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14th May '16 6:46:05 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''{{Film/Centurion}}'' shows the Pict army with one female, the archer Aeron. [[spoiler: Subverted when the female with the Romans is revealed to be a mole for the Picts, and their DragonInChief to boot]].


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** ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' shows this, as each side of the conflict has exactly one female member - Scarlet Witch for the Anti-Accord and Black Widow for the Pro-Accord. Additionally the [[spoiler: group of other Winter Soldiers]] has just one female in the group of five.
4th May '16 8:02:22 PM MasoTey
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Compare UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest and TwoGirlsToATeam for similar critiques of female:male proportions in fiction. See ChromosomeCasting when there's zero members of the opposite sex present in the work. This is also DistaffCounterpart to TheOneGuy. Subtropes include NeverASelfMadeWoman (women cannot achieve anything without a male mentor or counterpart), SmurfetteBreakout (the Smurfette character becomes popular on her own), and TerritorialSmurfette (another female is added to the show and the original Smurfette reacts negatively). Contrast GenderEqualEnsemble.

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Compare UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest and TwoGirlsToATeam for similar critiques of female:male proportions in fiction. See ChromosomeCasting when there's zero members of the opposite sex present in the work. This is also DistaffCounterpart to TheOneGuy. Subtropes include NeverASelfMadeWoman (women cannot achieve anything without a male mentor or counterpart), SmurfetteBreakout (the Smurfette character becomes popular on her own), and TerritorialSmurfette (another female is added to the show and the original Smurfette reacts negatively). Contrast GenderEqualEnsemble.
GenderEqualEnsemble and ImprobablyFemaleCast.
25th Apr '16 4:05:53 PM BlackSunNocturne
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*** The Phantoka/Mistika sets zig-zag this. As the Phantoka consisted of half of the Toa Nuva (Pohatu, Kopaka and Lewa) and half of the Makuta (Antroz, Chirox and Vamprah). The Mistika, however, have ''two'' females: Gali and Gorast. Gorast is a special case of this trope: She's the ''only'' female of the Makuta species left. [[spoiler:And then she dies when the energy storms in Karda Nui start up.]]
16th Apr '16 2:36:37 AM Pichu-kun
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** ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'' has only Jasmine. Aladdin's mother was originally in the film, but got cut. The protagonist (Aladdin), main villain (Jafar), best friend/mentor (Genie), and sidekicks (Abu and Carpet) are all male. The Sultan rounds out the cast of male characters. Female characters do populate the world so this is arguably faithfully reflecting the kind of world where power games are played out between men and Jasmine's story would revolve around the necessity of her finding a man to marry. It still doesn't solve the diversity/representation issue but it's somewhat logical.
** ''{{Disney/Mulan}}'' - During most of the film, Mulan is with the Chinese Army, which wouldn't accept females at the time. (Which is why she has to [[SweetPollyOliver disguise herself as a man]])

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** ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'' ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' has only Jasmine. Aladdin's mother was originally in the film, but got cut. The protagonist (Aladdin), main villain (Jafar), best friend/mentor (Genie), and sidekicks (Abu and Carpet) are all male. The Sultan rounds out the cast of male characters. Female characters do populate the world so this is arguably faithfully reflecting the kind of world where power games are played out between men and Jasmine's story would revolve around the necessity of her finding a man to marry. It still doesn't solve the diversity/representation issue but it's somewhat logical.
** ''{{Disney/Mulan}}'' - ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': During most of the film, Mulan is with the Chinese Army, which wouldn't accept females at the time. (Which is why she has to [[SweetPollyOliver disguise herself as a man]])


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'': AvertedTrope: The first film ratio of male to female was originally going to be 4:1. The character Cera was originally going to be male, thus being a basic rival for Littlefoot, while Ducky would have been the only female and a fairly stereotypical one at that. However Creator/GeorgeLucas realised that Cera's gender had no real bearing on the plot and asked if Cera could be a female -- but keeping the character's personality exactly the same. The result was a memorably less clichéd female character and an unusual (for the time) male/female rivalry. The movie is a straight example of TwoGirlsToATeam.
7th Apr '16 7:23:19 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Happened again in ROH with the move to Sin Claire Broadcast Group leaving Mia Yim the lone woman on roster that usually had twenty eight wrestlers for a television taping, though more women came back around the end of the year.

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* Happened again in ROH with the move to Sin Claire Sinclair Broadcast Group leaving Mia Yim the lone woman on roster that usually had twenty eight wrestlers for a television taping, though more women came back around the end of the year.
6th Apr '16 3:08:20 AM Loekman3
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* According to Haruhiko Takenouchi from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' fame from ''FanFic/Digimon02TheStoryWeNeverTold'', Chidori is stated to be the only female member of their Original Digidestined group.
21st Mar '16 10:45:01 PM ZootyCutie94
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** For the longest time, ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' was stuck in ChromosomeCasting (even though the Mixels have NoBiologicalSex, they were still all male-coded). It took until the third year of the run into introduce the first female-coded character, a female Flexer teacher. However, females had been hinted at for the longest while.
20th Mar '16 12:01:47 PM MSRT
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* Atalanta was the only women on board the Argo in ''Jason and the Argonaunts''. Some myths state that Jason refused to allow a woman on the ship, which meant that Medea would be the only woman on the voyage back.

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* In some versions of the myth, Atalanta was the only women woman on board the Argo in ''Jason and the Argonaunts''. Some myths also state that Jason refused to allow a woman on the ship, which meant that Medea would be the only woman on the voyage back.
20th Mar '16 4:07:07 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* On the world level, the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance only had one women's division for about two decades. In the 1950s, World Tag Team Titles for women were introduced and Jack Pfefer presented a World Women's Junior Heavyweight Title belt but only the tag titles stuck. They lasted about thirty years before the WWF took them and killed them.
8th Mar '16 8:48:44 PM Gamermaster
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* Lampshaded by Hinata in chapter 34 of ''Fanfic/IAmNotGoingThroughPubertyAgain'' when she refers to [[Anime/NarutoTheMovieNinjaClashInTheLandOfSnow Fubuki Kakuyoku]] as the "obligatory kunoichi".
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