History Main / EveryoneIsBi

27th Apr '16 5:28:34 AM emeriin
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* Almost everyone on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses will flirt or perv on a person of their own gender if it aids a joke or {{fanservice}}. Or in the case of WebVideo/DemoReel, pure AuthorAppeal.

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* Almost everyone on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses will flirt or perv on a person of their own gender if it aids a joke or {{fanservice}}. Or in the case of WebVideo/DemoReel, pure AuthorAppeal. The reboot of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic lampshaded that all the (in-universe) characters are fluid when it comes to gender and sexuality.
23rd Apr '16 8:55:39 PM Monessi
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* The Mina Davis books ''[[Literature/HungoverAndHandcuffed Hungover and Handcuffed]]'' and ''[[Literature/AssholeYakuzaBoyfriend Asshole Yakuza Boyfriend]]'' are somewhere between this and CastFullOfGay. More than half of the main cast is bi (though in some cases only by WordOfGod), but several are of them are gay. A few are straight, though none explicitly so.
20th Apr '16 11:58:21 PM gunslingerofgilead
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** The nation of Orlais takes this trope UpToEleven with the nobility. Because sleeping your way to the top is basically a necessity to play [[DeadlyDecadentCourt the Grand Game]], and since there's no significant stigma against homosexuality in Thedas, it's a well known fact that most Orlesian nobles with bed anyone, male or female, to climb the social ladder.

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** The nation of Orlais takes this trope UpToEleven with the nobility. Because sleeping your way to the top is basically a necessity to play [[DeadlyDecadentCourt the Grand Game]], and since there's no significant stigma against homosexuality in Thedas, it's a well known fact that most Orlesian nobles with will bed anyone, male or female, to climb the social ladder.
20th Apr '16 11:55:50 PM gunslingerofgilead
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** The nation of Orlais takes this trope UpToEleven with the nobility. Because sleeping your way to the top is basically a necessity to play [[DeadlyDecadentCourt the Grand Game]], and since there's no significant stigma against homosexuality in Thedas, it's a well known fact that most Orlesian nobles with bed anyone, male or female, to climb the social ladder.
19th Apr '16 5:50:14 PM ParadoxialStratagem
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Sort of a TruthInTelevision. People can be attracted to either gender (or [[{{Asexuality}} neither]]), and if someone's previously expressed an attraction to their opposite gender, bisexuality is generally the safer assumption. With heteroflexibility and heteroflexibility being counted, there certainly are lots of bi people, but still, not '''everyone''' is bi.

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Sort of a TruthInTelevision. People can be attracted to either gender (or [[{{Asexuality}} neither]]), and if someone's previously expressed an attraction to their opposite gender, bisexuality is generally the safer assumption. With heteroflexibility homoflexibility and heteroflexibility being counted, there certainly are lots of bi people, but still, not '''everyone''' is bi.
16th Apr '16 2:52:50 PM erforce
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* In Creator/AlanMoore's ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' the character of Orlando is definitely bisexual, but this makes sense because Orlando is an immortal who changes sex randomly and without warning. However, pretty much all of the female characters (be they historical or mythological) that Orlando spends any amount of time with are bi for Orlando. This includes Mina Murray, the heroine of the series, Fanny Hill, Venus (of course), Marguerite Blakeney and others. And when Orlando is a male, it's at least hinted at and also sometimes explicitly stated that many of his male companions are bi for him also.

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* In Creator/AlanMoore's ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', the character of Orlando is definitely bisexual, but this makes sense because Orlando is an immortal who changes sex randomly and without warning. However, pretty much all of the female characters (be they historical or mythological) that Orlando spends any amount of time with are bi for Orlando. This includes Mina Murray, the heroine of the series, Fanny Hill, Venus (of course), Marguerite Blakeney and others. And when Orlando is a male, it's at least hinted at and also sometimes explicitly stated that many of his male companions are bi for him also.
14th Apr '16 12:51:03 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is a funny case, since characters who have been genderbent by Tedd's TF Gun develop a temporary attraction to the opposite gender. Depending on how you look at it, between one and two characters are naturally bisexual (Ellen is an OppositeSexClone who has all the memories of her original male heterosexual self, and hasn't fully come to terms with the fact that she's attracted to guys as well as to girls. Grace is [[SingleTargetSexuality "Teddsexual"]] regardless of Tedd's current gender.), but seven of them have been genderbent, and of those the four straight ones have all had to deal with attraction to both genders. (Justin and Nanase are exempt from this due to being naturally gay--when genderbent, they just get ''even more'' attracted to guys and girls, respectively.)

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is a funny case, since characters who have been genderbent by Tedd's TF Gun develop a temporary attraction to the opposite gender. Depending on how you look at it, between one and two characters are naturally bisexual (Ellen is an OppositeSexClone who has all the memories of her original male heterosexual self, and hasn't fully come to terms with the fact that she's attracted to guys as well as to girls. Grace is [[SingleTargetSexuality "Teddsexual"]] regardless of Tedd's current gender.), but seven of them have been genderbent, and of those the four straight ones have all had to deal with attraction to both genders. (Justin and Nanase are exempt from this due to being naturally gay--when genderbent, they just get ''even more'' attracted to guys and girls, respectively.)) One of the said "straight" characters considers herself a Kinsey 1, rather than a 0, and suspects that even that is pushing it a bit.
5th Apr '16 1:35:15 PM Eievie
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On many mainstream TV shows, there are NoBisexuals. Not just in the casts, ''anywhere''; once a person has [[SuddenlySexuality realized his or her attraction]] to the same sex, the opposite sex is expected to be discarded utterly. A bisexual, at best, is either a [[AnythingThatMoves kinky guest star]] or [[DepravedBisexual the one who did it]].

This, needless to say, is hardly a case of TruthInTelevision. In the real world, some people can be attracted to either gender (or [[{{Asexuality}} neither]]), and if someone's previously expressed an attraction to their opposite gender, bisexuality is generally the safer naïve assumption. Many shows seem to be moving toward that paradigm, but the base assumption in TV land is still generally that you're either/or, and [[LowestCommonDenominator Joe Average's]] assumption is still that "[[DepravedBisexual bisexual]]" means AnythingThatMoves.

Of course, then there's the ''other'' extreme: Everyone Is Bi. Gender, aside from a few token comments, is hardly a factor in the characters' relationships; the [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier gender barrier]] seems an alien concept.

What this trope is ''not'' is, for example, ''Webcomic/UmlautHouse''. While about half the cast is bisexual, the other half is explicitly not -- and even if the ratio were different, the fact that [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday neither half will]] ''[[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday shut up about it]]'' makes it the antithesis of this trope, in which it's rarely, if ever, mentioned at all.

And sometimes, even when everyone is ''straight'', [[SlashFic the fans don't seem to think so]].

In videogames where you can choose your gender, this trope is increasingly common -- not out of any desire to make a particular statement about the characters, but because writers don't see any reason to cut off romance-related content just because of gender selection.

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On many mainstream TV shows, there are NoBisexuals. Not just in the casts, ''anywhere''; once ''anywhere''--once a person has [[SuddenlySexuality realized his or her attraction]] to the same sex, the opposite sex is expected to be discarded utterly. A bisexual, at best, is either a [[AnythingThatMoves kinky guest star]] or [[DepravedBisexual the one who did it]].

This, needless to say, WellThisIsNotThatTrope

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is the ''other'' extreme: Everyone Is Bi. Gender--aside from a few token comments--is hardly a case factor in the characters' relationships; the [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier gender barrier]] seems an alien concept.

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of a TruthInTelevision. In the real world, some people People can be attracted to either gender (or [[{{Asexuality}} neither]]), and if someone's previously expressed an attraction to their opposite gender, bisexuality is generally the safer naïve assumption. Many shows seem to be moving toward that paradigm, With heteroflexibility and heteroflexibility being counted, there certainly are lots of bi people, but the base assumption in TV land still, not '''everyone''' is still generally that you're either/or, and [[LowestCommonDenominator Joe Average's]] assumption is still that "[[DepravedBisexual bisexual]]" means AnythingThatMoves.

Of course, then there's the ''other'' extreme: Everyone Is Bi. Gender, aside from a few token comments, is hardly a factor in the characters' relationships; the [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier gender barrier]] seems an alien concept.

bi.

What this trope is ''not'' is, for example, ''Webcomic/UmlautHouse''. While about half the cast is bisexual, the other half is explicitly not -- and not--and even if the ratio were different, the fact that [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday neither half will]] ''[[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday shut up about it]]'' makes it the antithesis of this trope, in which it's rarely, if ever, mentioned at all.

And sometimes, even when everyone is ''straight'', [[SlashFic If people are canonically straight, but the fans don't seem to think so]].

so, it's EveryoneIsGay (even if they're stating that the characters are bi--it's a NonindicativeName).

In videogames where you can choose your gender, this trope is increasingly common -- not common--not out of any desire to make a particular statement about the characters, but because writers don't see any reason to cut off romance-related content just because of gender selection.
29th Mar '16 2:16:39 PM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' features five bachelors and five bachelorettes you can romance and marry, regardless of the gender of your player character.

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* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' features five bachelors and five bachelorettes you can romance and marry, regardless of the gender of your player character. Though it's quite played with, as many of them are shipped with an opposite-sex partner if you don't pursue them romantically, and pursuing a same-sex relationship with one will usually cause them to note that [[ClosetKey they've never felt this way about another guy/girl before]].
25th Mar '16 3:40:41 AM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' features five bachelors and five bachelorettes you can romance and marry, regardless of the gender of your player character.
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