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30th Jun '16 3:01:40 AM B150035
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* Downplayed example, in ''VideoGame/{{Granblue Fantasy}}'', Female and Male Draphs both share visually similar characteristics with their horns and pointed ears. But while average male Draphs are large, hulking brutes at around 220cm tall, physically larger than the rest of the other races; Female Draphs are positively ''[[http://i.imgur.com/2QgqZjU.jpg tiny]]'' in comparison, averaging at only 130cm, the only race shorter than them being the Dwarfish Harvins. But what makes them stand out compared to the other races is how the cup size of female Draphs ranges from ''[[{{MostCommonSuperpower}} G all the way to L]]'', shown [[http://i3.pixiv.net/img-original/img/2016/06/19/22/15/16/57474794_p0.jpg here]]. Many of the Female Draph characters are also [[{{BoobsOfSteel}} strong, physical fighters]].

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* Downplayed example, in ''VideoGame/{{Granblue Fantasy}}'', Female and Male Draphs both share visually similar characteristics with their horns and pointed ears. But while average male Draphs are large, hulking brutes at around 220cm tall, physically larger than the rest of the other races; Female Draphs are positively ''[[http://i.imgur.com/2QgqZjU.jpg tiny]]'' in comparison, averaging at only 130cm, the only race shorter than them being the Dwarfish Harvins. But what makes them stand out compared to the other races is how the cup size of female Draphs ranges from ''[[{{MostCommonSuperpower}} G all the way to L]]'', shown [[http://i3.pixiv.net/img-original/img/2016/06/19/22/15/16/57474794_p0.[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/__alicia_aliza_almeida_anila_augusta_and_others_granblue_fantasy_and_shingeki_no_bahamut__b51206a1bb0e6e1439fc84e0340179e0.jpg here]]. Many of the Female Draph characters are also [[{{BoobsOfSteel}} strong, physical fighters]].
28th Jun '16 2:12:57 PM Pichu-kun
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* This ''appeared'' to be the case for the plants in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', with the girls in bulbs with the big strange eyes and all, and the only two guys walking around looking like blond men. But later manga material shows that Vash and Knives really are different because they're mutants (probably throwbacks; the odds that the people who engineered the plants didn't use human DNA are vanishingly small), because some female independents come from space; the twins are just even weirder. Although, some like Cronica who appears at the end of the story, she looks like a [[Manga/{{Claymore}}, pale skin, blonde hair and it's beautiful.

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* This ''appeared'' to be the case for the plants in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', with the girls in bulbs with the big strange eyes and all, and the only two guys walking around looking like blond men. But later manga material shows that Vash and Knives really are different because they're mutants (probably throwbacks; the odds that the people who engineered the plants didn't use human DNA are vanishingly small), because some female independents come from space; the twins are just even weirder. Although, some like Cronica who appears at the end of the story, she looks like a [[Manga/{{Claymore}}, Manga/{{Claymore}}, pale skin, blonde hair and it's is beautiful.



* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', there are a number of species that are gender exclusive (Jynx, for example, is only female). But some of these Pokémon are considered the opposite sex of a different species. The Nidoran pairs come to mind, familiar to most people, but Tauros found his female counterpart in Miltank, and later generations continued the trend. This might be GenderEqualsBreed, though.
** It's debated whether or not Miltank and Tauros are opposite genders of the same species--unlike Volbeat/Illumise and the Nidoran family, Miltank eggs can never hatch into Tauros.
** Burmy, based on a bagworm, evolves into a Mothim if male or a Wormadam if female. Their appearances are VERY different, as Mothim is a moth and Wormadam is still a pupa. ([[TruthInTelevision Like real bagworms]].) Wormadam actually has three appearances, but that's unrelated. Other examples: In the anime, a Latias produced a Latios egg like the Volbeat/Illumise thing. Some species also have sexual trimorphism: Only male Kirlia can evolve into Gallade, but both genders can evolve into Gardevoir. Only female Snorunt can evolve into Froslass, but both can evolve into Glalie. Combee can be both genders, but only females evolve into Vespiquen, males do not evolve. Also Rufflet/Braviary and Vullaby/Mandibuzz are considered counterparts, but they don't produce each others' eggs much like Tauros/Miltank.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', there ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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are a number of species that are gender exclusive (Jynx, for example, is only female). But some of these Pokémon are considered the opposite sex of a different species. The Nidoran pairs come to mind, familiar to most people, but Tauros found his female counterpart in Miltank, and later generations continued the trend. This might be GenderEqualsBreed, though.
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though. It's debated whether or not Miltank and Tauros are opposite genders of the same species--unlike Volbeat/Illumise and the Nidoran family, Miltank eggs can never hatch into Tauros.
** Burmy, based on a bagworm, evolves into a Mothim if male or a Wormadam if female. Their appearances are VERY different, as Mothim is a moth and Wormadam is still a pupa. ([[TruthInTelevision Like real bagworms]].) Wormadam actually has three appearances, but that's unrelated. unrelated.
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Other examples: In the anime, [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]], a Latias produced a Latios egg like the Volbeat/Illumise thing. Some species also have sexual trimorphism: Only male Kirlia can evolve into Gallade, but both genders can evolve into Gardevoir. Only female Snorunt can evolve into Froslass, but both can evolve into Glalie. Combee can be both genders, but only females evolve into Vespiquen, males do not evolve. Also Rufflet/Braviary and Vullaby/Mandibuzz are considered counterparts, but they don't produce each others' eggs much like Tauros/Miltank.






* The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' games tend to make female apes look more anthropmorphic than the male characters, typically having himan-like proportions, walking upright and wearing clothing (Dixie Kong is the exception, since she essentially looks like Diddy Kong with a wig).

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* The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games tend to make female apes look more anthropmorphic than the male characters, typically having himan-like human-like proportions, walking upright and wearing clothing (Dixie Kong is the exception, since she essentially looks like Diddy Kong with a wig).



* The Octarians in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' look like anthropomorphic octopus tentacles, and generally males and females look no different from eachother. However, only female Octarians are capable of VoluntaryShapeshifting between an octopus form and a humanoid form as the Octolings, the EvilCounterpartRace of the playable Inklings. For contrast, both male and female Inklings can change between squid and humanoid form, and look not too different from eachother.

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* The Octarians in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' look like anthropomorphic octopus tentacles, and generally males and females look no different from eachother.each other. However, only female Octarians are capable of VoluntaryShapeshifting between an octopus form and a humanoid form as the Octolings, the EvilCounterpartRace of the playable Inklings. For contrast, both male and female Inklings can change between squid and humanoid form, and look not too different from eachother.each other.
26th Jun '16 11:15:20 PM CLT009
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* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'': Parodied ([[AffectionateParody like everything else]]) in Oglaf in "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dimorphism]]" by examining this trope from [[HumansThroughAlienEyes the monsters' perspective]]. Human males look like like "blobby chicks you wouldn't fuck", therefore all humans must be perverts, therefore GuiltFreeExterminationWar.
24th Jun '16 8:27:47 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* Used as a twist ending in Alan Moore's ''ComicBook/Omega Men'' backup story "Vega: A Man's World" -- [[spoiler:the enormous grazing mollusks the all-male Culacoans "hunt" are actually stimulated to produce new males when prodded hard enough in a certain area, and split into two new females after seemingly dying. The difference in mating rituals is so vast that when Mopi tries to help a foreign anthropologist understand "gamugha", he innocently kills her with his spear.]]

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* Used as a twist ending in Alan Moore's ''ComicBook/Omega Men'' ''ComicBook/OmegaMen'' backup story "Vega: A Man's World" -- [[spoiler:the enormous grazing mollusks the all-male Culacoans "hunt" are actually stimulated to produce new males when prodded hard enough in a certain area, and split into two new females after seemingly dying. The difference in mating rituals is so vast that when Mopi tries to help a foreign anthropologist understand "gamugha", he innocently kills her with his spear.]]
24th Jun '16 8:27:30 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* Used as a twist ending in Alan Moore's ''ComicBook/Omega Men'' backup story "Vega: A Man's World" -- [[spoiler:the enormous grazing mollusks the all-male Culacoans "hunt" are actually stimulated to produce new males when prodded hard enough in a certain area, and split into two new females after seemingly dying. The difference in mating rituals is so vast that when Mopi tries to help a foreign anthropologist understand "gamugha", he innocently kills her with his spear.]]
24th Jun '16 10:06:45 AM Doug86
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[[quoteright:300:[[Comicbook/GreenLantern http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/same_species1.jpg]]]]

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* [[Comicbook/GreenLantern The Zamarons and The Guardians of the Universe]]. The [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/File:Zamarons_01.jpg Zamarons]] are the female member of the race, and they look like human women. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Guardians_by_Igle.jpg Guardians]] look like blue midget old men with white hair. They used to be identical, but the two races separated and continued to evolve ([[LamarckWasRight without reproducing…]]) into their present form. The Zamarons were later {{retcon}}ned to have always [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Zamaron.jpg been blue-skinned, black-eyed, hairless, and almost noseless]] (think tall, blue, female [[TheGreys Roswell Greys]]). And they are still almost three times the size of the Guardians, so the trope still applies, since the two are either the same species or offshoots of the same species, DependingOnTheWriter.

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* [[Comicbook/GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern The Zamarons and The Guardians of the Universe]]. The [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/File:Zamarons_01.jpg Zamarons]] are the female member of the race, and they look like human women. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Guardians_by_Igle.jpg Guardians]] look like blue midget old men with white hair. They used to be identical, but the two races separated and continued to evolve ([[LamarckWasRight without reproducing…]]) into their present form. The Zamarons were later {{retcon}}ned to have always [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Zamaron.jpg been blue-skinned, black-eyed, hairless, and almost noseless]] (think tall, blue, female [[TheGreys Roswell Greys]]). And they are still almost three times the size of the Guardians, so the trope still applies, since the two are either the same species or offshoots of the same species, DependingOnTheWriter.
21st Jun '16 8:27:53 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', in the episode "Her Parents" the parents of Lady Rainicorn visit Jake, and we discover that the male Rainicorns are far shorter than the female ones. Also that rainicorns eat human flesh.
** This turned out to not actually be true, since the longest of Jake and Lady's corndog pups was a male while the other four, three female and one other male, were quite short compared to their mother.
20th Jun '16 10:37:50 PM B150035
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* Downplayed example, in ''VideoGame/{{Granblue Fantasy}}'', Female and Male Draphs both share visually similar characteristics with their horns and pointed ears. But while average male Draphs are large, hulking brutes at around 220cm tall, physically larger than the rest of the other races; Female Draphs are positively ''[[http://i.imgur.com/2QgqZjU.jpg tiny]]'' in comparison, averaging at only 130cm, the only race shorter than them being the Dwarfish Harvins. But what makes them stand out compared to the other races is how the cup size of female Draphs ranges from ''[[{{MostCommonSuperpower}} G all the way to L]]'', shown [[http://i3.pixiv.net/img-original/img/2016/06/19/22/15/16/57474794_p0.jpg here]]. Many of the Female Draph characters are also [[{{BoobsOfSteel}} strong, physical fighters]].
20th Jun '16 11:15:50 AM Sharlee
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** Ostriches split the difference: both males and females spend time brooding the eggs, but because females do so in the daytime and males brood at night, the males have black feathers and the females have dusty-brown ones. Thus, each sex camouflages the nest during its babysitting shift.



** Ostriches split the difference: both males and females spend time brooding the eggs, but because females do so in the daytime and males brood at night, the males have black feathers and the females have dusty-brown ones. Thus, each sex camouflages the nest during its babysitting shift.
20th Jun '16 11:14:48 AM Sharlee
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** Ostriches split the difference: both males and females spend time brooding the eggs, but because females do so in the daytime and males brood at night, the males have black feathers and the females have dusty-brown ones. Thus, each sex camouflages the nest during its babysitting shift.
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