ISSUE: Should this include cases of Sharing a Body and Demonic Possession, or just insanity-related Split Personalities?
are weird things. They can have completely opposing personality traits to the main personality, different skills sometimes... But perhaps one of the oddest from a logical standpoint is when a split personality is actually a different gender from the main personality and from the body they control. How exactly they rationalize this gender incongruity can vary. Some may simply ignore it. Some may claim to be transgender. Some may actually be shocked to find themselves in the alternate body
. Every mental coping mechanism will be a brain-twister, however.
Anime and Manga
- Shiki Rouygi from Kara no Kyoukai--at least, until a car accident kills off her male personality. Also, her entire bloodline is apparently afflicted by this disorder.
- Kanon and Shannon from Umineko no Naku Koro ni (although Yasu's original gender is left ambiguous, and so which one's the OGAP is left to speculation). There were hints of this throughout the entire novel, but it's pretty much spelled out by the seventh Episode. This is the largest clue to solving the entire story; figuring this out blows most of the closed rooms open.
- Hato, the Wholesome Crossdresser of Genshiken is male but has a female inside voice/spirit/personality/whatever, teasing him each time he is with Madarame, much to his annoyance.
The former spirit detective Shinobu Sensui from YuYu Hakusho
has developed no less than 7 identities, one of which is a girl called Naru, who represents the last remnants of his innocence.
- United States Of Tara: Tara is female; Buck is male.
- In a House episode, a girl develops an alternate personality whom she considers her "boyfriend". Oddly enough, she tests positive for pregnancy and the doctors think he got her pregnant, which doesn't turn out to be true.
- In an episode of The X-Files there was a woman who claimed to have a Split Personality; one of the personalities was male.
- In an episode of Psych, Gus falls for an extremely attractive woman... at a mental hospital. Eventually, he learns that she is sharing a body with another personality named "Frank".
- In BlazBlue, Platinum The Trinity is female (presumably) parody of the Magical Girl archetype. She has three seperate personalities, two of which match her physical age; Luna (a bratty girl) and Sena (a polite boy) and a third Trinity Glasfille, one of the 6 heroes. It's implied that it's more a case of Sharing a Body though.