History ViewerGenderConfusion / VideoGames

19th Jan '18 12:27:07 PM Adam43
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** Baromett has a similar case. He has the appearance of a cute sheep and has a [[CrossDressingVoices rather female voice]]. This adds to the factor where the fandom referred to Baromett as a female for a time. How this assumption was shot down came in the form of ''All About Puyo Puyo Tsu''. In one part of this, Baromett's section confirms once and for all that Baromett is, in reality, a male.
12th Jan '18 11:46:24 PM 4444jdm
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*** The worst culprit was the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' spinoffs ([[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam especially the]] [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers first two games]]), where Eevee can only be picked as a female despite being of male-heavy species in main games. With these spinoffs, [[FromBadToWorse imagine how infectious this affected on most fan works]].
2nd Jan '18 10:28:08 PM Lizardon
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** There's a double example in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' with the shaman [[http://www.zeldawiki.org/images/2/25/Renado.png Renado]] and his daughter [[http://www.zeldawiki.org/images/c/cb/Luda.png Luda]]. Because of his long hair and robe and her cowboy-like outfit, they could be easily seen as mother and son.

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** There's a double example in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' with the shaman [[http://www.zeldawiki.org/images/2/25/Renado.[[https://d1u5p3l4wpay3k.cloudfront.net/zelda_gamepedia_en/2/25/Renado.png Renado]] and his daughter [[http://www.zeldawiki.org/images/c/cb/Luda.[[https://d1u5p3l4wpay3k.cloudfront.net/zelda_gamepedia_en/c/cb/Luda.png Luda]]. Because of his long hair and robe and her cowboy-like outfit, they could be easily seen as mother and son.
24th Nov '17 11:50:24 AM nombretomado
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** 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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** Starlow from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' and ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' has some of this, [[GenderAndJapaneseLanguage [[UsefulNotes/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.
23rd Nov '17 9:21:58 PM Concrete4
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** Lana from the upcoming Sun and Moon is almost just as bad as Bugsy, due to her clothes, hair-stlye, and even face looking totally gender-ambiguous. The only thing that saves her is her name being a real female name unlike Bugsy.

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** Lana from the upcoming Sun ''Sun and Moon Moon'' is almost just as bad as Bugsy, due to her clothes, hair-stlye, hair-style, and even face looking totally gender-ambiguous. The only thing that saves her is her name being a real female name unlike Bugsy.
14th Nov '17 7:40:13 AM TwilightLord
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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. 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 Amaterasu 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. (Though in Japanese mythology, kami - of which Amaterasu is one - are technically genderless.)
** Ninetails is often mistaken for a female, due to [[spoiler:disguising himself as the priestess Rao for the majority of his onscreen appearance]]. His Bestiary entry explicitly identifies him as "he".
14th Nov '17 7:34:13 AM TwilightLord
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** An article in a British newspaper written before the first game came out referred to Sora as "she".
14th Nov '17 4:42:16 AM Dere
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** Due to his dreadlocks and becoming pink in super form, Knuckles is often mistaken for a girl.

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** Due to his dreadlocks dreadlock-like quills and becoming pink in super form, Knuckles is often mistaken for a girl.
14th Nov '17 4:41:22 AM 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. Worse of all, the American box arts of the old games made him look rather feminine in a subversion of AmericanKirbyIsHardcore.

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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 screen 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. In fact, his case was so bad that even a number of members of the dev team were confused about his gender during the game's development.
5th Oct '17 10:33:47 PM QuizzicalPieridine
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** Heavy Magician and Heavy Rider from ''VideoGame/SonicMania'' are supposed to be female, but the player wouldn't even know that [[AllThereInTheManual unless they read the game's manual]].
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