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Offline Elfy

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Re: Magical Sex Change
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2015, 01:21:22 AM »
Sex changes actually exist in nature, too. The barramundi fish begins its life as a male, but most of them change to female after a spawning season.

Big Bro, why is everything in Australia so weird/awesome?
Because we got lucky enough to be cut off from the rest of the world for so long, I think, although there is a marsupial in North America, the opossum.
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2015, 05:15:12 AM »
There are sex-changing species outside of Australia too. For instance, there are cichlid fish where the largest, fattest female will turn into a male if all the males die. I think with clownfish, they start as asexual, then change to male, and finally to female as they age. Which would have put a fascinating spin on the movie Finding Nemo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequential_hermaphroditism

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Offline HAnthe

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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2015, 08:20:06 PM »
I'm rereading some old graphic novels and just remembered a sex-change spell in Poison Elves 7, where the protagonist gets swapped to female for about half the book and rages about it -- particularly about the treatment she gets as a typically-dressed woman in the teeming underworld of the setting.  It's played somewhat for laughs, but also so that the protagonist can punch the laughers' teeth in, which I personally found satisfying.  Most of the other characters just shrug and accept it -- the protag is still their friend/enemy/ex --  but it drives one antagonist out of his gourd.

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« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2015, 11:52:28 PM »
Used to be something that sort of did in the show Quantum Leap every so often. Because the protagonist could end up in the body of anyone through the time period he could travel in, he did occasionally find himself in a female body.
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