Even the Guys Want Him

Usui and his harem of swooning fan...boys?

"It is nae wonder", said the king,
"That my daughter’s love ye did win;
Had I been a woman, as I am a man,
My bedfellow ye should hae been."
— "Willie O'Winsbury", Child Ballad #100

A male character who is so good-looking and unintentionally charming that he becomes a babe and stud magnet, (the studs being either bisexual, or straight). Some of the other characters may question his sexuality and he'll keep them guessing, which results in Ho Yay... unless, of course, he is the love interest.

The only thing that saves him from becoming The Casanova or a harem manager is his complete obliviousness to his power to make women's knees go weak and men's eyes glittery. If he's aware of it, which is more likely if he's the main protagonist, he'll treat it as more of a curse than a blessing and be a staunch Chaste Hero or Celibate Hero; or, if he's Big Boss, he won't really care one way or the other.

Compare the Chick Magnet, which is just attracting the opposite sex. Occasional cause is Dude Looks Like a Lady (if straight guys fall for him because they think he's a girl) or The Dandy, though a polar opposite cause could be his sheer masculine appeal.

Has the Distaff Counterpart of Even the Girls Want Her, and for intersex characters, Everybody Wants the Hermaphrodite. The male form of Hello, Nurse! and polar opposite of the Casanova Wannabe. If the male character is wanted only by other male characters despite there also being females present they fall into Only Has Same-Sex Admirers. However, they can also develop into this.

Can lead to the character becoming memetic for his attractiveness. And it can also lead to the admirer(s) Jumping the Gender Barrier. Frequently overlaps with The Ace.

If his "admirers" include much younger characters as well as both sexes, he may be the series' Stacy's Mom.

Can be used quizzically in combination with Eating the Eye Candy and Female Gaze if such work is written, directed or produced by a gay man and it is presented from the perspective of a female character.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Prunus Girl: Aikawa. "It's okay because he's cute like a girl" is frequently brought up by guys in his presence. In addition, the straight Maki even ends up being If It's You, It's Okay for him.
  • Koutarou of Hands Off is pretty enough to have boys dress him up in girls clothes and perv on him with one going as far as to kiss him and attempt to rape him. Also his female classmates note his cuteness and his male friends don't mind getting affectionate with him.
    • Yuuto is a Chick Magnet and attracts a male Yandere who resorts to desperate measures to attempt to be with him.
  • Akira from Ai Ore! Love Me! Many boys at his school are infatuated with him because of his cute, feminine appearance.
  • Gate 7: Tokugawa Iemitsu. The Ten Braves seem to like Yukimura a lot too.
  • Wild Adapter: Kubota Makoto. Kubota and Tokito's relationship is intimate but ambiguous. Komiya, Sanada, and Sekiya have their moments with Kubota, too. Tokito is jealous of Anna, who reveals she once slept with Kubota.
  • Yamada Taro Monogatari: Not only is Taro a big Chick Magnet, he even manages to make Suguira fall for him.
  • Kagetora of Mirage of Blaze. Naoe is deeply in love with him.
  • In The Secret Devil-chan manga, when Kurosaki Sou's male classmates find out Devil-chan is actually a boy, they just don't care. To quote the manga: Cuteness is all that matters. A boy? So what if he's a boy?
  • Masa from My Bride Is a Mermaid. The first guy to "want" him was The Protagonist, Nagasumi himself, after he received CPR from him, which he mistook as a kiss (his first).
  • Gensoumaden Saiyuki and all its related movies, series, and manga. All four main characters, especially Sanzo, get quite a bit of male attention, notably from their foes. Goku had Homura get up close and personal, Hakkai had Chin Yisou (plus Li Touten's come-ons to Tenpou), Gojyo had Kami-sama...and poor Sanzo had Hazel, Go Dougan in Requiem, Rikudo, the bandits from Burial, and that one guy from the Reload anime with the puppets. Not to mention the way that Goku looks at Sanzo and Gojyo teases him about being pretty. Sanzo...does not always deal with this gracefully. One of his less rage-y reactions from early in Gensomaden:
    Guy: [leers and holds Sanzo's face] You're so pretty that you look like a woman.
    Sanzo: [calmly] I'm a man, though.
    Guy: [leers even more] I don't mind.
    Sanzo: [remains placid] Fool.
  • The Familiar of Zero: Saito. Even though he and Louise are in love with each other, that doesn't stop most of the women in the show from expressing interest in Saito at one time or another, most notably Siesta and Kirche. In addition to that, after his victory over Guiche, Saito becomes popular with the commoners and some nobles in the school, both male and female. Marto, the school's head cook is especially in awe of Saito for his victory and gives him free food because of it. He also affectionately calls him "Our Sword", embraces and even attempts to kiss. Later, in the last episode of season 2, Saito gives a sleeping Louise to Julio, who promises to watch her while Saito's out in battle. Saito tells him he's fighting for Louise's sake because he loves her, and Julio is so touched by this that he says to him with much adoration: "I wish to tell you I love you too." He even tells Saito during a fight with him that he wants to kiss him as well as Louise. Oh, and then there's Scarron, a Macho Camp inn manager, who has also taken a liking to Saito, saying that he is "just his type", attempts to plant a Forceful Kiss on him while hugging him, glomps him while releasing plenty of heart marks, and calling him "cute" and a "attractive guy".
  • Gankutsuou: The Count. Albert clearly has a huge crush on him. And then there's Albert himself. His best friend Franz is secretly and desperately in love with him, the Count develops some affection towards Albert (besides their Ho Yay Albert saves the Count with the power of love), and Peppo a male crossdresser seems to have a strong affection for Albert and enjoys teasing him whenever he can. He later falls deeply in love with Albert. Albert also ends up engaged to Eugenie who ends up falling in love with him too.
  • Jack Atlas of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, idolized by men and women everywhere to the point where he has his own action figure within the show itself...and it's shown in the loving possession of a young male cast member.
    • The hero Yusei himself. He was blatantly hit on by Yanagi, who at one point tried to give him a Smooch of Victory after Yusei won a duel. His cellmate Aoyama has also flirted with him. In the dub of episode 31, Crow suggests that if he and Yusei can't win this duel, they should book a room together in prison.
  • Judai of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, not enough to be a Boys Love show but nonetheless impossible to escape.
    • Also Johan. Judai himself is implied to have feelings for him. (Yubel called him out on it. Twice.)
  • Mamoru Chiba of Sailor Moon was surprisingly nice when Fisheye came on to him. Also, the plot of the Sailor Moon R Movie centered around a male alien's (Fiore) obsession with him.
  • Subverted in the episode of Princess Tutu, "Crime and Punishment". Femio thinks that everyone including pretty-boy Mytho is absolutely in love with him, but it's actually all in his head—Mytho was miming the "I Love You" mime as a way to fight against the Raven's blood tainting his heart.
  • Kyohei from The Wallflower, who has a history of losing jobs due to his bosses—both male and female—sexually harassing him, and his headmaster at his school also came on to him once.
  • In Haunted Junction, Akamanto Kamen/Red Mantle is a very attractive male ghost who charms all the girls of Saitou High on mere sight, except for School Council girl Mutsuki (she has a thing for younger males instead). When he takes off his mask to save a bunch of Brainwashed and Crazy boys from a curse cast by his rival and long-lost younger sister, the ghostly Femme Fatale Blue Spot Girl, even guys (included Haruto and Kazumi from the Saitou HS council) fall in love with him. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Griffith of the Berserk manga/anime. His subordinates consider him to be very handsome and are quite taken with him. Then there's the Stupid Sexy Flanders moments he causes (even in Guts who is primarily straight), the fact that his beautiful looks are frequently commented on by men and women and he's had sex with another man (Lord Gennon) for ulterior motives who had developed an attraction to him. Then there are the cases after his reincarnation where guys comment that even hearing his voice makes them feel funny things.
    • Guts as well. He's a major Chick Magnet and Griffith himself had a Yandere obsession toward Guts before the Eclipse and is implied to still retain some feelings for him afterwards. There's also a male soldier (Donovan) from Guts time in the army as a boy who had an interest in him and raped him.
  • From JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
    • Dio Brando. His insane level of charisma gets a lot of people to serve him, female and male alike. Joseph even mentions that this makes him very dangerous, as his minions are extremely loyal.
    • Jonathan has a love interest in Erina and Speedwagon is his #1 fanboy to the point of never marrying so he could spend time around him. Dio himself is also implied to have feelings of being a crazy yandere for Jonathan.
    • Joseph. He attracts girls and Santana, Wamuu, and Esidisi all have major Foe Yay towards him and Caesar appears to have Belligerent Sexual Tension towards him.
  • Monster:
    • Germany's most evil bishonen, Johan Liebert, has been described as beautiful more often by men than by women.
    • And then there's Roberto's huge Bodyguard Crush on him. Seriously, whenever the man talks about Johan you'd think they were lovers or something...
  • Ladios Sopp from The Five Star Stories manga. The movie it spawned has one of these moments in just about every volume in which he appears. To be fair, he is a god in disguise. His true form, Amaterasu the God Emperor of Light, sometimes gets this as well, but most people are too intimidated or outright terrified by him to say anything about it.
  • Yuki Sohma from Fruits Basket is popular among both males and females at his school. His older brother Ayame was also very popular with both genders in his school times. Not to mention that Haru once told Tohru that Yuki was his "first love." Also, Takei Makoto the Student Council president at Yuki and Tohru's school is shown to have a crush on Yuki, blushing whenever he is around and imagining him wearing a dress with a smile on his face.
  • Vampire Hunter D's leading character, D, is often called on his otherworldly beauty, with both genders commonly propositioning him. D's grandfather also has these effects on people.
    • In the original light novel series, D almost gets raped 3 times by men & Leon prevents two of them, one of those rape attempts included a kiss & getting to second base, and D gets 5 marriage requests from men.
  • Rosario + Vampire: Subverted with Fong-Fong, who was actually trying to recruit Tsukune into the Chinese Mafia. That said, Fong-Fong still has his moments, such as the second panel here. He also garners more Ho Yay from a male member of Fairy Tale who admits he has attachment to Tsukune. His friend admits he's jealous Tsukune was able to open his friends heart.
    • One-shot character and Charm Person Kotaro Ijuuin in Rosario + Vampire Capu2. Not only did his voice captivate nearly every girl in earshot, when Ginei attempted to stand up to him, even he was smitten.
  • From the opening credits, it's clear that Ichiro from Nerima Daikon Brothers is coveted by women, men and animals alike. Naturally, he works at a host club.
  • Ikki from Air Gear. Just ask Akito. Or Aeon Clock who once confessed his love for him by saying that his life is Ikki's "feathers" and that "my heart is still inside those wings engraved with the same time". Or possibly even Kazu.
  • The eponymous character of Hayate the Combat Butler is known to have androgynous features and has induced many a Stupid Sexy Flanders moment among guys every time he is forced to crossdress. This has actually made a fellow male combat butler, Kotetsu Segawa, become something of a persistent suitor even after he found out Hayate was actually a guy.
  • Yukito from Cardcaptor Sakura had Sakura, Syaoran, and Sakura's brother Touya vying for his affection. Also the wacky Genki Girl Akizuki, seemingly. She really wants his power, and doesn't particularly care that if she takes it, he'll die. Of course, Everyone Is Bi in the CCS universe anyway.
  • Train from Black Cat had three girls who fell for him—but, ironically, the man (the Big Bad) who fell for him is the one whose feelings for him are the deepest and most obsessive.
  • Akio from Revolutionary Girl Utena, and, for very different reasons, Touga. It's no real surprise when they start doing each other after Akio's first couple of appearances or that Saionji is implied to have feelings for Touga.
    • Miki is a major Chick Magnet, Touga hits on him in an early episode and in the novel version is actually banging him, and a male teacher had a thing for him which Kozue put a stop to.
    • There's also a scene where it's implied Saionji, Akio, and Touga had a three way.
  • Claus Valca from Last Exile, most notably in the episode "Fairy Chess", receives varying forms of potentially romantic attention from Lavie, Tatiana, Sophia, Dio, and Gale.
  • Masao Kirishima from Mars quickly attracts the attention of male and female students alike.
  • Sousuke Sagara from Full Metal Panic!. Sousuke managed to attract unwanted attention from Gauron ever since he was twelve. Seriously—when Gauron first saw him, he literally did a double take, parked his jeep, and tried to pick him up. Also, in episode 24 while Gauron's trying to blow himself and Sousuke up (possibly in his screwed-up mind, as a lover's double suicide), he cries out, "I LOVE YOU, KASHIM!" In Japanese, Gauron actually says "Aishiteru ze", which literally means "I love you" with all the romantic and sexual connotations attached to it. He also keeps calling Sousuke "Honey".
    • Zaied also quite possibly felt a bit more than friendship towards Sousuke. Especially considering the frequent, really Gaussian Girl-esque memories he had of playing half-naked in the water with young Sousuke. Or how, in the short amount of time he was shown, he's always constantly thinking about Sousuke and whispering his name. Not to mention that, although Sousuke doesn't hesitate to kill him, he ends up unable to bring himself to shoot Sousuke when he has the chance. And Zaied wasn't the only guerrilla that worked with Sousuke that probably wanted him—in the novels, it's made clear that Sousuke was aware that the other guerrillas he worked with treated him unusually nice, and many times it seemed likely that they would "attack him in his sleep" just because he was so darn pretty.
    • In the novels, Lemon seems to be Bi the Way towards Sousuke. Sure, he has a crush on Nami but there are the numerous times he's shown to have a strong attraction to Sousuke, despite Sousuke not even doing much besides being good looking and simply being there. When he first saw Sousuke, he thinks to himself that Sousuke is very good looking and "charming", despite Sousuke being completely emotionless (read: "eye candy"). Later, after Sousuke wins a tournament that helped win back Lemon's money, Lemon hugged Sousuke with "more passion than a french kiss would warrant", making Sousuke slightly uncomfortable. And later still, Lemon gets drunk, and subsequently invades Sousuke's personal space by hugging and groping him while blushing - which irritates Sousuke to no end.
    • In episode 11 from Fumoffu, a male trio from the Music Club challenges him to a bet—if he can pick up a girl, they'll pay for his meals, but if he can't, he has to, swim in a lake, naked, while they watch. He loses the bet (due to acting overly scary and violent). The other school girls watching are shown to be really excited to see his body.
    • And then in the manga there's a substitute swim teacher who takes an immediate interest in Sousuke and his abilities—an interest which apparently involves blushing, drooling, and having thoughts which are WAY too suggestive to not be taken as Hot for Student. And he is shown to be very obviously jealous and shocked when he interprets Kaname's "I work well with Sousuke because we have a bond" as being that they've done it.
    • Also, there's the elderly janitor for the school that is shown having a fantasy of having a threesome with Sousuke and Tsubaki. It was the most disgusting and disturbing images shown, ever. Brain Bleach will be needed for anyone who sets eyes on that.
  • D.Gray-Man:
    • Allen Walker inspires such a reaction, along with being a Chick Magnet. Rohfa is infatuated with him, Road claims to love him, and there are suggestions in the second novel that Lenalee may have a secret crush on him. Another interpretation is that For may have a crush too. And then he's shown to be able to manipulate Komurin—a male robot—by turning up his charm (complete with Bishie Sparkle) which makes Komurin fall for him. And possibly Lavi if his Ho Yay towards Allen is any indication.
      • Not to mention Road telling Lavi that Tyki likes Allen as she does (this being after it was established that she likes Allen enough to kiss him) and how Tyki definitely appears to have something for Allen.
      • There's also Jeryy, the Camp Gay cafeteria manager in the Black Order, who flirts with Allen and calls him "cute".
      • Johnny appears to be obsessed with Allen too.
    • Kanda. He's had guys hit on him before and Lavi is quite affectionate towards him, insists on calling him by his first name, and acts like a spurned lover whenever Kanda yells at him.
    • And Tyki. Cyril clearly likes the ladies but he is also obsessed with Tyki and even flirts with him a couple of times. He once said that Tyki's beauty arouses him, with Tyki replying "You're giving me goosebumps."
  • Kimihiro Watanuki from Xxx HO Li C. The Love Triangle he thought he was in? Well...he is interested in Himawari Kunogi and she kinda likes him back, but it turns out his "love rival" Shizuka Doumeki isn't interested in Himawari, like he believed, but in Watanuki himself. LOL CLAMP.
    • Also the shy little spirit, a fox dragon thing, and maybe Yuuko.
    • Oh, and you know Zashiki Warashi, that cute girl that's really shy and has a huge crush on Watanuki? In all likelihood, "she" is actually either a "he" or an "it", according to a CLAMP interview where they say that her being female is not necessarily the case. Coupled with the fact that Zashiki Warashi spirits are normally described as being young boys, along with how Ame-warashi usually says "this child" when referring to Zashiki Warashi instead of actually using a gender...
  • Peacemaker Kurogane:
    • Both played straight and played with in the case of Hijikata. He's portrayed, as in history, as extremely popular with the ladies, and even one major (male) villain in the manga was clearly attracted to him; however, in one conversation between Suzu and Tetsunosuke, when they are lampshading the similarities between their respective masters, Suzu goes into fanboy mode over Yoshida's attractiveness and sexual prowess, complete with an imagined Yoshida flaunting his sex appeal. Tetsunosuke, with a similar mental image of Hijikata, just seems disturbed by the thought.
    • And Tetsunosuke himself qualifies as Suzu has a considerable amount of Foe Yay towards him to the point of saying in the manga that he loves him, Heisuke has an attraction to adorable animals and calls Tetsu "Puppy boy", Susumu blushed around him and is hinted to really like him to the point of acting tsundere and seeking physical contact from him in the form of handholding to comfort himself, and he has a love interest in Saya.
  • In Future Diary, the male lead and cute little boy Yukiteru is constantly pursued by the absolutely psychotic Yuno. Apparently he has also elicited similar feelings of the Ho Yay variety in Akise Aru. In the spin-off, Akise goes as far to say that he's not gay, just Yukki-sexual.
  • Handsome Lech Hachibei Maeda in Ai Kora has a few girls in his harem that are either in love with him or grow to love him later on. Also, Haiji fell in love with him because Maeda has a "pure heart".
  • Outlaw Star has Gene, who initially has a thing going on with his partner Hilda, gains the affections of the lovely Melfina, has Ship Tease moments with Suzuka, and Fred Luo has a crush on him.
  • Midori Days: Seiji. Besides being a Chick Magnet, in the manga a rather cute boy named Kota falls in love with him as well.
  • Descendants of Darkness: Everybody wants Tsuzuki...it's not just Muraki. Let's see, there's Hisoka, Muraki (the most blatant one), Hijiri, the Count/Hakushaku (just as blatant as Muraki), Tatsumi, Watari (a one-time Stupid Sexy Flanders case), even his Shikigami...yup, everyone's gay for Tsuzuki.
  • An episode of the second Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei anime series shows even the boys in Nozomu Itoshiki's class would jump at the chance of a romantic relationship with him. Much to his despair, of course.
  • Fushigi Yuugi:
    • Tamahome. Canonically, Nakago has a one-sided obsession with him to the point of giving him a "Take That!" Kiss, Yui is in love with him to a Yandere-like degree, and he and Miaka are very much in love with each other. He is desired by Mayo as well. Also, Nuriko loved to tease him and once kissed him. Not to mention Vitriolic Best Friend with Ho Yay hints to Tasuki. Keisuke fawns over him quite a few times when he's at the real world.
    • Nakago himself, as well. He's wanted by both The Dragon (a Depraved Homosexual Master of Illusion) AND The Dark Chick (Shock and Awe Dark Action Girl) of his group, and Miaka went all googly-eyed when she went to Kutou to check on Yui, meet up with him and saw his face for the first time (he was wearing a helmet that hid a good part of his face at the beginning), before she knew he was the enemy.
    • Hotohori's got Nuriko and Lady Houki crazy for him, not to mention one of the Mt. Reikaku bandits was still infatuated with Hotohori after the Gender Reveal.
  • YuYu Hakusho: Kurama. He has a psychotic male stalker after him named Karasu. Many other demons seem to have a thing for him too.
  • Black Butler:
    • Sebastian Michaelis. Not only do Ciel's aunt Madame Red and maid Meirin find him attractive, so does a (transgender male-to-female) shinigami named Grell. Yaoi Fangirls claim Ciel wants him too. At the very least he can be possessive of Sebastian. Hell, in the anime, Sebastian takes this to a whole new extent: Even the DOG that sometimes takes on a human male form and an hermaphrodite angel want him. Also, in chapter 39, Ciel hosts a party with a lot of rich and powerful people present. One guest is a writer named Arthur Conan Doyle. While the rest of the guests mingle and drink wine, Arthur goes and sits by himself, feeling left out. Sebastian comes up to him and offers him a drink. When Arthur looks up to thank him for the drink he is left speechless, blushes, and thinks "Wow....What beauty and ambiance he has. He could appear in a book by Oscar Wilde". And as Sebastian walks off, Arthur sees sparkles appear around him and stares after him in shock while blushing and thinking "I see, when you become top class, your servants are also top class..." Sebastian has a natural seductive air about him, tends to attract girls, and cause a lot of Ho Yay. Finnian, in particular seems to be his fanboy due to admiring Sebastian and his skills greatly, as well as blushing and releasing hearts marks along with Meirin in regards to him in earlier chapters. As well as Lady Sullivan making sexual comments in regards to him, Matilda in the anime is willing to have sex with him, some female cultists go gaga over him, and Beast was seduced by him. Also, in episode 20 a guy tears Sebastian's shirt deliberately, who's shackled to a wall, and fawns over him saying "He's lovely!" He also is ordered to torture him, comments on his pretty eyes and says "Let's hear a nice scream from you, you pretty thing!" All while drooling. In general, men have a tendency to comment on his good looks and lose their personal space around him particularly Claude who randomly decides to fondle him in the middle of a fight. Also, Joanne is his hard core fanboy and seems turned on when Sebastian goes into sadistic tutor mode and Agni greatly admires him to the point of crying Tears of Joy in his presence.
    • Ciel has this issue a lot. He attracts perverted cultists, stalkers (like Baron Kevlin), and demons who want his soul (like Sebastian and Claude) with all the Ho Yay implications attached. And possibly Alois when he flirts with Ciel and tells him that he wants him and that he'll kill all his loved ones unless he agrees to become his. And he's even been flirted with by Aleister Chamber and Lau. And Undertaker has considerable Ho Yay towards him as well, like in chapter 64, when he expresses concern over how Sebastian seems to make Ciel miserable and states that he'll murder Sebastian so that Ciel can be happy again. He tends to be kidnapped and harassed because of his good looks, as well as causing Ho Yay between almost every male character he interacts with. There are multiple male extras making excuses to get close to him, touch him, and comment on his good looks. He also has Nina Hopkins interested in him, and Elizabeth as his fiance. Edgar, Soma, and Finnian are very admiring of him as well, and the other male members of the P4 at Weston College are mentioned to have taken "quite a fancy" to him as well as gaining fanboys amongst his classmates. Along with Ran Mao getting cozy with him and some women at a ball at Ciel's college are shown appreciating Ciel's looks and asking him to marry their sister. As well as Lady Sullivan expressing sexual interest in him.
    • Maurice Cole in the school arc of the manga is so handsome that he has plenty of fanboys.
      • All four of the prefects of Weston College have a lot fanboys in their fellow male classmates as well, particularly Edgar who has Maurice as a Crazy Jealous Guy over him. Taken Up to Eleven when they perform as singers as they garner blushing worship form both female and male fans.
    • In Chapter 74 when the men from Scarlet Fox Dorm make their appearance at a ball, namely Edgar and Joanne, we see two woman and one guy blush adoringly at the sight with heart marks behind them.
    • Edward joins them in chapter 222 when we see he has fanboys and fan girls who go gaga over his bad boy persona and are blushing and flustered at his charms. Soma is also a member of Phantom five and gets the same blushing worship, as well as what is implied to be a Bodyguard Crush from Agni. Even Ciel admits that Soma is good looking and would be perfect if he didn't have the emotional age of a preteen.
    • When Clayton is revealed to be Beautiful All Along in chapter 219 Soma states "Who knew you'd be such a looker?"
    • Alois. He was able to effortlessly seduce Lord Trancy into having sex with him, Claude and Hannah are revealed to have much romantic affection towards him, and the male Trancy triplet named Timber comments that he'd "be willing to" love Alois for how heated and passionate he can be and thinks he's cute when he cries. Aleister too when he calls Alois a "unsullied beauty" upon first seeing him. Even Ciel blushes and has a Stupid Sexy Flanders moment upon seeing Alois crossdressing as a female maid.
  • Nodame Cantabile: Chiaki. Okuyama certainly wants him. Unfortunately for Okuyama, so does Nodame.
  • Code Geass:
    • Lelouch Lamperouge. Milly, Shirley, Kallen and Kaguya are head-over-heels in love with him. (As well as 108 other girls. And maybe C.C.). And let's not even get into where Nunnally fits here...and then there's the love and psychotic devotion that Rolo has for him, and very possibly Suzaku...
      • With regards to Rolo, his voice actor has absolutely no doubt that Rolo is in love with Lelouch, as he explicitly mentions in more than one of his interviews about the character.
      • In one picture drama, Suzaku tells a cross-dressing Lelouch that he "looks beautiful", eats a piece of rice off of his face in one audio drama and ends up kissing him in another audio drama. And in the Turn 9.34 picture drama when C.C., Kallen, and Lelouch dress up as belly dancers to sneak into the Chinese Federation, C.C. and Kallen introduce Lelouch as their "beautiful older sister" and the men ogle him. Of course, Lelouch has a masculine voice, so when he speaks, they realize that he's a guy. However, one of the men says he doesn't mind because he thinks Lelouch is "beautiful".
      • Suzuaku once states that his most important person is a tie between Euphemia and Lelouch.
    • We can't forget Suzaku either. He has Euphemia's love, Nunnally seems to have a small crush on him, was briefly engaged to Kaguya and had Foe Yay with Kallen. Then he had HEAPS of Foe Yay with Lelouch as well, and his friend Gino just loves to drape himself all over Suzaku's shoulders...
    • Rai counts as well.
  • As the lead character in Fist of the North Star, Kenshiro is so manly and badass that not only do women want him (Yuria, Mamiya, Lin), Mr. Heart is all but gay for him too.
  • Loveless:
    • Ritsuka. Soubi, Yuiko (one of Ritsuka's female classmates), and his older brother Seimei are all in love with him. It's also pretty Squicky because Seimei's love for Ritsuka falls very deeply into incest territory. It's also implied that his (much older) psychologist has a crush on him as she takes him out on a "date" in an early volume. As well as Natsuo and Youji's behavior towards Ritsuka especially in volumes 10 and 11. Even his straight male classmates comment on his pretty looks.
    • Soubi as well, what with him receiving Ho Yay from Kio, and Ritsu-sensei and Ritsuka is shown to develop feelings for Soubi later.
    • Seimei gets attention from Nisei too.
  • Kei/Megumi Yoshikawa reluctantly filled this role in the The Day of Revolution and all bets are off after he Jumps The Gender Barrier and his (now her) True Companions are no longer subject to that particular inhibition. After Kei becomes Megumi, it's poor Mikoto's turn in the barrel.
    • It's interesting to note that Kei/Megumi and Mikoto's similar experiences resisting unwanted male advances is what actually draws them together in the first place.
  • Several males from Axis Powers Hetalia:
    • Italy has the most Ho Yay moments with Germany and the two are implied to be the Official Couple. France also hints that he wants to engage in sex with Italy in one strip. Prussia is shown to like Italy very much, considering him "cute" and going as far as to ask him on a date, only for Italy to be oblivious to his question (as he was fixated on Prussia's bird). Spain seems to like Italy very much as well.
    • France invokes the trope several times by groping Austria and commenting on how attractive he finds him (and Italy), but also by trying to do something perverted to England when England was bedridden. Not to mention him commenting on how cute he finds China and America. Or commenting on how cute he finds Romano and that he wants him. Or groping and kissing Spain. Or hitting on Germany in the manga, while begging him to let him touch his chest. As well as expressing interest in Sealand.
    • America, in turn, has England very likely after him (even if he denies it), and two or three sketches have him swooned at by many girls. Also, Russia is implied to want to roughly kiss America, France calls him "cute", and Cananda fawns over him in the Hetalia World Stars manga. Female!Japan is stated to have a complicated yearning for female!America which is implied to carry over to their male persona.
    • Russia's relationship with Lithuania, the latter being the only one who could make him happy. And there's Poland around, too who has implications of liking Lithuania in a more than plantonic manner.
    • Even Russia as his sister is in love with him and France hits on him at one point and called him cute.
    • South Korea is very "affectionate" towards his brothers China and Japan...and he shows it by groping them.
    • Russia has Ho Yay towards China as well, much to the latter's horror. Russia has been seen sitting with China at the Allies Forces meetings, stalking China in a panda suit, and defends China against France and England at one moment then prompts him to live with him the next.
    • Japan is liked by both Greece and Turkey, spurning their rivalry even more, with Greece in the lead, especially after giving a "private lesson" to poor Japan. Russia also has something for Japan. Belarus refers to Japan as "the one Big Brother wants" and that he has said "I want him, I want him" in Russia's CD single mini-drama, and Russia says to Japan that "you're bottom" and "under my power".
    • Sweden considers Finland his "wife" and is gay for him.
    • Romano as well. Spain seems to like him a lot and France once called him cute and stated that he wants him.
  • Kazuto ("Towa") Sakuma from Sensual Phrase. His androgynous good looks make not only women but also men swoon over him. He is...not amused.
  • Miller from Kaguya Hime gets this when they don't mistake him for a girl.
  • Souma Saiki from Sakura Gari. He sleeps around a lot with both men and women, and due to his gorgeous looks, its mentioned that they all become extremely possessive of him when he tries to get them to leave him alone. Some of them even try to Murder the Hypotenuse in the hopes of having Souma for themselves. And yes, he got this kind of attention during his childhood as well which led to him being a victim of sexual abuse and rape.
    • You can't forget Masataka, who has Souma himself lusting after him, as well as Katsuragi's unsavory interest in him.
  • Thor from Jyu-Oh-Sei:
    Zabi: You're beautiful...such a rare sight in such an ugly world.
    Thor: Beautiful? Don't you usually say things like that to girls?
  • Prince in ½ Prince. The female main character is the only female who plays as a male in a hugely popular online game. The gay guy in her party, who's her university lecturer IRL, is infatuated with her Bishōnen character. Also, Prince acquires a large Unwanted Harem of both male and female admirers.
  • Dr. Naoki Irie from Itazura Na Kiss. The flamboyant Motoki is constantly lusting after him.
  • Kyou Kara Maou:
  • Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts:
    • Akihisa Yoshii has five people that like him, including another guy and his sister. He was also originally rated #1 by the schools group of gay guys.
    • And then there's Hideyoshi Kinoshita. There are subtle hints in the novel that Hideyoshi might have a small crush on Yoshii too. This is brought up in the anime series when Yoshii says it is Minami's boyishness rather than girlishness that makes her attractive to him.
  • Memori from Game×Rush. Played for comedy, when the judo team ("Can I call you 'Big Brother'?!"), the G-ing bodyguards, and the male kids at the elementary school become big fans of Memori.
  • Kaze to Ki no Uta:
    • It seems like almost every male character has or would be willing to have sex with Gilbert.
    • Serge is already a Chick Magnet and also attracts attention from Gilbert, Sebastien, and Rosemarine.
    • Rosemarine has got Jules in love with him.
  • Naruse Fuuta of Kawaii Akuma. He's so pretty and cute that everyone in his school, guys and girls alike, frequently comment on his beauty, fawn over him, wait on him hand and foot, act incredibly protective of him, and get jealous if he spends too much time with his boyfriend, Akiyoshi. Akiyoshi himself also counts as Naruse is obsessively and unhealthily in love with him, and he also had a fellow classmate try to jump him while his back was turned and a straight guy mentioned he wouldn't mind kissing Akiyoshi since he's so cute without his glasses.
  • Ayase of Okane Ga Nai is an extreme case where 95% of the straight guys he meets will either fall in love with him or simply want to have sex with him. This was lampshaded in an omake at the end of Chapter 39, where the auto mechanic thinks about how both President Kanou and his employee Kuba seem to be in love with Ayase but claim they're not gay. He then looks at his employees who are all drooling over Ayase, and concludes that Ayase-fever must be contagious.
    • Ironically, the only men who aren't interested in Ayase at all are the gay guys. Who are interested in Kanou. Which makes sense, actually: Ayase is attractive to females because he's a Bishounen and attractive to straight males because he's delicate and pretty and adorable., while Kanou is attractive to the gay males (also females) because he's, like, crazy-uber-masculine , which fits in the Bara Genre stereotype that Japanese gay men are more fond of.
  • Masashi of Onii-chan to Issho. Mizusawa falls for a cross-dressing Masashi and calls him "Boss Lady". This does not desist even when Masashi is dressed in masculine clothing. In general, most men who do not realize Masashi's true gender are attracted to him. Additionally, from Tsuyoshi's point of view, this trope also applies to Rin, his Unlucky Childhood Friend.
  • Alviss of MÄR. "Man, Alviss-dono is popular among both men and women!", as stated by Edward during episode 88's Mär Heaven Network. Also, his enemy Phantom attempts to kiss him twice, brainwashes him and keeps him chained to his throne, and Alviss was practically molested by him.
  • Katekyō Hitman Reborn!:
    • Ryohei has had Lussuria go into fanboy mode over his muscular physique, declare that he's just his type, and promptly decide to take him home and make him a part of his "collection".
    • Tsuna. Gokudera's, Yamamoto's, Dino's, Enma's, and Mukuro's actions around him certainly says much. Gokudera, in particular is his hardcore fanboy.
    • Also, Xanxus views everyone as trash, but has something for the one who defeated him—aka Tsuna.
    • Tsuna's former rivals and enemies have become quite affectionate and friendly to him since being defeated by him.
    • Mukuro too. Ken and Chikusa really like him.
    • Dino as well. Tsuna really likes him and looks up to him and in chapter 364 when Dino introduces himself as Tsuna's new English teacher we get a reaction shot of the class with the girls and one boy blushing here.
  • In the first episode of Death Note, a surprising number of men seem to be checking out Light. At each crossing he stops at, someone is giving him a sideways glance. And then there's his slightly too agog teacher when he listens to Light translate some lines to Japanese.
    • Let's see, you've got like every background character in episode 1, Ryuk follows him around everywhere, Raye Penber The Stalker, L and his weird obsession and surveillance cameras, Misa showing up on his door step, Takada directly asking him out, Matsuda and Mikami the Fanboys, and Near with his creepy smiles and rapist vibes and he keeps calling and hanging up and how in the manga he wanted to keep Light...Kira is a wanted man.
  • Gokusen:
  • Kyo Sogoru of Zegapain. He has a Straight Gay character named Lu Sheng who loves him and possibly also Tomigai since he was willing to give his Sacred First Kiss to Kyo while filming a love scene for a movie Ryoko was making.
  • Kou Ichinomiya from Arakawa Under the Bridge. Takai, who's Straight Gay, is very crazy for him.
  • Minamoto from Zettai Karen Children. Kyosuke certainly wants him and Sakaki does too.
  • Maid-Sama!: Usui in the anime adaptation. Can't blame them. Even straight guys in Real Life want to kiss him!
  • The Tower of Druaga: Utu. When Jil first sees him without his helmet on, he blushes and says he didn't think Utu would be that good looking.
  • Pandora Hearts: Oz, Gil, and Break apply. Gil is heavily implied to be in love with Oz, and Break sometimes engages in some playful flirting with Oz as well. Plus, when he was disguised as a maid a male worker seemed to approve blushed heavily at the sight which and Oz complained it made him look like he was hot for him and Gil agreed with the man saying Oz looked "gorgeous". Also, Vincent is a Crazy Jealous Guy for Gil (who is already a Chick Magnet) and Break likes to flirt with Gil. Oz can get pretty possessive about Gil at times too. Break also garnered a crush from Sharon and when he crossdressed Oz comments that he feels his heart beating madly and says he feels slightly attracted to Break when he's like this.
    • Isla Yura is a huge Jack/Oz fanboy to the point of blushing while fawning over Oz/Jack, following him around, and releasing heart marks.
  • Yuki of Betrayal Knows My Name. Almost everyone in the cast absolutely adores and loves him, including the main villain.
    • Also Luka—he is a major Chick Magnet and male!Yuki has mutual Ho Yay with him. Elegy, who is said to be male in the manga, has a romantic/sexual obsession with him.
  • Angel Beats!
    • Otonashi. Naoi is obsessed in a Ho Yay-riffic kind of way with him and is his hardcore fanboy. Hinata has his fair share of moments where he seems interested in Otonashi, though he denies being gay. Igarashi, the guy who helped Otonashi take care of the train crash survivors, shows some of this towards him, too.
    • T.K. saying in episode 12 when he saw Matsushita all slim and fit and without a shirt. "Tasty Candy."
  • Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion. Played straight, subverted, or both at once, depending on how you look at it. His interactions with Kaworu fall very deeply into Ho Yay territory, but end very messily. None of his relationships with the other characters turn out well either, due to his insecurities and everyone else's unique psychological issues.
    • On the other hand, Ryoji Kaji jokingly(?) flirts with him in Rebuild 2.0, and, in Shinji Ikari Raising Project, Shinji gets unwanted attention from both Kaworu and Gendo.
      • There's a deleted/alternate scene on the 2.22 DVD where Kaji is introduced in a tram car, which ends with him suddenly saying "I love you" to Shinji before ducking out.
    • And Kaworu himself as well, as Shinji appears to be If It's You, It's Okay towards him.
      • Rebuild 3.33 expands on the relationship between Shinji and Kaworu much more than in NGE. In fact, they spend half the entire movie just elaborating on this, mostly because Kaworu was actually a surprisingly popular character, despite being an Angel. He's also the only person who manages to make Shinji smile at all in 3.33, referencing his famous line from 2.22: "I'll make you happy this time, Shinji-kun."
  • Otomen:
    • Asuka is regarded as "the kind of guy other men fall in love with" by members of his kendo club. When he's rumored to move to America he even gets a group of guys confessing their love for him.
    • And then there's Juuta, who doesn't even hide the fact that he finds Asuka very charming, calls him Asuka-chan, tends to lose his sense of personal space around him, and even flirts with him a few times.
  • Shungo from Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun. In episode three, he has groups of Macho Camp guys fawning over him and trying to come on to him. Also, Mayu's older brother Mikihiro has Ho Yay towards Shungo. He often goes out of his way to playfully tease him by getting in his face (literally), cornering him when no one's around, holding him close to his body so he can't get away when dragging him off to train, and even stalking him.
  • Tesshou from Wild Life. Professor Ryoto constantly hits on him.
  • Cain from Count Cain. Oscar is in love with him. Also he gets some girls that like him and a few ambiguously intimate moments with Riff his butler. There's also Ariel (a boy) calling Cain "cute".
  • Naruto.
    • Kakashi. In one filler scene, a ramen waitress and her father blush and get all googly-eyed upon seeing Kakashi's handsome face.
    • Naruto gains a Chick Magnet status following saving Konoha and his defeat of Gaara and positive influence in his life has turned him into his fanboy. He outright states that everything he had to endure in his life was worth it because he got to meet Naruto and that meeting Naruto was the best moment of his life. He also thinks of Naruto a lot, worries over him, and touches him a lot. Orochimaru and Kabuto also flirt with him once and call him "cute". Jiraiya, who's primarily straight and into the ladies, even seemed to be hitting on him in one scene with (Japanese sub) "You're quite sexy when you get naked" and (English dub) "You know, you have quite a tight, sexy, little body."
    • And that's without getting into the massive amount of Ho Yay Naruto and Sasuke have in canon with occasional hints of something more going on even after both get married to girls.
    • Sasuke is a Chick Magnet and has Orochimaru directing uncomfortable subtext towards him by calling him "beautiful" and wanting his body and Udon was once shown going all googly eyed over Sasuke after he saved them from Kankuro.
  • Tooru, Yuujiro, and Mikoto from Princess Princess. Basically, the whole plot involves the three girly-looking men in an all-boys high school dressing up as "Princesses" in Elegant Gothic Lolita clothing in order to be fawned over and adored by the general student population. They also have a tendency to be hit on by guys even when they're not in "Princess" clothing and Yuujiro himself seems to have considerable Ho Yay towards Tooru, which is occasionally reciprocated.
  • Kaname from Vampire Knight has this "problem". He already has Yuki, Ruka, Sara, and countless screaming Day Class girls who want him. Not to mention all those Nobles practically shoving their daughters at him at the Aido family's soirée. But on top of all this, he has a very one-sided bromance with Hanabusa, and if you look closely there's a guy in line to give him chocolates in the Valentines Day chapter. And then there's Ichijou's loyalty and concern for Kaname brought to new and interesting heights as of the latest chapter if his conversation with Yuuki is anything to go by.
  • Kanata from Oto x Maho. Everyone wants him, be they male, female, straight, gay—you name it, they want him.
  • Daisuke from D.N.Angel. He's subject to some major Ho Yay whenever Satoshi and Keiji are around, and he also gets some Ho Yay with Dark and Rokuto. It is hinted that Satoshi may have romantic feelings for Daisuke. When this is brought up, he doesn't openly confess to anything, though he never denies the accusations either. If anything, he encourages the idea, which has led to the source of much confusion regarding his motives. It has even been stated outright by Dark that Daisuke is the one who causes Satoshi to turn into Krad. Krad himself has also hinted at Satoshi possibly wanting more than a friendship from Daisuke at least once in the anime, and more than twice in the manga.
  • Takara from Moe Kare. The entire school seems to love him regardless of gender or age.
  • Psyren: Ageha Yoshina. Oboro likes him a lot.
  • Kamui from X1999. Sorata Arisugawa gets pretty flirty with him in the early chapters of the manga and Fuma and Keiichi have Ho Yay towards him. Fuma too as Kamui has mutual Ho Yay towards him as well. And while Subaru has a Big Brother Mentor approach to him, they don't exactly escape the Ho Yay either.
    • Seishirou, too. Not only does Subaru still struggle with his feelings for him despite their bloody history, but he and Fuma got along scarily well when they met.
  • Takuto Tsunashi from Star Driver.
  • Natsume's Book of Friends:
  • Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru has Minoru, who is lusted after and almost raped by Pedro, a Brazilian martial artist.
  • Shido from Nightwalker. Cain has kissed him, said that he loves him, and stalks him.
  • Naru Taru: Takeo Tsurumaru. Norio is secretly in love with him.
  • Karakurizoushi Ayatsuri Sakon: Sakon. He melts the girls around him and he seems to be a little bit aware of this fact but he is too shy to do something about. His friend Fujita says, "Although I'm a guy, I think he is hot stuff."
  • Barajou no Kiss: Tenjou is shown having a horde of adoring fans of both genders. His vice president is rather, ah, devoted.
  • Blood+: In the novels, Kai muses to himself that even guys like him wouldn't be able to deny how attractive Haji is.
  • Clover: Kazuhiko. Barus is especially fond of him, and likes to call him his "prince". And, uh, snuggle with his severed hand at night.
  • Kuranosuke from Princess Jellyfish who gets endless crushes from girls and a few guys blush around him and comment on his attractiveness with one older guy being outright attracted to him.
  • Kaoru of ...Virgin Love is frequently mistaken for a model, turns heads wherever he goes, and even his lover is a former ladykiller who was more than willing to make an exception based on his looks.
  • Gravitation:
    • Shuichi Shindou. He and Yuki are lovers, Hiro seems to be willing to make an exception for him, and it was revealed in the sequel series that Ryuichi has the hots for him as well.
    • Ryuichi and Yuki themselves, too. Tatsuha and Touma, have feelings for them respectively and Shuichi is dating Yuki.
  • No. 6: Nezumi, when the two mooks called him a "fine jewel" and demanded that he "play" with them as "payment" from him after he kisses the prostitute. It's implied they meant kissing/sex. Also implied by Rikiga when he flirts with Nezumi and offers him a job as a gigolo and he gets angry over how Nezumi fooled him with his pretty face that is hiding a sly and caustic personality. Inukashi (who is dfab but seems to present as male) has to remind him that Nezumi is a guy though they also have a tsundere affection towards Nezumi and comment on his good looks. Sion has mutual Homoerotic Subtext with him, kisses him on the lips twice, says he's drawn to and in love with Nezumi, and in the novels finds himself feeling sexually tempted by Nezumi. And he sometimes uses his sex appeal to charm other guys into doing things for him. In chapter 14, a male top No. 6 official also hits on him before Nezumi tortures him.
    • And not to mention Shion, who is the target of love by Safu (with her going as far to demand he have sex with her), gets kissed and propositioned by a female prostitute, has Inukashi, who is implied to be dfab and presents as male, act in a tsundere and very affectionate manner towards him occasionally which includes Lecherous Licking, has Homoerotic Subtext with Nezumi in the most blatant case and is even kissed by him. Also, in chapter 6, a random guy comes up to Sion and hits on him, saying, "You're very pretty, like a doll" and tries to force him to have meat and alcohol with him. Rikiga even gets in on the act at times as he calls Shion an angel and a saint with pretty eyes, believes the best of him and that he can do no harm, goes out of his way to be nice to him and help him with others telling Rikiga it's not in his nature to be so nice, and offers to buy him new things as well as worries over him.
  • Shin from Nana.
  • Ranmarou from Ikoku Irokoi Romantan. Even Gondou, who is straight and in love with Kaouru, is tempted by him.
  • Riki from Ai no Kusabi. He's got both Iason and Guy crazy for him. Also, the novel explains that a lot of men out there want Riki. Even the guys of his gang.
  • Florian from Gorgeous Carat. It's the Purple Eyes and pretty boy looks.
  • Both Mochizuki and Honma of Boku No Sexual Harassment.
  • Dee and Ryo from FAKE. Jemmy and Berkeley anyone? Not to mention that Dee and Ryo are a couple.
  • Takahashi Misaki from Junjou Romantica. Usagi, Haruhiko, and Ijuuin have passionate feelings for Misaki.
  • Ranmaru from Kizuna. Repeatedly, to the point where even his kendo club members tend to have a thing for him. Even guys trying to kill him seem to have enough time to remark on how hot he is. Although, really, it's not like you could blame them.
  • Sora from Sukisho. Sunao and Hiromu Sakura are in love with him and Minato has attempted to have sex with him. Sunao too. He has Sora as a lover and many guys have flirted with him or commented on how attractive he is. And Nagase Kai, as Gaku Ichikawa is in love with him and Kai Nanami has Shinichirou as a lover and has had Soushi come on to him.
  • Takuto Izumi from Zetsuai 1989. Kouji, despite being a womanizer, was more than willing to make an exception for him.
  • Takanari from Shinshi Doumei Cross. Maguri has a completely obvious and unabashed crush on him.
  • Tokidoki "Toki" Rikugou of Amatsuki. Kurotobi constantly hits on Toki, calls him cute and touches him a lot. Other characters in the series, male or female, also show interest in him.
  • Negi from Mahou Sensei Negima! is a major Chick Magnet already, but in this chapter is appears that he has his arch-rival Fate as a possible love interest pining for his affections. The end of the chapter even reads that the strongest love (?) rival appears. So yup, he counts, and we're damn shocked it took this long. It even continues into the sequel.
  • Makoto Fujitani from Karin. Lots of guys seem enamored with him because of his beautiful looks and have frequently tried to jump him.
    • Ren is good looking enough to attract numerous woman and Makoto and the male student council presidents get flustered around him and are enamored by his good looks.
  • Antique Bakery: Ono has a reputation as a "Gay of Demonic Charm" and has been fired multiple times for (sometimes accidentally) charming his straight coworkers and bosses.
  • Kinjiro from Airmaster. One guy (Nagato) says he wants to have his babies and asks him for a kiss which he reluctantly gives to take the pain of an injury away.
  • Hei of Darker Than Black is a major Chick Magnet. In the second season, Genma declares his love for him.
  • The titular character of Kunisaki Izumo no Jijou often attracts unwanted attention from guys due to his looks. Being a natural in playing as an onnagatanote  in kabuki does not help either (at least in his opinion).
  • Breakfast Club: Akira.
  • Vassalord:
    • Pretty much everyone who comes across Rayflo wants to sleep with him.
    • Charley also gets attention from Rayflo and at the end they become an Official Couple.
  • Get Backers has Kazuki. Also, there's Ban. Takuma Fudou has a one-sided homoerotic obsession with him.
  • In InuYasha, Inuyasha found himself on the receiving end of Jakotsu's attentions, who was quite determined to show Inuyasha the affection he always gives to his favorites...which involves death and carved ears. Jakotsu did also admit that he found Miroku and Sesshoumaru very attractive as well...but his heart was now loyal to Inuyasha.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has Kamina, Simon, Viral, and Rossiu. Leeron openly flirts with all of them at one point or another.
  • Brief from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Unfortunately for him, he is usually the object of bondage-obsessed Garterbelt's affections.
  • Okiura from Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho. In the manga, he ends up attracting a Straight Gay character.
  • George from Paradise Kiss.
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Seijiro Hiko, full stop. Kenshin to an extent.
  • Vash of Trigun. His brother Knives has a very twisted love for him and Legato seems to be hitting on him at one point. Knives as well as Legato has a twisted love for him.
  • Kare Kano: Arima Soichiro has the power to inspire blushes and dreamy feelings in any male he sees.
  • Ranma ½: During the Koi Rod arc Ranma (in both his male and female forms) falls in love with Ryoga due to being hit with the fishing rod of love, causing much fan rejoice from the shippers.
  • Gon of Hunter × Hunter. Killua has considerable Ho Yay towards him and Hisoka clearly has the hots for him. He's also a Chick Magnet.
    • Killua has his brother and Gon showing affection towards him.
    • Kurapika garners attention from men for his beautiful looks.
  • Ludwig of Ludwig Revolution. Very much canon with Julius's interest in Ludwig.
  • Played straight in Doushitemo Furetakunai: The main character captures the attention of several "straight" guys during the story.
  • Magic Knight Rayearth: Zagato. Innouva (male) is in love with him and so is Alcyone (female).
  • Busou Renkin: Kazuki. Tokiko eventually falls in love with him and decides to stay at his side, and it's very obvious that Papillon is obsessed with him as well.
  • Persona 4: The Animation has Yu Narukami a.k.a. the Main Character. During Episode 19, Yosuke apparently has very confusing feelings for him during the group date. Which actually comes from an event in the game, only with the Ho Yay amped Up to Eleven.
  • Phi Brain: Puzzle of God: Kaito. Very, very blatant with Rook and Cubic's interest in him.
  • Battle Spirits: J.
  • Brave10 has its share:
  • Kamisama Kiss.
    • Kurama. In-universe and out-universe.
    • Tomo gets a lot of girls after him as well as Akura acting like a Crazy Jealous Guy for him.
    • Ookuninushi is also a Chick Magnet and has Otohiko head over heels for him.
  • Ko Kijin in Saiunkoku Monogatari is so beautiful that when he took the examination to qualify for government office, his looks distracted the other candidates so much that only he and two other people—both friends of his who were already accustomed to his beauty—were able to pass the exams, and thirty officials had to be fired for forgetting to ring the bell to signal the end of the exam period. He eventually took to wearing a mask constantly in order to hide his face, and even the threat of having him take off his mask during court is enough to cause chaos; when he actually takes it off, it entrances anyone who looks at him and sends several men into hysterics.
  • Inugami of Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest is lusted after by Haguro and Ryuuko after they learn of his werewolf form. Local Hot Teacher Aoshika develops a crush on him as well.
  • Mawaru-Penguindrum: The seventh audio drama reveals that Shouma's friend Yamashita has a crush on him.
  • Corsair: Canale, the resident blind Long-Haired Pretty Boy, gets raped/attempted raped fairly consistently from the age of seven upwards. His brother has an unwanted lust for him. Ayace's in love with him.
  • Seimaden: Laures is hit by this so very much. Tetius, Count Berk, and Count Marion all want him due to his beauty and strength.
  • Love Pistols: Half of the cast really. Played for humor in Norio's case, since it scares the hell out of him when his Smells Sexy pheromones suddenly kick in.
  • Lotte no Omocha: Naoya. When in a dress, he was ogled by the men in the Queen's harem and Kilik, and in normal clothes, by Griselda's mentor and adopted father, Atori (unknown to poor Griselda).
  • Hana no Mizo Shiru: Misaki. Kind of a given, since it's a Boys Love manga, but in addition to Arikawa and Kawabata, it's also generally said around school that his feminine looks attract men (and that he was sexually harassed by a male upperclassman one year).
  • A Cruel God Reigns: Ian, although it is often played for laughs. This also applies to Jeremy several times.
  • Kirito of Sword Art Online: Almost every girl Kirito meets seems to fall for him, and it's also heavily implied that Klein, a male character, has a thing for Kirito.
  • The Ping-Pong Club: Yusuke to the point that when in drag his classmates declare him more beautiful than any woman.
  • One Piece
    • During the Dressrosa arc, when "White Horse" Cavendish, the "Prince Pirate" and captain of the Beautiful Pirates is introduced, several women faint from his mere appearance. He also attracts quite a few admiring looks and comments from the men (who all happen to be rough and tough gladiators), too.
    • Luffy is a major Chick Magnet and the very male Bartolomeo is obsessed with Luffy. He blushes and stutters more than lovesick Hancock. Then there's when they meet during episode 658. LOTS of sparkles, Bartolomeo is acting like a lovesick schoolgirl, and we're treated to him seeing a bishounen Luffy, which is the same thing Hancock does.
    • Sanji. Duval's reveals he's got a crush on Sanji. And he had drag queens on Okama Island flirting with him and dressing him up for two years. Also the two men on Fishman Island who gave him blood transfusions.
  • Unrepentant Mad Scientist bastard he may be, even the most vehement of Huey Laforet's detractors in Baccano! will openly admit he's a damn pretty man. One of Victor's many complaints about Huey is that, along with being a crazy, dangerous, and morally bankrupt genius who will do anything For Science!, he's also "too goddamn handsome for [his] own good."
    • Firo is pretty enough to have had defend himself from a rape attempt by a guy that mistook him as a girl and was told that he'd probably be popular among the male inmates if he ended up in prison.
  • Ayumu Mikoshiba from Otasuke Miko Miko-chan by virtue of his extremely attractive effeminate looks. Amplified when he cross-dresses.
  • Several examples in Makai Ouji
    • Sitri whose Instant Fan Club at school consists of over 200 members. At the all-boys Boarding School he attends, he's the closest thing to a girl. Also, Baalberith calls Sytry his "Beautiful doll" and is heavily implied to have kissed him off screen. Metatron carries Sytry bridal style in heaven. It's also implied he kissed Sytry at the end of the chapter. While disguised as a young student at William's school Metatron says Sytry is cute and that he wishes he could marry him. Sytry is unconcerned that they're both men, instead stating it's unfortunate that he (Sytry) is an expensive date.
    • Solomon/Willaim. He gets ship tease with all the pillars we've seen him interact with, Kevin and Dantalion have affection towards them both, and not to mention that the ending theme of the anime is basically Dantalion, Sytry, and Camio declaring their unrequited love for both William and Solomon.
    • Dantalion gets a lot of fanboys in William's school due to his sheer machoism.
    • When the younger students send letters to upperclassmen they admire requesting to be their fags (butlers), they're compared to love letters and both Dantalion and Sytry get tons of them. When Dantalion watches William's first meeting with Sean, at first he assumes it's a date, then gets jealous because he wants William's "affection" for himself.
      • While Dantalion and Sytry get off screen scene, Camio as the head boy get an on screen scene of a boy requesting to be his fag, and the said boy is moaning about not wanting to be anyone else's fag but Camio's. The scene is complete with flying hearts.
  • Aoi from Aoi Destruction is constantly being hit on by men and has a legion of lovestruck boys. He's nearly forty but looks like a middle school girl.
  • Of a similar nature, in Gunsmith Cats, Bean manages to get a proclamation of sexual/romantic interest from Misty Brown, an out and open lesbian who otherwise spends most of the series pursuing Rally (herself a currently celibate lesbian) and ends up as the lover of Psycho Lesbian Goldie. Admittedly, this happened after he took a bullet to save her.
  • In High School D×D, Issei Hyoudou, who's also one powerful Chick Magnet, starts to attract male admirers, which greatly annoys and embarrasses him since he's straight and worries that this will ruin his chances of attracting women. Yuuto Kiba and Gasper Vladi would like to have a word on the matter, haremettes.
    • Gasper was able to collect fanboys for his effeminate appearance despite the fact that they know that he's male.
  • Tokyo Ghoul
    • Kaneki/Sasaki. His list of admirers include a female investigator in the first chapter of re who was flirting with him, Rize whom was attracted to him as soon as she saw him and hunted him, Tsukiyama, who has obsessive Ho Yay towards Kaneki to the point of being described as "loving Kaneki above all other things" and who fights with Fuka (a new doting male subordinate of Kaneki's) for Kaneki's attention, Roma, who expresses yandere tendencies towards him, Nico, who considers Kaneki attractive, says he has a cute butt, flirts with him, and was said to "like" him and calls him "beautiful" and "cute" with a heart in his speech bubble. There's also the mutual attraction he has with Touka and Eto's Villainous Crush on him. Also, Takeomi is a big fan of his and describes Sasaki's swordsmanship as elegant "like water" and expresses the hope that he can learn from him at some point. In his diary entry in Volume 4, he repeatedly states how greatly he admirers Sasaki for his kindness and skills with swordsmanship and housework. Rio from the Jail game also has his share of Ho Yay towards Kaneki and tells Kaneki that he (Rio), Hide, Banjou, Tsukiyama, Nishiki, and his other friends all love him. Also, Uta practically flirts with him and expresses interest in him while saying their encounters must be fate. And in chapter 114 of re even trans man Mutsuki is said to have a obsessive and romantic/sexual love towards Sasaki/Kaneki. Hajime is also revealed to be very attached to Kaneki to an unhealthy and Loony Fan degree. He rubs up against a cell door that separates him and Kaneki while talking about how much he admires him and his strength.
    • Tsukiyama's good looks do not go unnoticed by numerous girls and guys who all think he has what it takes to be a model and causes blushing among them. In the Volume 5 omake, Kazuo was shown photographing Tsukiyama and showering him with praise, before Kaneki walked in the room. He was lovingly taking photos of Tsukiyama's crotch and butt.
    • Rio in the Jail game is an attractive Clueless Chick Magnet. In regards to his male admirers there's Nico whom Rio would have almost sacrificed his Sacred First Kiss to in exchange for information about Jail if it wasn't for Itori. Also, Ayato takes a liking to Rio in the Jail saying things like: "Come with me to Aogiri, Rio! Let’s change this rotting world together." and "We’ll surely meet again, I feel like we’re destined to do so." and "I like you." Also, Before you fight against Ayato, he gives you a can of coffee to drink as thanks (you helped him escape from Amon and Akira from an earlier scenario). And after Rio fought Ayato, they both fell unconscious on the ground. Rio wakes up and was surprised to see Ayato was still around. Then Ayato starts spouting compliments to Rio. Kaneki is also fond of him too and saves him from a persistent female admirer.
    • Mutsuki is a trans man who has attracted interest from both males and females. His list of admirers include Torso, Nutcracker who gives him a kiss combined with Lecherous Licking, Kanae who flirts with and calls him "kitten", Big Madam's interest in him, Urie and Shirazu's protectiveness and soft spot for him, and Uta flirting with him.
    • Suzuya attracts plenty of Ho Yay from his devoted male subordinates and from Hanbee who goes so far as to imagine Suzuya in a wedding dress, an incestuous attraction from his adoptive mother Big Madam, and receives much admiring comments and glances from both men and woman when cross dressing as a beautiful girl.
    • Urie has Matsuri directing a Villainous Crush towards him, Saiko admitting she loves him, Hige calling him cool and attractive and fanboying him, and Uta flirting with him and calling him sexy.
    • Amon attracts crushes from several female investigators and ghouls and Seidou is implied to have something for him as well.
    • Ayato seemingly has made Hinami develop a crush on him based on Ship Tease. His male admirers are quick to comment on his good looks: Nico thinks he's cute and wants him and Mougan calls him "handsome".
    • Arima has many fanboys amongst his male subordinates. Kaneki himself notes that he's "beautiful".
    • When discussing Naki, his male subordinate Shousei uses a term that specifically refers to romantic attraction and Miza has a tsundere crush on him. Miza also notes that Naki is the kind of man that earns the love of other men.
    • Nishiki has Kimi's love and Nico makes a pass at him in chapter 102.
    • Seidou has the attentions of Akira and Nico flirts with him in chapter 102 as well.
  • Karneval: The protagonist, Nai, attracts girls through his good-natured personality and cuteness with one attempting to rape him in the opening chapter,and Gareki becomes fond of him to the point that he makes it his mission to protect Nai from danger. He has also attracted pedophiles of both genders and Yogi is also very affectionate towards him, as well as Evil!Karoku's possessiveness towards him.
    • Gareki has to deal with Yogi's doting affection towards him. Nai is also very attached to him.
  • Aichi and Kai of Cardfight!! Vanguard. In canon he's a Chick Magnet and has Kai stating that he's obsessed with Aichi, with Aichi stating so as well. There's also Ren's disregarding Aichi's personal space and attachment towards him and Kai, Ishida Naoki and Shingo acting like his fanboys with Naoki saying that Aichi looked cool, or saying that his heart was beating fast after having a duel with Aichi, and also ignoring Kourin in favor for Aichi, Olivier Gaillard acting like a Crazy Jealous Guy to Aichi. By this point, a lot of people in the Cardfight Club is gunning for Aichi and Kai and a good fair few other characters.
  • Project K :
    • Kuroh has gotten Shiro to blush upon seeing him and holding him close. He also calls him his "wife".
    • Shiro is implied to have inspired crushes in Neko and Kuroh.
  • Free!: With all the homoerotic subtext going around between almost all the guys this comes into play a few times but Haruka in particular gets a moment in Episode 9, after winning the relay and Haruka gets out of the pool, Nagisa exclaims aloud "I love you, Haru-chan!" and hugs him, wrapping his legs around his waist and clinging onto him. It's also worth noting that he used 'aishiteru', which carries far heavier romantic connotations than 'daisuki'.
  • Devil Survivor 2: Hibiki in the anime and video game. Yamato has an obsession with him that can be interpreted as a crush. Made more apparent in the anime. Alcor also constantly refers to him as the Shining One and is quite close with him.
  • Ryu of Detective School Q. Older women, young girls and little girls blush at the sight of him. Then there's the Ho Yay with Kyuu and the Foe Yay with Anubis.
  • Adekan:
    • Shiro. Lampshaded in story and a man blatantly hits on Shiro (who's already a Chick Magnet), while his heart is beating madly, including touching his face and comparing his eyes to ”dewdrops”. To be fair, Shiro was turning up the sex appeal in order to manipulate him. Turns out that the man intended to capture Shiro for his beauty, planning to sell his services in prostitution. Saburouta's friend and co-worker Wakabayashi has admitted to "fucking Shiro at least fifty times" in his mind. And then there's Anri's fixation on him as well as the Ho Yay with Kojiro. A bunch of drag queens later rope Shiro into crossdressing as a nurse and comment on how cute he is while releasing hearts marks and trying to get him to eat Body Sushi off one of them. He also is known to cause plenty of Stupid Sexy Flanders and Ho Yay moments among straight guys. Shinohome also has an obsession with Shiro, especially after Shiro cuts his hair to escape from him when made his Sex Slave.
    • Kojiro is also a Chick Magnet, Shiro's interested in him, Anri admits to finding him attactive and wanting to sleep with him, and Ippei can get rather affectionate towards him as well.
    • Anri is shown to be so Bishōnen that he attracts both women and men who want to "play" with him or comment on his attractiveness. Naturally, him being a Depraved Bisexual makes him okay with this. He was also made into a Sex Slave to his troupe leader in his youth due to his looks.
  • Denpa Kyoshi: Junichirou has both male and female teachers falling for him after he becomes a teacher.
  • Hajime no Ippo
    • Ippo Makunouchi's attitude towards his very handsome rival Ichiro Miyata is so tinted with Ho Yay that his friends don't hesitate to say he's "gay for Miyata".
    • Ippo's other rival Alexnder Volg Zangief is so lovely-looking that at least one sports reporter has openly said that he's got a man-crush on him.
  • Undertaker Riddle: Hayato and Riddle, because of their mutual Ho Yay. For example, Riddle once said that Hayato's beauty should be considered a sin. Also, one arc is about Riddle and Sakura investigating in an all-boys school. They all squee in delight at Riddle's beauty and sometimes Hayato's too. Also, Hayato is considered so cute that he attracts girl ghosts as well.
  • Family Complex: Even though he's very popular among girls, the most aggressive of Harumi's suitors are men — as a result, his female fans can't approach him.
  • Momogumi Plus Senki: Yuuki, full stop. From the very beginning his Unwanted Harem consists of more guys than girls (there's only one girl Yukishiro in his animal companion team, and two males, Sawa and Masahiko. ) Then some of the onis became quite close with him as well...Subverted that initially Kikyou doesn't know Yuuki is a guy, and Kou barely had any other friend so he can't tell the difference of being normal friend and trying to make a romantic approach. Also Sawa himself, who got the reincarnation of The Little Mermaid to fall for him... And said mermaid reincarnation is a guy.
  • Takara of Komatta Toki Ni Wa Hoshi Ni Kike has attracted a few guys throughout the series.
  • Aki of Honto Yajuu to Ueda's annoyance. Aki even makes Ueda's parents that are still married get flustered.
  • Texhnolyze: Ichise is flirted with by Toyama's father and Toyama himself has some Ho Yay towards him with one guy saying that there's no doubt Toyama would be beside himself if he saw Ichise all cleaned up in a suit with his hair slicked back. Ichise is also known to attract the attention of some women with two outright trying to have sex with him.
  • Minamoto-kun Monogatari: The male "love master" notes Terumi's attractiveness and wonders why girls aren't flocking to his side. He later gains the Chick Magnet status as well. There's also when Terumi undressed from his yukata. For girls, they can't get enough of it. For guys, they're either excited or confused. Or both.
  • Silver Diamond: Rakan. Chigusa seems to have a crush on Rakan which includes carrying Rakan, holding Rakan, getting Rakan to sleep on his chest, looking at Rakan, smiling at Rakan... It's not clear whether Rakan has noticed his attentions, but everybody else has.
  • Hanasakeru Seishounen: Women (And Men!) fall for Eugene as soon as they see his face. He is just that pretty.
  • Magi – Labyrinth of Magic: Sinbad. For example, Judar has mentioned many times that he wants to "own" Sinbad.
  • Isshiki from Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions. Chihiro confesses his love to him, feels him up while commenting that the must be tied together by the red string of fate and is heavily implied to have raped him in episode 12 of season 2.
  • Hime and Kaguya of Himegoto to the point that guys will confess to liking the two no matter what.
  • Inu × Boku SS: Zange shamelessly hits on Soushi and openly states he'd like to sleep with him.
  • Devil Man: Akira's relationship with Ryo is very emotionally intense, particularly in the first volume in the manga. Ultimately, Ryo is revealed to have strong feelings for him.
  • Tetsuo from Yuureitou is a handsome trans man who attracts the eyes of quite a few women (and a few men).
  • Seraph of the End:
    • Yuu is a Chick Magnet (Shinoa, Mitsuba, and a nameless girl are interested in him and in the Bloody Blades idol event there are girls in the audience who comment on his good looks) and gets this constantly from Mika (a motivation for a lot of the things he does is because of Yuu, he says Yuu is the only man he's living for, as well as his No Sense of Personal Space around Yuu and carrying him in a Bridal Carry and caring more about Yuu than anyone else, Kimizuki (he acts Tsundere around him), Yoichi (he's a big fan of Yuu's after he saves him and loves to glomp him as well as say how much he admires him, Crowley (he flirts with Yuu and calls him "cute"), and Ferid (refers to Yuu with cutesy nicknames and calls him cute why saying it's obvious just looking at Yuu why Mika is so attached to him, has a desire to bite him, and hits on him after seeing him again while commenting on his good looks before biting him.) His male demon Ashuramaru is also incredibly happy when Yuu promises to love him and makes statements about wanting to "ravish" his body. A Q&A outright implies that his whole squad has a thing for him.
    • Mika has mutual Ho Yay with Yuu and occasionally Ferid makes passes at him as well with Krul saying she likes him too. It's also revealed that Akane had a crush on him. Also, in the Bloody Blades idols event numerous girls comment on his Pretty Boy looks.
    • Girls are attracted to Guren like bees to honey and Shinya has also been known to tease and flirt with him. His demon Noya and the vampire Saito in the light novels also have some interesting ways of expressing their fondness for him.
    • Crowley in the novels. He's a Chick Magnet, Ferid comments that its impossible with his good looks and physique for women to leave him alone before attempting to touch his chest, and he has a bunch of fanboys amongst his knights.
    • Victor, also from the novels, is a handsome man who is described to be popular amongst both men and women.
    • Kimizuki attracts admiration from Yoichi and Yuu who goes on about how cool and gentle he is, and in the Bloody Blade idols event numerous girls comment on how attractive they find him when he's performing onstage.
    • Shinoa flirts/teases with Yoichi, Yuu and Kimizuki express their fondness for Yoichi in an Ho Yay manner and Gekkoin (his demon) says he likes him.
  • Kazahaya of Drug & Drop is a Chick Magnet and has legions of fanboys at an all boys school he briefly attends. Also, Rikuo, Kakei, and Sagai normally direct much Ho Yay towards him.
    • Rikuo is a Chick Magnet and it's implied Kazahaya is developing something for him with his Tsundere behavior around him.
  • Assassination Classroom: Nagisa. When a disguise makes them think he's a girl, that is. And possibly even when they know he's a boy.
  • Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto: Sakamoto has a plethora of fangirls who just can't get enough of his coolness and Acchan is his fanboy.
  • Ratman: Shuto Katsuragi, the titular Anti-Villain known as Ratman, is completely oblivious to the idea that his classmate Mirea Mizushima (who is part of the "evil" organization who turned him into Ratman) and Rio Kizaki (daughter of the Hero Association's president), or even Fatman's sister Anzu are interested in anything more than being nice and friendly to him, which they are. This even extends to Shiki constantly calling him cute and having No Sense of Personal Space around him.
  • Demetrio from Endride has a tendency to inspire instant Undying Loyalty, or at a minimum, wow everyone regardless of gender with his Badass Normal fighting skills, idealistic rhetoric, and general magnetism (or is it the charming smile and Nice Hat?). At least one member of the male cast is in love with him and it takes all of about ten minutes after their introduction for the main character to start trashing his co-protagonist over not being as awesome as Demetrio is.
  • Nozomu Nozomi: Yasu might not know about Nozomu's secret, but he admits that Nozomu turns him on with his feminine looks.
  • Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches:
    • Miyamura. Other than his fangirls, we have Kurosaki as one of his more passionate admirers. Yamada's also had more than one ambiguous moment with him.
    • Yamada himself has attracted quite a lot of girls throughout the series - Shiraishi, Odagiri, Otsuka (though she is attracted to Shiraishi's personality in his body), Takigawa, Konno, Kimishima, Sasaki (at least in the first chapter), Himekawa, and Nancy are obviously in love with him, and Itou and Sarushima are sometimes implied to have crushes on him. He's also received Ship Tease with most other girls. Of the guys it includes Miyamura to the point where he has no problem kissing him, but other guys are not afraid to get physical with him too: Yamazaki, Tamaki and Tsubaki had their moments as well.
  • Ash from Banana Fish attracts people who comment on his "beautiful" looks and Eiji has no problem kissing Ash.
  • Hijikata in Kaze Hikaru is portrayed as a very handsome man who is frequently chased after by admirers, many whom are male, much to his annoyance. When he was younger, a male clerk apparently tried to come onto him and then there's Ito who shamelessly harasses and flirts with Hijikata.
  • Pokémon: Ash. The list of girls to have shown canon feelings for him include Misty, Melody, Macey, Anabel, Angie, and Serena. To say nothing of the Pokémon (like Chikorita, Latias, Smoochum, Aipom, Oshawott and maybe Meloetta) who have developed crushes on him. In regards to the guys Pikachu might have something towards Ash considering their touchy feely relationship, Brock's Stupid Sexy Flanders moment towards Ash in the episode Love at First Flight where May tricked Ash into dressing up as a woman they had just met, named Juliet, in order to help a man named Romeo confess the feelings that he had for Juliet. Brock thought the disguise was so good he forgot what they were doing, even chasing poor Ash around and trying to hug him while declaring "My sweet Juliet! Heal me with your love!" and releasing hearts as well as his occasional Ho Yay with Ash. Then there's Alain from the Mega Evolution specials who had no real motive to enter the Kalos League and was not collecting badges until he met Ash and his particularly special Greninja. Come 2 episodes before the big event, and Alain has already collected enough badges to enter the league. His motive to do so? Just to fight Ash. Weirder still is how Alain has the special benefit of just walking to a trainer and ask for a battle, but he makes the occasion very important just for Ash. The fact that he even comments that he never felt this strange feeling until fighting Ash, and he was seen smiling from this. Mind you, he has been scowling ever since Act 4, and it was fighting Ash that brought him to smile. Clemont has been thoroughly inspired by Ash, always looking up to him. And there's that angst he had, thinking he "couldn't satisfy" Ash in battle which leads to him leaving the gang for a while. The gym battle itself is Clemont dedicating himself towards Ash. And then there's the insert song "Kira Kira", which is referred to as Clemont's character song, a song about him being inspired by Ash and saying how much Ash means to him. Ash and Cilan get their share of Ho Yay as well with Cilan's very campy nature and Hero Worship of Ash, which often comes off as obsessive or romantic. Seymour also praised and hugged Ash a bit too enthusiastically as thanks when the latter saved him.
  • Yowamushi Pedal: Imaizumi loves mentioning that Naruko's fans are mainly guys. (Watanabe explains this decision is because Naruko is popular amongst the male readers), and as shown in the third day of Interhigh, while catching Sohoku up to Hakogaku, both the girls and the guys were watching him in awe, almost as if they had fallen for him.
    Male Spectator after Naruko high-fives him: (stares at hand) "I'm gonna root for Sohoku."
  • Yuri!!! on Ice:
    • Yuri Katsuki attracts attention from several other characters for how attractive he can look, his dorky qualities, and his skating skills. Victor makes it no secret that he holds affection towards him and sometimes hits on him and eventually straight-up kisses him, after which point he and Yuri become an Official Couple. Minami's admiration for Yuri as a skater seems to border on some kind of crush. Christophe also makes a point to grab Yuri's butt when greeting him and is implied to want to be involved in something like a threesome with him and Victor. Even his friend Takeshi, who's married, admits that Yuri can be sexy. There has also been hints that Yurio is also interested in him in some way.
    • Victor, being a famous figure skater, has both male and female fans. Besides Yuri having some sort of Celebrity Crush on Victor which he grows out of they get to know each other, when he winks to the public, men and women alike look absolutely smitten.
    • Yuri Plisetsky has his share of female fans and when Yuri K. and Victor see how well he cleans up in episode 8 they are shown blushing and looking flabbergasted at him. Obalek is also hinted as having feelings for him.
  • Rinne himself. When Rinne and Sakura try to pretend to be dating in an attempt to keep Matsugo away from Rinne, Matsugo does anything possible to separate Rinne from Sakura and have Rinne all for himself, because he thinks his "friendship" is more powerful than love. People notice his devotion towards Rinne to the point of comparing him to a girl in love.
  • Your Name: While this works mostly in the other direction, Mitsuha (in Taki's body) actually draws some notice from his friend Tsukasa, who blushes and says that he thought Taki was kind of cute today.
  • Kazemaru from Inazuma Eleven. In addition to being a Chick Magnet (as stated by the creators), he gets some Ho Yay with quite a few of the guys, too. All the members from the Athletics Club seem to admire him and want him to return to their club, but Miyasaka in particular is implied to have a crush on him (one of his friends even asked him sarcastically about being his boyfriend, to which Miyasaka tried to deny, but his friend wasn't so sure). He acts rather possesive of him and is the most obsessed with him quitting the soccer club and returning to the athletics club, bordering on Crazy Jealous Guy and Stalker With a Crush. He seems to have gotten over it after realizing Kazemaru really belongs to the soccer club and lets him go willingly. Heck, the Ho Yay between them is so blatant, that the English dub actually changed Miyasaka into a girl,who was already gender-confusing to begin with, most likely to avoid this trope.
    • In the game there's also a pair of skills named "Charm up!" that can be given to both girls AND effeminate guys and it always makes the boys from the opposing team fall in love with your character, whether it's a girl or a boy.

    Comic Books 
  • Check out the Marvel Star Wars comics. In one issue, there's a species, the Zeltrons, who are attracted to Force-sensitives. So when Luke Skywalker is on Zeltros, he naturally gets a legion of fangirls. And one fanboy.
  • Gambit is very much this. He can even charm men. For a while one of Remy's powers was hypnotic charm, which let him try swaying any sentient being of any gender to his side but that has been changed. This "power" is no longer mentioned, and it's heavily implied that he is just that charming.
  • Longshot in Ultimate X-Men charms a (later proved) gay Colossus, and in X-Factor, Detective Lieutenant Weiss is clearly smitten and insists on being called by his first name...Leslie.
  • Akihiko/Daken in Marvel Comics. Again, justified due to the guy's powers: he has pheromone-related ones that allow him to alter emotions and perceptions in other people, thus making females and males want him. And even more: Daken himself is a Depraved Bisexual. It is notable that Daken's appeal is exclusively a function of his pheromones, rather than any kind of general attractiveness. Hulkling of the Young Avengers, despite being gay, is entirely unaffected because he is not a human. He is also fully aware that Daken is trying to influence him with his pheromone powers.
  • Tony Stark. Even the male supervillains want him. (Hell, the first Crimson Dynamo defected and then died for him.) Here, have a (terrifying) canon example:
    • Even his armor fell in love with him.
  • For obvious reasons, nearly every guy in the Marvel universe is gay for Captain America. Especially Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Deadpool.
  • Loki particularly Loki: Agent of Asgard who, like his mythological counterpart, is a shapeshifter. When he dies, is resurrected as a child and joins the Young Avengers no one really notices but when he's magically aged up the first reaction is: 'Okay. Now he looks like trouble!' It's implied that Fandral has a thing for him and at one point when Sigurd, The Ever Glorious tells Loki and Verity that he'll make up for his actions via dinner and possibly more, neither of them know to whom it's directed (it's hinted to be both). During Axis his Avengers callsign is 'Pretty Boy' given to him by Sabertooth of all people.
  • Batman, if The Joker's Foe Yay towards him is any indication. Harley and Ivy both think that the Joker only has eyes for Batman and the Joker has often professed affection towards Batman (complete with moments of desperate attention-needing). In the macabre Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, which is a canon Batman comic, Joker slaps Batman on the butt and continually hits on him throughout the comic. The pages are lined with homoerotic content and an unnatural level of sexual tension.
    • In Shortpacked! it's mentioned "Even straight dudes dig Batman. He's fair game, like Harrison Ford."
    • Bruce's childhood friend-turned-villain Thomas Elliot, who became Hush. He seems to obsessively stalk Bruce and even got plastic surgery to look like Bruce. Some of his lines exemplify the Foe Yay even more:
      Hush: But never fear, Bruce.
      Hush: I won't desert you before the final curtain.
      Hush: I'm staying here to watch as the heartbeats slow and end.
    • Superman and Batman have a lot of Ho Yay with Superman hinted at being Ambiguously Bi partly due to his actions towards Batman.
  • Nightwing is probably even a more obvious example than his father figure Batman. Even without the most recent example—where Midnighter correctly identifies him solely by his ass alone—there have been years of throwaway lines from Dick's male Teen Titans teammates, male Bat allies, and male nemeses commenting on his looks (not to mention a line of dark, broody Batman expats who have repeatedly stated their intentions to make him their "partner", whatever that entails). Out-of-universe, we have Batman writers and DC editors admitting to Dick Grayson's intolerable hotness.
  • Spider-Man. He's a Chick Magnet and his enemy Chameleon once told him he loves him, right before jumping off a bridge. Also, Electro visits a shape-shifting prostitute in the Marvel Knights series, and it's strongly implied he wants her to transform into Spider-Man for him. Then there's the symbiote acting like a Yandere to him. Also, Norman gets subtext with Peter/Spidey and during the "Return of the Green Goblin" arc of Ultimate Spider-Man, we get to look at things through Norman's eyes during a conversation with Spider-Man. The voices in his head tell him things like "kill him" "skin him" "burn him" and "kiss him". Another issue had the titular hero go headfirst through the windshield of a car where one male police officer is commenting about Spider-Man's form-fitting costume to his male partner. After a beat panel, the first officer points out Spider-Man's toned butt. Deadpool also has much Ho Yay towards Spiderman to a one-sided degree. Also, Gabe of Penny Arcade has recurring dreams of being saved by Spider-Man. Gabe, uh, is a little more happy than you might expect.

    Fan Fic 
  • Naruto and Sasuke get this in slash fics sometimes when paired with each other or with other guys. The Taste Of Your Lips is an example of other guys wanting Sasuke and Sasuke in turn wanting Naruto.
  • As only a sophomore in high school, Jean-Paul (Northstar) is this in the X-Men fanfic Mutatis Mutandis by Artemis's Liege, catching the eye of two upperclassmen and apparently initiating an affair with his combat instructor Wolverine, all seemingly straight.
  • In Stallions Of Harmony, Shining Armor's former roommate is asked if he is gay. The roommate's response: "I wish."
    • Also, Twilight mentions that Shining always said the guys sent him fake love letters. Since Shining Armor is Oblivious to Love in this universe, those letters were probably sincere, including the ones that were not written by mares...
  • Weiss Reacts: Jaune, much to his irritation. Sun also exudes this aura.
  • Harry Potter is a major Launcher of a Thousand Ships so in slash fics featuring him he's this most of the time. Particularly in "Northort Academy Chronicles" by Crystal Ice Sweet on fanfiction.net. It's lampshaped in the fic with Francois (who's also in love with Harry) muttering jealously at David, their flight attendant's behavior around Harry "Geez, what is it with you and barely legal twinks? You're like catnip to him."

  • Velvet Goldmine: In addition to his wife and devoted female assistant, Brian Slade/Maxwell Demon insinuates his way into the hearts (and in some cases beds) of his manager Cecil, fellow rocker Curt, groupie-wannabe Arthur, and briefly his stylistic progenitor Jack Fairy. He breaks them all. Jonathan Rhys Meyers was once named the "Hottest Straight Guy We Wish Was Gay" by OUT Magazine.
  • Dorian in the 2009 version of The Picture of Dorian Gray. There is literally no one who can't be persuaded to screw him, regardless of gender. And age. And flight instinct. (You halfway expect James Vane to give it a go.)
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Everyone Is Bi for Dr. Frank N Furter. Also Frank has made overtures towards Brad and slept with him and has great love towards Rocky.
  • Brad Pitt as Achilles in Troy: in-universe example. (Of course, the Greeks were known for being a very gay-friendly society—see Mythology below.)
  • Camp: When Vlad enters his room to unpack, he is totally oblivious to the fact that everyone is fixated with him. "Everyone" would be four guys and a girl. After watching while Vlad unpacks his stuff, to try and determine whether he's straight or gay, the girl comes up with the following idea:
    Ellen: Thirty foot rule?
    Spitzer: What's that?
    Ellen: Means Michael has to stay thirty feet away from him until we find out if he's straight or gay.
    • Of course, Michael doesn't stay away and we end up with a really weird love triangle and then some...
  • Louis Renault's description of Rick Blaine in Casablanca: "If I were a lady, and I were not around, I should be in love with Rick." Just about every male OR female with more than two minutes of screen time gets at least some Ho Yay, Foe Yay, or plain ol' straight Ship Tease with Rick.
  • Didier from Son of Rambow is just that hot, enough to have a faithful posse of boys as well as girls.
  • David Bowie's character Jack Celliers in the film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence has this effect on the Japanese POW commandant Captain Yonoi, due to his evident heroic qualities and respectable integrity. The entire plot of the movie is actually driven by this instance of distanced man-love.
  • In the film Fight Club, the protagonist clearly has conflicting feelings about "Blondie", the extremely attractive young Space Monkey. In one scene, in his Brad Pitt persona, he kisses Blondie on the mouth, accompanied by a voice-over line about jealousy. Later, as Edward Norton, he beats Blondie to a pulp, remarking, "I felt like destroying something beautiful."
  • Blades of Glory "You mean the blonde chick's a dude? Aw man..."
  • Jimmy in Cursed. Bo the wrestler comes out of the closet to Jimmy because he has a crush on him due to his "unnatural sexual allure".
  • Ron Burgundy in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy has Champ wrapped around his finger. In one scene Champ says the following to Ron:
    Champ Kind: The bottom line is you've been spending a lot of time with this lady, Ron. You're a member of the Channel Four News Team.
    Ron Burgundy: That's a given.
    Champ Kind: We need you. Hell, I need you. I'm a mess without you. I miss you so damn much! I miss being with you. I miss being near you. I miss your laugh! [laughs playfully and pulls on Ron's sleeve]
    Champ Kind: I miss your scent. [composes himself, becomes serious]
    Champ Kind: I miss your musk...when this all gets sorted out, I think you and me should get an apartment together!
    Brian Fantana: Take it easy, Champ. Why don't you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while.
    • This was carried much further in the original cut of the film (and can now be seen in Wake Up, Ron Burgundy)
  • In-universe in Step Brothers with John Stamos for both Brennan and Dale.
  • Mullet Fingers in the film version of Hoot. Roy Eberhardt seems to have a borderline-homosexual fixation with Mullet Fingers, despite the story making it quite clear he is straight. Roger Ebert went so far as to invoke Brokeback Mountain when calling the film out on this.
  • Jeffrey Beaumont of Blue Velvet. Frank Booth is a Depraved Bisexual who takes the hero out, covers his mouth with lipstick and kisses him while calling him pretty (the original four-hour-long script also implied pretty heavily that he raped him). And after all that, when he's chasing him to the woman's apartment, he threatens him with rape again and is still calling him pretty.
  • Cillian Murphy of The Dark Knight Saga. Example being when the director of Batman Begins tried to find excuses for him to take off his glasses so there could be more screentime for his baby blues.
    • From the ostensibly-straight reviewer at Ruthless Reviews:
      "I listed Murphy last cause I simply have to mention that this guy is too good looking. Look, Christian Bale is a handsome dude, but Murphy (who plays Scarecrow) is fucking gorgeous. I was getting lost in his dreamy eyes, man. Like Holmes, Murphy was way too young for his supposed profession (in this case a psychiatrist); unlike Holmes, he was so good looking that I bought it."
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle: At least two guys show some attraction to Kumar in the first film; an old man in the hospital tries to hold his hand, and one of the medics is obviously infatuated.
  • 10 Things I Hate About You director Gil Junger, after Heath Ledger finished the reading and left, declared that if he had to have sex with a man, that Ledger would be that man.
  • In Another Cinderella Story, Joey Parker sets up a booth to find the masked girl he met at the dance. A few boys get in the line.
  • Scott Nash in Where the Boys Are '84 which is about four college coeds going to Ft. Lauderdale during spring break to sow their wild oats (as described in more detail by Movie Lovers Review) . This was film was produced by Allan Carr who was openly gay, the screenplay was written by Stu Krieger and Jeff Burkhart and directed by Hy Averback. Carr personally fleshed out the backgrounds with personally inspected buff boys. Glendon Swarthout's official website says that it almost became "the first gay beach picture".
  • The screenplay for Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island was written by Mark Michelini and was directed by former gay porn star David DeCoteau. The 3 male costars play primitive stud muffins who wear only loincloths. One of them, Rock, is played by Stephan Galio, who is also a Playgirl centerfold. Sola (Tina Hollimon) says about Rock, "You know, for a primitive, he's got a great ass!"
  • Mac in Neighbors (2014), upon seeing Teddy for the first time, says that Teddy is the sexiest guy he's ever seen.
  • X-Men Film Series:
    • X-Men: First Class:
      • Even though they've only known each other for a couple of days, the oh-so serious Erik Lehnsherr feels comfortable enough around the charming Dr. Charles Xavier that he calls the telepath "adorable" when the latter tries the Cerebro machine for the first time. In the entire X-Men movie franchise, the dour Magneto never teases another male character for his cuteness, which goes to show how unique his affection for Professor X is. If you include Michael Fassbender's comments that Erik finds Charles to be "very endearing, and he was charmed by this man," then Lehnsherr considers Xavier to be a cutie pie inside and out.
      • In this deleted scene, Charles projects an image of Erik wearing make-up, with a ginger wig, dressed in a sparkly blue miniskirt, fishnet stockings and go-go boots. When Erik wonders why Angel is giggling, Charles' response is a cheeky, "You've never looked more beautiful, darling."
    • Deadpool:
      • During the end credits, an animated Deadpool looks at the "Starring" list and gets a huge boner for Ajax's actor, Ed Skrein, excitedly exclaiming that "He's the hottest!"
      • In a disturbing scene, Wade Wilson is tied up while Ajax prepares to torture him. Ajax flirts with him and says he's going to silence Wade's "pretty mouth."
  • In The Book of Life, Joaquin is described multiple times as 'The Beautiful Hero' by Chakal's second-in-command.
  • The titular Austin Powers is already quite the Chick Magnet but also is attractive to two guys. One kisses him and the other was way too interested in watching him dance provocatively in just his underwear.
  • In I Love You, Man, protagonist Peter's Straight Gay brother Robbie, a personal trainer who openly admits that he doesn't even bother dating gay guys anymore because "straight" ones are more of a challenge. He then promptly picks one up by offering the guy a spot while he bench presses.
  • Date Night: Phil's weird sex fantasy now involves Holbrooke after meeting him.
  • A pair of lyrics from Gaston's Villain Song (sung by his biggest fanboy LeFou) in Beauty and the Beast sound...interesting:
    For there's no man in town half as manly!
    Perfect, a pure paragon!
    You can ask any Tom, Dick, or Stanley,
    And they'd tell you whose team they'd prefer to be on!

  • In The Zombie Knight, Imas, a confirmed lesbian, has a crush on Jackson.
  • In the Hurog duology, there are some examples. Ward treats it as a fact that a pretty slave boy will be in danger of being molested by men, and when he meets Garranon, the king's "favourite", he can easily imagine why the king wants him. Garranon is Happily Married to a woman, and actually more of a Sex Slave to the king than anything else.
  • Thomas of The Dresden Files is a supernaturally-sexy White Court Vampire, and this is a good thing in his usual circles but causes problems when he must walk among Muggles. When he brought up how hard holding down a job was given what happened to women when they got around him, Dresden says something to the effect of "At least it was a woman that time." An apparently straight male character once said of him (when believing him to be Dresden's lover) "it's okay, even I notice how good he looks."
  • Hikaru Genji from Tale of Genji was known to inspire men to weep from his beauty. Of course, Everyone Was Bi back in the Heian era, so it wasn't as much of a big deal.
    • Not just Genji; a lot of the beautiful men in that story spend a lot of time surreptitiously admiring each other and thinking "Man, if he were a woman, I'd totally do him... You know what, maybe I'd do him anyway."
  • Dorian Gray from The Picture of Dorian Gray. Considering it was written by Oscar Wilde, what can you expect?
  • A very dark example occurs with Acheron in the Dark Hunter series- since everyone wants him, the guys do too. This often ended badly for him, especially as a child.
  • FitzChivalry Farseer turned into one during his second trilogy.
  • Raziel of Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. Ave. the decidedly straight male protagonist who hates the angel's guts admits that he's probably the prettiest thing he's ever seen.
  • Francis Crawford of Lymond in Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles. His male lackeys always seem to fall in love with him, even his sister wants him, and in one book he screws half the French court.
    • In the first book, even the prosecutor at Lymond's trial says if he were ten years younger and a girl, he'd woo Lymond.
  • Mentioned in the official bio (fourth paragraph) of the Doctor Who Expanded Universe's Fitz Kreiner, despite the fact it's never really brought up in. the text. He's a bit of a Ho Yay magnet, but he's never treated as any sort of Stupid Sexy Flanders and no one ever seems to remark upon his quietly intense charms.
  • Daemon, from the Black Jewels series, manages to use this, along with everything else sexual, as a weapon. Paraphrased:
    Rainier: (who is a homosexual male, and is dancing with Daemon) You can be a sadistic bastard when you want, can't you?
    Daemon: Ah, but you'd let me hurt you, wouldn't you?
    [temperature drops a few degrees]
    Rainier: [says nothing, but looks very, very scared]
  • The novelization of the original Star Trek, specifically the episode "Who Weeps for Adonis?", has Bones telling Kirk about the medical mystery buried in Apollo's "gorgeous chest"; then again, Greek god.
  • In the Outlander series, it's rather ironic to note that Claire's husband Jamie seems to end up having more male admirers than Claire herself. The author must be a Yaoi Fangirl. Especially interesting in the case of how her husband from the present's ancestor Captain John Randall (who looks identical to him), was almost made to look like a romantic interest for Claire in the past timeline, only for him to become obsessed with Claire's husband and hate Claire because he's jealous of how she's Jamie's wife. Also, the Duke of Sandringham apparently tried (unsuccessfully) to do Jamie when Jamie was young, as well.
  • Raoul and the Persian are as entranced by Erik's Compelling Voice as Christine is in The Phantom of the Opera.note 
  • Irial from Wicked Lovely. Niall too. Remember the scene with Seth lusting on him in Fragile Eternity?
  • Even outside of Marvel Star Wars, Luke is quite popular in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Wedge hugs him at every chance he gets. Then there's Brakiss.
  • Christopher Marlowe's poem "Hero And Leander" practically name-drops this trope. It barely describes Hero, the beautiful woman, but Leander is described in detail, as a really hot guy. Then, this happens:
    Had wild Hippolytus Leander seen
    Enamoured of his beauty had he been.
    His presence made the rudest peasant melt
    That in the vast uplandish country dwelt.
    The barbarous Thracian soldier, moved with nought,
    Was moved with him and for his favour sought.
    Some swore he was a maid in man's attire,
    For in his looks were all that men desire.
    • Translated into Modern English, that says: "So hot even the guys want him, even guys who like hunting better than sex. But we're straight guys, so he must be a woman in drag!"
  • El Draco from Oxana Pankeeva's Strange Kingdom Cronicles until he was mutilated and raped by really BAD guy who wanted him. He was not only raped, but tortured so badly that it took corrective surgery to make him looking normally, let alone handsome. Anyway, his charisma still remained and the scars only attracted the girls.
  • Kushiel's Legacy: Alcuin and Delaunay are both bisexual Yaoi Guys with more notable male lovers than female ones. Averted with Joscelin when he and Phèdre are sold into slavery. The Skaldi women find him, um, desirable, but the Skaldi men thinks he's a pretty-boy with no beard. At least, they acknowledge his "manliness" when he kills one of their own in a sanctioned duel.
  • In The Vampire Chronicles, Armand, so, so much.
    • And Lestat. And Louis. And Nicolas. And Marius. A good deal of the series is built on this trope.
  • Apparently Hughie Erskine from the Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde. In the first page he is described as really handsome and "as popular with men as he was with women".
  • James Emerson Fletcher of the Bloody Jack series. Clementine's father and a few others want him.
  • Tik-Tok, the Villain Protagonist of the 1983 novel of the same name, is occasionally subject to advances by humans of both sexes. He doesn't mind the attention...most of the time.
  • Patrick Bateman of American Psycho (in the film adaption as well where he's portrayed by Christian Bale) In one scene Bateman is about to kill his associate, Luis, by strangling him from behind, but Luis mistakes this as Bateman coming onto him, causing him to reveal that he's gay and in love with Bateman.
  • Esu: Shiba.
  • Song at Dawn Dragonetz tries to avoid romantic interest in himself yet even men Such as crossdressing lady Sanchez are in love with him.
  • Implied with Finnick in The Hunger Games.
  • The Infernal Devices:
    • De Quincy and Magnus Bane both hint at this about Will.
    • Of course this applies to Magnus Bane as well since De Quincy was interested in him, "as more than friends". Tessa didn't know what Magnus was hinting at, but that was because such things were unheard of in such a time period... (or just not talked about).
  • Adam from Eve and Adam. Everybody wants him, regardless of gender or sexuality.
  • Aiden from Of Fear and Faith mentions that his charms work on men as well as women and he occasionally takes advantage of this, flirting with them to get what he wants.
  • Percy Jackson of Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus can now be officially classified as this as of The House of Hades, since it's revealed that Nico di Angelo had a crush on him in the first series, and is implied to still have one.
  • The titular Harry Potter gets attention from a lot of obsessive fangirls, Cho, Ginny, and one fanboy (Collin Creevey).
  • Ender's Game: Alai has what is very strongly implied to be a crush on Ender.
  • Knight Life Series: In the original Knight Life, a TV reporter comments that he's almost tempted to turn gay for Arthur Penn (secretly Arthur Pendragon, one time King of the Britons.)
  • Eric of Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline has three woman that have expressed interest in him. Also, his attorney Paul is very friendly with Eric, jokes about their interactions being "foreplay" and says Eric looks "damn good" when he dresses up. Paul also informs Eric when he does something badass: "I might be in love with you".
  • In The Kharkanas Trilogy Finarra Stone asserts that young Spinnock gets plenty attention from all genders.
    Spinnock Durav had been pursued by women and men since he had first come of age.
  • The Fault in Our Stars: Augustus, as Isaac points out Augustus’s “physical attractiveness” multiple times.
  • Hoot: In the film, Roy's odd obsession with Mullet Fingers.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Alias: In "No Hard Feelings," an Italian prisoner (who is presumably experiencing Situational Sexuality) licks his lips at the sight of Julian Sark, and tells the young man that he will be very popular here. When Sark fakes a seizure, the Italian cell mate then calls out for help by shouting, "The beautiful man is dying!"
  • Captain Jack Harkness of Doctor Who and Torchwood. He's also rampantly omnisexual, though, so it's okay with him.
    • A Justified Trope as in the Series 2 episode "Fragments", Jack tells Ianto that the aftershave-like smell is actually 51st-century pheromones, however there is still something innately appealing about him. In The Stolen Earth Donna is attracted to him at first sight, suggesting that his appearance does do most of the work.
    • In fact, even Jack wants Jack (Jack's namesake, the real Jack Harkness, comes on to him in the past).
    • This easily goes for his actor, John Barrowman, as well. The straight James Marsters (aka Spike, John Hart) is on the record as saying he's a better kisser than Sarah Michelle Gellar.
    • Ianto Jones gets this a bit, however he seems to only draw the attention of men in the show. So either destiny is making him bi, or the writers think he's too much of a pansy to attract a woman.
  • The Doctor of Doctor Who, with his enormous list of, er, "companions", male and female, almost all of whom would go to the ends of the universe for him—and that's before considering his epic, centuries-long (for them) Foe Yay with the Master.
    • The Ninth Doctor had Jack crushing hard on him (and then pining for almost 150 years...), had oddly sexual scenes with Van Statten (there was no real reason to strip the Doctor before scanning him...), and at least the male recapper on Television Without Pity was instantly smitten.
    • And now the Eleventh Doctor is officially on this list.
      The Doctor: Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton. River!
      River Song: Surnames of three of America's founding fathers.
      The Doctor: Lovely fellows. Two of them fancied me.
    • Don't forget about Shakespeare:
      The Tenth Doctor: Come on! We can have a good flirt later!
      William Shakespeare: Is that a promise, Doctor?
      The Doctor: Oh, fifty-seven academics just punched the air.
  • Red Dwarf's "Ace" Rimmer (What a guy!) uses this to establish him as The Ace.
    Bongo: I know that this prob'ly won't interest you, but I'd hate myself for the rest of my life if I didn't at least suggest it.
    Ace: Suggest what?
    Bongo: If you're interested, I'll be in my quarters at lunchtime, covered in taramasalata.
    Ace: I didn't know your bread was buttered that side, Bongo.
    Bongo: It isn't. I've been happily married for 35 years. It's just, a chap like you can turn a guy's head.
    Ace: I'm sorry, Bongo. Lunch is...on Mellie.
    Bongo: Would it make any difference if it was...hummus?
    Ace: I'm sorry, Bongo. I'm strictly "butter-side-up".
    Bongo: Understood. [Ace leaves the office] What a guy!
    • Cat is so vain that he is convinced he's an example.
      Lister: You're being a little bit cocky for a guy who's never actually met a real woman before.
      Cat: I've seen mirrors! I have eyes! Let's face it, buddy—I have a body that makes men wet!
  • In Angel, Doyle has this discussion about the eponymous vampire.
    Doyle: He likes playing the hero. Walking off into the dark, his long coat flowing behind him in that mysterious and attractive way.
    Cordelia: Is this a private moment? 'Cuz I could leave you alone.
    Doyle: I'm not saying I'm attracted...
    [later, Angel leaves the building, walking off into the dark, his long coat flowing behind him]
    Doyle: Maybe I'm a little attracted.
    • It bears pointing out that Doyle passed his visions to Angel in one alternate timeline, and the only way we've seen visions passed on is kissing.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer in-universe has Andrew having fantasies of a shirtless Spike making out with Buffy, and plenty of cooing whenever Spike's in the room.
    • Xander as well has shown attraction to Spike, with the immortal line uttered when Xander accuses Buffy of sleeping with Spike:
      Xander: No one is judging you. It's understandable. Spike is strong and mysterious and sort of compact but well-muscled.
      Buffy: I'm not having sex with Spike! But I'm starting to think that you might be!
      • Not to mention the time when the Love Dodecahedron of the previous series was explained to a newcomer, who protested "Is there anyone here who hasn't slept with everyone else?" Cut to shot of Spike and Xander looking awkwardly at each other, then away.
      • In Season 8, Andrew says out loud to Buffy that he likes Spike a lot more than Angel, and states that his heart is broken when he sees Angel and Buffy having sex.
    • Andrew is canonically gay in the Buffyverse (and was in love with Warren), so that might not count. However, although they considered having Xander switch teams, instead of Willow, he stayed straight, making his appreciation of Spike fall more into this trope than Andrew's.
  • If Youtube is any indication, Rudy from Generation Kill may be the next Big Boss. The quote "I love you, Fruity Rudy!" does little to assuage this, as it invites repeating from viewers in unrelated situations.
    • Lampshaded when the Marines try to invert it by telling the reporter, "It doesn't make you gay if you think Rudy's hot. We all think he's hot. Jesus, you're beautiful." (He says this because he notices the reporter staring at Rudy, clearly captivated.)
    • From the non-fiction book on which the series was based:
      Sgt. Rudy Reyes, 31, from Kansas City, Missouri, has stripped off his shirt and is washing his chest with baby wipes, every muscle gleaming in the flickering light of a nearby oil fire. Reyes doesn't quite fit the image of the macho brute. He reads Oprah's magazine and waxes his legs and chest. Other members of the unit call him "fruity Rudy" because he is so beautiful. "It doesn't mean you're gay if you think Rudy's hot. He's just so beautiful," Person tells me. "We all think he's hot."
    • In the film, Reyes—played by Reyes himself, reportedly because no actor was hot enough (riiiight!)—is initially nude for the scene, then gets dressed. The actual quote is from David Simon, one of the show's creators, who was facing the conundrum of casting someone "who embodied both Reyes' beautiful physique ... and blissed-out, New Age attitude". As Simon says: "He's like a unicorn."
  • There's a hilarious scene in Boston Legal when Brad senses that Jeffrey is competition, so he tells him that in this office, Brad is the guy who all the girls wanna sleep with. Jeffrey goes, "I can tell that—even I want to sleep with you."
  • Supernatural: Dean Winchester. In addition to hitting on and being appreciated by all females in the area, he's had several...suspect interactions with other guys that generally end with some variation of "I don't swing that way". Or in the case of Aaron Bass, a flustered, "Sorry, I'm working," followed by him tripping over his stool. Also, in "My Heart Will Go On", Balthazar says, "Sorry, you have me confused with the other angel. You know, the one in the dirty trench coat who's in love with you," meaning Castiel. Then there's Gordon to Dean, like in "Bloodlust" when they bond and find they're very much alike, with Gordon acting like a sort of mentor for Dean following the Winchesters' dad dying. Then Dean finds out Gordo's a whack-job and leaves him tied-up in his own mess for three days. When Gordon comes back, he tries to pit Dean against Dean's Not-Love Interest Sam and holds him hostage to lure Sam in, all the while trying hard to convince Dean that he's right, because A.) he still respects Dean as a fellow hunter, and B.) he feels a kinship with Dean as Gordon killed his own vamped sister and now must kill Dean's brother, who might join Hell. When he's turned into a vampire, his first action is to go to where Dean and Sam were, get Dean's scent and track him, leading to a very unpleasant phone conversation in which he tells Dean that no matter where he goes or what he does, he'll find him. When Dean and Sam finally confront him face to fang, he immediately separates them again, and instead of killing Sam when he has the chance, he zeroes in on Dean: shoving him against a wall, biting him, and basically screwing him through his clothes. Generally, a lot of demons and supernatural beings (The Darkness, Crowley, Azazel, Alastair, Abaddon, Meg) seem to have something for Dean, in a twisted way mind you. There's also that time he was hugged from behind by a male Cupid who was naked, hit on by a guy decked out in BSMD gear and wielding a whip, and gained the interest of a male siren. There's also the ominous Foe Yay behavior of Lucifer towards Dean in season 5.
    • In-universe example: Dr. Sexy, MD. Ask Dean about it.
    • Castiel. Dean is clearly in love with him. His archangel brother calls him a "pretty-boy angel", and the male demon Crowley very discreetly checks him out and occassionally flirts with him while acknowledging the following:
      Crowley: There's a lot of angels swooning over you...you've got what they call "sex appeal".
    • Crowley, Azazel, Lucifer, and a male Shifter have been known to ominously flirt with Sam and he's also a Chick Magnet.
  • Apropos Jensen Ackles from the above example. In Dark Angel, he has "a few" male fans as well, namely Normal, their boss at Jam Pony.
  • Two and a Half Men: Charlie is quite the womanizer and has had several flings throughout the course of the show. Also, in the episode "Tucked, Taped and Gorgeous" he attracted the attentions of a gay guy named Greg who called Charlie "pretty" and in the episode "The Sea Is a Harsh Mistress" a male lifeguard shows up at his house (he had saved Charlie from drowning earlier in the episode) who clearly had developed an interest in him, and he asks Charlie out. Charlie ends up agreeing.
    • In "Tucked, Taped and Gorgeous", Alan begins to question his sexuality after he becomes friends with Greg, but Greg tells him that he's not gay.
      Greg: Alan, you're not gay.
      Alan: Are you sure?
      Greg: Do you find me sexually attractive?
      Alan: No.
      Greg: Do you find any man sexually attractive?
      Alan: No. Well, maybe George Clooney.
      Greg: Clooney doesn't count.

    • Walden in the later seasons. Many females on the show are attracted to him, Alan didn't mind kissing him, and the therapist questioned her orientation after his hug.
  • Black Books: An author of travel novels reduces Fran to a giggling schoolgirl—as well as Manny. Curmudgeonly Bernard Black marches over to give the author what for and ends up just as charmed as the other two are.
  • 30 Rock: Jamie, the cute coffee boy. Frank, of all people, has a crush on him. Also, two of Liz's romantic interests (Floyd and Danny) have mutual bromances with Jack.
  • MADtv: "My Gay Dad Always Steals My Boyfriends Even Though They Say They're Straight Because He's Just So Irresistible They Can't Help Themselves And I Hate It!"
    • The teenaged character finally thinks she reaches a solution by going out with a blind guy, but even HE can't resist when her dad walks by, sensing his 'great ass'
  • Saturday Night Live's Mango. Though, based on the Ellen DeGeneres episode, it might just be that everyone subconsciously perceives him as a woman (considering he's only been pursued by straight men and lesbians).
  • On Glee, Blaine fits this perfectly. Artie has clearly come to consider Blaine his muse, the unnamed guitar player in Glee club has been totally jamming out with him, the Warblers all seem to worship him, his best friend Sam is totally flattered by his crush on him, and all the Glee club guys just generally really look up to him... and sometimes it seems a bit more than platonic. There's also Sebastian and Kurt's attraction to him.
    • Kurt himself has Blaine crushing on him as well as when he was kissed by Karofsky.
    • Mr. Martinez. Artie is the one to complete the sentence "Cutest. smile. ever." about Mr. Martinez after Rachel and Sugar with a dopey smile on his face.
    • In "I Am Unicorn", Artie sighs "So handsome" in response to Will talking about Dustin Goolsby.
  • Happens in Merlin in surprisingly Russell T. Davies fashion, when the (male) Villain of the Week in "Sweet Dreams" takes a little time out from his hectic evil schedule to go all reluctant-fangirl over Arthur:
    "Every woman in the land is attracted to this boy! I'm almost attracted to him myself..."
  • Julian from Trailer Park Boys. Male characters including Jim Lahey, Officer George Green, Randy, and Conky have all commented on his sexy black t-shirt and/or resemblance to Patrick Swayze. This trope is particularly prominent in The Movie: Countdown to Liquor Day.
  • Enver Gjokaj. He also has a twin brother.
  • Vince Noir from The Mighty Boosh is a prime example. He's able to turn straight men gay simple by looking at them—it doesn't help, of course, that he's played by Noel Fielding, sexiest comedian in the world, and voted sexiest man of the year by NME more than once—maybe it's the dazzling blue eyes.
  • The Drew Carey Show: When Drew is in limbo, all his fantasies come to life and the polite, dutiful, makeup-free Mimi informs him that he has a threesome with beautiful women scheduled at two, a foursome at three, and at five he will have sex with George Clooney. (Drew's straight, but he's not dead.) Angry, Drew asks if she ever stopped to think that he might want to take a nap before he has sex with George Clooney.
  • Jack Morgan from Look Around You, according to Peter Packard in the Health episode.
  • Dr. Chase on House. It seems everyone finds Chase ungodly attractive—House ponders aloud whether Foreman might be gay because he was unaffected by a pretty woman whom House couldn't think logically around. Wilson, without missing a beat, asks "Did he turn into an idiot around Chase?" He also ranges from getting hit on by a gay patient to constant jokes by House:
    House: Little girls who kiss frogs expect them to turn into you.
    Chase: Oh, come on, I'm not that good-looking.
    House: Yes, you are.
    Wilson: You kind of are.
  • Chuck Bass. At one point, his girlfriend traded a kiss with him for a toast at a fancy event, and the person she made the trade with was a man.
  • Seen on a sign in the crowd when The Colbert Report was in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics: "Marry me Stephen! (It's legal here!)"
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation had Craig say this to Marco: "You know, you are a great guy....You're a little short, but that just adds to how cute you are. That I would find you if you were a girl or I was not a guy. Is not gay. Just tell me this is working." Then Dylan comes in and Marco spontaneously kisses Craig.
    • Also, Sean. Granted, the only guy in canon is Marco. Still, Marco, Emma, Manny, Paige, and Ashley all make some unambiguous romantic overtures toward Sean.
  • In an episode of Home Improvement named "Bachelor of the Year", Al was declared 'Detroit's Most Eligible Bachelor' and women started to hit on him. In one scene, a guy came up to him and enthusiastically introduced himself to Al.
  • Michael from Burn Notice. Fiona seems to be in love with him, male villains seem to have a thing for calling him "pretty", Gilroy seems to be actively hitting on him, Seymour clearly has a massive one-sided man-crush on him, and Word of God says that Larry is "primarily motivated by his love for Michael". Then there's the way the art dealer from the pilot acts around him.
  • Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, despite being a happy heterosexual, has been canonically shipped with a variety of real live men, including George Clooney, Ricky Gervais, Brian Williams, and especially Stephen Colbert.
  • The first episode of the third season of Castle includes Ryan commenting on a cardboard cutout of Castle that, "Wow, he really is ruggedly handsome".
    • This seems to overlap with Real Life. Just listen to the Season One commentaries and hear Seamus Dever (Ryan) and Jon Huertas gush about how "Yummy" Nathan Fillion is.
    • Let's face it, though, we're talking about Nathan Fillion.
  • Robin, Barney, and Marshall all end up with hopeless, full-blown crushes on one-off character Stan in How I Met Your Mother. Barney actually tells Stan that he loves him, and both Marshall and Barney seem to want to go on a date with him at the end of the episode. And Marshall and Barney also have an argument over which one of them Ted has gay dreams about; it devolved into this.
    Marshall: Ted and I have a history! I could do things to him that would blow his m... [beat] ...Why do we keep trying to have sex with Ted?
    Barney: I don't know; it's weird.
  • Eureka: Charles Grant. There's something about his unapologetic old-fashioned machismo...
    • And Nathan Stark. He may not be the "perfect specimen but he's damn close."
  • There's one scene in Slings and Arrows in which Richard Smith-Jones, now beloved by the cast of the musical he's taken over, wakes up next to one of the female cast with whom he'd slept earlier, and who calls him "Big Dick"...and then pan over to reveal one of the male cast, who also calls him.... Possibly because he'd taken a full tab of ecstasy the other night; his first time using the drug, no less.
  • Michael from Prison Break. T-Bag has had "designs" on Michael since their first meeting. Also, Tweener, seeing as he's been hit on by T-Bag as well.
  • Corner Gas: Quoting Davis: "Hank's...different...when he's fishing."
  • This guy on Australia's Got Talent. Judge Brian McFadden seems pretty damn pleased.
  • Michael Scott's epic mancrush on Ryan the Temp on the U. S. version of The Office. He gives Ryan the "Hottest Office Member" Dundie award, openly admits he'd sleep with Ryan (in "The Fire"), and calls Ryan "sweetcheeks" once in Season 3. And there are many more examples.
  • Mr. Harris in The New Adventures of Old Christine.
  • Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs has a lot of male fans who think he's pretty hot. He's even received email from a male fan stating this and that he had "a man crush on Mike Rowe".
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Craster commented that Jon Snow is prettier than half of his daughters. For extra-squicky subtext, Craster marries his daughters.
    • Two lowborn Lannister soldiers consider Ser Loras Tyrell to be prettier than Queen Cersei—and she's widely regarded to be the most beautiful woman in the Seven Kingdoms.
    • The bisexual Prince Oberyn Martell finds Olyvar (a male prostitute) so desirable that he isn't at all deterred when Olyvar informs his client that he's "wildly expensive."
    • Oberyn propositions Loras by mentally undressing the young man with his eyes in "The Lion and the Rose."
  • Eric from True Blood. Half the guys in Fangtasia are psyching themselves up to "offer themselves to him" and have erotic dreams about him. Also, in one episode Mr. Gus tells Pam "I'm no homo (homosexual), but he (Eric) is a handsome devil."
  • Almost occurred in one episode of Grimm when Monroe spies on a Ziegevolk who can generate lust-inducing hormones.
    Monroe: I can't be around that guy—I almost bought him a drink!
  • Parks and Recreation has Chris Trager, who brings out Jean-Ralphio's "open-minded as hell" side.
    Andy: From now on, we will be using code names. You can address me as Eagle One. Ann, code name: Been There, Done That. April is Currently Doing That. Donna is It Happened Once In A Dream. Chris, code name: If I Had To Pick A Dude. Ben is Eagle Two.
    • When Leslie points out that there are no women on Chris's gender equality commission:
      Councilman Milton: There's a lady right next to you. [Chris looks up] Oh, wait, no. It's just a very beautiful man.
  • Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock. Even the straight guys and lesbian women want him.
    John Watson: For the record, if anyone out there still cares, I'm not actually gay.
    Irene Adler: Well, I am. And yet, look at us both.
  • From the "Toni's Boys" episode of Charlie's Angels: In this clip, we see that Bob Sorenson is checking out Arnie, the male stripper while he and Kris watch Arnie rehearse.
  • Subverted in Warehouse 13. When Pete learns new agent Jinks is gay, Pete immediately whips his shirt off, comments on how great it will be to work with someone who appreciates how hot he is and offers to strip down any time Jinks wants. Jinks is all, no thanks, not my type.
  • Friends: Monica's oh-so-perfect season 1 boyfriend Alan.
    Ross: If only he were a woman.
    Rachel: Yeah... [awkwardly look at each other and walk away]
  • Frasier: Dr. Clint Webber, a new radio personality at KACL in "The Perfect Guy". This inspires great jealousy from Frasier, who schemes to find an exploitable weakness.
  • Jeff of Community is not only found canonically attractive by all three of the show's female leads, but is called handsome multiple times by many male characters and is heavily hit on by the Dean, who is a guy. He is also a raging narcissist about this fact.
  • We hear Beau Ryan of the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks getting wolf whistles from men and women when he does the NRL Footy Show in the nude.NSFW
  • Conan: In this segment, Elizabeth Banks tells Conan O'Brien that her husband would have sex with Tom Brady. Conan admits that he would too.
  • The Big Bang Theory: When Leonard demonstrates to Raj how he can be more popular with girls by being more confident (and removing his glasses). Raj is mesmerized by it.
  • Hannibal
    • Tobias Budge seemed to be attracted to both Hannibal the murderer and Hannibal the man. Tobias serenades Hannibal and flirts with him; Hannibal reciprocates at first, but ends whatever game he was playing with Tobias at their dinner date.
    • Will Graham. Matthew's intense, worshipful obsession with Will, and the way Will totally plays on it, practically batting his eyelashes at Matthew to get him to do a favour. Also, Hannibal directs much Foe Yay and Ho Yay towards him. And then there's (S1 finale spoilers) certain comments from Word of God:
    Interviewer: Is Hannibal's obsession with Will also an attempt to more fully understand himself?
    Fuller: Hannibal's absolutely on a journey of self-exploration, and he's fascinated by his fascination with Will. He is curious about this change that's come over him. It's sort of like somebody who is falling in love for the first time and had never felt that was actually a possibility for them. That's a fresh, unexplored territory for Hannibal that is exciting to him and interesting to him. Maybe his ultimate downfall is his attraction and affection for Will Graham.
  • There's J.D. mentioning he'd sleep with Harrison Ford in Scrubs.
  • The Muppets: In the 2015 show Pepe the king prawn mentions that Josh Groban gives him the feels too after a female muppet mentions that Josh Groban gives her pleasant feelings. The others stare at him and he says "What? He's a handsome man and gender is fluid."
  • A frequent running gag on Chuck is just how perfect Captain Awesome is, to the point that even male cast members have swooned over him.
    • It even happens to Chuck himself. Especially if some of Jeff's remarks are anything to go by.
  • Gotham: In addition to being in a romantic relationship with Leah, Jim unintentionally attracts a laundry list of admirers, male and female, most of whom are Ax-Crazy. At last count they include: Penguin; Nygma; Barbara; Sionis; and last but not least Theo Galavan who genuinely planned to have Jim at his side when he took over Gotham but due to Jim's refusal to bend to him finally orders him killed. Also, Barnes seems to take it rather harshly when he finds out about Gordon's misdeeds and is forced to arrest him. He even tells Gordon: "You broke my heart!"
    • Nygma earns the affections of two women and by season 3 Oswald develops feelings for him.
  • Mr. Robot: Elliot attracts girls and Ho Yay from Tyrell who eventually admits he's in love with Elliot.
Dexter is a Chick Magnet for his handsome looks, soft side towards kids, and endearing and bizarre behavioral quirks as well as his sociopath side. There's also been a few men that have expressed interest in him to his displeasure.

  • Shi Woon of The Breaker is already a Chick Magnet but also gets some male attention. Hyuk So Chun seems to be rather... fascinated with Shi Woon after their fight. The second time he sees him, we are treated the image of Hyuk gripping his chest over his heart, and a few stronger heartbeats. I present you this, if there were any doubts.
    "That boy was the first to make my heart race like that time..."
    • There's also Mamungi, who has called Shi Woon cute ever since they met.
    • And Chun Woo I present you with this page Where Chun Woo asks if Shi Woon is his girlfriend.
    • Shi Woon's "fight" against the S.U.C. in 77 provokes some strange feelings in Yang Yong-Hyun.

  • Both Matthew Bellamy and Dominic Howard of Muse.
  • David Bowie. The world is full of straight men who say "it's okay, because it's Bowie". The man had this so much he was practically a sexual orientation unto himself (gay, straight, bi, trans, Bowie).
  • A traditional English folk song (Child Ballad #100; it has many variations with different names, among them "John Barbour", "Tom the Barber", and "Willie O'Winsbury"), about a king's daughter who falls for a sailor and the king's disapproval, contains the following lines, where the king changes his mind:
    Then he called his sailors all/By one, by two, by three
    John Barbour was the first he called/But the last came down was he.
    When he came a dancing down,/He was clothed all in white
    His cheeks were like the roses red/And his teeth were ivory bright.
    He paid their wages with a smile/And to John Barbour he did say
    If I was a woman as I am a man/My bed fellow you would be.
  • There is a song by the English band Federal Drugs Administration, "Rampant Russell", where the singer complains about how unfair it is that he's the ONLY one who hasn't slept with Russell Brand. He ends the song with "And I'm not even gay!"
  • Mike Patton of Faith No More fame inspires lust in both his female and male fans.
  • Queen's Freddie Mercury, mainly in the '70s. But some also find his '80s appearance hot...amplified by the fact that he was bisexual.
  • Peter Steele of Type O Negative. Amplified by the fact that he posed naked for Playgirl. It got to the point where he wrote a Type O Negative song titled "I Like Goils" as a response to all of his male admirers.
  • Garbage's song "Cherry Lips:"
    "With your cherry lips and golden curls
    You could make grown men gasp when you go walking past
    And in your hot pants and high heels
    Why they could not believe that such a body was for real
    It seems like rainbows would appear
    Whenever you came near the clouds would disappear
    Because you look just like a girl
    Your baby blues would flash and suddenly a spell was cast..."
  • Subverted in Jay-Z's "Run This Town" (Kanye West's rap):
    "It's crazy how you can go from being Joe Blow
    ...To everybody on your dick...no homo"
  • Japanese musician Gackt has gone on many a TV show hosted by men, only to have them remark how beautiful they find him and how good he smells. The most extreme example was a show he did in 2009 where there were about six interviewers, all male, and every single one of them commented on his sex appeal. One went as far to say that if Gackt kissed him, he would gladly have sex with the guy.
  • Syd Barrett back in his Pink Floyd days. A much younger David Gilmour would also apply.
  • Elvis Presley. One colleague said, "I'm straight as an arrow and I got to tell you, you stop, whether you're male or female, to look at him. He was that good looking."
  • Franz Ferdinand has "Michael".
    This is what I am, I am a man
    So come and dance with me, Michael
    So strong now, it's strong now
    So come and dance with me, Michael
  • Adam Levine. Black Shelton, his fellow coach on the The Voice has gone as far as saying that he has a crush on Adam.
  • "Dibs" by Kelsea Ballerini contains the lines "I know everybody wants you" and "Make everybody jealous".

    Mythology and Religion 
  • Older Than Feudalism: In Greek Mythology, young men are considered suitable sex objects for mature men. For instance, the Spartan prince Hyacinthos was so handsome and athletic that both the wind god Zephyrus and the god Apollo (one of the biggest Casanovas in the Greek pantheon — after Zeus, that is) had HUGE Stupid Sexy Flanders over him and fought over his attentions. With deadly consequences for the poor guy: thanks to Zephyrus, he got his skull opened with a flying discus for choosing Apollo. OUCH. Well, at least Apollo used Hyacinthos's blood to create the hyacinth flower, so...
  • The Nala episode of The Mahabharata opens with a lengthy description of Nala's virtues, including the fact that he was "desired by both men and women."
  • Loki, of Norse Mythology, likes to crossdress and turn into females from different species now and then. He once seduced a horse to prevent it from helping a giant take over Asgard.
  • The biblical Joseph. According to the commentaries (but not the actual Bible.) Everybody knows about Potiphar's wife, but did you know that one of Potiphar's motives for buying Joseph was Joseph's astounding good looks? Luckily, before anything could happen the angel Gabriel castrated Potiphar.
    • Joseph's beauty is a big deal in various mystical Islamic traditions. In Sufism, Joseph is basically the epitome of male beauty.

  • Peter North has both male and female fans. He also stared in gay porno films as Matt Ramsey.

    Print Media 
  • Any guy who's posed nude in Playgirl. Even though many of its readers are women, former editor Michelle Zipp admitted that the magazine attracts much gay male readership. Their spokesman, Daniel Nardico said that the magazine appeals to both men and women. While its Distaff Counterpart, Playboy says "Entertainment for Men" on the cover, Playgirl says "Entertainment for Everyone" on its cover.

    Stand-Up Comedy 
  • Pete Holmes has a bit about how he would gladly give Ryan Gosling a blowjob.
  • Louis C.K. has told onstage that the one man he would blow is Ewan Mc Gregor and once even found himself daydreaming about him.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The dark splatterpunk roleplaying game KULT features a bunch of disadvantages and curses for Player Characters, among which is the flaw "Sexy" (with the prerequisite that the character needs to have a high Charisma score before the player can select it). Any character having this disadvantage exudes massive sexual magnetism, which transcends cultural norms, gender or sexual orientation. As the rulebook puts it, the character will have to live with the fact that anyone he or she meets will not listen to a word (s)he says but stare at his/her ass, crotch or breasts (respectively) and launch a massive seduction attempt, whether the character wants to have sex or not. Of course, this being KULT, "seduction attempt" can easily mean groping or rape. In fact, it doesn't matter if the character is chaste like a saint or a shameless rake, (s)he is still fresh meat on the market, figuratively speaking.
    • You don't want to know what happens when "fresh meat" is meant literally. "Cannibalism" is another flaw entirely.
  • GURPS allows the enhancement Universal to be added to various levels of Appearance making it so that no only do the guy and girl like you but anything sentient will find you attractive.

    Video Games 
  • Metal Gear:
    • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater: This is pretty much the source of the Everyone Is Gay For Big Boss meme on 4chan. The character in question has a rather profound effect on both female (EVA) and male (Ocelot) characters thanks to sheer masculine sex appeal. This carried over to the fanbase - every now and again someone will pop up on the aforementioned image board and declare their wonderful gay love for him. Metal Gear Solid 4 took it to the extreme by perfectly seriously revealing that the events of the entire timeline were caused by a very large amount of people being gay for Big Boss. This is even pointed out in this page of The Last Days Of FOXHOUND, in which Liquid Snake comments, "Did any of you not have a crush on my dad?" to a starry-eyed rest of the group (minus Mantis and Raven).
    • Vamp flirts with and gets uncomfortably close to Raiden all throughout Metal Gear Solid 2. Their encounter in 4 drops any pretense of subtlety, with a scene that's more erotic than some actual sex scenes, including Vamp licking Raiden's thick white artificial blood off of his crotch-knives, and a session of grappling and groaning that involves Raiden penetrating Vamp with his sword (the non-metaphorical one). Also, Jetstream Sam, like Vamp before him, is quite clearly flirting with Raiden, getting really excited while fighting him, calling him "pretty boy", and giving him battle pointers, relishing the opportunity for a rematch and hopefully to be killed by him.
  • Tales of Vesperia: YURI LOWELL. There's Zagi's whole Foe Yay-ish violent obsession with him, Flynn's massive amount of Ho Yay, a few NPC seem to be interested in him even after they realize he's actually a guy, Karol sometimes seems to have a Precocious Crush and even Raven has a few moments despite otherwise only showing interest in women (especially Judith).
  • Ellis in Left 4 Dead is a big fan of Jimmy Gibbs Jr., a famous race car driver. He'll sometimes mention, "If the laws of nature allowed it, I would bear that man's children." Meanwhile, if there's anybody who qualifies out of universe for Even the Guys Want Him it would be Francis, whose buff biker appearance has earned him a noticeable following among actual men.
  • Leon from Resident Evil 4 falls victim to this as well sometimes. Examples include; the male co-host of X-Play who admitted that if he were ever to have a gay experience it would have to be with Leon, and Conan O'Brien, who commented that Leon was 'hot'.
  • In the RPG Fable I, an NPC's romantic interest in the (male) player character is represented by a pink heart above their head. If the player ups his Attractiveness enough, those pink hearts will start to appear above some of the guys as well as the girls. It is possible to propose to and marry these guys, too.
  • In SNK vs. Capcom, the narcissistic Spanish Ninja Vega pretty much tells Kyo Kusanagi that he's the only male fighter who's almost as handsome as Vega himself, much to Kyo's embarrassment and annoyance. Not to mention Shingo's hero worship of him can be very easily interpreted as a man-crush, and Kyo's Foe Yay with Iori is freaking legendary.
    • Also, Vega and Benimaru will both do opening poses normally reserved for female opponents if facing one another. They're that pretty.
    • In the KOF pachinko game, at some point Kyo is surrounded by fans and then ends up buried under a whole pile of them. The "pile" includes both fangirls and fanboys, all of them with floaty hearts around them.
  • Chick Magnet Link even has a male character go on about how handsome he is in the adult timeline of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
    • Also on the subject of Zelda, arguably Link in these videos.
    • The June issue of Out, a magazine focusing on gay and lesbian culture, called Link the Hottest Video Game Character in its "What's Hot Now" section for his role in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. From the magazine: "When darkness enshrouds the land, Nintendo's sexy farm-boy-turned-wolf sets out to save the day in this upcoming game. His weapons: a sword, a bow, arrows, and kick-ass grooming skills." This isn't the first time Link has been associated with gay culture—he was the inspiration for Xandir P. Wifflebottom, the homosexual video game character in Comedy Central's Drawn Together.
    • In a good number of games Link is already quite the Chick Magnet, and attracts more girls for demonstrating his heroic and badass side even among the Gerudo women who are stated to hate men. In Skyward Sword, he even has the male demon Ghirahim fascinated with him. His Chick Magnet nature even extends outside of the games and is mentioned in other series like Sandra on the Rocks.
    • In addition to Ghirahim and the Poe Collector this article talks about possible feelings other male characters have for Link. Of note are:
      • Ricky the Kangaroo from the Oracle of Seasons manga who was quite gay for Link: gushing over the Chosen Hero, oozing admiration at Link's sword skills, and openly voicing his disappointment at the possibility of him having a female love interest.
      • Fledge is another of Link’s childhood friends in Skyward Sword, who can be described as Link’s biggest fan. Fledge believes that Link can do anything and wants to be exactly like him. It may be a one-sided relationship, but Fledge gives Link several gifts, including a Piece of Heart. Remembering Yeta and Yeto from Twilight Princess, or the Heart Piece in Zelda’s closet at the Knight Academy, the giving of a Heart Piece bears some significance. At night Fledge can be found “working out so that someday [he] might be strong like [Link].” He goes on to say to Link that “it’s not as easy as you make it look. You really are amazing!” Fledge’s infatuation with Link is undeniable, as is his desire to appear strong for Link. He admits that Link seeing him training would be embarrassing, and prefers Link to see him less vulnerable, or even better, strong when throwing pumpkins. To be of use to Link and help the hero in his training makes Fledge somewhat content.
      • Tingle, the Manchild who wants to be a fairy, is obsessed with Link.
      • Linebeck is implied to have a hidden affection for Link.
      • [The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Komali]], the young Rito, is more rational in his admiration. Komali’s affection is largely directed at Medli, but as the game progresses his feeling for Link deepen. Initially these are feelings of hostility for Link’s intrusion in Rito matters, but once Link rescues Valoo, these emotions turn to reverence and respect.
      • From Oracle of Ages, Nayru’s guardian Ralph is similar to Komali in some ways. Ralph’s feelings, or at least his outward display of them, moves from rivalry to informing Link that his “respect for [him] has grown”, before the end where he simply says “You’re amazing.”
      • In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Breath of the Wild]], Prince Sidon basically becomes Link's biggest fan after he purifies Vah Ruta and saves Zora's Domain from destruction and often exclaims how incredible Link is with extreme enthusiasm. Additionally, there's a male NPC at one of the stables who will comment that Link has extremely beautiful features and is hit on when he's Disguised in Drag as a Gerudo woman or by Ambiguously Gay male NPC.
  • Bridget from Guilty Gear, as in "Everyone's gay for..." And it isn't pure Memetic Mutation: any discussion on the character will have multiple male fans saying "I don't care, *she's* still hot." Of course, being a crossdressing Bishōnen, a girl finding Bridget attractive is in the same "trap."
  • Subverted in Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk. Decus certainly thinks that his (putrid) cologne has this effect.
  • In The Sims 2 expansion "FreeTime", one of the rewards for a life well lived is a magic lamp containing a genie. If the Sim chooses "Give Me Beauty" as one of three wishes, s/he is granted automatic maximum chemistry with any Sim of his/her preferred gender, and all the Sim needs to do to activate this trope is to "Flirt... Check Sim Out" at least one Sim from each gender. A bug in the code then causes every NPC and their sister to ring the Sim's doorbell at all hours of the night, making a good night's sleep all but impossible but guaranteeing a gigantic stable of friends and/or lovers. Be Careful What You Wish For.
  • Ike from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn has paired endings with two guys (Soren and Ranulf), Elincia seems to have a crush on him in Path of Radiance, Lethe is tsundere for him, Mia is in love with his carnage, and Sothe worships Ike so much that Sothe's girlfriend Micaiah lampshades the Ho Yay by referring to Ike as "the father of Sothe's children".
  • Libra, the VERY girlish-looking War Monk from Fire Emblem Awakening. Virion seems to be rather infatuated with him even after finding out he's a dude, and his solo ending says he was courted by women and men as he took care of his Orphanage of Love.
    • Also, The Avatar. Aside of his Ho Yay with Chrom and other guys, Vaike describes him in almost dreamy words when he and Tharja have a talk about him. And some of the more flirtatious talks that the female Avatar has with male charas do not change if the Avatar's a dude, i.e. Gregor suggests Intimate Healing to both of them.
    • If one checks on the English version of the Future Past DLC, Grima in the Avatar's body will taunt Lucina via mentioning how much the Avatar loved her father Chrom (even if s/he is married to someone else). The catch is that the dialogue doesn't really change if the Avatar is a dude. Ho Yay or what?!
      • It's not just The Avatar: Frederick, Chrom's very handsome Battle Butler, seems to have quite the mancrush on his lord. It's so blatant that even one of Fred's potential brides playfully points out the Ho Yay:
        Frederick: "In truths, I've no eyes for anyone else".
        Sumia: "Hee hee! Not even Chrom?"
  • Fire Emblem Fates is no slouch in these regards:
    • No guys in the army can exactly resist the Male Avatar's touch in the infamous "skinship" section (which has people of either gender blushing and thanking the Avatar for calling them up), Silas seems to be pretty enamoured with either him or his female self, Jakob and Kaze are as devoted to him as they are to the Female Avatar, and Niles is so taken with the guy that he can flat out propose to him just like he would to a Female Avatar or the other army girls.
    • Prince Leo of Nohr, too. In the Summer Scramble DLC, the aforementioned Niles and his partner Odin are enthralled with Leo's surprisingly nice body and end up fanboying him just like the female subordinates swoon over their respective male lords.
    • Leo's son Prince Forrest is incredibly pretty and girly, and Shigure points out that there are beauties in the army... and then there's Forrest himself.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • In Final Fantasy V, Faris appears to be this, at first, with many of his crew members having crushes on him. When Galuf and Bartz catch a glimpse of Faris asleep, both fall head over heels for him, causing extreme confusion for Galuf (an old man who claims he hasn't 'felt like that in years'). It soon turns out that he's actually a woman.
    • Final Fantasy VI:
      • Setzer, a famous ladies' man and seducer, ends up as this due to a programming oversight/Throw It In! which leads to both Chivalrous Pervert Edgar and Ho Yay-laden Sabin blushing when he starts putting the moves on Celes.
    • Final Fantasy VII:
      • Cloud Strife from is actually stated to be this in Ultimania Omega Guide. "One look at Cloud in drag gets Corneo very excited. Does Cloud's charms enslave even members of the same sex?"
      • Sephiroth is heavily indicated as being this way. Joining SOLDIER to be like Sephiroth is a common dream of young men in the setting, with him having huge amounts of adolescent male fans. His fan club in Crisis Core is (like the other SOLDIER members') full of adolescent girls, but also male characters including its owner. The content of the fanclubs' emails is mostly based around Sephiroth's pretty hair.
  • In the City Elf origin in Dragon Age: Origins, if you're a girl who asks Soris about your fiance's appearance, he says, "I'd trade for him."
    • This also applies to the male main character. Zevran will lampshade this while speaking with the Warden, saying that a handsome man like him must draw a lot of female AND male attention.
  • In Dragon Age: Inquisition, at the Winter Palace ball, Cullen is surrounded by a small mob of both male and female admirers who offer to get him drinks, compliment his looks, and invite him to dance. Blackwall observes "nine women and six men" engaged in such behavior, adding that he's pretty sure the commander has received at least four marriage proposals and may need a bodyguard. Cullen himself is not happy about any of this, especially if he's in a romance with the Inquisitor.
  • Ezio from Assassin's Creed II. As he walks/runs/parkours across Italia, assorted allies of both genders comment regularly on how skilled, graceful, and attractive he is. Ezio is hard-pressed to hop a two-foot gap between rooftops without a nearby group of thieves making some kind of positive comment.
  • In Worldof Warcraft, Lor'themar Theron, the current leader of the blood elves, has an ability called "Mass Charm" which charms members of both sexes.
  • Ragna the Bloodedge in BlazBlue. Besides Jin's blatant Ho Yay towards him, Arakune's Joke Ending features Hazama wanting to marry an unconscious Ragna.
    • Jin himself as well. He's a Chick Magnet and Nago really wants to take him home. Amane is also interested in recruiting him to his traveling troupe. To the point of even telling him to leave the NOL (even though Jin already defected, by this point). Jin's reaction was just being literally creeped out at the way he stares at him. In Remix Heart, Taro seems to... Love teasing him in a rather unprofessional way. And in one scene where all of the girls are wearing super-sexy bikinis in a beach, the one and only thing that got his attention was... Jin feeling unwell.
  • Devil May Cry:
  • Haseo from Dot Hack GU. He's got his fangirls and Endrance, Ovan, and other guys directing much Ho Yay towards him.
  • Yuri from Infinite Space, considering Cico's obsession to him. There's also his relationship with Dietrich, which is rather questionable when compared to his relationship with other military characters.
  • Persona:
    • Teddie's human form from Persona 4. He makes extensive use of the Bishie Sparkle and uses it to manipulate women that he comes across. Not to mention during the crossdressing scene he was the only one able to pull off looking like a girl. One male commentator even exclaimed "I'd hit it" even after finding out that Teddie was actually a guy.
    • Tatsuya Suou from Persona 2 isn't just desired by seemingly every female character in the game (both major and minor), but by even some of the guys (*cough*Jun*cough*) as well.
  • The "brother" version of NieR was a prostitute for some time in the backstory to support his sister. Word of God is that Emil is also into him.
  • Ganondorf's new look in Hyrule Warriors was unanimously praised by both female and male players. His Rapunzel Hair also led to a meme, with even Nintendo Europe joining in with their own contribution.
  • Age of Wonders 3: The Seduce and Charm abilities here do not discriminate by sex. Female units like the Bard and Succubus are perfectly capable of seducing and charming other girls, and if you manage to get Seduce or Charm on a male (usually by giving a Leader or Hero an equip item with the ability) they will still be capable of seducing or charming other guys.
  • Playing as Diarmuid Ua Duibhne in Fate/unlimited codes will net you a remark about his supernatural good looks from nearly every female opponent you come up against... and from Cu Chulainn.
    Cu Chulainn: Yo, sexy man - wanna have a go at it?
  • Ensemble Stars!: What Izumi has for Makoto can only be described as a one-sided heavy crush. He actively seeks to be near him, gets upset when he thinks Makoto is avoiding him, hires people to take pictures of him, and when someone once made a joke about producer confessing to Makoto on the school's roof, he stated that if such thing had happened, he would've pushed both Producer and Makoto off the roof and then jump off himself. One of his cards is even named "If you get too close to Yuu-kun I won't forgive you!".
  • Randle Sim Racing : Davey Randle, RSR's founder and developer designed his video game and art characters to be attractive to both males and females, men with big hips, thighs, etc.
  • Mass Effect: Garrus, of all people, gets hit on by a male casino guard in the Citadel DLC, in addition to the surprisingly extensive list of turian, human, and quarian women who've expressed sexual/romantic interest in him throughout the franchise, including Fem!Shepard herself.
    • He even calls Paragon!Male Shepard out on it in Mass Effect 2.
      (Garrus has just sustained a horrific injury)
      Garrus: Nobody would give me a mirror. How bad is it?
      Paragon!Male Shepard: Hell, Garrus, you were always ugly. Slap some face paint on there, and nobody'll even notice.
      Garrus: Ha! Oh, don't make me laugh, my face hurts bad enough as it is. Ah well, everybody was always ignoring you, and hitting on me. Only fair for you to get a shot at it.
      Shepard: (smiling to himself and shaking his head)
  • Onmyōji: Apparently Seimei's jutsu posture is so elegant and beautiful that the Hair Eater is absolutely smitten with him after their battle.

    Visual Novels 
  • Shirou Emiya from Fate/stay night. Issei "Blushes Like Mad Whenever Shirou So Much As Looks At Him Funny" Ryudou has a fairly obvious crush on him.
    • In Fate/hollow ataraxia, there's a scene where Issei and Shinji Matou pretty much squabble like children for Shirou's attention.
  • It is an ironclad fact in Steins;Gate that everyone has a thing for Ruka Urushibara. Everyone
    • In one episode Daru states about Ruka in drag "Balls or not man, I would so hit that."
    • Okabe. It is hinted that Ruka does have romantic feelings for him.
  • Hatoful Boyfriend takes place at an all-bird boys' school. According to the drama CDs and the official manga, this does not stop Yuuya Sakazaki from receiving love letters and seeds on Legumentine's Day (the bird equivalent of Valentine's). He even comments on his popularity with the guys in a cutscene when he finds Ryouta and Sakuya talking about him; Sakuya is his brother.
  • Riki and Kyousuke of Little Busters!. For example, Riki looks up to Kyousuke a huge amount, to the point of describing him mentally in almost poetic terms worthy of a lovestruck shoujo heroine - in one of the first scenes, he says he totally understands why people come from across the school to watch Kyousuke (in the anime, why girls come to watch him), and that when he reads manga he looks 'divine'. Also, Kyousuke is once shown making ambiguous sexual/romantic comments to Riki.
  • Yeonho from Nameless has a notable scene where admirers of his Moe are crowding around, girl and guy. Although he doesn't stay like this throughout the whole route.
  • Makoto from School Days gets his Chick Magnet status even more cranked Up to Eleven (and his worse traits are toned down, thank God) in the OAV. LOL, Taisuke!
    • And Yuuki from Cross Days.
  • Hatate of Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara is a Chick Magnet and Megumu develops a crush on him as well.
  • My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
    • Hachiman has Totsuka show a large amount of affection towards him.
    • Totsuka is so cute that in episode 13 of the anime he incapacitates several other boys. Also, Hachiman doesn't seem to mind getting Ho Yay with him.
  • Kousaku is a Chick Magnet and in No-Rin has attracted the attentions of Rose who succeeds in tricking Kousaku to play the Pocky Game with him in order to kiss him.
  • Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate: Yuuki is a Chick Magnet and Oboro has a blatant crush on him.
  • Keiichi of Higurashi: When They Cry has a few members of his group of female friends attracted to him. Also, when he demonstrated to a male baseball player his badass K persona the baseball player is shown making a face that looks similar to a g-rated orgasm while blushing and screaming "K!" while kneeling and reaching after a retreating Keiichi.
  • Shukufuku no Campanella: Leicester. Even Golem blushes around him.
  • Hiroshi Kuzumi from Ookami Kakushi. Just ask Issei, who stalks and tries to molest Hiroshi a few times.
  • Super Dangan Ronpa: Hajime. Nagito certainly does. Some of the guys (namely Nidai and Hanamura) also have suspect endings in Island Mode.
  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney: Both rock 'n' roll Prosecutor Klavier Gavin and Apollo Justice, seem to attract quite a bit of attention from males and females alike, particularly Klavier who Apollo even admits is "dazzling" and says he'll "wipe that smile off your pretty face, Gavin", whereas Apollo seems to attract the attention of Klavier to the point Klavier's sexual orientation could be questioned particularly in Case 2 of the game and the Japanese Only Quiz DLC for Dual Destinies where Klavier admits he's never felt this way towards a man before, and the DLC Quiz has plenty of friendly jabs at both Apollo and Klavier's orientation, even moreso than Phoenix and Edgeworth. Also if you examine the detention center guard in Case 4 of Apollo Justice, Apollo notes he is winking at him.

  • The artist of Niels drew this strip specifically to rebuff accusations of the title character being this, pointing out that 300's flirting with Niels probably isn't something a straight man would do.
  • In this Questionable Content, Marten is just as enthusiastic about parts of Sven as the girls are.
  • Ménage à 3 and its spinoff, Sticky Dilly Buns has Dillon as its primary candidate:
    • Seeing him dressed up as Black Canary or porn star Amber-Amber is often distracting for men; he can certainly attract a certain amount of passing straight male interest when he's in drag, and male readers are often prepared to agree that this is plausible.
    • Impersonating Amber-Amber (Gary's favorite porn star) even got Gary to make out with him under the pretense of Dillon helping Gary learn how to do it right, albeit to no apparent lasting effect on Gary's sexuality or attitude to Dillon.
    • Dillon has claimed to have "turned" several straight guys in the past with his Swirly-Go-Round kissing technique. However, after Ruby extracted some details from him, she pointed out that it was much more likely that they were bisexual or gay, but either in denial or using this claim as a way to brush Dillon off.
      • Dillon has also kissed his old crush Ray who thinks about how "hot" it was despite being straight and considers that he might be "a little bi". When Dillon reveals that he's gay and imagines Amber as Chris Hemsworth as Thor when he kisses her Ray admits "Any straight man could agree he's handsome."
      • It continues when a grown-up Julian, whom Dillon babysat when he was younger, shows up to confess that he has a crush on Dillon.
    • Gary has attracted numerous girls with his good looks, geeky Nice Guy status as well as his skill with the Swirly-Go-Round oral sex technique. He's also attracted Dillon (gay) and Matt (bisexual) imagines his sexual partner with Gary's head, has thought about having sex with him, and is willing to engage in a foursome with him. He's even managed to have Yuki, who's a lesbian, make an exception for him. Also, James who's straight mentioned he wouldn't mind getting oral sex from Gary and thought about him while having sex with Tracy.
  • In Homestuck, every single member of Jake English's circle of friends has a crush on him, including the other boy, and (sort of) his AI duplicate.
    • Justified in that the other boy is, in fact, gay.
    • Deconstructed a little later on. Because all of his friends have a thing for him, there isn't a single person he can go to to talk about any of this (until Jane accidentally and inaccurately tells him she doesn't have a thing for him, anyway), he's constantly having to tip-toe around sensitive subjects without letting anyone else find out what anyone else feels or that he knows about it, often questions whether it's even true in the first place or he's all just egotistically imagining it, and is showing signs of wanting to get together with one of them partially because he feels guilty about rejecting everyone.
  • Boy Meets Boy: Skids. As in, girls want him, gays want him, bisexuals want him, and his best friend who's otherwise heterosexual wants him.
  • Noblesse features Rai, the absolutely gorgeous badass Chick Magnet and Dude Magnet. In particular, Shinwoo seems to think he's pretty hot.
  • The Breaker has Shi Woon.
    • Hyuk So Chun seems to be rather... fascinated with Shi Woon after their fight. The second time he sees him, we are treated the image of Hyuk gripping his chest over his heart, and a few stronger heartbeats. I present you this, if there were any doubts.
    "That boy was the first to make my heart race like that time..."
    • There's also Mamungi, who has called Shi Woon cute ever since they met.
  • Variant in Penny and Aggie, where no less than two lesbians (admittedly, both pre-coming-out at the time) crush badly on Marshall.
  • In Commander Kitty, CK's exploits have made him so famous that even the Cat President is smitten with him. Of course, this is all just a dream.
  • The Elven King Tegretol in Our Little Adventure seems this way with all of the Elves in his castle. It's also implied many of his admirers have been with him as well.

    Web Original 
  • Daichi from Greek Ninja. During the final battle, Creon notes that he's good-looking after seeing him when Sasha saved him from being decapitated. Having said that though, Creon had tried to make a pass on Sasha earlier...
  • According to the fans of this video, Completely heterosexual guys were falling in love with Kurt.
  • Will Smith, according to both the The Nostalgia Critic and Yahtzee. The former's video review of Independence Day is basically one long love letter to Will Smith interspersed with commentary whenever Will is not on screen.
    Nostalgia Critic: [after slapping himself] Boobs! You like boobs!
    • Doug Walker himself has had guys wanting to kiss him and grope his ass. He'll very often flirt right back.
  • From The Nostalgia Chick's review of Kate & Leopold:
    Nostalgia Chick: Hugh Jackman. All the women want him. And at least 25% of the men. And the other 75% at least a little.
  • Furry Fury: Actually more like ONLY the guys want him. Poor Sinku.
  • In If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device, the only people who are not aroused by the Custodes are the Emperor, Kitten and a couple of Inquisitors, regardless of their gender.
  • Duke Devlin from Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series. This is what Joey Wheeler says of Duke: "What does he have that I don't got?... besides the fangirls?... and the pretty hair?... and those gorgeous green eyes?" Duke then reminds Joey about his "sweet ass", and Joey admits, "Yeah, and a sweet ass too! But other than that, he's got nothing."
    Male Narrator: Warning: This episode contains copious amounts of Duke Devlin. Women with heart conditions are advised to not look directly at Duke Devlin. This also applies to women without heart conditions; he's very pretty. See? See how pretty he is? He's very pretty. I'd like to run my fingers through his hair, and I'm just a voice.
    Yami: Mustn't...look...directly at his face...so beautiful! No words to describe it...they should have sent a poet!
    • It was even Lampshaded by Duke himself in episode 38: "I know how she feels. Guys are proposing to me all the time!"
    • "Who hasn't had dream sex with Kaiba?"
      "You've got good taste in this life just like you did in your last. Must say, he's quite a beauty. You make a cute couple."
    • When Kaiba enters the classroom in the second episode of season 0, Yugi says, "He's dreamy!"
    • Yami directs Ho Yay towards Yugi in "What Would Yugi Do" and Jack Atlas seems to bear some kind of Ho Yay towards Yugi. He gives us this gem, complete with an uncharacteristically soft voice: "The greatest duelist that ever lived. I love him." And then there's Kaiba's apparent obsession with Yugi. Then during episode 15 between Bakura (not Florence) and Yugi.
    Téa: Hey, stop groping my Yugi muffin.
    Bakura: Bugger off, you had your chance.
  • Sasuke in Naruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show. Naruto has an obvious crush on him.
  • Death Note: The Abridged Series (kpts4tv) has Raye Penber who is "so awesome [he] turns guys bi," and L who Light has a crazy one-sided crush on, and Light has his own Unwanted Harem which includes the likes of Ryuk, Namikawa, Near, and Mikami.

    Western Animation 
  • Chip Skylark from The Fairly Oddparents. One of his biggest fans is none other than Timmy's father as well as Cosmo.
    • "Ladies, and... Timmy's dad!"
    • Timmy's 16-year old persona, Gah the Norwegian Male Supermodel in Love at First Height.
    • Not just his 16 year old persona either, but his normal ten year old self if the way Sanjay acts around him is any indication and let's not forget the Gender Bender episode where A.J. was attracted to Timmy's Timantha persona.
    • Timmy's Dad once dressed as a woman to enter the Miss Dimmsdale pageant. Adam West fell in love with him and knowing the truth did nothing to stop his feelings.
  • 2D from Gorillaz, especially from Murdoc's point of view, who called him 'pretty' more than once. Well, Murdoc is a Depraved Bisexual, after all, but he hates 2D, which means calling him 'pretty' actually says something:
    Murdoc: When he stood up... wow. What an image. Tall, pretty, blue spikey hair...
  • Colby in Dan Vs.. Dan remarks how "dreamy" he is and spends an episode admiring him. But then again, Dan sexuality is up for debate.
  • Parodied on an episode of The Simpsons, like everything else. Homer flirts hopelessly with a "sensitive but rugged" manatee lover, completely failing to understand why Marge isn't in love with him.
    • Homer does this pretty much to every man in whom Marge shows interest. In another episode, Marge (with Laser-Guided Amnesia) starts getting along with a smart, charming, kindly man:
      Homer: He's Marge's and my dream man!
    • Lisa climbs a red wood tree to impress a good looking humanitarian. When Homer yells at the guy for his good looks, the boy says Lisa did it on her own, and Homer replies "I'm sorry, I was lost in your eyes!"
    • Homer himself believe it or not. He has shown that when he has hair and looses weight he's actually not bad to look at. He's married to Marge and has managed to attract numerous beautiful woman throughout the show. He has also been kissed by another man on two separate occasions who had developed feelings for him, and while clearly surprised didn't react negatively either.
    • Ned Flanders. Homer has said that he's sexy (he's the Trope Namer for Stupid Sexy Flanders after all) and he's also hugged and kissed Ned and filmed him naked in the shower.
    • In "Hungry Hungry Homer", while Homer is convincing Sherri to go to a dance with Bart she says she would rather go with Tommy and Homer comments "Well duh! He's breathtaking."
    • Millhouse seems to be Ambiguously Bi for Bart, in addition to his attraction to Lisa. Ralph also has called Bart his "boyfriend" and has considered becoming homosexual after seeing Bart skateboarding naked.
  • In the American cartoon adaptation of Darkstalkers a running gag would have people tell Rikuo that he is "strangely attractive" for a fish man. Mostly it was the guys who said this.
  • Total Drama Island:
    • Justin is so attractive that nearly every contestant gets distracted by him at some point. Even Chris, the host, seems to think Justin's last name is "McGorgeousness" and objected to him being voted off.
      Owen: There are two syllables for hot, "jus" and "tin". Man, that guy is just so hot I could kiss him! (pause) Because he's a good teammate! D'oh, why did I say that?
    • World Tour introduces Dashing Hispanic Alejandro, whose Establishing Character Moment is making both male and female contestants swoon in one fell swoop. Bridgette even brings up this ability when Geoff scolds her for kissing him in the first Aftermath.
      Geoff: Imagine if it were ME in the same situation!
      Bridgette: YOU'D KISS HIM TOO!
  • Lampshaded in The Xtacles, when President Stan wants a new statue design that won't end up being raped by Rape Ape. One candidate redesign has so much Ho Yay factor that Stan objects by saying, "I practically want it!"
  • In a Family Guy episode, Peter Griffin is so taken with Bill Clinton that he ends up damaging his relationship with Lois, his wife. By the end of the episode, both of them have been physically seduced by Clinton as well, both saying afterward, "You're a very persuasive guy."
    • In one scene Peter responds to Christian Bale's statement of "We're done professionally" with an excited "Are you asking me out on a date?"
    • Stewie said "Bing, bong! Hello!" when he saw Tom Brady in the shower through the peephole that Lois drilled in his room.
    • Peter gets this from James Woods in "Peter's God Woods" where James acts like a Crazy Jealous Guy to Peter. He also had his doctor hit on him with the following: "I'm telling you you're fine (he explains that he means both in the attractive and healthy sense) And Bill Clinton seemed very satisfied after he willingly had sex with Peter. Another scene parodying Sixteen Candles had Jake Ryan and Peter acting out a romantic scene together with both leaning in for a kiss before Jake shoves Peter off the table, takes his shirt off, and jumps after him. Then there's when a guy tackled him in football and asked afterwards if Peter wanted to get some breakfast acting as if they had sex. He's also been sexually assaulted by a bug when he shrunk himself, the fumes from a pie, and a male bull who later acted like they were in a relationship. Or when a guy thought he was having sex with fish and acted flirtatious with Peter, giving him his number, and telling him they should get together later. Ryan Reynolds also expressed attraction towards Peter.
    • Brian is the family's male talking dog who receives unwanted flirtatious advances from Stewie, the family's male talking baby.
    • Stewie was also attracted to Brian's son Dillon.
    • Adam West. The end of one episode has Luke Perry tricking Adam West into getting into bed with him.
  • In one episode of Spongebob Squarepants, Squidward suddenly became handsome and he was chased around town by men and women who wanted to look upon his handsomeness. Normally he's got Spongebob directing much Ho Yay towards him.
    • Who can forget Squilliam. To quote Squidward: "Oh no, he's hot!"
      • Also in the Spongebob special, Spongebob vs The Big One, JKL gotten the attention of Spongebob, Patrick and Squidward. Squidward even faints because JKL's hottness is just that overwhelming.
    • Discussed in "Driven to Tears". "Women will want you...men will want to be you!"
    • Spongebob has Patrick acting yandere for him on two occasions and being the dad to Spongebob's mom when they took care of a baby clam. At the end he suggested that he was willing to have another baby with Spongebob. Also, in "F.U.N." when Spongebob is chasing Plankton, who had just run off with a Krabby Patty, Spongebob chases after Plankton using a propeller to fly away. Spongebob takes a policeman's baton and spins it around, flying into the air. The cop's reaction is to swoon over Spongebob, complete with heart bubbles.
  • A comb salesman on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack was so gorgeous that he had to wear a mask so that people would pay attention to his combs rather than his face. When his face is revealed, men and women (but mostly men) chase him around town and throw money at him. They would also fall into a daze upon looking at his face, drool, and gain hearts for eyes.
  • In Time Squad, J.T. Laser and the Lance Nine Trillion have this effect on Buck Tuddrussel and the Larry Three Thousand, respectively. The latter is already Camp Gay, but even Tuddrussel's thin wall of restraint crumbles quickly.
  • Donald Duck: One could argue that in The Three Caballeros Panchito and Jose are all over Donald. Even kissing him a few times. In the House of Mouse episode of the Three Caballeros, Donald also is forced to wear a dress before tearing it apart in a rage exposing his nude and toned body while the other two hoist him up...for all to see. In the comics The Three Caballeros Ride Again and The Magnificent Seven (Minus Four) Caballeros, they both praise constantly praise his machismo and bravery. Even Pete in "Music Store Donald" briefly falls in love with him when he hears Donald play the harp. Lastly, more cartoons have shown Donald naked or referred to his body than any other Disney character! Gotta admit this duck is sexy!
  • Jonesy from 6teen. In the episode "Stupid Over Cupid" a Gay Cowboy wanted to go on a date with him.
  • Virgil in Static Shock. Richie, his best friend, rather intensely fanboys him and is hinted to be gay for him.
  • The title character of Johnny Test. If you watch any episode where Johnny's sisters try to woo Gil, at least one of Gil's lines will be either "Hi, Johnny!" (if he is around) or "Say hi to Johnny for me!"
    • In "Join the Johnny Scouts", Johnny becomes a Ladybird Scout to win a bike if he sells 1000 cookies. Gil doesn't quite notice that Johnny is dressed like a girl. "I hate these cookies, but I love you, bro-ham! Laters, Johnny whose new look I can't figure out!"
  • Super Noobs: The Incredibly Amazing Man, who is an arrogant, narcissistic, and destructive superhero, is shown to make a lot of women including Sue Newswoman and [XR4Ti] swoon over him. However, he has this same effect on Kevin and apparently Jock Jockerson as well with Kevin developing a fanboy crush on him. Tyler, Roach, Memnock, and Zenblock are all unaffected by The Incredibly Amazing Man's looks and only see him as a liability to Cornbury.
  • Pinky and the Brain: There's also the episode "Pinky Suavo", where Pinky, through an accident with Brain's "Personalitron", becomes a charismatic, suave, romantic figure loved by everyone. And we mean everyone. Seriously, watch Brain's initial reaction to the new Pinky and just try to deny that he's suddenly developed at least a mancrush on him.
  • On Lil' Bush, Lil' Vladimir Putin. As Lil' Rummy put it "He's got that cool bear, that mysterious accent, and that beautiful well oiled chest."
  • Futurama
    • Headonism Bot.
    • Fry seems to get this from Bender. On Fry's side, they're Just Friends. On Bender's side he directs occassional Yandere moments towards Fry.
  • American Dad!: Stan has Francine as a wife and is occasionally hit on and once tongue kissed by Roger.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures
    • Plucky and Hamton what with their Ho Yay. For example, Hamton once uses a whip to pull Plucky to him and kiss him and Plucky once hooted and hollered at Hamton like he was a exotic dancer for him to "take it all off!" when he was going skinny dipping.
    • In the Valentines Episode Little Beeper fell in love with Calamity Coyote and started chasing him after getting shot by cupid. Calamity Coyote has also been considered attractive by Fifi when he was painted black with white feathers (so he looked like a skunk).
  • Kyle of South Park. Stan is implied to feel something more than just being a Heterosexual Life-Partner to Kyle. And Cartman is Ambiguously Bi and seems to have an obsession with Kyle. For example, in "Funnybot" the translation for part of what Cartman tells the Germans about Kyle is that he's: "A handsome soft Jew. He's fresh. And beautiful, beautiful."
  • The titular Johnny Bravo receives much Ho Yay from Carl. Carl pounces Johnny on constantly (as in "Johnny Goes to Camp"), is very clingy despite Johnny shoving him away, all-too into playing Johnny's pretend date ("Charm School Johnny") or wife ("Chain Gang Johnny"), is impervious to the wiles of chicks, often thinking they're evil ("Forest Chump"), and even said he loved Johnny while standing up for him against an angry mob in "Lodge Brother Johnny". Heck, the episode "Carl Be Not Proud" is practically nothing BUT Ho Yay. Great lines like "If I can't make direct eye contact with Johnny, I'll die!" help too.
  • King of the Hill: Bobby Hill's favourite NASCAR driver is Jeff Gordon. Why? Because "he's handsome".
  • The Legend of Korra: Mako has the attention of Asami and Korra and Prince Wu also seems to have feelings for Mako. He seems almost flirty when he thinks Mako comes from money (the Krew took him to Asami's place to hide out after a kidnapping attempt by Kuvira supporters), and he seems very eager to learn more about Mako's past in "Remembrances".
  • Xiaolin Showdown: Chase Young. Jack develops a fanboy crush on Chase Young (complete with adoring gazes through heart-shaped eyes, repeated attempts to hug and paw at him, and whiny jealous sulks whenever Chase rejects him). Oh, and in the evil future where he takes over? He apparently has Chase Young constantly being tied up in nothing but his underwear, with butter being slathered on his abdomen.
  • Blaze of Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero is admired by all his batchmates, including boys and students that aren't even the same species as him.
    Sashi: (dreamily) Wow...
    Boone: (also dreamily) He's so cool that I've forgotten what I thought was cool before him...
  • Rise of the Guardians: Main character Jack. Tooth and her Mini-Fairies all have crushes on him and Pitch has massive Foe Yay and an implied Villainous Crush towards him. The artbook states he's "seductive" and he's pretty much only this way towards Jack.

    Real Life 
  • James McAvoy's Pretty Boy looks have been noticed by some men:
    • A male journalist from CraveOnline.ca (who is presumably straight) gushes over the actor's attractiveness:
      "When James McAvoy stares at himself naked in the mirror (and I think most of us would if we looked like James McAvoy), I have a sneaking suspicion that he scowls. He's such a damned pretty human being, but if you look at his films, he only really seems to get off on playing total bastards. The endangered subconscious of Simon from Trance. The easily corrupted Dr. Garrigan from The Last King of Scotland. Even Professor Charles Xavier seems kind of like a dickbag when James McAvoy gets a hold of him. McAvoy's boyish good looks and playful sleaziness make these scoundrels much more charismatic than they by all rights deserve, and his performance in Filth may be his assholish pièce de résistance."
    • Benedict Cumberbatch thinks that James is gorgeous.
      "I have wanted to play roles that have gone to much better-looking people than me and you think: 'Oh, well, that's the pin-up guy's part...' for an actor like my friend James McAvoy, who's gorgeous on screen."
    • Daniel Radcliffe may have a bit of a man crush on McAvoy:
      "I don't view my face as particularly interesting to watch, whereas some actors you can't take your eyes off, like James McAvoy. I think I could watch him read the phone book."
    • After complimenting James' "incredible blues" (referring to the actor's expressive eyes), Jon S. Baird then made a Love Confession.
      Baird: I love you, James.
      James McAvoy: I think I'm going to get lucky tonight.
    • After the first two official behind-the-scenes images of Victor Frankenstein were released, several heterosexual guys on Reddit were willing to admit that they find McAvoy attractive.
      "McAvoy is lookin' Franken-fine."
      "Please be a guy, so I'm not the only one that thinks this, too. Something about that guy. Handsome as all fuck. Yes, I'm jealous."
      "Yup same here - Have man crush on him."
      "My exact thoughts."
      "I'm a straight (as straight as the Kinsey scale allows, anyway) dude, McAvoy is a damn fine looking dude. No shame in admitting that."
      "He makes me question my sexuality"
    • Fred Savage can't hide his admiration with comments like, "The Last King of Scotland is when I just kind of fell in love you" and "I could listen you talk about anything [...] It's true, it's true! Describe something." James then replies that this is the first time a man has told him he likes listening to the sound of his voice.
  • Sir Michael Redgrave. There is an anecdote that playwright Noël Coward once told Redgrave's wife that he found Redgrave "so irresistibly charming." Redgrave's wife later commented, "I couldn't help but agree."
  • Almost every journalist (and a lot of them are straight men) who has interviewed Pierce Brosnan has acknowledged that he's incredibly handsome.
  • Apparently, Kevin Bacon. Seriously. Read the comments, especially toward the back. Eventually, we get one of the most fav'd comments: "I'm gay for Kevin Bacon. Oh wait, I'm a girl."
  • Zeddie Watkins Little, better known as "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy", is jokingly described this way.
  • "Benedict can't be here, sorry ladies... and guys."—Jonny Lee Miller accepting the Olivier Award he shares with Benedict Cumberbatch for Frankenstein.
  • Mike Myers, speaking at the AFI Lifetime Achievement tribute to Sean Connery:
    "Every woman wanted him and every man wanted to be with him. And there are those men who both wanted him and wanted to be with him. I'll admit, I have a man-crush."
  • "Neil Patrick Harris is so manly, only another man could possibly satisfy him."
    • There are blooper reels of Neil Patrick Harris and other male cast members on the set of How I Met Your Mother doing rather homoerotic things spontaneously, up to and including sensually kissing on the lips... and they are typically instigated by the other men.
  • Jensen Ackles is admitted to be this by even his co-stars. As Matt Cohen put it:
    "He's like Prince. You look him in the eye, and you're definitely gay for a couple of seconds."
  • On his blog, Oscar Reymundo showcases the 25 sexiest male athletes and they all appear with their shirts off.
  • Jared Padalecki has said of co-star Misha Collins, "With those big blue eyes, he can't play a demon. They're like, 'awww...he's too pretty'."
  • Kacey boy on radio station WMMR "Preston and Steve" said he'd be willing to have sex with Bradley Cooper.
  • Eddie Redmayne is a handsome man. But when he finally got into costume to play Lili, even his co-stars had to take a step back and just look at him in awe.
  • According to Lord Chesterfield, John Churchill was irresistible to both sexes in his youth.