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* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''. When Ayami Kojima handled the character desings in most of the Metroidvania games in the series, suddenly every Belmont (except Julius and Christopher) became a top-grade Bishonen. Special mention goes to Juste, Richter, and Simon in the Belmont bloodline. As for the Non-Belmonts, well just look at Soma Cruz and Alucard. Cue Fangirls foaming at the mouth and intense [[HoYay shipping]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' has lots of them, like Jin Kazama and his [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys evil]] father Kazuya Mishima, with their most appreciated habit of fighting [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]]. Other examples are Hwoarang and [[OlderThanHeLooks Lee Chaolan]].
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' had Raiden, and even stripped him naked near the end of the game. It's also fair to note that Snake's outfit suddenly and inexplicably got very, very tight. [[ThongOfShielding Particularly around the buttocks]]. The character designer freely admitted that Raiden was to appeal to girls who liked handsome young {{Bishonen}}, and Snake to girls who liked sexy older men.
** Raiden was even intended to have visible panty lines under his suit, but, in the most recent figurine line, Raiden's underwear is nowhere to be seen - and Snake's underwear lines are incredibly visible over his stupidly well-sculpted buttocks, probably as a nod to the fact that Snake unintentionally became more popular with the girls than Raiden.
** Liquid Snake. Blond, British, wanders around [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]] in Alaska.
** Kazuhira Miller in ''Peace Walker''. [[FirstPersonSnapshooter You get to take photos of him in his underwear]]. You can also [[DudeShesLikeInAComa molest him in his sleep]] and even ''[[GayOption have sex]]'' with him in one bonus mission in the game.
* Several characters in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' count as this, to the point where WalkingShirtlessScene Anji looks almost ''tame'' compared to the likes of Sol and Johnny.
** Don't forget [[UnsettlingGenderReveal Bridget]], who's become quite popular amongst fangirls.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'': Out of all the armor options they could use for his pallet swaps, only [[VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} Shulk's]] [[WalkingShirtlessScene swimsuit outfit]] was retained, as a male counterpart of sorts to [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Zero Suit Samus's]] own {{Stripperiffic}} outfit. [[FireEmblem Marth and Ike]] seem to get the more downplayed treatment occasionally, and there is a possible InUniverse example in [[FireEmblemElibe Roy]] if screenshots are to be believed. And three other examples listed here, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], [[VideoGame/MetalGear Solid Snake]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Ryu]], have all appeared in the games.
* While every male character in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is attractively designed, the biggest fangirl baits in the game are Jin and Hazama. Jin is a tsundere bishounen with tight clothing and troubled past. A sexy pillowcase featuring him sold at twice the amount of Noel's and Rachel's pillowcases weeks before it was even designed. Hazama, the smooth criminal, is a very well dressed troll who dances as he fights. He is the only character, male or female, who has a bath scene in game.
* Albel Nox from ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' has an outfit that features a completely purple ensemble including a tight, [[BareYourMidriff belly-revealing shirt]] and a purple skirt. He also has an unlockable shirtless outfit (with {{sarashi}}!), an imprisonment scene, permanent shackles at his neck and wrists, and {{Panty Shot}}s.
** Pick any male character. Even the [[GrandpaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave 58 year old]], you'll find quite a few fangirls.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'': Yuri Lowell, anyone? His outfits had built in chest exposure. Some of his alternate outfits (especially in the Japanese [=PS3=] version) involve showing a fair bit of skin, or have him in skin-tight outfits.
* Luke from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', with his midriff baring shirt and ripped abs; ([[ShirtlessScene and seems to lose the shirt altogether in many of his alternate outfits]]).
* Leon Magnus from ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' is one, as a dark-haired [[TheWoobie woobie]] {{Bishounen}}. He attracts women all around (Lampshaded in skits, much to his dismay). Don't believe us? There is official art of him ''in bondage''. Prince Garr/Woodrow is also one in-universe, attracting women all around (it seems to have to do with his "princely aura".)
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': The game's enormous female following is largely due to the ability to play a female Shepard, but in case that wasn't enough incentive...
** Most of the male love interests are some degree of MrFanservice, but Thane takes the cake: the [[TheAtoner assassin seeking redemption]] with a troubled past, deep raspy voice, a taste for leather, and a tendency to show off a good portion of his pecs (mind you, that's to help stave off a terminal disease, but still). He was specifically designed by the creators to provide a male counterpart to the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe asari]].
** It's worth noting that Kaidan's chest in ''3'' has as much pixel definition as most main character's FACES. It's almost tacky, really.
** James Vega takes up the mantle in the third game. He's not a romance option, but the game doesn't mind letting players admire his body, in and out of universe.
* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' is chock full of this. All but one of the main male vampires spend most of their time at least partially topless. Kain spends two whole games [[WalkingShirtlessScene walking shirtless]] and we never actually see Janos Audron with a real shirt on.
* ''VagrantStory'' has [[ImplacableMan Ashley]] in his assless battleshorts, muscle-revealing shirtfront, and improbable red hair, or the shirtless [[AntiVillain Sydney]] with his barely-hanging-on pants and dramatic buttcape.
* Amiti in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' is a {{Bishounen}} WarriorPrince whose introductory storyline is spent wearing [[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry more jewelry]] [[WalkingShirtlessScene than clothing]].
* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' with Dante, courtesy of his shirtless younger self just stepping out of the shower in the first scene of the third game. It runs in the family: see his older twin Vergil and [[spoiler:nephew Nero]].
* And if there was any doubt that Akihiko is and always has been MrFanservice, [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/megamitensei/images/7/73/P4A_Akihiko_Render.png/revision/latest?cb=20141207153150 this is what he looks like in]] ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4 Arena}}''.
* The main character from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' spends ''98% of the time'' shirtless. It's practically a shirtless ''[[LogicalExtreme game]]''. The only time the Demi-Fiend wears a shirt is in the prologue (the first 30-60 minutes of a ~50 hour game), before there's any actual gameplay. He's pretty buff, too.
* Link, whenever he's an teen, is usually a handsome {{Bishonen}}. As shown in the page image, he even gets a ShirtlessScene in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' is an even bigger example than previous Link's. He is a LongHairedPrettyBoy who wears a ponytail and has a softer, more feminine looking face than usual. He starts the game shirtless and you can technically play the game with him only wearing boxers if you want (though it would be challenging). At E3 2016 many jokes were made by Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s Treehouse crew about how attractive Link is (especially shirtless).
* The ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' has [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Siegfried]], the subverted {{Knight In Shining Armor}}, Patroklos, the son of Sophitia who inherited her pretty looks, and [[HellBentforLeather Z.W.E.I.]]. ''Every'' male character in Soul Calibur V can have [[ClothingDamage their armor broken]] during battle and fight shirtless.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' gives us Sanada Yukimura. Able to effortlessly go from {{Moe}} puppyblob to HotBlooded kickassery at the drop of a hat. And don't even get us started on those [[WalkingShirtlessScene abs]]...
* [[PrinceOfPersia The Prince]] manages to lose more and more of his upper-body clothes over the course of the first game, until he's completely shirtless.
* ''VideoGame/StarFox'' seems to have invoked this as of late with its predominantly male cast, to [[YaoiFangirl its]] [[LGBTFanbase fanbase's]] [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom glee]]. The most obvious example is [[LargeHam Wolf]].
* Kaim from ''LostOdyssey'' has very formfitting armour, with a nice sliver of flesh that shows off his hips and lower back. Not to mention the scene when he awakes after losing his memories, and is shirtless.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' loves its pretty boys. Let's see - partial list;
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' prequel ''CrisisCore'' has Zack Fair, complete with a ShirtlessScene on the beach.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has Squall and Irvine. Irvine was specifically designed to be less attractive than Squall, who was based on a popular JPop artist. The former is brooding, snarky, with a DarkAndTroubledPast, and the latter is a carefree and highly flirtatious cowboy.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' gives us Balthier, the dashing, handsome pirate rogue whose mostly there for the same reason [[MsFanservice Fran]] is: the eye candy.
** ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'': Everybody knows Sephiroth is much more than fanservice. Still, they just HAD to make him an alternate costume where he fights [[OneWingedAngel with one wing]] and [[WalkingShirtlessScene zero shirts.]]
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': [[IdiotHero Snow]] is the perfect stereotype of that somewhat simple but absurdly hot boyfriend that goes to the ends of the world to save his girlfriend. He even gets two {{Shirtless Scene}}s, one in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII XIII]]'' and one in ''[[VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII Lightning Returns]]'' [[note]]but only if the fight against him takes long enough[[/note]] and boy, Snow is ''ripped''.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' gives us Noel. He was there to make a male presence but obviously, the fangirls played for him, not for Serah.
*** Hope Estheim goes from a frightened little kid to a confident {{Bishonen}}. This game and especially [[VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII its sequel]] also have a heaping helping of ShipTease between him and Lightning.
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'':
** THE original MrFanservice in fighting games, however, is Ryu TallDarkAndHandsome? Check. HeroicBuild? Check. {{Badass}} inside the battlefield and a mix of SociallyAwkwardHero and NiceGuy outside? Check. [[DoesnotLikeShoes Walks barefoot]]? Check. Friends of both genders that he can be {{ship tease}}d with once in a while? Check. The fifth game upped it even more with one of their DLC costumes. "[[FanNickname Hot Ryu]]" has MessyHair, quite the [[ShirtlessScene bare chest]], the mother of {{Heroic Build}}, and a BadassBeard which screams nothing but fanservice. Fangirls, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim fanboys]] ''and'' [[LGBTFanbase LGBT+ fans]] have gone goo-gaa over him, and they can't be blamed.
** There's also Charlie Nash, who originally appeared in the ''Alpha'' games. Handsome face, flattering glasses, and a sleeveless jacket that leaves his very well defined abs exposed makes for a potent combination. He's also one of the most nice and heroic guys in the series for those who want some personality. Even when he came back in ''V'' looking like Frankenstein's monster, the abs remained untouched.
* Ghaleon from ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' certainly qualifies. Just his voice alone could be considered fanservice.
** In ''VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue'' White Knight Leo takes this place.. Especially considering his rather... "questionable" battle cries Working Designs gave him. [[spoiler:Nall's human form]] may also qualify if [[ShotaCon you're into that kind of thing.]]
* The male Blood Elf player character in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' could qualify as this, appearing in the game at about the same time Blizzard began to realize they had a significant female playerbase.
** At the very least, his original model was pretty enough that the male fans set up a howling outcry until the developers bulked up his muscles. He still has much more delicate facial features and ''much'' more fabulous hair options than any of the other male models.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' is a FightingGame franchise that has had a LARGE female following almost from the start, so [[GenreSavvy the developers are EXPERTS]] in [[PanderingToTheFanbase creating male characters that will appeal to the female demographics.]] The one who set the example in regards to this trope is Iori Yagami: Deep and sensual voice? Check. Bad boy attitude? Check. HellBentForLeather? Check. DarkAndTroubledPast? Check. Very intense FoeYay with people of both genders, specially [[TheHero Kyo]]? Check. Popular with both fangirls ''and'' [[EvenTheGuysWantHim fanboys]]? CheckPlease.
** For that matter, the TallDarkAndHandsome Kyo Kusanagi himself has become more of this with time. He's also kind of a bad boy [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold but not as jerk-ish as Iori is]], has a pretty nice body, deals the snark very well, and possesses loads of HoYay and FoeYay with others. Not to mention KOF: KYO takes his {{Bishonen}} traits and turns them UpToEleven. (And his physical beauty even gets praised by ''[[StreetFighter Vega]]'' [[TheFightingNarcissist of all people]] in VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos)
** And following both Iori Kyo, there's K'. A gorgeous DarkSkinnedBlond who's also HellBentForLeather, has his own share of DarkAndTroubledPast, tries to be a [[TheStoic Stoic]] JerkAss but still has a well-HiddenHeartOfGold, and is extremely well-loved by fangirls all around the world.
** Shen Woo is among the few that can rival these three in this. Another DarkSkinnedBlond? Check. A WalkingShirtlessScene with finely-sculpted abs that would give [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Yukimura]] a run for his money? Check. Very handsome features? Check. His own share of bad boy attitude? Check. Quite a share of HoYay and FoeYay with Duo Lon and Ash, and arguably with Benimaru and Oswald as well? Check. Openly admits ''in canon'' that he [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence he likes his ladies wild and hot]]? ... Oh, my.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' games all have a pair of combination attacks ("Pretty Boy(s)" and "Fancy Lad(s)") where that game's collection of {{bishonen}} gang up to attack the enemy. Needless to say, there's usually at least one who qualifies for this trope.
** In ''VideoGame/SuikodenI'', Flik was a HotBlooded guy [[http://suikoden.wikia.com/wiki/File:Flik_s.gif with dorky hair]] who was very slow to forgive the hero for [[spoiler:Odessa's death]]. Come ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', though, he turned into [[http://suikoden.wikia.com/wiki/File:Flik_SII.gif a grade-A bishonen]], stalwart ally, and ChickMagnet, with the above spoiler providing an appropriately tragic and sympathetic past.
** ''VideoGame/SuikodenTierkreis'' is unusually equal-opportunity in its {{fanservice}}, with a sizable portion of the male cast being {{Walking Shirtless Scene}}s. The most obvious is Asad the {{badass}}, HotBlooded, DarkSkinnedRedhead DoggedNiceGuy mage commander, but there are quite a few others.
* The ''VideoGame/DarkTales'' series gives this role to Poe's master detective C. Auguste Dupin. He's tall, well-built, and well-dressed, with bright blue eyes and a pleasant voice that always comments about how happy he is to see you.
* While very few of the male characters in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' [[WalkingShirtlessScene seem to be able to find a shirt]], Johnny Cage, with his literally constant bare-chestedness and passes at the ladies, seems to be the one intended to appeal to female players.
** Liu Kang as well, since he's more often than not bare-chested and has pretty handsome features as well.
** Takahashi Takeda from ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' is a gorgeous Asian young man, whose nice looks even get lampshaded in-story.
* So much attention has been focused on [[MsFanservice the Sorceress and Amazon]] of ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' that it's easy to overlook the Knight and Dwarf's ridiculous muscles, coupled with the Knight's [[{{Bishonen}} pretty-boy face]] and the Dwarf's outfit rivalling the Amazon's for {{Stripperiffic}}.
* VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening and VideoGame/FireEmblemFates cater more openly to people of [[MaleGaze both]] [[FemaleGaze genders]] who like fanservice, so both games have very handsome men who were openly designed to make fangirls swoon. ''Awakening'' has Prince Chrom, Gaius and Owain as the most obvious examples, specially if one goes by their DLC pictures; ''Fates'' adds guys like the Male Avatar, Jakob, the Nohrian princes Xander and Leo, the Hoshidan princes Ryoma and Takumi, the Nohrian outlaw Niles, the Nohrian Dark Mage Odin [[spoiler: who turns out to be the aforementioned Owain under a SecretIdentity]], etc. Heck, even the ''BadassGrandpa'' of the game (the Great Knight Gunter) is good-looking.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'''s Mettaton is not only [[spoiler:as attractive as the game's pixellated sprite-based art style allows for when he's in his pretty, gracefully-posing EX form]], he ''revels'' in the fact that he's viewed as this in-universe; apparently, he's released twenty-seven movies each "consisting mostly of a single four-hour shot of rose petals showering [his] reclining body" and visited Undyne's house just so he could [[SittingSexyOnAPiano lie seductively on her piano]] while feeding himself grapes. Apparently this started with most of the Underground knowing him as a [[TinCanRobot big talking monitor with arms on a unicycle wheel]] -- and he implies on the KillEmAll path that he considers the rectangle form the ''more'' attractive one. Seems confidence really does go a long way in making someone seem hotter.
-->'''Burgerpants''': Why do people find him so attractive? ''He's literally just a freaking rectangle!''
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