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13th Sep '16 4:57:41 AM Kazmahu
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' features indisputably male Sky Knights (read: Pegasus riders), capped off by a massive LampshadeHanging when Selena asks one of them about it.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' features indisputably male Sky Knights (read: Pegasus riders), capped off by a massive LampshadeHanging when Selena asks one of them about it. Said lampshade goes on to state that Pegasi are simply emotionally sensitive, and if you think one won't tolerate you, you make it so jittery it won't - implying that the rest of the series (or at least ''Awakening'' and the modernized Akaneia games, which it shares a world with) only think pegasus riding is female-only in a folkloric SelfFulfillingProphecy.
11th Sep '16 3:15:24 PM flondrix
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* ''Film/RedSonja'' features a powerful artifact that can only be wielded by a woman, destroying any man who touches it.
2nd Sep '16 6:48:08 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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When you get down to it, there's not much difference between what men and women can do. Even if on average one gender or sex is more suited to the role, as long as it doesn't involve reproduction, there will be exceptions to the rule. And sometimes [[MisterSeahorse even then]]. Even with physical appearance, if nudity isn't required, there are some people who can convincingly pass themselves off as the other gender.

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When you get down to it, there's not much difference between what men and women can do. Even if on average one gender or sex is more suited to the role, as long as it doesn't involve reproduction, there will be exceptions to the rule. And sometimes [[MisterSeahorse even then]]. Even with physical appearance, if nudity isn't required, there are some people who can convincingly pass themselves off as the other gender.
gender. And this isn't even getting into UsefulNotes/{{transgender}} people.


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* In ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'', only female Gelflings have wings.
30th Jul '16 11:50:39 PM jormis29
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When you get down to it,p there's not much difference between what men and women can do. Even if on average one gender or sex is more suited to the role, as long as it doesn't involve reproduction, there will be exceptions to the rule. And sometimes [[MisterSeahorse even then]]. Even with physical appearance, if nudity isn't required, there are some people who can convincingly pass themselves off as the other gender.

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When you get down to it,p it, there's not much difference between what men and women can do. Even if on average one gender or sex is more suited to the role, as long as it doesn't involve reproduction, there will be exceptions to the rule. And sometimes [[MisterSeahorse even then]]. Even with physical appearance, if nudity isn't required, there are some people who can convincingly pass themselves off as the other gender.
30th Jul '16 11:39:58 PM JoeMerl
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When you get down to it, there's not much difference between what men and women can do. Even if on average one gender or sex is more suited to the role, as long as it doesn't involve reproduction, there will be exceptions to the rule. And sometimes [[MisterSeahorse even then]]. Even with physical appearance, if nudity isn't required, there are some people who can convincingly pass themselves off as the other gender.

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When you get down to it, it,p there's not much difference between what men and women can do. Even if on average one gender or sex is more suited to the role, as long as it doesn't involve reproduction, there will be exceptions to the rule. And sometimes [[MisterSeahorse even then]]. Even with physical appearance, if nudity isn't required, there are some people who can convincingly pass themselves off as the other gender.



* In PreCrisis [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] stories, Billy and Freddy got their powers from famous "gods" (Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury), while Mary's came from six "goddesses" (Selene, Hippolyta, Ariadne, Zephyrus, Aurora and Minerva). Functionally, however, they had all the same powers...even though they probably shouldn't have, since Mary's set sometimes provided gifts like "beauty" instead things useful in a fight. (Also, yes, ignore the fact that [[GenderFlip Zephyrus was male in actual mythology]].)

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* In PreCrisis [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] stories, Billy and Freddy got their powers from famous "gods" (Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury), while Mary's came from six "goddesses" (Selene, Hippolyta, Ariadne, Zephyrus, Aurora and Minerva). Functionally, however, they had all the same powers...even though they probably shouldn't have, since Mary's set sometimes provided gifts like "beauty" instead things useful in a fight. (Also, yes, ignore the fact that [[GenderFlip Zephyrus was male in actual mythology]].)) PostCrisis, Mary also gets her powers from the male set.
30th Jul '16 11:38:27 PM JoeMerl
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* In PreCrisis [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] stories, Billy and Freddy got their powers from famous "gods" (Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury), while Mary's came from six "goddesses" (Selene, Hippolyta, Ariadne, Zephyrus, Aurora and Minerva). Functionally, however, they had all the same powers...even though they probably shouldn't have, since Mary's set sometimes provided gifts like "beauty" instead things useful in a fight. (Also, yes, ignore the fact that [[GenderFlip Zephyrus was male in actual mythology]].)
30th Jul '16 12:50:15 PM nombretomado
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* Male Hradani in DavidWeber's Literature/TheWarGods series suffer from the Rage, which, until it's later learned to be controlled and directed, turns them into bloodthirsty berserkers. Female hradani do not experience the Rage (and as a result are the default gender for hradani judges and diplomats). The Rage was imposed on the hradani by the evil wizards who enslaved them; apparently those wizards wanted their female slaves producing warriors instead of being warriors.

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* Male Hradani in DavidWeber's Creator/DavidWeber's Literature/TheWarGods series suffer from the Rage, which, until it's later learned to be controlled and directed, turns them into bloodthirsty berserkers. Female hradani do not experience the Rage (and as a result are the default gender for hradani judges and diplomats). The Rage was imposed on the hradani by the evil wizards who enslaved them; apparently those wizards wanted their female slaves producing warriors instead of being warriors.
26th Jul '16 9:46:46 PM PaulA
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* The Literature/EarthseaTrilogy featured mostly male wizards. In fact, there was a proverb "As weak as a woman's magic." Later books reveal that this is more of a cultural restriction, however.

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* The Literature/EarthseaTrilogy original Literature/{{Earthsea}} trilogy featured mostly male wizards. In fact, there was a proverb "As weak as a woman's magic." Later books reveal that this is more of a cultural restriction, however.
25th Jul '16 7:16:48 PM PixelKnight
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', certain classes in Sburb/Sgrub are only available to certain genders. Princes, Bards, and Lords are exclusively male, while Muses are exclusively female.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', certain classes in Sburb/Sgrub are only available to certain genders. Princes, Bards, genders, and Lords all other classes are exclusively male, while Muses are exclusively female.weighted towards either males or females.
4th Jul '16 11:01:39 PM Kazmahu
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' features indisputably male Sky Knights (read: Pegasus riders), capped off by a massive LampshadeHanging when Selena ([[spoiler:aka Severa, native of a land where Pegasi would only tolerate females]]) asks Subaki about it.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' features indisputably male Sky Knights (read: Pegasus riders), capped off by a massive LampshadeHanging when Selena ([[spoiler:aka Severa, native of a land where Pegasi would only tolerate females]]) asks Subaki one of them about it.
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