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21st May '17 10:45:41 AM Fireblood
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'''The Annihilator:''' I became the most powerful and feared supervillain on the planet. After that "the gay thing" really didn't seem to matter so much

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'''The Annihilator:''' I became the most powerful and feared supervillain on the planet. After that "the gay thing" really didn't seem to matter so muchmuch.



A homosexual member of organized crime. This is particularly common in British works set around the 1950s and 60s, as the notorious 1960s LondonGangster Ronnie Kray was fairly openly bisexual. Many fictional Gayngsters are NoCelebritiesWereHarmed fictionalised versions of him, to some degree. In the US, the Gayngster is often a ScaryBlackMan or Latino. The character can be repressed or fairly open about it, but an important idea is the contrast between his "un-masculine" (how he would see it) sexual orientation and brutal, macho behavior. "Banjee" has long been both an LGBTQ and an urban slang term to refer to a young gay black or Latino male who dresses and acts in an unambiguously urban macho manner.

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A homosexual member of organized crime. This is particularly common in British works set around the 1950s and 60s, as the notorious 1960s LondonGangster Ronnie Kray was fairly openly bisexual. Many fictional Gayngsters are NoCelebritiesWereHarmed fictionalised fictionalized versions of him, to some degree. In the US, the Gayngster is often a ScaryBlackMan or Latino. The character can be repressed or fairly open about it, but an important idea is the contrast between his "un-masculine" (how he would see it) sexual orientation and brutal, macho behavior. "Banjee" has long been both an LGBTQ and an urban slang term to refer to a young gay black or Latino male who dresses and acts in an unambiguously urban macho manner.
1st May '17 12:31:45 PM jamespolk
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* The 1931 version of ''Film/{{The Maltese Falcon|1931}}'', being from UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra, is even more overt with the Gayngster theme. Gutman caresses Wilmer's cheek before betraying him, and Spade calls Wilmer Gutman's "boyfriend."
19th Apr '17 5:41:02 PM blinky448
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* Minor villains Squalo and Tizziano from the fifth arc of Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure; and a couple [[spoiler: dedicated enough that Tizziano doesn't hesitate to [[TakingTheBullet intercept a salvo from Aerosmith]] meant for Squalo]]. Also the violent leaders of La Squadra di Esecuzione, Gelato and Sorbet, were rumored to be a gay couple. Everyone else, including the protagonists, comes off as almost CampGay due to their really weird clothes, but don't really show any attraction to the same sex. [[{{Asexual}} Or the opposite sex, for the most part.]] However, there are moments in the story where the protagonists express strong emotional feelings, akin to romance, for someone of the same sex. Abbacchio's feelings for Bruno is a good example of this. There are also times when two of the main characters, Giorno and Mista, are placed in precarious situations simulating sexual interactions.

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* Minor villains Squalo and Tizziano from the fifth arc of Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure; and a couple [[spoiler: dedicated enough that Tizziano doesn't hesitate to [[TakingTheBullet intercept a salvo from Aerosmith]] meant for Squalo]]. Also the violent leaders of La Squadra di Esecuzione, Gelato and Sorbet, were rumored to be a gay couple. Everyone else, including the protagonists, comes off as almost CampGay due to their really weird clothes, but don't really show any attraction to the same sex. [[{{Asexual}} Or the opposite sex, for the most part.]] However, there are moments in the story where the protagonists express strong emotional feelings, akin to romance, for someone of the same sex. Abbacchio's feelings for Bruno is a good example of this. There are also times when two of the main male characters, Giorno and Mista, are placed in precarious situations simulating sexual interactions.acts.
19th Apr '17 5:39:19 PM blinky448
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* Minor villains Squalo and Tizziano from the fifth arc of Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure; and a couple [[spoiler: dedicated enough that Tizziano doesn't hesitate to [[TakingTheBullet intercept a salvo from Aerosmith]] meant for Squalo]]. Everyone else, including the protagonists, comes off as almost CampGay due to their really weird clothes, but don't really show any attraction to the same sex. [[{{Asexual}} Or the opposite sex, for the most part.]]

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* Minor villains Squalo and Tizziano from the fifth arc of Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure; and a couple [[spoiler: dedicated enough that Tizziano doesn't hesitate to [[TakingTheBullet intercept a salvo from Aerosmith]] meant for Squalo]]. Also the violent leaders of La Squadra di Esecuzione, Gelato and Sorbet, were rumored to be a gay couple. Everyone else, including the protagonists, comes off as almost CampGay due to their really weird clothes, but don't really show any attraction to the same sex. [[{{Asexual}} Or the opposite sex, for the most part.]]]] However, there are moments in the story where the protagonists express strong emotional feelings, akin to romance, for someone of the same sex. Abbacchio's feelings for Bruno is a good example of this. There are also times when two of the main characters, Giorno and Mista, are placed in precarious situations simulating sexual interactions.
30th Mar '17 11:19:46 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/Flash2014'' MusicalEpisode "Duet", Joe's counterpart in the musical world is a mob boss. Martin Stein's counterpart appears to be his lieutenant and enforcer ... until the Iris counterpart calls them ''both'' Dad.

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* In the ''Series/Flash2014'' MusicalEpisode "Duet", of ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Joe's counterpart in the musical world is a mob boss. Martin Stein's counterpart appears to be his lieutenant and enforcer ... until the Iris counterpart calls them ''both'' Dad.
30th Mar '17 11:19:00 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/Flash2014'' MusicalEpisode "Duet", Joe's counterpart in the musical world is a mob boss. Martin Stein's counterpart appears to be his lieutenant and enforcer ... until the Iris counterpart calls them ''both'' Dad.
23rd Mar '17 6:36:59 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* Reyes Vidal in ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' is a human Exile who has established a name for himself as a smuggler and criminal on Kadara, and is available as a romance option for a male or female Ryder.
8th Mar '17 1:38:13 PM nighttrainfm
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--> '''Fry:''' I know Big Vinnie ''said'' he was giving me the kiss of death, but I still think he was gay.

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--> '''Fry:''' I know Big Vinnie ''said'' he was giving me the [[KissOfDeath kiss of death, death]], but I still think he was gay.
6th Mar '17 8:46:56 AM Malady
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* Inevitable ''WebOriginal/WhateleyUniverse'' example: Deathlist, a ruthless cyborg killing machine who has slain more superheroes than any other villain, and his lover Chessmaster. They are the only ones who have ever dared attack Whateley Academy directly, though they paid the price for doing so by having their minions slaughtered and ending up on the run from both heroes and villains alike.

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* Inevitable ''WebOriginal/WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' example: Deathlist, a ruthless cyborg killing machine who has slain more superheroes than any other villain, and his lover Chessmaster. They are the only ones who have ever dared attack Whateley Academy directly, though they paid the price for doing so by having their minions slaughtered and ending up on the run from both heroes and villains alike.
23rd Feb '17 12:13:20 AM erforce
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* Japanese director TakashiMiike is fond of this trope. Examples:

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* Japanese director TakashiMiike Creator/TakashiMiike is fond of this trope. Examples:



* Turning this trope UpToEleven, in Creator/NeilGaiman's story "Keepsakes and Treasures", where there is a DiabolicalMastermind crime boss Mr. Alice who likes to have sex with attractive young men. Similar to the ''LayerCake'' example, the VillainProtagonist insists that this predilection does not make Mr. Alice a "poof". (Many older cultures would agree; whom a powerful man penetrated did not matter, it added to his power regardless, and women were sometimes seen as inducing unmanliness.)

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* Turning this trope UpToEleven, in Creator/NeilGaiman's story "Keepsakes and Treasures", where there is a DiabolicalMastermind crime boss Mr. Alice who likes to have sex with attractive young men. Similar to the ''LayerCake'' ''Literature/LayerCake'' example, the VillainProtagonist insists that this predilection does not make Mr. Alice a "poof". (Many older cultures would agree; whom a powerful man penetrated did not matter, it added to his power regardless, and women were sometimes seen as inducing unmanliness.)
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