History Main / SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality

24th Apr '18 8:03:40 PM nombretomado
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** ''KamenRiderGaim'', which features a Badass DarkActionGirl Kamen Rider who, for a while, was one of the stronger characters in the show. During her first battle against TheHero in his MidSeasonUpgrade form, she fights him to a standstill, but was later implied to have held back. It was only after higher tiers of power were introduced and her HeelFaceTurn that she became a little bit dependent on the more powerful male characters.

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** ''KamenRiderGaim'', ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', which features a Badass DarkActionGirl Kamen Rider who, for a while, was one of the stronger characters in the show. During her first battle against TheHero in his MidSeasonUpgrade form, she fights him to a standstill, but was later implied to have held back. It was only after higher tiers of power were introduced and her HeelFaceTurn that she became a little bit dependent on the more powerful male characters.
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* The parody game ''TabletopGame/{{Hol}}'' has no pre-generated female characters to play as because "no woman has been stupid or unlucky" to be sent to the HellHolePrison.

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* The parody game ''TabletopGame/{{Hol}}'' has no pre-generated female characters to play as because "no woman has been stupid or unlucky" to be sent to the HellHolePrison.
HellholePrison.



* ''Videogame/TheWitcher''.

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* ''Videogame/TheWitcher''. ''Videogame/TheWitcher'':



* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' has very few combat-capable female characters and all of them are vastly inferior to the male fighters--in fact, there are ''no'' women shown to be trained in any SupernaturalMartialArts school, and this is a world where someone who isn't a martial artist is a {{mook}}. What drives the series into this level, however, is the treatment of Mamiya, the most competent female fighter in the series. Her LoveInterest gets to beat her by [[DefeatByModesty tearing her clothes off]] and proving that underneath the warrior, she's still a woman, and [[StayInTheKitchen a woman's job is to stay off the battlefield]]. After [[spoiler: he dies]], she voluntarily stops fighting.

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' has very few combat-capable female characters and all of them are vastly inferior to the male fighters--in fact, there are ''no'' women shown to be trained in any SupernaturalMartialArts school, and this is a world where someone who isn't a martial artist is a {{mook}}.{{mook|s}}. What drives the series into this level, however, is the treatment of Mamiya, the most competent female fighter in the series. Her LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} gets to beat her by [[DefeatByModesty tearing her clothes off]] and proving that underneath the warrior, she's still a woman, and [[StayInTheKitchen a woman's job is to stay off the battlefield]]. After [[spoiler: he dies]], she voluntarily stops fighting.



* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' games: In contrast to ''Samurai Warriors''(see below), ''Basara'' only has ''eight'' playable female characters who have less significant roles in the story with the exception of Oichi, Ii Naotora and possibly the GenderFlip Saika Magoichi. Considering that the game took place in the 1500s, [[NeverASelfMadeWoman it’s justified]]. But once the developers made it clear that they wouldn't be adding more female playable characters in Sanada Yukimura’s spinoff game, it made players think that the franchise is gearing itself toward the yaoi fandom with ACastFullOfPrettyBoys, which made it detrimental for the franchise to slide further to the “Know Your Place, Women” level.

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* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' games: In contrast to ''Samurai Warriors''(see below), ''Basara'' only has ''eight'' playable female characters who have less significant roles in the story with the exception of Oichi, Ii Naotora and possibly the GenderFlip Saika Magoichi. Considering that the game took place in the 1500s, [[NeverASelfMadeWoman it’s justified]]. But once the developers made it clear that they wouldn't be adding more female playable characters in Sanada Yukimura’s spinoff game, it made players think that the franchise is gearing itself toward the yaoi fandom with ACastFullOfPrettyBoys, a CastFullOfPrettyBoys, which made it detrimental for the franchise to slide further to the “Know Your Place, Women” level.



** The second half of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' is demoted into this class where Aki becomes a full-front FauxActionGirl with virtually all of her interesting aspects of her personality disappeared in favor of turning her into Yusei's SatelliteLoveInterest. Carly is demoted from a LoveInterest with a full characterization ahead of her into just another {{fangirl}} of Jack along with Mikage and Stephanie. The featured female Sherry is also just as bad as aside from an offscreen victory against {{Mooks}}, she loses all her duels onscreen.

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** The second half of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' is demoted into this class where Aki becomes a full-front FauxActionGirl with virtually all of her interesting aspects of her personality disappeared in favor of turning her into Yusei's SatelliteLoveInterest. Carly is demoted from a LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} with a full characterization ahead of her into just another {{fangirl}} of Jack along with Mikage and Stephanie. The featured female Sherry is also just as bad as aside from an offscreen victory against {{Mooks}}, she loses all her duels onscreen.



* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' tends to zig-zag between this and Almost Perfect Equality. While there are relatively fewer female characters of any prominence, women are shown to be all over the place, ranging from submissive ladies in waiting to skillful bureaucrats. It also depends on the faction, with the FPA tending towards GenderIsNoObject, though even the more patriarchal Empire has a number of formidable women. Essentially it's the opposite of ''A Song of Ice and Fire'', showing a galaxy where gender is treated quite equally but narratively there's little more than one or two token females on any given side (with a cast that's the poster boy for LotsAndLotsOfCharacters).

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* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' tends to zig-zag between this and Almost Perfect Equality. While there are relatively fewer female characters of any prominence, women are shown to be all over the place, ranging from submissive ladies in waiting to skillful bureaucrats. It also depends on the faction, with the FPA tending towards GenderIsNoObject, though even the more patriarchal Empire has a number of formidable women. Essentially it's the opposite of ''A Song of Ice and Fire'', showing a galaxy where gender is treated quite equally but narratively there's little more than one or two token females on any given side (with a cast that's the poster boy for LotsAndLotsOfCharacters).LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters).



* Many FightingGame franchises, [[Franchise/StreetFighter especially]] [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} those]] [[VideoGame/FatalFury established]] in the early-to-mid 90's, have a male-to-female character ratio of about 8:2, and the storylines generally reflect this.
** Female fighting game characters also tend to fall victim to {{Chickification}} in non-video-game spinoffs, such as in ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'' where Cammy is BrainwashedAndCrazy and Chun Li wins one fight... but winds up in a coma.

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* Many FightingGame franchises, [[Franchise/StreetFighter especially]] [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} those]] [[VideoGame/FatalFury established]] in the early-to-mid 90's, have a male-to-female character ratio of about 8:2, and the storylines generally reflect this.
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this. Female fighting game characters also tend to fall victim to {{Chickification}} in non-video-game spinoffs, such as in ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'' where Cammy is BrainwashedAndCrazy and Chun Li wins one fight... but winds up in a coma.



* Most of the installments in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''' are equal for player characters, with the option to play as a male or female, and Gym Leaders, who tend to have an even split between genders. However, the female Pokemon professor in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' is so far the only woman to hold the position and your starter Pokemon is more likely to be male than female.

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* Most of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' installments in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''' are equal for player characters, with the option to play as a male or female, and Gym Leaders, who tend to have an even split between genders. However, the female Pokemon professor in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' is so far the only woman to hold the position and your starter Pokemon is more likely to be male than female.



* ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' has the males dominating the plot of the game, with the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple lone females]] of each cliques being treated as mere LoveInterest for the lead male, and unable to even put up any fight when they are being attacked.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' has the males dominating the plot of the game, with the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple lone females]] of each cliques being treated as mere LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} for the lead male, and unable to even put up any fight when they are being attacked.



* In the first half of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', you have a well developed ActionGirl that serves as the female lead, and IntrepidReporter LoveInterest of Jack that is a stronged willed girl and fulfills her reputation as a DarkActionGirl. Sadly, it demotes itself after the second half of 5Ds.

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* In the first half of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', you have a well developed ActionGirl that serves as the female lead, and IntrepidReporter LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} of Jack that is a stronged willed girl and fulfills her reputation as a DarkActionGirl. Sadly, it demotes itself after the second half of 5Ds.



** To make things more complex: [[spoiler:the aforementioned woman that [[FaceHeelTurn defected to the Titans]] was Reccoa, who did it either because Scirocco manipulated her or because she didn't want to be a tool for men, even though that is essentially what she became when she turned over to the Titans. Emma calls her out on this, as she herself defected from her original faction [[DefectorFromDecadence for better reasons]].]]

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** To make things more complex: [[spoiler:the aforementioned woman that [[FaceHeelTurn defected to the Titans]] was Reccoa, who did it either because Scirocco manipulated her or because she didn't want to be a tool for men, even though that is essentially what she became when she turned over to the Titans. Emma calls her out on this, as she herself defected from her original faction [[DefectorFromDecadence for better reasons]].]]reasons]]]].



* ''Manga/HollowFields'', being written for all demographics, takes special care in regarding both genders with equal capability and importance. There are more women than men in the setting, with the protagonist being a female, but this doesn't stop the male characters from playing crucial roles in the story. Almost everyone is capable of [[MadScientist mad science]], and the sole exception is an artificial creation designed solely for watchkeeping (and has an ambiguous gender). The female Engineers, despite being portrayed as {{Hot Teacher}}s, are not played for {{fanservice}}, and are capable of being just as [[SadisticTeacher sadistic]] and [[EvilTeacher evil]] as their male counterparts. There are [[DistressedDude characters of both]] [[DistressedDamsel genders in distress]], and either have a [[JustifiedTrope valid reason]] for being distressed, are still capable of helping their rescuer, or are an [[AcceptableTargets Acceptable Target]]. [[DefangedHorrors Considering what kind of a story this is]], both genders are also susceptible to a FateWorseThanDeath if they don't do what it takes to survive.

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* ''Manga/HollowFields'', being written for all demographics, takes special care in regarding both genders with equal capability and importance. There are more women than men in the setting, with the protagonist being a female, but this doesn't stop the male characters from playing crucial roles in the story. Almost everyone is capable of [[MadScientist mad science]], and the sole exception is an artificial creation designed solely for watchkeeping (and has an ambiguous gender). The female Engineers, despite being portrayed as {{Hot Teacher}}s, are not played for {{fanservice}}, and are capable of being just as [[SadisticTeacher sadistic]] and [[EvilTeacher evil]] as their male counterparts. There are [[DistressedDude characters of both]] [[DistressedDamsel [[DamselInDistress genders in distress]], and either have a [[JustifiedTrope valid reason]] for being distressed, are still capable of helping their rescuer, or are an [[AcceptableTargets Acceptable Target]]. [[DefangedHorrors Considering what kind of a story this is]], both genders are also susceptible to a FateWorseThanDeath if they don't do what it takes to survive.



* Dorne in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' averts the HeirClubForMen where the eldest child, regardless of gender, is the first to inherit and openly accepts women to be ActionGirl. They're also tolerant to same-sex relationships which made other Westerosi nobles view them as SavageSouth. These practices were brought by the Rhoynar Queen Nymeria who married Mors Martell to unite the region under their rule. However, on the personal side, Arianne Martell suspects that her father is passing her inheritance to her younger brother, Quentyn, [[spoiler:which got her starting a coup to reclaim her birthright except it failed and she found out that her father is planning to marry her to Viserys Targaryen as part of their family's revenge to help Targaryens reclaim the throne and to destroy the Lannisters for killing their relatives and this could make her queen if it succeeded. Though Viserys died [[TooDumbToLive for insulting Khal Drogo]], she's still heiress of Dorne and Quentyn is the one continuing the plan by wooing to Dany. But when Dany suddenly left Mereen after riding Drogon, Quentyn tried to tame her other two dragons but got burnt into a crisp]].

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* Dorne in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' averts the HeirClubForMen where the eldest child, regardless of gender, is the first to inherit and openly accepts women to be ActionGirl. They're also tolerant to same-sex relationships which made other Westerosi nobles view them as SavageSouth.TheSavageSouth. These practices were brought by the Rhoynar Queen Nymeria who married Mors Martell to unite the region under their rule. However, on the personal side, Arianne Martell suspects that her father is passing her inheritance to her younger brother, Quentyn, [[spoiler:which got her starting a coup to reclaim her birthright except it failed and she found out that her father is planning to marry her to Viserys Targaryen as part of their family's revenge to help Targaryens reclaim the throne and to destroy the Lannisters for killing their relatives and this could make her queen if it succeeded. Though Viserys died [[TooDumbToLive for insulting Khal Drogo]], she's still heiress of Dorne and Quentyn is the one continuing the plan by wooing to Dany. But when Dany suddenly left Mereen after riding Drogon, Quentyn tried to tame her other two dragons but got burnt into a crisp]].



* The crew of Serenity in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' appears this way. Zoe, the first mate, is just as respected as Captain Mal, and perfectly capable of leading if he is indisposed.
** Also, no bones are made at all in the show that she's an ActionGirl, nor is her NonActionGuy husband treated as being any less of a man just because his wife could kick his ass.

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* The crew of Serenity in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' appears this way. Zoe, the first mate, is just as respected as Captain Mal, and perfectly capable of leading if he is indisposed.
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indisposed. Also, no bones are made at all in the show that she's an ActionGirl, nor is her NonActionGuy husband treated as being any less of a man just because his wife could kick his ass.



* OrangeIsTheNewBlack, despite being set in an all female prison actually falls closer to here rather than any of the higher levels. It naturally has a lot more female characters but there are still plenty of male characters in the prison staff and families of the inmates. Said male characters are just as competent, flawed and/or villainous as the female characters. It even averts the suggestion of men naturally having a position of power by having plenty of female characters among the staff too.

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* OrangeIsTheNewBlack, ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', despite being set in an all female prison actually falls closer to here rather than any of the higher levels. It naturally has a lot more female characters but there are still plenty of male characters in the prison staff and families of the inmates. Said male characters are just as competent, flawed and/or villainous as the female characters. It even averts the suggestion of men naturally having a position of power by having plenty of female characters among the staff too.



** Though there are only a few female Enclave soldiers (besides, they look the same as men due to the PowerArmor, making it hard to tell them apart). Most of them are given seemingly safer jobs as scientists and leaving the dangerous wasteland duties to the men. Most likely because of their wish to preserve the human species.

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** Though there are only a few female Enclave soldiers (besides, they look the same as men due to the PowerArmor, PoweredArmor, making it hard to tell them apart). Most of them are given seemingly safer jobs as scientists and leaving the dangerous wasteland duties to the men. Most likely because of their wish to preserve the human species.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has an interesting case. Aside from the obvious situation of lacking statistical differences between the genders, all three nations are led by women, and the main contact for the second half of the story in A Realm Reborn is female as well (making roughly half of the active members of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn female, if you count Tataru; if the PlayerCharacter is female that balance is tilted). In addition, A Realm Reborn adds playable male [[PettingZooPeople Miq'ote]] and female Rogaedyn, maintaining the balance of playable genders. However, while Kan-E-Senna of Gridania and Admiral Bloefyswyn of Limsa Lominsan are strong ActionGirl leaders of their nations, Sultana Nanamo of Ul'dah is a tiny Lalafell and unsuited to fighting, so the Ul'dah contact is her hulking general, Raubahn (he is often seen ''carrying'' her). Additionally, [[spoiler:after defeating Titan, Minfilia and half of the Scions (including plenty of the men, mind) are kidnapped. Fortunately the two "active" women, Yda and Y'shtola, escape and help you coordinate the rescue, but it still is a little rocky.]] On the plus side? NPC dialogue will actually change to reflect your character's gender when speaking about you. It all sorta evens out, really.
* ''Videogame/MOTHER'' (also known as ''VideoGame/EarthBound'') is a series that focuses on a male protagonist throughout all three games, but does tend to feature females as being fairly integral to the story throughout the series. Gameplay-wise, the female playables all suffer from being cast as relatively frail physically, though Mother 1 has a Pippi-Longstocking shoutout who joins early and is the strongest character in the game growthwise (same stat growth as Teddy, the game's physical powerhouse), and though Ana is technically optional, she gets a myriad of insanely strong offensive, defensive, and support PSI, and is arguably the most potent PSI user in the entire series; she can do nearly anything with her PSI. Mother 2/EarthBound is perhaps the worst offender of the series, with Paula being kidnapped repeatedly, despite her being the first playable character with some extremely potent offensive PSI at her disposal, and the one who is integral in bringing together all the other characters as well as the one character needed during the final battle thanks to her special ability. Mother 3 is by far the best in terms of gender equality portrayal, including dealing with androgyny and transgenderism in a positive light.
* ''VideoGame/Saga'' features relatively equal amounts of male and female characters throughout the games. The early ones had marginally different starting stats and equipment depending on if you chose male or female characters (with females actually being advantageous in several cases such as getting a Saber in the first game if you started female), but gender had no effect whatsoever on your stat growth or what skills/equipment you could use.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has an interesting case. Aside from the obvious situation of lacking statistical differences between the genders, all three nations are led by women, and the main contact for the second half of the story in A Realm Reborn is female as well (making roughly half of the active members of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn female, if you count Tataru; if the PlayerCharacter is female that balance is tilted). In addition, A Realm Reborn adds playable male [[PettingZooPeople Miq'ote]] and female Rogaedyn, maintaining the balance of playable genders. However, while Kan-E-Senna of Gridania and Admiral Bloefyswyn of Limsa Lominsan are strong ActionGirl leaders of their nations, Sultana Nanamo of Ul'dah is a tiny Lalafell and unsuited to fighting, so the Ul'dah contact is her hulking general, Raubahn (he is often seen ''carrying'' her). Additionally, [[spoiler:after defeating Titan, Minfilia and half of the Scions (including plenty of the men, mind) are kidnapped. Fortunately the two "active" women, Yda and Y'shtola, escape and help you coordinate the rescue, but it still is a little rocky.]] rocky]]. On the plus side? NPC dialogue will actually change to reflect your character's gender when speaking about you. It all sorta evens out, really.
* ''Videogame/MOTHER'' ''Videogame/{{MOTHER}}'' (also known as ''VideoGame/EarthBound'') is a series that focuses on a male protagonist throughout all three games, but does tend to feature females as being fairly integral to the story throughout the series. Gameplay-wise, the female playables all suffer from being cast as relatively frail physically, though Mother 1 has a Pippi-Longstocking shoutout who joins early and is the strongest character in the game growthwise (same stat growth as Teddy, the game's physical powerhouse), and though Ana is technically optional, she gets a myriad of insanely strong offensive, defensive, and support PSI, and is arguably the most potent PSI user in the entire series; she can do nearly anything with her PSI. Mother 2/EarthBound is perhaps the worst offender of the series, with Paula being kidnapped repeatedly, despite her being the first playable character with some extremely potent offensive PSI at her disposal, and the one who is integral in bringing together all the other characters as well as the one character needed during the final battle thanks to her special ability. Mother 3 is by far the best in terms of gender equality portrayal, including dealing with androgyny and transgenderism in a positive light.
* ''VideoGame/Saga'' ''Franchise/{{SaGa|RPG}}'' features relatively equal amounts of male and female characters throughout the games. The early ones had marginally different starting stats and equipment depending on if you chose male or female characters (with females actually being advantageous in several cases such as getting a Saber in the first game if you started female), but gender had no effect whatsoever on your stat growth or what skills/equipment you could use.



* Most [[OtomeGame otome games]] have plot driven mainly by men with minimally written female characters, [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys since that's what most people play them for]]. ''VisualNovel/CodeRealize'' stands out for having a protagonist with agency in the story and having characterization and backstory just as rich as the male love interests. [[ActionGirl She can hold her own in a battle, too.]] There are many other women that play major roles in the story, all of them well-written and badass to some degree.

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* Most [[OtomeGame [[RomanceGame otome games]] have plot driven mainly by men with minimally written female characters, [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys since that's what most people play them for]]. ''VisualNovel/CodeRealize'' stands out for having a protagonist with agency in the story and having characterization and backstory just as rich as the male love interests. [[ActionGirl She can hold her own in a battle, too.]] There are many other women that play major roles in the story, all of them well-written and badass to some degree.



** ''VideoGame/TalesofBerseria'' is the first Tales games in which the protagonist is female, and sure enough, she's a massive badass who carries the story exceptionally well, with a great deal of depth to boot.

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** ''VideoGame/TalesofBerseria'' ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' is the first Tales games in which the protagonist is female, and sure enough, she's a massive badass who carries the story exceptionally well, with a great deal of depth to boot.



* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' and its [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheRepublicIISithLords sequel]] featured more female Jedi and Sith than the ''Star Wars'' movies themselves. One of them (Bastila Shan) ended as a DamselInDistress but she kicked ass when she got out and is well known by the Jedi for her Battle Meditation which boosts the morale of her side through the Force. The other woman in the sequel (Kreia) is very cryptic in giving lessons to the PlayerCharacter [[spoiler:and it turns out that she's a Sith who wants to destroy the Force]].

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' and its [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheRepublicIISithLords [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords sequel]] featured more female Jedi and Sith than the ''Star Wars'' movies themselves. One of them (Bastila Shan) ended as a DamselInDistress but she kicked ass when she got out and is well known by the Jedi for her Battle Meditation which boosts the morale of her side through the Force. The other woman in the sequel (Kreia) is very cryptic in giving lessons to the PlayerCharacter [[spoiler:and it turns out that she's a Sith who wants to destroy the Force]].



* ''[[Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers Darwin's Soldiers]]'' has several [[ActionGirl female combatants]] and [[DistressedDude men]] [[JamesBondage in distress]]. In general, a combatant has an even chance of being male or female.

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* ''[[Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers Darwin's Soldiers]]'' has several [[ActionGirl female combatants]] and [[DistressedDude men]] [[JamesBondage men in distress]]. In general, a combatant has an even chance of being male or female.



* Many {{sitcom}}s, particularly the family-based ones, run on the "dumb husband screws up, competent wife fixes it" trope, e.g. ''Series/HomeImprovement''.

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* Many {{sitcom}}s, particularly the family-based ones, run on the "dumb "[[WomenAreWiser dumb husband screws up, competent wife fixes it" it]]" trope, e.g. ''Series/HomeImprovement''.



* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' developed most of the female cast than the male ones. Beatrice is the TheChessmaster who pitted Battler Ushiromiya into a game of wits and logic in order to solve the Rokkenjima massacre if it's done by magic or not. The other witches such as Bernkastel and Lambadelta are proven to be [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitches]] in their own right and the female members of the Ushiromiya family have their own personal stories, particularly with the mothers. Among the male cast, Batler, Kanon, Kinzo, George, Rudolf and Willard H. Wright are the only ones who have stantout personalities and stories with Kinzo's backstory on how everyone got into this mess while Rudolf has some HiddenDepths with Kyrie, particularly in Episode 7. However, Hideyoshi is the least developed character and Krauss is least competent family member despite being the eldest son.

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' developed most of the female cast than the male ones. Beatrice is the TheChessmaster who pitted Battler Ushiromiya into a game of wits and logic in order to solve the Rokkenjima massacre if it's done by magic or not. The other witches such as Bernkastel and Lambadelta are proven to be [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitches]] in their own right and the female members of the Ushiromiya family have their own personal stories, particularly with the mothers. Among the male cast, Batler, Kanon, Kinzo, George, Rudolf and Willard H. Wright are the only ones who have stantout standout personalities and stories with Kinzo's backstory on how everyone got into this mess while Rudolf has some HiddenDepths with Kyrie, particularly in Episode 7. However, Hideyoshi is the least developed character and Krauss is least competent family member despite being the eldest son.






* In the Creator/GeneRoddenberry TV-pilot film ''Planet Earth'', the PAX team led by Dylan Hunt encounters a society where the women rule the man, and in many ways, reverse 20th Century gender roles, attitudes and behaviors.
** This is a favorite of Roddenberry's: he [[RecycledInSPACE uses the exact same society setup]] in the Season 1 ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E13AngelOne Angel One]]".

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* In the Creator/GeneRoddenberry TV-pilot film ''Planet Earth'', the PAX team led by Dylan Hunt encounters a society where the women rule the man, and in many ways, reverse 20th Century gender roles, attitudes and behaviors.
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behaviors. This is a favorite of Roddenberry's: he [[RecycledInSPACE uses the exact same society setup]] in the Season 1 ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E13AngelOne Angel One]]".






* In ''Anime/MiyukiChanInWonderland'', there are ''no'' male characters, just a bunch of [[SexyWhateverCostume attractive, costumed]] women who [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer all want to get in Miyuki's pants]]. Justified, as it's taking place all inside the eponymous Miyuki's head, and it's all but stated outright that she's [[TransparentCloset a closeted]] lesbian or bisexual.

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* In ''Anime/MiyukiChanInWonderland'', there are ''no'' male characters, just a bunch of [[SexyWhateverCostume [[SexyWhateverOutfit attractive, costumed]] women who [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer all want to get in Miyuki's pants]]. Justified, as it's taking place all inside the eponymous Miyuki's head, and it's all but stated outright that she's [[TransparentCloset a closeted]] lesbian or bisexual.



* Amazons from ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' comics live on a separate island, without any men.
** In ''Comicbook/{{Planetary}}'', their {{Exp|y}}ies also have technology a thousand years more advanced than the rest of the world. They were planning to send an emissary that would usher all mankind into a new golden age. However, they were still slaughtered by The Four.
** Somewhat downgraded/averted in ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''.

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* Amazons from ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' comics live on a separate island, without any men.
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men. In ''Comicbook/{{Planetary}}'', their {{Exp|y}}ies also have technology a thousand years more advanced than the rest of the world. They were planning to send an emissary that would usher all mankind into a new golden age. However, they were still slaughtered by The Four.
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Four. Somewhat downgraded/averted in ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''.



* UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 RPG ''Nuga-Cel'' informs you outright at the start that absolutely no men will be appearing in the game, not even as [=NPCs=]. The (male) narrator who informs you of this is fired on the spot, never to be seen again. Although the player character is male, he is never seen or heard, unless [[spoiler:you get a particular ending where he becomes the final boss.]]
* The Asari from ''MassEffect'' do ''technically'' fall into this, being a race of BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe, being all biologically female, not requiring a male (or even one of their own species) to procreate, and having the most advanced tech and most graceful architecture in the galaxy. In addition, they all have biotic powers and have a natural life span of around one thousand years (barring injury, illness or death, of course) and in general are viewed as wise, peaceful beings. Although, since there is no (and never was a) male counterpart to the asari, it's argued that they are "genderless" (but just happen to fit all the traits of a human female). However, they are also stereotyped as the sex objects of the universe. Every species known is attracted to them, they are considered naturally beautiful and adept to sexual promiscuity, there are asari strippers everywhere, and many of the important asari characters show off skin or boobs. So, in short, they fit both the tropes of the StrawFeminist utopia ''and'' women as sexual objects.

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* UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 RPG ''Nuga-Cel'' informs you outright at the start that absolutely no men will be appearing in the game, not even as [=NPCs=]. The (male) narrator who informs you of this is fired on the spot, never to be seen again. Although the player character is male, he is never seen or heard, unless [[spoiler:you get a particular ending where he becomes the final boss.]]
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* The Asari from ''MassEffect'' ''Franchise/MassEffect'' do ''technically'' fall into this, being a race of BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe, being all biologically female, not requiring a male (or even one of their own species) to procreate, and having the most advanced tech and most graceful architecture in the galaxy. In addition, they all have biotic powers and have a natural life span of around one thousand years (barring injury, illness or death, of course) and in general are viewed as wise, peaceful beings. Although, since there is no (and never was a) male counterpart to the asari, it's argued that they are "genderless" (but just happen to fit all the traits of a human female). However, they are also stereotyped as the sex objects of the universe. Every species known is attracted to them, they are considered naturally beautiful and adept to sexual promiscuity, there are asari strippers everywhere, and many of the important asari characters show off skin or boobs. So, in short, they fit both the tropes of the StrawFeminist utopia ''and'' women as sexual objects.
7th Apr '18 7:42:57 AM TheKaizerreich
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* ''Kiniitta Chitsu ni Ikinari Nakadashi OK na Resort Shima'', a {{Hentai}} manga series, is like this. While most erotic manga fall at least even just a little lower on the scale, this series is about island resorts populated literally only by cowardly men, and all the girls and women are complete sluts (whether they know it or not) ripe for the taking. It is so over the top, it enters FetishRetardant and {{Narm}} territory.
30th Mar '18 4:12:22 PM __Vano
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* This was parodied in Polish movie ''Sexmisja'' (English title: ''Sexmission''), where two male protagonists wake up from hibernation in a world where all males were killed by a pandemic and nuclear war. Women live underground and their community denies the existence of males. However, [[spoiler:their leader is in fact a transvestite who somehow managed to survive the end of the male race, and the movie ends with our heroes manipulating a cloning machine to create a new male breed]]. Keep in mind, that this move was directed in the times of communism and was one big GettingCrapPastTheRadar about living in a land under the control of a communist party.

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* This was parodied in Polish movie ''Sexmisja'' (English title: ''Sexmission''), ''Sexmission'') where two male protagonists wake up from hibernation in a world where all males were killed by a pandemic and nuclear war. Women live underground and their community denies the existence of males. However, [[spoiler:their leader is in fact a transvestite crossdresser who somehow managed to survive the end of the male race, and the movie ends with our heroes manipulating a cloning machine to create a new male breed]]. Keep in mind, mind that this move movie was directed in the times of communism and was one big GettingCrapPastTheRadar about living in a land under the control of a communist party.
30th Mar '18 3:37:01 PM __Vano
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** Though there are few if any female Enclave soldiers. Most of them are given seemingly safer jobs as scientists and leaving the dangerous wasteland duties to the men. Most likely because of their wish to preserve the human species.

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** Though there are only a few if any female Enclave soldiers.soldiers (besides, they look the same as men due to the PowerArmor, making it hard to tell them apart). Most of them are given seemingly safer jobs as scientists and leaving the dangerous wasteland duties to the men. Most likely because of their wish to preserve the human species.
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* The ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series is here in regards to the characters and [[AuthorTract philosophy]], though most of the societies are heavily unequal in one way or another. The [[TheEmpire House and Rahl and the Imperial Order]] are ruled by {{straw misogynist}}s, where women are considered [[HeirClubForMen breeding stock]] or [[TheWomenAreSafeWithUs worse]]. The Midlands is an odd example: It's a patriarchal society where women wear their hair cut short as a sign of submission to men, but the ruling Confessors wear their hair long as a sign of defiance and [[OffingTheOffspring kill all of their male children at birth]] because they don't think men have the "[[WomenAreWiser unique compassion of a woman]]" to resist abusing [[CompellingVoice their powers]], thereby placing them at either the far end of female domination, or a kind of isolated Full Gender Separation within a non-separated society. The Westlands is probably the most equal, with women able to rise to the highest positions (councilors), laws in place to protect women and harshly punish rapists, and none of the obvious social restrictions that women in the Midlands live under.

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* The ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series is here in regards to the characters and [[AuthorTract philosophy]], though most of the societies are heavily unequal in one way or another. The [[TheEmpire House and Rahl and the Imperial Order]] are ruled by {{straw misogynist}}s, where women are considered [[HeirClubForMen breeding stock]] or [[TheWomenAreSafeWithUs worse]]. The Midlands is an odd example: It's a patriarchal society where women wear their hair cut short as a sign of submission to men, but the ruling Confessors wear their hair long as a sign of defiance and [[OffingTheOffspring kill all of their male children at birth]] because they don't think men have the "[[WomenAreWiser unique compassion of a woman]]" to resist abusing [[CompellingVoice their powers]], thereby placing them at either the far end of female domination, or a kind of isolated Full Gender Separation within a non-separated society. The Westlands Westland is probably the most equal, with women able to rise to the highest positions (councilors), laws in place to protect women and harshly punish rapists, and none of the obvious social restrictions that women in the Midlands live under.
29th Mar '18 4:23:44 PM Temporary14
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* ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'': Being a show about historical warriors battling to the death that's RatedMForManly, it's to be expected. Briefly became a type 4 in one episode of Season 2 (CIA vs. KGB), where both sides had one female operative, and one of them ([[spoiler:The KGB]]) kicked quite a bit of ass. Later it got its first female warrior in her own right in the form of UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc who fought against William the Conqueror: [[spoiler:she even won.]]

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* ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'': Being a show about historical warriors battling to the death that's RatedMForManly, it's to be expected. Briefly became a type 4 in one episode of Season 2 (CIA vs. KGB), where both sides had one female operative, and one of them ([[spoiler:The KGB]]) kicked quite a bit of ass. Later Later, it got its first female warrior in her own right in the form of UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc, who fought against William the Conqueror: [[spoiler:she Conqueror. [[spoiler:She even won.]]



* ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', as a generalization, tends to abide by traditional gender roles alongside rare "exceptional" cases. For instance, almost every bandit, thug, henchman and soldier Geralt encounters is male, the vast majority of important female characters are young and beautiful, while most important male ones are tough and weathered. Most heads of state are men, and that continues all the way down to local barons and village ealdormen. Named female characters who are considered adept in male fields (like combat or craftsmanship) are treated as [[YouGoGirl exceptional pioneers]] who are not just good but [[PositiveDiscrimination better]] and [[WomenAreWiser wiser]] than men. When subjects like rape and spousal abuse become a plot point, it's always male-on-female. Much of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores. At one point, the female {{Deuteragonist}} Ciri is praised by a group of soldiers for being an ActionGirl, but she's treated as an exception with one of the soldiers then questioning her ability to ride a horse since most women he knows "can't ride anything other than a cock proper".

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* ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', as a generalization, tends generalization (due to abide by traditional gender roles DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores), alongside rare "exceptional" cases. For instance, almost Almost every bandit, thug, henchman henchman, and soldier Geralt encounters is male, the vast majority of important female characters women are young and beautiful, beautiful while most important male ones men are tough and weathered. Most heads of state are men, and that continues all the way down to local barons and village ealdormen. Named female characters women who are considered adept in male fields (like combat or craftsmanship) are treated as [[YouGoGirl exceptional pioneers]] who are not just good but often [[PositiveDiscrimination better]] and [[WomenAreWiser wiser]] than men. When subjects like rape and spousal abuse become a plot point, it's always male-on-female. Much of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores. At one point, the female {{Deuteragonist}} Ciri is praised by a group of soldiers for being an ActionGirl, but she's treated as an exception with one of the soldiers then questioning her ability to ride a horse since most women he knows "can't ride anything other than a cock proper".
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* Creator/TerryBrooks' ''The Sword of Literature/{{Shannara}}'', probably because it was just a ripoff of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''; the next book has the world saved by a girl and in the third one of the trilogy, one of the protagonists is a girl.

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* Creator/TerryBrooks' ''The Sword of Literature/{{Shannara}}'', probably because it was just a ripoff of so heavily influenced by ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''; the next book has the world saved by a girl and in the third one of the trilogy, one of the protagonists is a girl.



* ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'': Being a show about historical warriors battling to the death that's RatedMForManly, it's to be expected. Briefly became a type 4 in one episode of Season 2 (CIA vs. KGB), where both sides had one female operative, and one of them ([[spoiler:The KGB]]) kicked quite a bit of ass. Later it got its first female warrior in her own right in the form of UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc who fought against William the Conqueror: she even ([[spoiler:won.]])

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* ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'': Being a show about historical warriors battling to the death that's RatedMForManly, it's to be expected. Briefly became a type 4 in one episode of Season 2 (CIA vs. KGB), where both sides had one female operative, and one of them ([[spoiler:The KGB]]) kicked quite a bit of ass. Later it got its first female warrior in her own right in the form of UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc who fought against William the Conqueror: she [[spoiler:she even ([[spoiler:won.]])won.]]
25th Mar '18 4:37:35 AM darkemyst
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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'': all the titular seven are males, the villain is male and most of the supporting cast are male. Petra, Chico's TokenRomance, is the only female with a speaking part. Surprisingly when it was remade as a [[Series/TheMagnificentSeven TV series]], they didn't give one of the seven a GenderFlip, but instead included a female journalist as a significant character.

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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'': ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'': all the titular seven are males, the villain is male and most of the supporting cast are male. Petra, Chico's TokenRomance, is the only female with a speaking part. Surprisingly when it was remade as a [[Series/TheMagnificentSeven TV series]], they didn't give one of the seven a GenderFlip, but instead included a female journalist as a significant character.
18th Mar '18 4:04:25 PM RedScharlach
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* Similarly, the ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'' stories written by their original author E.P Jacobs feature a grand total of one female character who got more than a few lines--and she was a litteral medieval DamselInDistress in a TimeTravel episode, who appeared during one third of the story. Authors who took over the series after Jacobs' death have been adding more female characters to the series.

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* Similarly, the ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'' stories written by their original author E.P Jacobs feature a grand total of one female character who got more than a few lines--and she was a litteral literal medieval DamselInDistress in a TimeTravel episode, who appeared during one third of the story. Authors who took over the series after Jacobs' death have been adding more female characters to the series.



* ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}''; there is talk of wives left behind, but the only women that actually appear in the film are either waving to the troops or tending the wounded in the background.

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* ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}''; there ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}'': There is talk of wives left behind, but the only women that actually appear in the film are either waving to the troops or tending the wounded in the background.



* ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' has an all male main cast. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as it is set in a WWII POW camp, where there generally were not many women. There were talks about including a MsFanservice in the cast, but it never happened.
* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'': all the titular seven are males, the villain is male and most of the supporting cast are male. Petra, Chico's TokenRomance is the only female with a speaking part. Surprisingly when it was remade as a [[Series/TheMagnificentSeven TV series]], they didn't give one of the seven a GenderFlip--but rather including a female journalist as a significant character.

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* ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' has an all male all-male main cast. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as it is set in a WWII POW camp, where there generally were not many women. There were talks about including a MsFanservice in the cast, but it never happened.
* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'': all the titular seven are males, the villain is male and most of the supporting cast are male. Petra, Chico's TokenRomance TokenRomance, is the only female with a speaking part. Surprisingly when it was remade as a [[Series/TheMagnificentSeven TV series]], they didn't give one of the seven a GenderFlip--but rather including GenderFlip, but instead included a female journalist as a significant character.



** Succubi in this series are [[NonMaliciousMonster harmless]] and thus a complete package of male sexual fantasy. There is zero downside to having sex with one, as they're all absurdly beautiful and kinky, and have few concerns outside of giving and seeking sexual pleasure. While we're told that their male equivalents (incubi) exist, we've never seen one or any other creature which would reverse genders. [[MonsterMisogyny Any monster that desires human women are hostile and deadly]], as a ''rule''.

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** Succubi in this series are [[NonMaliciousMonster harmless]] and thus a complete package of male sexual fantasy. There is zero downside to having sex with one, as they're all absurdly beautiful and kinky, and have few concerns outside of giving and seeking sexual pleasure. While we're told that their male equivalents (incubi) exist, we've never seen one or any other creature which would reverse genders. [[MonsterMisogyny Any monster monsters that desires desire human women are hostile and deadly]], as a ''rule''.



* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge'' has most of the female characters as supporting roles or getting StuffedIntoTheFridge ([[spoiler:Yurin's]] death is a prime example). It's worse the SatelliteLoveInterest such as Emily and Romary who don't appear much in the next generations as if their entire existence in the show is to pop out Asemu and Kio respectively. Wendy, Kio's presumed love interest, barely does much asides from taking care of the kids and it's only in the side materials that gave her a proper role.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge'' has most of the female characters as supporting roles or getting StuffedIntoTheFridge ([[spoiler:Yurin's]] death is a prime example). It's worse the SatelliteLoveInterest such as Emily and Romary who don't appear much in the next generations as if their entire existence in the show is to pop out Asemu and Kio respectively. Wendy, Kio's presumed love interest, barely does much asides from taking care of the kids and it's only in the side materials that gave give her a proper role.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Pendragon}}'' defaults to this. Female knights are possible, but male is the assumed default and the game offers little mechanical suppourt for them (much to the frustration of people who want to play them).

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pendragon}}'' defaults to this. Female knights are possible, but male is the assumed default and the game offers little mechanical suppourt support for them (much to the frustration of people who want to play them).



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': there are very few females. It's no surprise to find that the lead male Skipper can be a sexist jerk.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': there There are very few females. It's no surprise to find that the lead male Skipper can be a sexist jerk.



* ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}'' may belong here. There are only two female characters in major plot roles, Doc and Ran. And while they are perfectly good at the jobs they perform (and Doc is a MadScientist, which is an unusual role for a woman), both of them answer to men. There are also no women with any combat ability worth speaking of, like there are with men.

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* ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}'' may belong here. There are only two female characters in major plot roles, Doc and Ran. And while they are perfectly good at the jobs they perform (and Doc is a MadScientist, which is an unusual role for a woman), both of them answer to men. There are also no women with any combat ability worth speaking of, like as there are with men.



* Manga/{{Toriko}} winds up here. Women like Melk the Second and Rin are shown to be quite capable at their own work (neither of which is typical feminine work), and a few other competent women are sprinkled here and there, but they all get very little screentime compared to the main male cast.

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* Manga/{{Toriko}} winds up here. Women like Melk the Second and Rin are shown to be quite capable at their own work jobs (neither of which is typical feminine work), and a few other competent women are sprinkled here and there, but they all get very little screentime compared to the main male cast.



* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' tends to zig-zag between this and Almost Perfect Equality. While there are relatively fewer female characters of any prominence, women are shown to be all over the place, ranging from submissive ladies in waiting to skillful bureaucrats. It also depends on the faction, with the FPA tending towards GenderIsNoObject, though even the more patriarchal Empire has a number of formidable women. Essentially it's the opposite of A Song of Ice and Fire, showing a galaxy where gender is treated quite equally but narratively there's little more than one or two token females on any given side (with a cast that's the poster boy for LotsAndLotsOfCharacters).
* In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', [=Zoe/Izumi=] is the only female member out of the 6 spirit warriors, and she loses in every fight against her male opponents (Even when she got her spirit evolution, she still has to be saved by Takuya) and only winning against the [[DesignatedGirlFight lone female enemy]] Ranamon. A massive step back compared to the other [[Anime/DigimonAdventure three]] [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Digimon]] [[Anime/DigimonTamers animes]] before it where there are more female ratio and is just as competent and characterized as the males
** Another issue besides her satellite "nice girl" personality is that she is treated as MsFanservice, not only in appearance and scenes but also the series as well where every single male is attracted to her. When it overlaps with FauxActionGirl, it creates a really awkward combination that leaves her an unpopular character.

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* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' tends to zig-zag between this and Almost Perfect Equality. While there are relatively fewer female characters of any prominence, women are shown to be all over the place, ranging from submissive ladies in waiting to skillful bureaucrats. It also depends on the faction, with the FPA tending towards GenderIsNoObject, though even the more patriarchal Empire has a number of formidable women. Essentially it's the opposite of A ''A Song of Ice and Fire, Fire'', showing a galaxy where gender is treated quite equally but narratively there's little more than one or two token females on any given side (with a cast that's the poster boy for LotsAndLotsOfCharacters).
* In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', [=Zoe/Izumi=] is the only female member out of the 6 spirit warriors, and she loses in every fight against her male opponents (Even (even when she got gets her spirit evolution, she still has to be saved by Takuya) and only winning against the [[DesignatedGirlFight lone female enemy]] Ranamon. A massive step back compared to the other [[Anime/DigimonAdventure three]] [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Digimon]] [[Anime/DigimonTamers animes]] before it it, where there are more female ratio characters and is they are just as competent and characterized as the males
males.
** Another issue besides her satellite "nice girl" personality is that she is treated as MsFanservice, not only in appearance and scenes but also the series as well where every single male is attracted to her. When it overlaps with FauxActionGirl, it creates a really awkward combination that leaves her an unpopular character.



* Many manly action movies such as ''Film/ConAir'', which had two women with supporting roles, they were the protagonist's wife and the female prison guard.

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* Many manly action movies such as ''Film/ConAir'', which had two women with supporting roles, roles: they were the protagonist's wife and the female prison guard.



* ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' zigzags from Whores, Whores, Whores and this back and forth. In a Watsonian perspective, most of the female characters such as Phedre and Melisandre are skilled in manipulation, diplomacy, espionage and politics. Terre d'Ange has a Queen and they don't discriminate gender since it's an EternalSexualFreedom and the prostitution is treated with respect. But in a Doylist perspective, they're not exactly equal in gender since most of the D'Angeline female character we've encountered are good in sex or know a thing about sex which employs AllWomenAreLustful and there's a lack of female warriors. Phedre is a courtesan whose only job is to spy and seduce regardless of gender and there are several times when she was raped and tortured. Outside of Terre d' Ange, the women weren't treated very well and prostitutes are treated like second-class citizens. It gets worse by the time, Imriel became the POV character and several major female characters including Phedre are demoted to secondary characters.

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* ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' zigzags back and forth from Whores, Whores, Whores and this back and forth. In to this. From a Watsonian perspective, most of the female characters such as Phedre and Melisandre are skilled in at manipulation, diplomacy, espionage and politics. Terre d'Ange has a Queen and they don't discriminate gender between genders since it's an a land of EternalSexualFreedom and the prostitution is treated with respect. But in from a Doylist perspective, they're not exactly equal in gender since most of the D'Angeline female character characters we've encountered are good in sex or know a thing about sex which employs AllWomenAreLustful at sex, implying that AllWomenAreLustful, and there's a lack of female warriors. Phedre is a courtesan whose only job is to spy and seduce regardless of gender and there are several times when she was raped and tortured. Outside of Terre d' Ange, d'Ange, the women weren't treated very well and prostitutes are treated like second-class citizens. It gets worse by the time, when Imriel became becomes the POV character and several major female characters including Phedre are demoted to secondary characters.



* ''Series/ThePacific'': Being the SpiritualSuccessor of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', this show improves in terms of the presence of female characters. But since it's a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII TV series focused on the Pacific campaign, it's expected that they're on the sidelines. However, Sgt. Lena Mae Rigg Basilone is the only female character who made a huge stand-out as she is the only female marine present in the show and marries John Basilone. The eighth episode focuses on their relationship which, in turn, also shows John's death in Iwo Jima near the end. In the series finale, Lena gives the Medal of Honor to John's parents and appears in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, where it was stated that she helped out in the memorial for her late husband and never remarried until her death.

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* ''Series/ThePacific'': Being the SpiritualSuccessor of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', this show improves in terms of the presence of female characters. But since it's a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII TV series focused on the Pacific campaign, it's expected that they're on the sidelines. However, Sgt. Lena Mae Rigg Basilone is the only female character who made a huge stand-out strong impact as she is the only female marine present in the show and marries John Basilone. The eighth episode focuses on their relationship which, in turn, also shows John's death in Iwo Jima near the end. In the series finale, Lena gives the Medal of Honor to John's parents and appears in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, where it was stated that she helped out in the memorial for her late husband and never remarried until her death.



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' fits here tentatively. While the official "female lead" Shana is definitely the resident DamselInDistress, we also have Rose and Meru, two highly competent {{Action Girl}}s with every bit as much plot importance as the male characters (Rose is almost as much the leading lady as Shana). Later on, we meet Miranda, who's the general of an army. However, most of the equipment is notably gender-specific, Rose's ActionGirl status is sometimes treated as somewhat out of the ordinary, and a good deal of the important [=NPCs=] are male. However, there are still a decent share of important female [=NPCs=] and three of the seven legendary heroes are female [[spoiler: and one of them is none other than Rose, one of the leading ladies]]. Overall, while there are a couple of factors holding the back a little, it is certainly not enough to place this game in Level 4, placing it quite comfortably here.
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', the only requirement to be a playable character is to [[WorldOfBadass Badass]], so any female champion is automatically an ActionGirl. While the number of male characters ''is'' greater than that for female characters, female champions are fairly represented in all positions and roles, and appear throughout the tier lists, just as male characters do. In the lore, there are just as many women in positions of power as there are men, especially in Ionia, the Freljord, and Piltover.
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' and its [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheRepublicIISithLords sequel]] featured more female Jedi and Sith than the ''Star Wars'' movies themselves. One of them (Bastila Shan) ended as a DamselInDistress but she kick ass when she got out and is well known by the Jedi for her Battle Meditation which boosts the morale of her side through the Force and the other in the sequel (Kreia) is very cryptic in giving lessons to the PlayerCharacter [[spoiler:and it turns out that she's a Sith who wanted to destroy the Force]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' fits here tentatively. While the official "female lead" Shana is definitely the resident DamselInDistress, we also have Rose and Meru, two highly competent {{Action Girl}}s with every bit as much plot importance as the male characters (Rose is almost as much the leading lady as Shana). Later on, we meet Miranda, who's the general of an army. However, most of the equipment is notably gender-specific, Rose's ActionGirl status is sometimes treated as somewhat out of the ordinary, and a good deal many of the important [=NPCs=] are male. However, there are still a decent share of important female [=NPCs=] and three of the seven legendary heroes are female [[spoiler: and female, [[spoiler:and one of them is none other than Rose, one of the leading ladies]]. Overall, while there are a couple of factors holding the it back a little, it is certainly not enough to place this situate the game in Level 4, placing it quite comfortably here.
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', the only requirement to be a playable character is to be [[WorldOfBadass Badass]], so any female champion is automatically an ActionGirl. While the number of male characters ''is'' greater than that for the number of female characters, female champions are fairly represented in all positions and roles, and appear throughout the tier lists, just as male characters do. In the lore, there are just as many women in positions of power as there are men, especially in Ionia, the Freljord, and Piltover.
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' and its [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheRepublicIISithLords sequel]] featured more female Jedi and Sith than the ''Star Wars'' movies themselves. One of them (Bastila Shan) ended as a DamselInDistress but she kick kicked ass when she got out and is well known by the Jedi for her Battle Meditation which boosts the morale of her side through the Force and the Force. The other woman in the sequel (Kreia) is very cryptic in giving lessons to the PlayerCharacter [[spoiler:and it turns out that she's a Sith who wanted wants to destroy the Force]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' from a gameplay perspective have almost as many female badasses as there are males. In the story, which is told in the ExtendedUniverse, they're just as central to the plot as their male counterparts, whether they be on the side of good (Tracer, Mercy), evil (Widowmaker, Sombra), are morally ambiguous (Symmetra), or are a core part of the backstory (Ana). There's no implication that gender holds someone back at all in this universe, with the good guys accepting of both genders and even the villains being EqualOpportunityEvil.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' from a gameplay perspective have has almost as many female badasses as there are males. In the story, which is told in the ExtendedUniverse, they're just as central to the plot as their male counterparts, whether they be on the side of good (Tracer, Mercy), evil (Widowmaker, Sombra), are morally ambiguous (Symmetra), or are a core part of the backstory (Ana). There's no implication that gender holds someone back at all in this universe, with the good guys accepting of both genders and even the villains being EqualOpportunityEvil.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', there are a lot of well-characterized female characters that are independent from a relationship with a male (Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, Lumpy Space Princess) as much as there are male in the land of Ooo. Both genders are also very capable of kicking ass and defend themselves as well.
** The same principle also applies to its genderbent world of Aaa where Fionna, Cake and Ice Queen are pretty much introduced as independent female characters whom are as competent as their male counterparts, just as how Marshall and Gumball are as competent as their female counterparts.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', there are a lot of well-characterized female characters that are independent from a relationship with a male (Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, Lumpy Space Princess) as much as there are male in the land of Ooo. Princess). Both genders are also very capable of kicking ass and defend defending themselves as well.
** The same principle also applies to its genderbent world of Aaa where Aaa: Fionna, Cake and Ice Queen are pretty much introduced as independent female characters whom are as competent as their male counterparts, just as how Marshall and Gumball are as competent as their female counterparts.



* ''Film/{{Brave}}'', each of the major protagonists are female, including the main character. Men are usually portrayed as pigheaded, stupid, or generally inept. However, the women are also under the thumb of society--it is not considered socially acceptable for a women to be "unladylike", but this does not mean "submissive", "frail" or "dependent on a man". It means SilkHidingSteel.

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* In ''Film/{{Brave}}'', each all of the major protagonists are female, including the main character. Men are usually portrayed as pigheaded, stupid, or generally inept. However, the women are also under the thumb of society--it is not considered socially acceptable for a women woman to be "unladylike", but this does not mean "submissive", "frail" or "dependent on a man". It means SilkHidingSteel.



* "Love Gods" in ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', an Earth where a biological weapon killed almost all of the planet's men.

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* "Love Gods" in ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' features an Earth where a biological weapon killed almost all of the planet's men.
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