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20th May '17 4:36:54 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Vindictus}} the character classes are canonically single individuals, and so they're gender-locked. Anyone playing a [=DPSer=] ''will'' be a guy, and anyone playing a [[RedMage mage]] or tank ''will'' be a girl, (Lann, Evie and Fiona, respectively), regardless of real-life gender. Also, when the archer and MightyGlacier (Kai and Karok) are released, both of them will be guys.

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* In {{Vindictus}} ''VideoGame/{{Vindictus}}'' the character classes are canonically single individuals, and so they're gender-locked. Anyone playing a [=DPSer=] ''will'' be a guy, and anyone playing a [[RedMage mage]] or tank ''will'' be a girl, (Lann, Evie and Fiona, respectively), regardless of real-life gender. Also, when the archer and MightyGlacier (Kai and Karok) are released, both of them will be guys.



** Some Nexon-produced games, such as ''DungeonFighterOnline'' and ''{{Vindictus}}'', are also genderlocked. DFO is starting to move away from this, however, with the Female Gunner and recently the Male Fighter, although each gender still has significantly different playstyles in most cases.

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** Some Nexon-produced games, such as ''DungeonFighterOnline'' and ''{{Vindictus}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Vindictus}}'', are also genderlocked. DFO is starting to move away from this, however, with the Female Gunner and recently the Male Fighter, although each gender still has significantly different playstyles in most cases.
22nd Apr '17 7:38:29 PM nombretomado
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* Prevalent in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', as in 'Applies to almost every single person on the board', prevalent. Almost everybody has characters of both sex. Some handlers are better known for their characters of the opposing sex than of their own, though not everybody can pull this effectively. It shows.

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* Prevalent in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', as in 'Applies to almost every single person on the board', prevalent. Almost everybody has characters of both sex. Some handlers are better known for their characters of the opposing sex than of their own, though not everybody can pull this effectively. It shows.
25th Mar '17 2:52:31 AM eroock
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A '''Cross Player''' is a person in either real life or a show whose {{digital avatar}} or [[SpecialSnowflakeSyndrome customized video-game character]] is of the opposite sex.

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A '''Cross Player''' Cross Player is a person in either real life or a show whose {{digital avatar}} or [[SpecialSnowflakeSyndrome customized video-game character]] is of the opposite sex.
22nd Mar '17 5:47:47 AM CashSloth
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* Arin of WebVideo/GameGrumps almost always picks a female character model if given the option, most notably in their playthroughs of ''VideoGame/PokemonFireRed'' and ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}''. During the [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Guild Grumps]] miniseries, Ross offered Arin the reward of allowing him to change his avatars gender to female if he reached level 94.
--> '''Arin:''' Man, I just wanna be a girl.
4th Mar '17 4:35:27 AM Tightwire
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The name comes from "crossplay," a subset of {{cosplay}} where one dresses as a character of the other sex. It's also worth noting that crossplayers aren't exclusively men playing women; occasionally women play as male characters, the biggest reason being to be treated as OneOfTheBoys.

A crossplayer usually ''isn't'' deceptive about their sex--many are quite up-front about their real life sex--and simply prefer avatars of the opposing sex for [[ThirdPersonSeductress aesthetic reasons]], like seeing the {{Impossibly Cool|Clothes}} female version of [[ChainmailBikini armor models]]. A common defense of crossplay is "If I have to look at an ass all day, I'd prefer a nice one" when a [[ThirdPersonShooter Third-Person]] camera is involved. Less frequently, it's for the sake of [[TheRoleplayer role-play]].

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The name comes from "crossplay," a subset of {{cosplay}} where one dresses as a character of the other sex. It's also worth noting that crossplayers aren't exclusively men playing women; occasionally women play as male characters, the biggest reason one being to be treated as OneOfTheBoys.

OneOfTheBoys, the other being that all the best characters are guys.

A crossplayer usually ''isn't'' deceptive about their sex--many sex - many are quite up-front about their real life sex--and simply prefer avatars of the opposing sex for [[ThirdPersonSeductress aesthetic reasons]], like seeing the {{Impossibly Cool|Clothes}} female version of [[ChainmailBikini armor models]]. A common defense of crossplay is "If I have to look at an ass all day, I'd prefer a nice one" when a [[ThirdPersonShooter Third-Person]] camera is involved. Less frequently, it's for the sake of [[TheRoleplayer role-play]].
17th Feb '17 5:48:43 PM sgamer82
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** Gord and Saburou of [[Anime/DotHackRoots .hack//Roots]] are also cross players though the latter ventures into {{GIRL}} territory due to their insistence they are female. The former is female but plays a male character, though it's not touched upon in the series proper.

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** Gord and Saburou of [[Anime/DotHackRoots .hack//Roots]] ''[[Anime/DotHackRoots .hack//Roots]]'' are also cross players though the latter ventures into {{GIRL}} territory due to their insistence they are female. The former is female but plays a male character, though it's not touched upon in the series proper.
17th Feb '17 5:48:21 PM sgamer82
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* [[spoiler:Tsukasa]] in ''Anime/DotHackSign''. Not willingly either. Curiously, the voice-work of the series suggests that the game does come with voicefonts for adjusting one's voice.
** And thanks to [[spoiler: being trapped in The World and suffering from amnesia, [[TomatoInTheMirror not even she knows about this until near the end of the series.]]]]

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* [[spoiler:Tsukasa]] in ''Anime/DotHackSign''. Not ''Franchise/DotHack''
** ''Anime/DotHackSign'' has [[spoiler:Tsukasa]], neither
willingly either. Curiously, the voice-work of nor knowingly. This isn't revealed until late in the series suggests that and the game does come person in question doesn't believe it at first, having been afflicted with voicefonts for adjusting one's voice.
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LaserGuidedAmnesia. The individual had serious gender identity issues thanks to [[spoiler: being trapped in [[spoiler:a father who [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent forced her to act like a boy]]]].
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The World "Let's Meet Offline" extra attached to the ''Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight'' anime has [[spoiler:Hotaru]] as a Cross Player. This is definitely not the case in the manga and suffering from amnesia, [[TomatoInTheMirror not even she knows about this until near the end rest of the series.]]]]franchise, and is one of the reasons that the anime is the first major of the SeriesFranchise not considered canon.
** Gord and Saburou of [[Anime/DotHackRoots .hack//Roots]] are also cross players though the latter ventures into {{GIRL}} territory due to their insistence they are female. The former is female but plays a male character, though it's not touched upon in the series proper.



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* Bert is the only player in ''Literature/SpellsSwordsAndStealth'' that plays as a character of the opposte gender. The end result is a man described as being more likely to stuff SS&S players into trash cans than be one himself playing Wimberly, the pint sized gnomish gadgeteer.



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* Podcast/DiceFunk: Austin Yorski (male) plays Anne the halfling cleric (female).

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* Podcast/DiceFunk: ''Podcast/DiceFunk'': Austin Yorski (male) plays Anne the halfling cleric (female).
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* ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//]]'' has done this a few times.
** [[spoiler:Tsukasa]] in ''SIGN'', although this isn't revealed until late in the series and the person in question doesn't believe it at first, having been afflicted with LaserGuidedAmnesia. The individual had serious gender identity issues thanks to [[spoiler:a father who [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent forced her to act like a boy]]]].
** The "Let's Meet Offline" extra attached to the ''tasogare no udewa densetsu'' anime has [[spoiler:Hotaru]] as a Cross Player. This is definitely not the case in the manga and the rest of the franchise, and is one of the reasons that the ''[[PortmanteauSeriesNickname udeden]]'' anime is the first major of the SeriesFranchise not considered canon. (There are others)
** Sakubo of the GU games is a pair of fraternal twins playing the same(female) character.[[spoiler: Except it turns out the girl died when they were born and the boy developed a SplitPersonality as a result of his loneliness and his mother's verbal abuse.]]
** Gord and Saburou of Roots are also cross players though the latter ventures into GIRL territory due to their instance they are female. The former is female but plays a male character but it's not touched upon in the series proper.

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* ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//]]'' has done this a few times.
** [[spoiler:Tsukasa]] in ''SIGN'', although this isn't revealed until late in the series and the person in question doesn't believe it at first, having been afflicted with LaserGuidedAmnesia. The individual had serious gender identity issues thanks to [[spoiler:a father who [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent forced her to act like a boy]]]].
** The "Let's Meet Offline" extra attached to the ''tasogare no udewa densetsu'' anime has [[spoiler:Hotaru]] as a Cross Player. This is definitely not the case in the manga and the rest of the franchise, and is one of the reasons that the ''[[PortmanteauSeriesNickname udeden]]'' anime is the first major of the SeriesFranchise not considered canon. (There are others)
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Sakubo of the GU ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'' games is a pair of fraternal twins playing the same(female) character.[[spoiler: Except it turns out the girl died when they were born and the boy developed a SplitPersonality as a result of his loneliness and his mother's verbal abuse.]]
** Gord and Saburou of Roots are also cross players though the latter ventures into GIRL territory due to their instance they are female. The former is female but plays a male character but it's not touched upon in the series proper.
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12th Feb '17 3:55:17 AM Morgenthaler
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11th Feb '17 11:21:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Just pick ANY MMORPG. Even much more if the game do not have PurelyAestheticGender since you will have to play as that sex for a particular class, but even if they do, it is still extremely common. In fact, in later games (such as ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', WarhammerOnline, etc), most players will assume the new person they meet is a male behind the PC unless you can convince them you are not (either via voice chat or otherwise).

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* Just pick ANY MMORPG. Even much more if the game do not have PurelyAestheticGender since you will have to play as that sex for a particular class, but even if they do, it is still extremely common. In fact, in later games (such as ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', WarhammerOnline, ''VideoGame/WarhammerOnline'', etc), most players will assume the new person they meet is a male behind the PC unless you can convince them you are not (either via voice chat or otherwise).
10th Dec '16 1:15:10 PM Kayube
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Obviously not the same as a real-life CrossDresser (although the term is used for people of cosplaying as the opposite gender), and also is different from CrossDressingVoices.

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Obviously not the same as a real-life CrossDresser (although the term is used for people of cosplaying as the opposite gender), CrossDresser, and also is different from CrossDressingVoices.
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