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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.
10th Mar '17 7:06:30 PM Pichu-kun
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* Tetsuo from ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' is a [[{{transsexual}} trans man]] but plays this to his friend [[spoiler:and eventual boyfriend]] Taichi. He's handsome, well-dressed, and reserved GuileHero while Taichi is {{adorkable}}, is DisguisedInDrag for a chunk of the series, and is a DistressedDude. Tetsuo also has heavy BrokenAce elements and has a buttload of problems, though Taichi becoming his OnlyFriend helps. Tetsuo being seme material is lampshaded when Taichi imagines them having sex, with Tetsuo on top and Taichi crossdressing and on the bottom.

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* Tetsuo from ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' is a [[{{transsexual}} trans man]] but plays this to his friend [[spoiler:and eventual boyfriend]] Taichi. He's a handsome, well-dressed, and reserved GuileHero while Taichi is {{adorkable}}, is DisguisedInDrag for a chunk of the series, and is a DistressedDude. Tetsuo also has heavy BrokenAce elements and has a buttload of problems, though Taichi becoming his OnlyFriend helps. Tetsuo being seme material is lampshaded when Taichi imagines them having sex, with Tetsuo on top and Taichi crossdressing and on the bottom.
10th Mar '17 7:05:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* Ban when paired with Ginji on ''Manga/GetBackers''.



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



** Stan is often a uke because of his cute looks and emotional nature, except when he's paired with Kyle who is usually given a heavy dose of {{wimpification}} (it could be argued with their canon personalities Kyle is closer to the "seme" stereotype).

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** Stan is often a an uke because of his cute looks and emotional nature, except when he's paired with Kyle who is usually given a heavy dose of {{wimpification}} (it could be argued with their canon personalities Kyle is closer to the "seme" stereotype).




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* Ban when paired with Ginji on ''Manga/GetBackers''.
8th Mar '17 7:20:22 AM CosmicFerret
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Since [[BoysLoveGenre Boys Love]] is a sub genre of {{Shoujo}} manga. Expect to see the Seme and {{Uke}} written with tropes common to that genre. Such as [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys hot bad boy]] with a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]] to the [[TheStoic ice king]] whose heart can only be [[DefrostingIceQueen tha]][[{{Kuudere}} wed]] by ThePowerOfLove to the KnightInShiningArmor who's always there to [[RescueRomance rescue]] or protect his beloved. See BoysLoveNotes for a list of standard seme and uke types. One of the attractions of Boys Love works, however, is that since the uke is male, and thus a legitimate object of desire, it's easier for the female reader to place herself in the dominant role than it is in a heterosexual romance.

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Since [[BoysLoveGenre Boys Love]] is a sub genre of {{Shoujo}} manga. Expect to see the Seme and {{Uke}} written with tropes common to that genre. Such as [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys hot bad boy]] with a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]] to the [[TheStoic ice king]] whose heart can only be [[DefrostingIceQueen tha]][[{{Kuudere}} wed]] by ThePowerOfLove to the KnightInShiningArmor who's always there to [[RescueRomance rescue]] or protect his beloved. See BoysLoveNotes UsefulNotes/BoysLoveNotes for a list of standard seme and uke types. One of the attractions of Boys Love works, however, is that since the uke is male, and thus a legitimate object of desire, it's easier for the female reader to place herself in the dominant role than it is in a heterosexual romance.
28th Feb '17 7:34:50 PM nombretomado
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* [[BigBad Gauron]] from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. No, seriously, Shoji Gatoh himself mercilessly teases at the idea of him and [[{{Uke}} Sousuke]]. Funnily {{lampshaded}} in an episode of ''LuckyStar'' (which he had a hand in), where a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/OhLord.jpg hardcore yaoi doujinshi]] of Gauron with a [[FetishFuel bound Sousuke]] is shown. Kagami is shown to [[LuminescentBlush turn bright red]] while reading it, even yelling out, "Whoah, Gauron is really giving it to Sousuke!" And in the novels themselves, Gauron makes it very clear that he wanted to fuck Sousuke up the ass. He is also [[OneHeadTaller noticeably taller]] than Sousuke, is a ''lot'' more aggressive, and has a much lower voice. Oh, and Sousuke's status as {{uke}} is mentioned by Kaname in one of the novel's side stories, where she giggles and says that he would be the "receiver". Not to mention how he would even top and ''completely'' dominate ''[[TheBigGuy Dunnigan]]'' for Christ's sake. Seriously, for him to be able to make a tough, macho man like that [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gauron_RapeFace.jpg whimper]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gauron_Raep2.jpg and]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gauron_Raep.jpg submit]] to him, there really should be no doubt that he would always be the one raping people and never the other way around.

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* [[BigBad Gauron]] from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. No, seriously, Shoji Gatoh himself mercilessly teases at the idea of him and [[{{Uke}} Sousuke]]. Funnily {{lampshaded}} in an episode of ''LuckyStar'' ''Anime/LuckyStar'' (which he had a hand in), where a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/OhLord.jpg hardcore yaoi doujinshi]] of Gauron with a [[FetishFuel bound Sousuke]] is shown. Kagami is shown to [[LuminescentBlush turn bright red]] while reading it, even yelling out, "Whoah, Gauron is really giving it to Sousuke!" And in the novels themselves, Gauron makes it very clear that he wanted to fuck Sousuke up the ass. He is also [[OneHeadTaller noticeably taller]] than Sousuke, is a ''lot'' more aggressive, and has a much lower voice. Oh, and Sousuke's status as {{uke}} is mentioned by Kaname in one of the novel's side stories, where she giggles and says that he would be the "receiver". Not to mention how he would even top and ''completely'' dominate ''[[TheBigGuy Dunnigan]]'' for Christ's sake. Seriously, for him to be able to make a tough, macho man like that [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gauron_RapeFace.jpg whimper]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gauron_Raep2.jpg and]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gauron_Raep.jpg submit]] to him, there really should be no doubt that he would always be the one raping people and never the other way around.
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