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24th Feb '18 10:58:05 AM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' Ezio kills Mirela Djuric and Lysistrata, one of whom is a {{Romani}} turncoat working for the Templars and the other an AxCrazy thespian who kills for fun and whose targeting of male victims indicates that ''she'' believes in this trope.

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** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' Ezio kills Mirela Djuric and Lysistrata, one of whom is a {{Romani}} UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} turncoat working for the Templars and the other an AxCrazy thespian who kills for fun and whose targeting of male victims indicates that ''she'' believes in this trope.
13th Jan '18 10:52:13 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.

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* In ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'', [[PlayerCharacter Aiden Pierce]] can accidentally run over man men 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.]]]] bidder,]] and Clara Lille, whose death is important to the story.]] But all the [[BossBattle high]] and [[{{Mooks}} low]] ranking antagonists that Aiden is encouraged to knock out or gun down are men, and the men. The Chicago P.D., which will chase Aiden if the occasion calls for it, has no the only women within its ranks.ranks are helicopter pilots, [[HollywoodHacking whose signals Aiden can jam,]] but not bring down. Even [[SideQuest the criminals that Aiden has to knockout for additional money]] or [[KarmaMeter karma points]] are men.
26th Dec '17 11:44:29 AM Gosicrystal
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** In regards to the gruesomeness of the victims' deaths, gender doesn't seem to factor in, and females are murdered just as ruthlessly as males: Cindy and Mia are bashed on their heads by statues ''onscreen'', Valerie and Elise are stabbed in the back, Cece is stabbed, [[spoiler:Candice Arme is hit in the head with a heavy bomb, Constance Courte is stabbed ''with an awl'', and Metis Cykes is impaled by a katana]]; the sheer gruesomeness of the latter's death scene may have been a contributing factor to [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies the game's]] M rating.

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** In regards to the gruesomeness of the victims' deaths, gender doesn't seem to factor in, and females are murdered just as ruthlessly as males: Cindy and Mia are bashed on their heads by statues ''onscreen'', Valerie and Elise are stabbed in the back, Cece is stabbed, [[spoiler:Candice Arme is hit in the head with a heavy bomb, Constance Courte is stabbed ''with an awl'', and Metis Cykes is impaled by a katana]]; the sheer gruesomeness of the latter's last one's death scene may have been a contributing factor to [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies the game's]] M rating.



** [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]] evens out the playing field. Including the DLC case, there are three male victims ([[spoiler:Rex Kyubi, Clay Terran, and Jack Shipley]]) and three female victims ([[spoiler:Candice Arme, Constance Courte, and Metis Cykes]]), and all are treated sympathetically. Debatably, [[spoiler:[[KillAndReplace the real Bobby Fulbright, murdered a year prior to the events of the game]],]] might also count as one of the victims, adding another to the male side; however, his case is not tried in court within the game and is only mentioned briefly, never explored.

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** [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]] Destinies]]'' evens out the playing field. Including the DLC case, there are three male victims ([[spoiler:Rex Kyubi, Clay Terran, and Jack Shipley]]) and three female victims ([[spoiler:Candice Arme, Constance Courte, and Metis Cykes]]), and all are treated sympathetically. Debatably, [[spoiler:[[KillAndReplace the real Bobby Fulbright, murdered a year prior to the events of the game]],]] might also count as one of the victims, adding another to the male side; however, his case is not tried in court within the game and is only mentioned briefly, never explored.
23rd Dec '17 10:32:20 PM StragaSevera
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' uses female mooks on par with male mooks, but quests often use this trope straight. For example, in quest named "Illidari Freedom" we need to resque some [[DemonSlaying demon hunters]] from jail. Three male demon hunters die - one from wounds, one from starvation, one succumbs to his [[EnemyWithin inner demon]] and is killed by us. The only female demon hunter walks from her cell like nothing happened.
11th Dec '17 6:33:57 AM ANewBeginning
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* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' the Combine Overwatch and Civil Protection units who make up the majority of the enemies the player will kill in the game are humans who are either voluntarily collaborating with the Combine or are being forced to do so and seem to be exclusively male, or at least have male character models. Of course, Combine soldiers are so heavily armored/augmented that females would be indistinguishable from males to the player, making creating a separate model for them pointless. The overly feminine [[http://combineoverwiki.net/wiki/Combine_Assassin Combine Assassin]] may have been cut from the game for this very reason. However, no explanation is given as to why Headcrab Zombies are also exclusively male.

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* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' the Combine Overwatch and Civil Protection units who make up the majority of the enemies the player will kill in the game are humans who are either voluntarily collaborating with the Combine or are being forced to do so and seem to be exclusively male, or at least have male character models. Of course, Then again, Combine soldiers are so heavily armored/augmented that and even conceal their real voices with voice modulators, so females would should be completely indistinguishable from males to the player, making creating a separate model for them pointless. The overly feminine [[http://combineoverwiki.net/wiki/Combine_Assassin Combine Assassin]] may have been cut from the game for this very reason. However, no explanation is given as to why Headcrab Zombies are also exclusively male.
9th Dec '17 12:26:16 PM ANewBeginning
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* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' the Combine Overwatch and Civil Protection units who make up the majority of the enemies the player will kill in the game, are humans who are either voluntarily collaborating with the Combine or are being forced to do so and are exclusively male. This can be understood, up to a point, but no explanation is given as to why Headcrab Zombies are also exclusively male.
** One of the enemies that didn't make it into the game was the obviously female [[http://combineoverwiki.net/wiki/Combine_Assassin Combine Assassin]], the reason for this being that female Combine soldiers would be so heavily armored/augmented that they would resemble male combine soldiers anyway. Also, the Citizen in question was referring to the Civil Protection, who are separate to the Combine Overwatch and were never planned to have any female specific units.

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* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' the Combine Overwatch and Civil Protection units who make up the majority of the enemies the player will kill in the game, game are humans who are either voluntarily collaborating with the Combine or are being forced to do so and are seem to be exclusively male. This can male, or at least have male character models. Of course, Combine soldiers are so heavily armored/augmented that females would be understood, up indistinguishable from males to the player, making creating a point, but separate model for them pointless. The overly feminine [[http://combineoverwiki.net/wiki/Combine_Assassin Combine Assassin]] may have been cut from the game for this very reason. However, no explanation is given as to why Headcrab Zombies are also exclusively male.
** One of the enemies that didn't make it into the game was the obviously female [[http://combineoverwiki.net/wiki/Combine_Assassin Combine Assassin]], the reason for this being that female Combine soldiers would be so heavily armored/augmented that they would resemble male combine soldiers anyway. Also, the Citizen in question was referring to the Civil Protection, who are separate to the Combine Overwatch and were never planned to have any female specific units.
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6th Dec '17 5:56:38 PM TimberWolf65
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* ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' is noteworthy even in comparison to other games in its franchise in that while XCOM has always been able to recruit female operatives and troops, XCOM 2 has them fighting on ''both'' sides of the conflict. [[VichyEarth ADVENT Coalition]] Peacekeepers can also be either male or female, which only becomes even more remarkable [[spoiler: with the revelation that ADVENT's forces are essentially a clone army of artificially created alien/human hybrids, meaning ADVENT is deliberately manufacturing both male and female soldiers.]] More than that, the game even features a handful of female alien units, specifically the Vipers and the Berserkers.
5th Dec '17 4:03:14 PM ANewBeginning
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** It also bizarrely comes up in a singular instance in ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', where Reilly of Reilly's Rangers mentions Talon Company killing towns full of "women and children" as why she thinks they give mercenaries a bad name. This is despite the fact that Reilly herself is a woman who is the highly capable leader of a mercenary team (that even has another woman in it), Talon Company having female mercenaries among their ranks, and the Capital Wasteland in general having plenty of fighting women of all stripes, many of whom will die at the player's hands over the course of the game.

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** It also bizarrely comes up in a singular instance in ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', where Reilly of Reilly's Rangers mentions Talon Company killing towns full of a town with "women and children" as why she thinks they give mercenaries a bad name. This is despite the fact that Reilly herself is a woman who is the highly capable leader of a mercenary team (that even has another woman in it), Talon Company having female mercenaries among their ranks, and the Capital Wasteland in general having plenty of fighting women of all stripes, many of whom will die at the player's hands over the course of the game.
5th Dec '17 3:58:46 PM ANewBeginning
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** It also bizarrely comes up in a singular instance in ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', where Reilly of Reilly's Rangers mentions the Talon Company killing "women and children" as why she thinks they gives mercenaries a bad name. This is despite Reilly herself being a women who's the capable leader of a mercenary team (that even has another woman in it), Talon Company having women among their ranks, and the Capital Wasteland in general having plenty of fighting women of all stripes, many of which will die at the player's hands over the course of the game.

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** It also bizarrely comes up in a singular instance in ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', where Reilly of Reilly's Rangers mentions the Talon Company killing towns full of "women and children" as why she thinks they gives give mercenaries a bad name. This is despite the fact that Reilly herself being is a women who's woman who is the highly capable leader of a mercenary team (that even has another woman in it), Talon Company having women female mercenaries among their ranks, and the Capital Wasteland in general having plenty of fighting women of all stripes, many of which whom will die at the player's hands over the course of the game.
2nd Dec '17 5:34:42 PM ClintEastwood
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** In the episode "Tooth and Claw", the only victims of the alien werewolf were male.
** In the episode "Journey's End", when the Doctor's soul is revealed, he flashbacks through all the secondary characters whose deaths he was indirectly responsible for. Although a good number of men have died throughout the series, apparently only the women are noteworthy as they comprise a vast majority of the deaths he regrets.
** In the episode "Dalek", large numbers of male redshirts are electrocuted on screen. By contrast, a female officer gets a discretion shot.
** The only characters to survive "The Caves of Androzani" are female.
** Inverted in the episode "Human Nature". The two male victims are shown in a state of terror in their last moments before their bodies are possessed. The two female victims are summarily taken.
** Also inverted in "42". Only the male crewmembers survive -- the only female to survive is Martha.
** Inverted once again in "Voyage of the Damned". All of the survivors were male.

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** In the episode "Tooth "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E2ToothAndClaw Tooth and Claw", Claw]]", the only victims of the alien werewolf were male.
** In the episode "Journey's End", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Journey's End]]", when the Doctor's soul is revealed, he flashbacks through all the secondary characters whose deaths he was indirectly responsible for. Although a good number of men have died throughout the series, apparently only the women are noteworthy as they comprise a vast majority of the deaths he regrets.
** In the episode "Dalek", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek Dalek]]", large numbers of male redshirts are electrocuted on screen. By contrast, a female officer gets a discretion shot.
** The only characters to survive "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani The Caves of Androzani" Androzani]]" are female.
** Inverted in the episode "Human Nature"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Human Nature]]". The two male victims are shown in a state of terror in their last moments before their bodies are possessed. The two female victims are summarily taken.
** Also inverted in "42"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E742 42]]". Only the male crewmembers survive -- the only female to survive is Martha.
** Inverted once again in "Voyage "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned".Damned]]". All of the survivors were male.



** In the episode "By Any Other Name," an alien turns two of Kirk's crew members, a man and a woman, into identical little stones. It crushes one of them and turns the other safely back into a human, just to show that it can kill or spare at its whim. The fact that it's the man who was spared is turned into a shocking reveal, and Kirk does a little HeroicBSOD
** In "The Maquis," a Deep Space Nine two-parter, the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Maquis]] are shown to be about equally male and female in the first part, but in the second part, when Captain Sisko and crew raid a Maquis base and shoot several Maquis in a firefight, there are no female Maquis.

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** In the episode "By "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E22ByAnyOtherName}} By Any Other Name," Name]]", an alien turns two of Kirk's crew members, a man and a woman, into identical little stones. It crushes one of them and turns the other safely back into a human, just to show that it can kill or spare at its whim. The fact that it's the man who was spared is turned into a shocking reveal, and Kirk does a little HeroicBSOD
** In "The Maquis," "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E20TheMaquis}} The Maquis]]," a ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine Nine]]'' two-parter, the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Maquis]] are shown to be about equally male and female in the first part, but in the second part, when Captain Sisko and crew raid a Maquis base and shoot several Maquis in a firefight, there are no female Maquis.
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