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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).
10th Mar '17 7:30:45 PM Pichu-kun
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* Yumi is the uke to Sachiko's (and Sei's) seme in ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'', though the series typically avoids the archetype and it keeps it on a HideYourLesbians case. Yumi helped [[TropeCodefier codeify]] the way a uke should be in a yuri series. She's shorter than both Sachiko and Sei, wears GirlishPigtails, and is prone to bouts of awkwardness.

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* Yumi is the uke to Sachiko's (and Sei's) seme in ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'', though the series typically avoids the archetype and it keeps it on a HideYourLesbians case. Yumi helped [[TropeCodefier codeify]] [[TropeCodifier codify]] the way a an uke should be in a yuri series. She's shorter than both Sachiko and Sei, wears GirlishPigtails, and is prone to bouts of awkwardness.
10th Mar '17 7:01:50 PM Pichu-kun
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{{Shonen}} fandom has popularized another type where the AllLovingHero functions as the uke, at least physically, where his sheer niceness and adorableness wins over other characters.

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{{Shonen}} fandom has popularized another type where the AllLovingHero or StockShonenHero functions as the uke, at least physically, where his sheer niceness and adorableness wins over other characters.
10th Mar '17 7:00:36 PM Pichu-kun
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* Yumi is the uke to Sachiko's (and Sei's) seme in ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'', though the series typically avoids the archetype and it keeps it on a HideYourLesbians case.

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* Yumi is the uke to Sachiko's (and Sei's) seme in ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'', though the series typically avoids the archetype and it keeps it on a HideYourLesbians case. Yumi helped [[TropeCodefier codeify]] the way a uke should be in a yuri series. She's shorter than both Sachiko and Sei, wears GirlishPigtails, and is prone to bouts of awkwardness.



* Unusually, Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is usually portrayed as one of these in femslash works (especially [[IncestYayShipping Elsanna]] ones). It could stem from her somewhat anxious and awkward personality, the stereotypes about people in power, or Anna being more aggressive and boisterous. Though occasionally Anna gets this as well

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* Unusually, Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is usually portrayed as one of these in femslash works (especially [[IncestYayShipping Elsanna]] ones). It could stem from her somewhat anxious and awkward personality, the stereotypes about people in power, or Anna being more aggressive and boisterous. Though occasionally Anna gets this as wellwell.
8th Mar '17 7:23:46 AM CosmicFerret
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** ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' is an interesting example in that Miharu and his not-quite-love-interest Yoite [[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 [[BoysLoveNotes [[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).
25th Feb '17 9:35:18 PM puellapeanut
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** Italy is this when paired with pretty much anyone. Japan and Canada are too, as is China.

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** Italy is this when paired with pretty much anyone. Japan and Canada are too, as is China.[[DudeLooksLikeALady China]].


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** America, who is seme often, is usually the uke when he's paired up with Russia, though at the same time, they are one of the more "switchable" couples (though even then, Russia does most of the topping). If America is paired up with Germany, it could go either way - even when they're uke, neither of them are stereotypically "uke"; they just happen to bottom.
** Austria. Dear god, [[PrettyBoy Austria]] suffers the most from this *especially* when paired up with Prussia or Spain (both of whom he tops...less than 1% of the time.) Not to mention, it doesn't help than in canon, Austria sews, loves to bake, is by nature "prissy and refined" and would rather play his music than go out and fight wars. The fandom almost always has a field day with this and tends to really play up his [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide "girly" side]] to outrageous levels (making him shorter, more slender or just going all out and putting him in a tiny maid dress). Even when they don't, he's still uke to everyone - even Hungary, his "ex-wife".
19th Feb '17 5:59:31 AM BrownEmolga
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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 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 "receiving" half of a relationship. Typically the [[OppositesAttract polar opposite]] of the {{Seme}}, the Uke will almost invariably be 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]].
7th Feb '17 8:53:27 PM Monolaf317
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* ''A Kiss for the Petals'' series: [[{{Tsundere}} Reo]] [[ShrinkingViolet Kawamura]], to [[{{Tomboy}} Mai]] [[CovertPervert Sawaguchi's]] {{Seme}}.
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