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17th Dec '16 8:09:45 AM JustKnown
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* ''[[Manga/KanojoNiNaruHi Kanojo Ni Naru Hi Another]]'' uses ItsTheJourneyThatMatters to offer an unusual and bittersweet take on this trope. Sagara is ultimately happy about her GenderBender even though she does miss being a boy because the resulting struggle to forge a new identity broke her out of her self-imposed isolation, opened her eyes to the people who cared about her and taught her the true value of love and friendship. It's not the change itself she accepts so much as the personal growth it triggered. The fact that [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier it made her sexually compatible with the love of her life]] is just icing on the cake.

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* ''[[Manga/KanojoNiNaruHi Kanojo Ni Naru Hi Another]]'' uses ItsTheJourneyThatMatters ItsTheJourneyThatCounts to offer an unusual and bittersweet take on this trope. Sagara is ultimately happy about her GenderBender even though she does miss being a boy because the resulting struggle to forge a new identity broke her out of her self-imposed isolation, opened her eyes to the people who cared about her and taught her the true value of love and friendship. It's not the change itself she accepts so much as the personal growth it triggered. The fact that [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier it made her sexually compatible with the love of her life]] is just icing on the cake.
17th Dec '16 8:08:56 AM JustKnown
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* ''[[Manga/KanojoNiNaruHi Kanojo Ni Naru Hi Another]]'' offers an unusual and bittersweet take on this trope. Sagara is ultimately happy about her GenderBender even though she does miss being a boy because the resulting struggle for a new identity broke her out of her self-imposed isolation, opened her eyes to the people who cared about her and taught her the true value of love and friendship. It's not the change itself she accepts so much as the personal growth it triggered. The fact that [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier it made her sexually compatible with the love of her life]] is just icing on the cake.

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* ''[[Manga/KanojoNiNaruHi Kanojo Ni Naru Hi Another]]'' offers uses ItsTheJourneyThatMatters to offer an unusual and bittersweet take on this trope. Sagara is ultimately happy about her GenderBender even though she does miss being a boy because the resulting struggle for to forge a new identity broke her out of her self-imposed isolation, opened her eyes to the people who cared about her and taught her the true value of love and friendship. It's not the change itself she accepts so much as the personal growth it triggered. The fact that [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier it made her sexually compatible with the love of her life]] is just icing on the cake.
11th Dec '16 9:56:33 AM JustKnown
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* In contrast to ''Kanojo Ni Naru Hi Another'' the {{ecchi}} manga ''Manga/NyotaiKa'' uses YouCantGoHomeAgain to offer a very "base view of human nature" take on this trope because Manaka finds sex is so much more pleasurable for women (soft sensitive skin! exquisitely delicate genitalia! multiple orgasms! boobies!} that he cannot accept the pale imitation of sexual pleasure that men experience.
11th Dec '16 9:32:00 AM JustKnown
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A specific variation of IChooseToStay which often results from TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody. May involve BecomingTheMask or GoingNative depending upon surrounding circumstances. Can result in BeneathTheMask when the GenderBender causes a character to reveal a hidden side of their personality. Contrast YouCantGoHomeAgain for characters who'd like to return to their former gender but realize they've changed too much to make that possible. See the ThirdLawOfGenderBending, which frequently (but not always) precedes or overlaps with this trope.

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A specific variation of IChooseToStay which often results from TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody. May involve BecomingTheMask or GoingNative depending upon surrounding circumstances. Can result in BeneathTheMask when the GenderBender causes allows a character to reveal a hidden side of their personality. Contrast YouCantGoHomeAgain for characters who'd like to return to their former gender but realize they've changed too much to make that possible. See the ThirdLawOfGenderBending, which frequently (but not always) precedes or overlaps with this trope.
11th Dec '16 9:30:46 AM JustKnown
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A specific variation of IChooseToStay which often results from TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody. May involve BecomingTheMask or GoingNative depending upon surrounding circumstances. Can result in BeneathTheMask when the character reveals a hidden, more feminine side of his/her personality. Contrast YouCantGoHomeAgain for characters who don't have any choice in the matter. See the FirstLawOfGenderBending and the ThirdLawOfGenderBending, which frequently (but not always) overlap with this trope. ManIFeelLikeAWoman may or may not be a contributing reason for these characters' choice, though it would take [[AllMenArePerverts a rather base view of human nature]] to write a story in which this was someone's primary reason for wanting to keep his/her gender change permanent--almost all authors would point to some reasons which are a little more dignified.

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A specific variation of IChooseToStay which often results from TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody. May involve BecomingTheMask or GoingNative depending upon surrounding circumstances. Can result in BeneathTheMask when the GenderBender causes a character reveals to reveal a hidden, more feminine hidden side of his/her their personality. Contrast YouCantGoHomeAgain for characters who don't have any choice in the matter. who'd like to return to their former gender but realize they've changed too much to make that possible. See the FirstLawOfGenderBending and the ThirdLawOfGenderBending, which frequently (but not always) overlap precedes or overlaps with this trope. trope.

Since the FirstLawOfGenderBending ensures that most of these characters are male-to-female
ManIFeelLikeAWoman may or may not be is frequently a contributing reason for these characters' choice, though choice. Though it would take [[AllMenArePerverts a rather base view of human nature]] to write a story in which assume this was as someone's primary reason for wanting to keep his/her gender change permanent--almost all permanent, many "adult" stories often do make use of the common pornographic cliche that sex is inherently more pleasurable for women even if their authors would rather point to some reasons which are a little more dignified.
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* ''[[Manga/KanojoNiNaruHi Kanojo Ni Naru Hi Another]]'' offers an unusual and bittersweet take on this trope. Sagara is ultimately happy about her GenderBender even though she missed being a boy because the resulting struggle broke her out of her self-imposed isolation, opened her eyes to the people who cared for her and taught her the true value of love and friendship.

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* ''[[Manga/KanojoNiNaruHi Kanojo Ni Naru Hi Another]]'' offers an unusual and bittersweet take on this trope. Sagara is ultimately happy about her GenderBender even though she missed does miss being a boy because the resulting struggle for a new identity broke her out of her self-imposed isolation, opened her eyes to the people who cared for about her and taught her the true value of love and friendship.friendship. It's not the change itself she accepts so much as the personal growth it triggered. The fact that [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier it made her sexually compatible with the love of her life]] is just icing on the cake.
5th Dec '16 3:09:15 PM Theriocephalus
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* From Discworld: Although he's only crossdressing, not actually a woman, Corporal Nobbs is reluctant to get back into his male uniform/role after he's spent half of [[Discworld/{{Jingo}} the book]] wandering around Klatch as Beti.

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* From Discworld: Although ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', although he's only crossdressing, crossdressing and not actually a woman, Corporal Nobbs is reluctant to get back into his male uniform/role after he's spent half of [[Discworld/{{Jingo}} the book]] book wandering around Klatch as Beti.
2nd Dec '16 4:35:30 AM JustKnown
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* ''[[Manga/KanojoNiNaruHi Kanojo Ni Naru Hi Another]]'' offers an unusual and bittersweet take on this trope. Sagara is ultimately happy about her GenderBender even though she missed being a boy because the resulting struggle broke her out of her self-imposed isolation, opened her eyes to the people who cared for her and taught her the true value of love and friendship.


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* ''Webcomic/OutOfPlacers'' has an ironic subversion: While Kass says she accepts her change (which came with an accompanying change of species) fairly quickly Matriarch Vislet believes Kass actually hasn't even ''begun'' to deal with it and her premature "acceptance" is just another way of ''avoiding'' dealing with it.
12th Nov '16 6:47:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* Variation 2 shows up in Sean [=McMullan's=] ''Eyes of the Calculor'': John Glasken's distress at being reincarnated in the beautiful body of young Valesti Disore initially manifests in a lot of psychopathic behavior (such as amputating the hand of a man who dared to pinch her butt) but in the end she claims she finds being a woman (albeit one with [[BadAss a "baleful and malevolent" reputation]]) "rather liberating."

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* Variation 2 shows up in Sean [=McMullan's=] ''Eyes of the Calculor'': John Glasken's distress at being reincarnated in the beautiful body of young Valesti Disore initially manifests in a lot of psychopathic behavior (such as amputating the hand of a man who dared to pinch her butt) but in the end she claims she finds being a woman (albeit one with [[BadAss a "baleful and malevolent" reputation]]) reputation) "rather liberating."
25th Oct '16 8:41:02 PM Eryops
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* Mai Natsume of ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'': ''Heart Remix'' was originally a boy, but somehow became a girl in events prior to the manga. Mai is at first highly uncomfortable with her new gender and fruitlessly tries to find a way to change back, but later on, she finds a new lease on life in being female, and even falls in love with a male classmate.

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* Mai Natsume of ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'': ''Heart Remix'' ''Manga/{{Blazblue Remix Heart}}'' was originally a boy, but somehow became got magically transformed into a girl in events prior to right before the manga. manga started. Mai is was at first highly uncomfortable with her new gender and fruitlessly tries tried to find a way to change back, but later on, on she finds a new lease on came to enjoy her life in being female, as a girl and even falls fell in love with a male classmate.
31st Aug '16 4:03:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** An interesting variation occurs in Creator/JackChalker's WellWorld series: All new arrivals on the titular Well World are transformed into one of the native species (and frequently [[GenderBender Gender Bent]] as well.) This is usually followed by a SenseFreak and/or ShowingOffTheNewBody when they wake up in their new forms and eventually leads to an epiphany that they now regard their new body as their natural form.

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** An interesting variation occurs in Creator/JackChalker's WellWorld ''Literature/WellWorld'' series: All new arrivals on the titular Well World are transformed into one of the native species (and frequently [[GenderBender Gender Bent]] as well.) This is usually followed by a SenseFreak and/or ShowingOffTheNewBody when they wake up in their new forms and eventually leads to an epiphany that they now regard their new body as their natural form.
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