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Outdoorsy Gal

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This Tomboy's boyishness makes her stand out. She'll be found spending time outside where she can climb trees and play in the dirt, with the possibility of the natural consequences, as opposed to Beauty Is Never Tarnished, because she's one of those girls who'd look cute all scuffed up.

She loves to go exploring, especially when it comes to heights, and often has imagination that can take her anywhere. There's a good chance that she can get a less adventurous boy to join her, or maybe a feminine girl. She's a natural kind of person, but in a dirtier way than a Granola Girl. If her rural activities take her a little further from home, she's one of the Free-Range Children.

Might likely overlap with Short Tank or Academic Athlete. May also overlap with Nature Lover, if she actually likes it rather than regards it just as place for exercise. She might be a Tomboy Princess. Related to One of the Boys who is a girl who prefers to socialize with male characters. Compare Passionate Sports Girl. Contrast Gamer Chick, a Tomboy who stays inside, playing video games.



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     Comic Books 
  • Wonder Woman: Holliday Girl Bobby Strong likes the outdoors. She goes hunting and eagerly volunteers for missions that involve exploring new natrual places.

     Film - Animated  

  • Princess Merida from Brave likes to spend her free time riding her horse in the forest outside her family's castle and firing arrows at the trees.

     Film - Live Action  

  • Janie from Another Time, Another Place, but out of necessity rather than preference.
  • Julie from Flipped loves climbing her favorite tree, will raise chickens and will tame her yard.
  • Katherine "Katy" McLaughlin from Flicka loves horseback riding over the mountains of Wyoming at her family's horse ranch.
  • Robin Hood's daughter Gwyn in Princess of Thieves.
  • The film I Know Where I'm Going! has Torquil's childhood friend, Catriona, as the polar opposite of lady-like Joan as she goes hunting, throws things around, and generally loves the outdoors.



  • Cassie from Animorphs grew up on a farm, and she's by far the Animorph most comfortable with nature. In The Departure she survives in the wilderness for days.
  • Annie of The Magic Treehouse is the first one to climb into the treehouse that will take them anywhere and the first one to jump into adventure when they get where they're going.
  • Leslie from Bridge to Terabithia invites Jess to swing over the riverbed to discover the land of Terabithia.
  • The Royal Diaries has a couple. Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess would rather climb trees than dance, and in Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Archduchess Antonia's favorite activity is horse riding astride through the mud.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia has Lucy Pevensie, who discovers Narnia, insists on helping save Mr Tumnus, is a faithful believer in Narnia, and is an enthusiastic archer.
  • Emily from Emily - Last Child. Given that she is raised as an Indian, this is a given.
  • Alicia Audley, from Lady Audley's Secret, loves hunting and the outdoors, in sharp contrast to the more traditionally feminine, eponymous, Lady Audley.
  • Jane Austen's Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey has these vibes. As a little girl, she was noisy and wild, hated confinement and cleanliness, and loved rolling down the green slope at the back of the house. She liked playing cricket, baseball, riding on horseback, and running about the country. When she's grown-up, she still loves taking long walks and spending time outdoors and breathing fresh air.
  • In the novella A Taste of Honey, Lucretia spends most of her childhood and adolescent years outside at the Menagerie, among all kinds of animals, and later she even assists the prince when he's out hunting.

     Live Action TV  

  • Game of Thrones: Our first glimpse of Lyanna in a flashback is a young girl who returns to Winterfell's yard on horseback and shows off her riding skills to her brother Ned.
  • Samantha "Sam" Kepler from Wishbone once persuades the boys to help her look for "Blackbeard's Horseshoe" inside a condemned barn.
  • Farm girl Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie enjoys catching frogs in the creek.
  • The Ranch : Heather is revealed to be this, as a calf-roping former 4H club member.
  • The Beverly Hillbillies: Elly May Clampett is a Cute Bruiser and Friend to All Living Things who grew up exploring the Ozark wilderness and kept her interest in "critters and rasslin'" after moving to Beverly Hills. There, her suitors have mixed reactions to realizing that she's far more physically capable than them.

     Newspaper Comics  

  • Alix of Stone Soup has a fondness for playing in the mud, catching creepy crawly things, and going exploring in her backyard baby pool.

     Video Games  

  • Makoto Nanaya from BlazBlue was this while at the NOL academy. One of the "Teach me Ms. Litchi" shorts has her injured after deciding to climb a tree (then again, she is part squirrel). Also, "seeing the world" was her big reason for signing up for the Intelligence division.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Mayor Bo's daughter, Ilia, spends most of her time in the surrounding forest and can usually be found at the Ordon Spring, which is where she bathes Link's horse, Epona.

     Western Animation  

  • Dora the Explorer embarks on a trip in every episode, where she uses her map to travel anywhere from through the jungle to over a mountain.
  • Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls is a rare girly-girl example of this trope—she definitely seems to enjoy outdoorsy activites more than her twin brother, Dipper, does.
  • The Loud House: Lana Loud is this, being fond of all the animals and wildlife out there, and finding it physically impossible to stay away from mud for very long.
  • We Bare Bears: A flashback in "Creature Mysteries" shows the Bears' friend Ranger Tabes was like this in her youth.


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