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9th Jul '17 6:15:36 PM PrincessGwen
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** A strange meta example happens in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' continuity and its male protagonist, Ike. Throughout the first game, he gets a lot of ShipTease with [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Elincia]] and some with his strategist, [[DeadpanSnarker Soren]]. In the sequel, the Ike x Elincia subtext is really watered down to both pair her up [[BodyguardCrush with her bofyguard Geoffrey]] ''and'' to make room for more Ike x Soren subtext. Then ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' revealed a character named Priam, who refers to himself as Ike's ''descendant''. Cue a BrokenBase and a ''shitload'' of people on the straight and gay sides of the fence trying to "prove" Ike's sexuality one way or the other. Somehow, the prospect of him being bisexual never figured into anybody's head.
** In the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' fandom [[CuteBruiser Soleil]], [[TallDarkAndSnarky Niles]] and [[DarkMagicalGirl Rhajat]] are almot alway referred to as "gay" by the fans (double if they follow the "HetIsEw" tendence). This is despite Niles and Rhajat being able to marry Avatars of ''both'' genders, plus Soleil ''openly'' stating her bisexuality in her supports with Forrest; she probably wasn't a female bi option just because Rhajat already filled the slot.

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** A strange meta example happens in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' continuity and its male protagonist, Ike. Throughout the first game, he gets a lot of ShipTease with [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Elincia]] and some with his strategist, [[DeadpanSnarker Soren]]. In the sequel, the Ike x Elincia subtext is really watered down to both pair her up [[BodyguardCrush with her bofyguard bodyguard Geoffrey]] ''and'' to make room for more Ike x Soren subtext. Then ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' revealed a character named Priam, who refers to himself as Ike's ''descendant''. Cue a BrokenBase and a ''shitload'' of people on the straight and gay sides of the fence trying to "prove" Ike's sexuality one way or the other. Somehow, the prospect of him being bisexual never figured into anybody's head.
** In the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' fandom [[CuteBruiser Soleil]], [[TallDarkAndSnarky Niles]] and [[DarkMagicalGirl Rhajat]] are almot alway referred to as "gay" by the fans (double if they follow the "HetIsEw" tendence).tendency). This is despite Niles and Rhajat being able to marry Avatars of ''both'' genders, plus Soleil ''openly'' stating her bisexuality in her supports with Forrest; she probably wasn't a female bi option just because Rhajat already filled the slot.
3rd Jul '17 6:42:08 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* A strange meta example happens in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' continuity and its male protagonist, Ike. Throughout the first game, he gets a lot of ShipTease with [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Elincia]] and some with his strategist, [[DeadpanSnarker Soren]]. In the sequel, the Ike x Elincia subtext is really watered down to make room for more Ike x Soren subtext. Then ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' revealed a character named Priam who refers to himself as Ike's ''descendant''. Cue a BrokenBase and a ''shitload'' of people on the straight and gay sides of the fence trying to "prove" Ike's sexuality one way or the other. Somehow, the prospect of him being bisexual never figured into anybody's head.

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A strange meta example happens in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' continuity and its male protagonist, Ike. Throughout the first game, he gets a lot of ShipTease with [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Elincia]] and some with his strategist, [[DeadpanSnarker Soren]]. In the sequel, the Ike x Elincia subtext is really watered down to both pair her up [[BodyguardCrush with her bofyguard Geoffrey]] ''and'' to make room for more Ike x Soren subtext. Then ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' revealed a character named Priam Priam, who refers to himself as Ike's ''descendant''. Cue a BrokenBase and a ''shitload'' of people on the straight and gay sides of the fence trying to "prove" Ike's sexuality one way or the other. Somehow, the prospect of him being bisexual never figured into anybody's head.head.
** In the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' fandom [[CuteBruiser Soleil]], [[TallDarkAndSnarky Niles]] and [[DarkMagicalGirl Rhajat]] are almot alway referred to as "gay" by the fans (double if they follow the "HetIsEw" tendence). This is despite Niles and Rhajat being able to marry Avatars of ''both'' genders, plus Soleil ''openly'' stating her bisexuality in her supports with Forrest; she probably wasn't a female bi option just because Rhajat already filled the slot.
29th Jun '17 7:07:06 AM Malady
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* ''Film/RileyRewind'': Quinn is seen to kiss Jay, a gay guy, and also go to prom with Kara a girl, but he never says he's bisexual. He just says he's straight when confronted about being gay, even though the people he's taling to know he's atleast gay. In the end, [[spoiler:he hooks up with Jay]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has the mildly (for a video game) controversial and definitely infamous matter of Kanji's sexuality, which was intentionally left ambiguous by the writers to allow the player to interpret the character as they like. Opinions on this range from "He's gay and insecure about his sexuality" to "He's straight and afraid of being rejected for his domestic hobbies" to "He's a teenager and still discovering himself", due to various lines of dialogue and events, but few, if any, of Kanji's scenes ever present the idea that he may just be bi; the fandom generally treats "He's bisexual" as a compromise to end arguments over the matter, rather than as a legitimate sexual orientation. This is muddled further by the fact that he [[SweetOnPollyOliver has a crush]] on [[{{Bifauxnen}} Naoto]], both before and after the revelation of her gender.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' has the mildly (for a video game) controversial and definitely infamous matter of Kanji's sexuality, which was intentionally left ambiguous by the writers to allow the player to interpret the character as they like. Opinions on this range from "He's gay and insecure about his sexuality" to "He's straight and afraid of being rejected for his domestic hobbies" to "He's a teenager and still discovering himself", due to various lines of dialogue and events, but few, if any, of Kanji's scenes ever present the idea that he may just be bi; the fandom generally treats "He's bisexual" as a compromise to end arguments over the matter, rather than as a legitimate sexual orientation. This is muddled further by the fact that he [[SweetOnPollyOliver has a crush]] on [[{{Bifauxnen}} Naoto]], both before and after the revelation of her gender.


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* ''WebVideo/RileyRewind'': Quinn is seen to kiss Jay, a gay guy, and also go to prom with Kara a girl, but he never says he's bisexual. He just says he's straight when confronted about being gay, even though the people he's taling to know he's atleast gay. In the end, [[spoiler:he hooks up with Jay]].
28th Jun '17 7:54:32 PM Malady
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* ''Film/RileyRewind'': Quinn is seen to kiss Jay, a gay guy, and also go to prom with Kara a girl, but he never says he's bisexual. He just says he's straight when confronted about being gay, even though the people he's taling to know he's atleast gay. In the end, [[spoiler:he hooks up with Jay]].
27th Jun '17 6:26:31 PM Scabbard
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** In the first few seasons, Willow is portrayed as straight: she has a crush on Xander, and has a relationship with Oz. However, once Tara enters the pictures, she's just "gay now". The idea that she might be attracted to ''both'' men and women is never brought up, which is especially jarring considering the episode where she realises her feelings for Tara makes it abundantly clear that she has lingering feelings for Oz at the same time.

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** In the first few seasons, Willow is portrayed as straight: she has had a crush on Xander, Xander since childhood, a teeny-tiny one on Giles relegated to background hints, and has had a serious relationship with Oz. However, once Tara enters the pictures, she's just "gay now". The idea that she might be attracted to ''both'' men and women is never brought up, which is especially jarring considering the episode where she realises realizes her feelings for Tara makes it abundantly clear that she has lingering feelings for Oz at the same time.
18th May '17 7:42:25 AM Anddrix
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* Zigzagged with Sara Lance in the Franchise/ArrowVerse. On Arrow, Sara and Oliver were lovers, and was on the Queen's Gambit when the ship went down. Sara went on to join the League of Assassins, she became the lover of Nyssa, daughter of Ras Al' Ghul. When Sara returned to Star (then Starling) City, she and Oliver became physical for a time before breaking up for good. On Legends of Tomorrow except for a ShipTease moment with Captain Cold, she's only been with women.

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* Zigzagged with Sara Lance in the Franchise/ArrowVerse.Series/ArrowVerse. On Arrow, Sara and Oliver were lovers, and was on the Queen's Gambit when the ship went down. Sara went on to join the League of Assassins, she became the lover of Nyssa, daughter of Ras Al' Ghul. When Sara returned to Star (then Starling) City, she and Oliver became physical for a time before breaking up for good. On Legends of Tomorrow except for a ShipTease moment with Captain Cold, she's only been with women.
3rd May '17 2:40:03 PM Golondrina
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** Bree's son Andrew, who had been openly gay for many years, returned to Bree's house having gotten engaged to a young woman. Bree is flabbergasted and quickly suspects (correctly) he is marrying the woman for her money. Again at no point is the idea that Andrew might be bi even raised as a possibility--Andrew himself even tries to insist bing gay was a phase. Which is strange, because he alludes at being bisexual right after coming out ("I love vanilla ice cream, but once in a while I will be in mood for chocolate). Everyone, including himself, continues using the term gay for the next few seasons, though.

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** Bree's son Andrew, who had been openly gay for many years, returned to Bree's house having gotten engaged to a young woman. Bree is flabbergasted and quickly suspects (correctly) he is marrying the woman for her money. Again at no point is the idea that Andrew might be bi even raised as a possibility--Andrew himself even tries to insist bing being gay was a phase. Which is strange, because he alludes at being bisexual right after coming out ("I love vanilla ice cream, but once in a while I will be in mood for chocolate). Everyone, including himself, continues using the term gay for the next few seasons, though.
3rd May '17 2:19:27 PM Golondrina
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This trope is, of course, not Truth in Television in the sense that bisexuals exist. It ''is'' TruthInTelevision in the sense that bisexuals have often been faced with disbelief from hetero- and homosexuals alike on the grounds they "have to be" one or the other. In RealLife, this phenomenon is occasionally called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisexual_erasure Bisexual Erasure]].

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This trope is, of course, not Truth in Television in the sense that bisexuals exist. It ''is'' TruthInTelevision in the sense that bisexuals have often been faced with disbelief from hetero- straight and homosexuals gay people alike on the grounds they "have to be" one or the other. In RealLife, this phenomenon is occasionally called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisexual_erasure Bisexual Erasure]].



* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'' plays with the culture clash of sexuality mores: the BigBad tries to mess up the Vorkosigans' marriage by revealing Lord Vorkosigan's bisexuality. On Barrayar, that's a taboo (as is pure homosexuality). Lady Vorkosigan, being from a planet where the only rules about sex are "it has to be consensual" and "having kids requires governmental approval", absently responds, "Was bisexual. Now monogamous," and has to see the other's reaction to realize this was an attempt to blow up the marriage. In a later book, Lady Vorkosigan explains that her husband is bisexual, leaning toward soldiers; her own military background lets him have his cake and eat it too. (Brings more meaning to all the times he calls her "my Captain.")

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'' plays with the culture clash of sexuality mores: the BigBad tries to mess up the Vorkosigans' marriage by revealing Lord Vorkosigan's bisexuality. On Barrayar, that's a taboo (as is pure homosexuality).(just like gayness). Lady Vorkosigan, being from a planet where the only rules about sex are "it has to be consensual" and "having kids requires governmental approval", absently responds, "Was bisexual. Now monogamous," and has to see the other's reaction to realize this was an attempt to blow up the marriage. In a later book, Lady Vorkosigan explains that her husband is bisexual, leaning toward soldiers; her own military background lets him have his cake and eat it too. (Brings more meaning to all the times he calls her "my Captain.")



** Bree's son Andrew, who had been openly gay for many years, returned to Bree's house having gotten engaged to a young woman. Bree is flabbergasted and quickly suspects (correctly) he is marrying the woman for her money. Again at no point is the idea that Andrew might be bi even raised as a possibility--Andrew himself even tries to insist his homosexuality was a phase. Which is strange, because he alludes at being bisexual right after coming out ("I love vanilla ice cream, but once in a while I will be in mood for chocolate). Everyone, including himself, continues using the term gay for the next few seasons, though.

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** Bree's son Andrew, who had been openly gay for many years, returned to Bree's house having gotten engaged to a young woman. Bree is flabbergasted and quickly suspects (correctly) he is marrying the woman for her money. Again at no point is the idea that Andrew might be bi even raised as a possibility--Andrew himself even tries to insist his homosexuality bing gay was a phase. Which is strange, because he alludes at being bisexual right after coming out ("I love vanilla ice cream, but once in a while I will be in mood for chocolate). Everyone, including himself, continues using the term gay for the next few seasons, though.



*** One of the three series' creators, Ryan Murphy, was [[WordOfGod reported to have apparently stated]] that the decision to make Blaine gay instead of bisexual was because "the [homosexual] kids need to know he's one of them." So, bisexual viewers don't need representation too?

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*** One of the three series' creators, Ryan Murphy, was [[WordOfGod reported to have apparently stated]] that the decision to make Blaine gay instead of bisexual was because "the [homosexual] [gay] kids need to know he's one of them." So, bisexual viewers don't need representation too?



* In ''Series/{{Girls}}'', Hannah's ex Elijah Krantz is generally portrayed as "having always been gay" despite his attraction to women in the past. He tries to "prove" he is bisexual, and him not enjoying the sex is seen as objective evidence for his homosexuality, ignoring what he identifies as.

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* In ''Series/{{Girls}}'', Hannah's ex Elijah Krantz is generally portrayed as "having always been gay" despite his attraction to women in the past. He tries to "prove" he is bisexual, and him not enjoying the sex is seen as objective evidence for his homosexuality, him being gay, ignoring what he identifies as.



* Leonardo da Vinci is generally believed to have been, if not flat-out homosexual, at least bisexual. ''Da Vinci's Demons'' portrays him as aggressively heterosexual. His one (off-screen) dalliance with a man is dismissed as "experimentation" and in contrast with his explicit sexual acts with many women, his one kiss with another man is a chaste kiss good-bye.

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* Leonardo da Vinci is generally believed to have been, if not flat-out homosexual, gay, at least bisexual. ''Da Vinci's Demons'' portrays him as aggressively heterosexual. His one (off-screen) dalliance with a man is dismissed as "experimentation" and in contrast with his explicit sexual acts with many women, his one kiss with another man is a chaste kiss good-bye.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry's grandfather (whose apparent no-exceptions homosexuality temporally threatens Fry's existence) turns a calendar page away from this month's sexy woman so he can peek at next month's sexy man. In the [=DVD=] commentary, Matt Groening asks "Exactly who is this calendar for?", a reference to FridgeLogic that's more fridgy if No Bisexuals are assumed. (Of course, the fact that the event takes place in 1947 does make the calendar's existence strange.)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry's grandfather (whose apparent no-exceptions homosexuality gayness temporally threatens Fry's existence) turns a calendar page away from this month's sexy woman so he can peek at next month's sexy man. In the [=DVD=] commentary, Matt Groening asks "Exactly who is this calendar for?", a reference to FridgeLogic that's more fridgy if No Bisexuals are assumed. (Of course, the fact that the event takes place in 1947 does make the calendar's existence strange.)
21st Apr '17 11:00:24 AM CJCroen1393
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* Mocked and defied in one of WebVideo/ThomasSanders' vines, which basically summed up the mentality of this trope.
-->'''Guy:''' (''to Thomas and his girlfriend'') So you like her, huh?\\
'''Thomas:''' Yes.\\
'''Guy:''' (''to Thomas and his boyfriend'') So you like ''him'' now?\\
'''Thomas:''' (''irritated'') Yes.\\
'''Guy:''' (''to Thomas while he's alone'') I don't get it. [[FalseDichotomy Who do you like: Girls? Boys?]]\\
'''Thomas:''' (''grabs him by the arms, understandably frustrated'') ''[[BiTheWay YES.]]''
7th Mar '17 7:18:53 AM FF32
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* In the dystopian setting of ''Film/TheLobster'', adults are forcibly paired up through a dating service. When David tries to sign up as a bisexual, he is informed that the option "no longer exists". After a long pause, he decides to sign up as straight.
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