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  • Ace Attorney:
    • Miles Edgeworth embraces his trope as he wears a magenta blazer with matching trousers. And on the off chance that it's actually red, there is also his totally-not-sissy-but-incredibly-manly ruffles. In one Breaking the Fourth Wall commercial, he has a pink Nintendo DS. All of the buttons on the touch screen of his own game are magenta/pink.
    • Furio "The Tiger" Tigre from Trials and Tribulations: Ruthless Loan Shark with mafia ties. Personification of Brooklyn Rage. Literally roars like a tiger whenever he gets mad. Drives a pink moped.
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    • Tyrell Badd is a grizzled Film Noir detective in a zany world, and a Memetic Badass whose very name has "bad" in it. He wears a Coat Cape covered entirely in bullet holes (there's also some in his tie). He also has an enormous Sweet Tooth and is constantly sucking on a pink lollipop. It does not at all detract from his manliness.
    • Winfred "Big Wins" Kitaki from Apollo Justice. Head of the local Yakuza family. Casually hands out death threats. Wears a cute green apron with a cartoon fox on it. Opens up a bakery after he leaves the crime business.
    • Shelly De Killer, the notorious assassin, sends out pink calling cards and openly wears a pink coat while posing as an ice cream salesman.
  • Ace Combat:
    • Gryphus One from Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception has a cutesy cartoon bird on his insignia along with the Southern Cross.
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    • Reaper from Ace Combat Infinity takes on Viper's infinity symbol emblem after Mission 5 by way of attaching a cutesy pink infinity-shaped ribbon to his regular emblem. One enemy unit above the Round Table two missions later even has the gall to mockingly point it out.
      Enemy Fighter Pilot #1: Watch out for number one! That's the Reaper!
      Enemy Fighter Pilot #2: A Grim Reaper with a ribbon? What kind of emblem is that?!
  • Jack Turner, Mighty Glacier and bad guy overall from the Art of Fighting games is portrayed like this in his (English) Art of Fighting 2 ending: The "Neo Black Cats" gang that he talks about is actually going to be a creative dance group, unbeknown to his followers. Not necessarily canonical, though, as most of the English endings for said game seem to be jokes.
  • Hagel Boldness of Atelier Rorona (and reappearing from many other Gust games) is a huge, burly man's man whose massive, tree-trunk-sized arms were built working the forges... and who is not at all sensitive about his lack of hair, likes to design cute, frilly dresses in his spare time, and breaks into tears just thinking about dear ol' mama. And there's nothing the least bit unmanly about any of those things, got it?!
  • BlazBlue:
    • Adding to the list of videogame chefs is...Ragna the Bloodedge. Yes, that Ragna.
    • Add in Jubei, who despite being a cat is a massive badass. He's also a one-man five-star restaurant, and taught Ragna how to cook.
    • And in the spiritual precursor Guilty Gear, there's Potemkin. More powerful than an armored division, capable of delivering four tons of pressure with two fingers. Now, you might be asking, "Two fingers? How would that be common knowledge?" And no, so shut up. Well, it's because of what he dislikes: pencils that can't withstand said four tons of pressure. And his most treasured possession: a pencil case that can withstand being trampled by a dragon. He's an artist, and apparently quite an avid one.
    • Iron Tager, a tricked-out, super-strong cyborg. One of his hobbies? Making ships in a bottle.
    • Valkenhayn R. Hellsing, Battle Butler to House Alucard, one of the Six Heroes (the aforementioned Jubei is another), and can transform from classy butler to ferocious werewolf at will (both full wolf and "wolfman" variations). He also has a long ponytail tied back with a bright pink ribbon (it's tied to his tail in full wolf form), most likely at the bequest of Madame Rachel, and does a decent amount of cooking for her as well. These detract from his GAR not one bit.
  • In Borderlands 2, Mister Torgue, who's basically Rated M for Manly: The Character, thinks unicorns are awesome. In addition, it's possible to invoke this with any of the characters via pink skins for their clothes and vehicles.
    • In the Tiny Tina DLC, Brick chooses to play as the Siren ("Her name is Brick, and she is the prettiest"), and Squees over Butt Stallion (a living horse made of diamond). He is also The Real Man in the tabletop game sense, wanting to solve every problem with his fists (literally). However, even Brick has his limits. At the end of a sidequest that's a Whole Plot Reference to Game of Thrones, Mordecai complains that he hasn't seen the show nor read the books and therefore doesn't understand any of the references. Tina then offers to add a reference to his favourite show and asks him what it is. From his description, it appears to be Downton Abbey. Brick is not impressed.
      Brick: Oh my God, this show sounds stupid.
      Mordecai: YOU'RE STUPID!
  • Castle Crashers: The Pink Knight wades into every battlefield, slaying countless enemies and powerful bosses dressed in pink armor and firing off rainbows and stuffed animals as magic.
  • Castlevania: Newer protagonists are far too pretty to count, but the oldschool Belmonts fit this perfectly, seeing how they were brawny macho men who ventured out to battle evil in outfits that would have been considered somewhat revealing on a female character.
    • Real men wear tiny leather mini-skirts!
  • In Champions Online, the members of PSI do not only wear pink tights, but their Psychic Powers are also shown as pink energy. The rival New Purple Gang mooks hang a lampshade on it.
    • Grond of all villains is shown to have a soft side: He keeps a photo of his wife and son - hidden in an old bomb shell.
    • Also Dumb Muscle Armadillo. While he Would Hit a Girl, he couldn't resist one smiling at him.
    • Naturally, every player can make his character an example of this trope.
  • Chimera Beast: The Eaters are a horrifying, amoral Horde of Alien Locusts that gain the powers of those they devour. You play as a pink one.
  • Arachnos Spymaster Vridian in City of Villains loves his soap operas and is not ashamed to admit it.
  • Crash Bandicoot wears pink boxers with red hearts, as seen in several of his many death animations.
  • In Spyro the Dragon, the area with the most pink-colored dragons is the battle-centered Peace Keepers world. The Spyro Reignited Trilogy keeps this consistent.
  • The Jester in Darkest Dungeon wears a harlequin outfit that, while faded and dirty, is pink in color (at least, one Palette Swap of him).
  • In Destiny, an announcement is made over the tower loudspeaker inviting all Guardians to join Cmdr. Zavala's knitting class. Given the most-humorous comments made over the system, you'd think it was Cayde-6 playing yet another prank. However, during The Dawning event, Zavala is given a scarf as a gift. Naturally, he comments on the craftsmanship and materials it's made from - while admitting that he's excited about it. Turns out he really does love knitting!
  • Adam Jensen, the main character of Deus Ex: Human Revolution - his trademark Badass Longcoat is inscribed with artistic roses. Though, it is still dark coloured and roses - being thorny and all and with their long history in heraldry - are considered relatively masculine as flowers go. But they do have a place in culture as a whole as bordering this trope.
  • Mr. Champloo of Disgaea 3 makes Home Ec the most Hot-Blooded subject there is.
  • Doom: The original berserker-packin' man-and-a-half's reason for blowing up hell? The demons killed his pet bunny, Daisy. Seriously, play the fourth episode of Ultimate Doom, Thy Flesh Consumed, and see for yourself.
  • Sten from Dragon Age: Origins killed an entire family with his bare hands, wears massive plate mail, wields a large two-handed sword, is a bad ass warrior ... and enjoys relaxing with a little flower picking.
    • Leliana notices and has several dialogues where she tries to come to terms with him being a 'softie', as she puts it. We don't believe him when he says the flowers are 'medicinal'. Also, Sten likes cookies, and plans to introduce them to his homeland. As well, Leliana teases him after catching him playing with a kitten, despite his protests that he was "Merely helping it train..."..."Sof-tee..."
    • The gifts he values most are paintings.
    • In Dragon Age: Inquisition, fellow Qunari The Iron Bull, a member of the qunari secret police who enjoys fighting dragons way too much, at one point expresses the desire for a sword made of dawnstone, because it's pretty. When Blackwall points out that dawnstone is pink, Bull merely emphasizes that it's pretty.
  • Real knights also wear pink, as Ragnar of Dragon Quest IV will have you know.
    • The warriors in Dragon Quest III also wore pink armor with wings on the helmet, whether they were a gigantic, stern-faced man or a temperamental, no-nonsense woman.
    • Dragon Quest IX has two examples for the male hero. First there is the initial Celestrian outfit, with alternating zig-zag lines of pink and yellow. It is entirely possible to defeat the first boss, and the only one fought solo, Hexagoon while wearing this shirt. Then, when you reach level 40 in the Minstrel class (strong enough to beat the final boss), you can undertake a quest, the completion of which earns you a bright pink Flamenco Dancer's shirt.
  • Counter-Strike Global Offensive has the balaclava-donned terrorists wearing a salmon-pink flannel shirt under their armour.
  • Duke Nukem kills robot armies, kicks alien ass, and shits down their throats... he also likes to watch Oprah, and wore a pink vest in his original incarnation.
  • Dwarves in Dwarf Fortress currently don't have any tastes in fashion programmed in, and will wear the most expensive garment they can find, regardless of make. Which means it's pretty typical for your soldiers to be wearing a superbly-dyed, embroidered, jewel-encrusted masterwork silk gown under their full plate armor.
  • In former instances of Koei's Dynasty Warriors franchise, Blood Knight Lu Bu's costume always fittingly consisted of gold, red and... purple? In the sixth installment of the series, he dropped the purple for a mostly black and red full body armor, but instead got some nice make-up. Of course, nobody would ever dare to question Lu Bu.
    • Ikaku Madarame of Bleach wears similar eye-makeup. It's shorthand for "Bad Ass" in both Chinese traditional theater and Kabuki theater.
  • Super Smash Bros.:
    • One of Captain Falcon's alternate costumes is pink. His Falcon Punch isn't fazed one bit by this. It has gained the Fan Nickname "Captain Fabulous".
    ProtonJon: Valentine's Day Captain Falcon! Here's here for you, ladies...
    • Dedede looks like a straight out pimp in his pink outfit.
    • There is a pink color outfit for Meta Knight - the resident badass of the Kirby series and strongest character in Brawl. SSB4 takes it up a notch by including a costume based on Galacta Knight.
    • Donkey Kong's only item of clothing is a monogrammed tie, which can be pink in Brawl and SSB4 when using his blue costume. The latter game also gave him a costume with pink fur.
    • And then there's "Gayweegie"...
  • According to the dye descriptions in Fable II, pink is an ominous color in Albion. One dye color is 'Insatiable Butcher Pink'. Dyeing all of your male avatar's clothes in it subtly increases how much the civilian populace fears you.
  • Ensemble Stars! has Kuro, a giant, hulking former delinquent with the face and speech patterns to prove it - but since their mother died a few years ago, he's been Promoted to Parent for his younger sister and become very adept at sewing and cooking, and deliberately tries to get better at making cute things to please her. For a somewhat lesser example, Adonis is also reserved and mature-looking and worries that he comes across as intimidating, but he's a total sweetheart who loves cute animals. Souma is also kind of an odd example in that he acts like a serious, dedicated samurai 24/7, but even apart from his love of cooking or propensity for getting childishly excited over cute marine animals, his Samurai Ponytail is not just for show: he puts work into it, and can happily chat at length with Anzu about proper hair care.
  • In Far Cry 4 the first thing people notice about Pagan Min is his bright pink paisley suit, and the rest of his personality does nothing to diminish his Agent Peacock status. It's noted that his flamboyant tendencies got him in trouble with his his Triad crime lord father (before Min killed him) and leads to him frequently being Mistaken for Gay. None of his fey mannerisms make him any less of a dangerous psychopath, however, or hindered him when he took over the Kingdom of Kyrat by force.
  • In Fate/stay night Archer himself, epitome of manliness, enjoys cooking, cleaning and making tea. Not that he really gets the opportunity to do so more than ten minutes into the game or so but...
    • As does Shirou, who also owns a pink apron on top of it. Although the housekeeping side of him is only shown before he starts doing anything badass. Of course, he and Archer are the same person.
      • He still does quite a bit even after he starts fighting. At the end of the Unlimited Blade Works route, right before the final battle, Shirou decides to get pumped up for the fight... by cooking everyone a gorgeous dinner. Also, in the True End of Heaven's Feel, he starts to make a big meal for everyone, and this is after he literally turned his entire body into swords.
  • A lot of the older male heroes of Final Fantasy (the first through sixth games - all of the characters designed by Yoshitaka Amano) utilize scarves and heels in their outfits. Special mention goes to Cecil Harvey, who wears purple lipstick of all things.
    • And a tiara, once he becomes a Paladin.
  • Cloud from Final Fantasy VII really fits the trope. Because real men crossdress.
    • There is also Sephiroth. As Crisis Core tells us, real men use a whole bottle of perfumed shampoo and conditioner daily and then smell of roses and vanilla.
    • The movie sequel, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, shows that all members of the party wear a pink ribbon tied around their arms in memory of Aerith. This includes uber-badasses Barrett and Vincent.
  • Final Fantasy XII: Reddas - real men wear pink pants.
  • Frederick of Fire Emblem Awakening is a rather large man and an absolute beast of a tank, which seriously comes in handy on the highest difficulty (to the point that the first few levels have been nicknamed "Frederick Emblem" because he's the only one capable of surviving them). He also wants to knit everyone matching gloves (what color should they be?) and is distracted by Panne's fuzzy rabbit ears.
  • From Fire Emblem Fates we have Benny. Another knight unit, he's the tallest and most muscular unit in the game, with an intimidating appearance. He also makes frequent trips to the forest to visit his animal friends, loves cute things, and cross-stitches in his spare time.
  • From Flashback, we have Conrad Hart, a fearless government agent who fights aliens. He wears a pink shirt in all versions except the Genesis and Sega CD ports.
  • Jowd wears a pink artist's smock in Ghost Trick. Though, arguably, when you're in jail for murdering your wife, your manly reputation is probably not such a big deal.
  • Among the list of insults that Umberto levels at Tommy in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is the claim that he is exploiting this trope, dressing effeminately so that people will assume he's a tough guy.
    • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, a couple missions feature the Ballas ambushing the Grove Street Families in a hot pink car. While CJ can't get any pink clothes, he can get a pink mohawk.
  • The King from Half-Minute Hero is a giant of a man with an intense personality and pink flowery pajamas.
  • Isaac Washington from House of the Dead: OVERKILL. Scary Black Man and Cowboy Cop who blows away mutants with Guns Akimbo, is on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against the Big Bad for killing his father, and almost literally can't go a minute without dropping a Cluster F-Bomb. Also manicures, hates bugs, and was visiting his mom when the mutants attacked.
  • On Medium level (the easiest) of I Wanna Be the Guy, the Easy-Mode Mockery includes a bow in the Kid's hair. However, he's still a grade-A Badass for surviving the Guy's Death Courses.
  • Marluxia from Kingdom Hearts may have auburn-pink hair, a penchant for flowers, and the ability to confuse gamers, but trust us when we tell that his huge-ass scythe isn't for show.
    • Some of the gender confusion was alleviated in Re:Chain of Memories when he gains a manly voice in both versions.
  • Kirby proves real men are Pink. Although his "Manliness" was initially an invention of the western marketing, it seems to have become a comedic part of him in general over time.
    • Then there's Galacta Knight, a reoccurring super-boss who is touted as one of the greatest warriors in the entire universe, who has been known to destroy entire planets as collateral damage from his fights... He has a bright pink and white color palate with angel wings. None of his badass-ness suffers from this; In fact, it seems to only increase it!
  • Amano Hyo from The Last Blade wears a flamboyantly pink kimono patterned with bright red flowers. His weapon is only a stick, and he doesn't see this as something bad, because it means he can slam people over the head with it even more than required by a better weapon before they're knocked out.
  • In The Last Federation, apparently the Burlusts have a Sweet Tooth.
  • League of Legends: Taric is a Magic Knight wearing giant gem-studded pieces of armor and weaponry and has an extremely deep voice. He also designs costumes for theatric plays, has a LEGENDARY pink suit of armor and most of his dialogue is about how gems are both functional and stylish.
  • Link, in several installments of The Legend of Zelda, wears tights...or no pants at all. Hey, ya gotta be a MAN to wear tights! In real life many medieval societies had men who wore skirts without being seen as feminine (indeed woman wearing them might've been considered cross-dressing). It's possible Hyrule is like them, with might make this not this trope.
    • In the The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords mythos, when he draws the Four Sword and is split into a quartet, one of the Links dresses in lilac purple.
    • When he enters the Dark World, in A Link to the Past, he turns into a pink rabbit. Before he gets the Moon Pearl, that is. The best part: it is explained in game that your form in the Dark World represents your inner self. In that same game, Link's sprite also has pink hair (though this may be due to a limitation of the SNES's palette at the time).
    • Taken a step further in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, where theres some options to have link crossdress, including Zelda's dress and a pink cheerleader outfit.
  • Idura from Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals is one of the Sinistrals' most powerful henchmen, and while not overly powerful compared to your party he still gives you a run for your money across three battles and manages to take down your strongest party member (At least in the original). He wears a bright pink suit of armor.
  • One of the ghosts from the first Luigi's Mansion, Biff Atlas, is a kind bodybuilder who loves muscles and lilies. Why lilies, you ask? They apparently symbolize purity.
  • In Mario Party Advance, one of the sub-areas is called "Bowser Pad", which the Koopa King himself calls his amazing bachelor pad. It's also completely decorated in pink and purple, and a minigame there involves gifting Bowser what he wants the most out of a ring, a necklace or a bracelet.
    • Similarly, in Mario Party 4, the Goomba hosting the party board wears a top hat, a bow tie and a cape, and they are all PINK.
  • Mass Effect has the potential to make every single male squad member into one of these, with the infamous pink Phoenix armour. This includes Shepard, naturally.
    • Mass Effect 2 includes the ability to customize the colors of Shepard's armor—so you can invoke this trope yourself by giving male Shepard hot pink armor.
      • And the opening includes Kaidan in a set of heavy Phoenix armor if he is alive and Liara wasn't romanced.
    • Jacob Taylor enjoys watching Old Yeller.
    • Turian Friendly Sniper Garrus's file in the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC features his combat playlist's top 5. These include the turian imperial anthem, two dance-mix songs, a tune from the apparently incredibly popular asari porno Vaenia...and "Fire in the Courtyard" from the turian/quarian romance movie Fleet and Flotilla. Possible Foreshadowing for his Pair the Spares hookup with Tali in 3 if neither was romanced - Tali is not only a quarian, but a huge fan of Fleet and Flotilla who knows the words to half the songs off by heart.
  • Some Mega Man games have examples:
    • Mega Man 3: Needle Man, one of Dr. Wily's many Robot Masters, wields two giant needles as his weapon. He also likes using them to knit.
    • Once you defeat Quick Man in Mega Man 2 or Plug Man in Mega Man 9, using the powers Mega Man receives from them (Quick Boomerang and Plug Ball respectively) will turn him pink.
  • Judging from Metal Gear 2, Solid Snake is into women's figure skating.
  • Metal Gear Rising stars Raiden, quite possibly the most powerful cyborg in existence, and his feet are fitted with high heels. True they're functional and can be used to grip a sword in his feet, but they're still high heels.
  • One of the bathroom encounters in Monster Prom features Damien, otherwise the poster-demon for toxic masculinity, arguing about makeup techniques with the female love interests.
    I like to start with a palette of complimentary colors for my skin tone: blood red, baby-flesh pink, bloodshot crimson, and then do a basic blend with a soft-boiled chimera egg... what? It's called TECHNIQUE, FUCKERS!
  • It's... arguable how badass No More Heroes' Travis Touchdown is, but any anime-loving Troper has to respect how he can go out and kill people while wearing a pink ensemble of made-to-order merchandise for his favourite anime. Incidentally, it's the most expensive outfit.
    • Also, his favourite anime is a Magical Girl show featuring incredibly Moe characters, and if Sylvia's comments are anything to go by he knows how to give massages too. He also loves his cat.
  • In Episode 2 of Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, during the cutscene following Charles' defeat, Gabe (who is a brute in his 1920s incarnation) comes out of the kitchen with a pie, while wearing a pink apron and pink oven mitts.
  • Mortal Kombat : Cooking with Scorpion.
  • Shinjiro Aragaki in Persona 3 is very fond of cooking and is a regular viewer of the family cooking show — although, as shown in one of the omake videos in the FES expansion pack, he would have preferred the rest of SEES not to realize this.

    He's also a big softy when it comes to animals. Take him to the film festival, and his response to the "Amazing Pet Adventure" films is a shocked, "The river... it just... washed that dog away..." He then turns to keep you from seeing him cry.
  • Roadhog from Overwatch is a ruthless and incredibly nihilistic Fat Bastard who's engaging in an international crime spree as for revenge at the world for what it allegedly did to his home country... and apparently a huge fan of Pachimari plushies. One of his first trailers showed him running off with a whole stash of them during an arcade robbery, and the payload in Junkertown containing his and Junkrat's stash prominently has a pink one (with a crown, no less). He also has an in-game "Best Friend" emote where he pulls one out to squish it a few times, then stashing it away before anyone notices.
  • Persona 4
  • In Pokémon, the female Nidoran line is indigo, while the male line is pink/purple.
    • In Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, a big burly Roughneck trainer named Kirby is in the Lost Tower and has a Cleffa as his lone Pokémon. This isn't so funny considering all of his other Pokémon were "taken from [him]" by Team Galactic.
    • Mega Evolving a shiny Garchomp (normally not very different looking from its usual colors) gives you this trope if the dragon is male.
    • Granbull is rarely male, but it's pink, and a pure Fairy-type to boot.
    • Ranmaru in Pokémon Conquest dresses in an incredibly effeminate way, to the point where he is mistaken for a woman in the Female Warlords scenario. He competes anyway, both to prove he's capable, and to not spoil anyone's fun. His transformation outfit makes him even more effeminate. Before he destroys the battlefield with his newly-Perfect Link Lucario.
    • AZ from Pokémon X and Y. He's a nine-foot-tall ancient king who's been walking the earth and growing his beard for 3,000 years, after creating a machine that can grant immortality, resurrect the dead, and end a war by killing everyone on both sides, all powered by forsaken Pokémon souls. His favorite Pokémon is Floette, a particularly pocket-sized Fairy-type monster who uses a flower as a parasol.
    • In Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Street Thugs and Delinquents have outfits with Plusle and Minun on the backs.
  • Starman from Pro Wrestling. While his entire skin is pink (in addition to a purple painted star on his face), he is an accomplished acrobat.
  • Little Mac from Punch-Out!! wears a pink tracksuit during his training montages. He also managed to knock out Mike Tyson in his prime.
  • Saints Row IV
    • Depending on your choices, the Boss can be a huge, muscular bruiser who favours paired tommy-guns, and runs around in a bright pink suit. No matter how they're played, Keith David (playing himself) will state that the Boss is a Jane Austen fan.
    • Zinyak is also a Jane Austen fan as part of his Wicked Cultured shtick. He's an alien overlord who stands roughly ten feet tall.
  • Sengoku Basara
    • Chosokabe Motochika is The Captain of an infamous Pirate crew, sports an eyepatch, beats his enemies to a pulp with an anchor and has abs you could grate cheese on. He also wears a full pink and purple ensemble, complete with Flower Motifs. Plus his nickname is "Demon of the Western Sea". When he was younger? People called him "Little Princess".
    • Then there's Maeda Keiji, a six-foot-something-tall muscle-bound tank who fights with sakura petals, enjoys dancing, wears flowers in his hair, has an adorable pet monkey, and frequently gives heartfelt speeches on love, even while brutalizing enemies with his BFS.
  • Shinobi on the Game Gear had a Pink Ninja. His Weapon of Choice? Bombs, bombs, and more bombs.
  • In Sigma Star Saga, a Kril wearing gold insect wings is a pretty girly thing, as the females grow these when in love. Said wings are detachable, and are sometimes given as a gift to her boyfriend. The average Male Kril wouldn't wear them, but Star Pilot Recker does, and with pride. The powerup is even called Girl Wings.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: In Sonic X and its comic adaptation, as a Mythology Gag based on him being a defender of nature in the original games, Sonic really loves picking flowers. Striking compared to his fellow franchise characters and especially considering his Personality Powers.
    • The most notable example is the Sonic X episode 9. In both versions, Sonic's friends go for a day at the beach, while he goes on a hike before laying down in a field of flowers. He returns with two flowers, putting them in a vase and exclaiming how beautiful they are and how they match the room interior perfectly.
    • Lampshaded by Knuckles in the English dub of episode 5, in response to Sonic brandishing a flower.
    • In Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie, "Sonic's favourite clothes" are shown. They're pink.
    • Super and Hyper Knuckles have a glow that makes them look magenta.
    • Gaining two power cores in Sonic Generations (three on hard mode) makes Sonic go into a pink boost, rather than the usual blue one, to defeat Shadow.
  • Mira Han's mercenary company in StarCraft II has all its armor and uniforms painted pink. Like the hair of their boss.
  • The uber-manly yet pink-clad Dan Hibiki from Street Fighter. On the other hand, Dan was clearly meant as a Joke Character, so his pink uniform is more of a jab at his worthlessness as a fighter.
    • Unless you use him in Marvel vs. Capcom, Street Fighter Alpha, or Street Fighter IV, that is. Lethal Joke Character ahoy!
    • IV points out that his gi used to be white, but got mixed in with red laundry (you can see that the color's a bit uneven in Dan's 3D model, especially around the torn sleeves). Doesn't stop him from taking it to battle, so it still counts.
    • In Alpha, a much-bishier-than-usual Ken sports long, flowing, blond hair tied back into a ponytail with a red bow.
    • Hugo and his family from Final Fight and various other Capcom games wear trademark leopard-print tank tops. Doesn't help that licensing issues resulted in his constant companion Poison being declared a transsexual.
  • Suikoden's Georg Prime, the world's greatest swordsman, has an incredible sweet tooth. He even has cheesecake in his inventory when he joins you.
  • Cormano Wild, from Sunset Riders, is a Mexican who wears a hot pink sombrero with a lighter pink poncho. And he's a shotgun-toting badass who breaks empty tequila bottles over his own head.
  • Roy Koopa, probably the biggest and meanest of the Koopalings from the Super Mario Bros. games, is also bright pink and wears magenta shades.
    • In New Super Mario Bros. Wii his shell has been recolored a darker purple... the top of his head and shades are still pink, though.
    • Mario himself is an example with certain clothing options in Super Mario Odyssey. After all, only those men who are as manly as Mario can get away with running around in a replica of Peach's wedding dress in public.
  • Super Robot Wars: Elzam V. Branstein Ratsel Feinschmecker: Real Men pilot Goth-Loli 'bots, cook World-Class gourmet, and of course (coupled with Sanger Zonvolt) Ride Each Other.
    • Only real "men" (bioroids, actually) of Shadow Mirrors have the gall to ride on the battlefield riding an angel-shaped mecha with skirt and boobs, painted on pink. You won't see it in OG, though, you only see it in Advance, and only if you use Axel.
  • Malik of Tales of Graces has a very special DLC costume. It needs to be seen to be believed.
  • Captain Reginald von Winslow, the sun-baked old seadog in Tales of Monkey Island, wears pink frilly underwear.
  • Regal Bryant of Tales of Symphonia is a convicted murderer who can still deliver a beatdown with his legs and feet while his arms are bound together with shackles. Without his shackles he is even more powerful and capable of throwing Kamehame Hadokens, but he is remorseful of his crime and willingly keeps himself bound as The Atoner. He's the party's best cook, and he also wears a belly shirt (although that's probably just what they made him wear in prison).
  • Raven from Tales of Vesperia wears a pink shirt and a purple Badass Longcoat. He's also talented at cooking desserts, though he only learned how for the sake of appealing to the ladies, since he doesn't actually like sweets.
    • Blood Knight Yuri Lowell has claimed many of the badass subtropes for himself. Despite feeling indifferent to cooking, he cooks with love and is a close second in terms of cooking skill to Judith and has the biggest Sweet Tooth of the party. He's also the one who explains the concept of cooking and seems to be enjoying himself, whatever he might say to the contrary when asked if he likes to cook. Supposedly he only learnt to cook so that his Cordon Bleugh Lethal Chef best friend wouldn't.
  • Team Fortress 2: The Sniper knits in his spare time. (Perhaps it's a manual dexterity exercise...)
    • The Heavy's second Halloween costume? A pink tutu with matching fairy wings and tiara.
  • In the sequel of Tony Hawk's Underground Eric Sparrow has on a pink shirt. Ironic since he had on a navy blue jacket in the original.
  • Unzan of Touhou Project is a giant pink cloud. He's also by far the manliest character of the series that has had any screentime at all. Granted, that's not a crowded field, but still...
  • One of the quests in Ultima VII has a man accused of stealing a the honor flag of a fighter's guild. To save him from dying in a duel, the player can take his place or convince a retired soldier to sew a new one. It is strongly implied that the soldier shows true valor, as most of the other fighters are merely concerned about fighting duels.
  • Almost every male in Valkyria Chronicles has some of this about him. Team Captain Welkin loves going on nature hikes and has discovered six new insect species, and big man Largo, who carries around the VC equivalent of a bazooka as his personal sidearm is an avid vegetable grower and actually gets combat bonuses from standing near vegetables.
  • Viewtiful Joe is a Tokusatsu-style action hero whose costume features a distinctive flowing pink scarf. His weapon arsenal also includes pink bombs.
  • While not ripping the faces off of representatives of the living dead, Lovecraftian horrors, and/or demon lords, player characters in World of Warcraft may spend their free time learning to cook, sew, and pick flowers. And yes, there is pink armor.
    • Herbs. Grognok gather herbs.
    • Paladins are notorious for getting the pink treatment. Their Tier 5 armor set from the raids in The Burning Crusade was all bright sparkly lavender in color. Their Tier 10 armor set from Wrath of the Lich King features a plate skirt. And in the default raid U.I., every character's name appears in a different color based on his/her class: warriors are tan, priests are white, mages are light blue, etc. ... guess what color paladins are!
  • Undertale has this in the true ending for Asgore, the King of Monsters. He's big, tall, wide, and wears pretty mean looking armor when you fight him. In actuality, Asgore loves to plant flowers and make tea while listening to someone's problems. The true ending has him wearing a pink floral shirt trimming the hedges outside of Toriel's school. During his time in the underground, he gained the nickname Lord Fluffybuns and didn't seem to mind it one bit.
    • In the maybe-alternate-universe-maybe-something-else setting of Deltarune, he owns a flower shop, and apparently has a habit of sending his ex-wife boquets.
  • In a general sense, having a pink crosshair is very advantageous since it contrasts with most colors one can expect out of shooter games. You know, the ones where typically blood and fire fly everywhere and players usually rack up thousands of kills.
  • Clarence's Big Chance: Averted.
    "Your Shirt and Tie: A fancy pink shirt and brown tie that you think make you look like a man of good taste. You are deluded."
  • Sqoon: The dreaded pirate Narikeen, piloting the titular hot pink submarine, is our only hope of survival against watery alien invaders.
  • To a man, the players in the Mutant Football League are hulking bruisers that look like they chew steel and crap gunpowder and happily slaughter each other in as brutal a fashion as they can possibly manage. Some of them are killer robots, others rabid werewolves or even demons ascended from hell itself. These same 'roided-up meatheads will happily brag, on international television, that the last touchdown they scored means they can afford to go to the My Little Bony convention this year. Many of them will also have endorsement deals for lines of poetry notebooks, which are not to be used for anything but poetry on pain of being hunted down and brutally killed by the spokesplayer. Punters are also noted for the superb knitting they do on the sidelines, while being noted as very skilled at "partying".


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