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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
**[[DeadpanSnarker Norway]] acts as this to the [[{{Keet}} excitable]], [[BoisterousBruiser overeager]] and somewhat [[DumbBlond dimwitted Denmark]].
**[[TheMeanBrit England]] often acts as this to his [[{{Foil}} foils]], the [[LoveFreak idealistic]], energetic and [[CloudCuckooLander overimaginative America]] and the [[DramaQueen overdramatic, swishy France]].
**[[NiceGuy Lithuania]] is the Straight Man to his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] [[ManChild Poland's strange antics]].
** [[TheStoic Japan]] is usually this for the Axis Powers.
6th Nov '16 12:33:12 PM wootzits
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', Tomoya often takes the role of the "Straight Man" in regards to pranking other characters, particularly Sunohara



* Firo tends to serve as the designated StraightMan in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. Typically, he has to deal with Isaac and Miria's shenanigans, but other ([[AxeCrazy usually profoundly violent]]) lunatics are happy to fill the role when the two aren't available.
* Beauty and Gasser from ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo''.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', Tomoya often takes the role of the "Straight Man" in regards to pranking other characters, particularly Sunohara.
* Natsuki plays this role in ''Manga/ChroniclesOfTheGoingHomeClub''. Her clubmates often say or do extremely unusual things, such as fighting bears, being so [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney absurdly rich]] to the point that spending money for them is the same as running tap water, or wanting to try eating the ice cream stuck on a lid as being the best part of it, only to then buy a popsicle instead.
* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' have Tadakuni towards the more oddball Hidenori and Yoshitake, and Tadakuni's DistaffCounterpart Habara towards Yanagin and Ikushima (who are Hidenori and Yoshitake's DistaffCounterpart respectively).
* Piccolo from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' certainly seems to fall into this role, particularly when [[IdiotHero Gotenks]] is involved.
* ''Manga/ExcelSaga'': Watanabe are Matsuya are the straight men for the somewhat hyperactive CasanovaWannabe Iwata, and, arguably, Sumiyoshi acts like this for all three of them when Watanabe and Matsuya are of the OnlySaneMan. Excel and Hyatt play Straight Woman to each other, as both have their bizzare quirks that rarely overlap, and to Il Palazzo, who is the ComicallySerious.



* Haré from ''Anime/HareGuu'' plays this role for pretty much everyone in the series.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': Kyon is the straight man for Haruhi's craziness. Though it has to be noted that [[DeadpanSnarker Kyon is damn hilarious on his own]], too.



* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': Kyon is the straight man for Haruhi's craziness. Though it has to be noted that [[DeadpanSnarker Kyon is damn hilarious on his own]], too.

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* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': Kyon is [[{{Tsundere}} For some reason]], Teana of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' usually gets this role in FanWebComics. This was pretty much acknowledged by the people behind the franchise when they gave us an official ''Nanoha'' parody {{Yonkoma}} where Teana played the straight man for Haruhi's craziness. Though it everyone. Even [[SugarAndIcePersonality Fate]]. [[http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/422/nanohaforce0113aeng.jpg See]].
* Sasshi Imamiya and Arumi Asahina from ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi''
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', anyone with darkness as a personality trait (Negi, Evangeline) or who
has to be noted that [[DeadpanSnarker Kyon is damn hilarious on his own]], too.[[ColorCodedForYourConvenience Black]] as their ''tonus'', or [[TransformationTrinket Pactio]] colour (Setsuna, Yue, Chisame) will fill this role.
** Eishun fills this role during the flashbacks, and Akira occasionally fills this role within the group of {{Muggle}} girls.



* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask is everyone's straight man. He's a master at it, on a good day he has to play this role for [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a good ten people at once]]
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', anyone with darkness as a personality trait (Negi, Evangeline) or who has [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience Black]] as their ''tonus'', or [[TransformationTrinket Pactio]] colour (Setsuna, Yue, Chisame) will fill this role.
** Eishun fills this role during the flashbacks, and Akira occasionally fills this role within the group of {{Muggle}} girls.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', Zelgadis is the straight man for Amelia. Lina and Gourry, meanwhile, are a fluid pair, each one switching between straight man and comic role depending on the routine.
** Gourry is usually straight man when Lina is plotting something or when she goes on one of her rampages of destruction. Lina is usually straight man when thickheaded Gourry tries to understand something.
*** Also, Gourry frequently tries to abandon the straight man role by straight-up telling jokes. These are always awful, and leave Lina exasperated. Gourry ends up disheartened, though ironically, doing this puts him in the comic role like he wanted.
* [[{{Tsundere}} For some reason]], Teana of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' usually gets this role in FanWebComics. This was pretty much acknowledged by the people behind the franchise when they gave us an official ''Nanoha'' parody {{Yonkoma}} where Teana played the straight man for everyone. Even [[SugarAndIcePersonality Fate]]. [[http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/422/nanohaforce0113aeng.jpg See]].
* Chika to everyone but especially Miu in ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow''.
* ''Manga/ExcelSaga'': Watanabe are Matsuya are the straight men for the somewhat hyperactive CasanovaWannabe Iwata, and, arguably, Sumiyoshi acts like this for all three of them when Watanabe and Matsuya are of the OnlySaneMan. Excel and Hyatt play Straight Woman to each other, as both have their bizzare quirks that rarely overlap, and to Il Palazzo, who is the ComicallySerious.



** Almost everyone in the entire crew (except Luffy) has moments of being the straight man, but none of them are always was the straight man (not even Robin, who has probably the darkest sense of humor out of all of them.)
* Sumi from ''Manga/WifeAndWife'' plays this role for her CloudCuckoolander wife, Kina, making her a [[LipstickLesbian Gay Woman]] Straight Man.
* Haré from ''Anime/HareGuu'' plays this role for pretty much everyone in the series.
* Koganei is the straight man to Amasawa's [[{{Manzai}} boke]] on-screen in ''Manga/TheWeathermanIsMyLover''.
* Piccolo from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' certainly seems to fall into this role, particularly when [[IdiotHero Gotenks]] is involved.
* Himeko from ''Manga/SKETDance'' and she takes it's very [[SeriousBusiness seriously]].
** Bossun as well.
* ''Manga/TransformersCybertron'': Jetfire is the straight man, with various other characters up to and including Optimus Prime and even [[BigGood Prim]][[{{God}} us]] playing the wise guy role.

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** Almost everyone in the entire crew (except Luffy) has moments of being the straight man, but none of them are always was the straight man (not even Robin, who has probably the darkest sense of humor out of all of them.)
* Sumi from ''Manga/WifeAndWife'' plays this role for her CloudCuckoolander wife, Kina, making her a [[LipstickLesbian Gay Woman]] Straight Man.
* Haré from ''Anime/HareGuu'' plays this role for pretty much everyone in the series.
* Koganei is the straight man to Amasawa's [[{{Manzai}} boke]] on-screen in ''Manga/TheWeathermanIsMyLover''.
* Piccolo from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' certainly seems to fall into this role, particularly when [[IdiotHero Gotenks]] is involved.
* Himeko from ''Manga/SKETDance'' and she takes it's very [[SeriousBusiness seriously]].
** Bossun as well.
* ''Manga/TransformersCybertron'': Jetfire is the straight man, with various other characters up to and including Optimus Prime and even [[BigGood Prim]][[{{God}} us]] playing the wise guy role.
them).



* Beauty and Gasser from ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo''.
* Sasshi Imamiya and Arumi Asahina from ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi''
* Fuyuki Hinata from ''Anime/SgtFrog''. He exhibits great patience and friendship towards the Keronians, and is often the voice of reason and manages to diffuse conflicts, whereas his older sister Natsumi is blatantly racist to the point where she is hated by many fans.
** Dororo could also be considered a straight men, seeing as he is always at odds with Keroro over his plans to take over Earth, since Dororo is basically a tree-hugging hippie.
* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' have Tadakuni towards the more oddball Hidenori and Yoshitake, and Tadakuni's DistaffCounterpart Habara towards Yanagin and Ikushima (who are Hidenori and Yoshitake's DistaffCounterpart respectively).
* Ayu Tateishi from ''Manga/UltraManiac''.



* Firo tends to serve as the designated StraightMan in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. Typically, he has to deal with Isaac and Miria's shenanigans, but other ([[AxeCrazy usually profoundly violent]]) lunatics are happy to fill the role when the two aren't available.
* Natsuki plays this role in ''Manga/ChroniclesOfTheGoingHomeClub''. Her clubmates often say or do extremely unusual things, such as fighting bears, being so [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney absurdly rich]] to the point that spending money for them is the same as running tap water, or wanting to try eating the ice cream stuck on a lid as being the best part of it, only to then buy a popsicle instead.

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* Firo tends to serve as the designated StraightMan in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. Typically, In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask is everyone's straight man. He's a master at it, on a good day he has to deal play this role for [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a good ten people at once]].
* Fuyuki Hinata from ''Manga/SgtFrog''. He exhibits great patience and friendship towards the Keronians, and is often the voice of reason and manages to diffuse conflicts, whereas his older sister Natsumi is blatantly racist to the point where she is hated by many fans.
** Dororo could also be considered a straight man, seeing as he is always at odds
with Isaac Keroro over his plans to take over Earth, since Dororo is basically a tree-hugging hippie.
* Himeko from ''Manga/SKETDance''
and Miria's shenanigans, but other ([[AxeCrazy she takes it's very [[SeriousBusiness seriously]].
** Bossun as well.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', Zelgadis is the straight man for Amelia. Lina and Gourry, meanwhile, are a fluid pair, each one switching between straight man and comic role depending on the routine.
** Gourry is
usually profoundly violent]]) lunatics are happy straight man when Lina is plotting something or when she goes on one of her rampages of destruction. Lina is usually straight man when thickheaded Gourry tries to fill understand something.
*** Also, Gourry frequently tries to abandon
the straight man role when by straight-up telling jokes. These are always awful, and leave Lina exasperated. Gourry ends up disheartened, though ironically, doing this puts him in the two aren't available.
comic role like he wanted.
* Natsuki Chika to everyone but especially Miu in ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow''.
* ''Manga/TransformersCybertron'': Jetfire is the straight man, with various other characters up to and including Optimus Prime and even [[BigGood Prim]][[{{God}} us]] playing the wise guy role.
* Ayu Tateishi from ''Manga/UltraManiac''.
* Koganei is the straight man to Amasawa's [[{{Manzai}} boke]] on-screen in ''Manga/TheWeathermanIsMyLover''.
* Sumi from ''Manga/WifeAndWife''
plays this role in ''Manga/ChroniclesOfTheGoingHomeClub''. Her clubmates often say or do extremely unusual things, such as fighting bears, being so [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney absurdly rich]] to the point that spending money for them is the same as running tap water, or wanting to try eating the ice cream stuck on her CloudCuckoolander wife, Kina, making her a lid as being the best part of it, only to then buy a popsicle instead.[[LipstickLesbian Gay Woman]] Straight Man.
10th Mar '16 9:51:10 AM Willbyr
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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', anyone with darkness as a personality trait (Negi, Evangeline) or who has [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience Black]] as their ''tonus'', or [[TransformationTrinket Pactio]] colour (Setsuna, Yue, Chisame) will fill this role.

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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', anyone with darkness as a personality trait (Negi, Evangeline) or who has [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience Black]] as their ''tonus'', or [[TransformationTrinket Pactio]] colour (Setsuna, Yue, Chisame) will fill this role.
27th Jan '16 10:24:55 AM Willbyr
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* In ''[[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Slayers]]'', Zelgadis is the straight man for Amelia. Lina and Gourry, meanwhile, are a fluid pair, each one switching between straight man and comic role depending on the routine.

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* In ''[[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Slayers]]'', ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', Zelgadis is the straight man for Amelia. Lina and Gourry, meanwhile, are a fluid pair, each one switching between straight man and comic role depending on the routine.
27th Jan '16 10:24:29 AM Willbyr
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* Chika to everyone but especially Miu in ''IchigoMashimaro''.

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* Chika to everyone but especially Miu in ''IchigoMashimaro''.''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow''.
20th Jan '16 5:55:24 PM Zephyr7
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** Chapter 326 pokes fun at this. Shinpachi and Hijikata find themselves in a world where two years have passed and everyone changed. Shinpachi wonders if they are being punished because they have been neglecting their duties as a straight man.
15th Dec '15 1:53:25 PM Willbyr
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* Koganei is the straight man to Amasawa's [[{{Manzai}} boke]] on-screen in ''TheWeathermanIsMyLover''.

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* Koganei is the straight man to Amasawa's [[{{Manzai}} boke]] on-screen in ''TheWeathermanIsMyLover''.''Manga/TheWeathermanIsMyLover''.
12th Aug '15 6:37:13 AM wootzits
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* Sasshi Imamiya and Arumi Asahina from ''[[Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi]]''

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* Sasshi Imamiya and Arumi Asahina from ''[[Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi]]''''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi''
9th Aug '15 6:33:05 PM AzureSeas
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* Natsuki plays this role in ''Manga/KitakubuKatsudouKiroku'', or ''Chronicles of the Going Home Club''. Her clubmates often say or do extremely unusual things, such as fighting bears, being so [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney absurdly rich]] to the point that spending money for them is the same as running tap water, or wanting to try eating the ice cream stuck on a lid as being the best part of it, only to then buy a popsicle instead.

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* Natsuki plays this role in ''Manga/KitakubuKatsudouKiroku'', or ''Chronicles of the Going Home Club''.''Manga/ChroniclesOfTheGoingHomeClub''. Her clubmates often say or do extremely unusual things, such as fighting bears, being so [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney absurdly rich]] to the point that spending money for them is the same as running tap water, or wanting to try eating the ice cream stuck on a lid as being the best part of it, only to then buy a popsicle instead.
13th Jul '15 10:01:19 AM sgamer82
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* Haré from ''[[Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu Hare+Guu]]'' plays this role for pretty much everyone in the series.

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* Haré from ''[[Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu Hare+Guu]]'' ''Anime/HareGuu'' plays this role for pretty much everyone in the series.
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