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20th Jun '18 3:58:49 AM Eolewyn1010
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* Sporus, a young freedman in first century Rome, was a favorite of emperor Nero, who had Sporus castrated, stuck him into female dressing and married him. Sporus was called Poppaea Sabina by some, for Nero's deceased wife whom he resembled greatly, and he wore the traditional empress regalia and was referred to as "empress" and "mistress".

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* Sporus, a young freedman in first century Rome, was a favorite of emperor Nero, UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}, who had Sporus castrated, stuck him into female dressing and married him. Sporus was called Poppaea Sabina by some, for Nero's deceased wife [[ReplacementGoldfish whom he resembled greatly, greatly]], and he wore the traditional empress regalia and was referred to as "empress" and "mistress".
20th Jun '18 3:50:29 AM Eolewyn1010
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* Sporus, a young freedman in first century Rome, was a favorite of emperor Nero, who had Sporus castrated, stuck him into female dressing and married him. Sporus was called Poppaea Sabina by some, for Nero's deceased wife whom he resembled greatly, and he wore the traditional empress regalia and was referred to as "empress" and "mistress".
19th Jun '18 1:27:11 AM YZQ
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* Three women: Seondeok, Jindeok, and Jinseong of Silla, Ancient Korea, were all crowned with a title of Wang, translated as King, but the literal meaning of title, Wang, is "Ruler of Nation" which is gender-neutral. It's only during modern times that these three Monarchs are begun to be referred as Yeowang (Female Wang) which was never used in historical era, translated as Queen Regnant, to distinguish them from male Monarchs.

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* Three women: Seondeok, Jindeok, and Jinseong of Silla, Ancient Korea, were all crowned with a title of Wang, "Wang", translated as King, but the literal meaning of title, Wang, is "Ruler of Nation" which is gender-neutral. It's only during modern times that these three Monarchs are begun to be referred as Yeowang (Female Wang) which was never used in historical era, translated as Queen Regnant, to distinguish them from male Monarchs.



* UsefulNotes/WuZetian was the only woman to ever be crowned ''huangdi'' of China. Despite being monopolised by men, ''huangdi'' is not an inherently male title in any linguistic sense. ''Huangdi'' is translated as "Emperor" when the ruler in question is male, and Wu Zetian's title is usually rendered "Empress" in English. This is confusing as "Empress" is also used to translate a completely different Chinese title which means "Primary Consort of a Ruler". [[note]]Wu Zetian was given somewhat of a HistoricalVillainUpgrade after her reign due to some unsavoury things she did or ordered, but many modern historians believe she wasn't much worse than most male ''huangdi'' in terms of ethically questionable decisions. Much of the later vilification was either hostility towards the scandalous (at least to traditional Confucian values) idea of a female ruler, or was the typical propaganda a successor dynasty would produce about how awful the line of rulers it had replaced had been.[[/note]]

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* UsefulNotes/WuZetian was the only woman to ever be crowned ''huangdi'' of China. Despite being monopolised by men, ''huangdi'' is not an inherently male title in any linguistic sense. ''Huangdi'' is translated as "Emperor" when the ruler in question is male, and Wu Zetian's title is usually rendered "Empress" in English. This is confusing as "Empress" is also used to translate a completely different Chinese title which means "Primary Consort of a Ruler". [[note]]Wu Zetian [[note]]A more appropriate translation for Wu's title while she was Tang Gaozong's wife was "empress consort". Wu was also given somewhat of a HistoricalVillainUpgrade after her reign due to some unsavoury things she did or ordered, but many modern historians believe she wasn't much worse than most male ''huangdi'' in terms of ethically questionable decisions. Much of the later vilification was either hostility towards the scandalous (at least to traditional Confucian values) idea of a female ruler, or was the typical propaganda produced by a successor dynasty would produce about on how awful the line of rulers it had replaced had been.[[/note]]



:: The fact that it's on this page is a giveaway, but without metatextual clues, few people guess that the surgeon might be the boy's mother.

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:: The fact that it's on this page is a giveaway, but without metatextual clues, few people would guess that the surgeon might be the boy's mother.
9th Jun '18 6:27:39 PM thatother1dude
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* The title of "King of the Pirates" in ''Manga/OnePiece'' has both male and female pirates striving for it, as well as some whose sex is unclear.
** Likewise, the titles "Shichibukai" and "Yonkou" are translated as Seven Warlords of the Sea and the Four Emperors, even though at least [[TheSmurfettePrinciple one member of each has been female]].

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* The title of "King of the Pirates" in ''Manga/OnePiece'' has both male and female pirates striving for it, as well as some whose sex is unclear.
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unclear. Likewise, the titles "Shichibukai" and "Yonkou" are translated as Seven Warlords of the Sea and the Four Emperors, even though at least [[TheSmurfettePrinciple one member of each has been female]].



* In ''OnePiece'', the Queen of Kamabakka Kingdom, Emporio Ivankov is male. Most of the time. His Devil Fruit Powers enables him to control hormones, so [[GenderBender he can turn into a she at will]] - but still spends most of his time as a cross-dressing guy (who is NOT likely to fool anyone), wearing the title of Queen.
** Of course, it's a deliberate joke in this case - Kamabakka Kingdom apparently consists entirely of cross-dressing men, making Ivankov a DRAG-Queen.

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* In ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', the Queen of Kamabakka Kingdom, Emporio Ivankov is male. Most of the time. His Devil Fruit Powers enables him to control hormones, so [[GenderBender he can turn into a she at will]] - but still spends most of his time as a cross-dressing guy (who is NOT likely to fool anyone), wearing the title of Queen.
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Queen. Of course, it's a deliberate joke in this case - Kamabakka Kingdom apparently consists entirely of cross-dressing men, making Ivankov a DRAG-Queen.
9th Jun '18 6:26:27 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the Supreme Leader of the KND is always referred to as "sir" even if they're a girl, as seen with Numbah 362.



* On ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the current Supreme Leader of the Kids Next Door happens to be a girl -- Rachel, Number 362 -- but ''all'' of her subordinates ''always'' address her as "sir," and nobody (including Rachel) ever calls attention to this, showing this is perfectly normal for their organization.



* On ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the current Supreme Leader of the Kids Next Door happens to be a girl -- Rachel, Number 362 -- but ''all'' of her subordinates ''always'' address her as "sir," and nobody (including Rachel) ever calls attention to this, showing this is perfectly normal for their organization.
28th May '18 11:51:23 AM intastiel
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* ''VideoGame/{{Civilization 6}}'' lampshades this when Jadwiga introduces herself as "...the King of Greater Poland. Yes, a king." Her real-life counterpart was also crowned King, possibly so that her potential husband, who was unpopular among the Polish nobility and church, could not claim royal authority upon marrying her.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Civilization 6}}'' lampshades this when Jadwiga introduces herself as "...the King of Greater Poland. Yes, a king." Her real-life counterpart was also crowned King, possibly so that her potential husband, who was unpopular among the Polish nobility and church, could not claim royal authority upon marrying her.as described below.
28th May '18 11:50:42 AM intastiel
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* ''VideoGame/{{Civilization 6}}'' lampshades this when Jadwiga introduces herself as "...the King of Greater Poland. Yes, a king." Her real-life counterpart was also crowned King, possibly so that her potential husband, who was unpopular among the Polish nobility and church, could not claim royal authority upon marrying her.
7th May '18 1:17:16 AM Mareon
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* Likewise, in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Kuvira names herself "Earth Emperor". Earlier in the series there was an Earth Queen who took over from her father, the Earth King from the first series, but Kuvira has higher ambitions than that and likely wants to avoid any association with the previous ruler.
5th May '18 6:45:30 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Tentei'' (Emperor of Heaven) in ''{{Fist of the North Star}}'' is eventually revealed to not only be a woman, but that she is actually [[spoiler:the estranged twin sister of Kenshiro's traveling companion Lin.]]

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* The ''Tentei'' (Emperor of Heaven) in ''{{Fist of the North Star}}'' ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is eventually revealed to not only be a woman, but that she is actually [[spoiler:the estranged twin sister of Kenshiro's traveling companion Lin.]]
4th May '18 10:00:25 AM dvorak
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* King Jenna I, "The Woman" of Grobb from ''Blog/HowToWriteBadlyWell''. Grobb is a satire of primitive cultures written as a {{Mockumentary}} of history books, so a king who is a woman is the only way they can understand the concept of a female ruler.



* The Basitin King [[InstantFanClub Adelaide]] from ''Webcomic/TwoKinds''. In Basitin culture, [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority rank is derived solely from your prowess in battle]]. The female king stands head and shoulders above any other Basitin, [[LargeAndInCharge literally]].

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* The Basitin King [[InstantFanClub Adelaide]] from ''Webcomic/TwoKinds''. In Basitin culture, [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority rank is derived solely either from your prowess in battle]].battle]] or [[KlingonPromotion Dead Man's Shoes]]. The female king stands head and shoulders above any other Basitin, [[LargeAndInCharge literally]].


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* King Cobras are so named because they're huge-king sized.
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