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29th Oct '16 3:00:01 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheGunganCouncil'', many writers, notably those of Phylis, Relen, and Jessan, frequently write the opposite sex. It's more common for women on the site to write males, as well.

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* In ''TheGunganCouncil'', ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'', many writers, notably those of Phylis, Relen, and Jessan, frequently write the opposite sex. It's more common for women on the site to write males, as well.
29th Oct '16 12:35:45 PM nombretomado
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* Valkyrie in ''TheGuild'' plays at least two different female characters. Codex makes a half-assed attempt to make fun of him for it, though in her webcam she eventually asks herself why she's making a big deal out of it, probably as acknowledgement of how common a practice it is.

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* Valkyrie in ''TheGuild'' ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' plays at least two different female characters. Codex makes a half-assed attempt to make fun of him for it, though in her webcam she eventually asks herself why she's making a big deal out of it, probably as acknowledgement of how common a practice it is.
4th Oct '16 5:27:16 PM nombretomado
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* An update to ''EveOnline'' has actually made it somewhat harder to ID crossplayers (but aided anyone who's a {{GIRL}}) thanks to the introduction of "voice fonts" for the in-game voice chat (TS, Vent, and other voice chat users are out of luck). Even if they don't really work, they should make it harder to tell if it's a guy using a female voice font, or a girl using a female voice font.
--> '''Patchnotes''': Voice fonts have now been added to EVE Voice. This new feature will allow you to alter your voice during chat to increase or lower pitch or to change from male to female voices. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial This is certainly]] [[BlatantLies not going to be abused in any way]].
** The Devs from EveOnline once published some statistics drawn from their account records indicating that both player sexes played characters of either sex equally on average, leading to roughly even character sex distribution. Since the playerbase is still predominately male, the chance that a male character is played by a guy is still quite a bit higher than a female character being played by a girl.
** SecondLife reccently added a similar feature.

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* ''VideoGame/EveOnline'':
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An update to ''EveOnline'' has actually made it somewhat harder to ID crossplayers (but aided anyone who's a {{GIRL}}) thanks to the introduction of "voice fonts" for the in-game voice chat (TS, Vent, and other voice chat users are out of luck). Even if they don't really work, they should make it harder to tell if it's a guy using a female voice font, or a girl using a female voice font.
--> ---> '''Patchnotes''': Voice fonts have now been added to EVE Voice. This new feature will allow you to alter your voice during chat to increase or lower pitch or to change from male to female voices. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial This is certainly]] [[BlatantLies not going to be abused in any way]].
** The Devs from EveOnline once published some statistics drawn from their account records indicating that both player sexes played characters of either sex equally on average, leading to roughly even character sex distribution. Since the playerbase is still predominately male, the chance that a male character is played by a guy is still quite a bit higher than a female character being played by a girl.
** SecondLife reccently ''VideoGame/SecondLife'' added a similar feature.
2nd Oct '16 1:33:47 PM nombretomado
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* EquestriaChronicles naturally has this because, well, it's based off a ''girl's'' show and most of the players are ''guys.''

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* EquestriaChronicles ''Roleplay/EquestriaChronicles'' naturally has this because, well, it's based off a ''girl's'' show and most of the players are ''guys.''
28th Aug '16 11:46:38 AM TotemicHero
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* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' and [[VideoGame/Left4Dead2 its sequel]], at least one person will be assigned Zoey/ Rochelle, most likely at random if they are joining a game in progress. A lady joining in has a 75% chance of falling under this trope.
** It doesn't really count if you join in at random. Only if you actively pick the character each time does it fit under this trope.

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* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' and [[VideoGame/Left4Dead2 its sequel]], at least one person will be assigned Zoey/ Rochelle, most likely at random if they are joining a game in progress. A lady joining in has a 75% chance of falling under this trope.
** It doesn't really count if you join in at random. Only if you actively pick the
trope (assuming character each time does it fit under this trope.picks are at random).



* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', it's better to play as a girl because, while both sexes get a perk that gives increased damage and unique conversation choices towards the opposite sex, men make the bulk of the game's human enemies. In fact, the evil Talon Company have ONE female member, and all non-officer Enclave members are male, so good guys are much better being good...girls.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', this is less necessary as one can choose the perk to apply against the same sex.
** Some players do it on purpose when siding against Caesar's Legion due to their StayInTheKitchen mentality.
* A lot of games subtly encourage playing female characters, since they have identical stats (to avoid accusations of sexism) but tend to have much smaller hitboxes. Since video game avatars tend to be built in accordance with typical aesthetic ideals, the men will be tall, muscular, and broad shouldered while the women will be slender and curvy- with a profile about half the size resulting in a lot fewer bullets or arrows hitting their mark.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', it's better to play as a girl because, while both sexes get a perk that gives increased damage and unique conversation choices towards the opposite sex, men make the bulk of the game's human enemies. In fact, the evil Talon Company have ONE female member, and all non-officer Enclave members are male, so good guys are much better being good...girls.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', this is less necessary as one can choose the perk to apply against the same sex.
** Some
some players do it on purpose when siding against Caesar's Legion due to their StayInTheKitchen mentality.
* A lot of games subtly encourage playing female characters, since they have identical stats (to avoid accusations of sexism) but tend to have much smaller hitboxes. Since video game avatars tend to be built in accordance with typical aesthetic ideals, the men will be tall, muscular, and broad shouldered while the women will be slender and curvy- with a profile about half the size resulting in a lot fewer bullets or arrows hitting their mark.
mentality.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' it is heavily implied that Drowbabe (and her SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Yodette) is played by [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/08192005/ a guy]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' it ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'':
** It
is heavily implied that Drowbabe (and her SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Yodette) is played by [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/08192005/ a guy]].



* EquestriaChronicles naturally has this becuase, well, it's based off a ''girl's'' show and most of the players are ''guys.''

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* EquestriaChronicles naturally has this becuase, because, well, it's based off a ''girl's'' show and most of the players are ''guys.''
28th Jul '16 9:21:00 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/WhatHappensInCarpediem'': Chris is a guy IRL, and plays a cute female avatar.
16th Jul '16 9:27:53 AM 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}} 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}} archer and MightyGlacier (Kai and Karok) are released, both of them will be guys.
18th May '16 11:39:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Mac does this in ''{{CSI NY}}'' 'Down The Rabbit Hole', where Mac investigated the death of a Second Life cosplayer by going into the game with a female avatar (with help from Adam creating it, since Mac was clueless.)

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* Mac does this in ''{{CSI NY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' 'Down The Rabbit Hole', where Mac investigated the death of a Second Life cosplayer by going into the game with a female avatar (with help from Adam creating it, since Mac was clueless.)
5th Apr '16 10:10:00 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' opens with Alex Wilder playing an MMORPG as several other people, playing as more famous Marvel characters (Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk, ComicBook/EmmaFrost, and [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Invisible Woman]]). [[ChekhovsGun We don't learn this for a long time,]] but Emma Frost and Invisible Woman are both played by a guy and Daredevil is a woman. Oddly enough, when Alex reveals he's a teenager, none of the other people believe him.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' opens with Alex Wilder playing an MMORPG as several other people, playing as more famous Marvel characters (Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk, Hulk]], ComicBook/EmmaFrost, and [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Invisible Woman]]). [[ChekhovsGun We don't learn this for a long time,]] but Emma Frost and Invisible Woman are both played by a guy and Daredevil is a woman. Oddly enough, when Alex reveals he's a teenager, none of the other people believe him.
10th Mar '16 2:29:41 AM justanid
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragon'' has the "Reincarnation" spell, which can sometimes result in a sex change in addition to the usual species change (depending on the edition and GM), leading to this trope occurring at random.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragon'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the "Reincarnation" spell, which can sometimes result in a sex change in addition to the usual species change (depending on the edition and GM), leading to this trope occurring at random.
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