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21st May '16 3:15:28 PM Scorntex
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* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' it's revealed that during the so-called "Golden Age" that preceded the war, a form of racism existed against Transformers who had been born by having their sparks split from the spark of a "forged" (naturally-born) Cybertronian, known as being "constructed cold". At one point, the ego-centric scientist Brainstorm boasts of having supported "equal right for knock-offs!" implying he was forged. Shortly thereafter, a weapon that targets the sparks of all Cybertonians constructed cold is activated, and among those affected is Brainstorm himself, revealing that he was also constructed cold.

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* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' it's revealed that during the so-called "Golden Age" that preceded the war, a form of racism existed against Transformers who had been born by [[spoiler:apparently]] having their sparks split from the spark of a "forged" (naturally-born) Cybertronian, known as being "constructed cold".cold". Apparently it resulted in an apartheid which before the war was ''supposed'' to be over. At one point, the ego-centric scientist Brainstorm boasts of having supported "equal right for knock-offs!" implying he was forged. Shortly thereafter, a weapon that targets the sparks of all Cybertonians constructed cold is activated, and among those affected is Brainstorm himself, revealing that he was also constructed cold.cold.
** It gets added to some issues down the line, where it turns out not only was he constructed cold, he was an M.T.O., a Made To Order, and they weren't activated until after the war began, meaning he couldn't have been part of the equal rights movement because he hadn't been born yet.
20th May '16 10:46:48 PM KizunaTallis
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Likewise, there are huge social pressures keeping many homosexual people "in the closet," and many women have cross-dressed not because they are transgender or even transvestites, but because they [[SweetPollyOliver want to do something they would only be allowed to do as a man]].

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Likewise, there are huge social pressures keeping many homosexual LGBT people "in the closet," and many women have cross-dressed not because they are transgender or even transvestites, but because they [[SweetPollyOliver want to do something they would only be allowed to do as a man]].
man]]. See ArmoredClosetGay and HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday for more elaboration.



* [[spoiler: Gatsby]] in ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby''
* ''Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper''

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* [[spoiler: Gatsby]] in ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby''
''Literature/TheGreatGatsby''.
* ''Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper''Prince Edward and Tom Canty, a pair of {{Identical Stranger}}s, take on each other's identities in the ''Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper''.



* Gay actors of yesteryear were pretty much required to pass as straight. Rock Hudson is one of the more famous examples.

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* Gay actors and musicians of yesteryear were pretty much all but required to pass as straight. Rock Hudson is one of the more famous examples. Liberace was also [[ArmoredClosetGay adamant in keeping his sexuality under wraps]] as well, and his estate took went to great lengths to cover up that he died from AIDS related complications.
6th May '16 10:20:19 AM Pichu-kun
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** Aftdr she starts [[spoiler:going to school as a girl]], some of the students bully Marika behind her back for her slightly large hanes and low voice.

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** Aftdr After she starts [[spoiler:going to school as a girl]], some of the students bully Marika behind her back for her slightly large hanes and low voice.



* Kallen Stadtfeld/Kallen Kozuki of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is a half-Britannian/half-Japanese Terrorist and Student. She was able to pass as a Britannian student by day, and joined her brother's [[LaResistance resistance cell]] by night. She preferred to think of herself as Japanese rather than as a Britannian or a "half-breed". Despite finding out that she's a half-breed, her Britannian friends don't lose any respect for her at all, and try to petition their very well connected friend to have her pardoned for her terrorism. In fact, the show, despite having overcoming racial supremacy and segregation as a main theme, has surprisingly little incidence of named people actually caring about race, to the point where [[spoiler: the President of Japan at the end of the series is married to a black, Britannian woman, despite years of ruthless oppression and cruelty. It would have been touching if anyone had actually remembered that used to be a theme, [[TheScrappy or if the guy in question wasn't a complete idiot]].]]
** Apparently, it was intentional that the main protagonist and his foil were designed in such a way that they could conceivably pass for the opposite race, whom they were fighting for.

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* Kallen Stadtfeld/Kallen Kozuki of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is a half-Britannian/half-Japanese Terrorist and Student. She was able to pass as a Britannian student by day, and joined her brother's [[LaResistance resistance cell]] by night. She preferred to think of herself as Japanese rather than as a Britannian or a "half-breed". Despite finding out that she's a half-breed, her Britannian friends don't lose any respect for her at all, and try to petition their very well connected friend to have her pardoned for her terrorism. In fact, the show, despite having overcoming racial supremacy and segregation as a main theme, has surprisingly little incidence of named people actually caring about race, to the point where [[spoiler: the President of Japan at the end of the series is married to a black, Britannian woman, despite years of ruthless oppression and cruelty. It would have been touching if anyone had actually remembered that used to be a theme, [[TheScrappy or if the guy in question wasn't a complete idiot]].]]
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]] Apparently, it was intentional that the main protagonist and his foil were designed in such a way that they could conceivably pass for the opposite race, whom they were fighting for.
5th May '16 5:35:40 PM Pichu-kun
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* PlayedForDrama in later chapters of ''Manga/WanderingSon''. Nitori's voice deepens and she starts looking less androgynous due to puberty. One scene has [[spoiler:a clerk gossiping behind her back that she's a boy due to her voice]]. Makoto always suffered from this, even when she was prepubescent, as she doesn't fit the [[HollywoodHomely ideal for]] [[HollywoodPudgy a girl]].

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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'':
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PlayedForDrama in later chapters of ''Manga/WanderingSon''. Nitori's voice deepens and she starts looking less androgynous due to puberty. One scene has [[spoiler:a clerk gossiping behind her back that she's a boy due to her voice]].
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Makoto always suffered from this, even when she was prepubescent, as she doesn't fit the [[HollywoodHomely ideal for]] [[HollywoodPudgy a girl]].girl]].



* Osamu from ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' starts having issues crossdressing when he begins hitting puberty. His crush becomes disgusted at him because he's grown taller than him and has a low voice. When Osamu was in public once people noticed his masculine voice when he spoke too loud.
** Satoshi references this trope. He doesn't want to crossdress anymore because he can't pass and has outgrown his sisters' hand-me-downs.

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* ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'':
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Osamu from ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' starts having issues crossdressing when he begins hitting puberty. His crush becomes disgusted at him because he's grown taller than him and has a low voice. When Osamu was in public once people noticed his masculine voice when he spoke too loud.
** Satoshi references this trope. He doesn't want to crossdress anymore because he can't pass and has outgrown his sisters' hand-me-downs. [[spoiler:Osamu makes him realize that he might not pass but he can [[AttractiveBentGender still look good]] in a skirt nevertheless.]]
** Aftdr she starts [[spoiler:going to school as a girl]], some of the students bully Marika behind her back for her slightly large hanes and low voice.
30th Apr '16 12:29:10 PM Katsuhagi
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* In the non-fiction ''Detroit: An American Autopsy'' Charlie [=LeDuff=] discovers that his great-grandfather was listed in census records as "M for Mulatto as a child, but as an adult when he moved to Detroit was able to blend in with the large number of ethnic Greeks and other "swarthy" European immigrants moving there and able to pass for fully white, to the point that by Charlie's time this part of his family history has been completely lost.

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* In the non-fiction ''Detroit: An American Autopsy'' Charlie [=LeDuff=] discovers that his great-grandfather was listed in census records as "M "M" for Mulatto as a child, but as an adult when he moved to Detroit was able to blend in with the large number of ethnic Greeks and other "swarthy" European immigrants moving there and able to pass for fully white, to the point that by Charlie's the time Charlie was born this part of his family history has been completely lost.
30th Apr '16 12:28:28 PM Katsuhagi
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* In the non-fiction ''Detroit: An American Autopsy'' Charlie [=LeDuff=] discovers that his great-grandfather was listed in census records as "M for Mulatto as a child, but as an adult when he moved to Detroit was able to blend in with the large number of ethnic Greeks and other "swarthy" European immigrants moving there and able to pass for fully white, to the point that by Charlie's time this part of his family history has been completely lost.
25th Apr '16 8:29:17 AM Veanne
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* ''Literature/KronikiDrugiegoKregu'' [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons are]] {{Voluntary Shapeshifter}}s, who need a genetic template of whatever they're changing into. So, to pass a human, Oura gets a template of a pretty girl, but Eril is quick to notice [[UncannyValleyGirl some sort of oddness about her]]. However, since she simply wanted to be able to talk with him without scaring the boy with her dragon shape, and he interprets "weird girl" as an elf, it works out.

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* ''Literature/KronikiDrugiegoKregu'' [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons are]] {{Voluntary Shapeshifter}}s, who need a genetic template of whatever they're changing into. So, to pass as a human, Oura gets a template of a pretty girl, but Eril is quick to notice [[UncannyValleyGirl some sort of oddness about her]]. However, since she simply wanted to be able to talk with him without scaring the boy with her dragon shape, and he interprets "weird girl" as an elf, it works out.
25th Apr '16 8:28:43 AM Veanne
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* ''Literature/KronikiDrugiegoKregu'' [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons are]] {{Voluntary Shapeshifter}}s, who need a genetic template of whatever they're changing into. So, to pass a human, Oura gets a template of a pretty girl, but Eril is quick to notice [[UncannyValleyGirl some sort of oddness about her]]. However, since she simply wanted to be able to talk with him without scaring the boy with her dragon shape, and he interprets "weird girl" as an elf, it works out.
20th Feb '16 5:28:46 PM jamespolk
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* ''Imitation of Life'' follows Sarah Jane, a mixed-race girl who can quite easily pass for white, trying her best to deny her mother and her previous life altogether. It doesn't end well. Her white boyfriend beats her senseless when he finds out, and she gets fired from her job as a cabaret dancer when her mother comes looking for her.

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* ''Imitation of Life'' follows Peola (in the [[Film/ImitationOfLife1934 1934 version]]) and Sarah Jane, Jane (in the 1959 version), a mixed-race girl who can quite easily pass for white, trying her best to deny her mother and her previous life altogether. It doesn't end well. Her In the 1934 version Peola is humiliated when her dark-skinned mother comes to meet her at school, and later has to quit her job when her mother tracks her down at work. In the 1959 version it's worse for Sarah Jane--her white boyfriend beats her senseless when he finds out, and she gets fired from her job as a cabaret dancer when her mother comes looking for her.
19th Jan '16 7:33:52 PM Katsuhagi
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* Chirinide of ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' refers to herself as a "half-breed" because she has a light elf father and a drowussu mother, and goes so far as to wonder if she should commit suicide to keep her "impurity" from spreading through the Kyorl'solenurn clan. Despite this she really doesn't look any different from other drowussu, [[spoiler:which turns out to be a big hint that the drowussu are actually descended from light elves]].
* Greer, the protagonist of ''[[http://tgwfa.meedean.com/ The Girl Who Flew Away]]'' is eventually revealed [[http://tgwfa.meedean.com/comic/page-220/ to have had a black father]]. She's able to pass for fully white, which just contributes her to self-loathing as she feels it's hiding who she really is.
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* Chirinide of ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' refers to herself as a "half-breed" because she has a light elf father and a drowussu mother, and goes so far as to wonder if she should commit suicide to keep her "impurity" from spreading through the Kyorl'solenurn clan. Despite this she really doesn't look any different from other drowussu, [[spoiler:which turns out to be a big hint that the drowussu are actually descended from light elves]].
* Greer, the protagonist of ''[[http://tgwfa.meedean.com/ The Girl Who Flew Away]]'' is eventually revealed [[http://tgwfa.meedean.com/comic/page-220/ to have had a black father]]. She's able to pass for fully white, which just contributes her to self-loathing as she feels it's hiding who she really is.
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