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27th May '16 9:25:48 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' -- ''XenaWarriorPrincess''

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* ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' -- ''XenaWarriorPrincess''''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''



* Fifth Harmony - Music/OneDirection, since they both have 5 members and they both started out on ''The X Factor'' (the former in the US version, the latter in the UK version).
** That's not all, they both consisted of five solo artists who were put into a group after getting rejected, they both finished third, became the most successful act from their respective country's show, and they have similar shorthand names (5H and 1D).

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* Fifth Harmony - Music/OneDirection, since they both have 5 members and they both started out on ''The X Factor'' (the former in the US version, the latter in the UK version).
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version). That's not all, they both consisted of five solo artists who were put into a group after getting rejected, they both finished third, became the most successful act from their respective country's show, and they have similar shorthand names (5H and 1D).



* Early ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games practically lives off of these with their "For Girl" versions, which also were updated rereleases that fixed and added material. Eventually the games added the ability to choose your characters gender at the start.

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* Early ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games practically lives lived off of these with their "For Girl" versions, which also were updated rereleases that fixed and added material. Eventually the games added the ability to choose your characters gender at the start.



* According to the writers of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Jafar, the film's BigBad, is essentially a male version of [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]]. What makes those two villains similar is the fact that they both wield magic powers, they both wear long, flowing black robes, they both carry staffs in their arms, they both have birds for henchmen, and they both [[OneWingedAngel turn into]] [[ScaledUp reptilian monsters]] at the end of their respective films. Ironically, according to the show ''HouseOfMouse'', Maleficent actually ended up falling in love with [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hades]] of all people!
** In fact, the whole film of Aladdin could be considered the Spear Counterpart to the Disney Princess films.
** A similar thing happened with ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. Frollo is a spear counterpart of [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} Lady Tremaine]].

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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'':
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According to the writers of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Jafar, the film's BigBad, is essentially a male version of [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]]. What makes those two villains similar is the fact that they both wield magic powers, they both wear long, flowing black robes, they both carry staffs in their arms, they both have birds for henchmen, and they both [[OneWingedAngel turn into]] [[ScaledUp reptilian monsters]] at the end of their respective films. Ironically, according to the show ''HouseOfMouse'', ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', Maleficent actually ended up falling in love with [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hades]] of all people!
** In fact, the whole film of Aladdin could be considered the Spear Counterpart to the Franchise/DisneyPrincess films. It is often outright seen as a Princess film due to it being created when a lot of Disney Princess films.
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films were and because of Jasmine, though Aladdin is the protagonist.
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A similar thing happened with ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. Frollo is a spear counterpart of [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} Lady Tremaine]].



* The Easy Bake Oven is usually aimed [[FeminineWomenCanCook at girls]], though in the 2010s they revamped it for a unisex audience. Another company has the "Creepy Crawlers" oven aimed at boys. It creates candy versions of "gross" or "scary" animals like spiders or scorpions.

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* The Easy Bake Oven is usually aimed [[FeminineWomenCanCook at girls]], though in the 2010s they revamped it for a an unisex audience. Another company has the "Creepy Crawlers" oven aimed at boys. It creates candy versions of "gross" or "scary" animals like spiders or scorpions.
27th May '16 9:18:39 AM Pichu-kun
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* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]] -- Amy Rose

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* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]] -- Amy RoseRose. Amy even started out as basically a pink version of Sonic with clothes on before being redesigned.



* Lucina from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is deliberately this to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia the original game]]'s Marth, including going by his name early on in the game.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'':
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Lucina from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is deliberately this to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia the original game]]'s Marth, including going by his name early on in the game.



* Even [[MemeticMutation Internet memes]] have produced these. For example, the popular meme characters [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/scumbag-steve Scumbag Steve]] and [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/good-guy-greg Good Guy Greg]] both have their own respective distaff counterparts, [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/scumbag-girl-scumbag-stacy Scumbag Stacy]] and [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/good-girl-gina Good Girl Gina]].
** Somewhat subverted by the fact that unlike the original male examples (which can involve {{Jerkass}} / NiceGuy activities in any type of situation), the female versions tend to focus primarily on sex and relationship topics, perhaps because [[ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet most Internet meme creators are male]]. In particular, the Good Girl Gina meme has been accused of UnfortunateImplications, as most of her "good deeds" are agreeing to performing various sexual favors as imagined by the male image creators. One Good Guy Greg image even [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/445526-good-girl-gina lampshaded this issue]].

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* Even [[MemeticMutation Internet memes]] have produced these. For example, the popular meme characters [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/scumbag-steve Scumbag Steve]] and [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/good-guy-greg Good Guy Greg]] both have their own respective distaff counterparts, [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/scumbag-girl-scumbag-stacy Scumbag Stacy]] and [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/good-girl-gina Good Girl Gina]].
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Gina]]. Somewhat subverted by the fact that unlike the original male examples (which can involve {{Jerkass}} / NiceGuy activities in any type of situation), the female versions tend to focus primarily on sex and relationship topics, perhaps because [[ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet most Internet meme creators are male]]. In particular, the Good Girl Gina meme has been accused of UnfortunateImplications, as most of her "good deeds" are agreeing to performing various sexual favors as imagined by the male image creators. One Good Guy Greg image even [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/445526-good-girl-gina lampshaded this issue]].
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* One ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Fairly OddParents]]'' episode had a one-shot character in the form of [[http://fairlyoddparents.wikia.com/wiki/Kimmy Kimmy]], a female version of Timmy. She appears as Sanjay's date for the school dance in that episode (and [[HoYay the fact that she resembles Timmy]] probably explains why he asked her).
** Timmy was his own distaff, named Timantha, in an earlier episode.

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* One ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Fairly OddParents]]'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' had a one-shot character in the form of [[http://fairlyoddparents.wikia.com/wiki/Kimmy Kimmy]], a female version of Timmy. She appears as Sanjay's date for the school dance in that episode (and [[HoYay the fact that she resembles Timmy]] probably explains why he asked her).
** Timmy was his own distaff, named Timantha, in an earlier episode.
her).



* The Easy Bake Oven is usually aimed [[FeminineWomenCanCook at girls]], though in the 2010s they revamped it for a unisex audience. Another company has the "Creepy Crawlers" oven aimed at boys. It creates candy versions of "gross" or "scary" animals like spiders or scorpions.



25th May '16 2:10:22 PM Willbyr
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* Franchise/{{Digimon}} started off as the Spear Counterpart of {{Tamagotchi}}.

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* Franchise/{{Digimon}} started off as the Spear Counterpart of {{Tamagotchi}}.VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}.
21st May '16 12:58:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil ↔ BlondesAreEvil
13th May '16 10:45:46 AM erforce
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** Supporting character Reno Bangs is one for JamesBond.

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** Supporting character Reno Bangs is one for JamesBond.Franchise/JamesBond.
7th May '16 2:22:52 PM nombretomado
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* The three main characters of WebVideo/WhereTheBearsAre are very clearly patterned off of Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose from TheGoldenGirls. Nelson is generally level-headed but has his neurotic moments, especially where Todd is concerned (Dorothy). Reggie is a well-connected writer and is the horniest of the bunch (Blanche). Wood's sweetness is only outdone by his stupidity (Rose).

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* The three main characters of WebVideo/WhereTheBearsAre are very clearly patterned off of Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose from TheGoldenGirls.''Series/TheGoldenGirls''. Nelson is generally level-headed but has his neurotic moments, especially where Todd is concerned (Dorothy). Reggie is a well-connected writer and is the horniest of the bunch (Blanche). Wood's sweetness is only outdone by his stupidity (Rose).
4th May '16 12:39:53 PM DaibhidC
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*** She-Hulk (the less-prominent cousin of the original Hulk) plays the trope straight, however.



* ComicBook/SheHulk -- made shortly after a ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' sketch which showed a woman hulking out -- was a deliberate move by Marvel to ensure that a copyright for a female Hulk character was established.
** There were also rumors at the time that CBS was planning on making a spin-off of the wildly successful Hulk TV series starring a female Hulk. At first Marvel assumed that they would automatically receive royalties from CBS should it happen. However, when Marvel moved to collect royalties from the ''Benny Hill'' sketch, Marvel's own lawyers told them they couldn't. Marvel realized that they wouldn't receive any royalties from CBS either, so they created She-Hulk.
** [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2015/01/30/comic-book-legends-revealed-508/ The above info is only partially true]]. She-Hulk was created in response to the rumors of CBS planning a spin-off, but the Benny Hill sketch with a female Hulk didn't air until a year ''after'' She-Hulk was already created.

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* ComicBook/SheHulk -- made shortly after a ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' sketch which showed a woman hulking out -- was a deliberate move by Marvel to ensure that a copyright for a female Hulk character was established.
** There were also
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. At first Marvel assumed that they would automatically receive royalties from CBS should it happen. However, when Marvel moved to collect royalties from the ''Benny Hill'' sketch, Marvel's own lawyers told them they couldn't. Marvel realized that they wouldn't receive see any royalties from CBS either, that unless they had a trademark on "female Hulk", so they created She-Hulk.
** [[http://goodcomics.
She-Hulk. ([[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2015/01/30/comic-book-legends-revealed-508/ The above info is only partially true]]. She-Hulk was created in response Contrary to the rumors of CBS planning popular belief]], this wasn't due to a spin-off, but the Benny Hill sketch on ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' with a female Hulk didn't air until Hulk, which aired over a year ''after'' after She-Hulk was already created.)
29th Apr '16 10:40:08 AM intersection786
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* The Primettes were conceived by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. as the distaff counterpart to The Primes. The bands were later renamed The Supremes and The Temptations.

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* The Primettes were conceived by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. as the distaff counterpart to The Primes. The bands were later renamed The Supremes Music/TheSupremes and The Temptations.
26th Apr '16 9:11:34 AM Furienna
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* We must not forget ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', whose distaff counterparts are Brittany and the Chipettes. The male chipmunks already made the jump to [[LiveActionAdaptation live-action]] [[TheMovie movie]], so the Chipettes naturally will appear in ''[[JustForPun The Squeakuel]]'', as a product of a development that stemmed from the first movie's [[TheStinger stinger]].

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* We must not forget ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', whose distaff counterparts are Brittany and the Chipettes. Chipettes.
** Alvin -- Britanny:
The male chipmunks already made leader of the jump group, arguementative, superficial, most likely to [[LiveActionAdaptation live-action]] [[TheMovie movie]], so the Chipettes naturally will appear in ''[[JustForPun The Squeakuel]]'', as a product of a development that stemmed from the first movie's [[TheStinger stinger]].follow traditional gender roles.
** Simon -- Jeanette: Tall, nerdy, wears glasses. (Simon is way more snarky than Jeanette though.)
** Thedore -- Eleonore: Short, plump, loves to eat (but Eleonore has still managed to become good at sports).
23rd Apr '16 9:12:45 PM Monessi
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* Mina Davis of ''[[Literature/HungoverAndHandcuffed Hungover and Handcuffed]]'' and ''[[Literature/AssholeYakuzaBoyfriend Asshole Yakuza Boyfriend]]''is meant as one for both SamSpade and PhilipMarlowe.
** Supporting character Reno Bangs is one for JamesBond.
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