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[[caption-width-right:240:Cute, cuddly, and looks great with her [[HappyHolidaysDress holiday dress]].]]

If you want to give a female character an air of youthful femininity, give her some stuffed animals that she keeps in her room or carries around. Dolls simply won't do, it has to be stuffed animals. Anything from Teddy Bears to [[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies Plushies]] will help make it clear that even if this character is a woman, she's young at heart.

Although that also means immature in a lot of cases. In fiction, it's often the most girlie or bratty female that still has them. In RealLife Japan, some women carry them around to try to remain {{Kawaiiko}} for fear of becoming a ChristmasCake.

Often the animals are carried around constantly, even to the point of being a SecurityBlanket. Other times the stuffed toy will get dropped in an EmpathyDollShot. A girl who's still young enough to be in the PrincessPhase will have a court full of them.

'''Note that this trope is AlwaysFemale. Guys having stuffed animals past a certain age would fall under other tropes, such as RealMenWearPink and EverythingsBetterWithPlushies.'''

Women wanting to act mature, of course, will not have any, unless she's NotSoAboveItAll and has some hidden away.

The main character of any MagicalGirl show is quite likely to have some in her room more than the other characters. If she has a MentorMascot, that character will often be disguised as one.

Not an infrequent feature of works relying on MarsAndVenusGenderContrast.

A CreepyChild will, of course, have [[CreepyDoll a creepy animal]] or [[MyLittlePanzer a dangerous one]].

Compare AllGirlsLikePonies, AllWomenLoveShoes, PinkMeansFeminine.



* The "Love's Baby Soft" ad, which [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=p8mm098aablzckupwplr7r1t was shown]] in both the FilleFatale and SickAndWrong trope pages.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Rebecca of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has a bear. ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' has it become evil. Note that from her second appearance onward, she's ditched her "cutesy little girl" image, so Teddy is nowhere to be seen. Téa even lampshades the change in the dub.
* Mayu Miyuki's dad bought into this idea in ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''... she didn't (except for the one).
* Before the TimeSkip, Darry from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is never seen without her stuffed rabbit.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': The one time we're allowed to see her room, it's revealed that [[HugeSchoolgirl Sakaki]] has a collection of stuffed animals, a music box, and cat posters. Though her friends at school are clueless about her love for cute objects, since they never get to see it and [[ShrinkingViolet she's too shy]] to tell them.
* Despite being a serious DarkActionGirl who nearly kills the protagonists, Lorelei of the ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga has a room full of cute Pokémon plushies.
** Like in the games, Lillie in [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime]] owns a Clefairy doll. [[spoiler:She even takes it to Ultra Space with her, where it's used to help her mom's Clefable (who also had a fondness for the plushie) regain its senses.]]
* Nodoka from ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' keeps a stuffed penguin around as a SecurityBlanket.
* Kaede Sakura from ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'' fits this trope, even if the stuffed animals she collects appear to have committed suicide. Her dedication to the brand goes well beyond just the stuffed animals, as she also has pajamas and other assorted goodies that bear the disturbing creatures.
* As one of many break-the-ice gestures, [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Vita]] of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' received a bunny plushie from her master Hayate that she treasures quite a bit and whose likeness is emblazoned on her NiceHat. Vivio, meanwhile, is rarely seen without a bunny plushie (save for her stint as a DamselInDistress), especially now that one of them serves as her TransformationTrinket.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' Izumi has lots of stuffed animals kept around her room. [[spoiler: Though it's not put in a prominent position, the stuffed animal that Hayate saved from a dog ten years ago is still kept around in its ragged condition. It's hinted that this is what reminds Izumi about her childhood promise.]]
** Chiharu is also shown to have a varied collection [[spoiler: before her house is set [[http://img-a.onemanga.com/mangas/00000057/000330422/05.jpg ablaze]] by her parents' attempt at their next job.]]
* In ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', Triela collects stuffed bears. Plays with the trope because Triela is the most grown-up of the child cyborg assassins (into her teens). At first she is dismissive of them (since they show that her handler really doesn't understand that she's growing up). Later they become something of a touchstone for her.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' inverts this trope. Two of the male members still cling to prized stuffed animals (Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka even makes his stuffed rabbit Usa-chan an integral part of his host club persona) while the resolutely practical female protagonist Haruhi has no time for such childish things.
* Another male example is Dr. Ni Jianyi of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', who carries around a stuffed rabbit doll at all times [[spoiler: which is later revealed to be a ChekhovsGun.]]
* [[{{Transgender}} Grell Sutcliff]] of the ''Manga/BlackButler'' series could also qualify, as she is often depicted in {{Splash|Panel}} [[http://static.minitokyo.net/view/32/11/485582.jpg Pages]] holding a CreepyDoll version of [[FoeYay Sebastian]]. This is taken further in the second season of the anime, wherein Grell is shown holding a Sebastian plush which she kisses before placing among doll versions of Ciel and Alois. She then proceeds to viciously destroy the latter dolls with her chainsaw "scythe."
* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'''s Karasuma Himeka has a stuffed rabbit toy she usually carries around with her. Karin herself has some [[http://www.onemanga.com/Kamichama_Karin/25/11/ rather unnerving]] stuffed.... ''things'' lurking at the back of her closet....
* Naru from ''Manga/LoveHina'' keeps a doll of Liddo-kun (a show that she watched when she was younger) over the hole between her room and Keitaro's. [[spoiler: It later turned out that Mutsumi gave it to her so she wouldn't forget her ChildhoodMarriagePromise with Keitaro.]]
* In the early-chapters of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi ventures to the lair of Evangeline, an ancient Vampire and infamous 1000 year old mass-murderer (with the appearance of a 10 year old little girl) at the request of her servant Chachamaru, to look after her after she caught the flu. To his surprise, instead of a cobweb covered catacomb littered with skulls, he finds a brightly beautiful room filled with adorable toy animals and glowing with warm innocence. This is a glimpse into the psyche of Evangeline (who was turned into an immortal at ''ten''), hinting that she ''still'' wants to be an innocent and happy little girl again in spite of living six centuries of blood, violence, cynicism and hate.
** [[spoiler: Luna aka Shiori]] carried a plush rabbit as a little girl. Seen during [[spoiler: the flashback where Fate, her master, recruits her comrade Homura.]]
** Nodoka also has a stuffed rabbit thing that serves as her backpack.
* Kagome in ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic!'' has Percival.
* In ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'', Ena has not only her teddy bears but a couple other plushies in her room, and Fuka has a [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Chiyo-chichi]] as well. Since acquiring her first teddy bear, Yotsuba has been carrying Duralumin ''everywhere''.
* Usagi from ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'' is a rare adult male example. He collects stuffed bears, and is sometimes shown carrying a large bear called Suzuki around his house. Later we see he has a whole room dedicated to them.
* Asuka from ''Manga/{{Otomen}}'' is another male example, mainly because despite his being a caricature of the ideal young man to all but his closest friends ("all" would include his mom, and for good reason), he's secretly an "Otomen," a guy who adores cute things.
* In a few episodes of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', we see Minako's room, and it's covered with stuffed animals.
* In ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'', Satellizer may have issues, but she keeps a few plushies in her room.
* In ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' Yuno has a (realistic) teddy bear which she squeezes at one point.
* [[CreepyChild Anju]] from ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' adorns her whole room with various stuffed dolls running the gambit of many various forms- stuffed animals among them. All of them have some demonic spirit inhabiting them. She never goes anywhere without [[CreepyDoll Boogie]], who acts as her familiar. Boogie himself contains the spirit of a psycho serial killer, and separating either one from each other is '''NOT''' a good idea.
* [[MadBomber Minnie May Hopkins]] from ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' has a lot of stuffed animals and sometimes carries them around in public. She's 17 at the start of the manga, but looks and sometimes acts as if she was eight or nine.
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Kaname Madoka's room is filled with stuffed animals.
* GenderInvertedTrope ([[DudeLooksLikeALady we think]]) with [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia China]].
* At the end of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', Heero gives Relena a teddy bear for her birthday. Rather than being an expression of girliness, however, there's a deeper symbolic meaning behind it: [[spoiler:as shown in flashbacks, Heero accidentally blew up a building on a botched mission, including a young girl who befriended him earlier that same day, leaving behind nothing but a teddy bear. Thus, the bear he gives Relena can be seen as his attempting to redeem his mistake by protecting her the way he couldn't the little girl.]]
* Chihiro from ''[[Anime/{{Tamayura}} Tamayura ~hitotose~]]'' has a bedroom filled with self-made plushies, and in one particularly heartwarming moment she gives a whole set to Fuu as a parting gift.
** Chihiro also gives some small plushies to use as phone straps to Fuu's friends when she visits Fuu in Takehara.
* Never is Aoi from ''Manga/{{Working}}'' happier then when she gets a stuffed bear from [[spoiler:Satou]], calling it "Daisy" and taking it with her everywhere.
* ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'' - Iori is always with her Stuffed Rabbit and Makoto is specially prone to this trope.
* Itsuki from ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' has a good-sized collection of stuffed animals; being the HeirToTheDojo, she hides them away because it would conflict with the cool, boyish image she wants to project.
** The ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' [[TheMovie movie]] revealed that Love had an old stuffed rabbit plushie named Usapyon. And it turned out to be alive. And it was instrumental to saving the day.
** Nagisa's room in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' is full of various stuffed animals.
* Karin in ''LightNovel/ShangriLa'' is a genius programmer and monetary manipulator. She's also a little girl who is rarely separated from her teddy bear. She often talks to it, or pretends her voice is the bear's [[BunnyEarsLawyer while serving as a financial consultant at global summits]].
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', Kotomi asked for a teddy bear as a birthday present when she was a kid, entirely because [[InvokedTrope she thought girls were supposed to like them.]] By high-school age, it seems she really does like them; she randomly hugs a teddy-bear-costumed Tomoyo. [[spoiler:And when she finally receives the bear she asked for, it's a very meaningful scene.]] Nagisa also seems to like stuffed animals...if they're the [[ShowWithinAShow Big Dango Family]].
* Juvia from ''Manga/FairyTail'', though she also has a stuffed Gray doll, which reflects her slightly less innocent StalkerWithACrush tendencies. Lucy and Wendy are also regularly featured with stuffed animals on the splash pages.
* Tatewaki Kunou from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' seems to believe this, as he at one point tries to win favor with "the pigtailed girl" by having his classmate Nabiki deliver an oversized stuffed toy. Given that the pigtailed girl is the alter ego of the title character, who subscribes to a very masculine mindset, it's unlikely that this would have achieved anything positive.
* Adélie in ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' carries a stuffed six-eyed space penguin. She can [[FreakyFridayFlip trap people's minds]] in it for short periods, with Dandy being the only person not too disoriented to move in it.
* Futaba from ''Manga/SoreGaSeiyuu'' has a plush doll of Korori (the main character from her favorite childhood anime) that she often talks to.
* In a flashback segment in ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'', Karen, then about 7, has a room filled with plushies.
* Lain, the titular protagonist of ''SerialExperimentsLain'', has a collection of stuffed animals which she completely ignores displayed on the window sill above her bed. They help cement her initial characterization as a borderline CreepyChild suffering from an AmbiguousDisorder as she shows no emotional attachment to them or anything else. As the story progresses and they're seen more and more as creepy backlit sillouettes they underscore her gradual realization that her entire life is just a similar display on a larger scale; an artifical facsimile of a normal girl's life in which the plushies are literally Window Dressing.
* Male example of the CreepyDoll variety with Q from ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'', who carries a rather disturbing stuffed doll with him wherever he goes.
* Miho's room in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' is filled with stuffed bears, all of whom are sporting bandages, splints, and patches. It's revealed in ''[[Anime/GirlsUndPanzerDerFilm Der Film]]'' that they're all of a character called Boko Bear, whom Miho is obsessed with and the reason they're all heavily bandaged is because Boko is a hothead who's always picking fights that he loses.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Monica of ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'' is always carrying her plush bunny ([[ImprobableWeaponUser which is her]] WeaponOfChoice against [[HairTriggerTemper anyone]]). And many other female characters from the same author have plush collections.
* In ''Hate'', Buddy goes on a BlindDate with a lonely career woman who micromanages every aspect of their date and insists on having her way in all things. When they go back to her apartment, one of the first things Buddy notices is her large stuffed animal collection.
* Comicbook/{{Empowered}}, despite being a superheroine, has Mellow Mr. Monkey, which keeps her bad dreams away. [[spoiler:She thinks, but it doesn't really work.]]
* Rick Sheridan's girlfriend Alyssa Conover has a number of dolls and stuffed animals in her apartment. ComicBook/{{Sleepwalker}} is confused by them, and wonders if they're religious objects that she worships.
* ComicBook/HarleyQuinn often has these and/or plushies in her hideouts, or stints where she reforms for a time. In the ''ComicBook/GothamCitySirens'' series, for example, she both has a toy room filled with them, and her bed is so crowded with stuffed animals that one wonders how she sleeps.
* In ''ComicBook/MaxRideFirstFlight #1'', when Max enters Angelís room a large pile of stuffed animals can be seen on the other side of the open door. A couple more can be seen on the floor in the next panel.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Molly used to sleep cuddled up with a [[ComicBook/XStatix Doop]] doll when the team lived in the La Brea Hostel.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Susie Derkins loathes Calvin (for good reason), but adores Hobbes. And Hobbes has been known to side with Susie sometimes, at least to his and Calvin's point of view (in one series of strips, when Calvin and Susie were having a squirtgun fight, Susie took a water balloon that Calvin had given Hobbes, and when Calvin accused him of giving it to her, he admitted it, saying that it was because she had complimented him on his jams). Susie also has her own companion, a stuffed rabbit called Mr. Bun.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Sasha from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', always carries a stuffed doll.
* Tip from ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' has a considerable amount of stuffed animals in her room.
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'': Little Agnes covets a stuffed unicorn, but this being a carnival, the game is patently rigged. Gru, being a supervillain, decides that CuttingTheKnot and ''blowing up the game'' was an acceptable workaround to get his daughter her toy.
--> '''[[MemeticMutation IT'S SO FLUFFY!]]'''
* ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'': During the special, Elsa and Anna find Elsa's childhood penguin doll, Sir Jorgen Bjorgen.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Sarah of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' has lots of them, but later realizes ItsAllJunk.
* One of the ''Film/{{DEBS}}'' has a teddy bear to serve as a gun stand. She is often portrayed as TheDitz.
* Mandy in ''Film/AnimalHouse'', including one choked and punched by her boyfriend Greg.
* Audrey from ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' has a stuffed puppy dog.
* When [[Film/BatmanReturns Selina Kyle snaps and becomes Catwoman]], one of the things she does is putting her collection of childish plush toys down her garbage disposal.
** A similar scene occurred in ''Film/BlackSwan''.
* The director of ''Film/MeanGirls'' declared it a low point of his career, asking the actress playing Regina's nine-year-old sister to move closer to her teddy bear before flashing.
* An [[DeletedScene abandoned story arc]] in ''Film/{{UHF}}'' had George buying Terri a stuffed animal whenever he screwed up.
* Inverted in ''Film/{{Ted}}'' in that it is John who is very close to his magic teddy bear after so many years, while Lori, who does like Ted up to a point, wishes that the bear would move out and live his own life. Since Ted is magical and can walk and talk it's not really an example, but the fact that young Ted loved his bear so much that he wished it to life is a straighter (albeit still gender-inverted) example.

* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', Madam Tracy kept teddy bears in her bedroom because she believed they "created an intimate, coquettish air."
* Glenda in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' has a teddy bear named Mr. Wobbles which, due to an early attempt at sewing, has three eyes.
** Also Agnes Nitt, who, according to Perdita, has two full shelves of these.
* The protagonist of Creator/MikeResnick's ''Soothsayer'' trilogy carries a stuffed animal as a tragic reminder of the only person who ever loved her and the one act of human kindness she ever received.
* In the children's book ''Literature/{{Corduroy}}'', Lisa brings all the money from her piggy bank so she can take Corduroy home. She makes him his own bed next to hers to sleep in, too.
* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''Literature/WorldAfter''. Penryn hopes that this trope makes a teddy bear a fine disguise for her/Raffe's sword.
* Gender-flipped in ''Literature/TheFortyFirstWink'' as Marty is assisted by the stuffed pirate toys of his youth.
* In the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series, stuffed animals abound for girls and boys, and Dimity is responsible for many of them. A partial list:
** Lori's childhood pal is Reginald, the pink flannel rabbit with the grape juice stain on his face (Lori says he tried her grape juice once and spat it out). Sadly, he was shredded when her apartment was burglarised, and Lori kept his remains in a shoe box, but [[spoiler:Aunt Dimity magically repaired him]]. Reginald sometimes assists Dimity in drawing Lori's attention to things or prompting characters to go to specific places.
** In ''Aunt Dimity and the Duke'', the six-year-old Nell Harris carries around a stuffed bear she refers to as "Bertie," who has aspects of both [[SecurityBlanket a security blanket]] and [[ImaginaryFriend an imaginary friend]]. The two sometimes appear in matching outfits. Like Reginald, Bertie plays a small part in subsequent stories.
** Dimity provides Lori with a stuffed tiger to give to Rainey Dawson for her birthday in ''Aunt Dimity Digs In". On unwrapping her present, Rainey announces, "Edmund Terrance. His name is Edmund Terrance."
** Major Ted, a stuffed bear in a British officer's uniform who once belonged to the daughter of the house at an old Northumberland estate, features in ''Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil''.
** The epilogue of ''Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince'' describes a photo of young Daisy Pickering [[spoiler: with her reunited parents in Australia]] holding a koala bear.
** In ''Aunt Dimity and the Summer King'', Hargreaves' granddaughter Harriet gives a stuffed unicorn to Lori's infant daughter Bess. It joins Reginald on the library shelf until Bess is a little older.
** Elderly retired attorney Thomas Willis (Gerald's father) enjoys the company of a well-worn giraffe named Geraldine in ''Aunt Dimity's Good Deed'', and Kit Smith has a stuffed horse named Lancaster after the real horse he had to give up when his family moved to London from the country. Like Lori herself, both received their companions as gifts from Dimity.
** Rob and Will get a series of themed stuffed animals (matching, of course): baby seal pups from Peter Harris and his girlfriend Cassie, buffalo in Colorado, dragons from King Wilfrid's Faire, kiwis from Lori's trip to New Zealand, bats from Charlotte [=DuCaral=]. [[spoiler: The Donovans' Aunt Augusta]] anonymously bestows her stuffed lamb (yet another gift from Dimity) on Willis Sr., who names him Frederick after the author of ''Notes on Sheep'', a copy of which was found among the items hidden in the stables.
** In ''Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince'', Lady Barbara personally returns Mikhail's Cossack-shirted teddy bear to him.
** In ''Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure'', when Lori finally meets the man Dimity knew only as "Badger", she sees on his desk the stuffed badger Dimity once gave him "as a silly gift, a small token of my gratitude for the many wonderful hours we'd spent together."
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Mia Bladi, perhaps the girliest member of the Dragon's Lair, sleeps with a teddy bear.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', [[TheLabRat Lab Rat]] [[PerkyGoth Abby Sciuto]] owns a stuffed hippopotamus named Bert... that wears a bondage collar and farts when squeezed.
-->''[Abby hugs Bert]''\\
'''Tony:''' ''[to Ziva]'' DontAsk.
* In ''Series/That70sShow'', Jackie has a collection of stuffed animals. Her favorite is an unicorn that she calls "Fluffycakes".
* ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'' had Shirley's Boo Boo Kitty.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has a stuffed pig named Mr. Gordo.
** When Kendra gave Buffy her favorite stake, [[ICallItVera Mr. Pointy]], Buffy replied, "When this is over, we're getting you a stuffed animal."
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' has Winifred 'Fred' Burkle and her stuffed bunny, Feigenbaum, the "Master of Chaos".
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' has Colonel Clucker, the stuffed chicken belonging to Rory Gilmore.
** She also had a "hug-a-world" stuffed world globe, but when it resurfaced after several years lost in the garage, she put it down and it appeared to develop the capacity for self-propulsion. One can only imagine what had gotten in there in the intervening period.
-->'''Lorelai''': I think your Hug-a-world wants to see the world...
* A thirty-something-year-old school teacher in ''{{Series/Hoarders}}'' appears to have an obsession with stuffed animals; I'm not talking about a few shelves of Beanie Babies, I'm talking about ''every plush toy she's ever owned '''on top''' of shelves of Beanie Babies'', in addition to her and her mother's [[CrazyCatLady half-dozen cats]].
* Diane Chambers had a whole bedroom full of them in ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Sam Malone is completely nonplussed by this when he discovers them. At the end of the episode (due to a hilarious and frustrating series of events), he chucks them all out the window.
* Luna in ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' is a stuffed cat when inactive.
* Syd from ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' owns a stuffed elephant named "Peanut" that she's had since she was five and still sleeps with him.
* Liz Powell from ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Room 22" has a rag doll and a leopard plushie that she uses as comfort objects.
* Parker from ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' features this in her first flashback where she first becomes a thief when her stepfather takes away her stuffed bunny. It ends with his house blowing up as she hugs her bunny.
* Claire Bennet from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' collects teddy bears and her collection is visibly displayed in her room. Her father brings her new ones from his various "business trips" (actually missions tracking down specials) that she believes he goes on. When she goes off to college, she brings a teddy bear with her.
* In keeping with her status as the youngest (both in age and maturity) of the women in the show, Annie Edison in ''Series/{{Community}}'' appears to have quite the healthy collection of stuffed animals going on.
* In an [[http://firefly.wikia.com/wiki/Dead_or_Alive unfilmed script]] for a ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode, Jayne wins a giant stuffed turtle at a town fair. Later in the episode, he sees a morose Kaylee wondering about and considers giving her the turtle, but decides to keep it.
* In ''Series/{{Believe}}'', Bo carries around a stuffed turtle.
* ''Series/{{Hunter}}'': Detective [=DeeDee McCall=] has several stuffed animals in her bedroom, as noted by her new partner Rick Hunter. She counters that despite being an ActionGirl, she's still a woman inside.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Crosses over into CompanionCube with Kimberly, who rips the head off a doll Leva Bates gave her in SHINE but as part of her SanitySlippage, later finds the doll, asks what happened to it [[SelfServingMemory and then goes off to punish Leva Bates for damaging it]] after sewing its head back on. She goes on to collect and sew a rather large collection of dolls, enjoying their "company" (as if three dogs weren't enough). Featured in the same promotion is Wrestling/MercedesMartinez, but she'll kick your teeth down your throat if you bring it up.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' Organization Book 3, ''The Blood and Dr. [=McQuark=]''. One of the {{NPC}}s is a young woman who has a large collection of stuffed animals.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G.]]'' In a surprise twist, it turns out that [[{{Bokukko}} Jun]] - ''[[TheLadette of all people]]'' - has a soft spot for plush dolls. As seen during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1C2czHBUjw her 2nd ending]], where she's lying atop a mountain of them in her pajamas.
* Ashley gets herself a teddy bear at the end of ''VideoGame/AnotherCode'' and has the most ''adorable'' picture of her hugging it during the end credits. She still has it in the sequel.
* Prairie of VideoGame/MegaManZX has a stuffed kitty that she keeps in her room. Seems odd for the leader of a task force, but it makes sense given the very likely theory that [[spoiler:she's Alouette from the VideoGame/MegaManZero series and the kitty is her original gift from Ciel.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' has Shiki Misaki constantly carrying around Mr. Mew. Justified because it also functions as her weapon. ''TWEWY'' is full of {{Improbable Weapon User}}s.
** Further, when [[spoiler:she debarks for the RG ([[KickTheDog or so she thinks]])]], she tells Neku that she'll have Mr. Mew with her, because [[spoiler:she was borrowing her best friend Eri's image for the Game, and he wouldn't be able to identify her otherwise]].
* Lorelei in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon FireRed]] and [[VideoGameRemake LeafGreen]]''. After you beat her and the rest of the Elite Four, you can access the island where she lives. Her house is full of Pokemon dolls. She will buy new dolls after beating the Elite Four many times.
** There's also Copycat Girl, who appears in many ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, living in Saffron City. (She inspired the anime character Duplica.) Her room is always full of stuffed Pokémon toys (although one of them proves to be a real Pokémon if the player looks at it closely; either a Doduo, Dudrio, or Banette, depending on the game. (In [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue the original games]] and in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonFireRedAndLeafGreen Fire Red and Leaf Green]]'' she gives the player the TM Mimic if you give her a Clefairy doll. In ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' and [[VideoGame/PokemonHeartGoldAndSoulSilver the remake]], she asks the player to find her Clefairy doll in Vermillion City (presumably the same one) and if he does, she gives him a ticket to ride the Magnet Train that travels between Kanto and Johto.
** Since Generation VII, every female trainer that owns a Stufful and its evolution Bewear. While they are not real plushies, they are popular due to their resemblance to a stuffed animal even though Bewear has a bad reputation for giving deadly hugs.
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'', Olivia the Kahuna of Akala is single and has her four Stufful plushies for company (there is a fifth Stufful but that's a real Pokémon). If the protagonist checks her plushies, a comment will stablish that these Stufful are quite popular among single women. Also, Plumeria from Team Skull, as mean and menacing she may be, possesses a notable collection of plushies in her room at the Team Skull Headquarters. Aether Foundation President Lusamine, who has a team of cute looking Pokémon, trains a Bewear.
** Lillie gives the player her Clefairy doll at the end of the first set of ''Sun and Moon'' games.
* Young Deimos Bededora in ''VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits'' carries around a stuffed rabbit which also serves as her attack weapon. It obviously does little damage since her real battle method is that of a MarionetteMaster.
* In ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' Chuck can bring back giant stuffed animals for his daughter.
* Lulu carries one in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyX,'' but she uses it to focus her magic attacks.
* Not even badass {{Dark Action Girl}}s who [[ProfessionalKiller make a business in]] [[VigilanteMan gunning down the scum of society]] are immune. As revealed in the ''VideoGame/AnakshaFemaleAssassin'' Mini-Adventures, Anaksha absolutely ''adores'' stuffed chimps, and you can find one in every Mini-Adventure. It isn't necessary to finish the game, but it's sure nice for that HundredPercentCompletion.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' champion Annie is never without her teddy bear, Tibbers. Of course Tibbers isn't actually a teddy bear, but a demon bear she polymorphed to be her bodyguard. [[BearsAreBadNews He's also on fire.]]
* Dr Dala from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' (specifically, ''Old World Blues'') obsesses about teddy bears. Of course, by the time you meet her, she uses teddy bears as a euphemism for the lobotomites.
* There's a rather serious example in ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice''. A stuffed rabbit was Alice's favorite toy as a child, and after the fire that killed her family, she kept holding onto it, even after being committed to Rutledge Asylum. The doll seemed to be keeping her stable and there were a few instances that proved it: When a kind nurse tried to replace its lost eye, Alice started to sob hysterically and began to speak in cryptic rhyme, not stopping until the eye was removed. Later, when two sadistic orderlies tried to destroy it, she freaked out and attacked them with a spoon, and almost cut her own wrists with it. Later, Dr. Wilson tried a "shock treatment" by taking it away, but it only caused her to scream uncontrollably until the nurse gave it back (which actually helped her recover a little, causing her to draw a picture of the White Rabbit for the nurse.) Still, exactly what role the doll had in her actual quest to gain her sanity back (which was initiated by the White Rabbit) is a matter of conjecture.
* Played for laughs (in a BlackComedy way) in two Challenge Tower matches in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', where Mileena tries to give a teddy bear to Scorpion (who claims he "hates teddies".) Naturally, his refusal leads to brutal and bloody battle to the death (Mileena still trying to convince him to accept it even as she fights him), and if she wins, she throws it at his corpse, shouting, "Just take it!" (Of course, if ''he'' wins, he cruelly destroys it before he kills her.)
* In the flash game ''VideoGame/TheDeadCase'', the little girl constantly being picked on has a pink stuffed rabbit she loves. Showing the rabbit to the school ghost will trigger memories of the ghost's [[spoiler:dead daughter]], and [[spoiler:having the school ghost return the rabbit to the girl will cause the two to bond, leading to a happy ending for both of them]].
* In ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'', Murasaki is often accompanied by her teddy bear Bebeby. In ''Peach Beach Splash'', the bear seems to have taken on a life of its own.
* Tear, in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', loves anything cute - stuffed animals included - and she has a large collection of them at home. However, this is a source of constant embarrassment for her (to the point of being blackmail material for Anise).
* In ''VideoGame/CaptainMorganeAndTheGoldenTurtle'', seventeen-year-old Morgane has kept a battered teddy bear given to her as a child, but she wouldn't want to be ''seen'' following this trope. If players try to pick it up, she absolutely refuses:
--> '''Morgane:''' [[SarcasmMode Brilliant idea]]. Wandering around a pirate ship holding your teddy is sure to win your crew's respect.
* Jupiel in ''VideoGame/TheAwakenedFateUltimatum'' has a bad case of this. Her room is packed with stuffed animals and at one point after she is released from solitary confinement, the first thing she does it to go straight for comfort in her stuffed animals. This is followed up with an argument with Ariael about whether her behavior of talking to the stuffed animals is normal.
* Iris of ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' has a bear named "Jean-Pierre", and she carries it around as a SecurityBlanket.
* In ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', the cultists who kidnapped Paula were kind enough to let her keep her teddy bear for company. When Ness is able to release her from confinement, both she and the teddy bear join the party. (Teddy bears tend not to last through many battles, since they take hits for you, but they can be replaced.)
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Riju, the Gerudo chief, owns several plush Sand Seals and can be seen playing with them after you complete the Vah Naboris arc and all the sidequests in Gerudo Town. This is meant to drive home that [[AChildShallLeadThem she is indeed still a child despite her position]].

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* [[LadyOfWar Saber]] from the ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' visual novel gets a stuffed lion from Fujimura-sensei early on in the Fate path. Later, during day fourteen, Shirou takes Saber on a date, where they go visit "the biggest stuffed animal store in town", a place where "no men are allowed" (or at least, that's an unspoken rule according to Shirou).
* In ''VisualNovel/StrawberryVinegar'', Rie's stuffed animals have a certain sentimental value to her. She has backstories for her alpacas that would require "a full length visual narrative, two animated spinoffs, several movies, and a slew of manga and light novels".
* Maria Ushiromiya in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' is a [[CreepyChild dark]] take on this. If you're wondering why you haven't seen anything like this, it's because [[spoiler:[[AbusiveParents her mother Rosa]] tore up the stuffed lion she loved and [[ImaginaryFriend constantly talked to]], Sakutaro. With the loss of said lion, poor Maria started to get both angrier and creepier, as can be seen from the progressively-darker entries in her journal.]] This did not end well.
** However, in the same series there's a more light-hearted take on the trope: while Sakutaro does not appear as a stuffed animal to the Seven Sisters of Purgatory (rather, he has the appearance of a cute little boy with lion ears wearing an oversized shirt), they still adore him and always glomp him every chance they get.
* In ''VisualNovel/YuminaTheEthereal'', Yumina's room [[spoiler: aboard the ''Zelerm'']] is full of them.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Molly, who is [[YoungerThanTheyLook younger than she looks]], has a teddy bear named [[ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming Callisto]] (named for a Greek nymph who got changed into a bear).
* Kotone of ''Wecomic/TsunamiChannel'' fame is quite the addict to collecting plushies, and her favorite is a fox-shaped one. Alex, who is a boy but love stuffed animals just the same.
* Grace gets a nice-sized squirrel plush in an ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' filler panel; it shows up in her arms in the main comic, too. She later gets a stuffed hedgehog, guinea pig and bat (representing her siblings Hedge, Guineas, and Vladia) for her birthday courtesy of her boyfriend Tedd.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** Terezi has many dragon plashes (Scalemates) of various colors scattered around her treehive. In her introduction, she is shown pretending to be an AmoralAttorney prosecuting one of her plushies in a KangarooCourt, and hanging it from her tree. The camera zooms out to reveal at least a dozen other stuffed dragons who shared the same fate.
** Several others form the backbone of her legal and forensic support team. Which doesn't rule out the suspicion that they squeazled their way onto said team to subvert the investigation from the inside.
** Meenah finds the main one, Pyralspite, and declares that she will never stop hugging it ever and tags it as highly desirable merchandise.
** Jade also has a sizable collection of [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Squiddles]], soft octopus[=/=]squid plushies with magnets in them that make them tangle up when put together.
* Jodie from ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' still loves her teddy bear. [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/335 See here.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', Helix is generally referred to as male, but still loves those [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1200/fv01108.htm stuffed animals]], which Florence [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1200/fv01186.htm has borrowed from time to time for herself]].
* Kharla'ggen of ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' has loved plushies for years, and they helped calm her down when she was at her most crazy. Unfortunately then things got worse and along with the other plushies, Kharla started making dolls out of [[LivingDollCollector living people]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Misty (codename Superchick -- she picked it herself) of the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. She's fourteen and away from home for the first time, and she has a collection of unicorns. Tennyo (Billie Wilson) has a stuffed cabbit, but it's [[KillerRabbit weaponized]].
* In ''RolePlay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v3, Alice Jones for most of the game carries around a plush rabbit, and is mentioned as having a collection of stuffed animals back home. Later on, she starts to hallucinate said rabbit talking to her, and eventually replaces it with [[spoiler:Guy Rapide's head]].
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick:
** The Nostalgia Chick has a shedload of cuddly toys. She's not quite girly, but it shows she's not trying too hard to be adult.
** Nella still plays with her Franchise/MyLittlePony toys, and Elisa's ready to kill when her ''Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' plushie is accidentally stabbed through with a dart.
* Even super-villain WebVideo/DiamandaHagan sleeps with a cuddly panda toy.
* WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou viewers are well acquainted with Tara's vast collection of hippo plushies, which she calls the Hippo Lantern Corps. Standouts include [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Disembodied Orgasm Hippo]], Humperdink, her first hippo, and an official copy of [[Series/{{NCIS}} Bert The Farting Bondage Hippo]], mentioned above. And that's just scratching the surface!
* ''Webcomic/{{Validation}}'': Ally the protagonist has Mr.Dino.
* ''Webcomic/FurryExperience'': Cat has a bunch of stuffed animals that she builds a nest with to curl up in when she's feeling down.
* ''[[CuteMute Yvette]]'' from WebComic/{{Precocious}} makes her own plushies, in the likeness of her friends. She also tries to make ''[[BewareTheQuietOnes voodoo dolls of her enemies]]''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
** Numbuh Three collects Rainbow Monkey dolls. She is obsessed with them.
** As does Numbuh Eighty-Six.
** Taken UpToEleven as the series went on. Pretty much anyone who ''isn't'' [[HeManWomanHater Numbuh Four]] enjoys Rainbow Monkeys. Including [[RealMenWearPink Numbuh One]] if his [[GoofyPrintUnderwear Rainbow Monkey Briefs are an indication]].
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible herself has been mentioned to collect Cuddle Buddies.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JaneAndTheDragon'', Jane always works very hard to prove she's just as tough as any of the guys, even refusing to wear a dress at a royal function. The opening credits have her singing in a dignified youthful contralto about how she wants to "prove that a girl could be knight, though my friends all laughed at me," as the camera pans around her room at [[PosterGalleryBedroom all the evidence of this...]] and then passes by a child's worn and well-loved tiny stuffed dragon on the bed. The effect is ''adorable.''
* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', Jazz has a few stuffed animals in her room. The most significant is Bearbert which plays a plot point in one episode as one of the few ties she has left of her childhood. Because she viewed herself as an adult-stuck-in-a-teen's-body, her younger brother Danny had to childishly destroy the bear in order for her to throw a temper tantrum so she can see the Youngblood, [[ByTheEyesOfTheBlind a ghost kid only seen by children]].
* Subverted on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. Jimmy and Beezy find out that [[EnfantTerrible Heloise]] has an entire collection of dolls, causing everyone to laugh at her. [[spoiler: Turns out they're HollywoodVoodoo dolls]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', when Commissioner Gordon picked up his daughter Barbara from the airport, he brought Barbara's teddy bear "[[TheWoobie Woobie]]" with him. When Bruce Wayne happened to run into the Commissioner and saw him holding the bear, Gordon sheepishly "explained" that [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Woobie knew the way better than he did]].
* In the second season of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', Aelita finds a stuffed toy elf that she recognizes as "Mr. Puck" which resembles an elf that keeps appearing in her nightmares. She and her friends find a bus locker key on it that opens a locker containing Franz Hopper's journal. Although she doesn't remember where it came from at that time, sleeping with it somehow makes the nightmares stop. [[spoiler:The doll was actually a gift from Hopper -- her father -- and probably serves as an emphatic connection to him.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'': Jenny is occasionaly seen having stuffed animals in her room, which adds to her cheery, and overall girly nature.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', Arthur's sister D.W. owns a number of stuffed animals and is often seen with them, though more so in the books than on the TV show.
* On ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': [[GenkiGirl Mabel]], of course, and ''[[ActionGirl Wendy]]'' of all people.
--> '''Wendy:''' Dude, I don't know if it's a duck or a panda, but I want one.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Peridot falls in love with a rather large stuffed LittleGreenMen doll at the Funland bottle toss game when she goes with Amethyst and Steven. [[spoiler:She eventually wins it using her newfound [[MagnetismManipulation ferrokinetic]] abilities to [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught to ring the ten bottles necessary]]]].
** Subverted by Sadie who has a massive pile of stuffed animals in her room, but doesn't actually like any of them; they're all gifts from her mother (who is oblivious to what her daughter really thinks of them) and thus she can't bring herself to get rid of them.

* In this video, released on January 14, 2014, a man gives his fiancée a friend she thought she lost forever. [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/27/woman-reunites-teddy-bear-video_n_4676225.html?utm_hp_ref=tw Watch here.]]