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26th Jun '17 12:27:01 PM lexicon
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* A short-haired Creator/KeiraKnightley is mistaken for a boy (and to be making out with the female protagonist) in one scene in ''Film/BendItLikeBeckham''. ([[EvenTheGirlsWantHer *happy sigh*]]) Although the character is traditionally feminine in some ways, her sportiness, preference for trousers at all times, and lack of interest in enhancing her cleavage create a boyish aura around her (contributing to her mother's suspicions that she's gay).
--> "All's I'm sayin' is, there's a reason why Sporty Spice is the only one without a fella."
** In early drafts she was a lesbian, but the creators then decided that it would encourage the sexist belief that all sporty young women must be {{Lesbian Jock}}s.
* Yitzhak in ''Film/HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' is played by a woman, has an obviously feminine voice, is a former DragQueen, and looks like a scruffy young man. And is very cute.
25th Jun '17 1:54:25 PM nombretomado
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* Yitzhak in ''HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' is played by a woman, has an obviously feminine voice, is a former DragQueen, and looks like a scruffy young man. And is very cute.

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* Yitzhak in ''HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' ''Film/HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' is played by a woman, has an obviously feminine voice, is a former DragQueen, and looks like a scruffy young man. And is very cute.
20th Jun '17 10:00:54 AM HarpieSiren
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Whenever Pearl, Lapis, or Garnet wear male-orientated outfits (i.e. [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E5HitTheDiamond boyish baseball outfits]], [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E8MrGreg tuxedos]], [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E12RestaurantWars waiter's uniforms]], or [[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E6LastOneOutOfBeachCity blue jeans and a black leather jacket]]).
13th Jun '17 1:39:19 PM rjd1922
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* Many women in the work of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romaine_Brooks Romaine Brooks]], particularly the subject of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Romaine_Brooks_-_Peter.jpg Peter, a Young English Girl]]''.

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* Many women in the work of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romaine_Brooks Romaine Brooks]], particularly the subject of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Romaine_Brooks_-_Peter.''[[http://americanart.si.edu/images/1970/1970.70_2a.jpg Peter, a Young English Girl]]''.
29th May '17 5:23:19 PM comicwriter
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* Kei from Creator/AkikoMorishima's ''Angelic Girl'' is an interesting {{Deconstruction}}. She definitely fits the archetype, but is insecure about the fact that girls seem to like her largely because they view her as "practice" for a boyfriend, or find the idea of sex with her less intimidating than sex with a real boy. Because of this, she's worried her current girlfriend is eventually gonna dump her for a guy[[spoiler:, though thankfully, it turns out the girl genuinely loves her]].

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* Kei from Creator/AkikoMorishima's ''Angelic Girl'' is an interesting {{Deconstruction}}. She definitely fits the archetype, but is insecure about the fact that girls seem to like her largely because they view her as "practice" for a boyfriend, or because they find the idea of sex with her less intimidating than sex with a real boy. Because of this, she's worried her current girlfriend is eventually gonna dump her for a guy[[spoiler:, though thankfully, it turns out the girl genuinely loves her]].
29th May '17 5:22:40 PM comicwriter
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* Kei from Creator/MorishimaAkiko's ''Angelic Girl'' is an interesting {{Deconstruction}}. She definitely fits the archetype, but is insecure about the fact that girls seem to like her largely because they view her as "practice" for a boyfriend, or find the idea of sex with her less intimidating than sex with a real boy. Because of this, she's worried her current girlfriend is eventually gonna dump her for a guy[[spoiler:, though thankfully, it turns out the girl genuinely loves her]].

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* Kei from Creator/MorishimaAkiko's Creator/AkikoMorishima's ''Angelic Girl'' is an interesting {{Deconstruction}}. She definitely fits the archetype, but is insecure about the fact that girls seem to like her largely because they view her as "practice" for a boyfriend, or find the idea of sex with her less intimidating than sex with a real boy. Because of this, she's worried her current girlfriend is eventually gonna dump her for a guy[[spoiler:, though thankfully, it turns out the girl genuinely loves her]].
29th May '17 5:21:28 PM comicwriter
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* Kei from Creator/MorishimaAkiko's ''Angelic Girl'' is an interesting {{Deconstruction}}. She definitely fits the archetype, but is insecure about the fact that girls seem to like her largely because they view her as "practice" for a boyfriend, or find the idea of sex with her less intimidating than sex with a real boy. Because of this, she's worried her current girlfriend is eventually gonna dump her for a guy[[spoiler:, though thankfully, it turns out the girl genuinely loves her]].
18th May '17 9:55:05 AM Lego3400
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** Tedd accidentally turned into a girl during a card tournament due to a magical spell and her friends again don't notice until she specifically pointed out her breasts.

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** Tedd accidentally turned into a girl during a card tournament due to a magical spell and her friends again don't notice until she specifically pointed out her breasts.breasts and and her [[ItMakesSenseInContext pink hair was it's natural purple again.]]
16th May '17 10:22:28 AM lexicon
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime:
*** During the Battle Frontier, Ash met Anabel/Reira. Her clothes, short haircut, and [[CrossDressingVoices ambiguous voice]], at least in Japan (and the Latin American dub, by extension), led him to assume she was a guy at first. Not even Brock, who successfully blew up Duplica's similar stunt in the first season, could identify Anabel as female when he met her. The dub screwed the effect up by giving Anabel the voice of a grown woman.
** Anabel's even more bifauxnen in one of the manga, to the point where people thought she got a [[ShesAManInJapan gender change]] due to [[http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a273/featherclaw/mangascans/lila_photographer.jpg the clothes]] she wore for half of the manga.
*** Also from the anime, Aoi/Angie in Diamond and Pearl. Gruff voice, [[{{Bokukko}} very butch appearance and speech patterns]], a [[BigEater big appetite that rivals the shounen hero]] and was not known to be female until she yelled "haven't you ever heard of ladies first?!"
*** The tomboyish Nozomi/Zoey also counts. For added effect, she always wears suits in when competing in contests.
*** Shion/Cher from an episode of the Best Wishes series. Her masculine traits led some fans question if the castle where she lives actually only accepts women inside, her being mistaken for a man at first.
** In the ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga, Yellow is thought to be a boy by the rest of the main cast, right up until her hat gets blown off so they can see her ponytail. Red still thinks she's a guy... for about a year... causing some awkward tension with Misty...and setting up for the best reaction in the entire manga when she finally takes the hat off in front of him.



* Ren Radou from ''Manga/GetBackers'' fits this trope to a T, especially in the manga. In the anime, she's tomboyish but still recognizably female (even without having a voice). In the manga, she's...well, [[http://i27.tinypic.com/2zir314.jpg see for yourself]].



* ''Manga/OniisamaE'':
** Rei Asaka, who usually wears a black suit with lacy shirt. While her friend Kaoru wore clothes that tended to be almost vaguely unisex, she was [[BifauxnenAndLadette more of a]] {{tomboy}}. Besides, [[spoiler: Kaoru got a GirlinessUpgrade [[BaitAndSwitchLesbians after marrying Takehiko]] [[BabiesEverAfter in the end]] while Rei remained a bifauxnen until [[BringOutYourGayDead the end.]] ]]



* Kaori Makimura from ''Manga/CityHunter'' is often mistaken for a handsome dude, sometimes by all the pretty girls that [[ChivalrousPervert Ryo Saeba]] is chasing, due to androgynous good looks and a rather butch fashion sense. Later in the series, she starts wearing tight skirts to clear up the confusion.



* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Sera Masumi is an AmateurSleuth who at first is mistaken as a TroubledButCute guy until she shows up in Ran and Sonoko's class wearing the school's female uniform. From then on she's mostly seen as a tomboyish BikerBabe, and at least one of her friends ([[AmbiguouslyBi Sonoko]]) has found her pretty in a boyish way.
14th May '17 11:46:07 PM lillolillo
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* Kaori Makimura from ''Manga/CityHunter'' is often mistaken for a handsome dude, sometimes by all the pretty girls that [[ChivalrousPervert Ryo Saeba]] is chasing.

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* Kaori Makimura from ''Manga/CityHunter'' is often mistaken for a handsome dude, sometimes by all the pretty girls that [[ChivalrousPervert Ryo Saeba]] is chasing.chasing, due to androgynous good looks and a rather butch fashion sense. Later in the series, she starts wearing tight skirts to clear up the confusion.
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