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7th Dec '16 12:43:56 PM lexicon
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* Revivals of ''Theatre/PeterPan'' always have an actress playing the title character, like Mary Martin or Cathy Rigby.
7th Dec '16 2:33:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* OlderThanSteam: Viola in ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' and Rosalind from ''AsYouLikeIt'', both by Creator/WilliamShakespeare. Interestingly, this means the trope is ZigZagged since, in Shakespeare's time, males played ''all'' the roles...[[DudeLooksLikeALady including the female ones]]. Thus, when these plays were first performed, you had [[RecursiveCrossdressing guys playing girls that were pretending to be guys]].
* Revivals of ''PeterPan'' always have an actress playing the title character, like Mary Martin or Cathy Rigby.

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* OlderThanSteam: Viola in ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' and Rosalind from ''AsYouLikeIt'', ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'', both by Creator/WilliamShakespeare. Interestingly, this means the trope is ZigZagged since, in Shakespeare's time, males played ''all'' the roles...[[DudeLooksLikeALady including the female ones]]. Thus, when these plays were first performed, you had [[RecursiveCrossdressing guys playing girls that were pretending to be guys]].
* Revivals of ''PeterPan'' ''Theatre/PeterPan'' always have an actress playing the title character, like Mary Martin or Cathy Rigby.
5th Dec '16 11:38:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Some female readers of ''Webcomic/TheMeek'' were shocked to learn that [[BadAss Soli]] was a girl...and even more shocked when [[StupidSexyFlanders they realized how little they cared.]] And now she's [[GenderReveal surprised]] at least [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2010/12/30/3-20/ one person in-universe.]]

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* Some female readers of ''Webcomic/TheMeek'' were shocked to learn that [[BadAss Soli]] Soli was a girl...and even more shocked when [[StupidSexyFlanders they realized how little they cared.]] And now she's [[GenderReveal surprised]] at least [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2010/12/30/3-20/ one person in-universe.]]
29th Nov '16 7:21:21 PM AlternativeCola
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* Pop singer/rapper Amber Liu of the Korean girl group f(x), whose androgynous image has resulted in lots of EvenTheGirlsWantHer among the group's female fans. Look at her in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7MHZpSNJQc music video]].
* JanelleMonae, the [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly genre-blurring]] GenkiGirl singer, is rarely seen without her proper tux and a white starched shirt. It also helps her bifauxnen image that she has what can only be described as "epic hair."
* Taiwanese singer Zhang Yun Jing, known for her androgynous image. She has been described as both "handsome" and "beautiful". EvenTheGirlsWantHer, as her a large part of her fandom is comprised of females who take great pleasure in squee-ing over her various attractive features, masculine or feminine.
* Omi, Mally and sometimes Jyou from Music/ExistTrace are considered this, which has caused some ViewerGenderConfusion like for example, someone who isn't familiar with VisualKei will look at Jyou, Omi, and Mally and think "Wait, [[{{Bifauxnen}} the guys in the suits]] [[LadyLooksLikeADude are actually chicks]]?". Bassist Naoto can look quite masculine as well, but not in a bifauxnen-type way, while the odd one out in the band is Miko, who lacks of the bifauxnen aesthetics.



* Pop singer/rapper Amber Liu of the Korean girl group f(x), whose androgynous image has resulted in lots of EvenTheGirlsWantHer among the group's female fans. Look at her in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7MHZpSNJQc music video]].
* JanelleMonae, the [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly genre-blurring]] GenkiGirl singer, is rarely seen without her proper tux and a white starched shirt. It also helps her bifauxnen image that she has what can only be described as "epic hair."
* Taiwanese singer Zhang Yun Jing, known for her androgynous image. She has been described as both "handsome" and "beautiful". EvenTheGirlsWantHer, as her a large part of her fandom is comprised of females who take great pleasure in squee-ing over her various attractive features, masculine or feminine.
29th Nov '16 2:47:27 AM Solle
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* Fey Truscott-Sade, an androgynous action hero companion from the Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine comics. Some dialogue suggests that they may actually be trans or non-binary.

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* Fey Truscott-Sade, an androgynous action hero companion from the Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine comics. Some dialogue suggests that they may actually be trans or non-binary.The writers describe her as "an androgyne"; she has a feminine body, presents with masculine clothing and hair, and uses feminine pronouns. And she's a badass 1930's spy.
29th Nov '16 2:43:52 AM Solle
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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.

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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.
26th Nov '16 12:01:44 PM WhosAsking
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** Sir Integra. Back when most people's exposure to ''Hellsing'' came through the TV series, [[ViewerGenderConfusion some people were genuinely confused as to her gender]], despite a flashback episode in which, as a young girl, she is clearly shown wearing female clothing. The manga and OVA actually begin with this flashback, making such confusion nigh on impossible.

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** Sir Integra. Back when most people's exposure to ''Hellsing'' came through the TV series, [[ViewerGenderConfusion some people were genuinely confused as to her gender]], despite a flashback episode in which, as a young girl, she is clearly shown wearing female clothing. The manga and OVA actually begin with this flashback, making such confusion nigh on impossible. Integra takes a Bifauxnen look because she wants to be seen not as the noble Lady Integra but as the Knight ''Sir'' Integra: IOW, "all business".
22nd Nov '16 1:18:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Rin Asougi from ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' seems to have this down pat - if it wasn't for her rather large breasts, she could quite often be mistaken for a effeminate man. This is in large part due to her choice of clothes - [[BadassInANiceSuit a man's business suit]]. It doesn't help that she is by far extremely {{Badass}}.

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* Rin Asougi from ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' seems to have this down pat - if it wasn't for her rather large breasts, she could quite often be mistaken for a effeminate man. This is in large part due to her choice of clothes - [[BadassInANiceSuit a man's business suit]]. It doesn't help that she is by far extremely {{Badass}}.badass.
7th Nov '16 10:08:28 AM TheTropper
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Whenever [[BadassGay Pearl]] or [[TeamDad Garnet]] wear male outfits (i.e. [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E8MrGreg tuxedos]], [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E12RestaurantWars waiter's uniforms]], or [[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E6LastOneOutOfBeachCity blue jeans and a black leather jacket]]), this trope counts, [[FetishFuel which is all we have to say.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Whenever [[BadassGay Pearl]] Pearl or [[TeamDad Garnet]] Garnet wear male outfits (i.e. [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E8MrGreg tuxedos]], [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E12RestaurantWars waiter's uniforms]], or [[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E6LastOneOutOfBeachCity blue jeans and a black leather jacket]]), this trope counts, [[FetishFuel which is all we have to say.]] jacket]]).
7th Nov '16 6:59:56 AM Monolaf317
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Whenever [[BadassGay Pearl]] or [[TeamDad Garnet]] wear male outfits (i.e. [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E8MrGreg tuxedos]], [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E12RestaurantWars waiter's uniforms]], or [[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E6LastOneOutOfBeachCity blue jeans and a black leather jacket]]), this trope counts.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Whenever [[BadassGay Pearl]] or [[TeamDad Garnet]] wear male outfits (i.e. [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E8MrGreg tuxedos]], [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E12RestaurantWars waiter's uniforms]], or [[Recap/StevenUniverseS4E6LastOneOutOfBeachCity blue jeans and a black leather jacket]]), this trope counts. counts, [[FetishFuel which is all we have to say.]]
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