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Playing With: Depraved Homosexual
Basic Trope: A large part of the villain's character is that he's gay.
  • Straight: A gay villain with uncomfortable, one-sided Foe Yay with the hero.
  • Exaggerated:
    • All and only evil characters are gay, and they all make unwelcome advances to any straight guy they meet.
    • You can tell any person's Character Alignment from where they are on the Kinsey Scale.
  • Downplayed:
    • A Sitcom Arch-Nemesis is Ambiguously Gay and smiles at the hero just a bit too much.
    • The villain is gay and he's evil, but his homosexuality has nothing to do with how he is evil. His henchmen might not even know about his preference, unless explicitly told.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • The Sissy Villain is introduced... as is his Dark Mistress.
    • The villain was only pretending to be gay and attracted to the hero to get under the hero's skin.
  • Double Subverted:
    • ...Who is actually The Beard.
    • It turns out that he really is gay, and his feelings for the hero are genuine.
  • Parodied:
    • The gay villain relies on the support of psychotic Yaoi Fangirl mooks.
    • The gay villain has a phallic theme to all his phlebotinum.
  • Zig Zagged: The villain is a depraved heterosexual and probably a pervert. He makes the Action Girl really uncomfortable, so she bashes his face in every time he makes an advance. This turns him gay due to all the abuse. He then Squicks out the hero, who is all like Um... No, so the villain either becomes asexual or bisexual...or something.
  • Averted: Gay characters who aren't villains, no gay characters at all or incidental homosexuality.
  • Enforced: It's a Chick Tract.
  • Lampshaded: "See, this is how I roll: I'm the "predatory gay" type and any guy whose backdoor remains unvisited is my prey. Any questions? "
  • Invoked: The Fundamentalist tries to paint a gay character in the most depraved light possible.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "Look, dude, just because I'm gay and working for the Evil Overlord doesn't mean I want to fuck you. Stop flattering yourself. I'm just a guy doing my job. Now, are we going to sit around talking all day or are we going to fight?"
  • Discussed: "Fighting horny gays is like listening to your parents talking about their sex life: it's awkward for everyone involved".
  • Conversed: A queer theory class is discussing the portrayal of gays in fiction.
  • Deconstructed: Non-depraved gay characters are afraid to come out because it will make people associate them with the villain.
  • Reconstructed:
  • Played For Laughs: The villain who happens to be gay smiles at the hero a little too much just to annoy him, because he's a massive Troll and the hero is a Heteronormative Crusader who reacts with disgust each time.


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