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13th Nov '17 4:54:02 AM ChronoLegion
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* Tex from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. It's short for her codename, Agent Texas; her real name Allison is a lot more feminine.

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* Tex from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. It's short for her codename, Agent Texas; her real name Allison is a lot more feminine. [[spoiler:Technically, Allison Church died a long time ago. Agent Texas is an AI programmed to think like her]].
13th Nov '17 4:51:02 AM ChronoLegion
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* Lady Michelle Henke in ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' is known as "Mike" to her friends.
13th Nov '17 4:43:51 AM ChronoLegion
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* A semi-tomboyish name starts all the trouble in ''[=EuroTrip=]'': The protagonist Scotty freaks out when his German pen-pal [[strike:Mika]] Mieke comes on to him. Scotty reacted poorly because he thought [[strike:Mika]] Mieke was a male name (along the lines of Mike/Michael), but it's actually a female name, roughly equivalent to Michelle.

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* A semi-tomboyish name starts all the trouble in ''[=EuroTrip=]'': ''Film/EuroTrip'': The protagonist Scotty freaks out when his German pen-pal [[strike:Mika]] Mieke comes on to him. Scotty reacted poorly because he thought [[strike:Mika]] Mieke was a male name (along the lines of Mike/Michael), but it's actually a female name, roughly equivalent to Michelle. Scotty's German is also bad enough that he can't tell between masculine and feminine tenses. His younger brother, who's taking Intro to German, is quickly able to set him straight.
13th Nov '17 4:40:16 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/ParadoxBound'', as a young boy, Eli encounters a strange-looking kid named Harry, who drives off in a customized Ford Model A. As a teen, Eli once encounters Harry, but then is shocked when Harry happens to bend over, and he gets a good look down his shirt and sees a pretty nice pair of boobs. Then he starts to notice other things he glossed over, such as hip movements and feminine facial features. Yes, "Harry" is short for "Harriet", although she prefers Harry. She later admits that he assumed she was a boy not just because he's inattentive. She deliberately dresses in masculine clothing, especially since [[spoiler:for much of American history, a woman traveling alone might be in danger]].
13th Nov '17 4:34:25 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': In this BBC series, John Watson's sister is called Harry. Having learned her name and the fact that she used to be married to a woman, Sherlock makes an almost-accurate series of deductions regarding John's "brother".

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': In this BBC series, John Watson's sister is called Harry. Having learned her name and the fact that she used to be married to a woman, Sherlock makes an almost-accurate series of deductions regarding John's "brother". John then reveals that "Harry" is short for "Harriet".
27th Jun '17 3:17:39 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[spoiler:Naoto Shirogane]] from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. This has a larger effect in fooling you because [[spoiler:up until her gender reveal, she's always referred as a young boy-detective and dresses like a boy too.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' gives us [[StudentCouncilPresident Makoto Niijima]], whose interest in Aikido helps to vent the pressures of the day-to-day.

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
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[[spoiler:Naoto Shirogane]] from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. This has a larger effect in fooling you because [[spoiler:up until her gender reveal, she's always referred as a young boy-detective and dresses like a boy too.]]
* ** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' gives us [[StudentCouncilPresident Makoto Niijima]], whose interest in Aikido helps to vent the myriad pressures of the day-to-day.her day-to-day life.
20th Jun '17 12:24:53 PM ectostar
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* ''Series/TheBrothersGarcia'' has the family planning to adopt an Alex Fernandez as an exchange student. Thanks to a computer glitch, the family don't realise Alex is a girl until she arrives at the house.

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* ** ''Series/TheBrothersGarcia'' has the family planning to adopt an Alex Fernandez as an exchange student. Thanks to a computer glitch, the family don't realise Alex is a girl until she arrives at the house.



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19th Jun '17 1:35:53 PM Pichu-kun
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** The episode "'L' for Love" reveals that Luna has a crush on someone named "Sam". The very end of the episode [[SamusIsAGirl reveals]] that [[BiTheWay Sam is a girl]].



** Also, Rainbow Dash. Her name sounds feminine, but is often shortened to just "Dash", which sounds somewhat masculine.

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** Also, Rainbow Dash. Her Dash's name sounds feminine, but is often shortened to just "Dash", which sounds somewhat masculine.
19th Jun '17 1:28:34 PM JohnnyHuang
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* ''Series/{{Reba}}'': Van has an aunt whose name is Floyd.
14th Jun '17 8:20:37 AM Nepeta
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* This was actually a plot point in the final case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll''. [[spoiler: A female character is accused of murder when the hired gun who did the killing names her as his client. He makes a crucial mistake when he claims that he met his client in person and calls the client a "he". The woman has a masculine name (Adrian Andrews). Phoenix points out that if the killer had actually met Adrian in person, he would've called her a "she".]]

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* This was actually a plot point in the final case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll''. [[spoiler: A female character is accused of murder when the hired gun who did the killing names her as his client. He makes a crucial mistake when he claims that he met his client in person and calls the client a "he". The woman has a masculine name (Adrian Andrews). Phoenix points out that if the killer had actually met Adrian in person, he would've called her a "she".]]"she"]]. [[UpToEleven Even her Japanese name]] [[spoiler: Kamia Kyrio]], invokes this.
** In ''Dual Destinies'', this is invoked too, with [[spoiler: Robin [[MeaningfulName Newman]], a girl who has been raised her entire life as a boy]].
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