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24th Jan '17 9:07:37 PM whunt
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For most fictional purposes a hermaphrodite is an individual that's both male and female; specifically, one that has both male and female genitals. Biologists don't use the word that way, but this is fiction, not biology. In real life, however, a human that has fully developed male and female genitals is extremely rare (there's never been an actual confirmed instance). Humans with sexually ambiguous genitals and/or incompletely developed ones (or other biological ambiguities between male and female, such as mixed glands, hormonal balances, or chromosomal sexes) are called intersex, not hermaphrodites, and are relatively common (one rough estimate is 1 in every 2000 children born). [[http://www.isna.org/ More information can be found here.]]

Intersex people usually identify as either a man or woman (although some are non-binary), and being intersex does not automatically make you a "man and a woman." Fictional depictions of intersex people often run into UnfortunateImplications and CriticalResearchFailure.

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For most fictional purposes a hermaphrodite is an individual that's both male and female; specifically, one that has both male and female genitals. Biologists don't use the word that way, but this is fiction, not biology. In real life, however, a human that has fully developed male and female genitals is extremely rare (there's never been an actual confirmed instance). Humans with sexually ambiguous genitals and/or incompletely developed ones (or other biological ambiguities between male and female, such as mixed glands, hormonal balances, or chromosomal sexes) are called intersex, not hermaphrodites, and are relatively more common than one would think (one rough estimate is 1 in every 2000 children born). [[http://www.isna.org/ More information can be found here.]]

Intersex people usually identify as either a man or woman (although some are non-binary), and being intersex does not automatically make you a "man and a woman." In fact, biologically speaking they would still be considered one or the other depending on the presence of a Y-chromosome. Fictional depictions of intersex people often run into UnfortunateImplications and CriticalResearchFailure.
21st Jan '17 9:44:45 PM Xtifr
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--> She wears lace and she wears flannel, she watches Football ''and'' the LifetimeChannel! What's that bulge under her nighty? It must be Hermaphrodite!

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--> She wears lace and she wears flannel, she watches Football ''and'' the LifetimeChannel! Creator/{{Lifetime}} Channel! What's that bulge under her nighty? It must be Hermaphrodite!
17th Jan '17 7:44:18 AM MarqFJA
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* As it turns out in ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' [[spoiler: Angel is a fully-functional hermaphrodite and both the mother AND father of Sera. At the end of the second game, Serph and Sera merge into a single hermaphroditic being, Seraph.]]

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* As it turns out in ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' [[spoiler: Angel [[spoiler:Angel]] is a fully-functional hermaphrodite and [[TrulySingleParent both the mother AND father mother]] '''[[TrulySingleParent and]]''' [[TrulySingleParent father]] of Sera. [[spoiler:Sera]]. At the end of the second game, Serph [[spoiler:Serph]] and Sera merge [[spoiler:Sera]] [[FusionDance merge]] into a single hermaphroditic being, Seraph.]][[spoiler:Seraph]].
17th Jan '17 7:04:38 AM MarqFJA
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* James Reese's trilogy consisting of ''The Book of Shadows, The Book of Spirits'', and ''The Witchery'' feature Herculine, a hermaphrodite with functional dual genitals . She/he is an unusual member of a Witch Species that normally gives birth to female witches and male humans. She/he has the powers of a witch, but[[spoiler: is able to impregnate a human woman and father a witch daughter and a human son.]]

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* James Reese's trilogy consisting of ''The Book of Shadows, The Book of Spirits'', and ''The Witchery'' feature Herculine, a hermaphrodite with functional dual genitals . She/he is an unusual member of a Witch Species WitchSpecies that normally gives birth to female witches and male humans. She/he has the powers of a witch, but[[spoiler: is able to impregnate a human woman and father a witch daughter and a human son.]]
7th Jan '17 7:17:19 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/FakingIt'': [[spoiler: Lauren]], who has Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome.
4th Jan '17 7:55:43 PM Raygunguy
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* The Aquaans in ''Webcomic/Harbourmaster'' are a fully hermaphroditic species. That said, they do have preferred pronouns per individual when interacting with Humans.

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* The Aquaans in ''Webcomic/Harbourmaster'' ''{{Harbourmaster}}'' are a fully hermaphroditic species. That said, they do have preferred pronouns per individual when interacting with Humans.
1st Jan '17 6:16:27 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Mystique herself, in a sense, if Chris Claremont had gotten his way. She's female in her default form, but Claremont planned to have her be Nightcrawler's ''father'', with her longtime LesYay companion Destiny being his mother. Editorial nixed the idea, and in-continuity Mystique's reproductive system is only proven to be functionally female.
1st Jan '17 1:45:43 PM BattleMaster
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For most fictional purposes a hermaphrodite is an individual that's both male and female; specifically, one that has both male and female genitals. Biologists don't use the word that way, but this is fiction, not biology. In real life, however, a human that has fully developed male and female genitals is extremely rare. Humans with sexually ambiguous genitals and/or incompletely developed ones (or other biological ambiguities between male and female, such as mixed glands, hormonal balances, or chromosomal sexes) are called intersex, not hermaphrodites, and are relatively common (one rough estimate is 1 in every 2000 children born). [[http://www.isna.org/ More information can be found here.]]

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For most fictional purposes a hermaphrodite is an individual that's both male and female; specifically, one that has both male and female genitals. Biologists don't use the word that way, but this is fiction, not biology. In real life, however, a human that has fully developed male and female genitals is extremely rare.rare (there's never been an actual confirmed instance). Humans with sexually ambiguous genitals and/or incompletely developed ones (or other biological ambiguities between male and female, such as mixed glands, hormonal balances, or chromosomal sexes) are called intersex, not hermaphrodites, and are relatively common (one rough estimate is 1 in every 2000 children born). [[http://www.isna.org/ More information can be found here.]]
15th Nov '16 12:16:05 PM DaveE
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** Mystique herself, in a sense, if Chris Claremont had gotten his way. She's female in her default form, but Claremont planned to have her be Nightcrawler's ''father'', with her longtime LesYay companion Destiny being his mother. Editorial nixed the idea, and in-continuity Mystique's reproductive system is only proven to be functionally female.
13th Nov '16 3:57:20 AM king3000
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* In another Go Nagai work, ''Manga/ViolenceJack'', there's Blue Mad Saulus' lover. On the outside it appears to be female but has a man's voice (at least in the English dub) and in the manga has a huge penis.

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* In another Go Nagai work, ''Manga/ViolenceJack'', there's Blue Mad Saulus' lover. On the outside it appears to be female but has a man's voice (at least in the English dub) and in the manga has a huge penis.
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