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22nd Apr '18 6:44:32 PM Pichu-kun
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* Discussed in ''Manga/ShounenNote''. The choir has very few male singers. At the start of the series they attempt to get more boys to join, but even then girls outnumber the boys. The manga itself has a fair amount of male characters.
15th Apr '18 11:36:56 AM costanton11
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** ''BirdsOfPrey'' is also an example of the PeripheryDemographic that an all-female casts can invoke. Is it a series written for girls by having an all-female superhero team? Or is the audience mostly men who read for the attractive female characters and the occasional GirlOnGirlIsHot? Some men expressed suspicion when [[SuddenlySexuality Black Canary was made bisexual]] because of this, despite the female writer Gail Simone having repeatedly commented on the importance of organic media representation of all kind of gender & sexuality.

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** ''BirdsOfPrey'' ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' is also an example of the PeripheryDemographic that an all-female casts can invoke. Is it a series written for girls by having an all-female superhero team? Or is the audience mostly men who read for the attractive female characters and the occasional GirlOnGirlIsHot? Some men expressed suspicion when [[SuddenlySexuality Black Canary was made bisexual]] because of this, despite the female writer Gail Simone having repeatedly commented on the importance of organic media representation of all kind of gender & sexuality.
8th Apr '18 8:55:05 AM DanteVin
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* Episode 13 in the anime adaptation of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy''. Any male characters get relegated to background characters with maybe 1 or 2 lines, while the episode focuses heavily on the much larger crew consisting almost entirely of women. Even poor Gran is replaced with Djeeta, a lady who essentially takes his place.
15th Mar '18 11:37:44 PM FlapHat
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* In ''VisualNovel/ButterflySoup'', the school's new baseball club turns out to be entirely female. It's even lampshaded that they didn't intend it that way.
20th Feb '18 6:27:26 AM Morwen
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It has been argued that the main reasons for a work choosing to have an Improbably Female Cast are: they target [[AllMenArePerverts a male demographic]], with {{fanservice}} and the possibility of [[GirlOnGirlIsHot girl-girl interaction]]; or they target a female audience that is more likely to empathize with a predominantly female cast. Confusion between these two motivations can easily result in a PeripheryDemographic for both types of show. The writer may have wanted to tell a story about women outside of a traditional female role, to emphasize a fictional society in which this would not be unusual, or have been forced by ExecutiveMeddling to add an unusual situation to provide excitement or appeal to a male audience.

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It has been argued that the main reasons for a work choosing to have an Improbably Female Cast are: they target [[AllMenArePerverts a male demographic]], with {{fanservice}} and the possibility of [[GirlOnGirlIsHot girl-girl interaction]]; or they target a female audience that is more likely to empathize with a predominantly female cast. cast or they target a [[QueerMedia queer female audience]] who likes both. Confusion between these two motivations can easily result in a PeripheryDemographic for both types of show. The writer may have wanted to tell a story about women outside of a traditional female role, to emphasize a fictional society in which this would not be unusual, or have been forced by ExecutiveMeddling to add an unusual situation to provide excitement or appeal to a male audience.
30th Jan '18 2:34:00 PM Mr.French
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* Every character with a "speaking role" (although nearly every episode is voiced entirely by Wren) in ''{{Spines}}'' is either female or nonbinary (in the case of Shan). Overlaps with EveryoneIsBi and EveryoneIsGay: when characters relationships are referenced, only one is heterosexual. [[spoiler:And the fruit of that relationship leads to mass slaughter and possibly the end of the world.]]
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* Every character with a "speaking role" (although nearly every episode is voiced entirely by Wren) in ''{{Spines}}'' is either female or nonbinary (in the case of Shan). Overlaps with EveryoneIsBi and EveryoneIsGay: when characters relationships are referenced, only one is heterosexual. [[spoiler:And the fruit of that relationship leads to mass slaughter and possibly the end of the world.]]
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19th Dec '17 11:43:26 AM Clanger00
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The Spear Counterpart is so incredibly common we won't bother. Its extreme Spear version is TheSmurfettePrinciple, where there is ''only one'' woman in a cast of men.

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The Spear Counterpart is so [[TheBechdelTest incredibly common we won't bother.common]] it would be near impossible to list all the examples. Its extreme Spear version is TheSmurfettePrinciple, where there is ''only one'' woman in a cast of men.
3rd Nov '17 5:50:56 PM randomtiger
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No comparable trope exists for an improbably male-dominated cast. The closest thing to it is TheSmurfettePrinciple, where there is ''only one'' woman in a cast of men.

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No comparable trope exists for an improbably male-dominated cast. The closest thing to it Spear Counterpart is so incredibly common we won't bother. Its extreme Spear version is TheSmurfettePrinciple, where there is ''only one'' woman in a cast of men.
17th Oct '17 7:37:04 PM wuggles
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* Many of the Franchise/{{Barbie}} DirectToVideo movies border on this. Although they are usually adaptations of fairy tales with female protagonists, many of the villains and secondary characters end up female as well.
2nd Oct '17 7:37:50 PM Gamermaster
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* Justified in ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'' with Ousai Academy, which just switched over to being co-ed, meaning that only 28 of the 552 students are male.
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