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Playing With: Designated Girl Fight
Basic Trope: Women always fight other women.
  • Straight: Whe Alice and Claire's teams square off, they fight eachother.
  • Exaggerated: Two armies, both having soldiers of both sexes, face off. Every female soldier on one side fights a female soldier on the other side.
  • Downplayed: Alice and Claire target each other most of the time, but they do not fight each other exclusively.
  • Justified:
    • It's Personal between Alice and Claire.
    • Alice's skill set is the best suited for dealing with the Dark Action Girl (or vice versa, depending on which side gets to dictate the terms of battle)
    • Claire is a violent sadist whom is known for brutal attacks towards male genitalia, which is the real reason why the men are rather hesitant on fighting her.
    • Men on both sides have "won't hit a girl" policy.
  • Inverted: The One Guy on one side fights the other side's only girl.
  • Gender Inverted: The One Guy on side fights the other side's The One Guy
  • Subverted:
    • Alice and Claire face off, size each other up... and switch to different opponents.
    • Alternatively: One of them turns out to be a guy in drag.
    • For a Third Option, the fight is just getting started when one combatant proceeds to Curb Stomp the other, and moves on to another opponent.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Both Alice and Claire easily defeat their respective opponents, then fight each other.
    • Or both choose the only other women on each team for their opponents, so the fights are still both girl vs. girl.
    • From Subverted #2, she isn't a guy in drag at all. She just looks like one.
  • Parodied:
    • Alice and Claire start fighting, and their male teammates stop to watch.
    • Or when they deliberately play up the Foe Yay then Les Yay but the tone is still light hearted.
    • The matches are horribly unbalanced! For example: The "good" guys send little and fragile Alice (who's an Actual Pacifist to boot!) against Claire who is a murderous and nigh unstoppable Brawn Hilda. Seriously, what the hell heroes!?
    • The two have a pillow fight.
    • The pair start at opposite ends of a massive battlefield, and ignore all other potential targets in order to fight one another.
  • Zig Zagged: Claire beats Alice and moves onto another opponent... but then Alice gets back up, and the fight continues.
  • Averted: The female characters on each side don't fight each other.
  • Enforced:
  • Lampshaded: "Look, there's a girl on the other side! Fortunately, we've got one on our side, too."
  • Invoked:
    • Claire joins the fight for the express purpose of having a chance to rip her goody-two-shoes counterpart's face off.
    • Alternatively, one team recruits Alice for the sole purpose of countering any Action Girls their opponents may have.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Claire wants to fight Alice, but her male teammate's skill set is a better matchup against that particular opponent, so she lets him handle it. She fights a male opponent whom her skill set is better suited to dealing with.
  • Discussed: "Woo, catfight!"
  • Conversed: "So why is it that the female characters in action movies always fight each other?"
  • Deconstructed:
    • The Action Girl is mentally unable to fight at her full potential against men due to a tragic accident in her backstory.
    • Alternatively, the Action Girl doesn't fight men because she doesn't feel like it's fair to fight someone who's (technically) not allowed to fight her.
    • Or they do go the Les Yay / Foe Yay route but have the Claire be a Psycho Lesbian who wants to rape Alice (if she hasn't already). And even if the scene is played for Drama it both of these ladies are an example of Ms. Fanservice can invoke certain other reactions as well. (Though to be fair there is a chance for it to be intentional especially if its a dark comedy.)
    • This is not a Cat Fight. This is bloody, brutal combat. There is no hair pulling, there is no torn clothing, and the only thing these girls are covered in is blood. Someone will die, and if they're lucky, they won't need to be identified by dental records (assuming they have any teeth left.) The survivor will likely leave with heavy scars at best, and possibly permanent injuries. Alice, if she survives, may be traumatized by what she just did... Or might not even bat an eyelash when asked about it later.
  • Reconstructed: She overcomes her mental block, but still happens to have the skills best-suited to taking down the Claire. Now, though, she can keep fighting after.

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