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* FurryBaldness: Older male induviduals who are bald or balding.

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* FurryBaldness: Older male induviduals individuals who are bald or balding.



* MessyMaleFancyFemale: Female individuals appear smooth furred or feathered or elaborately groomed whereas male individuals appear scruffy or messy.

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* MessyMaleFancyFemale: Female individuals appear smooth furred smooth-furred or feathered or elaborately groomed groomed, whereas male individuals appear scruffy or messy.



* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern:'' The people of Graxos IV essentially look like golden skinned elves, but the females like Arisia Rrab have much more human looking feet. Males like her uncle Blish Rrab have only two toes which are widely spaced and more pointed.

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* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern:'' The people of Graxos IV essentially look like golden skinned golden-skinned elves, but the females like Arisia Rrab have much more human looking feet. Males like her uncle Blish Rrab have only two toes which are widely spaced and more pointed.



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* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern:'' The people of Graxos IV essentially look like golden skinned elves, but the females like Arisia Rrab have much more human looking feet. Males like her uncle Blish Rrab have only two toes which are widely spaced and more pointed.
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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}, it's noted that male Hork-Bajir have three horns, while females only have two. Also, female Andalites have smaller tail blades than males.

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}, ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' it's noted that male Hork-Bajir have three horns, while females only have two. Also, female Andalites have smaller tail blades than males.

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}, it's noted that male Hork-Bajir have three horns, while females only have two. Also, female Andalites have smaller tail blades than males.
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* Starting in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', the ''Pokémon'' series had introduced secondary sexual characteristics for certain Pokémon. Some, like the Frillish family and possibly the Gible family, fall into a subtrope, but others, such as Pokémon like Rhydon having larger horns when male, female Pikachu having heart-shaped tails, or female Combee having a red mark on one of their heads, are just this trope.
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Now a full discussion of these characteristics is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secondary_sex_characteristic well beyond the]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_dimorphism scope of this wiki]]; but when this subject arises in fiction, it can manifest itself in a variety of ways.

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Now a full discussion of these characteristics is [[https://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secondary_sex_characteristic well beyond the]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_dimorphism scope of this wiki]]; but when this subject arises in fiction, it can manifest itself in a variety of ways.


Now a full discussion of these characteristics is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_dimorphism well beyond the scope of this wiki]]; but when this subject arises in fiction, it can manifest itself in a variety of ways.

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Now a full discussion of these characteristics is [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secondary_sex_characteristic well beyond the]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_dimorphism well beyond the scope of this wiki]]; but when this subject arises in fiction, it can manifest itself in a variety of ways.

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* MessyMaleFancyFemale: Female individuals appear smooth furred or feathered or elaborately groomed whereas male individuals appear scruffy or messy.


Many times, fictional creatures are based on some manner of RealLife inspiration, and whether or not they have noticeable sexual dimorphism corresponds to whatever inspiration they came from -- if one author decides to [[CallARabbitASmeerp call a lion a Smeerp]], it makes sense that male Smeerps might have thick manes while female Smeerps do not, right?

Now a full discussion of these characteristics is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_dimorphism well beyond the scope of this wiki]]; but when dealing with this subject in fiction, it can manifest itself in a variety of ways.

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Many times, fictional creatures are based on some manner of RealLife inspiration, and whether or not they have noticeable sexual dimorphism corresponds to whatever inspiration they came from inspired them -- if one author decides to [[CallARabbitASmeerp call a lion a Smeerp]], it makes sense that male Smeerps might have thick manes while female Smeerps do not, right?

Now a full discussion of these characteristics is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_dimorphism well beyond the scope of this wiki]]; but when dealing with this subject arises in fiction, it can manifest itself in a variety of ways.



* HartmanHips: Female individuals posessing wide hips and a narrow waist, but a small bust. (Also common with anthropomorphism.)

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* HartmanHips: Female individuals posessing possessing wide hips and a narrow waist, but a small bust. (Also common with anthropomorphism.)



* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Female individuals posessing wide hips, a narrow waist, and a large bust. (Also common with anthropomorphism.)

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* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Female individuals posessing possessing wide hips, a narrow waist, and a large bust. (Also common with anthropomorphism.)



No RealLife examples please. Please only list fictional examples that aren't listed in any of the tropes listed here. Anything that fits in any of the tropes listed should be listed in that trope.

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No RealLife examples examples, please. Please only list fictional examples that aren't listed in any of the tropes listed here. Anything that fits in any of the tropes listed should be listed in that trope.

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* AnimalFacialHair: Male individuals with moustaches and/or beards.


* MasculineLinesFeminineCurves: Females have curvaceous bodies while males have squarer, more angular, or straighter bodies.

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* MasculineLinesFeminineCurves: Females have curvaceous bodies while males have squarer, more angular, angular or straighter bodies.


SecondarySexualCharacteristics are elements of a creature's physiology that result from it being male or female. It is one step removed from "primary sexual characteristics" (which describes the actual reproductive organs). For example, everyone knows that only male lions have that iconic mane of fur around their neck, and that only male mallard ducks have a green head; it is one of their species' SecondarySexualCharacteristics.

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SecondarySexualCharacteristics Secondary Sexual Characteristics are elements of a creature's physiology that result from it being male or female. It is one step removed from "primary sexual characteristics" (which describes the actual reproductive organs). For example, everyone knows that only male lions have that iconic mane of fur around their neck, and that only male mallard ducks have a green head; it is one of their species' SecondarySexualCharacteristics.
Secondary Sexual Characteristics.



!!Secondary Sexual Characteristic Gender Clues:

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!!Secondary Sexual Characteristic Gender Clues:
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* HourglassHottie: Female individuals posessing wide hips, a narrow waist, and a large bust. (Also common with anthropomorphism.)



* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Female individuals posessing wide hips, a narrow waist, and a large bust. (Also common with anthropomorphism.)



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!!Tropes That Get the Secondary Sexual Characteristics of Animals Wrong:
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SecondarySexualCharacteristics are elements of a creature's physiology that result from it being male or female. It is one step removed from "primary sexual characteristics" (which describes the actual reproductive organs, and we don't talk about that). For example, everyone knows that only male lions have that iconic mane of fur around their neck, and that only male mallard ducks have a green head; it is one of their species' SecondarySexualCharacteristics.

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SecondarySexualCharacteristics are elements of a creature's physiology that result from it being male or female. It is one step removed from "primary sexual characteristics" (which describes the actual reproductive organs, and we don't talk about that).organs). For example, everyone knows that only male lions have that iconic mane of fur around their neck, and that only male mallard ducks have a green head; it is one of their species' SecondarySexualCharacteristics.


** PinkBoyBlueGirl: When the inversion is literal.

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