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Mr Fanservice: Literature
  • The Old Kingdom trilogy's Touchstone, resident Human Popsicle and possibly long-lost heir to the throne. Features a Dark and Troubled Past and tendency to go berserk when Sabriel is threatened. Better known for his Naked First Impression, and kilt.
  • Dora Wilk Series has some. As narrator, Dora, gets more and more infatuated with Miron, we're getting more and more descriptions of how handsome he is. Then there's Baal, who becomes Dora's good friend. When she's Dreaming of Things to Come, her dream starts with Baal banging a girl and description, while not being porn-like, is very... informative about him. Spoofed, though, when girl ends up assassinating him.
  • Twilight, obviously, has its share: A good three-quarters of the book is Bella telling us how perfect and handsome Edward Cullen is.
    • Bella's dad lampshades it for Dr. Carlisle Cullen, saying that it is a good thing he's happily married, and that the nurses have trouble concentrating around him.
    • In the movies, Jacob (Taylor Lautner) has so many Shirtless Scenes that Edward eventually lampshades it to Bella—not quite a Walking Shirtless Scene, but ...
  • In Hilary McKay's Casson Family Series, there is a sizable selection. Tom, Indigo, Darling Michael, and even Bill Casson, so much so that Sarah lampshades this on Rose's blog because of the Estrogen Brigade that Bill gathers with an Even the Guys Want Him statement used to drive his fangirls off.
  • Even without a movie, or even an illustration, Garrid still manages to be this for Tales of the Frog Princess.
  • Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games, in-universe. Of course, this series being what it is, this trope gets deconstructed hard when it's revealed that President Snow has been forcing him to prostitute himself because desirability = profit.
  • Bast from The Kingkiller Chronicles as lampshaded in a comic summary of the novel posted on Rothfuss' blog.
  • In The Dresden Files, every book in which Thomas Raith (an incubus) makes an appearance will have a passage of varying length describing exactly how physically gorgeous he is, in addition to the supernatural incubus influence. It's actually a serious problem for him when he tries to be a Friendly Neighbourhood Vampire and get a normal job, as his female colleagues keep (literally) jumping on him no matter how hard he tries to dissuade them, and when he's caught the Double Standard causes his manager to assume he's the instigator and fire him. This happens repeatedly, with him getting increasingly fed up of being fired and not being able to feed properly without harming anyone until he eventually gets a job pretending to be a gay hairdresser, where he can safely feed through the slight but near-constant physical contact without harming anyone.
  • Alec Scudder in Maurice is an example of this. He's gay, he's up for getting down with Maurice and their relationship doesn't end up with anyone dying.
  • Hornblower from Horatio Hornblower series is Mr Fanservice even on paper. Ladies are known to be attracted to men in uniforms, but Hornblower gets a Shower Scene every now and then, too. As a captain, Hornblower is known to his crew for taking a daily shower by having a couple of sailors at the pump with a hose—even in the Baltic where the water is freezing, and an incident partway through has him moving around the deck without any clothes on for about half an hour. The first time this habit appears chronologically is in Lieutenant Hornblower, where it's described in great detail: the hoseman pumping a stream of water on him, casting a towel aside, standing there naked in the sunshine, an amused crowd gathering to watch and Mr Bush's musings that it might be pleasurable despite being unhealthy.
  • In The Wise Man's Fear, Tempi's default costume is a suit of skin-tight "mercenary reds." Of course, he spends a considerable portion of the expedition not wearing a shirt, or entirely naked.
  • Tam from The Last Dragon Chronicles.

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