Whether it is due to their gorgeous hair, delicate features, snazzy dressing, or fey nature, some boys get called "little lady" more often than they'd like. The opposite of Lady Looks Like a Dude , this trope involves male characters who, despite entirely identifying as male and making no effort to seem otherwise, are frequently mistaken for female by other characters.
Frequently results in an Unsettling Gender Reveal ; the difference is how much another character has invested in the dude actually being a lady The Crying Game versus any scene with Kazuki in Get Backers. Compare Ambiguous Gender and Bifauxnen. May be a Gendered Insult , if the implication is that looking like a lady is a bad thing. Community Showcase More. Follow TV Tropes. You need to login to do this. Get Known if you don't have an account. To be fair, it is more masculine than his prior hairstyle. Hideyoshi: [in trunks] Hey!
How's it going you guys? Finally done changing. Sorry for the delay. Lifeguard: W-what do you think you're doing!? Get back in there! Hideyoshi: Are you guys closing? Lifeguard: Why aren't you wearing a top with that? Hideyoshi: Because this is a guy's swimsuit; it doesn't come with a top.
Lifeguard: Well, girls shouldn't be wearing guys' swimsuits out here. Hideyoshi: I agree with you, but I'm not a girl. When he's introduced, he's a circus attraction Characters frequently mistake him for a girl, and his friend Nana at one point becomes convinced that he's a girl in disguise due to his appearance and the fact that he's more girly than she is. Poor Husky is forced to prove his masculinity by getting naked and showing a horrified Nana his manly bits. As it turns out, the reason he doesn't care much for girls is because of how much he was teased for looking and acting like one as a boy.
A side character even falls in love with him after Husky saved him from drowning A group of teenage boys invite him to come "play with them", thinking he's a girl. One mentions "she" is a bit young, but apparently the leader "likes [his girls] young".
Even after Husky attacks them in rage they don't realize he's a boy. Agravity Boys has Chris, who is the most feminine of his friends and has sometimes been mistaken for a girl. Keiichi from Ah! My Goddess normally doesn't fit this trope, but one story arc had him sprout long hair and breasts after drinking Urd's potions it's not a Gender Bender because the lower half of his body stays the same, much to his relief. Fortuitously, this happens just before a psycho ex-boyfriend of Urd's stops by; thinking that Keiichi is a girl, he doesn't inflict the standard "make bugs crawl out of his orifices" punishment on him that he inflicts on any other man who breathes within Urd's vicinity Akira Shiraishi in Ai Ore!
Love Me! Also dating the "prince" of an all-girls school, Mizuki Sakurazaka. This generally leads to people around them being shocked when they go out on a date and overhear Akira calling Mizuki his girlfriend or Mizuki mentioning Akira as her boyfriend. Air Gear : In chapter , while fighting Agito, the girlish loli Shalott reveals to Agito that he is actually a guy.
Funny, since Yuri herself is a Bifauxnen. In Angel Sanctuary , the only thing Rosiel needed to do to fool mooks into thinking he was a woman was to talk in falsetto. In Inoue Kazurou 's short story Aoi Destruction , the titular father of the main character is a 38 year-old man, yet looks like a little girl.
Nagisa Shiota from Assassination Classroom. He confused many readers into thinking he's a girl. At one point it's lampshaded—the class goes swimming, and a couple girls notice he's in male swimwear.
Becomes a plot point later when he dresses up like one to help the other girls while infiltrating a resort. Deconstructed when its revealed that his Control Freak mother wanted a daughter instead and forced him to adopt a more feminine appearance to invoke this. Axis Powers Hetalia : Several people thought that China was a girl, him with his ponytail and all. Lampshaded by the creator: The only female member of the Allies Hideyoshi: I don't want to be alone with girls in the women's bath! Yuuji: Don't worry, Hideyoshi.
Jinpachi: Whoa, a strong-willed woman! You'd make a great pirate! Kamanosuke: Have you got a screw loose, asshole!? What part of me looks like a woman!? I'm a man!! Shun: Have you seen a guy with a feather sticking out of his hat? Or this guy who kind of looks like a girl? Gajeel: You look like some angsty kid to got into his mother's makeup. Isshiki: Hmm, it's disappointing! Why weren't you born as a girl?!
Ah, but maybe you'll do if we put you in female clothing Ranka : He was really pretty, like a princess. Comic Books. Korbinian "Bini" from Mingamanga is a Heavy Metal fan and has the hair.
Also, the teacher mistakes "Korbinian" for "Korbinia". He eventually learns to embrace his appearance and use it to get favors from guys. The last "girl" is actually Uryuu. Who promptly snaps in response. Stars From Home has a scene early on in which Charles speaks to a mutant prisoner at the police station and snaps at the officers for mistreating a little girl.
The mistreatment is still wrong, but the mistake embarrasses the "girl"—it's Scott. Ruth later makes the same mistake and Alex teases him until he gives himself an Important Haircut. Marik and Bakura are frequently mistaken for a woman. Duke and Yami are very pretty like women as well. Marik: Foolish fools! There are no women in Yu-Gi-Oh! And I am the girliest of them all! Pegasus : Keep telling yourself that. Ryuk: Tell you what — I need a place to stay. If you let me bunk with you maybe we can experiment together.
W—with the Death Note. Not each other. You're a sick little girl, you know that?! Light: But I'm a boy! Ryuk: Riiight. Films — Animation. Bambi as a fawn has a somewhat feminine looking appearance, due in part to his big rounded head and eyes and eyelashes. His demure personality and girly sounding name has also caused a fair amount of confusion over his gender with audiences.
Not helping matters is that his ladyfriend Faline at least as a fawn has nearly the same body and facial build as him key difference being her fur color, rounder head and curly ears. It should be noted however that this is Truth in Television for fawns, as even wildlife experts have great difficulty in distinguishing the gender of a fawn at a glance.
This is later averted when he grows up as, while still cute looking, he then unmistakably looks like a buck. In the midquel , Ronno notes the oddity of his name and later disparagingly refers to him as "Princess" to take him down a notch. This is Francis the male ladybug's shtick in A Bug's Life. He has a very feminine face as well as a very masculine voice. This is lampshaded a couple of times; for example, when we first meet him, two bugs in the audience start hitting on him when he performs.
Helps that he's voiced by Denis Leary! Francis: So , being a ladybug automatically makes me a girl! Is that it, flyboy?! Flies: Cripes, she's a guy! Films — Live-Action.