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* AFatherToHisMen: He was well liked amongst his men in WWII

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* AFatherToHisMen: He was well liked amongst his men in WWIIWWII.



* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Tom likes 'em big. Might be GagPenis to some.

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* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Tom likes liked 'em big.''big''. Might be GagPenis to some.



* ManlyGay: All the men he drew where strong, muscular men.

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* ManlyGay: All the men he drew where were strong, muscular men.



* SiblingTriangle: He and his sister were both in love with the same man.

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* SiblingTriangle: He and his sister were both in love with the same man. (He won.)



--> ''Well, I've been where I was going''
--> ''And it's not Tom of Finland''

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--> ''Well, -->''Well, I've been where I was going''
--> ''And -->''And it's not Tom of Finland''


Tom of Finland (real name Touko Laaksonen) is one of the most famous artists of gay men in history, and the modern TropeCodifier of the ManlyGay trope. He specialized in drawing [[HelloSailor sailors]] and [[LeatherMan leather-clad bikers]]... with {{Raging Stiffie}}s in their pants. He also loved to draw [[HotMenAtWork lumberjacks and construction workers]].

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Tom of Finland (real name Touko Laaksonen) Valio Laaksonen, 8 May 1920 7 November 1991) is one of the most famous artists of gay men in history, and the modern TropeCodifier of the ManlyGay trope. He specialized in drawing [[HelloSailor sailors]] and [[LeatherMan leather-clad bikers]]... with {{Raging Stiffie}}s in their pants. He also loved to draw [[HotMenAtWork lumberjacks and construction workers]].


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!! Tom Of of Finland's work provides examples of:



--> ''And it's not Tom Of Finland''
* SomeCallMeTim: Or in this case, "Tom". His real name was Touko Laaksonen, but he used the pseudonym ''Tom Of Finland'', which was easier for non-Finnish artists to remember.

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--> ''And it's not Tom Of of Finland''
* SomeCallMeTim: Or in this case, "Tom". His real name was Touko Laaksonen, but he used the pseudonym ''Tom Of of Finland'', which was easier for non-Finnish artists to remember.


* FollowTheLeader: His gay pornographic art inspired many other artists in this field.

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* CulturedWarrior: He had extremely broad general knowledge and he was also a talented musician. He organized a choir in his anti-aircraft battalion.


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* SiblingTriangle: He and his sister were both in love with the same man.


* AnOfficerAndAGentleman


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* OfficerAndAGentleman


Tom himself served as a Lieutenant in the Finnish Army in the World War Two. He was a fire control officer in the anti-aircraft troops, and his bravery earned him ''Vapaudenristi'' (Cross of Freedom) decoration. His drawing style has been claimed to be the inspiration of Music/FreddieMercury's performance style.

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Tom himself served as a [[BadassGay Lieutenant in the Finnish Army in the World War Two.Two]]. He was a fire control officer in the anti-aircraft troops, and his bravery earned him ''Vapaudenristi'' (Cross of Freedom) decoration. His drawing style has been claimed to be the inspiration of Music/FreddieMercury's performance style.


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* AnOfficerAndAGentleman
* BadassGay


'''Tom of Finland''' (real name Touko Laaksonen) is one of the most famous artists of gay men in history, and the modern TropeCodifier of the ManlyGay trope. He specialized in drawing [[HelloSailor sailors]] and [[LeatherMan leather-clad bikers]]... with {{Raging Stiffie}}s in their pants. He also loved to draw [[HotMenAtWork lumberjacks and construction workers]].

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'''Tom Tom of Finland''' Finland (real name Touko Laaksonen) is one of the most famous artists of gay men in history, and the modern TropeCodifier of the ManlyGay trope. He specialized in drawing [[HelloSailor sailors]] and [[LeatherMan leather-clad bikers]]... with {{Raging Stiffie}}s in their pants. He also loved to draw [[HotMenAtWork lumberjacks and construction workers]].


* MeaningfulName: His real name was Touko Laaksonen, but he used the pseudonym ''Tom Of Finland'', which was easier for other artists to remember.


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* SomeCallMeTim: Or in this case, "Tom". His real name was Touko Laaksonen, but he used the pseudonym ''Tom Of Finland'', which was easier for non-Finnish artists to remember.

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* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Tom likes 'em big. Might be GagPenis to some.

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* AFatherToHisMen: He was well liked amongst his men in WWII


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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: After the WWII he became a sworn pacifist.


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* ShellShockedVeteran: He killed a Soviet paratrooper from behind with his [[KnifeNut knife]] during WWII. Once he saw the dead man's face, he saw he had been "the most beautiful creation of God imaginable". He swore never to harm a human being anymore.


Tom of Finland (real name Touko Laaksonen) is one of the most famous artists of gay men in history, and the modern TropeCodifier of the ManlyGay trope. He specialized in drawing [[HelloSailor sailors]] and [[LeatherMan leather-clad bikers]]... with {{Raging Stiffie}}s in their pants. He also loved to draw [[HotMenAtWork lumberjacks and construction workers]].

Tom himself served as a Lieutenant in the Finnish Army in the World War Two. He was a fire control officer in the anti-aircraft troops, and his bravery earned him ''Vapaudenristi'' (Cross of Freedom) decoration. His drawing style has been claimed to be the inspiration of Freddie Mercury's performance style.

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Tom '''Tom of Finland Finland''' (real name Touko Laaksonen) is one of the most famous artists of gay men in history, and the modern TropeCodifier of the ManlyGay trope. He specialized in drawing [[HelloSailor sailors]] and [[LeatherMan leather-clad bikers]]... with {{Raging Stiffie}}s in their pants. He also loved to draw [[HotMenAtWork lumberjacks and construction workers]].

Tom himself served as a Lieutenant in the Finnish Army in the World War Two. He was a fire control officer in the anti-aircraft troops, and his bravery earned him ''Vapaudenristi'' (Cross of Freedom) decoration. His drawing style has been claimed to be the inspiration of Freddie Mercury's Music/FreddieMercury's performance style.style.

!! Tom Of Finland's work provides examples of:

* FollowTheLeader: His gay pornographic art inspired many other artists in this field.
* HelloSailor: The artist loved men in uniform and drew a lot of sailors.
* HotMenAtWork: Construction workers are a recurring theme.
* LeatherMan: He drew a lot of leather-clad bikers.
* ManlyGay: All the men he drew where strong, muscular men.
* MeaningfulName: His real name was Touko Laaksonen, but he used the pseudonym ''Tom Of Finland'', which was easier for other artists to remember.
* MrFanService: All the men he drew are essentially gay fan service.
* RagingStiffie: The men in his work often have rather bulbous underpants.
* ShoutOut: "Vive Le Rock" from ''Music/ViveLeRock'' by Music/AdamAnt namedrops him:
--> ''Well, I've been where I was going''
--> ''And it's not Tom Of Finland''
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Tom himself served as a Sergeant in the Finnish Army in the World War Two. He was a fire control non-commissioned officer in the anti-aircraft troops, and his bravery earned him ''Vapaudenristi'' (Cross of Freedom) decoration. His drawing style has been claimed to be the inspiration of Freddie Mercury's performance style.

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Tom himself served as a Sergeant Lieutenant in the Finnish Army in the World War Two. He was a fire control non-commissioned officer in the anti-aircraft troops, and his bravery earned him ''Vapaudenristi'' (Cross of Freedom) decoration. His drawing style has been claimed to be the inspiration of Freddie Mercury's performance style.


Tom of Finland (real name Touko Laaksonen) is one of the most famous artists of gay men in history, and the modern TropeCodifier of the ManlyGay trope. He specialized in drawing [[HelloSailor sailors]] and [[LeatherMan leather-clad bikers]]... with {{Raging Stiffie}}s in their pants. He also loved to draw [[HotMenAtWork lumberjacks and construction workers]].

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Tom of Finland (real name Touko Laaksonen) is one of the most famous artists of gay men in history, and the modern TropeCodifier of the ManlyGay trope. He specialized in drawing [[HelloSailor sailors]] and [[LeatherMan leather-clad bikers]]... with {{Raging Stiffie}}s in their pants. He also loved to draw [[HotMenAtWork lumberjacks and construction workers]].workers]].

Tom himself served as a Sergeant in the Finnish Army in the World War Two. He was a fire control non-commissioned officer in the anti-aircraft troops, and his bravery earned him ''Vapaudenristi'' (Cross of Freedom) decoration. His drawing style has been claimed to be the inspiration of Freddie Mercury's performance style.

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Tom of Finland (real name Touko Laaksonen) is one of the most famous artists of gay men in history, and the modern TropeCodifier of the ManlyGay trope. He specialized in drawing [[HelloSailor sailors]] and [[LeatherMan leather-clad bikers]]... with {{Raging Stiffie}}s in their pants. He also loved to draw [[HotMenAtWork lumberjacks and construction workers]].

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