History Main / FirstLawOfGenderBending

24th Jun '16 5:35:10 AM StFan
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* In ''[[{{Literature/MGP}} Magical Girl Policy]]'', Rob is not only told that he is destined to be a magical fighting cheerleader, but once he powers up for the first time, he will be stuck as a girl.



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* Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick introduced The Belt of Gender Bending[[note]]based on the actual ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' item, the Girdle of Masculinity/Femininity[[/note]], which once put on, can't normally be taken off. It requires a Remove Curse spell to get rid of it. And of course, Roy is the only main character to ever wear it. It's a fairly mild example, though, since Roy's best friend is a Cleric who manages to remove it soon enough. The trope is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when Durkon asks whether Roy is sure he wants to change back, and Roy irritably tells him he's been perfectly comfortable with being a man all his life - why wouldn't he want to stay one?

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* Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick introduced ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' introduces The Belt of Gender Bending[[note]]based on the actual ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' item, the Girdle of Masculinity/Femininity[[/note]], which once put on, can't normally be taken off. It requires a Remove Curse spell to get rid of it. And of course, Roy is the only main character to ever wear it. It's a fairly mild example, though, since Roy's best friend is a Cleric who manages to remove it soon enough. The trope is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when Durkon asks whether Roy is sure he wants to change back, and Roy irritably tells him he's been perfectly comfortable with being a man all his life - -- why wouldn't he want to stay one?



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* In ''Literature/MagicalGirlPolicy'', Rob is not only told that he is destined to be a magical fighting cheerleader, but once he powers up for the first time, he will be stuck as a girl.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' in the episode "Neutopia". At the very end, Scruffy appears to be irreversibly trapped as a woman, but in the next episode [[SnapBack he is back to normal]]. Earlier though, when the group asked the alien who reversed their genders to fix things, he's ready to go along with it...except [[GeneralFailure Zapp Brannigan]] chooses that moment to leap in and melt the alien into a puddle, trapping everyone in their swapped genders until the alien's friend comes at the end of the episode to make things right.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' in the episode "Neutopia". At the very end, Scruffy appears to be irreversibly trapped as a woman, but in the next episode [[SnapBack he is back to normal]]. Earlier though, when the group asked the alien who reversed their genders to fix things, he's ready to go along with it... except [[GeneralFailure Zapp Brannigan]] chooses that moment to leap in and melt the alien into a puddle, trapping everyone in their swapped genders until the alien's friend comes at the end of the episode to make things right.



14th May '16 12:37:42 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* ''GoodbyeCharlie'': A male chauvinist lady killer is killed by his latest conquest's husband, and returns as Debbie Reynolds.
* ''Film/{{Switch}}'': A male chauvinist lady killer is killed by his ex-lovers and returns as Ellen Barkin.

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* ''GoodbyeCharlie'': ''Film/GoodbyeCharlie'': A male chauvinist lady killer is killed by his latest conquest's husband, and returns as Debbie Reynolds.
* ''Film/{{Switch}}'': ''Film/Switch1991'': A male chauvinist lady killer is killed by his ex-lovers and returns as Ellen Barkin.
7th Feb '16 10:05:13 PM Scabbard
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* Averted in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' -Max spends a few episodes as Maxine, but returns to normal eventually.

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* Averted in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' -Max ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Max spends a few episodes as Maxine, but returns to normal eventually.
7th Feb '16 10:04:18 PM Scabbard
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* ''GoodbyeCharlie'': a male chauvinist lady killer is killed by his latest conquest's husband, and returns as Debbie Reynolds.
* ''Film/{{Switch}}'': a male chauvinist lady killer is killed by his ex-lovers and returns as Ellen Barkin.

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* ''GoodbyeCharlie'': a A male chauvinist lady killer is killed by his latest conquest's husband, and returns as Debbie Reynolds.
* ''Film/{{Switch}}'': a A male chauvinist lady killer is killed by his ex-lovers and returns as Ellen Barkin.
19th Jan '16 7:12:22 PM ironcommando
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* Subverted when it comes to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequential_hermaphroditism sequential hermaprhoditism]]. While Protandry (male changing to female) is permanent, Protogyny (female changing to male) is ''also'' permanent.
15th Nov '15 5:46:22 PM nombretomado
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** Once Ranma acquires his gender-changing {{curse}}, no attempt at curing it works, at least not permanently. Further, many fans have observed that he seems to attract water (which triggers the change) as easily as fiancées and rivals. However, attempts by other characters at making Ranma permanently female ''also'' fail, so this may be less the Law than StatusQuoIsGod, a common trope in author RumikoTakahashi's works.

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** Once Ranma acquires his gender-changing {{curse}}, no attempt at curing it works, at least not permanently. Further, many fans have observed that he seems to attract water (which triggers the change) as easily as fiancées and rivals. However, attempts by other characters at making Ranma permanently female ''also'' fail, so this may be less the Law than StatusQuoIsGod, a common trope in author RumikoTakahashi's Creator/RumikoTakahashi's works.
10th Nov '15 12:58:54 PM StFan
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* Played straight with Arcee in ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''. He was given a forceful, traumatic sex change in an attempt to reintroduce gender into the species, and although it's made abundantly clear how thoroughly this has ruined his life, the possibility of reversing the procedure never comes up.

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* Played straight with Arcee in ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''.''ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise''. He was given a forceful, traumatic sex change in an attempt to reintroduce gender into the species, and although it's made abundantly clear how thoroughly this has ruined his life, the possibility of reversing the procedure never comes up.



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20th Sep '15 11:03:57 PM TwinBird
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* ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' opens with the eponymous doctors, three men and a woman, encountering a curse that irreversibly turns men into women; the male doctors fall victim, and in stopping the spread the female one is similarly irreversibly turned into a man. All four are ultimately cured, but while the woman goes back to being a woman, the other three each come up with a different reason to stay a woman (though a nurse, cursed in childhood, opts to stay male). It's important to note also that the cure isn't generally available, so countless others are still stuck.

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* ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' opens with the eponymous doctors, three men and a woman, encountering a curse that irreversibly turns men into women; the male doctors fall victim, and in stopping the spread the female one is similarly irreversibly turned into a man. All four are ultimately cured, but while the woman goes back to being a woman, the other three each come up with a different reason to stay a woman (though woman. Even a nurse, cursed in childhood, nurse who opts to stay male).male soon falls prey to a magical accident that makes it unsafe for her to do so. It's important to note also that the cure isn't generally available, so countless others are still stuck.
9th Aug '15 8:44:50 PM sgamer82
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* Megumi in ''Manga/TenshiNaKonamaiki'' has spent six ''years'' as a girl at the start of the series, dressing and grooming herself in a very feminine manner. [[spoiler: The end of the anime implies (and end of the manga confirmed) that Megumi always was female and her "curse" was a purely mental GenderBender that had convinced her she'd once been a boy.]]

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* Megumi in ''Manga/TenshiNaKonamaiki'' ''Manga/CheekyAngel'' has spent six ''years'' as a girl at the start of the series, dressing and grooming herself in a very feminine manner. [[spoiler: The end of the anime implies (and end of the manga confirmed) that Megumi always was female and her "curse" was a purely mental GenderBender that had convinced her she'd once been a boy.]]
31st Jul '15 8:06:30 PM OnTheHillside
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* Played straight with Arcee in ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''. He was given a forceful, traumatic sex change in an attempt to reintroduce gender into the species, and although it's made abundantly clear how thoroughly this has ruined his life, the possibility of reversing the procedure never comes up.
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