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30th Jun '16 11:26:04 AM DarkHunter
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* Chapter 109 of ''Manga/UQHolder'' revealed that Karin is actually a female version of [[spoiler: Judas Iscariot]].
27th Jun '16 2:42:06 PM sorako
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* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' Sakura's older brother Touya played Cinderella (anime only), and Sakura herself played the prince from Sleeping Beauty ([[TheRival Shaoran]] was the princess).
27th Jun '16 2:41:02 PM sorako
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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':The first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' animated series made the homunculus Sloth a female.



** The first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' animated series made the homunculus Sloth a female.
27th Jun '16 2:39:53 PM sorako
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* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'':

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* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'':''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':



** The first ''Fullmetal Alchemist'' animated series made the homunculus Sloth a female.

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** The first ''Fullmetal Alchemist'' ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' animated series made the homunculus Sloth a female.



* Chapter 109 of ''Manga/UQHolder'' revealed that Karin is actually a female version of [[spoiler: Judas Iscariot]].
20th Jun '16 1:18:48 PM tyouker
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* Gender flipping is not terribly uncommon in modern productions of Shakespeare, often as part of a [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructionist]], Feminist, and/or DarkerAndEdgier take on the material (or just because the theater company is a few man/woman short):

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* Gender flipping is not terribly uncommon in modern productions of Shakespeare, often as part Shakespeare. Since all of the women's roles in Shakespeare are actually roles for boys in drag, having women onstage at all is nontraditional casting; it doesn't take much of a [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructionist]], Feminist, and/or DarkerAndEdgier take on leap to consider putting women in other roles as well. Also, especially in the material (or just because the theater company is case of student or amateur productions, there may be a few man/woman short):surplus of female performers and a shortage of good male ones if you don't do this.
16th Jun '16 10:28:29 AM comicwriter
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* In ''Comicbook/JustImagineStanLeeCreatingTheDCUniverse'', Comicbook/TheFlash is a teenage girl named Mary Maxwell.
12th Jun '16 4:29:37 PM nombretomado
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* {{Taskmaster}} is a woman in ''{{Deadpool}} MAX''. RuleOfCool.

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* {{Taskmaster}} ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} is a woman in ''{{Deadpool}} ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} MAX''. RuleOfCool.
12th Jun '16 2:13:00 PM Kakai
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* In ''Film/WarCraft2016'', [[spoiler:Alodi]], who's male in the game the film's based on, is female (or at least [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith female-appearing]]).



* The Mina Davis books ''[[Literature/HungoverAndHandcuffed Hungover and Handcuffed]]'' and ''[[Literature/AssholeYakuzaBoyfriend Asshole Yakuza Boyfriend]]'' are gender-flipped film noir; the HardboiledDetective is a woman, as is her FriendOnTheForce and TheDon, while the [[FemmeFatale Femme Fatales]] are mostly male.

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* The Mina Davis books ''[[Literature/HungoverAndHandcuffed Hungover ''Literature/HungoverAndHandcuffed'' and Handcuffed]]'' and ''[[Literature/AssholeYakuzaBoyfriend Asshole Yakuza Boyfriend]]'' ''Literature/AssholeYakuzaBoyfriend'' are gender-flipped film noir; the HardboiledDetective is a woman, as is her FriendOnTheForce and TheDon, while the [[FemmeFatale Femme Fatales]] are mostly male.
11th Jun '16 10:16:36 AM DaltimusPrime
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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:the series' version of Pidge is really a girl named Katie Holt She's pulling a SweetPollyOliver to join the Glalactic Garrison and locate her missing brother, since she was banned from their facility for breaking in one too many times.]]
9th Jun '16 4:13:54 AM rafi
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* {{Franchise/Barbie}} gets some meatier roles via Gender Flip in:

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* {{Franchise/Barbie}} The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' "Fionna and Cake" episodes (one per season since the fourth season) do this to pretty much every character in the show (except for the canonically agender BMO), including the theme song singer.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' animated series Owl, Weasel and Adder, who were males in the books, were changed to females.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
** The creators couldn't get the rights to use ScrewySquirrel, and thus, the equally violent Slappy Squirrel was born.
** The Warners were also originally three brothers, but the third was sort of uninteresting, so she became a girl to add something new.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Fans often joke that the roles of the EvilOverlord's son and daughter on the EvilOverlordList are gender flipped with Zuko and Azula. [[AllThereInTheManual The Nick website]] also suggests Ozai and Zuko are a rare Gender Flip of the FairestOfThemAll trope.
** The series also has two [[WhatCouldHaveBeen developmental]] gender flips: Toph and Azula both started as ''male'' characters (the latter being called "Prince Azul", and initially having a much smaller part that didn't come up until the end). The former gets a reference in [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs The Ember Island Players]], among many, many other in-jokes. The original male design for Toph went on to be reused for Avatar Roku's Earthbending teacher.
* Franchise/{{Barbie}}
gets some meatier roles via Gender Flip in:



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Calendar Man's counterpart is a former model called Calendar Girl (name aside, though, she's a very different character).



* Some have accused ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' of being a gender-flipped version of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' (annoying ''male'' sibling with super-intelligent ''sister(s)'' instead of the opposite). The hair even matches: blond for the dumb kid and red for the geniuses. (A potentially plausible theory because Chris Savino, who directed seasons three and four of ''Dexter's Laboratory'', worked on ''Johnny Test'' as a contributing writer, producer, and director of some episodes.) An in-universe example from one episode was when Johnny got into ShowWithinAShow involving "An annoying younger sibling who pesters his twin ''brother'' mad scientists for experiments". None of the characters can place the similarities. The episode ends with Johnny and his Expy hanging out while both sets of twins have a double date.

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* Some have accused ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' In the 1990s ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' series, Lavinia Forbes, the Baxter Building landlady who doesn't much like having a superhero team in her building but can't evict them, is a flip of being Walter Collins, the Baxter Building landlord from early ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' comics, who doesn't much like having a gender-flipped superhero team in his building but can't evict them.
* In the 90s cartoon
version of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' (annoying ''male'' sibling with super-intelligent ''sister(s)'' instead ''[[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1996 Flash Gordon]]'', Flash's ally Prince Thun of the opposite). The hair even matches: blond for the dumb kid and red for the geniuses. (A potentially plausible theory because Chris Savino, who directed seasons three and four of ''Dexter's Laboratory'', worked on ''Johnny Test'' Lion People became Princess Thundar.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' was originally going to have Broadway
as a contributing writer, producer, female, but ExecutiveMeddling didn't like the idea of [[DoubleStandard an overweight female protagonist]]. It's worth noting that the clan was also originally going to be led by a female named Dakota, but she was considered uninteresting, so they reimagined her as [[BigBad Demona]] and director of some episodes.) An in-universe example from one episode was when Johnny got into ShowWithinAShow involving "An annoying younger sibling who pesters his twin ''brother'' mad scientists for experiments". None of the characters can place the similarities. The episode ends with Johnny and his Expy hanging out while both sets of twins have a double date.created Goliath instead.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Fans often joke that the roles of the EvilOverlord's son and daughter on the EvilOverlordList are gender flipped with Zuko and Azula. [[AllThereInTheManual The Nick website]] also suggests Ozai and Zuko are a rare Gender Flip of the FairestOfThemAll trope.
** The series also has two [[WhatCouldHaveBeen developmental]] gender flips: Toph and Azula both started as ''male'' characters (the latter being called "Prince Azul", and initially having a much smaller part that didn't come up until the end). The former gets a reference in [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs The Ember Island Players]], among many, many other in-jokes. The original male design for Toph went on to be reused for Avatar Roku's Earthbending teacher.
* In the 90s cartoon version of ''[[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1996 Flash Gordon]]'', Flash's ally Prince Thun of the Lion People became Princess Thundar.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Fans often joke that
''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfterFairyTalesForEveryChild'' occasionally did this to the roles of the EvilOverlord's son and daughter on the EvilOverlordList are gender flipped characters, along with Zuko changing the stories to be more multiracial than the typically European originals. For example the Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper became "The Princess and Azula. [[AllThereInTheManual The Nick website]] also suggests Ozai and Zuko are a rare Gender Flip of the FairestOfThemAll trope.
** The series also has two [[WhatCouldHaveBeen developmental]] gender flips: Toph and Azula both started as
Pauper".
* In the original ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', MAD Cat was male. In [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget2015 the 2015 reboot]], MAD Cat is female.
* Some have accused ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' of being a gender-flipped version of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' (annoying
''male'' sibling with super-intelligent ''sister(s)'' instead of the opposite). The hair even matches: blond for the dumb kid and red for the geniuses. (A potentially plausible theory because Chris Savino, who directed seasons three and four of ''Dexter's Laboratory'', worked on ''Johnny Test'' as a contributing writer, producer, and director of some episodes.) An in-universe example from one episode was when Johnny got into ShowWithinAShow involving "An annoying younger sibling who pesters his twin ''brother'' mad scientists for experiments". None of the characters (the latter being called "Prince Azul", can place the similarities. The episode ends with Johnny and initially having a much smaller part that didn't come up until the end). The former gets a reference in [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs The Ember Island Players]], among many, many other in-jokes. The original male design for Toph went on to be reused for Avatar Roku's Earthbending teacher.
* In the 90s cartoon version
his Expy hanging out while both sets of ''[[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1996 Flash Gordon]]'', Flash's ally Prince Thun of the Lion People became Princess Thundar.twins have a double date.



* When ''TheSimpsons'' puts their cast members in another story to parody the original, occasionally Lisa will be given a role that was originally male. For instance Lisa was given equivalent roles for Franchise/SherlockHolmes, Johnny "Connie" Appleseed, and {{Amadeus}} (as Sally Eri).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', the second Queen from the Royal Flush Gang is a male {{Crossdresser}} rather than a woman. Not quite a straight example, though, since the Gang itself tends to have a revolving roster... For that matter, in both versions of the RFG seen in the series, we have Ace (the only carryover member) as a young preteen girl; in all comics before this and ''most'' adaptations (including distant-sequel ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''), Ace is a male character (and is often depicted as a cyborg or android with SuperStrength).
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' did this to the [[MyLittlePony Gen 3]] pony Star Swirl, who was mentioned but not seen and called Star Swirl the Bearded.
* When ''TheSimpsons'' puts their cast members they are introduced in another story to parody the original, occasionally Lisa will be given a role that was originally male. For instance Lisa was given equivalent second season of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the Pixies were all female. But in the SpinOff series ''WesternAnimation/PopPixie'' (that is an AlternateUniverse), some of them who had significant roles for Franchise/SherlockHolmes, Johnny "Connie" Appleseed, in the original series (Digit, Livy, Zing, and {{Amadeus}} (as Sally Eri).Jolly) have had gender alterations and are male now.
* In ''Westernanimation/RobinHoodMischiefInSherwood'', the role of Will Scarlet is filled by a girl named Scarlett in order to avert TheSmurfettePrinciple.



* The cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' has the book character Blackberry made from a buck to a doe. Many fans were displeased about this, since half the plot of the original is about the fact that they ''need'' does to establish a successful warren.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' animated series Owl, Weasel and Adder, who were males in the books, were changed to females.
* When she was introduced in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the Pixie of Messages, Livy, was a girl. But in the SpinOff series ''WesternAnimation/PopPixie'', she's now a guy with an [[http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t26/Ziolerusya/Group/PopPixieLivy.png appearance]] removing [[http://images.wikia.com/winx/images/a/a2/Livy.png any trance of femininity that was part of her original design]], her lack of eyelashes (all the female characters have them), and an outfit that (s)he wears when transformed by his/her Pixie Pop that resembles the other male pixies' costumes. Digit, Zing, and Jolly are male, too and have gone through similar changes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
** Changed the character of Red Alert from [[Anime/TransformersArmada The]] [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Trilogy]] from a male to a female for their own version of Red Alert. In fact, they originally wanted [[TheMedic Ratchet]] to be female and have Red Alert's name, but the final version of the show changed Ratchet back into a male, and made Red Alert a separate character.
** Also, the comic story "The Stunticon Job" depicts the TFA version of Drag Strip as a femme.



* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' "Fionna and Cake" episodes (one per season since the fourth season) do this to pretty much every character in the show (except for the canonically agender BMO), including the theme song singer.
* ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfterFairyTalesForEveryChild'' occasionally did this to the characters, along with changing the stories to be more multiracial than the typically European originals. For example the Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper became "The Princess and the Pauper".
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' did this to the [[MyLittlePony Gen 3]] pony Star Swirl, who was mentioned but not seen and called Star Swirl the Bearded.
* Azrael, the cat from ''TheSmurfs'' was female in the comic books, but is male in the TV show, later comics, and [[Film/TheSmurfs live-action movie]].
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'':
** The creators couldn't get the rights to use ScrewySquirrel, and thus, the equally violent Slappy Squirrel was born.
** The Warners were also originally three brothers, but the third was sort of uninteresting, so she became a girl to add something new.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' was originally going to have Broadway as a female, but ExecutiveMeddling didn't like the idea of [[DoubleStandard an overweight female protagonist]]. It's worth noting that the clan was also originally going to be led by a female named Dakota, but she was considered uninteresting, so they reimagined her as [[BigBad Demona]] and created Goliath instead.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' "Fionna and Cake" episodes (one per season since When ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' puts their cast members in another story to parody the fourth season) do this to pretty much every character in the show (except for the canonically agender BMO), including the theme song singer.
* ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfterFairyTalesForEveryChild''
original, occasionally did this to the characters, along with changing the stories to Lisa will be more multiracial than the typically European originals. given a role that was originally male. For example the Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper became "The Princess instance Lisa was given equivalent roles for Franchise/SherlockHolmes, Johnny "Connie" Appleseed, and the Pauper".
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' did this to the [[MyLittlePony Gen 3]] pony Star Swirl, who was mentioned but not seen and called Star Swirl the Bearded.
{{Amadeus}} (as Sally Eri).
* Azrael, the cat from ''TheSmurfs'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' was female in the comic books, but is male in the TV show, later comics, and [[Film/TheSmurfs live-action movie]].
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'':
** The creators couldn't get the rights to use ScrewySquirrel, and thus, the equally violent Slappy Squirrel was born.
** The Warners were also originally three brothers, but the third was sort of uninteresting, so she became a girl to add something new.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' was originally going to have Broadway as a female, but ExecutiveMeddling didn't like the idea of [[DoubleStandard an overweight female protagonist]]. It's worth noting that the clan was also originally going to be led by a female named Dakota, but she was considered uninteresting, so they reimagined her as [[BigBad Demona]] and created Goliath instead.
movie]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', the second Queen from the Royal Flush Gang is a male {{Crossdresser}} rather than a woman. Not quite a straight example, though, since the Gang itself tends to have a revolving roster... For that matter, in both versions of the RFG seen in the series, we have Ace (the only carryover member) as a young preteen girl; in all comics before this and ''most'' adaptations (including distant-sequel ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''), Ace is a male character (and is often depicted as a cyborg or android with SuperStrength).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' provides a minor example: the only fictional mayor ever mentioned in ''SpiderMan'' canon (until Jolly Jonah got elected) was Mayor Waters, a male villain from ''Comicbook/SpiderManReign'' (set thirty years in the future). Since the show's creators strive to use canon characters over new ones, they created an InNameOnly version who is a modern, not-apparently-evil woman ([[WildMassGuessing maybe the villainous one's mother/grandmother]]?)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
** Changed
the second Queen from the Royal Flush Gang is a male {{Crossdresser}} rather than a woman. Not quite a straight example, though, since the Gang itself tends to have a revolving roster... For that matter, in both versions of the RFG seen in the series, we have Ace (the only carryover member) as a young preteen girl; in all comics before this and ''most'' adaptations (including distant-sequel ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''), Ace is a male character (and is often depicted as a cyborg or android with SuperStrength).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' provides a minor example: the only fictional mayor ever mentioned in ''SpiderMan'' canon (until Jolly Jonah got elected) was Mayor Waters,
of Red Alert from [[Anime/TransformersArmada The]] [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Trilogy]] from a male villain from ''Comicbook/SpiderManReign'' (set thirty years in the future). Since the show's creators strive to use canon characters over new ones, they created an InNameOnly a female for their own version who is a modern, not-apparently-evil woman ([[WildMassGuessing maybe of Red Alert. In fact, they originally wanted [[TheMedic Ratchet]] to be female and have Red Alert's name, but the villainous one's mother/grandmother]]?)final version of the show changed Ratchet back into a male, and made Red Alert a separate character.
** Also, the comic story "The Stunticon Job" depicts the TFA version of Drag Strip as a femme.
* The cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' has the book character Blackberry made from a buck to a doe. Many fans were displeased about this, since half the plot of the original is about the fact that they ''need'' does to establish a successful warren.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Calendar Man's counterpart is a former model called Calendar Girl (name aside, though, she's a very different character).
* In ''Westernanimation/RobinHoodMischiefInSherwood'', the role of Will Scarlet is filled by a girl named Scarlett in order to avert TheSmurfettePrinciple.
* In the original ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', MAD Cat was male. In [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget2015 the 2015 reboot]], MAD Cat is female.
* In the 1990s ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' series, Lavinia Forbes, the Baxter Building landlady who doesn't much like having a superhero team in her building but can't evict them, is a flip of Walter Collins, the Baxter Building landlord from early ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' comics, who doesn't much like having a superhero team in his building but can't evict them.
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