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27th Jun '16 5:20:26 PM Newt
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*In Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice series, the Radchaai language does not distinguish genders. This is done in the text by using female pronouns and relationships (eg she/her, mother/sister/grandmother) and male titles (lord/sir/etc) for every character.
8th Jun '16 7:00:26 AM Midna
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* The Japanese manual of ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' works with this, but the US translation deliberately positions Samus as a [[SamusIsAGirl man]].
20th May '16 12:10:09 AM PaulA
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* One supporting character in Creator/CherryWilder's ''Literature/TheLuckOfBrinsFive'' is described without gender-specific pronouns. It's done subtly enough that the reader is unlikely to notice unless they come across the short story Wilder wrote later elaborating that character's backstory, which establishes the character as being of the opposite gender from what most people assume in the novel.
14th May '16 2:18:36 PM delightfulCheshire
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*** And just in case you thought [[TrollingCreator you could tell with the children]]...
14th May '16 2:16:31 PM delightfulCheshire
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* Everyone in the universe of ''{{VideoGame/Minecraft}}'' is [[WordOfGod confirmed genderless]]. The additional PlayerCharacter added afterward is named "Alex", in case anyone had doubts about Steve.
14th May '16 2:09:02 PM delightfulCheshire
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* The player character from ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' is consistently talked to and about as "them" or "they", and the sprite of them is very ambiguous. [[spoiler: The same goes for the original Fallen Child.]] Most of the fandom continues this, though many interpret or depict them mainly as female. All of the game's ghost monsters (such as Napstablook) are also talked about with exclusively gender-neutral pronouns [[spoiler: except for Mettaton, who, despite his original species and the extremely hot, well-shaped, and completely androgynous design of his EX form, is always referred to as male]].

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* The player character from ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' is consistently talked to and about as "them" or "they", and the sprite of them is very ambiguous. [[spoiler: The same goes for the original Fallen Child.]] Most of the fandom continues this, though many interpret or depict them mainly as female. All of the game's ghost monsters (such as Napstablook) are also talked about with exclusively gender-neutral pronouns [[spoiler: except for Mettaton, who, despite his original species and the [[IfItsYouItsOkay extremely hot, well-shaped, well-shaped]], and [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday completely androgynous androgynous]] design of his EX form, is always referred to as male]].
14th May '16 2:05:54 PM delightfulCheshire
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*** And according to the spoken version, [[TrollingCreator "She's not here, is he?"]]
7th Mar '16 3:12:07 PM Unknownlight
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13th Jan '16 1:54:52 PM Arruruerie
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* The Fallen Child from ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' is consistently talked to and about as "them" or "they", and the sprite of them is very ambigous. [[spoiler: So is Frisk, the Player Character.]] Most of the fandom continues this trait, though many believe depict them mainly as female.
** Undyne is not mentioned as male or female until you finally [[spoiler: fight her, and she turns up to be a thin fish-woman.]] Likewise, Mettaton has never been described as having the mind of any gender [[spoiler: and his "EX" form manages to be both extremely hot, wellshaped and completely androgynous]].

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* The Fallen Child player character from ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' is consistently talked to and about as "them" or "they", and the sprite of them is very ambigous. ambiguous. [[spoiler: So is Frisk, The same goes for the Player Character.original Fallen Child.]] Most of the fandom continues this trait, this, though many believe interpret or depict them mainly as female.
** Undyne is not mentioned
female. All of the game's ghost monsters (such as male or female until you finally Napstablook) are also talked about with exclusively gender-neutral pronouns [[spoiler: fight her, except for Mettaton, who, despite his original species and she turns up to be a thin fish-woman.]] Likewise, Mettaton has never been described as having the mind of any gender [[spoiler: and his "EX" form manages to be both extremely hot, wellshaped well-shaped, and completely androgynous]].androgynous design of his EX form, is always referred to as male]].
12th Jan '16 9:24:38 AM Onomateopoetic
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* The Fallen Child from ''VideoGame/Undertale'' is consistently talked to and about as "them" or "they", and the sprite of them is very ambigous. [[spoiler: So is Frisk, the Player Character.]] Most of the fandom continues this trait, though many believe depict them mainly as female.

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* The Fallen Child from ''VideoGame/Undertale'' ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' is consistently talked to and about as "them" or "they", and the sprite of them is very ambigous. [[spoiler: So is Frisk, the Player Character.]] Most of the fandom continues this trait, though many believe depict them mainly as female.
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