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Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:58 pm
Genderbending. Is. Everywhere. The only place it is less apparent is in the mainstream. There have been exceptions wherein a character from a popular work has been reimagined as a person of the opposite sex. Copperhead in Arkham Origins, Frank Miller made a female version of Bucky for Captain America, there was a female Doctor Light in Crisis on Infinite Earths, on an alternate Earth in Infinite Crisis there were gender-swapped versions of Mister Miracle and Big Barda...
In many if not most cases however, these female versions are not. They are simply a female who has taken on a role previously held by a male. The above Copperhead example seems to be the sole exception (at least that I could find).
The idea has been proposed that a manga or anime may be funnier if the cast were gender-swapped, but I'm of the opinion that a genderswapped version could be taken seriously.
Some ideas I have include Rose Rabbit wherein Edna Valentine is hired by Reina Maroon to take pictures of Jack Rabbit having an affair with his boss, Marlene Acme, in a scheme to frame his wife Rose Rabbit for the woman's murder (actually instigated by Judge Doom).
Rita Pan, in which an imaginative young boy, Winston, in London meets a mysterious flying girl who comes to take him and his young sisters to Neverland where they meet the Lost Girls and battle the pirate Captain Jacqueline Hook.
Mortal Kombat: Lia Kang fights in a tournament against such faces as Tony Blade, Jane Cage, Kira, Frost, Sheeva, Lady Smoke, Yun Tsung and Xiao Kahn to save the Earth.
While true, the basic premise doesn't seem to change much, swapping masculinity for feminity allows for a lot of altered dialogue. The greatest cliche of most films has been the typical male need to "play hero" including the need to rescue the damsel. Females most probably typically wouldn't bother with this unless they personally cared about the character, instead focusing on what should be done. Motherly compassion does not encompass people one is not so much as vaguely associated with. Hero syndrome typically does.
I suppose attempting to argue a logical reason to gender-swap a show is pointless. Just list a show you would actually want to see gender-swapped. That'll work.
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:03 pm
Barbie Movies. Actually, all princess movies too.
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:17 pm
And I had a fear that this may not be the best place for such a topic.
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:30 pm
I also forgot there is at least one case in which a public domain character has been made into a female. Fate/stay Night.
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:25 pm
Think you're confused on which sidekick Frank Miller made into a girl...
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:52 pm
The internet comes up with the weirdest things these days... Although i have to admit, seeing a female liu kang sounds interesting. Weird, but interesting.
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:33 am
Hmmm..... What series would I like to see flipped? Ben 10 I think. Or maybe Danny Phantom. Perhaps American Dragon. I can't think of anything else at the moment.
Oh also Kill la Kill and Free
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:59 am
I'd like to see a gender-bend on Adventure Time.
Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:26 am
Thumbs up bro!
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:20 am
I'm stuck with Adventure time. Ohh. How bout amazing world of gumball.
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:39 pm
dj1107 wrote:Think you're confused on which sidekick Frank Miller made into a girl...
I took the one name I recognized in the sentence that mentioned Bucky, but the creator of female Bucky was actually the first name mentioned in that sentence: Rob Liefeld. Sorry for the derp.
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Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:32 pm
[url][/url] that sucka, yo.
Anyway, I don't know why, but my mind went to Avatar: The last genderbender from this thread.
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:56 pm
That would be an interesting take.
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:17 pm
"My first boyfriend turned into the moon."
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:55 pm
Quick, someone PhotoShop. "Having your boyfriend turn into the moon" -justgirlythings
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