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20th Sep '17 2:52:52 PM NNinja
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* In ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' are all witchers who are created, male. They are much stronger, faster and more resistant than humans, and can also age for centuries. Creating a witcher, however, is so dangerous that it is generally assumed that girls would rarely survive this (already many boys do not survive).
8th Jul '17 9:47:31 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Amusingly averted in Myth/NorseMythology. A majority of witches are female, but only because their magic [[DeusSexMachina relies on contact with another person's semen]]. Yes, that means the {{Uke}} can have magic powers too. It should be mentioned one of the ways for people whom today we would consider homosexual or trans-female could live openly and still be moderately tolerated in Norse society was to practice witchcraft (much like the Hijira of modern India). Of course, they were still shunned and ostracized, but people still sought their services, and not many would want to anger a witch. And to further make the point: Odin is a male witch. (He wanted to learn all the magic of the world...) This means exactly what you think it means.

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* Amusingly averted in Myth/NorseMythology. A majority of witches are female, but only because their magic [[DeusSexMachina relies on contact with another person's semen]]. Yes, that means the {{Uke}} can have magic powers too. It should be mentioned one of the ways for people whom today we would consider homosexual or trans-female One way that gay men and transgender women could live openly and still be moderately tolerated in Norse society was to practice witchcraft (much like the Hijira of modern India). witchcraft. Of course, they were still shunned and ostracized, but people still sought their services, and not many would want to anger a witch. And to further make the point: Odin is a male witch. (He witch, since he wanted to learn all the magic of the world...) world. This means exactly what you think it means.
8th Jul '17 2:31:48 PM CG-Druid
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* In ''Franchise/The Witcher'' are all witchers who are created, male. They are much stronger, faster and more resistant than humans, and can also age for centuries. Creating a witcher, however, is so dangerous that it is generally assumed that girls would rarely survive this (already many boys do not survive).

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* In ''Franchise/The Witcher'' ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' are all witchers who are created, male. They are much stronger, faster and more resistant than humans, and can also age for centuries. Creating a witcher, however, is so dangerous that it is generally assumed that girls would rarely survive this (already many boys do not survive).



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' shows us that airbenders were almost always male. The flashbacks show only male airbenders, with the only exception of Avatar Yangchen. Of course one can theorize that male and female airbenders were taught in separate temples, but in the sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' many new airbender arise, and also they are much often male than female.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' it is not a real ability but rather a property. When male gargoyles wake up, their eyes glow white, but when female gargoyles wake up, their eyes glow red. For the clones, it is exactly the opposite.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' shows us that airbenders were almost always male. The flashbacks show only male airbenders, with the only exception of Avatar Yangchen. Of course one can theorize that male and female airbenders were taught in separate temples, but in the sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' many new airbender arise, and also they are much often male than female.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' it is not a real ability but rather a property. When male gargoyles wake up, their eyes glow white, but when female gargoyles wake up, their eyes glow red. For the clones, it is exactly the opposite.
8th Jul '17 2:29:44 PM CG-Druid
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* ''Anime/BloodPlus'' has the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent chiropterans]]. The queens are always female and they are always twins. The chevaliers who create them are always male. It is never said that it is not possible to create female chevaliers, but since the chevaliers are intended to mate with the other queen, female chevaliers would have little useful.


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* In ''Franchise/The Witcher'' are all witchers who are created, male. They are much stronger, faster and more resistant than humans, and can also age for centuries. Creating a witcher, however, is so dangerous that it is generally assumed that girls would rarely survive this (already many boys do not survive).
* You sees in ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' only a few female vampires, and no female vampaneze. Although it is easily possible to turn women into vampires, it is rarely. Arra Sails, a female vampire, once said that vampires can not get children, which is a bigger problem for women than for men.
* The German booklet series ''Maddrax'' has [[ActionGirl the women of the 13 islands]]. Almost all of them are [[PsychicPowers telepathically gifted]], but men rarely have this ability. This is one reason why their folk are a [[{{Matriarchy}} matriarchy]].
** Men from the 13 islands can be quite [[TheEmpath empathic]], but also this is not common.
** There are, however, also the [[{{Ratmen}} taratzes]], which is a species of mutated giant rats. They are stronger, faster and more resilient than humans, but usually not particularly smart. The [[GeniusBruiser taratze kings]] are an exception, however, and in the entire series of books a taratze queen has never been seen.


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** However, there are quite a few exceptions. In the third season there is a warlock named Michael, who is not very powerful, but is good.
** Jonathan was a villain, but not one who was [[HarmlessVillain evil or dangerous]].
** In the comics there is also Clive, who is a warlock and the spiritual leader of a witchcrow.
** In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' there is also a group of powerful beings who occasionally determine someone as their ''champion'', to fight against the evil. The respective champions are almost always demons (at least partially), and almost always male.


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* In ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' only female drow are trained to priestesses. Male drow could also learn the magic, but in the [[{{Matriarchy}} company of the drow]] men are not worth much.


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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' shows us that airbenders were almost always male. The flashbacks show only male airbenders, with the only exception of Avatar Yangchen. Of course one can theorize that male and female airbenders were taught in separate temples, but in the sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' many new airbender arise, and also they are much often male than female.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' it is not a real ability but rather a property. When male gargoyles wake up, their eyes glow white, but when female gargoyles wake up, their eyes glow red. For the clones, it is exactly the opposite.
22nd Apr '17 1:11:26 PM CosmicFerret
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* Almost every LegoAdaptationGame has a high jump ability restricted to certain types of characters; in ''VideoGame/LEGOPiratesOfTheCaribbean'', the female characters have it.

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* Almost every LegoAdaptationGame VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame has a high jump ability restricted to certain types of characters; in ''VideoGame/LEGOPiratesOfTheCaribbean'', the female characters have it.
11th Feb '17 10:22:53 AM Geoduck
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* Similarly, only female mosquitoes suck blood from humans and other mammals.
16th Jan '17 6:32:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Partly subverted in Kelley Armstrong's ''[[TheOtherworld Otherworld]]''. Witches are female, sorcerers are male. They can use each other's magic, but not as well as the proper users can. Witch magic generally relies on incantations or healing brews, while sorcerer magic uses gestures. Witch and sorcerer genes are sex-linked and supposedly incompatible with each other, requiring them to breed with mundanes. However, there are hints in ''Dime Store Magic'' and ''Industrial Magic'' that witches and sorcerers may be more alike than they think, particularly the revelation that neophyte witch Savannah Levine is the daughter of a witch and a sorcerer, supposedly impossible. It is also pointed out that social stigma prevents sorcerers and witches from having sex together.

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* Partly subverted in Kelley Armstrong's ''[[TheOtherworld Otherworld]]''.''Literature/TheOtherworld''. Witches are female, sorcerers are male. They can use each other's magic, but not as well as the proper users can. Witch magic generally relies on incantations or healing brews, while sorcerer magic uses gestures. Witch and sorcerer genes are sex-linked and supposedly incompatible with each other, requiring them to breed with mundanes. However, there are hints in ''Dime Store Magic'' and ''Industrial Magic'' that witches and sorcerers may be more alike than they think, particularly the revelation that neophyte witch Savannah Levine is the daughter of a witch and a sorcerer, supposedly impossible. It is also pointed out that social stigma prevents sorcerers and witches from having sex together.



* Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'' has female [[VirginPower virgin]] witches. They are shocked when Simon Tregarth, a man from another world, has the same powers. (And more shocked when a witch marries him and keeps her powers.)
* In Creator/AndreNorton and Creator/MercedesLackey's ''TheHalfbloodChronicles'', the female [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] have only weak magic compared to males. But, as the series points out, even a rose petal in the wrong place can kill someone...

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* Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'' ''Literature/WitchWorld'' has female [[VirginPower virgin]] witches. They are shocked when Simon Tregarth, a man from another world, has the same powers. (And more shocked when a witch marries him and keeps her powers.)
* In Creator/AndreNorton and Creator/MercedesLackey's ''TheHalfbloodChronicles'', ''Literature/TheHalfbloodChronicles'', the female [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] have only weak magic compared to males. But, as the series points out, even a rose petal in the wrong place can kill someone...
11th Oct '16 7:14:54 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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May be handwaved by BizarreAlienBiology. Compare GenderRestrictedGear, mostly found in VideoGames.

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May be handwaved by BizarreAlienBiology.BizarreSexualDimorphism. Compare GenderRestrictedGear, mostly found in VideoGames.
11th Oct '16 7:14:22 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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->'''Jen:''' Wings? I don't have wings!
->'''Kira:''' Of course not. You're a boy.
-->--''Film/TheDarkCrystal''
9th Oct '16 10:19:20 AM erforce
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* Almost every LegoAdaptationGame has a high jump ability restricted to certain types of characters; in ''Lego Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', the female characters have it.

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* Almost every LegoAdaptationGame has a high jump ability restricted to certain types of characters; in ''Lego Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''VideoGame/LEGOPiratesOfTheCaribbean'', the female characters have it.
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