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17th Jun '16 12:07:18 PM 0nyx
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* Subtly inverted in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', where John is an amateur magician while Jade is a big science geek, though you'd be forgiven for not noticing the trope before they have an argument about whether magic or science is better in Act 6.
17th May '16 11:17:21 AM MrDeath
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* Inuit mythology has two "nature" deities: Sedna, ruler of the creatures of the seas, and Torngarsoak, master of animals of the land.
14th May '16 1:07:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', the hippie environmentalist faction is led by Deirdre Skye, a woman, and the scientific technological faction is led by Prokhor Zakharov, a man. ''Alien Crossfire'' then inverts this by introducing Aki Zeta-5, an EmotionlessGirl leader of an entire faction of [[TheSpock Spocks]], and Cha'Dawn, a young man who is supposedly a MessianicArchetype, head of the Cult Of Planet. The expansion also played it straight with the two alien factions: the Caretakers, led by a female sworn to preserve the planet, and the Usurpers, led by a male and hellbent on exploiting its power for their own gain. As an inversion, the expert hackers (Data Angels) and the ultra-militaristic faction (Spartans) are led by women, while the humanitarian Peacekeepers are led by a man.

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* In ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', the hippie environmentalist faction is led by Deirdre Skye, a woman, and the scientific technological faction is led by Prokhor Zakharov, a man. ''Alien Crossfire'' then inverts this by introducing Aki Zeta-5, an EmotionlessGirl leader of an entire faction of [[TheSpock Spocks]], and Cha'Dawn, a young man who is supposedly a MessianicArchetype, head of the Cult Of Planet. The expansion also played it straight with the two alien factions: the Caretakers, led by a female sworn to preserve the planet, and the Usurpers, led by a male and hellbent on exploiting its power for their own gain. As an inversion, the expert hackers (Data Angels) and the ultra-militaristic faction (Spartans) are led by women, while the humanitarian Peacekeepers are led by a man.
23rd Apr '16 4:33:11 PM Eievie
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->'''Sally Impossible:''' ''What could be more important than your family, Richard?''\\
'''Richard Impossible:''' ''...Ssssscience?''

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->'''Sally Impossible:''' ''What What could be more important than your family, Richard?''\\
Richard?\\
'''Richard Impossible:''' ''...Ssssscience?''…ssssscience?
29th Feb '16 9:11:14 AM MyFinalEdits
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** Although out of all of them, only Senju Harashima (the First Hokage) could use Mokuton naturally. Everyone else gained their abilities through ''his'' cells implanted into them); Yamato being the only one to survive Orochimaru's experiments [[spoiler: while the others got theirs later on.]]



* In the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' universes, Poison Ivy and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} fit the trope. Poison Ivy can control the growth of plants with her mind and is often depicted as being mothering to plants and so in harmony with the natural world to the point that she hates anything man-made. Catwoman is not so obvious, but she has an unexplained and very odd affinity with cats. In some continuities, even tigers will discard habitual ferociousness if she gives them the right look. In contrast, the logical/sciencey villains like Mr. Freeze or the Riddler tend to be male, although the Penguin does have an affinity with birds.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' universes, universes:
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Poison Ivy and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} fit the trope. Poison Ivy can control the growth of plants with her mind and is often depicted as being mothering to plants and so in harmony with the natural world to the point that she hates anything man-made. Catwoman is not so obvious, but she has an unexplained and very odd affinity with cats. In some continuities, even tigers will discard habitual ferociousness if she gives them the right look. In contrast, the logical/sciencey villains like Mr. Freeze or the Riddler tend to be male, although the Penguin does have an affinity with birds.
28th Feb '16 10:16:37 PM DVB
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** Although out of all of them, only Senju Harashima (the First Hokage) could use Mokuton naturally. Everyone else gained their abilities through ''his'' cells implanted into them); Yamato being the only one to survive Orochimaru's experiments [[spoiler: while the others got theirs later on.]]
28th Feb '16 2:40:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'': Dick is a physicist and his love interest and co-worker Mary is an anthropologist. On the other hand, Dick is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} alien while Mary is a cynical GrumpyBear. Ironically, Dick's mission as an alien observer of humanity makes him an anthropologist as well, just on a much larger scale.

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* ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'': ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'': Dick is a physicist and his love interest and co-worker Mary is an anthropologist. On the other hand, Dick is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} alien while Mary is a cynical GrumpyBear. Ironically, Dick's mission as an alien observer of humanity makes him an anthropologist as well, just on a much larger scale.
23rd Feb '16 8:25:59 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* A non-human example with Franchise/{{Godzilla}} and Film/{{Mothra}}. Once Mothra was fully integrated into the pantheon of the Godzilla universe following her success in her solo films, later films would establish her as the classically heroic feminine {{Foil}} to the antiheroic masculine Godzilla. A major different between them is that Godzilla is the mutated product of [[ILoveNuclearPower nuclear radiation]], while Mothra is solely a product of nature. Where Godzilla is a destructive [[IWorkAlone loner]] with a heart full of rage, Mothra is widely venerated as a benevolent guardian of Earth, she [[TechnicalPacifist seeks peaceful solutions whenever possible]], and she often serves as a communicator and a peacemaker between {{Kaiju}} and humans, since her twin guardian fairies can translate Kaiju language into human speech.
15th Jan '16 9:58:59 PM TriumphantMagician
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Note that which approach is portrayed as better varies widely; see RomanticismVersusEnlightenment. In many works that come down on the side of Enlightenment, you'll see women portrayed as [[HystericalWoman hysterically]] [[StrawmanEmotional irrational]] and [[WeakWilled easily manipulated]], while their male counterparts' hard-nosed, [[StreetSmart pragmatic]] rationalism proves to be [[ScienceHero the key to saving the day]]. More Romanticist works, on the other hand, often portray men as [[TheStoic cold]], [[InsufferableGenius arrogant]], [[LackOfEmpathy heartless]], and [[MeasuringTheMarigolds unable to appreciate beauty or emotional realities]], while the women are [[CloserToEarth more balanced]], [[TheHeart compassionate]], and [[NatureHero in tune with nature]]. In some works, it will be suggested that [[TheKirk both approaches are necessary]] and [[EmotionsVersusStoicism have to balance each other]]. (Note that this doesn't entirely get rid of the UnfortunateImplications if it's still implied that your gender determines which approach you have to take.) Nowadays, due to widespread awareness of this trope and its UnfortunateImplications, it's increasingly common to see [[InvertedTrope inversions]], with [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy a sensitive, emotional man and a logical, stoic woman]]. Again, which one is portrayed as right will still vary, although works like this are perhaps slightly more likely to go with the "both sides are necessary for balance" approach.

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Note that which approach is portrayed as better varies widely; see RomanticismVersusEnlightenment. In many works that come down on the side of Enlightenment, you'll see women portrayed as [[HystericalWoman hysterically]] [[StrawmanEmotional irrational]] and [[WeakWilled easily manipulated]], while their male counterparts' hard-nosed, [[StreetSmart pragmatic]] rationalism proves to be [[ScienceHero the key to saving the day]]. More Romanticist works, on the other hand, often portray men as [[TheStoic cold]], [[InsufferableGenius arrogant]], [[LackOfEmpathy heartless]], and [[MeasuringTheMarigolds unable to appreciate beauty or emotional realities]], while the women are [[CloserToEarth more balanced]], [[TheHeart compassionate]], and [[NatureHero in tune with nature]]. In some works, it will be suggested that [[TheKirk both approaches are necessary]] and [[EmotionsVersusStoicism have to balance each other]]. (Note that this doesn't entirely get rid of the UnfortunateImplications if it's still implied that your gender determines which approach you have to take.) Nowadays, due to widespread awareness of this trope and its UnfortunateImplications, it's increasingly common to see [[InvertedTrope inversions]], with [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy a sensitive, emotional expressive man and a logical, stoic woman]]. Again, which one is portrayed as right will still vary, although works like this are perhaps slightly more likely to go with the "both sides are necessary for balance" approach.
10th Dec '15 1:28:22 AM hiphiphu
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* ''Series/TeenWolf'' subverts this trope with the two resident [[{{SmartGuy}} Smart Guys]] Lydia and Stiles. Female Lydia is a mathematical and scientific genius who reads physics books for fun and can whip up a molotov cocktail from memory, while the male Stiles is the main researcher (often into supernatural history) and has excellent investigative skills that rely on intuitive leaps.

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* ''Series/TeenWolf'' subverts this trope with the two resident [[{{SmartGuy}} Smart Guys]] Lydia and Stiles. Female Lydia is a mathematical and scientific genius who reads physics books for fun and can whip up a molotov cocktail from memory, while the male Stiles is the main researcher (often mainly focuses on research - largely into supernatural history) history - and has excellent investigative skills that rely on intuitive leaps.
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