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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.
22nd Nov '15 10:47:35 AM nombretomado
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* In one series of ''FoxTrot'' strips, Jason has a nightmare (triggered by Kafka's ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'') where he turns into a miniature version of his sister Paige. He frets that his guy friends will harass him when he shows up to school as a girl. Older brother Peter remarks "There are worse things than being made fun of"; enter Jason's BlackBestFriend Marcus, holding a bouquet and [[HeartSymbol love hearts]] floating around his head.

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* In one series of ''FoxTrot'' ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strips, Jason has a nightmare (triggered by Kafka's ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'') where he turns into a miniature version of his sister Paige. He frets that his guy friends will harass him when he shows up to school as a girl. Older brother Peter remarks "There are worse things than being made fun of"; enter Jason's BlackBestFriend Marcus, holding a bouquet and [[HeartSymbol love hearts]] floating around his head.
13th Nov '15 10:16:06 AM FF32
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* Similarly done in the ''{{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 ''{{Blackadder}} ''Series/{{Blackadder}} II'' episode "Bells" (where young girl Kate dresses as a boy and becomes Blackadder's servant "Bob").
20th Oct '15 10:10:58 AM Willbyr
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* Not surprisingly there's a hentai manga about this. A male student finds himself [[BodySurf body hopping]] into females at certain points in time, and he uses every occasion to sleep with a local JerkJock Cassanova. Though as soon as he's left the girl's body ([[NoEndorHolocaust Paying no attention to the girl who just had been taken over as she's usually in a daze of orgasmic pleasure]]) it turns into HoYay as he pleads his love for the jock.
* Subverted in ''SekainohateDeAimashou'' when a HumanAlien prince slips an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent a GenderBender potion only to get IncompatibleOrientation instead.

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* Not surprisingly there's a hentai manga about this. A male student finds himself [[BodySurf body hopping]] into females at certain points in time, and he uses every occasion to sleep with a local JerkJock Cassanova. Though as soon as he's left the girl's body ([[NoEndorHolocaust Paying paying no attention to the girl who just had been taken over as she's usually in a daze of orgasmic pleasure]]) it turns into HoYay as he pleads his love for the jock.
* Subverted in ''SekainohateDeAimashou'' ''Manga/SekainohateDeAimashou'' when a HumanAlien prince slips an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent a GenderBender potion only to get IncompatibleOrientation instead.
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