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Girls usually spend time with other girls, in cliques, or 'sisterhoods'. Then, there are those who prefer pal around with guys instead. Traditional schoolgirl pastimes, such as playing with dolls and tea time, are eschewed in favor of things like baseball, or roughousing around the schoolyard. She might be rude and use crude, or less refined slang like a boy. She spits, bleeds, and doesn't care much if she's [[IBrokeANail chipped a nail]] or two.

They may be introduced in a way that shows she's [[TrueCompanions "in"]] [[EstablishingCharacterMoment with the guys.]] This can entail anything from simply hanging out with them, to engaging in some sort of contest (i.e. [[GamerChick gaming]], [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl drinking]], etc.), or she might be [[WrenchWench their mechanic.]] The point being, she doesn't need or expect any special treatment.

That said, chances are good that they'll be subjected to a SheCleansUpNicely plot, at some point, to bring forth their [[BeautifulAllAlong "true beauty'.]] But unlike other girls, they'll consider themselves a victim, as being forced to [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses get 'dolled up" is humiliating.]] And in some cases, it [[UnkemptBeauty isn't even necessary]]. Not only does it run the risk of changing the group dynamic, [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn it may cause one of the guys to develop a romantic interest in her]] - which can make things... ''[[IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship awkward]]'', for her.

In a strange twist, {{Chickification}} is often seen as an ''improvement'' for them. The guys she hangs with often find the development of feminine traits in their 'bestie' a plus, as they'll now have [[GirlNextDoor an approachable girl]] they share a lot in common with. But it can just as easily backfire on her when her friends start to take an interest in girls, only to completely overlook her. Instead, they'll come to her for advice on how to approach ''other girls''; leaving her as the 'odd man out'. Or, if one of 'em doesn't have a date, they might ask her to act as an emergency stand-in, for appearances sake -- just to help out a pal of course, [[ShipTease it doesn't mean anything]].

An ActionGirl is sometimes portrayed as being "one of the guys", possibly as a subtle form of {{fanservice}} (or not so subtle, depending on the character).

Compare (and often overlaps with) GirlNextDoor, bonus points if they've have been RaisedByDudes. Also loosely related to {{bifauxnen}}, which is a girl who can pass for a pretty boy, but are usually more refined. Not to be confused with YouGoGirl, where a girl participates in masculine activities just to prove she can do it. Contrast with GirlyGirl and ProperLady.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': As far as Ranma's concerned, Ukyō really ''is'' one of the guys. At least, he thought she was, back when they were kids. So he was shocked when he finally (as in years later) realized that she was really a girl the whole time. But he doesn't treat her any differently than he used to and still thinks of her the same way, out of habit. Which is helped by the fact that she continues to refer to herself using the [[{{Bokukko}} "boku wa" pronoun]].
* Bulma from ''DragonBall'' is this. Aside from being TheChick, she has tomboyish traits and often shares common interests with her friends in the Dragon Ball Gang (and later, the Z Fighters). Her love for mechanics and gadgetry is a plus factor.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Sayaka's hung out with boys ninety percent of the time, liked bikes right like them and piloted HumongousMecha right like several of them.
* ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Jun hung out with boys more often than with girls, liked bikes and practiced martial arts.
* Maria Fleed ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' was the biggest offender of the female leads of the trilogy. Her first appearance consisted of her racing against against her male friends (and in the next episode, her first scene featured her racing against Kouji and getting pissed when she realized he was giving her special treatment), and she was infamous by being a decidely tomboyish {{Tsundere}}.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has several, most notably:
** Tatsuki Arisawa is Ichigo's classmate and childhood friend. She's studied Karate since childhood, which payed off when she was ranked the second strongest girl in Japan (in her age group). Tatsuki also used to protect Orihime from bullies, when they were younger[[note]]Kids used to pick on Orihime because of her hair color and how long her hair was. So she used to cut it short, in hopes that they'd leave her alone. Tatsuki made them back off, by acting as Orihime's bodyguard, which is the reason Orihime grew her hair long - as a symbol of their friendship[[/note]]. After the timeskip, she part-times as an assistant instructor at a local dojo.
** [[{{ninja}} Sui-Feng]] is practically Tatsuki's shinigami separated at birth twin. They not only look alike, they have similar temperaments, each has a background in martial arts, and acted as bodyguards. However, Sui-Feng is an assassin and is currently Yoruichi's successor as both the head of division 2 and the Onmitsukido.
** Kuukaku Shiba is Ganju's CoolBigSis, a {{Ladette}}, and a BandageBabe all-in-one, who makes fireworks using the Shiba Family's special brand of gunpowder and kidou.
* Sora Takenouchi of season 1-2 of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''. It also serves to make her the [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Tomboy To Mimi's Girly Girl.]]
** Rika Nonaka from ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' is an ActionGirl, is much more willing to fight than [[NiceGuy Takato]] or [[MartialPacifist Henry]], and has the title of "Digimon Queen" due to being extremely proficient in the Card Game.
* Tio of ''GashBell'' exudes this aura, especially in flashbacks, but she's always seen wearing a dress.
* ''Manga/AreaNoKishi'': When Kakeru played alongside his teammate Seven in elementary school [[FootyRules football]], he thought of her this way. He didn't start to notice Seven's more "girly" aspects until just before she had to transfer schools. When she transferred back in high school, however, the difference was [[SheCleansUpNicely quite obvious]].
* Misty from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Her sisters give her constant crap for not being girly enough, and since they're all [[AntiRoleModel airheads]] (well, in the dub, anyway) she just kind of runs with it to distance herself from them. Usually seen competing with Ash in pretty much every open competition they come across or cockblocking Brock.
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': As a trained soldier/mercenary, since her teen years, Casca has spent much of her life fighting alongside men. While her enemies occasionally talk shit about [[StayInTheKitchen her being a female soldier]], the entirety of the Band of the Hawk has nothing but respect for her.
* Makoto from ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime'', who is quite a {{tomboy}} but still manages to be girlishly charming in her own right.
* Kaguya from ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' is one of these when she joins Sutemaru's gang.
* Makoto from ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' much to her dismay, since she became an Idol exactly to shed that exterior image of hers.
* Minami Shimada in ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'' is viewed as this by Akihisa. However, Aki admits to PsychoLesbian Miharu in season 2 that he can be himself around her this way compared to [[YamatoNadeshiko Mizuki]].
* In ''Manga/OresamaTeacher'', Mafuyu is [[LadyLooksLikeADude a plain looking tomboy]] surrounded by handsome RagTagBunchOfMisfits. The main cast is changing ''very slowly'' into a BalancedHarem. At the moment, [[spoiler: Okegawa and Kenkawa]] have crushes on Mafuyu, who is still ObliviousToLove.
* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': [[SpiritedCompetitor Yuka Takeuchi]] and her best friend, [[UnkemptBeauty Satomi Yajima]], are the {{tomboy}} equivalents of [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Ryu]] and [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheRugalSaga Kyo Kusanagi]] respectively. They studied martial arts together and grew up as sparring partners, so they've been [[FriendlyRivalry competing against each other]] in full-contact, since childhood. As a result, both are athletic, highly skilled, and are recognized as two of the top contenders in the VG tournament.
* The version of Buttercup from ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'' (known as Kaoru Matsubara in the original and Buttercup in the dub) is even more of a tomboy than the original Western animation version. She is rarely seen wearing clothes that aren't knee length shorts, a baseball cap, and a sports shirt. The only time she isn't wearing something like that was in a rabid imagination of Princess Morbucks or during her initial turn to her Powerpuff form where she wears a skirt, although the required skirt sent her into a mad rage which was only quelled by her breaking nearly everything. Additionally, the series makes it clear she loves sports, especially soccer, is rougher and rowdier than the other two girls (refusing to partake in a few ventures due to the excessive femininity), and nearly driving Ken to total exhaustion when she pretends to be his mother, which seems to entail waking him up early and forcing him to jog for a mile (much more akin to a father or a coach than a mother).
* ''Manga/LoveLab'' has Riko Kurahashi, who is so tough and uninterested in feminine things that most boys don't register that she is a girl.
* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Azuki is well-known for being [[AmazonianBeauty one of the strongest girls]] at the academy, so it came as a surprise to everyone that she [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak secretly likes]] [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/1/27/ stuffed animals.]] Takeru and his friend, Usui, lampshaded it further in chapter 10, when they found her sewing:
-->'''Usui: ([[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]])''' "Azuki sempai... are ''you'' sewing...?"
-->'''Takeru: (snidely)''' "Once again, [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/10/5/ trying to be a girl."]]
-->'''Azuki: (offended)''' "You have a problem!? What do you mean, being "like" a girl!!"
* ''[[Manga/YoureUnderArrest You're Under Arrest!]]'': In addition to being [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower freakishly strong]], Natsume is well known around Bokuto Precinct for being a BigEater and regularly engaging in arm wrestling contests with her fellow officers on her lunch break. It wasn't until [[TheAce Toukairin]] arrived at the station, that someone could ''finally'' match her!
* ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Blade]]'': Elina is the TomboyPrincess (also Captain of the Royal Guard) of the Vance Family and is the youngest of her sisters. While all three are capable combatants, she's the only who's had training in martial arts which is enhanced by her [[CatGirl catlike speed and agility.]]
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[[folder:Comics]]
* Peppermint Patty on ''{{Peanuts}}''.
* This is the story of Michael Tree's youth in the ''MsTree'', where she was a total tomboy and largely kept at it at least straight through high school who had no trouble attracting boys' interest as much for her beauty as for her toughness.
* Geena from ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS''.
* DependingOnTheWriter, Betty from ''ArchieComics''.
* WonderGirl Donna Troy in ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', though it's DependingOnTheWriter.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the crossover story ''FanFic/TheBridge'', Mothra is the only female out of the initial quartet of benign kaiju; Anguirus, Rodan, and Godzilla all being male. There are plenty of female kaiju and considering the other franchise it crossover with, there are plenty of other female characters in-story; she's just the only one of the core kaiju group.
* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Carol is a classic version of this, being her school's top football ([[TheBeautifulGame the version that the rest of the world recognises as football]]) player, a top athlete, with a spiky, abrasive personality. The latter largely comes from the fact that, unlike most examples, she's not indistinguishable from the guys. Instead, she's an AmazonianBeauty and YoungerThanSheLooks, leading to a lot of unwanted attention.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Jenna Elfman's character in ''Film/KeepingTheFaith''.
* [=McCoy=] of ''Film/StreetsOfFire''. Her part was actually originally intended for a man.
* Anybodys in ''Film/WestSideStory'' would like to be this trope, but the guys don't accept her for the majority of the play.
* Watts from ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful''. She hooks up with her male friend at the end, but doesn't undergo any {{Chickification}}, and her "SheCleansUpNicely" moment sees her turn into a {{Bifauxnen}}.
* Reporter Amy Archer in ''Film/TheHudsuckerProxy'' is a fast-talking career gal and one of the boys on the job, though not {{tomboy}}ish in appearance. Because she's attractive, she gets the occasional come-on but responds with a earth-shattering slap to the face.
* A lot of females in superhero movies fit this trope. A good example is Alicia Silverstone's Batgirl in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' acted as if she had something to prove to Robin and her character was seen doing such things as participating in a motorcycle race.
* Saga in ''Mitt liv som hund'' (''Film/MyLifeAsADog'').
* Laure in the French movie ''{{Film/Tomboy}}''. For years, all of her friends have been boys (much to her mother's dismay), and on moving to a new neighborhood, she goes much further, [[SweetPollyOliver introducing herself as Mikaël]].
* Viola Hastings from ''Film/ShesTheMan'' is a girl with a strict no ruffles policy and wants to join the boys' soccer team.
* Creator/AmandaBynes's titular character in ''Film/SydneyWhite'', who knows more about plumbing then she does about acting "ladylike".
* Robin's daughter, Gwyn in ''Film/PrincessOfThieves'' will steal a horse fairly but won't take it by the poor reason of her gender.
* As ''Film/EverAfter'' begins Danielle tells her friend Gustave that no matter her gender she can "whip" him. By the time her step-mother arrives the girl has some mud on her but her friend is covered.
* Natalie Sue "Natty" Gann in ''TheJourneyOfNattyGann'' is introduced sneaking off with several boys to share a cigarette in the men's bathroom, and gets into a fistfight with one of them when he insults her father.
* Becky "The Icebox" O'Shea in ''Film/LittleGiants''. She makes boys cry.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/EuroTrip''. [[TheDitz Cooper]] has apparently believed that Jenny was male until she [[GenderReveal points it out]]. The fact that she has a [[note]]fraternal[[/note]] [[AlwaysIdenticalTwins twin brother]] does not help at all.
-->'''Cooper:''' You're just a really cool dude with {{long hair|IsFeminine}}.
* Sif from the [[Film/{{Thor}} Thor]] [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld movies]] is an ActionGirl who hangs out with an all-guy group of warriors.
* Mickey, in ''Film/TroubleWithTheCurve'', plays a mean game of bar pool, knows more about baseball than anyone else in the film, and can drink single-malt scotch straight from the bottle as a result of growing up hanging around baseball players.
* Kate the Blacksmith from ''Film/AKnightsTale''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''TheGreatBrain'' series has Dorretha "Britches Dotty" Blake. Including her beating up the local bully, naturally she's a redhead.
* Pepper (aka Pippin Galadriel Moonchild) in ''Literature/GoodOmens''. She's a redhead. Sadly, there are some signs that puberty, as it sets in, might start to complicate this a little - not so much for Pep as for the guys, who are already starting to notice that play-wrestling with her has more of an effect on them than it used to.
* ''Literature/DragonBones'': Stala. It is mentioned that she got her training by pretending to be a man, and now she is the leader of the guard of Hurog. Her men consider her one of them.
* ''Literature/{{Masques}}'': Aralorn. She grew up with a tolerant father, was allowed to become a mercenary, and later became a spy. She's still best buddies with her fellow mercenaries, who are all male. She mentions that she doesn't care particularly for more rights for all women, she just doesn't want to become a GirlyGirl and keep house for some husband, herself. Throughout the story, she's the only female fighter in a mixed group of refugees.
* Literature/EncyclopediaBrown's sidekick Sally Kimball. Sally suffered from inconsistent characterization, and ranged from this trope to "regular girl who just happens to be able to punch like a truck" and just about everywhere in between.
* Idgie in ''Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe'' starts out as this and becomes even more so as she gets older.
* Leslie Burke of ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia''. Her first friend is a guy, and it is implied that she doesn't have any others. The main character befriends and spends time with her to get away from his girly-girl sisters, despite the fact that she's a girl as well.
* Scout Finch in ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird''. Her real name is Jean Louise but she prefers the nickname "Scout", she plays with boys, hates dresses and considers "you act like a girl" an insult.
* Sam Fredericks (actually Salome) in ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' spends her time online as a boy [[ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet so she'll get taken seriously]].
* Birgitte in the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' series is like this to Mat; he sees her more as a drinking partner or fellow soldier than as a woman.
* Petra in ''Literature/EndersGame'' is one of the only girls in Battle School and wants to be considered by the boys as just one of them
* Subverted with ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Hermione is seen as One of the Boys, much to her chagrin when a dance comes around and neither Harry nor Ron ask her, even when they are talking about getting their own dates. A desperate Ron does eventually think to ask her and even uses the phrase "hey, you're a girl," only to be told (to his extreme disbelief) that she is already going with someone else.
* Karrin Murphy of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', and in her case 'the boys' are police officers and the literal monster-fighting main character. In spite of lacking any magic or supernatural powers, she is Harry's go-to person when he feels a need for back-up against the supernatural. Harry's occasional concerns over including her in his plans aren't as much because she's a woman as because he has ChronicHeroSyndrome and feels guilty when anyone helping him gets hurt. While Murphy normally makes it look easy, a short story written from her perspective mentions how much effort she put into learning to speak "[[MarsAndVenusGenderContrast Martian]]", which to her consists of a lot of different grunts and body postures but not much verbalising, and even though she is now pretty fluent in it, she still doesn't really understand the thought processes behind a lot of it.
* Wilhelmina "Bill" Robinson of Ceator/EnidBlyton's ''Literature/MaloryTowers'', the only girl slap-bang in the middle of seven brothers, with whom she mixes easily and on an equal level.
* Queen Christina from TheRoyalDiaries envies the freedom that boys have and enjoys besting her male friend in sports.
* ''Literature/TortallUniverse''
** Alanna from ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'' is the short-tempered and blunt girl who posed as a boy to become the kingdom's only female knight.
** Keladry, the female knight after Alanna. While Kel can openly be a girl, most of her friends are her fellow pages/squires, who are all male. Her friend Owen is astonished when she starts developing breasts (and expresses so just as bluntly) because it's such a visible reminder that she ''is'' a girl.
* Rachel's father in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' tells her mother in # 7 ''The Stranger'' that Rachel is as good as a son because she's a tough as a boy. They go hiking, watch ball games and go to gymnastic events together. [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]], though, since Rachel is ''also'' characterized as TheFashionista who insists on hiding outfits (not clothes, ''outfits'') in Cassie's barn just because she wants to look immaculate at all times.
* Literature/HonorHarrington had a very awkward (and painfully extended, due to the prolong treatments that give her a lifespan measured in multiple centuries) adolescence that left her feeling "like an overgrown horse". This combined with a pair of traumatic episodes in her time at the Academy to make her [[CelibateHero eschew romantic entanglements]] in the early installments.
* Thirteen-year-old tomboy [[ChildSoldier squad leader]] Jade in ''Literature/SomeoneElsesWar''.
* Jean Meredith, the Scout Master in Gene Stratton-Porter's 1935 ''Keeper of the Bees''. Stratton-Porter resists using pronouns all the way through the story. Jean [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority commands a rowdy pack of boys]]. Jamie, a soldier who becomes Jean's friend, observes that she is wearing herself to exhaustion and is actually falling behind her Scouts in physical development. When the Scouts do mutiny on her (she's menstruating, so won't go skinnydipping with them) Jamie seizes the opportunity to give her a GirlinessUpgrade, enrolling her in the Girl Scouts and calling her "young lady" at every opportunity.
* Discussed and invoked in ''[[{{Plato}} Plato's Republic]]'', where this is [[GenderIsNoObject pretty much the role of female guardians and auxiliaries.]]
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/StepByStep'':
** Frank's daughter, Al, fit very much in this trope in early episodes, due to being the only daughter of a single father with two brothers & her interest in sports (as well as the apparent lack of girls-only teams in Port Washington). Although Al very much may have continued her interest in sports later, this is very much forgotten onscreen by midway through the series as Christine Lakin entered puberty and the producers wanted to take advantage of her physical attractiveness.
** There were several episodes where Frank (a construction contractor) hired female construction workers who very much had male-oriented interests and spent off-work time with the guys. Said episodes would invariably deal with Carol's insecurities over Frank's relationship with the worker he hired.
** Sam (short for Samantha), JT's girlfriend in later seasons, having predominantly male interests (her [[WrenchWench reputation as a mechanic]] preceded her, which combined with the TomboyishName led to a SamusIsAGirl moment for JT when he first met her) and generally acting very much like a female version of her boyfriend.
* PJ of ''Series/MyBoys'', sort of fits this trope; she works in a predominantly-male profession (sportswriting), has a group of male friends she hangs out with, likes to play poker, and typically dons jeans-and-sweatshirts attire. But she also has a close female friend and isn't averse to occasionally acting more girly.
* Elaine from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. In one episode the fact that she only hangs out with guys becomes a plot point.
--> '''Kramer:''' You're a man's woman. You hate other women, and they hate you.
* CJ from ''Series/TheWestWing''. Her male coworkers completely accept her as part of the staff's boy's club (her best friend is a man), and treat her feminine characteristics as extensions of her personality rather than a divide between themselves and her. In an added layer, the only things she has that resemble female friends are Abbey and Donna, who are her boss's wife and a much younger underling respectively, and either never gets close to or outright dislikes the women on the same level as her.
* Of the most, if not ''the'' most frequent subject of [=MTV=]'s ''[=MADE=]'' is a burping, swearing, and [[RequiredSecondaryPowers usually athletic]] tomboy who wants to become a girly-girl of some caliber (usually a beauty pageant queen, but some of them just settle for just the femininity lessons) to make boys stop seeing her as OneOfTheBoys and want to go out with her. Since AllGuysWantCheerleaders, simply finding a guy who likes tomboys is of course out of the question. There were several (though not as many) episodes in the reverse wherein girly girls wanted to pursue a more traditionally masculine sport and had to work not only on their abilities but being taken seriously.
* In ''{{NCIS}}'', Ziva is very much this. She takes pride in "boy" things such as the [[ARealManIsAKiller many ways she knows how to kill people]].
* Djaq, from ''Series/RobinHood''. At one point, a fellow outlaw says: "Apart from being a girl, Djaq is one of the lads."
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': Debra Morgan, detective of the Miami Metro Police Department Homicide division and sister of Dexter, ability to be "one of the guys" is what allows her to be so effective at her job.
* Ivy from ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' is a surfer chick who gets very testy when someone doesn't treat her as Just One of the Guys.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'': Olivia Benson can use the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique with the best of them. And her partner is Elliot [=UnStabler=], so that's saying something.
* Moze from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. Her best friend is Ned, she doesn't have any real female friends (she spends some two seasons hunting for one), hangs out with Ned and Cookie, is aggressively athletic and very competitive (she joined the boys' wrestling team just to set enough athletic records to beat Polk's all-time high of 6 records), [[PassionateSportsGirl likes sports (particularly volleyball)]], loves woodshop, was dared to wear a [[RealWomenDontWearDresses flowery dress,]] has been beating Ned up since Pre-K, and actively hates skirts.
* Erin from ''Series/{{Titus}}''. While she is certainly fine with acting girly, the producers admitted that they wrote Erin as being One Of The Guys and Tommy had more aspects of being TheChick.
* Tori on ''Series/SavedByTheBell''.
* Sweet Dee in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', overlapping with TheLadette.
* Sarah Schneider on MTV's ''The College Humor Show''
* On one of the earliest ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episodes, Willow is chagrined when Xander calls her a 'guy friend' who knows about girls (particularly since he's getting advice from her on how to click with Buffy). Later on, she's quietly pleased when Buffy tells him ''he's'' 'like one of the girls' to her.
* DC Riley of ''Series/{{Whitechapel}}'' is this. Lampshaded in universe.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Dana Scully is shown to have been like this as a child in flashbacks. Her brothers even went so far as to get her a rifle for her birthday. She chooses not only a male-dominated college major (her undergraduate degree was Physics; her medical degree is specialized in pathology), but a male-dominated profession (the FBI), which is commented on at times in the series. While not a tomboy in clothing or mannerisms, she gets very upset when someone does not treat her as One of the Boys. She puts up a tough front on pretty much everything; it takes a season and a half of Mulder telling her she can lean on him and a kidnapping encounter with a sociopath to even get her to lower her walls at all. And even though she's small, she's mighty.
* Susan Ivanova in ''Series/BabylonFive'' is very much the hard-edged officer, and pals around with her male colleagues like it's nothing (which to some degree it is in 23rd-century human society). On the other hand, she does strike up friendships with other women, including Delenn, and even [[spoiler:falls in love with Talia]]. Any complexity in her relationships with other women have tended to be on account of the fact that most other human women she interacts with are telepaths, and her relationship with telepathy and the Psi Corps is... not very good.
* ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'':
** EmotionlessGirl Ellie is a drummer in an otherwise all-male garage band with a number of piercings. She does have a good female friend, but she is the only girl by season five who has strictly platonic relationship with a guy and she does maintain friendships with a couple of others.
** After she upsets Darcy, Jane says she can't deal with girls because they're too sensitive. Later on Jane joins the football team.
* Jenny from ''Series/TheLeague'' is better-versed in football and fantasy football than her own husband, and seems to mostly hang out with the guys even when their wives are around (case in point, Sofia). However, she is still quite feminine in many ways.
* Jackie Curatola in ''Series/BlueBloods'' is kind of like this being comfortable in a male environment and having a rather hardbitten personality. She is nice but she is edgy and is obviously not a ProperLady.
* ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' (the first PR series with a single female Ranger) - Shane offhandedly tells Tori that a guy at the beach was asking about her. When she asks why he didn't mention this before the guy (who she thinks is cute) left, he doesn't get it. Later, he and Dustin dig themselves even further into a hole.
--> '''Tori:''' You don't get it either. I'm a girl. ''Girrl.''
--> '''Dustin:''' Yeah, I know, but - like, you're not a ''girl''-girl.
--> '''Shane:''' You're like a guy-girl.
--> '''Kelly:''' My advice to you both? Stop trying to make it better, 'cause it's only getting worse.
* Any ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' team where TheSmurfettePrinciple is a tomboy technically qualifies, like Yuuri from ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger''. Any Super Sentai with a single female member is pretty much this by default, since the team always hangs out together, she'll always be hanging out with 4 other guys. Occasionally she'll have a social life or at least another non hero female friend, but usually she won't. In comparison teams with 2 female members will often have the two girls hanging together more often than with the males. This often makes the two female members treated as a unit during their focus episodes meaning single heroines on the squad tend to get developed better.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'': Because she is a Viper pilot and Commander Cain's daughter, Sheba fits into this trope. Subverted in that she retains many feminine traits.
* Invoked in the original pilot of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', "The Cage", when the female first officer (Number One) objects to Captain Pike's displeasure at having a woman on the bridge, and he has to hastily justify his obvious error by making her an exception to the rule.
* Elizabeth "Busy" Ramone from ''Series/ReadyOrNot'' is an only girl with three older brothers who were fairly close in age. She's by no means a pampered baby-girl of the family and has to be tough. She loves sports, mends her bike, plays the drums, works in her father's butcher's shop, and hangs out with guys. Her only female friend is her best friend GirlyGirl Amanda.
* Jo, in ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', who likes [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking 'monster trucks, mixed martial arts... and dolls']].
* Detective Erin Lindsay on ''{{Series/ChicagoPD}}'', likely due to her having been raised by Sergeant Hank Voight alongside his son Justin, then her joining the police force.
* ''Series/That70sShow'' gives us Donna. Almost always in jeans, happy to shoot hoops with the guys, with a booming voice (hey, she’s played by deep-voiced Laura Prepon), but she doesn’t seem to have a problem being seen in a sexy red dress.
* Amy in the ''Series/FrontierCircus'' episode "Stopover in Paradise". The only child of a rancher, her mother dies when she was few months old and her father raised her like he would a son.
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[[folder:Music]]
* DavidBowie plays with this trope in his song "Rebel Rebel", which is about an extravagant drag queen who the narrator sees as OneOfTheBoys.
* KatyPerry's "One of the Boys", played straight with {{Chickification}} being a good thing. Balanced out when she snubs the guy she originally chickified for - who is totally oblivious to her crush since he thought of their relationship as LikeBrotherAndSister.
* Music/{{Kesha}}'s stage persona and lyrics are more or less this, [[OrSoIHeard at least according to her entry...]]
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* Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} Moore was for most of her career, regardless of alignment or territory, unless it was an all female promotion such as the LPWA. That was until she was put in the man hating PMS in the Wrestling/WorldWrestlingFederation with Terri Runnels, Ryan Shamrock and their {{sex slave}} Meat (Because this was the "Attitude Era", when the WWF lost all sense of good taste). After PMS ended though, she went right back into this trope with the chain smoking, card playing, heavy drinking [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Acolyte]] [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Protection]] Agency. They didn't even try to strip her in poker (Miss Kitty was fair game though, much to her annoyance)
* [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Jazz]] in Wrestling/{{ECW}}, as it had no female division but she was a good enough wrestler to be an asset to the wrestling stables beyond cat fights or {{distract|ed by the sexy}}ions.
* Wrestling/DaizeeHaze cited this trope as her reason not to date any wrestler, except for maybe Wrestling/MattSydal. This was of course invitation for dozens of unwanted suitors.
* After Susan Morton beat Josie for the CWA-USWO Women's title at the April 2006 ''Mule Days'' event, the male baby {{face}}s poured out of the locker room and paraded her around the ring their shoulders.[[/folder]]

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* WrenchWench Natalie in the musical ''Theatre/AllShookUp''. She goes so far as to pull a SweetPollyOliver.
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* ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G.]]'' has several examples among its cast of fighting waitresses:
** Yuka and her best friend, Satomi, are both a couple of {{tomboy}}s, who [[ChildhoodFriends grew up together]] as sparring partners at her grandfather's dojo. As such, they're both athletic and exceptionally skilled martial artists, [[FriendlyRivalry from years of competition with each other]] in full-contact.
** [[AmbiguouslyBrown Jun Kubota]] is [[{{Ladette}} a more extreme example]], being [[AmazonianBeauty she's tall, semi-muscular]], can knock back brewskies like a pro, and prides herself on [[BadassBiker her bike riding skills.]] [[TheLadette You get the idea.]] But more than anything, she loves a good scrap, which is her main reason for competing in the tournament.
* ''JakAndDaxter'' gives us Keira: resident WrenchWench and childhood friend of the protagonists.
* The female Shepard in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is typically one of these. In the Citadel DLC, Vega and Cortez have no problem involving a female Shepard in a ritual that is traditionally very male-centric, specifically having a beer and watching the big biotiball game, and there's none of the awkwardness that would probably be taking place if the sole reason she was invited was to get access to that big-screen TV.
** In the third game, a Citadel sub-plot at the local nightclub shows us a lady talking to one of the guys on her squad, wanting to hang out with the rest of the guys while they're on leave. The guy tries (first by beating around the bush, then coming right out with it) to explain the other guys would be uncomfortable with letting their hair down around her, but she just bulldozes over his excuses in a decidedly crude, "I'm one of you guys" manner until he gives in.
* [[spoiler:Elh Melizée]] from ''{{Solatorobo}}''. While she doesn't seem to have any truly "boyish" interests (and even [[spoiler:knows a bit about flowers, but [[IWasJustPassingThrough only because they grew in her home village]], of course]]), she [[WholesomeCrossdresser wears boys' clothing]], [[{{Bokukko}} uses male pronouns]], and [[LadyLooksLikeADude appears male enough that Red and Chocolat mistake her for a guy at first sight]] - even a guard at an all-boys magic school that she sneaks into notes that, upon close inspection, "he couldn't possibly be a girl". Red [[UnsettlingGenderReveal flips out]] when he learns she's a girl, but even after that, he continues to treat her pretty much the same as he did when he thought she was a guy (aside from the ShipTease, anyway).
* Chie from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' seems to get along with the guys just fine and has a lot of masculine interests. However, this causes a bit of a complex for her. [[spoiler:No one is ever romantically interested with her or treats her like a girl, which eventually leads to ''deeply'' envying her best friend Yukiko for awhile until she meets her EnemyWithout, forcing her to aknowledge that part of herself.]]
* A rare [[GenderInvertedTrope Gender Inversion]] in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth''. Upon completing all of the girls' side-quests, the male main character, "The New Kid", is granted the title of "Honorary Girl" by them, and is given free access to the their club house as well as an invitation to their next slumber party.
* ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'': If Han Myong had his way, his daughter, [[{{tomboy}} Seong Mina]], would be wed and he'd swear her groom into the family as his son, so they could inherit his dojo. Except, she's rebellious and has [[JumpedAtTheCall and adventurous streak]]; preferring to travel the continent in search of [[ArtifactOfDoom Soul Edge.]] By ''SC II'', he'd given up on trying to marry her off and decided to just let her be.
* ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike]]'': Makoto is such an extreme example, that gamers [[ViewerGenderConfusion couldn't tell whether she was feminine looking boy, or a boyish looking girl]], when they first saw her. Which was muddled further by the fact that she was muscular, hard-hitting, and tomboyish in personality. It actually took [[BoobsOfSteel her dizzy animation]] to clear things up.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Mion in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''. Talks about herself as an old man, openly perverted, boyish, no obvious girly interests... but is ultimately a deconstruction of this trope; she actually does have them, and is upset to realize that Keiichi more or less really does see her as a guy. It's a problem when the guy you obviously like barely even recognizes your gender.
* Rin from ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', a {{tsundere}} {{tomboy}} who is part of a group of {{Childhood Friend}}s consisting of her and four boys, one of whom is her older brother. And indeed, her first appearance in the game is of her beating the crap out of [[DumbMuscle Masato]] for [[KindheartedCatLover hurting a poor kitty]].
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Hazel in ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots'' is definitely one of the boys; she hangs out with the guys during the bachelor party and has been repeatedly mentioned as actually being "the guy" in her relationship.
* Jodie from ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' is seen by the two boys she hangs out with as one of them and has never been established as having romantic feelings toward either of them. {{Lampshaded}} [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/530 here]].
* Haley Starshine from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', of the rather crude and loud variety, at least compared to Roy and Elan.
* Millie from ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' ends up in this niche, but not from any effort on her part. She's not the typical jock version of a tomboy, but still hangs out with boys, doesn't do anything too girly and objects to being that. Then turned on its head when Stefan asks Ozy if he knew any girls to ask about dating advice. Millie objects, standing right there. Stefan then asks her if SHE knows any girls to ask. "Why doesn't anyone notice I'm a girl?" indeed.
* In ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'', Kestrel is the only female student who continues to study as an Artifactor for more than a week. Understandably, but no less frustratingly to her, her classmates turn their affections elsewhere. When she got mistaken for a boy, she lost her temper and gave him MarshmallowHell.
* White is not only the most competent battling Pokemon Trainer in ''Webcomic/BlackAdventures'' and fond of power tools, she's [[spoiler:Zekrom's chosen partner, after it refused both Black and N for not being manly enough.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Archipelago}}'''s Credenza travels around with three other men. Before that she worked in an inn with only one other female.
-->"I admit, I'm not much for dressing up, but after hanging out with men for so long..."
* ''WebComic/EerieCuties'': [[{{bifauxnen}} Brooke's]] been noted for being tomboyish several times - from Ace pointing out that [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/you_have_turned_into_kade she's never worn a skirt]] (except as part of her school uniform), to besting [[spoiler: [[WebComic/MagickChicks Ash]]]] [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/top_of_my_class in a sparring match.]] But it hasn't stopped guys from hitting on her, she's even been dating [[spoiler: Ace]] [[RelationshipRevolvingDoor on-again/off-again.]]
* ''WebComic/VampireCheerleaders'': Suki is [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/practice_6 the rowdy, foulmouthed]], member of the team and is easily recognized by he dark BoyishShortHair. She's also the one who's most eager for sex. By vol.4, she's even become FriendsWithBenefits [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/hey_frell_buddy with Leonard.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', the webseries and comic make Golootha more of a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak. [[EffeminateMisogynisticGuy Omega]] [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Zell]] seems to categorise people as "male" (to whom he talks normally as long as he doesn't consider them of lower intelligence), "female" (that he quite vocally considers to be systematically inferior to him) and "Golgotha" (treated almost as well as male despite technically being female). Best cases are shown in the comic:
** During a tournament, he keeps telling his male guildmates that he'll be very embarassed if any of them loses to a female player, but a chill is quite obviously running up his spine when his own opponent turns out to be Golgotha.
** When he arrives at the fluxball training, he remarks that none of his female guilmates have arrived yet, only to have Arthéon point out that Golgotha (who's the guild's HonoraryTrueCompanion) is actually present.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Yumi Ishiyama of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' prefers martial arts to any girly activity, hangs out solely with boys for the whole Season 1, and only gains a female friend once Aelita is materialized.
* Margaret "Moose" Pearson from ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' is extremely tomboyish. She has a very deep voice (especially for her age), she hates girly activities, she refuses to wear dresses, she mainly hangs out with boys, she loves extreme activities and sports, doesn't mind getting dirty, cracks her knuckles, and can belch louder than any boy in the school.
** In one episode Pepper Ann is worried about her very boyish behavior and tries to make her act more feminine. It doesn't work, but in the end she decides that if she's happy being the way she is, she'll leave her alone.
* Gosalyn Mallard in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' is extremely tomboyish and, when shown with other kids, it doesn't seem like she as ''any'' female friends at all.
* Buttercup from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is the unfeminine one of the group. At school, she hangs out with the boys in their class. She can also belch loud enough to make buildings shatter, she loves getting dirty, and she hates some of the things her sisters like, including make-up, jewelry, dolls, ponies, and the color pink.
* Melissa in ''HomeMovies'' hangs out exclusively with her friends Brendon and Jason, and her father gets worried that she acts more tough and manly than either of them (which, to be fair, is not much).
* Reggie Rocket in ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' is almost always seen launching off ramps, riding waves, or carving slopes with her brother Otto and their two male friends Twister and Sam.
* Sam(antha) Manson in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' hangs around with best pals Danny and Tucker. Though she's not too much of a tomboy, she often participates in activities her male friends do and there are a few instances where Danny and Tucker take her gender for granted, treating her more "like a guy" then the girl she is, causing her to be annoyed.
* Jade from ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' is very much like this. One male friend, and a definite interest in martial arts.
** Plus her [[{{Gasshole}} belching habit]] in "Relics of Demons Past".
* [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Gadget]] is never shown to have any real female friends, doesn't wear any make up or jewelry (except for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7ov2mj-Rj4&t=5m59s that one time]]), and [[WrenchWench her]] [[GadgeteerGenius interests]] are anything but "girly," so she definitely fits this trope. Even so, though, she isn't exactly what you would call a "tomboy."
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Toph. As a prodigious Earthbender (who uses it [[DisabilitySuperpower to simulate sight]]) the girl literally loves to play in mud (she considers a coating of dirt to be healthy) and her favourite pastimes include practice brawls with Aang and ribbing Sokka. She can pretend to be lady-like when necessary but she'd rather not, however, and when she and Katara get to go to a spa she enjoys herself quite a bit.
** Before joining the group, she belonged to a professional wrestling troupe and was the undefeated champion of the arena. She even teases Aang about not being manly when they first meet (in the ring), saying "nobody wants to see TWO little girls fight", and nicknames him "twinkle toes" because of how lightly he walks (consider how she "sees" and what her first impression would be in that case)
** At one point, Aang and Sokka are playing around with Appa's shed fur. Katara is grateful to have another girl on the team, until Toph decides to joins them.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' gives us Korra, who doesn't like makeup and shopping and would much rather be playing sports alongside her guy-friends and besting them in belching contests. She later aknowledges that there's nothing ''wrong'' with femininity itself and that she shouldn't judge {{girly girl}}s solely on their looks, however.
** Korra is also kind of a meta example: Nickelodeon had misgivings about making an action-oriented series with a predominately male target audience centred around a teen heroine. However, they found in test audiences that boys responded very positively to Korra as a cool, badass hero, and didn't really care that she was a girl.
* Gina Gillotti in ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', who often hangs out with Dennis, Joey, Peebee and Jay. Sometimes subverts this by spending time hanging around with [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Margaret Wade]] instead though.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''' Spinelli is a wrestling fan and the "toughest kid in school".
* Kim aka Sliced Ice of ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce'', throughout the entire show, she is a {{Tomboy}} who is never shown to have any female friends, mainly hanging out with the other Skysurfers.
* Nova from ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''. She's [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only female monkey on the team]], but her male teammates respect her and treat her as one of them.
* On ''[[WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter PB&J Otter]]'', Baby Butter (the "B" in between her big brother Peanut and big sister Jelly) loved playing in mud and preferred to hang with big brother Peanut and his friends, rather Jelly and her best friend, the very-much-girly Pinch Raccoon. This certainly didn't help with the ViewerGenderConfusion, as she had a similar character model to Peanut and no TertiarySexualCharacteristics.
* Julie Kane of the Burners on ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}''. Especially compared to her [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl girly girl]] friend Claire or Foxy, the leader of the Amazons.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'':
** For the first season, TheWasp subverted it. She was generally a GirlyGirl, but was also the only girl on the team, enjoyed fighting supervillains more than anyone else on the team, and was extroverted enough to become a fan-favourite.
** Season 2 brought Carol "MsMarvel" Danvers onto the team who, as an accomplished military woman, fighter pilot, and a new [[TheBigGuy big gun on the team]] to use while they dealt with the missing Thor and Hulk during the first half of the season, more than played this role straight.
** Then there's ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}}, who spent her guest episode mostly cracking jokes, [[BackToBackBadasses kicking butt alongside Hawkeye]], and, when captured by HYDRA as part of their plan to infiltrate the base, she bonds with the male agents guarding her by sharing war stories until they're almost willing to loosen her binds. Basically, if she's a costumed hero, on the same side as the Avengers, she's likely to be this.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Minh is an expert sharpshooter (she learned in Laos), and even learns to have fun as the only woman in the local gun club.
-->'''Dale:''' Minh is the coolest! She beat me at Stratego! And she can belch just like a dude.
* Spike in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is a rare GenderFlip example that isn't PlayedForLaughs. He's shown to gleefully take part in all their girly activities like going to the spa and playing with dolls.
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