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Gender

So in today's episode Roboppy referred to themselves as a boy. I'm wondering where we go forward. Do we change their gender to male or because of their androgynous design do we leave it up to reader interpretation? --FatSnorlax (talkcontribs) 12:05, May 29, 2019 (UTC)

We could treat the case similar to Riley Akaba. Energy X 12:35, May 29, 2019 (UTC)

Yep that's the other example I was thinking of. I've just noticed that Roboppy's English VA is male as well so it's very similar to the Riley case. --FatSnorlax (talkcontribs) 13:02, May 29, 2019 (UTC)

Just because a character has a male voice actor doesn't nessecarily mean they are male, and just because a character has a female voice actor doesn't nessecarily mean they are female. By this same logic Timmy Turner from the Fairly Oddparents is female since their voice actor is Tara Strong. AD2011 (talkcontribs) 16:57, May 29, 2019 (UTC)

Remember when everyone thought Riley was male even though in both versions of the show she was voiced by a female VA? I think the same thing applies here. Also taking the logic of an argument and applying it to something else doesn't really work. Though my knowledge of Fairy Oddparents is limited, I'm fairly certain that at no point Timmy said he was female at least not in a serious capacity. Roboppy identifies as male as shown by episode 103. Besides, female VAs in Japan are always voicing young male characters anyway so this shouldn't come as too big of a surprise. --FatSnorlax (talkcontribs) 17:38, May 29, 2019 (UTC)

I would like to add that Roboppy referred to themself as "Ko" (子), meaning child, so a more accurate translation of what Roboppy said could actually be "A good kid can say 'dumb'". However, Roboppy does seem to use the pronoun "Oira", which is more commonly used for boys (with a country/rural connotation), which may have been why the translators decided to use "boy" instead of "child". Take that with a grain of salt though; Reira/Riley used the pronoun "Boku" (typically a pronoun for boys) up until she merged with Ray. DynamoDuskull (talkcontribs) 04:02, May 30, 2019 (UTC)

To clear some stuff about both Roboppy and Reira/Riley. Roboppy, as human, uses "oira" which indeed is used by men and gives "country pumpkin"-vibes to the character. The previous "watashi" was gender-neutral pronoun, not only used by females. And as previously stated, the "oriko-san" they used means "well-behaved children", having nothing hinting towards their gender. What it comes to Reira, the whole thing about him being girl is purely misinformation and translation at least in Japanese version. In no where in Japanese version, Reira is referred as girl even after Rey took over his body. I know subs referred him as "she", but that's not case in original dialogue, as Japanese language barely uses gendered pronouns. Everyone referred Reira in gender-neutral terms, not indicating that she is or had turned into a girl. Not to mention Reira was previously referred as Reiji's little brother (otouto) several times. What I am saying that Roboppy is likely genderless or became more masculine from previous feminine. And Reira was and still is a boy, at least in Japanese version. Shincci (talkcontribs) 12:49, June 1, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your input. My knowledge of the Japanese language is limited so this is handy. Would you prefer it if we referred to Roboppy as they/them in article? --FatSnorlax (talkcontribs) 16:38, June 1, 2019 (UTC)

I think they/them and other gender-neutral terms would fit Robopy better as they are a robot with an AI and don't really have specified gender. Shincci (talkcontribs) 16:25, June 2, 2019 (UTC)

Name change

The sub seems to consistently refer to him as this and until we get a spelling from the dub (or Sam Black tells us how it's spelt) I say we change to this. --FatSnorlax (talkcontribs) 19:33, August 16, 2019 (UTC)

Closed captions of the dub should work. That should be full proof enough. Energy X 19:33, August 23, 2019 (UTC)
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