The most famous of internet laws is well, most likely Rule 34: There’s porn versions of everything, from movies to cartoons to breakfast cereals (ESPECIALLY breakfast cereals). The second most commonplace is Rule 63, which dictates that every fictional character has, somewhere, a gender-swapped equivalent. One of the most prevalent examples is in comic books, where every Batman has a Batgirl and every Superman has a Supergirl. Though there are some exceptions, for the most part Rule 63 characters are just really lazy attempts to add sex appeal to popular male characters. It’s a shady and sometimes nauseating practice, but it’s just so much easier than creating a compelling female character who stands on her own without owing her identity to a man.
We’ve compiled a list of the worst offenders below. And before you soil your browser history in the name of curiosity: Yes, Rule 34 and Rule 63 go hand-in-hand.
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