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16th Nov '17 5:15:15 PM N8han11
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* The ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books have Tip. ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' stars a boy named Tip who works for an evil witch named Mombi. Near the end, it's revealed that Tip is [[ReallyRoyalReveal actually the lost Princess Ozma]]. She was RaisedAsTheOppositeGender in order to prevent people from finding her. Tip is very against the idea of being turned into a girl and wants to stay a boy, but once he's transformed back into Ozma he shows no discomfort at being a girl. Ozma is completely content with being female and develops a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with Dorothy.

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* The ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books have Tip. ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' stars a boy named Tip who works for an evil witch named Mombi. Near the end, it's revealed that Tip is [[ReallyRoyalReveal [[ReallyRoyaltyReveal actually the lost Princess Ozma]]. She was RaisedAsTheOppositeGender in order to prevent people from finding her. Tip is very against the idea of being turned into a girl and wants to stay a boy, but once he's transformed back into Ozma he shows no discomfort at being a girl. Ozma is completely content with being female and develops a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with Dorothy.
24th Sep '17 7:56:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books have Tip. ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' stars a boy named Tip who works for an evil witch named Mombi. Near the end, it's revealed that Tip is [[ReallyRoyalReveal actually the lost Princess Ozma]]. She was RaisedAsTheOppositeGender in order to prevent people from finding her. Tip is very against the idea of being turned into a girl and wants to stay a boy, but once he's transformed back into Ozma he shows no discomfort at being a girl. Ozma is completely content with being female and develops a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with Dorothy.
19th Sep '17 5:22:33 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'' Hazumu never expresses any desire to return to her former gender. Of course, the aliens announced from the get-go that she couldn't become a boy again even if she wanted to, but you'd think she'd have missed ''something'' about life as a boy, even if it was only the ability to write her name in the snow. However, since the gender change allows her to get together with the girl(''s'') of her dreams and her parents seem to prefer it she really doesn't have all that much to complain about. (It doesn't hurt that pre-change Hazumu was ''more girly'' than every other girl in the series and may even have been transgender without realizing it.)
* Averted in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma never, ever, ever stops looking for a cure for his curse (except for one filler episode after he hits his head) though he does stop complaining about it. That said, Ranma starts to bring his macho approach to acting girly and cute. As seen in his competition with Tsubasa, Ranma's competitive streak is so hardwired that he even refuses to lose in a contest of femininity.
** This doesn't stop him from exploiting the advantages of his female form for one minute, however. ''Anything Goes'' Martial Arts, after all.

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* ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'' ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'': Hazumu never expresses any desire to return to her former gender. Of course, the aliens announced from the get-go that she couldn't become a boy again even if she wanted to, but you'd think she'd have missed ''something'' about life as a boy, even if it was only the ability to write her name in the snow. However, since the gender change allows her to get together with the girl(''s'') of her dreams and her parents seem to prefer it she really doesn't have all that much to complain about. (It doesn't hurt that pre-change Hazumu was ''more girly'' than every other girl in the series and may even have been transgender without realizing it.)
* Averted in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma never, ever, ever stops looking for a cure for his curse (except for one filler episode after he hits his head) though he does stop complaining about it. That said, Ranma starts to bring his macho approach to acting girly and cute. As seen in his competition with Tsubasa, Ranma's competitive streak is so hardwired that he even refuses to lose in a contest of femininity.
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femininity. This doesn't stop him from exploiting the advantages of his female form for one minute, however. ''Anything Goes'' Martial Arts, after all.



* WholesomeCrossdresser [[Manga/NozomuNozomi Tao Nozomu]] accepts that her GenderBender gives her ready access to the cuteness she craves but still hides her new gender for an entire year (gradually transforming into a SweetPollyOliver in the process) largely because she's not sure she won't change back and can't figure out how to break the news to her family and friends. Unlike most examples here Nozomu's GenderBender occurs in early puberty and he was barely past the point of noticing girls before he became one.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser [[Manga/NozomuNozomi Tao Nozomu]] Nozomu from ''Manga/NozomuNozomi'' accepts that her GenderBender gives her ready access to the cuteness she craves but still hides her new gender for an entire year (gradually transforming into a SweetPollyOliver in the process) largely because she's not sure she won't change back and can't figure out how to break the news to her family and friends. Unlike most examples here Nozomu's GenderBender occurs in early puberty and he was barely past the point of noticing girls before he became one.
7th Sep '17 7:25:17 AM LordInsane
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** Elliot initially had no interest in remaining female for long and considered his gender-bending PowerIncontinence distasteful. However, upon finding aspects of his magic he liked ([[spoiler:flying around as a [[ChronicHeroSyndrome superhero]]''ine'']] and [[spoiler:ogling his {{Goth}} form in a mirror]]) he's grown to accept the female forms [[spoiler: to the point of being worried that he might lose them if magic changes]].

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** Elliot initially had no interest in remaining female for long and considered his gender-bending PowerIncontinence distasteful. However, upon finding aspects of his magic he liked ([[spoiler:flying around as a [[ChronicHeroSyndrome superhero]]''ine'']] and [[spoiler:ogling his {{Goth}} form in a mirror]]) he's grown to accept the female forms [[spoiler: to the point of being worried that he might lose them if magic changes]]. Tedd at one point theorizes that Elliot would partly have to fulfil this trope to ''stop'' getting spells that involve or interact with turning into a woman (not enjoying being a female more than being a male, but finding things to enjoy about being a female).
1st Sep '17 8:00:27 AM Hymolis
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* Shouko Aihara from ''Gakuen Saimin Reido''. Is originally a male bully and playboy known as Akira Aihara before getting hypnotized to take estrogen pills and breast implants and after reaching the female shape. Akira gets hypnotized again to act more feminine and is renamed Shouko.

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* Shouko Aihara from ''Gakuen Saimin Reido''. Is He is originally a male bully and playboy known as Akira Aihara before getting Aihara. As a revenge by the protagonist whom he used to bully, he is hypnotized to take estrogen pills into crossdressing and receiving breast implants and after reaching the female shape. implants. Though he tries to resist, Akira gets is then hypnotized again to act more feminine and is renamed Shouko.
gets his sexual orientation twisted. Afterwards, he falls in love with the protagonist, changes his name to Shouko, voluntarily takes female hormones offered by the protagonist, and eventually chooses to undergo sex change surgery.
7th Aug '17 12:31:52 PM rjd1922
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Reimer David Reimer]] case is a famous aversion. When doctors botched a circumcision and [[BodyHorror cut off the baby's penis]], some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Money quack psychologist]] thought he would use this opportunity to prove that gender is wholly based on nurture rather than nature, and had the parents raise this child as a girl, expecting that he would just accept his new gender. This did not work, as the child always felt confused and grew to intensely hate the psychologist who was using "her" as his personal guinea pig. Eventually David Reimer underwent treatment to reverse this, making himself as close physically to a man as he could. Sadly his life started to fall apart a decade later and he was DrivenToSuicide.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Reimer David Reimer]] case is a famous aversion. When doctors botched a circumcision and [[BodyHorror cut off the baby's penis]], penis, some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Money quack psychologist]] thought he would use this opportunity to prove that gender is wholly based on nurture rather than nature, and had the parents raise this child as a girl, expecting that he would just accept his new gender. This did not work, as the child always felt confused and grew to intensely hate the psychologist who was using "her" as his personal guinea pig. Eventually David Reimer underwent treatment to reverse this, making himself as close physically to a man as he could. Sadly his life started to fall apart a decade later and he was DrivenToSuicide.



* Common restriction in regards to those who seek sex reassignment surgery is to obtain a psychiatrist's approval (or ''several'' psychiatrists' approvals) following a lengthy evaluation period, before the surgery can be performed. This intended as a means of enforcing this trope, making sure that the GenderBender is likely to be happy after the procedure, rather than come to regret it.

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* Common restriction in regards to those who seek sex reassignment surgery is to obtain a psychiatrist's approval (or ''several'' psychiatrists' approvals) following a lengthy evaluation period, before the surgery can be performed. This intended as a means of enforcing this trope, making sure that the GenderBender person is likely to be happy after the procedure, rather than come to regret it.
16th Jul '17 10:00:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Downplayed in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine's "The Ecology of the Sheet Ghoul". The story's VillainProtagonist is a greedy miser who becomes a sheet phantom upon dying, and like any, seeks a human host to transform into a Sheet Ghoul. Eventually, he succeeds by slaying a female thief who tries to rob his house. He's a little irked at first upon finding himself in a woman's body, but then he figures, "Eh, better than nothing" and goes about his business.
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1st Jul '17 7:28:21 AM ZeroSD
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* Another aversion is in the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sporus Sporus]], a slave boy whom Emperor Nero [[CripplingCastration castrated]] and [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe took as a "wife"]] (because Sporus physically resembled Nero's dead wife). Sporus was then forced to marry Nero's next two successors, until Nero's third successor planned to [[HumiliationConga have Sporus raped by gladiators as entertainment]] by which point [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled Sporus hilled himself]].

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* Another aversion is in the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sporus Sporus]], a slave boy whom Emperor Nero [[CripplingCastration castrated]] and [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe took as a "wife"]] (because Sporus physically resembled Nero's dead wife). Sporus was then forced to marry Nero's next two successors, until Nero's third successor planned to [[HumiliationConga have Sporus raped by gladiators as entertainment]] by which point [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled Sporus hilled killed himself]].
23rd Jun '17 3:35:34 PM infernape612
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* [[spoiler: Xion]] from ''KingdomHearts'' is an iffy example. [[spoiler: She is physically male or genderless but was treated as female throughout the game.]] Regardless, she considers herself female even after the reveal.
-->[[spoiler:Xion]]: [[spoiler:Now its time for the puppet to play her part.]]
** [[spoiler: Her anatomy is clearly female at the start of the game and clearly male when she fights Roxas. Given that she is literally created from Sora's memories though, which in the Kingdom Hearts universe effect how you are seen by others, Xion's actual gender is difficult to pin down.]]

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* [[spoiler: Xion]] from ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is an iffy example. [[spoiler: She is physically male or genderless but was treated as female throughout the game.]] Regardless, she considers herself female even after the reveal.
-->[[spoiler:Xion]]: -->'''[[spoiler:Xion]]:''' [[spoiler:Now its time for the puppet to play her part.]]
** [[spoiler: Her anatomy is clearly female at the start of the game and clearly male when she fights Roxas. Given that she is literally created from Sora's memories though, which in the Kingdom Hearts ''Kingdom Hearts'' universe effect affects how you are seen by others, Xion's actual gender is difficult to pin down.]]



* Shouko Aihara from Gakuen Saimin Reido. Is originally a male bully and playboy known as Akira Aihara before getting hypnotized to take estrogen pills and breast implants and after reaching the female shape. Akira gets hypnotized again to act more feminine and is renamed Shouko.

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* Shouko Aihara from Gakuen ''Gakuen Saimin Reido.Reido''. Is originally a male bully and playboy known as Akira Aihara before getting hypnotized to take estrogen pills and breast implants and after reaching the female shape. Akira gets hypnotized again to act more feminine and is renamed Shouko.
16th Jun '17 11:29:04 AM Adeon
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** Gladys the golem from ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' and ''Discworld/MakingMoney''. Golems are technically genderless but are normally addressed with male pronouns [[ItIsDehumanizing as a courtesy]]. The golem responsible for cleaning the women's restroom was renamed Gladys and given female clothing to ensure propriety. Over the course of the books she starts adopting more and more female traits.
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