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5th Sep '16 3:31:23 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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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.

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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.goddess. 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.
5th Sep '16 3:29:09 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': During the original trilogy, Leia is the only named female character, although others appear as extras.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': During the original trilogy, Leia is the only named female character, although others character (aside from Aunt Beru, who only appears briefly and ultimately exists to be slaughtered by the Empire). Other women do appear as extras. extras, though.



** This is {{Lampshaded}} in the ''Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales'' adaptation of ''Return of the Jedi''. Luke surmises that Leia is his sister because she's literally the only woman he's ever met in the trilogy (aside from his dead aunt).

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** This is {{Lampshaded}} in the ''Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales'' adaptation of ''Return of the Jedi''. Luke surmises that Leia is his sister because she's literally the only woman he's ever met in the trilogy (aside aside from his dead aunt).aunt.
31st Aug '16 5:22:42 AM erforce
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* ''Film/MenInBlack'' has the titular organization with a lack of female members. The end of the first film shows the mortician become agent L, J's new partner. However she is neuralyzed between films and given a WrittenInAbsence to make way for the return of Creator/TommyLeeJones.
%%** The third film had agent O as the only recurring female character.

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* ''Film/MenInBlack'' has the titular organization with a lack of female members. The end of the first film shows the mortician become agent L, J's new partner. However she is neuralyzed between films before the events of the [[Film/MenInBlackII second film]] and given a WrittenInAbsence to make way for the return of Creator/TommyLeeJones.
%%** The [[Film/MenInBlack3 third film film]] had agent O as the only recurring female character.



* In ''{{Film/Predators}}'', Isabelle is shown to be the only female cast in the entire film.
* In ''{{Film/Predator}}'', the cast was made up of a bunch of battle-hardened marines and one female prisoner-of-war whose primary function was to create an EnemyMine situation.

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* ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''
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In ''{{Film/Predators}}'', Isabelle is shown to be the only female cast in the entire film.
* In ''{{Film/Predator}}'',
''{{Film/Predator}}'' (1987), the cast was made up of a bunch of battle-hardened marines and one female prisoner-of-war whose primary function was to create an EnemyMine situation.situation.
** In ''{{Film/Predators}}'', Isabelle is shown to be the only female cast in the entire film.
30th Aug '16 1:52:28 PM comicwriter
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** Phase 3 seems to be actively attempting avert this, with Mantis joining the team in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2'' and Valkyrie debuting in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''. [[Comicbook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]] will also be getting [[Film/CaptainMarvel her own film]], making her the first woman in the MCU to do so.

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** Phase 3 seems to be actively attempting avert this, with Mantis joining the team in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2'' ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' and Valkyrie debuting in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''. [[Comicbook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]] will also be getting [[Film/CaptainMarvel her own film]], making her the first woman in the MCU to do so.
30th Aug '16 1:51:48 PM comicwriter
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** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' 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.

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** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' hosts a primary ensemble of eight characters, with Black Widow Comicbook/BlackWidow 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 as he'd initially wanted Comicbook/TheWasp to be part of the team as well. He's said he added Scarlet Witch Comicbook/ScarletWitch to the sequel, ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', partially for this reason.



** ''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.

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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. The above-mentioned Wasp was planned to appear as part of the Anti-Accord side, but ended up being cut. Additionally the [[spoiler: group of other Winter Soldiers]] has just one female in the group of five.


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** Phase 3 seems to be actively attempting avert this, with Mantis joining the team in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2'' and Valkyrie debuting in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''. [[Comicbook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]] will also be getting [[Film/CaptainMarvel her own film]], making her the first woman in the MCU to do so.
15th Jul '16 11:50:15 PM Luppercus
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* Janine in ''Film/Ghostbusters'' is the only female character working for the company, though her work is less active.
** And of course this gets inverted in the reboot ''Ghostbusters2016'' as the genre are swap so the receptionist Kevin Beckman is TheOneGuy.

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* Janine in ''Film/Ghostbusters'' ''{{Film/Ghostbusters}}'' is the only female character working for the company, though her work is less active.
** And of course this gets inverted in the reboot ''Ghostbusters2016'' as the genre genres are swap so the receptionist Kevin Beckman is TheOneGuy.
15th Jul '16 11:48:24 PM Luppercus
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* Janine in ''Film/Ghostbusters'' is the only female character working for the company, though her work is less active.
** And of course this gets inverted in the reboot ''Ghostbusters2016'' as the genre are swap so the receptionist Kevin Beckman is TheOneGuy.
9th Jul '16 1:36:08 PM nombretomado
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** In ''{{Franchise/BIONICLE}}'':

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** In ''{{Franchise/BIONICLE}}'':''{{Toys/BIONICLE}}'':
15th Jun '16 10:30:52 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Initially, Allison Danger was the only woman associated with The Christopher Street Connection (alongside Buff E, Mace Mendoza, Fun Athletic Guy and Chris Cabana) ''and'' was the only woman in Wrestling/RingOfHonor (where Chris was absent but she was the lone woman among 30 wrestlers). Jailbait and Portuguese Princess would later join the connection, while Simply Luscious followed Danger in ROH.
* In {{Wrestling/TNA}}, they have two titles for women; singles and tag team. The number of women who participate in matches is so low, the women often won't stay in the organization for long. For the majority of 2010, the same woman (Wrestling/MadisonRayne) held the singles title and was one of the tag champions. While she was built up as a strong singles champion, the tag titles were mostly forgotten about and three months went by without the belts being defended at all. When new champions were crowned, one of them actually did not appear on TV at all after winning them and left the company a few weeks later while the other appeared once before also leaving.


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* Initially, Allison Danger was the only woman associated with The Christopher Street Connection (alongside Buff E, Mace Mendoza, Fun Athletic Guy and Chris Cabana) ''and'' was the only woman in Wrestling/RingOfHonor (where Chris was absent but she was the lone woman among 30 wrestlers). Jailbait and Portuguese Princess Ariel would later join the connection, while Simply Luscious followed Danger in ROH.
* In {{Wrestling/TNA}}, they have two titles for women; singles and tag team. The number of women who participate in matches is so low, the women often won't stay in the organization for long. For the majority of 2010, the same woman (Wrestling/MadisonRayne) held the singles title and was one of the tag champions. While she was built up as a strong singles champion, the tag titles were mostly forgotten about and three months went by without the belts being defended at all. When new champions were crowned, one of them actually did not appear on TV at all after winning them and left the company a few weeks later while the other appeared once before also leaving.
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.
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