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19th Mar '18 4:06:43 PM AreYouTyler
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* In the european spanish dub of ''Anime/MonsterRancher'', Naga is portrayed as female. This is an interesting example since Naga lacks any female looking TertiarySexualCharacteristics, and he looks like a intimidating muscular monster. This was changed probably because the word Naga sounds female in that language. The latin american spanish dub didn't changed his gender.

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* In the european spanish dub of ''Anime/MonsterRancher'', Naga is portrayed as female. This is an interesting example since Naga lacks any female looking TertiarySexualCharacteristics, and he looks like a intimidating muscular monster. This was changed probably because the word Naga sounds female in that language. The latin american spanish dub didn't changed change his gender.



* You know ''WesternAnimation/TheAntAndTheAardvark'' from the ''WesternAnimation/PinkPanther'' cartoons? For unknown reasons, the anteater became a woman in the German dub. (A woman with a very deep voice, but still unmistakably a woman.) The anteater is even called "Die Blaue Elise" ("The Blue Elise" as in [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] "Für Elise")

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* You know In the German dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheAntAndTheAardvark'' from (from the ''WesternAnimation/PinkPanther'' cartoons? For unknown reasons, cartoons), the anteater aardvark became a woman in the German dub. (A female. For(A woman with a very deep voice, but still unmistakably a woman.) The anteater aardvark is even called "Die Blaue Elise" ("The Blue Elise" as in [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] "Für Elise")
17th Mar '18 12:01:52 AM nurikokairu
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** [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/deathbattlefanon/images/f/f4/Yubel.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20170326013912 Yubel]] of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' is a {{Hermaphrodite}} monster, which a literal female right side and male left side. However, the dub version [[https://funnypictures3.fjcdn.com/comments/Blank+_201675d9ad79671bd8ab60a8a7207c40.jpg altered their design]] to make them look totally female, with the reason being that Yubel is in love with Judai and making them a woman would be easier for the kids [[ViewersAreMorons to understand]] and to avoid the wrath of [[MoralGuardians angry parents]].

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** [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/deathbattlefanon/images/f/f4/Yubel.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20170326013912 Yubel]] of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' is a {{Hermaphrodite}} monster, which with a literal female right side and male left side. However, the dub version [[https://funnypictures3.fjcdn.com/comments/Blank+_201675d9ad79671bd8ab60a8a7207c40.jpg altered their design]] to make them look totally female, with the reason being that Yubel is in love with Judai and making them a woman would be easier for the kids [[ViewersAreMorons to understand]] and to avoid the wrath of [[MoralGuardians angry parents]].
17th Mar '18 12:00:04 AM nurikokairu
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** [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/deathbattlefanon/images/f/f4/Yubel.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20170326013912 Yubel]] of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' is a {{Hermaphrodite}} monster, which a literal female right side and male left side. However, the dub version [[https://funnypictures3.fjcdn.com/comments/Blank+_201675d9ad79671bd8ab60a8a7207c40.jpg altered their design]] to make them look totally female, with the reason being that Yubel is in love with Judai and making them a woman would be easier for the kids [[ViewersAreMorons to understand]] and to avoid the wrath of [[MoralGuardians angry parents]].
7th Mar '18 4:15:04 PM nombretomado
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* CLAMP has a thing for genderless characters; the angels in ''Manga/{{Wish}}'' are genderless too, so long as the translated languages had genderless pronouns. Other times Kohaku was referred to as female (Creator/TokyoPop) or male (French Canadian?). Confusing the whole bit is the presence of the tightly-dressed cat demons, who look distinct from them and are very clearly female.

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* CLAMP has a thing for genderless characters; the angels in ''Manga/{{Wish}}'' are genderless too, so long as the translated languages had genderless pronouns. Other times Kohaku was referred to as female (Creator/TokyoPop) ({{Creator/Tokyopop}}) or male (French Canadian?). Confusing the whole bit is the presence of the tightly-dressed cat demons, who look distinct from them and are very clearly female.



* Creator/TokyoPop made another mess when Quiche ("Kish") in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' referred to Tart as a "witch" in his first appearance. Given the male villains' revealing uniforms, an open top had unfortunate implications, so it's lucky that he was reverted to a boy when they figured it out.
* More fun with Creator/TokyoPop. In his first appearance, ''Manga/GetBackers''' obligatory {{Bishonen}} and usually unwilling {{Crossdresser}}, Kazuki, was referred to as a bitch, a seamstress, and a she (not that [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Shido]] calling him a bitch wasn't hilarious in its own way). They corrected this in his later appearances – good thing, too, since there's a scene where he's both (a) naked and (b) explaining why he carries himself like a girl – and changed his nickname from "Kazuki the Seamstress" to the gender-neutral (and better translated) "Kazuki of the Strings". Creator/ADVFilms, the company that dubbed the anime version, avoided this by actually watching the series, apparently. The DVDCommentary has a joke to the tune of "Well, as the writer, you make all the unexpected discoveries first..." / "Yeah, and one of the most unexpected is that Kazuki is a guy."
** Creator/TokyoPop also fixed the error in Kazuki's introductory volume for later printings, making the original printings with the errors somewhat of a prize in the fandom, if just for the comedic value.
* And yet more from Creator/TokyoPop! In their translation of ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'', primary antagonist Rondo Ghina Sahaku is referred to as "she", "bitch", and "sister". No points for guessing Ghina's gender in the original manga. Their official website even refers to Ghina as "androgynous", which is technically true, but comes off as justification for their mistake. Amusingly enough, the official Japanese website quite distinctly marks Ghina with a male symbol, and voiced adaptations is played by the same person who played ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' protagonist Kamille Bidan - [[{{Irony}} who was himself mocked for having a girl's name]]. Making it even more confusing is the fact that Ghina has a [[HalfIdenticalTwins Half-Identical Twin]] sister, Rondo Mina Sahaku.

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* Creator/TokyoPop {{Creator/Tokyopop}} made another mess when Quiche ("Kish") in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' referred to Tart as a "witch" in his first appearance. Given the male villains' revealing uniforms, an open top had unfortunate implications, so it's lucky that he was reverted to a boy when they figured it out.
* More fun with Creator/TokyoPop.{{Creator/Tokyopop}}. In his first appearance, ''Manga/GetBackers''' obligatory {{Bishonen}} and usually unwilling {{Crossdresser}}, Kazuki, was referred to as a bitch, a seamstress, and a she (not that [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Shido]] calling him a bitch wasn't hilarious in its own way). They corrected this in his later appearances – good thing, too, since there's a scene where he's both (a) naked and (b) explaining why he carries himself like a girl – and changed his nickname from "Kazuki the Seamstress" to the gender-neutral (and better translated) "Kazuki of the Strings". Creator/ADVFilms, the company that dubbed the anime version, avoided this by actually watching the series, apparently. The DVDCommentary has a joke to the tune of "Well, as the writer, you make all the unexpected discoveries first..." / "Yeah, and one of the most unexpected is that Kazuki is a guy."
** Creator/TokyoPop {{Creator/Tokyopop}} also fixed the error in Kazuki's introductory volume for later printings, making the original printings with the errors somewhat of a prize in the fandom, if just for the comedic value.
* And yet more from Creator/TokyoPop! {{Creator/Tokyopop}}! In their translation of ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'', primary antagonist Rondo Ghina Sahaku is referred to as "she", "bitch", and "sister". No points for guessing Ghina's gender in the original manga. Their official website even refers to Ghina as "androgynous", which is technically true, but comes off as justification for their mistake. Amusingly enough, the official Japanese website quite distinctly marks Ghina with a male symbol, and voiced adaptations is played by the same person who played ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' protagonist Kamille Bidan - [[{{Irony}} who was himself mocked for having a girl's name]]. Making it even more confusing is the fact that Ghina has a [[HalfIdenticalTwins Half-Identical Twin]] sister, Rondo Mina Sahaku.



* In the first ''LightNovel/DotHackAIBuster'' novel, Watarai's assistant is made male by TokyoPop. No big deal, just a passing character, right? Ooooooor maybe it's the very ''female'' [[spoiler:Kamui, the KnightTemplar bad guy of ''Legend Of The Twilight'']]. {{Handwaved}}, since the series has documented players ''playing'' [[CrossPlayer the opposite gender]] on a few occasions.

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* In the first ''LightNovel/DotHackAIBuster'' novel, Watarai's assistant is made male by TokyoPop.{{Creator/Tokyopop}}. No big deal, just a passing character, right? Ooooooor maybe it's the very ''female'' [[spoiler:Kamui, the KnightTemplar bad guy of ''Legend Of The Twilight'']]. {{Handwaved}}, since the series has documented players ''playing'' [[CrossPlayer the opposite gender]] on a few occasions.
3rd Mar '18 11:42:13 AM arbesan
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* In the european spanish dub of ''Anime/MonsterRancher'', Naga is portrayed as female. This is an interesting example since Naga lacks any female looking TertiarySexualCharacteristics, and he looks like a intimidating muscular monster. This was changed probably because the word Naga sounds female in that language. The latin american spanish dub didn't changed his gender.
14th Feb '18 11:47:36 AM PhantomDusclops92
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* In the German dub of ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers'', Zipper is [[InconistentDub sometimes]] referred as a female.

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* In the German dub of ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers'', Zipper is [[InconistentDub [[InconsistentDub sometimes]] referred as a female.
14th Feb '18 11:46:07 AM PhantomDusclops92
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* In the german dub of ''Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers'' Zipper was sometimes referred as female.

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* In the german German dub of ''Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers'' ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers'', Zipper was sometimes is [[InconistentDub sometimes]] referred as a female.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', Lincoln's friend Clyde has two fathers, Howard and Harold. In the Arabic dub, Howard is a woman. [[spoiler:Lucy Loud]]'s crush Sam is also male in the Korean dub.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', Lincoln's friend Clyde has two fathers, Howard and Harold. In the Arabic dub, Howard is a woman. [[spoiler:Lucy Loud]]'s [[spoiler:Luna]]'s crush Sam is also male in the Korean dub.
13th Feb '18 5:12:35 PM MissConception
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* Predating Birdo is Bubbles from ''VideoGame/CluCluLand'', who was originally a male fish named Groopy. The arcade port of the game uses the original name and gender, however.
13th Feb '18 5:05:25 PM MissConception
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** [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Birdo]] is… confusing. In Japan, Birdo was transgender and named "'''Catherine'''". The US manual description says "He thinks he is a girl and he spits eggs from his mouth. [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian He'd rather be called 'Birdetta'."]] (The last tidbit was ultimately removed). This gave gamers the impression that Birdo was in fact transsexual, an impression that has stuck ever since (in fact, the European ''Super Mario Strikers'' website still refers to Birdo as male). Several games refer to this while others keep it ambiguous. For example, the somewhat subtle subtext in the Popple/Birdo partnership in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Superstar Saga]]'' (which has Popple say "This, uh...dame passed my audition perfectly, see?" in reference to Birdo). Was he trying to get rid of Birdo because she was too clingy, or... In the extremely strange Nintendo game ''VideoGame/CaptainRainbow'', '''Catherine''' is quite clearly transsexual, gets arrested for using the girl's bathroom, and gives you quests to help her prove to prospective male dates that she's a girl including ''finding her missing vibrator''. Her voice is deep in ''Captain Rainbow'' but in ''Super Mario Advance'' she was voiced by a female voice actress. Nintendo's official position now is that she is female, [[RetCon and always have been]]. ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' fudged it a bit by saying that Birdo was "[[AmbiguousGender of indeterminate gender]]", and referring to the "Birdetta" thing. Apparently no one told the writers of ''Nintendo Power'' about the company's official position... From issue #250 (January 2010)

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** [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Birdo]] is… confusing. In Japan, Birdo was transgender and named "'''Catherine'''". The US manual description says "He thinks he is a girl and he spits eggs from his mouth. [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian He'd rather be called 'Birdetta'."]] (The last tidbit was ultimately removed). “birdetta.”]]" This gave gamers the impression that Birdo was in fact transsexual, an impression that has stuck ever since (in fact, the European ''Super Mario Strikers'' website still refers to Birdo as male). Several games refer to this while others keep it ambiguous. For example, the somewhat subtle subtext in the Popple/Birdo partnership in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Superstar Saga]]'' (which has Popple say "This, uh...dame passed my audition perfectly, see?" in reference to Birdo). Was he trying to get rid of Birdo because she was too clingy, or... In the extremely strange Nintendo game ''VideoGame/CaptainRainbow'', '''Catherine''' is quite clearly transsexual, gets arrested for using the girl's bathroom, and gives you quests to help her prove to prospective male dates that she's a girl including ''finding her missing vibrator''. Her voice is deep in ''Captain Rainbow'' but in ''Super Mario Advance'' she was voiced by a female voice actress. Nintendo's official position now is that she is female, [[RetCon and always have been]]. ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' fudged it a bit by saying that Birdo was "[[AmbiguousGender of indeterminate gender]]", and referring to the "Birdetta" thing. Apparently no one told the writers of ''Nintendo Power'' about the company's official position... From There's also this nugget in ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' from issue #250 (January 2010)2010)...



* Predating Birdo is Bubbles from ''VideoGame/CluCluLand'', who was originally a male fish named Gloopy. The arcade port of the game uses the original name and gender, however.

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* Predating Birdo is Bubbles from ''VideoGame/CluCluLand'', who was originally a male fish named Gloopy.Groopy. The arcade port of the game uses the original name and gender, however.
3rd Feb '18 5:21:02 AM Komikron
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* The manga adaptation of ''LightNovel/SorcerorStabberOrphen'' features a flashback chapter at the end of the last volume, revolving around Orphen and Hartia on a mission for the Tower of Fangs. In the German version, Hartia is inexplicably referred to with female pronouns... even though when he showed up earlier in the series, he was correctly identified as male.

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* The manga adaptation of ''LightNovel/SorcerorStabberOrphen'' ''LightNovel/SorcererStabberOrphen'' features a flashback chapter at the end of the last volume, revolving around Orphen and Hartia on a mission for the Tower of Fangs. In the German version, Hartia is inexplicably referred to with female pronouns... even though when he showed up earlier in the series, he was correctly identified as male.
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