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->''"But we're all here for Creator/{{Sean|Connery}}, let's face it."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''', on ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}''

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An enclave of female fans within a traditionally male-dominated fandom. They tend to focus on a particular character or actor, rather than the entire series. Occasionally both sides [[FanDumb butt heads over largely superficial reasons]], with buckets of opposite-sex awkwardness, which can get defensive. It should also be noted that ''not'' all female fans within such a fandom are necessarily of the Estrogen Brigade.

Unfortunately, it is because of this phenomenon that the female fan is sometimes regarded with suspicion -- especially if she admits that she does, in fact, happen to find some of the male cast pleasing to the eye. However, finding certain members of the cast to be attractive does not necessarily preclude a fan from liking other aspects of a particular work -- and, thus, should not automatically invalidate her as being a "[[NoTrueScotsman true]] [[FandomHeresy fan]]".

An Estrogen Brigade is easily attracted by hints of HoYay, since many members of such brigades seem to agree that GuyOnGuyIsHot.

Not to be confused with AmazonBrigade. Its SpearCounterpart is the TestosteroneBrigade, which, while [[GirlShowGhetto debatable]], may be even more frequent.


[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* This is part of the appeal of ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'', given the incredible amount of HoYay and Bishonen.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Many female fans are there for HoYay and [[{{Bishonen}} bishies]]. And there's no shortage of either.
* The ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise is pretty famous for its large female fanbase. [[{{Bishonen}} And it's]] [[HoYay not really]] [[MrFanservice too surprising]].
* The enormous amounts of fangirls virtually every character in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has, principally with the very {{bishonen}} characters like Sasuke, Naruto, and Neji (but even [[{{Gonk}} Rock Lee]] isn't without his fans).
* [[WalkingShirtlessScene Ramses]] from ''Manga/AnatoliaStory''. As well as Kail, [[NiceGuy Zananza]] [[RomanticRunnerUp Hattusili]], [[TheStoic Urhi]], Juda as a grown-up and arguably Kash and [[TheWoobie Rusafa]]. Let's not forget [[DracoInLeatherPants Mattiwaza]].
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is set in an ultra violent universe where being female is an even worse fate than [[CrapsackWorld just being born in it]] but the deep storyline and compelling characters have universal appeal. That and the fact that [[{{HeroicBuild}} Guts]] and [[{{Bishonen}} Griffith]] get naked almost as often as the ladies and have a rather [[HoYay intense]] [[FoeYay relationship.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has not so much an Estrogen Brigade as an Estrogen ''Legion''. It has one of the largest female fan followings in recent memory, in no small part due to the competent and relatively compelling female characters, the intrigue behind the MythArc, the world building, the action... and [[MrFanservice the men]] being subjected to ClothingDamage much more often than the women.
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' is interesting in that it has a huge Estrogen Brigade following, but that's more or less its only following. The show is a convoluted mess used to display [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys so many pretty boys]] to [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]]. The franchise is still up and running yet not nearly enough as it was. Still, the Estrogen Brigade of this fandom eclipses the male fans, to the point despite being originally a shonen manga, it has OtomeGame derivatives. Perhaps to date, this is the only manga that is officially shonen but have OtomeGame derivatives, but who knows. With the BishonenJumpSyndrome and {{Fanservice}} for girls greatly rises, there will be another fandom with huge EstrogenBrigade leading to such development. While were on the subject, most, if not all sports anime like ''Manga/KurokonoBasuke'', {{Manga/Haikyuu}} and ''Manga/YowamushiPedal'' are simply Estrogen Brigade followings which are pretty much their only followings.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Zoro and Sanji, being manly and the most conventionally attractive males, tend to be the title's biggest fangirl-bait. [[MostFanFicWritersAreGirls It's no surprising that those two are also the most commonly paired together in fanfic]].
** It's often suspected that Ace was introduced to show what Luffy will look like once he's aged up a bit. There is no shortage of [=AceLuffy=] fanfiction either.
** Luffy himself qualifies too, what with [[MrFanService rarely keeping his shirt buttoned in later episodes.]]
** Heck, even post-TimeSkip [[{{Gonk}} Usopp]] can leave some females stunned.
** In recent chapters/episodes, [[{{Bishounen}} Trafalgar Law]]--who was already disproportionately popular despite previously being a relatively minor character--has also received a lot more screentime...and the fangirls rejoiced.
* Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. Probably more than 90 percent of female fans watches the show for him. [[StupidSexyFlanders Some males have the same reason]]. Other reasons may include Anderson, Pip, The Captain, Walter, Seras, Integra or Heinkel. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer The last three are female]].
* These have been known to crop up in the fandoms of various supposedly {{seinen}} series that feature attractive, completely badass male leads; even [[Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka Onizuka-sensei]] isn't without a cluster of devoted fangirls.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': [[LightIsNotGood Light]] [[DarkMessiah Yagami]]. Just [[AxCrazy Light]] [[AGodAmI Yagami]]. And L fangirls. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint And Mello. And Near. And Mikami. And maybe Matt, but he only had a brief appearance before being]] [[IncrediblyLamePun "lighted"]]. Matsuda and Aizawa too.
* Back when the show was airing on ''Toonami'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' gathered up an Estrogen Brigade larger than the rest of the North American fanbase.
* Though ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is a {{Shonen}}, it's safe to say that 80-90% of its fans are actually {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s. Surprisingly there is actually a lot less headbutting, since any male fans tend to avoid most of the online forums or have their voices drowned out amongst the {{Squee}}. However, it has quite a lot of male fans too if you know where to look (hint: NOT livejournal and fanfiction.net). Over on Website/FanfictionNet, there seems to be an interesting amount of OC stories that either pair up [[{{Bishonen}} the slew of existing characters]] with their [[MarySue soulmates]] or decide to [[{{Continuation}} go into the future with the Vongola whatever]]. However, [[MostFanFicWritersAreGirls those attempting to invert the trope]], oftentimes [[InvokedTrope end up failing hard]].
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'' is technically shonen, but with the sheer quantity of {{bishonen}} and MrFanservice like Allen, Kanda, Tyki, and Lavi, it's no wonder that the vast majority of its readers and fans are female. But then, it ''is'' written by a woman, so maybe it's just AuthorAppeal lining up with the wishes of the fangirl masses.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'''s fandom is mostly made out of females despite being far from a cute anime. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Each]] [[{{Bishonen}} main character]] has a following, even the ones outside of the TrueCompanions.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' introduced the Estrogen Brigade to RealRobot anime.
* While ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' is [[{{shonen}} targeted to young males]], the series is infamous for the the huge Estrogen Brigade that congregates around [[TroubledButCute Shizuo]] and [[EvilIsSexy Izaya]]. [[{{Moe}} Mikado]] and [[HandsomeLech Kida]], too. Heck, most of the male cast is [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys pretty]]!
* With ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' it's probably easier to count the female fans who aren't into either [[GenderBlenderName Claire]], Firo, or Luck. Or Ladd, or Graham, or Czeslaw.
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' maybe is the manga and anime which Clamp drew the doujin as their debut, this series being created by Kurumada guaranteed many bishonen to satisfy fangirls' eyes especially YaoiFangirl with it's infamous Libra Temple's scene between [[DudeLooksLikeaLady Shun]] and [[HumanPopsicle Hyoga]]. Added that most of the male characters are more attractive than the females. And in sanctuary arc [[spoiler:Saga]] was taking a looong bath time, no wonder there is so many bath scene fanart of him. All of these make one think if this series really created for boys, because there is only one ShowerScene for girl which not all fans even the male one even remember it.
* Thanks to estrogen-brigade drawing efforts of Kotetsu, [[TroubledButCute Barnaby]], and [[TheAce Keith]], many fans of ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' started to suspect that it was specifically geared towards women and {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s despite statements to the contrary[[note]]Kotetsu, for example, was written to draw in older ''men''[[/note]].
* If Website/{{Tumblr}} has anything to go by, Manga/HunterXHunter has a fairly large female fanbase. Most of it focuses on [[MonsterClown Hisoka]], but there's also fangirls for [[ArcVillain Chrollo]], [[TheStoic Illumi]], [[EvilIsSexy Feitan, Phinks, Shalnark]], [[{{Bishonen}} Kurapika]], [[AmbiguousGender Kalluto, Alluka]], [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Killua and Gon]] (the last four are the {{Moe}} kind of appeal). The female fans tend to like to ship the aforementioned and others [[SlashFic with each other]].
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' is a shonen with ''tons'' of female fans, mostly due to the romance and attractive males.
* ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' is famous for its very large female fanbase due in no part to all the HoYay and [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys disproportionately male cast]], but is primarily a shonen geared towards male audiences and often full of ultraviolent content. Hell, Creator/{{CLAMP}} even got its start doing doujinshi and slashy fanart for this series.
* ''{{Manga/Attack On Titan}}'' is filled to the brim with attractive, sometimes even ''pretty'', male characters.
* Too many {{Moe}} series to name and one of the reasons people are surprised that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForLittleGirls those series weren't made for them]] .
* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' became well known for their brigade halfway through the series' run. What happens when you put some of the [[Creator/TakahiroSakurai Estrogen]] [[Creator/YuichiNakamura Brigade's]] [[Creator/HiroshiKamiya most]] [[Creator/JunFukuyama beloved]] [[Creator/DaisukeOno voice]] [[Creator/MiyuIrino actors]] in the same household as vitriolic brothers? You get this trope right out of the starting gate. Despite their character designs being the furthest from what people would consider attractive, the Matsuno brothers' voices combined with their quirky personalities quickly sold fangirls on the series. It helps that Jun Fukuyama's throaty growl as Ichimatsu was a major PlayingAgainstType performance that fans found bizarrely sensual.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''The ComicBook/GreenLantern Corps'' has a surprisingly strong following in the Feminist Comics Blogosphere, only in part because of the franchise's 50-year tradition of [[FanService spandex-clad butt shots]]. Hal is "endearingly sexist", John is "the serious one", Guy is the "gruff den mother", Kyle is TheWoobie, and Alan is the sexy older guy.
* ''Comicbook/{{Deadpool}}'' has had an Estrogen Brigade of fun, quirky, female geeks for a few years now, mostly because they get a kick out of his BlackComedy sense of humor. Now he's getting a more traditional Estrogen Brigade, since he's being portrayed by [[MrFanservice Ryan Reynolds]].
* The female ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' fandom is still very small, but type any combination of male characters into the search bar on Website/DeviantART some time, if you dare. With all the FoeYay, the fact Bruce Wayne is generally depicted as a rather handsome fellow, ass-kicking female characters, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Nightwing]], and a huge cast of interesting villains, many of whom are just begging for DracoInLeatherPants treatment… it's sort of a wonder the Estrogen Brigade for Batman isn't bigger.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Nightcrawler and ComicBook/{{Gambit}} are probably the two most popular Marvel characters for fangirls.
* [[SpearCounterpart Testosterone Brigade]] example can be found in the fandom of ''Comicbook/{{Witchblade}}'', a comic whose main character is a DudeMagnet who also has LesYay moments with her [[TheLancer Lancer]].
* Creator/StanLee noted in ''Son of Origins of Marvel Comics'' (1975), towards the end of the Silver Age of Superhero Comics:
-->"For some reason, judging by the amount of mail we receive from girls, Franchise/IronMan is easily the most popular of our superheroes with the female fans. Whether it's his [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal money, moustache, or muscles]] we don't know, but one thing's for sure--the chicks really dig him. Might be a good subject for some psychologist to sink his teeth into."
* Another Marvel hero with a moustache, ComicBook/DoctorStrange, also always had a sizeable female following.
* Franchise/SpiderMan assembled quite a large brigade over the years, which may be in part because he does have a very noticeable "feminine side", being portrayed as quite sensitive and even shown crying on a few occasions. Also, right from the start taking his romances very seriously -- even when he was dating Betty Brant as a high-school student, he was thinking in terms of the future marriage -- and it is not for nothing that ever since the Stan Lee[=/=]John Romita run ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' has been described as a soap opera with action interludes. When a fan magazine once asked an assemblage of female comics creators to name their favourite superheroines, one of them half-jokingly named Spidey, explaining that he qualified as an "honorary female" anyway.
* ''ComicBook/TheAdventuresOfTintin'': The female fans have taken quite a liking to Tintin and the Captain, even if the art style of the comic books is the opposite of "sensual". It probably adds to their eroticism how the two characters get into perilous situations quite often, sometimes even [[BoundAndGagged tied up]], which can add to those who have the fetish.

[[folder:{{Film}} -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' made the Once-ler a human. A very cute human. A very cute human with a [[WellDoneSonGuy sympathetic]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds POV]]. Cue the fangirls.
* Sometimes Jack Frost from ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'' . His attractiveness is further solidified when Tooth Fairy swoons over his snow-white teeth while her baby fairies make heart shapes around him and faint whenever he smiles.
* From ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', Ralph and Fix it Felix Jr are getting more and more fangirls. So are the three male Sugar Rush racers (especially Rancis Fluggerbutter), and even [[DracoInLeatherPants King Candy]]/[[spoiler: [[DracoInLeatherPants Turbo]]]] himself.
* Guy from ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods''. Tall, muscular, big-eyed and perpetually shirtless. Even without the rest of the cast being literal neanderthals, he's a very good looking boy.
* From ''Disney/BigHero6'' we have Tadashi Hamada, who has garnered a LOT of fangirls. Intelligent, [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], skilled with robotics, an awesome big brother, and an absolute NiceGuy who [[HollywoodNerd happens to look like a male model]]. [[spoiler:His death 20 minutes into the movie is a huge TearJerker and has caused [[FanonDiscontinuity denial for some around the fanbase]]]].
* Randall Boggs from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' is very popular among female fans, if all the [[EvilIsSexy fa]][[DracoInLeatherPants na]][[{{Adorkable}} rt]] of him is evidence enough.

[[folder:{{Film}} -- Live Action]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, and Anakin Skywalker can also be considered popular with ladies. All males except Palpatine and Dooku. [[Literature/XWingSeries Wedge]] has one in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse''; in one of the comics it's mentioned that he gets marriage proposals in the mail. Canonically, Luke has about six Zeltron fangirls, and one [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Zeltron fanboy]] in ComicBook/MarvelStarWars.
** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'': Darth Maul has an Estrogen Brigade. At least one "Estrogen Brigade" site for Darth Maul that was done mostly tongue-in-cheek, and it was ''brilliant.''
** [[Film/TheForceAwakens The]] [[Film/TheLastJedi sequel]] [[Film/StarWars9 trilogy]] continues this trend with the inclusion of Hux, Poe Dameron, and Finn, with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQucO7Z827A Buzzfeed even releasing a video]] of Oscar Issac and John Boyega reacting to thirst tweets! Special mention has to go to Kylo Ren and his [[MemeticMutation muscular build,]] which gets put on [[ShirtlessScene full display]] during one scene...
* Rumor has it that the only reason those of the female persuasion agreed to sit through ''Film/ThreeHundred'' with their boyfriends was the highly buff, almost entirely-male cast who seemed [[WalkingShirtlessScene unacquainted with the concept of a shirt]].
* Peter Jackson's Tolkien Films. Big Times.
** Pictured is the cover to a ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' collection, showing how a good portion of ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' viewers were fangirls oogling Creator/OrlandoBloom, though many others differed chiefly in that they preferred Viggo Mortensen.
** Or the Hobbits. All four of them. Separately and together. Helps that three out of four are played by slender actors. ''Film/TheHobbit'' trilogy has launched Bilbo's (somewhat) addition to the equation since their release.
** Dwarves are supposed to be much like what you see in LOTR, with Gimli and his father Gloin looking properly stout and bearded and not what you'd call hot. Then Peter Jackson decided that it'd be appropriate to give the parts of the Line of Durin to [[http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Thorin_II_Oakenshield?file=ThorinOakenshieldOfTheHobbit.jpeg Richard Armitage]] as Thorin, [[http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/33400000/Kili-Wallpaper-fili-and-kili-33416104-1500-960.jpg Aidan Turner]] as Kili, and [[http://www-images.theonering.org/torwp/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Fili-fili-kili-and-the-others-33467840-1500-960.jpg David O'Gorman]] as Fili. It worked.
** Then there was the embarrassing fawning over an extra that female fans christened "[[Music/FlightOfTheConchords Figwit]]", who is now officially named Lindir.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse
** The "mud wrestling" fight in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' does a lot for the ladies in the audience, as do {{Hunk}} Thor and PrettyBoy Loki.
** In the previews for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Chris Evans was already acquiring an estrogen brigade. And as of Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier, so does Sebastian Stan.
** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. ''All'' of them. Special mention goes to Mark Ruffalo's ShirtlessScene, who already won the Estrogen Brigade over with his StoicWoobie performance. It's almost unfair -- the guys just get Scarlett Johansson, while the girls get an entire team of strong, muscular, virile men in either tight-fitting or sleeveless costumes.
* Prince Nuada, from ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', also has an Estrogen Brigade. There's even a community to bring him back in a prequel movie.
* The Italian ''Film/{{Hercules 1958}}'' movies were very popular with stay-at-home housewives in the late '50s and early '60s due to their ample displays of [[WalkingShirtlessScene buff, shirtless male bodybuilders]]. As [[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]] [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5550-Hercules-Part-One put it]]:
-->''"Junior got a theoretically exciting movie about [[SwordAndSandal swords and monsters and heroes]], while Mom got... ideas. Filthy, filthy ideas. And now you know what [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter]] was [[CampGay talking about]] when he said "we could take in an old Steve Reeves movie!"''
* The Estrogen Brigade launched by Music/DavidBowie (or, more accurately, his crotch) in ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' is downright legendary. There's even an internet ''religion'' based around it.
* ''Film/MasterAndCommander'': A lot of appeal came from the original source -- the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series. The film also comes with Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, and a scene with a half-naked injured Stephen moaning in a way that sounds a tad erotic. While Jack's hands press down on his naked abdomen. No wonder fangirls love it.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Let's see, we have the [[PrettyBoy gorgeous]] [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Dr. Charles Xavier]] (Creator/JamesMcAvoy) and Dr. Hank [=McCoy=] (Creator/NicholasHoult), the [[TallDarkAndHandsome sexy]] Erik Lehnsherr (Creator/MichaelFassbender) and Riptide (Álex González), and of course there's the suave Sebastian Shaw (Creator/KevinBacon). Some teenage girls fawn over the hot Alex Summers (Creator/LucasTill), while others are enamoured with the cute Sean Cassidy (Caleb Landry Jones).
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': If you look at the [[http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/x-men-apocalypse main cast listing,]] just about ''every'' male actor is a stud muffin.[[note]]Perhaps the only one who would be considered unconventional-looking is Kodi Smit-[=McPhee=], but his character Nightcrawler has inspired many crushes.[[/note]] More so than any previous X-Men film, the men of ''Apocalypse'' cause the ladies to swoon en masse.
* ''Film/VictorFrankenstein'': Creator/DanielRadcliffe, Creator/JamesMcAvoy, Creator/AndrewScott and Freddie Fox provide plenty of eye candy for fangirls who enjoy seeing good-looking actors in period costumes.
* The Creator/JimDale-era of the ''Film/{{Carry On|series}}'' movies notably drew in a bigger audience -- many of the audience crush-nursing young women -- even with the movies that he didn't appear in, possibly in a hope to see him appear in a cameo. It was also probably why Dale's singing career was successful, long before he became an actor.
* [[TheWestern Westerns in general]] appeal to women because they feature [[BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins male American Indians]] who have bronzed hard bodies, smooth [[WalkingShirtlessScene bare chests]] and [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long hair]].

* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Have you ''seen'' the [[YaoiFangirl fangirl hordes?]] Hell, no male character is safe from this.
* The ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' book series is about the adventures of a naval ship captain during the Napoleonic Wars. Readers come for the history; they stay for the massive HoYay between Captain Aubrey and his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]], the [[TheMedic ship's surgeon]] and resident BadassBookworm, Stephen Maturin. (Even without the slash, [[MrFanservice Stephen's pack of loyal fangirls would still give the Aubreyad a decently sized Estrogen Brigade]].) It doesn't help that they call each other things like "my joy", "my heart", "my soul"... Stephen's LOVE INTEREST even says to him that "anyone would think you were married to that man"!
* ''Les Amis de l'ABC'' from ''Literature/LesMiserables'': A group of 9 young revolutionaries, some of whom are very close, results in a pretty much all-female fandom. While there is a preference for Enjolras, fangirls often write slash involving any pairings of these. Hell, an almost entirely male cast of characters pretty much guarantees fangirls will find someone to Squee about!
* In the first volume of ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'', the narrator spends a lot of time repeatedly pointing out how much the ladies enjoy tournaments and matches between knights even more enthusiastically than many men.
* ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'' stars a perverted hero who powers up through his love of breasts, and is filled with male-oriented {{Fanservice}}, but has a large enough female fanbase to be sold in the women's section of bookshops. Despite Issei's BrutalHonesty about his tastes, he is [[ActOfTrueLove deeply loyal to his beloved]] and [[ChivalrousPervert always treats women with respect]], and his outrageous goal of becoming a "Harem King" is shown to be [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex insincere and masking a deep inferiority complex]]. It doesn't hurt that the [[SupportingHarem (mostly female) supporting cast]] have ongoing {{Character Arc}}s which don't centre around Issei, and that he has both AmbiguouslyGay [[HoYay male allies]] and BloodKnight rivals who [[FoeYay get excited when they think about him]].

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The David Duchovny Estrogen Brigade (''Series/TheXFiles'') was epically famous. The X-Files fandom was one of the first that was massively discussed on-line. It got to the point where there was a one-hit wonder by Bree Sharp called "David Duchovny, Why Won't You Love Me?", and several singers tried to copy that concept.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is ''very'' known for having Estrogen Brigades - almost as much as for its more iconic ParentService.
** The Creator/PeterDavison, Creator/PaulMcGann (whose fanclub, "Paul [=McGann=]'s Estrogen Brigade", is the TropeNamer), and Creator/DavidTennant Estrogen Brigades are the most famous examples. Other options do exist - Creator/ChristopherEccleston still has his own following despite getting one season, and Creator/MattSmith and Creator/PeterCapaldi have them as well, but there was a '''Creator/SylvesterMcCoy''' Estrogen Brigade on rec.arts.drwho. Tom Baker slept with enough of his female following (which he called his 'time travellers') that it was a factor in his main relationship at the time breaking up - according to him, sometimes they'd even wear his costume during the event.
** Male companions have always got this. Peter Purves (who played the First Doctor companion Steven Taylor) was not intended to be a ParentService character but was very popular with girls, which resulted in the creation of more intentional MrFanservice characters like one-time Sexiest Legs on Television award winner Creator/FrazerHines as Jamie (who still has a huge following). Sgt Benton's return to the series was caused by the entire 600-plus female population of a cotton mill (an industry that almost exclusively employed women) writing a petition to the BBC saying that they wanted 'more Benton'.
* The John Crichton Estrogen Brigate was very vocal during the run of ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.
* For an example of this phenomenon at its peak, go visit a ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' convention. Guaranteed at least 90% women. One notable convention, Wincon (formerly known as [=WinchesterCon=]) used to have a women-only policy -- male fans were only admitted if they were accompanied by a female fan. They've relaxed that restriction, but still maintain a strict anti-harrassment policy to create a "safe space" for female fans to express themselves. Female fans ''and'' [[EvenTheGuysWantHim queer fans too.]] For a sample of ''Supernatural'''s appeal to the GBTQ community, [[http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/supernatural/recaps.php check the recaps on]] on Website/TelevisionWithoutPity, where longtime recapper Demian (a gay man) provides strong story analysis while calling Jensen Ackles "Ducky Lips."
* The ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' fandom came to be referred to as [=JODSers=], short for "'''J'''erry '''O''''Connell '''D'''roolers '''S'''ociety".
* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise has had one from the beginning and every incarnation of the show is guaranteed to create one.
** Mr Chekov in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' was added to the show specifically for just such appeal.
*** Amusingly enough, a giant Brigade had ''already'' been formed. The Spock {{Fangirl}} base is legendary in its... intensity, as Creator/LeonardNimoy details in ''I Am Spock''.
** Come ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', there was a web site ''named'' the "Jonathan Frakes Estrogen Brigade".
** CreatorsPet Wesley Crusher played by Creator/WilWheaton also had one.
** There are [[http://www.trekdoc.com/database/fan/9.htm Spiner Femmes]], female fans of Lt. Commander Data and Brent Spiner who portrayed him.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' has spawned a few of these:
** Creator/JamieBamber has a posse of girl fans known in the community as "Bamber Bunnies", and yet people still misspell his name as "Barber".
** "Baltar's Nymph Brigade". Note that by the final season, he had gained an ''in-show, religiously fanatical Estrogen Brigade'' derided as a "nymph-squad" by the President.
** "Trucco's Troops" is another one.
** Apollo and Starbuck each have quite a fangirl following as well during [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 the original show]]'s run.
* It's only appropriate that Jamie Bamber get his own brigade for ''Battlestar Galactica'', because he had one during his run in the ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' TV movies, probably due to his PrettyBoy looks and proclivity to wavering between being a daring hero and a complete woobie. TheNineties fandoms are weirdly dedicated, and [[FanCommunityNickname Crumpeteers]] -- his character Archie Kennedy was fondly called "Crumpet" -- swoon over Archie and write fan fic about him in TheNewTens.
* Bamber got another brigade for ''Series/LawAndOrderUK.'' He's gotten this in basically everything he's ever starred in, even in shows already geared towards women -- ''Series/BodyOfProof'' and ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles.''
* ''Series/TheColbertReport'', being primarily political satire, has more or less equal gender appeal -- but Colbert's personal Estrogen Brigade has to be seen to be believed. There are threads on the show's official forum dedicated solely to collecting pictures of his ''fingers''.
* Jon Stewart Series/TheDailyShow gets some of this, usually in response to the latest episode where he rips some douchebag a new one.
** At one point, [[Film/{{Twilight}} Robert Pattinson]] was the guest, and Jon joked about having a hoard of new viewers because of it. Cue the next day, when the title of the segment was: "Wait, don't leave! Here's a picture of [[MrFanservice Taylor Lautner]]."
* The Marcus Cole Estrogen Brigade, honoring the Ranger from ''Series/BabylonFive'', is still in existence. It doesn't talk about Marcus very much any more, but it has a distinctive voice and staying power.
* Vincent D'Onofrio has acquired a brigade based on his work in ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'', though his weight gain seems to have caused a lot of internal friction among them. The beard has also led to raised eyebrows.
* One of the earliest Estrogen Brigades was David [=McCallum=]'s, which sprang to life when the 60s spy series ''Series/TheManFromUncle'' introduced us to minor character Illya Kuryakin. Kuryakin almost immediately [[EnsembleDarkhorse caught the attention of (mostly) female fans]], and [=McCallum=] went from mere RecurringCharacter to series regular to second billing (behind series lead Robert Vaughn) in the first season alone. By the second season, [=McCallum=] shared equal billing with Vaughn.
* All three presenters on ''Series/TopGearUK'' (Clarkson sometimes jokes about Hammond being on the show solely to [[MrFanservice attract female viewers]]). And The Stig. And producer Andy Wilman. And James May's blue-patterned flowery shirt…
* ''Series/TheMagnificentSeven'' has seven of these, one for each character. They are: Larabee's Ladies, Buck's Babes, Vin's Vixens, Josiah's Jezebels, Nathan's Nightingales, Dunne's Darlins, and (the only non-alliterative one) Ezra's Brigadears.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Angel and Wesley have the biggest Brigades in this fandom.
* The men from ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' all seem to have their own little pockets of fangirls if one puts enough effort into finding them (i.e.: head onto Website/DeviantART or Website/LiveJournal, for starters). Joel, Mike, Forrester, Frank… even Torgo has his fangirls. And if you look on youtube, you will find that Crow and Tom both have their fair share of fangirls too. Despite (or because?) being robots.
* ''Series/IronChef'', particularly in the later years. Sakai, Chen, Kobe, and Morimoto all have their fangirls. Kaga's got some as well, naturally, but surprisingly there are quite a few for the announcer, Kenji Fukui.
* ''Iron Chef'''s successor, ''Iron Chef America'' is the same way.
* Methos of ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' had/has a ''Boxer'' Brigade, due to his appearing in his underwear in an episode.
* During the run of ''Series/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}'', Ron Perlman acquired one. On account of Perlman rarely giving interviews and being a virtual nobody at the time, most viewers didn't even know what he looked like out of makeup and the Brigade was therefore based on sheer romanticism.
* Peter Capaldi of ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' has a sizeable Estrogen Brigade, including plenty of women who [[TooKinkyToTorture want to be bollocked by Malcolm Tucker]]. Most of them seem to be around half his age, and many are also fans of [[BadassAdorable Jamie]]. [[ViolentGlaswegian Angry Scots]] seem to be very attractive [[EvilIsSexy for some reason]].
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'':
** Creator/BenedictCumberbatch and his loyal [[FanCommunityNicknames Cumberbabes/Benaddicts/Cumberbitches]]. After all, [[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Benedict/ dirty, dirty girls love Benedict Cumberbatch]]. WARNING: [[EarWorm You will never get that song out of your head.]]
** Martin Freeman's John Watson is developing a bit of this too.
* "The Giddies", a group of female ''Series/TheGoodies'' fans, described in ''The [[Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue Clue]] Bible'' as having a shared interest in the shortness of Graeme's shorts in "Scoutrageous".
* [[Creator/ConanOBrien Conan's]] HCPN (Hot Coco Picture Night) Wenches. Go to the Team Coco Facebook page on a Sunday night to witness lots of R-rated drooling over photos of him.
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', both Robert Carlyle and (in a rare [[LGBTFanbase female example]]) Lana Parilla have developed sizeable, occasionally combative, Estrogen Brigades.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' has Arthur, Merlin, [[spoiler:grown-up Mordred]], and all the Knights. Take your pick.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' has quite a few female fans who are only watching it for either [[Creator/JimCaviezel John]] [[BadassInANiceSuit Reese]], [[Creator/MichaelEmerson Harold]] [[GentlemanSnarker Finch]], both, or [[HoYay hoping the two of them get together]]. The creators are now apparently ''very aware'' of this last part and have been having fun [[TeasingCreator teasing]] and [[TrollingCreator trolling]] the Estrogen Brigade (see, for example, the Bowtie Scene from Season 3's "Provenance").
* Disney XD was created as a male-targeted counterpart for Disney Channel. Of course, there's a cast of good looking male actors, such as Hutch Dano, Logan Miller, Billy Unger, and Spencer Boldman.
* ''Series/CharliesAngels'' had a huge female viewership, because in part the Angels often went undercover in health clubs, spas, cruse ships and other places crowded with men wearing only [[ModestyTowel towels]] or [[WalkingSwimsuitScene swimsuits]] as well as in other places where [[{{Hunk}} a hunk]] would appear [[ShirtlessScene without a shirt]].
* {{Tokusatsu}} has been attracting female viewers at least since 2000, when Joe Odagiri was cast as Series/KamenRiderKuuga and drew the attention of adult women and teenage girls who were watching the show alongside their sons/little brothers; in fact, the Japanese even refer to this as the Odagiri Effect. Ever since then, producers have been invoking this trope by casting handsome actors, singers, and male models as their heroes in the hopes of drawing in older female viewers with more disposable income. It's also gender-flipped, as most female roles in these shows are played by cute singers and swimsuit models in order to draw in fathers and older boys.

* Music/TheBeatles, especially compared to their indie years. They weren't conventionally handsome, but they were charming and they were great peformers, which is what attracted millions of girls to them.
* A rather unconventional Estrogen Brigade, but Music/{{Rammstein}} has one as well.
* Most men in HeavyMetal bands tend to have rugged looks and long-flowing hair. Do the math.
* NuMetal mixed multiple genres and presented modern urban aesthetics. It was noted for its ability to draw in ''huge'' crowds of women.
* Some historians credit Music/ElvisPresley with advancing the feminist movement because his concerts were places that female fans could go crazy and it was totally okay.
* Many modern CountryMusic "hunks", like Music/LukeBryan, Music/JasonAldean, and Music/FloridaGeorgiaLine, owe much of their success to their enormous female fanbases. A number of country music journalists have noted that the front rows of their concerts tend to resemble those of prominent pop and rap musicians, being dominated by {{squee}}ing fangirls. This is especially common in the genre known as "bro-country", which incorporates elements of CountryRap and classic rock along with lyrics about partying, trucks, and hot chicks, forming what has been called the country equivalent of HairMetal or GlamRap.
** Before the bro-country wave, there were the "hat acts" of TheNineties, who were often hunky young men in cowboy hats. Many of their critics often accused them of trading on their good looks in order to cover up a lack of talent and derivative music.
* Music/ChrisBrown. It's been argued that the only reason why he still has a successful career after [[DomesticAbuse what he did]] to Music/{{Rihanna}} is because he's just ''[[DracoInLeatherPants that damn sexy]]''.
* OlderThanRadio: In ClassicalMusic, the probable TropeMaker is Nicolo Paganini, whose virtuosic violin playing and flowing long hair was said to "leave men weeping and women swooning." The TropeCodifier, though, was the dashing pianist Music/FranzLiszt, who had swarms of hysterical fans literally throwing themselves at the stage and fainting in the aisles wherever he performed. The phenomenon was given the name "Lisztomania," over 120 years before [[Music/TheBeatles Beatlemania]] happened. Quoth Wiki/TheOtherWiki:
--> "Admirers of Liszt would swarm over him, fighting over his handkerchiefs and gloves. Fans would wear his portrait on brooches and cameos. Women would try to get locks of his hair, and whenever he broke a piano string, admirers would try to obtain it in order to make a bracelet. Some female admirers would even carry glass phials into which they poured his coffee dregs."
* Music/{{GEazy}} has a ''massive'' following with female listeners, especially compared to other rappers. He's boasted about this in several songs, such as "One of Them".
-->"See them bad bitches? Got tons of them."

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Tends to be rather obvious in ProfessionalWrestling, and tend to have their own favorites apart from the rest of the crowd. Ever notice how the cheers for a Jeff Hardy, or a Randy Orton, or especially Wrestling/JohnCena are much higher-pitched than the cheers for any other wrestler? (Though in Cena's case, it's also because of [[KidAppealCharacter children]]) Especially when Jeff takes off his shirt…
* This can certainly be traced back to Ricky Morton of the Rock 'n' Roll Express, who was one of the first wrestlers to be continually beat up to appeal to the mothering instincts of female fans.
* "Clique"-era Shawn Michaels was blatantly marketed at female fans, to the point of doing a spread in Playgirl. Of course, the result was the male fans turning against him in a way that makes the current reaction to John Cena seem positively tame, culminating in Madison Square Garden rabidly cheering Sid of all wrestlers at Survivor Series 1996. In the pre-Attitude era, that type of fan revolt was shocking. Many male fans take great pleasure in the stunned reaction of a female fan in the front row of that match when Sid pins Michaels clean in the middle as MSG erupts in cheers.
* Jeff Hardy made an appearance for Ring of Honor. At the time Jeff's popularity with the smark crowd was at a low ebb. Hardy's Estrogen Brigade came to the [=RoH=] show ''just'' to see Jeff Hardy, and their shrieking seemed to set the [=RoH=] regulars off. They booed literally everything Jeff did, and at one point started a "shut the fuck up" chant against the estrogen brigade.

* UsefulNotes/FormulaOne. Ask a girl why she's watching it, most likely she'll say for the pretty boys.
* Rugby -- a few years ago, the most commonly cited reason from female English fans as to why they like rugby would have been "Johnny Wilkinson's legs! Phwoar".
** ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'' uses Geraldine as an example of this.
** Rugby has a fairly large Brigade in New Zealand, as well. The most popular seems to be Dan Carter, flyhalf/[[http://www.nzherald.co.nz/advertising/news/article.cfm?c_id=111&objectid=10476721&pnum=1 underwear model]], Richie [=McCaw=], Captain of the All Blacks, and inside centre Sonny Bill Williams, who [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnCkR52CVu0 caused quite a stir]] when he changed his jersey in the middle of the game in the opening match of 2011 World Cup.
* A few [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball soccer]] players. Helps that the players on the winning team follow the tradition of [[ShirtlessScene taking their shirts off]] at the end of a game. In the 70s and 80s, the size of the shorts also helped.
* Most female [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} St. Louis Cardinals]] fans ''do'' follow the game, but may end up crushing on a player that they like. It's not usually enough to be called an Estrogen Brigade, but now David Freese is developing one since he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome saved the Cardinals from losing the 2011 World Series at the very last minute of Game 6]] ''and'' he's cute as a button.
** Many signs at the victory parade read "DAVID FREESE, WILL YOU MARRY ME?"
* Women's interest in baseball in general increased when the uniforms switched from baggy knickers to spandex tights.
* UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball. Their shorts are ''[[WhoWearsShortShorts tiny]]''. The sleeveless guernseys help, too.
* Ice-hockey. There is nothing like tough man, most of them total {{Hunk}}s, who fight on ice. So hot!
* Men's swimming, diving and UsefulNotes/WaterPolo interest girls because they'll see smooth and hairless guys with a high level of muscle tone wearing only [[WalkingSwimsuitScene banana hammocks]].

* Roger from ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'' definitely has one! As does Mark to a lesser extent.
* The title character of ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' has a pretty large one, resulting in an almost all-female fandom. And if you don't like Erik, there's always Raoul...
* ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' probably got its initial female fanbase almost entirely from Michael Ball (the West End's original Marius), Michael Maguire (Broadway's original Enjolras), and/or Colm Wilkinson (the original Jean Valjean). Although it's fair to say that all the barricade boys have become immensely popular, with Grantaire as a particular breakout.
* The cast of ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' is populated largely by intelligent, handsome men in period clothing. Who can dance and sing.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/TombRaider'' has the "Kurtis Trent Estrogen Brigade". Larson's getting pretty popular as well.
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games that was released when Ayami Kojima is in charge of character design. Every male ''Castlevania'' protagonist she ever designed are a top-grade {{Bishonen}}, which is why there's a lot of fangirls in the fandom, as well the works in Pixiv seem to be most made by girls. ''Castlevania'' games released before and after that, not so much.
* Raziel from ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' has this, despite lacking a lower jaw. And well, ''every single male character'' in ''Legacy of Kain'' have female fanbase.
* The vast majority of ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' fans are male, but the [[http://community.livejournal.com/frungylovers/profile FrungyLovers]] [[http://www.livejournal.com LiveJournal]] community is almost 100 percent female, and ''was'' 100 percent female until recently. Several of them are Admiral ZEX fangirls (unsurprising if you've played the games, but if you think it's only because of the HoYay, you have no idea). They like to call themselves [[FanCommunityNicknames Deviant Schoolgirls On Speed]], thanks to a [[http://starcontrol.classicgaming.gamespy.com/forum/index.php?topic=1582.0 colorful description of them]] made by a poster on a more... 'conservative' forum.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games tend to have a large Estrogen Brigade, and, naturally, so does ''KingdomHearts'', to the point that they [[InvertedTrope seem to have female-dominated fandoms with a Testosterone Brigade]]. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' deserves a special mention.
** [[{{Bishounen}} Sephiroth]] has more fangirls [[{{Squee}} squealing]] over him than any male fan that that was supposed to think he looks badass. Let's not forget that [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless alternate costume for spin-offs]], he is just one of the dozens of [[MrFanservice reasons girls play this]]. A lot of girls are there just for {{Shipping}} too.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' has had a pretty damn big one ever since ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. The reason why [[SheIsAllGrownUp should]] [[{{Bishonen}} be]] [[MrFanservice obvious]]. This is even referenced in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. If the player finishes the STAR minigame in Hyrule Castle Town, a group of girls will squee and run away every time Link goes by. You get a couple of free hearts from the pure power of estrogen left in their wake.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
** Solid Snake and Big Boss have very devoted fangirls. Snake's ass and Big Boss's crotch and chest are all very well rendered. Coincidence?
** A subgroup could take or leave the Snakes themselves, as long as they can keep [[Creator/DavidHayter his English voice-actor]].
** TheWoobie Otacon also has a devoted fangirl base.
** As does Raiden. And Raikov. [[{{Bishonen}} Though that is hardly a surprise]].
** Even Volgin gets this. Some people just seem to be into [[PsychoElectro that sort of thing]].
** After the players were introduced to their younger selves, both Ocelot and Roy Campbell have been gathering fangirls rapidly.
** Kazuhira Miller, although not as large as Ocelot's, also has a lot of fangirls.
** Liquid Snake, being a shirtless EvilBrit, is very much liked by fangirls.
* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' fandom:
** They are extremely... vocal about prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. The "Edgey Fan Base" on the biggest fansite's forum takes up literally more than half the posts in the section about Edgeworth's game in the series.
** Apollo gathers fangirls too, especially from the [[LoliconAndShotacon more disturbing]] fan sections.
** Godot/[[spoiler: Diego Armando]] has a smaller but vehemently loyal fangirlbase. Even though (and sometimes because of) [[spoiler: his relationship with Mia Fey]].
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''. Sexy Sparda Syndrome. Dante, Vergil and Nero, who stack RIDICULOUS amounts of of fangirls. On their own and [[YaoiFangirl in any combination]]. SlashFic abound.
** And before you ask, this aplies to the ''other'' versions of [[VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry Dante and Vergil too.]]
* From Creator/BioWare, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''' [[{{Adorkable}} Alistair]] has an Estrogen Brigade - not bad for a character who's canonically a virgin.
** The ''Dragon Age'' team is very good at writing male characters who are {{Adorkable}} and/or TroubledButCute, and they’re also very good at casting actors whose voices are [[ArousedByTheirVoice easy on the ears]]. So there are quite a few major male characters in the series with their own sizable brigades. One who is particularly worth singling out, though, is Cullen Rutherford, a minor character in the first two games who became an AscendedExtra and PromotedToLoveInterest in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' in large part because of this trope.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' sure has a ''lot'' of {{slash}}y fanart and fanfics for a gratuitously violent first person shooter with ([[AllThereInTheManual seemingly]]) no plot, doesn't it?
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' has always been a game about war, death and political intrigue between kingdoms, and depending on where each setting places on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, it could even show no illusions [[NoWomansLand on how bad women had it]], most notably shown in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral''. Even so, the franchise has earned a ''gargantuan'' female following thanks to its deep characters, strong female protagonists and [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys endless supply of handsome men]], with all of this being ''before'' the HoYay is factored in.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' is especially infamous for its EstrogenBrigade. Taking place in a setting chock-full of GreyAndGrayMorality, mature themes like genocide and racism, and the fact that Ike was a [[{{BFS}} BFS-wielding]] mercenary basically made ''Tellius'' a LighterAndSofter ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. Despite this, it manages to have ''the'' largest female-following of the settings, in no shortage to the ''gargantuan'' CastFullOfPrettyBoys, the deep storyline, characters and worldbuilding, and endless supply of strong female characters. And this series manages to have the most HoYay [[UpToEleven in a series]] ''[[UpToEleven full]]'' [[UpToEleven of Ho Yay.]]
* [[AntiHero Shadow the Hedgehog]] is disturbingly popular among ''SonicTheHedgehog'' fans.
** [[TheHero Sonic]] himself and [[TheRival Knuckles]] are no slouches either in the fangirl department. [[{{Ninja}} Espio]] also managed to attract quite a few when he was reintroduced into the franchise for ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''
* [[TheAtoner The Arbiter]] and the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sangheili/Elites]] ''as a whole'' have their own Estrogen Brigade, despite being giant space lizards with four mandibles instead of a lower jaw. Not to mention of course, the ''[[SuperSoldier Master]] [[OneManArmy Chief]]''. Despite ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] fanbase often being stereotyped as overly masculine, the fangirls are definitely out there.
** If you ever spot a group of ''Halo'' {{cosplay}}ers at a con, odds are at least a good third of those PoweredArmor-clad Spartans [[SamusIsAGirl will be female]].
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' all the way. If the hot, predominantly male cast isn't enough to satisfy you, then the ridiculous amounts of HoYay and/or FoeYay will.
* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'':
** Future Luke/[[spoiler: Clive]] is definitely the character that generates the most fangirls out of the series.
** Luke Triton is incredibly popular amongst the LoliconAndShotacon fangirls.
* ''Manga/InazumaEleven'' despite being a {{shonen}} series for children has admittedly made many a girl swoon over middle schoolers.
* Not even ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' is immune to this phenomenon. There are actually some girls on Website/{{Deviantart}} who insist that [[{{Metalhead}} Achmed]] is hot.
* ''{{Videogame/Portal 2}}'''s Wheatley has many, many fangirls, due to his [[{{Adorkable}} adorkability]] and the fact that he's voiced by Creator/StephenMerchant.
* With ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', there is an awful lot of fangirl-ing over both Cicero and Lucien Lachance from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' and ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' respectively.
* Back in the heyday of the Creator/{{Sierra}} adventure game fandom, you'd be hard-pressed to find a ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' fangirl that didn't have a crush on [[PrinceCharming Prince Alexander]], and you'd be equally hard-pressed to find a ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight'' fangirl that didn't have the hots for [[TragicVillain Von Glower]]. Probably no coincidence that they were both written (or largely written) by the same creator.
* ''{{VideoGame/Overwatch}}'' got one the second [[TheGunslinger Mc]][[BadassBaritone Cr]][[NiceHat ee]] premiered. And it quadrupled when they introduced [[WalkingShirtlessScene Han]][[DarkIsNotEvil zo]]. It makes more sense when you realize that every member of the cast could qualify as TroubledButCute.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Let's see, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is a pretty, pale, weepy JerkassWoobie with PuppyDogEyes. Oh, male fans, it's so cute of you to think that we fangirls give a damn about what he's reviewing. (This applies to nearly every man on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.)
** In a commentary, Doug and Malcolm surmise that this is the reason why minor side characters Devil Boner (shouty man in leather and eyeliner, with the added bonus of CharacterDevelopment that made him a feminist) and Benny (BiTheWay SharpDressedMan who is a badass assassin) became so popular so fast.
* Most of the writers of ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' have a large female ([[EvenTheGuysWantHim well, not necessarily...]]) fanbase who aren't there for the comedy. Most obvious example is Soren Bowie; the comment sections of his articles are filled with fans talking about how good looking he is and [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday men feeling the need to mention their heterosexuality]].
* Many viewers find [=NicePeter=], co-founder of the ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'', very attractive. Some have speculated that this is the reason why the characters he plays tend to win over [=EpicLLOYD=]'s characters in the fan polls.
* Now that he has a beard Jay Bauman from WebVideo/RedLetterMedia tends to attract a lot of attention on the live stream comments.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' and its [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce sequel]] are both aimed at preteen boys, but the shows have garnered a fair amount of teenage-and-up female fans. Some of them enjoy the show as an entity, but others just watch it for one of the male characters (or for the {{Shipping}}…). Kevin is the most popular ([[MrFanservice particularly when he grows up]]), but some girls prefer [[CoolOldGuy Grandpa Max]]. This seems to be a recurring theme for Creator/{{Man of Action|Studios}}, with similar fanbase for ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' and one already developing for ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'''s target demographic is 6-11 year old boys, so how do they explain [[http://community.livejournal.com/avatar_fans/2490894.html this]]? Perhaps to answer this question one should partake in a bit of a drinking game. Whenever you [[ShirtlessScene see a male character on Avatar lack a shirt]] take one shot. If you can see their chest but they still have their clothes on, take half a shot. There is your answer. [[note]]''Don't go through with this drinking game.'' Your liver will die before you're halfway through the episode.[[/note]] It ''is'' Website/LiveJournal and MostFanficWritersAreGirls.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' had a large female fanbase, despite being aimed at young boys. In fact, Creator/PaulDini set off a minor controversy after he explained to Creator/KevinSmith that one of the major reasons the show was ScrewedByTheNetwork [[http://io9.com/paul-dini-superhero-cartoon-execs-dont-want-largely-f-1483758317 was because it had too many female viewers in the eyes of the execs]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'' has always been aimed at boys, with female characters in the franchise few and far-between. Despite this, the series has a female fanbase -- which is commonly [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Fan_fiction portrayed]] in the fandom as being full of fangirls who ship [[FoeYay Megatron/Starscream]]. Starscream in general seems to be fangirl bait, no matter the [[Anime/UnicronTrilogy continuity]]. Nobody's really sure [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys why]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonBooster'' was also aimed at boys, with only a smattering of female characters. The message board which provided the nexus point for most of the fandom, however, has a substantial female population.
* ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'' was aimed at boys. Girls have fallen for it as well, however.
* The Warden from ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'', and by extension, [[InkSuitActor David Wain]] in ''Wainy Days''. David Wain [[http://yepimdavid.deviantart.com/ joined deviantART]]. He spends his time there adding sexy fanart of his character to his favourites. It's… unsettling.
* FanArt of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' tells a lot! It got parodied in the episode "The Ring", where they point out that most girls for the Jonas Brothers (or any boy band for that matter) just go to their concerts to look at them rather than listening to their music.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KingArthursDisasters'', Lancelot has his own little cult of ladies following him around in "The Yodeling Dolphin of Kirkwall" and "Mission: Implausible." Hell, some guards were hired in one episode to drive 'em away.
-->''Random girl takes a lock of Lancelot's hair''\\
'''Random Girl''': I'VE GOT SOME OF HIS HAIR!!!!!!
* Similarly to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', despite being originally aimed at boys aged below 12, has attracted many older female fans, mainly due to a crapload of characters serving the role of Estrogen Brigade Baits.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' apparently has a huge college age female following. A lot of that has to do with Vlad and Dark Danny.
* ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'' fans are mostly female. Most fan fictions are about the main hero Randy and self-insert characters. Also, the HoYay moments between Randy and Howard became of the most popular ships of the series.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has many female fans. Part of the reason could be the [[HeterosexualLifePartners close relationship]] between the main characters (making it a major target for the YaoiFangirls) and also because the show has many romance moments in some episodes.
* It's pretty safe to assume that ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' has plenty of female fans who fangirl over one of the eponymous penguins.
* A few teenage girls have been known to love the ComicStrip/USAcres segments of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
* Scarecrow is the most popular character from ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' among female fans.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' due to the cute shota characters and romance subplots in later episodes.
* Dipper Pines from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has a massive fangirl base.
** As does Grunkle Stan (whose fans have taken to call him [[FanNickname Hunkle Stan]]), [[spoiler: his brother Ford]], and, believe it or not, ''[[BigBad Bill]] [[EldritchAbomination Cipher]]''.
* The titular characters of ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' tend to get fawned over by little girls [[PeripheryDemographic and even women]] in some circles of the internet, they also have [[SelfFanservice a lot of romanticized/bishie-fied fanworks out there]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': The show has several female fans who fangirl over Mr. Cat.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' has a pretty decent fandom of teenage girls who love shipping the titular penguins with [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Marlene]], [[HoYay Julien or each other.]] Many of them also tend to fangirl over Skipper and [[NerdsAreSexy Kowalski]]. Hans is also pretty popular and tends to be [[FoeYay shipped with Skipper.]]
* Wilt from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' has ''quite'' the large fangirl base. There's even an entire [[http://www.fosters-home.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1913 thread on the Foster's forum]] dedicated to this fan demographic.
* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' is presumably supposed to be aimed at boys, given that there are only two girls part of the main cast. However, the show has gained many a fangirl, mostly due to [[{{Bishonen}} Keith]] and [[HeroicBuild Shiro]] (and, to a lesser extent, [[BigBeautifulMan Hunk]] and [[HandsomeLech Lance]]).

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_de_Saint-Just Saint-Just]] fans show up for the KnightTemplar, stay for the PrettyBoy. Saint-Just was so pretty, [[Manga/OniisamaE they named a]] {{Bifauxnen}} [[Manga/OniisamaE after him]]!
* Camille Desmoulins also qualifies in a slightly cuter, revolutionary-next-door way. Shouting love letters to his wife while he was being led to the guillotine? Awwwwwwww!
* UsefulNotes/BarackObama, his chief of staff, and for that matter most of his administration. [[http://community.livejournal.com/rahmbamarama True story]]. At least two entries in [[http://www.cracked.com/photoshop_15_the-campaigns-candidates-wish-they-could-run this]] {{Website/Cracked}} Photoshop Contest prove it as well.
* The Founding Fathers. The musical ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' probably helped cement this! [[StupidSexyFlanders Damn you, Mister Adams]].
** Now compounded times a thousand by the juggernaut that is ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' to the point where girls are casually referring to a politician from the 1700s as "Alex"
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_%26_Associates Johnny's Jimusho]]. A whole company full of pretty boys who sing, dance and act just for the sake of this trope
* UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin, what with him [[RatedMForManly hunting tigers]] and [[ShirtlessScene posing shirtless]].
* ''UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler'' actually had quite the female following during his initial campaign for office, with random women even trying to kiss him. No, [[https://i.imgur.com/vp0IB4X.gifv seriously]].
* [[http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/world-news/topless-tonga-flag-bearer-pita-8573242 Pita Taufatofua]], Tonga's [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]] and covered with coconut oil flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames 2016 Summer Olympics]] stole the hearts of women everywhere, as Savannah Guthrie, Jenna Bush and Hoda Kotb [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h8YBxsJjmc demonstrate]] on ''Series/{{Today}}''.