When you see a guy pick on or provoke someone else until they give a funny reaction, do you laugh along with the guy? Do you like flirty trash? Do you gravitate toward the guys who flirt with everyone, full-well knowing that they’re trash but you want some of dat anyway?
Then the Gadfly Guy is for you!
Still confused? Allow me to elaborate!
A Gadfly is a character who frequently does things or says things in order to provoke others, make others have a reaction the Gadfly finds funny, or just to pick on people for the heck of it. They are often the tease of the game and are flirty and sassy, making flirty jokes in order to provoke, etc. Most of the time they want attention and do Gadfly things in order for people to notice them. The Gadfly description often includes characters who are mischievous, manipulative, womanizers, players, sly, sarcastic, superficial, and sharp-tongued. (You can read more on the TvTropes page).
While there are a decent amount of Gadflys out there in the otome world, there aren’t as many as one would think. There are plentiful flirty guys in otome games, but since Gadflys require the provocation aspect, there aren’t as many of them.
But fear not! For I have compiled a list of all the Gadflys I have experienced/heard about, including brief descriptions of each and my thoughts on them so you can see who’s the right Gadfly for you!
Each character lists their game, the consoles the games are available on, if the game has an English version, links to the VNDB page for that character in hyperlink on their name (if applicable), and for indie games the game titles will have links to the store/download pages.