History Main / AmbiguouslyGay

21st May '16 11:36:02 PM Anddrix
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' fame. Since Harley's transition from the Franchise/{{DCAU}} into canon comics, the writers have been seemingly trying to tear them apart and made it into a one-sided relationship on her part. Harley & Ivy both think that The Joker [[FoeYay only has eyes for Batman]]. Joker has often professed affection towards Batman (complete with moments of desperate attention-needing) and has made some awkward comments about [[{{Sidekick}} Robin's]] shorts and shaving habits. He seems to have quite a flirtatious love/hate thing for ComicBook/LexLuthor as well. The Joker is also very keen on his appearance and once said he didn't want to see Batman until his nails were finished drying, and in another instant took off his pants in front of Onomatopoeia and told him that he "bottoms from the top". As counter-evidence, ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' showed the not-yet Joker's pregnant wife saying that he was "good in bed", but the entire segment falls into his MultipleChoicePast. In ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'' 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. (Arkham is non-canon, though its status as one of the iconic Joker portrayals means it can't be discounted because of that.)

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' fame. Since Harley's transition from the Franchise/{{DCAU}} into canon comics, the writers have been seemingly trying to tear them apart and made it into a one-sided relationship on her part. Harley & Ivy both think that The Joker [[FoeYay only has eyes for Batman]]. Joker has often professed affection towards Batman (complete with moments of desperate attention-needing) and has made some awkward comments about [[{{Sidekick}} Robin's]] shorts and shaving habits. He seems to have quite a flirtatious love/hate thing for ComicBook/LexLuthor as well. The Joker is also very keen on his appearance and once said he didn't want to see Batman until his nails were finished drying, and in another instant took off his pants in front of Onomatopoeia and told him that he "bottoms from the top". As counter-evidence, ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' showed the not-yet Joker's pregnant wife saying that he was "good in bed", but the entire segment falls into his MultipleChoicePast. In ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'' 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. (Arkham is non-canon, though its status as one of the iconic Joker portrayals means it can't be discounted because of that.)
21st May '16 11:08:16 PM 10-13-2
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** Various ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' media have run with this. ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989) shows that Jack Napier, the man who became the Joker, had more than a casual interest in art and was very keen on his appearance. In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', the Joker disguises himself as a white-skirted nurse to blow up a hospital and, in his last meeting with Batman, looks forward to many future encounters with him and tells him: "You complete me." ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' has him bat his eyelashes when he sees his old mob boss for the first time in years.

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** Various ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' media have run with this. ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989) shows that Jack Napier, the man who became the Joker, had more than a casual interest in art and was very keen on his appearance. (He ''does'' date a woman at the beginning, but is also shown to have contempt for her and ends up disfiguring and then killing her anyway.) In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', the Joker disguises himself as a white-skirted nurse to blow up a hospital and, in his last meeting with Batman, looks forward to many future encounters with him and tells him: "You complete me." ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' has him bat his eyelashes when he sees his old mob boss for the first time in years.years - despite being "married" to a female robot (ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext).
20th May '16 5:32:15 PM Eievie
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A character may have no apparent interest in the opposite sex. They may live in a single-bedroom apartment with one of their "roommates". If the character is male, he may lisp more than someone missing two front teeth, have a limp wrist and an interest in fashion and musicals. He may be [[TheDandy unusually fastidious]] in dress and grooming. He may even profess a great knowledge of modern dance. Conversely, a female character may [[TheLadette have a deep voice and an aggressive manner, dress in "unfeminine" clothes and play rough sports.]] But nobody will ever [[AccidentalPun come out]] and discuss the character's sexuality.

Yes, the character is Ambiguously Gay -- they display many stereotypes associated with gay and lesbian people, but the "g" and "l" words are avoided entirely. Characters such as this are usually played entirely for laughs, with "hints" regarding their sexuality being portrayed as jokes in and of themselves. Often the victim of numerous instances of TheUnReveal. These characters are often [[QueerPeopleAreFunny played for laughs]], usually only for a single episode as a RunningGag, but they can also be full-fledged recurring cast members as well. Lately, it has become somewhat popular to make the Ambiguous Gay a child or teenager, waving away the character's questionable sexuality as them still trying to figure it out - yet still playing their mannerisms for laughs.

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A character may have no apparent interest in the opposite sex. They may live in a single-bedroom apartment with one of their "roommates". If the character is male, he may lisp more than someone missing two front teeth, have a limp wrist and an interest in fashion and musicals. He may be [[TheDandy unusually fastidious]] in dress and grooming. He may even profess a great knowledge of modern dance. Conversely, a female character may [[TheLadette have a deep voice and an aggressive manner, dress in "unfeminine" clothes and play rough sports.]] sports]]. But nobody will ever [[AccidentalPun come out]] and discuss the character's sexuality.

Yes, the character is Ambiguously Gay -- they Gay--they display many stereotypes associated with gay and lesbian people, but the "g" G- and "l" words L-words are avoided entirely. Characters such as this are usually played entirely for laughs, with "hints" regarding their sexuality being portrayed as jokes in and of themselves. Often the victim of numerous instances of TheUnReveal. These characters are often [[QueerPeopleAreFunny played for laughs]], usually only for a single episode as a RunningGag, but they can also be full-fledged recurring cast members as well. Lately, it has become somewhat popular to make the Ambiguous Gay a child or teenager, waving away the character's questionable sexuality as them still trying to figure it out - yet out--yet still playing their mannerisms for laughs.
18th May '16 3:18:44 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': There's been a ton of examples among the ''unconfirmed'' characters, but one that comes to mind is the fact that Rachel brought Judith to prom.



13th May '16 11:10:57 PM Az_Tech341
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->''"They're extremely close in an ambiguous way! They're ambiguously gay!"''

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->''"They're extremely close in an ambiguous way! They're [[TropeNamer ambiguously gay!"''gay]]!"''
18th Mar '16 3:29:05 PM eroock
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Yes, the character is '''Ambiguously Gay'''--they display many stereotypes associated with gay and lesbian people, but the "g" and "l" words are avoided entirely. Characters such as this are usually played entirely for laughs, with "hints" regarding their sexuality being portrayed as jokes in and of themselves. Often the victim of numerous instances of TheUnReveal. These characters are often [[QueerPeopleAreFunny played for laughs]], usually only for a single episode as a RunningGag, but they can also be full-fledged recurring cast members as well. Lately, it has become somewhat popular to make the Ambiguous Gay a child or teenager, waving away the character's questionable sexuality as them still trying to figure it out - yet still playing their mannerisms for laughs.

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Yes, the character is '''Ambiguously Gay'''--they Ambiguously Gay -- they display many stereotypes associated with gay and lesbian people, but the "g" and "l" words are avoided entirely. Characters such as this are usually played entirely for laughs, with "hints" regarding their sexuality being portrayed as jokes in and of themselves. Often the victim of numerous instances of TheUnReveal. These characters are often [[QueerPeopleAreFunny played for laughs]], usually only for a single episode as a RunningGag, but they can also be full-fledged recurring cast members as well. Lately, it has become somewhat popular to make the Ambiguous Gay a child or teenager, waving away the character's questionable sexuality as them still trying to figure it out - yet still playing their mannerisms for laughs.
18th Mar '16 3:28:02 PM eroock
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->''They're extremely close in an ambiguous way! They're ambiguously gay!''

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->''They're ->''"They're extremely close in an ambiguous way! They're ambiguously gay!''gay!"''
9th Mar '16 10:42:55 AM Arha
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** Wanda is likely gay as well, but it's left rather unclear. She was in a long and complex relationship with Jillian and had a thing for Olive Branch for a time. She ''has'' used her beauty to seduce men on at least one occasion, but love doesn't seem to enter the equation.
6th Jan '16 9:27:23 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''They're extremely close in an ambiguous way! They're [[TropeNamers ambiguously gay!'']]

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->''They're extremely close in an ambiguous way! They're [[TropeNamers ambiguously gay!'']]gay!''
3rd Jan '16 11:30:06 AM SbenLives
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* ''Fanfic/AMinorMiscalculation'' portrays [[Anime/KillLaKill Ryuko]] as this. She reacts mainly with disgust and derision toward the opposite sex, occasionally jokes about sexually dominating Satsuki ([[spoiler: whom she is unaware is [[BrotherSisterIncest her biological sister]]), and is so close with Mako that both Senketsu and ''her father'' automatically assume they are in a TransparentCloset. However, [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday she vehemently denies any of this every time someone even pokes at it]], and her inner thoughts shed little light on the matter.

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* ''Fanfic/AMinorMiscalculation'' portrays [[Anime/KillLaKill Ryuko]] as this. She reacts mainly with disgust and derision toward the opposite sex, occasionally jokes about sexually dominating Satsuki ([[spoiler: whom she is unaware is [[BrotherSisterIncest her biological sister]]), sister]]]]), and is so close with Mako that both Senketsu and ''her father'' automatically assume they are in a TransparentCloset. However, [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday she vehemently denies any of this every time someone even pokes at it]], and her inner thoughts shed little light on the matter.
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