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20th Nov '16 7:50:19 PM rjd1922
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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.

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* The localization team got a bit confused in the first ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' ''VideoGame/{{Paper Mario|64}}'' 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.
20th Nov '16 7:48:06 PM rjd1922
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** Kirby is a special case. While the western games and manuals clearly refer to him with male pronouns, these pronouns don't exist in Japan, so in japanese media Kirby is only seen as a [[BuffySpeak pink-bubblegum-star-baby-thing]].

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** Kirby is a special case. While the western games and manuals clearly refer to him with male pronouns, these pronouns don't exist in Japan, so in japanese Japanese media Kirby is only seen as a [[BuffySpeak pink-bubblegum-star-baby-thing]].
3rd Nov '16 8:38:05 PM Angeldeb82
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* The MoralGuardians don't want a [[VillainousCrossdresser Villainous]] or WholesomeCrossdresser or [[YaoiGuys gay]] [[SchoolgirlLesbians character]] in the cast (this is the most popular reason behind this trope, particularly in the case of ''Anime/SailorMoon'').

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* The MoralGuardians don't want a [[VillainousCrossdresser Villainous]] {{Creepy|Crossdresser}} or WholesomeCrossdresser or [[YaoiGuys gay]] [[SchoolgirlLesbians character]] in the cast (this is the most popular reason behind this trope, particularly in the case of ''Anime/SailorMoon'').
25th Oct '16 7:11:01 PM PaulA
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* The Young Adult version of Creator/CliveCussler's Iceberg removes the fact that one of the [[VillainousCrossdresser female villains is a actually a transvestite]]. The other one is a Post-Op Transsexual.

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* The Young Adult version of Creator/CliveCussler's Iceberg ''[[Literature/DirkPittAdventures Iceberg]]'' removes the fact that one of the [[VillainousCrossdresser female villains is a actually a transvestite]]. The other one is a Post-Op Transsexual.
20th Oct '16 3:02:57 PM rjd1922
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* In the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', 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 Beldam 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'', Beldam insinuates that Vivian is either an extremely effeminate man or a transvestite trans woman in order to insult her. The English version simply identifies Vivian as female and swaps the "tranny" "man" insults for "ugly"[[note]]The "pug-ugly"[[note]]The joke being Beldam is [[WickedWitch an absolute hag]] but believes herself to be drop-dead gorgeous, and insults CuteWitch Vivian accordingly[[/note]].
28th Sep '16 12:37:21 PM PhantomDusclops92
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** In many foreign dubs, Pokémon have defined genders, since there are many languages that don't have ambiguous pronouns. A good example is the Brazilian Portuguese dub - there is no "it" in the Portuguese language, only "he" and "she". Therefore, all Pokémon got genders. Usually they went with the everyone-is-male rule, unless the Pokémon showed some attraction for someone of the masculine gender (Chikorita, for example. It's taken to the extreme in the Italian dub, where even Ash's Snivy and Iris's Emolga are referred as males, suddendly becoming females when using Attract.

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** In many foreign dubs, Pokémon have defined genders, since there are many languages that don't have ambiguous pronouns. A good example is the Brazilian Portuguese dub - there is no "it" in the Portuguese language, only "he" and "she". Therefore, all Pokémon got genders. Usually they went with the everyone-is-male rule, unless the Pokémon showed some attraction for someone of the masculine gender (Chikorita, for example.example). It's taken to the extreme in the Italian dub, where even Ash's Snivy and Iris's Emolga are referred as males, suddendly becoming females when using Attract.


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* In the Italian dub of the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode "The Best Robin", the Carrie Kelly incarnation of Robin is referred as a male, probably a mistake since both in the original and in the Italian dub she haves the same voice actor as the other male Robins.
6th Sep '16 6:19:55 AM rjd1922
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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 female.

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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 female.male.
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]].
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