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  • In Adventure Time, Finn comments after his first meeting with Flame Princess— who demonstrates that she is both literally and figuratively Hot-Blooded— "I think I have a crush!" Later, he gets very... excited... when he sees her beat up the Ice King.
  • In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sokka (eventually) becomes attracted to Suki in part because she's such an excellent fighter.
    (Watching Suki beat up a bunch of firebenders and capture the Warden.)
    Hakoda: "That's some girl!"
    Sokka: (smitten) "Tell me about it..."
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  • Downplayed in Code Lyoko but Ulrich and William are both clearly attracted to Yumi at least in part because of her Action Girl status; she and Ulrich even had their first meeting at a martial arts class.
  • Danny Phantom: Danny's response to Sam's concerns about him Dating Catwoman? "I know [Valerie] wants to waste Danny Phantom... but did you know that she's a ninth-degree black belt?" It's a family trait; in the Christmas Episode Maddie finds out that Danny is in trouble, grabs a weapon and jump-kicks out the window to rescue him. Jack's response: "Oh man that is hot!"
  • Zigzagged in The Dragon Prince. Callum falls in love with Rayla because she is kindhearted and has saved several people with her exploits. But if Rayla did not have her martial arts, she would not have been able to accomplish most of the deeds, because of that Callum fell in love with her.
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  • Fry, of Futurama has shades of this, both in his Will They or Won't They? relationship with Action Girl Leela, and the fact that any time he's talking to the literal Amazons, there's flirting involved. Occasionally in both directions.
    Amazon: "Hello tiny man. You want sample small batch Amazonian maple syrup?"
    Fry: "Sure." (tries batch) "That's the kind of sap I like."
    Amazon: "You the kind of sap I like."
    Fry: "I'm scare-roused."
  • Generator Rex: While Dr. Holiday rarely throws down outside of her Mama Bear tendencies, there was a particularly epic moment she got where she saved Agent Six and Rex by rapid-firing at a huge monster, driving it back. Six's gobsmacked expression said it all.
    Six: Wow.
    Rex: Yeah.
    • This also seemed to be the point where Six started returning Holiday's UST for him.
  • In Justice League, Wonder Woman may be one of the most powerful superheroes of all, and it apparently doesn't discourage most men lusting after her, including a DCAU version of Hugh Hefner. Even in a Time Travel story into The Wild West, the most significant reaction to her incredible power is from Bat Lash, a self-styled ladies man who notes admiringly, "That's a healthy gal!"
    • The Shade was noticeably pleased when he was picked up by Giganta when Gorilla Grodd invited him to be part of the Secret Society.
      Giganta: The name's Giganta.
      Shade: Appropriate.
      Giganta: It's not a problem for you is it?
      Shade: Quite the opposite.
  • Kaeloo: Mr. Cat is much more attracted to Kaeloo when she's done Hulking Out, and on some occasions even seems to actually want her to beat him up.
  • Kim Possible:
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    • Ron. Of his two major love interests one is a ninja and the other is the show's heroine.
    • Motor Ed hits on Shego even more persistently after she lets him have it with a plasma blast.
  • The Legend of Korra:
    • Korra is a powerful bender and athlete. Bolin admires her because of this: "You're the smartest, funniest, toughest, buffest, talentedest, most incrediblest girl in the world!"
    • His brother, Mako, also seems to be this. Initially, Mako's totally smitten with Asami but he falls for her before he learns how tough she really is. This trope holds truer in his second girlfriend, Korra.
    • Korra and Asami could both be considered this, too, seeing as come the series' end, they're dating each other!
  • Texas might be this in Motorcity. He's shown a bit of a fondness for Kaia, as well as Julie after watching her fight robots in "Off the Rack." So far, he hasn't shown to chase any of the actual "Amazons" in the show.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • In "Simple Ways", Trenderhoof becomes attracted to Applejack both for her simple farm life (which he considers refreshing since he's often surrounded by rich snobs), and her incredible strength. A jealous Rarity tries miserably to imitate Applejack, but can't get his attention. Applejack doesn't return his feelings, as his attempts to woo her make him seem like a stalker. And has some possible racial themes as he specifically points out being attracted to "the work ethic of earth ponies."
    • In "She's All Yak", Sandbar asks Yona to the Amity Ball and, while he never outright says it's because of her hulking yakness he makes it clear he prefers that over any of her attempts at coming off as delicate and high-classed.
  • In Pucca, Pucca's friend Ching has a massive crush on the local Bruce Lee Clone Abyo and attempts to play the Deliberately Distressed Damsel role so he'll go save her. All of these plans fail, and for worse Abyo is kidnapped at the end of the last one. So Ching decides to fix this via slashing her way with her twin swords... and not only Abyo is rescued, but he's totally captivated by how she's "the coolest girl ever".
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has a rare female example in Adora, who is almost certainly a lesbian, and clearly likes her some muscle development, especially if the muscular woman is purple-skinned: Huntara temporarily robs her of the capacity for rational thought, and when she gets a Bear Hug from another beefy purple woman, she gets some really interesting facial expressions and starts blushing.
  • Homer Simpson is one. When Marge muscled up, he found it quite attractive. At first.
  • Space Pirate Captain Hondo Ohnaka from Star Wars: The Clone Wars used to date Aurra Sing, one of the cruelest Bounty Hunters in the Galaxy, and even long after they broke up, he was very enthusiastic when he told her in her face what a dangerous woman she is. He also immedaitely tried to hit on Steela Gerrera, leader of the Onderon resistance fighters when they met in during a battle. Later he used a rather creepy, flirtous tone when talking to Ahsoka before and after he captured her, during his attempt to steal the lightsaber crystals of the Jedi Younglings she was protecting at the time.
  • Teen Titans: According to Robin, some of the things he likes the most about Starfire are "the way you shoot starbolts, ... that you're brave, and the strongest girl ever."
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012): Raphael, apparently. After getting the stuffing beat out of him by an alien warrior woman (who he later nicknames Mona Lisa), Raph is almost immediately smitten by her.
    Michelangelo: You know she's bigger, stronger, and a better fighter than you, right?
    Raphael: Exactly! (Beat) What a woman...
  • In Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race Brody of the Surfers falls for MacArthur of the Cadets, MacArthur being one of the series' biggest Action Girls. He first falls for her after seeing her kick butt during one of the many challenges of the race.
  • The Venture Bros.:
    • In the episode "Hostile Makeover", Brock Samson reveals his physical desire for the Wonder Woman expy Warrianna while under the influence of her truth lasso:
      Samson: You're one hot momma! I like a big gal!...I don't even care about the breast thing! I want to do you!
    • It's also obvious Brock is turned on by Molotov Cocktease's fighting ability as well as her other physical attributes.
    • When meeting fellow bodyguard Ginny, Brock is initially put off by her hot-and-cold approach to flirting but when they start brawling, he's thoroughly enjoying himself.
  • In Wander over Yonder, after Lord Dominator is revealed to be a woman, Lord Hater is understandably surprised at first, but he ultimately ends up developing a crush on her.

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