History Main / AmbiguouslyGay

8th Dec '17 3:22:56 PM LinTaylor
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' plays Zarbon's ambiguous sexuality for as many jokes as it can. Soon before his death however it is revealed, to the surprise of '''everyone''', that [[spoiler:[[CampStraight he is completely straight, and in fact has a girlfriend]]]]. Who Freeza is ''convinced'' is named '''Chuck'''.

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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' plays Zarbon's ambiguous sexuality for as many jokes as it can. Soon before his death however it is revealed, to the surprise of '''everyone''', that [[spoiler:[[CampStraight [[CampStraight he is completely straight, and in fact has a girlfriend]]]]. Who girlfriend]]. Freeza is ''convinced'' that said girlfriend is named '''Chuck'''.'''Chuck''', but Team Four Star's WordOfGod says that their version of Zarbon is entirely heterosexual.
21st Nov '17 3:22:23 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Webcomic/FlutteringFeelings'' in this Korean webcomic we have Baek Soel-A, who despite dating many, many, ''many'' men states that the feelings she is developing for her female friend Kim No-Rae are something she has never felt before. That added with the fact that she has never really cared for any of the men she has been with implies she may have always been gay and never knew it given that Seol-A has maybe two female friends her whole life.

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* ''Webcomic/FlutteringFeelings'' in ''Webcomic/FlutteringFeelings'': In this Korean webcomic we have Baek Soel-A, who despite dating many, many, ''many'' men states that the feelings she is developing for her female friend Kim No-Rae are something she has never felt before. That added with the fact that she has never really cared for any of the men she has been with implies she may have always been gay and never knew it given that Seol-A has maybe two female friends her whole life.



* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', LongHairedPrettyBoy Ren never shows attraction to anyone, is [[ObliviousToLove frustratingly dense]] about Nora's obvious feelings for him, and once wears a "Kiss the Cook" apron that instead says "Please Do Nothing to the Cook." He's either ambiguously gay or ambiguously asexual.



* The ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' version of Shinning Amour, is so camp, his sister Twilight is convinced he's gay and becomes suspicious, after hearing that he is marrying a girl. When confronted on this, he ''scolds her'' her for thinking he's gay just because he's somewhat effeminate.. but confesses to having gay sex with at least one stallion while ranting. "We said no homo!" In the end, much bigger problems arise and the issue is left unresolved.

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The ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' ''Ultra Fast Pony'' version of Shinning Amour, is so camp, his sister Twilight is convinced he's gay and becomes suspicious, after hearing that he is marrying a girl. When confronted on this, he ''scolds her'' her for thinking he's gay just because he's somewhat effeminate.. but confesses to having gay sex with at least one stallion while ranting. "We said no homo!" In the end, much bigger problems arise and the issue is left unresolved.



* The writer of faith-based LGBT pride blog We are the Rainbow, Bess, has hinted at being a lesbian, but a recent blog post Lampshaded her ambiguous sexuality and choice not to reveal whether or not she is a lesbian.
21st Nov '17 2:22:55 PM Gaby007
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5320397/chapters/12283199 A Northern Dragoness]]'', Jonnel Stark concludes that King Baelor's distate for women, lack of fighting ability and refusal to bed his wife mean he's a "sword swallower", and promptly freaks out at the idea of the king developing an interest in him. However, Baelor ''could'' be only TheFundamentalist, driven by chastity and forgiveness, but we are not party to his thought process.
14th Oct '17 9:08:45 PM bwayrose7
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* In ''Theatre/{{Bandstand}}'', Jimmy ignores the female ensemble while his band mates ogle the women in New York, has a considerable wardrobe of plaid pants, and has some delicate flair in his mannerisms. The casting call and a cut scene reveal [[spoiler: he is unambiguously gay, starts out with a slight crush on Donny, and his boyfriend was a fellow Navy man who died when their ship blew up.]]
17th Aug '17 9:07:18 AM Augusto
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* ''[[{{Webanimation/Minecraft the Noob Adventures}} Minecraft: The N00b Adventures]]'' has Gaylord_Steambath, who, in an unrelated note, is also the [[Main/ItAmusedMe socio]][[Main/ForTheEvulz pathic]] and, well, [[Main/LargeHam "Eccentric"]] antagonist of the series.

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* ''[[{{Webanimation/Minecraft the Noob Adventures}} Minecraft: The N00b Adventures]]'' has Gaylord_Steambath, who, in on an unrelated interesting off note, is also the [[Main/ItAmusedMe socio]][[Main/ForTheEvulz pathic]] and, uh, well, [[Main/DelusionsofEloquence kind of]] [[Main/LargeHam "Eccentric"]] eccentric]] antagonist of the series.
17th Aug '17 8:57:37 AM Augusto
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* ''[[{{Webanimation/Minecraft the Noob Adventures}} Minecraft: The N00b Adventures]]'' has Gaylord_Steambath, who, in an unrelated note, is also the [[Main/ItAmusedMe socio]][[Main/ForTheEvulz pathic]] and, well, [[Main/LargeHam "Eccentric"]] antagonist of the series.
3rd Aug '17 1:50:56 PM Fangusu
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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". A male character may lisp, and have an interest in fashion and musicals. He may be unusually fastidious in dress and grooming. Conversely, a female character may [[{{Tomboy}} have a deep voice and an aggressive manner, dress in "masculine" clothes and play rough sports]]. However, nobody in-text will ever discuss the character's sexual orientation.

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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". A male character may lisp, and have an interest in fashion and musicals. He may be unusually fastidious in dress and grooming. Conversely, a female character may [[{{Tomboy}} have a deep voice and an aggressive manner, dress in "masculine" clothes and play rough sports]]. sports. However, nobody in-text in-universe will ever discuss the character's sexual orientation.
31st Jul '17 5:12:28 PM PixelKnight
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*** It does seem to bother his father King Slately, who has passed over Trammennis for command. But after seeing Tramennis' skills Slately now comments that "So who cares [[VerbalBackspace if he's a]]-If his Signamancy[[note]]innate magic by which your outer appearance matches your inner self[[/note]] is less...than manly." But this is the only time that being gay, or even the ''concept'' of sexual orientation is even described; most natives of Erf seem utterly oblivious of it.

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*** It does seem to bother his father King Slately, who has passed over Trammennis for command. But after seeing Tramennis' skills Slately now comments that "So who cares [[VerbalBackspace if he's a]]-If his Signamancy[[note]]innate magic by which [[AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance your outer appearance matches your inner self[[/note]] self]][[/note]] is less...than manly." But this is the only time that being gay, or even the ''concept'' of sexual orientation is even described; most natives of Erf seem utterly oblivious of it.
27th Jul '17 9:53:25 PM Fortooate
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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". [[SensitiveGuy A male character may lisp more than someone missing two front teeth, have a limp wrist and an interest in fashion and musicals. He may be unusually fastidious in dress and grooming. He may even profess a great knowledge of modern dance]]. Conversely, a female character may [[{{Tomboy}} have a deep voice and an aggressive manner, dress in "unfeminine" clothes and play rough sports]]. However, nobody will ever discuss the character's sexual orientation.

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.

Because of less restrictive rules of media and acceptance of despition of gay people becoming more common, modern media (unless it's aimed at children) will be more likely to open the sexuality of their characters, making it a [[TropeBreaker Broken Trope]]. Don't expect this type of character to ever be the hero of a children's production, though you'll notice plenty of villains--and sometimes sidekicks--who wear their ambiguous sexuality on their sleeves.

Compare HideYourLesbians, where the characters may not ''act'' in a stereotypical manner, but their relationships are never outright stated or displayed (except maybe by WordOfGay). The writers in charge of works focused on HeterosexualLifePartners may play around with this. AmbiguouslyBi is related, but occurs when a character displays interest in more than one gender.

In many old films, characters are often given descriptions that may be perceived as code words for gay. Such words include eccentric, queer, confirmed (or lifelong) bachelor, or other words that can just as easily mean their conventional definitions without subtext.

Also compare/contrast with MistakenForGay, TransparentCloset, and some types of HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday, in which the character's dubious sexuality is much more openly questioned. Also compare RealMenWearPink, where a character is very manly but has one or two girly interests. Compare HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster for when gay innuendo is used to define something supernatural, such as vampires or mutants. Contrast with FlyingUnderTheGaydar and StraightGay. If the character is revealed to be one hundred percent straight, then they're CampStraight. {{Asexual|ity}}s of all romantic orientations, with their general lack of interest, often fall victim to it (and all its contingent repercussions). This trope is not synonymous with HoYay; nor does the character ever need to be [[WordOfGay declared gay by the work's creator or creators]] to fit the definition.

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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". [[SensitiveGuy A male character may lisp more than someone missing two front teeth, lisp, and have a limp wrist and an interest in fashion and musicals. He may be unusually fastidious in dress and grooming. He may even profess a great knowledge of modern dance]]. Conversely, a female character may [[{{Tomboy}} have a deep voice and an aggressive manner, dress in "unfeminine" "masculine" clothes and play rough sports]]. However, nobody in-text will ever discuss the character's sexual orientation.

Yes, the this character is Ambiguously Gay--they display many stereotypes traits associated with gay and lesbian people, but the G- and L-words are avoided entirely. entirely in-fiction. Characters such as this are usually [[QueerPeopleAreFunny played entirely for laughs, 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.

Because of less restrictive rules of media increasingly permissive censors, and acceptance of despition depiction of gay people becoming more common, modern media (unless it's aimed at children) will be is somewhat more likely to open be explicit in the sexuality of their characters, making it a [[TropeBreaker Broken Trope]]. Don't expect this type of character to ever be the hero of a children's production, though you'll notice plenty of villains--and sometimes sidekicks--who wear their ambiguous sexuality on their sleeves.

Trope]].

Compare HideYourLesbians, where the characters may not ''act'' in a stereotypical manner, but their relationships are never outright stated or displayed (except maybe by WordOfGay). The writers in charge of works focused on HeterosexualLifePartners may play around with this. AmbiguouslyBi is related, but occurs when a character displays interest in more than one gender.

is, of course, related.

In many old films, characters are often given descriptions that may be perceived as code words for gay. Such words include eccentric, queer, confirmed (or lifelong) confirmed/lifelong bachelor, or other words that can just as easily mean their conventional definitions without subtext.

Also compare/contrast with MistakenForGay, TransparentCloset, and some types of HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday, in which the character's dubious sexuality is much more openly questioned. Also compare RealMenWearPink, where a character is very manly but has one or two girly interests. Compare HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster for when gay innuendo is used to define something supernatural, such as vampires or mutants. Contrast with FlyingUnderTheGaydar and StraightGay. If the character is revealed to be one hundred percent straight, then they're CampStraight. {{Asexual|ity}}s of all romantic orientations, with their general lack of interest, often fall victim to it (and all its contingent repercussions). This trope is not synonymous with HoYay; nor does the character ever need to be [[WordOfGay declared gay by the work's creator or creators]] to fit the definition.
23rd Jul '17 3:12:58 PM BackgroundGuy
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* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' has Abel. Of course, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim he'll have no shortage of admirers, whatever his preferences turn out to be...]] and then [[spoiler:it turns out he's pretty much asexual]]. He could have been lying, though, and the comic's romantic leanings means that he'll figure himself out by the end.

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* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' has Abel. Of course, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim he'll have no shortage of admirers, whatever his preferences turn out to be...]] and then [[spoiler:it turns out he's pretty much asexual]]. He could have been lying, For all we know, though, and the comic's romantic leanings means that he'll figure himself out by the end.change his mind sooner or later.


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* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'' gives us the zoo kangaroos Bruce and Roosevelt, pen-mates who originally only [[ThoseTwoGuys appeared together frequently]] but [[{{Flanderization}} were shown being more openly affectionate towards each other as the series went on]]. This trope might not be in force any longer here, but it certainly was when they were shown doing things two guy friends don't normally do with each other without it being romantic.
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