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17th Oct '17 1:33:36 PM Waffleface
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* In ''VideoGame/HollowKnight'', the [[spoiler: Mantis Lords]] are all female, though the player doesn't discover this until they've killed the [[spoiler: Lords' exiled brother.]]
16th Oct '17 1:47:19 AM Yendor
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** Traditionally, all dwarves are assumed to be male, so presumably many secret females have taken the title of Low King. [[spoiler: At the end of ''[[Discworld/RaisingSteam Raising Steam]]'', Rhys Rhysson openly announces she is female, and therefore Queen.]]
29th Sep '17 11:31:46 AM Neosonic97
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** Also, in the spinoff ''Fate/Extra'', we also have [[spoiler: surprise, surprise, another Saber. ''Fate/Extra's'' playable Saber is Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, The Fifth Emperor of the Roman Empire. (And yes, she does refer to herself as 'Emperor', not the female variant Empress). And once again, she's a gender-flipped version of a famous historical monarch.]]


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* Related to the Fate/Stay Night example in the 'females disguised as males' section, in the spinoff game ''Fate/Extra'', we also have [[spoiler: surprise, surprise, another Saber. ''Fate/Extra's'' playable Saber is Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, The Fifth Emperor of the Roman Empire. (And yes, she does refer to herself as 'Emperor', not the female variant Empress). And once again, she's a gender-flipped version of a famous historical monarch.]]
29th Sep '17 11:29:58 AM Neosonic97
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**Also, in the spinoff ''Fate/Extra'', we also have [[spoiler: surprise, surprise, another Saber. ''Fate/Extra's'' playable Saber is Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, The Fifth Emperor of the Roman Empire. (And yes, she does refer to herself as 'Emperor', not the female variant Empress). And once again, she's a gender-flipped version of a famous historical monarch.]]
16th Sep '17 4:35:09 AM Malady
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* Played straight in the ''{{Destroyermen}}'' series. The term "high chief" is used for both males and females, contrary to using "chieftess" with even a character lampshading it. It is averted, however, in the kingdoms of Aryaal and B'mbaado, where the terms "king" and "queen" are used for the respective genders.

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* Played straight in the ''{{Destroyermen}}'' ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' series. The term "high chief" is used for both males and females, contrary to using "chieftess" with even a character lampshading it. It is averted, however, in the kingdoms of Aryaal and B'mbaado, where the terms "king" and "queen" are used for the respective genders.
24th Aug '17 11:23:56 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Literature/TheEnchantedForestChronicles'', king and queen are unisex titles in dragon society, and apparently quite different in function. When Cimorene, a human princess from a typical medieval fairytale kingdom, asks female dragon Kazul why [[spoiler:she takes the title of king rather than queen when she becomes the ruler of dragonkind]], Kazul retorts that the perks and duties of the queen of dragons are much less desirable than those of the king.

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* In ''Literature/TheEnchantedForestChronicles'', king and queen are unisex titles in dragon society, and apparently quite different in function. When Cimorene, a human princess from a typical medieval fairytale kingdom, asks female dragon Kazul why [[spoiler:she takes the title of king rather than queen when she becomes the ruler of dragonkind]], Kazul retorts that the perks and duties of the queen of dragons are much less desirable than those of the king. When this is brought up it's also mentioned that the current queen is male, but he never appears in the series in person.
21st Aug '17 7:54:02 AM KingLyger
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E5GauntletOfFire Gauntlet of Fire]]", when Princess Ember wins the titular Gauntlet, she earns the title of "Dragon Lord" from her father. Later episodes even refer to her as "Dragon Lord Ember," and she one called herself "[[IAmXSonOfY Daughter of Torch]], Winner of the Gauntlet of Fire, and ''Lord of the Dragons''".

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E5GauntletOfFire Gauntlet of Fire]]", when Princess Ember wins the titular Gauntlet, she earns the title of "Dragon Lord" from her father. Later episodes even refer to her as "Dragon Lord Ember," and she one called herself "[[IAmXSonOfY Daughter of Torch]], Winner of the Gauntlet of Fire, and ''Lord of the All Dragons''".
20th Aug '17 3:18:13 PM KingLyger
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E5GauntletOfFire Gauntlet of Fire]]", [[spoiler: when Princess Ember wins the titular Gauntlet, she becomes the new Dragon Lord, not Dragon Lady]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E5GauntletOfFire Gauntlet of Fire]]", [[spoiler: when Princess Ember wins the titular Gauntlet, she becomes earns the new Dragon Lord, not Dragon Lady]].title of "Dragon Lord" from her father. Later episodes even refer to her as "Dragon Lord Ember," and she one called herself "[[IAmXSonOfY Daughter of Torch]], Winner of the Gauntlet of Fire, and ''Lord of the Dragons''".



** Because the records from the end of the 18th Dynasty are so fragmented due to attempts to obliterate Akhenaten and his family, there was serious speculation for a time that the pharoah Smenkhkare was Akhenaten's widow Nefertiti ruling as a male. Today, they are pretty sure that Nefertiti ruled as a woman, and Smenkhkare was a separate person who took the throne after her. The confusion arose partly because they both used the throne name Ankh-kheperu-re (Life and Transfiguration of Ra).

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** Because the records from the end of the 18th Dynasty are so fragmented due to attempts to obliterate Akhenaten and his family, there was serious speculation for a time that the pharoah pharaoh Smenkhkare was Akhenaten's widow Nefertiti ruling as a male. Today, they are pretty sure that Nefertiti ruled as a woman, and Smenkhkare was a separate person who took the throne after her. The confusion arose partly because they both used the throne name Ankh-kheperu-re (Life and Transfiguration of Ra).
15th Aug '17 6:49:18 AM BeerBaron
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* The Daedric Princes of the [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Elder Scrolls]] series are an interesting example. They don't actually have set genders [[EldritchAbomination due to their nature]], but since almost all of them tend to adopt distinctly male or female forms this trope is effectively in place.
** Likewise, in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' the Jarls (pronounced "Yarls" and taken from an old Scandinavian term for "Earl") can be either male or female, and apparently children can inherit the title from their parents regardless of gender.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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The [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]] of the series are an unusual example. They are [[OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous pure spirits who can take any physical form they choose]], with some changing forms in different appearances while others stick to a strictly male or female (or in the case of Hermaeus Mora, ''[[EldritchAbomination eldritch]]'') appearance. Even the female-identifying Daedra are still referred to as "Princes", though historically [[ShownTheirWork the term "prince" could be applied to rulers, regardless of sex]][[note]]It comes from ''princeps'', a Latin word meaning "first," which fits since the Daedric Princes are the most powerful of the [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Elder Scrolls]] series are an interesting example. They don't actually have set genders [[EldritchAbomination due to their nature]], but since almost all of them tend to adopt distinctly male or female forms this trope is effectively in place.
Daedra[[/note]].
** Likewise, in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Jarls (pronounced "Yarls" and taken from an old Scandinavian term for "Earl") can be either male or female, and apparently children can inherit the title from their parents regardless of gender.
9th Aug '17 7:30:11 AM SayaAensland
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* ''Manga/{{Ooku}}'': Because of a {{Gendercide}} plague, the Tokugawa-era shoguns and feudal lords of Japan are all female but use mascunline names and titles. Audiences with foreigners are elaborately [[SweetPollyOliver stage-managed]] to give the appearance that the ruler is male. By the time [[InMediasRes the story begins]], almost everyone has forgotten that men used to be fully half the population and most people no longer understand the reasons for these customs. In the flashback arc that describes how this came to pass, the first female shogun (Iemitsu the Younger) was disguised as a man to hide that her father had died, with the intention being to restore male succession as soon as she produced a surviving son. When the last major opponent to female-line succession died, Iemitsu appeared at the fealty ceremony in female dress, commanded all to look upon her as shogun, and proceeded to rule in her own right until her death.

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* ''Manga/{{Ooku}}'': Because of a {{Gendercide}} plague, the Tokugawa-era shoguns and feudal lords of Japan are all female but use mascunline masculine names and titles. Audiences with foreigners are elaborately [[SweetPollyOliver stage-managed]] to give the appearance that the ruler is male. By the time [[InMediasRes the story begins]], almost everyone has forgotten that men used to be fully half the population and most people no longer understand the reasons for these customs. In the flashback arc that describes how this came to pass, the first female shogun (Iemitsu the Younger) was disguised as a man to hide that her father had died, with the intention being to restore male succession as soon as she produced a surviving son. When the last major opponent to female-line succession died, Iemitsu appeared at the fealty ceremony in female dress, commanded all to look upon her as shogun, and proceeded to rule in her own right until her death.
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