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25th Jun '17 11:02:26 AM nombretomado
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* "The People" in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' are a race of bipedal, sapient Spotted Hyenas. They most certainly share the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_Hyena#Reproduction_and_development real life sexual dimorphism of Spotted Hyenas]], and their culture revolves around it: the girls are LargeAndInCharge, but have horrific infant mortality rates. In particular, firstborn children are considered to "belong to the goddess" -- like actual hyenas, the first pregnancy is almost always fatal to the child. A firstborn who survives is seen as an omen and a lucky charm, a blessed person who was ''given back'' by their deity. The author, Ursula Vernon, based a huge amount of the work on the real-life characteristics of the anthropomorphized animals; while the mythology is taken from real world myths and legends. Definitely someone who [[ShownTheirWork did the research]], and did it well.* It helps to know that Ursula was an anthropology major in college and a post-grad student of Weird Knowledge in real life. For those who don't feel like checking TheOtherWiki, [[DontExplainTheJoke that means]] Blood [[LoveMakesYouCrazy Eye's]] ExoticEquipment looks ''almost exactly'' like [[TheWoobie Ed's]] with any size-difference being negligible.

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* "The People" in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' are a race of bipedal, sapient Spotted Hyenas. They most certainly share the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_Hyena#Reproduction_and_development real life sexual dimorphism of Spotted Hyenas]], and their culture revolves around it: the girls are LargeAndInCharge, but have horrific infant mortality rates. In particular, firstborn children are considered to "belong to the goddess" -- like actual hyenas, the first pregnancy is almost always fatal to the child. A firstborn who survives is seen as an omen and a lucky charm, a blessed person who was ''given back'' by their deity. The author, Ursula Vernon, based a huge amount of the work on the real-life characteristics of the anthropomorphized animals; while the mythology is taken from real world myths and legends. Definitely someone who [[ShownTheirWork did the research]], and did it well.* It helps to know that Ursula was an anthropology major in college and a post-grad student of Weird Knowledge in real life. For those who don't feel like checking TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, [[DontExplainTheJoke that means]] Blood [[LoveMakesYouCrazy Eye's]] ExoticEquipment looks ''almost exactly'' like [[TheWoobie Ed's]] with any size-difference being negligible.
24th Jun '17 4:56:00 AM Yuihime
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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 "blobby chicks you wouldn't fuck", therefore all humans must be perverts, therefore GuiltFreeExterminationWar.

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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 ''males'' look like "blobby chicks you wouldn't fuck", therefore all humans must be perverts, therefore GuiltFreeExterminationWar.GuiltFreeExterminationWar.
--->"Why do females of all species [[CuteMonsterGirl look the same]]? [[LampshadeHanging We don't know!]]"
16th Jun '17 10:13:20 AM BulletproofLlama
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** European adders are a rare example, with the males being silver grey with a black zigzag down their backs, while females are light brown with a brown zigzag. Occasionally, both sexes feature a melanistic black variation.


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** The same can also be said for the Chinese water deer.
11th Jun '17 11:20:05 AM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Godzilla Junior and Raiga are male and female of the same species. According to WordOfGod, while a lot of their differences are due to Junior being a nuclear mutation and Raiga being a genetically and magically altered, some of it is due to this trope. Males are dark gray colored while females are blue colored, and males have three sets of dorsal spines while females only have one. If they'd been altered the exact same way, Raiga would also be slightly larger than Junior is.
24th May '17 4:57:13 PM AthenaBlue
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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 ''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.



* Somewhat inverted in Donald Duck Comics. While in most real duck species, males have brighter colores feathers than females, nearly all of the ducks in the comics are white and gender differences are only visible in clothing and eyelashes.
* [[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.
** 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]]

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* Somewhat inverted in Donald Duck Comics. While in most real duck species, males have brighter colores feathers than females, nearly all of the ducks in the comics are white and gender differences are only visible in clothing and eyelashes.
* [[Franchise/GreenLantern
''Franchise/GreenLantern'': The Zamarons and The the Guardians of the Universe]].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.
** 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]]guardians... somehow.]]



* In the pre-Crisis version of the Vega system, one world's male inhabitants look very much like humans. The females look like giant snails. To quote the gamebook, "This seems to work for them."

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* Male Warlocks from ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' walk on a pair of goat-esque hooves, while females have centaur-like bodies.
* Used as a twist ending in Alan Moore's ''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.]]



* In the pre-Crisis version of the Vega system, one world's male inhabitants look very much like humans. The females look like giant snails. To quote the gamebook, "This seems to work for them."
* In Phil Foglio's ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'':
** Martian females are all gorgeous, buxom, four-armed women, and the males are tiny, squat, furry, mostly shapeless (and, incidentally, ''non-sapient'') hexapods with disproportionately large sex organs. This is then given an extra twist at the end of the story. After making "First Contact" with a human explorer, a giant [[HumongousMecha battlesuit]] bursts into the room- and the Martians assume that the giant robot must be a human female.
** Huldra (female [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]]), in the story ''A Beautiful Tale'', were [[SuperStrength scary-powerful]] {{Cute Monster Girl}}s with [[CuteLittleFangs cute little]] ''[[CuteLittleFangs shark teeth]]'' and long tufted prehensile tails. We never actually see a male troll... but a human character who [[TakeOurWordForIt has]] infers that humans must not look dimorphic at ''all'' to trolls. (She's wrong; the huldra is fully aware that she's female and ''still'' wants to marry her. [[GirlsLove With all that that implies]].)




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* Somewhat inverted in Donald Duck Comics. While in most real duck species, males have brighter colores feathers than females, nearly all of the ducks in the comics are white and gender differences are only visible in clothing and eyelashes.
* Male Warlocks from ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' walk on a pair of goat-esque hooves, while females have centaur-like bodies.
* Used as a twist ending in Alan Moore's ''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.]]
* In Phil Foglio's ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'':
** Martian females are all gorgeous, buxom, four-armed women, and the males are tiny, squat, furry, mostly shapeless (and, incidentally, ''non-sapient'') hexapods with disproportionately large sex organs. This is then given an extra twist at the end of the story. After making "First Contact" with a human explorer, a giant [[HumongousMecha battlesuit]] bursts into the room- and the Martians assume that the giant robot must be a human female.
** Huldra (female [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]]), in the story ''A Beautiful Tale'', were [[SuperStrength scary-powerful]] {{Cute Monster Girl}}s with [[CuteLittleFangs cute little]] ''[[CuteLittleFangs shark teeth]]'' and long tufted prehensile tails. We never actually see a male troll... but a human character who [[TakeOurWordForIt has]] infers that humans must not look dimorphic at ''all'' to trolls. (She's wrong; the huldra is fully aware that she's female and ''still'' wants to marry her. [[GirlsLove With all that that implies]].)



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* In ''Film/{{Logan}}'' Xavier posits that the arrangement of [[Comicbook/{{X 23}} Laura's]] claws are this, likening her to a lioness: The front claws are for hunting, the rear claws for defense. This doubles as a MythologyGag: As noted under Comic Books above, this was actually the intent of X-23 creators Chris Yost and Craig Kyle, and Xavier's lecture is drawn from their own remarks on the matter.



* In ''Film/{{Logan}}'' Xavier posits that the arrangement of [[Comicbook/{{X 23}} Laura's]] claws are this, likening her to a lioness: The front claws are for hunting, the rear claws for defense. This doubles as a MythologyGag: As noted under Comic Books above, this was actually the intent of X-23 creators Chris Yost and Craig Kyle, and Xavier's lecture is drawn from their own remarks on the matter.



* Some legends claim the male griffon had no wings (and was called an opinicus).

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* Some legends claim the male griffon griffin had no wings (and was called an opinicus).



* The Skaven of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' fantasy take this to extreme of the females being non-sapient and even more rat-like than the males -- "breeders", as they are called, basically look like Ogre-sized or larger female non-anthropomorphic rats, made even bigger by the fact they are swollen so huge with litters that they can't walk. The last Codex seemed to show that there are normal-sized sapient females.



* One of the first of the popular "Ecology of the ___" articles in ''Dragon'' applied this trope to the catoblepas, a long-necked buffalo-like monster ugly enough to kill anything that sees its face. An in-Verse naturalist revealed the solution to how such a deadly-to-approach creature could mate: the infamous quadruped is actually the ''female'' of the species, which grazes on water weeds in marshland. The male, a harmless bipedal grass-eater, spends most of the year on dry ground, but in breeding season he enters the marshes, locates a female by her scent, waits until she's dipped her lethally-hideous head underwater to graze, mates ''very quickly'' and then runs like hell. Offspring remain immune to the females' death attack just long enough to be weaned.

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* ** One of the first of the popular "Ecology of the ___" articles in ''Dragon'' ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' applied this trope to the catoblepas, a long-necked buffalo-like monster ugly enough to kill anything that sees its face. An in-Verse naturalist revealed the solution to how such a deadly-to-approach creature could mate: the infamous quadruped is actually the ''female'' of the species, which grazes on water weeds in marshland. The male, a harmless bipedal grass-eater, spends most of the year on dry ground, but in breeding season he enters the marshes, locates a female by her scent, waits until she's dipped her lethally-hideous head underwater to graze, mates ''very quickly'' and then runs like hell. Offspring remain immune to the females' death attack just long enough to be weaned.weaned.
* In ''TabletopGame/MyriadSong'' Rhax females look like roughly human sized spiders with two or four limbs adapted into arms, males look exactly like spiders that never get larger than a meter across and aren't sapient.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'':
** The lashunta. The women look like [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] with antennae; the men are squat and hairy. Their in-game stats actually reflect this. In a slight subversion, the brutish men are just as prenaturally intelligent as the females, though more prone to rash decisions.
** The abovementioned sphinxes also appear as well, with some minor tweaks; the gynosphinx produces offspring based on the emotional rapport she had with their sire. Encounters done for pure lustful pleasure produce crinosphinxes, ThePowerOfLove produces gynosphinxes and androsphinxes, and hatred or resentment produces hieracosphinxes -- which means they pretty much only occur as a ChildByRape. Unfortunately for gynosphinxes, they are naturally lusty, whilst androsphinxes are pretty apathetic towards sex, meaning that even if they do get an androsphinx to bed them, they're more likely to produce crinosphinxes than anything. Reading between the lines, the genuine affection and commitment that crinosphinxes show towards gynosphinxes means they are probably ''more'' likely to produce gynosphinx and androsphinx offspring, if the gynosphinx can get over her ego and learn to respect them back.
* In one of the many ''Franchise/StarTrek'' role-playing games, Orions are presented as having green-skinned females and gold-skinned males. No canon source bears this out. On the live-action shows, no males are seen until ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' and they're all green. Many of the ExpandedUniverse sources present Orions as having a range of skin colors, but pretty much universally present males and females as having the same range of colors, which generally doesn't include gold. The one time their men were shown on the show they were basically the extreme of human dimorphism, all being huge and heavily muscled males or smaller and lithe females.



* In one of the many ''Franchise/StarTrek'' role-playing games, Orions are presented as having green-skinned females and gold-skinned males. No canon source bears this out. On the live-action shows, no males are seen until ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' and they're all green. Many of the ExpandedUniverse sources present Orions as having a range of skin colors, but pretty much universally present males and females as having the same range of colors, which generally doesn't include gold. The one time their men were shown on the show they were basically the extreme of human dimorphism, all being huge and heavily muscled males or smaller and lithe females.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'':
** The lashunta. The women look like [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] with antennae; the men are squat and hairy. Their in-game stats actually reflect this. In a slight subversion, the brutish men are just as prenaturally intelligent as the females, though more prone to rash decisions.
** The abovementioned sphinxes also appear as well, with some minor tweaks; the gynosphinx produces offspring based on the emotional rapport she had with their sire. Encounters done for pure lustful pleasure produce crinosphinxes, ThePowerOfLove produces gynosphinxes and androsphinxes, and hatred or resentment produces hieracosphinxes -- which means they pretty much only occur as a ChildByRape. Unfortunately for gynosphinxes, they are naturally lusty, whilst androsphinxes are pretty apathetic towards sex, meaning that even if they do get an androsphinx to bed them, they're more likely to produce crinosphinxes than anything. Reading between the lines, the genuine affection and commitment that crinosphinxes show towards gynosphinxes means they are probably ''more'' likely to produce gynosphinx and androsphinx offspring, if the gynosphinx can get over her ego and learn to respect them back.
* In ''TabletopGame/MyriadSong'' Rhax females look like roughly human sized spiders with two or four limbs adapted into arms, males look exactly like spiders that never get larger than a meter across and aren't sapient.

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* In one The Skaven of the many ''Franchise/StarTrek'' role-playing games, Orions are presented as having green-skinned females and gold-skinned males. No canon source bears ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' fantasy take this out. On the live-action shows, no males are seen until ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' and they're all green. Many of the ExpandedUniverse sources present Orions as having a range of skin colors, but pretty much universally present males and females as having the same range of colors, which generally doesn't include gold. The one time their men were shown on the show they were basically the to extreme of human dimorphism, all the females being huge non-sapient and heavily muscled even more rat-like than the males or smaller and lithe females.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'':
** The lashunta. The women
-- "breeders", as they are called, basically look like [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] with antennae; Ogre-sized or larger female non-anthropomorphic rats, made even bigger by the men are squat and hairy. Their in-game stats actually reflect this. In a slight subversion, the brutish men are just as prenaturally intelligent as the females, though more prone to rash decisions.
** The abovementioned sphinxes also appear as well, with some minor tweaks; the gynosphinx produces offspring based on the emotional rapport she had with their sire. Encounters done for pure lustful pleasure produce crinosphinxes, ThePowerOfLove produces gynosphinxes and androsphinxes, and hatred or resentment produces hieracosphinxes -- which means they pretty much only occur as a ChildByRape. Unfortunately for gynosphinxes,
fact they are naturally lusty, whilst androsphinxes are pretty apathetic towards sex, meaning swollen so huge with litters that even if they do get an androsphinx can't walk. The last Codex seemed to bed them, they're more likely to produce crinosphinxes than anything. Reading between the lines, the genuine affection and commitment show that crinosphinxes show towards gynosphinxes means they there are probably ''more'' likely to produce gynosphinx and androsphinx offspring, if the gynosphinx can get over her ego and learn to respect them back.
* In ''TabletopGame/MyriadSong'' Rhax females look like roughly human sized spiders with two or four limbs adapted into arms, males look exactly like spiders that never get larger than a meter across and aren't sapient.
normal-sized sapient females.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** There are a number of species that are [[OneGenderRace gender-exclusive]] (Jynx, for example, is only female). But some of these Pokémon are considered the opposite sex of a different "species." Notably (and most obviously) Nidorino and Nidorina[[note]]The Nidoran lines' status as this is actually TheArtifact, as they were introduced before the formal introduction of sexes in the games, but it would have been too much of a hassle to renumber the National Dex to accommodate them[[/note]] but also Volbeat and Illumise.
** Tauros and Miltank, which provide the page image, were [[OneGenderRace different species]] on the 'Dex until ''Sun and Moon''[[note]]because Miltank can't produce Tauros eggs[[/note]] but for all intents and purposes are the male and female counterparts to each other. Tauros is a quadruped bull with multiple tails, while Miltank is a pink bipedal cow.
** 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/{{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 and Salandit can be both genders, but only females evolve into Vespiquen and Salazzle respectively, males do not evolve.
** Also some species have ACTUAL sexual dimorphism, as in visual differences in the same species based on gender, starting in the fourth generation games. Most of them are tiny differences (such as female Rattata having shorter whiskers) but a few species are very different. Hippopotas/Hippowdon are quite different in color. Male Unfezant have more colorful plumage than the brown-and-gray females, and a trailing red crest. [[PinkGirlBlueBoy Male Frillish are blue, females are pink]]... and when they evolve the male Jellicent gets a huge Pringles mustache while the female gets a [[PimpedOutDress fluffy collar]]. And then there's Meowstic, which takes it up another notch- the offense-oriented females and support-oriented males not only have different enough fur patterns to be two separate species, they also have different Hidden Abilities and learn different move sets. Another example is Pyroar, where the male sports a huge mane, while the female has a long, flowing mohawk.
** A particularly extreme example occurs with Solgaleo and Lunala. Although technically classified as [[NoBiologicalSex genderless]] as with most [[OlympusMons legendary Pokémon]], the two are identified as male and female versions of the same species respectively. The former resembles a giant lion, the latter a giant bat.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** There
[[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] in ''VideoGame/AllodsOnline'' are dimorphic enough to give [=WoW=]'s draenei and trolls a number of species that are [[OneGenderRace gender-exclusive]] (Jynx, run for example, is only female). But some of these Pokémon are considered the opposite sex of a different "species." Notably (and most obviously) Nidorino and Nidorina[[note]]The Nidoran lines' status as this is actually TheArtifact, as they were introduced before the formal introduction of sexes in the games, but it would have been too much of a hassle to renumber the National Dex to accommodate them[[/note]] but also Volbeat and Illumise.
** Tauros and Miltank, which provide the page image, were [[OneGenderRace different species]] on the 'Dex until ''Sun and Moon''[[note]]because Miltank can't produce Tauros eggs[[/note]] but for all intents and purposes are the male and female counterparts to each other. Tauros is a quadruped bull with multiple tails, while Miltank is a pink bipedal cow.
** 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/{{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 and Salandit can be both genders, but only females evolve into Vespiquen and Salazzle respectively,
their money. The males do not evolve.
** Also some species have ACTUAL sexual dimorphism, as in visual differences in
are hulking, hunched brutes with huge tusks; the same species based on gender, starting in the fourth generation games. Most of them are tiny differences (such as female Rattata having shorter whiskers) but a few species are very different. Hippopotas/Hippowdon are quite different in color. Male Unfezant have more colorful plumage than the brown-and-gray females, and a trailing red crest. [[PinkGirlBlueBoy Male Frillish are blue, females are pink]]... and when athletic-looking gray-skinned women with CuteLittleFangs.
* The Orfa, an alien race from ''VideoGame/{{Ascendancy}}'', have a staggering ''[[UpToEleven 17 distinct sexes]]''. The game theorizes that the only reason that
they evolve even evolved to sapience was the male Jellicent gets a huge Pringles mustache while extreme sexual competition that arose from their ridiculously complicated mating system.
* In ''Videogame/BreathOfFire'', males of
the female gets a [[PimpedOutDress fluffy collar]]. And then Blacksmith Clan are hulking minotaurlike oxmen. Females look like human women with horns.
* On the [[MultiUserDungeon MUD]] ''Dark & Shattered Lands'',
there's Meowstic, the Leonine race, which takes it up another notch- may just take the offense-oriented cake. The males are Wemics, basically centaurs with lions instead of horses. The females and support-oriented are Felars, pretty much just catgirls, which can have fur on as much as ninety or as little as ten percent of their bodies. Yes, the males not only have different enough fur patterns to be two separate species, they also have different Hidden Abilities are ''quadrupedal'' and learn different move sets. Another example is Pyroar, where the male sports females are ''bipedal.'' Cue a huge mane, while the female has a long, flowing mohawk.
** A particularly extreme example occurs with Solgaleo and Lunala. Although technically classified as [[NoBiologicalSex genderless]] as with most [[OlympusMons legendary Pokémon]], the two are identified as male and female versions
number of the same species respectively. The former resembles a giant lion, the latter a giant bat. off-color jokes...



* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea}}'', male were rabbits are basically anthropomorphic rabbits. The females (Usalia and her mother) look human [[LittleBitBeastly but with rabbit features]].
* Male Sadida from ''VideoGame/{{Dofus}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' have long green hair all over their face, whereas the women appear more normal. Much more blatant with male Sram from ''Dofus'', who look like skeletons, while the females look completely normal.
* The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games tend to make female apes look more anthropomorphic than the male characters, typically having human-like proportions, walking upright and wearing clothing (Dixie Kong is the exception, since she essentially looks like Diddy Kong with a wig).
* In ''VideoGame/Dota2'' there are two representatives of the Slithereen race, living underwater. The females look noticeably more humanoid, while the males have much more prevalent fish traits. Compare [[http://dota2.cyborgmatt.com/DotA2_6.73Slardar.jpg Slardar]] and [[http://www.gamersbook.com/repository/images/_variations/f/0/f06e18273b9c81eb04a176b14f9a721b_content_large.jpg Naga Siren.]] However, Slark, a bipedal fish-creature is also described as Slithereen- it's thought by some that Slithereen is an alliance rather than a race.



* Similar to ''Darkstakers'' above, the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games have both Succubi and Incubi as [[{{Mons}} recruitable demons]]. Succubi (and the related Lilim) resemble attractive women in skimpy clothes with wings; Incubi are small, hideous imps with [[GagPenis a large growth (even longer than their bodies!) coming from their crotch]].
* Every species in ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', except the Humans and the Liir (who are hermaphroditic), have some kind of this or another. The Hivers are BeePeople so this is to be expected (not to mention that workers and warriors are sexless to begin with); Zuul females are approximately three times the size of the males and animalistic while the males are weedy [[PsychicPowers psionic]] [[MindManipulation masterminds]] with a specialty in MindRape; Tarka males that become fertile (which only about one in a thousand do, and which can only be accomplished by eating unfertilized Tarka eggs) approximately double in size; and Morrigi females are basically dragons while the males are more akin to birds. This also receives a kind of reverse-lampshading in the fluff, where it's noted that due to the death of sexism in Human society and the ''lack'' of dimorphism between men and women, most other races actually have a hard time telling the difference, which can be quite comical. The Hivers are the exception -- they can detect airborne estrogen, so they can instantly pick out the females. Unfortunately for female Human spacers, Hiver battle strategy targets the females first.
* Comes into play in ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'' when you meet Milda who doesn't look any different from any of the other long-eared beastfolk of the game. Then you get your first glimpse of the males of her tribe when you meet her husband Darlin, who is... a large, robed, bipedal cow.

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* Similar to ''Darkstakers'' above, In the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games have both Succubi and Incubi as [[{{Mons}} recruitable demons]]. Succubi (and MMORPG ''VideoGame/DreamOfMirrorOnline'', the related Lilim) resemble attractive women in skimpy clothes with wings; Incubi are small, hideous imps with [[GagPenis a large growth (even longer than their bodies!) coming from their crotch]].
* Every species in ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', except the Humans and the Liir (who are hermaphroditic), have some kind of this or another. The Hivers are BeePeople so this is to be expected (not to mention that workers and warriors are sexless to begin with); Zuul
females are approximately three times the size of the males and animalistic Shura race are basically foxgirls, while the males are weedy [[PsychicPowers psionic]] [[MindManipulation masterminds]] massive walls of muscle with a specialty in MindRape; Tarka males that become fertile (which only about short, thick, hairless tails, and one in a thousand do, and which can only be accomplished by eating unfertilized Tarka eggs) approximately double in size; and Morrigi females are basically dragons while the males are more akin to birds. This also receives a kind of reverse-lampshading small horn in the fluff, where it's noted center of their foreheads.
* A long-forgotten piece of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore is
that due to the death of sexism in Human society and the ''lack'' of dimorphism between men and women, most other races actually [[OurElvesAreBetter Bosmer, or Wood Elves]], [[http://www.daryam.com/michael/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Bosmer.jpg have a hard time telling really gorgeous women and really, really ugly men]]. {{Justified|Trope}} by GlamourFailure on the difference, which can be quite comical. The Hivers are the exception -- they can detect airborne estrogen, so they can instantly pick out the females. Unfortunately for female Human spacers, Hiver battle strategy targets the females first.
men's part. This was discarded by ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''.
* Comes into play Mother Deathclaws in ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'' when you meet Milda who doesn't ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' look any noticeably different from any their male counterparts, having blue skin, a broader neck, swept back horns, and a more erect stature. However, in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'' and ''2'', they were identical to the males.
* The Au Ra introduced in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'''s first expansion, ''Heavensward'', are a race
of {{Draconic Humanoid}}s and a somewhat downplayed example of this (But still noted as being unusual due to lack of significant dimorphism among the other long-eared beastfolk of the game. Then you get your first glimpse of the playable races). The males reach heights of her tribe when you meet her husband Darlin, who is... over seven feet tall, have very sharp features, scales all over their body, gigantic horns where their ears should be, longer tails and very aggressive body language. By contrast, the females barely reach five feet tall, have slender, dainty builds and soft faces with a large, robed, bipedal cow.difference in the number and placement of scale patches, smoother horns that curve back away from their head, shorter tails, and a much softer body language.



* On the [[MultiUserDungeon MUD]] ''Dark & Shattered Lands'', there's the Leonine race, which may just take the cake. The males are Wemics, basically centaurs with lions instead of horses. The females are Felars, pretty much just catgirls, which can have fur on as much as ninety or as little as ten percent of their bodies. Yes, the males are ''quadrupedal'' and the females are ''bipedal.'' Cue a huge number of off-color jokes...
* Male Sadida from ''VideoGame/{{Dofus}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' have long green hair all over their face, whereas the women appear more normal. Much more blatant with male Sram from ''Dofus'', who look like skeletons, while the females look completely normal.
* The Orfa, an alien race from ''VideoGame/{{Ascendancy}}'', have a staggering ''[[UpToEleven 17 distinct sexes]]''. The game theorizes that the only reason that they even evolved to sapience was the extreme sexual competition that arose from their ridiculously complicated mating system.
* Subverted in the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series with the mermaids and mermen. Mermaids are fairly exotic and beautiful as a sailor might expect, but there's a problem-- telling them apart from the ''mermen'' can be quite difficult for outsiders. All merfolk look pretty much the same and there's no external dimorphism between sexes, so if a Human man mistakes a Merman for a Mermaid, you can expect a [[{{Squick}} squicky]] situation.
* [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] in ''VideoGame/AllodsOnline'' are dimorphic enough to give [=WoW=]'s draenei and trolls a run for their money. The males are hulking, hunched brutes with huge tusks; the females are athletic-looking gray-skinned women with CuteLittleFangs.
* ''VideoGame/Lineage2'' has male dwarves looking like old bearded men, albeit quite short -- they are dwarves after all, while females are quintessential loli girls.

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* On the [[MultiUserDungeon MUD]] ''Dark & Shattered Lands'', there's the Leonine race, which may just take the cake. The males are Wemics, basically centaurs Downplayed example, in ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'', Female and Male Draphs both share visually similar characteristics with lions instead of horses. The females are Felars, pretty much just catgirls, which can have fur on as much as ninety or as little as ten percent of their bodies. Yes, 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 ''[[WorldOfBuxom G all the way to L]]'', shown [[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]].
* Comes into play in ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'' when you meet Milda who doesn't look any different from any of the other long-eared beastfolk of the game. Then you get your first glimpse of
the males are ''quadrupedal'' and the females are ''bipedal.'' Cue a huge number of off-color jokes...
her tribe when you meet her husband Darlin, who is... a large, robed, bipedal cow.
* Male Sadida from ''VideoGame/{{Dofus}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' have long green hair all over their face, whereas the women appear more normal. Much more blatant Mostly averted in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', but played straight with male Sram from ''Dofus'', who look like skeletons, the Norn. Males are hulking brutes with shoulders that would put ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' to shame, while the females look completely normal.
like tall humans.
* The Orfa, an alien race from ''VideoGame/{{Ascendancy}}'', have a staggering ''[[UpToEleven 17 distinct sexes]]''. The game theorizes that the only reason that they even evolved to sapience was the extreme sexual competition that arose from their ridiculously complicated mating system.
* Subverted in the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series with the mermaids and mermen. Mermaids are fairly exotic and beautiful as a sailor might expect, but there's a problem-- telling them apart from the ''mermen'' can be quite difficult for outsiders. All merfolk look pretty much the same and there's no external dimorphism between sexes, so if a Human man mistakes a Merman for a Mermaid, you can expect a [[{{Squick}} squicky]] situation.
* [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] in ''VideoGame/AllodsOnline'' are dimorphic enough to give [=WoW=]'s draenei and trolls a run for their money. The males are hulking, hunched brutes with huge tusks; the
In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' Yordle females are athletic-looking gray-skinned look like tiny, pointy-eared, blue-skinned women with CuteLittleFangs.
white hair -- quite squat and with rather wide faces (depending on the artist) but basically humanoid. Yordle ''males'' on the other hand vary from looking like short gnome-like fellows with massive facial hair (but not blue skin) to resembling bipedal ''hamsters'' -- either way they look nothing like the females. Compare [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_L78zEKWCMII/TGo-To68QzI/AAAAAAAAAsg/UxxmussJF3E/s1600/Tristana_Splash_0.jpg Tristana]] with [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dJIqB1T9kgo/TZjM04bFPMI/AAAAAAAAAQY/cst6O1xHjwM/s1600/Teemo_Splash_.jpg Teemo.]] This largely stems from them originally being two separate races (Yordles and Meglings) who were [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] into one.
* ''VideoGame/Lineage2'' has male dwarves looking like old bearded men, albeit quite short -- they are dwarves after all, while females are quintessential loli girls.



* Subverted in the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series with the mermaids and mermen. Mermaids are fairly exotic and beautiful as a sailor might expect, but there's a problem -- telling them apart from the ''mermen'' can be quite difficult for outsiders. All merfolk look pretty much the same and there's no external dimorphism between sexes, so if a Human man mistakes a Merman for a Mermaid, you can expect a [[{{Squick}} squicky]] situation.
* In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', the android race known as Casts display this trait when playing the Ranger class. Male Ranger Androids, [=RAcasts=], resemble human-sized typical [[HumongousMecha mecha]] designs with bulky bodies and stylized mechanical faces - if they can even be called faces. The female variant, [=RAcaseals=], look like [[RobotGirl cute robot girls]] with slim proportions as default. The male and female Hunter Androids though, [=HUcasts=] and [=HUcaseals=], avert this however, with both looking very humanoid in design. Future games in the series give many more options to make completely humanoid android characters of both male and female variety, as well as less humanoid females, though there is still an imbalance in which there are more mecha-style male options than there are female, and the default models used for promotional materials and when starting character creation still follow the same male/female styles as PSO's.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** There are a number of species that are [[OneGenderRace gender-exclusive]] (Jynx, for example, is only female). But some of these Pokémon are considered the opposite sex of a different "species." Notably (and most obviously) Nidorino and Nidorina[[note]]The Nidoran lines' status as this is actually TheArtifact, as they were introduced before the formal introduction of sexes in the games, but it would have been too much of a hassle to renumber the National Dex to accommodate them[[/note]] but also Volbeat and Illumise.
** Tauros and Miltank, which provide the page image, were [[OneGenderRace different species]] on the 'Dex until ''Sun and Moon''[[note]]because Miltank can't produce Tauros eggs[[/note]] but for all intents and purposes are the male and female counterparts to each other. Tauros is a quadruped bull with multiple tails, while Miltank is a pink bipedal cow.
** 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/{{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 and Salandit can be both genders, but only females evolve into Vespiquen and Salazzle respectively, males do not evolve.
** Also some species have ACTUAL sexual dimorphism, as in visual differences in the same species based on gender, starting in the fourth generation games. Most of them are tiny differences (such as female Rattata having shorter whiskers) but a few species are very different. Hippopotas/Hippowdon are quite different in color. Male Unfezant have more colorful plumage than the brown-and-gray females, and a trailing red crest. [[PinkGirlBlueBoy Male Frillish are blue, females are pink]]... and when they evolve the male Jellicent gets a huge Pringles mustache while the female gets a [[PimpedOutDress fluffy collar]]. And then there's Meowstic, which takes it up another notch- the offense-oriented females and support-oriented males not only have different enough fur patterns to be two separate species, they also have different Hidden Abilities and learn different move sets. Another example is Pyroar, where the male sports a huge mane, while the female has a long, flowing mohawk.
** A particularly extreme example occurs with Solgaleo and Lunala. Although technically classified as [[NoBiologicalSex genderless]] as with most [[OlympusMons legendary Pokémon]], the two are identified as male and female versions of the same species respectively. The former resembles a giant lion, the latter a giant bat.
* In ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', [[FlipFlopOfGod it's eventually established that Angela Cross is a Lombax]], and it's implied that her lack of a tail is due to the fact that she's a female.



* In ''Videogame/BreathOfFire'', males of the Blacksmith Clan are hulking minotaurlike oxmen. Females look like human women with horns.
* In the MMORPG ''VideoGame/DreamOfMirrorOnline'', the females of the Shura race are basically foxgirls, while the males are massive walls of muscle with short, thick, hairless tails, and one small horn in the center of their foreheads.
* Mostly averted in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', but played straight with the Norn. Males are hulking brutes with shoulders that would put ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' to shame, while females look like tall humans.
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' Yordle females look like tiny, pointy-eared, blue-skinned women with white hair -- quite squat and with rather wide faces (depending on the artist) but basically humanoid. Yordle ''males'' on the other hand vary from looking like short gnome-like fellows with massive facial hair (but not blue skin) to resembling bipedal ''hamsters'' -- either way they look nothing like the females. Compare [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_L78zEKWCMII/TGo-To68QzI/AAAAAAAAAsg/UxxmussJF3E/s1600/Tristana_Splash_0.jpg Tristana]] with [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dJIqB1T9kgo/TZjM04bFPMI/AAAAAAAAAQY/cst6O1xHjwM/s1600/Teemo_Splash_.jpg Teemo.]] This largely stems from them originally being two separate races (Yordles and Meglings) who were [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] into one.

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* In ''Videogame/BreathOfFire'', males of Similar to ''Darkstalkers'' above, the Blacksmith Clan ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games have both Succubi and Incubi as [[{{Mons}} recruitable demons]]. Succubi (and the related Lilim) resemble attractive women in skimpy clothes with wings; Incubi are hulking minotaurlike oxmen. Females small, hideous imps with [[GagPenis a large growth (even longer than their bodies!) coming from their crotch]].
* The Octarians in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''
look like human women with horns.
* In the MMORPG ''VideoGame/DreamOfMirrorOnline'', the females of the Shura race are basically foxgirls, while the
anthropomorphic octopus tentacles, and generally males are massive walls of muscle with short, thick, hairless tails, and one small horn in the center of their foreheads.
* Mostly averted in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', but played straight with the Norn. Males are hulking brutes with shoulders that would put ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' to shame, while
females look like tall humans.
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' Yordle females
no different from 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 like tiny, pointy-eared, blue-skinned women with white hair -- quite squat and with rather wide faces (depending on the artist) but basically humanoid. Yordle ''males'' on the other hand vary not too different from looking like short gnome-like fellows with massive facial hair (but not blue skin) to resembling bipedal ''hamsters'' -- either way they look nothing like the females. Compare [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_L78zEKWCMII/TGo-To68QzI/AAAAAAAAAsg/UxxmussJF3E/s1600/Tristana_Splash_0.jpg Tristana]] with [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dJIqB1T9kgo/TZjM04bFPMI/AAAAAAAAAQY/cst6O1xHjwM/s1600/Teemo_Splash_.jpg Teemo.]] This largely stems from them originally being two separate races (Yordles and Meglings) who were [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] into one.each other.



* In ''VideoGame/Dota2'' there are two representatives of the Slithereen race, living underwater. The females look noticeably more humanoid, while the males have much more prevalent fish traits. Compare [[http://dota2.cyborgmatt.com/DotA2_6.73Slardar.jpg Slardar]] and [[http://www.gamersbook.com/repository/images/_variations/f/0/f06e18273b9c81eb04a176b14f9a721b_content_large.jpg Naga Siren.]] However, Slark, a bipedal fish-creature is also described as Slithereen- it's thought by some that Slithereen is an alliance rather than a race.
* Mother Deathclaws in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' look noticeably different from their male counterparts, having blue skin, a broader neck, swept back horns, and a more erect stature. However, in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'' and ''2'', they were identical to the males.
* In ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', [[FlipFlopOfGod it's eventually established that Angela Cross is a Lombax]], and it's implied that her lack of a tail is due to the fact that she's a female.
* The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games tend to make female apes look more anthropmorphic than the male characters, typically having human-like proportions, walking upright and wearing clothing (Dixie Kong is the exception, since she essentially looks like Diddy Kong with a wig).
* A long-forgotten piece of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore is that [[OurElvesAreBetter Bosmer, or Wood Elves]], [[http://www.daryam.com/michael/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Bosmer.jpg have really gorgeous women and really, really ugly men]]. {{Justified|Trope}} by GlamourFailure on the men's part. This was discarded by ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''.



* In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', the android race known as Casts display this trait when playing the Ranger class. Male Ranger Androids, [=RAcasts=], resemble human-sized typical [[HumongousMecha mecha]] designs with bulky bodies and stylized mechanical faces - if they can even be called faces. The female variant, [=RAcaseals=], look like [[RobotGirl cute robot girls]] with slim proportions as default. The male and female Hunter Androids though, [=HUcasts=] and [=HUcaseals=], avert this however, with both looking very humanoid in design. Future games in the series give many more options to make completely humanoid android characters of both male and female variety, as well as less humanoid females, though there is still an imbalance in which there are more mecha-style male options than there are female, and the default models used for promotional materials and when starting character creation still follow the same male/female styles as PSO's.
* The Au Ra introduced in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'''s first expansion, ''Heavensward'', are a race of {{Draconic Humanoid}}s and a somewhat downplayed example of this (But still noted as being unusual due to lack of significant dimorphism among the other playable races). The males reach heights of over seven feet tall, have very sharp features, scales all over their body, gigantic horns where their ears should be, longer tails and very aggressive body language. By contrast, the females barely reach five feet tall, have slender, dainty builds and soft faces with a difference in the number and placement of scale patches, smoother horns that curve back away from their head, shorter tails, and a much softer body language.
* The Octarians in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' look like anthropomorphic octopus tentacles, and generally males and females look no different from 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 each other.
* Downplayed example, in ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'', 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 ''[[WorldOfBuxom G all the way to L]]'', shown [[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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* In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', Every species in ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', except the android race known as Casts display Humans and the Liir (who are hermaphroditic), have some kind of this trait when playing or another. The Hivers are BeePeople so this is to be expected (not to mention that workers and warriors are sexless to begin with); Zuul females are approximately three times the Ranger class. Male Ranger Androids, [=RAcasts=], resemble human-sized typical [[HumongousMecha mecha]] designs size of the males and animalistic while the males are weedy [[PsychicPowers psionic]] [[MindManipulation masterminds]] with bulky bodies a specialty in MindRape; Tarka males that become fertile (which only about one in a thousand do, and stylized mechanical faces - if they can even be called faces. The female variant, [=RAcaseals=], look like [[RobotGirl cute robot girls]] with slim proportions as default. The male and female Hunter Androids though, [=HUcasts=] and [=HUcaseals=], avert this however, with both looking very humanoid in design. Future games in the series give many more options to make completely humanoid android characters of both male and female variety, as well as less humanoid females, though there is still an imbalance in which there can only be accomplished by eating unfertilized Tarka eggs) approximately double in size; and Morrigi females are basically dragons while the males are more mecha-style male options than there are female, akin to birds. This also receives a kind of reverse-lampshading in the fluff, where it's noted that due to the death of sexism in Human society and the default models used for promotional materials and when starting character creation still follow the same male/female styles as PSO's.
* The Au Ra introduced in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'''s first expansion, ''Heavensward'', are a race
''lack'' of {{Draconic Humanoid}}s and a somewhat downplayed example of this (But still noted as being unusual due to lack of significant dimorphism among the between men and women, most other playable races). The males reach heights of over seven feet tall, races actually have very sharp features, scales all over their body, gigantic horns where their ears should be, longer tails and very aggressive body language. By contrast, a hard time telling the difference, which can be quite comical. The Hivers are the exception -- they can detect airborne estrogen, so they can instantly pick out the females. Unfortunately for female Human spacers, Hiver battle strategy targets the females barely reach five feet tall, have slender, dainty builds and soft faces with a difference in the number and placement of scale patches, smoother horns that curve back away from their head, shorter tails, and a much softer body language.
first.
* The Octarians Draken in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' look like anthropomorphic octopus tentacles, and generally males and ''VideoGame/WildStar'' have females who look no different from 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 each other.
* Downplayed example, in ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'', 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
mostly humanoid, compared to the other races is how the cup size of female Draphs ranges from ''[[WorldOfBuxom G all the way to L]]'', shown [[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]]. hunched over and far more bestial males.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea}}'', male were rabbits are basically anthropomorphic rabbits. The females (Usalia and her mother) look human [[LittleBitBeastly but with rabbit features]].
* The Draken in ''VideoGame/WildStar'' have females who look mostly humanoid, compared to the hunched over and far more bestial males.



* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', in the [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/080813 Years of Yarncraft MMO arc]].

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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', in the [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/080813 Years of Yarncraft MMO arc]].In ''Webcomic/AliceGrove'', Ardent is a blue boy with blue hair, pointy ears and a tail. His sister looks like a normal woman.



* The Dugong Whale from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', where the males look like [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/08/26/t/read4e56f13ed7b8c/tC_Tog_60_04.jpg cute dolphin-seals]] and the female... well... looks [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/12/17/t/read4eec1f9e9bb4d/img000007.jpg like]] [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/11/30/t/read4ed64ef06e6a9/img000021.jpg this]].



* The mermaids in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' are beautiful women with fish tails while the mermen are giant {{fish people}}.



* In ''Webcomic/DraconiaChronicles'' while the Dragons and Tigers females that are most prominently featured are anthropomorphic, the males of their respective races are actual full feral formed [[http://draconia.katbox.net/comic/comic-33/ Dragons]] and [[http://draconia.katbox.net/comic/comic-101/ Tigers]].



* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' one character is a [[http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1388 barn-sized]] GiantEnemyCrab while her mate is the size of a [[http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=907 large-ish blue lobster]]. He's also capable of human speech, while she must tap out her side of conversations on a keyboard next to her pool. Between themselves they [[http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=946 speak telepathically]].



* In ''Webcomic/DraconiaChronicles'' while the Dragons and Tigers females that are most prominently featured are anthropomorphic, the males of their respective races are actual full feral formed [[http://draconia.katbox.net/comic/comic-33/ Dragons]] and [[http://draconia.katbox.net/comic/comic-101/ Tigers]]
* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' one character is a [[http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1388 barn-sized]] GiantEnemyCrab while her mate is the size of a [[http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=907 large-ish blue lobster]]. He's also capable of human speech, while she must tap out her side of conversations on a keyboard next to her pool. Between themselves they [[http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=946 speak telepathically]].
* In ''Webcomic/AliceGrove'', Ardent is a blue boy with blue hair, pointy ears and a tail. His sister looks like a normal woman.
* ''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.
* The mermaids in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' are beautiful women with fish tails while the mermen are giant [[FishPeople fish people]].

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* In ''Webcomic/DraconiaChronicles'' while {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', in the Dragons and Tigers females that are most prominently featured are anthropomorphic, the males [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/080813 Years of their respective races are actual full feral formed [[http://draconia.katbox.net/comic/comic-33/ Dragons]] and [[http://draconia.katbox.net/comic/comic-101/ Tigers]]
* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' one character is a [[http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1388 barn-sized]] GiantEnemyCrab while her mate is the size of a [[http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=907 large-ish blue lobster]]. He's also capable of human speech, while she must tap out her side of conversations on a keyboard next to her pool. Between themselves they [[http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=946 speak telepathically]].
* In ''Webcomic/AliceGrove'', Ardent is a blue boy with blue hair, pointy ears and a tail. His sister looks like a normal woman.
Yarncraft MMO arc]].
* ''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.
* The mermaids in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' are beautiful women with fish tails while Dugong Whale from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', where the mermen are giant [[FishPeople fish people]].males look like [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/08/26/t/read4e56f13ed7b8c/tC_Tog_60_04.jpg cute dolphin-seals]] and the female... well... looks [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/12/17/t/read4eec1f9e9bb4d/img000007.jpg like]] [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/11/30/t/read4ed64ef06e6a9/img000021.jpg this]].


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** Tauros and Miltank, which provide the page image, are [[OneGenderRace different species]] on the 'Dex until ''Sun and Moon'' but for all intents and purposes are the male and female counterparts to each other. They're based on a bull and cow, respectively.

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** Tauros and Miltank, which provide the page image, are were [[OneGenderRace different species]] on the 'Dex until ''Sun and Moon'' Moon''[[note]]because Miltank can't produce Tauros eggs[[/note]] but for all intents and purposes are the male and female counterparts to each other. They're based on Tauros is a quadruped bull and cow, respectively.with multiple tails, while Miltank is a pink bipedal cow.
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** There are a number of species that are [[OneGenderRace gender-exclusive]] (Jynx, for example, is only female). But some of these Pokémon are considered the opposite sex of a different "species." Notably (and most obviously) Nidorino and Nidorina, but also Volbeat and Illumise.

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** There are a number of species that are [[OneGenderRace gender-exclusive]] (Jynx, for example, is only female). But some of these Pokémon are considered the opposite sex of a different "species." Notably (and most obviously) Nidorino and Nidorina, Nidorina[[note]]The Nidoran lines' status as this is actually TheArtifact, as they were introduced before the formal introduction of sexes in the games, but it would have been too much of a hassle to renumber the National Dex to accommodate them[[/note]] but also Volbeat and Illumise.Illumise.
** Tauros and Miltank, which provide the page image, are [[OneGenderRace different species]] on the 'Dex until ''Sun and Moon'' but for all intents and purposes are the male and female counterparts to each other. They're based on a bull and cow, respectively.
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* ''ComicBook/RomSpaceKnight's'' enemies the Dire Wraiths come in two flavors: the technology-using males, who look like ugly, fanged, gangly-limbed Pillsbury Doughboys; and the sorcery-using females, who are pure {{Starfish Alien}}s.
** The Dire Wraiths are eventually revealed to be offshoots of the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Skrulls]]. For a race of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifters]], appearance isn't that important.

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* ''ComicBook/RomSpaceKnight's'' enemies the Dire Wraiths come in two flavors: the technology-using males, who look like ugly, fanged, gangly-limbed Pillsbury Doughboys; and the sorcery-using females, who are pure {{Starfish Alien}}s.
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Alien}}s. The Dire Wraiths are eventually revealed to be offshoots of the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Skrulls]]. For a race of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifters]], appearance isn't that important.



* In Phil Foglio's ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'', Martian females are all gorgeous, buxom, four-armed women, and the males are tiny, squat, furry, mostly shapeless (and, incidentally, ''non-sapient'') hexapods with disproportionately large sex organs.
** This is then given an extra twist at the end of the story. After making "First Contact" with a human explorer, a giant [[HumongousMecha battlesuit]] bursts into the room- and the Martians assume that the giant robot must be a human female.

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* In Phil Foglio's ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'', ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'':
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Martian females are all gorgeous, buxom, four-armed women, and the males are tiny, squat, furry, mostly shapeless (and, incidentally, ''non-sapient'') hexapods with disproportionately large sex organs.
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organs. This is then given an extra twist at the end of the story. After making "First Contact" with a human explorer, a giant [[HumongousMecha battlesuit]] bursts into the room- and the Martians assume that the giant robot must be a human female.



* According to WordOfGod this was intended with Comicbook/{{X 23}}'s claw arrangement. The foot claws were to be the result of how gender affects a mutant with the Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}-style mutation of [[WolverineClaws bone claws]] and HealingFactor, with the claws in her hands for hunting prey, and her foot claws for self-defense.

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* According to WordOfGod this was intended with Comicbook/{{X 23}}'s claw arrangement. The foot claws were to be the result of how gender affects a mutant with the Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}-style ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}-style mutation of [[WolverineClaws bone claws]] and HealingFactor, with the claws in her hands for hunting prey, and her foot claws for self-defense.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4267279/1/Hero-High-Sphinx-Academy Hero High Sphinx Academy]]'', Alex reveals that [[spoiler: Nicole is actually a hybrid of a rare alien that has the ability to heal virtually any injury and her skills can be used to save Ren]]. Ben then calls Alex out on this because he states he could have just turned into said alien and avoided all of this. Alex reveals that this ability is only found in the females of their species, whereas Ben can only turn into the males of that species.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4267279/1/Hero-High-Sphinx-Academy Hero High Sphinx Academy]]'', Alex reveals that [[spoiler: Nicole [[spoiler:Nicole is actually a hybrid of a rare alien that has the ability to heal virtually any injury and her skills can be used to save Ren]]. Ben then calls Alex out on this because he states he could have just turned into said alien and avoided all of this. Alex reveals that this ability is only found in the females of their species, whereas Ben can only turn into the males of that species.



-->'''M'gann''': It's okay for [[DoubleStandard guys to look like ogres but girls need to look like girls.]]

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* In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' the dog-man alien scientist Doppler winds up a couple with the cat-woman captain Amelia. Fair enough, just one of those soft sci-fi things. However, their children turn up in the epilogue--a litter of kitten-girls and puppy-boys. This could, of course, be GenderEqualsBreed, but this trope is also a possible explanation.

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* In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' the dog-man alien scientist Doppler winds up a couple with the cat-woman captain Amelia. Fair enough, just one of those soft sci-fi things. However, their children turn up in the epilogue--a epilogue -- a litter of kitten-girls and puppy-boys. This could, of course, be GenderEqualsBreed, but this trope is also a possible explanation.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** The Devaronians. The males look like devils, hairless, with pointed teeth and large triangular horns. The females have hair, and dark circles where the males have horns. Culturally, both are also distinct: males, while devoted to their families, are often struck by wanderlust and wander the galaxy. Females tend to stay on Devaron and are highly industrious and politically minded. In ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Legends]]'' canon, they were also this trope, but in a different way.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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''Franchise/StarWars'': The Devaronians. The males look like devils, hairless, with pointed teeth and large triangular horns. The females have hair, and dark circles where the males have horns. Culturally, both are also distinct: males, while devoted to their families, are often struck by wanderlust and wander the galaxy. Females tend to stay on Devaron and are highly industrious and politically minded. In ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Legends]]'' canon, they were also this trope, but in a different way.



** The piggies' life cycle and reproduction is strange enough that it really deserves to be explained in full detail (though put in spoilers). [[spoiler:Both sexes start out small and grublike, but the dimorphism starts quickly. The males develop into the pig-like form that the humans in the story first assume were the only form, but will develop into enormous trees upon death and retain their sentience upon ''being ritually vivisected''.\\
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** The piggies' life cycle and reproduction is strange enough that it really deserves to be explained in full detail (though put in spoilers). [[spoiler:Both sexes start out small and grublike, but the dimorphism starts quickly. The males develop into the pig-like form that the humans in the story first assume were the only form, but will develop into enormous trees upon death and retain their sentience upon ''being ritually vivisected''.\\
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* According to some traditions, the male equivalent of a mermaid is a "merrow." Merrows are hideous but friendly to humans, as long as said humans don't try to steal their wives. Of course, mermaids are hot, so [[BoldlyComing humans try to steal their wives a lot, actually,]] thus incurring the merrows' wrath.
** In fact, lots of stories feature fugly (or at least HollywoodHomely) mermen and [[TheBeautifulElite drop-dead gorgeous]] mermaids, probably because MostWritersAreMale. There are always exceptions, such as mermen of Scandinavian folklore (who tend to be {{Bishounen}} as a rule), and mermen featured in more modern works (especially those penned by and for women).

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* According to some traditions, the male equivalent of a mermaid is a "merrow." "merrow". Merrows are hideous but friendly to humans, as long as said humans don't try to steal their wives. Of course, mermaids are hot, so [[BoldlyComing humans try to steal their wives a lot, actually,]] thus incurring the merrows' wrath.
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wrath. In fact, lots of stories feature fugly (or at least HollywoodHomely) mermen and [[TheBeautifulElite drop-dead gorgeous]] mermaids, probably because MostWritersAreMale. There are always exceptions, such as mermen of Scandinavian folklore (who tend to be {{Bishounen}} as a rule), and mermen featured in more modern works (especially those penned by and for women).



* The Skaven of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' fantasy take this to extreme of the females being non-sapient and even more rat-like than the males--"breeders", as they are called, basically look like Ogre-sized or larger female non-anthropomorphic rats, made even bigger by the fact they are swollen so huge with litters that they can't walk. The last Codex seemed to show that there are normal-sized sapient females.

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* The Skaven of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' fantasy take this to extreme of the females being non-sapient and even more rat-like than the males--"breeders", males -- "breeders", as they are called, basically look like Ogre-sized or larger female non-anthropomorphic rats, made even bigger by the fact they are swollen so huge with litters that they can't walk. The last Codex seemed to show that there are normal-sized sapient females.



** Let's talk about [[RiddlingSphinx sphinxes]] shall we? There are technically four sexes: Androsphinxes (male human head) Gynosphinxes (female human head) Criosphinxes (ram's head) and hieracosphinxes (hawk's head) of respectively LawfulGood, TrueNeutral, ChaoticNeutral and ChaoticEvil alignment. Gynosphinxes are AlwaysFemale, the others are AlwaysMale. A gynosphinx mating with a hieraco- or criosphinx always produces hieraco- or criosphinxes as offspring, while if mating with an androsphinx they produce twins, one of which is a gynosphinx and the other an androsphinx. This means that, for obvious reasons, gynosphinxes don't like mating with crio- or hieracosphinxes much, which means that the other two reproduce pretty much entirely through ''rape''. Androsphinxes on the other hand don't like mating much at all, and it is noted that gynosphinxes will pay adventurers handsomely for the location of an androsphinx. In other words, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' monsters are screwed up -- and very likely going extinct, if gynosphinxes aren't having enough daughters to replace themselves each generation.

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** Let's talk about [[RiddlingSphinx sphinxes]] shall we? There are technically four sexes: Androsphinxes (male human head) Gynosphinxes (female human head) Criosphinxes (ram's head) and hieracosphinxes (hawk's head) of respectively LawfulGood, TrueNeutral, ChaoticNeutral and ChaoticEvil alignment. Gynosphinxes are AlwaysFemale, the others are AlwaysMale. A gynosphinx mating with a hieraco- or criosphinx always produces hieraco- or criosphinxes as offspring, while if mating with an androsphinx they produce twins, one of which is a gynosphinx and the other an androsphinx. This means that, for obvious reasons, gynosphinxes don't like mating with crio- or hieracosphinxes much, which means that the other two reproduce pretty much entirely through ''rape''. Androsphinxes on the other hand don't like mating much at all, and it is noted that gynosphinxes will pay adventurers handsomely for the location of an androsphinx. In other words, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''Dungeons & Dragons'' monsters are screwed up -- and very likely going extinct, if gynosphinxes aren't having enough daughters to replace themselves each generation.



*** Played straight in 2e, where the females have snakes instead of hair, with 10% being poison-blooded SnakePeople for added measure, and the males, called maedars, look more-or-less like bald human men. They also differ in terms of powers; females have a [[TakenForGranite petrifying gaze]], whilst males can walk through stone like it was air, were strong enough to smash rock with their bare fists with ease, and they could do ''Stone to Flesh'' by touch at will, unlimited applications per day. They used these two abilities to smash petrified creatures to bits (killing them) then convert the bits back to flesh for food. Needless to say, although they could breed with human men instead, medusae very much wanted one for a mate.

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*** Played straight in 2e, where the females have snakes instead of hair, with 10% being poison-blooded SnakePeople for added measure, and the males, called maedars, look more-or-less like bald human men. They also differ in terms of powers; females have a [[TakenForGranite petrifying gaze]], whilst males can walk through stone like it was air, were are strong enough to smash rock with their bare fists with ease, and they could can do ''Stone to Flesh'' by touch at will, unlimited applications per day. They used use these two abilities to smash petrified creatures to bits (killing them) then convert the bits back to flesh for food. Needless to say, although they could can breed with human men instead, medusae very much wanted want one for a mate.



* Every species in ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', except the Humans and the Liir (who are hermaphroditic), have some kind of this or another. The Hivers are BeePeople so this is to be expected (not to mention that workers and warriors are sexless to begin with); Zuul females are approximately three times the size of the males and animalistic while the males are weedy [[PsychicPowers psionic]] [[MindManipulation masterminds]] with a specialty in MindRape; Tarka males that become fertile (which only about one in a thousand do, and which can only be accomplished by eating unfertilized Tarka eggs) approximately double in size; and Morrigi females are basically dragons while the males are more akin to birds.
** This also receives a kind of reverse-lampshading in the fluff, where it's noted that due to the death of sexism in Human society and the ''lack'' of dimorphism between men and women, most other races actually have a hard time telling the difference, which can be quite comical. The Hivers are the exception -- they can detect airborne estrogen, so they can instantly pick out the females. Unfortunately for female Human spacers, Hiver battle strategy targets the females first.

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* Every species in ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', except the Humans and the Liir (who are hermaphroditic), have some kind of this or another. The Hivers are BeePeople so this is to be expected (not to mention that workers and warriors are sexless to begin with); Zuul females are approximately three times the size of the males and animalistic while the males are weedy [[PsychicPowers psionic]] [[MindManipulation masterminds]] with a specialty in MindRape; Tarka males that become fertile (which only about one in a thousand do, and which can only be accomplished by eating unfertilized Tarka eggs) approximately double in size; and Morrigi females are basically dragons while the males are more akin to birds.
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birds. This also receives a kind of reverse-lampshading in the fluff, where it's noted that due to the death of sexism in Human society and the ''lack'' of dimorphism between men and women, most other races actually have a hard time telling the difference, which can be quite comical. The Hivers are the exception -- they can detect airborne estrogen, so they can instantly pick out the females. Unfortunately for female Human spacers, Hiver battle strategy targets the females first.



* 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 Draenei (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)).

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
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Many of the monster races in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' in are like this, most notably the Naga. Naga.
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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 Draenei (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)).



* The Dugong Whale from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', where the males look like [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/08/26/t/read4e56f13ed7b8c/tC_Tog_60_04.jpg cute dolphin-seals]] and the female… well… looks [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/12/17/t/read4eec1f9e9bb4d/img000007.jpg like]] [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/11/30/t/read4ed64ef06e6a9/img000021.jpg this]].
* Thuxians from ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapgunForHire'' exhibit a fairly mild form of this trope, assuming that the one male and one female seen in the comics are typical examples of their sex. Thuxians look vaquely like Xenomorphs in the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movies (they have a similarly shaped head, no visible eyes and somewhat similar tail). Al (male) is green, the back of his head is rounded and his face is shaped so that he looks to have a large nose (he doesn't seem to have nostrils, though). Tal (female) is blue and her head looks more like that of the Xenomorphs, extending further back and not having a nose like Al has.
** Maybe Al's just ugly.
* "The People" in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' are a race of bipedal, sapient Spotted Hyenas. They most certainly share the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_Hyena#Reproduction_and_development real life sexual dimorphism of Spotted Hyenas]], and their culture revolves around it: the girls are LargeAndInCharge, but have horrific infant mortality rates.
** In particular, firstborn children are considered to "belong to the goddess" -- like actual hyenas, the first pregnancy is almost always fatal to the child. A firstborn who survives is seen as an omen and a lucky charm, a blessed person who was ''given back'' by their deity.
** The author, Ursula Vernon, based a huge amount of the work on the real-life characteristics of the anthropomorphized animals; while the mythology is taken from real world myths and legends. Definitely someone who [[ShownTheirWork did the research]], and did it well.
*** It helps to know that Ursula was an anthropology major in college and a post-grad student of Weird Knowledge in real life.
** For those who don't feel like checking TheOtherWiki, [[DontExplainTheJoke that means]] Blood [[LoveMakesYouCrazy Eye's]] ExoticEquipment looks ''almost exactly'' like [[TheWoobie Ed's]] with any size-difference being negligible.

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* The Dugong Whale from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', where the males look like [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/08/26/t/read4e56f13ed7b8c/tC_Tog_60_04.jpg cute dolphin-seals]] and the female… well… female... well... looks [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/12/17/t/read4eec1f9e9bb4d/img000007.jpg like]] [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/11/30/t/read4ed64ef06e6a9/img000021.jpg this]].
* Thuxians from ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapgunForHire'' exhibit a fairly mild form of this trope, assuming that the one male and one female seen in the comics are typical examples of their sex. Thuxians look vaquely vaguely like Xenomorphs in the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movies (they have a similarly shaped head, no visible eyes and somewhat similar tail). Al (male) is green, the back of his head is rounded and his face is shaped so that he looks to have a large nose (he doesn't seem to have nostrils, though). Tal (female) is blue and her head looks more like that of the Xenomorphs, extending further back and not having a nose like Al has.
** Maybe Al's just ugly.
* "The People" in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' are a race of bipedal, sapient Spotted Hyenas. They most certainly share the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_Hyena#Reproduction_and_development real life sexual dimorphism of Spotted Hyenas]], and their culture revolves around it: the girls are LargeAndInCharge, but have horrific infant mortality rates.
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rates. In particular, firstborn children are considered to "belong to the goddess" -- like actual hyenas, the first pregnancy is almost always fatal to the child. A firstborn who survives is seen as an omen and a lucky charm, a blessed person who was ''given back'' by their deity.
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deity. The author, Ursula Vernon, based a huge amount of the work on the real-life characteristics of the anthropomorphized animals; while the mythology is taken from real world myths and legends. Definitely someone who [[ShownTheirWork did the research]], and did it well.
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well.* It helps to know that Ursula was an anthropology major in college and a post-grad student of Weird Knowledge in real life.
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life. For those who don't feel like checking TheOtherWiki, [[DontExplainTheJoke that means]] Blood [[LoveMakesYouCrazy Eye's]] ExoticEquipment looks ''almost exactly'' like [[TheWoobie Ed's]] with any size-difference being negligible.



* The Boudacians (Princess Mandie's species) from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': the females look [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe human women with yellow skin, purple hair, and antenna]]; the males look werewolves.

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* The Boudacians (Princess Mandie's species) from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': the females look [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe human women with yellow skin, purple hair, and antenna]]; the males look like werewolves.



* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' has the Gazorpians, of which the males are large, savage ogre-like creatures with reddish skin and three pairs of arms (one of which takes the place of ears on their heads) who will attempt to mate with [[AnythingThatMoves anything that moves]] and grow up quickly within a day of being born. The females resemble tall humanoid women (save for the extra pairs of arms) and are much more intelligent, empathetic and possess telekinetic abilities. While the males live on Gazorpazorp's surface, the females live seperately in a LadyLand utopia underneath the surface. The Gazorpian population is reproduced via breeding chambers in the form of sexbots that get sent up to the surface for the males to mate with, which are eventually taken underground where the babies' genders and fates are determined, with boys being literally slingshotted out into the surface.
** Oddly enough, Morty Jr is shown to only possess two pairs of arms, including the pair on his head, but this may be due to him being [[HalfHumanHybrid half human]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' has the Gazorpians, of which the males are large, savage ogre-like creatures with reddish skin and three pairs of arms (one of which takes the place of ears on their heads) who will attempt to mate with [[AnythingThatMoves anything that moves]] and grow up quickly within a day of being born. The females resemble tall humanoid women (save for the extra pairs of arms) and are much more intelligent, empathetic and possess telekinetic abilities. While the males live on Gazorpazorp's surface, the females live seperately separately in a LadyLand utopia underneath the surface. The Gazorpian population is reproduced via breeding chambers in the form of sexbots that get sent up to the surface for the males to mate with, which are eventually taken underground where the babies' genders and fates are determined, with boys being literally slingshotted out into the surface.
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surface. Oddly enough, Morty Jr is shown to only possess two pairs of arms, including the pair on his head, but this may be due to him being [[HalfHumanHybrid half human]].half-human]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', Female Dathomirians (Dathomirians are a hybrid between Zabrak and humans), have chalk-white skin and shaved bald heads, resembling Rattataki. Male Dathomirians, however, resemble their Zabrak forefathers (like Darth Maul) with skin tattooed red or gold, and horns. Basically, while the males hardly look any different from regular Zabrak, females lack horns and thus look no different than humans.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
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Female Dathomirians (Dathomirians are a hybrid between Zabrak and humans), have chalk-white skin and shaved bald heads, resembling Rattataki. Male Dathomirians, however, resemble their Zabrak forefathers (like Darth Maul) with skin tattooed red or gold, and horns. Basically, while the males hardly look any different from regular Zabrak, females lack horns and thus look no different than humans.



* ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''--Subverted in the case of the Wallop species. As Finn says "they all look like dudes from behind"

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* ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''--Subverted ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'': Subverted in the case of the Wallop species. As Finn says "they all look like dudes from behind"



* Snakes are very rarely dimorphic, but some species of constrictors have a similar size discrepancy to birds of prey, for similar reasons.

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* Snakes Snakes:
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are very rarely dimorphic, but some species of constrictors have a similar size discrepancy to birds of prey, for similar reasons.



*** One theory is that this is due to the relatively flat faces humans have compared to other primates - our lips don't protrude nearly as much, so without those inflated breasts to suckle on, babies would mash their noses against tougher tissue, making it harder to breathe. The "aquatic ape" theory has things to say about buoyancy during breastfeeding instead. Yet another relates it to the upright walk humans perform - primates generally have a thing for shapely butts and when walking on all fours, these tend to be permanently on display. When humans started walking upright, they looked for a substitute and naturally swollen breasts worked perfectly. But whatever it really is, the actual reason remains a mystery.

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*** One theory is that this is due to the relatively flat faces humans have compared to other primates - our lips don't protrude nearly as much, so without those inflated breasts to suckle on, babies would mash their noses against tougher tissue, making it harder to breathe. The "aquatic ape" theory has things to say about buoyancy during breastfeeding instead. Yet another relates it to the upright walk humans perform - -- primates generally have a thing for shapely butts and when walking on all fours, these tend to be permanently on display. When humans started walking upright, they looked for a substitute and naturally swollen breasts worked perfectly. But whatever it really is, the actual reason remains a mystery.



*** Another thing is that humans don't have a Baculum ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baculum#Absence_in_humans penis bone]]), as one of the only two species of primate (including other apes; they are sporadically present among mammalian species) without. Erection is supported only by blood pressure so, in conjunction with the already over-average size, it means that sexual performance is directly connected to good health (both physical and mental).
*** Which just makes "boner" an ironic name.

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*** Another thing is that humans don't have a Baculum ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baculum#Absence_in_humans penis bone]]), as one of the only two species of primate (including other apes; they are sporadically present among mammalian species) without. Erection is supported only by blood pressure so, in conjunction with the already over-average size, it means that sexual performance is directly connected to good health (both physical and mental).
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mental). Which just makes "boner" an ironic name.



** Because humans practice body modification - at least to a far greater extent than any other species - this is most commonly used to vastly exaggerate these factors (though it depends a great deal on the relevant culture for, say, LongHairIsFeminine). In some cases, this has led to a cultural expectation for this trope to apply when it actually doesn't. For example, in Western culture in the 21st century hair in the armpit is regarded as something men should have and women shouldn't, despite the fact that most women naturally ''do''. Sure, men are usually hairier, but a woman who's healthy and fertile is unlikely to have ''none''.

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** Because humans practice body modification - -- at least to a far greater extent than any other species - -- this is most commonly used to vastly exaggerate these factors (though it depends a great deal on the relevant culture for, say, LongHairIsFeminine). In some cases, this has led to a cultural expectation for this trope to apply when it actually doesn't. For example, in Western culture in the 21st century hair in the armpit is regarded as something men should have and women shouldn't, despite the fact that most women naturally ''do''. Sure, men are usually hairier, but a woman who's healthy and fertile is unlikely to have ''none''.



* Like spiders, some species of octopus have much larger females. An extreme example is the argonaut, where the female is about 5 times larger than the male, and secretes a calcareous egg case that looks like a nautilus shell, using a pair of highly-modified tentacles.
** Female blanket octopi are about 2 meters long, while males are a few centimeters long.
* Well known pterosaur ''Pteranodon'' is known to have differed so much between sexes that, like the creatures above, caused the males and females to be mistaken for different species initially. The male ''Pteranodon'' was much larger ([[GiantFlyer an 18-foot-long wingspan]] was the average and some findings suggesting that even larger wingspans were possible as well) and had an enormous head crest on top of his head. The female was smaller (12-foot-long wingspan) and had a tiny or even non-existent crest.

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* Like spiders, some species of octopus have much larger females. An extreme example is the argonaut, where the female is about 5 times larger than the male, and secretes a calcareous egg case that looks like a nautilus shell, using a pair of highly-modified tentacles.
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tentacles. Female blanket octopi are about 2 meters long, while males are a few centimeters long.
* Well known Well-known pterosaur ''Pteranodon'' is known to have differed so much between sexes that, like the creatures above, caused the males and females to be mistaken for different species initially. The male ''Pteranodon'' was much larger ([[GiantFlyer an 18-foot-long wingspan]] was the average and some findings suggesting that even larger wingspans were possible as well) and had an enormous head crest on top of his head. The female was smaller (12-foot-long wingspan) and had a tiny or even non-existent crest.



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