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20th Aug '16 7:10:17 PM Hanz
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' has the Gazorpians, of which the males are large, savage creatures who live on the surface of the planet while the female are more humanoid (save for the extra pair of arms), intelligent, empathetic and live in a StrawFeminist utopia underneath the surface. The races are created via breeding chambers in the form of sexbots that get sent up to the surface, which are eventually taken underground where the babies' genders and fates are determined, with boys being literally slingshotted out into the world.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' has the Gazorpians, of which the males are large, savage creatures who live on the surface of the planet while the female are more humanoid (save for the extra pair of arms), intelligent, empathetic and live in a StrawFeminist LadyLand utopia underneath the surface. The races are created via breeding chambers in the form of sexbots that get sent up to the surface, which are eventually taken underground where the babies' genders and fates are determined, with boys being literally slingshotted out into the world.surface.
17th Aug '16 2:46:14 PM TheSinful
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** In the Demon Hunter starting zone there's numerous spider demons. King Voras simply looks like a massive mutated spider, but his wife Queen Tyranna is a WingedHumanoid with a mild spider theme.
3rd Aug '16 12:14:42 PM Elider
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** 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.

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** 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 "species". Notably (and most people, obviously) Nidorino and Nidorina, but Tauros found his female counterpart in Miltank, also Volbeat 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.Illumise.



** Other examples: In the [[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.

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** Other examples: In the [[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.
1st Aug '16 7:15:42 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Anime/HaloLegends'' short ''The Duel'' depicts Sangheili/Elite females as looking significantly more humanoid than their male counterparts. However, WordOfGod is that this was pure artistic license by the animators; as detailed in later ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' media, Sangheili females canonically look almost exactly like the males.



* The female Covenent Elites from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', as seen in the Halo Legends animation anthology do not resemble their male counterparts much. Although they have the same coloring, they look considerably more humanoid.
** However that was deemed Noncanon; later female Elites just look like the males.
23rd Jul '16 3:05:51 AM kouta
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** Humans' sexual dimorphism isn't as great as that of our near relatives. Gorilla and orangutan males are enormous compared to the females, while male and female gibbons sport different colors of fur, plus an inflatable throat pouch for males of some species. It's even more extreme in the larger monkeys, such as baboons, mandrills, or proboscis monkeys.

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** Humans' sexual dimorphism isn't as great as that of our near relatives.relatives (men are usually about 5" taller 45lbs heavier than their sisters). Gorilla and orangutan males are enormous compared to the females, while male and female gibbons sport different colors of fur, plus an inflatable throat pouch for males of some species. It's even more extreme in the larger monkeys, such as baboons, mandrills, or proboscis monkeys.



*** We and gorillas both have a gestation period of about 8.5-9 months and we are both Hominids. A healthy human newborn will weigh roughly twice what a healthy newborn gorilla will and a human will be helpless for far longer. Because of this, human reproductive organs (both male and female) have to be larger.

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*** We and gorillas both have a gestation period of about 8.5-9 months and we are both Hominids. months. A healthy human newborn will weigh roughly twice what a healthy newborn gorilla will will. A newborn human's brain is also almost as large as what an adult gorilla has and a human baby will be helpless for far longer. Because of this, human reproductive organs (both male and female) have to be larger.
22nd Jul '16 1:06:32 AM PaulA
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* Weird exception: With all the StarfishAliens in [[WayneBarlowe Wayne D. Barlowe's]] ''Expedition'', it's interesting to note that this trope is hardly used ''at all''. Indeed, it's often hard to tell if the terms "male" and "female" even apply; many species are functionally hermaphroditic, and mating impregnates both individuals. The closest thing would be the female [[http://waynebarlowe.wordpress.com/artwork/expedition/ Sacback]], who lives her adult life buried underground as her male counterpart roams around finding food for her. Other creatures make up for it by having [[BizarreAlienBiology bizarre life-cycles]] (the Emperor Sea Strider, a giant ocean-going beast starts out as a tiny bug-like flyer, for example).

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* Weird exception: With all the StarfishAliens in [[WayneBarlowe Wayne D. Barlowe's]] ''Expedition'', Creator/WayneBarlowe's ''Literature/{{Expedition}}'', it's interesting to note that this trope is hardly used ''at all''. Indeed, it's often hard to tell if the terms "male" and "female" even apply; many species are functionally hermaphroditic, and mating impregnates both individuals. The closest thing would be the female [[http://waynebarlowe.wordpress.com/artwork/expedition/ Sacback]], who lives her adult life buried underground as her male counterpart roams around finding food for her. Other creatures make up for it by having [[BizarreAlienBiology bizarre life-cycles]] (the Emperor Sea Strider, a giant ocean-going beast starts out as a tiny bug-like flyer, for example).
21st Jul '16 8:33:08 PM JBsteeple
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** The small size of the Guardians compared to the Zamorians [[spoiler: and Krona]] was revealed to be caused by specific bandage wraps that the guardians used for restoration. Once [[spoiler: Krona]] used them, he looked just like the Guardians. [[spoiler: He also attempted to use them on Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner into guardians....somehow]]
18th Jul '16 10:25:03 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Many of the monster races in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' are like this, most notably the Naga. The males of several player races are any of a variety of hulking and exaggerated humanoid shapes, but the females are all some variation of CuteMonsterGirl. The most dramatic are probably the Drainei (where the males have facial tentacles and the females have horns) and the Pandarans (where the males are anthropomorphic giant pandas (bears) and the females are anthropomorphic red pandas (raccoons)).
14th Jul '16 7:34:56 PM TheCuza
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* Those huge, blind, [[MadeOfTitanium nigh-invulnerable]] Berserkers in ''GearsOfWar''? That's a female Locust Drone. The male drones could pass for humans in poor lighting conditions. It's also stated that Berserkers are tied down during sex so they don't beat the Drones to pulp during the Act. Oddly enough, their HiveQueen looks very human, but unreleased backstory (confirmed by Word Of God) reveals that she was a human, who was experimented on, so she could get into contact with the Locust. And we can clearly see how well that went, ''considering that she's the HiveQueen''.

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* Those huge, blind, [[MadeOfTitanium nigh-invulnerable]] Berserkers in ''GearsOfWar''? That's a female Locust Drone. The male drones could pass for humans Male Drones are human-sized, and even the giant DumbMuscle Boomers and the LargeAndInCharge General RAAM are dwarfed by the Berserkers. True to their name, they are constantly in poor lighting conditions. It's also stated an UnstoppableRage that Berserkers are tied makes them mow down during sex anything in their path: humans, architecture, and even other Locust, so they don't beat are usually kept chained up until released into the Drones to pulp during battlefield. Keeping them chained up is also [[DestructoNookie the Act.only way male Locust can successfully mate with them and reproduce]]. Oddly enough, their HiveQueen looks very human, but unreleased backstory (confirmed by Word Of God) reveals that she was a human, who was experimented on, so she could get into contact with the Locust. And we can clearly see how well that went, ''considering ''[[GoneHorriblyRight considering that she's the HiveQueen''.Queen]]''.
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]].
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