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->''"[[Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice If you prick us, do we not bleed?]] If you challenge us, will we not pwn you? Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go bring some hurt to my ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' multiplayer friends, and after that, maybe I'll go enjoy a spa treatment!"''
-->-- '''[[Series/XPlay Morgan Webb]]'''

To counter the assumption that MostGamersAreMale, stories involving games have a tendency to incorporate at least one female character that is into the same sort of games as the male characters. Going beyond just TokenMinority, this character type has her own genetics that tend to show up more often than not. She's usually very {{tomboy}}ish, but because she is brought in for fanservice, she usually looks exceptionally feminine and well-kempt, she's confrontational, and self-aware of her gender, with the need to mention it more often than she should.

Also common is for this character to have high skill in games, or at least higher than the misogynistic male characters, so she can promptly destroy them. A form of PositiveDiscrimination, it was probably originally meant as a subversion, but has become ''so'' overused that it's now a subversion when the character ''doesn't'' have significantly better than average skill.

Almost guaranteed to show up in a TwoGamersOnACouch series. Compare OtakuSurrogate. Contrast DungeonmastersGirlfriend, NerdNanny.


* A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi4ffgYCMVs commercial]] for the Nintendo 3DS shows a trio of grown men getting soundly beaten in ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'''s online multiplayer mode. As they speculate on who these mystery guys are, we cut to a pair of Japanese schoolgirls, who briefly wonder if they should show mercy on their opponents for once before laughing and returning to their game.
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZRNvI19Lkk this older commercial]] for Honeycomb cereal, a girl called Sarah really gets into her handheld beat-em-up game. So much so that even becoming a Honeycomb craver doesn't stop her from going inside the game and kicking the main baddie's butt ([[LiteralAssKicking literally]] and immediately lampshaded by her) and gouging down all the Honeycomb tokens. When her mom goes upstairs, she finds her daughter still in the game (back in human form) with this to say:
-->'''Sarah''': "Hey mom, got any milk?" (now holding a bowl of cereal)
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCiDfm9i9rQ "Campfire Stories"]], a ''VideoGame/GameOfWarFireAge'' commercial, features four players telling stories about [=TheLegend27=], a legendary player that [[UltimateGamer386 is extremely skilled]] and has never lost. At the end, [[spoiler:it is revealed that [=TheLegend27=] is one of the people shown and is a woman.]]

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Fujiko from ''Manga/SevenSeeds'' spent the majority of her leisure time playing video games before she was chosen for the project.
* ''[[Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay Ano Hana]]'': Naruko "Anaru" Anjou loves playing video games and in fact, she works part time at a video game store and this is reflected in [[CaptainErsatz her looks]], as she identical to [[VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII Jessica Albert]].
* Arisaka of VisualNovel/AoNoKanataFourRhythm plays [[BlandNameProduct the PSQ, the 4DS,]] and even mobile phone games.
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'': Vietnam, the Asian Tomboy, who was shown playing ''Uncharted 3'' on author's blog.
* Kaho in ''Manga/BlendS'' is a compulsive gamer who is highly proficient in many types of console and in arcade games.
* ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'': Sena Kashiwazaki, the beautiful, drop-dead gorgeously sexy school idol, turns out to have a thing for games -- specifically, {{eroge}}s. She invokes VideoGameCaringPotential as her reason.
* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' featured a pair; Rika and Jeri both played the Digimon Card Game. Only Rika fulfilled the skill aspect of this trope.
* While both Kaede and Akina are gamers in their own right, ''Manga/DontBecomeAnOtakuShinozakiSan's'' Micchy is the only one of their group dedicated and CrazyPrepared enough to bring a waterproof handheld game to the pool.
* The ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' manga has Matsuya Misaki, whose interest in games is a shock to most of her male co-workers, except for the other gamer.
* ''EXCITE!'' A {{Hentai}}-doujin, is about a guy who finds out the popular, quiet girl in his school is a gamer chick.
* Gabriel of ''Manga/GabrielDropOut'', becomes this, after coming to Earth to help, only to discover an MMORPG. Next time we see her, she has gone from sweet and proper angel to a rude and sloppy deadbeat gamer.
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' introduces the members of Anteater Team in Episode 10 - [[spoiler:a trio of girls who previously met in [[VideoGame/WorldOfTanks an online tank game]].]]
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' has Yuki Nagato, who at first doesn't even know how to operate a computer mouse, but quickly defeats the Computer Club in an RTS game.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'': [[TheOjou Sanzenin Nagi]] is very much this on top of being a loli {{Tsundere}} and pretty much a {{Hikikomori}} - basically, every waking moment she's not either harassing or fawning over Hayate or trying to draw a manga, she's playing a variety of {{RPG}}s, racing games or fighting games, and is generally uninterested on more "feminine" stuff. She doesn't seem to have as much skill as is the norm for this trope, though.
* Umaru of ''Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan'' is one of Japanese best gamers under the pseudonym U.M.R. Sylphynford Tachibana, Umaru's self-proclaimed rival, also loves videogames, due to mimicking the hobbies of her older brother Alex, and befriends U.M.R. (unaware that she and Umaru are the same person), after "defeating" U.M.R. in the arcade.
* Most of the girls in ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' qualify; the most prominent example is Cuuko, who can almost always be seen with a handheld console and [[ItMakesSenseInContext had to destroy the next-gen system of her dreams]], which left her depressed for a couple of episodes. Mahiro's mother Yoriko is a retro gamer who collects old-school consoles and was chosen to playtest said next-gen console entirely because her reputation preceded her; she's Cuuko's most frequent gaming partner. Nyarko herself does play games, but she's more into anime and {{Toku}}.
* ''LightNovel/KagerouDaze'': [[{{Tsundere}} Takane Enomoto]] of the ''Yuukei Yesterday'' chapters in the manga. She has a fearsome reputation with an online community playing a FPS-style zombie survival game, to the point that when she and Haruka are made to set up a booth for the school festival, they design a game and offer a grand prize to anyone who can beat Takane, [[spoiler:codename Ene]].
* Fujiwara from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' is in the board game club. She doesn't play video games, but that's only because her father forbids her from doing so (she does have ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' on her phone though).
* ''Anime/KemonoFriends'': There's an arcade at the onsen the foxes run, and Red Fox has gotten ''really into them''.
* ''Manga/KoeDeOshigoto'': Kotori, Kanna's friend, is one of these, but doesn't play eroge so she didn't know that Kanna got into voice acting.
* Shuri's younger sister in ''Manga/KomorisanCantDecline'' is always playing video games. She even skips out on going to a festival so she can stay home and play. Their mother is also one, considering she bought a game which neither [[TheAce Shuri]] nor her sister could beat, and she beat it without breaking a sweat.
* ''Manga/KOn'': [[GenkiGirl Ritsu]] and [[TheCaretaker Ui]] played video games during Season 1 when Mio and Mugi were helping Yui cram for her make-up exam, the former because she got bored, the latter presumably to keep company.
%%* ''Anime/LuckyStar'': Kuroi-sensei; ''Konata'' of all people wondered if she [[MustHaveLotsOfFreeTime traded social life for gaming]].
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': In Sound Stage 1, it's mentioned that Nanoha is into and really good at fighting games. [[ActionGirl Makes]] [[LittleMissBadass sense]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Turns out that Evangeline enjoys playing video games... [[NakedPeopleAreFunny while naked]]. Or, at least, she did back in TheEighties. She occasionally references RPG tropes, and implies that she took up gaming as a way to alleviate her boredom being stuck at Mahora.
** [[MetaGuy Chisame]] sometimes speaks in game terms. And later [[spoiler:Poyo Rainyday]] [[IronicEcho replies her in same fashion!]]
'''[[spoiler:Poyo]]''' (completely [[TheComicallySerious deadpan]]): I have a rather high status among [[spoiler:demonfolk]]. Yes, high enough to be "final boss"
* ''Manga/MakenKi'':
** Kimmi's gamer credentials are first revealed during the "Magical Quiz!" contest in chapter 70. Hai explains that her top score [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c070/12.html ranks 2nd at Tenbi]], and would be among the Top 10 nationwide.
** We get to see her room ten chapters later, where the top-right panel of page 24 shows [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c080/24.html she owns a PS3 and a Wii U.]]
* ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'':
** Kobayashi is implied to be one since several consoles can be seen in her apartment in the anime (though she is never shown playing any of them). She also mentioned at one point that she spent most of her childhood playing ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon''.
** Kanna is depicted as one in her spin-off, displaying knowledge of various 80s and 90s arcade games (due to spending time with Fafnir and Takiya), and she pulled off a 19 chain in ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo''.
* ''LightNovel/OnlySenseOnline'': Virtually all female characters are one, since they are all avid players of the titular {{MMORPG}}. Special mention goes to [[TheProtagonist Yun]]'s sisters Myu and Sei, who are so good in the game that they are known by [[RedBaron their nicknames]].
* ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'': Both Kirino and Kuroneko are hardcore gamers. While Kuroneko is very good at many type of games, Kirino only loves {{eroge}}.
* Kurume from ''Manga/{{RaButa}}'' is shown to be highly skilled at playing arcade fighters (to the point that she was ''memorizing hitboxes'' after only a few rounds of a game she'd never played before). In fact, her cameo in ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' states that she occasionally goes the the arcade with her husband and she's a championship level player in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''.
* Moriko from ''Manga/RecoveryOfAnMMOJunkie'' loves her [=MMORPGs=] so much that she quit her stressful office job in order to become a {{NEET}} and play them full-time. Her guildmates Lilac and Himerelda are also played by women (a college student and a housewife respectively).
* Mima from ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' has a game system in her room. We never get to see her use it, though.
* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'', most of the girls are into video games to some extent or another.
** Minako Aino, to the point the Sailor V Game was originally created as a training simulator because initially Artemis couldn't get her to train more traditionally but [[TaughtByTelevision noticed she could easily learn from video games]].
*** Her being a gamer is a plot point in a ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' chapter, as the MonsterOfTheWeek is the main character of a videogame-and that's how Minako stumbles on her.
** Ami Mizuno is actually the supreme player of video games due to her AwesomenessByAnalysis. After seeing the game played once, she could flawlessly memorize and defeat the AI's patterns.
** As for Usagi Tsukino, she loves video games and spends entirely too much time at the Crown Arcade. In her case, however, she's a spectacularly ''bad'' player.
* ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon'': Mafuyu . Apparently writing game walkthroughs is her mission in life or something.
* Eiko from ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume''. And Ika herself to a lesser extent, which of course just creates more tension between the two.
%%* ''Anime/StarshipGirlYamamotoYohko'': Yamamoto Yohko.
* Saiko Yonebayashi from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]''. She spends the first 10 chapters of the series hiding up in her room, playing video games and avoiding work. After she's forced to start participating, she still rambles about video games on a regular basis and utterly demolishes her coworkers when they all play together during the Christmas party.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Genkai. Yes, the OldMaster of Yusuke. She has a lot of free time after all and owns a massive PersonalArcade. Of course, she also uses those games to measure the spiritual potential of those seeking her mentorship.
* Yui Funami from ''Manga/YuruYuri'' occasionally makes mention of some JRPG she likes, and her living room has numerous consoles in it.
* Yuu Kunichika of ''Manga/WorldTrigger''. She keeps various consoles in Tachikawa Unit's Operation Room and even plays with her teammates from time to time, as seen on chapter 109/episode 67, where she and Tachikawa play an unknown game using controllers similar to those of the PlayStation family. In the anime, this is replaced with them playing a Street Fighter II lookalike in Super Famicom-looking console.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''Series/Supergirl2015'' tie-in comic ''The Adventures of Supergirl'', [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} the titular character]] reveals she loves games.
-->'''Supergirl:''' Belinda-the-Bully's surprise uppercut. She'd always use it to beat me on Street Kombat Six. She'd score a T.K.O. every time. I loved that game.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'': Several examples, although these are tabletop gamer chicks rather than electronic ones. Sara is the regular, but others appear - most notably Sheila Horowitz and Patty Gauzweiler.

* If you thought female gamers were never thought as a serious marketing element in the game console department, be ready to get introduced to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casio_Loopy Casio Loopy]], the yet only console to be marketed specifically for a female audience. The most ironic part is that most Gamer Chicks would pick up this console as one of their least favorites, if they even know about it.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Asuka really likes video games. [[AfterTheEnd In spite of living in a devastated world]], Shinji made a special effort to find rare, new video games for [[BrokenBird Asuka]] because he loved seeing her to smile for a change.
-->Her face would sometimes relax, when they sparred in the dojo, or when they were playing one of Asuka’s favorite diversions, video games. She always seemed pleasantly surprised when Shinji would appear with more of the ridiculously rare functioning games for her systems. She always asked him why he spent so much on her toys. He never managed to say to her face that it was all worth it to see that wisp of a smile and hear her calling him ‘baka’ again in that softer voice.
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': Asuka and Hikari like playing games and they often go to a video arcade to play fighting games and shooters. Eventually they get Rei into them, too.
* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'':
** Asuka enjoys playing games. After Third Impact, Shinji often looked for rare games and they played them in co-op mode because it "gave [them] a way to support one another, and [they] very much needed that at the time."
** Ryuko also loves games, although it annoys her that her middle-aged parents are better gamers than her.
* Secondary character Kana in ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'', to the point where she plays the games upside down to challenge herself.

* ''Film/TheGamers 2'': The female newbie on her first session comes up with a feat combo that allows her a crit range of 13-20 with a spear and lets her take an extra attack every time she does. That means 40% of the time, she gets to deal double her normal damage and take an extra attack. Meanwhile, the men in the group are all depicted as a mean group of powergamers, but for some reason, [[FridgeLogic despite being veteran DND players and having played through this campaign twice before, never thought of this combo.]]
** They are powergamers, they just are not any good at it.
*** Or she's dug it out of some third party sourcebook, given that it's not in any of the official ones. Not that we were pathetic enough to scour the 3.5 library from top to bottom hunting for the requisite feats, of course. That would be pathetic.
*** Third party or not, the key could have been her "thinking outside the box" approach to gaming (she's never gamed, so she has a fresh perspective). She plays a warrior-type, but the aforementioned feat combo is based on intelligence and other unconventional feats for fighters to take, so the other players, who typecast a lot (warrior HAS to be big and strong, etc.) never even thought of such a combo, because it is not conventional for a fighter to be anything but a big brute.
** The build turns out to not be as good as it seems; she cuts through low level mooks like paper, but she does very poorly against anything she can't kill with one crit (and the campaign is full of undead enemies immune to critical hits), she has a poor armor rating, and just barely survives taking one hit.
** The third movie, ''Gamers: The Hands of Fate'', gives us a much more cynical example in Natalie. She's one of the top players in her favored game and has won national tournaments, but this hasn't prevented her being the target of blatant misogyny from a small-but-vocal segment of other players. When one of the returning characters gets into the game to try and court her she calls him on fetishizing her as this archetype, knowing absolutely nothing else about her. Oddly enough she's otherwise a completely straight example, far more typical than Joanna in the previous movie.
* ''Film/ICouldNeverBeYourWoman'' has this as a minor plot point. Rosie (Creator/MichellePfeiffer) comes across her daughter, Izzie (Creator/SaoirseRonan), playing ''VideoGame/ApeEscape''. Izzie reveals it's her crush's favorite game, and she's trying to get good at it, so she'll have something in common with him. She's seen playing it several times during the movie, and at the end, when she's sitting with her crush, he asks if she likes games, and if she likes "Ape Escape". She lies and says, "No, but maybe you could teach me."
* ''Film/TheWizard'' had one appear as early as 1989. A bratty tween tomboy (played by Jenny Lewis, [[RetroactiveRecognition who's now the frontwoman]] of the indie band Music/RiloKiley) joins Fred Savage and Withdrawn Kid for their trek to California.
* ''Film/BestPlayer'' has Chris Sanders aka Prodigy, played by Creator/JennetteMcCurdy. She's a serious gamer that she's able to defeat Jerry Trainor's character.
* October in ''Film/StayAlive'' (2006).
* Kirby in ''Film/ProjectX'' is seen beating Costa on the 360.
* The focus of the adult film ''Geek Girls: The Gamers''. To quote a comment on the trailer:
--> "Frankly, after watching the trailer, [[NotDistractedByTheSexy I am disgusted]]. That one lady keeps licking a NES Zapper. Those came out in 1985; it's an antique, damn it. Show some respect."
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' has the "Moppet Girl", a young girl often seen in Litwak's Arcade who serves as the AudienceSurrogate reacting to the events of the film from the point of view of a random player.

* ''Literature/NuklearAge'' Brian Clevinger's novel. Rachel, Atomic Lad's girlfriend, is also a notable example. Mildly subverts the normal gamer chick template in that she is portrayed as being very attractive and feminine, with a wide variety of creative interests and quirky mannerisms. In short, the perfect woman for about 90% of the book's target audience. [[spoiler:Which makes [[MoralEventHorizon what happens to her]] all the more [[PlayerPunch gut-wrenching to witness]].]]
* Played with by Kirsty in ''[[Literature/JohnnyMaxwellTrilogy Only You Can Save Mankind]]''; as the characters are pre-teens attractiveness doesn't enter into it, and while she's ''technically'' better at the game than Johnny, this results in a refusal to acknowledge that TheGameComeToLife isn't going the way it's supposed to.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' S1 Ep07, "The Dumpling Paradox." Penny isn't a gamer chick, but the first time she picks up an Xbox controller for the guys' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' night, she manages to outclass all of them on her first try. And yes, the guys are 30-year-old geeks who play ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' religiously. However, considering Penny's more rounded characterization, this is surely less PositiveDiscrimination and more RuleOfFunny.
** Sheldon clearly doesn't believe in this trope.
--> '''Sheldon''': I don't know how, but she is cheating. Nobody can be that attractive ''and'' this skilled at a video game.
** S2 Ep03, "The Barbarian Sublimation," also has Penny getting addicted to ''VideoGame/AgeOfConan''.
** S6 Ep23, "The Love Spell Potential" has Penny, Amy and Bernadette joining the guys on a game of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' after a trip to Las Vegas falls apart. They approach it as a game of craps.
* ''Series/CSIMiami''. The infamous episode "Urban Hellraisers" (which revolved around a group of gamers going around recreating crimes from the titular ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto GTA]]''-esque game) had this as its final "twist": that the best gamer (and most brutal killer) was a woman, and that she did this both to get attention (!) from the male gamers as well as prove she was "better" than any man.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'': Topher once imprinted Sierra as one of these as part of [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow a "diagnostic"]]. She beat him at a Quasar-style game.
* ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'': Jo, and she takes it very seriously. She ends up ''dislocating Gabe's shoulder'' when she thinks he's cheating at the game they're playing.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Sasha Striker from the episode ''iStage An Intervention''.
* ''Series/KyleXY'': Andi started out as a tough-talking tomboy who Josh first encountered in a Halo-like game. However, her love of video games was barely ever mentioned after her debut episode.
* ''Series/LifeWithDerek'': After spending half the episode complaining about Derek's obsession with a ''Franchise/TombRaider'' expy game, Casey tries it and has fun. Later in the episode, Derek's friend comes over to play it with him in multiplayer mode and is disappointed to find only Casey is home. To which she responds: "You could always play the game with me". She wins many awesome points from the friend when she scores higher then he does.
* ''Series/{{Martin}}'': While it may not involve video games, one episode has the title character so badly hustled by a female pool player that he goes home in his underwear.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': In the 'Fashion Week' episode, a group of fashion models turn out to be gamers, and play the fictional TabletopGame/{{Dungeons and| Dragons}} [[BrandX Gargoyles]] with Justin and Zeke.
* Nico Saiba from ''Series/KamenRiderExAid''. She happens to be a talented gamer just like Emu, as such she became a runner up in a gaming tournament at the age of only 12. She's even gone pro and can make a living on her tournament winnings.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': In the episode "[[ShoutOut The Wrath of Con]]", Veronica disguises herself as an anime geek/gamer in order to track down a group of nerds who are running a [[FourOneNineScam 419 scam]]. She winds up sucking when playing a multiplayer shooter... but this is actually a ruse designed to get the scammer to reveal himself (she repeatedly [[{{Griefer}} team-killed him]] in order to get his attention, the reason why she was doing so poorly).
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Max, Tim [=McGee's=] love interest from the eighth season episode "Kill Screen."
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' when Faith works for [[BigBad The Mayor]] he gives her a Playstation. And no, this wasn't just him being nice: the fact she had some handheld system before and is up to date with popular games confirms she is this trope.
* ''Series/RetroGameMaster'': There has been at least one female AD.
* In one episode of ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', Rocky had a crush on a female classmate who not only ''played'' video games, but ''designed'' one. Unfortunately, after the two collaborated on said game for a class project, [[BigBad King Mondo]] got the idea to steal the program and use it to modify one of his robots. The resulting MonsterOfTheWeek even looked like the robot fighters in the game, even thought that technically didn't make much sense, plot-wise. (The Cogs had built him before Mondo had even known about the game.)
* Another example involving pool, and also a subversion of the "she must always have superior skill" rule: On ''Series/CornerGas'', Emma challenges Hank to a game of pool in order to win back money that Oscar had taken from her purse and used to buy an outboard motor from Hank. Hank starts bragging about his skill at pool, saying it's not really a good idea for her to challenge him and how he'd feel like he was hustling her. So this is where Emma destroys him, right? Nope, one WhipPan later and Emma is begging for BestOutOfInfinity, and Hank just gives her the money out of annoyance so that he can finally go home. Then again, Hank never said that he thought ''women'' were bad at pool, just that he was good. Perhaps if he had, things would have turned out differently.
** Happens to Emma again in "Slow Pitch", where Brent hopes to lure the opposing team into a false sense of security by putting a "feeble old woman" up to bat, only for them to be blown away by Emma's [[NeverMessWithGranny inhuman strength]]. It turns out Emma's experience playing regular baseball has caused her to suffer from CripplingOverspecialization: She's so used to hitting fastballs that she can't hit a slow-moving one and strikes out.
--->'''Opposing Player:''' [[CallBack Why would they put a feeble old woman up to bat?]] That's just cruel.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' Eileen Jacobson becomes one of these in order to facilitate some plots, but never seems to retain it otherwise.
** There were a few instances where Paige, oddly enough, gave off this vibe.
*** In one strip she complains to Roger that Jason is playing an extremely violent game, ''[[VideoGame/PrimalRage Primal]] [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Instinct]]''. Roger first thinks she wants him to tell Jason he's too young for it, but instead Paige demands that he tell Jason to let her play too.
*** Another strip involves her trying Jason's game and being able to get past the boss he'd been [[ThatOneBoss trying to beat for a month]] simply [[SheatheYourSword by walking past him]].
** When Andy complained about the violence in Jason's ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doomathon 2]]'' game, Jason convinced her to try the game herself. Andy becomes so addicted to the game Jason gets rid of it to get his computer back.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/BethPhoenix said she grew up with the Commodore 64, leading her to upgrade to an NES , then to a Super Nintendo, then get a companion systems in the Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, Play Station 2 and Wii(skipping the Game Cube), saying she amassed a "ridiculous" number of video games.
* [[Wrestling/VelvetSky Talia Madison]] cited video games as a way to wind down off road, ''Off Road Challenge'' and ''Time Crisis'' being her favorites when she wanted to go retro.
* Wrestling/{{Kana|koUrai}}, though she's more so a wrestling ''game developer'' (specifically the DS and other handheld devices) and a wrestling advertisement for the X Box.
* Wrestling/MichelleMcCool states that she plays video games with her nephews and trains on the side to beat them.
* Jennifer Blake's a fan of ''Videogame/FireProWrestling'', though her favorite is ''Videogame/FinalFantasy''.
* Wrestling/AJLee from NXT. As a double whammy she loves X-Box and Playstation and put out her gamer tag in a promo.
* Nicole Savoy is known for naming Pokemon after wrestlers she encounters. In the lead up to the Heart Of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} Tournament her strongest monster was Brian Cage.
* Lucha Sister Mia Yim has been seen passing time on arcade cabinets while waiting on Leva Bates. Bates trying to teach Yim ''Fallout'' didn't workout for the best though.
* Wrestling/{{Naomi}} Knight, which isn't too surprising considering her association with Wrestling/TheUsos, though she prefers old school platform games to the brothers' shooters.
* Women Of Wrestling's Armenian Superhero Tatevik's red baron is the "The Gamer" because she's an avid player and likes to strike Videogame/StreetFighter poses...though what she wants to do her opponents can be seen in ''Videogame/MortalKombat''.
* Half of the Ring Warriors Bombshells Tag Team Champions, Solo Darling, sometimes wrestles in a shirt with an eight bit rendition of "game over" on it. She also has a OneUp [[Videogame/SuperMarioBros mushroom]] belt buckle.

* In the "Unstable" set of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', the creature card "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=439458 Spike, Tournament Grinder]]" represents a female Magic player.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Maze Evelyn from ''VideoGame/TheMagicCircle''. She is one of the best players in the original game's online play, and keeps a "Chorus of the Damned" or recordings of players raging when they either lose, or [[IWasBeatenByAGirl realize that she is female]].
* Ritz from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' ''knows'' that people will stereotype her into being [[WomenAreWiser smarter.]] She outright states that she prefers games to books. (Obvious, considering the game is an escapist fantasy based on video games, specifically ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'').
* ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' Yuuko Asahina from the DatingSim is implied to be one. A more straight example is Yumi Saotome.
* Kaguya Houraisan from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' gained notoriety as the "NEET-Hime" (NEET being the originally British acronym that came into Japanese use that functionally means "unemployed slacker" and hime meaning princess... basically a royal that doesn't do anything), and is frequently shown in fanworks as playing video games in her room. There is some justification for that - Kaguya is [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immortal and eternally bored to death]] - but Gensokyo, being rather like medieval Japan, does [[AnachronismStew not have that kind of technology]] (though items from the Outside sometimes wind up in Gensokyo, nobody there knows what they do and there's no electricity to power them). Fan interpretation almost universally assumes she's actually a massive gamer nerd, and often is shown being willing to game anyone in anything better than them if there is a storyline with some character being introduced to video games from the outside world involved.
* [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]], as shown in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom''. As if she didn't have enough kinks as it was...
** And ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'' has her accepting Ryu's challenge in ''Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo''. Unfortunately, we never get to see the result of this battle.
* Tina Armstrong from ''Franchise/DeadOrAlive'', the idealized [[AllAmericanFace All American]] [[EveryoneLovesBlondes Blonde Beauty]], was said to be such in the series debut on Arcades in 1996 on her Character Bio, which stated Video Games being one of her Hobbies; oddly enough it seems to have fell on InformedAttribute due the Console release of the first game erasing the Hobbies Section and since then Tina’s Hobby was never commented upon again, and never shown on-screen to boot.
* Ai from ''VideoGame/NeoGeoBattleColiseum'' not only collects and plays video games, but has attacks themed after various Neo Geo games. Yeah, Neo Geo stuff isn't that popular, but hey, it still counts.
* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** In ''VideoGame/Persona3'', "Maya" from the Hermit Social Link if you play as the male protagonist. She's a girl who he plays a MMO with... [[spoiler:who later turns out to be his homeroom teacher]]. In ''Portable'', the social link is replaced in the female protagonist's route, but she herself might qualify as well--if the player so chooses, she can spend her free time at the arcade, either alone or with a social link such as Junpei.
** ''VideoGame/Persona5'' has Fubata Sakura, a recovering {{Hikikomori}} who's also an avid gamer. Also, party banter in the Mementos dungeon will reveal that Ann Takamaki loves playing games as well (non-smartphone portable ones, according to the artbook).
* Vert from ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}''
** Frankly speaking all the girls from Neptunia can fit this trope. In addition to all being based off of Consoles and gaming companies the cast are all admitted gamers and gaming seems to be the primary past time in their world. Fitting for the world they are in.
* In ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' DLC ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'', Lilith and Tina are big fans of Tabletop [=RPGs=], particularly when compared to the guys. Lilith even claims that as a child, she was [[BullyingADragon bullied for being a Siren]] as well as her love of [[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]. The attitude towards gamer girls is parodied in the sidequest "Fake Gamer Guy" where [[TestosteronePoisoning Mister Torgue]] is accused of not being a true nerd since he's an overly masculine buff guy, to which he repeatedly points out how discriminatory this type of thinking is and how insecure Lilith must be to make such an accusation.
* ''[[Videogame/DeadByDaylight Dead By Daylight]]'' has Feng Min, a professional E-sports gamer who's been taken into the realm of the Entity, forcing her to cooperate with others to live another day.
* D.Va from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. She's a Korean pro gamer who is also part of Korea's [[MiniMecha MEKA troops]]. Somehow, her skills at playing ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' [[IKnowMortalKombat translate into MEKA piloting skills]].
* [[Characters/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirlsPassionType Sana Miyoshi]] from ''VideoGame/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls'' is the Idolmaster series' resident gamer chick. She's so enthusiastic about videogames that she would actually like to wear [[Main/ChainmailBikini bikini armor]].
* Neko#ΦωΦ, one of the main characters of ''VideoGame/CytusII''. She runs a gaming stream, and many of her iM posts are recaps of her streams where she plays with her fans. Unlike most examples of this trope, however, she isn't very good at most of the games she plays.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''Kagetsu Tohya'', the sequel fandisc to ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. In an optional scene, it is revealed that [[StepfordSmiler Kohaku]] is an avid gamer and capable of kicking Shiki's butt in every genre they play.
* Rin "Akihabara no Hondala" Watanabe appears at the arcade in ''Runaway City'' playing ''Virtual Ninja'', and appears at the arcade in ''Season of the Sakura'' playing ''Virtual Ninja 2''.
* In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', Chiaki Nanami's title is the Ultimate Gamer. She's often found playing video games at the game machines in Hotel Mirai, and cracks a few references to other video games from time to time.
** In the [[VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} original's]] UpdatedReRelease, Junko Enoshima will note that she's a fan of FPS games in School Mode (a rarity, given that FPS games are less prevalent in Japan). In fact, she's the only female character that Naegi will make comments about the (lack of) video games to. [[spoiler:In hindsight, "Junko Enoshima" being the Ultimate Soldier Mukuro Ikusaba helps explain her love of the genre.]]
* Augustine in ''VisualNovel/FleuretBlanc'', though the story never draws attention to her gender in this regard. She is highly skilled and competitive, and her obsession with virtual achievements ties into the CentralTheme of materialism.
** You can also chat with her about "gamer talk"; this serves as something of a HintSystem on some of the more obscure game mechanics, as the games she talks about are [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall very obviously references to Fleuret Blanc itself]].
* In ''VisualNovel/OneNightStand'', Robin is implied to be this, as you can find gaming magazines while exploring her room.

* ''Webcomic/{{Cheer}}'' Lita differs from the stereotype in that she's a highly competitive D&D fanatic ''cheerleader'' who actually glories in being a girl because it allows her to use her "feminine wiles" to [[http://web.archive.org/web/20150325055940/http://www.cheercomic.com/?date=2008-03-14 manipulate her]] [[http://web.archive.org/web/20150325042105/http://www.cheercomic.com/?date=2008-03-18 fellow gamers]].
* Erin from ''Webcomic/CriticalMiss''. Played with, in that she's not particularly attractive, feminine, and has almost no social life; the only people she talks to are a few of her co workers and her own psychotic hallucinations, so while she's female and plays games, she doesn't fit the "hot girl with plastic" stereotype. She's just as socially awkward as the male stereotype.
* In ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel,'' Lilah fits this perfectly. The more stereotypically extreme traits have been softened over time, at least, but she's still a tomboy (her father even mentions this in the polite way), still highly confrontational, and still self-aware of being female on the tournament level. She even regularly defeats Ethan at several games.
* ''Webcomic/{{Enjuhneer}}'' has a plethora of [[GamerChick Gamer Chick]]s running around.
* "''[[http://fanboys-online.com/ Fanboys]]''" has Sylvia.
* ''Webcomic/FiveColorControl'' has Jules. When she beats Elf Kid in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', he assumes she must be a guy after all, because girls don't play ''Magic''.
* The webcomic ''Webcomic/GamerChicks'' is all about this trope, if you couldn't figure it out from the title.
* ''Webcomic/GarnetAndGure'' is something of an inversion. Though there is little evidence regarding the actual skill of the titular gamer girl, she often acts as a noobish foil to her traditionalist roommate. Any evocation of her sexuality is met with comically inversive results as well, notably in [[http://www.bonedragoncomics.com/html/garnet_and_gure_50.html this strip]].
* ''Webcomic/GenderSwapped'' Eddy sort of plays with this trope a little bit. Formally a girl, 'she' is the best gamer in the comic. Another good example would be Morgan. A video game tournament in book 2 showcased a number of other gamer girls, the number of which, actually exceeded the males
** In fact, [[spoiler: every round of the tournament was won by a girl]]
* ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' Ki and Sharon.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** Latula plays this completely straight. [[http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/gamegrl-original-1993-mix Her character theme]] is more of a parody of the concept.
** Roxy is also this in the RetroGaming sense. [[spoiler:In which said RetroGaming also includes games for the Wii, since she's from the future]].
* ''Loaded Dice'' Amy is an [[http://www.rdinn.com/comic.php?comicid=52 excellent example]] of a tabletop RPG gamer chick.
* ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' Jodie.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' webcomic ''Webcomic/UGMadness'', Erin fits the mold, and has a strong urge to prove herself as a result.
* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' Miho has some elements of this (amongst a ton of others), but she plays male characters and her staggering gaming prowess is due much in part to lying, cheating, backstabbing her party members, and [[MundaneUtility misuse of her powers and knowledge to this effect]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' Parodied when Dave's tabletop gaming buddies treat him differently after his GenderBender.
* The ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido'' bonus strips which [[{{Mundanization}} bring the characters into the modern day]], RebelliousPrincess Ino becomes one of these.
* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' Even though it avoided this trope for years, they still played with it in the form of Annarchy (who is partially based on a real person). Even her introduction is memorable ([[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/01/31/ "No, on the Famicom. In the original Japanese."]]).
** Gabe's wife Kara, however, only fits the trope in comparison to Tycho's wife Brenna.
* ''[[StealthParody Powerup Comics]]'' Alix.
* ''Webcomic/PvP'' Marcy is a pretty cookie-cutter example. The same webcomic averts this trope with Jade, who both acts like a normal woman and isn't portrayed as being any more skilled at {{MMORPG}}s (which, interestingly enough, actually is one of the most popular genres amongst women) than an average person.
* ''Webcomic/{{Slackerz}}'' Parodied. As they make a strip parodying gamer comics with one girl that's constantly complaining that the fact that she's a gamer does not make solid grounds for a relationship with a horribly incompetent male gamer.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Gwynn has moments like this. It's not a major aspect, but there have been a couple sub-plots concerning her hogging the video game consoles and (along with Torg and Riff) becoming addicted to Fashion Rancher, a simulation game about being a supermodel's manager.
** Zoe also; though she took the piss during the beginning of Years of Yarncraft, she rebounded into an avid player.
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' [=PeeJee=] with tabletop gaming. The Redneck Trees were '''her''' idea.
** Note that [=PeeJee=] is not a better gamer, although she is the GM more often than anyone else.
* ''Webcomic/VGCats'' Aeris, although at least she has some {{fangirl}} traits to balance this out. The comic also parodied this character type in one strip.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' Grace is this with [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-03-01 pc]], [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-03-24 console]] and [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-07 hand held]] games.
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' introduces Jigsaw's sister, Sudoku, by having her complain about her parents throwing her "off her rythym" by pausing her game in the middle of a boss fight to watch the reality show. Granted, she doesn't know Jigsaw's on there (just Daisy), but it doesn't matter because nobody's going to die in the first episode ''anyway''...
* Main character Italy Ishida of ''Webcomic/TheLounge''.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has Marigold Farmer. Unusually, it is ''not'' a gaming webcomic and part of Marigold's CharacterDevelopment is learning to come out of her shell. There ''is'' mention of girls who make a big deal out of being female ''World of Warcraft'' players, though.
* ''[[http://thewretchedoneswebcomic.com/ The Wretched Ones]]'' features Yayne, who references and is seen playing video games in her underwear.
** Kazuko, the younger sister of Gamer Guy Charlie, has been seen playing online with both him and Yayne. In extra art posted by the author, it shows that while playing Five Nights at Freddy's 2, she got all 3 stars in the time it took John and Charlie to survive to night 4.
* ''Webcomic/{{Tripp}}'': Sam loves to beat Tripp at Mario Kart. She even shows off her new Elder Scrolls tattoo in an early strip.
* ''Webcomic/LeftoverSoup'' gives us Ellen and her entire tabletop gaming group -- Max, Lily, Gina, and Nicole. Ellen herself is also an avid ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' player, one of the first things we learn about her.
* Ye Thuza from ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'' initially bonded with her husband by playing ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. She even named her kids Cloud and Yuna.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Wiki/TvTropes itself has quite a number of examples.
* ''WebVideo/TheGuild'': Tinkerballa . Although she's slightly more feminine, she's even more confrontational. And there are two other, non-stereotypical females to balance it out.
** Creator/FeliciaDay claims she got a lot of criticism for having not one, not two but three female gamers on her show, despite the numerous female MMO players.
** There's also Riley, better known as Stupid Tall Hot Girl, an {{FPS}} girl that shows up at the end of the second season. She's a lot more tomboyish than the MMO women and fits the trope much better.
** And [[NoNameGiven Venom]], the only female member of rival guild Axis of Anarchy. Confrontational is an understatement, although it's not her gender that she mentions all the time - it's her wheelchair.
* Some of the members of the ''LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}}'', including LetsPlay/HannahRutherford, LetsPlay/KimRichards and LetsPlay/ZoeyProasheck, are females.
* ''TheOnlineGamer'' Becca definitely counts. She got into an irl FlameWar at dinner and used a mixture of horror and ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' terminology to insult her boyfriend. see it here at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqxZitukVc&feature=channel]]
* ''WebVideo/PurePwnage'' Anastasia is a ''VideoGame/WorldofWarcraft'' player who at the start of the series is a fairly casual gamer but becomes increasingly more and more of a [[strike:harcore gamer]] hopeless social-networking-site-with-graphics addict as the show progresses.
* [=TheGameStation=] (now Creator/{{Polaris}}) has surprisingly many female gamers, i.e. ''WebVideo/PressHeartToContinue''.
* [[WebVideo/HeyAshWhatchaPlayin Ashly Burch]].
* Of Tracer's team in ''Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'', Audrey the [[FanonPokedex/{{Riolu}} Lucario]] merits a mention, as a very avid gamer, and pretty capable given the limitations of her physiology, playing games like the [[LawyerFriendlyCameo in-universe analogue of]] ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''. Then there is also her teammate Teala the Druddigon, as much as a chick, not as much as a gamer.
* In season 2 of ''WebVideo/BiteMe'', Shawna becomes one after Greg introduces her to ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations''.
* Sofie Liv of WebVideo/MovieDorkness has always played games, (Especially Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda and VideoGame/ProfessorLayton) seems to slowly be turning into a full-fledged gamer girl as evidenced by the inception of "The Positive Gamer Woman" and her review of ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni''.
* A Website/FourChan-made chart of the different types of gamers actually makes a point of distinguishing between the "real" female gamers who actually enjoy playing games and the "fake" ones who only do it to have armies of [[NerdsAreVirgins desperate male nerds]]/white knights give them attention and worship them. See if you can spot the difference:
-->'''The GURL Gamer:''' That's right, I'm a '''GURL, AND''' I play games!\\
'''The Gamer Girl:''' Hey guys, what game are you playing?
** However most people consider this a DiscreditedTrope due to some people online take this even further by basically implying that it's impossible to be both an attractive woman and a geek (for example, [[http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2012/12/04/717/ comic book writer Tony Harris got in trouble for perpetuating this]]) including arguments that the trope is basically one big excuse to partake in SlutShaming, and if they don't just label all women as this altogether, the only real geek girls are [[RealWomenDontWearDresses homely tomboys]] Plus considering how 4Chan [[HeManWomanHater has a pretty notorious track record with women to begin with]], many people outside the community don't take this seriously anyway (or at the very least that fake geek girls are the exception rather than the rule).
** On the topic of 4chan, the character Vivian James, who originated from 4chan and is the mascot of [[ScandalGate something that shall not be named on this wiki]], is not merely just a dedicated gamer, but a BasementDweller who [[{{Hikikomori}} never leaves her house]].
* Button's Mom from ''WebAnimation/ButtonsAdventures'' was apparently this in her youth, since she has an old gaming machine with a game that resembles ''{{VideoGame/Pong}}'' and can understand the ConLang that Button speaks. She's evidently where Button gets his love of video games from.
* WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay's Best Friend Zaibatsu makes repeated references to someone called "Dork Girl" but she has yet to be really seen. Some girls also play with Matt and Pat in some of their videos but they don't talk much.
* ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'': Lust (no relation to the Homunculus from ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'') is very good at video games. In fact, Krissy, a skilled gamer himself, has complimented her skill a few times.
* ''Creator/RoosterTeeth'' has Lindsay Jones, who primarily acts as the voice of [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Ruby Rose]], but has gotten involved in Creator/AchievementHunter's VS series. She's proven herself to be a worthy competitor as well.
* Zig-zagged by Ralphie/Gamer Girl in the {{Superhero}} WebSerialNovel ''{{Literature/Gamer Girl|2016}}''. Though she's a classic tomboy who excels at gaming (almost breaking a world record at ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' at the beginning of the serial) as well as a video game-themed superheroine, she's neither conventionally attractive or particularly self-aware of her gender. Being a geeky, socially awkward teenager [[MurderSimulator with an enthusiasm for violence]] and only one friend at school, she's more of a [[GenderInvertedTrope gender inversion]] of the stereotypical male gamer.
* Carly Parker, host and narrator of ''Podcast/{{RABBITS}}'', in regards to games from the 1980s. One of her fonder childhood memories was playing ''Centipede'' on a stand up arcade cabinet owned by her best friend's family. When she goes to a bar to see a contact for her investigation, she notes the working games present, ''Robotron'' and ''Missile Command'', and admits in her narration that, despite what she was there for, she really wanted to play.
* Most of the women connected with ''LetsPlay/YoVideoGames'' qualify; most prominent is Max's wife Jessica, who's fond of puzzle games (in fact, Max did a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFcuerJbDgg Boss Rage video]] for ''Puyo Puyo Tetris'' where Jessica herself was the "boss") and adventure games (her all-time favorite is probably ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest''), but she's also willing to throw down in ''Mario Party'' and ''Smash Bros.''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCItnkaVIsF_Uqpq3K7IvJzQ SupaPixelGirl]] occasionally references the trope, generally to mock the idea that any female gamer must actually be pretending to like games for attention (i. e., the "fake gamer girl" concept).
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Whitney is particularly fond of ''VideoGame/{{Pilotwings}}''
** Not to the extent of Whitney, but Martha is familiar enough with games that she knows about the trouble the Ice-type has in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': Maxine (Max) Gibson. She's featured in a lot of the video game based eps and in one ep she gains a StalkerWithACrush when she beats him at an action/adventure game.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Sam(antha) played this trope rather straight with Danny and Tucker uncharacteristically assuming Sam isn't a savvy gamer until she proved otherwise, and Danny even takes a shot at her about it ''afterward''.
** Also Sam said that all the girls who play the game as well are better than any boy playing.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': The episode, "The Boy Who Would Be Queen" revealed Trixie Tang's secretly a {{Tomboy}} who was both one of these and an OtakuSurrogate. This was a CompressedVice and never brought up again.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': [[CreepyChild Gaz]]. Getting between her and her games is her BerserkButton.
* Spinelli from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' can be seen playing video games in some episodes, particularly when they're outside of school.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' loves video games, especially an arcade game called "Crunch Pod".
* Lor from ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' often competes with Tino and Carver at the arcade, and she usually beats them.
* Numbuh Three was able to beat Numbuh Four at video games in at least one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. What made the scene hilarious is the fact that Numbuh Four is the BloodKnight of the team, while Numbuh Three can usually manage little more than a GenkiGirl unless you make her angry.
* [[{{Tsundere}} Kimiko Tohomiko]] from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' is shown to be this--although it could be justified in that her dad, Toshiro, is the owner/operator of the biggest electronics company in all of Asia, and Kimiko even said that he's gotten her pretty much every single electronic plaything there is. An interest in videogames is one of the main things that she has in common with [[ImpliedLoveInterest Raimundo]] [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Pedrosa]]--their favorite videogame appears to be a [[FictionalVideoGame franchise called "Goo Zombies."]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* One ''Magazine/ElectronicGamingMonthly'' (EGM) article interviewed a teen girl who was a hardcore ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' player and she mentions how the guys at a tourney would always assume she wasn't good just because she was a girl and some would even go a little easy on her, thinking they would still win, only to go home with their tails between their legs when she beat them in the game.
* A notorious example of harassment in the ''Videogame/{{Quake}}'' community was [[http://www.salon.com/1998/06/08/feature_310/ Hellkitten]], who also happened to be a model in real life. Once she made her presence known by posting her own pictures on her website, attacks came in, ranging from defacing her website, spam mails, and being sent scare pictures, such as those of her face spliced to nude females, but the worst was a picture of a mutilated dog (which absolutely frightened her because she was an [[FriendToAllLivingThings animal lover]]).
* The aforementioned [[Series/XPlay Morgan Webb]] (also known as the "Gaming Goddess"), co-host of ''Series/XPlay'' and source of the page quote. Since the show's premiere fans have continuously accused her of being chosen just to be eye candy and not really being a gaming fan.
** There was a different female co-host during the early days of ''ExtendedPlay,'' but [[HollywoodHomely for some reason nobody seems to remember her.]] Kate Botello was the second female host, heading to 'Extended Play' after she left 'The Screen Savers'. The first host of the show was Lauren Fielder, back when it was Gamespot TV.
%% * IGN's Jessica Chobot.
* Adult film starlet and top ''Unreal Tournament'' amateur player Jessica "Asia Carrera" Steinhauser.
* A study has shown that the girls tend to be better at certain games than the guys (though the reverse is also true). Something about having better hand eye co-ordination and having more dexterous fingers (for girls) and better 3d and abstract thinking (for guys).
** OlderThanTheNES. One segment of Creator/VH1's ''I Love The 70s'' discussed the introduction of Pong, and how some women proved to be so good at it that they'd scam unsuspecting men in bars, betting hard cash that they could beat the guys at this Ur-arcade game.
* Former ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' tournament pro "killcreek" ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Case Stevana "Stevie" Case]]) famous for humiliating Creator/JohnRomero at [=QuakeCon=], by [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame beating him at the game he designed]].
** Actually, what made her famous was becoming Romero's [[http://www.javno.com/en/foto.php?id=22&rbr=7720&idrf=371424 hot]] [[http://www.javno.com/en/foto.php?id=22&rbr=7720&idrf=371430 girlfriend]] after that. After they broke up, he found himself another gamer chick: in early 2004, he married Raluca Alexandra Pleşca, a fan from Romania, whom he met by email. (You could say "chick" in more than one sense: she's 18 years his junior.)
* The Australian video game show ''Series/GoodGame'' on ABC (publically funded) has drawn a lot of flak for replacing one of their hosts, experienced gamer Junglist with girl-gamer Hex. ABC actually stated that the reason for Junglist's replacement was for broader mass appeal.
** The flak is mostly because they simply introduced Hex and went on, not even referencing the fact that Junglist was gone is what rubbed most fans the wrong way. He'd been on it since it started and now they act like he was never there.
** The show also has Rei, who was on before Hex came along. She does segments about the topical element of gaming culture such as "Art in Games" and the UsefulNotes/ChildsPlay charity.
* Creator/FeliciaDay. She even writes and stars in a web series [[WebVideo/TheGuild about gamers]].
* The Frag Dolls, a FPS tournament team sponsored by Creator/{{Ubisoft}}. They are reportedly terrible gamers, but very pretty.
* Korean ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' tournament queen Tossgirl. Gamer girls seem to be a bit more common and respected there than in other countries, but then again their national sport is more or less ''[=StarCraft=]''...
** Team [=SlayerS=], pet project of legendary 'Father of Competitive RTS Gaming' Lim Yo Hwan, has a female manager. She has recently begun an effort to improve the position of females in ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' by recruiting more girls. Reactions have been mixed so far due to her stating that looks are one of her criteria but the most prominent new addition [=SlayerS_Eve=] has achieved some success.
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheEcstacy TheEcstacy]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZjLUIfYppE TipperQueen]], who participated in a number of pro competitions, such as a VideoGame/GuitarHero 3 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BaBrvgmhvQ tournament]].
* Creator/MilaKunis (Jackie from ''Series/That70sShow'') is a former ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' player. In one interview, she claims to be a completely different person when she plays.
* Former supermodel Paulina Porizkova stated in an issue of Family Circle that she and her kids are huge fans of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
* Lisa Foiles. Former ''Series/AllThat'' cast member. Current [[http://kotaku.com/5466983/lisa-foiles-bio Kotaku columnist]] and [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/top-5-with-lisa-foiles Escapist contributor]], ''WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow'' reviewer, and ''[[http://www.loadsavepoint.com/ Save Point]]'' editor-in-chief.
%% * Lydia Winters, aka [[http://www.minecraftchick.com/ MinecraftChick]].
* According to Series/TheColbertReport, 40% of gamers are women, and 94% of girls under 18 play games. Those are, presumably, based on US estimates, rather than international. They also lampshade the GIRL aspect in the interview.
* There are several demotivator posters with this theme, such as a bunch of skimpily-dressed women excitedly playing with an (unplugged) Xbox, or one with a 12th-place ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' screen despite the system containing a Zelda cartridge.
* Nintendolife introduced us to [[http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/02/ninterview_heather_miss_gamer_girl_cascioli Heather "Miss Gamer Girl" Cascioli.]] The posters in her room feature such games as ''Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts 3D, Battlefield, Brink'' and ''Mass Effect 3''. And she owns a UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy!
* Female producers in hip-hop tend to face similar stereotypes, stigmas, and fetishizations (the most well known example probably being Music/{{OFWGKTA}}'s Syd tha Kydd).
* There are a good deal of female Let's Players around Website/YouTube, including LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}}, LetsPlay/MasaeAnela, [[LetsPlay/StephenPlays Mallory from StephenPlays]], LetsPlay/{{Donnabellez}} and LetsPlay/{{Mangaminx}}. All are skilled gamers in their own right.
** Youtube also hosts several female internet personalities that also happen to focus on games (in particular VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends). Some include [[http://www.youtube.com/user/sweetiebutt Natsumii]] and WebVideo/LilyPichu (the latter is also noted for having a real life {{Moe}} voice)
* Music/{{LIGHTS}}. Her game of choice is ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', to the point where some of her songs (most notably "Lions") actually contain ''World of Warcraft'' references.
* Aisha Tyler(of ''24'' & ''CSI'') once grew so annoyed at people decrying gamer chicks that she posted a [[https://www.facebook.com/notes/aisha-tyler/dear-gamers/10151040991508993 lengthy rant on her Facebook page.]]
* Professional Wrestlers [[Wrestling/BellaTwins Nikki Bella]], Wrestling/VelvetSky and Wrestling/TheaTrinidad, as well as former wrestler Wrestling/AJLee.
* [[http://www.pcgamer.com/teenage-overwatch-player-accused-of-cheating-proves-shes-just-that-good-with-zarya/ Geguri]], who may as well be a real life edition of [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} D. Va]], is an actually very good and talented player of Overwatch maining Zarya. Unfortunately, she was accused of cheating and hacking by some pro players, who boasted that if not proven true, they will quit, and even got death threats. Blizzard Korea did their best to prove that she was a honest player, but that apparently wasn't enough for Geguri, so she went straight to the Blizzard Korean branch, streamed her gameplay for one hour for everyone to see that she's not cheating. Everyone believed in her skills, and those detractors owed up their words: They quit the game.
* Creator/RitaGamer is a very good ''Videogame/WorldOfTanks'' player who streams her gameplay three times a week.
* Voice actress Creator/AiNonaka is a prominent Creator/{{Nintendo}} games player who streams her gameplays in her official Website/YouTube channel. The games she plays include ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'', ''VideoGame/ExciteBike'', ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'' and several classic Nintendo titles.