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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.
10th Mar '16 2:29:10 AM justanid
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A Cross Player is a person in either real life or a show whose online avatar or video-game/RPG character is of the opposite sex.

This is obviously not the same as a real-life CrossDresser, and also should be distinguished from CrossDressingVoices.

Named for crossplay, a subset of cosplay where one dresses as a character of the other sex.

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 [[ThirdPersonSeductress for aesthetic reasons]] (the most oft-repeated defense of crossplay is [[ThirdPersonSeductress "If I have to look at an ass all day, I'd prefer a nice one"]]) or the sake of [[TheRoleplayer RP]], or just to see the [[BreastPlate female]] [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes armor models]].

Whatever the reason, crossplayers are pretty common in modern {{MMORPG}}s, and very few people see it as a big deal. 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.

Contrast with the {{GIRL}}, when a cross player ''is'' actively pretending to be one of the other sex. See also ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet, for the (mostly) discredited phenomenon of users assuming everyone online was male. Though if you wish to use voice chat (often required for high end contents), you cannot hide your sex, no problem for most of us at least.

The term is also sometimes used to describe someone who plays a character of the opposite sex in a TabletopRPG.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] {{Cosplay}}er (although cosplayers themselves do usually use the term to describe someone cosplaying [[CrosscastRole a character of the opposite sex]]).

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A Cross Player '''Cross Player''' is a person in either real life or a show whose online avatar {{digital avatar}} or video-game/RPG character [[SpecialSnowflakeSyndrome customized video-game character]] is of the opposite sex.

This is obviously not the same as a real-life CrossDresser, and also should be distinguished The name comes from CrossDressingVoices.

Named for crossplay,
"crossplay," a subset of cosplay {{cosplay}} where one dresses as a character of the other sex.

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 [[ThirdPersonSeductress for aesthetic reasons]] (the most oft-repeated defense of crossplay is [[ThirdPersonSeductress "If I have to look at an ass all day, I'd prefer a nice one"]]) or the sake of [[TheRoleplayer RP]], or just to see the [[BreastPlate female]] [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes armor models]].

Whatever the reason, crossplayers are pretty common in modern {{MMORPG}}s, and very few people see it as a big deal.
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]].

Whatever the reason, crossplayers are pretty common in modern {{MMORPG}}s, and very few people see it as a big deal. The term is sometimes used to describe someone who plays a character of the opposite sex in a TabletopRPG.

Contrast with the {{GIRL}}, when a cross player ''is'' actively pretending to be one of the other sex. See also ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet, for the (mostly) discredited phenomenon of users assuming everyone online was male. Though if you wish to use voice chat (often required for high end contents), you cannot hide your sex, no problem for most of us at least.

The term is
male.

Obviously not the same as a real-life CrossDresser, and
also sometimes used to describe someone who plays a character of the opposite sex in a TabletopRPG.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] {{Cosplay}}er (although cosplayers themselves do usually use the term to describe someone cosplaying [[CrosscastRole a character of the opposite sex]]).
is different from CrossDressingVoices.



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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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17th Feb '16 8:44:48 PM DeisTheAlcano
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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, [[ComicBook/{{X-men}} White Queen]], and [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Invisible Woman]]). [[ChekhovsGun We don't learn this for a long time,]] but White Queen 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.
** The one playing the female heroes was a bit obvious, since he was upping the Stripperific-ness. Daredevil was more surprising.

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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, [[ComicBook/{{X-men}} White Queen]], [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk, ComicBook/EmmaFrost, and [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Invisible Woman]]). [[ChekhovsGun We don't learn this for a long time,]] but White Queen 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.
** The one playing the female heroes was a bit obvious, since he was upping the Stripperific-ness. Daredevil was more surprising.
him.



--> '''Dave:''' That was brutal!... Is there ''really'' a "SpontaneousHumanCombustion" table?
--> '''Sara''' ''(the GM):'' It had to be done. 'Bobarella' had to die.

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--> '''Dave:''' -->'''Dave:''' That was brutal!... Is there ''really'' a "SpontaneousHumanCombustion" table?
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table?\\
'''Sara''' ''(the GM):'' It had to be done. 'Bobarella' had to die.
23rd Jan '16 6:12:22 PM superkeijikun
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* In the anime of ''Anime/PhantasyStarOnline2'', Rina Izumi plays a male CAST named SORO. Itsuki also inadvertedly discovers that one party member he was playing with, who appears as a cat girl, is actually a male construction worker.
19th Dec '15 2:34:06 PM Adept
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* In Vivian Vande Velde's ''UserUnfriendly'', everyone in the main character's party is a real-life friend of his, but he doesn't know which person is behind which character. He seems to have it all figured out early on, but his assumption that the character's sex must match the player's turns out to be wrong.
* In HalfPrince, this is the main source of conflict. It's usually impossible to play as the opposite sex but the main character was the first to log in and was granted a wish for that. She wanted to be a guy.

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* In Vivian Vande Velde's ''UserUnfriendly'', ''Literature/UserUnfriendly'', everyone in the main character's party is a real-life friend of his, but he doesn't know which person is behind which character. He seems to have it all figured out early on, but his assumption that the character's sex must match the player's turns out to be wrong.
* In HalfPrince, this is the main source of conflict. It's usually impossible to play as the opposite sex but the main character was the first to log in and was granted a wish for that. She wanted to be a guy.
wrong.
15th Dec '15 12:34:15 PM nombretomado
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* One of the best visual gags in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' involves a scene showing WoW. [[spoiler:Ted met Blah-Blah online while playing WoW and the scene cuts to two characters conversing. The hulking draenei vindicator saying "we should meet up sometime..." was the girl. Ted was the one playing the scantily-clad female human clothie.]]

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* One of the best visual gags in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' involves a scene showing WoW. [=WoW=]. [[spoiler:Ted met Blah-Blah online while playing WoW [=WoW=] and the scene cuts to two characters conversing. The hulking draenei vindicator saying "we should meet up sometime..." was the girl. Ted was the one playing the scantily-clad female human clothie.]]
1st Dec '15 3:09:57 AM GravityBone
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* Podcast/DiceFunk: Austin Yorski (male) plays Anne the halfling cleric (female).

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1st Nov '15 4:52:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Anime/LuckyStar'' Konata comments on how she enjoys playing a male character in an [=MMORPG=] (RagnarokOnline or something very like it). The ''character'' is "married" to a [[{{GIRL}} female character whose player is a guy]].

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* In ''Anime/LuckyStar'' Konata comments on how she enjoys playing a male character in an [=MMORPG=] (RagnarokOnline (''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'' or something very like it). The ''character'' is "married" to a [[{{GIRL}} female character whose player is a guy]].
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