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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]].
20th Dec '15 9:33:28 PM Pichu-kun
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** Sheik is definitely a contender for Queen of this trope. WordOfGod has it she's female, but would you know that on your first playthrough of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', what with the Nintendo 64's limited graphical horsepower? [[BrokenBase Sheik has single-handedly divided the entire Zelda fanbase on the issue of their gender, and continues to do so today]], even witn WordOfGod consistently calling her female. Of course, this one is interesting because Sheik is actually the (quite obviously female) Zelda- the real issue is "is she disguised as a man, or does she transform into a man?" The (only canon to itself) manga adaptation has implications that she transformed (more like brainwashed, if you pay attention and Link does make a passing comment that their body is dainty), while ''Super Smash Bros.'' says it was just a disguise and gave their Sheik a GirlinessUpgrade starting with ''Brawl''. What version counts as WordOfGod depends on who you ask.
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** Sheik is definitely a contender for Queen of this trope. WordOfGod has it she's female, but would you know that on your first playthrough of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', what with the Nintendo 64's limited graphical horsepower? [[BrokenBase Sheik has single-handedly divided the entire Zelda fanbase on the issue of their gender, and continues to do so today]], even witn WordOfGod consistently calling her female. Of course, this one is interesting because Sheik is actually the (quite obviously female) Zelda- the real issue is "is she disguised as a man, or does she transform into a man?" The (only canon to itself) manga adaptation has implications that she transformed (more like brainwashed, if you pay attention attention, and Link does make a passing comment that their body is dainty), while ''Super Smash Bros.'' says it was just a disguise and gave their Sheik a GirlinessUpgrade starting with ''Brawl''. What version counts as WordOfGod depends on who you ask.

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

** Kamek in ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'. A magic using character who rides on a broomstick? Well, a whole bunch of fans seem to think he's female, either because he looks like a WickedWitch more than a wizard or is easy to confuse with either Kammy Koopa from ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' or Kamella from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''.
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** Kamek in ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'.''VideoGame/YoshisIsland''. A magic using character who rides on a broomstick? Well, a whole bunch of fans seem to think he's female, either because he looks like a WickedWitch more than a wizard or is easy to confuse with either Kammy Koopa from ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' or Kamella from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''.
20th Dec '15 9:31:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* Slippy Toad in ''VideoGame/StarFox64''. The fact he was voiced by a high-pitched female did not help matters at all.
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* Slippy Toad in ''VideoGame/StarFox64''. The fact he was voiced by a high-pitched female did not help matters at all. However, in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'', Slippy has a male voice. It's only the N64 title and arguably ''Adventures'' where the confusion happens.

** However, in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'', Slippy has a male voice. It's only the N64 title and arguably ''Adventures'' where the confusion happens. * This has happened to Tails from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' a few times, even though in the first games in which he speaks, he was actually voiced by a boy.
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** However, in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'', Slippy has a male voice. It's only the N64 title and arguably ''Adventures'' where the confusion happens. * This has happened to Tails from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' 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.

** 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.
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** 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. *** 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.

** Nor does it help that Tails is currently voiced by a girl.

* Yoshi in ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' -- "she" ''laid eggs'' for crying out loud. It ''really'' doesn't help that "Yoshi" is used to refer to either one individual or his entire species. Birdo is even worse though - a male crossdresser who spits eggs out of its... nose? Though given that the CREATORS have flipped on what gender the latter is... ** FanWank often involves thinking of the "eggs" as more like poop, given the method of their production. Apparently Yoshis learned their combat techniques from monkeys. *** WordOfGod says male Yoshis lay exploding eggs used for combat, females lay actual eggs, and the Yoshi usually seen with Mario and friends is in fact male. *** Conflicting evidence comes from Japanese text from a ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''' trophy, claiming that Yoshis all have no gender. * Watt, the living spark in ''VideoGame/PaperMario'', has no obvious gender identifiers. The text usually uses feminine pronouns for Watt, but switches to male in at least one place. * ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda's'' Link is not a stranger to this trope, thanks to being the main character in a game [[ProtagonistTitleFallacy called Zelda]] and people occasionally mistaking his tunic for a skirt. It doesn't help that he tends to be [[{{Bishonen}} really pretty...]] ** Sheik is definitely a contender for King/Queen of this trope. WordOfGod has it s/he's female, but would you know that on your first playthrough of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', what with the Nintendo 64's limited graphical horsepower? [[BrokenBase S/he single-handedly divided the entire Zelda fanbase on the issue of their gender, and continues to do so today]]. Of course, this one is interesting because Sheik is actually the (quite obviously female) Zelda- the real issue is "is she disguised as a man, or does she transform into a man?" The manga said she transformed (more like brainwashed, if you pay attention), while ''Super Smash Bros.'' manual said it was just a disguise. What version counts as WordOfGod depends on who you ask. *** It ''really'' does not help that Ruto actually calls Sheik a man at one point, or that Sheik's concept art looks pretty masculine...
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* Yoshi in ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' -- "she" ''laid eggs'' for crying out loud. It ''really'' doesn't help that "Yoshi" is used to refer to either one individual or his entire species. Birdo is even worse though - a male crossdresser who spits eggs out of its... nose? Though given that the CREATORS have flipped on what gender the latter is... ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': ** FanWank often involves thinking of the "eggs" as more like poop, given the method of their production. Apparently Yoshis learned their combat techniques from monkeys. *** WordOfGod says male Yoshis lay exploding eggs used for combat, females lay actual eggs, and the Yoshi usually seen with Mario and friends is in fact male. *** Conflicting evidence comes from Japanese text from a ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''' trophy, claiming that Yoshis all have no gender. * Watt, the living spark in ''VideoGame/PaperMario'', has no obvious gender identifiers. The text usually uses feminine pronouns for Watt, but switches to male in at least one place. * ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda's'' Link is not a stranger to this trope, thanks to being the main character in a game [[ProtagonistTitleFallacy called Zelda]] and people occasionally mistaking his tunic for a skirt. It doesn't help that he tends to be [[{{Bishonen}} really pretty...]] ** Sheik is definitely a contender for King/Queen Queen of this trope. WordOfGod has it s/he's she's female, but would you know that on your first playthrough of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', what with the Nintendo 64's limited graphical horsepower? [[BrokenBase S/he Sheik has single-handedly divided the entire Zelda fanbase on the issue of their gender, and continues to do so today]]. today]], even witn WordOfGod consistently calling her female. Of course, this one is interesting because Sheik is actually the (quite obviously female) Zelda- the real issue is "is she disguised as a man, or does she transform into a man?" The (only canon to itself) manga said adaptation has implications that she transformed (more like brainwashed, if you pay attention), attention and Link does make a passing comment that their body is dainty), while ''Super Smash Bros.'' manual said says it was just a disguise.disguise and gave their Sheik a GirlinessUpgrade starting with ''Brawl''. What version counts as WordOfGod depends on who you ask. *** It ''really'' does not help that Ruto actually calls Sheik a man at one point, or that Sheik's concept art looks pretty masculine... Ruto could have mistaken her for a man though and some fans argue Sheik has an athletic female physique. The one time you hear Sheik's voice in the game, it sounds female however it's an easily unnoticeable moment.

** One Game Informer preview of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' described Demon Lord Ghirahim as "a skinny, ghostly ''female''". *** Then again, Ghirahim has NoBiologicalSex.
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** One Game Informer preview of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' described Demon Lord Ghirahim as "a skinny, ghostly ''female''". *** ''female''". Then again, Ghirahim has NoBiologicalSex.

** Within hours of the reveal of the currently-untitled ''Zelda'' game for WiiU, there were a number of arguments as to whether or not Link is female in it. His {{Bishonen}} attributes seemed to have been [[UpToEleven made even more prominent]] in this installment, with rather distinct eyelashes and a ponytail. ** Others speculated that that's actually ''Zelda'', as Aonuma stated that the character in question "wasn't necessarily Link", but later admitted he was joking.
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** Within hours of the reveal of the currently-untitled ''Zelda'' game for WiiU, there were a number of arguments as to whether or not Link is female in it. His {{Bishonen}} attributes seemed to have been [[UpToEleven made even more prominent]] in this installment, with rather distinct eyelashes and a ponytail. ** ponytail. Others speculated that that's actually ''Zelda'', as Aonuma stated that the character in question "wasn't necessarily Link", but later admitted he was joking.joking. ** 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.

* Starlow from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' and ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' has some of this, [[GenderAndJapaneseLanguage at least in the English versions]]. She's just a floaty little ball with feet and a star hovering over her head, and there is only one line referring to herself as female ("NOT how to treat a lady!"). However she has little eyelashes in the official art, but not in-game. ''Dream Team'' has these eyelashes visible during the dream-world sequences, which helps some.

** There's also Jamie from ''Videogame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'', who is always the opposite gender of your character, but they have the model regardless. They have an androgynous voice, unisex haircut, and wear a baggy poncho so it's hard to tell their gender even in-series. If you marry them the sprites seem genuinely surprised at their gender. Fans overall [[{{fanon}} write Jamie as male]] in fanworks. ** Ellen in [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries SNES game]] actually does wear a skirt and is 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]] Ellen.
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** There's also Jamie from ''Videogame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'', who is always the opposite gender of your character, but they have the same model regardless. They have an androgynous voice, unisex haircut, and wear a baggy poncho so it's hard to tell their gender even in-series. If in-series; if you marry them the sprites seem genuinely surprised at their gender. Fans overall [[{{fanon}} write Jamie as male]] in fanworks. ** 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]] Ellen.Elli.

* Birdo from ''Videogame/SuperMarioBros 2'' is undeniably female however her biological sex is the issue. While there is more than one member of the species (much like Yoshi), the main one featured in the games is a biologically male but [[{{transsexual}} female gendered]]...most of the time. Nintendo has [[FlipFlopOfGod changed Birdo's official sex from male to female to]] [[AmbiguousGender not really saying if it's one or the other.]]

* Arno from ''[[SummonNight Summon Night 2: Swordcraft Story]]''. Is it a boy, or a girl? Th characters never find out, Arno never goes by any sort of pronoun and him/herself a "child of the wind", and doesn't know their own gender...The only clue we ever get is one of the villains shouting "you neutered freak!" And it's not even a big clue at all. Seriously, [[http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2030/2270354388_04c3ef5ed8.jpg?v=0 you tell me.]]
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* Arno from ''[[SummonNight ''[[VideoGame/SummonNight Summon Night 2: Swordcraft Story]]''. Is it a boy, or a girl? Th characters never find out, Arno never goes by any sort of pronoun and him/herself a "child of the wind", and doesn't know their own gender...The only clue we ever get is one of the villains shouting "you neutered freak!" And it's not even a big clue at all. Seriously, [[http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2030/2270354388_04c3ef5ed8.jpg?v=0 you tell me.]]

* Many people confuse Ammy from ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' as a male. Issun constantly referring to her as a [[SheIsTheKing god rather than a goddess]] doesn't help. ** The American localization was actually trying to keep Ammy as androgynous as possible, mostly since the United State's primary religion has God to be definitively male.
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* Many people confuse Ammy from ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' as a male. Issun constantly referring to her as a [[SheIsTheKing god rather than a goddess]] doesn't help. ** help. The American localization was actually trying to keep Ammy as androgynous as possible, mostly since the United State's primary religion has God to be definitively male.

* Vivian, from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''. In the Japanese release, she's transgender and her sisters treat her poorly because of it (arguably also out of jealously that a male could be so much more effeminate than they are). Like Birdo, this was changed for the US release, making her female from the start.

* US players of the original ''PhantasyStar'' had a couple of examples. First there's the {{Bishounen}} Noah who is referred to by both gender pronouns thanks to the BlindIdiotTranslation. Thankfully the re-release on the Gameboy Advance fixed it so he's always referred to as a male. Then there's the cat-like [[PunnyName Myau]], whose gender is never revealed in the Japanese version nor have I ever heard an WordOfGod on the topic.
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* US players of the original ''PhantasyStar'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' had a couple of examples. First there's the {{Bishounen}} Noah who is referred to by both gender pronouns thanks to the BlindIdiotTranslation. Thankfully the re-release on the Gameboy Advance fixed it so he's always referred to as a male. Then there's the cat-like [[PunnyName Myau]], whose gender is never revealed in the Japanese version nor have I ever heard an WordOfGod on the topic.

* Franchise/{{Kirby}} might very well be this, given that even the Japanese don't seem to know the character's gender. Most derivative translations default it as a dude, though.
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* Franchise/{{Kirby}} Franchise/{{Kirby}}: ** Kirby might very well be this, given that even the Japanese don't seem to know the character's gender. Most derivative translations default it as a dude, though.

* Dorrie from ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' falls under this. Cutesy-looking plesiosaur with a feminine sounding name? Sounds like a girl, right? Nope, Dorrie's a boy. All official descriptions of the character refer Dorrie as a "he".

* Kamek in ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' and ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. A magic using character who rides on a broomstick? Well, a whole bunch of fans seem to think he's female, either because he looks like a WickedWitch more than a wizard or is easy to confuse with either Kammy Koopa from ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' or Kamella from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''.
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': ** Dorrie from ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' falls under this. Cutesy-looking plesiosaur with a feminine sounding name? Sounds like a girl, right? Nope, Dorrie's a boy. All official descriptions of the character refer Dorrie as a "he". ** Kamek in ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' and ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'. A magic using character who rides on a broomstick? Well, a whole bunch of fans seem to think he's female, either because he looks like a WickedWitch more than a wizard or is easy to confuse with either Kammy Koopa from ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' or Kamella from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''.''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. ** Yoshi in ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' -- they ''lay eggs'' for crying out loud. It ''really'' doesn't help that "Yoshi" is used to refer to either one individual or his entire species. *** WordOfGod says male Yoshis lay exploding eggs used for combat, females lay actual eggs, and the Yoshi usually seen with Mario and friends is in fact male. Conflicting evidence comes from Japanese text from a ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''' trophy, claiming that Yoshis all have no gender. Then again ''Smash'' has gotten things incorrect. ** Watt, the living spark in ''VideoGame/PaperMario'', has no obvious gender identifiers. The text usually uses feminine pronouns for Watt, but switches to male in at least one place. ** Birdo is undeniably female however her biological sex is the issue. While there is more than one member of the species (much like Yoshi), the main one featured in the games is a biologically male but [[{{transsexual}} female gendered]]...most of the time. Nintendo has occasionally [[FlipFlopOfGod changed Birdo's biological sex from male to female to]] [[AmbiguousGender not really saying if it's one or the other.]] ** Vivian, from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''. In the Japanese release, she's transgender and her sisters treat her poorly because of it (arguably also out of jealously that a male could be so much more effeminate than they are). Like Birdo, this was changed for the US release, making her biologically female. ** Starlow from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' and ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' has some of this, [[GenderAndJapaneseLanguage at least in the English versions]]. She's just a floaty little ball with feet and a star hovering over her head, and there is only one line referring to herself as female ("NOT how to treat a lady!"). However she has little eyelashes in the official art, but not in-game. ''Dream Team'' has these eyelashes visible during the dream-world sequences, which helps some.

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* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' has several characters who frequently cause this: ** The most infamous is Ash Crimson. His hairstyle is pretty much ''never'' used on men, he dresses in a unisex fashion, and he has a slim figure. ** Bao is a fairly androgynous little boy. Some translations [[ShesAManInJapan mistaken him for a girl]]. ** Shion is a LongHairedPrettyBoy with an emphasis on "pretty". It doesn't help that he has a [[CrossdressingVoices female voice actress]], despite being an adult. ** Saiki is androgynous, has unisex clothes, and has long hair. ** King is a tall, short haired woman who dresses in masculine attire.
18th Dec '15 11:14:27 PM nombretomado
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* Mao in ''ShadowHearts: From The New World''. That's a ''man's'' voice coming out of that cat, and yet it's supposedly a female. Since Mao's a cat without any form of TertiarySexualCharacteristics, the confusion gets racked up. (She only refers to her gender a small handful of times, easily missed.)
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* Mao in ''ShadowHearts: From The New World''.''VideoGame/ShadowHeartsFromTheNewWorld''. That's a ''man's'' voice coming out of that cat, and yet it's supposedly a female. Since Mao's a cat without any form of TertiarySexualCharacteristics, the confusion gets racked up. (She only refers to her gender a small handful of times, easily missed.)
16th Dec '15 1:30:56 PM Pichu-kun
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** Daisy from ''Harvest Moon [=GBC=]'' is a short haired {{tomboy}} in a hoodie. Despite her name people have confused her gender.
16th Dec '15 8:46:47 AM Pichu-kun
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** There's also Jamie from ''Videogame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'', who is always the opposite gender of your character, but they have the model regardless. They have an androgynous voice, unisex haircut, and wear a baggy poncho so it's hard to tell their gender even in-series. If you marry him
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** There's also Jamie from ''Videogame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'', who is always the opposite gender of your character, but they have the model regardless. They have an androgynous voice, unisex haircut, and wear a baggy poncho so it's hard to tell their gender even in-series. If you marry him them the sprites seem genuinely surprised at their gender. Fans overall [[{{fanon}} write Jamie as male]] in fanworks.

** There's also Jamie Yuri from ''Videogame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'', ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonANewBeginning'' is a {{bifauxnen}} young woman who is always doesn't look out of place amongst the opposite gender pretty men of your character, but they have the model regardless. They have an androgynous voice, unisex haircut, and wear a baggy poncho so it's hard to tell their gender even in-series. If you marry him series.

** Meet Bob. Bob is a kitty. Bob is purple. Bob loves to wear pretty dresses. Bob is a dude.
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** Meet Bob. Bob is a kitty. Bob is purple. Bob loves to wear pretty dresses.pretty, floral dresses (though it's apparently a long shirt). Bob is a dude.

** Meet Bob. Bob is a kitty. Bob is purple. Bob loves to A lot of the male wolf villagers wear pretty dresses. Bob androgynous clothing, meaning, unless you knew their names prior to meeting them, they are easy to mistake for females. Especially notable are Chief and Fang, whose color schemes and eye shape make them look really feminine. ** Ed and Julian, both horses, look remarkably feminine. Julian's catchphrase is even "glitter". ** Filbert's default outfit in the first three titles was a dude.white dress-like shirt with a pink floral design on it, complete with a ribbon on the chest. Combine that with his bright pink blushing cheeks, and you have a very feminine looking male villager. Averted for him in New Leaf, where his default outfit was changed to a black and white checkerboard shirt.

* ''VideoGame/FreddiFish'' was mistaken as being a male by several younger ones, mainly because she has a name more commonly heard in boys and doesn't have any. She has a very feminine voice though, especially in relation to her much younger friend Luther. She's also identified as a female multiple times, including in the very opening scene of the fourth game. Some never caught on though.
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* ''VideoGame/FreddiFish'' was mistaken as being a male by several younger ones, mainly because she has a name more commonly heard in boys and doesn't have any.any TertiarySexualCharacteristics. She has a very feminine voice though, especially in relation to her much younger friend Luther. She's also identified as a female multiple times, including in the very opening scene of the fourth game. Some never caught on though.
16th Dec '15 8:29:56 AM Pichu-kun
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* The ''Videogame/HarvestMoon''-iverse has Julius, who's... [[http://www.fogu.com/hm/wii/img/preview/char_julie.png Well, just LOOK at him!]] His favorite items are even things like jewelry and perfume! If it weren't for his name, it'd be next to impossible to tell that he's supposed to be a dude. And yes, you can marry him if you're playing as a girl. Sort of a shame, since there'd certainly be players who would marry him if he were in fact a woman. He doesn't even have the name to help him in Japan, where his name is Juli. The whole joke was that Candace/Kotomi was bullied by Juli as a child, and always thought he was a girl. Then she grows up, meets him again after so many years, and is shocked to discover that the girl who bullied her was a boy the whole time. * There's also Jamie from ''Videogame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'', who is always the opposite gender of your character, but they have the same sprite regardless (and hides this fact well by having Jamie wear a poncho the whole game). * ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoon Story of Seasons]]'' 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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* The ''Videogame/HarvestMoon''-iverse has Julius, who's... ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'': ** Julius from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade'' [[http://www.fogu.com/hm/wii/img/preview/char_julie.png Well, just LOOK at him!]] His favorite items are even things like jewelry and perfume! If it weren't for his name, it'd be next to impossible to tell that he's supposed to be a dude. And yes, you [[CampStraight can marry him him]] if you're playing as a girl. Sort of a shame, since there'd certainly be players who would marry him if he were in fact a woman. He doesn't even have the name to help him in Japan, where his name is Juli. The whole joke was that Candace/Kotomi was bullied by Juli as a child, and always thought he was a girl. Then she grows up, meets him again after so many years, and is shocked to discover that the girl who bullied her was a boy the whole time. * ** There's also Jamie from ''Videogame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'', who is always the opposite gender of your character, but they have the same sprite regardless (and hides this fact well by having Jamie model regardless. They have an androgynous voice, unisex haircut, and wear a baggy poncho so it's hard to tell their gender even in-series. If you marry him ** Ellen in [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries SNES game]] actually does wear a skirt and is feminine however her short hair has confused many fans. Her reappearance in ''Magical Melody'' looks less androgynous and no one doubts the whole game). * ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoon Story gender of Seasons]]'' her re-occuring [[IdenticalGrandson identical granddaughter]] Ellen. ** ''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.

* Birdo from ''Videogame/SuperMarioBros 2''. While there is more than one member of the species (much like Yoshi), the main one featured in the games is a male...most of the time. Nintendo has [[FlipFlopOfGod changed Birdo's official gender from male to female to]] [[AmbiguousGender not really saying if it's one or the other.]]
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* Birdo from ''Videogame/SuperMarioBros 2''. 2'' is undeniably female however her biological sex is the issue. While there is more than one member of the species (much like Yoshi), the main one featured in the games is a male...biologically male but [[{{transsexual}} female gendered]]...most of the time. Nintendo has [[FlipFlopOfGod changed Birdo's official gender sex from male to female to]] [[AmbiguousGender not really saying if it's one or the other.]]

* ''Videogame/AnimalCrossing'':
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** Likewise with Blanc''a'', Gracie and Saharah are male... in Japan. A few villagers also get this trope.
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** Likewise with Blanc''a'', Blanca, the blank faced cat you meet in every game. He has a feminine looking dress and a female name, but has a low voice because he's male. ** Gracie and Saharah are male... in Japan. A few villagers also get this trope.Gracie is effeminate, has short hair that could be mistaken for a woman's pixie cut, and is a fashionista. Saharah is androgynous but has long eyelashes due to being a camel.

** Giygas falls under this. Officially, Giygas is a "he". But, thanks to a random NPC in the game, several members of the fandom have mistaken "him" for a female. ** In Japan, Giygas/Gyiyg/whatever has an ambiguous gender; it's never defined as explicitly male or female, but that's much easier to avoid in Japanese than English.
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** Giygas falls under this. Officially, Giygas is a "he". But, thanks to a random NPC in the game, several members of the fandom have mistaken "him" for a female. ** female. In Japan, Giygas/Gyiyg/whatever has an ambiguous gender; it's never defined as explicitly male or female, but that's much easier to avoid in Japanese than English.

** Bugsy. *** Somewhat long hair, too young to make out sexual characteristics, unusual name that isn't easily gender identifiable, rather [[WhoWearsShortShorts ambiguous clothes]]. Hey, your guess is as good as mine. *** Supposedly male...but yeah, the fact that his Pokémon are all female doesn't help (enemy trainers usually have Pokémon that are their own gender.) ** Will of the Elite Four has the same issue as Bugsy--despite being male his entire team is female. Both his in-game sprite and the Sugimori art also give him HartmanHips. ** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' actually made fun of this.
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** Bugsy. *** Somewhat Bugsy has somewhat long hair, is too young to make out sexual characteristics, has an unusual name that isn't easily gender identifiable, has an all-female team, and wears rather [[WhoWearsShortShorts ambiguous clothes]]. Hey, your guess is as good as mine. *** Supposedly male...but yeah, the fact that his Pokémon are all female doesn't help (enemy trainers usually mine. [[Manga/PokemonSpecial Two]] [[Manga/PokemonGoldenBoys different]] manga have Pokémon that are had their own gender.) protagonists [[UnsettlingGenderReveal mistake him]] for a girl, something that rarely happens in-series. ** Despite being an adult man, Will of the Elite Four has the same issue as Bugsy--despite being male his Bugsy--his entire team is female. female and he has androgynous clothes. Both his in-game sprite and the Sugimori art also give him HartmanHips. ** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' actually made fun of this.HartmanHips.

** A better example would be the Ralts line. While Ralts itself looks like a small child with a gender-neutral figure, the evolutions are ballerina based. However their "clothing" is feminine. As in "female tutu" and "dress" feminine. They gained a male counterpart the next gen, however you still have to go through the Kirlia stage and the males evolve into Gallade by a (somewhat rare) evolutionary stone; also, male Gardevoir still exist. ** Even odder, Gardevoir has a very masculine name in Japan. Sirknight, which has both "Sir" and "knight" in it (while knights can be female, we typically think of male ones); though it may also refer to "come, Knight". To make it even worse, [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Mega Gardevoir]] appears to be wearing a ball dress.
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** A better example would be the Ralts line. While Ralts itself looks like a small child with a gender-neutral figure, the evolutions are ballerina based. However their "clothing" is feminine. As in "female tutu" and "dress" feminine. They gained a male counterpart the next gen, however you still have to go through the Kirlia stage and the males evolve into Gallade by a (somewhat rare) evolutionary stone; also, male Gardevoir still exist. ** exist. Even odder, Gardevoir has a very masculine name in Japan. Sirknight, which has both "Sir" and "knight" in it (while knights can be female, we typically think of male ones); though it may also refer to "come, Knight". To make it even worse, [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Mega Gardevoir]] appears to be wearing a ball dress.

** 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.
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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.

*** N appears to be an ordinary {{Bishounen}}, but his character art uses Whitney's girly skipping pose, which has given some fans mixed signals.
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*** ** N appears to be an ordinary {{Bishounen}}, but his character art uses Whitney's girly skipping pose, which has given some fans mixed signals.

** [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Team Galactic Commander Saturn]] is male. However, his tunic is sufficiently ambiguous that the writers of ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' portrayed him as an attractive girl with a visible bust for a couple of chapters before suddenly realizing their mistake and subsequently pretending it never happened. *** Additionally, Saturn uses a female Toxicroak as his main Pokemon (as noted, [=NPCs=] usually use Pokemon of their own gender); however, this is read more as a ShipTease with (female) co-commander Mars, as [[UncattyResemblance their signature Pokemon resemble each other's hairstyle]].
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** [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Team Galactic Commander Saturn]] is male. However, his tunic is sufficiently ambiguous that the writers of ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' portrayed him as an attractive girl with a visible bust for a couple of chapters before suddenly realizing their mistake and subsequently pretending it never happened. *** happened. Additionally, Saturn uses a female Toxicroak as his main Pokemon (as noted, [=NPCs=] usually use Pokemon of their own gender); however, this is read more as a ShipTease with (female) co-commander Mars, as [[UncattyResemblance their signature Pokemon resemble each other's hairstyle]].

** [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Team Galactic Commander Saturn]] is male. However, his tunic is sufficiently ambiguous that the writers A lot of ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' portrayed him as an attractive people thought Trevor was a girl with a visible bust for a couple of chapters before suddenly realizing their mistake when revealed, until his name was discovered. Even in the game himself he wavers on the thin line between looking effeminate and subsequently pretending it never happened. *** Additionally, Saturn uses being a female Toxicroak as his main Pokemon (as noted, [=NPCs=] usually use Pokemon of their own gender); however, this is read more as a ShipTease with (female) co-commander Mars, as [[UncattyResemblance their signature Pokemon resemble each other's hairstyle]].cute young boy.

** [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Team Galactic Commander Saturn]] Ado is male. However, his tunic is sufficiently ambiguous that the writers of ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' portrayed him as an attractive girl with a visible bust for human character who s canonically a couple of chapters before suddenly realizing their girl, however her young age and short hair mad many mistake and subsequently pretending it never happened. *** Additionally, Saturn uses a female Toxicroak as his main Pokemon (as noted, [=NPCs=] usually use Pokemon of their own gender); however, this is read more as a ShipTease with (female) co-commander Mars, as [[UncattyResemblance their signature Pokemon resemble each other's hairstyle]].her for male.

* ''VideoGame/FreddiFish'' was mistaken as being a male by several younger ones, mainly because she has a name more commonly heard in boys. She has a very feminine voice though, especially in relation to her much younger friend Luther. She's also identified as a female multiple times, including in the very opening scene of the fourth game. Some never caught on though.
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* ''VideoGame/FreddiFish'' was mistaken as being a male by several younger ones, mainly because she has a name more commonly heard in boys.boys and doesn't have any. She has a very feminine voice though, especially in relation to her much younger friend Luther. She's also identified as a female multiple times, including in the very opening scene of the fourth game. Some never caught on though.

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* Most {{yokai}} 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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