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18th Aug '16 10:03:27 PM CamelCase
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* Determining a Sackboy from a Sackgirl in ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' is based solely on what clothing and design options the player places on them.
14th Aug '16 11:55:31 PM ThePocket
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* [[FurryBaldness Males are "bald"]] and [[FurryFemaleMane only females have "hair"]].

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* [[FurryBaldness Males are "bald"]] and [[FurryFemaleMane only females have "hair"]].
"hair"]]. (Though this one would, technically, be a secondary sexual characteristic if the hair is natural.)


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** One particularly unconventional difference is that female ponies' eyes are usually rendered with two catchlights (and fillies have three), while the males only have two.
12th Aug '16 2:01:45 AM PaulA
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* In one of the [[LoisMcMasterBujold Miles]] [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Vorkosigan]] novels, Trooper Taura wears a pretty bow to make herself less fearsome to the kids they're rescuing. While she is [[CuteMonsterGirl visibly female]], Taura is also... a large woman. And powerfully built. And she has fangs. And claws. Let's not forget the claws -- in her introduction, she scratches through a heavy-gauge plastic forced hot-air pipe... and no, the nail polish she favors later does not hide them.

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* In one of the [[LoisMcMasterBujold Miles]] Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Vorkosigan]] novels, Trooper Taura wears a pretty bow to make herself less fearsome to the kids they're rescuing. While she is [[CuteMonsterGirl visibly female]], Taura is also... a large woman. And powerfully built. And she has fangs. And claws. Let's not forget the claws -- in her introduction, she scratches through a heavy-gauge plastic forced hot-air pipe... and no, the nail polish she favors later does not hide them.
24th Jul '16 5:07:16 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* A variation of the skull with bow symbol is also used by Shantelle Taylor, who added cracks that resemble eyelashes.

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* A variation of the skull with bow symbol is also used by [[Wrestling/TaylorWilde Shantelle Taylor, Taylor]], who added cracks that resemble eyelashes.eyelashes.
* Jay Briscoe put a bearded skull on his personal Wrestling/RingOfHonor title belt.
17th Jul '16 1:24:05 AM Sleeping_Beauty
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* The female Kongs in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' series have long, blonde hair.

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* The Three of the four female Kongs in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' series have long, blonde hair.hair. The only one to not have it is Wrinkly Kong, as she is an old lady.
12th Jul '16 6:41:11 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''WesternAnimation/WordParty'': How do you tell that Franny and Lulu are girls aside from their name and voice pitch? They both have eyelashes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WordParty'': How do you tell that Franny and Lulu are girls aside from their name and voice pitch? They both have eyelashes.''eyelashes''.
12th Jul '16 6:40:43 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''WesternAnimation/WordParty'': How do you tell that Franny and Lulu are girls aside from their name and voice pitch? They both have eyelashes.
2nd Jul '16 11:35:04 AM nombretomado
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* The ''{{BIONICLE}}'' toy line rarely used traditional characteristics; the most female-looking character as definitely Roodaka, the spider queen. However, the line ''created'' an internal TertiarySexualCharacteristic, the color blue. The only female tribe to get toys was the water tribe, and at least ninety percent of all blue figures were members of the water tribe. So, any figure that was blue was assumed to be female until otherwise noted. Though in the current iteration of the franchise, called Gen 2 by the fans, this rule may no longer apply. Korgot, Protector of Earth, is confirmed as female.

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* The ''{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' toy line rarely used traditional characteristics; the most female-looking character as definitely Roodaka, the spider queen. However, the line ''created'' an internal TertiarySexualCharacteristic, the color blue. The only female tribe to get toys was the water tribe, and at least ninety percent of all blue figures were members of the water tribe. So, any figure that was blue was assumed to be female until otherwise noted. Though in the current iteration of the franchise, called Gen 2 by the fans, this rule may no longer apply. Korgot, Protector of Earth, is confirmed as female.
30th Jun '16 9:55:02 AM frogpatrol
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* ;;[[PantslessMalesFullyDressedFemales Bottomlessness]]';.

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* ;;[[PantslessMalesFullyDressedFemales Bottomlessness]]';.[[PantslessMalesFullyDressedFemales Bottomlessness]].
30th Jun '16 9:54:21 AM frogpatrol
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Naturally, the list of masculinizing accessories is far more generic:

* Wearing a baseball cap or top hat
* Wearing a [[RingAroundTheCollar necktie or bowtie]]
* Wearing pants
* [[PantslessMalesFullyDressedFemales Bottomlessness]]

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Naturally, the list of masculinizing Masculinizing accessories is are naturally far more generic:

* Wearing a A baseball cap or top hat
hat.
* Wearing a A [[RingAroundTheCollar necktie or bowtie]]
bowtie]].
* Wearing pants
Pants.
* [[PantslessMalesFullyDressedFemales Bottomlessness]];;[[PantslessMalesFullyDressedFemales Bottomlessness]]';.



* Baldness or short hair
* {{Cigar| Chomper}}, especially in GoldenAge cartoons
* [[GoodScarsEvilScars A scar]]
* A beard or mustache

Occasionally, the only difference between a boy and a girl will be the location of the bow - if it's a bowtie, it's a boy, and if it's a hairbow, it's a girl. (The bow itself may even be identical.)

Human girl characters are sometimes depicted wearing bows on their head, but this is not as pervasive as depicting a female animal character this way.

On the positive side these gender identifiers are pervasive enough to be considered shorthand for viewers who may be hearing impaired. On the negative side, they are pervasive enough to lead to ViewerGenderConfusion for [[DudeLooksLikeALady male characters with stereotypically "girly" traits]], including many a {{Bishonen}}. Remember though that TropesAreTools and that use of these characteristics aren't bad in and of themselves and helps dispel ViewerGenderConfusion in a quick and easily understood manner.

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* Baldness or short hair
hair.
* {{Cigar| Chomper}}, especially in GoldenAge cartoons
cartoons.
* [[GoodScarsEvilScars A scar]]
* A beard or mustache

scar]].

Occasionally, the only difference between a boy and a girl will be the location of the bow - if bow. If it's a bowtie, it's a boy, and if it's a hairbow, it's a girl. (The bow itself may even be identical.)

) Human girl characters are sometimes depicted wearing bows on their head, but this is not as pervasive as depicting a female animal character this way.

On the positive side side, these gender identifiers are pervasive enough to be considered shorthand for viewers who may be hearing impaired. On the negative side, they are pervasive enough to lead to ViewerGenderConfusion for [[DudeLooksLikeALady male characters with stereotypically "girly" traits]], including many a {{Bishonen}}. Remember though that TropesAreTools and that use of these characteristics aren't bad in and of themselves and helps dispel ViewerGenderConfusion in a quick and easily understood manner.
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