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8th Mar '17 6:34:38 AM CosmicFerret
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A collection of CharacterizationTropes found in many [[YaoiGenre Yaoi]] works. Some are [[AnimeCharacterTypes complete character types]], some are mix-and-match ingredients. Has [[IThoughtItMeant absolutely nothing to do with]] [[Manga/DeathNote potato chip eating maniacs]]... [[FoeYay maybe]].

!!Sex roles
* ''{{Seme}}'' (attacker): The "active" partner, or top. Sometimes ''tachi'', "sword" (or from ''tachiyaku'', male roles in kabuki), by analogy to gay slang. (Seme and Uke come from martial arts terms.)
* ''{{Uke}}'' (defender or receiver): The "passive" partner, or bottom. Sometimes ''neko'', "cat", by analogy to gay slang.
* ''Riba'' (from "[[GratuitousEnglish reversible]]") or ''Seke'' (portmanteau of the above): The "Both" partner who can go both ways; relatively rare but exists.
* ''Sou-seme'' ("total seme"): A guy who can't (or won't) be anything other than a seme.
* ''Sou-uke'' ("total uke"): A guy who can't (or won't) be anything other than a uke.

!!Relationship types
* Seme x Uke: Standard.
* Uke x Uke: Both guys are uke types. Sometimes called ''homoyuri'' (homo + {{yuri}}), the leadup becomes slower, and neither of them feels the need to be dominant, regardless of who's on top. Sometimes sudden moves are made by one of them in an attempt to get things started, but it's not long before their relationship is balanced and gentle again.
** Example: Yuuri and Wolfram from ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh!''.
* Seme x Seme: Both guys are seme types. The ride is much rougher than Seme x Uke, as both guys fight to maintain dominance. Eventually the balance is achieved, but the relationship moves more boldly than other kinds.
** Example: Iwaki and Katou from ''[[Manga/HaruWoDaiteita Embracing Love]]'' (which started off as a one-shot in a Seme x Seme- themed anthology).
* ''Riba'' or ''Reba'': Reversible couple; the guys could switch roles and have it still work.
** Example: June/DMP just released an entire anthology on this theme, called ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Reversible]]''.
* ''Wanko-nyanko'' ("[[AnimalMotifs doggy-kitty]]"): The seme is faithful and devoted like a dog (a ''wanko'' or ''hetare wanko'') and the uke is temperamental and demanding like a cat ({{tsundere}} or an ojou).
** Example: Morinaga and Souichi from ''Manga/TheTyrantFallsInLove'', Rei and Shougo from ''Manga/LoveStage''.
* ''Gekokujou'' ("lower dominates upper"): The seme is socially subordinate to, or lower-ranking than, his uke. [[SempaiKohai Kohai]]-seme[=/=]sempai-uke, student-seme[=/=]teacher-uke or salaryman-seme[=/=]boss-uke are common setups.
** Example: ''Passion'', ''Manga/{{Jazz}}'', ''Hey Sensei'', and a few hundred others.

!!Applicable to both seme and uke
* ''Nonke'' ([[GratuitousEnglish non]] + ke, "persuasion"; i.e., "not of that persuasion"): Starts off straight. (Nonke is bona-fide Japanese gay slang for straight people.)
* ''Ore-sama'' (see JapanesePronouns): Arrogant or narcissistic. If an uke, expect to be an ojou.
* "Cool beauty" (usually in GratuitousEnglish): Extraordinarily good-looking but reserved or unemotional. Usually uke but sometimes you will find a cool beauty seme. Het equivalent: IceQueen. Also see SugarAndIcePersonality.
** Example: Sou-seme Iason Mink from ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi''.
* ''Kinniku'' (buff or muscular): More heavily-muscled types than the usual slender {{bishonen}}. Quite common in the BaraGenre.

!!Seme types
* ''Kakkoi buaiso'' (kakkoi = cool, as in RuleOfCool, buaisou = reserved, quiet) seme: Good-looking, stylish, aloof, doesn't talk much. One of the most common seme types.
* ''Hetare'' (incompetent or loser) seme: Wimpy, meek or undemanding, he may not have the nerve to make the first move, and once things get underway he's probably [[HenpeckedHusband under the uke's control]]. Often also ''wanko''. Usually paired with one of the more aggressive uke types.
* ''Wanko'' (puppy) seme: Devoted and determined, he will fawn on his uke like a puppy and [[IncrediblyLamePun doggedly]] pursue the uke until he gets him, despite constant rejection. Het equivalent: DoggedNiceGuy, only the BL version is usually nicer (not to mention better looking). Usually paired with a {{tsundere}} or cool beauty uke.
** Example: Dee from ''Manga/{{FAKE}}'' who is also a toshishita being younger than Ryo by a year.
** Example: Keisuke from "''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi''" minus {{yandere}} moment.
** Frequently combined with ''hetare'' to make a ''hetare wanko seme'', who is both devoted and meek.
* ''[[BastardBoyfriend Kichiku]]'' (brutal or demonic) seme: Cold, cruel, or sadistic. Loves to torment his uke. The het equivalent uses the same term.
** ''[[BespectacledBastardBoyfriend Kichiku Megane]]'' seme: The same plus glasses, which is a fetish all by itself but in this case also symbolizes power and status.
* ''Toshishita'' (younger) seme: Younger than his uke. Often in a ''gekokujou'' relationship, or a ''mujaki'' type.
* ''Mujaki'' (pure) seme: Innocent, usually inexperienced, maybe shy. Often looks like he ought to be uke.
** Example: Serge from ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta''.

!!Uke types
* ''Tennen genki'' (tennen = natural, genki = energetic) uke: Cheerful, straightforward and upbeat. Usually TheIngenue. Often {{Keet}}. Equivalent to the Generic {{Shoujo}} Heroine. The most common uke type.
** Example (possibly the most famous one): Shuichi from ''Manga/{{Gravitation}}''.
* ''Sasoi'' (seductive) uke: Puts the moves on his seme. A good match for a ''hetare'' seme, since the relationship might otherwise never get off the ground. Like other forward types of ukes, might be an [[AggressiveSubmissive Aggressive Submarine]].
* ''Osoi'' (rapist) uke: Just what it sounds like. Rare.
** Example: Hashizume from ''ScandalousSeiryoUniversity'' is this for a bit, then he goes back to being seme.
* ''Ojou'' (queen) uke: Beautiful, elegant, and strong-willed. May be arrogant, demanding, or expect to be treated like royalty. Likely to be from a wealthy and/or traditional family. Frequently {{tsundere}}. Het equivalent: {{Ojou}}.
** Example: Wolfram from ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh!''.
* ''Oyaji'' (old man) uke: An uke in his late 20s or older, especially if he is older than his seme. Het equivalent: ChristmasCake.
* ''Hime'' (princess) uke: Surrounded by [[UnwantedHarem an entire train]] of smitten semes, like a princess with her retainers.
* ''Heibon'' (ordinary) uke: TheEveryman. Has no distinguishing features. Frequently used as an AudienceSurrogate in FishOutOfWater situations where [[PennyAmongDiamonds everyone else is rich and/or important]]. Some hot seme will fall in love with him anyway. A good vehicle for WishFulfillment.
** Example: Keita from ''VisualNovel/GakuenHeaven''.
* ''Toshiue'' (older) uke: Older than his seme. Often an ''oyaji''.
** Example: Hanasaki Sono from ''Sensitive Pornograph''. Although this one is OlderThanHeLooks.
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A collection of CharacterizationTropes found in many [[YaoiGenre Yaoi]] works. Some are [[AnimeCharacterTypes complete character types]], some are mix-and-match ingredients. Has [[IThoughtItMeant absolutely nothing to do with]] [[Manga/DeathNote potato chip eating maniacs]]... [[FoeYay maybe]].

!!Sex roles
* ''{{Seme}}'' (attacker): The "active" partner, or top. Sometimes ''tachi'', "sword" (or from ''tachiyaku'', male roles in kabuki), by analogy to gay slang. (Seme and Uke come from martial arts terms.)
* ''{{Uke}}'' (defender or receiver): The "passive" partner, or bottom. Sometimes ''neko'', "cat", by analogy to gay slang.
* ''Riba'' (from "[[GratuitousEnglish reversible]]") or ''Seke'' (portmanteau of the above): The "Both" partner who can go both ways; relatively rare but exists.
* ''Sou-seme'' ("total seme"): A guy who can't (or won't) be anything other than a seme.
* ''Sou-uke'' ("total uke"): A guy who can't (or won't) be anything other than a uke.

!!Relationship types
* Seme x Uke: Standard.
* Uke x Uke: Both guys are uke types. Sometimes called ''homoyuri'' (homo + {{yuri}}), the leadup becomes slower, and neither of them feels the need to be dominant, regardless of who's on top. Sometimes sudden moves are made by one of them in an attempt to get things started, but it's not long before their relationship is balanced and gentle again.
** Example: Yuuri and Wolfram from ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh!''.
* Seme x Seme: Both guys are seme types. The ride is much rougher than Seme x Uke, as both guys fight to maintain dominance. Eventually the balance is achieved, but the relationship moves more boldly than other kinds.
** Example: Iwaki and Katou from ''[[Manga/HaruWoDaiteita Embracing Love]]'' (which started off as a one-shot in a Seme x Seme- themed anthology).
* ''Riba'' or ''Reba'': Reversible couple; the guys could switch roles and have it still work.
** Example: June/DMP just released an entire anthology on this theme, called ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Reversible]]''.
* ''Wanko-nyanko'' ("[[AnimalMotifs doggy-kitty]]"): The seme is faithful and devoted like a dog (a ''wanko'' or ''hetare wanko'') and the uke is temperamental and demanding like a cat ({{tsundere}} or an ojou).
** Example: Morinaga and Souichi from ''Manga/TheTyrantFallsInLove'', Rei and Shougo from ''Manga/LoveStage''.
* ''Gekokujou'' ("lower dominates upper"): The seme is socially subordinate to, or lower-ranking than, his uke. [[SempaiKohai Kohai]]-seme[=/=]sempai-uke, student-seme[=/=]teacher-uke or salaryman-seme[=/=]boss-uke are common setups.
** Example: ''Passion'', ''Manga/{{Jazz}}'', ''Hey Sensei'', and a few hundred others.

!!Applicable to both seme and uke
* ''Nonke'' ([[GratuitousEnglish non]] + ke, "persuasion"; i.e., "not of that persuasion"): Starts off straight. (Nonke is bona-fide Japanese gay slang for straight people.)
* ''Ore-sama'' (see JapanesePronouns): Arrogant or narcissistic. If an uke, expect to be an ojou.
* "Cool beauty" (usually in GratuitousEnglish): Extraordinarily good-looking but reserved or unemotional. Usually uke but sometimes you will find a cool beauty seme. Het equivalent: IceQueen. Also see SugarAndIcePersonality.
** Example: Sou-seme Iason Mink from ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi''.
* ''Kinniku'' (buff or muscular): More heavily-muscled types than the usual slender {{bishonen}}. Quite common in the BaraGenre.

!!Seme types
* ''Kakkoi buaiso'' (kakkoi = cool, as in RuleOfCool, buaisou = reserved, quiet) seme: Good-looking, stylish, aloof, doesn't talk much. One of the most common seme types.
* ''Hetare'' (incompetent or loser) seme: Wimpy, meek or undemanding, he may not have the nerve to make the first move, and once things get underway he's probably [[HenpeckedHusband under the uke's control]]. Often also ''wanko''. Usually paired with one of the more aggressive uke types.
* ''Wanko'' (puppy) seme: Devoted and determined, he will fawn on his uke like a puppy and [[IncrediblyLamePun doggedly]] pursue the uke until he gets him, despite constant rejection. Het equivalent: DoggedNiceGuy, only the BL version is usually nicer (not to mention better looking). Usually paired with a {{tsundere}} or cool beauty uke.
** Example: Dee from ''Manga/{{FAKE}}'' who is also a toshishita being younger than Ryo by a year.
** Example: Keisuke from "''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi''" minus {{yandere}} moment.
** Frequently combined with ''hetare'' to make a ''hetare wanko seme'', who is both devoted and meek.
* ''[[BastardBoyfriend Kichiku]]'' (brutal or demonic) seme: Cold, cruel, or sadistic. Loves to torment his uke. The het equivalent uses the same term.
** ''[[BespectacledBastardBoyfriend Kichiku Megane]]'' seme: The same plus glasses, which is a fetish all by itself but in this case also symbolizes power and status.
* ''Toshishita'' (younger) seme: Younger than his uke. Often in a ''gekokujou'' relationship, or a ''mujaki'' type.
* ''Mujaki'' (pure) seme: Innocent, usually inexperienced, maybe shy. Often looks like he ought to be uke.
** Example: Serge from ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta''.

!!Uke types
* ''Tennen genki'' (tennen = natural, genki = energetic) uke: Cheerful, straightforward and upbeat. Usually TheIngenue. Often {{Keet}}. Equivalent to the Generic {{Shoujo}} Heroine. The most common uke type.
** Example (possibly the most famous one): Shuichi from ''Manga/{{Gravitation}}''.
* ''Sasoi'' (seductive) uke: Puts the moves on his seme. A good match for a ''hetare'' seme, since the relationship might otherwise never get off the ground. Like other forward types of ukes, might be an [[AggressiveSubmissive Aggressive Submarine]].
* ''Osoi'' (rapist) uke: Just what it sounds like. Rare.
** Example: Hashizume from ''ScandalousSeiryoUniversity'' is this for a bit, then he goes back to being seme.
* ''Ojou'' (queen) uke: Beautiful, elegant, and strong-willed. May be arrogant, demanding, or expect to be treated like royalty. Likely to be from a wealthy and/or traditional family. Frequently {{tsundere}}. Het equivalent: {{Ojou}}.
** Example: Wolfram from ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh!''.
* ''Oyaji'' (old man) uke: An uke in his late 20s or older, especially if he is older than his seme. Het equivalent: ChristmasCake.
* ''Hime'' (princess) uke: Surrounded by [[UnwantedHarem an entire train]] of smitten semes, like a princess with her retainers.
* ''Heibon'' (ordinary) uke: TheEveryman. Has no distinguishing features. Frequently used as an AudienceSurrogate in FishOutOfWater situations where [[PennyAmongDiamonds everyone else is rich and/or important]]. Some hot seme will fall in love with him anyway. A good vehicle for WishFulfillment.
** Example: Keita from ''VisualNovel/GakuenHeaven''.
* ''Toshiue'' (older) uke: Older than his seme. Often an ''oyaji''.
** Example: Hanasaki Sono from ''Sensitive Pornograph''. Although this one is OlderThanHeLooks.
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25th Jan '17 7:14:48 AM Tightwire
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* Uke x Uke: Both guys are uke types. Sometimes called ''homoyuri'' (homo + {{yuri}}); i.e., they look like a pair of sugar encrusted schoolgirls in love.

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* Uke x Uke: Both guys are uke types. Sometimes called ''homoyuri'' (homo + {{yuri}}); i.e., they look like a pair {{yuri}}), the leadup becomes slower, and neither of sugar encrusted schoolgirls them feels the need to be dominant, regardless of who's on top. Sometimes sudden moves are made by one of them in love.an attempt to get things started, but it's not long before their relationship is balanced and gentle again.



* Seme x Seme: Both guys are seme types.

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* Seme x Seme: Both guys are seme types. The ride is much rougher than Seme x Uke, as both guys fight to maintain dominance. Eventually the balance is achieved, but the relationship moves more boldly than other kinds.



* ''Heibon'' (ordinary) uke: TheEveryman. Has no distinguishing features. Frequently used as AudienceSurrogate {{muggles}} in FishOutOfWater situations where [[PennyAmongDiamonds everyone else is rich and/or important]]. Some hot seme will fall in love with him anyway. A good vehicle for WishFulfillment.

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* ''Heibon'' (ordinary) uke: TheEveryman. Has no distinguishing features. Frequently used as an AudienceSurrogate {{muggles}} in FishOutOfWater situations where [[PennyAmongDiamonds everyone else is rich and/or important]]. Some hot seme will fall in love with him anyway. A good vehicle for WishFulfillment.
10th Dec '16 11:49:48 PM MsChibi
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* ''Sou-seme'' ("total seme"): A guy who can't be anything other than a seme.
* ''Sou-uke'' ("total uke"): A guy who can't be anything other than a uke.

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* ''Sou-seme'' ("total seme"): A guy who can't (or won't) be anything other than a seme.
* ''Sou-uke'' ("total uke"): A guy who can't (or won't) be anything other than a uke.
10th Dec '16 11:48:59 PM MsChibi
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* ''Wanko-nyanko'' ("doggy-kitty"): The seme is faithful and devoted like a dog (a ''wanko'' or ''hetare wanko'') and the uke is temperamental and demanding like a cat ({{tsundere}} or an ojou).

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* ''Wanko-nyanko'' ("doggy-kitty"): ("[[AnimalMotifs doggy-kitty]]"): The seme is faithful and devoted like a dog (a ''wanko'' or ''hetare wanko'') and the uke is temperamental and demanding like a cat ({{tsundere}} or an ojou).
12th Dec '15 1:22:57 AM MsChibi
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* ''Hetare'' (incompetent or loser) seme: Wimpy, meek or undemanding, he may not have the nerve to make the first move, and once things get underway he's probably under the uke's control. Often also ''wanko''. Usually paired with one of the more aggressive uke types.

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* ''Hetare'' (incompetent or loser) seme: Wimpy, meek or undemanding, he may not have the nerve to make the first move, and once things get underway he's probably [[HenpeckedHusband under the uke's control.control]]. Often also ''wanko''. Usually paired with one of the more aggressive uke types.
14th Jan '15 6:06:45 AM PistolsAtDawn
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** Example: Morinaga and Souichi from ''Manga/TheTyrantFallsInLove''.

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** Example: Morinaga and Souichi from ''Manga/TheTyrantFallsInLove''.''Manga/TheTyrantFallsInLove'', Rei and Shougo from ''Manga/LoveStage''.
20th Jun '14 6:33:23 PM OrangeAipom
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* ''Sasoi'' (seductive) uke: Puts the moves on his seme. A good match for a ''hetare'' seme, since the relationship might otherwise never get off the ground. Like other forward types of ukes, might be an AggressiveSubmissive.

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* ''Sasoi'' (seductive) uke: Puts the moves on his seme. A good match for a ''hetare'' seme, since the relationship might otherwise never get off the ground. Like other forward types of ukes, might be an AggressiveSubmissive.[[AggressiveSubmissive Aggressive Submarine]].
15th Dec '13 4:31:56 PM TwoGunAngel
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** ''KichikuMegane'' seme: The same plus glasses, which is a fetish all by itself but in this case also symbolizes power and status.

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** ''KichikuMegane'' ''[[BespectacledBastardBoyfriend Kichiku Megane]]'' seme: The same plus glasses, which is a fetish all by itself but in this case also symbolizes power and status.
16th Jul '13 7:56:39 AM TwoGunAngel
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* ''Kinniku'' (buff or muscular): More heavily-muscled types than the usual slender {{bishonen}}.

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* ''Kinniku'' (buff or muscular): More heavily-muscled types than the usual slender {{bishonen}}.
{{bishonen}}. Quite common in the BaraGenre.
31st Mar '13 7:47:53 AM ColgateTooth
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!!Seme types:

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!!Seme types:types



** Example: Dee from ''{{Manga/FAKE}}'' who is also a toshishita being younger than Ryo by a year.

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** Example: Dee from ''{{Manga/FAKE}}'' ''Manga/{{FAKE}}'' who is also a toshishita being younger than Ryo by a year.



** Example: Hanasaki Sono from ''Sensitive Pornograph''. Although this one is OlderThanHeLooks..

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** Example: Hanasaki Sono from ''Sensitive Pornograph''. Although this one is OlderThanHeLooks..OlderThanHeLooks.
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