Top Ten Movies, TV Series and Video Games that Contain Homosexual or Bisexual Characters but Don't Make a Big Deal of It

Movies, games or series containing characters that are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender aren't exactly a rarity nowadays. But usually the sexuality of those characters is either a plot element or a significant character trait. Now, there are also a few cases where a character's same sex orientation is treated so casually that it just stuns you, because it showcases a level of normality homosexuality and bisexuality should have in the meantime but still doesn't.

The Top Ten

1 Undertale

I Love Undertale - JPK

Alphys and Undyne can become a couple (they are both female), also there are two (probably male) guards who can become a couple. You can flirt with characters of both genders. Overall, the world appears as if bisexuality was the norm there. - Martin_Canine

Why is asriel the picture - Pokemonfan10

Undertale is my favorite game.
Yes, there are a few... gay characters.. only 2...
Alphys and Undyne...
But it's not a big deal!

We don't know their sex for sure, but the guards in their armor were likely male. - Martin_Canine

2 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha is a Japanese anime television series directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, with screenplay written by Masaki Tsuzuki, and produced by Seven Arcs.

This should be #1 on the list. - PerfectImpulseX

The two main characters Nanoha and Fate literally become a couple and adopt Vivio together later on in the series. I am not joking and the best part is that nobody notices they are lesbian.
How's that not gay-friendly? - PerfectImpulseX

3 Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

To the people saying that Steven Universe does make a big deal out of it, it really doesn't. The show doesn't once bring up the fact that several characters are in same-sex relationships. It just shows these relationships without any questions asked, just as if they were heterosexual couples. It's the Steven Universe fandom (mainly the part on Tumblr) that won't shut up about how gay the show is. Look, it's great to have this much positive representation in a show targeted at kids, but it's not what makes the show so beloved by many. - Atham

This show does everything it does to parade around that its characters are homosexual, what's it doing on this list at all?

Yes, it might show many gay relationships, but it never solely focuses on the fact that the characters are of the same sex. Therefore, while it has many same sex relationships, it doesn't make it a big deal - kempokid

It does make a big deal of it. But in a way that shows that gays should be accepted in society. - TwilightKitsune

4 The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

Smithers, Patty, the one episode about the gay guy, etc.

5 Star vs. the Forces of Evil "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" is an American animated television comedy produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney XD. It was created by Daron Nefcy and developed by Jordana Arkin and Dave Wasson. The series follows teenage magical princess from the dimension of Mewni Star Butterfly and her more.

There is nothing inappropriate about it

6 Beauty and the Beast (2017)

I Really Like This Film - JPK

LeFou flirts with Gaston, but in the end has the same role as in the animated movie. - Martin_Canine

Words cannot describe how much I dislike Josh Gad's acting, but how they wrote LeFou's character in this film was very respectable.

7 Paranorman

The jock character who is assumed to be the females love interest the whole time comes to like the girl and asks her to meet his boyfriend. - Jackamalio

It is amazing. I love it when the zombie turns them all around the streets. or when the witch calms down and turns to a little girl once again.

8 The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.
9 The Longest Journey

Fiona, who is a housemate and friend of the protagonist April Ryan, is a lesbian, as when you start talking to her for a bit she sometimes talks about her girlfriend, who is also seen in the game. - Martin_Canine

10 Heartcatch Precure Heartcatch Precure is a Japanese anime series and the seventh series of the Pretty Cure anime franchise by Izumi Todo that premiered on February 7, 2010, replacing Fresh Pretty Cure! on its initial timeslot. The series theme is flowers, which leads to their true definitions of Hanakotoba as of the season's more.

After finding out that Itsuki is a girl, Tsubomi said in the manga that she will still love her regardless of gender. Also, Yuri and Momoka are implied to have a lesbian relationship with each other. - PerfectImpulseX

The Contenders

11 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (often abbreviated to Law & Order: SVU or just SVU) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced.

I watched countless episodes of this sympathetic crime drama for years now and only just found out that Dr. Huang is gay about two months ago due to one brief remark in a sentence that has no significance to the plot or the character (he was asked about his new working district and joked about it being no good place for a gay man of Asian descent). - Martin_Canine

Dr Huang is played by the long-out-of-the-closet actor BD Wong, what did you expect?

Openly homosexual actors have often portrayed straight characters. - Martin_Canine

That's one of those wirds shows were sex assults happen
Can they do nothing but say the word rape all the time.worst part my watches it and he thinks I'm weird

12 The Loud House The Loud House is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the chaotic suburban everyday life of a boy named Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters, to which he survives as the middle child and only son in a large family of eleven children. more.

Banned in Turkey due to Luna being bi.

Watch the episode called "L is for Love" and you'll see. - TLHFanBaseSucks

Luna is bae - xandermartin98

13 The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that aired on the Nickelodeon television network from 2012 to 2014. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Korra being gay for Asami came out of nowhere. It was a really dumb note to end the show on; not because the characters shouldn't be gay, but because there was almost no development of the idea of them being gay for each other. - Jackamalio

There is no "being gay" for someone. Korra was gay and Asami was gay, they met and liked each other. - PewPewAssassin

Season 4: WOW! Didn't see Korra and Asami coming! - coolguy101

Korra and Asami! Never saw that coming.. - TwilightKitsune

14 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes. more.

Ah, yes. Sailor Uranus and Neptune. This was present and done well in the Japanese version, then 4kids got their dirty mitts all over the show and thought that the lesbian relationship between the sailor scouts would "affect" the children of America, so they completely removed it from the script and made them cousins. Yes, I kid you not. COUSINS. Well, that didn't help. It made it look like an incestuous relationship! - Absolite

Uranus was TERRIBLE in Crystal. SHE KISSED SAILOR MOON FOR GOD SAKE! Serena didn't even WANT that!

This series introduced us to arguably the most famous pair of lesbians (or as they call them in the Cloverway/CWi dub, "cousins") in anime history: Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune. - PerfectImpulseX

15 Love Live School Idol Project

Nobody makes a big deal out of Nozomi's lesbian love affair with Eli in this series and it's so kawaii! - PerfectImpulseX

Also, in one of the Bonus CDs, there's a pretty homoerotic duet by both Nozomi and Eli named "Garasu no Hanazono". - PerfectImpulseX

16 Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi is an American-Japanese animated fantasy-comedy television series created by Sam Register for Cartoon Network.

Ami and Yumi are in the "Closet Full of Love", I guess. Get it? Because "Closet Full of Love" is the name of one of their songs and it's probably about lesbianism and Ami and Yumi in this show are lesbians unlike their real-life counterparts? - PerfectImpulseX

Fun Fact: The real-life Puffy AmiYumi actually thought that their cartoon counterparts were lesbians due to their unusually close bond with each other and calling themselves best friends a lot. - PerfectImpulseX

Still did a lesbian relationship better than Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and the Legend of Korra - PerfectImpulseX

Sorry, but Jammer Lammy still deserves way more credit for coming first - xandermartin98

17 Adventure Time Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape more.

Everybody who follows the show knows that Marceline and Princess Bubblegum are both bisexual, and even had a semi-romantic relationship in the past. - phillysports

18 The Sims 4
19 Fafner in the Azure

Kazuki and Soushi anyone? - PerfectImpulseX

20 Metal Gear Solid
21 Yuri on Ice Yuri!!! on Ice is a sports anime television series about figure skating. The anime was produced by MAPPA, directed by Sayo Yamamoto and written by Mitsurō Kubo.

When it is revealed that Yuri and Victor are to marry if Yuri wins the gold medal, no one addresses the fact that they are both guys and they are happy for them. - Absolite

This anime is cringeworthy and annoying, why is it on the list?

Coming soon... Pixar Yaoi

22 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful more.
23 Rent

The many characters are straight, gay, bi and/or trans and it gets barely addressed. Even though HIV is a topic, also straight characters in the movie have it. There is a lesbian couple in the movie and the parents of both them are happy that they want to marry. When homosexual or trans characters enter the screen for the first time they are absolutely not staged to act in any way different from other characters. - Martin_Canine

24 Fire Emblem

"Fates" and "Path of Radiance"/"Radiant Dawn" have been mentioned, but while "Awakening" seemed to be a het-fest Chrom has more chemistry with Robin than anyone else. Granted, Robin can be female, but even when he's not the implications are still there.

Marth is NOT an example. However, this series did eventually give us Ike and Soren (all but outright stated to be a gay couple) and half the cast of "Fates" (bisexual).

Prince Marth isn't gay. Ike, however...

A few characters here are seen as bisexual but none of them marry a character of the same gender.

25 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity more.

In the finale, the sheriff says to the deputy, "Our love is a case".

The cops. - 445956

26 The Boondock Saints

Agent Smecker, the anti-hero of the movie, is gay. But you wouldn't know except for one scene where he wakes up next to a man. - Martin_Canine

27 Copycat

The good friend of Sigourney Weaver's character is gay as in one scene he appears with his boyfriend. - Martin_Canine

28 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Actually this and "Radiant Dawn" which is a direct sequel (one of very few in this series). Here we have the main hero, Ike (yes the same Ike in "Smash Bros."), ignore if not refuse the advances of female admirers and turn down the chance to become prince consort of a country. Meanwhile, the wizard Soren is extremely loyal to Ike and even says his only place is by Ike's side, and Ike does not rebuff him. Depending on how you played the two of them run off together. Notice I used masculine pronouns to describe Soren; despite his somewhat girlish figure and face and really long hair Soren is indeed male. Did Nintendo take any and every opportunity to shill this relationship or the fact that it was in the game? No.

Those who only know Ike from Super Smash Brothers may not know this, but here he gets his fair share and then some of female attention yet shuns it all and is very obviously way more than friends with a (male) mage. Had this game come out ten years later than it did, everyone would have been all over that.

Nintendo did not scream "look look gay hero! " within the game or outside it, yet the person Ike seems to really care for the most (and is not a blood relative of his) and who in the "good" ending of the sequel he runs off with is a dude.

Alternatively, Ike can run off with Ranulf, another male character. Though it's the relationship with Soren is hinted at more strongly. Either way, Ike prefers the company of men.

29 Bound

The two protagonists are women who fall in love and want to escape with the money from one of the women's cruel mafia husband. The fact that they are two women does not affect the plot one bit. It's a thriller and a thriller only. - Martin_Canine

30 Paul

Paul is bisexual, which is only revealed when he says in one sentence that everyone of his species is bisexual. - Martin_Canine

31 South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.

This show DOES make a big deal of their homosexual characters. Often the homosexuality is part of jokes or even is the main character trait of some people. With this list I talk about characters who have a role like any straight character would also have, except that they happen to be gay, which is only shown casually and/or not really commented on by other characters. - Martin_Canine

I've only seen the first seven seasons, but all of the gay South Park characters I've seen were very flamboyant and stereotypical. They wanted you to know the character was gay, so they made them *very* gay. It'll all for comedic purposes, of course, but I hardly think South Park belongs on this list.

Yay my favourite south park character is gay with Tweek

South Park has ben doing this whole LGBT thing for a Long time. Far before everybody became so obsessed with being Politically Correct, Social Justice and pushing agendas like PC Principal and various Tumblr users do.

32 Degrassi Degrassi: The Next Generation (later renamed Degrassi for seasons ten through fourteen) is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. It is the fourth series in the Degrassi franchise, following The Kids of Degrassi more.

Wow, this franchise has a lot of gay/bisexual/lesbian characters: Ashley's dad, Cliff, Dylan, Glen, Marco, Eric, Alex, Fab, Paige, J.J., Miles, Nathan, Imogen, Charlie, Riley, Zoe, Fiona, Tim, Rasha, Tom, Tristan, Zane, and Vijay. - PerfectImpulseX

33 Arthur Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for PBS.

Arthur's teacher, Mr Ratburn, married a dude

34 Um Jammer Lammy
35 Hyperdimension Neptunia
36 The Haunting (1999)

Theo mentions in an unimportant sentence that she lives in a polyamorous relationship with a man and a woman. Her sexuality is not ever mentioned again. - Martin_Canine

37 Kirakira PreCure a la Mode
38 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated fantasy television series developed by Lauren Faust, produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver. Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has also gained a large following of older viewers, mainly young and more.

Do You Mean Lyra And Bon-Bon? - JPK

39 Revolutionary Girl Utena
40 Fire Emblem Fates

It is the first game in the series where a character marries another of the same gender, yet it doesn't stop the possibility of the same character being in a hetero one. Not really a big deal anyway, since it is pretty easy to ignore and like the game as it is.

41 Gotham
42 Overwatch

The main character, Tracer, is a lesbian - Teravolt1422

43 Modern Family Modern Family is an American television mockumentary family sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles.
44 Night in the Woods
45 Love Live! Sunshine!! Love Live! Sunshine!! is a Japanese multimedia project co-developed by ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine, music label Lantis, and animation studio Sunrise.
46 The Walking Dead The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard . Andrew Lincoln plays the show's lead character, sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma discovering more.

There we go

47 Doctor Who Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. more.

It was more obvious in "Torchwood" (the spinoff), but Jack Harkness was in this show, too.

48 Frozen


49 Pokemon X and Y

Nova, one of the Gym Leaders, is a trans


50 Tales of Zestiria

SorMilk, enough said. - PerfectImpulseX

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