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ScienceK
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12:53:42 AM Jul 6th 2014
Would the Culture fit on this list, seeing as in the fictional 'verse it is seen as the norm for a person to change sex at least once in their life? The transition takes some months, so it's not exactly easy sex change, and there are still connotations carried by the genders, but connotation changes with the person.
SeptimusHeap
01:25:39 AM Jul 6th 2014
Seems like it would fit.
KuroKokoro
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09:45:24 PM Oct 12th 2012
Does "Princess Cookie" from Adventure Time really fit? All its themes seemed coincidental to me.
NeeChee
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07:01:12 PM Sep 16th 2012
In the trans* tropes I never found a trope for non-binary gender identities. There should be one. Most characters that are genderfluid or agender get tagged with the Transsexual trope and then have their gender identity added as a side note.
mayazimmerman
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12:49:19 PM Nov 29th 2011
A couple of things... Shouldn't Kafka on the Shore, as a novel, be in Literature, rather than Anime & Manga? Also, no Wendy Carlos in music?
suedenim
02:50:23 AM Nov 30th 2011
Is it a "Visual Novel?" I think we have different and/or unsettled ways of filing those (there's a Visual Novels section on this page, but I'm not sure there should be.)

As for Wendy Carlos, feel free to add her as an example!
suedenim
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06:20:30 AM Apr 29th 2011
Tales Of Mu was recently added as an example. I'm unfamiliar with the work, but it sounds more like a magic-based Gender Bender example than truly Transsexual. Can anyone confirm or deny?
suedenim
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12:44:59 PM Feb 15th 2011
I removed this re: Transamerica
  • This transsexual (MTF) troper disagrees. This movie seemed more like a cissexual's idea of our experience than an authentic transsexual experience.

I removed it for This Troper problems, but I'd like to see Twilight Princess rewrite the example. Properly, it should be on one line, along the lines of:

  • Transamerica is seen as a realistic portrayal by many, but others differ, pointing to X, Y, and Z as reasons.

I'm curious as to what the reasons are. One that jumps out at me is that the majority of transsexuals don't end up looking like genetic females of the sort that get paid millions of dollars to star in Hollywood features, but there may be others.

Also, it might properly be an example for Easy Sex Change, if I'm reading your implications correctly.
TwilightPrincess
01:45:36 PM Feb 17th 2011
I wouldn't consider Transamerica to be an good example for Easy Sex Change, I just found the content to be very stereotypical. For example, the way Bree walks and talks and wears makeup feels to be designed to highlight her inherit masculinity, and made the character seem much more like a characterture than an actual transsexual woman.

Also, the whole plot with her therapist is a good example for Did Not Do The Research, as the WPATH SOC (also called the 'Standards of Care', the guidelines used by many health care professionals to determine who can/cannot have genital surgery) do not mention anything about family relations. If Bree had been living full-time as long as the movie seemed to imply, it would have been much easier for her to find other therapists and acquire the letter she needed than to embark on the adventure that was required for the plot.
suedenim
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03:27:10 PM Sep 13th 2010
Regarding the Video Games/ Persona 4 entry, someone commented:
  • That's more like a transvestite, surely?

Perhaps someone who knows the game can clarify. It sounds to me like the "real" character is a crossdresser (or maybe just "mannish" in attitude and style?) But only her "shadow" character is actually a pre-op transsexual? (Though it sounds like she still qualifies for the trope, since if I understand the descriptions of the game on Shadow Archetype, those would represent some sort of inner desire?)
99.21.80.215
06:30:43 PM Oct 6th 2010
Naoto dressed like a man and tried to disguise her voice (poorly). For the most part? Her shadow talked about how she felt disrespected or wasn't taken seriously. Being a detective is a man's business, no one's going to listen to a high schooler, much less a girl, or at least that's how she saw it.
suedenim
03:58:26 AM Oct 7th 2010
So it sounds like she wouldn't really fit this trope, then?
99.21.80.215
07:54:26 AM Oct 8th 2010
From what I can tell, no.
Katsuhagi
01:53:23 PM Feb 17th 2011
There's a lot of disagreement among fans about whether Naoto actually is trans, but as far as I know there's not a definite answer given in game, but it seems to point more towards that she's not. The general consensus is that she's some form of gendequeer, but its' hard to pin down.
suedenim
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06:39:30 AM Aug 22nd 2010
edited by loracarol
Regarding the Adam character on the De Grassi show: could someone clarify in the example whether Adam is FtM or MtF?
whitetigah
08:01:11 AM Aug 22nd 2010
Reading the Degrassi article, I found out Adam is FtM (exact words in the article are "Adam was born Gracie").
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