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The Most Homoerotic Video Game Characters on Your Console

Oh damn, it’s Friday, it’s cold and rainy and after a week of inaugural hijinks, like the rest of the press corpses, we are hungover and tired, tired, tired.

Because we’ll be covering Saturday’s Equality Summit here in California, where we’ll be twittering about gay activists yelling at each other about how racist and incompetent they all think each other are, we’ll not have the opportunity to do the only thing that sounds good right now: watching reruns of Las Vegas (don’t look at me that way) and playing video games. Go ahead and judge if you must, but before you do, check out some of the digital hotties that have turned your XBox, PS3 and Wii totally gay.

 

hdkyleartKyle Hyde
Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Poor Kyle: Not only is he trapped on the Nintendo DS console, his former (police) partner has gone missing and the only answers are in a creepy Los Angeles hotel filled with annoying puzzles and overly sensitive guests that keep trying to game over his scruffy blond ass. The game is a really a fun gumshoe detective adventure that’s perfect for people like me who have no hand eye-coordination, but a real knack for asking the right questions.

 

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Nathan Drake

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune , Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Having begun life as Xander to Lara Croft’s Buffy in the Tomb Raider series, Nate Drake’s ventured off onto his own and wound up becoming the more popular character. It’s easy to see why. He’s like Brendan Fraser in The Mummy, but less goofy, mixed with Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones but less, well– old. And how can you not love a guy whose signature catchphrase is, “Aww, crap”?

 

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Prince of Persia

Always a cutie, the perennially nameless Prince of Persia has gone from twink to hunk in the latest installment of the game, which reboots the franchise. Which is funny, because that’s basically what’s happened to Jake Gyllenhaal, who will play the Prince in the upcoming big screen adaptation. Anyway, he’s hot, he can scale walls and he’s a closet Zoroastriast. Maybe not the best dating material, but who has time for dates when you have video games?

 

mug_squallSquall Leonhart
Final Fantasy VIII

We could do a whole post on homoerotic video game characters using the Final Fantasy series alone. The current hero of the series, FF XII’s Vaan is so ridiculously gay that you could use him to start forest fires, but when it comes to virtual dreaminess, Squall Leonhart takes the cake. Not only does he carry something called a ‘gunblade’ (that’s two phallic weapons combined into one!), he broods and takes off his shirt constantly. Best of all, he inspires a brand of cosplay that actually doesn’t seem totally cringe-inducing. Take this dude for example:

 

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All hail our video game future, where straight boys dress up like they’re going to fancy leather bars!

By:           Japhy Grant
On:           Jan 23, 2009
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  • 26 Comments
    • Dubwise
      Dubwise

      Drake is HOT. how can we forget the cutey from the force unleashed?!

      Jan 23, 2009 at 10:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alex the sea turtle
      alex the sea turtle

      Uhh I know I don’t read this stuff in detail but which of those was for the WII? Is that the Hotel Dusk for Nintendo DS?

      I just got a WII during the holidays and need ideas one what to purchase for it. Currently I just have WII Sport. Tennis, Golf and Boxing are getting old.

      Jan 23, 2009 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • P-babe
      P-babe

      You forgot Link from Legend of Zelda. Always a classic, always a hottie, and always in the closet!

      Oh and let us not forget to mention Pitt from Supersmash Brothers.

      Jan 23, 2009 at 11:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hrist
      Hrist

      Being a gamer, I’ve just gotta say…

      The character from FFXII is named “Vaan”, not “Vaal”. (Dude, it’s in the filename!)

      @Alex: I recommend Metroid Prime 3, Super Mario Galaxy, and Okami. Good luck!

      Jan 23, 2009 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe M
      Joe M

      How are these characters “homoerotic”? They’re cute, no question. But I don’t see the homoeroticness here. If I can get all “Princess Bride” on your ass – “I do not think it means what you think it means.” If yer gonna choose homoeroticism in your vid games, start with Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago and the rest of Delta Squad in “Gears of War”. They in love!

      Jan 23, 2009 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AladinSane
      AladinSane

      @Dubwise:

      Well, he is Crashdown in the first season of Battlestar Galactica so you don’t even have to imagine him unpixelated….

      Jan 23, 2009 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dubwise
      Dubwise

      @AladinSane: he was also in one of the last season’s of smallville.

      Jan 23, 2009 at 12:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AladinSane
      AladinSane

      @Dubwise:
      Did not know that. Now if only I watched Smallville…
      :>

      Jan 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mick
      Mick

      And what about this guy Duke Nuke

      Jan 23, 2009 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SBK
      SBK

      Wait, you said you could do a whole post about Final Fantasy characters. CAN you do a whole post! I’ve been a Final Fantasy fan since America’s III (VI in Japan) and I’d totally love to get all geeked-out gay nostalgic to that post!

      Jan 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nick
      Nick

      This is more a post on hot guys than homoeroticism. But in that case you forgot Chris Redfield from the upcoming Resident Evil 5.

      Jan 23, 2009 at 3:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carsen Tyler
      Carsen Tyler

      @alex the sea turtle:

      Wii Fit is fun, but can kill you self esteem. And all the Rayman Rabbid games are fun, and you can play the newest one with your ass, which is hilarious. Cooking Mama is fun too, basically you do cooking and you can play versus. The Medal of Honor games are fun too, because it is a shoot and dodge game. The Harry Potter games are fun too, because you use the Wiimote like it is a wand. Mario Party is good, but it is frustrating how long you play the board game to get to the mini games.

      Jan 23, 2009 at 3:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      @Joe M: “Hero” (does s/he have a name?) on the Fables is as homoerotic you can get considering that you can opt to have only gay sex. Plus s/he’s VERY expressive and fit…those gay stereotypes fit.

      Jan 23, 2009 at 5:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      There was also this, from The Sword of the most fuckable video game characters.

      Jan 23, 2009 at 5:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AladinSane
      AladinSane

      GayGamer.net also had their list of gay characters in video games…

      http://www.gaygamer.net/top_20_gayest_video_game_characters/

      Jan 23, 2009 at 7:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RainbowPhoenix
      RainbowPhoenix

      You’re doing a list of homoerotic male video game characters, and you left out Joachim from “Shadow Hearts: Covenant”? What were you thinking?

      Jan 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Distingué Traces
      Distingué Traces

      Persona series, yo!

      THE STEAM BATH

      Jan 23, 2009 at 9:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Distingué Traces
      Distingué Traces

      @Distingué Traces:

      Oh…I hadn’t actually watched that video before posting it (just heard about it) and having now watched it, it’s a lot more homophobic than homoerotic.

      Jan 23, 2009 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carsen T.
      Carsen T.

      Oh and who can forget Kingdom Hearts, that is at least a little bit homoerotic with a touch of disney. I mean Sora and Riku in Kingdom Hearts 2 were totally all over each other. Also the fandom has hot teenaged boys totally making out with each other for either more money or girl’s and boy’s numbers at the Cons. But then again a lot about the anime fandom, can lead to homoerotic situations. Like Yaoi-con were they auction off hot boys and drag kings in the name of charity.

      Jan 23, 2009 at 10:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shark
      Shark

      I’m with Joe M. Squall aside, the rest of these guys just seem straight as an arrow to me.

      If you really want homoerotic, then there’s Army of Two and Gears of Wars; Raiden and Vamp; Kingdom Hearts and Shadow HEarts have already been pointed out…Saints Row has you really protective over Carlos, in Mass Effect you can have lots of intense staring with Kaiden, Dante and Vergil (and a bit of Nero) from DMC (confounds me you don’t have them here), SF’s Ryu and Ken, KOF’s Iori and Kyo, the two sisters from Fatal Frame 2 are creepily close, Wesker seems to enjoy getting his hands on Chris Redfield (who is currently wearing the tightest shirt known to man) as often as he can, Leon and Luis from RE4 have been the object of many a fanfic, let’s just throw in Steve Burnside and Carlos Oliviera in there (tentacle rape all the way?) and, huh, can’t think of anymore. Anyone else got a list?

      Jan 24, 2009 at 12:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rigato
      Rigato

      Um where the hell is Kaim from Lost Odyssey?! Talk about a man! Rawr

      Jan 24, 2009 at 2:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • anyankafan
      anyankafan

      Please Drake has nothing to do with Tomb Raider. That wannabe has nothing on Lara Croft, regardless of his penis (which to some makes him more attractive but to me makes him more bland. chicks with guns rule)
      He is in no assosciated with the franchise, and is no way more popular than Lara. In the slightest.

      On a more ontopic note, most of these guys are pretty meh. There are plenty of sexier video game heroes out there.
      Dante anyone? Little Devil May Cry?

      Jan 24, 2009 at 2:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alco
      Alco

      For me it would definitely be Kaidan Alenko from Mass Effect. He’s just a secondary character but I played a female just to be able to flirt and eventually have sex with him.
      Another hottie is Frank West from Dead Rising, hmmmm…

      Jan 24, 2009 at 7:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tallskin
      Tallskin

      All the Final Fantasy games from 7 onwards are very homoerotic.

      I think it was FF 8 where the teenage hero and his best “friend’ become enemies and the ex-friend captures the boy and hangs him in chains and tortures him!

      Phew!

      Jan 25, 2009 at 8:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gaz
      Gaz

      Good list but I have to say the HOTTEST male character of all is Chris Redfield on Resident Evil 5…I mean seriously wow.

      Jun 30, 2009 at 11:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      MAXIMO. Cute, stupid, powerful…. makes nice little noises when hits things…

      Jun 30, 2009 at 11:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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