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3rd Feb '17 8:13:33 PM Wuz
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* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'': In contrast to ''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 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 ''SengokuBasara'', ''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 SengokuPeriod 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.
1st Feb '17 6:58:47 PM mewmdude77
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* Most ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games, with Peach as a perfect DamselInDistress. However, ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'' is an inversion. Also, never forget though that the same 1980s and even the same company (Creator/{{Nintendo}}) [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} brought us]] SamusIsAGirl.

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* Most ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games, with Peach as a perfect DamselInDistress. However, ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'' is an inversion.inversion, along with ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld". . Also, never forget though that the same 1980s and even the same company (Creator/{{Nintendo}}) [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} brought us]] SamusIsAGirl.
30th Jan '17 3:29:04 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Film/DuckYouSucker has one women who appears in flashback with no lines, and the only other woman is an annoying racist who is out of the picture in the first 15 minutes.

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* Film/DuckYouSucker ''Film/DuckYouSucker'' has one women who appears in flashback with no lines, and the only other woman is an annoying racist who is out of the picture in the first 15 minutes.



* ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'', being set in a men's prison, has only Andy's barely-glimpsed murdered wife, from whom he was estranged anyway, and a few extras when Brooks and Red are paroled. A good case could be made that the poster and film clips of Rita Hayworth are the film's strongest female presence; an even better case could be made that this is why it flopped, despite nigh-universal critical acclaim.

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* ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'', being set in a men's prison, has only Andy's barely-glimpsed murdered wife, from whom he was estranged anyway, and a few extras when Brooks and Red are paroled. A good case could be made that the poster and film clips of Rita Hayworth Creator/RitaHayworth are the film's strongest female presence; an even better case could be made that this is why it flopped, despite nigh-universal critical acclaim.



* "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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* "Film/{{Brave}}", ''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.



* JenniferLopez's ''Film/{{Enough}}'' is mostly about what jerks men can be but the heroine can only come out on top after an AdrenalineMakeover… courtesy of a man.

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* JenniferLopez's Music/JenniferLopez's ''Film/{{Enough}}'' is mostly about what jerks men can be but the heroine can only come out on top after an AdrenalineMakeover… courtesy of a man.



* The 1999 made for TV film "Last Man on Planet Earth". This is something in between "Out of the way, sperm bank", "Men? What men?" and "Full Gender Separation". All but about 2% of men have been killed by "Y chromosome necrosis", a deadly disease that kills only males. Once they outnumbered them enough, women didn't miss a beat in revoking all human rights from the few male survivors and banishing them to the wilderness without any assets. A female scientist genetically engineers a male (since contrary to the title of the movie, there actually are still quite a few men in existence on Earth, the point of this experiment is not clear). His meager attempts at friendliness are met with extreme hatred and violence [[spoiler:and he is eventually murdered by being infected with the disease by the government and doomed to a painful death, because the women who comprise civilization believe that men are hateful and violent murderers and they don't want to contaminate their civilization with the presence of someone like that.]]

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* The 1999 made for TV film "Last ''Last Man on Planet Earth".Earth''. This is something in between "Out of the way, sperm bank", "Men? What men?" and "Full Gender Separation". All but about 2% of men have been killed by "Y chromosome necrosis", a deadly disease that kills only males. Once they outnumbered them enough, women didn't miss a beat in revoking all human rights from the few male survivors and banishing them to the wilderness without any assets. A female scientist genetically engineers a male (since contrary to the title of the movie, there actually are still quite a few men in existence on Earth, the point of this experiment is not clear). His meager attempts at friendliness are met with extreme hatred and violence [[spoiler:and he is eventually murdered by being infected with the disease by the government and doomed to a painful death, because the women who comprise civilization believe that men are hateful and violent murderers and they don't want to contaminate their civilization with the presence of someone like that.]]
28th Jan '17 3:17:07 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''. Famously used as an example why failing UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest doesn't automaticly makes a movie misogynistic since it takes place during a military campain during UseFulNotes/WorldWarI.

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* ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''. Famously used as an example why failing UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest doesn't automaticly automatically makes a movie misogynistic since it takes place during a military campain campaign during UseFulNotes/WorldWarI.
26th Jan '17 11:19:02 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov. Later books in the series have female characters, including a female protagonist in both ''Foundation and Empire'' (the critical second half) and ''Second Foundation''.

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* ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov. Later books in the series have female characters, including a female protagonist in both ''Foundation and Empire'' ''Literature/FoundationAndEmpire'' (the critical second half) and ''Second Foundation''.''Literature/SecondFoundation''.
25th Jan '17 1:53:42 PM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'': Since PurelyAestheticGender is well into effect (gender doesn't even have any bearing on ''reproduction''), the genders are completely equal in this world. The idea of discriminating based on gender is an alien concept to them.
16th Jan '17 8:53:50 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' features several women in the supporting cast. Unfortunately, they almost universally serve as DamselsInDistress (Nicole in the first game, Lexine in ''Extraction'', Ellie in the third), or as MissionControl (Kendra in the first game, [[spoiler: who turns out to be TheMole and is ultimately killed by the [[FinalBoss Hive Mind]]]]). ''VideoGame/DeadSpaceExtraction'', ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'', and the iOS version make noble efforts to include genuine [[ActionGirl Action Girls]] like Karen Howell, Ellie Langford, and [[spoiler: Vandal, AKA Karrie Norton]], who is actually [[spoiler: the playable protagonist]] of the iOS edition. However, she's a rather blatant case of [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]], and Ellie Langford--despite establishing herself as a total {{Badass}} in the second game--undergoes a massive case of BadassDecay in between games, turning her into a FauxActionGirl. ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3'' features a (long dead) female admiral as well as a female EDF pilot aboard the ''Eudora'' who gets minimal screen time before [[spoiler: being killed off]]. ''Film/DeadSpaceAftermath'' is probably the best the series gets when it comes to female characters, since it stars an absolutely {{Badass}} ActionGirl and features multiple other minor female characters who prove themselves to be just as capable as the men.

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* ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' features several women in the supporting cast. Unfortunately, they almost universally serve as DamselsInDistress (Nicole in the first game, Lexine in ''Extraction'', Ellie in the third), or as MissionControl (Kendra in the first game, [[spoiler: who turns out to be TheMole and is ultimately killed by the [[FinalBoss Hive Mind]]]]). ''VideoGame/DeadSpaceExtraction'', ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'', and the iOS version make noble efforts to include genuine [[ActionGirl Action Girls]] like Karen Howell, Ellie Langford, and [[spoiler: Vandal, AKA Karrie Norton]], who is actually [[spoiler: the playable protagonist]] of the iOS edition. However, she's a rather blatant case of [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]], and Ellie Langford--despite establishing herself as a total {{Badass}} badass in the second game--undergoes a massive case of BadassDecay in between games, turning her into a FauxActionGirl. ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3'' features a (long dead) female admiral as well as a female EDF pilot aboard the ''Eudora'' who gets minimal screen time before [[spoiler: being killed off]]. ''Film/DeadSpaceAftermath'' is probably the best the series gets when it comes to female characters, since it stars an absolutely {{Badass}} badass ActionGirl and features multiple other minor female characters who prove themselves to be just as capable as the men.



* ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'''s resident {{badass}}es are about evenly divided between genders.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'''s resident {{badass}}es badasses are about evenly divided between genders.



** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' sits particularly firmly here with extremely {{Badass}} heroes and villains both male (Luke, Jade, Guy, Van, Asch) and female (Tear, Natalia, Legretta) alike, and said males and females sharing equal prominence in the story. In fact, the leading lady Tear's introduction consists of her infiltrating a mansion and performing an assassination attempt on someone [[spoiler: who later is revealed to be the main villain]]. Mind you, she's the WhiteMagicianGirl and also a soldier.
** ''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/TalesOfTheAbyss'' sits particularly firmly here with extremely {{Badass}} badass heroes and villains both male (Luke, Jade, Guy, Van, Asch) and female (Tear, Natalia, Legretta) alike, and said males and females sharing equal prominence in the story. In fact, the leading lady Tear's introduction consists of her infiltrating a mansion and performing an assassination attempt on someone [[spoiler: who later is revealed to be the main villain]]. Mind you, she's the WhiteMagicianGirl and also a soldier.
** ''VideoGame/TalesofBerseria'' is the first Tales games in which the protagonist is female, and sure enough, she's a massive {{Badass}} badass who carries the story exceptionally well, with a great deal of depth to boot.



*** The third and fourth seasons make things about as equal as possibly imaginable between the genders. The third season features another male main villain (Zaheer), however two out of his three subordinates (all of whom are extremely BadAss) are female. It also introduces Suyin Bei Fong, the (very powerful) matriarch of a city of metalbenders. The fourth season finally introduces a a female main villain (Kuvira) as well as the the current Firelord (Izumi), not to mention reintroducing Toph. However, Kuriva's main (and very competent) subordinates tend to be male. All in all the series is a textbook of a show with many strong and competent characters of both genders.

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*** The third and fourth seasons make things about as equal as possibly imaginable between the genders. The third season features another male main villain (Zaheer), however two out of his three subordinates (all of whom are extremely BadAss) badass) are female. It also introduces Suyin Bei Fong, the (very powerful) matriarch of a city of metalbenders. The fourth season finally introduces a a female main villain (Kuvira) as well as the the current Firelord (Izumi), not to mention reintroducing Toph. However, Kuriva's main (and very competent) subordinates tend to be male. All in all the series is a textbook of a show with many strong and competent characters of both genders.
19th Dec '16 8:31:40 AM Thespian101
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* It doesn't get much more egalitarian than ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''. Not only are the hero and heroine both well-rounded and competent characters (as well as being [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan relationship goals]]), but there is a 50/50 split between men and women in the military whom you can recruit into your squad. In fact, a lot of the best soldiers in your roster are women, along with plenty of great male soldiers. The main BigBad is a man, while his [[TheDragon most important - and most ''dangerous'' - subordinate]] is an absurdly powerful woman. Said female villain also gets her own DLC, in which you can play as her for 4 separate missions and learn more about her character. And yes, she gets to be insanely awesome in it. So yeah, this game has absolutely no shortage of strong women or men whatsoever.
8th Dec '16 7:12:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ends up being this way. All of the Rookie Nine are composed of teams of two boys and one girl. Granted, the girls are allowed to look plenty BadAss--provided that she doesn't actually succeed or accomplish anything on her own--but it's still a man's world.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ends up being this way. All of the Rookie Nine are composed of teams of two boys and one girl. Granted, the girls are allowed to look plenty BadAss--provided badass--provided that she doesn't actually succeed or accomplish anything on her own--but it's still a man's world.
1st Dec '16 9:16:48 AM NubianSatyress
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* ''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. SeveraPart of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores (including one quest where a homosexual man considers himself a "freak").

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* ''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. SeveraPart Much of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores (including mores. At one quest where point, the female {{Deuteragonist}} Ciri is praised by a homosexual man considers himself 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 "freak"). horse since most women he knows "can't ride anything other than a cock proper".
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