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Real Men Wear Pink: Western Animation
  • Doctor Dred from Drak Pack has pink gloves, a pink band around his hat, pink slacks visible under his greenish coat, and even has pink eyeshadow on.
  • The Sweeps in Transformers: The Movie and The Transformers Season 3 have pink claws and pink toes as well.
  • Mojo Jojo from The Powerpuff Girls, an evil, ruthless, scheming, diabolical villain whose main goal is to Take Over the World, shows a hidden cooking talent when forced to babysit the girls (the girls didn't like it, but it's implied this was them being bratty rather than him a Lethal Chef). The Grand Finale plays it straighter with him, when we discover that his whole reason for wanting to rule the world was to make it a more peaceful place. "Free puppies for everyone!" indeed. (Though that line was originally said by Bubbles, Mojo was the one who actually enforced the law.) Though again subverted when he gets bored with the peaceful world and reverts to his life of crime.
    • Also, HIM is the ultimate example of this. An effeminate Satan who's described as the ultimate evil, a villain so terribly diabolical that not even his name can be said... who does yoga and owns a breakfast café, among other things. He's also the biggest threat out of all the villains the girls face.
  • Chef Hatchet from Total Drama is the manliest character in the series. Yet, he is always crossdressing and enjoys activities like cooking or playing the lira.
    • Brick from season 4 has medals in "Bedmaking" and "Letters Home to Mom" and, when Cameron decides to share his money in the ending, decides to use his share to go to fashion school.
  • Dave the Barbarian is a perfect example for this trope.
  • General Iroh on Avatar: The Last Airbender. He enjoys activities like drinking tea, playing Pai Sho, or bathing in saunas, and tries to curb his nephew's hot temper. Nevertheless, he is one of the cast's best fighters.
    • Note that he serves and grew up in the Fire Nation, a Proud Warrior Race. The fact that he can do those things, and that no one except similarly powerful characters says a thing about it, proves his badassery.
    • Sokka, too. "I'm not the one whose purse matches my belt," Katara teases him, but that doesn't change the fact he's a Badass Normal.
  • Jorgen von Strangle from The Fairly OddParents. He kicked a whole negative universe's worth of Fairy ass and was a five-stars officer in the fairy military. His hobbies? Baking delicate pastries and watching mushy soap operas. Not to mention he married the Tooth Fairy and a whole episode is dedicated to him being broken-hearted after she temporarily dumped him.
    • Timmy Turner's shirt and hat are pink. This was because, in the episode "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker", Mr. and Mrs. Turner were expecting a girl, and thus they bought girl-related stuff, like girls' toys and clothes.
      • At the end of "The Boy Who Would Be Queen", where after spending a whole day as a female, Timmy decides to give himself a treat and goes to the local beauty salon. The ladies who work there are so delighted that they even wish he'd date their daughters. And in the beginning of the episode, he was shown enjoying soap operas.
    • Francis is decked out in bully attire, but if his name weren't a hint to this trope, his room is also wallpapered with posters of pink unicorns.
    • Dark Laser, a very powerful Captain Ersatz of Darth Vader and master of dark powers, is extremely concerned with the interior design of the Death Ball, insisting it be "cozy".
    • An example of the trope's name, Manly McDiverman, a pink diver decoration named by Cosmo in the episode featuring Greek Gods and Goddesses.
  • In Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders, one of the suspects is a large, muscular Native American who refuses to explain why he is mysteriously roaming the roads at night. It turns out that his hobby is collecting pressed flowers.
  • The big, hulking, muscular and gentle warrior Lian-Chu, from the French/German animated fantasy series for children Chasseurs de dragons (English: "Dragon Hunters"), is very fond of knitting, something that his best friend since childhood and dragon-hunting partner Gwizdo, a Lovable Rogue, often makes fun of. In the 2008 CGI prequel movie of the same name, Lian-Chu's knitting needles even play an important role in killing the World Eater.
  • Binky Barnes in Arthur lives in fear that his night light and interest in fine arts and ballet will be discovered and trash his tough reputation.
  • Nelson in The Simpsons forced Bart to detour from their trip to Knoxville, Tennessee so he can see an Andy Williams concert in Branson, Missouri (or as Homer calls it, "Vegas, if it were run by Ned Flanders.")
    • In another episode, he's seen earnestly explaining to his classmates the proper way to clean, and apply powdered sugar to, freshly-picked huckleberries. When Principal Skinner wanders within earshot, Nelson quickly ad-libs something about punching a kid in the face.
    • In yet another episode, one of his prized possessions is seen to be a photo from Disneyland of a girl dressed as Snow White. When a shady private eye tells him she's just an actress, Nelson snaps "Shut up! Some of us prefer illusion to despair!"
    • Jimbo also these moments. In the Season 6 episode "The PTA Disbands!" (in which the teachers of Springfield Elementary go on strike), Jimbo is seen in a fancy living room watching soap operas with his mom ("I haven't cried this much since The Joy Luck Club!")
    • And of course, there was Dolph, Jimbo, and Kearney's reactions to Bart's ballet performance in "Homer vs. Patty and Selma" and their mock therapy session in "Whacking Day".
      Jimbo: Bart does ballet!
      Kearney: He dances like girls!
      Nelson: Ha ha!
      Bart: Go ahead and laugh, but I took a chance and did something I wanted to do, and if that makes me a sissy, well I guess I'm a sissy!
      (Beat)
      Jimbo: ... he's a sissy! Let's get him!
    • The first episode of Season 3 has Homer wearing one thanks to Bart placing his lucky red cap with the white laundry. Of course, this gives him trouble since wearing a pink shirt leads to him being sent to a mental institution.
  • The Unicorns from Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends object to be called girls by Terrence simply because they're pink.
    Unicorn: You'se thinks we're girly, huh? (they all point their horns at him)
  • Bender from Futurama fits this temporarily in his stint in the Ultimate Robot Fighting League. He's forced into the character of The "Gender Bender", complete with a pink tutu and curly, blond wig. Though he appears to hate the outfit, he DOES take the time to carefully put it on a hanger and store it in his personal storage space, in the middle of a fight no less.
    • He has many straight up examples: his earnest enjoyment of the robo soap opera All My Circuits, his "pregnancy" with beer, his number two most repeated word is "Daffodil", he has a deep love of cooking (and his hurt reaction when it sucks), is obsessed (and stalked) the aforementioned soap-opera's star, and the TIME HE ALMOST MARRIED SAID STAR. And displayed some emotional aftermath at episode's end.
    • How much of his girlfriend's (the Planet Express Ship. Yes, he dated a ship. He likes a girl with a nice, 400 ton booty) personality stuck with him?
      Bender: Bender is a lone wolf, a solitary eagle, a cuddly baby tapir, and that's the way I like him.
  • Jack Bennett of the Bionic Six is a test pilot and vigilante who possesses super enhanced senses and optic blasts thanks to his enhancements. He's also rather good with his four (adopted and natural) children (A Genius Bruiser, a Hot-Blooded martial artist, a baseball team captain and a Genki Girl) and quite a good cook.
  • Brock Samson, of The Venture Bros., is a hulking secret agent/berserker, who displays great concern for his herb garden and shares coupons with Doc Venture. Not only that but he seems to enjoy poetry, as evidenced by one of his conversations with H.E.L.P.eR.
  • Spoofed in an episode of Johnny Bravo, where Johnny is getting badass training from Mr. T. At one point, T tells him to put on a tutu, claiming that only real men would wear something like that. When Johnny asks him why he isn't wearing one, he responds "You think I'd be caught dead wearing that!?"
  • Buford's love for his goldfish in Phineas and Ferb. He also plays the violin, the piccolo, and the accordion, speaks fluent French, and quotes Voltaire.
    • Let's not forget Agent P, who has been seen watching mushy soap operas on his days off.
  • In Justice League, John Stewart alias Green Lantern: The Comically Serious big black Ex-Marine who eats Bob and Terry's ice cream and cries at the ending of Old Yeller.
  • Darkwing Duck, the Badass Normal hero of the series of the same name, wears a purple costume (the cape is pink on the inside). He's also a loving parent to his daughter, whom he raises together with his sidekick/Heterosexual Life Partner Launchpad McQuack.
  • In Hey Arnold!, Helga's father, Big Bob, is big. And when he throws his back out and can't work, he is shown becoming addicted to watching soap operas (and demanding his wife videotape them when he goes back to work).
  • Cliff from CatDog practices ballet, though he had no shame in doing so as he did it in order to learn new moves to beat up CatDog with like a wrestler he looked up to.
  • Cow and Chicken had an episode where Chicken, Flem and Earl summon Sgt. Weenie Arms, a hero one of their action figures is based on, so they can become "Weenie Marines". One night of Training from Hell later, they awaken to find that they have huge muscular bodies and manly stubble, and Sgt. Weenie Arms presents them with action figures worthy of Weenie Marines..."Pencilneck Cissy", a Barbie analogue. When they object, he tells them that real men aren't afraid to play with dolls.
  • Alan in The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, a purple-clad mechanical genius who's portrayed as being just as masculine as his brothers.
  • Ron Stoppable of Kim Possible plays into this territory. Sure, as Kim's sidekick and master of Mystical Monkey Powers he regularly saves the world, but he is also a dab hand at cookery, keeps a (pink!) naked mole rat as his pet, and is obsessed with trick-or-treating (the photo of him and Kim dressed up as a princess and a cowboy... respectively) and a certain Christmas animated special.
  • Inspector Gadget has no problem cooking for his niece while wearing a pink frilly apron over his trenchcoat.
  • On Jimmy Two-Shoes, Lucius wears a pair of pink bunny pajamas to bed.
  • Windsor Gorilla, from My Gym Partner's A Monkey, collects cut-glass animal figurines.
  • Johnny Test's dad is secure enough in his masculinity to be a stay-at-home dad. With a pink apron.
  • Magnus from Kick Buttowski: "THIS NOT SKIRT, THIS WARRIOR KILT!! I VIKING!! I CHALLENGE YOU ALL TO FIGHT ME!!!"
    • Also from Kick Buttowski, there's this scene from the Halloween Episode:
      Mrs. Buttowski: Oh, how cute, Gunther! You're a darling little ballerina!
      Gunther: Actually, Mrs. Buttowski, I'm famed Viking warrior Thor Thorson. He was so fierce in battle, he wore purple tights to avoid intimidating his own men.
  • Vlad Masters from Danny Phantom is a very powerful human-ghost hybrid... who enjoys knitting. The love for knitting is also true for his arch-rival Jack Fenton
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • In the episode "Lesson Zero", Twilight Sparkle enchants her childhood plaything with a spell that causes everyone to want it for themselves. After the spell is dispelled, the doll is left on the ground, and then picked up by Big MacIntosh, one of the few recurring male characters.

      To clarify: Big Mac is a very large (Draft horse?) stallion who works on his family's farm, is incredibly strong and tireless even by Earth Pony standards, and is implied in several background events to be a Chick Magnet...and he likes dolls.
    • Spike seems especially prone to this trope, what with his desire to attend the Grand Galloping Gala in "The Ticket Master", wearing a pink apron in "Dragon Quest" and even playing with pony dolls in "A Canterlot Wedding".
    • In "Rainbow Falls", Bulk Biceps, an absurdly muscular pony (with totally undersized... wings), is shown happily wearing one of Rarity's incredibly frilly and feminine team uniforms. Also; the most popular fandom name for him before 'Bulk Biceps got canonised was Snowflake, runner-up was Roid Rage.
    • And real Draconequi too, apparently, if Discord's "pretty alicorn princess" gear is anything to go by in Twilights Kingdom Part 1.
    Discord: We're still on for tea, aren't we?
  • Goof Troop: One of Goofy's friends is a huge and muscular man who works as a waiter. Pete commented that a man must be huge to wear an apron without a problem. The man secretly leads a double life as an undefeated wrestler. He'd rather quit but can't unless he loses and won't throw a fight.
    • There is also Pete himself, who wears light purple pajamas and bunny slippers. One episode also had him eyeing a luxury sports car that was colored Cherry Pink
  • Father, most powerful villain of Codename: Kids Next Door, a terrifying silhouette of an old-time sitcom dad who can emit flames from his body and become a living bonfire...likes baking. ("For me it's more than a hobby, really.") He also has a yellow bathrobe with pink, fluffy lining.
  • in The Emperors New Groove, Kronk, the tough-and-macho henchman to the evil Yzma, has a flair with gourmet cooking not seen since Julia Childs.
  • The Pink Panther is male despite his color. Of course, he is one Cool Cat.
  • Rhinox in Beast Wars believes you should always stop to smell the flowers. He also dual-wields chainguns; when sufficiently annoyed he can pick Dinobot up by the neck and shake him like a maraca until he stops carping; and, when forced into a Face-Heel Turn by Megatron in Season 1, proceeds to roflstomp his way to the top of the Predacon hierarchy in about 15 minutes.
    • On the subject of Beast Wars, Megatron's rubber ducky.
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series has Klingons dressed in pink. This was due to director Hal Sutherland being colorblind.
  • Sym-Bionic Titan: Octus, while in his Mr. Lunis-guise, wears a pink apron and mitts while preparing food for Ilana and Lance. Also, Mike Chan drives a pink car.
  • In the episode "Draculee Dracula" of Animaniacs, Wakko wears pink pajamas.
  • In the episode "Orson's Diner" of Garfield and Friends, Roy knits a sweater.
  • Tommy Anybody from Mr. Bogus wears a pair of sneakers with pink traces on them and a pink shirt.
  • Being the Gender Flip of Princess Bubblegum, this trope naturally applies for Prince Gumball.
  • Xiaolin Showdown: "What? Can't a cowboy be interested in figure skating?"
  • The titular character ofThe Magic Adventures Of Mumfie wears a pink jacket and pink shoes.

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