An Always Female character mixing the archetypes of Beast Man and Amazonian Beauty or Brawn Hilda. The Beastess is a female character who is big, strong, and intimidating, while showing primal or animalistic traits.
She is prone to Hulk Speak, and is often a Barbarian Heroine due to having lived isolated from civilization in some way—whether she is raised by wild animals or a member of a primitive tribe. Occasionally she is only a Beastess in appearance, which can vary from being heavy set, to athletic, to even having Boobs of Steel, but always imposing in size and strength. Despite her "savage" traits and appearance, a Beastess can actually be a very calm, even intelligent character.
Depending on how much of beast there is in a Beastess, she can sometimes overlap with Cute Monster Girl.
- Supervillainess Orca (a member of Batman's Rogues Gallery) is a mix between a whale and a woman. She has a large, muscular, and imposing frame, as well as the largest chest of any female in Batman's rogues' gallery.
- Monstress from Legion of Super-Heroes
- The Arch-Enemy of Wonder Woman, Cheetah (particularly Barbara Ann Minerva) is an empowered werecat who gains the powers of an African god named Urtzkartaga. She can change between forms, but Urtzkartaga's chosen one is supposed to be a virgin, which she isn't, so she got some drawbacks—she's sickly and weak in human form and wild and bloodthirsty in her werecat form.
- She-Hulk qualified during the brief period in 1990 when she assumed a Grey She-Hulk form; she was far less attractive than her usual self much stronger, and was as inarticulate and anger prone as her cousin was before becoming Joe Fixit. She becomes this again after the death of Bruce Banner in Civil War II.
- Speaking of which, there was a minor villain called Ogress who was part of a team of mercenary villains who worked for the Leader. Like She-Hulk, she started as a lawyer, but was neither as competent or ethical as Jennifer, eventually getting sick of her job because she hated her clients. A gamma bomb gave her strength rivaling the Hulk, but made her as savage and dumb as he was, but not nearly as attractive as Jennifer. (Much like the other members of the Leader's band, she was forgotten after only a handful of appearances.)
- Fiona of Shrek, after her transformation into an ogress. Especially in the fourth movie where she ditches her princess clothes for a barbarian outfit, complete with a battle axe.
- There are several in Cerberon, Sascia, who's a young hyena-girl. Junapur is a big, imposing and strong Petting Zoo Person, with (four) Boobs of Steel. Jena is a mule half, just as big, strong and intimidating as Junapur, but not as nice, and without such remarkable cleavage. She introduces herself to Thedrik with a punch in the face.
- Anya of the Damsels Of Distress counts. She is a wendigo and has furry ears, a tail, and stands a six and a half feet tall. She is also a crack shot with her auto revolvers.
- Taura, from the Vorkosigan Saga, is an eight-foot-tall genetically-modified Super Soldier with fangs who can rip people to shreds with her bare hands — and highly intelligent, with an unexpectedly sweet personality (and a fondness for pink frilly clothing). She much prefers intimidation to violence; she remarks at one point that, when trouble starts, she looms at people, and if that doesn't work she smiles.
- As seen on the trope picture, female Orcs or Half-Orcs in Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder tend towards this in the artworks. Whether they're of the Brawn Hilda or Amazonian Beauty type is depending on if they're a villain (for the former) or a protagonist/sympathetic (for the latter). However, in Pathfinder's case, most artwork of female orcs/half-orcs tends towards Amazonian Beauty likely due to Fanservice or simply better artwork.
- Imrijka: A muscular, buxom half-orc lady in a red trenchcoatis it any wonder she's already acquiring quite the fan following?
- Vampiresses of the Gangrel clan with the Striking Looks merit from Vampire: The Requiem.
- In Exalted, any female Lunar is a prime candidate for this.
- The female Orcs of World of Warcraft all fit.
- Sheeva, introduced in Mortal Kombat 3, most certainly fits the bill. A member of the Shokan race, Sheeva was introduced as a faster, female version of Goro and Kintaro. In 3 (as well as the 2011 reboot), she was depicted as tall with a more muscular physique than the other girls, as showcased here.◊ Sheeva went absent for the majority of the series afterwards as she apparently died, but when everyone was brought back for Armageddon, Sheeva was given a redesign◊ with a darker skin tone and even more muscularity.
- The Neverwinter Nights community mod series The Aielund Saga has a female half-orc mercenary captain late in the story who will flirt with a male player character.
- Raijin from Muramasa is an odd example of this trope, seeing as she's a goddess (however, this is accurate to Japanese Mythology, as the original Raijin resembled an oni). She's a towering, muscular, fight-loving woman with a very fiery temper. However, Raijin veers more towards Cute Monster Girl when her deredere side surfaces (moreso around her lover, the cute and adorable Fujin).
- Pretty much every female Orc, Khajiit, or Argonian in The Elder Scrolls series qualifies, though it can range from played straight to downplayed depending on the individual in question. (For example, Orcs can range from barbaric berserkers to librarians at a magical college, with examples throughout the series falling all along the spectrum.) Quite a few female Nords also fit this trope.
- Averted with Ayla of Chrono Trigger: Her running-on-all-fours animation and Fur Bikini makes her look like a Cat Girl, but she's entirely human.
- Felicia from Darkstalkers in some of her earlier appearances. She had muscles, and her claws and fangs and general posture were much more "fearsome feral cat-monster" than "cute catgirl."
- Female orcs in Might & Magic X: Legacy all fit, both ones in your party and NPCs.
- Looking for Group has the priestess Benn'Joon, one of the main characters. She's an odd-looking, green-skinned, sharp-toothed Cute Monster Girl of canonically uncertain lineage (and prone to homicidal rages; even as a baby, she was able to stab full grown soldiers in the eyes).
- Rhapsodies has Ms. Intimidating Cow Monster, an administrative assistant working at the Department of Minor Nuisances.
- In Steven Universe, the Gem Fusion Sugilite (formed when Garnet and Amethyst fuse) fits this trope, being a huge and muscular purple-skinned beastess with fangs, four arms and five eyes. She's articulate enough, but incredibly short-tempered, violent and uncontrollable, to the point that she refuses to break apart into Garnet and Amethyst again.