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Behind every powerful man (or woman, occasionally), there is a secretary, assistant, or aide to keep his schedule and organize the paperwork. This character is usually calm and meticulous, is likely to wear a [[SharpDressedMan crisply pressed suit]], and may add a pair of [[StoicSpectacles dashing glasses]]. In other words, they're a ''perfect'' excuse to throw in a little {{Fanservice}}. Because MostWritersAreMale, this tends to take the form of the SexySecretary, but sometimes (especially in works that lean towards a female audience), it'll be [[MrFanservice an attractive guy]]: the Right-Hand Hottie.

If the boss is also a hot guy, there's opportunity for HoYay via SubordinateExcuse, for additional MrFanservice value.

SpearCounterpart to the SexySecretary. If they are more than fanservice they function as TheFace.

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!Examples:

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* Johann on the Gevalia Coffee commercials
* Joe Namath was an "Olivetti Boy".
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* ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'': Grouchy old man Chief Konoe has hot secretary Seiichiro Tatsumi (seen above).
** Tatsumi actually ''replaced'' Konoe in the main cast. In his original appearance, he was a featureless megane-type labelled 'secretary.' Then he got a little development, was young and gorgeous, and started getting all the scolding-boss scenes, with increasing levels of terrifying. Once it was established he completely controlled all the money and had history with Tsuzuki, Konoe was pretty much entirely relegated to background and being that guy who's actually aware of the AncientConspiracy. Whatever it was.
** With the result that the audience will probably never know what [[GrandTheftMe Sagdanasu]] was talking about way back in ''The Devil's Trill'' when he listed all the secrets he'd dug out of Tsuzuki's mind and said, "[[{{Foreshadowing}} I even know about you, Konoe]]!"
* ''100% Perfect Girl'': [[LoveInterest Prince Jarte]] (himself no slouch in the looks department) has two: His secretary and head of intelligence Benjamin, who is very pretty, has [[StoicSpectacles little glasses]] and [[LonghairedPrettyBoy butt-length hair]], and Kairen, the head of the secret service, who is pretty and pouts a lot.
* Sai, secretary to the Millenium Prime Minister, complete with long pretty hair and a massive case of unrequited love.
* More yaoi than you can shake a large, suggestively-shaped stick at, as it's a standard plot.
** Specially in ''BokuNoSexualHarassment'', where the {{uke}} Mochizuki is told by the {{seme}} Honma to sex-up his way through the company he works.
* Kyoya from ''Manga/OuranHighschoolHostClub'', who practically runs the whole club behind Tamaki. And why yes [[LGBTFanbase there are]] hints of [[HoYay a homoerotic undercurrent]].
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', we have this in G, Giotto (Vongola Primo)'s glasses-wearing right hand man. In the anime, there is even a episode where G demonstrates this. Gokudera seems to have turned into this in the future.
* Rei Hino's father had one in the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga, a {{Megane}} young man named Kaidou. He's a BigBrotherMentor to Rei, though she harbors a crush on him for a while.
* Frieza from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' had his general/assistant Zarbon, a [[TheFightingNarcissist fighting narcissist]] whose good looks managed to make Bulma fall in love with him the second she laid eyes on him. She lost interest quickly after he transformed...
* In ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', [[HikikoMori Isolationist!Japan]] has the MoeAnthropomorphism of the Osaka Prefecture handling his meetings with the only mantion he meets up with, Netherlands.
** In the ''HetaliaBloodbath2010'' England has a TallDarkAndHandsome secretary, [[FanNickname dubbed Workbitch Bartholomew by fans]]. He quickly gained status as an EnsembleDarkhorse because of his [[MrFanservice good looks]].
*** And in the "Can't Escape from Italy" strips/episodes, England had another TallDarkAndHandsome aidé, a spy named Howard. Fans speculate that, since "Mr. Workbitch" looks like him, he may be Howard's relative (possibly his grandson)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kanon_maldini_8350.jpg Kanon]] from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', with emphasis on the HoYay. He claims to aid his boss Schneizel "in both public and private," and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lolkanon_4239.jpg this official artwork]] (possibly NSFW) suggests that the creators were quite aware of the innuendo. He's not particularly {{hypercompetent|Sidekick}}, though--[[TheChessmaster Schniezel]] can manage well enough on his own.
* ''RurouniKenshin'' gives us [[BigBad Makoto Shishio's]] girlfriend and caretaker [[DarkChick Yumi Komagata]].

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* RyanReynolds to SandraBullock in ''Film/TheProposal''.

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* ''Series/MadMen'' Season 3: Lane Pryce's [[strike:secretary]] ''[[InsistentTerminology right hand]]'', John Hooker, is one of these even within the universe: as office manager at Sterling Cooper upon its takeover by Putnam, Powell, and Lowe, he replaces Joan...and is thus in charge of the secretarial pool. The secretaries (besides Joan, who hates him for personal reasons and disdains him for professional ones and Peggy, who doesn't think too much of him) all swoon over his good looks and sexy British accent.
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Rachel hires a totally unqualified guy for her assistant solely on the basis that he was cute.
* In the ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode "Mosbius Designs", Ted hires an attractive intern to help him with his architectural firm in the apartment (mostly consisted of Ted's errands and random tasks for Ted to feel like his project is actually going somewhere.) Robin starts sleeping with him because he's both good looking and is turned on by the control of him keeping the bathroom key to the apartment from her.
* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', the Haitian was right-hand hottie to Noah Bennet. Played by former Hugo Boss model Jimmy Jean-Louis, no less.
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'''s Ianto Jones. Although his boss/boyfriend is a greater source of FanService than he is, recurring character Captain John Hart refers to Ianto as "Eye Candy", apparently in the belief that that's why he's kept around.
** In the first episode, Jack introduces Ianto as the guy a) who handles clean-up, b) gets the team from place to place, and c) "looks good in a suit." So yeah, John wasn't too far off.
* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', Harriet Jones (Prime Minister) and Torchwood One leader Yvonne Hartman both had attractive right-hand men.
* Billy Keikeya, Gaius Baltar and (to an extant in Seasons 1-3 and fully in Season 4) Lee "Apollo" Adama fill this role for Education Secretary/President Laura Roslin on the re-imagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''.
* Maya on ''JustShootMe'' did this as an experiment for an article, pitting a handsome doof against someone who was qualified but plain-looking. Guess who won.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'''s EnsembleDarkhorse Sir Leon is Arthur's second-in-command. Having appeared throughout season 2 simply as a random knight, he was upgraded in season 3 to this trope.

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[[folder: VideoGames]]
* Valvatorez from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|A Promise Unforgotten}}'' has Fenrich, his [[WalkingShirtlessScene perpetually shirtless]] werewolf manservant.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': in one episode, Homer gets an attractive male [[HypercompetentSidekick Hypercompetent Assistant]] with HoYay overtones.
** Also Mr Smithers, assistant to Mr Burns, as far as some of the viewers are concerned.
* Kronk to Yzma in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove.''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'''s Charles Foster Offdensen.
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Owen Burnett]] is the right hand to David Xanatos (yes, [[GambitIndex that Xanatos]])
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has Shego for Dr. Drakken.
** Warmonga could count as one in "Mad Dogs and Aliens".
* On ''WesternAnimation/ClueClub'', Pepper is more a comedy foil to D.D. than a right hand hottie. Although she is easy on the eyes.
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* CatherineTheGreat was fond of those. Platon Zubov was a particularly outstanding example of the trope.
* [[ThePope Pope]] Benedict XVI's private secretary [[SexyPriest Monsignor]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Gänswein Georg Gänswein]], is famously good-looking; the press even call him "Beautiful George". The paparazzi and tabloids mention him a lot, and the Italian edition of ''Vanity Fair'' magazine featured him on its cover in January 2013 (with the headline "It's not a sin to be beautiful").

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