Created By: Dragonmouth on March 16, 2012 Last Edited By: bwburke94 on March 25, 2014

Adaptational Sex Change

A character's sex is changed when a work of fiction is adapted to a new medium.

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When a work of fiction is adapted to a new medium, a character's sex is changed.

Instances of male-to-female changes might be to diversify a cast, attempt a feminist message, or increase the adaptation's sex appeal.

For female-to-male examples, this could be done to avoid the Girl-Show Ghetto.

Subtrope of Gender Flip.
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  • March 17, 2012
  • March 17, 2012
    There's also Shes A Man In Japan.
  • March 17, 2012
    This would be a subtrope of Gender Flip. (Shes A Man In Japan is also a subtrope of GF.)
  • March 24, 2014
    Major Andersen was originally male in the Ender's Game series, but played by Asa Butterfield in the movie.
  • March 24, 2014
    @starships - I think you mean Viola Davis...
  • March 24, 2014
    You're talking about things like making Starbuck and Boomer female in the Battlestar Galactica reboot just to make them female? That's Gender Flip.
  • March 24, 2014
    If this is going to be a trope...

    • In the Fruits Basket, Akito becomes a male, and his bare chest is seen at one point. An actual major plot point towards the end of the manga is that Akito, who has been reportedly male this entire time, is revealed to be female, shocking most of the zodiac, except for Ayame, Shigure, Hatori, and Kureno.
  • March 24, 2014
    ^Meant Fruits Basket anime
  • March 25, 2014
    This is no different from Gender Flip, both are "a character's sex in an adaptation is different from the source material".