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4th Sep '17 8:06:36 PM Peteman
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* Brutally deconstructed in ''Fanfic/TheLostKing''. King Garon is surrounded by many, many women who lust over him and desire to be with him...to the extent they [[DeadlyDecadentCourt have begun blackmailing, sabotaging, bullying and outright murdering]] each other to remove the competition. He is understandably horrified by and tired of this, but no matter what he does can't get rid of them for [[SlaveToPR political reasons]]. Gradually the infighting extends to start claiming people he genuinely loves, such as his wife and children, and he's helpless to do anything but watch.

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* Brutally deconstructed Deconstructed in ''Fanfic/TheLostKing''. King Garon is surrounded by many, many women who lust over him and desire to be with him...to the extent they [[DeadlyDecadentCourt have begun blackmailing, sabotaging, bullying and outright murdering]] each other to remove the competition. He is understandably horrified by and tired of this, but no matter what he does can't get rid of them for [[SlaveToPR political reasons]]. Gradually the infighting extends to start claiming people he genuinely loves, such as his wife and children, and he's helpless to do anything but watch.
21st Aug '17 6:27:05 PM tristan
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** The TropeNamer, both played straight and {{Deconstructed|Trope}}; Ranma's status as a ChickMagnet gives the JerkWithAHeartOfGold a fairly debilitating guilt trip. But though he's not enough of a cad to abuse the situation, it also soothes his [[TestosteronePoisoning manly]] {{Pride}} -- badly battered by his AttractiveBentGender curse. And though all the girls involved adore him, they're also rather exasperated by his [[CanNotSpitItOut wishy-washy]] attitude. It should be no surprise that the end-of-series [[spoiler:attempted marriage]] ended in a [[spoiler:BlastOut]].
*** Somewhat subverted during the Reversal Jewel arc when Shampoo, under the jewel's effect, attempts to leave the harem, Ranma rather insistently runs after her to get it back, at first because of her abrupt change of temperament and due to his ego rather than true feelings. Lampshaded by Cologne when she notes that he got so used to Shampoo chasing him, he ''had'' to find out why she stopped.
** Akane also has an unwanted harem: Ranma, Ryoga, Kuno, Shinnosuke. Especially at the beginning of the series where every morning before school she has to fight her way past a bunch of guys who think that if they beat her then she has to go out with them.

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** The TropeNamer, both played straight and {{Deconstructed|Trope}}; but it's an UnbuiltTrope due to predating modern harem anime; Ranma's status as a ChickMagnet gives the JerkWithAHeartOfGold a fairly debilitating guilt trip. But though is generally not much more than an annoyance to him. Though he's not enough of a cad to abuse the situation, it also soothes his [[TestosteronePoisoning manly]] {{Pride}} -- badly battered by his AttractiveBentGender curse. And though all the girls involved adore him, they're also rather exasperated by his [[CanNotSpitItOut wishy-washy]] attitude. It should be no surprise that the end-of-series [[spoiler:attempted marriage]] ended in a [[spoiler:BlastOut]].
*** Somewhat subverted ** Subverted during the Reversal Jewel arc when Shampoo, under the jewel's effect, attempts to leave the harem, Ranma rather insistently runs after her to get it back, at first because of her abrupt change of temperament and than due to his ego rather than true feelings. Lampshaded by Cologne when she notes that he got so used to Shampoo chasing him, he ''had'' to find out why she stopped.
** Akane also has an unwanted harem: Ranma, Ryoga, Kuno, Shinnosuke.Taken UpToEleven in Episode 4 of Season 2 where it's indicated (by way of FlashBack) there are at ''least'' two girls whose fathers Genma promised Ranma to long before he is even introduced to the rest of the cast. Ranma [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] this by asking 'How many more fiances do I have, anyway?' at the end of the episode.
** Akane.
Especially at the beginning of the series where every morning before school she has to fight her way past a bunch of guys who think that if they beat her then she has to go out with them.
16th Aug '17 12:28:22 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' plays it straight... [[GenreShift for about 2 volumes]], then [[SubvertedTrope subverts it]], [[AvertedTrope averts it]], [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]], and [[ZigZaggingTrope turns it upside down before playing it straight AGAIN. Maybe]]. [[TropeOverdosed Would you like a side of trope with that?]] It's unusual mainly because the male lead is ''[[AdorablyPrecociousChild 10 years old]]'', and all the girls (who are also his students) are well above his age (although still too young), so the romance is mostly played for laughs. The ones who ''do'' have serious romantic moments are Nodoka, Yue, Ako ([[LovesMyAlterEgo in love with his aged-up alter-ego]]), Makie, Chachamaru (a ''[[RobotGirl robot]]''), Ku Fei, [[{{Shotacon}} Ayaka]], Akira, Chisame, and Asuna ([[ShipTease maybe]]). Later he also has to deal with Anya, Shiori, and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Fate]]. And these are just the ones who can be described as having a ''serious'' crush. For the non-serious: Konoka mentioned that Negi would be attractive when he got older in an early volume, Setsuna had a pretty [[ShipTease shipteasy]] moment that Chamo noted sounded 'like a love confession' during the TournamentArc (though it turned into a [[SchoolgirlLesbians KonoSetsu]] moment pretty quickly), and Misa proposed the [[WifeHusbandry Reverse Hikaru Genji plan]], noting that if they waited five years it would be much more normal for the girls to go out with him and later also got a crush on his older counterpart. Overall, that's ''11 or 12'' that have a definite interest in him, and 3 more that have expressed at least a small attraction.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' plays it straight... [[GenreShift for about 2 volumes]], then [[SubvertedTrope subverts it]], [[AvertedTrope averts it]], [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]], and [[ZigZaggingTrope turns it upside down before playing it straight AGAIN. Maybe]]. [[TropeOverdosed Would you like a side of trope with that?]] It's unusual mainly because the male lead is ''[[AdorablyPrecociousChild 10 years old]]'', and all the girls (who are also his students) are well above his age (although still too young), so the romance is mostly played for laughs. The ones who ''do'' have serious romantic moments are Nodoka, Yue, Ako ([[LovesMyAlterEgo in love with his aged-up alter-ego]]), Makie, Chachamaru (a ''[[RobotGirl robot]]''), Ku Fei, [[{{Shotacon}} [[ComedicShotacon Ayaka]], Akira, Chisame, and Asuna ([[ShipTease maybe]]). Later he also has to deal with Anya, Shiori, and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Fate]]. And these are just the ones who can be described as having a ''serious'' crush. For the non-serious: Konoka mentioned that Negi would be attractive when he got older in an early volume, Setsuna had a pretty [[ShipTease shipteasy]] moment that Chamo noted sounded 'like a love confession' during the TournamentArc (though it turned into a [[SchoolgirlLesbians KonoSetsu]] moment pretty quickly), and Misa proposed the [[WifeHusbandry Reverse Hikaru Genji plan]], noting that if they waited five years it would be much more normal for the girls to go out with him and later also got a crush on his older counterpart. Overall, that's ''11 or 12'' that have a definite interest in him, and 3 more that have expressed at least a small attraction.



* In ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi'', Nakahito becomes the target of Kurumi, Karinka and [[{{Shotacon}} Koganei's]] affections.

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* In ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi'', Nakahito becomes the target of Kurumi, Karinka and [[{{Shotacon}} Koganei's]] Koganei's affections.
15th Aug '17 9:41:10 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', Galahad enters Castle Anthrax, which is full of women. He initially refuses their sexual advances, but by the time Lancelot shows up to rescue him from 'peril', he doesn't want to leave.

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* In ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', Galahad enters gets sidetracked to Castle Anthrax, which is full of women. women bent on seducing him. He initially refuses their sexual advances, but by the time Lancelot shows up to rescue him from 'peril', "peril," he doesn't want to leave.
13th Aug '17 3:55:25 PM fruitstripegum
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* Maria attracts just about every eligible bachelor in ''Series/MariaLaDelBarrio'', as does Luis Fernando with most of the women.
9th Aug '17 2:03:35 PM fruitstripegum
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* In ''Anime/{{Fractale}}'', Phryne, Nessa, and Enri all seem to have some sort of feeling for Clain, but he only has feelings for Phryne.
8th Aug '17 2:31:20 PM fruitstripegum
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* In ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'', almost every main girl is somewhat romantically related to Junichi.
6th Aug '17 11:54:48 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''Manga/PlaceToPlace'': Io has one, although, being ObliviousToLove, he doesn't notice that he has one.
31st Jul '17 3:56:53 AM grammy
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** As of ''Darkness'' roughly 7-8 women all having varying interests in him and there's even a few women who could potentially become part of the harem should circumstances permit.

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** As of ''Darkness'' ''Darkness'', roughly 7-8 women 10 girls all having have varying interests degrees of interest in him and there's there are even a few women who could potentially become part of the harem. [[spoiler: In the end of the series, the unwanted part is played straight; Rito claims that Haruna is his number 1 and he rejects the idea of an harem should circumstances permit.(so does Haruna). However, because the finale is ambiguous, the girls are still vying for his affection and it is unknown if he will change his mind.]]
23rd Jul '17 12:26:41 PM fruitstripegum
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* Yurio of ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' has an entire club of fangirls who are infatuated with him. He just finds it annoying.
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