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8th Apr '18 7:44:29 PM Benbeasted
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** Humorously averted in ''Old World Blues'' by the Sink Central Intelligence Unit, who will only refer to you as "sir." If you aren't playing as a sir, it will explain that it was never programmed with the female equivalent.
7th Apr '18 10:37:11 AM nombretomado
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* WorldOfDarkness books tend to alternate between male and female pronouns.
* Ashiok in ''MagicTheGathering'' is a genderless being. Although accidentally referred to as "he" in an early promotional piece, Ashiok has since been referred to with no pronouns at all. Instead, all references to Ashiok use "Ashiok" in place of a pronoun.

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* WorldOfDarkness ''Franchise/TheWorldOfDarkness'' books tend to alternate between male and female pronouns.
* Ashiok in ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is a genderless being. Although accidentally referred to as "he" in an early promotional piece, Ashiok has since been referred to with no pronouns at all. Instead, all references to Ashiok use "Ashiok" in place of a pronoun.
2nd Mar '18 7:10:10 PM Tir
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* In ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'', the author has made it a SelfImposedChallenge to not settle on a gender for [[AmbiguousGender Crona]], eaning he’s going to write the story using gender-neutral phrases and descriptions for him/her. Whenever he writes himself into a corner, he settles on "it" and averts ItIsDehumanizing.

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* In ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'', the author has made it a SelfImposedChallenge to not settle on a gender for [[AmbiguousGender Crona]], eaning meaning he’s going to write the story using gender-neutral phrases and descriptions for him/her. Whenever he writes himself into a corner, he settles on "it" and averts ItIsDehumanizing.
3rd Feb '18 11:27:44 PM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': Slaanesh is the hermaphroditic Chaos god of excess, and while there's no set pronoun, "it", "s/he" or "hir" is often used (the Eldar consider Slaanesh to be female, using "she" or "her").
22nd Jan '18 5:53:43 PM Sammettik
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* Franchise/{{Kirby}} is consistently referred to with genderless pronouns in the Japanese versions of his games for no official reason other than to be "mysterious". In the west, however, the pink puffball is officially referred to with male ones because of how this trope doesn't work out as well in English as it does in Japanese. Indeed, the Nintendo of America attempted to use this ''once'' in a early ''Kirby 64'' preview, and quickly dumped it presumably because of how awkward it came off.
24th Nov '17 12:42:48 AM Spindriver
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* The character Angel in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' is anatomically female but gender fluid, and often passes as a (probably CampGay) man. There was some deliberately induced ViewerGenderConfusion when Angel first appeared, with both readers and a lot of characters assuming that this was a guy. However, once hints about the truth started appearing, careful readers noticed that characters who’d known Angel for a while were a lot less casual with gendered pronouns; there’d been some fairly careful subtly gender-neutral writing going on.
2nd Oct '17 8:39:35 PM TroperDoper
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* The character of Robin Wood was originally written as a "well-dressed African American" with no detail given to gender in his first episode (his given name allowing for gender neutrality). A man was later cast in the role.

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* The character of Robin Wood from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' was originally written as a "well-dressed African American" with no detail given to gender in his first episode (his given name allowing for gender neutrality). A man was later cast in the role.
2nd Oct '17 8:38:05 PM TroperDoper
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* The character of Robin Wood was originally written as a "well-dressed African American" with no detail given to gender in his first episode (his given name allowing for gender neutrality). A man was later cast in the role.
22nd Aug '17 9:12:53 PM NWolfman
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' with a joke mocking PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad. Jay is a trucker in this episode, delivering a shipment of politically correct textbooks to a private school. In one scene, we cut to a student asking his father when he (Jay) is going to get here, to which his father replies, distressed, "He or ''she'', son! ''He or she''!
1st Aug '17 4:27:08 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Fantasy author Creator/MarionZimmerBradley wrote "The Secret of the Blue Star", a ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' story about the heroine Lythande (a female wizard in a world where wizards are always male), which is gender neutral until the last two paragraphs.
** Almost, but not quite. At one point Ms. Bradley slipped up and repeatedly referred to Lythande as a male.
-->Lythande drew from the folds of his robe a small pouch containing a quantity of sweet-smelling herbs, rolled them into a blue-grey leaf, and touched his ring to spark the roll alight. He drew on the smoke, which drifted up sweet and greyish.

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* Fantasy author Creator/MarionZimmerBradley wrote "The Secret of the Blue Star", a ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' story about the heroine Lythande (a female wizard in a world where wizards are always male), which is male). She attempted to use gender neutral writing until the big reveal in the last two paragraphs.
** Almost, but not quite. At one point Ms. Bradley slipped
paragraphs, though she slips up and repeatedly referred refers to Lythande as a male.
-->Lythande drew from
her using male pronouns at one piint in the folds of his robe a small pouch containing a quantity of sweet-smelling herbs, rolled them into a blue-grey leaf, and touched his ring to spark the roll alight. He drew on the smoke, which drifted up sweet and greyish.middle.
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