Hmm. An interesting question. (Original char->'gender flipped char'). Note that the changes that would result are a combination of perceived audience reactions and how I would write them differently.
Wurhan-> 'Wurha': it could work, as Wurhan is a non-action guy, and was just brought along on the mission as a historian. As a woman, Wurha would get some Unfortunate Implications
by not being able to fight, though it could be explained better.
Naea->'Naeon': geez, this one gets plowed over. As a man, Naeon would be a massively intolerant prick, Naea being slightly more sensitive being a woman who fought through patriarchy to become a holy warrior. She's just religiously intolerant as a woman.
Allezio-> 'Allezia': interesting, actually. As a woman, Allezia would be more crazy and less charming than as a male, Allezio enjoying supplementing his natural rugged charm with his rogueish sensibilities and tragic, mysterious past.
Derzin-> 'Derzia' It might work, but would be meh. As a girl, Derzia would become a generic ninja girl. Bisexual tendencies are the norm, and would cause less strife than coming out from asexual, at least from a consumer standpoint. Might be able to pass off some sort of Sweet Polly Oliver
Krixie-> 'Krixen": hmm. As a male, Krixen would probably be even more waifish and frail, being more of a crippled seer than a female oracle. This would make him grumpier than Krixie, and less of an amusing character, or maybe in an amusing way. It would
be frigging hilarious to have him and Allezia hook up, though.
Now for the villains:
Scaebious-> 'Scaebia': while the name slightly improves, as a woman Scaebia's backstory would involve a lot more Unfortunate Implications
, in that her itzon, hairlike sensory tentacles on head, were cut off, leading to both some sort of rape analogue and the idea that a woman would grow insane without her hair.
Thail Manslayer-> 'Thailya Manslayer': well, as a woman, Thailya's Nomme de Guerrero becomes a huge double-entendre, which is glorious. Would actually probably become nicer, due to having to fight her way up a hierarchy of men. Basically Naea on the wrong side, interesting.
edited 6th Mar '13 8:00:39 PM by Ninjaxenomorph