02:46:46 AM Feb 4th 2015
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Alan wake: American nightmare The first human you meet, Emma Sloan, is a mechanic. A good mechanic and good looking Suggest it be added to the video games section
03:39:58 PM Jul 13th 2013
Moved this here for clarification by someone who's read the book:
- Dagny Taggart, the main heroine of Atlas Shrugged, can't live without her railroad, is not too keen on pointless parties that other rich girls go to and has a very masculine dress code.
01:12:23 AM Jun 20th 2013
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I suggest a less, shall we say... disagreeable name for it. Most of these characters that I have seen are modest, respectable, and not the least objectifed. Suggest renaming it after Rosie the riveter or Audrie from Atlantis: The Lost Empire. After all, it's the character description of women who know how to fix things, which can be a number of different personalities, and not just some mechanically smart version Ms.F.
12:05:30 PM Sep 25th 2012
edited by captainpat
edited by captainpat
Moving zero context examples here. Please re-add the examples with context explaining why these characters are wrench wenches. Things like whether it's the job, a hobby, or what area they specialize in should be in these examples.
Anime and Manga
- Several of the girls in Ah! My Goddess, most prominently Chihiro Fujimi.
- Although the lead character Keiichi's little sister, Megumi Morisato, gets more screentime, and seems to fit this trope just as well.
- Lavie Head in Last Exile.
- Morinas in Simoun.
- Bulma in Dragon Ball, especially in Dragon Ball Z.
- Ritsuko in Neon Genesis Evangelion is both this and the Hot Scientist.
- Miss Yuki from Idaten Jump.
- Kururu from Air Gear. For that matter, the Tool Toul To team is completely made of Wrench Wenches.
- Reite from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
- Handa Suzu in Transistor Teaset.
- Sky Girls has the twins Ranko and Haruko Mikagami.
- Mara Spencer from Love Is in the Bag.
- Avalon and Kaylee in Fly Or Fall have fairy powers surrounding this trope.
- Stacy Ferguson plays a Wrench Wench in Planet Terror. Then her brain gets eaten.
- Jet Girl from Tank Girl (both film and comic).
- Clear from the first Final Destination movie.
- Michelle Rodriguez tends to play this character.
- Terry in the MST3K fodder film Angels Revenge.
- Averted in Wing Commander, when the main character mistakes his commanding officer for one.
- Darya Melnikova stars as one in Cinderella Four By Four.
- Betty Jo Bradley (the youngest daughter) from Petticoat Junction.
- Bonnie and April in Knight Rider.
- Cally on Battlestar Galactica would qualify, if her personality didn't make her The Scrappy of the series. And if she didn't smell like boiled cabbage.
- Seelix starts as one of these, before she becomes a pilot.
- Charlene in Neighbours. Played by Kylie Minogue, no less.
- And later Steph Scully in Neighbours. Then Janae Timmons took up the mantle.
- Played straight in FlashForward with Keiko.
- Kari Byron on MythBusters. Technically also falls under "real life".
- Debbie Dingle in Emmerdale.
- Bananarama in their video for "Cruel Summer."
- Rinhanna in her "Shut up and drive" MV seem to be this, but she doesn't do much though. Other girls in the MV also count.
- Steampunk band The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have written a song celebrating this sort of woman called Goggles.
- The girl in Dave Edmunds' "Slipping Away" video. She cleans up nicely at the end, too.
- WOW, a short-lived women's wrestling promotion populated largely with goofy gimmicks, had Wendi Wheels to fill this role.
- Nora "Molly Holly" Greenwald and Lisa Marie "Victoria/Tara" Varon are both real life versions of this with the latter owning a customs shop.
- In the Elvis-based musical All Shook Up, Natalie is this.
- Li Kohran in Sakura Taisen.
- From Wing Commander:
- Maureen Corley from Full Throttle.
- The kappa Nitori Kawashiro from the Touhou Project series; an earlier example is/are Rika/Rikako Asakura.
- Lucca from Chrono Trigger, according to some.
- Luca from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. A little portly (she's a dwarf, and amazingly, one who mostly defies Our Dwarves Are All the Same), but otherwise fits.
- Suzette/Crepe from Solatorobo.
- Moira Brown from Fallout 3, combined with Genki Girl.
- In the first Ratchet & Clank, one of these gives Clank an upgrade.
- Kokonoe from BlazBlue, crossed with Mad Scientist, for good measure.
- Nitrine the goblin in Flaky Pastry is this, although results are distinctly mixed and sometimes plain dangerous
- Ash Upton from Misfile. But there's more about her than meets the eye.
- There's also Missi Fuller, and Emily McArthur is starting to pick up some of the tendencies.
- Commented on in a Mac Hall comic.
- Lith from It's Walky!
- One has recently been released in Schlock Mercenary.
- Aby from Kevin & Kell; going so far that she is actually Married to the Job.
- Alice from I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space
- Wrench from Antihero for Hire.
- Florence from Freefall.
- Kestrel from Tales of the Questor
- Lin 47223b, the main character in Slipshine's Linburger.
- Kammi from Inhuman. She doesn't exactly fit "gearhead fantasy", seeing as most of the other characters are terrified of her.
- "You let Jet drive you and you live with a homicidal madman, but you're afraid of Kammi?"
- Sasha the Ensemble Dark Horse from Sluggy Freelance.
- From Girl Genius:
- Robyn from 1977 The Comic.
- Engineer-tan from Nerf NOW, of course.
- Molly and Galatea from The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!.
- This panel of Chester 5000 XYV.
- Kimiko from Dresden Codak.
- Captain Martello from Mushroom Go.
- Petria from The Phoenix Requiem fits this trope to a degree.
- In Blue Yonder, Lena has apps.
- Leela from Futurama
- Gadget Hackwrench in Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers. Also a Gadgeteer Genius.
- Charley from Biker Mice from Mars.
- Aja Leith from Jem and the Holograms shares some traits here.
- An early appearance by Luanne in King of the Hill had her showing signs of this trope. However, she quickly devolved to the airhead we all know now.
- Lori in Transformers Cybertron.
- Widget from Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!!
- Ginger Snap from Strawberry Shortcake.
- Jenny 10 from Dex Hamilton Alien Entomologist.
- To a certain extent the Fireside Girls from Phineas and Ferb, though it's the characters who are directing most of their efforts.
- Maggie Weston from Exo Squad.
- Turbine, a member of the Road Crew in Ben 10, is a villainous version.
- Casey from Denver the Last Dinosaur.
- Wing Commander Academy has the Irish Green-Eyed Redhead Maya McEaddens.
04:58:55 AM Feb 20th 2012
The entry under Winry Rockbell was excessively long and pointless. I don't need a detailed account of her entire life to see how she fits the trope. I deleted nearly all of it. If you want to put it back go ahead but honestly I don't see the point.
08:42:52 PM Oct 21st 2011
I've not looked through the examples, but the article itself strikes a really annoying and somewhat sexist tone, particularly objectifying Winry in the caption and the article's implication that a woman mechanic is somehow exclusively the domain of male fantasy.