Even the Guys Want Him

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Usui and his harem of swooning fan...boys?

"It is nae wonder", said the king,
"That my daughter’s love ye did win;
Had I been a woman, as I am a man,

My bedfellow ye should hae been."
—"Willie O'Winsbury", Child Ballad #100

He makes chicks cry

You too, c'mon don't lie.
—"MacGyver theme with lyrics", Brentalfloss

The male form of Hello, Nurse! and polar opposite of the Casanova Wannabe. A male character who is so good-looking and unintentionally charming that he becomes a babe and stud magnet, (the studs being either bisexual, or straight). Some of the other characters may question his sexuality and he'll keep them guessing, which results in Ho Yay... unless, of course, he is the love interest.

The only thing that saves him from becoming a Casanova or harem manager is his complete obliviousness to his power to make women's knees go weak and men's eyes glittery. If he's aware of it, which is more likely if he's the main protagonist, he'll treat it as more of a curse than a blessing and be a staunch Chaste Hero or Celibate Hero; or, if he's Big Boss, he won't really care one way or the other.

Compare the Chick Magnet, which is only for girls. Occasional cause is Dude Looks Like a Lady (if straight guys fall for him because they actually think he's a girl, that's Dropped a Bridget On Him) or The Dandy, though a polar opposite cause could be his sheer masculine appeal.

Has the Distaff Counterpart of Even the Girls Want Her, and for intersex characters, Everybody Wants the Hermaphrodite.

Can lead to the character becoming a Memetic Sex God. And it can also lead to the admirer(s) Jumping the Gender Barrier. Frequently overlaps with The Ace.

If his "admirers" include much younger characters as well as both sexes, he may be the series' Stacy's Mom.

Examples of Even the Guys Want Him include:

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  • Akira from Ai Ore Love Me. Many of the boys at his school are infatuated at him because of his cute, feminine appearance.
  • Gate 7: Tokugawa Iemitsu.
  • Wild Adapter: Kubota Makoto.
  • Yamada Taro Monogatari: Not only is Taro a big Chick Magnet, he even manages to make Suguira fall for him.
  • Kagetora of Mirage of Blaze. Naoe is deeply in love with him.
  • In The Secret Devil-chan manga. When Kurosaki Sou’s male class mates find out Devil-chan is actually a boy they just don’t care. To quote the manga: Cuteness is all that matters. A boy? So what if he's a boy?
  • Masa from Seto no Hanayome (The first guy to "want" him was the main character, Nagasumi him self, after he received a CPR from him, which he mistook as a kiss (his first))
  • Gensoumaden Saiyuki and all its related movies, series and manga. All four main characters, especially Sanzo, get quite a bit of male attention, notably from their foes. Goku had Homura get up close and personal, Hakkai had Chin Yisou (plus Li Touten's come-ons to Tenpou), Gojyo had Kami-sama...and poor Sanzo had Hazel, Go Dougan in Requiem, Rikudo, the bandits from Burial, and that one guy from the Reload anime with the puppets. Not to mention the way that Goku looks at Sanzo and Gojyo teases him about being pretty. Sanzo...does not always deal with this gracefully. One of his less rage-y reactions from early in Gensomaden:

Guy (Leers and holds Sanzo's face):You're so pretty that you look like a woman.
GS (Calmly nonplussed):I'm a man though.
Guy: (Leers even more):I don't mind.
GS (Remains placid):Fool.

  • Zero no Tsukaima: Saito. Even though he and Louise are in love with each other, that doesn't stop most of the women in the show from expressing interest in Saito at one time or another, most notably Siesta and Kirche. In addition to that, after his victory over Guiche, Saito becomes popular with the commoners and some nobles in the school, both male and female. Marto, the school's head cook is especially in awe of Saito for his victory and gives him free food because of it. He also affectionately calls him "Our Sword", embraces and even attempts to kiss him on multiple occasions. Later, in the last episode of season 2, Saito gives a sleeping Louise to Julio, who promises to watch her while Saito's out doing battle. Saito tells him he's fighting for Louise's sake because he loves her, and Julio is so touched by this that he says to him with much adoration: "I wish to tell you I love you too." He even tells Saito during a fight with him that he wants to kiss him as well as Louise. Oh, and then there's Scarron, a Macho Camp inn manager, who has also taken a liking to Saito, saying that he is "just his type", attempts to plant a Forceful Kiss on him, and glomps him while releasing plenty of heart marks.
  • Gankutsuou: The Count. Albert clearly has a huge crush on him. And then there's Albert himself. His best friend Franz is secretly and desperately in love with him. And Peppo, a male crossdresser seems to have a strong affection for Albert and enjoys teasing him whenever he can. He later falls deeply in love with Albert. He also ends up engaged to Eugenie who ends up falling in love with him too.
  • There's the attraction that Hanagata has for Otaru in Saber Marionette J though it's not shared. As well as Otaru having a Unwanted Harem of about three marionettes all who are head over heels in love with him.
  • Jack Atlas of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, idolized by men and women everywhere to the point where he has his own action figure within the show itself... and it's shown in the loving possession of a young male cast member.
    • The hero Yusei himself. He was blatantly hit on by Yanagi, who at one point tried to give him a Smooch of Victory after Yusei won a duel. His cellmate Aoyama has also flirted with him. In the dub of episode 31, Crow suggests that if he and Yusei can't win this duel, they should book a room together in prison.
  • Judai of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, not enough to be a Boys Love show but nonetheless impossible to escape.
    • Also Johan. Judai himself is implied to have feelings for him. (Yubel called him out on it. Twice.)
  • Mamoru Chiba of Sailor Moon was surprisingly nice when Fisheye came on to him. Also, the plot of the Sailor Moon R Movie centered around a male alien's (Fiore) obsession with him.
  • Subverted in the episode of Princess Tutu, "Crime and Punishment". Femio thinks that everyone including pretty-boy Mytho is absolutely in love with him, but it's actually all in his head—Mytho was miming the "I Love You" mime as a way to fight against the Raven's blood tainting his heart.
  • Kyohei from The Wallflower, who has a history of losing jobs due to his bosses—both male and female—sexually harassing him, and his headmaster at his school also came on to him once.
  • In Haunted Junction, Akamanto Kamen/Red Mantle is a very attractive male ghost who charms all the girls of Saitou High on mere sight, except for School Council girl Mutsuki (she has a thing for younger males instead). When he takes off his mask to save a bunch of Brainwashed and Crazy boys from a curse cast by his rival and long-lost younger sister, the ghostly Femme Fatale Blue Spot Girl, even guys (included Haruto and Kazumi from the Saitou HS council) fall in love with him. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Griffith of the Berserk manga/anime. His subordinates consider him to be very handsome and are quite taken with him. Many men even comment on how they feel strange things after hearing Griffith's voice following his rebirth.
    • Guts as well. He's a major Chick Magnet and Griffith himself had a Yandere obsession toward Guts before the Eclipse.
  • From JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Dio Brando. His insane level of charisma gets a lot of people to serve him, female and male alike. Joseph even mentions that this makes him very dangerous, as his minions are extremely loyal.
  • Monster--
    • Germany's most evil Bishonen, Johan Liebert, has been described as beautiful by more often by men than he has by women.
    • And then there's Roberto's huge Bodyguard Crush on him. Seriously, whenever the man talks about Johan you'd think they were lovers or something...
  • Ladios Sopp from The Five Star Stories manga the anime movie it spawned has one of these moments in just about every volume in which he appears. To be fair, he is a god in disguise. His true form, Amaterasu the God Emperor of Light sometimes gets this as well, but most people are too intimidated or outright terrified by him to say anything about it.
  • Yuki Sohma from Fruits Basket is popular among both males and females at his school. His older brother Ayame was also very popular with both genders in his school times. Not to mention that Haru once told Tohru that Yuki was his "first love." Also, Takei Makoto the Student Council president at Yuki and Tohru's school is shown to have a crush on Yuki, blushing whenever he is around and imagining him wearing a dress with a smile on his face.
  • Vampire Hunter D's leading character, D, is often called on his otherworldly beauty, with both genders commonly propositioning him. D's grandfather also has these effects on people.
    • In the original light novel series, D almost gets raped 3 times by men & Leon prevents two of them, one of those rape attempt included a kiss & getting to second base, and D gets 5 marriage requests from men.
  • One-shot character and Charm Person Kotaro Ijuuin in Rosario + Vampire Capu2. Not only did his voice captivate nearly every girl in earshot, when Ginei attempted to stand up to him, even he was smitten.
    • Subverted with Fong-Fong, who was actually trying to recruit Tsukune into the Chinese Mafia. That said, Fong-Fong still has his moments, such as the second panel here.
    • There's also Hokuto saying he's attached to Tsukune with his partner Kirie saying he's envious that Tsukune has melted Hokuto's heart. Also, the relationship between Hokuto and his Dragon Yoshii Kiria is even more blatant. Tsukune is also quite the chick magnet.
  • From the opening credits, it's clear that Ichiro from Nerima Daikon Brothers is coveted by women, men and animals alike. Naturally, he works at a host club.
  • Ikki from Air Gear. Just ask Akito. Or Aeon Clock who once confessed his love for him by saying that his life is Ikki's "feathers" and that "my heart is still inside those wings engraved with the same time". Or possibly even Kazu.
  • The eponymous character of Hayate the Combat Butler is known to have androgynous features and has induced many a Stupid Sexy Flanders moment among guys every time he is forced to crossdress. This has actually made a fellow male combat butler, Kotetsu Segawa, become something of a persistent suitor even after he found out Hayate was actually a guy.
  • Yukito from Cardcaptor Sakura had Sakura, Syaoran, and Sakura's brother Touya vying for his affection. Also the wacky Genki Girl Akizuki, seemingly. She really wants his power, and doesn't particularly care that if she takes it, he'll die. Of course, Everyone Is Bi in the CCS universe anyway.
  • Train from Black Cat had three girls who fell for him, and, ironically, the man who fell for him is the one whose feelings for him are the deepest and most obsessive.
  • Akio from Revolutionary Girl Utena, and for very different reasons, Touga. It's no real surprise when they start doing each other after Akio's first couple of appearances.
    • Miki is a major Chick Magnet, Touga hits on him in an early episode and he is in a relationship with Touga in the novels, and a male teacher had a thing for him which Kozue put a stop to.
    • There was also that one time it was implied that Saionji, Akio, and Touga had a three-way. A lot of Saionji's screen time is spent with him angsting over his unequal friendship with Touga and him wanting "eternal friendship".
    • The manga makes Mikage and Mamiya's mutual Ho Yay even more blatant.
  • Claus Valca from Last Exile, especially notable in the episode "Fairy Chess", receives varying forms of potentially romantic attention from Lavie, Tatiana, Sophia, Dio, and Gale.
  • Masao Kirishima from Mars quickly attracts the attention of male and female students alike.
  • Sousuke Sagara from Full Metal Panic!. Sousuke managed to attract unwanted attention from Gauron ever since he was twelve. Seriously—when Gauron first saw him, he literally did a double take, parked his jeep, and tried to pick him up. Also, in episode 24 while Gauron's trying to blow himself and Sousuke up (possibly in his screwed-up mind, as a lover's double suicide), he cries out, "I LOVE YOU, KASHIM!" and in Japanese, Gauron actually says "Aishiteru ze", which literally means "I love you" with all the romantic and sexual connotations attached to it. He also keeps calling Sousuke "Honey". Zaied also quite possibly felt a bit more than friendship towards Sousuke. Especially considering the frequent, really Gaussian Girl-esque memories he had of playing half-naked in the water with young Sousuke. Or how, in the short amount of time he was shown, he's always constantly thinking about Sousuke and whispering his name. Not to mention that, although Sousuke doesn't hesitate to kill him, he ends up unable to bring himself to shoot Sousuke when he has the chance. And Zaied wasn't the only guerilla that worked with Sousuke that probably wanted him—in the novels, it's made clear that Sousuke was aware that the other guerrillas he worked with treated him unusually nice, and many times it seemed likely that they would "attack him in his sleep" just because he was so darn pretty.
    • In the novels, Lemon seems to be Bi the Way towards Sousuke. Sure, he has a crush on Nami but there are the numerous times he's shown to have a strong attraction to Sousuke, despite Sousuke not even doing much besides being good looking and simply being there. When he first saw Sousuke, he thinks to himself that Sousuke is very good looking and "charming", despite Sousuke being completely emotionless (read: "eye candy"). Later, after Sousuke wins a tournament that helped win back Lemon's money, Lemon hugged Sousuke with "more passion than a french kiss would warrant", making Sousuke slightly uncomfortable. And later still, Lemon gets drunk, and subsequently invades Sousuke's personal space by hugging and groping him while blushing - which irritates Sousuke to no end.
    • In episode 11 from Fumoffu, a male trio from the Music Club challenges him to a bet—if he can pick up a girl, they'll pay for his meals, but if he can't, he has to, swim in a lake, naked, while they watch. He loses the bet (due to acting overly scary and violent). The other school girls watching are shown to be really excited to see his body, and the bullies are shown watching Sousuke undress with smiles on their faces.
    • And then in the manga there's a substitute swim teacher who takes an immediate interest in Sousuke and his abilities—an interest which apparently involves blushing, drooling, and having thoughts which are WAY too suggestive to not be taken as Hot for Student. And he is shown to be very obviously jealous and shocked when he interprets Kaname's "I work well with Sousuke because we have a bond" as being that they've done it.
    • Also, there's the elderly janitor for the school that is shown having a fantasy of having a threesome with Sousuke and Tsubaki. It was the most disgusting and disturbing images shown, ever. Brain Bleach will be needed for anyone who sets eyes on that.
  • D.Gray-man--
    • Allen Walker inspires such a reaction, along with being a Chick Magnet. Rohfa is infatuated with him, Road claims to love him, and there are suggestions in the second novel that Lenalee may have a secret crush on him. Another interpretation is that For may have a crush too. And then he's shown to be able to manipulate Komurin—a robot—by turning up his charm (complete with Bishie Sparkle) which makes Komurin fall for him. And possibly Lavi if his Ho Yay towards Allen is any indication.
      • Not to mention Road telling Lavi that Tyki likes Allen as she does (this being after it was established that she likes Allen enough to kiss him).
      • There's also Jeryy, the Camp Gay cafeteria manager in the Black Order, who flirts with Allen and calls him "cute".
      • Johnny appears to be obsessed with Allen too.
    • Kanda too. He's had guys hit on him before and Lavi is quite affectionate towards him, insists on calling him by his first name, and acts like a spurned lover whenever Kanda yells at him.
    • And Tyki. Cyril clearly likes the ladies but he is also obsessed with Tyki and even flirts with him a couple of times. He once said that Tyki's beauty arouses him, with Tyki replying "You're giving me goosebumps."
  • Kimihiro Watanuki from xxxHolic. The Love Triangle he thought he was in? Well... he is interested in Himawari Kunogi and she kinda likes him back, but it turns out his "love rival" Shizuka Doumeki isn't interested in Himawari like he believed, but in Watanuki himself. LOL CLAMP.
    • Also the shy little spirit, a fox dragon thing and maybe Yuuko.
    • Oh, and you know Zashiki Warashi, that cute girl that's completely shy and has a huge crush on Watanuki? In all likelihood, "she" is a "he" or an "it", according to a CLAMP interview where they say that her being female is not necessarily the case. Coupled with the fact that Zashiki Warashi spirits are normally described as being young boys and rarely being girls, along with how Ame-warashi usually says "this child" when referring to Zashiki Warashi instead of actually using a gender...
  • Peacemaker Kurogane--
    • Both played straight and played with in the case of Hijikata. He's portrayed, as in history, as extremely popular with the ladies, and even one major (male) villain in the manga was clearly attracted to him; however, in one conversation between Suzu and Tetsunosuke, when they are lampshading the similarities between their respective masters, Suzu goes into fanboy mode over Yoshida's attractiveness and sexual prowess, complete with an imagined Yoshida flaunting his sex appeal. Tetsunosuke, with a similar mental image of Hijikata, just seems disturbed by the thought.
    • And Tetsunosuke himself qualifies as Suzu has a considerable amount of Foe Yay towards him, Heisuke finds him attractive and has flirted with him, Susumu blushed around him and is hinted to really like him, and he has a love interest in Saya.
    • And Suzu too. The old merchant Yamatoya made him his sex slave and his favorite "pet".
  • In Mirai Nikki the male lead, and cute little boy Yukiteru is constantly pursued by the absolutely psychotic Yuno. Apparently he has also elicited similar feelings of the Ho Yay variety in Akise Aru. In the spin off, Akise goes as far to say that he's not gay, just Yukki-sexual.
  • Handsome Lech Hachibei Maeda in Ai Kora, has a few girls in his harem that are either in love with him or grow to love him later on. Also, Haiji fell in love with him because Maeda has a "pure heart".
  • Outlaw Star has Gene who initially has a thing going with his partner Hilda, gains the affections of the lovely Melfina, has Ship Tease moments Suzuka, as well as Fred Luo having a yaoi crush on him.
  • Midori no Hibi: Seiji. Besides being a Chick Magnet, in the manga a rather cute boy named Kota falls in love with him as well.
  • Yami no Matsuei: Everybody wants Tsuzuki... it's not just Muraki. Let's see, there's Hisoka, Muraki (the most blatant one), Hijiri, the Count or Hakushaku (just as blatant as Muraki), Tatsumi, Watari (a one time Stupid Sexy Flanders case), even his Shikigami... Yup, everyone's gay for Tsuzuki.
  • An episode of the second Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei anime series shows even the boys in Nozomu Itoshiki's class would jump at the chance of a romantic relationship with him. Much to his despair, of course.
  • Fushigi Yuugi--
    • Tamahome. Canonically, Nakago has a one-sided obsession with him and kissed him, Yui is in love with him to a Yandere-like degree, and he and Miaka are very much in love with each other. Also, Nuriko loved to tease him and once kissed him. Not to mention Vitriolic Best Friend with Ho Yay hints to Tasuki.
    • Nakago himself, as well. He's wanted by both The Dragon (a Depraved Homosexual Master of Illusion) AND The Dark Chick (Shock and Awe Dark Action Girl) of his group, and Miaka went all googly-eyed when she went to Kutou to check on Yui, meet up with him and saw his face for the first time (he was wearing a helmet that hid a good part of his face at the beginning), before she knew he was the enemy.
    • Oh, *please*. Hotohori! He's got Nuriko *and* Lady Houki crazy for him, and not to mention one of the Mt. Reikaku bandits was still infatuated with Hotohori after the Bridget dropping that took in the arc.
  • Yu Yu Hakusho: Kurama. He has a psychotic male stalker after him named Karasu.
  • Speed Grapher: Saiga Tatsumi. Ginza's obsessed with him, Kagura falls in love with him (and he with her), and his friend Bob openly crushes on him. Granted, Bob is a homosexual, so, in his case, it makes sense.
  • Black Butler--
    • Sebastian Michaelis. Not only do Ciel's aunt Angela and the maid Meirin want him, so does a male shinigami. Yaoi Fangirls claim Ciel wants him too. Hell, in the anime, Sebastian takes this to a whole new extent: Even the DOG that sometimes takes on a human male form and an angel want him. Also, in chapter 39, Ciel hosts a party with a lot of rich and powerful people present. One guest is a writer named Arthur Conan Doyle. While the rest of the guests mingle and drink wine, Arthur goes and sits by himself, feeling left out. Sebastian comes up to him and offers him a drink. When Arthur looks up to thank him for the drink he is left speechless, blushes, and thinks "Wow....What beauty and ambiance he has. He could appear in a book by Oscar Wilde". And as Sebastian walks off, Arthur sees sparkles appear around him and stares after him in shock while blushing and thinking "I see, when you become top class, your servants are also top class..." Also, Finnian has a tendency to fanboy Sebastian and was even shown releasing heart marks in regards to Sebastian once along with Meirin.
    • Ciel has this issue a lot. He attracts perverted cultists. And stalkers (like Baron Kevlin). And demons who want his soul (like Sebastian and Claude). And possibly Alois when he tells Ciel that he wants him and that he'll kill all his loved ones unless he agrees to become his. And he's even been flirted with by Aleister Chamber and Lau. And Undertaker has considerable Ho Yay towards him as well like in chapter 64 when he expresses concern over how Sebastian seems to make Ciel miserable and states that he'll murder Sebastian so that Ciel can be happy again. And Edgar expresses interest in him and calls Ciel "cutie" and "cute". Sieglinde also wanted Ciel and Sebastian to take her virginity.
    • William has Grelle wrapped around his finger.
    • And Claude. Alois practically confesses to him in episode 8 and in episode 11 tells him "I wanted your love".
    • Alois. He was able to effortlessly seduce Lord Trancy into having sex with him.
    • Joanne Harcourt is admired by Edgar Redmond and Aleister Chamber.
    • Maurice Cole is widely regarded as the most beautiful boy in his all boys school and he also has something for Redmond.
  • Nodame Cantabile: Chiaki. Okuyama certainly wants him. Unfortunately for Okuyama, so does Nodame.
  • Code Geass-
    • Lelouch Lamperouge. Milly, Shirley, Kallen and Kaguya are head-over-heels in love with him. (As well as 108 other girls. And maybe C.C). And let's not even get into where Nunnally fits here...Then there's the love and psychotic devotion that Rolo has for him and very possibly Suzaku...
      • In regards to Rolo his voice actor has absolutely no doubt that Rolo is in love with Lelouch, as he explicitly mentions in more than one of his interviews about the character.
      • In one picture drama Suzaku tells a cross-dressing Lelouch that he "looks beautiful", eats a piece of rice off of his face in one audio drama and ends up kissing him in another audio drama. And in the Turn 9.34 picture drama when C.C., Kallen, and Lelouch dress up as belly dancers to sneak into the Chinese Federation. C.C. and Kallen introduce Lelouch as their "beautiful older sister" and the men ogle him. Of course, Lelouch has a masculine voice, so when he speaks, they realize that he's a guy. However, one of the men says he doesn't mind because he thinks Lelouch is "beautiful".
    • We can't forget Suzaku either. He has Euphemia's love, Nunnally seems to have a small crush on him, was briefly engaged to Kaguya and had Foe Yay with Kallen. Then he had HEAPS of Foe Yay with Lelouch as well, and his friend Gino just loves to drape himself all over Suzaku's shoulders...
    • Rai counts as well.
  • As the lead character inFist of the North Star, Kenshiro is so manly and badass that not only women want him (Yuria, Mamiya, Lin), Mr. Heart is all but gay for him too.
  • Loveless--
    • Ritsuka. Soubi, Yuiko (one of Ritsuka's female classmates), and his older brother Seimei are all in love with him. It's also pretty Squicky because Seimei's love for Ritsuka falls very deeply into incest territory. It's also implied that his (much older) psychologist has a crush on him as she takes him out on a "date" in an early volume.
      • Both Natsuo and Youji have taken a liking to Ritsuka, especially in volumes 10 and 11. There were even hints of it way back when he fell asleep in the same bed with them.
    • Soubi as well.
  • Kei/Megumi Yosikawa reluctantly filled this role in the The Day of Revolution and all bets are off after he Jumps The Gender Barrier and his (now her) True Companions are no longer subject to that particular inhibition. After Kei becomes Megumi it's poor Mikoto's turn in the barrel.

It's interesting to note that Kei/Megumi and Mikoto's similar experiences resisting unwanted male advances is what actually draws them together in the first place.

  • Makoto from School Days gets his Chick Magnet status even more cranked Up to Eleven (and his worse traits are toned down, thank God) in the OAV. LOL, Taisuke!
    • And Yuuki from Cross Days.
  • Several males from Axis Powers Hetalia
    • Italy, who has Germany wrapped around his finger and is hinted to have been groped by France. Also, in one strip France hints that he wants to engage in sex with Italy.
      • Also, Prussia is shown to like Italy very much, considering him "cute" and going as far as to ask him on a date, only for Italy to be oblivious to his question (as he was fixated on Prussia's bird).
      • Spain seems to like Italy very much as well.
    • Austria, with his girlfriend/wife Hungary eagerly supporting it
    • France invokes the trope several times by groping Austria and commenting on how attractive he finds him (and possibly Italy), but also by trying to do something to England when England was bedridden. Not to mention him commenting on how cute he finds China. Or commenting on how cute he finds Romano and that he wants him. Or groping and kissing Spain.
    • America, in turn, has England very likely after him (even if he denies it), and two or three sketches have him swooned at by many girls.
    • Russia's relationship with Lithuania, who is the only one who could make him happy. And there's Poland around, too...
    • South Korea is very "affectionate" towards his brothers China and Japan... and he shows it by groping them.
      • Russia has Ho Yay towards China as well, much to the latter's horror. Russia has been seen sitting with China at the Allies Forces meetings, stalking China in a panda suit, and defends China against France and England at one moment then prompts him to live with him the next.
      • France has also fantasized about China when dreaming and calling him cute.
    • Japan is liked by both Greece and Turkey, spurning their rivalry even more, with Greece in the lead, especially after giving a "private lesson" to poor Japan.
      • Russia also has something for Japan. Belarus refers to Japan as "the one Big Brother wants" and that he has said "I want him, I want him" in Russia's CD single mini-drama, and Russia says to Japan that "you're bottom" and "under my power".
      • And China also has an obvious affection for Japan.
    • Not to mention that Sweden considers Finland his "wife" and is gay for him.
    • And Spain as well seeing as how France once groped him and kissed him and Romano is tsundere for him.
    • Romano as well. Spain seems to like him a lot and France once called him cute and stated that he wants him.
  • Kazuto ("Towa") Sakuma from Sensual Phrase. His androgynous good looks make not only women but also men swoon over him. He is... not amused.
  • Miller from Kaguyahime even when they don't mistake him for a girl.
  • Souma Saiki from Sakura Gari. He sleeps around a lot with both men and women, and due to his gorgeous looks, its mentioned that they all become extremely possessive of him when he tries to get them to leave him alone. Some of them even try to Murder the Hypotenuse in the hopes of having Souma for themselves. And yes, he got this kind of attention during his childhood as well.
    • You can't forget Masataka who has Souma himself lusting after him.
  • Thor from Jyu-Oh-Sei.

Zabi: You're beautiful...Such a rare sight in such an ugly world.
Thor: Beautiful? Don't you usually say things like that to girls?

  • Prince in the manwha 1/2 Prince. The female main character is the only female who plays as a male named Prince in a hugely popular online game. The gay guy in her party, who's her university lecturer IRL, is infatuated with her Bishonen character. Also, Prince acquires a large Unwanted Harem of both male and female admirers.
  • Dr. Naoki Irie from Itazura na Kiss. The flamboyant Motoki is constantly lusting after him.
  • Kyou Kara Maou--
    • Yuuri. Half the cast (Wolfram especially) is head over heels for him.
    • Saralegui is so Bishonen that even Yuuri seems to have a crush on him.
  • Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu--
    • Akihisa Yoshi has five people that like him, including another guy and his sister.
    • And then there's Hideyoshi Kinoshita. Should note there are subtle hints in the novel that Hideoyoshi might have a small crush on Yoshi too.
  • Memori from Game X Rush. Played for comedy, when the judo team ("Can I call you 'Big Brother'?!"), the G-ing bodyguards, and the male kids at the elementary school become big fans of Memori. And then there's the mutual Ho Yay between him and Yuuki...
  • In Kaze to Ki no Uta it seems like almost every male character has or would be willing to have sex with Gilbert. Gilbert also becomes attracted to Serge who is willing to make an exception for him.
  • Naruse Fuuta of Kawaii Akuma. He's so pretty and cute that everyone in his school, guys and girls alike, frequently comment on his beauty, fawn over him, wait on him hand and foot, act incredibly protective of him, and get jealous if he spends too much time with his boyfriend, Akiyoshi. Akiyoshi himself also counts as Naruse is obsessively and unhealthily in love with him, and he also had a fellow classmate try to jump him while his back was turned and a straight guy mentioned he wouldn't mind kissing Akiyoshi since he's so cute without his glasses.
  • Ayase of Okane ga Nai is an extreme case where 95% of the straight guys he meets will either fall in love with him or simply want to have sex with him. This was lampshaded in an omake at the end of Chapter 39, where the auto mechanic thinks about how both President Kanou and his employee Kuba seem to be in love with Ayase but claim they're not gay. He then looks at his employees who are all drooling over Ayase, and concludes that Ayase-fever must be contagious. ** Ironically, the only men who aren't interested in Ayase at all are the gay guys. Who are interested in Kanou.
  • Masashi of Oniichan to Issho. Mizusawa falls for a crossdressing Masashi and calls him "Boss Lady". This does not desist even when Masashi is dressed in masculine clothing. In general, most men who do not realize Masashi's true gender are attracted to him. Additionally, from Tsuyoshi's point of view, this trope also applies to Rin, his Unlucky Childhood Friend.
  • Alviss of MAR. "Man, Alviss-dono is popular among both men and women!", as stated by Edward during episode 88's Mär Heaven Network. Also, his enemy Phantom attempts to kiss him twice, brainwashes him and keeps him chained to his throne, and Alviss was practically molested by him.
  • Katekyo Hitman Reborn--
    • Ryohei has had Lussuria go into fanboy mode over his muscular physique, declare that he's just his type, and promptly decide to take him home and make him a part of his "collection".
    • Tsuna. Gokudera's, Yamamoto's, and Mukuro's actions around him certainly says much. Gokudera, in particular is his hardcore fanboy.
      • Also, Xanxus views everyone as trash but has something for the one who defeated him aka Tsuna.
    • Mukuro too. Ken and Chikusa's really like him.
    • Dino as well. Tsuna really likes him and looks up to him and in chapter 364 when Dino introduces himself as Tsuna's new English teacher we get a reaction shot of the class with the girls and one boy blushing here.
  • In the first episode of Death Note, a surprising number of men seem to be checking out Light. At each crossing he stops at, someone is giving him a sideways glance. And then there's his slightly too agog teacher when he listens to Light translate some lines to Japanese.
    • Let's see, you've got like every background character in episode 1, Ryuk follows him around everywhere, Raye Penber The Stalker, L and his weird obsession and surveillance cameras, Misa showing up on his door step, Takada directly asking him out, Matsuda and Mikami the Fanboys, and Near with his creepy smiles and he keeps calling and hanging up... Kira is a wanted man.
  • Gokusen--
  • Kyo Sogoru of Zegapain. He has a Invisible to Gaydar character named Lu Sheng who loves him and possibly also Tomigai since he was willing to give his Sacred First Kiss to Kyo while filming a love scene for a movie Ryoko was making.
  • Kou Ichinomiya from Arakawa Under the Bridge. Takai, who's Invisible to Gaydar, is very crazy for him.
  • Minamoto from Zettai Karen Children. Kyosuke certainly wants him and Sakaki does too.
  • Kaichou wa Maid-sama!: Usui in the anime adaptation. Can't blame them. Even straight guys in Real Life want to kiss him!
  • The Tower of Druaga: Utu. When Jil first sees him without his helmet on, he blushes and says he didn't think Utu would be that good looking.
  • Shukufuku no Campanella: Leicester. Even Golem blushes around him.
  • Pandora Hearts: Both Oz and Gil apply. Gil is heavily implied to be in love with Oz, and Break sometimes engages in some playful flirting with Oz as well. Also, Vincent is a Crazy Jealous Guy for Gil and Break likes to flirt with Gil too. Oz can get possessive about Gil sometimes as well.
    • Elliot, as mentioned in side materials.
    • In chapter 48 Oz crossdresses and manages to make a male servant blush and stare at him.
    • Leo has both Elliot and Vincent not minding directing subtext towards him.
  • Yuki of Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru. Almost everyone in the cast absolutely adores and loves him, including the main villain.
    • Also Luka as he is a major Chick Magnet and male!Yuki has mutual Ho Yay with him. Elegy, who's stated to be male by Luka in the manga, also has an obsession towards him.
  • Otonashi from Angel Beats!. Naoi is obsessed in a Ho Yay-riffic kind of way with him and is his hardcore fanboy. Even Hinata has his fair share of moments where he seems interested in Otonashi especially early on.
  • Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion. Played straight, subverted, or both at once, depending on how you look at it. His interactions with Kaworu fall very deeply into Ho Yay territory, but end very messily. None of his relationships with the other characters turn out well either, due to his insecurities and everyone else's unique psychological issues.
    • On the other hand, Ryoji Kaji jokingly(?) flirts with him in Rebuild 2.0 — and, in Ikari Shinji Raising Project, Shinji gets unwanted attention from both Kaworu and Gendo.
      • There's a deleted/alternate scene on the 2.22 DVD where Kaji is introduced in a tram car, which ends with him suddenly saying "I love you" to Shinji before ducking out.
    • And Kaworu himself as well, as Shinji appears to be If It's You It's Okay towards him.
  • Otomen:
    • Asuka is regarded as "the kind of guy other men fall in love with" by members of his kendo club. When he's rumored to move to America he even gets a group of guys confessing their love for him.
    • And then there's Juuta who doesn't even hide the fact that he finds Asuka very charming, calls him Asuka-chan, tends to lose his sense of personal space around him, and even flirts with him a few times.
  • Shungo from Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun. In episode three, he has groups of Macho Camp guys fawning over him and trying to come on to him. Also, Mayu's older brother Mikihiro has Ho Yay towards Shungo. He often goes out of his way to playfully tease him by getting in his face (literally), cornering him when no one's around, holding him close to his body so he can't get away when dragging him off to train, and even stalking him.
  • Tesshou from Wild Life. Professor Ryoto constantly hits on him.
  • Cain from Count Cain. Oscar is in love with him.
  • Kakashi from Naruto. In one filler scene, a ramen waitress and her father blush and get all googly-eyed upon seeing Kakashi's handsome face.
    • Zabuza. Haku very, very clearly states that he loves Zabuza in the same way that Naruto does to Sakura. Zabuza seems to reciprocate somewhat.
    • Naruto in fandom view. It's joked that he's a Seme magnet. In canon he's got a bunch of fangirls after saving Konoha (Hinata included) and Gaara seems to become his fanboy, being determined to save him, thinking about him and touching him a lot, and considers meeting Naruto to be the best moment of his life. According to him, everything he was burdened with was worth it since he got to meet Naruto.
    • Sasuke is a Chick Magnet and Udon was shown making googly eyes at Sasuke after he saved them from Kankuro. And Orochimaru has an obsession with him and "wants his body".
  • Tooru, Yuujiro, and Mikoto from Princess Princess. Basically the whole plot involves the three girly-looking men in an all-boys high school dressing up as "Princesses" in Gothic-Loli clothing in order to be fawned over and adored by the general student population. They also have a tendency to be hit on by guys even when they're not in "Princess" clothing and Yuujiro himself seems to have considerable Ho Yay towards Tooru.
  • Akira from the Togainu no Chi anime/manga and game is definitely a dude magnet. Keisuke is not so subtly in love with him and follows him around like a devoted puppy, Rin regularly comments on his looks, insinuates wanting to have sex with him, and acts all clingy around him, Shiki and other guys love to invade his personal space a lot and comment on his looks, and Arbitro has an "interest" in him.
  • Kaname from Vampire Knight has this "problem". He already has Yuki, Ruka, Sara, and countless screaming Day Class girls who want him. Not to mention all those Nobles practically shoving their daughters at him at the Aido family's soiree`. But on top of all this he has a very one-sided bromance with Hanabusa, and if you look closely there's a guy in line to give him chocolates in the Valentines Day chapter. And then there's Ichijou's loyalty and concern for Kaname brought to new and interesting heights as of the latest chapter if his conversation with Yuuki is anything to go by.
  • Kanata from Oto x Maho. Everyone wants him, be they male, female, straight, gay, you name it, they want him.
  • Monochrome Factor--
    • Akira has Kengo who's attracted to him, Shirogane who's in love with him, and Haruka who's blushed around him and is hinted to like him.
    • And Haruka as well as Kou loves to flirt with him.
  • Daisuke from D.N.Angel. He's subject to some major Ho Yay whenever Satoshi and Keiji are around, and he also gets some Ho Yay with Dark and Rokuto. In the anime, it is hinted that Satoshi may have romantic feelings for Daisuke. When this is brought up, he doesn't openly confess to anything, though he never denies the accusations either. If anything, he encourages the idea, which has led to the source of much confusion regarding his motives. It has even been stated outright by Dark that Daisuke is the one who causes Satoshi to turn into Krad. Krad himself has also hinted at Satoshi possibly wanting more than a friendship from Daisuke at least once in the anime, and more than twice in the manga.
    • Satoshi gets this too. Krad gets his Ho Yay on with him often and in the manga Dark once mentioned when he figured out he was a boy after nearly kissing him when he was disguised as a girl that "You would have been just my type if you were a girl." Daisuke, despite being in love with Risa, also doesn't mind getting subtexty with him.
  • Takara from Moe Kare. The entire school seems to love him regardless of gender or age.
  • Psyren: Ageha Yoshina. Oboro likes him a lot.
  • Kamui from X1999. Sorata Arisugawa gets pretty flirty with him in the early chapters of the manga and Fuma and Keiichi have Ho Yay towards him. Fuma too as Kamui has mutual Ho Yay towards him as well.
  • Takuto Tsunashi from Star Driver.
    • Given that Head/Reiji Miyabi has seduced men and women alike to further his goals, it must run in the family.
    • Sugata. Besides the Ho Yay with Takuto, Head tells Sugata he's happy that "someone as beautiful as him lives on the island" and then in episode 14 Head tells Sugata that painting what he loves makes him happy. Later, he suggests painting a portrait of Sugata. Episode 23 features Sugata receiving the painting Head made of him... and Taiga and Jaguar quickly comment that it has an unpleasant libido on it.
  • Teito Klein of 07-Ghost. Mikage once told him he loved him, Ayanami has Foe Yay towards him, and Frau and Hakuren have Ho Yay towards him.
    • Frau, Mikage, and Hakuren are all recipients of Ho Yay from Teito as well.
  • Natsume Yuujinchou: In the manga, Natori's horde of squeeing fangirls includes Nishimura.
  • Yuki from No Bra.
  • Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru has Minoru who is lusted after and almost raped by Pedro a Brazilian martial artist.
  • Shido from Nightwalker. Cain has kissed him, said that he loves him, and stalks him.
  • Haru wo Daiteita: Iwaki gets this constantly by both men who are essentially straight, and by gay men. This, of course, causes Katou to be very paranoid about every guy he meets, and sends him into Crazy Jealous Guy mode more than once (although admittedly he gets a lot better as time goes on).
  • Narutaru: Takeo Tsurumaru. Norio is secretly in love with him.
  • Karakurizoushi Ayatsuri Sakon: Sakon. He melts the girls around him and he seems to be a little bit aware of this fact but he is too shy to do something about. His friend Fujita says that "Although I'm a guy, I think he is hot stuff".
  • Barajou no Kiss: Tenjou is shown having a horde of adoring fans of both genders. His vice president is rather, ah, devoted.
  • Blood Plus: In the novels Kai muses to himself that even guys like him wouldn't be able to deny how attractive Haji is.
  • Clover: Kazuhiko. Barus is especially fond of him, and likes to call him his "prince". And, uh, snuggle with his severed hand at night.
  • Kuranosuke from Kuragehime.
  • Kaoru of Virgin Love is frequently mistaken for a model, turns heads wherever he goes, and even his lover is a former ladykiller who was more than willing to make an exception based on his looks.
  • Gravitation--
    • Shuichi Shindou. He and Yuki are lovers, Hiro seems to be willing to make an exception for him, and it was revealed in the sequel series that Ryuichi has the hots for him as well.
    • Ryuichi and Yuki themselves, too. Tatsuha and Touma, anyone?
  • Nitori from Wandering Son.
  • No. 6: Nezumi, when the two mooks wanted "payment" from him after he kisses the prostitute. Also implied by Rikiga when he offers Nezumi a job as a gigilo. Also, Sion has mutual Ho Yay with him and kisses him on the lips. And he sometimes uses his sex appeal to charm other guys into doing things for him. In chapter 14 a male top No 6 official also hits on him.
    • And not to mention Sion who is the target of mutual Ho Yay by Nezumi and is even kissed by him. Also, in chapter 6 a random guy comes up to Sion and hits on him saying "You're very pretty like a doll."
  • Shin from Nana.
  • Ranmarou from Ikoku Irokoi Romantan. Even Gondou, who is straight and in love with Kaouru, is tempted by him.
  • Riki from Ai no Kusabi. He's got both Iason and Guy crazy for him. Also, the novel explains that a lot of men out there want Riki. Even the guys of his gang.
  • Florian from Gorgeous Carat. It's the eyes.
  • Both Mochizuki and Honma of Boku No Sexual Harassment.
  • Dee and Ryo from FAKE. Jemmy and Berkeley anyone? Not to mention that Dee and Ryo are a couple.
  • Takahashi Misaki from Junjou Romantica. Usagi, Haruhiko, and Ijuuin have passionate feelings for Misaki.
  • Ranmaru from Kizuna. Repeatedly, to the point where even his kendo club members tend to have a thing for him. Even guys trying to kill him seem to have enough time to remark on how hot he is. Although really, it's not like you could blame them.
  • Mira from Papa to Kiss in the Dark.
  • Sora from Sukisho. Sunao and Hiromu Sakura are in love with him and Minato has attempted to have sex with him. Sunao too. He has Sora as a lover and many guys have flirted with him or commented on how attractive he is. And Nagase Kai, as Gaku Ichikawa is in love with him and Kai Nanami has Shinichirou as a lover and has had Soushi come on to him.
  • Takuto Izumi from Zetsuai 1989. Kouji, despite being a womanizer, was more than willing to make an exception for him.
  • Takanari from Shinshi Doumei Cross. Maguri has a completely obvious and unabashed crush on him.
  • Possibly Kyon of Suzumiya Haruhi. There's a meme going around that everyone is Itsuki for Kyon.
  • Sen and Swordfish from the yaoi manga Under Grand Hotel. Sen has Swordfish in love with him and has had numerous guys try to rape him, and Swordfish has Sen and Norman in love with him.
  • Tokidoki "Toki" Rikugou of Amatsuki. Kurotobi constantly hits on Toki, calls him cute and touches him a lot. In general, a lot of the characters have a thing for him.
  • Negi from Mahou Sensei Negima is a major Chick Magnet and Memetic Sex God already, but in this chapter is appears that he has his arch-rival Fate as a possible love interest pining for his affections. The end of the chapter even reads that the strongest love (?) rival appears. So yup, he counts, and we're damn shocked it took this long.
  • Hiroshi Kuzumi from Ookamikakushi. Just ask Issei who stalks and tries to molest Hiroshi a few times.
  • Makoto Fujitani from Karin. Lots of guys seem enamored with him because of his beautiful looks and have frequently tried to jump him.
    • Ren's beauty is also commented on by a group of guys at school.
  • Keita of Gakuen Heaven.
  • Antique Bakery: Ono has a reputation as a "Gay of Demonic Charm," and has been fired multiple times for (sometimes accidentally) charming his straight coworkers and bosses.
  • Kinjiro from Airmaster. One guy (Nagato) says he wants to have his babies and asks him for a kiss which he reluctantly gives to take the pain of an injury away.
  • Hei of Darker than Black is a major Chick Magnet. Also, in the second season, Genma declares his love for him.
  • Osanai of Paprika. Himuro, seems to have fetishized Osanai, since we briefly see dirty magazines in his apartment with a younger Osanai on the cover, and his dreamscape features a towering statue of Osanai as a Greek god.
  • The titular character of Kunisaki Izumo no Jijou often attracts unwanted attention from guys due to his looks. Being a natural in playing as an onnagata[1] in kabuki does not help either (at least in his opinion).
  • Breakfast Club: Akira.
  • Vassalord: Pretty much everyone who comes across Rayflo wants to sleep with him. Charley also counts what with the Ho Yay he gets with Rayflo.
  • GetBackers has Kazuki due to his feminine looks. Also, there's Ban. Takuma Fudou has a one-sided homoerotic obsession with him. Ban and Ginji also get a lot of subtext in their relationship and Kuroudo Akabane Ginji has called Ginji beautiful and told him "I look forward to being your partner... in more ways than one."
  • In Inuyasha, Inuyasha found himself on the receiving end of Jakotsu's attentions who was quite determined to show Inuyasha the affection he always gives to his favourites... which involves death and carved ears. Jakotsu did also admit that he found Miroku and Sesshoumaru very attractive as well... but his heart was now loyal to Inuyasha.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has Kamina, Simon, Viral, and Rossiu. Leeron openly flirts with all of them at one point or another. Also, Simon and Kamina have loads of male fans in real life that have man crushes on them due to how Badass they are.
  • Brief from Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt. Unfortunately for him, he is usually the object of bondage-obsessed Garterbelt's affections.
  • Okiura from Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho. In the manga, he ends up attracting a Invisible to Gaydar character.
  • George from Paradise Kiss.
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Seijiro Hiko, full stop. Also, Kenshin (to an extent).
  • Shou of Angels Feather.
  • Vash of Trigun. His brother Knives has a very twisted love for him and Legato seems to be hitting on him at one point. Knives as well as Legato has a twisted love for him.
  • Kare Kano: Arima Soichiro has the power to inspire blushes and dreamy feelings in any male he sees.
  • Ranma ½: During the Koi Rod arc Ranma (in both his male and female forms) falls in love with Ryoga due to being hit with the fishing rod of love, causing much fan rejoice from the shippers.
  • Gon of Hunter X Hunter. Killua has considerable Ho Yay towards him and Hisoka clearly has the hots for him.
    • Kurapika. There's Killua's constant blushing toward him in the OVA, Shura appearing to lean in for a kiss, and Leorio's affection towards him.
  • Ludwig of Ludwig Revolution. Very much canon with Julius's interest in Ludwig.
  • Ichigo Kurosaki of Bleach. He's very much a Chick Magnet and Muramasa from the anime was said to be "infatuated" with Ichigo, and he also has received Ho Yay / Foe Yay from more than one male.
    • Ukitake. Oh boy, Ukitake. Despite never using his looks to his advantage (being a nice guy), he still has both women and men fussing over him in equal measure. One fainting spellon the beach has everyone instantly hovering anxiously around him. His subordinates dote upon him (Kiyone is madly in love with him, and we can't blame her) and even the other captains are quite taken with him. There's Kyouraku (who he's effectively got wrapped around his little finger) calling him "iro otoko" which means "lover, lady-killer, sexy guy" (make of that what you will), Sui-Feng (of all people!) pinning him to a tree with daggers and cutting his haori and kimono jacket to shreds while his 3rd seat took photos, and Amagai jumping him. It was the sake, sure. (Suuuuuure).
    • Hisagi falls in love and unites with Senbonzakura who also falls in love with and fights Byakuya for the sake of love. And gets beaten by Kensei for it.
      • Byakuya is voted most attractive among women and has made Renji blush on occassion.
  • Played straight in Doushitemo Furetakunai: The main character captures the attention of several 'straight guys' during the story.
  • Otani from Lovely Complex. Seiko, a boy who regularly crossdresses and makes a convincing girl fell in love with Otani after Otani saved him from being attacked by a dog and even kissed him on the lips. Otani later found out Seiko was biologically male when he took off his shirt when tending to Otani's injury in the school infirmary. Seiko feared that Otani would find him disgusting but Otani reassured him that he didn't and they remained good friends.
  • Magic Knight Rayearth: Zagato. Innouva (male) is in love with him and so is Alcyone (female).
  • Jonathan of Legend of the Blue Wolves has two guys after him, namely Captain Continental and Leonard.
  • Busou Renkin: Kazuki. Tokiko eventually falls in love with him and decides to stay at his side, and it's very obvious that Papillon is obsessed with him as well.
  • Persona 4: The Animation has Yu Narukami aka the Main Characgter. During Episode 19, Yosuke apparently has very confusing feelings for him during the group date.
    • ... Which actually comes from an event in the game, only with the Ho Yay amped Up to Eleven.
  • Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle: Kaito. Very, very blatant with Rook's, Anna's, Freecell's, and Cubic's interest in him.
  • Battle Spirits: J.
  • Saizo of Brave 10. Kamanosuke certainly wants him as do a lot of girls.
    • Yukimura as well. Just ask Rokuro.
  • Kurama of Kamisama Kiss. In-universe. He also has lots of male fans.
    • Ookuninushi has lots of girls and Otohiko in love with him.
    • Tomoe's looks have attracted numerous girls and Akura-Ou/Kirihito is quite yandere for him.
  • Ko Kijin in Saiunkoku Monogatari is so beautiful that when he took the examination to qualify for government office, his looks distracted the other candidates so much that only he and two other people - both friends of his who were already accustomed to his beauty - were able to pass the exams, and thirty officials had to be fired for forgetting to ring the bell to signal the end of the exam period. He eventually took to wearing a mask constantly in order to hide his face, and even the threat of having him take off his mask during court is enough to cause chaos; when he actually takes it off, it entrances anyone who looks at him and sends several men into hysterics.
  • Mizutama from Pump Up has a pretty big male following due to his feminine looks.
  • Inugami of Wolf Guy Wolfen Crest is lusted after by Haguro and Ryuuko after they learn of his werewolf form. Local Hot Teacher Aoshika develops a crush on him as well.
  • Mawaru Penguindrum: The seventh audio drama reveals that Shouma's friend Yamashita has a crush on him.
  • Corsair: Canale, the resident blind Long-Haired Pretty Boy, gets raped/attempted raped fairly consistently from the age of seven upwards and his brother has an unwanted lust for him as well as Ayace being in love with him.
  • Seimaden: Laures is hit by this so very much. Tetius, Count Berk, Count Marion all want him due to his beauty and strength.
  • Love Pistols: Half of the cast really. Played for humor in Norio's case, since it scares the hell out of him when his Smells Sexy pheromones suddenly kick in.
  • Lotte no Omocha: Naoya. When in a dress, he was ogled by the men in the Queen's harem and Kilik, and in normal clothes, by Griselda's mentor and adopted father, Atori (unknown to poor Griselda).
  • Hana no Mizo Shiru: Misaki. Kind of a given, since it's a Boys Love manga, but in addition to Arikawa and Kawabata, it's also generally said around school that his feminine looks attract men (and that he was sexually harassed by a male upperclassman one year).
  • In DRAMAtical Murder Aoba is the subect of a harem by almost all the males.
  • Love Stage: Izumi has made straight men consider being bisexual due to being so attractive and feminine looking.
    • Rei when not wearing his glasses causes this; he finds it troublesome.
  • Adekan: Proven when a man blatantly hits on Shiro, touching his face and comparing his eyes to ”dewdrops”. To be fair, Shiro was turning up the sex appeal in order to manipulate him. Turns out that the man intended to capture Shiro for his beauty, planning to sell his services in prostitution. Saburouta's friend and co-worker Wakabayashi has admitted to "fucking Shiro at least fifty times" in his mind.
  • Seimaden: Laures is hit by this so very much. Tetius, Count Berk, Count Marion all want him due to his beauty and strength.
  • Nerima Daikon Brothers: Ichiro.
  • Tono To Issho: Kenshin is just SO handsome! Motochika too, technically.
  • Ryu of Tantei Gakuren Q. Older women, young girls and little girls blush at the sight of him as well as him having Ho Yay with Kyuu and the Foe Yay with Anubis.
  • High School DXD-Occult Research Club: Issei. To defeat him, that is. Vali, Sairaorg, Cao Cao and Kiba wants to fight are the prime targets. Needless to say, he's not amused.
  • Loghorizon: Soujiro. Dolce probably joined his guild for him. Magus, the mastermind behind the PKers and Hamelin, is also blatantly in love with Soujiro, even stating so in one of their confrontations.
  • CrimsonSpell: Havi, Ruruka, and Rimris all have confirmed or near confirmed feelings of love towards Vald, Marse has a soft spot towards Vald because he reminds him of his prince who died, and Hellyne has been shown to get flustered around Vald whenever he compliments him or gets really close to him.
  • Balder Hringhorni of Kamigami No Asobi. The crowd of students perpetually dogging him includes quite a few dudes.
  • Kaneki of Tokyo Ghoul has both Tsukiyama and Romo acting Yandere towards him though Tsukiyama is a guy, Rize finding him attractive enough to want to date and hunt him, Nico commenting on how good looking he finds him and flirting with him, and Touka acting quite tsundere towards him with both hinting at a mutual attraction. Mutsuki also clearly adores Kaneki and acts awkward around Touka which some theorize to be jealousy.
    • Nico has also commented on how attractive he finds Tatara and Ayato.
    • Yamori's not much to look at but he's badass and unstable enough to have attracted Naki and Nico.
    • Tsukiyama has Kanae secretly pining for him. Too bad for him Tsukiyama has his sights set on Kaneki/Sasaki.
  • Cardfight Vanguard: Aichi Sendou. He has Kai stating that he's obsessed with him and considers him his mate, Misaki and Kourin have a thing for him, Ren and him are rather close with Ren generating much Ho Yay towards him, Ishida Naoki and Shingo being his fanboys, and Olivier Gaillard's dialogue sometimes sounds a lot like he's Aichi's jealous boyfriend.
  • One Piece: Luffy is quite the Chick Magnet. Bartolomeo is obsessed with Luffy in what appears to be a more than platonic level as well. Compared to Hancock, Bartolomeo also fantasizes about Luffy as a bishonen and blushes and stutters a lot in relation to him perhaps even more so than lovesick Hancock!
    • Sanji. Duval's reveals he's got a crush on Sanji. And he had drag queens on Okama Island flirting with him and dressing him up for two years. Also the two men on Fishman Island who gave him blood transfusions.
    • During the Dressrosa arc, when "White Horse" Cavendish, the "Prince Pirate" and captain of the Beautiful Pirates is introduced, several women faint from his mere appearance. He also attracts quite a few admiring looks and comments from the men.
  • Misaki of Project K. Fushimi enjoys stalking him and appears to have feelings for him to a yandere extent.
    • Kuroh has made Shiro blush multiple times and even calls him his "wife".
  • Denpa Kyoshi: Junichirou has both male and female teachers falling for him after he becomes a teacher.
    • Araki Koutarou has boys falling for him due to his girlish looks.
  • Yamada-kun And The Seven Witches: Yamada himself. He has attracted many girl throughout the series. He has also attracted the male Miyamura and other guys are not afraid to get physical with him as well.
  • A Cruel God Reigns: Ian, although it is often played for laughs. This also applies to Jeremy several times.
  • Kirito of Sword Art Online: He's a chick magnet, and it's also heavily implied that the male Klein has the hots for him.
  • The Ping Pong Club: Yusuke to the point that he's considered beautiful when dressed as a women.
  • Even the most rude of Huey Laforet's detractors in Baccano! will openly admit he's pretty. One of Victor's many complaints about Huey is that, along with being a crazy and dangerous genius who's way into doing things For Science!, he's also "too goddamn handsome for [his] own good."
  • Ayumu Mikoshiba from Otasuke Miko Miko-chan because of his effeminate looks.
  • Sitri in Makai Ouji, has a fan club at his all boys school of over 200 members. Also, Baalberith calls Sytry his "Beautiful doll" and is implied to have kissed him.
    • There's also Dantalion and Solomon/William. Dantalion and Solomon definitely had a thing together and it seems Dantalion is now transferring his affections to William.
    • Then there's Solomon having Ship Tease with all of the pillars...Kevin being quite fond of William, Michael's lack of personal space toward Uriel/Kevin and jealousy of William while telling him that he should only have eyes for him, Metatron's crush on Michael, as well as the ending theme basically being comprised of Dantalion, Sytry, and Camio declaring their unrequited love for William... or maybe Solomon, or both. Both opening and ending are sung by the voice actors.
    • Camio as the head boy getting a scene of a boy wanting to be his fag (butler), and the boy is stating something about not wanting to be anyone else's fag but Camio's, complete with heart marks.
  • Aoi from Aoi Destruction is always being flirted with by men and has a legion of awestruck fanboys.
  • Kitano of Angel Densetsu has four girls who fall for him, and one male underling that adores him a bit too much.
  • Vincent of Bizenghast. The first time Edaniel transforms into his human form, he asks Dinah and Vincent "Wanna make out?"
  • Karneval: When Gareki wins him a bracelet from a game, Yogi tells him, "You're so cool, Gareki-kun. You must be popular with the girls. I got red just looking at you." And later he is still wearing the bracelet.
    • Hirato tries to woo/tease Akari every chance he gets.
    • Nai. Gareki frequently blushes whenever Nai acts cute. He is also fiercely protective of the innocent Nai from the elements of the cruel and evil world.
  • Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun: Mikoshiba has both a female and male fanbase.

Comic Books[edit | hide]

  • Check out the Marvel Star Wars comics. In one issue, there's a species, the Zeltrons, who are attracted to Force-sensitives. So when Luke Skywalker is on Zeltros, he naturally gets a legion of fangirls. And one fanboy.
  • Gambit is very much this. He can even charm men. For a while one of Remy's powers was hypnotic charm, which let him try swaying any sentient being of any gender to his side but that has been changed. This "power" is no longer mentioned, and it's heavily implied that he is just that charming.
  • Akihiko/Daken in Marvel Comics. Again, justified due to the guy's powers: he has pheromone-related ones that allow him to alter emotions and perceptions in other people, thus making females and males want him. And even more: Daken himself is a Depraved Bisexual. So yeah.
    • It is notable that Daken's appeal is exclusively a function of his pheromones, rather than any kind of general attractiveness. Hulkling of the Young Avengers, despite being gay, is entirely unaffected because he is not a human. He is also fully aware that Daken is trying to influence him with his pheromone powers.
    • Daken's flirtatious attempt to win over Gambit also fails, perhaps because Gambit's Seduction-Fu is stronger than his.
  • Tony Stark. Even the male supervillains want him. (Hell, the first Crimson Dynamo defected and then died for him.) Here, have a (terrifying) canon example:
    • Even his armour fell in love with him.
  • Wallace Wells, Just Wallace Wells...
  • For obvious reasons, nearly every guy in the Marvel universe is gay for Captain America (comics). Especially Spider-Man, Iron Man and Deadpool.
  • Batman. If The Joker's Foe Yay towards him is any indication. Harley & Ivy both think that the Joker only has eyes for Batman and the Joker has often professed affection towards Batman (complete with moments of desperate attention-needing). In the macabre Arkham Asylum, which is a canon Batman comic, Joker slaps Batman on the butt and continually hits on him throughout the comic. The pages are lined with homoerotic content and an unnatural level of sexual tension.
    • Can't forget Bruce's childhood friend turned villain Thomas Elliot who became Hush. He seems to obsessively stalk Bruce and even got plastic surgery to look like Bruce. Some of his lines exemplify the Foe Yay even more:

Hush: But never fear, Bruce.
Hush: I won't desert you before the final curtain.
Hush: I'm staying here to watch as the heartbeats slow and end.

  • Spider-Man. His enemy Chameleon once told him he loves him, right before jumping off a bridge. Also, Electro visits a shape-shifting prostitute in the Marvel Knights series, and it's strongly implied he wants her to transform into Spider-Man for him. Then there's the symbiote's yandere obsession with him.


Fanfic[edit | hide]

  • Naruto and Sasuke get this in slash fics sometimes when paired with each other or with other guys. "The Taste Of Your Lips" is an example of other guys wanting Sasuke and Sasuke in turn wanting Naruto.
  • As only a sophomore in high school, Jean-Paul (Northstar) is this in X-Men fanfic Mutatis Mutandis by Artemis's Liege, catching the eye of two upperclassmen and apparently initiating an affair with his combat instructor Wolverine, all seemingly straight.


Film[edit | hide]

Ellen: Thirty foot rule?
Spitzer: What's that?
Ellen: Means Michael has to stay thirty feet away from him until we find out if he's straight or gay.

    • Of course, Michael doesn't stay away and we end up with a really weird love triangle and then some...
  • Louis Renault's description of Rick Blaine in Casablanca: "If I were a lady, and I were not around, I should be in love with Rick."
    • Just about every male OR female with more than two minutes of screen time gets at least some Ho Yay, Foe Yay, or plain ol' straight Ship Tease with Rick.
  • Didier from Son of Rambow is just that hot, enough to have a faithful posse of boys as well as girls.
  • David Bowie's character Jack Celliers in the film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence has this effect on the Japanese POW commandant Captain Yonoi, due to his evident heroic qualities and respectable integrity. The entire plot of the movie is actually driven by this instance of distanced man-love.
  • In the film Fight Club, the protagonist clearly has conflicting feelings about "Blondie", the extremely attractive young Space Monkey. In one scene, in his Brad Pitt persona, he kisses Blondie on the mouth, accompanied by a voice-over line about jealousy. Later, as Edward Norton, he beats Blondie to a pulp, remarking, "I felt like destroying something beautiful."
    • Just for the record, this super-dooper-pretty Space Monkey was called Angel Face and he was portrayed by Jared friggin' Leto.
  • Everybody wants Gong-gil. Unfortunately.
  • Blades of Glory "You mean the blonde chick's a dude? Aw man..."
  • The Graverobber from Repo! The Genetic Opera definitely qualifies as this, there is even one recorded case of someone turning bi because of him.
  • Jimmy in Cursed. Bo the wrestler comes out of the closet to Jimmy because he has a crush on him due to his "unnatural sexual allure".
  • Ron Burgundy in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy has Champ wrapped around his finger. In one scene Champ says the following to Ron:

Champ Kind: The bottom line is you've been spending a lot of time with this lady, Ron. You're a member of the Channel Four News Team.
Ron Burgundy: That's a given.
Champ Kind: We need you. Hell, I need you. I'm a mess without you. I miss you so damn much! I miss being with you. I miss being *near* you. I miss your laugh!
[laugh's playfully and pulls on Ron's sleeve]
Champ Kind: I miss your scent.
[Composes himself, becomes serious]
Champ Kind: I miss your musk... When this all gets sorted out, I think you and me should get an apartment together!
Brian Fantana: Take it easy, Champ. Why don't you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while.

    • Wes Mantooth also has Foe Yay towards Ron and says he respects him before kissing him on the forehead.
  • Jeffrey Beaumont of Blue Velvet. Frank Booth is a Depraved Bisexual who takes the hero out, covers his mouth with lipstick and kisses him while calling him pretty (the original, four hours long, script also implied pretty heavily that he raped him). And after all that, when he's chasing him to the woman's apartment, he threatens him with rape again and is still calling him pretty.
  • Cillian Murphy of The Dark Knight Saga. Notable example being when the director of Batman Begins tried to find excuses for him to take off his glasses so there could be more screentime for his baby blues.

"I listed Murphy last cause I simply have to mention that this guy is too good looking. Look, Christian Bale is a handsome dude, but Murphy (who plays Scarecrow) is fucking gorgeous. I was getting lost in his dreamy eyes, man. Like Holmes, Murphy was way too young for his supposed profession (in this case a psychiatrist); unlike Holmes, he was so good looking that I bought it."

  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle: At least two guys show some attraction to Kumar in the first film; an old man in the hospital tries to hold his hand, and one of the medics is obviously infatuated.
  • 10 Things I Hate About You director Gil Junger, after Heath Ledger finished the reading and left, declared that if he had to have sex with a man, that Ledger would be that man.


Literature[edit | hide]

  • Thomas of The Dresden Files is a supernaturally-sexy White Court Vampire, and this is a good thing in his usual circles but causes problems when he must walk among Muggles. When he brought up how hard holding down a job was given what happened to women when they got around him, Dresden says something to the effect of "At least it was a woman that time." An apparently straight male character once said of him (when believing him to be Dresden's lover) "it's okay, even I notice how good he looks."
  • Hikaru Genji from Tale of Genji was known to inspire men to weep from his beauty. Of course, Everyone Was Bi back in the Heian era, so it wasn't as much of a big deal.
    • Not just Genji; a lot of the beautiful men in that story spend a lot of time surreptitiously admiring each other and thinking "Man, if he were a woman, I'd totally do him... You know what, maybe I'd do him anyway."
  • Dorian Gray from The Picture of Dorian Gray. Considering it was written by Oscar Wilde, what can you expect?
  • FitzChivalry Farseer turned into one during his second trilogy.
  • Raziel of Lamb the Gospel According To Biff. Ave. the decidedly straight male protagonist who hates the angel's guts admits that he's probably the prettiest thing he's ever seen.
  • D from the Vampire Hunter D novels is regularly described being so jaw-droppingly beautiful that he entrances all women and even makes men stare. He's described this way so damn often it actually gets downright irritating.
    • Read any scene that contains Nightwing in a Batman novel by Devin Grayson. The textual mooning over D's beauty, grace, and attractiveness will look positively restrained.
  • Dustfinger. Men, women, animals, fairy-tale creatures, fire, DEATH. Quite impressive for an excellent fire-eater and a run-of-the-mill Loveable Rogue.
  • Francis Crawford of Lymond in Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles. His male lackeys always seem to fall in love with him, even his sister wants him, and in one book he screws half the French court.
    • In the first book, even the prosecutor at Lymond's trial says if he were ten years younger and a girl, he'd woo Lymond.
  • Mentioned in the official bio (fourth paragraph) of the Doctor Who Expanded Universe's Fitz Kreiner, despite the fact it's never really brought up in. the text. He's a bit of a Ho Yay magnet, but he's never treated as any sort of Stupid Sexy Flanders and no one ever seems to remark upon his quietly intense charms.
  • Daemon, from the Black Jewels series, manages to use this, along with everything else sexual, as a weapon. Paraphrased:

Rainier: (who is a homosexual male, and is dancing with Daemon) You can be a sadistic bastard when you want, can't you?
Daemon: Ah, but you'd let me hurt you, wouldn't you?

  • Temperature drops a few degrees.*

Rainier: *Says nothing, but looks very, very scared.*

  • The novelization of the original Star Trek: The Original Series, specifically the episode, "Who Weeps for Adonis?", has Bones telling Kirk about the medical mystery buried in Apollo's "gorgeous chest"; then again, Greek god.
  • In the Outlander series, it's rather ironic to note that Claire's husband Jamie seems to end up having more male admirers than Claire herself. The author must be a Yaoi Fangirl. Especially interesting in the case of how her husband from the present's ancestor Captain John Randall (who looks identical to him), was almost made to look like a romantic interest for Claire in the past timeline, only for him to become obsessed with Claire's husband and hate Claire because he's jealous of how she's Jamie's wife. Also, the Duke of Sandringham apparently tried (unsuccessfully) to do Jamie when Jamie was young, as well.
  • Raoul and the Persian are as entranced by Erik's Compelling Voice as Christine is in The Phantom of the Opera.[2]
  • Irial from Wicked Lovely. Niall too. Remember the scene with Seth lusting on him in Fragile Eternity?
  • Even outside of Marvel Star Wars, Luke is quite popular in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Wedge hugs him at every chance he gets. Then there's Brakiss.
  • Christopher Marlowe's poem Hero And Leander practically name drops this trope. It barely describes Hero, the beautiful woman, but Leander is described in detail, as a really hot guy. Then, this happens:

Had wild Hippolytus Leander seen
Enamoured of his beauty had he been.
His presence made the rudest peasant melt
That in the vast uplandish country dwelt.
The barbarous Thracian soldier, moved with nought,
Was moved with him and for his favour sought.
Some swore he was a maid in man's attire,
For in his looks were all that men desire.

Translated into Modern English that says: "So hot even the guys want him, even guys who like hunting better than sex. But we're straight guys, so he must be a woman in drag!"

  • El Draco from Oxana Pankeeva's Strange Kingdom Cronicles until he was mutilated and raped by really BAD guy who wanted him. He was not only raped, but tortured so badly that it took corrective surgery to make him looking normally, let alone handsome. Anyway, his charisma still remained and Scars Are Forever only attracted the girls.
  • Kushiel's Legacy: Alcuin and Delaunay are both bisexual Yaoi Guys with more notable male lovers than female ones. Averted with Joscelin when he and Phèdre are sold into slavery. The Skaldi women find him, um, desirable, but the Skaldi men thinks he's a pretty-boy with no beard. At least, they acknowledge his "manliness" when he kills one of their own in a sanctioned duel.
  • In The Vampire Chronicles, Armand, so, so much.
    • And Lestat. And Louis. And Nicolas. And Marius. A good deal of the series is built on this trope.
  • Apparently Hughie Erskine from the Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde. In the first page he is described as really handsome and "as popular with men as he was with women".
  • James Emerson Fletcher of the Bloody Jack series. Clementine's father and a few others want him.
  • Tik-Tok, the Villain Protagonist of the 1983 novel of the same name, is occasionally subject to advances by humans of both sexes. He doesn't mind the attention...most of the time.
  • Patrick Bateman of American Psycho (in the film adaption as well where he's portrayed by Christian Bale) In one scene Bateman is about to kill his associate, Luis, by strangling him from behind, but Luis mistakes this as Bateman coming onto him, causing him to reveal that he's gay and in love with Bateman.
  • Esu: Shiba.


Live-Action TV[edit | hide]

  • Captain Jack Harkness of Doctor Who and Torchwood. He's also rampantly omnisexual, though, so it's okay with him.
    • Justified: In the Series 2 episode "Fragments", Jack tells Ianto that the aftershave-like smell is actually 51st-century pheromones.
      • Although in The Stolen Earth Donna is attracted to him at first sight, suggestion that his appearance does do most of the work.
    • In fact, even Jack wants Jack (Jack's namesake, the real Jack Harkness, comes on to him in the past).
    • This easily goes for his actor, John Barrowman, as well. The straight James Marsters (aka Spike, John Hart) is on the record as saying he's a better kisser than Sarah Michelle Gellar.
    • Ianto Jones gets this a bit, however he seems to only draw the attention of men in the show. So either destiny is making him bi, or the writers think he's too much of a pansy to attract a woman.
    • And now the Eleventh Doctor is officially on this list.

The Doctor: Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton. River!
River Song: Surnames of three of America's founding fathers.
The Doctor: Lovely fellows. Two of them fancied me.

  • Every male fan for 10 and Jack. Really. You know it's true.
  • Red Dwarf's "Ace" Rimmer (What a guy!) uses this to establish him as The Ace.

Bongo: I know that this prob'ly won't interest you, but I'd hate myself for the rest of my life if I didn't at least suggest it.
Ace: Suggest what?
Bongo: If you're interested, I'll be in my quarters at lunchtime, covered in taramasalata.
Ace: I didn't know your bread was buttered that side, Bongo.
Bongo: It isn't. I've been happily married for 35 years. It's just, a chap like you can turn a guy's head.
Ace: I'm sorry, Bongo. Lunch is... on Mellie.
Bongo: Would it make any difference if it was... hummus?
Ace: I'm sorry, Bongo. I'm strictly "butter-side-up."
Bongo: Understood. (Ace leaves the office) What a guy!

    • Cat is so vain that he is convinced he's an example.

Lister: You're being a little bit cocky for a guy who's never actually met a real woman before.
Cat: I've seen mirrors! I have eyes! Let's face it, buddy -- I have a body that makes men wet!

  • In Angel, Doyle has this discussion about the eponymous vampire.

Doyle: He likes playing the hero. Walking off into the dark, his long coat flowing behind him in that mysterious and attractive way.
Cordelia: Is this a private moment? 'Cuz I could leave you alone.
Doyle: I'm not saying I'm attracted...
(later, Angel leaves the building, walking off into the dark, his long coat flowing behind him)
Doyle: Maybe I'm a little attracted.

    • It bears pointing out that Doyle passed his visions to Angel in one alternate timeline, and the only way we've seen visions passed on is kissing.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer in-universe has Andrew having fantasies of a shirtless Spike making out with Buffy, and plenty of cooing whenever Spike's in the room.
    • Xander as well has shown attraction to Spike, with the immortal line uttered when Xander accuses Buffy of sleeping with Spike:

Xander: No one is judging you. It's understandable. Spike is strong and mysterious and sort of compact but well-muscled.
Buffy: I'm not having sex with Spike! But I'm starting to think that you might be!

      • Not to mention the time when the Love Dodecahedron of the previous series was explained to a newcomer, who protested "Is there anyone here who hasn't slept with everyone else?" Cut to shot of Spike and Xander looking awkwardly at each other, then away.
      • In Season 8, Andrew says out loud to Buffy that he likes Spike a lot more than Angel, and states that his heart is broken when he sees Angel and Buffy having sex.
  • If Youtube is any indication, Rudy from Generation Kill may be the next Big Boss. The quote "I love you, Fruity Rudy!" does little to assuage this, as it invites repeating from viewers in unrelated situations.
    • Lampshaded when the Marines try to invert it by telling the reporter, "It doesn't make you gay if you think Rudy's hot. We all think he's hot. Jesus, you're beautiful." (He says this because he notices the reporter staring at Rudy, clearly captivated.)
    • From The Killer Elite, the non-fiction book on which Generation Kill was based:

Sgt. Rudy Reyes, 31, from Kansas City, Missouri, has stripped off his shirt and is washing his chest with baby wipes, every muscle gleaming in the flickering light of a nearby oil fire. Reyes doesn't quite fit the image of the macho brute. He reads Oprah's magazine and waxes his legs and chest. Other members of the unit call him "fruity Rudy" because he is so beautiful. "It doesn't mean you're gay if you think Rudy's hot. He's just so beautiful." Person tells me. "We all think he's hot."

  • There's a hilarious scene in Boston Legal when Brad senses that Jeffrey is competition, so he tells him that in this office, Brad is the guy who all the girls wanna sleep with. Jeffrey goes, "I can tell that -- even I want to sleep with you."
  • Supernatural: Dean Winchester. In addition to hitting on and being appreciated by all females in the area, has had several... suspect interactions that generally end with "I don't swing that way." Also, in “My Heart Will Go On” Balthazar states "Sorry, you have me confused with the other angel. You know, the one in the dirty trench coat who's in love with you." and most people think he means Castiel.
    • In-universe example: Dr. Sexy, MD. Ask Dean about it.
    • Castiel. Dean is clearly in love with him. His archangel brother calls him a "pretty boy angel", and the male demon Crowley very discreetly checks him out while acknowledging the following:

Crowley: There's a lot of angels swooning over you...you've got what they call, 'sex appeal'.

    • Amusingly, whenever another character points out the "profound bond" that Dean and Castiel seem to have, the normally snarky Dean goes completely silent and cannot even seem to muster a denial.
  • Two and A Half Men: Charlie is quite the womanizer and has had several flings throughout the course of the show. Also, in the episode "Tucked, Taped and Gorgeous" he attracted the attentions of a gay guy named Greg who called Charlie "pretty" and in the episode "The Sea Is a Harsh Mistress" a male lifeguard shows up at his house (he had saved Charlie from drowning earlier in the episode) who clearly had developed an interest in him, and he asks Charlie out. Charlie ends up agreeing.
    • In "Tucked, Taped and Gorgeous", Alan begins to question his sexuality after he becomes friends with Greg, but Greg tells him that he's not gay.

Greg: Alan, you're not gay.
Alan: Are you sure?
Greg: Do you find me sexually attractive?
Alan: No.
Greg: Do you find any man sexually attractive?
Alan: No. Well, maybe George Clooney.
Greg: Clooney doesn't count.

  • Black Books: an author of travel novels reduces Fran to a giggling schoolgirl - as well as Manny. Curmudgeonly Bernard Black marches over to give the author what for and ends up just as charmed as the other two are.
  • Thirty Rock: Jamie, the cute coffee boy. Frank, of all people, has a crush on him. Also, two of Liz's romantic interests (Floyd and Danny) have mutual bromances with Jack.
  • Mad TV: "My Gay Dad Always Steals My Boyfriends Even Though They Say They're Straight Because He's Just So Irresistible They Can't Help Themselves And I Hate It!"
    • The teenaged character finally thinks she reaches a solution by going out with a blind guy, but even HE can't resist when her dad walks by, sensing his 'great ass'
  • Saturday Night Live's Mango. Though, based on the Ellen DeGeneres episode, it might just be that everyone subconsciously perceives him as a woman (considering he's only been pursued by straight men and lesbians).
  • The Doctor of Doctor Who, with his enormous list of, er, "companions", male and female, almost all of whom would go to the ends of the universe for him, and that's before considering his epic, centuries-long (for them) Foe Yay with the Master.
  • Happens in Merlin in surprisingly Russell T. Davies fashion, when the (male) Villain of the Week in Sweet Dreams takes a little time out from his hectic evil schedule to go all reluctant fangirl over Arthur:

Every woman in the land is attracted to this boy! I'm almost attracted to him myself...

  • Julian from Trailer Park Boys. Male characters including Jim Lahey, Officer George Green, Randy, and Conky have all commented on his sexy black t-shirt and/or resemblance to Patrick Swayze. This trope is particularly prominent in The Movie: Countdown to Liquor Day.
    • Well...Lahey also has an If It's You, It's Okay going on with Randy
  • Enver Gjokaj. He also has a twin brother.
  • Vince Noir from The Mighty Boosh is a prime example. He's able to turn straight men gay simple by looking at them - it doesn't help, of course, that he's played by Noel Fielding, sexiest comedian in the world, and voted sexiest man of the year by NME more than once - maybe it's the dazzling Blue Eyes.
  • The Drew Carey Show: When Drew is in limbo, all his fantasies come to life and the polite, dutiful, make-up free Mimi informs him that he has a threesome with beautiful women scheduled at two, a foursome at three, and at five he will have sex with George Clooney. (Drew's straight, but he's not dead.) Angry, Drew asks if she ever stopped to think that he might want to take a nap before he has sex with George Clooney?
  • Jack Morgan from Look Around You, according to Peter Packard in the Health episode.
  • Dr. Chase on House. It seems everyone finds Chase ungodly attractive - House ponders aloud whether Foreman might be gay because he was unaffected by a pretty woman whom House couldn't think logically around. Wilson, without missing a beat, asks "Did he turn into an idiot around Chase?" He also ranges from getting hit on by a gay patient to constant jokes by House:

House: Little girls who kiss frogs expect them to turn into you.
Chase: Oh, come on, I'm not that good looking.
House: Yes, you are.
(pause)
Wilson: You kind of are.

  • Chuck Bass. At one point his girlfriend traded a kiss with him for a toast at a fancy event, and the person she made the trade with was a man.
  • Seen on a sign in the crowd when The Colbert Report was in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics: "Marry me Stephen Colbert! (It's legal here!)"
  • Degrassi the Next Generation had Craig say this to Marco: "You know, you are a great guy....You're a little short, but that just adds to how cute you are. That I would find you if you were a girl or I was not a guy. Is not gay. Just tell me this is working." Then Dylan comes in and Marco spontaneously kisses Craig.
    • Also, Sean. Granted, the only guy in canon is Marco. Still, Marco, Emma, Manny, Paige, and Ashley all make some unambiguous romantic overtures toward Sean.
  • In an episode of Home Improvement named "Bachelor of the Year", Al was declared 'Detroit's Most Eligible Bachelor' and women started to hit on him. In one scene, a guy came up to him and enthusiastically introduced himself to Al.
  • Michael from Burn Notice. Fiona seems to be in love with him, male villains seem to have a thing for calling him "pretty", Gilroy seems to be actively hitting on him, Seymour clearly has a massive one-sided man-crush on him, and Word of God says that Larry is "primarily motivated by his love for Michael".
  • Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, despite being a happy heterosexual, has been canonically shipped with a variety of real live men, including George Clooney, Ricky Gervais, Brian Williams, and especially Stephen Colbert.
  • The first episode of the third season of Castle includes Ryan commenting on a cardboard cutout of Castle that, "Wow, he really is ruggedly handsome".
    • This seems to overlap with Real Life. Just listen to the Season One commentaries and hear Seamus Dever (Ryan) and Jon Huertas gush about how "Yummy" Nathan Fillion is.
    • Let's face it, though, we're talking about Nathan Fillion.
  • Robin, Barney and Marshall all end up with hopeless, full-blown crushes on one-off character Stan in How I Met Your Mother. Barney actually tells Stan that he loves him, and both Marshall and Barney seem to want to go on a date with him at the end of the episode. And Marshall and Barney also have an argument over which one of them Ted has gay dreams about; it devolved into this.

Marshall: Ted and I have a history! I could do things to him that would blow his m... ...Why do we keep trying to have sex with Ted?
Barney: I don't know; it's weird.

  • Eureka: Charles Grant. There's something about his unapologetic old-fashioned machismo...
  • There's one scene in Slings and Arrows in which Richard Smith-Jones, now beloved by the cast of the musical he's taken over, wakes up next to one of the female cast with whom he'd slept earlier, and who calls him "Big Dick"... and then pan over to reveal one of the male cast, who also calls him... Possibly because he'd taken a full tab of ecstasy the other night; his first time using the drug, no less.
  • Michael from Prison Break. T-Bag has had "designs" on Michael since their first meeting. Also, Tweener seeing as he's been hit on by T-Bag as well.
  • Corner Gas: Quoting Davis: "Hank's... different... when he's fishing."
  • This guy on Australia's Got Talent. Judge Brian Mc Fadden seems pretty damn pleased.
  • How could we forget Michael Scott's epic mancrush on Ryan the Temp on the U. S. version of The Office? He gives Ryan the "Hottest Office Member" Dundie award, openly admits he'd sleep with Ryan (in "The Fire"), and calls Ryan "sweetcheeks" once in Season 3. And there are many more examples.
  • Mr. Harris in The New Adventures of Old Christine.
  • Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs has a lot of male fans who think he's pretty hot. He's even received email from a male fan stating this.
  • Craster from A Game of Thrones commented that Jon Snow is prettier than half of his daughters. For extra-squicky subtext, Craster marries his daughters.
  • In Community Jeff is thought of as attractive by many male and female characters. The Dean also openly crushes on him.
  • In True Blood we have Eric. He has straight men comment on his attractiveness and sexual allure multiple times.
  • Blaine of Glee. Artie considers Blaine his muse, the unnamed guitar player in Glee club has been totally jamming out with him, the Warblers all seem to worship him, his best friend Sam is totally flattered by his crush on him and has smacked him on the butt, and all the Glee club guys just generally really look up to him... and sometimes it seems a bit more than platonic.
    • Kurt of the same show also gets into a relationship with Blaine, and is kissed by Karofsky.
    • Artie is the one to complete the sentence "Cutest. smile. ever." about Mr. Martinez after Rachel and Sugar with a dopey smile on his face. In "I Am Unicorn", he sighs "So handsome" in response to Will talking about Dustin Goolsby.
    • Sam once tells Artie after observing Brittany and Santana together "It's pretty cool how our girlfriends are such good friends, right? I wish you and I were that close." It should be noted that Brittany and Santana are in a sexual relationship.


Music[edit | hide]

  • David Bowie. The world is full of straight men who say "it's okay, because it's Bowie".
  • A traditional English folk song (Child Ballad #100; it has many variations with different names, among them "John Barbour", "Tom the Barber", and "Willie O'Winsbury"), about a king's daughter who falls for a sailor and the king's disapproval, contains the following lines, where the king changes his mind:

Then he called his sailors all / By one, by two, by three
John Barbour was the first he called / But the last came down was he.
When he came a dancing down, / He was clothed all in white
His cheeks were like the roses red / And his teeth were ivory bright.
He paid their wages with a smile / And to John Barbour he did say
If I was a woman as I am a man / My bed fellow you would be.

  • There is a song by the English band Federal Drugs Administration called Rampant Russell, where the singer complains about how unfair it is that he's the ONLY one who hasn't slept with Russell Brand. He ends the song with "And I'm not even gay!"
  • Mike Patton of Faith No More fame inspires lust in both his female and male fans
  • Freddie Mercury, mainly in the '70s. But some also find his '80s appearance hot... Amplified by the fact that he was bisexual.
  • Peter Steele of Type O Negative. Amplified by the fact that he posed naked for Playgirl. It got to the point where he wrote a Type O Negative song titled "I Like Goils" as a response to all of his male admirers.
  • Garbage's song "Cherry Lips"

"With your cherry lips and golden curls
You could make grown men gasp when you go walking past
And in your hot pants and high heels
Why they could not believe that such a body was for real
It seems like rainbows would appear
Whenever you came near the clouds would disappear
Because you look just like a girl
Your baby blues would flash and suddenly a spell was cast.."

"It's crazy how you can go from being Joe Blow
...To everybody on your dick...no homo"

  • Japanese musician Gackt has gone on many a TV show hosted by men, only to have them remark how beautiful they find him and how good he smells. The most extreme example was a show he did in 2009 where there were about six interviewers, all male, and every single one of them commented on his sex appeal. One went as far to say that if Gackt kissed him, he would gladly have sex with the guy.
  • Syd Barrett back in his Pink Floyd days. A much younger David Gilmour would also apply.
  • When he was younger, Paul Stanley of Kiss had a lot of male fans who thought he was hot.
  • Elvis Presley. One colleague said, "I'm straight as an arrow and I got to tell you, you stop, whether you're male or female, to look at him. He was that good looking."
  • Apparently, Kevin Bacon. Seriously. Read the comments, especially toward the back. Eventually, we get one of the most fav'd comments I'm gay for Kevin Bacon. Oh wait, I'm a girl.

Mythology and Religion[edit | hide]

  • Older Than Feudalism: In Greek Mythology, young men are considered suitable sex objects for mature men. For instance, the Spartan prince Hyacinthos was so handsome and athletic that both the wind god Zephyrus and the god Apollo (one of the biggest Casanovas in the Greek pantheon—after Zeus, that is) had HUGE Stupid Sexy Flanders over him and fought over his attentions. With deadly consequences for the poor guy: thanks to Zephyrus, he got his skull opened with a flying discus for choosing Apollo. OUCH. Well, at least Apollo used Hyacinthos's blood to create the hyacinth flower, so...
  • The Nala episode of the Mahabharata opens with a lengthy description of Nala's virtues, including the fact that he was "desired by both men and women."
  • Loki, of Norse myth, likes to crossdress and turn into females from different species now and then. He once seduced a horse to prevent it from helping a giant take over Asgard.
  • The biblical Joseph. Everybody knows about Potiphar's wife, but did you know that one of Potiphar's motives for buying Joseph was Joseph's astounding good looks? Luckily, before anything could happen the angel Gabriel castrated Potiphar (who was henceforth known as Potiphera).
    • Only according to the commentaries. None of this (save for Potiphar's wife) is anywhere in The Bible. Potiphar an Potiphera are two different, completely unrelated characters.
    • Joseph's beauty is a big deal in various mystical Islamic traditions. In Sufism, Joseph is basically the epitome of male beauty.


Real Life[edit | hide]


Tabletop Games[edit | hide]

  • The dark splatterpunk roleplaying game KULT features a bunch of disadvantages and curses for Player Characters, among which is the flaw "Sexy" (with the prerequisite that the character needs to have a high Charisma score before the player can select it). Any character having this disadvantage exudes massive sexual magnetism, which transcends cultural norms, gender or sexual orientation. As the rulebook puts it, the character will have to live with the fact that anyone he or she meets will not listen to a word (s)he says but stare at his/her ass, crotch or breasts (respectively) and launch a massive seduction attempt, whether the character wants to have sex or not. Of course, this being KULT, "seduction attempt" can easily mean groping or rape. In fact, it doesn't matter if the character is chaste like a saint or a shameless rake, (s)he is still fresh meat on the market, figuratively speaking.
    • You don't want to know what happens when "fresh meat" is meant literally. "Cannibalism" is another flaw entirely.
  • GURPS allows the enhancement Universal to be added to various levels of Appearance making it so that no only do the guy and girl like you but anything sentient will find you attractive.


Video Games[edit | hide]

  • Metal Gear Solid: This is pretty much the source of the Everyone Is Gay For Big Boss meme on 4chan. The character in question has a rather profound effect on both female (EVA) and male (Ocelot) characters thanks to sheer masculine sex appeal. This carried over to the fanbase - every now and again someone will pop up on the aforementioned image board and declare their wonderful gay love for him. Metal Gear Solid 4 took it to the extreme by perfectly seriously revealing that the events of the entire timeline were caused by a very large amount of people being gay for Big Boss.
    • Hell, he's the TROPE IMAGE!
    • This is pointed out in this page of The Last Days of Foxhound, in which Liquid Snake comments, "Did any of you not have a crush on my dad?" to a starry-eyed rest of the group (minus Mantis and Raven).
  • YURI LOWELL. There's Zagi's whole Foe Yay-ish violent obsession with him...
  • Ellis in Left 4 Dead is a big fan of Jimmy Gibbs Jr., a famous race car driver. He'll sometimes mention, "If the laws of nature allowed it, I would bear that man's children."
    • Ellis himself may qualify, due to his boyish good looks.
      • Characters like Ellis tend to almost exclusively attract heterosexual females, and indeed almost all of his fanbase is female, which would actually make him the opposite of this trope. If there's anybody who qualifies for Even the Guys Want Him specifically, it would be Francis, whose buff biker appearance has earned him a noticeable following among actual men.
  • Leon from Resident Evil 4 falls victim to this as well sometimes. The male co-host of X-Play even admitted that if he were ever to have a gay experience, it would have to be with Leon.
  • In the RPG Fable I, an NPC's romantic interest in the (male) player character is represented by a pink heart above their head. If the player ups his Attractiveness enough, those pink hearts will start to appear above some of the guys as well as the girls. It is possible to propose to and marry these guys, too.
  • In SNK vs. Capcom, the narcisstic Spanish Ninja Vega pretty much tells Kyo Kusanagi that he's the only male fighter who's almost as handsome as Vega himself, much to Kyo's embarrassment and annoyance. Also, Vega and Benimaru will both do opening poses normally reserved for female opponents if facing one another.
  • Chick Magnet Link even has a male character go on about how handsome he is in the adult timeline of The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. A not-inconsiderable number of real-life fans—male and female—would agree with him.
    • Also on the subject of Zelda, arguably Link in these videos.
  • Bridget from Guilty Gear, as in "Everyone's gay for..." And it isn't pure Memetic Mutation: any discussion on the character will have multiple male fans saying "I don't care, *she's* still hot." Of course, being a crossdressing Bishonen, a girl finding Bridget attractive is in the same "trap."
    • Fanart of Bridget as an actual girl doesn't go over well at all. Apparently, even his male fans prefer Bridget just the way he is, confusion and all.
  • Subverted in Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk. Decus certainly thinks that his (putrid) cologne has this effect.
  • In The Sims 2 expansion "FreeTime", one of the rewards for a life well lived is a magic lamp containing a genie. If the Sim chooses "Give Me Beauty" as one of threw wishes, s/he is granted automatic maximum chemistry with any Sim of his/her preferred gender, and all the Sim needs to do to activate this trope is to "Flirt... Check Sim Out" at least one Sim from each gender. A bug in the code then causes every NPC and their sister to ring the Sim's doorbell at all hours of the night, making a good night's sleep all but impossible but guaranteeing a gigantic stable of friends and/or lovers. Be Careful What You Wish For.
  • Ike from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn has paired endings with two guys, Elincia seems to have a crush on him in Path of Radiance, Lethe is Tsundere for him, Mia is in love with his carnage, and Sothe worships Ike so much that Sothe's girlfriend Micaiah even Lampshades the Ho Yay by referring to Ike as "the father of Sothe's children".
  • Cloud from Final Fantasy VII is actually stated to be this in Ultimania Omega Guide. "One look at Cloud in drag gets Corneo very excited. Do Cloud's charms enslave even members of the same sex?"
  • Klavier Gavin from Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney. When he and Apollo first met he (Klavier) states that he's used to girls drooling over him, but that he has "never felt this way with a man before".
    • Edgeworth from the original Ace Attorney has this too. Especially considering how Detective Gumshoe seems to have an asexual crush on him.
  • Everyone is xeno for Garrus. Half of /v/, certainly.
  • In the City Elf origin in Dragon Age, if you're a girl who asks Soris about your fiance's appearance, he says, "I'd trade for him."
    • This also applies to the male main character. Zevran will lampshade this while speaking with the Warden, saying that a handsome man like him must draw a lot of female AND male attention.
  • Everyone is Heavy for Medic.
  • Ezio from Assassin's Creed II. As he walks/runs/parkours across Italia, assorted allies of both genders comment regularly on how skilled, graceful, and attractive he is. Ezio is hard-pressed to hop a two-foot gap between rooftops without a nearby group of thieves making some kind of positive comment.
  • In World of Warcraft, Lor'themar Theron, the current leader of the blood elves, has an ability called "Mass Charm" which charms members of both sexes.
  • Ragna in BlazBlue. Besides Jin's blatant Ho Yay towards him, Arakune's Joke Ending features Hazama wanting to marry an unconscious Ragna.
  • Quite a few Pokémon characters invoke this in the fandom, most notably Red, the original protagonist.
  • Devil May Cry contains 4 White-Haired Badasses (namely Dante, Vergil, Sparda and Nero) whose level of manliness is so high that not only do they have a staunch Estrogen Brigade at their feet but also an equally admiring, if not outright swooning, Testosterone Brigade, especially Dante. Stupid Sexy Dante...
  • Haseo from .hack//GU. He's got Endrance, Ovan, and Bo directing much Ho Yay towards him.
  • Arguably Yuri from Infinite Space, considering Cico's obsession to him. There's also his relationship with Dietrich, which is rather questionable when compared to his relationship with other military characters.
  • Teddie's human form from Persona 4. He makes extensive use of the Bishie Sparkle and uses it to manipulate women that he comes across. Not to mention during the crossdressing scene he was the only one able to pull off looking like a girl. One male commentator even exclaimed "I'd hit it" even after finding out that Teddie was actually a guy.
    • Tatsuya from Persona 2 is explicitly shown to be a chick magnet. Almost all the female cast wants him, major or minor characters. Heck, even some of the guys want him.
  • Brother Nie R. Emil is implied to be in love with him. Interviews with the makers confirmed that Emil is indeed in love with the title character.

Visual Novels[edit | hide]

  • Arguably Shirou Emiya from Fate/stay night. He's got an Unwanted Harem consisting of Taiga, Sakura, Rin, Saber, Ilya, and Rider. If we count people who don't live in his house, Ayako Mitsuzuri, his friend from his days in his school's archery club is revealed in Hollow Ataraxia to have something of a crush on him. And getting into Even the Guys Want Him, Gay Option Issei "Blushes Like Mad Whenever Shirou So Much As Looks At Him Funny" Ryudou also probably counts.
    • And let's not forget that his Future Badass self, Archer, is the one for whom the term "GAR" was created on /a/.


Webcomics[edit | hide]

  • Tedd from El Goonish Shive, without his Nerd Glasses, occasionally runs into this... and just thinking about it tends to weird him out.
  • Abel, of Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures. Everyone is gay for Abel. Even if you don't know who he is.
  • The Fan Web Comic Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha R'r took the Viewer Gender Confusion of Yuuno to its logical conclusion. While he's not very lucky with the ladies, he's incredibly popular with the guys even before he got smacked with a Gender Bender.
  • Marius from My Life in Blue is an androgynously handsome transguy with admirers of all sexes and sexual orientations. He tends to get annoyed when lesbians hit on him, though. Alex also has the habit of making people question their sexuality in his presence.
  • The human form of Artie from Narbonic achieves this status, as Dave is forced to admit.
  • Tip from Skin Horse, by the same author, is so attractive that even male dogs want him. When he himself is turned into a wolf, anyway. Not to mention Gavotte a literal Hive Mind by virtue of being a swarm of bees. Who STILL wants Tip.
    • And now that Skin Horse has been defined as a sequel to Narbonic (to much Squee from... well, all the fans), the natural result is that Tip and Artie meet up.
  • [1] [dead link] One strip of Exterminatus Now was basically Lothar confessing his mancrush on Ron Perlman.
  • Remember that guy on The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, and all the ladies were swooning and then that guy stood up and declared "I'm homosexual now?" Yeah? Remember that? That was great.
    • He's a pilot, and he has great hair. (I tell a lie, it's a wig.) His name's Hank.
  • In one Bittersweet Candy Bowl episode, Paulo declares to a group of Mike's female admirers that Mike plays for the other team. Cue Mike's male fansquad.
  • Though most of the characters in Blur the Lines are already gay, one of the main character's straight friends would go for Brad Pitt.
  • Hark! A Vagrant gives us Ooh, Mr Darcy. "Meanwhile in a 20 mile radius of this event: Bodices ripping, men turning gay."
  • Just about every single male character in The Dreamer.
  • The artist of Niels drew this strip specifically to rebuff accusations of the title character being this.
  • In this Questionable Content, Marten is just as enthusiastic about parts of Sven as the girls are.
  • Ménage à 3: Dillon has claimed to have "turned" several straight guys in the past with his Swirly-Go-Round kissing technique. Cosplaying as Gary's favorite porn star even got Gary to make out with him under the pretense of helping him learn how to do it right, but to no apparent lasting effect. He also has attracted Jerzy and Matt. His friend Ray admitted that he found Dillon kissing him to be rather hot. Nathan has admitted to having a personal interest in Dillon too.
    • Gary has managed to attract a harem of interests, these including the homosexual Dillon and the bisexual Matt who has fantasized having sex with him.
    • Dillon shows attraction towards Gary, Jerzy, and Ray. In addition, Dillon says that when he's kissing Amber at his job he's imagining her as Chris Hemsworth playing Thor. Ray states that "Any straight man could agree Thor's handsome."
  • In Homestuck, every single member of Jake English's circle of friends has a crush on him, including the other boy, and (sort of) his AI duplicate.
    • Deconstructed a little later on. Because all of his friends have a thing for him, there isn't a single person he can go to to talk about any of this (until Jane accidentally and inaccurately tells him she doesn't have a thing for him, anyway), he's constantly having to tip-toe around sensitive subjects without letting anyone else find out what anyone else feels or that he knows about it, often questions whether it's even true in the first place or he's all just egotistically imagining it, and is showing signs of wanting to get together with one of them partially because he feels guilty about rejecting everyone.
  • Boy Meets Boy: Skids. As in, girls want him, gays want him, bisexuals want him, and his best friend who's otherwise heterosexual wants him.
  • Noblesse features Rai, the absolutely gorgeous Badass Chick Magnet and Dude Magnet. In particular, Shinwoo seems to think he's pretty hot.


Web Original[edit | hide]

  • According to the fans of this video, Completely heterosexual guys were falling in love with Kurt.
  • Will Smith according to both the The Nostalgia Critic and Yahtzee. The former's video review of Independence Day is basically one long love letter to Will Smith interspersed with commentary whenever Will is not on screen.

Nostalgia Critic (after slapping himself): Boobs! You like boobs!

"Hugh Jackman. All the ladies want him, and at least 25% of the guys. And the other 75% are at least a little interested."

  • Furry Fury: Actually more like ONLY the guys want him. Poor Sinku.
  • Duke Devlin from Yu-Gi-Oh the Abridged Series. This is what Joey Wheeler says of Duke: "What does he have that I don't got?... Besides the fangirls?... And the pretty hair?... And those gorgeous green eyes?" Duke then reminds Joey about his "sweet ass", and Joey admits, "Yeah, and a sweet ass too! But other than that, he's got nothing."

Narrator: Warning: This episode contains copious amounts of Duke Devlin. Women with heart conditions are advised to not look directly at Duke Devlin. This also applies to women without heart conditions; he's very pretty. See? See how pretty he is? He's very pretty. I'd like to run my fingers through his hair, and I'm just a voice.
Yami: Mustn't... look... directly at his face... so beautiful! No words to describe it... they should have sent a poet!

    • It was even Lampshaded by Duke himself in episode 38: "I know how she feels. Guys are proposing to me all the time!"
    • "Who hasn't had dream sex with Kaiba?"
  • Daichi from Greek Ninja. During the final battle, Creon notes that he's good-looking after seeing him when Sasha saved him from being decapitated. Having said that though, Creon had tried to make a pass on Sasha earlier...

'You’ve got good taste in this life just like you did in your last. Must say, he’s quite a beauty. You make a cute couple.'


Western Animation[edit | hide]

  • Hinted about Pete Klesko from O'Grady.
  • Chip Skylark from The Fairly OddParents. One of his biggest fans is none other than Timmy's father.
    • "Hello, ladies! And Timmy's dad!"
    • Timmy's 16-year old persona, Gah the Norwegian Male Supermodel in Love at First Height.
      • He is Norwegelicious.
    • Not just his 16 year old persona either, but his normal ten year old self if the way Sanjay acts around him is any indication and let's not forget the Gender Bender episode where A.J. was attracted to Timmy's Timantha persona.
  • 2D from Gorillaz, especially from Murdoc's point of view, who called him 'pretty' more than once. Well, Murdoc is a Depraved Bisexual, after all, but he hates 2D, which means calling him 'pretty' actually says something:

Murdoc: When he stood up... wow. What an image. Tall, pretty, blue spikey hair...

  • Colby in Dan Vs.. Dan remarks how "dreamy" he is and spends an episode admiring him. But then again, Dan sexuality is up for debate.
  • Parodied on an episode of The Simpsons, like everything else. Homer flirts hopelessly with a "sensitive but rugged" manatee lover, completely failing to understand why Marge isn't in love with him.
    • Homer does this pretty much to every man Marge in whom shows interest. In another episode, Marge (with Laser-Guided Amnesia) starts getting along with a smart, charming, kindly man:

Homer: He's Marge's and my dream man!

    • Lisa climbs a red wood tree to impress a good looking humanitarian. When Homer yells at the guy for his good looks, the boy says Lisa did it on her own, and Homer replies "I'm sorry, I was lost in your eyes!"
    • Homer himself believe it or not. He has shown that when he has hair and looses weight he's actually not bad to look at. He's married to Marge and has managed to attract numerous beautiful woman throughout the show. He has also been kissed by another man on two separate occasions who had developed feelings for him, and while clearly surprised didn't react negatively either. Also Peter of Family Guy was willing to engage in a sexy car wash with him and Chief Wiggum was attracted to the sight of them getting their Ho Yay on.
    • Bart once was seen naked by Ralph Wiggum who stated "I like men now!" and Milhouse has quite a bit of Ho Yay towards him.
    • Ned Flanders. Homer has said that he's sexy (he's the Trope Namer for Stupid Sexy Flanders after all) and he's also hugged and kissed Ned and filmed him naked in the shower.
    • In "Hungry Hungry Homer", while Homer is convincing Sherri to go to a dance with Bart she says she would rather go with Tommy and Homer comments "Well duh! He's breathtaking."
  • In the American cartoon adaptation of Darkstalkers a running gag would have people tell Rikuo that he is "strangely attractive" for a fish man. Mostly it was the guys who said this.
  • Justin in Total Drama Island. Owen, particularly, won't stop talking about how hot he is. Neither will Chris, the host, who seems to think Justin's last name is "McGorgeousness" and objected to Justin being voted off. Justin's so handsome he entered the talent competition with "being handsome" as his talent.

Owen: There are two syllables for hot, "jus" and "tin." Man that guy is just so hot I could kiss him! (pause) Because he's a good teammate! D'oh, why did I say that?

    • In the second season it seems that everyone can't keep their eyes off Justin. In one ep Chris had to struggle to not be distracted by his beauty.
    • Alejandro fits into this already:

Alejandro: Perhaps, I could assist. (helps Bridgette and Izzy up)
Izzy: Wow-ie!
Bridgette: I-I have a boyfriend!
Alejandro: And amigos, please, allow me, (offers to help up Tyler and Ezekiel)
Ezekiel: Wow, eh.
Tyler: I like girls!

      • Bridgette even points this out in the Aftermath.

Geoff: Imagine if it were ME in the same situation!
Bridgette: YOU'D KISS HIM TOO!

  • Lampshaded in The Xtacles, when President Stan wants a new statue design that won't end up being raped by Rape Ape. One candidate redesign has so much Ho Yay factor that Stan objects by saying, "I practically want it!"
  • In a Family Guy episode, Peter Griffin is so taken with Bill Clinton that he ends up damaging his relationship with Lois, his wife. By the end of the episode both of them have been physically seduced by Clinton as well, both saying afterward, "You're a very persuasive guy."
    • In one scene Peter responds to Christian Bale's statement of "We're done professionally" with an excited "Are you asking me out on a date?"
    • Peter Griffin has managed to attract women and men before (sometimes in cut-away gags). Bill Clinton looks quite satisfied after having sex with Peter. A male bull rapes him and gets him into an abusive sexual relationship. Also Homer of The Simpsons was willing to engage in a sexy car wash with Peter and Chief Wiggum was attracted to the sight of them getting their Ho Yay on calling it quite a "show". Also, in an early episode, his doctor hinted that when he called Peter "fine" he was both hitting on him and giving him a diagnosis. Another man acts quite interested when he thinks Peter is doing sexual acts to fish and says they should "get together later" while giving him his number.
  • In one episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, Squidward suddenly became handsome and he was chased around town by men and women who wanted to look upon his handsomeness. Normally, he also gets plenty of Ho Yay from Spongebob.
    • Who can forget the Memetic Sex God Squilliam. To quote Squidward: "Oh no, he's hot!"
      • Also in the Spongebob special, Spongebob vs The Big One, JKL gotten the attention of Spongebob, Patrick and Squidward. Squidward even faints because JKL's hottness is just that overwhelming.
    • Spongebob himself, probably due to his geekiness and Nice Guy nature has gotten Patrick to act yandere over him a couple of times. Patrick also generally gets quite a lot of Ho Yay with Spongebob to the point that he would be willing to raise a baby clam with him, act as a dad to Spongebob's mother, and even suggest to him seductively that they should have another baby. Also in "F.U.N.", when Spongebob is chasing Plankton he uses a propeller to fly away. Spongebob takes a policeman's baton and spins it around, flying into the air. The cop's reaction is to swoon over Spongebob, complete with heart bubbles.
  • A comb salesman on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack was so gorgeous that he had to wear a mask so that people would pay attention to his combs rather than his face. When his face is revealed, men and women (but mostly men) chase him around town and throw money at him. The men would also get hearts in their eyes and drool.
  • A pair of lyrics from Gaston's Villain Song (sung by his biggest fanboy LeFou) in Beauty and the Beast sound... interesting:

For there's no man in town half as manly!
Perfect, a pure paragon!
You can ask any Tom, Dick, or Stanley,
And they'd tell you whose team they'd prefer to be on!

  • In Time Squad, J.T. Laser and the Lance Nine Trillion have this effect on Buck Tuddrussel and the Larry Three Thousand, respectively. The latter is already Camp Gay, but even Tuddrussel's thin wall of restraint crumbles quickly.
  • Donald Duck: One could argue that in The Three Caballeros Panchito and Jose are all over Donald. Even kissing him a few times. In the House of Mouse episode of the Three Caballeros, Donald also is forced to wear a dress before tearing it apart in a rage exposing his nude and toned body while the other two hoist him up...for all to see. In the comics The Three Caballeros Ride Again and The Magnificent Seven (Minus Four) Caballeros, they both praise constantly praise his machismo and bravery. Even Pete in "Music Store Donald" briefly falls in love with him when he hears Donald play the harp. Lastly, more cartoons have shown Donald naked or referred to his body than any other Disney character! Gotta admit this duck is sexy!
  • Jonesy from 6teen. In the episode "Stupid Over Cupid" a Gay Cowboy wanted to go on a date with him.
  • Virgil in Static Shock. Richie, his best friend, rather intensely fanboys him and is hinted to be gay for him.
  • The title character of Johnny Test. If you watch any episode where Johnny's sisters try to woo Gil, at least one of Gil's lines will be either "Hi, Johnny!" (if he is around) or "Say hi to Johnny for me!"
    • In "Join the Johnny Scouts", Johnny becomes a Ladybird Scout to win a bike if he sells 1000 cookies. Gil doesn't quite notice that Johnny is dressed like a girl. "I hate these cookies, but I love you, bro-ham! Laters, Johnny whose new look I can't figure out!"
  • It's a common joke in the My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic fandom that "everyone is gay for Braeburn." Big Macintosh also frequently has this effect on fanboys.
  • Pinky and The Brain: There's also the episode "Pinky Suavo", where Pinky, through an accident with Brain's "Personalitron", becomes a charismatic, suave, romantic figure loved by everyone. And we mean everyone. Seriously, watch Brain's initial reaction to the new Pinky and just try to deny that he's suddenly developed at least a mancrush on him.
  • Doug has Patti as a love interest and the local bully Roger seems to be almost obsessed with him, to the point of acting like he's picking on the person he likes.
  • The titular Rex of Generator Rex has a naked guy hug him after he saves him, Van Kleiss directing much Foe Yay towards him, and the Ho Yay he gets with Noah. He's also quite popular with the girls Circe, Breach, Annie, Cricket, a high ranking Green Fist eco-terrorist, Dr. Holiday's kid sister, and a random delivery girl showing interest in him.
  • Danny Fenton's alter ego Danny Phantom has made quite an impression on Paulina and bully Dash. Vlad Masters also frequently has made some questionable statements and behaviors towards him. He also has his female friend Sam attracted to him.
  • Plucky and Hampton of Tiny Toon Adventures. When Hampton decides to go skinny dipping in Max's pool he gets Plucky hooting and hollering and shouting at him to take it all off. Also Hampton once grabbed Plucky with his whip and pulled him close to kiss him.
  • Kyle in South Park. Cartman has quite the obsession with him. For example, in "Funnybot" the translation for part of what Cartman tells the Germans about Kyle is that he's "A handsome soft Jew. He's fresh. And beautiful, beautiful." There's also the Ho Yay he gets with Stan.
  1. female impersonator
  2. So the Phantom has Keith David's voice?