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17th Sep '17 5:23:56 PM PistolsAtDawn
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This trope is for the confused sexuality of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifters]]. As many shapeshifters can [[GenderBender change sex]] willingly, they may [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier jump the gender barrier]] to accommodate a lover, or just for a change of pace. They may even be able to shift to a form which is [[NoBiologicalSex completely sexless]], [[{{Hermaphrodite}} or has facets of both sexes]]. Because of this, it's somewhat common for shapeshifters to be [[BiTheWay willing to get it on with either sex]], especially if [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody their sexuality is tied to their current sex]].

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This trope is for the confused sexuality of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifters]]. As many shapeshifters can [[GenderBender [[SexShifter change sex]] willingly, they may [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier jump the gender barrier]] to accommodate a lover, or just for a change of pace. They may even be able to shift to a form which is [[NoBiologicalSex completely sexless]], [[{{Hermaphrodite}} or has facets of both sexes]]. Because of this, it's somewhat common for shapeshifters to be [[BiTheWay willing to get it on with either sex]], especially if [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody their sexuality is tied to their current sex]].
5th Aug '17 5:20:30 PM eroock
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-> As the saying goes: there’s homosexuality, heterosexuality, bisexuality, and Shifter sexuality.

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-> As ->''"As the saying goes: there’s homosexuality, heterosexuality, bisexuality, and Shifter sexuality."''
27th Jul '17 12:08:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Played with in an episode where a Siren is seducing and murdering various guys "she" meets at a strip club, where she is, of course, impersonating one of the girls. Later on evidence seems to point towards it having assumed the form of a medical pathologist to seduce Sam, when in fact it has assumed the male form of [[spoiler:an FBI agent]] to enthrall Dean. Not because Dean is bicurious or anything, but because the Siren doesn't just limit itself to ''sexual'' desire. What Dean really wanted was a brother figure he could see eye to eye with.
27th Jul '17 6:06:07 AM AFP
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* ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for comic effect]]: Martia, Rura Penthe's resident MsFanservice, can shapeshift between various forms for various purposes, such as changing into a big male to get into a part of the prison where women aren't allowed, or to easily slip out of her chains by changing into the form of a young girl. [[spoiler: During her fight with Kirk, she shifts into Kirk's form, leading to a joke about their previous makeout session and [[{{Narcissist}} what it implies about Kirk.]]]]

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9th Jun '17 3:08:31 PM nombretomado
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* Jimmy T in the WhateleyUniverse can shift his shape to look like anyone or pretty much anything. By the end of Halloween, he has a boyfriend/girlfriend who changes gender on a cycle. Which means Jimmy would be changing his apparent gender whenever they date.

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\n* Jimmy T in the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse can shift his shape to look like anyone or pretty much anything. By the end of Halloween, he has a boyfriend/girlfriend who changes gender on a cycle. Which means Jimmy would be changing his apparent gender whenever they date.
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28th Jan '17 9:46:02 AM Schol-R-LEA
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*** Even more interesting, Loki shoots back by claiming that Odin had done the same. Since at least one other saga alludes to this, it is possible that there were now-lost legends that tell about both of these stories.
28th Jan '17 9:35:03 AM Schol-R-LEA
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-->-- '''"Sara's Little Purple Book"''', WhateleyUniverse

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-->-- '''"Sara's Little Purple Book"''', WhateleyUniverse
''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''
13th Jan '17 11:01:15 AM absolutelyTime
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* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, Xavin of ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', who is technically male, takes on a female form for the sake of his/her lesbian fiancée. (S)he now has a female ShapeshifterDefaultForm. The Human form, his/her Skrull form is usually male. The characters are confused too, including Xavin.

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* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, Xavin of ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', who is technically male, takes on a female form for the sake of his/her their lesbian fiancée. (S)he They now has have a female ShapeshifterDefaultForm. The Human form, his/her their Skrull form is usually male. The characters are confused too, including Xavin.
8th Dec '16 6:09:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* Electro of SpiderMan fame once had a shape shifting girlfriend. He would apparently ask her to [[FoeRomanceSubtext turn into Spider-Man during sex]].

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* Electro of SpiderMan ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' fame once had a shape shifting girlfriend. He would apparently ask her to [[FoeRomanceSubtext turn into Spider-Man during sex]].
8th Dec '16 6:09:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the MarvelUniverse, Xavin of ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', who is technically male, takes on a female form for the sake of his/her lesbian fiancée. (S)he now has a female ShapeshifterDefaultForm. The Human form, his/her Skrull form is usually male. The characters are confused too, including Xavin.
* ComicBook/{{Mystique}}, also of Marvel, is made of this trope. Although not as much as Creator/ChrisClaremont wanted; she [[ExecutiveVeto was meant to be]] Nightcrawler's ''father'', [[HomosexualReproduction not his mother]].
** Just to fuck with genetics some more in true ComicBook/{{X-men}} style. Y-chromosome? She ''shapeshifted her chromosomes,'' because she's just that badass.
* Averted by Hulkling of the YoungAvengers. Though he could presumably become a girl if he wanted to, he never has, and his boyfriend probably wouldn't like it if he did. Interestingly, this wasn't always going to be the case. Hulkling [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was originally going to be a girl]] who posed as a man to fight crime, causing Wiccan to [[SweetOnPollyOliver question his sexuality]]. Then creator Allen Heinberg began to have second thoughts and asked for permission to make the couple unambiguously gay.

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* In the MarvelUniverse, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, Xavin of ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', who is technically male, takes on a female form for the sake of his/her lesbian fiancée. (S)he now has a female ShapeshifterDefaultForm. The Human form, his/her Skrull form is usually male. The characters are confused too, including Xavin.
* ComicBook/{{Mystique}}, also of Marvel, is made of this trope. Although not as much as Creator/ChrisClaremont wanted; she [[ExecutiveVeto was meant to be]] Nightcrawler's ''father'', [[HomosexualReproduction not his mother]].
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mother]]. Just to fuck with genetics some more in true ComicBook/{{X-men}} ''ComicBook/XMen'' style. Y-chromosome? She ''shapeshifted her chromosomes,'' because she's just that badass.
* Averted by Hulkling of the YoungAvengers.''ComicBook/YoungAvengers''. Though he could presumably become a girl if he wanted to, he never has, and his boyfriend probably wouldn't like it if he did. Interestingly, this wasn't always going to be the case. Hulkling [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was originally going to be a girl]] who posed as a man to fight crime, causing Wiccan to [[SweetOnPollyOliver question his sexuality]]. Then creator Allen Heinberg began to have second thoughts and asked for permission to make the couple unambiguously gay.
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