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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' MobilePhoneGame ''Pocket Mortys'', one of the AlternateUniverse version of Morty is a female version named Morticia. According to the in-game description, [[ForWantOfANail she is the result of]] her motherís womb being 32.54 degrees Fahrenheit degrees warmer during the early stages of gastrulation. The moon was also 384,900km away.
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* ''WesternAnimation/SheZow'' has [=DudePow=], his gender-flipped alternate dimension counterpart who [[SweetPollyOliver dons a male costume]] instead.
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' -- ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Aphrodite A, Diana A and Minerva X]]''
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' -- ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger Venus A]]''
*** Similarly, in the ''Manga/MazingerAngels'' manga (a spoof of ''Series/CharliesAngels'') the main characters are Sayaka, Jun, Hikaru and Maria, piloting Aphrodite A, Venus A, Diana A and Minerva X, respectively. It's like your usual {{Crossover}} blending ''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', but GenderFlipped: the male pilots and their robots are nowhere to be seen, and the main characters are the female leads and robots.
* [[Anime/GetterRobo Getter-1]] -- [[Anime/GetterRobo Getter Q]]
** As well, [[Anime/GetterRobo Getter-2]] -- Getter Shou/Neo Getter-2
* [[Manga/SoulEater Soul Eater (Manga)]]: The whole Spartoi group.-- When the group goes into [[spoiler:the Book of Eibon after Noah and Kido-kun, the first chapter, "Lust"]] turns the males female and vice versa. They then make comments on how odd they look, until a team of [[{{Nosebleed}} Female Succubus]] come and try to defeat them.

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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' -- ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Aphrodite A, Diana A In chapter 98 of ''Manga/AiKora'', Maeda runs into a girl named Chizuru who turns out to be a "parts lover" like him... and Minerva X]]''
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' -- ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger Venus A]]''
*** Similarly, in
happens to think he has really sexy ''hands''.
* ''Manga/AoiHouse'' = [[GirlsLove Uri]] [[YuriFan House]].
* Manga/BlackJack = Ray, from
the ''Manga/MazingerAngels'' manga (a spoof and anime series of ''Series/CharliesAngels'') the main characters same name.
* Anime/CaptainHarlock has two within the works of creator Creator/LeijiMatsumoto. Fellow space pirate Anime/QueenEmeraldas has the same scar across her face while Captain Bainas (from ''Anime/{{Ozuma}}'') has the messy red hair. Both also happen to be badass captains who have a penchant for {{badass cape}}s.
* ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' was originally created as a distaff counterpart to ''Series/WarriorOfLoveRainbowman''.
* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' has an interesting InUniverse use. A series of {{stinger}} skits called ''High School Girls
are Sayaka, Jun, Hikaru Funky'' features Habara, Yanagi and Maria, piloting Aphrodite A, Venus A, Diana A Ikushima, three girls who look, act and Minerva X, respectively. It's talk remarkably like your usual {{Crossover}} blending ''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', but GenderFlipped: the male pilots and their robots are nowhere to be seen, male counterparts Tadakuni, Hidenori and the main characters are the female leads and robots.
Yoshitake, respectively.
* [[Anime/GetterRobo Getter-1]] -- [[Anime/GetterRobo Getter Q]]
** As well, [[Anime/GetterRobo Getter-2]] -- Getter Shou/Neo Getter-2
* [[Manga/SoulEater Soul Eater (Manga)]]: The whole Spartoi group.-- When the group goes
''Manga/DevilmanLady'' was spawned from ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'', although it evolved into [[spoiler:the Book its own strange series. Since that name kind of Eibon after Noah and Kido-kun, the first chapter, "Lust"]] turns the males female and vice versa. They then doesn't make comments on how odd they look, until a team much sense, the official English version of [[{{Nosebleed}} Female Succubus]] come and try to defeat them.the anime is called ''The Devil Lady''.
** This was at least partially the inspiration for ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}} Lady'' - though in that case, it's an alternate universe where everyone is gender-flipped except Meat. Instead of being about the world's beefiest buffoon, it's about the world's ditziest bimbo. Joining the "stupid, inherently contradictory name" race is Kinnikuman Lady's bestest pal Terryman Girl.



* ''Manga/DevilmanLady'' was spawned from ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'', although it evolved into its own strange series. Since that name kind of doesn't make much sense, the official English version of the anime is called ''The Devil Lady''.
** This was at least partially the inspiration for ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}} Lady'' - though in that case, it's an alternate universe where everyone is gender-flipped except Meat. Instead of being about the world's beefiest buffoon, it's about the world's ditziest bimbo. Joining the "stupid, inherently contradictory name" race is Kinnikuman Lady's bestest pal Terryman Girl.
* In chapter 98 of ''Manga/AiKora'', Maeda runs into a girl named Chizuru who turns out to be a "parts lover" like him... and happens to think he has really sexy ''hands''.
* ''Manga/AoiHouse'' = [[GirlsLove Uri]] [[YuriFan House]].
* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
** Misa Amane (female) is Light's first blindly loyal [[TheDragon Dragon]] with [[RedEyesTakeWarning shinigami eyes]]. Teru Mikami (male) is [[spoiler:Light's ''second'' blindly loyal [[TheDragon Dragon]] with [[RedEyesTakeWarning shinigami eyes]] - complete with the exact same Death Note used by Misa!]]
** The series itself has a distaff counterpart in ''Anime/HellGirl''.
* ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' was originally created as a distaff counterpart to ''Series/WarriorOfLoveRainbowman''.
* Manga/BlackJack = Ray, from the manga and anime series of the same name.
* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' has an interesting InUniverse use. A series of {{stinger}} skits called ''High School Girls are Funky'' features Habara, Yanagi and Ikushima, three girls who look, act and talk remarkably like their male counterparts Tadakuni, Hidenori and Yoshitake, respectively.
* Anime/CaptainHarlock has two within the works of creator Creator/LeijiMatsumoto. Fellow space pirate Anime/QueenEmeraldas has the same scar across her face while Captain Bainas (from ''Anime/{{Ozuma}}'') has the messy red hair. Both also happen to be badass captains who have a penchant for {{badass cape}}s.



* While both are genderless, the Mewtwo in [[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened the 16th Pokémon movie]] is more feminine than the more masculine one seen in [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first one]]. It is also more of a pure hero, while the one in the Kanto movies was more of an AntiHero.
* Flamenco Girl from ''Anime/SamuraiFlamenco''. In a rare subversion, she's actually [[HypercompetentSidekick far more competent and effective than her male counterpart]].
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has Momo Hinamori's NiceGirl to Hanataro Yamada's NiceGuy.

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* While both are genderless, the Mewtwo in [[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened the 16th Pokémon movie]] is more feminine than the more masculine one seen in [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first one]]. It is also more of a pure hero, while the one in the Kanto movies was more of an AntiHero.
* Flamenco Girl from ''Anime/SamuraiFlamenco''. In a rare subversion, she's actually [[HypercompetentSidekick far more competent and effective than her male counterpart]].
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has Momo Hinamori's NiceGirl to Hanataro Yamada's NiceGuy.
[[Anime/GetterRobo Getter-1]] -- [[Anime/GetterRobo Getter Q]]
** As well, [[Anime/GetterRobo Getter-2]] -- Getter Shou/Neo Getter-2



* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' -- ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Aphrodite A, Diana A and Minerva X]]''
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' -- ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger Venus A]]''
** Similarly, in the ''Manga/MazingerAngels'' manga (a spoof of ''Series/CharliesAngels'') the main characters are Sayaka, Jun, Hikaru and Maria, piloting Aphrodite A, Venus A, Diana A and Minerva X, respectively. It's like your usual {{Crossover}} blending ''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', but GenderFlipped: the male pilots and their robots are nowhere to be seen, and the main characters are the female leads and robots.



* While both are genderless, the Mewtwo in [[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened the 16th Pokémon movie]] is more feminine than the more masculine one seen in [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first one]]. It is also more of a pure hero, while the one in the Kanto movies was more of an AntiHero.
* Flamenco Girl from ''Anime/SamuraiFlamenco''. In a rare subversion, she's actually [[HypercompetentSidekick far more competent and effective than her male counterpart]].
* [[Manga/SoulEater Soul Eater (Manga)]]: The whole Spartoi group.-- When the group goes into [[spoiler:the Book of Eibon after Noah and Kido-kun, the first chapter, "Lust"]] turns the males female and vice versa. They then make comments on how odd they look, until a team of [[{{Nosebleed}} Female Succubus]] come and try to defeat them.



* In Italy ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'' Daisy get a superhero alter ego, Paperinika who is a female counterpart of Paperinik (Duck Avenger), the famous Donald alter ego. Like Donald, she take this identity initially just to avenge personal sorpruse. While the character was prominent in Brazilian comics in the '80s, in Italy was quickly DemotedToExtra because are AlwaysSomeoneBetter to Donald and an unlikeable StrawFeminist. Thankfull this trait is dropped in the modern appearances.



* Alois Trancy from ''Manga/BlackButler'' is a male FilleFatale.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Misa Amane (female) is Light's first blindly loyal [[TheDragon Dragon]] with [[RedEyesTakeWarning shinigami eyes]]. Teru Mikami (male) is [[spoiler:Light's ''second'' blindly loyal [[TheDragon Dragon]] with [[RedEyesTakeWarning shinigami eyes]] - complete with the exact same Death Note used by Misa!]]



* The title character of ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' has a Spear Counterpart in Tatsuhiko Shido from ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}''.

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* The title character In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', while Nanoha and Fate get their own [[TheRival rivals]] in form of ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' has a Spear Counterpart Vita and Signum, Yuuno and Arf get [[DistaffCounterpart Distaff/Spear Counterparts]] in Tatsuhiko Shido from ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}''.form of Shamal and Zafira. Arf and Zafira are both wolves who can transform into humanoids and are rivals, who handle their battles with GoodOldFisticuffs.



* Alois Trancy from BlackButler is a male FilleFatale.
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', while Nanoha and Fate get their own [[TheRival rivals]] in form of Vita and Signum, Yuuno and Arf get [[DistaffCounterpart Distaff/Spear Counterparts]] in form of Shamal and Zafira. Arf and Zafira are both wolves who can transform into humanoids and are rivals, who handle their battles with GoodOldFisticuffs.


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* The title character of ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' has a Spear Counterpart in Tatsuhiko Shido from ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}''.
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* The ''Terminator'' comic "End Game" has Jane Connor, which is apparently what you get if Sarah Connor gives birth in a hospital. The birth of Jane Connor apparently cuts the war against Skynet's timeline in half, with the humans winning earlier.

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* The ''Terminator'' Immensely common in comic "End Game" has Jane Connor, which is apparently what you get if Sarah Connor gives birth in a hospital. books. The birth of Jane Connor apparently cuts first one was probably Mary Marvel, spun off from DC's Captain Marvel in the war against Skynet's timeline in half, 1940s, and it continues to the present day, with characters like ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, ComicBook/SheHulk, ComicBook/SpiderWoman and Stargirl (both a female Star-Spangled Kid and a female Starman). Some of these are also {{Legacy Character}}s. They can also exist in {{Alternate Universe Fic}}s that are written by fans or {{Elseworlds}} published by the humans winning earlier. companies themselves, where different female characters receive the CallToAdventure in lieu of their male counterparts in the mainstream universes.
** 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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* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' featured several issues where the team recruited distaff counterparts from alternate dimensions.



* Immensely common in comic books. The first one was probably Mary Marvel, spun off from DC's Captain Marvel in the 1940s, and it continues to the present day, with characters like ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, ComicBook/SheHulk, ComicBook/SpiderWoman and Stargirl (both a female Star-Spangled Kid and a female Starman). Some of these are also {{Legacy Character}}s. They can also exist in {{Alternate Universe Fic}}s that are written by fans or {{Elseworlds}} published by the companies themselves, where different female characters receive the CallToAdventure in lieu of their male counterparts in the mainstream universes.
** 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.
** Marvel tends to subvert the trope more than DC.
*** Despite the similar name, Spider-Woman is not a spin-off of Spider-Man. She does not resemble Spider-Man, and the characters have nothing to do with each other. (Though, like all Marvel Universe characters, they occasionally cross paths.)
*** Comicbook/MsMarvel, although starting as a distaff counterpart of [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]], has now taken the Captain Marvel title herself, and is more important to the Marvel universe than the original Captain Marvel ever was (making her more of a successor, rather than a spin-off). [Note that this is referring to Marvel's ''Captain Marvel'', not DC's ''Captain Marvel'' (which spawned the distaff counterpoint Mary Marvel, as mentioned above).]
** ''Hawk and Dove'' started out with the protagonists (two brothers) as a SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan. They were replaced by a TomboyAndGirlyGirl (though the Girly Girl had been teaming up with the Manly Man since Post-Crisis - and, as of ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'', they're [[StatusQuoIsGod back to that situation]]).
** Some of the distaff counterparts are very obscure, like Element Girl, the female ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}. She is mostly known for being saved by Death from a sad and lonely existence in ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. Since then she has made another appearance outside of DC continuity in ''ComicBook/WednesdayComics''.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Element_Girl#Wednesday_Comics]] The concept has since been recycled in the form of Element Woman, a new [[AffirmativeActionLegacy Korean American successor]] to Element Girl.
** One particularly shameless example is Thor Girl, obviously a counterpart to [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]. What makes it silly is that "Thor" isn't a superhero alias, it's just Thor's name. Putting "Girl" on the end of it is roughly equivalent to calling Supergirl "Clark Kent Girl" or Spider-Woman "Peter Parker Woman".
*** And then Loki had to go and one-up this; he became his OWN DistaffCounterpart for awhile by stealing the reincarnation body intended for Sif.
*** The new Thor in 2014 following ComicBook/OriginalSin is female...but because she wields Mjolnir and is worthy, she ''is'' Thor. Which is still confusing, since it's a name rather than a title.

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* Immensely common in comic books. The first one was probably Mary Marvel, spun off from DC's Captain Marvel in the 1940s, and it continues to the present day, with characters like ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, ComicBook/SheHulk, ComicBook/SpiderWoman and Stargirl (both a female Star-Spangled Kid and a female Starman). Some of these are also {{Legacy Character}}s. They can also exist in {{Alternate Universe Fic}}s that are written by fans or {{Elseworlds}} published by the companies themselves, where different female characters receive the CallToAdventure in lieu of their male counterparts in the mainstream universes.
** 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.
** Marvel tends to subvert the trope more than DC.
*** Despite the similar name, Spider-Woman is not a spin-off of Spider-Man. She does not resemble Spider-Man, and the characters have nothing to do with each other. (Though, like all Marvel Universe characters, they occasionally cross paths.)
*** Comicbook/MsMarvel, although starting as a distaff counterpart of [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]], has now taken the Captain Marvel title herself, and is more important to the Marvel universe than the original Captain Marvel ever was (making her more of a successor, rather than a spin-off). [Note that this is referring to Marvel's ''Captain Marvel'', not DC's ''Captain Marvel'' (which spawned the distaff counterpoint Mary Marvel, as mentioned above).]
**
''Hawk and Dove'' started out with the protagonists (two brothers) as a SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan. They were replaced by a TomboyAndGirlyGirl (though the Girly Girl had been teaming up with the Manly Man since Post-Crisis - and, as of ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'', they're [[StatusQuoIsGod back to that situation]]).
** Some of the distaff counterparts are very obscure, like * Element Girl, the female ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}. She is mostly known for being saved by Death from a sad and lonely existence in ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. Since then she has made another appearance outside of DC continuity in ''ComicBook/WednesdayComics''.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Element_Girl#Wednesday_Comics]] The concept has since been recycled in the form of Element Woman, a new [[AffirmativeActionLegacy Korean American successor]] to Element Girl.
** One particularly shameless example is Thor Girl, obviously a counterpart to [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]. What makes it silly is that "Thor" isn't a superhero alias, it's just Thor's name. Putting "Girl" on the end of it is roughly equivalent to calling Supergirl "Clark Kent Girl" or Spider-Woman "Peter Parker Woman".
*** And then Loki had to go and one-up this; he became his OWN DistaffCounterpart for awhile by stealing the reincarnation body intended for Sif.
*** The new Thor in 2014 following ComicBook/OriginalSin is female...but because she wields Mjolnir and is worthy, she ''is'' Thor. Which is still confusing, since it's a name rather than a title.
Girl.



* Marvel has just one-upped itself. Not content to merely turn the Hulk's nemesis Thunderbolt Ross into a palette swapped EvilCounterpart of the Hulk -- ComicBook/RedHulk, aka Rulk -- they turned his daughter Betty into a Red She-Hulk, making her both a DistaffCounterpart of the Hulk's EvilCounterpart ''and'' an EvilCounterpart of the Hulk's DistaffCounterpart!
* In ''TheUltimates'', there's the Giant-Woman Squad, an entire unit of female ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agents with costumes and abilities patterned after those of [[ComicBook/AntMan Giant-Man]].



* The graphic novel ''ComicBook/{{Camelot 3000}}'' features Sir Tristan reincarnated as a woman, forcing him to re-examine his medieval views toward gender roles, especially since the feelings between him and Isolde, also reincarnated as a woman, are unchanged. Their enduring passion for each other ultimately transcends gender, and the two remain together.



* In [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks the '90s]], the producers of the ''Zorro'' comics introduced spin-off character Lady Rawhide, who, although sharing his quest for justice, was otherwise decidedly '''not''' a distaff counterpart. In the interest of being accurate to the Wild West setting, she was [[MostCommonSuperpower rather plain]] and wore a [[{{Stripperiffic}} demure, tasteful costume]]. Or not.



* ComicBook/SheHulk -- made following rumors at the time that CBS was planning on making a spin-off of the wildly successful Hulk TV series starring a female Hulk. Marvel wouldn't see any royalties from that unless they had a trademark on "female Hulk", so they created She-Hulk. ([[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2015/01/30/comic-book-legends-revealed-508/ Contrary to popular belief]], this wasn't due to a sketch on ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' with a female Hulk, which aired over a year after She-Hulk was created.)
** The same is true for ComicBook/SpiderWoman who was created when Marvel found out that Creator/{{Filmation}} was going to create their own super heroine with that name.
* Sharon Ventura aka Ms. Marvel II who became a female version of the Fantastic Four's Thing. She doesn't like the codename She-Thing.
** The Comicbook/MarvelNOW ''[[Comicbook/FantasticFour FF]]'' series introduces Miss Thing, a young woman in a Thing costume.
* Franchise/SpiderMan has had five different [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Spider-Women]] (Jessica Drew, Julia Carpenter, Mattie Franklin, Charlotte Witter and an AlternateUniverse Gwen Stacy), two different [[ComicBook/SpiderGirl Spider-Girls]] (May Parker and Anya Corazon), and the heroine Silk (Cindy Moon), who has the same powers as Peter but chose her own codename. Interestingly, the first two Spider-Women, Jessica and Julia, have origins completely unrelated to Spider-Man and never even met him until after they were already established.
-->"All the ladies just want to be me, I guess."\\
-- '''Spider-Man''', ''Incredible Hercules'' #139
* American Dream, in the ''ComicBook/MarvelComics2'' universe May Parker's ComicBook/SpiderGirl comes from, is a distaff Captain America. A little more than half of the heroes in this 'verse are heroines, in fact.
** On the subject of Captain America distaffs, Dani Cage (the daughter of ComicBook/LukeCage and ComicBook/JessicaJones) is the new Captain America in ''Ultron Forever'', while a woman named Roberta Mendez is the new Captain America in the {{Marvel 2099}} timeline.
** A villainous example from ''ComicBook/MarvelComics2'' is Magneta, a female version of ComicBook/{{Magneto}} with her own Sisterhood of Evil Mutants. And then there's [[PsychoElectro Aftershock]], the daughter of Electro, an enemy of ComicBook/SpiderGirl who's picked up the feud their fathers had.
** The Ladyhawk twins, who were inspired by (and wear costumes patterned after) ComicBook/TheFalcon.
* Rikki Barnes started off as (essentially) the female version of Captain America's sidekick ComicBook/{{Bucky| Barnes}}.
* Sunfire's little sister Sunpyre, who had a costume and powerset nearly identical to those of her brother.



* ComicBook/{{X23}}, the OppositeSexClone and daughter of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}.
** She's this to {{ComicBook/Daken}} as well, possibly even more so than with her father.
* Rachel Alves, the female partner from Creator/GregRucka's run on ComicBook/ThePunisher. She wears the exact same outfit as her male counterpart, with very little skin showing. [[spoiler:Rucka's run ended with Alves hauled off to prison after accidentally killing an innocent cop, and his concluding "War Zone" miniseries has Frank freeing her to carry on the mission in Los Angeles.]]
** However, she's only the second female Punisher. The first was Lynn Michaels, an ex-cop turned vigilante.



* Several of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'''s villains have had this done to them. A female Vietnamese scientist was transformed into Quicksand (and ironically started out fighting ComicBook/TheMightyThor), Doctor Octopus has Lady Octopus as his girlfriend/student/successor, Kraven the Hunter's wife and daughter have taken up his mantle, Scorpia acquired superhuman powers and a mechanical tail similar to those used by the Scorpion, and among the several people who've taken up the mantle of Jack O' Lantern is Maguire "Maggie" Beck.
** Not to mention newcomer Lady Stilt-Man. Who has since dropped the "Lady" despite remaining a lady.
** Oddly enough, Lizard's distaff counterpart Komodo does double duty as both this and as a [[EvilCounterpart good counterpart]].
** The Comicbook/{{Venom}} symbiote once took a female host, known as She-Venom. A clone of the symbiote has had two hosts, both female - one called She-Venom (again) and one called Mania.
* Namora and Namorita to Namor the ComicBook/SubMariner. All [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human and half-Atlantean]], part of the Atlantean minority of being born pink skinned (although Namorita would later develop blue skin), with FlyingBrick power set, raised within the Atlantean royal family and more importantly all known more for their connections to other hero groups than their solo adventures.



* So you know SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}? There's also a female Deadpool in another universe. Named Wanda Wilson, her official name in her timeline is Deadpool as well. But she's also called Lady Deadpool, in the same way that "Zombie Deadpool's Head" is called Headpool.
** In one issue, Deadpool was being coerced into joining a team of Canadian superheroes. First came the hockey-themed Puckman. Then, there was... [[IncrediblyLamePun Ms. Puckman]].
** As of Comicbook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel, there's now Gwenpool, who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the name implies]], is a {{Composite|Character}} Deadpool and Gwen Stacy.



* Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} briefly served as the Mandarin's distaff, fittingly named Lady Mandarin.



* For a brief period Polaris became this to ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, complete with a [[GenderedOutfit feminized]] [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/1133/81995-34640-polaris_super.jpg variant of his costume.]]
* ComicBook/StrontiumDog -> Durham Red (whose first solo story was called "Strontium Bitch").
* Gamma Corps Black is a trio of Distaff Counterparts to Hulk villains. Aberration (Female Abomination), Axon (Female Zzazz) and Morass (Female Glob).
** That first one is a little redundant, since the Gamma Corps proper already has Mess, a female counterpart to the Abomination.
* ComicBook/{{Galactus}} now has a ''daughter'' called Galacta, who is essentially the same concept, if less powerful, [[PlanetEater pickier about her diet]], and considerably more adorable. Think ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' (same creator), but replace Emp's image issues with food issues and a daddy complex.
* The lead character of Creator/CrossGen's ''Sigil'' was a man called Samandahl Ray. Marvel's relaunch starred a girl named Samantha Ray.
* Near the end of ''ComicBook/QuantumAndWoody'', Quantum ends up partnered with a female black lesbian version of Woody.
* Spygirl is this to ''ComicBook/SpyBoy''.
* NOW Comics ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' had a female Kato, who went on to become the Hornet-inspired Crimson Wasp.
* The 2011 ''ComicBook/GhostRider'' was a woman named Alejandra.
* ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'' universe has a triad of both Distaff and Spear Counterparts: The Darkness itself is a male entity in a male host and is diametrically opposed to the Angelus which is a female entity in a female host. In between the two is the ''Witchblade'', a male entity in a female host.
* In the pages of ''Marvel Age Magazine'', Creator/FredHembeck introduced a Distaff Counterpart to Brother Voodoo, appropriately named Sister Voodoo.
* The villain ComicBook/{{Thanos}} briefly created Terraxia the Terrible during his run in ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet, in an attempt to replace Death as his consort. Terraxia was an AmazonianBeauty female version of himself (she has the same purple skin, black empty eyes and wrinkled chin, as well as dresses in similar gold and blue). She apparently had all of his (non-Infinity Gauntlet) powers as well, including Thanos' strength, in that she was easily able to [[spoiler:slay Iron Man and Spider-Man.]]
* For a while ComicBook/PepperPotts was a Distaff Counterpart to ComicBook/IronMan, under the name Rescue. While her armour was destroyed, she still has implanted repulsor-tech, giving her a few Iron Man-like powers.
* It can get confusing when you realize that there are currently two ''ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}'''s in the Marvel universe - the original, Clint Barton and his DistaffCounterpart Kate Bishop. The latter took up the mantle (later officially acknowledged by ComicBook/CaptainAmerica) as part of the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' when the former was dead. When Clint [[DeathIsCheap came back]], he ended up acknowledging that Kate was the best archer he'd ever met and simply allowed her to keep the monicker, even when he went back to being Hawkeye himself.



* ''ComicBook/{{Noob}}'' has a couple of cases.
** One short story from earlier comics has a Coalition player who happens to be [[spoiler:Omega Zell's boss in real life]] turn out to be a StrawFeminist version of [[StrawMisogynist Omega Zell]] ; the fact even gets lampshading by Gaea.
** Couette started out as this to Sparadrap. While DivergentCharacterEvolution is on its way personality-wise, both remain interchangeable if one needs a an [[TheCutie adorable]], childish, StupidGood, semi-competent healer.
* From the British Fleetway stable: ''Cor!!'' featured ''Ivor Lott and Tony Broke'', which was about a rich boy who was endlessly mean to his poor neighbour but inevitably got his comeuppance. ''Jackpot'' featured ''Milly O'Naire and Penny Less'', which was about a rich girl who was endlessly mean to her poor neighbour, but inevitably got her comeuppance. Both comics were ultimately merged into ''Buster'', where Milly and Penny were made co-stars in Ivor and Tony's strip.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Noob}}'' Subverted with these exaples:
** Despite the similar name, Spider-Woman is not a spin-off of Spider-Man. She does not resemble Spider-Man, and the characters have nothing to do with each other. (Though, like all Marvel Universe characters, they occasionally cross paths.)
** Comicbook/MsMarvel, although starting as a distaff counterpart of [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]],
has a couple now taken the Captain Marvel title herself, and is more important to the Marvel universe than the original Captain Marvel ever was (making her more of cases.a successor, rather than a spin-off). [Note that this is referring to Marvel's ''Captain Marvel'', not DC's ''Captain Marvel'' (which spawned the distaff counterpoint Mary Marvel, as mentioned above).]
* Thor Girl, obviously a counterpart to [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]. What makes it silly is that "Thor" isn't a superhero alias, it's just Thor's name. Putting "Girl" on the end of it is roughly equivalent to calling Supergirl "Clark Kent Girl" or Spider-Woman "Peter Parker Woman".
** The new Thor in 2014 following ComicBook/OriginalSin is female...but because she wields Mjolnir and is worthy, she ''is'' Thor. Which is still confusing, since it's a name rather than a title.
* ComicBook/SheHulk -- made following rumors at the time that CBS was planning on making a spin-off of the wildly successful Hulk TV series starring a female Hulk. Marvel wouldn't see any royalties from that unless they had a trademark on "female Hulk", so they created She-Hulk. ([[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2015/01/30/comic-book-legends-revealed-508/ Contrary to popular belief]], this wasn't due to a sketch on ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' with a female Hulk, which aired over a year after She-Hulk was created.)
** The same is true for ComicBook/SpiderWoman who was created when Marvel found out that Creator/{{Filmation}} was going to create their own super heroine with that name.
* Marvel has just one-upped itself. Not content to merely turn the Hulk's nemesis Thunderbolt Ross into a palette swapped EvilCounterpart of the Hulk -- ComicBook/RedHulk, aka Rulk -- they turned his daughter Betty into a Red She-Hulk, making her both a DistaffCounterpart of the Hulk's EvilCounterpart ''and'' an EvilCounterpart of the Hulk's DistaffCounterpart!
* In ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'', there's the Giant-Woman Squad, an entire unit of female ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agents with costumes and abilities patterned after those of [[ComicBook/AntMan Giant-Man]].
* Sharon Ventura aka Ms. Marvel II who became a female version of the Fantastic Four's Thing. She doesn't like the codename She-Thing.
** The Comicbook/MarvelNOW ''[[Comicbook/FantasticFour FF]]'' series introduces Miss Thing, a young woman in a Thing costume.
* Franchise/SpiderMan has had five different [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Spider-Women]] (Jessica Drew, Julia Carpenter, Mattie Franklin, Charlotte Witter and an AlternateUniverse Gwen Stacy), two different [[ComicBook/SpiderGirl Spider-Girls]] (May Parker and Anya Corazon), and the heroine Silk (Cindy Moon), who has the same powers as Peter but chose her own codename. Interestingly, the first two Spider-Women, Jessica and Julia, have origins completely unrelated to Spider-Man and never even met him until after they were already established.
-->"All the ladies just want to be me, I guess."\\
-- '''Spider-Man''', ''Incredible Hercules'' #139
* American Dream, in the ''ComicBook/MarvelComics2'' universe May Parker's ComicBook/SpiderGirl comes from, is a distaff Captain America. A little more than half of the heroes in this 'verse are heroines, in fact.
** On the subject of Captain America distaffs, Dani Cage (the daughter of ComicBook/LukeCage and ComicBook/JessicaJones) is the new Captain America in ''Ultron Forever'', while a woman named Roberta Mendez is the new Captain America in the {{Marvel 2099}} timeline.

** One short story A villainous example from earlier comics has ''ComicBook/MarvelComics2'' is Magneta, a Coalition player who happens to be [[spoiler:Omega Zell's boss in real life]] turn out to be a StrawFeminist female version of [[StrawMisogynist Omega Zell]] ; ComicBook/{{Magneto}} with her own Sisterhood of Evil Mutants. And then there's [[PsychoElectro Aftershock]], the fact daughter of Electro, an enemy of ComicBook/SpiderGirl who's picked up the feud their fathers had.
** The Ladyhawk twins, who were inspired by (and wear costumes patterned after) ComicBook/TheFalcon.
* Rikki Barnes started off as (essentially) the female version of Captain America's sidekick ComicBook/{{Bucky| Barnes}}.
* Sunfire's little sister Sunpyre, who had a costume and powerset nearly identical to those of her brother.
* ComicBook/{{X23}}, the OppositeSexClone of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}. She's this to {{ComicBook/Daken}} as well, possibly
even gets lampshading more so than with her "father".
* Rachel Alves, the female partner from Creator/GregRucka's run on ComicBook/ThePunisher. She wears the exact same outfit as her male counterpart, with very little skin showing. [[spoiler:Rucka's run ended with Alves hauled off to prison after accidentally killing an innocent cop, and his concluding "War Zone" miniseries has Frank freeing her to carry on the mission in Los Angeles.]]
** However, she's only the second female Punisher. The first was Lynn Michaels, an ex-cop turned vigilante.
* Several of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'''s villains have had this done to them:
** A female Vietnamese scientist was transformed into Quicksand (and ironically started out fighting ComicBook/TheMightyThor), Doctor Octopus has Lady Octopus as his girlfriend/student/successor, Kraven the Hunter's wife and daughter have taken up his mantle, Scorpia acquired superhuman powers and a mechanical tail similar to those used
by Gaea.the Scorpion, and among the several people who've taken up the mantle of Jack O' Lantern is Maguire "Maggie" Beck.
** Not to mention newcomer Lady Stilt-Man. Who has since dropped the "Lady" despite remaining a lady.
** Oddly enough, Lizard's distaff counterpart Komodo does double duty as both this and as a [[EvilCounterpart good counterpart]].
** The Comicbook/{{Venom}} symbiote once took a female host, known as She-Venom. A clone of the symbiote has had two hosts, both female - one called She-Venom (again) and one called Mania.
* Namora and Namorita to Namor the ComicBook/SubMariner. All [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human and half-Atlantean]], part of the Atlantean minority of being born pink skinned (although Namorita would later develop blue skin), with FlyingBrick power set, raised within the Atlantean royal family and more importantly all known more for their connections to other hero groups than their solo adventures.
* So you know SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}? There's also a female Deadpool in another universe. Named Wanda Wilson, her official name in her timeline is Deadpool as well. But she's also called Lady Deadpool, in the same way that "Zombie Deadpool's Head" is called Headpool.
** In one issue, Deadpool was being coerced into joining a team of Canadian superheroes. First came the hockey-themed Puckman. Then, there was... [[IncrediblyLamePun Ms. Puckman]].
** As of Comicbook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel, there's now Gwenpool, who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the name implies]], is a {{Composite|Character}} Deadpool and Gwen Stacy.
* Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} briefly served as the Mandarin's distaff, fittingly named Lady Mandarin.

** Couette started out as * For a brief period Polaris became this to Sparadrap. ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, complete with a [[GenderedOutfit feminized]] [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/1133/81995-34640-polaris_super.jpg variant of his costume.]]
* Gamma Corps Black is a trio of Distaff Counterparts to Hulk villains. Aberration (Female Abomination), Axon (Female Zzazz) and Morass (Female Glob).
** That first one is a little redundant, since the Gamma Corps proper already has Mess, a female counterpart to the Abomination.
* ComicBook/{{Galactus}} now has a ''daughter'' called Galacta, who is essentially the same concept, if less powerful, [[PlanetEater pickier about her diet]], and considerably more adorable. Think ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' (same creator), but replace Emp's image issues with food issues and a daddy complex.
* The 2011 ''ComicBook/GhostRider'' was a woman named Alejandra.
* In the pages of ''Marvel Age Magazine'', Creator/FredHembeck introduced a Distaff Counterpart to Brother Voodoo, appropriately named Sister Voodoo.
* The villain ComicBook/{{Thanos}} briefly created Terraxia the Terrible during his run in ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet, in an attempt to replace Death as his consort. Terraxia was an AmazonianBeauty female version of himself (she has the same purple skin, black empty eyes and wrinkled chin, as well as dresses in similar gold and blue). She apparently had all of his (non-Infinity Gauntlet) powers as well, including Thanos' strength, in that she was easily able to [[spoiler:slay Iron Man and Spider-Man.]]
* For a while ComicBook/PepperPotts was a Distaff Counterpart to ComicBook/IronMan, under the name Rescue.
While DivergentCharacterEvolution is on its way personality-wise, both remain interchangeable if one needs her armour was destroyed, she still has implanted repulsor-tech, giving her a an [[TheCutie adorable]], childish, StupidGood, semi-competent healer.
few Iron Man-like powers.
* From It can get confusing when you realize that there are currently two ''ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}'''s in the British Fleetway stable: ''Cor!!'' featured ''Ivor Lott Marvel universe - the original, Clint Barton and Tony Broke'', which his DistaffCounterpart Kate Bishop. The latter took up the mantle (later officially acknowledged by ComicBook/CaptainAmerica) as part of the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' when the former was about a rich boy who dead. When Clint [[DeathIsCheap came back]], he ended up acknowledging that Kate was endlessly mean to his poor neighbour but inevitably got his comeuppance. ''Jackpot'' featured ''Milly O'Naire the best archer he'd ever met and Penny Less'', which was about a rich girl who was endlessly mean to simply allowed her poor neighbour, but inevitably got her comeuppance. Both comics were ultimately merged into ''Buster'', where Milly and Penny were made co-stars in Ivor and Tony's strip.to keep the monicker, even when he went back to being Hawkeye himself.


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* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' featured several issues where the team recruited distaff counterparts from alternate dimensions.
* The graphic novel ''ComicBook/{{Camelot 3000}}'' features Sir Tristan reincarnated as a woman, forcing him to re-examine his medieval views toward gender roles, especially since the feelings between him and Isolde, also reincarnated as a woman, are unchanged. Their enduring passion for each other ultimately transcends gender, and the two remain together.
* From the British Fleetway stable: ''Cor!!'' featured ''Ivor Lott and Tony Broke'', which was about a rich boy who was endlessly mean to his poor neighbour but inevitably got his comeuppance. ''Jackpot'' featured ''Milly O'Naire and Penny Less'', which was about a rich girl who was endlessly mean to her poor neighbour, but inevitably got her comeuppance. Both comics were ultimately merged into ''Buster'', where Milly and Penny were made co-stars in Ivor and Tony's strip.


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* ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'' universe has a triad of both Distaff and Spear Counterparts: The Darkness itself is a male entity in a male host and is diametrically opposed to the Angelus which is a female entity in a female host. In between the two is the ''Witchblade'', a male entity in a female host.
* NOW Comics ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' had a female Kato, who went on to become the Hornet-inspired Crimson Wasp.


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* ''ComicBook/{{Noob}}'' has a couple of cases.
** One short story from earlier comics has a Coalition player who happens to be [[spoiler:Omega Zell's boss in real life]] turn out to be a StrawFeminist version of [[StrawMisogynist Omega Zell]] ; the fact even gets lampshading by Gaea.
** Couette started out as this to Sparadrap. While DivergentCharacterEvolution is on its way personality-wise, both remain interchangeable if one needs a an [[TheCutie adorable]], childish, StupidGood, semi-competent healer.
* Near the end of ''ComicBook/QuantumAndWoody'', Quantum ends up partnered with a female black lesbian version of Woody.
* The lead character of Creator/CrossGen's ''Sigil'' was a man called Samandahl Ray. Marvel's relaunch starred a girl named Samantha Ray.
* Spygirl is this to ''ComicBook/SpyBoy''.
* ComicBook/StrontiumDog -> Durham Red (whose first solo story was called "Strontium Bitch").
* The ''Terminator'' comic "End Game" has Jane Connor, which is apparently what you get if Sarah Connor gives birth in a hospital. The birth of Jane Connor apparently cuts the war against Skynet's timeline in half, with the humans winning earlier.
* In [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks the '90s]], the producers of the ''Zorro'' comics introduced spin-off character Lady Rawhide, who, although sharing his quest for justice, was otherwise decidedly '''not''' a distaff counterpart. In the interest of being accurate to the Wild West setting, she was [[MostCommonSuperpower rather plain]] and wore a [[{{Stripperiffic}} demure, tasteful costume]]. Or not.
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* Creator/HideoKojima has a fondness for recycling alternate universe versions of characters he had created previously, almost like actors. During the development of ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', he had a minor role for Solid Snake of ''Franchise/MetalGear'' - until, to shake things up, Kojima decided to make him a woman. Enter Meryl Silverburgh. When she was reintroduced in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', she was made into the niece ([[spoiler:actually daughter]]) of Colonel Campbell and underwent a little DivergentCharacterEvolution.
** A more direct example would be Olga Gurlukovch, a nomadic commando encountered in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. She does ''not'' smoke (Nastasha already filled the chain-smoking Eastern European quota in ''[=MGS1=]''), but the rest of her character makeup in on-target: she packs nearly the same kind of pistol, utilizes cover and corner-learning during fights, isn't afraid to fight dirty to win (lobbing grenades, blocking Snake's line of sight with various objects, etc), and is quite scraggly for a solider. The difference is that Olga's a terrorist-for-hire, whereas Snake is a counterterrorist. [[spoiler:Olga later defects to Snake' camp at the cost of her own life, so she's not all bad.]]

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* Creator/HideoKojima has a fondness for recycling alternate universe versions of characters he had created previously, almost like actors. During
**During
the development of ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', he had a minor role for Solid Snake of ''Franchise/MetalGear'' - until, to shake things up, Kojima decided to make him a woman. Enter Meryl Silverburgh. When she was reintroduced in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', she was made into the niece ([[spoiler:actually daughter]]) of Colonel Campbell and underwent a little DivergentCharacterEvolution.
** A more direct example would be Olga Gurlukovch, a nomadic commando encountered in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''.''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', to Snake. She does ''not'' smoke (Nastasha already filled the chain-smoking Eastern European quota in ''[=MGS1=]''), but the rest of her character makeup in on-target: she packs nearly the same kind of pistol, utilizes cover and corner-learning during fights, isn't afraid to fight dirty to win (lobbing grenades, blocking Snake's line of sight with various objects, etc), and is quite scraggly for a solider. When Olga calls herself 'a nomad', Snake replies 'I'm a nomad too', and in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' he and Otacon live in a plane called the NOMAD. The difference is that Olga's a terrorist-for-hire, whereas Snake is a counterterrorist. [[spoiler:Olga later defects to Snake' camp at the cost of her own life, so she's not all bad.]]



%%* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''s Cloud Strife became ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''s Lightning. The design team for 13 was literally told to make a female version of Cloud.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Also for the series, Tiamat is both a DistaffCounterpart and EvilCounterpart to Bahamut following ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' tradition. This is especially noticeable in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', where Tiamat is a PaletteSwap of Bahamut and her Scan description indicates she underwent a FaceHeelTurn from being a Guardian Force.

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%%* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''s Cloud Strife became * ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
**The design team for
''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''s Lightning. The design team for 13 was Lightning were literally told to make a female version of Cloud.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Also for
Cloud from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. In design terms, she fits, having a similar hairstyle and face, a weather-related name, and a similar cold attitude. She's even introduced in a big HomageShot to ''Final Fantasy VII'' when she gets off a train along with a black male gunner, who even says "you're a former soldier" (referencing Cloud's designation as an 'ex-SOLDIER'). However, her personality is quite different to Cloud's, except on the series, superficial level of them both being stylish, aloof {{Jerkass}}es, with Lightning being a lot tougher than the secretly weak Cloud. This is even addressed in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy 012'' where Cloud admits to Lightning that he sees her as '[[UnbuiltTrope the real soldier]]'.
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Tiamat is both a DistaffCounterpart and EvilCounterpart to Bahamut following ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' tradition. This is especially noticeable in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', where Tiamat is a PaletteSwap of Bahamut and her Scan description indicates she underwent a FaceHeelTurn from being a Guardian Force.


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* Cloud Strife in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is too similar to Celes Chere from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' for it to be coincidental. Both of them are magic-using swordspeople who have been enhanced via {{Magitek}}, and share a similar personality and appearance. They also both get a strong character moment early on where they're forced to dress up in feminine clothing in order to fool a perverted comedy villain. Cloud later was used as a basis for the female character Lightning above.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' introduced Smoke, a female sidekick for Mirror Master, and Blaze, a female sidekick for Firefly. So far they're both {{Canon Foreigner}}s and have yet to appear in the actual DCUniverse.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' introduced Smoke, a female sidekick for Mirror Master, and Blaze, a female sidekick for Firefly. So far they're both {{Canon Foreigner}}s and have yet to appear in the actual DCUniverse.Franchise/DCUniverse.
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** In 2003, Creator/{{ESPN}}'s ''Cold Pizza'' was an attempt to create a more female-friendly version of ''Series/SportsCenter'', to compete with network morning shows like ''Series/GoodMorningAmerica''. The original format lasted little more than a year before a revamp removed most of the non-sports content and added more ''Series/PardonTheInterruption'' "hot take" debates. The show was cancelled in 2007 and immediately replaced with ''Series/FirstTake'', which was basically the "1st and 10" debate segments spun off to show length.
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Compare GenderFlip, which reverses roles based on gender, rather than cloning them. If a normally [[AlwaysFemale gender-]][[AlwaysMale specific]] trope is played on its opposite gender anyway, that's a GenderInvertedTrope (otherwise known as a rare male/female example). If they're fan-created, it's RuleSixtyThree. If this appeals to a fan fetish, it's a form of {{Fanservice}}. When you take this trope to its literal conclusion, you get an OppositeSexClone. See also ContrastingSequelMainCharacter.

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Compare GenderFlip, which reverses roles based on gender, rather than cloning them. If a normally [[AlwaysFemale gender-]][[AlwaysMale specific]] trope is played on its opposite gender anyway, that's a GenderInvertedTrope (otherwise known as a rare male/female example). If they're fan-created, it's RuleSixtyThree. If this appeals to a fan fetish, it's a form of {{Fanservice}}. When you take this trope to its literal conclusion, you get an OppositeSexClone. See also ContrastingSequelMainCharacter.
ContrastingSequelMainCharacter. Contrast with IJustWantToBeBadass.
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* Franchise/SpiderMan has had six different [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Spider-Women]] (Jessica Drew, the Ultimate Universe's Jessica Drew, Julia Carpenter, Mattie Franklin, Charlotte Witter and an AlternateUniverse Gwen Stacy) and two different [[ComicBook/SpiderGirl Spider-Girls]] (May Parker and Anya Corazon).

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* Franchise/SpiderMan has had six five different [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Spider-Women]] (Jessica Drew, the Ultimate Universe's Jessica Drew, Julia Carpenter, Mattie Franklin, Charlotte Witter and an AlternateUniverse Gwen Stacy) and Stacy), two different [[ComicBook/SpiderGirl Spider-Girls]] (May Parker and Anya Corazon).Corazon), and the heroine Silk (Cindy Moon), who has the same powers as Peter but chose her own codename. Interestingly, the first two Spider-Women, Jessica and Julia, have origins completely unrelated to Spider-Man and never even met him until after they were already established.



** Now there's Cindy Moon aka Silk, who could be seen as Spider-Man's [[AffirmativeActionLegacy Affirmative Action Distaff]].
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale ↔ SlapstickKnowsNoGender and WouldHitAGirl

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