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12th Feb '17 6:35:17 PM SuperMafia
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* While every character in ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' does have their differing characteristics that this isn't as major of a problem, a majority of of the females do have very similar physical builds that differ by bust size and species. Some exceptions are the fat lady NPC in Half-Genie Hero, the Tan Line Island Princess in Pirate's Curse, and some of the enemies from the collective series.
22nd Jan '17 11:36:34 AM zachmartinez
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* Surprisingly averted in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series. At a distance, all the characters look like recolors of each other, but there are actually subtle differences in the shapes of their faces and bodies. Rouge has wide hips and a large bust, while Blaze has a smaller chest and Cream's body is bell-shaped.
11th Jan '17 4:05:35 PM Dravencour
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* Michaelangelo didn't have female models readily available, and so used his own body as a template for most of his paintings and several of his sculptures.

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* Michaelangelo Michelangelo didn't have female models readily available, and so used his own body as a template for most of his paintings and several of his sculptures.
30th Dec '16 4:26:25 PM nombretomado
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* Similarly, the {{DCAU}}'s character designs come in two flavors, generally speaking: Male and Female. This was at its most pronounced throughout ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', particularly the ''JLU'' seasons. The only bodytype differences were made by making the body wider or skinnier (Superman was broader shouldered, but generally had the same proportions as the Flash, and similarly, Wonder Woman was simply a broader-shouldered version of Hawkgirl). Females mostly have the same ''face'', with different hairstyles keeping them distinct. There ''is'' one general exception, in the form of the "Block-shaped" male mold used for Gorillas, Grundy, and other stouter types, but that's about it.

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* Similarly, the {{DCAU}}'s Franchise/{{DCAU}}'s character designs come in two flavors, generally speaking: Male and Female. This was at its most pronounced throughout ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', particularly the ''JLU'' seasons. The only bodytype differences were made by making the body wider or skinnier (Superman was broader shouldered, but generally had the same proportions as the Flash, and similarly, Wonder Woman was simply a broader-shouldered version of Hawkgirl). Females mostly have the same ''face'', with different hairstyles keeping them distinct. There ''is'' one general exception, in the form of the "Block-shaped" male mold used for Gorillas, Grundy, and other stouter types, but that's about it.
24th Dec '16 11:41:09 AM nombretomado
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* You can only play a female human, elf, half-elf, or half-orc in ''{{Arcanum}}'' because Troika only had enough time/resources to make one (medium-sized) female model. They try to HandWave this by having the females of the other species be hidden (as with the dwarves) or missing. [[spoiler:The reason you don't see female half-ogres is that they are all held in a containment facility for breeding purposes]].

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* You can only play a female human, elf, half-elf, or half-orc in ''{{Arcanum}}'' ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' because Troika only had enough time/resources to make one (medium-sized) female model. They try to HandWave this by having the females of the other species be hidden (as with the dwarves) or missing. [[spoiler:The reason you don't see female half-ogres is that they are all held in a containment facility for breeding purposes]].
10th Jul '16 11:32:22 AM nombretomado
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** This is generally true for almost all BioWare games, which tend to have only one male and one female models, used for all [=NPCs=] regardless of age or sometimes even species (for example, human body models are shared among other things by Twi'leks and Zabraks in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', and by asari and batarians in ''Franchise/MassEffect''). ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'', however, averts this, as there are fat, short or skinny NPC men and women.

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** This is generally true for almost all BioWare Creator/BioWare games, which tend to have only one male and one female models, used for all [=NPCs=] regardless of age or sometimes even species (for example, human body models are shared among other things by Twi'leks and Zabraks in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', and by asari and batarians in ''Franchise/MassEffect''). ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'', however, averts this, as there are fat, short or skinny NPC men and women.
13th Jun '16 9:47:30 AM Pichu-kun
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* This was enforced by Creator/{{Hasbro}} for ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. The creator wanted more diverse designs amongst the characters. Due to the fact the series was made [[MerchandiseDriven made to advertise dolls]], the characters had to have similar models. The [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolographs comic book reboot]] completely does away with this and has a CastFullOfSnowflakes.

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* This was enforced by Creator/{{Hasbro}} for ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. The creator wanted more diverse designs amongst the characters. Due to the fact the series was made [[MerchandiseDriven made to advertise dolls]], the characters had to have similar models. The [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolographs [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms comic book reboot]] completely does away with this and has a CastFullOfSnowflakes.CastOfSnowflakes.
13th Jun '16 9:46:04 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/SailorMoon''. Other than height, there's very little difference in build among ''any'' of the girls in the show, with the exception of [[FanNickname Usagi's fat friend]], who disappears halfway into the series and never even gets named on screen.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon''. ''Anime/SailorMoon'': Other than height, there's very little difference in build among ''any'' of the girls in the show, with the exception of [[FanNickname Usagi's fat friend]], who disappears halfway into the series and never even gets named on screen.



* ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid''. Justified, as Greg is a teenage boy who doesn't really understand girls yet and considers them all to be pretty much the same.

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* ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid''.''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid''. Justified, as Greg is a teenage boy who doesn't really understand girls yet and considers them all to be pretty much the same.



* Inverted with the 4th generation ''My Little Pony'' "blind bag" toys. Initially 5 female molds and 1 male. More molds were made later on for both genders, and female molds still outnumber males.
** Initially, there was only one Pegasus mold. Thus, Fluttershy ended up as a PaletteSwap of Rainbow Dash.

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* Inverted with the 4th generation ''My Little Pony'' ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' "blind bag" toys. Initially 5 female molds and 1 male. More molds were made later on for both genders, and female molds still outnumber males.
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males. Initially, there was only one Pegasus mold. Thus, Fluttershy ended up as a PaletteSwap of Rainbow Dash.



* This has been a consistent complaint over ''WorldOfWarcraft'' character models; the alpha builds, while rough, often had the females look like counterparts to the males of their race, but when it came time for final builds (after receiving yea many complaints about being ugly) it was like the developers threw up their hands and said "screw it, let's make them all barbie dolls".
** The dwarf, gnome, and pandaren females actually avert this, however, with the first and last being rather thick and curvy, while the 2nd is appropriately proportioned for such a short race. To a lesser extent, so do the Tauren.

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* This has been a consistent complaint over ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' character models; the alpha builds, while rough, often had the females look like counterparts to the males of their race, but when it came time for final builds (after receiving yea many complaints about being ugly) it was like the developers threw up their hands and said "screw it, let's make them all barbie dolls".
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dolls". The dwarf, gnome, and pandaren females actually avert this, however, with the first and last being rather thick and curvy, while the 2nd is appropriately proportioned for such a short race. To a lesser extent, so do the Tauren.



* Similarly, the {{DCAU}}'s character designs come in two flavors, generally speaking: Male and Female. This was at its most pronounced throughout ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', particularly the ''JLU'' seasons. The only bodytype differences were made by making the body wider or skinnier (Superman was broader shouldered, but generally had the same proportions as the Flash, and similarly, Wonder Woman was simply a broader-shouldered version of Hawkgirl). Females mostly have the same ''face'', with different hairstyles keeping them distinct.
** There ''is'' one general exception, in the form of the "Block-shaped" male mold used for Gorillas, Grundy, and other stouter types, but that's about it.

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* Similarly, the {{DCAU}}'s character designs come in two flavors, generally speaking: Male and Female. This was at its most pronounced throughout ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', particularly the ''JLU'' seasons. The only bodytype differences were made by making the body wider or skinnier (Superman was broader shouldered, but generally had the same proportions as the Flash, and similarly, Wonder Woman was simply a broader-shouldered version of Hawkgirl). Females mostly have the same ''face'', with different hairstyles keeping them distinct.
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distinct. There ''is'' one general exception, in the form of the "Block-shaped" male mold used for Gorillas, Grundy, and other stouter types, but that's about it.


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* This was enforced by Creator/{{Hasbro}} for ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. The creator wanted more diverse designs amongst the characters. Due to the fact the series was made [[MerchandiseDriven made to advertise dolls]], the characters had to have similar models. The [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolographs comic book reboot]] completely does away with this and has a CastFullOfSnowflakes.
7th Jun '16 6:34:32 PM Akatia
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* ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' is pretty bad about this. Up until the release of Scylla (a little girl) all female characters had the same body shape, and even then it took another two years for another female with a unique body type to come along (Jing Wei, a teenager.) There were many females introduced in the two year gap, but they had the same body shape as most of the other females did.
25th May '16 11:46:36 PM QuirkyRabbit
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** ... until the release of Illaoi.
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