Girls with Guns

"There is just something sexy about a woman with a blaster, too bad my wife doesn't agree to that."

Girls With Guns describes a sub-genre of action media that focuses on strong female leads being awesome with firearms. May or may not involve Heroic Bloodshed. It was developed somewhere in the Hong Kong film industry and has since made itself a genre that is often used in anime. Usually involves gun fights, stunts and martial arts.

Small Girl, Big Gun is a subtrope—Girls With Guns aren't necessarily small, and their guns aren't necessarily big. Yeah-heh.

Compare Superhero Packing Heat and Military Moe. See also The Other Wiki's page on the subject.

Note that this page describes a genre, not a character trope. Individual examples of Girls With Guns go on The Gunslinger.


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    Comic Books 

  • So Close With Lynn and Sue.
  • Battleship With Rihanna's character.
  • D.E.B.S.. The four girls in the D.E.B.S. squad carry automatic pistols when on duty and get in occasional gunfights with the opposition.
  • Gun Crazy
  • Sucker Punch (among being many other things)
  • Assault Girls
  • Angels Revenge
  • The Quick and the Dead has the Lady, who is commonly remarked upon as she's the only woman in the gunfighting tournament.
  • Colombiana
  • Referenced in Jackie Brown: we don't see the two female leads packing much heat, but in the scene where Ordell is introduced he's watching a video of a woman in a bikini shooting an automatic weapon.
  • Mercenaries is essentially a distaff counterpart to The Expendables and features copious amounts of guns and girls.
  • Bad Girls, about four Wild West prostitutes who are wanted by the law.
  • Bandidas. One of the girls is afraid, and quite rubbish, with guns, and so uses knives; but still uses one at the climax of the movie. The other is definitely a gun kind of girl.
  • Ultraviolet Violet counts with her twin uzis.
  • Ĉon Flux With the protagonist of the same name.
  • The North Star, a 1943 war movie, plays this utterly straight with peasant girls Marina and Sophia, who end up as snipers trying to stall the Wehrmacht advance in Ukraine.


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    Video Games 
  • Tomb Raider with Lara Croft often carrying her dual pistols.
  • Girls' Frontline is about you commanding an army of girls who ARE guns.
  • Perfect Dark is about an agent named Joanna Dark who fights aliens.
  • Wet counts with it's hot female mercenary Rubi Malone.
  • Mirror's Edge has Faith a runner who knows how to use guns when she comes across them.
  • No One Lives Forever has Cate Archer a sexy female British Spy.
  • Jurassic Park: Trespasser has Anne who fights dinosaurs with various firearms.
  • Metroid has Samus Aran with her Power Suit.
  • Oni has Konoko who is a cyberpunk cop.
  • Bayonetta has the witch protagonist of the same name who dual wields pistols on her hands and even her feet!
  • Bullet Witch has Alicia with her big transforming long gun.
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has tough, foul mouthed and snarky Chloe finally getting her own game! Step aside Nathan Drake, it's Chloe's time to shine for once!
  • Parasite Eve has Aya Brea who is good with her guns.
  • Tabula Rasa has Sarah Morrison in this short lived RPG shooter.
  • Fear Effect has Hana, a gun-toting assassin.

     Web Animation 
  • RWBY features this strongly, focusing on four young girls who use hybrid weapons to hunt monsters.

     Western Animation