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18th Dec '17 12:31:12 AM EmeliaEr
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** Kurogane and Fai in ''Tsubasa''.

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** Kurogane and Fai in ''Tsubasa''.''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.
17th Dec '17 3:57:05 AM valar55
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Granted, a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. Yaoi Boys are also regularly portrayed by themes like TallDarkAndHandsome,CastFullOfPrettyBoys, DudeLooksLikeALady, and other highly appearance-based tropes.

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Granted, a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. Yaoi Boys are also regularly portrayed by themes like TallDarkAndHandsome,CastFullOfPrettyBoys, TallDarkAndHandsome, CastFullOfPrettyBoys, DudeLooksLikeALady, and other highly appearance-based tropes.
17th Dec '17 3:56:23 AM valar55
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Granted, a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. Yaoi Boys are also regularly portrayed by themes like TallDarkandHandsome, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, and other highly appearance-based tropes.

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Granted, a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. Yaoi Boys are also regularly portrayed by themes like TallDarkandHandsome, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, TallDarkAndHandsome,CastFullOfPrettyBoys, DudeLooksLikeALady, and other highly appearance-based tropes.
17th Dec '17 3:52:14 AM valar55
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In the West, gay men rarely appear outside of works being aimed for gay men (though this is changing with many series beginning to represent regular LGBTQA characters). However, one of the cultural quirks of Japan (though it is slowly bleeding over to the rest of the world) is the use of young gay men as {{Fanservice}} for girls or young women.

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In the West, gay men rarely appear outside of works being aimed for at gay men (though this is changing with many series beginning to represent regular LGBTQA characters). However, one of the cultural quirks of Japan (though it is slowly bleeding over to the rest of the world) is the use of young gay men as {{Fanservice}} for girls or young women.



But even outside of actual BL series, hints of male-male romances are often thrown in to help the series fanon [[MultipleDemographicAppeal appeal to other demographic groups]], though its main target audience is still overwhelmingly female. If there is a YaoiFangirl among the cast, it is not unlikely for her to try and [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope.

Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without gay subtext in the original work, due to the trope GuyOnGuyIsHot, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings. Something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- many of which may consider CanonDefilement. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Zoro and Sanji from ''Manga/OnePiece'', or the entire cast of ''Anime/{{Free}}''.

Granted a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. Yaoi Boys are also regularly portrayed by themes like Tall, Dark and Handsome, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, and other highly appearance-based tropes.

Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are always heavily subjected to the FemaleGaze which is parallel to the MaleGaze. And on the physical side, Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth which is the typical depiction of men in {{Shoujo}} and Josei manga. Some more modern works deviate from this ideal with buffer and older men rather than the standard {{Bishonen}} type.

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But even outside of actual BL series, hints of male-male romances romance are often thrown in to help the series fanon [[MultipleDemographicAppeal appeal to other demographic groups]], though its main target audience is still overwhelmingly female. If there is a YaoiFangirl among the cast, it is not unlikely for her to try and [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope.

Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without gay subtext in the original work, due to the trope GuyOnGuyIsHot, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings. Something shippings, something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- many of which many may consider CanonDefilement. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Zoro and Sanji from ''Manga/OnePiece'', or the entire cast of ''Anime/{{Free}}''.

Granted Granted, a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. Yaoi Boys are also regularly portrayed by themes like Tall, Dark and Handsome, TallDarkandHandsome, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, and other highly appearance-based tropes.

Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are always heavily subjected to the FemaleGaze FemaleGaze, which is parallel to the MaleGaze. And on the physical side, Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth which is the typical depiction of men in {{Shoujo}} and Josei manga. Some more modern works deviate from this ideal with buffer and older men rather than the standard {{Bishonen}} type.
7th Dec '17 1:10:27 PM WaterBlap
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* ''Manga/{{Vassalord}}'': Charley and Rayflo. Barry is a Yaoi Guy, and he [[RapeIsLove probably thinks he's this with Rayflo]], although [[StalkerWithACrush it's not reciprocated]].

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* ''Manga/{{Vassalord}}'': Charley and Rayflo. Barry is a Yaoi Guy, and he [[RapeIsLove probably thinks he's this with Rayflo]], Rayflo, although [[StalkerWithACrush it's not reciprocated]].
15th Nov '17 2:17:03 PM Narsil
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* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' world, quite a few groups and cultures are quite open about being gay. Two of Vanyel's lovers (the first and the last) are widely remembered along with him and ''[[Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy The Last Herald-Mage]]'' has him as its main character. The series main time frame also has Firesong, who seems unable to stay celibate very long.
4th Nov '17 7:13:46 PM rjd1922
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* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'': In the novels Yu Fan and Yu Lan--[[{{Twincest}} twins who take very intimate showers together and kiss each other on the lips]]--are actually ''[[YaoiGuys male]]'' instead of female.

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* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'': In the novels Yu Fan and Yu Lan--[[{{Twincest}} twins who take very intimate showers together and kiss each other on the lips]]--are actually ''[[YaoiGuys male]]'' ''male'' instead of female.



* Ritsuka and Soubi of ''{{Manga/Loveless}}''.

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* Main characters Ritsuka and Soubi of ''{{Manga/Loveless}}''.
11th Oct '17 5:33:28 PM rjd1922
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* The original ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime had a villainous example in the form of Zoisite and Kunzite. Creator/DiCEntertainment's dub [[HideYourLesbians censored this]] by [[ShesAManInJapan making Zoisite a woman]].
24th Sep '17 7:26:48 PM 900019
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* The uncensored first season of TheNineties ''Anime/SailorMoon'' shows a romantic relationship between two members of the Dark Kingdom, Kunzite and Zoisite. This is largely [[{{Bowdlerise}} censored]] in Creator/DiC North American release, mainly by [[ShesAManInJapan turning Zoisite into a woman]]. In the Cloverway-dubbed fourth season Fisheye is also turned into a woman, despite having "her" take "her" shirt off in one scene. It doesn't help that in the original Fisheye's voice sounds like a girl's. There are a lot of other [[HomoeroticSubtext slashy subtexts]] in the later volumes of the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga as well (although considering this is a well-rounded Shoujo manga, they're probably just covering their bases).
24th Sep '17 7:24:51 PM 900019
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* ''Manga/LitchiHikariClub'': Although not a shoujo manga, the main characters Zera and Jaibo are potrayed as an official couple.
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