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[[caption-width-right:350: [-[[CantArgueWithElves Prettier than any of you humans could ever hope to be]].-] ]]

->''"You're prettier than half my daughters."''
-->-- '''Craster''', talking about '''Jon Snow''', ''Series/GameOfThrones''

You know that [[{{Hunk}} ruggedly handsome manly man]] the ladies all sigh for? [[ThisIsNotThatTrope This isn't that guy]]. Oh, he still gets the sighs, but it's because he is so dang ''pretty''. These guys are often slender or slight, with fine facial features. Height is variable: if his prettiness comes from his youthfulness, then he's probably shorter; if it comes from his status as MrFanservice, then he's going to be taller.

This doesn't necessarily mean he's androgynous, or looks like a girl, though. (That's a different trope, DudeLooksLikeALady, or ViewerGenderConfusion, if he's androgynous enough that the audience is genuinely confused about his real gender.)

The Pretty Boy also isn't necessarily effeminate or weak. He may well be as strong or physically powerful as the other, more muscular guys, and as masculine as the more ruggedly handsome ones. Expect one of his more rugged counterparts to sneeringly call him "Pretty boy" at least once. Increasingly common for even his detractors to comment on [[EvenTheGuysWantHim just how much they appreciate his looks]].

Assemble enough of these guys, and you end up with a Main/CastFullOfPrettyBoys.

Note: East Asian media (particularly Japanese and Korean) uses a related trope, {{Bishonen}}. The main difference appears to be that western media believes that males can be ''too'' pretty, and keeps the manpretty below a certain level for fear of making their heterosexual male viewers [[StupidSexyFlanders uncomfortable]] or [[ViewerGenderConfusion confused]].

A SisterTrope is AgentPeacock. If the pretty boy also has long, flowing hair, he is a LongHairedPrettyBoy. WhiteHairBlackHeart is a subtrope which marks a character out as a villain.



%% Anime examples go on the {{Bishonen}} page.
%% To move:
%%* Ladies and gentlemen, we would now like to present [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/02/02/the-seven-most-amazingly-shojo-moments-in-x-men-misfits/ X-Men Misfits]], wherein even ''Magneto'' is hilariously a pretty boy.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Pietro "ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}" Maximoff from ComicBook/XMen certainly counts as Pretty Boy.. [[DependingOnTheArtist It depends on the artist, however]]. For example, in WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine And The X-Men}}, he looks even older than his father.
%%* Lucifer from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' comics.
%%* Some of the ''ComicBook/{{Elfquest}}'' elves are depicted this way, particularly Gliders.
%%* In ''FinalCrisis Aftermath: Dance'', the [[LegacyCharacter successor]] to Boss Bosozoku of Big Science Action (Japan's main superhero team) is Boss Bishonen.
%%* Billy "The Beaut" Russo used to be this, but after ThePunisher got through with him... well there's a reason he is now called "Jigsaw".
%%* Wallace Wells from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' is definitely this...in the comics, anyway.
%%* Dodge, the BigBad of ''ComicBook/LockeAndKey''.
%%* If Marcus To is drawing him, you can bet Tim Drake will be this.
* ComicBook/{{Daken}} and ComicBook/{{Gambit}}, they have [[http://pics.livejournal.com/mozzarellaroses/pic/0004gbgh a scene]] in Daken's solo comic where they snark at each other using it as an insult.
* Warren Worthington, aka Angel/Archangel. Not every artist can pull it off, of course, but he is supposed to be unnaturally, ethereally beautiful, to the point that the wings aren't what you notice first if you're close enough to make out his features. This even continued when he was blue. Amusingly, [[ComicBook/AllNewXMen his time-displaced teenaged self]] jokingly acknowledges this while on a date with ComicBook/{{X 23}}, making himself out to be prettier than ''Jean Grey''.
-->'''Laura:''' Jean is prettier than me.\\
'''Warren:''' That's not true\\
'''Laura:''' You're prettier than me.\\
'''Warren:''' That ''is'' true.
* ComicBook/{{Quasar}} of the ComicBook/TheAvengers. In one issue of his solo series, he was even called 'Pretty Boy' by a bad guy.
* In-universe, ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} has had quite a few people -- of both genders -- point out just how attractive he is; it's pretty much generally accepted that he's one of the most attractive men in the DCU. As far as out-of-universe examples go, IGN ranked him at #1 on their list of the sexiest men in comics, and both the list and the comments considered it a no-brainer. [[http://comicsalliance.com/comics-sexiest-male-characters/ Comics Alliance]] ''also'' ranked him at #1.
* Victor Mancha of the ComicBook/{{Runaways}} is usually drawn as the most attractive boy on the team. His handsomeness is such that Chase feared losing Gert to him. Taken to extremes in "Dead End Kids", where [[spoiler:Lillie [=McGurty=] spends a century devising a scheme to get Victor to travel back in time and fall in love with her younger self.]]
* Of course as always DependingOnTheArtist, but teenage {{SelfDemonstrating/Loki}} in their masculine form. The first reaction to their looks by a [[Comicbook/YoungAvengers teammate]] was "OK. '''Now''' he looks like trouble.", in a [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard later series]] this also earned them a RunningGag about looking "Music/OneDirection-y". During the AXIS arc even their callsign is 'Pretty Boy' and it's stuck beyond that arc. Even old Loki calls them that.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* A [[FanFic fan-made]] chapter of the {{Space Marine}}s of TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} fame, the [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Pretty_Marines Pretty Marines]]. They have some sort of gland that creates the [[BishieSparkle sparkle]], and their guns have roses on them. Their scouts are cute boys, and they have legions of female fans. And this is all well and good... just watch out for the ''[[FaceHeelTurn Chaos]]'' Pretty Marines.
* Neo in ''The Matrix'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BringingMeToLife'' is almost explictly called a pretty boy. He's tall, slim and has a pretty face, with equally pretty eyes.
* In ''Fanfic/TheSecretLifeOfDolls'', Lyra from ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' and Elizabeth Swann from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' have this discussion about a picture of the Will Turner doll:
-->''Lyra popped up over Elizabeth's shoulder. "That scarf is a girly scarf."\\
"Well, that's just how guys dressed back... now."\\
"In tights?"\\
She sighed. "Sometimes Will was prettier than I was."''

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* "Field Test", the third segment of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight'', gives Bruce Wayne a rather pretty-boy-esque look (which doesn't exactly fit Kevin Conroy's voice that well).
* Shang in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''. Yao even refers to him as Pretty Boy during his ShirtlessScene.
%% * Sylvain in the weird, {{Animesque}} French animated film ''Animation/{{Gandahar}}'' (AKA ''Light Years'').
* Jack Frost in ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians''. He even has Tooth and her helpers fangirling all over him, although it may be solely to do with his [[EternallyPearlyWhiteTeeth teeth]].
%% * Even though he didn't start off this way, Andy Davis from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' becomes this in the third film at a hearty seventeen years of age.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/XMen'':
** Bobby Drake's dainty facial features quickly communicate to the audience that he's a good-hearted person. This is especially true in the [[Film/XMen1 first movie]], where he was only a minor character, but viewers were able to tell right away that "the cute guy" is sincere when trying to befriend Rogue. Moroever, being forced to abandon his family in the [[Film/X2XMenUnited second film]] is more painful when his expression is very much like a puppy dog who has just been kicked.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
*** Appearance-wise, Dr. Charles Xavier is strongly defined by his boyishness: he has a soft, round face, baby blue eyes, reddish lips (the colour is so deep at times that it almost looks like he's wearing lipstick), and is of shorter-than-average height. It's symbolic of his sensitive, nice guy qualities. Erik Lehnsherr even calls him "adorable" when Charles tries the Cerebro machine for the first time.
*** Dr. Hank [=McCoy=] is quite similar to Xavier (just younger and a lot more insecure), and while this may be a coincidence, it's nevertheless convenient that he shares some facial features with his mentor, like pale skin, blue eyes and thick reddish lips. The one big physical difference between them is that Hank is a lot taller.
** ''Film/TheWolverine'': Wolverine invokes this when he confronts Harada, presumably as an attempt to deride the latter's masculinity.
* ''Film/{{Thor}}'': Loki has an elegant, youthful face (which alludes to his cultural sophistication and his mischievous nature), a slimmer build than the other Asgardians, and always moves gracefully, even when he gets into a fight. His physical appearance is meant to be a sharp contrast to his ruggedly handsome and very muscular brother Thor.
* ''Film/LordOfTheRings'':
** The race of fair-skinned long haired peroxide boys. Legolas especially takes the cake.
** Frodo, as he is fairly good-looking for a Hobbit. Being portrayed by Creator/ElijahWood helps.
* Kili in the film version of ''Film/TheHobbit'' is very youthful (his beard is only just starting to grow in) and has nice large brown eyes, making him almost bishie by Dwarf standards (and notably, Tauriel, an elf who is surrounded by Pretty Boys among her people, becomes attracted to him).
* Neo in ''Film/TheMatrix''. The stereotypical pretty-boy taunt comes from Cypher, who mocks Neo's "big pretty eyes".
* Newt in ''Film/TheMazeRunner'', as portrayed by Thomas Brodie Sangster, with his soft, almost androgynous facial features and blond hair.
* Didier Revol the French exchange student in ''Film/SonOfRambow'' is so beautiful that EvenTheGuysWantHim.
%%* Shua in ''Film/SkyBlue''.
* Many vampires in ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'' fit in the pretty boy aesthetic with very pale complexion, making them look androgynous.
* Brian Slade of ''Film/VelvetGoldmine'' fits this trope rather well, as one might reasonably expect from a nineteen-year-old Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers in ''make-up''... He manages to be more delicate and prettier that his own wife (who is not bad-looking or particularly butch.)
%%* The historical figure Synesius of Cyrene is portrayed as this in ''Film/{{Agora}}''. His role is played by Creator/RupertEvans.
* Luke from ''Film/{{Cherrybomb}}'', to the point where fangirls started suggesting that Rupert Grint's character [[FanPreferredCouple should get with HIM]] instead of the female lead, on the basis that "Luke is prettier". To be fair, the levels of HoYay in this movie probably made this reaction unavoidable.
%% * John Connor as portrayed by EdwardFurlong in ''{{Terminator}} 2'' is a younger example.
* Ra in ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' is supposedly the same entity as the Egyptian god of the Sun. He has very delicate feminine features and wears make-up, including [[{{Guyliner}} heavy eye-lines]]. His voice is disturbing and he's creepy as hell.
* The two leads in ''Film/WithnailAndI'' look like they've have been battered and malnourished for far too long, but still... "I" has the same looks he later had for the [[Series/DoctorWho Eighth Doctor]] and Withnail is pouty-mouthed, has big blue eyes and his hair goes fluffy when they hit the countryside. The battered factor even adds to the appeal.
* Michael Cimino's ''Film/TheDeerHunter'' has Nick, played by a very young, very pretty ChristopherWalken. Effective DawsonCasting. Walken was 35.
* Creator/JohnnyDepp as EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Edward in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''. He plays a fragile robot who is ''almost'' upgraded to a human being and resembles a doll.
* Leonard Whiting from Franco Zeffirelli's film adaptation of ''RomeoAndJuliet''. Most of the comments of this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtJJ0Ex5wk8&feature=related old interview]] of him and co-star Olivia Hussey on Website/YouTube are about how he looks like Creator/ZacEfron.
%% * Jack (Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio) in ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.
%% * Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio in ''Film/ManInTheIronMask''.
* In the up north melodrama parody "The Fatal Glass of Beer", W.C. Fields observes "My Uncle Ichabod said, speakin' of the city, 'It ain't no place for a woman, gal, but pretty men go thar.'"
%% * R in ''WarmBodies'', who is portrayed by Nicholas Hoult. There's no denying he is incredibly sexy despite being a zombie.
%% * Rancis Fluggerbutter from ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.
* Golden-haired Joe with a pretty face from TheWestern parody ''Film/LemonadeJoe''. TheChanteuse Tornado Lou falls for him hard, and Doug Badman who loves Lou is shocked, shocked! that Tornado Lou, a lioness of a woman, a storm of a woman, a fate of a woman would fall for such a pretty naive boy who drinks only lemonade.
* The actor who portrayed Tadzio in the 1971 FilmOfTheBook ''Literature/{{Death in Venice}}'', then-14-year-old [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tadzio_audition.jpg Bjorn Andresen]], was so ''mind-numbingly'' beautiful that [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2003/oct/16/gender.film his life actually began to mirror that of his character's.]] It's not a comfortable story to hear, and it makes him a TruthInTelevision case of SoBeautifulItsACurse.
* From ''Franchise/StarWars'' we have Luke Skywalker, with his large blue eyes (which can easily swing between [[InnocentBlueEyes innocent]] and [[IcyBlueEyes icy]]), wavy golden hair and boyish good looks. This is a nice contrast to Han Solo, who is more of a {{Hunk}}, and adds emphasis to their NobleMaleRoguishMale dynamic.

* Enjolras in ''Literature/LesMiserables'' is described as "angelically beautiful," with "an exceedingly youthful look, as fresh as a young girl's." Creator/VictorHugo, the author, makes sure to emphasize numerous times throughout the book just how very, very pretty Enjolras is.
* Jerin in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''. His long hair dangles between his feet when he braids it, and he dresses well. Almost all women who are not related to him make at least one comment on how pretty he is. Paying lots of attention to his appearance is part of his culture, but the beautiful face is genetic.
* Legolas in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' in particular is described as being "fair of face beyond the measure of Men."
* Ax from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' in his androgynous male human morph, which is made of DNA from Rachel, Cassie, Jake, and Marco.
* ''Sauron'' was [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sauron_bishonen.jpg revealed to be one]] until the War of the Last Alliance and the loss of the One Ring [[GlamourFailure prevented him from taking any form that wasn't as ugly and nasty as his spirit]].
* The ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series by David Weber uses the trope extensively.
** [[GodModeSue Victor Cachat]] is described as being young and ''very'' cute at least once in every book he appears in.
** Jeremy X was genetically engineered to be one -- he is designed to the point were he can't have any facial hair even!
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by all the DesignerBabies roaming around, MagicPlasticSurgery, and by the pro-long life extension treatments that can make a hardened military officer that is over 40 years old look like he is barely out of high school.
* Dorian Gray in OscarWilde's ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'' is described as an intoxicatingly, androgynously beautiful and sweet blond boy.
* Aramis in ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' is described as being as pretty as a woman. Of course, he's the one of the Musketeers who's most popular with women.
* Raziel in ''Literature/LambTheGospelAccordingToBiff'' is pretty enough even to provoke StupidSexyFlanders moments from the FirstPersonSmartass protagonist, Biff. It's apparently a standard angel trait.
* ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr'':
** Lizard and Ted describe the teenage protagonist Jim [=McCarthy=] this way, though he doesn't believe them.
** Definitely the case with Shaun -- a sixteen year-old, bisexual attendant on the luxury airship ''Hieronymus Bosch'', whose duties include prostitution and [[ChildSoldiers military defence]].
* The protagonists in the ''Literature/WarchildSeries'' are usually depicted as Pretty Boys, even when they have extensive combat training and are capable of great violence. The third book, "Cagebird" has a protagonist described as cherubic-looking who eventually becomes a prostitute/assassin, and the protagonist from her second book is said to be a beautiful boy with large, kittenish eyes.
* [[http://www.shakespeare-online.com/sonnets/20.html Shakespeare's Sonnet 20]]. The young boy is described as such: "A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted hast thou, the master-mistress of my passion", until Nature "[[DoubleEntendre pricked him out]] for woman's pleasure."
* The [[TheRashomon temporary protagonist]] of ''Crow on the Bridge'' by Creator/MaxFrei reminisces meeting one of these, a young man of blinding beauty.
-->''"Entered the room a [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld young]] man of such a blinding beauty that to me it seemed not as much pleasant to the eye as absolutely out of place in the given circumstances. Really, here happens such things, I should make the Gloves of Death and it's yet unknown how to survive this fancy-work; civil war continues for umpteenth year in Conjoined Kingdom, and ultimately the world will fall soon; and he walks here with such a look as if a human had no more important task than to look beautiful. My feelings were about these, though when spoken aloud they sound absurd, I see it myself."''
* All of the male vampires in ''Literature/{{Twilight}},'' especially Edward Cullen. They even come with the BishieSparkle ''pre-packaged'' and their appearance is described in gushy detail. With the exception of [[BoisterousBruiser Emmett]] and [[TheBrute Felix]], who are [[{{Hunk}} the other good looking male character type]]. They also never sparkle in the books once.
%%* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': Julien, Lord Laurent's son, is described as being one of these. He's still tough enough to be considered skilled in combat by [[{{Badass}} Isengrim]].
* There are a bunch in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Ser Loras Tyrell is described as "beautiful" rather than handsome, called "The Knight of Flowers" and clad in rainbow armour [[spoiler:until he joined the Kingsguard]]. Of course, this is probably to do with the fact that he's only about sixteen at the start of the series.
** Joffrey Baratheon, who is said to look like a girl by Jon Snow, and is described as a combination of his sister Myrcella and his uncle Jaime [[spoiler:who also happens to be his father.]]
** Rhaegar Targaryen was a beautiful boy who, despite being a great warrior, was also a sensitive/emo man who liked to play the lyre.
** "Young Griff" is a beautiful young man who has long eye lashes and dyes his hair [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]] [[spoiler: He's actually Aegon Targaryen, the son of the above Rhaegar, or at least a convincing impostor.]]
** The Citadel student Alleras is probably the female Sarella Sand [[SweetPollyOliver in male disguise]], with the result that (s)he fits and is described as being comely, pretty, etc. as opposed to handsome.
** Satin, a former male prostitute who joins the Night's Watch, is very pretty, as Jon is prone to remind us.
%% * The title character of ''Literature/BillyBudd''.
* It's implied that Henry from ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'' is one. Apart from being called "pretty" on occasion, it's also mentioned that he looks a good deal like his attractive mother.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** We have Cedric Diggory AKA "Pretty Boy Diggory". The first things we learn about him are that he's a good flier and just mentioning him can [[ChickMagnet make the girls on the Gryffindor team break into giggles.]] Creator/RobertPattinson is one of the few Potter actors who ''isn't'' an example of AdaptationalAttractiveness.
** Young Tom Riddle, as seen in flashbacks, has RavenHairIvorySkin appeal.
* Tadzio from ''Literature/{{Death in Venice}}'' is a stunningly good-looking, aristocratic boy of fourteen. An older author becomes obsessed with him because of his divine looks.
%%* ''Literature/LesMiserables'':
%%** Enjolras.
%%** Montparnasse.
%% ** Courtesy of AdaptationalAttractiveness, we generally get an entire cast of good-looking young revolutionaries.
* ''Finding H.F.'': Bo, H.F.'s best friend (and [[spoiler:likely half-brother]]). He takes utmost care of his appearance, his wavy blond hair.
* Sufi poetry extols the beauty of beardless boys, and some mystics believe such boys represent the perfectness of God.
* ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'' has the LastEpisodeNewCharacter Bracken, who is tall, willowy, youthful, and has long, soft silver-white hair.
* Diane Duane's ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series gives us Roshaun ke Nelaid, a HumanAlien prince with golden hair and [[RoyalBrat a really stuck-up attitude]]. [[ItGotBetter He gets better]].
* This is the defining characteristic of Markus in the ''Literature/LonelyWerewolfGirl'' books. Apparently he looks even [[{{Crossdresser}} hotter in a frock too]] and is interested in fashion.
* ''Literature/TheOutsiders'': Sodapop Curtis is described as being incredibly handsome and looking a lot like his attractive mother. Cue TheFilmOfTheBook, where he is he's played by Rob Lowe.
* Despite the [[ScarsAreForever scars]], many characters in ''Literature/WickedLovely'' explicitly refer to Niall as 'pretty boy'.
* Lord John Grey from the ''Literature/{{Outlander}}'' series of books ([[SpinOff and eventually his own]]). He's blonde, pretty, and a bit on the petite side.
* Torak from ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' was often described as "overly pretty" (that was before he had the left side of his body burned off).
* ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'':
** Francis is described like one of these, as well as a fastidiously flamboyant dresser.
** Charles is a pretty man, but only because [[HalfIdenticalTwins he looks like his twin Camilla]].
%% * Vanyel Ashkevron from the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' books.
* ''Literature/DarkLife'' has a male character ''called'' [[MeaningfulRename Pretty]]. He's very pretty and usually also [[IceKing very]] [[BewareTheQuietOnes scary]].
* Thomas Raith from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. He is a White Court vampire (aka an incubus). He's got a ''very'' pretty face and from the neck down he's built "like the high priest of Bowflex".
* Marcello Clerici, the protagonist of the 1951 novel ''Literature/TheConformist'', is described as very handsome and feminine-looking both in adolescence and adulthood.
* Galad Damodred from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is often described as being "almost too handsome for masculinity".
%% * Most of the men in Laurell K. Hamilton's ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' and ''Literature/MerryGentry'' series are supernaturally beautiful.
* Many male characters from ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'' novel series, especially Stefan and Damon Salvatore. In the books, Damon is described to be more handsome and edgy while Stefan is described to be more boyish and innocent with finer facial features. So it could be assumed that Stefan fits the description of pretty boy more than Damon.
%% * In ''Literature/ImagineSomeday'', Diego is called Pretty Boy at one point.
* Kavik from ''Literature/OfFearAndFaith'' is described as quite pretty and handsome. He was relentlessly bullied during his teenage years over this and the resulting stress and anger helped forge the HotBlooded BloodKnight we know and love in the story proper.
* St. John Rivers from ''Literature/JaneEyre'' is tall, fair, blue-eyed and with a Grecian profile and desribed as extremely handsome several times. Mr Rochester says he's present in Jane's imagination as graceful Apollo.
* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': Tantilis (a man who brought an entire kingdom down in flames) is described as being more beautiful than most ''women''. Apparently, female actors are always hired to portray him during theatrical performances.
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', this is played for drama; Ward notes that Oreg, the Really700YearsOld GeniusLoci of castle Hurog, who was born human, but was MadeASlave to [[PoweredByAForsakenChild be an immortal slave to the owners of Castle Hurog]], is a pretty boy. Ward suspects that some of his rather unsavoury ancestors sexually abused Oreg, and pities him.
* ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'''s main antagonist, Joren of Stone Mountain, is frequently called lovely and "as rosy-cheeked" as a girl in the narration, and Kel even stops to admire his good looks before he shows himself to be a git. WordOfGod is that he was based on a real person who was also pretty outside and rotten inside, but there's unintentional ironic value in such a hardline misogynist looking so feminine.
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' has Finnick Odair, whom Katniss initially dislikes as a 'pretty womanizer' and who is very aware of his own attractiveness. It's deconstructed in the last book, however, when it's revealed that [[spoiler: particularly physically attractive victors, Finnick included, are forced into prostitution by President Snow.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Alias}}'': Julian Sark; lampshaded by Daniel Ryan in "Facade", who had never met Sark face-to-face, but was informed that the young man (who is around 20 years old at the start of the series) was a pretty boy.
* Apollo and Starbuck from the original ''[[BattlestarGalacticaClassic Battlestar Galactica]]''. While Apollo's is the case of BeautyEqualsGoodness as per WordOfGod, it is Starbuck who gets mistaken as a girl by one of the andriods in 'Greetings from Earth'. Needless to say, Apollo and Cassiopeia were both amused.
%% * Spike from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' as William the Bloody(-Awful Poet), before he was bitten and became a vampire.
* The 2003 ''Series/ChildrenOfDune'' miniseries has a teenaged and virginal Leto Atreides II. The [[FemaleGaze camera angles and close-ups often focus on his physical beauty]], and it symbolizes what a huge personal sacrifice it is for him to give up his own humanity (by transforming into a grotesque SandWorm) so that he can initiate the Golden Path and save humankind from extinction.
* Spencer Reid of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', played by Matthew Gray Gubler. As co-star Shemar Moore bluntly put it, [[http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/entertainmentfeatures/view/1016904/1/.html "Matthew is so pretty he's almost a girl."]] Dr. Reid is practically the living, breathing ''definition'' of this trope. Even in-universe, one of his nicknames is "Pretty Boy".
* ''Series/DarkAngel'' has a younger and prettier Creator/JensenAckles as twins Ben and Alec. The latter has StoicSpectacles in one episode.
%%* From ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' we have Drew, Craig, Eli, Peter, Zane, and Marco.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Jamie's prettiness is actually a ChekhovsGun in "The Highlanders", where the Doctor gives a speech about how beautiful and fine his features are at the end of the episode to bluff that Jamie's actually a [[PrinceCharming handsome prince]].
** The Eighth Doctor. Some fans jokingly call him The Oncoming Pretty. He's played by young Creator/PaulMcGann and one of the Doctor's major traits are his InnocentBlueEyes.
** The Tenth Doctor. He looks very boyish and wears cute glasses. Female characters on the show think he's pretty, too.
--->'''River Song:''' Pretty boy! With me I said.\\
''[Long pause. Donna looks at the Doctor suggestively]''\\
'''Doctor:''' Oh, ''I'm'' "Pretty Boy"!\\
'''Donna:''' Yes! ''[shocked at her own enthusiasm]'' Oh, that came out a bit quick.
** According to the TARDIS, Rory is "the pretty one", which is played as a joke, as he's generally thought of as [[UglyGuyHotWife significantly below Amy Pond in the looks department]]. Amy doesn't seem to think of this as a joke however.
%%** The Eleventh Doctor is what happens when Pretty Boy meets {{Adorkable}}, although, according to Eleven himself, River thinks "he's hot when he's clever".
%% * Vincent Chase from ''Series/{{Entourage}}''.
%% * Niles Crane in the early seasons of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Jon Snow is prettier than half of Craster's daughters, according to Craster himself. And both of Tormund's daughters.
** Ser Loras Tyrell; George R.R. Martin even described the character as "...the teen idol of Westeros" in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmxRIgBtThk this HBO featurette]]. Sansa Stark has a crush on him because of his good looks. Two lowborn Lannister soldiers consider him to be prettier than the Queen. In "The Climb," Olenna calls Loras "...the pride of Highgarden, the most desirable bachelor in all of the Seven Kingdoms."
** Lancel Lannister is in his late teens with soft features and golden hair (the hair colour is a Lannister trait). He becomes the Queen's toy boy.
** Olyvar is a male prostitute of Littlefinger's who fits the physical description of TheTwink. His Adonis-like beauty and physique make him very appealing to his clients, which includes Prince Oberyn Martell, who is willing to pay the young man's "wildly expensive" fee.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
** Kurt Hummel. All he's missing are the [[BishieSparkle sparkles]]... and even then, he sometimes [[PerformanceArtist provides his own]].
** Sam is quite the Pretty Boy. Pretty, with long hair, muscles, and a gorgeous smile. He's so pretty, he has to have his [[ShirtlessScene shirt off every other scene]].
** Blaine with his QuirkyCurls, [[BowtiesAreCool bowties]] and PuppyDogEyes.
* In ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'', we have young TeenIdol Joe Hardy (aka Shaun Cassidy).
-->'''Joe:''' Just because I'm younger, smaller and more easily intimidated...?
* Two examples from ''Series/{{Hornblower}}'':
** Archie Kennedy, played by the always awesome Creator/JamieBamber. He has longish fair hair, innocent blue eyes, a chiselled jaw line, a cutest smile ever, and a body of a sailor. He is a {{Foil}} to [[TheHero Horatio's]] [[TallDarkAndHandsome taller and darker charms]].
** Mr. Midshipman Wellard from Series Two is a cutie-pie. Teen-aged, with very fair skin, black hair, dark eyes, and soft features. He is still a fairly competent officer, despite the fact that a mad captain [[BreakTheCutie made him his whipping boy]].
* Many characters Mathew Baynton plays in ''Series/HorribleHistories''--most notably including Charles II and highwayman Dick Turpin -- take full and explicit advantage of this trope. To the extent where his ''HH'' co-stars' standard (if less-than-serious) response when asked about the show's success is "Mat's eyes".
* Chase on ''Series/{{House}}'', a fair-haired and baby-faced doctor. His prettiness sometimes becomes a plot point. For instance a LittlestCancerPatient develops a crush on him and manipulates him into kissing her. Or House bets Chase gets more dates on speeding date night than him, and House stays a medical doctor while Chase takes a personality of a lazy bum.
-->'''Dr. Foreman:''' Chase, you're a pretty boy. Works well with the ladies, not so much with the patients. No one wants an underwear model performing their splenectomy.
* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', after Ted and Robin break up, Robin meets a cute Argentinian guy Gael (played by Enrique Iglesias) and they date. Ted is very jealous and describes him as an Adonis. Gael turns out to be just a short-term [[OnTheRebound rebound boyfriend]].
%% * Derek Jupiter on ''Series/ImInTheBand''.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'': When he isn't being hit on because of his good looks, the gorgeous DS Matt Devlin (also played by the abovementioned "always awesome" Creator/JamieBamber) is somehow being insulted because of them--a corrupt cop sneeringly refers to him as "your boy-band partner", a juvenile delinquent suspect tauntingly tells him "you've got a gay face", and even the man suspected of being behind [[spoiler: his murder--he isn't, ironically]], sarcastically refers to him as "pretty-boy cop".
%% * Charlie Pace in ''Series/{{Lost}}'', particularly during his clean shaven phase.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'':
** [[http://dutche.home.xs4all.nl/episode%203x4%20merlin%20arms.jpg Merlin]] is a Pretty Boy.
--->'''Barmaid:''' Mmm, you're an handsome fellow.\\
'''Arthur:''' Well, just wouldn't be the first to say it.\\
'''Barmaid:''' Oh. No, sorry. I was talkin' about your friend here. ''[looks suggestively at Merlin]''\\
'''Arthur:''' ''[shocked]'' Him?\\
'''Merlin:''' ''[smirks at Arthur]'' Thank you.
** Lancelot manages to be a Pretty Boy ''and'' a {{Hunk}}. Hard to pull off, but it's the PermaStubble offsetting the PuppyDogEyes.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' had [[http://www.rovang.org/wiki/tommy-mmpr1.jpg Tommy Oliver]], the late-arriving Green Ranger and BreakoutCharacter. Saban bent over backwards to keep the Green Ranger around far longer than the original source material allowed, and then assigned him a new color to keep him around for subsequent seasons.
%% * Nathan from ''Series/{{Misfits}}''.
* ''Series/MrBrain'': In "Eccentric Neuroscientist vs. Beautiful Revived Ghost" the "beautiful revived ghost" isn't a woman. The ghost is played by the very pretty, yet very male {{Gackt}}. Gackt himself finds Gackt rather tasty.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
** James Gillies is pretty for a man, which no doubt helps him to pass off as a woman when he wishes to elude the police or frame a female character for murder.
** Leslie Garland is a handsome youth and a law student. When constable Henry Higgins tries to console constable George Crabtree over his apparent jealousy and hurt feelings (because Crabtree courted Dr. Grace who liked him, but then was very much interested in Leslie Garland), he says that Leslie is pretty--almost too pretty for a man.
* Cyrus from ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'', who is referred to being a Pretty Boy explicitly by the Red Queen.
* ''Series/PrisonBreak'': Michael (Creator/WentworthMiller) is the perfect combination of prettiness and manliness.
-->'''T-Bag:''' One things for sure, you just as pretty as advertised. Prettier even.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' arranges a literal date with Destiny. Turns out Destiny is a Pretty Boy these days (played by Brian [=McFayden=]. Even his horses are gorgeous ([[TakeOurWordForIt according to Sabrina, anyway]]).
-->'''Sabrina:''' Sorry, I was expecting you to be--
-->'''Destiny:''' Old as time, long white beard, robe, chariot. Most women prefer this look, but [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith I can change if you want]]--
-->'''Sabrina:''' No, that's fine.
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'' gives us a CastFullOfPrettyBoys on the male side, which has to do with the aversion of DawsonCasting and the fact that the characters are played by teenage actors.
** Tony Stonem of the first generation is played by then 18-19 year old Nicholas Hoult, which gives us a tall, lean male PaleSkinnedBrunette with glazing blue eyes and a complexion which several {{Southern Belle}}s could be jealous of. His attractiveness, along with being TheAce and TheCharmer allows him to become ''the'' male [[TheVamp vamp]] of the series. One of the very first scenes involving him actually shows the entire population of an all-girls school ''and'' their female teacher fawning over Tony.
** Maxxie Oliver, played by the blond and gorgeous teenage Mitch Hewer, is even prettier than Tony. He's also a token gay character in the first generation, an aspiring dancer and a talented artist, and frequently used in the show as MrFanservice; all of which somewhat play up the "pretty boy" aspect of the character. Also, he briefly catches the attention the womanizer [[spoiler:Tony]] and, despite being widely known as gay, gains a very driven female StalkerWithACrush.
** Freddie [=McLair=] of the second generation is very much TallDarkAndHandsome, but has a slender, boyish build and a very pretty face with big brown eyes (stated by his father to look just like Freddie's mother's), long eyelashes, and full lips. He has also the two would-be queen bees of the group competing over him at some time.
** The third generation's resident JerkJock Nick Levan is a mixture of Pretty Boy and {{Hunk}}. He's one of the physically manliest characters in the series with his square jaw and muscular boy, but also has a pretty face, big eyes and cute smile, making him an example of this trope.
** Rich of the same generation is one of the most youthful-looking males in the series and has a soft face, big eyes and delicate skin. Those features become especially visible after his ExpositoryHairstyleChange.
** Matty, [[spoiler:Nick]]'s BigLittleBrother, is just as pretty as his sibling, but significantly more visibly fragile. Also two of the heroines fall for him almost instantly after seeing him for their respective first times. Actually ''every'' teenage male character of the third generation (besides [[{{Adorkable}} Alo]]) can be considered a Pretty Boy to varying degrees.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Dean Winchester (Creator/JensenAckles). His face combines prettiness and manliness, with a bit more of prettiness.
** Castiel (Creator/MishaCollins), an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] who ups the ante by also being slender and the shortest (barely) of the main trio. Co-star Creator/JaredPadalecki has said of Collins: "With those big blue eyes, he can't play a demon. They're like, 'awww...he's too pretty'." Lampshaded in-universe:
--->'''Japanese Game-Show Host:''' Mr. Trickster does not like pretty-boy angels!
* Michael Kelso from ''Series/That70sShow'', who describes himself as "man-pretty". Donna once tells him that he's "pretty like a girl", and he agrees.
* In ''Doctor Who'' spin-off ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', we have SharpDressedMan Ianto Jones, whom John Hart frequently refers to as "Eye Candy".
%% * The title role of ''[[Literature/TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFoundling Tom Jones]]'' in the 1997 BBC version (Max Beesley).
%% * James from ''Series/BigTimeRush''. Even Carlos (the actor, not his character) called him pretty.
%% * Bailey Turner from ''Series/{{Neigbours}}'' certainly qualifies.

* KoreanPopMusic singer Music/{{Juniel}} talks about this trope in her song "Pretty Boy", saying how much she prefers one to a "handsome guy like a movie star".
-->''Short height with a round face\\
A cute guy who looks good in glasses\\
Eyes that disappear when he smiles\\
But a guy who has a child-like smile''
%% * Music/{{Gorillaz}}'s 2D has elements of Pretty Boy, except with a distinct UncannyValley flavour.

* The unnamed Thunder God in ''Pinball/{{Flash}},'' who's too thin to be a {{Hunk}}, but still has women clinging to him.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The Pretty boy Pit bull Kenny King. On the 9/26/2013 TNA Impact, Wrestling/AustinAries split him open, and Kenny's response was to get in front of the camera and boast "I'm still pretty!"[[/folder]]

[[folder:Religion and Mythology]]
* Myth/NorseMythology
** Balder is so pretty that ''everything in the universe'' that can pledges their love to him.
** Loki. Even in the post-Christianization days, he's described as "pleasing and handsome" in appearance, but never the rugged, muscled type.
* Myth/GreekMythology:
** The ultimate Greek mythology Pretty Boy: Apollo. [[http://www.almendron.com/arte/escultura/claves_escultura/ce_04/apolo_ninfas.jpg Look how all the nymphs agree.]] He was the ideal of the ''kouros'' (a beardless, athletic youth).
** Greek god Dionysus is portrayed as youthful Pretty Boy in some depictions, such as {{Euripides}}' ''Theatre/{{Bacchae}}''.
** Eros aka Cupid or Amor is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the goddess of love Aphrodite/Venus. In Classical Greek art, he's a slender youth with wings. Later he was portrayed as a chubby boy.
** Apollo's lover Hyacinth was depicted as very handsome, athletic and beautiful. He was also admired by Zephyr (God of west wind) and his beauty caused a feud between the two gods. When he died (because of jealous Zephyr), Apollo made a flower, the hyacinth, from his spilled blood.
** Homer described Ganymede as the most beautiful of all mortals, on top of the fact that he's the only of Zeus' lovers that was ever made immortal, is also quite telling.
** Adonis, who's SoBeautifulItsACurse. He was so lovely that the goddess Aphrodite herself fell in love with him, among other gods and goddesses. (The word "adonis" is often used in modern times to describe this very archetype.)
** Narcissus was way hot and beautiful, and [[ProudBeauty proud of it]]. Nymph Echo fell in love with him, but he was not into her. Godess of revenge Nemesis took Narcissus to a pool, where he saw his own reflection and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an empty image.
** Paris from ''Literature/TheIliad'', who runs away from the fight with Menaleus he was begging for to seduce Helen (whom he kidnapped) at (Aphrodite's) gunpoint. It only gets better when Hector finds him sitting in his room -- with an enormous battle raging outside the walls of Troy -- "polishing his armor!"
* A surprising [[http://oneobjectivistsartobjectoftheday.blogspot.com/2011/03/unusual-depictions-of-jesus-week.html amount of images of Jesus]]. He's mostly depicted as a youthful-looking man with soft features. Divine beauty goes hand in hand with the whole "son of the God" thing. Thing is, Jesus was described as being plain looking enough in the Bible that Romans couldn't tell him apart from any of the other Jews.
* Myth/CelticMythology:
** Cu Chulainn is described in Myth/CelticMythology as a very attractive man of the elfish, smooth-faced sort, at least when he wasn't in a [[GameFace warp spasm]].
** Aengus Og, the god of love, is noted for his youthful good looks ''by the other gods''.
%% ** Taliesin
%% Diarmuid
%% Midir. The Celts had a thing for pretty boys.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}!! (as "pretty boy" as you can get in the ultra-gritty universe):
** The Eldar (elf). Described as such: "The Eldar are physically similar to humans, but with longer, cleaner limbs, slim and elegant features, pointed ears, and penetrating eyes."
** The Primarch of the Blood Angels, Sanguinis, who has [[WingedHumanoid angel wings]] and everything (of course, his death caused all the SuperSoldier armies based on him to become [[OurVampiresAreDifferent bloodthirsty and prone to going insane]]). Additionally the chapters based on Sanguinis' gene seed are also noted as being somewhat prettier than the other marines.
** The Emperor's Children (Chaos) Space Marine Legion. So pretty that they are derrisively referred to as "peacocks" by most of the other legions while they are still loyal to the Imperium's cause. Their primarch, Fulgrim, is one of the prettiest humans alive. Furthermore, even after falling to Chaos, they continue trying to make themselves look as alluring and attractive as possible, part of their pact with the Chaos god Slaanesh. It doesn't help that their armour is various shades of purple and pink... The pre-Heresy Emperor's Children were just as brutal and ruthless as any other Space Marines, so looks can be deceiving.
* "Pretty Boy Look" is an Advantage in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' (introduced in ''GURPS [[HumongousMecha Mecha]]''), which works like Attractive, except the bonus to reaction roles apply to both sexes. In 4e the same Advantage is simply named "Androgynous".
%% * ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'':
%% ** the Solars Moray Darktide and Swan, the Infernal Captain Gyrfalcon, the Abyssal known as the Prince of Shadows, and the Alchemical known as Voice of Authority. There are many others.
%% ** It's not just the humans: Ligier, the Green Sun of Hell, take this appearance when he present himself as a human. The aforementioned Captain Gyrfalcon is one of his underlings.
%% --> When he desires a human form, Ligier simultaneously appears as a handsome young nobleman with auburn hair. He is sometimes dressed in flawless robes of emerald, and other times [[WalkingShirtlessScene bare chested with a long green kilt]] or a blackened smith’s apron of erymanthus hide.
%%% If you add context to this work, please fix also example indentation. Each character should have his own entry.
%% * The 3rd Edition of ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'' whimsically notes that mysterious bishounen are usually Imperators, Powers, Excrucians, or the offspring of the Star-Beast Qot. In the event they happen to be human, they're probably not that mysterious. %%%(note:Bishonen belongs on separate page.)
* Despite metal growing out of his body, and his muscles, and [[WalkingShirtlessScene clothing so scanty as to show off those muscles]], ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s [[http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/600 Koth of the Hammer]] has a very pretty face.

* ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'':
** Herbert von Krolock is one of these whenever the actor's makeup can create the effect, and the results tend to be [[http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd245/weshouldbefriends/Tim%20Reichwein/omggorgeous.jpg stunning]].
** Herbert's father is an older example. He looks like the less fortunate end result of the formula "Pretty Boy + age + suffering and guilt".
* Roger in ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'' describes himself as "the pretty-boy front man" in "One Song Glory". The implication is that he thinks his modest success as a musician has all been attributable to his looks. But he's just as likely to actually be played by a more ruggedly handsome actor, although he is the TenorBoy.
* It's implied in ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' that [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Sweeney]] [[IWasQuiteALooker was one fifteen years prior to the start of the play,]] before his BreakTheCutie process started.
--> '''Mrs Lovett''': ''There was a barber and his wife... and he was beautiful...''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Male blood elves in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', even though they can have a little bit of facial hair. Lampshaded in some of their ''/silly'' and ''/flirt'' emotes. A silly- "Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?"
%% * ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic 5'': Agrael is this underneath that big red suit of armor.
* Johnny Cage of the ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' series, though Johnny himself is the one who enforces it. He constantly refers to himself as "pretty" and is always praising his own good looks. Even one of his battle cries revolves around how pretty he thinks he is:
-->'''Johnny:''' Oh yeah! I'm so pretty!
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2 Mask of the Betrayer'' takes this concept into an odd place by making the resident Pretty Boy, Gannayev, a [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Monster Guy]] member of a species otherwise known for being invariably ''hideous''. Creator Chris Avellone's response to the reason for this basically boils down to: [[http://bootstrike.com/Torment/Online/ravelpuzzlewell%20.php "Because."]]
* ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' lives up to his comic book counterpart's reputation as a Pretty Boy. It's even commented on by the mooks, who [[SuicidalOverconfidence express an interest in making him much less pretty]].
* Fenris from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', an elf with white hair and body tattoos made out of lyrium, and also happens to wear skin tight clothing. You can, of course, compliment his looks when flirting with him, which sometimes results in him giggling.
* Most of the male characters in the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' lean more toward the {{Hunk}} category. However, in the seventh game ''Ballad of Rapunzel'', two young men are encountered in the bonus chapter who are ''very'' Pretty Boys. Kai and Gwyn were previously encountered in an earlier installment as young boys; ten years have passed and they are [[SheIsAllGrownUp all grown up]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
%% * Rule of thumb in ''Webcomic/CuantaVida'': All [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Spies]] are Pretty Boys. Even if they're batshit insane.
* Rieken in ''ComicBook/ADistantSoil'' fits perfectly, down to white hair so long it drags on the ground. The twist, though, is that despite being so very pretty, he is probably the most supernaturally powerful being alive.
* [[http://lj-phillips.deviantart.com/art/IS-Three-A-Crowd-345808805 Rabbit]] from ''{{Webcomic/Skins}}''. Slender, tall and leanly muscled, he has no body or facial hair and has really pretty features.
* Parody/[[SubvertedTrope subversion]]: [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Stickman_and_Cube/index.php?p=243777 This strip]] from the StickFigureComic ''Webcomic/StickmanAndCube'' has the cartoonist supposedly draw the two characters as Pretty Boys. The joke is that they look ''exactly the same'', being of course a stickman and a cube, except with added BishieSparkle. But... so bishie!
* Maxim of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', sporting a narrower, pointier face, thinner build, and longer, bishi-er hair than his compatriots Dimo and Oggie, very nearly fits here. There are only a couple things off: First, he has purple skin, smiles too much, smiles too ''big'', and has a mouth full of sharp teeth, all because he is a Jaegermonster. Second, he's too fun-loving, upbeat, and goofy, also because he is a Jaegermonster. Third, his personality is far too distinctive. Other than that he fits perfectly. [[WordOfGod Foglio]] has said that he designed Maxim for fun, to see if he ''could'' draw a bishonen Jaeger. Well, he can!
* The title character from ''Webcomic/{{Terinu}}'' is definitely bishie, coming from a genetically uplifted race designed to look cute. Being marsupials, even the females are fairly androgenous in appearance (flat-chested after all).
* ''Webcomic/TheCyantianChronicles'': Jules thinks that Sean is pretty. Although that might just be because of his beautiful wings.
%% * ''Webcomic/AlienDice'' has Lexx. Who, in a noncanon segment from Cafe Anime, got kidnapped, blasted with a jar of [[BishieSparkle bishi glitter]], and paraded around in a leash and an undershirt as a demonstration of "How To Bishi". And who has a large fan base in Canon.
%%% Any context from the actual webcomic?
* ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' portrays [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] as Pretty Boy. At one point, Luc meets an angel who is his exact double. His reaction: "I'm... gorgeous!"
%% * ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'', the three characters took high school classes on how to be Pretty Boys.
%% ** It has Eikre, whose whole character is based on this concept.
%% ** Hawk.
%% ** Jeff.
%% * ''Webcomic/OverlordOfRavenfell'' has two main bishonen characters in Razin and Javanshin.
%% * ''Webcomic/FeyWinds'' has bishonen, but also parodies it in regards to Sidney's twin brother.
* Tom from ''Webcomic/KhaosKomix''. Being fantastically handsome comes hand in hand with being FtM transsexual,at least for him. He doesn't have any of the typical personality traits, however, being StraightGay bordering on ManlyGay.
* Oswald of ''Webcomic/KnightsErrant'' gets special mention for being known as a Pretty Boy in-story an being transgender. Most of the other characters aren't too bad-looking either.
* In ''Webcomic/MoonCrest24'', Dwayne certainly falls under this category. Specially after his introduction where he refers to himself as a Bishonen, which is Japanese counterpart of Pretty Boy.
%% * Tycho from ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' looked like this in the 2001-2003 strips.
* Rolan of ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' is the long-haired type. The artist has even described him as a bishie a couple times, and [[BishieSparkle circles and pentagons]] follow him when he's being cute just as flowers appear around Myari.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Because the art is stylised,so readers can't really tell, but Meenah outright describes Rufioh as a Bishonen in one flash. These good looks together with his kind, relaxed personality apparently made him ''very'' [[ChickMagnet popular with the other trolls]].
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Tedd isn't quite a classic Pretty Boy, but he is still both [[DudeLooksLikeALady androgynous]] enough and attractive enough when he takes his [[NerdGlasses glasses]] off to cause homophobic [[JerkJock bully]] Tony to [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-05-21 go into full-scale panic.]]
%% (If you fix this example, please adjust Example Indentation.) ** Also Noah, who [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-01-26 makes straight guys see rainbows]].
* [[http://www.omocat-blog.com/post/67079004346/a-project-i-literally-did-overnight-gonna-make-it This]] beautiful comic features a [[QueerRomance sweet little love story]] between a Pretty Boy and a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold not-so-jerkish]] JerkJock. The latter initially uses this trope as an insult, only for the titular pretty boy to become his ClosetKey, leading to a growing friendship that becomes a romance and finally a [[spoiler:marriage]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
%% * Bladezz in TheGuild, especially in his modeling pictures and the music video.
%% * Literature/{{Sapphire}}:
%% ** Boris Rubanenko
%% ** Daisuke Midori
%% ** Nikolai Kitano
%% * ''BrokenSaints'':
%% ** Gabriel Dunn has elements of pretty boyishness, especially in some panels.
%% ** Despite writer Brooke Burgess' disdain for the idea of Raimi being played by a pretty boy in a theoretical Big Hollywood Movie Version, Raimi isn't too far off from being one.
%% * Apollo, Dionysus, and Eros in ''ThaliasMusings''.
%% * Hashimoto Daichi, and Nektarios Lekas, who along with most male demigods, is described as being handsome.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:
** The Critic. Even he lampshaded it in the ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' review by trying to say he got more handsome, but couldn't do it and chose "pretty" instead.
** The forgotten guy (Dan Roth) in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's show. Even though they forget he exists constantly, the Chick dated him in high school, Maven tried to bite his neck and Elisa was paired with him during the fucked up {{Parody Commercial}}s.
* David Chapman from ''WebOriginal/YouCouldMakeALife'', although his [[IneffectualLoner antisocial and insecure personality]] leaves him unaware of it.
-->'''Jake:''' You have no idea what you look like, do you? Dude, Team USA used to call you the pretty boy.
-->'''David:''' I doubt it was a compliment.
-->'''Jake:''' From them, no. From me, totally. They were just jealous because their girlfriends all thought you were adorable.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
%% * Comedy Central's animated "reality" show ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' parodies this character type with Xandir.
%% * ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''
%% * ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''
%% * ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'', due to its anime influences, tend to have bishie male characters as LoveInterests.
%% * ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
%% ** Aqualad.
%% ** Malchior (or Rorek), except his "human" form is ''made of paper''.
* Julio Blanco from the MTV cartoon ''WesternAnimation/SpyGroove'' is so pretty that ''Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio'' is considered a suspect in his death. [[spoiler:He faked it.]]
* Brackus from ''WesternAnimation/DiGataDefenders'' was revealed to be one [[IWasQuiteALooker when he was younger]]. Blatant Fanbase pandering by the animators.
%% * Mozenrath from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''.
%% * Gordon Gibble from ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Zuko manages to be quite the pretty boy in spite of the horrible burn scar that mars a large portion of his face, his prettiness is accentuated in seasons two and three after his hair grows out and softens the harsher edges of said scar.
** When BigBad and EvilOverlord Fire Lord Ozai finally [[TheUnseen shows his face,]], he turns out to be one. You'd expect a family resemblance, between him, Zuko and Azula, but still very unexpected for anyone who expected this evil, shadowy figure to have [[BeautyEqualsGoodness a suitably monstrous appearance.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** TallDarkAndHandsome Mako takes over the throne for Zuko in this department.
** Mako's younger brother Bolin plays with this trope: He's also considered very attractive (especially by the fanbase), but is shorter and stockier than Mako, blunt-featured, and more cute than pretty.
** JerkJock and AgentPeacock Tahno; [[TheHero Korra]] even [[LampshadeHanging disparagingly calls him such]] in "The Spirit of Competition".
** Book 3 gives us [[EmoTeen Huan]] [[ExtraOreDinary Beifong]], his [[LongHairedPrettyBoy mid-back-length]] undercut, and his eyebrow piercing.
* Chip Skylark from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. Not only does every woman in town {{squee}} over him, so does [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Timmy's dad.]]
* Terry [=McGinnis=] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', fitting with the ChickMagnet nature of all Batman iterations. In addition to the normal high school girls who fawn over him, he also manages a few instances of DatingCatwoman thanks to his good looks.
%% * ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
%%% ** Braeburn is acknowledged as an equine version.
%% ** Shining Armor, [[RememberTheNewGuy Twilight Sparkle's brother]].
* Lance from ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' is pretty. Most of the girls at Sherman High swoon over him.
* The Once-ler from the 2012 film ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', with his big blue eyes with huge eyelashes, babyface and everything.
%% * In the television series spinoff of Disney's Aladdin, there's Mozenrath.
%% * Jack Frost from ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians''.
%% * In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', there are pretty mechnoid boys.
%% ** Knock Out (it's stated in his very name) is the top example
%% ** Smokescreen