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27th Jan '16 8:43:30 PM Piando
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[[AC:{{Film}}]] * The ''LordOfTheRings'' movies had only male orcs in line with its source material, though in the final movie there are two orcs that appear to be strikingly female, like the one who orders for the catapults during the Minas Tirith battle, and some orcs, such as the one who inspects a freshly born Uruk-Hai in ''Fellowship'', were played by women. Whether they were meant to ''be'' orc women, who knows... * ''StarWars Episode II'' and onward had the Clone Troopers, clones of Jango Fett.
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\n[[AC:{{Film}}]]\n[[/folder]] [[folder: Film]] * The ''LordOfTheRings'' ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' movies had only male orcs in line with its source material, though in the final movie there are two orcs that appear to be strikingly female, like the one who orders for the catapults during the Minas Tirith battle, and some orcs, such as the one who inspects a freshly born Uruk-Hai in ''Fellowship'', were played by women. Whether they were meant to ''be'' orc women, who knows... * ''StarWars Episode II'' ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and onward had the Clone Troopers, clones of [[BountyHunter Jango Fett.]]

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\n[[AC:LiveActionTV]][[/folder]] [[folder: Literature]] * All Orcs mentioned by name in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' novels are male. However, since Tolkien had written that "Orcs multiply after the fashion of the Children of Ilúvatar", i.e. elves and men, there must have been female Orcs somewhere, but given the times and his source materials Tolkein probably just discounted them. There aren't a lot of females on the heroic side either, and all but one (two, depending upon how you count Galadriel) are little more than window dressing. * In just about any fantasy setting, it is rare for female goblins, orcs, trolls, ogres, or giants to be mentioned. There are of course exceptions (such as Literature/{{Xanth}}, {{Shrek}}, and tabletop games run by particularly forward-minded {{Game Master}}s), but they tend to be rare. ** When OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame, Our Dwarves are usually all male as well, or at least, dwarf women aren't recognizable as women to non-Dwarves. * The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Koloss]] from ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' are all male, and the one Koloss questioned about it has a hard time grasping the concept of gender at all (and he was a ''smart'' one). [[spoiler: This is because Koloss are an artificial race created by transforming humans with BlackMagic- they don't technically have sexes, because they don't reproduce sexually, but are generally referred to as male]]. [[/folder]] [[folder: Live Action TV]]

[[AC:{{Literature}}]] * All Orcs mentioned by name in ''LordOfTheRings'' novels are male. However, since Tolkien had written that "Orcs multiply after the fashion of the Children of Ilúvatar", i.e. elves and men, there must have been female Orcs somewhere, but given the times and his source materials Tolkein probably just discounted them. There aren't a lot of females on the heroic side either, and all but one (two, depending upon how you count Galadriel) are little more than window dressing. * In just about any fantasy setting, it is rare for female goblins, orcs, trolls, ogres, or giants to be mentioned. There are of course exceptions (such as Literature/{{Xanth}}, {{Shrek}}, and tabletop games run by particularly forward-minded {{Game Master}}s), but they tend to be rare. ** When OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame, Our Dwarves are usually all male as well, or at least, dwarf women aren't recognizable as women to non-Dwarves. * The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Koloss]] from ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' are all male, and the one Koloss questioned about it has a hard time grasping the concept of gender at all (and he was a ''smart'' one). [[spoiler: This is because Koloss are an artificial race created by transforming humans with BlackMagic- they don't technically have sexes, because they don't reproduce sexually, but are generally referred to as male]]. [[AC:TabletopRPG]]
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\n[[AC:{{Literature}}]]\n* All Orcs mentioned by name in ''LordOfTheRings'' novels are male. However, since Tolkien had written that "Orcs multiply after the fashion of the Children of Ilúvatar", i.e. elves and men, there must have been female Orcs somewhere, but given the times and his source materials Tolkein probably just discounted them. There aren't a lot of females on the heroic side either, and all but one (two, depending upon how you count Galadriel) are little more than window dressing.\n* In just about any fantasy setting, it is rare for female goblins, orcs, trolls, ogres, or giants to be mentioned. There are of course exceptions (such as Literature/{{Xanth}}, {{Shrek}}, and tabletop games run by particularly forward-minded {{Game Master}}s), but they tend to be rare.\n** When OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame, Our Dwarves are usually all male as well, or at least, dwarf women aren't recognizable as women to non-Dwarves.\n* The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Koloss]] from ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' are all male, and the one Koloss questioned about it has a hard time grasping the concept of gender at all (and he was a ''smart'' one). [[spoiler: This is because Koloss are an artificial race created by transforming humans with BlackMagic- they don't technically have sexes, because they don't reproduce sexually, but are generally referred to as male]]. \n\n[[AC:TabletopRPG]][[/folder]] [[folder: Tabletop RPG]]

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* SamusIsAGirl, yet all space pirates in ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' are referred to as male. In fact, almost everything Samus fights is either male or gender-neutral. Of the few female characters other than Samus, [[EvilTwin Dark Samus and the SA-X]] are only "female" by the technicality of being Samus's EvilTwin, and the Mother Brain is a giant brain in a jar and displays no obvious female characteristics. The only enemies Samus ever fought who were definitely female were the Metroid Queen and Gandrayda.
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* SamusIsAGirl, yet all space pirates in ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' are referred to as male. In fact, almost everything Samus fights is either male or gender-neutral. Of the few female characters other than Samus, [[EvilTwin Dark Samus and the SA-X]] are only "female" by the technicality of being Samus's EvilTwin, and the Mother Brain is a giant brain in a jar and displays no obvious female characteristics. The only enemies Samus ever fought who were definitely female were the Metroid Queen and Gandrayda.

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* ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' may possibly be the UrExample, being the forerunner to the MagicalGirlWarrior subgenre of MagicalGirl series. True to the [[GoNagai author's]] style, the monsters, while female, were always ''[[{{Gonk}} hideous]]''.
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* ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' may possibly be the UrExample, being the forerunner to the MagicalGirlWarrior subgenre of MagicalGirl series. True to the [[GoNagai [[Creator/GoNagai author's]] style, the monsters, while female, were always ''[[{{Gonk}} hideous]]''.

* Based on their voices and booklet art, all of [[NightOfTheLivingMooks the Marriages]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=] [[AllThereInTheManual Sound Stage X]]'' appear to be female.
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* Based on their voices and booklet art, all of [[NightOfTheLivingMooks the Marriages]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=] [[AllThereInTheManual Sound Stage X]]'' appear to be female.

* Zig-zagged in ''{{Claymore}}''. Most of the monsters the characters face are Male Youma, but most Awakened Being are female, prompting a shocked response from one character on there even ''being'' a male Awakened.
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* Zig-zagged in ''{{Claymore}}''.''Manga/{{Claymore}}''. Most of the monsters the characters face are Male Youma, but most Awakened Being are female, prompting a shocked response from one character on there even ''being'' a male Awakened.

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* This is what everyone thought about the Dragon Princesses from ''Literature/InCryptid''. Turns out that they're [[spoiler: female dragons with an extreme case of sexual dimorphism and the ability to produce daughters through parthenogenesis. They need to mate with male dragons to produce more males and periodically introduce some genetic variation into the females]] [[AC:VideoGames]]
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* This is what everyone thought about the Dragon Princesses from ''Literature/InCryptid''. Turns out that they're [[spoiler: female dragons with an extreme case of sexual dimorphism and the ability to produce daughters through parthenogenesis. They need to mate with male dragons to produce more males and periodically introduce some genetic variation into the females]] [[AC:VideoGames]]females.]] [[/folder]] [[folder: Video Games ]]

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28th Dec '15 10:59:07 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'': the MonsterOfTheWeek is always male. Somewhat justified in that this show is mostly set at an all boys school.
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* ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'': the MonsterOfTheWeek is always male. Somewhat justified in that this show is mostly employs ChromosomeCasting (being set primarily at an a [[OneGenderSchool boys' school]]) and the monsters are all boys school.people transformed by the villains.
28th Nov '15 12:10:45 PM thatother1dude
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* In FinalFantasyTactics, the thieves have an ability "Steal Heart" that charms the opponent, but only those of the opposite gender of the user. All monsters are considered male with regards to this ability, which means [[GameFavoredGender female thieves have an advantage]]. [[BellisariosMaxim Don't think about this too hard.]]
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* In FinalFantasyTactics, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', the thieves have an ability "Steal Heart" that charms the opponent, but only those of the opposite gender of the user. All monsters are considered male with regards to this ability, which means [[GameFavoredGender female thieves have an advantage]]. [[BellisariosMaxim Don't think about this too hard.]] ]] [[AC:Web Comics]] * Rich Burlew explained in a Q&A about ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' that he deliberately made the Hobgoblin army all identical males in contrast with the variety of human soldiers (of both genders) as a quick way of characterizing the Hobgoblins as evil {{Mook}}s.

* Rich Burlew explained in a Q&A about ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' that he deliberately made the Hobgoblin army all identical males in contrast with the variety of human soldiers (of both genders) as a quick way of characterizing the Hobgoblins as evil {{Mook}}s.
10th Nov '15 10:19:29 PM lostbirdinatree
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* ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'': the MonsterOfTheWeek is always male. Somewhat justified in that this show is mostly set at an all boys school.
1st Nov '15 5:47:21 PM nombretomado
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* All of the [[HumongousMecha Dolems]] in ''RahXephon'' had female characteristics, their avatars were women in [[{{Stripperific}} skimpy outfits]], and their Mulian controllers were all women as well. There are two exceptions, both of whom are plot relevant to the lead and the tormented leader of Terra.
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* All of the [[HumongousMecha Dolems]] in ''RahXephon'' ''Anime/RahXephon'' had female characteristics, their avatars were women in [[{{Stripperific}} skimpy outfits]], and their Mulian controllers were all women as well. There are two exceptions, both of whom are plot relevant to the lead and the tormented leader of Terra.
24th Oct '15 5:07:22 PM nombretomado
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* While ''Anime/SailorMoon'' arguably popularized the female MonsterOfTheWeek and MonsterOfTheAesop tropes, and unlike ''Cutie Honey'' usually gave those girl monsters super model proportions and porn star attire, the show actually averted this trope throughout its run: monsters were generally a mixed bag of genders, even when having mixed genders wouldn't make sense, like the fake-sailor-senshi Phages from the ''Stars'' season. Sometimes, it depended on who summoned them: Fisheye from the Amazon Trio in the fourth season only targetted males and thus only summoned male remless/lemures to fight the Sailor Scouts. The only reason people ''think'' the show followed this rule is because female monsters were more common during the more popular seasons. * In what is probably a nod to ''Anime/SailorMoon'', the ''PrettySammy'' series employs exclusively female "Love-love Monsters", which are mundane objects animated into anthropomorphic creatures with similar traits.
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* While ''Anime/SailorMoon'' arguably popularized the female MonsterOfTheWeek and MonsterOfTheAesop tropes, and unlike ''Cutie Honey'' usually gave those girl monsters super model proportions and porn star attire, the show actually averted this trope throughout its run: monsters were generally a mixed bag of genders, even when having mixed genders wouldn't make sense, like the fake-sailor-senshi Phages from the ''Stars'' season. Sometimes, it depended on who summoned them: Fisheye from the Amazon Trio in the fourth season only targetted targeted males and thus only summoned male remless/lemures to fight the Sailor Scouts. The only reason people ''think'' the show followed this rule is because female monsters were more common during the more popular seasons. * In what is probably a nod to ''Anime/SailorMoon'', the ''PrettySammy'' ''Anime/PrettySammy'' series employs exclusively female "Love-love Monsters", which are mundane objects animated into anthropomorphic creatures with similar traits.
19th Jul '15 9:53:56 PM nombretomado
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Mazinger redirects to Mazinger Z, which is wick'ed in the same paragraph
* ''{{Mazinger}}'': Nearly all {{Robeast}}s from ''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' were male. Even Rhine X1 (Donau Alpha1 in the original manga), a Mechanical Monster controled by a girl, was male. Maybe the only exception is Marquisse Janus, one of the CoDragons of ''Great Mazinger'': her HumongousMecha was clearly female-shaped.
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* ''{{Mazinger}}'': ''Mazinger'': Nearly all {{Robeast}}s from ''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' were male. Even Rhine X1 (Donau Alpha1 in the original manga), a Mechanical Monster controled by a girl, was male. Maybe the only exception is Marquisse Janus, one of the CoDragons of ''Great Mazinger'': her HumongousMecha was clearly female-shaped.
1st Jun '15 4:41:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''CutieHoney'' may possibly be the UrExample, being the forerunner to the MagicalGirlWarrior subgenre of MagicalGirl series. True to the [[GoNagai author's]] style, the monsters, while female, were always ''[[{{Gonk}} hideous]]''.
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* ''CutieHoney'' ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' may possibly be the UrExample, being the forerunner to the MagicalGirlWarrior subgenre of MagicalGirl series. True to the [[GoNagai author's]] style, the monsters, while female, were always ''[[{{Gonk}} hideous]]''.
16th May '15 4:43:14 PM nombretomado
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* All of the Covenant Aliens in ''{{Halo}}'' are male.
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* All of the Covenant Aliens in ''{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' are male.
13th May '15 8:54:20 PM bwburke94
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# It's a lot easier on the costume/animation department if everything is fairly uniform across the board for the generic cannon fodder and slightly less generic MonsterOfTheWeek. There's also an easy story justification when monsters are involved: simply put, they are all modified forms of one design, pressed from a single mold, created by the same spell or, in the case of the first generation of [[StarWars Imperial Storm Troopers]], [[CloningBlues cloned]] from the same guy.
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# It's a lot easier on the costume/animation department if everything is fairly uniform across the board for the generic cannon fodder and slightly less generic MonsterOfTheWeek. There's also an easy story justification when monsters are involved: simply put, they are all modified forms of one design, pressed from a single mold, created by the same spell or, in the case of the first generation of [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Imperial Storm Troopers]], [[CloningBlues cloned]] from the same guy.

* ''PowerRangers'' tends to limit itself to two female monsters per season, though there ''is'' always at least one female [[TheDragon Dragon]].
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* ''PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' tends to limit itself to two female monsters per season, though there ''is'' always at least one female [[TheDragon Dragon]].

** Sontaran soldiers are cloned in batches and are always male. The Sontaran Straxx in the new series can't quite mentally come to grips with the idea of more than one gender and often addresses women as ''"boy"''. He does try his best though, yet sometimes ends up addressing boys and young men as ''"girl"''. ** Daleks are entirely genderless. Females of other species who are converted into Daleks become genderless in the process. ** Cybermen lose all gender identity when they are converted (although one "partially converted" cyberwoman appearing in an early ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode was obviously still female, not to mention her metal plating looked more like a {{stripperiffic}} steel bikini than the full-body armor you'd expect). Classic-series Silurians showed no perceivable females, although the new series have quite a few of them.
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** Sontaran soldiers are cloned in batches and are always male. The Sontaran Straxx Strax in the new series can't quite mentally come to grips with the idea of more than one gender and often addresses women as ''"boy"''. ''"boy"'' or men as ''"girl"''. He does try his best though, yet sometimes ends up addressing boys and young men as ''"girl"''. though. ** Daleks are entirely genderless. Females Gendered beings of other species who are converted into Daleks become genderless in the process. ** Similarly, Cybermen lose all gender identity when they are converted (although converted, although one "partially converted" cyberwoman appearing in an early ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode was obviously still female, not to mention her metal plating looked more like a {{stripperiffic}} steel bikini than the full-body armor you'd expect).female. Classic-series Silurians showed no perceivable females, although the new series have quite a few of them.

* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'': ever see a female Kremling? ** As of ''Barrel Blast'', yes (Kalypso and Kass). Before then, though...
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'': ever see a ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' had no female Kremling? ** As of Kremlings until Kalypso and Kass in ''Barrel Blast'', yes (Kalypso and Kass). Before then, though...Blast''.

* SamusIsAGirl, yet all space pirates in ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' are referred to as male. In fact, pretty much everything Samus fights is either male ([[TheDragon Ridley]], SpacePirates, [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Kraid]]...) or gender-neutral (most of the wildlife, the titular creatures, robots...). Even [[EvilTwin Dark Samus and the SA-X]] technically have no genders. As for the Mother Brain, "she" seems to refer to "herself" as female in the manga, but "she's" a giant brain in a jar, so "she" may not count. The only enemies Samus ever fought who were definitely female were the Metroid Queen and Gandrayda.
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* SamusIsAGirl, yet all space pirates in ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' are referred to as male. In fact, pretty much almost everything Samus fights is either male ([[TheDragon Ridley]], SpacePirates, [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Kraid]]...) or gender-neutral (most of gender-neutral. Of the wildlife, the titular creatures, robots...). Even few female characters other than Samus, [[EvilTwin Dark Samus and the SA-X]] technically have no genders. As for are only "female" by the technicality of being Samus's EvilTwin, and the Mother Brain, "she" seems to refer to "herself" as female in the manga, but "she's" Brain is a giant brain in a jar, so "she" may not count.jar and displays no obvious female characteristics. The only enemies Samus ever fought who were definitely female were the Metroid Queen and Gandrayda.

* ''{{Pokemon}}'' has quite a few AlwaysMale mons: The Tyrogue family, Tauros, Gallade, Volbeat, Mothim, Rufflet/Braviary, Sawk, Throh, Latios and the Kami trio from ''Black/White'' (Landorus, Tornadus and Thundurus).
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* ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has quite a few AlwaysMale mons: The Tyrogue family, Tauros, Gallade, Volbeat, Mothim, Rufflet/Braviary, Sawk, Throh, Latios single-gender mons, starting with the Nidorans in ''Red and the Kami trio from ''Black/White'' (Landorus, Tornadus and Thundurus).Blue''.

* Just like the all-male species, there are a number of all female ''{{Pokemon}}''. Kangaskhan, Smoochum/Jynx, Happiny/Chansey/Blissey, Vullaby/Mandibuzz, Petilil/Lilligant, Wormadam, Froslass, Vespiquen, Illumise, Miltank and Latias. ** Notably, unlike many other cases, Froslass is not a female-exclusive evolution. If you don't have a Dawn Stone, your female Snorunt will end up evolving into a female Glalie (assuming that you don't delay it).
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