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* In the Disney Channel Original Movie, ''Film/NowYouSeeIt'', Danny is a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold social outcast]] because he is hiding magical powers he can't control. This leads him to push away people who are trying to get to know him for fear of what will happen if he accidentally uses his powers on them. Danny then meets a man who [[ManipulativeMentor claims to also have real magical powers]] and gives Danny a ring that will take his powers away until he's ready to deal with them. It's only with the ring on that Danny feels comfortable enough to socialize with other teenagers. Even after [[spoiler:being told that the ring is a trick by his only friend]], Danny [[IJustWantToBeNormal refuses to take it off]].

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* In the Disney Channel Original Movie, ''Film/NowYouSeeIt'', ''Film/NowYouSeeIt2005'', Danny is a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold social outcast]] because he is hiding magical powers he can't control. This leads him to push away people who are trying to get to know him for fear of what will happen if he accidentally uses his powers on them. Danny then meets a man who [[ManipulativeMentor claims to also have real magical powers]] and gives Danny a ring that will take his powers away until he's ready to deal with them. It's only with the ring on that Danny feels comfortable enough to socialize with other teenagers. Even after [[spoiler:being told that the ring is a trick by his only friend]], Danny [[IJustWantToBeNormal refuses to take it off]].

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* In the Disney Channel Original Movie, ''Film/NowYouSeeIt'', Danny is a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold social outcast]] because he is hiding magical powers he can't control. This leads him to push away people who are trying to get to know him for fear of what will happen if he accidentally uses his powers on them. Danny then meets a man who [[ManipulativeMentor claims to also have real magical powers]] and gives Danny a ring that will take his powers away until he's ready to deal with them. It's only with the ring on that Danny feels comfortable enough to socialize with other teenagers. Even after [[spoiler:being told that the ring is a trick by his only friend]], Danny [[IJustWantToBeNormal refuses to take it off]].

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* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/HighSchoolUSA'' pilot - Marsh and his friends watch a public service film about the dangers of bullying, including taking about how students should tell teachers about bullies so they can "get better". Brad, however, is a JerkJock bully, and the episode ends with Marsh ignoring the movie as prejudiced propaganda and accepting Brad for what he is.


No, they are ''not'' gay. Why would you even ask that?

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Also similar to GayAesop and ButNotTooGay.

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ButNotTooGay. Subtrope of {{Applicability}}.


** Apple White's character arc has been analyzed as being an allegory for heteronormativity and compulsory heterosexuality. Apple has been raised with the goal of being the next Snow White and marrying her chosen PrinceCharming. Apple expects to marry Daring Charming, but she isn't romantically interested in him yet; she just says that they don't need to date because "[they've] got forever after to be together". In ''Dragon Games'', Apple struggles with her self-image in relationship with her friend and future villain, Raven. After overcoming her issues with Raven, Apple accidentally eats a poisoned apple and falls onto a magical coma. She's awoken by [[spoiler:Darling Charming, not her brother Daring, giving her CPR]], which acts similarly to TrueLovesKiss. The next special shows that Daring is not Apple's Prince Charming but [[spoiler:the next Beast]], suggesting that Apple's Prince Charming is elsewhere.

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** Apple White's character arc has been analyzed as being an allegory for heteronormativity and compulsory heterosexuality. Apple has been raised with the goal of being the next Snow White and marrying her chosen PrinceCharming. Apple expects to marry Daring Charming, but she isn't romantically interested in him yet; she just says that they don't need to date because "[they've] got forever after to be together". In ''Dragon Games'', Apple struggles with her self-image in relationship with her friend and future villain, Raven. After overcoming her issues with Raven, Apple accidentally eats a poisoned apple and falls onto a magical coma. She's awoken [[spoiler:not by [[spoiler:Darling Charming, not her brother Daring, but by his sister Darling Charming giving her CPR]], which acts similarly to TrueLovesKiss. The next special shows that Daring is not Apple's Prince Charming but [[spoiler:the next Beast]], suggesting that Apple's Prince Charming romantic fate is elsewhere.


* Cerise from ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'' is [[HalfHumanHybrid half-wolf]] and [[HideYourOtherness hides her ears]] behind her hood. Fans have taken this as either an allegory for being LGBTQ or an allegory for being chronically ill.

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Cerise from ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'' is [[HalfHumanHybrid half-wolf]] and [[HideYourOtherness hides her ears]] behind her hood. Fans have taken this as either an allegory for being LGBTQ or an allegory for being chronically ill.
** Apple White's character arc has been analyzed as being an allegory for heteronormativity and compulsory heterosexuality. Apple has been raised with the goal of being the next Snow White and marrying her chosen PrinceCharming. Apple expects to marry Daring Charming, but she isn't romantically interested in him yet; she just says that they don't need to date because "[they've] got forever after to be together". In ''Dragon Games'', Apple struggles with her self-image in relationship with her friend and future villain, Raven. After overcoming her issues with Raven, Apple accidentally eats a poisoned apple and falls onto a magical coma. She's awoken by [[spoiler:Darling Charming, not her brother Daring, giving her CPR]], which acts similarly to TrueLovesKiss. The next special shows that Daring is not Apple's Prince Charming but [[spoiler:the next Beast]], suggesting that Apple's Prince Charming is elsewhere.


** "Riot's Hope" is about Riot's relationship with his parents. Since an early age, Riot has shown a knack for music and loves music, but his hypermasculine army father thinks that only "women and sissies" play music, so he's gone out of his way to dissuade his son from playing, even going as far as to break his instruments and spank him. As an adult, Riot decides to follow his dad's footsteps and join the army, but, while in Germany, he ends up leaving to join a band. His father gets upset and [[IHaveNoSon disowns him]]. The rest of the episode revolves around Jem trying to ease tensions between father and son. The difference between Riot and his dad is accentuated by his father's clean-cut and short-hair look contrasting with Riot's flamboyant dress and long EightiesHair look.

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** "Riot's Hope" is about Riot's relationship with his parents. Since an early age, Riot has shown a knack for music and loves music, but his music. His hypermasculine army father thinks that only "women and sissies" play music, so he's gone out of his way to dissuade his son from playing, even going as far as to break his instruments and spank him. As an adult, Riot decides to follow his dad's footsteps and join the army, but, while in Germany, he ends up leaving to join a band. His father gets upset and [[IHaveNoSon disowns him]]. The rest of the episode revolves around Jem trying to ease tensions between father and son. The difference between Riot and his dad is accentuated by his father's clean-cut and short-hair look contrasting with Riot's flamboyant dress and long EightiesHair look.


* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': ''Go West, Young Meowth'' can be interpreted as a transgender allegory. Meowth defies the expectations of his species by learning how to walk and talk like a human being, only to be shunned as a freak by the one he was trying to impress. In the end, one of the reasons he sticks with Team Rocket even though they're not only criminals, but [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain loser criminals]], is because they actually accept him for who he is. Notably, this episode was [[http://awesomedbycomics.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-was-extremely-saddened-to-learn-of.html reportedly the reason]] why the late Creator/MaddieBlaustein came out as transgender.
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': Ruby is an effeminate CampStraight boy who [[TheRunaway runs away]] from home because his father Norman doesn't like him being a Pokémon Coordinator (which is a feminine thing) and would prefer if he battled instead. To make matters worse, when Norman finds Ruby he [[AbusiveParents physically assaults him]], though it also turns out that [[spoiler:Norman was fine with Ruby being a Coordinator]].

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''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': ''Go West, Young Meowth'' can be interpreted as a transgender allegory. Meowth defies the expectations of his species by learning how to walk and talk like a human being, only to be shunned as a freak by the one he was trying to impress. In the end, one of the reasons he sticks with Team Rocket even though they're not only criminals, but [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain loser criminals]], is because they actually accept him for who he is. Notably, this episode was [[http://awesomedbycomics.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-was-extremely-saddened-to-learn-of.html reportedly the reason]] why the late Creator/MaddieBlaustein came out as transgender.
* ** ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': Ruby is an effeminate CampStraight boy who [[TheRunaway runs away]] from home because his father Norman doesn't like him being a Pokémon Coordinator (which is a feminine thing) and would prefer if he battled instead. To make matters worse, when Norman finds Ruby he [[AbusiveParents physically assaults him]], though it also turns out that [[spoiler:Norman was fine with Ruby being a Coordinator]].


* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' books, Remus Lupin is specifically coded as a gay man with AIDS. Because of his lycanthropy, he was almost unable to attend school and a child and cannot find a job. When he is exposed as a werewolf at the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', he has to leave the school because parents won't want him teaching their children. Additionally, he acquired lycanthropy after being preyed on as a child by a revenge-seeking adult male werewolf who habitually targeted children in order to pass the condition to them, which, while not accurate to gay men with AIDS, was a common stereotype in the 1990s when the book was written.

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* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' books, Remus Lupin is specifically coded as a gay man with AIDS. Because of his lycanthropy, he was almost unable to attend school and as a child and cannot find a job. When he is exposed as a werewolf at the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', he has to leave the school because parents won't want him teaching their children. Additionally, he acquired lycanthropy after being preyed on as a child by a revenge-seeking adult male werewolf who habitually targeted children in order to pass the condition to them, which, while not accurate to gay men with AIDS, was a common stereotype in the 1990s when the book was written.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', romancing Anders with a [[GayOption male]] [[PlayerCharacter Hawke]] turns the game's Mage-Templar conflict, where mages are locked away out of fear of their powers, into a blunt metaphor for homosexuality. Without context, Anders's famous line at the end of the game can just as easily be taken as referring to the fact that he and Hawke are both men as it is the fact that the Chantry discourages mages from forming romantic relationships. [[note]]Magic tends to run in bloodlines, so the Chantry tries to limit the birth of new mages.[[/note]]
-->'''Anders:''' [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Ten years, a hundred years from now, someone like me will love someone like you, and there will be no Templars to tear them apart]].
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* In the MegaCrossover fanfiction, ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', upon finding out that Bobby Drake has mutant powers, his mom is in total denial, his brother thinks he's a monster, and his father tells him "okay, but you better hide it" (though he's more positive about it once Professor X turns up with the demonstrable ability to help Bobby get a handle on his powers). ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is referenced, and not just in the frosty power-set.

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* In the MegaCrossover fanfiction, ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', upon finding out that Bobby Drake has mutant powers, his mom is in total denial, his brother thinks he's a monster, and his father tells him "okay, but you better hide it" (though he's more positive about it once Professor X turns up with the demonstrable ability to help Bobby get a handle on his powers). ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is referenced, and not just in the frosty power-set.


* The media does not have any [[{{Canon}} canonically]] queer characters while this story line is taking place

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