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14th Jun '16 4:29:28 AM nighttrainfm
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* While Shepard of ''Franchise/MassEffect'' can be either male or female, the female Shepard has a much larger and more vocal fanbase, thanks in part to being voiced by the excellent Creator/JenniferHale as opposed to the bland and wooden male Shepard voice. In a promo for ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', the voiceover by Hale is revealed at the end to be a farewell message to the expedition by Commander Shepard. Even BioWare seems to acknowledge [=FemShep=] as the preferred version of the character.

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* While Shepard of ''Franchise/MassEffect'' can be either male or female, the female Shepard has a much larger and more vocal fanbase, thanks in part to being voiced by the excellent Creator/JenniferHale as opposed (although Mark Meer is generally thought to improve significantly over the bland and wooden male Shepard voice.trilogy). In a promo for ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', the voiceover by Hale is revealed at the end to be a farewell message to the expedition by Commander Shepard. Even BioWare seems to acknowledge [=FemShep=] as the preferred version of the character.
1st Jun '16 5:13:05 AM Midna
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* ''Franchise/PuyoPuyo'', in contrast to ''Panel de Pon'', has this as more of a ZigZaggingTrope. The arcade game received a limited international release that was largely a faithful localization, barring the (rather odd) change of Harpy to a Dark Elf and a smattering of AmericanKirbyIsHardcore. When the time came to release the game for the Genesis and Super NES, though, both Sega and Nintendo (just like with ''Panel de Pon'') felt that a female-led game brimming with UsefulNotes/{{Kawaisa}} wouldn't sell with that era's primarily male gaming audience, so the game was given ''two'' {{Dolled Up Installment}}s: ''Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine'' and ''Kirby's Avalanche'', respectively. A few later games from the mid-2000's were given proper localizations, but the vast majority of the series remains NoExportForYou to this day.
30th May '16 4:53:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The works of TamoraPierce (The Literature/TortallUniverse and Literature/CircleOfMagic) are both popular young adult fantasy novels with predominantly female main characters (only one of the ten main characters is a boy), and a heavy emphasis on gender issues.

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* The works of TamoraPierce Creator/TamoraPierce (The Literature/TortallUniverse and Literature/CircleOfMagic) are both popular young adult fantasy novels with predominantly female main characters (only one of the ten main characters is a boy), and a heavy emphasis on gender issues.
15th May '16 8:30:57 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', like ''Lilo and Stitch'' above, features both a male and female protagonist, but the advertising made it clear that the girl bunny Judy Hopps was the central protagonist. It has also become the Disney Animated Canon's third highest grossing film, just below Frozen and ''The Lion King''.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', like ''Lilo and Stitch'' above, features both a male and female protagonist, but the advertising made it clear that the girl bunny Judy Hopps was the central protagonist. It has also become the Disney Animated Canon's third highest grossing film, just below Frozen ''Frozen'' and ''The Lion King''.


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* ''Literature/NancyDrew'' is a quintessential children's mystery series and it has a female protagonist. It is possibly even more well-known than its SpearCounterpart ''Literature/TheHardyBoys''. The [[VideoGame/NancyDrew video games]] also do fairly well but aren't discussed often in the gaming community at large, though that's due to their AdventuresGames genre rather than Nancy herself.
15th May '16 8:22:37 AM Pichu-kun
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* The ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinker Bell]]'' movies are often criticized as Disney's answer to Barbie, though advertising, the toys, and the [[CoversAlwaysLie movie covers]] can understandably lead people to this conclusion. In fact they were originally set to be a lot more girly than they are before [[Creator/PixarRegulars John Lasseter]] stepped in.

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* The ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinker Bell]]'' ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' movies are often criticized as Disney's answer to Barbie, though advertising, the toys, and the [[CoversAlwaysLie movie covers]] can understandably lead people to this conclusion. In fact they were originally set to be a lot more girly than they are before [[Creator/PixarRegulars John Lasseter]] stepped in.


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* The VirtualPaperDoll series ''VideoGame/StyleSavvy'' is a popular Creator/{{Nintendo}} IP (and in fact was one of the best selling UsefulNotes/NintendoDS titles) but almost never gets brought up when discussing Nintendo games. When the first game was released on Virtual Console many gamers complained about it and called it "shovelware" or "bad" just because it's a game about {{fashion model}}s.
2nd May '16 10:11:34 AM immblueversion
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' received much backlash from fans of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the show it spun off from]]--itself an example of successfully breaking out of the ghetto--primarily because a HighSchoolAU with rampant {{Chickification}} for its diverse cast of female characters seemed like a step in the exact opposite direction. Many of those fears were alleviated when the film was released, helped by retaining the show's sense of adventure and catchy songs, but its {{Surprisingly Improved Sequel}}s really helped shatter expectations with improved CharacterDevelopment and [[AnimationBump animation]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' received much backlash from fans of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the show it spun off from]]--itself an example of successfully breaking out of the ghetto--primarily because a HighSchoolAU with rampant {{Chickification}} for its diverse cast of female characters seemed like a step in the exact opposite direction. Many of those fears were alleviated when the film was released, helped by retaining the show's sense its setup reminiscent of adventure and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', [[AwesomeMusic catchy songs, but its songs]], and characters remaining mostly intact. Its {{Surprisingly Improved Sequel}}s really helped shatter expectations with improved CharacterDevelopment and [[AnimationBump animation]].animation]], resulting in a sizeable niche fandom that considers it a worthy addition to, if not an improvement of the series.
2nd May '16 10:03:12 AM immblueversion
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' received much backlash from fans of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the show it spun off from]]--itself an example of successfully breaking out of the ghetto--primarily because a HighSchoolAU with rampant {{Chickification}} for its diverse cast of female characters seemed like a step in the exact opposite direction. Many of those fears were alleviated when the film was released, helped by retaining the show's sense of adventure and catchy songs, but its {{Surprisingly Improved Sequel}}s really helped shatter expectations with improved CharacterDevelopment and [[AnimationBump animation]].
22nd Apr '16 5:35:14 PM eroock
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-->--'''Creator/LaurenFaust''', creator and former executive producer of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

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-->--'''Creator/LaurenFaust''', -->-- '''Creator/LaurenFaust''', creator and former executive producer of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
13th Apr '16 4:20:21 PM iml908
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', like ''Lilo and Stitch'' above, features both a male and female protagonist, but the advertising made it clear that the girl bunny Judy Hopps was the central protagonist. It has also become the Disney Animated Canon's third highest grossing film, just below Frozen and ''The Lion King''.
11th Apr '16 1:36:08 PM CaptainNevada
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* Actually, author initials are commonly used when the protagonist is a different gender than the author. In addition, the romance genre has virtually no books with male authors (the male writers use pen names) while the opposite is true of men's adventure and true crime (noted true crime writer Ann Rule published under a variety of male pen names until her personal experience with Ted Bundy let her both write under her real name and publish her backlist under it as well).
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