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->''"I'd make a sexy chick!"''
-->-- '''Brodie''', ''Film/{{Mallrats}}''

''For every given male character, there is a female version of that character, and vice versa.''

They may be canonical. Most of them aren't. The internet has a fascination for producing [[GenderBender gender swapping]] regardless of the context of the original character. Canon-derived examples of the trope tend to outlast their actual-canon inspirations (which are often single stories, or even short throwaway gags.)

No character is immune to this effect -- not [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]], not [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] -- no one. [[note]]Not even Creator/ChuckNorris. [[RulesOfTheInternet Rule 61 lied to you.]][[/note]]

Closely related to GenderFlip. When a ''separate character'' is a female knock-off of an existing male character, you have a DistaffCounterpart. {{Crossdresser}}s, of course, provide their own version of this. There's a good chance that you'll see the character in question in a GenderedOutfit (like our lovely Maria at right, here).

One of the RulesOfTheInternet. Can (and often does) overlap with [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]]. Since these female versions are often much cuter than their male counterparts, it can also overlap with SelfFanservice and FanDisservice.



!!Distaff Counterpart/Gender Flip

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', [[AnthropomorphicPersonification as a series where gender is essentially an arbitrary distinction]], actually has official art fulfilling this rule.
* A canonical example for ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' would be the Dark Magician Girl that appeared in the Battle City arc.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' Mao in the AlternateUniverse series ''Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally'' is one of these. In the regular series, he was a dude Lelouch's age. In the spin-off, she's a girl Nunnally's age.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' literally has a Rule 63 in regards to [[spoiler:Fate, and her name is Sextum because she's the 6th Averruncus series.]]
* According to the backstory of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[spoiler:Saber]] is a gender-flipped version of [[spoiler:Myth/KingArthur]], who pretended to be male during her life, with some help from [[spoiler:Merlin]].
* Parodied in the anime version of ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool''. The first half of the last episode is devoted to reusing jokes from the beginning of the series, but with the central cast's female versions, who have the exact same voices and unattractive faces as their male counterparts. (Fan art of these versions is very rare.)
* The ''author'' of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has released [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/138a1241e7fc091de5cad64c3d634e55/tumblr_mr1byzPq9u1r08n1ao1_500.jpg artwork of what Eren would look like if he were a girl.]] Later, that design was reused to make [[spoiler:Gabi]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Comics]] actually has an AlternateUniverse devoted to this: Earth-11, featuring [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Superwoman]] and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batwoman]] as well as the very [[Film/ThreeHundred Spartan-looking]] [[Franchise/WonderWoman Wonder Man]].[[note]]([[Creator/MarvelComics no relation]])[[/note]] Fun fact: 11 + [[ComicBook/FiftyTwo 52]] (the total number of alternate Earths after ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'') equals... ''63''.
* DC's {{Animesque}} ''Toys/AmeComiGirls'' line has female versions of many male characters, but not vice versa, and not for all male characters. Most are actually the {{Distaff Counterpart}}s of the male characters, "promoted" in their absence. But there are a few straight examples of this trope, including a female Sinestro, and an Indigo made indistinguishable from a female Brainiac.
* Manga/MarvelMangaverse: Characters who don't start the story off already female are replaced by females very quickly.
* One comic had ComicBook/TheAuthority meet their gender-flipped AlternateUniverse selves, where they are called '''The Meritocracy.'''
* The ComicBook/FantasticFour once visited an alternate universe where [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] was female... and [[HoYay married to Captain America]].
* Marvel has come out with ''six'' AlternateReality version of ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' to celebrate his 75th birthday, and two are female. One is Sharon Rogers (Steve Rogers' daughter from a world where he was never frozen) and Peggy Carter (a SuperSoldier from the same program, in a world where Rogers is assassinated during World War II.)
* An issue of ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'' featured an evil team of male versions of several X-Women fighting Captain Britain. Most of them looked very flamboyant in those costumes.
* Comicbook/{{Exiles}} once visited an alternate Earth with female Magneto and Quicksilver, and Scarlet Warlock ([[CaptainObvious male Scarlet Witch]]).
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker:
** He's a woman named Bianca Steeplechase in ''Thrillkiller'' and its sequel, which are set on an alternate Earth in the early '60s. ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} and Robin goes up against her. [[GirlOnGirlIsHot Harley Quinn is still a girl.]]
** In the ''Flashpoint'' arc, the shots in Crime Alley that night killed Bruce. There's still a Batman; though; Thomas Wayne wound up becoming the [[DarkerAndEdgier (really) Dark Knight]] as a result. The Joker exists too, as a direct consequence of the same evening: [[spoiler:Martha.]]
* ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK had a female cousin who looked exactly like him but wore a bow in her hair and a skirt. Also her name was Denise The Menace.
* The cover of issue #8 of the second volume of ComicBook/YoungAvengers depicts the main team as how they look in many alternate universes. One of them is a universe where all the female characters are male and viceversa. The section showing that universe is rather tiny but at least fans of male Kate Bishop won't have to adapt the character anymore (and fans of female Prodigy at least know she has short hair like her male counterpart).
** This is lampshaded in the [[ParodyEpisode parody title]] Secret Wars Too, for the [[{{ComicBook/SecretWars2015}} 2015 Secret Wars]]. America Chavez and 1602!Kate Bishop are traveling the domains looking for Pizza and come across the Rule 63 Domain and see gender-flipped versions of the MCU Avengers.
* ComicBook/{{X 23}} is pretty much an {{invoked|Trope}} version of this: A female clone created by a project attempting to recreate [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Weapon X]], but because the genetic sample was too badly damaged on the Y chromosome, the scientist who created her decided to double the X and make the clone female, instead. Of course, that's not to say that Rule 63 versions of Wolverine weren't popular in fanart even ''before'' her creation...
* ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse'':
** The ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' comic ''All of Me'' had a brief appearance via NegativeSpaceWedgie of one Jane T. Kirk, captain of the Foundation starship ''Enterprise''.
** The comic book series based on the 2009 film eventually introduced an alternate universe containing gender-swapped versions of the entire ''Enterprise'' crew, complete with a version of Jane Kirk.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* One of the topics for [[http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=1118521 Literary Challenge #64]] on the ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' forums was to write a story where your captain ended up in a gender-flipped universe via a NegativeSpaceWedgie.
* Many fanfics for ''Literature/TheHobbit'' gender-swap either Bilbo or one or two of the dwarves. Then there is ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4661757/chapters/10636026 The Monstrous Company of Thorin Oakenshield]]'' whose title is rather unsubtly based on Pratchett's ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''. Accordingly, [[spoiler: the whole company with the exception of Bilbo and Gandalf turn out to be female.]]
* Endemic in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfics.
** Female!Harry is the most common. ''FanFic/{{Moratorium}}'' and the SoBadItsGood ''Fanfic/BecomingFemale'' are two examples on this wiki.
** Female!Ron is also occasionally seen. Case in point: ''FanFic/WeasleyGirl''.
** Female!Tom Riddle/Voldemort and Female!Draco crop up sometimes, though not as often. ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7186430/1/Thunderstorm Thunderstorm]]'' is an example of the former and ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11593616/1/Twixt-Truth-and-Dark-Deceit Twixt Truth and Dark Deceit]]'' is an example of the latter.
** The internet being what it is, this is bound to go the other way too. Look long enough and I dare say you'll find male!Hermione and male!Ginny fanfics/fanart ''somewhere''.
** And there's probably at least one fic out there that gender flips the entire cast.
*** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3894793/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Distaff-Side Harry Potter and the Distaff Side]]'' has Harry enter a parallel world with gender-flipped versions of himself and the other characters.
*** And ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12828900/1/Holly-Potter-and-the-Witching-World Holly Potter and the Witching World]]'' depicts an alternate universe where most of the ''male'' characters have been gender-flipped but none of the ''female'' characters have, which creates a "witching world" where witches outnumber wizards about ten to one.

* The anthology ''Star Trek: The New Voyages'' contains the story "Procrustean Petard", in which a NegativeSpaceWedgie gender-flips the crew of any starship that comes within range (except for the strongest male aboard, who gets an extra Y chromosome).
** Nope, not Kirk--he gets gender flipped too. It's Spock!
* From ''Literature/TheElderScrollsInUniverseBooks'', ''[[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:The_Sultry_Argonian_Bard,_v1 The Sultry Argonian Bard]]'' is a gender-flipped SelfInsertFic of ''[[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:The_Lusty_Argonian_Maid The Lusty Argonian Maid]]''.
* Frank Richards' greedy overweight schoolboy, Billy Bunter, had a sister just like him called Bessie, written by "Hilda Richards" (who in fact was just Frank Richards under another name!)
* Stephenie Meyer's latest ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' novel rehashes the story of the first book, but the protagonists are now the human named Beaufort (Beau for short) and the vampire lady Edythe.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' had an entire alternate dimension where Lister, Rimmer, and Holly had female counterparts; Cat, meanwhile, had a male dog counterpart. Because [[FemaleFelineMaleMutt dogs and cats are different genders]].
* Pops up every now and then on ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', Most notably in the episode Double Cross where there is a female counterpart of Quinn named Logan St.Clair.
* The sketch TV show ''Series/InLivingColor'' had Kelly Coffield as Andrea 'Dice' Clay.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has had a couple of unusual examples where due to the randomness of regeneration, it's possible for a male Time Lord to become his own distaff counterpart (as occurred when The Master regenerated and became Missy), and for a female Time Lord to become the SpearCounterpart (as occurred with the female Time Lord known as the General who spent one incarnation as a man). [[spoiler:This finally happened to the Doctor directly, with their thirteenth incarnation being a woman.]]

* The video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTdhXxxWREo "Bye Bye Beautiful"]] flips almost at random between portraying Music/{{Nightwish}} and Nightwish-as-a-GirlGroup (starting as the latter), with then-lead singer Annette Olzon the only member staying the same in both versions.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'': Here's [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Fabled_Dianaira Fabled Dianaira.]] Its name might come from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deianira Deianira,]] the wife of Hercules in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]]. While this card is obviously male, a fan artist [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=9569358 "corrected"]] this mythological error.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/LostSaga'' not only loves to include ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' characters into its game, but also allows you to buy an item that lets you play as a female version of that character; examples include [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeVmx2wxRic Ragna]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znNbeZ4jDDc Hazama.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z4N1e9Ai30 Jin]] is the only exception, as his female version is Noel Vermillion.
** Within ''[=BlazBlue=]'' itself, there exists official artwork of a character called Alpha-1, essentially a gender-flipped Ragna as a Murakumo Unit.
* There are genderbent chibi figures of several famous ''Franchise/MetalGear'' characters. These are an official product distributed for nothing more than fanservice. Snake is rather cute...
* An official version in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal'' in the case of Raoul[=/=]Fiona Gureden. Fiona is basically Raoul as a girl (and vice versa). In ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Original Generations]]'', they decided to keep both branches and make them HalfIdenticalTwins.
** ''Original Generation: The Moon Dewllers'' did almost the same thing with ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGC'' protagonist Akimi Akatsuki, turning them into older brother and younger sister, with the latter being renamed "Akemi".
* ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'', an [[HGame erotic game]] based on ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', in which most of the novel's male characters are female. [[spoiler:Diao Chan is now a muscular man ''in bikini'', voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto.]]
** So are ''[[Creator/AliceSoft Sengoku Rance]]'' (partial example, as many characters remain in their original gender, e.g. UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga) and ''Sengoku Hime'', with the UsefulNotes/SengokuJidai as backdrop.
* In ''VideoGame/AuraKingdom'', for some odd reason, the Eidolons based off of the archangels are all female.
* WordOfGod states that Paine from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' was essentially thought up as a female version of Squall, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''.
** Likewise, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'''s Lightning was originally conceived as a female [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]].
* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsInAnime'' features female versions of [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys Freddy Fazbear, Golden Freddy and Springtrap]].

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** Played with: In addition to the six inept, clueless, lazy, and outright idiotic men, who because of the series being a ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' machinima all look identical with only different color, there is a single female character in the form of Tex, who is almost completely sane in comparison and a more capable soldier than all the others combined.
** Later, (Griff's) [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Sister]] is introduced, who is [[BrainlessBeauty as dumb as Caboose but insanely hot]]. [[InformedAttractiveness At least so we are told.]]
* ''The WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' series has an entire team composed of genderflips of legendary figures: [[JeanneDArchetype Joan of Arc]], Disney/{{Mulan}}, NorseMythology/{{Thor}}, and [[Film/{{Troy}} Achilles]]. All four of whom having at least one myth involving them cross-dressing.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'':
** Although "Garii" is just a figment of Yuki's imagination, she's close enough.
** There's also an "official" manifestation of this trope as a bonus story in the series' fourth book collection.
** [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/5th_level_bride Yuki dreams]] Zii into the role of Anime/CaptainHarlock, and Gary into that of [[VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Ulala]].
* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' has a male and female version of most commonly mentioned countries; they are generally very similar in appearance. (Sister Germany even has her brother's mustache).
* Many characters in ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' have different genders based on their arc. Tristram, in particular, is female in every arc besides the baseline, and Morgan and Nimue are actually ''male'' in the M*A*S*H* arc.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has a great deal of actual GenderBender activity, which also inspires a lot of fan art.
* [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2007/kk0401.html This]] AprilFools strip of ''[[Webcomic/KevinAndKell Kevina And Kelly]]''
* An official version of this occurs in ''Webcomic/EarsForElves''. The last panel [[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/388 here]] calls the rule by name and shows what Tanna and Luero would look like when gender-flipped.
* ''WebComic/{{Jix}}'' has a story arc that revolves around a device that might as well be called "The Rule 63 gun." Lauren spent the majority of the arc as a feminine looking man.
* ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'': Amy drew a picture of [[http://tallcomics.com/?id=125 BBQ She-Sauce]] and Unwinder [[StupidSexyFlanders finds that she's attractive]].
* The art gallery of the ''Webcomic/{{Eatatau}}'' website contains [[http://subcultura.es/webcomics/eatatau/arte_5043.jpg this]] gender-flipped picture of the two leads.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' has an awesome in-universe example of this in "Beyond the Sea," although the similarities between the Cabo Luna beach babes and Rex and Noah go unnoticed. [[http://green-necklace-girl.deviantart.com/art/Gen-Rex-Motivational-199154975 Yay for surprise fanservice!]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''. Dethklok had a tribute band that was composed of all women, giving each of the band members a female counterpart. Dethklok rejected them, as they found them rather creepy. Though Toki admits the female Pickles was cute, and Nathan agreed she did have nice eyes.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' had an early episode where opposite-sex counterparts of the staff ("Ultraprison") appear along with a bunch of female inmates, complete with a [[SpearCounterpart transgender man]] to compliment Alice. These characters would be reused for a cameo at the end of season 2, setting up a cliffhanger for the following run of episodes. Within season 3, the Ultraprison characters appeared again in the premiere, while two other episodes had brief cameos. The cliffhanger for season 3/premiere of season 4 also revisit this concept yet again.
* The episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' titled "Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake" used this concept, and in a reference to this trope, [[spoiler: the entire episode was revealed to be a fanfiction by Ice King.]]
** Another episode, "Bad Little Boy", shines focus on some more gender-swapped characters.
** "Five Short Tables" The fourth episode starring Fionna and Cake kicks it up a few notches. [[spoiler: Ice Queen has her own fanfiction with gender-swapped counterparts to the already gender-swapped counterparts, starring Flynn the Human Being, Jacques the Raccoon, and Ice President. Ice Queen's fanfiction has Ice President reading his own stories, starring Lynn the Person and Janet the Fox.]]
* "Neutopia", the seventh season premiere for ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', features GenderBender versions of each character. The episode even lampshades this trope when a calendar of the sex-changed characters makes a huge profit due to the "creepy fans" of Planet Express.
** Also, Coilette, Bender's attempt to join (and win) the 3004 Olympics as a bending competitor, in "Bend Her"
* [[OppositeSexClone In-universe]], [[ThePsychoRangers the Rowdyruff Boys]] to WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls.
* In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Miss Martian uses her shape-shifting powers to imitate Kid Flash, Robin, and Aqualad -- but female versions, because her powers aren't developed enough to readily do more complex shape-shifting stunts such as mimicking the opposite sex. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMUas9j0h1Q Kid Flash approves.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has an in-universe example. In a CutawayGag, Peter and Lois agree to make out in one of the restaurant bathrooms. When Peter comes out of the bathroom thanking Lois, she says she didn't go in with him. The person who he made out with turns out to be a male clone of Lois, who sits at a table with a female clone of Peter.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': An in-universe example occurs in "Destination Imagination", in which Mr. Herriman hires several potential replacements for Frankie when she disappears, one of them being basically a male Frankie.
* The Chipettes--Jeanette, Eleanor and Brittany--to [[AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin, Theodore and Simon]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{UltimateSpider-Man}}'': During "The Spider-Verse" five-parter, one of the alternate realities visited by Spider-Man is one where everybody's gender is flipped. He meets his counterpart from this world, Petra Parker/Spidergirl, and teams up with her against this worlds version of the Green Goblin: Norma Osborn.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Among Mixed Martial Arts fandom, Cristiane "Cris Cyborg" Santos is considered to be [[BruiserWithASoftCenter Wanderlei Silva's]] female counterpart.

!!Gender Bending/Cross-Dressing

[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' examples:
** The title character's sexy jutsu.
** Konohamaru uses it too.
* Franchise/{{Pokemon}} has several prominent examples:
** In the first season, Ash Ketchum dressed up as 'Ashley', a little blonde girl in an orange dress.
** Ash has been forced to cross-dress once each region after this--as a one-shot female NPC in Hoenn, and as a FrenchMaid in Sinnoh. The fandom took these examples and ran with them.
** The banned episode "Beauty And The Beach" features James entering a swimsuit contest with inflatable breasts.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** Lelouch is forced into a dress in one Picture Drama, and into an incredibly skimpy belly dancer uniform in another. As a result, the fandom ''really'' likes to run with that idea.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' does the gender inverting in one of its {{Omake}} specials seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESUYGeM9lAI here on youtube]], including an awesome male Balalaika (and Eda looking an awful lot like the cowboy mercenary she had a GunKata duel with). Hilarity bonus also runs for the CreepyTwins. The best part is that, in spite of having their genders swapped, the characters ''still have the same voice actors'', who make ''no attempt to sound more gender appropriate''.
* ''Manga/BlueExorcist'': Recently, creator Kato Kazue posted on Twitter sketches she made of the [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BNsxCFDCIAAiPiC.jpg:large main]] [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BNsxMPtCEAAyP8c.jpg:large cast]] [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BNsxa_PCUAA54i3.jpg:large gender]] [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BNsyCN3CYAAcILA.jpg:large swapped]].
* A recent chapter of the ''Manga/SoulEater'' manga made this canon. Most of the main characters (including Blair, but sadly, not Kid) became gender-swapped. How long a character stayed in his/her gender-bended form depended on how much of a CovertPervert that character is.
** Then again, there's still ''one'' [[AmbiguousGender character]] that seems immune to RuleSixtyThree. Then again...
* Hayate of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' was found to play a very convincing female (even attracting the romantic attention of three male characters in that form). His female appearance has since made several more appearances and its own name (Hermione Ayasaki) and Hayate has been fandom-paired with his gender bent form.
* Ren/Run from ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' can somehow change genders by sneezing. Lala also invents a device that temporarily causes someone to switch genders.
* The title character of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is a canonical GenderBender, being cursed to change into a sexy, female version of himself on contact with cold water, because he was once tossed into a cursed spring in a training session by his idiot father. While obviously a "real" aspect of the Ranma character, fandom has taken the concept even farther, naming the female side of him "Ranko" and making her an actual character in countless fan works, ([[RuleThirtyFour many of them extremely NSFW]]).
* ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'' has Kuranosuke cross-dressing as a hobby. This is justified since his mother is somewhere else. Tsukimi often says that he looks good as a woman, despite her [[DoesNotLikeMen fear of men]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* An issue of Lobo has the Main Man dying and going to the afterlife... only to be reincarnated as an extremely masculine female version of himself.
* A canonical ComicBook/{{Superboy}} story, "Claire Kent, Alias Super-Sister"[[note]]''Superboy'' #78 (1960)[[/note]] has Superboy transformed into a girl. It's not permanent ([[spoiler: and, as it turns out, the whole experience was just a mental illusion]]), and the story is mostly forgotten today, except as another take on the ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} concept. ''Mostly''. There is quite a lot of fan art, and several Fanfics, based on the premise that Clark was permanently stuck as Claire.
* Loki is mentioned under Fanverse... as of ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' Loki's genderfluidity is canon in the comics. So they will change gender at will for no other reason but because they can or feel like it, and will refer to themself as goddess (and 'she' in the third person) when in their female form and god (and 'he') when in the male one. You're welcome internet!
* An Music/SClub7 tie-in magazine has the band interviewing a new assistant, who happens to be a witch. She demonstrates her powers by turning Jon and Bradley into 'Joni' and 'Bradie'.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', in its last-aired episode, "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder Turnabout Intruder]]", tells the story of a forced BodySwap between Captain Kirk and his crazy ex-girlfriend Janice Lester. Of course, everything is sorted out at the end... though that hasn't prevented a plethora of FanFics, fan art, and photo manipulation about alternate scenarios where Kirk is stuck permanently in Janice's body (usually due to Janice-in-Kirk's-body being killed.)
* Peter Capaldi, ''Series/DoctorWho'''s 12th incarnation, has gone on record as saying the next incarnation of the Doctor should be a woman. They've done it with the Master, so why not? (In fact, BBC has announced a [[http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2017/07/doctor-whos-thirteenth-doctor-is-jodie-whittaker female]] for the next incarnation.)

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGames/OcarinaOfTime'', Zelda goes in disguise as Sheik, a masculine version of herself.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s Cloud and [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Sephiroth]] are already [[{{Bishonen}} very pretty]]. The former was even forced to cross-dress once. [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/601476/ Guess what happened?]].
* [[http://i39.tinypic.com/qysv8n.jpg Iori Yagami]] of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. SNK's acknowledgement: by courtesy of [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Demitri's]] [[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom Midnight]] [[GenderBender Bliss]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJtIk9z7TN0#t=0m7s here]]. Also, Gals Fighters (''Queen Of Fighters'') has a character called Miss X. [[spoiler:She's Iori dressed as a woman.]] Oh, and Orochi Iori's blissed form is [[spoiler:Miss X too!!!]].
* ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' has a customisation feature called "[[http://yachtclubgames.com/2017/03/designing-body-swap Body Swap]]", which allows the player to customize the appearances of any of the twelve main characters and their pronouns as well (so that a masculine-looking character uses female pronouns and vice versa). Each of the alternate designs were carefully crafted without resorting to blatant TertiarySexualCharacteristics and to compliment the base designs. One of the biggest challenges of the designs was to make each gender-swapped counterpart distinct visually, yet identical functionally.
* Terraria allows players to create a potion using all seven herbs in the game. It's named the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Gender Change Potion]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In-universe of the Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, a female version of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic (the title card version) was dressed like a sultry-looking hooker for his review of ''Film/MoulinRouge''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* One particularly nice example of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' band getting genderbent exists [[http://aznmodel.deviantart.com/art/Chicklok-56217431 here.]]
* The fandomís tendency to swap genders for the characters of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is played with in "Magic Duel": Twilight Sparkle transforms Applejack into a stallion for a short time for a competition on who has better magical ability. [[spoiler: It's later revealed that it was actually her brother painted in Applejack's mane and coat colors]].


[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* [[http://haldo6.deviantart.com/#/d38njyb Bakura has been struck!]] [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries After all, "There are no women in Yu-Gi-Oh..."]]
** Jonouchi's [[http://yamitomangaka.deviantart.com/#/d45zfpo been treated like this as well]].
* Naruto's sexy jutsu: "Naruko" is considered an entirely separate character by many fans.
** [[http://i44.tinypic.com/14tr2n4.png "Sasuko"]] is also susceptible to this.
** [[DudeLooksLikeALady Haku]], who appeared early in the Manga (and again much later). A large portion of the community (especially FanFic writers) seems to like the idea of Haku actually being a girl, either omitting the one actual indication of his gender or just simply having Haku and Zabuza lying about his gender.
** ''Webcomic/ProjectNaruko'' {{Gender Flip}}s the entire universe of ''Naruto''.
* In response to a fan letter, Creator/EiichiroOda of ''Manga/OnePiece'' fame drew [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/570908/ reverse-gendered]] versions of the main cast in chapter 545's SBS Corner. This has spread like wildfire among ''One Piece'' fans -- try finding ''any'' characters that haven't been gender flipped. Not even {{Big Bad}}s are immune -- Crocodile? [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/596577/ Nope.]] [[AGodAmI Enel?]] [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/614418/ Nuh-uh.]] [[WakeUpCallBoss The three Marine admirals?]] [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/612154/ Seriously, NO EXCEPTIONS.]] (Images are [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]].) This goes so far as to include [[http://3oct1111.deviantart.com/art/Thousand-sunny-TG-198196406 The Thousand Sunny]]. Then we get Ivankov, whose canonical powers ([[GenderBender gender bending]]) not only mean that he/she can do this to him/herself, but to other people as well. Did we already mention Crocodile? Comes from the crazy theories of his third weakness, but it's gotten to the point where there's stuff that isn't just the character [[GenderFlip gender flipped]] anymore.
** More SBS Corner illustrations by Oda: [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/File:Supernova%27s_Genders_Swapped.png the Eleven Super Rookies]] (Luffy and Zoro were done before, of course), [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/File:Shichibukai_Genders_Swapped.png the Seven Warlords of the Sea]] (except for [[VillainousHarlequin Buggy]] and [[LikeFatherUnlikeSon Whitebeard Jr.]]; Law was done before as part of the Eleven Super Rookies).
* Despite being RatedMForManly, ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has quite a good amount of this. One of the main reason genderflip happens is because people wonder how women would look with those [[RealMenWearPink fabulous clothes]], but since there are so many muscular half naked men, they usually turn into gorgeous half naked women (and lots of [[RuleThirtyFour genderbent porn]]).
* Pokemon:
** The aforementioned 'Ashley' from the Anime is ''still'' drawn by the fans, has her own fan clubs, and some people consider her a different character. And, [[RuleThirtyFour yes]], [[ScrewYourself Ash/Ashley]] [[DarthWiki/ThisExists exists]]. Wouldn't be surprising if there was also Ashley/Ashachu or Ashley/Ash/Ashachu [[labelnote:*]](Ashachu = Ash turned into a Pikachu)[[/labelnote]] out there. [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs There's also an]] Ash''ley''chu [[http://wingedspiritfox.deviantart.com/art/Ash-s-Pikachu-as-a-Girl-329314393 out there.]][[note]]Though it failed to take into account [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics the gender-based features]] introduced [[Videogame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl around 5 years before the fanart was made]].[[/note]]
** Hun, a Team Rocket member from ''Anime/TheLegendOfThunder'' special was (a very girly) [[ShesAManInJapan male in the Japanese version.]] The 4Kids dub team didn't get the memo about his gender, though he's never referred to as "she", and is often considered by fans just to be a man with a very feminine voice. However, the Latin American Spanish dub repeatedly calls him a woman.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' character Claire Stanfield has a sadly feminine name,right? [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=manga&illust_id=14534972&type=scroll Here]], the name fits the character better. Fem!Graham is on that page, too, as is [[FemmeFatale Chane]] [[CuteMute Laforet]] as a [[SharpDressedMan well dressed]], TallDarkAndHandsome {{Bishonen}}. [[MrFanservice *Dreamy sigh*]]. Curiously, Ladd Russo and Christopher are on that page too, but they're completely unaffected.
* From this page's counterpart on the /tg/ wiki, I give you [[http://1d4chan.org/images/thumb/3/33/GoldenRule.jpg/480px-GoldenRule.jpg Eduarda Elric and Rowena Mustang]]. Our poor [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist title character]] doesn't seem too comfortable with that outfit, despite the fact that no [[MemeticMutation tiny miniskirts]] are involved.
** Maybe she's just wondering [[FridgeLogic why she got her leg back]]?
* Befriending people (through giant energy blasts or otherwise) is now twice as easy with [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha's]] [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/737987/ male self!]]
** [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/737977/ Nanoha x Nanoha]] [[ScrewYourself OTP?]]
* Through the magic of pitch-adjusting technology, many of the ''Manga/KOn'' songs have been gender-flipped. As have the main four characters. Azusa doesn't seem to be gender-flipped yet since they seem to have been made before she was introduced. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2LhKmsy_M0 Here's]] the Season 1 opening (Cagayake! Boys), and the rest can be found [[http://metanorn.net/2009/05/k-on-genderbender/ here]]. The real kicker? [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome It's actually pretty darn good.]] And then there's the fact that the K-On girls themselves are essentially gender-flipped versions of Music/TheBeatles.
* Website/FourChan is already doing this with ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', with Madoka being a Rose-Haired Boy, Mami looking like a prince, and Homura as a long-haired {{Bishonen}}. There are a number of cases of gender-flipping only one member of a [[{{Shipping}} pairing]] to make them a heterosexual couple, but [[FandomBerserkButton we don't talk about those]].
* ''[[FanFic/SuzumiyaHaruhiNoSeitenkan The Genderbending of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'' does this to the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' cast, and the "new characters" it created are permanently entrenched in the fandom. "Kyonko" in particular is probably more popular than the male Kyon, and is paired with ''[[LauncherOfAThousandShips even more]]'' characters than him.
* There's also the fanfic ''Fanfic/NerimaMagistraNellyMagi'', which was an attempt to GenderFlip the ''Negima'' manga without the result being [[UnfortunateImplications "too creepy"]].
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' examples can be seen [[http://starrdust411.deviantart.com/gallery/8827971 here]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4333729/1/Journey_to_the_East here]], and [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/757661/artist_request-barefoot-belt-boots-dragon_ball-dra here]].
** ''Webcomic/DragonBallMultiverse'' had this happen to an alternate-universe Vegeta in one battle. His opponent thought it would throw him off...and Fem!Vegeta quickly proved her wrong while mocking her for assuming a seasoned warrior would let something so trifling get to him.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' recently got a lot of such art, mainly directed at [[DudeLooksLikeALady Tieria]] but no one is immune: the Gundam meisters, Graham, Billy, Patrick... even the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Gundams themselves]].
* Alas it seems only with this will you find a badass woman in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fandom. [[http://no1-knows-me.deviantart.com/art/DNchicks-193391816 the main (formerly male) cast as women]], [[http://2yarik-aka-gingi.deviantart.com/art/I-N-S-O-M-N-I-A-153214580 fem!L]], [[http://liriosparrowpirate.deviantart.com/art/Light-FemalexMisa-Male-Version-139012628 fem!Light and male!Misa]], and (SFW) SchoolGirlLesbians [[http://2yarik-aka-gingi.deviantart.com/art/Nice-swimsuit-Yagami-chan-139577409 Light and L]]. [[http://2yarik-aka-gingi.deviantart.com/art/Heard-Grace-143360273]] and [[http://iheartpigs0618.deviantart.com/art/Pardon-My-French-152112090 fem!L]] [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier with Light]].
* ''All'' of ''Anime/PrettyCure'' has been subjected to [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Ari_Hill/Pretty%20Cure%20Fanart/20983109_p0rezised.jpg this]].
* In the one shot preview arc for WebVideo/YRulerOfTime's [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/ir/yrt/readright/21419-lets-bible Let's Bible]] review, the heroine, Iesus, is Rule 63 Jesus Christ.
* Main characters of ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' also aren't safe from this. Here's the [[http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/12100000/Durarara-durarara-12185755-1000-576.jpg proof]]
* A particular [[http://www.figure.fm/en/post/13533/Gender+Bender+Friday+Jul+16+2010.html fanart]] (second image down) of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' actually spawned some discussion on what a gender-flipped version would be like... before someone pointed out that this [[DoubleStandard would]] make Male![[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe Rena]] into a guy who regularly kidnapped children and gushed about how they were 'cute.' The conversation was more or less sunk after that.
* There is a meme among ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' fans that gender-flipping the cast would actually make them fit their roles much better, [[http://i.imgur.com/XGGNYRy.jpg mostly the]] [[http://i.imgur.com/gA61YQr.png children]] and ''especially'' [[http://i.imgur.com/P0tAmKJ.jpg Shinji]]. It got even better once the Western fans found out that in one of the spinoff games, Fuyutsuki (who had a crush on Shinji's mom) actually dressed Shinji up into drag!
* In the early 2010s, lots of people started writing stories where Daisuke/Davis from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' was a female character. Oddly enough, they frequently referred to her as "Daisuke", even though that's technically a male name (but many of the authors shorten it to "Dai" to make it more feminine).

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Genderbending Loki from ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' isn't that difficult to imagine since not only is he a shapeshifter normally, but he assumed Sif's form for several story arcs for the lulz. Princesses [[http://kazeki.deviantart.com/art/LADY-THOR-244700620 Thor]] and [[http://theladyloki.tumblr.com/ Loki]] aside, [[http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/balphesian/8448123007/1/tumblr_lpdlu8Dtvi1qk7ytl The Warriors Three]] have also enjoyed time as the fairer sex.
* [[http://fornax.tumblr.com/post/8423005240/experimenting-arrrrgh-but-now-its-time-for-bed The Avengers trio]], in a fan art depiction.
* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' fandom has a fairly established body of Rule 63 fics, especially on the KinkMeme. Get used to Danielle, Wanda, Adi, Laurence, Joan Osterman, Sal and Edie.
* Common in fan art too, as a search for "Genderbent Joker" on Google will reveal. [[BrainBleach You may want to]] [[NotSafeForWork keep safe search on]].
* The Franchise/ArchieComics gang, like most comic book PrintLongRunners, have attracted the occasional Rule 63 interpretations. A 2012 story, "The Great Switcheroo," provided official examples in ''Archie'' #636.[[note]][[MeaningfulName Meaningful Number]]?[[/note]] In the story, Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch's cat Salem casts a GenderBender spell on the entire population of Riverdale, not to mention Comicbook/JosieAndThePussycats too.
* Behold, a [[http://kelly1-watxm.deviantart.com/art/Rogue-and-Gambit-Gender-Bender-53873558 sketch]] of genderswapped ComicBook/{{Rogue}} and ComicBook/{{Gambit}}. This was met with enthusiasm, mainly because it would mean Gambit were a hot, flirty French chick.
* Brazilian webcomic creator Priscilla Tramontano has taken this rule and applied it to some of Marvelís most popular villains, and the results are absolutely [[http://comicscrux.com/priscilla-tramontanos-rule-63-villainesses-are-gender-flippin-fantastic/ glorious]]

[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* In ''[[FanFic/TheVinylAndOctaviaSeries Vinyl and Octavia Fight Ten Thousand Ninjas]]'', the climax reveals that [[spoiler:the leaders of the ninja clan are Rule 63 versions of Octavia and Vinyl Scratch from another universe.]]
* ''FanFic/AChanceMeetingOfTwoMoons'': A big part of the plot - Prince Artemis is from an alternate universe where the characters are the opposite gender from their canon selves. He himself is a counterpart of Princess Luna; Prince Solaris is the male counterpart of Princess Celestia, and others include Dusk Shine (male Twilight Sparkle), Elusive (male Rarity), Rainbow Blitz (male Rainbow Dash), Butterscotch (male Fluttershy), Bubble Berry (male Pinkie Pie); Applejack (male... Applejack), and Eris (female Discord). The only known exception is Starswirl the Bearded, who is male in both worlds. Another major part of the plot is the opposite-gender counterparts ''meeting'' one another.

* The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' has inspired GenderFlip fan art. For example, see a different take on the PowerTrio of Kirk, Spock, and [=McCoy=] [[http://lamamama.deviantart.com/art/Girl-Trek-Fierce-Times-Three-135312778 here]]. Chekov, Sulu, Scotty, and Pike show up [[http://lamamama.deviantart.com/art/Girl-Trek-PART-DEUX-136370157 here]]. [[http://oxboxer.livejournal.com/62530.html On this page]], we see that this trope can go in both directions.
** The tie-in comic book series played with this; see the Comic Books section.
* Not even [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet our]] [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} favorite]] [[Franchise/FridayThe13th slasher]] [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} movie]] [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre kings]] [[http://wardog-zero.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d285ydg are immune to this rule]]
** Even better/worse, the upcoming ''[[http://www.fearnet.com/news/news-article/japanese-toy-company-teases-sexy-female-freddy-and-jason-statues?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Newsfeed&utm_content=Sexy%20Jason%20Toy&utm_campaign=Genre%20News "Bishoujo Horror Series"]]''.

[[folder: Literature]]
* The 2013 ''Check These Out! Calendar'' of literary pin-ups by Lee Moyer includes [[http://www.discworldemporium.com/image/cache/data/books/Check%20These%20Out%20Rincewind-500x500.jpg a bikini-clad female]] [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Rincewind]] (approved by Sir Creator/TerryPratchett).
* Gender swapped versions of [[http://maaria.deviantart.com/art/Marauders-325333252 the Marauders]], [[http://maaria.deviantart.com/art/Harriet-Potter-267897457 the Golden Trio]], [[http://maaria.deviantart.com/art/Harriet-Potter-II-280079697 the Silver Trio]] and other characters from ''Literature/HarryPotter''.


[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* A short-lived 1991 revival of ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow'' had a gender-flipped ''Franchise/StarTrek'' sketch, so Carol could have a go at playing Captain Kirk. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41SEvV1oaTc Take a look.]]
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' has a sketch called "What Up With That?" in which a cavalcade of groovy, costumed background folks help obnoxiously interrupt the guest's interview, whenever the host compulsively re-sings the theme song. Among them on the Christmas edition is "[[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas Grinchina"]]. Played by Nasim Pedrad, she makes for a freaky but CuteMonsterGirl.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' examples:
** Cultist-chan shows up in many [[Website/FourChan /tg/]] ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' memes. Now, meet [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/File:Cultist-kun_by_Mr-Culexus.png Cultist-kun!]]
** [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/File:Beakiegal.jpg Female Space Marines]] pop up now and again, but are often met with cries of CanonDefilement (also known as '''HERESY!''') due to a supplement which states that Space Marines are explicitly all-male.
** And then there's [[https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Warhammer_63k Warhammer 63K]], which does this for the entire universe. PRAISE THE EMPRESS!

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Partly thanks to the entire cast being male, a significant amount of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' fanart/fanfiction is Rule 63. The most frequent target is TheChick, Medic. As stated below, ''Webcomic/NerfNow'' has them as characters.
** [=ChemicalAlia=] has a mod to replace the Scout, Heavy, Engineer, Medic, and Spy (with more coming) with female models and fan-made female voices.
** There are several mods for a female Pyro. [[AmbiguousGender Not a lot changes, really]].
*** Heck, people have been having fun with making exaggerated male ''and'' female Pyros, either with a HeroicBuild and firefighter suspenders (if male) or a toned body wearing a bikini top (if female). Since Pyro is also TheFaceless, both genders wear his/her full-face gas mask.
* Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' gets hit ''hard'' with this, [[IAmNotShazam possibly because he gets called "Zelda" all the time]]. Also, Zelda herself, if to a lesser extent...
** There is actually a female version of Link in [[VideoGame/HyruleWarriors Hyrule Warriors]], but she uses a crossbow. And talks.
* "Tailsko," a female version of Tails, is likewise a popular subject for ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fan works.
* Fans don't even need to make them themselves for the bloodlines of ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions'' - they all have an outfit which is the opposite gender of the original bloodline outfit.
* Even Altair from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'' had [[http://moe.imouto.org/post/show/57301/assassin-s_creed-thighhighs-uni-wallpaper one]]. Altair looks like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]]; he just needs glasses. Shame they didn't exist back then.
* Sol Badguy of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' has [[http://i43.tinypic.com/14lrhgi.jpg some]] [[http://i44.tinypic.com/1zx4a3o.jpg fan-art]]. Also there's the cosplayer known as [[http://i44.tinypic.com/6715ic.jpg Sol Badgirl]].
** [[UnsettlingGenderReveal Bridget]]. [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/341270-rule-63 Thank]] [[http://rule63.xxx/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=bridget GOD]] for the Rules of the Internet. (NSFW)
* From the same maker, ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' experiences the same thing with female versions of [[http://www.giantbomb.com/ragna-the-bloodedge/94-7830/all-images/52-298458/ragna_by_humio/51-1040137/ Ragna]], among others.
* It's become surprisingly popular to depict ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'''s big bad, Giegue, as a female. Since Giegue's a skinny grey alien, [[NonMammalMammaries some non-canonical anatomy]] comes into play.
** On the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' end of things, we have [[http://artkitten.tumblr.com/post/10396828433/even-moar-earthbound-so-rule-63-earthbound Nell, Paul, Jess, Pu, Porkie, and Toni.]] (Definitely SFW)
** He is not the only one that suffers (or is very popular) due to this rule. In fact most of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' have been subject to this at some point or another (save Mai for some reason). But the one that gets it the most (even more than Iori) is Leopold Goenitz of the Wildly-Blowing Wind. Yes, [[SNKBoss that]] [[SinisterMinister guy]]... Oh and yes, [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Demitri's]] [[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom Midnight]] [[GenderBender Bliss]] is the one to blame for [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Goeniko Goeniko]]. There are other characters based on this concept that simply run with the idea, and the ''{{VideoGame/MUGEN}}'' fanbase tend to make a character out of this.
* Nobody's surprised to see ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'''s Yuri Lowell genderbent a lot. Since, well... [[{{Bishonen}} y'know]].
* In addition to the depiction of Maria, [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=12434455 the pretty girl plumber at the top of this page]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] and friends have been frequent subjects for this trope. See Maria's sister [[http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w74/MarioDS01/Super%20Mario%20Brothers/A_Different_Kind_of_Mushroom_by_fea.jpg Luisa]], for example. (As a bonus for straight males, the previous two examples feature "Grade A" ZettaiRyouiki.) There's also this [[http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs6/i/2005/068/e/1/Paper_Mario_tTYD__Gender_Swap_by_pixlem.jpg group shot]]. You might not ''[[TemptingFate want]]'' to see Bowser as a girl, [[http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w74/MarioDS01/Super%20Mario%20Brothers/Final.jpg but you can]].
** Though Bowser as a man has certainly been drawn thinner in FanArt before, one would think a female Bowser would more likely be a BigBeautifulWoman.
** Futako, the artist who drew the top picture, has since drawn [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=24574621 both Mario and Luigi]] as females. She calls them the ''Super Mario Sisters''.
** One shouldn't forget the very much official Toadette.
** Gender flipping Mario and Luigi goes back to ''Videogame/TheGreatGianaSisters'' in TheEighties, possibly the first video game example.
** Speaking about the group shot, Vivian was officially male (but dressed female) in the Japanese Version of ''VideoGame/PaperMario''
* [[http://static.mmo-champion.com/mmoc/images/news/2010/march/ss975.jpg This]] ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' fan art piece.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'': Fan-art depicting female version of the robot master are not unheard of, probably due to the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple small number]] of female robot master in canon. Main character MegaMan is'nt imune to this either. The results range from simple female versions of their standard design to what look like a woman in a [[SexyWhateverOutfit Sexy robot master Costume Costume]].
** The female version of [[VideoGame/MegamanZero Zero]] is quite popular [[https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=59108944 on pixiv]]. it originated from [[VideoGame/DarkStalkers Demitri Maximoff's]] [[GenderBender Midnight Bliss]] attack in ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos'' and have been adopted by the fandom. She is sometime treated as a different character from Zero.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fandom, due to the ImprobablyFemaleCast and the FirstLawOfGenderBending, has relatively little of this considering the sheer number of fan works. Regardless, plenty of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/433254/ have been subjected to this]], including [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/844239/ Yuuka]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/821660/ Marisa]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/484424/ Parsee and Yuugi]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/781823/ Komachi and Shikieiki]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/763817/ Yukari and Reimu]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/638546/ the Tengu trio]], the ''IN'' [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/222796/ playable characters]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/590203/ the Scarlet Devil crew]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/394810/ and even]] [[TheOneGuy Rinnosuke]] (images are slightly NSFW due to advertisements). And the less said about [[MemeticMutation Cho-Marisa]], the better.
* [=PotatOS=] aka [=GLaDOS=] of ''VideoGame/{{Portal2}}'' fame has gotten this treatment too.
* Star Wolf of ''VideoGame/StarFox'' [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=19994242 as females]], by Fumicaworu. Creatively done, and Wolf's gender flip even looks vaguely like a cross between his character and Katt Monroe as a pink wolf.
* An odd in-game example in ''Super VideoGame/MondayNightCombat:'' Unlockable uniforms turn Combat Girl and Megabeth into {{Cosplay}} female versions of the Engineer and Soldier, respectively, from VideoGame/TeamFortress2.
* On the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' front, we have [[http://enife.deviantart.com/art/Gender-Challenge-Ms-Alistair-180046045 'Ms Alistair']], as well as [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&q=female+zevran#/d3l21w3 'Madam Zevran']], male counterparts of [[http://ladyreddarkness.deviantart.com/art/Isabela-and-Aveline-Gender-Swap-279295281 Aveline and Isabela]], one of [[http://ladyreddarkness.deviantart.com/art/Merrill-and-Fenris-Gender-swap-278754881 Merrill and Fenris]] and yet another of [[http://mariahgem.deviantart.com/art/Miss-Fenris-207064451 Fenris]], possibly because he's quite the [[{{Bishonen}} effeminitely pretty character]].
* [[http://ihaslemons.deviantart.com/art/star-wars-kotor-1-and-2-346416957 This]] piece of art featuring the party members of KnightsOfTheOldRepublic and it is sequel, KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords.
* [[http://jcm2.deviantart.com/art/girls-376370476 This]] bit of art featuring female versions of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ Zacharie and the Batter.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Huniepop}}'' has ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8Bw4rnQL_A&list=PLtyMln07m1aa0eQnohapopblVO-jYdH_E Hunkiepop]]'', which goes as far as making hypothetical gameplay footage to see how it would all unfold.

* ''Webcomic/NerfNow'' has produced female versions of all the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' characters, as well as several characters from other games, such as ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}''. And they're all ''adorable''.
* Seeing as [[CrackPairing anyone and everything]] gets shipped together in the ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' fandom, this was inevitable. Gender-bent versions of Dave, John, and the Midnight Crew are particularly popular though.
* Fans of ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' have made sure that [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=hinabn%20genderbend&order=9&offset=0#/d2j7pbj Hanna]] isn't... well, a boy's name. And [[http://colorsoftuesday.deviantart.com/gallery/38780758?offset=24 everyone else too]]. [[http://www.deviantart.com/morelikethis/180792849 Fem Conrad]] is pretty much a fandom meme. And that's just the tip of the genderbent iceberg.
* Tumblr users really like making female versions of [[Webcomic/PennyArcade Gabe and Tycho]] (named "Gabbie" and "Tyche", respectively). Zeboyd even responded to it by adding a patch to ''[[VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness]] Episode 3'' that allows players to play as the gender-flipped Gabe and Tycho if they want.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Examples from ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'':
** Anne Onymous of ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' drew a [[http://annie13.deviantart.com/art/TGWTG-TGed-124469372 Worksafe image of]] Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.
** At one point, there was also an amusing series of videos created by (female) TGWTG fans dressing up as their favorite (male) reviewers and demanding that the fandom fix this crackfic singularity gender bend... thing.
* For their crossover review of ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'', Website/TheAgonyBooth's Sofie Liv and ''WebVideo/StuffYouLike'''s Sursum Ursa dressed up (and did the review) as Holmes and Watson.
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' plays this differently depending on which side of the fandom you are looking at. Among Japanese fans, the characters that get genderbended the most often are the four originally female characters. Out of the boys, designing female Russell, Lumpy and possibly Flippy seems to be the most common, although it is easier to tell who never is bent. Most of the results from searching for genderbends by the western fandom are either Flippy as a woman or female {{copycat sue}}s based on him.
* Even ''LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys'' get the female treatment. [[http://fav.me/d5qyiay If]] them dressed as WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls doesn't count then [[http://fav.me/d473ga3 this totally does]].
** LetsPlay/JoshJepson plays the role of [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Maya Fey]] in [[http://fav.me/d4hzt4x this pic]] if that counts too.
* The concept has gotten so wide on ''Website/{{Danbooru}}'' that the previously unified [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts?tags=genderswap "genderswap"]] tag has been split into [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts?tags=genderswap_%28mtf%29 "genderswap (mtf)"]] and [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts?tags=genderswap_%28ftm%29 "genderswap (ftm)"]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* There is an entire AlternateUniverseFic of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' where the entire cast is of the opposite sex. It's made by the same author who gave us ''Ed, Edd n Eddy Highschool''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' [[http://frederatorblogs.com/adventure_time/ blog]] posted a series of [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/84568447@N00/4866645301/ Rule 63 drawings]] [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/84568447@N00/4880921290/ by one of the]] [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/84568447@N00/4860628206/ concept artists]], much to the amusement of fans.
* Given the high female-to-male character ratio on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', it was probably only a matter of time before male versions of the six main characters came out. A fan artist named [[http://trotsworth.deviantart.com/ Trotsworth]] has probably the most famous examples. There's even fics about it, such as [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-63rd-rune.html The 63rd Rune]] and Fanfic/OnACrossAndArrow.
** If there's ever going to be a fic or discussion about the gender-bent characters, there's a host of accepted names. Twilight Sparkle is Dusk Shine, Rarity is Elusive, Fluttershy is Butterscotch, Rainbow Dash is Rainbow Blitz, Pinkie Pie is Bubble Berry, Spike is Spines (or Barb/Barbara), Only Applejack remains the same.
** Other counterparts include Discord --> Eris[[note]]Eris was the Greek goddess best know for the Apple of Discord that ended up kicking off the Trojan War[[/note]], Celestia --> Prince Solaris, Luna --> Prince [[Franchise/SailorMoon Artemis]], Cadence --> Bolero [[note]]Cadence's full name is in Spanish and 'cadence' is a rhythm term, so her counterpart is named after a Spanish rhythm[[/note]], Shining Armor --> Gleaming Shield, Queen Chrysalis --> King Metamorphosis[[note]]a chrysalis is the cocoon that a caterpillar builds for itself as it metamorphoses to a butterfly[[/note]], and King Sombra --> Queen Umbra [[note]]Sombra is Spanish for shadow, whereas Umbra is shadow in Latin[[/note]]. Heck, even one-off characters get in on this, like [[Music/WeirdAl Cheese Sanwich]] being rule 63'd as Grilled Cheese.
* ''Film/OsmosisJones'' fan art examples have been seen, including cosplay of a female Thrax.
* [[http://sue-chan.com/art4/thundercatty.jpg This]] piece of ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' fanart will likely murder your childhood in an entirely worksafe way.
* The Fire Ferrets from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' [[http://rule63rules.tumblr.com/tagged/Legend-of-Korra as you've (probably) never seen them before.]]
* And now, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[http://mrpr1993.deviantart.com/art/The-Simpsons-Gender-Bender-331046611 are victims of this.]] (Granted this had happened in the show, albeit on one of their Treehouse of Horror specials).
* Fairly popular in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' fandom. Like ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' there are accepted names for the gender bent Star and Marco, Comet and Marcia respectively.

* Every Music/{{Vocaloid}} (including [[HalfIdenticalTwins Rin and Len]]) and almost every [[Music/{{UTAU}} UTAUloid]] tend to have a genderbend. In the [=UTAUloid=]'s cases, many are made by the authors themselves. People have also edited their vocal files to create a masculine/feminine version of the characters.
* The [[http://andersson.elfwood.com/u/andersson2/image/56425d30-23da-11e4-9fb0-6fd3a883da45/the-female-fellowship Female Fellowship]] - a counterpart to the lineup of heroes from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.

!!Grand Unification

[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* Kallen Stadtfeld of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is considered by some fans to be the DistaffCounterpart to ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'''s Domon Kasshu.
* Ryuko Matoi of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' is considered by some fans to be this to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'''s Simon the Digger as well. There's also a camp that considers her to be the MoeAnthropomorphism of [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog]].
[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/ToukenRanbu'''s Shokudaikiri Mitsutada is considered to be the SpearCounterpart to Tenryuu of ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection''.
->You know, Sieglinde Freud would have something to say about all this genderbending....