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24th Sep '17 6:58:02 PM TTFan
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* The poster girl of ''VideoGame/Overwatch'', Tracer, has short AnimeHair who served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force and Overwatch, and is in a relationship with her flatmate, Emily.

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* The poster girl of ''VideoGame/Overwatch'', ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', Tracer, has short AnimeHair who served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force and Overwatch, and is in a relationship with her flatmate, Emily.
17th Sep '17 9:10:48 PM TheMasterPanda
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* The poster girl of ''VideoGame/Overwatch'', Tracer, has short AnimeHair who served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force and Overwatch, and is in a relationship with her flatmate, Emily.
17th Aug '17 10:43:07 AM Kanjilearner3309
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* Haruka Ten'oh/Sailor Uranus in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', as compared to her 'femme' girlfriend Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune. This is significantly played up in the 90s anime, where she is only rarely depicted in women's clothes, while in the manga she is occasionally shown in dresses (and in the final series is forced to wear a girl's uniform when she switches schools).

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* Haruka Ten'oh/Sailor Uranus in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', as compared to her 'femme' girlfriend Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune. This is significantly played up in the 90s '90s anime, where she is only rarely depicted in women's clothes, while in the manga she is occasionally shown in dresses (and in the final series is forced to wear a girl's uniform when she switches schools).
17th Aug '17 10:42:38 AM Kanjilearner3309
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* Haruka Tenoh in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', as compared to her 'femme' girlfriend Michiru. This is significantly played up in the 90s anime, where she is only rarely depicted in women's clothes, while in the manga she is occasionally shown in dresses (and in the final series is forced to wear a girl's uniform when she switches schools).

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* Haruka Tenoh Ten'oh/Sailor Uranus in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', as compared to her 'femme' girlfriend Michiru.Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune. This is significantly played up in the 90s anime, where she is only rarely depicted in women's clothes, while in the manga she is occasionally shown in dresses (and in the final series is forced to wear a girl's uniform when she switches schools).
10th Aug '17 12:03:22 PM Pichu-kun
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* Stephen Gordon in ''Literature/TheWellOfLoneliness'', which was published in 1928, is one of the first well-known examples from Western literature. (Radclyffe Hall, the author of the novel, would also qualify as a RealLife example.) Stephen has a GenderBenderName because her parents expected a son. From a young age she was very tomboyish and at age seven she had her first crush on her parent's housemaid. As an adult, Stephen crossdresses and wears her hair short.

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* Stephen Gordon in ''Literature/TheWellOfLoneliness'', which was published in 1928, is one of the first well-known examples from Western literature. (Radclyffe Hall, the author of the novel, would also qualify as a RealLife example.) Stephen has a GenderBenderName GenderBlenderName because her parents expected a son. From a young age she was very tomboyish and at age seven she had her first crush on her parent's housemaid. As an adult, Stephen crossdresses and wears her hair short.
10th Aug '17 12:02:36 PM Pichu-kun
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* Stephen Gordon in ''Literature/TheWellOfLoneliness'', which was published in 1928, is one of the first well-known examples from Western literature. (Radclyffe Hall, the author of the novel, would also qualify as a RealLife example.) Stephen has a GenderBender name because her parents expected a son. From a young age she was very tomboyish and at age seven she had her first crush on her parent's housemaid. As an adult, Stephen crossdresses and wears her hair short.

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* Stephen Gordon in ''Literature/TheWellOfLoneliness'', which was published in 1928, is one of the first well-known examples from Western literature. (Radclyffe Hall, the author of the novel, would also qualify as a RealLife example.) Stephen has a GenderBender name GenderBenderName because her parents expected a son. From a young age she was very tomboyish and at age seven she had her first crush on her parent's housemaid. As an adult, Stephen crossdresses and wears her hair short.
10th Aug '17 12:01:50 PM Pichu-kun
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* Stephen Gordon in ''Literature/TheWellOfLoneliness'', which was published in 1928, is one of the first well-known examples from Western literature. (Radclyffe Hall, the author of the novel, would also qualify as a RealLife example.)

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* Stephen Gordon in ''Literature/TheWellOfLoneliness'', which was published in 1928, is one of the first well-known examples from Western literature. (Radclyffe Hall, the author of the novel, would also qualify as a RealLife example.)
) Stephen has a GenderBender name because her parents expected a son. From a young age she was very tomboyish and at age seven she had her first crush on her parent's housemaid. As an adult, Stephen crossdresses and wears her hair short.
1st Aug '17 1:33:42 PM xcountryguy
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* A butch/femme lesbian couple is seen in a chapter of ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors Tokyo''. One mentions to Count D that while their union isn't legally binding, "I'm her husband and she is my wife". The couple laments their inability to have children, but [[spoiler: at the end of the chapter one of the women is seen pregnant, having eaten a cake made with eggs that cause pregnancies.]] It's not explained how [[spoiler: the pregnant woman]] is going to explain her condition to her partner...

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* A butch/femme lesbian couple is seen in a chapter of ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors Tokyo''. One mentions to Count D that while their union isn't legally binding, "I'm her husband and she is my wife". The couple laments their inability to have children, but [[spoiler: at [[spoiler:at the end of the chapter one of the women is seen pregnant, having eaten a cake made with eggs that cause pregnancies.]] It's not explained how [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the pregnant woman]] is going to explain her condition to her partner...



* Several in the works of Mary Renault: Colonna Kimball in ''Purposes of Love'', Leo Lane in ''The Friendly Young Ladies'', Thalestris in ''The King Must Die'', Axiothea in ''The Mask of Apollo''. Leo is actually kind of transgender, and in a subversion of the tropes of the day, it's she, and not her feminine lover, who [[spoiler: falls for a man at the end.]] Axiothea is based on a real character, one of Plato's two female pupils, who "is said to have worn men's clothes".

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* Several in the works of Mary Renault: Colonna Kimball in ''Purposes of Love'', Leo Lane in ''The Friendly Young Ladies'', Thalestris in ''The King Must Die'', Axiothea in ''The Mask of Apollo''. Leo is actually kind of transgender, and in a subversion of the tropes of the day, it's she, and not her feminine lover, who [[spoiler: falls [[spoiler:falls for a man at the end.]] Axiothea is based on a real character, one of Plato's two female pupils, who "is said to have worn men's clothes".



* ''FairyTales'' by Eric Lane Barnes has the song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldqyC-RqTr0 The Ballad of Tammy Brown]]", which tells the story of a girl who was close friends with a girl named Tammy, who had no other friends in school because she spat, swore, cut off most of her hair, and everyone called her queer. When her friends heard rumors she was friends with Tammy, they ordered her to prove this untrue or become an outcast like Tammy. [[spoiler: She follows their orders, and tells Tammy she hates her, and never saw Tammy again. She never forgave herself for what she did that day, and only wants to see her again one more time so she could apologize to her.]]

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* ''FairyTales'' by Eric Lane Barnes has the song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldqyC-RqTr0 The Ballad of Tammy Brown]]", which tells the story of a girl who was close friends with a girl named Tammy, who had no other friends in school because she spat, swore, cut off most of her hair, and everyone called her queer. When her friends heard rumors she was friends with Tammy, they ordered her to prove this untrue or become an outcast like Tammy. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She follows their orders, and tells Tammy she hates her, and never saw Tammy again. She never forgave herself for what she did that day, and only wants to see her again one more time so she could apologize to her.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has [[spoiler: Korra herself]] as a somewhat butch (or {{tomboy}}ish) Bisexual, due to her RelationshipUpgrade ([[WordOfGay confirmed]] by the showrunners) with [[spoiler:Asami Sato]] in the series finale.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has [[spoiler: Korra [[spoiler:Korra herself]] as a somewhat butch (or {{tomboy}}ish) Bisexual, due to her RelationshipUpgrade ([[WordOfGay confirmed]] by the showrunners) with [[spoiler:Asami Sato]] in the series finale.
15th Jul '17 4:39:04 PM Eievie
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A saying within the gay community is that a butch lesbian is "steel covering velvet" while a Lipstick Lesbian is "[[SilkHidingSteel velvet covering steel]]". That's not too much of an exaggeration.

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A saying within the gay community is that a butch lesbian is [[BruiserWithASoftCenter "steel covering velvet" velvet"]] while a Lipstick Lesbian is "[[SilkHidingSteel velvet [[SilkHidingSteel "velvet covering steel]]".steel"]]. That's not too much of an exaggeration.
8th Jul '17 9:16:14 PM Orbiting
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* ''{{Exalted}}'' features Iron Siaka, a signature character of the Sidereal Exalted. She's depicted with somewhat masculine features (including a boyish haircut), and a passion for both bloodshed and beautiful women. Ironically enough, she represents the Chosen of Serenity; it's just that she often finds serenity in beating the crap out of someone.
** What better way to induce overall serenity than pulverizing malcontents? In any case, significant Butch Lesbian characters are not hard to find in Exalted given how liberal it tends to be with social matters. There's also the Tya -- sea-faring women who adopt hypermasculine lifestyle and looks to bypass a sexist restriction set by ocean spirits (the Storm Mothers won't allow women more beautiful than themselves on boats, and the Storm Mothers are ''ugly''). Basically, a fleet of hardy sailors and angry pirates who happen to be women. While not necessarily lesbians, their distinguishing features sit well with butch lesbian aesthetics.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' features ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''
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Iron Siaka, a signature character of the Sidereal Exalted. She's depicted with somewhat masculine features (including a boyish haircut), and a passion for both bloodshed and beautiful women. Ironically enough, she represents the Chosen of Serenity; it's just that she often finds serenity in beating the crap out of someone.
** What better way to induce overall serenity than pulverizing malcontents? In any case, significant Significant Butch Lesbian characters are not hard to find in Exalted ''Exalted'' given how liberal it tends to be with social matters. There's also the Tya -- sea-faring women who adopt hypermasculine lifestyle and looks to bypass a sexist restriction set by ocean spirits (the Storm Mothers won't allow women more beautiful than themselves on boats, and the Storm Mothers are ''ugly''). Basically, a fleet of hardy sailors and angry pirates who happen to be women. While not necessarily lesbians, their distinguishing features sit well with butch lesbian aesthetics.
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