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Sometimes, the Big Bad of a story will have their most elite defenders be composed of exclusively female and very often attractive warriors.

Occasionally, however, it would be the hero (or a supporting character on the good side) who has Bodyguard Babes, at which point it's almost mandatory that Hilarity Ensues via an Unwanted Harem situation.

Unsurprisingly this is most common when the one being defended by the Bodyguard Babes is male.

In short, Praetorian Guard recruited from an Amazon Brigade. See also Battle Harem and Paid Harem. Ninja Maid is a more specialized subtrope. Compare Bridge Bunnies when the women are the main force behind the scenes.


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    Comic Books 
  • The Joker's topless female Nazi transsexual bodyguard Bruno in All Star Batman and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Yes, you read that right. She wears swastika pasties.
    • Bruno's an independent operative in Dark Knight Returns. Rob and Don work for her after the mutant leader's takedown.
    • Harley Quinn, especially in Joker where she's never seen speaking on panel.
  • Other Batman villains have tried to follow in Joker's footsteps:
    • Lark is the Penguin's bodyguard and limousine driver. She actually predates the much better known Mercy Graves mentioned below.
    • The Riddler is sometimes accompanied by Query and Echo, a pair of female bodyguards who are his most loyal enforcers. They actually met each other at a BDSM sex club, but it's unclear if their new relationship with him is romantic or strictly professional.
  • Black Panther has a highly trained group of female bodyguards called the Dora Milaje, who are technically speaking wives-in-waiting - but since he never ever sleeps with any of them, you can't really call them a harem. They call him 'husband', however. They're almost certainly inspired by the "Dahomey Amazons" - see the Real Life section below.
  • In the Superman comics, Lex Luthor has a pair of female bodyguards named Mercy (a Canon Immigrant from Superman: The Animated Series) and Hope. It has been hinted that they might be a pair of renegade Amazons.
  • Transmetropolitan Channon was a stripper before she was hired as Spider's "Filthy Assistant", and before that she worked as a bodyguard for three semesters. After she quits to join a nunnery/brothel and is replaced by Yelena she decides to come back and since the "Assistant" position is filled Spider hires her back as his bodyguard.
  • Darkseid has the Female Furies, though they are only rarely used as bodyguards per se. Also, while it depends on the artist, "babes" is a stretch for most of them. Big Barda was good-looking enough if your tastes run in that direction, but Bernadeth is generally depicted as fairly ugly and Mad Harriet is nearly always hideous.
  • In Strangers in Paradise, Darcy Parker has the bleached-blonde amazonian twins Tambi and Bambi as her bodyguards and main thugs. They are eventually revealed as heroine Katchoo's half-sisters.
  • Wonder Woman's mother, Queen Hippolyta, named Alkyone, Myrto, Charis, and Philomela as her personal guards. While they were indeed fanatically devoted to their queen, it... didn't work out that well, particularly since they didn't transfer that loyalty to the queen's daughter.
  • Miho often acts as a bodyguard to Dwight in Sin City.
  • Kennedy's Slayer bodyguards in season nine of Buffy the Vampire Slayer provide a literal example.
  • Deconstructed in The Couriers. Triad boss Johnny Funwrecker's brigade of teen girl bodyguards are recognized by everyone else as purely a way for him to indulge his fetishes, almost none of them are any use in an actual fight, and the only one of them who is genuinely competent — Special, one of the two protagonists — ends up successfully plotting his utter destruction because she's fed up with him treating her like a sex object and everyone else assuming that's all she is.
  • Executive Assistant Iris has the titular occupation of Executive Assistants who perform body guard duties along with espionage and assassinations. The majority of them are raised from childhood through Training from Hell at the special academy.
  • X-Men: In the 1984 Kitty Pryde and Wolverine limited series, Japanese gangster Heiji Shigematsu has traditional bodyguards. Wolverine later discovers that the two geisha-like women with him are an undercover second line of defense.

    Fan Works 
  • A gender-flipped example in Xenophilia, with Princess Celestia's personal guards; they are explicitly described as being competent but mostly selected for their looks because the guards produced by the previous selection criteria were bored and disgruntled.
  • Played with in The Witching Hour - Chaos is Change, in which Princess Celestia has two separate royal guard forces, one of each gender:
    "'Undercover guard'? What undercover guard?" Midnight asked, agitation returning.
    "Haven't you ever wondered why the princess has only stallions as guards in armor?" Sapphire asked with a sly smirk. "Yet she's got enough maids for at least two castles?"
    Midnight felt her jaw drop slightly. "Son of a... why hasn't she said anything!?"

    Films — Animated 
  • In Shrek Forever After, Rumpelstiltskin has an army of female witches serving as his minions.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Strange Days: Mace (Angela Bassett) is a limo driver who doubles as a bodyguard, as she usually is dressed in a black suit and carries a gun on her thigh.
  • Wild Wild West: Dr Loveless has his aides/bodyguards Amazonia, Munitia, Miss Lippenrieder and Miss East.
  • James Bond:
    • Diamonds Are Forever: The reclusive millionaire is guarded (from rescue or escape) by two beautiful and under-clad young women named Bambi and Thumper. Bond is forced to beat them (it's implied they're lesbians and impervious to his charms).
    • The World Is Not Enough. Bond enters The Mafiya casino wearing his X-Ray specs which reveals the lingerie of the casino girls...and the fact that they're carrying guns under their dresses.
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera: Rotti Largo is always accompanied by his two female bodyguards. For a gender inversion, Amber Sweet and her two bondage guards.
  • King of New York: Frank White rarely goes anywhere without his attractive pair of bodyguards, Melanie and Raye.
  • Star Wars: Queen Amidala's handmaidens are also highly trained bodyguards. Watch five beautifully dressed, flawlessly coiffed young women mow down battle droids. (We can assume that Sabé, her stand-in for the "decoy trick", was the best at it.)
  • When Robert Rodriguez was roping in various friends and acquaintances for El Mariachi, the guy playing Azul said he'd only appear in the film if he could be seen in bed with two women. Rodriguez said they weren't making that kind of movie, but if he could find the women then Azul could have a couple of female bodyguards instead. The women are shown in bed with Azul, but after he leaves a minion creeps into the bedroom hoping to get some action only to find himself facing several guns.
  • In Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst is accompanied by a number of women whose purpose in being there is likely not just keeping her company, considering that she's on the run from the police. There's a short sequence where the protagonists learn Jiu Jitsu.
  • Justice League: following his arrest in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Lex Luthor has escaped from Arkham Asylum and is residing on a luxury yacht with the expected bevy of beautiful women. However there's no Male Gaze on the bikini girl in the swimming pool; instead there are several women dressed in Stripperiffic suits, with automatic weapons and serious expressions, guarding Luthor. They appear to be an expy of the comic Mercy Graves—the film version was only Lex's personal assistant and died in Dawn of Justice.
  • Black Panther (2018) has the Dora Milaje, a group of female warriors with the task of protecting the Wakandan royal family. Their leader, Okoye, is close friends with T'Challa.
  • In The Ice Pirates, Weird Wendon (in the Tri-System) has a brigade of "horse"-mounted lady guards, there to attend to his "every wish." Turns out he is just a decapitated head, and can't do anything for himself.
  • In Death Ring, Egomaniac Hunter Danton Vachs has a pair of female bodyguards/enforcers clad in identical Spy Catsuits named Bambi and Thumper.
  • A non-fanservice version in Dune (2021), where the Duke's concubine, Lady Jessica, is escorted by a female Atreides soldier. Justified given the widespread use of assassination; a bodyguard would have to go everywhere she did, including her private quarters. Jessica is shown communicating with her using the same covert Hand Signals she uses with her son Paul.

  • God-Emperor of Dune: The Fish Speakers, God-Emperor Leto II's galactic occupation army, whose elite members make up his personal guard unit. Entirely female as part of his master plan for humanity's destiny, and to prevent things like his soldiers raping civilians or otherwise abusing their monopoly on violence.
  • The Big Bad of Quiller's Run is Shoda, a female Cambodian Arms Dealer who uses women as bodyguards and assassins. Quiller suspects this is because Shoda hates and fears men due to her Dark and Troubled Past.
  • Bridge of Birds: In The Story of the Stone, the barbarian king who is holding Moon Boy (sort of) captive has a regiment of all-female bodyguards.
  • Sword of Truth: The D'Haran Emperor's Combat Sadomasochist elite bodyguard cadre, the Mord-Sith, who all wear skintight red leather, and wield what is essentially a magical riding crop.
  • Stranger in a Strange Land: Jubal Harshaw surrounds himself with beautiful personal assistants, among whose multiple talents and skills include his personal security. Although they flirt, he's too much of a Chivalrous Pervert (and perhaps too old) to regard them as a harem.
  • Star Wars Legends:
    • The Hapan Royal Guard introduced by The Courtship of Princess Leia, entirely composed of gorgeous women warriors (of course, the Hapans are known as the most beautiful Humans in the galaxy overall).
    • Also, Shada D'ukal, bodyguard to the smuggler Mazzic in some of Timothy Zahn's novels: Most people believe she's just a decorative companion, until it's too late. Shada belongs to a secret society of female mercenaries, the Mistryl Shadow Guard.
  • Doc Savage: Giantia and Titania, John Sunlight's Amazonian bodyguards, in Fortress of Solitude.
  • Sten: The eponymous protagonist acquires a Bhor bodyguard. The Bhor are enormous aliens who look rather like large blue-furred wookies and act like vikings, but the captain of the guard is Cind, human sniper-hottie who also harbors a major Bodyguard Crush.
  • The Wheel of Time:
    • When Elayne reorganizes the Queen's Guard, her personal bodyguard becomes this. She dresses them in the most ridiculous uniforms she can come up with to make it look as though they're purely decorative, when in fact they're an elite squad led by an incognito Living Legend.
    • The Maidens of the Spear, an Amazon Brigade who must either anonymously give up the child or leave their order should they become pregnant, become this for Rand, since he is the only child of a Maiden to ever be publicly known as such. While most instances of this trope have a sexual subtext (when it's not just plain text) to a man being in a position of importance and authority to a symbolic harem, in this example, Rand is seen as a younger brother at best, and more often as a son, by his bodyguards.
  • Merry Gentry: An equal opportunity example shows up. The royals of the faerie court are guarded by a cadre of the opposite sex, who double as a harem until the royal person is married.
    • While a single- (and opposite-) sex guard, and the harem emphasis, are recent phenomena of Unseelie-specific history, membership in any court's Royal Guard was always one way to become a lover and potential consort, so this was pandemic to the setting to a limited extent.
  • Forest Kingdom: As seen in Beyond the Blue Moon, St Christophe (the biggest crime boss in the port city of Haven) has a bodyguard of twelve female bodyguards, each a deadly warrior and completely naked bar their swordbelts as a very effective distraction technique.
  • The Dresden Files:
    • Gentleman Johnny Marcone has a number of bodyguards, among them, Ms. Gard. Gard's official position is that of a consultant, but it's made very clear that she doubles as a bodyguard as well.
    • Lord Raith in his first appearance had two sets of identical twins as bodyguards, one set were bodyguard babes. They don't last the book and later, Lara Raith takes over and replaces them with mercenary bodyguards chose for ability rather than looks.
  • Artemis Fowl: Juliet Butler's been trained for most of her life as a bodyguard, it's because she's a Butler, and that's what they do. When Artemis keeps her around for missions, it's solely because she's well trained and already knows about the Masquerade. While an excellent fighter, she's too impulsive to be a good bodyguard and in the later books starts a career in wrestling.
  • In Ancillary Justice, the protagonist's language has no gender, and in the translation the femininum is used as default, resulting in all bodyguards being female, at least grammatically. Since the protagonist's culture also doesn't place much importance on biological sex as a means of discrimination, it can be assumed that about half of the bodyguards are, in fact, female.
  • The Witcher: In Sword of Destiny, Tea and Vea are this to the travelling nobleman Borch Three Jackdaws, who is later revealed to be a legendary golden dragon named Villentretenmerth.
  • Belisarius Series: After she marries Kungas, Irene is approached by young women inspired by her and insist on becoming her "Sarmatian Guard". Although the men initially don't take this seriously, she does and insist they be trained instead of merely being a ceremonial troop. Kungas later uses them as the assault element to foil an assassination attempt. Although they suffer casualties taking down the assassins, they take pride in this because they've proven they're warriors and they will be taken seriously.
  • Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain: Penny witnesses a Chinatown mahjong game between four supervillains, three male and one female. Two of the men have attractive female bodyguards (the third has robots). Penny is amused to note that the woman has gratuitously pretty male bodyguards.
    Penny: At least the shallow trappings of success were equal-opportunity.
  • In Hive Mind (2016), telepaths are assigned teams of bodyguards, and since they often have to be in very close contact with these bodyguards for extended periods of time, they're supposed to be people the telepath finds attractive. This results in the male telepaths having bodyguard teams full of hot badass women.
  • The Power has a gender-flipped example. Tatiana Moskolev, the President of the Republic of Bessapara, is described as being accompanied by two very buff men in very tight, black shirts that show off their physiques. As it often is with straight examples, the point is very much the dictator's vanity, especially given how Tatiana is described in increasingly Caligula-like terms late in the story. In a world where women have gained electrical superpowers and used them to become the dominant gender, Tatiana doesn't need two male bodyguards who most women could probably overpower on their own, but they do make for nice eye-candy.

    Live-Action TV 
  • VR Troopers has Karl Ziktor flanked in his office by women. In Chōjinki Metalder, Gozo Kirihara (Karl Ziktor's counterpart in the source material) has his two secretaries, K and S.
  • Chuck: Pops up occasionally, where an episode's Big Bad might have a female Dragon who also doubles as a bodyguard, or other female Mooks who take the bodyguard roll more specifically. Shows up in full force in one fourth season episode, where a female arms dealer runs a gang entirely made up of women, including her personal bodyguard (leading to a botched attempt by Casey to seduce a guard holding his team captive).
  • The West Wing:
    • A drunken Russian politician showed up unannounced at the White House with a young woman that Josh assumed was either a bodyguard or a prostitute. It's never conclusively established either way.
    • Secret Service agent Gina Toscano. She was specially selected for Zoe's detail because her youthful looks could blend in with college crowds.
  • Vikings: While Lagertha commands both male and female warriors, her personal guard detail are all female.note 
  • Blake's 7:
    • Servalan often uses mutoid guards, conditioned cyborg soldiers who for some reason are all female (not that she has any objection to handsome male staff members). Any male bodyguards however are the standard Gas Mask Mooks.
    • In one episode when Vila Restal thinks he's going to be rich, he fantasizes about having a bodyguard of a "thousand handpicked virgins in red fur uniforms. Vila's Royal Mounties."
  • Legend of the Seeker: The Mord Sith are beautiful women trained in combat with magic and multiple weapons to protect Lord Rahl. He also sleeps with many, and some like Cara have born him children.
  • The Professionals. George Cowley has various attractive women chauffeuring him around for his official duties, as noted by an envious friend in "Weekend in the Country". That same episode however shows that such women are armed and capable CI5 agents, when Cowley uses his chauffeur to lure out and shoot a criminal who tries to hijack their car.

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    Tabletop Games 
  • Chronopia: The Black Sisters are a group of women from the more civilized barbarian tribes of the Celtic-inspired Sons of Kronos, who have a sacred duty to serve the One King. While they tend to put their two-handed swords to use as shock troopers and guards for judges, 3 companies of these women always accompany the One King and are known as the Black Guard.
  • Dungeons & Dragons:
    • The demon lord Graz'zt has a significantly overproportional number of succubi and marilith demons amongst his inner circle and personal guard.
    • The 2E supplement Creative Campaigning includes an example of an African-flavored fantasy setting, including a kingdom inspired by Real Life Dahomey. It mentions the king's all-female bodyguard, and points out that their sex makes them highly trustworthy, as only males can claim the throne in their culture. Thus, there's no temptation for them to seize power via Bodyguard Betrayal.
  • Hero System: One of the villains of Dark Champions has twin female bodyguards named Starrlight and Starrbright.
  • Transhuman Space: The exceedingly combat-capable Felicia-series bioroids — although male models were also produced — were created for an eccentric sultan to be both this and living ornaments for his throne room. They proved their worth when his sister tried to hurry the succession along, and the model became widely popular after accounts of the incident went public.
  • Traveller: An example of a mercenary in a sidebar in the GURPS book Star Mercs is a woman who works as freelance bodyguard. She's noted as 'shorthaired woman in a business suit' and 'a slip of a girl' compared to a pair of big guys handling the crowd. She blends in until an assassination attempt, when she gets the assassins.
  • Warhammer: The Everqueen of Ulthuan has traditionally been protected by her all-female elite cadre of handmaidens called the Maiden Guard, recruited from the most skilled and accomplished female members of the citizen militias of Avelorn, where the Everqueen rules.
  • Warhammer 40,000: In the backstory, the corrupt Master of the Administratum and Imperial dictator Goge Vandire had an all-female bodyguard known as the Brides Of The Emperor, who were conditioned to believe everything he said unquestioningly and practically worship him. In the end though they turned on him and beheaded him after their leaders had an audience with their god, the Emperor. They are now known as the Sisters of Battle.

  • Yakov Smirnoff parodies this concept in his show in Branson. When he plays "President Yakov", his bodyguards are attractive women.
    Audience member: Mr. President... can I get your Secret Service agents' numbers?
    Yakov: 1-900...

    Video Games 
  • Oni has the Fury class of Striker troops. The manual states that the red-ranked Furies are Muro's personal bodyguard.
  • Shows up in Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
    • The Elite Guard are the personal bodyguard/elite troops for Colonel Helga von Bulow of the SS Paranormal Division.
  • In Evil Genius, your mastermind starts accumulating Stripperiffic bodyguards once your Notoriety is high enough. If you're playing as Alexis (the female socialite), the trope is Gender Inverted and Bodyguard Hunks in Chippendale's-type outfits are deployed.
  • Devil May Cry 2 features a boss fight in which Arius leaves the fight to have his Artificial Human female guards attack Dante. Supposedly these are stronger than Lucia, as she's a defect. She manages to defeat Arius herself at the end of the game.
  • In TimeSplitters Future Perfect, the 1960's levels have you and Harry Tipper battle a James Bond villain whose elite guard are made up entirely of women, bluntly titled "The Booty Guard".
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Final Fantasy IX had Queen Brahne's main army troops be all female (and dressed in somewhat impractical armor and uniforms that flatter their figure); the men were in the Knights of Pluto, and had much less respect. The backstory indicates the country of Alexandria has been a matriarchy (both politically and militarily) for centuries if not longer.
    • Al-Cid in Final Fantasy Tactics A2 fights your clan with his gang of Viera bodyguards. The law (or rule) for that fight forbids you to lay harm on the Viera units at all, making them dangerous if you plan to abide by the law.
    • Final Fantasy XIV has Emperor Varis of Garlemald's bodyguards Annia and Julia, the Soranus sisters. You fight them (as a Sequential Boss with a bunch of combo attacks) at the end of one dungeon, and they're a respectable challenge for a player character who has, at that point, killed at least a dozen gods. Interestingly, their babe-ness is unclear: we never see them out of their armor, and Garlean armor tends towards the Vader look.
  • In Mass Effect, mini-boss Matriarch Benezia has a personal squad of tightly-clad asari commandos at her service. Of course, since all asari are female, this trope would be the general rule, unless an asari VIP was to hire alien bodyguards.
    • As with many Role Playing Games, it's possible to look like this is in effect if Shepard brings along two of their female companions who, during cutscenes and non-combat, hang out behind and slightly to each side of Shepard, like stereotypical bodyguards. In fact, one squadmate Ashley Williams outright informs Shepard “Don’t worry, I’ll protect you!”
    • Cora Harper’s job in the fourth game is to ensure the safety of Pathfinder Ryder. Thanks to her ability to boost shields and to biotically charge enemies, distracting them, she is actually Game-Breaker level useful as a squadmate.
  • In Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, the FROG unit and the Beauty and the Beast Corps are both exclusively female, and the most Elite of mooks in the game.
  • Street Fighter:
    • The entire Bison Elite Guard (a.k.a. the Dolls) from Street Fighter Alpha 3 may qualify, but only Juni and Juli serve this function in-game during the arcade mode as the last two opponents prior to the final match with M. Bison for most of the characters.
    • Played for laughs with Karin in Street Fighter V who has Ibuki and Rainbow Mika at her side as bodyguards during the story mode. Though she does most of the fighting while the other two girls spend more time arguing with each other.
  • The Feng twins from Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb.
  • The female Prometheus soldiers in Soldier of Fortune II, although they're less skilled than their male counterparts.
  • Cassandra's bodyguards in Perfect Dark, much stronger than the Mooks you had been fighting for the first two levels of the game.
    • Zhang Li's last line of defense in Perfect Dark Zero is a group of about 20 elite female guards armed with cloaking devices and plasma rifles.
  • According to the Diablo II manual, the succubi enemies in Lord of Destruction are Baal's personal harem. Given that you'll fight a few hundred over the course of Act V, Baal is clearly a pimp.
  • Loopmancer has Hiroyuki Ogata's kunoichi legion, a team of hooded female mooks who appears inly in stages where he's around.
  • Lunar: Silver Star Story: The Magic Emperor's three main henchmen are sexy-evil Xenobia, Phacia and Royce. To add insult to injury, he later recruits Luna, the protagonist's girlfriend.
  • Gauche and Droite are Yeager's twin loli bodyguards in Tales of Vesperia.
  • Celia and Lettie to Marquis Elmdor in Final Fantasy Tactics, though slightly subverted in that they're actually non-gendered demons.
    • And though not as overt, every time you fight Weigraf (except the last time) all of his support is female.
    • Princess Ovelia's bodyguard Agrias and her Lionsguard squad are all women.
  • Umineko: When They Cry brings not only Beatrice's sisters-in-furniture, The Seven Stakes of Purgatory, there's also the bunny-girl quartet of MARIA's The Siesta Corps.
  • In Tekken 6, after his Face–Heel Turn and taking over the Mishima Zaibatsu, Jin Kazama hires Nina Williams to be his personal bodyguard. Her sister Anna Williams, not to be outdone, offers herself to become the bodyguard of the leader of the Zaibatsu's rival G-Corporation, Jin's father Kazuya Mishima.
  • World of Warcraft:
    • All of the guards for Darnassus, the night elf capital city, are women, including Tyrande Whisperwind's Praetorian Guard.
    • Gender-flipped in Wrath of the Lich King. A Horde quest chain involves dealing with a cruel female commander who runs her settlement with an iron fist. She keeps two Blood Elf boy toys at her side at all times.
    • Wrathion is often accompanied by his two female bodyguards, Left and Right.
  • In the original No One Lives Forever, a group of three brightly-patterned Spy Catsuit-wearing, Charlie's Angels-like women serve as this for H.A.R.M. They even have sixties-style promotional posters in their room touting them as the Elite Guard. They often complain that they have nothing to do.
  • I-Ninja's Big Bad, The Evil Overlord O-Dor was protected by his Elite all female body guards, the Stenchu.
  • Enchanted Arms: Lord Tokimune uses Kunoichi golems as his personal bodyguards.
  • The Bratgirls from Crash of the Titans are Nina's personal bodyguards. Not so much in Crash: Mind Over Mutant, though.
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim:
  • In Batman: Arkham City, Talia Al-Ghul possesses an elite squad of kunoichi bodyguards. They were a new type of enemy that was more agile and dangerous than regular thugs. In Batman: Arkham Origins, Lady Shiva's and Master Kirigi's female ninjas were still the only ones who used swords, although there were female ninjas that behave like regular enemies. They came back in the Season of Infamy DLC pack of Batman: Arkham Knight (in the main story, you face their male counterparts, Arkham Knight's militia combat experts), although this time around the League of Assassins started to recruit regular thugs into their ranks; unlike combat experts, however, they also had one more extra new move, although they never made it into challenge maps like in previous games.
  • In Super Robot Wars: Original Generation, Maier Branstein's personal guard are the Troye Unit, comprised entirely of female pilots. Considering that his niece was among them, we can only hope he didn't create the unit for the obvious reasons.
  • The arch-villain of Mercenaries has an all-female bodyguard contingent. Despite the game being set in North Korea, this is almost certainly in reference to Muammar al-Gaddafi's bodyguards (although in the game they're actually 'loyal'' to their boss and quite effective fighters and while it's implied they're also a harem there's no evidence of it in the missions).
  • In Dark Souls, Dark Sun Gwyndolin has the Darkmoon Knightess and potentially, you, if you joined his covenant and are female, as his bodyguards.
  • Hotline Miami has the Bodyguard, a blonde woman who attacks Jacket with a katana after Jacket has dispatched the panthers. She serves as the penultimate boss before the Father.
  • Atomic Heart features the Twins, a pair of tall, feminine robots who serve as bodyguards for Dmitry Sechenov. They act as the Final Boss of one ending route, where they demonstrate how much deadlier they are than the other robots you've fought prior.


    Web Original 
  • Male examples in Raising Angels, toting around two athletic twins that have quite the female following, the little Dream Walker certainly know how to party with style.
  • In the Web Serial Novel Worm, Kaiser, a white supremacist supervillain, has Menja and Fenja as his bodyguards, who are twins with Sizeshifter powers.

    Western Animation 

    Real Life 
  • Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the Maurya Empire in ancient India (322 - 185 BCE) and thus making this trope Older Than Feudalism, had an army of more than 500 highly-trained bodyguards of Greek and Indian warrior women because he considered them less likely to participate on a coup conspiracy (and considering that he lived to renounce his kingdom and sit his son Bindusara on the throne in 297 BCE, he may have had a point there). This custom was also used by other Indian rulers according to chronicler Strabo.
  • The 40-woman 'Green Nuns' of the deceased Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi. Gaddafi claimed that the "Green Nuns" were formed to get the Libyan people to warm up to the idea of women in the armed forces. How much of that you believe is up to you. In the end, it turned out that they were less bodyguards and more a private harem mainly full of women who weren't there of their own free will - which might explain why none of them stayed around to protect him, once things went south.
  • The non-fiction book Gomorrah mentioned that female Camorra gang bosses use female bodyguards. They often dress in yellow jumpsuits in homage to Uma Thurman's outfit in Kill Bill.
  • The Dahomey Amazons of the Kingdom of Dahomey, who went from royal harem to Praetorian Guard before being expanded into an all-out Amazon Brigade. Against other African nations they proved capable, but were terribly outclassed against French soldiers, who utterly decimated them in two wars.
  • Madame Nhu, the first lady of South Vietnam from 1955 to 1963 who infamously referred to the self-immolation of a Buddhist monk in protest of her brother-in-law's policies as a "Buddhist barbecue" and was herself referred to by some as "the Dragon Lady," had a team of all female bodyguards.
  • Chinese businesswomen are starting to seek out young female bodyguards who are less conspicuous than their burly male counterparts. They are still subjected to the same intense training.
    • More common than most people think. When an important person is accompanied by big men in suits and what appears to be a secretary, she's often one of the bodyguards as well.
    • Usually done so potential threats to the VIP are distracted by the larger intimidating male bodyguards, who often is the partner of the female bodyguard in question. To quote one male member of a Bodyguard duo like this: "I can toss two or three guys around, easy, but her? She could disassemble people before they even knew what was happening."
    • Exemplified in this Not Always Working story.
      Instructor: (...) Celebrities hire guys like you to stand in front of them and look scary; millionaire businessmen hire people like her if they want real security.
  • Edemm is a Spanish organization of female bodyguards meant to protect women from abusive partners.