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25th Aug '17 12:19:48 PM CosmicFerret
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* ''{{Exalted}}'' has magically bonded pairs of people whose magic soul shards constantly reincarnate. Each pair is a Solar Exalt (Sun powers) paired with a Lunar Exalt (Moon powers, duh). However, the pairs don't always reincarnate in a gender that the other prefers (though bisexuality is common in Exalted, it is not [[EveryoneIsBi universal]]). Some just end up forming platonic bonds that last the millennia of their lifespans. Or, the Lunar Exalt can pick up the Twin-Faced Hero knack... and change gender at will.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has magically bonded pairs of people whose magic soul shards constantly reincarnate. Each pair is a Solar Exalt (Sun powers) paired with a Lunar Exalt (Moon powers, duh). However, the pairs don't always reincarnate in a gender that the other prefers (though bisexuality is common in Exalted, it is not [[EveryoneIsBi universal]]). Some just end up forming platonic bonds that last the millennia of their lifespans. Or, the Lunar Exalt can pick up the Twin-Faced Hero knack... and change gender at will.
14th Jul '17 5:08:25 AM beyondantares
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* In ''Series/YoungAmericans'', boarding school student Hamilton is troubled by his attraction to fellow resident Jake, freaking out after they end up kissing in the stalls. Jake, who is actually [[SweetPollyOliver a girl in disguise]], interrupts him by flashing her boobs and declaring "These are not fake!" Cue [[HappilyEverAfter happily ever after!]]

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* In ''Series/YoungAmericans'', boarding school student Hamilton is troubled by his attraction to fellow resident Jake, freaking out after when they end up kissing in the stalls. Jake, who is actually [[SweetPollyOliver a girl in disguise]], interrupts him by flashing her boobs and declaring "These are not fake!" aren't fake". Cue [[HappilyEverAfter happily ever after!]]
14th Jul '17 5:07:29 AM beyondantares
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* In ''Series/YoungAmericans'', boarding school student Hamilton is troubled by his attraction to fellow resident Jake, freaking out after they end up kissing in the stalls. Jake, who is actually [[SweetPollyOliver a girl in disguise]], interrupts him by flashing her boobs and declaring "These are not fake!" Cue [[HappilyEverAfter happily ever after!]]
28th May '17 9:00:26 PM TheKaizerreich
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** Another one plays it for horror, in that the protagonist, a guy who wants the attraction of a particular girl, makes a pact with an ObviouslyEvil skeletal demon who consumes the innards of people, thus turning the remaining skin into a literal body suit one can put on and turn into, [[{{Sizeshifter}} sizeshifting included]]. [[spoiler:It is done with the diminutive female friend of the guy's obsession, an unrelated little girl, another guy and lastly the girl he originally wanted to be together with. Then he is HoistByHisOwnPetard when, on the demon's suggestion, he puts on the girl's skin and turns into her - only for the demon to take on the other guy's suit and rending the protagonist's mind inside-out, forcing her (?) to fully embrace being a girl and be reduced to nothing more than a mindless pawn.]]
25th Mar '17 9:47:27 PM lalaTKG
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* Played with and ultimately defied in ''WebComic/{{Exiern}}'': Denver thought Tiffany's GenderBent nature and general loathing of his female body meant his (Denver's) feeling would remain one-sided. Then he learns Tiffany's origin story and learns [[spoiler: Typhan-Knee was gay]] and thinks things have worked out for the best. Tiffany chews him out for assuming that now that that's in the open, he'd be "free" to be in a relationship with Denver, ignoring Tiffany's still prominent issues with his involuntary gender bending. Ultimately averted (at least for now) when Denver chooses to stay behind and [[spoiler: learn to control his newly-discovered [[ChangelingFantasy draconic nature]].]]

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* Played with and ultimately defied in ''WebComic/{{Exiern}}'': Denver thought Tiffany's GenderBent genderbent nature and general loathing of his female body meant his (Denver's) feeling would remain one-sided. Then he learns Tiffany's origin story and learns [[spoiler: Typhan-Knee was gay]] and thinks things have worked out for the best. Tiffany chews him out for assuming that now that that's in the open, he'd be "free" to be in a relationship with Denver, ignoring Tiffany's still prominent issues with his involuntary gender bending. Ultimately averted (at least for now) when Denver chooses to stay behind and [[spoiler: learn to control his newly-discovered [[ChangelingFantasy draconic nature]].]]
27th Jan '17 4:43:05 AM stevecharb
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* Oddly enough, Quark gets caught up in two distinct instances of this trope on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** Quark's brilliant new assistant has fallen in love with him, greatly distressing Quark who is not interested in males but values the subordinate's insights and abilities. Unfortunately, the reveal that this Ferengi is [[SweetPollyOliver actually a female posing as a male]] in order to have a chance to earn profit does not come as any real relief to Quark because females are forbidden from earning profit (or even wearing clothes) and if anyone ever found he got business advice from one, he would be ruined.
** Another episode [[FanonDiscontinuity that never happened]] has it go exactly the opposite way as Quark's mother tries to champion the cause of equal rights for females. Quark ends up masquerading as his mother's female protege (too well) resulting in the man she was supposed to be negotiating with trying to seduce him. When another character intrudes in order to expose his ruse, Quark exposes [[EasySexChange just how far he went to champion his mother's cause]].

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* On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', this trope is generally subverted with Benjamin Sisko and Dax; they have great chemistry, but it's purely platonic even after the Dax symbiont is transferred into beautiful Jadzia. Sisko still thinks of Dax as an "old man," after all. Sisko's trip into the mirror universe, however, finds that his alternate self and Mirror!Jadzia Dax have been playing this trope straight.
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Oddly enough, Quark gets caught up in two distinct instances of this trope on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
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Quark's brilliant new assistant has fallen in love with him, greatly distressing Quark who is not interested in males but values the subordinate's insights and abilities. Unfortunately, the reveal that this Ferengi is [[SweetPollyOliver actually a female posing as a male]] in order to have a chance to earn profit does not come as any real relief to Quark because females are forbidden from earning profit (or even wearing clothes) and if anyone ever found he got business advice from one, he would be ruined.
** *** Another episode [[FanonDiscontinuity that never happened]] has it go exactly the opposite way as Quark's mother tries to champion the cause of equal rights for females. Quark ends up masquerading as his mother's female protege (too well) resulting in the man she was supposed to be negotiating with trying to seduce him. When another character intrudes in order to expose his ruse, Quark exposes [[EasySexChange just how far he went to champion his mother's cause]].
31st Oct '16 9:16:08 PM lalaTKG
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* Subverted in ''Manga/SekainohateDeAimashou'' when a HumanAlien prince slips an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent a GenderBender potion only to get IncompatibleOrientation instead.

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* Subverted in ''Manga/SekainohateDeAimashou'' when a HumanAlien prince slips an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent a GenderBender potion only to get IncompatibleOrientation instead. [[spoiler: And then DoubleSubverted when the two hook up, get married, and have children by the end of the story.]]
30th Aug '16 4:23:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SomeLikeItHot''. "Nobody's perfect."

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* ''SomeLikeItHot''.''Film/SomeLikeItHot''. "Nobody's perfect."



* Similarly done in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}} II'' episode "Bells" (where young girl Kate dresses as a boy and becomes Blackadder's servant "Bob").

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* Similarly done in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}} II'' ''Series/BlackadderII'' episode "Bells" (where young girl Kate dresses as a boy and becomes Blackadder's servant "Bob").
7th May '16 5:16:01 AM TherizinosaurusGlitter
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' comedy skit "The Curse of Fatal Death" has the Doctor regenerating four times in ten minutes -- his companion (and fiancée copes) with seeing her beloved turn into Creator/RichardEGrant, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant, but when the final regeneration is female she sorrowfully announces that the Doctor is, quite literally, not the man she fell in love with. The Master, rather keen on the Doctor's new Joanna Lumley-shaped body, is only too happy to step in.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' comedy skit "The Curse of Fatal Death" has the Doctor regenerating four times in ten minutes -- his companion (and fiancée copes) fiancée) copes with seeing her beloved turn into Creator/RichardEGrant, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant, but when the final regeneration is female she sorrowfully announces that the Doctor is, quite literally, not the man she fell in love with. The Master, rather keen on the Doctor's new Joanna Lumley-shaped body, is only too happy to step in.
22nd Apr '16 10:05:13 PM TSBasilisk
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* Kanata of ''LightNovel/KumoDesuGaNaniKa'' was originally a male before being reincarnated as a girl. She still identified as a man in her mind which resulted in her suppressing a growing affection for her male friend Shun. After a near-death experience where Shun saved her she started identifying as female and shortly after started giving Shun hints about her feelings.
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