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24th Sep '16 1:17:12 PM mario0987
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is a FeministFantasy but still features several prominent male characters in addition to the females. For one Snow White and Prince Charming are a BattleCouple, their daughter and grandson are prominent players and the supporting cast is made up of a near equal group of males and females. This extends to the villains too--expect to see an equal amount of male and female villains. And while villains do get redeemed, the show avoids the HighHeelFaceTurn. Out of all villains show to be irredeemably evil, three have been women[[note]]Cora, Cruella and Zelena[[/note]].

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is a FeministFantasy but still features several prominent male characters in addition to the females. For one Snow White and Prince Charming are a BattleCouple, their daughter and grandson are prominent players and the supporting cast is made up of a near equal group of males and females. This extends to the villains too--expect to see an equal amount of male and female villains. And while villains do get redeemed, the show avoids the HighHeelFaceTurn. Out of all villains show to be villains, half of the males have been redeemed and at least two females (Tamara and Cruella) are irredeemably evil, three have been women[[note]]Cora, Cruella and Zelena[[/note]].evil. The show also averts the tendency for male villains to not get an explanation for their villainy as many of them are Anti-Villains..
30th Aug '16 6:45:47 PM WhatArtThee
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* Post-Adventure ''Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games rank here, as the women and men are pretty much equal, with minimal stereotyping sans designs. Unleashed onwards, however, slide the scale back to There Are No Women, as Amy is DemotedToExtra and Blaze and Rouge are PutOnABus.
27th Aug '16 7:54:05 AM KingZeal
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* ''Anime/FairyTail'' is a very egalitarian series, with a near-equal amount of prominent characters of both genders, and both men and women get to play equal roles in story arcs, characters development, and combat. For every Natsu and Laxus, there's an Erza and Mirajane. Natsu and Erza, in fact, are always two of the main combatants in every arc and arguably the strongest characters in the series.
27th Aug '16 7:42:30 AM Thespian101
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* ''Anime/FairyTail'' is a very egalitarian series, with a near-equal amount of prominent characters of both genders, and both men and women get to play equal roles in story arcs, characters development, and combat. For every Natsu and Laxus, there's an Erza and Mirajane. Natsu and Erza, in fact, are always two of the main combatants in every arc and arguably the strongest characters in the series.



* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' keeps close to a 50/50 ratio of male and female party members, and it's the norm to have at least one ActionGirl amongst them. There's also a good number of female villains. Perhaps the only imbalance has been the lack of female leads, which has just been remedied with ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''.

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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' keeps close to a 50/50 ratio of male and female party members, and it's the norm to have at least one ActionGirl amongst them. There's also a good number of female villains. Perhaps the only imbalance has been was the lack of female leads, protagonists, which has just now been remedied with ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''.
26th Aug '16 2:08:43 PM KingZeal
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** Dwarves have a tradition of female warriors who fight for the [[AmazonBrigade Silent Sisters]], and women are forced to become warriors, smiths, or merchants just like the men depending on what [[FantasticCasteSystem caste]] they were born into. That said, SleepingTheirWayToTheTop still applies, as we're specifically told about a subsect of Common Dwarf women called "Noble Hunters", whose main goal is to [[TheBabyTrap get pregnant by a nobleman]] so that she and her child can be ascended into a better life.

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** Dwarves have a tradition of female warriors who fight for the [[AmazonBrigade Silent Sisters]], and women are forced to become warriors, smiths, or merchants just like the men depending on what [[FantasticCasteSystem caste]] they were born into. That said, SleepingTheirWayToTheTop still applies, as we're specifically told about a subsect of Common Dwarf women Dwarves called "Noble Hunters", whose main goal is to [[TheBabyTrap get pregnant by have a nobleman]] child with a noble]] so that she they and her their child can be ascended into a better life.life. Noble hunters can be male, but the ''vast'' majority are female, and the player themselves can only have a sexual encounter with them if male.
22nd Aug '16 7:13:22 AM Thespian101
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** ''VideoGame/TalesofBerseria'' is confirmed to be the first Tales games in which the protagonist is female, and from the looks of things, she's going to be a massive {{Badass}}.

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** ''VideoGame/TalesofBerseria'' is confirmed to be the first Tales games in which the protagonist is female, and from the looks of things, sure enough, she's going to be a massive {{Badass}}.{{Badass}} who carries the story exceptionally well, with a great deal of depth to boot.
22nd Aug '16 7:11:17 AM Thespian101
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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' keeps close to a 50/50 ratio of male and female party members, and it's the norm to have at least one ActionGirl amongst them. There's also a good number of female villains. Perhaps the only imbalance has been the lack of female leads, and that's about to be remedied with ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''.

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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' keeps close to a 50/50 ratio of male and female party members, and it's the norm to have at least one ActionGirl amongst them. There's also a good number of female villains. Perhaps the only imbalance has been the lack of female leads, and that's about to be which has just been remedied with ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''.
20th Aug '16 9:45:18 PM cillianflood
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* 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.



* ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo]]'' depicts even the non-evil men (who are probably in the minority) as fairly ineffectual compared with the brilliant heroine.
20th Aug '16 7:21:18 PM cillianflood
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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 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 (in a cast 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 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 (in (with a cast that's the poster boy of of LotsAndLotsOfCharacters).
20th Aug '16 7:12:00 PM cillianflood
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is a complicated and deconstructed case. The Westerosi society is patriarchal and sexist (except Dorne, see below) which had several incompetent, evil and insane men leading their houses sidelining their more stable female relatives behind. This is brought by the ancient civil war, Dance of the Dragons, where Rhaenyra Targaryen's defeat by her brother Aegon III, led to stricter laws of agnetic-cognetic succession despite that she is her father's chosen heir. There are female leaders such as Cersei Lannister and Daenarys Targaryen; however, they were still look down by their sex. For Cersei's case, her rule in the fourth book [[spoiler:after her father's death]], made things worse which got herself arrest for adultery and forced to walk on the streets naked as punishment. Dany maybe the last Targaryen heiress but many men attempted to woo her because of her looks, her dragons or both. Action girls such as Brienne of Tarth and Asha Greyjoy are looked down which is also seen in the backstory where one girl went SweetPollyOliver to join the Night's Watch; but since it's an ArmyOfThievesAndWhores, she got a horrible ending. Of course, there's the RapePillageAndBurn tactic deployed by Tywin Lannister and Ser Gregor Clegane during the War of the Five Kings.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is a complicated and deconstructed case. The Westerosi society is patriarchal and sexist (except Dorne, see below) which had several incompetent, evil and insane men leading their houses sidelining their more stable female relatives behind. This is brought by the ancient civil war, Dance of the Dragons, where Rhaenyra Targaryen's defeat by her brother Aegon III, led to stricter laws of agnetic-cognetic succession despite that she is her father's chosen heir. There are female leaders such as Cersei Lannister and Daenarys Targaryen; however, they were still look down by their sex. For Cersei's case, her rule in the fourth book [[spoiler:after her father's death]], made things worse which got herself arrest for adultery and forced to walk on the streets naked as punishment. Dany maybe the last Targaryen heiress but many men attempted to woo her because of her looks, her dragons or both. Action girls such as Brienne of Tarth and Asha Greyjoy are looked down which is also seen in the backstory where one girl went SweetPollyOliver to join the Night's Watch; but since it's an ArmyOfThievesAndWhores, she got a horrible ending. Of course, there's the RapePillageAndBurn tactic deployed by Tywin Lannister and Ser Gregor Clegane during the War of the Five Kings.
Kings. In essence its a story set in a world where women are to know their place, but a narrative that very much depicts them as equals.



* ''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.

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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 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 (in a cast of LotsAndLotsOfCharacters).
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