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Always Male

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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 (1973)

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.