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[[caption-width-right:350:[-The perks of being the man in charge.-] ]]

Often, TheCasanova emits an aura of sex appeal. This aura is such a powerful force of attraction that at times, it seems like women are literally incapable of extricating themselves from him. They lose all sense of shame, crawl all over him, and are outright ''ecstatic'' if he pays any individual attention to them. The harem won't even mind the fact that he's dealing with the affections of several women at once, and hardly even views them as distinguishable.

Well, that last part is sort of forgiveable. Because the harem in this context isn't distinguishable. The vast majority of the time, the women in this harem are characters who are irrelevant to the plot at large. Heck, they'll be lucky if they even get [[NominalImportance names]]. Their purpose isn't to actually do anything except show that the guy in question is meant to be lusted after. Bear in mind that they'll usually ignore all of his dialogue with other characters even if he's talking about them.

Note that most women who are either main cast or supporting cast will usually be immune to this aura. This is probably due in part to the fact that it's very, very difficult to build a real, self-respecting character out of someone who feels no shame about openly lusting after a character whose main defining trait is his sex appeal.

See also: ChickMagnet, EvenTheGuysWantHim, KavorkaMan, HelloNurse, InstantFanClub, FavorsForTheSexy. Contrast UnwantedHarem.



* Many, many advertisements for body spray. Character uses body spray product. Character becomes so sexy that all nearby women actually start ''attacking'' him to get after the sexy. At this point, this is used so much that it might as well be BrandX.
** Brilliantly self-parodied in the ''Hai Karate'' ads of the 70s, where the guy tries to fight off the girls using karate and HilarityEnsues.
** Another '70s ad, for a cologne called "Bacchus," pretended that this was the real secret of the Roman army's victories: they arranged to splash the stuff on the men of enemy towns, who are then mobbed by their own (all very beautiful) womenfolk. "Because when a man is irresistible to women, he has more interesting things to do than fight a war."
** Axe body spray probably takes the crown for this one, implying that it can render ''bathing'' unnecessary, and still drive women into a sexual frenzy. Sadly, many users believe it, if the smell on most college campuses is any indication.
** College? Try ''middle school.''
** Parodied rather amusingly in a new [=SpecSavers=] advert.
** Another Axe commercial shows women being turned on by their pots and pans, which (we discover) are made from recycled Axe spray cans.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''
** Girls tend to behave this way around Kiryuu Touga. Including, at one point, [[spoiler:his sister]]. Although that was a misunderstanding... Mostly.
** Akio, who appears later in the series as the main antagonist, has a ''much'' stronger (and creepier) influence. Case in point? His SexyManInstantHarem [[YaoiGuys includes Touga]]. The only thing in the series that seems to get more action than Akio is his CAR.
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'':
** Hiroshi Abe in ''GTO: The Early Years''. Once his character is established, a random woman or harem can be seen in nearly all of his appearances.
** Averted with Makoto: He has several girlfriends, but has to be careful to keep them all a secret from one another. [[spoiler:He receives a ''lot'' of angry phone calls once it appears that one of them is pregnant.]]
* Duke Devlin from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has this immediate impact on the school environment once he appears. For extra implausibility points, he pulls this off with card tricks. Lucky for him card games in ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' is SeriousBusiness. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', where sexy theme music plays every time he opens his mouth -- which the other characters find annoying.
* In ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'', or whatever we call it today, Loki's "true unsealed" form seems to have this effect on basically anyone. Even the female protagonist seems affected, and he's got a literal InstantFanclub following him all over the place with heart-shaped eyes.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Everyone is lusting for Negi Springfield, so he's gotten this on occasion. It gets even worse when Asuna force feeds him his own LovePotion because she doesn't think it will work. [[LoveIsInTheAir It does.]] Though oddly not on ''[[AntiMagic her]]''. Then he breaks out the magic aging pills, turns into a {{Bishounen}}, and pretty much [[InstantFanClub instantly acquires ''a fan club''.]]
** Kotaro also gets quite a warm reception from most girls when he uses the aging pills.
** Even Fate Averruncus is jumping on the bandwagon in recent chapters, and he ''started off'' with five of them.
* [[TokenMiniMoe Hani]] already had a fan-club before joining the ''Manga/OuranHighschoolHostClub''. Tamaki and the twins also seem to attract a great deal of fangirls. Even [[AttractiveBentGender Haruhi]] has extreme {{chick magnet}} powers despite lacking the '[[{{Bifauxnen}} man]]' part of this trope, [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer even to those who know]]. Also at least a few guys, who [[SweetOnPollyOliver tend to feel a bit uncomfortable about it]]. The commentaries even point out the bit about the fangirls not having names, apparently they keep track of recurring fangirls by the formula <character being lusted after><distinctive trait of hair> - "twins girl, blonde".
* Many of the males of ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' have girls fall in LoveAtFirstSight, but certain characters, especially Yuki, but to a lesser extent, Momiji and Aya, inspire [[UnwantedHarem drooling fangirls]] to [[StalkerWithACrush follow him and swear to protect him from anything, ESPECIALLY other girls]].
* Way too many people at Kyouhei's school in ''Manga/TheWallflower'' seem to be entirely and unhealthily devoted to the four bishies.
* Gary from ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' has a band of attractive, short-skirted cheerleaders who follow him around in a convertible. This becomes a little more creepy when you consider that he's about ten years old.
* ''Manga/KongohBancho'' tends to subvert this pretty hard when it shows up. The first time occurs with [[ShelteredAristocrat Oyanana]] as an expression of how influential he is at school as the son of the school's chairman. After he's humbled by his encounters with the main character and stops relying on this influence, his "friends" all end up turning on him. [[spoiler: Fortunately, CharacterDevelopment kicks in and eventually makes him someone who earns the respect of others on his own merits.]] The other time this trope shows up, "White Rose" Bancho has a harem of beautiful young women as his underlings. [[spoiler: All it takes is for [[GuileHero Hikyou Bancho]] to make secret deals with each of them before one of them stabs him in the back in a bid for power, followed by all of them attacking each other thinking they're the one Hikyou Bancho wanted to team up with.]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'''s Rokujo Chikage is rarely seen without a number of women hanging off of him, whom he dates all at once (none of them seem to mind).
* ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'': At festival time it seems all King Sinbad has to do is sit still for a moment and he's swamped by scantily clad girls all taking turns to lounge in his lap.
* Naze Turbine from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' probably beats most of the examples here, for having a harem [[spoiler:large enough to maintain a CoolStarship. Though, as of later episodes revealed, the "harem" part was downplayed as it's more of a front, because that the women he keeps in his group were rescued from obscurity. Still, he's not at all bothered with any of them coming to him.]]
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' gives us an example that overlaps with NoAccountingForTaste and UglyGuyHotWife: the Emperor of Kutou has several beautiful wives/concubines. He talks to Nakago while in bed with three of them. Hotohori also has a RoyalHarem, but as he's [[LovingAShadow holding out for the Priestess]], he never takes advantage of it. And, of course, both Miaka and Yui fight over Tamahome.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Skywise in ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' is the trope's poster boy for the series, having a few girlfriends (and a boyfriend or two) in every tribe. It seems the only thing he has to do to get the girls is to ''show up''. And then he ends up in a long-term relationship with the series' equivalent of a ''goddess''.
* There's a rarely recurring pin that Jughead has in ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' that not only draws every woman not related to him (we hope) to him with insatiable lust, but it also makes the chronic girl-hater actually love the attention. Another one-shot comic has Reggie claim that this happened to him on vacation, with various nationalities of bimbos featured.
* In ''ComicBook/MarvelStarWars'', Luke Skywalker [[http://images.plurk.com/959ed025cc50e8c9971fd072fb0c540b.jpg has this effect]] on Zeltrons. They actively pursue him, and the first time he ended up surrounded by them he [[UnwantedHarem ran away]] and was alarmed whenever someone propositioned him. Later he matures and becomes composed enough to be "used to it", but he still tries to get away when it's not too rude to do so. The Zeltron [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is {{Ethical Slut}}hood, and they're attracted to novelty in general... but the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse later makes it clear that they can also pick up on Force-Sensitivity and find it immensely appealing.
* ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'' provides the current page image. Being a Greek god probably helps. As Wolverine puts it, "I've seen it in bar after bar. Whatever women want, that guy has it." He's stated in-universe to have a reputation as a fantastic and caring lover.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Gaston in Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. His fangirls appear to be identical triplets.
* Never quite played straight in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. The chorus girls start out mockingly describing Aladdin's charm as a street urchin, and mostly seem to praise him as Prince Ali because of Genie's magic. Their counterpoint adoration of him during the "Prince Ali" song is ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesome]]'', regardless.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/{{Michael}}'', John Travolta's character has this power over most of the women in the film -- the sole exception being Dorothy, the female lead. Frank asks Dorothy at one point just what it is that women see in the angel. She doesn't have a clue. Michael {{lampshades}} the trope by claiming that he put a "block" on Dorothy. But Michael is an angel, so it's not out of keeping for him to have magical powers. This is presumably the source of his power over women, and how he can arbitrarily "block" Dorothy
* In ''Film/GoodLuckChuck'', the main character is [[CursedWithAwesome "cursed"]] with the ability to have any woman who has sex with him find true love within a few days. The reason the word is in quotation marks is because apparently in this universe, women are so desperate for true love that they'll start throwing themselves at Chuck without abandon based solely on the Internet superstition that they'll find true love afterwards.
** To elaborate, his secretary says that the rumor about his curse has yet to be disproved (a whole article about the "Dentist who you'll want a drill from", he himself made a comment about how he always ends up invited to his ex-girlfriends' weddings.) The main ones SPREADING the rumor are his happily married exes. The main reason that the woman are throwing themselves at him are because for all intents and purposes, they really will find true love after shagging him.
* In ''Film/ASoundOfThunder'' (the movie, not the story), Travis is bet upon by his co-workers to bed a woman who they are working for that day. He succeeds without even doing anything -- she wanted him so badly that she convinced the doorman she was his cousin and went up to his apartment butt-naked for the chance to have sex with him. A later dialogue between Travis and the doorman implies that women apparently do this all the time.
* This was a common device in old musical comedies, since it made a good excuse to show off the ChorusGirls.
* Subverted in ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan,'' in which Abegnale escapes an airport filled with FBI agents by tricking hot college girls into posing as flight attendants. He strolls right by two police officers in his pilot costume, and all they can say is "I wish I was a pilot." Also counts as a [[CrowningMomentofAwesome crowning moment of awesome]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' pretty much epitomizes this trope, though in that particular case it is magic-induced. Quickly proves to be a case of BlessedWithSuck, as the women begin to compete with each other, before deciding that if they can't have Xander, ''[[AxeCrazy nobody can]]''.
** A later episode, "Him", centers around a high school student who has this effect on any woman who he speaks to, to include his classmate Dawn, Dawn's older sister (and school counselor) Buffy, and [[SerialEscalation lesbian]] Willow. Also a case of magic in this case (though different magic from Xander's situation), and heading towards similar results as the first case. This time, however, the kid had no idea what was going on.
* ''Series/HappyDays'': The Fonz can get a whole herd of woman to flock to his side by simply snapping his fingers. An {{Outtake}} showed the guys of the show mocking this characteristic by going in place of the girls after the finger snap. Well, we ''are'' talking about [[EvenTheGuysWantHim The Fonz]] here, or at least the ''{{Flanderized}}'' Fonzie; before this, he was just a loser-mechanic who scored the lowest female trash in Milwaukee.
* The titular character in ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'' gets this several times.
* ''Series/GossipGirl'''s Chuck Bass. If you can get past the {{Narm}}, that is.
* Gaius Baltar gets one in Season 4 of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Probably due to his running a cult at the time.
%% Commented out for ZCE * TwoWords: [[Series/DoctorWho Jack]] [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Harkness]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/Persona3'':
** Early on, [[ChickMagnet Akihiko]] asks you and Junpei to meet him at the police station...while surrounded by a group of (according to Junpei) ''very'' attractive girls. Humourously, Akihiko completely ignores them for the whole event, implying that he's used to this trope and even finds it rather annoying.
** The female MC social link also takes this on, a bit: [[spoiler:while he may find a lot of girls who are ''attracted'' to him, it's been a long time since he's found anyone who has ''affection'' for him...]]
* Al-Cid Margrace in both ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2''. Interestingly, in A2, female Hume [=NPCs=] are rare, so he's mostly surrounded by [[OneGenderRace Viera and Gria]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* WebComic/CommanderKitty dreams of being one.
* Count Vinny from ''WebComic/{{Erfworld}}'' summons some [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Archons]] with a snap of his fingers [[http://www.erfworld.com/book-1-archive/?px=%2F073.jpg here]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Happens to Kuzco in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'' when he drinks a potion that makes every girl see him as a hunk... it does not turn out well.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* TruthInTelevision. For Hugh Hefner anyway. The ability of a man to do this outside of the Magazine/{{Playboy}} Mansion has yet to be demonstrated, though. It's speculated that it was more about Hef's unfathomable wealth and connections than his raw sexuality; which, for the last decade or so of his life, simply ''had'' to be running on fumes. (And a little blue pill). Six of one, seven of the other. After his death, various former girlfriend stepped up and gave differing accounts: some said they loved him, others called him a control freak who ran everything on a schedule and demanded sex that not even he seemed to actually enjoy.
* Wesley Snipes reported in an interview that Actor/WoodyHarrelson had this going on back in the Nineties. Snipes couldn't understand how Harrelson could be dating several women at once, who all ''knew about each other'' and didn't break up with him.