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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'': Sally Acorn is an unintentional example. She is pretty much one of the only female characters in the entire franchise to dress in the same manner as the males.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'': ''WesternAnimation/SonicTheHedgehogSatAM'': Sally Acorn is an unintentional example. She is pretty much one of the only female characters in the entire franchise to dress in the same manner as the males.


Bifauxnen, however, do not include trans men, as the latter ''are'' men, and not simply "mistaken" for men. Usually they can be distinguished by how they identify, such as Takatsuki from ''Manga/WanderingSon'', though it may be {{ambiguous|gender identity}} for some characters.

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Bifauxnen, however, do not include trans {{transgender}} men, as the latter ''are'' men, and not simply "mistaken" for men. Usually they can be distinguished by how they identify, such as Takatsuki Tetsuo from ''Manga/WanderingSon'', ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'', though it may be {{ambiguous|gender identity}} for some characters.


Some argue that bifauxnen, however, do not include "trans men," women who "identify" as men, claiming that they ''are'' men, and not simply "mistaken" for men, although they are actually biologically female. Usually they can be distinguished by how they identify, such as Takatsuki from ''Manga/WanderingSon'', though it may be {{ambiguous|gender identity}} for some characters.

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Some argue that bifauxnen, Bifauxnen, however, do not include "trans men," women who "identify" as trans men, claiming that they as the latter ''are'' men, and not simply "mistaken" for men, although they are actually biologically female.men. Usually they can be distinguished by how they identify, such as Takatsuki from ''Manga/WanderingSon'', though it may be {{ambiguous|gender identity}} for some characters.


Bifauxnen, however, do not include trans men, as the latter ''are'' men, and not simply "mistaken" for men. Usually they can be distinguished by how they identify, such as Takatsuki from ''Manga/WanderingSon'', though it may be {{ambiguous|gender identity}} for some characters.

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Bifauxnen, Some argue that bifauxnen, however, do not include trans "trans men," women who "identify" as men, as the latter claiming that they ''are'' men, and not simply "mistaken" for men.men, although they are actually biologically female. Usually they can be distinguished by how they identify, such as Takatsuki from ''Manga/WanderingSon'', though it may be {{ambiguous|gender identity}} for some characters.


** Utena's status is made a bit more complex by her dislike of actually being identified as masculine. Rather, she assumes the qualities of a prince as a heroic, energetic, and proactive figure, and the rest is window dressing; she is clearly a girl wearing a modified boy's uniform and explains her odd red shorts are a concession to playing sports.
** Meanwhile, in TheMovie retelling, no real reason is given for Utena's 'new' uniform (an ''un''modified boy's dress uniform) besides the fact it allows one of the major characters to not realize Utena is female until he's halfway into a fight scene. Considering she is also ''not'' oblivious to Anthy and Wakaba's flirting this time around, she's a more typical Bifauxnen in this portrayal.

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** Utena's status Utena in the series is made a bit more complex by very downplayed example. She wants to embody her dislike idea of a [[PrinceCharming "prince"]], however, she dislikes actually being identified as masculine. Rather, she assumes the qualities Thus her choice of a prince as a heroic, energetic, and proactive figure, and the rest attire is window dressing; she is clearly a girl generally feminine, wearing a modified boy's uniform and explains her odd with red shorts are a concession to playing sports.
and having long hair.
** Meanwhile, in TheMovie retelling, no real reason is given for In ''Anime/AdolescenceOfUtena'', Utena's 'new' uniform (an ''un''modified appearance is significantly more masculine. She wears a more typical boy's dress uniform) besides the fact it allows one uniform (with full pants) and has shorter hair. One of the major characters to does not realize Utena is female until he's halfway into a fight scene. Considering she is also ''not'' oblivious to Anthy and Wakaba's flirting this time around, she's a more typical Bifauxnen Her differing tastes in clothing in this portrayal.continuity is not given any specific explanation.


* Many female fans were ''extremely'' pissed off to discover that Maladict from Literature/MonstrousRegiment is, in fact, a girl. [[ButchLesbian Others were delighted.]]

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* Many female fans were ''extremely'' pissed off to discover that Maladict from Literature/MonstrousRegiment is, in fact, a girl. [[ButchLesbian [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Others were delighted.]]


* Many female fans were ''extremely'' pissed off to discover that Maladict from Literature/MonstrousRegiment is, in fact, a girl.

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* Many female fans were ''extremely'' pissed off to discover that Maladict from Literature/MonstrousRegiment is, in fact, a girl. [[ButchLesbian Others were delighted.]]


* Many female fans were ''extremely'' pissed off to discover that Maladict from Discworld/MonstrousRegiment is, in fact, a girl.

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* Many female fans were ''extremely'' pissed off to discover that Maladict from Discworld/MonstrousRegiment Literature/MonstrousRegiment is, in fact, a girl.


* Pictured above: Oscar from ''Manga/TheRoseOfVersailles'' is the archetypal example, more or less cribbed from the ''otokoyaku'' (boytype) role of the real-life {{Takarazuka}} Revue performers. ''The Rose of Versailles'' just happens to be one of their most famous performances.

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* Pictured above: Oscar from ''Manga/TheRoseOfVersailles'' is the archetypal example, more or less cribbed from the ''otokoyaku'' (boytype) role of the real-life {{Takarazuka}} Revue Creator/TakarazukaRevue performers. ''The Rose of Versailles'' just happens to be one of their most famous performances.



** Haruka Tenou (Sailor Uranus) is modeled on a real-life {{Takarazuka}} character. While this is less emphasized after her introduction in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], it made her very distinctive in promotional materials by adding some variety, and eventually [[CharacterExaggeration became her major character trait]] in the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]].

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** Haruka Tenou (Sailor Uranus) is modeled on a real-life {{Takarazuka}} Creator/{{Takarazuka|Revue}} character. While this is less emphasized after her introduction in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], it made her very distinctive in promotional materials by adding some variety, and eventually [[CharacterExaggeration became her major character trait]] in the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]].



* "Otokoyaku" (boy role) actresses in {{Takarazuka}}. Often leading to copious amounts of EvenTheGirlsWantHer.
* In Andrew Loomis's ''Drawing the Head & Hands'', he more or less sums up this trope when he talks about how artists have more leeway in drawing masculine looking women than [[DoubleStandard feminine looking men]] (keeping in mind this was in the early 20th century, before {{bishonen}} characters became popular).

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* "Otokoyaku" (boy role) actresses in {{Takarazuka}}.Creator/TakarazukaRevue. Often leading to copious amounts of EvenTheGirlsWantHer.
* In Andrew Loomis's ''Drawing the Head & Hands'', he more or less sums up this trope when he talks about how artists have more leeway in drawing masculine looking masculine-looking women than [[DoubleStandard feminine looking feminine-looking men]] (keeping in mind this was in the early 20th century, before {{bishonen}} characters became popular).


* During one ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' story, a new hero named The Rook joined the Global Guardians. It took almost a year to figure out that the team's new super''hero'' was actually a new super''heroine''.


* ''Series/{{Witchblade}}'': After castigating her younger partner for homophobia while investigating the murder of a gay man, Sara shows up to investigate the victim's bar dressed as a man, just to mess with him a little more.

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* ''Series/{{Witchblade}}'': ''Series/{{Witchblade}}'':
** "Diplopia":
After castigating her younger partner Jake for homophobia while investigating the murder of a gay man, Sara shows up to investigate the victim's bar dressed as a man, just to mess with him a little more.more.
** "Palindrome": The champion at an all-male underground fight club turns out to be a disguised woman, [[spoiler:specifically a {{Doppelganger}} of Sara herself]].

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* ''Series/{{Witchblade}}'': After castigating her younger partner for homophobia while investigating the murder of a gay man, Sara shows up to investigate the victim's bar dressed as a man, just to mess with him a little more.


* In ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', Bob, Lord Blackadder's page, (who is actually a young woman named Kate) is so attractive she manages to turn the head of the staunchly heterosexual Lord Blackadder even before TheReveal.
* Zigzaged wonderfully by Bellino in episode one of the 2005 ''Series/{{Casanova}}'' miniseries. Introduced as an accomplished singer, she presents herself as a man, albeit a castrato. The decidedly heterosexual Casanova is convinced that Bellino is a woman - and an attractive one at that - so he confronts her. After some intense flirting, he's shocked to find out that she really ''is'' a man, and then surprised some more to realise that he's still attracted to Bellino and wants to pursue a relationship anyway. Finally, convinced that his affections are serious, she admits that he was right the first time: she faked the "evidence", and she really was a woman all along.

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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'':
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In ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', the first episode of ''Blackadder II'', Bob, Lord Blackadder's page, (who is actually a young woman named Kate) is so attractive she manages to turn the head of the staunchly heterosexual Lord Blackadder even before TheReveal.
** Another incarnation of Bob appears in the ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' episode "Major Star", having lied to British Army recruiters and joined as a boy. This time Captain Blackadder isn't fooled for a minute, but lets it slide. The same episode features General Lord Melchett falling in LoveAtFirstSight with George's drag act, and then thinking RealityIsUnrealistic when the unit fakes "Georgina's" death and substitutes Bob as the drag perfomer.
* Zigzaged {{Zigzagged}} wonderfully by Bellino in episode one of the 2005 ''Series/{{Casanova}}'' miniseries. Introduced as an accomplished singer, she presents herself as a man, albeit a castrato. The decidedly heterosexual Casanova is convinced that Bellino is a woman - and an attractive one at that - so he confronts her. After some intense flirting, he's shocked to find out that she really ''is'' a man, and then surprised some more to realise that he's still attracted to Bellino and wants to pursue a relationship anyway. Finally, convinced that his affections are serious, she admits that he was right the first time: she faked the "evidence", and she really was a woman all along.


* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'': Rei Hasekura is a subversion. She happens to be a KendoTeamCaptain, tall, and short-haired, but this is the extent of her boyish qualities; [[{{Moe}} her short, delicate-looking]] ''petite soeur'' Yoshino is the actual tomboy of the [[MoeCouplet pair]]. Rei also tends to wear male (or at least male type) clothes when out of uniform, though this could be due to having difficulty find clothes in her size.

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* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'': ''LightNovel/MariaWatchesOverUs'': Rei Hasekura is a subversion. She happens to be a KendoTeamCaptain, tall, and short-haired, but this is the extent of her boyish qualities; [[{{Moe}} her short, delicate-looking]] ''petite soeur'' Yoshino is the actual tomboy of the [[MoeCouplet pair]]. Rei also tends to wear male (or at least male type) clothes when out of uniform, though this could be due to having difficulty find clothes in her size.



* [[spoiler:Chihiro]] from ''Anime/BattleSpiritsHeroes''. She seems like a {{Bishonen}} boy but is revealed to be a girl in episode 31. [[IKnewIt Fans had speculated]] this for a while.

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* [[spoiler:Chihiro]] from ''Anime/BattleSpiritsHeroes''. She seems like a {{Bishonen}} boy but is revealed to be a girl in episode 31. [[IKnewIt Fans had speculated]] this for a while.



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* ''Fanfic/{{Camellias}}'': With her dress pants, button-up shirt, vest, and tailcoat, upon meeting Blake, Weiss didn't instantly know she was female.

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* In ''Manga/AsteroidInLove'', Moe made her sister Megu dress like a butler, instead of a {{meido}}, when they work at their family bakery. Megu looks handsome in this uniform, something the customer agrees.

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