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->''"If there's one thing that I just can't stand, it's ugly old men taking advantage of young girls. That's for us beautiful men to do."''
-->-- '''Allen Schezar''', ''WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged''
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The Handsome Lech is a skirt chaser even if his shameless flirting is playful and kind of charming. When the more negative parts of their personality become obvious (fear of commitment, irresponsibility, etc.) this will drive away potential suitors. Everyone else will merely not take him seriously because he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a good guy at heart]].

These are almost guaranteed to have luck with the one character (who is attracted to him, if only in a SlapSlapKiss way) willing to put up with these problems. If not, then FailureIsTheOnlyOption.

This may be the quirk of a BunnyEarsLawyer. Compare ChivalrousPervert, with which this may overlap. A CasanovaWannabe with the added bonus of being attractive. Unfortunately, this may not apply to the [[JerkAss rest of their personality]].

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
%% * Prince Kail and Ramses from ''AnatoliaStory''.
* Genpou Saji from ''Manga/IkkiTousen''. His introduction is groping Hakufu (which was also the first time they met and stole her magatama), sleeps with Ryoufu [[spoiler: and uses this to turn her against Toutaku]] (and may have ''raped'' her, according to the ''Battle Vixens'' {{Macekre}} manga), teases the {{Tsundere}} Ryoumou (who's in love with him) mercilessly, [[spoiler: fingers a nurse when he's hospitalized, much to Ryoumou's anger]], makes Ryuubi (who's the leader of another warrior group) almost ''cry'' by groping her GagBoobs in ''Dragon Destiny'', which was the first time they ever met...
* Oreldo from ''PumpkinScissors'' fits the bill perfectly, has the looks, and doesn't need a library card to check the "file folders" in the records office(the records keeping girl is hot, and the only obstacle keeping him from important information). He is also well known for showing up in the series with dishevelled uniform and lipstick on him.
* Miroku in ''Manga/InuYasha'' is infamous for his smooth if perverted behavior of groping women and casually asking them to bear his children. [[http://www.asfdotcom.net/download/inuyasha.php See here under "Miroku Promo".]] Further supported in that he stops almost entirely once he finally gets around to [[spoiler: proposing to Sango.]] The key word in that sentence being almost. Hilarious in that when, with eyes sparkling, she asks him, "Does this mean you'll stop womanizing?" he answers with a confused, "huh?" and then dons a pained expression.
* Gojyo from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' - with his long red hair and smooth talk come ons whenever the group stops anywhere populated. Always garnering severe upbraiding by Sanzo ("lecherous bastard"); or ridicule from Goku ("pervy kappa").
* The Doctor from ''JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu'' is smart, handsome and uses his position to feel up women.
* Tatewaki Kuno from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' - very handsome, rich, excellent vocabulary, and apparently a figure well-skilled in the arts of polite romance. He's also so incredibly egotistic that he can't conceive of the idea of a girl ''not'' being attracted to him, as well as being willing to {{glomp}} the girls he is interested in at a moment's notice and also something of a hypocrite who is capable of such feats as ranting about how mixed bathing is for "moral degenerates" while racing eagerly for the baths with a girl in his arms. He isn't much of a playa compared to Mikado Sanzenin from the same manga/anime, whose very name is a pun in Japanese meaning "sex-obsessed neurotic" and who openly boasts of his plan to have kissed over 1000 girls -- Kuno is simply fixated on two girls at once ( he ''thinks'' [[GenderBender one is a girl]]) and openly proclaims that he will date them both at the same time, because he can't bear to choose either one.
* Kurz Weber from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' often gets slapped around by the female series leads for lecherous behavior.
* Kaji in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' frustrates Misato by disappearing at the worst times and flirting with other women to make her jealous.
%% * In ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'', [[SchoolgirlLesbians Sei]] loves flirting with the other Lilian students.
* ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'':
** Alielle's lover, Princess Fatora is a handsome lech throughout, albeit a very ineffectual one since she never gets the women she chases after.
%% ** Alielle sometimes verges on this trope.
* Shizuru of ''Anime/MaiOtome''. Despite being in love with [[BodyguardCrush her client, Natsuki]], she ''will'' playfully flirt with other girls [[strike: from time to time]] whenever she gets a chance (witness her exchanges with Arika in a few early episodes). "Bewitching Smile", indeed.
* Straight Cougar's constant failures when hitting on Mimori in ''Anime/SCryed'', mainly because he forgets people's names.
* Nagare Akatsuki in ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'', while having the looks and personality of a playboy, has no luck with any of the women on the titular battleship.
* Carrot Glace from ''BakuretsuHunters'' will chase anything female that moves except for his [[UnluckyOsananajimi childhood friends who want him.]]
* One might argue that Roger Smith from ''Anime/TheBigO'' fits into this category, due to his openly-acknowledged prejudice in favor of beautiful young women; in fact, Dorothy calls him a "louse" on several occasions, but for the most part Roger manages to behave himself fairly well.
* Mendo Shutaro from ''UruseiYatsura'' is frequently mentioned to be the same as the CasanovaWannabe Ataru, except Mendo is rich, handsome and suave.
* The eponymous ''Characters/LupinIII'' is a shameless flirt, and "rich" enough to afford the best clothes. Sometimes his appearance is mocked, but women usually adore it.
* Gene Starwind of ''OutlawStar'', who hires prostitutes, plays grabass with the local bar's waitress, and [[BodyguardCrush sleeps with his client, Hilda]].
%% * Raphael of ''AngelSanctuary''.
%% * A teen versions of this trope is Kiyosumi Sengoku (sub-captain of the Yamabuki team) from ''ThePrinceOfTennis''.
* Sanji from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is an odd case as he was ''originally'' presented in this manner, finding plenty of woman (not including Nami) who found him attractive, but later on he became a combination CasanovaWannabe and ButtMonkey as all of his advances became universally rejected and often met with physical abuse. In Fishman Island arc, the mermaids are pretty enthralled with him.
* Sakura from ''PenguinMusumeHeart'' exhibits this sort of behavior, as a RareFemaleExample. It could be blamed on her extreme {{otaku}}-ness, but perhaps [[SchoolgirlLesbians there is more to it]].
* ''{{Gundam 00}}'': Lyle Dylandy explots this trope. [[spoiler: aka the second Lockon Stratos]] [[spoiler:He acts the part towards ''both'' his teammate Tieria (praising his beauty and nicknaming him "Mr. Cute Instructor" in episode 3) and ex EmotionlessGirl Feldt Grace (stealing a kiss from her and getting slapped for that, in episode 4).]] However, lechery plays ''less'' of a part than you'd think; this is a small plan from the guy, destined [[spoiler: to have them see less as a ReplacementGoldfish for his deceased twin brother Neil, the local BigBrotherMentor ''and'' the first Lockon, who played an important part in Tieria's and Feldt' lives]].
* ''SoulEater'': Spirit's behaviour cost him his marriage and his daughter's respect but he still flirts with anything in a skirt. It's revealed later in the manga that despite being a regular at a local host club, all he does is talk about Maka and her mother. That's it. Every. Single. Time.
* ''RosarioToVampire'''s werewolf Gin. He's pretty, even if he does have girls sticking posters in high places just so he has a chance to look up their miniskirts. He's even prone to groping girls while he's having a casual conversation with them!
* Albireo Imma in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' straddles the line between this and LoveableSexManiac; he's handsome enough to have little difficulty with women, but most turn away due to his 'subtly directly subtle' technique - he'd have you believe he's a ChivalrousPervert, but he'll smile a [[CheshireCatGrin smile]] you know you can't trust, act politely as he can deceive, then do something perverted enough to surprise even resident [[DirtyOldMan Dirty Old Ermine]] Chamo.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'': Claire Stanfield, as he confesses to Rachel, has never so much has gotten beyond a second date with a woman. It's not because he's unattractive (he isn't), or because he's crazy (He is, but ''they'' didn't know that), but rather -as it turns out- because he's very, ''very'' forward and insists on heading straight to the altar without so much as knowing the girl's name. He insists that [[spoiler: Chane]] is different (beyond the fact that she didn't immediately reject him) but his longtime buddies are more than a little skeptical.
-->'''Luck:''' Wait, you didn't propose to stranger again, did you?
-->'''Claire:''' Something like that...
* Daisuke Misumi in ''ChaosHead''. All his conversations with Takumi either start with or contain at least one mention of a girl he's chasing.
%% * Yuto from ''{{X1999}}''.
* Gold from ''PokemonSpecial'' was this during the Johto arc at times - at one point he even smacked Blue on the ass teasingly. [[BerserkButton Silver was not amused]]. By the time the Emerald arc rolled around, he had gotten over it.
%% * Fukuyama from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''.
* France from ''AxisPowersHetalia'', going after [[AnythingThatMoves male or female]]. However, in ''Hetalia Bloodshed 2010'', [[spoiler: it seems Kitty!America from the parallel world takes up this role]], seen when he kidnaps [[spoiler: a very drunk China and Hong Kong]] and forces them to wear cute, skimpy outfits.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Jiraiya is considered a Handsome Lech, and a self-proclaimed Super Pervert. Despite this, he was shown with beautiful women on his arms several times, and near the end of his life even got Tsunade to fall for him. His apprentice, Naruto, seems to be picking up the slack.
* 8th Grade rookie [[FootyRules football]] player Kouta in ''Manga/AreaNoKishi'' is known for his skirt chasing tendencies, often finding him on the receiving end ArmorPiercingSlap, MegatonPunch, or being buried up to his shoulders in the ground (and usually buried ''head first'', at that.)
* Frau from ''[[ZeroSevenGhost 07 Ghost]]''. Porn conisseur, incorrigible flirt and occasional patron of some sketchy establishments. He's also a Bishop in the Church.
* ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'':
** [[{{Eagleland}} Jackie Gudelhian]]. He more than often has a [[ALadyOnEachArm bunch of ladies on his arms]] and in one episode of ''11'', he is seen hitting on a nurse while he's recuperating from a crash.
** Leon Earnhardt. In ''SAGA'', he walks around in the hotel with his shirt mostly unbuttoned and with women in tow.
* ''Manga/SteppingOnRoses'' (''Hadashi de Bara wo Fume'') has Eisuke Kitamura, the protagonist Sumi's brother, who largely earns money by being the boytoy of wealthy - and oftentimes ''married'' - older women.
* [[ButchLesbian Haruka]] [[BlowYouAway Tenoh]] from ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is a rare ''[[GenderInvertedTrope female]]'' example of this trope, as she was seen hitting on [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Usagi]], a maid, and several other female characters during the course of the story, until she's caught by her girlfriend/lover/partner [[LipstickLesbian Michiru]], in the act. HilarityEnsues.
* Kamina of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is apparently handsome enough to make the page picture for PerverseSexualLust, but spends the uncut HotSpringsEpisode trying to get a good look at the nude females.
* Cross Marian of ''DGrayMan''. He likes women in general, and even comments only women interest him. He's got quite a few lovers. It's assumed majority of Cross' lovers are prostitutes, since his hobby is visiting brothels. When they get with him, they are apparently crazy about him, since it's hinted he's a caring man, as he drops the Jerkass Facade when he's alone with women, and they take care of him, as we hear from Allen, and see with Anita. However, his open women-loving tends to be a turnoff for some higher principled women. Klaud, a higher principle women shows no interest in his advances at all. He Cross flirts with lenalee, a young girl but, she's indifferent to him in general, and openly tells him his sweet talk won't get him anywhere with her. So, he's not a bad man, and does care about his lovers once he finally gets with them. Some don't get past his heavy flirting to see that and give him a chance, as it seems to be the case with Klaud.
* Though any male main character that has an affair in ''{{Gankutsuou}}'' could fit the description, Andrea Calvacanti wins an honorable mention because of his antics with Hermine and [[spoiler:Eugenie Danglars, considering they are his [[ParentalIncest mother]] and [[BrotherSisterIncest sister]].]]
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} became like this after being de-aged to his teens by an evil witch (boy). "Hey, baby. Wanna get ''wet''?" This stood starkly in contrast with his then-current DarkerAndEdgier look and characterization, making it all the funnier.
%% * In ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', Cyborg became an embarrassing JiveTurkey. This is better characterization than he'd previously had at the time; He was a very FlatCharacter after he became all... [[RePower Plastic Man]].
* This is Prince Charming's power in ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}''. He is supernaturally attractive and has pointed out that when he sets his sights on something he always gets it (this works with more than women). Naturally Charming is hollow and emotionally cold inside. However, the fact that he managed to wake the Sleeping Beauty with his kiss proves that he truly loved her that moment. His problem is that his True Love has absolutely no staying power, shifting from one woman to another at moment's notice.
%% * ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'': Major Havoc.
* Woody from ''QuantumAndWoody'', who thinks nothing of flirting with a cute girl while in the middle of a hostage situation... even after he ''shoots'' her.
-->'''Woody:''' "So, hey, I'm Woody. Maybe I can call you sometime--"
-->'''Hostage:''' "--?! You ''shot'' me--?!"
-->'''Woody:''' "So, what, meet for drinks, then--?"
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* Commander Rawne in ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'' is an unabashed skirt chaser whose tendencies are regularly called out, and aren't overlooked by his superiors; at one point, General Killian Qatar "bribes" him by giving him a billet in a mostly-female barracks. At another point int he story, he grants a wounded female soldier high-priority and expensive medical treatments and replacements for her damaged eyes, and the scene implies the entire reason he did so was because he found her attractive.
* Paris is said to have been this trope before he met Helen in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3699832/1/Chance_Encounter_II_Pirate_Kingdom_of_Troy Chance Encounter II]]. Later in the series, during an unfortunate incident involving Legolas, an evil, power hungry Cardinal from the 12th century, a poisoned arrow, a Maiar with healing abilities, Legolas gains the ability to (temporarily, thank God) read minds such as Will (who is contemplating what he is going to do to Elizabeth when they get home) and Paris, who Legolas claims, 'has extensive knowledge of all matters carnal".
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[[folder:Film]]
* WongKarWai:
** [[TonyLeung Chow]] from Wong Kar Wai's ''2046''. He's handsome, always ready with a charming smile or a flirtatious compliment, and is never without a woman on his arm or a conquest to chase. [[spoiler:The truth is that he uses his charm to keep women at a distance because [[DarkAndTroubledPast he already lost the woman he truly loves]].]]
** York from ''Days of Being Wild'' qualifies as well. The main difference between him and Chow, however, is that Chow's past makes him at least sympathetic, whereas York comes off as a self-absorbed {{jerkass}}.
%% * Captain Jack Sparrow of ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
%% * Eric "Otter" Stratton in ''AnimalHouse''.
* ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009). Kirk lusts after every woman in the vicinity (even when being dragged through Sickbay by [=McCoy=], sick as a dog from anaphylactic shock) but the only woman with whom he (visibly) scores (almost, at least) is Uhura's ReallyGetsAround GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe[[note]] an Orion slave girl -- emancipated, we assume.[[/note]] roommate (see below, under '''Live-Action Television''' regarding how Kirk was portrayed in [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]]). Federation society as portrayed on Earth and within Star Fleet within the [[ContinuityReboot Reboot]] was realized as the sexually conservative form found in previous iterations.[[note]]Note the traditional gender roles in the bar scene, in which Uhura tried to wave off "Cupcake" (and failed) when Kirk was flirting with her.[[/note]] Whether or not Starfleet's [[FreeLoveFuture sexually opened society]] remains an InformedAttribute[[note]]out of necessity, with today's [[MediaWatchdog MPAA]].[[/note]] or has intentionally been {{retool}}ed out, (without Roddenberry around to [[WordOfGod veto]] such a change) remains to be seen in future sequels.
%% * Ryan Philippe in a number of roles, most notably ''54''.
%% * Graverobber, in ''RepoTheGeneticOpera''.
* Peter O'Toole plays one in ''What's New, Pussycat?'', but tries to overcome it through psychoanalysis for the sake of his impending marriage. Unfortunately his analyst (Peter Sellers) is something of a CasanovaWannabe and little help.
* Daniel Cleaver from ''Literature/BridgetJones' Diary'', played by Creator/HughGrant who moved into this type of character once he got too old for the standard romcom hero. He's an attractive boss who starts an OfficeRomance with Bridget but he makes it clear the strings are not quite attached. He cheats on her, and was cheating with Bridget on his fiancée (who presumably knew about Bridget and okayed it). He later gets dumped by said fiancée and begs Bridget to take him back, feeling she's the only one who could make him better. It's also revealed he slept with a young wife of his (former) best friend.
* Will (Hugh Grant) from ''AboutABoy''. He's a terrible womanizer. He realizes that single hot moms are the best kind of women he can get lucky with because they have unresolved relationships and they break it off -- so he gets laid, an easy break-up and he needn't feel guilty. When he finally finds a woman he would also want to ''talk to'', he finds out he has nothing to talk about. He's that shallow. He's friends with this lonely kid, and he talks about him.
%% * In ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'', Oscar Diggs really gets round and especially with the witches.
%% * ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'': What Harlan the rapist is implied to be.
%% * Paul Krendler in [[SilenceoftheLambs Hannibal]].
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[[folder: Literature]]
%% * Morley Dotes from the ''Literature/GarrettPI'' books fits perfectly.
* CiaphasCain, [[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!]], openly admits in his memoirs that he has (ab)used his prestige to enjoy the favors of high-ranking officials -- specifically, their wine cellars and their daughters (or at least he did before he met Inquisitor Vail and possibly afterward, too).
* Howl from ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle''. He's proud of the title [[spoiler:as it gives him a bad reputation and less work from the King]]. Howl falls for Sophie the first time he sees her, but he maintains the appearance of being a Handsome Lech while he's actually trying to find out more about Sophie from her sisters.
* Ivan Vorpatril from the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' may qualify as one, given the way he goes after any good-looking woman. ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'' suggests he's a ChivalrousPervert.
%% * Rhett Butler in ''GoneWithTheWind''.
* ''Literature/CodexAlera'': Antillar Maximus, who is determined to have as much fun as possible over the course of his [[spoiler:(he suspects, short)]] life. He constantly snuck out of his room at the Academy, and once he even hit on Gaius Caria, the First Lord's wife. He's also said to have had occasional disagreements with others over the proper treatment of women, making him of a ChivalrousPervert as well.
* Henry Crawford of ''Literature/MansfieldPark''. He's not that handsome, but he has a great deal of charisma and wit, plus he's tall, dark and ''rich''. He flirted with his sisters' friends who fell in love with him one after another. He courts Julia and Maria Bertram simultaneously and they both fall for him. When the only single girl present is Fanny Price, he decides he will make a hole in her heart as well. He later genuinely falls in love with her, however, this petite EnglishRose thinks he's amoral and rejects him, to utter shock of everybody. Her rejection only makes her more charming in Henry's eyes and he continues pursuing her. His love for her shows his better side and improves him a lot, but he cannot resist his ways and later has a love affair with a married woman.
* Daniel Cleaver from ''Literature/BridgetJones' Diary''. Handsome, charming, womanizing, cheating.
* Garrid from ''Tales of the Frog Princess''. He's hot, but is also a womanizer. Before [[LoveRedeems Li'l]] [[LadykillerInLove came along]], that is.
* The various ''Franchise/TransformersTimelines'' series have a few handsome leches portrayed in them, particularly [[TransformersTransTech Jackpot]], [[TransformersWingsOfHonor Swindle]], and [[TransformersWingsOfHonor Side Burn]], all with varying degrees of success with the [[FemBot ladies]].
%% * Milo Banda in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap''. More specifically, he's inclined towards Marcia Overstrand, but he's usually embarrassing for the people around him.
* Thanks to the tutelage of his cousin [[ChivalrousPervert Lylia]], Cullen Moorland of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' is shaping up this way. He's entirely fascinated by sex, but because it's important that he remain a virgin until marriage, the best he can do is flirt, which he's become good at. Eldest Whistler finds him harmless and charming.
* Allison Chou-Harrington, mother of Literature/HonorHarrington, plays at being the female version of this. In truth, she's faithful to her husband, but she enjoys scandalizing the more prudish members of society.
* Aiden from ''Literature/OfFearAndFaith'', although he tends to be [[TheCasanova quite successful]] in his flirting despite being kind of a jerk with women and cheating on all of his paramours.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Captain Jack Harkness of ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' is utterly charming and so strikingly handsome that EvenTheGuysWantHim. The creators describe him as "omnisexual", and this passes into his behaviour - most of the other characters find his flirting charming and quirky, except the Doctor, who regards it as quite an irritation (except when it's done to himself, naturally):
-->'''Jack:''' (''to a man'') I'm Captain Jack Harkness, and who are ''you''?
-->'''The Doctor:''' Stop it!
-->'''Jack:''' I was just saying 'hello'.
* Owen Harper from ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. This is, at times, due to the influence of handy-dandy alien pheromones, but he's rather a ladykiller on his own.
%% * In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', GOB Bluth, and [[spoiler: his estranged son]] Steve Holt.
* Lord John Marbury of ''Series/TheWestWing''. Every female character appears to like him, sometimes even going so far as to profess love (in his absence) yet there is no evidence that he's gotten past flirtation with any of them. Kate Harper seemed to be the first (female) character not to find him charming at all, and Lord John seemed to find this quite jarring.
--> '''Lord John Marbury:''' ''Abigail! May I fondle your breasts? (said to the First Lady at a White House reception)''
%% * Gavin Taylore from ''KateModern'' is often portrayed this way, when he's not too busy being [[DrowningMySorrows depressed and inebriated]] or [[NoFourthWall breaking the fourth wall]].
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Tony [=DiNozzo=] was this initially but CharacterDevelopment has gradually guided him away from this kind of behavior starting with season four. It helps that Ziva, a BadassIsraeli who can snark right back and turn his come-ons around on him, became his partner in that season.
* Hawkeye on ''{{Series/Mash}}''was sleeping around with all the attractive nurses who mostly fell for him, but struck out several times as well.
%% * Tom Paris in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' for the first two seasons. Then he fell in love with B'Elanna Torres and turned into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
%% * Matt Dowd on ''EliStone''.
%% * Napoleon Solo in ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' (depending on the episode, writer, and dictates of the plot; Solo tends to bounce between Handsome Lech, TheCasanova, TheCharmer, and ChivalrousPervert. A lot).
* Barney Stinson, from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' shags one bimbo after another and keeps scores of his conquests. He devised plenty of tricks how to manipulate women into sleeping with him. He gets a few slaps and drinks in his face. Although he's not without his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold redeeming qualities]], shown especially in later seasons.
%% * Dan Fielding of ''NightCourt''.
* Charlie Harper in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' is the guy who would be in the dictionary under "man-whore" if the word was in there. It's made all the weirder by the fact that his (current) career is writing children's songs.
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy G'Kar]] from ''Series/BabylonFive'' started out as Handsome Lech. He's had liaisons with multiple human and Centauri (his much hated blood enemy) women. In one of the first scenes we see him, he's trying to [[MarsNeedsWomen convince the resident human telepath]] Lyta Alexander to sell her genetic material to re-introduce the telepath gene into the Narnish gene pool. Several seasons later, she asks whether the offer is still valid.
%% * Christopher Walken's "The Continental" character on ''SaturdayNightLive''.
* ''Series/{{Oz}}''. Unit Manager Tim [=McManus=] manages to sleep with every female character who works in the prison, but this backfires badly when PsychoExGirlfriend Claire Howell hits him with a false sexual harassment charge after he dumps her. [=McManus=] admits that even though he's not guilty of the charge, he is guilty of acting like a jerk towards women.
%% * Bill [=McNeal=] from ''NewsRadio'' such as when he takes Beth out to a fancy lunch, or when Beth and Matthew think they're in his apartment.
* The title character of ''LifeWithDerek'' strikes out about as often as he scores.
* ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'': Kurt Martin, the twins' father, is a forty-something pretty boy who drools over women way out of his league.
* Detective Jimmy [=McNulty=] of ''Series/TheWire'' is prone to banging random chicks in the most inopportune places possible. He's a FairCop and ladies like it, but his ex-wife is disgusted with him.
%% * Nodate Shijiro in ''{{Boss}}''.
%% * Snafu Shelton of ''ThePacific''.
* Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck from ''Series/TheATeam''. It helps that he's an awesome ConMan who tends to scam his way into penthouses, so he can make women believe he's rich and powerful.
* Alec/X5-494 on ''DarkAngel'', is attractive (he's JensenAckles) and flirty but isn't seen to have much success. Asha is hung up on Logan, Mia is manipulating him to help her boyfriend and bring down a mob boss, and it's a matter of fan interpretation whether he's interested in Max that way. One time we see that he has been dating two of his [[{{Courier}} Jam Pony]] co-workers at the same time, they found out about it and quit.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Captain Kirk in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]]'' has always had a reputation for this, but he is commonly assumed by fandom to have had sex ''for certain'' with one or two of the [[GirlOfTheWeek women of the week]]. This, however, was due to [[ValuesDissonance kissing as an acceptable substitute for sex]] during [[TheSixties an era]] when television was highly conservative, e.g. when a WagonTrainToTheStars series was considered fringe, and a [[PeoplePuppets coerced]] interracial kiss[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platos_Stepchildren]] was too spicy for the {{Media Watchdog}}s. According to [[WordOfGod Roddenberry]], mainstream [[TheFederation Federation]] was a [[FreeLoveFuture Free Love Society]] and Kirk was exemplary of that culture, so he likely was sexually active with every woman he smooched.
* Eliot Spencer of ''Series/{{Leverage}}''. If anyone's going to hook up with the GirlOfTheWeek, it'll be him, but he's Christian Kane, so probably none of them mind.
* Nick Balco from ''RaisingTheBar'', who just will not stop flirting with his ''subordinates''. Seems to be immune to sexual harassment lawsuits.
* Gary Wilde of ''ShakeItUp'', trying to pick up ladies such as [[FairCop CeCe's mom]] using lines like:
-->'''Gary:''' You have the right to remain, ''foxy!''
* Sebastian Smythe from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' is as of the Sectionals episode of season 3 too new a character to know for certain, but he seems to be this, what with hitting on a clearly uncomfortable [[HoYay Blaine]] right in front of his boyfriend.
%% * Alistair in ''AsTimeGoesBy''.
%% * Both incarnations Flashheart from {{Blackadder}} played by Creator/RikMayall
%% * The Thirteenth Duke of Wimbourne 'With my reputation?' in ''TheFastShow''.
%% * Both Tony and Cook on ''{{Skins}}''.
* Bright Abbott of ''Series/{{Everwood}}''. He's a charming JerkJock[=/=]LovableJock and girls at school ''swoon'' over him. He even manages to convince several girls to go with him on the prom at the same time. However, it later bites him in the butt when he's almost sued for sexual harassment by a woman from work who felt jilted that he wasn't serious about her. He's also not pleased to realize that women see him as someone who's fun to date, but not a serious guy to settle with. He gets better when he falls for ShrinkingViolet Hannah.
* Dean Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': A very handsome man (his actor was a former model and much has been made of his looks on the show), he flirts with anything in a skirt. The man's first thought upon returning from the dead? He had to re-lose his virginity. Anytime he's shown on a computer or with a magazine, it's invariably open to [[RaceFetish Busty Asian Beauties]].
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* ''Possible'' example: Tucker from ''RedVsBlue''. We don't know for certain that he's Handsome, but he was once described by his (admittedly ridiculously nice) CO as having "metrosexual good looks". The Lech part can't be in any doubt - he'll try to "charm" his way into the armour of any woman he encounters, no matter how badly she can (and cheerfully ''will'') kick his arse. If there ''are'' no women around, he'll take any opportunity to brag about his (potentially fictional) sexual conquests or throw in some innuendo. Bow chicka bow wow!
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%%* This is Gary Puckett's entire persona.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV99NZmurVA Madness of Duke Venomania]], said [[{{vocaloid}} Duke]] is this thanks to some deal he made with a devil.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Steve Dallas from ''BloomCounty''. Women immediately spot that he's a jerk.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* BlissStage: Keenan Caine. In game terms, he's a [[TheCasanova Carefree Hedonist]]. His [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Intimacy scores]] in the one shot are 4 (out of 5) or higher with every female character but [[{{Tsundere}} Anna Lin]], with whom he has a '''Broken''' relationship, and it's heavily implied the reason why is a vicious break-up. He is [[MurderTheHypotenuse the hypotenuse that Josh tried to murder over Sara]]. [[{{Jerkass}} He's also]] [[TheScrappy a bastard]].
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* ''Theatre/{{Drood}}'' - John Jasper to the extreme; though an absolute and total creeper (albeit due to being ''way'' bipolar), is often played as a charming and handsome man, and there's no doubt that Rosa feels something for him, as disturbed as she is at the same time.
* Guido Contini from ''Theatre/{{Nine}}'' is a first-class charmer who just can't stay faithful to his long-suffering wife.
* Robert is more or less portrayed this way in the musical ''{{Company}}'', as he juggles three girlfriends, enjoying a little of each but without showing signs that he really loves any one person (which "Being Alive" suggests is his deep dark desire). He's just good friends with a bunch of married women and their husbands, who envy his hedonistic bachelorhood.
* The character of the Trickster from Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''KOOZA'' is portrayed like this, wooing every girl he sees with his magnetic charm and gaining fans from the audience.
* ''Theatre/TheMoonIsBlue'' Defied this with David Slater, a divorced, middle-aged avowed [[TheHedonist hedonist]]. He promises not to make passes at Patty, and to her amazement and Don's, he keeps to his word.
-->'''Patty''': Oh, you're not nearly as depraved as you'd like people to think.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Zelos from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', who made it clear that he would hit on anyone remotely attractive, race, age, or tendency to smack him silly be damned. If you have him as your [[PartyInMyPocket active character]], he really ''will'' flirt with every single female NPC you talk to (regardless of age). With the correct EX Gem skill equipped, he'll even charm a random item or money out of them (even from eternally depressed half-elves). [[spoiler: Later on it's revealed that his personality is mostly [[ObfuscatingStupidity a facade to compensate]] for his [[ParentalAbandonment very overall lousy life]].]] It's revealed in a skit that [[spoiler:not only is his lechery a mask, but his stupidity is as well. He's at least as smart and educated as Genis, the academic mage.]]
* Claus from ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' was the original Handsome Lech in the ''Tales'' series, though this was exaggerated in the [[GagDub DeJap fan translation]].
* Judith from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' is a ''[[DistaffCounterpart female]]'' version of this trope, being [[MsFanservice very attractive]] and TheTease to boot. [[AllWomenArePrudes The girls are not impressed]]. [[AllMenArePerverts Yuri and Raven are]].
* Sean Webely in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'', who is tempered by both his age and the fact that he truly is an OfficerAndAGentleman. He doesn't leer, grope, or even hit on the many attractive females in the group, but he does make it clear that he ''definitely'' appreciates their presence. He is responsible for forcing one character to permanently wear a maid outfit.
* Zack in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' was described as a 'ladies' man' in the original game, but ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' and additional materials reveal him as more of a [[ChivalrousPervert cheerful, harmless flirt]] and [[TheAce all-around good guy]]. Note that the person who describes him as a 'ladies' man' is Aerith, who'd just spent almost five years waiting for him to come back from a mission. Or at least answer one of her 89 letters.
* Edgar of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''... though despite being very attractive, a master inventor and a ''king'', none of the women in the game fall for his playboy act whatsoever. It apparently works at least on one woman seeing as how he finds out about about The Empire betraying them later on in the game. There's a girl in Figaro Castle during the first trip there who says only 'most women are too smart to pay any attention to him'. Emphasis on the the 'most'.
* Zidane "oo, soft" Tribal of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. The only girl that he doesn't flirt with (or better put, only does as a joke) is Freya. Unlike every other girl he's hit on, she's a giant humanoid rat. She was also in a committed relationship, though her love is currently MIA.
%% * Kou Leifou from ''TheBouncer''.
%% * Irvine from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''.
* Jansen Friedh from ''LostOdyssey'' who goes as far as showing up drunk and in the company of three women as you leave on your first mission. His behavior, however, changes drastically when [[spoiler: he falls in love with Ming.]]
* Nothing stops ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'''s Gillian Seed, even the fact that he's technically married. In the original Japanese version he can go so far as to sniff the panties of a fourteen-year-old girl - mercifully, in the American version, the panties were taken out and the girl was aged up.
* Jonathan Ingram from ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}''. Not only does he get a chance to hit on many of the girls he meets along the way (including the teenage daughter of his old partner), the player is even given a choice to fondle the breasts of every female character (including the aforementioned daughter of his partner) in the game.
%% * Amazingly enough, Teddie from ''{{Persona 4}}'' after he [[spoiler: gains a human body.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsuRXxaWYMk Warning: Contains high levels of sparkles.]]
* Leo in ''EliteBeatAgents'' appears to be one, although it's really only so he can paint his masterpiece (he even spurns his InstantFanClub, so that he may attract [[MonaLisa Mona]].)
* Yoshitora from ''SamuraiShodown''; he can run away from the middle of a fight if a girl calls his name. He's also the ''heir to the friggin' Tokugawa shogunate.''
* Johnny from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is the leader of an all-female pirate crew and makes advances on every woman he sees. This eventually [[UnsettlingGenderReveal backfires]].
* Ezio Auditore da Firenze from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''. By the end of the game, he has either attempted to or successfully slept with every female character that he meets that isn't related to him. [[ThePornomancer The ladies don't seem to mind.]] By ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', however, Ezio's habits have changed. In his forties, he's shown flirting with a woman who promises to reward him later and hooks up with [[FieryRedhead Caterina Sforza]] within the first half-hour of the game... then [[ItsPersonal Uncle Mario]] is killed, [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs his home villa is conquered,]] and Caterina is captured and sent to Rome; when Ezio rescues her, she reveals that [[spoiler:she only slept with him to secure an alliance between them.]] Ezio takes it in stride, but he's [[ConsummateProfessional not shown flirting with any women after that.]] Though this could also by caused by him growing older and reflecting on his disastrous FirstLove. Nonetheless in the Da Vinci Disappearance DLC he's not above trying to seduce Lucrezia Borgia to get what he needs. In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', he's still quite the womanizer in his fifties, though his main love interest is Sofia Sartor, with whom he eventually settles down and has a family with in his final years. According to WordOfGod, while Desmond Miles is presumably a descendent of Ezio and Sofia, Ezio may have fathered many illegitimate children in his lifetime.
%% * Zevran Arainai from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''.
%% * Doc from ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic''.
* Sean Devlin from ''TheSaboteur''. One of his escape methods when he sets off alarms is to make-out with random women on the street until the Nazis run right past him. There's even an achievement for using this method of escape 50 times.
%% * Angelo from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII''.
* [[CrossChannel Taichi]] is pretty shameless in his attempts to sexually harass the female cast. He does have some standards, and tries his best not to go too far. [[spoiler:He already did cross the line with half of them, which is why they hate him so much. It's a mask to hide some serious issues.]]
* Luka from ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' will never not flirt with a sexy lady. No, it does not matter if he's currently running away from the police. No, it does not matter if they [[spoiler:apparently]] murdered his father. No, it does not even matter if they don't ''[[CrossoverShip live in the same universe]]''. He lists off the girlfriends he's had at one point: [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Claire]], [[ViewtifulJoe Sylvia]], [[DevilMayCry Trish]] and... [[{{Okami}} Ammy]]?
* In ''VideoGame/AlwaysRememberMe'', Hugh, one of the love interests, shamelessly flirts with and pursues the main character, and at one point, they jokingly trade cheesy pickup lines.
* ''VideoGame/StarFox'' had [[RomanticFalseLead Panther Caroso]] and his constant attempts to win [[MsFanservice Krystal]].
* Virion and Inigo from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' are both {{Bishonen}} who are horribly unsuccessful flirts. They're even both introduced hitting on someone; Virion's introduction goes a step beyond and has [[TheLadette Sully]] kick him for [[EngagingConversation proposing to her]].
* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Kagura Mutsuki flits between Handsome Lech and ChivalrousPervert. His brief introduction in ''Heart Remix'' establishes him as a ladies' man when he flirts with [[BuxomIsBetter Mai Natsume]] and [[HotTeacher Estella McKenzie]] and is described by Taro as a potential sex offender if left unchecked. Heck, his special match intro against [[MsFanservice Makoto]] has him parried for trying to cop a feel.
* Solid Snake in ''Franchise/MetalGear''. He hits on girls half his age! He hits on his support staff! He reads Playboy magazines to restore his psyche gauge! He broods over whether or not it's a good idea to hit on Otacon's stepsister! He seems to have a pretty healthy libido, but he's not quite as successful as his behaviour would suggest. His war experiences have left his ability to open up to other people quite stunted. Meryl was more of a combat buddy than a woman, and even she dumped him.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Makoto Itou from ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' certainly fits here. He's quite good looking, but in most adaptations of the story, he's quite TheCasanova with little concern for how his actions may come to affect others, so he has almost nothing to be proud of. Especially in the anime, where he barely atones for his mistakes, unlike in the manga.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'' has Itsuki. He's mostly shown to be turned down, but he still gets girls to give him lunch boxes every lunch.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Konstantin from ''TsunamiChannel'' is an attractive omnisexual man who would [[AnythingThatMoves hit on anything]] (except for {{Cat Girl}}s); but his very open ways and his love for {{hentai}} [[http://www.tsunamichannel.com/index.php?date=2003-05-19&comic=ExCoKo scares any potential dates]]. The exception is Anya the CatGirl, who is so in love with Konstantin that she doesn't mind how perverted he is.
* Sven Bianchi from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' is known for his ability to (figuratively) charm the pants off practically any girl he encounters. He prefers blondes. Sven recently (after being threatened by Faye) is trying to move past his man-whoring days, but can't even tell when he is being sincere any more. Especially now he's sharing his bed with the same Faye on a regular basis. Late he isn't a whore anymore. Other girls seem "flat" compared to Fay. Poor fellow Fay broke him.
* Brad from ''{{Gnoph}}'' is a very villainous example; at one point, he gropes his imprisoned ex-girlfriend - whom he himself arrested - ''while telling her that she's going to be executed without trial''.
%% * ''{{Earthsong}}'''s Jormand.
%% * ''LeastICouldDo'''s Rayne. (And his brother.) (And his father.)
%% * Wander from ''MagicalMisfits''.
%% * Veser from ''HannaIsNotABoysName'' .
%% * Gram Trellion from ''CwensQuest'' [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Cwens_Quest/index.php?p=422748 fits this perfectly]].
* Rainer from ''MSFHigh'' is either a Handsome Lech or a Chivalrous Pervert. Amongst other things, he's used his 360 vision to look up girl's panties, attempted to have one of his friends turned into a cute girl. (By the Friendly Neighborhood HIVE MIND!), and one telepath mentioned his mind 'was like a sewer'. Still, he's a really nice guy who has helped couples get together, at risk, (or LOSS) of his own life!
* Vallant from ''TehGladiators'', whose backstory involves being kicked out of the door naked after an attempted conquest goes wrong.
* Jacob Freeman from ''{{Shadownova}}'' gets sucked into the plot because he was trying to flirt with the main character at the wrong time. He spends a lot of time teasing the female cast but he's really just a harmless idiot.
* Eloya of ''Webcomic/{{Seekers}}'' is interested in the heroine for one thing - her curves.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'':
** Matt, a bisexual underwear model and [[YourCheatingHeart serial cheater]]. There was a moment where he reflected on how much of a jerk he is, but it was during a threesome after breaking up with his girlfriend because he'd had sex with his ex-boyfriend (who was an ex because he came home early and caught Matt with the girlfriend.) And no, the threesome didn't involve either ex.
** Zii, a rare female version who is generally better than Matt, if only because she tries to avoid getting into relationships that don't let her play around. She still has virtually no sense of consequences.
* Dmitri from ''{{Spacetrawler}}''. One of the first things he did after finding himself caught up in an epic SpaceOpera was download an app on his space-smartphone that tells him the anatomical compatibility of any alien species he encounters. Among the aliens he's bedded, he's also something of a MemeticSexGod. Much to his own disappointment, his character development has been shifting towards ChivalrousPervert.
* Castor of Dungeon Crawl Inc. uses a plethora of cheesy pickup lines on virtually every woman he meets, usually to no avail. Eventually he starts a [[DatingCatwoman real romance]] with [[spoiler: Teagan,]] [[HeelFaceTurn which causes her to betray her villainous cohorts]] and [[LoveRedeems help save the day]].
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''[='=]s Sam constantly hits on any girl he meets, however, he has an awe-inspiringly terrible record at it despite being endued with hypnotism and being far stronger and faster that most of the cast.
* Velma of ''IWasKidnappedByLesbianPiratesFromOuterSpace'' is a RareFemaleExample in her dedication to bedding girls.
%% * Jean's ex-boyfriend Slick Simmons in ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''
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[[folder: Web Originals]]
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the [[DisabilitySuperpower blind swordsman Jono]] keeps flirting with girls and tends to be quite successful with bedding them. However, when he finds a challenge from [[FieryRedhead Vaetris]] who doesn't fall for him quite so easily, he's intrigued and smitten by her. They eventually grow close [[spoiler:until Jono discovers to his horror that Vaetris is in fact [[EvilAllAlong one of the four dreaded archdemons]] who has been deliberately manipulating his feelings for her to achieve her sinister goals]].
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara, in his LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/StarTrekEliteForce'', plays Ensign Munroe where he warps three-quarters of everything he says into some sort of DoubleEntendre. [[CatchPhrase 'Cause he's Ensign Munrooooe!]]
* ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'':
** Lizzie thinks all the swimmers who she met at the Carter's bar are Handsome Lechs. She's not above some classy and lady-like flirting with attractive sport guys, but they are according to her all drunk and behave like utter losers.
** George Wickham presented as a sophisticated swimming coach. His flirting is with Lizzie was enchanting and she really liked him. The ever level-headed Lizzie falls for him and when their relationship doesn't go anywhere, she says they were only casual and that there are no hard feelings and thinks well of him. However, his personality has more negative traits than positive ones. She's later absolutely disgusted with him.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
%% * Wonderman from Comedy Central's ''TVFunhouse''
* The twins Jeremy and Ian from ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle'', since they initially approach the [[TheHero heroines]] to hook up with them.
-->'''Jeremy''': They skipped out.
-->'''Ian''': Incredible! And we always get the girls.
%% * Jonesy Garcia from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}''.
%% * Duncan from the [[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama series]].
* The title character of ''JohnnyBravo''. The entire series was based around handsome, muscular Johnny trying, and failing, to get a girl every episode.
* Archer and Barry from ''WesternAnimation/Archer'' HookersAndBlow is probably Archer's favorite pastime, while Barry spent most of Seasons 1 & 2 trying to sleep with Lana.
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[[folder:RealLife]]

* Famously, JohnFKennedy.
-->''"If I don't have a woman every three days, I get terrible headaches."''
* Creator/LordByron was renowned during his life for being one of these. Handsome, a romantic poet with scandalous private life.
* Tucker Max. The man created a literary genre and made a small fortune off stories of his sexual exploits.
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