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20th Jun '16 5:16:35 PM Synchronicity
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* This is the gender norm in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''--men are expected to bear arms and fight while women are expected to sit around and keep house. Arthur "[[RedBaron The Sword of the Morning]]" and Ashara Dayne, siblings whose deaths in the aftermath of Robert's Rebellion were much-romanticized as a result of this trope, exemplify this; Arthur was a MasterSwordsman and member of the Kingsguard while Ashara was WorldsMostBeautifulWoman at the time. Characters that subvert these expectations, such as Brienne of Tarth and Asha Greyjoy (both warrior women) are met with derision.
29th Apr '16 2:27:16 PM deimos415
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* Creator of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Creator/HiromuArakawa designs her characters with a specific variation on this principle: "men should be buff! women should be va-voom!"
19th Oct '15 2:07:34 PM RaustBD
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* Invoked in ''Series/WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'', where the comic covers for the potential contestants had the men with bigger muscles than the real ones, and the women are likewise depicted with [[MostCommonSuperpower bigger breasts]].

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* Invoked in ''Series/WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'', where the comic covers for the potential contestants had the men with bigger muscles than the real ones, and the women are likewise depicted with [[MostCommonSuperpower bigger breasts]].breasts]] (except for Fat Momma, who wasn't depicted as any prettier and was instead depicted as a massive, hulking powerhouse).
18th Oct '15 9:53:06 AM nombretomado
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* PlayedWith in the original [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} the Marvel Family]]: all three members had Strength, Wisdom and Speed, but while Billy and Freddie also had Stamina, Power and Bravery, Mary's additional powers (which came from goddesses) were Beauty, Grace and Skill. {{Averted|Trope}} in the PostCrisis reimagining, where the three all had the same powers from the same (male) benefactors.

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* PlayedWith in the original [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} the Marvel Family]]: all three members had Strength, Wisdom and Speed, but while Billy and Freddie also had Stamina, Power and Bravery, Mary's additional powers (which came from goddesses) were Beauty, Grace and Skill. {{Averted|Trope}} in the PostCrisis ComicBook/PostCrisis reimagining, where the three all had the same powers from the same (male) benefactors.
1st Oct '15 12:29:16 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The reason why the first man and woman in PhilippineMythology are named ''Malakas'' and ''Maganda'' respectively as they were born on split bamboo.

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* The reason why the first man and woman in PhilippineMythology are named ''Malakas'' (strong) and ''Maganda'' (beautiful) respectively as they were born on split bamboo.
1st Oct '15 12:27:57 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The [[CostumePorn many, many armor sets]] of ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' tend to abide by this trope. The male version will often look tough and hide the wearer's face, while the female version will generally focus on looking graceful, keep the wearer's face visible, and in some cases, boast a little {{Fanservice}}. The image up top is a more specific example: The male Aelucanth armor set is designed to invoke the image of an intimidating insect, while the female version strongly resembles a butterfly.

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* The [[CostumePorn many, many armor sets]] of ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' tend to abide by this trope. The male version will often look tough and hide the wearer's face, while the female version will generally focus on looking graceful, keep the wearer's face visible, and in some cases, boast a little {{Fanservice}}. The image up top is a more specific example: The male Aelucanth armor set is designed to invoke the image of an intimidating insect, while the female version strongly resembles a butterfly.
butterfly. Aesthetics aside, the game generally averts this trope with regards to the PlayerCharacter; both male and female hunters are equally as capable of becoming {{Badass}} G-rank hunters and neither have a gameplay advantage over the other.
1st Oct '15 12:26:11 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The [[CostumePorn many, many armor sets]] of ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' tend to abide by this trope. The male version will often look tough and hide the wearer's face, while the female version will generally focus on looking graceful, keep the wearer's face visible, and in some cases, boast a little {{Fanservice}}. The image up top is an example: The male Aelucanth armor set is designed to invoke the image of an intimidating insect, while the female version strongly resembles a butterfly.

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* The [[CostumePorn many, many armor sets]] of ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' tend to abide by this trope. The male version will often look tough and hide the wearer's face, while the female version will generally focus on looking graceful, keep the wearer's face visible, and in some cases, boast a little {{Fanservice}}. The image up top is an a more specific example: The male Aelucanth armor set is designed to invoke the image of an intimidating insect, while the female version strongly resembles a butterfly.
1st Oct '15 12:25:52 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The [[CostumePorn many, many armor sets]] of ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' tend to abide by this trope. The male version will often look tough and hide the wearer's face, while the female version will generally focus on looking graceful, keep the wearer's face visible, and in some cases, boast a little {{Fanservice}}.

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* The [[CostumePorn many, many armor sets]] of ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' tend to abide by this trope. The male version will often look tough and hide the wearer's face, while the female version will generally focus on looking graceful, keep the wearer's face visible, and in some cases, boast a little {{Fanservice}}.
{{Fanservice}}. The image up top is an example: The male Aelucanth armor set is designed to invoke the image of an intimidating insect, while the female version strongly resembles a butterfly.
1st Oct '15 12:24:03 PM LucaEarlgrey
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Right: The graceful, eye-candy female version.]]

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Right: The graceful, eye-candy beauty-focused female version.]]
1st Oct '15 12:23:11 PM LucaEarlgrey
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[[caption-width-right:291:Left: The tough, [[RatedMForManly manly]] version of the Aelucanth Blademaster armor set. \\
Right: The graceful, feminine version.]]

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[[caption-width-right:291:Left: The tough, [[RatedMForManly manly]] male version of the Aelucanth Blademaster armor set. \\
Right: The graceful, feminine eye-candy female version.]]
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