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Additionally, the Uke is almost always the more inexperienced one of the pair, if not an outright [[NatureAdoresAVirgin virgin]], to fit with his traditional role as the "receiver" and is often ObliviousToLove, requiring the more experienced Seme to make the first move.

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Additionally, the Uke is almost always the more inexperienced one of the pair, if not an outright [[NatureAdoresAVirgin virgin]], to fit with his traditional role as the "receiver" and is often ObliviousToLove, requiring the more experienced Seme to make the first move. However, more sexually experienced ukes are a growing alternative.


* In Creator/{{Clamp}}'s classic ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' there is Subaru Sumeragi. Where to begin? Physically at sixteen he's small and skinny with big GreenEyes, [[RavenHairIvorySkin raven-black hair that frames his face]] and often gets mistaken for a girl as he's so darn pretty. His twin dresses him up in outrageous outfits that range from cute to his iconic skin-tight black pants, turtleneck and scarlet-colored red jacket. Emotionally, he's very shy, tender-hearted and soft spoken; he jumps and blushes like fury at even the slightest hint of flirtation from BastardBoyfriend [[{{Seme}} Seishirou]]. Subaru is kind, soft hearted and gentle - he kicks ass true, but he doesn't like to hurt people and wishes everyone could be happy. [[FriendToAllLivingThings He also loves animals]].

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* In Creator/{{Clamp}}'s classic ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' there is Subaru Sumeragi. Where to begin? Physically at sixteen he's small and skinny with big GreenEyes, green eyes, [[RavenHairIvorySkin raven-black hair that frames his face]] and often gets mistaken for a girl as he's so darn pretty. His twin dresses him up in outrageous outfits that range from cute to his iconic skin-tight black pants, turtleneck and scarlet-colored red jacket. Emotionally, he's very shy, tender-hearted and soft spoken; he jumps and blushes like fury at even the slightest hint of flirtation from BastardBoyfriend [[{{Seme}} Seishirou]]. Subaru is kind, soft hearted and gentle - he kicks ass true, but he doesn't like to hurt people and wishes everyone could be happy. [[FriendToAllLivingThings He also loves animals]].


* Any male Elven character from ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' is considered this. No thanks to their slender features and feminine appearance. Legolas gets it worse, especially when paired up with Aragorn.

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* Any male Elven character from ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is considered this. No thanks to their slender features and feminine appearance. Legolas gets it worse, especially when paired up with Aragorn.


* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'': Slash fanfictions and fanarts typically have Ben being the Uke while Kevin assume the {{Seme}} role. It sure helps that Kevin is taller than Ben and has a typical bad boy attitude, while Ben have become quite of a {{Bishonen}} after becoming a teenager in ''Alien Force''. Sadly, in canon, the two of them started out as [[ArchEnemy Arch-Enemies]], and while they are now best friends, they both have girlfriends now.

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* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'': Slash fanfictions and fanarts typically have Ben being the Uke while Kevin assume the {{Seme}} role. It sure helps that Kevin is taller than Ben and has a typical bad boy attitude, while Ben have become quite of a {{Bishonen}} after becoming a teenager in ''Alien Force''. Sadly, in In canon, the two of them started out as [[ArchEnemy Arch-Enemies]], and while they are now best friends, they both have girlfriends now.


* In ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'', Ogiue writes and draws [[BoysLove yaoi]] {{doujinshi}} about her fellow club members, casting Madarame as the passive {{uke}} and Sasahara as the aggressive {{seme}}. [[spoiler:Though she is mortified when Sasahara finds out, he accepts it as a work of art, not a projection on him. He also mentions he got....a man reaction...]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'', Ogiue writes and draws [[BoysLove yaoi]] {{doujinshi}} about her fellow club members, casting Madarame as the passive {{uke}} uke and Sasahara as the aggressive {{seme}}. [[spoiler:Though she is mortified when Sasahara finds out, he accepts it as a work of art, not a projection on him. He also mentions he got....a man reaction...]]



* In Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s classic ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' there is Subaru Sumeragi. Where to begin? Physically at sixteen he's small and skinny with big GreenEyes, [[RavenHairIvorySkin raven-black hair that frames his face]] and often gets mistaken for a girl as he's so darn pretty. His twin dresses him up in outrageous outfits that range from cute to his iconic skin-tight black pants, turtleneck and scarlet-colored red jacket. Emotionally, he's very shy, tender-hearted and soft spoken; he jumps and blushes like fury at even the slightest hint of flirtation from BastardBoyfriend [[{{Seme}} Seishirou]]. Subaru is kind, soft hearted and gentle - he kicks ass true, but he doesn't like to hurt people and wishes everyone could be happy. [[FriendToAllLivingThings He also loves animals]].
** Later on in the follow up ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', Subaru is twenty-five, painfully depressed and severely broken-hearted thanks to evil and possessive [[BastardBoyfriend Seishirou]]. Subaru's much more quiet than before, but just as gentle and kind like always - though anything but his altruistic former self. Not to mention he's still as slender and beautiful as ever - he gets even ''more'' beautiful when he grows out his hair like it was when he was sixteen near the end of the manga. Subaru's ''definitely'' one of the best example of {{Uke}} there ever was.

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* In Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s Creator/{{Clamp}}'s classic ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' there is Subaru Sumeragi. Where to begin? Physically at sixteen he's small and skinny with big GreenEyes, [[RavenHairIvorySkin raven-black hair that frames his face]] and often gets mistaken for a girl as he's so darn pretty. His twin dresses him up in outrageous outfits that range from cute to his iconic skin-tight black pants, turtleneck and scarlet-colored red jacket. Emotionally, he's very shy, tender-hearted and soft spoken; he jumps and blushes like fury at even the slightest hint of flirtation from BastardBoyfriend [[{{Seme}} Seishirou]]. Subaru is kind, soft hearted and gentle - he kicks ass true, but he doesn't like to hurt people and wishes everyone could be happy. [[FriendToAllLivingThings He also loves animals]].
** Later on in the follow up ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', Subaru is twenty-five, painfully depressed and severely broken-hearted thanks to evil and possessive [[BastardBoyfriend Seishirou]]. Subaru's much more quiet than before, but just as gentle and kind like always - though anything but his altruistic former self. Not to mention he's still as slender and beautiful as ever - he gets even ''more'' beautiful when he grows out his hair like it was when he was sixteen near the end of the manga. Subaru's ''definitely'' one of the best example of {{Uke}} ke there ever was.



* Yukito of ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' fame is the {{Uke}} to Touya Kinomoto in most fanworks.

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* Yukito of ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' fame is the {{Uke}} uke to Touya Kinomoto in most fanworks.fan works.



* Loads of [[RussianHumour Russian political jokes]] portray Dmitry Medvedev as this, with [[UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin Putin]] being BastardBoyfriend {{Seme}}.

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* Loads of [[RussianHumour Russian political jokes]] portray Dmitry Medvedev as this, with [[UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin Putin]] being his BastardBoyfriend {{Seme}}.



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* Due to the dynamics between [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Lamia]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Loveless]] finding a CoolBigSis in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Excellen Browning]], TheTease who just happens to be a MSFanservice, {{fanon}} for ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' runs with the notion that in any Excellen/Lamia pairing, Lamia ends up the {{uke}}, due to the case that Excellen will do AnythingThatMoves, placing her as the {{seme}}.

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* Due to the dynamics between [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Lamia]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Loveless]] finding a CoolBigSis in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Excellen Browning]], TheTease who just happens to be a MSFanservice, MsFanservice, {{fanon}} for ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' runs with the notion that in any Excellen/Lamia pairing, Lamia ends up the {{uke}}, uke, due to the case that Excellen will do AnythingThatMoves, placing her as the {{seme}}.



* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Marik is very much the oblivious {{Uke}} to Bakura's frustrated {{Seme}}. This is especially obvious in the spin-off fanfic ''Marik & Bakura Go to Censored Town'', which deliberately panders to [[{{Yaoi}} yaoi]] fangirls (for charity, of course). [[spoiler:Subverted in the end when Marik seduces Bakura, not the other way around.]] Another fic that he wrote for charity again shows that [[spoiler:Marik tops - it seems like Bakura is instead an AggressiveSubmissive and actively enjoys being the bottom.]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic eventually became the {{uke}} to every other TGWTG producer (male and female) except the much younger Luke and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]].
* This [[http://www.semeuke.com whole site]] exists to classify the reader as one of ten varied {{uke}} or {{seme}} types, complete with compatibility guides.

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* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Marik is very much the oblivious {{Uke}} uke to Bakura's frustrated {{Seme}}. This is especially obvious in the spin-off fanfic ''Marik & Bakura Go to Censored Town'', which deliberately panders to [[{{Yaoi}} yaoi]] fangirls (for charity, of course). [[spoiler:Subverted in the end when Marik seduces Bakura, not the other way around.]] Another fic that he wrote for charity again shows that [[spoiler:Marik tops - it seems like Bakura is instead an AggressiveSubmissive and actively enjoys being the bottom.]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic eventually became the {{uke}} uke to every other TGWTG Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses producer (male and female) except the much younger Luke and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]].
* This [[http://www.semeuke.com whole site]] exists to classify the reader as one of ten varied {{uke}} uke or {{seme}} types, complete with compatibility guides.



* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'': This was actually parodied in ''Ultimate Alien'' episode "Duped", where Ben use his Echo Echo powers to [[MesACrowd duplicate himself in three]] in an attempt to be in three times at the same place so he can fight the [[{{Mooks}} Forever Knights]] with Kevin, assist to [[LoveInterest Julie]]'s tennis match and watch the Sumo Slammer new movie. He ends up divided in three Ben with different personalities: one with a sweet, sensitive one, one with a bad boy attitude and one who is seemingly normal. The sensitive one ends up going with Kevin, and, while they are waiting for the knights to show up, start delivering a speech about how close they have become, in a typical yaoi way. Kevin is not amused at all:

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* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'': This was actually parodied Parodied in ''Ultimate Alien'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' episode "Duped", where Ben use his Echo Echo powers to [[MesACrowd duplicate himself in three]] in an attempt to be in three times at the same place so he can fight the [[{{Mooks}} Forever Knights]] with Kevin, assist to [[LoveInterest Julie]]'s tennis match and watch the Sumo Slammer new movie. He ends up divided in three Ben with different personalities: one with a sweet, sensitive one, one with a bad boy attitude and one who is seemingly normal. The sensitive one ends up going with Kevin, and, while they are waiting for the knights to show up, start delivering a speech about how close they have become, in a typical yaoi way. Kevin is not amused at all:



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'''s Adult Party Cartoon, Stimpy is explicitly stated by Ren to be this, while Ren states himself to be Seme (Well, he doesn't exactly say that, he says "I'm the pitcher, you're the catcher").

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'''s Adult ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren & Stimpy]] [[WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpyAdultPartyCartoon "Adult Party Cartoon, Cartoon"]]'', Stimpy is explicitly stated by Ren to be this, while Ren states himself to be Seme (Well, he doesn't exactly say that, he says "I'm the pitcher, you're the catcher").


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* Comicbook/{{Midnighter}} is a ManlyGay anti-hero type who enjoys killing criminals and he is a WellIntentionedExtremist. He is also a total bottom for his partner, Apollo.
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* Comicbook/{{Midnighter}} is a ManlyGay anti-hero type who enjoys killing criminals and he is a WellIntentionedExtremist. He is also a total bottom for his partner, Apollo.
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* Fenris of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is implied to be this. His [[PrettyBoy looks]] and tragic backstory are common reasons for people seeing him as such. But it gets reinforced with him telling Hawke "I am yours", how he tends to look at him with ''"sad puppy eyes"'', Uncle Gamlen commenting how he doesn't even need to guess which one of them is "the girl" in the relationship, and a Snarky!Hawke having the option to tell him how [[BiggerIsBetterInBed "it can be a lot to take in"]] after they had their first time.


* In Episode 3 of the {{Hentai}} ''The Boundary between Dream and Reality'', Futaba ends up as this to Neika's, her teacher's, {{Seme}}; the pairing looks like it's straight of a stereotypical BoysLove, only gender-swapped.

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* In Episode 3 of the {{Hentai}} ''The Boundary between Dream and Reality'', Futaba ends up as this to Neika's, her teacher's, {{Seme}}; the pairing looks like it's straight out of a stereotypical BoysLove, only gender-swapped.

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* In Episode 3 of the {{Hentai}} ''The Boundary between Dream and Reality'', Futaba ends up as this to Neika's, her teacher's, {{Seme}}; the pairing looks like it's straight of a stereotypical BoysLove, only gender-swapped.


** The shy, pacifist [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Lillie]] often falls becomes this whenever she's paired up with another girl, such as Selene.

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** The shy, pacifist [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Lillie]] often falls becomes this whenever she's paired up with another girl, such as Selene.


-->-- '''[[http://boingboing.net/markf.html Mark Frauenfelder]]''', My Sweet Embraceable Uke (June 2001)

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-->-- '''[[http://boingboing.net/markf.html Mark Frauenfelder]]''', My "My Sweet Embraceable Uke Uke" (June 2001)


** Also [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Nanami]] [[CuteClumsyGirl Oda]] to [[SchoolIdol Yuuna]] [[ChivalrousPervert Matsubara's]] {{Seme}} from the first/sixth games as Type 2.
** And finally [[YamatoNadeshiko Shizuku]] [[{{Tsundere}} Kirishima]] to [[{{Casanova}} Eris]] [[NewTransferStudent Shitogi's {{Seme}} from the fifth and tenth games.

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** Also [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Nanami]] [[CuteClumsyGirl Oda]] to [[SchoolIdol [[OneeSama Yuuna]] [[ChivalrousPervert Matsubara's]] {{Seme}} from the first/sixth games as Type 2.
** And finally [[YamatoNadeshiko Shizuku]] [[{{Tsundere}} Kirishima]] to [[{{Casanova}} [[TheCasanova Eris]] [[NewTransferStudent Shitogi's [[ForeignFanservice Shitogi's]] {{Seme}} from the fifth and tenth games.


* ''A Kiss for the Petals'' series: [[{{Tsundere}} Reo]] [[ShrinkingViolet Kawamura]], to [[{{Tomboy}} Mai]] [[CovertPervert Sawaguchi's]] {{Seme}}.

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* ''A Kiss for the Petals'' series: series features three flavors:

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[[{{Tsundere}} Reo]] [[ShrinkingViolet Kawamura]], to [[{{Tomboy}} Mai]] [[CovertPervert Sawaguchi's]] {{Seme}}.{{Seme}} for Type 3.
** Also [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Nanami]] [[CuteClumsyGirl Oda]] to [[SchoolIdol Yuuna]] [[ChivalrousPervert Matsubara's]] {{Seme}} from the first/sixth games as Type 2.
** And finally [[YamatoNadeshiko Shizuku]] [[{{Tsundere}} Kirishima]] to [[{{Casanova}} Eris]] [[NewTransferStudent Shitogi's {{Seme}} from the fifth and tenth games.


** The frail, feminine Pearl will typically be the uke to the more tomboyish Garnet or butch Mystery Girl.

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** The frail, feminine Pearl will typically be the uke to the more tomboyish Garnet or butch Mystery Girl. She's more of a switch if paired with Amethyst, though.

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