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->''"Sagat's always kickin', kickin' is for girls''
->''I bet you Chun-Li kicks 'cause Chun-Li can't do curls"''
-->-- "[[ExtremityExtremist Balrog]] 24/7", '''[[RockOpera Man Factory]]'''

A character (AlwaysFemale, hence the name) who fights almost entirely with kicks for the purpose of [[ShesGotLegs showing off her legs]]. She may occasionally throw a punch, but kicking is her primary means of offense. Why do some fighters do this? Perhaps it's because kicks have better range, or feet with shoes are less sensitive to pain than bare hands, or they have stronger legs than arms. However, in her case it's partly due to the RuleOfSexy.

In reality, women [[note]] and most men who don't explicitly aim to become a TopHeavyGuy - after all, legs carry more weight and get more use by default[[/note]] do instinctively use their lower bodies more than their upper bodies, which means that they're naturally more inclined to use kicks than punches. Also, as the first instinct of any attacker is to [[StandardFemaleGrabArea bind or otherwise incapacitate the arms]] (and leave the legs relatively free so that you don't have to carry her), it's quite practical to deal damage with your means of locomotion. And ''every'' girl knows the classic "[[GroinAttack kick 'em in the balls]]" move for self-defense, which is very effective on men. However, that doesn't mean women are immune to this painful method.

Primarily an ActionGirl trope. A sub-trope of ExtremityExtremist, one that requires the character is female, that her fighting style is almost entirely kicks, and she has an essence of {{Fanservice}} to her kicking as well. Sometimes (but not always) have [[AmazonianBeauty strapping lower bodies]] as a result of the reliance on and muscular development of their legs. See also WaifFu, and contrast WhiteMagicianGirl. Compare RoundhouseKick.

Compare CombatStilettos and WithMyHandsTied, where this trope may sometimes come into play when the other said tropes as used.



* According to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jfzh2s3jlE the commercial]] for ''Franchise/DeadOrAlive 3'' the reason one gamer plays it is "She kicks high."

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'''s Ryoko's favorite move is a high kick, though it's far from her only attack.
* Annie Leonhart from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' uses an unique fighting style, influenced heavily by Muay Thai. She focuses primarily on kicks, allowing her to quickly disable larger and stronger opponents. It doubles as FridgeBrilliance, since the military's primary equipment depends so much on having incredible leg strength and flexibility.
* ''Anime/AyanesHighKick'' is about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what it says.]] Though it isn't by choice, since Ayane aspires to become a pro wrestler, but gets duped into taking up kickboxing instead, by her [[TricksterMentor unscrupulous coach]], Kunimitsu.
* Ringo in ''Manga/BananaNoNana'' has, for lack of a better word, the superpower of incredibly strong legs. This results in fast running, high jumps, and, of course, this trope, typically applied directly to the face at maximum power.
* Sen Yarizui the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Ice Witch]] from ''LightNovel/BenTo''. While the other fighting girls use their fists or {{Improvised Weapon}}s of various sorts, she fights almost exclusively with kicks.
* [[NiceGirl Enju]] [[AllLovingHero Aihara]] in ''LightNovel/BlackBullet'' fights with her feet when combating the Gastrea. Justified, as the soles and the tip of the boots she wears are made of Varanium, and she's a [[AnimalMotifs Rabbit-Type]] Cursed Child, making her exceptionally good at jumping and kicking.
** It's also implied the reason she fights strictly with her feet is because [[TechnicalPacifist she absolutely refuses to kill a human being]] and want to fight the Gastrea at the same time.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ex-lieutenant Mashiro has kicks so powerful a single [[CallingYourAttacks "Mashiro Kiiiick!"]] can destroy a gigantic [[TheHeartless Hollow]]. When going berserk through Hollowfication in "Turn Back The Pendulum", Captain Shinji Hirako had to block her kicks with his sword, which didn't even scratch her shoes. She can fire even freaking [[KamehameHadoken Ceros]] with her kicks.
* [[ActionGirl Lenalee Lee]] of ''Manga/DGrayMan'' fights exclusively with kicks, due to her EmpathicWeapon being a pair of supernaturally empowered boots.
* In ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' spin-off manga ''Shikkoku no Hana'', a highschool girl named Tsukimori Azusa has gained contractor ability in a form of super strong legs. She proceeded to leap through city blocks InASingleBound and [[{{Gorn}} kick people]] [[LudicrousGibs apart]].
* Lucy Heartfilia from ''Manga/FairyTail'' usually summons her Celestial Spirits or uses her whip in a fight, but when she goes unarmed she usually uses mainly kicks. One of her attacks is even called "[[{{Anticlimax}} LUCY KICK]]!!!". Her kicks are sometimes PlayedForLaughs, but have also shown usefulness in real battle.
* Calynn from ''LightNovel/GatheringTheEnchanted'' uses leg armor to enhance the power of her kicks. She uses her feet as her only weapon.
* Subverted in ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'' you'd expect a Mystletainn Kick to be, well, [[ShapedLikeItself a kick]], [[ChainsawGood but...]]
-->'''Anyone being hit with it''': "[[PhraseCatcher THAT'S NOT A KICK!!!!!]]
* Kisara Nanjo from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' is trained in Tae Kwon Do, a kick-heavy fighting style.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** The Combat {{Cyborg}} Nove, who was introduced in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. While she will occasionally use punches, most of her attacks are kicks. This is probably done to contrast her to the mostly punching Subaru, [[spoiler:who is [[CainAndAbel the Abel to her Cain]]]].
** ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' gives us KungFuKid Miura. While she uses punches when needed, the majority of her special moves are kick-based, and her [[EmpathicWeapon Armed Device]] is a pair of [[ArmedLegs armored boots]] that enhances her kicks.
* Being a member of a race of incredibly strong humans, Morgianna from ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' has kicks that can shatter rock and instantly knock out tigers (a manga by the same author of ''Manga/SumomoMoMomoMo'').
* ''Manga/MakenKi'': [[OneOfTheBoys Azuki]] and her rival, [[AnimeChineseGirl Yan-Min]], are the close combat specialists at their respective schools; both specializing in kicks.
** Azuki's legs are powerful enough that she can take on other Maken users unarmed - such as when she dropped Kai [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c010/28.html in one hit.]] She's also proficient enough to perform [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c016/9.html a Hurricane Kick]] and has her own rendition of Chun Li's [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c048/9.html "Spinning Bird Kick".]]
** She and Yan-Min are evenly matched in all aspects. When they fought during the Venus Arc, it became [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c017/22.html a high-speed kickboxing match]] that spanned 2½ chapters. By the time it was over, each had developed [[WorthyOpponent newfound respect]] [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c018/5.html for the other.]]
* ''Manga/MotherKeeper'': Syal Fineded uses a variety of weapons and fighting styles, but usually she'll get some kicks in and they're her main weapon against most enemies.
* Several female characters from ''Manga/OnePiece''. [=CP9=] member Kalifa, anime-only character Arabelle, and the Warlord of the Sea Boa Hancock.
** Another example will be the Okama Kenpo and the Newkama Kenpo, two martial arts practiced by [[{{Transsexual}} men with hearts of women]] (and some women with hearts of men, probably) which rely heavily on kicks.
** It's not known if Doflamingo's lacky Dellinger is trans-anything but he is [[SissyVillain rather effeminate]], uses the girlish exclamation [[{{Squee}} "Kyaaa!"]] and wears high heels with booty shorts.
* Crystal from ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' primarily used kicks to throw her Pokeballs instead of using her hands. This was due to at one time being unable to use her arms and hands for the task.
* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'':
** Honoka/Cure White of ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' was the kicking half of the team. [[http://youtu.be/xlXqMqC9g_k Pretty noticeable in the Max Heart OP]]: Nagisa/Cure Black throws many punches but kicks only once or twice, whereas Honoka relays only on kicks to keep her opponents away.
** Her {{Expy}} Mai Mishou/Cure Egret/Cure Windy from ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' goes the same way.
** The ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' have even an attack called "[Double/Trio/Quartet] Precure Kick", but Miki/Cure Berry is the kick specialist.
** Nao/Cure March from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure''. [[spoiler:Her strongest attack "March Shoot Impact"]], is a kick!
* Inner Moka from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''. She defeats most of her battles with [[CurbStompBattle one single kick]]! [[spoiler:[[GenerationXerox She got it from her mom]] Akasha Bloodriver, the strongest vampire of all time (in that universe).]]
* Misao from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' has a signature joke move which consist of a flying kick.
* Franchise/SailorMoon's [[http://www.wikimoon.org/index.php?title=Sailor_Moon_Kick Sailor Moon Kick]].
** More prominently, Sailor Venus is extremely fond of kicks in general and her trademark [[http://www.wikimoon.org/index.php?title=Sailor_V_Kick Sailor V Kick]] in particular, which she employed quite often in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV''. Bonus point for resembling [[http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1669585/Savate2.png a kick from Savate]], a martial art extremely fond of kicks.
* Tsubasa Kazanari from ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' is primarily a swordswoman, but her fighting style also involves UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}}-like spin-kicks with ArmedLegs. She also performs drop kicks, but with a {{BFS}} below her foot (heavy emphasis on "big"). She rarely uses her arms without using her sword.
* In the ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' movie, Amelia kicks the crap out of two bounty hunters to the point that they try to grab her legs to stop her. Later, though, like most characters in the series, she mostly uses her gun.
* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': Kaori may not look it, but she's a master of Taekwondo and one of the top competitors in the VG tournament; which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bj_k9WLc-I she demonstrates in her opening match.]]
%%* Sakura Momochi from ''Manga/UltraBattleSatellite''.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
%%* Envy Adams, from ''Comicbook/ScottPilgrim''.
* When not using bladed weapons, Miho of ''Comicbook/SinCity'' fame kicks her way through {{Mooks}}.
* The female version of Judomaster in Franchise/TheDCU used a lot of kicks in her fighting (exactly the way that judo doesn't).
* Comicbook/{{Mystique}} has a pretty wide range of skills, but artists just ''love'' to show off her long toned yet shapely blue legs by having her do all kinds of impossible kicks.
* Oddly the probably oldest kick based fighter in American comicbooks is [[Characters/CaptainAmerica Batroc the Leaper]] (master of a French martial art Savate), who is neither woman nor a fanservice object possibly because he [[UnbuiltTrope predates the trope by several decades]].

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''FanFic/TheGoodTheBadAndTheDemon'' has [[VideoGame/SoulHackers Hitomi Toni]] as this example, considering that [[AdaptationalBadass she isn't badass in her work, but in the fanfic itself]].
* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, Lional Kebel, [[CampGay a man temperamentally disposed to taking an interest in female fashion]], contemplates the first generation of Lady Assassins who now teach at the School and that their girl students are taking fashion style from them as to how a female Assassin should dress and look stylish. Considering Miss Alice Band, he reflects that while she ''apparently'' favours tight pencil skirts [[note]]Edwardian fashion c1910[[/note]], they have insufficently secured side-seams. So that if an unexpected high kick, say to the point of a client's jaw, is mabndated by circumstances, the seam will rip up to the thigh very easily, thus allowing unfettered use of the legs and feet. He notes girl students influenced by Alice are dressing like her. For both style and function.

* ''High-Kick Girl''. She... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin kicks high]].
%%* Zen in ''Film/{{Chocolate}}''.
* Paula Garces in ''Film/{{Clockstoppers}}'' as Francesca kicks Dr Dopler right in the face, and it has a lot more effect than hitting him - turns out [[IKnowMortalKombat she knows ballet]]. It wouldn't be worthwhile mentioning if they didn't threaten him with doing it again.
* B-movie queen Cynthia Rothrock has made her career around flipping about and kicking bad guys.
* Played for laughs in ''Film/ScaryMovie2''. When the girls go all AngelsPose on the butler, Brenda goes crazy with a flurry of kicks...and burns her shoe off.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', Mystique chokes out one of her victims. With one foot. Executing perfect martial arts form. And casually looking through his mail, just to show off how good she is at this.
** Also happens in the first ''Film/XMen1'', when Mystique beats up the senator. She does so entirely by kicking him around the face and head, barefoot.
* ''Film/CharliesAngels'': While all the Angels demonstrate various fighting moves, Natalie seems to kick a lot more, including interrogating one suspect by holding him against a wall with her bootheel. This is, of course, to show off ''Creator/CameronDiaz''' long, toned legs.
* [[TheDragon Gazelle]] from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' employs a variant in that she does fight mostly with her prosthetic legs, but they function more like [[AbsurdlySharpBlade swords]].
* ''Film/WaynesWorld'': Tia Carrere not only plays a mean bass, she can take out a bar brawler with just one kick in the middle of a song and hardly even miss a beat.

* Calynn from ''LightNovel/GatheringTheEnchanted'' has literal feet of steel.
* Kylaia Al Jmaa from Creator/TamoraPierce's Literature/TortallUniverse short story ''Student of Ostriches''. She starts developing her self-taught fighting style by watching ostriches kicking a wild dog (although she does develop and use techniques other than kicks).
* Ninette from ''Literature/ReservedForTheCat'' borders on this when she kicks an attacker into a wall. Justifiable because ballet requires both strong legs and precise movements with them.
* Literature/KateDaniels prefers to fight with a saber most of the time, but when she and the local head Werelion engage in some GoodOldFisticuffs, she really prefers kicking because it's the only thing she's got that can put a dent in his regeneration.
* The [[Literature/HereticsOfDune Honored Matres]] in the ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' universe have this as their signature style of unarmed combat, and have developed it to the point where a single kick can be instantly lethal. They are also, for reasons connected with specific training and possibly selective breeding, extremely fast. ''Some'' of the [[Literature/ChapterhouseDune best Bene Gesserit adepts are a match for them]], but that's about it.
* In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' novel ''Bloodhype'', protagonist Kitten Kai Sung throws a knee-capping kick from a sitting position, pretty much giving away the fact she is a trained agent.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Batman}}'', Batgirl (played by trained ballerina Creator/YvonneCraig) never threw punches, relying on kicks and the occasional ImprovisedWeapon.
* Lori from ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus'' took kickboxing, so that was how she usually fought.
* When [[MsFanservice Seven of Nine]] is kidnapped to fight in a gladiatorial arena in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Tsunkatse", her fighting style included rather more kicks than most of the other combatants seen on-screen.
* In ''Series/{{Alias}}'', Sydney Bristow is primarily a kickboxer. One episode lampshades this very trope when her opponent (played by Quentin Tarantino), who is primarily a pugilist, observes that the problem with kick boxers is that they lack the upper body strength for either doling out or taking powerful punches. While Sydney accepts his criticism as valid, she eventually manages to prove that he can't take the kicks of a really good kick boxer either.
* Although she's generally a well-rounded fighter, Sarah on ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' has strong shades of Kick Chick. Whether or not she fights as a Kick Chick usually boils down to RuleOfSexy and how fanservice-y the writers want a particular fight scene to be.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''/''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** In ''Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger'' all of the Rangers practice a different style of martial arts like karate or boxing. Juri, however, uses a style entirely made up of kicks. All while fighting in a skort... or a bikini.
** Any time Jen from ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' would fight unmorphed, it's just her doing very high kicks in a miniskirt. Unless she's just blowing stuff up.
** Amy in ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'', to be point where her InTheNameOfTheMoon sequence includes a very impractical kick that reaches over her head. And by extension, Shelby in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge.''
** Other characters like [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Kat Hillard]] and [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters Yoko Usami]] favor kicking as well, but they are generally not ''intentionally'' played for fanservice.
* Purdey of ''Series/TheNewAvengers'' has a long, strong and deadly pair of legs.
* On ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' , Phoebe takes up kickboxing after she gets tired of having a passive power. We don't get to see it much.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* One of Wrestling/TrishStratus' finishers was a roundhouse kick dubbed the Chick Kick.
* When Wrestling/MickieJames was playing Trish's fan/stalker and was copying all of her moves, she called it the Mick Kick. The Long Kiss Goodnight finisher also used by Mickie James was a vicious spin kick to the back of the head. She occasionally still uses it.
* In Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling, Toshiyo Yamada and Yumiko Hotta used a lot of kicks.
* Wrestling/StacyKeibler, though she's better known for a leg ''choke'' than a kick.
* Joshi wrestler Wrestling/{{KANA|koUrai}} (billed as Asuka in NXT). Like Yumiko Hotta, she's also known for being extremely stiff with them.
* Wrestling/SaraDelRey, of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}, Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, Wrestling/RingOfHonor and many other promotions, uses the Koppo Kick a lot, particularly against male opponents.
* Wrestling/{{Layla}} uses various kicks as signature moves and in 2012 developed a kick to the head called The Bombshell as a Finishing Move.
* Anarchy Championship Wrestling and IWA Texas put Mia Yim together with ACH to form Team Kick![[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome ...for a dark match]], but it was aptly named. Both Wrestling/DaizeeHaze and [[Wrestling/BlackRose La Rosa Negra]] are among those who tried their feet at trading kicks with Yim and lost horribly.
* Evie stands out this way on Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}, whose roster is largely defined by pinning combinations, submission holds and head drops. She frequently tags her Twitter posts #[=TeamKick=]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''
** The possible TropeCodifier: [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Chun-Li]], pictured above. Strangely enough, she had some effective (and pretty hard) punches in both 2 and the Alpha games. It wasn't until 3 that her "legs that took down an organization" status really took hold, with most of her punches replaced by ineffective/silly looking chops or slaps. In particular, her crouch hard punch took a ''big'' hit.
*** Her standing hard punches in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII 3rd Strike]]'' however actually avert this in competitive play, considering how [[GameBreaker good]] they are.
** Elena from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' takes it another step by ''[[ExtremityExtremist not ever using her hands]]'' (being a DanceBattler and practitioner of UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}}). She even ''throws'' with her legs.
** Newcomer Juri in ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', is a Tae Kwon Do prodigy. She even manages [[KiManipulation Ki Attacks]] with her feet. Her fierce punch command is also a kick.
%%** Blair Dame from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX''.
* ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter''
** Included in Sarah Bryant's arsenal are the knee, jumping knee, jumping spin kick, legsweep, flamengo stance kicks, kickflip, and the beat gatling throw.
** [[AnimeChineseGirl Pai-Chan]] mainly uses kicking attacks in TheAnimeOfTheGame. However, the bad guys catch up with her fighting style, and [[FauxActionGirl she's ended up useless]] in any non-{{mook|s}} battle. More exactly, Pai's Enseiken fighting style is said in-TV series to be useless in some battle conditions. The BigBad, Liu Kowloon, is also a martial artist and knows about this very well -- often sending out non-Mooks that are specially trained into creating said conditions and neutralising [[RunawayFiance Pai]] [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty so they can bring her back to him]] (there's even a whole scene in the beginning in which Kowloon explains this to Pai). Said conditions don't apply in the games for obvious reasons, so she retains her fighting competence.
* Wakaba from ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' does this, and her personal weapon is a pair of shin guards to protect her legs.
* Carmelita Fox has this in ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'' as a secondary attack option when enemies get too close for her to effectively employ her [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms shock pistol]]. Her roundhouse kick is powerful enough to send mooks twice her size flying several feet.
* Chie Satonaka from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''lives'' this trope. Taking out items is the only thing she'll do with her hands, but beyond that, attacking, invocation, or even ''defending'' are all done with her legs. HWA-TAAAAAAAA!
* In the character creation mode for ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur III]]'', the Grieve Edge weapon is essentially a metal shoe with a blade attached to it. Although none of the characters in the main storyline use it, the busty shopkeeper Valeria is an unlockable character who uses this weapon.
* Lucia from the third ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' game almost exclusively uses kicks.
* [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} Nayuki Minase]] (awake) from ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'' fights [[ExtremityExtremist exclusively with kicks]], given that she's the [[IKnowMaddenKombat captain of the school's track team]].
* Sheva of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' mainly uses kicks as her physical attacks, in contrast to Chris, who uses his ridiculously large arms for all his melee moves. Also to contrast Chris, Jill uses kick physicals but are straighter than Sheva's acrobatics.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'':
** [[{{bifauxnen}} King]] is the series' foremost example, being a practicioner of the Nak Muay style of kickboxing. While her punches consists of jabs, hooks, and elbow strikes that inflict light damage, her kicks are generally stronger and are her chief means of attack. Even her [[KiManipulation "Venom Strike"]] and [[SpamAttack "Phantom Venom"]] are performed with her legs.
** May Lee's a Taekwondo practitioner like her instructor and idol [[VideoGame/FatalFury Kim Kaphwan.]]
** Ditto Chae Lim, of ''KOF'''s SpinOff AlternateContinuity ''Maximum Impact''. As a matter of fact, she fights so much like Kim, that she might as well be his DistaffCounterpart. When Kim appeared in the sequel, they had to readjust her moves so that she fought at least a ''little'' differently from her teacher.
* ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G. II]]'':
** Kaori Yanase is ''V.G's'' equivalent of [[Characters/ArtOfFighting King]], and even performs her [[KiManipulation Ki Attacks]] through her legs. Though Kaori is a practitioner of Taekwondo, rather than Nak Muay.
** [[AloofDarkhairedGirl Kyoko]] [[LadyOfWar Kirishima's]] are also lethal weapons, as her leg reach and her attack speed allow her to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoY0pT4fcqU whip out infintes]], once she's mastered.
* Two girls from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' fight with kick based styles: Tsuzura Saki and Inuwaka Akane. While Saki has some punches in her arsenal, Akane relies on kicks exclusively.
* Eve from ''VideoGame/DaemonBride'' is a miniskirted dominatrix rock singer who fights by kicking with blades on her boots. She throws [[KiManipulation Ki Attacks]] from her legs as well. Those blades were actually the Demon she made contract with and she abuses him like a dominatrix, said Demon (Beelzebub) doesn't seem to mind.
* ''[[VideoGame/FightersHistory Fighter's History Dynamite]]'': Liu Yungmei performs kicks even when a punch button is pressed, uses her legs to block and throw opponents, and [[KiManipulation channels her K]] through her legs as well.
* In the second ''VideoGame/NicktoonsUnite'' game, [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Sam Manson]] primarily uses kicks, as opposed to Danny, who prefers punches.
* Karin from ''VideoGame/EnchantedArms'' - her weapons are boots, and her techniques are either kicks, water elemental attacks, or healing skills.
* VideoGame/{{Iji}} uses either her {{BFG}} or her cybernetically-enhanced legs. She can kick enemy soldiers across the room.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''
** The Williams sisters do quite a bit of damage with their [[CombatStilettos high-heeled kicks]], but the real damage is done when they grab the opponent and [[MurderousThighs start breaking bones]].
** If you're not spinning together a near-endless series of sweeping Capoeira kicks from Christie Monteiro, you're doing it wrong.
** Lili uses a lot of kicks as her style revolves around gymnastics.
* Reimi from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'' will flip-kick an enemy into the air for her close range attack, and has a special that delivers [[RapidFireFisticuffs Rapid-Fire Kicks]], but being TheArcher, she's predominantly a long-range character; It's a good Idea to [[GlassCannon keep her away from her opponents]].
* The [[CatGirl Nekomata]] in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series fight almost exclusively with kicks, only using their hands to deliver [[KiManipulation Ki Attacks]] in most of the games.
* [[ClassyCatBurglar Rouge the Bat]] in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' uses attacks with kicks rather than punching. It becomes even more evident in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'' where her entire fighting style is centered around kicks that make her attacks both powerful and fast. She even gets an upgrade which allows her to dig using her legs.
* Wind goddess Fuuka from ''[[VideoGame/IzunaLegendOfTheUnemployedNinja Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns]]''. The only available weapon type she can use is a set of boots, so she has little choice but to use her feet as weapons.
* Prier from ''VideoGame/LaPucelle'', to the extent she neglects to use (for the most part) the rod she's TRAINED how to fight with. Of course, with [[http://www.videogamesblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/la-pucelle-tactics-heroine-prier.jpg legs like this...]]
* VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'s default fighting style combines this with GunsAkimbo, although her kicks [[ArmedLegs also fire guns in the enemy's face]].
* Homura Akai of ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 2]]'', whose signature attacks are the "Dragon Kick" and the "Kaichou Kick" (StudentCouncilPresident Kick), complete with CallingYourAttacks.
* [[ShesGotLegs Leggy]] [[DeadlyDoctor school nurse]] Kyoko Minazuki from ''VideoGame/RivalSchools''.
* Katt's fused form from ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' trades away her SimpleStaff in favor of kicking enemies to death.
* Sun Sun Xiang in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 7''. Her LimitBreak even involves her stretching her bow using her legs.
** Dynasty Warriors 8's DLC includes the Sabaton moveset that allows you to apply this to any character.
* Renamon, though only theoretically female, in ''VideoGame/DigimonRumbleArena''. Aside from her Diamond Storm special, all of her attacks are kicks.
* Natasha from ''VideoGame/RustyHearts'' uses [[SheFu flip-heavy]] kicks along with guns.
* In ''VideoGame/AlienVsPredatorCapcom'', the female human character, Linn Kurosawa, is equipped with an automatic pistol and {{katana|sAreJustBetter}}, but also does more kicking than any other playable character.
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fighting games, Reimu's physical attacks consist mostly of about two different strikes with her [[ZigZagPaperTassel gohei]] and tons of kicks.
* The Archer class in ''VideoGame/DragonNest'' can specialize in the Acrobat tree, which mixes in a lot of kicks with her standard arrow attacks.
* Ii Naotora of ''Videogame/SamuraiWarriors'' fights using bladed boots that she can perform some impressive kicks with, including a spinning dropkick that drills through the opposition.
* ''VideoGame/MadStalkerFullMetalForce'' has Silpheed, a [[HumongousMecha mecha]] that focuses on kicks for basic attacks due to its arms being a pair of {{Arm Cannon}}s and {{pilebunker}}s.
* ''VideoGame/Conception2ChildrenOfTheSevenStars'' has Serina Leaf, who uses a special mechanical boot that amplifies the power of her kicks and also allows her to float slightly off the ground when walking.
* In ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'', Linda's feet are her primary weapon when she's not [[WhipItGood wielding a whip]].
* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' introduced Jet Boots in Episode 3, which features nothing but kicks. If your character is female and they wield these, you're qualified. Additionally, a female character is seen wielding them in trailers and promotional art.
* Elly from ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' has kicks as her secondary attack with her [[SimpleStaff rods]] being primary and Ether attack spells being the FinishingMove.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' has some female characters being this, most notably [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Trish]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter Crimson Viper]], and [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Jill Valentine]].
* Misa from ''VideoGame/MitsurugiKamuiHikae'' primarily uses her legs to perform hand-to-hand attacks.
* ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'': In contrast to their punching male counterparts, the female physical classes in the game uses kicks when fighting unarmed.
** The Amazon was specifically called a Lightning Kicker in Atlus' character video for her. If she loses her BladeOnAStick, she will instead fight with a series of kick combos [[AssKicksYou and butt slams]].
** Kicking is the Elf's default way of fighting when forced to go melee. In fact, Elves have a specific skill in [[ArmedLegs Deadly Boots]] that allow her to increase the damage of her kicks.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' has Zero Suit Samus, notably in the fourth game after she got RocketBoots and her attacks and animations were changed to better emphase [[ShedArmorGainSpeed her agility]]. Also Zelda to a lesser extent, who is mostly a LadyOfBlackMagic but is known for delivering powerful [[FullContactMagic magic-enhanced]] Lightning Kicks almost as powerful as Captain Falcon's knee.
* Morte from ''VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction'' does carry a {{BFS}}, but uses kicks as a secondary attack. Several cutscenes also show her kicking people, usually in the back.
* In the ''VideoGame/TalesOf'' series, there are a few female characters who specializes in kicking:
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' has Kohaku Hearts who is a unique hybrid of a fire mage, healer and a martial artist with her specialty being kicking. Kicking is also one of her traits as her wanted poster in a skit in Tales of Hearts R noted.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' has Sophie who is a healer and a martial artist. She is small, but her kicks are deadly.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence'' has Hermana.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' has main character Velvet Crowe use a wrist blade and a demonic left arm as her main weapons but a lot of her artes use kicks and blades hidden in her shoes as well.
* In ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', Saki attacks enemies by kicking them, can do a [[WallJump "wall-kick jump,"]] and slides through narrow passages feet-first.
* In ''VideoGame/WonderMomo'', the titular protagonist only attacks using (very) high kicks and splits kicks.
* All of the protagonists from the ''VideoGame/{{Deception}}'' franchise are {{Trap Master}}s, but Velguirie in ''Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess'' is also able to -- in a first for the series -- directly attack invaders with a kick to the face.
* Yan from ''VideoGame/{{Indivisible}}'' is [[ShesGotLegs mostly leg]]; her attacks consist entirely of kicks and knee strikes. [[JustifiedTrope Then again]], she's a [[DanceBattler ballerina]] who was [[HandicappedBadass born without arms]].
* [[VisualNovel/SteinsGate Kurisu Makise]] appears as a playable [[GuestFighter guest character]] in the FightingGame ''VideoGame/PhantomBreaker'' and its spinoff BeatEmUp ''PhantomBreaker: Battle Grounds'' via DLC. Kurisu's fighting style consists in using several weapons based on the various future gadgets from her home game, and a lot of kicks for close combat.
* Sachiko Ogasawara (''Rosa Chinensis en bouton'' from ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'') appears in the doujin FightingGame ''[[VideoGame/{{Maribato}} Maribato!]]'' as a playable character. Although she doesn't get to the point of becoming an ExtremityExtremist, most of Sachiko's normal and special moves are heavily kick-based; She has a very fast DivingKick and flying kick among her moveset.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduces Tsareena, an [[AnthropomorphicFood anthropomorphic mangosteen]] that mainly attacks using its legs. Its signature move is a move called [[{{Pun}} Trop Kick]].
** The Ultra Beast Pheromosa resemble elegant cockroach-women (though in-game they're [[NoBiologicalSex genderless]]) and have [[ShesGotLegs long lithe legs]] that are more than just eye candy: Pheromosa, if threatened, will kick with blinding speed as their muscles are designed with twitchy movements and quick bursts of speed and power.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Tomoyo and Kyou from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' have both dealt great physical harm to Sunohara using their kicks. Tomoyo has been known to deal a combo attack for over 100 kicks to Sunohara before he even hit the ground.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has Gaap spin-kicking at George with CombatStilettos.
** Ange Ushiromiya in the spin-off FightingGame ''Ougon Musou Kyoku'' fights mostly with kicks, justified as she has her hands occupied with Maria's diary, which she uses to call the Stakes of Purgatory.

[[folder: Web Comics]]
''Webcomic/ThirtyTwoKickUp'': Mob enforcer Margaret fights purely with kicks.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Sasha from ''Literature/GreekNinja'', when not using her katana, resorts to kicks.
* Melanie Malachite of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fights with her high heels.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Black Widow and Zarda from ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''. In the first season, Widow tends to have some closeups where whenever she kicks her legs appear as very attractive. but in the second season, the designs of her hair, eyes, body, legs, arms, and costume improve. whenever there is a closeup of Widow kicking with her legs(or crossing them), they are shown to be very powerful and curvaceous.
* To an extent, Blackarachnia from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. In her first appearance, she let Cheetor shoot away all her ranged weapons as he charged at her, only to stick her foot out and kick him to the ground. Later, she KO'ed a [[ShapeshifterModeLock mode locked]] Dinobot by kicking him in the face repeatedly. Though she did not actually have hands for much of her life.
** Once she went [[MidSeasonUpgrade Transmetal]] she proceeded to [[TheWorfEffect kick the crap out]] of Rampage before webbing him up and throwing him [[TookALevelInBadass through a rocky cliff]].
** If she wasn't kicking, she was shooting with her back-mounted machine guns.
* Leela in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has a pretty hard punch, but she uses kicks a lot more. ''"[[{{Kiai}} Hiiiii-YA!]]"''
* [[CuteMonsterGirl Cricket]] from ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' is an [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual E.V.O.]] whose main mutation is having absurdly powerful legs (Hence her name) that she regularly uses to beat her enemies. To the point [[ShapeshifterWeapon Rex]] is shown having a hard time fighting her.
* Jade of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' seems to have a penchant for launching into useless flying kick attacks and using her feet in combat.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', Comicbook/BlackCanary uses her legs ''way'' more than her fists when fighting. Not that she can't punch - she just uses sweeps and kicks noticeably more.
** Same with the eponymous character of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman''.
* Pretty from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' is prone to kicking other people when angry.
* From ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' episode "Eligible Bachelors", Granny as a spy during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, throwing exactly one punch during her flashback, performing kicks the rest of the time.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Applejack kicks apples out of trees for a living. She even named her hindlegs "Bucky [=McGillycuddy=]" and "Kicks [=McGee=]". Being a quadruped, it is a bit difficult to not be one.
** Most ponies (who are mostly [[LadyLand female]]) avert this, tending to stand up on their hind legs and 'box'. Your opinion may vary on whether this counts or not.
* [[BattleButler Mercy]] [[BodyguardBabes Graves]] from ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' almost exclusively uses high kicks, except for her gun. She also wears a [[DangerouslyShortSkirt short minidress]] which almost always gives the viewer a great view of her legs even when she isn't fighting. [[MagicSkirt No]] {{Panty Shot}}s, though.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode "Legs", Raven discovers she is talented kicker, so she adopts an alternate superhero identity named Lady Legasus. She only returns to her original identity when she discovers that her cloak has corrupted Cyborg.
* Ivy, from ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'', has flying kicks as her preferred method of combat. She has also kicked open doors bolted by heavy pieces of lumber, and her legs are strong enough she once freed herself from a pillory just by flexing her legs.
* Mystique once again, this time in ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen''. There's a particularly memorable kick in her introductory episode, when she's fighting Wolverine. He swipes at her, and she ducks...but while she's there, she throws out a back kick ''over her own head'' and nails him in the face.
* Enid from ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' fights almost exclusively with her legs, and is able to shoot energy from her boots. Her legs are noticeably muscular as a result.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Chloe Bruce.
* Holly Holm was equally matched to Ronda Rousey using a variety of techniques during their UFC championship fight in 2015, but her roundhouse kick to the latter's jaw shows how powerful the move can be.
* Female equines use kicking to not only repel predators, but to also deter unwanted mates while in heat.