Don't ask me what it is, but I find the process of gender-swapping
popular titles amazingly interesting. While a huge part of it might just be that its a fan service factory, but a big part of it, for me at least, is that it forces viewers to re-imagine and re-identify with characters that they already have a strong attachment.
Gender relations in general are complex and fascinating, so is it really any wonder that imposing that over rich environments would yield fruit. Oh man, female Viral?
I don't think I could fantasize about "her" any more than I already do for "him," but just think of how that would change her pride/rivalry with Kamina.
Okay, maybe I've read too much Y the Last Man,
but what if Simon
was the only male in the show. I guess his abundant "spiral power" might take a new meaning. Note:
I was incredibly disappointed about my ability to find more male Nia or Yoko, so if you have any gender benders to share, feel more than welcome to add.