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24th Aug '16 9:22:10 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''BlackCompany'' novels, Soulcatcher, one of [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the Ten Who Were Taken]] is an interesting example. It's well known that three of the Taken are female, but owing to the Taken's habits of concealing their true features, no one's quite sure which and just call them all "he" indescriminately. Soulcatcher herself further confuses matters by the fact that her voice changes continually to reflect the souls she's stolen, so her voice is sometimes male, sometimes female. However, it ''is'' noted that Catcher's masculine clothing doesn't fully conceal her shape and "he" has fairly effeminte mannerisms- at the end of the first book, Catcher's ubiquitous helmet comes off and she's revealed to actually be a woman. Later in the series she makes no attempt to disguise her gender, even when hiding her face.

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* In the ''BlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' novels, Soulcatcher, one of [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the Ten Who Were Taken]] is an interesting example. It's well known that three of the Taken are female, but owing to the Taken's habits of concealing their true features, no one's quite sure which and just call them all "he" indescriminately. Soulcatcher herself further confuses matters by the fact that her voice changes continually to reflect the souls she's stolen, so her voice is sometimes male, sometimes female. However, it ''is'' noted that Catcher's masculine clothing doesn't fully conceal her shape and "he" has fairly effeminte mannerisms- at the end of the first book, Catcher's ubiquitous helmet comes off and she's revealed to actually be a woman. Later in the series she makes no attempt to disguise her gender, even when hiding her face.
24th Aug '16 11:33:26 AM DracoKanji
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** In ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', it's revealed that [[spoiler: Cheery Littlebottom]] is a female dwarf to the reader fairly quickly. As a lampoon on OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame, Dwarven culture is [[strike:so male-centric that females typically behave and masquerade as men]] stated that all dwarves are considered dwarves without distinction of sex. This can cause confusion when two dwarves like each other and need to delicately find out if they have met a friend or a mate. Angua detects her secret and coaches her to slowly adopt feminine behavior, which causes a lot of confusion among her other co-workers. She ultimately comes out of the closet and [[spoiler: renames herself Cherry.]] She also starts wearing dresses. Chainmail ones with an axe... she said she was ''female'', she never said she wasn't a ''dwarf.''

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** In ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', it's revealed that [[spoiler: Cheery Littlebottom]] is a female dwarf to the reader fairly quickly. As a lampoon on OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame, Dwarven culture is [[strike:so male-centric that females typically behave and masquerade as men]] stated that all dwarves are considered dwarves without distinction of sex. This can cause confusion when two dwarves like each other and need to delicately find out if they have met a friend or a mate. Angua detects her secret and coaches her to slowly adopt feminine behavior, which causes a lot of confusion among her other co-workers. She ultimately comes out of the closet and [[spoiler: renames herself Cherry.]] She also starts wearing dresses. Chainmail ones with an axe... she said she was ''female'', she never said she wasn't a ''dwarf.'''' She also keeps her beard for the same reason.
24th Aug '16 11:21:03 AM DracoKanji
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* In ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'', Princess Rona initially introduces herself as the MALE bodyguard Vee to the decoy princess because she wanted to get to know the people of Cappytown as a normal person. It's not until her helmet falls off later on that any real girlishness is revealed. She still manages to kick Dedede's ass at the end in a swordfight even after being revealed as the actual princess. Though in this case, the deception was intentional, not just that wearing that particular suit or whatever was the most logical thing to do for an action hero.

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* In ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'', ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'', Princess Rona initially introduces herself as the MALE bodyguard Vee to the decoy princess because she wanted to get to know the people of Cappytown as a normal person. It's not until her helmet falls off later on that any real girlishness is revealed. She still manages to kick Dedede's ass at the end in a swordfight even after being revealed as the actual princess. Though in this case, the deception was intentional, not just that wearing that particular suit or whatever was the most logical thing to do for an action hero.
23rd Aug '16 11:16:35 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Naturally, this happens to our favorite SPARTAN in ''{{WebAnimation/Haloid}}'' as well. Wait--surprise! That's not Master Chief, but Nicole-458, a female SPARTAN who appeared in the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' games (even though there was no canon on ''what'' Nicole looked like). She ends up pulling this trope on Samus, making ''Haloid'' a double whammy. And it's not just in fan fiction! {{Canon}} ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' media uses the exact same trick not once, but twice--Maria-062 in ''ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel'' and Cal-141 in ''Anime/HaloLegends''. This is lampshaded by another Spartan, Daisy-023, [[http://www.halopedia.org/File:Homecoming_Daisy-023_Harvest.jpg who even wears Samus' helmet]].

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* Naturally, In the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[=/=]''Metroid'' crossover ''WebAnimation/{{Haloid}}'', this happens to not only with Samus, but with our favorite SPARTAN in ''{{WebAnimation/Haloid}}'' Spartan as well. Wait--surprise! That's not Master Chief, but Nicole-458, a female SPARTAN Spartan who appeared in the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' games (even though there was there's no canon on ''what'' Nicole looked looks like). She ends up pulling this trope on Samus, Samus herself, making ''Haloid'' a double whammy. And it's not just in fan fiction! {{Canon}} ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' media uses the exact same trick not once, but twice--Maria-062 in ''ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel'' and Cal-141 in ''Anime/HaloLegends''. This is lampshaded by another Spartan, Daisy-023, [[http://www.halopedia.org/File:Homecoming_Daisy-023_Harvest.jpg who even wears Samus' helmet]].whammy.



* In ''Melee'', one of the events is called "Girl Power" and has you fight Samus, Zelda and Peach. If you didn't know Samus was a girl, you would be surprised to see her there, since Samus never takes off her suit in normal gameplay. The manual does not refer to Samus as a woman and her first trophy avoids using pronouns.

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* In ''Melee'', ''Super Smash Bros. Melee'', one of the events is called "Girl Power" and has you fight Samus, Zelda and Peach. If you didn't know Samus was a girl, you would be surprised to see her there, since Samus never takes off her suit in normal gameplay. The manual does not refer to Samus as a woman and her first trophy avoids using pronouns.



* ''Anime/HaloLegends'':
** ''The Babysitter'' uses this trope for the [[SuperSoldier Spartan-II]] sniper, since she doesn't even ''speak'' for most of the short.
** Done again in ''Homecoming'', where the Spartan-II that saves a platoon from a Covenant ambush is revealed to be a girl when she removes her helmet.

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* ''Anime/HaloLegends'':
The ''Anime/HaloLegends'' anthology does this a couple of times with the [=Spartan-IIs=], due to them being 7-foot-tall {{Super Soldier}}s clad head-to-toe in PoweredArmor:
** ''The Babysitter'' uses this trope for the [[SuperSoldier Spartan-II]] sniper, Spartan-II sniper Cal-141, since she doesn't even ''speak'' for most of the short.
** Done again in ''Homecoming'', where the Spartan-II that saves Daisy-023, after saving a platoon from a Covenant ambush ambush, is revealed to be a girl when she removes her helmet.helmet. [[http://www.halopedia.org/File:Homecoming_Daisy-023_Harvest.jpg Said helmet even kind of looks like Samus's.]]



* The nameless rope-walker in Brandoli and Queirolo's Alias. Nobody catches on until she comes on to the hero at the very end.

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* The nameless rope-walker in Brandoli and Queirolo's Alias. ''Alias''. Nobody catches on until she comes on to the hero at the very end.end.
* In ''ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel'' story ''Armor Testing'', Spartan-II Maria-062 isn't revealed to be female until the very end, after she takes off her helmet and her commanding officer finally refers to her by name.
13th Aug '16 5:56:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Catelyn watches Brienne of Tarth win a tournament and assumes she's a man because she's encased in plate armor. Because Brienne is hulking, ugly, flat-chested, and often wears warrior garb, she admits to being frequently taken for a man.

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Catelyn watches Brienne of Tarth win a tournament and assumes she's a man because she's encased in plate armor. Because Brienne is hulking, ugly, flat-chested, and often wears warrior garb, she admits to being frequently taken for a man.



* Terry Pratchett's ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'', [[spoiler:the mysterious thief turns out to be Conina, the daughter of Cohen the Barbarian]]
** Although in this case, it's less a matter of bulky clothes, the book simply avoids gender specific pronouns at the start.
** Also ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''. [[spoiler: Everyone]] in the regiment is revealed to be a girl/woman.
*** The readers know this unambiguously about the main viewpoint character, since the book opens with her deciding to enlist and disguising herself as male to do so. It's also not much of a surprise to those who know where the title comes from (A 16th century treatise entitled ''The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women''). The other members vary from "yeah, obvious" to "wait, I thought the big secret [name] was hiding was being a [vampire/werewolf/whatever]."

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* Terry Pratchett's ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'':
** In
''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'', [[spoiler:the mysterious thief turns out to be Conina, the daughter of Cohen the Barbarian]]
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Barbarian]]. Although in this case, it's less a matter of bulky clothes, the book simply avoids gender specific pronouns at the start.
** Also ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''. In ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', [[spoiler: Everyone]] everyone]] in the regiment is revealed to be a girl/woman.
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girl/woman. The readers only know this unambiguously about the main viewpoint character, since the book opens with her deciding to enlist and disguising herself as male to do so. It's so.[[note]]It's also not much of a surprise to those who know where the title comes from (A 16th century treatise entitled ''The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women''). Women'').[[/note]] The other members vary from "yeah, obvious" to "wait, I thought the big secret [name] was hiding was being a [vampire/werewolf/whatever]."



*** Carrot himself is shocked when Angua mentions that one of the other Watch dwarfs is female as well, albeit still closeted.

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*** ** Carrot himself is shocked when Angua mentions that one of the other Watch dwarfs is female as well, albeit still closeted.



** "Once and Future", a non-''{{Discworld}}'' story by Pratchett available in the collection ''A Blink of the Screen'': the lost heir of Uther Pendragon is revealed to be female only after she has pulled the sword out of the stone and been declared the true king. She knew enough about sexism in her society to keep that a secret until it was too late.

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** * "Once and Future", a non-''{{Discworld}}'' non-''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' story by Pratchett available in the collection ''A Blink of the Screen'': the lost heir of Uther Pendragon is revealed to be female only after she has pulled the sword out of the stone and been declared the true king. She knew enough about sexism in her society to keep that a secret until it was too late.
9th Aug '16 3:57:34 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The episode "The Babysitter" uses this trope for the [[SuperSoldier Spartan-II]] sniper.
** Done again in the segment "Homecoming", where the Spartan-II that saves a platoon from a Covenant ambush is revealed to be a girl when she removes her helmet.

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** The episode "The Babysitter" ''The Babysitter'' uses this trope for the [[SuperSoldier Spartan-II]] sniper.
sniper, since she doesn't even ''speak'' for most of the short.
** Done again in the segment "Homecoming", ''Homecoming'', where the Spartan-II that saves a platoon from a Covenant ambush is revealed to be a girl when she removes her helmet.
6th Aug '16 5:56:51 PM ashimbabbar
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* The nameless rope-walker in Brandoli and Queirolo's Alias. Nobody catches on until she comes on to the hero at the very end.
1st Aug '16 4:46:50 AM Mhazard
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** Played for tragedy in a Cyberman episode, when an unwillingly cyber-converted human rambles deliriously about her wedding plans.

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** Played for tragedy in a Cyberman episode, when an "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel The Age of Steel]]": An unwillingly cyber-converted human rambles deliriously about her wedding plans.
30th Jul '16 11:56:18 AM nombretomado
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* Director Inoue Sato in DanBrown's ''TheLostSymbol''. No awesome armor, but a surgically raspy voice and a cell phone connection do the trick.

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* Director Inoue Sato in DanBrown's ''TheLostSymbol''.Creator/DanBrown's ''Literature/TheLostSymbol''. No awesome armor, but a surgically raspy voice and a cell phone connection do the trick.
30th Jul '16 9:32:29 AM JackG
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* ''Jet Pilot'' (1957). A Soviet jet fighter is forced down on an American base. JohnWayne is flummoxed when the pilot removes her flight helmet and oxygen mask (with requisite hair flip) to reveal a gorgeous JanetLeigh.

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* ''Jet Pilot'' (1957). A Soviet jet fighter is forced down on an American base. JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne is flummoxed when the pilot removes her flight helmet and oxygen mask (with requisite hair flip) to reveal a gorgeous JanetLeigh.Janet Leigh.
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