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She may be a princess, but her basketball skills are just peachy.

This is a Girly Girl who has some tomboyish qualities or interests. She could have an interest in boys sports, hate the color pink or love boyish colors, not mind getting messy, be a Big Eater, or hate dresses and wear baggy pants. Perhaps she was once a tomboy who had a Girliness Upgrade and never did quite do away with aspects of her old tomboyish personality (in which case Tomboy Angst doesn't apply). In other words, this character has a girly appearance, but her interests are a mixture of girly and tomboyish interests, and her personality can swing either way.

Sometimes, Depending on the Writer, she may be the more boisterous one when that's usually the tomboy's job in their Tomboy and Girly Girl dynamic and the tomboyish one becomes more softspoken, though it doesn't always stick. Note that being an Action Girl is not exactly tomboyish by default, as a Lady of War and a Girly Bruiser can attest.


Inversion and normal foil is Tomboy with a Girly Streak. Distaff Counterpart of Real Men Wear Pink, a Manly Man with a Sensitive Guy streak.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Ao from Asteroid in Love is introduced as a tomboy with Boyish Short Hair, to the point that Mira mistook her for a boy. In the present day, she's a soft-spoken, quiet girl with Girlish Pigtails. However, she still maintains a few masculine traits, such as poor housework skills and a preference towards black coffee, as well as being good in science.
  • Orihime Inoue from Bleach is a sensitive, nurturing, gentle girly girl with Barrier Warrior powers and long hair... and surprisingly boyish interests like sci-fi, robots, boys comics, karate, etc. She and Ichigo are implied to trade manga volumes at some point.
  • In Blue Exorcist Shiemi Moriyama is the Girly Girl of the two exwire girls with Izumo Kamiki, but she's not averse to getting dirty and is a Big Eater.
  • In Brave10, Komatsu's design is very girlish and she puts a lot of stock in propriety, but she's hot-tempered and arrogant like the rest of her family, and good with a spear.
  • Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura. She's a very girly girl overall, but she still has short hair and is very athletic, with P.E. being one of her favorite subjects at school.
  • Jeri Katou from Digimon Tamers always wears a dress and loves cute things, but her definition of "cute" includes Guilmon (whom she sticks a pink flower sticker on upon meeting him for the first time), and she's secretly very into the Digimon card game. Unlike most female characters in the franchise whose Digimon partners tend to be cute and/or feminine-looking Digimon, her partner is the very masculine Leomon.
  • Yuno Gasai from Future Diary fits the bubbly, boy crazy Girly Girl stereotype. However, she's very badass underneath it all and is into weapons.
  • Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics has Snow White as one. She's a very feminine-looking girl who is the Team Mom for the dwarves and has very long black hair with a red hair bow, but is first seen happily getting up trees with her Canon Foreigner best friend Klaus to get her beloved apples and being scolded by her nanny for doing such "not-ladylike" things.
  • In Kagerou Project we have Ayano Tateyama. She's definitely The Heart of the Dan and is a loving and gentle big sister to her siblings. However, she's loved superheroes ever since she was a kid, has always been assertive, daring and leader-like, and loves shounen manga. Compare and contrast with her Tomboy with a Girly Streak adopted sister, Kido.
  • Tsukasa Hiiragi from Lucky Star may or may not fit this trope even though she is the complete opposite of her Tsundere sister, Kagami. She's a very cheerful girly girl, but she's a fan of Sgt. Frog, which is a shonen sci-fi series (though it's likely that she just finds the frog characters cute).
  • Marie Antoinette of The Rose of Versailles fits the girly girl role of the Tomboy and Girly Girl aspect due to being an elegant Princess Classic when compared with Bifauxnen Oscar but she also feels confined by her royal status and wants to do things on her own like riding a horse.
  • Naruto:
    • Hinata Hyuga is a polite, shy, and soft-spoken Proper Lady, and heiress of the Hyuga clan. She's also a Girly Bruiser who doesn't mind getting messy, is a Big Eater, and prefers wearing baggy clothing. Although she has long hair in Part II and the canon movie The Last: Naruto the Movie, she has short hair more often, as shown in Part I, Naruto Gaiden, and the sequel Boruto.
    • Ino Yamanaka is a very girly girl who likes flowers, has long hair, and is a bit vain at times. She's also an aggressive Girly Bruiser who doesn't mind filth.
  • Mimi from Duel Masters, who is super-girly until it's time to throw down, which she does quite proficiently.
  • Pokémon:
    • Dawn is a fashion loving Girly Girl but is also passionate about battling and likes getting dirty while doing so.
    • May is somewhat girly, to a lesser extent, falling in between her Tomboy and Girly Girl counterparts, Misty and Dawn. She likes cute things and shopping, but has a boyish appearance and somewhat outdoorsy side, plus is also insanely passionate and Hot-Blooded.
    • Serena is at least as fashionable as Dawn and heavily characterized by her crush on Ash. She's also a competent battler when she has to be. This even extends to the girls-only Pokemon Performances that she participates in, as not all the challenges involve traditionally girly activities.
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena: Anthy deconstructs the Damsel in Distress role as she does have the potential to fight back (but her role as the Rose Bride doesn't allow her to) and is a demure Proper Lady. Turns out this is an act, as she sacrificed herself to save her brother as a child which led to eternal trauma that she suffers without complaint. And then she saves Utena and herself in the movie. She also has domestic skills like cleaning, likes snails and snakes, grows a spine as the series goes on, is more sexually aggressive towards Utena in the movie, wears armor and rides on a horse in the opening scene versus her standard attire of dresses, and isn't that great of a cook. The only foods she can make safely are children's snacks like shaved ice. She also briefly disguised herself as a Ill Boy to get the drop on someone as part of an elaborate scheme between her and her brother. Her passive aggressive nature ends up scaring a few people as well and can create a vaguely threatening atmosphere around her, not helped by the implication that she is slowly poisoning people she isn’t partial to.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • While still looking very girly, fantasizing about boys, and having/wanting an idol career, Minako was also a Gamer Chick when few girls dared to even come near an arcade (and was once mistaken for a drag queen for this), talks in masculine slang and even swears, can't cook, scarfs down food people normally find in places where no girl would go alone, and one of the many skills she has from her Mysterious Past is a great martial arts prowess (Savate, apparently). In many ways, Makoto and Minako are exact opposites in their personalities: Makoto being outwardly tomboyish while inwardly feminine, and Minako being outwardly feminine while inwardly tomboyish.
    • Love Freak Usagi has very long Girlish Pigtails, is ditzy, romantic, emotional, cries a lot, and (unlike Minako above) she's terrible at sports. She just has a few traits, like being a Big Eater and liking comic books and video games, that make her less ladylike than her friend Naru early on in the series.
    • Ami is a demure, shy, polite, soft-spoken, and ladylike girl, and even receives a Girliness Upgrade in the live-action. She also enjoys swimming, has Boyish Short Hair, is good at video games, and in one episode she can fix a car.
  • Ran from Shugo Chara!. She's primarily associated with the color pink and she's more feminine than the tomboyish Miki, but she's associated with sports due to being born from Amu's desire to be more confident and athletic.
  • Narumi from Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku; she wears a lot of pink, likes cute things and for the most part is pretty girly, but she tends to slip into harsher, more masculine speech when she's angry and is shown to be just as fond of shonen manga as she is of BL and otome games. This is best exemplified by her MMORPG character, who's an elf girl wearing frilly pink clothing; Kabakura assumes she must be a summoner, but she's actually an assassin since she likes having high attack and speed stats.
  • Yotsuba&!: Ena is the Girly Girl to Miura's Tomboy. While Ena dresses in a girly fashion, loves doing tea parties with her teddies, she is not afraid of frogs, bugs or other icky animals and she doesn't hesitate to take the inner organs of a fish. All of these freak Miura out.

    Comic Books 
  • Due to the need of what heroics entail, really any superheroine who's a 'Girly Girl' falls into this by default. Supergirl and Mary Marvel are both very girly heroes, but are also Action Girl Flying Brick types.
  • During Terry Moore's run on Runaways, the very girly Klara took to wearing boys' clothes (because they were more modest.) By way of contrast, the very tomboyish Molly took to wearing girly clothes.
  • Janet Van Dyne aka The Wasp alternates between a founding Action Girl Avenger and fashion-obsessed, romantic Team Mom. Overall, she's probably the most feminine of the Avengers' women and has an especially girly reason behind her Crimefighting with Cash nature, but that doesn't detract from the fact she's not afraid of a fight and can be One of the Boys when the needs arise.
  • Mary Jane Watson is a fashion model who typically embraces her very feminine appearance. She’s also a sports fanatic and isn’t afraid of taking out mooks who try and mess with her.
  • Helena Bertinelli, the Huntress, is ostensibly a very feminine woman. She's a teacher in her civilian life, who likes dresses, the colour purple, going to galas, art galleries, and a lot of female socialite activities. She's also a ruthless fighter and killer and is quite emotionally closed off, so if you met her in person it might be a shock to realise she's actually a girly-girl. While her best friend Black Canary is a tomboy with a girly personality, Helena is a Girly Girl with a Tomboyish personality.

    Comic Strips 
  • Phoebe and Her Unicorn: Phoebe seems pretty close to half-and-half on this scale, but being best friends with a Unicorn tends to give her girly girl side more excuses to come out.
  • In Stone Soup, Holly is definitely much more feminine that her younger sister Alix is, with her dislike of gross things and having a strong interest in jewelry, makeup, and other things typical of a girl her age. At the same time, she's an excellent basketball player and part of the middle school basketball team.

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    Films — Animation 
  • Aladdin: Princess Jasmine has a very feminine side and isn't afraid to use her feminine wiles to help Aladdin and is always wearing fine jewels and clothes. In the TV series, she gushes over fashion. She is also strong-willed, a tough fighter, and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty.
  • The Aristocats: Marie the female kitten is a self-proclaimed "lady", she acts prissy, loves romance and tries to mimic the elegance of her mother. However, she still enjoys the occasional tumble with her brothers and claims that ladies may not start fights, but they can finish them.
    Duchess: Marie, you must stop that. This is really not ladylike.
  • Beauty and the Beast: By modern standards Belle fits neither the tomboy or girly girl archetype, but has an overall graceful and feminine demeanor, and loves romantic fairytales. She's also a Spirited Young Lady who reads a lot of books, and makes attempts to get herself out of scrapes and create her own destiny as being something more than settling down and becoming a house wife. This makes her stand out among the villagers, especially given the traditional role of women during that time.
  • Shrek: Being born as a princess, Fiona acts like a Proper Lady, has a sweet personality, wears dresses, and likes fairy tale romances. It's revealed over the course of the movie that she is a martial arts expert and has gross manners that you wouldn't expect from a girl (she can burp even louder than Shrek), that's why she gets along with Shrek and loves her life as an ogre in Shrek's swamp.
  • Tangled: Rapunzel has a very bubbly and sweet personality, normally wears very feminine dresses, and has hobbies such as cooking and sewing. But she also doesn't mind getting rough when in a fight and has an unwavering love for adventure.
  • Toy Story 4: After spending the first two movies being a demure Proper Lady, Bo Peep stopped wearing her dress, moving around in her pants. She grew more tough and adventurous.
  • Wolfwalkers: Robyn is more feminine than the brash tomboy Mebh, but she's still a Spirited Young Lady who doesn't conform to her time period's gender roles. She wants to be a hunter like her father rather than do housework in the scullery all day, and she wears trousers as well as dresses.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Eagle Huntress: Aisholpan is a 13-year-old girl who longs to be an eagle hunter, a traditionally male occupation in her Mongolian tribe. While Aisholpan loves eagle hunting, the film makes clear that in other ways she's a typical girly girl, who likes pink ribbons and painting her nails.
  • Elizabeth Swann from Pirates of the Caribbean becomes this during the original trilogy - she starts out as just a Proper Lady, and then she Took a Level in Badass, or actually several levels, going from Guile Heroine to Action Girl to Pirate KING. Even in the first movie, although a gentle girl, she had a hidden fascination for pirate lore.
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp reveals Scott's daughter Cassie to be like this. At one point, she pairs a frilly pink tutu with camo leggings, and she wants to fight bad guys like her dad when she's older.
  • Annie James from The Parent Trap is the textbook definition of an English Rose, dressing in custom made skirt-suits and well versed in etiquette, but she's also shown to enjoy fencing, swimming, horseback riding, and camping in the California Wilderness.
  • Final Destination 4: Lori is a fairly feminine character who tends to wear pink and purple, and hang around doing ordinary college girl stuff, but is fine with sitting through a car race at the speedway, and is excited at the idea of backpacking across Europe for a prolonged period.
  • Fido: Cindy wears fancy (and often pink) dresses, dances ballet and has good manners, but is also a good rifle shot, admits she hates ballet, and likes to play catch.
  • Just Before Dawn: Megan is definitely The Chick of the group and is often checking her makeup in the middle of the woods, but seems to be fine with camping overall. Once they reach the lake, she takes part in rolling/sliding down the hill with visible enjoyment, and grabs a knife the first time they heard noises in the woods.
  • Us: Becca and Lindsey wear fairly feminine clothing, but they spend most of their time on the beach doing cartwheels.
  • Avengers: Endgame: Morgan Stark is a 5 year old girl, whom we first see wearing a pink, swan sweater, while also sporting the "Iron Man"helmet (that her dad is preparing for her mom) and imagining that she's fighting bad guys like her dad.
  • The Slumber Party Massacre: Trish and her friends are into boys and partying, and Trish's room has many stuffed animals, but the girls are also skilled basketball players.
  • Miss Meadows: Miss M is a very girlish woman, wearing a vintage dress and has quite proper, quaint manners. Yet she's also a gun-wielding vigilante who wages a one-woman war against crime, a traditionally masculine activity (with female vigilantes usually more straight tomboys when depicted).


    Live-Action TV 
  • Penny from The Big Bang Theory is about 75% girly with her interests in boys, fashion, shoes, nails and pursuing a career in acting but she has a couple of tomboy qualities. That only serves to highlight that she is still more masculine than most of the guys on the show, as they don't know much about fishing or shooting guns and prefer video games.
  • Teenage Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer who loved cheerleading and was boy crazy, but also fought and slayed too. She later grows out of her preppy girly girl stage and falls in between tomboy and girly girl.
  • Sweet goody-two-shoes Det. Amy Santiago from Brooklyn Nine-Nine is very feminine since she dresses in pink or blue blouses, decorates her apartment with doilies, is fond of sewing, and is the Girly Girl to Det. Rosa Diaz's Tomboy. However, she is also extremely competitive, very ambitious, with dreams of being captain one day, and she really enjoys the action of chasing perps on the job. She is a police officer, which is a traditionally male profession, so her having a tomboy streak isn't that unexpected.
  • In Glee, Santana is very much a girly girl with her affinity for shopping, hair styling, tight dresses and cheerleading. However, she doesn't like the color pink and her mom says that she should have known she was a lesbian because of how she used to play in the mud and had a mullet.
  • How I Met Your Mother: Lily is a motherly kindergarten teacher, an artist, and loves fashion and shopping. However her feminist mother didn't want her conforming to "traditional gender roles" - as such she's a bit of a Ladette, who has a higher sex drive than her husband, drinks, gets in hot dog eating contests and was known as a delinquent in her neighborhood.
  • Leverage: This becomes key to Sophie's Character Development. The Grifter, known primarily for her fashions, honey traps, and social capacities, becomes a formidable physical combatant. Compare "The Wedding Job" with "The Reunion Job," where she throws down with the female hired gun.
  • Rizzoli & Isles: Maura is the girly girl next to Jane, with her preferences for dresses over Jane's preference for slacks and being somewhat nitpicky about having healthy habits compared to Jane. She also likes to exercise, doesn't mind talking about the properties of dead bodies and their bodily functions for her job which grosses Jane out, and she has an interest in science and is a Badass Bookworm in general. There are also occasions where Jane would take the damsel in distress role and she would take part in saving Jane.
  • Alexis Rose of Schitt's Creek wears flouncy fashions and high heels has an elaborate beauty routine and her interests are primarily feminine. However, she also has an F-Class driver's license for light trucks, plays a mean game of pool and has no problem sleeping in the cab of trucks.
  • In an episode of That '70s Show, Jackie, normally very feminine (especially in contrast to Donna), a cheerleader and high-maintenance rich girl who can be an Alpha Bitch, helps Red fix a car, after Eric proves inadequate.
  • Jenny Lewis of Primeval is a glamorous journalist who is frequently dressed to the nines. In the Season 2 finale, she shows surprising prowess with a gun.
    "My friends liked the pony club. I preferred the clay pigeons."
  • Zoey 101: Zoey is a pretty, fashionable Dude Magnet who enjoys designing clothes, and her favorite colour is pink. She's also very athletic. Being The Ace, she tends to be good at everything, including sports (especially basketball).

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Amber O'Neal is a high maintainance hip hop dancer and founding member of the Southern Belle themed Girl Posse Team Blondage, but inspite of hating broken nails she's also a motocross racer and occassionally incoporates it into her wrestling career. Rival and later Team Blondage member GeeStar spends so much time roughousing with the guys it is at times easy to forget she's a part of a Girly Girl stable.
  • The "Fabulous Fire Bird Phoenix", who was something of a Tomboy with a Girly Streak contrasted to Amber O'Neal, became "The Glamazon Beth Phoenix in Ohio Valley Wrestling and was this trope for the rest of her career. Phoenix was comfortably in the middle of the tomboys and girly girls of her OVW class, fawning over Aaron "The Idol" Stevens, getting into borderline catfights on his behalf, wearing a tiara and freaking out over the dirtier members of the roster but still being an amateur wrestling champion with huge biceps and huger cheekbones, completely avoiding further toning down and held out the longest of any woman who made it to cable TV against the inevitable enhancement surgery. She was more girly than Alexis Laree, Jennifer Thomas, Trinity, ODB, Melissa Coates and Serena Deeb but no more than Melina Perez, Shelly Martinez or Passion, didn't become more girlish the way Katie Lea, Josie and Jillian Hall did and was much more of a tomboy than valets Roni Jona and Cherry, most of the magazine finds like Alicia Fox and Kelly Kelly as well as all the diva search picks like Kristal Marshall, Maryse and Maria Kanellis.
  • Almost everything that could be considered both "evil" and "girly" was at some point applied to The Beautiful People. Madison Rayne stood out from the other members (the other females anyway) right from her first match with them where she used no kicks, did no tumbles, nothing showy, little in the way of hair pulling or sneakiness, just chanceries, take downs and lots and lots of punches. As opposed to hair spray or "the ugly stick", her preferred cheats were a loaded glove(more punching), motorcycle equipment and, if possible, the motorcycle itself. Granted, Rayne was something of a tomboy before she signed with TNA and was inserted into the girliest act it had going. But since she did initially serve The Beautiful People as their mole, it makes sense they wouldn't choose someone too much like them, and it also explains why she usually didn't get along with the rest very well.
  • Carmella is a Good Bad Girl who loves fashion and is preoccupied with looking fabulous. But she also has brothers and claims to be tougher than all of them - making her a Plucky Girl in the ring.
  • Alexa Bliss is a former model and cheerleader, with a love of rhinestones and everything sparkly. She was also a bodybuilder and won several fitness competitions.
  • Bella Twins: Brie Bella is the Girly Girl to her sister's Tomboy - favoring more feminine Waif-Fu offense in the ring and girlier ring attire. Outside of the ring she's a Granola Girl and is actually the harder drinker of the two. She's also more likely to be seen dressed casually as opposed to Nikki's love of high-fashion dresses.

    Video Games 
  • Phoebe from Battleborn is a stock Girly Bruiser, with all the glossy parts, being explicitly sensitive and is capable of being flirty. She's a very feminine and proper lady benefiting a rich heiress, but she's also an inventor and adventurer, creating fantastical tech and spelunking in ancient ruins. She can sometimes be a bit too into battle when fighting and has a thing for flying death machines. Furthermore, for a character who would be perceived as very dainty, her Legendary Challenge Gear is a pair of sneakers.
  • Neptunia: Nepgear, Uni, and K-Sha are girly, but they don't have girlish interests. They are interested in firearms, Nepgear, in particular, is generally interested in machinery. Nepgear and Uni try at one point to act like normal girls, but they get bored soon when they try to go shopping.
  • Now providing the page image, Princess Peach from Super Mario Bros., in contrast to Daisy's Tomboy with a Girly Streak. Peach's femininity is always played up, but she loves sports just as much as Daisy or Mario. She also doesn't hesitate to get rough and tumble or fight alongside her friends.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
  • Persona:
    • From Persona 3 there's Yukari Takeba who loves the colour pink, fashion, flowers and can be seen painting her nails in one of her idle animations. She's also a member of her school's archery club and is one of the more aggressive members of the team when it comes to fighting shadows.
    • Persona 4
      • Nanako Dojima from is an adorable little girly-girl who happens to find grasshoppers cute.
      • Yukiko Amagi is a Yamato Nadeshiko who's fond of telling scary stories that freak out Chie and even Naoto.
  • The King of Fighters: Mai Shiranui is arguably the most feminine girl in the series, but happens to find metal as her favorite music. Plus she's VERY straightforward and open about her likes and dislikes, which some people criticize as "not very ladylike".
  • While Amy Rose from Sonic the Hedgehog is an Action Girl and a Tsundere with a Hair-Trigger Temper, she also has hobbies involving shopping, cooking, and cute things.
  • Clair from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia has all the poise and bearing of a noble lady but also finds herself most at home on the battlefield to her brother Clive and childhood friend Fernand's surprise.
  • Final Fantasy:
  • Riley Miller from Valkyria Chronicles 4. She's the most fashion-conscious of anyone fighting in Squad E, to the point her Non-Uniform Uniform includes Proper Tights with a Skirt. She's one of the more organized and refined women around the base camp, and she even has unique, much daintier animations in battle. Those animations are for deploying the man-portable mortar cannon she helped design, with her passion for mechanical engineering.
  • Alisa Reinford in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is one of the most feminine girls in Class 7, but her family runs the biggest engineering corporation in the Empire and she's very good at fixing machines.
  • Ibuki the girly ninja girl from Street Fighter despite probably being the second most girly character behind Karin has traits of this. She has a pet Tanuki called "Don-Chan", Tanuki are a dangerous animal to keep due to their wild instincts. She also tends to carry around sharp objects randomly in her casual outfits. Ibuki is also notable for being one of the few female characters to wear pants (jeans in her case) in one of her outfits, a rarity even for the pure tomboys (including Makoto). Other characters that also wear pants such as Juri and C. Viper are somewhere in between in tomboy and girly scale as they are both meant to be foils as sorts to the tomboy Cammy and Girly Chun-Li. She also has a professional ninja run and can handle weapons well.
  • Similarly to Ibuki Tekken's Lili who is probably behind only Anna Williams in the Girly Girl scale (due to Anna having no tomboy streaks) has an outfit with pants (also jeans) that was made to be a high contrast to her girly default dress. It should be noted that while pretty much all Tekken girls have access to jeans or some trousers those are customization options and not real outfits, not even most other tomboys such as her own rival wears such wear. Also in Street Fighter X Tekken one of Lili's titles is "Tomboy". The only other Tekken female to have such clothes is Leo who's outfit covers more than Lili's and is the truest tomboy of Tekken.

    Visual Novels 
    • Tomoya and Nagisa's daughter Ushio typically wears dresses and likes the Big Dango Family like her mother, but she also likes toys for boys and often plays baseball with her grandfather Akio.
    • Kyou's sister Ryou is a Girly Girl, but an otaku at the same time and has interests in shonen.
  • Kotonoha Katsura from School Days may seem like an innocent Girly Girl on the outside, but she is into horror movies and practices iaido.
  • Fate Series:
    • Luviagelita Edelfelt from Fate/stay night and Fate/hollow ataraxia has the looks and bearing of your typical Ojou, complete with ringlets, but she favors a fighting style that's essentially pro wrestling.
    • Saint Martha from Fate/Grand Order presents herself as a graceful, elegant woman of faith, and that is genuine for the most part...but she also has a more outspoken, Hot-Blooded side that she tries to keep under control. While she tries to be a Lady of War in her Rider form, her Summer form shows that she can also be a violent brawler who fights with nothing but Good Old Fisticuffs (and it's heavily implied that she actually tamed Tarasque by beating him into submission, rather than simply charming him with her elegant and ladylike ways like the stories say). She states that both sides of her personality are part of who she is, and official art of her depicts her in both masculine and feminine outfits.
  • Higurashi: When They Cry:
    • Shion is very refined unlike her identical twin sister Mion (who is a Tomboy with a Girly Streak) but is just as spunky and is as much of a tease as her. She has some Hot-Blooded traits as well. Shion is a girly girl with some tomboy qualities because: Shion was actually born Mion, but was sent to a school that turns women into "proper ladies" when she was younger, because as a child she and the real Shion did a Twin Switch that accidentally turned permanent when one of them got a tattoo. She enjoys being a tease in general but when things get serious, she's not afraid of displaying her energetic determination.
    • Rika and Hanyuu may seem, at first, to qualify for this trope. They are seemingly girly at first, but they refer themselves as "boku". This is due to Rika picking it up from Hanyuu and Hanyuu coming from a time before boys and girls used separate pronouns. Rika switches to "watashi" when she begins acting her mental age and uses "boku" just to act cute. So Rika is a girly girl with a mature side and Hanyuu is only girly in child form, none having "tomboyish" streaks.
  • Sasami Sasasegawa from Little Busters! is an Ojou who's generally very feminine, but she loves softball; she's the captain of the girl's softball team and the main reason she applied to the school is because of its softball program's good reputation. She's also not afraid to get physical when fighting Rin.
  • Lyrica: Shiue is a sweet and demure Proper Lady who wears Lolita Fashion and is often described as elegant and doll-like. She also serves as her band's drummer and is interested in the technical aspects of sound/music production.

    Web Animation 
  • The Most Popular Girls in School:
    • While obviously into traditionally girly things like fashion, the color pink, and men, Brittany Matthews also enjoys fights, cursing, utilizing weapons, and chooses to drink beer at a party in Episode 76.
    • Like the rest of the cheer squad, Trisha Cappelletti is girly but is into superhero stuff. She also knows quite a bit about tech and AV stuff, which is quite unusual for a cheerleader.

    Web Comics 

    Web Original 
  • Cracked: In "5 Lessons from 1970s Female Programmer" with Christina Hsu's mom, the titular female programmer. She tried to be a stay-at-home mom, but when she was, she didn't like it. But she was still very influenced by Chinese tradition and norms, including gender roles. She was very emotional, loved flowers, and would often force Christina into dresses as well as computer programming.

    Western Animation 
  • Princess Bubblegum in Adventure Time is a Proper Lady who presents herself as a Princess Classic and always wears pink. However, she's also a gifted Emperor Scientist and a Ruling Princess who can be quite ruthless and calculating in the interests of her realm.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: Ty Lee is a cheerful Girly Girl who's well known for her mastery of chi blocking and takes well to working in a military (even if she would prefer the circus). She also doesn't hesitate to jump into a drainpipe filled with mud, which her friend Mai adamantly refuses to do.
  • Blinky Bill: Daisy Dingo is very feminine and fashionable, usually seen doing her nails (claws?), and has dreams of becoming an actress/singer. Despite this, she puts in quite the effort during the charity race in "Blinky Bill's Fund Run", even though she ends up careening down a hill and crashing into other runners thanks to her waistband getting caught on a tree branch, flinging her backwards.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door: Kuki Sanban/Numbuh 3 is the girly girl to Numbuh 5's tomboy, but she has no trouble doing unpleasant things or becoming dirty, and this is Played With in that Kuki normally dresses less femininely than Abby.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
    • Sarah loves doing tea parties and other girly things with Jimmy, her room is pink, she keeps a diary and her prized possessions are her 'dollies'. But she's also a violent and out of control little brat. Her older brother is terrified of her and she is able to beat up all the male characters.
    • Nazz is a variant of the trope. At first sight, she appears to be a tomboy due to her short hair and regular tomboyish clothes (black t-shirt, tank top, and jeans). But other than that, she is a flirty, giggling, sweet girl who's interested in hair care products, cute boys, fashion (wearing dresses for special occasions), cooking, babysitting, and cheerleading. Her room is also quite girly, as seen in "A Glass of Warm Ed". She's easily the girliest female character on the show, despite her tomboyish appearance and Totally Radical speech.
  • The Fairly OddParents: The episode "The Boy Who Would Be Queen" reveals the girly and popular Trixie has an interest in comic books and video games, even dressing up as a boy to disguise herself when going to buy comic books. She tries to keep this a secret from others.
  • Futurama: Amy is a spoiled, rich, and ditzy party girl who often accuses Leela of not being girly enough to be a true woman. She also "works" as an engineering intern, has short hair, and always wears a tracksuit (except for formal events). When Fry points this out, she says it's because she's rebelling against her parents.
    Fry: Hey, tell me something: You've got all this money, how come you always dress like you're doing your laundry?
    Amy: I guess 'cause my parents keep telling me to be more ladylike.
  • Gravity Falls:
  • Hey Arnold!: Rhonda is a spoiled, rich Alpha Bitch, but she's not above playing football and baseball with her friends.
  • Jem: Kimber may be extremely girly, but unlike Aja, and the other Holograms members, her stage clothing includes pants.
  • Kaeloo: Pretty loves all thing stereotypically "girly", like fashion, make-up and ponies, but she also likes sports and wrestling.
  • Kim Possible: Monique is all about shopping and fashion, but she's also a huge fan of wrestling and extreme sports.
  • The Legend of Korra: Asami Sato is first introduced as very girly compared to the tomboyish Korra and remains so for the rest of the series despite also being a Girly Bruiser. She also has a love for racing sportscars and is talented with machines in general.
  • The Loud House:
    • Lola Loud is arguably the cutest and most feminine out of all ten of Lincoln's sisters. She dresses like a princess, has tea parties, and competes in beauty pageants, among other things. However, she also finds Lincoln's class tarantula cute (though one could interpret this as her being so girly she'll find anything cute), she once won a Burping Contest between all of the Loud siblings (and was quite proud of herself for it), and she says that the Princess Pony series is so pink and girly that it's too much even for someone as pink and girly as her to stomach. She's also prone to roughhousing with her twin, Lana.
    • Leni is one of the most feminine sisters, as she's an aspiring fashion designer who regularly makes her own clothing, wears dresses most of the time, and loves make-up, jewelry, and shoes. She also gleefully plays video games with Lincoln and Clyde in "Change of Heart".
    • Lori is this, too. She's a stereotypical Valley Girl who's into fashion, chatting on the phone, makeup, and painting her nails but also farts quite often, is as good at video games as Lincoln, is a good golfer to the point where she won a golfing scholarship for college, and acts dominant and assertive on a frequent basis.
    • Lucy is a Girly Girl in her own right, albeit a dark and morose one. She loves romance to the point that she owns (and kisses) a bust of Edwin, a character from her favorite TV series that she has a major crush on, she regularly wears a dress, she writes poetry, and she's even an avid fan of the comic series Princess Pony (which is considered too girly even by the show's quintessential Girly Girl, Lola). But she's also expressed a disdain for the color pink—not to mention her stoicism and interests in death, horror, fake blood, bats, etc. could hardly be considered girly. She's also not above roughhousing or fighting physically with her siblings, as she's seen attacking Lynn in "Garage Banned" when she accidentally chipped the fangs on her bust of Edwin.
  • The Magic School Bus: Phoebe Terese is easily the most feminine of the Frizz girls, being a Friend to All Living Things with a heart of gold, not to mention a bit of a flirt towards Arnold at times. However, she's the striker for Walkerville Elementary's football team, and one of the original books mentions she has karate after school.
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot: The main protagonist herself. Jenny has a love for shopping, pretty boys, and has an overall girly demeanor. But she’s a proud Action Girl and most of her friends are boys.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Rarity is normally a fashion-designing filth-averse Girly Girl. However, her first recourse in a fight is Good Old Fisticuffs, she's actually quite good at kicking flank (as seen in the battle against the changelings at the end of season 2), and in fact she's often one of the first to suggest resorting to violence when threatened. This is to be expected since her personality is based on that of the comics version of G3's Rainbow Dash, who was an adventurous, rowdy, rough-and-tumble sort as well as a fashionista.
    • Sweetie Belle is a Girly Girl like her sister but doesn't mind filth much.
    • Pinkie Pie is a bubbly, giggly pink pony who loves singing and cooking (she works as a baker/candy maker) but she also has a quirky and inappropriate side, being loud, boisterous and a Big Eater. During season six, she partakes in buckball, which is a brand new sport that Applejack had invented, and that in the long run makes Pinkie Pie much more tomboyish.
    • Fluttershy is very nurturing, graceful and usually averse to violence, but she doesn't mind getting dirty with her animal friends and she proves to be a very skilled goalie when playing Buckball.
  • Miraculous Ladybug:
    • Marinette Dupain-Cheng's outfit includes mainly pink colors. She's open about her crush on Adrien (at least, only to those she can trust). Plus, she's an aspiring fashion designer. She's also an Action Girl, can be as aggressive as she needs to be, and is skilled at video games.
    • Rose Lavillant, a cheerful pink-clad Wide-Eyed Idealist, has a very short haircut, and is also a rock singer with a surprising knack for Harsh Vocals.
  • The Owl House: As a contrast with Luz's Tomboy with a Girly Streak, Amity is the more traditionally feminine of the two and is definitely brains over brawn, but she was also the former captain of Hexside's grudgby team, is shown to have not lost her skill in the sport, and is more than capable of throwing hands when need be, such as when she utterly brutalizes Hooty offscreen after he gets into her face.
  • Phineas and Ferb: Isabella is girly, romantic, loves unicorns and wears a pink dress. She's also expressed a fondness for gross things and her Fireside Girls' manual includes a lesson on car maintenance.
  • Sanjay and Craig has Megan Sparkles, who is the epitome of this trope. She wears a pink dress with high heels, has a room with pink walls and tons of girly things, and lives for competing in beauty pageants. She's also an MMA expert who skateboards, does bike stunts, plays video games, and regularly hangs out with her best friends, whom are three boys that she doesn't hesitate to roughhouse and indulge in gross-out antics with. Not to mention that she attends a school for stuntmen/stuntwomen in training. This aspect of her personality is even lampshaded in the episode "Combo Attack":
    Chido: Little miss pink dress plays video games?
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Glimmer wears pink and purple, literally has pink sparkles as her powerset, and enjoys dressing up in pretty dresses as well as giving Adora a makeover for Princess Prom. However, she also really enjoys fighting and can pack a heavy punch. Her introduction even shows her clashing with her mother because she so desperately wants to fight for the Rebellion more than her mother is willing to allow.
  • South Park: Bebe loves rainbows, sparkles, boy bands, gossip, and above all shoes just as much as her female peers. She also enjoys throwing rocks at ongoing cars, and playing Call of Duty: World at War in the computer lab, flipping Cartman off when she gets a kill shot at him.


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While she's more feminine than the boisterous tomboy Mebh, she's still a Spirited Young Lady who doesn't always conform to her time period's gender roles. She wants to be a hunter like her father instead of working in the scullery, and she wears trousers as well as dresses.

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