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Playing With: Super Gender-Bender
Basic Trope: When receiving super powers, a character goes through a Gender Bender event.
  • Straight: Mike receives super powers, and becomes Michelle as a direct result.
  • Exaggerated: The average-Joe Mike receives super powers, and becomes the world's-most-desired-woman Michelle as a result. Yay!
  • Downplayed: Mike receives super powers, a side effect of which turns him androgynous.
  • Justified:
    • Those who can bear these superpowers are Always Female (like Valkyries.)
    • The Green Rock that effects this power also floods the body with female / male hormones, potentially turning its user into becoming the opposite sex.
  • Inverted:
    • Mike loses his powers when a spell turns him into Michelle.
    • Or, Mike gets turned into Michelle and doesn't get superpowers, but then gets superpowers from some other source and can turn back to male using them.
  • Subverted: It's told that the powers Mike is about to receive will change his gender, but after receiving them, he is still a boy...
  • Double Subverted:
    • The gender alteration was a delayed effect.
    • "Mike" was already Michelle in disguise. Mike didn't appear to change, but he/she is no longer wearing a disguise.
  • Parodied: Mike gains powers after a perfectly mundane (if easy) sexual reassignment surgery Gone Horribly Wrong.
  • Zig Zagged: Michelle/Mike keeps changing back and forth between her/his female and male forms, getting different superpowers for each form.
  • Averted: No one changes gender upon receiving powers.
  • Enforced: Michelle is an Wish Fulfillment made by an author with Transsexual tendencies.
  • Lampshaded:
    • "I received new powers and became a girl. Go figure."
    • "Look at you... Blessed with power and beauty, and still you find a reason to complain! Seriously Michelle: What. The. Hell!"
  • Invoked: An aspiring Trans Sexual person seeks an Enigmatic Empowering Entity to bestow upon him/her exactly this kind of power. Double profit!
  • Exploited: Michelle starts dating one of his lesbian classmates/workmates/other.
  • Defied: Mike has a super power that turns him into a girl if overused, he makes sure to never cross that limit.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Michelle has to deal with suddenly becoming a girl, and all the troubles that comes with it (ID, social security, social issues, hormones, periods...), as well as all the troubles that comes with being a Super Hero.
  • Reconstructed:

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