History ViewerGenderConfusion / VideoGames

23rd Jan '17 4:09:34 PM Dere
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** This has happened to Tails a few times, even though in the first games in which he speaks, he was actually voiced by a boy. Nowadays, like most very young male characters, he is voiced by a woman though. It's AllThereInTheManual, of course, since his given name is the unambiguously male [[PunnyName Miles Prower]]. It doesn't help any that in the Spanish word for "tail" is feminine. This hit the dub of certain cartoons like a bolide hit Earth 65 million years ago. A large portion of this is due to the {{urban legend|s}} that Tails was originally designed as a girl but was changed at the last minute. Said legend is prevalent both in Japan ''and'' the US, leading to double the confusion. Whether or not it's true has yet to be proven, but most informed fans believe it quite false. If you research his design process, you find that the two-tailed fox design was always male, and that Sonic was always intended to have a sidekick the same gender as him. It REALLY doesn't help that Tails' looks on the title card of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' looks really, really feminine.

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** This has happened to Tails a few times, even though in the first games in which he speaks, he was actually voiced by a boy. Nowadays, like most very young male characters, he is voiced by a woman though. It's AllThereInTheManual, of course, since his given name is the unambiguously male [[PunnyName Miles Prower]]. It doesn't help any that in the Spanish word for "tail" is feminine. This hit the dub of certain cartoons like a bolide hit Earth 65 million years ago. A large portion of this is due to the {{urban legend|s}} that Tails was originally designed as a girl but was changed at the last minute. Said legend is prevalent both in Japan ''and'' the US, leading to double the confusion. Whether or not it's true has yet to be proven, but most informed fans believe it quite false. If you research his design process, you find that the two-tailed fox design was always male, and that Sonic was always intended to have a sidekick the same gender as him. It REALLY doesn't help that Tails' looks on the title card of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' looks really, really feminine. Worse of all, the American box arts of the old games made him look rather feminine in a subversion of AmericanKirbyIsHardcore.
21st Jan '17 11:51:51 PM Rorosilky5
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** [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe Taranza]] was subject to this a lot when he was first introduced, particularly because of his hairstyle, though he's now generally accepted as male.

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** [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe Taranza]] was subject subjected to this a lot when he was first introduced, particularly because of his hairstyle, though he's now generally accepted as male.


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** Spinni from ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad'' is the most androgynous of the Squeaks, and their gender is only mentioned once in each region, and in differing games at that: Girl in the former game's Japanese manual, Boy in the international version of ''[[VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack Mass Attack]]''.
21st Jan '17 11:03:38 AM PrincessPandaTrope
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** Due to his dreadlocks, Knuckles is often mistaken for a girl.

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** Due to his dreadlocks, dreadlocks and becoming pink in super form, Knuckles is often mistaken for a girl.
3rd Jan '17 4:41:43 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** The Link from ''VideoGame/ALegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' is probably the second most androgynous Link besides the ''BOTW'' version. In his design for the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games he looks even younger due to the [[ArtisticAge art style]] so he doesn't pass for a long haired teenage boy nearly as well.

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** The Link from ''VideoGame/ALegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' is probably the second most androgynous Link besides the ''BOTW'' version. In his design for the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games he looks even younger due to the [[ArtisticAge art style]] so he doesn't pass for a long haired teenage boy nearly as well.
25th Oct '16 12:36:31 AM 134340Goat
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** Also Joshua. Despite his obviously masculine name, he has a very feminine design and is even referred to as "prissy" in the game. Doesn't help that (although it makes no visual difference) some of his best equipment is otherwise female exclusive.
4th Oct '16 10:25:58 AM KiraDoom
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* ''VideoGame/MySims'' has quite a few of these. Take almost any male Cute Sim, for example. There's also a [[{{Goth}} Spooky]] Sim with PeekABangs and an overall androgynous appearance... Nicknamed Goth ''Boy''. He also has a [[CrossdressingVoices female voice]], albeit altered to be deeper and more boyish.
** The PlayerCharacter can be this, if the player wishes. Heck, there aren't even [[PurelyAestheticGender options to choose a gender]] in the first game and ''Party''.
26th Sep '16 10:43:06 PM maylove25
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* Most {{youkai}} in ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' are male. Despite this some have androgynous designs and voices that make many gamers mistake them for female. Casanuva, Kyubi, Jorogumo, Komasan, Betterfly, Venoct, Hidabat, Cupistol, Pinkipoo, Oyamori, Hikari Orochi, Shmoopie, and several other Yo-kai have this problem. Heck, "Jorogumo" is named after a MonsterGirl yet is still a boy.

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* Most {{youkai}} in ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' are male. Despite this some have androgynous designs and voices that make many gamers mistake them for female. Casanuva, Kyubi, Jorogumo, Arachnia, Komasan, Betterfly, Venoct, Hidabat, Cupistol, Pinkipoo, Oyamori, Hikari Orochi, Uber Geeko, Illuminoct, Shmoopie, and several other Yo-kai have this problem. Heck, "Jorogumo" is named after a MonsterGirl yet is still a boy.problem.
23rd Sep '16 8:46:10 AM MJTrooper
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* Ron Delite from ''Franchise/AceAttorney''. He has all sorts of female characteristics, such as a pointy "egg" head shape, hair like that of [[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia]] and somewhat of a female face. Doesn't help that he's very kind, gentle and shy, and that his Mask☆De Masque costume is very husky.

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
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Ron Delite from ''Franchise/AceAttorney''. ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney - Trials and Tribulations''. He has all sorts of female characteristics, such as a pointy "egg" head shape, hair like that of [[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia]] and a somewhat of a female feminine face. Doesn't help that he's very kind, gentle and shy, and that his Mask☆De Masque costume is very husky.husky.
** Nahyuta Sahdmadhi in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' looks very feminine and his outfit doesn't help matters either. However, his voice clips are clearly male. Many fans who saw Nahyuta in the previews of the game mistook him for a female until the developers revealed he is a man.



* Nahyuta in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' looks very feminine and his outfit doesn't help matters either. However, his voice clips are clearly male. Many fans who saw Nahyuta in the previews of the game mistook him for a female until the developers revealed he is a man.
20th Sep '16 8:36:20 PM yeolna
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', we have Forrest who not only looks very much like a girl at first glance, with his pink clothing and his long blond curls, but even gets mistaken for a girl in his introductory Paralogue. Forrest does make it clear, though, that he "is" a boy who happens to love wearing and sewing womens' clothing. His father, Leo, initially has some concerns about this (he gets better), and some of Forrest's support conversations do have people commenting on his feminine looks.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', we have Forrest who not only looks very much like a girl at first glance, with his pink clothing and his long blond curls, but even gets mistaken for a girl in his introductory Paralogue. Forrest does make it clear, clear to everyone, though, that he "is" ''is'' a boy who happens to love wearing and sewing womens' clothing. His father, Leo, initially has some concerns about this (he gets better), and some of Forrest's support conversations do have people commenting on his feminine looks.
20th Sep '16 8:35:15 PM yeolna
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', we have Forrest who not only looks very much like a girl at first glance, with his pink clothing and his long blond curls, but even gets mistaken for a girl in his introductory Paralogue. Forrest does make it clear, though, that he "is" a boy who happens to love wearing and sewing womens' clothing. His father, Leo, initially has some concerns about this (he gets better), and some of Forrest's support conversations do have people commenting on his feminine looks.
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