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2nd Dec '16 1:39:44 PM Morgenthaler
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So you like a television show which features a male character named Bob [[HomoeroticSubtext who has]] [[HoYay (or seems to have)]] subtle sexual tension with another male character, Charlie. Bob's a {{Badass}} [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] who takes no guff from anyone and will pull a gun on anyone who deserves it. You like the show, so you idly open up a FanFic by some author named {{Yaoi| Fan Girl}}[[MostFanFicWritersAreGirls Grrl33]] and--huh? The ass-kicking character you liked so much has consummated his sexual attraction with Charlie, but in the process he has somehow become a submissive NonActionGuy. Bob is now prone to {{Luminescent Blush}}es and shaky sighs whenever Charlie so much as looks at him, gives hesitant and protracted confessions about past traumas, and -- when he finally does shoot an attacker to save Charlie's life -- [[BleedEmAndWeep drops his gun and breaks down crying]]. [[FlatWhat What.]]

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So you like a television show which features a male character named Bob [[HomoeroticSubtext who has]] [[HoYay (or seems to have)]] subtle sexual tension with another male character, Charlie. Bob's a {{Badass}} [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] who takes no guff from anyone and will pull a gun on anyone who deserves it. You like the show, so you idly open up a FanFic by some author named {{Yaoi| Fan Girl}}[[MostFanFicWritersAreGirls Grrl33]] and--huh? The ass-kicking character you liked so much has consummated his sexual attraction with Charlie, but in the process he has somehow become a submissive NonActionGuy. Bob is now prone to {{Luminescent Blush}}es and shaky sighs whenever Charlie so much as looks at him, gives hesitant and protracted confessions about past traumas, and -- when he finally does shoot an attacker to save Charlie's life -- [[BleedEmAndWeep drops his gun and breaks down crying]]. [[FlatWhat What.]]



* Many ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' Vegeta/Goku fics have Goku go from a {{badass}} IdiotHero, to a {{Keet}}, sensitive Uke who stays on the bottom.

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* Many ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' Vegeta/Goku fics have Goku go from a {{badass}} badass IdiotHero, to a {{Keet}}, sensitive Uke who stays on the bottom.



** Mello, the badass mafia crimeboss. Matt, the cool computer geek. Near, the manipulative, cheating detective. Teru Mikami, the {{Badass}}, [[BullyHunter bully-hunting]] SerialKillerKiller. CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass rookie cop Matsuda. All of these characters tend to get turned into delicate, feminine ukes.

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** Mello, the badass mafia crimeboss. Matt, the cool computer geek. Near, the manipulative, cheating detective. Teru Mikami, the {{Badass}}, badass, [[BullyHunter bully-hunting]] SerialKillerKiller. CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass rookie cop Matsuda. All of these characters tend to get turned into delicate, feminine ukes.



* As screwy as it sounds, [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] often gets the raw end of the deal because of the [[OneHeadTaller "yaoi rule of height"]], with contributing factors such as traits like his fondness of sugar [[note]] [[ForgetsToEat because it's all he consumes aside from beans for energy for durations of time]][[/note]], [[{{Kuudere}} social and sexual reclusiveness]] [[note]] [[AbusiveParents because of his abusive prostitute mother]][[/note]], and [[GutturalGrowler tendency to make inhuman growls]] [[note]][[{{Badass}} because he does that while jumping out of a window on the fifth floor of a building]][[/note]].

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* As screwy as it sounds, [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] often gets the raw end of the deal because of the [[OneHeadTaller "yaoi rule of height"]], with contributing factors such as traits like his fondness of sugar [[note]] [[ForgetsToEat because it's all he consumes aside from beans for energy for durations of time]][[/note]], [[{{Kuudere}} social and sexual reclusiveness]] [[note]] [[AbusiveParents because of his abusive prostitute mother]][[/note]], and [[GutturalGrowler tendency to make inhuman growls]] [[note]][[{{Badass}} because [[note]]because he does that while jumping out of a window on the fifth floor of a building]][[/note]].building[[/note]].



* In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', the character [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion]] is a [[TheBigGuy large]] HotBlooded WalkingArmory of a {{Badass}}. He is ''also'', especially in Japanese fandom, the LauncherOfAThousandShips in a CastFullOfPrettyBoys, and he almost always bottoms. The end result is that Firion is very frequently transformed into a weepy uke. Now, what makes this interesting is that while all of the above is definitely true of Firion, he is also at the same time rather in touch with his feminine side--he's sensitive, fond of flowers, and displays more emotional vulnerability than most of the other guys. It's just also intensely exaggerated for {{Shipping}} purposes. It doesn't help that in Japan, surprisingly, despite his deep English dub voice, he is voiced by Creator/HikaruMidorikawa. About the ''only'' one of his multitudinous common pairings where you can't expect ukefication is with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Tidus]], being that the latter's {{Keet}} is turned UpToEleven and Firion becomes a sort of romantic OnlySaneMan.

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* In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', the character [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion]] is a [[TheBigGuy large]] HotBlooded WalkingArmory of a {{Badass}}.badass. He is ''also'', especially in Japanese fandom, the LauncherOfAThousandShips in a CastFullOfPrettyBoys, and he almost always bottoms. The end result is that Firion is very frequently transformed into a weepy uke. Now, what makes this interesting is that while all of the above is definitely true of Firion, he is also at the same time rather in touch with his feminine side--he's sensitive, fond of flowers, and displays more emotional vulnerability than most of the other guys. It's just also intensely exaggerated for {{Shipping}} purposes. It doesn't help that in Japan, surprisingly, despite his deep English dub voice, he is voiced by Creator/HikaruMidorikawa. About the ''only'' one of his multitudinous common pairings where you can't expect ukefication is with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Tidus]], being that the latter's {{Keet}} is turned UpToEleven and Firion becomes a sort of romantic OnlySaneMan.



* Happens not infrequently to [[TheStarscream Starscream]], of all 'bots, in ''{{Transformers}}'' fic. A natural consequence of being frequently shipped with [[BigBad Mega]][[{{Badass}} tron]]...

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* Happens not infrequently to [[TheStarscream Starscream]], of all 'bots, in ''{{Transformers}}'' fic. A natural consequence of being frequently shipped with [[BigBad Mega]][[{{Badass}} tron]]...Megatron]]...
22nd Nov '16 9:06:19 PM MeiwakunaBoku
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** Even the ''villains'' get this treatment too! Out of all of the villains, Yoshikage Kira and Diavolo are the most common targets, probably due to the fact that they're the least buff of them all and have a more {{Bishounen}} appearance.
13th Nov '16 5:36:59 PM lalaTKG
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** Yamatonokami has never been able to get over [[TheShinsengumi Okita Souji]] even with his new master, but this is usually exaggerated into a strange obsession with him that goes beyond mere admiration. You'll never hear him saying anything else but "Okita" in some works, or he'll just be angsting for the upteenth time about him.
1st Nov '16 1:45:36 PM lalaTKG
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* You would be surprised about how much of this goes on in ''VideoGame/ToukenRanbu''.
** Horikawa Kunihiro is extraordinarily devoted to Izuminokami Kanesada, to the point where even the character designer says he has many housewife tendencies, but he's not above tricking him into doing his own work, and he does have a mouth on him. Not that you'd get that from the fanworks, where he agrees with everything his dear Kane-san says and swoons over him at every turn.
** This is generally the case for any type of Saniwa (males especially), but Kashuu Kiyomitsu's affection for them goes beyond what you'd expect. It gets to the point where he follows him like a lost puppy, slavishly desperate for affection.
29th Oct '16 5:06:55 PM nombretomado
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* Flippy of ''HappyTreeFriends'' sometimes gets this treatment, despite being an AxCrazy badass.

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* Flippy of ''HappyTreeFriends'' ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' sometimes gets this treatment, despite being an AxCrazy badass.
21st Oct '16 10:11:14 PM MeiwakunaBoku
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*** Kakyoin gets this ''worse'' when he's shipped with [[FoeYay DIO]], fanworks will likely contain him being [[UpToEleven even more submissive]], and sometimes even developing StockholmSyndrome.



** Rohan Kishibe is an arrogant {{Jerkass}} who hates Josuke in Canon, in fanart and doujinshi, he's a blushing {{Tsundere}} who almost never tops.

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** Rohan Kishibe is an arrogant {{Jerkass}} who hates Josuke in Canon, in fanart and doujinshi, he's a blushing {{Tsundere}} who almost never tops. This is likely the result from [[OneHeadTaller being shorter]] than Josuke and falling into a DistressedDude role in the Highway Star arc, having to be saved by Josuke, no less.
19th Oct '16 10:44:32 PM shonengirl
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** His counterpart, [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]], is not safe from this either. Considering he's borderline {{Keet}} in canon in contrast to the more hard-headed or stoic characters, it sort of makes sense, though he is still HotBlooded, passionate and quite strong in canon as well.

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** His counterpart, [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]], is not safe from this either. Considering he's a borderline {{Keet}} in canon in contrast to the more hard-headed or stoic characters, it sort of makes sense, though he is still HotBlooded, passionate and quite strong in canon as well.well. In fact, a common joke in the fandom, especially the Japanese one, is pointing out how how this supposed 10 year old is MadeOfIron, can leap giant chasms InASingleBound, lift huge objects, take ''direct Pokemon attacks'', and do other ludicrous physical feats out of sheer determination.



** [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite both Hilbert (aka Touya or Black) and N]] have been hit with this. The latter's {{Bishonen}} looks and status as a major Woobie don't help; no matter the gender he's paired with, it isn't uncommon for some to {{Flanderize}} the the latter into behaving [[ManChild even more like a child than he already did]], to the point he's less just a mysterious, emotionally stunted, sheltered young man with NoSocialSkills and more of a whiny {{Keet}} who needs to be watched constantly by whoever's his love interest in the story. This can especially be seen in earlier stories pairing him with Hilda.

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** [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite both Both Hilbert (aka Touya or Black) and N]] have been hit with this. The latter's {{Bishonen}} looks and status as a major Woobie don't help; no matter the gender he's paired with, it isn't uncommon for some to {{Flanderize}} the the latter him into behaving [[ManChild even more like a child than he already did]], to the point he's less just a mysterious, emotionally stunted, sheltered young man with NoSocialSkills and more of a whiny {{Keet}} who [[CuckoolandersMinder needs to be watched constantly by whoever's his love interest in the story.story]]. This can especially be seen in earlier stories pairing him with Hilda.



** [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Silver]] tends to get this and/or be written as an AggressiveSubmissive in spades in fanworks pairing him with Lance, and even the player characters, including the girls. His actions often being interpreted as that of a Tsundere, being one of the {{Woobie}}s of the franchise, and [[TookALevelInKindness majorly taking a level in kindness]] towards the very end of the main story of the remakes only fuels this.
** Professor Sycamore is also a target for this when he's paired with [[BigBad Lysandre]]. Calem also has been getting ukefied when paired with Sycamore, Lysandre, and sometimes even Serena or Shauna due to his {{Bishonen}} looks.

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** [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Silver]] tends to get this and/or be written as an AggressiveSubmissive AggressiveSubmissive, in spades spades, in fanworks [[{{Shotacon}} pairing him with Lance, Lance]], and even [[ToyShip with the player characters, including the girls. characters]] (including Lyra and Kris), albeit being somewhat less common. His actions often being interpreted as that of a Tsundere, being one of the {{Woobie}}s of the franchise, and [[TookALevelInKindness majorly taking a level several levels in kindness]] towards the very end of the main story of story, especially in the remakes remakes, only fuels this.
** Professor Sycamore is also a target for this when he's paired with [[BigBad Lysandre]]. Calem also has been getting ukefied sometimes gets characterized with an uke-fied personality when paired with Sycamore, Lysandre, and or sometimes even Serena [[TheRival Serena]] or Shauna [[GenkiGirl Shauna]] due to his {{Bishonen}} looks.looks. Granted, he doesn't exactly have a set personality, but not anyone can [[spoiler:just charge into the HQ of a psychotic man who basically wants to nuke the Earth...]]
18th Oct '16 5:35:50 PM shonengirl
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* In the Pokémon fandom, oddly enough, the MemeticBadass that is [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]] gets this when paired with [[TheRival Blue]], as well as the female [[FieryRedhead Misty]] and [[DistaffCounterpart Leaf]]. His lack of a set personality also doesn't help.

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* In the Pokémon fandom, oddly enough, the MemeticBadass that is [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]] often gets this when paired with [[TheRival Blue]], as well as the female [[FieryRedhead Misty]] and [[DistaffCounterpart Leaf]]. His lack of a set personality also doesn't help.help, nor the almost ubiquitous SelfFanservice treatment he gets in the fandom.



** [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite both Hilbert (aka Touya or Black) and N]] have been hit with this. The latter's {{Bishonen}} looks and status as a major Woobie don't help. No matter the gender the former is paired with, it isn't uncommon for some to {{Flanderize}} the the latter into acting [[ManChild even more like a child than he already did]].

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** [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite both Hilbert (aka Touya or Black) and N]] have been hit with this. The latter's {{Bishonen}} looks and status as a major Woobie don't help. No help; no matter the gender the former is he's paired with, it isn't uncommon for some to {{Flanderize}} the the latter into acting behaving [[ManChild even more like a child than he already did]].did]], to the point he's less just a mysterious, emotionally stunted, sheltered young man with NoSocialSkills and more of a whiny {{Keet}} who needs to be watched constantly by whoever's his love interest in the story. This can especially be seen in earlier stories pairing him with Hilda.



** [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Silver]] tends to get this or be written as an AgressiveSubmissive in spades in fanworks pairing him with Lance, and even the player characters, including the girls. His actions often being interpreted as that of a Tsundere, being one of the {{Woobie}}s of the franchise, and [[TookALevelInKindness majorly taking a level in kindness]] towards the very end of the remakes only drives this further.
** Professor Sycamore is becoming a target for this when he's paired with [[BigBad Lysandre]]. Calem also has been getting ukefied when paired with Sycamore, Lysandre, and sometimes even Serena or Shauna due to his {{Bishonen}} looks.

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** [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Silver]] tends to get this or and/or be written as an AgressiveSubmissive AggressiveSubmissive in spades in fanworks pairing him with Lance, and even the player characters, including the girls. His actions often being interpreted as that of a Tsundere, being one of the {{Woobie}}s of the franchise, and and [[TookALevelInKindness majorly taking a level in kindness]] towards the very end of the main story of the remakes only drives this further.
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** Professor Sycamore is becoming also a target for this when he's paired with [[BigBad Lysandre]]. Calem also has been getting ukefied when paired with Sycamore, Lysandre, and sometimes even Serena or Shauna due to his {{Bishonen}} looks.
18th Oct '16 5:20:15 PM shonengirl
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* [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Pit]], ever since he was re-introduced to the gaming community in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', has been getting this treatment - while he was revealed to indeed be an {{Adorkable}} {{Keet}} in canon in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', with the voice and appearance of a 13-year-old boy no less, often he's {{Flanderized}} into being a downright girly wuss with little sign of his {{Hotblooded}} nature.

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* [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Pit]], ever since he was re-introduced to the gaming community in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', has been getting this treatment - while he was revealed to indeed be an {{Adorkable}} {{Keet}} in canon in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', with the voice and appearance of a 13-year-old boy no less, often he's {{Flanderized}} into being a downright girly wuss with little sign of his {{Hotblooded}} nature. Especially when in Super Smash Bros. fanfiction.



* ''Any'' remotely feminine looking guy will get this in the numerous yaoi within the ''Franchise/InazumaEleven'' fandom. Particulaty common victims however are TheHero [[HotBlooded Mamoru Endou]], his successor in the sequel series [[{{Keet}} Tenma Soyokaze]], [[TheWoobie Shirou Fubuki]], Gazel (particularly when shipped with Burn), [[AscendedFanboy Yuuki Tachimikai, Toramaru Utsunomiya]], Hikaru Kageyama, Takuto Shindou, and [[DudeLooksLikeALady Ran Kirimaru]]. It isn't restricted to shipping either.

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* ''Any'' remotely feminine looking guy will get this in the numerous yaoi fanfiction within the ''Franchise/InazumaEleven'' fandom. Particulaty common victims however are TheHero [[HotBlooded Mamoru Endou]], his successor in the sequel series [[{{Keet}} Tenma Soyokaze]], [[TheWoobie Shirou Fubuki]], Gazel (particularly when shipped with Burn), [[AscendedFanboy Yuuki Tachimikai, Toramaru Utsunomiya]], Hikaru Kageyama, Takuto Shindou, and [[DudeLooksLikeALady Ran Kirimaru]]. It isn't restricted to shipping either.



* In the Pokémon fandom oddly enough the MemeticBadass that is [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]] gets this when paired with [[TheRival Blue]], as well as the female [[FieryRedhead Misty]], or sometimes even [[DistaffCounterpart Leaf]].
** [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash]] often gets this. Considering he's borderline {{Keet}} in canon in contrast to the more hard-headed or stoic characters, it sort of makes sense, though he is still HotBlooded, passionate and quite strong in canon as well.

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* In the Pokémon fandom fandom, oddly enough enough, the MemeticBadass that is [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]] gets this when paired with [[TheRival Blue]], as well as the female [[FieryRedhead Misty]], or sometimes even Misty]] and [[DistaffCounterpart Leaf]].
Leaf]]. His lack of a set personality also doesn't help.
** His counterpart, [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash]] often gets this.Ash Ketchum]], is not safe from this either. Considering he's borderline {{Keet}} in canon in contrast to the more hard-headed or stoic characters, it sort of makes sense, though he is still HotBlooded, passionate and quite strong in canon as well.



** More recently, [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite both Hilbert (aka Touya or Black) and N]] have been hit with this. The latter's {{Bishonen}} looks don't help.

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** More recently, [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite both Hilbert (aka Touya or Black) and N]] have been hit with this. The latter's {{Bishonen}} looks and status as a major Woobie don't help.help. No matter the gender the former is paired with, it isn't uncommon for some to {{Flanderize}} the the latter into acting [[ManChild even more like a child than he already did]].



** Sabrina has gotten hit hard with this. While she isn't the antagonist adaptations tend to put her as, she's not quite a sobbing, blushing uke like fanart often has her as.
** [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Silver]] tends to get this in spades recently in fanworks that pair him with [[TheAce Lance]] or [[ForYay Silver]].

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** Sabrina has gotten hit hard with this. While she isn't the antagonist adaptations tend to put her as, she's not quite a sobbing, blushing uke like fanart often has her as.
** [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Silver]] tends to get this or be written as an AgressiveSubmissive in spades recently in fanworks that pair pairing him with [[TheAce Lance]] or [[ForYay Silver]]. Lance, and even the player characters, including the girls. His actions often being interpreted as that of a Tsundere, being one of the {{Woobie}}s of the franchise, and [[TookALevelInKindness majorly taking a level in kindness]] towards the very end of the remakes only drives this further.
22nd Sep '16 7:41:24 PM MeiwakunaBoku
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** The infamous doujinshi made by Creator/{{CLAMP}} ([[{{Expy}} and by extension]], Manga/{{Wish}}) does this to Kakyoin. While a pretty mild case compared to most of the other examples on this article due to being parody, it's still pretty cringe-inducing for many [=JoJo=] fans to see such a badass and strong-willed character acting so OutOfCharacter, to the point of being referred to as Jotaro's "wife" and even getting hit with an implied case of MisterSeahorse.
*** Even if the Doujinshi is meant to be a parody, it doesn't stop CLAMP from [[http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3866726006 producing a massive number of fanart]] where Kakyoin's feminine appearance go UpToEleven.

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** The infamous doujinshi made by Creator/{{CLAMP}} ([[{{Expy}} and by extension]], Manga/{{Wish}}) does this to Kakyoin. While a pretty mild case compared to most of the other examples on this article due to being parody, it's still pretty cringe-inducing for many [=JoJo=] fans to see such a badass and strong-willed character acting so OutOfCharacter, to the point of being referred to as Jotaro's "wife" and even getting hit with an implied a case of MisterSeahorse.
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*** Even if the Doujinshi is meant to be a parody, it doesn't stop CLAMP from [[http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3866726006 producing a massive number of fanart]] where Kakyoin's feminine appearance go UpToEleven.UpToEleven to the point he's almost unrecognizable.
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