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24th Sep '17 11:43:50 PM BroadwayPhil
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* Literally the case on Lyrane II in ''[[Literature/{{Lensman}} Second Stage Lensmen]]'', where the males exist only for the purpose of procreation, and when they have sired enough children they are killed via mind-blast. It is implied that the males have zero intelligence. They are stated to be physically much smaller and weaker than persons (all of whom are biological females), and extremely violent.
28th Aug '17 1:40:51 PM rdococ
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* In ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', there are dozens of male corpses floating around in the water, but the lingering shot is on a woman with her young baby. True to the event, many men are shown choosing to give their spots on the lifeboats to women and children. The trope is even {{invoked|Trope}} by Molly Brown who chides the other women for leaving their men behind to save themselves.

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* In ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', there are dozens of male corpses floating around in the water, but the lingering shot is on a woman with her young baby. True to the event, many men are shown choosing to give their spots on the lifeboats to women and children. The trope is even {{invoked|Trope}} [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Molly Brown who chides the other women for leaving their men behind to save themselves.
16th Aug '17 7:20:49 AM Colin266
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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' again. During the final mission of the Vice Kings arc [[spoiler:Tanya Winters (female) is confronted by Jhonny, King, and Playa (all male) and brutally shot several times before King sends her plunging out the window onto a parked car below, killing her. The entire death plays out as if she were just another male boss and no one even bothers to comment on it]].

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' again. During the final mission of the Vice Kings arc [[spoiler:Tanya Winters (female) is confronted by Jhonny, Johnny, King, and Playa (all male) and brutally shot several times before King sends her plunging out the window onto a parked car below, killing her. The entire death plays out as if she were just another male boss and no one even bothers to comment on it]].
1st Aug '17 9:30:34 AM ANewBeginning
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' averts this trope for the most part, even to the point where the main villainous faction [[NoWomansLand Caesar's Legion]] playing it straight is treated in-universe as one of the many reasons why it's so bad. But it oddly shows up in the backstory of the Bitter Springs Massacre, where the NCR killing Great Khan "women and children" is supposed to make the incident even more tragic...a claim that falls flat when the Great Khans have many female fighters that players themselves can gun down should they choose to take on the faction.

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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' averts this trope for the most part, even to the point where the main villainous faction [[NoWomansLand Caesar's Legion]] playing it straight is treated in-universe as one of the many reasons why it's so bad. But it oddly shows up in the backstory of the Bitter Springs Massacre, where the NCR killing Great Khan "women and children" is supposed to make the incident even more tragic...a claim that falls flat when the Great Khans have many female fighters that players themselves can gun down personally kill should they choose to take on the faction.
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1st Aug '17 9:27:23 AM ANewBeginning
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' averts this trope for the most part, even to the point where the main villainous faction [[NoWomansLand Caesar's Legion]] playing it straight is treated in-universe as one of the many reasons why it's so bad. But it oddly shows up in the backstory of the Bitter Springs Massacre, where the NCR killing Great Khan "women and children" is supposed to make the incident even more tragic...a claim that falls flat when the Great Khans have many female fighters that the player can gun down themselves should they choose to take on the faction.

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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' averts this trope for the most part, even to the point where the main villainous faction [[NoWomansLand Caesar's Legion]] playing it straight is treated in-universe as one of the many reasons why it's so bad. But it oddly shows up in the backstory of the Bitter Springs Massacre, where the NCR killing Great Khan "women and children" is supposed to make the incident even more tragic...a claim that falls flat when the Great Khans have many female fighters that the player players themselves can gun down themselves should they choose to take on the faction.
1st Aug '17 9:25:13 AM ANewBeginning
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' averts this trope for the most part, even to the point where the main villainous faction [[NoWomansLand Caesar's Legion]] playing it straight is treated in-universe as one of the many reasons why it's so bad. But it oddly shows up in the backstory of the Bitter Springs Massacre, where the NCR killing Great Khan "women and children" is supposed to make the incident even more tragic...a claim that falls flat when the Great Khans have many female fighters that the player can gun down themselves should they choose to take on the faction.
28th Jul '17 5:22:00 PM Lanes17B
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* In ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'', [[PlayerCharacter Aiden Pierce]] can accidentally run over man and women while driving, and several female characters are important to the plot, including over a dozen [[spoiler: [[SexSlave anonymous missing/kidnapped young women]] who are [[AuctionOfEvil being auctioned off to the highest bidder.]]]] But all the [[BossBattle high]] and [[{{Mooks}} low]] ranking antagonists that Aiden is encouraged to knock out or gun down are men, and the Chicago P.D., which will chase Aiden if the occasion calls for it, has no women within its ranks. Even [[SideQuest the criminals that Aiden has to knockout for additional money]] or [[KarmaMeter karma points]] are men.
28th Jul '17 4:53:27 PM Lanes17B
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* During the siege of Helms Deep in [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings "The Two Towers,"]] Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and King Theoden draft every male that looks to be [[ChildSoldiers eight(?) years old]] and up to shore up their defenses, while the women, girls, and any boy too young to fight are told to flee into the mountains if Saruman's army breaks through. We only see a couple of pre-pubescent boys throw rocks from high up on the castle walls, [[FridgeHorror but the implications are hard to ignore considering the Uruk-hai's use of volley fire from their powerful crossbows.]]
-->'''Gimli:''' Some of these men have seen too many winters.
-->'''Legolas:''' Or too few.
20th Jul '17 5:36:44 AM ANewBeginning
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' mixes this with MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. You would be hard-pressed to find a random ninja that was female. Pretty much any female in the series is important in some way, and outside of flashbacks (where women tend to die much more often, and even then they are still rarely generic), important [good] characters very rarely die, and if someone does die, they are likely male. This becomes really noticeable when [[spoiler:the ninja world unites to take on Madara and a shot of the united army is shown. If there are random female ninja there, they are buried under the males]]. So when the ninja casualties start happening, only men tend to die.
20th Jul '17 5:33:09 AM ANewBeginning
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** On the good guys' side, there are also female pilots in the Royal Naboo Airforce who are just as in danger of getting shot down in-game as the males.


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** There were supposed to be more [[https://helyeahfemalevillains.tumblr.com/post/160059560672/ female Earth Empire soldiers]] visible in season 4, but they were largely left out due to oversight.
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