cybertronians''. Not that [[BattleButler Lugnut]] [[MinionShipping seems to mind]].
** Her namesake from ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' has shades of this as well, although the Vehicon generals tend to be less human-like than other installments of the franchise.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBHfvIWRxe4 an]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uktOkpqtL3o episode]] from ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'' ("Beef!"), Princess Candy has eyes for a hunk named Golder the Hot. However, he (and most of the other male villagers) are wooed by [[MeaningfulName Bicepia]] the Warrior Woman, a [[StatuesqueStunner tall]] and [[AmazonianBeauty muscular]] ActionGirl. Seeing that she needs to bulk up if she hopes to snatch away from Bicepia, Candy digests [[AppliedPhlebotinum magic broccoli]] to achieve the same effects, gaining a similar figure and rechristening herself [[ThirdPersonPerson "The Can"]].\\\
While Candy is seen as an AmazonianBeauty at first, she still feels that Bicepia is bigger than her and continues to eat more broccoli. With each and every stalk, Candy grows more and more buff, at the cost of her [[{{Gonk}} beauty]] and [[DumbMuscle brains]] (halfway through the episode, Candy even starts using HulkSpeak). Eventually, everyone is freaked out (''especially'' Golder, who promptly decides to cancel his picnic date with Candy), forcing "The Can" to realize that she was better off as regular ol' Candy, [[AesopAmnesia a moral she quickly forgets]] [[RuleOfFunny seconds afterward]].
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' was actually about Mrs. Beakley being kidnapped by Vikings due to her being dressed up like this while performing at an opera.
* The wife of the [[BarbarianTribe Odifferan]] leader Prince Uncouthma in an ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode; she ''was'' named Brawnhilda (everyone in the series had a PunnyName, after all.)
* In the second episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/GlennMartinDDS Glenn Martin D.D.S.]]'' ("The Grossest Show On Earth"/"Circus"), Jackie Martin befriends the circus strongwoman (herself a shining example of this trope and HuskyRusskie) and decides to take up a training regime. Unbeknown to her, the strongwoman slips in a cheat card: steroids. Thus, when Jackie finishes [[TrainingMontage her very brief workout]], she immediately [[ClarkKentOutfit removes her jacket to reveal]] huge guns and chiseled abs. She still retained her beauty in the facial department (and believed herself to very much be an AmazonianBeauty), but she sported a deepened voice and increased aggressiveness as a result of the roids (at one point, she strips Glenn--who has an OhCrap expression--down to his underwear and then tells him to [[DestructoNookie hang on to the bedpost]] [[BlackComedyRape as she forcibly has sex with him]]). Most characters seemed to ignore her muscularity, but those who didn't always [[LadyLooksLikeADude mistook her for a man]], earning them a punch from an offended, violence-prone Jackie. At the end of the episode, she walks into a men's bathroom and checks herself out, commenting that she's hot, but then two guys mistake her for a guy ''again'', and Jackie finally agrees with their sentiment that she's unattractive. [[TemporaryBulkChange By the next episode, the muscle (and all of the other negative side effects) is gone.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' Big Patty is big and plain-looking with a BigOlUnibrow, speaks in a monotone voice, and always willing to beat up anyone who crosses her.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** Both Muscle Princess and Susan Strong. Both of them are about three times Finn's height and as big across at the shoulders as Finn is tall. Neither one is actually presented as explicitly attractive or ugly, since everyone's pretty cutesy in the show's signature noodle-style. Muscle Princess is particularly proud of her beef; she remarks that her hairstyle is deliberately unflattering so as not to distract from her muscles.
** Muscle Princess seems to be a much straighter example, but Susan strays closer to AmazonianBeauty territory; while Finn doesn't necessarily have an opinion either way on Susan's physique, he does gravitate towards her because Finn believes her to be a human [[LastOfHisKind like him]]. He even blushes at one point during "Beautopia" when she touches his neck and discerns that he has no gills.
* Alice from ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' A slight variation in that she's transsexual.
* Subtly implied by Kronk [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVSnY-90xcA in an episode of]] ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'' ([[Franchise/SpiderMan "The Astonishing Kuzco-Man"]]), where he remarks that Yzma, having used a ray that previously gave Kuzco superpowers (but now set to "Medium") to transform into a muscular (and deeper-voiced) version of herself (now dubbed Yzma Woman), "looks more like Pajama Llama than Kuzco does." That being said, he ''does'' give something resembling a gesture of admiration to her flexing right after, although that could just be Kronk's PunchClockVillain tendencies coming into play.
* Devastation, a ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' villain, is portrayed as a huge, muscular woman on ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
* Doctor Robotnik's mother in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' is clearly one of these. The most effective description of her is "Robotnik, complete with his {{bald|Women}}ness and [[GirlsWithMoustaches moustaches]], but twice as big, and with [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics breasts and dainty eyelashes]], crammed into a pink dress".
* Abby Bominable from ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHigh'' has many aspects of this. She's a yeti transfer student who speaks very succinctly in an accent and has no problem testing her strength against anyone. The only thing keeping it from being complete is the series wide focus on CuteMonsterGirl.