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16th Aug '17 8:43:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the novel continuity of ''Anime/QueensBlade'', this trait is given to the ''much'' sluttier Nanael, who wants to bang every guy she can get, including [[{{Shotacon}} little boys like Rana]], despite her being an angel -- and, more importantly, despite her being [[FantasticRacism openly bigoted against humans]] in that continuity.

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* In the novel continuity of ''Anime/QueensBlade'', this trait is given to the ''much'' sluttier Nanael, who wants to bang every guy she can get, including [[{{Shotacon}} little boys like Rana]], Rana, despite her being an angel -- and, more importantly, despite her being [[FantasticRacism openly bigoted against humans]] in that continuity.
29th Jul '17 9:58:30 PM TheBigBopper
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Some people think you can't have too much of a good thing, and that this extends to romantic and/or sexual partners. If one is good, then two is twice as good, and five is better still! The harem seeker is a character who is openly trying to date and/or marry multiple LoveInterests as part of a scheme to have lots of attractive partners all to themselves. The harem seeker has a different goal from the CasanovaWannabe, who aspires to become TheCasanova by sleeping with a lot of different people with no commitment, and is also different from a person with a [[YourCheatingHeart cheating heart]], who is in a nominally exclusive relationship but also sleeps around without their partner's knowledge or consent. The harem seeker's goal is to keep their multiple partners in the long term, and have them explicitly agree to share.

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Some people think you can't have too much of a good thing, and that this extends to romantic and/or sexual partners. If one is good, then two is twice as good, and five is better still! The harem seeker is a character who is openly trying to date and/or marry multiple LoveInterests as part of a scheme to have lots of attractive partners all to themselves. The harem seeker has a different goal from the CasanovaWannabe, who aspires to become TheCasanova by sleeping with a lot of different people with no commitment, and is also different from a person with a [[YourCheatingHeart cheating heart]], who is in a nominally exclusive relationship but also sleeps around without their partner's knowledge or consent. The harem seeker's goal is to keep their multiple partners in the long term, and have them explicitly agree to share.
27th Jul '17 7:31:47 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:You gotta admit, his logic is pretty [[JerkJustifications sound]].]]
27th Jul '17 7:31:38 PM Willbyr
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* Ataru of ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' fame makes this actually ''[[UnbuiltTrope older]]'' than the harem anime genre.
** Ultimately {{Defied}}: he gave his goal up upon seeing a possible future where he succeeded and discovered that [[spoiler: obtaining this harem would mean that Lum would leave him]]. He then [[ScrewDestiny physically destroyed that future]].

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* Ataru of ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' fame makes this actually ''[[UnbuiltTrope older]]'' than the harem anime genre.
** Ultimately {{Defied}}:
genre. It's ultimately {{Defied}}, though, as he gave his goal up upon seeing a possible future where he succeeded and discovered that [[spoiler: obtaining [[spoiler:obtaining this harem would mean that Lum would leave him]]. He then [[ScrewDestiny physically destroyed that future]].
14th Jul '17 11:32:59 AM babil
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* Ken from ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon'' is pretty much the poster child of this genre. His stated objective from the beginning is that he is building a harem from the student council.[[note]]His case is somewhat unique however, as he sincerely believes that the "Harem Ending" is the ending where everyone gets to live HappilyEverAfter, and he's pursuing this to make them happy as thanks for saving him.[[/note]]



* ''Manga/IonoTheFanatics'' provides a [[GirlsLove female]] version with Iono, who has succeeded to the ''tens of thousands of haremettes'' level. That's an order of magnitude more than [[Literature/TheBible Solomon]]. It's strongly implied her country has been reduced to a {{Ruritania}} mainly due to the cost of supporting so many free-loading lesbian love-slaves, to say nothing of all the women she's removed from her own populace to serve her as haremettes.
** The kicker? She has a place in her heart [[AllOfThem for each one of them]], including the women she made promise with years ago. This can't always be said of people who are this trope in real life.
* ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'': Ayaka accuses [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Bosco]] of being one when she realizes his tea shop specifically caters to late teen-early 20's female clientele only. Which he explains [[NotWhatItLooksLike isn't the case at all.]] The reason he caters to that particular age group is because [[spoiler: older women are less likely to be virgins]]; adding that it'd become increasingly difficult for [[spoiler: vampires]] to find any in the modern era.

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* ''Manga/IonoTheFanatics'' provides a [[GirlsLove female]] version with Iono, who When [[SingleTargetSexuality Kuroko]] of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' hears rumors that her onee-sama has succeeded to clones running around, she gleefully fantasizes about constructing a harem of OneHundredAndEight Mikotos. Note that there are actually around ten ''thousand'' of the ''tens of thousands of haremettes'' level. That's an order of magnitude more than [[Literature/TheBible Solomon]]. It's strongly implied her country has been reduced to a {{Ruritania}} mainly due to the cost of supporting so many free-loading lesbian love-slaves, to say nothing of all the women she's removed from her own populace to serve her as haremettes.
** The kicker? She has a place in her heart [[AllOfThem for each one of them]], including the women she made promise with years ago. This can't always be said of people
clones[[note]]Exactly 9,969 clones who are this trope in real life.
* ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'': Ayaka accuses [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Bosco]]
biologically the same age as the original Mikoto, 1 who's younger, and an uncertain number who are biologically older[[/note]], a fact that might ''literally'' blow Kuroko's mind if she learned of being one it. Mikoto, for her part, has quite wisely kept their existence hidden from Kuroko. And the issue is only aggravated when she realizes his tea shop specifically caters to late teen-early 20's female clientele only. Which he explains [[NotWhatItLooksLike isn't the case at all.]] The reason he caters to Kuroko met Mikoto's mother.
* ''LightNovel/DateALive'' plays with this. Shido Itsuka learns
that particular age group he has the power to [[PowerParasite drain a Spirit's powers into himself]], rendering them harmless, but they have to fall in love with him and share TrueLovesKiss with him for it to work. While a bit uncomfortable with this, he wants to keep the world safe. Thus, he has to work hard to get all of them to fall in love with him and keep them all happy, since they get their powers back and tend to go on rampages when they get upset. Complicating matters is because [[spoiler: older women are less likely to be virgins]]; adding the fact that it'd become increasingly difficult for [[spoiler: vampires]] to find any in many of them get jealous of the modern era.other harem members.



* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Takeru enrolled at Tenbi Academy for one reason: because it used to be an all-girl school. But since it's turned Co-Ed, the student body is predominantly female; making it his dream come true. So he's signed up [[AllMenArePerverts for all the eye candy]] and as much female attention as he can get.
* You probably wouldn't expect this trope to pop up in ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' of all places, primarily because [[OrdinaryHighschoolStudent Rito]] is about as far from being TheCasanova as you can get. And you'd be right; it's ''[[LoveableSexManiac Momo]]'' who inverts this trope by acknowledging that she's unlikely to win Rito away from the lead females and instead starts plotting for a [[MarryThemAll polyamorous]] relationship between Rito and nearly every named female in the series, including Saki (who is in "love" with Zastin) and ''[[BrotherSisterIncest Mikan]]''.
* When [[SingleTargetSexuality Kuroko]] of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' hears rumors that her onee-sama has clones running around, she gleefully fantasizes about constructing a harem of OneHundredAndEight Mikotos. Note that there are actually around ten ''thousand'' of the clones[[note]]Exactly 9,969 clones who are biologically the same age as the original Mikoto, 1 who's younger, and an uncertain number who are biologically older[[/note]], a fact that might ''literally'' blow Kuroko's mind if she learned of it. Mikoto, for her part, has quite wisely kept their existence hidden from Kuroko. And the issue is only aggravated when Kuroko met Mikoto's mother.

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* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Takeru enrolled at Tenbi Academy for one reason: because it used to be an all-girl school. But since it's turned Co-Ed, There's a dark variant in the student body is predominantly female; making it Franchise/EvilliousChronicles: LightNovel/TheLunacyOfDukeVenomania has the titular duke, Sateriasis Venomania, who seeks out multiple love interests and adds them to his dream come true. So he's signed up [[AllMenArePerverts for all the eye candy]] and as much female attention as he can get.
harem via [[QuestionableConsent mind-control powers.]]
* You probably wouldn't expect this trope to pop up in ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' of all places, primarily because [[OrdinaryHighschoolStudent Rito]] is about as far Cuuko from being TheCasanova as you can get. And you'd be right; it's ''[[LoveableSexManiac Momo]]'' who inverts this trope by acknowledging that ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' develops into this. At first she's unlikely to win Rito away from the lead females a PsychoLesbian StalkerWithACrush for Nyarko, and instead starts plotting for a [[MarryThemAll polyamorous]] relationship between Rito and nearly every named female in the series, including Saki (who is in "love" with Zastin) and ''[[BrotherSisterIncest Mikan]]''.
* When [[SingleTargetSexuality Kuroko]] of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' hears rumors that her onee-sama has clones running around, she gleefully fantasizes about constructing a harem of OneHundredAndEight Mikotos. Note that there are
plays ShipperWithAnAgenda to get Mahiro (the guy Nyarko actually around ten ''thousand'' loves) out of the clones[[note]]Exactly 9,969 clones who are biologically way. She gradually warms to Mahiro thanks to his being a genuinely nice person, and by the same age as time of the original Mikoto, 1 who's younger, and an uncertain number who are biologically older[[/note]], a fact that might ''literally'' blow Kuroko's mind if she learned of it. Mikoto, for her part, second season ''Nyarko-San W'', Cuuko's plan has quite wisely kept their existence hidden from Kuroko. And changed to "[[HomosexualReproduction I bear Nyarko's child]], [[TheNicknamer the issue is only aggravated when Kuroko met Mikoto's mother.boy]] [[MisterSeahorse bears mine]]". She later tells him "My party system supports up to four people."



* ''Manga/IonoTheFanatics'' provides a [[GirlsLove female]] version with Iono, who has succeeded to the ''tens of thousands of haremettes'' level. That's an order of magnitude more than [[Literature/TheBible Solomon]]. It's strongly implied her country has been reduced to a {{Ruritania}} mainly due to the cost of supporting so many free-loading lesbian love-slaves, to say nothing of all the women she's removed from her own populace to serve her as haremettes.
** The kicker? She has a place in her heart [[AllOfThem for each one of them]], including the women she made promise with years ago. This can't always be said of people who are this trope in real life.
* Bell's original goal in ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'' was to, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin pick up girls in a dungeon]]. He gives up on this goal after falling head over heals in love with [[LadyOfWar Aiz Wallenstein]]. Predictably, several girls start falling for him after this and [[CluelessChickMagnet he's none the wiser]].
* In ''LightNovel/MagikaNoKenshiToShoukanMaou'', Kazuki Hayashizaki needs a harem to grow stronger. His summon diva Leme gains power from the harem members' summoned creatures. According to Leme, Kazuki needs a massive harem to gain enough power to save the world from something that's coming.
* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Takeru enrolled at Tenbi Academy for one reason: because it used to be an all-girl school. But since it's turned Co-Ed, the student body is predominantly female; making it his dream come true. So he's signed up [[AllMenArePerverts for all the eye candy]] and as much female attention as he can get.
* ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'': Ayaka accuses [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Bosco]] of being one when she realizes his tea shop specifically caters to late teen-early 20's female clientele only. Which he explains [[NotWhatItLooksLike isn't the case at all.]] The reason he caters to that particular age group is because [[spoiler: older women are less likely to be virgins]]; adding that it'd become increasingly difficult for [[spoiler: vampires]] to find any in the modern era.



* Cuuko from ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' develops into this. At first she's a PsychoLesbian StalkerWithACrush for Nyarko, and plays ShipperWithAnAgenda to get Mahiro (the guy Nyarko actually loves) out of the way. She gradually warms to Mahiro thanks to his being a genuinely nice person, and by the time of the second season ''Nyarko-San W'', Cuuko's plan has changed to "[[HomosexualReproduction I bear Nyarko's child]], [[TheNicknamer the boy]] [[MisterSeahorse bears mine]]". She later tells him "My party system supports up to four people."



* Ken from ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon'' is pretty much the poster child of this genre. His stated objective from the beginning is that he is building a harem from the student council.[[note]]His case is somewhat unique however, as he sincerely believes that the "Harem Ending" is the ending where everyone gets to live HappilyEverAfter, and he's pursuing this to make them happy as thanks for saving him.[[/note]]



* In ''LightNovel/MagikaNoKenshiToShoukanMaou'', Kazuki Hayashizaki needs a harem to grow stronger. His summon diva Leme gains power from the harem members' summoned creatures. According to Leme, Kazuki needs a massive harem to gain enough power to save the world from something that's coming.
* ''LightNovel/DateALive'' plays with this. Shido Itsuka learns that he has the power to [[PowerParasite drain a Spirit's powers into himself]], rendering them harmless, but they have to fall in love with him and share TrueLovesKiss with him for it to work. While a bit uncomfortable with this, he wants to keep the world safe. Thus, he has to work hard to get all of them to fall in love with him and keep them all happy, since they get their powers back and tend to go on rampages when they get upset. Complicating matters is the fact that many of them get jealous of the other harem members.
* There's a dark variant in the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles: LightNovel/TheLunacyOfDukeVenomania has the titular duke, Sateriasis Venomania, who seeks out multiple love interests and adds them to his harem via [[QuestionableConsent mind-control powers.]]

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* In ''LightNovel/MagikaNoKenshiToShoukanMaou'', Kazuki Hayashizaki needs a harem You probably wouldn't expect this trope to grow stronger. His summon diva Leme gains power pop up in ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' of all places, primarily because [[OrdinaryHighschoolStudent Rito]] is about as far from being TheCasanova as you can get. And you'd be right; it's ''[[LoveableSexManiac Momo]]'' who inverts this trope by acknowledging that she's unlikely to win Rito away from the harem members' summoned creatures. According to Leme, Kazuki needs a massive harem to gain enough power to save the world from something that's coming.
* ''LightNovel/DateALive'' plays with this. Shido Itsuka learns that he has the power to [[PowerParasite drain a Spirit's powers into himself]], rendering them harmless, but they have to fall in love with him
lead females and share TrueLovesKiss with him instead starts plotting for it to work. While a bit uncomfortable with this, he wants to keep the world safe. Thus, he has to work hard to get all of them to fall in love with him [[MarryThemAll polyamorous]] relationship between Rito and keep them all happy, since they get their powers back and tend to go on rampages when they get upset. Complicating matters is the fact that many of them get jealous of the other harem members.
* There's a dark variant
nearly every named female in the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles: LightNovel/TheLunacyOfDukeVenomania has the titular duke, Sateriasis Venomania, who seeks out multiple love interests series, including Saki (who is in "love" with Zastin) and adds them to his harem via [[QuestionableConsent mind-control powers.]]''[[BrotherSisterIncest Mikan]]''.



* Bell's original goal in ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'' was to, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin pick up girls in a dungeon]]. He gives up on this goal after falling head over heals in love with [[LadyOfWar Aiz Wallenstein]]. Predictably, several girls start falling for him after this and [[CluelessChickMagnet he's none the wiser]].



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13th Jul '17 1:20:54 PM TheBigBopper
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A harem seeker can be portrayed either positively or negatively, depending on whether having a harem is depicted as a worthy goal, and depending on whether they have a realistic chance of success. If having multiple partners is depicted as desirable, a successful harem seeker might get involved in {{Polyamory}} or even achieve a MarryThemAll ending. This can be WishFulfillment for audience members who fantasize about having a harem but consider it unattainable to them in real life, and get to live vicariously through the fictional harem seeker. In contrast, an unsuccessful harem seeker is likely to be depicted as a comedic loser who doesn't know their limitations, much like the CasanovaWannabe. If the work depicts getting a harem as an immature or unrealistic goal, then giving up on it and deciding to focus on getting just one partner may be a sign of CharacterDevelopment.

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A harem seeker can be portrayed either positively or negatively, depending on whether having a harem is depicted as a worthy goal, and depending on whether they have a realistic chance of success. If having multiple partners is depicted as desirable, a successful harem seeker might get involved in {{Polyamory}} or even achieve a MarryThemAll ending. This can be WishFulfillment for audience members who fantasize about having a harem but consider it unattainable to them in real life, and who get to live vicariously through the fictional harem seeker. In contrast, an unsuccessful harem seeker is likely to be depicted as a comedic loser who doesn't know their limitations, much like the CasanovaWannabe.limitations. If the work depicts getting a harem as an immature or unrealistic goal, then giving up on it and deciding to focus on getting just one partner may be a sign of CharacterDevelopment.
13th Jul '17 1:19:02 PM TheBigBopper
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A harem seeker can be portrayed either positively or negatively, depending on whether having a harem is depicted as a worthy goal, and depending on whether they have a realistic chance of success. If having multiple partners is depicted as desirable, a successful harem seeker might get involved in {{Polyamory}} or even achieve a MarryThemAll ending. This can be WishFulfillment for audience members who fantasize about having a harem but consider it unattainable to them in real life, and get to live vicariously through the fictional harem seeker. In contrast, an unsuccessful harem seeker is likely to be depicted as a comedic loser who doesn't know their limitations, much like the CassanovaWannabe. If the work depicts getting a harem as an immature or unrealistic goal, then giving up on it and deciding to focus on getting just one partner may be a sign of CharacterDevelopment.

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A harem seeker can be portrayed either positively or negatively, depending on whether having a harem is depicted as a worthy goal, and depending on whether they have a realistic chance of success. If having multiple partners is depicted as desirable, a successful harem seeker might get involved in {{Polyamory}} or even achieve a MarryThemAll ending. This can be WishFulfillment for audience members who fantasize about having a harem but consider it unattainable to them in real life, and get to live vicariously through the fictional harem seeker. In contrast, an unsuccessful harem seeker is likely to be depicted as a comedic loser who doesn't know their limitations, much like the CassanovaWannabe.CasanovaWannabe. If the work depicts getting a harem as an immature or unrealistic goal, then giving up on it and deciding to focus on getting just one partner may be a sign of CharacterDevelopment.
13th Jul '17 1:18:37 PM TheBigBopper
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Some people think you can't have too much of a good thing, and that this extends to romantic and/or sexual partners. If one is good, then two is twice as good, and five is better still! The harem seeker is a character who is openly trying to date and/or marry multiple LoveInterests as part of a scheme to have lots of attractive partners all to themselves. It's a different strategy from the CasanovaWannabe, who tries to imitate TheCasanova in sleeping with a lot of different people with no commitment, and also differs from a person with a [[YourCheatingHeart cheating heart]] who is in a committed relationship but also sleeps around without their partner's knowledge or approval. The harem seeker's goal is to keep their multiple partners in the long term, and have them agree to share.

A successful harem seeker can get involved in {{Polyamory}}, and might achieve a MarryThemAll ending, which is a sort of WishFulfillment for the audience. An unsuccessful one is bound to look like a loser, and their vain attempts can be a source of comedy.

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Some people think you can't have too much of a good thing, and that this extends to romantic and/or sexual partners. If one is good, then two is twice as good, and five is better still! The harem seeker is a character who is openly trying to date and/or marry multiple LoveInterests as part of a scheme to have lots of attractive partners all to themselves. It's The harem seeker has a different strategy goal from the CasanovaWannabe, who tries aspires to imitate become TheCasanova in by sleeping with a lot of different people with no commitment, and is also differs different from a person with a [[YourCheatingHeart cheating heart]] heart]], who is in a committed nominally exclusive relationship but also sleeps around without their partner's knowledge or approval. consent. The harem seeker's goal is to keep their multiple partners in the long term, and have them explicitly agree to share.

A harem seeker can be portrayed either positively or negatively, depending on whether having a harem is depicted as a worthy goal, and depending on whether they have a realistic chance of success. If having multiple partners is depicted as desirable, a successful harem seeker can might get involved in {{Polyamory}}, and might {{Polyamory}} or even achieve a MarryThemAll ending, which is a sort of ending. This can be WishFulfillment for audience members who fantasize about having a harem but consider it unattainable to them in real life, and get to live vicariously through the audience. An fictional harem seeker. In contrast, an unsuccessful one harem seeker is bound likely to look like be depicted as a loser, and comedic loser who doesn't know their vain attempts can limitations, much like the CassanovaWannabe. If the work depicts getting a harem as an immature or unrealistic goal, then giving up on it and deciding to focus on getting just one partner may be a source sign of comedy.
CharacterDevelopment.
12th Jul '17 3:44:37 AM eroock
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->"Two girlfriends will only end up fighting with each other, but ''twenty'' girlfriends will become competitive, and the target of their rage will be directed toward each other, not me. Always works for me."

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->"Two ->''"Two girlfriends will only end up fighting with each other, but ''twenty'' girlfriends will become competitive, and the target of their rage will be directed toward each other, not me. Always works for me.""''
20th Apr '17 8:50:34 AM FF32
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* Make a team of all females as the male main character in ''VideoGame/Persona3Portable'' and Yukari will accuse you of being this.

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* Make a team of all females as the male main character in ''VideoGame/Persona3Portable'' ''[[VideoGame/Persona3 Persona 3 Portable]]'' and Yukari will accuse you of being this.
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