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16th Jun '17 10:05:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''SeventhSea'' implicitly allows this character type. The various appearance advantages, including "Blessed Beauty" and "Dangerous Beauty," improve social interactions with members of both sexes, as do fancy clothes. In addition, everyone who speaks a certain dialect of Montaigne (Louis-XIV-era France {{Expy}}) automatically gains Dangerous Beauty for free.

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* ''SeventhSea'' ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'' implicitly allows this character type. The various appearance advantages, including "Blessed Beauty" and "Dangerous Beauty," improve social interactions with members of both sexes, as do fancy clothes. In addition, everyone who speaks a certain dialect of Montaigne (Louis-XIV-era France {{Expy}}) automatically gains Dangerous Beauty for free.
10th Jun '17 11:28:34 AM nombretomado
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* [[Series/TopGear James May]]. Yeah, he wears flowery shirts, has long girly-looking hair, loves wine and [[Creator/JohannSebastianBach Bach]]. However, the show's challenges have demonstrated that he is an immensely skilled mechanic, the best shot with a rifle of the three presenters, and he's pretty handy with the machete. Also, despite jokes and banter to the contrary, he's quite the BadassDriver.

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* [[Series/TopGear James May]]. Yeah, he wears flowery shirts, has long girly-looking hair, loves wine and [[Creator/JohannSebastianBach [[Music/JohannSebastianBach Bach]]. However, the show's challenges have demonstrated that he is an immensely skilled mechanic, the best shot with a rifle of the three presenters, and he's pretty handy with the machete. Also, despite jokes and banter to the contrary, he's quite the BadassDriver.
5th May '17 6:16:53 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', Sparrow is a formidable agent, a former assassin and an absolute fashion victim. He has a non-fashion related reason for it, though - [[spoiler:he's normally invisible to spirits, and only wearing very noticeable clothes allows him to interact with them.]]
9th Apr '17 1:06:19 PM nombretomado
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* Music/FreddieMercury: He ends nearly all of his sentences with "darling", speaks in a stereotypically gay accent, and can '''''[[Main/EpicRocking rock the heck out!!!!!]]''''' He even wrote one of the greatest songs of all time, Bohemian Rhapsody, to [[Main/ComingOutStory come out to his then girlfriend at the time.]]
* RussellBrand: While he may not be physically tough, he is quite the lady killer… and my lord is he camp.

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* Music/FreddieMercury: He ends nearly all of his sentences with "darling", speaks in a stereotypically gay accent, and can '''''[[Main/EpicRocking rock the heck out!!!!!]]''''' He even wrote one of the greatest songs of all time, Bohemian Rhapsody, to [[Main/ComingOutStory [[ComingOutStory come out to his then girlfriend at the time.]]
* RussellBrand: Creator/RussellBrand: While he may not be physically tough, he is quite the lady killer… and my lord is he camp.
6th Apr '17 8:16:22 PM Karxrida
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* Seliph from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]''… well, he's [[DudeLooksLikeALady got the looks]], and adds in the fact that he's surrounded by beautiful women (if you take them all into account, 15 of them are possible {{Love Interest}}s, a number that sets him apart from other Lords in the series), and then not only he's a level-headed and kind HumbleHero, he ''also'' he's a total badass once he gets out there to fight TheEmpire--he's got the same caps as the famous Ike, and he grows faster, and has a better weapon to boot.

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* Seliph from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]''… ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar''… well, he's [[DudeLooksLikeALady got the looks]], and adds in the fact that he's surrounded by beautiful women (if you take them all into account, 15 of them are possible {{Love Interest}}s, a number that sets him apart from other Lords in the series), and then not only he's a level-headed and kind HumbleHero, he ''also'' he's a total badass once he gets out there to fight TheEmpire--he's got the same caps as the famous Ike, and he grows faster, and has a better weapon to boot.
31st Mar '17 9:41:10 PM karstovich2
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* A few decades later, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_I,_Duke_of_Orl%C3%A9ans Philippe, duke of Orléans]], younger brother of UsefulNotes/LouisXIV, was actually and more or less openly CampGay and famous for the effeminacy of his dress at a time when men's clothing was expected to be frilly and everyone fashionable--which included all royals, of course--wore wigs and at least some makeup. He was also one of France's bravest and most effective military commanders of the day. He willingly faced enemy guns and commanded his troops in the field; and as for his command skills, he was so effective that Big Bro got jealous and kept him away from military operations after he won the Battle of Cassel against the Dutch in 1667. Also, his descendants (gay or no, he was royal and needed to have kids) married into every Catholic monarchy in Europe and eventually ruled France themselves. (It's actually possible that they would ''still'' be on the throne if it weren't for the pigheadedness of the last member of Louis' seniormost line.)

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* A few decades later, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_I,_Duke_of_Orl%C3%A9ans Philippe, duke of Orléans]], younger brother of UsefulNotes/LouisXIV, was actually and more or less openly CampGay and famous for the effeminacy of his dress at a time when men's clothing was expected to be frilly and everyone fashionable--which included all royals, of course--wore wigs and at least some makeup. He was also one of France's bravest and most effective military commanders of the day. He willingly faced enemy guns and commanded his troops in the field; and as for his command skills, he was so effective that Big Bro got jealous and kept him away from military operations after he won the Battle of Cassel against the Dutch in 1667. Also, his descendants (gay or no, he was royal and needed to have kids) married into every Catholic monarchy in Europe and eventually ruled France themselves. (It's actually possible that they would ''still'' be on the throne as constitutional monarchs if it weren't for the pigheadedness of the last member of Louis' seniormost line.)
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]].
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