Ho Yay: Western Animation
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Examples of Ho Yay
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- Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog:
- Tails tells a guy he looks hot after hairdressing him. In the same episode, Sonic, in drag as Robotnik's old flame, marries Robotnik. And kisses him. FIVE TIMES.
- Robotnik being forced into a kiss with another guy and subsequently blushing and smiling. That came out of nowhere.
- Robotic henchmen Scratch and Grounder get by far the most Ho Yay, however. There's the entirety of "The Robot's Robot" (A Day in the Limelight episode where they raise a kid), the kiss in "Mobius 5000", the
flattery flirting on the boat at the end of "Submerged Sonic"...There are far too many moments to list here.
- And then there's really weird combinations of Ho Yay that don't fit in anywhere, like Robotnik and Tails or Scratch and Sonic. The latter happens in "Robotnik's Pyramid Scheme", and has Scratch dressing in drag (to seduce Sonic) and delivering the immortal line "I gotta look juuuust right so he'll be attracted to me!" Hoo boy.
- The Ambiguously Gay Duo. Word of Gay stated that one of them is gay and the other straight... and leaves us to guess which one is which.
- American Dad!:
- Roger has so many, it's hard to even know where to start. Well there's the episodes "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man" and "AT: The Abusive Terrestrial", both of which play Steve and Roger as if they're a couple, similarly done with Stan and Roger in "Roger n' Me".
- Then there's the episode where Klaus wants to feel the touch of another human being, Steve does and afterwards Klaus tries to pay him acting as if he's a prostitute.
- Steve and Snot have a few too, they even KISS ON THE LIPS in "Licence to Till".
- In "Family Affair," Roger comments on how cute Tyler (the teenage son of the family who first abandoned Roger) has become.
- Then theres this line from "Stan's Night Out" when Jackson's talking to Dick.
"Come on don't give me bad new Dick, give me good old Dick, give me the Dick I love."
- American Dragon Jake Long:
- The one episode where Jake is in a play. He's about to kiss the girl in one scene of the play, but it turns out the "girl" is actually his best friend. Having to keep up appearances and the flow, they kiss, followed by "Ugh!" noises from both parties.
- Jake wakes up kissing Fu Dog in one episode. This time the kiss is on-screen.
- Animaniacs has one between Yakko and Dr. Scratchansniff, of all people ("I didn't know you cared"). Another episode revealed that Yakko wears women's stockings and garters (though this could have just been a Manatee Gag).
- As Told by Ginger gave us hints of Miranda/Courtney and especially Ginger/Courtney. And Blake always seemed a little too obsessed with winning Carl's friendship.
- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes:
- It seems everyone is gay for Captain America. In "Living Legend" most of the male characters had a crush on Captain America. The enemies of this episode were essentially giant, sentient spunk blobs, and there are at least two shots of Cap with globs of the blob monsters on his face. There were also a few Ho Yay moments with Bucky in the episodes set in the past.
- The Captain America and Iron Man vibes in "The Man Who Stole Tomorrow" are practically visible. Cap was almost constantly touching Tony, the full-body scan, Tony's little smile after Cap orders him to the training room...
- Captain America's greatest desire is Bucky being alive.
- Hawkeye and Hulk have a serious bromance at the very least, if not outright Ho Yay. Hulk is pretty protective of Clint, shown when he threatens the rest of the team when they think Clint's a traitor, and when Bruce was rendered unable to turn into the Hulk, what got him upset enough to transform anyway? The villain grabbed Hawkeye. Also, Hulk always refers to Clint as "Cupid" and is willing to stay with the Avengers as long as he's there.
- The 2013 series Avengers Assemble took the Cap/Iron Man bromance to the next level! From Iron Man reassembling the Avengers due to Captain America's supposed death to Captain America worriedly cradling a dying Iron Man in his arms after Red Skull stole Iron Man's armor including his arc reactor, it's hard to believe that the writers aren't shipping it themselves!
- The Avengers: United They Stand had the huge bromance between Hawkeye and Wonder Man, with Hawkeye calling Wonder Man "the only real friend [he'd] ever had." Not to mention the fact that it's a flashback to that scene that snaps Vision!Wonder Man out of Ultron's programming, rather than anything relating to his love interest Scarlet Witch.
- One episode of The Backyardigans, "Samurai Pie", had Tyrone teaching Austin the ways of Samurai-esque pie-making. The way they were close, and the way Austin licked a spoon in front of Tyrone, creates all sort of... possibilities.
- In The Batman, Poison Ivy's age-down means a lot of Ho Yay with her and Harley is out of the question. Barbara/Batgirl, on the other hand....
- Batman: The Animated Series:
- Matt Hagen and Teddy Lupin in the episode Feat of Clay, two friends who are definitely Ambiguously Gay with all of Teddy's fawning over Matt and Hagen's violent mood swings being very much like an abusive relationship.
- Batgirl and Supergirl in "Girl's Night Out" become very close very... quickly, and in the Justice League Christmas episode, they are absent 'on a skiing holiday together'.
- They manage to throw a Shout-Out to the Joker's creepy obsession with Bats in Mask of the Phantasm animated movie.
Joker: This guy looks more like the Ghost of Christmas Past. Nowhere near as cute as the Batboy.
- Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, just like the comics. Word of God confirms that the two are in an on-again-off-again relationship whenever the Joker is out of the picture, but the show itself "merely" lays on incredibly thick subtext whenever they're in the same room together.
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold:
- "Menace Of the Madniks" is made of Ho Yay. Most of it's the usual DC Ho Yay between Booster Gold and Ted Kord!Blue Beetle, but this one turns it into a Love Triangle by adding Batman to the mix.
- There's a tiny bit between Batman and the Red Hood, mostly on Batman's side. Which is pretty poetic considering of whom Red Hood is the alternate universe counterpart.
- In "Requiem For A Scarlet Speedster" the Flash/Barry Allen's Rogues - Captain Cold, Heat-Wave, and Weather Wizard - all seem to miss him and miss fighting him, letting out sighs of longing as they remember him after comparing him to Batman, whom they consider a disappointing substitute for Flash himself. Whenever they think Flash/Barry has returned they react like a bunch of stalkerish fans, only to express similar disappointment when it turns out to be either Jay Garrick or Wally West. When Barry finally does return at the end they're practically jumping for joy, Weather Wizard saying "Oh I promised myself I wouldn't cry!"
- In a couple of episodes of The Beatles, John pulls his "gi'e us a kiss" face on male antagonists.
- Beavis And Butthead had its moments, particularly one where they have to buy athletic cups:
Buddy: Most people like to use separate changing booths... oh well.
- Ed Wuncler and Gin Rummy from The Boondocks have these moments, and to quote "Y'all Niggas are gay".
- The BOTS Master:
- Jammerzz and Toolzz are two construction worker-themed robots that form a team called "The Street Boyzz", and are particularly close. They tend to cross the line from Heterosexual Life-Partners to this sometimes, like Jammerzz comforting Toolzz by hugging him and patting his cheek when Toolzz is suffering under his phobia of heights, or Toolzz getting uncharacteristically pissed when one of the enemy robots hurts his buddy, with him proceeding to completely crush the enemy robots with his fury.
- Watzon and Cook, respectively the doctor robot and the chef robot, who call each other "Dear" and when Watzon has to go on a mission, he tends to take Cook with him, with them often proceeding to bicker like an old married couple.
- In The Brave Little Toaster, Toaster and Blankey are awfully... close. This is lampshaded by (Heh) Lampy. There's also a hanging lamp in the parts shop who seems to like Lampy quite a bit. There's also his rather close relationship with Radio, whom he bickers with constantly, almost like a married couple.
- Camp Lazlo:
- Insinuated in Captain Planet and the Planeteers in the AIDS episode, when the friend of the HIV-positive basketball player sticks up for his pal in the face of bullying. The bully says, "What? You're sticking up for him? Maybe you got it too! Maybe you and him - " "Shut up!" It helps that before Todd's life went to hell, the two were all high-fiving and saying "We're gonna do it!"
- Code Lyoko has the relationship of Odd and Ulrich, partially due to Odd's androgynous appearance and the two of them sharing the same room. At the end of "Cold Sweat", Yumi submits an embarrassing picture of Odd and Ulrich getting out of the shower, together(!), and if you think It Makes Sense in Context, it doesn't. The episode "Killer Music" looks a lot like a breakup episode, with Ulrich acting worried and guilty after Odd ended up hospitalized due to XANA's attack. In the "Freaky Friday" Flip episode "A Fine Mess", Odd (in Yumi's body) suggests Ulrich to train with him in order to prepare for his confession to Yumi. Ulrich is disgusted and calls the idea sick.
- In the pilot episode of The Cleveland Show Bonnie and Lois make out after Cleveland asks them to and they have champaign.
- This is intentionally done on Code Monkeys with Dave and Jerry, though it's probably one sided as Jerry is shown to be effeminate at times. In one episode he declares himself gay for Mitch (who is his love interest Mary in disguise but he didn't know that). He also in another episode said he might be gay for giants after forming a friendship with a wrestler based on Andre the Giant. Beside that he is just very dependent on Dave. In one episode he even says maybe they are meant to be more than best friends while they are both high because he believes they are having the shared hallucination. Dave punches him and he nervously says he was just kidding.
- Codename: Kids Next Door:
- Numbuh 5 and Heindrich/Henrietta. Every story with them in it has 5 acting like a mournful lover whose partner had gone to the dark side. There's much mentioning of what they once were and she never wants to cause her harm, always trying to save her and bring her back to her. And their reunion was so fluffy and SWEET. Many fans were shipping this like crazy and were shocked and horrified upon the revelation of the truth. They even pretend the last part didn't happen. For others, this made the ship a whole lot better.
- There's also Numbuh 1 and the three-fifths male The Delightful Children which is not only seriously squicky by itself, but they're also technically adopted cousins.
- When The Delightful Children had to kiss Numbuh 3 in a school play, both the male and the female ones lean forward and pucker up.
- Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb, being parody characters of canon gay James Bond villains Misters Wint and Kidd (from Diamonds Are Forever), give off this vibe entirely. Never leaving each others' side, finishing each others thoughts, living together, affectionate speech tones...
- Numbuh 362 and Numbuh 86, specifically the latter's extreme desire to prove herself to the former. 362 is also one of the only, if not the only, operative to address 86 by her real name (Fanny).
- Combo Niños has many Ho Yay moments between the two main villains, Diadoro and Gomez. An example? In an episode, when a Divino is rather violently summoned, Gomez jumps in Diadoro's arms, Diadoro throws him out, and Gomez jumps back, saying "Five more seconds, they're so comfy!". Another moment is when Gomez asks Diadoro something. Before answering, Diadoro tickles Gomez's chin and Gomez blushes! A third (and last) example is in an episode where a Divino makes everyone dance. At the end of the episode, the two bad guys are still dancing the tango, even though the Divino is defeated since a moment! They stop and Diadoro realizes at last that they're no longer under the Divino's spell. Gomez confesses that he knew that already, but wanted to dance a bit more. Diadoro throws him out violently. He seems to hesitate while seeing Gomez's sad face, then admits that "I kinda liked it. Felt very... macho." And they start dancing again! And they're not the only moments...
- Courage the Cowardly Dog has "The Mask," in which Courage meets the dog-hating Kitty (who likes to hide behind the titular mask). The reason for her hatred of dogs? Her "best friend" Bunny is in an abusive relationship with a dog. Kitty goes on about how she can't bare to live without Bunny, and she has a little catnip mouse given to her by Bunny "with love." When they're reunited at the end (after Courage rescues Bunny), they run away together while hugging and nuzzling and talking about how now, they can be best friends forever. It's also one of the more heartwarming moments in the series, so there you go.
- In a later season of Cyberchase, this character named Jules shows up. He's a purple-clad, timid little nerd who positively loves Matt. He's only cheered up by Matt's words, teams up with Matt whenever he can, and Matt actually lets Jules call him "Mattie", when he won't even let Inez, his supposed love interest (which never goes anywhere), call him that.
- Cybersix has the... unusual relationship between Cyber 6's alter ego, Adrian, and Lucas. Technically, Cyber 6 is actually female and Lucas is her love interest, but sometimes it seems like Lucas seems to have a bigger crush on Adrian than he does on Cyber 6! Lucas always seems to be taking Adrian to fancy restaurants or looking for ways to spend time with him. When he mentions how nice Cyber 6 is to him in front of Adrian, he seems to be turning it into a hint. And when he's put under the impression that Adrian has been "dating" Cyber 6, he acts like a scorned lover... and in a way that's makes it almost look like Adrian's the one who's been cheating, not Cyber 6! Yes, it is every bit as confusing as it sounds. The best moment is the one where Lucas asks if Adrian wants to go to a movie with him...a romantic movie. The look on Adrian/Cyber 6's face can only be because she's thinking All the Good Men Are Gay.
- Danny Phantom:
- Vlad and Danny, whose not-at-all-wholesome relationship, like Slade and Robin, is covered in detail in Foe Yay.
- In the Bad Future episode, Skulker and Technus have fused together into one being. "Skulker and Technus? Together? Is that an 'ew' or a 'yikes'?"
- Danny and Tucker. As if their snuggle with each other when they were both sleeping together wasn't enough, consider this: they claim to share EVERYTHING together.
- Daria and Jane, being clearly the most important people in each others' lives. Received a Fandom Nod in the "Daria Day" marathon before their Grand Finale, which opened some episodes with brief animated intros (available on the DVD set). One had Jane trying to convince Daria to pose for a nude portrait; Daria objects that this will fuel "those rumors about us", and Jane suggests she could do the painting from memory anyway. Another features the two as a bride and groom.
- Quinn and Sandy show more affection for each other at the end of "Fat Like Me" than they do for any boy either of them dates.
- Darkwing Duck and Launchpad (who is unabashedly the world's biggest Darkwing fanboy) live together raising Darkwing's daughter, take an instant dislike to and are incredibly suspicious of each other's female love interests (Morgana and a Green-Skinned Space Babe respectively), and got an Accidental Kiss.
- In the Donkey Kong Country episode "Hooray For Holly Kongo Bongo", Klump and Krusha audition for Bluster's movie with a version of the ending scene from Casablanca, with Krusha in the female role. And in "Four Weddings and a Coconut":
Klump: [overhearing DK practicing proposing] Thunderin' artillery! Did you hear that?
Krusha: Uh, hear what?
Klump: "Will you marry me!"
Klump: No, ya noncommissioned nincompoop! Donkey Kong!
Krusha: You want to marry Donkey Kong?
Klump: NO! Donkey Kong's gettin' married! We gotta tell King K. Rool immediately.
K. Rool: Who did you say was getting married?
Krusha: Me and Klump.
Klump: Never mind him, sir.
K. Rool: Now that I have the Crystal Coconut in my possession, maybe it's time I thought about settling down with a wife!
Klump: Sorry sir, but I can't volunteer for that mission! Thank you for askin', though.
K. Rool: I didn't mean you, you—!
- Doug: Roger seems to be obsessed with the title character. He's the only one he goes out of his way to tease (most of the time), is nice to him at some points, was the one who decided to throw a surprise party for him living in town for a year in "Quailman vs the Klotzoid Zombies", and at said party says "It's not like we're gettin' married or anything." In the last episode, both Doug and Roger were scared to graduate, so they ran off together and shared some very tender feelings and memories in the confines of the empty principal's office.
- Drawn Together:
- Xandir may be the token gay character, but Captain Hero is a Ho Yay magnet. Not only has he shared "tender moments" with Xandir himself, but Wooldor has an obvious crush on him and he's kissed Spanky at least once. On the Les Yay side, we have Foxxy and Clara getting frisky and Toot sleeping with Clara once (though that last example was part of a convoluted roleplay, so it might not have counted).
- The time Captain Hero tried to express his homosexual desires via a crappy Clark Kent disguise. He and Xandir actually ended up in a serious relationship together until Xandir couldn't put up with him carrying the ridiculous "Captain Hero's gay friend" ruse too far.
- Up to Eleven'd in the movie. Xandir has an obvious crush on Hero at this point, thinking Hero is ditching their (ahem) "guys' nights" for his new girlfriend, Molly (who happens to be a stolen corpse). He tries to break them up, with the help of Ling Ling who has his own crush on Xandir. Foxxy also has hardcore sex with Toot and some random stranger in Bedrock.
- Duck Dodgers has an episode in season 2 called the Fudd. Daffy mentioned he (Daffy) will be the father, Marvin will be the mother and Porky will be their child.
- The Emperor's New Groove:
- In Evil Con Carne episode "Company Halt", after Hector Con Carne finishes explaining his giant rubber band attack plan, General Skarr exclaims "I love you SOOO MUCH, Hector!" and hugs him (or rather Boscoe, to whom his brain is affixed) tightly. Hector responds with, "Yeah, I... love you too, Skarr." as Boscoe hugs Skarr back and makes affectionate noises. Ghastly backs away slowly in awkwardness.
- Shego is way, way too into Kim Possible. Pet names, sly compliments, even a mudbath... then an episode dedicated to them, which shows that when the "mortal enemies" factor is removed they become incredibly close very fast. It'd be uncomfortable if Kim didn't seem to be flattered by it.
- In the Legion of Super Heroes Animated Series, Brainiac Five is Superman's biggest fan, occasionally taking it to "lovesick puppy" levels. This is a very stark contrast to the usual condescending personality he has with most anyone else. This is due in part to Superman being the inspiration for all superheroes of the time, as well, perhaps, as Brainiac 5 wanting to make up for the crimes of his ancestor, the original Brainiac, but by the premiere of the second season, he's participating in holo-simulations where he receives fake injuries so the holo-Superman will console him before his dying breaths. It's not exactly definitive, but what it looks like is lost on no one - especially not the other characters, as evidenced by Timber Wolf asking Brainiac Five if he and Superman "just caught a movie."
- In one scene in the ending credits of The Little Flying Bears, Skulk is seen smooching Sammy on his helmet.
- Looney Tunes:
- Check this promo for Kids' WB!'s Bugs 'n Daffy Show and listen to what Jeff Bennett says about the stars midway through the spot. (And considering that Bugs and Daffy's relationship is an adversarial one, it probably tas Foe Yay!)
- The short "Beanstalk Bunny" has a scene where Daffy actually kisses Bugs, and not in the way Bugs would've done it like in the above video.
- Elmer and Bugs' relationship is little more than foe-ish (and often not even foe-ish) flirting. They even end up married twice, in 'Bugs' Bonnets' and 'Rabbit of Seville'. 'Hare-Brained Hypnotist' includes four kisses, and three of them are Elmer kissing Bugs, rather than the usual other way around. At the start of 'Elmer's Pet Rabbit', just try and deny that Bugs isn't trying to seduce Elmer into buying him...and that Elmer isn't charmed. And any time Elmer thinks he may have hurt or killed Bugs, he instantly becomes mournful, and if possible he reconciles for it. In 'The Big Snooze', Bugs becomes desperate to stop Elmer from quitting cartoons, and it ends with him saying "I looooove that man!"
- At one point in The Looney Tunes Show, Daffy invites Porky Pig on a date, and Porky is absolutely fine with the idea. Porky gives some "more than friends" vibes, as he does pratically anything (even giving his organs) for Daffy. Bugs and Daffy both have girlfriends, but it's more like Bugs is stuck with Lola and Daffy barely cares. They spend entire episodes bickering Like an Old Married Couple. In one episode, Daffy Duck says Bugs doesn't respect him and his hard work, but Bugs says Daffy doesn't have a job, then Daffy threatens to take his things and leave the house and Bugs says he doesn't care, since it's HIS house and Daffy doesn't even own anything at all. Despite acting like he doesn't care, Bugs lets Daffy live in the house for free (and by logic, pays for anything he needs) and saves Daffy's life multiple times.
- The The Lord of the Rings Animated Adaptation had this moment between Sam and Frodo.
- In the Magic Adventures Of Mumfie episode "The Guest", Scarecrow blushes after hearing Mumfie play music off of his tissue box guitar he made. Bonus points for him sounding like he's turned on for the next few lines he says.
- Making Fiends: While admittedly Charlotte is endlessly friendly to everyone, her undaunted, frequently disturbing obsession with being Vendetta's "best friend" sometimes crosses into this. For her part Vendetta mostly reacts with increasing levels of loathing and more attempts to kill her, but that only seems to increase Charlotte's resolve. In one episode Vendetta makes Charlotte jealous by adopting Mary as her new best friend, and Mary grows attatched to Vendetta, becomming very hurt when she learns she meant nothing to her. There's an episode with Vendetta in a closet obsessing over Charlotte, and another episode focuses on Charlotte and Vendetta being parents. The web series has Vendetta succeed in having Charlotte get eaten by the giant cat fiend, then Vendetta gets swallowed too. She meets Charlotte in the stomach, Charlotte is thrilled, and when the cat swallows a piano, Charlotte starts singing a song about Vendetta.
- In addition to the robo-incest tension between Mega Man and Proto Man, Ruby-Spears' Mega Man had a more traditional example: In "Brain Bots", Mega Man and Roll get charged with escorting the brilliant but prone-to-dismantling-machinery-while-it's-still-in-use Brain Bot. At one point, they stop at a motel. We're shown their room—and Mega Man and Brain Bot are occupying the same bed.
- The Mighty Hercules gives us Herc and Newton. They basically have the same Ho Yay mechanic going on as Batman & Robin, except with 50% more horse. Newton and Tewt also seem to have something going on between them.
- Mike, Lu & Og: The episode "The Three Amigas" is full of this. Mike becomes friends with Hermione, while Lu acts like a jealous girlfriend and tries to break them up. This culminates in all three girls having a fun slumber party together.
- Mon Suno. Not five episodes in and we have a (rather feminine looking) monk boy telling the hero, Chase Suno, that he is his "destiny". The way he says it almost ends up sounding like a love confession.
- Mike and Kane's Foe Yay forms the basis for much of the series' conflict, with Kane going on and on about how Mike betrayed him (him personally), and Mike deeply hurt that Kane lied to him and is actually a Villain with Good Publicity.
- Mike and Chuck have serious bromance, the pinnacle of which is either "Power Trip" or "Fearless".
- "Julie and the Amazons" could be re-written as "Claire cheats on Julie with another woman" and almost none of the dialogue would have to be changed. Hell, when Claire first saw Foxy she saw her in full Gaussian Girl mode, complete with Shaking Her Hair Loose.
- One-sided in My Gym Partner's A Monkey, with Jake—the title monkey— towards his human gym partner Adam. Almost absolutely everything Jake does in the presence of Adam is blatant Ho Yay.
- My Life as a Teenage Robot:
- In one episode, Jenny is expelled and has to be home-schooled. Dr Wakeman sets up a fake prom, and pairs Jenny up with XJ-8, her sister.
- Jenny and Vexus' daughter Vega in the finale. And for that matter Vexus's one-sided obsession with Jenny.
- Misty and Jenny had an incredible amount of this.
- My Little Pony:
- Here is just one example of this kind of Fan Wank. Since the characters are horses, they show affection for each other, well, like horses do, nuzzling and licking each other when one is depressed or lonely. This behavior has far different implications within the human species, though.
- There's a porcelain figure of Glory and Moondancer getting married. It calls Glory the groom, though, and refers to her with male pronouns. Does the toy packaging make up a micro-continuity where Glory is male, or are the Glory and Moondancer we know wife and wife? There's a Baby Glory and a Baby Moondancer, who are basically identical to the adults but for being smaller and having simplified versions of the same cutie marks (this goes for most G1 fillies.) The UK G1 comic tells us that the baby ponies that are basically de-aged Expies of adult ponies are younger clones made from a magic mirror. It's easy to put this together and say that Glory and Moondancer resorted to magic when they wanted foals.
- G3 consisted of nothing but mares and fillies being very touchy-feely with each other, with Spike being the only boy (but he's a baby dragon).
- Star Catcher and Skywishes.◊ Touchy-feeliness, generally sweet interaction, and oh, Make a Wish works for Skywishes because Star Catcher has been watching over her for Celestia knows how long and helping her out here and there. If the 'wishes' part of her name refers to this, and if the kite in Skywishes' cutie mark refers to the kite she must always catch to have her wish granted, then she literally wouldn't be who she is without Star Catcher. After introducing herself to Skywishes, Star Catcher goes on to show her Butterfly Island, trusting her and her alone with the secret of her home and the existence of her people.
- Pinkie Pie and Minty. Similar personalities, best friends, and of course there's that one time Pinkie woke up to find Minty in her house at midnight... (yes, It Makes Sense in Context.)
- In "Two for the Sky," there's Star Flight and Heart Bright.◊ (We hear about them in a book, but everyone in their story but them is someone we know from other stories, so... who knows.) Described as being as close as twins, are inseparable for the entirety of their one story, constantly finish each other's sentences, share a sundae with two straws at one point, and are shown to share a bed, in which they sleep inches from each other◊. When part of the story proves to be All Just a Dream, they wake up (apparently having had the same dream at the same time) and look at each other in shock in a very What Did I Do Last Night? manner◊. In their quest to learn how to fly (they're earth ponies despite Star Flight's name) the oversized wings they don't have such great control over◊ are in each other's color scheme, not their own. The book is shown to have a pink heart on it. (Mind you, this is G3, so there are a lot of pink hearts around town. Still.)
- Toola Roola and Starsong also go in for the one drink/two straws thing.
- When Thistle Whistle's fear of clouds gets the better of her while flying during a very cloudy night, she closes her eyes and speeds up. This results in an Accidental Kiss with... Minty. (In other words, Tabitha St. Germain kissed herself.)
- Ōban Star-Racers:
- Ning and Skun are implied to be a couple, and hold hands pretty frequently.
- Stan and Koji are very close, repeatedly save each other's life, complete with spur-of-the-moment confessions like 'you're the best partner I could have had' and 'just run I'll hold them back' moments which make the one to which it's addressed jump on the perceived enemies to allow the first one to run away. They also affectionately call the star racer they build together their "baby"...
- The heroine's father and his racing champion, who met after the first lost his wife and put his daughter in a boarding school. "How could you not tell me you had a wife" is but one example. The racing champion playing the part of both Big Brother Mentor to the heroine and Team Mom doesn't help.
- Ugly Americans. Randall's full moon flesh cravings, shown by him LICKING Mark's ear, made worse when we learn that Randall shows little concern about species, gender, etc. and Leonard's reaction to Blob being put into witness protection is as if they broke up, he did think Blob said something that made him think that he was liked in "that way".
- The Venture Bros.
- An awkward exchange between Dr. Venture and Dr. Orpheus in a hotel room (Venture has already accused Orpheus of trying to get into his pants):
Doctor Orpheus: Just stay on your side of the room... tiger! Heh heh... yyyyes.
Doctor Venture: You, uh, you want to go halfsies on a skin flick?
Doctor Orpheus: ...'Kayyyy...
- The "evah popular" Pete White and Master Billy Quizboy. Several episodes show that they live together in a trailer in the middle of nowhere and fight like an old married couple. In the season 3 episode, "The Invisible Hand of Fate," it's also shown that White agreed to take care of Billy after he had his memory wiped (and was apparently a total mess without him). Their turn as Thanatos and Eros, respectively in "Assisted Suicide" went even further, considering they're made to get to second base by Rusty Venture's "id" and do (if off-screen), without all that much coaxing. The fact that it's Rusty's mind that they exist in might just mean that even he thinks they have a thing for each other...
- To a lesser extent, Dr. Venture and his bodyguard, Brock. Referenced in the pilot episode, "The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay," when Pete White argues to Billy Quizboy that "you can't tell me there's nothing going on there". Also played with in the season 1 finale "Return to Spider-Skull Island" when Brock isn't allowed to go with Dr. Venture to the operation room and argues, the doctor assumes they're "partners." The fact that they were dressed as Rocky and Frank n' Furter may have added to the effect. There's also this humorous little exchange (intentionally phrased that way by Doc and lampshaded):
Dr. Venture: That's it, just like that. Easy, pull back a bit, you're right on top of me!
Brock: Can't help it. It's- it's stiff, Doc. Maybe I should lube this thing up before we take it down there.
Dr. Venture: It'll be fine, it's not built for speed, it's built for deep penetration!
- In addition to being Heterosexual Life-Partners, #21 suggests that he and #24 call themselves "Jet Boy" and "Jet Girl", after this classic punk song.
- Between the incredibly blatant Foe Yay with Dr. Venture, the various m/m/f threesome jokes about him and Dr. Girlfriend, and that time that he made out with Stiv Bators, it's not exactly an unlikely conclusion that the Monarch is bisexual. In Operation P.R.O.M., Monarch mentions the threesome with Manotaur.
- Hank and Dean is pretty obvious too: In addition to Hank bragging about his circumcision and "Honest Abe's a mo", there's generally a bunch of other stuff. Abe outright says it after reading their minds ("Oh, please. Like you boys never experimented.), after Lincoln attempted to use Dean's body to kiss Hank, uses it as the excuse for doing so.
- Hank and Dermott. In Dermott's first episode, Dean even calls him "Hank's new giant boyfriend" and Triana says "So, Hank's finally out?". And Dermott was his date for Homeschool Prom.
- After the Myra incident where she kidnapped the boys, Killinger can be seen chatting with the demon face about how "we failed to get them together"... but never specifying WHICH couple they sought to unite. If Killinger had meant Myra and Rusty, why bring in Orpheus by using a demon, forcing him and Rusty to share a hotel room? Speculation runs rampant from there.
- Dr. Girlfriend once tried to get Triana's friend Kim to become a villain. Kim's response? A very deadpan, "Dude, that lady was totally hitting on me."
- Episode 37, K is for Knowledge introduces us to the Les Yay equivalent of a drive-by shooting:
Yan Lin: Are you going to destroy us like you destroyed her [Cassidy]? Does her memory mean so little to you?
Nerissa: You have no idea what she meant to me!
- At least in the novelisations and graphic novels we got a few merciful gleams of Phobos/Cedric- though the scenes in particular border on creepy and abusive.
- "E for Enemy": Irma and Cornelia, sleeping in a closet, Irma's hand on Cornelia's breast...
- Cornela describes Elyon's dream guy as tall with blonder hair and blue eyes... which is pretty much what Cornelia is to Elyon. It would put her bitterness about Cornelia seemingly abandoning her for her teammates and new love interest in a whole new light.
- The Whammer is completely obsessed with Chuck, always pounce-hugging him, invading his space, and demanding to be his "partner".
- Speaking of "partners" Invisi-Bill and Big Left Hand Guy's relationship is chocked full of this. Especially from Invisi-Bill who is very fond of Big Left Hand Guy.
- Two Brains' apparent crush on The Butcher in "The Fill-In". Throughout the whole episode, Two Brains kept trying to get Butcher to be his partner rather than henchman-for-a-day, disregarding the other henchman and doing things like waiting on Butcher, complimenting him constantly, building a suit so they can be a compatible fight team and eventually crying out in desperation, "I neeeed you!" The nameless henchman, jealous, says to The Butcher at one point, "Nooo, why would he make fun of you? He loves you..."
- Again with Two Brains, "When Chuck's Mom is Away..." had him start doing pretty much the same thing as with The Butcher, only this time suggestively trying to "team up" with "Chuckie-Baby". And as soon as he hears Chuck's mom isn't in town? He rushes right over to Chuck's house and gets all close, chummy and invasive.
- TJ has a clingy, suck-uppy yesman, Johnson, who seems overly devoted to making TJ happy. He is also very touchy, seemingly having no concept of personal space.
- Reginald of all people rather enjoyed being dragged around by The Butcher in "Have Snob, Will Travel" (seriously, why does like, every guy seem to be fixed on Butcher?). Despite his usual whining, Reginald continuously calls The Butcher "powerful" and praises him beneath the insults. Nor does he seem too concerned with being rescued any time soon. And when he finally IS rescued, as soon as Word Girl leaves he says to The Butcher, "Pick me up again".
- Reginald also mentioned that he wouldn't mind being tied up by Brent in "Chuck With A Sidekick Of Brent".
- In "Who Wants Candy?", Eileen wants Violet to be her best friend.
- Xiaolin Showdown:
- Jack Spicer's rampant fangirling over his 'number one evil hero' Chase Young strides confidently into crush territory, what with the adoring gazing through heart-shaped eyes, constant attempts to hug or paw at him, and his whiny jealous sulking whenever Chase works with anyone else.
- Jack's not the only one fanboying after Chase. Omi often can't help himself from drooling over him either. He does this with Grand Master Dashi and Master Monk Guan as well. Maybe Omi just has a thing for older warriors.
- Then there's Chase's strange obsession with Omi, which borders on Shotacon. The awkwardness that can result from reading too much into the name "Chase Young" does not help.
- Omi constantly tries to get Jack to convert to the good side, hugs him on several occasions and begs Master Fung to let Jack stay in the temple, while clinging onto Jack's head and stroking his hair. Likewise, Jack has hugged and/or clung onto Omi and seems to prefer Omi over the other monks. And then there's the first Season Finale, in which Omi clings onto the back of Jack's coat before he can leave and begs that he stay, telling him that he should join the side of good and move into the Xiaolin temple. Jack immediately declines the offer, insisting that, "Next time we meet, we're enemies again." He then activates his helibot to fly away, but before he is able to he realizes that Omi is still clinging onto his coat and is now staring up at him sadly. There is a moment of silence, then this:
Omi: (smiles) That would be nice.
- Once Raimundo tried to wake Clay up because of an emergency. Clay's reaction? Grab Raimundo and yank him down underneath himself.
- When Wuya first meets Katnappe, and actually pants and drools over her with heart-eyes.
- Both Dojo and Good!Jack appear to have a lot of, uh, "admiration" towards Master Fung.
- In the mermaid episode, Jack seems to have a major fanboy crush on Klofange, to the point of having a bit of a breakdown and saying that he "needs alone-time" when he finds out that Klofange is actually good. Wuya called him Jack's "special friend".
- According to Hannibal Bean, at one point, Master Monk Guan was "the one Chase Young consider(ed) closest."
- In "Chuckie Choo", at one point the Xiaolin monks walk in on Dojo and Chuckie in a bathtub together.
- There's some of this in Tom and Jerry between the two title characters amongst all the Foe Yay. Jerry even kissed Tom more than once, just to annoy him.
- In World Of Quest, there's evil partners Lord Spite and General Ogun. There's been more than a few occurences of Ogun carrying Spite, and they apparently met at an evil mixer and have celebrated an "anniversary". On top of that, when Spite is working with Deceit, Ogun pretty much acts like a jealous girlfriend.