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17th Nov '17 3:17:20 AM Cryoclaste
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* You rescue eighty dragons in ''SpyroTheDragon'', but every single one is male and female dragons are never mentioned. Averted in the third game, which features female baby dragons, which means that the female dragons were off laying their eggs in solitude -- [[FridgeBrilliance Gnasty missed them completely]].

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* You rescue eighty dragons in ''SpyroTheDragon'', ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'', but every single one is male and female dragons are never mentioned. Averted in the third game, which features female baby dragons, which means that the female dragons were off laying their eggs in solitude -- [[FridgeBrilliance Gnasty missed them completely]].
15th Nov '17 8:41:47 AM MagBas
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* A bit of FridgeLogic would imply that the Formics from ''Literature/EndersGame'' are this. Only the queens are considered to be sapient life forms, and while they do lay eggs for new queens there is no mention of exactly how they reproduce. The sequels reveal that when they're birthing a new queen they (in essence) pray to Outside for a specifically strong Philate to inhabit and imbue the new queen with sapience and the strength to control its drones.
14th Nov '17 6:36:33 PM Amahn
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* A bit of FridgeLogic would imply that the Formics from ''Literature/EndersGame'' are this. Only the queens are considered to be sapient life forms, and while they do lay eggs for new queens there is no mention of exactly how they reproduce. The sequels reveal that when they're birthing a new queen they (in essence) pray to Outside for a specifically strong Philate to inhabit and imbue the new queen with sapience and the strength to control its drones.
13th Nov '17 5:11:16 PM Gorank
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* While angler fish have both males and females, the males attach to females and fuse with them until the male is little more than a lump of flesh on the female used to fertilize eggs.

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* While angler fish anglerfish have both males and females, in some species the males attach to females and fuse with them until the male is little more than a lump of flesh on the female used to fertilize eggs.
23rd Oct '17 8:10:27 AM TroperNo9001
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** Some Pokémon can only evolve if they are the correct gender. Combee and Salandit will only evolve to Vespiquen and Salazzle if they are female, males are out of luck.

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** Some Pokémon can only evolve if they are the correct gender. Combee and Salandit will only evolve to Vespiquen and Salazzle if they are female, female; males are out of luck.
22nd Oct '17 12:55:37 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The Gerudo from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' are an entirely female race of warrior-thieves. Even though they're apparently human, only one Gerudo male is born every hundred years (the only one known is [[BigBad Ganondorf]]) and is destined to become king. In fact, the Gerudo often leave the desert and visit Hyrule for the purpose of finding a man to borrow (or even marry) in order to make more little Gerudo. There seem to be no Goron women, though this is difficult to tell based on their strange appearance.
** Gorons all identify as male, referring to each other as "Brother." This could be the case of identity (like ''Discworld'') rather than biological sex or they could be {{Truly Single Parent}}s, since all cases of child Gorons seen in the series only have fathers and mothers are never mentioned. The manga of Ocarina of Time has a few female Gorons that are only visibly different due to [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics long eyelashes]]. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' references this ambiguity by showing that two Goron men have been allowed in the women-only Gerudo Town, and absolutely no one knows why this is, least of all the Gorons.

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The Gerudo from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' are an entirely female race of warrior-thieves. Even though they're apparently human, only one Gerudo male is born every hundred years (the only one known is [[BigBad Ganondorf]]) and is destined to become king. In fact, the Gerudo often leave the desert and visit Hyrule for the purpose of finding a man to borrow (or even marry) in order to make more little Gerudo. There seem to be no Goron women, though this is difficult to tell based on their strange appearance.
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** Gorons all identify as male, referring to each other as "Brother." This could be the case of identity (like ''Discworld'') rather than biological sex or they could be {{Truly Single Parent}}s, since all cases of child Gorons seen in the series only have fathers and mothers are never mentioned. The manga of Ocarina ''Ocarina of Time Time'' has a few female Gorons that are only visibly different due to [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics long eyelashes]]. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' references this ambiguity by showing that two Goron men have been allowed in the women-only Gerudo Town, and absolutely no one knows why this is, least of all the Gorons.



** Of course, the genders only seem like that to us, apparently in the game files they are reversed (i.e. The "woman in a racing swimsuit" is the ''male'' of the species)



*** HilariousInHindsight, considering Druid players can now visit the Emerald Dream; there aren't too many additional males seen.



** From the little we see most amorphs do seem to identify as either male or female. It's not made clear if this is a part of their natural culture or a behavior that they adopted from observing other races.
20th Oct '17 4:24:40 AM Rakurai
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** The [[SnakePeople Ananta]] are an all-female beast tribe introduced in ''Stormblood'' who are able to reproduce without the need of males, which they consider to be a blessing from their goddess Lakshmi.
20th Oct '17 3:30:10 AM ProfessorFrink
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* The Brahminy blind snake is the only all-female snake species, reproducing by parthenogenesis. It's also known as the flowerpot snake as it has been accidentally introduced to many areas where it's not native in the soil of imported plants. Being parthenogenetic means it's quickly able to establish itself in new places.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_Grassland_Whiptail_Lizard Desert Grassland Whiptail Lizard]], an all-female species. The most commonly accepted explanation for this is that they comitted {{gendercide}}.
18th Oct '17 2:11:50 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** There isn't as much focus on it, but most of the other non-human races are functionally one-gendered races as well, at least in the first two games. That is, females are either implied or stated to exist, but are never seen due to lack of an in-game model. A female Krogan (just one) and a female Turian are finally seen in ''Mass Effect 3''. There are also two female Salarians (one if you saved the Council in ''Mass Effect''), but they look identical to the males. It's stated in the Codex that Salarians have far fewer females than males and as a result of this most females stay on their homeworld and major colony worlds to stay safe and make sure the species can still reproduce.

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** There isn't as much focus on it, but most of the other non-human races are functionally one-gendered races as well, at least in the first two games. That is, females are either implied or stated to exist, but are never seen due to lack of an in-game model. A female Krogan (just one) and a female Turian are finally seen in ''Mass Effect 3''. There are also two female Salarians (one if you saved the Council in ''Mass Effect''), but they look identical to the males. It's stated in the Codex that Salarians have far fewer females than males and as a result of this most females stay on their homeworld and major colony worlds to stay safe and make sure the species can still reproduce. Female Krogan and Turians become much more common in ''Andromeda''.
14th Oct '17 2:42:51 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series, the golems, being created beings, are genderless. Until ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', when one of them gets named "Gladys" so the postmistress doesn't object to he cleaning the ladies' privies. Since golems basically believe what they've been told to, Gladys is subsequently female, and people think of her as such. (And in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Moist notes that, somehow, this seems to make the "default" golems male.)

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series, the golems, being created beings, are genderless. Until ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', when one of them gets named "Gladys" so the postmistress doesn't object to he her cleaning the ladies' privies. Since golems basically believe what they've been told to, Gladys is subsequently female, and people think of her as such. (And in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Moist notes that, somehow, this seems to make the "default" golems male.)
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