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* Got a nod in the joint Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses[=/=]Mystery Science Theater 4000 riffing of the Chinese ''DragonBall'' movie. "[[{{Expy}} Oolong]]" shapeshifts into "Bulma" to get the "Dragon Pearl" from "Roshi"; the riff is "You know, this is an accurate depiction of most Internet relationships: one's really a guy, one's really a really old guy."

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* Got a nod in the joint Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses[=/=]Mystery Science Theater 4000 riffing of the Chinese ''DragonBall'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'' movie. "[[{{Expy}} Oolong]]" shapeshifts into "Bulma" to get the "Dragon Pearl" from "Roshi"; the riff is "You know, this is an accurate depiction of most Internet relationships: one's really a guy, one's really a really old guy."

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* Weaponized by the rebels in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', where [[PlayfulHacker Christian]] uses a female online persona to play mind games with an enemy officer.


** [[http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/archives/001369.php A study]] from the Daedalus Project shows 45% of female WoW characters are actually played by females.

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** [[http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/archives/001369.php A study]] from the Daedalus Project shows 45% of female WoW [=WoW=] characters are actually played by females.


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%%->''"I'm serious. She could actually be a 300 pound dude who lives in his momma's basement in suburban Detroit. And her name is Chuck."''
-->-- '''Aech''', ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne''


** These days this has been somewhat muddled, as close to 50% of the MMORPG players are starting to be women (apparently they are among the most popular "real" video games among the female populace), but often play as men due to either sexist character designs or horny teenagers hitting on them.

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** These days this has been somewhat muddled, as close to 50% of the MMORPG players are starting to be women (apparently they are among the most popular "real" video games among the female populace), but often play as men due to either sexist character designs or horny teenagers hitting on them. There ''is'' a portion that plays male just to be in a hot guy's body, but we don't talk about those.


* In the film ''Film/{{Closer}}'', Dan tricks Larry into thinking he's a girl, and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny they have cybersex]].

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* In the film ''Film/{{Closer}}'', Dan tricks Larry into thinking he's a girl, and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments they have cybersex]].

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** In a earlier episode parodying ''Franchise/DenshaOtoko'', when Shinpachi ask dating advices in a online forum, he get a answer from a nice, CoolBigSis girl...who is actually Hasegawa laughing behind his computer screen.


** Inverted with Akatsuki, who is a girl in real life but (initially) plays a male Assassin. After everyone gets trapped inside their own avatars, her first appearance is her asking Shiroe and Naotsugu to fetch her a sex change potion.



* Referenced in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', when [[GamerChick Minako]], [[GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak who was already going at the arcades when they still were men-only places]], beat the record at a game and the previous record holder accused her to be a guy in a ''really'' convincing disguise-and [[HilarityEnsues demanded she took off "his" disguise, ending with a kick in the face]].

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* Referenced in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', when [[GamerChick Minako]], [[GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak who was already going at the arcades when they still were men-only places]], beat the record at a game and the previous record holder accused her to be of being a guy in a ''really'' convincing disguise-and disguise - and [[HilarityEnsues demanded she took off "his" disguise, ending with a kick in the face]].



* In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' Beast gets into a relationship with a girl on a chatroom...who is actually [[FatBastard the Blob]], one of Magneto's henchmen, pretending to be a girl for kicks (a mutant genius supermodel, no less). Then Henry accidentally blabs about how Xavier brainwashed Magneto. [[TooDumbToLive Oops]].

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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' Beast gets into a relationship with a girl on a chatroom... who is actually [[FatBastard the Blob]], one of Magneto's henchmen, pretending to be a girl for kicks (a mutant genius supermodel, no less). Then Henry accidentally blabs about how Xavier brainwashed Magneto. [[TooDumbToLive Oops]].

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* During one of the RPGEpisode in ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', Gintoki choose to play as a female character. He do so because he know that they will need help to find the aliens who turned their body parts into screwdrivers, and think others players are more likely to help a girl. Kagura invert this by creating a burly male character.


Will ultimately lead to TheReveal where they [[UnsettlingGenderReveal show their true colors as blokes]] and laugh at the incensed regulars. Or a regular will wise up to his shenanigans and unmask him, causing everyone to point and laugh at him as [[SmugSnake he slinks away with his tail between his legs]]. Could also be a practical joke played by a regular to which everyone will simply have a good laugh. Most cases tend to end in the second case, which [[FridgeLogic brings up the question]] of why such trolls even bother doing it since the risk of being exposed far outweighs the potential gain. Note that [[HanlonsRazor not everyone who's biologically male and presents as female online is trolling]]; see CrossPlayer, {{Transsexual}}.

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Will ultimately lead to TheReveal where they [[UnsettlingGenderReveal show their true colors as blokes]] and laugh at the incensed regulars. Or a regular will wise up to his shenanigans and unmask him, causing everyone to point and laugh at him as [[SmugSnake he slinks away with his tail between his legs]]. Could also be a practical joke played by a regular to which everyone will simply have a good laugh. Most cases tend to end in the second case, which [[FridgeLogic brings up the question]] of why such trolls even bother doing it since the risk of being exposed far outweighs the potential gain. Note that [[HanlonsRazor not everyone who's biologically male and presents as female online is trolling]]; see CrossPlayer, {{Transsexual}}.{{Transgender}}.


* ZigZagged in one ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode. Ted dated a girl he met while playing World of Warcraft. Ted was playing a cute night elf, while the girl was playing a burly warrior.

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* ZigZagged in one ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode. Ted dated a girl he met while playing World ''World of Warcraft.Warcraft''. Ted was playing a cute night elf, while the girl was playing a burly warrior.



* Discussed in 'LetsPlay/LetsDrownOut Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood', where [[Creator/BenCroshaw Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw]] encouraged the viewers to go on a chatroom and be someone completely unlike themselves, such as a pregnant teenage black girl, to see the exciting side of roleplaying. This was also implied when Gabriel wondered about the time when Yahtzee was scamming players in WorldOfWarcraft by pretending to be a lady.

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* Discussed in 'LetsPlay/LetsDrownOut Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood', where [[Creator/BenCroshaw Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw]] encouraged the viewers to go on a chatroom and be someone completely unlike themselves, such as a pregnant teenage black girl, to see the exciting side of roleplaying. This was also implied when Gabriel wondered about the time when Yahtzee was scamming players in WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' by pretending to be a lady.

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* ''Manga/RecoveryOfAnMMOJunkie'' has a double whammy, with protagonist Moriko Morioka joining the MMO ''Fruits de Mer'' as a male character named Hayashi and becoming good friends with the ludicrously adorable Lily, who's played by a male office worker named Yuta Sakurai. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity (and romance) ensues]]. Their guildmaster Kanbe is aware of both their true genders, but keeps silent out of respect for their privacy.
** Their guildmate Himerelda is an example that everyone is aware of: she's a housewife playing a male elf but she doesn't adapt her behavior to her character's gender at all, making Himerelda come off as the guild's GayBestFriend-slash-CoolBigBro. Her husband is the guild's sub-leader Pokotaro and she'll occasionally log onto his account; she acts the same way as she does with Himerelda, which weirds out the rest of the guild since Pokotaro is a BigFun type normally.


* HarryPartridge's animated musical fan video, [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline "Back to Tamriel,"]] ends with him settling down with a gorgeous, well-endowed "elf mademoiselle." As TheStinger, he asked her if she's a woman in real life, to which she replies, in [[VocalDissonance the most masculine voice imaginable]], [[BlatantLies "Yes."]]

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* HarryPartridge's Creator/HarryPartridge's animated musical fan video, [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline "Back to Tamriel,"]] ends with him settling down with a gorgeous, well-endowed "elf mademoiselle." As TheStinger, he asked her if she's a woman in real life, to which she replies, in [[VocalDissonance the most masculine voice imaginable]], [[BlatantLies "Yes."]]


* 17th century duelist Julie "La Maupin" D'Aubigny was accused of being a crossdressing man. She responded by [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl ripping open her blouse and telling the audience to judge for themselves]].


* 17th century duelist Julie "La Maupin" D'Aubigny was accused of being a crossdressing man. She responded by ripping open her blouse and telling the audience to judge for themselves.

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* 17th century duelist Julie "La Maupin" D'Aubigny was accused of being a crossdressing man. She responded by [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl ripping open her blouse and telling the audience to judge for themselves.themselves]].

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