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23rd Aug '16 12:59:14 PM bowserbros
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* ''[[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Animal Crossing: New Leaf]]'' mainly uses this for when NPC villagers refer to one another (i.e. "Thanks [player] for delivering that to [villager], I hope they enjoy it!"). It is unknown why this is done, though cartridge space and development deadlines are two possible inferences.
* Franchise/{{Kirby}} is consistently referred to with genderless pronouns in the Japanese versions of his games. In the west, however, the pink puffball is officially referred to with male ones (though he is never outright stated to be male) because of how this trope doesn't work out as well in English as it does in Japanese.
11th Aug '16 6:32:47 AM AnotherGuy
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}: The Beast with a Billion Backs'', in which the character the title refers to does not have a human gender and prefers to be referred to as "shklim" or "shkler" rather than him or her.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}: The Beast with a Billion Backs'', in which the character the title refers to does not have a human gender and prefers to be referred to as "shklim" or "shkler" rather than him or her. Hermes, ultra-bureaucrat that he is, was particularly relieved to find out what pronouns to use.
29th Jul '16 12:38:39 AM Jdb1984
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*** In one book, however, you were obviously part of a Women's Olympic swim team
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?"]]
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