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[[caption-width-right:320:''"Do you see my red rose? [[PrepareToDie It marks your imminent death!]]"''[[note]]As good ol' [[Characters/StarFox Panther Caroso]] says.[[/note]]]]
->''And I envy the rose''\\
''That you held in your teeth, love''\\
''With the thorns underneath, love''\\
''Sticking into your gums''
-->-- '''Music/TomLehrer''', ''TheMasochismTango''

What accessory could you possibly add to up your sex appeal 20 notches, show your sensitive side, and [[RuleOfCool look really cool]]? A rose, of course! It's a flower, so it's beautiful and romantic like you, but it has thorns, and you're no wuss. Hold it between your teeth, if you want to up your sex appeal a few more notches. Perfect!
And in some cases, [[ImprobableWeaponUser it can be weaponized]] into a {{whip| it good}} and/or [[PetalPower petal storm]]!

Generally, this is used to indicate a character is {{Bishonen}}, [[AgentPeacock a girly but badass man]] or a [[TheCasanova Casanova]], although there ''are'' a few female examples out there (like TheVamp).

Sometimes, the color, number, and position of the roses can be used for {{Foreshadowing}}. This usually happens in reference to the Victorian custom of "the language of flowers," in which different flowers were given different meanings, allowing a bouquet to transmit a sort of informal coded message.

Also, in Japan, gay and bisexual men are referred to as ''barazoku,'' ("rose tribe"), so roses in Japanese media can also mean an [[HomoeroticSubtext entirely different kind of coded message]].

Compare and Contrast TheTragicRose.
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!!Male Examples

* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The rose Ser Loras Tyrell carries in "The Wolf and the Lion" hints that he is an AgentPeacock—beautiful, but dangerous. Considering that the Mountain had killed an opponent in the previous episode, viewers who haven't read the books might assume that the rather delicate-looking Knight of Flowers is destined to become Ser Gregor Clegane's next victim. With a little CombatPragmatism, however, Loras takes down the fearsome brute on his first jousting attempt.
** Mercenary Daario Naharis does this to show Queen Daenerys he's not just another thug who's good with a sword.
-->'''Daario:''' ''(flourishes flower)'' A Dusk Rose.
-->'''Daenerys''' ... Would you like to ''walk'' at the back of the train instead of riding?
-->'''Daario:''' And this one's called Lady's Lace.
-->'''Daenerys:''' Would you like to walk ''without shoes?''
* Kurama in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' (pictured above; written by YoshihiroTogashi), who had the [[GreenThumb ability to control plants and use them as weapons]]. His WeaponOfChoice is a [[WhipItGood whip created from a single rose]]. The fact that he was better looking than many of the women in the show also helped up his sex appeal.
* Hideaki Asaba from ''KareKano'', who considers himself God's gift to women.
* Tuxedo Kamen/Mask in ''Anime/SailorMoon'', who used them as projectile weapons. ''[[WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged RO]][[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud SE]]!''
* Zero, The Winged Knight from ''SDGundamForce'' loves them. They're called the "Princess Rose" of Lacora. This quote says it all really.
-->'''Baku:''' There he goes again, making flowers appear out of thin air!
* James/Kojiro in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', who seems to have no use for it other than emphasizing his good looks, and sometimes would display it during the Team Rocket motto, though otherwise not much else. It was present at the very beginning of the series and started to pop up more frequently towards the latter half of the Diamond and Pearl arc, and was brought back for real in a relatively recent episode. Turns out it's not a real rose, but a key capable of opening any door. ''That'' sure would have come in handy before...
** Drew/Shū also does this, going as far as using a rose themed Pokemon for crying out loud...
* [[{{Bishonen}} Rio]] from SambaDeAmigo often carries a red rose.
* George from ''ParadiseKiss'' gives Yukari one when he first meets her. He must be particularly fond of them, since the PimpedOutDress he has Yukari model for the high school fashion show has a good number of them on it.
* Tamaki in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' often carries a rose around, though he's mostly a parody of this character type. Ouran relies heavily on this trope. In fact all the characters have a symbolic rose colour attached to them. Tamaki's is white, Haruhi's is red, Kaoru orange, Hikaru blue, Honey pink, Kyoya's purple and Mori dark blue.
* ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' has several characters who carry around roses regularly (it being a primary symbol of the series), though it's mostly Touga who fits the general character type associated with it. Akio at one point actually [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic bites a petal off a rose]]. At least there is no question of where all those roses come from, as they grow everywhere on the campus, along with some special types grown in the Rose Garden.
* Dante in ''DevilMayCry 4'', when using the Lucifer weapon, becomes some sort of demonic flamenco dancer, and he triggers the explosion of the Lucifer's shards by tossing a rose (that the game insists is significant only in its insignificance). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pWvKx1x1pk Video]].
* Kenshin from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' is often surrounded by dozens of rose petals, though it's probably just from [[BodyguardCrush Kasuga]]'s point of view. Used to great effect in the anime during his fight with Nohime.
* George de Sand from ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]''. The rose symbolism also carries over to his HumongousMecha, called the Rose Gundam, which fires ''rose-shaped laser cannons.'' And he once used roses as shuriken while fighting on foot.
* Treize Khushrenada of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' has his tub filled with rose petals, decorates his office with roses, smells roses during his monologues...
* Both of the above owe something to flamboyant Neo Zeon AcePilot Mashymre Cello from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]''.
* The ''KingdomHearts: Chain of Memories'' manga has Marluxia do this, naturally enough, since his power is over plants.
** He still does it in the manga of ''358/2 Days''. After he finishes telling Roxas about the Keyblade and destroying Heartless, there are roses all over the place. [[UpToEleven Even on Roxas.]]
* [[GorgeousGeorge Pisces Aphrodite]] from ''SaintSeiya''. If you thought this one belonged under the female examples, [[ViewerGenderConfusion no one will blame you]].
** And his Expy, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Pisces Albafica]]. Arguably, he has it even worse.
* Played with in a Valentine's Day episode of ''TheSimpsons'': Homer ends up getting stuck under a plane that flies through a rose plantation, winding up absolutely covered in roses. The plane then flies over the Simpson house and Homer gets stuck on the clothesline, and winds up spinning around and depositing the roses at Marge's feet. Homer then lands in front of Marge on one knee with a rose held in his mouth. Marge finds the whole thing romantic; Homer thinks he has a collapsed lung.
* In [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=195 this]] ''VGCats'' strip, [[Franchise/MetalGear Raiden]] is shown with a rose between his teeth.
* Max Galactica in ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice for All'' used roses as one of his magician symbols. And Jean Armstrong in ''Trials and Tribulations'' had roses appear in his hand.
* Mid-boss from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'', especially in the anime version, appears to have the ability to pull roses out of thin air. One point in the anime he throws a rose in a blatant reference to Tuxedo Kamen, and the animation, sound effects and general feel of the scene reinforce it.
** However, he has ''nothing'' on Master Big Star, who may as well have a bouquet surgically grafted to his hand for all roses he throws around.
* In ''VideoGame/MarioParty 8'', when [[CasanovaWannabe Waluigi]] wins a minigame, he pulls a rose out of {{Hammerspace}} and poses with it, holding the tip of his hat.
* Whoever looks upon [[VideoGame/StarFox Panther Caroso]]'s rose shall meet their death!
* Several would-be crime bosses who opposed SpiderMan took the identity of the Rose, a masked underworld figure who was so-named both because he wore a rose in his lapel, and because he kept a garden of roses and other flowering plants in his penthouse greenhouse. The most well-known Rose was Richard Fisk, the son of the {{Kingpin}}, who assumed the identity in a - failed - [[TheStarscream attempt to usurp his power.]]
* Parodied with [[OneSceneWonder Femio]] in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. He even has a servant to scatter rose petals in his wake.
* Dudley from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' tosses a rose as a taunt (and this can be used as an effective distraction in actual gameplay). In his ''3rd Strike'' ending, it's revealed that his family rose garden is absolutely ''huge''.
** The [[McNinja Spanish ninja]] {{bishonen}} Vega also likes to use this motif.
* Jean Pierre in ''VideoGame/FightersHistory'' held a rose in his mouth and tossed it aside during his pre match fight pose.
* Theo from ''KaleidoStar'' uses lots or roses in his stage act, which he throws at the audience [[WhipItGood and then slices with his whip]].
* Gackto from ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' usually has a rose, a glass of wine or both in hand.
* Quite fitting for his character, LoveableRogue Hawkeye from ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' has an attack called "Dance of Roses" as his level 3 tech in his Wanderer class. He tosses a rose on top of an enemy, then rains down a series of slashes on the rose, dicing the enemy and sending rose petals flying everywhere.
* ''Cold Feet'' (or maybe something else) involved a rose and James Nesbitt's naked backside.
* Muraki Kazutaka in ''YamiNoMatsuei'' has a thing for roses, at one point stating the symbolism of the roses he attempts to give to the main character as "eternal love", which just reinforces the point made throughout the manga that he's not someone one should mess around with.
* Himuro Saeki in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''.
* Tatewaki Kuno from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' often proffers roses (usually a single one, held in his mouth) to Akane during his rare, serious moments.
* Creed from ''Manga/BlackCat'' often carries a rose, and this is taken to ridiculous extremes in the anime version, where his bath is full of roses. Also, he encloses a rose in the letter he sends to the hero. The hero is Not Amused.
* Guiche from ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima'' uses one instead of a wand, to complement his casanova appearance.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' if Zelos is in his formal wear costume there is a chance that in battle his weapon will be a bouquet of roses.
* Kenshin of ''RurouniKenshin'' subverts this in an artbook piece, which has the usual setup for him having a rose in his mouth, but it's actually a maple branch with a leaf. It makes sense in character, plus it's [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolic]]. [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries He's from Canada you know.]]
* Daisuke Ono during his brief stint as Minoru Shiraishi's replacement on ''[[LuckyStar Lucky Channel]]''.
* Sebastian from ''BlackButler'' this motif from time to time, usually with a black rose to symbolise his demonic side. This is most notable in the second and third openings, but also in the second series, when he and Claude make their pact
* The film ''{{Azumi}}'' features a long-haired, white-clad, psychotic biseinen who first appears holding a red rose, for no other apparent reason than to look cool.
* As can be implied from his name, the ''SpiderMan'' mobster boss villain, Rose.
* Gomez from the first ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family]]'' movie. H,e's the kind of person who'd enjoy a pierced lip the bad way.
* [[MoeAnthropomorphism France]], from ''AxisPowersHetalia''. In the anime, as soon as he is introduced roses start to [[HammerSpace pop out from behind him]].
* Endrance, from the ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'' games, has roses on his hat. And is usually accompanied by rose petals during cut scenes. And his Avatar is ''sixty percent giant rose''.
* Dist the Rose from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' does not magically pull said flower out in the game, but he does have a rose motif in his visual design and personality.
* Jun Kurosu from ''{{Persona 2}}'' fights with fortune predictions and flowers, including the aforementioned roses.
* In ''SoulCalibur IV'', Raphael's joke weapon is a rose.
* In ''VideoGame/FatalFury'', Spanish warrior Laurence Blood starts battles off by tossing a rose to his opponent, then shredding it with multiple sword swipes. This later evolved into an actual attack.
** Fellow matador [[StreetFighter Vega]] would later steal this intro for himself, but made it even cooler by not moving at all as the rose was diced into smithereens.
* Soukichi Banba (Big One) from ''Series/JAKQDengekitai'' had the rose as his symbol. He could use them as throwing weapons, and always sniffed one before transforming.
* Don Flamenco in ''PunchOut Wii'' sniffs a rose before the fight starts. In the NES version, he can be seen holding a rose with his teeth when he makes his entrance. In the Title Defense rematch, he carries around a black rose to show that he TookALevelInBadass.
* Humorously used when [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]] had to get his photo taken for an Army ID when he trains to prepare for going to Iraq. He isn't allowed to smile, so on the second try he whips out a rose.
* Sir Richard Rose, the FinalBoss of classic SNES game ''SunsetRiders''.
* In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion]] carries with him a "wild rose" which symbolizes the Wild Rose Rebellion from his game, and his dream. Later on it turns out that the rose was [[spoiler: created by [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Golbez]] to inspire him]]. Funnily enough, the rose changes hands quite a bit. Halfway through [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Warrior Of Light]]'s stories, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]] steals it, Cloud takes it back, and it eventually gets back to Firion.
** In the prequel, ''Dissidia 012'', Firion and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]] share the connection they both feel with roses (as Odin's summon crystal, which is possessed by Lightning in her game, is shaped like a rose), which causes sexual tension between them.
** In the original as well, Cloud shows the rose to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra]], who is, at the time, heavily unsure of herself, and explains Firion's dream to her. This causes a powerful inspiration to ignite within Terra, who basically replies, "hey, that sounds awesome, let's not just fill the world with roses, but with lots of other flowers as well!" This helps give her the courage to beat the crap out of [[MonsterClown Kefka]] and save [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Onion Knight]].
* In one episode of ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', an elderly man thinks that Tsubaki and Sousuke are going to rape him. In his [[{{Squick}} creepy envisioning of what he thinks is about to happen]], roses are used as censors. Ick.
* ''Literature/{{Sapphire}}'': Boris's 'Blood Rose' attack. Which involves killing the victim ''by teleporting it into his/her heart''.
* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'', the first protagonist, Corwin, has as his emblem a silver rose. A brief mention is made of the fact that his cloak-clasp is a silver rose, but it's not mentioned again until the second protagonist, his son Merlin, finds a real, fresh-cut silver rose on Corwin's bedside table (even though Corwin was missing, presumed dead at the time[[note]]It does get established that more than one version of Corwin was around at the time, as well as the how and some of the why[[/note]]). Nothing is made of it because the series ends abruptly due to AuthorExistenceFailure. In the portrait introducing Benedict, he "leaned upon a lance about which was entwined a rope of flowers".
* [[AristocratsAreEvil Johan]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Elites]], who's [[spoiler: [[TokimekiMemorial Rei Ijuin]]]]'s {{Expy}} in ''[[VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight Mitsumete]] [[SpiritualSuccessor Knight]]''.
* In ''{{Shrek}} 2'' Prince Charming takes this UpToEleven by not only holding the rose with his teeth, but twirling it with his tongue, in the middle of a semi-wild dance with Fiona.
* Possibly referenced by [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Alistair]] in a romance with a female Warden:
-->'''Alistair:''' Here, look at this. Do you know what this is?\\
'''Warden:''' Your new weapon of choice?\\
'''Alistair:''' (jocular) Yes, that's right! Watch as I thrash our enemies with the mighty power of floral arrangements! Feel my thorns, darkspawn! I will overpower you with my rosy scent! (Sniff, sigh)...or, you know, it could just be a rose...
* Flat the mouse, in ''OnegaiMyMelody'', when he dispenses [[ShipperOnDeck "sic-her-boy!" advices]] to Kakeru. He also mysteriously grows a mustache.
* The handsome MagnificentBastard Andrea Cavalcanti in ''{{Gankutsuou}}'' gives a bouquet of roses to Eugenie when he first meets her and continues to give them to her later on.
* [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]] in the 1994 anime version of the PV for the Music/XJapan song "Rusty Nail". His anime avatar's weapon against [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]]'s [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything one-eyed monster was... a rose.]]
** Music/XJapan generally has a lot of rose themes...
* ''MonColleKnights'''s Count Collection tends to carry roses, which he personally grows in his castle garden. At one point he also holds one between his teeth in a typical evil charming pose, or at least to the best of his efforts, since he and the rose just got charred.
* Karl Lichter von Randoll of ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'' has a tendency to throw roses, especially in one episode of the TV series, where he throws a white one at Asuka. His racing suit even has a ''red rose logo'' on the back.
* Yoshimori of ''{{Kekkaishi}}'' has the ability to create facsimiles of himself, which he usually uses to take care of boring duties while he has a nap. For special occasions, he makes an ultra-hunky version of himself with Fabio hair and a rose in the teeth.
* Kamen Rider Caucasus, the BigBad Dark Rider from ''[[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love]]'', has his signature Black Rose, which somehow makes him look extremely menicing and refined at the same time. He also frequantly uses them as a silent PreAssKickingOneLiner, holding one up before [[CurbStompBattle pummeling his opponent into oblivion]].
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': President Snow is anything ''but'' {{Bishonen}}, but he has a greenhouse filled with roses, leaves behind roses as a warning to his enemies, and has done something to himself so that he permanently smells of roses--as well as of blood. [[spoiler: The blood smell's actually natural: he tried to poison both himself and a rival, and since he didn't take the antidote quickly enough, he's got permanent mouth ulcers. The rose smell is intended to cover it up.]]
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', Richard's level 1 [[LimitBreak Blast Calibur]] is called Vertex Rose.
* In ''WoodenRose'', Aidan Thorne can conjure up roses from bare ground.
* In ''NipAndTuck'', [[http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00105.html the bull's response to learning he's going out to stud is a rose between the teeth.]]
** [[http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00866.html He's not the only one.]]
* In ''{{Sinfest}}''
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1772 when you think you're a heartbreaker.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2045 Or are preparing for a date.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3142 Or aspire for]] MrFanservice.
* In Creator/DanAbnett's Literature/GauntsGhosts novel ''Necropolis'': When the noble houses of Vervunhive place Ibram Gaunt in charge of the defense of their city, they give him a symbolic rose from House Chass's gardens. House Chass practices the art of cybernetic gardening, though, each plant a carefully-designed metallic object, so this is a ''steel rose''. It [[spoiler: saves his life when he's shot with a bolt gun point-blank (because it exploded ''next'' to him rather than ''inside'' him]] in what [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane might, or might not, have been]] DivineIntervention.
* In ''{{Tekken}}'', Lee Chaolan can be customized to hold a rose between his teeth, fitting with his TheCharmer persona.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': [[TheFightingNarcissist Beauty-obsessed]] [[MachoCamp Charlotte's]] release is called "Reina des Roses" ("Queen of the Roses"). We see why when he unleashes his ultimate attack: a black thorn bush inside which a single white rose blooms, killing the opponent trapped inside. The attack is designed to symbolise his aesthetic of beauty equalling strength.
* In ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'', the title character has a habit of handing roses to every woman he meets.
* In ''Manga/UndertakerRiddle'', Riddle is seeing with a bouquet of roses a lot. Doubles as a using of TheTragicRose since he garnish mourning ceremonies with them as well.
* In DevonMonk's Literature/AgeOfSteam novel ''Cold Copper'', Captain Hink had given Rose a wallpaper rose, folded paper and perfumed. She had kissed him -- more than once -- because of it.
* Wonder-Blue's transformation in ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' features him throwing a rose into the air, transforming and then catching it... [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments only for him to drop it and fail to pick it back up right at the end]].
* Creator/AchievementHunter's [[TheAce Ray]] [[DeadpanSnarker Narvaez, Jr.]] has a rose as his motif [[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries when the gang plays]] ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''.
* Sakazaki Yuuya of ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' is often portrayed with a violet rose.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Mard Geer]] uses these in his Thorn Curse. However, his take on the trope, as the name might imply, focuses more on the sharp part of the flower: He makes use of [[DarkIsEvil black]] thorny vines to torture his own subordinates and [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impale]] his opponents, one of the victims of which was a PhysicalGod. He even refers to his guild's base Cube as his "garden". Did we mention he's also a {{Bishonen}}[[spoiler: ...[[OneWingedAngel most of the time]]]].

!!Female Examples

* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Michele Clapton designed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmsDi4P-1YQ Margaery Tyrell's wedding gown with the character's personality in mind]], and there are visible thorns which run along the costume.
-->"I wanted it to be a sort of traditional dress in a funny way, but then roses can be so pretty, and I didn't want them to be pretty, I wanted them to be slightly dangerous because I think she [Margaery] is."
* Instead of James/Kojiro, mentioned above, Jessie/Musashi of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has, on at least one occasion, held a rose during an introduction.
* Chie in ''{{Mai-Otome}}'' carries a blue rose around with her, which given her [[{{Bifauxnen}} quasi-boyish appearance]] and the fuckton of LesYay that she gives off in her first appearance, is likely playing off this trope.
* Kodachi Kuno in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', who's mostly TheOjou with sprinklings of TheVamp, carries around a ''black'' rose, no less.
** She also summons up a veritable storm of black rose petals whenever she makes her [[IncomingHam dramatic entrance]] (and [[VillainExitStageLeft dramatic exit]]), covering the ground, the walls, the furniture, and the innocent bystanders, who complain about having to clean up after her.
** Black rose bouquets as hidden bombs for sleeping powder and paralysis powder (and actual gunpowder, in one manga story) are also a favorite tactic.
* Poison Ivy in ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' tends to do this at least once in every incarnation.
* Charlotte from the ''SamuraiShodown'' games, borrowed from the ''Rose of Versailles'' series. Quite fond of roses, even catching them after winning when someone drops one from above for it. She tends to stab people a lot in the games.
* Crusadermon of ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', as a prop and as a distraction (Her [[CallingYourAttacks Scarlet Tempest]] technique creates a storm of petals from one flower to obscure the enemy's view of her exit.) ShesAManInJapan.
* The Devilstar assassins of ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' use rose-bombs at times. The Devilstar that killed Joe Asakura's parents tried to kill him with one.
* The song "Masochism Tango" mentions that the singer, a man,
-->"Env[ies] the rose\\
That you held in your teeth, love\\
With the thorns underneath, love\\
Digging into your gums"
* From ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', we have Peorth. Her angel is even named Gorgeous Rose.
* Shinku in ''RozenMaiden'', and everyone else in the show who is one of the titular dolls will have some sort of rose symbolism associated with them. Kirakishou is listed as the example on the anime's main page.
* Aki Izayoi from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', who was once known as the "Black Rose Witch", her ace monster is a giant dragon made mostly of rose petals, and uses several rose-based cards.
** Also, there was the one-shot character Aika Hanazoe from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', who used Xyz Monsters that [[ItMakesSenseInContext combined roses with armored spaceships.]]
* In ''SoulCalibur II'', One of Ivy's whip weapons is shaped like a rose. It is apparently favored by Ivy cosplayers.
* Shirin in ''{{Harukanaru Toki no Naka de}}'' (including using roses as weapons). The flower is also referenced in her ImageSong, "Hyouen no Bara no Fukou".
* [[spoiler: [[{{Bifauxnen}} Rei]] [[MagnificentBastard Ijuin]]]] in ''TokimekiMemorial''.
* A rose is the special weapon for the Chibi, the Grass Guardian, in ''FanFic/GuardiansOfPokemon''. This is a subversion of the usual character type, however, as she's the TokenMiniMoe of the group. ([[OlderAlterEgo Then again...]][[PrecociousCrush maybe this]] ''[[FilleFatale isn't]]'' [[MsFanservice a subversion]] [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes after all]]).
* Lady Rachel Alucard of the ''VideoGame/{{BlazBlue}}'' is surrounded by rose motifs. Her stage is a rose garden, her {{leitmotif}} is named "Queen of Rose", her battle aura is a rose in chains. And yes, she is often seen with them in cutscenes.
* In ''RuleOfRose'' a red rose is a mark of the Rose Princess and by extension the Aristocrat Club. While the Princess doesn't initially seem like a character fitting to the trope, there is some development later in the game that does give her shades of it.
* Alyssa of ''{{Gungnir}}'' wields a giant lance with a rose motif. Since she's a shy noblewoman rather than TheVamp, the roses are [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]].
* Beatrix from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is surrounded by rose imagery and her {{leitmotif}} is called "Rose of May". This probably symbolises her status as a LadyOfWar: Beautiful, but with sharp thorns.
* Koishi Komeji from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has a few rose-themed spellcards, though fans tend to notice the [[FreudWasRight Freudian-themed]] ones more.
* Parodied in an episode of ''FullHouse''. Becky, trying to convince some guy she was coming on to him, tried to execute the rose-in-the-teeth bit. However, no rose was available. She used a tulip instead.
* Most versions of the "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast" story involve the character of Beauty requesting that her father bring home a rose for her, which leads directly to her becoming acquainted with the Beast.
* Princess Briar Rose, in the first Videogame/DarkParables PC game, lives in a castle with a recurring rose theme.
* In ''VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo'', red roses are Reimi's trademark.
* Milky Rose (blue rose) and the Pretty Cure 5 (red rose) from ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', and Cure Ace (red rose) from ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure''.
* Downplayed in ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'': Kirika gets excited about the rose garden at Oriko's home and starts identifying them by sight, only to stop when Oriko says the roses [[BrokenPedestal belonged to her father]]. Kirika is [[LoveFreak very much a romantic]]... and [[{{Yandere}} certainly has]] [[AxCrazy some thorns]] [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon of her own]].
* In ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', apart from being Usagi's favored FlowerMotif, ArtNouveau roses in multiple hues appear during her heroic moments as Sailor Moon. A spray of red roses caps off her TransformationSequence, and while she issues her InTheNameOfTheMoon speech, various shades of them frame her hand, pattern the floor and ornament the [[WeirdMoon crescent moon]] of her backdrop.
* Wrestling/BlackRose has done photo shoots with a black rose in her teeth.

!!Other Examples

* The most famous [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball college football bowl game]] is called the Rose Bowl, played in the stadium of the same name. Teams that clinch a spot in this game tend to bring out roses in celebration, sometimes holding them in their hand or in their mouths and some teams have modified their uniforms to include a rose in their logo to commemorate appearing in the game.
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', also written by YoshihiroTogashi, has the Miniature Rose, a bomb which is similar and ''deadlier'' than the atom bomb. Its name is given by its rose-shaped smoke cloud. The bomb is a low-budget ''weapon of mass destruction'' and is so small that it can even implanted in ''humans''. The bomb has not only a large, wide range and destructive power, the bomb scatters a vast quantity of an unparalleled poison at the instant it explodes. Those who survive the initial explosion will suffer direct internal damages caused by rapid uptake of the poison. The poison catalyzes the production and emission of new poison until the victims finally succumb to death. And the poison is ''infectious''. The Minituare Rose has taken the live of several billions people and about 80% of nations possess this bomb, it's official forbidden.
** [[spoiler:[[BigGood Netero]] sacrifices himself by activating the Minituare Rose in his body and he finally kills [[BigBad Meryuem]], [[TheEvilGenius Shaiapouf]] and [[TheBrute Menthuthuyoupi]] with its poison, three of the four most powerful chimera ants]].
* ''VideoGame/GaiaOnline'' has a series of rose items that a "[[AuthorAvatar character]]" can hold in their mouth.
* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' allows roses to be equipped as face items. Unlike other flowers, which are worn on the head, they are carried in the mouth.
* Gertrude Stein: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_rose_is_a_rose_is_a_rose A rose is a rose is a rose]]'' ...
* Dancers in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight'' hold a rose in their mouths instead of wearing a crown like other classes.
* ''Theatre/TheRoseTattoo'' is practically suffocating in rose symbolism. The original owner of the rose tattoo is named Rosario delle Rose. His wife, who compares his skin to a yellow rose petal, likes to wear [[FlowerInHerHair a rose in her hair]] and imagines the tattoo appeared on her breast when she conceived, which is perhaps why her daughter is named Rosa. The symbolism doesn't stop there.
* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', there is Roselia and its evolved form, Roserade, which are Grass/Poison Pokemon that resemble small rose fairies. (Despite its feminine appearance, it can be either male or female.)
* In ''Literature/TheJezinkas'', one Jezinka tries this approach on Johnny.
* ''Manga/AirGear'' has the Thorn reglalia, a sort of weaponized barb-wire attached to rollerblades, it is used by a female character that is both extremely beautiful and a dangerously skillful skater.
* John Boyle O'Reilly's "[[http://www.bartleby.com/101/831.html A White Rose]]."
* {{Runaways}} member [[PunnyName Klara Prast]] can talk to plants and [[GreenThumb control them]]. She likes roses in particular, mainly because they're the only plants that talk back.
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