History AmbiguouslyGay / VideoGames

24th Jun '16 1:29:21 AM apathetictales
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* Zelos from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. He's vain, feminine, wears pink, has long hair, and has several HoYay moments with TheHero (especially if his RelationshipValues are maxed) including multiple instances of TheGlomp mixed with SecurityCling. The fact that he's TheCasanova would set things [[{{Pun}} straight]], if not for the fact he's also very [[ObfuscatingStupidity deceptive]], which basically means it's impossible to discern his true orientation or lack thereof, and this has lead some people to believe his womanizing behavior is just another part of his facade.

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Zelos from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. He's vain, feminine, wears pink, has long hair, and has several HoYay moments with TheHero (especially if his RelationshipValues are maxed) including multiple instances of TheGlomp mixed with SecurityCling. The fact that he's TheCasanova would set things [[{{Pun}} straight]], if not for the fact he's also very [[ObfuscatingStupidity deceptive]], which basically means it's impossible to discern his true orientation or lack thereof, and this has lead some people to believe his womanizing behavior is just another part of his facade.


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** Sorey in ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria''. His relationship with [[ChildhoodFriends Mikleo]] hits a lot of the same notes as previous [[ChastityCouple chastity couples]] in the Tales series, with the Tales staff even referring to Mikleo as "his one and only". He is also canonically not attracted to any of his female comrades and is confused at the idea of finding naked women attractive. His description of Mikleo's appearance in the novel is also downright romantic:
--->Sorey flicked a glance at Mikleo who was walking by his side. Hair the color of pale aquamarine, skin so fair as to seem translucent, sophisticated violet eyes. Even from his prospective, Sorey thought there was a beauty to Mikleo that would draw the eyes of others.
6th May '16 10:09:39 PM MiinU
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* [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Benimaru Nikkaido]] wears a cropped T-shirt, poses like a runway model, and has a soft, effeminate voice. His out-of-game biographies depict him as a promiscuous ''hetero''sexual, but the in-game portrayal has just gotten more ambiguous over time.
6th May '16 2:13:45 PM MiinU
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': [[{{Kuudere}} Irina's]] first affinity mission and her heart-to-heart establishes the fact that she DoesNotLikeMen[[note]]they treat her as a sex object half the time, while others make light of her rank because she's a woman[[/note]]. There's also bits of subtext implying her admiration of Elma [[HomoeroticSubtext may not be entirely platonic.]] Such as her insistence of addressing Elma as "Colonel," even though Elma's repeatedly said it's no longer necessary. And if the player asks Irina to join their group, she agrees [[SubordinateExcuse since you're part of Elma's team.]]

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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': *''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': [[{{Kuudere}} Irina's]] first affinity mission and her "Maneater" heart-to-heart establishes the fact that she DoesNotLikeMen[[note]]they treat her as a sex object half the time, while others make light of her rank because she's a woman[[/note]]. There's also bits of subtext implying her admiration of Elma [[HomoeroticSubtext may not be entirely platonic.]] Such as her insistence of addressing Elma as "Colonel," even though Elma's repeatedly said it's no longer necessary. And if the player asks Irina to join their group, she agrees [[SubordinateExcuse since you're part of Elma's team.]]
6th May '16 2:11:30 PM MiinU
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** Nitros from VideoGame/BombermanHero.

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*''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': [[{{Kuudere}} Irina's]] first affinity mission and her heart-to-heart establishes the fact that she DoesNotLikeMen[[note]]they treat her as a sex object half the time, while others make light of her rank because she's a woman[[/note]]. There's also bits of subtext implying her admiration of Elma [[HomoeroticSubtext may not be entirely platonic.]] Such as her insistence of addressing Elma as "Colonel," even though Elma's repeatedly said it's no longer necessary. And if the player asks Irina to join their group, she agrees [[SubordinateExcuse since you're part of Elma's team.]]
30th Mar '16 10:07:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', there's a Hiker named Natsumi who you can take on a ride in the ferris wheel in the Summer if you play as a male character. He says some rather dodgy lines about how sweaty you both are and asks if you have a lover, but nothing very blatant. Then in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', nearly any ambiguity was thrown out the window when they brought the character back. He talks about how he fell in love in the summer two years ago ([=BW2=] takes place 2 years after BW) and how his heart was broken when he confessed his love. He doesn't use any gender specific pronouns about who he's talking about, but you can only talk to him as a girl in [=BW2=], and he says he has "zero interest in your type." and he "Still considers you a friend even though you're a girl." [[AllGaysArePedophiles The subtext is pretty obvious.]] His dialogue was completely changed in the English versions of BW, but oddly enough was left mostly unaltered in [=BW2=].

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In the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', there's a Hiker named Natsumi who you can take on a ride in the ferris wheel in the Summer if you play as a male character. He says some rather dodgy lines about how sweaty you both are and asks if you have a lover, but nothing very blatant. Then in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', nearly any ambiguity was thrown out the window when they brought the character back. He talks about how he fell in love in the summer two years ago ([=BW2=] takes place 2 years after BW) and how his heart was broken when he confessed his love. He doesn't use any gender specific pronouns about who he's talking about, but you can only talk to him as a girl in [=BW2=], and he says he has "zero interest in your type." and he "Still considers you a friend even though you're a girl." [[AllGaysArePedophiles The subtext is pretty obvious.]] His dialogue was completely changed in the English versions of BW, but oddly enough was left mostly unaltered in [=BW2=].[=BW2=].
** Erika comes off as a LipstickLesbian to people. Her gym is all-female, and she doesn't seem to like having men in it - but makes an "exception" for the Red and Ethan. Her gym badge just happens to be rainbow themed too.



* ''VideoGame/TheSims'' has an odd take on this. In these games, NO characters are straight by default. The player can have his or her character enter a relationship with ''any'' other character, regardless of their genders, meaning the player decides their sexual preference when he does so.
** In game, though, there are some pre-made characters who have been pointed out. ''Sims 2'' gives us roommates Mitch Indie and Max Flexor, who are able to enter romantic reactions when first played, but won't automatically; Nervous Subject, who usually rejects flirts from women and may be autonomously attracted to men. ''Sims 3'' gives up Gobias Koffi, said to prefer male company and unable to find the right woman; Alma Drill and Blaise Kindle, who are roommates who even have a pushed-together bed made of two beds; and most obviously, Viktor Valquist and Jesper Sandstrom, who, though called just best friends, are described as doing everything together, and the adopted daughter of one of them even has the surname of Valstrom

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* ''VideoGame/TheSims'' has an odd take on this. In these games, NO characters are straight by default. The player can have his or her character enter a relationship with ''any'' other character, regardless of their genders, meaning the player decides their sexual preference when he does so.
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so. In game, games, though, there are some pre-made characters who have been pointed out. ''Sims 2'' ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 2}}'' gives us roommates Mitch Indie and Max Flexor, who are able to enter romantic reactions when first played, but won't automatically; Nervous Subject, who usually rejects flirts from women and may be autonomously attracted to men. ''Sims 3'' ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 3}}'' gives up us Gobias Koffi, said to prefer male company and unable to find the right woman; Alma Drill and Blaise Kindle, who are roommates who even have a pushed-together bed made of two beds; and most obviously, Viktor Valquist and Jesper Sandstrom, who, though called just best friends, are described as doing everything together, and the adopted daughter of one of them even has the surname of Valstrom



* Aera, from the second ''Swordcraft Story'' game of the ''VideoGame/SummonNight'' franchise. She behaves odd around girls, especially [[LoveableSexManiac Lynn]]. Then again, Swordcraft Story ''is'' best known for its [[GayOption Lesbian options]].

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Aera, from the second ''Swordcraft Story'' game of the ''VideoGame/SummonNight'' franchise.Story''. She behaves odd around girls, especially [[LoveableSexManiac Lynn]]. Then again, Swordcraft Story ''is'' best known for its [[GayOption Lesbian options]].



* Flak and Shrapnel from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''. While Flak looks a lot like a stereotypical LeatherMan and they share a bed, there's ''nothing'' explicitly stated about their sexual orientation. And this is a game with DiscountLesbians.
** The bed-sharing may be an unintended side-effect of a script that requires them to be near each other. After all, this is known to cause problems with Shrapnel leaving Rivet City to wander the wastes if [[spoiler: Flak has been enslaved.]]

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* Flak and Shrapnel from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''. While Flak looks a lot like a stereotypical LeatherMan and they share a bed, there's ''nothing'' explicitly stated about their sexual orientation. And this is a game with DiscountLesbians.
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DiscountLesbians. The bed-sharing may be an unintended side-effect of a script that requires them to be near each other. After all, this is known to cause problems with Shrapnel leaving Rivet City to wander the wastes if [[spoiler: Flak has been enslaved.]]
19th Mar '16 2:19:38 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Balthier from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' is definitely a candidate. Despite being a sky pirate that seems to woo most of the women in the game, the writers make him more irresistibly charming to them than actively pursuing any of the gender. His brightly colored bracelets and rings, [[TheDandy concern for his clothes and appearance]], and constant ambiguity in other such situations (such as his motives for helping the group) has made numerous fans suspect that something is up.
*** Fran does however state in the sequel that he did "something" to woo her and that his methods are different than the ones Tomaj tries in the same game. What he actually did and if they're actually a couple is left open however.

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** Balthier from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' is definitely a candidate.''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'':
*** Balthier.
Despite being a sky pirate that seems to woo most of the women in the game, the writers make him more irresistibly charming to them than actively pursuing any of the gender. His brightly colored bracelets and rings, [[TheDandy concern for his clothes and appearance]], and constant ambiguity in other such situations (such as his motives for helping the group) has made numerous fans suspect that something is up.
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up. Fran does however state in the sequel that he did "something" to woo her and that his methods are different than the ones Tomaj tries in the same game. What he actually did and if they're actually a couple is left open however.
19th Mar '16 5:59:52 AM IamTheCaligula
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* Balthier from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' is definitely a candidate. Despite being a sky pirate that seems to woo most of the women in the game, the writers make him more irresistibly charming to them than actively pursuing any of the gender. His brightly colored bracelets and rings, [[TheDandy concern for his clothes and appearance]], and constant ambiguity in other such situations (such as his motives for helping the group) has made numerous fans suspect that something is up.
** Fran does however state in the sequel that he did "something" to woo her and that his methods are different than the ones Tomaj tries in the same game. What he actually did and if they're actually a couple is left open however.
** When Al-Cid Margrace invites Ashe to his mansion in a conversation full of LampshadedDoubleEntendre, in the background, [[HoYay Balthier looks offended that he wasn't invited instead]].



** Balthier from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' is definitely a candidate. Despite being a sky pirate that seems to woo most of the women in the game, the writers make him more irresistibly charming to them than actively pursuing any of the gender. His brightly colored bracelets and rings, [[TheDandy concern for his clothes and appearance]], and constant ambiguity in other such situations (such as his motives for helping the group) has made numerous fans suspect that something is up.
*** Fran does however state in the sequel that he did "something" to woo her and that his methods are different than the ones Tomaj tries in the same game. What he actually did and if they're actually a couple is left open however.
*** When Al-Cid Margrace invites Ashe to his mansion in a conversation full of LampshadedDoubleEntendre, in the background, [[HoYay Balthier looks offended that he wasn't invited instead]].



** In ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', their relationship is taken to a razor's edge width from dropping the "ambiguous" part, with the database itself mentioning that Fang and Vanille share a bond with each other that goes beyond family, and despite the fact that Fang and Vanille are separated throughout the entire game, they ''still'' have so much subtext, it's borderline ridiculous that Creator/SquareEnix don't just give the WordOfGay. One particularly notable moment is when Lightning gives Fang a speech about her relationship with Vanille that is nearly identical to the one she gave Snow about his relationship with Serah.

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** In ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', their relationship is taken to a razor's edge width from dropping the "ambiguous" part, with the database itself mentioning that Fang and Vanille share a bond with each other that goes beyond family, and despite the fact that Fang and Vanille are separated throughout for almost the entire game, they ''still'' have so much subtext, it's borderline ridiculous that Creator/SquareEnix don't just give the WordOfGay. One particularly notable moment is when Lightning gives Fang a speech about her relationship with Vanille that is nearly identical to the one she gave Snow about his relationship with Serah.
7th Dec '15 8:44:15 AM Hossmeister
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** Maximillian Galactica, from the third case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice For All'' wears pink, constantly says "fabulous", and calls Phoenix "sweetie". Although early in the case it's discovered that [[CampStraight he proposed to a girl]].

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** Maximillian Galactica, from the third case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice For All'' ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'' wears pink, constantly says "fabulous", and calls Phoenix "sweetie". Although early in the case it's discovered that [[CampStraight he proposed to a girl]].
7th Sep '15 3:33:16 AM 1Thunderfire
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** Bedsmith from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' is a much more obvious example, apparently needing to nap on Prince Dreambert every chance he gets, even chasing him once.

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** Bedsmith from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' is a much more obvious example, apparently needing to nap on Prince Dreambert every chance he gets, even chasing him once. [[ShipperOnDeck And Luigi cheers him on at this point.]]
8th Aug '15 1:47:11 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''BatenKaitos'' has Geldoblame. In ''Origins'' he has an affinity for children's toys and cute things, a generally prissy demeanor (but he's an Imperial politician, so that's not a huge indicator) and keeps a scrapbook of another male character by his bed. He also [[spoiler:takes that character's betrayal quite hard, almost as a spurned lover.]]
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}} Banjo-Tooie]]'' has the glorious font of GettingCrapPastTheRadar that is Jolly Roger. His mannerisms, his voice, his partner Merry Maggie looking like a guy in drags (and having one of the deepest voices in the game), then there's things like [[HelloSailor "Seaman's Surprise"]] and [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "Toad in the Hole"]]. In ''Nuts and Bolts'', Jolly now wears a purple robe, a belly shirt, and pink pants, screams like a girl if you hit him or attempt to run him over, and he ''paints Banjo's house pink'' at the end of the game! And he sometimes calls Banjo "Teddy Bear".

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* ''BatenKaitos'' ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'' has Geldoblame. In ''Origins'' he has an affinity for children's toys and cute things, a generally prissy demeanor (but he's an Imperial politician, so that's not a huge indicator) and keeps a scrapbook of another male character by his bed. He also [[spoiler:takes that character's betrayal quite hard, almost as a spurned lover.]]
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}} ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'' has the glorious font of GettingCrapPastTheRadar that is Jolly Roger. His mannerisms, his voice, his partner Merry Maggie looking like a guy in drags (and having one of the deepest voices in the game), then there's things like [[HelloSailor "Seaman's Surprise"]] and [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "Toad in the Hole"]]. In ''Nuts and Bolts'', Jolly now wears a purple robe, a belly shirt, and pink pants, screams like a girl if you hit him or attempt to run him over, and he ''paints Banjo's house pink'' at the end of the game! And he sometimes calls Banjo "Teddy Bear".



* Ebisumaru from ''GanbareGoemon'' is a glaring example of this trope, right down to the mincing gait and occasional crossdressing (not to mention his admiration of Goemon that borders on attraction). He's shown to be ''very'' interested in women, however, and to top it all off is [[spoiler:the revelation of his daughter Mao at the end of ''Goemon's Great Adventure'']] though [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse no mention of it is made after that.]]

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* Ebisumaru from ''GanbareGoemon'' ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon'' is a glaring example of this trope, right down to the mincing gait and occasional crossdressing (not to mention his admiration of Goemon that borders on attraction). He's shown to be ''very'' interested in women, however, and to top it all off is [[spoiler:the revelation of his daughter Mao at the end of ''Goemon's Great Adventure'']] though [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse no mention of it is made after that.]]



** In ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', their relationship is taken to a razor's edge width from dropping the "ambiguous" part, with the database itself mentioning that Fang and Vanille share a bond with each other that goes beyond family, and despite the fact that Fang and Vanille are separated throughout the entire game, they ''still'' have so much subtext, it's borderline ridiculous that SquareEnix don't just give the WordOfGay. One particularly notable moment is when Lightning gives Fang a speech about her relationship with Vanille that is nearly identical to the one she gave Snow about his relationship with Serah.

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** In ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', their relationship is taken to a razor's edge width from dropping the "ambiguous" part, with the database itself mentioning that Fang and Vanille share a bond with each other that goes beyond family, and despite the fact that Fang and Vanille are separated throughout the entire game, they ''still'' have so much subtext, it's borderline ridiculous that SquareEnix Creator/SquareEnix don't just give the WordOfGay. One particularly notable moment is when Lightning gives Fang a speech about her relationship with Vanille that is nearly identical to the one she gave Snow about his relationship with Serah.



* Lucretia, Lelei and Cathari in ''SuikodenV''. Lelei has been [[WordOfGay confirmed as lesbian]] and is hopelessly in love with Lucretia, who is implied to have been romantically involved with Cathari in the past. A few lines of dialogue (followed by a fade-to-black) between Lelei and Lucretia on the night before the big battle might easily be seen as a RelationshipReveal. It's a ''{{Suikoden}}'' game, of course, so these are only the most obvious examples.
* Although his presence is brief, Belzeber from ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' certainly gives off this vibe. He speaks in an eccentric tone, has very flamboyant mannerisms, and wears lipstick.

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* Lucretia, Lelei and Cathari in ''SuikodenV''.''VideoGame/SuikodenV''. Lelei has been [[WordOfGay confirmed as lesbian]] and is hopelessly in love with Lucretia, who is implied to have been romantically involved with Cathari in the past. A few lines of dialogue (followed by a fade-to-black) between Lelei and Lucretia on the night before the big battle might easily be seen as a RelationshipReveal. It's a ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' game, of course, so these are only the most obvious examples.
* Although his presence is brief, Belzeber from ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' ''VideoGame//StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' certainly gives off this vibe. He speaks in an eccentric tone, has very flamboyant mannerisms, and wears lipstick.



* ''JakAndDaxter'': Razer in ''Jak X''. Every other character says "Wham, bam, thank you ma'am!" as a victory line, even Ashelin. Razer, however...

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* ''JakAndDaxter'': ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'': Razer in ''Jak X''. Every other character says "Wham, bam, thank you ma'am!" as a victory line, even Ashelin. Razer, however...



* Male [[{{Bishonen}} Blood Elves]] in ''WorldOfWarcraft'', though more as a joke than anything. Not only is this a joke among the players but many of the male Blood Elves' /emotes, particularity /joke, dab in this trope. Then there's Martek's tale in the quest "The Day that Deathwing Came: What Really Happened." Ironically, male Blood Elves are larger and more muscular then the average real-life male.

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* Male [[{{Bishonen}} Blood Elves]] in ''WorldOfWarcraft'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', though more as a joke than anything. Not only is this a joke among the players but many of the male Blood Elves' /emotes, particularity /joke, dab in this trope. Then there's Martek's tale in the quest "The Day that Deathwing Came: What Really Happened." Ironically, male Blood Elves are larger and more muscular then the average real-life male.



* Elder Magnus from ''[[SpyroTheDragon Spyro The Dragon: A Hero's Tail]]'', who is dark-ish pink, speaks in an effeminate tone, and calls Spyro 'sweetheart' and 'darling'.

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* Elder Magnus from ''[[SpyroTheDragon Spyro The Dragon: A Hero's Tail]]'', ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'', who is dark-ish pink, speaks in an effeminate tone, and calls Spyro 'sweetheart' and 'darling'.



* ''RoseGunsDays'' has Miguel Kurashiki, a character [[RealMenWearPink who dresses and acts in a very feminine fashion]], [[EffeminateMisogynisticGuy has a deep aversion for women]] and is [[HoYay very close to his boss Caleb]], yet is never explicitly stated to "swing that way". Characters who face him usually are too busy fighting him or not making him angry to worry about such considerations anyway.

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* ''RoseGunsDays'' ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays'' has Miguel Kurashiki, a character [[RealMenWearPink who dresses and acts in a very feminine fashion]], [[EffeminateMisogynisticGuy has a deep aversion for women]] and is [[HoYay very close to his boss Caleb]], yet is never explicitly stated to "swing that way". Characters who face him usually are too busy fighting him or not making him angry to worry about such considerations anyway.
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