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18th Aug '16 6:39:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The Polish dub of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' makes both Spitfire (though only in Season 1, thankfully) and Little Strongheart into boys, for no apparent reason other than that TheyJustDidntCare. (Granted, they're minor characters, but still...) Owlowicious the owl, on the other hand, is made into a female, perhaps because in Polish "owl" is a noun with a female gender.

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** The Polish dub of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' makes both Spitfire (though only in Season 1, thankfully) and Little Strongheart into boys, for no apparent reason other than that TheyJustDidntCare.reason. (Granted, they're minor characters, but still...) Owlowicious the owl, on the other hand, is made into a female, perhaps because in Polish "owl" is a noun with a female gender.
16th Aug '16 11:42:18 PM PrincessGwen
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* In the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', Bedlam insinuates that Vivian is either an extremely effeminate man or a transvestite in order to insult her. The English version simply identifies Vivian as female and swaps the "tranny" insults for "ugly"[[note]]The joke being Bedlam is [[WickedWitch an absolute hag]] but believes herself to be drop-dead gorgeous, and insults CuteWitch Vivian accordingly[[/note]].

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* In the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', Bedlam Beldam insinuates that Vivian is either an extremely effeminate man or a transvestite in order to insult her. The English version simply identifies Vivian as female and swaps the "tranny" insults for "ugly"[[note]]The joke being Bedlam Beldam is [[WickedWitch an absolute hag]] but believes herself to be drop-dead gorgeous, and insults CuteWitch Vivian accordingly[[/note]].



* The localization team got a bit confused in the first ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' game when Watt showed up. In Japan, Watt is officially female, but as a sentient ball of electricity with a pacifier who uses [[ThirdPersonPerson her own name as a pronoun]] (it's implied she's too young to have learned any yet), there aren't many identifying cues. Your only clue is that on her profile she uses a lisped version of "[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns atashi]]", a feminine pronoun. The English version... sort of flip-flops. Most of the time Watt is referred to as "she" and "her", but other times as "he" and "him". By the time ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' came out, the team had apparently settled on referring to him/her as male.

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* The localization team got a bit confused in the first ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' game when Watt showed up. In Japan, Watt is officially female, but as a sentient ball of electricity with a pacifier who uses [[ThirdPersonPerson her own name as a pronoun]] (it's implied she's too young to have learned any yet), there aren't many identifying cues. Your only clue is that on her profile she uses a lisped version of "[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns atashi]]", a feminine pronoun. The English version... sort of flip-flops. Most of the time Watt is referred to as "she" and "her", but other times as "he" and "him". By the time ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' came out, the team had apparently settled on referring to him/her as male.female.
10th Aug '16 1:23:41 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* Providing the current page image, when Saban adapted ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' into the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', they took advantage of their flexible adaptation method to avert the SmurfettePrinciple by casting a woman as the Yellow Ranger. They'd repeat this trick in future seasons when necessary: ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]'', ''[[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Lightspeed Rescue]]'', ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' and ''[[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Wild Force]]'' were all adapted from "Pink is the only female Ranger" ''Sentai''s, giving the male Yellow Rangers female counterparts each time.

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* Providing the current page image, when Saban adapted ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' into the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', they took advantage of their flexible adaptation method to avert the SmurfettePrinciple by casting a woman as the Yellow Ranger. They'd repeat this trick in future seasons when necessary: ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]'', ''[[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Lightspeed Rescue]]'', ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' and ''[[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Wild Force]]'' were all adapted from "Pink is the only female Ranger" ''Sentai''s, giving the male Yellow Rangers female counterparts each time. Many of these costumes had skirts added when worn by [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Luka Millify/GokaiYellow]]/[[Series/PowerRangersSuperMegaforce Gia Moran/Super Megaforce Yellow]].
--> '''Hermes Conrad''': THAT JUST RAISES FURTHER QUESTIONS!
5th Aug '16 9:51:49 PM ZootyCutie94
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* In The Mondo TV version of ''Toys/TheTrashPack'', as a way to give a gender balance to the main Trashies, Scum Gum, Scabby Cat, and Sour Snail were made female in the Greek and Spanish versions (as no version of the planned US airing exists, there is no clue as to whether they would have kept this gender or not, especially due to the webseries reverting Scum Gum and Sour Snail back to male).

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* In The Mondo TV version of ''Toys/TheTrashPack'', as a way to give a gender balance to the main Trashies, Scum Gum, Scabby Cat, and Sour Snail were made female female, as opposed to the male pronouns they were given in the Greek and Spanish versions (as no version of the planned US airing exists, there is no clue as to whether they would have kept this gender or not, especially due to the webseries reverting toyline. When Scum Gum and Sour Snail returned in the webseries, they were reverted back to male).male.
16th Jul '16 4:11:28 PM nombretomado
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* Poor Tails is not safe from it in the Mexican dubs of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM SatAM]]'', which made him female. Possible cause? Episode 65 of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog AoStH]]'', ''Sonically Ever After'', where in one fairy tale, Tails realizes that he is in a dress (complete with bust and all!) and says in surprise: "I just noticed... I'm a girl!" The translators probably took it the other way, and well...

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* Poor Tails is not safe from it in the Mexican dubs of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM SatAM]]'', which made him female. Possible cause? Episode 65 of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog AoStH]]'', ''Sonically Ever After'', where in one fairy tale, Tails realizes that he is in a dress (complete with bust and all!) and says in surprise: "I just noticed... I'm a girl!" The translators probably took it the other way, and well...
4th Jul '16 8:57:54 AM PhantomDusclops92
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** Also from the Italian dub, in ''Adventure 02'' they made Hawkmon into a female, probably to match Biyomon in the series before.


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* In the Italian dub of ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'', Eiji and Reiji (Kamui's two friends/supporters) were turned into females. Both of them look kinda feminine and could be easily mistaken for tomboys, so it's half-justified... except that in later episodes they graduate to Middle School and wear the male uniform.


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** The Italian version subverts it and states clearly that Vivian "Was once a man, but now it's a hot woman and it's very happy about it".


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* In ''WesternAnimation/GormitiTheLordsOfNatureReturn'', at least three Sea tribe characters who were females in the original toyline (Mantra, Ancientjellyfish and Swamptoad) have distinctly male voices. Ancienturtle and Air tribe's Magic Lookout are the only female characters who kept their gender.
21st Jun '16 4:09:08 AM hellomoto
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** Cubit Foxtar from ''Zero 3'' is also worth mentioning. The Rockman Zero Remastered CD confirmed him as an effeminate male, but the English translation of ''Mega Man Zero Official Complete Works'' he is stated to be female. If anything, him really being a man makes more sense in a way, as Kitsune (the fox spirit on which he is based) were often said to take the forms of beautiful women to lure travelers away.

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** Cubit Foxtar from ''Zero 3'' is also worth mentioning. The Rockman Zero Remastered CD confirmed him as an effeminate male, but the English translation of ''Mega Man Zero Official Complete Works'' he is stated to be female. If anything, him really being a man makes more sense in a way, as Kitsune (the fox spirit on which he is based) were often said to take the forms of beautiful women to lure travelers away.
15th Jun '16 1:42:30 PM Beacon80
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* In the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' [=OVAs=], the animal sidekick/spaceship Ryo-ohki was referred to with genderless pronouns. Since that didn't translate well, the English dubs just used male pronouns. Which was fine until an episode late in the second [=OVA=] revealed that Ryo-ohki was female.
14th Jun '16 2:21:12 PM PalettePony895
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*** The Macedonian dub makes Rainbow Dash and Applejack males.
3rd Jun '16 5:30:33 AM Vrahno
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* Cera from ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' is a boy in the Hungarian version... but only in movies ''II'' and ''III''. Confusing matters, she's technically seen as a girl in the latter, despite having a male voice.
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