Big men often trembleShe changed my mind
As they step aside
I thought I was big once
—They Might Be Giants, "She's Actual Size"
"Where ya gonna find another girl who can shoot the eye out of a Bug at two hundred meters?"—Dizzy Flores, Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles
"I don't like your attitude, mister! I can be every bit as heroic as some guy!"—Sheba, Golden Sun: The Lost Age
"Now where did you get her?"—Victor on Fiona Glenanne, Burn Notice.
"It was a performance. It was like the culmination of a lifetime's observation of martial arts tapes, cheap ones, the kind Case had grown up on. For a few seconds, he knew, she was every bad-ass hero, Sony Mao in the old Shaw videos, Mickey Chiba, the whole lineage back to Lee and Eastwood. She was walking the way she talked it."
Clobberella beats you up!Clobberella!
Clobberella beats you up!
Who does she beat up? You!
—Futurama, "Less Than Hero"
Aragorn: You have some skill with a blade.Aragorn: You are a daughter of kings, a shield maiden of Rohan. I do not think that will be your fate.
Eowyn: The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them. I fear neither death nor pain.
Aragorn: What do you fear, my lady?
Eowyn: A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire.
—Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
You know I'm a super girlLike to FIGHT! (Fight!)
Yes, I'm a spunky gal
I never say die
No one can stop me
—"Super Girl," Shonen Knife
"Leave saving the world to the men? I don't think so!"—Elastigirl in The Incredibles
"Take my advice, Rookie. If you ever fall for a woman... make sure she's got balls".—Gunnery Sergeant Buck, Halo 3: ODST
"Who says girls can't shoot? Oh yeah, that guy."—Arcee to a dead Decepticon, Transformers: War for Cybertron
I'm a warrior woman, forget the propheciesAs a warrior woman, I'll do exactly as I please...
—Jex Thoth, "Warrior Woman"
"I'm a warrior, but I'm a girl, too!"—Suki, Avatar: The Last Airbender
Kowalski: What the colonel is trying to say is, have you ever pulled out of a simulated bombing run in an F-16 at 8+ g-s?Carter: Colonel, I logged over a hundred hours in enemy airspace during the Gulf War. Is that tough enough for you? (Beat) Or we're gonna have to arm-wrestle?
Kowalsky: ...well, it's way worse than that.
O'Neill: Well, with all due respect doctor, I-
Carter: It is appropriate to refer to someone by their rank, not their salutation. You should call me captain, not doctor. I'm an Air Force officer, like you are, colonel. And just because my reproductive organs are on the inside instead of outside doesn't mean I can't handle whatever you can handle.
O'Neill: Oh, this has nothing to do with you being a woman. I like women. I just got a little problem with scientists.
—Stargate SG-1, pilot episode