->''"Oh, poppycock! ''Female'' bandits? What next? Rubbish!"''
-->-- '''Prince John''', {{Franchise/Disney|AnimatedCanon}}'s ''Disney/RobinHood''

An AlwaysFemale, or AlwaysMale trope, that is applied to the opposite gender.

While it's not possible to pull off with many of these tropes, due to some of them requiring certain biological features, and others are automatically seen in a different light when gender-inverted, (like the MamaBear and the PapaWolf, or the ActionGirl and the ActionHero), making them an entirely different trope, others are only based on certain generic concepts associated with the gender, and nothing stops the writers from playing with them.

It might be PlayedForDrama, PlayedForLaughs as a character's unique quirk, or even not intended at all: For example, maybe a writer simply thought that gypsy men are hot, and didn't even realize that HotGypsyWoman is a lot more common trope.

Conversely, it can be our own fault, due to ValuesDissonance, as our trope definitions are largely based on western and Japanese works, so it is possible that for example an Indian or Latin American show's characters can be only described with our vocabulary as "Like this trope, but male", even though it could be considered a different trope over there, but none of us knows enough about the culture to make a page for it.

In trope lists, it is often referred to as Rare Male Example and Rare Female Example. See also DistaffCounterpart.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'', Shute Sutherland is a {{Rich B|itch}}astard with a [[GirlPosse Boy Posse]], sporting a [[NoblewomansLaugh Nobleman's Laugh]].
* The relationship between ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' and Kyon is sometimes described as BelligerentSexualTension, but with a male {{Tsundere}}, and a female {{Jerk|WithAHeartOfGold}}.
* In ''KoreWaZombieDesuKa'', the male lead gets MagicalGirl powers.
* In ''IonoTheFanatics'', the protagonist is a young queen of a [[{{Ruritania}} foreign country]]. She likes girls, too: [[TheCasanova she has 1000 courtesans]]. She goes so far as to call herself a "skirt chaser".
* In ''LightNovel/NyarkoSan'', it is the heroine Nyaruko who is the perverted one and the male protagonist Mahiro punishes her for indecent behaviour by stabbing her with a fork, [[PlayedForLaughs making her bleed and squick]].
* In ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', three of the protagonists are a male version of the ThreeFacesOfEve: Son Goku (the Child), Cho Hakkai (the Wife) and Sha Gojyo (the Seductress).
* In ''TheWeathermanIsMyLover'', Amasawa is a {{Cosplay Otaku G|irl}}uy.
* In ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' Poland, Finland, Sealand and Prussia have many characteristics of a PluckyGirl. Albeit their versions are highly flamboyant (Poland), [[CloudCuckooLander Finland]], [[BrattyHalfPint childish]] (Sealand) and/or narcissistic (Prussia) ones.
** And let's not forget that Germany and England are male versions of the {{Tsundere}} trope.
** Austria and Hungary meanwhile invert the LadyAndKnight trope, with Hungary more often than not being the knight.
* Brock from the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime is TeamMom supreme. He cooks, cleans, [[TheMedic heals injured Pokémon]], and even Ash's mother praises his domestic skills ("He's a better seamstress than ''I'll'' ever be"). It's overt from his first episode, as we first see him taking care of his nine brothers and sisters in their parents' absence, and his stated goal is to be a Pokémon Breeder (one who raises/cares for Pokémon). [[spoiler:Eventually he leaves to become a Pokémon Doctor.]]
* [[spoiler: Kamille Bidan]] from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam ZetaGundam]]'' and [[spoiler: Dilandau Albatou]] from ''[[Manga/TheVisionOfEscaflowne Vision of Escaflowne]]'' are male versions of TheOphelia at some point of the story. [[spoiler: They both get better.]]
** And in the second case, [[spoiler: Dilandau actually ''starts out as a girl''.]]
* Ishida and arguably Yumichika from Manga/{{Bleach}} are also genderflipped {{Plucky Girl}}s.
* There's more than one male YamatoNadeshiko in manga and anime. Some examples are: Kiminobu Kogure from ''Manga/SlamDunk''; Shouma Takakura from ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum''; Japan ([[ShapedLikeItself obviously]]) from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''; Haku from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''; Yukito Tsukishiro and Fujitaka Kinomoto from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''; Seiichiro Aoki from ''{{X 1999}}''; Miyazaki from the ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' OAV, and arguably young!Subaru [[spoiler: before [[FromBadToWorse it got worse]]]]; Taro Misaki from ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''; Tomohisa Kaname from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Rey from ''SaintBeast'', etc.
* Misaki from ''HanaNoMizoShiru'' is an [[CuteClumsyGirl endearingly clumsy]] boy who initially behaves [[{{Tsundere}} irritably]], but gradually [[DefrostingIceQueen warms up]] to his love interest over time, acting more shy and [[LuminescentBlush easily]] [[CrushBlush flustered]] around him. Said love interest also finds his [[CryCute teary face adorable]]. Unsurprisingly, he's from a BoysLove manga.
* Eco from ''Manga/{{Plus-Si}}'' is a male {{Kawaiiko}}.
* Night from ''Manga/AbsoluteBoyfriend'' is a [[MagicalGirlfriend Magical Boyfriend]].
* Kuranosuke from ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'' is a male NerdNanny, and a [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Guy]].
* In ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'', Sirica wants to kill Meta Knight because [[YouKilledMyFather he killed her mother]] (the normal version of the trope is later played straight by Knuckle Joe).
* Erza Scarlet from ''Manga/FairyTail'' is TheBigGuy of her FiveManBand; notable because the group is ''not'' an AmazonBrigade.
** Kagura from ''{{Manga/Gintama}}'' is this, too. And she's younger than the guys in her group.
* ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' has an example of [[VillainessesWantHeroes Villains Want Heroines]], and an example of [[UnluckyEverydude Unlucky Everydudette]].
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' is one of the few series where you'll find ThighHighBoots and VaporWear on the [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Shameless Fanservice]] ''[[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Guy]].''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Happiness}}'' is a rare series where a boy wears ProperTightsWithASkirt.
* In FushigiYuugi, Emperor Hotohori is very elegant and handsome swordsman [[LongHairedPrettyBoy with long hair]] - this makes him a male LadyOfWar.
* In Anime/{{Vandread}}, Bart is a [[SpaceshipGirl Spaceship Boy]].
* The self-proclaimed GreatTeacherOnizuka is a [[SenseiChan Sensei-kun]]
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[[folder: Comics]]
* In ''ComicBook/WhatEverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'', Pete Ross suffers a male version of StuffedIntoTheFridge.
* ComicBook/PlasticMan is a male version of AbsoluteCleavage.
* BattleCouple ComicBook/GreenArrow and ComicBook/BlackCanary often gender flip GuysSmashGirlsShoot, with Canary being the hand-to-hand expert and Arrow being, obviously, an archer, though they are both highly proficient in their opposing skill as well.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/FirstTrySeries'', Tetsuo is a male example of CareerVersusMan
* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic ''Fanfic/StallionsOnStrike'' is about the 1960s-70s feminist movement with stallions.
* ''Fanfic/{{Zastruga}}'', a RiseOfTheGuardians fanfic, has Jack Frost playing the [[GirlInTheTower Boy in the Tower]] while being held by Pitch. As a further inversion, the "tower" in question stretches down into the ground, rather than rising above it.
* {{Mpreg}} fanfics automatically by definition gender invert nearly every [[PregnancyTropes pregnancy]] and [[BirthTropes birth]] trope in the book.
* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/679603/chapters/1245778 Here, There Be Dragons]]'', [[Literature/TheHobbit Bilbo]] is a [[MafiaPrincess Mafia Prince]].
* ''Fanfic/GodSaveTheEsteem'' has Cindy Brolsma as something like a female KavorkaMan.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', Dr. Facilier is a male example of BareYourMidriff.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'', Sherman is a [[CuteClumsyGirl Cute Clumsy Boy]].
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[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' has a gender-reversed instance of OutdoorBathPeeping.
* Ash from the ''EvilDead'' series started out as a [[FinalGirl Final Boy]].
* ''Film/HairSpray'' (the 2007 version), has female versions of BigFun and FatAndSkinny, while Link and Tracy's relationship can best be described as [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Single Man Seeks Good Woman]].
* In ''Film/TheGoldenChild'', the titular character is a male example of a BarrierMaiden.
* In ''Film/AKnightsTale'', Kate's husband serves as a male version of TheLostLenore.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Butcher Brakespeare in the ''FloraSegunda'' books is a female ExaltedTorturer.
* Devereaux D'Orsay in ''TheHeirChronicles '' is a male version of DaddysLittleVillain.
* Draco Malfoy in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is a male AlphaBitch.
* ''Literature/AraTheHandsome'' is a male version of FairestOfThemAll.
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' has a gender-reversed instance of BroodingBoyGentleGirl, with Katniss as the brooding girl and Peeta as the gentle boy.
* ''Literature/{{Holes}}'' has a rare female example of an [[WardensAreEvil Evil Prison Warden]] as the BigBad.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/VeronicaMars'', Wallace is a male GirlFriday, and Logan often acts as a male FemmeFatale.
* In ''Series/TheBrittasEmpire'', Tim is a [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Guy]] to Gavin.
* One episode of ''ElChapulinColorado'' featured a HouseHusband whose life was so similar to a [[HouseWife House Wife's]] it was PlayedForLaughs. He complained about his wife wanting to watch a game instead of taking him to the movies like she promised; tells her "don't touch me" like some wives usually do on TV while mad at her husbands. When the husband of a former patient of his (he was a gynecologist before becoming a HouseHusband when his wife started making more money then he did) showed up needing help, Chapulin encouraged him stating he needed to show men could work.
* Renn Kousaka/Go-on Blue from ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'', a near-perfect example of a male YamatoNadeshiko and TeamMom.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' gender-flips BelligerentSexualTension with Vala Mal Doran as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and Daniel Jackson as a Type B {{Tsundere}}.
* ''AustinAndAlly'' gender-flips the POVBoyPosterGirl trope. Ally is the POV Girl, while Austin is the Poster Boy that drives the plot along.
* ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' has a male example of MyBiologicalClockIsTicking.
* ''Series/CSIMiami'' has an example of {{False Widow}}er.
* Wilma from ''Series/WendellAndVinnie'' could be seen as a female CasanovaWannabe; she constantly chases after men who have no interest in her and is generally depicted as being hopeless at getting a boyfriend, all PlayedForLaughs the way a man in her position would be.
* The ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Recap/TorchwoodS2E1KissKissBangBang" has a male example of DruggedLipstick.
* Manipulative bully "King" Ralph from ''Series/FreshMeat'' is a male version of the AlphaBitch and RichBitch archetypes, complete with a [[GirlPosse Boy Posse]].
* ''Series/FantasyIsland'' invoked it in an episode where a secretary, feeling like a sexual bargaining chip for her boss (Quote: "What am I, a piece of meat?") is given a chance to be CEO with a male secretary. She ends up promising a client a dinner date with her secretary in exchange for a lucrative business deal. Cue the IronicEcho about pieces of meat, coming from him.
* ''Series/OhDrBeeching'' has a gender-flipped version of TheMissusAndTheEx, with Jack as May's "missis", and Parkin as the ex.
* In ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', Peter Bishop is a [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Scientist's Handsome Son]] who serves as a romantic lead for a female protagonist.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', there seems to be a gender-inverted variant of WifeHusbandry going on between Ayla and Kino. [[Characters/ChronoTrigger See character page for details...]]
* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', thanks to [[AppliedPhlebotinum Australium]], Australian women have {{Badass Moustache}}s.
* Thanks partially to the fact that Falena is ruled by Queens rather than Kings, many tropes are gender inverted in ''SuikodenV''. BodyguardCrush and BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats all have gender inversions in this game.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' has Emil, a male ShrinkingViolet.
* There are some males from FireEmblem who are [[WhiteMagicianGirl White Magician Dudes]]: Claud, Corple and his {{expy}} Sharlow from ''Seisen no Keifu'', Sleuf from ''Thracia 776'', Saul from ''Binding Blade'', Moulder from ''Sacred Stones'', and Rhys from ''Path of Radiance''.
** Fire Emblem Awakening offers another White Magical Boy in the form of Brady, but due to the reclass system, he doesn't have to remain one. Conversely, Kellam starts as a MightyGlacier, but can be reclassed into a White Magical Boy.
** Many FireEmblem males fit ''very'' well as [[PluckyGirl plucky boys]]. And also, there are several genderflipped {{Lady and Knight}} cases where the "Lady" is a "Lord" and the "Knight" is an ActionGirl.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'', Sabata is a [[DarkMagicalGirl Dark Magical Boy]].
* In ''SuperPaperMario'', [[spoiler: Luigi]] is a male ApocalypseMaiden.
* In KingdomHearts, Xemnas utilises [[SheFu She Fu]] in his Ethereal Blade combos.
* Kanon from ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' is a male {{Meido}}.
* In the ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' DLC ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'', [[TestosteronePoisoning Mr. Torgue]] is accused by Lilith of being a bandwagon geek only wanting in on Tina's RPG campaign because it's trendy, a stereotype often associated with women gamers. He's then made to answer three question that only true geeks would know. [[spoiler:He fails to prove his cred, but they decide to let him stay around as a questgiver when he breaks down in tears.]]
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' features the rare male GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe in the form of the drell. Kissable lips, pecs that can't be tamed, big eyes, and a generally kind demeanor. One of them is even rescued from a DistressedDude situation by Liara, a regular GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe (well, she's blue, but you get the gist).
* Excellen Browning of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2'' and its VideoGameRemake ''Impact'' is a BoisterousBruiser, who so happens to be the heroine, making this a rare case. Much of the boisterousness is mixed alongside her being a {{Hard Drinking Party|Girl}} ManicPixieDreamGirl.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* From ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', John's relationship with Vriska could be seen as a gender-flipped version of the "JerkWithAHeartOfGold AntiVillain {{Woobie}} meets [[ThePollyanna eternally-optimistic]] [[MessianicArchetype good girl]] [[LoveRedeems who redeems him]]'' trope. [[spoiler:If so, it's ultimately subverted when Vriska meets [[RedemptionEqualsDeath death by redemption]] and John later admits that in retrospect Vriska was just kind of crazy.]] That this particular relationship was especially good at inciting a BrokenBase may or may not be relevant.
* Allen of ''Webcomic/AllenTheAlien'' becomes a [[GirlInABox Guy In A Box]].
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afKWNdSCym0 Dude Bro Party Massacre 3]] is a SlasherMovie... with a bunch of guys in skimpy outfits having a sleepover and providing {{Fanservice}} and a girl as the psychotic killer. It highlists the [[MonsterMisogyny misogyny]] that the genre has often been accused of.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang is the male equivalent of a MagicalGirlfriend who fights using SheFu. Meanwhile, Toph the BigGuy is a 12-year-old blind girl.
** In the [[ShowWithinAShow play based on their adventures]] [[LampshadeHanging Aang is played by a woman in a bald cap and Toph is played by a huge, muscular man]]. Aang is not amused. Toph is delighted.
** Azula is also clearly an rare example of an [[EvilPrince Evil Princess]].
* During the episode in Yukon of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaWorldTour'', Noah receives a MarshmallowHell from Owen, after Bridgette didn't let him hug her.
** Eva as a character is a rare female JerkJock who's not a StrawFeminist.
** Justin is the male version of IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: he's so handsome that he can hypnotize just about any girl ([[HoYay and one or two guys]]), and taking off his shirt ([[WalkingShirtlessScene which he does often]]) is enough to make them hand over suitcases full of money.
* A gender-inversion of IHaveYouNowMyPretty in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresofTheGalaxyRangers.'' [[BigBad The]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]] is ''delighted'' when she finally has [[TheHero Zachary]] in her clutches, and even WordOfGod was commenting about the "S&M overtones."
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'', Spryte is a [[HandsomeLech Beautiful Lech]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', the show that introduced us to HelloNurse, also had a SpearCounterpart of the trope for Dot.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'', Dr Carbunkle is a male version of CombatStilettos (he wears boots with stiletto heels).
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has a female version of LovedINotHonorMore (albeit with a new friend instead of a lover).
* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Gerald is a male example of BeehiveHairdo, and Suzie Kokoshka is a [[HenpeckedHusband Henpecked Wife]].
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* It has been suggested that the MrFanservice appeal of many male soccer player uniforms, which involves a small piece of bare thigh between the socks and the shorts, might be based on the same principle as the female ZettaiRyouiki trope.
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