{Hot Guy Hotline} List of Gadfly Characters and Descriptions

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.

Pick Your Gadfly

Joker~no Kuni no Alice

  • Specifically Joker no Kuni no Alice, Omochabako, Daiya, Daiya Mirror World
  • Consoles: PC and PSP
  • English Version?: No

My favorite man of all time. While his character is deep and complex, Gadfly is certainly a characteristic that applies to him. He’s bored, and what better way to relieve boredom than to see people’s reactions? People are always changing, and as someone who has lived an uncountable amount of time, Joker likes to see new things.

Blood Dupre~no Kuni no Alice

  • (All Alice games)
  • Consoles: PC, PSP, PSVita
  • English Version?: Yes for Anniversary no Kuni no Alice

He is truly a classy Gadfly. Rather than pick on people to get a good laugh, he flirts with people to get a fun reaction. Classy trash.

Ace~no Kuni no Alice

  • (All Alice games)
  • Consoles: PC, PSP, PSVita
  • English Version?: Yes for Anniversary no Kuni no Alice

Ace just does what he wants when he wants it. He always stirs the pot and purposefully goads people.

Boris Airay~no Kuni no Alice

  • (All Alice games)
  • Consoles: PC, PSP, PSVita
  • English Version?: Yes for Anniversary no Kuni no Alice

Boris gets a kick out of being mischievous and goads people a lot as well (though not anywhere near as much as Ace).

Loki Laevatein~Kamigami no Asobi

  • Consoles: PSP and PSVita
  • English Version?: No (Though the anime has official English subs)

Loki is the pinnacle of Gadfly-ness. Look at him. Look at this ho. He just looks like he’s going to tease someone at all times. He pulls pranks on people and loves seeing them overreact. He’s also sassy, which I love. 10/10, would be trash with him.

Souji Okita~Hakuouki

  • Consoles: PC, PSP, PSVita, 3DS, and PS3
  • English Version?: Yes

Souji is a bit more reserved than Loki in his Gadfly-ness, but oh boy, does he still count. He steals Hijikata’s poetry and dramatically reads it. He casually tells people he doesn’t remember their loved ones even though he killed them a few days ago. He is just such trash.

Kageyuki Shiraishi~Collar x Malice

  • Consoles: PSVita
  • English Version?: Yes

This man’s job is to read people’s emotions and reactions, so why not make them fun reactions? He purposely asks leading questions, words things awkwardly and just generally is a turd. And I love him for it.

Okazaki Kei~Collar x Malice

  • Consoles: PSVita
  • English Version?: Yes

While not as much of a Gadfly as Shiraishi, Kei certainly has some tendencies, often saying things he knows will provoke others.

Itsuki Kagami~Norn9

  • Consoles: PSVita and PSP
  • English Version?: Yes (PSVita version)

Itsuki is a good combination of flirty and Gadlfy-ie, while also being a bro. Sure he says things to get a rise out of people, but he’s also one of the most genuinely nice people on this list.

Ron Muroboshi~Norn9

  • Consoles: PSVita and PSP
  • English Version?: Yes (PSVita version)

Ron says things to get a rise out of people, but he does it mainly because he’s just a turd. He toes the line between “Gadfly” and “Troll”.

Kakeru Yuiga~Norn9

  • Consoles: PSVita and PSP
  • English Version?: Yes (PSVita version)

Like Ron, Kakeru is on the fence between “Gadfly” and “Troll”, but he’s still pretty entertaining.

Arséne Lupin~Code Realize

  • Consoles: PSVita, PS4, and PC
  • English Version?: Yes

Lupin is a milder Gadfly in that he mainly only teases Cardia and the police, but he is still a solid Gadfly character.

Herlock Sholmes~Code Realize

  • Consoles: PSVita, PS4, and PC
  • English Version?: Yes

Sholmes is like…a selective Gadfly. He’s really only a Gadfly when Lupin is around, but he’s such a Gadfly around Lupin that it has made him my favorite character in the series.

Hikage~Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly

  • Consoles: PSVita and PC
  • English Version?: Yes

Hikage can be quite sassy and does pick on others for his own amusement, but he does so with negative intent as he feels superior to the others. He’s enough to get your Gadfly senses tingling though.

Karasuba~Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly

  • Consoles: PSVita and PC
  • English Version?: Yes

Karasuba flirts with the MC incessantly for the lols and also picks fights with others because he thinks it’s funny. He felt like more of a Gadfly to me than Hikage.

Alvaro Garay~Wand of Fortune

  • Consoles: PSVita, PSP, PS2 and Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

Alvaro is a womanizer and a player and a flirt and a tease and he’s great. Would recommend.

Laito Sakamaki~Diabolik Lovers

  • Consoles: PSVita, PSP, and PS4
  • English Version?: No

Is Laito a Gadfly? Yes, probably, but he also is one of the most negative Gadflys you’ll see. Sure, he tries to get a rise out of people, but he also has negative intent for almost everything he does. So, while he is probably a Gadfly, you also have to be okay with him being one with the full intention of hurting others.

Asagiri~The Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya

  • Consoles: PSVita, Switch, PC, and Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

Given the nature of The Men of Yoshiwara games, a lot of the guys have some Gadfly tendencies but Asagiri tries to get reactions out of people noticeably more than the others.

Kyrie~Ozmafia

  • Consoles: PC and PSVita
  • English Version?: Yes (PC version)

Honestly, I had mixed opinions on Kyrie. While he has Gadfly tendencies, he feels more like he has negative intent. He wants to get a laugh out of demeaning people, but he also says things sometimes just to hurt others. Some days I love him and others I hate him.

Eltcreed Valentin~Steam Prison

  • Consoles: PC and PSVita
  • English Version?: Yes

NOTE: I haven’t played this game yet, but I was told by a user on the Otome Games reddit that he fits the description. I will insert a better description later once I have played the game.

Lucia~Moujuutsukai to Ouji-sama

  • Consoles: PS2, PSP, PC, Phone, PSVita, and Switch
  • English Version?: Yes

NOTE: I haven’t played this game yet, but he sounds like he fits the description. I will insert a better description later once I have played the game (if I ever do |D).

Ikki~Amnesia

  • Consoles: PC, PSVita, Phone, PSP
  • English Version?: Yes

Ikki teases the heroine, mainly on his own route, and is definitely a flirt. Basically all of his teasing is for a romantic reason, which is a nice contrast from some of the other characters on this list.

The Count~Halloween Otome

  • Consoles: PC
  • English Version?: Yes

He’s a selective Gadfly. He’s naturally flirty, but he also purposely goads Mr. Bandages. A gentlemen Gadfly.

Asmodée~Midnight’s Café

  • Consoles: PC
  • English Version?: Yes

Asmodée is flirty and is loves getting fun reactions out of people.

Deon d’Lockes~Locked Heart

  • Consoles: PC
  • English Version?: Yes

Deon is more on the “just straight-up flirty” side, but if you’re a Gadfly fan, then he has enough Gadfly-ness to satisfy you some.

Kyle Yang~Animal Lover

  • Consoles: PC
  • English Version?: Yes

NOTE: I haven’t played this game yet, but I was told by a user on the Otome Games reddit that he fits the description. I will insert a better description later once I have played the game.

Corvin Beltran~Changeling

  • Consoles: PC
  • English Version?: Yes

NOTE: I haven’t played this game yet, but I was told by a user on the Otome Games reddit that he fits the description. I will insert a better description later once I have played the game.

Arashiro Mamoru~Pub Encounter

  • Consoles: PC, Phone, Switch
  • English Version?: Yes

NOTE: I haven’t played this game yet, but I was told by a user on the Otome Games reddit that he fits the description. I will insert a better description later once I have played the game.

 

707~Mystic Messenger

  • Consoles: Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

NOTE: I haven’t played this game yet, but 707 likes to tease people a lot, so he’d probably satisfy some of your Gadfly needs. Also, the link for 707 links to the game’s VNDB page rather than his character VNDB page because the character page spoils his real name.

Seth Hyde~Ikemen Revolution

  • Consoles: Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

NOTE: I haven’t played this game yet, but I was told by a user on the Otome Games reddit that he fits the description, and some of my friends. I will insert a better description later once I have played the game (if I ever do |D), but I have seen screenshots, and he definitely fits the bill.

Edgar Bright~Ikemen Revolution

  • Consoles: Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

NOTE: I haven’t played this game yet, but I was told by a friend that he works, and I have seen screenshots, so he definitely counts. I will insert a better description later once I have played the game (if I ever do |D)

Loki Genetta~Ikemen Revolution

  • Consoles: Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

NOTE: I haven’t played this game yet, but I have seen screenshots, so he definitely counts. I will insert a better description later once I have played the game (if I ever do |D)

Akechi Mitsuhide~Ikemen Sengoku

  • Consoles: Phone, PSVita
  • English Version?: Yes (phone)

NOTE: I haven’t played this game yet, but I was told by a user on the Otome Games reddit that he fits the description. I will insert a better description later once I have played the game (if I ever do |D).

 

Shingen Takeda~Ikemen Sengoku

  • Consoles: Phone, PSVita
  • English Version?: Yes (phone)

NOTE: I haven’t played this game yet, but I was told by a user on the Otome Games reddit that he fits the description. I will insert a better description later once I have played the game (if I ever do |D).

Partheno~Star Crossed Myth

  • Consoles: Phone, PSVita
  • English Version?: Yes

Partheno is the leader of the Virgo constellation who is a flirty tease. He’s some good trash. NOTE: I haven’t played this game, but I’ve seen enough of his content to know he’d count.

Teorus~Star Crossed Myth

  • Consoles: Phone, PSVita
  • English Version?: Yes

Teorus’ sin was craving too much love, and he seeks out love from as many woman as possible. Like Partheno, he teases a lot and is a womanizer. He’s alsu the leader of the Taurus constellation, so I guess you could say that he’s horny. NOTE: I haven’t played this game, but I’m pretty sure he would count.

Kyosuke Takatsukasa~Rose in the Embers

  • Consoles: Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

Kyosuke ia a nobleman who is a tease and goes about things in the most flamboyant and overzealous way possible. NOTE: I haven’t played this game, so a description that summarized and this character were provided by a kind redditor.

Kazuomi Shido~Masquerade Kiss

  • Consoles: Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

Kazuomi is a resort owner who likes taking risks, throws a lot of parties, and likes exploiting the weaknesses of people. Sounds like and edgy Gatsby to me. NOTE: I haven’t played this game, so a description that summarized and this character were provided by a kind redditor.

Mitsunari Baba~Kissed by the Baddest Bidder

  • Consoles: Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

Baba is a gentleman thief who likes toying with detectives and other criminals, as well as his friends. NOTE: I haven’t played this game, so a description that summarized and this character were provided by a kind redditor.

Yukuhisa Maki~Irresistible Mistakes

  • Consoles: Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

Maki is a psychologist who can read people really well and likes using the things he picks up as a means of teasing people. Sounds similar to Shraishi from Collar x Malice. NOTE: I haven’t played this game, so a description that summarized and this character were provided by a kind redditor.

Ryoichi Hirose~Seduced in the Sleepless City

  • Consoles: Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

Hirose is a romance novelist who likes to tease and be snarky with people. Some of his teasing can border sexual harassment though, so be warned. NOTE: I haven’t played this game, so a description that summarized and this character were provided by a kind redditor.

Hiroki Eniwa~My Last First Kiss

  • Consoles: Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

Hiroki enjoys messing with his friends, and is a ladies’ man, but is a good guy at heart. NOTE: I haven’t played this game, so a description that summarized and this character were provided by a kind redditor.

Hazuki Tojo~Love Brings You Home

  • Consoles: Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

A professional cuddler, Hazuki has women fall for him as a means of getting free room and board. Naturally, he likes to tease women and takes advantage of others. NOTE: I haven’t played this game, so a description that summarized and this character were provided by a kind redditor.

Katsuyuki Kyobashi~Metro PD

  • Consoles: Phone
  • English Version?: Yes

Kyobashi is a player who says he has a girl for every day of the week. He is also a profiler who uses his abilities to provoke others. NOTE: I haven’t played this game, so a description that summarized and this character were provided by a kind redditor.

Mistel~Story of Seasons

  • Consoles: 3DS
  • English Version?: Yes

While it doesn’t come out much initially, once dating, Mistel shows some Gadfly tendencies, flirting with the MC to get her to blush for his entertainment.

Leon~Rune Factory 4

  • Consoles: 3DS and Switch
  • English Version?: Yes

Leon loves flirting to get a rise out of people. Very wholesome Gadfly.

If you know of another Gadfly, or have info I should add about existing characters, please tell me!

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