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Chick and dude magnets in comic books.


Male

DCU:

  • Ryan Choi, The All-New Atom, finds himself utterly baffled by the way the women of Ivy Town find him attractive — including at least one supervillainess. He has to be reassured by Wonder Woman herself that there's nothing supernatural about it.
  • Batman:
    • Dick Grayson as Nightwing. Watch out for that smile, ladies. He doesn't realize it, but it's actually a weapon. In one story, Supergirl spontaneously made out with him. She hastily apologized to Starfire, only for her to say she understood. He's also Mr. Fanservice, so they're doing something right there.
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    • The apple didn't far fall from the adoptive tree, as Bruce Wayne has never had a problem with the ladies. Well, technically he has, but it's more of a "getting them to go away" problem than a "getting them to come by in the first place" problem.
    • Former Robin and current Red Robin, Tim Drake, is no slouch either. While he's only ever been in a committed relationship with Stephanie (Batgirl), he's attracted the, frequently unwanted, attention of Darla Aquista (the Warlock's Daughter), Hong Kong gangster possibly undercover cop Lynx, Cassandra Sandsmark aka Wondergirl (though they ultimately decided they were Better as Friends), and possibly Cassandra Cain (she wasn't really herself at the time, being drugged up and crazy). Even Lady Shiva was a bit more touchy-feely with him when they first met than was really necessary.
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  • Connor Hawke, the unworldly second Green Arrow, just has to show up for women to start throwing themselves at him. The irony is that unlike his father, Ollie Queen, Connor is a monk-for-life.
  • Superman:
    • The titular character Clark Kent. He's attracted: Lana Lang, Lori Lemaris (a mermaid!), Lois Lane, Cat Grant, Wonder Woman (with plenty of Ship Tease pre-New 52 and a Relationship Upgrade in the New 52 itself), Maxima, Amazing Grace, The Queen Of Fables, La Encantadora, Supergirl!, Ice (Guy Gardner's main squeeze), Obsession (Dana Dearden), a Latina cop, an alien insect queen that had taken Lana's form, and Lyla (a purple-haired chick from Kandor), and hilariously enough, Catwoman. His DCAU incarnation was also noted by Lana Lang to be irresistible even as Clark Kent to girls back in high school, and was teased with Volcana and implied to have been in a relationship with Lashina while brainwashed. As an incredibly powerful, charismatic, muscled and handsome and kind-hearted man and all around competent superhero, this pretty much comes with the territory.
      • Conner Kent has attracted Supergirl, Knockout, Tana Moon, Roxy Leech, Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark) and Batgirl (Cassandra Cain). Chris Kent was dating Thara Ak-Var, and girls chased him wherever he went. Like father, like sons.
      • In the New 52, Superboy has Ship Tease moments with Caitlin Fairchild, Rose Wilson, and Cassandra Sandsmark. At one point, a random woman dumps her boyfriend and tries to chat him up.
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  • Steve Trevor is usually considered very attractive in universe and despite him being a proper gentleman who only has eyes for Wonder Woman plenty of other women have made advances on him. This is played up in The Legend of Wonder Woman where newspapers comment on how attractive he is when interviewing him and Etta Candy calls him a "dreamboat".

Marvel Universe:

  • Daredevil... the Murdock mojo runs strong enough to leave even Spider-Man envious.
  • The Incredible Hulk, surprisingly enough. A lot of women, both human and non human, seem to fall for him. To date he has been married at least three times (two now dead and one partially insane) and bedded many more. Bruce Banner on the other hand...
  • Peter Parker alias Spider-Man. His lovers' gallery is probably exceeded only by Batman, and in Batman's case most of the relationships are merely used to maintain his playboy image. In fact, the Human Torch "snaps" when he learns that his best bud Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker, who he was extremely envious of for his ability to attract women. Johnny even labeled Peter's ability the "Parker Luck", much to Spidey's amusement, who uses the same term to describe his bad luck. If you still need proof, take a look at the Love Interest section. He even nabbed Hercules' former wife!
  • X-Men:
    • Wolverine by god, having lived hundreds of years it's a wonder Logan hasn't gotten any STDs from the thousands of women he's been with (though his healing factor may have to do with that). And being the new leader of the X-Men doubled his magnetism. Chicks just can't seem to get enough this hairy manly mutant.
    • Longshot. This may well be a function of his (literal) supernatural luck, but there are other explanations.
    • Cyclops has had at least six different girlfriends, and that's just counting his mainstream version. Psylocke also once tried it on with him. In particular, he seems to be irresistible to telepaths. His younger self had only been in the future for a few months, and still managed to catch the eye of at least five girls - then again he does display Cyke's Adorkable 100% of the time so it's really not a surprise.
    • Nightcrawler, sweet merciful crap. The guy has a list of girlfriends as long as his tail and all while he's short, blue, and fuzzy. Then again "chicks dig the fuzzy dude".
    • "Chicks dig the fuzzy dude" indeed, as Beast can also count for this trope. He's had several love interests over the years, and during his tenure with the Avengers, it was not rare to see groups of women all over him whenever he went out, more than one expressing interest in running her fingers through his fur.
    • Doug Ramsey/Cypher of the New Mutants. He dated pre-bodyswap Psylocke as well as teammate Wolfsbane, but has also managed to earn himself quite the following of female villains.
    • His teammate, Sunspot, is the Mr. Fanservice of the team despite (initially) only being fourteen. He's dated Gosamyr, Boom-Boom, and Magma, had a girlfriend prior to joining the New Mutants, and has been shown surrounded by gaggles of woman.

Other

  • Archie Andrews from the Archie Comics, for some reason (though the 2015 reboot has him as an attractive, funny musician). Besides Betty and Veronica, Archie has dates many other girls, including Cheryl Blossom, Ginger Lopez and especially Valerie Smith (his first black girlfriend) of the Josie And The Pussy Cats, as his Third-Option Love Interest. It is thoroughly deconstructed when Betty brings over some photos of Archie. Veronica points out he's actually kind of ugly. This leads into them realizing he's selfish, boorish, and is generally bad, and they should both dump him. Beat. "You first." "No, you first." They glumly conclude that Archie is some sort of Kavorka Man.
  • Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog has Sonic attract several potential love interests such as Princess Sally, Amy Rose, Mina Mongoose, and Fiona Fox.
  • The title character of the Den finds that he is this: a strapping, hung and nude hunk whom every female character throws herself at, and when circumstances permit, he is eager to indulge them.
  • One of the main running gags for Ivar Anni-Padda in Valiant's Timewalker series. Whether he's walking down the street minding his own business, running for his life from the villain of the month or falling from the top of a skyscraper, all anybody can say about it is "Gorgeous!"
  • John Carter in Warlord of Mars, having no less than three Martian women in love with him! His wife Dejah also qualifies as a Dude Magnet.

Female

DCU:

  • Starfire. Case in point, when she visits the Gotham City Police Department in Gotham Central, not just every men stares at her slack-jawed but also a few women too.
  • Supergirl has to deal with guys literally falling off buildings so she'll rescue them — and hopefully give them her phone number afterward.
  • Wonder Woman. A given since she was blessed with the beauty of Aphrodite. Almost every comic she's in has someone commenting on her good looks.

Marvel Universe:

  • Jean Grey is the object of affection for many male X-Men members, including Professor X himself for a brief period in the old days.
  • Aunt May from Spider-Man. No, really. Despite her age, she dated numerous different men after Ben's death: Octo Octavius (Doctor Octopus), Nathan Lubensky, Willie Lumpkin, Jarvis ( that was a Skrull), and JJJ's dad who married her.
  • Jessica Drew's Spider-Woman, thanks to her power which has a side effect of attracting men.
  • Susan Storm from Ultimate Fantastic Four got attention from Tony Stark, Namor, Mole Man, Strange Josie and ended up with Ben Grimm.

Other

  • Shana from Jem and the Holograms has mentioned that her sister Aja constantly gets asked out. Aja does get flirted with several times but she's taken.
  • Melody from Josie and the Pussycats is one of these. The first issue even had her getting a large portion of the boys at her school into the physical education program by letting them chase her around the track.
  • Marvel Star Wars: Zeltrons are drawn to Leia Organa just as they are to her brother, and for the same reasons - she's heroic, famous, and Force-Sensitive.
  • Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim. In fact, the entire premise of the comic is that Scott has to fight her seven evil exes.
  • Dejah Thoris from Warlord of Mars had many male villains attracted to her such as Tal Hajus, Sab Than, Thurid, Dargur Andalust, Salensus Oll and the list goes on... What make this notable is that many of these villains belong to highly xenophobic races that otherwise views her race as inferiors, but otherwise wouldn't mind having a Interspecies Romance with her.


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