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16th Sep '17 6:14:46 PM Malady
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See BoysLoveTypes for a list of standard seme and uke types.

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See BoysLoveTypes UsefulNotes/BoysLoveNotes for a list of standard seme and uke types.
16th Sep '17 7:26:20 AM Malady
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* Joshua Preston from ''BlissStageFirstAndFinalAct'' is the fiesty kind - Even when he isn't on the gay romantic path, he's the more submissive partner.
* Joshua from ''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.

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* Joshua Preston from ''BlissStageFirstAndFinalAct'' ''VisualNovel/BlissStageLoveIsYourWeapon'' is the fiesty kind - Even when he isn't on the gay romantic path, he's the more submissive partner.
* Joshua from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''. Though, Joshua is more of a subversion. He may be effeminate, sure, but he is also [[{{ManipulativeBastard}} manipulative]] {{manipulativ|eBastard}} and very emotionally closed off.
28th Aug '17 8:48:59 PM Monolaf317
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A character associated with the BoysLoveGenre, the Uke makes up the "receiving" half of a relationship. Typically the [[OppositesAttract polar opposite]] of the {{Seme}}, the Uke is sometimes [[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 (or "Neko") makes up the "receiving" half of a relationship. Typically the [[OppositesAttract polar opposite]] of the {{Seme}}, the Uke is sometimes [[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]].
28th Aug '17 8:44:55 PM Monolaf317
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A LipstickLesbian, in {{Yuri}}, or GirlsLove, who is openly attracted to someone can also take this role. That is, a female character who acts or looks openly masculine is actually ''more'' likely to be the uke, since this is usually equated with {{tomboy}}s and immaturity.

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A LipstickLesbian, in {{Yuri}}, or GirlsLove, who is openly attracted to someone can also take this role. That The irony is, a female character who acts or looks openly masculine is actually ''more'' likely to be the uke, since this is usually equated with {{tomboy}}s and immaturity.
13th Jun '17 7:28:13 PM Monolaf317
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* Any male Elven character from ''Literature/{{LordOfTheRings}}'' is considered this. No thanks to their slender features and feminine appearance. Legolas gets it worse, especially when paired up with Aragorn.

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* Any male Elven character from ''Literature/{{LordOfTheRings}}'' ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' is considered this. No thanks to their slender features and feminine appearance. Legolas gets it worse, especially when paired up with Aragorn.
12th Jun '17 7:39:24 PM Monolaf317
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A LipstickLesbian, in {{Yuri}}, or GirlsLove, who is openly attracted to someone can also take this role. That is, 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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A LipstickLesbian, in {{Yuri}}, or GirlsLove, who is openly attracted to someone can also take this role. That is, a female character who acts or looks openly masculine is actually ''more'' likely to be the uke, since this is usually equated with tomboys {{tomboy}}s and immaturity.
10th Jun '17 10:09:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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A LipstickLesbian, in {{Yuri}}, or GirlsLove, 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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A LipstickLesbian, in {{Yuri}}, or GirlsLove, who is openly attracted to someone can also take this role. That is, 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.
14th Apr '17 6:27:41 PM DraceEmpressa
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** Mitsunari and Motonari are also often portrayed as this. Helps that those two are even more girlier in terms of physical appearance than Yukimura, albeit different in terms of personality. Mitsunari is often perceived as a very violent {{Tsundere}} type A in the fandom, and Tsundere is often perceived as an uke characteristic. In short, he is a mix of type 3 and 4. [[ItsAllAboutMe Self-obsessed]] is also one of Motonari's defining trait, and often combined with the trope VanityIsFeminine in the eyes of fangirls, resulting him to be viewed as type 5 in the eyes of YaoiFangirl(s). Also, with his many KickTheDog moments, not to mention he have [[CombatStillettos heels]] in his boots, makes him often depicted as a {{Dominatrix}} uke in the fandom. Not power bottom uke, dominatrix uke.

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** Mitsunari and Motonari are also often portrayed as this. Helps that those two are even more girlier in terms of physical appearance than Yukimura, albeit different in terms of personality. Mitsunari is often perceived as a very violent {{Tsundere}} type A in the fandom, and Tsundere is often perceived as an uke characteristic. In short, he is a mix of type 3 and 4. [[ItsAllAboutMe Self-obsessed]] is also one of Motonari's defining trait, and often combined with the trope VanityIsFeminine in the eyes of fangirls, resulting him to be viewed as type 5 in the eyes of YaoiFangirl(s). Also, with his many KickTheDog moments, not to mention he have [[CombatStillettos [[CombatStilettos heels]] in his boots, makes him often depicted as a {{Dominatrix}} uke in the fandom. Not power bottom uke, dominatrix uke.
15th Mar '17 10:21:28 AM CJCroen1393
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** In later fanworks, however, it seems to be the other way around. Not without justification, seeing as in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', we see [[spoiler:Red and Blue as adults, and Red has become a not-quite-but-almost {{Hunk}} while Blue is a {{Bishonen}}]].
** Touya/Hilbert and N Harmonia from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' are weird examples as they tend to zig-zag this trope when paired together--while N is older, he's also much more naive and innocent (traits that the fandom likes to exaggerate to absurd levels) due to his sheltered upbringing. Hilbert is more worldly, but also younger and smaller. The two of them tend to play one role, [[{{Seme}} the other]], [[TakeAThirdOption both]] or [[AvertedTrope neither]] in fanworks as a result.
15th Mar '17 10:11:59 AM CJCroen1393
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** ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' is an interesting example in that Miharu and his not-quite-love-interest Yoite [[UsefulNotes/BoysLoveNotes both have a lot of common uke traits]]. Miharu has the aforementioned physical qualities plus being withdrawn with a lot of angst; Yoite is similarly delicate, withdrawn, and troubled. Yoite generally gets labelled as the {{seme}} because he's older than Miharu, a bit taller, and more violent, but on his own he's a textbook uke (and if their relationship were ever to move into sexual territory, Miharu would almost certainly be the initiator).

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** ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' is an interesting example in that Miharu and his not-quite-love-interest Yoite [[UsefulNotes/BoysLoveNotes both have a lot of common uke traits]]. Miharu has the aforementioned physical qualities plus being withdrawn with a lot of angst; Yoite is similarly delicate, withdrawn, and troubled. Yoite generally gets labelled as the {{seme}} because he's older than Miharu, a bit taller, and more violent, but on his own he's a textbook uke (and if their relationship were ever to move into sexual territory, Miharu [[TheTrickster Miharu]] would almost certainly be the initiator).
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