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Bladewind wrote:Perhaps because the vast majority of female characters are already" gender swapped" versions of male heroes?
heretic454 wrote:Sex appeal was something that I specifically didn't want in Johanna Rhodes character. Some of my characters have it, but it didn't fit Cold Iron, probably because i specifically want an androgynous suit. I see no reason why a female War Machine needs boobs.
Lord Fell wrote:Oh... I totally didn't finish that thought on sex appeal. Where I was going with that was... take a female character who's all sexed up... gender bend it... playing a male character that's got those same characteristics typically won't appeal to a male player. Which... which is kinda chauvanistic, I guess. I don't think it's unusual for female players to play female characters who rock costumes with thongs, bustiers and kinked up footwear, but I don't think I've ever seen a male player who has a male character that's, essentially, a sex object. Then again, I don't think there's a big audience for that. Even among female comic fans, they're probably going to find a Bruce Wayne (rugged, refined) more attractive than Captain Cod-piece (costume consists of oil and a banana hammock).