I'd like to thank NISEI for printing Lat, for one very specific reason: I play netrunner to trans genders, and i use Rebirth to do it. The problem with this is that Rebirth is best when your first identity is better in the early game (and has good influence/deck size) and your second identity is good in the late game (very powerful ability). There just... aren't that many identities that fit this combo in most factions, unfortunately.
Now you may say, "But June. Anarch has a bunch of great options for rebirth; (turning MaxX or Valencia Estevez into a different identity can save your game. And a late game Omar can really turn the tables, especially with the popular apocalypse splash in anarch (while also saving you from his inf requirement)! And meanwhile in Criminal... (well actually i haven't tested rebirth in criminal so idk, please share your thoughts. I'd love to rebirth a girl into Az because like, trans mood, but his ability is so early game heavy) But yeah June there's PLENTY of rebirth targets!"
The problem is this question: who on EARTH would fantasize about turning into fucking OMAR? This doesn't let me make jokes about how i wish HRT was as easy as playing rebirth in real life! Absolutely unplayable to me.
No, if we really want to play decks that turn dumb boys into cute girls, we have to turn to our friends in green. The shapers. Not only do you have multiple powerful but bad-influence-limit identities like Akiko Nisei and more importantly Rielle "Kit" Peddler, you can even switch them out for a rare Jesminder Sareen if you desperately need to avoid tags. All of them are wife material for this lesbian, and thus perfect to play rebirth for; exactly the sort of girl i'd want to become if i suddenly got tf'd into a cool cyberpunk girl. Now all we need is an unsuspecting boy to suddenly have their genders transed. Unfortunately, all the shitty boys in Shaper have rotated out; Ultimate Rebirth Target The Professor is gone, kings of weird Jank Nasir and Exile are gone.
Thus, we are left with only one option for "boys who should get shoved into maid outfits": our dear friend Lat.