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28th Dec '17 10:41:56 PM Everdream
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** The gender of a Pokémon is based on a randomized hidden value that modifies the Attack stat; higher values often result in male Pokémon (unless the species is purely female), and thus they're physically stronger. This was in place to maintain compatibility with the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue previous games]], in which all Pokémon save for the Nidoran families were genderless.

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** The gender of a Pokémon is based on a randomized hidden value that modifies the Attack stat; higher values often result in male Pokémon (unless the species is purely female), and thus they're physically stronger. This was in place to maintain compatibility with the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue previous games]], in which all Pokémon save for the Nidoran families were genderless. This was dropped the next generation, and hasn't returned since.
14th Dec '17 12:25:29 AM Silverblade2
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** Lampshaded in a short conversation between Lissa and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Alm]] in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'':

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** Lampshaded in a short conversation between Lissa and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Alm]] in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'':
15th Nov '17 8:16:18 PM rjd1922
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** The female player character in ''Videogame/PokemonXAndY'' has nearly double the amount of clothing options as the male character, and most of the latter's are just palette swaps while the former has much more in terms of design variety. Additionally, the female player character has the ability to have their hair grown out long or tied into tails and to have the parting of their bangs changed, giving them nearly four times the number of hairstyles the male player character can have.

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** The female player character in ''Videogame/PokemonXAndY'' [[MenswearGhetto has nearly double the amount of clothing options as the male character, character]], and most of the latter's are just palette swaps while the former has much more in terms of design variety. Additionally, the female player character has the ability to have their hair grown out long or tied into tails and to have the parting of their bangs changed, giving them nearly four times the number of hairstyles the male player character can have.
15th Nov '17 11:06:57 AM BeerBaron
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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
*** Females have it slightly easier to finish the main quest - there is one point where [[DoesNotLikeMen one character]] has to be convinced to support you. Females can simply walk up and ask, and get four expensive scrolls as an added bonus, while males have to make an active effort to make her accept you and only gets one of those scrolls. Full list of gender differences [[http://uesp.net/wiki/Morrowind:Gender here]].

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
*** Females have it slightly easier to finish the main quest - there is one point where [[DoesNotLikeMen one a certain character]] has to be convinced to support you. Females can simply walk up and ask, and get four expensive scrolls as an added bonus, while males have to make an active effort to make her accept you and only gets one of those scrolls. Full list of gender differences [[http://uesp.net/wiki/Morrowind:Gender here]].



*** Male characters on the other hand have access to an entire quest line that female characters do not. They can start a romance with the Khajit Ahnassi, which is exceedingly rewarding, giving free disposition to several notable characters (like the Acrobatics master trainer), a key to her house which you can now use freely, several skill books and a handful of miscellaneous items. Note that this is the only romance-type quest in the game.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', males have slightly faster movement speed - only slightly, but enough that it's noticeable if you try to travel alongside an NPC of the opposite sex. However, in a completely different area of gameplay, since there tend to be slightly more male enemies than female, female players will have the advantage when it comes to abilities that allow you to deal more damage to the opposite sex. Overall, the differences are so slight that most players would never really notice them.

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*** Male characters on the other hand have access to an entire quest line that female characters do not. They can start a romance with the Khajit [[CatFolk Khajiit]] Ahnassi, which is exceedingly rewarding, giving free disposition increases to several notable characters (like the Acrobatics master trainer), a key to her house which you can now use freely, several skill books books, and a handful of miscellaneous items. Note that this is the only romance-type quest in the game.
*** A full list of gender differences [[http://uesp.net/wiki/Morrowind:Gender here]].
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', males have slightly faster movement speed - only slightly, but enough that it's noticeable if you try to travel alongside an NPC of the opposite sex. However, in a completely different area of gameplay, since there tend to be slightly more male enemies than female, female players will have the advantage when it comes to abilities that allow you to deal more damage to the opposite sex. Overall, the differences are so slight that most players would never really notice them.
15th Oct '17 6:27:09 PM TotemicHero
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** Most times, the gender of a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} doesn't really matter unless you're breeding them. But some Pokémon evolve differently, depending on what gender they are. While every Snorunt is able to evolve into Glalie, only females can evolve into Frosslass. And then there's Combee; only the females can evolve into Vespiquen, while the males never evolve, which makes them extremely useless. There are other Pokemon that are required to be male to evolve. Gallade isn't necessarily better than Gardevoir but only male Kirlia have the option of becoming one. Kirlia can also evolve into Gallade as soon as it becomes a Kirlia, but you must wait until it's level 30 to get a Gardevoir.

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** Most times, the gender of a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} doesn't really matter unless you're breeding them. But some Pokémon evolve differently, depending on what gender they are. While every Snorunt is able to evolve into Glalie, only females can evolve into Frosslass. And then there's Combee; Combee and Salandit; only the females can evolve into Vespiquen, Vespiquen and Salazzle respectively, while the males never evolve, which makes them extremely useless. There are other Pokemon that are required to be male to evolve. Gallade isn't necessarily better than Gardevoir but only male Kirlia have the option of becoming one. Kirlia can also evolve into Gallade as soon as it becomes a Kirlia, but you must wait until it's level 30 to get a Gardevoir.
7th Oct '17 6:45:34 AM ajbit26
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* In the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' Remake, Chris Redfield is the easiest to play as, for a few reasons:
** While Chris gets 6 inventory slots instead of Jill's 8, his lighter doesn't take a slot. Jill's lockpicks are used four times in the entire game. The lighter is essential to ignite fallen zombies, which you will do all along the game, preventing them from coming back stronger, meaning that in the end, he effectively has 7 inventory slots.
** Jill's unique self defense weapon (to repel and damage zombies who grab you) is a Taser, which inflicts moderate damage. Chris' is a Flashbang grenade, which he sticks in the mouth of the unfortunate zombie attacking him. It is a delayed OneHitKill that decapitates the zombie, also preventing that zombie from coming back.
** Chris gets the help of [[TheMedic Rebecca Chambers]], giving him a few free heals (in a game with limited healing items). Jill gets the help of Barry Burton, using a HandCannon, but he only shows up in a few boss fights where you have more than enough firepower.



** If she gets poisoned by Yawn, Barry will carry her to the first floor east save room, where she will wake up at full health and venom free. Chris has to rely on the player briefly taking over as Rebecca, where he can die if you take too long getting to him.



** Though the more modern re-releases tone this down some, the above all remain true throughout the editions of the game.

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** Though the more modern re-releases tone The [[FanNickname REmake]] tries to play with this down some, somewhat; while all of the above all remain true throughout is still true, Chris starts with a lighter, meaning he can burn zombie corpses and prevent them from turning into [[DemonicSpiders Crimson Heads]] as soon as he find the editions of flask, Jill has to find both. His personal defense weapon, a flash bang grenade that he shoves into a zombie's mouth, also prevents Crimson Heads. Jill has to settle for zapping them with a stun gun. He can also score [[OneHitKO critical head shots]] at a slightly higher rate than Jill. And finally, he still has Rebecca, the game.team's medic, who will give him four free complete healings, whereas Jill has to rely solely on herbs and first-aid sprays. Jill does however, also get help in the first Yawn fight, provided you saved Richard, and when he is inevitably killed by Yawn, pick up his assault shotgun, whereas Chris has to wait until halfway through the game to get it.
6th Aug '17 2:25:21 PM wingedcatgirl
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* At least one ProfessionalWrestling RPG did this too, if your female fought a male. Oddly, the Wrestling/{{WWE}} licenced game only did this with weight. And as weight can be assigned (and substitutes for "race" in other [=RPGs=]), there really isn't anything (aside from snarky [=GMs=]) stopping you from building a heavyweight title contender who, while having Testicular Fortitude, lacks testicles.

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* At least one ProfessionalWrestling RPG did this too, if your female fought a male. Oddly, the Wrestling/{{WWE}} licenced game only did this with weight. And as weight can be assigned (and substitutes for "race" in other [=RPGs=]), there really isn't anything (aside from snarky [=GMs=]) stopping you from building a heavyweight title contender who, while having who somehow has Testicular Fortitude, lacks Fortitude without any testicles.
6th Aug '17 2:24:31 PM wingedcatgirl
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At the same time, ''KOL'' is one of what must be very few games which allow you to [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Under_the_Knife change gender]], repeatedly if you like (there is even a trophy for doing so more than 30 times), and relatively cheaply. The Vinyl Boots description even [[LampshadeHanging notes]] that you are probably willing to change your gender to get that bonus.

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At the same time, ''KOL'' is one of what must be very few games which allow you to [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Under_the_Knife change gender]], repeatedly if you like (there is even a trophy for doing so more than 30 times), and relatively cheaply. The Vinyl Boots description even [[LampshadeHanging notes]] that you are probably willing to change your gender to get that bonus.
30th Jul '17 10:09:24 AM thatother1dude
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has separate perks for men and women, titled "Lady Killer" and "Black Widow" respectively. In addition to giving some unique dialog options when speaking to [=NPCs=] of the opposite gender, they also give a damage boost when fighting human enemies of the opposite gender. The dialog options don't really benefit one gender over the other, but since the vast majority of human enemies in the game are male, Black Widow is easily the better perk. The sequel, New Vegas, averted this by adding GayOption variants for each perk... although perhaps that turns it into Game Favored Sexuality?

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has separate perks for men and women, titled "Lady Killer" and "Black Widow" respectively. In addition to giving some unique dialog options when speaking to [=NPCs=] of the opposite gender, they also give a damage boost when fighting human enemies of the opposite gender. The dialog options don't really benefit one gender over the other, but since [[MenAreTheExpendableGender the vast majority of human enemies in the game are male, male]], Black Widow is easily the better perk. The sequel, New Vegas, ''New Vegas'', averted this by adding GayOption variants for each perk... although perhaps that turns it into Game Favored Sexuality?
17th Jul '17 2:40:41 AM Jappus
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Tribes}} Starseige Tribes]]'' male and female characters are identical in every way except for one: the female character model is smaller, meaning that she is harder to hit than the male character model. As a result, ''everybody'' plays as a female in multiplayer. ''Tribes 2'' gives the two genders identical hitboxes, though the female model still [[HitboxDissonance appears]] slightly thinner in the Scout armor.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Tribes}} Starseige Starsiege Tribes]]'' male and female characters are identical in every way except for one: the female character model is smaller, meaning that she is harder to hit than the male character model. As a result, ''everybody'' plays as a female in multiplayer. ''Tribes 2'' gives the two genders identical hitboxes, though the female model still [[HitboxDissonance appears]] slightly thinner in the Scout armor.
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