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In cases where a character is so good looking, kind, muscular, badass, etc. they may suffer the misfortune (or not) of being found attractive by members of their own sex, and only by their same sex.

Note: A character can only qualify for this if people of the opposite sex show up in the series and clearly show no romantic or sexual interest in them. So if there are only members of the same sex that show up they don't count.

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Could develop into Chick Magnet as well later on if girls do eventually show interest.

Likewise, it could develop into Dude Magnet for the ladies if guys do eventually show interest.

If the male character is a Bishōnen it could be a case of So Beautiful, It's a Curse or of only men wanting to go for him because he looks like a beautiful girl and the men may justify still being straight by pointing this out.

A reason they may not attract characters of the opposite sex is they look at them as not being good looking, too macho, too tomboyish, too rude, too feminine looking, too tempermental, too spineless or even too nice. If the character is a big enough same sex magnet this could be another reason they don't attract people of the opposite sex because the opposite sex characters are jealous of the magnetic pull the character has on their crushes. (For example, a guy may attract numerous guys some of who are chick magnets and their female admirers see the pheromone releasing male to be in the way of them being with their crushes to the point of jealousy and this can go both ways if a female character attracts all the female characters in the vicinity that the guys are crushing on.)

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If the female character is a Bifauxnen girls could be wanting to go for her instead of guys because she's the next best thing. Another reason she may not attract guys is because No Guy Wants an Amazon.

Bara, Yaoi or Yuri genre can still appear here when other gender characters appear in those shows.

Compare Unwanted Harem and Abhorrent Admirer. Compare/contrast Even the Guys Want Him and Even the Girls Want Her.


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Male

    Anime & Manga 
  • Black Butler:
    • In contrast to Ciel and Sebastian, Claude and Edward attract the attention of only Alois and Aleister, respectively.
    • Soma. Agni's behavior towards him seems similar to a Bodyguard Crush at times.
  • Toward the Terra: Jomy appears to fall into this. Virtually no girl seems to be attracted to him, just the guys.
  • In episode 100 of Inazuma Eleven there's an one-episode character named Kamezaki Kappa (yes, a kappa) who apparently is more than just a Hiroto fanboy. He stalks him while he's training, follows him in the forest and even blushes when he asks him for an autograph, but Hiroto doesn't mind him. On the other hand, none of the female characters are attracted to him and he has no fangirls, but it's not like Hiroto expresses any interest in girls, either.
  • Kaze to Ki no Uta: Whereas Serge attracts girls (and guys) it seems only the males who come across Gilbert want to sleep with him. Naturally, he's okay with this.
  • Tokyo Ghoul
    • Urie has captured the interest of Hige and Uta who both comment on his sexiness. They are both men, and so far no woman have shown interest.
      • In chapter 100 of re even Matsuri gets in on the act as he tears off all his clothes and loudly proclaims his love for Urie.
    • Yamori, by contrast, is not attractive, but is so badass and deranged that it more than makes up for it. At least according to Nico and Naki.
    • Ayato is attractive but has only attracted interest from Nico much to his dismay.
    • Yomo is found attractive mainly by Uta who flirts with him in a live action show while touching his kagune and Nico in an omake when he arrives in his bar and hits on him. Kaneki also comments on his good looks in the sequel.
      • Ishida Sui (the creator of Tokyo Ghoul) also briefly wrote another comic called The Penisman (about a muscular guy with a penis for a head) who attracted a sexual Villainous Crush from another male Carnivoreman.
  • Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts: To Hideyoshi's annoyance his girly looks have him garnering only male attention at regular intervals.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia:
    • China is a Dude Looks Like a Lady Bishōnen whose looks have attracted the attention of only guys thus far. The guys include N. Korea, France, Russia, and maybe Hong Kong.
    • Germany has guys like Iceland commenting on his attractiveness and getting distracted by his muscles and has Italy wrapped around his finger. Also in season 5 Japan called Germany "the most handsome man in the EU."
    • England has attracted no girls, and he has shown no interest either. Although they also get annoyed and fight with him his fellow male nations have occasionally shown interest, namely America and France.
    • The only girl Lithuania interacts with would be Belarus who hates and abuses him because he has her brother Russia's affections. Poland also hints that he has a beyond platonic interest in him.
    • In one strip Emperor Nero mentions "a cute boy wouldn't be bad all all" when talking about Roman woman lovers being scary before leaning towards Anicetus who pushes him away.
  • Makai Ouji:
  • My Love Story!!:
    • Takeo is a very tall and muscular high schooler. His male classmates squee over him because he's so manly and good at sports, as well as a sweet Gentle Giant who makes a great friend. However when it comes to romance, most girls his age are put off by his gonk appearance and dismiss him as a boorish ogre before even getting to know him. Yamato is the first girl to ever agree to go out with him, and while they eventually recognize that he has a great personality, her classmates are still baffled at how she genuinely finds him handsome. When Takeo ends up getting a part-time job at a cafe which caters to gay men, the customers adore him due to his bara-esque looks.
    • Suna has the opposite problem: All the girls are attracted to him, but he experiences Attractiveness Isolation and jealousy from other guys, so Takeo is his only male friend.
  • Mikado is notably not a Chick Magnet in Durarara!! but attracts a mutual fascination from Izaya who is implied to be this way towards him with his comment of loving humanity and saying Mikado is "humanity itself".
  • Project K:
    • Yata attracts attention mainly from Fushimi, his childhood male friend who seems to have Single-Target Sexuality towards him.
    • Mikoto is not a Chick Magnet but attracts tons of Foe Romantic Subtext with Reisi starting with their suggestive, almost flirtatious conversation in prison, which is later followed up by Reisi leaning down so close to Mikoto at one point that their faces are only inches apart. He and Tatara were also extremely close with the two being hinted at having a thing together.
  • The Case Study of Vanitas: Vanitas. Johann mentions that he thinks Vanitas "has a pretty dishy (attractive) face" with a heart in his speech bubble. It's becomes increasingly apparent that Noe has something for him as well. Also, all girls thus far either want to kill him or think he's a jerk.
  • Shouma of Mawaru-Penguindrum. Despite his pretty boy looks girls show no interest in him, saying he is boring and plain. However, his best male friend is revealed to have feelings for him in the novels. He eventually falls into Chick Magnet too in that Ringo eventually falls for him.
  • Pandora Hearts:
    • For all his skills and good looks Leo is notably only found attractive by Vincent who also likes to be abused by Leo.
    • Elliot is said to be considered attractive by his male schoolmates and no girls have shown attraction to him.
  • Teshio of Kyoumen no Silhouette is a Dude Looks Like a Lady bishie in a world where manly men appeal better to the girls and perverted men is the only thing Teshio can attract. Later he starts attracting girls too just by being himself making him grow into being Chick Magnet as well.
  • Suzu of Peacemaker Kurogane. The old merchant Yamatoya made him his sex slave and his favorite "pet".
  • Akiyoshi of Kawaii Akuma counts as Naruse is obsessively and unhealthily in love with him, and he also had a fellow male classmate try to jump him while his back was turned and a straight guy mentioned he wouldn't mind kissing Akiyoshi since he's so cute without his glasses. Although he goes to a school with girls and boys there are no girls who find him attractive.
  • Naruto: Zabuza. Haku very, very clearly states that he loves Zabuza in the same way that Naruto does to Sakura. Notably, Haku is the only person to say that he loves Zabuza.
  • Monochrome Factor:
    • Akira has Kengo, who's attracted to him; Shirogane, who's in love with him; and Haruka, who's blushed around him and is hinted to like him. Kou also is quite fond of him and wanted to see him naked.
    • And Haruka as Kou loves to flirt with him.
  • Teito Klein of 07-Ghost. Mikage once told him he loved him and Frau, Hakuren, and Ayanami have interest towards him and though there are girls in the setting they haven't expressed interest yet.
  • Haru wo Daiteita: Iwaki gets this constantly by both men who are essentially straight and by gay men. This, of course, causes Katou to be very paranoid about every guy he meets, and sends him into Crazy Jealous Guy mode more than once (although admittedly he gets a lot better as time goes on).
  • Mira from Papa To Kiss In The Dark attracts plenty of attention from his fellow pretty boy companions.
  • Sen and Swordfish from the yaoi manga Under Grand Hotel. Sen has Swordfish in love with him and has had numerous guys try to rape him, and Swordfish has Sen and Norman in love with him, and there are girls that show up but none show interest in them.
  • Osanai of Paprika. Himuro seems to have fetishized Osanai—we briefly see dirty magazines in his apartment with a younger Osanai on the cover, and his dreamscape features a towering statue of Osanai as a Greek god. Although there is a woman he loves, she finds his stalker behavior (and thus him) repulsive.
  • Denpa Kyoshi: Araki Koutarou has boys falling for him due to his girlish looks.
  • Texhnolyze. Toyama is wanted only by his father.
  • Ferid of Seraph of the End. He's an effeminate vampire but he has a horrible personality that leads people of both genders to be wary of him, and for good reason. In an omake, Crowley, the one person who can stand him, willingly kisses him while both are at work and requests they go in the back to continue where they left off.
  • Shino of Hakkenden Touhou Haken Ibun notably has only guys having a thing for him with one going so far as to say he's his type and wanting to marry him when he gets older.
  • Taichi and Tetsuo of Yuureitou. Pre taking a level in badass Taichi attracted interest from trans male Tetsuo and Marube and when he cross dressed he had males at a local village attracted to him. This didn't extend to girls until he attracted Q by displaying his new badass credentials and this is also part of what made Tetsuo fall in love with him and become his Closet Key. Also, Tetsuo identifies as a straight trans male and while he does initially attract girls and boys it's when he tried to get intimate with girls that they rejected him when they discovered he was biologically female. Because Taichi accepts him as who he is they fall in love.
  • Yuri!!! on Ice: Main character Yuri attracts varying degrees of interest from his male childhood friend, Victor (who he even gets engaged to), Yurio, and Christophe. Notably he has no girls that have crushes on him or fangirls like Victor, Christophe, and Yurio do (Sara is friendly towards him but it isn't clear if she's romantically interested in him, and the Nishigori triplets are fans of him but they're only six years old).

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    Live-Action TV 
  • Chris Kattan's recurring character Mango on Saturday Night Live is an exotic dancer who instantly triggers love in every man who sees him, regardless of their previous orientation, but has no effect on women.

    Visual Novels 
  • Sukisho: Sora and Sunao are the most obvious, but there are also other examples. Despite the large mostly Bishōnen cast there are some girls who show up and none show attraction to the main characters.
  • Akira from the Togainu no Chi anime/manga and game is definitely a dude magnet. Although girls show up it appears that he's only really wanted by the guys. Keisuke is not so subtly in love with him and follows him around like a devoted puppy, Rin regularly comments on his looks, insinuates wanting to have sex with him, and acts all clingy around him, Shiki, Gunji, and other guys love to invade his personal space a lot while acting dangerously flirtatious and commenting on his looks, and Arbitro has an "interest" in him. In the game he's raped sometimes by his male admirers.
  • DRAMAtical Murder: Aoba has feminine features and an alluring voice, which attracts many a guy's attention to the point of inspiring some to try to rape him or get maddeningly protective over him. When it comes to girls, they aren't so much attracted to him as annoyed and jealous of him for the fact that he can attract their male crushes' attention without even trying.

    Web Original 
  • Furry Fury: Only the guys want Sinku.
  • Donnie DuPre from Demo Reel seems to be a case of only guys wanting him. His wife hates him, a blonde girl who he tries hitting on is completely uninterested, while he and Rebecca share some Ship Tease she's still aiming for Tacoma, and the less said about the yandere daughter the better, but Tacoma, Carl, Uncle Yo, Egoraptor and Quinn all eventually melt under his sad Puppy-Dog Eyes and shameless flirting.

    Western Animation 
  • Invader Zim: Zim. In the episode "Bestest Friend". Keef was a human kid who became obsessed with Zim, including stalking him and calling him repeatedly, sneaking into his house to make him breakfast, wanting Zii to become happier and help him make friends, hugging him, painting a naked picture of him, and saying that he "likes" Zim. He continues to believe he's friends with Zim even after Zim rejects him. Keef's obsession was portrayed as even more intense in one of the unfinished episodes. GIR outright notices it, saying "That boy loves you so much!" GIR himself directs unwanted affection towards Zim.

Female

    Anime & Manga 
  • In Anne Happy, Bifauxnen Ren's "misfortune" is that while she's an extreme Chick Magnet that can literally attract females of any species, no males seems to be interested in her so far.
  • Maylene from Black Butler is subject to some blatant Les Yay when Nina Hopkins is around (which includes Nina kissing her, hugging her, and openly groping her breasts and thighs with some heavy breathing sound effects and hearts). Also, in the behind the scenes episode Ran-Mao strips Maylene of her maid outfit and straddles her and has them switch clothing before she gropes her breasts and thighs. Despite her being attractive to the point of attracting girls there are no guys in the series that have expressed interest in her as of yet.
  • Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl has Tomari where, especially in the anime, it seems that only the girls want her. The following is what they have to say about her: "I was surrounded by reporters, and just when I thought it was all over... Tomari-chan leapt to my rescue!" "KYAAAAA!"... "Tomari is so cool sometimes that she makes my heart skip a beat." "She's even received love letters from girls before." "Ah, my wonderful prince." "I'm also attracted to you." "She's like a prince!"
  • Setsuna Sakurazaki in Mahou Sensei Negima! gets endless flirtatious remarks from Konoka Konoe (who's already kissed her for a pactio), a psychotic attraction from Tsukuyomi and has been paired with Asuna in at least one CD drama in a moment that wasn't what it looked like. She remains the series' center of Yuri.
  • Sora of Shitsurakuen. She's got quite the harem of adoring schoolgirls who she's rescued from evil boys.
  • Nako, Uruka, and Kurumi from Steel Angel Kurumi 2. Nako has Karinka, Kurumi, and her best friend Uruka in love with her. Kurumi has Saki in love with both her and Uruka. And in episode 4 Kurumi gets legions of fangirls at her school.
  • The title character of Yurika's Campus Life is utterly irresistible to women for some reason (she blames it on genetics, since her father was a infamous gigolo in his youth, and on pheromones), but her charms fail completely on men. This initially frustrates her to no end, since she considers herself straight, but she eventually recognizes the utility of being popular with many girls and starts sliding down the Kinsey scale.
  • In the series Seraph of the End Mitsuba attracts no interest from guys but has Shinoa tease her and have a Shower Scene with her while later saying that she'd like to see her body in detail and calling her "sexy". Also, the Lesbian Vampire Chess drapes her body over Mitsuba's when sucking her blood. She later develops into a Dude Magnet when we find out that Yoichi may have a secret affection for her as well.
  • Fu Inubozaki from Yuki Yuna is a Hero. The Vita game mentions that she's gotten love letters from a few girls, including a girl from the Cheerleading Club after she helped them out. She has no luck with the opposite sex, though.
  • Kaguya Hime: Akira, at first, when she gets crushed on at school and outside of school only from girls which ranges from sweet to seriously creepy. She comments on this in the beginning wondering why only girls seem to have a thing for her and if she's releasing pheromones. She grows out of this trope as we discover she has started to attract boys as well as the story progresses.
  • Kobayashi from Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid has at least three girls that show interest in her (Tohru, Elma, and Ilulu), not that she's interested. The only man she regularly interacts with is her Platonic Life Partner Takiya.

    Video Games 
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky: Julia Schwarz, captain of the Royal Guard attracts many compliments about her beauty, bravery, and loyalty to the royal family, especially from many females across the kingdom. In SC, it's revealed she has a sizable Groupie Brigade that would pay the Liberl News very nicely for an in-depth interview and cute photo. Her popularity borders on the supernatural, charming every female party member at least once, barring Schera and Kloe. Even heroine Estelle, who's usually focused on Joshua admits she wants a good look, and never fails to gush about how cool she is.

    Visual Novels 
  • Kyou Fujibayashi from CLANNAD only gets love letters from girls, who think she's beautiful and cool, while guys are generally just scared of her. This leaves her very embarrassed and frustrated.


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