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* Yata in ''Anime/ProjectK'' once came across a effeminately dressed okama who tried to persuade him to help him.
15th May '16 3:16:41 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' SissyVillain known only as "Him". Take {{Satan}}, give him crab-like claws, and dress him in a red dress, thigh-high hooker boots, and makeup - voila. He tends to mince around, explaining his evil plans in a high-pitched, friendly voice that echoes slightly...but when he's angry, or just wants to make a point, he'll abruptly break into a loud snarl that drips with barely-contained fury.
* And before Him, there was the Big Red Guy on ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' and later ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel''. Also a version of the Devil, also fa-''laming''. Anyone else sensing a pattern in classic Cartoon Network original programming?
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFL4YpcK_5g&feature=related "Kings and Queens"]]. Oh, Scrappy.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** Cupid is portrayed as being very feminine and campy.
** The campy "gay voice" is quite common in FOP overall. Many generic male characters seem to talk like this for the purpose of making various throwaway gags a bit zanier.



** Stewie himself, now that [[WordOfGay he's been outed by Seth [=MacFarlane=].]] He's [[BiTheWay bisexual]] though.



* Greg Corbin and Terry Bates in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. Roger the alien talks like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Lynde the trope]], but he himself isn't particularly gay, even though he can play a staggering amount of different personas.
** He does seem to be attracted to a variety of men though, Stan's father comes to mind.
** Early on they seemed to be playing him as at least AmbiguouslyGay, with some BizarreAlienBiology making his sexuality even more confusing. He still has some of that, but more recent seasons have leaned him closer to CampStraight territory. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] for one joke that required him and Klaus to follow a pair of attractive women:
-->"Do I even like girls? I must like girls."
*** It was finally confirmed in a recent episode that Roger is pansexual.
* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'', AmbiguouslyGay Principal Willoughby seems more interested in staging Broadway-style shows than education.

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* Greg Corbin and Terry Bates in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. Roger the alien talks like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Lynde the trope]], but he himself isn't particularly gay, even though he can play a staggering amount of different personas.
** He does seem to be attracted to a variety of men though, Stan's father comes to mind.
** Early on they seemed to be playing him as at least AmbiguouslyGay, with some BizarreAlienBiology making his sexuality even more confusing. He still has some of that, but more recent seasons have leaned him closer to CampStraight territory. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] for one joke that required him and Klaus to follow a pair of attractive women:
-->"Do I even like girls? I must like girls."
*** It was finally confirmed in a recent episode that Roger is pansexual.
''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'', AmbiguouslyGay Principal Willoughby seems more interested in staging Broadway-style shows than education.education and was even confirmed to be gay.



* Xandir the elf from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''.

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* Xandir the elf P. Wiffelbottom from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''.''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' starts out as AmbiguouslyGay, but comes out of the closet by the third episode and is shown to be quite ecstatic about his sexuality and attraction to men for the remainder of the series.



* Snagglepuss from the old Creator/HannaBarbera cartoons. "Exit, Stage Le-eft!"
7th May '16 9:37:07 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Theatre/MidlifeTheCrisisMusical'': In the "I Quit" song, a man comes out to his wife and children and progressively becomes more stereotypical as his part in the song continues.
--> "I'm gay! Hooray! Throw my power tools away / I'm not exactly walking out. It's more of a sashay!"
27th Apr '16 6:03:56 AM Medinoc
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Unlike StraightGay characters, '''Camp Gays''' usually show up on television as caricatures or one-off jokes (see ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' for a few good examples) because they're still seen as AcceptableTargets, even among other gays (or ''especially'' among other gays, for the crime of [[StopBeingSterotypical "making all gays look bad"]]).

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Unlike StraightGay characters, '''Camp Gays''' usually show up on television as caricatures or one-off jokes (see ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' for a few good examples) because they're still seen as AcceptableTargets, even among other gays (or ''especially'' among other gays, for the crime of [[StopBeingSterotypical [[StopBeingStereotypical "making all gays look bad"]]).
27th Apr '16 6:03:27 AM Medinoc
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Unlike StraightGay characters, '''Camp Gays''' usually show up on television as caricatures or one-off jokes (see ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' for a few good examples) because they're still seen as AcceptableTargets, even among other gays.

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Unlike StraightGay characters, '''Camp Gays''' usually show up on television as caricatures or one-off jokes (see ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' for a few good examples) because they're still seen as AcceptableTargets, even among other gays.
gays (or ''especially'' among other gays, for the crime of [[StopBeingSterotypical "making all gays look bad"]]).
28th Mar '16 1:02:19 AM Pichu-kun
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* Mr. 2 Bon Clay from ''Manga/OnePiece''. This guy wears excessive makeup, dresses in a ballet tutu with a pair of fake swans jutting from the back, and his battle cry is "OKAMA WAY!" ("Okama" being Japanese slang for homosexual.) There's a certain amount of humor derived from how him and [[ChasteHero Luffy]] add the suffix 'chan' to each other's name, the latter apparently oblivious to the implications the uninitiated would pick up from a teenager and a flamboyant older man referring to each other this way.
** Later subverted when it turns out that despite his over-the-top ways, he's actually an incredibly tough fighter and capable of astonishing acts of heroic manliness...which just makes his appearance and mannerisms even funnier.
** He's not just badass. [[spoiler: He manages to disfigure Magellan. He disfigured the unstoppable [[TheJuggernaut Juggernaut]] made out of poison that Luffy couldn't even ''touch'' without nearly dying.]]

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Mr. 2 Bon Clay from ''Manga/OnePiece''. Clay.This guy wears excessive makeup, dresses in a ballet tutu with a pair of fake swans jutting from the back, and his battle cry is "OKAMA WAY!" ("Okama" being Japanese slang for homosexual.) There's a certain amount of humor derived from how him and [[ChasteHero Luffy]] add the suffix 'chan' to each other's name, the latter apparently oblivious to the implications the uninitiated would pick up from a teenager and a flamboyant older man referring to each other this way.
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way. Later subverted when it turns out that despite his over-the-top ways, he's actually an incredibly tough fighter and capable of astonishing acts of heroic manliness...which just makes his appearance and mannerisms even funnier.
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funnier. He's not just badass.badass either. [[spoiler: He manages to disfigure Magellan. He disfigured the unstoppable [[TheJuggernaut Juggernaut]] made out of poison that Luffy couldn't even ''touch'' without nearly dying.]]



* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fandom, Harley is generally considered camp, with varying degrees of seriousness. Being the type of person he is, Harley seems to become somewhat more [[StraightGay masculine]] when he's plotting and scheming against May.



* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': All homosexual men are always depicted as very, very effeminate. They all look like this: flowered hawaiian shirt, semi-long hair, long curled eyelashes, and cheesy talking about flowers.
** There is a member of the FEA - a rival organization of the TIA - who looks like that and is called Agent Pitiminí (from the common name given to a variety of rose). He opens a box, [[DontTouchItYouIdiot despite having been warned not to open it no matter what]], because he can't stand not knowing if there is a rose or a carnation inside.

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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': All homosexual men are always depicted as very, very effeminate. They all look like this: flowered hawaiian shirt, semi-long hair, long curled eyelashes, and cheesy talking about flowers.
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flowers. There is a member of the FEA - a rival organization of the TIA - who looks like that and is called Agent Pitiminí (from the common name given to a variety of rose). He opens a box, [[DontTouchItYouIdiot despite having been warned not to open it no matter what]], because he can't stand not knowing if there is a rose or a carnation inside.



* ZigZagged in the case of {{Liberace}}. Offstage he vehemently denied any rumors or allegations that [[TransparentCloset he might not be heterosexual]], but onstage his entire act was downright ''flaming'' camp, with a rhinestone-studded piano, flamboyant sparkling outfits complete with capes, and constant winks and knowing glances at the audience. As Creator/MarkEvanier observed:
--> "If you were a gay pianist and you wanted to make your sexual orientation obvious, what would you do? You'd do an act like Liberace's."



* Jolly Roger in ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'', who works in Jolly's (which is implied to be a gay bar), talks in a stereotypical camp voice and offers "Seaman's Brew" on the menu. In a '''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar kid's game.]]'''
** His partner appears to a {{transsexual}} / {{transvestite}} / DragQueen.
** And the only labelled barrel in the bar is marked "Ginger Beer" (see [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6189163.stm this article]] if you don't get it).
* Every single Magypsy in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''. They're referred to alternately as male or female, but all of them wear brightly colored dresses and have facial hair.
** It doesn't really help that they all speak with hearts and wear one color of the rainbow (Aeolia=Red, Phrygia=Orange and so on)...
** Somewhat subverted, since according to Alec, they're magical creatures who don't actually have a gender. They certainly look and act like Camp Gay men, though.

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* Jolly Roger in ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'', who works in Jolly's (which is implied to be a gay bar), talks in a stereotypical camp voice and offers "Seaman's Brew" on the menu. In a '''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar kid's game.]]'''
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]]''. His partner appears to a {{transsexual}} / {{transvestite}} / DragQueen.
** And the
{{crossdresser}} or a DragQueen. The only labelled barrel in the bar is marked "Ginger Beer" (see [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6189163.stm this article]] if you don't get it).
* Every single Magypsy in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''. They're referred to alternately as male or female, but all of them wear brightly colored dresses and have facial hair.
** It doesn't really help that they all speak with hearts and wear one color of the rainbow (Aeolia=Red, Phrygia=Orange and so on)...
** Somewhat subverted, since according to Alec, they're magical creatures who don't actually have a gender. They certainly look and act like Camp Gay men, though.
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* Zhang He, in the ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' series, began as a character on the feminine end of the bishonen spectrum... and as of the sixth entry into the series, has progressed (?) to chiffon wings and pink high heels, and celebrates ultimate victory by leading his troops in a synchronized dance. Battlefield cries include "Was it my beauty that drew you?" and "Let us dance through the enemy's camp!"
** And, when conquering an enemy stronghold, announces "This base is in serious need of redecorating!" Although, that could mean a change in style to reflect that the base is under another warlord, as the game uses stylistic theme for each warlord in terms of bases, solders, and character design. But the phrase is still indicative of the feminine attitude that those in camp gay show.
** It is never actually said OR hinted by anybody else that Zhang He is ACTUALLY gay. Other names are thrown around, such as "odd" or "freak", but aside from Zhang He's personal quotes and style, and those could be taken as other states other than homosexual, there is nothing that really tells you that Zhang He is gay. It is very possible that Zhang He is an actual canon straight character in camp gay.
*** Also, all of Zhang He's attitude is a universal preference of beauty. When actually examined, Zhang He's a character who values beauty over all, even looking for it in the heat of war.



* Yellow Monkey from the Ape Escape series of games. First appearing in Ape Escape 2, his effeminate voice and mannerisms are enough to get him on this page, but his sexuality is confirmed in Ape Escape 3, when, if you choose the male protagonist Kei, he will give Kei a choice between fighting him...or going out on a date. This scene was censored in the US version, but remained intact in the Japanese and UK releases.

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* Yellow Monkey from the Ape Escape ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'' series of games. First appearing in Ape ''Ape Escape 2, 2'', his effeminate voice and mannerisms are enough to get him on this page, but his sexuality is confirmed in Ape ''Ape Escape 3, 3'', when, if you choose the male protagonist Kei, he will give Kei a choice between fighting him...or going out on a date. This scene was censored in the US version, but remained intact in the Japanese and UK releases.



* Mark from ''KhaosKomix''. Suprisingly, his homophobic friend Jamie doesn't really pick on it. Also, Murfs, to some extent.

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* Mark from ''KhaosKomix''.''Webcomic/KhaosKomix''. Suprisingly, his homophobic friend Jamie doesn't really pick on it. Also, Murfs, to some extent.



* ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'':
** Kidnapper-kun has a lisp and is quite flamboyant. He has a crush on Hitoshi and, as his nickname implies, tried to kidnap him.
** [[spoiler:Hitoshi]] is a camp [[BiTheWay bisexual]]. He has a somewhat lipsy, feminine way of speaking and is a flamboyant {{bishonen}} pretty boy.

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* ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'':
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Kidnapper-kun from ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'' has a lisp and is quite flamboyant. He has a crush on Hitoshi and, as his nickname implies, tried to kidnap him.
** [[spoiler:Hitoshi]] is a camp [[BiTheWay bisexual]]. He has a somewhat lipsy, feminine way of speaking and is a flamboyant {{bishonen}} pretty boy.
him.



* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' subverts this trope several times. Bobby displays several mannerisms commonly associated with "gayness", yet he's also had more than one girlfriend over the course of the show. Peggy's hairdresser is also very campy, but has a wife & kids. Played somewhat... err... straight(?) with Dale's father, the gay rodeo cowboy, & the rest of his set. According to flashbacks, he didn't act like this before he came out, though, so he may have just been doing it to fit in.
** Dale's father is consciously camp. He lampshades it and refers to his rodeo act as "kistchy fun".

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' subverts this trope several times. Bobby displays several mannerisms commonly associated with "gayness", yet he's also had more than one girlfriend over the course of the show. Peggy's hairdresser is also very campy, but has a wife & kids. Played somewhat... err... straight(?) with ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'':
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Dale's father, the gay rodeo cowboy, & the rest of his set. According to flashbacks, he didn't act like this before he came out, though, so he may have just been doing it to fit in.
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in. Dale's father is consciously camp. He lampshades it and refers to his rodeo act as "kistchy fun".



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' villain known only as Him. Take {{Satan}}, give him crab-like claws, and dress him in a red dress, thigh-high hooker boots, and makeup - voila. He tends to mince around, explaining his evil plans in a high-pitched, friendly voice that echoes slightly...but when he's angry, or just wants to make a point, he'll abruptly break into a loud snarl that drips with barely-contained fury.
*** It would make Him a SissyVillain in this case.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' villain SissyVillain known only as Him."Him". Take {{Satan}}, give him crab-like claws, and dress him in a red dress, thigh-high hooker boots, and makeup - voila. He tends to mince around, explaining his evil plans in a high-pitched, friendly voice that echoes slightly...but when he's angry, or just wants to make a point, he'll abruptly break into a loud snarl that drips with barely-contained fury.
*** It would make Him a SissyVillain in this case.
fury.



* Big Gay Al in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', crossing with MagicalQueer.
** [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Big Gay Al]] is ''super''! Thanks for asking!
** So is his husband, [[PetHomosexual Mr. Slave]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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Big Gay Al in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Al, crossing with MagicalQueer.
** [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Big Gay Al]] is ''super''! Thanks for asking!
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asking! So is his husband, [[PetHomosexual Mr. Slave]].



* Another gay robot example: The Larry 3000 from ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''. At the beginning of the series he was AmbiguouslyGay: he was overly sensitive, enjoyed traditionally feminine tasks such as cooking and sewing, and had a love for women's fashion, but nothing too obvious. But later in season two the ambiguity flies out the window and Larry is crushing hard on his macho [[TimePolice time cop]] partner Tuddrussel.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'':
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Another gay robot example: The Larry 3000 from ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''.3000. At the beginning of the series he was AmbiguouslyGay: he was overly sensitive, enjoyed traditionally feminine tasks such as cooking and sewing, and had a love for women's fashion, but nothing too obvious. But later in season two the ambiguity flies out the window and Larry is crushing hard on his macho [[TimePolice time cop]] partner Tuddrussel.



* Drama teacher Mr. Bickles in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' fits this trope to a T. Oddly enough, in one throw-away gag he tried to take up GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Man-Die's marriage offer, but that may just be a consequence of having only [[EconomyCast a handful of adult males]] on the show, or a subtle aversion of NoBisexuals. (Subtle by the show's standards, anyway)
** Bickles is a lightweight compared to Cupid.

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* Drama teacher Mr. Bickles in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' fits this trope to a T. Oddly enough, in one throw-away gag he tried to take up GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Man-Die's marriage offer, but that may just be a consequence of having only [[EconomyCast a handful of adult males]] on the show, or a subtle aversion of NoBisexuals. (Subtle by the show's standards, anyway)
''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** Bickles Cupid is a lightweight compared to Cupid.portrayed as being very feminine and campy.
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** Alexander from the UK ''Queer as Folk''. As his actor has gone on to prove in ''CoronationStreet'', he really is that camp.

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** Alexander from the UK ''Queer as Folk''. As his actor has gone on to prove in ''CoronationStreet'', ''Series/CoronationStreet'', he really is that camp.



* Series/{{Switch2012}} : Aaron, colleague and gay best bud of Jude. She's the one that ReallyGetsAround of the FourGirlEnsemble... obviously. But Aaron is fabulous.

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* Series/{{Switch2012}} : ''Series/{{Switch|2012}}'': Aaron, colleague and gay best bud of Jude. She's the one that ReallyGetsAround of the FourGirlEnsemble... obviously. But Aaron is fabulous.
19th Mar '16 8:23:26 AM AgProv
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* Creator/BBC Radio Two has appointed quite a few flamboyantly gay DJ's to host weekend shows. Creator/GrahamNorton; Allan Carr; Paul O'Grady.

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* Creator/BBC Creator/{{BBC}} Radio Two has appointed quite a few flamboyantly gay DJ's to host weekend shows. Creator/GrahamNorton; Allan Carr; Paul O'Grady.
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* Creator/BBC Radio Two has appointed quite a few flamboyantly gay DJ's to host weekend shows. Creator/Graham Norton; Allan Carr; Paul O'Grady.

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* Creator/BBC Radio Two has appointed quite a few flamboyantly gay DJ's to host weekend shows. Creator/Graham Norton; Creator/GrahamNorton; Allan Carr; Paul O'Grady.
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* Creator/BBC Radio Two has appointed quite a few flamboyantly gay DJ's to host weekend shows. Creator/Graham Norton; Allan Carr; Paul O'Grady.
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