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9th Mar '17 12:06:38 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Zigzagged. The title character doesn't mind THAT much to put on dresses and make up, and even seems to enjoy putting them up. Her problem is less with femininity in itself, but more with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A_Rl8aQxII feeling that she cannot be a good wife like her good-hearted but traditional family thinks is best for her]]. After spending almost the whole movie as a SweetPollyOliver, she ultimately sets down in wearing her hair down and dressing in a simple and cute dress. Thing is, since she is a member of the Franchise/DisneyPrincess, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dp_gowns_66.jpg she almost exclusively shows up in the pink dress]].[[note]]The fact that she wears the pink dress rather than the blue one seems to be because so many of the other heroines have blue gowns. Aurora canonically has a blue dress but hers is usually pink in merchandising for this reason too.[[/note]]

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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Zigzagged. The title character doesn't mind THAT much to put on dresses and make up, and even seems to enjoy putting them up. Her problem is less with femininity in itself, but more with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A_Rl8aQxII feeling that she cannot be a good wife like her good-hearted but traditional family thinks is best for her]]. her.]] After spending almost the whole movie as a SweetPollyOliver, she ultimately sets down in wearing her hair down and dressing in a simple and cute dress. Thing is, since she is a member of the Franchise/DisneyPrincess, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dp_gowns_66.jpg she almost exclusively shows up in the pink dress]].[[note]]The dress.]][[note]]The fact that she wears the pink dress rather than the blue one seems to be because so many of the other heroines have blue gowns. Aurora canonically has a blue dress but hers is usually pink in merchandising for this reason too.[[/note]]
11th Feb '17 11:55:02 AM Eagal
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', Janine Melnitz underwent a GirlinessUpgrade in the third season and onward to appease the MoralGuardians: [[TheOtherDarrin a new]] [[Creator/KathSoucie voice actress]] who toned down her old Bronx accent, a softer appearance, and a less harsh personality. This was actually justified in the 5th season episode "Janine, You've Changed"; she had made a deal with a ghost to be made over to win Egon's affections, and the ghost had hidden the changes from the cast. Ironically, the series had also found excuses to [[AllUpToYou send her into the field]] more and more often, even as this was going on.[[/folder]]
11th Feb '17 11:50:57 AM Eagal
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** Blossom and Bubbles are both {{Girly Girl}}s but the tomboyish Buttercup received a huge one of these. All the girls were made taller and skinner, were given makeup, and have "girlier" hair. These versions were placed on things like makeup bags, and they had more emphasis on "girly" activities like shopping and makeup. It didn't seem stick around for long so it's hard to find anything on the internet regarding this phase though. For reference, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dZ3URW4xAY here's the redesign]]. Reportedly, [[CreatorBacklash Craig McCracken was not pleased with this at all]], so there's little wonder it didn't stick.

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** Blossom and Bubbles are both {{Girly Girl}}s but the tomboyish Buttercup received a huge one of these. All the girls were made taller and skinner, were given makeup, and have "girlier" hair. These versions were placed on things like makeup bags, and they had more emphasis on "girly" activities like shopping and makeup. It didn't seem stick around for long so it's hard to find anything on the internet regarding this phase though. For reference, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dZ3URW4xAY here's the redesign]]. Reportedly, [[CreatorBacklash Craig McCracken was not pleased with this at all]], so there's little wonder it didn't stick.
30th Jan '17 8:48:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the book of ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'', Leslie is a boyish looking girl with short-cropped hair who wears plain, androgynous clothes. In the 2007 adaptation she has medium-length blonde hair ([[AdaptationDyeJob instead of brown]]) and dresses in more feminine looking, brightly toned clothes. WordOfGod is that the change in design was due to the SettingUpdate. What was unusual for a girl in the 1970s was different from what's unusual in the 2000s.



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* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' Sheik received one ''Super Smash Bros Brawl''. While she still looks androgynous to the point where she's [[ViewerGenderConfusion often mistaken for male]], they made her more "obviously" female and gave her a braid.

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* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' Sheik received one ''Super Smash Bros Brawl''. While she still looks androgynous to the point where she's [[ViewerGenderConfusion often mistaken for male]], they made her more "obviously" female and gave her a braid. Sheik also isn't referred to neutrally or as male like in most official ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' sources, instead being explicitly referred to as female.



* Sheik in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' is the most feminine looking incarnation of Sheik yet. She still looks androgynous enough so that she can pass as either a {{bishonen}} or a {{bifauxnen}}, however it's more obvious that she's a SweetPollyOliver. The game makes it ambiguous if [[LateArrivalSpoiler it's supposed to be obvious who she is]] or not. While she physically looks a lot like [[spoiler:Zelda]], she [[AmbiguousGender isn't gendered]] in the English version but is referred to as male in the Japanese version (so at least in-series people think she's male).



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': This happens a lot with the toys. Tomboys Applejack and Rainbow Dash sport TaremeEyes and come with pink frilly hair accessories. Applejack's hat is absent from almost all toys. Pinkie Pie's tangled mess of a mane is perfectly groomed, and several Princess Celestia toys are [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]] even though the ''[[CoversAlwaysLie box art]]'' [[CoversAlwaysLie depicts her as white.]]

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This happens a lot with the toys. Tomboys Applejack and Rainbow Dash sport TaremeEyes and come with pink frilly hair accessories. Applejack's hat is absent from almost all toys. Pinkie Pie's tangled mess of a mane is perfectly groomed, and several Princess Celestia toys are [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]] even though the ''[[CoversAlwaysLie box art]]'' [[CoversAlwaysLie depicts her as white.]]



** Gwen was this after [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce the time skip]]. Her original series incarnation was a sharp-tongued 10 years old [[TheSmartGuy smart girl]] with slightly tomboyish characteristics (mainly martial art skills, short hair, and temper). Her Alien Force incarnation, while retaining the intellectual personality and remaining a competent ActionGirl, has an obvious more feminine appearance, is less of a DeadpanSnarker and more calm and responsible (at least in the first two seasons), becoming something of a TeamMom, and has a AllGirlsWantBadBoys relationship with Kevin.

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** Gwen was this after [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce the time skip]]. Her original series incarnation was a sharp-tongued 10 years old [[TheSmartGuy smart girl]] with slightly tomboyish characteristics (mainly martial art skills, short hair, and temper). Her Alien Force ''Alien Force'' incarnation, while retaining the intellectual personality and remaining a competent ActionGirl, has an obvious more feminine appearance, is less of a DeadpanSnarker and more calm and responsible (at least in the first two seasons), becoming something of a TeamMom, and has a AllGirlsWantBadBoys relationship with Kevin.


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* Pearl's original design in the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' pilot is rather androgynous looking. Her finalized design is more feminine and has a ballerina-inspired design.
11th Jan '17 4:14:54 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'': Takatsuki was treated as a {{transsexual}} boy for most of the run and showed general dysphoria and a disdain for feminine things. Part way during high school Takatsuki became a model but started androgynous. [[spoiler:Eventually Takatsuki grows her hair out, begins wearing girl's clothes, decides not to transition and leans more toward GirlyGirl than {{Bifauxnen}} {{tomboy}}.]]

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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'': Takatsuki was treated as a {{transsexual}} boy for most of the run and showed general dysphoria and a disdain for feminine things. Part way during high school Takatsuki became a model but started androgynous. [[spoiler:Eventually Takatsuki grows her hair out, begins wearing girl's clothes, decides not to transition and leans more toward GirlyGirl than {{Bifauxnen}} {{tomboy}}. It's been speculated that Takatsuki's specific case was more about disliking being a girl than ''actually'' being trans sexual or gender dysphoric.]]
5th Dec '16 2:55:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'': Vin undergoes a couple of these over the course of the story. She starts out as a street thief who habitually dresses as much like a boy as possible to keep the men from getting interested in her, gets recruited by the heroes and given dresses and courtliness training as part of a plot to infiltrate the nobility, then still later becomes a master of them in her own right. Since her {{Badass}} level is also going through the roof during this transition, this is definitely ''not'' {{Chickification}}.

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* ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'': Vin undergoes a couple of these over the course of the story. She starts out as a street thief who habitually dresses as much like a boy as possible to keep the men from getting interested in her, gets recruited by the heroes and given dresses and courtliness training as part of a plot to infiltrate the nobility, then still later becomes a master of them in her own right. Since her {{Badass}} badass level is also going through the roof during this transition, this is definitely ''not'' {{Chickification}}.
2nd Dec '16 4:33:08 AM 4444jdm
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TruthInTelevision, for the most part.
13th Nov '16 1:07:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Mirajane underwent this process before the story begins; Lucy is shocked to learn that Fairy Tail's resident SilkHidingSteel TeamMom used to be bitter rivals with {{Badass}} ActionGirl Erza. It's explained that this happened due to [[spoiler: the disappearance of Mirajane and Elfman's younger sister, Lisanna.]]

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Mirajane underwent this process before the story begins; Lucy is shocked to learn that Fairy Tail's resident SilkHidingSteel TeamMom used to be bitter rivals with {{Badass}} ActionGirl Erza. It's explained that this happened due to [[spoiler: the disappearance of Mirajane and Elfman's younger sister, Lisanna.]]
28th Aug '16 11:30:04 AM nombretomado
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** In the mid-2000s, DisneyChannel gave Spinelli, the tomboyish female, a bit of one when she appeared in promos for the show. The advertisements only featured her, and she spoke like a borderline ValleyGirl. This also happened when Disney Channel was going through their own girliness upgrade. This version of Spinelli went as quick as she came in.

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** In the mid-2000s, DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel gave Spinelli, the tomboyish female, a bit of one when she appeared in promos for the show. The advertisements only featured her, and she spoke like a borderline ValleyGirl. This also happened when Disney Channel was going through their own girliness upgrade. This version of Spinelli went as quick as she came in.
24th Aug '16 11:48:41 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has this InUniverse with [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEmberIslandPlayers The Ember Island Players]]. For example, Princess Azula is usually a rather unfeminine BadassPrincess, but her Ember Island Players counterpart wears pink, has makeup and nail polish, and wears CombatStilettos.
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