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* A rare western example appears in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', in which Lieutenant Saavik is referred to as "Mister" as a form of military respectfulness.
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19th Nov '16 1:12:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lal Mirch from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' uses "ore". This probably has something to do with with her extreme {{Badass}}ery.

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* Lal Mirch from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' uses "ore". This probably has something to do with with her extreme {{Badass}}ery.badassery.
20th Sep '16 10:52:47 AM Willbyr
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* Charlotte Dunois of ''InfiniteStratos'' addresses herself as 'boku,' despite being the ProperLady type. Justified [[spoiler:as she was previously trained to be male by her father.]]

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* Charlotte Dunois of ''InfiniteStratos'' ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' addresses herself as 'boku,' despite being the ProperLady type. Justified [[spoiler:as she was previously trained to be male by her father.]]
16th Sep '16 8:05:54 PM Angeldeb82
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A Bokukko is a female character who uses male pronouns. This term arises from the {{Japanese Pronoun|s}} ''boku'', primarily used by boys and young men, and "ko", a feminine suffix. [[TheLadette Extreme]] tomboys may prefer the pronoun ''ore'', normally used by HotBlooded young men. (This, incidentally, is an example of how [[RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic Japanese writing differs from Japanese speech]]; although feminine speech patterns have by and large become more "neutral" over the years, it would still be quite rare for a woman to refer to herself with a masculine pronoun.)

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A Bokukko is a female character who uses male pronouns. This term arises from the {{Japanese UsefulNotes/{{Japanese Pronoun|s}} ''boku'', primarily used by boys and young men, and "ko", a feminine suffix. [[TheLadette Extreme]] tomboys may prefer the pronoun ''ore'', normally used by HotBlooded young men. (This, incidentally, is an example of how [[RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic Japanese writing differs from Japanese speech]]; although feminine speech patterns have by and large become more "neutral" over the years, it would still be quite rare for a woman to refer to herself with a masculine pronoun.)



While the use of ''boku'' most often signals tomboyishness, it can sometimes signal some other situation, such as not knowing correct societal behavior, or lacking polite speech. [[AmbiguousGender Sometimes it can be used to keep a characters gender obscured]]--is she a [[{{Bifauxnen}} boyish girl]], or a [[{{Dude Looks Like a Lady}} girlish boy]]?

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While the use of ''boku'' most often signals tomboyishness, it can sometimes signal some other situation, such as not knowing correct societal behavior, or lacking polite speech. [[AmbiguousGender Sometimes it can be used to keep a characters gender obscured]]--is she a [[{{Bifauxnen}} boyish girl]], or a [[{{Dude Looks Like a Lady}} [[DudeLooksLikeALady girlish boy]]?



** Also Arisa Uotani, [[JapaneseDelinquents a former delinquent.]]

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** Also Arisa Uotani, [[JapaneseDelinquents a former delinquent.]]delinquent]].



* [[HugeSchoolgirl Makoto]] a.k.a. Jupiter in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', more obviously in the [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live action version]]

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* [[HugeSchoolgirl Makoto]] a.k.a. Jupiter in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', more obviously in the [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live action version]]version]].



* Ryuunosuke from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. "Ore wa ''onna'' da zo!" ("I'm a ''woman''!") Lampshaded and made more ridicolous by the resident Ataru and Mendo trying to teach her to talk like a girl and showing themselves really proficient at it.

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* Ryuunosuke from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. "Ore wa ''onna'' da zo!" ("I'm a ''woman''!") Lampshaded and made more ridicolous ridiculous by the resident Ataru and Mendo trying to teach her to talk like a girl and showing themselves really proficient at it.



* Makoto Kikuchi from ''[[Characters/TheIdolmaster The Idolm@ster]]'', who became an IdolSinger to get in touch with her feminine side.

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* Makoto Kikuchi from ''[[Characters/TheIdolmaster The Idolm@ster]]'', ''Characters/TheIdolmaster'', who became an IdolSinger to get in touch with her feminine side.



** Actually, the closest to a canon {{bokukko}} is... [[LongHairIsFeminine the]] [[PrincessesPreferPink very]] [[TheOjou feminine]] Monaco, who is said to have speech patterns akin to an old man's.

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** Actually, the closest to a canon {{bokukko}} bokukko is... [[LongHairIsFeminine the]] [[PrincessesPreferPink very]] [[TheOjou [[{{Ojou}} feminine]] Monaco, who is said to have speech patterns akin to an old man's.



* In ''Manga/MariaHolic'', VillainousCrossdresser Mariya uses "watashi" for his demure feminine persona and "ore" when alone or with people who know she's a he. His HalfIdenticalTwin Shizu uses "boku" when maintaining her WholesomeCrossdresser masquerade.
* In ''Manga/{{Change 123}}'', the female protagonist has [[SplitPersonality three alternate personalities]]. One of them, Hibiki is a very [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/change_123/v01/c001/9.html aggressive]] and tomboyish BloodKnight karateka and refers to herself as "ore", but she can also be very [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/change_123/v02/c007/26.html gentle]] (and sexually very extroverted) to her LoveInterest, and at times her emotional [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/change_123/v05/c020/17.html vulnerability]] can also be seen.

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* In ''Manga/MariaHolic'', VillainousCrossdresser CreepyCrossdresser Mariya uses "watashi" for his demure feminine persona and "ore" when alone or with people who know she's a he. His HalfIdenticalTwin Shizu uses "boku" when maintaining her WholesomeCrossdresser masquerade.
* In ''Manga/{{Change 123}}'', the female protagonist has [[SplitPersonality three alternate personalities]]. One of them, Hibiki is a very [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/change_123/v01/c001/9.html aggressive]] and tomboyish BloodKnight karateka and refers to herself as "ore", but she can also be very [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/change_123/v02/c007/26.html gentle]] (and sexually very extroverted) to her LoveInterest, {{Love Interest|s}}, and at times her emotional [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/change_123/v05/c020/17.html vulnerability]] can also be seen.



* Subverted in ''Manga/{{Zetsuai 1989}}''. Kouji Nanjo ''thought'' that Izumi, the angry and tormented child he met and fell in love with as a 12-year-old kid, was a {{Bokukko}}... [[UnsettlingGenderReveal but "she" WAS a]] ''[[UnsettlingGenderReveal boy]]'' all along. Cue {{Gayngst}} when he finds out the truth several years later and realizes that yeah, [[LoveHurts he's still desperately in love with Izumi]]. In Kouji's defense, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izumi "Izumi"]] is both a very common last name ''and'' a GenderBlenderName (though mostly used by women) in Japan, and ''Takuto'' Izumi [[DudeLooksLikeALady looked kinda girlish]] at the time.

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* Subverted in ''Manga/{{Zetsuai 1989}}''. Kouji Nanjo ''thought'' that Izumi, the angry and tormented child he met and fell in love with as a 12-year-old kid, was a {{Bokukko}}...Bokukko... [[UnsettlingGenderReveal but "she" WAS a]] ''[[UnsettlingGenderReveal boy]]'' all along. Cue {{Gayngst}} when he finds out the truth several years later and realizes that yeah, [[LoveHurts he's still desperately in love with Izumi]]. In Kouji's defense, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izumi "Izumi"]] is both a very common last name ''and'' a GenderBlenderName (though mostly used by women) in Japan, and ''Takuto'' Izumi [[DudeLooksLikeALady looked kinda girlish]] at the time.



* Yozora Mikazuki did this during her childhood days with Hasegawa Kodaka from the light novel ''LightNovel/{{Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai}}''.

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* Yozora Mikazuki did this during her childhood days with Hasegawa Kodaka from the light novel ''LightNovel/{{Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai}}''.''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai''.



** Actually, Haruhi starts the series referring to herself as ''jibun''. It makes sense since ''jibun'' is technically gender-neutral (though often used by men in the military), so is often used to [[TheAllConcealingI "mask" a character's gender.]]

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** Actually, Haruhi starts the series referring to herself as ''jibun''. It makes sense since ''jibun'' is technically gender-neutral (though often used by men in the military), so is often used to [[TheAllConcealingI "mask" a character's gender.]]gender]].



* Hikaru Shidou of ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' uses "boku." When Fuu asks about it in an omake, Hikaru explains that it's because [[IHaveBrothers she has three older brothers.]]

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* Hikaru Shidou of ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' uses "boku." When Fuu asks about it in an omake, Hikaru explains that it's because [[IHaveBrothers she has three older brothers.]]brothers]].



* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': Yuka Takeuchi and her best friend, Satomi Yajima, are a couple of [[SupernaturalMartialArts combat waitresses]] who're [[OneOfTheBoys cut from the same cloth.]] Yuka habitually refers to herself using the "boku wa" pronoun, while Satomi uses "ore wa" and "ore no" instead. In the latter's case, it's partly [[ShoutOut a nod]] to the fact that she's [[GenderSwap a gender flip]] of [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheRugalSaga Kyo Kusanagi.]]
* Ironically, the protagonist of the Manga ''Manga/BokuGirl'' is ''not'' an example: he's a [[GenderBender genderbent]] boy who has thus far somehow managed to avoid the ThirdLawOfGenderBending. But that doesn't prevent other characters who learn of his WrongGeneticSex from presuming he's either a Bokukko SweetPollyOliver or an out-and-out {{Transsexual}}.

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* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': Yuka Takeuchi and her best friend, Satomi Yajima, are a couple of [[SupernaturalMartialArts combat waitresses]] who're [[OneOfTheBoys cut from the same cloth.]] cloth]]. Yuka habitually refers to herself using the "boku wa" pronoun, while Satomi uses "ore wa" and "ore no" instead. In the latter's case, it's partly [[ShoutOut a nod]] to the fact that she's [[GenderSwap a gender flip]] of [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheRugalSaga Kyo Kusanagi.]]
Kusanagi]].
* Ironically, the protagonist of the Manga ''Manga/BokuGirl'' is ''not'' an example: he's a [[GenderBender genderbent]] {{gender ben|der}}t boy who has thus far somehow managed to avoid the ThirdLawOfGenderBending. But that doesn't prevent other characters who learn of his WrongGeneticSex from presuming he's either a Bokukko SweetPollyOliver or an out-and-out {{Transsexual}}.



* ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G.]]'': Both Yuka and Satomi are tomboy types, with each using "boku" and "ore" respectively. They trained together at the Kyokushin Dojo and have been [[FriendlyRivalry competing with each other]] [[ChildhoodFriends since childhood.]]

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* ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G.]]'': Both Yuka and Satomi are tomboy types, with each using "boku" and "ore" respectively. They trained together at the Kyokushin Dojo and have been [[FriendlyRivalry competing with each other]] [[ChildhoodFriends since childhood.]] childhood]].



* ''[[FireEmblemElibe FE 7]]'': Princess Tailto's speech patterns are rougher than the other women in Sigurd's army, though it's not really alluded to by other charas. She ''is'' very straightforward when compared with the other girls save for Ayra, though.

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* ''[[FireEmblemElibe ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe FE 7]]'': Princess Tailto's speech patterns are rougher than the other women in Sigurd's army, though it's not really alluded to by other charas. She ''is'' very straightforward when compared with the other girls save for Ayra, though.



* ''[[Characters/MrDriller Anna Hottenmeyer]]'' from ''MrDriller'' has a very tomboyish behavior and uses "boku".

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* ''[[Characters/MrDriller Anna Hottenmeyer]]'' from ''MrDriller'' ''VideoGame/MrDriller'' has a very tomboyish behavior and uses "boku".



* While it's very rare, some real Japanese girls do use masculine pronouns. Those who do so fall into four types--girls who use them as a feminist statement, those who are just plain tomboyish, those who do it to imitate anime and game characters to be cutesy, and very young (preschool-age) girls who haven't been trained to use traditionally feminine pronouns by societal expectations (the more cynical may think of it as "gender policing"). The Japanese page on this phenomenon on TheOtherWiki notes that this began as a late 20th century thing. See also [[http://www.inst.at/trans/16Nr/01_4/ito16.htm this case study]] on use of ''boku'' vs. use of ''watashi'' in young girls.

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* While it's very rare, some real Japanese girls do use masculine pronouns. Those who do so fall into four types--girls who use them as a feminist statement, those who are just plain tomboyish, those who do it to imitate anime and game characters to be cutesy, and very young (preschool-age) girls who haven't been trained to use traditionally feminine pronouns by societal expectations (the more cynical may think of it as "gender policing"). The Japanese page on this phenomenon on TheOtherWiki Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} notes that this began as a late 20th century thing. See also [[http://www.inst.at/trans/16Nr/01_4/ito16.htm this case study]] on use of ''boku'' vs. use of ''watashi'' in young girls.
25th Jul '16 1:55:24 PM Willbyr
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* Kido of ''KagerouProject'' refers to herself as ore and uses a though, guy-like speech pattern. She's actually not all that boyish in anything but appearance, and it's mostly just an act that she put on rather recently. She's even slipped up and called herself watashi once or twice.

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* Kido of ''KagerouProject'' ''Franchise/KagerouProject'' refers to herself as ore and uses a though, guy-like speech pattern. She's actually not all that boyish in anything but appearance, and it's mostly just an act that she put on rather recently. She's even slipped up and called herself watashi once or twice.
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* Arle from ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' is a good example, but it's worth noting that this trope was not prevalent back in 1989.
28th Jun '16 1:27:45 AM canIusethishandle
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* Lead guitarist Mami Sasazaki of Music/{{Scandal}}.
29th Mar '16 1:19:15 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Gemini Sunrise from ''VideoGame/SakuraWars V'' uses "Boku" in the Japanese script. In addition, [[spoiler:her twin sister/dual personality Geminine uses "Ore"]].

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* In ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'', both Kanna Kirishima and [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove Gemini Sunrise from ''VideoGame/SakuraWars V'' uses Sunrise]] use "Boku" in the Japanese script. In addition, [[spoiler:her [[spoiler:the latter's twin sister/dual personality Geminine uses "Ore"]].
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** Giselle Gewelle is a young woman who actually uses ''boku''. She is accused by Yumichika of being a CreepyCrossdresser. While she doesn't outright confirm or deny it, she identifies as female, and is [[BerserkButton VERY angry]] with Yumichika for pointing it out. (Plus, [[spoiler: Mayuri]] refers to Giselle as female, and [[GenreSavvy he]] ''should'' notice something going on).

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** Giselle Gewelle is a young woman who actually uses ''boku''. She is accused by Yumichika of being a CreepyCrossdresser. While she doesn't outright confirm or deny it, she identifies as female, and is [[BerserkButton VERY angry]] with Yumichika for pointing it out. (Plus, [[spoiler: Mayuri]] refers to Giselle as female, and [[GenreSavvy he]] he ''should'' notice something going on).
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