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UltimaThule
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07:06:12 AM Dec 2nd 2013
What if we focus this trope not around a specific type of attractive character, but on the concept of male characters who are intended to be fanservice? Especially considering the prevalence of pretty boys and bishonen, using "muscular/manly" as a sole criterion seems to send the wrong message—that only people who fit into that category can possibly be considered attractive/fanservicey.
Serocco
topic
02:55:16 PM Dec 8th 2012
I've re-worked the guidelines for Mr. Fanservice, so we can include or exclude examples based on a more specific set of qualifications.

What do you think? Are they fine?
emeriin
03:27:41 PM Dec 8th 2012
Maybe not so much with the muscle talk? There are plenty of skinny nerd boys who take their shirts off and are meant to be seen as fanservice.
Serocco
06:55:29 PM Dec 8th 2012
The muscles don't have to be bulging. They just have to be muscles, however lean as they may be.

I'll point that out on the main page.
Hungerismygame
topic
12:47:53 PM Aug 22nd 2012
Why the hell aren't we calling this trope Manservice!?
SeptimusHeap
moderator
09:18:02 AM Aug 23rd 2012
Because that sounds like Fanservice For Men, which is more on the lines of Male Gaze.
Hungerismygame
01:27:32 PM Aug 23rd 2012
I still think that would be awesome :/
Telcontar
moderator
02:18:52 PM Aug 23rd 2012
It's a redirect.
EcceRomaniI
07:26:11 PM Aug 27th 2012
Yaaaaaaay
ButterKit
topic
04:26:48 PM Aug 16th 2012
Can we start an Image Picking Discussion somewhere? I like my tropes about hot guys to come with pictures of hot guys ;P
Telcontar
moderator
02:50:19 AM Aug 17th 2012
This page has example subpages so images go on them by medium rather than the main page. So far, Video Games, Webcomics, Film, and Anime & Manga have images. Get looking*!
timeaesnyx
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06:45:45 AM Nov 7th 2011
I want to add a ymmv in the twilight section for mr fanservice, because I find Robert hotter than Taylor. What are the guidelines for this?
MyTimingIsOff
06:51:36 AM Dec 22nd 2011
The guideline is "don't do it" because 1) this trope isn't YMMV and 2) that's not what this trope is for.
Insignificant
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02:11:51 PM Aug 27th 2011
Now that this trope has been renamed, we're gonna have to weed out the misuses. This is going to take a while though, and it will certainly require the efforts of more than one troper to fix the wicks, as well as clean up the subpages, as they are full of false examples.
kaorinm
09:58:42 PM Aug 31st 2011
Why was the name changed??
Insignificant
07:08:59 PM Sep 5th 2011
The name was changed due to absolutely horrendous misuse. The trope is supposed to be a Spear Counterpart to Ms. Fanservice, but chicks (and gay males I guess) kept using it just to gush about male characters they were attracted to.
kaorinm
12:28:48 PM Sep 9th 2011
I see. Well, it's going to be a hard task cleaning up misuses. Good luck.
LizzieB
03:35:33 AM Oct 24th 2011
pity, I liked the old name. But yes, the misuse is blatant. Every single attractive male is mistaken for Fanservice. Maybe a big "LEAD CHARACTERS ARE NOT FANSERVICE" in the trope description would help?

Is there anything average tropers can do, like just deleting any obviously false entry?

emeriin
03:36:51 AM Oct 24th 2011
To be fair, female characters get the same thing. And just deleting or changing the old name is best.
Serocco
12:52:17 PM Dec 8th 2012
edited by Serocco
I think it's better to redefine the guidelines that makes a Mr. Fanservice, instead of an offhand mentioning of a Shirtless Scene and the introduction boiling down to "Why, hello there, Mister McStud~!"
emeriin
01:08:08 PM Dec 8th 2012
Producers also think that women want sensitive boys or a bad man, so will market their "bait" like that. Remember those insulting calenders intended to arouse women and all they were was a guy doing housework?
Serocco
01:43:15 PM Dec 8th 2012
edited by Serocco
Those calenders are insulting to both men and women, really.
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