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Only men may wear a Carpet of Virility.

"Oh, poppycock! Female bandits? What next? Rubbish!"
Prince John, Disney's Robin Hood
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Much like roles that are Always Female, there are many roles largely (and often solely) designated to males. The name of the trope, however, is a bit of a misnomer, as some of these tropes can be subverted by making them female. In many cases, however, this doesn't work, especially for those involving love, sex or facial hair.

If a trope that's always male is applied to a female anyway, that's a Gender-Inverted Trope (a.k.a. "rare female example"). Again, this is not possible for many of these tropes, and is often done for comedic effect.

Compare Always Female.

See also Unisex Tropes.


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