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20th Feb '18 2:08:16 AM Cryoclaste
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* In some ''FireEmblem'' games, {{cap}}s are universal for all [[FantasyCharacterClasses classes]], but in others (including [[NoExportForYou all the ones released outside Japan]]) each class has unique caps. The latter also give men and women of the same class slighty different caps (About 1-2 point difference). Generally, men have higher Strength and Defense (Useful stats where every point counts and helps) while women have higher Skill and Resistence (Secondary stats where a few points won't make a difference). Men also have higher Constitution, which on some games helps to avoid losing Speed from heavier weapons (In others doesn't and having more has both pros and cons) - but women have a higher [[OneStatToRuleThemAll Speed]]. However, this is barely noticeable until endgame and even then, unless you're doing CharacterTiers, they aren't too big of a factor. Furthermore, while caps are gender-dependent, stat growth is character-dependent and that makes about as much of an impact as caps do. So at the end men are favored but not by a big deal.

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* In some ''FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games, {{cap}}s are universal for all [[FantasyCharacterClasses classes]], but in others (including [[NoExportForYou all the ones released outside Japan]]) each class has unique caps. The latter also give men and women of the same class slighty different caps (About 1-2 point difference). Generally, men have higher Strength and Defense (Useful stats where every point counts and helps) while women have higher Skill and Resistence (Secondary stats where a few points won't make a difference). Men also have higher Constitution, which on some games helps to avoid losing Speed from heavier weapons (In others doesn't and having more has both pros and cons) - but women have a higher [[OneStatToRuleThemAll Speed]]. However, this is barely noticeable until endgame and even then, unless you're doing CharacterTiers, they aren't too big of a factor. Furthermore, while caps are gender-dependent, stat growth is character-dependent and that makes about as much of an impact as caps do. So at the end men are favored but not by a big deal.
11th Feb '18 4:43:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Pangya}}'', oh boy. While each character has his or her own stats and balances the game, the makers clearly favor the girls. New outfits are almost always exclusively female and new events almost always favor the girls. It's especially bad in Gacha where it will sometimes be months before they make anything wearable for the males. The boys do get some nifty things from time to time, but it's no surprise that about 3/4 of the population plays as the girls.

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* ''{{Pangya}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Pangya}}'', oh boy. While each character has his or her own stats and balances the game, the makers clearly favor the girls. New outfits are almost always exclusively female and new events almost always favor the girls. It's especially bad in Gacha where it will sometimes be months before they make anything wearable for the males. The boys do get some nifty things from time to time, but it's no surprise that about 3/4 of the population plays as the girls.
3rd Feb '18 2:30:04 PM thatother1dude
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* ''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.

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* ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'', [[GuysSmashGirlsShoot males focus mostly on melee classes, while females focus mostly on ranged classes, 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.
3rd Feb '18 2:29:08 PM thatother1dude
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* Any game that keeps track of characters' heights and weights may have unintentional gender-related consequences because men are ''on average'' larger than women -- these effects can and do work in both directions (Mounted character? Enjoy your mount being able to carry a few dozen extra pounds of gear if you are female. Want to [[GoombaStomp crush enemies with your weight]]? Extra damage if male.).
22nd Jan '18 10:13:34 AM luiginumber1
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* Several ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' games give more benefits to women than men in terms of female-exclusive items. Your sex is whatever sex you actually are, but there are cards that [[GenderBender Gender Bend]] players. Official T-shirts, when worn by a player, can cause the player to be considered a specific sex while worn, overriding the primary effect of such cards. T-shirts are removable during play. Notably, this means the advantage here of being female can be assigned a rough real-world monetary value (probably about $18 U.S.).

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* Several ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' games give more benefits to women than men in terms of female-exclusive items. Your sex is whatever sex you actually are, are (unless you explicitly say otherwise), but there are cards that [[GenderBender Gender Bend]] players. Official T-shirts, when worn by a player, can cause the player to be considered a specific sex while worn, overriding the primary effect of such cards. T-shirts are removable during play. Notably, this means the advantage here of being female can be assigned a rough real-world monetary value (probably about $18 U.S.).
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.
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