Hello, all you lovely people! Today is Bi Visibility Day, and in honor of that, I’ve put together a list of some badass bisexual characters from television.
This is far from a comprehensive list, of course! I wanted to focus mainly on shows that are currently airing (or where the bi character is still there), and characters that were confirmed to be bisexual (as in, outright labeled themselves as bi or have dated people from different genders). There are many more bisexual characters out there!
Also, I do not watch all of these shows personally, so I apologize if some of the descriptions are a little lacking.
These are in no particular order:
Rosa Diaz, Brooklyn 99
Rosa is the biggest badass at the 99th precinct, and her coming out led to a lot of people freaking out (in a good way!). Rosa had previously dated men on the show, but then, she is notoriously private about every aspect of her personal life.
Magnus Bane, Shadowhunters
Magnus is the charming, flirtatious, flamboyant warlock who seduced by-the-book Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood into accepting his sexuality and abandoning his loveless political marriage. Magnus is unapologetic about who he is (and his makeup is on point).
Korra and Asami, The Legend of Korra
The show may have ended without Korrasami explicitly being confirmed as canon (although, really, come on), but the comics that have continued their story are allowed to be more overt, and they don’t shy away from the relationship.
Darryl Whitefeather, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Darryl is a great example of how you can live much of your life thinking that you’re one way until something comes along and makes you question it. The man has his own theme song about being bisexual, which should be adopted as the official bisexual theme song, if it hasn’t been already.
Waverly Earp, Wynonna Earp
Waverly is half of one of Tumblr’s favorite ships: Wayhaught. I don’t even watch the show and I can tell that they’re amazing.
Clarke Griffin, The 100
Clarke’s sexuality has never been an issue or caused a problem with other characters. Supposedly the future is way more liberal about labels, but despite producers’ insistence of this, Clarke remains the only canonically bisexual character on the show.
Sara Lance, Legends of Tomorrow
Sara is an assassin and vigilante with mad game. She was the first canonically queer character in the DCTV universe.
Dude, he is the Morningstar. He’s hardly going to limit himself to just one gender.
Nico Minoru, Marvel’s Runaways
She dates both men and women, and she wields a magic staff. And she does so while looking like a boss.
Robert Sugden, Emmerdale
It was a rocky road for a long time, but after Robert was shot, he got way less murdery and started to accept that he was bisexual and in love with Aaron. He spent a long time insisting he was straight, but now he gets pissed off when you mislabel him as gay.
Eliot Waugh & Margo Hanson, The Magicians
So these two are a) badass awesome magicians and b) like, rulers of an alternate reality that’s kind of like Narnia on steroids. They are also amazing friends and have the kind of relationship I wish I had with my friends.
David Rose, Schitt’s Creek
David is amazing, and I love him to death. I’m giving him an honorary mention because he is pansexual, and not bisexual, but I wanted to include him just so I could show you a clip of this scene because it is perfect.
Leave a comment with your additions to our list! Current characters we may have left off, characters whose shows are current but they aren’t on it anymore, or characters from shows that are no longer airing (but may be found somewhere else for a binge)! And happy Bi Visibility Day to all the bisexuals out there who are not television characters. You are all badasses.
Author: Jamie Sugah
Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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