History Main / UnsettlingGenderReveal

25th Jan '17 8:54:06 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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It's also worth noting that in many examples of this trope, it's not the ''gender'' (i.e., gender identity) that's a shocker, but the ''genitals''. One common example is that a straight man is attracted to a woman but finds out that she's transgender and has a penis -- in RealLife, "trans panic" can have violent or even lethal consequences, and numerous trans people (mainly trans women) being physically or sexually assaulted, sometimes even murdered, when their genitals are revealed.

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It's also worth noting that in many examples of this trope, it's not the ''gender'' (i.e., gender identity) that's a shocker, but the ''genitals''. One common example is that a straight man is attracted to a woman but finds out that she's transgender and has a penis -- in RealLife, [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs "trans panic" can have violent or even lethal consequences, and numerous trans people (mainly trans women) being physically or sexually assaulted, sometimes even murdered, when their genitals are revealed.
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13th Jan '17 6:17:33 PM Vilui
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* The CultClassic horror movie form the 80's, ''Film/SleepawayCamp'' sets this up as a big reveal. [[spoiler:Angela, the main character and murderer, was really Peter, Angela's twin brother. Susie and Ronnie are ''mortified'' when they find out the truth.]] A rare instance where the trope is played for horror. ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' even had a sketch about it!

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* The CultClassic horror movie form the 80's, 80s, ''Film/SleepawayCamp'' sets this up as a big reveal. [[spoiler:Angela, the main character and murderer, was really Peter, Angela's twin brother. Susie and Ronnie are ''mortified'' when they find out the truth.]] A rare instance where the trope is played for horror. ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' even had a sketch about it!
12th Jan '17 7:24:10 PM GregoryJones470
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** Also played with when Hideki meets Ako in real life for the first time. Due to the aforementioned trust issues, he was expecting her to turn out to be a guy, and is shocked when she turns out to actually ''be'' female - and a very beautiful one at that.

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** Also played with when The best interesting part is during the offline meet where Hideki meets Ako in real life for the first time. Due to When you look at the aforementioned trust issues, he was expecting her to turn entire Alley Cats Guild online, you may assume that Ako's is the only female player. But the truth comes out to be a guy, and is shocked when she during the guild's first offline meet, it turns out to that Hideki's the only male player in the guild. Turns out that his other two "male" guild-mates, Schwein and Apricot is actually ''be'' female - his classmate Akane Segawa and a very beautiful one at that.the StudentCouncilPresident Kyou Goshouin. Guess this anime really fits the title.
7th Jan '17 4:30:46 AM F1Krazy
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** Two years prior to the start of the series, the main character Hideki proposed to a female MMORPG player who then revealed herself to be [[GIRL a man in real life]], causing him to believe that ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet. Partway into the series, it's revealed that the player actually ''was'' a woman in real life, and was merely invoking this trope to avoid unwanted male attention, so the show manages to pull this off twice with the ''same character''. Admittedly, part of the reason Hideki was unsettled by the second reveal was because the woman in question turned out to be [[spoiler:his ''high-school teacher'']].

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** Two years prior to the start of the series, the main character protagonist Hideki proposed to a female MMORPG player who then revealed herself to be [[GIRL [[{{GIRL}} a man in real life]], causing him to believe that ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet. Partway into the series, it's revealed that the player actually ''was'' a woman in real life, and was merely invoking this trope to avoid unwanted male attention, so the show manages to pull this off twice with the ''same character''. Admittedly, part of the reason Hideki was unsettled by the second reveal was because the woman in question turned out to be [[spoiler:his ''high-school teacher'']].
6th Jan '17 6:30:36 AM AutumnLeaves
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* Subverted in Lidya Charskaya's ''A Brave Life'', a fictionalized biography of [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadezhda_Durova Nadezhda Durova], one of the most famous examples of SweetPollyOliver. When Nadezhda is staying at a Polish officer's residence in her soldier guise, the officer's sister Zosya forms a crush on "Alexander". Nadezhda, unable to get away from the enamored girl, reveals the truth and Zosya is very glad because she yearns more for a sister and a confidant than for a lover. Later the girl remains friends with Nadezhda and is shown as blissfully happy in a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage.

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* Subverted in Lidya Charskaya's ''A Brave Life'', a fictionalized biography of [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadezhda_Durova Nadezhda Durova], Durova, one of the most famous examples of SweetPollyOliver. When Nadezhda is staying at a Polish officer's residence in her soldier guise, the officer's sister Zosya forms a crush on "Alexander". Nadezhda, unable to get away from the enamored girl, reveals the truth and Zosya is very glad because she yearns more for a sister and a confidant than for a lover. Later the girl remains friends with Nadezhda and is shown as blissfully happy in a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage.
6th Jan '17 6:29:46 AM AutumnLeaves
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* Subverted in Lidya Charskaya's ''A Brave Life'', a fictionalized biography of [[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadezhda_Durova Nadezhda Durova]], one of the most famous examples of SweetPollyOliver. When Nadezhda is staying at a Polish officer's residence in her soldier guise, the officer's sister Zosya forms a crush on "Alexander". Nadezhda, unable to get away from the enamored girl, reveals the truth and Zosya is very glad because she yearns more for a sister and a confidant than for a lover. Later the girl remains friends with Nadezhda and is shown as blissfully happy in a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage.

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* Subverted in Lidya Charskaya's ''A Brave Life'', a fictionalized biography of [[en.[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadezhda_Durova Nadezhda Durova]], Durova], one of the most famous examples of SweetPollyOliver. When Nadezhda is staying at a Polish officer's residence in her soldier guise, the officer's sister Zosya forms a crush on "Alexander". Nadezhda, unable to get away from the enamored girl, reveals the truth and Zosya is very glad because she yearns more for a sister and a confidant than for a lover. Later the girl remains friends with Nadezhda and is shown as blissfully happy in a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage.
6th Jan '17 6:28:48 AM AutumnLeaves
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* Subverted in Lidya Charskaya's ''A Brave Life'', a fictionalized biography of [[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadezhda_Durova Nadezhda Durova]], one of the most famous examples of SweetPollyOliver. When Nadezhda is staying at a Polish officer's residence in her soldier guise, the officer's sister Zosya forms a crush on "Alexander". Nadezhda, unable to get away from the enamored girl, reveals the truth and Zosya is very glad because she yearns more for a sister and a confidant than for a lover. Later the girl remains friends with Nadezhda and is shown as blissfully happy in a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage.
3rd Jan '17 6:28:33 PM Wyldchyld
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*** [[spoiler:It might be a trap for players to trap players who are [[OverlyLongGag expecting a "trap"]], but there is a masked young man who claims to be Marth and backs it up by wielding Marth's legendary sword, the Falchion. People are already very aware of Marth's gender at this point, right...? Turns out, this "Marth" is an imposter... [[{{Bifauxnen}} and a girl]]. Yeah. [[SamusIsAGirl Marth is A Girl]], [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Lucina and a very beautiful one too.]]) (You may now squee)]]. In fact, according to the promotional manga, [[spoiler: in-story this took place sooner than we thought]]... [[spoiler: Remember that [[BadAss Lon'qu]] was defeated by "Marth"? One of the reasons is that, during their fight, [[MasterSwordsman Lon'qu]] [[AccidentalPervert accidentally]] [[ThanksForTheMammary bumped head-first into Marth's chest]] and realised that his opponent was a woman. Since Lon'qu has a ''bad'' case of [[CannotTalkToWomen gynophobia]] due to his DarkAndTroubledPast, [[CurbstompBattle well]]...]]

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*** [[spoiler:It might be a trap for players to trap players who are [[OverlyLongGag expecting a "trap"]], but there is a masked young man who claims to be Marth and backs it up by wielding Marth's legendary sword, the Falchion. People are already very aware of Marth's gender at this point, right...? Turns out, this "Marth" is an imposter... [[{{Bifauxnen}} and a girl]]. Yeah. [[SamusIsAGirl Marth is A Girl]], [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Lucina and a very beautiful one too.]]) (You may now squee)]]. In fact, according to the promotional manga, [[spoiler: in-story this took place sooner than we thought]]... [[spoiler: Remember that [[BadAss Lon'qu]] Lon'qu was defeated by "Marth"? One of the reasons is that, during their fight, [[MasterSwordsman Lon'qu]] [[AccidentalPervert accidentally]] [[ThanksForTheMammary bumped head-first into Marth's chest]] and realised that his opponent was a woman. Since Lon'qu has a ''bad'' case of [[CannotTalkToWomen gynophobia]] due to his DarkAndTroubledPast, [[CurbstompBattle well]]...]]
31st Dec '16 8:55:04 AM Alia_of
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* In the Neil Gainan short story "Changes", all possible reactions to this are explored as a drug allows quick, easy sex-changes in a few hours. The few people in story who can always tell someone's birth gender, well, the one shown is the subject of severe violence when she denies entrance to certain clubs (this was her job).

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* In the Neil Gainan Gaiman short story "Changes", all possible reactions to this are explored as a drug allows quick, easy sex-changes in a few hours. The few people in story who can always tell someone's birth gender, well, the one shown is the subject of severe violence when she denies entrance to certain clubs (this was her job).
5th Dec '16 3:30:35 PM MagnusForce
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** Also played with in Lrr (ruler of Omicron Persei 8)'s date with what he believes to be an Omicronian woman, who turns out to be a (human) cross-species dresser. He feels shocked and violated.

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** Also played with in Lrr (ruler of Omicron Persei 8)'s date with what he believes to be an Omicronian woman, who turns out to be a (human) [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything cross-species dresser. dresser with a fetish for aliens]]. He feels shocked and violated.violated.
** "In "Fry and the Slurm Factory" when Fry and Bender are messing around with the Professor's x-ray gun, Bender uses it on a fembot that catches his attention, but is horrified to learn it's a manbot ([[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything who only has one more upgrade to go before becoming a fembot]]). The transsexual robot bitches Bender out for leering at him and reacting in disgust to the fact that she's a he.
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