Show some feeling and respect
I don't want to be your sex object,
You turn me on, then you forget"
While a character thinks about holding their Love Interest's hand, and shows a Luminescent Blush in their presence, he or she will regard a lust object with dreams of improbably risqué situations, and more often than not, The Nosebleed.
It's possible for a Love Interest to also be a lust object. However, this is usually not the case, as a lust object is rarely regarded as anything other than that — an object to lust over.
Note: A character who simply thinks "sexy" thoughts about their Love Interest is not regarding them as a Lust Object.
For a character to be a lust object, they must be thought of as "objects" to fulfill the sexual or proto-sexual desires of the luster, outside of (or in addition to) any romantic feelings. A good indicator is whether or not the Object speaks during the waking wet-dream. If they don't, or if they only use "stock" sex-scene phrases, they're probably a lust object. If they hold a conversation, or even just speak in coherent sentences, they are probably closer to a Love Interest.
Compare Hello, Nurse! for when the character is a lust object to everyone, usually Played for Laughs. In cases where the character happens to be a minor, who's lusted after by adults, you've got Jail Bait. Eating the Eye Candy is one way for a character to dwell on their lust object, while Male Gaze/Female Gaze is a way for the author/artist to emphasize that the Object is being fetishized.
- 7 Seeds has Botan be one to Semimaru. He finds her physically very attractive and even asks her to sleep with him, just once. With Botan also being The Tease, she doesn't seem to try to stump his desire.
- In Ai Kora, all of the girls are this in Hachibei's eyes. Although the obsession on his part can seem to border on love (and in at least one case it leads to romance, or at least a Love Epiphany), it's really just him lusting over their various "parts".
- Girls Bravo: To say Kirie's "only" 16note , she's already stacked and has a killer bod. So much so, that one episode showed she can't even walk down the street without being mobbed by middle-aged men asking her out; much to her chagrin. Not to mention, Fukuyama, Kosame, and Hijiri, all want to get into her pants—with Kosame being the most persistent and the one who comes closest to succeeding. She even manages to steal Kirie's First Kiss.
- Highschool of the Dead: Shizuka, Saeko, and Saya all are prime examples:
- Shizuka outright defies the Christmas Cake trope, since her age (27) has done nothing to detract from her sex appeal. Takashi's deceased friend, Imamura, said she was hot specifically because she was an older woman. Both Takashi and Hirano have also been aroused by her, and Shimada paused long enough to compliment her on her body before attempting to rape her.
- The anime plays up Takashi's attraction to Saeko far more than the manga does. Such as when he first sees her in nothing but an apron and a thong, in episode 6, and slips up twice while staring at her breasts. While the "Drifters of the Dead" OVA cranks the UST Up to Eleven, by having him hallucinate about her throwing herself at him, then spending the night having sex with her. It narrowly avoids being hentai by fading to black, just as they get started.
- Saya proves Nerds Are Sexy by having Hirano crushing on her and wanting to get into her hot pants. In the "Drifters of the Dead" OVA, he even winds up humping a broomstick, while hallucinating that he was banging her.
- The bonus story at the end of chapter 23 revealed that Takashi's other friend, Morita,note also wanted to tap it. He spends an entire page talking about how hot Saya is and made special note of her breasts, which he said were like a bikini model's.
- Lupin III: Fujiko is anime's original Femme Fatale. While it's no secret how Lupin feels about her, he isn't the only one—as her clients, her enemies, businessmen, and even Inspector Zenigata, have all wanted to hit it.note So have other women. In The Columbus Files, Rozaria asked Lupin if they could "share" her. While she was joking at the time, her attachment to Fujiko implied she may have meant it.
- Despite being semi-flatchested, Himegami is considered one of the hottest girls at the academy. Her fanclub repeatedly goes on about how much they love her body, including her "itty-bitty titties". Takeru paused during a battle with Ouken Yamato, just to look at her ass, when he noticed the back of her skirt was torn. And between omake chapters 61.5 and 66.5, Usui had two separate wet dreams about her, which each ended with him dry humping his mattress afterward.
- Aki is the school nurse, who's popular with the vast majority of the male students at Tenbi, because of her K-Cup breasts. They'll even fake sickness and injury just for the chance to ogle her.
- Both Takeru and Uruchi have the hots for Haruko. The latter openly fangasms over her, to the point that Uruchi is canonically gay for her.
- Queen's Blade presents a lesbian incest example, which has Elina lusting after her two older sisters: Leina and Claudette:
- The series does everything short of outright stating that Elina wants to scissor Leina, who's well aware of her younger sister's lust for her. As they grew older, Leina began to see her advances as improper and was put-off by it; which was part of the reason she eventually ran away from home. Oddly enough, she still indulges Elina on occasion, such as the 9th episode of season 2, where Leina spent the night spooning with her, in the nude.
- To a lesser extent, Elina secretly desires her eldest sister as well, but hides these feelings due to her attraction to Leina. Though chapter 20 of "Hide & Seek" showed her drooling while fantasizing about cuddling in bed with Claudette. Eight chapters later, she learned that the feeling was mutual and that Leina supported the idea of her and Claudette being together.
- Shimoneta: Anna's had it bad for Tanukichi ever since he accidentally kissed her, which set off her pent-up hormones like an "ON" switch. Since then, she hasn't been shy about what she wants from him, from mailing him envelopes filled with her vaginal fluid, to trying to rape him near the end of episode 4.
- So, I Can't Play H!:
- For Ryosuke, Lisara fuels his fetishes because she epitomizes all four of his favorite kinksnote . In the first episode, she knocks him down after catching him trying to peep on her in the furo. Instead of getting up, he takes the opportunity to stare up her shirt and compliments the shapeliness of her legs. But she shuts him up when he also says he can see her "red threads" (i.e. her pubic hair)!
- All the male students at Momozono High have the hots for Iria, because she's a blonde babe with a bangin' hot bod. Which is also the reason the Merlot Insurance company features her in all of their ads - while wearing string bikinis.
- Star Ocean: Till the End of Time: In the manga adaptation, Nel must be the hottest woman on Elicoor II, since just about anyone she meets either hits on her, or tries to rape her.
- Cliff repeatedly looks up her skirt and hits on her every chance he gets. At one point, he flat-out out told her that he wanted to sleep with her.
- She was nearly raped twice, while trying to rescue her two subordinates, Tynave and Farleen, from the Kirlsa Training Facility. She escaped the first one on her own, but got cornered again moments later and would've been gangraped, had Fayt and Cliff not been there.
- Roger has the hots for her too and grabs her butt the moment she releases him from his cage. From then on, he addresses her as, "Onee-sama" and does whatever she says without question.
- Tokyo Ghoul: Mutsuki is a Covered in Scars trans male (pre op) who attracts the sexual interest of Serial Killer Torso to the point of masturbation and sexual assault. He feels he is Entitled to Have You in regards to Mutsuki and misgenders him as a female Lust Object.
- Rito from To Love-Ru is a male example. All the girls love him, but some of them have also a sexual desire. Especially Momo. She often sneaks into his room and enjoys it when he "plays" with her body while he is sleeping.
- Uchi no Musume ni Te o Dasu na!:
- Athena's a superheroine, who retired because hardly anyone could keep their eyes, or their hands, off her body. 20 years later, she's a single mom who nearly everyone wants to f**k; including her own 17 year old daughter!
- Point Blank declared himself Athena's sworn enemy after she defeated him. But it didn't stop him from banging her both times he was given the opportunity (chapters 11 and 12)note .
- By "Amazing Eighth Wonder Vol.2", Clara and her best friend Mei have the developed the hots for each other. They're shown having lunch at a cafe, while sharing almost the exact same fantasy about Mei giving it up to Clara.
- In Words Worth, King Fabris became obsessed with Sharon after seeing her in battle and plainly told his military advisor that he wanted to f*ck her. In the following episode, he tried to make good on it, by engaging her the moment she arrived on the battlefield. At the end of their duel, he pinned her to the ground and tried to rape her on the spot, but was foiled by her fiance's (Prince Astral) timely arrival.
- Ryota Murakami from Brynhildr in the Darkness is friends with several girls. And at least two of them, Kazuki and Hatsuna, never miss an opportunity to say they want to go to bed with him.
- Sin City has Nancy the stripper. She's the favored "performer" in Kadie's Bar but her main luster is the Sociopathic Hero Marv. It's likely that he is in love with her but isn't fully aware of it.
- Pretty much the whole point of Druuna. She exists to be the subject of other characters' lust-filled fantasies and is an Ethical Slut.
- Nightwing Dick Grayson is subjected to some ridiculously lewd greetings in universe, has had people name his butt cheeks and, unfortunately, been raped twice by women who didn't see anything wrong with taking what they wanted from him.
- Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: In fanfiction, Hilde Schbeiker was often portrayed as being so kinky and desirable that all the Gundam pilots wanted to bang her; including Zechs. The lemon section of the DxH Addiction site was divided between stories about Hilde having sex with her boyfriend, Duo Maxwell, while the other half was reserved for stories about the other pilots either seducing her, or being seduced by her.
- Stifler's Mom from American Pie, since while the other boys tend to find relationships, she and Finch only ever seem to have sex once and then that's it.
- Citizen Elliot in Exit to Eden is this for Mistress Lisa. She's drawn him because she has a thing for his butt which is we learn is her favorite male body part (which she fondles) just before his spanking:
Lisa: You know how some men like women's legs, some like big breasts, some like long hair? Know what I like? I like butts. Men's beautiful behinds. You know what I like to do to gorgeous butts? I like to squeeze them, pinch them and caress them.
- Linda from Fast Times at Ridgemont High is this for Brad. In perhaps the most famous scene in the film, Brad masturbates while fantasizing about Linda... until he is interrupted by the object of his lust.
- In A Brother's Price, Jerin Whistler to lots of women. Justified in that he is a very beautiful man in a world where men are so rare that one who has all his own teeth and no deformations might be considered handsome. The non-related women who don't lust after him warn him to not go out unveiled in public, as other women might not be so decent.
- In Cloud of Sparrows, every section told from Zephaniah's point of view keeps mentioning how much he wants to shag Emily.
- In the Dresden Files universe, the White Court of vampires have Raith House. All vampires of said house derive nourishment from sexual energy. Therefore, they are often lust objects for anyone, male or female, within close range, particularly when they are hungry. One of them, Thomas, is described as having looks which put any male model to shame.
- A Song of Ice and Fire:
- Famed as the World's Most Beautiful Woman, Daenerys Targaryen is specifically mentioned as being lusted after by her long-time adviser Jorah Mormont, Illyrio Mopatis, her own brother Viserys, and sellswords Mero, the Titan's Bastard, and Daario Naharis—not to mention two Ironborns who've never actually seen her. Daario appears to have gone over to her side mostly out of a desire to bed her. It should be noted that Daenerys is only 13 at the start of the series.
- Daario is a Lust Object for Daenerys too—though he progresses into a Love Interest over time.
- Skippy Dies: Carl has a lot of disturbing sexual fantasies about Lori. His "relationship" with her mostly consists of him pressuring her to sleep with him and exchanging drugs for handjobs.
- Peter Serafinowicz's character on Black Books was this for Fran. It's made clear that he's a self-important arsehole who Fran can't stand, but it doesn't stop her spending half the episode literally masturbating to the sound of his voice.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Spike seems to view Buffy this way. He calls it "love", but she doubts it. Of course, by the end of the series it's definitely love; reasonable minds can disagree about what point that began.
- Buffy also sees Angel in this way in "Band Candy". When she goes to visit Angel, Buffy's eyes were mostly glued to his sweaty bare chest.
- Bob Sorenson became this for Kris in the "Toni's Boys" episode of Charlie's Angels when he took his shirt off.
- In series 5 of Doctor Who, the Doctor is this for Amy Pond—she even says as much herself when he tries to rebuff her advances by pointing out that their age difference makes them incompatible. This is in sharp contrast to the emotion-based crushes Rose and Martha had on him. She gets over it halfway through the season, after her actual love for her fiance Rory is tested.
- The titular Galavant may qualify as this, as shots and/or scenes of him shirtless tend to display an awareness that viewers definitely really enjoy seeing him half-naked. Taken Up to Eleven during this number from the season two premiere.
- Penny in The Big Bang Theory is this for Leonard, who spends the entire first season making Puppy-Dog Eyes at her because he was too shy to get beyond a casual conversation. She eventually grew out of that role not just because they have a Relationship Upgrade but that the series implemented a mild version of Wanting Is Better Than Having, Leonard had to get past the raw physical attraction and fall in love with her and all her quirks.
- Christine Simpson begins to see former Detroit Red Wings defenceman Jiri Fischer as one in this interview when she starts to mentally undress him.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Sgt. Terry Jeffords for Gina Linetti, who constantly flirts with him and feels him up despite him being married with two (later three) children.
- Schitt's Creek:
David: So you're in love then. You're falling in love with Jake.Stevie: It's impossible to be in love with Jake. Only Jake is in love with Jake. He's just...really good at celebrating my body.
- Ted returns from his solo honeymoon having worked out the whole time and Alexis checks him out only to be very surprised it's him. Ted also provides Fanservice to viewers of his office's bunny cam when he changes in front of it after his runs, and he is admired by multiple guests at Patrick's housewarming, including David, Patrick and Stevie.
- Jake, the bisexual furniture maker who dates both David and Stevie and suggests they become a throuple. Neither David nor Stevie have any real romantic feelings for the hunky Jake but they compete with each other for his attention. David later asks Stevie about her relationship with him:
- Slyk Wagner Brown was the lust object of the Christopher Street Connection Jersey All Pro Wrestling, to the point Mace and Buff E fought each other to get the first "crack" at him. Buff E insisted he "loved" Slyk though. Jailbait on the other hand, was more interested in Brown's Tag Team partner, April Hunter.
- EVA serves as this for Naked Snake in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. However, he grows to genuinely love her over the course of the story.
- Skies of Arcadia: Vigoro first meets Aika, while she and her friends are being held prisoner at the Grand Fortress; resulting in 'lust at first sight'. After making note of her legs and hips, he attempts to rape her in her cell, but gets foiled by Vyse and Gilder. Later, he runs into her again while they're in Yafutoma, where he invites her back to his ship so they can "rock the boat". You even have to fight him over her three separate times, before he finally relents and agrees to leave her alone.
- Haunting Ground subverts the trope. While Riccardo does desire Fiona and desperately wants to get between her legs, it's actually her Azoth that he's after. If he succeeds in impregnating her, she eventually gives birth to his reincarnation.
- This happens to Miles Edgeworth at least three times in Ace Attorney Investigations. He has no idea why.
- This is at least a partial cause of Gilgamesh's obsession with Saber in Fate/stay night. He sees her as a treasure to add to his collection, and makes his desire to have his way with her very clear.
- As Valkyries, Brooks and Wildfire see all men this way in War: 13th Day. This causes problems when Wildfire starts getting serious about a boy...
- Most characters in Ménage à 3, a sex comedy with a healthy dose of Fanservice, take this role for someone else at some point, but it's pretty much DiDi's full-time plot function. (Her own lust objects at different times are Matt and, in a slightly subtler form, Gary.) Eventually, Zii has to explain the trope to her:
Zii: It's just a mild... craving. Or hunger. Animal hunger. Where I just wanna tear all your clothes off and lick every inch of your skin. Y'know, nothing to worry about.
- Magick Chicks lampshades it twice regarding Faith Abbot's sex appeal.
Cerise: (telepathically) "Haven't you wondered why all the girls love Faith? Why even her enemies lust after her?"
- It was made apparent from the start that her secretary, Sandi, was both deeply in love with her and wanted to sleep with her. But it became explicit when one of Jacqui's glamour spells showed Sandi her heart's desire, which was the sight of Faith naked and offering to "reward" her for all her hard work. Which lead her to dry hump the tree the illusion had been cast on.
- After much speculation, The Reveal, near the end of chapter 15 finally uncovered why the girls at Artemis Academy are all so eager for the chance to be with her. Subconsciously, Faith wanted to be loved. So her powers sync'd with the school's, which enhanced her desirability. Thus, reshaping the school in her image. Faith hadn't been aware of it, at the time, and was horrified when faced with the truth.
- Dot in Goth Oz is one to the Scarecrow of all people. She hands him an apple, and he, grabbing her hand, licks it and says:
Scarecrow: Hm, very sweet, Dorothy. An' I bet the apple ain't half bad either.
- There is almost no actual romance whatsoever in Sonichu among unmarried characters. Instead, any character who's dating or otherwise in a romantic-looking relationship, whether they be male or female, is actually only trying to have sex, and they don't hide it either, putting every non-villainous major character under this trope. This is not an intentional case—the author has an unusual worldview. He genuinely does not understand emotional romance and believes it's all is just a pretense for sex, and he lives life under this belief.
- In El Goonish Shive, the MV5 storyline is about designing a male form that is this just as the Female Variant #5 form is. During it, it is made clear that Sarah still lusts after Elliot even though she's no longer interested in being Elliot's girlfriend anymore. Some of Grace's male forms also inspire lust in Sarah even when one of them is a taller, more buff, male version of herself.
- The Nostalgia Critic has become this to Spoony. Of course Spoony has the hots for everyone, but Critic is the one whose spooning was set up and mentioned again afterwards, and Spoony really enjoys humiliating him.
- In The Nostalgia Chick's review of What Women Want, she refers to one character as the "Disposable Sex Interest," since Mel Gibson's character has an actual Love Interest and clearly just wants this girl for sex.
- Anyone who signs up as a member of the Protectors of the Plot Continuum has to have their Lust Objects officially recorded in their bio for the record. Acting upon their sexual desires for them while on a mission results in punishment.
- Lois Griffin from Family Guy is this for Quagmire.
- The Simpsons:
- Marge has gained attention from a majority of male characters like Moe, Mr. Burns and a number of celebrities.
- Tabitha Vixx from the episode "Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play". Lampshaded several times in the episode.
Homer: Buck, you've got a beautiful woman with a hot body that any man would fantasize about even while making love to his own Marge.