History Main / BiFauxNen

12th May '16 8:08:01 AM Eievie
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A female character who resembles [[{{Bishonen}} a pretty, androgynous boy]], [[{{Fanservice}} but in a positive way]], usually coupled with an appropriate 'masculine' outfit. Swooned over by [[UnsettlingGenderReveal confused females]] as much as outright SchoolgirlLesbians. Sometimes in the episode they're introduced, they're confused for men until the other characters recognize and treat them as girls. Occasionally, it's also a roundabout way of adding a stereotypically 'male' role to a show that doesn't have (or [[ImprobablyFemaleCast want]]) one. Very often subject to at least one StupidSexyFlanders gag, sometimes even after TheReveal of their true biological sex.

Interestingly, most versions are PrinceCharming types and overwhelmingly [[WholesomeCrossdresser 'good' characters]]. Bifauxnen are, from an artistic standpoint, everything that is positive about masculinity while also not losing anything fundamentally 'woman'. Many characters, in fact, simply heavily associate with traits typically praised in men; the appearance is just another path to that. Most of the time the {{Bifauxnen}} is ''not'' a ButchLesbian, and is [[ChasteHero mostly oblivious]] to reactions they incite.

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A female character who resembles [[{{Bishonen}} a pretty, androgynous boy]], [[{{Fanservice}} but in a positive way]], usually coupled with an appropriate 'masculine' "masculine" outfit. Swooned over by [[UnsettlingGenderReveal confused females]] as much as outright SchoolgirlLesbians. Sometimes in the episode they're introduced, they're confused for men until the other characters recognize and treat them as girls. Occasionally, it's also a roundabout way of adding a stereotypically 'male' "male" role to a show that doesn't have (or [[ImprobablyFemaleCast want]]) one. Very often subject to at least one StupidSexyFlanders gag, sometimes even after TheReveal of their true biological sex.

Interestingly, most versions are PrinceCharming types and overwhelmingly [[WholesomeCrossdresser 'good' "good" characters]]. Bifauxnen are, from are--from an artistic standpoint, everything standpoint--everything that is positive about masculinity while also not losing anything fundamentally 'woman'."woman". Many characters, in fact, simply heavily associate with traits typically praised in men; the appearance is just another path to that. Most of the time the {{Bifauxnen}} bifauxnen is ''not'' a ButchLesbian, and is [[ChasteHero mostly oblivious]] to reactions they incite.



Bifauxnen, however, do not include trans men, as the latter ''are'' men, and not simply 'mistaken' for men. Usually they can be distinguished by how they identify, such as Takatsuki from ''Manga/WanderingSon''.

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Bifauxnen, however, do not include trans men, as the latter ''are'' men, and not simply 'mistaken' "mistaken" for men. Usually they can be distinguished by how they identify, such as Takatsuki from ''Manga/WanderingSon''.



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23rd Apr '16 7:32:30 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Valshe, known for her roots as a ''utaite'' doing covers of songs featuring [[Music/{{VOCALOID}} Len Kagamine]], has a very masculine voice that's part of her SignatureStyle. Official artwork of her depicts her as a boyish-looking woman with short blonde hair, and this would extend to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valshe#/media/File:Valshe_Butterfly_Core.jpg her real-world appearance]] once her actual likeness started being used in media.

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* Valshe, known for her roots as a an ''utaite'' doing covers of songs featuring [[Music/{{VOCALOID}} Len Kagamine]], has a very masculine voice that's part of her SignatureStyle. Official artwork of her depicts her as a boyish-looking woman with short blonde hair, and this would extend to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valshe#/media/File:Valshe_Butterfly_Core.jpg her real-world appearance]] once her actual likeness started being used in media.
23rd Apr '16 7:31:19 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Valshe, known for her roots as a ''utaite'' doing covers of songs featuring [[Music/{{VOCALOID}} Len Kagamine]], has a very masculine voice that's part of her SignatureStyle. Official artwork of her depicts her as a boyish-looking woman with short blonde hair, and this would extend to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valshe#/media/File:Valshe_Butterfly_Core.jpg her real-world appearance]] once her actual likeness started being used in media.
4th Apr '16 4:18:55 PM Katsuhagi
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** From Frozen Teardrop we have [[spoiler: Cathy Winner, one of Quatre's sisters. [[http://yfrog.com/hsso7pkj The one playing violin here]]? It's not Quatre, it's her.]]

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** From Frozen Teardrop we have [[spoiler: Cathy Katherine Oud Winner, one of Quatre's sisters. [[http://yfrog.com/hsso7pkj The one playing violin here]]? It's not Quatre, it's her.[[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Katherine_Oud_Winner?file=Kath-profile.jpg as seen here]].]]
4th Apr '16 5:29:19 AM LondonKdS
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* Fey Truscott-Sade, from the Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine comics.

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* Fey Truscott-Sade, an androgynous action hero companion from the Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine comics.comics. Some dialogue suggests that they may actually be trans or non-binary.


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* In ''Masqued Mayhem'', one of the ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeGraphicNovels'', Marceline's fancy-dress costume is as a male ClassicalMovieVampire.
29th Mar '16 11:40:12 AM lexicon
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** Subaru Kujou from ''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'' sits squarely between Bifauxnen and {{Transsexual}} territory. She occasionally refers to herself with female pronouns and does not mind when others do the same, but she staunchly refuses to actually identify as female or male, and her gender is questioned at various points throughout the game without a clear answer ever being supplied. The word ''genderqueer'' was invented for people like her.
29th Mar '16 1:12:50 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Subaru Kujou from ''Sakura Taisen V'' sits squarely between Bifauxnen and {{Transsexual}} territory. She occasionally refers to herself with female pronouns and does not mind when others do the same, but she staunchly refuses to actually identify as female or male, and her gender is questioned at various points throughout the game without a clear answer ever being supplied. The word ''genderqueer'' was invented for people like her.

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** Subaru Kujou from ''Sakura Taisen V'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'' sits squarely between Bifauxnen and {{Transsexual}} territory. She occasionally refers to herself with female pronouns and does not mind when others do the same, but she staunchly refuses to actually identify as female or male, and her gender is questioned at various points throughout the game without a clear answer ever being supplied. The word ''genderqueer'' was invented for people like her.
25th Mar '16 4:25:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Bifauxnen, however, do not include trans men, as the latter ''are'' men, and not simply 'mistaken' for men. Usually they can be distinguished by how they identify, such as Takatsuki from ''WanderingSon''.

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Bifauxnen, however, do not include trans men, as the latter ''are'' men, and not simply 'mistaken' for men. Usually they can be distinguished by how they identify, such as Takatsuki from ''WanderingSon''.
''Manga/WanderingSon''.
18th Mar '16 4:20:39 PM Hossmeister
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17th Mar '16 12:54:55 PM Hossmeister
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