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* In ''Manga/{{Cyborg009}}'', Francoise aka 003 generally senses danger so the big strong men can deal with it, [[PromotionToParent holds the psychic baby]] and is usually the one who bemoans the fact that their duty as cyborgs keeps herself and the others from living peaceful lives. Yet she ''always'' joins the team in battle when they need her abilities no matter what horrible things she has to see or sense to aid them, keeps her cool when it's needed, gives [[TheLancer the bratty Lancer]] of the group [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan verbal beatdowns]] ''more than once'' without flinching, is [[TheProfessor Dr. Gilmore]]'s most reliable assistant, and when necessary she proves that she is [[ActionGirl fully capable of defending herself and even occasionally saving the day singlehandedly]]. Thus, she doubles as The Chick and TheSmartGuy, with some dashes of TheLancer when on her boldest.

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* In ''Manga/{{Cyborg009}}'', ''Manga/Cyborg009'', Francoise aka 003 generally senses danger so the big strong men can deal with it, [[PromotionToParent holds the psychic baby]] and is usually the one who bemoans the fact that their duty as cyborgs keeps herself and the others from living peaceful lives. Yet she ''always'' joins the team in battle when they need her abilities no matter what horrible things she has to see or sense to aid them, keeps her cool when it's needed, gives [[TheLancer the bratty Lancer]] of the group [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan verbal beatdowns]] ''more than once'' without flinching, is [[TheProfessor Dr. Gilmore]]'s most reliable assistant, and when necessary she proves that she is [[ActionGirl fully capable of defending herself and even occasionally saving the day singlehandedly]]. Thus, she doubles as The Chick and TheSmartGuy, with some dashes of TheLancer when on her boldest.


* ''Manga/{{Cyborg009}}'', Francoise aka 003 generally senses danger so the big strong men can deal with it, [[PromotionToParent holds the psychic baby]] and is usually the one who bemoans the fact that their duty as cyborgs keeps herself and the others from living peaceful lives. Yet she ''always'' joins the team in battle when they need her abilities no matter what horrible things she has to see or sense to aid them, keeps her cool when it's needed, gives [[TheLancer the bratty Lancer]] of the group [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan verbal beatdowns]] ''more than once'' without flinching, is [[TheProfessor Dr. Gilmore]]'s most reliable assistant, and when necessary she proves that she is [[ActionGirl fully capable of defending herself and even occasionally saving the day singlehandedly]]. Thus, she doubles as The Chick and TheSmartGuy, with some dashes of TheLancer when on her boldest.

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* In ''Manga/{{Cyborg009}}'', Francoise aka 003 generally senses danger so the big strong men can deal with it, [[PromotionToParent holds the psychic baby]] and is usually the one who bemoans the fact that their duty as cyborgs keeps herself and the others from living peaceful lives. Yet she ''always'' joins the team in battle when they need her abilities no matter what horrible things she has to see or sense to aid them, keeps her cool when it's needed, gives [[TheLancer the bratty Lancer]] of the group [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan verbal beatdowns]] ''more than once'' without flinching, is [[TheProfessor Dr. Gilmore]]'s most reliable assistant, and when necessary she proves that she is [[ActionGirl fully capable of defending herself and even occasionally saving the day singlehandedly]]. Thus, she doubles as The Chick and TheSmartGuy, with some dashes of TheLancer when on her boldest.


* Judy in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'' is rather noteworthy in that her character was created specifically because the crew were enchanted by how cute the actress was.

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* Judy in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'' ''Film/{{Night of the Living Dead|1968}}'' is rather noteworthy in that her character was created specifically because the crew were enchanted by how cute the actress was.


* ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' features a very... odd subversion of this trope - the monk [[TheLoad Xuangzang]] is so perfect an example of The Chick he's (note the masculine) sometimes even ''portrayed'' as such. This, of course, leads to ''tons'' of HoYay with the other main character of the story, [[BadAss Sun]] [[TheLancer Wukong]]. Given his overall uselessness, stupidity, and propensity to be captured by anything under the sun, it's no wonder why most everyone who reads the story [[TheScrappy kinda really hates him]]. In a double subversion, it's also as become common to protray Wukong [[GenderBender as the girl]], just to make him (her?) seem more awesome.

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* ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' features a very... odd subversion of this trope - the monk [[TheLoad Xuangzang]] is so perfect an example of The Chick he's (note the masculine) sometimes even ''portrayed'' as such. This, of course, leads to ''tons'' of HoYay with the other main character of the story, [[BadAss Sun]] [[TheLancer Sun Wukong]]. Given his overall uselessness, stupidity, and propensity to be captured by anything under the sun, it's no wonder why most everyone who reads the story [[TheScrappy kinda really hates him]]. In a double subversion, it's also as become common to protray Wukong [[GenderBender as the girl]], just to make him (her?) seem more awesome.


Yes, we understand that a male can fill this role, but this trope is a component of a FiveManBand, which is specifically four guys and a girl. Examples of male characters acting in this way can be found in TheHeart.

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Yes, we understand that a male can fill this role, but this trope is a component of a FiveManBand, which is specifically four guys and a girl.uses women for this role. Examples of male characters acting in this way can be found in TheHeart.


The "[[TokenGirl feminine]]", "[[CloserToEarth spiritual]]", and "[[TheHeart heart]]", aspect of the FiveManBand... and the only woman.

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The "[[TokenGirl feminine]]", "[[CloserToEarth spiritual]]", and "[[TheHeart heart]]", aspect of the FiveManBand... and generally the only woman.


The "[[TokenGirl feminine]]", "[[CloserToEarth spiritual]]", and "[[TheHeart heart]]", aspect of the FiveManBand.

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The "[[TokenGirl feminine]]", "[[CloserToEarth spiritual]]", and "[[TheHeart heart]]", aspect of the FiveManBand.
FiveManBand... and the only woman.


* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':

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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':''Franchise/SailorMoon'':


* There are a variety of psychology/morality puzzles that involve four people who get themselves into a situation where a series of events occur, usually culminating in tragedy, and the listener is charged with putting the characters in order from who acted the most "right" and who acted the most "wrong". Of the four, only one will ever be female, she will ''always'' be The Chick, and usually she's the one who suffers the tragedy. Where the listener places her in the morality spectrum represents their views on women, regardless of what she does in the puzzle story; the other three usually represent specific virtues or behaviors, but the female represents only women as a whole. With most of these puzzles, putting the female character at anything lower than the Most Right (or, less often, Second Most Right) will label you a misogynist.


* Sakura of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' is both a straight example and a subversion, since that character had already appeared in another work by the same authors, where she was TheHero. She kept exactly the same personality, but with a serious downgrade in magic abilities and three fighting experts as companions she transformed into a Chick. She also regularly lampshades the fact that she feels useless in the group because of her inability to fight. Later she upgrades to being an ActionGirl once she gets her hands on some guns and ADayInTheLimelight. She also doubles as TheEmpath, the OracularUrchin and TheMessiah. Later, in Infinity country, once a certain member of the group has left, she arguably becomes TheHero and (literally) TheChessMaster.

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* Sakura of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' is both a straight example and a subversion, since that character had already appeared in another work by the same authors, where she was TheHero. She kept exactly the same personality, but with a serious downgrade in magic abilities and three fighting experts as companions she transformed into a Chick. She also regularly lampshades the fact that she feels useless in the group because of her inability to fight. Later she upgrades to being an ActionGirl once she gets her hands on some guns and ADayInTheLimelight. She also doubles as TheEmpath, the OracularUrchin and TheMessiah.a MessianicArchetype. Later, in Infinity country, once a certain member of the group has left, she arguably becomes TheHero and (literally) TheChessMaster.


->'''Sally''': Why am I "The Woman"?\\
'''Dick''': [after a {{beat}}] ''Because you lost.''
-->-- ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' {{pilot}} "Brains and Eggs"


* Katara, the TeamMom of and the [[CharacterDevelopment original]] [[TheMessiah Messiah]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', combines the roles of The Chick and of TheLancer.

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* Katara, the TeamMom of and the [[CharacterDevelopment original]] [[TheMessiah Messiah]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', combines the roles of The Chick and of TheLancer.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'': Emily Hart, A.K.A Steelhart, is somewhere between TheBigGuy (BoisterousBruiser), and TheSmartGuy (she's somewhat smarter then her brother).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'': ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'': Emily Hart, A.K.A a.k.a. Steelhart, is somewhere between TheBigGuy (BoisterousBruiser), (BoisterousBruiser) and TheSmartGuy (she's somewhat smarter then her brother).


* Inoue Orihime from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. She [[TheMedic heals]] [[BarrierWarrior and build barriers]], is sensitive and nurturing, cries the name of the main hero, she gets saved, she's part of a five-man band made up of [[TheHero Ichigo]], [[TheSmartGuy Uryu]], [[TheBigGuy Chad]], herself, and [[TheLancer Rukia]] (Yes, Rukia is also a girl - but while she can be pretty girly sometimes, [[ActionGirl she's quite more action-oriented]]).


* Curly Brace from ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' is both this and ActionGirl. In-battle, she's only slightly less dangerous than the protagonist (on-screen at least). Outside of battle, she adopts orphaned Mimigas, and a kind word from her is enough to make a member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad completely forget (if only briefly) that he's supposed to kill her.

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