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->''"I don't want to be your sex object,\\
Show some feeling and respect\\
I don't want to be your sex object,\\
You turn me on, then you forget"''
-->-- '''Music/{{Kraftwerk}}''', "Sex Object"

Kind of the kinky older sibling to the LoveInterest. A {{lust}} object is a character who is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin actively lusted over by another]]. While a character thinks about [[HoldingHands holding their]] LoveInterest's [[IntertwinedFingers hand]], and shows a LuminescentBlush in their presence, he or she will regard a lust object with [[EroticDream dreams of improbably risque situations]], and more often than not, TheNosebleed.

It's possible for a LoveInterest to also be a lust object, especially when the protagonist is [[AllMenArePerverts male]] and the lust object, [[MsFanservice an attractive female]]. However, this is usually not the case, as a lust object is rarely regarded as anything other than that -- an object to lust over. The gender inversion of this is a [[AllWomenAreLustful female]] lusting after [[MrFanservice an attractive male]].

'''Note''': ''A character who simply thinks "sexy" thoughts about their LoveInterest is not regarding them as a Lust Object''.

For a character to be a lust object, they must be thought of as 'objects' to fulfill the [[{{Fetish}} sexual]] or [[FanService proto-sexual desires]] of the luster, outside of (or in addition to) any romantic feelings. A good indicator is whether or not the Object speaks during the [[EroticDream waking wet-dream]]. If they don't, or if they only use 'stock' sex-scene phrases, they're probably a lust object. If they hold a conversation, or even just speak in coherent sentences, they are probably closer to a LoveInterest.

They are often the object of a StalkerWithACrush. A guy who is MrFanservice or a girl who is MsFanservice is almost always this, on both sides of the Fourth Wall.

A HelloNurse is a character who is a lust object to ''everyone'', usually PlayedForLaughs. EatingTheEyeCandy is one way for a character to dwell on their lust object, while MaleGaze[=/=]FemaleGaze is a way for the author/artist to emphasize that the Object is being fetishized.


[[folder: Advertising ]]

* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hODwTzUcmfA#t=3m24s this]] Diet Rite commercial [[AthreesomeIsHot both]] the [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]] football player and the player who's [[TakeOurWordForIt naked with a towel wrapped around his neck]] are this to the female reporter going into the locker room to conduct interviews.


[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* In ''Manga/AiKora'', all of the girls are this in Hachibei's eyes. Although the obsession on his part can ''seem'' to border on love (and in at least one case it leads to romance, or at least a LoveEpiphany), it's really just him lusting over their various "parts"
* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': To say [[JailBait Kirie's "only" 16]][[note]][[ValuesDissonance 14 is the age of consent in Japan]][[/note]], she's already [[GagBoobs stacked]] and has [[HelloNurse a killer bod.]] So much so, that one episode showed she can't even walk down the street without being mobbed by middle-aged men asking her out; much to her chagrin. Not to mention, [[CasanovaWannabe Fukuyama]], [[PsychoLesbian Kosame]], and Hijiri, all want to get into her pants - with Kosame being the most persistent and the one who [[NearRapeExperience comes closest to succeeding.]] She even manages to steal Kirie's FirstKiss.
* ''Manga/SevenSeeds'' has Botan be one to Semimaru. He finds her physically very attractive and even asks her to sleep with him, just once. With Botan also being TheTease, she doesn't seem to try to stump his desire.
* ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'': Shizuka, Saeko, and Saya all are prime examples:
** Shizuka outright [[{{Defied}} defies]] the ChristmasCake trope, since her age (27) has done nothing to detract from her sex appeal. Takashi's deceased friend, Imamura, said she was hot specifically ''[[FetishFuel because]]'' [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11333-33/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-23.html she was an older woman.]] Both Takashi and Hirano have also [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11316-22/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-6.html been aroused by her]], and Shimada paused long enough to compliment her on her body before [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11328-5/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-18.html attempting to rape her]]]].
** The anime plays up Takashi's attraction to [[AloofDarkhairedGirl Saeko]] far more than the manga does. Such as when he first sees her in nothing but [[HadakaApron an apron and a thong]], in episode 6, and slips up twice while staring at her breasts. While the ''"Drifters of the Dead"'' OVA cranks the [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] UpToEleven, by having him hallucinate about her throwing herself at him, then spending the night having sex with her. It narrowly avoids being {{hentai}} by [[FadesToBlack fading to black]], [[SexyDiscretionShot just as they get started.]]
** [[{{meganekko}} Saya]] proves NerdsAreSexy by having Hirano crushing on her ''and'' [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11315-27/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-5.html wanting to get into]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/11315-28/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-5.html her hot pants.]] In the ''"Drifters of the Dead"'' OVA, he even winds up [[spoiler: humping a broomstick]], while hallucinating that he was [[spoiler: banging her]].
*** The bonus story at the end of chapter 23 revealed that Takashi's other friend, Morita[[note]]also deceased[[/note]], also wanted to tap it. He spends [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11333-32/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-23.html an entire page talking about how hot Saya is]] and made special note of her breasts, which he said were like a bikini model's.
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': Fujiko is anime's original FemmeFatale. While it's no secret how ''[[ChivalrousPervert Lupin]]'' [[AManIsAlwaysEager feels about her]], he isn't the only one - as her clients, her enemies, businessmen, and even [[HeroAntagonist Inspector Zenigata]], have all wanted to hit it[[note]]For the record, Lupin and Zenigata have both bedded her at different points. Lupin and Fujiko are FriendsWithBenefits, while she had a one night stand with Zenigata during her own SpinOff [[Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine series]][[/note]]. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer So have other women.]] In ''[[Anime/LupinIIITheColumbusFiles The Columbus Files]]'', Rozaria asked Lupin if they could "share" her. While she was joking at the time, [[HomoeroticSubtext her attachment to Fujiko]] implied she may have meant it.
* ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Blade]]'' presents [[HomoeroticSubtext a lesbian]] [[BrotherSisterIncest incest]] example, which has Elina lusting after [[BigSisterAttraction her two older sisters:]] Leina and Claudette:
** The series does everything short of simply stating that Elina wants nothing more than to scissor Leina, who's well aware of her younger sister's blatant crush on her. As they grew older, Leina began to see her advances as improper and was put-off by it; which was part of the reason she eventually ran away from home. Oddly enough, she still indulges Elina on occasion, such as the 9th episode of season 2, where Leina spent the night spooning with her, in the nude.
** To a lesser extent, Elina secretly desires her eldest sister as well, but hides these feelings due to her attraction to Leina. Though chapter 20 of ''"Hide & Seek"'' showed her [[PervertedDrooling drooling]] while [[ImagineSpot fantasizing about]] cuddling in bed with Claudette. Eight chapters later, [[spoiler: she learned that the feeling was mutual and that Leina [[ShipperOnDeck supported the idea of her and Claudette being together]]]].
* In ''Words Worth'', [[FourStarBadass King Fabris]] became obsessed with [[LadyOfWar Sharon]] [[InLoveWithYourCarnage after seeing her in battle]] and plainly told his military advisor that he wanted to f*ck her. In the following episode, he tried to make good on it, by engaging her the moment she arrived on the battlefield. At the end of their duel, he pinned her to the ground and [[AttemptedRape tried to rape her]] on the spot, but was foiled by her fiance's ([[TheProtagonist Prince Astral]]) timely arrival.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''SinCity'' has Nancy the stripper. She's the favored "performer" in Kadie's Bar but her main luster is the SociopathicHero Marv. It's likely that he is in love with her but isn't fully aware of it.


[[folder: Film ]]

* Stifler's Mom from ''Film/AmericanPie'', since while the other boys tend to find relationships, she and Finch only ever seem to have sex once and then that's it.
* Citizen Elliot in ''Literature/ExitToEden'' is this for Mistress Lisa. She's drawn him because she has a thing for his butt which is we learn is her favorite male body part (which she fondles) just before his [[KinkySpanking spanking]]:
-->'''Lisa''': You know how some men like women's legs, some like big breasts, some like long hair? Know what I like? I like butts. Men's beautiful behinds. You know what I like to do to gorgeous butts? I like to squeeze them, pinch them and caress them.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* In Literature/ABrothersPrice Jerin Whistler to lots of women. Justified in that he is a very beautiful man in a world where men are so rare that one who has all his own teeth and no deformations might be considered handsome. The non-related women who don't lust after him warn him to not go out unveiled in public, as other women might not be so decent.
* In ''Literature/CloudOfSparrows'', every section told from Zephaniah's point of view keeps mentioning how much he wants to shag Emily.
* In the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' universe, the White Court of vampires have Raith House. All vampires of said house derive nourishment from sexual energy. Therefore, they are often lust objects for anyone, male or female, within close range, particularly when they are hungry. One of them, Thomas, is described as having looks which put any male model to shame.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Famed as the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman, Daenerys Targaryen is specifically mentioned as being lusted after by her long-time adviser Jorah Mormont, [[TheChessmaster Illyrio Mopatis]], [[VillainousIncest her own brother]] Viserys Targaryen, and sellswords Mero the Titan's Bastard and Daario Naharis. Daario appears to have gone over to her side mostly out of a desire to bed her (the feeling is mutual). It should be noted that [[DeliberateValuesDissonance Daenerys is only fourteen at the start of the series]].


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Peter Serafinowicz's character on ''Series/BlackBooks'' was this for Fran. It's made clear that he's a self-important arsehole who Fran can't stand, but it doesn't stop her spending half the episode literally masturbating to the sound of his voice.
* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Spike seems to view Buffy this way. ''He'' calls it "love", but she doubts it. Of course, by the ''end'' of the series it's definitely love; reasonable minds can disagree about what point that began.
** Buffy also sees Angel in this way in "Band Candy". When she goes to visit Angel, Buffy's [[EatingTheEyeCandy eyes were mostly glued]] to [[WalkingShirtlessScene his sweaty bare chest]].
* Bob Sorenson became this for Kris in the "Toni's Boys" episode of ''Series/CharliesAngels'' when he [[ShirtlessScene took his shirt off]].
* In series 5 of ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor is this for Amy Pond (she even says as much herself when he tries to rebuff her advances by pointing out that their age difference makes them incompatible), in sharp contrast to the emotion-based crushes Rose and Martha had on him. She gets over it halfway through the season, after her actual ''love'' for her fiance Rory is tested.
* Penny in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is this for Leonard, who spends the entire first season making PuppyDogEyes at her because he was too shy to get beyond a casual conversation. She eventually grew out of that role not just because they have a RelationshipUpgrade but that the series implemented a mild version of WantingIsBetterThanHaving, Leonard had to get past the raw physical attraction and fall in love with her and all her quirks.
* Christine Simpson begins to see former Detroit Red Wings defenceman Jiri Fischer as one in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bM323z6rHQ this interview]] when she starts to mentally undress him.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* EVA serves as this for Naked Snake in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''. However, [[CharacterDevelopment he grows to genuinely love her over the course of the story]].
* ''[[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Skies of Arcadia: Legends]]'': [[AManIsNotAVirgin Vigoro]] first meets [[PirateGirl Aika]], while she and her friends are being held prisoner at the Grand Fortress; resulting in [[AbhorrentAdmirer 'lust at first sight'.]] After making note of [[ShesGotLegs her legs]] [[HartmanHips and hips]], he [[PrisonRape attempts to rape her in her cell]], but gets foiled by Vyse and Gilder. Later, he runs into her again while they're in Yafutoma, where he invites her back to his ship [[DoubleEntendre so they can "rock the boat".]] Aika refuses and makes it clear that she wants nothing to do with him.


[[folder: Visual Novel ]]

* This happens to Miles Edgeworth at least three times in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations''. He has no idea why.
* This is at least a partial cause of Gilgamesh's obsession with Saber in FateStayNight. He sees her as a treasure to add to his collection, and makes his desire to have his way with her very clear.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* Most characters in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', a sex comedy with a healthy dose of {{Fanservice}}, take this role for someone else at some point, but it's pretty much [=DiDi=]'s full-time plot function. (Her own lust objects at different times are Matt and, in a ''slightly'' subtler form, Gary.) Eventually, Zii has to explain the trope to her:
-->'''Zii:''' It's just a mild... craving. Or hunger. ''Animal'' hunger. Where I just wanna tear all your clothes off and lick every inch of your skin. Y'know, nothing to worry about.
* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it twice regarding [[ThePornomancer Faith]] [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Abbot's]] sex appeal:
** It was made apparent [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/presence_carriage_and_poise from the start]] that her secretary, Sandi, was both deeply in love with her and wanted to sleep with her. But it became explicit when one of Jacqui's glamour spells showed Sandi her heart's desire, which was the sight of Faith naked and offering to "reward" her for all her hard work. Which lead her to [[spoiler: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/your_heart_desire dry hump]]]] the tree the illusion had been cast on.
** After much speculation, TheReveal, near the end of chapter 15 finally uncovered why the girls at [[AllGirlSchool Artemis Academy]] are all so eager for the chance to be with her. [[spoiler: Subconsciously, [[IJustWantToBeLoved Faith wanted to be loved.]] So [[PsychicPowers her powers]] sync'd with the school's, which enhanced her desirability. Thus, reshaping the school in her image]]. Faith hadn't been aware of it, at the time, and [[ThisCannotBe was horrifed when faced with the truth.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Cerise''']]: '''(telepathically)''' "Haven't you wondered why all the girls love Faith? [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/even_her_enemies Why even her enemies lust after her?"]]


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has become this to Spoony. Of course Spoony has the hots for [[AnythingThatMoves everyone]], but Critic is the one whose spooning was set up and mentioned again afterwards, and Spoony ''really'' enjoys humiliating him.