Lust Object

No, nothing at all.
"I don't want to be your sex object,
Show some feeling and respect
I don't want to be your sex object,
You turn me on, then you forget"
Kraftwerk, "Sex Object"

Kind of the kinky older sibling to the Love Interest. A lust object is a character who is actively lusted over by another. While a character thinks about holding their Love Interest's hand, and shows a Luminescent Blush in their presence, he or she will regard a lust object with dreams of improbably risque situations, and more often than not, The Nosebleed.

It's possible for a Love Interest to also be a lust object. However, this is usually not the case, as a lust object is rarely regarded as anything other than that — an object to lust over.

Note: A character who simply thinks "sexy" thoughts about their Love Interest is not regarding them as a Lust Object.

For a character to be a lust object, they must be thought of as 'objects' to fulfill the sexual or proto-sexual desires of the luster, outside of (or in addition to) any romantic feelings. A good indicator is whether or not the Object speaks during the waking wet-dream. If they don't, or if they only use 'stock' sex-scene phrases, they're probably a lust object. If they hold a conversation, or even just speak in coherent sentences, they are probably closer to a Love Interest.

They are often the object of a Stalker with a Crush. A guy who is Mr. Fanservice or a girl who is Ms. Fanservice is almost always this, on both sides of the Fourth Wall.

Compare Hello, Nurse! for when the character is a lust object to everyone, usually Played for Laughs. In cases where the character happens to be a minor, who's lusted after by adults, you've got Jail Bait. Eating the Eye Candy is one way for a character to dwell on their lust object, while Male Gaze/Female Gaze is a way for the author/artist to emphasize that the Object is being fetishized.


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     Anime & Manga  

  • 7 Seeds has Botan be one to Semimaru. He finds her physically very attractive and even asks her to sleep with him, just once. With Botan also being The Tease, she doesn't seem to try to stump his desire.
  • In Ai Kora, all of the girls are this in Hachibei's eyes. Although the obsession on his part can seem to border on love (and in at least one case it leads to romance, or at least a Love Epiphany), it's really just him lusting over their various "parts"
  • Girls Bravo: To say Kirie's "only" 16note , she's already stacked and has a killer bod. So much so, that one episode showed she can't even walk down the street without being mobbed by middle-aged men asking her out; much to her chagrin. Not to mention, Fukuyama, Kosame, and Hijiri, all want to get into her pants - with Kosame being the most persistent and the one who comes closest to succeeding. She even manages to steal Kirie's First Kiss.
  • Highschool of the Dead: Shizuka, Saeko, and Saya all are prime examples:
  • Lupin III: Fujiko is anime's original Femme Fatale. While it's no secret how Lupin feels about her, he isn't the only one - as her clients, her enemies, businessmen, and even Inspector Zenigata, have all wanted to hit itnote . So have other women. In The Columbus Files, Rozaria asked Lupin if they could "share" her. While she was joking at the time, her attachment to Fujiko implied she may have meant it.
  • Maken-ki!:
    • Despite being semi-flatchested, Himegami is considered one of the hottest girls at the academy. Her fanclub repeatedly goes on about how much they love her body, including her "itty-bitty titties". Takeru paused during a battle with Ouken Yamato, just to look at her ass, when he noticed the back of her skirt was torn. And between omake chapters 61.5 and 66.5, Usui had two separate wet dreams about her, which each ended with him dry humping his mattress afterward.
    • Aki is the school nurse, who's popular with the vast majority of the male students at Tenbi, because of her K-Cup breasts. They'll even fake sickness and injury just for the chance to ogle her. Cue nosebleeds and hard ons.
    • Both Takeru and Uruchi have the hots for Haruko. The latter openly fangasms over her, to the point that Uruchi is canonically gay for her.
  • Queen's Blade presents a lesbian incest example, which has Elina lusting after her two older sisters: Leina and Claudette:
    • The series does everything short of simply stating that Elina wants nothing more than to scissor Leina, who's well aware of her younger sister's blatant crush on her. As they grew older, Leina began to see her advances as improper and was put-off by it; which was part of the reason she eventually ran away from home. Oddly enough, she still indulges Elina on occasion, such as the 9th episode of season 2, where Leina spent the night spooning with her, in the nude.
    • To a lesser extent, Elina secretly desires her eldest sister as well, but hides these feelings due to her attraction to Leina. Though chapter 20 of "Hide & Seek" showed her drooling while fantasizing about cuddling in bed with Claudette. Eight chapters later, she learned that the feeling was mutual and that Leina supported the idea of her and Claudette being together.
  • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time: In the manga adaptation, Nel must be the hottest woman on Elicoor II, since just about anyone she meets either hits on her, or tries to rape her.
  • Rito from To Love-Ru is a male example. All the girls love him, but some of them have also a sexual desire. Especially Momo. She often sneaks into his room and enjoys it when he "plays" with her body while he is sleeping.
  • In Words Worth, King Fabris became obsessed with Sharon after seeing her in battle and plainly told his military advisor that he wanted to f*ck her. In the following episode, he tried to make good on it, by engaging her the moment she arrived on the battlefield. At the end of their duel, he pinned her to the ground and tried to rape her on the spot, but was foiled by her fiance's (Prince Astral) timely arrival.

     Comic Books  

  • Sin City has Nancy the stripper. She's the favored "performer" in Kadie's Bar but her main luster is the Sociopathic Hero Marv. It's likely that he is in love with her but isn't fully aware of it.


  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: There used to be a website called the "DxH Addiction" which was an archive dedicated to the Duo x Hilde pairing. The lemon section was divide between stories chronicling their sexual escapades, while the other half was reserved for stories about the other Gundam pilots (including Zechs) seducing her, or being seduced by her. The site itself shutdown years ago, but many of the stories from it made their way to


  • Stifler's Mom from American Pie, since while the other boys tend to find relationships, she and Finch only ever seem to have sex once and then that's it.
  • Citizen Elliot in Exit to Eden is this for Mistress Lisa. She's drawn him because she has a thing for his butt which is we learn is her favorite male body part (which she fondles) just before his spanking:
    Lisa: You know how some men like women's legs, some like big breasts, some like long hair? Know what I like? I like butts. Men's beautiful behinds. You know what I like to do to gorgeous butts? I like to squeeze them, pinch them and caress them.


  • In A Brother's Price Jerin Whistler to lots of women. Justified in that he is a very beautiful man in a world where men are so rare that one who has all his own teeth and no deformations might be considered handsome. The non-related women who don't lust after him warn him to not go out unveiled in public, as other women might not be so decent.
  • In Cloud of Sparrows, every section told from Zephaniah's point of view keeps mentioning how much he wants to shag Emily.
  • In the Dresden Files universe, the White Court of vampires have Raith House. All vampires of said house derive nourishment from sexual energy. Therefore, they are often lust objects for anyone, male or female, within close range, particularly when they are hungry. One of them, Thomas, is described as having looks which put any male model to shame.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire. Famed as the World's Most Beautiful Woman, Daenerys Targaryen is specifically mentioned as being lusted after by her long-time adviser Jorah Mormont, Illyrio Mopatis, her own brother Viserys Targaryen, and sellswords Mero the Titan's Bastard and Daario Naharis. Daario appears to have gone over to her side mostly out of a desire to bed her (the feeling is mutual). It should be noted that Daenerys is only fourteen at the start of the series.

     Live Action TV  

  • Peter Serafinowicz's character on Black Books was this for Fran. It's made clear that he's a self-important arsehole who Fran can't stand, but it doesn't stop her spending half the episode literally masturbating to the sound of his voice.
  • On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spike seems to view Buffy this way. He calls it "love", but she doubts it. Of course, by the end of the series it's definitely love; reasonable minds can disagree about what point that began.
  • Bob Sorenson became this for Kris in the "Toni's Boys" episode of Charlie's Angels when he took his shirt off.
  • In series 5 of Doctor Who, the Doctor is this for Amy Pond (she even says as much herself when he tries to rebuff her advances by pointing out that their age difference makes them incompatible), in sharp contrast to the emotion-based crushes Rose and Martha had on him. She gets over it halfway through the season, after her actual love for her fiance Rory is tested.
  • Penny in The Big Bang Theory is this for Leonard, who spends the entire first season making Puppy-Dog Eyes at her because he was too shy to get beyond a casual conversation. She eventually grew out of that role not just because they have a Relationship Upgrade but that the series implemented a mild version of Wanting Is Better Than Having, Leonard had to get past the raw physical attraction and fall in love with her and all her quirks.
  • Christine Simpson begins to see former Detroit Red Wings defenceman Jiri Fischer as one in this interview when she starts to mentally undress him.

     Professional Wrestling  

  • Slyk Wagner Brown was the lust object of the Christopher Street Connection Jersey All Pro Wrestling, to the point Mace and Buff E fought each other to get the first "crack" at him. Buff E insisted he "loved" Slyk though. Jailbait on the other hand, was more interested in Brown's tag team partner, April Hunter.

     Video Games  

     Visual Novel  

  • This happens to Miles Edgeworth at least three times in Ace Attorney Investigations. He has no idea why.
  • This is at least a partial cause of Gilgamesh's obsession with Saber in Fate/stay night. He sees her as a treasure to add to his collection, and makes his desire to have his way with her very clear.


  • Most characters in Ménage à 3, a sex comedy with a healthy dose of Fanservice, take this role for someone else at some point, but it's pretty much DiDi's full-time plot function. (Her own lust objects at different times are Matt and, in a slightly subtler form, Gary.) Eventually, Zii has to explain the trope to her:
    Zii: It's just a mild... craving. Or hunger. Animal hunger. Where I just wanna tear all your clothes off and lick every inch of your skin. Y'know, nothing to worry about.
  • Magick Chicks lampshades it twice regarding Faith Abbot's sex appeal:
    • It was made apparent from the start that her secretary, Sandi, was both deeply in love with her and wanted to sleep with her. But it became explicit when one of Jacqui's glamour spells showed Sandi her heart's desire, which was the sight of Faith naked and offering to "reward" her for all her hard work. Which lead her to dry hump the tree the illusion had been cast on.
    • After much speculation, The Reveal, near the end of chapter 15 finally uncovered why the girls at Artemis Academy are all so eager for the chance to be with her. Subconsciously, Faith wanted to be loved. So her powers sync'd with the school's, which enhanced her desirability. Thus, reshaping the school in her image. Faith hadn't been aware of it, at the time, and was horrifed when faced with the truth.
    Cerise: (telepathically) "Haven't you wondered why all the girls love Faith? Why even her enemies lust after her?"
  • Dot in Goth Oz is one to the Scarecrow of all people. She hands him an apple, and he, grabbing her hand, licks it and says:
    Scarecrow: Hm, very sweet, Dorothy. An' I bet the apple ain't half bad either.

     Web Original  

  • The Nostalgia Critic has become this to Spoony. Of course Spoony has the hots for everyone, but Critic is the one whose spooning was set up and mentioned again afterwards, and Spoony really enjoys humiliating him.

     Western Animation  

  • The Simpsons. Marge has gained attention from a majority of male characters like Moe, Charles Heathbar while on a reality tv show and countless others but none of them match Homers loyalty for Bart, Lisa and Maggie due to one admirer abandoning a date with her as soon as he found out that she had 3 children and amnesia suggesting that other admirers just want to spend the night with her rather than raise children with her which is also evidenced by Moe who gambled on Bart and Lisa being injured in a hockey game , announced a hatred towards children even insisting that children must be hated and singing that children should be drowned like cats but he remains near possessive stalker of Marge.