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18th Jul '16 10:17:48 AM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': [[spoiler: Touga]] is raped by his stepfather in the movie which makes all his relationships with both men and women fall into nightmare territory. He [[TheCasanova goes through woman like tissue paper]], [[spoiler: sleeps with Miki in a scene hinting at dubious consent in the novels]], has a close relationship with his adoptive sister Nanami, has a thing for Utena (and approaches her in the novels after his 'scene' with Miki which makes Miki worry for her), and is implied to have slept with Akio. The relationship between Nanami and Touga especially falls into NoYay, thanks to her sheer obsession with him and the way he emotionally manipulates her. It all reaches a head in episode 32, in which Touga suddenly tries to rape Nanami in Akio's car (which she fights off in horror) and gets angry because if sex isn't what she wanted, then what does she want? Actually, the sheer level of bullshit he pulls on her in that episode is nightmarish in itself. This careens straight into fridge horror territory if you buy the theory that he was molested by his step father. That Touga's idea of family love has been so completely warped makes the entire mess between the two of them chilling, to say the least.
7th Jun '16 6:31:24 PM Willbyr
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* Legato Bluesummers from the ''{{Trigun}}'' manga is shown to have been raped (possibly numerous times) by the town mayor, or someone like a mayor. After he gets rescued by Knives he is later seen being only attracted to and in love with men (namely Knives and possibly [[FoeYay Vash]].)[[note]]Though [[TwinThreesomeFantasy that could be considered]] SingleTargetSexuality.[[/note]]
* Suzu from the ''PeacemakerKurogane'' manga. He was "adopted" by a rich old man and raped. [[UnfortunateImplications This apparently caused him to become homosexual]] (as well as AxCrazy). It's pretty obvious when he wears nail polish, effeminate clothes, lipstick, flirts with men, and acts like a StalkerWithACrush with Tetsunosuke.
* Genkaku from ''DeadmanWonderland'', after getting repeatedly raped and beaten by a group of bullies (who were monk trainees like him) at the temple during his childhood, became gay. He seems to express disgust and contempt towards women, and is [[InLoveWithYourCarnage shown to have a strong attraction to Nagi]]. In fact, he pretty much confesses to Nagi that he "loved him."

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* Legato Bluesummers from the ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' manga is shown to have been raped (possibly numerous times) by the town mayor, or someone like a mayor. After he gets rescued by Knives he is later seen being only attracted to and in love with men (namely Knives and possibly [[FoeYay Vash]].)[[note]]Though [[TwinThreesomeFantasy that could be considered]] SingleTargetSexuality.[[/note]]
* Suzu from the ''PeacemakerKurogane'' ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'' manga. He was "adopted" by a rich old man and raped. [[UnfortunateImplications This apparently caused him to become homosexual]] (as well as AxCrazy). It's pretty obvious when he wears nail polish, effeminate clothes, lipstick, flirts with men, and acts like a StalkerWithACrush with Tetsunosuke.
* Genkaku from ''DeadmanWonderland'', ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', after getting repeatedly raped and beaten by a group of bullies (who were monk trainees like him) at the temple during his childhood, became gay. He seems to express disgust and contempt towards women, and is [[InLoveWithYourCarnage shown to have a strong attraction to Nagi]]. In fact, he pretty much confesses to Nagi that he "loved him."



* ''SakuraGari'': Definitely [[spoiler: Masataka]] is going this way, but he manages to ''just'' scrape through on a subversion in that [[spoiler: Masataka ''was'' turned on when Souma hit on him in the library back in the very first chapter, indicating at least [[BiTheWay some kind of attraction before that point]] ]], but it still swerves close enough to this trope played straight to be a little [[UnfortunateImplications uncomfortable]]. The fact that their relationship before this point was rather more pure and platonic with serious HoYay subtext could also be seen as another way this trope was subverted. It's still not a nice outcome for the poor boy, though.

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* ''SakuraGari'': ''Manga/SakuraGari'': Definitely [[spoiler: Masataka]] is going this way, but he manages to ''just'' scrape through on a subversion in that [[spoiler: Masataka ''was'' turned on when Souma hit on him in the library back in the very first chapter, indicating at least [[BiTheWay some kind of attraction before that point]] ]], but it still swerves close enough to this trope played straight to be a little [[UnfortunateImplications uncomfortable]]. The fact that their relationship before this point was rather more pure and platonic with serious HoYay subtext could also be seen as another way this trope was subverted. It's still not a nice outcome for the poor boy, though.
27th May '16 10:14:09 AM Katsuhagi
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* Holly, from Rubyfruit Jungle, was [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization raped by her female roommate]], which helped her realize that was a lesbian.

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* Holly, Molly, from Rubyfruit Jungle, was [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization raped by her female roommate]], which helped her realize that was a lesbian.
6th Feb '16 10:47:10 PM Duffan
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* Pussy Galore in the novel ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'' became a lsebian after she was molested by her uncle as a child. She "changes back" when Literature/JamesBond's appearance seduces her. In an interview, when discussing inspirations for playing her character, the actress who played Pussy Galore said something along the lines of "I knew she was a lesbian, so I tried to play somebody who had been abused as a child."

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* Pussy Galore in the novel ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'' became a lsebian lesbian after she was molested by her uncle as a child. She "changes back" when Literature/JamesBond's appearance seduces her. In an interview, when discussing inspirations for playing her character, the actress who played Pussy Galore said something along the lines of "I knew she was a lesbian, so I tried to play somebody who had been abused as a child."
29th Dec '15 1:35:02 PM Dravencour
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An exception is fanfiction. Many fanfics ''love'' this trope, using it [[SturgeonsLaw to an absurd degree]]. Hentai stories involving some form of rape of a target whose sexuality is [[IncompatibleOrientation not in preference of the rapist's gender]] are often guilty of this this as well. Related to CureYourGays (if the character embarks on pleasant heterosexual sex and consequently has a change of heart).

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An exception is fanfiction. Many fanfics ''love'' this trope, using it [[SturgeonsLaw to an absurd degree]]. Hentai stories involving some form of rape of a target whose sexuality is [[IncompatibleOrientation not in preference of the rapist's gender]] are often guilty of this this as well. Related to CureYourGays (if the character embarks on pleasant heterosexual sex and consequently has a change of heart).heart).
2nd Dec '15 1:17:57 PM bravo104
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* In ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'', Benny was gay, before meeting AM. However, it should be noted that AM is a psychotic almost physical god, who tortured him for a thousand years, made him from beautiful to looking like a monkey, and exaggerated his [[MurderArsonandJaywalking sexual]] [[BiggerisBetterinBed organs]].

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* In ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'', Benny was gay, before meeting AM. However, it should be noted that AM is a psychotic almost physical god, who tortured him for a thousand hundred and nine years, made him from beautiful to looking like a monkey, and exaggerated his [[MurderArsonandJaywalking sexual]] [[BiggerisBetterinBed organs]].
23rd Nov '15 12:35:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* This is assumed (by the other characters) to be the case with Beethoven in ''DogSeesGod''. Even after [[spoiler:he enters a relationship with CB]] it's unclear.

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* This is assumed (by the other characters) to be the case with Beethoven in ''DogSeesGod''.''Theatre/DogSeesGod''. Even after [[spoiler:he enters a relationship with CB]] it's unclear.
18th Oct '15 10:59:28 AM nombretomado
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* It was implied that this might be the case for Striker in ''Comicbook/AvengersAcademy'', who was molested by his manager as a young boy. However, his classmate [[PowerPack Julie Power]] shoots down this notion, and tells a crying Striker that his abuser does not hold that sort of power over him.

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* It was implied that this might be the case for Striker in ''Comicbook/AvengersAcademy'', who was molested by his manager as a young boy. However, his classmate [[PowerPack [[ComicBook/PowerPack Julie Power]] shoots down this notion, and tells a crying Striker that his abuser does not hold that sort of power over him.
15th Oct '15 7:00:36 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series by PiersAnthony, a female Adept[[note]]Brown, if you must know[[/note]] is lesbian because of rape in her childhood. Note that this was Anthony ''trying to be nice'' about lesbians, after people misinterpreted the [[DoesNotLikeMen man-hating]] Red Adept as lesbian earlier and wrote him angry letters. He was trying, but still missed the mark.

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* In the ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series by PiersAnthony, Creator/PiersAnthony, a female Adept[[note]]Brown, if you must know[[/note]] is lesbian because of rape in her childhood. Note that this was Anthony ''trying to be nice'' about lesbians, after people misinterpreted the [[DoesNotLikeMen man-hating]] Red Adept as lesbian earlier and wrote him angry letters. He was trying, but still missed the mark.
15th Oct '15 6:14:48 AM FF32
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* In one episode of the Netflix original series ''Orange is the New Black'', Vause threatens to rape Pennsatucky, and implies that [[HeteronormativeCrusader Pennsatucky]] will enjoy it so much that she will become gay. This is an unusual example in that it is a case where rape by another woman is implied to turn a woman gay, although it should be noted that this does not actually happen; Vause only threatens it.

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* In one episode of the Netflix original series ''Orange is the New Black'', ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Vause threatens to rape Pennsatucky, and implies that [[HeteronormativeCrusader Pennsatucky]] will enjoy it so much that she will become gay. This is an unusual example in that it is a case where rape by another woman is implied to turn a woman gay, although it should be noted that this does not actually happen; Vause only threatens it.
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