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02:42:44 PM Jul 24th 2016
edited by DaibhidC
I notice there's a number of examples listed of female characters in historical settings who wear male dress because "men have more freedom" or similar. The trope description seems to suggest that Bifauxnen characters aren't trying to pass as men, and that's what distinguishes this trope from Sweet Polly Oliver, or do I have that wrong?
12:03:26 AM Apr 6th 2013
I think Ryoko Mitsurugi, in her roles as a samurai for the drama club in Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School, really cashes in on this phenomenon. Though she is good at playing it up rather than being oblivious.
04:49:39 PM Feb 27th 2013
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Paige was kind of going for a Bifauxnen vibe in a couple episodes of Pretty Little Liars. Her relationship with Emily has definitely been the most Yuri like.
10:58:25 PM Jan 19th 2012
edited by IkedaFan
I took the liberty to put some misplaced real life examples under Lady Loks Like A Dude. I did so because the examples failed to meet the criteria of looking like an androgynous or Bishonen boy, not because they were not manly enough (they where quite manly btw). Sorry, but this trope needed to be cleaned up a bit!
09:00:46 PM Oct 6th 2011
edited by IkedaFan
Please do not add examples of girls who simply have very short hair! I already deleted Emma Watson from the list because she's not even a Tomboy! These are not bifauxnens, just girls who like short hairstyles. You wouldn't call Hallie Berry a bifauxnen would you?
10:38:45 PM Oct 6th 2011
Fan Myopia is never a pretty thing. Restored Emma Watson as an example.
12:04:18 PM Oct 30th 2011
edited by IkedaFan
How is Emma Watson a bifauxnen??? Please explain and show a picture. I've been a fan of hers for a longtime BECAUSE of her girlishness. It seems to me there should be a trope called Mistaken For Tomboy for girls like her.
12:10:33 PM Oct 30th 2011
By the way, this trope is sadly misused. If you fail to prove she is this trope, I'll make a Mistaken For Tomboy trope and put her there.
12:10:57 PM Dec 7th 2012
I have to agree with you and the same goes for Watts in "Some Kind of Wonderful." She's a tomboy, but no one would mistake her for a boy.
05:40:46 AM Apr 4th 2013
edited by BibsDibs
Actually I don't think you have to be a tomboy to be a bifauxnen. But I do agree with you on short hair. Short hair doesn't make automatically someone a bifauxnen. There are plenty of women who have short hair and don't look like a man. In fact there are also bifauxnens with long hair. Sir Integra from Hellsing, for example, has long hair & is called "sir" and some of the fans only knew she was a female because of a flashback in the OVA and manga where she looked more feminine.
08:50:29 PM May 5th 2011
edited by Camacan
From Cowboy Bebop: assuming the natter is correct here — but please Repair, Don't Respond.

  • With a guest appearance by V.T., the long-haul space trucker in episode "Heavy Metal Queen".
    • V.T.'s more a The Lad-ette. She doesn't go out of her way to hide her gender. She simply assumes the rough, tough mantle expected of a long-haul trucker.
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