Those moments of plot, dialogue, acting, etc., that fans delight in interpreting as homoerotic.
It probably originates from the old days, when the homosexuality taboo was serious enough that every gay pairing was considered a Crack Pairing, so when authors wrote characters as very intimate with each other, everyone just accepted that they are just very good friends, and moved on, or when they wrote outright references to homosexuality, everyone just laughed at the sheer absurdity of the thought, and moved on.
With the emergence of Yaoi Fans and Yuri Fans, and the more open-minded writers, this changed forever. Nowadays, fans willingly interpret any interaction as potentially gay, even for characters without canon orientations and even for those specifically stated by their creators to be straight.
In the related trope called Foe Yay, even rivals or mortal enemies can get this treatment by fans and writers alike, especially if they have a more friendly past together, or one is inordinately obsessed with the other. In Fanfic, this is the direct cause of many a Slash Fic.
No real life examples, please; this is a trope about how characters are depicted in media.
This category has the following 8 subcategories, out of 8 total.
Pages in category "Ho Yay"
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- Teen Titans (animation)/Ho Yay
- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann/Ho Yay
- That Guy With The Glasses/Ho Yay
- The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother/Ho Yay
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson/Ho Yay
- The Bible/Ho Yay
- The Breaker/Ho Yay
- The Fairly OddParents/Ho Yay
- The Familiar of Zero/Ho Yay
- The Fast and the Furious/Ho Yay
- The Heroic Legend of Arslan/Ho Yay
- The Lord of the Rings/Ho Yay
- The Mighty Boosh/Ho Yay
- The Official Unofficial Ouendan EBA Formspring RP/Ho Yay
- The Penguins of Madagascar/Ho Yay
- The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes/Ho Yay
- The Ren and Stimpy Show/Ho Yay
- The Runaway Guys/Ho Yay
- The Simpsons (animation)/Ho Yay
- Tiger and Bunny/Ho Yay
- Time Squad/Ho Yay
- Tiny Toon Adventures/Ho Yay
- Total Drama Island/Ho Yay
- Touhou/Ho Yay
- Transformers/Ho Yay
- Trinity Blood/Ho Yay
Media in category "Ho Yay"
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