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Bob: I gotta go cook this. Also, I'm married. But if I wasn't... who am I kidding, you're out of my league.
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Romantic relationships, sex, and romantic and sexual attraction are staples of fiction, and—unless you're dealing with asexual characters or a No Hugging, No Kissing setting—characters will express at least some desire for it. The vast majority of the time, male characters are attracted to women, and female characters are attracted to men, there are some gay and lesbian characters, and very rarely you'll get a bisexual character (unless it's a Queer Romance, where naturally the last two categories are more common), but others aren't so definite. Sometimes there's a male/female character who doesn't express interest in women/men but does seems to show interest in people the same gender as they; they're Ambiguously Gay. Then there are characters that seemingly show romantic and/or sexual interest in people of multiple genders; they're Ambiguously Bi.

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Most of the time, this character's interest in people of a different gender to them is explicitly stated or written to be obvious, while their interest in people the same gender as them is subtle or downplayed, but the inverse does exist. Characters with a Heterosexual Life Partner are especially prone to this, as while they might have an actual love interest of a different gender or try to get a love interest through flirting and having crushes on women, the relationship with their HLP often has a romantic/sexual element as well. Getting Crap Past the Radar can be a reason for this trope, the writers wanting to include hints a character is gay or bi but with enough heterosexuality to appease the Moral Guardians.

It should be noted that what makes a character Ambiguously Bi and what differentiates them from Bisexual characters is largely a matter of opinion. The character does not have to officially be declared bi to qualify, and as No Bisexuals demonstrates, even if a character is clearly bisexual to the audience, much of the time the writers don’t consider it as a possibility. Obviously, some form of attraction to people of different genders is required, but the exact extent varies; for some people, an offhand comment or a prolonged glance can be enough; for others, nothing short of onscreen sex can suggest bisexuality as a possibility. Characters who express If It's You, It's Okay further muddle the issue, as by definition, that makes a character bisexual, but there are otherwise straight, gay, and lesbian people in real life who do have exceptions to the "rule" of their sexuality.

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Compare/Contrast Ambiguously Gay, Ambiguous Gender Identity, and Depraved Bisexual.


Examples

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    Comic Books 
  • Nancy from Afterlife with Archie canonically has a boyfriend, Chuck, like in the main comics... She also has a girlfriend, Ginger. The vague part is if Chuck is a beard or if they were a legitimate couple before she fell for Ginger.
  • Black Canary, especially under Gail Simone's pen in Birds of Prey. At one point she was going to quip that she was "75% heterosexual" thus making her bisexual, but placeholder dialog confusion turned it into "heterosexual to the bone". And when she believes she's going to have to fight a Duel to the Death she tells Huntress to tell both Barbara and Oliver Queen, her ex-husband, that she loves them. In that order. To say nothing of this.
  • Cassandra Cain's canon love interests have all been men, with her first romantic kiss coming from Superboy. However, she displayed a fascination with a young ballerina named Christine (even watching her dance from the shadows), and agreed with Batwoman's offhanded comment about wanting to marry Zatanna.
  • Fantastic Four: Johnny Storm, according to some fan theories. In addition to doing things like dating non-binary aliens, it was strongly hinted that he and Daken had a fling in Dark Wolverine. While the comic never confirmed the exact nature of their relationship, when a fan asked Marjorie Lu if Johnny and Daken were sleeping together, she replied with: "They better have been, given all the hard work we put into creating sexual tension between their characters."
  • Hercules was implied to have had relations with a large number of women and Northstar. A Running Gag is Amadeus Cho repeatedly denying that he has the same relationship with Herc as Iolaus did. While armwrestling the female Thor, he also had a line of dialogue that suggested he'd kissed the original, male Thor in the past. An alternate-universe version of him in X-Treme X-Men was explicitly shown to be in a relationship with Wolverine. Herc was finally confirmed to be bisexual in Guardians of the Galaxy (2020), entering a relationship with Noh-Varr.
  • Tony Stark aka Iron Man. (It also shows up in the movies he appears in). He's The Casanova and all of his canonical love interests have been women, but he also seems to have a thing for teasing/making Double Entendre remarks towards male characters.
    • Not to mention the fact that he publicly apologizes to both men and women when his dating profile is taken down in the comics....and when it’s put back up, it noticeably allows both men and women to send requests. There’s also a party scene from the Superior Iron Man issue that displays a half-naked Tony surrounded by both men and women who are also in various states of undress — while in his bedroom. He also once went speed dating and ended up matched with the recently-out Loki, and while they're both ultimately uninterested, it's more down to Loki's history than Loki's gender (at the time, as Loki also came out as gender fluid around this time).
    • A darker, but much earlier, point also comes up during one of Tony's public breakdowns, where news anchors are shown discussing and speculating about the cause of his recent self-destructive behaviour. One of them brings up rumours that Tony is H.I.V. Positive; at the time of publication, H.I.V. was still believed to be limited to gay/bisexual men, so this was indicating that Tony is Ambiguously Bi in universe too.
    • It’s taken Up to Eleven by the Avengers Academy game, in which Tony does things like refer to Thor as sexy, call T’Challa handsome to his face, tease Loki for hitting on him and compliment his hair, openly check out Captain Britain’s biceps, and seems to have no problem with the concept of himself and Steve as a couple, all while still flirting incessantly with female characters like Pepper, Nadia Pym, and Natasha Romanoff.
    • As far as the movie version goes, some of Tony’s more obvious indicators include telling Hawkeye to “clench up” when he carries him with the Iron Man suit, patting Thor’s biceps while complimenting his swing, joking about performance issues with Loki, asking his teammates as a whole (four out of five of which are male) if someone kissed him, and, of course, the ever-infamous “America’s ass” scene (in which Tony, completely unprompted, calls attention to and comments on Steve’s ass).
  • Kimber from Jem and the Holograms obviously had a case of Adaptational Sexuality, but it's hard to tell if she's lesbian or bisexual. In the Jem cartoon she's exclusively into boys (though her Romantic Two-Girl Friendship with Stormer in "The Bands Break Up" makes her Ambiguously Bi in her own right). In the comic though, she leans towards girls. Her interests outright includes "Girls", her sisters mention her frequently crushing on girls, and she falls in Love at First Sight with Stormer. Some dialogue in early issues imply she could be bi, and considering her cartoon version that wouldn't be unusual. Though in the Valentine's Day issue she gets disgusted when she learned she kissed a man while under a spell, suggesting that she's gay.
  • Lady Death was originally as Evil Ernie's love interest and even then that didn't stop women being all over her, despite saying she is not into them. However in the Avatar publications, while she prefers men, it's implied she swings both ways when she casually kisses a barmaid on the lips in one scene, though she treats it as nothing.
  • Runaways:
    • Throughout the first two series, Nico Minoru only seemed attracted to guys, but had a lot of Ship Tease with her Lipstick Lesbian friend, Karolina (especially under later writers). It's also implied she was initially jealous of Xavin, Karolina's fiancee. Then the 2017 series had Nico outright tell Karolina that she has a crush on her, removing the ambiguity.
    • In the first three series, Molly Hayes seemed to have crushes on several teen superheroes, including Speed from Young Avengers and Reptil from Avengers Academy, but also had a Romantic Two-Girl Friendship with Klara and joked that she would marry female deinonychus Old Lace. In the 2017 series, she falls under the spell of classmate Abigail, who wants Molly to be her "Best Friend Forever". She also takes it very hard when Klara refuses to come back to the team, and the next issue has her off-panel for the whole issue, with her teammates mentioning that she's been sulking a lot lately.
  • In Seconds, when Kate speaks to Max after the first revision, the man he is having dinner with is crying, implying that they just broke up. Later, when Kate is talking to Hazel, the conversation leads to Kate asking her if she likes girl or boys. Hazel replies that she hasn't decided yet.
  • Amy from Sonic the Comic apparently has a crush on Sonic, at least in early issues, but her close friendship with Tekno is the butt of fan jokes. In turn Tekno is teased with Shortfuse however fans utterly ignore him and, as said, she and Amy are close buddies who travel around a lot. A Sonic the Comic – Online! story written by one of the comic's main writers mentions the two have a son named Johnny, but it's never clarified whether they're raising him as friends or as a couple.
  • Jessica Drew a.k.a. Spider-Woman. All of her love interests in the mainstream continuity have been men like Hawkeye, but she's also had a lot of Les Yay with some female characters, especially her "best friend" Carol Danvers. Additionally, when asked her opinion on the female Thor, her response was "One word, Carol: hawt." Later, upon meeting Carol's Kree half-sister for the first time, Jessica immediately complimented her muscles, even saying "I love them." Blurring this further is that her Ultimate Marvel self is openly lesbian and has a crush on Kitty Pryde.
  • In Starbrand & Nightmask, Nightmask, in his civilian identity as college student Adam Blackveil, is hit on by both a female and a male student while working out at the gym. While he recognizes that they are flirting with him as it goes due to his little familiarity to human interaction, he looks very pleased about it and declares that he enjoys it.
  • Minor villain and former Thunderbolt Joystick flirted with Scarlet Spider (both in-costume and in his civilian identity) in her first appearance, but also expressed the desire to see if a defeated female opponent was cute underneath her armor in a later story.
  • Wonder Woman:
  • Selene from X-Men isn't openly bisexual and is in fact a widow of a man named Marcus Gallio. But she also possesses some amount of Lesbian Vampire traits.
    • The relationship between Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr is at least as strong and complicated as those they have with romantic female partners. It's very easy to interpret them as being in love with each other, which would make them sort of bi.
    • Storm is probably one of the most famous examples of this trope. She's had strong romantic relationships with a lot of men, including Black Panther, Wolverine and Forge, but she's also had extremely close Romantic Two Girl Friendships with Yukio and Jean Grey since the '80s. Yukio has even flat out admitted that Storm is one of the most important people in her life.
    • Kitty Pryde, especially when written by Chris Claremont. Her canonical love interests have exclusively been men (such as Colossus and Star-Lord), but she is also known for having extremely close and emotional friendships with several of the girls in her life, especially Illyana Rasputin and Rachel Summers. Notably, Kitty and Illyana are so close that Kitty is the only other person on the planet capable of wielding Illyana's Soulsword, and after Illyana was temporarily erased from everyone's memories by the Beyonder during Secret Wars II, Kitty was still able to remember her due to their emotional bond. There was also a rather infamous issue of Excalibur where Sat-Yr-9 (while disguised as Courtney Ross) celebrated Kitty's birthday in a way that seemed to echo a seduction, including a panel where Kitty actually licked frosting off Courtney's finger in a highly suggestive manner.
    • Jubilee is another character who has had mostly male love interests, but is also very close with X-23, including some blatantly sexual overtones during the period where Jubilee was turned into a vampire and bit Laura. She was also remarkably unfazed after being kissed on the mouth by Roxy, one of her female students. In the 2013 X-Men series, Jubilee recalled the first time she saw Storm, Dazzler, Psylocke and Rogue back when she was a child, and claimed this was her mental reaction:
    Jubilee: ...Total rock stars. I wanted to have all their babies.
  • Hawkeye:
    • Clint's only ever explicitly been in love with women, but his interactions with Steve Rogers/Captain America have always made it look like Clint was in love with Steve. Started off butting heads, slowly became quietly affectionate, would bicker but in a way that made it clear they cared for each other, etc. While man-crushing on Steve is pretty much par-the-course, Clint went further than most examples, having Undying Loyalty to Steve to the point he was willing to quit the Avengers when Steve left so that the two could start their own team (read, Clint wanted to run away together with Steve), and he'd often butt heads with The Falcon and Bucky Barnes over the two's mutual status as Steve's best friend, out of what was literally jealousy. At one point, Clint was put in a position where he had to choose between the Avengers and the Thunderbolts (both teams he was loyal to), and more specifically Steve and Moonstone (his ex-girlfriend, whom he was still very much in love with), and it's played up as if it's one of the hardest choices he has to make.
    • Outside of Steve, Clint has also had a number of charged moments with other men, from his bromances with all three Ant-Man Legacy Character incarnations, to his Headbutting Heroes tendencies with guys like Bucky and Flash Thompson, that can often end up looking like Slap-Slap-Kiss. He also spent an issue of Secret Avengers extensively flirting with Captain Britain, including gushingly complimenting his physique and how his suit looks on him.
    • And then on top of all that, there's the fact the primary colours of Clint's uniform are literally Bi Pride colours (pink, purple, and blue).
    • Kate Bishop, Clint's Legacy Character and successor, is even more explicit. While she's only ever dated boys, her friendship with Cassie Lang mirrored Cassie's dad's relationship with Clint, and her relationship with America Chavez became a Romantic Two-Girl Friendship in large part because of a flirty comment from America implied Kate was bi (though in-context and Word of God, it was only meant to be playfully teasing her due to Kate's status as the token-straight on the Young Avengers) and the popularity of the AmeriKate ship. Kate herself has made comments about being "in the closet", and though she claims to be straight she is comically attracted to LGBTQ+ folk; besides befriending America, Billy, Teddy, Loki, and Prodigy, at this point three of Kate's four canon love interests have came out as bisexual (Noh-Varr, Fuse, and Speed), making her more-or-less adopted by the LGBTQ community.
  • Mockingbird: Hawkeye's ex-wife isn't quite as prominent as he himself in this regard, but when she first met Black Widow she gushed about how pretty she was and the two immediately developed a Romantic Two-Girl Friendship; years later, Bobbi pretty much asked Natasha and Bucky to join her and Clint for a foursome as a thanks for curing her of an STI that turned her into a KGB sleeper agent she got from Natasha. Meanwhile, her friendship with The Wasp has always been quite affectionate and almost gender-flips the Ant-Man/Hawkeye relationship, with Janet being one of the most affected by Bobbi's apparent death (the only one more affected was Clint himself), and the two more-or-less adopting a pair of teenaged former assassins together, which they lampshade and jokingly flirt about.

    Fan Works 
  • A Diplomatic Visit In chapter 4, Swift-Pad mentions "sort of" having a special someone back home. In chapter 16, the Bearers and Spike learn he was referring to Maxilla, a biologically male (but mentally genderfluid) changeling who was in disguise as a she-wolf when Swift-Pad first met he/she, and has no problem being with either gender. Swift-Pad himself explains that he is still attracted to them, but at this time is uncertain of if the attraction is to the form, the gender or the person themselves. He ultimately chooses to make their romance permanent.
  • Kaworu in Advice and Trust. He only ever shows romantic interest in Rei during the story proper, but he mentioned that he loved Shinji in at least one alternate timeline. The ambiguity comes down to how much those alternate Kaworu's can be considered to be him.
  • The Naruto fanfic Chasing The Shadow explores this, both Haku and Naruto having somewhat questionable sexual orientations. The author discusses it at times.
  • In the Infinity Crisis spin-off Sins, Sirens and Strife, Darcy Lewis states "Shoot, now I'm gay" when she first sees Wonder Woman, and later implies that she has engaged in at least one threesome.
  • The Lost Girl/Merlin Crossover Lost in Camelot takes this approach for Morgana in particular; she acknowledges that she would have gone after Bo from the beginning if her friend had been a man, was physically affectionate with Bo to such a degree that Kenzi found it noteworthy before either she or Bo realised they had more-than-friendly feelings for each other, and is willing to consider making their relationship romantic once Bo gives her a day to consider that possibility. That said, Morgana has only ever been attracted to men before Bo suggests the idea of a romantic relationship between two women, is reluctant to take things to a physical level too soon even after Bo kisses her for the first time- a fact that Bo understands and accepts- and was explicitly attracted to Merlin first.
  • Junior Officers
    • Donna is mentioned to have felt something for a girl named Martha, but her kiss with Deborah implies that she doesn't truly swing that way.
    • Deborah has shown interest in both men (she pines for Shellington) and women (she kissed Donna), but nothing is ever confirmed.
  • letmetellyouaboutmyfeels's MCU Rewrites portray Steve Rogers/Captain America as this: in Age of Ultron: Redŭ, he acknowledges what he could have had with Peggy Carter and a number of characters in-story wonder if his relationship with James "Bucky" Barnes/The Winter Soldier has the potential to be more than platonic. In Captain America: Ghosts of HYDRA, while being interviewed about Bucky Barnes, Steve states that being asked about his friend would be like asking a wife to testify against her husband. Word of God states she intentionally wrote the story this way so that the reader could interpret their relationship as platonic or romantic.
  • In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series The One With The Angelic Face, Angelus being cursed with a soul and turned into a woman has interesting consequences for Buffy's relationship with 'Angela';
    • Angela recalls Angelus having been a ‘lover’ of men and women in his time, but he was naturally into sex as a means of control and asserting his dominance rather than actual love, leaving Angela herself conflicted about her feelings for Buffy as she still thinks like a man with eighteenth century morals (Liam would have enjoyed being with two women at once, but the idea of two women on their own would have been weird at best from his perspective).
    • For Buffy, she spends some time uncertain about her feelings for Angela, unable to reconcile her appreciation for Angela as a person with her hatred of Angelus, but despite acknowledging that she is attracted to cute boys and can't find Angelus attractive even when picturing Angela in his male body, Buffy eventually realises that she has fallen in love with Angela.
  • The Harry Potter fanfic The Power of Seven has some interesting variations of this as Harry finds himself forced to form a 'harem' with seven witches to get the horcrux out of his head. Up until chapter 25, none of the girls showed an interest in doing anything with each other without Harry, but there were certain 'exceptional circumstances';
    • Ginny finds that she enjoys watching Harry with other girls, to the point that she gets turned on while looking at Luna naked and picturing Harry’s reaction to her, and makes sure that Hermione is watching when she and Harry are completing the first stage of the ritual. This becomes more explicit when Ginny's link to Harry allows her to 'observe' Harry's first time with Hermione from Harry's perspective, inspiring Ginny to fantasize about a threesome with herself, Harry and Hermione, which becomes reality the following chapter even if she and Hermione don't do much with each other directly.
      • In chapter 25, Ginny muses that while she hasn't explicitly 'inherited' Harry's attraction to girls, she derived emotional pleasure from helping Luna pleasure Harry, and gets peripherally turned on by sharing Harry's reaction to looking at Demelza naked, to the point that she makes Demelza eat her out when they're alone in the dorms. In Chapter 35, Ginny finally admits that she is at least somewhat bi when she acknowledges that she fell victim to Fleur's allure when she unintentionally witnessed an encounter between Bill and Fleur back at the Burrow.
    • Although Hermione has been kissed by Ginny at least twice, she does not appear to be independently aroused by the experience, and tells Luna that she isn't explicitly attracted to women on their own; Word of God affirms that Hermione is explicitly straight even if some of the other girls will be bi.
    • Demelza is fully aware that Harry has sex with Ginny, and chapters 23-24 feature her watching Harry have sex with Ginny and Katie, but Demelza's thoughts were always focused on Harry's actions and reactions rather than being explicitly aroused by the other girls. In chapter 25, Demelza eats Ginny out while masturbating, but this is clearly demonstrated as an extension of her submission to Harry- Ginny essentially 'acting' as Harry's proxy- rather than Demelza being sexually attracted to Ginny on her own.
    • While Katie shows no explicit sexual interest in girls, she does encourage Harry to release all over Ginny as she masturbates him herself, and briefly fantasises about licking Ginny's abdomen clean of his release before she decides to just have sex with Harry directly. Chapter 28 sees Katie watch as Demelza has sex with Harry, and even give Demelza advice on how to give a blowjob, but she shows no sign that she is aroused by Ginny and Demelza's own nudity.
    • Chapter 31 has all six of the girls currently active in the harem spend the night with Harry and then spend the morning pleasuring him, but it is made clear that the girls were all pleasuring Harry with none of them doing anything to one of the others even after they start removing their nightclothes.
  • Ruby and Nora has gone out of its way to avert this, though the sexuality of Weiss's mother, Willow, is still in the air.
  • In RWBY ABRG, it's implied that Cardin is attracted to Jaune. Though Velvet is his main play-thing, he seems flirty towards Jaune as well.
  • Downplayed in the Supernatural/Jennifer's Body crossover Trust Doesn't Rust; Jennifer and Needy’s bond is defined as a sisterly one without the explicitly sexual elements used in the film, and Sam is briefly ‘attracted’ to Dean due to Dean using a sigil to turn Jennifer’s powers against her that basically turned Dean into an incubus.
  • Cinder in Vale's Underground makes her attraction to men very open and shut (as well as her attraction to violence). However, she also starts a relationship with Emerald when the latter admits her feelings. She is also willing to have sex with her. The issue is that her thoughts are described as Cinder only entering a relationship with her to toy with her. Without her showing any attraction to other women, it makes it difficult to tell if she really is attracted to women. The fact that her mother molested her when she was younger complicates things further — especially since Cinder resents her mother because of it.
  • In The Chronicles of Karai Getting Her Shit Together, Casey and Raphael tend to spend a lot of time together alone. There is even a Brain Bleach moment where they do a literal dick-measuring contest. That said, when Donatello and April become an official couple, Casey conspires to get them to break up.
  • Heaven's Light: (a crossover between The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Tangled) Esmeralda. At the Festival of Fools, when she's doing her sensual dance, instead of sliding onto Frollo's lap, as per canon, she slides over to Queen Susanne, and leans in towards her, before kissing the Queen's nose instead and pulling away, making the Queen blush, since she was attending the Festival with her husband. In the sequel, Seven Days in Corona, she sidles up to the Queen again at the Festival (this time, in the presence of the Dunbroch royal family ), but instead of kissing her, she just says "Not this year." Whether Esmeralda feels genuine attraction to the Queen or is just putting on a show, we know for a fact that she's attracted to men, because she gets together with Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert later on in the first story.
  • A Rabbit Among Wolves
    • Sun isn't remotely bothered when a crossdressing Jaune reveals himself to be a guy, and continues calling him pretty.
    • Jaune himself blushes a bit when Sun winks at him and continues to coo over him.
  • Harbinger (Finmonster): (crossover between Danny Phantom and ParaNorman) Courtney Babcock. At the start of the story, she's dating Jerk Jock Dash Baxter, but blushes when Ember McLain (a lesbian banshee) winks at her.
  • Koopa Red in With Big Shells and Wings frequently hits on women, but in one of the final chapters, he accidentally reveals that he looked up the size of a Yoshi's penis. When questioned on this, he tries to explain himself away to no avail.
    Koopa Red: But my dick is big! I-I mean, it's huge! Seriously, a Yoshi's dick isn't even as big as mine.
    Koopa Black: And just how would you know how big a Yoshi's dick is?
    Koopa Red:(Blushing) Err… the Internet told me…
    Female Koopa Soldier: And just why were you looking that up?
    Koopa Red:(Sweating) Boredom?
  • Infinity Train: Blossoming Trail: In the usual anime, Ash Ketchum is known to have many romantic scenes with his female companions (even though he's oblivious to it all) but the story has him willing to "get together" with Trip after the latter confessed his feelings for him.

    Films - Animation 
  • Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast is very into his feather duster girlfriend and they’re even Holding Hands at the end of the movie. Yet he was also happy to kiss Cogsworth after they successfully chase off the villagers.
  • The Goth Kid from The Book of Life. When introduced to the pictures of La Muerte and Xibalba he called them both "so pretty" in the same dreamy-like fashion.
  • The Lion King (1994): Timon and Pumbaa. While they are Heterosexual Life-Partners, there is so much blatant Homoerotic Subtext that went on between them. However, they do have crushes on several girls throughout Timon & Pumbaa. Pumbaa fits this trope more as he tried to kiss Timon in House of Mouse in the Valentines day special.
  • Pitch Black in Rise of the Guardians. If his backstory where when he was human, he had a wife and a daughter is in the movie-verse. He also flirts a bit in the official prequel comic with Tooth during his introduction. However, he also seems to be very touchy-feely with Jack. In the Antarctica scene, he always claimed that he and Jack were the same, touching him when he proposed him to join his side (and in one of early artworks, he even strokes his jaw with a smug smile) and is hurt by his rejection. Furthermore, he even called Bunnymund "cute" for mocking him, making Bunnymund slightly scared (though Bunny was probably just worried Pitch might try to harm him).
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    Films - Live-Action 
  • 48 Hrs.: Lisa and Casey sleep with Billy and Ganz, and are implied to be sleeping with each other.
  • Morse in Alien³. When the prisoners all find out that Ripley has crashed on their prison planet, Morse declares that he has taken a vow of celibacy "...and that includes women." Later in the Assembly Cut of the film, Morse is finally persuaded to let Golic out of his restraints when Golic says to him "I love you, Morse."
  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane: Chloe is into Garth, and heavily implied to be into Mandy.
  • Anna: Was Anna ever actually attracted to Maude, or just using her as a tool?
  • Avalanche Sharks: Jenna is seen eyeing guys with her friends and acting a bit flirty a few times but has a lot of scenes which could indicate an attraction to girls. She makes a toast to "Girls Gone Wild" at one point (although it's unclear if she was serious, or meant that in a sexual sense if she was), holds hands with Lacy once, spends a lot of time in the hot tub with just two other girls in bikinis (although Lacy simply makes a toast to her "best friends, ever" implying a lack of romantic feelings at least on her part), and shows a clear lack of interest when Randy flirts with her (although this is implied to be because of a crude double innuendo Randy made).
  • Below Her Mouth: It's left unclear if Jasmine is a very closeted lesbian, or simply bisexual. Her male fiance thinks the former due to her passionate affair with butch lesbian Dallas, but Jasmine doesn't seem to know herself.
  • Bloody Bloody Bible Camp: Tad is a hound dog who pursues every attractive woman he sees, but he has to reassure himself that he has no homosexual desires.
  • Bonnie And Bonnie: Yara rejects the term "lesbian" for herself, but doesn't seem sure of what her sexuality is after being with a woman, though she adds that it doesn't matter as well.
  • But I'm a Cheerleader: Joel is sent to a conversion therapy camp due to liking boys, and is implied to reciprocate fellow camper Graham's faked affection for him. However, it's unclear if the brainwashing got to him, he's lying to get through the program like Graham is, or if he's genuinely into her.
  • Charlie's Angels (2019): Sabina is seen to flirt with men and women but it's unclear if her attraction to men is genuine or merely pragmatic. Her saying that her seduction of Johnny in the opening scene was the worst date of her life suggests the latter, and she only seems to notice hot women.
  • Karen from The Children's Hour. The movie centers around her and her best friend Martha, who is later revealed to be gay and in love with her, being Mistaken for Gay. Karen is engaged to a man, though her relationship with Martha is full of subtext. Even people in-story think they're too close, no thanks to a child's Malicious Slander. At the end she wants to run away with Martha even after Martha's Anguished Declaration of Love, though it doesn't work out because Martha is Driven to Suicide.
  • Dark Harvest: Alex is dating Darcy, who thinks she has Belligerent Sexual Tension with Sean.
  • Dead Hooker in a Trunk: Badass and Junkie are both seen having sex with men, but can't dismiss hiring a female prostitute in a drunken bender.
  • Deathgasm: Medina is Brodie's Love Interest, and her metal fantasy has heavy lesbian imagery.
  • Eloises Lover: It's left vague as to whether Àsia is attracted by her boyfriend, or indeed men generally. She cares about him, but their relationship (from her at least) is not much different than friends (aside from a few kisses that he initiates, they aren't intimate onscreen).
  • The Final Girls: Kurt hits on literally every woman he sees, but briefly mentions that he thinks gay men have a cool lifestyle.
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral: Fiona, when a guest at Bernard and Lydia's wedding wonders if the reason she isn't married is because she is a lesbian (finding it a more interesting follow-up than just "Haven't met the right chap?"), admits, "Well, I was a lesbian once at school, but only for about fifteen minutes." and it's left unclear if she's attracted to women or it was just a one-time thing.
  • Fraternity Massacre at Hell Island: Sarah is married to Clark, but is flattered by her friend's offer of lesbian sex.
  • James (Will Ferrell) in Get Hard was disgusted over having to give oral sex to a man and is married to a woman, but also didn't mind getting close to Darnell (Kevin Hart) and using suggestive double entendres in regards to him.
  • Giant Little Ones: Both Ballas and Franky. While Ballas initiated oral sex, Franky tells his father that he wasn't uncomfortable with what happened. Both also have sexual encounters with girls throughout the film and nothing definitive is said about their sexualities.
  • Gory Gory Hallelujah: Jessie, the feminist Jesus, hooks up with Sky and later has lesbian sex at a feminist cult orgy, but she was clearly brainwashed with the latter, sho it's not clear if she's interested in women or not.
  • The Guest House: Rachel was dating Jason, but doesn't seem to have been happy with him even before he dumps her. It may be she just hadn't realized she's a lesbian, or wasn't into him specifically too much. Even prior to her relationship with Amy, she's shown masturbating while watching lesbian porn. Amy similarly says that she's been with men and also uses her sexual wiles on them to get things, but that she'd never known love until Rachel, which makes her sexuality equally ambiguous. Neither one ever states an opinion on the matter.
  • Gutterballs: Hannah has threesomes with Steve and the canonically bi Julia, but it's not clear what these threesomes entail.
  • Hatchet: Jenna is introduced making out with Misty for a porno film, and later flirts with Marcus. However, she and Misty hate each other and are only doing it for the cash, so it's not clear if she's willing to sleep with women in her free time or just wanted the money.
  • Higher Learning: It's never really made clear if Kristen is actually bisexual or just curious. Aside from the merest teasing of a sexual relationship with Taryn (although it's implied that they did), some hand holding, and a kiss (which may or may not have really happened), we only actually see her have sex with men. Of course when she was having sex with her boyfriend she was thinking of Taryn. This lends a dollop of subtext to the scene in which Dr. Phipps is discussing his students' various backgrounds.
    Dr. Phipps (to Kristen): What are you?
    Kristen: I don't know...
  • Ryan from High School Musical was originally intended to be Camp Gay but Disney wouldn't allow it. He was paired off with a female character (and his relationship with his twin sister Sharpay is a tiny bit unusual), yet at the same time he has a lot of Homoerotic Subtext with Chad in the sequel. Fans commonly read him as bisexual as a result.
  • David Skylark of The Interview. Dave seems omni-sexual, judging from his obvious attraction to women like the CIA agent, as well as some weird things he says (apparently he watches gay porn). He also didn't mind kissing Kim, the male leader of North Korea, when playing spin the bottle with him or his best male friend Aaron.
  • It: Chapter Two: A rare example where a character's interest to the same sex is confirmed in canon, but their opposite-sex attractions are left more ambiguous. By the end of the film it's been made clear that Richie is an Armoured Closet Gay who's been in love with Eddie since they were kids. What's far less clear is whether his elaborate bragging about his prowess with girls has any actual intention behind it, other than to hide his sexuality from his friends. On the one hand, as an adult he claims publicly to have a girlfriend who is clearly fabricated (but could conceivably be based on an ex); on the other, as a teenager he does join the other boys in briefly ogling Bev in her underwear (but it's established elsewhere that he overcompensates in order to fit in with his straight peers).
  • Jennifer's Body: Anita "Needy" Lesnicki has a boyfriend, whom she cares about very deeply. She also makes out with Jennifer, and seems to be really into it before she breaks it off.
  • Jupiter Ascending:
    • The driving force of the film is the conflict between the Abrasax siblings and Jupiter, the genetic recurrence of their mother. While the Abrasax patriarch is never mentioned or seen, the two Abrasax brothers definitely have an unhealthy interest in their mother. Titus is The Casanova whose defining scene is a Zero-G Spot pseudo-orgy of heavy petting with women. He plans to secure his claim to Earth by marrying Jupiter, and all that implies. There's also the scene where Titus tries to kill Caine which reeks of Ho Yay, complete with whispering his evil plan in Caine's ear while circling around him.
    • Kalique has two suggestive scenes with both genders. In one scene she strips naked in front of Jupiter, looks at her seductively, and then rises from her bath with a glamorous young body (in one of the only nude scenes in the movie). There's also her compliments on Caine's physique when he barges into her palace with no shirt on.
  • Elaine in the fourth Lake Placid movie shows a lot of Lipstick Lesbian signs, particularly towards Brittany (such as telling a friend that Brittany is a skank, then adding "She does have a great ass though", holding Brittany's hand at one point as they're running together and giving her a shoulder massage) but also takes part in a couple conversations about cute boys.
  • Loving Annabelle: It's unclear if Ms. Bradley is bisexual (as she's with a man, and is shown having sex with him) or just a closeted lesbian in denial trying to pretend she's straight (also possible, given her unhappiness, which he senses).
  • Monos: Rambo is obviously attracted to Lady and regrets being spurning by her for Bigfoot. It's unclear if Rambo is attracted to Wolf. Wolf says she's "like a brother" to him. When Lady tells him to kiss Rambo, she kisses him back without complaint.
  • Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean. He's shown on screen to be interested in women and has considerable Ho Yay with other male characters, and Johnny Depp (the actor who plays him) has said that he's bisexual.
  • In Plan B, Bruno pretends to be attracted to his ex-girlfriend Laura's boyfriend Pablo with the end goal of making Pablo sexually confused enough to dump Laura and clear the path to him getting back together with her but the more his homoerotic-laden friendship with Pablo develops, the more his fake attraction to him starts to look not-so-fake. The ending confirms that Bruno did fall in love with Pablo for real, but it's still ambiguous whether he really is bisexual and was in denial about it or if Pablo is just an exception for him.
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera: Amber Sweet sleeps with the Graverobber and is implied to tap the Genterns.
  • Room in Rome: Natasha seems to be bi, as she insists she's into men but has sex with Alba more than once that she clearly enjoys, and flirted with her before. However, neither discusses her orientation, and since Natasha says she's never been attracted to a woman before it's obviously still new to her. Given that a lot of what she says is dubious, some or all of this may be an act too.
  • Scary Movie: Buffy and Cindy have boyfriends, but mention going down on each other one time. However, given that they swore to never speak of it again, it could have just as easily been bicurious experimentation.
  • James Bond villain Silva in Skyfall aggressively flirted with both Severine and Bond. While Bond's tied to a chair and Silva is suggestively touching him, the following exchange happens.
    Silva: Well...first time for everything, yes?
    Bond: What makes you think this is my first time?
  • Drax from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies had a wife and daughter, but is very appreciative of Thor's muscular physique when he encounters the God in Avengers: Infinity War.
  • Scooby-Doo: Velma is implied to have a crush on Fred, but also shows signs of being interested in Daphne as well. When telling the story of the day Mystery Inc. kicked Scrappy-Doo off the team, Velma describes Daphne as "so beautiful" and Fred as "so handsome". For what it's worth, Velma was originally going to be depicted as a lesbian in the film's much raunchier original cut, and a deleted scene from the final film has her singing "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" while dancing sensually and making motions towards Daphne and/or Fred (they're both standing next to each other and the scene is framed in such a way that it's not clear if she's singing to Daphne, Fred, or both.)
  • Stealing Harvard: Honorable Judge Emmett Cook was married and denies being homosexual. However, he has Duff, John Plummer and later, Mr. Warner and many other males (as evidenced by photos he takes of them all) dress up and role-play as his deceased wife because he misses her too much. He also lays in bed with the men and spoons with them.
  • Stitches (2001): Mrs. Albright is perfectly willing to act seductive towards men and women, and has sex with Ms. Lester to get what she wants. It's unclear if she would have sex with men too.
  • The Summer of Sangaile: Sangaile has sex with Saulius, a male friend of Auste, early on. She doesn't seem to be very into it, however, only having enthusiastic encounters with Auste. It's left unclear why she even did it, as there was no buildup before the act.
  • Tank Girl: Tank Girl has a boyfriend in the beginning, and hooks up with a guy at the end. But her immediate response to Jet Girl being sexually harassed is to pretend to be her girlfriend, and she refers to past sexual partners in the gender neutral unless referring to a specific one.
  • Thelma: Anja is dating a guy at the start, then breaks up with him and grows attracted to Thelma. However, it's left unclear if she genuinely felt this way, or was compelled by Thelma's powers.
  • Tragedy Girls: McKayla and Sadie both express interest in men, but it's clear that their only true emotional connection is with one another. They're extremely affectionate towards each other, do everything together, and would do anything for their friendship. In fact, both kill the guys they were interested in at the other's behest.
  • In The Truth About Charlie, the female detective is sleeping with her male partner, but much of her dialogue regarding Reggie, the protagonist, implies that she's attracted to her—talking about how beautiful she is, how fortunate any man who gets to sleep with her is, etc.
  • Jay of The View Askewniverse enthusiastically hits on women, but when accused in Dogma by Rufus of fantasizing about other men while masturbating, his response is "Dude, not all the time!" Later, when waking up suddenly, he babbles "I didn't come in you, Pete, I swear!" Wikipedia lists most of the many times he and Bob do something ambiguous. Word of God is that Jay is most likely bi, though onscreen evidence suggests that he's severely closeted.
  • The World Unseen: It's never explicitly stated where Miriam falls on the sexuality spectrum, given that she's been married to Omar but gets into a relationship with Amina having never (so far as we know) found women attractive before.
  • Wrestlemaniac: Dallas, Debbie and Daisy are willing to be sexual with each other and Alphonse on camera, but it's unclear how much (if any) of their activity is based on actual sexual interest and how much is the pay.

    Literature 
  • ‘’2Dark’’: Sylvia Scarlett may or may not be in a physical relationship with her companion and fellow kid taxidermist Elisa: however, she definitely has the hots for Ernest Miguele, the boss of the next level, as made clear by the love letter you find in his hospice.
  • Many women in A Brother's Price are well able to appreciate beauty in their own sex. Cira is the only one who is explicitly bi, but as her homosexual relationship is treated as nothing unusual, it can be assumed that bisexual women wouldn't exactly feel the need to "out" themselves.
  • Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox: Perhaps it's just his mischievous nature, but Argent enjoys teasing (and feeding) Jaques' hopeless infatuation with him a little too much, including, it's implied, distracting him with dirty dreams at one point. Otherwise, the only person Argent ever shows any romantic interest in is Tsumiko.
    • Jaques himself counts, as his attraction to Argent is obvious (and the on-going serial "Lord Mettlebright's Man" makes it clear he appreciates male beauty in many different persons, but it's less clear whether his pursuit of Tsumiko (and the flirtation he employs towards it) is solely materially based in an effort to get his hands on her fortune—and Argent—or whether he is also attracted in any way to women.
  • Be More Chill: Despite Jeremy's crush on Christine and insistence that he is totally, 100% straight, he does jerk off while on the phone with his friend Michael.
  • The Catcher in the Rye:
    • Holden describes Luce as a "flitty" seeming guy who has a strong Gaydar. He also notes that Luce seems to talk about sex with, presumably, women a lot. Luce himself mentions that he likes "a mature person", not "a mature woman", though he could have been referring to in general.
    • Holden's former Mr. Antolini teacher is either this or Ambiguously Gay. He married a much older woman, which might make her a Beard. Later Holden wakes up in an Ambiguous Situation where Mr. Antolini is petting his head in his sleep. It's vague whether it's paternal like Mr. Antolini implies or sexual like Holden thinks.
  • The Day of the Jackal: The Jackal is an assassin who has been hired to do a big job in Paris. When the Jackal is heading to Paris, he seduces a woman, which allows him to sleep indoors without leaving a paper trail at a hotel. Having arrived in Paris, instead of looking for a suitable woman he lets himself be picked up at a gay bar. He is not shown having any trouble finding the bar, and knows how to dress and act to get the right type of attention ... it's almost like he's familiar with the gay scene in Paris.
  • In the Discworld novels, Leonard of Quirm generally gives the impression of not being sufficiently aware of other people to have any sexuality, but in Jingo, when designing a bigger version of The Boat, it says "his pencil caressed the paper" as he sketched the "well-muscled and not overdressed" oarsmen. This is in keeping with a character based on Leonardo da Vinci. On the other hand, he's also implied to have had a relationship with Gytha Ogg when he was painting the Mona Ogg and Woman Holding Ferret; among the many initials in her Sweetie Graffiti in A Tourist's Guide to Lancre is "L d Q" in mirror writing, and The Art of Discworld has a sketch of them together based on The Hireling Shepherd by William Holman Hunt.
  • Rinaldi of A Farewell to Arms talks about sleeping with women constantly, but he is also very affectionate towards Frederic, trying to kiss him on several occasions. He calls Frederic "baby" and appears slightly flamboyant, though this may be Deliberate Values Dissonance being used to contrast him against his American friend.
  • In Erica Jong's Fear of Flying, it's easy to make a case for Adrian's bisexuality. While he's deeply enamoured with Isadora's body and mind, he also hints at an attraction to her husband Bennett at times, up to stroking Bennett's back after Bennett and Isadora have sex in front of him.
  • The protagonist of The Gallagher Girls has several relationships with men of varying importance, but she also has a tendency to describe the beauty of her female True Companions, even while bleeding out from a gunshot.
  • Rick Riordan:
    • Percy Jackson and the Olympians:
      • Percy mentions how attractive both male (Beckendorf, Apollo, etc.) and female characters (Annabeth, Rachel, etc.) are on numerous occasions, but only ever dates girls.
      • The characters of Clarisse and Silena both have in text boyfriends, but are heavily coded to being interested in each other romantically. Silena and Charles (Clarisse's boyfriend) are the only people that can truly get through to her. Silena and Clarisse also parallel Achilles and Patroclus, two lovers from the Trojan War. When Clarisse refuses to assist with battle, Silena puts on her armor and rallies the Ares Cabin in her stead but gets killed in the process. Silena's sacrifice motivates Clarisse to take up arms again and fight for the loss of her friend.
    • The Heroes of Olympus:
      • Annabeth and Piper are vaguely implied to be attracted to each other despite their canon boyfriends. Piper mentions that her charmspeak power only works on people that are attracted to her, and Annabeth mentions that it takes a lot of willpower to resist it. Piper also mentions how pretty Annabeth is multiple times.
      • A typo mentions Reyna and her sister Hylla getting stuck on Calypso's island instead of Circe's. For context: people can only leave Calypso's island once they and Calypso fall in love with each other.
    • The Trials of Apollo:
      • Continuing off of her coding in Heroes of Olympus, Piper breaks up with her boyfriend Jason. She comments that it felt fake and forced, like she wasn't being her true self when she was with him. She eventually is shown with a female love interest, which turns the coding into actual text. But whether or not she was actually attracted to men is now up for debate.
      • Again continuing off of her previous appearances, Reyna is shown to have a very close relationship with head of the Hunters Thalia. But, she is very insistent that the relationship is purely platonic and gets annoyed when people imply otherwise.
  • The Hurog duology has Ward, who is attracted to women, according to himself, but does notice that his newly inherited, immortal slave Oreg is a pretty boy. It causes him to pity Oreg, as he suspects some of his ancestors to have been rapists. However, later on they become quite close friends, and Ward notices that Oreg working magic is a beautiful sight, and he can also feel the magic, and is a bit embarassed because it feels like "a hand touching [him] intimately". Ward is also well able to understand why the king's "favourite" has this position - Garranon is an exceptionally beautiful and elegant man, and Ward mentions that he likes Garranon better than most of the other courtiers.
  • Eragon from Inheritance Cycle comes off as this. Despite his obsession with an unattainable elf girl, he travels and becomes EXTREMELY close to his half-brother Murtagh, and starts getting vengeful and sulky when Murtagh turns out to think he's an annoying little twerp. Additionally he never notices Arya's characteristics (read: breasts), but he spends a lot of time ogling his master's muscles, "port-red lips" and long, flowing hair, and starts staring intently at the guy's "hairless groin" during a naked bath scene. He also ogles the "hard and lean" muscles of his crippled ex-nemesis.
  • Both Bunny and Raffles in the Raffles stories: the two have female love interests, but were partially modeled after Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas and are closer than male friends would be even in Victorian times. While the books never go beyond (heavy) subtext, some adaptations and pastiches make Bunny and Raffles explicitly a couple.
  • Jane Eyre gets together with Rochester by the book's end but there's also the ambiguous Les Yay she gets with Diana, Mary, and particularly Helen.
  • In The Long Walk, McVries seems to care about Garraty in a way that extends beyond friendship. He's also mentioned to have had a girlfriend.
  • Les Misérables: Victor Hugo never explicitly states the nature of Grantaire's love towards Enjolras, but he does compare them to several pairs of mythological/historical male lovers and that was probably as close as you could get to Word of Gay in the 19th century. At least, without being thrown in jail like Oscar Wilde. Unlike Enjolras, however, Grantaire is also said to show interest in women.
  • Aiden from Of Fear and Faith, who flirts with literally every woman he meets but also admits to using his considerable charms on men to get what he wants and he seems to flirt with his male friend Tel on occasion.
  • Paraiso Street: Isis appears to appreciate Henshaw’s nervous interest in her, but this might also be because she’s used to it. Mad Scientist Cali also offhandedly mentions previous flings, but feels her first true romantic connection with a woman.
    • Downplayed with Henshaw, who clearly prefers women but is also not human.
  • Ilke from Phenomena is either this or Ambiguously Gay, her Ship Tease with Jolsah is mostly from his side. Yet does it seem that she Likes Older Women by her weird over-attraction to mothers, and a slightly Romantic Two-Girl Friendship with Millian that sorta resembles Korra and Asami's the way it was in the beginning, expect in that Millian is in love with Azur, and they (Millian and Azur) become a couple, if it'll last is yet to be seen. Hisj has shown some interest in a Wife Husbandry way only to be told by her that she doesn't belong to anyone. According to Word of God is she not asexual either, but her type is someone as powerful as herself, and her being one of the most powerful characters in the series will it not be an easy task. And with Norwegian sharing words for both girlfriend and boyfriend, kjæreste (word he used for partner), meaning 'dearest', does it stand as ambiguous.
  • Amaliya of Pretty When She Dies has a lot of hints dropped that she's attracted to women as well as men. It's practically text at some points that she's had lesbian relationships in the past.
  • Kavinsky of The Raven Cycle is hinted to be a Depraved Bisexual.
  • Fitchner au Barca of the Red Rising trilogy had a loving relationship with his wife Bryn. However, the prequel comics introduce his old friend Arturius, who was implied to have been in a relationship with Fitchner during their year at The Institute.
  • In The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, two of the relationships Demane has been involved in so far have been with men, including his first love, but he also mentions almost marrying a woman at some point, and expresses some regret about not having done so. Though it's not entirely clear whether he loved her or it was just a 'she's been courting me for a year, that's got to mean something'-thing.
  • Kumiko in Sound! Euphonium has a strong connection with Reina. The two have a very touchy-feely Romantic Two-Girl Friendship. Kumiko is Oblivious to Love towards her childhood friend Shuuichi, but they do have their Ship Tease together. After Kumiko is told about her feelings for Shuuichi by her other friends, the two become the Official Couple.
  • Shreve from The Twelve-Fingered Boy has some rather suspect moments (to the point where he himself wonders. Complicated by him being an Emotion Eater with a taste for love and happy memories, regardless of the gender of the people involved.
  • Twilight:
    • Bella is in a steady relationship with Edward. His adopted sister, Alice, is her best friend. Many of Bella and Alice's interactions mirror her interactions with Edward, particularly when Bella gets very huggy and clingy towards Alice. This includes a scene in New Moon where the two basically snuggle on the sofa. Bella also repeatedly talks about how "breathtaking" and beautiful Rosalie is.
  • Warrior Cats:
    • Jake, the father of half-brothers Firestar and Scourge, has had kits with two she-cats but is also very close to Tallstar (who is Ambiguously Gay in his own right). Two of the writers have stated that they view Jake and Tallstar as in love, but the publisher won't allow same-gender couples.
    • Leafpool is attracted to Crowfeather but also has ambiguous behavior with Mothwing.
  • Patches of When A Man's A Man (by Harold Wright) unsuccessfully proposes to two women over the course of the story and has no problem understanding the other cowboys' attraction to Kitty. However, his happy ending is riding off into the sunset with Yavapai Joe, saying he's going to teach him "how to be a man". This is meant to be interpreted philosophically rather than sexually, but you have to wonder.
  • The Wicked Years:
    • Whether Elphaba is in love with Glinda is left vague, but they share a lot of Homoerotic Subtext. Elphaba does have an affair with Fiyero and ends up pregnant by him.
    • Glinda is canonically in love with Elphaba, even decades after her death—however, she is married to a man. She uses him for money and it's unknown if she's attracted to any men or if he is a beard.
  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer: Poornima "Nim" Chaudhary likes girls, and maybe guys as well. She's rather unclear on the matter, and later says that she's not yet sure whether she's gay or bi.
  • The Hearts We Sold: Dee is very much in love with James, but is flustered by a pretty girl she meets at a party, and deeply admires her roommate and best friend, Gremma. Gremma actually is an out-and-proud lesbian, which doesn't help.
  • Jenna, the main character of the YA novel Squad.
    • She expresses attraction to men, and has a boyfriend over the course of the novel, but the main plot follows her "friendship break-up" with her BFF Raejean. Back when they were close, they frequently held hands, shared a bed, and even almost had a threeway together (which Jenna fantasizes about). Jenna's utterly devastated by losing Raejean, and spends much of the first half of the story either trying to win her back, or get revenge. She becomes so depressed she briefly contemplates suicide, though she quickly tells herself she's overreacting. Things get better when she starts hanging out with her brother's friends, but it's clear that losing the friendship she and Raejean once had is a life-changing experience for Jenna.
    • Notably, Jenna admits she's this in-universe. When asked if she's possibly bisexual, she's about to say "no," but then pauses and gives the question some serious thought. Upon reflection, especially when it comes to her relationship with Raejean, Jenna decides that she can't be 100% certain she's straight, and answers accordingly.
  • Protagonist Richard Papen of The Secret History insists he's straight, has one-night stands with girls at his college and has a crush on the one female member of the Classics group, but he also endlessly speculates which men of the Classics group are gay and puts up only token resistance as the one confirmed gay member starts kissing and undressing him, with the implication that they would have gone all the way if not interrupted.
  • In The Unlikelies, while Andie has attraction to men and eventually gets with Otto, she has a lot of Les Yay subtext with Izzy, even though they're just friends.

    Music 
  • Visual Kei as a genre is somewhat notorious for people both being and pretending to be this, at least with onstage fanservice. It actually pre-dated its current use as Yaoi Fangirl fanservice, though, with an outsize population of actual bisexuals or at the very least men willing to touch, kiss, flirt with, and occasionally even possibly have sex with other men from the very beginning of the scene, with at least two founders of the scene itself being bisexual offstage, although concealing that they actually were. This led to a very accepting climate for gay and bisexual men and man on man fanservice, which began as a way to flip off a conservative Japanese society that believed same-sex attraction among men was "excessive" and "perverted" and a "phase" to be grown out of to marry a woman and have children and to provide a plausible cover story of "it's just fanservice," to protect everyone and their reputations. X Japan was the band that kicked off the entire idea of man on man fanservice onstage - and still holds the title for some of the most Refuge in Audacity examples, and has had members eventually subtly come out, albeit not in press conferences or exact words. Adams is a duet centered around the idea of being a male couple, though in their case it's inverted - both members are suspected to actually be heterosexual offstage.
  • The Loony Fan in "Stan" by Eminem sounds like he is in love with Eminem and says that they should be together. His girlfriend is even jealous of his obsession with Eminem.
  • "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town is about someone who is jealous of a woman because she's with the man she loves. She also sounds like she wants the object of her jealousy. She sings lyrics like "I want to taste her lips, yeah, 'cause she tastes like you", "I wanna drown myself in a bottle of her perfume", and other romantic sounding lyrics about the woman she's jealous of.
  • Much of Sufjan Stevens' music has an ambiguously bi aura to it. In some songs ("Casimir Pulaski Day," for instance) he seems to be singing about a female love interest, in others ("The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades," "Drawn to the Blood") it's pretty clearly a man, and in a few ("Impossible Soul") it could go either—or both—ways. As Stevens has never spoken publicly about his sexuality, his fans tend to read into his lyrics whatever they want to see in them.

    Podcast 
  • Dice Funk: Rinaldo is introduced as a suave lady's man who hits on the first female NPC the party meets. He then proceeds to flirt with a number of male characters.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • After gay rights activists complained about Goldust on Monday Night Raw for his ambiguously gay gimmick, Goldust instead began showing an equal amount of interest in men and women.
  • Matt Striker seems like a straight man, never expressing attraction to anything but women, but he once had an affair with Buff E to prove the man wasn't ready for marriage. Mace Mendoza, claims to be gay but when the affair was exposed he also revealed he had been cheating with his bride's maid and had gotten her pregnant. Also, Mendoza once stuck his junk in the face of Alexis Laree because he thought it would make Allison Danger happy.
  • Jimmy Jacobs. His Star-Making Role in Ring of Honor revolved around his attempts to woo The Lovely Lacey but he showed an equal amount of interest in later ROH Champion Adam Cole.
  • Triple H: "There's a lot of bi things I am, but -lingual isn't one of them."
  • Mickie James was initially portrayed as an obsessed Trish Stratus fan, even going so far as to corner Trish under the mistletoe. She would soon develop a finishing move where she would surprise her opponents with a kiss and then knock them out with a kick. But then she started dating John Cena on screen for a few months.
  • Lisa Marie Varon as Victoria had a twisted relationship with Steven Richards, but also a fixation on Trish Stratus that bordered on Yandere. In TNA as 'Tara' she openly flirted with both members of The Cult of the Serpent, brought in Jesse Godderz as her boyfriend and yet also would share a kiss on the apron with her tag team partner Brooke Adams. There was also a bit of Les Yay between Victoria and her Vince's Devils partners Torrie Wilson and Candice Michelle.

    Radio 

    Stand-Up Comedy 
  • Louis C.K., in one of his routines, mentions that he saw a beautiful couple; a beautiful woman together with a beautiful man. He then says that he doesn't care that the man is beautiful and that he'd be willing to suck his dick. When referring to men who perform oral sex on other men, rather than being repelled by it, he defends it as being one of the gutsiest things a man can do.

    Toys 
  • Ever After High:
    • Supplementary material makes mention of Darling being attracted to boys. Dragon Games implies that she's Apple's Prince Charming when she wakes her up using CPR.
    • Apple is both this and Ambiguously Gay. While she is destined to be with Daring and does fawn over him, she doesn't mind him flirting with other girls and is instead more emotionally invested in Raven. In Dragon Games, Daring tries to kiss her awake and fails. His sister Darling does CPR on her as well but that works.

    Video Games 
  • A3:
    • Azuma is fond of making suggestive, flirty-sounding comments around both the female main character and the other male troupe members and it's never entirely clear how much of these comments is him being serious and how much is him trolling people. There's also how he used to be a professional cuddler who literally slept with both female and male clients; it's not confirmed if he ever "slept" with them in the other sense too, but not debunked either.
    • Taichi constantly talks about how much he wants a girlfriend but his first love was Yuki, a crossdressing boy he mistook for a girl when they were younger, and even when he doesn't know that Yuki is the "girl" he fell in love with, he's still quite eager to please him and help him with his sewing. When Taichi tells Kazunari that he wants to go to a party full of girls in one of their coin-earning chats, Kazunari teasingly asks him if he should get a bunch of girls who look like Yuki which visibly flusters Taichi.
  • The Blackwell Series: Joey's a Chivalrous Pervert and was very much in love with Lauren Blackwell, but a flashback in Epiphany implies that he also had feelings for his former assistant, Danny Marconi (who he died protecting). Madeline picks up on this very quickly.
    Madeline: Danny Marconi is important to you, is he not? Your energy... your aura, if you will... it changes when you speak of him. So tell us.... what is Danny to you?
    Joey: (agitated) I have no idea what you're talking about.
    Madeline: You know precisely what I am talking about.
  • BlazBlue has Jin Kisaragi, whose speech patterns grow very disturbing in a Does This Remind You of Anything? kind of way whenever he gets the chance to talk to his dear 'niisan'. It's established in Continuum Shift though that there is something between him and Tsubaki, but that doesn't stop the Ho Yay moments with Ragna.
  • Bully:
    • Jimmy can date just about every girl in the game and can also kiss a select few boys if the player elects to. During a cutscene, Pinky Gauthier mentions that there are rumors about this floating around the school.
    • A few of Peanut Romano's Enemy Chatter lines indicate that he's crushing on both Lola Lombardi and her boyfriend, Johnny Vincent. He's pretty conflicted about it.
      "Johnny's too good for Lola..."
      "What does Lola see in Johnny?"
      "What can I do to please Johnny- I mean Lola! No, I mean..."
    • Vance Medici can be seen flirting with girls but is also one of the boys Jimmy can date.
    • Another Gay Option is Gord Vendome, who's very flamboyant and camp but also dates Lola at one point.
  • Cyberpunk 2077:
    • Johnny Silverhand, the Deuteragonist. His past partners, Rogue and Alt are women. He has a lot of Ship Tease moments with V regardless of their gender, though he does have one or two more with the female V. He also has quite a lot of it with his old bandmate, Kerry. In one exchange with V, he implies that he didn't go along with Kerry's crush because he isn't attracted to men, but in another dialogue with Rogue, he can answer "I'd do Kerry" when Rogue asks him what would he do differently if he could go back in time. Kerry is one of the characters male V can romance, and is also the only character that Johnny doesn't comment upon if V gets together with. Before V makes their final choice on the rooftop and decides to call Kerry to say goodbye to him (if he romanced him), Johnny will seemingly get jealous. The most damning however has to be the conversation you can trigger if you go to Dicky Twister, a gay strip club:
      Johnny: Huh, last time I was here I was with Kerry. This latino hunk gave us a lapdance. Cheeks so smooth I could almost see my own reflection.
      V: I thought you prefer girls.
      Johnny: Mostly. Now and then I've swung both ways. The more the merrier.
    • Both Panam and River are generally considered to be heterosexual romance options, but due to the flexible character creator they are actually available to any V with the right body type. This means that, for example, River will be attracted to V if he has male pronouns, a male voice, a masculine face and a penis, just as long as he doesn’t have a buff, masculine body. The only real requirement is a feminine body with breasts. Whether this is meant to be viewed as part of their sexuality, or a result of changes made during development (the gender fluidity of the character creator was reportedly added later on) is unclear.
  • Death Stranding: Die-Hardman's emotional confession at the end of the game, where he tells the truth about Cliff, features a line "and I loved him, as much as I did her", her being Bridget. It's unclear if he's saying this in a platonic or romantic way, but it definitely can be read as either/or.
  • The protagonist in Disco Elysium has a female ex and is clearly attracted to Klaasje, but develops a blatant crush on the Smoker on the Balcony and also has multiple opportunities to self-identify as a "f***" (the only word censored in the game, as if the protagonist's own mind is trying to filter it out). The player may have the opportunity of allowing the protagonist to spend eight in-game hours working out if he is part of "the homo-sexual underground", but the only reward for doing so is for the protagonist to declare that he has stopped obsessing over his own sexuality (and a funny conversation with Kim about it).
  • Android 21, the Big Bad of the Dragon Ball video game, Dragon Ball Fighterz; her final Link Event with the Earthling Soul has been noted to sound quite Ship Tease-y. That said, outside of a single instance that was more than likely a translation error, the Earthling Soul is not given a canonical gender. Her first interaction with 18 in her story mode also has 21 calling 18 beautiful while having painstakingly recreated 18's original battle outfit, enthusing over how cute it is. 21 later expresses adoration for how 18 motivates herself in regards to her family, expressing that she would like to be part of a family that is cared for like 18 cares for hers (prompting 18 to ask 21 to stop swooning over her).
  • Dynasty Warriors: Zhang He seems to play this trope to it's extreme given his hyper-flamboyant attitude and intense attraction towards anyone he finds beautiful, elegant, refined etc.
  • Final Fantasy XIII:
    • Vanille and especially Fang; while they get the majority of their shipping with each other, Vanille gets significant shipping with Hope - to the point of appearing upset when he makes her think he likes her, only to reveal he was joking - and Fang receives several moments with Snow (despite him having a canon love interest in Serah) and Lightning (in a flirty Battle Couple, Slap-Slap-Kiss, sense) before, and even after, she is reunited with Vanille.
    • Lightning receives about an equal amount of shipping moments with Fang and Hope and has no canon love interest.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Legault from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade occasionally makes remarks that could lead to certain assumptions being made about him in his conversations with Lloyd, Matthew, and Heath... but then again, he makes similar remarks to Isadora.
    • Florina is afraid of men, yet lived with Lyn for a time on the Sacaean plains, and tells Lyn "Oh, I do so love you!" She can also marry Hector if she gets an 'A' level support with him.
    • Lucia of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance is extremely close to Elincia, yet she also has Belligerent Sexual Tension with Bastian.
    • Ike shows all the female allies he has with the same level of professionalism as the other men in his troop, regardless of how much they obviously like him. And in his ending, he may be accompanied by one of two guys to quest for other civilizations. A character in Awakening implies that he is Ike's descendant, though in what way is made ambiguous, as a wife is never mentioned, and his sister can marry and possibly bear collateral descendants.
    • Similarly, Camilla from Fates can only marry men. However, she's incredibly possessive of her retainers (both of whom are female), particularly Selena (who happens to be the aforementioned Severa under an alias) and the (potentially female) Avatar. Her rather flirty-sounding dialogue with Corrin is also unchanged regardless of whether you're playing as male or female.
    • Fire Emblem: Three Houses has multiple characters that fall under this trope.
      • Manuela. While not a same-sex romance option for the Player Character, she still occasionally flirts with them if they're female and has a paired ending with the actually bi Dorothea that can be taken as romantic.
      • While Ferdinand has several paired endings with women that end in marriage, his support chain and paired ending with Hubert contain quite a bit of subtext, including an A+ support where Ferdinand implicitly agrees to "fancying" Hubert while blushing.
      • Likewise, while Hubert can romance any of the Black Eagle girls, Shamir, or a female Byleth, he seems to take an interest in Ferdinand. Notably, his A+ support with Ferdinand is one of the only two where Hubert blushes.
      • Petra isn't a romance option for a female Byleth, but her paired ending with the actually-bi Dorothea mentions that Dorothea "became the person that Petra loved most."
      • Ashe has multiple paired endings with women that end in marriage, but he also seems quite close to Dedue, even worrying more about him than Dimitri's horrible death on the Verdant Wind and Silver Snow routes. His paired ending with Caspar can also be potentially read as romantic.
      • Annette has several romantic endings with men, but her support chain and paired ending with the actually-bi Mercedes can be read as romantic.
      • Dimitri can only be romanced by a female Byleth, but he treats both genders the same regardless, Ship Tease and all. His paired ending with Dedue mentions that they acted more like family in private, but whether this means like brothers or lovers is left to interpretation.
      • Sylvain is an infamous skirt-chaser, but is strongly implied to be bisexual. He doesn't exactly deny it when Flayn brings up a rumor that he hits on both men and women, he seems eager to settle down with Felix in their Azure Moon paired ending and their support uses more romantic language in the Japanese version. In the Japanese version, he hit on a man disguised as a woman at a festival, and he also flirts with Ashe a bit, even suggesting that Ashe might have fallen for him.
      • Felix has several paired endings with women that end in romance (especially on the Azure Moon route), but he also seems willing to settle down with Sylvain, in addition to their support having more romantic language in Japanese. In both the localized and Japanese version of their Azure Moon paired ending, they become so close as to pass away on the same day in their later years. Notably, the ending makes no mention of either marrying anyone else. His paired ending with Dimitri can also be interpreted as Felix having romantic feelings for him.
  • Food Fantasy: Chocolate is a flirtatious man that will hit on the player and invite them to his bedroom regardless of gender. Although he is mentioned to be a casanova, the gender of the people he hits on is never really specified. In canon, there is quite some Ship Tease with the also male Coffee, leaving ambiguous what is exactly he attracted to, but leaning towards confirming he is interested in men.
  • Guild Wars 2:
  • In this game, character dialogue varies based on the race and profession you choose for your Player Character, but (barring a few very specific situations) not with gender. So if a character flirts with the player character, they will flirt with the player character regardless of what gender they are.
  • Canach in particular does this with Sylvari player characters during Heart of Thorns.
  • Kingdom Hearts: While the series has pitted Kairi as the object of Sora's affections (and Riku's, at least in the past), he and Riku seem to have a type of "chemistry" of their own.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel has The Hero, Rean Schwarzer who is noted as a Chick Magnet in-universe. At one point, he berates princess Alfin, who is a Yaoi Fangirl, in her bonding event that guys don't appreciate getting shipped with one another and in his case, it's with Crow Armbrust. But from the way the cutscenes of the game portray, it made it seem like Rean cares more about Crow than any of the women who are crushing on him, going so far as to think of him more than anyone else.
  • Chloe from Life Is Strange is unambiguously attracted to girls and has had many casual relationships with boys in the past. What's ambiguous is whether she is still attracted to men, or if it was just a phase prior to figuring out her sexuality. Some of her dialogue suggests that she lost her interest in men after meeting Rachel, but other moments (her interaction with Max's Hot Teacher in particular) leave room for doubt.
  • Megadimension Neptunia VII
    • Neptune as Purple Heart, who appreciates the magazines Steamax scattered towards them to distract the party (which the game implies the contents are for straight men; oh and yes, it actually works) yet at the same time ends up teasing Steamax himself, who is very shy around women even though he's a robot.
    • Speaking of Steamax, he ends up suggesting this with Uni, who befriends him and begrudgingly admits she's touched by the revelation he has a crush on her while still continuing the bucket-loads of Les Yay with Nepgear that has been present from previous games. Notably, both Nepgear and Steamax are the only non-Lastation characters Uni's ever allowed in her room.
  • Metal Gear Solid:
    • Solid Snake has shown interest in multiple women and has no problems with ogling centerfolds with girls in bikinis, but his relationship with his radio support, Otacon, basically shows them going through the meet-cute and ends up with two of them in their thirties while raising a child. The status of their relationship is never explicitly confirmed as romantic. In Metal Gear Solid 2, he refers to Otacon as his partner. Hideo Kojima confirmed - amusingly, in a tweet relating them to the two leads in Sherlock - that they have a very romantic, homoerotic relationship and are essentially married.
    • Otacon was in love with Sniper Wolf and Naomi, both women, but his relationship with Snake is very deep and loving.
    • Big Boss was in a relationship with EVA, a female spy, but in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, he can go on a date with Kaz, his second-in-command. There's also the infamous sauna radio drama, where he orders Kaz to drop the towel so that he could see his ass (though he was trying to find proof that he was seducing a female recruit).
    • Kazuhira Miller is a notorious womaniser, but he also seems attracted to Big Boss: he asks him out on a date, and when Big Boss orders him to choose between "him or the women" after he was caught having a romance with a female recruit, Kaz asks "why can't I have both?!"
    • Venom Snake has a lot of Ship Tease with Quiet, a female sniper, but also with Kazuhira Miller. The camera keeps framing their faces very close together whenever they talk, and according to Word of God, this was intentional and Hideo Kojima, the game's director, kept insisting on it despite his team's concerns.
  • Persona 3:
    • The PSP remake allows you to play as a female protagonist. The relationship between the canon male protagonist and Aigis is a major part of the game, and some romantic tension is thrown in it as well. Absolutely none of this is changed for the female protagonist (naturally, she can hook up with three of your four male party members and is the target of two of her male Social Links' affections), and it's highlighted in Aigis's Social Link in that additional Gayngst is added on her part.
    • Yukari develops a crush on the male protagonist and can be romanced by him, though her relationship with the female protagonist shares just enough dialogue to suggest that she might see her the same way. She also becomes very emotionally dependent on Mitsuru after the protagonist's death. And speaking of Mitsuru, she considers eloping with either version of the protagonist, before dumping her arranged fiancé because he insulted them.
  • Persona 4:
    • Kanji Tatsumi. His Shadow aside, he has a crush on Naoto Shirogane throughout the course of the game - thing is, Naoto is thought to be male at first, yet when it's found out that she's female, Kanji's crush still remains, and he's relieved to discover that Naoto was a girl the entire time. He blushes at the sight of Yukiko and Chie in swimsuits and displays a small crush on Chihiro Fushimi.
    • Yosuke and the protagonist are Heterosexual Life-Partners, and he canonically has a crush on Saki, but Dummied Out dialogue suggests he was originally planned as the protagonist's Gay Option. On top of all that, In Persona 4: Arena he seems to have crushes on Mitsuru, Labrys and Akihiko.
    • Teddie acts very flirty towards the protagonist, and kissed Kanji while drunk at the kings game. He also enjoyed cross dressing as he dressed up as Alice during the school cross dressing contest and he picked out an outfit for his human form to wear that looked camp. However, he's usually hitting on women whenever he gets the chance to.
    • The P4 hero can be played this way. There's nothing stopping you from romancing any of the girls while flirting with Kanji, Teddie, and Yosuke, only the latter of whom will have a problem with it. Not to mention Persona Q allowing you to do the same with the P3 hero, with other characters noticing how they seem drawn to one another.
  • Persona 5:
    • Yusuke's entire sexuality is up for grabs, as he claims his interest in the human body is purely for aesthetics. He shows interest in seeing both Ann and the protagonist in the buff, and not very professionally either. That said, he shows a similar interest in a pair of lobsters, and shows an aversion to romance at times. That said, Matthew Mercer, Yusuke's English VA has expressed that he does believe Yusuke to be bisexual.
    • Futaba develops a crush on the protagonist even without being romanced, yet enjoys the kinkiness of the other female party members' costumes.
    • Joker, the protagonist himself, can only enter romantic relationships with his female confidants, but shows hints of flirting in certain dialogue options for his conversations with Yusuke and Akechi.
  • Pokémon:
    • Elesa from Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 throws a kiss at you no matter what your gender is. She's also pretty close to Skyla and gravitates exclusively towards Join Avenue shops with a "dazzlingly cute girl".
    • Shauna from Pokémon X and Y has dialogue with the protagonist that sounds like Ship Tease, no matter whether you play as Calem or Serena.
      • Serena herself could be considered Ambiguously Bi as the player character. Apart from the Ship Tease she gets with Shauna, Calem as the rival is pretty devoted to her, too, especially with their conversation on Victory Road.
    • In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Matt constantly goes on about how devoted he is to Archie in a way that makes it sound like he has feelings for his boss. However, he also makes several comments about how impressed he is with the player character, regardless of whether you choose the boy or the girl.
      • Similarly, Shelly's somewhat teasing remarks and Courtney's... fixation with the player remain unchanged regardless of gender, but nothing is ever definitively stated with them.
    • Lillie from Pokémon Sun and Moon also has a bit of this. She has Ship Tease with the protagonist regardless of gender and reacts to the posing of Ms. Fanservice Olivia.
  • Pyre: The Reader has a full-on Ambiguous Sexuality: There's some ship tease between them with Sandra and Jodariel. It's possible for the Reader to express their attraction for Jodariel at one point, so the Reader's sexuality can vary depending on the gender chosen, and there's also the fact that player can change their gender identity at any point during the game.
  • In the third Rayman game, Globox was depicted very... strangely, to say the least. In one boss fight, he shouts "Hey! Get your hands off of MY Rayman!"; if he's punched during gameplay one of the things he says is "I'm a lover, not a fighter!"; and near the beginning he hugs Rayman so closely and tightly that another character is compelled to ask "Hey, you got room for a third?". That's not even covering his dream about pregnancy and maternal attitude towards the main villain... And yet if plot points of the game and previous interpretations of the character are anything to go by, he is quite clearly attracted to other females of his species.
  • Dutch and Hosea from Red Dead Redemption 2. Dutch has a Girl of the Week (he had a longtime female partner named Annabelle who died as well) and Hosea's a widower but their relationship is intimate in a way not seen between other men in the series. When there's a party at camp in Chapter 2, they can be seen talking off on their own and holding hands [1]. If Arthur tries to talk to them, they get annoyed and tell him to buzz off. They are explicitly called Arthur's dads a few times in the game. Arthur can tell them that everyone sees them "reading" and that they "confuse the hell" out of him. Hosea's death is also part of what pushes Dutch over the edge into his Sanity Slippage.
  • Carlos of Rune Factory 3. There are a few incest jokes about him and his sister, he mentions that he couldn't be tied down to just one woman, and will react positively if you wear the "girly" cologne. However, a lot of his talks with the player make him seem like he's flirting. Give him his favorite gift on his birthday, and he'll ask to kiss you.
  • Saints Row:
    • The Boss, especially if you play as a female character. Many of the things she says to Shaundi and Kinzie come off as flirtatious and mentions stripper poles quite often (male strippers usually don't poledance), but also mentions that she likes men (while disguised as Cyrus Temple though). In Saints Row IV all crew members except Keith David can be romanced regardless of your character's gender, removing the ambiguity.
    • Matt Miller has an unhealthy obsession with Nyte Blayde, but has a girlfriend in Saints Row: The Third and mentioned having crushes on Kinzie and Asha in IV.
  • Custom female characters in Soul Calibur 5 with the "Femme Fatale" voice option. Their dialogue consists of a lot of flirtatious quotes, which they'll use whatever the gender of their opponent.
  • Story of Seasons:
    • Harvest Moon DS Cute:
      • All of the "Special Girls". They can become just as smitten with you when you're playing as a girl as they did when you were playing as Pete. The Japanese version has a gay marriage system for them under the guise of a "Best Friends" system. Everyone calls you "best friends" but you have the exact same dialogue as in the boy version, you can have a child with them, and you go through the same courting rituals (Heart Events and all).
      • The Goddess is this even without the Best Friend System. She and the Witch Princess are both available love interests to the male hero but have a Foe Romance Subtext filled relationship. The Goddess' notorious apathy toward you when she's your wife doesn't help.
      • The Mineral Town girls. They are very friendly with the main character after you befriend them, like visiting your house for play dates, and they even have moments with NPCs. But they can also be married in Spear Counterpart.
    • Gray in Friends of Mineral Town blushes and acts nervous when shown the Blue Feather (an item used to propose) by the male protagonist, but he also is in love with Mary and can be married in the Distaff Counterpart game.
  • Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2:
    • Lynn flirts with protagonist whether they're a boy or a girl, though it's rather ambiguous if it's teasing or not.
    • Aera reacts to Lynn wanting to kiss her rather suspiciously but also has Ship Tease with boys.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • Luigi is campy and shows attraction to Prince Peasley. Still he's the Implied Love Interest to Daisy and has shown attraction to several female characters in varying continuities.
  • All Tale of Food food spirits are male, but they have romantically and even sexually suggestive interactions with the Player Character whether they're male or female, and this is not to mention the occasional suggestive interactions with each other or with NPCs.
    Buddha-Jumps-Over-the-Wall: Male or female, as long as it's someone beautiful, one should appreciate them.
  • Tales Series:
    • Tales of Vesperia:
      • Estelle has a pretty obvious Bodyguard Crush on Yuri, although she also has way, way too much Ship Tease with Rita for it simply to be called "subtext". While Vesperia is pretty platonic on the whole, some of their moments blur that line. They also get an in-universe Portmanteau Couple Name.
      • Yuri himself gets this - and so does his Childhood Friend Flynn who appears to be the target of Yuri's affection, even seeming to return it. Those two are a major reason why Vesperia has its own Ho Yay page and you could make a drinking game out of the times Yuri (especially early on) brings up Flynn randomly in such a way to make you wonder. Yuri also can make some comments towards Raven who...doesn't seem to mind too much.
    • Tales of Berseria:
      • Velvet is a rare case where both sides are roughly the same level of ambiguous. It's implied she had a crush on Arthur back in her younger years, as Magilou correctly deduced (based on Velvet's surprise and corresponding blush) that Velvet once liked a guy who "was always on the other side of the door, so you could only look at his feet." The anime also plays it up a bit by having her flirt more obviously with Rokurou, but the game itself has her teasing Laphicet about how "I didn't cover my eyes" when she got an eye-full from Rokurou at the bath scene in the Bonus Dungeon, and her frequent checking of him out when he's training even as she admits she has no reason to by the third time. On the girl side, many of her interactions with Eleanor also veer into Les Yay given their status as Heterosexual Life-Partners, such as her happily offering to massage Eleanor with sun screen in a summer DLC skit, but it's Velvet's relationship with Niko that seals it. She once remarked how she'd marry Niko if she were a guy; Niko said the same to her. In Melchior's illusions in Aball, it's revealed her version of an ideal life has (a very affectionate) Niko refusing to marry anyone or even leave the village until Velvet returns, and that's with Velvet in full awareness of Niko having a crush on a young male vet who works out of town.
      • Eleanor's Ship Tease is almost exclusively with Velvet and she turns down the surprising number of men who propose to her, but she does have a few moments with Laphicet when Bienfu is teasing them.
  • Uncharted:
    • Nathan Drake likes to half-jokingly compliment people on their backsides and flirt with them, whether male or female.
    • Chloe Frazer is known to have had a sexual relationship in Nate in Among Thieves, but in The Lost Legacy, she constantly bickers with Nadine Ross, fusses over her well-being, and calls her affectionate nicknames like "honey" and "dear".
  • Undertale: Papyrus claims that Mettaton is his "favorite sexy rectangle", and, while he ultimately turns them down, he makes zero comment on the player character's Ambiguous Gender when he thinks they're asking him on a date. Though it's hard to tell how much he means either one, considering Word of God on his ditziness.
  • Yakuza:
    • Goro Majima is obviously interested in women, yet also has an unusually strong devotion to his blood brother, Taiga Saejima, that spans over twenty five years of separation, and doggedly pursues Kazuma Kiryu attempting to fight with him, but takes it to such extremes (even dressing up as a woman in a hostess club at one point) that he comes off as being a Stalker with a Crush. There was also one occasion when he forced his boss, Daigo, to crossdress in the midst of a zombie apocalypse so that they could pretend to be a couple, and seemed to be oddly eager to actually have sex with him.
    • Speaking of Daigo, though he's first introduced sitting in a hostess club surrounded by women, there's his very ambiguous relationship with his underling, Yoshitaka Mine, who out and out admits that Daigo is the only person he ever genuinely loved, and his long-standing fixation on his old high school classmate, Tatsuo Shinada, which ends up coming off like a first crush.

    Visual Novels 
  • Ace Attorney:
    • Max Galactica, who is mostly a Camp Straight circus performer has his heart set on marrying Regina, the daughter of his boss at the circus but he flirts around with both Phoenix and Maya. He might have been joking when he did that but he does qualify since this is called "Ambiguously" bi. Of course "Max Galactica" is a stage persona and he's actually Good Ol' Boy Billy Bob Johns underneath all that fabulousness, but he definitely seems to prefer being Max whenever possible.
    • Klavier Gavin, from Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, flirts with just about every girl he comes across but also acts very flirty towards Apollo. It's also mentioned that he personally writes all of the Gavinners' songs, one of which is called "My Boyfriend Is the Prosecution's Witness", though we never hear it so we don't know if it's written from his perspective or not.
  • Monika of Doki Doki Literature Club! is explicitly interested in the player. As in, you, the person playing the game. She even notes in Act 3 that she honestly doesn't know your gender, but she still considers herself your girlfriend anyways. The ambiguity comes in when she generally refers to you using masculine pronouns and terms. It's unclear whether she's assuming your gender based off the player character being male or you being the kind of person who'd play a Dating Sim, or if it's for simplicity's sake.
  • In Fate/Zero her relationship with Irisviel is more than a little eyebrow-raising, though it never appears to go past the Courtly Love level. And that's before remembering that Saber is actually King Arthur, and as we all know the legend states s/he married Guinevere, and though it's specifically referred to as a Sexless Marriage that was only done so Saber's gender wouldn't be questioned the two of them seem to have had some affection for each other, though as another nod to the original legend Guinevere was ultimately in love with Lancelot and we all know how that worked out.
  • Higurashi: When They Cry:
    • Rena takes home anyone regardless of their gender, age, or species.
    • Shion has a considerable amount of Incest Subtext with her twin sister Mion, despite having a canon male love interest in Satoshi.
    • Rika and Satoko have a considerably Les Yay filled relationship but there are implications that Rika is attracted to Keiichi, and arguably Akasaka. Rika also has an incarnation in Umineko: When They Cry who is in a relationship with a girl, who is literally a mishmash of Satoko and Miyo.
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair: Hiyoko Saionji has a very close relationship with Mahiru Koizumi, to the point where she drags her to take a bath with her (which is an optional Shower Scene if a certain present has been obtained) and almost never leaves her side during the second chapter, though on Mahiru's end she seems to view Hiyoko as a cute little sister and nothing more. She also reveals herself to be quite a Tsundere towards Hajime in her Free Time Events when she starts opening up to him, and he can also get a romantic ending with her in the Dangan Island Mode. The implications of her relationship with Mahiru aren't lost on Ibuki.
    Ibuki: "Welcome to the world of girl love! It's slippery when wet!"
  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony:
    • Kokichi Ouma is constantly teasing Shuichi and at one point in Chapter Four attempts to convince Shuichi to work with him over Kaito. In addition to that, he had Kaito (who was impersonating Kokichi for most of the fifth trial) say that he loved Himiko in Chapter Five and he makes a special point of teasing Himiko the trials and seems concerned enough for her wellbeing he forces her to confront her repressed emotions regarding Tenko's death. He also repeatedly insults and Slut Shames Miu from the first trial onwards (even though Miu makes it clear she actually enjoys it quite a lot), and in their relationship chart, he demands she get on her knees for him and actually makes her do so in Chapter Four. He also attempts to warn Kaede about pursuing her own sense of right and wrong is going to get her hurt eventually during their freetime events and also tries to recruit her into his organisation. He compliments her before she dies, telling her she "wasn't boring" and seems saddened by her death despite only knowing her a short time.
    • Keebo wanted to hold hands with Shuichi in his Love Hotel event and he has some quite strong chemistry with Miu, who is one of the few classmates who treats him with any respect. Which make sense with him being a robot with No Biological Sex.
    • Kaede Akamatsu has quite the strong Ship Tease with Shuichi and other characters such as Rantaro, and when meeting Tsumugi for the first time, she comments that she has a "sexy aura" surrounding her and she says that she finds Tenko to be rather cute in both the prologue and her Free Time Events with her. During the chapter 1 investigation, in order to get Tsumugi to talk to her she threatens to lift up her skirt, exposing her panties, though that was more to fluster Shuichi than a desire to see them herself. However, when Himiko asks her in her Free Time Events with her if she is "playing for the other team" she gets confused.
    • Miu Iruma has good chemistry with Keebo and she claims to have fallen in love with Shuichi after he completes her Free Time Events. Not only that, but when Kokichi, as stated above, Slut Shames her on more than one occasion, she makes no effort in hiding that she enjoys it. In her Free Time Events with Kaede, if she is given a gift that she really likes, Miu will assume that Kaede is in love with her which actually makes her more than happy, and she also tries to touch her breasts during said events. Later on during the investigation in chapter 3, the first thing Miu does with the wax statue of Kaede that Angie had made is see if it was wearing any panties. In the extra modes, Miu reveals that she enjoys being Slut Shamed by both males and females alike.
    • Tenko Chabashira is a rare case of the ambiguity being on the heterosexual side. Tenko gets flustered when complimented by Kaede and is clearly infatuated with Himiko, which Tenko herself outright confirms. Additionally, despite the fact that she Does Not Like Men, it does not necessarily mean she is incapable of being attracted to them: in her Love Hotel event, it shows she is not above allowing Shuichi to do what he wants with her, so she can develop feelings for a man that has gained her trust. Also of note, her hatred of men apparently comes from her being gullible enough to take something her marital arts teacher said as an obvious joke at face value (that being that coming into contact with men will weaken her strength). Obvious because said teacher is a man, which Tenko apparently did not realize until Shuichi points it out, causing her to Go Mad from the Revelation.
  • Icari Isidolde from Sunrider is unquestionably attracted to Kayto Shields (much as she might try to deny it), but there’s also enough Homoerotic Subtext in her friendship with the Ambiguously Gay Kryska Stares that other characters have pointed it out to her in-universe. She denies this the same way she denies her attraction to Kayto: by getting flustered and saying “I-it’s not like I like her or anything!”

    Web Animation 
  • During a news report in Hazbin Hotel, Tom Trench makes a joke about lusting for Cherri Bomb, who shows a lot of skin in her outfit as she appears in the footage. A short while afterwards, Charlie mentions Cherri Bomb's protege Angel Dust, and Tom Trench immediately recognizes Angel Dust as a porn star.
    Charlie: Oh, just someone named... Angel Dust.
    Tom Trench: The porn star?
    Katie Killjoy: You fucking would, Tom!
    (Tom hides in embarrassment)
  • The titular character of Homestar Runner. He and Marzipan, the only female character, are technically dating (well, sometimes—their relationship is a bit of a revolving door). But he also once told Strong Bad he was "falling for him," seemed excited at the prospect of receiving a "deep tissue massage" from him, and also once proclaimed, about a celebrity, "He's positively dreamy!" (Said celebrity was a sound effect, but that's just the kind of show Homestar Runner is.)
  • RWBY: More than once Yang has all-but flirted with Blake, winking at her while promising to dance and flirtatiously calling her "feisty" being some of the more prominent moments. However, when she first arrived in Beacon, she was also happy to be sleeping in the hall so she could check out all the boys. When Blake runs away after the fall of Beacon, Yang takes it extremely hard. In Volume 5, she breaks down in tears in front of Weiss, sobbing that she needs Blake.

    Webcomics 
  • El Goonish Shive:
    • Noah, who is well aware of this.
      Noah: You are surprised I have a girlfriend?
      Elliot: I ASSUMED NOTHING!
      Noah: (grinning) Of course not.
    • Ashley was attracted to Elliot just from watching him on his show with Susan and became even more interested in him upon learning he can turn into a woman. Her sexuality was discussed between Elliot and Tedd, but they aren't sure either. Turns out, she doesn't really like labels but can find both men and women attractive.
  • Gunnerkrigg Court:
    • Kat has crushes on Alistair and Eglamore, her friendship with Annie has a lot of romantic tinges, and as of Chapter 42 she's dating Paz. It's entirely probable that she's still discovering her sexuality, but bisexual seems the most likely.
    • Antimony Carver has an ambiguous relationship with Kat and Jack, and, if what Zimmy found in her mind is any indicator, she is attracted to Jones.
  • Homestuck:
    • Caliborn is clearly interested in "the bitches", but also has quite a bit of a (one-sided) Villainous Crush on Dirk, to the point of drawing fanart of the two of them being "more than friendly" together. (This being Caliborn, though, it's impossible to tell what he actually drew.)
    • Rose is dating a girl, but is also fond of certain masculine literary figures and implies that she and Dave treated one another differently before they found out they were brother and sister.
    • Post-retcon, the Vriskagram suggests that Dave and Karkat might be in a romantic relationship. In his later conversation with John, Dave resists identifying as either exclusively straight or exclusively gay. He crosses out of this trope and into explicit bisexuality after asking Dirk for advice on how to come out to one's friends.
    • Pre-retcon, Roxy had a staggering amount of Ship Tease with Calliope and at least a little with Jane; post-retcon, she spends about 5 lines constructing an elaborate description of how hot Jane is. On the other hand, she's expressed much more direct interest in both Dirk and John.
    • Some of the trolls are only shown attracted to one gender or aren't shown in a relationship at all, but are assumed to be bisexual due to that being the norm in troll society.
  • Ménage à 3 does this a lot, although over time it tends to settle down to making most (though not all) of its characters definitively bi.
    • For example, DiDi, Sandra, Sonya and Gary have all claimed to be straight, but hinted at or dabbled in bisexuality at times from the first (DiDi and Sandra even went so far as to attempt lesbian sex with each other, only to conclude that they were really "two naked straight girls with poor boundary issues"); DiDi and Sonya are nowadays fully functionally bisexual.
    • Also, Zii always held that Yuki was not a lesbian, she just didn't like penises due to a childhood trauma from the work left lying around the home by her father, a manga-artist who became famous as "The Tentacle King" — and this now appears to be entirely correct.
    • After it seemed that Sandra's heterosexuality had been confirmed by her attempt with DiDi, spinoff comic Sandra on the Rocks had Cammi bring the trope racing back to the surface for her. And then there's her tendency to grope other women when drunk. Becoming a successful model does wonders for her confidence, and by the end she can comfortably flirt with women while sober. She officially ends the comic as But Not Too Bi due to not wanting to put a label on her sexuality, and in the final strip, she confesses her love to Cammi and the two get together for real. Also in that comic, teenage geek Alex seems increasingly ambiguous about his complete commitment to heterosexuality, especially after Sandra vomiting on him made him start to associate attractive women with vomit. However, the only "boy" he shows attraction to is actually a girl in disguise, and this subplot resolves itself off-camera during a Time Skip with him scoring a threesome with said girl and her girlfriend.
    • Another spinoff comic, Sticky Dilly Buns, has Jerzy, who keeps insisting that bisexuality was a stage on the road to homosexuality for him. This might be more convincing if he didn't still sometimes have sex with women.
  • The Night Belongs To Us:
    • Ada specifically tells Hank that she's "not gay," but Ada's only love interests in the story, including her ex-girlfriend Miss Chief, are female.
    • Lendfire, though calling Ada beautiful, is also possessed of an unhealthy obsession with his master, Gustav.
  • Belkar of The Order of the Stick kisses the genderqueer Vaarsuvius during a New Year's party and seems to love hitting on Roy, especially when Roy is temporarily turned into a woman and Belkar hits on "her" knowing full well who it really is. Much later, he volunteers to investigate brothels for information on an elusive character, and isn't at all put out when Roy reminds him to check with prostitutes of both genders.
  • In track 5 of The Rock Cocks, Elizabeth is sent to wake up a naked Steg and Suria in the grotto. When she finds the two on top of each other, she has a hard time deciding which she should look at; Steg's "morning wood" or Suria's "pretty".
  • Captain Tyr from Skins. He likes a female soldier named Jordan but seems a little too enthusiastic when it comes to arresting the Pretty Boy male vampire, Rabbit (who is openly in love with Tyr). The entire piece looks like a gay musical version of The Bodyguard.
  • Ensign Sue Must Die: Empress Sue, the titular character's Mirror Universe counterpart, "proves" that she's evil by making out with Uhura, but is just as smitten with Emperor Kirk as Ensign Sue is with Prime Kirk.

    Web Original 
  • Pwnage: Damian has had girlfriends before and talks about his exes in one of their videos. But he also enjoys flirting with Kyle.
    Damian: Oh Kyle, I want to stick my Mario cock inside your butthole.
  • The Cry of Mann: Agent Martinez appears to have a crush on Berry and gets very happy when female callers tell her she's pretty, even calling one of them "sweet cheeks"; however, she also seems to have a crush on "George Washington", and has accepted a sex proposal from one male caller.
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged: Dende has a crush on Gohan and expresses a desire to "nestle inside" Bulma's boobs. The latter could just be alien curiosity, however.
    • Both Korin and Yajirobe. They are a couple, and eventually get married so attracted to men is a check. However Yajirobe thinks that watching Bulma breast feed is "awesome." And Korin owns a car that they named the "pussy wagon." Neither of them is expressly labeled as "gay" in the series either.
  • Matthew Santoro has been shown to have a girlfriend, but he's also expressed sexual attraction to the male Al Gore.
  • Sailor Moon Abridged: Serena is definitely into men, crushing heavily on both Tŭedo Mask and Andrew and thrice expressing attraction to Jedite, once in the radio episode, once in the diet episode, and once in the cruise episode. However she makes some questionable comments towards three of her female teammates. Upon first meeting Raye, she says she would become a lesbian for her. When Jupiter is beating up a MOTW that attacked her, she exclaims "Sugoi!" and in a later episode, she mentions that her boobs are fantastic/amazing. When Venus introduces herself to the rest of the Scouts, Serena's first words are to note how big her boobs look and when Venus improbably jumps away, she exclaims "Hot!" with enlarged eyes. Then in season 2, she feels the need to say her hugging Luna (an alien cat) while naked isn't what it looks like to her past-life mom.
  • Yugioh The Abridged Series: Yami Yugi. Bakura's gaydar has reacted to him, he believes that the Millennium Puzzle is just fabulous, has an obsession with leather pants, and claimed that he was straight if Kaiba's ghost was real. Turns out the "ghost" was actually a gay clown. However, he occasionally shows interest in both genders, including Téa, though in "They Saved Tristan's Brain," it's revealed that he isn't sure if she's a girl. And then there's Bonds Beyond Time Abridged, where he is openly attracted to Yusei and in "What Would Yugi Do" he pervs on Yugi.

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