History ViewerGenderConfusion / VideoGames

17th Apr '16 12:17:21 PM DeathBySnooSnoo
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** Touhou fangames aren't immune to this either - in fact, ''Riverbed Soul Saver'' takes it UpToEleven with [[http://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_n8dh3xgQdr1rzhd1fo1_1404787677_cover.jpg Tarumi Takenouchi]]. Wears pants, fights in a very masculine stance, has short hair, and is wearing what looks like a men's military uniform - not to mention the giant mechanical fist after going into SuperMode. She's a girl.
15th Apr '16 7:08:46 PM MoreFace
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* ''{{Franchise/Metroid}}'': Not so much anymore, but when the series was new, the fact that SamusIsAGirl was a legitimate twist ending. Female PlayerCharacters were nigh-unheard of at the time, she wore a seemingly masculine suit of armor, and some promotional material outright called the character male to preserve the twist. Nowadays, however, her gender is widely known and newer Metroid games don't even try to hide it, with many showing her out of her suit early on, making her face visible through the visor or giving the armor a more feminine design.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendaryStarfy'', we have not only the eponymous character (doesn't help that he only speaks in squeals provided by a girl), but also in that game, there's Snips of the {{Terrible Trio}}. Judging by the fact that the game doesn't have any voice acting (aside from the aforementioned squealing), and her curves (while there) aren't noticeable, and her face is a bit fluffy it takes until the other two Trio members refer to her as their "big sister" for many people who've played the game to realize that she's a flat-out girl rather than an effeminate man with a big beard!
* ''{{Franchise/Metroid}}'': Not so much anymore, but when the series was new, the fact that SamusIsAGirl was a legitimate twist ending. Female PlayerCharacters were nigh-unheard of at the time, she wore a seemingly masculine suit of armor, and some promotional material outright called the character male (possibly) to preserve the twist. Nowadays, however, her gender is widely known and newer Metroid games don't even try to hide it, with many showing her out of her suit early on, making her face visible through the visor or giving the armor a more feminine design.
1st Apr '16 2:20:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{SaGa}}'' game ''[[VideoGame/SaGa3 Final Fantasy Legend III]]'', a boss named Matreiya is referred to as "he" but take '''one''' look at the sprite and you'd bet that "he" looks like a "she"! S/he could '''easily''' pass for [[AntonyAndCleopatra Cleopatra]].

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{SaGa}}'' game ''[[VideoGame/SaGa3 Final Fantasy Legend III]]'', a boss named Matreiya is referred to as "he" but take '''one''' look at the sprite and you'd bet that "he" looks like a "she"! S/he could '''easily''' pass for [[AntonyAndCleopatra Cleopatra]].Cleopatra.
14th Mar '16 12:54:52 PM Pichu-kun
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* Tanaka from ''VisualNovel/LiarLiar'' is a boy but thanks to the cute art-style, and his pink hair, comes off as a tomboyish girl instead.

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* ''VisualNovel/LiarLiar'':
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Tanaka from ''VisualNovel/LiarLiar'' is a boy but thanks to the cute art-style, and his pink hair, comes off as a tomboyish girl instead.
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** Wakabayashi is a LongHairedPrettyBoy who looks like a pretty girl. The art-style doesn't help.
14th Mar '16 12:41:02 PM Pichu-kun
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** Remember ThatOneBoss duo [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Liza & Tate]]? They're androgynous-looking twin children with long hair, and have feminine and {{Gender Blender Name}}s respectively. Tate is a boy. He was so androgynous one of the English translators for the ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga wrote him as Liza's identical twin for quite a while. The remake games make Tate less androgynous.

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** Remember ThatOneBoss duo [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Liza & Tate]]? They're androgynous-looking twin children with long hair, and have feminine and {{Gender Blender Name}}s respectively. Tate is a boy. He was so androgynous one of the English translators for the ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga wrote him as Liza's identical twin for quite a while. The remake games make Tate less androgynous.



** A lot of people thought Trevor was a girl when revealed, until his name was discovered. Even in the game itself he wavers on the thin line between looking effeminate and being a cute young boy.

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** A lot of people thought Trevor was a girl when revealed, until his name was discovered. Even in the game itself he wavers on the thin line between looking effeminate feminine and being a cute young boy.




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* Tanaka from ''VisualNovel/LiarLiar'' is a boy but thanks to the cute art-style, and his pink hair, comes off as a tomboyish girl instead.
6th Mar '16 2:07:39 PM Pichu-kun
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** The Link from ''VideoGame/ALegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' is probably the second most androgynous Link besides the U version. In his design for the ''Oracle'' games he looks younger due to the 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'' is probably the second most androgynous Link besides the U version. In his design for the ''Oracle'' games he looks even younger due to the [[ArtisticAge art style style]] so he doesn't pass for a long haired teenage boy nearly as well.



** Ellen in [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries SNES game]] actually does wear a skirt and is quite feminine however her short hair has confused many fans. Her reappearance in ''Magical Melody'' looks less androgynous and no one doubts the gender of her re-occuring [[IdenticalGrandson identical granddaughter]] Elli.
** Yuri from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonANewBeginning'' is a {{bifauxnen}} young woman who doesn't look out of place amongst the pretty men of the series.
** ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'' gives us [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mistel_6481.png Mistel]]. ''He'' is one of the bachelors.
*** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c68a36647f4c77117b46044b9e3f001c.png Marian]], despite appearance, is a man.

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** Ellen in [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries SNES game]] ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonSNES'' actually does wear a skirt and is quite feminine however her short hair has confused many fans. Her reappearance in ''Magical Melody'' looks less androgynous and no one doubts the gender of her re-occuring [[IdenticalGrandson identical granddaughter]] Elli.
** Yuri from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonANewBeginning'' is a {{bifauxnen}} young woman who doesn't look out of place amongst the pretty men of the series.
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** ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'' gives us [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mistel_6481.png Mistel]]. ''He'' is one of the bachelors.
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bachelors. He also looks [[OlderThanTheyLook way younger]] than he likely is.
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[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c68a36647f4c77117b46044b9e3f001c.png Marian]], despite appearance, is a man.
30th Jan '16 8:01:17 PM Everdream
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* Emilio Michaelov from ''VideoGame/PsychicForce'', at least in the Japanese version, has a very feminime, timid voice, combined with his wings and even androgynious body shape and hair The US voice acting does remove this doubt.

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* Emilio Michaelov from ''VideoGame/PsychicForce'', at least in the Japanese version, has a very feminime, timid voice, combined with his wings and even androgynious body shape and hair hair. The US voice acting does remove this doubt.
29th Jan '16 5:20:36 PM nombretomado
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** Ness falls victim to this for the Videogame/SuperSmashBrothers players who haven't played Videogame/{{Earthbound}} before.

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** Ness falls victim to this for the Videogame/SuperSmashBrothers Videogame/SuperSmashBros players who haven't played Videogame/{{Earthbound}} before.
19th Jan '16 3:21:19 AM Adept
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* Emilio Michaelov from ''PsychicForce'', at least in the Japanese version, has a very feminime, timid voice, combined with his wings and even androgynious body shape and hair The US voice acting does remove this doubt.

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* Emilio Michaelov from ''PsychicForce'', ''VideoGame/PsychicForce'', at least in the Japanese version, has a very feminime, timid voice, combined with his wings and even androgynious body shape and hair The US voice acting does remove this doubt.
2nd Jan '16 6:46:59 PM Doug86
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Startopia}}'', the Dahanese Sirens are the only race with [[HumanAliens human-like features]], except for their dragonfly-like wings. They are also the only race to have visible sexual dimorphism. You have the larger broad-shouldered and bare-chested ones as well as the daintier swimsuit-wearing ones. Oh, and by the way, the first ones happen to be the females of the species, while the latter are the males. Of course, you won't know that without [[AllInTheManual reading the manual]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Startopia}}'', the Dahanese Sirens are the only race with [[HumanAliens human-like features]], except for their dragonfly-like wings. They are also the only race to have visible sexual dimorphism. You have the larger broad-shouldered and bare-chested ones as well as the daintier swimsuit-wearing ones. Oh, and by the way, the first ones happen to be the females of the species, while the latter are the males. Of course, you won't know that without [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual reading the manual]].
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