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[[caption-width-right:300:From left to right: [[GentlemanAndAScholar Chance]], [[OfficialCouple Wade]], [[TheBigGuy Trey]] (top), [[TheHeart Noah]] (bottom), [[FatBestFriend Alex]], [[EthicalSlut Ricky]].]]

'''''Noahs Arc''''' is a LGBT comedy/drama that ran on {{Logo}} from 2005 to 2006 for two seasons. The series centered around a group of Black gay male friends' lives and romances around UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. While the series bore some similarities to ''QueerAsFolk'', it managed to carve its own niche, plus received credit for its portayals of LGBT people of color.

[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] NoahsStoryArc.

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!!Tropes associated with ''Noah's Arc'' include:
* AbortedDeclarationOfLove: In the movie, [[spoiler:Brandon challenges Ricky to confess his love for Noah. Ricky goes up to him, but can't get out the words]].
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Deconstructed with Chance. When he has moments of forgetfulness (which are more frequent than the rest of the cast, it initially is played for laughs. Later on though, the behavior is gradually linked to his stresses at home (especially regarding his husband and stepdaughter).
* AgeAppropriateAngst: Brandon's reaction towards Ricky's lack of any meaningful interest in him beyond sex, though its fairly subdued compared to most examples of this trope.
* TheAlcoholic: Brandy. Also doubles as a MeaningfulName.
* AllGaysArePromiscuous: Played straight with Ricky, though some CharacterDevelopment over time helps to give him a bit more depth.
* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Guys Want Bad Boys]]: Eddie's motivation for [[spoiler:cheating on Chance with a more "thuggish" guy]].
* AllergicToLove: Played with. At the start of one episode Ricky looks unusually pale, and Noah askes if hes sick. Ricky says he thinks hes "falling in love", implied to be thinking about Junito, and then passes out. He wakes up later in a hospital (come to find out, it was a Staph infection).
* AttentionWhore: Ricky, whose promiscuity is at least in part due to this. In fact, when his employee doesn't actively pursue him he relentlessly tries to understand why, actually confronting the employee about it.
* AnythingThatMoves: For Ricky, at least anything with a Y chromosome.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: [[spoiler:Chance gives one to Eddie during a heated post-cheating argument]].
* ArmouredClosetGay: Wade starts out as this.
* BadassGay: Wade, specifically after [[spoiler:Noah is gay bashed. Wade goes out and gets revenge]].
* BaitAndSwitch: A notable one at the start of the second season.. [[spoiler:Noah is talking about this guy who he may be in love with, and based on the first season its implied to be Wade (the OneTruePairing). When we actually see the guy its Malik, who Noah cheated on Wade with earlier as part of a random hookup]].
* TheBeard: [[spoiler:Guy's fiancee is apparently unwittingly this]].
* BeachEpisode: The last episode of the second season, during the Pride beach party. Though the first half of the episode plays the trope straight (purely fanservice and relatively relaxed), the last half cranks the drama UpToEleven.
* BerserkButton: Ricky is typically as carefree as they come, but if he feels for a second that Noah is threatened he WILL let you know how he feels.
* BetaCouple: Alex+Trey and Chance+Eddie typically play this role to Noah+his boyfriend at the time.
* BetterAsFriends: [[spoiler:Ricky and Noah, despite Ricky admitting he is deeply in love with Noah]].
* BigBeautifulMan: Alex sees himself this way (and Trey agrees).
* BigFun: Alex in a nutshell.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Dre. It takes a full season for the bitchiness to reveal itself, but when it does...]].
* BlackBossLady: Brandy.
* BookEnds: The TV series opens and ends on the beach (with the beach not being seen all too frequently in between).
* BoomerangBigot: Wade is this early on, with a very vocal aversion to gays despite being gay himself.
* BrainBleach: Some of Ricky's descriptions of his sexual escapades elicit this reaction from his friends.
* BrokenAesop: In the movie, when Noah finds out Alex is addicted to caffeine pills he takes it very seriously, and thats where the DrugsAreBad aesop is played out. But throughout the movie we've seen Brandy enjoy a variety of drugs quite a bit harsher than caffeine, and its all PlayedForLaughs with no real consequences.
* BuddyCopShow: The movie Wade had written appears to be one of these (based on the lines we overhear and what Wade and Noah discuss).
* TheCameo: Raz B from B 2 K as a patient in one episode.
* CampGay: Alex, and to a lesser extent, Noah (Both are feminine, but Alex is more outspoken and flamboyant).
* {{Catchphrase}}: Alex: Whats the T! (Often followed by "gurl")
* CastFullOfGay: Standard for the genre.
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: The only man of even average attractiveness in the main cast might be Alex (even that point is debatable), with all the other guys having absolutely perfect physiques.
* [[spoiler:CarMeetsHouse: Chance does not take being cheated on by Eddie well.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Though all the characters go through some, Ricky gets a special mention to gradually growing from a stock AllGaysArePromiscuous stereotype to a much more multifaceted character as the series (and movie) progress.
* TheCharmer: Ricky
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Chance of ''Noahs Arc'' strongly and explicitly believes this, which is why he keeps taking care of Kenya even after he and Eddie (her father) are separated.
* ChubbyChaser: Alex hints that Trey may be this, but since Alex is the only guy we see that Trey has interest in, its difficult to assess.
* ClosetKey: Noah is this to Wade.
* ComingOutStory: Not a full story, but in the movie we get to see [[spoiler:Wade and Brandon's (also see {{Gayngst}})]] coming out.
* CompensatingForSomething: This exchange between Noah and Wade in the first episode:
-->Noah: "Wow Wade, thats one big truck. Hope you're not compensating for anything."
-->Wade: "Nah playa, it's all good in my hood."
* CorruptTheCutie: Ricky actively tries to corrupt his boyfriend Junito by setting him up on sex dates. While Junito is monogamous and believes in love and affection before all else, Ricky sets him up on sex dates in order to turn him into a promiscuous sex maniac just like himself (mainly so he can feel they're on equal footing).
* CostumePorn: The fashion show, which has some wildly elaborate outfits even by fashion show standards.
* {{Crossdresser}}: Romeo borders between this and a VERY effeminate man.
** DudeLooksLikeALady: Even outside of women's clothes, his features are remarkably feminine.
* DatingDoSiDo: This is mostly avertedin the series, but played very straight in the movie with lot of sexual crossovers between [[spoiler:Noah, Wade, Baby Gat, Chance, Ricky, Brandon, and Eddie (basically all the main characters except Alex)]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Ricky, which is the big contributing factor to his {{Jerkass}} characteristics.
* DeathGlare: Malik taunts Wade at a wedding about [[spoiler:Noah cheating on Wade with him. Wade delivers several death glares before giving him a solid punch to the face]].
* [[spoiler:DeathOfTheHypotenuse / DieForOurShip: Dre at the end of season 2, freeing up Wade to be with Noah again]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: Ricky is the JerkAss variety, gradually defrosted by Junito.
* DevotedToYou: Noah seems to have continuous access to deeply dedicated boyfriends, with little real effort on his part. At one point even a millionaire rapper pursues him.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Interestingly enough, [[spoiler:Ricky is this to Noah. Ricky shows increasing emotional investment and protectiveness of Noah, particularly after the gay bashing, but it's revealed in the movie that Ricky has actually been in love with him for some time]].
* DoubleDate: Happens with [[spoiler:Dre (who is with Noah's ex Wade) inviting Noah over for dinner. Unbeknownst to Noah, this is to set him up with Dre's friend Quincy. Though theres clear UnresolvedSexualTension between Wade and Noah, in later episodes Noah actually does start to fall for Quincy]].
* DoubleEntendre: There are plenty, virtually all of the sexual variety. In fact, this is the main way Noah and Wade communicate their UnresolvedSexualTension early on.
* DownerEnding: Subverted at the end of the ''Noahs Arc'' first season. [[spoiler:Wade just broke up with Noah, Chance's new husband is unconscious, Trey separated from Alex for a 6 month relief mission, and Ricky broke up with his love Junito. Though it seems objectively depressing, Noah, Chance, Alex and Ricky find comfort in each other and all just laugh about it. The trope is played much more straight at the end of season 2 however....]].
* DragQueen: Alex, with Noah, Ricky and Chance as drag backup singers in one episode.
* DrugsAreBad: See BrokenAesop.
* DramaQueen: Alex, and sometimes Noah as well.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the very first episode, Ricky has two. The opening scene has him flirting up and getting a number from a guy on the beach. The thid or so scene that we see him in next hes in his store having sex with his employee.
* EthicalSlut: Ricky, in sharp contrast to Noah.
* FagHag: Brandy, Noah's boss, comes off as this at times.
* FatAndProud: Alex loves his big body.
* FatAndSkinny: Alex and Noah when they're seen one on one; their personalities also fit the silly vs. StraightMan (no pun intended) qualities of the trope.
* FateDrivesUsTogether: How Noah and Wade happen to run into each other in the bar (as well as other times).
* FatBestFriend: Alex is a definite Type A, being the loud, fun, outspoken and confrontational one of the group.
* FinishDialogueInUnison: Happens numerous times to the point of being a RunningGag, three times in the first episode alone. Typically one of the four main cast starts the sentence and the other three finish it together.
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Subverted in the movie where Noah and Wade seem to start to give the same answers to relationship questions, but end with completely different ones. This is the first major sign they're have deeper relationship issues.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Noah fits in that he has virtually all the non-combat qualities listed for the trope. He's the protagonist, is morally superior (frequently choosing HonorBeforeReason), and compared to the rest of the group has a more balanced personality. He's the one who holds the group together, frequently reminding everyone how much they care about each other, and is almost always right in situations where he provides guidance/leadership. Even the wearing red/blue somewhat fits, as there are several scenes where he wears red specifically to make him stand out from the rest of the cast. He's also invariably front and center in any promotional photos and more often than not in scenes where the whole main cast is together.
** TheLancer: Ricky, as a very clear foil to [[TheHero Noah]]. While Noah is very moral, relationship-oriented, romantic, and holds the group together, Ricky is much more pragmatic, highly promiscuous, sexually detached, and more than willing to abandon the group over a one-night stand. The stark contrast between them is [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] by both of them at different points in the series. Also, Ricky, Noah and [[TheChick Wade]] are [[spoiler:involved in a love triangle highlighted in the movie]].
** TheSmartGuy: Chance, being a college professor continually in pursuit of his academics. He also is a bit more withdrawn compared with the rest of the cast, and often will explain more complex matters to the rest of the group (often doubling as MrExposition in the process). Though he doesn't wear them often, hes also the only one of the main cast who wears glasses, and is fairly thin compared to the more muscular (and in Alex's case, thicker) cast members.
** TheBigGuy: Alex is a class 4, being outspoken, boisterous and dramatic. Though kind, he is the most aggressive and confrontational of the group when threatened. He is also an EmotionalBruiser.
** TheOneGuy: Wade; though the cast is made up of guys, Wade is by far the most masculine and lacks the "girlfriends" dynamic that the rest of the group share. He's also used for fanservice VERY frequently, as opposed to the main four cast members. And he's in a relationship with [[TheHero Noah]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the start of an episode, Chance is giving Noah advice that there's always a time when a man has to choose between his principles and his paycheck. During the next episode, Chance has to choose between helping a lesbian couple and allowing Eddie to keep his career (one of the lesbians is Eddie's boss's wife).
* FourTemperamentEnsemble
** '''[[color:red:Sanguine]]:''' Alex.
** '''[[color:gold:Choleric]]:''' Ricky.
** '''[[color:purple:Melancholic]]:''' Chance.
** '''[[color:green:Phlegmatic]]:''' Noah.
* FourthDateMarriage: Fourth date is an exaggeration, but its revealed early on that Chance and Eddie have only known each other for six months at the start of the series, considering marriage (and get married very soon into the series) and are moving in together. This is also notable for being portayed as a FourthDateMarriage in-universe.
* FlyingUnderTheGaydar: In an episode where Noah wants to go to a bar to meet Wade's friends, Wade gets Noah to tone down his look for this purpose.
* FunTShirt: This is a standard part of both Noah and Ricky's wardrobe, seen at least OnceAnEpisode.
* GayAesop: Interestingly this isn't actually played straight, though the movie has Brandon coming out to his parents and immediately getting the backlash. We never see how it resolves though.
* GayCowboy: Alex dresses up like a sexy one in to surprise Trey.
* GayGroomInAWhiteTux: A variant, the tuxes are light gray.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Chance tends to lean towards this versus the [[AbsentMindedProfessor Absent-Minded Professor]].
* {{Gayborhood}}: The UsefulNotes/LosAngeles of the ''Noahs Arc'' universe is chock full of gay men. The vast majority of anyone the cast interacts with is gay.
* {{Gayngst}}: In the movie, Brandon goes through this briefly over a rough coming out to his mother.
* {{Gayngster}}: Baby Gat.
* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: [[spoiler:Wade cheating on Dre with Noah is "good adultery" that supports the OneTruePairing, while any other form of adultery seen is of the "bad" variety]].
* GuyOnGuyIsHot: Brandy definitely believes this, though overall it goes without saying for the genre.
* HenpeckedHusband: Trey increasing becomes this as Alex's demanding nature is highlighted as the first season progresses. Interestingly, rather than being PlayedForLaughs its taken as a serious relationship issue (for which they even go to counseling).
* HonorBeforeReason: This is one of Noah's more frequently seen characteristics, such as in one episode where he turns down a $4000 check from Wade because he feels he should get himself out of his financial mess (despite having to sell his beloved car to do so).
* HopelessSuitor: Baby Gat from ''Noahs Arc'' relentlessly pursues Noah, particularly in the movie (to no avail).
* HospitalHottie: Junito, the attractive young physician (and Ricky's major love interest).
* HotTeacher: Chance, having a student and teachers aide pursue him as well as being fanservice in his own right the few times we see him shirtless. Note that though he is the oldest of the main four cast, hes still quite young for a college professor in his position.
* {{Hypocrite}}: A notable example is when Noah enters a sex party to try and find Ricky, and a guy tries to aggressively flirt with him. Malik immediately steps in and tell him to back off, and that no means no. He then immediately proceeeds to flirt with Noah even more aggressively, as Noah says no.
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: This is one of the things that draws Ricky towards Junito early on (as Ricky's sexual advances don't seem to take).
* TheILoveYouStigma: Ricky hesitates to tell Junito he loves him over fear of him saying it changing things for the worse (as well as some deep-seated difficulties with commitment).
* [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer If You Ever Do Anything To Hurt Him]]: Ricky says this verbatim to Wade regarding Noah (and means every word of it).
* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: Interesting subversion between [[spoiler:Alex, Trey and Guy. Alex suspects Trey may be cheating on him with Guy. Turns out Trey is completely innocent, though we find later that Guy has been secretly pursing Trey (Trey being oblivious to this)]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: Noah seems to fall into this regarding his relationships, and occassionally catches himself not really giving the same focus to his friends' relationship issues as they give him. Its highlighted at the end of one episode where Ricky just went through a breakup and is clearly depressed, and Noah calls him to complain about the "emergency" of Wade wanting to go house hunting with him.
* JerkAss: Ricky can come off as this at times, particularly when putting his consorts before his friends, although....
** [[spoiler:JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After the gay bashing he fits this role much more regarding Noah, which makes sense given that he's secretly in love with him]].
* JizzedInMyPants: This is what happens to Noah during his and Ricky's sexual experience in a flashback.
* KarmaHoudini: To an extent, [[spoiler:Noah. For how relationship-focused he seems to be, he cheated on his first love, lead on two other boyfriends and broke up with them because he essentially got disinterested, and relentlessly pursued and had sex with Wade knowing he was in a happy relationship. If it were any other character doing these things to Noah, they would be dismissed as a jerk, but Noah is never once called out on this.]]
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine : Junito has one in one episode, though its not seen again.
* LatinLover: Ricky, though he usually focuses on the physical side of love.
** [[SpicyLatina Spicy Latino]]: Despite being male, Ricky fits this better, given the strong sexual nature (and not as much romantic) of his character.
* {{Leatherman}}, FiremenAreHot: Trey posed as these for a calendar shoot.
* LadyDrunk: Brandy is a bit younger than the typical LadyDrunk, but still fits the trope otherwise (her position of power somewhat puts her in an "older" role). Her jaded and sarcastic personality also fits the trope.
** HardDrinkingPartyGirl: As seen in the movie, where Brandy takes on an unusually fun, playful demeanor with Alex and the rest of the group.
* LadykillerInLove: Ricky with Junito (though he never breaks his promiscuous ways for long).
* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles: The setting.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[spoiler:Guy. Also progresses to...]]
** [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouEvil when he plans on killing Alex and [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident making it look like a suicide]]]].
* MachoCamp: A variant in Alex; while he may not be super-muscular, he is larger than most of the cast and physicially doesn't fit the stereotypical slim and toned physique that the rest of the cast does. He's also the most campy one of the 4 main characters.
* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Initially it appears that Ricky doesn't want to have sex with Junito because [[spoiler:Junito is HIV positive. Ricky later confesses that it's because Ricky's falling in love with him, despite having had random sex partners in the quadruple digits]].
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard: Guy, who bit by bit manipulate both Alex and Trey in an attempt to get Alex out of the picture and be with Trey. His plan is effective enough that at one point even Noah, Ricky and Chance are questioning Alex's credibility]].
** [[spoiler:ThePlan: Guy basically wants to make Alex appear to be vindictive and manipulative while making himself seem kind and heroic through a series of planned yet seemingly coincidental acts. In the end though, he is....]]
*** [[spoiler:OutGambitted: For someone with such a subtle and elaborate plan, he's tricked rather easily by a simple fake note]].
* [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Masculine Boy Feminine Boy]]: Noah's feminine to Wade's masculine, Alex's feminine to Trey's masculine. To a lesser extent, Chance's feminine to Eddie's masculine.
* [[WomenPreferStrongMen Men Prefer Strong Men]]: When Wade and noah briefly live together for the first time, Noah sees all the beauty products Wade uses. Noah later comments with his friends about how the whole "metrosexuality" thing is a bit of turn off and prefers a strong, rugged man.
* MeaningfulName: Brandy (she does enjoy her alcohol).
* MenAreUncultured: A variant: Masculine guy Wade invites the artsy, feminine Noah to watch the movie he worked on. Its turns out to be a cheesy, low-brow BuddyCopShow film, during which Noah quickly falls asleep.
* MistakenForCheating: See ImaginaryLoveTriangle above.
* MonochromeCasting: Almost everyone any of the characters interacts with is either black or latino. You can count the number of white people seen throughout the series on one hand.
* MoralMyopia: One that stands out is based on Ricky's protectiveness of Noah. Ricky makes it clear that [[spoiler:if Wade so much as looks at another guy, he'll have Ricky to answer to. Yet when Noah cheats on Wade, not only does Ricky not call Noah out on it, he actually is upset with Wade over leaving Noah for that]].
* MostWritersAreWriters: Both Noah and Wade are screenwriters.
* TheMovie: ''Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom''.
* MrFanservice: Most of the cast could qualify, but Trey is notably portrayed as one in-universe.
* [[MustHaveCaffeine Must Have Caffeine Pills]]: Alex in the movie.
* [[spoiler:MurderTheHypotenuse: Its strongly implied Guy is planning to get rid of Alex and make it look like a suicide in order to be with Trey (note that Trey is totally oblivious to any of this]].
* NiceGuy: Junito is probably the best example, being consistently kind, courteous, patient and understanding with Ricky (who is a promiscuous, emotionally stunted, and often times {{Jerkass}} individual).
* NoBisexuals: Men in the Noah's Arc universe are apparently only gay, straight, or closeted. Even characters who have at least been implied to have had opposite sex relationships, such as Wade and [[spoiler:Guy]], are depicted as doing so solely to hide feelings for males or out of a poor understanding of their own sexuality.
* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Frequently occurs, usually with Wade (or Noah's boyfriend at the time) slinging the guilt at Noah [[spoiler:(for Noah cheating, wanting to break up, etc)]].
* OhCrap: Several throughout the series, but [[spoiler:Eddie has a particularly epic one when Chance catches him with another guy via CarMeetsHouse]].
* PairTheSmartOnes: College professor Chance paired with clever, strategic businessman Eddie.
* PapaWolf: Interestingly, Ricky fits this role in regards to Noah (both as a protector and mentor; Ricky introduced Noah to much of the gay scene).
* PornStash: In the first episode Noah is trying to find Wade's stash to determine if he's gay or straight.
* PrideParade: Seen in the last episode of the second season.
* PrinceCharmingWannabe: Millionaire rapper Baby Gat is this to Noah, trying to rescue him from his "mundane" life.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Junito. He comes back though]].
* [[RealWomenHaveCurves Real Men Have Curves]]: Alex believes this all the way regarding himself, and professes himself as the most "real" one of the group. He even says a variation on the line itself in one episode.
* RealSongThemeTune: The remixed variety of "Remember the Love" by Adriana Evans.
* ReallyGetsAround: Ricky's most defining characteristic.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Brandon gives a short but effective one to Ricky regarding his promiscuity in the movie.
* TheReveal: Several, but one that stands out is [[spoiler:Junito's positive HIV status (and in some ways, Ricky's negative HIV status]].
* RevealingHug: [[spoiler:Guy gives one to Trey, taunting Alex in the process]].
* RunningGag: See FinishDialogueInUnison.
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Man]]: Despite being male, Alex otherwise fits the trope flawlessly.
* SpitTake: Noah has a small one when Wade describes a guy he'd sleep with (as a perfect description of Noah).
* StraightGay: Wade, Trey, and Eddie.
** ManlyGay: Same as above.
* [[spoiler:TeacherStudentRomance: In the movie, Brandon has a crush on his teacher Chance, who consistently ignores his advances....until Chance is having problems in his own relationship. Chance gives in for one night, but things return to the StatusQuo afterwards]].
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Noah and Wade. Also, Junito and Ricky (though Ricky's "manly" tends to be sexually aggressive and detached).
* SexMontage: Occurs in the movie.
* ShirtlessScene: Happens at least OnceAnEpisode.
* ShrinkingViolet: [[spoiler:Noah briefly becomes this after being gay bashed]].
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: When Eddie sees Chance in the speedo he wore when they first met, the champagne bottle in his hands [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre pops]].
* SourPrudes: Chance has moments of this, much to Eddie's dismay.
* SuddenlySexuality: [[spoiler:Guy develops affections for Trey out of the blue. There were no real hints leading up to it in the first season, and in fact in one scene he's overheard having sex with his wife]].
* TagalongKid: Brandon in the movie.
* TeamDad: Chance, being the typically more rational, level-headed leader. Also is the oldest of the main 4 characters.
* TeamMom: Alex generally falls into this role, being more warm and nurturing.
* TheHeart: This is Noah's role, as hes often the "peacekeeper" of the group and reminds everyone else how much they care about each other.
* TheResenter: This is a big part of [[spoiler:Guy's motivation. He resents Alex for having a man like Trey and treating him the way that he does, so he goes out to get Trey for himself]].
* TokenMinority: Ricky and later Junito (Latino), who are the only non-African-Americans of the cast.
* TraitorShot: This is one of the clues that [[spoiler:Guy's motivations aren't what they appear. Interestingly, he gets far more of these after he's revealed to be the bad guy]].
* TriangRelations: Three type 4 examples: [[spoiler:The first is Trey, Alex and Guy, with Guy pining after Trey who is in a relationship with Alex. The second is Noah, Wade and Ricky (it is revealed in the movie that Ricky has been in love with Noah for some time, while Noah is happily with Wade)]]. Noah, Wade and Baby Gat have a similar dynamic.
* TrueCompanions: Noah, Ricky, Alex and Chance, who see themselves as family and explicitly state that nothing they go through can break their bond.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Though this is the entire main cast, so the Token part doesn't really qualify.
* UnableToCry: [[spoiler:Noah immediately post-gay bashing. His breakdown does come soon after though]].
* UncleTomfoolery: Alex, with his over the top mannerisms, falls into this at times.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: This is Noah and Wade's driving dynamic early on before they get together [[spoiler:and when they reconnect after their break up and getting other boyfriends]].
* [[spoiler:[[VigilanteExecution Vigilante Beatdown]]: When one of the guys who gay bashes Noah gets off with a minimal sentence, Wade goes to beat them down (and judging by how badly he beats on the guy, he probably did intend to kill him)]].

* VisualPun: At the start of the second season Noah is trying to figure out if [[spoiler:Malik is the one]]. His friends tell him to kiss him, and if the earth moves he knows its love. Noah kisses him, and an actual earthquake occurs.
* WakingUpElsewhere: Happens with Ricky following passing out due to an infection, waking up in a hospital.
* WeddingsForEveryone: Subverted. Just before Chance and Eddie's wedding [[spoiler:Alex comes across a ring and two plane tickets in Trey's jacket, and thinks Trey is getting ready to propose. When Eddie and Chance sign the commitment papers, Alex jumps up to ask if they can do another wedding, and says he'll marry Trey. Turns out the tickets were for him andGuy to go on a six month relief mission in Africa, and the ring is just to remind Alex that Trey loves him]].
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Brandy in the movie wakes up after a drug-fueled night in a total state of confusion.
* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: The majority of gay bars seen fall into this trope.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler:Guy tries one on Trey, cutting himself with a knife and attempting to blame it on Alex. Initially, it works.]]
* [[spoiler:YourCheatingHeart: Eddie on Chance, Noah on Wade]].