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24th Mar '17 1:21:52 PM Narsil
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* In the ''Family D'Alembert'' series by Stephen Goldin, secret agent Yvette "Agent Periwinkle" D'Alembert marries dashing clothes-horse Pias Bavol. When Pias joins the imperial secret service, he's given the codename "Agent Peacock".
14th Mar '17 8:04:23 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Adolin Kholin. In his armor, he is a massive, unstoppable badass. Outside of his armor, he is an insufferably beautiful man who insists on wearing cologne even while in prison and adores fashionable attire to the point that he is constantly bristling against his father's order that he wear his uniform at all times.
22nd Feb '17 7:44:22 PM GrammarNavi
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* Also EddieIzzard's coinage "Action Transvestite" (or "Executive Transvestite") probably sums this up quite nicely, though not all examples are true transvestites.

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* Also EddieIzzard's Creator/EddieIzzard's coinage "Action Transvestite" (or "Executive Transvestite") probably sums this up quite nicely, though not all examples are true transvestites.
14th Feb '17 3:12:40 PM siberia82
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These male characters are badass nancy boys. They're often {{camp}}y, vain, and in many cases {{pretty|boy}}, but they're also incredibly effective at what they do, and quite powerful. They may have combat skills, seduction ability that rivals James Bond's, or simply be [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] skilled in manipulating others. They can be gay or [[CampStraight straight]], good or evil, played for laughs or played seriously, but they're all dominant personalities who tend to get their way. They also tend to be romantically successful, attracting admirers, and often getting the girl--or boy, if they're into that.

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These male characters are badass nancy boys. They're often {{camp}}y, vain, and in many cases {{pretty|boy}}, [[PrettyBoy pretty]], but they're also incredibly effective at what they do, and quite powerful. They may have combat skills, seduction ability that rivals James Bond's, or simply be [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] skilled in manipulating others. They can be gay or [[CampStraight straight]], good or evil, played for laughs or played seriously, but they're all dominant personalities who tend to get their way. They also tend to be romantically successful, attracting admirers, and often getting the girl--or boy, if they're into that.



* On a related note some characters use their femininity to maintain an element of surprise. (E.g., "No one suspects the flamingly camp hairdresser of being a super soldier")
* Sometimes girly knowledge is also a part of the badassitude. (E.g., "Mrs. Busby did it because her shade of lipstick was on the napkin that was found with the victim--it's called passion plum, I very nearly borrowed it for the ball the other day.")

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* On a related note some characters use their femininity to maintain an element of surprise. (E.g., "No one suspects the flamingly camp hairdresser of being a super soldier")
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* Sometimes girly knowledge is also a part of the badassitude. (E.g., "Mrs. Busby did it because her shade of lipstick was on the napkin that was found with the victim--it's called passion plum, I very nearly borrowed it for the ball the other day.")



* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': When Professor X still has hair, his [[PrettyBoy porcelain doll-like face]] and [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide nurturing personality]] make him the most androgynous male lead of the franchise. He's the most formidable telepath on Earth who can [[Film/X2XMenUnited kill anyone with a thought]], and he carries a streak of vanity which is a product of his upper-class upbringing (his mother was a haughty British {{Socialite}}). In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Charles is a suave womanizer who is perfectly aware of how appealing he is, and he doesn't allow Hank to shave his head when he tests the Cerebro prototype ("[[NobodyTouchesTheHair Don't touch my hair]]"). In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he's pushing 50, yet he still takes delight in being hip and attractive by following [[TheEighties '80s]] fashion trends with a feathered mullet and a ''Series/MiamiVice''-inspired wardrobe. Even after Xavier becomes bald and loses his prettiness, he still adorns himself in [[SharpDressedMan snazzy suits]]. Saving the world is hard work, and he wants to look good doing it. Heck, Creator/PatrickStewart even admits on the "Two Worlds, Two Battles" documentary of ''The Rogue Cut'' that his character "has been seen as something of a peacock over all these years," so Charles is more accurately a ''Professor'' Peacock.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Professor X is the second-most powerful mutant for most of the story, and his androgyny (in both looks and personality) is taken up a notch in comparison to ''Film/XMenFirstClass''. He graduates from a PrettyBoy to a LongHairedPrettyBoy, and the name of his hairdo, a ''feather''ed mullet, brings to mind a peacock's tail--he even fixes a handful of loose strands shortly before he reaches Moira's office. Xavier fully embraces being a [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide sensitive guy]], as he's more overtly "[[TeamMom maternal]]" towards his students and he freely sheds TenderTears. He was [[spoiler:close to death after a botched GrandTheftMe procedure]] just a few minutes beforehand, yet Charles still has the fortitude to instigate a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind against the NighInvulnerable Apocalypse, being one of only two mutants who dishes out multiple blows on the self-proclaimed god. Xavier is so vain that even when he's already bald, his mental projection has a head full of hair during the psychic brawl.

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': When Professor X still has hair, his [[PrettyBoy porcelain doll-like face]] and [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide nurturing personality]] make him the most androgynous male lead of the franchise. He's the most formidable telepath on Earth who can [[Film/X2XMenUnited kill anyone with a thought]], and he carries a streak of vanity which is a product of his upper-class upbringing (his mother was a haughty British {{Socialite}}). In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Charles is a suave womanizer who is perfectly aware of how appealing he is, and he doesn't allow Hank to shave his head when he tests the Cerebro prototype ("[[NobodyTouchesTheHair Don't touch my hair]]"). In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he's pushing 50, yet he still takes delight in being hip and attractive by following [[TheEighties '80s]] fashion trends with a feathered mullet and a ''Series/MiamiVice''-inspired wardrobe. Even after Xavier he becomes bald and loses his prettiness, he still adorns himself in [[SharpDressedMan snazzy suits]]. Saving the world is hard work, and he wants to look good doing it. Heck, Creator/PatrickStewart even admits on the "Two Worlds, Two Battles" documentary of ''The Rogue Cut'' that his character "has been seen as something of a peacock over all these years," so Charles Xavier is more accurately a ''Professor'' Peacock.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Charles is a suave womanizer who is perfectly aware of how appealing he is, and he doesn't allow Hank to shave his head when he tests the Cerebro prototype ("[[NobodyTouchesTheHair Don't touch my hair]]"). He's the sole mutant who is strong enough to stop Shaw single-handedly, provided that the latter isn't wearing a telepathy-blocking helmet. (Even Erik, as mighty as he is, gets clobbered by Sebastian during their duel.)
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Professor X is the second-most powerful mutant for most of the story, and his androgyny (in both looks and personality) is taken up a notch in comparison to ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.''First Class''. He graduates from a PrettyBoy to a LongHairedPrettyBoy, and the name of his hairdo, a ''feather''ed mullet, brings to mind a peacock's tail--he even fixes a handful of loose strands shortly before he reaches Moira's office. He's pushing 50, yet he still takes delight in being hip and attractive by following [[TheEighties '80s]] fashion trends with a ''Series/MiamiVice''-inspired wardrobe. Xavier fully embraces being a [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide sensitive guy]], as he's more overtly "[[TeamMom maternal]]" towards his students and he freely sheds TenderTears. He was [[spoiler:close to death after a botched GrandTheftMe procedure]] just a few minutes beforehand, yet Charles still has the fortitude to instigate a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind against the NighInvulnerable Apocalypse, being one of only two mutants who dishes out multiple blows on the self-proclaimed god. Xavier is so vain that even when he's already bald, his mental projection has a head full of hair during the psychic brawl.



** Ser Loras Tyrell--"the Knight of Flowers". He is [[{{Bishonen}} very pretty]] and is somewhat [[CampGay effeminate]]. In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first appearance]], he rides in the Hand's Tourney, and through careful application of {{Combat Pragmatism}}, he unhorses the [[TheBrute eight-foot-tall]], [[AxCrazy psychopathic]] knight Ser Gregor Clegane--"The Mountain"--in their first joust (by using a trick to undermine Gregor's horse, but still). Loras also [[spoiler:kills a lot of soldiers at the Battle of Blackwater when he leads the cavalry charge against Stannis Baratheon's army]].

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** Ser Loras Tyrell--"the Knight of Flowers". Flowers." He is [[{{Bishonen}} [[PrettyBoy very pretty]] and is somewhat [[CampGay effeminate]]. In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first appearance]], he rides in the Hand's Tourney, and through careful application of {{Combat Pragmatism}}, he unhorses the [[TheBrute eight-foot-tall]], [[AxCrazy psychopathic]] knight Ser Gregor Clegane--"The Mountain"--in their first joust (by using a trick to undermine Gregor's horse, but still). Loras also [[spoiler:kills a lot of soldiers at the Battle of Blackwater when he leads the cavalry charge against Stannis Baratheon's army]].
10th Jan '17 7:56:06 PM rjd1922
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* [[BigBad Pagan Min]] from ''{{VideoGame/FarCry4}}''. Pagan Min likes to dress flamboyantly and isn't afraid to wear his more theatrical influences on his sleeve. Doesn't make it any less terrifying when he stabs Darpan in the back and exhorts him to cry for help.

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* [[BigBad Pagan Min]] from ''{{VideoGame/FarCry4}}''.''{{VideoGame/Far Cry 4}}''. Pagan Min likes to dress flamboyantly and isn't afraid to wear his more theatrical influences on his sleeve. Doesn't make it any less terrifying when he stabs Darpan in the back and exhorts him to cry for help.
10th Jan '17 7:54:52 PM rjd1922
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* In the Suikoden Series you have Milich Oppenheimer in the first game and Augustine Nabor in the third. Milich is a high-level mage knight hybrid with good defense and both male and female accesory options, making him versatile and powerful in all areas except luck. And in the original Japanese game his pet songbird/lover Kasios is a male (changed to female for the American release, although the portrait is so androgynous its hard to tell what Kasios is). Augustine has top ranks in parry and swing speed, allowing him to solo a lot of military battles if he's properly equipped and he can go toe-to-toe with Yuber, the game's [[TheDragon villainous murder machine]]. All this and a special attack where he does massive damage to an enemy, who then is showered with rose petals while Augustine poses in a rose-themed frame.

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* In the Suikoden Series ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series you have Milich Oppenheimer in the first game and Augustine Nabor in the third. Milich is a high-level mage knight hybrid with good defense and both male and female accesory options, making him versatile and powerful in all areas except luck. And in the original Japanese game his pet songbird/lover Kasios is a male (changed to female for the American release, although the portrait is so androgynous its hard to tell what Kasios is). Augustine has top ranks in parry and swing speed, allowing him to solo a lot of military battles if he's properly equipped and he can go toe-to-toe with Yuber, the game's [[TheDragon villainous murder machine]]. All this and a special attack where he does massive damage to an enemy, who then is showered with rose petals while Augustine poses in a rose-themed frame.



* Despite his rather calm characterization and his almost complete lack of gratuitous JoJo poses in the actual manga, for no reason whatsoever Capcom gave Kakyoin some of the mostů ''fabulous'' idle poses which can change when he taunts or attacks in VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture.

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* Despite his rather calm characterization and his almost complete lack of gratuitous JoJo [=JoJo=] poses in the actual manga, for no reason whatsoever Capcom gave Kakyoin some of the mostů ''fabulous'' idle poses which can change when he taunts or attacks in VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture.''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture''.
10th Jan '17 7:53:19 PM rjd1922
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* A [[DownplayedTrope mild example]], but [[SmugSnake Spy]] from VideoGame/TeamFortress2 qualifies in-context. Amidst a horde of brutish, smelly mercenaries, Spy considers himself a ''gentleman.''

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* A [[DownplayedTrope mild example]], but [[SmugSnake Spy]] from VideoGame/TeamFortress2 ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' qualifies in-context. Amidst a horde of brutish, smelly mercenaries, Spy considers himself a ''gentleman.''
10th Jan '17 3:47:23 PM ShinyManaphy
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* ''VideoGame/HatofulBoyfriend'' has two examples. Ironically, neither of them are peacocks. Yuuya Sakazaki is a flirtatious, flamboyant fantail pigeon [[spoiler:who is essentially the pigeon version of Literature/AlexRider - a teenage spy who's more than happy to pull out ''anti-material rifles'' when the situation calls for it.]] The other is Tohri Nishikikouji, a golden pheasant whose plumage is nearly as fabulous as an actual peacock's - [[spoiler:and who happens to be a genius scientist and engineer who manages to physically manifest and ''weaponise'' the power of fantasies.]]
15th Dec '16 7:58:31 AM gb00393
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* Ser Loras Tyrell--"the Knight of Flowers"--''Series/GameOfThrones''. He is [[{{Bishonen}} very pretty]] and is somewhat [[CampGay effeminate]]. In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first appearance]], he rides in the Hand's Tourney, and through careful application of {{Combat Pragmatism}}, he unhorses the [[TheBrute eight-foot-tall]], [[AxCrazy psychopathic]] knight Ser Gregor Clegane--"The Mountain"--in their first joust (by using a trick to undermine Gregor's horse, but still). Loras also [[spoiler:kills a lot of soldiers at the Battle of Blackwater when he leads the cavalry charge against Stannis Baratheon's army]].

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Ser Loras Tyrell--"the Knight of Flowers"--''Series/GameOfThrones''.Flowers". He is [[{{Bishonen}} very pretty]] and is somewhat [[CampGay effeminate]]. In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first appearance]], he rides in the Hand's Tourney, and through careful application of {{Combat Pragmatism}}, he unhorses the [[TheBrute eight-foot-tall]], [[AxCrazy psychopathic]] knight Ser Gregor Clegane--"The Mountain"--in their first joust (by using a trick to undermine Gregor's horse, but still). Loras also [[spoiler:kills a lot of soldiers at the Battle of Blackwater when he leads the cavalry charge against Stannis Baratheon's army]].


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** Oberyn Martell is a bisexual prince who prefers to do business in bed, but also a formidable fighter known as the Red Viper for his habit of poisoning his weapons.
2nd Dec '16 4:19:21 AM Dravencour
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'''Smecker:''' Well. Looks like Freud was right.

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'''Smecker:''' Well. Looks like Freud was right.FreudWasRight.
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