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13th Jun '17 4:58:56 PM MagBas
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* Used (somehow) completely straight in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', where Quark has to [[strike:dress up as]] [[WeWillNotUseStageMakeUpInTheFuture undergo surgery to become]] a woman in order to impress someone who can restore an ally of his to power. Every aspect of this trope is invoked, so much so that even his ''brother'' finds him attractive, plus the actual subject of the ruse. This is [[JustifiedTrope partially justified]] because obviously Ferengi have different standards of beauty than humans and it's possible that Quark might be an attractive one after all. On the other hand, the episode is [[UnfortunateImplications awful anyway]] and [[FanonDiscontinuity most fans prefer not to think about it]].

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* Used (somehow) completely straight in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', where Quark has to [[strike:dress up as]] [[WeWillNotUseStageMakeUpInTheFuture undergo surgery to become]] a woman in order to impress someone who can restore an ally of his to power. Every aspect of this trope is invoked, so much so that even his ''brother'' finds him attractive, plus the actual subject of the ruse. This is [[JustifiedTrope partially justified]] because obviously Ferengi have different standards of beauty than humans and it's possible that Quark might be an attractive one after all. On the other hand, the episode is [[UnfortunateImplications awful anyway]] and [[FanonDiscontinuity most fans prefer not to think about it]].
10th Jun '17 3:53:13 PM CaptEquinox
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* Rochester does this in ''Literature/JaneEyre''. He's supposed to be Mother Bunches, a gypsy FortuneTeller. When "she" lets on that Rochester isn't as wealthy as he seems, Blanche gets upset. "She" seems to know so much about all the guests that Jane suspects "she" may be Grace Poole, and isn't too surprised to catch on that it's really her boss.
4th Jun '17 3:15:19 AM Skuld
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* ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' has a story that adapts the [[Myth/NorseMythology Thrymskvitha poem]]. This means that, yes, Thor has to dress in a pink wedding gown and pose as Thyrm's bride-to-be while Loki bends over backward explaining why "Freya" is 7 feet tall and just as broad across the shoulders. At least he didn't have to explain away a beard in this version.

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* ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' has a story that adapts the [[Myth/NorseMythology Thrymskvitha poem]]. This means that, yes, Thor has to dress in a pink wedding gown and pose as Thyrm's bride-to-be while Loki bends over backward explaining why "Freya" "Freyja" is 7 feet tall and just as broad across the shoulders. At least he didn't have to explain away a beard in this version.



* Myth/NorseMythology: In the ''Literature/PoeticEdda'' ("Thrymskvida"), Thor disguises himself as the fertility goddess Freya in order to retrieve his hammer after the king of the giants steals it, and demands her hand in marriage in exchange for its return. Being part of an oral tradition, HilarityEnsues quite often in the retellings as Loki, playing the part of "Freya's" chaperone, has to maintain his cover by coming up with increasingly convoluted explanations for why the dainty, feminine goddess can eat a cow, drink a barrel of mead, has a ''beard'', and so forth.

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* Myth/NorseMythology: In the ''Literature/PoeticEdda'' ("Thrymskvida"), Thor disguises himself as the fertility goddess Freya Freyja in order to retrieve his hammer after the king of the giants steals it, and demands her hand in marriage in exchange for its return. Being part of an oral tradition, HilarityEnsues quite often in the retellings as Loki, playing the part of "Freya's" "Freyja's" chaperone, has to maintain his cover by coming up with increasingly convoluted explanations for why the dainty, feminine goddess can eat a cow, drink a barrel of mead, has a ''beard'', and so forth.
29th May '17 10:21:31 PM nombretomado
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* [[YoungDracula Eric van Helsing.]] He doesn't even bother to shave first, for chripes' sake.

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* [[YoungDracula [[Series/YoungDracula Eric van Helsing.]] He doesn't even bother to shave first, for chripes' sake.
20th May '17 9:20:15 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse has an episode where this trope is taken UpToEleven. Not only does main character Lincoln spend a good part of the episode dressed as little sister Lily, who is under a year old, while eldest sister Lori is forced to wear his clothes ([[ItMakesSenseInContext for reasons]]) but Lincoln turns out to have ''copies of all of his sisters' standard attire just in case he needs to dress as one of them''.
14th May '17 7:28:42 AM Kakai
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In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'' short story ''Extracurricular Activities'', Jedao ends up crossdressing to escape the Gwa prison, as the only person he knocks out whose clothes match his size is a woman.

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* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'' short story ''Extracurricular Activities'', Jedao ends up crossdressing to escape the Gwa prison, as the only person he knocks out whose clothes match his size is a woman.
14th May '17 7:28:10 AM Kakai
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In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'' short story ''Extracurricular Activities'', Jedao ends up crossdressing to escape the Gwa prison, as the only person he knocks out whose clothes match his size is a woman.
2nd May '17 11:16:26 AM darkemyst
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** In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story, Tim Drake had to disguise himself as a female medical student to obtain samples from a hospital. Alfred explains that Tim was too young to pull off a male med student. Tim was not happy about it:

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** In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story, [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake Drake]] had to disguise himself as a female medical student to obtain samples from a hospital. Alfred explains that Tim was too young to pull off a male med student. Tim was not happy about it:
27th Mar '17 6:08:28 PM Mullon
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Gerudo Town, a town where only women are allowed to visit. To get inside, Link has to dress up in the same garb as the Gerudos. The person who sells him the clothes finds Link very adorable after the clothing change and it doesn't (or does?) help that Link is already a pretty boy by default.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Gerudo Town, a town where only women are allowed to visit. To get inside, Link has to dress up in the same garb as the Gerudos. The person who sells him the clothes finds Link very adorable after the clothing change and it doesn't (or does?) help helps that Link is already a pretty boy by default.
11th Mar '17 10:40:33 AM nombretomado
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* In FanFic/GraveMentor, [[MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch Seira]] disguises Michel this way, and tells him he looks feminine enough that it would raise questions if he tried to pass as a man.

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* In FanFic/GraveMentor, [[MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch ''FanFic/GraveMentor'', [[Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch Seira]] disguises Michel this way, and tells him he looks feminine enough that it would raise questions if he tried to pass as a man.
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