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7th Nov '16 12:19:19 PM mkmlp
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* 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.
** Twilight herself is this, to a lesser extent. There are hints of her returning Celestia's feelings for her in the season one finale and in TheMovie, she seems confused at suddenly having the desire to want a boyfriend, and in the end of the movie, decides to celebrate by renting a prostitute.
* The ''WebVideo/MajorLeaguePony'' version of Twilight is this so far. Though she denies being gay, she secretly has dirty thoughts about Rarity, which she denies to herself, hinting that she may be in denile.
6th Sep '16 6:25:31 PM MitchellProductions
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* [[{{WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic}} The Nostalgia Critic]]'s review of {{Film/Batman And Robin}} uses the jingle from [[{{Series/SaturdayNightLive}} The Ambiguously Gay Duo]] to lampshade this trope.
23rd Jul '16 9:39:15 AM 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.

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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. And Judith was wearing a ''tuxedo''. Woof.
9th Jul '16 4:57:34 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the fake trailer for ''Thuggery On The High Seas'' in the "Pedro And Mann At The Drive-In" sketch from Cheech and Chong's ''Los Cochinos'' album, one of the pirates on board the ship speaks with an obviously effeminate male voice.

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* In the fake trailer for ''Thuggery On The High Seas'' in the "Pedro And Mann At The Drive-In" sketch from Cheech and Chong's Creator/CheechAndChong's ''Los Cochinos'' album, one of the pirates on board the ship speaks with an obviously effeminate male voice.
9th Jul '16 4:56:50 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the fake trailer for ''Thuggery On The High Seas'' in the "Pedro And Mann At The Drive-In" sketch from Cheech and Chong's ''Los Cochinos'' album, one of the pirates on board the ship speaks with an obviously effeminate male voice.
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29th Jun '16 6:13:24 PM Pichu-kun
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%% Jughead from ''ArchieComics'' was formerly listed here, but the suggestion was refuted by a MOUNTAIN of evidence that his dislike of girls was simple no-girls-allowed immaturity with no gay implication.
* Cacofonix from ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''. He is the ''only'' male villager to have neither a wife nor occasional love interests (other than Getafix, as druids don't marry), he plays up to stereotypes of [[AlwaysCamp camp, self-declared artists]], and in ''Asterix and the Secret Weapon'', while living in the forest with the rest of the village men in an all-male society, there are love letters pinned to his tree.
* 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.)
** 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 - despite being "married" to a female robot (ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext).
** Batman himself borders on this or AmbiguouslyBi at times. Some writers make the Batman/Joker FoeYay go ''both ways'' (as if it wasn't disturbing enough) and portray Batman as having some bizarre obsession with the Joker. Frank Miller writes Batman as being gay but simply sublimating his sexual urges into crime fighting, which caused Miller to joke "He'd be a lot healthier if he was gay".
** In an issue of ''Franchise/TheFlash'', the Pied Piper (who is an openly gay villain) is shown to be offended by the insinuation that Joker might be gay, and postulates that such a sick, depraved man is likely incapable of feeling love of any kind.
* The Creator/MarvelComics supervillain Man-Killer from ''Thunderbolts'' was... actually not that ambiguous, but the comics spent years not stating it directly. Aside from her name, her stereotypically butch appearance, and her firm rejection of any men who showed any interest in her, there's this little exchange from when she decided to try being a good guy.
-->'''[[FrenchJerk Cyclone]]:''' One more goes to the other side...\\
'''Man-Killer:''' I was ''born'' on that side, Frenchie.\\
'''Cyclone:''' I meant -- oh, never mind.
* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'':
** Adrian Veidt, of course. [[Film/{{Watchmen}} The movie version]] fits the trope fairly well, the book a bit less so.
--> '''Rorschach:''' He is pampered and decadent, betraying even his own shallow, liberal affectations. Possibly homosexual? Must remember to investigate further.
** Rorschach: The "holding a handshake too long" scene that demonstrates Nite Owl II's sexual tension for Silk Spectre II is mirrored later with confirmed bachelor Rorschach doing the exact same thing to Nite Owl II. Plus he has mommy-issues and possibly idolizes his dad.
* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': Some of the Amazons are AmbiguouslyBi, the rest are Ambiguously Gay. Post-crisis, it is revealed that most residents of Themyscira are the immortal reincarnations of women who were wronged or abused by men and are all (mostly) misandric as a result, giving them a FreudianExcuse for avoiding men.
* The title character of ''ComicBook/YokoTsuno'' never appears to have a boyfriend, but she eagerly bonds with cute young women throughout the series, which makes quite a few fans wonder about her sexual orientation. In later albums the author tries to couple her with her best friend Vic, even though they don't even have a fraction of the chemistry Yoko has with some of the other girls -- [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship especially Ingrid]].
* Franchise/SpiderMan villain Mysterio is sort of this. In the mainstream comics he's rarely, if ever, shown any interest in women and has had a few hints over the years (plus the Spidey standard of occasional FoeYay). Some novels dropped the ambiguously part and made him explicitly gay; said novels are dubiously canon at best but pretty much everyone out-of-universe assumes he's gay at this point, even if the comics have yet to actually say it.
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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.



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