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6th Sep '17 9:23:44 AM pecbounce
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A character associated with the [[BoysLoveGenre Yaoi genre]], the Seme (or "Tachi") makes up the "giving" half of the relationship and is often (though not always) more masculine than the {{Uke}}. In extreme cases this is signified by him being OneHeadTaller than the {{Uke}} though in more modern works this has become much rarer with the {{Uke}} and Seme being roughly the same height. If he wears glasses, they'll probably be thin-rimmed so it will make him look [[StoicSpectacles sophisticated, intelligent]] and/or [[ScaryShinyGlasses sinister]] (not to mention a lot more [[BespectacledBastardBoyfriend brutal]]). The Seme is often the aggressive pursuer in a relationship, and in the cases where the {{Uke}} takes up that role, the Seme will still [[IncrediblyLamePun come out on top]] when it comes to the lovemaking. [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence Sometimes violently]]. Can be a BastardBoyfriend.

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A character role associated with the [[BoysLoveGenre Yaoi genre]], the Seme (or "Tachi") makes up the "giving" half "giving half" of the same-sex relationship and is often (though not always) more masculine than the {{Uke}}.{{Uke}} (whereas in real life, sex roles are generally not as rigid as that portrayed in Yaoi and are also not "assigned" according to perceived masculinity). In extreme cases this is signified by him being OneHeadTaller than the {{Uke}} though in more modern works this has become much rarer with the {{Uke}} and Seme being roughly the same height. If he wears glasses, they'll probably be thin-rimmed so it will make him look [[StoicSpectacles sophisticated, intelligent]] and/or [[ScaryShinyGlasses sinister]] (not to mention a lot more [[BespectacledBastardBoyfriend brutal]]). The Seme is often the aggressive pursuer in a relationship, and in the cases where the {{Uke}} takes up that role, the Seme will still [[IncrediblyLamePun come out on top]] when it comes to the lovemaking. [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence Sometimes violently]]. Can be a BastardBoyfriend.
28th Aug '17 8:48:38 PM Monolaf317
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A character associated with the [[BoysLoveGenre Yaoi genre]], the Seme makes up the "giving" half of the relationship and is often (though not always) more masculine than the {{Uke}}. In extreme cases this is signified by him being OneHeadTaller than the {{Uke}} though in more modern works this has become much rarer with the {{Uke}} and Seme being roughly the same height. If he wears glasses, they'll probably be thin-rimmed so it will make him look [[StoicSpectacles sophisticated, intelligent]] and/or [[ScaryShinyGlasses sinister]] (not to mention a lot more [[BespectacledBastardBoyfriend brutal]]). The Seme is often the aggressive pursuer in a relationship, and in the cases where the {{Uke}} takes up that role, the Seme will still [[IncrediblyLamePun come out on top]] when it comes to the lovemaking. [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence Sometimes violently]]. Can be a BastardBoyfriend.

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A character associated with the [[BoysLoveGenre Yaoi genre]], the Seme (or "Tachi") makes up the "giving" half of the relationship and is often (though not always) more masculine than the {{Uke}}. In extreme cases this is signified by him being OneHeadTaller than the {{Uke}} though in more modern works this has become much rarer with the {{Uke}} and Seme being roughly the same height. If he wears glasses, they'll probably be thin-rimmed so it will make him look [[StoicSpectacles sophisticated, intelligent]] and/or [[ScaryShinyGlasses sinister]] (not to mention a lot more [[BespectacledBastardBoyfriend brutal]]). The Seme is often the aggressive pursuer in a relationship, and in the cases where the {{Uke}} takes up that role, the Seme will still [[IncrediblyLamePun come out on top]] when it comes to the lovemaking. [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence Sometimes violently]]. Can be a BastardBoyfriend.
16th Aug '17 12:57:02 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s [[BastardBoyfriend Seishirou Sakurazuka]] is ''very much'' the classic seme to long-suffering [[{{Uke}} Subaru Sumeragi]] with no exceptions. Seishirou is nine years older, he's TallDarkAndHandsome; he is the one who begins a MindGameShip with Subaru starting when ''[[{{Shotacon}} Subaru's a little nine year old boy'']]''. Subaru remains utterly unaware that his very life is being bet upon until Seishirou finally and brutally reveals his true nature at the end of ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' - albeit in a rather touchy-feely way. Not to mention as further shown in the follow-up, ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', that Seishirou is extremely possessive, still extremely powerful, still touchy-feely and sadistic. His sophisticated, sensual and AffablyEvil nature is a great counterpart to the gentle, beautiful and broken [[{{Uke}} Subaru]] in every way.

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* Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s [[BastardBoyfriend Seishirou Sakurazuka]] is ''very much'' the classic seme to long-suffering [[{{Uke}} Subaru Sumeragi]] with no exceptions. Seishirou is nine years older, he's TallDarkAndHandsome; he is the one who begins a MindGameShip with Subaru starting when ''[[{{Shotacon}} ''[[PaedoHunt Subaru's a little nine year old boy'']]''. Subaru remains utterly unaware that his very life is being bet upon until Seishirou finally and brutally reveals his true nature at the end of ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' - albeit in a rather touchy-feely way. Not to mention as further shown in the follow-up, ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', that Seishirou is extremely possessive, still extremely powerful, still touchy-feely and sadistic. His sophisticated, sensual and AffablyEvil nature is a great counterpart to the gentle, beautiful and broken [[{{Uke}} Subaru]] in every way.
5th Aug '17 3:03:56 PM LunaMalfoy7
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* Nagisa is this in ''WebAnimation/FiftyPercentOff''. He even has a tattoo on his chest that says "Swim Seme".
13th Jun '17 7:31:50 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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In yuri, or GirlsLove, an OneeSama or ButchLesbian who is openly attracted to someone can also take this role. Ironically, a female character who acts or looks openly masculine is actually ''less'' likely to be the seme, since this is usually equated with {{tomboy}}s and immaturity. The OneeSama is likely to be more aggressive and mature, leaning towards TheVamp or FemmeFatale in appearance.

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In yuri, or GirlsLove, an OneeSama or ButchLesbian who is openly attracted to someone can also take this role. Ironically, a female character who acts or looks openly masculine is actually ''less'' likely to be the seme, since this is usually equated with {{tomboy}}s and immaturity. The OneeSama is likely to be more aggressive and mature, leaning towards TheVamp or FemmeFatale in appearance.
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12th Jun '17 7:39:45 PM Monolaf317
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In yuri, or GirlsLove, an OneeSama or ButchLesbian who is openly attracted to someone can also take this role. Ironically, a female character who acts or looks openly masculine is actually ''less'' likely to be the seme, since this is usually equated with tomboys and immaturity. The OneeSama is likely to be more aggressive and mature, leaning towards TheVamp or FemmeFatale in appearance.

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\nIn yuri, or GirlsLove, an OneeSama or ButchLesbian who is openly attracted to someone can also take this role. Ironically, a female character who acts or looks openly masculine is actually ''less'' likely to be the seme, since this is usually equated with tomboys {{tomboy}}s and immaturity. The OneeSama is likely to be more aggressive and mature, leaning towards TheVamp or FemmeFatale in appearance.
20th Apr '17 12:06:47 PM Pichu-kun
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* Zoey is always this to Dawn. She has a prince motif while Dawn has a princess one, and Dawn is the more feminine and inexperienced Coordinator.



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': When it comes to Ash/Gary, Gary is almost always written in-line as a stereotypical seme. He's more cocky and "cool looking" than the cuter, {{keet}} Ash.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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When it comes to Ash/Gary, Gary is almost always written in-line as a stereotypical seme. He's more cocky and "cool looking" than the cuter, {{keet}} Ash.Ash.
** Zoey is always this to Dawn. She has a prince motif while Dawn has a princess one, and Dawn is the more feminine and inexperienced Coordinator.




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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** This is how Riku usually winds up in {{slash|Fic}}ed with Sora.
** Same deal for Axel with Roxas.
** And [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Terra with Ven]].
** [[OverlyLongGag And]] [[FoeYay Vanitas]] [[ScrewYourself with Ven]]. [[spoiler: It depends on how much of a Seme Vanitas actually ''is'', given how he looks just like Sora...]]



* This is how [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts Riku]] usually winds up in {{slash|Fic}}ed with Sora.
** Same deal for Axel with Roxas.
** And [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Terra with Ven]].
** [[OverlyLongGag And]] [[FoeYay Vanitas]] [[ScrewYourself with Ven]]. [[spoiler: It depends on how much of a Seme Vanitas actually ''is'', given how he looks just like Sora...]]
2nd Apr '17 4:51:27 PM puellapeanut
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** The same also goes for America when paired with England, though England is often portrayed as a Seme as well, especially if he's a Pirate, Knight, Punk, or Police. America however, is almost always seme with Japan, Lithuania or Canada; likewise, in 99% of Prussia/Austria fanfic, Prussia is seme to Austria who gets his {{Uke}} side played up in turn.
** In fanfic, Russia tends to be seme usually (considering his height, build and "hidden darker nature"); especially for instance with America (though they can switch) and always to China.

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** The same also goes for America when paired with England, though England is often portrayed as a Seme as well, especially if he's a Pirate, Knight, Punk, or Police. America however, is almost always seme with Japan, Lithuania or Canada; likewise, in 99% 99.9% of Prussia/Austria fanfic, Prussia is seme to Austria who gets his {{Uke}} side played up in turn.turn, contrasting even more with Prussia's almost bad-boy, naughty personality.
** In fanfic, Russia tends to be seme usually almost always (considering his height, build and "hidden darker nature"); especially for instance with America (though they can switch) and always to China.
21st Mar '17 12:43:48 AM Axeo
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A character associated with the [[BoysLoveGenre Yaoi genre]], the Seme makes up the "giving" half of the relationship and is often (though not always more masculine) than the {{Uke}}. In extreme cases this is signified by him being OneHeadTaller than the {{Uke}} though in more modern works this has become much rarer with the {{Uke}} and Seme being roughly the same height. If he wears glasses, they'll probably be thin-rimmed so it will make him look [[StoicSpectacles sophisticated, intelligent]] and/or [[ScaryShinyGlasses sinister]] (not to mention a lot more [[BespectacledBastardBoyfriend brutal]]). The Seme is often the aggressive pursuer in a relationship, and in the cases where the {{Uke}} takes up that role, the Seme will still [[IncrediblyLamePun come out on top]] when it comes to the lovemaking. [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence Sometimes violently]]. Can be a BastardBoyfriend.

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A character associated with the [[BoysLoveGenre Yaoi genre]], the Seme makes up the "giving" half of the relationship and is often (though not always always) more masculine) masculine than the {{Uke}}. In extreme cases this is signified by him being OneHeadTaller than the {{Uke}} though in more modern works this has become much rarer with the {{Uke}} and Seme being roughly the same height. If he wears glasses, they'll probably be thin-rimmed so it will make him look [[StoicSpectacles sophisticated, intelligent]] and/or [[ScaryShinyGlasses sinister]] (not to mention a lot more [[BespectacledBastardBoyfriend brutal]]). The Seme is often the aggressive pursuer in a relationship, and in the cases where the {{Uke}} takes up that role, the Seme will still [[IncrediblyLamePun come out on top]] when it comes to the lovemaking. [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence Sometimes violently]]. Can be a BastardBoyfriend.
10th Mar '17 7:32:30 PM Pichu-kun
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* Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s [[BastardBoyfriend Seishirou Sakurazuka]] is ''very much'' the classic seme to long-suffering [[{{Uke}} Subaru Sumeragi]] with no exceptions. Seishirou is nine years older, he's TallDarkAndHandsome; he is the one who begins a MindGameShip with Subaru starting when [[{{Shotacon}} Subaru's ''a little nine year old boy'']]. Subaru remains utterly unaware that his very life is being bet upon until Seishirou finally and brutally reveals his true nature at the end of ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' - albeit in a rather touchy-feely way. Not to mention as further shown in the follow-up, ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', that Seishirou is extremely possessive, still extremely powerful, still touchy-feely and sadistic. His sophisticated, sensual and AffablyEvil nature is a great counterpart to the gentle, beautiful and broken [[{{Uke}} Subaru]] in every way.

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* Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s [[BastardBoyfriend Seishirou Sakurazuka]] is ''very much'' the classic seme to long-suffering [[{{Uke}} Subaru Sumeragi]] with no exceptions. Seishirou is nine years older, he's TallDarkAndHandsome; he is the one who begins a MindGameShip with Subaru starting when [[{{Shotacon}} ''[[{{Shotacon}} Subaru's ''a a little nine year old boy'']].boy'']]''. Subaru remains utterly unaware that his very life is being bet upon until Seishirou finally and brutally reveals his true nature at the end of ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' - albeit in a rather touchy-feely way. Not to mention as further shown in the follow-up, ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', that Seishirou is extremely possessive, still extremely powerful, still touchy-feely and sadistic. His sophisticated, sensual and AffablyEvil nature is a great counterpart to the gentle, beautiful and broken [[{{Uke}} Subaru]] in every way.



* Though their relationship is [[HideYourLesbians very reserved]], Sachiko from ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' plays this to Yumi (and might be a TropeCodefier in the YuriGenre). She's TheOjou, is tall, and is stoic but is still affectionate to Yumi. In contrast Yumi is the more emotional, younger looking and awkward girl who wears GirlishPigtails.

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* Though their relationship is [[HideYourLesbians very reserved]], Sachiko from ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' plays this to Yumi (and might be a TropeCodefier TropeCodifier in the YuriGenre). She's TheOjou, is tall, and is stoic but is still affectionate to Yumi. In contrast Yumi is the more emotional, younger looking and awkward girl who wears GirlishPigtails.
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