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16th Feb '17 12:59:29 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** As far as secondary characteristics go, males lack eyelashes and have more angular muzzles and narrower ears than females. Some are noticeably taller and stockier, but not all; for example, the exposed muzzle is the only way to determine Wonderbolt (and Shadowbolt) genders (unless they [[BadassMustache really want to let you know]]). There are, however, a couple of mixed and non-standard character designs in the background cast, which have been cause for endless confusion. Also, most male ponies [[note]] usually generic background ones, which in turn was one of the major inspirations for the fandom creation of Doctor Whooves [[/note]] tend to have ruffled or spiky hair while almost all female ponies' hair are completely smooth and straight. In one episode, Rarity was shown to wear false eyelashes, and she's been seen applying mascara to Fluttershy. The main difference seems to be the size of the male ponies who are always one-half or one head taller than all the females (with the obvious exception of [[LargeAndInCharge the Princesses]], of course). For ponies, who are three heads tall, this is actually quite a large difference.

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** As far as secondary characteristics go, males lack eyelashes and have more angular muzzles and narrower ears than females. Some are noticeably taller and stockier, but not all; for example, the exposed muzzle is the only way to determine Wonderbolt (and Shadowbolt) genders (unless they [[BadassMustache really want to let you know]]). There are, however, a couple of mixed and non-standard character designs in the background cast, which have been cause for endless confusion. Also, most male ponies [[note]] usually generic background ones, which in turn was one of the major inspirations for the fandom creation of Doctor Whooves [[/note]] tend to have ruffled or spiky hair while almost all female ponies' hair are completely smooth and straight. In one episode, Rarity was shown to wear false eyelashes, and she's been seen applying mascara to Fluttershy. The main difference seems to be the size of the male ponies who are always one-half or one head taller than all the females (with the obvious exception of [[LargeAndInCharge the Princesses]], of course). For ponies, who are around three heads tall, this is actually quite a large difference.
15th Feb '17 11:29:38 AM StFan
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* In early Russian StopMotion classic ''Film/TheCameramansRevenge'', a (presumably) sexy nightclub dancer is represented by a dragonfly with long, delicate wings.

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* In early Russian StopMotion classic ''Film/TheCameramansRevenge'', ''Animation/TheCameramansRevenge'', a (presumably) sexy nightclub dancer is represented by a dragonfly with long, delicate wings.



** Likewise in the ''Gremlins: Gizmo'' video game, you can choose to care for a couple of female mogwai, distinguishable by their long eyelashes.



** One of the ads for a home video game system version of Ms. Pac Man had the titular yellow gobbling-disk try to convince us otherwise, by singing "Honey, don'tcha know / I'm more than Pac Man with a bow!".

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** One of the ads for a home video game system version of Ms. Pac Man had the titular yellow gobbling-disk try to convince us otherwise, by singing "Honey, don'tcha know / I'm more than Pac Man with a bow!".bow!"
* In the ''Gremlins: Gizmo'' video game, you can choose to care for a couple of female mogwai, distinguishable by their long eyelashes.
15th Feb '17 6:02:18 AM Gargoyle_Kid
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* Human babies. Without their little pink or blue onesies, they're relentlessly [[AmbiguousGender androgynous]].
** They have actually done several social experiments with this. The point of the experiment was to show how people treat girl and boy children differently. Each time they would just use one baby and just give it different clothes (pink and bows for a girl, blue and maybe a sports shirt for a boy). No one could tell the difference.

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* Human babies. Without their little pink or blue onesies, they're relentlessly undeniably [[AmbiguousGender androgynous]].
** They have actually done several social experiments with this. The point of the experiment was to show how people treat girl female and boy male children differently. Each time they would just use one baby and just give it different clothes (pink and bows for a girl, blue and maybe a sports shirt for a boy). No one could tell the difference.
10th Feb '17 2:36:28 PM Pichu-kun
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** The anime began using gender differences starting with ''Best Wishes''. It's most obvious with Pikachu-- he was always [[AmbiguousGender implied]] to be male however, thanks to female Pikachu having heart shaped tails post-''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', if he had been meant to be female they would have likely needed to {{retcon}} him male in order to avoid having to completely redesign him. Future episodes show Pikachu with gender differences and when DisguisedInDrag Pikachu even has a heart-shaped appendage taped to his tail. Oddly though the fact no heart shaped tailed Pikachu appeared retroactively implies literally ''every'' Pikachu seen before has been male.

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** The anime began using gender differences starting with ''Best Wishes''. It's most obvious with Pikachu-- he was always [[AmbiguousGender implied]] to be male however, thanks to female Pikachu having heart shaped tails post-''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', if he had been meant to be female they would have likely needed to {{retcon}} him male in order to avoid having to completely redesign him. Future episodes show Pikachu with gender differences and when DisguisedInDrag Pikachu even has a heart-shaped appendage taped to onto his tail. Oddly though though, the fact no heart shaped tailed Pikachu appeared retroactively implies literally ''every'' Pikachu seen before has been male.



** Jessie's Dustox averted this trope except for the episode she was released in. She wears accessories while her mate doesn't.

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** Jessie's Dustox averted this trope except for the episode she was released in. She wears accessories ribbons on her antenna while her mate doesn't.doesn't.
** Meowth's crush Meowzie has eyelashes, unlike the other (presumably male) Meowth do. She also wears bows. The latter shows that she is both a pampered pet (in contrast to both Meowth and the others, who are street cats) and a female.
6th Jan '17 3:06:50 AM TroperNo9001
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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanworks certain Pokemon are almost always depicted as one gender or the other despite the fact they can be male or female. For example, when Espeon and Umbreon are paired together ([[FanPreferredCouple and they almost always are]]) the Espeon (which is a pink, slightly feminine looking species which is associated with the sun) will always be female and the Espeon (which is black colored and associated with the moon) will be male, despite the fact Yin and Yang (which is their motif) are female and male respectively and that Eevee have an over 80% chance of being male. Other Eeveelutions follow similarly (for example the scruffy looking Jolteon are usually male while the more feminine looking Glaceon, Vaporeon, and Sylveon are usually female).

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanworks certain Pokemon are almost always depicted as one gender or the other despite the fact they can be male or female. For example, when Espeon and Umbreon are paired together ([[FanPreferredCouple and they almost always are]]) the Espeon (which is a pink, slightly feminine looking species which is associated with the sun) will always be female and the Espeon Umbreon (which is black colored and associated with the moon) will be male, despite the fact Yin and Yang (which is their motif) are female and male respectively and that Eevee have an over 80% chance of being male. Other Eeveelutions follow similarly (for example the scruffy looking Jolteon are usually male while the more feminine looking Glaceon, Vaporeon, and Sylveon are usually female).
2nd Jan '17 4:46:52 AM jormis29
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* In ''Mega Babies'', Meg's eyelashes and ponytails distinguish her from her brothers Buck and Derrick.

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* In ''Mega Babies'', ''WesternAnimation/MegaBabies'', Meg's eyelashes and ponytails distinguish her from her brothers Buck and Derrick.
21st Dec '16 7:20:54 AM 4444jdm
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** Gender-specific physical differences were created for some Pokémon in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' and carried forward for future games (for example female Pikachu have heart shaped tails and male Torchic have small dots on their backsides). Fortunately, they mostly tend to be arbitrary markings or based largely on gender differences in reality, so good on Game Freak's part. Female Wobbuffet appear to wear ''lipstick'', but [[RuleOfFunny it's just for the lulz]].

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** Gender-specific physical differences were created for some Pokémon in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' and carried forward for future games (for example female Pikachu have heart shaped tails and male Torchic have small dots on their backsides). Fortunately, they mostly tend to be arbitrary markings or based largely on gender differences in reality, so good on Game Freak's part. Female Wobbuffet appear to wear ''lipstick'', but [[RuleOfFunny it's just for the lulz]]. Mercifully, none of [[SuperMode Mega Evolutions]] or [[UndergroundMonkey Alolan Forms]] have visual gender differences, even though their basic forms did.
26th Nov '16 12:07:35 PM WillBGood
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* Unlike
Red Leader Fifi, as apart from her voice and name, there's absolutely no indication that she's female.
11th Nov '16 12:40:01 PM fruitstripegum
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* In kids' cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/CaptainZedAndTheZeeZone'', the rather macho dream policeman Captain Zed has an assistant called PJ. In early series it is very, very, hard to precisely work out his/her gender, which subverts this trope. The best guess you can make is "maybe a tomboyish female. Or a teenage boy." Later series of Captain Z make it rather clearer: PJ is a normally endowed human female, physically recognisable as such by the usual secondary sexual characteristics, ie wider hips, facial features and a hint of bust.

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* In kids' cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/CaptainZedAndTheZeeZone'', the rather macho dream policeman Captain Zed has an assistant called PJ. In early series it is very, very, hard to precisely work out his/her gender, which subverts this trope. The best guess you can make is "maybe a tomboyish female. Or a teenage boy." Later series of Captain Z make it rather clearer: PJ is a normally endowed human female, physically recognisable recognizable as such by the usual secondary sexual characteristics, ie wider hips, facial features and a hint of bust.


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* ''WesternAnimation/ToucanTecs'': The otherwise androgynous Red Leader wears a pale pink scarf. Averted with Fifi, however, as apart from her voice and name, there's absolutely no indication that she's female.


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* Unlike
Red Leader Fifi, as apart from her voice and name, there's absolutely no indication that she's female.
15th Oct '16 12:29:01 PM NESBoy
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** The Gokaiger can [[MegaManning copy the powers of past Ranger teams]]. A few of them have access to suits previously worn by the opposite gender - except the suits will gain or lose the skirts depending on who's wearing them. This is especially funny for [=GokaiYellow=], since many of her predecessors were already gender-flipped by ''Franchise/PowerRangers''.

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** The Gokaiger can [[MegaManning [[PowerCopying copy the powers of past Ranger teams]]. A few of them have access to suits previously worn by the opposite gender - except the suits will gain or lose the skirts depending on who's wearing them. This is especially funny for [=GokaiYellow=], since many of her predecessors were already gender-flipped by ''Franchise/PowerRangers''.
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