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20th Jan '16 6:01:01 AM crazysamaritan
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* There are 93 women who speak in Literature/TheBible, 49 of whom are named. This may seem like a lot, but given the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters there, it really isn't. These women speak a total of 14,056 words collectively -- roughly 1.1 percent of the total words in the book.
19th Jan '16 11:58:59 AM MarkLungo
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* There are 93 women who speak in TheBible, 49 of whom are named. This may seem like a lot, but given the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters there, it really isn't. These women speak a total of 14,056 words collectively -- roughly 1.1 percent of the total words in the book.
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* There are 93 women who speak in TheBible, Literature/TheBible, 49 of whom are named. This may seem like a lot, but given the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters there, it really isn't. These women speak a total of 14,056 words collectively -- roughly 1.1 percent of the total words in the book.
19th Jan '16 11:56:52 AM Laevatein
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* There are 93 women who speak in TheBible, 49 of whom are named. This may seem like a lot, but given the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters there, it really isn't. These women speak a total of 14,056 words collectively -- roughly 1.1 percent of the total words in the book.
19th Jan '16 7:56:19 AM crazysamaritan
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Not An Example, not even an inversion.
* Inverted in ''Fanfic/TheGreatAlicornHunt''. As of chapter 42, female alicorns outnumber the males by a factor of seven to one. Luna ''really'' wants this ratio to be fixed, as it's been fifteen centuries since the last time she had any nookie (And the only adult male alicorn is already married).

** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'''s main cast includes a young boy's toy collection, with predictably male-oriented rather than girls' toys. Bo Peep was the only female in the cast, a domestic woman and SatelliteLoveInterest with no part in the main action. It's hinted that the sequels would add more female characters at the end by having Mr. Potato Head wishing for a Mrs. Potato Head to opened. And they did! The cast later added Jessie the cowgirl, Mrs. Potato Head, Dolly, a female Triceratops, and Barbie to the cast, among others...at the expense of Bo Peep basically fading into nonexistence. She's set to re-appear in ''Toy Story 4,'' however.
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** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'''s main cast includes a young boy's toy collection, with predictably male-oriented rather than girls' toys. Bo Peep was the only female in the cast, a domestic woman and SatelliteLoveInterest with no part in the main action. It's hinted that the sequels would add more female characters at the end by having Mr. Potato Head wishing for a Mrs. Potato Head to opened. And they did! The cast later added Jessie the cowgirl, Mrs. Potato Head, Dolly, a female Triceratops, and Barbie to the cast, among others...at the expense of Bo Peep basically fading into nonexistence. She's set to re-appear in ''Toy Story 4,'' however.
16th Jan '16 7:26:52 PM AshlynNyx
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I know I'm being a tad nitpicky, but Rey's a scavenger, not a smuggler.
-->'''Yoda''': [[SelfDeprecation Not many women in our adventures, are there]]. Fix that [[Film/TheForceAwakens next time]], we must. [[labelnote: Note]]And they did! There's four major women in ''The Force Awakens'': Young smuggler Rey, wise, old bartender Maz Kanata, Leia Organa, who is now a Rebel general, and Captain Phasma, who leads the Stormtroopers.[[/labelnote]]
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-->'''Yoda''': [[SelfDeprecation Not many women in our adventures, are there]]. Fix that [[Film/TheForceAwakens next time]], we must. [[labelnote: Note]]And they did! There's four major women in ''The Force Awakens'': Young smuggler scavenger Rey, wise, old bartender Maz Kanata, Leia Organa, who is now a Rebel general, and Captain Phasma, who leads the Stormtroopers.[[/labelnote]]
16th Jan '16 10:40:10 AM StFan
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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'': ** ''Film/TheAvengers'' hosts a primary ensemble of eight characters, with Black Widow acting as the lone female of the team. Supporting female cast members were included to improve the gender demographics. Creator/JossWhedon himself was not happy, and has said he added Scarlet Witch to the sequel, ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', partially for this reason. ** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' has only Agent Carter for female protagonists. {{Justified|Trope}}, of course, by the film's UsefulNotes/WorldWarII setting. Supporting cast membership includes some females, to even out the story disparity. Carter's own [[Series/AgentCarter spin-off]] averts this. ** The ''Marvel Universe LIVE!'' stage show (inspired by the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', but not canon with it) added ComicBook/TheFalcon and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]] to The Avengers to help offset the racial and gender disparity. ** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has exactly one female teammate (Gamora), and her sister (Nebula) works for the antagonists. LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters apply here, so there are additional female characters. ** ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and sequel ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' have a team of the prince(s) and "Lady Sif and her warriors three", implying that Thor, Loki, and Sif are the only ones who rates a name to strangers. The first film put some emphasis on her success, although people familiar with Norse history or mythology will find this odd, since Scandinavian women enjoyed more freedom than women almost anywhere else in the world during the medieval period, and Norse Mythology features several {{Action Girl}}s. This is especially odd since the second film shows that Queen Frigga is quite capable with a sword too. * The ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'' has a complicated relationship with the Smurfette Principle. Depending on the medium, transformers Arcee, Elita One and Chromia may be one robot, or sisters. The human cast always has several females, even if it isn't usually an even gender split. In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', they are female Autobots; Arcee gets the most screen time and one line, but the sisters do get a good fight scene with Sideswipe at the beginning. In the novel and comics, Arcee is the central component with Chromia and Elita One as drone units she controls and they can combine into a larger robot. Arcee was cut at the last minute from [[Film/{{Transformers}} the first movie]] and was replaced by Ironhide because of negative fan reaction to her. Also, it was decided that there wasn't enough time to discuss why there were female Transformers in the first place (not that it stopped them from appearing in the [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen second movie]]).
16th Jan '16 10:38:23 AM StFan
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[[folder:Multiple Media]] * While ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' has a close-to-equal male-female ratio amoung the human cast, there is a tendency for the GreekChorus of Oompa-Loompas to be depicted as almost or exclusively male in adaptations, even though the novel makes it clear there are females. Only males are seen in [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory the 1971 film]] and [[Theatre/TheGoldenTicket 2010 opera]] (the latter has an all-female squirrel chorus as a counterpart). While ''hundreds'' are seen in the [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film]] only ''one'' is depicted as female, though this is partially because [[ActingForTwo one actor plays all of them]]. Averted in the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical,]] which has about equal numbers of male and female Oompa-Loompas played by the chorus. * ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'': ** ''Film/TheAvengers'' hosts a primary ensemble of eight characters, with Black Widow acting as the lone female of the team. Supporting female cast members were included to improve the gender demographics. Creator/JossWhedon himself was not happy, and has said he added Scarlet Witch to the sequel, ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', partially for this reason. ** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' has only Agent Carter for female protagonists. {{Justified|Trope}}, of course, by the film's UsefulNotes/WorldWarII setting. Supporting cast membership includes some females, to even out the story disparity. Carter's own [[Series/AgentCarter spin-off]] averts this. ** The ''Marvel Universe LIVE!'' stage show (inspired by the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', but not canon with it) added ComicBook/TheFalcon and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]] to The Avengers to help offset the racial and gender disparity. ** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has exactly one female teammate (Gamora), and her sister (Nebula) works for the antagonists. LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters apply here, so there are additional female characters. ** ''{{Film/Thor}}'' and sequel ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' have a team of the prince(s) and "Lady Sif and her warriors three", implying that Thor, Loki, and Sif are the only ones who rates a name to strangers. The first film put some emphasis on her success, although people familiar with Norse history or mythology will find this odd, since Scandinavian women enjoyed more freedom than women almost anywhere else in the world during the medieval period, and Norse Mythology features several {{Action Girl}}s. This is especially odd since the second film shows that Queen Frigga is quite capable with a sword too. * The ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'' has a complicated relationship with the Smurfette Principle. Depending on the medium, transformers Arcee, Elita One and Chromia may be one robot, or sisters. The human cast always has several females, even if it isn't usually an even gender split. In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', they are female Autobots; Arcee gets the most screen time and one line, but the sisters do get a good fight scene with Sideswipe at the beginning. In the novel and comics, Arcee is the central component with Chromia and Elita One as drone units she controls and they can combine into a larger robot. \\ \\ Arcee was cut at the last minute from [[Film/{{Transformers}} the first movie]] and was replaced by Ironhide because of negative fan reaction to her. Also, it was decided that there wasn't enough time to discuss why there were female Transformers in the first place (not that it stopped them from appearing in the [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen second movie]]). [[/folder]] [[folder:Mythology]]
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[[folder:Multiple Media]] * While ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' has a close-to-equal male-female ratio amoung the human cast, there is a tendency for the GreekChorus of Oompa-Loompas to be depicted as almost or exclusively male in adaptations, even though the novel makes it clear there are females. Only males are seen in [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory the 1971 film]] and [[Theatre/TheGoldenTicket 2010 opera]] (the latter has an all-female squirrel chorus as a counterpart). While ''hundreds'' are seen in the [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film]] only ''one'' is depicted as female, though this is partially because [[ActingForTwo one actor plays all of them]]. Averted in the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical,]] which has about equal numbers of male and female Oompa-Loompas played by the chorus. * ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'': ** ''Film/TheAvengers'' hosts a primary ensemble of eight characters, with Black Widow acting as the lone female of the team. Supporting female cast members were included to improve the gender demographics. Creator/JossWhedon himself was not happy, and has said he added Scarlet Witch to the sequel, ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', partially for this reason. ** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' has only Agent Carter for female protagonists. {{Justified|Trope}}, of course, by the film's UsefulNotes/WorldWarII setting. Supporting cast membership includes some females, to even out the story disparity. Carter's own [[Series/AgentCarter spin-off]] averts this. ** The ''Marvel Universe LIVE!'' stage show (inspired by the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', but not canon with it) added ComicBook/TheFalcon and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]] to The Avengers to help offset the racial and gender disparity. ** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has exactly one female teammate (Gamora), and her sister (Nebula) works for the antagonists. LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters apply here, so there are additional female characters. ** ''{{Film/Thor}}'' and sequel ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' have a team of the prince(s) and "Lady Sif and her warriors three", implying that Thor, Loki, and Sif are the only ones who rates a name to strangers. The first film put some emphasis on her success, although people familiar with Norse history or mythology will find this odd, since Scandinavian women enjoyed more freedom than women almost anywhere else in the world during the medieval period, and Norse Mythology features several {{Action Girl}}s. This is especially odd since the second film shows that Queen Frigga is quite capable with a sword too. * The ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'' has a complicated relationship with the Smurfette Principle. Depending on the medium, transformers Arcee, Elita One and Chromia may be one robot, or sisters. The human cast always has several females, even if it isn't usually an even gender split. In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', they are female Autobots; Arcee gets the most screen time and one line, but the sisters do get a good fight scene with Sideswipe at the beginning. In the novel and comics, Arcee is the central component with Chromia and Elita One as drone units she controls and they can combine into a larger robot. \\ \\ Arcee was cut at the last minute from [[Film/{{Transformers}} the first movie]] and was replaced by Ironhide because of negative fan reaction to her. Also, it was decided that there wasn't enough time to discuss why there were female Transformers in the first place (not that it stopped them from appearing in the [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen second movie]]). [[/folder]] [[folder:Mythology]][[folder:Myths & Religion]]

* The planets in our solar system are traditionally named after deities in the Roman pantheon, and it zigzags between this trope and TwoGirlsToATeam (at least depending on whether you want to count our planet, Earth is classified as female in many world religions, including the Roman Terra, which is occasionally used as the "proper" name of Earth): Originally, the six planets were Sun/Sol (male), Moon/Luna (female), {{UsefulNotes/Mercury}}, {{UsefulNotes/Venus}}, {{UsefulNotes/Mars}}, {{UsefulNotes/Jupiter}}, and {{UsefulNotes/Saturn}}. The moon and sun of course aren't planets, so that changed to the nine planets at some point (adding in UsefulNotes/{{Uranus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Neptune}} and Pluto, which was later demoted from planet status), with Venus being the only one left named after a female. The next planet discovered was named Ceres, also female, upping the count to two...but Ceres was later demoted into an asteroid, returning to this Principle. ** Dwarf planets avert this. Of the five most recognized, three (Ceres, Eris, and Haumea) are feminine. Similarly, moons are more often female than male, with many of Jupiter's moons being named for his lovers ([[ImmortalityBisexuality but there's still some guys in there]]).
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* The planets in our solar system are traditionally named after deities in the Roman pantheon, and it zigzags between this trope and TwoGirlsToATeam (at least depending on whether you want to count our planet, Earth is classified as female in many world religions, including the Roman Terra, which is occasionally used as the "proper" name of Earth): Originally, the six planets were Sun/Sol (male), Moon/Luna (female), {{UsefulNotes/Mercury}}, {{UsefulNotes/Venus}}, {{UsefulNotes/Mars}}, {{UsefulNotes/Jupiter}}, and {{UsefulNotes/Saturn}}. The moon and sun of course aren't planets, so that changed to the nine planets at some point (adding in UsefulNotes/{{Uranus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Neptune}} and Pluto, which was later demoted from planet status), with Venus being the only one left named after a female. The next planet discovered was named Ceres, also female, upping the count to two... but Ceres was later demoted into an asteroid, returning to this Principle. ** * Dwarf planets avert this. Of the five most recognized, three (Ceres, Eris, and Haumea) are feminine. Similarly, moons are more often female than male, with many of Jupiter's moons being named for his lovers ([[ImmortalityBisexuality but there's still some guys in there]]).

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%% %%[[folder:Visual Novels]] %%[[/folder]] %% [[folder:Web Original]] * ''WebVideo/FeministFrequency'' has made several episodes dedicated to {{Discuss|edTrope}}ing the Smurfette Principle, and even has a few additional complaints to make in reation to it. * With ''Website/CollegeHumor'''s ''WebVideo/HardlyWorking'' skits, Sarah Schneider as the only female.
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick talks about this in a video titled "[[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thedudette/nostalgia-chick/16616-the-smurfette-principle The Smurfette Principle]]". At that point, she was also an example of it, though two other women joined the site since, and Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, as a site, has gone on to build a larger female cast. Her hiring was, in fact, an attempt by ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'' to apply The Smurfette Principle: there were no female reviewers on the site at the time, and the site advertised a contest specifically to find a DistaffCounterpart to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic.

* ''{{Franchise/Noob}}'' has a decent number of female members, but the titular guild spent time with just one woman early in the work's run before introducing its female HonoraryTrueCompanion. The fact was blatant in the webseries, but the first installements of both the novels and the comic made sure to introduce the HonoraryTrueCompanion before the end. The two elite teams both have only one female player and a male SixthRanger, [[spoiler:plus one of them took in its male Team Wannabe over the course of the series]]. One of these teams got [[TwoGirlsToATeam a second female member,]] but only in the novel storyline. %% * ''Podcast/RandomAssault'': Usually principle than the exception. The exceptions are very rare. * The ''WebVideo/SenpaiClub'' has a club made out of [[HeManWomanHater boys who dislike girls]]. The Senpais in the club are Hero-senpai, Bowl Cut-senpai, Gang Leader-senpai, Rock n Roll-senpai, and Lady-senpai. Lady-senpai is, as her name suggests, a girl not a boy. * ''WebVideo/AfterHours'' has four friends on camera. Katie is the only girl amongst three boys.
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* ''{{Franchise/Noob}}'' has a decent number of female members, but the titular guild spent time with just one woman early in the work's run before introducing its female HonoraryTrueCompanion. The fact was blatant in the webseries, but the first installements of both the novels and the comic made sure to introduce the HonoraryTrueCompanion before the end. The two elite teams both have only one female player and a male SixthRanger, [[spoiler:plus one of them took in its male Team Wannabe over the course of the series]]. One of these teams got [[TwoGirlsToATeam a second female member,]] but only in the novel storyline. %% * ''Podcast/RandomAssault'': Usually principle than the exception. The exceptions are very rare. * The ''WebVideo/SenpaiClub'' ''WebAnimation/SenpaiClub'' has a club made out of [[HeManWomanHater boys who dislike girls]]. The Senpais in the club are Hero-senpai, Bowl Cut-senpai, Gang Leader-senpai, Rock n Roll-senpai, and Lady-senpai. Lady-senpai is, as her name suggests, a girl and not a boy. * ''WebVideo/AfterHours'' has four friends on camera. Katie is the only girl amongst three boys.boy.

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[[folder:Web Original]] * ''WebVideo/FeministFrequency'' has made several episodes dedicated to {{Discuss|edTrope}}ing the Smurfette Principle, and even has a few additional complaints to make in reation to it. * With ''Website/CollegeHumor'''s ''WebVideo/HardlyWorking'' skits, Sarah Schneider as the only female. * WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick talks about this in a video titled "[[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thedudette/nostalgia-chick/16616-the-smurfette-principle The Smurfette Principle]]". At that point, she was also an example of it, though two other women joined the site since, and Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, as a site, has gone on to build a larger female cast. Her hiring was, in fact, an attempt by ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'' to apply The Smurfette Principle: there were no female reviewers on the site at the time, and the site advertised a contest specifically to find a DistaffCounterpart to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. * ''{{Franchise/Noob}}'' has a decent number of female members, but the titular guild spent time with just one woman early in the work's run before introducing its female HonoraryTrueCompanion. The fact was blatant in the webseries, but the first installements of both the novels and the comic made sure to introduce the HonoraryTrueCompanion before the end. The two elite teams both have only one female player and a male SixthRanger, [[spoiler:plus one of them took in its male Team Wannabe over the course of the series]]. One of these teams got [[TwoGirlsToATeam a second female member,]] but only in the novel storyline. %% * ''Podcast/RandomAssault'': Usually principle than the exception. The exceptions are very rare. * The ''WebVideo/SenpaiClub'' has a club made out of [[HeManWomanHater boys who dislike girls]]. The Senpais in the club are Hero-senpai, Bowl Cut-senpai, Gang Leader-senpai, Rock n Roll-senpai, and Lady-senpai. Lady-senpai is, as her name suggests, a girl not a boy. * ''WebVideo/AfterHours'' has four friends on camera. Katie is the only girl amongst three boys.boys. [[/folder]]
15th Jan '16 7:12:41 PM Bissek
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* Inverted in ''Fanfic/TheGreatAlicornHunt''. As of chapter 42, female alicorns outnumber the males by a factor of seven to one. Luna ''really'' wants this ratio to be fixed, as it's been fifteen centuries since the last time she had any nookie (And the only adult male alicorn is already married).
15th Jan '16 11:55:56 AM crazysamaritan
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Removing Sink Hole (character tropes not relevant to example), adding Pot Hole (definition of Canon Immigrant already present)
* Before becoming a comic book and animated series, the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' toy line debuted with a single female character (Scarlett). It added a female villain (TheBaroness, first introduced in the comics). For a while, ''G.I. Joe'' added one woman per year, plus variations on the existing characters.
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* Before becoming a comic book and animated series, the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' toy line debuted with a single female character (Scarlett). It added a female villain (TheBaroness, (The Baroness, [[CanonImmigrant first introduced in the comics).comics]]). For a while, ''G.I. Joe'' added one woman per year, plus variations on the existing characters.
14th Jan '16 5:40:57 PM Mhazard
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* Before becoming a comic book and animated series, the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' toy line debuted with a single female character (Scarlett). It added a female villain (The Baroness, first introduced in the comics). For a while, ''G.I. Joe'' added one woman per year, plus variations on the existing characters.
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* Before becoming a comic book and animated series, the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' toy line debuted with a single female character (Scarlett). It added a female villain (The Baroness, (TheBaroness, first introduced in the comics). For a while, ''G.I. Joe'' added one woman per year, plus variations on the existing characters.
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