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->''"I'm weirding guys out. They see me on TV, round-housing some goon out a window. It's a vivid image."''
-->-- '''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'''

It's not easy for women and girls on TV today to be both beautiful and strong, like the Amazons of Greek mythology. Why? Because AllGuysWantCheerleaders, but no guy wants a girl who can beat him up. If you must be a MagicalGirlfriend, he would prefer the domestic type. A HugeSchoolgirl or CuteBruiser all grown up is a threat to his tough, masculine image. [[OppositesAttract Often he also simply is not attracted to this kind of women]].

Strangely, as far as this trope is concerned her actual [[AxCrazy incli]][[{{Yandere}} nation]] and ability to (sexually) assault, maim, cripple, or kill him aren't as important as whether she ''[[MusclesAreMeaningless looks]]'' [[WaifFu capable of doing so]].

So you frequently find a [[TheProtagonist protagonist]] who is instantly attracted to a hot girl only to discover too late that she's a black-belt, a professional athlete, or a superhero, and he suddenly needs to find a way to prove he's tougher and stronger than her.

Unlike AllGuysWantCheerleaders, this trope doesn't necessarily tap into what the entertainment industry presumes turns guys in the audience on or off -- that's more a part of {{Chickification}}. The proverbial Amazon is usually portrayed in a positive light and the guy as the fool. The most common way to end the plot was traditionally with AnAesop about equality. Today, the girl is just as likely to be the protagonist, and the ending is likely to be a SlapSlapKiss. However, in older (1950 to 1990ish) media the trope is usually played straight and without irony, because writers assumed that young male viewers would see a naturally strong woman as an insult to the hero's (and by transference their own) masculinity.

A leading cause of TheChick meaning 'girly' or non-combatant. Contrast AmazonChaser, where guys go for a woman ''because'' she kicks ass. Also contrast with MasculineGirlFeminineBoy, where the man in question is meant to be weaker and girlier than his female counterpart, and the various tropes on AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits.

Compare to IWasBeatenByAGirl [[note]]Instead of simply being ''intimidated'' by a strong female, the guy actually loses a fight or competition to her.[[/note]]


[[WMG: Please remember all "Subversions", "Aversions" or "Inversions" go under AmazonChaser!]]


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Makoto/Sailor Jupiter from the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime was so worried that her tall stature, great strength, and hot temper would scare away guys that she learns to cook and dresses in a girly way so she would stop intimidating boys. It doesn't work. It's only in the third season, where she sees the much more masculine Haruka stand proud of herself, that she decides to forget what the boys think.
** Also happens to Minako in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] version: part of her bad luck with boys is openly attributed to her being a tomboy and ''beating up boys who mocked her for it''.
* This shows up in one of Hinagiku's internal monologues regarding a tardy ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''. She needn't worry, though.
* The karate-loving, brash GenkiGirl Tamayo in the ''KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' anime comes very close to being an UnluckyOsananajimi. Her longtime crush is in love with a much cuter girl and sees her as "one of the guys". She does get him in the end, however. (In the manga, she doesn't seem to have much of an interest in him, and ends up with someone else without this trope rearing its head.)
* Part of the reason that Momomiya Ichigo of ''TokyoMewMew'' [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants to lose her powers]] is out of fear that the boy she likes will reject her when he finds out. In fact, he doesn't care. Of course, [[spoiler: his secret's even bigger...]]
* DiscussedTrope in RanmaOneHalf: [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Ranma]] often points out to [[{{Tsundere}} Akane]], "Who'd want to marry a macho chick like you?" Akane, however, is desired by the entire male half of her high school, Ryoga, and Ranma himself (if he [[CannotSpitItOut could ever admit it]]).
** Shampoo, the actual amazon of the cast, is desired by Mousse, and Ranma at least likes the free food and attention she gives him, and was [[HelloNurse openly smitten by her looks]] before she tried to kill him.
* The premise of ''LovelyComplex'' is the budding romance between a HugeSchoolgirl and her short classmate, who has trouble seeing her as anything more than his partner in their BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine.
* ''SaintSeiya'': Despite all the Amazons being beautiful, none of them ever hook up with any of the guys. Instead, Ikki, Shiryu and Hyoga fell or have ShipTease with YamatoNadeshiko type of women.
* ''SorcererHunters''. Carrot Glace is a bit of an idiot, a womanizer, and his only useful skill in fighting sorcerers is totally out of his control -- he turns into a horrible, deadly monster when struck by magic. Despite all that, he has two loyal, beautiful women, who've known him forever, pursuing him -- the sisters Chocolate and Tira Misu. They are also, however, dominatrix-queens whose real job in the team is to beat the bejeesus out of Carrot after he's transformed, to turn him back into a human. He is, by his own admission, too afraid of them to think of them romantically.
* ''Manga/YawaraAFashionableJudoGirl'', a lesser-known comedy anime from the early '90s, features the cute schoolgirl protagonist Yawara, who also happens to be a highly skilled martial artist, coming from a long line of martial artists and having been taught as such from a '''''really''''' young age. In only the first episode of the anime, she displays her abilities to her crush, who then proceeds to run away from her in fear for a good portion of the rest of the series. It should be noted that Yawara herself seems to be aware of this trope, and wants to quit practicing fighting in order to be a normal girl for exactly the above reasons, which is what generates a sizable amount of the show's plot.
* Another prime example is Chiharu Nitta from ''Manga/BoysBe''. While she is pretty and some males have an interest in her she is called "Amazon Woman" by Makoto because Chiharu is on the high school track and field team.
* Klan Klein from ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' is terribly unlucky in love, given that [[spoiler: the man she loves is killed right after she confesses her affection.]] She only fits this trope [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever half the time,]] however; when in her smaller form she's as tiny as her giant form is Amazonian. [[MsFanservice Yes, this is for the benefit of the viewers and fan artists.]]
* Sumika from ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'' couldn't care less that the guys consider her as this. Her grief comes from the fact that the ''girl'' she loves only likes 'em cute.
* In ''Manga/OutlawStar'', Fred Luo asks Gene to keep a woman from winning a championship. Said woman has a deal with Fred that if she wins so many championships in a row, they'll be married according to family tradition, when family members come of age they marry the strongest. Even Gene is disturbed by her body. Of course, [[CampGay Fred]] has [[TransparentCloset other reasons]] for not being interested as well.
* Discussed and explored in ''Manga/BlackButler''. [[spoiler: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Middleford]] worries that her fiancÚ won't want her anymore, should he discover that she is actually an accomplished swordswoman. It stems from a childhood incident in which her fiancÚ stated that her mother, a fierce [[IronLady Iron]] LadyOfWar, was frightening and her was thankful he was marrying a sweet girl like her. Likewise, her aunt taught her that a ProperLady should be beautiful and sweet, surrounded by pretty things and there to always cheer up her husband. This leads to her becoming a DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel, making numerous sacrifices for the sake of his pride. Thankfully, when she's forced to rescue him and reveal her true nature as an ActionGirlfriend, he's not bothered in the least bit.
* Manga/SoulEater: Despite Soul's statements that he's "too cool" to be involved with someone like [[BadAssBookworm Maka]] who, despite superb fighting skills, is thin as a pole and flat-chested, Soul seems to be more annoyed than pleased by their ''very'' Amazon-esque Cat/Human pet/roommate/[[PrettyFreeloaders shameless mooch]], Blair. ShipTease and Soul's girl!form (based on what he finds attractive in the opposite sex) in the chapter of Lust would also [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial seem to contradict his claims]]. This trope also get played straight with Maka herself: while learning to fly, she tells Soul that she wants angel wings; but since the form of the wings relies on both partners' images, they don't come out right. Soul can't think of Maka as an angel since she's [[VitriolicBestBuds constantly hitting him]].
* Son Pan goes on a date in the first episode of ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', only to have it interrupted by a crime in progress. She subdues the criminals single-handedly, but scares her date off in the process. [[ShipToShipCombat Fandom]] thinks (with good reason) she'd have better luck with Uub or Trunks.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': We have [[IronLady Olivier Mira Armstrong]], who can and does beat up her LightningBruiser younger brother who is twice her size, ridiculously muscular [[FanDisservice and not afraid to show it]], as well as a high-ranking state alchemist. Nearly every man she meets has a healthy respect for her, if not downright afraid of her.
** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], Jean is set up with the youngest Armstrong daughter, Catherine. He was perfectly happy about it, though visibly daunted when she effortlessly lifted a grand piano with one arm. Her sweet appearance, sense of style, wealth and good lineage won him over, though she wasn't too impressed with him as [[AllAmazonsWantHercules she's looking for a guy who's as strong as her brother]].
* ''MidoriDays'': The local otaku asks for Seiji's help to impress a girl by pretending to bully her so he can intervene and chase him off. When she kicks Seiji's ass, he loses interest, as he's one of those {{Moe}}-obsessed types.
* In ''Manga/LoveLab'', no guy wants to go out with Riko because she's OneOfTheBoys and beats up anybody who annoys her without hesitation.

* ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold #63'' (from 1955) revolves around this trope. Basically, Wonder Woman and Supergirl both [[SheCleansUpNicely succumb]] to their [[AllWomenAreLustful natural need for male]] [[DoubleStandard dominance]]. Of course, their [[PrincessForADay new]] [[JerkAss boyfriends]] don't approve of what they do, assume that they are at heart weak and desirous of submission (which [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Woman#Creation Wonder Woman actually is]]), and would be disillusioned if they saw them at work. This leads the two to bend over backwards trying to save lives without losing their [[HeManWomanHater boyfriends]] by lying to them about their actions. Finally, they give it up and return to [[TheyFightCrime fighting crime]], as they realize that it is what they need to do. However, it's impossible for a non-misogynist to read it without being struck over the head with the [[ValuesDissonance primitive]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop assumptions]] [[DoubleStandard made]] [[MarsAndVenusGenderContrast by]] [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe the]] [[MostWritersAreMale writers]].
* Despite being an AmazonianBeauty, SheHulk manages to marry just about the only guy in the world that prefers Jennifer Walters to seven feet of green She-Hulk.
* Milo Manara's ComicBook/{{X-Men}} features a plane-worshiping leader (don't ask) courting {{Storm}}, to the chagrin of the man's wife. Once he discovers that Storm has powers, he loses all interest: His wife has powers too, and he was looking for a ''Human'' woman so that he could have the upper hand for once.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Artesia}}'', the men of the Middle Kingdoms are disturbed and horrified by the warrior women coming down from Daradja. They believe women belong in the home, not the battlefield.

* The movie ''MySuperExGirlfriend'' passes through this trope -- the guy does, indeed, dump the superpowered girlfriend. However, it's not because she's a superhero ([[UnderstandingBoyfriend which he actually found cool]]). It's because she's [[{{Yandere}} super-needy]] and [[ClingyJealousGirl super-jealous]]. [[spoiler:In the end, she hooks up with the villain, and the guy hooks up with a SANE superwoman.]] It's kind of a zig zag. He dates the alter ego then finds out she's a superhero (but [[FreakinessShame he thinks it's awesome at first.]]) [[spoiler: Then he leaves her for a normal woman, and ''she'' subsequently gets superpowers too. At the end of the movie, he seems to be taking it in stride. The villain had more hang ups about it but he gets over it at the end too.]]
* Paula in ''BendItLikeBeckham'', when trying to get her daughter Jules to behave more femininely:
-->'''Paula''': No boy's gonna go out with a girl who's got bigger muscles than him!
* Played with in the Hallmark version of ''JasonAndTheArgonauts'' as Jason does not see the boyish Atalanta as more than a sister to him, having eyes for HotWitch Medea. However Atalanta does attract an admirer of her own.
* In the 2009 Chinese version of ''Film/{{Mulan}}'', Mulan's father complains about his daughter learning kung fu, saying that no-one will marry her.
* ''TheStepfordWives'' has a town full of insecure "men" who are happy with their wives being {{Brainless Beauty}}s. Even Joanna's husband says that ever since they've met she's beaten him at everything. She's stronger, she's faster.
* In ''Film/TheCell'', the killer's nightmarish mindscape includes an extremely muscular and naked woman who acts as a servant. WordOfGod states that the character was included because the filmmaker asked a friend what creeped him out, and he responded, "Female bodybuilders."

* Averted in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', all soldiers are women, as men are [[GenderRarityValue too rare]] to waste them in battle. This trope is not even mentioned - it is not as if men even knew that they could get a non-amazon, anyway.
* In ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'', Stala is very amazon-like, working as the weaponmaster of the castle, and unmarried.(Which is an advantage to her, as the man of whom others say that he should have married her was a monster.) Averted in that she is said to have had an affair with the aforementioned man.
* ''Literature/RaptorRed'' has a scene in which a giant of a female raptor attempts to woo the main character's consort. The consort is more than a little freaked out about this. When the giant is eventually chased off, the narrator tells us she'd been dealing with this all day: no Utahraptor male would pair off with her because of how freakishly large she is.
* In Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis's ''BonesOfTheDragon'', the main character Skylan [[RomanticPlotTumor is in love]] with [[ActionGirl Aylaen]]. However, Aylaen loves fighting and is a tomboy. Most of the story centres about Skylan {{Wangst}}ing about wanting her to stop being one and start acting like a good housewife, especially when he tells her 'you'll be raising our sons anyway' when she complains about the duties assigned to a chief's wife.
* Joren tells Keladry this in ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' in one of his less odious attempts to discourage her from becoming a knight, although Cleon would beg to differ. Princess Shinkokami gets a form of this advice from her uncle about her forthcoming marriage to Prince Roald--"men with unconventional mothers want conventional wives." (Which, in Roald's case, is complete hogwash.)
** Also comes up for Kylaia in the ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' short story "Student of Ostriches", as illustrated by the former page quote. However, the Shang Master who saw her fight is impressed enough by her self-taught martial arts skills that he is willing to pay a full bride-price to take her as a student.
* AnitaBlake briefly tries to date a fellow animator, only to run into this trope.
* Monica Figerola from ''TheMillenniumTrilogy''. She's 185 cms (6 foot 2) and a former bodybuilder. Despite practically all men considering her gorgeous, all her previous relationships failed because of this trope. [[spoiler: She's the one who ends up with protagonist Mikael Blomkvist, though.]]
* Toulac, a retired soldier in Maggie Furey's ''Literature/{{Shadowleague}}'' books, pokes fun at this trope on occasion, saying that the only truth in it lies in the fact that men think it's true, and thus avoid strong women because they don't want to be looked down on.
* The lovely and powerful Rowan, of David Gaider's ''Franchise/DragonAge'' novel ''Literature/TheStolenThrone,'' is a finely nuanced version of this trope. She is truly beautiful and a strong warrior at the same time. Though at first seemingly played straight, if you look closely it becomes apparent that the guys who didn't want her just weren't right for her or mature enough for her, rather than necessarily rejecting her because of her strength, and that her fondness for one of the characters is more the product of an adolescent crush and lingering insecurity than real, true love thwarted by her own prowess with a blade. Later it becomes apparent that while one guy one runs away from an amazon another [[AmazonChaser chases them]].
* The heroine of ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Reserved For The Cat]]'' is a ballerina who wins two fights, one with WaifFu and another with magical firearms. In both cases she downplays her involvement for fear of scaring off potential suitors.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Brienne of Tarth is a trained knight and one of the most kind and honourable characters in the book series. But because she's tall, strong and considered ugly, so no man wants her apart from her inheritance[[note]]one who tried said he would not tolerate her wearing 'man's mail' and ended up with several broken bones when he tried to 'chastise' her for it[[/note]]. Though later books hint at [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jaime]] being attracted to her.
* Jane Layton's ''The Boyhood of Grace Jones'' takes place in the 1930s. Grace feels completely male at this point in the series. She wants to be a sailor and live as masculine a life as possible, and strenuously exercises to keep up with the strength of guys her age (eleven or so). Her parents have this whole worried conversation about her getting muscular. [[SarcasmMode Fortunately]], she undergoes full {{Chickification}} and by the end of the novel is [[EsotericHappyEnding deeply into clothes and makeup]]. Readers still complain about the way Layton "sold Grace out".
* {{Averted}} in the case of Elend and Vin Venture in ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy''. Vin is a [[OneManArmy Mistborn]], while Elend is a {{Muggle}} NonActionGuy. They fall in love, and [[spoiler: eventually marry]].
** Amusingly enough, [[spoiler: Elend discovers a dose of SuperSerum and becomes a ''more'' powerful (though still less skilled) Mistborn than Vin in the third book]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', twice, with one GirlOfTheWeek who was a boxer, and the almost-bride.
* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', Drake was going to break up with a girl because she saved him in a fight involving a bunch of bullies. He then decides to deny that she is tougher than him, leading them to have a "friendly" sparring match.
* An episode of ''SavedByTheBell'' saw Zack dating a girl on the wrestling team and getting all embarrassed when she saved him from getting beaten up.
* ''Series/SisterSister''
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Buffy's boyfriend, Riley, has a related malady. Riley wants Buffy all the more for being superheroic, but he seeks to [[PsychoSerum enhance]] his [[FreudWasRight performance]] to not feel inadequate next to the Slayer. There were also numerous references to the trope by guys who were intimidated by her strength in high school and Spike quips about it when she is dumped after a one night stand. It should be noted that Riley's insecurity stems at least in part from his (perhaps justified) belief that Buffy doesn't love him as much as she could.
* ''Series/{{Reaper}}'', Ben is happy dating Nina unless he comes across a situation where it's obvious that being a human he's much weaker than her. Borders on TooDumbToLive when he wanted to fight a another demon who had an eye for Nina.
* Vala on ''Series/StargateSG1'' gets told that this is the reason for her lack of romantic luck. However, since she's been married multiple times and apparently ReallyGetsAround, it's probably not true.
* ''Series/ICarly'':
** In ''iBeat The Heat'', Freddie is bothered when his online girlfriend, Gibby's cousin Sabrina, turns out to be '''much''' taller than him.
** In "iMake Sam Girlier", this is Sam's mentality, but it turns out to be an aversion with Pete, who likes a girl who can dress nice and kick butt. For some reason he's [[SnapBack never shown again.]]
* Apparently, no one in Thailand wants an Amazon, as when Series/{{Chuck}} is kidnapped in "Chuck vs. Phase Three", everyone was talking about the "giant blonde [[{{Transsexual}} shemale]]" (Sarah) on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge across the country. Chuck himself, on the other hand, [[AmazonChaser definitely wants the Amazon]].
* In ''Series/{{Lost}}'' [[ActionGirl Ana Lucia Cortez]] was a tough, pretty, fiery, physically powerful for her size, Latina ex police officer who was trapped on the island with the rest of the castaways. Before the plane crash she shot and killed a man in revenge who had shot her in the past, and whose bullet had caused her to miscarry the baby she was carrying at the time. This caused her to develop a lot of emotional issues and a suspicious orneriness [[MamaBear and a fierce protector of the children among the survivors.]] Her fellow castaways, in part due to her actions and abrasive domineering personality [[spoiler: (and in part because she shot Shannon to death - though it wasn't out of pure malice, and she ''did'' genuinely apologize for it)]], took a long time to accept her as one of them -- but she eventually found some companionship with [[BadassPreacher Mr. Eko]] as a friend and then with Sawyer as a lover, even if it was for a day. [[spoiler: She eventually became one of the team and her loss was felt when she was killed by Michael.]] However, most of the resentment came from the fans of the show who were repulsed by her attitude even if in a real way she was a [[DistaffCounterpart female version]] of Sawyer and did much the same things he did -- [[DoubleStandard yet he was loved by the fans and she wasn't.]] They didn't have any empathy for what she had gone through which caused her to be the way she was. She was murdered by [[PapaWolf Michael]] working for the "Others" to get his kidnapped son Walt back.
* There are traces of this with Prince Arthur on ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. He is disgruntled when Morgana saves his life from a bandit, humiliated when Morgause beats him in single combat, astounded when Princess Elena wins their horse race, and shows distaste at Princess Mithian's love of hunting. He's in love with the spirited, but uber-feminine and passive Guinevere.
** Gwen is usually passive, but the one time Arthur sees her pick up a sword (in "Lamia", to defend Merlin from the titular beast), he seems more proud than put off.
* The TV version of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' plays this straighter than the books, since TV-Brienne is more HollywoodHomely than "hideously ugly."
* In ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', Atalanta was very unlucky in love because most guys were turned off by her strength and physique. (She's even buffer than Hercules, works as a blacksmith, and is portrayed by [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} Cory Everson]]). In contrast, Hercules and Salmoneus both [[AmazonChaser thought she was hot]]. The trope is best demonstrated in the episode "If I Had a Hammer".
* In an episode of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' Lizzie frets about this when she discovers she has a talent for playing football. She worries that the boys will stop thinking she's feminine and won't want to date her. The BrawnHilda of a coach then reveals that she has a swing dancing date every weekend.
* On ''Series/LastManStanding'', the youngest daughter Eve, a tomboy who hunts, plays football, and participates in JROTC, feels insecure over the fact that boys don't throw themselves at her like they do for her older and more feminine sisters.

* Music/DavidByrne & Music/FatboySlim's "The Rose of Tacloban" briefly alludes to this. Imelda Romualdez sings "Ninoy was my first love, but he said I was too tall."

* ''AnnieGetYourGun'' has a whole song about this phenomenon:
--> The gals with "umbrellars"
--> Are always out with fellers
--> In the rain or the blazing sun
--> But a man never trifles
--> With gals who carry rifles
--> Oh, you can't get a man with a gun.
** It's actually rather funny, as in real life, Annie's husband pretty much fell in love with her when she beat him at sharpshooting, then went on to give up ''his'' career to support hers.
* ''WonderfulTown'' features the song "One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man" which is about how no man will accept a woman who has even half a brain.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Seemingly the reason the management of Wrestling/{{WWE}} regulates Wrestling/NatalyaNeidheart, Wrestling/JillianHall, and Wrestling/BethPhoenix (who could probably mop the floor with some of the men on the roster, like Wrestling/{{Chyna}} used to) to {{jobber}} status while pushing glorified swimsuit models to title reigns. This isn't to say that the more athletic Divas never get pushed at all, but it's not the status quo.
* This often happens in the WWE developmental territories. An athletic woman gets noticed and is ordered to lose her muscle tone to suit the traditional Diva mold. This happened to Angel Williams (Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/AngelinaLove) and Jennifer Thomas (who left pro wrestling after being released) in the mid-2000s. More recently they hired female armwrestler Sara Backmann and then forced her to lose the muscles that got her noticed in the first place.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Despite usually being confident in her own strength, Anise Azeat's plot thread in ''[[VideoGame/GalaxyAngel Galaxy Angel II Zettai Ryouiki no Tobira]]'' reveals her secret fear that it might be true that NoGuyWantsAnAmazon.
* None of the possible female love interests in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' are combatants. [[StalkerWithACrush Elanee]] is a druid, [[ReincarnationRomance Safiya]] is a SquishyWizard, and (assuming a modded game) [[CuteMonsterGirl Neeshka]] is a backstabbing sneak thief.
* Nanaly Fletch of ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2''. Everyone welcomes her and acknowledges her beauty... except Loni Dunamis, the resident HandsomeLech wannabe, who finds her tomboyish attitude more prominent on her and at times verbally refused to acknowledge her as his wooing victim. Unfortunately, Nanaly usually takes that as an insult and if she ever hears that, Loni is in for a [[ArmorPiercingSlap bone crusher]].
* Much of Yui's route in ''VisualNovel/BrassRestoration'' deals with Ryo being unable to see her as anything other than a guy with boobs.
* ''SuikodenIII'' plays with this trope. Lucia tells Chris that if she wants to be a mother she has to show 'weakness'. On the other hand, Lucia is the unmarried chief of her tribe, not at all shy or passive, uses a whip in battle, and her son is one of the three protagonists. Then there's the fact that Chris [[SubordinateExcuse already has a few admirers]].
* SamuraiWarriors 3 - In Kai's story path, she gets ragged on by Kunoichi for being manlier than most of the guys in the Hojo clan (though the way she says it, she's also insulting the Hojos for being weak).
* Discussed in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''' Female City Elf Origin, where your father advises you not to tell your fiance about your martial training. It's a little bit hypocritical since he married a woman, Adraia, who was a Grey Warden prospect.
* Brooks in ''VideoGame/TheOrionConspiracy'' is definitely an amazon. Unfortunately, most of the guys do not want her. She does point out that the resident {{Jerkass}} Ward made moves on her, but he got scared off when she wanted to have sex with him on the cold, hard floor.
* A female Trooper in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' can tell a potential love interest "There aren't exactly a lot of men lining up to woo female commandos, either.", which is rather true in-game considering her lack of flirt options.
* If you lose the combat tournament in ''PrincessMaker2'', the butler comments "girls are better if they're not incredibly tough". Similarly, the lumberjack makes a comment about how most girls wouldn't want to build up their muscles. Similarly, all the jobs which make your daughter stronger and more athletic, will also make her less pretty and refined and starving her (which damages her athletic abilities) is the best way to get her to fit into the nicest dresses.
* The rare {{inver|tedTrope}}se of this trope in ''[[VideoGame/TombRaider2013 Tomb Raider]]'', No Amazon Wants A Normal Guy, [[spoiler: leads to Alex's death. A crush he's had on Lara since before the game begins is taken UpToEleven when he sees how [[TookALevelInBadAss bad-ass she's become]], and he fears there's no way she would ever be interested in him now. He decides to return to the wreck of ''Endurance'' [[TooDumbToLive alone]] to recover equipment needed to repair the survivors' escape craft to impress her.]]
* Invoked by [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak Chie]] [[KickChick Satonaka]] in general -- her sincere belief that this is true is part of the reason she's so jealous of her far more girly friend Yukiko -- but especially if romanced in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. In ''[[UpdatedReRelease Persona 4 Golden]]'', her date on Valentine's Day features a fairly lengthy speech on [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe how she can't see why]] the protagonist would [[AmazonChaser pick a girl like her]] over the likes of [[YamatoNadeshiko Yukiko Amagi]], [[IdolSinger Rise]] [[{{Kawaiiko}} Kujikawa]] or [[KidDetective Naoto]] [[{{Bifauxnen}} Shirogane]].

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/Stay Night]]'': While Shirou wants Saber, he is initially overly protective of her and [[StayInTheKitchen does not want her to get hurt]] -- which is quite dumb, since she clearly is orders of magnitude more powerful than him. In addition her life is tied to his, so getting himself killed to save her would not, in fact, save her for more than a few hours. His coming to terms with these facts drives the story in the first half. Saber herself starts to get self-conscious over her nature as a warrior woman around the time Shirou stops treating her in that way. He's better about it in the other routes, as it is only in the ''Fate'' route where she is his primary love interest that he displays this behavior.
** Actually self-invoked by Saber the second time he sees her naked. While she has no shame the first time, their relationship being strictly platonic at that time, by the second instance, they have both fallen in love with each other, and she finds her large muscles embarrassing, saying that she must be revolting when compared to Rin.

* In ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'', the ladies with [[ElementalPowers powers]] usually have a hard time finding a date, because no sane guy would want to [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer date a "witch"]]. That's why we see one of the main characters, [[FieryRedhead Cinna]], on multiple failed dates.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Tetsuko}}'' (pictured), Derek freaks out when he sees Tetsuko's bicep, crudely proclaiming he won't date a woman more muscled than him.
* In ''Webcomic/ContestJitters'', Janet's boyfriend was initially happy when Janet was toned, but he had second thoughts once Janet got bigger. He cheats on her later on. Another (lesser) factor is that Janet was spending time training in the gym instead of being with him.
* Tora from ''Webcomic/WhiteDarkLife'' is one of the few characters who doesn't get married over the timeskip. She hasn't even ever had a boyfriend.


[[folder:Web Originals]]
* A big problem for [[PersonOfMassDestruction Tennyo]] in the WhateleyUniverse. The only guy she's had who was really interested looks like a seven-foot-tall [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]] all the time, and ''he'' dumped her. Maybe it's that she's so dangerous other students can get expelled just for fighting her. Maybe it's her combat final, where she nearly wiped out an entire city.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'s'' [[TheAce Pyrrha]] [[ActionGirl Nikos]], who laughed when Jaune bet that she had hordes of boys asking her to the dance, and said that he'd be surprised. Later, she tells Jaune that before she met him, she had no friends or dates because everyone was too intimidated by her strength and skill to approach her.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible, in the early seasons, goes mostly dateless, as does her enemy, Shego.
* This exchange from ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' between the female leads of the resident Love Triangle (the focus of their attention being Green Lantern):
-->'''Vixen:''' You might want to ease up there. Most guys don't go for the ripped, bulky look.\\
'''Hawkgirl:''' ...Just trying to maintain my girlish figure. My... girlish, girlish figure...
* Granddad from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is quite taken with Luna until it comes out that she's a highly-trained ninja assassin who could kill him with her pinky. She takes the rejection very badly, and things go FromBadToWorse when it turns out that she also has a history of abusive relationships (and a "friend" who gives her very bad advice) that have rendered her very unstable.
* Heloise on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. It's been shown several times that every guy in Miseryville is completely terrified of her. When Jimmy tries to find her SecretAdmirer, every guy is terrified at the prospect of dating her.
* On the ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode Zoobotnik, the space bounty huntress Katella fell in love with Doctor Robotnik. She was a drop dead gorgeous redhead who looked like a human being except for having a nose like a cat. Doctor Robotnik was not interested in her romantically because she enjoyed beating him up with wrestling moves as much as she liked kissing him. Examples of her affection were kissing him on his head while chocking his neck with her long curvaceous legs and slamming him against a wall before dragging him on top of her for smooching. Katella wanted Robotnik's hand in marriage and showed this by actually crushing the bones in his hand! She almost forced Robotnik to marry her but his mother interupted the ceremony. Katella was last seen chasing after what seemed to be a planet of men in her spaceship. The planet which comedically had a face of a man with a long mustache got scared and floated away.
** This may be less an example of NoGuyWantsAnAmazon and more an example of no guy wants a girl who thinks beating the crap out of her boyfriend is romantic.
* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. Like in almost every other episode, Alex meets a SatelliteLoveInterest in the form of an attractive body builder at the gym, who ends up becoming a part of the muscled CampGay villain's experiments in attempting to sell off "Bulky Bars" that cause people to go through a GrowingMusclesSequence, gain strange colored skin, and {{Hair Trigger Temper}}s, as they grow larger with every bar consumed before they explode. To even up the odds against the villain's muscled {{Mooks}}, Alex munches on the Bulky Bars herself, gaining her own set of busts and completely trashing the villain and his minions. When she, still in her muscled state, tries to hit it off with the body builder she saved, he kindly rejects her advances, his reason being his discomfort dating girls more "rip" than he is.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': When Azula tries flirting with a guy at a party, they hit it off until she breaks out the flaming hands and "WeCanRuleTogether" speech, at which point he quickly excuses himself.