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Basic Trope: The villain is gay, and his sexuality motivates a lot of his evil behavior.

  • Straight: A gay villain with uncomfortable, one-sided Foe Yay with the hero.
  • Exaggerated:
    • All and only evil characters are gay, and they all make unwelcome advances to any straight guy they meet.
    • You can tell any person's Character Alignment from where they are on the Kinsey Scale.
  • Downplayed: The villain is gay and he's evil, but his homosexuality has nothing to do with how he is evil. His henchmen might not even know about his preference, unless explicitly told.
  • Justified:
    • The story takes place in a Crapsack World After the End where everyone has to be completely depraved just to survive.
    • Being gay doesn't make characters any less susceptible to The Dark Side.
    • The villain used to be a good person, but when he came out as Gay everyone discriminated against him and at one point tried to lynch him. Eventually he snapped, declared Then Let Me Be Evil, and made a Face–Heel Turn. Being gay didn't directly make him evil, but the anti-homosexuality discrimination he faced was the Freudian Excuse that drove him to the dark side.
  • Inverted:
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  • Gender Inverted: Psycho Lesbian
  • Subverted:
    • The Sissy Villain is introduced... as is his Dark Mistress.
    • The villain was only pretending to be gay and attracted to the hero to get under the hero's skin.
    • At first he seems like this trope, but it is revealed later in the story that the villain is a Hero Antagonist and that the "hero" is the real bad guy.
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied:
    • The gay villain relies on the support of psychotic Yaoi Fangirl mooks.
    • Advertisement:
    • The gay villain has a phallic theme to all his phlebotinum.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • The villain is a depraved heterosexual and probably a pervert. He makes the Action Girl really uncomfortable, so she bashes his face in every time he makes an advance. This turns him gay due to all the abuse. He then Squicks out the hero, who is all like Um... No, so the villain either becomes asexual or bisexual...or something.
    • The villain acts in a Camp Gay way, flirts with the hero, and gets in his personal space. Then we meet his Dark Mistress. She is later discovered to be The Beard for the villain, who really is gay. He doesn't actually want to have sex with the hero, however, as that was just to unnerve and intimidate him. He ends up in a loving and committed relationship and stops the flirtatious behavior out of respect for his partner, but remains an antagonist to the hero.
  • Averted: Gay characters who aren't villains, no gay characters at all or incidental homosexuality.
  • Enforced: The production code treats homosexual behaviour as a moral problem so the writer is obliged to cast any homosexual character as a villain.
  • Lampshaded: "See, this is how I roll: I'm the "predatory gay" type and any guy whose backdoor remains unvisited is my prey. Any questions? "
  • Invoked: The Fundamentalist tries to paint a gay character in the most depraved light possible.
  • Exploited: The villain is a Noble Demon who just happens to be gay ... but the hero's employers lie and paint the villain as a gay rapist to prevent the hero from showing mercy.
  • Defied:
    • "Look, dude, just because I'm gay and working for the Evil Overlord doesn't mean I want to fuck you. Stop flattering yourself. I'm just a guy doing my job. Now, are we going to sit around talking all day or are we going to fight?"
  • Discussed: "Fighting horny gays is like listening to your parents talking about their sex life: it's awkward for everyone involved".
  • Conversed: A queer theory class is discussing the portrayal of gays in fiction.
  • Implied: A Sitcom Arch-Nemesis is Ambiguously Gay and smiles at the hero just a bit too much.
  • Deconstructed: Non-depraved gay characters are afraid to come out because it will make people associate them with the villain.
  • Reconstructed:
  • Played For Laughs: The villain who happens to be gay smiles at the hero a little too much just to annoy him, because he's a massive Troll and the hero is a Heteronormative Crusader who reacts with disgust each time.

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