He can't stop ogling the ladies. But unlike some who ogle the ladies, he actually cares about them as people. Woe betide anyone who wrongs women, for he's watching you like a hawk — when he's not watching them, that is. Undoubtedly the best type of pervert. Always a good guy, and just to reaffirm that he's a good guy, they'll occasionally give him a rival in the form of an actually dangerous pervert who would go through the boundaries that the Chivalrous one would never consider crossing.
Such a serious Chivalrous Pervert is very likely to also be a male Ethical Slut with a benevolent For Happiness morality. However, it could also be that some part of him might also believe that Sex Is Evil and make him feel guilty about his "immoral" horniness and overcompensate for it by being extra nice. Or his hypersexuality could be an outlet for more complex personal issues, often making him The Woobie.
Master Characters describes a similar type under the name Dionysus: a male character who embraces life and brings that love for life to all the women he meets, shaking up their worlds. His influence helps them to move past mourning an old relationship or break free of a current negative relationship. Yet (so says the book) he prefers the company of women in part because he is not at home in the world of men. (This is not always the case.)
Compare Handsome Lech, whose morals are a bit more loose but not as much as the villainous perv; Covert Pervert, who is also sympathetic but in no way vocal about his/her... tastes; and Loveable Sex Maniac, who fulfills the latter half of this page's title but most certainly not the former and tends to go for the Rule of Funny. A Chivalrous Pervert who prefers to spy on those of his preferred gender may be The Peeping Tom. Also compare his Distaff Counterpart, the Good Bad Girl. May end up setting a girl to Pervert Revenge Mode or even an Unprovoked Pervert Payback.
Cross Marian D.Gray-Man. His character info in the fanbook, lists one of his likes is "good women." He has no problem hitting on pretty girls, even younger ones like Lenalee. But when he found out about the death of one of his lovers, a young woman named Anita, he was genuinely saddened and despite him not wanting Anita to follow him, he says she was a good woman. Earlier, he gets angry and throws Allen because he's filthy from battling. He then tells Lavi to stay away from him as well-saying the only thing he allows to be around him filthy, is women. Lenalee, who's been in the fray, is filthy as well, most likely, but Cross gets close and flirts with her, with no issues-cupping her face as he does so.
With the aforementioned Lenalee, he also protected her-holding her while the ark they're on crumbles. A bit afterwards, he says if he'd known someone as lovely as her were in the fray, fighting, he'd have come sooner. He hates returning to HQ, as he's not loyal to their organization, he'd been in hiding for years, and was going to run off again. But he stayed when lenalee hugs him, and begs him not to leave. he says she's too cute, he can't refuse. This ended up being trouble for him, as he's put on house arrest, interrogated, given a management job, put under investigation and watch. All that, because Lenalee begged him to stay.
This is Yuushi Oshitari's basic characterization in the Prince of TennisDating Sims. He's very sweet and chivalrous to the lead girls of the games, but isn't above draping himself over them without going too far, and Word of God says that his ideal female is a girl with long, shapely legs. We don't see that so much in the anime or the manga, except when he tries to comfort Kotoha after Atobe sees through her Bitch in Sheep's Clothing act and refuses the bento she brings him.
Felten from Hana To Akuma plays this trope very, very straight, despite having been engaged from birth.
Hachibe Maeda of Ai Kora is a strange case. While admittedly an individual who values women for the aesthetic appeal of their various body parts, he is willing to go to extreme lengths to protect the owners of those parts.
Shunsui Kyoraku from Bleach loves flirting with his lieutenant, Hot Librarian Nanao, and was known for chasing girls when he was in the shinigami academy. He promptly rescues Nanao when she collapses after Yamamoto sends out his enormous reiatsu and it overwhelms her. He's also a very badass captain who first tries to convince his rivals to give up on their purposes andonly accepts to fight so he won't disgrace his opponents.
The character Ral from the manga Blue Dragon (note: has nothing to do with the game) is this. Finding out the difference between men and women is a big part of his Character Development. (The fact that women have boobs and that he loves said boobies helps a lot.)
Ryo Saeba from City Hunter (manga, anime series and Jackie Chan live action movie) is the embodiment of this trope.
The eponymous Lupin III, in the anime. The manga incarnation goes way further in matters of perversion, to the point that he's a Casanova Wannabe.
Ataru Moroboshi from Urusei Yatsura normally shows more the pervert than the Chivalrous, there are incidents like when he's been inflicted by a contagious toothache that he can ease the pain of by biting (and infecting) other people, initially the entire class tries baricading themselves away from him, but then the girls realize that he would never do anything like that to a girl and appologize to him for mistrusting him.
And in a later story, when he finds himself stuck with a pair of gloves that make him hug then punch anyone who comes close to him, when Lum gets close, he blocks the gloves punch by pushing his own face in it's way. Then does this again and again till he knocks himself out.
The deceased Prince Clovis la Britannia from Code Geass. You'd never guess it if not for the 6th Picture Drama, though: it has his half-sisters, Cornelia and Euphemia, checking on some stuff he left... and Cornelia frets over the sweet and naive Euphemia being willing to wear one very revealing swimsuit that Clovis designed in his free time.
Shigure from the anime version of Fruits Basket. He is berated by many of the other Sohmas for it, but it becomes an almost endearing Running Gag nonetheless. In the manga he uses sex as a tool to have revenge against Akito, his cousin and ex-lover, for running in the arms of their cousin Kureno... by sleeping with Akito's mother Ren. And let's not forget the deal with Rin, either, though to his credit he doesn't take her offer.
Emishi Haruki from Get Backers. He considers harming a woman to be just about the most terrible sin imaginable, and opponents admitting to it is nearly a Berserk Button; meanwhile, he happily flirts with every woman he meets. The closest he's come to 'pervert' was abruptly burying his face in a female friend's breasts, while desperately trying to cheer himself up after Amon's Heroic Sacrifice.
Meisuke "Nube" Nueno from Hell Teacher Nube is a Covert Pervert for his busty workmate Ritsuko and more or less often ogles pretty women, but never ever tried to ogle his students no matter how well-endowedsome of them are (* cough* Miki * cough* Ai), and lectured highschool-aged Izuna harshly when he believed she was into Enjo Kosai (Iwhich is the Japanese equivalent of teen prostitution, to say it simply). And when a very pretty 15-years-old girl with ice powers claims to be in love with him, he repeatedly refuses her affections by saying that she's too young for him - which is technically true, as he's 26 already. She has to die and then be revived before he comes to love her back
Miroku from Inuyasha. Somewhat subverted by the fact that he eventually becomes a one-woman man without losing this quality in the slightest. Much to his fiancée Sango's exasperation. In a rather early arc where a young woman named Koharu, whose life he saved years ago, was very enamoured with him but Miroku actually turned her affections down, believing it was a case of Loving a Shadow.
Sanji from One Piece, so much so that he cannot fight women no matter what; also, his animé nosebleed whenever he sees a beautiful lady becomes an important plot point in one arc. Do not mistreat women in his vicinity unless you want him to literally explode with rage. He gained one of those "actually bad" rivals in the form of Absalom, a Quirky Miniboss Squad member who can turn invisible and who licked both the female protagonists and attacked Nami when she was bathing. That ended very badly for Absalom.
Absalom also had the bad sense (or luck) to actually have the power of invisibility, and his use of it for perverted purposes simultaneously offended Sanji's chivalric honor AND coincidentally destroyed Sanji's own perverted childhood dreams. It's no wonder Absalom was just asking for it.
Zoro seems to be this to a much smaller extent; he's rarely pitted against females in battle, but when he is, he shows reluctance to fight them. In the first half of the series, this was explained away by the fact that the first one he fought was a dead ringer for his childhood friend Kuina, and the other female who tried to fight him, Gothic Lolita Perona, had Devil Fruit powers that prevented him from getting within an inch of her. Post-Time Skip, however, he's faced with The Dragon Monet, An Ice Person with powers and skill that only three of the Straw Hats were capable of fighting with. And to the end of that fight, while he does defeat her, he doesn't harm her. He claims he would have if Tashigi hadn't dealt the finishing blow for him, but…
Kairi from Peach Girl, but he gets more Chivalrous, and less Perverted over the course of the story.
He actually hurts friends sometimes when going after woman, or gets hurt himself. One time he actually stood on Ash for a full minute before Ash stood up knocking him over. Another time he was ogling a lady on the beach (a lady who was at best not alive anymore, or at the absolute craziness was never a female or even human to begin with) only to get trampled by the people behind him.
Warrant Officer Oreldo in Pumpkin Scissors embraces the trope completely. He loves the ladies, and unlike many similar characters, he enjoys quite a bit of success with them. He's also always willing to get the crap beaten out of him for the sake of some cute girl he's just met, and frequently sets himself up as the bad guy in order to make sure things are made right for the girl of the moment — such as when, angered by how a poor girl's drug-addicted father was wasting her money and opportunities, he made a show of offering to buy her from him and then pretended to assault her in order to finally goad her father into taking action on her behalf.
Kyon from the Suzumiya Haruhi franchise may count, even though he rarely has actually needed to avenge the dishonor of a beautiful lady — but push the rightbuttons and he'll defend.
No doubt, Loke/Leo from Fairy Tail is a player, but he's always there for Lucy when she needs him (unless he's out with his girlfriend).
Tatewaki Kuno from Ranma ½ has some traits of this. He is well-versed in poetry and believes two people in a relationship should exchange diaries before they get physical. On the other hand he grabs his objects of affection without warning, sometimes on the chest, and is unable to realize they are in fact disgusted by his attention.
Happosai likes to think of himself as this, but he's not really chivalrous.
Great Teacher Onizuka, aka Great Pervert Onizuka, when he's not being an inspiration to everyone around him. Always thinking of sex, looks up girl's skirts, has sex toys and porn galore, sizes up every attractive woman and became a teacher specifically for the schoolgirls. Yet when given the opportunity to act on these impulses with the young girls he's responsible for, his conscience doesn't allow it. (To wit, when Urumi semi-seriously offered herself to him he knocked himself unconscious rather than kiss her.)
A lot of that also has to do with the fact that Onizuka is a man-child who is terrified of actual sexuality, and just plays up his lothario qualities for show. In fact, the comic establishes pretty early on that he's still a virgin.
In the series Nanatsu No Taizai Meliodas usually won't pass up a chance at being a pervert but he is still chivalrous when protecting Elizabeth and others.
Who agrees that the titular character of Naruto belongs here? (See discussion)
The same series features Jiraiya, who openly writes pornographic novels and compliments women on their bodies but like his mythological namesake "Jiraiya the Gallant" is the epitome of this trope. He is always protective and respectful of any women under his supervision, as shown in all his dealings with Konan.
Arima's best friend Hideaki Asaba from Kare Kano might also apply; he loves being surrounded by his "kittens."
In the manga's epilogue, he becomes an artist famous for portraits of women. Part of his success is that he always paints them (except for Yukino...) as ten times prettier than they actually are. When they point this out to him, he just shrugs and says that's how he sees them.
While Asaba may have entertained the notion that Arima and Yukino's future daughter would be his soul mate, he gave up on that idea pretty quickly when she was born and became another father figure to her. When she turned fifteen and confessed her love for him, Asaba was really disturbed.
Vash the Stampede from Trigun is an obvious example, though the sincerity of his perversion is up for debate as many of his apparent emotions act as covers for his overwhelming inner pain. This aspect of his personality is also mostly absent in the manga as he never really demonstrates significant attraction to any characters.
The movie Trigun: Badlands Rumble continues this trope with Vash and cranks the comedy element Up to Eleven when it comes to Amelia. Anyone who's seen the anime series in full knows that being the way he is towards women is about the best he can do to enjoy a woman's company without letting them find out just who he truly is. He acts like a pervert, but he would never actually take advantage of a woman.
Carrot Glace from Sorcerer Hunters. He's the main character and obsessively trying to get every woman he sees to date him is the main thing he does. (With the exception of the two female party members, Chocolat and Tira, who he runs away from because they have a transformation sequence that turns them into dominatrixes who beat him up more than the bad guys they fight.) Though to be fair, Carrot suffers from Power Incontinence: any spell that hits him turns him into a beast. Chocolat and Tira beat him up to keep him under control.
Chouun from Koihime†Musou is a female example, in that she never gives in to outright harassment - so far.
This is one of the reasons that Shizuru Viola from Mai-Otome carries the Code Name of "Bewitching Smile". This being Shizuru, she only charms the ladies... even if by accident.
Chie Hallard also behaves like this a little bit, especially early on. Chances are good that she probably picked it up (as well as the "flirts with other girls" thing) from Shizuru.
In School Rumble, Yakumo is often treated with the utmost chivalry by the men around her, but her mind reading power tends to see much more lewd ideas in their heads. Haruki Hanai, who's most forward with her, is the most chivalrous of all the men, though he actually subverts the idea by being perfectly honest with what he says and thinks.
Roybea Roy from Gundam X. One episode has him buying swimsuits for the crew girls after checking their measurements by mere sight, another has him visiting each one of his old girlfriends to see how are they holding up (including a Ill Girl whom he buys medicines for and the tombstone of the woman who actually gave him his Gundam). He also is very upset when one of his lovers, Femme Fatale Yurina, is shot to death, and very gracefully accepts Sala Tyrrell's apologies and definitive rejection of his affections.
Dr. Shamal from Katekyo Hitman Reborn! once claimed that he "treats every cutie equally"... that, and he was also dating over 2,000 women at a time.
Yasunobu Hattori of Suzuka. While he is a pervert and generally thinking lewd thoughts, his advice to protagonist Yamato Akitsuki would have saved everyone in the show a lot of trouble.
Deconstructed in Weiß Kreuz with Kudou Yoji. He's both shamelessly flirtatious toward and protective of women - at one point proclaiming that "woman's enemy is my enemy" - but he's also an assassin and male Honey Trap, and any woman he makes any kind of emotional connection with is inevitably either a target he is using for information, a target who's trying to use him for information, or just plain doomed to become a statistic. By sequel series Weiß Kreuz Gluhen, the emotional toll on Yoji has become so bad that he's developed habits like talking to his dead girlfriend on the phone and unconsciously throttling his partners during sex, and he nearly pulls a Face-Heel Turn in his desperation to forget about all of it. He only recovers after a complete case of Victory Guided Amnesia allows him to leave it all behind and marry the Hospital Hottiewho takes care of him.
Yuuto Kigai from X/1999. He sleeps with his Femme Fatale boss and is very aware of the local Emotionless Girl's crush on him, but doesn't take advantage of the latter's feelings for him. Might be because he seems to partially see her as a Replacement Goldfish for his sister...
Full Metal Panic!: Kurz Weber. Best summed up in his fight at the end of the first season, in which he rejects a We Can Rule Together speech by suggesting a counterstrategy: "I'll kill you, ask Tessa for a picture of her in her swimsuit as a reward, and sell copies to everyone on the ship for $20 apiece." Shortly afterward, when Melissa Mao turns up in nothing but her underwear to save him and then passes out, his only reaction is to sit dolefully next to her and lament that he doesn't have a camera. He also tends to use his reputation as a pervert to distract others and avoid conversations he doesn't care for.
Probably better demonstrated just before that when he gets genuinely mad at Sousuke for making Kaname cry, despite missing no opportunities to generally be a lech over the series.
Yugi. You know, from Yu-Gi-Oh!. In the manga he has lots of fantasies involving pretty girls, and specially about Anzu, but he doesn't act on them and is otherwise a really sweet Nice Guy.
Dr. Akari from Karnevalknows that he's a handsome bastard that women want (yet whom the nurses hilariously deny), but seemingly hasn't exercised the "pervert" portion as far as the viewer is concerned.
In Tona Gura, Yuuji will not touch or dream of touching underaged Lonely Rich Kid Nina, her Gag Boobs aside. Despite Marie's early explanation of her role in 'punishing' brother Yuuji and it being for her safety as well, there are places he will never go. Unless the target is Kazuki.
Sugisaki in Seitokai no Ichizon. Very strong on the pervert end of the scale as his declared goal is to turn the student council into his harem and compares them to a dating sim, where after finishing Chizuru's route he would get the Best Harem End. That way (insert noble pose) everyone can be happy!
Ryoji Kaji from Neon Genesis Evangelion fulfills this trope very faithfully. He hits on women left and right and comes off as an aloof playboy, but is secretly very caring, driven and responsible. He is the closest to a Big Brother Mentor that Shinji has, refuses to take the much younger Asuka's affections, and clearly cares very deeply about his old girlfriend Misato - it's a shame she doesn't come to terms with her own feelings for him until it's too late.
Flashbacks reveal that Negi's father was like this as well, although he limited it to a single person and only when they had the luxury of privacy.
Jack Rakan certainly likes "collecting" panties, much to the consternation and mortification of Fate Averruncus' minions; and his comments to Nagi about the latter's aforementioned beau leaves little doubt that his mind has already hurled itself through the proverbial gutter. He never quite crosses beyond those boundaries, however, and developed his infamous technique to defeat female opponents by stealing their panties and flipping their skirts until they concede to gain the upper hand without directly hurting them.
Also, after defeating Homura (the only girl who kept attacking him after that), when her leader Fate stepped in to fight - Jack immediately asked her to step aside not because she had lost, but because he didn't want her to get caught in the crossfire.
We also have the Badass Driver Johnny Raidein, who often comments on how pretty and grown Yuna Akashi looks despite her extreme youth but never goes beyond that. And he even pulls an Heroic Sacrifice later.
Greece from Axis Powers Hetalia, especially when compared to resident Lovable Sex Maniac France. He's known as #1 in the frequency of sex among nations and has even less problems with nudity than France does, but his overall personality is verydifferent from France's. This becomes most obvious when he's shown with Japan: he's made one or two sexual advances towards him (which may or may not include actual sex), but most signs of his genuine affection for him are less centered on sex and actually pretty sweet (seriously, trying to speak Japanese? Taking all of Japan's snacks after the other nations ignore them? Being worried about his hair looking unkempt to Japan?).
Not to mention, the nations generally panic at the prospect of France being around because they fear he'll jump on them (And let's be honest, he probably WILL). Greece, despite being known as *very* sexually active, does not incite that same reaction.
There's also Seborga, who is a Latin Lover but doesn't hit on female nation-tans who are too young for him, like Wy. (He does promise to do it when She Is All Grown Up.)
France sees himself is this. "Love should never be forced on anyone," indeed. However in practice he himself pushes boundaries without fully crossing them. He will not outright rape anyone, true, but he has flipped skirts, undressed people of both genders against their wills, etc. Not to mention openly admitting he's a pervertand takes some degree of pride on it, which is something an average Chivalrous Pervert would most likely think twice before doing.
Sakanami from Koe de Oshigoto! considers sexual harassment to be the ultimate compliment to a girl, but himself will never touch a woman unless she wants him to.
Usui Takumi in Maid-Sama! delights in teasing Misaki, enough so that she habitually calls him a "perverted space alien." Aside from stealing a couple of kisses, however, he scrupulously refrains from actually taking advantage of her in any way. Most notable during the incident in which Misaki is hypnotized to behave as though drunk, and begins trying to take off her clothes - Usui rolls her up in a blanket so that she can't do anything she'd really regret later.
Tomoki of Heaven's Lost Property leans very heavily on the pervert side of the scale, but damn does he hate it when people don't treat the Angeloids, his Unwanted Harem, with respect as people and not just the slaves they are programmed to be.
Parco Folgore from Zatch Bell! is a shining example of this. Being a handsome Italian popstar, he is a hit with the ladies. He basks in their attention and it is made straight-out obvious that he is a huge womanizer in his first appearance (he even has a hit song solely about breasts. In the original Japanese version, that is). However, he would never lay a hand on a woman who showed no interest in him, and is very concerned about their will-being (for example, he took Suzume to the hospital after she hit her head against a pole and fell on her bottom, and in that same episode he performed for and handed out gifts to a group of sick children). He always puts has friends (and especially his mamodo/partner, Kanchome) first and would never abandon them, even if he is a bit of a coward.
Touga Kiryuu. He seduces no end of girls and is once seen with three of them in bed with him at once, but will come to the aid of Utena, his sister Nanami and his friend Saionji; yet not only does he cause his best friend Saionji to get kicked out of Ohtori Academy, he also causes Utena to go into an Heroic BSOD by messing with her head and defeating her in a duel, and he later pulls a really cruel prank on Nanami by making her believe they're Not Blood Siblings and that he never actually loved her, despite knowing she's crazy for him.
Akio Ohtori. During his seduction sequences, he appears to be a perfect gentleman but turns out to be the Enemy Without of a selfless prince deity whose Barrier Maiden sister Anthy has to suffer for his inability to cope with being divine. Akio's seduction of Utena (including taking her virginity) is presented by him as the gentlemanly thing to do - kissing her feet, making her feel like a lady, being the most polite guy ever. But it turns out it's all a ruse to warp her into a very feminine and kind, yet also very passive bride for him to use in his cosmic plans, instead of her becoming an equally kind-hearted prince who could conquer him, and like he did to poor Anthy many years ago via making her his lover and a sorta Honey Trap as the Rose Bride. What's more, Akio will seduce just about anyone to ensure his dominion over the school, including Touga.
Michel (Michael? Mikhail?) Blanc of Macross Frontier is a textbook example. He eyes up and down all the pretty girls with his devilish charms, but he makes a clear effort to remember the names of those he only met for five seconds months ago, and will headlock suspected two-timing Jerk Asses who are setting up girls for a heartbreak. Gives decent relationship advice, too. And ultimately sacrifices his life for Klan, the girl he loves.
Kurumu Kurono is a rare female example. She openly flirts with Tsukune and inflicts Marshmallow Hell on him on a regular basis, but adamantly refuses to use her powers to take advantage of him, preferring to win him over fairly.
Toshiki from Video Girl Len is an unrepentant, irresponsible, flirty The Casanova who dates and dumps girls and constantly tries to peek on Len Momono to see her naked. He's also a loyal friend who hugs Hiromu and cries with him when he's heartbroken, takes beatings from delinquents to save Hiromu and Ayumi, and when Len offers to have sex with him to see if her mission would be easier, he does 'not take her offer. Yeah, the guy may be a major pervert, but when his friends truly need him he's very much there for them, so it's no wonder that with all of his high libido he still was pure-hearted enough to see the Neo Gokuraku store.
Magic Users Club: While Takeo may burst into perverted fantasies at the drop of a hat, he's very protective of his fellow club members, especially Sae, and tries his best to perform his duties as president without acting on his desires.
Inukami!: Keita, and those four Citizens of Darkness guys who he often share a jail cell with. They're peeping toms and panty thieves but that's as far as they go. They're the 'good' perverts that contrast the evil perversion of the Big Bad, who likes undressing people and putting them in embarrassing cosplay.
Nanashi from Märchen Awakens Romance. He's a perv and ladies man, since you see him constantly making remarks about ladies and hanging around them. (Interestingly enough, he's also quite the chick magnet.) But at the same time, he will allow women to go first when he battles them, even going so far as to let Loco move first when she herself is a child. though once was a woman. He also was shown to have let Aqua in their battle win and when Girom killed her, he picked up her corpse, quite disraught, and dropped it in the water.
Manabe from Kotoura-san repetedly teases Haruka by having pervy fantasies about her with the express purpose of winding her up (she is a telepath, mind you), but when he finds out Haruka's being bullied he confronts the bully about it— even the bully in question is his Childhood Friend.
Ma Kensei from Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple is a Martial Arts grandmaster firmly on the side of Good. Between spending his free time trying to take panty shot of women and evading evisceration from these women he was able to steal the underwear of a psycho samourai chick FROM UNDER HER ARMOR! Turns out he just wanted to strip her from her soul-corrupting armor and rescue her from the path of evil.
"Why can't the world be just more ero and peaceful?"
Kill la Kill has the males of the Mankanshoku family (including the dog), who both treat protagonist Ryuko like a sister/daughter, and peep on her more or less any time she's less than clothed, but at one point when the family gets Acquired Situational Narcissism thanks to increasing their status she's actually disappointed to realize that none of them are peeping on her.
Issei Hyoudou, protagonist of Highschool Dx D, is this trope par excellence, constantly ranting out loud about the wonders of boobs and not sparing even his love interests of his antics. For all of it, though, he has great respect for women and is loath to see them treated badly. When Riser molests his Queen in front of him just to make Issei jealous, then makes a comment that his arranged fiancee Rias will make a nice notch on his belt, he didn't know he pushed Issei's Big RedBerserk Button. You can only imagine what happened next.
Beast Boy/Changeling of Teen Titans, far more so than his animated counterpart. He hits on anything in a skirt, although this is part of the fact that he acts goofy as a way to deal with his own problems. In one instance, the Titans are swimming and Dick and Starfire are skinny dipping in the hot tub. Something Gar says causes Starfire to stand up, and even though Dick manages to cover her with a towel, Gar freaks out and starts apologizing profusely.
Hercules natch. He hooks up with the Girl of the Week every other issue, partly because he wants to get laid and partly because he finds them interesting people.
Taken to its logical extreme in Fall of an Avenger. after his death, it was revealed that Hercules had long-term relationships with different women all over the world. He would even support them with his investments until he could see them again. All of them were saddened when they learned that he was dead.
Depending on the writer, Dick Grayson can fall under this trope.
Tony Stark, better known as Iron Man. Famously the biggest womanizer in the Marvel Universe, yet he's incredibly polite to the women he's chatting up, cares deeply about most of his exes (the Marvel Now relaunch's opening story arc essentially boils don to him wanting to protect the legacy of one of his exes after her life's work is stolen and abused), is VERY protective of his on-again/off-again love interest Pepper, honestly loved (and still loves) Madame Masque, and is always completely supportive of his female teammates, no matter how they dress and pose.
Matt Murdock, Daredevil, is similar. Second only to Tony in number of girlfriends, yet is one of the kindest people in the world (unless you're a criminal, that is). In the film, he takes an extra effort to hunt down a rapist he was unable to put away and, unlike his other targets, allows them to die in a horrifying manner.
Destiny Is A Hazy Thing: Kiba's to Karin (who is attracted to his charka like an addict and thus is generally kept in his presence) when Ino jokes that he should make a move as she would be willing to do anything he wants. Kiba immediately puts down the idea saying that while Karin is cute, he's not comfortable taking advantage of her because A) he'd prefer it if she liked him for him and not due to his charka and B) it would count as rape and he respects women too much to do that.
A Brief History of Equestria interprets Commander Hurricane as this. An excerpt from Clover the Clever's diary informs us that the only thing he was more renowned for than his sexual prowess was his sense of honor.
"Fluttershys Night Out": The first stallion teenaged Fluttershy meets at the bar, who kindly tells her that she's a nice kid and really should just go home and think about whether she actually wants to be doing something like this. She should have listened to him - the next one she meets, Nosey, isn't as nice.
The hero of A Long Night At The Hippodrome, Piercing Gaze, is definitely lecherous, but he is only interested in mares who are "willing and experienced enough to know what they want." He broke this rule once in the past, with Trixie Lulamoon, because True Love is Exceptional, and destroyed their developing friendship, something he greatly regrets. He also refuses to use his position as a theatrical impresario to exploit aspiring female performers.
Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio openly hits on the attractive women featured in Gepetto's music boxes & cuckoo clocks, whips out a pair of specks when the can-can dancers appear in a show he was previously uninterested in, and more or less only became Pinocchio's conscience/guardian because the Blue Fairy batted her eyes at him. In his defense, he's very polite and respectful to women he meets face-to-face, even if they're inanimate; and once he's charged with taking care of Pinocchio, he takes his job very seriously.
Prince Naveen from the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog. After he and Tiana are turned into frogs, chased out of a banquet, nearly swallowed by alligators, and stuck in a damp hole for the night, he suggests they "get comfortable".
Film — Live Action
Lester Burnham from American Beauty. He spends the movie obsessing over a Fille Fatale girl who is the same age as his daughter. When he actually gets a chance with her, he stops once he finds out she's actually a virgin, and her suggestions of sexual prowess were made up.
Austin Powers, despite some implied deviant sexual behavior, is still for the most part courteous toward the ladies he's trying to woo (at one point, a very drunk woman suggests that they have sex, but he turns her down because it "wouldn't be right" to take advantage of her intoxicated state). Considering who he's a parody of, this is to be expected.
When Vanessa is talking to her mother, who used to be Austin's partner in the 60s, Vanessa asks if she has ever slept with Austin. Her mother replies that he never tried to get her into bed out of respect for Vanessa's father.
Monty in Waiting actively pursues the hostess. He backs out at the last minute because she's roughly a week shy of being eighteen. However, he instructs her to tell everyone that he totally nailed her. You know, for his image.
Van in Van Wilder. He flirts mercilessly with love-interest Gwen but he never actually makes a pass at her since he knows she has a boyfriend, even though the guy is a complete Jerkass. He does the same thing with Kaitlin in Freshman Year
Randy "The Ram" Robinson from The Wrestler is a regular patron at a sleazy strip club. But he treats his favorite stripper, Cassidy, like a real person rather than a piece of meat, even going as far as to defend her when some other patrons make insulting remarks to her.
Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger. He may be a playboy inventor (much like his son) but he is respectful to coworker Peggy and he later explains to Steve what he meant by having "fondue" with her (he was essentially asking Peggy that after a mission if she wanted to go out and eat with him. Steve had never heard of fondue before, and assumed it was a sexual euphemism.)
Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters. Despite relentlessly pursuing Dana (often to her annoyance), he refuses to take advantage of her even when presented with the opportunity.
Harry Lockhart in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: although he appears to spend a lot of time thinking about Harmony in a sexual way, he is quick to become upset when she isn't upset over the idea of being groped in her sleep.
Jim Kirk in the reboot Star Trekfranchise may flirt with any women he sees but he is never overly pushy with them. He also treats Uhura, Spock's girlfriend, respectfully and even apologizes to her when there was a moment he was frustrated with Spock.
Theater impresario Henri Danglard in French Cancan. He goes through starlets/creative muses/lovers like Kleenex, but whatever woman he's with at the time he treats like gold.
Peter Sellers in The Bobo plays a wandering musician who agrees to a wager where he can get a theater engagement if he beds the local gold digger (Britt Ekland) within three days - but resists taking advantage of her when she gets drunk. Possibly averted as the deal specified his being in her apartment one hour with the lights out, and they were far off in another location.
Luigi in Another Time, Another Place is a bit of a graceless sleazebag, but at least he does take Janie's initial rejections gracefully and he doesn't browbeat her about it.
Subverted by Sam Lombardo in Wild Things. Although it seems like he's upset at Ray killing Kelly on moral grounds, it's clear that he's really only concerned about a potential Spanner in the Works wrecking the plan. He has no compunctions about exploiting Kelly's love for him for sex and money, and intends to frame her for what will probably be a life sentence for Suzie's murder.
Sean Cassidy is introduced flirting with a girl, who seems to find him comical more than anything else. He's also very appreciative of Angel.
The literary James Bond is one of these in spades. Movie Bond, however, is more of a cad.
Nicholas van Rijn of Poul Anderson's Polesotechnic League stories. If you are an attractive woman, expect to have him make constant references to your looks as well as many passes. But should danger appear, you couldn't have anyone better at your side.
Count Giacomo Casanunda, Discworld's his business card reads in full as "World's 2nd Greatest Lover. Finest Swordsman. Outrageous Liar. Soldier of Fortune. Stepladders Repaired." (as for the "second greatest lover bit" as he says "I try harder"). A charming romantic scoundrel like his real-world namesake, he never mistreats a lady he has taken an interest in, even during his try at being a highwayman, and he's decidedly a lover rather than a fighter. He was even willing to stand up against The Fair Folk to defend Nanny Ogg (who didn't really need defending, but that's besides the point).
Cohen the Barbarian may count also. At one point there's a discussion between several other characters where one of them says that barbarians like Cohen pillage and rape and another one says something like "Well, pillaging, certainly; raping ... no. Ravishing, possibly." The first character asks what's the difference, and the second says "For one thing, I don't believe that there were any actual complaints."
Possibly, Travis Mc Gee, in John Macdonald's novels. Bitter, but utterly a believer in the healing power of good sex, occasionally waxing highly poetic about it. He admits he sleeps with women to make them feel better; he's quieter about the healing effect it has on him as well, being not inclined to discuss his dark past.
Averted in Pale Gray For Guilt; it's his truly chivalrous and chaste behavior towards Janine Bannon the widow of an old and dear friend that finally reveals to her the Knight in Sour Armor her husband liked so well.
Dr. Tachyon of Wild Cards. Consider: Roulette tries to kill him; he heals her and sends her off to rebuild her life.
In Sandy Mitchell's Ciaphas Cain novels, Cain alludes his numerous amorous adventures (at least, prior to meeting Amberley Vail), but never to getting into trouble as a consequence, and the one occasion where he meets up again with an old flame she is perfectly happy to see him.
Lucien de Barenton, Count de Chretien, in Vonda McIntyre's The Moon and the Sun. A sharp-witted, cosmopolitan seventeenth-century aristocrat with a colorful love life, who respects all of his girlfriends as people and eventually settles down with the heroine.
Fitz Kreiner from the Doctor Who Expanded Universe novels. He at one point has three girlfriends at the same time, but other than that is nothing but sweet and lovely to all of them. He once justified deflowering a naive ingenue with the fact that his mum always told him that if someone is sad, you should try to cheer them up. He starts off as more of a Fairly Attractive Lech, though. One novel features this scene, which gives one the impression he's an intentional example of this trope:
Fitz rubbed his aching knuckles. ‘If there’s one thing I can't stand it’s bullies. Especially people who bully women.’
Judge Dee's faithful lieutenant Ma Joong is always ready to take his pleasure, but when he rescues a mistreated prostitute - who turns out to be from his own village - he is the soul of chivalry. Eventually he buys her out so she can marry the young man she's in love with.
A favourite of Christopher Pike's in his novels: the Final Friends series (Bubba); Monster (Kevin); Witch (Randy); The Eternal Enemy (Ed).
Carlos Ramirez is the resident The Casanova, but is unfailingly polite to all women. He's also a virgin, to the amusement of everyone present.
Harry Dresden has a self proclaimed chivalrous streak that gets him into trouble often enough, but it doesn't extend to looking away... When Harry encounters a beautiful woman, he often spends an inordinate amount of time describing them. The short stories in the series told from other characters' viewpoints, as well as other books written by Jim Butcher, lack these overly detailed descriptions, giving a subtle but clever indicator as to what Harry's thinking of a lot.
A Thread of Grace: Renzo Leoni has elements of this. His ability to play this role allows him to get close to the Nazis who are in charge of his area of Italy.
Captain Bel Thorne of the Vorkosigan Saga. "It" was a Betan hermaphrodite, but tended to act more male than female, most of the time, although the balance generally depended on the known preferences of who it was trying to seduce. However when asked to smuggle an attractive young refugee away from a hostile force it refused most of the money, just keeping one token note to make it a legal contract.
Thorne also once passed up a chance to seduce his commanding officer's clone brother by blackmailing young Mark into submitting lest Mark blow his cover. He already knew it wasn't really Miles he was seducing, knew it was a scared teenager trying to impersonate a man in his twenties, and refrained from either exposing Mark or... exposing Mark.
Eon in the Belisarius Series is rather like this. As a teenager he played around with the palace staff as well as his two concubines whom he was quite fond of, before he married. Interestingly when asked by the title character to play a role as a spectacularly abusive pervert for his cover in a covert op he is rather repulsed. Before Eon's coronation the elders of his kingdom question all the palace staff on his treatment of them on the assumption that this would indicate how he might treat his people.
In A Whiff of Death (a.k.a. The Death Dealers), the minor character Dr. Foster seems to be constantly flirting with any female, but has never been seen or heard doing anything inappropriate; he's simply very gregarious.
Genderswapped with the Princess Lylia in A Brother's Price; though it's heavier on the "Chivalrous" side, she's intensely interested in sex and rather mischievous about it. Her female cousins want her one male cousin, Cullen, to be a Proper Young Man, holding still, keeping his legs together, being pure and safe and brainless, but she "corrupts" him by sneaking him wine, cigars, visits to horses, and pornographic tintypes. As a result he's something of a Loveable Sex Maniac. They have kissed for practice but are Like Brother and Sister and have vowed that whoever has sex first, tell the other everything. She is very interested in the beautiful Jerin.
Double Subverted in Of Fear and Faith with Aiden. He plays the part of the charming and likeable ladies' man and is very nice to the women he flirts with, but his narration makes it clear that it's an act and he doesn't really care about them at all. And then he meets Lilac and he's pretty much the reverse of the above, trying to act aloof and disaffected despite caring about her a great deal (much to his chagrin).
From the major contrast between his overblown, sometimes near-pornographic descriptions of beautiful women (many of whom are married or engaged) in his narratives, and his always courteous and professional outwards behavior towards them during the actual cases, Dr. Watson from Sherlock Holmes can be inferred to be one of these.
Simona Ahrnstedt's male protagonists have a tendency to be this. They might have had affairs with many different women, and alas, they can be jerks too. But they mostly try to show women proper respect. And when it really matters, they will show a strong chivalrous streak.
The Year Of The Rat: Alk Haskil is an example. As his Love Interest states, "ANY talk of his ends with some horrid perversion", and she is positive she can sense his immoral thoughts about her. But he never fights a woman, never rapes one, and always rushes to help any Damsel in Distress he meets.
In The Chessmen of Mars, the creepy old taxidermist I-Gos tries to rape Tara, but fails. Later, after learning that Gahan loves Tara, and after seeing how brave and honorable Gahan is, I-Gos helps him to rescue her from the tyrant O-Tar.
Live Action TV
Boston Legal: Alan Shore and Denny Crane. "If you ever need anything, an ear, a shoulder [pause], an erection, I'm here."
One could argue the case that Gene Hunt has taken a turn for this direction in Ashes to Ashes.
G'Kar from Babylon 5 after some Character Development. The ending of the series implies that his patience paid off. His last appearance in the series in broadcast order implies he got to get jiggy with Lyta Alexander, who five years earlier had replied to his proposition with something along the lines of "not even if you were the last male in the Universe, and the salvation of the Universe dependent on it." Of course, in between he'd become much less of a Jerk Ass and she'd done some Boldly Coming with Kosh, at least in heavy subtext.
Skins: One of Cook's better moments comes when Naomi suddenly changes her mind about having sex with him and he immediately accepts it.
Naomi: You're not even going to try and convince me? Most guys would.
Joey from Friends, at least when it comes to the members of his group of friends. He hits on them on numerous occasions and tries several ploys to either see them naked or see them kiss each other, but when everyone believes Phoebe's been in a porno movie, Joey is the only member of the gang who refuses to watch it. He also freaks out quite a bit when Rachel calls his bluff and actually offers to sleep with him.
Joey is so good to his female friends, that upon hearing Phoebe was pregnant, he goes out to beat up the supposed father... then comes back and proposes to Phoebe so she won't be alone. Later when he finds Rachel is the one who is actually pregnant, he promptly proposes to her too.
In one episode, when a drunken Rachel responds favorably to his "How you doin'?" line, he tells Ross not to let her drink any more.
Jack Harkness, from Doctor Who and Torchwood. Forget ladies, he's after the population of every galaxy. He is introduced in Doctor Who ogling an endangered Rose Tyler's behind through a pair of binoculars. True to the "chivalrous" part, he immediately goes to rescue her. And slaps the other soldier coming to ask him what he was doing on the bum, commenting that his was nice too. In a notable subversion of the trope, he's extremely committed when he's actually dating someone who's monogamous. He also refuses to do anyone with anyone else who's in a monogamous relationship — although all his friends keep randomly kissing him.
Also of Doctor Who, Vislor Turlough also applies to a good degree.
Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci from Quantum Leap. Lost his virginity at an age where most boys were still putting lizards in girl's lunchboxes. "I have been absolutely in love with every woman I have ever slept with — at that moment in time." He's easily Distracted by the Sexy and takes advantage of being a Virtual Ghost to peep to his heart's content. But he never stopped loving his first wife who remarried when it looked like he was killed in Vietnam, and the only thing he won't do for a woman he's involved with is keep it in his pants. And the surest way to press his button is to harm or belittle a woman. Don Juan needs to go knight this guy RFN.
Happy Days: The Fonz. His Cool factor kept him from being as perverted as many on this list, but as one episode showed, going even one day without l'amour ) was a severe trial to him. It also meant he rarely had to actually pursue a woman, unless the plot called for it.
Dennis from Just Shoot Me! has moments of this towards Maya. A good example is the episode "Miss Pretty", where he is secretly the magazine's new advice columnist. When Maya asks for an interview, Dennis gets a friend of his (a scuzzbag who specializes in bogus lawsuits) to pose as the columnist. But when Maya starts dating him, Dennis becomes concerned, and eventually confesses to being Miss Pretty rather than have her go out with someone more depraved than he is.
Francis Bryan in The Tudors showed signs of this during his first episode. He bluntly asked a woman to be his mistress and offered her an expensive necklace. He then told her that if she refused, he would bother her no more.
Richard Castle fits this to a T. He loves the ladies and will quite happily drop Double Entendres like nobody's business, but in one episode he befriends a call girl who is helping them solve a case. She comes to his house crying, with a black eye, and even when she tries to kiss him he refuses and insists on getting her medical attention.
The anti-heroic Prince Justin Greystone from Wizards And Warriors. He occasionally tears himself away from his wine and women to reluctantly do something noble.
Buck Wilmington from The Magnificent Seven TV series. Hits on/sleeps with every woman he meets but treats them all with respect. He attributes this to the fact he was raised in a brothel but his mother taught him to treat every woman like a lady.
Tristan, from All Creatures Great and Small, seemingly has a different nurse on his arm every week, but he also seems to treat them all beautifully.
Tony DiNozzo from NCIS. He started out as a regular The Casanova, hitting on every skirt he could find, and even after six seasons of character development is still interested, but he would never even think of hurting a woman.
And his father is one as well.
Hank Moody of Californication could qualify. While he sleeps with almost every woman he meets (including ones who hate him), he is usually the first to assault (read: knock out) anyone who either inappropriately insults a woman or mistreats them somehow.
In fact, for one episode, Spock and McCoy were clued in that something wasn't right with their captain (Kirk's jilted ex-lover was inhabiting his body), despite having no physical proof, because the fake captain had struck a woman (who the real Kirk was inhabiting).
Jack Tripper from Three's Company. He's had numerousGirls Of The Week and never passes an opportunity to get a kiss from either or both of his two female roommates, but he never actually goes any farther than that with his roommates and goes steady with his latest girlfriend in the series finale.
Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce from M*A*S*H, Depending on the Writer. For the most part he sleeps around, but has defined morals; he appreciates the company of women for their own sake and he is contrasted with actual perverts in the form of 50s-style chauvinists, whom he opposes and he doesn't get along with the 50s masculine persona. In one oddly Out of Character episode where they believe the war is about to end he's shown having three girlfriends, each of whom apparently believes she's in a serious, exclusive relationship with him. When they want to make plans for after the war, like a chickenshit he tells them he's been married all along.
Sam Axe from Burn Notice. He's certainly The Casanova and (for the first two seasons, at least) had a collection of sugar mamas, so we know he's appreciative of the ladies. But should you actually want to harm one? Run. Justrun.
Dean Winchester from Supernatural. He flirts with most of the women he meets, but when we see him with Cassie, we find out that he really loved her, but she didn't believe him when he told her what he did for a living, breaking his heart as she left. And he isn't exactly thrilled when he discovers that his pal Castiel plans to hand a girl named Anna (a Fallen Angel whom Dean had slept with) over to the angels.
Jim Longworth from The Glades is constantly flirting with the married Callie but doesn't pressure her into cheating on her convict husband. When he prevented an imminent assault on her by a rapist breaking into her house, he didn't tell her so she wouldn't feel she owed him.
Damien Scott of Strike Back is a regular The Casanova but is usually honest with the women he sleeps with or at least as honest as being a secret government operative allows him to. When he is held captive together with a female hostage he quickly seduces her. However, once they are rescued he declines to have sex with her because he realizes that it would be taking advantage of her vulnerable emotional state.
Mel Frohike of The X-Files (and later spinoff The Lone Gunmen) is a short, squat, balding man with a Porn Stash that rivals Mulder's. His reaction to Scully was to openly oogle her and make comment on how attractive she was. However, he showed up at Scully's hospital room with flowers, he kept vigil on her while Mulder was hunting down her attackers, and he saved her from a hoard of randy men who were shamelessly taking an advantage of her drugged-and-turned-to-a-bimbo state. When it comes to the Gunmen's own cases, he's fiercely protective of women unless he thinks they're pulling a Wounded Gazelle Gambit.
WKRP in Cincinnati: When Johnny needs a temporary place to live, Bailey invites him to stay at her place, as a favor to a friend. When he suspects the worst in getting a mandatory vacation, she puts a positive spin on it, and tells him to take advantage of his situation. He takes that cue to set up a romantic evening with her, but when she storms in furious over their coworkers jumping to conclusions about their staying together, he promptly drops the idea - then indignantly calls them out on it the next day.
Aramis in The Musketeers. He will flirt with any pretty lady he sees but is always polite and respectful towards them, never taking advantage of them and genuinely falls in love with some, including Queen Anne. This facet of his character gets Lampshaded by the proto-feminist character, Comtesse De Larroque. "You are a contradiction Monsieur Aramis, a soldier who preaches love and a famous libertine who cherishes women."
Mr. DNA from Devo's Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA is an "Altruistic Pervert." While not explained further in the song, the connotations seem to indicate a chivalrous pervert.
A trend in 21st century rnb/rap songs is that a rapper will be rapping about a woman he saw in a club who he thinks is perfect and who he'll always treat right. This is popular enough to be the subject of most mainstream rnb these days.
WWE commentator Jerry "The King" Lawler is this in spades. He spends much of the Diva matches talking about the female wrestlers' "puppies" and other assets, but when one of them gets hurt, he's always the first one up to help, sometimes getting himself badly beaten when he tries to rescue a Diva in distress from a monster heel.
When Curry Man and Shark Boy burst into the knockouts locker room demanding the Beautiful People return So Cal Val's ring, Shark Boy's plan was to simply beat up Angelina Love and go through her stuff till they found it, but Curryman insists on being diplomatic, but also insisted on Angelina going on a date with him.
Winfield from Agarest: Generations of War is this, across all the Generations. It becomes more apparent in the Second Generation, when his character is given more limelight - notably, hitting on Sharona, with Ellis giving the aside that he could use some slapping around.
Jainus from Agarest Senki 2. He hits on every attractive woman in sight but at least knows where to draw the line and immediately backs off if he makes the girls uncomfortable.
Jimmy Hopkins from Bully, while he can be a jerk and a player, he is always kind when it comes to a truly distraught woman. Maybe his motives are questionable, but still, he's a good person deep down.
In Star Fox, Panther Caroso may be The Casanova, but he still cares about who he woos, making him this.
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind has Crassius Curio, a quest-giver and high-ranking member of House Hlaalu. Insists on calling the PC things like "dumpling" or "pumpkin pie," no matter the gender, and his first order is to see you naked. However, it's largely implied nothing really happens...
Curio also wrote a light pornographic play called, "The Lusty Argonian Maid", where the main characters are an Author Avatar named Crantius Colto and a female Argonian named Lifts-Her-Tail. Argonians are lizard people. Curio's tastes apparently cross species boundaries as well. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim introduces the equally filthy sequel, "The Sultry Argonian Bard", written by his apparent Distaff Counterpart Ellya Erdain.
Ready? Here comes the list of Final Fantasy poster boys for this trope:
Desh in Final Fantasy III. Gave us the famous quote: "Hey, we have a ship! Now we can pick up girls from all over the world!". Makes an apparent Heroic Sacrifice soon after.
Edge in Final Fantasy IV. A prince who will fight like a wildcat to protect his people, but never misses an opportunity to get close to pretty ladies.
Edgar from Final Fantasy VI. A king who tells little girls he'll marry them when they grow up... and spends his days working as a Gadgeteer Genius to protect every last one of his subjects. He hits on Terra when Locke first brings her to Castle Figaro, but is also willing to put himself (not to mention his own kingdom) in great risk in order to protect her from The Empire.
Edgar: That's a tough one... You see, there're more girls here than grains of sand out there. I can't keep track of them all!
Irvine in Final Fantasy VIII. It's mostly an act, at times even bordering on Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today? -practically the first thing that he does upon meeting the team is to suggest a party composition of himself and two of the girls, but as the plot unfolds it becomes clear that he's actually still hopelessly infatuated with his childhood crush and his biggest concern is looking out for his friends.
Zidane in Final Fantasy IX is practically the poster boy for the series alongside Edgar. He actually has "Protect Girls" as a support skill which lets him intercept attacks on women, and is constantly flirting with females throughout the game. He also subverts Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest, as he shamelessly makes passes at Garnet the entire game, though he backs off slightly when he realizes he's actually in love with her. There's also an instance when he touches Garnet's butt by accident, and his immediate response is remarking how soft it is.
Similar to Zidane, Al-Cid in A2 has most of his combat abilities become stronger the more female units there are in your party on the battlefield. He also has one or two abilities which only work on females! To drive the point even further, when you fight him and his party of ladies before he joins your party, the law forbides you from harming females!
Balthier gets this characterization in the Final Fantasy XII manga, romancing Ashe before he even knows her name. The original game gave him shades of this, but it was rather subtle about it compared to the manga's interpretation.
In the .hack//G.U. games: "I, Kuhn, cannot allow this atrocity to go any further!"
He says this when a girl is wandering a dungeon alone - he wants to protect her. And then, he finds out her true age...
Although he's a nice guy in general, and has a strong (albeit sometimes hidden) sense of justice, he is particularly nice to women. This backfires on him when he hits on a Cross Player in the sequel OVA.
Saburou is generally fairly obvious as to "her" real gender, which just made it even more of an Epic Fail for Kuhn.
Surprisingly, one of the characters he doesn't appear to be attracted to is Atoli. Of course, he's more of a Shipper on Deck with her and Haseo, which might be why...
Ironically, Kuhn is Tomonari Kasumi, Mai Minase's boyfriend from Liminality. The audience gets the pleasure of seeing "the only serious girlfriend he ever had."
It's practically a Fire Emblem tradition to have at least one of these in each game.
Perhaps the best example that no one's ever heard of: Sain the Paladin from Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword (the seventh one overall, the first one to be released in the United States), who somehow manages to be both Genre Blind and Genre Savvy simultaneously. He knows how knights in that particular genre of game pick up women, so he inserts a lot of stereotypically "knightly" phrases into his speech. Which would probably work, if anyone else in the game talked like that. He does a lot of stuff — like trying a "heroic" pose with a lance in the middle of a fight, but in the process forgetting the Tactical Rock-Paper-Scissors and taking an axe to the face for his trouble — that show how he's trying to be honorable and heroic but is really just perverted and hilarious. Sadly, he shows up less and less as the game gets Darker and Edgier, and notably has no plot-mandated lines after the Disc One Final Boss. Darn shame. So many good opportunities missed.
Despite this, he never had any support talks with his lord, stating a more professional relationship between him and Lyn. Also, he is one of the few guys who can distract a girl from her troubles in their supports (Priscilla's conflicted feelings for Raven, Fiora's Survivor Guilt after losing her squad, Serra demanding vassalage as a part of her Stepford Smiler facade, Isadora's angst over her relationship with Harken).
It's worth emphasizing: Aside from Kent, Sain only has women in his support list!
See also Saul, who alternates between preaching and flirting with every women he sees. He even straight out tells Ellen, another priest, that he's loose and may do "undesirable things" to her, but she thinks he's better than that. (His other female supports, like Cecilia, tend to see through his religious charade easily though.) But when he gets serious, well, he does get serious: if you promote him and make him face the Sinister Minister Oro, Saul is clearly PO'd to see a fellow clergy member playing the villain role, and tells him "You disgrace the Gods, and you will pay for that!".
Heather from Radiant Dawn. She flirts with several girls (Nephenee, Mia, Ilyana) and once stripped a guy who fancied her from all his gold, but her main motivation is her Ill Girl mother whom she supports and loves very much.
Also Alec from the fourth. Though if he gets married, he sort of quits flirting for the sake of the wife. Doesn't stop him about complimenting women in general, though (as described with his last dialogue with Briggid, if paired).
Briggid: What's Chalpy like?
Alec: It's a country full of beautiful girls.
Briggid: Alec! You better not try to double-time with me!
Alec: Okay, okay, I know...
Virion from Fire Emblem Awakening qualifies, but errs more on the side of 'Chivalrous' rather than 'Pervert'. He's a shameless flirt who spouts reams of flowery compliments upon the ladies, often throwing in a proposal even if he's only just met them. He actually has incredibly high standards for how a lady ought to be treated and will react with appropriate vengeance if he feels someone else has violated those terms. Not to mention, if he learns about a girl's boundaries, he will not step over them; i.e., when he learns that Olivia is too shy to learn a duet dance from him, he goes to the other side of the room and teaches her from there.
Unsurprisingly, he becomes quite offended and/or hurt (depending on who he's talking to) if anyone suggests his intentions are anything but honorable. (Which separates him from the likable and cheery but-more-loose, bed-hopping Inigo, no not that Inigo. And it's really Hilarious in Hindsight when you recall that Virion is one of Inigo's potential fathers, should you make him romance Inigo's future mother — who happens to be the aforementioned Olivia)
To a milder degree, there's Gregor. Quite a few of his supports with females involve him teasing them about having crushes on him, but he tries to serve as a matchmaker for Cordelia 'despite his possible feelings for her and never forces the girls into anything they don't want to do. In his support with the Avatar, Gregor suggests ways for him/her to keep up his/her health... such as sharing body heat with him in bed.
Johnny from Guilty Gear is the head of a crew of air pirates and a guy with LOTS of contacts in-story. He's a master of iaido and a very stylish man, with Cool Shades and Badass Longcoat (as well as an enormous Nice Hatand an epic voice). And he flirts with every female character that crosses his path. Those pirates, by the way? All girls. Young girls (and all of them are orphans, like Johnny himself, who gave them a home as he took them into his Badass Crew), with the exception of the cook. And then XX has him flirting with Bridget, who is revealed to be male. But alongside these little details, he's extremely badass as a fighter and much smarter than he looks, being able to keep up with people as powerful and competent as Ky and Testament, and while he's definitely not a law-abider, he's usually on the good side of the axis. And he cares for the safety of all the girls in his crew: should someone harm one of them, Johnnywill NOT be happy.
Jansen Friedh from Lost Odyssey fits this trope to perfection. He joins your party with a woman on each arm and stone drunk and shortly afterwards falls hard for a Stripperiffic amnesia-ridden immortal queen, acting overprotective at every turn. Hilarity Ensues.
Ironic in that, by comparison, Jansen is the one that needs protecting, as said queen is arguably the best magic user in the game.
Jansen is a powerful mage in his own right: the real irony comes from the fact that, even before she gets her memory back, Ming is arguably more chivalrous and self-sacrificing than him.
Zelos from Tales of Symphonia. It actually benefits him to talk to every female character he sees, as they'll give your party items if Zelos is in the lead.
The Mega Man Legends incarnation of the Blue Bomber is a champion of justice who has a nasty habit of peeping at his adoptive sister in the bath.
Gilder of Skies of Arcadia seems to be one of these. He certainly doesn't go after Fina or Aika, and has a sense of humour about it - even if Vyse chooses to tell him that his motto comparing women and sunsets ("beautiful, but there will be another one tomorrow") is messed up when they first meet.
Kagura Mutsuki, one of the new characters for Chrono Phantasma, takes this to a hilarious degree. Unlike Bang, however, he's quite the stud. He usually flirts with many a playable character, carries another woman into the match and tossing her up before showtime (only for her to land on him one way or another after the fight), and makes overt passes at Makoto (which gets him no small measure of pain). However, he sees the many ladies he interacts with as people; he cares for their well-being and will suffer none who visit harm upon them. Arakunelearned this the hard way.
Hyo Amano from The Last Blade. flirts a lot with Hibiki, but also supports her when needed.
Zevran Arainai plays around with this in Dragon Age: Origins. While he is a Professional Killer who wears The Casanova facade, when genuinely pursuing a relationship with someone, he switches into this mode. He makes a point of only having sex on an amateur basis, though. Sleeping with the target only makes things complicated.
And his Distaff Counterpart, Isabela the Pirate Queen. While a pirate with some extremely dubious morals and an endless source of innuendo, she believes sex should always be fun for everybody involved. Men, women, men dressed as women, vice versa - even all at once, if the participants are willing! She and Zevran have actually met (as well as met) and they get along very well.
Haken Browning from Endless Frontier. He has no qualms about giving people breast-themed nicknames and identifying women based on their rears, but he acts like a perfect gentleman to any woman who hasn't gotten on his bad side. Notably, the only time he brings up sex outright, he's politely offering it as payment for the use of a mermaid's ship. He never even makes any advances on his Love Interest, and agrees to turn off the lights when she finally makes the first move. "I wouldn't want to embarrass a fine lady like yourself."
Kyle from Suikoden V. Note that he actually is a Knight.
Ezio in Assassin's Creed II was heading towards The Casanova route before the plot intervened. He still uses his charm to imply that he would be delighted to work closer with his female co-conspirators, but treats them with respect and can keep his mind on the job when necessary.
Advocat of Grim Grimoire flirts with students and makes blatant innuendos towards almost everyone, however he takes his role as teacher and protector very seriously and is highly honourable, especially compared to other demons.
Roy Campbell is shown to be this in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. Namely, Roy has attempted to give advice to his fellow soldiers that proves to be completely inappropriate for the soldiers' current situation despite the similar wording (For example, if a soldier attempts to call Campbell asking for advice in regards to distance between themselves and the enemy that is far enough away to not trigger an alert, and he ended up giving advice about personal space in regards to dating a girl.), as well as teased Snake about getting a girl like Elisa into joining his side as he thinks that she's about five years too young to be sexually mature. However, he has shown himself to have quite a bit of a restraint in regards to dating girls: For instance, he passed an opportunity to date a girl he had an attraction to for his brother's sake (they were both attracted to the same girl) and joined the Green Berets.
This carries over to Metal Gear Solid 4, where he's in a relationship with the much-youngerRose. This is all a ruse to keep the Patriots from finding out that Rose's child is Raiden's, thus trying to prevent them from using Rose and the baby as leverage against him.
Duke Nukem has made it his life's mission to rescue Distressed Damsels from hideous, alien behemoths. But that doesn't mean he won't ogle them once he's saved them.
Raven from Tales of Vesperia is this, flirting incessantly with the female party members (not that Judith does much to discourage him), while having a chivalrous side that becomes especially noticeable halfway through the game. It also helps that he's actually a knight captain. Hell, even as Schwann he'll compliment Judith's beauty if she's in the party during the boss fight with him.
Ernie Eaglebeak of The Spellcasting Series. While he Really Gets Around as a rule, he does rescue a drugged Gretchen from a fraternity party. She attempts to jump his bones back at his place, but she passes out and Ernie leaves her be out of chivalry.
From Mass Effect, Joker. However the perversion is mostly implied with him, and doesn't come out too much in dialogue.
Taiga in Duel Savior Destiny is clearly sex crazed and willing to employ some dubious means to obtain it, but when he comes across someone genuinely innocent like the ninja Kaede he is unwilling to exploit the situation too far despite obvious signs that he could.
Benimaru Nikaido from The King of Fighters. He's an excellent and good-looking fighter who's clearly VERY full of himself and willing to hit on almost all the pretty girls in his surroundings — but he also chides his best friend Kyo on his borderline neglectful Long Distance Relationship with his girlfriend Yuki, refuses to hit on a girl who's clearly too young for him at age 14 (though he'll complain about it and will be horrified when said girl overhears him), whines when Yuri sees through him but doesn't insist, treats Athena with the due respect owed to a fellow fighter when she tells him not to look down on her ("I see that you're a warrior more than a little girl anyway"), and when push comes to shove he's a very loyal friend and companion.
Tales of the Abyss gives us Emperor Peony, who is a hopeless, incorrigible flirt, going so far as to be just about the only person who actually encourages Gold Digger Anise and flirts back at her. However, he's all talk: rumor around the city has it that he's still pining for a love he was forced to give up on ten years ago (who just happens to be Jade's sister).
The player character of the Dating SimTrue Love Junai Monogatari. He shamelessly comments on seeing girls' panties and the size of their breasts, would clearly love to get laid by any beautiful girl he meets, and one of the first talks to his Childhood Friend Mikae involves him potentially asking her for a lay. However, he won't force a girl to do anything she doesn't want to do, and is disgusted by the misogynistic statements made by the school resident The Casanova, Toshio. Heck, there are several events in which he must either go the Rescue Romance way ( saving Remi from a kidnapping, rescuing Mayumi from a rapist) or be Above the Influence ( not kissing Ryouko when she's angry at her brother, thinking twice about hugging Yumi-sensei when she's drunk)
Battler Ushiromiya from Umineko no Naku Koro ni attempts to grope every girl he sees, expecting it to fail and for the expected slap to lighten the mood. Especially odd as many of those girls are his cousins. However, when Shannon actually appears to be about to let him grope her, Battler freaks out and scolds her not to do that since he's actually uncomfortable with taking advantage. Not only that, but in Legend of the Golden Witch he insists that Shannon has the right to smack him if he gets within 10cm of her breasts — and the obligation to if he gets within 2cm. The Umineko fighting game takes Battler's love of groping Up to Eleven by making it one of his attacks. Seriously, it has to be seen to be believed.
Rudolf, his father, is also somewhat on this territory, although he also has an unfortunate tendency to cheat on his wife.
Ange's bodyguard, Jugo Amakusa, also qualifies. He got fired by her aunt and guardian Eva for disobeying instructions not to talk to Ange while he was on duty. Never mind talk to her, he hit on her!
Larry Butz in Ace Attorney, who falls in love quickly and is very passionate about the ladies. Unfortunately most of them seem to end up using him, leaving him, being murdered, or being Franziska von Karma.
Magoichi Saika from Samurai Warriors is portrayed as a ladies' man and a shameless flirt, but is nothing but gracious towards women and flatly refuses to take advantage of Gracia Hosokawa, portrayed in the game as a teenage tagalong who idolizes and follows him around.
Kurt from Nicole is a shameless flirt who pretty much never lets up on the one-liners, innuendos, and come-ons — but he never tries to pressure Nicole into anything, and if she doesn't resist when he first tries to kiss her, he pulls back and becomes upset because it's clear that she's not into it, and he's not interested in kissing her if she doesn't feel the same way.
Lawrence Spectrum from Monsterful. A playful ghost who even though he tends to nosebleeds a lot from many situations he is a very respectful young fellow, he's just very lucky that he's very cute. He especially respects older woman and tends to be a funny innocent pervert with her two best friends Sapphire and Lily, specially with Lily who he teases a lot.
Sam from Sluggy Freelance. He is a particularly goofy example, highly incompetent and easily distracted even after becoming a vampireSampire, but he does mean well and has managed to help save Zoe on at least two occasions.
Elliot had this as part of his early characterization, before it marched on.
Rainer from MSF High is either this or the Handsome Lech. Amongst other things, he's used his 360 vision to look up girl's panties, attempted to have one of his friends turned into a cute girl. (By the Friendly Neighborhood HIVE MIND!), and one telepath mentioned his mind 'was like a sewer'. Still, he's a really nice guy who has helped couples get together, at risk, (or LOSS) of his own life!
This page of TwoKinds sums up Eric's motivation for preventing genocide quite nicely.
Bittersweet Candy Bowl, When the well-being of Daisy or Lucy is in danger, Paulo tends to forget his perversion in favor of helping them or, at least, trying to. He also reacted this way when Sue got hurt in Confrontation.
Paul Smith from Survival of the Fittest is one of these, although arguably he's slightly more pervert than chivalrous. Nevertheless, he still does care about the ladies' feelings... somewhat. It's also notable that he doesn't actually consider himself be a pervert.
Linkara. Apparently, being feminist gives him an "appreciation for the female body".
Shown even further in Linking with Linkara.
MarzGurl: I think, what it comes down to is, it has to be just you and me. Lesbianism. Linkara: Can I watch? The Nostalgia Chick: No, you're a feminist, and that's exploitation. Linkara: (breaks down crying) I KNOW!
In his joint review of Alone in the Dark (2005) with Spoony and The Nostalgia Critic, when raving at the absurdity of the love interest visiting the protagonist of the film just to sleep with him, and start doing so without asking or even talking, he then admits that he wishes some women would do that.
More subtly, The Nostalgia Critic. He will fall in love with any Action Girl, he's a subby masochist, he has a Berserk Button of women not having the power they should, and he takes a lot of offense to the Faux Action Girl trope due to the way it treats women, but he'll make it clear if he's having the hots for someone in whatever he's reviewing. (Female and male.)
Ayla Goodkind, codename Phase, of the Whateley Universe. He looks so much like a girl (because of his mutation) that he can shower in the girls' bathroom... and look at everyone else in there. On the other hand, he's really considerate of his girlfriend and his female friends, even if he's only about fifteen. And the girls in the bathroom haven't asked him to leave (yet).
Family Guy: Quagmire, who frequently engages in Ephebophile-like behavior, including Meg. Despite his lust for – and later, near sexual relationship with – Meg, he has shown on many occasions that he cares for Meg, comforting her and giving her advice in her time of need.
This only applies to Meg; to almost everyone else he's somewhere between Lovable Sex Maniac and Blatant Perv. There's one episode in which the gang is playing "I Never," and Quagmire drinks to literally everything that's said. After the first few (comparatively believable) lines, the scene fades to show dozens of empties in front of Quagmire while the others are still on their first beer and trying (unsuccessfully) to think of something sexual that Glenn won't have to drink to.
Peter: Geez, what else is there? I never gave a reach-around to a spider monkey while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Quagmire: Aw, God! <drinks>
Joe: I never picked up an illegal alien at Home Depot to take home and choke me while I touched myself.
Quagmire: Oh, come on! <drinks>
Peter: I never did the same thing, but with someone from JoAnn Fabrics.
Quagmire: Oh God, this is ridiculous! <drinks and passes out>
Herbert the pedophile MAY be this. Although he frequently preoccupies himself with ensnaring little boys, he harbors an unrequited crush on Chris Griffin that appears to go beyond mere lust, evidenced in his song "Somewhere That's Green" (parodying musical score for the off-Broadway & Broadway stage musical and later, film adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors) where he's dressed as a woman, marrying Chris, and settling down a quiet family life. In another episode he rescues Chris from an evil possessed tree and fights it in another parody of the battle between Gandalf and the Balrog in Lord of the Rings. He also faces off against an old enemy from his days as a soldier in World War 2 to save Chris.
This is played for laughs in one episode, where two girls are seriously turned off when he flirts with them; then a car crashes through the diner they're in, and he has to move them to safety before they're crushed, then rush after the driver. Then one of them gets angry at the other for telling her to ignore him!
When he developed a crush on Fire, he becomes shy and nervous around her.
Speedy Gonzales is a friend of everybody's sister Carmella! Many cartoons show that Speedy is actually quite the romantic, in one case serenading a female mouse with a guitar on a gondolla.
Plastic Man in Batman: The Brave and the Bold is portrayed as this. He hits on every attractive superheroine he meets. He seems to be doing it for fun more than anything, as can be seen in "Night of the Batmen!" where, after Catwoman expresses her interest in him, he replies "Tempting. But I'm really more of a dog person". The best part? He's married and has a child.
Anthony Ainley (intermittently the Master for a really startling span of time) was apparently quite a bit like this in person; at least once he made a blatant pass at a fan, was politely turned down, and then went on to have a perfectly civilized conversation with her immediately afterward.
Charles II of England. He is famous for his mistresses and his bastards but he stood by his much wronged queen Catherine when she came under political attack, sat with her faithfully when she was ill and apparently never even considered divorcing her for failing to give him an heir. He publicly acknowledged and doted on his illegitimate children, and he would also take no for an answer - which isn't usual with Kings. And some of his last words on his deathbed were 'Let not poor Nelly starve', meaning Nell Gwyn, his mistress.
Of all people, Casanova. His reputation of having sex with anything that couldn't outrun him was justified, but he avoided overly simple or overly complex conquests, and actually valued intelligence in a woman. His primary target were women who were married for reasons other than love and was simply showing them affection that their more brutish (or often, simply indifferent) husbands didn't.
According to legend he always carried a travel case with plates, silverware, a portable stove, a pan and two eggs so that he would be able to make breakfast for his lover on the morning after, no matter where they happened to be.
Gender-bending scene-pop/crunkcore singer Jeffree Star is slightly sex-crazed if the subject matter of all his songs is any indication, but when he caught former tourmate Dahvie Vanity of Blood On The Dance Floor banging underage girls, he clearly demonstrated where he drew the line.
The band ZZ Top, apparently. Double Entendre filled Lyrics and Fanservice-y videos and album covers, but in several of their music videos thay provide a Deus ex Machina to smite those who act like jerks towards a woman. Taken Up to Eleven in the video for "Legs", where they basically just give the girl a confidence-boost so that she can go back and humiliate them.
Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud lived this trope. He was as spectacular a wife-collector as any "sheik of araby" but he generally treated them very well by the standards of his culture and of his status in life, and does not seem to have ever had sex with any woman not his wife. He was also very scrupulous in never having more than the legal maximum of four at any given time, while it's trivially easy for a man to divorce his wife in Islam (it's not the literal "say 'I divorce you' three times," as often rumored, but it is more or less at-will), he did pay the religiously required alimony and child support to his numerous ex-wives (which a lot of men in his position would've tried to weasel their ways out of).
Bryan Ferry - and how! One memorable story involves him taking an album cover model (Jerry Hall) home, supposedly to help her remove body paint that wouldn't come off. Also, with the advent of Tumblr. he's Mr.Fanservice
Hugh Hefner, if this tweet in response to someone asking how he "has so many bitches" is any indication.
We've mentioned Jack Harkness before, but his actor John Barrowman counts as well. He's developed a reputation for being... overly affectionate, both with co-stars (he's apparently flashed every costar he's worked with, with Elisabeth Sladen being the sole exception) and with audiences (it's a running joke that a convention hasn't really begun until Barrowman has kissed someone.) However, he's been Happily Married for six years to a partner he's been with for over twenty.
Bob Guccione may have been the publisher of the audaciously racy Penthouse Magazine, but he also developed a reputation of creating one of the best magazine businesses for women to work in in the 1970s, rivaled only by Gloria Steinem's Ms. Magazine, with no issues with sexual harassment and with many women in senior editorship and management positions.