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29th Apr '16 1:56:00 AM TitoMosquito
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* In slash ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' fanfics and fanarts, Danny is typically the Uke while either Vlad or Dash are the Seme.
28th Apr '16 8:19:45 AM sorako
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* ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' has Taichi playing this to Tetsuo. UnluckyEverydude Taichi is commonly a DistressedDude, can be rather awkward, is HollywoodHomely, and has LovableCoward aspects. Tetsuo on the other hand is a confident, mysterious, and {{bishonen}} ByronicHero. It becomes even more noticeable when Taichi is DisguisedInDrag and he finds himself liking the idea of being Tetsuo's submissive crossdressing lover. At one point Taichi imagines him and Taichi sleeping together and at first sees him on top, as Tetsuo is [[{{transsexual}} assigned-female-at-birth]] but comes to the conclusion that it wouldn't work like that and Tetsuo would likely be the top.

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* ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' has Taichi playing this to Tetsuo. UnluckyEverydude Taichi is commonly a DistressedDude, can be rather awkward, is HollywoodHomely, and has LovableCoward aspects. Tetsuo on the other hand is a confident, mysterious, and {{bishonen}} ByronicHero. It becomes even more noticeable when Taichi is DisguisedInDrag and he finds himself liking the idea of being Tetsuo's submissive crossdressing lover. At one point point, Taichi imagines him and Taichi sleeping together and at first sees him Tetsuo on top, but as Tetsuo is [[{{transsexual}} assigned-female-at-birth]] but assigned-female-at-birth]], Taichi comes to the conclusion that it wouldn't work like that and Tetsuo would likely be the top.bottom.
25th Apr '16 3:11:19 PM Pichu-kun
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* An example of a [[strike: almost]] perfect uke is Sawada Tsunayoshi from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. C'mon, you know he's a bigtime uke when he's paired with 1-year-old ''Reborn'' and ''still'' bottoms. It doesn't help matters that [[SatelliteLoveInterest the girl he has a crush on]], who is supposed to be super-effeminate and "beautiful," looks like his identical twin...



** Despite being a MemeticBadass with a lot of SelfFansservice, Red is this to Blue in fanworks. His {{fanon}} stoic personality is changed to make him seem {{kuudere}}.

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** Despite being a MemeticBadass with a lot of SelfFansservice, SelfFanservice, Red is this to Blue in fanworks. His {{fanon}} stoic personality is changed to make him seem {{kuudere}}.


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* An example of a [[strike: almost]] perfect uke is Sawada Tsunayoshi from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. C'mon, you know he's a bigtime uke when he's paired with 1-year-old ''Reborn'' and ''still'' bottoms. It doesn't help matters that [[SatelliteLoveInterest the girl he has a crush on]], who is supposed to be super-effeminate and "beautiful," looks like his identical twin...
25th Apr '16 3:09:47 PM Pichu-kun
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* Allen from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' is the {{Shonen}} fandom MessianicArchetype. Being the shortest male in the main cast doesn't help his case. He's also ''very'' scrawny, and has a pretty baby face. Funny thing is how, even when paired with the women in fandom, a lot of cases still have ''him'' being the submissive one. Poor Allen doesn't get many chances to wear the pants in relationships.



* Kuroko from ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' is this in most fanworks.
* Gilbert Nightray from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is often treated this way. Sure, he's taller, and significantly older, but he still bottoms.
* Sena of ''{{Manga/Eyeshield 21}}'' is an uke along with being the fandom's {{little black dress}}. Considering he's an {{adorkable}}, cute little boy who quickly impresses every manly football player he encounters, it's no surprise that he's considered the ultimate uke of the series. So much, that sometimes he's portrayed as an uke even with his somewhat-canon girlfriend Suzuna, who is much more assertive than he is.



* Ivan Karelin had already struck many ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' fans as an uke, being a [[ShrinkingViolet timid]] {{Bishonen}} that is much shorter and slimmer than his more [[HeroicBuild heroically built]] compatriots. Then the fourth drama CD came out (read: the one where Keith cheerfully volunteers Ivan and himself to fill in as ''hosts for a gay club'') and said, "Yep, pretty much."
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Italy is this when paired with pretty much anyone. Japan and Canada are too, as is China.
** This also tends to happen to his brother, Romano, as fanon tends to make him into a raging {{Tsundere}}.
** There's also Finland being the Uke to Sweden's Seme.



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* This is usually inverted in ''Manga/BigWindup'' fanworks. Mihashi is a literal baseball pitcher and Abe is a catcher. Mihashi is a NervousWreck who ApologizesALot, is constantly blushing, and has self-confidence issues while Ace is a bossy PerpetualFrowner who is YoungerThanTheyLook. Ace is usually presented as the uke in romantic situations.
* Ash is the go-to uke in gay ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' ships involving him. He's an AllLovingHero and a {{keet}} so most fanworks put him in this situation, especially when paired with Gary or Paul. An exception seems to be Cilan, as despite being older and much taller than Ash he is often presented as more uke-ish due to his flamboyant and campy nature.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Despite being a MemeticBadass with a lot of SelfFansservice, Red is this to Blue in fanworks. His {{fanon}} stoic personality is changed to make him seem {{kuudere}}.
** Dawn is this in both her game counterpart and her anime counterpart, as she is a short GirlyGirl compared to several of the other girls she's paired with.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Italy is this when paired with pretty much anyone. Japan and Canada are too, as is China.
** This also tends to happen to his brother, Romano, as fanon tends to make him into a raging {{Tsundere}}.
** There's also Finland being the Uke to Sweden's Seme.
* Ivan Karelin had already struck many ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' fans as an uke, being a [[ShrinkingViolet timid]] {{Bishonen}} that is much shorter and slimmer than his more [[HeroicBuild heroically built]] compatriots. Then the fourth drama CD came out (read: the one where Keith cheerfully volunteers Ivan and himself to fill in as ''hosts for a gay club'') and said, "Yep, pretty much."
* Sena of ''{{Manga/Eyeshield 21}}'' is an uke along with being the fandom's {{little black dress}}. Considering he's an {{adorkable}}, cute little boy who quickly impresses every manly football player he encounters, it's no surprise that he's considered the ultimate uke of the series. So much, that sometimes he's portrayed as an uke even with his somewhat-canon girlfriend Suzuna, who is much more assertive than he is.
* Kuroko from ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' is this in most fanworks.
* Gilbert Nightray from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is often treated this way. Sure, he's taller, and significantly older, but he still bottoms.
* Allen from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' is the {{Shonen}} fandom MessianicArchetype. Being the shortest male in the main cast doesn't help his case. He's also ''very'' scrawny, and has a pretty baby face. Funny thing is how, even when paired with the women in fandom, a lot of cases still have ''him'' being the submissive one. Poor Allen doesn't get many chances to wear the pants in relationships.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Iruka is this in near always any ship involving him, whether it be the stoic Kakashi or even the boisterous Anko.
** Naruto is usually the uke when paired with Sasuke, though some fans invert the cliche. This often includes {{wimpification}} and exaggerating his {{keet}}-ness.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** This is how Sora winds up in fanfic pairing him with Riku.
** Same deal with Roxas when paired with Axel. Ventus usually gets this [[RapeIsLove bad]] with Vanitas.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Soft and effeminate Butters is invariably this in any pairing, straight or gay.
** Stan is often made into a uke due to his sensitivity and his design. The main exception seems to be with Kyle, who is near always a uke in ships (with his personality often being changed to seem {{tsundere}}).
** Tweek Tweak when paired with Craig Tucker in the fanfictions.
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** This is how Sora winds up in fanfic pairing him with Riku.
** Same deal with Roxas when paired with Axel. Ventus usually gets this [[RapeIsLove bad]] with Vanitas.



* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Marik is very much the oblivious {{Uke}} to Bakura's frustrated {{Seme}}. This is especially obvious in the spin-off fanfic ''Marik & Bakura Go to Censored Town'', which deliberately panders to [[{{Yaoi}} yaoi]] fangirls (for charity, of course). [[spoiler:Subverted in the end when Marik seduces Bakura, not the other way around.]]
** Another fic that he wrote for charity again shows that [[spoiler:Marik tops - it seems like Bakura is instead an AggressiveSubmissive and actively enjoys being the bottom.]]

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* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Marik is very much the oblivious {{Uke}} to Bakura's frustrated {{Seme}}. This is especially obvious in the spin-off fanfic ''Marik & Bakura Go to Censored Town'', which deliberately panders to [[{{Yaoi}} yaoi]] fangirls (for charity, of course). [[spoiler:Subverted in the end when Marik seduces Bakura, not the other way around.]]
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]] Another fic that he wrote for charity again shows that [[spoiler:Marik tops - it seems like Bakura is instead an AggressiveSubmissive and actively enjoys being the bottom.]]



* Tweek Tweak from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when paired with Craig Tucker in the fanfictions.
25th Apr '16 2:24:57 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' has Taichi playing this to Tetsuo. UnluckyEverydayDude Taichi is commonly a DistressedDude, can be rather awkward, is homely, and has LovableCoward aspects. Tetsuo on the other hand is a confident, mysterious, and {{bishonen}} ByronicHero. It becomes even more noticeable when Taichi is DisguisedInDrag and he finds himself liking the idea of being Tetsuo's submissive crossdressing lover. At one point Taichi imagines him and Taichi sleeping together and at first sees him on top, as Tetsuo is [[{{transsexual}} assigned-female-at-birth]] but comes to the conclusion that it wouldn't work like that and Tetsuo would likely be the top.

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* ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' has Taichi playing this to Tetsuo. UnluckyEverydayDude UnluckyEverydude Taichi is commonly a DistressedDude, can be rather awkward, is homely, HollywoodHomely, and has LovableCoward aspects. Tetsuo on the other hand is a confident, mysterious, and {{bishonen}} ByronicHero. It becomes even more noticeable when Taichi is DisguisedInDrag and he finds himself liking the idea of being Tetsuo's submissive crossdressing lover. At one point Taichi imagines him and Taichi sleeping together and at first sees him on top, as Tetsuo is [[{{transsexual}} assigned-female-at-birth]] but comes to the conclusion that it wouldn't work like that and Tetsuo would likely be the top.
25th Apr '16 2:22:47 PM Pichu-kun
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* Miharu from ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' is a good example, being a short, rail thin, {{stoic}} young boy surrounded by a bunch of tall slender {{Bishonen}}. It's not a Boy's Love series, but it comes [[HoYay pretty damn]] [[SerialEscalation close]].

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* ''Manga/NabariNoOu'':
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Miharu from ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' is a good example, being a short, rail thin, {{stoic}} young boy surrounded by a bunch of tall slender {{Bishonen}}. It's not a Boy's Love series, but it comes [[HoYay pretty damn]] [[SerialEscalation close]].



* Lampshaded in ''Anime/LuckyStar'' during a dodgeball game where [[YuriFan Hiy]][[YaoiFangirl ori]] said that she is the "uke", Japanese term for a defender when practicing martial arts, in an unintentional DoubleEntendre and FreudianSlip. She ''should'' have said ''mamori'', the correct term in context.
* In ''{{Manga/Genshiken}}'', Ogiue writes and draws [[BoysLove yaoi]] {{doujinshi}} about her fellow club members, casting Madarame as the passive {{uke}} and Sasahara as the aggressive {{seme}}. [[spoiler:Though she is mortified when Sasahara finds out, he accepts it as a work of art, not a projection on him. He also mentions he got....a man reaction...]]

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* Lampshaded in ''Anime/LuckyStar'' ''Manga/LuckyStar'' during a dodgeball game where [[YuriFan Hiy]][[YaoiFangirl ori]] said that she is the "uke", Japanese term for a defender when practicing martial arts, in an unintentional DoubleEntendre and FreudianSlip. She ''should'' have said ''mamori'', the correct term in context.
* In ''{{Manga/Genshiken}}'', ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'', Ogiue writes and draws [[BoysLove yaoi]] {{doujinshi}} about her fellow club members, casting Madarame as the passive {{uke}} and Sasahara as the aggressive {{seme}}. [[spoiler:Though she is mortified when Sasahara finds out, he accepts it as a work of art, not a projection on him. He also mentions he got....a man reaction...]]



* When it comes to ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', Sanada Yukimura is pretty much the designated Uke (albeit usually a very HotBlooded one). We can't exactly blame the fangirls though; not only is he [[{{Keigo}} archaically polite]], [[IdiotHero naive]], and [[BattleButler eager-to-please]] (not to mention a total {{Bishounen}}), he's also usually paired up with the pinnacle of [[TestosteronePoisoning GAR]] that is [[{{Seme}} Date Masamune]].

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* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'':
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When it comes to ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', Sanada Yukimura is pretty much the designated Uke (albeit usually a very HotBlooded one). We can't exactly blame the fangirls though; not only is he [[{{Keigo}} archaically polite]], [[IdiotHero naive]], and [[BattleButler eager-to-please]] (not to mention a total {{Bishounen}}), he's also usually paired up with the pinnacle of [[TestosteronePoisoning GAR]] that is [[{{Seme}} Date Masamune]].



* In ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'', [[spoiler:though it tends to move [[BreakTheCutie around]]]], Lucia is the seme, and Sumire the uke.
** It may be an inversion. Sumire appears to be an archetypal YuriGenre uke (always blushing, younger, cute, admires her seme, etc) but she actually seems to be closer to being the seme.

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* In ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'', [[spoiler:though it tends to move [[BreakTheCutie around]]]], Lucia is the seme, and Sumire the uke.
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uke. It may be an inversion. Sumire appears to be an archetypal YuriGenre uke (always blushing, younger, cute, admires her seme, etc) but she actually seems to be closer to being the seme.



* ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'' provides three different types of ukes. Misaki is type 2, Hiroki is type 3, and Shinobu a mix of both[[labelnote:*]]innocent and temperamental, if you're curious[[/labelnote]].
** It's adaptation, [[http://http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/SekaiichiHatsukoi Sekaiichi Hatsukoi]] also provides three types of ukes. Onodera being type 4, Chiaki being a mix of 1 and 2 and Kisa also being a mix, 2 and 4.

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* ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'' ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'':
** ''Junjou Romantica''
provides three different types of ukes. Misaki is type 2, Hiroki is type 3, and Shinobu a mix of both[[labelnote:*]]innocent and temperamental, if you're curious[[/labelnote]].
** It's Its adaptation, [[http://http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/SekaiichiHatsukoi Sekaiichi Hatsukoi]] ''Manga/SekaiichiHatsukoi'' also provides three types of ukes. Onodera being type 4, Chiaki being a mix of 1 and 2 and Kisa also being a mix, 2 and 4.



* Sena of ''{{Manga/Eyeshield 21}}'' is an uke along with being the fandom's {{little black dress}}. Considering he's an {{adorkable}}, cute little boy who quickly impresses every manly football player he encounters, it's no surprise that he's considered the ultimate uke of the series.
** So much, that sometimes he's portrayed as an uke even with his somewhat-canon girlfriend Suzuna, who is much more assertive than he is.

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* Sena of ''{{Manga/Eyeshield 21}}'' is an uke along with being the fandom's {{little black dress}}. Considering he's an {{adorkable}}, cute little boy who quickly impresses every manly football player he encounters, it's no surprise that he's considered the ultimate uke of the series.
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series. So much, that sometimes he's portrayed as an uke even with his somewhat-canon girlfriend Suzuna, who is much more assertive than he is.



* Italy is this when paired with pretty much anyone in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia.'' Japan and Canada are too, as is China.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
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Italy is this when paired with pretty much anyone in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia.'' anyone. Japan and Canada are too, as is China.



* Zoisite in the 90s anime of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is an interesting case in that his actual personality is anything but submissive, but around his older lover Kunzite he becomes totally smitten and demure, even going so far as to call him "-sama" at all times in the Japanese version.

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* Zoisite in the 90s anime of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is an interesting case in that his actual personality is anything but submissive, but around his older lover Kunzite he becomes totally smitten and demure, even going so far as to call him "-sama" at all times in the Japanese version.version.
* ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' has Taichi playing this to Tetsuo. UnluckyEverydayDude Taichi is commonly a DistressedDude, can be rather awkward, is homely, and has LovableCoward aspects. Tetsuo on the other hand is a confident, mysterious, and {{bishonen}} ByronicHero. It becomes even more noticeable when Taichi is DisguisedInDrag and he finds himself liking the idea of being Tetsuo's submissive crossdressing lover. At one point Taichi imagines him and Taichi sleeping together and at first sees him on top, as Tetsuo is [[{{transsexual}} assigned-female-at-birth]] but comes to the conclusion that it wouldn't work like that and Tetsuo would likely be the top.



* Joshua from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.
** Joshua is more of a subversion. He may be effeminate, sure, but he is also [[{{ManipulativeBastard}} manipulative]] and very emotionally closed off.

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* Joshua from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.
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''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''. Though, Joshua is more of a subversion. He may be effeminate, sure, but he is also [[{{ManipulativeBastard}} manipulative]] and very emotionally closed off.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' slash fanfictions and fanarts typically have Ben being the Uke while Kevin assume the {{Seme}} role. It sure helps that Kevin is taller than Ben and has a typical bad boy attitude, while Ben have become quite of a {{Bishonen}} after becoming a teenager in ''Alien Force''. Sadly, in canon, the two of them started out as [[ArchEnemy Arch-Enemies]], and while they are now best friends, they both have girlfriends now.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' slash ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'':
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fanfictions and fanarts typically have Ben being the Uke while Kevin assume the {{Seme}} role. It sure helps that Kevin is taller than Ben and has a typical bad boy attitude, while Ben have become quite of a {{Bishonen}} after becoming a teenager in ''Alien Force''. Sadly, in canon, the two of them started out as [[ArchEnemy Arch-Enemies]], and while they are now best friends, they both have girlfriends now.
20th Mar '16 10:19:06 AM Monolaf317
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** [[RuleOfThree And another]] example [[BreadEggsMilkSquick in the]] {{Hentai}} ''Gintai Saimin'' with Hitomi being a ''literal'' example of the Uke in a lesbian relationship, to Natsuko's {{Seme}}.
9th Feb '16 7:17:49 PM Monolaf317
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A character associated with the BoysLoveGenre, the Uke makes up the receptive half of a relationship. Typically the [[OppositesAttract polar opposite]] of the {{Seme}}, the Uke will almost invariably be [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide more feminine]] than his counterpart; just how much "more feminine" this can be varies, from simply looking more childish or "[[{{Bishonen}} beautiful]]", or being more emotional and/or [[LuminescentBlush blushy]] or just less overtly macho than his partner, to, on the other end of the spectrum, having outright [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdressing habits]]. Almost always, the Seme is OneHeadTaller than the Uke (or at least a few inches). So prevalent is this custom that a well-known (and oft derided) process in SlashFic is {{Wimpification}}, or feminizing one half of a slash pairing to fit this character type regardless of canon characterization. A major draw of the BoysLove is that you get two hot guys for the price of one, so in the more explicit titles expect to see lots of his [[{{Fanservice}} cute little bod]].

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A character associated with the BoysLoveGenre, the Uke makes up the receptive "receiving" half of a relationship. Typically the [[OppositesAttract polar opposite]] of the {{Seme}}, the Uke will almost invariably be [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide more feminine]] than his counterpart; just how much "more feminine" this can be varies, from simply looking more childish or "[[{{Bishonen}} beautiful]]", or being more emotional and/or [[LuminescentBlush blushy]] or just less overtly macho than his partner, to, on the other end of the spectrum, having outright [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdressing habits]]. Almost always, the Seme is OneHeadTaller than the Uke (or at least a few inches). So prevalent is this custom that a well-known (and oft derided) process in SlashFic is {{Wimpification}}, or feminizing one half of a slash pairing to fit this character type regardless of canon characterization. A major draw of the BoysLove is that you get two hot guys for the price of one, so in the more explicit titles expect to see lots of his [[{{Fanservice}} cute little bod]].
3rd Feb '16 6:13:52 AM Spindriver
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* In ''Film/BadEducation'', this is the role Juan plays in most of his relationships. He's submissive and compliant to Enrique in a CastingCouch situation where Juan agrees to sleep with Enrique in exchange for a role in Enrique's film. Juan's relationship with Sr Berenguer is similar, since Berenguer is his sugar daddy, but Juan is more of a {{Tsundere}} in this case. [[spoiler:Although subverted when it's revealed that Juan is manipulating both of them to get what he wants.]]

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* In ''Film/BadEducation'', this is the role Juan plays in most of his relationships. He's submissive and compliant to Enrique in a CastingCouch situation where Juan agrees to sleep with Enrique in exchange for a role in Enrique's film. Juan's relationship with Sr Berenguer is similar, since Berenguer is his sugar daddy, SugarDaddy, but Juan is more of a {{Tsundere}} in this case. [[spoiler:Although subverted when it's revealed that Juan is manipulating both of them to get what he wants.]]
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Ironically, in {{Yuri}}, or GirlsLove, a female character who acts or looks openly masculine is actually ''more'' likely to be the uke, since this is usually equated with tomboys and immaturity.

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Ironically, A LipstickLesbian, in {{Yuri}}, or GirlsLove, a who is openly attracted to someone can also take this role. That is, female character who acts or looks openly masculine is actually ''more'' likely to be the uke, since this is usually equated with tomboys and immaturity.
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