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29th Jul '17 1:10:58 PM ClintEastwood
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** Exceptions from the Connery era include Pussy Galore from ''Film/Goldfinger'', and especially Tatiana Romanova from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'', and Domino Derval from ''Film/Thunderball''. Pussy is almost a physical match for Bond and essential to undoing Goldfinger's plot, while both Tatiana and Domino actually kill the main villains of their respective films.

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** Exceptions from the Connery era include Pussy Galore from ''Film/Goldfinger'', ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', and especially Tatiana Romanova from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'', and Domino Derval from ''Film/Thunderball''.''Film/{{Thunderball}}''. Pussy is almost a physical match for Bond and essential to undoing Goldfinger's plot, while both Tatiana and Domino actually kill the main villains of their respective films.
17th Jul '17 12:59:10 AM totlmstr
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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 its the opposite of A Song and Ice of 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 of of 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 its the opposite of A Song of Ice and Ice of 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 of of LotsAndLotsOfCharacters).
25th Jun '17 5:02:04 PM NoriMori
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', both the protagonist and the antagonist are female. The background characters — turrets and personality cores — are all female if you go by voice, with the sole exception of the Morality Core (who doesn't speak) and the Anger Core (who is voiced by a man and does nothing but snarl).
** [[VideoGame/Portal2 The sequel]] technically has more male characters than female, but almost all are secondary or equal to new or pre-existing female characters: Wheatley, the deuteragonist, acts in a supporting role to Chell and is explicitly a huge idiot; the Announcer is a pre-recorded voice that was probably never sentient and has little presence after the first chapter; Cave Johnson is a posthumous character present in voice only, whose success was mainly thanks to money and {{Hypercompetent Sidekick}}s (including another female character, [[GirlFriday Caroline]]); the male turrets and cores are merely defective counterparts to their female predecessors, present mostly for comic relief; and ATLAS (male) gets equal billing with P-Body (female).
24th Jun '17 2:10:00 PM cooljma
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* In the first half of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', you have a well developed ActionGirl that serves as the female lead, and IntepridReporter 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 IntepridReporter 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.
19th Jun '17 6:18:54 AM Gosicrystal
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', the wizarding world seems to be more gender-equal than ours; there have been female Ministers for Magic, headmistresses of Hogwarts, and female Quidditch players for centuries. In fact two of the four Hogwarts founders were women.
** Like ''Star Wars'', most of the important characters are still men, although there are several strong and ''very'' important female characters (and two villains we love to hate-Dolores Umbridge and Bellatrix Lestrange).
** The fifth book in particular added several prominent female characters that are fan favorites, including Luna Lovegood, Tonks (who was also the first female Auror identified on page), and the aforementioned female villains.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', the wizarding world seems to be more gender-equal than ours; there have been female Ministers for Magic, headmistresses of Hogwarts, and female Quidditch players for centuries. In fact two of the four Hogwarts founders were women. \n** Like ''Star Wars'', most Most of the important characters are still men, although there are several strong and ''very'' important female characters (and two villains we love to hate-Dolores Umbridge and Bellatrix Lestrange).
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Lestrange). The fifth book in particular added several prominent female characters that are fan favorites, including Luna Lovegood, Tonks (who was also the first female Auror identified on page), and the aforementioned female villains.
27th May '17 1:41:59 PM Blackbison01
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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' has a more or less balanced ratio of Female/Male Pilots, most of them which are paired together as couples. [[GuysSmashGirlsShoot One anomaly]], gameplay wise, is that the majority of female pilots are usually endowed with stats that favor towards high accuracy and evasion, and assigned machines with long range attacks [[note]] e.g.: Seolla Schweitzer and WildFalken, Excellen Browning and Weissritter/Rein Weissritter, Lamia Loveless and Angelg/Vysaga, Kusuha Mizuha and RyuKoOh/Shin RyuKoOh, Fiona Gureden and Excellence Eternal, Leona Garstein and Gaurlion Custom/Seigerlion, Ring Mao and Huckebein. [[/note]], While Male Pilots are endowed with stats concentrating on high Defense and Melee, with machines that specialize in close and midrange combat [[note]] e.g.: Arado Balanga and Wildwurger, Kyosuke Nambu and Alteisen/Altesien Riese, Axel Almer and Soulgain, Bullet Luckfield and KoRyuOh/Shin KoRyuOh, Raul Gureden and Excellence Lightning, Tasuku Shinguji and Giganscudo/Giganscudo Duro, Irmgult Kazahara and Grungust/Grungust Kai [[/note]], though this also gets balanced out with other pilots that don’t neatly fit this dichotomy [[note]] e.g.: Katina Tarask, Russel Bergman, Alfimi, Gilliam Yeager, Raidiese F. Branstein, Ratsel Feinschmecker, Ricarla Borgnine, Yuuki Jaggar, Radha Byraban, Ryune Zoldark.[[/note]], and the choice to modify a pilots combat stats and assign them to other mecha.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' has a more or less balanced ratio of Female/Male Pilots, most of them which are paired together as couples. [[GuysSmashGirlsShoot One anomaly]], gameplay wise, is that the majority of female pilots are usually endowed with stats that favor towards high accuracy and evasion, and assigned machines with long range attacks [[note]] e.g.: Seolla Schweitzer and WildFalken, Excellen Browning and Weissritter/Rein Weissritter, Lamia Loveless and Angelg/Vysaga, Kusuha Mizuha and RyuKoOh/Shin RyuKoOh, Fiona Gureden and Excellence Eternal, Leona Garstein and Gaurlion Custom/Seigerlion, Ring Mao and Huckebein. [[/note]], While Male Pilots are endowed with stats concentrating on high Defense and Melee, with machines that specialize in close and midrange combat [[note]] e.g.: Arado Balanga and Wildwurger, Kyosuke Nambu and Alteisen/Altesien Riese, Axel Almer and Soulgain, Bullet Luckfield and KoRyuOh/Shin KoRyuOh, Raul Gureden and Excellence Lightning, Tasuku Shinguji and Giganscudo/Giganscudo Duro, Irmgult Kazahara and Grungust/Grungust Kai [[/note]], though this also gets balanced out with other pilots that don’t neatly fit this dichotomy [[note]] e.g.: Katina Tarask, Russel Bergman, Alfimi, Gilliam Yeager, Raidiese F. Branstein, Ratsel Feinschmecker, Ricarla Borgnine, Yuuki Jaggar, Radha Byraban, Ryune Zoldark.Zoldark, Folka Albark, Fernando Albark, Alion lucada.[[/note]], and the choice to modify a pilots combat stats and assign them to other mecha.
24th May '17 3:15:41 PM Blackbison01
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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' has a more or less balanced ratio of Female/Male Pilots, most of them which are paired together as couples. [[GuysSmashGirlsShoot One anomaly]], gameplay wise, is that the majority of female pilots are usually endowed with stats that favor towards high accuracy and evasion, and assigned machines with long range attacks [[note]] e.g.: Seolla Schweitzer and WildFalken, Excellen Browning and Weissritter/Rein Weissritter, Lamia Loveless and Angelg/Vysaga, Kusuha Mizuha and RyuKoOh/Shin RyuKoOh, Fiona Gureden and Excellence Eternal, Leona Garstein and Gaurlion Custom/Seigerlion, Ring Mao and Huckebein. [[/note]], While Male Pilots are endowed with stats concentrating on high Defense and Melee, with machines that specialize in close and midrange combat [[note]] e.g.: Arado Balanga and Wildwurger, Kyosuke Nambu and Alteisen/Altesien Riese, Axel Almer and Soulgain, Bullet Luckfield and KoRyuOh/Shin KoRyuOh, Raul Gureden and Excellence Lightning, Tasuku Shinguji and Giganscudo/Giganscudo Duro, Irmgult Kazahara and Grungust/Grungust Kai [[/note]], though this also gets balanced out with other pilots that don’t neatly fit this dichotomy [[note]] e.g.: Katina Tarask, Russel Bergman, Alfimi, Gilliam Yeager, Raidiese F. Branstein, Ratsel Feinschmecker, Ricarla Borgnine, Yuuki Jaggar, Radha Byraban, Ryune Zoldark.[[/note]], and the choice to modify a pilots combat stats and assign them to other mecha.
17th May '17 7:48:09 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', Azania is at this level, a highly advanced near-future economy whose mostly lesbian inhabitants raise their clone daughters, gestated in artificial wombs, without any male input. They are also rather [[AmazonBrigade militaristic]], and [[StrawFeminism consider]] their society a model for all the world to emulate--Though given [[AfterTheEnd what]] the [[AppealToForce rest]] of the world [[NoWomansLand looks]] like, this is less unreasonable than it might have been. The major part of Azania's story in the book concerns a war with its worst enemy, a (by present-day standards extremely sexist) traditionalist Christian state.
17th May '17 7:44:40 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', this is the general view in the [[KnightTemplar Northern Confederation]] and among its allies. The collapse of the decadent and corrupt United States and its Godless liberalism put an end to the illusions of political correctness and female equality, and in the new, Godly order, women are expected to know their place. This attitude is also influenced by the fact that their worst enemy is a LadyLand.
14th May '17 2:04:22 AM sayaleviathan
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge'' has most of the female characters as supporting roles or getting StuffedIntoAFridge ([[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 StuffedIntoAFridge 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.



* ''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, Naotora Ii and possibly the GenderFlip Saika Magoichi. Considering that the game took place in 1500’s, [[NeverASelfMadeWoman it’s justified]]. But once it’s obvious that the developers made it clear that they won’t be adding more female playable characters in Sanada Yukimura’s spinoff game, it made players think that the franchise is gearing for the yaoi fandom with a CastOfPrettyBoys 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 Ii and possibly the GenderFlip Saika Magoichi. Considering that the game took place in 1500’s, [[NeverASelfMadeWoman it’s justified]]. But once it’s obvious that the developers made it clear that they won’t be adding more female playable characters in Sanada Yukimura’s spinoff game, it made players think that the franchise is gearing for the yaoi fandom with a CastOfPrettyBoys ACastFullOfPrettyBoys which made it detrimental for the franchise to slide further to the “Know Your Place, Women” level.



* ''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 patriarchial Empire has a number of formidable women. Essentially its the opposite of A Song and Ice of 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 of of 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 patriarchial patriarchal Empire has a number of formidable women. Essentially its the opposite of A Song and Ice of 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 of of LotsAndLotsOfCharacters).



* ''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 and Terre d'Ange has a Queen and 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 that 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 such as Phedre are demoted to secondary characters.

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* ''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 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 that 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 such as including Phedre are demoted to secondary characters.



* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'': In contrast to ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', ''Warriors'' has ''fourteen'' female playable characters as of ''Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru'' and the recent games have individual storylines for some of them (such as Koshosho, Lady Hayakawa and Gracia Hosokawa). Unlike ''Dynasty Warriors'', several female characters do made contributions in the battlefield and they have female {{Mooks}} who are guarding them. However, in history, the women of the UsefulNotes/SengokuPeriod rarely played significant roles except a few (such as Kai, Naotora Ii, Gracia Hosokawa among others) which is why the storylines in the games are mostly fictional.

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* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'': In contrast to ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', ''Warriors'' has ''fourteen'' female playable characters as of ''Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru'' The Spirit of Sanada'' and the recent games have individual storylines for some of them (such as Koshosho, Lady Hayakawa and Gracia Hosokawa). Unlike ''Dynasty Warriors'', several female characters do made contributions in the battlefield and they have female {{Mooks}} who are guarding them. However, in history, the women of the UsefulNotes/SengokuPeriod rarely played significant roles except a few (such as Kai, Naotora Ii, Ii Naotora, Gracia Hosokawa among others) which is why the their storylines in the games are mostly fictional.



* ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Although the two most important characters in the show are male, there are female protagonists that manage to be just as cool and competent as them, or even moreso. There are also females in every major group and organization in the story (Ashford Academy; the Brittanian royal family, the Brittanian army, the Black Knights, three of the story's four engineers, etc.) whom everyone accepts and who seem to be equal to their male counterparts in plot importance and what they do, or sometimes even better.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Although the two most important characters in the show are male, there are female protagonists that manage to be just as cool and competent as them, or even moreso. There are also females in every major group and organization in the story (Ashford Academy; the Brittanian royal family, the Brittanian Britanian army, the Black Knights, three of the story's four engineers, etc.) whom everyone accepts and who seem to be equal to their male counterparts in plot importance and what they do, or sometimes even better.



* ''Anime/Shirobako'': There's no glass ceiling in this one since this is based on RealLife experience (except for one character who made a sexist comment on the main character but he got better). You get to see male and female workers drawing for character designs, key animation, 3D animation, editing etc. The five female leads were only concerned on how they can advance their career. Despite that we never saw some female directors or producers; Aoi Miyamori really aspires to produce her own anime in the future. The animes that the studio produced are {{Moe}} but the staff clearly wants to make a great anime that would make their audiences enjoy and not for money.

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* ''Anime/Shirobako'': ''Anime/{{Shirobako}}'': There's no glass ceiling in this one since this is based on RealLife experience (except for one character who made a sexist comment on the main character but he got better). You get to see male and female workers drawing for character designs, key animation, 3D animation, editing etc. The five female leads were only concerned on how they can advance their career. Despite that we never saw some female directors or producers; Aoi Miyamori really aspires to produce her own anime in the future. The animes that the studio produced are {{Moe}} but the staff clearly wants to make a great anime that would make their audiences enjoy and not for money.



* 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]].

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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. 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]].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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