Tomboys in cartoons

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  1. Radical

    Radical The Face of Evil & Epicness!!!!!

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    In all your favorite cartoons, who're some of the tomboys you know in cartoons who've watched which I wonder why girls want to be so tough/macho like guys?

    Here's a few that I know:
    Spinelli(Recess)
    Buttercup(Powerpuff Girls)
    Francine/Molly(Arthur)
    Leela(Futurama)- I think she is with her kicking butt all the time/wrestling with Amy.
    Misty(Pokemon/Pokemon comics)
    Akane(Ranma 1/2)
    Ryoko(Tenchi Muyo!)
    Naru/Motoko(Love Hina)
    Sakura(Naruto)
    Tia/Naomi(Zatch Bell!)
    Tatsuki(Bleach)
    Eclair(Kiddy Grade)
     
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    Gosalyn Mallard (Darkwing Duck)
     
  3. Rasputin

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    I think Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender pretty much takes the cake as far as tomboys go. While she's still hiding her own deep-seated vulnerabilities, she's more than capable of backing up her attitude with some nigh-on apocalyptic ass-kickery.
     
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    Lor from The Weekenders. There's actually an explanation for why she's a tomboy. She has about 10 brothers, and I don't remember seeing a mother.
     
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    Riley from The Replacements seems pretty much like a tomboy.(I think :sweat: )
     
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    Babs from Tiny Toon Adventures and Jade from Jackie Chan Adventures are two more I can think of.
     
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    Pan From Dragonball GT (although a horrible, horrible character type she is a Tomboy technically)
    Kiva (Megas XLR)
    Reggie (Rocket Power though every main character on that show's into extreme sports and the like)
     
  8. Kagetsu

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    I kinda disagree with these. Though they are aggressive girls, they're often flirty and very girly.

    Toph definitely, and I'd add Suki and to an extent, Katara too.

    Irma from Witch, series

    Molly, Oban StarRacers, except when she's around Aika.

    Yumi, Code Lyoko

    Kim Possible

    What was the name of the pink haired girl from Batman Beyond?

    And Ophelia in TLaTo Juniper Lee.
     
  9. Cali-Bunny

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    I wouldn't say so. She's very flirty, although tough. None of the W.i.t.c.h. girls are really that tomboy-ish (is that a word?).

    I'd have to say Musa from Winx Club and possibly Lexi from Loonatics Unleashed.
     
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    Ashleigh Unrepentant Hippie

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    I agree for the most part, except for Misty. Maybe I'm a little nitpicky in terms of tomboyish characters, but here's some things to consider:

    1)She's terrified beyond belief of bugs.
    2)In the episode "Pokemon Fashion Flash", she apparantly loves fashion and thinks heart shaped barettes in her hair and pink goop on her face is "cute". Yecch....:shrug:
    3)She walks around in short shorts and a belly shirt. I know it's anime, and a lot of anime girls dress like that, but still....
    That's just my opinion, but I digress....

    I think Helga from Hey Arnold! can be considered a tomboy. Her clothes are a bit girly, but her behavior and interests say it all.
     
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    In the games in front of her gym it does say "Misty the tomboyish mermaid" but I don't think of her as a tomboy.
     
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    Jane from Jane and the Dragon really wants to be a knight and refuses to wear a fancy dress.
     
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    That's Max. And you could include Numbuh 5 on Codename: Kids Next Door. Both characters are voiced by Cree Summer.
     
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    A lot of these girls are tomboys basically because most of their friends are guys. A girl that acts girly with a lot of guy friends is basically seen as well...slutty.
     
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    Peppermint Patty (Peanuts).
     
  16. Gokou Ruri

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    Disagree. As said she's the most flirty girl in the comics (and her huge crush on Andrew Hornby in the cartoon contributes a lot too) with Cornelia being second in terms of "most girl-like"

    If anyone's the tomboy it's Will, because of her love of athletics, I'd say.
     
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    And she often dresses the part, aside from the transformation outfit.


    More characters:

    That show Dinozaurs, a short lived show about CGI transforming robot dinosaurs, a Transformers knock-off, had a red-head tomboy.

    Let's not forget one of the one famous anime tomboys of all time, Utena Tenjoh from Revolutionary Girl Utena. More of a prince than most of the guys at her school!


    And last but not least, the Digimon tomboys, Sora (well, in 01 anyway) and Ruki/Rika (one of my favorite characters of all time). Chiaki Konaka, the head writer of Digimon Tamers (also behind shows, like Serial Experiments Lain and Big O) has a website featuring information on the various shows he's worked on, simply named http://www.konaka.com/

    I won't spoil alot of his kickin' site, or the trains of thoughts that went into his shows, but I'll give you a couple of cool tibbits:


    1. As much as its often stated as such, Ruki not having her father around often did not result in her personality, Konaka just wrote it that way since he did research on families and wanted to represent single-parent families, like how Jianliang "Jian"/Henry, who is half Japanese and half Chinese, respresented immigrants and their children.

    The movie focusing on her and her relationship with her father was done without Chiaki Konaka's input, but two people who workd on the series with him, Mr. Tetsuharu Nakamura, an assistant director on the show during the 3rd arc, and director of the film, and Mr. Hiro Masaki, a regular writer on the show and screenwriter on the movie, made sure the movie matched the series as much as possible, so it works. (And making it easier to place it in continuity with the show is icing on the cake!


    2. The staff's nickname for Ruki behind scenes was "Pineapple-Head" :D
     
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    I'd like to second this with a "hell, yes".

    -Kim
     
  19. Kagetsu

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    Flirty? Really? Is Andrew Hornby in the series? I don't remember him. This is why I put "series" in it. Both Irma and Will are rather different in the comics. Will doesn't seem to do any sports in the show, sad because her swimsuit is cute. While Irma in Framed goes for jousting and is recognized by the others from her "aggressive attitude". Has she ever been shown in a dress? On pictureday and at Will's party she wore pants, though the one shoulder top was cute. ;)
     
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    Francine Frensky (Arthur)
     
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