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[–]grixit 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Why bother. The creatures in that show are already everything the tra crowd wants. They have no parts so no one can gainsay their identities.

[–]TheOnyxGoddess 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Kino from "Kino no Tabi" has it worse, TRAs take her using "boku" (how Japanese males address themselves) or being addressed politely as a "ojou-chan" and blushing about it (culturally in Japan, if a stranger calls a young woman that, they're calling her cute, which Kino did not like as it's "embarrassing") as signs she's trans, which ignores her origin of her trying to adopt the identity of the man who saved her life and undergoing a psychological change from a child raised in a country which aims to raise their children to be "cheery", "responsible adults" with a stable job to someone for the first time who has a choice to be what she wants to be as a child growing up outside of that rigid social structure and she chose to be like her namesake (the man who visited her country and saved her from being killed by said country after questioning or suggesting if there're other methods to become an adult aside from undergoing a lobotomy). On the brightside, the author didn't claim she's non-binary after creating her and punlishing the light novels.

I really don't think representation is needed and don't really care about it, but I love it when it happens. I really liked and identified with Hange Zoe because of her enthusiasm and fervour for research, her being a woman was a plus. I sometimes imagine I can be like my favourite characters, and them being a woman around my age with similar personality, interest, approaches to life makes me feel my imagination is more attainable in real life, because I'm inserting myself as that character and maybe can do the things they do (excluding the fantasy stuff).