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24th Jun '16 2:30:23 PM Pichu-kun
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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 ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', 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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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', as ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** 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.
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straight. In one episode, Rarity was shown to wear false eyelashes, and she's been seen applying mascara to Fluttershy.
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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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* There are two female Mighty Number robots in ''VideoGame/MightyNo9''. Dynatron looks feminine looking and humanoid however Cryosphere has nothing that signifies her as "female" besides her voice.
18th Jun '16 7:44:47 PM sparkles38
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** Not ''all'' white babies are bald. People generally assume any [[http://images.agoramedia.com/ugcphotoservice/100/2016/3/6/61605268/a84e1588-22b7-41d6-a343-c1a6de5a3978.jpg baby with long hair]] is ''female'', any baby that's ''bald'' is ''male'', and that any baby that [[http://www.newkidscenter.com/images/10401055/image001.jpg has short ''hair'']] is ''male''.

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** Not ''all'' white babies are bald. People generally assume any [[http://images.agoramedia.com/ugcphotoservice/100/2016/3/6/61605268/a84e1588-22b7-41d6-a343-c1a6de5a3978.jpg baby with long hair]] is ''female'', any baby that's ''bald'' is ''male'', and that any baby that [[http://www.newkidscenter.com/images/10401055/image001.jpg has short ''hair'']] is ''male''.''male'', and any [[https://www.pinterest.com/pin/453878468669075828/ baby with pigtails]] is ''female''.
31st May '16 11:48:52 AM sparkles38
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** Not ''all'' white babies are bald. People generally assume any [[http://images.agoramedia.com/ugcphotoservice/100/2016/3/6/61605268/a84e1588-22b7-41d6-a343-c1a6de5a3978.jpg baby with long hair]] is ''female'', any baby that's ''bald'' is ''male'', and that any baby that [[http://www.newkidscenter.com/images/10401055/image001.jpg has short ''hair'']] is ''male''.
27th May '16 9:59:17 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', the Bouncywild, the DistaffCounterpart of the monkey-like Powerwild, has blonde pigtails. And a bow.

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* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', the Bouncywild, the DistaffCounterpart of the monkey-like Powerwild, has blonde pigtails. And pigtails and a bow.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' most female characters and gems aren't drawn with eyelashes (and modt gems apparently have no breasts). Ironically, the one who does have noticeable eyelashes is the [[TheBrute very masculine, evil]] [[TomboyishName Jasper]]. Steven himself averts the cliche that only girls wear pink, as his clothes and powers are both pink.
* Most boys in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' have no eyelashes. Minor character Ian has eyelashes, possibly to emphasise that he is a [[{{bishonen}} "pretty boy"]], while the campy and effeminate Brandon also has eyelashes.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' most female characters and gems aren't drawn with eyelashes (and modt most gems apparently have no breasts). Ironically, the one who does have noticeable eyelashes is the [[TheBrute very masculine, evil]] [[TomboyishName Jasper]]. Steven himself averts the cliche that only girls wear pink, as his clothes and powers are both pink.
* Most boys in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' have no eyelashes. Minor character Ian has eyelashes, possibly to emphasise that he is a [[{{bishonen}} "pretty boy"]], "PrettyBoy", while the campy and effeminate Brandon also has eyelashes.
22nd Apr '16 7:15:28 AM Pichu-kun
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** Jessie's Dustox averted this trope except for the episode she was released in. She wears accessories while her mate doesn't.



** This trope is the reason for a huge [[BrokenBase debate]] in the fandom. The cub at the end of the first movie but the cub in the sequel film is a female named Kiara. They have numerous design differences which have not gone unnoticed by viewers. This has caused EpilepticTrees that the cub in the first film is actually Kopa, Simba's retconned son in a series of books released shortly after the first film, and Kiara is actually the second cub.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'':

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** This trope is the reason for a huge [[BrokenBase debate]] in the fandom. The cub at the end of the first movie has male markings but the cub in the [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride sequel film film]] is a female named Kiara. They have numerous design differences which have not gone unnoticed by viewers. This has caused EpilepticTrees that the cub in the first film is actually Kopa, Simba's retconned son in a series of books released shortly after the first film, and Kiara is actually the Simba's and Nala's second cub.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'':



* Master Viper in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' has slightly reddish lips and a pair of flowers on top of her head. This may have also been to make Viper more cute and avoid ReptilesAreAbhorrent. She especially stands out compared to Master Tigress who looks pretty much nothing like a girl to the extent that [[ViewerGenderConfusion many people]] (including her own [[AngelinaJolie voice actor]]) initially thought she was a guy.

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* This may have been an attempt to get around the all-too-common ReptilesAreAbhorrent effect, but Master Viper in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' has eyelashes, flowers on her head, and slightly reddish lips and a pair lips; pretty much the opposite of flowers on top of her head. This may have also been to make Viper more cute and avoid ReptilesAreAbhorrent. She especially stands out compared to Master Tigress (see below), who looks pretty much nothing like a girl is androgynous to the extent that [[ViewerGenderConfusion many people]] (including her own [[AngelinaJolie [[Creator/AngelinaJolie voice actor]]) actress]]) initially thought she was a guy.guy. This also suggests that it may be a deliberate choice on the part of the ''character'', who seemed a bit more secure in both her femininity and her martial prowess than the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Woman]] Tiger. It could also be because that's all she could be wearing and still believably move like a (cartoon) snake; it's harder to pull off CivilizedAnimal without copying either clothing or human movement.



* Female animals in the ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movies tend to have longer eyelashes, lighter colored fur and, when applicable, obviously feminine bodies. Female sloths in particular have girly "hair" and what appears to be ''lipstick''. In the audio commentary for ''The Meltdown'', it is joked by the character designers that they would have saved themselves a lot of trouble if they'd just stuck a bow on Ellie's head rather than try to modify Manny's design to make it feminine. ''Dawn of the Dinosaurs'' features Scrat facing off against a female Scrat for an acorn. Scratte has dark foxy coloring, a significantly curvier body, eyelashes, and ''blue eyeshadow''. She may possibly also be a separate species since, like [[BizarreSexualDimorphism female]] [[Film/TheDarkCrystal gelflings]], she can glide.
* Very subtly done in ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet''. The female emperor penguins have purple undersides under their beaks and males have orange. The females also have their chest feathers shaped to vaguely resemble breasts.



* In the live-action ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks: The Squeakquel'', the Chipettes have longer hair than the boys and eyelashes. They do wear clothes for the majority of the film, but their first scene has them arrive from the wild (no clothes) with no [[NonMammalMammaries NonPrimate Breasts]] or HartmanHips in sight. (And then later, they possess both features, which they shake during their big musical number.)

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* In the live-action ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks: The Squeakquel'', the Chipettes have longer hair than the boys and eyelashes. They do wear clothes for the majority of the film, but their first scene has them arrive from the wild (no clothes) with no [[NonMammalMammaries NonPrimate Breasts]] breasts]] or HartmanHips in sight. (And then later, they possess both features, which they shake during their big musical number.)



* A variation of the skull with bow symbol is also used by Shantelle Taylor, who added cracks that resemble eyelashes.[[/folder]]

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* The Bad Idea Bears from ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' use the bowtie/hairbow version, plus the 'female' bear has eyelashes and a pearl necklace.

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* A variation of the skull with bow symbol is also used by Shantelle Taylor, who added cracks that resemble eyelashes.[[/folder]]

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* The Bad Idea Bears from ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' use the bowtie/hairbow version, plus the 'female' bear has eyelashes and a pearl necklace.



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* The Bad Idea Bears from ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' use the bowtie/hairbow version, plus the 'female' bear has eyelashes and a pearl necklace.
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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}}'' 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.
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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.



* The ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' games do this quite a bit.
** Generic Toad [=NPCs=] are identified as female by having long hair and eyelashes, which is a little strange, given the Viewer Gender Confusion suffered by the original Toad over the years.

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* The ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' games do this quite a bit.
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** Generic Toad [=NPCs=] are identified as female by having long hair and eyelashes, which is a little strange, given the Viewer Gender Confusion ViewerGenderConfusion suffered by the original Toad over the years.



** Interestingly, Watt and Sushie are aversions. Sushie otherwise looks like an ordinary Cheep-Cheep except for purple and orange coloring, and Watt, a Sparky, has only a pacifier (to signify that she's young).
** There's still some [[ViewerGenderConfusion confusion]] among gamers regarding Watt's gender. The fact that the game refers to Watt as both male AND female at different points doesn't help either.

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** Interestingly, Watt and Sushie are aversions. Sushie otherwise looks like an ordinary Cheep-Cheep except for purple and orange coloring, and Watt, a Sparky, has only a pacifier (to signify that she's young).
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young). There's still some [[ViewerGenderConfusion confusion]] among gamers regarding Watt's gender. The fact that the game refers to Watt as both male AND female at different points doesn't help either.



* In ''VideoGame/MySims'', Sims are technically neither, though the specific characteristics they're given tell the tale. The player-controlled Sim can be given any available characteristics you want. (Feminine voice, eyelashes, and attire with a masculine hairstyle and a five-o'-clock shadow? Go for it!)
* In ''[=MySims=] Kingdom'', on the other hand, you choose a gender for your Sim, and that puts a limiter on what your Sim can wear, what kind of hair is available, etc.. Sometimes, it changes what outfits you get as a reward. For example, there's a reward that lets males choose from a selection of outfits that are shorts-only; females get two-pieces, some with shirts over them (split near the bottom).

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* In ''VideoGame/MySims'', ''VideoGame/MySims'':
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Sims are technically neither, though the specific characteristics they're given tell the tale. The player-controlled Sim can be given any available characteristics you want. (Feminine voice, eyelashes, and attire with a masculine hairstyle and a five-o'-clock shadow? Go for it!)
* ** In ''[=MySims=] Kingdom'', on the other hand, you choose a gender for your Sim, and that puts a limiter on what your Sim can wear, what kind of hair is available, etc.. Sometimes, it changes what outfits you get as a reward. For example, there's a reward that lets males choose from a selection of outfits that are shorts-only; females get two-pieces, some with shirts over them (split near the bottom).



** In the N64 original title, and its updated versions on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGamecube, the female protagonists wore cone shaped hats while the boys wore viking helmets, that they were unable to remove. Custom hats in future games still use these designs.

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** In the N64 UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 original title, and its updated versions on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGamecube, the female protagonists wore cone shaped hats while the boys wore viking helmets, that they were unable to remove. Custom hats in future games still use these designs.



* Haley Long in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''. She doesn't have the bow, but when she transforms, she always has her hair. Though this seems to be true for all the characters when they transform, male or female, her dragon form is also ''pink''. When Fu Dog is showed macking on a female dog, she usually has a bow, lipstick, and/or a sparkly collar. Hey, Fu digs the girly-girls.
* Franchise/CareBears come in all colors - though a female Bear's fur tends to be more noticeably pastel. And nearly all of the pink-furred characters are female by default. In some series, they even wear girlie clothes too. (Note that this applies to cases where [[ViewerGenderConfusion the writers had made up their minds]] as to who was what.)
** Subverted with Swift Heart. Even though she had a very obviously feminine voice and behavior, ''nobody'' realized she was a girl since she's a blue rabbit with no bow or anything. Swift Heart might actually justify this trope on a meta-level.
* There's an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' where Timmy wishes everyone would look exactly the same. Everyone turns into a gray blob... and the female characters have ''gray lipstick'' and heavy eyelashes. In one episode, Timmy accidentally wished he was a girl... and was [[AttractiveBentGender turned into a girl]] with a ponytail, a bow, eyelashes, lipstick, a blouse, and a skirt.
** Although, Wanda granted it because he was acting a bit sexist, and presumably chose how he looked.
* In their heyday, the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' inadvertently became the TalkingAnimal equivalent of a sausage party. Over the years, attempts were made to add some ladies into the cast for a more even gender balance. The results were... mixed:

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* Haley Long in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''. She doesn't have the bow, but when she transforms, she always has her hair. Though this seems to be true for all the characters when they transform, male or female, her dragon form is also ''pink''.''pink'' (in season 1 she was purple, which is considered more unisex though leaning towards feminine than Jake's red tone). When Fu Dog is showed macking on a female dog, she usually has a bow, lipstick, and/or a sparkly collar. Hey, Fu digs the girly-girls.
* Franchise/CareBears come in all colors - though a female Bear's fur tends to be more noticeably pastel. And nearly all of the pink-furred characters are female by default. In some series, they even wear girlie clothes too. (Note that this applies to cases where [[ViewerGenderConfusion the writers had made up their minds]] as to who was what.)
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) Subverted with Swift Heart. Even though she had a very obviously feminine voice and behavior, ''nobody'' realized she was a girl since she's a blue rabbit with no bow or anything. Swift Heart might actually justify this trope on a meta-level.
* There's an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' where Timmy wishes everyone would look exactly the same. Everyone turns into a gray blob... and the female characters have ''gray lipstick'' and heavy eyelashes. In one episode, Timmy accidentally wished he was a girl... and was [[AttractiveBentGender turned into a girl]] with a ponytail, a bow, eyelashes, lipstick, a blouse, and a skirt.
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skirt. Although, Wanda granted it because he was acting a bit sexist, and presumably chose how he looked.
* In their heyday, the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' inadvertently became the TalkingAnimal equivalent of a sausage party. Over the years, attempts were made to add some ladies into the cast for a more even gender balance. The results were... mixed:



*** On the topic of Tiny Toons, there's Little Sneezer. Eyelashes? check. High-pitched voice? Check. But make no mistake, it's a ''he''.
** Originally, Lola Bunny from ''Film/SpaceJam'' was going to be little more than a pink-furred, shorter version of Bugs. Oddly, Creator/WarnerBros toned down her Tertiary Sexual Characteristics ''too'' much. This was an attempt to avoid upsetting anyone, especially the merchandise makers. But the story goes that the [=McDonald=]'s execs took one look at the prototype toys and outright refused, saying that there was no way that they would accept Bugs Bunny flirting with a rabbit who ''looked like a 10-year-old boy''.
** Speaking of Lola. She stands as a point of major contention for fans of the Classic WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, and it's partially ''because'' her gender-specific traits are so obvious. It makes the addition of a female member to the cast seem all the more forced. She even had the hair bow in ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes''.

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*** On the topic of Tiny Toons, there's Little Sneezer. Eyelashes? check. High-pitched voice? Check. But make no mistake, it's a ''he''.
** Originally, Lola Bunny from ''Film/SpaceJam'' was going to be little more than a pink-furred, shorter version of Bugs. Oddly, Creator/WarnerBros toned down her Tertiary Sexual Characteristics ''too'' much. This was an attempt to avoid upsetting anyone, especially the merchandise makers. But the story goes that the [=McDonald=]'s execs took one look at the prototype toys and outright refused, saying that there was no way that they would accept Bugs Bunny flirting with a rabbit who ''looked like a 10-year-old boy''.
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boy''. Speaking of Lola. She stands as a point of major contention for fans of the Classic WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', and it's partially ''because'' her gender-specific traits are so obvious. It makes the addition of a female member to the cast seem all the more forced. She even had the hair bow in ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes''.



** '''Subverted''' in "Back Alley Oproar". Sylvester (before his {{Flanderization}} to Tweety's ButtMonkey) hands off a bit of sheet music to a big orange cat who looks stereotypically male (and the thing is, it's hard to say exactly ''how''). '''She''' proceeds to sing a lovely soprano aria from an opera -- before [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender getting clobbered with a shotgun butt and staggering off the roof.]]
** That said, whenever Daffy is mackin' on a lady duck, she tends to have ''very'' obvious tells.

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** '''Subverted''' in "Back Alley Oproar". Sylvester (before his {{Flanderization}} to Tweety's ButtMonkey) hands off a bit of sheet music to a big orange cat who looks stereotypically male (and the thing is, it's hard to say exactly ''how''). '''She''' proceeds to sing a lovely soprano aria from an opera -- before [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender getting clobbered with a shotgun butt and staggering off the roof.]]
** That said, whenever
Whenever Daffy is mackin' on a lady duck, she tends to have ''very'' obvious tells.



* Panini of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' has the eyelashes and the girly color scheme, but wears a sweatband/scrunchie around her ears rather than a bow.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'':
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Panini of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' has the eyelashes and the girly color scheme, but wears a sweatband/scrunchie around her ears rather than a bow.bow. Chowder in comparison is light purple, which is often considered feminine though can be unisex. Chowder and Panini are the same species but look nothing alike.



* Female animals in the ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movies tend to have longer eyelashes, lighter colored fur and, when applicable, obviously feminine bodies. Female sloths in particular have girly "hair" and what appears to be ''lipstick''. In the audio commentary for ''The Meltdown'', it is joked by the character designers that they would have saved themselves a lot of trouble if they'd just stuck a bow on Ellie's head rather than try to modify Manny's design to make it feminine. ''Dawn of the Dinosaurs'' features Scrat facing off against a female Scrat for an acorn. Scratte has dark foxy coloring, a significantly curvier body, eyelashes, and ''blue eyeshadow''. She may possibly also be a separate species since, like [[BizarreSexualDimorphism female]] [[Film/TheDarkCrystal gelflings]], she can glide.



* This may have been an attempt to get around the all-too-common ReptilesAreAbhorrent effect, but Master Viper in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' has eyelashes, flowers on her head, and "lipstick"; pretty much the opposite of Master Tigress (see below). This also suggests that it may be a deliberate choice on the part of the ''character'', who seemed a bit more secure in both her femininity and her martial prowess than the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Woman]] Tiger.
** It could also be because that's all she could be wearing and still believably move like a (cartoon) snake; it's harder to pull off CivilizedAnimal without copying either clothing or human movement.



* Very subtly done in ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet''. The female emperor penguins have purple undersides under their beaks and males have orange. The females also have their chest feathers shaped to vaguely resemble breasts.



* Christmas special, ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' (the stop animation one) has Claurice, a doe that Rudolph is attracted to. How do we know Claurice is female? Well, she has no antlers for one thing, but she also has lighter fur, eyelashes and a bow on her head. Yup, definitely a female deer.
** Except for the fact that both reindeer sexes have antlers. In fact, the females shed theirs later in the year than the males do; the reindeer that have no antlers by Christmas are the old males.

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* Christmas special, ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' (the stop animation one) has Claurice, a doe that Rudolph is attracted to. How do we know Claurice is female? Well, she has no antlers for one thing, but she also has lighter fur, eyelashes and a bow on her head. Yup, definitely a female deer.
** Except for the fact that
deer. In real life though, both reindeer sexes have antlers. In fact, the females shed theirs later in the year than the males do; the reindeer that have no antlers by Christmas are the old males.



* Parodied and subverted in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', where Francis, a male ladybug, has long eyelashes, full lips and a BeautyMark.



* Most dog breeds avert this trope however some such as the German Shepherd have differences, such as their size.



* TokyoMewMew: Subverted in a way, as the aliens, all male, tend to have some feminine hairstyles. The most prominent of the three would be the youngest, Tart, who has pigtails. They all have very thick eyelashes to confuse you more.

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* TokyoMewMew: ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'':
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Subverted in a way, as the aliens, all male, tend to have some feminine hairstyles. The most prominent of the three would be the youngest, Tart, who has pigtails. They all have very thick eyelashes to confuse you more.



* Much of Creator/OsamuTezuka's works. Most male characters designed by him has long eyelashes, and in certain cases, even end up looking feminine (''Manga/AstroBoy'' could easily pass off as a girl if his name didn't make it clear that it's a ''he''). KimbaTheWhiteLion actually caused some ViewerGenderConfusion, and it didn't help that he was [[CrossdressingVoices voiced by Yvonne Murray]] in the new dub.

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* Much of Creator/OsamuTezuka's works. Most male characters designed by him has long eyelashes, and in certain cases, even end up looking feminine (''Manga/AstroBoy'' could easily pass off as a girl if his name didn't make it clear that it's a ''he''). KimbaTheWhiteLion ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' actually caused some ViewerGenderConfusion, and it didn't help that he was [[CrossdressingVoices voiced by Yvonne Murray]] in the new dub.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' when we find out [[spoiler:Kevin, the brightly-colored bird with no obvious male or female distinguishing characteristics is both female and a mother.]]
** Which makes even less sense, as in most sexually dimorphic bird species it's the ''male'' who is colorful and often sports long tail feathers, brightly-colored wattles or eye-catching patterns, while the female is of a muted color that blends into the background.
** But play straight with Ellie, who as a child looked so Tomboyish in her explorer gear, the only indication that it was a girl was the pale, pink bow on her messy moptop.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'':
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Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' when we find out [[spoiler:Kevin, the brightly-colored bird with no obvious male or female distinguishing characteristics is both female and a mother.]]
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]] Which makes even less sense, as in most sexually dimorphic bird species [[spoiler:bird species]] it's the ''male'' who is colorful and often sports long tail feathers, [[spoiler:tail feathers]], brightly-colored wattles [[spoiler:wattles]], or eye-catching patterns, while the female is of a muted color that blends into the background.
** But play straight with Ellie, who as a child looked so Tomboyish tomboyish in her explorer gear, the only indication that it was a girl was the pale, pink bow on her messy moptop.



* Parodied and subverted in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', where Francis, a male ladybug, has long eyelashes, full lips and a BeautyMark.
* In the first ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' film, the Darling's son has an extremely pink bedroom and an equally pink wardrobe. The sequel released decades later swapped it for blue, probably due to pink becoming less unisex since the original film.



* Subverted with this ''{{Pokemon}}''-based trophy from ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''. Yes, that trophy actually admitted the fact that some Pokemon that appear to be only one gender can actually be both.

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* Subverted with this ''{{Pokemon}}''-based ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''-based trophy from ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''. Yes, that trophy actually admitted the fact that some Pokemon that appear to be only one gender can actually be both.



* Parodied in the online game [[http://games.adultswim.com/lee-lees-quest-adventure-online-game.html Lee-Lee's Quest]]. In the intro, the titular character Lee-Lee, a blue blob, assumes that Lulu, the pink blob standing next to him, is his girlfriend. Lulu is OF COURSE just another guy who happens to like pink and have long eyelashes.
** The sequel opens by revealing that Lulu is pregnant and heavily suggests that she was just saying anything she could think of to get Lee-Lee to leave her be.

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* Parodied in the online game [[http://games.''[[http://games.adultswim.com/lee-lees-quest-adventure-online-game.html Lee-Lee's Quest]].Quest]]''. In the intro, the titular character Lee-Lee, a blue blob, assumes that Lulu, the pink blob standing next to him, is his girlfriend. Lulu is OF COURSE just another guy who happens to like pink and have long eyelashes.
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eyelashes. Though, the sequel opens by revealing that Lulu is pregnant and heavily suggests that she was just saying anything she could think of to get Lee-Lee to leave her be.



* Chica in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. Watch a LetsPlay video, and chances are the player will refer to her as a he or a mister. No bow, no eyelashes, a dingy yellow color, and wearing [[AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal just a bib]] that says, "LET'S EAT!!!" in gender-neutral purple and yellow letters.
** Played straight with her redesign in [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 the sequel]], though.

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* Chica in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'':
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Watch a LetsPlay video, and chances are the player will refer to her Chica as a he "he" or a mister. "mister". No bow, no eyelashes, a dingy yellow color, and wearing [[AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal just a bib]] that says, "LET'S EAT!!!" in gender-neutral purple and yellow letters.
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letters. Played straight with her redesign in [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 the sequel]], though.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Spinelli [[OneSteveLimit shares a first name]] with [[AlphaBitch The Ashleys]] clique... and nothing else. She does wear a skirt, but she gender-neutralizes it with her very masculine boots, coat, and hat.
** She has pigtails though, so not so neutralized.
** The show actually subverts the cartoony way of not really having any tertiary sexual characteristics, like the eyelashes, as none of the girls (or if anyone's wondering, the boys) have any. The only characteristic the girls are given to look different are that they're drawn with full lips (with the exceptions of Cornchip Girl and a few others).
** In fact, the ''only'' female character drawn with eyelashes is Miss Grotke. She probably wears mascara.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'':
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Spinelli [[OneSteveLimit shares a first name]] with [[AlphaBitch The Ashleys]] clique... and nothing else. She does wear a skirt, but she gender-neutralizes it with her very masculine boots, coat, and hat.
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hat. She has pigtails though, so she's not so completely neutralized.
** The show actually subverts the cartoony way of not really having any tertiary sexual characteristics, like the eyelashes, as none of the girls (or if anyone's wondering, the boys) have any. The only characteristic the girls are given to look different are that they're drawn with full lips (with the exceptions of Cornchip Girl and a few others).
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others). In fact, the ''only'' female character drawn with eyelashes is Miss Grotke. She probably wears mascara.



* Also in ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', Flaky lacks the long eyelashes of the other girls. Between this and the fact that the series [[TheUnintelligible has very little intelligible dialogue]], there has been quite a bit of ViewerGenderConfusion.

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* Also in In ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', Flaky lacks the long eyelashes of the other girls. Between this and the fact that the series [[TheUnintelligible has very little intelligible dialogue]], there has been quite a bit of ViewerGenderConfusion.



* Inverted majorly on ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. Darwin the fish has feminine eyelashes and a rather girlish voice, although his VA is a boy. Contrast with other female characters like Tina (a relatively realistic T-rex), Penny (a peanut with antlers), Molly (brontosaur), and Carmen (a cactus), who have very gender-neutral appearances. Several other male characters also have eyelashes (Richard the rabbit, Alan the balloon, the donut cop) while only about half the female ones do.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'':
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Inverted majorly on ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''.majorly. Darwin the fish has feminine eyelashes and a rather girlish voice, although his VA is a boy. Contrast with other female characters like Tina (a relatively realistic T-rex), Penny (a peanut with antlers), Molly (brontosaur), and Carmen (a cactus), who have very gender-neutral appearances. Several other male characters also have eyelashes (Richard the rabbit, Alan the balloon, the donut cop) while only about half the female ones do.



* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} has at least one. Similar to the Wonder Pets listed above, there was a young female character with a gender neutral voice and a baseball hat nickname "W.D."; she also has a gender neutral haircut and wears masculine clothing, to emphasize she's a tomboy. Her name is "Wilhelmina", but no one calls her that.
* Mostly averted in ThePenguinsOfMadagascar and played with in "Miss Understanding". Due to some mistake, Skipper's led to believe that he is actually female. Once he accepts it, he promptly puts on a big pink bow.
* As mentioned above, the "Big Brother Ponies" from ''MyLittlePony'' were essentially the only male Ponies up until G4. They looked [[http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/60df65757db81fd1b6ea03f868cb04b6/41207%20-%20big_brother_ponies%20g1.jpg almost]] [[http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/a0dc595a6d758a263e7bbd8d593a8a3e/34663%20-%20Big_Brothers%20Mountain_Boys%20big_brother_ponies%20g1%20toy.JPG exactly]] like the girls except for "boyish" Flank markings, being a tiny bit larger than the girls, and unshorn fetlocks. Depending on whom you ask, several of them look even [[{{Bishonen}} more feminine]] than the girls. FridgeBrilliance pops in when you remember that G1 liked to be accurate, and horses have long eyelashes.
** Speaking of [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic G4]], lots of casual observers think Rainbow Dash is TheOneGuy because it's exactly the sort of art style where a blue character would generally be ColorCodedForYourConvenience. Additionally, her mane (though still long) is a lot closer cropped than the rest of the Mane Six, her voice is about the same timbre as Spike (who is a boy), and she is tomboyish in behavior.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' has at least one. Similar to the Wonder Pets ''Wonder Pets'' listed above, there was a young female character with a gender neutral voice and a baseball hat nickname "W.D."; she also has a gender neutral haircut and wears masculine clothing, to emphasize she's a tomboy. Her name is "Wilhelmina", but no one calls her that.
* Mostly averted in ThePenguinsOfMadagascar ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' and played with in "Miss Understanding". Due to some mistake, Skipper's led to believe that he is actually female. Once he accepts it, he promptly puts on a big pink bow.
* As mentioned above, the "Big Brother Ponies" from ''MyLittlePony'' ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' were essentially the only male Ponies up until G4. They looked [[http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/60df65757db81fd1b6ea03f868cb04b6/41207%20-%20big_brother_ponies%20g1.jpg almost]] [[http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/a0dc595a6d758a263e7bbd8d593a8a3e/34663%20-%20Big_Brothers%20Mountain_Boys%20big_brother_ponies%20g1%20toy.JPG exactly]] like the girls except for "boyish" Flank Ffank markings, being a tiny bit larger than the girls, and unshorn fetlocks. Depending on whom you ask, several of them look even [[{{Bishonen}} more feminine]] than the girls. FridgeBrilliance pops in when you remember that G1 liked to be accurate, and horses have long eyelashes.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Speaking of [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic G4]], G4, lots of casual observers think Rainbow Dash is TheOneGuy because it's exactly the sort of art style where a blue character would generally be ColorCodedForYourConvenience. Additionally, her mane (though still long) is a lot closer cropped than the rest of the Mane Six, her voice is about the same timbre as Spike (who is a boy), and she is tomboyish in behavior.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' most female characters and gems aren't drawn with eyelashes. Ironically, the one who does have noticeable eyelashes is the [[TheBrute very masculine, evil]] [[TomboyishName Jasper]].
* Most boys in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' have no eyelashes. Minor character Ian has eyelashes, possibly to emphasise that he is a [[{{bishonen}} "pretty boy"]], while the campy and effeminate Brandon has eyelashes.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' most female characters and gems aren't drawn with eyelashes. eyelashes (and modt gems apparently have no breasts). Ironically, the one who does have noticeable eyelashes is the [[TheBrute very masculine, evil]] [[TomboyishName Jasper]].
Jasper]]. Steven himself averts the cliche that only girls wear pink, as his clothes and powers are both pink.
* Most boys in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' have no eyelashes. Minor character Ian has eyelashes, possibly to emphasise that he is a [[{{bishonen}} "pretty boy"]], while the campy and effeminate Brandon also has eyelashes.


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* Subverted with Little Sneezer from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. Eyelashes? check. High-pitched voice? Check. But make no mistake, he's a male.
* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Back Alley Oproar". Sylvester (before his {{Flanderization}} to Tweety's ButtMonkey) hands off a bit of sheet music to a big orange cat who looks stereotypically male (and the thing is, it's hard to say exactly ''how''). '''She''' proceeds to sing a lovely soprano aria from an opera -- before [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender getting clobbered with a shotgun butt and staggering off the roof.]]
* An old animation trope was to draw all babies with eyelashes to make them look youthful and innocent. This can be seen in many shorts from the early-to-mid 1900s but has gone out of style since. This is why Tweety from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' has prominent eyelashes--he's a chick.
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** 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 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/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'', 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/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'', 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.



** As in the games, Amy is pink. Unlike the games Sonic is not naturally blue furred. He gained blue fur in an accident that caused his superspeed. What this means for Amy is never specified except for one issue that insisted she originally had brown fur too. It had numerous [[SeriesContinuityError issues]] so whether it's accurate is dubious.

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** As in the games, Amy is pink. Unlike the games Sonic is not naturally blue furred. He gained [[LockedIntoStrangeness blue fur in an accident accident]] that caused his superspeed. What this means for Amy is never specified except for one issue that insisted she originally had brown fur too. It had numerous [[SeriesContinuityError issues]] so whether it's accurate is dubious.



** In the N64 original title, and its updated versions on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGamecube, the female protagonists wore cone shaped hats while the boys wore viking helmets that they were unable to remove. Custom hats in future games still use these designs.

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** In the N64 original title, and its updated versions on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGamecube, the female protagonists wore cone shaped hats while the boys wore viking helmets helmets, that they were unable to remove. Custom hats in future games still use these designs.
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** As in the games, Amy is pink. Unlike the games Sonic is not naturally blue furred. He gained blue fur in an accident that caused his superspeed. What this means for Amy is never specified except for one issue that insisted she originally had brown fur too. It had numerous [[SeriesContinuityError issues]] so whether it's accuratw is dubious.

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** As in the games, Amy is pink. Unlike the games Sonic is not naturally blue furred. He gained blue fur in an accident that caused his superspeed. What this means for Amy is never specified except for one issue that insisted she originally had brown fur too. It had numerous [[SeriesContinuityError issues]] so whether it's accuratw accurate is dubious.
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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' Ash's Butterfree falls for another Butterfree, who just happens to be the only Pink Butterfree around (and this was before Shiny ''or'' gendered Pokémon were introduced in the main series).
** As it turns out, possibly as a ContinuityNod, Shiny Butterfree do have a pinkish tint, and have distinctly pink hands, feet, wings, and a mouth in the second generation.
** ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' also had a version of the ''Pikachu's Goodbye'' story where Pikachu hooks up with another Pikachu with a flower on its head, presumably intended to be female, with Ash's Pikachu [[AmbiguousGender being]] male.
** It also happens in ''PokemonSpecial'', where one of the main characters, Yellow, has a Pikachu that also has FlowerInHerHair, and is a mate to Red's own Pikachu.
** There's another episode where a female Charizard appears. No points for guessing [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Charla how you tell]].

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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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Ash's Butterfree falls for another Butterfree, who just happens to be the only Pink Butterfree around (and this was before Shiny ''or'' gendered Pokémon were introduced in the main series).
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series). As it turns out, possibly as a ContinuityNod, MythologyGag, Shiny Butterfree do have a pinkish tint, and have distinctly pink hands, feet, wings, and a mouth in the second generation.
** ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' also had a version of the ''Pikachu's Goodbye'' story where Pikachu hooks up The anime began using gender differences starting with another Pikachu ''Best Wishes''. It's most obvious with a flower on its head, presumably intended to be female, with Ash's Pikachu Pikachu-- he was always [[AmbiguousGender being]] male.
** It also happens in ''PokemonSpecial'', where one of the main characters, Yellow, has a
implied]] to be male however, thanks to female Pikachu that also having heart shaped tails post-''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'', 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 FlowerInHerHair, and is a mate heart-shaped appendage taped to Red's own Pikachu.
his tail. Oddly though the fact no heart shaped tailed Pikachu appeared retroactively implies literally ''every'' Pikachu seen before has been male.
** There's another episode where a female Charizard appears. No points for guessing [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Charla how you tell]].



* ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' had a version of the ''Pikachu's Goodbye'' story where Pikachu hooks up with another Pikachu with a flower on its head, presumably intended to be female, with Ash's Pikachu [[AmbiguousGender being]] male.
* It happens in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' where one of the main characters, Yellow, has a Pikachu (named "Chu") that also has FlowerInHerHair, and is a [[OfficialCouple mate]] to Red's own Pikachu, Pika. They even have a Pichu together.



* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'':
** As in the games, Amy is pink. Unlike the games Sonic is not naturally blue furred. He gained blue fur in an accident that caused his superspeed. What this means for Amy is never specified except for one issue that insisted she originally had brown fur too. It had numerous [[SeriesContinuityError issues]] so whether it's accuratw is dubious.
** Minor character Sally Acorn has a bow on her head while her younger brother wears goggles.



* Male lions cubs in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' have black ear markings, while as adults they have none. While with the exception of Sarabi and adult Vitani, none of the lionesses have ear markings. Oddly, when Simba first appeared as a newborn cub, he lacked these ear markings.
** Also, all the male lions from cubhood onward have visible whiskers, while none of the females do.
** The hyenas too feature this trope. The males have dark fur patches that resemble PermaStubble, while the only noticeably female hyena Shenzi has eye patches shaped like heavily applied eyeshadow, and a mane extending to having bangs and a fringe.
** Shenzi also has no eyebrows, just like her voice actor Caryn Johnson, aka [[spoiler:Whoopi Goldberg.]]

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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
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Male lions cubs in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' have black ear markings, while as adults they have none. While with the exception of Sarabi and adult Vitani, none of the lionesses have ear markings. Oddly, when Simba first appeared as a newborn cub, he lacked these ear markings.
** Also, all All the male lions from cubhood onward have visible whiskers, while none of the females do.
** The hyenas too feature this trope. The males have dark fur patches that resemble PermaStubble, while the only noticeably female hyena Shenzi has eye patches shaped like heavily applied eyeshadow, and a mane extending to having bangs and a fringe.
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fringe. Shenzi also has no eyebrows, just like her voice actor Caryn Johnson, aka [[spoiler:Whoopi Goldberg.]]]]
** This trope is the reason for a huge [[BrokenBase debate]] in the fandom. The cub at the end of the first movie but the cub in the sequel film is a female named Kiara. They have numerous design differences which have not gone unnoticed by viewers. This has caused EpilepticTrees that the cub in the first film is actually Kopa, Simba's retconned son in a series of books released shortly after the first film, and Kiara is actually the second cub.



* The [[Franchise/MyLittlePony Big Brother Ponies]] were, realistically, a bit larger than other Ponies (all female). They also had overall bolder color schemes, and were given hilariously exaggerated "masculine" names, accessories, and occupations. (The Fandom has not ignored the fact that [[http://www.kimsites.net/dreamvalley/5th_edition_ponies.html#big_brother_ponies5 the hats]] [[http://www.kimsites.net/dreamvalley/6th_edition_ponies2.html#big_brother_ponies6 and collars]] given to the Big Brothers make them look like [[HoYay some kind of equine Village People tribute band]].) However, their most prominent designating male feature was... big hairy feet. Because draft horses in RealLife are a OneGenderRace. Uh...

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* The [[Franchise/MyLittlePony Big Brother Ponies]] Ponies in G1 of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' were, realistically, a bit larger than other adult Ponies (all female). They also had overall bolder color schemes, and were given hilariously exaggerated "masculine" names, accessories, and occupations. (The Fandom has not ignored the fact that [[http://www.kimsites.net/dreamvalley/5th_edition_ponies.html#big_brother_ponies5 the hats]] [[http://www.kimsites.net/dreamvalley/6th_edition_ponies2.html#big_brother_ponies6 and collars]] given to the Big Brothers make them look like [[HoYay some kind of equine Village People tribute band]].) However, their most prominent designating male feature was... big hairy feet. Because draft horses in RealLife are a OneGenderRace. Uh...



* In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'', you can build male and female Servos (robot butlers). The male looks like a generic robot, but the female looks like the male with a pink bow and lipstick.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'', ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 2}}'', you can build male and female Servos (robot butlers). The male looks like a generic robot, but the female looks like the male with a pink bow and lipstick.



* Gender-specific physical differences were created for some Pokémon in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' and carried forward for future games. 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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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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Gender-specific physical differences were created for some Pokémon in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' and carried forward for future games.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]].



** Think you want to mess with a purple Nidoking?



** Female Pikachu have heart shaped tails.



* When Amy Rose first appeared in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'', her defining sexual characteristics are being pink (a contrast to Sonic's blue), eyelashes, and a skirt. When she was redesigned for ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', her femininity was more emphasized by changing her hairstyle (up until then, it was exactly the same as Sonic's), giving her an actual bust size, and giving her large golden bracelets to wear on her wrists. Another good one is Sally. In [[ComicBook/SonicTheComic the Fleetway comic]] she had a bow on her head. [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog Archie]] gave her secondary characteristics. Played straight with most characters in the games, where the only differences are eyelashes and clothing styles.

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* When Amy Rose first appeared in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'', her defining sexual characteristics are being pink (a contrast to Sonic's blue), eyelashes, and a skirt. When she was redesigned for ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', her femininity was more emphasized by changing her hairstyle (up until then, it was exactly the same as Sonic's), giving her an actual bust size, size (she was changed from eight years old to twelve), and giving her large golden bracelets to wear on her wrists. Another good one is Sally. In [[ComicBook/SonicTheComic the Fleetway comic]] she had a bow on her head.wrists. [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog Archie]] gave her secondary characteristics. Played straight with most characters in the games, where the only differences are eyelashes and clothing styles.



* All over the place in the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series, where characters are given bows to show that they're female. It's most obvious with Chuchu the octopus and Ribbon the fairy. The only two exceptions seem to be [[CuteWitch Keke]] and Adeleine. This caries over into the fandom, where fanmade female characters are usually given a bow, or at least big ol' eyelashes.
** Also, the blue Lololo's distaff counterpart Lalala is pink and wears a bow.

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* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'':
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All over the place in the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' ''Kirby'' series, where characters are given bows to show that they're female. It's most obvious with Chuchu the octopus and Ribbon the fairy. The only two exceptions seem to be [[CuteWitch Keke]] and Adeleine. This caries over into the fandom, where fanmade female characters are usually given a bow, or at least big ol' eyelashes.
** Also, the The blue Lololo's distaff counterpart Lalala is pink and wears a bow.



* The protagonists of ''[[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Bubble Symphony]]'', a sequel to ''Bubble Bobble'': Coro and Kulu, who have bows on their heads, are the female duo BetaCouple to Bub and Bob.
** And Pab and Peb, the new Beta Couple in ''Bubble Bobble Plus (WiiWare)''. (See the Title Operations Guide in the Wii Shop Channel.)

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* ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'':
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The protagonists of ''[[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Bubble Symphony]]'', ''Bubble Symphony'', a sequel to ''Bubble Bobble'': Coro and Kulu, who have bows on their heads, are the female duo BetaCouple to Bub and Bob.
** And Pab and Peb, the new Beta Couple in ''Bubble Bobble Plus (WiiWare)''. (See the Title Operations Guide in the Wii Shop Channel.)



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'': Why can you tell Zelda apart from the other [[AnimatedArmor Animated Armors]]? ''Because she's freakin' [[color:pink:pink]]!!''

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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'': Why can you tell Zelda apart from the other [[AnimatedArmor Animated Armors]]? ''Because she's freakin' [[color:pink:pink]]!!''



* In ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'', girl dragon Ember is [[PinkGirlBlueBoy pink]], has a necklace, and has a heart-shaped tail tip.

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* ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'':
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In ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'', girl dragon (and {{expy}} of Amy Rose) Ember is [[PinkGirlBlueBoy pink]], has a necklace, and has a heart-shaped tail tip.tip. Spyro and Flame on the other hand are purple and bright red.



* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', your player character will wear a t-shirt and shorts if they're a boy, and a dress if they're a girl. They'll also each have a different set of hairstyles (though at one point in the game, girls can get boy haircuts and vice versa.)
** In the N64 original title, and it's updated versions, the female protagonists wore cone shaped hats while the boys wore viking helmets.

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* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', your ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'':
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player character will wear a t-shirt and shorts if they're a boy, and a dress if they're a girl. They'll also each have a different set of hairstyles (though at one point in the game, girls can get boy haircuts and vice versa.)
** In the N64 original title, and it's its updated versions, versions on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGamecube, the female protagonists wore cone shaped hats while the boys wore viking helmets. helmets that they were unable to remove. Custom hats in future games still use these designs.



** Averted in ''New Leaf'', where it's possible to cross-dress and even make your character look exactly like the opposite gender. [=NPCs=] wont react to it, but other players might.
*** Also getting your hair done a certain amount of times at Shampoodle (New Leaf only) will unlock opposite gender hair options.

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** Averted in starting with ''New Leaf'', where it's possible to cross-dress and even make your character look exactly like the opposite gender. [=NPCs=] wont react to it, but other players might.
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* ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'' features a pink colored vixen. She also has a fluff of fur on her head, though not the FurryFemaleMane Krystal has.
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* Men, especially [[CarpetOfVirility macho]] men, typically have longer eyelashes than women because they have more body hair. Long eyelashes are likely associated with femininity because they make the eyes look bigger, and feminine eyelashes also have a prominent curl, which does naturally occur in babies.
* Similarly, some time periods (notably the '60s, '80s and especially 2010s) consider [[BigOlEyebrows thick eyebrows]] to be an ideal of feminine beauty. [[BigOlUnibrow Unibrows]] are actually considered youthful and attractive in Tajikistan, with women using a special herb to make them more prominent.
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