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21st Aug '16 12:33:08 PM nombretomado
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* While not technically a "race" in the usual sense, ''EclipsePhase'''s combat-tailored [[AmazonBrigade Fury]] biomorphs are almost all female, in order to reduce unnecessary aggression.

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* While not technically a "race" in the usual sense, ''EclipsePhase'''s ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'''s combat-tailored [[AmazonBrigade Fury]] biomorphs are almost all female, in order to reduce unnecessary aggression.
20th Aug '16 5:47:10 PM nombretomado
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** In 2nd Edition AD&D, the standard version of the minotaur was an all-male race. New minotaurs came into being when a human male was cursed to become one by the gods, or when a minotaur abducted and impregnated a human woman. Note that this only applied to the "default" version, and minotaurs from specific game-settings such as {{Dragonlance}} did come in two genders. (4th Edition averts the trope altogether.)

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** In 2nd Edition AD&D, the standard version of the minotaur was an all-male race. New minotaurs came into being when a human male was cursed to become one by the gods, or when a minotaur abducted and impregnated a human woman. Note that this only applied to the "default" version, and minotaurs from specific game-settings such as {{Dragonlance}} Literature/{{Dragonlance}} did come in two genders. (4th Edition averts the trope altogether.)
20th Aug '16 5:41:25 PM nombretomado
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* The Draconians from the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' novels are all male in the earlier works. This is explained and expanded on in a later book, ''TheDoomBrigade''. Very short version, Draconians were a created race, and the creators decided at the last minute not to allow the draconians to breed, and put the eggs containing the female draconians into magical stasis. They were eventually freed.

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* The Draconians from the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' novels are all male in the earlier works. This is explained and expanded on in a later book, ''TheDoomBrigade''. Very short version, Draconians were a created race, and the creators decided at the last minute not to allow the draconians to breed, and put the eggs containing the female draconians into magical stasis. They were eventually freed.
12th Aug '16 1:22:44 AM PaulA
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* LoisMcMasterBujold has a male one of these in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'', where DesignerBabies are created from a bank of ovarian tissue from the initial settlement of the colony. Several generations later, the plot culminates in a representative (Ethan) leaving the planet for the first time, meeting women and the awkward diplomatic question, ''"Would you care to donate an ovary to Athos?"''

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* LoisMcMasterBujold Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold has a male one of these in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'', ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'', where DesignerBabies are created from a bank of ovarian tissue from the initial settlement of the colony. Several generations later, the plot culminates in a representative (Ethan) leaving the planet for the first time, meeting women and the awkward diplomatic question, ''"Would you care to donate an ovary to Athos?"''
21st Jul '16 9:04:32 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'': The Taelons are a single gender race, or perhaps a no gender race. It's mentioned in the first episode when one character questions another's use of the pronoun "he", which they use through the series. Although he was probably acting as an AudienceSurrogate for anyone who knew they cast all the Taelons with female actors.

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* ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'': The Taelons are a single gender race, or perhaps a no gender race. It's mentioned in the first episode when one character questions another's use of the pronoun "he", which they use through the series. Although he was probably acting as an AudienceSurrogate for anyone who knew they cast all the Taelons with female actors. In the final season, [[BigBad Howlyn]] asks Zo'or how "he" would handle becoming an [[OutVampiresAreDifferent Atavus]] (the original species, from which the Taelons and [[TheReptilians Jaridians]] were created), a two-gender race. Naturally, given who plays Zo'or, the Taelon ends up becoming a female Atavus. It's never made clear how the Taelons came to be this trope. The original Taelons were cultists, who drained the rest of the Atavus of their core energy to make themselves TheAgeless, turning the rest into the short-lived Jaridians. They were flawed creations and nearly died out, until the Kimera came and corrected their genome (the Taelons thanked them by wiping them out).
20th Jul '16 7:11:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jack Chalker's ''WellWorld'' novels (specifically ''Quest for the Well of Souls'') include, among 779 alien species (not counting inorganic life), the Yaxa, a race of giant scary ''butterflies'' of whom only females are sentient. (This helped make up for the presence of a different insect species in the first book which were severely patriarchal. Oh, and there are also the plant-people of Czill, who are completely genderless and reproduce by budding. He likes to play with these issues a lot.)
* In StormConstantine's ''Literature/{{Wraeththu}}'' novels, the eponymous post-humans are hermaphrodites who appear male. In the first few books, they reproduce by [[TheVirus transforming human males into Wraeththu via blood transfusion]], then having [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong sexual intercourse]] with the "initiate" to set the change. Like many other One Gender Races, the Wraeththu have a female (or, in this case, feminine hermaphrodite) counterpart; and, like many other One Gender Races, the two species don't get along very well.

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* Jack Chalker's ''WellWorld'' ''Literature/WellWorld'' novels (specifically ''Quest for the Well of Souls'') include, among 779 alien species (not counting inorganic life), the Yaxa, a race of giant scary ''butterflies'' of whom only females are sentient. (This helped make up for the presence of a different insect species in the first book which were severely patriarchal. Oh, and there are also the plant-people of Czill, who are completely genderless and reproduce by budding. He likes to play with these issues a lot.)
* In StormConstantine's Creator/StormConstantine's ''Literature/{{Wraeththu}}'' novels, the eponymous post-humans are hermaphrodites who appear male. In the first few books, they reproduce by [[TheVirus transforming human males into Wraeththu via blood transfusion]], then having [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong sexual intercourse]] with the "initiate" to set the change. Like many other One Gender Races, the Wraeththu have a female (or, in this case, feminine hermaphrodite) counterpart; and, like many other One Gender Races, the two species don't get along very well.



* In ''MarionZimmerBradley's Fantasy Magazine'', there's a story about a race of women who reproduce by parthenogenesis. They can interbreed with male humans, losing their "family quirk", and they think of themselves as humans. Or at least they did until [[spoiler:one of them tried to give birth to a Vulcan son and almost succeeded.]]

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* In ''MarionZimmerBradley's ''Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's Fantasy Magazine'', there's a story about a race of women who reproduce by parthenogenesis. They can interbreed with male humans, losing their "family quirk", and they think of themselves as humans. Or at least they did until [[spoiler:one of them tried to give birth to a Vulcan son and almost succeeded.]]
17th Jul '16 1:27:51 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' due to a {{gendercide}} called the Womb Plague, presumably caused as a side effect of the immortality granted to them by the treacherous Inchoroi, the Nonmen are a race of immortal males who have all been slowly succumbing to despair, madness and the FogOfAges.
17th Jul '16 1:24:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The Aes Sedai - men and women are born with The Power, but since Saidin was tainted by the Dark One at the end of (and in large part ''causing'' the end of) the Age of Legends, male Aes Sedai have been out of fashion - as in, hunted down and Gentled by the Red Ajah, out of fashion. Which makes them suicidally apathetic. Turns out, though, that the practice effectively culled the magic property from humans, in a pseudo-genetic way. Awkward.
14th Jul '16 12:53:58 PM Willbyr
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* All mermaids in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' are female. They can reproduce the normal way in their human forms with other races (although this is incredibly rare if not anathema, given their strained relations with anyone else; still, Hanon mentions that mermaid nations have a streamlined age of consent, and considering that some of them are straight and nobody sees anything wrong with that...

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* All mermaids in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' are female. They can reproduce the normal way in their human forms with other races (although this is incredibly rare if not anathema, given their strained relations with anyone else; still, Hanon mentions that mermaid nations have a streamlined age of consent, and considering that some of them are straight and nobody sees anything wrong with that...



* The titular {{Sekirei}} are overwhelmingly female (only 2 male ones have been seen so far, 3 if you count Homura).

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* The titular {{Sekirei}} Manga/{{Sekirei}} are overwhelmingly female (only 2 male ones have been seen so far, 3 if you count Homura).



* In the ''Manga/ElfenLied'' anime, all Diclonius shown are female. They reproduce by infecting humans with their virus, via their vectors, invisible arms they control with their mind. They age slower physically than humans too. The only exception is the main character, who can reproduce in the same way as a human and appears to have aged at a normal rate. [[spoiler: However, there is one male Diclonius in the manga.]]

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* In the ''Manga/ElfenLied'' anime, all Diclonius shown are female. They reproduce by infecting humans with their virus, via their vectors, invisible arms they control with their mind. They age slower physically than humans too. The only exception is the main character, who can reproduce in the same way as a human and appears to have aged at a normal rate. [[spoiler: However, [[spoiler:However, there is one male Diclonius in the manga.]]
1st Jul '16 11:14:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Bionicle}}'', there were different types of the Matoran (& Toa & Turaga) race, grouped by different {{Elemental Powers}}. Most elements are male only, including five of the six common elements. The only of the six most common elements to be all-female is water, along with some uncommon elements. The only co-ed element is light. Justified in that Matoran gender differences are psychological only, and it is unlikely that they could reproduce sexually, as it has been said that Matoran were created by the great beings.

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* In ''{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', there were different types of the Matoran (& Toa & Turaga) race, grouped by different {{Elemental Powers}}. Most elements are male only, including five of the six common elements. The only of the six most common elements to be all-female is water, along with some uncommon elements. The only co-ed element is light. Justified in that Matoran gender differences are psychological only, and it is unlikely that they could reproduce sexually, as it has been said that Matoran were created by the great beings.
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