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* Hungary from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', when she was young. She grew into a NinjaMaid. Also, a male example is Chibitalia aka young [[TheDitz North Italy]], who defeats the Ottoman Empire with presumably nothing but a longbow at one point.
** Child!Prussia, who is not only a BloodKnight, but started as the personification of the [[UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights Teutonic Knights]].
** Finland also qualifies. Until the Winter War, you'd think his fighting skills were just an InformedAbility... He's actually a rather fearsome FriendlySniper. At another point, he's so disappointed when [[GentleGiant Sweden]] calls off a battle with Lithuana and Poland that he ''cries'' and [[DrowningHisSorrows drowns his sorrows]].
** Definitely [[LoveFreak America]], who as a two-year-old who could swing a bison by its front hooves. And as an adult, he [[MegatonPunch Megaton Punches]] one of the [[AlienInvasion Pict]] in TheMovie, sending it flying. Not to mention him cheerfully dragging a parked [[note]] Most strong men who do this do not use a parked car so the motor's running [[/note]] car over to its owner to ask if he can borrow it? Cute bruiser.
** Japan, who despite his very youthful appearance beats the hell out of the [[spoiler: [[AlternateUniverse Parallel!France]] that tries to attack him in the 2010 Bloodbath]] with a ''[[ImprobableWeaponUser rolled up poster]]''.
** [[CheerfulChild Sealand]], who is not only a SuperStrongChild, but manages to [[spoiler: knock out one of the Paralell!Frances that attacks him the same Bloodbath]] in [[MegatonPunch one punch]]. It's because he's MadeOfIron, literally, as a sea fort.
** [[ImmortalImmaturity China]], who [[DudeLooksLikeALady despite his looks]] not only managed to beat all three Axis Powers repeatedly [[ImprobableWeaponUser wielding nothing but a wok]], but who once managed to punch a gaping hole through a cement wall with ''nothing but his fists and head''.
* Anime/BirdyTheMighty has already been known as an ActionGirl, but what's surprising is that she has been that even at such a young age. The second episode of the second season has a flashback of her confronting an evil monster and ''tearing off its arm!'' During her ''childhood!''

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* Hungary from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', when she was young. She grew into a NinjaMaid. Also, a male example is Chibitalia aka young [[TheDitz North Italy]], who defeats the Ottoman Empire with presumably nothing but a longbow at one point.
** Child!Prussia, who is not only a BloodKnight, but started as the personification of the [[UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights Teutonic Knights]].
** Finland also qualifies. Until the Winter War, you'd think his fighting skills were just an InformedAbility... He's actually a rather fearsome FriendlySniper. At another point, he's so disappointed when [[GentleGiant Sweden]] calls off a battle with Lithuana and Poland that he ''cries'' and [[DrowningHisSorrows drowns his sorrows]].
** Definitely [[LoveFreak America]], who as a two-year-old who could swing a bison by its front hooves. And as an adult, he [[MegatonPunch Megaton Punches]] one of the [[AlienInvasion Pict]] in TheMovie, sending it flying. Not to mention him cheerfully dragging a parked [[note]] Most strong men who do this do not use a parked car so the motor's running [[/note]] car over to its owner to ask if he can borrow it? Cute bruiser.
** Japan, who despite his very youthful appearance beats the hell out of the [[spoiler: [[AlternateUniverse Parallel!France]] that tries to attack him in the 2010 Bloodbath]] with a ''[[ImprobableWeaponUser rolled up poster]]''.
** [[CheerfulChild Sealand]], who is not only a SuperStrongChild, but manages to [[spoiler: knock out one of the Paralell!Frances that attacks him the same Bloodbath]] in [[MegatonPunch one punch]]. It's because he's MadeOfIron, literally, as a sea fort.
** [[ImmortalImmaturity China]], who [[DudeLooksLikeALady despite his looks]] not only managed to beat all three Axis Powers repeatedly [[ImprobableWeaponUser wielding nothing but a wok]], but who once managed to punch a gaping hole through a cement wall with ''nothing but his fists and head''.
* Anime/BirdyTheMighty
''Anime/BirdyTheMighty'': The title character has already been known as an ActionGirl, but what's surprising is that she has been that even at such a young age. The second episode of the second season has a flashback of her confronting an evil monster and ''tearing off its arm!'' During her ''childhood!''



* All of [[TheHeroine The Heroines]] from the Anime/PrettyCure franchise [[SupportPartyMember except]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Hikari Kujou/Shiny Luminous]] are this. However, their {{Signature Move}}s tend to be magical {{Wave Motion Gun}}s.

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* All of [[TheHeroine The Heroines]] from the Anime/PrettyCure ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise [[SupportPartyMember except]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Hikari Kujou/Shiny Luminous]] are this. However, their {{Signature Move}}s tend to be magical {{Wave Motion Gun}}s.



* The title character of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' is an adorable teen girl...and also a merciless fighter who shreds Lovecraftian abominations like they're made of tissue paper. Of course, she's also the human form of Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos, one of the most powerful beings in the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.



* Hungary from ''Webcomic/HetaliaAxisPowers'', when she was young. She grew into a NinjaMaid. Also, a male example is Chibitalia aka young [[TheDitz North Italy]], who defeats the Ottoman Empire with presumably nothing but a longbow at one point.
** Child!Prussia, who is not only a BloodKnight, but started as the personification of the [[UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights Teutonic Knights]].
** Finland also qualifies. Until the Winter War, you'd think his fighting skills were just an InformedAbility... He's actually a rather fearsome FriendlySniper. At another point, he's so disappointed when [[GentleGiant Sweden]] calls off a battle with Lithuana and Poland that he ''cries'' and [[DrowningHisSorrows drowns his sorrows]].
** Definitely [[LoveFreak America]], who as a two-year-old who could swing a bison by its front hooves. And as an adult, he [[MegatonPunch Megaton Punches]] one of the [[AlienInvasion Pict]] in TheMovie, sending it flying. Not to mention him cheerfully dragging a parked [[note]] Most strong men who do this do not use a parked car so the motor's running [[/note]] car over to its owner to ask if he can borrow it? Cute bruiser.
** Japan, who despite his very youthful appearance beats the hell out of the [[spoiler: [[AlternateUniverse Parallel!France]] that tries to attack him in the 2010 Bloodbath]] with a ''[[ImprobableWeaponUser rolled up poster]]''.
** [[CheerfulChild Sealand]], who is not only a SuperStrongChild, but manages to [[spoiler: knock out one of the Paralell!Frances that attacks him the same Bloodbath]] in [[MegatonPunch one punch]]. It's because he's MadeOfIron, literally, as a sea fort.
** [[ImmortalImmaturity China]], who [[DudeLooksLikeALady despite his looks]] not only managed to beat all three Axis Powers repeatedly [[ImprobableWeaponUser wielding nothing but a wok]], but who once managed to punch a gaping hole through a cement wall with ''nothing but his fists and head''.



* Compared to the many AmazonianBeauties that populate her class, Ku Fei from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is positively tiny, yet she is respectfully referred to as "Chairman" by numerous ''male'' martial artists for her fighting prowess. Also gains extra cuteness points for being TheDitz.
** And on the male side, we have the lead character himself, his friend Kotaro the wolf boy, and (though "cute" may not be the right term) the apparent BigBad Fate Averruncus [[spoiler: aka "Tertium" the Third]]. Each is an AdorablyPrecociousChild, and they are some of the best fighters seen in the series so far.
** Robotic character Chachamaru is a HugeSchoolgirl normally, but she has two body types that are much more child-like in design without losing the SuperStrength.

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* Compared to the many AmazonianBeauties that populate her class, Ku Fei from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is positively tiny, yet she is respectfully referred to as "Chairman" by numerous ''male'' martial artists for her fighting prowess. Also gains extra cuteness points for being TheDitz.
** And on the male side, we have the lead character himself, his friend Kotaro the wolf boy, and (though "cute" may not be the right term) the apparent BigBad Fate Averruncus [[spoiler: aka "Tertium" the Third]]. Each is an AdorablyPrecociousChild, and they are some of the best fighters seen in the series so far.
** Robotic character Chachamaru is a HugeSchoolgirl normally, but she has two body types that are much more child-like in design without losing the SuperStrength.


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* Compared to the many AmazonianBeauties that populate her class, Ku Fei from ''Manga/NegimaMagisterNegiMagi'' is positively tiny, yet she is respectfully referred to as "Chairman" by numerous ''male'' martial artists for her fighting prowess. Also gains extra cuteness points for being TheDitz.
** And on the male side, we have the lead character himself, his friend Kotaro the wolf boy, and (though "cute" may not be the right term) the apparent BigBad Fate Averruncus [[spoiler: aka "Tertium" the Third]]. Each is an AdorablyPrecociousChild, and they are some of the best fighters seen in the series so far.
** Robotic character Chachamaru is a HugeSchoolgirl normally, but she has two body types that are much more child-like in design without losing the SuperStrength.


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* The title character of ''LightNovel/NyarukoCrawlingWithLove'' is an adorable teen girl...and also a merciless fighter who shreds Lovecraftian abominations like they're made of tissue paper. Of course, she's also the human form of Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos, one of the most powerful beings in the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.


* Eve from ''Manga/BlackCat''. She has nanobots that change when she wants to, effectively a shape shifter

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* Eve from ''Manga/BlackCat''. She has nanobots that change when she wants to, effectively a shape shiftershifter.
* Luck Voltia from ''Manga/BlackClover'' is a RareMaleExample. Despite being 18, Luck looks young for his age with messy blonde hair, big blue eyes, and a smile noted to be cute. He's also a deranged fighter who uses lightning gloves and boots to ricochet around.


* Several of the women from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. Mikasa Ackermann, Annie Leonhart, Krista Renz, and Petra Ral are all small, adorable-looking women..... but are also accomplished soldiers capable of killing a 15 meter HumanoidAbomination on their own. The first three graduated in the Top 10 of their military class of 200+, while Petra was handpicked to be a member of TheSquad due to her high ratio of Titan kills.


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* Tachibana Hotaru from ''Manga/AoharuXMachinegun'' is a slender and adorable high school girl, with incredible speed, agility, and physical strength far beyond normal teenager. When she doesn't have a gun or any other weapon at hands, she fights [[BareFistedMonk with her fists]].


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* Several of the women from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. Mikasa Ackermann, Annie Leonhart, Krista Renz, and Petra Ral are all small, adorable-looking women..... but are also accomplished soldiers capable of killing a 15 meter HumanoidAbomination on their own. The first three graduated in the Top 10 of their military class of 200+, while Petra was handpicked to be a member of TheSquad due to her high ratio of Titan kills.


* Male example: Hani from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. Who would have guessed the adorable little boy obsessed with cake and stuffed animals was both [[OlderThanTheyLook a third-year high-school student]] and a master martial artist?

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* Male example: Hani Honey from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. Who would have guessed the adorable little boy obsessed with cake and stuffed animals was both [[OlderThanTheyLook a third-year high-school student]] and a master martial artist?


* Male example: Hani from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. Just... don't mess with him, okay?

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* Male example: Hani from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. Just... don't mess Who would have guessed the adorable little boy obsessed with him, okay?cake and stuffed animals was both [[OlderThanTheyLook a third-year high-school student]] and a master martial artist?


* Kirie from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''is probably [[HelloNurse the most attractive girl around]] and is remarkably strong for a girl her age, capable of even lifting, suplexing and throwing other people around.

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* Kirie from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''is probably [[HelloNurse [[MsFanservice the most attractive girl around]] and is remarkably strong for a girl her age, capable of even lifting, suplexing and throwing other people around.


* Kanami from ''Anime/LogHorizon'', though older [[spoiler: she has a 3-year-old daughter]], has such a [[GenkiGirl genki]] personality, and a "punch first and ask questions later" attitude, that she fits this trope in spirit.



* Kanami from ''Anime/LogHorizon'', though older [[spoiler: she has a 3-year-old daughter]], has such a [[GenkiGirl genki]] personality, and a "punch first and ask questions later" attitude, that she fits this trope in spirit.


* Pan in ''Anime/DragonBallZ/[[Anime/DragonBallGT GT]]''. She was cuter in ''DBZ'', but more of a bruiser in ''GT''.

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Pan in ''Anime/DragonBallZ/[[Anime/DragonBallGT GT]]''. She was cuter in ''DBZ'', but more of a bruiser in ''GT''.


* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders'': Alessi thought he had the advantage when he de-aged certified badass Jotaro by ten years, which also meant Jotaro lost access to his Stand. Then he learns that Jotaro ''was this trope as a kid'', and Jotaro proceeds to beat him to a pulp ''without'' his Stand, using nothing but his seven-year-old fists.



* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders'': Alessi thought he had the advantage when he de-aged certified badass Jotaro by ten years, which also meant Jotaro lost access to his Stand. Then he learns that Jotaro ''was this trope as a kid'', and Jotaro proceeds to beat him to a pulp ''without'' his Stand, using nothing but his seven-year-old fists.


* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders'': Alessi thought he had the advantage when he de-aged certified {{Badass}} Jotaro by ten years, which also meant Jotaro lost access to his Stand. Then he learns that Jotaro ''was this trope as a kid'', and Jotaro proceeds to beat him to a pulp ''without'' his Stand, using nothing but his seven-year-old fists.

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders'': Alessi thought he had the advantage when he de-aged certified {{Badass}} badass Jotaro by ten years, which also meant Jotaro lost access to his Stand. Then he learns that Jotaro ''was this trope as a kid'', and Jotaro proceeds to beat him to a pulp ''without'' his Stand, using nothing but his seven-year-old fists.

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders'': Alessi thought he had the advantage when he de-aged certified {{Badass}} Jotaro by ten years, which also meant Jotaro lost access to his Stand. Then he learns that Jotaro ''was this trope as a kid'', and Jotaro proceeds to beat him to a pulp ''without'' his Stand, using nothing but his seven-year-old fists.


** There's also Yuri Eberwein from [[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Gears of Destiny]], who packs slow but powerful melee attacks and some seriously tanky defenses.

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** There's also Yuri Eberwein from [[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Gears of Destiny]], Destiny]]'', who packs slow but powerful melee attacks and some seriously tanky defenses.


*** [[KungFuJesus Vivio]] as well, who is something of a {{Shotoclone}}, and she later becomes a BoxingBattler in ''Anime/VividStrike''.



*** [[KungFuJesus Vivio]] as well, who is something of a {{Shotoclone}}, and she later becomes a BoxingBattler in ''Anime/VividStrike''.


** There's also Yuri Eberwein from [[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Gears of Destiny]], who packs slow but powerful melee attacks and some seriously tanky defenses.



* Shiratori from ''Manga/PaniPoniDash'' is a bit taller than the average cute bruiser but she is cute - and has a hand chop that has an impossible amount of power behind it. In one episode she applies a "wake up chop" to a sleeping Himeko and imprints her face into the metal plate at the bottom of the desk.

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* Shiratori from ''Manga/PaniPoniDash'' ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' is a bit taller than the average cute bruiser but she is cute - and has a hand chop that has an impossible amount of power behind it. In one episode she applies a "wake up chop" to a sleeping Himeko and imprints her face into the metal plate at the bottom of the desk.

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* Kanami from ''Anime/LogHorizon'', though older [[spoiler: she has a 3-year-old daughter]], has such a [[GenkiGirl genki]] personality, and a "punch first and ask questions later" attitude, that she fits this trope in spirit.

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