Created By: lebrel on February 17, 2012 Last Edited By: lebrel on February 22, 2012

Single Target Pervert

They have one very obvious kink, but are otherwise non-pervy.

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Do We Have This One??

OK, let's make this more clear and specific:

  • A character with one specific thing or person that they perv over,
  • They don't try to hide it, and in fact you may not be able to get them to shut up about it,
  • They are otherwise perfectly well-behaved, usually modest and respectable.

Generally Played for Laughs. A frequent trait of the Yaoi Fangirl. May act as a Audience Surrogate, allowing the audiece to vicariously enjoy Fanservice / pandering aspects of the show that they might otherwise not be comfortable with.

Compare the Loveable Sex Maniac and Dirty Old Man, who are broadly lecherous, and Casual Kink, who have a kink but don't automatically drool over it whenever possible and may be more overtly sexual. Contrast Covert Pervert.

Examples:

Community Feedback Replies: 20
  • February 17, 2012
    darkclaw
    Can this overlap with Chivalrous Pervert?

    Also; Erika Walker from Durarara fits. She ships Shizuo and Izaya In Universe and talks about Yaoi often.
  • February 17, 2012
    surgoshan
    What about Lovable Sex Maniac?
  • February 17, 2012
    lebrel
    ^ Already mentioned in the "compare & contrast"; a Lovable Sex Maniac is interested in everything sexual and frequently Anything That Moves, whereas a Cheerfully Obvious Pervert has something/somebody specific they perv over. Also, Lovable Sex Maniacs are usually skeevy guys; female examples tend to be Ms Fanservice.

    ^^ Sure, for male examples.
  • February 18, 2012
    Tambov333
    Supporting Overt Pervert. :)
  • February 18, 2012
    CrypticMirror
    Bob Kelso from Scrubs likes to loudly talk about his adventures with Japanese and Chinese prostitutes, completely unabashed.

    "Hiya, my name is Bob Kelso and I like whores."

    Also, might crossover with Dirty Old Man
  • February 18, 2012
    ThreeferFAQMinorityChick
    I am definitely one of these :). I'm very sexually inactive, but those who know me are well aware of my propensity for saying Thats What She Said as well as making other dirty jokes.
  • February 19, 2012
    lebrel
    ^^ I don't watch Scrubs, so can you expand a little? Does he specifically and solely perv over "whores", but not anything else? From the Scrubs page it looks like he may be more of a Loveable Sex Maniac.

    It looks like the name is not working, how about Single Target Pervert to go with Single Target Sexuality?
  • February 19, 2012
    CrypticMirror
    Bob Kelso is into whores, specifically SE Asian whores. He brags about it a lot, including bitching if he is kept late and misses his favourite one. He also has fantasies like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM1HUzjRVlw and the 2.25 mark here: http://youtu.be/F2dPstzHXXw and the three forty mark here http://youtu.be/8YDw9WKK98Y
  • February 19, 2012
    pawsplay
    In the 3D porn film Hot Skin, one character says, "You breath smells like shit." The other replies, "Sorry, I just ate."
  • February 19, 2012
    Tropeless
    It sounds a lot like Shameless Fanservice Girl.
  • February 19, 2012
    randomsurfer
    In a sketch on Saturday Night Live about a "how to meet your ideal mate" seminar, Tracy Morgan plays a man into Chinese he-shes. When they roleplay a Meet Cute situation:
    Jordan: Are you a Chinese he-she?
    Teacher: um...no.
    Jordan: Goodbye.
  • February 20, 2012
    lebrel
    ^^ It's about the direct opposite of Shameless Fanservice Girl.

    I've edited the description to make it clearer; can anyone familiar with the following series check if these examples fit?

    • Saber Marionette J: The otherwise motherly and elegant Cherry, with her embellished daydreams about Otaru becoming increasingly lewd over time, sometimes ending in an ecstatic pile of squee right in front of a very confused and creeped-out Otaru.

    • Naruto: Kakashi loves reading Jiraiya's dirty novels all the time (in public and without making any secret of what he's reading), but he never even remotely does anything else even remotely sexual in the entire series. The closest is the "Thousand Years of Pain" jutsu, but in Japan that's more of an embarrassingly childish prank rather than sexual assault.

    • One Piece: Brooke, who, upon being introduced to a woman, will very politely ask to see her panties, drops the issue immediately after being denied, and has never brought it up twice with the same girl (except Nami).
  • February 20, 2012
    JoeG
    ^ Brooke is from One Piece, not Dragon Ball.
  • February 20, 2012
    JoeG
  • February 20, 2012
    lebrel
    ^^ Oops, thanks. Must've messed up the cut-and-paste while formatting. But does he fit the trope?

    ^ Hmm. I haven't read much Azumanga Daioh, but I think so?
  • February 21, 2012
    pawsplay
    In real life, this is just called Paraphilia.
  • February 22, 2012
    lebrel
    ^ Um, no. Paraphilia is having a kink. This is about having an obvious kink while being otherwise upright, respectable, modest, and not skeevy. The point is to have a flipside to both Covert Pervert (modest and respectable, has a kink but hides it) and to Loveable Sex Maniac / Dirty Old Man (totally not respectable, has a kink or twenty, doesn't hide it).
  • February 22, 2012
    pawsplay
    No, paraphilia is about being dependent on a kink for sexual satisfaction. Which would be this trope. Apart from the implication that people with paraphilias ought to seem weird.
  • February 22, 2012
    lebrel
    OK, lets go over this: the characters may or may not be "dependent on a kink for sexual satisfaction"; we don't really get enough of their sex life to tell (for the ones I've seen, the characters don't have a sex life, being teenage virgins and all).

    But the normal way of fiction is to present people with kinks as lechers, sex maniacs, dirty old men, etc. We have Covert Pervert, which is for nice respectable chaste young people (usually girls) who secretly perv over stuff. I want a trope for nice respectable chaste young people (usually girls) who openly perv over stuff, while still being nice, respectable, and chaste.

    Casual Kink is for the kink itself being treated as normal and no big deal, which is a bit different since the other characters around a Pervert Of A Type To Be Named do find their perviness to be, well, perverted.
  • February 22, 2012
    pawsplay

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