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A character is nominally bisexual but is almost exclusively involved with one sex during the run of the narrative.

There are many variations to this, but key is to create some form of pecking order between the sexes, presumably in order to make the character more appealing to the audience depending on what gender and sexuality they are expected to have, while at the same time having the titillation, comedic material or diversity of "deviant" sexual behaviour. Of course, the prevalence of the trope brings some Unfortunate Implications for real life bisexual people; that in the end, it's only one gender that matters to them and that their experiences with the other one are worthless.


A bisexual character who is written in this way usually treats the genders differently by one or more of these aspects:

  1. Time: Alice used to date or sleep with both sexes, but there is no indication that she does so now.
  2. Actions on screen: Bob sleeps with both sexes, but the only relationships he forms are with women. Or Bob often indicates interest in men, but only ever sleeps with women.
  3. Tone/Emotion: Alice's experiences with women are considered to be wacky hijinks or fanservice and her experiences with men to be love stories. They are usually treated as such by the music, the other characters and the rest of the set.
  4. Explicitness: Bob openly dates women and has sex scenes onscreen, but his relationships with men are mostly implied and limited to subtext. If he does date a man, their relationship will be much less explicit.

Alternatively, the character could be like one of the above examples but slanted in favor of same-gender relationships instead, but this is rarer and usually played for fanservice or an LGBT intended audience.

For better or worse, all of the above situations are Truth in Television for some people. See also the Kinsey Scale- not all people who are bisexual are 50/50 equally attracted to men and women.

Compare But Not Too Gay and But Not Too Black. Contrast No Bisexuals, Hide Your Lesbians. Related to Have I Mentioned I Am Gay?, and many of the tropes on Acceptable Feminine Goals and Traits.



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    Comic Books 
  • Hellblazer: Constantine has been said to be bisexual, but due to Executive Meddling his experience with men in Hellblazer was limited to one story arc. The New 52 DC version of Constantine, on the other hand, seems to be exploring and embracing John as bi.
  • X-Men villain Mystique. While she is often shown seducing men to get what she needs and had a very dysfunctional relationship with Forge, her only meaningful long-term relationship was with Destiny, another woman.
  • The titular character in The Incredible Hercules has no qualms discussing various paramours of any gender; he doesn't shy away from talking about his homosexual encounters during the time of Greek myth, and it's strongly hinted at his funeral that he had a fling with Northstar, Marvel's first gay hero. However, the only confirmed lovers he has in the present time frame are all women.
  • Deadpool is bisexual by Word of Gay (and in more recent years, actually seen flirting with men in the comics) but has only been seen actually sleeping with women. In addition, his relationships with women are treated as "real" while any interest in men is only ever Played for Laughs.
  • Both Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are bisexual women in an open relationship with each other — but besides each other, they only seem to be interested in men. For years their relationship was almost entirely subtext due to Executive Meddling but has been officially confirmed as romantic in the New 52.
  • In Titi Fricoteur the titular character clearly enjoyed his male friends jerking him off, explicitly drools over Maurice's own piece, but rejects "doing the same" with his friends upon seeing two girls 69ing each other, but was raped by a father that caught him with the man's daughters and is pissed upon finding out that the mysterious woman in a car was a man in drag, citing the previous example about "trying and not liking it" so he only truly enjoys/pursues sex with girls and/or women.

     Fan Fiction 
  • In My Immortal, most of the guy characters are said to be bi (perhaps for Yaoi Fangirls), yet the only evidence actually supporting this is that Harry (er, "Vampire") once dated Draco in the offscreen backstory. The same thing can be said for Ebony herself.
  • Klavier Gavin in Dirty Sympathy. In the offscreen backstory, he had slept with groupies often enough that he can use them as an excuse but both of his romantic relationships have been with men. It's noted In-Universe when Daryan figures out that Klavier is cheating on him when he hasn't slept with a woman in months.
  • Kurogane says that he slept only with women in Suwa offscreen, but in the story Shatterheart he has subtext with Fai and a romantic/sexual relationship with R!Syaoran. According to Souma, his longest romantic entanglement lasted twelve hours.
  • Word of God is Cassandra in Angel Of The Bat does not see gender in her romantic interests, just personality, so in theory, she can be attracted to someone of either gender. We only see her romantically interested in other women.
    • Played with in the sequel. In the midst of a crisis of her faith and sexuality, she figures if she can have a relationship with a man it will effectively Cure The Gay. Her attempt to have a relationship with a man ends poorly... but because she hasn't gotten over her break up, not because of his gender.
  • The Makings of Team CRME: Mercury Black is portrayed as bisexual, but this case is downplayed and justified. The idea for him to be bisexual was in a bonus chapter added to his solo story, The Black Hearts, months after its conclusion. Prior to the upload, his time in CRME firmly established his attraction to women. However, in the bonus chapter, he still has a hardcore makeout session with a guy and even planned to hook up with him. But he still says that he prefers girls in the chapter.
  • Everyone Loves Mob Mob(female) is bisexual but ends up in serious relationships with guys only.

     Films — Live-Action 
  • Deadpool (2016) and its sequel are the first superhero movies with a pansexual main character but, just like the comics, any allusions to his attraction for men is played for comedy while his relationship with his love interest Vanessa is explicit and played seriously. Ryan Reynolds mentioned the possibility of giving Deadpool a boyfriend in the second film, but ultimately this didn't happen.
  • Bud and Doyle in Bio-Dome are supposedly bisexual, even though they are only shown to be attracted to women and never hit on any male character save for a brief moment with each other. Which would be assuming that they weren't going for cheap laughs.
  • Climax: In spite of the fact that nearly Everyone Is Bi, the only homosexual encounters we really see throughout the film are with women. This might not have been planned, however, since almost the entire film was improvised by the actors themselves.

  • Vorkosigan Saga:
    • Aral Vorkosigan has lovers of multiple genders in his backstory, but the only relationship depicted in-story is with Cordelia, whom he meets and falls in love with in the first novel. "Do you know your husband is bisexual? - He WAS bisexual. Now he's monogamous." Admittedly, given that his home is a very sexually conservative planet and that he is courting or married to Cordelia throughout the saga, there is little scope for him to believably display attraction to men. (Especially as most of the books are from the POV of his (straight) son.) An implied psycho-analytical explanation is that Aral was so oriented around the military that he was more attracted to soldiers than to women. Cordelia, as a woman soldier, was the solution to his dilemma. (It helped that he actually liked and respected her, too.)
    • Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen focuses on Cordelia and Oliver Jole falling for one another; Jole had been Aral's boyfriend for 10 years, with Cordelia's full consent. It still counts somewhat for both Aral and Oliver, as the relationship is only revealed to the reader after Aral dies.
    • Byerly Vorrutyer, despite his suggestive name, mannerisms and confirmed promiscuity with both sexes for professional purposes, has only shown interest in women on the page.
  • Dora Wilk, the eponymous character of Dora Wilk Series is said to be bisexual. We even meet her ex-girlfriend, but during the books, Dora's interested only in men.
  • The author of The Vampire Chronicles had established that all of her vampires are bisexual, but none of the female vampires seems to have any interest in other women.
  • In as much as Dorian Gray's sexuality can be established, it falls under this, with his relationships with men being largely ambiguous or sexual while his relationship with Sybil is of a more traditional romantic sort. Enforced in that there wasn't much room for any other depiction at the time.
  • Oberyn Martell of A Song of Ice and Fire, to some extent; he only has one lover throughout the course of the series, and it's entirely possible that it would be unsafe for him to bring a male lover to court. The only evidence we have of his other relationships is rumors and his bastard children, the latter of which couldn't come from his relationships with men. A more straightforward example is Daenerys, who has and enjoys sex with Doreah and Irri, but her only relationships are with men.
  • Rolas for about ten years prior to the start of the The Red Vixen Adventures, due to his m/m relationship going down in the flames over an Anguished Declaration of Love.
  • Aristoi: The protagonist, Gabriel, is bisexual, but his two main love interests in the book are both female, and his scenes with them are a little more explicit than his homosexual love scenes.

     Live-Action TV 
  • The L Word is frequently accused of this:
    • Alice was introduced as the token bisexual character, and it was indicated that she slept with men and women more or less equally. However, as time went on, her relationships with men were given increasingly little screentime and were eventually phased out entirely. By the end of the series, Alice is in a stereotypically normative butch/femme relationship with Tasha, a former army officer, and identifies as a lesbian. One of Alice's last male/female relationships on the show? With a man who identified as a "male lesbian". The show seems to want there to be no bisexuals.
    • Played with in the case of Jenny Schechter, who is established as bi from the first episode and whose first-season arc is mainly about her discovering it. Of course, she doesn't have many relationships with men on the show, but then again, it's implied that she only dated men before moving to West Hollywood and may be making up for lost time. Regardless, though, since she's a Depraved Bisexual she doesn't really do much to lift the show's attitude toward bis. And she identifies as a lesbian.
    • Tina is depicted in serious relationships with two men, one before and one after meeting Bette, her on-and-off spouse throughout the series. She states that she made a "political choice" to identify as a Lesbian, even when in a relationship with a man. Somewhat unsurprisingly, that relationship didn't last...
  • House: Thirteen's tendency to have sex with women becomes a source for fan service during her whole run, while her relationship is with a man. Later improved somewhat by having her settle down with a woman.
  • Marissa Cooper from The O.C. enters a relationship with a woman, Alex, in the show's second season. Once this relationship falls apart, her attraction to women is never spoken of again.
  • Even after Todd from Scrubs was established to be bisexual, he was almost never seen hitting on or telling stories about his escapades with men. Somewhat downplayed, as he does frequently have sex with a couple in an open marriage.
  • Gossip Girl has Chuck Bass who not only is seen almost exclusively with women, but the TV series seems to reduce his connections with men to flirting and kissing.
  • Anna from Chuck falls under Bi the Way, but hasn't seen any on-screen action with women.
  • Doctor Who universe:
    • Downplayed with Captain Jack Harkness, particularly in Torchwood. Although he flirts with absolutely everyone and has dated women in the past, all of his partners shown during the series are men. Averted in Doctor Who, the show went out of its way to make Jack's kissing scenes with Rose and the Doctor similar.
    • The Doctor has been openly bisexual in the show starting with the Ninth Doctor (the Eighth in the Expanded Universe), but most of his love interests, even Girl of the Week ones, are women - Rose, Jabe, Martha, Madame de Pompadour, Astrid, Joan Redfern, Queen Elizabeth I, and River Song, with Sarah Jane finally made canon as a love of the Fourth Doctor retrospectively. His only major male love interests are Captain Jack, who had healthily mutual sexual tension with the Ninth Doctor but Ten heavily implies that he has lost interest, and the Master, with whom the Foe Yay is intentionally very extreme but a complete personality transplant would have to happen before anything could come of it. In fact, the Doctor does eventually get to kiss the Master but only in a generation in which the Doctor is male and the Master female (and incidentally that version of the doctor is back to being asexual). The only other times the Doctor has mentioned his interest in men it has been as throwaway lines played for humour - specifically, the Tenth Doctor once suggests that a male ally kiss him (he doesn't), the Eleventh Doctor kisses Rory just because he fancies him while still being Shipper on Deck for him and Amy, and Eleven also complains about accidentally making himself a robot boyfriend in a gag line.
    • River Song is confirmed bisexual by Word of God but she flirts with only two women (Liz 10 and a colleague in the library) in throwaway lines. She's more like Doctor-sexual.
    • Clara Oswald has also been confirmed as bisexual but, again, her bisexuality is only implied with throwaway lines, though more than the Doctor and River, while the show spent much time with her UST with the Doctor in series 7 and her relationship with Danny in series 8.
  • In Skins, Tony Stonem and Cassie Ainsworth are seen having meaningless trysts with people of both sexes, but their only relationships are opposite-sex ones. Franky Fitzgerald also says she's "into people" when asked which gender she prefers, but only shows any kind of interest in guys on the show (Mini's one-sided crush on her in S5 notwithstanding).
  • Donna Freedman from Neighbours unfortunately turned out like this. Having taken the brave step of having a bisexual character and acknowledging this in a subtle coming-out scene, the producers never explored her sexuality apart from a token peck on the lips with a female character
  • Jane from Coupling claims to be bisexual, though some claim it's just a bid for attention. Oliver calls her out on it in season 4, showing her pictures from one of his magazines, which she immediately cringes away from.
  • On Glee, Brittany as the only bisexual representation on the show despite the Cast Full of Gay, and even so the show tends to avoid the term "bisexual" in favor of phrases like "fluid" or "bicurious". Not to mention various comments by the creators and the show itself can be interpreted as outright biphobic. Her longest-lasting, most well-developed, and eventually final relationship is with Santana. She does date Sam for most of the fourth season, and when she ends it she tells him how important the relationship was for her, but that wasn't always reflected onscreen.
  • In Da Vinci's Demons, the creators have stated that their Leonardo is bisexual. Unfortunately, this doesn't come across well on the show. He has a relationship with Lucretia that is a large part of the plot, has multiple graphic sex scenes, and it is suggested several times that he is in love with her despite her being an enemy spy, while his attraction to men is shown only by a couple of verbal references and one kiss with a man he only slept with once because he was "curious".
  • Franchise/Arrowverse:
    • Sara Lance, the most prominent bisexual character in the franchise, plays this straight, though oddly switches ways. In Arrow and the first season of Legends of Tomorrow, she has a serious and loving relationship with Oliver Queen and a long-running Ship Tease with Leonard Snart, while her relationships with women were limited to Nyssa Al Ghul (a relationship that wasn't particularly healthy), and an one-episode tryst with another woman. After this however, her attraction to women got incredibly Flanderised, to the point that in season 2 it doesn't even seem like she's even attracted to men anymore; during a crossover she's depicted as a Lipstick Lesbian while in a Lotus-Eater Machine, Mick tells Jonah Hex she's only attracted to women, and Nate has to remind himself she's bisexual after he mistakes Ray's confession about dating a teammate for being about Sara, as he'd only ever seen her pursue women. She finally has relations with men again in Season 3, mentioning sleeping with a male Time Bureau agent and later a one-night-stand John Constantine, but then commits to a long-running relationship with Ava Sharpe. Essentially, she flipped from being mostly-into-men with women limited to past relationships and fanservicey one-night-stands, to being nearly exclusively-into-women with men limited to past relationships and comedic references.
    • Constantine: John Constantine. Despite being bi by Word of God, he's just seen vaguely flirting with Papa Midnite and is only ever shown hooking up with women. Averted once transplanted in Legends of Tomorrow where he kisses male agent Gary and a tragic relationship with a man is a critical plot point.
  • Lucifer (2016)
    • The title character has been confirmed by the showrunners as bisexual, and wakes up in a bed with both a man and woman in it in the second episode but otherwise only shows interest in women. He even rejects a gay man at one point. However, in Season 2, it is revealed that at least two of his former lovers were men. But then even after that, we always see Lucifer making out and sleeping with lots of women while his encounters with men are just Noodle Incident ("Oscar Wilde was straight when I first met him"). The only time in the show where he kisses a man onscreen is when he's part of Undercover as Lovers plot.
    • Similarly, Maze is outright stated to be bisexual, but in the first 3 seasons, she's only ever shown with male lovers, even in casual encounters. At one point it looked like she was dating Linda, but the writers later clarified that this was a Relationship Writing Fumble and they were just good friends. She does get a bit of Foe Les Yay with Charlotte, but it's mostly Does This Remind You of Anything? (she's actually into the thought of torturing her, though admittedly for Maze there is a lot of crossover between torture and sex). Partly averted in season 4, however, with her relationship with Eve.
  • Sarah Manning from Orphan Black has been confirmed to be bisexual via Word of God, but aside from having a drunken threesome with a woman and her boyfriend, she's only shown interest in men.
  • In Halt and Catch Fire, Joe MacMillan is bisexual, but the only two serious relationships we see him in are with women, his relationships with men happening in his backstory, or during Time Skips.
  • Black Sails: Flint. He had relationships with Miranda and Thomas, but despite his love for Thomas being claimed as the driving force behind the series — his relationship with Miranda gets much more on-screen focus as she haunts his consciousness (whereas Thomas is hardly mentioned). Flint has on-screen sex with Miranda and kisses her in full-view to the camera. He is never shown engaging in sex with Thomas and their kiss is shadowed by the darkness. The entire series runs on this; with lesbian and straight sex scenes being common, and women regularly nude, but male nudity being rare and gay male sex scenes completely non-existent.
  • Jane from Happy Endings has had past relationships with both men and women but she is married to a man and the one time she engages in any same-sex behaviour, it's fanservice for her husband.
  • David from Schitt's Creek identifies as pansexual and sleeps with Stevie in the first season. However, after that, he has only been shown being attracted to and sexually involved with men.

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series does this occasionally. Joey Wheeler (who was straight in the original), shows attraction to other guys (Kaiba, especially), but he and Mai Valentine are clearly each others' love interests, fulfilling the tone/emotion aspect. The show also averts most Unfortunate Implications since Everyone Is Bi and Ho Yay is par the course. As an abridged series LittleKuriboh is (mostly) restricted to the original footage, so there's little potential payoff anyhow. Not to mention that the creator himself is bi.
  • In Worm, Taylor's mother Anne-Rose was canonically involved with a radical feminist movement, which she left before getting married. In Recoil, she is shown (during her college years) as being in a relationship with an OC, Andrea Campbell. They are both portrayed as being somewhat bisexual; Anne-Rose leans toward men, while Andrea prefers women.

  • The Mrs Hawking play series: Justin Hawking is canonically bisexual, but in his appearance in part III: Base Instruments he barely interacts with any man who isn't related to him. Apart from a brief flirtatious remark to Lord Seacourse ("Unless you'd like to join us, my lord?") he only has opportunities to demonstrate attraction to women.
  • Hamilton: Lin-Manuel Miranda has said via Word of God on twitter that he believes there probably was something romantic between Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens (as has been speculated by many historians) and deliberately inserted some lines into the musical to reference that, but they're so subtle you wouldn't realise it unless you were already familiar with the theory; by contrast, the equally ambiguous relationship between Hamilton and his wife's sister Angelica Schuyler is centered so much she gets an entire song (and parts of another) dedicated to their Unresolved Sexual Tension. In addition, Miranda bolstered the interpretation with his acting in the original cast, being far more touchy with Anthony Ramos and looking into his eyes soulfully, but later actors have not followed his lead, sticking more to the script and treating Laurens more like just a close friend.

     Video Games 
  • Bully is known as a progressive Rockstar game for implementing a bisexual main character and having him addressed as such through the game. An issue here still stood, however; while the player could flirt and make out with both boys and girls, he could only hold hands with girls, and a few more of the perks only applied to girls. The player also exclusively has romantic involvements with girls in the story, though this could be because the boys that Jimmy is interested in take part as antagonists through their respective sections of the story.
  • The Dragon Age series can occasionally play into this (though it often averts it as well):
    • In the first game Leliana is bisexual, but her only relationship shown (besides possibly the Warden), is with Marjolaine (a woman), which could be seen as this trope (though admittedly, one known relationship isn't a particularly huge pool to draw from and is certainly far less egregious than most instances of this trope).
      • This is unquestionably averted with Zevran, however, who mentions past relationships or hookups with people of various genders, some of whom (Isabela, Taliesen) even appear in the game.
      • In the Leliana's Song DLC, it's also averted with Marjolaine herself, who's obviously had relationships with Leliana as well as another man on the side
    • In the second game, too, the trope is played with. Merrill and Fenris do not discuss their orientations with the PC at any point, save to express an interest in them—this allows some fans to insist that they're "player-sexual," being either straight or gay depending on what gender Hawke is. Anders plays with this trope: he was a flirt towards many women in Awakening and can obviously romance a female PC, in which he never actually states that he's bi, causing some players to feel that he's "really" straight; but romancing him as a male PC has him admit that he's bisexual, describe how important his romance with Karl was, and flirt with the male PC in a much more respectful manner, implying that he takes romances with men more seriously. Finally, with Isabela, she is openly bisexual, but the most important affairs that she describes to the player are all with men, including her sexual affair with Zevran and a mystery man whose heart she'd broken. Again, none of this stops any of these characters from actually being bisexual, or negatively affects their romances in a serious way.
  • In Fire Emblem Fates Soleil, the daughter of Laslow/Inigo, has a strong preference towards women, but she also can S-Support with men. In fact, she can only S-Support with men. Rhajat on the flipside, is the only female character who can have a Gay Option, being the player character. The fact that Rhajat may be Tharja's reincarnation may have something to do with that, however.
    • Because Rhajat and her male counterpart Niles are the only gay/bisexual characters in the army, all of their possible romances are heterosexual unless a same-gender Avatar chooses to pursue one.
  • Some of the Homoerotic Subtext regarding Cloud's feelings towards Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII was cut to tone it down (like a line where he ruminates on how, as a teenager, he thought about Sephiroth so much that his mother 'gave up on him' - putting a later flashback where his mother pleads with him to get a 'nice girlfriend' in a different light entirely). He does get a gay Did They or Didn't They? with a male prostitute, but it's played completely for laughs and he doesn't seem particularly into it (compare to the romantic and sincere Did They or Didn't They? scene he gets with Tifa). He flirts with Barret and can even go on a date with him if the player has him do it enough while offending the girls, but it's usually Gay Bravado and, on the date, Barret mostly acts confused that Cloud isn't more interested in the girls than in him.
  • In Fate/Grand Order you can change the protagonist's gender as many times as you want without any consequence, which leads to this trope in regards to the Servant interactions. While there are plenty of female Servants who openly lust for the protagonist regardless of their gender, most of the male Servants don't do the same, even the confirmed bisexuals like Iskander or Gilgamesh. The few overt examples of male Servants being even implicitly interested in the male version of the protagonist are Astolfo, who looks identical to a girl right down to the clothing, and Fergus, who makes it clear he is not interested in pursuing a relationship (but for Valentine's, he offers you the key to his bedroom).
  • Kanji from Persona 4 is a very confusing and hotly-debated case, in that he technically displays attraction to both men and women, but every possible example is rendered ambiguous by the story. Firstly, his main love interest is a Sweet Polly Oliver with an Ambiguous Gender Identity. Then there's the fact that his shadow - meant to represent repressed, socially-inappropriate desires - is a Camp Gay Depraved Homosexual who repeatedly hits on the men of the party. But unlike other characters who actually admitted their shadows did reflect them, Kanji ends up saying that he was just worried that he wouldn't be accepted for his more feminine hobbies, suggesting that his shadow hit on guys because women were more judgmental of him, which apart from being unlikely also straight-up contradicts the rest of the game where Yukiko is by far the most accepting and Yosuke by far the least. After his shadow, his social link totally side-steps the sexuality issue altogether, and even his interest in Naoto after the gender reveal is explicitly stated to be at least in part an attempt to assert his heterosexuality (he insists on her presenting as female at one point while yelling "make me a man!" so it's not exactly subtle). And of course, nobody in the game ever suggests he could actually be bi. In all, this is a weird case where either his attraction to men or women could be discounted as fake or purely comedic — and rest assured that for every single possible interpretation of his sexuality, someone, somewhere, believes it passionately.
  • In The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, main player character Javier is bisexual (as confirmed by Word of God). However, his relationship with female romantic option Kate spans the whole season and is a major part of the plot (though technically optional, it was clearly what the devs were hoping most players would choose), while the nominal Gay Option with Jesus is just a few lines of dialogue.

  • El Goonish Shive has a bad reputation for taking characters that would be considered bi and going out of its way to prove that they aren't. It gets addressed in The Rant to this strip (and to an extent the strip itself).
  • T-Bob in Something*Positive. He self-identifies as a bisexual but is only seen dating or displaying an attraction to men, the only indication of him being interested with women was a throwaway reference to him coming onto a woman offscreen. And she turned him down.
  • Homestuck has the trolls, for whom sexuality is not a concept - while not all trolls are bisexual, the lesbian troll is considered to have a girl-fetish more than an actual orientation, one male troll is hugely confused and disgusted when rejected by a male human on orientation grounds, and the social justice warrior troll has trouble distinguishing between male and female trolls at all. All this established, for a long time, the trolls disproportionately hooked up or experienced attraction in male/female pairings, with only a handful (Karkat, Vriska, Equius, Eridan) displaying attraction to both, and all of those had at least one prominent opposite-sex love interest who dominates their development (Terezi, Tavros, Aradia, and Feferi, respectively) with their same-sex attractions being exclusively gags that go nowhere. The pre-Scratch trolls had somewhat more indiscriminate romantic hookups (Rufioh having a relationship with both female Damara and male Horuss with no indication this was abnormal and Aranea and Porrim past relationship) and caused some interesting ships amongst the post-Scratch trolls (such as Gamzee/Terezi when Gamzee had been exclusively attracted to other male characters before), but even those catalysed around heterosexual pairings like Latula/Mituna, Kurloz/Meulin, and Kankri/Latula. However, it is averted at the end, when Kanaya ends up with Rose and Karkat ends up with Dave.
  • 1977: The Comic: Plan9's drummer, Robyn, is generally portrayed as heterosexual, but kisses her friend Troubles (aka Lorraine) and wonders. Later in the saga, she has a full-fledged fling with a lesbian police agent.
  • Ménage à 3 and its spinoff, Sandra on the Rocks, are perfectly happy to depict enthusiastically bisexual characters, mostly averting the trope, but things get complicated with the character of Sandra, who moves from the former to star in the latter; she initially identifies as clearly straight, has a very unsuccessful lesbian experiment that seemingly just confirms this, then has another, more enthusiastic but abortive lesbian encounter. Eventually, in the course of a bonus comic created for Kickstarter backers, her own subconscious confronts her with the truth in a dream sequence; she has a barely-repressed yearning for wild meaningless sex, and when her inhibitions are sufficiently suppressed, she may well find this with women — and indeed, she's forgotten at least one drunken lesbian encounter in her past. However, she's also emotionally incapable of having a meaningful relationship with a woman ("It'd be hell"); indeed, it's the lack of emotional connection that potentially makes lesbian sex most fun for her.
  • Dimiti in Spacetrawler is ostensibly an Extreme Omnisexual who has made it his mission to sleep with any alien with more than 50% sexual compatibility. However, all of his companions so far are either explicitly female or have no mentioned sex, and he has only made passes at female human teammates. His sexual compatibility percentage with another male human has not been brought up.

    Western Animation 
  • Zig-Zagged in The Legend of Korra, which has two bisexual female characters: Korra and Asami, who each have exactly one opposite-sex relationship with Mako, and one same-sex relationship with each other. Due to standards and practices, they each get several passionate kisses with their boyfriend of the time but their physical contact with each other is limited to hugs and hand-holding. However, their "gay" relationship is clearly much closer and more intimate than their "straight" relationships, although this has less to do with gender and more to do with the fact that they were involved with Mako as teenagers shortly after meeting him and with each other as adults after years as friends.


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