So … it IS meant to be like a Sorting Hat thing? Is there even a CHOICE involved? I mean has anyone ever been “I’m ready to stay a woman” and Tempus Spatium (WHO SEEMS KIND OF A DICK) just “lol nope” and that’s that? Is there a do-over? Is there a resolution chain where you can petition if TS fucks up? HAS GOOD OL’ TEMPUS MAYBE CONSIDERED THIS ISN’T SUPER EFFICIENT
I mean for fuck’s sake, if the power exists to see into someone’s soul and divine their true gender (out of two, but you know) AND change said gender, WHY NOT FUCKING BEGIN WITH THAT SHIT. If the power doesn’t exist to correct this stuff before birth, then why not bring all the babies here and not consign someone to 17+ years of living in a body they don’t feel is correct for them. And I realize the in-universe reason is “because they have to pilot the ships”, but that’s the creators’ decisions, and it feels to me either myopic or cruel.