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17th Nov '16 5:17:58 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' episode "Brinky", Brain consistently refers to his and Pinky's clone Roman Numeral 1 as "it" during his brief infancy.
7th Nov '16 10:21:06 PM BattleMaster
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* Invoked in ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead''. The protagonists intentionally called the zombies "them" to help accept they're not living people anymore.

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* Invoked in ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead''. The protagonists intentionally called the zombies "them" "[[NotUsingTheZWord them]]" to help accept they're not living people anymore.
1st Nov '16 5:13:28 PM StarTropes
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** In "The Most Toys", Kivas Fajo refers to Data as "it" after kidnapping him, reinforcing his view of Data as just another item in his collection of rare objects.
28th Oct '16 6:21:00 AM LondonKdS
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* Averted in the ''Literature/SectorGeneral'' books by James White, set on a multispecies space-station hospital chock-a-block with sentient beings of many, many origins. Only characters of the same species as that novel's point-of-view character are referred to with gendered pronouns in the narration, and everybody else is referred to as "it". This is also done by all the medical staff and station personnel in dialogue. This usage is intended to avoid causing offense or confusion by using incorrect pronouns to refer to aliens who may have more (or less, or just Different) genders than human-style male/female. It's specifically noted that the only time gendered pronouns of any sort are used in conversation between hospital staffers is when an entity's gender is relevant, such as a patient who is hospitalized for a dysfunction of the reproductive system.

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* Averted in the ''Literature/SectorGeneral'' books by James White, set on a multispecies space-station hospital chock-a-block with sentient beings of many, many origins. Only characters of the same species as that novel's the current point-of-view character are referred to with gendered pronouns in the narration, and everybody else is referred to as "it". This is also done by all the medical staff and station personnel in dialogue. This usage is intended to avoid causing offense or confusion by using incorrect pronouns to refer to aliens who may have more (or less, or just Different) genders than human-style male/female. It's specifically noted that the only time gendered pronouns of any sort are used in conversation between hospital staffers is when an entity's gender is relevant, such as a patient who is hospitalized for a dysfunction of the reproductive system.
26th Oct '16 3:12:34 AM Tron80
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* In the ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', scientist Shay alternates between using "her" and "it" to talk about Blaze because she doesn't know how to refer to other-dimensional demons.
-->'''Soldier:''' "Her"...? I thought we were hunting for an "it".\\

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* In the ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', scientist ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'':
Shay alternates between using "her" and "it" to talk about Blaze because she doesn't know how to refer to other-dimensional demons.
-->'''Soldier:''' --->'''Soldier:''' "Her"...? I thought we were hunting for an "it".\\


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** ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'': Super-villain Xenon will only refer to the Supergirl who defeated him as "She," with every other woman to wear the shield he refers to as "It."
19th Oct '16 11:56:22 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'' has an interesting example: Chamber, a [[HumongousMecha Machine Caliber]], has a male voice and is referred to as male by the human characters. However, later we meet another Machine Caliber, Striker, who has a female voice; while Ledo refers to Striker as "her," Chamber opts for "it." Probably not meant to be insult, but Striker ''is'' a villain...
12th Oct '16 5:33:23 PM bobwolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Tulip doesn't like when Junior refers to the [[DeliveryStork baby they are delivering]] as a "package."
9th Oct '16 8:47:52 AM erforce
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* In ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', Will Turner hates pirates. When he gets in a sword-fight with Jack Sparrow, he says he trains with swords every day, "So that when I meet a pirate, I can ''kill it!"''

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* In ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', Will Turner hates pirates. When he gets in a sword-fight with Jack Sparrow, he says he trains with swords every day, "So that when I meet a pirate, I can ''kill it!"''



* {{Film/Ted}}, a teddy bear brought to life, angrily insists he's a "he" instead of an "it". Interestingly he still says he "belongs" to John Bennett.

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* {{Film/Ted}}, ''{{Film/Ted}}'', a teddy bear brought to life, angrily insists he's a "he" instead of an "it". Interestingly he still says he "belongs" to John Bennett.
7th Oct '16 2:45:05 AM TheSinful
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* Inverted in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10083501/1/ Never Use Shadow Clones to do Your Paperwork]]'' where Kurama (and presumably the other Biju) is quite insistent on being an it. When Naruto tries to refer to Kyuubi as "he", it remarks that it's sentient mass of energy and thus lacks a gender.
4th Oct '16 12:35:43 PM MrNickelodeon
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'': The first thing Lord Farquaad says upon seeing the title character is, "Ugh! It's hideous!" Later, when he sees Fiona's ogress form, he exclaims, "It's disgusting!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'': The first thing Lord Farquaad says upon seeing the title character is, "Ugh! It's hideous!" Later, when he [[spoiler:he sees Fiona's ogress form, form]], he exclaims, "It's disgusting!"
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