Fate Series and the Purpose or Quality of Genderbending

Since the topic for this week is gender reversals, I want to talk about a specific form of gender reversal or genderbending that has become well known through the popular Fate franchise: the genderbending of real life historical or mythological figures. I think this form of genderbending in Fate is interesting not only because it is most likely the most popular piece of media coming out of Japan that uses this format, but also because of how the purpose, spirit or effort of this genderbending has changed over time as the franchise has gained popularity and shifted to other media formats. Continue reading