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8th Jul '16 8:04:19 AM DYellowMadness
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* In ''VideoGame/Demon'sSouls'', men can can use about any clothing that doesn't look like it was specifically designed for women & women can use about any equipment that doesn't have great stats or look really cool.

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* In ''VideoGame/Demon'sSouls'', ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', men can can use about any clothing that doesn't look like it was specifically designed for women & women can use about any equipment that doesn't have great stats or look really cool.
8th Jul '16 8:03:47 AM DYellowMadness
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* In ''VideoGame/Demon'sSouls'', men can can use about any clothing that doesn't look like it was specifically designed for women & women can use about any equipment that doesn't have great stats or look really cool.
6th Jul '16 5:36:56 AM StFan
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* This was one of the main criticisms of ''LeftBehind: Eternal Forces'', although it's very much in keeping with the values of [[WriterOnBoard the books]] and [[TheFundamentalist their writers]]. In the game, you can "convert" members of either sex to your cause and give them an occupation. While male characters can become Builders, Soldiers, Medics, Disciples, and Musicians, women characters can only become Medics (though not as effectively as males) and Musicians (more effectively than males, but not a [[SpoonyBard particularly useful class]]). This meant the best strategy was to convert as many males as soon as possible, and only convert females when there was no other option. Later patches would grant female characters more abilities, but still not at all comparable to males.

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* This was one of the main criticisms of ''LeftBehind: ''Literature/LeftBehind: Eternal Forces'', although it's very much in keeping with the values of [[WriterOnBoard the books]] and [[TheFundamentalist their writers]]. In the game, you can "convert" members of either sex to your cause and give them an occupation. While male characters can become Builders, Soldiers, Medics, Disciples, and Musicians, women characters can only become Medics (though not as effectively as males) and Musicians (more effectively than males, but not a [[SpoonyBard particularly useful class]]). This meant means the best strategy was is to convert as many males as soon as possible, and only convert females when there was is no other option. Later patches would grant female characters more abilities, but still not at all comparable to males.



* One NighInvulnerable character class is only available to males in the third installment of TheBardsTaleTrilogy. This is only because this class is only available by importing from the previous game... before it was possible to generate a female character.

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* One NighInvulnerable character class is only available to males in the third installment of TheBardsTaleTrilogy.''VideoGame/TheBardsTaleTrilogy''. This is only because this class is only available by importing from the previous game... before it was possible to generate a female character.



* ''HarvestMoon GBC 3'' had different perks for both genders. The boy would get better at farming and using tools, but couldn't take care of some of the animals on his own, while the girl got better products from the animals and didn't technically need help with them or the fields, though she'd never get better with the fields. The girl was also the only one who could get sick, and while you could always get a game over from being a bad farmer only those who play as the girl get a game over if they marry someone.

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* ''HarvestMoon ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon3'' GBC 3'' had has different perks for both genders. The boy would get better at farming and using tools, but couldn't take care of some of the animals on his own, while the girl got better products from the animals and didn't technically need help with them or the fields, though she'd never get better with the fields. The girl was also the only one who could get sick, and while you could always get a game over from being a bad farmer only those who play as the girl get a game over if they marry someone.



* In ''{{Mekton}}'', the only mechanical difference between men and women is that (if psychic powers exist in your game) women have a slightly higher chance of having psychic powers. Justified in that it's attempting to replicate mecha anime (and [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} a certain franchise]] in particular), which shows a higher frequency of female psychics than male ones
* In the ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' RPG there are a small handful of schools that are only able to be attended by females, such as the Utaku Battle Maidens. There are no male-only schools.
** In the D&D version of the setting, you got two choices of bonus starting equipment based on the family you picked. Playing a male of the Utaku family lets you choose between a horse, which the fluff text restricts to female members of the family, or a naginata, a traditionally female weapon. While the rules don't prevent a male from choosing and using either, it can easily make you a target for a certain sort of DM.

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* In ''{{Mekton}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Mekton}}'', the only mechanical difference between men and women is that (if psychic powers exist in your game) women have a slightly higher chance of having psychic powers. Justified in that it's attempting to replicate mecha anime (and [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} a certain franchise]] in particular), which shows a higher frequency of female psychics than male ones
* ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'':
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In the ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' RPG there are a small handful of schools that are only able to be attended by females, such as the Utaku Battle Maidens. There are no male-only schools.
** In the D&D ''D&D'' version of the setting, you got two choices of bonus starting equipment based on the family you picked. Playing a male of the Utaku family lets you choose between a horse, which the fluff text restricts to female members of the family, or a naginata, a traditionally female weapon. While the rules don't prevent a male from choosing and using either, it can easily make you a target for a certain sort of DM.



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* In ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', at least half of the male-dominated Classes have intentionally ridiculous designs for their [[PhysicalGod God Tier outfits]], while female-dominated Classes lack any intentional flaws in their designs. According to WordOfGod, one can potentially modify their God Tier outfit, meaning [[{{Irony}} the fashion-ignorant boys have to suddenly design new outfits.]][[note]]No, that's not a sexist assumption; females in Homestuck are generally more fashion-conscious than males.[[/note]]

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* In ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', at ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'':
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least half of the male-dominated Classes have intentionally ridiculous designs for their [[PhysicalGod God Tier outfits]], while female-dominated Classes lack any intentional flaws in their designs. According to WordOfGod, one can potentially modify their God Tier outfit, meaning [[{{Irony}} the fashion-ignorant boys have to suddenly design new outfits.]][[note]]No, that's not a sexist assumption; females in Homestuck are generally more fashion-conscious than males.[[/note]]



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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':



** A minor advantage for female characters in early editions was that some creatures have magic powers (mostly charm or beguiling) that works only on a specific gender, and those targeting males are more prevalent than the reverse. Thus, a woman would be immune to the influence of several feminine monsters (notably Kelpies, Nymphs, Nereids, Harpies...) while rarely the subject of such (like the hypnotic music of a satyr...). How much this would come into play depends entirely of the GM, of course. Starting with 3rd Edition, those powers tend to affect both sexes.

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** A minor advantage for female characters in early editions was that some creatures have magic powers (mostly charm or beguiling) that works only on a specific gender, and those targeting males are more prevalent than the reverse. Thus, a woman would be immune to the influence of several feminine monsters (notably Kelpies, Nymphs, Nereids, Harpies...) while rarely the subject of such (like the hypnotic music of a satyr...Satyr...). How much this would come into play depends entirely of the GM, of course. Starting with 3rd Edition, those powers tend to affect both sexes.



* ''AtlanticaOnline'' allows most player-classes to be either gender with no difference, but the recently added Atlantean Blademaster and Battlemage can only be male and female respectively. And the mercenary classes are always limited to one gender.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''

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* ''AtlanticaOnline'' ''VideoGame/AtlanticaOnline'' allows most player-classes to be either gender with no difference, but the recently added Atlantean Blademaster and Battlemage can only be male and female respectively. And the mercenary classes are always limited to one gender.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':



* ''VideoGame/{{Ogre Battle}}'', males focus mostly on melee classes, while females focus mostly on ranged classes, with some exception (The male wizard/sorcerer/lich and the female Dragoner / Dragonmaster). Note however that the widely regarded most powerful class is the female-only Princess, which can use white-elemental magic (as most enemies are more vulnerable to it), and which gives one extra attack to the entire party if made party leader.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ogre Battle}}'', ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'', males focus mostly on melee classes, while females focus mostly on ranged classes, with some exception (The male wizard/sorcerer/lich and the female Dragoner / Dragonmaster). Note however that the widely regarded most powerful class is the female-only Princess, which can use white-elemental magic (as most enemies are more vulnerable to it), and which gives one extra attack to the entire party if made party leader.
18th Jun '16 8:19:17 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''LegendOfTheFiveRings'' RPG there are a small handful of schools that are only able to be attended by females, such as the Utaku Battle Maidens. There are no male-only schools.

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* In the ''LegendOfTheFiveRings'' ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' RPG there are a small handful of schools that are only able to be attended by females, such as the Utaku Battle Maidens. There are no male-only schools.
16th Jun '16 5:57:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''WarhammerOnline''

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* ''WarhammerOnline''''VideoGame/WarhammerOnline''



* In the original UsefulNotes/PlayStation game ''{{Tenchu}}: Stealth Assassins'', you can play as Rikimaru (male) or Ayame (female). There's one mission where you have to reach a corrupt magistrate. If you play as Rikimaru, when you reach him there's a cut scene where he ruefully confesses to his crimes, and asks to be at least granted an honorable death. Still in cutscene, you assist him while he commits seppuku by cutting off his head after he cuts open his stomach. If you play as Ayame, however, he's enraged that a woman has had the gall to attack him, and the cutscene ends and goes into a boss fight -- you actually have to fight and kill him.

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* In the original UsefulNotes/PlayStation game ''{{Tenchu}}: ''VideoGame/{{Tenchu}}: Stealth Assassins'', you can play as Rikimaru (male) or Ayame (female). There's one mission where you have to reach a corrupt magistrate. If you play as Rikimaru, when you reach him there's a cut scene where he ruefully confesses to his crimes, and asks to be at least granted an honorable death. Still in cutscene, you assist him while he commits seppuku by cutting off his head after he cuts open his stomach. If you play as Ayame, however, he's enraged that a woman has had the gall to attack him, and the cutscene ends and goes into a boss fight -- you actually have to fight and kill him.
16th Jun '16 2:14:57 PM Mr.French
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* ''VideoGame/ApeEscape 3'' has two playable protagonists, a male and a female. The male protagonist can run faster and jump higher than the female, allowing him to chase after monkeys more easily. As a trade off for her lower stats, the female is an IdolSinger, which causes some monkeys (fans of hers) to be overwhelmed by her presence, rendering them helpless. While this allows you to capture some monkeys without a problem, and at one point allows you to skip an entire mini boss, only a very small handful of the game's hundreds of monkeys are affected by this ability, making the male character have an easier time overall capturing monkeys than his counterpart.



* ''VideoGame/ApeEscape 3'' has two playable protagonists, a male and a female. The female is an IdolSinger, which causes some monkeys (fans of hers) to be overwhelmed by her presence and rendered helpless. The male... no dice.
15th May '16 6:03:42 AM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the Martian warrior caste, the Maduri, has a larger degree of sexual dimorphism than the other castes due to each sex being directed towards a different role in warfare. Women, who are bred and trained for defensive warfare tend MightyGlaciers, while men are intended as faster moving, more aggressive and expendable shock troops. Men are technically slightly weaker, but gain access to some weapons women are traditionally untrained in.

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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the Martian warrior caste, the Maduri, has a larger degree of sexual dimorphism than the other castes due to each sex being directed towards a different role in warfare. Women, who are bred and trained for defensive warfare tend MightyGlaciers, towards the MightyGlacier, while men are intended as faster moving, more aggressive and expendable shock troops. Men are technically slightly weaker, but gain access to some weapons women are traditionally untrained in.
15th May '16 6:02:33 AM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the Martian warrior caste, the Maduri, has a larger degree of sexual dimorphism than the other castes due to each sex being directed towards a different role in warfare. Women, who are bred and trained for defensive warfare tend MightyGlaciers, while men are intended as faster moving, more aggressive and expendable shock troops. Men are technically slightly weaker, but gain access to some weapons women are traditionally untrained in.
10th May '16 8:18:26 PM Apocrypha
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*** While this would seem to make the female Avatar thus the GameFavoredGender, they're actually ''both'' favored in different ways: The female Avatar has a slight advantage in main-story gameplay, as she can marry who she wants without consequence (whereas the male renders one child LostForever if he marries a first-generation non-Avatarsexual), but the male has a slight advantage in PvP gameplay, as he has twice as many gender-exclusive DLC classes as the female, and the one great skill of a female-only class, Warp, is available to males through a Warp Scroll (whereas male-exclusive skills are not available to females).

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*** While this would seem to make the female Avatar thus the GameFavoredGender, they're actually ''both'' favored in different ways: The female Avatar has a slight advantage in main-story gameplay, as she can the freedom marry who she wants without consequence (whereas the male renders one child LostForever if he marries a first-generation non-Avatarsexual), but the male has a slight advantage in PvP gameplay, as he has twice as many gender-exclusive DLC classes as the female, and the one great skill of a female-only class, Warp, [[GameBreaker Warp]], is available to males through a Warp Scroll (whereas male-exclusive skills are not available to females).females).
10th May '16 8:13:03 PM Apocrypha
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*** While this would seem to make the female Avatar thus the GameFavoredGender, they're actually ''both'' favored in different ways: The female Avatar has a slight advantage in main-story gameplay, as she can marry who she wants without consequence (whereas the male renders one child Lost Forever if he marries a first-generation non-Avatarsexual), but the male has a slight advantage in PvP gameplay, as he has twice as many gender-exclusive DLC classes as the female, and the one great skill of a female-only class, Warp, is available to males through a Warp Scroll (whereas male-exclusive skills are not available to females).

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*** While this would seem to make the female Avatar thus the GameFavoredGender, they're actually ''both'' favored in different ways: The female Avatar has a slight advantage in main-story gameplay, as she can marry who she wants without consequence (whereas the male renders one child Lost Forever LostForever if he marries a first-generation non-Avatarsexual), but the male has a slight advantage in PvP gameplay, as he has twice as many gender-exclusive DLC classes as the female, and the one great skill of a female-only class, Warp, is available to males through a Warp Scroll (whereas male-exclusive skills are not available to females).
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