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Behind every powerful man (or woman, occasionally), there is a secretary, assistant, or aide to keep his schedule and organize the paperwork. This character is usually calm and meticulous, is likely to wear a [[SharpDressedMan crisply pressed suit]], and may add a pair of [[StoicSpectacles dashing glasses]]. In other words, they're a ''perfect'' excuse to throw in a little {{Fanservice}}. Because MostWritersAreMale, this tends to take the form of the SexySecretary, but sometimes (especially in works that lean towards a female audience), it'll be [[MrFanservice an attractive guy]]: the Right-Hand Hottie.

If the boss is also a hot guy, there's opportunity for HoYay via SubordinateExcuse, for additional MrFanservice value.

SpearCounterpart to the SexySecretary. If they are more than fanservice they function as TheFace.


[[folder: Advertising]]
* Johann on the Gevalia Coffee commercials
* Joe Namath was an "Olivetti Boy".

[[folder: Anime and Manga]]

* ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'': Grouchy old man Chief Konoe has hot secretary Seiichiro Tatsumi (seen above).
** Tatsumi actually ''replaced'' Konoe in the main cast. In his original appearance, he was a featureless megane-type labelled 'secretary.' Then he got a little development, was young and gorgeous, and started getting all the scolding-boss scenes, with increasing levels of terrifying. Once it was established he completely controlled all the money and had history with Tsuzuki, Konoe was pretty much entirely relegated to background and being that guy who's actually aware of the AncientConspiracy. Whatever it was.
** With the result that the audience will probably never know what [[GrandTheftMe Sagdanasu]] was talking about way back in ''The Devil's Trill'' when he listed all the secrets he'd dug out of Tsuzuki's mind and said, "[[{{Foreshadowing}} I even know about you, Konoe]]!"
* ''100% Perfect Girl'': [[LoveInterest Prince Jarte]] (himself no slouch in the looks department) has two: His secretary and head of intelligence Benjamin, who is very pretty, has [[StoicSpectacles little glasses]] and [[LonghairedPrettyBoy butt-length hair]], and Kairen, the head of the secret service, who is pretty and pouts a lot.
* Sai, secretary to the Millenium Prime Minister, complete with long pretty hair and a massive case of unrequited love.
* More yaoi than you can shake a large, suggestively-shaped stick at, as it's a standard plot.
** Specially in ''BokuNoSexualHarassment'', where the {{uke}} Mochizuki is told by the {{seme}} Honma to sex-up his way through the company he works.
* Kyoya from ''Manga/OuranHighschoolHostClub'', who practically runs the whole club behind Tamaki. And why yes [[LGBTFanbase there are]] hints of [[HoYay a homoerotic undercurrent]].
* ''Anime/{{K}}'' Red King's right hand, Izumo Kusanagi, a sophisticated SmartGuy with CoolShades and just enough attitude to fit well with [[GangBangers HOMRA]], in contrast to the Blue King's right hand, Seri Awashima, the series's [[{{Gainaxing}} infamous]] lone MsFanservice in the CastFullOfPrettyBoys. The two of them actually meet and share information, even while their Clans are still enemies. They also have quite a bit of ShipTease. But for their separate Clans, they tend to be the logical ones who arrange all of the details of the big plans, and ensure that they are enacted smoothly.
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', we have this in G, Giotto (Vongola Primo)'s glasses-wearing right hand man. In the anime, there is even a episode where G demonstrates this. Gokudera seems to have turned into this in the future.
* Rei Hino's father had one in the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga, a {{Megane}} young man named Kaidou. He's a BigBrotherMentor to Rei, though she harbors a crush on him for a while.
* Frieza from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' had his general/assistant Zarbon, a [[TheFightingNarcissist fighting narcissist]] whose good looks managed to make Bulma fall in love with him the second she laid eyes on him. She lost interest quickly after he transformed...
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''
** [[HikikoMori Isolationist!Japan]] has the MoeAnthropomorphism of the Osaka Prefecture handling his meetings with the only mantion he meets up with, Netherlands.
** In the ''Manga/HetaliaBloodbath2010'' England has a ''very'' TallDarkAndHandsome secretary named Maurizio, temporarily dubbed "Workbitch Bartholomew by fans" until his name was revealed.
*** And in the "Can't Escape from Italy" strips/episodes, England had another TallDarkAndHandsome aidé, a spy named Howard. Fans speculate that, sincehe and Maurizio look alike, he may be Howard's relative (possibly his grandson)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kanon_maldini_8350.jpg Kanon]] from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', with emphasis on the HoYay. He claims to aid his boss Schneizel "in both public and private," and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lolkanon_4239.jpg this official artwork]] (possibly NSFW) suggests that the creators were quite aware of the innuendo. He's not particularly {{hypercompetent|Sidekick}}, though--[[TheChessmaster Schniezel]] can manage well enough on his own.
* ''Anime/RurouniKenshin'' gives us [[BigBad Makoto Shishio's]] girlfriend and caretaker [[DarkChick Yumi Komagata]].
* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': In the OVA, Reimi Jahana has a personal aide and adjutant, named Washio, whom she's also [[SecretRelationship secretly involved with.]] When she becomes suspicious of [[TheMole Damian]], she has Washio keep tabs on him. Which is how she eventually learns about [[spoiler: the [[CodeName "Black Goddess" project]]]].
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Yukimura's page, [[MrFanservice Rokuro]], has crowds sighing over him, not that he notices--he's too busy nagging to his lord about his [[BrilliantButLazy work ethic]], his [[HandsomeLech lack of propriety]], his [[ItAmusedMe tendency to take things lightly]] and his [[MessyHair hair]].


[[folder: Film ]]
* Creator/RyanReynolds to Creator/SandraBullock in ''Film/TheProposal''.
* In ''[[Film/AustinPowers Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me]]'', Number 2 is revealed to formerly be this, even with the eyepatch. After all, he is portrayed by ''the'' poster boy of [[APrettyBoyIndex all pretty boys]] - Rob Lowe.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/MadMen'' Season 3: Lane Pryce's [[strike:secretary]] ''[[InsistentTerminology right hand]]'', John Hooker, is one of these even within the universe: as office manager at Sterling Cooper upon its takeover by Putnam, Powell, and Lowe, he replaces Joan...and is thus in charge of the secretarial pool. The secretaries (besides Joan who hates him for personal reasons and disdains him for professional ones, and Peggy who doesn't think too much of him) all swoon over his good looks and sexy British accent.
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Rachel hires a totally unqualified guy for her assistant solely on the basis that he was cute.
* In the ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode "Mosbius Designs", Ted hires an attractive intern to help him with his architectural firm in the apartment (mostly consisting of Ted's errands and random tasks for Ted to feel like his project is actually going somewhere.) Robin starts sleeping with him because he's both good looking and is turned on by the control of him keeping the bathroom key to the apartment from her.
* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', the Haitian was right-hand hottie to Noah Bennet. Played by former Hugo Boss model Jimmy Jean-Louis, no less.
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'':
** Ianto Jones. Although his boss/boyfriend is a greater source of FanService than he is, recurring character Captain John Hart refers to Ianto as "Eye Candy", apparently in the belief that that's why he's kept around.
** In the first episode, Jack introduces Ianto as the guy a) who handles clean-up, b) gets the team from place to place, and c) "looks good in a suit." So yeah, John wasn't too far off.
* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', Harriet Jones (Prime Minister) and Torchwood One leader Yvonne Hartman both had attractive right-hand men.
* Billy Keikeya, Gaius Baltar and (to an extant in Seasons 1-3 and fully in Season 4) Lee "Apollo" Adama fill this role for Education Secretary/President Laura Roslin on ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''.
* Maya on ''Series/JustShootMe'' did this as an experiment for an article, pitting a handsome doof against someone who was qualified but plain-looking. Guess who won.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'''s EnsembleDarkhorse Sir Leon is Arthur's second-in-command. Having appeared throughout season 2 simply as a random knight, he was upgraded in season 3 to this trope.


[[folder: VideoGames]]
* Valvatorez from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|A Promise Unforgotten}}'' has Fenrich, his [[WalkingShirtlessScene perpetually shirtless]] werewolf manservant.
* Jack from ''VideoGame/CaveStory''.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': in one episode, Homer gets an attractive male [[HypercompetentSidekick Hypercompetent Assistant]] with HoYay overtones.
** To go along with the Simpsanity, Waylon Smithers (The right-hand man to Mr. Burns if you did not already know) can be debatable to fit this category. Not only does he have traits this page makes as an example but there is also official artwork that has been used on the merchandise where he's tying his shoes and the position is focusing on his backside. Heck, the art being used for his bio on the Simpsons World site is a milder example of this.

[[folder: Real Life ]]
* UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat was fond of those. Platon Zubov was a particularly outstanding example of the trope.
* [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope]] Benedict XVI's private secretary [[SexyPriest Monsignor]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Gänswein Georg Gänswein]], is famously good-looking; the press even call him "Beautiful George". The paparazzi and tabloids mention him a lot, and the Italian edition of ''Vanity Fair'' magazine featured him on its cover in January 2013 (with the headline "It's not a sin to be beautiful").
* The philosopher and author Creator/JeanPaulSartre, who had often refered to himself as ugly, had a young, handsome assistant named Jean Cau, who took care of his finances and just about everything else for decades.
* South Korean President Moon Jae-in ha a very, ''very'' handsome aide/bodyguard named [[http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/05/22/south-korean-presidents-hot-bodyguard-responds-to-worldwide-attention-comments-on-viral-fame/ Choi Young-jae]]