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* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' has the chunky and functional (male) WALL•E next to the sleek (female) Eve. The other Axiom robots who are (presumably) male are more angled and squareish, reminiscent of WALL•E's cube shape. The sole exception is the hairstyling and makeup bot, which speaks in a female voice, subverting the trope. Part of the reason for TertiarySexualCharacteristics is that closed captioning doesn't confer gender identification. The PR-T's are also all pink... save for a [[TheOneGuy single]] [[PinkGirlBlueBoy blue]] one visible in the background in one shot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' has the chunky and functional (male) WALL•E next to the sleek (female) Eve. The other Axiom robots who are (presumably) male are more angled and squareish, reminiscent of WALL•E's cube shape. The sole exception is the hairstyling and makeup bot, which speaks in a female voice, subverting the trope. Part of the reason for TertiarySexualCharacteristics Tertiary Sexual Characteristics is that closed captioning doesn't confer gender identification. The PR-T's are also all pink... save for a [[TheOneGuy single]] [[PinkGirlBlueBoy blue]] one visible in the background in one shot.



* The ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' toy line rarely used traditional characteristics; the most female-looking character as definitely Roodaka, the spider queen. However, the line ''created'' an internal TertiarySexualCharacteristic, the color blue. The only female tribe to get toys was the water tribe, and at least ninety percent of all blue figures were members of the water tribe. So, any figure that was blue was assumed to be female until otherwise noted. Though in the current iteration of the franchise, called Gen 2 by the fans, this rule may no longer apply. Korgot, Protector of Earth, is confirmed as female.

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* The ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' toy line rarely used traditional characteristics; the most female-looking character as definitely Roodaka, the spider queen. However, the line ''created'' an internal TertiarySexualCharacteristic, Tertiary Sexual Characteristic, the color blue. The only female tribe to get toys was the water tribe, and at least ninety percent of all blue figures were members of the water tribe. So, any figure that was blue was assumed to be female until otherwise noted. Though in the current iteration of the franchise, called Gen 2 by the fans, this rule may no longer apply. Korgot, Protector of Earth, is confirmed as female.



* Averted in ''VideoGame/ThreeInThree'': the title character (a ''talking digit'') is addressed as "Ms. 3" despite having no TertiarySexualCharacteristics.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/ThreeInThree'': the title character (a ''talking digit'') is addressed as "Ms. 3" despite having no TertiarySexualCharacteristics.Tertiary Sexual Characteristics.

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* The female PlayerCharacter in ''VideoGame/ThePedestrian'' has the lower half of her body be composed mainly of a triangle with legs coming out the bottom. This triangle is meant to be a dress.


* As with Lola Bunny (see below), [[Series/SesameStreet Abby Cadabby]] is a serious point of contention for some [[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppet]] fans, and for many of the same reasons. Abby is a bright pink and purple [[FairyCompanion Fairy]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]] (it looks disturbingly like [[ExecutiveMeddling the character was designed by a marketing committee]]), complete with pigtails and a skirt. In contrast, very few other Muppet creatures on ''Sesame Street'' -or several other Muppet productions come to think of it- have any really obvious gender clues. Miss Piggy is the only one who springs readily to mind.

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* As with Lola Bunny (see below), [[Series/SesameStreet Abby Cadabby]] is a serious point of contention for some [[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppet]] fans, and for many of the same reasons. Abby is a bright pink and purple [[FairyCompanion Fairy]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses [[GratuitousPrincess Princess]] (it looks disturbingly like [[ExecutiveMeddling the character was designed by a marketing committee]]), complete with pigtails and a skirt. In contrast, very few other Muppet creatures on ''Sesame Street'' -or several other Muppet productions come to think of it- have any really obvious gender clues. Miss Piggy is the only one who springs readily to mind.


* In [[VideoGame/GuildWars2]], nearly every non playable race in the game has male and female members, but in most cases the only way you can tell them apart is from their voices. Particularly notable in the case of ogres, where the females look exactly as masculine and hulking as the males.

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* In [[VideoGame/GuildWars2]], VideoGame/GuildWars2, nearly every non playable race in the game has male and female members, but in most cases the only way you can tell them apart is from their voices. Particularly notable in the case of ogres, where the females look exactly as masculine and hulking as the males.

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* In [[VideoGame/GuildWars2]], nearly every non playable race in the game has male and female members, but in most cases the only way you can tell them apart is from their voices. Particularly notable in the case of ogres, where the females look exactly as masculine and hulking as the males.


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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':''WesternAnimation/{{The Lion King|1994}}'':



** This trope is the reason for a huge [[BrokenBase debate]] in the fandom. The cub at the end of the first movie has male markings but the cub in the [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride sequel film]] is a female named Kiara. They have numerous design differences which have not gone unnoticed by viewers. This has caused EpilepticTrees that the cub in the first film is actually Kopa, Simba's retconned son in [[Literature/TheLionKingSixNewAdventures series of books]] released shortly after the first film, and Kiara is actually Simba's and Nala's second cub.

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** This trope is the reason for a huge [[BrokenBase debate]] in the fandom. The cub at the end of the first movie has male markings but the cub in the [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride [[WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride sequel film]] is a female named Kiara. They have numerous design differences which have not gone unnoticed by viewers. This has caused EpilepticTrees that the cub in the first film is actually Kopa, Simba's retconned son in [[Literature/TheLionKingSixNewAdventures series of books]] released shortly after the first film, and Kiara is actually Simba's and Nala's second cub.



* Lampshaded by ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'' in the ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' review (after [[SamusIsAGirl Samus is revealed to be a girl]]):

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* Lampshaded by ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'' in the ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Mulan}}'' review (after [[SamusIsAGirl Samus is revealed to be a girl]]):



* Sabor the leopard from ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' has no feminine characteristics, and doesn't speak. She however is confirmed to be female and apparently had offspring according to some material. The gorillas too lacked heavy gender differentiation aside from their voices (although Kala has dark eyelids that look like she wears eyeshadows), which led to ViewerGenderConfusion with Terk, who was voiced by Rosie O'Donnell.

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* Sabor the leopard from ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Tarzan}}'' has no feminine characteristics, and doesn't speak. She however is confirmed to be female and apparently had offspring according to some material. The gorillas too lacked heavy gender differentiation aside from their voices (although Kala has dark eyelids that look like she wears eyeshadows), which led to ViewerGenderConfusion with Terk, who was voiced by Rosie O'Donnell.



* In the first ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' film, the Darling's son has an extremely pink bedroom and an equally pink wardrobe. The sequel released decades later swapped it for blue, probably due to pink becoming less unisex since the original film.

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* In the first ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' ''WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp'' film, the Darling's son has an extremely pink bedroom and an equally pink wardrobe. The sequel released decades later swapped it for blue, probably due to pink becoming less unisex since the original film.


[[caption-width-right:300:They've got [[HairDecorations bows]], makeup, pink attire, skirts, and high heels. Yup, [[DisguisedInDrag definitely girls]]. I swear that's Minnie and Daisy.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:They've got [[HairDecorations bows]], bows, makeup, pink attire, skirts, and high heels. Yup, [[DisguisedInDrag definitely girls]]. I swear that's Minnie and Daisy.]]



* {{Long|HairIsFeminine}} or heavily-styled hair with [[HairDecorations decorations]], even if their species [[NonMammalianHair doesn't even]] ''[[NonMammalianHair have]]'' [[NonMammalianHair hair in real life]]!

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* {{Long|HairIsFeminine}} or heavily-styled hair with [[HairDecorations decorations]], decorations, even if their species [[NonMammalianHair doesn't even]] ''[[NonMammalianHair have]]'' [[NonMammalianHair hair in real life]]!



* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' cleverly uses the same accessory as one for male and female at the same time. One of the bosses fought is a large domino with a masculine top half named Pip, and a feminine bottom half named Dot. There is a bow in the middle of the domino that would serve as a [[RingAroundTheCollar bow tie]] for Pip, as well as a [[HairDecorations hair bow]] for Dot.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' cleverly uses the same accessory as one for male and female at the same time. One of the bosses fought is a large domino with a masculine top half named Pip, and a feminine bottom half named Dot. There is a bow in the middle of the domino that would serve as a [[RingAroundTheCollar bow tie]] for Pip, as well as a [[HairDecorations hair bow]] bow for Dot.


[[caption-width-right:300:They've got [[HairDecorations bows]], makeup, pink attire, skirts, and high heels. Yup, [[DisguisedInDrag definitely girls]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:They've got [[HairDecorations bows]], makeup, pink attire, skirts, and high heels. Yup, [[DisguisedInDrag definitely girls]]. I swear that's Minnie and Daisy.]]


[[caption-width-right:300:[[HairDecorations Bows?]] Check. Lipstick? Check. Eyelashes? Check. Makeup? Check. [[PinkGirlBlueBoy Lots of pink?]] Check. [[NonMammalMammaries Breasts?]] Half check. Jewelry? Check. Skirts? Check. High Heels? Check. No mistake, [[DisguisedInDrag they're girls!]] Definetly NOT Mickey and Donald, absolutely Minnie and Daisy.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[HairDecorations Bows?]] Check. Lipstick? Check. Eyelashes? Check. Makeup? Check. [[PinkGirlBlueBoy Lots of pink?]] Check. [[NonMammalMammaries Breasts?]] Half check. Jewelry? Check. Skirts? Check. High Heels? Check. No mistake, [[caption-width-right:300:They've got [[HairDecorations bows]], makeup, pink attire, skirts, and high heels. Yup, [[DisguisedInDrag they're girls!]] Definetly NOT Mickey and Donald, absolutely Minnie and Daisy.definitely girls]].]]


[[caption-width-right:300:[[HairDecorations Bows?]] Check. Lipstick? Check. Eyelashes? Check. Makeup? Check. [[PinkGirlBlueBoy Lots of pink?]] Check. [[NonMammalMammaries Breasts?]] Half check. Jewelry? Check. Skirts? Check. High Heels? Check. No mistake, [[DisguisedInDrag they're girls!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[HairDecorations Bows?]] Check. Lipstick? Check. Eyelashes? Check. Makeup? Check. [[PinkGirlBlueBoy Lots of pink?]] Check. [[NonMammalMammaries Breasts?]] Half check. Jewelry? Check. Skirts? Check. High Heels? Check. No mistake, [[DisguisedInDrag they're girls!]]]]
girls!]] Definetly NOT Mickey and Donald, absolutely Minnie and Daisy.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/KipoAndTheAgeOfWonderbeasts'': The mob frogs. While male frogs all seem to have small mustaches, female frogs seem to all have fuller lips. Outside of that, they're all very similar, especially considering they all wear the same outfits.


** One of the ads for a home video game system version of Ms. Pac Man had the titular yellow gobbling-disk try to convince us otherwise, by singing "Honey, don'tcha know / I'm more than Pac Man with a bow!"

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** One of the ads for a home video game system version of Ms. Pac Man Pac-Man had the titular yellow gobbling-disk try to convince us otherwise, by singing "Honey, don'tcha know / I'm more than Pac Man with a bow!"bow!"
** The cartoon version of Pac-Man at least got an article of clothing like his wife: he's almost never seen without his trusty red hat.


* [=OI4k=] members Irish Airborne and Sami Callihan are represented by a skull missing its lower jaw and crossbones. Nevaeh is a member too with the same symbol, only with a pink bow tied around the bones.

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* [=OI4k=] members Irish Airborne and Sami Callihan Wrestling/SamiCallihan are represented by a skull missing its lower jaw and crossbones. Nevaeh is a member too with the same symbol, only with a pink bow tied around the bones.


-->'''Criquette''': Let me see out baby! Is it a boy? Is it a girl?
-->'''Brett''': My medical expertise allows me to see that the pajamas are blue, so it's either a boy or a colorblind girl.

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-->'''Criquette''': Let me see out baby! Is it a boy? Is it a girl?
-->'''Brett''':
girl?\\
'''Brett''':
My medical expertise allows me to see that the pajamas are blue, so it's either a boy or a colorblind girl.



* [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] by ''Website/TheCrewOfTheCopperColoredCupids'', where Juliet-178 is the only known female [[ClockworkCreature Cupid]] (seemingly created by a quirk of the Great Foundries), and the only practical consequences of this are that she has long eyelashes, a high-pitched voice, and wears a bow. Also Justified, of course, in that the Cupids are clockwork beings who are only very stylized representations of humanoid figures.

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* [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] {{Parodied|Trope}} by ''Website/TheCrewOfTheCopperColoredCupids'', where Juliet-178 is the only known female [[ClockworkCreature Cupid]] (seemingly created by a quirk of the Great Foundries), and the only practical consequences of this are that she has long eyelashes, a high-pitched voice, and wears a bow. Also Justified, of course, in that the Cupids are clockwork beings who are only very stylized representations of humanoid figures.


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* ''WebVideo/FeministFrequency'': Discussed in ''[[https://feministfrequency.com/video/ms-male-character-tropes-vs-women/ Ms. Male Character – Tropes vs Women]]'':
--> The design elements that were used to transform Pac-Man into Ms. Pac-Man are referred to as feminizing gendered signifiers – the bow, the makeup, the long eyelashes are all specific stylistic choices; they are all part of our culture’s visual vocabulary intended to convey information about gender to the viewer. Game designers use these stereotypical attributes as a sort of shorthand to quickly identify a given character as female.\\
Childlike hair decorations are by far the most frequented accessory used for this purpose. It’s standard practice for creators to, just, put a big bow on top of an anthropomorphized animal or personified object in order to communicate that the character is not male.

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--> Sweetie, you're becoming a woman now. Soon you'll develop long eyelashes and a hair-bow.

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