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"Remember folks, equality means we're all equally open to an ass-whoopin' when we earn it."
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This is when a female character lacks the usual immunity to slapstick that comes with her sex and is thus regularly on the receiving end of physical comedy in a manner normally reserved for male characters. She might regularly suffer Amusing Injuries, get Covered in Gunge, receive a Pie in the Face, get Panty Shot for Comedic Underwear Exposure, and have other slapstick tropes done to her. She is usually the Butt-Monkey or The Chew Toy of the show and what happens to the girl is Played for Laughs.

It is more rare to see women in these roles because of the Double Standard seen in things like Beauty Is Never Tarnished, Wouldn't Hit a Girl, or Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male. Also, due to all of these things, the women who do fit this trope are more likely to be amusingly injured by other women, their own clumsiness, or events beyond anybody's control than by men. On occasions when a male does comically harm a female, it will almost invariably by accident, and the woman will often retaliate by doling out some slapstick right back at the male, considerably more painful or over-the-top than what happened to her. A male character deliberately harming a female character is far less likely to be played for laughs than the other way around.


With the passage of time, we both already have seen and will continue to see increasingly fewer restrictions on the use of this trope. Even being physically attractive does not guarantee immunity, since the Brainless Beauty is always an Acceptable Target. If the character is an Iron Butt Monkey, however, she'll tend to be a lot tougher if she's a woman than if she's a man. A woman who gets poked in the eye with a sharp stick will likely experience only a (temporary) loss of dignity; a man who gets poked in the eye with a sharp stick will have to wear an eyepatch. And it's still quite rare to see a female character comedically killed unless she's particularly repellent.

None of this is to suggest the men are getting away unscathed, by the way; if slapstick was only targeting the ladies then it would in fact know gender.


Exception: Instant Soprano always Knows Gender, except in blatant parodies of that trope.

Contrast is usually Immune to Slapstick.


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  • This Japanese Xbox commercial.
  • This Toyota commercial shows a young husband and wife trying to kill each other (the commercial is banned in the United States) with cartoon-style traps (likely the reason anyone even greenlighted it). She's just as vulnerable to them as he is, and, to drive the point home, it ends with her having taken the brunt of it.
  • Miller Light's weird "Can Your Beer Do This" commercials had a couple:
  • In the Schick intuition commercial, a woman who has her foot balanced on the sink, tries to shave her leg on the sink. But she loses her balance and falls to the floor.
  • Messin' with Sasquatch: In one commercial, Sasquatch throws a woman into a dirt pile after she pulls a water bucket prank on him.

    Anime & Manga 
  • In Aho Girl, Yoshiko's stupidity causes her to frequently be the victim of retaliatory Dope Slaps and the like. In one case male lead Akkun hits her with an Offhand Backhand when she calls him the idiot. Akkun even suplexed Yoshiko at one point.
  • Amazing Nurse Nanako: All kinds of stuff happen to the eponymous character, not the least of which Dr. Kyouji Ogami is directly and indirectly responsible for.
  • Hotori from And Yet the Town Moves falls victim to a large number of unfortunate mishaps. A little sneeze sends her face-first into a cup of coffee, and she trips while trying to clean it up, getting a bucket stuck on her head.
  • Angel Beats! has Hinata's assaults on Yui be played just as much for laughs as hers on him.
  • Azumanga Daioh has several scenes of this, Yomi and Tomo hit each other, Chiyo and Osaka get bonked a lot, and even Sakaki is always bitten on the hand by cats. Of course, this is all girl-on-girl (or animal-on-girl) slapstick. Yukari-sensei is also placed on the receiving end of some physical comedy courtesy of Tomo. As punishment, Yukari spends the next several minutes slapping Tomo around with a lunch tray in each hand.
  • While Kero and Sayoran are the true Butt Monkeys of Cardcaptor Sakura, Sakura herself is frequently victim to cutesy slapstick.
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun actually has at least two: Psycho Lesbian Lovable Sex Maniac Kuroko and Alpha Bitch Kongo.
  • Literature Girl in Daily Lives of High School Boys had one moment in "High School Boys and the Way You are", when her clumsiness caused a long string of Epic Fail.
  • While virtually every member of the party gets put into amusing situations, in Delicious in Dungeon it's generally going to be Marcille who will be the current issue's Butt-Monkey.
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Bulma's a victim of a lot of slapstick towards her, being a Butt-Monkey and all.
    • Chi-Chi, especially around Goku. Since she is not as strong as Goku yet strong enough to take physical harm; she has been slapped by Goku through the side of their house, through several boulders and a tree, and when he has healed from his heart disease and she went out to greet him, he accidentally threw her high into the air.
  • Happens in Dragon Half, where King Siva drops a huge weight on his own daughter Vina's head. The scene is funny, but it also shows that the two of them are utterly horrible people. Vina's half-slime, so she survives because she's Nigh-Invulnerable. She then attempts to smother her father once she escapes.
  • Doctor Slump:
    • The various heroines and villainesses get knocked around quite frequently (though not as much as the male characters). Even Senbei's love interest, Midori, gets boulders dropped on her and temporarily loses a few teeth.
    • Mostly averted with Arale herself as she's not a victim of slapstick but the one inflicting cartoon abuse on other (usually male) characters, usually by accident.
  • Downplayed with Shizuka of Doraemon. She has had this happen to her in some episodes. For example, she has been crushed by giant letters (through one of Doraemon's gadgets which is able to solidify screaming onomatopoeia), had a cannon exploding in her face and Nobita pushed her accidentally into a hole once. However, most of the time, we only see the three main boys taking a lot of slapstick pain and amusing injuries, while token pretty girl Shikuza is largely Immune to Slapstick, because Beauty Is Never Tarnished.
  • The 1973 manga Dororon Enma-kun placed the literal ice princess, Yukiko Hime, on the receiving end of a large amount of comical abuse from friends and foes alike. When a monster puts her into a deep sleep, Enma wastes no time attempting to wake her through outrageous beatings and whippings.
  • All the girls of ACROSS in Excel Saga. Excel and Elgala mostly get Amusing Injuries, while Hyatt just dies a lot.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL:
    • The Duel Coaster had a hazard where a boxing glove would spring out and sock the duelist in the face causing 200 points of Effect Damage; Yuma would be hit with it several times during the ride (given his inability to steer straight), but in one of those times, the glove missed him and hit Kotori. (Despite this, it still deducted points from Yuma.)
    • In another episode, Kathy tricked Katori into hiding in garbage in order to spy on someone. (Clearly, the end of the series - the first in the franchise where the protagonist actually "gets" the girl - was an Earn Your Happy Ending for poor Kotori.)
  • The Fairy Tail anime/manga doles out some humorous abuse to protagonist Lucy Heartfilia, including a pillow to the face that sends her through a door and into a rock outside, and various evil women like Angel, whose post-battle struggle for survival is a bit of a joke.
  • Food Wars! has the legendary but ditzy graduate chef Hinako usually on the receiving end of Kojirou's slaps and wrath to dispose of her in funny ways whenever she annoys him, a rare instance where the Played for Laughs Dope Slap features a female Butt-Monkey on the receiving end of a male Tsundere.
  • In Fushigi Yuugi, Taiitsukun is the Goddess (in a sense) of the trope. On one hand, she's among those who send the Nyan-Nyans (who have the looks of little girls) flying when they screw up, and has hit Miaka (a 15-year-old girl) upside the head at least once. On the other, it's not like she's less harsh to guys: she's also seen beating up the 17-year-old boy Tamahome once or twice.
  • In Genji Tsuushin Agedama, a 1991 parody anime, villainess Kuki Rei frequently catches fire, falls down pits, and gets caught in explosions.
  • Mutsumune from Getsumen to Heiki Mina gets a lot of slapstick stuff happening to her
  • Gintama does not spare the female characters. Kagura is actually proud to be the first Jump heroine to vomit in an anime.
  • Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! features protagonist Souji with Aika, a violent Tsundere for a childhood friend. Unlike most examples, said violence is not directed at her love interest, but Human Alien Twoearle, either for her unabashed attempts to get in Souji's pants or bringing up Aika's chest size.
  • Guu from Haré+Guu is chopping vegetables in class and ends up cutting her Rubber Hose Limbs into pieces. Unfazed she gathers the pieces up and swallows them, quickly growing a new arm much to Haré's horror. In a much later OAV, Guu somehow shows up in a horror movie and her smirking head gets decapitated.
  • Achakura and Haruhi in Haruhi-chan. Others too (everyone's an Abusable Cutie) but they seem the most prone to it.
  • Shiina from Haruka Nogizaka's Secret has a tendency to clumsily stumble into Fanservicey Panty Shot and Not What It Looks Like situations that are played for laughs at her expense.
  • Ryuubi, the Meganekko with Gag Boobs, from Ikki Tousen regularly finds herself in these situations. If she really is in danger, though, her dragon will come out.
  • The unlucky Chinese Girl protagonist of the weird anime Ippatsu Kiki Musume gets involved in a whole lot of this.
  • Kemono Michi features its protagonist Shibata Genzo using brutal pro wrestling moves to subdue wild demonic beasts, humans, and humanoids alike, regardless of age, gender, or position. His most common victim is Carmilla, a female vampire. Heck, the Establishing Series Moment is when Genzo slams Princess Altena onto the floor with a devastating German Suplex after she attempts to Summon Everyman Hero and gets him.
  • Ritsu in K-On! is a frequent target for Mio's aggression, though some of the other girls have suffered a few bashes on the head (also see Cranial Eruption). No serious injury has yet occurred from this.
  • Konosuba: The main cast consists of three girls and one guy, none of whom escape slapstick ranging from the violent to the gross; Kazuma has called himself a supporter of "true gender equality" which pretty much amounts to this trope.
  • Kill la Kill is full of this, with Nui, probably the girliest character, getting the worst of it.
  • The premise of Kill Me Baby lies in Yasuna being physically abused by Sonya at least Once per Episode.
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions has a rare reversal where its female characters, rather than the male lead Yuuta, are the source of a majority of the slapstick. Doubly so because Yuuta tends to be the one who actually inflicts it. That said, he is not exactly immune from being the victim of it either.
  • Lucky Star:
    • During the first episode, Miyuki describes some of the things that happen to her for spacing out, such as tripping on her own feet or cutting herself while slicing vegetables, things which Konata then describes as "moe points". The very next scene has her walking into a business sign while pacing back and forth.
    • During episode 7, Konata lays a bar of soap down for Miyuki to slip on while they are bathing at the sentou. It works, but she misses it while teasing Kagami.
    • There are also times when Nanako gives Konata a Cranial Eruption for sleeping in class. In the manga, this extends to other students she has after Konata and her friends graduate. Including the innocent and physically frail Yutaka.
    • Minami nailing Hiyori in dodgeball, anyone?
    • A late scene in episode 11 is all about the main four (and Soujiro) receiving electrical shocks from a doorknob.
  • In Magikano, the main male character, Haruo, does take some abuse especially in the form of a mind erasing hammer. But that pales in comparison to what the Yandears who are (unknowingly to him) fighting for his attention do to each other.
  • Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro absolutely champions this trope, as Neuro himself frequently abuses his female cohort Katsuragi Yako by stretching her body into unnatural positions, electrocuting her, making her eat grass, and just generally roughing her up. One omake is actually a long list of ways to humorously torture a recently-defeated female villain.
  • Kanako Miyamae from Maria†Holic takes some slapstick pain, including getting trampled by a schoolgirl stampede, which after provides her with the obligatory Amusing Injuries.
  • Mitsudomoe is, put simply, a series with lots of slapstick involving little girls. Mitsuba gets it the worst.
  • Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun plays around with a lot of classic Shoujo character archetypes by gender flipping them. This gives us the case of Kashima and Hori, which is the textbook example of "Handsome Lech who flirts with every girl he meets and Tsundere Love Interest who physically punishes him" but with the genders changed around, resulting in a guy kicking, grappling with, and throwing objects at a girl.
  • In My Little Monster Haru accidentally hits Shizuku several times for comedic effect.
  • Nagasarete Airantou distributes the pain pretty fairly. Though male protagonist Ikuto gets hurt more consistently, girls Ayane, Rin, and Mikoto get knocked around fairly often as well. Ayane in particular gets it so bad that one chapter featured her picking up a broom that caused accidents to happen to whoever used it. She completely failed to notice its effects because they were no different from a regular day for her.
  • Happens occasionally to girls in NEEDLESS, but slapstick happens more frequently to the males.
  • In Negima! Magister Negi Magi, main female protagonist Asuna regularly takes the chance to smack about one or two other girls in their sillier or more lecherous moments, but none so much as Elegant Gothic Lolita Vampire Evangeline. Although given her insane skill in martial arts, she probably lets it happen. This being Negima, it's promptly lampshaded:
    Chachamaru: Asuna-san's the only person who's ever been able to engage with Master in physical slapstick.
  • Happens a lot in Nichijou, whose protagonist Yuuko ends up on the receiving end of most of the slapstick-related gags in the series. It knows no species either, as the other main victim is Sakamoto the cat.
  • Nodame from Nodame Cantabile is part of a Boke and Tsukkomi Routine with other main character Chiaki, and the usual Tsundere slapstick violence is gender-inverted.
  • Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! has Nyarko and Cuuko (and more rarely Hasta) subject to Mahiro's punches and forks whenever they get too annoying. It helps that they're Lovecraftian gods and can take the punishment, but more than a few fans have expressed displeasure with Mahiro, feeling that he comes off as a short-tempered Jerkass. Worth noting, the "slapstick" label only really applies to the two TV series; in the original light novels (and the Nyaruani comedy shorts) Mahiro's forks produce fountains of High-Pressure Blood.
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: Panty and Stocking go through lots of Amusing Injuries.
    • A perfect example would be in the first part of Episode 3, when the wolf ghost compresses the both of them into a ball shape and throws them through a basketball hoop, and then the two are briefly seen Squashed Flat afterwards.
    • Panty is hit by a barrage of different humiliating slapstick stunts at the beginning of Episode 13, all in a row, including struck by lightning (complete with X-Ray Sparks) and left with Ash Face.
  • Pokémon loves this trope:
    • Jessie, amongst other female villains (and even protagonists), gets attacked by Pokémon on a regular basis.
    • Misty gets this from time to time. One noticeable example was in "Pokémon Fashion Flash." In the course of that episode, Misty got burned in the face by Vulpix's fire breath, got burned by Vulpix's huge Fire Spin at the climax, AND got a ridiculous face paint makeover that looked so bad, it had Ash and Brock (especially Ash) laughing themselves half to death when they saw it!
    • Zigzagged with May. Like the other female companions, she suffers occasional Amusing Injuries. However, a lot of her Damsel in Distress moments seem to lampshade her lack of Toon Physics. Her almost falling down the exact same cliff Team Rocket passively shot down Wile E Coyote-style was completely Played for Drama.
    • Once Lillie overcomes her fear of Pokemon, she snuggles Lycanroc (earning its somewhat painful rub with its stone collar) and then accidentally triggers Turtonator's Shell Trap (something Lana's younger sisters also did in an earlier episode) which left the entire class covered in soot from the Non Fatal Explosion.
    • Pretty much every major character has been zapped by Pikachu at least once.
  • This is very prevalent in the Pretty Cure franchise. Kanade Minamino and Miyuki Hoshizora are the two most notable examples, but Love Momozono and Nozomi Yumehara have their fair share of slapstick too.
  • In The Red Ranger Becomes an Adventurer in Another World, Idola is actually the one being subject to slapstick and humiliation the most in the early chapters. Her precious golem is blown to pieces by Tougo, she's covered in monster guts after Tougo sends them flying toward the Ruins of Wakemark, and she's nearly killed by the explosion of his Transformation Sequence immediately after he gives her a Declaration of Protection.
  • Happens a lot in Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth, there were actually two chapters dedicated to this trope.
  • Rune Soldier Louie: Merrill often suffers humiliation, due to the lengths she'll go to in order to satisfy her greed.
    • In Episode 7, Merrill tries to stop the clay golem from taking her precious jar with a flying kick and gets sucked into its body. It stops long enough to literally squat and shit her out (seen at 14:27-14:42)!
    Louie: [nods sagely] Mm-hm. It would've been different had it been the tear of a pure maiden.
    • In another episode, she steals and eats a bunch of laxative-laced cookies that some of Louie's detractors had given him.
  • Sailor Moon frequently featured slapstick gags with the main female cast as the victims. Usagi was the most common victim, due to her extreme clumsiness getting her hurt and general This Loser Is You nature as a character, but plenty of gags featured the rest of the cast as well. Ironically, Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask, the only male human in the regular cast, was the least likely to be on the receiving end of the show's physical comedy until the notably more serious and poised Outer Senshi were introduced, suggesting it had more to do with finesse and grace than anything.
  • Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei:
    • The series has the scene where Meru (a Shrinking Violet who can only communicate through abusive text messages) ends up getting forced into a seat with no cell reception and starts spewing Black Speech. Kafuka's way to treat this problem is to bash her in the head with a crucifix.
    • There's also a Played for Laughs scene where Chiri ambushes Ai and is implied to brutally murder her, acting on jealousy over Itoshiki-sensei.
  • Sanae from Squid Girl gets beaten up a lot by the eponymous protagonist, and she enjoys it.
  • Slayers often subjects its female characters to slapstick, every semi-important woman that appears in the show, suffers it sooner or later (even Sylphiel was blasted by Lina on one occasion). Amelia is a notable one.
  • With its all-female cast, it's no surprise that this trope should apply to Strawberry Marshmallow. This is the main reason why the other girls keep Miu Matsuoka around; however, no one in the show is immune to the slapstick.
  • Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, absurd as it is, heaps slapstick on everybody, with the heroines getting it the hardest, though G4 (particularly Kokoro) get theirs too.
  • Tenchi Muyo!:
    • Kiyone from Tenchi Universe endures constant humiliation due to being partnered with Mihoshi, who is the personification of a ditz.
    • Many female characters in this franchise are also qualified for this trope. Particularly Ryoko, Mihoshi, and Sasami as Pretty Sammy.
  • Time Bokan:
    • This applies to all the villainess leaders of the Terrible Trio in the various series staring with Majo (Doronjo is her Expy).
    • In Yatterman, villainess Doronjo is punished for her failure, with her team, in just about every episode. Punishments range from siccing a horde of pinching crabs on her to blasting her with meteorites and nuclear missiles. The 2008 remake keeps this tradition alive.
  • One particularly well-done male-to-female example is in Toradora! when Ryuuji accidentally hits Taiga in the head with a broom. It's hilarious.
  • Kelly from Transformers: Robots in Disguise is most definitely the series' human Chew Toy. She's not stupid or clumsy, just incredibly unlucky. Usually the funny stuff happens to her property rather than her, but she's still been the victim of the occasional damage. She is almost always caught up in the conflicts of the (mostly male) Transformers. Not even running to the middle of the world's most remote desert moves her out of the way of the conflict!!
  • Also happens with frequency in Urusei Yatsura, usually featuring Ryuunosuke, Benten, Ran, and the Spice Girls (No, not THOSE Spice Girls). Lum maybe less so, but her main protagonist status doesn't make her immune. Of course, Ataru still attracts as many mishaps as all of them together, but it's natural for such a severe case of Born Unlucky.
  • In the obscure manga Violinist of Hameln female lead Flute receives a copious amount of slapstick violence, ranging from being beaten up a lot by monsters or abused by the male lead. Luckily for her, she is both a Pollyanna and Made of Iron.
  • Due to the main cast of Zombieland Saga being, well, zombies, the lead heroines tend to be on the butt ends of many physical gags. Yugiri, however, zigzags this; while she gets caught up in group slapstick with the others, unlike them she never becomes a specific target of slapstick. If anything, she's the one dishing it out on a couple of occasions.

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    Comic Books 
  • Mortadelo y Filemón: Secretary Ofelia is on the receiving end as often as everyone. Irma also finds herself on the receiving end in several stories. Minor female characters get targeted as well.
  • Sami The Samurai Squirrel: In one story, Sami tries to follow Doug by swinging on a vine. The vine snaps and she lands face-first in mud.
  • Monica's Gang brings it one step further, as not only it has plenty of women being subjected to physical comedy, but a wheelchair-bound boy has been on the receiving end of Monica's needy abuse.
  • Emilka Sza: Maya, the read headed girl spends most of the book being a victim of comedic slapstick. Emilka also get her share of comedy abuse.

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    Fan Works 
  • In the Discworld fics of A.A. Pessimal, the young Assassin Jocasta Wiggs follows her memorable canonical appearance by ending up - in every tale where she features - being liberally smothered in crap. It's now the Wiggs trademark.
  • In React Watch Believe Yikes, Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang go through a lot of abuse for the sake of comedy. It's rather justified, given that they're stuck in school with nothing to do but watch ten seasons of Red vs. Blue.
  • In Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With The Light, Mary Jane has occasionally been drenched by Roadside Waves and Covered in Gunge as part of her Butt-Monkey status.
  • The titular characters from the MLP fancomic Diamond and Dazzle are equally subject to physical comedy. One comic features Diamond getting yanked off-panel by her tail due to some device set up by Dazzle. She somehow came back into the panel to make sure Dazzle was yanked along with her.
  • In This Bites!, Cross is not afraid of giving Vivi a conk on the head if she ticks him off too much, especially when she gets over-excessive with the Groin Attacks.
  • There is a Pokémon Sun and Moon fanfic called "Lillie and Nebby" that basically revolves entirely around Lillie suffering on the same level as Tom the cat and Wile E. Coyote in her desperate attempts to keep Nebby in her bag while Nebby is none the wiser to her misfortune. Notable incidents include getting attacked by various Pokemon, from Wingull to Beedrill to Ursaring, getting squeezed and hugged by a well-meaning Bewear, getting coated in wet cement, getting reduced to a pile of ashes with eyes, getting frozen solid and mistaken for a caveperson, getting crushed into a cube shape in a garbage truck, falling off of a cliff and bouncing down every ledge, getting hit on the head with a coconut hard enough for the entire thing to get stuck over her head, getting squashed flat on numerous occasions, and getting buried in various different substances (sand, snow, garbage).
  • In The Loud House fanfiction:

    Films — Animation 
  • Cats Don't Dance: Half the slapstick comes from Danny (and occasionally Pudge). The rest? Surprisingly enough, it comes from Sawyer, who despite being graceful, wise, and snarky is amusingly very accident-prone (though it should be noted that most of her accidents are in some way Danny's fault, but then again, since he's a Naïve Newcomer and very energetic, who can blame him?). Also, all that happens to the films' villainess, Darla Dimple, at the end of the movie.
  • Disney Animated Canon:
    • Bolt: Mittens the Cat is subjected to lots of Amusing Injuries throughout her journey.
    • The circus elephants from Dumbo are similarly subject to Amusing Injuries after Dumbo accidentally causes the circus tent to collapse.
    • The Emperor's New Groove: Yzma, though being unattractive and evil are already two strikes against her. "Pull the lever, Kronk." *Ka-chunk!* "WRONG LEVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!" Yzma is possibly Disney's best example of this trope, as much like the rest of the cast the character goes through constant screwball situations — especially when she's in the jungle. Case in point, there's a scene where she gets covered in grime, then attacked by bees (for no discernible reason) within a few seconds, running around in the background while her sidekick in the foreground pays no attention, and then she takes a pratfall into the mud again.
    • Frozen: Anna is subjected to about the same amount of slapstick that Kristoff is subjected to, though significantly less than what Olaf is subjected to. Anna's more slapstick-y moments were briefly an indirect source of controversy, not because nobody wanted to see a female character do physical comedy, but because her animator made a public statement that he found it difficult to animate women, who, as he said, have to go through a wide range of emotions while still looking pretty. A lot of women and artists of both genders were quite pissed.
    • The Lion King: Shenzi usually suffers the same comeuppances as the other hyenas.
    • The Little Mermaid: Vanessa's wedding is played very comically for slapstick. Birds fly under her dress, pelicans dump water, dead fish and lobsters all over her, starfish cover her body from face to waist, seals bounce her like a ball, she gets thrown on top of her own wedding cake and covered in the frosting head to toe before being sprayed by water yet again. This is particularly notable for the inversion of the hyper-feminine beautiful woman as the target.
    • Moana: Moana is repeatedly thrown off the boat by Maui, with little to no effort to boot, ending up soaking wet every time the ocean puts her back. Moana repeatedly smacks herself in the face with a wet mop of hair when she dramatically spins without registering that her hair is wet.
    • Mulan: Mulan, though most of it happens while she's disguised as a man. Just watch "I'll Make a Man Out of You" and you'll see. This is mostly played straight in the beginning when Mulan was a clumsy Butt-Monkey but toned down after she Took a Level in Badass.
    • The Princess and the Frog: Tiana doesn't run into any slapstick at all... when she's human. Almost as soon as she turns into a frog, she along with Naveen gets tossed around for laughs, fall over, all kinds of the sort of goofy situations one could stick into a swamp setting.
    • The Rescuers: Averted with Bianca, but Medusa actually takes the brunt of the comedic retaliation of the Rescuers and the Bayou animals, especially compared to her male partner, Snoops.
    • Tangled: As a Cute Clumsy Girl, Rapunzel sometimes suffers Amusing Injuries. Downplayed, as the male hero Flynn gets it much worse in the entire movie.
    • Tarzan: Jane. The movie makes quite a bit of comedic use out of her inexperience in the jungle, though this eventually dies down as she gets more used to things — still, chances are if there's a scene where she's in that huge, fancy-looking dress, it's going to be ruined in some kind of slapstick scene.
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: The protagonist Makoto gets hurt a lot crashing into things due to her clumsy landings doing time leaps. Usually it is Played for Laughs, except on one particular occasion when she is badly battered near the climax of the movie.
  • How to Train Your Dragon: Ruffnut gets used for slapstick in near-perfect synchronization with her twin brother. The only reason Astrid doesn't is because she's too skilled a badass.
  • Incredibles 2: While Elastigirl is first trying out her Elasticycle, it revs out of control and slams her into the wall.
    • In a later scene at a diner, when Violet is taken to see her love interest Tony as a surprise, Violet is so surprised that she squirts water out of her nose.
  • Rugrats Go Wild!: Siri is only on screen for a little more than five minutes, but is subjected to quite a range of Amusing Injuries; she's whacked in the face with a bamboo cane, falls off a cliff into a thornbush, is defecated on by an entire flock of parrots, falls face-first into a puddle of mud, is hit by a rolling log, and, finally, is accidentally launched off a log and into a river while trying to pounce on Spike. And that's just during her musical number!
  • The Secret Life of Pets: Chloe the gray tabby. She even ends up in a YouTube video where her Trauma Conga Line is shown to the amusement of millions of people in Times Square.
  • Trolls: Poppy is subjected to this, especially through the "Get Back Up Again" montage. She suffers as many humiliations as anyone in the film.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Trope Maker is Mabel Normand, heroine for Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios during the silent era. Despite her alluring beauty Normand spent her career taking comic pratfalls and pies to the face and doing all the other silliness of classic slapstick comedy. Examples include Mabel's Blunder, in which Mabel gets the wrong idea about her boyfriend's fidelity, and Mabel's Strange Predicament, which featured Mabel hiding under a bed from a violently jealous wife, and also featured Charlie Chaplin in his very first film as The Tramp.
  • The 1939 film Hollywood Serenade is set in the silent movie era, and at one point its star Alice Faye, then one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, is on the receiving end of a pie thrown by Buster Keaton, whose career was then in serious decline. Ironically, this was one of the few times Keaton ever threw a pie in his movie career; he was normally on the receiving end himself.
  • Scary Movie features a lot of this, from start to finish. It is a comedic parody series, and the lead character is Always Female.
  • Dirty Love does this to Jenny McCarthy, who wrote and produced it.
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous does this too, with one girl being hit in the head with a falling light, two getting blown up, and countless eating tainted shellfish and barfing everywhere. Tess, however, experiences the most slapstick.
  • Airplane! is rife with slapstick, and the female characters are no exception. Some examples include a brutal bar fight between two girl scouts, ending with one being slid down a bar and head first into a jukebox, an Ill Girl who repeatedly has her IV knocked out, causing her to convulse, and most notably the "Get a hold of yourself!" scene where several passengers violently shake and slap a Hysterical Woman.
  • Many Columbia short subject comedies (including those with The Three Stooges) did this. Vera Vague was on the business end of a lot of violent comedy in her shorts. Even the classiest female supporting players were not exempt; Christine McIntyre has been, in different shorts, hit over the head with a guitar, splashed with water, and smacked in the face with a loaded shaving brush.
  • Orin's middle-aged female assistant gets hit several times (such as getting punched in the face and slammed by a door) in his Villain Song in Little Shop of Horrors.
  • The network censor in Scrooged is beaten throughout the film by falling sets, carelessly opened doors, and everything else that can get hurled her way. It's very effective at keeping her from doing her job and the smut gets right past her onto the airwaves.
  • In Babe: Pig in the City, Mrs. Hoggett gets dragged around in pretty undignified fashion.
  • Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear has then-First Lady Barbara Bush repeatedly on the receiving end of Drebbin's ineptitude.
  • Melissa McCarthy seems to be making a career out of this.
    • In Identity Thief, Jason Bateman smashes a guitar over her head, among other incidents.
    • Her role in Bridesmaids was also fairly raunchy, since the film isn't afraid to put women on the receiving end of slapstick, particularly at the bridal fitting where half the women puke in the bathroom (and on each other) and the other half experience explosive diarrhea.
    • The Heat features both her character and Sandra Bullock in these situations repeatedly.
    • Continues this in Spy, including a long Vomit Indiscretion Shot done in slow motion.
  • Space Jam: Played straight with Granny, averted with Lola.
  • The Mexican comic actress and director María Elena Velasco (of La India Maria series fame) was made of this in her heyday. She's short and stocky, so when she gets knocked down she can bounce back up like a rubber ball.
  • Matilda has this happen a lot to Miss Trunchbull, who is also an Asshole Victim.
  • Pitch Perfect has plenty of this, most notably the puking scenes.
  • Joss Whedon's adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing has, at one point, Beatrice very obviously spying on Hero and a maid, trying to listen in on whether or not they're saying that Benedick is in love with her. When she first heard their conversation, she suffered a pratfall down the steps. Her immediate move to hide under a nearby table then ended with her bonking her head on it.
  • While the climax of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World where people are thrown around by a firemen ladder is an aversion where only the men are involved, much suffering is laid upon both Monica (who along with her husband wrecks and is wrecked by a hardware store basement) and Mrs. Marcus (an Obnoxious InLaw who had it coming - the "Everybody Laughs" Ending is even caused by someone throwing a banana peel for her to fall!).
  • In The Man with Two Brains, Steve Martin hurls Kathleen Turner face-first into a pool of mud.
  • In Bugsy Malone, it seems that the slapstick is going to be entirely confined to the male characters — until the end, whereupon nobody is safe.
  • In Home Alone 3, the crooks are victims of Alex's booby traps during their attempt to break into the house to steal the chip, and Alice, the only female of the foursome, is not an exception. The same goes for Vera in the fourth film and Jessica in the fifth film.
  • The lead female protagonist in the Fifty Shades Of Black gets her fair share of beating from a malfunctioning elevator.
  • In Good Burger, Roxanne is sent by the evil restaurant conglomerate Mondo Burger to seduce and steal Ed's "secret sauce" recipe. Ed and Dexter absolutely adore her (but of course Dexter still doesn't trust her enough to actually give her the recipe). During their double date, she is accidentally injured a few times by Ed's clumsiness, such as getting accidentally hit in her face with a miniature golf club, a golf ball (which knocks her out), and Ed judo flipping her over his shoulder and onto the pavement.
  • In the Ghostbusters reboot, the four female leads are on the receiving end of slapstick but they make a Running Gag out of the repeated occasions on which Kristen Wiig's character gets Covered in Gunge.
  • In Death Becomes Her the trio of main characters, Bruce Willis' lone male lead included, suffer from amusing injuries but Helen and Madeline more so because they're undead. Holes in chests, heads snapped on backwards, limbs popping off, you name the lot.
  • As far back as the early 1930s, Thelma Todd was renowned for her skill at slapstick; in Horse Feathers, she falls out of a boat after being serenaded at length by Groucho Marx, and she also starred in a series of short films, first with ZaSu Pitts, then with Patsy Kelly, the best of which feature some great slapstick: in 1932's ''Alum and Eve'', Pitts gets jabbed in the ass with a pen and then gets stuck in a hospital trolley. Todd's attempts to extricate her turn into something reminiscent of the stateroom scene in A Night at the Opera.note 
  • Dorothy Coburn appeared in several Laurel and Hardy silents, managing to get Covered in Mud, fall in a cement pit and drawn into a huge pie fight.
  • Mean Girls: All four of the Plastics, despite being gorgeous and fashionable, suffer amusing injuries and slapstick comedy throughout. For example, in a scene where they are walking in the hallway, the main character Cady trips and falls into the trash can with her legs in the air.
  • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil has Allison and her frequent head trauma, which turns into a Brick Joke when it ends with Dale giving her a football helmet as a gift for their first date.
  • Myrtle in Waikiki Wedding, played by comedic actress Martha Raye, is subjected to a lot of slapstick. She has a typewriter slam on her fingers, slumps face-first into a bowl of liquor, hits her head on a bunk, and falls over a lot. Georgia (Shirley Ross), the romantic lead, doesn't suffer any slapstick outside of the one scene where Tony accidentally pushes her off a pier trying to fix the heel on her shoe.
  • Desperados (2020): Wesley gets all sorts of Amusing Injuries done to her during the film, such as getting electrocuted, punched, scratched, and even slapped in the face by a dolphin's penis.
  • 101 Dalmatians: Unlike in the original animated film, Cruella suffers slapstick just like Horace and Jasper. In fact, she gets it worse than they do, falling into a container of molasses and getting covered in mud.
  • Casper: Carrigan suffers slapstick along with Dibs in the up and at'em machine.
  • George of the Jungle: George's klutziness tends to put Ursula in slapstick-y situations.

  • In Harry Potter, there are quite a few instances of female characters undergoing this:
    • In The Chamber of Secrets, Peeves chases Moaning Myrtle and pelts her with moldy peanuts. Later, a Funny Background Event involves a nameless female student being turned into a badger by mistake in a Transfiguration class (while she's human again when she appears, she still has a white stripe in her hair).
    • In The Goblet of Fire, while trying to stop Peeves from throwing water balloons on the newly-arrived students at the start of the year, McGonagall slips on the floor and only saves herself from falling by grabbing Hermione around the neck.
    • In The Order of the Phoenix, Molly Weasley, after spending an entire morning cleaning a room, sits on a sagging armchair, only to spring up out of it with a cry of disgust, having sat on a bag of dead rats that Sirius had fed Buckbeak the hippogriff with but left behind when he exited the room.
    • In The Half-Blood Prince, Hermione absentmindedly squeezes a telescope, forgetting it was something Fred and George invented for their joke shop, and it punches her in the face. This is Played for Laughs entirely. The same goes for Trelawny being tossed out of the Room of Requirement.
    • Poor Katie Bell gets this twice in one scene. Peeves shoots her in the ear with an ink pellet and, when she retaliates by throwing things at him, he empties an entire bottle of ink over her head.
  • In the Discworld novel Night Watch, trainee Assassin Jocasta Wiggs is sent on a mission to target Sam Vimes. She ends up treading what she hopes is mainly water in the Ramkin family cesspit, having been directed there by a cunning trap.
  • This trope is briefly examined in the Jessica Darling series, as the protagonist's adolescent klutziness makes her a success as school Mascot Mighty the Seagull. Since school tradition requires keeping Mighty's real identity secret, everyone is puzzling over who's inside the costume, and everyone assumes it must be a boy. Jessica is annoyed at the sexist assumption that girls can't be funny and goofy until realising that she's only funny and goofy when her identity is safely hidden. This prompts some Character Development as she decides to take more risks and not be so afraid of looking silly even when not wearing the costume.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Probably the best-known example is Lucy Ricardo from I Love Lucy. Really, any character Lucille Ball played counts. (This has been blamed for the failure of her attempted 1980s comeback Life with Lucy - seeing a woman in her seventies still doing slapstick physical humour made the audience seriously worry for her safety and sent the show into Dude, Not Funny! territory.)
    • Lucy's best friend, Ethel Mertz, was also frequently on the receiving end of physical comedy.
  • Our Miss Brooks: Miss Brooks sometimes is the victim of slapstick gags. For example, in "Business Course" where she gets covered in oil and "Vitamin E-12" where she gets covered in goop. Miss Enright also suffers an oily fate in "Business Course." In "Secondhand First Aid" Miss Brooks wraps Miss Enright in bandages and rips her dress.
  • Carol Burnett in The Carol Burnett Show, who was also a huge Lucy fan.
  • Imogene Coca's "Shad" on It's About Time. Shad tended to suffer from more slapstick misfortune once she returned with the astronauts to the present, especially in the episode "To Sign or Not to Sign" where she joins a gym.
  • Hannah Montana: Miley Stewart seems to constantly get slapstick throughout the show.
  • The title characters of Hope & Faith also regularly suffered slapstick misfortune.
  • That's So Raven: The main character, Raven, gets involved in a lot of slapstick, usually on the receiving end. The sequel series Raven's Home continues the tradition.
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide features a lot of characters going through sometimes over-the-top Amusing Injuries in almost every episode. The female characters, even the beautiful ones, are not excluded either.
  • Dee from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is just as liable to have her leg broken by homeless people, or her face smashed in by a metal folding chair as the rest of the guys, and has been poisoned the most out of them all. Frank intentionally threw a match into a building full of kerosene while Dee was inside, setting her on fire for a fake news story.
  • The main female characters on Married... with Children also count. Peg has had both Al and a fat woman fall on her and been spun around on a game show wheel, Kelly has been bitten by poisonous insects, hit in the head with a frisbee, and roller-skated into a door, Marcy's been running over with a shopping cart and bitten by a poisonous rodent that turned her into a hunchback. All three of them have gotten electrocuted and fallen down the basement stairs. They've also all beaten up various female extras in one episode or another.
  • Laverne & Shirley: Both Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams were made honorary members of the Hollywood Stuntman's Guild for all the slapstick and the beating that they took to do it.
  • In her eponymous sitcom, Miranda Hart subjects herself to copious amounts of slapstick.
  • My Name Is Earl has Joy constantly falling over when she drinks too much. Also, right after the second time Earl gets run over by a car, it turns out to be Billie (a girl). She proceeds to get run over by another car when she tries to help Earl, and it is no surprise that the paramedics take care of her first.
  • The Worst Witch has a lot of the girls affected with slapstick. 95% of the cast is female so it's justified.
  • CJ Cregg gets this a lot in The West Wing, most memorably when she got root-canal surgery that gave her a temporary but hilarious Speech Impediment.
    CJ: Josh, pwease. Be vewy carefuw. Twy vewy, vewy hard not to destwoy us.
  • There is also the "Oh my nose!" scene from The Brady Bunch, where Marcia (Marcia, Marcia!) gets struck in the nose with an errant football from when the guys are playing in the backyard. The resulting swelling drives the plot for the rest of that episode, ending with Marcia learning An Aesop about not being too self-conscious about her looks. The scene has also been parodied a few times since by other shows, including the Simspons during a Couch Gag where the family runs through the sets of a couple different classic TV shows.
  • The Nanny:
    • In a notable aversion to the "other women or their own clumsiness" rule, C.C. Babcock was the most abused character, and most of it came at the hands of Niles, the butler. He would hand her a scalding hot teapot, squirt lemon juice in her eye, "forget" to tell her he just mopped with very slippery floor polish, slam a door on her head, the list goes on and on. The only way they really got away with it was that C.C. was such a Rich Bitch that treated everybody so horribly throughout the whole show, all of his slapstick abuse came across a little more like Kick the Son of a Bitch. According to Benjamin Salisbury (Brighton Sheffield), Lauren Lane (C.C.) cited Don Knotts, a notable name in slapstick, as a comedic influence.
    • Fran Fine has her share of slapstick, too. Understandable since Fran Drescher has repeatedly cited Lucille Ball as a major influence upon her.
  • Orange Is the New Black: Since the majority of the characters are female (it takes place in a women's prison after all) the characters who suffer the most physical comedy are women. This includes the main character, Piper (especially in the first season), Blanca (who electrocutes herself and lands on a bunch of tacks), and many others. Alana Dwight is probably the prime example, constantly having her nose broken and it's always played for laughs.
  • Brit Com Bottom, which is known for its cartoonish violence, once had Eddie Hitler knock out a lady going door to door asking for donations for Domestic Violence victims.
  • The Fast Show features a sketch about the fictional country of Republicca- a country that is based upon combining parodies of common Briton vacation spots, most notably Spain, Germany, Italy, and Greece- where the plot of the soap opera, "El Amora Y El Passionna" had a wife discover her husband's transgressions. When the wife slaps him for his actions, his response is to punch her in the face, resulting in her instant forgiveness and rushing to the kitchen to fix the husband a sandwich, while the husband wears a very smug look on his face.
  • Strangers with Candy: The protagonist, Jerri, suffered several amusing injuries throughout the show's run, including, but not limited to: having her head slammed against a locker repeatedly, being tasered, being savagely beaten by her teachers and principal, dropping a bar weight on her throat, and getting in a bus accident.
  • Incredible Crew: In one sketch, Shauna was whacked by an elephant's trunk and struck by lightning. In another, she breathed fire during a spelling bee and ran away. In one sketch, Chanelle had her tongue pinched by a lobster at a party. In another, and during the same spelling bee as Shauna's, Chanelle cartoonishly inflated like a balloon and flew away.
  • Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In had no reservations about targeting women in its "Sock it to me" segments.
  • The Ferals had no objection to Modi, Robbie, or Mixy being hit in its slapstick segments; of course, all three were able to give as good as they got.
  • The title character in Jessie probably ends up as a target for slapstick more than any other character, including the kids. Since, like many children's shows, the series almost runs on slapstick, that's a lot.
  • Many female characters on Sabrina the Teenage Witch often get this treatment:
    • The Alpha Bitch Libby who is the former trope namer often becomes the victim of many of Sabrina's spells. Whether it would be to teach Libby a lesson or for Sabrina's own amusement.
    • Hilda often brings this role to herself.
    • Despite being an Only Sane Woman, Zelda has many Not So Above It All moments which often results in slapstick.
    • Out of all the female characters on the show, Sabrina herself seems to get this treatment the most. Many roles played by Melissa Joan Hart feature her getting some slapstick.
  • Terrible things happen to the immaculately dressed police detective Sergeant Dori Doreau in Sledge Hammer!. Her tailored suit shrinks by three sizes after Sledge drags her into a sauna to interrogate a perp. In order to detain a perp whose day job is mud wrestler, Doreau is dragged into the arena - in her trademark business suit — and deluged in mud and indignity as she wrestles the woman into the mud. And wins.
  • You Can't Do That on Television didn't play gender-favorites with regards to who got slimed, drenched, pied, or otherwise humiliated, although cast members with seniority had some veto power over who got hit each episode. (And the same was true for most other shows on Nickelodeon where slime-based slapstick was used.)
  • Kwebbel and Smal from Flemish/Belgian children's series Kabouter Plop by Studio 100 are always involved in slapstick situations. While Smal manages to avoid this most of the time, Kwebbel gets it the most throughout the series.
  • Victorious saw all four female leads engage in slapstick shenanigans; from being Covered in Gunge, pratfalls, and Amusing Injuries.
  • Saturday Night Live:
    • In the sketch "Hollywood Dish", co-host Brady Trunk (Bill Hader) would invariably ask the celebrity guest what she thought of the most recent episode of a reality TV show, whereupon he and co-host Anastasia Stix (Kristen Wiig) would sip beverages and await the answer. The guest would then reply "I don't really watch reality TV", at which Brady, goggle-eyed with shock, would turn and spit his mouthful of beverage directly into Anastasia's face.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in the sketch's final appearance with Creator/ScarlettJohansson: on being told by Johansson that she didn't watch reality TV, Hader spat his mouthful of smoothie into Wiig's face, took her smoothie, and emptied it over her head, and finally picked up the cookie bowl, dumped the contents on Wiig's head and then put the bowl on her head as well like an oversized helmet.
    • In the Digital Short "I Broke My Arm", Emma Stone plays a schoolgirl who's broken her arm after slipping in a patch of grape jelly, and is rapping about it ("Hey everybody, did you hear the news? / I broke my arm! (She broke her arm!)"), delighted that she can get loads of attention and have everyone sign her cast. Unfortunately, while singing and dancing about it, she slips in the jelly for a second time and breaks her other arm. She gets a second cast, and starts rapping about that too ("Hey everybody, did you hear the news? / I broke both arms!") but then slips again and breaks her leg. She comes in again, rapping about her latest injury, but then slips in the jelly again and immediately breaks several more bones before finally entering in a wheelchair, only able to speak by means of a computer.
    • When Melissa McCarthy hosted the show, one sketch had her playing a Mae West expy attempting to shoot a Hollywood film, only to ruin multiple takes by falling down the stairs.
  • Scrubs: Elliot trips over and hurts herself a lot, especially from Season 2 onwards. She's the main one besides J.D. that is involved in the physical comedy.
  • Le cœur a ses raisons isn't finicky at all about who gets to suffer: basically everybody went on the receiving end of slapstick situations, though Madge and Brenda get the bulk of it.
  • Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys never shied away from using slapstick on female characters. Xena, Gabrielle, Aphrodite, Amarice, Eris, Polly, Discord, Varia and Ravenica have all fallen victim, with cartoon sound effects often being added to said moments, and one of them even suffering a "Death by Slapstick" in a Season 4 episode of Xena.
  • In The Mick, Mickey (short for Mackenzie) is the butt of most of the show's slapstick humor. This includes getting hit by a car in two different episodes. Also, Jimmy once got into a brawl with an entire women's soccer team.
  • In The Goes Wrong Show by Mischief Theatre, as in their stage plays, the women in the cast are every bit as susceptible to pratfalls and physical comedy as the men.
  • Moi et l'autre had Dominique often caught in slapstick situations (in contrast to her roommate Denise), and just as likely as Gustave and Mr. Lavigueur to be roped into zany schemes and wearing silly disguises.
  • The Brittas Empire: Although the men are more susceptible to the slapstick, this doesn't mean that the women are immune. Helen in particular has given birth to twins in the middle of the street, headbutted a woman in the face for being called a bad mother, had all her muscles seize up, been puked on, gotten an embarrassing tattoo, sent to an insane asylum, electrocuted, chased by a shark, fell out of a plane, fell into a pile of elephant shit and tried to murder a reporter with an axe. Not to mention all her mental breakdowns and drug abuse which were all Played for Laughs.
  • Little House on the Prairie: Happens to Nellie Oleson a lot, expect her to be drenching wet or covered in mud courtesy of Laura. Her mother Harriot is also sometimes a victim of slapstick as well and later on, Nancy.

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    Puppet Shows 
  • Sesame Street: For allegedly being the smartest girl in the world, Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes gets it coming in spades.
  • Miss Piggy from The Muppet Show is usually more likely to dish it out to others, but she does frequently end up on the receiving end of a lot of physical humor, usually the result of her falling off of something, or one of her karate chops backfiring.
  • In LazyTown, Stephanie, Trixie, and Bessie Busybody all have their fair share of Amusing Injuries on the same level as the guys.

  • The Play That Goes Wrong: Adjusting for the ratio of women to men, the female characters get just as beat up by the set (and each other) as the guys do.
  • This is continued in the above play's sequel, Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Absolutely no one is spared. Lucy breaks both her legs, Annie is electrocuted, and Sandra is regularly dropped by the faulty fly system.

    Video Games 
  • Every time the eponymous protagonist of Bayonetta gets squashed by anything round, we can see a nice slapstick animation, in which she gets flattened in the "paper leaf" type. However, the sequel does not offer any round objects or enemies to squash her, due to its Darker and Edgier approach.
  • BlazBlue doesn't shy away from female characters being caught in unfortunate, painful, and embarrassing situations. Makoto (who is coincidentally tied with Bullet as the most boyish of all the girls) especially winds up in physical mishaps, including being blown up (twice), forced to eat Noel's cooking and being an unwilling participant in one of Relius' experiments note .
  • Violet and Dominique Trix from Cel Damage can get blown up, flattened, burnt, deflated like balloons (but only in the Gamecube and Xbox releases), and more.
  • Played with in Crash Bandicoot. Coco Bandicoot and Nina Cortex are subject to the odd Amusing Injuries, albeit not nearly as much as Crash and Neo. Coco even has her own ascending angel death animation in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex just like her brother, though she doesn't have anything near the more over the top deaths he gets from other things.
    • With Coco now being a playable character in standard levels of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, many of the strange and wacky fates that could befall Crash in the original games can now occur to her, as well. Of course, even the first time she was playable in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, her exclusive levels did feature some comedic ways by which she could lose a life, such as being stranded in the ocean while being pecked at by an angry seagull, but not as much as what could happen to Crash at the time.
    • Similarly, Tawna and the Trophy Girls now are playable characters in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, as the Nitro Squad, which means that not even the series' resident supermodel beauties are exempt from being hit by CTR's various explosive items, getting squashed by and/or falling into obstacles. Tawna does take it all in stride, though.
    • Tawna's other dimension counterpart in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is the first time she is playable in some form in a platformer, which means that she can be flattened, incinerated, electrocuted, eaten, and she also gets her own ascending angel death animation. Keep in mind that this is the version of her that's established as a certified badass in the absence of Crash and Coco.
  • No one is spared over the top, comical injury in Dark Stalkers, least of all the game's mascot and most well-known character, Morrigan Aensland.
  • In Donkey Kong 64, Tiny Kong gets squashed to the ground as well as the other Kongs if you fall from high heights (and Mad Jack doesn't hesitate to stomp her).
  • Earthworm Jim: Princess Whatshername is crushed by a cow at the end of the game. And turns into a cow in the sequel.
  • Go Go Hypergrind is a cartoonish skateboarding game whose focus is trying to inflict as much pain on your skater as possible. Since some of the characters, such as Piggy Sue, Penny the Cat, and Sally, are female, this trope was inevitable.
  • Two of the animated shorts for Kid Icarus: Uprising feature the beautiful Goddess Palutena facing a variety of culinary mishaps from an oven exploding in her face to getting a giant pumpkin stuck on her head. Pit remains entirely unaffected by, and oblivious to, the harm that's befalling his beloved goddess throughout the skits.
  • Princess Rosella suffers from slapstick deaths in King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride, including falling off a railroad into lava and being squashed by a dragon's tail.
  • Laura Bow is a two-part Sierra adventure game with a female protagonist, and, in the same fashion as other games from the company, she is subjected to lots of deaths, averting also the Beauty Is Never Tarnished trope. Some of these include hilariously falling from stairs and high places, being hit by a car, burned to ashes, stomped by a bell, crushed by an elevator and a chandelier... the poor girl even gets chopped in half by an axe onscreen. All of these are, of course, Played for Laughs, being a Sierra game after all.
  • Mass Effect gives us Khalisah bint Sinan al-Jilani, a tabloid reporter who tries to do a smear job on your character. One of the available dialogue options is to punch her in the face. In the second game, you not only get to do it again (or do it if you didn't the first time around) but video clips show her getting similar treatment from members of the alien races, including the harmless-looking and generally comic-relief volus. By the third game, she's wised up a little; attacking her will result in her dodging the blow, and lamping Shepard to the floor with a counterattack unless you go on to headbutt her into a wall.
  • Quite a lot happens to Bandage Girl in Meat Boy series.
  • Metal Slug plays this trope straight with Eri, Fio, and Nadia, getting slapsticky electrocuted, burned or even dissolved or eaten alive by aliens or man-eating plants. A notable one is in Metal Slug 4: if you get caught in the explosion at the end of the final level, your character, regardless of gender, ends up covered in Amusing Injuries. And there is also a notable aversion in the third game, played for Fanservice.
  • Lammy from the PaRappa the Rapper series goes through an admirable amount of Amusing Injuries.
  • Sakura Wars tends to have female characters on the receiving end of slapstick, usually from other female characters, tripping over stuff, or having things blow up in their faces.
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker allows the player to throw Medli into walls at times, resulting in her being dazed and only able to speak in gibberish for a few seconds.
  • Sega Superstars:
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • Sonic the Fighters is a game with lots of cartoon-style slapstick, and some of it can definitely happen to Amy (or the infamous Honey, who is now playable in the HD re-release).
    • In Sonic Riders, each character has a different attack they can perform on someone, nearly all of which are comical and played for laughs. It's quite funny to see Amy, Rouge, and Wave get flattened, burnt in cartoon fashion, electrocuted, etc.
    • One of Amy's attacks in the first Sonic Advance is basically a sliding pratfall on her face.
  • The female protagonist of the old Sega CD game Time Gal has tons of funny deaths.
  • Wario Land:
    • In Wario Land: Shake It!, Wario has no qualms with grabbing Queen Merelda and nonchalantly throwing her off-screen (with an audible crash!) so he can get to taking the bottomless coin sack.
    • The same applies to Captain Syrup in the earlier Wario Land games.
  • The Super Mario Bros. series has this in spades and even applies whenever prim and properly dressed royalty characters like Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, and even the very deity-like and beautiful Rosalina get involved in the action unbefitting of royalty, being subjected to the exact same cartoony violence, hijinks, and silliness as the guys. Especially best seen in the Mario Party series, where the girls can be crushed to the ground, zapped and electrocuted, frozen solid, caught on fire, pies thrown in their face, squirted in the face with ink or lasers or water guns, blown up, eaten by a Piranha Plant, bitten in the butt by a Chain Chomp, thrown in bottomless pits, etc. And in some minigames like Slaparazzi or Magma Mayhem where male and female characters are punching, kicking, stomping, and knocking each other around. It can be quite a funny sight to see Mario knocking Peach into a fire pit and seeing her comically hop away clutching her bottom afterwards.
  • In The Wonderful 101, the irresistibly cute Wonder Pink can get flattened by enemies, and failing certain QTEs that require the use of her whip will result in all sorts of comical things happening to her, such as being poked in the butt by a spike, or getting smashed by a robot hand (followed by a tiny little angel floating away after the hand smashes her).
  • Fallout gives us a Black Comedy example. In this game, you can use VATS to specifically shoot people in the crotch. The game has a lot of fun if you use this on a female character.
    "Character's childbearing operations have been compromised."
    "She takes it like a man. That is to say, it hurts like a motherfucker."
  • Has a tendency to show up in the Tales Series. Of particular note:
    • Tales of Symphonia: Colette is a bit of a klutz, and has a tendency to trip and fall through walls, leaving a Colette-shaped hole in them. Sheena also has a habit of falling into deep holes, which is Played for Laughs, especially in the sequel.
    • Tales of the Abyss: Generally low on slapstick, but one early scene features an enemy, monster-tamer Arietta the Wild, sending her griffin to capture player characters Luke and Ion. Luke gets grabbed, but Ion's bodyguard Anise (whom Arietta heartily dislikes) shoves Ion out of the way, getting caught herself in the process. Arietta's response to this is to have the griffin drop Anise from high in the air, causing her to faceplant on the ground. Anise gets rather annoyed with Arietta for this but suffers no injury.
    • Tales of Graces: Pascal suffers more than her fair share of mishaps. In fact, she's introduced trying to hug Sophie and getting blasted into a cliff wall for her trouble. And one of her Mystic Artes involves riding a robot directly at the enemy she's firing upon, getting caught in the resulting explosion, and flying through the air and crashing into the ground.
    • Tales of Xillia: Two post-victory bits have Milla spinning around her sword in an impressive manner before striking a badass pose, and Leia seeing this and trying to imitate her with her staff. In the first one, she accidentally whacks herself on the back of the head. In the second one, she ends up hitting Milla in the ass.
    • Tales of Berseria: Magilou is frequently on the receiving end of the physical comedy in skits, including but not limited to being shoved into a drainage canal, being force-fed sale'tomah, getting body-checked off stage in her own comedy routine, and being smacked to shut her up.
  • In Team Fortress 2 there are no playable female characters, but in adaptations where they appear, Miss Pauling and other named females are subject to the same jovial carnage that the males are. Examples of this are found in Expiration Date and most of the webcomics.
  • Minecraft: Story Mode: Female Jesse is just as prone to Amusing Injuries as male Jesse is.
  • The Binding of Isaac: The female characters are just as free to crap on the floor, turn themselves into living power outlets, drug themselves off pills and shrooms, stab themselves with a rock/metal, and be subjected to the game's heavy Black Comedy as any of the male player characters (though it's heavily implied that the female and male player characters are just Isaac in different outfits).
  • Kirby Star Allies: With all the goofy hazards in the Kirby games, it's no surprise that female friend Vividria and female Dream Friends Adeleine & Ribbon, Susie, and The Three Mage-Sisters are subject to just as much punishment as Kirby or the other male characters. Vividria and the Mage-Sisters have it even worse as they are also boss fights, meaning they get smacked around by the player was well.
  • None of the female characters in Super Smash Bros. are spared any punishment they or the male fighters can dish out.
  • Done frequently in the Puyo Puyo series. Arle and Draco are made to suffer as much as Schezo in Sun's cutscenes for example.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2:
    • Nia is constantly on the receiving end of slapstick humor, from being electrocuted by Electra to getting smacked around by Nopon.
    • Since she goes everywhere with Zeke, Pandoria is on the receiving end of a lot of slapstick as well.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge: Thanks to her promotion into playable status, April O'Neil can be affected by the same kinds of iconic Amusing Injuries as the Turtles and other male characters, such as getting squished, burnt or bitten by a Mouser.

    Visual Novels 
  • Lux-Pain: Mika Nozaki is the only female among the main cast to consistently be abused by Rui. And it's funny.
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies has Athena Cykes, who falls down the stairs in her opening scene, gets attacked by the prosecutor's Razor Wind and hawk just as much as Phoenix and Apollo, and has expressions as exaggerated as the other protagonists. This is especially noticeable when compared to the last playable female character Mia Fey, who avoids comical injuries and still looks dignified despite being insulted in her playable appearances like every other playable character.
  • Nasuverse in general doesn't shy away from putting its female characters in slapstick situations, especially if your name is Taiga Fujimura.

    Web Animation 
  • Porkchop 'n Flatscreen! has the protagonists Mai and Ayane, as well as the resident Alpha Bitch Mina Kim, end up on the receiving end of many, many physical gags.
  • Camp Camp has no problem making the girls suffer as much slapstick as the boys. Nikki is rarely without scrapes as a result, Ered often crashes into or through things thanks to her extreme sports bent, Gwen gets put through hell by the campers, and Tabii gets a fork thrown into her eye in the second season. To say nothing of how everyone gets chased by wild animals at some point or other.
  • SMG4: Played straight with Peach, Daisy, Toadette, Laa-Laa and Po, averted with Meggy, Tari, Saiko and Melonynote .

  • In Something*Positive, Davan comments several times that he "doesn't hit women," but has hit Aubrey or Peejee several times, and once "magically" slapped a pretentious witch on the head with a ruler.
  • In Narbonic, the cartoonist made it a point to have Helen and Mell do their share of physical gags, due to the mentioned double standard. Helen was the only character getting injured by her own ur-gerbils.
  • The only thing stopping the girls of Precocious joining in the Big Ball of Violence is a good enough excuse. One strip even featured a Mêlée à Trois where Bud, Roddy, and beauty pageant queen Dionne took turns double-teaming each other or having a free-for-all.
  • Nin Wah from Commander Kitty is possibly a bigger Butt-Monkey than CK himself.
  • Fruit Incest used this as a joke for The Rant in one comic.
    "You can tell Fruit Incest is a very progressive comic when you realize there are more female characters who get seriously injured than male."
  • Given that the series averts Men Are the Expendable Gender and is an example of Gender Is No Object, it's little surprise Drowtales features this, especially in the end of chapter chibi parodies, where female characters are just as (if not more) likely to be on the receiving end of slapstick violence as male characters.
  • In Matchu Amber takes tons of physical punishment and humiliation, while Gina the Psychic has been smacked in the face with her own crystal ball twice.
  • Kimiko of MegaTokyo has a tendency to get caught up in slapstick jokes. One running gag in her earlier appearances was that she tended to trip while serving coffee, either hitting a hapless customer in the face or pouring the coffee on their lap. While trying to calm down a drunk and freaked out Largo, she also tripped while chasing him and then got puked on by him.
  • Happens frequently in The Fuzzy Princess, especially Kat and Jordan.
  • Tiffany of Tiffany and Corey is on the receiving end of physical comedy, be it a face full of popped bubble gum or exploding cigars.
  • Rusty and Co.: Since most human(oid) characters of the comic are female, they are naturally the subject of plenty of slapstick. Presti especially, in Level 6, to The Chew Toy level. The male characters are hardly spared, of course, as Mimic and the Doogan brothers can attest.

    Web Original 
  • Channel Awesome:
  • On Das Sporking, female sporkers are just as likely as male ones to take Amusing Injuries. Mervin, Hyde, and Ket are the most prominent — Mervin and Hyde smack each other up, and Mervin and Ket tend to get into brawls with occasional co-sporker Agent Sands.
  • In the Toon Sandwich Life segments of Toon Sandwich, which features the real-life Creator Couple Joe and Rita Bauer, Rita is equally prone to slapstick injuries as much as her husband, Joe.

    Western Animation 
  • Oblina from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters has suffered just as many Amusing Injuries as the male monsters.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball:
    • Nicole, the mother character, despite being less prone to getting herself in slapstick situations through idiocy and more capable of getting out of them unharmed do to being an Action Mom, does still get hit with slapstick on occasion. Usually do to her family's antics. Including the very first episode, "The DVD", when she faceplants into the ground pretty hard and later smashes into a brick wall, while chasing her sons, Gumball and Darwin across the neighborhood. She also gets a black eye in "The Vase" after an accident, gets launched off a an esculater and pulled up into the air into a pretty nasty (offfscreen hit in the head), among other more minor frustrations in "The Mothers", and gets her legs pinned under a steel beam in "The Worst".
    • Like her mother, Anais is generally one of the more intelligent and capable characters, and therefore gets herself in these situations less often than her brothers. But she still gets into them. In the "The Responsible", Anais, along with Gumball and Darwin smash into the ground after being shot into the air and falling back down. She takes another nasty fall along with her brothers (and father this time) in "The Cycle". Gets run over by a motor scooter alongside Gumball in "The Goons". Accidently knocks herself out with a brick to the face in "The Treasure". And gets knocked down a flight of stairs in "The Parasite".
    • Gumball's girlfriend Penny gets a milkshake repeatedly thrown in her face and later gets blasted across the room by a lightning strike in "The Storm", gets sent into an allergic reaction by Gumball in "The Dream", gets her head smashed in by a VCR in "The Console", and inadvertently gets sent on an outright Trauma Conga Line (including another allergic reaction) by Gumball in a misguided attempt at sending her on a romantic quest in "The Romantic".
    • Teri the paper bear and Sarah the ice cream cone often get these since season 3; respectively, being torn off and melting.
  • Francine and Hayley Smith from American Dad! become more and more on the receiving end of horrible beatings and misfortunes as the show progresses.
  • The female zoologist, Gina Embryo, from the Hip Hippos segments of Animaniacs falls in this trope, as does Rita the cat from the Runt and Rita segments, and sometimes Slappy Squirrel and Dot.
  • Pam and Cheryl from Archer are constantly being abused (physically and psychologically) for the sake of comedy. While Lana receives a lot less compared to Pam and Cheryl, certain episodes put her through considerable slapstick, such as 'Pipeline Fever' where she severely scalds her hands on dry ice and is shot full of morphine, and the 'Space Race' episodes, where she continuously vomits and has her clothes destroyed, forcing her to run around in just her underwear and stickers on her breasts.
    • Malory, while very rarely getting injured, does suffer amusing injuries or mishaps from time to time such as when she accidentally puts zucchini (which she is allergic to) on her eyes, mistaking them for cucumbers, causing her eyes to puff up and blind her, being trapped in an elevator by her employees who crank up the heat (leading her to resort to stripping naked), getting the crap kicked out of her by Pam (albeit off-screen), and a few others.
  • Batman: The Animated Series: Harley Quinn was often the subject of slapstick humor due to her Bumbling Sidekick status. Notably, in the episode "Girl's Night Out", she shoots an oversized knockout glove at Supergirl, only for it to bounce harmlessly off of Supergirl and rebound right back in her face. The Mad Love comic had Harley physically abused in both funny and unfunny ways. An early scene shows a fed-up Joker grabbing her by her nose, dragging her down to the cellar, and booting her into a muddy pit (while she's in her underwear, no less!) as punishment for calling him "Puddin'". Later, on a much less funny note, the Joker pushes her through a window hundreds of feet above the street, crippling and nearly killing her.
  • The girls in Codename: Kids Next Door are subject to the same cartoonish violence as the boys. Some examples: Abby and Kuki are stuffed into soda bottles in "Operation: P.O.P.", both are hit by a nudifying missile (at the north pole, no less) in "Operation: Arctic", Kuki is turned into a hamburger via a Rube Goldberg Machine in "Operation: Fast Food", and many, many more.
  • Muriel from Courage the Cowardly Dog is subjected to Amusing Injuries at times.
  • Pretty much all the female characters in DC Super Hero Girls get put through the wringer for the sake of comedy regularly.
  • Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Clarabelle Cow in many Disney projects, especially in modern ones.
  • Drawn Together:
    • Princess Clara tends to be beaten up, sometimes randomly, by the housemates in several episodes.
    • Toot Braunstein frequently dies in humorously gruesome and over-the-top ways such as chopping off her own head after Xander rejected her advances...
    • Foxxy Love also has her moments such as having a nail and a separate finger yanked off...
  • Zigzagged with The Dreamstone. Amberley for the large part bumbled as much through missions as Rufus did. However, this consisted mostly of tame pratfalls compared to the exaggerated Amusing Injuries the Urpneys suffered each episode.
  • Duck Dodgers: The Episode "The New Cadet", the new cadet (a gorgeous human woman) finds herself in the same Butt-Monkey situations as the Porky Pig version (before she turns out to be a Stalker with a Crush) including getting blown up by Dodgers as a practical joke.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy involves the entire cast in over-the-top slapstick comedy, both male and female. This is most readily apparent with frequent cause and slightly less frequent recipients, the Kanker sisters. This trope is generally less apparent when distinguishing between the females (5 total) and Nazz, the closest the show gets to a regular chick. Nazz generally only suffers slapstick violence as a result of indiscriminate group damage. Similar to the Kankers, Sarah is also usually the one inflicting cartoon abuse, though Eddy submits her to revenge cheap shots at every opportunity, such as bumping her out of frame or taking her mouth off.
  • Frida on El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera received more harm and abuse than any other character in the series. And it was hilarious.
  • The Fairly OddParents shows Cosmo accidentally slapsticking Wanda so often, including torching her with a flamethrower, that it's considered entirely possible that she would deliberately get him sent back to live with his mother.
    • Vicky, of course, is also on the receiving end of slapstick most of the time when she receives her comeuppance, which is in almost every episode.
  • Family Guy:
    • As the show's resident Butt-Monkey, Meg Griffin is a victim of a lot of slapstick like the male characters of the show.
    • Meg's mother Lois doesn't get much easier. She's been shoved down the stairs by her husband Peter, fallen off the roof of the Griffin house when Peter's rickety balcony breaks, drenched in scalding cooking oil by Peter, beaten up by a group of children, and more.
  • Amy Wong from Futurama was created specifically to see whether audiences could laugh at a female victim of slapstick. Turns out the answer is a resounding "Yes".
    • However, Leela also seemed to get her fair share of slapstick in later seasons. She's been hit on the head, electrocuted, sucked by a leech, attacked by an octopus, and smashed into a wall by a door.
  • In Get Ed, the girls are physically injured and humiliated for the audience's amusement just as often as the boys are.
  • Not even Mandy from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is immune to this trope. She's been burnt to a crisp, got sneezed on by Grim twice, got swallowed and later spit out with hairballs by a giant cat, and so on.
  • Despite the fact that Hey Arnold! is a slice of life cartoon, Helga Pataki has fallen victim to this pretty often, from getting crapped on by flying birds to getting into a bumper car accident to suffering two beatings from Big Patty. Half of her slapstick moments are deconstructed in "Helga on the Couch".
  • Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: The duo goes through plenty of slapstick.
  • Very few of the Gender Flipped Jellystone! characters have lost their glutton for cartoonish punishment and antics.
  • While Heloise was rarely a victim of Amusing Injuries in Season 1 of Jimmy Two-Shoes (where she was instead usually dishing them out), she suffers more in Season 2 than just about any other character (except Samy). The episode "Heads Roll" practically centers around Heloise's head getting completely battered.
  • Zatanna magically hurls musical instruments and furniture at Circe multiple times during a fight in Justice League Unlimited, not even letting her finish her threats.
    Circe: Insolent trickster! You dare to stri—
    [hit in the back by a chair]
    Circe: You dare to stri—
    [smacked by a table]
    Circe: You dare to stri—
    [head covered by table cloth]
    Circe: QUIT IT! Oh No...
    [gets hit by a piano ]
  • Kaeloo: This being a Sadist Show, girls Kaeloo, Pretty and Eugly are put through almost the same amount of abuse as the boys.
  • The Legend of Korra is no stranger to physical comedy.
    • Korra's personality makes her as good a target as anyone for it. For example, an airbending test early in the series tasks her with weaving between a series of quickly-spinning wooden planks, counter to the physical bending she's more adept at. The first couple scenes featuring the test boil down to Korra getting comically slapped around by the planks.
    • In Book 2, the royal children Desna and Eska are not usually played for laughs (except rather darkly, by dishing out abuse to others), but in the one scene where it does happen, Eska suffers it no less than her brother Desna.
  • In the Looney Tunes Cartoons episode “Pigture Perfect”, Petunia Pig is trying to take a picture of a squirrel to fill the rest of her mantle and is repeatedly put through hell during her attempts to do so; she suffers injuries like her ass catching fire, being electrocuted by a pole and then landing on a pitchfork, getting hit by several cars, and eventually getting hit by a bus. She gets her picture, but not before being out in the hospital wearing a full-body cast that she’s still in six months after the incident; she ultimately decided that it was completely worth it.
  • None of the sisters in The Loud House (with the possible exception of Lily) are excluded from involvements of over-the-top slapstick and numerous injuries in distinctive, funny styles. The one who probably takes it the worst, however, is Leni, which, of course, isn't helped by her stupidity.
  • Bessie from The Mighty B! is always prone to physical slapstick, much to her enemies' amusement. Though, at least she does end out on top most of the time.
  • Neither Buena Girl nor the other female Masked Luchadors were spared the Amusing Injuries in ¡Mucha Lucha!.
  • Little Miss Calamity's entire character is based on this in The Mr. Men Show.
  • In My Life as a Teenage Robot, Jenny is usually the Butt-Monkey of the show. Being a robot, she can be put back together from the worst abuse that would kill any human.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic stars a nearly-all-female cast, so this was practically inevitable, with Pinkie Pie being the most notable example. Note that the one regular male character, Spike, is nevertheless not spared either, as he's the Plucky Comic Relief.
    • Most notable was the episode "Feeling Pinkie Keen", in which Twilight's repeated attempts to observe and document Pinkie Pie's alleged powers of clairvoyance resulted in a constant string of Looney Tunes-esque shenanigans, up to and including having a flower pot, an anvil, a hay wagon, and a piano fall on her in one scene. And it's undoubtedly the funniest moment of the entire show.
    • It's even more pronounced in "Castle Mane-ia", which subjects nearly the entire cast to a string of Scooby-Doo-esque disasters. Naturally, Rarity, the girliest pony of the bunch, gets it the worst.
    • My Little Pony: Slapstick Is Epic
    • Or, from PONIES The Anthology: My Little Jackass.
  • In Phineas and Ferb, Candace is one of two Chew Toy with Doofenshmirtz (who is a male). If someone is going to fall, be attacked, hit in the face, dropped in embarrassing goo, covered in hair, or have any other unfortunate yet hilarious thing happen to them, there's a good chance it's her.
  • Popeye: Olive Oyl often suffers comic abuse when caught in the struggle between Popeye and Bluto.
  • The Powerpuff Girls are renowned for taking their lumps during battles with monsters and arch-enemies, despite being superpowered kindergartners. Once in a while, they will take their lumps for laughs. Notable examples are when they played out their own adventures ("The Powerpuff Girls' Best Rainy Day Adventure Ever") and when Blossom goes through a Humiliation Conga after the girls defeat Mask-scara ("A Made Up Story").
  • The Proud Family: Penny Proud seems to take after her father due to being the second biggest Butt-Monkey of the show, as aside from having the worst luck of having her friends ditch her whenever she's in a pickle, she also ends up on the receiving end of slapstick in roughly 70% of the episodes.
  • Daisy Duck takes some lumps, though not as much as the boys, in Quack Pack.
  • The Simpsons: Lisa Simpson has been punched in the face at least twice (one of those times by a man!), hit in the face multiple times with a basketball, strapped to an airplane propeller that was then turned on at full speed as part of a military academy hazing, played goalie in hockey, and - probably her most humiliating moment - dared by Bart into drinking canal water from the "Little Land of Duff" ride in Duff Gardens which turned her into a hallucinating, naked "Lizard Queen". Marge also takes pratfalls, although far less often.
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! has Daphne be the brunt of this, combined with being the Damsel in Distress. This is mostly due to her clumsiness and lack of resourceful prowess, which earns her the nickname, ‘Danger-Prone Daphne’.
  • Slacker Cats: Tabitha is probably the most abused character in the show.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Mrs Puff is always victim of SpongeBob's stupidity. Sandy is also victim of slapstick in certain episodes.
  • Amethyst, a female-presenting sexless alien, of Steven Universe is a frequent victim of slapstick. Pearl and Garnet get it occasionally as well, though not as much as Amethyst.
  • Stickin' Around: Stacy Stickler sometimes had her fair share of Amusing Injuries.
  • The female engines, especially Emily, are as prone to accidents as the male ones in Thomas & Friends.
  • Both the male and female characters get their share of slapstick comedy in Tiny Toon Adventures. This goes even for the more surreal, degrading gags — like a character turning into a diapered baby when he/she is not acting their age.
  • The original Teen Titans series was relatively gentle with its female leads but its Denser and Wackier Spin-Off Teen Titans Go! has no compunction about slapping Starfire and Raven around for gags.
  • The Total Drama series has quite a few of them and it practically runs off of this. No contestant is immune to the show's love of Amusing Injuries. The spinoff Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race is exactly the same.
  • Totally Spies!: The girls suffer Amusing Injuries, especially Clover since they are both Action Girls and comedy characters.
  • Kitty Katswell from T.U.F.F. Puppy is arguably subjected to more abuse than Dudley Puppy himself, such as being charred from various situations, or being squashed or hit by cars and trains.
  • Penelope Pitstop in Wacky Races (2017) is no stranger to the series' beloved creatively excessive violence and/or jokes about said violence (in the first episode alone, she ends up in a body cast), and as the series goes on, it only happens more. Her evil sister Pandora, likewise, gets the same Humiliation Congas that come from being a villain and the same casual slapstick that comes from being a racer at the same time.
  • Wakfu pulls no punches when it comes to slapstick. Amalia has probably suffered more black eyes than any of the other cast members save Sadlygrove. The two Gobbowl arcs in particular are especially harsh for her. Evangelyne less often, although she's hardly immune, notably in the Ugly Princesses' abode, or in Ruel's house.
  • Wander over Yonder: Sylvia may be the show's resident ass-kicker but she gets dealt Amusing Injuries almost as often as her counterparts, mostly in her attempts to be the Cloudcuckoolander's Minder. See "The Egg", "The Pet", and "The Day" for examples.
  • Both Mrs. X and Tuesday in The X's suffer numerous injuries throughout the whole series.


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Koyori Attempts Festival Games

In episode 11 ("In Short, It's Your Fault, Onee-san") Koyori challenges Hinata and Hana to a couple of the games they have at their school festival; it doesn't go well for her.

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