“If Emma was a male characters she would still be the same character - JUST MALE. There’s no reason Swan Queen would be any more likely if she were male than it is now. Although it’s popular to ship enemies, it doesn’t, in most cases, actually happen.”
faith in this fandom officially restored XD
you know… sometimes two people hating each other isn’t sexual tension,
sometimes in most cases it’s just two people hating each other. -__-
LOL is this your first TV show? Have you somehow missed Erik/Sookie and Buffy/Spike and Elena/Damon (this is just sci-fi/fantasty from the past decade that I have personally seen). I’m sure you’ve heard of Phantom of the Opera, right, seeing as how it is the longest running show on Broadway and also a movie? Which happens to SOLELY FOCUS on hero with villain romance? I think this is also the entire plot of The Lion King II, right? Scar’s son/Simba’s daughter? This is an insanely common trope. I could keep going, I haven’t even mentioned anime…
Do you honestly, honestly believe that the writers of a TV show would not take advantage of a potential tension filled romantic sub plot between the biological father and the adoptive mother of a child who are pitted against each other in a magical conflict? Even if they never actually got together, even if they wanted Regina to end up choosing power over Henry and ‘vanquished’ by Male!Emma by the end of the show, do you really think they would not add emotional conflict to that situation by adding romantic tension caused by the fact that Regina raised the main characters child? Any form of media in this country compulsively puts together nuclear families, this is a strong theme in the show anyway that would be even more prevalent if Emma was male!
There is a very small chance that for you gender is irrelevant in your conception of a character, but if you believe gender has no influence on how a character is written and received in America you are incredibly naive.