List of tomboys in fiction

This is a list of fictional characters that have been described as tomboys.

Anime and mangaEdit

Characters Title Duration Notes
Renny Ai Ninja Senshi Tobikage 1985–1986 A cheerful tomboy who loves Jou.[1]
Tomo Aizawa Tomo-chan is a Girl! 2015–2019 A tomboy frustrated by her male friend Jun's inability to see her as a girl and possible romantic partner.[2][3]
Itsuki Akiba
I"s 2002–2003
Akiba is a boyish girl who used to love Kazuki and wants to be a modeling artist.[4] Nami is an energetic and "manly" girl who is the best friend of Iori.[5]
Fūko Kirisawa Flame of Recca 1995–2002 A tomboyish girl who gets into fights with Recca, who she has a crush on.[6]
Sarah McDougal Love Hina 2000 Sarah is a mischievous girl and tomboy who has a lot of common sense.[7]
Runo Misaki
Mira Clay
Fabia Sheen
Bakugan Battle Brawlers 2007–2008 Runo, a tomboyish girl, can act as a "sore loser," and sometimes impedes her team.[8] She also is jealous of her friend, Julie, and has a crush on a male character, Dan, while she had a huge blade inside herself which can cut through anything.
Rin Natsuki (Cure Rouge) Yes! PreCure 5 2007–2008 Rin is a middle school student in her second year who is "boyish," skilled at playing sports, and has a "girly side."[9]
Tsubasa Onodera Love Get Chu: Miracle Seiyū Hakusho 2006 A tomboy girl who prefers to be the voice for boys instead of girls.[10]
Rin Nagasarete Airantō 2002–Present Rin is a "male carpenter apprentice girl" who has girlish qualities.[11]
Kaoru Shimizu Major 1994–2010 Kaoru is interested in baseball, has a "manly personality" and is a tomboy who has complex feelings toward her friend, Goro.[12]
Haruka Tenoh (Sailor Uranus) Sailor Moon 1991–1997 Haruka Tenou first appears as a race car driver and is dating a young violinist later shown to be Sailor Neptune, later revealing themselves as Sailor Uranus, and comes out as a lesbian.[13]
Sailor Jupiter Sailor Moon 1991–1997 Sailor Jupiter is a tomboy, but baking is one of her hobbies
Kaori Makimura City Hunter 1985-1991 Although Kaori sports a good figure as a woman, she is a bit of a tomboy and a running gag shows that she is frequently mistaken for a bishōnen-looking man, which often leads to embarrassing situations.
Casca Berserk 1989-2021 As the only woman soldier in the Band of the Hawk she needs to maintain a more masculine presentation.


Characters Title Duration Author Notes
Sally Acorn, Bunnie Rabbot, Julie-Su, and Belle D'Coolette Sonic the Hedgehog 1992–2016 Ken Penders
Ian Flynn
Michael Gallagher
Dan Slott
Karl Bollers
Scott Fulop
Sally, Bunnie, Julie, and Belle are all tomboys.[14][15][16]
Cleopatra Cleopatra in Space graphic novel series 2014–2020 Mike Maihack Cleopatra has been described as a "tomboy-ish 15 year-old girl."[17]
Charlotte "Charlie" The Witch Boy graphic novel series[a] 2017–2019 Molly Ostertag Charlie has been described as a tomboy who lives in a non-magical suburb.[18][19] She is friends with the protagonist, Aster, becomes friends with a new girl, Ariel, beginning in book 2, attends Sterling Junior High School, and has two dads.
Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt Peanuts 1950–2000 Charles M. Schultz She has freckles and "mousy-blah" hair, and generally displays the characteristics of a tomboy.[20]
Valerie Smith Josie and the Pussycats 1963–1982, 1993, 2016–2017 Marguerite Bennett
Cameron DeOrdio
In the comics, Valerie is more tomboyish than her two bandmates.[21] Besides being good at science and a skilled auto mechanic, she occasionally shows a quick temper as well as being physically stronger than she might appear.


Character Title Year Actor Notes
Addie Pray (née Loggins) Paper Moon 1973 Tatum O'Neal A tomboyish nine-year-old girl[22] who a con man, Moses Pray, claims is his daughter, and delivers her to her aunt's home in Missouri, later joining him in his con schemes.
Amanda "Manny" Manny & Lo 1996 Scarlett Johansson A tomboyish 11-year-old girl who runs away with her sister, Laurel "Lo," from their foster home.[23]
Amanda Wurlitzer The Bad News Bears 1976 Tatum O'Neal An 11-year-old pitcher who feels insecure about her tomboy image.[23]
Annabel Andrews Freaky Friday 1976 Jodie Foster Annabel, a tomboy,[23] annoyed with her mother, switches places with her mother for one day.
Ash Sing 2016-present Scarlett Johansson Ash is a porcupine rock singer who plays guitar.
Becky 'The Icebox' O'Shea Little Giants 1994 Shawna Waldron The tomboyish daughter of Danny O'Shea, a football player.[23][24]
Benio "Haikara-san" Hanamura Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Part 2 2018 Saori Hayami (Japanese)
Mimi Torres (English)
The movie follows the story of Benio who was, due to her mother's death, raised by her father, meaning that she acts as a tomboy, "contrary to traditional Japanese notions of femininity."[25]
Billie Billie 1965 Patty Duke A 15-year-old girl with a bobbed haircut, tomboyish behavior, and passion for track running.[26]
Billie Jean Davy The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 Helen Slater Billie is a tomboyish teen from Corpus Christi, Texas,[23] who later gains unwanted popularity.
Calamity Jane Calamity Jane 1953 Doris Day Calamity is a shotgun messenger to the Dakota Territory playing the "tomboy role."[27]
Carter Mason Princess Protection Program 2009 Selena Gomez Carter is a teenage girl and tomboy who lives in a small town in Louisiana.[28]
Denise Fleming Can't Hardly Wait 1998 Lauren Ambrose Denise is the antisocial best friend of Preston Meyers and a tomboy.[23]
Diana Guzman Girlfight 2000 Michelle Rodriguez A tomboyish Brooklyn teenager whose hot temper gets her into trouble at school as she repeatedly starts fights with other students.[23]
Dinky Bossetti Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael 1990 Winona Ryder A 15-year-old girl who was adopted as a baby who has no interest in "feminine" things, such as makeup and nice clothing.[29][30]
Edith Despicable Me 2010 Dana Gaier An orphan girl, and tomboy, who enters the enemy base while selling cookies.[31]
Éowyn The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2002–2003 Miranda Otto She is a young noblewoman of Rohan who calls herself a shield-maiden. She kills the Witch-King of Angmar in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. According to film professor Sarah Kozloff, she symbolizes the tomboy/feminist archetype.[32]
Frankie Addams The Member of the Wedding (also the 1946 novel and adaptations) 1952 Julie Harris Feeling rejected when her older brother goes off on his honeymoon without inviting her along, a tomboyish Frankie runs away from her middle-class Southern home.[33]
Graham Eaton But I’m a Cheerleader 1999 Clea DuVall A tomboyish girl at the conversion therapy camp who becomes friends with Megan, and is more comfortable being gay than Megan, forced to come to the camp at the risk of otherwise being disowned by her family.[23]
Hayley Stark Hard Candy 2005 Elliot Page Hayley is a tomboyish 14-year-old who traps and tortures a 32-year-old photographer who she says is a sexual predator.[23]
Imogene "Idgie" Threadgoode Fried Green Tomatoes (also the 1987 novel) 1991 Mary Stuart Masterson
Nancy Moore Atchison
Tomboy Idgie is the youngest of the Threadgoode children, whom Ninny describes as her sister-in-law.[34]
Jesminder "Jess" Kaur Bhamra
Juliette "Jules" Paxton
Bend It Like Beckham 2002 Parminder Nagra
Keira Knightley
Jess is the 18-year-old daughter of British Indian Sikhs living in Hounslow, London while Juliette "Jules" Paxton is the same age and the daughter of a white English family, and both are tomboys.[23]
Jessie Toy Story (franchise) 1999-present Joan Cusack Jessie is a cowgirl doll and Buzz Lightyear's love interest. She is also revealed to originate from Woody's Roundup.
June Bailey Wonder Park 2019 Brianna Denski June is an imaginative girl and the creator of Wonderland.
Juno MacGuff Juno 2007 Elliot Page Juno is a 16-year-old girl who is a "comfortable tomboy" and trusts people depending on what type of music they like.[35]
Kate Libby (Acid Burn) Hackers 1995 Angelina Jolie Kate Libby, who goes by the handle "Acid Burn", is an edgy, tomboy computer-hacker.[36]
Kit Keller A League of Their Own 1992 Lori Petty (younger Kit)
Kathleen Butler (older Kit)
A tomboyish pitcher on an all-girls baseball team.[23]
Kristy Thomas The Baby-Sitters Club (also the series of novels) 1995 Schuyler Fisk Kristy is president of "The Baby-Sitters Club" and a tomboy.[23]
Laure Tomboy 2011 Zoé Héran The story follows a 10-year-old gender non-conforming child, Laure, who moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holiday and experiments with their gender presentation, adopting the name Mikäel.[37]
Margaret "Legs" Sadovsky
"Goldie" Goldman
Foxfire 1996 Angelina Jolie
Jenny Shimizu
Legs is a teenage girl and drifter in Portland high school, while Goldie is a fellow student, both of whom are tomboys[23] suspended from school along with Rita, Violet, and Maddie.
Mary Margaret "Maggie" Fitzgerald Million Dollar Baby 2004 Hilary Swank A determined, aspiring boxer trained up by Frankie Dunn, who is also tomboyish.[23]
Marjorie Winfield On Moonlight Bay 1951 Doris Day The grown tomboyish daughter[27] of George and Alice who lives in a small Indiana town in the 1910s with her trouble-making brother Wesley, and an exasperated housekeeper named Stella.
Merida Brave 2012 Kelly Macdonald Merida is the princess of Dunbroch, as well as an archer.
Monica Wright Love & Basketball 2000 Sanaa Lathan (older Monica)
Kyla Pratt (younger Monica)
Monica is a tomboyish girl[23] who aspires to become a professional basketball star and becomes romantically involved with Quincy McCall, who loves basketball as much as she does.
Mulan Mulan
Mulan II
Ming-Na Wen Mulan takes her father's old armor and cuts her long hair, disguising herself as a man so that she can enlist instead of her parent.[23]
Nooshy Sing 2 2021 Letitia Wright Nooshy is an Iberian lynx who loves to dance. She is also a friend of Johnny, as well as his dance instructor.
Piper Pinwheeler Robots 2005 Amanda Bynes Piper is a feisty tomboyish yellow robot and Fender Pinwheeler's younger sister.
Roberta Martin Now and Then 1995 Christina Ricci
Rosie O'Donnell
Roberta is the proclaimed tomboy of the girls,[23] stemming primarily from her upbringing in a family consisting of her father and three older brothers, her mother having died in a car accident when she was four. As a girl, she tapes her breasts to flatten them, plays sports, and never hesitates to fight a boy.
Samantha Swoboda P.U.N.K.S. 1999 Jessica Alba Samantha is a tomboy,[38] Jonny's Cousin, a skilled car thief, and lockpick.
Sarah Baker Cheaper by the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen 2
Alyson Stoner[39]
Jean Louise "Scout" Finch To Kill a Mockingbird (also the 1960 novel) 1962 Mary Badham A tomboyish young Scout[23] and her pre-teen older brother Jem live in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the early 1930s.
Terri/Terry Griffith Just One of the Guys 1985 Joyce Hyser Terri Griffith is an aspiring teenage journalist in Phoenix who feels that her teachers don't take her articles seriously because of her good looks, and later decides to disguise herself as a boy.[23]
Vada Sultenfuss My Girl 1991 Anna Chlumsky Vada is an 11-year-old tomboyish girl living in Madison, Pennsylvania, during the summer of 1972.[29][40]
Velvet Brown National Velvet 1944 Elizabeth Taylor National Velvet is the story of a 12-year-old, horse-crazy girl, Velvet Brown, who lives in the small town of Sewels in Sussex, England, who later participates in a horse race disguised as a boy.[41]
Viola She's The Man 2006 Amanda Bynes Viola is a talented soccer player underestimated for being a girl, who dresses up as her brother Sebastian to play soccer at Illyria.[23]
Watts Some Kind of Wonderful 1987 Mary Stuart Masterson Watts, the tomboyish friend of Keith Nelson, who has been subjected to rumors that she is a lesbian, aspires to improve her social standing.[23][42]


Character Title Year Author Notes
Arya Stark A Song of Ice and Fire (series) 1996–2011 George R. R. Martin Arya is the third child and younger daughter of Lord Eddard Stark and his wife Lady Catelyn Stark. She is tomboyish, headstrong, feisty, independent, disdains traditional female pursuits, and is often mistaken for a boy.[43]
Becky Landers Becky Landers: Frontier Warrior 1926 Constance Skinner A 15-year-old tomboyish girl who forms a plan in 1778 to join Captain George Rogers Clark.[44]
Caddie Woodlawn Caddie Woodlawn 1935 Carol Ryrie Brink Set in the 1860s, the novel is about a lively eleven-year-old tomboy named Caroline Augusta Woodlawn, nicknamed "Caddie", living in the area of Dunnville, Wisconsin.[45]
Elizabeth "Lizard" Flanagan Lizard Flanagan (series) 1994–1998 Carol Gorman Elizabeth, a 12-year-old girl, struggles with transitioning from being a tomboy to being more "girly."[46]
Emerson "Em" Watts Airhead (trilogy) 2008–2010 Meg Cabot The book is about a teenage girl whose life is forever changed by the tragic accident that leaves her taking the identity of a supermodel, Nikki Howard, and tries to let go of her tomboyish ways to take over Nikki's glamorous lifestyle.[47]
Frankie Addams The Member of the Wedding 1946 Carson McCullers Frankie is a 12-year-old tomboy who feels disconnected from the world.[48][49] Also see the 1952 film.
Georgina "George" Kirrin The Famous Five (series) 1942–1962 Enid Blyton George is a tomboyish character who struggles with her gender.[50][51]
Gypsy Breynton Gypsy Breynton (series) 1866–1867 Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Gypsy goes from a tomboy to becoming a "selfless surrogate mother."[52]
Idgie Threadgoode Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe 1987 Fannie Flagg Idgie is an unrepentant tomboy who had become reclusive.[34] Also see the 1991 film.
Jamila Sinai Midnight's Children 1981 Salman Rushdie Jamila is the younger tomboyish sister of Saleem,[53][54] nicknamed "the brass monkey" because of her thick thatch of red-gold hair and because she is conceived the night her father's assets are frozen by the state.
Josephine "Jo" March Little Women 1868–1869 Louisa May Alcott Jo is an aspiring writer and tomboyish girl.[44][55]
Katy Carr What Katy Did 1872 Susan Coolidge 12-year-old tomboyish Katy Carr[56] lives with her widowed father and her two brothers and three sisters in Burnet, a small midwestern American town.
Laura Ingalls Little House on the Prairie (series) 1932–1943 Laura Ingalls Wilder Laura, a tomboyish girl,[57] lives with a settler and pioneer family on the prairie and later becomes an accomplished writer.
Leslie Burke Bridge to Terabithia 1977 Katherine Paterson Leslie is a "feisty tomboy" and friend of Jess.[58] Also see the 2007 film.
Lyra Belacqua His Dark Materials (trilogy) 1995–2000 Philip Pullman Lyra is a wild 12-year-old tomboyish girl[57] who grew up in the fictional Jordan College, Oxford. She prides herself on her capacity for mischief, especially her ability to lie, earning her the epithet "Silvertongue" from Iorek Byrnison.
Martha "Mickey" Bradley Meredith's Ann 1927 Elizabeth Gray Vining Mickey is a young tomboyish girl who dreams of being a boy.[44]
Mick Kelly The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter 1940 Carson McCullers Mick Kelly is a tomboyish girl who loves music and dreams of buying a piano.[48]
Nan Little Men 1871 Louisa May Alcott Nan is even more of a willful tomboy than Jo was as a teenager.[59]
Orphie Goodbye The Goodbye Family (series) 2012–2020 Lorin Morgan-Richards A tomboyish girl, Orphie loves mischief and has the strength of 20 men, often finding herself filling in as sheriff of the town and training her pet spider Dorian.[60]
Pippi Longstocking Pippi Longstocking (series) 1945–1948 Astrid Lindgren Pippi is red-haired, freckled, unconventional and a superhumanly strong tomboyish girl.[57]
Rachel "Hellfire" Hotchkiss Hellfire Hotchkiss 1967[61] Mark Twain Hellfire is the female counterpart to Oscar "Thug" Carpenter, and was referred to by Twain as a tomboy.[62]
Scout To Kill A Mockingbird 1960 Harper Lee A tomboyish girl, Jean Louise Finch, nicknamed Scout, lives with her older brother Jeremy, nicknamed Jem, and their widowed father Atticus, a middle-aged lawyer.[63] Also see the 1962 film.
Topsy Uncle Tom's Cabin 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe Topsy is a mischievous and rebellious young slave girl.[64]


Characters Title Duration Author Notes
Anybodys West Side Story 1957–2020 Arthur Laurents Anybodys is a tomboy who informs the main characters that Chino has a gun and wants to enact revenge against Tony.[23][65]
Ginger Time Out For Ginger 1952–1953[66] Ronald Alexander Ginger is a tomboy and high schooler.[67]


Character Portrayed by Program Duration Notes
Ace Sophie Aldred Doctor Who 1963–Present Ace is a "streetwise tomboy" who likes pyrotechnics.[68]
Alicia "Al" Lambert Christine Lakin Step by Step 1991–1998 Al, middle child in the Lambert family, is a tomboyish, all-American girl, who later matures and softens.[69]
Alexandra "Alex" Mack Larisa Oleynik The Secret World of Alex Mack 1994–1998 Alex was considered a tomboy, with her character challenging gender norms.[70]
Arya Stark Maisie Williams Game of Thrones 2011–2019 Arya is a tomboyish, headstrong, feisty, independent, disdains traditional female pursuits, and is often mistaken for a boy.[43]
Ashley Funicello Spinelli Pamela Adlon Recess 1997–2001 Ashley is a tomboy who has an extreme loyalty to her friends.[71]
Buttercup E. G. Daily (What a Cartoon! episodes and 1998 original)
Jo Wyatt (British dub)
Natalie Palamides (Reboot)
The Powerpuff Girls (2016 Reboot) 1998–2005 (Original)
2016–2020 (Reboot)
Buttercup is a "rough-and-tumble tomboy."[72]
Cameron Howe Mackenzie Davis Halt and Catch Fire 2014-2017 Cameron is a tomboyish woman in her twenties who has a knack for programming and loves punk rock.[73]
Carissa Tabitha St. Germain (English version)
Fanny Bloc (French version)
Lolirock 2014–2017 Carissa was drawn as a "fiery and tomboy warrior princess."[74]
Darlene Conner Sara Gilbert Roseanne 1998–2018 Darlene is a tomboyish girl, which gives Roseanne a way she can "talkback to gender performance expectations."[23][75]
Eve Baxter Kaitlyn Dever Last Man Standing 2011–Present Eve was originally a tomboyish girl who became a "little more girly" as the series progressed according to Kaitlyn Dever.[76]
Gosalyn Mallard Christine Cavanaugh (Darkwing Duck)
Stephanie Beatriz (DuckTales reboot)
Darkwing Duck 1991-1997 Gosalyn is Drake Mallard's adopted daughter.
Helga Pataki Francesca Marie Smith Hey Arnold 1996–present Helga is a tomboyish girl who is Arnold's love interest.
Jennifer "Jen" Masterson Megan Fahlenbock 6teen 2004–2010 Jen is a tomboy who loves sports and wants to a snowboarder in the Olympics.[77]
Joanna Marie "Jo" Polniaczek Nancy McKeon The Facts of Life 1979–1988 Early in the series, many of Jo's stories revolved around her tomboyish ways.[23][78]
Lana Loud Grey Griffin The Loud House 2016–present Lana is the fourth-youngest Loud sibling who loves to get dirty, especially with mud. She is also a skilled handy worker, plumber, and mechanic who loves animals.
Luna Loud Nika Futterman The Loud House 2016–present Luna is the third-oldest Loud sibling and is very musically inclined. She is a rock musician who sings and plays multiple instruments, mostly her purple electric guitar.
Lynn Loud Jr. Jessica DiCicco The Loud House 2016–present Lynn is the fifth-oldest Loud sibling who plays many sports.
Mary-Kate Burke Mary-Kate Olsen Two of a Kind 1998-1999 Mary-Kate is a tomboyish girl who wants to perfect her curveball.[79]
Maxine "Max" Mayfield Sadie Sink Stranger Things 2016–Present Max is Billy's younger stepsister, an avid skateboarder, and the tomboy of the group who catches the attention of both Lucas and Dustin.[80]
Mitzi Ashley Taylor Little Bear 1995–2003 Mitzi is a 5-year-old mischievous, yet sometimes rather unthoughtful tomboyish monkey who lives in a treehouse in the forest around Little Bear's home.
Penelope "Punky" Brewster Soleil Moon Frye Punky Brewster 1984–1988 Punky is a "spunky seven-year-old tomboy."[81]
Penny Mona Marshall (pilot)
Cree Summers (Season 1)
Holly Berger (Season 2)
Inspector Gadget 1983-present Penny is Inspector Gadget's intelligent niece who is usually the one who solves the crimes, though she gives her uncle all of the credit.
Pepper Clark Tabitha St. Germain Littlest Pet Shop 2012-2016 Pepper Mildred Clark is a tomboyish gray skunk who is best friends with a Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Zoe Trent. She is a comedian who enjoys telling jokes. Sometimes she goes a little too far however, and hurts one of her friends' feelings, but she will always make it up to them.
Pipsqueak Tajja Isen The ZhuZhus 2016–2017 Pipsqueak is a hamster who is "all tomboy" and "firecracker".[82]
Po (Teletubbies) Pui Fan Lee Teletubbies 1997-2001 Po is the smallest teletubby. She is red and has an antenna shaped like a bubble wand. She is also a problem solver. Her favorite thing is her pink and blue scooter and often hangs out with Laa-Laa and Tinky Winky.
Rainbow Dash Ashleigh Ball My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic 2010–Present Rainbow Dash sports rainbow-striped hair, is very interested in playing sports, and is a tomboy whose sexual orientation is not referenced.[83]
Ronnie Anne Santiago Breanna Yde (Seasons 1–3) Izabella Alvarez (Season 4-present) The Loud House and The Casagrandes 2016–present Ronnie Anne is a tomboy who loves skateboarding, playing video games, and pranks. She is also Lincoln's love interest.
Sandy Cheeks Carolyn Lawrence SpongeBob SquarePants 1999–present Sandy Cheeks is a Texan squirrel who loves karate, science, and Texan culture. She is also one of SpongeBob's friends.
Sathya Ayesha Sathya 2020–Present Sathya is a free-spirited, trustworthy, brave tomboy who marries a man named Prabhu.[84]
Sid Chang Leah Mei Gold The Loud House and The Casagrandes 2019-present Sid Chang is Ronnie Anne's best friend. She is interested in K-pop, animals, robotics, and trying new things. Sid often participates in the same activities as Ronnie.
Wanda Li Lisa Yamanaka (original series), Lynsey Pham (Rides Again) The Magic School Bus 1994–present Wanda Li is a tough, cute, and boisterous Chinese-American tomboy as the smallest student in Miss Frizzle's class. She serves as a foil to Arnold and is stronger than she looks. Wanda loves sports, fighting, rock music (even to the point of playing her electric guitar), and hanging out with boys.
Wheezie Kathleen Barr Dragon Tales 1999-2005 Wheezie is a free-spirited, optimistic, and loud purple dragon who's always stuck together with her brother Zak, who is the opposite of her. She and Zak get into arguments sometimes, but they always get along and work together when they solve problems with their friends in Dragon Land.

Video gamesEdit

Characters Title Year Notes Developer
Tsarevna Alena Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen 1992–2016 Tsarevna is a "fierce tomboy" who likes to fight and go on adventures.[85] Spike Chunsoft
Ashei The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 2006 Ashei is a tomboyish girl who is a skilled sword fighter and is stronger than most men.[86] Nintendo
Baiken Guilty Gear series 1998 Baiken is a tomboyish girl who knows how to use a katana, mace, fireworks cannon, and other weapons within the sleeve of her severed arm.[87] Arc System Works
Princess Daisy Mario series 1989–present Daisy is the tomboyish princess of Sarasaland and Luigi's love interest. Nintendo
Dixie Kong Donkey Kong series 1995–present Dixie Kong is the love interest of Diddy Kong who loves bubblegum and rock music, even knowing how to play guitar. Nintendo/Rare
Elena Street Fighter series 1997–present Elena is a Kenyan tribal princess and capoeira fighter with a tomboyish, yet light-hearted personality. She loves music and dance, and is able to hear and comprehend with her environment. Capcom
Ibuki Street Fighter series 1997–present Ibuki is a young prodigy ninja-in-training and a close friend of Sakura. Capcom
Kumatora Mother 3 2006 Kumatora is the heir to the Ooshe castle and is described as a "tomboy princess."[88] Brownie Brown
HAL Laboratory
Lammy Um Jammer Lammy and PaRappa The Rapper 1996-present Lammy is a sheep who is usually shy but is also confident as a rock guitarist in the band MilkCan. NanaOn-Sha
Maki Genryusai Final Fight and Street Fighter series 1993–present Maki is a hot-blooded tomboyish ninja who loves to get into street fights. Capcom
Makoto Street Fighter series 1999–2008 Makoto is a young Japanese woman raised from the Tosa Province of Japan who utilizes her family's dojo teachings of Rindo-kan karate as her fighting style.[89][90] Capcom
Narumi Mishima 12Riven 2008 Narumi is a tomboy.[91] KID
SDR Project
R. Mika Street Fighter series 1998–present Mika Nanakawa, or Rainbow Mika, is a professional wrestler who idolizes Zangief. Capcom
Chie Satonaka Persona series 1996–2020 Chie is a tomboy who is upbeat and has an obsession with kung fu, even using those techniques in battle.[92][93][94] Atlus
Sakura Kasugano Street Fighter series 1996–present Sakura is a tomboyish Japanese girl who idolizes Ryu and wants him to train her. Capcom
Sonshōkō Koihime Enbu 2016 Sonshōkō is a spirited and vivacious tomboy.[95] UNKNOWN GAMES
M2 Co., LTD
Tiny Kong Donkey Kong Country series 1999–present Tiny Kong is Dixie Kong's younger sister. Just like her older sister, she is a tomboy. Nintendo/Rare
Touko Zaizen Inazuma Eleven 2 Kyoui no Shinryakusha 2009 Touko is a tomboy.[96] Level-5
Ryune Zoldark Super Robot Wars 1991–2015 Ryune is a beautiful girl and tomboy.[97] Winkysoft
B.B. Studio
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Princess Zelda The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998 A Sheikah Stone near the castle confirms that the Princess is quite a tomboy. Nintendo

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Explanatory notesEdit

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