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27th Jun '17 5:44:48 PM nombretomado
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** According to TheOtherWiki, the YWCA organization is now called "World YWCA", it is independent from the YMCA and focuses more of its time now on social-services and mission-type work.

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** According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the YWCA organization is now called "World YWCA", it is independent from the YMCA and focuses more of its time now on social-services and mission-type work.
22nd Jun '17 9:20:07 AM nanakiro
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* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' gives us the Girlymatsus, a group of petty and flighty girls who form a sister''hood'' rather than be sisters.
6th Jun '17 12:04:59 PM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' ChristmasEpisode "Twas the Night Before Bumpy" had the toy robot Destructo's Christmas present being a female version of him named Destructette.
5th Jun '17 9:04:44 AM comicwriter
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* Kale from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' turns out to be one to [[spoiler: Broly]], a popular NonSerialMovie villain.
25th May '17 8:31:33 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 7'' introduces a female superior to Raven named "Master Raven".
21st May '17 6:00:46 PM nombretomado
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** In comics, this is necessary for the purposes of trademark and copyright protection, since if the comic companies don't [[AshcanCopy publish the obvious derivative characters]] then others would be legally able to do so. One well-known example of a company losing a counterpart trademark is how one of Creator/DCComics's most famous characters is ComicBook/WonderWoman, but Creator/MarvelComics was able to secure the trademark to WonderMan. Creator/StanLee specifically mentions the Wonder Woman and Wonder Man trademarks as a reason why Marvel created Spider-Woman to secure rights to the Spider-Woman trademark.

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** In comics, this is necessary for the purposes of trademark and copyright protection, since if the comic companies don't [[AshcanCopy publish the obvious derivative characters]] then others would be legally able to do so. One well-known example of a company losing a counterpart trademark is how one of Creator/DCComics's most famous characters is ComicBook/WonderWoman, but Creator/MarvelComics was able to secure the trademark to WonderMan.ComicBook/WonderMan. Creator/StanLee specifically mentions the Wonder Woman and Wonder Man trademarks as a reason why Marvel created Spider-Woman to secure rights to the Spider-Woman trademark.
17th May '17 7:54:33 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* No Wrestling/BellaTwins have worked for the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA as far as we know, however, Vendetta Pro and Ultra Championship Wrestling Zero have had matches featuring the Fella Twins. Though mostly subverted in that Tommy Puur and Chip are generally baby {{face}}s and thus don't [[TagTeamTwins switch.]] After their breakup "Boy Diva" Rick Cataldo and Eddy [=McQueen=] were quick to appropriate the gimmick in NWCY and WSU.[[/folder]]

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* No Wrestling/BellaTwins have worked for the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA as far as we know, however, Vendetta Pro and Ultra Championship Wrestling Zero have had matches featuring the Fella Twins. Though mostly subverted in that Tommy Puur and Chip are generally baby {{face}}s and thus don't [[TagTeamTwins switch.]] After their breakup "Boy Diva" Rick Cataldo and Eddy [=McQueen=] were quick to appropriate the gimmick in NWCY and WSU.WSU.
* Wrestling/ChristinaVonEerie, already a member of Las Gringas Locas (with Jennifer Blake and Sexy Star, a send up to Louie "Madonna's Boyfriend" Spicolli, Art Barr and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's Los Gringos Locos) in turn got a a spear counterpart in brother James Von Eerie, who dresses in a similar manner to her and recycles some of her lesser used looks, such as SunglassesAtNight.
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17th May '17 7:03:06 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/Persona3 Portable'' subverts this with its Female Protagonist route. While she shares the male protagonist's Wild Card power.

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* ''VideoGame/Persona3 Portable'' subverts this with its Female Protagonist route. While Though she shares the male protagonist's Wild Card power.power and has a gender-flipped version of his starting Persona, she's otherwise ''very'' different from him; the male is blue-haired, wields swords, and is stoic to the point of occasionally bordering on apathetic, while the female is auburn-haired, wields [[BladeOnAStick naginatas]], and is a PluckyGirl who is determinedly cheerful and energetic.
17th May '17 6:44:47 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', Yuriko Omega is the Japanese Schoolgirl version of Yuri from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2''.
** Being that, while they are both given as having psychic powers, Yuri mind controls, while Yuriko tosses things around with her mind, this might not exactly qualify. Their personalities are also different.
** Going back to the original games, Tanya is a GunsAkimbo ActionGirl version of the ''Tiberium'' series Commando.
*** ''Yuri's Revenge'', in adding Yuri's faction as playable in skirmish mode, introduced the "Virus" unit, basically a female version of the British-exclusive Sniper. ''Red Alert 3'' continued that with the Soviet hero character Natasha. Additionally, ''Yuri's Revenge'' had Boris, the Soviet equivalent of Tanya with different strengths and weaknesses (can destroy buildings without having to reach them, but can't [or refuses to] swim).

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries'':
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In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', Yuriko Omega is the Japanese Schoolgirl version of Yuri from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2''.
** Being that,
''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2''. That said, while they are both given as having psychic powers, Yuri mind controls, mind-controls, while Yuriko tosses things around with her mind, this might not exactly qualify.mind. Their personalities are also different.
** Going back to the original games, ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert 1'' and ''2'', Tanya is a GunsAkimbo ActionGirl version of the ''Tiberium'' series ''CommandAndConquerTiberium'' series's Commando.
*** ''Yuri's Revenge'', ** ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert 2 Yuri's Revenge]]'', in adding Yuri's faction as playable in skirmish mode, introduced the "Virus" unit, basically a female version of the British-exclusive Sniper. ''Red Alert 3'' continued that with the Soviet hero character Natasha. Additionally, ''Yuri's Revenge'' had Boris, the Soviet equivalent of Tanya with different strengths and weaknesses (can destroy buildings without having to reach them, but can't [or refuses to] swim).



* It's not a straight example, but the ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]]'' comics had Soontir Fel, best pilot in the Empire since Vader's death, part of an elite squadron, eventually getting shot with a Y-Wing's ion cannon, being captured, and switching sides to fly in Rogue Squadron. The first ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron'' game, the only one which didn't cling to the movies for characters and missions, had Kasan Moor, excellent pilot and rare female Imperial, part of an elite squadron, eventually getting shot with a Y-Wing's ion cannon, defecting, and switching sides to fly in Rogue Squadron. Her creator has said he was trying to make someone like Fel, and was a little sad to see that while Fel's role is always increasing, Kasan Moor lingers in the limbo of all [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Star Wars EU characters]] introduced in video games that don't involve [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Revan]] or [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Kyle Katarn]], and has been used exactly once since. In another video game. Though at least it's [[VideoGame/EmpireAtWar one from a different studio]], unlike every other character stuck in that limbo.

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* ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron'': It's not a straight example, but the ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]]'' comics had Soontir Fel, best pilot in the Empire since Vader's death, death and part of an elite squadron, eventually getting shot with a Y-Wing's ion cannon, being captured, and switching sides to fly in Rogue Squadron. The first ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron'' game, the only one which didn't cling to the movies for characters and missions, had Kasan Moor, an excellent pilot and rare female Imperial, Imperial who was part of an elite squadron, eventually getting shot with a Y-Wing's ion cannon, defecting, and switching sides to fly in Rogue Squadron. Her creator has said he was trying to make someone like Fel, and was a little sad to see that while Fel's role is was always increasing, Kasan Moor lingers lingered in the limbo of containing all [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Star Wars EU characters]] the ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' characters introduced in video games that don't involve who weren't involved with [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Revan]] or [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Kyle Katarn]], and has been used exactly once since. In another video game. Though at least it's [[VideoGame/EmpireAtWar another video game]] (though at least it's one from a different studio]], studio, unlike every other character stuck in that limbo.limbo).



* ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'' had two new [[MissionControl Navigators]] to accompany Alia, a mainstay since the fifth game. Sure enough, all three of them can be unlocked as playable characters, Distaff Counterparts of the three heroes, having similar playstyles: Alia --> X, Layer --> Zero, and Pallette --> Axl. All they need to think about now is a distaff counterpart to Sigma. Better yet, they ''shouldn't''.
** There's always Lumine--no, wait. [[ViewerGenderConfusion False alarm]].

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* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
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''VideoGame/MegaManX8'' had two new [[MissionControl Navigators]] to accompany Alia, a mainstay since the fifth ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' game. Sure enough, all three of them can be unlocked as playable characters, Distaff Counterparts of the three heroes, having similar playstyles: Alia --> X, Layer --> Zero, and Pallette --> Axl. All they need to think about now is a distaff counterpart to Sigma. [[BigBad Sigma]]. Better yet, they ''shouldn't''.
** There's
''shouldn't''. (Well, there is always Lumine--no, wait. [[ViewerGenderConfusion False alarm]].)



* [[VideoGame/StarCraft Kerrigan]] -- [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Arthas]]
** They start out, and remain for the respective campaigns that introduces them, a bit too different to be called distaff counterparts. Then they get a bit more things in common, and keep on picking similarities up over the course of the following campaigns and the expansions until this trope fits fairly well.



* The Protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has the Female Protagonist. She also has the male's Wild Card power.
* [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Fenris]] -- [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Jack]]

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* The ''VideoGame/Persona3 Portable'' subverts this with its Female Protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has route. While she shares the Female Protagonist. She also has the male's male protagonist's Wild Card power.
* [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Fenris]] -- [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Jack]]
power.



* VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} is a female combination of [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Dante]] and [[VideoGame/GodHand Gene]]. Not surprising, considering Creator/HidekiKamiya directed the original ''Devil May Cry'' and many of his cohorts at Creator/PlatinumGames worked on ''God Hand'' when they were Clover Studios.



** Lucina is deliberately this to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia the original game]]'s Marth, including going by his name early on in the game.
** Morgan from the same game also counts. Morgan can be male or female, but they serve the same purpose: in this case, female Morgan is a perfect mirror of her father, the male Avatar. Both wear the same robe, have the same backstory (they were stricken with amnesia and discovered and recruited by Chrom's Shepherds), and in-game they share the Tactician and Grandmaster classes, which are exclusive to the Avatar and his/her children (and Streetpass/Einherjar characters, but they're non-canon), and have the unique capacity to reclass into any other class in the game (except the female-exclusive Pegasus Rider line for males and the male-exclusive Barbarian line for females).

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** Lucina is deliberately this to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia the original game]]'s Marth, Marth from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight'', including going by his name early on in the game.
game. After all, [[spoiler:Lucina is a direct descendant of Marth]].
** Morgan from the same game also counts. Morgan They can be male or female, but they serve the same purpose: in this case, female Morgan is a perfect mirror of her father, the male Avatar. Both wear the same robe, have the same backstory (they were stricken with amnesia and discovered and recruited by Chrom's Shepherds), and in-game they share the Tactician and Grandmaster classes, which are exclusive to the Avatar and his/her children (and Streetpass/Einherjar characters, but they're non-canon), and have the unique capacity to reclass into any other class in the game (except the female-exclusive Pegasus Rider line for males and the male-exclusive Barbarian line for females).
14th May '17 2:28:05 PM Rorosilky5
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*** Sun ↔ Moon (''Sun'' / ''Moon'')
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