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[[caption-width-right:300:On the left, [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic Lt. Starbuck]] (Dirk Benedict). On the right, [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Lt. Starbuck]] (Creator/KateeSackhoff).]]

->''"What do I think of it being played by a woman, when it was played by a man in 1972, as part of a Scottish pagan community, and now it's played by a woman with the same name? What do I think of it? Nothing. [[GenderIsNoObject There's nothing to say]]."''
-->-- '''Creator/ChristopherLee''' on the recasting of his role in the [[ForeignRemake American remake]] of ''Film/TheWickerMan''

Here's a quick spin on an old story. Flip one or more male roles to the women and female roles to the men. If you are in a hurry, you only need to change a few honorifics, pronouns, and maybe a first name or two. And the casting. If you are able to give it a little more thought, though, you can take this opportunity to explore how there might be a ''[[DoubleStandard difference]]'' in the way things play out with the genders reversed.

It's a very old technique of retelling a story. Many folk {{Fairy Tale}}s occasionally have Gender Flip variants; they are invariably played absolutely straight.

Sometimes the [[TheRemake remake or "reimagining"]] of a work may involve Gender Flips, perhaps due to societal changes on the SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality that, for example, would allow a formerly-male NumberTwo to be an ActionGirl instead. Occasionally, the Gender Flip occurs with a work that's already in development, or even in production (due to, for example, an actor's sudden unavailability or simply a last-minute casting idea.) The results can be particularly interesting in these cases, as the written role may be almost completely unchanged from its original opposite-gender version.

{{Fan Fic}}s that Gender Flip are fairly common (often referred to as 'Genderfuck' or 'GF' stories.) RuleSixtyThree is closely related, but subtly different. A good general rule of thumb is that a RuleSixtyThree character ''looks'' like exactly the same character, as if subjected to GenderBender. Gender Flip characters will often differ from their originals in a great many ways other than the character's sex.

Supertrope of ShesAManInJapan, which is what happens when localization results in a character Gender Flip.

Distinguished from CrosscastRole, in which the actor is the opposite sex of the character. For example, a production of ''{{Hamlet}}'' that (as in Shakespeare's own day) had Ophelia played by a boy would be a CrosscastRole, but a production with a male actor playing a male ''character'' named "Ophelius" and referred to in the text with male pronouns would be a Gender Flip.

'''Not to be confused with''' GenderBender (though outside TVTropes, the terms are sometimes used interchangeably.) If a ''story'' involves a character changing sex InUniverse, that's a GenderBender. If a ''creator'' decides the character works better as the opposite sex, that's this trope. Also not to be confused with GenderInvertedTrope, when not a particular ''character'', but a whole ''trope'' is flipped from its usually expected gender.

When a song gets this treatment in a CoverVersion, that's TheCoverChangesTheGender.

Also note that this trope is not about "gender roles" in the generic sense. Those are covered (for examples involving couples, anyway) by MasculineGirlFeminineBoy. See also SpearCounterpart and DistaffCounterpart. You may also find this this character wearing a GenderedOutfit in comparison to their original counterpart. See also RaceLift when it's the ethnicity that changes.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/AbsoluteBoyfriend'' is a gender swapped version of the stereotypical ''MagicalGirlfriend'' series.
* The Chinese epic ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' gets ''three'' series that feature most of its historically male characters as attractive females: some [[IkkiTousen voluptuous]], some [[KoihimeMusou moe]]. As for the historically ''female'' characters, such as Diao Chan, the result in ''KoihimeMusou'' was... [[NorioWakamoto terrifying]].
* One episode of ''Anime/{{Oreimo}}'' sees Kirino's novel getting adapted into an anime series. The writers of the TV show propose changing the heroine into a boy in order to better entice young male viewers.
* One episode of ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'' featured President Aria ending up in a world where the gender of everyone in the cast was flipped, but their names remained the same. (A boy named Alicia...odd world.) Everybody also still behaves exactly the same as before. President Aria wakes up thinking that this alternate world may have been just a dream, but then he sees his female otherworld self smiling at him through the mirror...
* The manhwa ''Manga/EvyioneOceanFantasy'' is a Gender Flipped version of Hans Christian Andersen's "Literature/TheLittleMermaid".
* In what can be considered a MemeticMutation outbreak, gender-flipped versions of the cast of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' recently took the internet by storm, with Kyonko at the center of it all. There are even ongoing fan projects, which can be read at [[http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Suzumiya_Haruki_no_Seitenkan Baka-Tsuki]] and at [[http://wiki.sos-dan.com/wiki/Category:Genderbending the SOS-dan wiki]] to ''completely Gender Flip the light novels''. Both were born on this [[http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=63152 Animesuki thread]]. It also has a [[FanFic/SuzumiyaHaruhiNoSeitenkan page on this wiki]].
* ''Manga/MazingerAngels'' is a gender-swapped version from the {{Mazinger}} universe: takes the worlds of ''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', replaces the male main characters and their manly HumongousMecha with the female leads and their {{Fem Bot}}s and you have this series.
* The second anime adaptation of Hector Malot's novel ''Literature/SansFamille'' does this to the main character.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is, effectively, a Gender Flip of the typical FiveManBand {{Sentai}} series.
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' is basically a Gender Flip of the typical Fighting {{Shounen}} series.
* ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' has a bit of this. Tate Yuuichi, the only [[KendoTeamCaptain masculine]] male protagonist in the show, is constantly frustrated by the fact that he's [[DistressedDude completely helpless]] compared to all the {{MagicalGirl}}s despite his (rusty) kendo skills (which would make him a BadassNormal in other shows), and even ''gets told so to his face'' when he finally figures out the {{Masquerade}}.
* A variant shows up in ''Anime/GargoyleOfTheYoshinagas''. When Gargoyle is transported to a mountain village, he meets a pair of siblings who resemble Futaba and Kazumi almost exactly. Since Futaba is a tomboy and Kazumi is very feminine, the gender flipped pair are more normal than their counterparts.
* ''Anime/StrikeWitches'', which features gender flipped versions of real life WWII {{Ace Pilot}}s.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** Kallen Kouzuki is who is a gender flipped version of your standard SuperRobot HotBlooded AcePilot, who also has a BodyguardCrush on her boss. She makes it really obvious with her lines too.
--> '''Kallen''':''"If only you had justice!"''
** In Picture Drama 07, Ashford apparently has a "Cross-dressing festival". Cue Suzaku in a [[SailorFuku sailor uniform]], Rival as an [[GagBoobs over-feminine]] maid, and Lelouch is [[AttractiveBentGender disturbingly]] [[HairDecorations convi]][[GorgeousPeriodDress ncing]]... Of course, the fans love it. Re-enacted in the ''Lost Colors'' game - where Lelouch makes a surprisingly good bride, Suzaku has fun in a cheerleader outfit, and the male lead is dolled up in a qipao (with fake boobs and OdangoHair included)
** In another Picture Drama, Lelouch has to crossdress ''yet again'', but is offset by the {{Fanservice}} of C.C and Kallen in slinky BellyDancer outfits.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': Himaruya recently updated his blog [[http://himaruya.blog61.fc2.com/blog-entry-858.html#more with more [=genderflips=]]]. Including Taiwan, who goes from a GenkiGirl to a cute little boy [[RealMenWearPink with a flowery jacket pin.]]
* The cast of ''Anime/SchoolRumble'' staged a gender-flipped version of "Literature/SleepingBeauty".
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' Sakura's older brother Touya played Cinderella (anime only), and Sakura herself played the prince from Sleeping Beauty ([[TheRival Shaoran]] was the princess).
* Similarly, the cast of ''Manga/WanderingSon'' has gender flipped ''The Rose of Versailles'' and ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet.''
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' has a [=genderflip=] omake at the end of volume 4. Poor, poor Rock.
* The josei manga ''Manga/PrivatePrince'' is a complete gender flip of the WellExcuseMePrincess trope: here we have a ''prince'' and a commoner ''girl'' falling victim to BelligerentSexualTension.
* Similar to the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' example above, it's become popular among fans to make male versions of songs from {{K-On}}. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2LhKmsy_M0 Here's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9Ee04NFf74 a few]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I813drN6nI0 examples.]]
* ''Manga/MaidSama'' had one in this manga [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/kaichou_wa_maid_sama/v11/c050.5/1.html chapter]].
* ''Manga/SengokuOtome'' does this for the Sengoku period, the same as ''Koihime'', ''Strike Witches'' and ''Hyakkaryouran''.
* Examples from ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** The Thule Society's Dietlinde Eckhart, the BigBad of ''Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa'', is based on and named after real life (and male) Thule Society member Dietrich Eckart.
** The first ''Fullmetal Alchemist'' animated series made the homunculus Sloth a female.
* ''Anime/BombermanBDamanBakugaiden'', loosely based on the ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'' game series, included a female Akabon (Red Bomber) rather than the male Akabon from the videogames.
* The [[AlternateContinuity 2009 TV special]] of ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'' has Pauly Crakcer/Cocco being female rather than male in the original anime/manga.
* In the ''GetterRobo'' OVA ''Armageddon'', TagAlongKid Genki from the original series is reimagined as a girl. She's also [[ShesAllGrownUp much older]].
* ''Manga/PrincessPrincess'' had "Prince Prince". [[NoFourthWall Two girls from that story argued over the existence (or not) of differences resulting from the gender flip]].
* Since ''Manga/FairyTail'' has a parallel world in it they manage to make use of this without any adaptions. The Hughes they fought in the parallel world was a guy, but the one who they later meet in their own world is female.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has the very strange and short-lived manga ''Gunnota no Onna'', which is about a female Char Aznable working as an OfficeLady while trying to hide her being a ''Gundam'' {{Otaku}}. While most of the cast is Gender Flipped Universal Century characters, a few remain intact, like Gunnota's best friend [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Flay]] and a {{Cameo}} by [[HitmanWithAHeart three]] [[ActualPacifist familiar]]-[[TheLancer looking]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing children]].
* ''Manga/BlackCat'': In the original manga, Shiki was a female, but was made a male for the anime adaptation. Some American fans may not know this, due to the fact that the English version of the manga [[ShesAManInJapan made Shiki a male as well]].
* ''LightNovel/OdaNobunaNoYabou'' is yet another Gender Flip take on Warring States period, but only ''partially''. For example, [[OdaNobunaga the eponymous character]] and Imagawa Yoshimoto are female, while Saitou Dousan, Takenaka Hanbei, and Asai Nagamasa remains male. [[spoiler:Actually, the last two are female too: Hanbei uses a male {{Familiar}} to act as her personage, while Nagamasa is being a SweetPollyOliver.]]
* In the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Musketeers_(1987_TV_series) 1987 anime version]] of TheThreeMusketeers, Aramis is a woman who disguised herself as a man to join the musketeers.
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' is a Gender Flip of an ActionGirlfriend series: Kaname Chidori takes the place of the not-so-ordinary AudienceSurrogate and eventual ActionSurvivor, while Sousuke serves as the attractive and highly skilled but [[NoSocialSkills extremely socially inept]] [[BodyguardCrush bodyguard[=/=]love interest]] that enters her life and changes it forever.
* ''Anime/SpaceBattleShipYamato2199'' has Akira "[[InSeriesNickname Rei]]" Yamamoto who was originally a male pilot with a much smaller role in the [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato original]] that became female pilot with a much [[AdaptationExpansion larger role]] in the new series. Comparison's with [[BattleStarGalacticaReimagined Starbuck]] are not uncommon among the fanbase where it's become her FanNickname.
* In ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'', [[spoiler:Maria and Mamoru's child]] is a boy in the original novel but a girl in the anime.
* In ''Anime/MarvelDiscWarsTheAvengers'', Death Adder from the Serpent Society is a woman. Death Adder is traditionally depicted as a male in the ''CaptainAmerica'' comics.
* In ''Manga/NanatsuNoTaizai'', which takes cues from the KingArthur mythos, Merlin is a young looking woman that wears very revealing clothes.
* Scorpio Milo was a man in the original ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' manga and anime, but was changed into a woman in the new 3D movie ''Anime/SaintSeiyaLegendOfSanctuary''.
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[[folder:Audio Drama]]
* Creator/TerryNation's failed {{pilot}} for his Dalek TV series, "The Destroyers", had brother and sister team David and Sara Kingdom (a {{Transplant}} - she had been a ''Series/DoctorWho'' companion, although the show was not intended to take place in ''Doctor Who'' continuity), with David taking the ActionHero and protagonist role, and Sara spending most of the story captured and getting kidnapped by Daleks. When Creator/BigFinish adapted it as an audio drama for their ''The Lost Stories'' range, the adaptation mostly worked off the original script but switched the roles of David and Sara to make her the main character.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In TheMultiverse of Franchise/TheDCU, Earth-11 is an AlternateUniverse where all the genders are flipped. Thus you have [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Superwoman]] and [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Superlad]], [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batwoman]], Alexis Luthor, [[Franchise/WonderWoman Wonder Man]] (or Wonder Warrior, depending on your sources), and so on.
* The ''Toys/AmeComiGirls'' series takes place in such a world. Jesse Chambers is Franchise/TheFlash, Natasha Irons is ComicBook/{{Steel}}, Carrie Kelly is ComicBook/{{Robin}}, Jade Yifei is Earth's ComicBook/GreenLantern, and Duela Dent is a stand-in for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
* Similarly, some ''Comicbook/{{Exiles}}'' stories had the team visit worlds with Gender flipped versions of Marvel heroes. The most prominent example would be the team's version of Sunfire, who had the civilian identity of Mariko Yashida rather than Shiro Yoshida.
* Sir Ystin (a cross-time counterpart of the original Shining Knight, Sir Justin) in Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers Shining Knight]]'', turns out to actually be the female Ystina [[SweetPollyOliver in disguise as a boy]].
* Many male Creator/MarvelComics characters become females in the MarvelMangaverse:
** Comicbook/ThePunisher is a [[RaceLift Japanese]] woman.
** The Human Torch from the Comicbook/FantasticFour becomes a teenage girl, with her name changed from Johnny Storm to Jonatha Storm.
** Comicbook/IronMan became Antoinette "Toni" Stark, but a later {{Retcon}} made her the younger sister of the "real" Tony Stark.
* There's also one universe where Comicbook/IronMan is a woman named Natasha Stark, who ended up falling in love with and marrying Captain America. Think of that what you will.
* The WhatIf story ''Catwoman: Guardian of Gotham'' is essentially a gender-flipped version of the Batman mythos, with Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} as a superhero and Batman as her nemesis. Additionally, gender-flipped versions of Alfred and Two-Face appear in supporting roles.
* ComicBook/TheSpirit's sidekick Ebony White is a girl in the ''[[ComicBook/FirstWaveDCU First Wave]]'' universe. This is because writer Brian Azzarello felt Ebony was more fitting as a female name in the 21st century.
* In the UltimateUniverse:
** ComicBook/TheVision from ComicBook/TheAvengers is female.
** As is Comicbook/FantasticFour villain The Mad Thinker.
** The Ultimate versions of Swarm and Hurricane are also made female. Bonus points for Hurricane becoming [[RaceLift Asian as well]].
** [[ComicBook/AlphaFlight Sasquatch]] has the human identity of Rahne Sinclair rather than Walter Langkowski. [[ViewerGenderConfusion The reader is only made aware of this once]] [[SamusIsAGirl Sasquatch returns to her human form]], as otherwise it's nearly [[AmbiguousGender impossible to tell the monster's gender]].
** Stone from ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' is a woman as well.
* ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}:
** ComicBook/RedTornado is a {{Gynoid}}.
** The Earth 2 version of ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} is, well, Aquawoman.
* In Marvel's all-ages Marvel Adventures imprint, [[ComicBook/AntMan Giant-Man]] is replaced by Giant-Girl, a teenage version of [[TheWasp Janet Van Dyne]].
* Tristan in ''ComicBook/{{Camelot 3000}}'' is a rare simultaneous example of Gender Flip and GenderBender. The "role" of Sir Tristan is recast (via reincarnation) for a female... but Lady Tristan remembers her life as a man.
* One issue of ''ComicBook/SpiderMan [[{{Elseworld}} Fairy Tales]]'' was yet another gender-flipped Cinderella. Peter was Cinders, with Norman and Harry Osborn as the evil stepfather and stepbrother. Gwen was the princess, and MJ a servant at the Osborn household who helped Peter (possibly a gender flipped version of the {{Panto}} character Buttons.)
* Examples from ''Franchise/GIJoe'' properties:
** ''Franchise/GIJoe Reloaded'', an UltimateUniverse attempt for the franchise published by Devil's Due, Gender Flipped "Doc" into a female TwoferTokenMinority to help avert TheSmurfettePrinciple. She became a CanonImmigrant of sorts when she was released as a convention figure, with her filecard stating she was the male Doc's niece.
** Dial-Tone was also changed into a female for ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute'', the IDW G.I. Joe comics and the ExpandedUniverse of ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''. Her background includes a brother named just like the male Dial-Tone, but this is more a MythologyGag than anything.
* [[Franchise/TheDCU The DC Universe]] has several examples of Male-to-female "recasting" via the AffirmativeActionLegacy method:
** ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} (for her father, Zatara)
** Jesse Quick (for her father, Johnny Quick, though Jesse has also taken on her mother's costumed identity as Liberty Belle.)
** Beth Chapel, a protegeé of the original Dr. Mid-Nite, took on his role (with a slightly different spelling) as Dr. Midnight.
** Dr. Fate's role was assumed by females (Linda Strauss and Inza Nelson) twice.
** Yolanda Montez had a brief tenure as Wildcat before being killed by Eclipso.
** The new Judomaster is a woman, Sonia Sato.
** During World War II, Danette Reilly took over the Firebrand identity from her brother Rod.
** After retiring as ComicBook/{{Starman}}, Jack Knight passed his legacy and his Cosmic Rod onto the Star-Spangled Kid, Courtney Whitmore, who then changed her name to Stargirl.
** Renee Montoya took up the mantle of TheQuestion.
** Comicbook/{{Metamorpho}} has now been replaced by Element Woman. As she is also of Korean descent, she counts as a [[TwoferTokenMinority Twofer]].
* Some versions of Franchise/TheGreenHornet have used a female Kato:
** The current Dynamite series features Mulan Kato, daughter of the original Kato.
** The NOW Comics version had Mishi Kato (half-sister to the original), who eventually became Hornet's DistaffCounterpart, the Crimson Wasp.
* In the original [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] continuity (and, apparently, in the "Post-Zero Hour" continuity), the ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}' [[TheCommissionerGordon Science Police liaison]] Shvaughn Erin was a woman. The "Five Years Later" continuity retconned her into being a {{Transsexual}} named ''Sean'' Erin, who stopped using [[AdvancedPhlebotinum Pro-Fem]] when he realised [[SuddenlySexuality Element Lad was actually gay]].
* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' briefly dabbled with this by introducing an alternate universe in which all sexes were reversed. At one point Midnighter recruits an entire army of reversed-sex superheroes, although they are instantly killed on the next page.
* There have been girl versions of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s sidekick, Robin:
** In ''Comicbook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', a young girl becomes the new Robin. News reports about Batman's new sidekick don't know any better, and continue to call his assistant "Boy Wonder".
** [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] became Robin when Tim Drake retired for a short time.
* Deadpool MAX. Taskmaster is a woman. RuleOfCool.
* In ''Timestorm 2009-2099'', which features an alternate version of the Franchise/{{Marvel 2099}} timeline, Bloodhawk of the X-Men 2099 is female.
* Done InUniverse in ''Series/{{Angel}}''. There was a Hollywood movie (VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory) about The Fall, which had [[http://images.wikia.com/buffy/images/5/55/SheSpike.jpg Spike as a woman.]]
* Due to the gender roles of TheThirties, ''ComicBook/SpiderManNoir'' has a male Federal Agent Jean De Wolfe standing in for the female Captain Jean [=DeWolff=] in mainstream continuity.
* When Mick Anglo [[{{Expy}} Expied]] the ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'' cast to make ''ComicBook/{{Marvelman}}'', Captain Marvel became Marvelman, Captain Marvel Jr became Kid Marvelman ... and Mary Marvel became Young Marvelman.
* In Creator/DCComics' ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''The Green Team'', Cecil Sunbeam, kid movie director, becomes Cecilia Sunbeam, starlet.
* Dare, in the Comicbook/AmalgamUniverse title ''Assassins'' was an [[CompositeCharacter amalgam]] of Daredevil and Deathstroke, both male characters, but was female.
* In the Bronze Age Superman story "The Turnabout Trap", Mister Mxyzptlk decided to make Superman's life miserable by gender-inverting the people in Superman's world so that his girlfriend Lois Lane doesn't exist, as she has been changed into Louis Lane. Superman realizes who is behind it as he sees among the pictures of Superwoman's enemies that Mxyzptlk didn't gender-invert himself. At the end of the story, when Superman gets Mxyzptlk to undo his magic, he meets the real Louis Lane, who turns out to be Lois' cousin.
* The ''Star Trek: Ongoing'' series by IDW, a continuation of the [[Film/StarTrek film]] [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness series]], saw the recent publication of the first part of a two-part series, in which the entire crew of the ''Enterprise'' has been gender-swapped. There are a lot of women. [[spoiler: It gets hilarious in the end when they cross over into the normal universe and meet their counterparts.]]
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[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* "Literature/MollyWhuppie" is classified among the tales of the type "The Small ''Boy'' Defeats the Ogre", like "Literature/HopOMyThumb".
* In "Literature/TheRoseTree", the [[WickedStepmother stepchild]] is a girl, unlike most variants of this tale, such as "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/47junipertree.html The Juniper Tree]]".
* The Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} "Literature/TheLordOfLornAndTheFalseSteward" features a hero in a tale normally told with a heroine, such as "Literature/TheGooseGirl".
* "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/jacobs/english/fishring.html The Fish and the Ring]]" features a poor girl [[SelfFulfillingProphecy destined]] to marry a rich boy, instead of the usual poor boy destined to marry a rich girl.
* Literature/{{Cinderella}}:
** Cindy and her sisters have brothers, Cinderlad or Askeladden, in folklore in such tales as "Literature/ThePrincessOnTheGlassHill", "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/hopomythumb/stories/bootstroll.html Boots and the Troll]]", and "Literature/TheSevenFoals".
** The story also got gender flipped in a Hungarian version of the story called "[[Animation/MagyarNepmesek Hamupipoke királyfi (Cinderella Prince)]]".
* "Literature/SleepingBeauty" and "Literature/SnowWhite" are the best known specimens of the common sleeping princess, but the sleeping prince is also known, as in the frame story of ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/pentamerone/1introduction1911.html The Pentamerone]]''.
* "Literature/KateCrackernuts" rescues a prince, in a reversal of the story of "Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses".
* The SheCleansUpNicely plot of "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" and her sisters has a Gender Flip equivalent in "Literature/{{Bearskin}}", and such variants as "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/bearskin/stories/dongiovanni.html Don Giovanni de la Fortuna]]", "[[http://www.gwu.edu/~folktale/GERM232/bearskin/web%20pages/SoldierandtheBadMan.html The Soldier and the Bad Man]]", "[[http://www.gwu.edu/~folktale/GERM232/bearskin/web%20pages/RoadtoHell.html The Road to Hell]]", "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/bearskin/stories/rewardkindness.html The Reward of Kindness]]", [[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0361.html#sutermeister "The Devil As Partner" and "Never Wash"]].
* Man/woman acquires a magical spouse, [[ForbiddenFruit violates a prohibition]], and must go on TheQuest to find the spouse again. The fairy tales classifed as "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/eastsunwestmoon/other.html The Search for the Lost Husband]]" are as plentiful as those classified "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/swanmaiden/other.html The Quest for a Lost Bride]]", making it impossible to say which is the original and which the Gender Flip.
** A special instance is the Indian tale of Urvashi and Pururavas, which is the Quest for a Lost Bride; however, the prohibition he breaks is that at night -- with the aid of a lightning flash provided by her sisters who want her back -- she sees him naked, when seeing the husband at night is usually from "The Search for the Lost Husband."
* In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/cinderella/stories/blackcow.html The Story of the Black Cow]]", it is a stepson who is aided against his WickedStepmother by a magical cow; they run away together and the cow's magical aid lets him [[RagsToRoyalty make a royal match]].
* "Literature/AraTheHandsome" has a man who's the FairestOfThemAll and a Queen who obsessively falls in love with him, starting a war just to have him.
* "Literature/CatherineAndHerFate" is a Gender Flip of a popular ChivalricRomance tale, the Man Tested by Fate.
* ''Literature/{{Prunella}}'' is a Gender Flip of many tales like ''Literature/TheWhiteDove'' where a man has to perform tasks and is helped by the daughter of the ogre or witch or whatever holding him captive.
* There are tales of both frog princes and frog princesses throughout Europe.
* In ''The Death of Koschei the Deathless'' or ''Marya Morevna'', newly weds are parted when the wife goes to war, instead of when the husband does, as in ''The Girl Without Hands'' and many other tales.
* The princess who can not laugh -- as in ''Literature/TheGoldenGoose'' -- has a male equivalent in the Indian tale "The Jasmine Prince," who can't force himself to laugh -- and whom a rajah holds captive, wishing to smell the jasmine scent of when he does laugh, spontaneously.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* "The Girl Who Lived" is a popular idea for stories in Literature/HarryPotter fandom:
** ''FanFic/AButterflyEffect'' is one of many, replacing Harry James Potter with Harriet Lily Potter.
** ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMysteriousCurseOfTheGirlWhoLived'' plays with this idea, keeping Harry a boy but placing him under a strange curse that makes everyone magical see him as a girl. With a very few exceptions (Dumbledore, Ollivander and Luna), the curse stops them from considering for even a moment that "Harriet" might not be a girl, no matter how many times Harry tries to tell them.
** ''FanFic/WeasleyGirl'' keeps Harry a boy but gives the Gender Flip treatment to Ron Weasley instead, turning him into Veronica "Ronnie" Weasley.
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3894793/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Distaff-Side Harry Potter and the Distaff Side]]'' drops the "real" Harry Potter into an alternate dimension where *everyone* has been gender flipped, including himself.
* ''Fanfic/NerimaMagistraNellyMagi'' is ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' with ''every character'' gender-flipped.
* Special mention goes to TheVampireDiaries story Let It Rain which is a Gender Re-Flip of Jeremy was a girl in the books just with a different name and aged up.
* ''Fanfic/CanonInG'' does this to KeyVisualArts' [[TheVerse Seasonverse]], more specifically, ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}''.
* This comes up frequently in ''[[Fanfic/TotalDramaIslandByGilbertAndSullivan Total Drama Island, by Gilbert and Sullivan]]''. For many of the verses pertaining to romantic relationships and complications thereof, the gender roles in the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' incidents are reversed from the original roles in the operettas. This is especially prominent with respect to Cody's unsuccessful suit for Gwen's affections.
* The ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' fanfic "All That Jazz" is a variation. It adapts ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'' with characters from ''Supernatural'', most of which are the opposite gender of their counterparts from the play.
* Pivix user Yuu Kurono has made a number of character sketches and comics around the premise of gender-flipping a portion of the cast of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' (specifically [[MessianicArchetype Madoka]], [[TroubledButCute Kyoko]], and [[TheWisePrince Mami]]... And a token shota Human!Charlotte <[[HilariousInHindsight long before Charlotte's Pre-Witch form was even conceived by the staff, let alone revealed]]>), along with [[{{Bishounen}} Humanoid!Kyubey]]. They can all be found on Danbooru (try the tags "kurono_yuu" and "genderswap" to get started), but due to the nature of the site, it would be better to offer a link to a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVqVvZijqF0 surprisingly good fandub of most of the comics on YouTube]]. The [[LesYay romantic undertones]] of [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl Homura/Madoka]] and [[BelligerentSexualTension Sayaka/Kyoko]] suddenly become very blatant.
* The ''Film/StarTrek'' story ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'' featured a gender-swapped Kirk; Jane Tiberia, both in the Prime reality and the Alternate reality. [[spoiler: She and Spock hook up]].
* In ''Fanfic/MechanicalManiacs'', the ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Robot Masters]] are {{Author Avatar}}s. After the first series of epilogues, Anton, the Needleman of the team, departed. For series 2, Gauntlet (Shadow Man)'s sister Psycho Magnet joined to fill the Needleman role, so the character became "Needlegal". During Series 5, Musashi Razz became inactive as Sparkman, so Classi Cal took over the role and it became "Spark Chan". And those are just the members that are still around -- around the same time Needleman became Needlegal, Sarah also took up the then-vacant Hardman role as "Hard Chick", until Series 2 ended.
* In the ''{{Persona 4}}'' fanfiction, ''[[{{Fanfic/Facade}} Façade]]'', the protagonist Yu Narukami is gender-swapped. Not much really changes, except for one thing: No one knows Yu is female.
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[[folder:Film]]
%%* The Jerry Lewis movie ''Film/{{Cinderfella}}''.
* The writers of ''Film/{{Alien}}'' purposely wrote a "gender-neutral" screenplay, so that any character could potentially be male or female. Someone suggested making the "Ripley" character (who wasn't given a first name until the second movie in the series) a woman, which they did, resulting in Sigourney Weaver playing one of the most memorable female characters in SF movie history.
* Conversely, Bruce Campbell in ''The Franchise/EvilDead'' plays what is essentially the FinalGirl of the horror movie. It wasn't planned that way, however. The order in which characters died was actually determined by actor availability. If an actor left early in the shoot, his or her character also died early in the movie. Apparently Campbell was the one without a life, though that seems to have worked to his benefit in the long run. In the upcoming remake, the Ash expy will be a girl named Mia.
* The character of Dizzy Flores in ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'' was a man in the [[Literature/StarshipTroopers original Robert A. Heinlein novel]]. In the [[Film/StarshipTroopers movie]], he was switched to a she, given a much bigger role, and played by Dina Meyers. ''WesternAnimation/RoughnecksStarshipTroopersChronicles'' followed the movie's lead. [[note]]It may be more accurate to say that Dizzy Flores was turned into a character, as well as a woman, in the movie. In the book, Dizzy has no lines, only appears near the end of chapter 1, and dies at the end of it.[[/note]]
* The live-action adaptation of [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' gender-bends Bagheera - and Bagheera alone - so that s/he's a female for the duration of a movie. This is probably so that Mowgli can have a mother-figure without adding in Mother Wolf, the she-wolf from the book, but it can be a little odd for a kid only familiar with the Disney version.
* Done in two modern versions of ''Literature/TreasureIsland''. In ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'', Ben Gunn is changed to Benjamina Gunn just so [[TheMuppets Miss Piggy]] can have a role to play. In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', the captain is a [[CatGirl feline lady alien]] named Amelia.
* The famous duet of seduction "Baby, It's Cold Outside" used in films:
** It was first introduced in the movie ''Neptune's Daughter'' by Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban. She plays "The Mouse" and he plays "The Wolf," as you would expect. But the song is soon reprised by Betty Garrett and Red Skelton, and this time he's the one who's resisting and she's the one who's advancing.
** Again flipped in a version with [[Film/{{Hellboy}} Selma Blair]] and [[TheOffice Rainn Wilson]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hEJQbEYjRg Oh My!]]
** Probably in a ShoutOut (or not, this ''is'' Miss Piggy after all), one episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' had Miss Piggy being the "Wolf" to guest star Rudolf Nureyev's "Mouse".
* The film version of ''[[Series/ThePhilSilversShow Sgt. Bilko]]'' turned Cpl Rocky Barbella into Cpl Raquelle Barbella. (Bilko's other sidekick, Cpl Henshaw, was given a RaceLift).
* A 1990s adaptation of Mickey Spillane's ''Come Die With Me'' made MikeHammer's cop buddy Lt. Pat Chambers into ''Patricia'' Chambers.
** The HumanPopsicle {{Expy}} of Hammer in the comic book ''Mickey Spillaine's Mike Danger'' worked with a Lt. Patrick Chandler in the 1950s, but his descendant Patricia after he was thawed out in the future.
* ''Film/HeadOverHeels'' is a gender-flipped romantic comedy version of ''RearWindow''.
* The plot of ''{{Grease 2}}'' is basically a flip of the first movie's plot. The guy is now the naive, sweet one and the girl is the tough, experienced gang member.
* The Howard Hawks classic newspaper comedy ''HisGirlFriday'' is a gender-flipped version of the play ''The Front Page'' (which had already been made into an acclaimed movie once before). Hawks turned the "Hildy Johnson" character into a woman and made it a romantic comedy. Billy Wilder later remade it yet again with two male protagonists, and then an '80s remake called ''Switching Channels'' - set this time in the television news industry - put the romance aspect back.
* Most shadowcasts of the ''RockyHorrorPictureShow'' will let anyone, regardless of gender, audition for any part. ("Genderfuck" versions specifically gender flip ''all'' the roles.)
* The 1996 made-for-TV movie, ''The Stepford Husbands'' is, as its name suggests, ''TheStepfordWives'' with the gender roles reversed-this time it's the women seeking to make their husbands "perfect."
* Spotted in ''SonOfMan'', an adaptation of the story of Jesus Christ that takes place in modern Africa. Several of the disciples are portrayed by women, with feminized versions of their original names to match.
* With its virtually identical ClearMyName plotline, one could consider the Ashley Judd vehicle ''DoubleJeopardy'' to be a Gender Flip of ''Film/TheFugitive''. Both movies even feature TommyLeeJones as a lawman who first hunts for, then aids, the fugitive. We even get a misleading 911 call made by the victim [[spoiler:though as the audience soon learns, this was deliberately done in order to ensure that the woman would be convicted]], as well as the protagonist wailing, "I didn't kill my husband!", similar to Richard Kimble. Indeed, the movie was referred to as ''The Female Fugitive'' by several critics.
* The title character of ''{{Salt}}'' was originally named Edward and played by TomCruise, but he dropped out. When AngelinaJolie stepped in, the writers changed Ed to Evelyn and also decided to make Salt's spouse less of a DistressedDamsel.
* The film adaptation of ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' switched the roles of Hammond's grandchildren, making Lex (the girl) the older one and the computer genius. Like the ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'' example, this was done in order to give Lex more characterization. In the original novel Tim was a TeenGenius that was both computer savvy and obsessed with dinosaurs, while Lex was just annoying.
* The original Abba recording of "Does Your Mother Know?" was an older man singing to a barely (or possibly not quite) legal girl, whereas in MammaMia it's flipped to a middle-aged woman singing to the very persistent and very young man who's pursuing her.
* In the 2010 movie ''Theatre/TheTempest'' directed by Julie Taymor, the character Prospero is changed to Prospera and played by Helen Mirren.
* ''Film/{{Burglar}}'' gender flipped several of the main characters, as well as giving a RaceLift to the protagonist. The movie was based on a series of novels by Lawrence Block about a white male bookstore owner/burglar. The screenplay was written after Bruce Willis passed on the role and it became a vehicle for Whoopi Goldberg.
* Many years after ''Alien'', Sigourney Weaver was ''again'' affected by this trope. In the 2006 movie ''TheTVSet'', the part of a network television president was written for a male actor. In pre-production, it was decided that the part could be played by a woman, and Weaver was cast. No dialogue was changed, and even the character's name, Lenny, remained as written.
* And it happened again during the production of ''VantagePoint'' (2008), where Sigourney Weaver played the also originally male TV producer Rex Brooks.
* The 1967 version of ''Film/{{Bedazzled|1967}}'' starred Peter Cook as the Devil. [[Film/{{Bedazzled 2000}} The 2000 remake]] cast Elizabeth Hurley in that role.
* The original screenplay for ''Film/StreetsOfFire'' had the role of [=McCoy=], the hero's old army buddy, written as a male. Actress Amy Madigan, while auditioning for a different role, convinced the filmmakers to let her play [=McCoy=] as a tough, strong woman instead, without rewriting the part.
* Ms. Li from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' is a female version of Mr. Li, a similar character from the original ''Under The Hood'' comic story.
* ''Film/{{Ran}}'' is a partial Gender Flip of ''Theatre/KingLear'', changing the gender of the daughters and Edmund.
* There are far too many adaptations of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' with Ebenezer Scrooge replaced by a female with the similar backstory and attitude (but not necessarily same age and attractiveness).
* The movie adaptation of ''Film/SilentHill'' replaced Harry Mason with Rose Dasilva. The idea was to play up the notion that a mother is even more attached to her child than a father, particularly if the child is a girl. Interestingly, the father was played by SeanBean, who does look a bit like Harry Mason.
** In the sequel, Bean's character has taken the name Harry Mason, but still isn't the protagonist.
* In the live-action adaptation of OrsonScottCard's ''EndersGame'', the male character of Major Anderson is played by Viola Davis. Interestingly, they were originally going to have ''Graff'' played by a woman (an idea that met with Card's approval), but then Creator/HarrisonFord got the part, so they genderflipped Anderson instead.
* In the later ''Film/JamesBond'' films (starring Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig) the character of M is played by Judi Dench.
* The film adaptation of ''The [[Literature/TheRelic Relic]]'' saw Linda Hunt play the museum director Anne Cuthbert, a character who, in the original novel, was a man named Ian Cuthbert.
* ''Film/LegendOfEightSamurai'' has one of the eight half-brothers changed from a crossdressing male to a female portrayed by SueShiomi.
* In the [[Film/KPax film adaptation of]] ''Literature/KPax'', the novels' Dr. Klaus Villars -- a white, bearded, German-accented, classically Freud-reminiscent psychiatrist -- becomes Dr. Claudia Villars, a female Black-American played by Alfre Woodard.
* This was done in both adaptations of the HerculePoirot story ''Evil Under the Sun'' by AgathaChristie:
** In the 1982 version, Emily Brewster becomes the flambuoyant and effeminite Rex Brewster.
** In the 2001 version, the victim's teenaged stepdaughter Linda turns into a stepson Lionel.
* In the new Creator/JossWhedon film of Shakespeare's MuchAdoAboutNothing, one of the villain's lackeys, named Conrad, is female. The part has always been, in the past, a basic male role.
* In place of Jimmy Olsen at the Daily Planet is a young woman named Jenny in ''Film/ManOfSteel''. [[FlipFlopOfGod However]] Jenny's last name is confirmed NOT to be Olsen, so there is room for a red headed male photographer in the sequel.
** If you pay attention, the movie shows her last name to be "Jurwich"...but one tie-in book makes it Olsen, so it's hard to say for sure.
* Critics pointed out that much of ''Film/{{Byzantium}}'' is basically a gender-flipped take on Jordan's earlier film adaptation of ''Interview with the Vampire''.
* In BMovie series ''Witchcraft'' (possibly best known for the ObscurusLupa reviews) a police officer named Lutz first appears as a man in the sixth film and is suddenly a woman in the seventh, with no explanation. The thirteenth and final film, in its valiant attempts to close all the series' {{Plot Hole}}s, {{Ret Con}}ned the two Lutzes into siblings.
* ''Film/RoboCop2014'' sees Anne Lewis changed into an [[RaceLift African-American]] man named [[AdaptationNameChange Jack]] Lewis.
* In the ''HarryPotter'' books, every player on the Slytherin Quidditch team either has a male first name or is referred to only by their surname. In the first film, however, their Keeper (Miles Bletchley in the book) is replaced by a girl.
* Dr Kafka, the [[BedlamHouse Ravencroft Institute]]'s MadScientist in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', played by Marton Csokas, is a genderflip (and AdaptationalVillainy) version of Dr Ashley Kafka, the [[TheShrink Awesome Shrink]] who founded the Institute in the comics.
* In a WhatCouldHaveBeen example, when ''Film/DonnieDarko'' director Richard Kelly was offered the chance to helm a film adaptation of Louis Sachar's ''Literature/{{Holes}}'', his screenplay for the movie changed the female warden of Camp Green Lake (real name [[GenderBlenderName Lou Walker]]) to an unnamed man--among many, ''many'' other changes [[InNameOnly that left the story almost unrecognizable]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''CinderellisAndTheGlassHill'', by Gail Carson Levine (and based on a Norwegian fairy tale called ''The Princess on the Glass Hill''), makes Cinderella a boy (Ellis, nicknamed 'Cinderellis'), with two older brothers and a princess as a love interest. (But note the comments about Cinderlad above.)
* [[{{Dragaera}} The ''Khaavren Romances'']] are a fantasy [[RecycledInSpace recycling]] of the ''D'Artagnan Romances'' (''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' and its sequels). The Porthos-equivalent, Tazendra, is female. This leads to interesting results, as the original is very much a BoisterousBruiser, a character-type almost always male, and applying these traits to Tazendra not only makes her a rare female example, but also results in her having some of the traits of TheLadette.
* ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'': Roald Dahl got the idea of a story about a boy called Billy developing telekinesis, but got writer's block and did a gender flip.
* Trivigaunte, in ''The Book of the Long Sun,'' is essentially a parody of fundamentalist Islam, but with the genders reversed.
* Terry Pratchett is fond of genderswapped gags in his Literature/{{Discworld}} books.
** In ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' Cohen the barbarian attempts to free the virgin girl sacrifice from the deadly druid priesthood. He goes through the priests like a chainsaw through butter, but Cohen is about 90 years old at this point, and his back goes out. He ends up fleeing the temple, slung over the shoulder of the virgin girl.
** In ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', a film image of a woman is possessed by an EldritchAbomination, who transforms into a 50-foot monster. It immediately grabs up the Librarian (a male ape), and attempts to climb the 888-foot Tower of Art at Unseen University.
** In ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'' the whole point of the story is that the 'Male Only' military is really half female.
** ''Discworld/EqualRites'' has elements of ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy A Wizard Of Earthsea]]'', with Esk in Ged's role, and Granny Weatherwax as both the unnamed village witch and Ged's mentor Ogion.
** And then there's the non-Discworld story ''Once and Future'' where a time traveller stuck in the past ends up re-enacting the KingArthur legend ... except for that the king who pulls the sword from the stone happens to be a woman.
** In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', it's a woman who [[KnightInShiningArmour gets up in armour]] to save the [[DistressedDude captured prince]]. (This is partly a straight version of Literature/TamLin and Janet, but she didn't wear armour.)
* Marianne Wiggins' ''John Dollar,'' which reworks ''LordOfTheFlies'' with a group of marooned girls.
* In Literature/TimeScout, one of the theories floating around is that the Ripper Watch Team might be looking for ''Jill'' the Ripper.
* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames,'' Katniss and Peeta are flips of ManlyMenCanHunt and FeminineWomenCanCook, respectively. Peeta also spends much of the first book as a DistressedDude.
* The protagonist of ''Literature/SteelBeach'' by Creator/JohnVarley actually has an EasySexChange, but ''[[InvokedTrope invokes]]'' this trope. The protagonist calls him/herself Hildy Johnson as both a male and female. See the ''HisGirlFriday''/''TheFrontPage'' example in Film above. Hildy is also a reporter in the book, and chose the name.
* GenderBender variants of ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' (where a male Jekyll becomes a female Hyde) are actually fairly common, but ''Literature/TwoWomenOfLondon: The Strange Case of Ms. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde'' is a feminist Gender Flip version of the story.
** Wait, Ms. Jekyll into Mrs. Hyde? She takes a pill or a potion and mutates into a hideous married-woman?
* Literature/HonorHarrington, in her role as HoratioHornblower InSpace!
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' is a gender flipped reimagining of TheSixMillionDollarMan, at least one episode of which was plot and dialogue identical. At the end, the titular hero has to provide an impromptu explanation of how his or her finger came to be cut. The explanation given in both cases was "I [[CutHimselfShaving cut myself shaving]]".
* ''{{Series/Revenge}}'', a modern day reimagining of ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', gender flips the protagonist Edmond Dantes to be Emily Thorne. Rather than having been framed herself like Edmond, Emily is the daughter of a man who was framed and falsely imprisoned.
* One of the episodes of the new ''FantasyIsland'' featured a terminally ill woman who wanted to experience life as a soldier in a combat zone. Instead of being placed with a company of male soldiers like she expected, she was placed in a gender-reversed version of TheSquad, which was filled with the requisite roughneck personality types, only with women playing the roles.
* The ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' remake Gender Flips Starbuck and Boomer (also a RaceLift) from the original. As often happens with actors who find themselves replaced, Dirk Benedict was less than happy about it, referring to his heir as "Stardoe" (har har).
** Creator/KevinSmith joked about this when he hosted a Battlestar Galactica panel at Comic Con.
-->'''Smith:''' [to Ron Moore and David Eick] I'm glad you guys changed Starbuck into a women. Otherwise it would have made all those kissing scenes with Lee really awkward.
** Lloyd Bridges' Commander Cain was also revived as Michelle Forbes' (now Admiral) Helena Cain. Both they're both equally crazy.
* In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', GeneRoddenberry sort of gender flipped the First Officer role, which was originally written as an emotionally distant, supremely rational NumberTwo (named "Number One.") NBC objected, however (not due to the casting of a female so much as the casting of the ''particular'' female, Majel Barrett, who happened to be Roddenberry's mistress at the time.) While different in several ways (most obviously, being an alien), Mr. Spock essentially assumed both her role as First Officer and her [[TheSpock rationality and lack of emotion]].
* The crew of the ''Series/RedDwarf'' ''meet'' the Gender Flipped versions of themselves in a parallel universe. Although, not all of them were flipped. The Cat, the ultimate narcissist, is looking forward to meeting the feminine version of himself for... obvious reasons. However, his opposite number is a male Dog with zero dress sense.
** Eventually, when Norman Lovett, who played Holly, left, they just hired Hattie Hayridge, who played his Gender Flip Hilly and said that Holly got a sex change to look like Hilly.
** Captain Hollister is a man in the TV series, and a woman in the tie-in novels.
** In the second pilot for the US version, the Cat was played by Terry Farrell (who would go on to be Jadzia in ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'') as a "feline warrior woman". (The original pilot had Hinton Battle playing the role much as Danny John-Jules did.) In the end, the American remake never aired anyway.
* ''Series/WillAndGrace''. Will wanted to stage an all-male rendition of ''Literature/BenHur'' titled "Ben-Him". Grace mentioned her mother appeared as "Millie Loman" in "Death of a Sales Lady". Grace's mother also mentions not even wanting to audition for 'The Ice-Person Cometh'
* Djaq in ''Series/RobinHood'' is a Gender Flip of the Saracen outlaw seen in ''RobinOfSherwood'' (Nassir) and ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' (Azeem).
* The 2010 remake of ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' makes Kono a woman (renamed Kona, but still nicknamed "Kono"), played by Grace Park. Incidentally, she's best known as Sharon Valerii in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', who is the gender-flipped Boomer.
* ''It Happened One Christmas'' (1977) is a TV-Movie Gender Flip of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' starring Marlo Thomas. Played completely straight.
* In the second series of ''Series/TheAvengers'', Honor Blackman (as Dr. Cathy Gale) replaced Ian Hendry (Dr. David Keel) as John Steed's partner. In her earliest appearances (scripts written much earlier for Hendry), her dialogue was left completely unchanged. This is sometimes credited with making Cathy Gale a particularly memorable female character for the early '60s.
* In-universe example: In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. Monk and the Actor", there's a movie adaptation being made of the Steve Wagner case (in "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut"). In this movie, Monk is played by method actor David Ruskin (Stanley Tucci), Natalie is played by a blonde actress, and Captain Stottlemeyer is a cameo appearance by PeterWeller. As for Randy Disher, he was wholly expecting BradPitt to be portraying him in the movie. Instead, Randy is replaced with a gorgeous brunette actress who becomes a love interest for Captain Stottlemeyer. The real Stottlemeyer and Disher don't know this when they show up on the set to watch a rehearsal, leading to a ''very'' awkward moment when the actors lean in for a kiss.
-->'''Captain Leland Stottlemeyer:''' That ''never happened''.
-->'''Lt. Randall Disher:''' Not even once.
* When ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' was "[[ForeignRemake remade]]" into ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', the male Tiger Ranger became the female Yellow Ranger in order to have [[TwoGirlsToATeam two female Rangers]] instead of [[SmurfettePrinciple just one]]. This practice was later repeated when four later ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' shows were adapted into ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' seasons: the male Yellow Rangers from ''[[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Gingaman]]'', ''[[Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive Gogo-V]]'', ''[[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Timeranger]]'' and ''[[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Gaoranger]]'' were turned into females in their corresponding adaptations (''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]'', ''[[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Lightspeed Rescue]]'', ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' and ''[[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Wild Force]]''). This practice would cause inconsistencies between the imported Japanese footage and the locally-filmed new footage, in which the Yellow Ranger would switch from having a masculine figure in one scene to having a feminine one in the next. The less said about [[RuleThirtyFour what the fanfic community made of this]], the better.
** The effects of this trope are best seen in the seasons that are actual adaptations of the source show, as the original would only use fight footage rather than adapting episode plots. For example:
*** Katie from ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' was made similar to Domon from ''Timeranger'', although many of the latter's traits were given to Lucas and Trip. From what was left, Domon's nostalgia for sumo wrestling competitions got adapted as Katie missing her family, a much more emotional and feminine intake on the feeling; similarly, the subplot with Domon's relationship with a female photographer who discovered his identity was changed to a one-off deal between Katie and a male photographer who unmasked her that didn't go anywhere, due to males pursuing relationships being less common (and to make room for focus on the [[SpotlightStealingSquad Rangers who wore any]] [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority shade of red]]).
*** Taylor from ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', on the other hand, was almost identical to Gaku from ''Gaoranger'' in terms of background and plot, the only major differences being personality (Taylor was a bold DefrostingIceQueen, Gaku was friendly from the very beginning and somewhat quirky) and rank (Taylor was a lieutenant, whereas Gaku was a soldier). As a female {{Lancer}} was proven successful the previous season, Taylor got a better end of the stick than her yellow predecessor, who was TheBigGuy and therefore more expendable.
* ''Series/QueenOfSwords'' was pretty much a straight Gender Flip of {{Zorro}}, to the point that Sony sued over its resemblance to the character and its 1998 ''Mask of Zorro'' film.[[note]]The judge ruled against Sony, holding that both the original Zorro story and its first (1920) film adaptation were now in the public domain, and any similarities to the 1998 film were incidental.[[/note]]
* In the books of ''TheVampireDiaries'' Elena had a 4-year-old sister. In the TV show, she has a teenage brother.
** The boarding house Stefan stayed in was also owned by an elderly woman instead of Stefan's and Damon's "uncle."
* In the American version of ''Series/{{Skins}}'', most characters are transplanted from the British series except for the openly gay Maxxie. Maxxie becomes the lesbian Tea. The fact that they followed the same storyline with the character sleeping with Tony has several UnfortunateImplications.
* A Gender Flipped [[TheGhost unseen character]] in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''; Watson's brother, "H. Watson", mentioned in "The Sign of Four", becomes John's ''sister'', Harry.
** And in "The Hounds of Baskerville", Dr James Mortimer becomes Dr Louise Mortimer. Laura Lyons becomes a young, male Corporal Lyons. Stapleton is a trickier case; there's a Mr Stapleton and Miss Stapleton in the book, but only one (female) Dr Stapleton in the programme. The plot's been changed sufficiently that you can't tell which one she's meant to be by her actions.
** The King of Bohemia becomes an unnamed female British royal in "A Scandal in Belgravia".
** And in John's CharacterBlog, Dr Barnicot from "Th Adventure of the Six Napoleons" becomes [[http://www.johnwatsonblog.co.uk/blog/19december Sally Barnicot]].
* In the CBS adaptation of Sherlock Holmes called ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', John Watson has been changed to Joan Watson and is played by Creator/LucyLiu. As Liu is Chinese American, this is a RaceLift [[TwoferTokenMinority as well]]. Also, [[spoiler: Moriarty is now a woman]].
* In ''TheAdventuresOfShirleyHolmes'', Sherlock's descendant and {{Expy}} is his great-grandniece. And her archenemy is [[PunnyName Molly Hardy]].
* The 2012 series ''Missing'' ([[SimilarlyNamedWorks neither]] [[{{Missing}} of these]]) (female secret agent searches for her kidnapped son) seems to be a gender-flipped TV version of ''{{Taken}}'' (male ex-secret agent searches for his kidnapped daughter).
* {{Warehouse 13}} plays with this trope; H.G. Wells is split into two people; the real H.G. Wells is Helena G. Wells, the genius inventor, adventurer, and warehouse agent. The man recognized as H. G. Wells is her older brother Charles, who chronicled her adventures using her abbreviated name as a pen name.
* Literature/RedDragon's male reporter Freddie Lounds becomes the female reporter Fredricka Lounds in the TV adaptation Series/{{Hannibal}}.
** In the same show, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Alan Bloom becomes Alana Bloom and is given some angsty {{UST}} with Will Graham.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' changes Jack the Giant Killer to ''Jacqueline'' the Giant Killer.
* In the TV movie that inspired ''Series/ForeverKnight'', the medical examiner and SecretKeeper who'd met Nick when he woke up at the morgue had been male.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In "The Web Planet", the character Vrestin, leader of the Menoptera war party, was written as male (like all the other Menoptera). However, when casting the character, the cast and crew were impressed with the choreographer hired to create the 'insect movement' and cast her as Vrestin without changing anything in the script besides pronouns, resulting in one of the most powerful ActionGirl supporting characters in 60s ''Who''. Vrestin is male in the Target novelisation of the story (''Doctor Who and the Zarbi''), which is based off the original script.
** Averted in "The Twin Dilemma", as Creator/JohnNathanTurner was encouraged to cast two more experienced female actors in the roles of the CreepyTwins, but chose male actors because he believed it was crucial the characters be boys for the script to work. He [[RuleOfSymbolism may have had a point about this]] (the twins can be read as a PlotParallel for the Doctor's fragmented personality following his regeneration) but the poor performance of the twins is just one of the many, many elements that make this story SoBadItsHorrible in the eyes of many fans.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The {{Vocaloid}} song in the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV99NZmurVA Lunacy of Duke Venomania]]'' by Music/{{Mothy}}, features the eponymous duke, played by Gakupo, converting various women into his sex slaves. Then comes ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL1_EDMJZYM The Madness of Miss Venomania]]'' from fans, which changes the protagonist to a girl, played by Luka, but subverts the trope by [[LesYay keeping all of her victims female]].
* The She & Him version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" has Creator/ZooeyDeschanel singing the (usually male) "Wolf" part and M. Ward doing the (usually female) "Mouse" part. As seen in the Film section above, this arrangement is ''much'' OlderThanTheyThink, being almost as old as the song itself.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In ''Film/TheMuppetsWizardOfOz'', Rizzo the Rat takes the role of the Queen of the Field Mice, which has been [[CompositeCharacter conflated]] with the Mayor of Munchkinland.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* In the Broadway version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Julie Taymor changed Rafiki's gender from male to female to combat TheSmurfettePrinciple. Since it didn't change Rafiki's role at all, it works quite well.
* There was a stage play of "Literature/SleepingBeauty" where the beauty was played by a guy and it was the girl who administered the [[TrueLovesKiss Wake-Up Kiss]].
* Neil Simon wrote a version of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'' with every role gender swapped, simply called ''The Female Odd Couple''. The biggest difference is that the British Pigeon sisters are changed to a pair of Spanish brothers, whose names and accents become the source of a great deal of wordplay.
* ''Oh My Godmother'' is the classic Cinderella story retold in modern-day San Francisco in which "Cinderella" is now a love-struck, gay, teenage boy.
* There's also an official female-cast version of ''TwelveAngryMen'' (making it ''Twelve Angry Women''). Modern productions are often staged as ''Twelve Angry Jurors'' where the director can cast whichever roles he or she feels like as women.
* ''Errand Into The Maze'' by Martha Graham is a Gender Flip of the [[ClassicalMythology Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur]], expressing in dance. The creature may or may not [[MindScrew be entirely in her mind, representing Fear]].
* Creator/{{Shakespeare}}'s ''Theatre/KingLear'' has had incarnations that explore this technique:
** In ''Lear'' (Maleczech, 1990), Lear was a queen and the conflict on division of the realm was among three sons, rather than three daughters. All of the dialog was left as found (save for pronouns).
** ''Queen Lere'' was a feminist production that had women in all the roles, updated language, and things turned out much less tragically. [[WriterOnBoard Little bit of "agenda"]], in that one.
** Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/{{Ran}}'' has his Lear analogue divide his realm between three sons. Except one of them is basically married to Lady Macbeth and it ends really really badly for everyone.
* There was a production of ''Julius Caesar'' in which Caesar [[CrosscastRole was played by a woman, but still referred to by the male pronoun]]. Calpurnia, however, became Calpurnius, and ''he'' got ''his'' pronouns changed. (The production had other changes as well: it thought it was set in a dance club TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.)
* Matthew Bourne's "SwanLake" took the ballet and turned all the swans into male characters.
* Gender flipping is not terribly uncommon in modern productions of Shakespeare, often as part of a [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructionist]], Feminist, and/or DarkerAndEdgier take on the material (or just because the theater company is a few man/woman short):
** The practice is [[OlderThanTheyThink older than you'd think]]. Sarah Bernhardt, the most celebrated actress of her day, played {{Hamlet}} on the stage in 1899. Curiously, part of a performance was filmed as ''Le Duel de Hamlet'', making the "first movie Hamlet" a woman!
** Sara Bernhardt is by no means the only female Hamlet in movies -- Hamlet (1921) had Asta Nielsen as a female Hamlet who had been reared as a boy, and was much more interested in Horatio than Ophelia.
** Amateur Shakespeare productions often do this simply to allow more casting balance, with no change to the plot whatsoever. Puck in ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'', for instance, has no real need to be male or female, so the role can easily be cast for the best performer of either sex. Likewise, many minor characters are presumed to be male, but could just as easily be female.
** This is nearly always done to Titania's fairy servants. They were originally played by boys, ''as'' boys. Bottom even calls them things like "Monsieur Mustardseed" and "Master Cobweb". The more modern female association with fairies, coupled with the fact that a ''lot'' more girls will usually audition for any given production of ''Midsummer'', leads to the gender flip.
** ''Theatre/TheTempest'' also sees a few roles often get flipped. [[GenderBlenderName Ariel]] becoming female is an obvious one, but Trinculo also may become a female [[UnfortunateImplications to make the subtext between him and Sebastian more palatable]] and Prospero can sometimes become a woman named Prospera as well; this last one has the greatest impact as Prospero and his daughter Miranda are two of the main characters and the relationship between them changes when it's a mother and daughter rather than a father and daughter.
* In some productions of ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'', the Artful Dodger is played by a girl, and actually referenced as such in the play (with the additional few lines of "Dodger's a girl?" "So what if I am? I could lick you any day!"). It doesn't have much bearing on the plot whether Dodger is played by a boy or girl, though.
* At one Literature/{{Discworld}} Convention, a group did a dramatisation of the scene in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'' where the Silver Horde are hanging around waiting for the battle, with a female Truckle the Uncivil. During the discussion of the afterlife, she delivered the line about a paradise full of young women as if she'd ''just'' spotted the flaw, and her response to Cohen's "And that's your reward, is it?" was "Dunno. Maybe it's me punishment". (In the original it's "Maybe it's ''their'' punishment".)
* Maureen's partner Joanne Jefferson in ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' is a Gender Flipped version of Musetta's lover Alcindoro in ''Theatre/LaBoheme''.
* A Contemporary Theatre's 2012 production of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' gender-flipped the Ghost of Christmas Present, for only the third time in the show's history(In the mid-1980s the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, as a nod to the areas Scandinavian heritage, Christmas Present was a St. Lucia expy rather than Father Christmas/Santa Claus; in 1990, an actress played all three ghosts).
* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Amaluna'' is a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'' with a 70% female cast; for example, the main character, Prospero, becomes Prospera, the queen of the titular island.
* Samuel Beckett was adamant that this not be done to ''WaitingForGodot''. When he took legal action against an all-female Dutch theater company and lost, he declared a ban on ''all productions of his plays'' in The Netherlands. When asked by the press on why he felt so strongly about this matter, Beckett replied, "[[CloudCuckoolander Because women don't have prostates]]." Female casts have still gone ahead, but not without having to wrangle with his estate.
* Productions of ''TheHobbit,'' especially for children, often add an elf ''queen'' rather than the king from the book--which makes sense, since the book literally has no female characters whatsoever. Tolkien canon does not specify anything about Thranduil's wife other than she must exist, because Thranduil has a son, Legolas; however, Thranduil is a bit character in ''TheHobbit'' and the story will not lose anything if he's replaced by a queen. Other productions have had Gollum, a relatively genderless role even in the book, played by women.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* A few ''CareBears'' have had their genders flipped over the decades in both the toyline and the different animated shows, namely Funshine Bear (female to male) and Secret Bear (male to female)
* Plum Pudding in the original Strawberry Shortcake line was originally a boy, "he" was later reintroduced to the line as a "she"
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'' gave Peach a starring role where she saves the SuperMarioBros. from Bowser for a change, instead of the brothers setting out to rescue her as in so many previous Mario games.
** Also, the subplot of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' appears to be a gender-flipped version of ''Literature/TheLittlePrince''.
* ''HarvestMoon For Girls'' (Playstation), ''More Friends of Mineral Town'' (Gameboy Advance), and ''DS Cute''. All three had official localizations, though the first one was not translated until the PSP compilation Boy and Girl.
* The three ''TokimekiMemorial Girl's Side'' games. The NintendoDS ports of the first two ''Girl's Side'' games also have complete fan translations.
* ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi Z'' recently features a [=genderflipped=] [[DistressedDude Tang Sanzang]] AKA [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Genjou]] [[{{Saiyuki}} Sanzou]] as their most recent addition.
* In ''{{Onimusha}} 2'', WordOfGod states that the Yagyu Jubei who is the main character is the grandfather of ''the'' YagyuJubei. ...then ''Onimusha 4'' comes out and there's a Jubei (it's a title in the family) and she's his granddaughter...
** Any sign of a [[{{Jubei-chan}} lovely eyepatch?]]
* The ''{{Persona 3}}'' VideogameRemake for the {{PSP}} has the option to take a female protagonist. There are also shots of a male version of Elizabeth named "Theodore." The fandom has taken this and ran with it in terms of fanart. The female protagonist, however, looks and acts nothing like the male, having a notably more expressive and cheerful personality. Her social links are also completely different from the original main character. Theodore however is basically a male Elizabeth right down to the FishOutOfWater scenes.
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]] was billed as a DistaffCounterpart to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]]. This got hilarious when fans of the series, after decades of extremely pretty and androgynous heroes, were all too ready to complain that Lightning was "just another girl-faced guy". Until they found out that she actually ''was'' a girl.
** Fang from the same game was initially conceived as a sexy male character, but eventually became a sexy female character (letting them desexualise Lightning, which they wanted to do). As a result, she ended up [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy subverting the usual gender roles of]] ''FinalFantasy'', and became quite popular as a result.
*** Especially notable is that Fang's gender flip had little, if any, effect on her [[LesYay relationship with Vanille]].
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' features a gender-flipped Saika Magoichi. However, this is subverted in that it could be any woman who has taken the title 'Saika Magoichi' to lead the Saika mercs. The real life Suzuki Shigehide (the best known Saika Magoichi) is said to have had a wife/sister/daughter, and [[FanNickname Maggie]] could very well be any one of them.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', Kunimitsu was initially a palette swap of Yoshimitsu, but in the second game, was [=gender flipped=] and given a mostly-new moveset.
* In ''VideoGame/BionicCommando Rearmed'', Hal was replaced by Haley.
* Most titles in the ''DaCapo'' franchise feature a male lead and some adult content. ''Da Capo Girl's Symphony'' features a female lead, and no adult content.
* Samus from {{Metroid}} was (like Aliens above) gender-neutral until the very end where the designers decided to add a twist to the end. The twist? Create a new trope! SamusIsAGirl indeed.
* One of the playable characters of ''Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors'' is the cold and stoic [[KungFuWizard imperial sorceress]] Seimei, a major protagonist and spiritual guide who's based on the real-life man and legendary Japanese folk-figure Abe no Seimei.
* ChoiceOfGames' ''Choice Of Broadsides'' game allows you to play an entire ''genre'' under Gender Flipped conditions: rather than force the protagonist to be male, the player has the option of changing the setting to being [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen Wooden Ships and Iron]] '''Women'''. ''Choice of Romance'' is somewhat similar, but not quite as pronounced -- the game culture is a bisexual one. The player's choice of character sex and sexual orientation determines the sex of his/her suitors, but the suitors' characters remain the same.
* In the original ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', when Guybrush calls the LucasArts Help Desk (then [=LucasFilm=] Games Help Desk) on Dinky Island, the phone operator on the other end of the phone appears near him... and it appears to be [[GenderBlenderName a woman named Chester]]! In the redrawn Special Edition, however, Chester the phone operator is now a man. Interestingly, both characters can be found in the Special Edition version, with female Chester appearing in Classic mode and male Chester appearing in the high-definition mode, and both characters even have unique voice actors.
* ''The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook'' was a 2010 indie game about [[SimulationGame gardening]] and [[DatingSim relationships]]. It was followed up with a reverse harem game called ''Winter in Fairbrook'' the next year.
* Abe no Seimei is a she in ''[[VideoGame/OtogiMythOfDemons Otogi 2]]''. FromSoftware must like this trope, because this is not the first game of theres where Seimei is a woman.
* The main games in Red Entertainment's ''Videogame/SakuraWars'' franchise all feature male main characters.
** Between 2010 and 2011, the same company created a similar two-part PS2 and PSP series called ''Scared Rider Zechs'', with a female lead and a harem of men.
** Also, a manga spinoff called ''Sakura Wars Kanadegumi'' began publication in 2011. It's a story about one girl and several guys that takes place in the Sakura Wars universe.
* The ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games have LouisCypher as a recurring character. ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' has Louisa Ferre instead.
** ''Strange Journey'' gets even stranger: everyone's favorite [[GagPenis penis demon]], Mara, is '''female''' for a change. Yes, she's ''still'' a penis.
* In the original version of LucasArts' 1990 fantasy adventure game ''VideoGame/{{Loom}}'', the main villain is Chaos, the King of the Dead. As an inhuman undead specter, Chaos' gender is determined only by the other characters' dialogue--and in the original release, they refer to ''him'' and ''he''. In the rewritten talkie PC CD version, however, the dialogue is changed so Chaos becomes ''she''. (This may have occurred in part because Chaos' design was based on the look of [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]].)
* Milk, the hero of the NES game ''Nuts & Milk'', was female in the earlier Japanese PC versions.
* The Rip Van Fish are female in ''VideoGame/{{Something}}'' because they are [[PinkMeansFeminine pink]] and their [[CatchingSomeZs Zs]] are replaced with [[SayItWithHearts hearts]]. They only show up in Only Water Level.
* The video game adaption of ''Film/{{Spider-Man}} 3'' has a Gender Flipped Dr. Stillwell.
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' has a female version of Doctor Octopus as the BigBad of the ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 portion of the game. Also counts as a [[TwoferTokenMinority Twofer]] since she is of Indian descent.
* One dad [[http://kotaku.com/5958918/father-hacks-zelda-for-his-daughter-makes-link-a-girl hacked]] a copy of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' to turn Link into a girl by changing all the gendered pronouns.
* ''Franchise/TombRaider'' star Lara Croft was originally envisioned as a man, but the character was changed into a woman because the developers felt that the character would be too similar to Franchise/IndianaJones.
* The NES (and most well-known) version of ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}'' changed the protagonist's younger brother into an older sister who otherwise fills the same role.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork's'' [[AlternateUniverse reimagining]] of [[VideoGame/MegaMan4 Ring Man]] is female.
* ''Videogame/ShovelKnight'' has a mode where all the characters' genders are changed.
* ''Videogame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' had Tresdin the Legion Commander: a mustachioed and [[FantasticRacism racist]] [[ExactlyWhatitSaysOntheTin commander of a legion.]] In ''Dota 2'' Tresdin has been retooled into a woman, is still a commander of a legion, and the racism is toned down but she is still aggressively adamant in her distrust of non-humans, ''especially'' demons after [[DoomedHometown Stonehall.]]
* In some versions of the Capcom shoot-'em-up ''Legendary Wings'', the two main characters of Michelle Heart and Kevin Walker, are replaced by nameless angels, both of them male.
* The Famicom game ''Final Mission'' featured two male commandos as the main characters. When the game was localized for the NES under the title of ''S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team'', one of them became female.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]'' and prequel ''[[FateZero Fate/zero]]'' put a spin on a famous legend - [[spoiler:KingArthur was a handsome young ''lady''.]]
** The series as it released is gender flipped compared to [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the scenario originally planned]]: Saber herself was originally going to be a male character and servant of a {{Meganekko}} who was the basis of Rin. The original scenario was eventually turned into a 12-minute long [=OVA=] called ''Anime/FatePrototype''.
** The PSP game ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' has [[spoiler:a gender-flipped Francis Drake and ''Nero Caesar'']] as Rider and the red Saber, respectively. [[spoiler:In Francis Drake's case, however, it may be a subversion, since the Japanese version of the game hints that she's not actually Francis Drake but Queen Elizabeth I in disguise.]]
** The light novel series ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' has a gender-flipped FrankensteinsMonster and [[spoiler:Mordred, who in this series was a homunculus created from [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber's]] DNA, though she was long assumed to be male by the fandom until Nasu finally clarified her gender]]. There's also JackTheRipper, but she's a borderline case since the real Jack the Ripper's identity, including his(?) true gender, is famously shrouded in mystery.
* [[SherlockHolmes Colonel Sebastian Moran]] and Henry Irving have both been [=genderflipped=] in ''VisualNovel/ShikkokuNoSharnoth'', though for the former it's quite possibly that it is not her real name.
* The doujin soft game [[http://www.download.com/3000-20-10536283.html Go! Magical Boy]] is a RomanceGame that switches the genders of the MagicalGirl genre. [[spoiler:Well, mostly -- the player character looks like a girl to others when transformed and has to give up his powers to a legitimate girl in the end. So not the best game ever.]]
* The ''Pia Carrot'' HGame series had male main characters for its first four games (1996 to 2010). ''Prince Pia Carrot'' is scheduled for release in 2013, and will be a reverse harem story.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'':
** Tristram, Argavaine and Gareth are female in the space and contemporary arcs. Isolde is female in all arcs, and this makes no difference to Tristram's story. (However, Gareth's paramour becomes male in the space arc.)
** Sir Bromell, Elaine of Carbonek's knight protector, is an interesting example -- he's a male knight in the baseline arc just like in the legends, and female in the contemporary one (where she and Elaine only exist in Arthur's webcomic). But because AKOTAS-Elaine is based on Helen from ''{{Narbonic}}'', the baseline Bromell is actually a gender-flipped version of Mell.
* ''Webcomic/MagicalBoys'' gender-flips the MagicalGirl series.
* ''Webcomic{{Spinnerette}}'' is a Gender Flip of SpiderMan
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler: The first two Alpha Kids introduced in Act 6]] are meant to feel like Gender Flips of the main Kids.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* The review of ''Partymania'' on ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'' took place in a genderswapped 80s world. Linkara (or rather, his 90s Kid persona) became 80s Chick and Spoony became the giggly girly Spoonette. And Benzaie... let's not talk about Veronique.
* Every team in WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} is based on a particular theme. The theme of JNPR is [[ItMakesSenseInContext '[=genderflipped=] heroes of legend of varying eras and nationalities, whose original basis crossdressed.']] For example, JNPR has a [[JeanneDArchetype male Joan of Arc]] and female examples of Achilles and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor Thor]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* {{Franchise/Barbie}} gets some meatier roles via Gender Flip in:
** ''The Princess and the Pauper'', a girls' video based on {{Franchise/Barbie}} dolls.
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheThreeMusketeers'' (Barbie as an ActionGirl!)
** ''Barbie in Literature/AChristmasCarol'' (Ebenezer Scrooge is now an Victorian-era opera diva named Eden Starling)
* A particularly demented example occurs in ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' on the episode "A [[VerySpecialEpisode Very Special]] Drawn Together Afterschool Special" where the characters, in an attempt to help Xandir prepare for revealing his homosexuality to his parents, role play as Xandir's parents (among other random roles). Eventually even this fake family has to see a therapist (Woldoor), who suggests that said role playing family role play yet again. This ends with Captain Hero being a meek, feminine housewife, Toot being a homophobic blue-collar father, and Xandir becoming a prostitute for Japanese businessmen.
* Some have accused ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' of being a gender-flipped version of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' (annoying ''male'' sibling with super-intelligent ''sister(s)'' instead of the opposite). The hair even matches: blond for the dumb kid and red for the geniuses. (A potentially plausible theory because Chris Savino, who directed seasons three and four of ''Dexter's Laboratory'', worked on ''Johnny Test'' as a contributing writer, producer, and director of some episodes.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/GerryAndersonsNewCaptainScarlet'', Seymour Griffiths (CodeName: Lt. Green) is replaced by Serena Lewis (also codenamed Lt. Green).
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Fans often joke that the roles of the EvilOverlord's son and daughter on the EvilOverlordList are gender flipped with Zuko and Azula. [[AllThereInTheManual The Nick website]] also suggests Ozai and Zuko are a rare Gender Flip of the FairestOfThemAll trope.
** The series also has two [[WhatCouldHaveBeen developmental]] gender flips: Toph and Azula both started as ''male'' characters (the latter being called "Prince Azul", and initially having a much smaller part that didn't come up until the end). The former gets a reference in [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs The Ember Island Players]], among many, many other in-jokes. The original male design for Toph went on to be reused for Avatar Roku's Earthbending teacher.
* In the 90s cartoon version of ''[[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1996 Flash Gordon]]'', Flash's ally Prince Thun of the Lion People became Princess Thundar.
* In the early planning stages of the ''''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series, a female version of Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} was supposed to have been part of the main cast. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeUUafIh4nY Test footage of her even exists.]] The character design later appeared in the comics as Cyborg's EvilCounterpart and niece of his LoveInterest.
* When ''TheSimpsons'' puts their cast members in another story to parody the original, occasionally Lisa will be given a role that was originally male. For instance Lisa was given equivalent roles for SherlockHolmes, Johnny "Connie" Appleseed, and {{Amadeus}} (as Sally Eri).
* The CGI ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'' cartoon flipped Pong Ping and Ferdy Fox into females, renaming them "Ping Pong" and "Frieda" respectively.
* The cartoon version of ''''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' has the book character Blackberry made from a buck to a doe. Many fans were displeased about this, since half the plot of the original is about the fact that they ''need'' does to establish a successful warren.
* In ''''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' animated series Owl, Weasel and Adder, who were males in the books, were changed to females.
* When she was introduced in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the Pixie of Messages, Livy, was a girl. But in the SpinOff series ''WesternAnimation/PopPixie'', she's now a guy with an [[http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t26/Ziolerusya/Group/PopPixieLivy.png appearance]] removing [[http://images.wikia.com/winx/images/a/a2/Livy.png any trance of femininity that was part of her original design]], her lack of eyelashes (all the female characters have them), and an outfit that (s)he wears when transformed by his/her Pixie Pop that resembles the other male pixies' costumes. Digit, Zing, and Jolly are male, too and have gone through similar changes.
* ''''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Superfriends" contains a gender flip of the version of the LovedINotHonorMore problem that usually only male heroes deal with, but with a new friend instead.
-->'''Bubbles:''' Hey, Robyn, we're sorry...
-->'''Buttercup:''' ... we left you behind all the time.
-->'''Blossom:''' It was never because we didn't like you, it's just...
-->'''Robyn:''' I know -- that's your job.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
** Changed the character of Red Alert from [[TransformersArmada The]] [[TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[TransformersCybertron Trilogy]] from a male to a female for their own version of Red Alert. In fact, they originally wanted [[TheMedic Ratchet]] to be female and have Red Alert's name, but the final version of the show changed Ratchet back into a male, and made Red Alert a separate character.
** Also, the comic story "The Stunticon Job" depicts the TFA version of Drag Strip as a femme.
* ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury'' has Inspector Lestrade as a female (she's a descendant of the male Lestrade from the original SherlockHolmes stories, and also a major fan of the master detective in general).
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime with Fionna and Cake'' does this to pretty much everyone, including the theme song singer.
* ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfterFairyTalesForEveryChild'' occasionally did this to the characters, along with changing the stories to be more multiracial than the typically European originals. For example the Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper became "The Princess and the Pauper".
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' did this to the [[MyLittlePony Gen 3]] pony Star Swirl, who was mentioned but not seen and called Star Swirl the Bearded.
* Azrael, the cat from ''TheSmurfs'' was female in the comic books, but is male in the TV show, later comics, and [[Film/TheSmurfs live-action movie]].
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'':
** The creators couldn't get the rights to use ScrewySquirrel, and thus, the equally violent Slappy Squirrel was born.
** The Warners were also originally three brothers, but the third was sort of uninteresting, so she became a girl to add something new.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' was originally going to have Broadway as a female, but ExecutiveMeddling didn't like the idea of [[DoubleStandard an overweight female protagonist]]. It's worth noting that the clan was also originally going to be led by a female named Dakota, but she was considered uninteresting, so they reimagined her as [[BigBad Demona]] and created Goliath instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''
** Gotham mayor Marion Grange changed to a male, despite the comic version of the character being a woman. This was mostly so that the creators could cast Creator/AdamWest in the part.
** Vulture of the Terrible Trio was made into a woman [[AffirmativeActionGirl due to the comic book version of the group consisting of nothing but men]].
* In ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Queen from the Royal Flush Gang is a male {{Crossdresser}} rather than a woman.
* ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' provides a minor example: the only fictional mayor ever mentioned in ''SpiderMan'' canon (until Jolly Jonah got elected) was Mayor Waters, a male villain from ''Comicbook/SpiderManReign'' (set thirty years in the future). Since the show's creators strive to use canon characters over new ones, they created an InNameOnly version who is a modern, not-apparently-evil woman ([[WildMassGuessing maybe the villainous one's mother/grandmother]]?)
* Master Mold is female in ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen''. Of course Master Mold has always been a robot that gave birth to other robots, but he was previously referred to as male anyway.
* Spyke from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' seems like a [[RaceLift black]], [[SpearCounterpart male]] version of Marrow, but WordOfGod is that this was a complete coincidence. The show's creator claimed he had never heard of Marrow prior to working on the show, which is not too implausible given the character's relative obscurity.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
** Red Inferno and Red Torpedo have their genders flipped from the original comics. This is because the show [[RetroactiveLegacy establishes that the two were originally]] the GoldenAge heroes Red Torpedo and Firebrand, and thus their genders needed to match their 40's counterparts.
** Asami "Sam" Koizumi is a female version of [[CaptainEthnic Samurai]] from ''SuperFriends''.
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