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[[caption-width-right:349:Let's see: [[{{Moe}} adorably cute]] [[TeensAreShort petite teenage]] [[TheIngenue Ingenue]] {{Woobie}} LoveMartyr SexSlave with an [[CannotSpitItOut emotionally closeted]] BastardBoyfriend. Yup, uke.]]

->''"Suddenly the ukulele is hot again. But please don't play 'Tiptoe Through the Tulips.'"''
-->-- '''[[http://boingboing.net/markf.html Mark Frauenfelder]]''', My Sweet Embraceable Uke (June 2001)

A character associated with the BoysLoveGenre, the Uke (or "Neko" in Girl's Love works) makes up the "receiving" half of a relationship (whereas in real life, sex roles are generally not as rigid as that portrayed in Yaoi and are also not "assigned" according to perceived masculinity). Typically the [[OppositesAttract polar opposite]] of the {{Seme}}, the Uke is sometimes [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide more feminine]] than his counterpart; just how much "more feminine" this can be varies, from simply looking more childish or "[[{{Bishonen}} beautiful]]", or being more emotional and/or [[LuminescentBlush blushy]] or just less overtly macho than his partner, to, on the other end of the spectrum, having outright [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdressing habits]]. Almost always, the Seme is OneHeadTaller than the Uke (or at least a few inches). So prevalent is this custom that a well-known (and oft derided) process in SlashFic is {{Wimpification}}, or feminizing one half of a slash pairing to fit this character type regardless of canon characterization. A major draw of the BoysLove is that you get two hot guys for the price of one, so in the more explicit titles expect to see lots of his [[{{Fanservice}} cute little bod]].

His personality can vary from:
* [[{{Keet}} cheerful and hyper]]
* [[TheIngenue sweet and innocent]]
* [[{{Tsundere}} feisty and temperamental]]
* [[TroubledButCute angsty and brooding]]
* [[{{Ojou}} Akin to princess/prince/royalty]] and [[DramaQueen (often overly) dramatic diva]]

And in {{Bara}}:
* [[OneHeadTaller tall]]
* [[BiTheWay bisexual]]

See UsefulNotes/BoysLoveNotes for a list of standard seme and uke types.

There is a trend of making the Uke more outwardly emotional than the Seme; even an angsty Uke will be more vocal in his {{Wangst}} than an angsty Seme who will just hide it all behind a stoic mask, and emotionless Ukes are relatively uncommon. This is due in large part to the fact that Seme/Uke relationships customarily exhibit a frequently flustered Uke - something much more difficult to pull off if the Uke is the stoic type.

Additionally, the Uke is almost always the more inexperienced one of the pair, if not an outright [[NatureAdoresAVirgin virgin]], to fit with his traditional role as the "receiver" and is often ObliviousToLove, requiring the more experienced Seme to make the first move.

{{Shonen}} fandom has popularized another type where the AllLovingHero or StockShonenHero functions as the uke, at least physically, where his sheer niceness and adorableness wins over other characters.

Another take on the character, often more common in BaraGenre or fusions between yaoi and bara, is the {{Ojou}} uke - a princess-styled male/prince/royalty/other character of wealth and power outside of the bedroom that is the sexually submissive partner in it and who is often known for the "topping from the bottom" and [[DramaQueen diva]] approach.

A LipstickLesbian, in {{Yuri}}, or GirlsLove, who is openly attracted to someone can also take this role. The irony is, a female character who acts or looks openly masculine is actually ''[[AggressiveSubmissive more]]'' likely to be the uke, since this is usually equated with {{tomboy}}s and immaturity.

Any main character in any anime, movie, TV series, book, or the like can easily be transformed into a helplessly depressed uke by [[DeusAngstMachina killing off everyone they know and love]] or [[GrowingUpSucks putting them through puberty.]]

Also see {{Keet}}, InTouchWithHisFeminineSide, MasculineFeminineGayCouple. Western equivalent is TheTwink. For all you [[GameOfNerds baseball fans]] out there: he's the [[UnusualEuphemism catcher]].

Has [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant nothing to do]] with a slang term for the ukulele (a Hawaiian guitar-like string instrument) or with a slang term for [[{{UsefulNotes/Ukraine}} people of Ukrainian descent]].

Note that this usage of the word originated in the BoysLoveGenre fandom; among "regular" Japanese people it just means "defend". It is also a term used in the Japanese martial arts (especially those based on holds and throws such as judo and aikido) to indicate the person doing ''ukemi'' -- allowing themselves to be thrown/held by the ''tori'' or ''nage'' (the partner doing the throwing) and doing so safely. Even Japanese gay men won't necessarily know the BL meaning of the term. Non-{{otaku}} English speakers won't know what it means at all, unless they do judo. English-speaking gay men occasionally find the use of the term as a blanket replacement for the more general "bottom" out of the context of the BL genre obnoxious, feeling that [[GratuitousJapanese their native language has got that concept covered already, thank you]].


[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/NabariNoOu'':
** Miharu is a good example, being a short, rail thin, {{stoic}} young boy surrounded by a bunch of tall slender {{Bishonen}}. It's not a Boy's Love series, but it comes [[HoYay pretty damn]] [[SerialEscalation close]].
** Gau is also a good example, being feisty, temperamental, and sometimes angsty.
** ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' is an interesting example in that Miharu and his not-quite-love-interest Yoite [[UsefulNotes/BoysLoveNotes both have a lot of common uke traits]]. Miharu has the aforementioned physical qualities plus being withdrawn with a lot of angst; Yoite is similarly delicate, withdrawn, and troubled. Yoite generally gets labelled as the {{seme}} because he's older than Miharu, a bit taller, and more violent, but on his own he's a textbook uke (and if their relationship were ever to move into sexual territory, [[TheTrickster Miharu]] would almost certainly be the initiator).
* Ryo in ''{{Manga/FAKE}}'' is a borderline case; he's considerably less experienced and more sensitive than his boisterous partner (and {{Seme}}) Dee, but he's also much more reserved and prone to keeping his feelings bottled up, and he's not appreciably smaller, prettier, or more feminine than the rest of the main cast.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/uke.jpg Shuichi Shindou]] of ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}'' is often presented as the de facto example of an uke. Since his love interest Yuki is a cold fish, he does diverge from the trope a bit in having to be the more aggressive and persistent partner, though Yuki still makes the first sexual moves.
* Lampshaded in ''Manga/LuckyStar'' during a dodgeball game where [[YuriFan Hiy]][[YaoiFangirl ori]] said that she is the "uke", Japanese term for a defender when practicing martial arts, in an unintentional DoubleEntendre and FreudianSlip. She ''should'' have said ''mamori'', the correct term in context.
* In ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'', Ogiue writes and draws [[BoysLove yaoi]] {{doujinshi}} about her fellow club members, casting Madarame as the passive {{uke}} and Sasahara as the aggressive {{seme}}. [[spoiler:Though she is mortified when Sasahara finds out, he accepts it as a work of art, not a projection on him. He also mentions he got....a man reaction...]]
* In ''Manga/TheTyrantFallsInLove'', the uke [[{{Tsundere}} Souichi]] is a walking bucket of homophobic rage who doesn't hesitate to [[ArmorPiercingSlap punch]] Morinaga at the slightest provocation.
* In Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s classic ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' there is Subaru Sumeragi. Where to begin? Physically at sixteen he's small and skinny with big GreenEyes, [[RavenHairIvorySkin raven-black hair that frames his face]] and often gets mistaken for a girl as he's so darn pretty. His twin dresses him up in outrageous outfits that range from cute to his iconic skin-tight black pants, turtleneck and scarlet-colored red jacket. Emotionally, he's very shy, tender-hearted and soft spoken; he jumps and blushes like fury at even the slightest hint of flirtation from BastardBoyfriend [[{{Seme}} Seishirou]]. Subaru is kind, soft hearted and gentle - he kicks ass true, but he doesn't like to hurt people and wishes everyone could be happy. [[FriendToAllLivingThings He also loves animals]].
** Later on in the follow up ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', Subaru is twenty-five, painfully depressed and severely broken-hearted thanks to evil and possessive [[BastardBoyfriend Seishirou]]. Subaru's much more quiet than before, but just as gentle and kind like always - though anything but his altruistic former self. Not to mention he's still as slender and beautiful as ever - he gets even ''more'' beautiful when he grows out his hair like it was when he was sixteen near the end of the manga. Subaru's ''definitely'' one of the best example of {{Uke}} there ever was.
** Not forgetting the main character of ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' Kamui, who is super pretty, small-built and emotionally ''wrecked'' - even Creator/{{CLAMP}} refers to the boys as "sisters" due to how similar they are. And in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', their alternate universe versions are twins - being chased of course, by alternate-universe ''still'' BastardBoyfriend [[{{Seme}} Seishirou]] who is ''obsessed'' with Subaru ''yet again''.
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Schneizel has Kanon, his assistant, "public and private". They fit very well into seme/uke types, in contrast to the more equal relationship between the series' two leads.
* Lampshaded in ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'', where Ana and Miu are yelling childish insults at each other and Miu yells "UKE!" The rest of the episode has the characters (sans Miu) asking Nobue what the word means, with obviously little success.
* A GirlsLove example can be found in ''Manga/GokujouDrops'' with Komari.
* Another yuri example occurs with Hikari and Nagisa in ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic''.
* The definition of "angsty uke" above nicely fits Takaya/Kagetora from ''LightNovel/{{Mirage of Blaze}}''. Particularly in the the first OVA.
* [[TheWoobie Ayase]] from ''Manga/OkaneGaNai'' to a massive extent. He's practically the embodiment of the uke stereotype.
* Just plain ignored in ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'', as the main character is [[EveryoneIsBi still literally the only heterosexual in the world]], and no relationship has even gotten to the 'holding hands' stage. Though what passes for an OfficialCouple has lost support from a surprising number of fans because "they're both uke". It really doesn't help that the main character is a catcher on a sandlot baseball team.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'':
** When it comes to ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', Sanada Yukimura is pretty much the designated Uke (albeit usually a very HotBlooded one). We can't exactly blame the fangirls though; not only is he [[{{Keigo}} archaically polite]], [[IdiotHero naive]], and [[BattleButler eager-to-please]] (not to mention a total {{Bishounen}}), he's also usually paired up with the pinnacle of [[TestosteronePoisoning GAR]] that is [[{{Seme}} Date Masamune]].
** The manga adaptation, when Keiji tells Yukimura there is more to life than war, most notably love. Yukimura turns into a shaky, blushing mess and insists that he would never be caught in such "lewd" behavior, and has no need for love.
** Mitsunari and Motonari are also often portrayed as this. Helps that those two are even more girlier in terms of physical appearance than Yukimura, albeit different in terms of personality. Mitsunari is often perceived as a very violent {{Tsundere}} type A in the fandom, and Tsundere is often perceived as an uke characteristic. In short, he is a mix of type 3 and 4. [[ItsAllAboutMe Self-obsessed]] is also one of Motonari's defining trait, and often combined with the trope VanityIsFeminine in the eyes of fangirls, resulting him to be viewed as type 5 in the eyes of YaoiFangirl(s). Also, with his many KickTheDog moments, not to mention he have [[CombatStilettos heels]] in his boots, makes him often depicted as a {{Dominatrix}} uke in the fandom. Not power bottom uke, dominatrix uke.
* Both Sunao/Ran and Nanami in ''{{LightNovel/Sukisho}}''. Nanami is a bit of an unusual example, in that he's a WholesomeCrossdresser.
* In ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'', [[spoiler:though it tends to move [[BreakTheCutie around]]]], Lucia is the seme, and Sumire the uke. It may be an inversion. Sumire appears to be an archetypal YuriGenre uke (always blushing, younger, cute, admires her seme, etc) but she actually seems to be closer to being the seme.
* Played for laughs in the comedy BoysLove series ''Neko Samurai'' ("neko", or "cat", is another word for "uke"). Yamato is a wandering samurai and 30-year-old virgin who longs to find a man to be {{Seme}} to him, and constantly offers to pay for things with his body (nobody's interested), or offer himself up to be ravished by whoever can beat him in a swordfight (nobody can, and if he tries to throw the fight, they just get annoyed). The one time he comes close, with a bandit leader who just about matches him in fighting skill, it turns out that the other guy is also an uke...
* Played for laughs in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' (of course) with the twins. Hikaru even goes so far as to ask why "Kaoru was cast as the 'pitcher'." In the original Japanese, they actually use "seme" and "uke".
* Despite giving the impression of being a {{Seme}}, Setsuna in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is one of these. Setsuna is a trained swordswoman who acts as the bodyguard to her childhood friend and crush [[{{Ojou}} Konoka]], Setsuna's more serious and reserved attitude sharply contrast the cheerful and bubbly Konoka and Setsuna is also one of the tougher {{Action Girl}}s in the series while Konoka is the resident WhiteMagic user. However, when it comes to their romantic relationship, Setsuna is very awkward, easily flustered and shy, while Konoka is the extroverted and aggressive one.
* ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'':
** ''Junjou Romantica'' provides three different types of ukes. Misaki is type 2, Hiroki is type 3, and Shinobu a mix of both[[labelnote:*]]innocent and temperamental, if you're curious[[/labelnote]].
** Its adaptation, ''Manga/SekaiichiHatsukoi'' also provides three types of ukes. Onodera being type 4, Chiaki being a mix of 1 and 2 and Kisa also being a mix, 2 and 4.
* Subverted in Fumi Yoshinaga's ''Kinou Nani Tabeta'' (What Did You Eat Yesterday?), where Kakei is more than annoyed that straight people think that being the uke during sex has anything to do with who the "girl" in the relationship is.
* Doesn't actually happen but [[{{Subtext}} heavily implied]] in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' that if [[TheWoobie Shinji]] would return [[AmbiguouslyGay Kaworu]]'s advances, he would end up as the uke.
* Mochizuki in ''Anime/BokuNoSexualHarassment''.
* Jonathan in ''Anime/LegendOfTheBlueWolves''. Refreshingly, he's as solidly built as his seme and only slightly shorter.
* "Don't Worry Mama" averts this all over the place. Imakura, the uke in the relationship, is not only Yuichi's boss -- he's phimotic and severely overweight. At least at first.
* Yumi is the uke to Sachiko's (and Sei's) seme in ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'', though the series typically avoids the archetype and it keeps it on a HideYourLesbians case. Yumi helped [[TropeCodifier codify]] the way an uke should be in a yuri series. She's shorter than both Sachiko and Sei, wears GirlishPigtails, and is prone to bouts of awkwardness.
* Ginji of ''Manga/GetBackers'' is this when paired with Ban.
* ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'': Riki while being a very masculine, feisty, angsty and brooding biker.
* If there were such thing as a ''heterosexual'' uke, Momo from ''Manga/KimiWaPetto'' would be a perfect example. A cheerful, kind, innocent professional dancer who agrees to become the literal pet of a driven and successful (but emotionally closeted) journalist? Who happens to be both significantly shorter and younger than his love interest, and who depends on said love interest for his daily needs (such as food and shelter)? The only thing stopping this from being a stereotypical BoysLove romance is that the {{Seme}} figure is a woman.
* You can also make a case for Kouta from ''LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}'' He's an innocent, friendly country-boy who finds himself thrown into enough sexual situations by his girlfriend [[{{Seme}} Chizuru]] to have him labeled as the Great Erotic King. Note that Chizuru is [[MarshmallowHell taller]], [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld older]], and ''far'' more aggressive in her pursuit of Kouta. Most of these pursuits, however, are [[BlackComedyRape played for laughs.]]
* Zoisite in the 90s anime of ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is an interesting case in that his actual personality is anything but submissive, but around his older lover Kunzite he becomes totally smitten and demure, even going so far as to call him "-sama" at all times in the Japanese version.
* ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' has Taichi playing this to Tetsuo. UnluckyEverydude Taichi is commonly a DistressedDude, can be rather awkward, is HollywoodHomely, and has LovableCoward aspects. Tetsuo, on the other hand, is a confident, mysterious, and {{Bishonen}} ByronicHero. It becomes even more noticeable when Taichi is DisguisedInDrag and he finds himself liking the idea of being Tetsuo's submissive crossdressing lover. At one point, Taichi imagines him and Tetsuo sleeping together and at first sees himself crossdressing and on the top, since Tetsuo is [[{{Transgender}} assigned-female-at-birth]], however Taichi comes to the conclusion that it wouldn't work like that.
* The oneshot ''Watashi To Osananajimi No...'' has the more sexually submissive Rina be this to Mizuki's seme.

[[folder: Fan Works]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has Korra, who is often the shorter and tomboyish Uke to the tall and alluring Asami.
* Any male Elven character from ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' is considered this. No thanks to their slender features and feminine appearance. Legolas gets it worse, especially when paired up with Aragorn.
* This is usually inverted in ''Manga/BigWindup'' fanworks. Mihashi is a literal baseball pitcher and Abe is a catcher. Mihashi is a NervousWreck who ApologizesALot, is constantly blushing, and has self-confidence issues while Ace is a bossy PerpetualFrowner who is YoungerThanTheyLook. Abe is usually presented as the uke in romantic situations.
* Ash is the go-to uke in gay ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' ships involving him. He's an AllLovingHero and a {{keet}} so most fanworks put him in this situation, especially when paired with Gary or Paul. An exception seems to be Cilan, as despite being older and much taller than Ash he is often presented as more uke-ish due to his flamboyant and campy nature.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Despite being a MemeticBadass with a lot of SelfFanservice, Red is this to Blue in fanworks. His {{fanon}} stoic personality is changed to make him seem {{kuudere}}. In later fanworks, however, it seems to be the other way around. Not without justification, seeing as in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', we see [[spoiler:Red and Blue as adults, and Red has become a not-quite-but-almost {{Hunk}} while Blue is a {{Bishonen}}]].
** Touya/Hilbert and N Harmonia from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' are weird examples as they tend to zig-zag this trope when paired together--while N is older, he's also much more naive and innocent (traits that the fandom likes to exaggerate to absurd levels) due to his sheltered upbringing. Hilbert is more worldly, but also younger and smaller. The two of them tend to play one role, [[{{Seme}} the other]], [[TakeAThirdOption both]] or [[AvertedTrope neither]] in fanworks as a result.
** Dawn is this in both her game counterpart and her anime counterpart, as she is a short GirlyGirl compared to several of the other girls she's paired with.
** The shy, pacifist [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Lillie]] often falls becomes this whenever she's paired up with another girl, such as Selene.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Italy is this when paired with pretty much anyone. Japan and Canada are too, as is [[DudeLooksLikeALady China]].
** This also tends to happen to his brother, Romano, as fanon tends to make him into a raging {{Tsundere}}.
** There's also Finland being the Uke to Sweden's Seme.
** America, who is seme often, is usually the uke when he's paired up with Russia, though at the same time, they are one of the more "switchable" couples (though even then, Russia does most of the topping). If America is paired up with Germany, it could go either way - even when they're uke, neither of them are stereotypically "uke"; they just happen to bottom.
** Austria. Dear god, [[PrettyBoy Austria]] suffers the most from this *especially* when paired up with Prussia or Spain (both of whom he tops...less than 1% of the time.) Not to mention, it doesn't help than in canon, Austria sews, loves to bake, is by nature "prissy and refined" and would rather play his music than go out and fight wars. The fandom almost always has a field day with this and tends to really play up his [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide "girly" side]] to outrageous levels (making him shorter, more slender or just going all out and putting him in a tiny maid dress). Even when they don't, he's still uke to everyone - even Hungary, his "ex-wife".
* Ivan Karelin had already struck many ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' fans as an uke, being a [[ShrinkingViolet timid]] {{Bishonen}} that is much shorter and slimmer than his more [[HeroicBuild heroically built]] compatriots. Then the fourth drama CD came out (read: the one where Keith cheerfully volunteers Ivan and himself to fill in as ''hosts for a gay club'') and said, "Yep, pretty much."
* Sena of ''{{Manga/Eyeshield 21}}'' is an uke along with being the fandom's {{little black dress}}. Considering he's an {{adorkable}}, cute little boy who quickly impresses every manly football player he encounters, it's no surprise that he's considered the ultimate uke of the series. So much, that sometimes he's portrayed as an uke even with his somewhat-canon girlfriend Suzuna, who is much more assertive than he is.
* Kuroko from ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' is this in most fanworks.
* Gilbert Nightray from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is often treated this way. Sure, he's taller, and significantly older, but he still bottoms.
* Allen from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' is the {{Shonen}} fandom MessianicArchetype. Being the shortest male in the main cast doesn't help his case. He's also ''very'' scrawny, and has a pretty baby face. Funny thing is how, even when paired with the women in fandom, a lot of cases still have ''him'' being the submissive one. Poor Allen doesn't get many chances to wear the pants in relationships.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Iruka is this in near always any ship involving him, whether it be the stoic Kakashi or even the boisterous Anko.
** Naruto is usually the uke when paired with Sasuke, though some fans invert the cliche. This often includes {{wimpification}} and exaggerating his {{keet}}-ness.
** Neji's LongHairedPrettyBoy looks usually turn him into this in yaoi fan-works (and occasionally Neji/Tenten ones too).
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** This is how Sora winds up in fanfic pairing him with Riku.
** Same deal with Roxas when paired with Axel.
** Ventus usually gets this bad with Vanitas.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Soft and effeminate Butters is invariably this in any pairing, straight or gay.
** Stan is often made into a uke due to his sensitivity and his PrettyBoy-looking design. The main exception seems to be with Kyle, who is near always a uke in ships (with his personality often being changed to seem {{tsundere}}).
** Tweek Tweak when paired with Craig Tucker in the fanfictions.
* An example of a perfect uke is Sawada Tsunayoshi from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. C'mon, you know he's a bigtime uke when he's paired with 1-year-old ''Reborn'' and ''still'' bottoms. It doesn't help matters that [[SatelliteLoveInterest the girl he has a crush on]], who is supposed to be super-effeminate and "beautiful," looks like his identical twin...
* ''Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon'':
** Princess Aurora of the ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' fame is often portrayed as this in f/f works.
** Unusually, Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is usually portrayed as one of these in femslash works (especially [[IncestYayShipping Elsanna]] ones). It could stem from her somewhat anxious and awkward personality, the [[PowerfulPeopleAreSubs stereotypes about people in power]], or Anna being more aggressive and boisterous. Though occasionally Anna gets this as well.
* Edd from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' is almost automatically this in every pairing (and he [[LauncherOfAThousandShips has a lot of them]]), including him and girls. He's the softest boy, besides Jimmy, and has some stereotypically feminine qualities in canon.
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' has a lot of fans who ship Kirby and Meta Knight (usually with Kirby aged up). Kirby invariably becomes a cute, androgynous {{keet}} while Meta Knight is the tall, bishonen {{seme}}.
* Yukito of ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' fame is the {{Uke}} to Touya Kinomoto in most fanworks.
* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'': Slash fanfictions and fanarts typically have Ben being the Uke while Kevin assume the {{Seme}} role. It sure helps that Kevin is taller than Ben and has a typical bad boy attitude, while Ben have become quite of a {{Bishonen}} after becoming a teenager in ''Alien Force''. Sadly, in canon, the two of them started out as [[ArchEnemy Arch-Enemies]], and while they are now best friends, they both have girlfriends now.
* In slash ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' fanfics and fanarts, Danny is typically the Uke while either Vlad or Dash are the Seme.
* ''Manga/KOn'': Mio, whenever she's paired up with Ritsu.
* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'': The younger trio of the brothers (Ichimatsu, Jyushimatsu, Todomatsu) is more susceptible to be uke compared to the older trio of the sextuplets (Osomatsu, Karamatsu, Choromatsu).
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'': Expect a higher chance that Kagami will be this if she's paired with Konata. Part of this reasoning comes from the AnimalMotifs scene in the anime with Konata being a fox, and Kagami being a rabbit, and another part is because Konata is [[TheGadfly tease]] while Kagami is {{tsundere}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** The frail, feminine Pearl will typically be the uke to the more tomboyish Garnet or butch Mystery Girl.
** Peridot will often become this whenever she's paired up with Amethyst or Jasper. She's more of a switch if paired with Lapis, however.
* ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'': Kumiko is this to Reina's or Asuka's {{Seme}}.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Comicbook/{{Midnighter}} is a ManlyGay anti-hero type who enjoys killing criminals and he is a WellIntentionedExtremist. He is also a total bottom for his partner, Apollo.

[[folder: Film]]
* In ''Film/BadEducation2004'', this is the role Juan plays in most of his relationships. He's submissive and compliant to Enrique in a CastingCouch situation where Juan agrees to sleep with Enrique in exchange for a role in Enrique's film. Juan's relationship with Sr Berenguer is similar, since Berenguer is his SugarDaddy, but Juan is more of a {{Tsundere}} in this case. [[spoiler:Although subverted when it's revealed that Juan is manipulating both of them to get what he wants.]]

* Loads of [[RussianHumour Russian political jokes]] portray Dmitry Medvedev as this, with [[UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin Putin]] being BastardBoyfriend {{Seme}}.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* Reid from ''Series/CriminalMinds''. Slight compared to the others, begins as TheIngenue, is pretty much always the DamselInDistress...
* A rare, male het version: Seth Cohen from ''Series/TheOC'' is the uke, his girlfriend Summer is the {{Seme}}. This quote even lampshades it:
-->'''Summer:''' I wanna be on top this time.\\
'''Seth:''' But you're always on top...
* Another male het example is Niles Crane from ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. He was more of an ExtremeDoormat LoveMartyr towards frigid Maris, but still acts ''incredibly'' submissive (but in a far more romantic way) towards HotBlooded Daphne, and in one episode it's implied that she often roughs him up during sex, and that he enjoys it.
* Ste in Hollyoaks, pretty much. What the pre-watershed show is allowed to show in regards to actual sex usually seems to end up with him being pushed against a wall/onto the nearest available surface. Also doubles as a LoveMartyr, given that his two relationships thus far have been with cheating ClubKid Noah and emotionally closeted BastardBoyfriend Brendan.
* Tobias Beecher of ''Series/{{Oz}}'' when he's with [[{{Seme}} Chris Keller]].
* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', it's implied more than once, with more than one girlfriend, that Ted (another rare het example) usually bottoms.
* In a strange turn of events in ''Series/{{Conan}}'', Conan and Andy Richter end up slowdancing (imitating the inauguration dance of the Obamas) while LaBamba sings a song behind them. The lyrics end with ''They'll probably get married and adopt a baby / Andy's the man and Conan's the lady.'' Andy pumps his fists while Conan protests, demanding to know why he's the lady, but eventually just throws his hands and says "Alright, I'm the lady."

[[folder: Video Games]]
* Due to the dynamics between [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Lamia]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Loveless]] finding a CoolBigSis in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Excellen Browning]], TheTease who just happens to be a MSFanservice, {{fanon}} for ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' runs with the notion that in any Excellen/Lamia pairing, Lamia ends up the {{uke}}, due to the case that Excellen will do AnythingThatMoves, placing her as the {{seme}}.
* [[http://static.stuff.co.nz/1254658692/458/2930458.jpg Raiden-Expy]] Major Raikov in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 MGS3]]'' can't be anything else than this to [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/metalgear/images/thumb/1/13/Volgin.jpg/200px-Volgin.jpg his lover Volgin]].
** Otacon, Otacon, ''Otacon''...
* Joshua Preston from ''VisualNovel/BlissStageLoveIsYourWeapon'' is the fiesty kind - Even when he isn't on the gay romantic path, he's the more submissive partner.
* Joshua from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''. Though, Joshua is more of a subversion. He may be effeminate, sure, but he is also {{manipulativ|eBastard}} and very emotionally closed off.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' Protagonist Minato Arisato. He's noticeably quite uke-ish in terms of appearance with petite body and androgynous face. Try to line him up with the majority of males in his game, he will look very uke-ish. Even grown-up Ken will be more seme-ish than him. Try to line him up with the other protagonists of Persona games, and ironically he is trapped between Tatsuya and Yu, making him even more uke-ish. His uke-ness is clearest in Persona Q, where you can say you will protect him as Yu and he will blush. Even when playing as him and going to the chapel with Shinjiro he will still blush anyway.
* [[DudeLooksLikeALady Lucius]] of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' and [[SugarAndIcePersonality Soren]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' are both magic users with effeminate appearances (the latter less so) and attachments to big muscly mercenary men.

[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* ''A Kiss for the Petals'' series: [[{{Tsundere}} Reo]] [[ShrinkingViolet Kawamura]], to [[{{Tomboy}} Mai]] [[CovertPervert Sawaguchi's]] {{Seme}}.

[[folder: Webcomics]]
* Dillon from ''Webcomic/MenageA3''. [[CampGay Flamboyant]], [[{{Keet}} enthusiastic]], and known for being a bottom.
* ''Webcomic/{{Niels}}'' has a series of comics making fun of the "rules" of homosexuality, especially ukes, starting with [[http://nielsg.com/niels-bitch the shorter man being the uke]]. The tropes all work out to the irritation and horror of the people involved.

[[folder: Web Original]]
* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Marik is very much the oblivious {{Uke}} to Bakura's frustrated {{Seme}}. This is especially obvious in the spin-off fanfic ''Marik & Bakura Go to Censored Town'', which deliberately panders to [[{{Yaoi}} yaoi]] fangirls (for charity, of course). [[spoiler:Subverted in the end when Marik seduces Bakura, not the other way around.]] Another fic that he wrote for charity again shows that [[spoiler:Marik tops - it seems like Bakura is instead an AggressiveSubmissive and actively enjoys being the bottom.]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic eventually became the {{uke}} to every other TGWTG producer (male and female) except the much younger Luke and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]].
* This [[http://www.semeuke.com whole site]] exists to classify the reader as one of ten varied {{uke}} or {{seme}} types, complete with compatibility guides.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'': This was actually parodied in ''Ultimate Alien'' episode "Duped", where Ben use his Echo Echo powers to [[MesACrowd duplicate himself in three]] in an attempt to be in three times at the same place so he can fight the [[{{Mooks}} Forever Knights]] with Kevin, assist to [[LoveInterest Julie]]'s tennis match and watch the Sumo Slammer new movie. He ends up divided in three Ben with different personalities: one with a sweet, sensitive one, one with a bad boy attitude and one who is seemingly normal. The sensitive one ends up going with Kevin, and, while they are waiting for the knights to show up, start delivering a speech about how close they have become, in a typical yaoi way. Kevin is not amused at all:
-->'''Kevin''': BEN! You have always been kind of girly, but now, YOU'RE REALLY CREEPING ME OUT!
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'''s Adult Party Cartoon, Stimpy is explicitly stated by Ren to be this, while Ren states himself to be Seme (Well, he doesn't exactly say that, he says "I'm the pitcher, you're the catcher").