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** The recurring villain the Gravedigger is referred to by male pronouns until [[spoiler: Her identity as Heather Taffett is revealed]]
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* Marlene in ''Anime/BlueGender''. Yuji is her "Bob".

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* Marlene in ''Anime/BlueGender''. Yuji is her "Bob"."Bob."



* In the ''Manga/GiantRobo'' {{OVA}}s, ActionGirl / CoolBigSis Ginrei first appears in disguise as a [[MaskPower masked]] BadassLongcoat to rescue Dr. Shizuma -- for all of a minute, before [[FlungClothing suddenly changing]] into her trademark Chinese dress, and never using the "Iron Mask" disguise for the rest of the series.

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* In the ''Manga/GiantRobo'' {{OVA}}s, ActionGirl / CoolBigSis [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]], ActionGirl[=/=]CoolBigSis Ginrei first appears in disguise as a [[MaskPower [[CoolMask masked]] BadassLongcoat to rescue Dr. Shizuma -- for all of a minute, before [[FlungClothing suddenly changing]] into her trademark Chinese dress, and never using the "Iron Mask" disguise for the rest of the series.



** A more handy example lies with Ranma's UnluckyChildhoodFriend Ukyō. Having met her at a very young age, Ranma always believed her to be another boy; after a bitter grudge match in which she forces him to fight "seriously", he is stunned to discover she is actually a girl. HilarityEnsues:

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** A more handy example lies with Ranma's UnluckyChildhoodFriend Ukyō. Having met her at a very young age, Ranma always believed her to be another boy; after a bitter grudge match in which she forces him to fight "seriously", "seriously," he is stunned to discover she is actually a girl. HilarityEnsues:



* A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Musketeers_%281987_TV_series%29 1987 anime version]] of ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' does this to [[GenderBender Aramis]].

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* A [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Musketeers_%281987_TV_series%29 1987 anime version]] of ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' does this to [[GenderBender Aramis]].



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' movie 4. the little kid whom Luffy and Co. encountered was revealed to be a girl dressed in boy's clothing near the end.
* Sevotharte from ''Manga/AngelSanctuary''. The promising scientist Lailah's success elicited jealousy from her male peers, who [[RapeAsDrama raped her]]. Branded a Fallen Angel for becoming "tainted", she sold herself in desperation to [[FetusTerrible Sandalphon]], who whitened her hair and altered her face and body type. Since the true Sevothtarte died years ago in combat, she took his name and wore a tiara and veil to hide her identity after she ascended into the Seraph rank.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' movie 4. Movie 4, the little kid whom Luffy and Co. encountered was revealed to be a girl dressed in boy's clothing near the end.
* Sevotharte from ''Manga/AngelSanctuary''. The promising scientist Lailah's success elicited jealousy from her male peers, who [[RapeAsDrama raped her]]. Branded a Fallen Angel for becoming "tainted", "tainted," she sold herself in desperation to [[FetusTerrible Sandalphon]], who whitened her hair and altered her face and body type. Since the true Sevothtarte died years ago in combat, she took his name and wore a tiara and veil to hide her identity after she ascended into the Seraph rank.



* In ''Manga/SgtFrog'', many characters first think that Private Tamama is a female due to his cute appearance and voice. Later on in the series, Tamama himself, along with most of the rest of the cast, falls victim to this trope when a Keronian named Karara comes to Earth to see the Keroro Platoon (known as the "ARMPIT" Platoon in Funimation's dub[[note]]Which is either a {{Woolseyism}}, a GagDub, or a {{Macekre}} depending on who's asked.[[/note]]). It's not made apparent that she's female until she leaves a goodbye note when she leaves at the end of the episode, saying that Tamama left such a huge impression on her that she wants to marry him when she grows up. In all the character's defense, an actual female Keronian hadn't shown up before then.

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* In ''Manga/SgtFrog'', many characters first think that Private Tamama is a female due to his cute appearance and voice. Later on in the series, Tamama himself, along with most of the rest of the cast, falls victim to this trope when a Keronian named Karara comes to Earth to see the Keroro Platoon (known as the "ARMPIT" Platoon in Funimation's dub[[note]]Which dub [[note]]which is either a {{Woolseyism}}, a GagDub, or a {{Macekre}} depending on who's asked.[[/note]]).asked[[/note]]). It's not made apparent that she's female until she leaves a goodbye note when she leaves at the end of the episode, saying that Tamama left such a huge impression on her that she wants to marry him when she grows up. In all the character's defense, an actual female Keronian hadn't shown up before then.



*** And as a litlle extra extra, her nickname, given to her by Ichika, IS Char. Go figure.

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*** And as a litlle little extra extra, her nickname, given to her by Ichika, IS Char. Go figure.



* A villainous example appeared in ''Anime/BrainPowerd'' -- the enigmatic Baron who begins to appear late in the show is quite fearsome, helping the villain Jonathan transform his [[HumongousMecha Grand]] [[EmpathicWeapon Cher]] into a borderline EldritchAbomination known as the "Baronz". His reasons seem mysterious and ChessMaster-y, but... [[spoiler: behind the mask, it's actually Jonathan's estranged mother, trying to protect and help her son despite being stuck on the wrong side of the conflict from him.]]

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* A villainous example appeared in ''Anime/BrainPowerd'' -- the enigmatic Baron who begins to appear late in the show is quite fearsome, helping the villain Jonathan transform his [[HumongousMecha Grand]] [[EmpathicWeapon Cher]] into a borderline EldritchAbomination known as the "Baronz". "Baronz." His reasons seem mysterious and ChessMaster-y, but... [[spoiler: behind the mask, it's actually Jonathan's estranged mother, trying to protect and help her son despite being stuck on the wrong side of the conflict from him.]]



* For most of ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' Ganta assumes that the "[[InseriesNickname Red Man]]" who killed his classmates was a man. She's not. [[spoiler:In fact she is Shiro, his close ForgottenChildhoodFriend and a teenage girl at that.]]
* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', the seventh wielder of One for All and the master of All Might was only known as "Shimura" for a while. About 40 chapters later, her full name was revealed as "Shimura [[SevenIsNana Nana]]", then the next chapter features her in a flashback, confirming her gender as a woman.
* In the manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/Megaman6'', Centaur Man is revealed to actually be a woman who disguises as a male and has a crush on Knightman. It doesn't carry over into any other adaptations, but many fans will still argue that it's canon.

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* For most of ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' Ganta assumes that the "[[InseriesNickname "[[InSeriesNickname Red Man]]" who killed his classmates was a man. She's not. [[spoiler:In fact fact, she is Shiro, his close ForgottenChildhoodFriend and a teenage girl at that.]]
* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', the seventh wielder of One for All and the master of All Might was only known as "Shimura" for a while. About 40 chapters later, her full name was revealed as "Shimura [[SevenIsNana Nana]]", Nana]]," then the next chapter features her in a flashback, confirming her gender as a woman.
* In the manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/Megaman6'', ''VideoGame/MegaMan6'', Centaur Man is revealed to actually be a woman who disguises as a male and has a crush on Knightman. It doesn't carry over into any other adaptations, but many fans will still argue that it's canon.canon.
* Non-human example in ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}''. Despite what the dub says, most of the Bit-Beasts [[AmbiguousGender have no known gender]]. Tala's Wolborg fell under this category until his battle with Kenny during ''G-Revolution''. When Tala [[SignatureMove employs his]] [[AnIcePerson Novae Rog]] [[FinishingMove to end the match]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSyFFbz61fo#t=36s a beautiful ice maiden is briefly shown]] right before Kenny's Beyblade is frozen solid by Wolborg. While it's easy to attribute the inexplicable appearance of this figure to RuleOfCool, this being the only time in the series Novae Rog uses that particular animation sequence, the mysterious woman actually ''[[HumanityEnsues is]]'' Wolborg. The lone hint is the tiara worn by the ice maiden, [[MorphicResonance which resembles the small crown on Wolborg's head]].



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevalier_d%27Eon Chevalier d'Eon]] kept people guessing until the very end.

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* [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevalier_d%27Eon Chevalier d'Eon]] kept people guessing until the very end.
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Samus Is a Girl is when an {{action girl}} is well established as heroic, or otherwise badass before the first hint that she's female. Whether the initial lack of discernible sex is caused by bulky armor, baggy robes, [[WholesomeCrossdresser subtler deliberate deceptions]], shapeshifting, or even just the camera refusing to give a clear shot of any distinctly female parts of her, it's still Samus Is a Girl. Heck, a tank with a chick inside would count. Having a TomboyishName or GenderBlenderName helps as well. In fact, you can expect this trope to happen pretty much every time you hear a gender-neutral name like "Alex" and it's not the name of an already established male character.

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Samus Is a Girl is when an {{action girl}} ActionGirl is well established as heroic, or otherwise badass before the first hint that she's female. Whether the initial lack of discernible sex is caused by bulky armor, baggy robes, [[WholesomeCrossdresser subtler deliberate deceptions]], shapeshifting, or even just the camera refusing to give a clear shot of any distinctly female parts of her, it's still Samus Is a Girl. Heck, a tank with a chick inside would count. Having a TomboyishName or GenderBlenderName helps as well. In fact, you can expect this trope to happen pretty much every time you hear a gender-neutral name like "Alex" and it's not the name of an already established male character.



* In the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game, there's [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gravekeeper%27s_Assailant Gravekeeper's Assailant]]. There was never anything to suggest that the monster on the card was female until she appeared on ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' as a Duel Spirit, at which point it was obvious (even while still wearing the mask and cloak). The anime even gave her the name Sara (Yasmine in the dub version). (Of course, whether "Gravekeeper's Assailant" is a title that is unique to her is hard to tell.)

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* In the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game, there's [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gravekeeper%27s_Assailant Gravekeeper's Assailant]]. Assailant.]] There was never anything to suggest that the monster on the card was female until she appeared on ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' as a Duel Spirit, at which point it was obvious (even while still wearing the mask and cloak). The anime even gave her the name Sara (Yasmine in the dub version). (Of course, whether "Gravekeeper's Assailant" is a title that is unique to her is hard to tell.)



* Inverted in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', where we have Gwyndolin, the youngest Child of Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight. Judging from his appearance and his title as "Goddess of the Darkmoon," you wouldn't think he was actually a guy. When he was young, he exhibited an affinity for moonlight magic, a trait considered feminine. Gwyn raised his son as a daughter, having him wear a beautiful moonlight dress and even forcing him to wear a ring that would magically make him compose himself as a woman. The only indication that Gwyndolin is actually male is in a few item descriptions. The androgynous voice and lack of real dialogue directly from him concerning his gender leaves him perfectly passable as female, and the trope only kicks in if you read the item descriptions [[spoiler: or when [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII Yorshka]] mentions that Gwyndolin was her elder brother if you ranked high enough in Blade of the Darkmoon]].

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', where we have Gwyndolin, the youngest Child of Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight. Judging from his appearance and his title as "Goddess of the Darkmoon," you wouldn't think he was actually a guy. When he was young, he exhibited an affinity for moonlight magic, a trait considered feminine. Gwyn raised his son as a daughter, having him wear a beautiful moonlight dress and even forcing him to wear a ring that would magically make him compose himself as a woman. The only indication that Gwyndolin is actually male is in a few item descriptions. The androgynous voice and lack of real dialogue directly from him concerning his gender leaves him perfectly passable as female, and the trope only kicks in if you read the item descriptions [[spoiler: or [[spoiler:or when [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII Yorshka]] mentions that Gwyndolin was her elder brother if you ranked high enough in Blade of the Darkmoon]].



* Syfa/Sypha from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse''. Just to make sure the audience knows Sypha is a woman, in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'' she has very large breasts, and her breasts are even a joke in Maria Renard's story. In addition, her ending confirms that she was [[SweetPollyOliver deliberately posing as a man]] in ''Castlevania III''.
** [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090322080212/castlevania/images/b/b2/SoTN_Old_Axe_Armor.JPG Here]] is the sprite for the playable Old Axe Armor from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin''. [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Por_pic_41.jpg here]] is an official piece of artwork of the same character.
* In ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', it turns out [[spoiler: ''Dark Lord Gaol'' is one.]]
* This is the twist in Akira's ending in ''VideoGame/RivalSchools: United By Fate''. The introduction of the story mode introduces her as the younger brother of gang leader Daigo Kazama and refers to her as male. The masquerade is carried on throughout the story, and even in her [[MultipleEndings "bad" ending]] - only when you achieve the "good" ending is Akira's true identity is revealed.

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* Syfa/Sypha from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse''. Just to make sure the audience knows Sypha is a woman, in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'' she has very large breasts, and her breasts are even a joke in [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood Maria Renard's Renard's]] story. In addition, her ending confirms that she was [[SweetPollyOliver deliberately posing as a man]] in ''Castlevania III''.
** [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090322080212/castlevania/images/b/b2/SoTN_Old_Axe_Armor.JPG Here]] is the sprite for the playable Old Axe Armor from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin''. [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Por_pic_41.jpg here]] Here]] is an official piece of artwork of the same character.
* In ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', it turns out [[spoiler: ''Dark [[spoiler:''Dark Lord Gaol'' is one.]]
one]]. It's been speculated that this was a deliberate nod to the {{Trope Namer|s}} herself.
* This is the twist in Akira's ending in ''VideoGame/RivalSchools: United By Fate''. The introduction of the story mode introduces her as the younger brother of gang leader Daigo Kazama and refers to her as male. The masquerade is carried on throughout the story, and even in her [[MultipleEndings "bad" ending]] - -- only when you achieve the "good" ending is Akira's true identity is revealed.



* This is the main twist in the ending of the iOS edition of ''VideoGame/DeadSpace''. [[spoiler: Vandal reveals her true identity to be Karrie Norton as she lies wounded on the floor near the defeated final boss.]]



* Toby Masuyo in ''{{Baraduke}}'' predates Samus by about a year (Although the fact that the game calls her "Kissy" is a bit of a giveaway). Her next appearances in the ''MrDriller'' series and ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' do not play with this trope, opting to have her helmet-less (she's Mr. Driller's mom, after all).

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* This is the main twist in the ending of the iOS edition of ''VideoGame/DeadSpace''. [[spoiler:Vandal reveals her true identity to be Karrie Norton as she lies wounded on the floor near the defeated final boss.]]
* Toby Masuyo in ''{{Baraduke}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Baraduke}}'' predates Samus by about a year (Although (although the fact that the game calls her "Kissy" is a bit of a giveaway). Her next appearances in the ''MrDriller'' ''VideoGame/MrDriller'' series and ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' do not play with this trope, opting to have her helmet-less (she's Mr. Driller's mom, after all). Ironically, Namco decided to officially name her "Toby Masuyo" -- thus giving her a GenderBlenderName long after TheReveal in her game of origin.



* The Cyborg Ninja in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' is not Gray Fox as in the first game, but instead [[spoiler:Olga Gurlukovich.]]

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* Throughout ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'', the player is told about the Genesis Sage Kresnik, the first person to [[SummonMagic summon]] [[PhysicalGod Maxwell]] and who holds so much responsibility for the world's current state. Late in ''Xillia 2'' it's discovered that Kresnik's full name was Milla Kresnik, and Milla Maxwell was created in her image.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' does this with Meryl, who "disguises" herself as a male soldier, though it's really only because [[FacelessGoons all the uniforms look more or less exactly alike]].
* The Cyborg Ninja in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' is not Gray Fox as in the first game, but instead [[spoiler:Olga Gurlukovich.]]Gurlukovich]].



** Meanwhile, in VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag, we're treated to James Kidd, the supposed illegitimate son of the captain William Kidd, who reveals to Edward (and the player) [[spoiler:her true identity as Mary Read, an assassin/pirate.]]

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** Meanwhile, in VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag, ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'', we're treated to James Kidd, the supposed illegitimate son of the captain William Kidd, who reveals to Edward (and the player) [[spoiler:her true identity as Mary Read, an assassin/pirate.]]



** In contrast to the exclusively male PowerArmor Enclave Soldiers in Fallout 3, the New Vegas mod ''For the Enclave'' seems to have more female soldiers in armor than male. Most of them also [[WelcomeToCorneria repeatedly claim that General Jamison will lead them to glory, almost as often as NCR Troopers will complain about how patrolling the Mojave almost makes them wish for a nuclear winter.]]

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** In contrast to the exclusively male PowerArmor Enclave Soldiers in Fallout 3, ''Fallout 3'', the New Vegas ''New Vegas'' mod ''For the Enclave'' seems to have more female soldiers in armor than male. Most of them also [[WelcomeToCorneria repeatedly claim that General Jamison will lead them to glory, almost as often as NCR Troopers will complain about how patrolling the Mojave almost makes them wish for a nuclear winter.]]



* In ''VideoGame/HotTinRoofTheCatThatWoreAFedora'', we are served a double dose of this trope. Private Inspector Jones is respected and well-established in the police force, and depending on your dialog choices, you can go quite a long way before someone call ''her'' by full name, "Emma Jones". Her figure being little more than a bloky [[FedoraOfAsskicking badass fedora]] over a blocky [[BadassLongcoat trenchcoat]] doesn't exactly help in identifying her gender, especially if you have met her girlfriend before the reveal. Special mention for weasely dialog writing as said girlfriend calls her "Em", wich can look like she's simply hesitating when speaking. The second serving of this trope is delivered shortly after, when talking with your sidekick, the cat Frankie. While you had previously the chance to learn that Frankie is [[TokenMinority the only cat to have made it into the police force ever]], you probably did not suspect that "Frankie" was short for "Francine".
* [[spoiler:Naoto Shirogane]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. With the twist that the party finds out when they show up to rescue ''her'', rather than her rescuing them. Unfortunately this was completely spoilered by the dub- in the Japanese version her being voiced by a woman was hardly unusual (a lot of young men and boys are voiced by women in anime and games), but in English her gender is completely unmistakable, ruining the surprise.
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' plays with this, in that the [[HeroicMime main character]] is female, but there's no indication of this until you happen to get a good look at yourself through a portal. While you can clearly see yourself in the very first portal you step through, it's hard to tell that it's you right away. Averted in ''{{Portal 2}}'', in which Wheatley refers to you as female from the very start. However, ''Portal 2'' has an in-universe example where Wheatley passively assumes that whoever beat [[MasterComputer GLaDOS]] was a guy, and is taken aback when he finds out that it was ''you''.

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* In ''VideoGame/HotTinRoofTheCatThatWoreAFedora'', we are served a double dose of this trope. Private Inspector Jones is respected and well-established in the police force, and depending on your dialog choices, you can go quite a long way before someone call ''her'' by full name, "Emma Jones". Jones." Her figure being little more than a bloky [[FedoraOfAsskicking badass fedora]] over a blocky [[BadassLongcoat trenchcoat]] doesn't exactly help in identifying her gender, especially if you have met her girlfriend before the reveal. Special mention for weasely dialog writing as said girlfriend calls her "Em", "Em," wich can look like she's simply hesitating when speaking. The second serving of this trope is delivered shortly after, when talking with your sidekick, the cat Frankie. While you had previously the chance to learn that Frankie is [[TokenMinority the only cat to have made it into the police force ever]], you probably did not suspect that "Frankie" was short for "Francine".
"Francine."
* [[spoiler:Naoto Shirogane]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. With the twist that the party finds out when they show up to rescue ''her'', rather than her rescuing them. Unfortunately this was completely spoilered by the dub- in dub--in the Japanese version her being voiced by a woman was hardly unusual (a lot of young men and boys are voiced by women in anime and games), but in English her gender is completely unmistakable, ruining the surprise.
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' plays with this, in that the [[HeroicMime main character]] is female, but there's no indication of this until you happen to get a good look at yourself through a portal. While you can clearly see yourself in the very first portal you step through, it's hard to tell that it's you right away. Averted in ''{{Portal ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', in which Wheatley refers to you as female from the very start. However, ''Portal 2'' has an in-universe example where Wheatley passively assumes that whoever beat [[MasterComputer GLaDOS]] was a guy, and is taken aback when he finds out that it was ''you''.



* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' does this with Meryl, who "disguises" herself as a male soldier, though it's really only because [[FacelessGoons all the uniforms look more or less exactly alike]].



** And there is also Leo from ''Tekken 6'', who is widely believed to be a woman dressed as a man, or a gay male. Namco have deliberately not confirmed either way, stating they wanted to create a character who could be "loved by either gender". [[spoiler:Confirmed to be female by WordOfGod.]]

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** And there is also Leo from ''Tekken 6'', who is widely believed to be a woman dressed as a man, or a gay male. Namco have deliberately not confirmed either way, stating they wanted to create a character who could be "loved by either gender". [[spoiler:Confirmed gender." [[spoiler:She was later confirmed to be female by WordOfGod.WordOfGod prior to the release of ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2''.]]



** [[spoiler: Happens again in ''VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'', where the Black Knight is revealed to be Penelope again, but this time, signifying her FaceHeelTurn.]]

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** [[spoiler: Happens [[spoiler:Happens again in ''VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'', where the Black Knight is revealed to be Penelope again, but this time, time signifying her FaceHeelTurn.]]



* Black Widow from ''[[VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters Ring of Destruction: Slam Masters II]]'', is a somewhat effeminate wrestler who is taller than most of the other wrestlers in the game and whose spider-themed costume covers his whole body. If you beat the game with him, Widow reveals herself to be a tall and muscled female wrestler.

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* Black Widow from ''[[VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters Ring of Destruction: Slam Masters II]]'', is a somewhat effeminate wrestler who is taller than most of the other wrestlers in the game and whose spider-themed costume covers his whole body. If you beat the game with him, Widow reveals herself to be a tall [[StatuesqueStunner tall]] and muscled [[AmazonianBeauty muscled]] female wrestler.



* Junon from ''VideoGame/DragonForce'' pulls this one on everyone in her world until her helmet gets knocked off during an encounter. [[http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7150/thedragonforcepe0.png She's the one in the badass black armor]]. [[http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1096/gatheringtotallabelledwb5.png She's also #139]].

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* Junon from ''VideoGame/DragonForce'' pulls this one on everyone in her world until her helmet gets knocked off during an encounter. [[http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7150/thedragonforcepe0.png She's the one in the badass black armor]]. armor.]] [[http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1096/gatheringtotallabelledwb5.png She's also #139]].#139.]]



* The video game series ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is notorious for pulling off a reverse of SIAG (Bridget needs no introduction), but what many people don't know is that WordOfGod has stated that Justice, the final boss of the first game, the Commander Gear, a large, powerful robot-type person with a noticeable crotch spike, is really a female and was a dear friend of Sol Badguy's.
** In regards to the infamous crotch-spike, it's possible that the protrusion on her armor is Justice's equivalent of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovipositor an ovipositor;]] [[ShownTheirWork after all, she is the queen bee/queen ant of the Gears.]]

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* The video game series ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is notorious for pulling off a reverse of SIAG (Bridget needs no introduction), but what many people don't know is that WordOfGod has stated that Justice, the final boss of the first game, the Commander Gear, a large, powerful robot-type person with a noticeable crotch spike, is really a female and was a dear friend of Sol Badguy's.
Badguy's. [[spoiler:In fact, ''Xrd -REVELATOR-'' openly reveals her to be, as implied throughout the previous games, his old lover from back when they were human.]]
** In regards to the infamous crotch-spike, crotch spike, it's possible that the protrusion on her armor is Justice's equivalent of [[http://en.an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovipositor an ovipositor;]] [[ShownTheirWork after all, she is the queen bee/queen ant of the Gears.]] [[spoiler:The fact that Dizzy, Justice's daughter, gives birth to her son Sin by ''[[BizarreAlienBiology laying an egg]]'' (as recounted in the ''[[AllThereInTheManual Guilty Gear 10th Memorial Book]]'') seems to support this assumption.]]



** Her voice is obviously female, she has an obsession with "pretty pretty gemstones", and if you keep them both in the party she flirts with Sten constantly.
** In the [[WorldBuilding universe backstory]] of the ''Dragon Age'' universe, there is a tale of an [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} Orle]][[FantasyCounterpartCulture sian]] woman named Aveline, who dared to compete in a knight's tournament, hiding her identity behind a helmet even when it was ill-suited to a particular game. She matched a rather arrogant knight favored by the emperor, fighting to a standstill in a duel when a chance blow sent her to the ground and knocked her helmet off. The haughty knight tried to have the match declared invalid because of her womanhood, to which the crowd responded with a hefty amount of jeering. The knight responded by killing her as she lay helpless. The at-the-time emperor's son, who also was bested by the very same woman in the tournament, was taken aback, and he abolished the laws prohibiting women to become knights in Orlais when he ascended to the throne and posthumously knighted her. Aveline Vallen in the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII second game]] was named in honor of this knight.

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** Her voice is obviously female, she has an obsession with "pretty pretty gemstones", gemstones," and if you keep them both in the party she flirts with Sten constantly.
** In the [[WorldBuilding [[{{Worldbuilding}} universe backstory]] of the ''Dragon Age'' universe, there is a tale of an [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} Orle]][[FantasyCounterpartCulture sian]] woman named Aveline, who dared to compete in a knight's tournament, hiding her identity behind a helmet even when it was ill-suited to a particular game. She matched a rather arrogant knight favored by the emperor, fighting to a standstill in a duel when a chance blow sent her to the ground and knocked her helmet off. The haughty knight tried to have the match declared invalid because of her womanhood, to which the crowd responded with a hefty amount of jeering. The knight responded by killing her as she lay helpless. The at-the-time emperor's son, who also was bested by the very same woman in the tournament, was taken aback, and he abolished the laws prohibiting women to become knights in Orlais when he ascended to the throne and posthumously knighted her. Aveline Vallen in the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII second game]] was named in honor of this knight.



* Julian from ''{{Growlanser}}''. Her portrait is a giveaway when you first meet her as an Imperial Knight (you can see she has cleverage if you examine closely the portrait where she hold her sword) It was stated that Imperial Knights does not allow females to join, thus she hid her gender (though her 2 fellow companions Oscar and Lyell already found out and choose to ignore).
* Jayle from ''ValkyrieProfile''. A noblewoman JeanneDArchetype who disguises herself as a man in order to join Gerabellum's order of knights. Only her commanding officer knows of her disguise but says nothing about it, as he's [[SweetOnPollyOliver fallen for her]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'', everybody assumed Overlord Zenon is a male, but turns out [[spoiler: Rozalin was the reincarnated Zenon]], though [[spoiler: the game's "reincarnation" mechanic allows non plot characters to reincarnate into any class, even opposite sex ones. And technically, we don't actually know what Zenon's original gender was]].
** Note that [[spoiler:Rozalin]] is very clearly female. This is more of a case of [[InvertedTrope The Girl Is Samus]].
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Hydorah}}''. Throughout the game, the player character is conspicuously helmeted, but is revealed in [[AllThereInTheManual official artwork]] to be [[spoiler: male]]

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* Julian from ''{{Growlanser}}''. ''{VideoGame/{Growlanser}}''. Her portrait is a giveaway when you first meet her as an Imperial Knight (you can see she has cleverage cleavage if you closely examine closely the portrait where she hold holds her sword) sword). It was stated that Imperial Knights does not allow females to join, thus she hid her gender (though her 2 two fellow companions Oscar and Lyell already found out and choose to ignore).
ignore it).
* Jayle from ''ValkyrieProfile''.''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile''. A noblewoman JeanneDArchetype who disguises herself as a man in order to join Gerabellum's order of knights. Only her commanding officer knows of her disguise but says nothing about it, as he's [[SweetOnPollyOliver fallen for her]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'', everybody assumed Overlord Zenon is a male, but turns out [[spoiler: Rozalin [[spoiler:Rozalin was the reincarnated Zenon]], though [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the game's "reincarnation" mechanic allows non plot characters to reincarnate into any class, even opposite sex ones. And technically, we don't actually know what Zenon's original gender was]].
** Note that [[spoiler:Rozalin]] is very clearly female. This is more of a case of [[InvertedTrope The Girl Is is Samus]].
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Hydorah}}''. Throughout the game, the player character is conspicuously helmeted, but is revealed in [[AllThereInTheManual official artwork]] to be [[spoiler: male]][[spoiler:male]].



* The otherwise {{AFGNCAAP}} detective in the {{PC}} HiddenObjectGame series ''VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles'' is revealed to be this. Her very feminine voice is heard on the telephone at the end of the second game of the Ravenhearst arc. However, later in the series a new dev team made it more ambiguous, giving the player the choice of whether to have a male or female character. Later still, when Eipix Entertainment took over the series, the Master Detective went back to female.
* The detective in ''Videogame/DarkParables'' has her gender confirmed by unlockable BonusMaterial in the collector's edition of the first game. This makes sense, as there is almost no character interaction in this game which could have revealed the detective's gender. Later in the series, other characters refer to her using female pronouns.
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' had this happen around Amaterasu, as some referred to Ammy as a male, other as a female, and this has led to fans to argue among themselves over it. A known fact is, however, Deities can have whatever gender they please, and the Amaterasu of Shinto was originally female... But this one is the reincarnate Shiranui, which was deemed male... What's the truth? It was never known until...
** The [[VideoGame/{{Okamiden}} Sequel]] revealed Amaterasu's true gender! [[spoiler:Ammy is female, Shiranui is male and they are related family-wise! Shiranui is Amaterasu's father and Chibiterasu's grandfather, where Chibiterasu is Amaterasu's son and they say Ammy is his MOTHER.]]
** Until the revealing above happened, the arguments in favor of Ammy being male were because of the leg lifting when using Golden Fury. Except dog owners would contradict that by knowing both male AND female lift their leg when marking territories. So it was often a flawed evidence.
* In ''VideoGame/JaysJourney'', [[spoiler:Shade. Not only did everyone think Shade (AKA Tanya) was male, Atolla believed Shade was Tanya's brother Tezla, and a series of flashbacks implied the same conclusion until the last one.]]
* In ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'', Charlie/Claude is the inspector's son and basically a thorn in Phantom R's side... [[spoiler: but as it turns out, that person is the inspector's ''daughter'' named Charlotte.]]
* Though not explicitly stated in-game, the player character from the Protoss segment of ''{{Starcraft}}: Brood War'' was revealed to be Selendis, a female Protoss executor.
* During ''VideoGame/MightyNo9''[='=]s Webiste/{{Kickstarter}} campaign, when discussing [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/607055 Mighty No. 8]], the developers revealed that they initially planned to have TwoGirlsToATeam regarding the Mighty Numbers themselves, so director Koji Imaeda requested No. 8 to be a girl. The resulting preliminary sketch the lead character designer Kimo Kimo created for No. 8 was of a man, since he felt it matched the character's theme (radar and optical camouflage) better. The project leader, Creator/KeijiInafune, liked the design, so it appeared that [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/600219 Mighty No. 3]] was subjected to TheSmurfettePrinciple... until a later update long after the Kickstarer campaign revealed that Kimo Kimo made [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/906839 Mighty No. 2]] a girl as well, since he found No. 2's theme (water and ice) a better fit for the gender. Of course, the finalized version of No. 2's character design was one of the first things presented in the Kickstarter campaign, and since it was essentially a baby in an old-fashioned diving suit, it was impossible to determine her gender from appearances alone.

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* The otherwise {{AFGNCAAP}} {{featureless|Protagonist}} detective in the {{PC}} PC HiddenObjectGame series ''VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles'' is revealed to be this. Her very feminine voice is heard on the telephone at the end of the second game of the Ravenhearst arc. However, later in the series a new dev team made it more ambiguous, giving the player the choice of whether to have a male or female character. Later still, when Eipix Entertainment took over the series, the Master Detective went back to female.
* The detective in ''Videogame/DarkParables'' ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' has her gender confirmed by unlockable BonusMaterial in the collector's edition of the first game. This makes sense, as there is almost no character interaction in this game which could have revealed the detective's gender. Later in the series, other characters refer to her using female pronouns.
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' had this happen around with Amaterasu, as some referred to Ammy as a male, other male while others referred to Ammy as a female, and this has led leading to fans to argue among themselves over it. A known fact is, fact, however, is that Deities can have whatever gender they please, and the Amaterasu of Shinto was originally female... But this one is the reincarnate reincarnated Shiranui, which who was deemed male... What's the truth? It was never known until...
** The [[VideoGame/{{Okamiden}} Sequel]] The sequel]] revealed Amaterasu's true gender! [[spoiler:Ammy is female, Shiranui is male and they are related family-wise! Shiranui is Amaterasu's father and Chibiterasu's grandfather, where Chibiterasu is Amaterasu's son and they say Ammy is his MOTHER.]]
** Until the revealing above reveal happened, the arguments in favor of Ammy being male were because of the boiled down to Ammy leg lifting up their leg when using Golden Fury. Except dog owners would contradict that by knowing both male AND female dogs lift their leg when marking territories. So territories, so it was often a deemed flawed evidence.
* In ''VideoGame/JaysJourney'', [[spoiler:Shade. Not only did everyone think Shade (AKA (aka Tanya) was male, Atolla believed Shade was Tanya's brother Tezla, and a series of flashbacks implied the same conclusion until the last one.]]
* In ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'', Charlie/Claude is the inspector's son and basically a thorn in Phantom R's side... [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but as it turns out, that person is the inspector's ''daughter'' named Charlotte.]]
Charlotte]].
* Though not explicitly stated in-game, the player character from the Protoss segment of ''{{Starcraft}}: ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft|I}}: Brood War'' was revealed to be Selendis, a female Protoss executor.
* During ''VideoGame/MightyNo9''[='=]s Webiste/{{Kickstarter}} campaign, when discussing [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/607055 Mighty No. 8]], 8,]] the developers revealed that they initially planned to have TwoGirlsToATeam regarding the Mighty Numbers themselves, so director Koji Imaeda requested No. 8 to be a girl. The resulting preliminary sketch the lead character designer Kimo Kimo created for No. 8 was of a man, since he felt it matched the character's theme (radar and optical camouflage) better. The project leader, Creator/KeijiInafune, liked the design, so it appeared that [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/600219 Mighty No. 3]] was subjected to TheSmurfettePrinciple... until a later update long after the Kickstarer campaign revealed that Kimo Kimo made [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/906839 Mighty No. 2]] a girl as well, since he found No. 2's theme (water and ice) a better fit for the gender. Of course, the finalized version of No. 2's character design was one of the first things presented in the Kickstarter campaign, and since it was essentially a baby in an old-fashioned diving suit, it was impossible to determine her gender from appearances alone.



* Throughout ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'', the player is told about the Genesis Sage Kresnik, the first person to [[SummonMagic summon]] [[PhysicalGod Maxwell]] and who holds so much responsibility for the world's current state. Late in ''Xillia 2'' it's discovered that Kresnik's full name was Milla Kresnik, and Milla Maxwell was created in her image.



* Several documents in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' reference Alex Wesker, which fans deduced from the unisex name and total lack of gender-specific pronouns that the new character was most likely going to be a woman. The Japanese version ''did'' use masculine pronouns to refer to Alex, making it seem like this was just an accidental quirk in the English translation and Alex Wesker was really a dude. As of ''Revelations 2'', it turns out [[spoiler:the fans were right all along; Alex Wesker is female!]]
* At the end of the Imperial Agent's storyline in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', [[spoiler:[[TheRival Hunter]]]] is revealed to be a woman using a holographic disguise to pose as a man, having discarded her original identity long ago.

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* Several documents in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' reference Alex Wesker, which fans deduced from the unisex name and total lack of gender-specific pronouns that the new character was most likely going to be a woman. The Japanese version ''did'' use masculine pronouns to refer to Alex, making it seem like this was just an accidental quirk in the English translation and Alex Wesker was really a dude. As of ''Revelations 2'', ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2 Revelations 2]]'', it turns out [[spoiler:the fans were right all along; Alex Wesker is female!]]
* At the end of the Imperial Agent's storyline in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', [[spoiler:[[TheRival Hunter]]]] is revealed to be a woman using a holographic disguise to pose as a man, having discarded her original identity long ago.



* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Due to Pyro wearing a feature-obscuring suit and mask, a lot of fans suspect this of them, and it's led to a lot of debate on all sides. [[{{Creator/ValveSoftware}} Valve]], very much aware of this, decided to settle the debate in true TrollingCreator fashion in the supplimentary comic "Old Wounds": [[spoiler: There ''is'' a female Pyro, but it's the ''VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic'' Pyro, who was always portrayed with a masculine body and voice. (Her name is Bea, for the curious, short for Beatrice.) The current game's Pyro's gender is still up for debate, partially because Valve finds the speculation more funny and interesting than actually settling the debate.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Due to Pyro wearing a feature-obscuring suit and mask, a lot of fans suspect this of them, and it's led to a lot of debate on all sides. [[{{Creator/ValveSoftware}} [[Creator/ValveSoftware Valve]], very much aware of this, decided to settle the debate in true TrollingCreator fashion in the supplimentary supplementary comic "Old Wounds": [[spoiler: There [[spoiler:There ''is'' a female Pyro, but it's the ''VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic'' Pyro, who was always portrayed with a masculine body and voice. (Her name is Bea, for the curious, short for Beatrice.) The current game's Pyro's gender is still up for debate, partially because Valve finds the speculation more funny and interesting than actually settling the debate.]]



* In ''VideoGame/FossilFighters Frontier,'' it's revealed that T-rex, the MascotMook of the franchise, is female... or at least, the iconic version of her is. The classic red-and-black [[DinosaursAreDragons Fire-type]] T-rex seen in previous installments of the franchise is the female version, called [[GeniusBonus T-rex Sue.]] The game introduces a male version named [[FluffyTheTerrible T-rex Stan]], who is Air-type instead.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', "The Convict" is known only as "Jack", a psychotic mass-murderer with extremely intense biotic powers. Throughout the recruitment mission, Jack is referenced as a terrifying individual, but never referred to with male or female pronouns. Shepard is surprised, upon releasing Jack, to discover that Jack is a woman. This reveal was spoiled both in the [[{{TrailersAlwaysSpoil}} advertising]] and the demo for the game.

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* In ''VideoGame/FossilFighters Frontier,'' it's revealed that T-rex, the MascotMook of the franchise, is female... or at least, the iconic version of her is. The classic red-and-black [[DinosaursAreDragons Fire-type]] T-rex seen in previous installments of the franchise is the female version, called [[GeniusBonus T-rex Sue.]] Sue]]. The game introduces a male version named [[FluffyTheTerrible T-rex Stan]], who is Air-type instead.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', "The Convict" is known only as "Jack", "Jack," a psychotic mass-murderer with extremely intense biotic powers. Throughout the recruitment mission, Jack is referenced as a terrifying individual, but never referred to with male or female pronouns. Shepard is surprised, upon releasing Jack, to discover that Jack is a woman. This reveal was spoiled both in the [[{{TrailersAlwaysSpoil}} [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil advertising]] and the demo for the game.



* In the relatively new Flash, in-browser game "VideoGame/RPGShooterStarwish" Mare is a character who is shown and (repeatedly) told of being a much better pilot and shooter than the protagonist of the game as while as having "a very deep, modulated voice". Late in the game Mare takes off her robot-like suit to reveal that she [[spoiler:is one of the three remaining survivors of Lucerna]]
* Lampshaded in ''Grandia'' where one of the protagonists is initially introduced while she is off-screen as simply the best adventurer in the adventurers' society. Cue Justin imagining him as a large burly man with many scars before meeting her and realizing she is in fact female.

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* In the relatively new Flash, in-browser game "VideoGame/RPGShooterStarwish" ''VideoGame/RPGShooterStarwish'', Mare is a character who is shown and (repeatedly) told of being a much better pilot and shooter than the protagonist of the game as while as having "a very deep, modulated voice". Late in the game Mare takes off her robot-like suit to reveal that she [[spoiler:is one of the three remaining survivors of Lucerna]]
Lucerna]].
* Lampshaded in ''Grandia'' ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'' where one of the protagonists is initially introduced while she is off-screen as simply the best adventurer in the adventurers' society. Cue Justin imagining him as a large burly man with many scars before meeting her and realizing she is in fact female.



* ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries''[='=]s sees the Children of Arkham's leader turn out to be [[spoiler: [[AdaptationalVillainy Vicki Vale]]]].

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries''[='=]s ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' sees the Children of Arkham's leader turn out to be [[spoiler: [[AdaptationalVillainy [[spoiler:[[AdaptationalVillainy Vicki Vale]]]].
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* The infamous [[spoiler: TheLegend27]] from Game of War ads.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCiDfm9i9rQ]]

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* The infamous [[spoiler: TheLegend27]] "TheLegend27"]] from Game of War ads.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCiDfm9i9rQ]]
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* The infamous [[spoiler: thelegend27]] from Game of War ads.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCiDfm9i9rQ]]

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* The infamous [[spoiler: thelegend27]] TheLegend27]] from Game of War ads.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCiDfm9i9rQ]]
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* The infamous thelegend27 from Game of War ads.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCiDfm9i9rQ]]

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* The infamous thelegend27 [[spoiler: thelegend27]] from Game of War ads.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCiDfm9i9rQ]]
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* The infamous thelegend27 from Game of War ads.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCiDfm9i9rQ]]
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* Sasquatch from ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'' is ''usually'' male in the main continuity, but in the [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate Universe]], when the team returns to base after fighting the X-Men, Sasquatch resumes human form and turns out to be the very female Rahne Sinclair, who in the main MarvelUniverse is the werewolf Wolfsbane. There were some hints to this beforehand though; readers may have wondered why "he" had [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics ribbons]] in "his" hair in Sasquatch form.

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* Sasquatch from ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'' is ''usually'' male in the main continuity, but in the [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Universe]], when the team returns to base after fighting the X-Men, Sasquatch resumes human form and turns out to be the very female Rahne Sinclair, who in the main MarvelUniverse is the werewolf Wolfsbane. There were some hints to this beforehand though; readers may have wondered why "he" had [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics ribbons]] in "his" hair in Sasquatch form.
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* The 1953 EC Comics story "Judgment Day", although [[spoiler: the example is racial rather than sexual]]. The planet the story takes place on is populated by orange and blue robots. They are identical but for outer casings and programming, but the blue robots sit at the back of the bus, recharge in different stations, live in their own sector in town. The human evaluating the robot society does not let them progress to space until they can get over that, noting that Earth was like this once, and only owned the universe after humans learned to live together. In the last panel of the story he takes off his helmet, [[spoiler: revealing that he is black]].

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* The 1953 EC Comics story "Judgment Day", although [[spoiler: the example is racial rather than sexual]]. The planet the story takes place on is populated by orange and blue robots. They are identical but for outer casings and programming, but the blue robots sit at the back of the bus, recharge in different stations, live in their own sector in town. The human evaluating the robot society does not let them progress to space until they can get over that, noting that Earth was like this once, and only owned the universe after humans learned to live together. In the last panel of the story [[spoiler: he takes off his helmet, [[spoiler: revealing that he is black]].
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