An Always Female, or Always Male, trope that is applied to the opposite gender.
While it's not possible to pull off with many of these tropes, due to some of them requiring certain biological features, and others are automatically seen in a different light when gender-inverted, (like the Mama Bear and the Papa Wolf), making them an entirely different trope, others are only based on certain generic concepts associated with the gender, and nothing stops the writers from playing with them.
It might be Played for Drama, Played for Laughs as a character's unique quirk, or even not intended at all: For example, maybe a writer simply thought that gypsy men are hot, and didn't even realize that Hot Gypsy Woman is a lot more common trope.
Conversely, it can be our own fault, due to Values Dissonance, as our trope definitions are largely based on Western and Japanese works, so it is possible that for example an Indian or Latin American show's characters can be only described with our vocabulary as "Like this trope, but male", even though it could be considered a different trope over there, but none of us knows enough about the culture to make a page for it. If the two tropes are indeed separate, they can have separate pages created.
In trope lists, it is often referred to as Rare Male Example and Rare Female Example.
Compare Distaff Counterpart, Unisex Tropes.
- In Haruka Nogizaka's Secret, Shute Sutherland is a Rich Bastard with a Boy Posse, sporting a Nobleman's Laugh.
- The relationship between Haruhi Suzumiya and Kyon is sometimes described as Belligerent Sexual Tension, but with a male Tsundere, and a female Jerk.
- In Is This A Zombie?, the male lead gets Magical Girl powers.
- In DNA2, Kotomi is a rare female example of a Gass Hole with her frequent farting.
- In Iono the Fanatics, the protagonist is a young queen of a foreign country. She likes girls, too: she has 1000 courtesans. She goes so far as to call herself a "skirt chaser".
- In Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!, it is the heroine Nyaruko who is the perverted one and the male protagonist Mahiro punishes her for indecent behaviour by stabbing her with a fork, making her bleed and squick.
- In Saiyuki, three of the protagonists are a male version of The Three Faces of Eve: Innocent and not so bright Son Goku (the Child), patient House Husband Cho Hakkai (the Wife) and flirty stud Sha Gojyo (the Seductress).
- Shiro from K is a Moe Non-Action Guy who carries a Parasol of Prettiness, blushes constantly, and used to have long hair (and wears hair clips in multiple official art pictures).
- Every Clan has a male Team Mom.
- Tsukipro does this in so many ways. Like K, every unit has a male Team Mom; male characters wear skirts, hair decorations, and impossibly frilly clothes often; male performers model for womens' products without a second thought, etc.
- In The Weatherman Is My Lover, Amasawa is a Cosplay Otaku Guy.
- In Hetalia: Axis Powers Poland, Finland, Sealand and Prussia have many characteristics of a Plucky Girl. Albeit their versions are highly flamboyant (Poland), Finland, childish (Sealand) and/or narcissistic (Prussia) ones.
- And let's not forget that Germany and England are male versions of the Tsundere trope.
- Austria and Hungary meanwhile invert the Lady and Knight trope, with Hungary more often than not being the knight.
- Norway's hair-clip proves that it's not just the girls who are cuter with hair decs.
- Japan (fittingly) is a male Yamato Nadeshiko.
- Brock from the Pokémon anime is Team Mom supreme. He cooks, cleans, heals injured Pokémon, and even Ash's mother praises his domestic skills ("He's a better seamstress than I'll ever be"). It's overt from his first episode, as we first see him taking care of his nine brothers and sisters in their parents' absence, and his stated goal is to be a Pokémon Breeder (one who raises/cares for Pokémon). Eventually he leaves to become a Pokémon Doctor.
- Kamille Bidan from Zeta Gundam and Dilandau Albatou from The Vision of Escaflowne are male versions of The Ophelia at some point of the story. They both get better.
- And in the second case, Dilandau actually starts out as a girl.
- Ishida and arguably Yumichika from Bleach are also genderflipped Plucky Girls.
- There's more than one male Yamato Nadeshiko in manga and anime. Some examples are: Kiminobu Kogure from Slam Dunk; Shouma Takakura from Penguindrum; Japan (obviously) from Hetalia: Axis Powers; Haku from Naruto; Yukito Tsukishiro and Fujitaka Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura; Seiichiro Aoki from X/1999; Miyazaki from the Tokyo Babylon OAV, and arguably young!Subaru before it got worse; Taro Misaki from Captain Tsubasa; Tomohisa Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Rey from Saint Beast, etc.
- Misaki from Only the Flower Knows is an endearingly clumsy boy who initially behaves irritably, but gradually warms up to his love interest over time, acting more shy and easily flustered around him. Said love interest also finds his teary face adorable. Unsurprisingly, he's from a Boys' Love manga.
- Eco from Plus-Si is a male Kawaiiko.
- Night from Absolute Boyfriend is a Magical Boyfriend.
- Kuranosuke from Princess Jellyfish is a male Nerd Nanny, and a Manic Pixie Dream Guy.
- Not to mention a Bifauxjo.
- In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Sirica wants to kill Meta Knight because he killed her mother (the normal version of the trope was played straight earlier by Knuckle Joe).
- Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail is The Big Guy of her Five-Man Band as she's one of the strongest female wizards of the title guild; notable because her team group is not an Amazon Brigade.
- Similarly to Erza, Kagura from Gintama is The Big Guy too due to her immense strength (she is a Yato, a clan of incredibly strong Amanto). And she's younger than the guys in her group.
- Codename: Sailor V has an example of Villains Want Heroines, and an example of Unlucky Everydudette.
- Kill la Kill:
- Aikuro Mikisugi is a male version of a Shameless Fanservice Girl in a Vapor Wear.
- Nui Harime is a female version of a Sissy Villain.
- Happiness is a rare series where a boy wears Proper Tights with a Skirt.
- In Fushigi Yuugi, Emperor Hotohori is very elegant and handsome swordsman with long hair - this makes him a male Lady of War.
- In Vandread, Bart is a Spaceship Boy.
- The self-proclaimed Great Teacher Onizuka is a Sensei-kun.
- In Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, badass Action Girl Balsa is the bodyguard of the young Prince Chagum, in a gender inversion of the classic Badass and Child Duo.
- Sho from Skip Beat! is a male Idol Singer.
- An episode of Hell Girl features a woman who killed her son out of greed and got away with it. She blackmails a girl who she thinks found out about it by holding the girl's dogs hostage. Unlike most examples, the woman also killed the boy's grandparents to get at their inheritance money. She gets what's coming to her in the end.
- Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! is a Magical Boy Warrior show, and also has male versions of Phoneaholic Teenager and Cute Sports Club Manager.
- The sequel, Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss!, throws a Magical Boy Kingliness Test into the mix.
- Daily Lives of High School Boys and Tsuritama are Schoolboy Series. Ditto for You and Me and Seishun Kouryakuhon.
- I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying has a Yaoi Fanboy and a Deconfirmed Bachelorette.
- Miss Kobayashi of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (by the same author as the above) is a Salarywoman.
- Takeo Goda from My Love Story!! is basically a Stock Shojo Hero.
- Sanrio Boys (especially its web incarnation) is probably the closest thing there is to a Rare Male Example of an Otaku Surrogate, being about a group of pretty boys who like Sanrio products. Although to be fair, it does have a basis in reality. It also has a big helping of Schoolboy Series tropes as well.
- Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu is another Otaku Surrogate, this time concerning a handsome Yaoi Fanboy and his dealing with loving the genre.
- Saint Seiya has a male version of Frilly Upgrade, as the Bronze Cloths eventually become "Divine Cloths".
- In Tokyo Mew Mew, Tart has Boyish Pigtails.
- Yuri Danshi is all about an overzealous Yuri Fan who ships the girls in his school, similar to a typical Yaoi Fangirl character.
- Alois Trancy From Black Butler II is a disturbing male example of a Fille Fatale.
- In the Infinite Stratos second season OVA, Charlotte has a dream in which Ichika and she are Master and Servant Girl respectively.
- Magical Girl Ore is about girls becoming Super Gender-Bender Magical Boy Warriors.
- Fate/Apocrypha has Wholesome Crossdresser Astolfo, who is described as 'beautiful beyond compare', which could reasonably be taken to see him as the World's Most Beautiful Man.
- Komi Can't Communicate has an inversion of Panty Shot - while climbing with Komi, Tadano's pants slip down to the point where she can see the top of his underwear, and struggles to avert her gaze.
- Superhero's dads/paternal figures tend to be an example of Disposable Men. Here are some important examples of this trope:
- Uncle Ben is the main reason why Spider-Man is a hero. It's not surprising why the sentence "with great power comes great responsibility" note is associated with the character, and he also serves as a reminder of why Spider-man doesn't follow his selfish desires and instead become an altruist who tries to do the right thing for others.
- During his lifetime, Thomas Wayne tries to turn the corrupted Gotham City into a better place to live. His son Bruce Wayne, also know as The Dark Knight, tries to do the same, but in a less diplomatic way. Despite some works casting doubt on how morally correct Thomas was, most of them represent him as The Good King who always did the right thing in favour of his city despite his failures, and his death by the hands of the crime he used to fight is the principal motivation why Batman exists.
- In Superman's Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, Pete Ross suffers a male version of Stuffed into the Fridge.
- Plastic Man is a male version of a Navel-Deep Neckline.
- Battle Couple Green Arrow and Black Canary often gender flip Guys Smash, Girls Shoot, with Canary being the hand-to-hand expert and Arrow being, obviously, an archer, though they are both highly proficient in their opposing skill as well.
- Secret Wars (2015) has a male example of The Smurfette Principle — the Mighty Defenders team is made up almost entirely of female superheroes, with Spider-Man (a.k.a. Spider-Hero) as the only male on the team.
- Spider-Man is also one of the oldest examples of She-Fu, always using his superhuman agility to maximum effect.
- In The Gatherers Saga, Proctor is an example of Man Scorned. In his world, he married Sersi, but when she lost interest in him, he killed her, and now wants to kill all Sersis from all alternate universes.
- In Al's Baby, Al becomes a male Pregnant Badass, and Al Jr. is a male Daddy's Little Villain.
- Sabretooth is a rare case of Rated M for Manly Pretty in Mink.
- In First Try Series, Tetsuo is a male example of Career Versus Man.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfic Stallions On Strike is about the 1960s-70s feminist movement with stallions.
- Zastruga, a Rise of the Guardians fanfic, has Jack Frost playing the Boy in the Tower while being held by Pitch. As a further inversion, the "tower" in question stretches down into the ground, rather than rising above it.
- In Here, There Be Dragons, Bilbo is a Mafia Prince.
- God Save the Esteem has Cindy Brolsma as something like a female Kavorka Man.
- Hunting the Unicorn Cerebus Retcons Blaine Anderson into either The Ingenue or the Princess Classic. Despite also fitting the Prince Charming or Knight in Shining Armor archetypes, Blaine's optimism and naivete inevitably break him when a Surprisingly Realistic Outcome occurred.
- Benedict (the hotheaded aggressive Out of Town), Tank (the smart easygoing Downtown) and Kidd (sarcastic style-oriented Uptown) of Pokémon Crossing are Town Boys.
- In Missing Linc, Rusty shows signs of being a Violently Protective Boyfriend when he threatens to beat up Papa Wheelie and Flat Tire upon learning that they threatened his girlfriend Polly.
- Code Geass: Paladins of Voltron: Has a grandmother and grandson Like Father, Like Son. Lelouch rebelled against Britannia for their mistreatment of others and himself, just like his grandmother did with the Galra Empire. In fact, if Lelouch's maternal grandmother actually is Krolia, then she is the one person in his family he most takes after, choosing to battle a seemingly insurmountable foe to improve the lives of others even though doing so would likely be to his detriment.
- In Chapter 4 of Run to You, Starscream has a male Lingerie Scene when he admires the lingerie he bought for his tryst with Skyfire.
- Monsters vs. Aliens features a teenage couple making out in their car when the giant robot probe arrives. Unlike most examples of a teen couple, it's the chick who's pushing the shy Jerk Jock for sex, and she ends up carrying him away from the probe.
- In Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Sherman is a Cute Clumsy Boy.
- In Turning Red, Ming is a Brooding Girl to Jin's Gentle Boy.
- Blondie Johnson is a gender inversion of the Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster! trope.
- Nate in The Devil Wears Prada is a male Wet Blanket Wifenote per the screenwriter.
That was a 'girlfriend' part, really ... That's a part that a lot of women end up playing, the 'why aren't you home more,' the naggy wife.
- Ash from the Evil Dead series started out as a Final Boy.
- Candace in Final Destination 5 is a female Jerk Jock, a gymnast who chides Olivia for her weight despite Olivia being the film's main Ms. Fanservice character. (Olivia's response: "Sweetie, it's not fat. They're called tits.")
- In Ghostbusters (2016), Kevin is a male Sexy Secretary.
- In The Golden Child, the title character is a male example of a Barrier Maiden.
- Hair Spray (the 2007 version), has female versions of Big Fun and Fat and Skinny, while Link and Tracy's relationship can best be described as Single Man Seeks Good Woman.
- In House (no, not that one), Roger is a male example of Navel-Deep Neckline, sporting an absurd deep V-neck sweater that exposes half of his chest.
- Harry Hart in Kingsman: The Secret Service is a Gentleman of War.
- In A Knight's Tale, Kate's husband serves as a male version of The Lost Lenore.
- Lawrence of Arabia:
- As an inspirational leader of less than exalted origins who brings together warring tribes in their fight for an independent homeland and affects an aura of mythic heroism, Lawrence plays the Arab Revolt's Jeanne d'Archétype. However, the homeland he's fighting for is not his own, which leads to complications most Jeannes don't have to deal with.
- Lawrence of Arabia also features a man doing a Girly Skirt Twirl and a Rape and Revenge subplot with a male victim.
- Lifeforce features a gender inverted take on the Dracula model by having a female vampire, the beautiful Space Girl, manipulating the desires and ultimately dominating Weak-Willed men while being aided by two male brides.
- Marvel Cinematic Universe:
- These◊ posters of Captain America and Bucky Barnes from Avengers: Infinity War is a Rare Male Example of Boobs-and-Butt Pose. Same goes for Spider-Man in this poster◊ of Spider-Man: Far From Home, despite the fact that he is a teenager (although, his actor is not).
- Thor has what can best be described as a Magical Boy Kingliness Test for the title character, who is also a Magical Boyfriend. His brother Loki is a Brainy Brunet (magic and science are the same thing on Asgard), a Cute Monster Boy (when Odin finds him as a baby), a Dark Magical Boy, a male Green-Skinned Space Babe (when he's exposed to the Jötnar's power) and a Vain Sorcerer.
- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves has a gender-reversed instance of Outdoor Bath Peeping.
- The Room inverts The Unfair Sex by seeming to make out that the affair is all Lisa's fault, even though Mark was having it just as much as she was To be fair, Mark at least feels a pang of guilt about what's going on. But that's not enough to dissuade him until Johnny commits suicide.
- May Day (Grace Jones), from the James Bond film A View to a Kill, is a Scary Black Woman.
- X-Men Film Series:
- X-Men: The Last Stand: Defrosting Ice King is alluded to when the Phoenix (who is presumably using her telepathy) says to Wolverine, "What, you think [the Professor's] not in your head, too? Look at you, Logan. He's tamed you."
- X-Men: First Class:
- Dr. Charles Xavier and Dr. Hank McCoy are Brainy Brunets.
- Charles is a male My Beloved Smother towards his foster sister Raven Darkholme.
- X-Men: Days of Future Past:
- Dr. Bolivar Trask is a Barrier Man.
- Peter Maximoff is a Genki Guy.
- X-Men: Apocalypse: Professor X is a Barrier Man and a male Team Mom.
- Mavis of Young Adult is a female version of The Slacker.
- Kisses for My President is a 1964 Comedy about a man (Fred MacMurray) whose wife elected the first woman President of the United States and he has to adjust to novelty of being the first "First gentleman".
- Ara the Handsome is a male version of Fairest of Them All.
- Harry Potter:
- Percy Weasley is a Go Getter Guy.
- Draco Malfoy aspires to be a Jerk Jock, but he's really more of a male Alpha Bitch.
- Collin Creevey is arguably the example of a male Fan Girl.
- Holes has a rare female example of an Evil Prison Warden as the Big Bad. There is also, in the backstory, Kissin' Kate Barlow, a woman who takes revenge for the murder of her beloved by becoming a bandit.
- The Hunger Games has a gender-reversed instance of Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl, with Katniss as the brooding girl and Peeta as the gentle boy.
- Kate Crackernuts reads in part like a Gender Flipped version of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, with Kate getting to marry the prince as a Standard Heroine Reward.
- Archie Goodwin in the Nero Wolfe series is a rare male Sassy Secretary.
- The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System: Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong is an example of a Reborn As Villain Story.
- Victoria features a rare male example of a Femme Fatale Spy, a stunningly attractive Camp Gay crossdresser who successfully passes as a gorgeous young woman and proceeds to seduce (and later blackmail) a senior political figure, literally catalyzing a civil war.
- Austin & Ally gender-flips the P.O.V. Boy, Poster Girl trope. Ally is the POV Girl, while Austin is the Poster Boy that drives the plot along.
- The Stripperiffic Triad sports gear in Battlestar Galactica (1978) are worn by men. Mainly Apollo, Starbuck and Boomer.
- In The Brittas Empire, Tim is a Clingy Jealous Guy to Gavin.
- One episode of El Chapulín Colorado featured a House Husband whose life was so similar to a House Wife's it was Played for Laughs. He complained about his wife wanting to watch a game instead of taking him to the movies like she promised; tells her "don't touch me" like some wives usually do on TV while mad at her husbands. When the husband of a former patient of his (he was a gynecologist before becoming a House Husband when his wife started making more money then he did) showed up needing help, Chapulin encouraged him, stating he needed to show men could work.
- CSI: Miami has an example of False Widower.
- CSI: NY uses Toplessness from the Back to show the audience Mac's healed bullet wound as he exits the shower in the opening of the season 9 premiere, "Reignited."
- CSI-verse as a whole uses the male version of Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Vegas has Gil, and later DB, New York has Mac, and Miami has Horatio.
- Renn Kousaka/Go-on Blue from Engine Sentai Go-onger, a near-perfect example of a male Yamato Nadeshiko and Team Mom.
- Matilda from Everything's Gonna Be Okay is a rare female example of an autistic character, and her characterization averts the Hollywood Autism trope.
- Fantasy Island invoked it in an episode where a secretary, feeling like a sexual bargaining chip for her boss (Quote: "What am I, a piece of meat?") is given a chance to be CEO with a male secretary. She ends up promising a client a dinner date with her secretary in exchange for a lucrative business deal. Cue the Ironic Echo about pieces of meat, coming from him.
- Manipulative bully "King" Ralph from Fresh Meat is a male version of the Alpha Bitch and Rich Bitch archetypes, complete with a Boy Posse.
- In Fringe, Peter Bishop is a Mad Scientist's Handsome Son who serves as a romantic lead for a female protagonist.
- Ray Drecker of Hung is a Single Dad Stripper.
- Gigaro in Juukou B-Fighter inverts the Torpedo Tits trope with his Super Mode, from which he can shoot fireballs from his breasts.
- In "The Last Whiff of Summer", the fourth-season premiere of The Middle, Sue tries to go bad by, among other things, using her father's razor to shave her legs. This is followed by a Smash Cut to her sitting next to him watching TV with little bits of red-dot special on her legs, making her a female example of There Will Be Toilet Paper.
- One of the disposable sex workers from the Millennium (1996) pilot is a male prostitute that Frank saves from a harrowing live burial.
- In Mr. Robot, Elliot is a Rare Male Example of some of the tropes in his storyline that are usually applied to female characters. Most notable being his disdain towards men, being kidnapped on several occasions, dealing with several creepy male stalkers eg. Tyrell and Vera, facing Domestic Abuse and Attempted Rape and being a Final Boy after his friends (except Darlene) are murdered.
- In NCIS: Los Angeles, Deeks is the Manic Pixie Dream Boy.
- Oh, Doctor Beeching! has a gender-flipped version of The Missus and the Ex, with Jack as May's "missis", and Parkin as the ex.
- Donna Meagle of Parks and Recreation is a Kavorka Woman who has more sex than anyone else in the cast in spite of her unremarkable appearance and above-average weight.
- Power Rangers Operation Overdrive has a male example of My Biological Clock Is Ticking.
- Stargate SG-1 gender-flips Belligerent Sexual Tension with Vala Mal Doran as a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and Daniel Jackson as a Type B Tsundere.
- Star Trek: Picard:
- Zhat Vash agents Narissa and Narek employ two very different methods to carry out their mission; she likes to inflict pain and violence on her targets whereas he prefers to seduce and manipulate them, so they're an example of Women Use Violence, Men Use Communication.
- Although Elnor is a man, he receives the Beauty Is Never Tarnished treatment in every combat he engages in.
- Stranger Things:
- By Season Four, Lucas Sinclair's younger sister Erica becomes such an enthusiastic player of Dungeons and Dragons that she can plausibly be considered something of a male Fan Boy.
- The Torchwood episode "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" has a male example of Drugged Lipstick.
- Bubbles in Trailer Park Boys is a Crazy Cat Man.
- In Veronica Mars, Wallace is a male Girl Friday, and Logan often acts as a male Femme Fatale.
- Wilma from Wendell & Vinnie could be seen as a female Casanova Wannabe; she constantly chases after men who have no interest in her and is generally depicted as being hopeless at getting a boyfriend, all Played for Laughs the way a man in her position would be.
- The White Queen:
- Richard of Gloucester is a Gaussian Guy when he saves Anne Neville's life at the Battle of Tewkesbury.
- King Richard III is a Drop Dead Gorgeous man after his corpse is stripped naked.
- The music video for blink-182's "She's Out of Her Mind" is a gender-flipped version of their video for "What's My Age Again?" As such, it features a rare female example of Naked People Are Funny, and a man (played by Adam DeVine) in a Naughty Nurse Outfit.
- The woman with a sausage on her nose in the Between the Lions episode "Sausage Nose" is a female example of a Gag Nose.
- Egyptian Mythology has an earth god, Geb, married to a sky goddess, Nut, while most mythologies have it the other way around.
- The Bible gender inverts Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You in The Book of Exodus. When the Egyptian soldiers are carrying out a mass murder of Hebrew babies, Moses' mother puts him in a basket and sends him adrift on the Nile to spare him from that fate.
- An In-Universe example in the Magic: The Gathering plane of Amonkhet. In Magic, angels are Always Female, with the only exceptions being one Early-Installment Weirdness character and two from alternate dimensions. Amonkhet is the first plane where male angels are the default. This is foreshadowing, as angels in Magic are manifestations of white mana, and are arbiters of justice and administers of mercy. Their gender being reversed from the rest of the Multiverse is the first clue that the system of order and justice they uphold might be similarly inverted.
- The iconic oracle Alahazra is a Blind Black Gal.
- Iconic barbarian Amiri is a female Barbarian Hero.
- Iconic brawler Kess is a female Boisterous Bruiser who is also a bit of a Dumb Jock (she's Book Dumb and unsubtle but otherwise reasonably competent.)
- Among the evil iconics created for the Hell's Vengeance Adventure Path, the Hellknight Linxia Benzekri is a Scary Black Woman.
- In All's Well That Ends Well, Bertram is a Runaway Groom, and Helena is a rare female example of the peasant winning the Engagement Challenge.
- One of the bosses in Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, Ghauri, is a male Adept who transform into a crystal-wielding fighter wearing Combat Stilettos. In his case, this is partly because bosses in that game follows Fairytale Motifs, and Ghauri's fairy tale is Cinderella who's well known for her glass slippers.
- All the Action Girls in Bayonetta wear Combat Stilettos, making Bayonetta's main opponent and Mirror Boss in the second game, the Masked Lumen, a notable male case as no other man in the games wears high heels.
- In Boktai, Sabata is a Dark Magical Boy.
- In the Borderlands 2 DLC Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, Mr. Torgue is accused by Lilith of being a bandwagon geek who only wants in on Tina's RPG campaign because it's trendy, a stereotype often associated with women gamers. He's then made to answer three question that only true geeks would know. He fails to prove his cred, but they decide to let him stay around as a questgiver when he breaks down in tears.
- Lance Galahad from Brain Dead 13 is a guy with long hair.
- In Chrono Trigger, there seems to be a gender-inverted variant of Wife Husbandry going on between Ayla and Kino. See character page for details...
- Duke Nukem: In the very first game, the title character had a few feminine traits, such as a pink shirt, a curly hairstyle and an interest in Oprah. From the second game onwards, he became more masculine and, by the third game, was a full-on Manly Man. In other words, Duke Nukem underwent a "Manliness Upgrade".
- Tori of Ensemble Stars! is a Tiny Tyrannical Guy.
- There are some males from Fire Emblem who are White Magician Dudes: Claud, Corple and his expy Sharlow from Seisen no Keifu, Sleuf from Thracia 776, Saul from Binding Blade, Moulder from Sacred Stones, and Rhys from Path of Radiance.
- Fire Emblem: Awakening offers another White Magical Boy in the form of Brady, but due to the reclass system, he doesn't have to remain one. Conversely, Kellam starts as a Mighty Glacier, but can be reclassed into a White Magical Boy (bonus points if he's Brady's father). Tharja on the other hand starts as a Dark Magical Girl, but can turn into one of the best Glacier Waif Great Knights, with her Cute and Psycho daughter Noire able to get the same thing.
- Many Fire Emblem males fit very well as plucky boys. And also, there are several genderflipped Lady and Knight cases where the "Lady" is a "Lord" and the "Knight" is an Action Girl.
- Fire Emblem Fates opened up many of the series' previously-gender-exclusive classes (like Axe Fighters and Pegasus Knights) up to both genders, and this includes the starting units for both classes (Charlotte and Subaki, respectively).
- Ghost of Tsushima Iki Island DLC has a female example of A Villain Named Khan in form of Ankhsar "The Eagle" Khatun, the shaman leader of Mongolian tribe that invades Iki Island. "Khatun" itself being the female equivalent of "Khan" rank in Mongol Empire, placing her in equal position to Khotun Khan, the Big Bad of main storyline himself.
- Kingdom Hearts:
- In Kingdom Hearts II, Xemnas utilises She-Fu in his Ethereal Blade combos.
- In Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days, Roxas, Axel and Xion are (apart from Xion) a male example of Blonde, Brunette, Redhead.
- Mass Effect 2 features the rare male Green-Skinned Space Babe in the form of the drell. Kissable lips, pecs that can't be tamed, big eyes, and a generally kind demeanor. One of them is even rescued from a Distressed Dude situation by Liara, a regular Green-Skinned Space Babe (well, she's blue, but you get the gist).
- The game also has does this with the Thanks for the Mammary trope. If you play with a male Shepard and conclude Miranda's loyalty mission, she will thank you while roaming her hand over your chest and copping a feel of your pecs.
- Pluto, one of the Stardroids in Mega Man V, is a "Cat Boy".
- Metal Gear Solid and its sequels put their handsome male leads in Spy Catsuits.
- Vamp from the same series is a gender-inverted Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane take on the Lesbian Vampire.
- Revolver Ocelot can be seen as a male version of The Baroness - sexpot in his youth and Rosa Klebb as an old man.
- Zen from Mystic Messenger very much Does Not Like Men; he often tries to drill it into you that you can't trust them, that every single one of them are sex-obsessed wolves, and shows frequent worry over whether or not his sex drive will get the better of him and he'll accidentally overstep your boundaries and become physical with you before you're ready, even when you openly flirt with him and invite him to kiss and touch you.
- In Persona 3, The Hero (the male version, at least) acts as a male Rei Ayanami Expy
- The game also has a gender-inverted use of the trope Always Save the Girl in the Playable Epilogue The Answer, with a devastated Yukari willing to risk the destruction of the entire world, if it means that she can see the protagonist again.
- As the name implies, Rescue The Prince is an example of Save the Prince — only the protagonist, Princess Selene, has to save fifty princes.
- In Shall We Date?: Ninja Shadow, Zeyo and Saori are an example of Savvy Girl, Energetic Guy.
- Thanks partially to the fact that Falena is ruled by Queens rather than Kings, many tropes are gender inverted in Suikoden V. Bodyguard Crush and Brotherhood of Funny Hats all have gender inversions in this game.
- In Super Paper Mario, Luigi is a male Apocalypse Maiden.
- Excellen Browning of Super Robot Wars Compact 2 and its Video Game Remake Impact is a Boisterous Bruiser who happens to be the heroine, making this a rare case. Much of the boisterousness is mixed alongside her being a Hard Drinking Party Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
- Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World has Emil, a male Shrinking Violet.
- In Team Fortress 2, thanks to Australium, Australian women have mustaches.
- Anecdote of Error gives us a girl succumbing to The Dulcinea Effect—Luntsha immediately decides that Zeya must be freed from jail, despite being on opposite sides in the war and despite only meeting her earlier that day, when Zeya attacked her and her friends.
- Check, Please! has Bitty as the Team Mom: he is the nurturing, pie-baking member of the hockey team who loves to help the new guys. This also helps with the Ship Tease he has with the Team Dad, Jack.
- DAR! A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary has a female example of Man, I Feel Like a Woman .
- Erika and the Princes in Distress applies this to nearly every trope in the story. To name one specific example, Erika yells at Pita to stop crying because "girls don't cry".
- El Goonish Shive has a male example of Beautiful All Along.
- From Homestuck, John's relationship with Vriska could be seen as a gender-flipped version of the "Jerk with a Heart of Gold Anti-Villain Woobie meets eternally-optimistic good girl who redeems him'' trope. If so, it's ultimately subverted when Vriska meets death by redemption and John later admits that in retrospect Vriska was just kind of crazy. That this particular relationship was especially good (likely by design) at inciting a Broken Base may or may not be relevant.
- My Impossible Soulmate has Kenta Maeda as a male example of an Alpha Bitch.
- The Order of the Stick has a male version of The Dulcinea Effect with Therkla, who decides to help Elan after gaining a huge crush on him.
- Stand Still, Stay Silent has Captain Sigrun Eide as the Team Dad, and her Number One Mikkel Madsen as the Team Mom.
- 5 Second Films: "Dude Bro Party Massacre 3" is a Slasher Movie... with a bunch of guys in skimpy outfits having a sleepover and providing Fanservice and a girl as the psychotic killer. It highlists the misogyny that the genre has often been accused of. It was later made into a full-length feature.
- CollegeHumor features Gay Cowgirls in the "Lesbian Mountain" video, which has two lesbian cowgirls falling in love. They don't face prejudice because everyone finds it hot.
- Donnie of Demo Reel is a fake geek boy, as a satire of the sexist "fake geek girl" controversy.
- Hazbin Hotel has Angel Dust, a male Hooker with a Heart of Gold. Although his heart of gold is buried.
- Humon: Mars Needs Women gets an inversion in this piece of art, appropriately titled "Mars Needs Men". The ladies then suit up to rescue the guys.
- Lie Ren from RWBY is what only can be described as a Anime Chinese Boy. His teammate Jaune Arc is a male Jeanne d'Archétype. Blake Belladonna and Sun Wukong are a Brooding Girl, Gentle Boy duo.
- In Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Ickis is a Naïve Everyguy.
- A gender-inversion of I Have You Now, My Pretty in Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers. The Queen is delighted when she finally has Zachary in her clutches, and even Word of God was commenting about the "S&M overtones."
- Gumball Watterson of The Amazing World of Gumball is an extremely rare example of a male character with Hartman Hips.
- In the episode "The Comic", Sarah constantly draws her Gumball-inspired hero in a Pecs and Butt Pose.
- Animaniacs, the show that introduced us to Hello Nurse, also had a Spear Counterpart of the trope for Dot.
- In the reboot, Odysseus's armor is basically the male equivalent of a Chainmail Bikini, consisting of a midriff-baring breastplate, shoulder pads, and a short skirt.
- The series is set in a World of Funny Animals where a few male characters have full heads of human-like hair, although it's more common for female characters.
- George Lundgren and James MacDonald are both male Shrinking Violets.
- In Avatar: The Last Airbender:
- Fire Lord Ozai and Princess Azula are a Villainous Father-Daughter Duo.
- Aang and Zuko are a male version of Light Feminine and Dark Feminine i.e. two males who are feminine in contrasting ways. They are also a Magical Boyfriend and a Dark Magical Boy, respectively.
- Following his Heel–Face Turn, Zuko’s conflict with Ozai becomes Good Prince, Evil King.
- Towards the end of the third season, Katara tracks down her mother's killer, intending to kill him until she discovers he is literally Not Worth Killing.
- The Backyardigans inverts Furry Female Mane. Tyrone the moose, who is male, is the only character with hair. His friend Tasha the female hippo looks very much like him, except for the lack of hair, antlers, and different ears.
- The Batman Beyond episode "April Moon" has an example of Man Scorned. Dr. Corso, who has been providing weaponized cyborg upgrades to a criminal gang who had been holding his wife hostage, learns that she was in on it and was cheating on him with the gang leader. The final scene has him lowering a drill towards the gang leader, with the very strong implication that he's going to kill him in a very gory way.
- In Biker Mice from Mars, Dr. Carbunkle is a male version of Combat Stilettos (he wears boots with stiletto heels).
- Zulius of Centaurworld is a male Diva.
- DuckTales (2017):
- Mrs. Beakley is a Top-Heavy Gal.
- Della Duck is seen to have grown very long hair, as the female equivalent of a Time-Passage Beard, due to being stranded on the moon for ten years.
- He-Man, of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) fits almost all the tropes of Magical Girl Warrior, except, of course, his gender.
- In Hey Arnold!, Gerald is a male example of Beehive Hairdo, and Suzie Kokoshka is a Henpecked Wife.
- One episode of House of Mouse has a male example of Anticipatory Lipstick - Prince John puts on lipstick before kissing Abu, who had eaten a poison apple.
- TCFM from Jimmy Two-Shoes is a Granola Guy.
- In The Legend of Zelda (1989), Spryte is a Beautiful Lech.
- In The Loud House, one-shot character Silas is a male example of Raven Hair, Ivory Skin.
- Shining Armor from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a Faux Action Guy.
- The Powerpuff Girls (1998) has a female version of Loved I Not Honor More (albeit with a new friend instead of a lover).
- In Princess Castle, Carlotta is Antony's Evil Aunt.
- Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja has an example of Goth Boys Know Magic when Perky Goth Julian gets his hands on a magical orb which grants him mystical powers. While he is returned to normal, an Evil Counterpart of him, with powers of his own, is created in the process.
- Star vs. the Forces of Evil:
- Tom is The Ugly Girl's Hot Son.
- Jushtin the Boy Queen was an example of He is the Queen.
- Steven Universe is a boy on a team of Magical Girl Warriors, and follows more traditional Magical Girl tropes than any of them (All-Loving Hero, Friend to All Living Things, healing powers, pink magic, etc.)
- TaleSpin has a male version of a Sweet Polly Oliver in the episode "Feminine Air" — Higher for Hire's business is suffering because its boss is female, so Baloo decides to enter an air scavenger hunt. In order to do so, he needs someone to sponsor him, but only an all-female aviation club will sponsor Higher for Hire, so he disguises himself as a lady.
- In the Thomas & Friends episode "Tiger Trouble", Shankar's rants on the endangerment of tigers and how tourists are disturbing their homes make him a male Soapbox Sadie.
- In the ThunderCats (2011) episode "The Duelist and the Drifter", the Drifter is a Deliberately Distressed Dude.
- During the episode in Yukon of Total Drama World Tour, Noah receives a Marshmallow Hell from Owen, after Bridgette didn't let him hug her.
- Eva as a character is a rare female Jerk Jock who's not a Straw Feminist.
- Justin is the male version of I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: he's so handsome that he can hypnotize just about any girl (and one or two guys), and taking off his shirt (which he does often) is enough to make them hand over suitcases full of money.
- The bears of We Bare Bears are male versions of Beauty, Brains, and Brawn — Panda is the beauty (the cute one), Ice Bear is the brains (the talented, stoic one) and Grizz is the brawn (the boisterous Big Eater of the group).
- In The Weekenders, Carver Descartes is a male example of The Fashionista. He also has a particular obsession with shoes, turning the All Women Love Shoes trope on its ear.
- It has been suggested that the Mr. Fanservice appeal of many male soccer player uniforms, which involves a small area of bare thigh between the socks and the shorts, might be based on the same principle as the female Zettai Ryouiki trope.
- Frank Butler gender inverted Quitting to Get Married when he retired from performing shortly after marrying Annie Oakley.
- If the United States ever elects a female or gay male president, then (unless the president is unmarried) the nation would have a first gentleman instead of a first lady, the title bestowed on the president's spouse who often takes a largely ceremonial role as one of the nation's leading socialites and influencers. Oddly enough, the closest the U.S. ever came to having a first gentleman was Bill Clinton, a former president himself, when his wife Hillary ran for president in 2016, leading to a lot of jokes about a role reversal should she have won the election. It's not as much of an oddity at the state level, though, where many states have had female governors and, by extension, first gentlemen (as well as in Colorado, where Gov. Jared Polis became the first governor to be married to a same-sex spouse while in office in 2021), to the point where Wikipedia simply uses "first spouse".
- When Kamala Harris was elected as the first female vice president in 2020, her husband was given the title "second gentleman".