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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.
2nd Apr '17 1:59:57 PM nombretomado
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* Make a team of all females as the male main character in ''{{Persona3}} Portable'' and Yukari will accuse you of being this.

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* Make a team of all females as the male main character in ''{{Persona3}} Portable'' ''VideoGame/Persona3Portable'' and Yukari will accuse you of being this.
8th Mar '17 5:53:47 PM Kishou
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* [[SengokuRance Rance]] isn't happy til he has...pretty much every beautiful woman in existence, only making exceptions to things that could kill him instantly (and that doesn't always stop him). The (current) harem he has is [[UpToEleven too large to list]].

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* [[SengokuRance [[AliceSoft Rance]] isn't happy til he has...pretty much every beautiful woman in existence, only making exceptions to things that could kill him instantly (and that doesn't always stop him). The (current) harem he has is [[UpToEleven too large to list]].
8th Feb '17 1:19:50 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[Literature/TheTaleOfGenji Prince Genji]] is always in the market for an addition to his (long) list of lovers.

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* [[Literature/TheTaleOfGenji ''Literature/TheTaleOfGenji'': Prince Genji]] Genji is always in the market for an addition to his (long) list of lovers.lovers.
*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Eric teases Kasile about wanting a "knight harem" when he hears about her backstory with Siron and Culmus. She was hoping they would become BashBrothers instead of falling to {{Cockfight}}ing.
10th Jan '17 6:33:40 PM Gamermaster
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* Cuuko from ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' develops into this. At first she's a PsychoLesbian StalkerWithACrush for Nyarko, and plays ShipperOnDeck 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 "I bear Nyarko's child, [[TheNicknamer the boy]] [[MisterSeahorse bears mine]]". She later tells him "My party system supports up to four people."

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* Cuuko from ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' develops into this. At first she's a PsychoLesbian StalkerWithACrush for Nyarko, and plays ShipperOnDeck 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 "I "[[HomosexualReproduction I bear Nyarko's child, child]], [[TheNicknamer the boy]] [[MisterSeahorse bears mine]]". She later tells him "My party system supports up to four people."
4th Nov '16 8:59:32 PM TheBigBopper
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* Humans are, according to Jared Diamond, a "mildly polygynous species", which is suggested by our level of sexual dimorphism. To put us in perspective, Gibbons are one of the most monogamous species on Earth, forming lifetime bonds and almost never committing adultery, and the males and females are so equal in size and appearance that it's difficult to tell them apart. On the other end of the scale, elephant seal males are much larger than the females, and the dominant males are the ones that round up the lion's share of the females into their harems and keep other males away through superior strength. It's a winner-take-all system, because having the strongest males hog all of the females means that most males in a given generation don't get to mate or pass on their genes. Human men are, on average, just a little bit bigger than women. This suggests we are not quite as monogamous as gibbons, but still much more so than gorillas or elephant seals whose sexual dimorphism is far more extreme. Because human offspring require so much parental care compared to other animals, a human male has to invest a lot of resources into taking care of his children. This makes supporting more than set of wife and kids too burdensome for those of ordinary means, but the creation of hierarchical societies based on agriculture allowed certain individuals to become more prosperous than the rest and therefore support multiple wives and their children. For this reason, polygamy is a sign of status in many cultures where it is practiced. There can also be economic incentives for polygamy, such as in 19th century Commanche bands where buffalo robes were produced as a commodity to sell, and the necessary process of scraping the animal hides was considered women's work. A man could increase his income by getting more wives to do the work for him. As the Commanche were pushed out of their lands and the buffalo herds were destroyed, the practice of polygamy went into decline because the incentive was gone.

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* Humans are, according to Jared Diamond, Diamond's book ''The Third Chimpanzee'', a "mildly polygynous species", which is suggested by our level of sexual dimorphism. To put us in perspective, Gibbons gibbons are one of the most monogamous species on Earth, forming lifetime bonds and almost never committing adultery, and the males and females are so equal in size and appearance that it's difficult to tell them apart. On the other end of the scale, elephant seal males are much larger than the females, and the dominant males are the ones that round up the lion's share of the females into their harems and keep other males away through superior strength. It's a winner-take-all system, because having the strongest males hog all of the females means that most males in a given generation don't get to mate or pass on their genes. Human men are, on average, just a little bit bigger than women. This suggests we are not quite as monogamous as gibbons, but still much more so than gorillas or elephant seals whose sexual dimorphism is far more extreme. Because human offspring require so much parental care compared to other animals, a human male has to invest a lot of resources into taking care of his children. This makes supporting more than one set of wife and kids too burdensome for those of ordinary means, but the creation of hierarchical societies based on agriculture allowed certain individuals to become more prosperous than the rest and therefore support multiple wives and their children. For this reason, polygamy is a sign of status in many cultures where it is practiced. There can also be economic incentives for polygamy, such as in 19th century Commanche bands where buffalo robes were produced as a commodity to sell, and the necessary process of scraping the animal hides was considered women's work. A man could increase his income by getting more wives to do the work for him. As the Commanche were pushed out of their lands and the buffalo herds were destroyed, the practice of polygamy went into decline because the incentive was gone.
4th Nov '16 8:38:59 PM TheBigBopper
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* Ottoman sultans and Chinese emperors are just two examples of historical rulers who used their wealth and power to maintain large numbers of concubines.
4th Nov '16 8:31:52 PM TheBigBopper
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* Makoto from the ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' anime, though he doesn't want the girls to be his harem so much as he just wants to [[TheCasanova goink all the girls he can]]...[[RealityEnsues with fatal consequences.]]
4th Nov '16 8:28:55 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 TheCasanovaWannabe, 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.

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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 TheCasanovaWannabe, 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.
4th Nov '16 8:28:40 PM TheBigBopper
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Someone who actively seeks multiple love interests, the more the better, and usually makes no secret of it. Often used as [[InvertedTrope a twist]] on the UnwantedHarem concept.

If someone seeks multiple love interests in secret but pretends to be stuck in an UnwantedHarem, see CovertPervert.

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Someone 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 actively seeks is openly trying to date and/or marry multiple love interests, LoveInterests as part of a scheme to have lots of attractive partners all to themselves. It's a different strategy from TheCasanovaWannabe, 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 more 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 better, audience. An unsuccessful one is bound to look like a loser, and usually makes no secret their vain attempts can be a source of it. Often used as [[InvertedTrope a twist]] on comedy.

A harem seeker can be
the protagonist of a RomanceGame or a work in the HaremGenre, but perhaps because of concerns that such a character might come accross as crass or unrelatable to the audience, this isn't as common as you might think. In fact it's very common to have an UnwantedHarem concept.

If someone seeks multiple love interests in secret but pretends
situation where the protagonist doesn't want all the attention and ends up surrounded by pushy LoveInterests through circumstances beyond their control, to the point where having a main character who actually ''wants'' a harem can be stuck in an UnwantedHarem, see CovertPervert.
something of a novelty.



* Some practitioners of {{Polyamory}}. (Not all, and in fact most people in the lifestyle look down on this sort of thing.)

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* Some practitioners of {{Polyamory}}. (Not all, and in fact most people in the lifestyle look down on this sort of thing.attitude.)




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* Humans are, according to Jared Diamond, a "mildly polygynous species", which is suggested by our level of sexual dimorphism. To put us in perspective, Gibbons are one of the most monogamous species on Earth, forming lifetime bonds and almost never committing adultery, and the males and females are so equal in size and appearance that it's difficult to tell them apart. On the other end of the scale, elephant seal males are much larger than the females, and the dominant males are the ones that round up the lion's share of the females into their harems and keep other males away through superior strength. It's a winner-take-all system, because having the strongest males hog all of the females means that most males in a given generation don't get to mate or pass on their genes. Human men are, on average, just a little bit bigger than women. This suggests we are not quite as monogamous as gibbons, but still much more so than gorillas or elephant seals whose sexual dimorphism is far more extreme. Because human offspring require so much parental care compared to other animals, a human male has to invest a lot of resources into taking care of his children. This makes supporting more than set of wife and kids too burdensome for those of ordinary means, but the creation of hierarchical societies based on agriculture allowed certain individuals to become more prosperous than the rest and therefore support multiple wives and their children. For this reason, polygamy is a sign of status in many cultures where it is practiced. There can also be economic incentives for polygamy, such as in 19th century Commanche bands where buffalo robes were produced as a commodity to sell, and the necessary process of scraping the animal hides was considered women's work. A man could increase his income by getting more wives to do the work for him. As the Commanche were pushed out of their lands and the buffalo herds were destroyed, the practice of polygamy went into decline because the incentive was gone.
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