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28 Of The Best Bisexual Characters On Television

"I mean, it's called LGBTQ for a reason."

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1. Rosa Diaz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Best quality: She's bad-fucking-ass. Notable quote: "You can hate people and still think they're hot." Bistory: After dating Marcus (Nick Cannon) and being engaged to Pimento (Jason Mantzoukas), she started dating a woman and came out as bi to the squad.
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Best quality: She's bad-fucking-ass.

Notable quote: "You can hate people and still think they're hot."

Bistory: After dating Marcus (Nick Cannon) and being engaged to Pimento (Jason Mantzoukas), she started dating a woman and came out as bi to the squad.

2. Tara Thornton (True Blood)

Best quality: She's the smartest person in Bon Temps. Notable quote: "I am many things, but sweet ain't one of them."Bistory: After a history with men, Tara gets involved with her maker, Pam (who is also bi).
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Best quality: She's the smartest person in Bon Temps.

Notable quote: "I am many things, but sweet ain't one of them."

Bistory: After a history with men, Tara gets involved with her maker, Pam (who is also bi).

3. Captain Jack Harkness (Doctor Who & Torchwood)

Best quality: Charm. Notable quote: "Sorry, old man! I gotta go meet a girl... But you've got an excellent bottom, too!"Bistory: Jack has been around for hundreds of years, so his list of lovers is quite extensive.
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Best quality: Charm.

Notable quote: "Sorry, old man! I gotta go meet a girl... But you've got an excellent bottom, too!"

Bistory: Jack has been around for hundreds of years, so his list of lovers is quite extensive.

4. Inara Serra (Firefly)

Best quality: Being a constantly soothing presence in an otherwise tumultuous living situation.Notable quote: "One of the virtues of not being puritanical about sex is not feeling embarrassed afterwards."Bistory: Inara is a Companion (a courtesan who is well-educated and well-respected) who is in charge of choosing her clients, which have been men and women.
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Best quality: Being a constantly soothing presence in an otherwise tumultuous living situation.

Notable quote: "One of the virtues of not being puritanical about sex is not feeling embarrassed afterwards."

Bistory: Inara is a Companion (a courtesan who is well-educated and well-respected) who is in charge of choosing her clients, which have been men and women.

5. Lorna Morello (Orange is the New Black)

Best quality: Lovable AF. Notable quote: "You don't go Jessica Simpson when you've got Rihanna."Bistory: In-between an unhealthy obsession with Christopher and an impromptu marriage to Vince, Lorna spends much of her prison career hooking up with Nicky. Of course, the show never explicitly says she's bi (classic OITNB), but we're all rooting for Team Licky (no word on how official that ship name is).
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Best quality: Lovable AF.

Notable quote: "You don't go Jessica Simpson when you've got Rihanna."

Bistory: In-between an unhealthy obsession with Christopher and an impromptu marriage to Vince, Lorna spends much of her prison career hooking up with Nicky. Of course, the show never explicitly says she's bi (classic OITNB), but we're all rooting for Team Licky (no word on how official that ship name is).

6. Clarke Griffin (The 100)

Best quality: She's a natural leader.Notable quote: "You say having feelings makes me weak, but you're weak for hiding them."Bistory: Clarke falls in love with both men and women throughout the show, but more importantly: LEXA DESERVED BETTER.
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Best quality: She's a natural leader.

Notable quote: "You say having feelings makes me weak, but you're weak for hiding them."

Bistory: Clarke falls in love with both men and women throughout the show, but more importantly: LEXA DESERVED BETTER.

7. James Flint (Black Sails)

Best quality: He's a feared pirate captain!Notable quote: "We will have been for nothing. Defined by their histories distorted to fit into their narrative until all that is left of us are the monsters in the stories they tell their children."Bistory: The reveal of Flint's past relationship with a man was not only a big series twist, but a huge piece to the puzzle of his backstory.
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Best quality: He's a feared pirate captain!

Notable quote: "We will have been for nothing. Defined by their histories distorted to fit into their narrative until all that is left of us are the monsters in the stories they tell their children."

Bistory: The reveal of Flint's past relationship with a man was not only a big series twist, but a huge piece to the puzzle of his backstory.

8. Alex Kelly (The O.C.)

Best quality: Ummm, she's Oliva Wilde. Notable quote: "That's sweet. It's pathetic, but sweet."Bistory: Kudos to Alex for scoring dates with Seth AND Marissa, half of The O.C. core four. (Honestly, the relationship between Alex and Marissa was an unfortunate disservice to us all, but I'm not NOT going to include this 2004-era photo of Olivia Wilde).
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Best quality: Ummm, she's Oliva Wilde.

Notable quote: "That's sweet. It's pathetic, but sweet."

Bistory: Kudos to Alex for scoring dates with Seth AND Marissa, half of The O.C. core four. (Honestly, the relationship between Alex and Marissa was an unfortunate disservice to us all, but I'm not NOT going to include this 2004-era photo of Olivia Wilde).

9. Pam Poovey (Archer)

Best quality: She's fucking hilarious and unapologetic.Notable quote: "You can't put a price on good pussy."Bistory: Pam has slept with pretty much every single character on the show. Way to go, Pam.
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Best quality: She's fucking hilarious and unapologetic.

Notable quote: "You can't put a price on good pussy."

Bistory: Pam has slept with pretty much every single character on the show. Way to go, Pam.

10. Nico Minoru (Marvel's Runaways)

Best quality: She wields a magic staff and looks cool doing it. Notable quote: "Some people hide behind makeup, others behind a smile. It's still hiding."Bistory: The show is still super new, but her passionate kiss with Karolina (after things teetered out with Alex) is enough to earn her a spot on this list.
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Best quality: She wields a magic staff and looks cool doing it.

Notable quote: "Some people hide behind makeup, others behind a smile. It's still hiding."

Bistory: The show is still super new, but her passionate kiss with Karolina (after things teetered out with Alex) is enough to earn her a spot on this list.

11. Felix Gaeta (Battlestar Galactica)

Best quality: His early days as an idealist. Notable quote: "I started this, and I'll see it through! Now get on that frakking ship!"Bistory: He had some brief encounters with women on the show, but the good stuff came when he dated Lieutenant Hoshi, a man, in the webisodes that aired between season breaks. Fun fact: the concept of being "out" doesn't exist in the BSG universe because nobody gives AF who you date.
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Best quality: His early days as an idealist.

Notable quote: "I started this, and I'll see it through! Now get on that frakking ship!"

Bistory: He had some brief encounters with women on the show, but the good stuff came when he dated Lieutenant Hoshi, a man, in the webisodes that aired between season breaks. Fun fact: the concept of being "out" doesn't exist in the BSG universe because nobody gives AF who you date.

12. Angela Montenegro (Bones)

Best quality: She's a free spirit.Notable quote: "We make our lives out of chaos and hope and love."Bistory: Before marrying Jack, Angela had a serious relationship with Roxie Lyon, a romance that was rekindled from their art school days.
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Best quality: She's a free spirit.

Notable quote: "We make our lives out of chaos and hope and love."

Bistory: Before marrying Jack, Angela had a serious relationship with Roxie Lyon, a romance that was rekindled from their art school days.

13. Ilana Wexler (Broad City)

Best quality: She does whatever TF she wants.Notable quote: “I know you from your ass better than I know your face.”Bistory: She gets it on with tons of different folks, but her most noteworthy sexual encounter was hooking up with her doppelganger (played by Alia Shawkat).
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Best quality: She does whatever TF she wants.

Notable quote: “I know you from your ass better than I know your face.”

Bistory: She gets it on with tons of different folks, but her most noteworthy sexual encounter was hooking up with her doppelganger (played by Alia Shawkat).

14. Darryl Whitefeather (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)

Best quality: Good, goofy dad. Notable quote: "I am bisexual! I'm going for drinks with this gay man, whom I have a crush on."Bistory: After going through a divorce, Darryl comes out as bi and starts dating Josh Wilson.
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Best quality: Good, goofy dad.

Notable quote: "I am bisexual! I'm going for drinks with this gay man, whom I have a crush on."

Bistory: After going through a divorce, Darryl comes out as bi and starts dating Josh Wilson.

15. Stella Gibson (The Fall)

Best quality: She's a kickass detective and feminist icon. Also, she's GILLIAN FUCKING ANDERSON. Notable quote: "The basic human form is female. Maleness is a kind of birth defect."Bistory: She's a little too busy hunting deranged serial killers to settle down, but she has some torrid affairs and her moments with Reed are top-notch sexy.
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Best quality: She's a kickass detective and feminist icon. Also, she's GILLIAN FUCKING ANDERSON.

Notable quote: "The basic human form is female. Maleness is a kind of birth defect."

Bistory: She's a little too busy hunting deranged serial killers to settle down, but she has some torrid affairs and her moments with Reed are top-notch sexy.

16. Sara Lance (Arrow & Legends of Tomorrow)

Best quality: She's an assassin turned vigilante, so she's preeeeeety tough.Notable quote: "Remember, legends never die."Bistory: She was the first character in the cinematic D.C. universe to come out as queer. Her big relationships were with Nyssa al Ghul and Leonard Snart.
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Best quality: She's an assassin turned vigilante, so she's preeeeeety tough.

Notable quote: "Remember, legends never die."

Bistory: She was the first character in the cinematic D.C. universe to come out as queer. Her big relationships were with Nyssa al Ghul and Leonard Snart.

17. Callie Torres (Grey's Anatomy)

Best quality: That smile. (Oh, and she saves lives and stuff.) Notable quote: "So, I'm bisexual. So what? It's a thing and it's real. I mean, it's called LGBTQ for a reason. There's a 'b' in there and it doesn't mean 'badass'. Okay, it kind of does, but it also means 'bi'." Bistory: After an unfortunate marriage to George, Callie explores her sexuality with Erica, eventually marries Arizona, and then ends up with Penny. There are some other hook-ups in there, but it's Grey's, so it's hard to keep track.
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Best quality: That smile. (Oh, and she saves lives and stuff.)

Notable quote: "So, I'm bisexual. So what? It's a thing and it's real. I mean, it's called LGBTQ for a reason. There's a 'b' in there and it doesn't mean 'badass'. Okay, it kind of does, but it also means 'bi'."

Bistory: After an unfortunate marriage to George, Callie explores her sexuality with Erica, eventually marries Arizona, and then ends up with Penny. There are some other hook-ups in there, but it's Grey's, so it's hard to keep track.

18. Eleanor Shellstrop (The Good Place)

Best quality: Her willingness to change.Notable quote: "It is so easy to live with a lie. I once pretended to have a terminal illness to meet Scott Wolf at a Sunglass Hut. Victimless crime."Bistory: While they never explicitly say she's bisexual, she is openly attracted to Tahani. One of the show's funniest moments is when they reveal that her ideal sexual partner would be Stone Cold Steve Austin’s head on Tahani’s body... or vice versa.
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Best quality: Her willingness to change.

Notable quote: "It is so easy to live with a lie. I once pretended to have a terminal illness to meet Scott Wolf at a Sunglass Hut. Victimless crime."

Bistory: While they never explicitly say she's bisexual, she is openly attracted to Tahani. One of the show's funniest moments is when they reveal that her ideal sexual partner would be Stone Cold Steve Austin’s head on Tahani’s body... or vice versa.

19. Annalise Keating (How to Get Away With Murder)

Best quality: Confidence. Also, she's VIOLA DAVIS.Notable quote: "What you don't understand is not my concern."Bistory: She's dated men and women on the show, most notably Famke Janssen (JEAN FREAKING GREY).
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Best quality: Confidence. Also, she's VIOLA DAVIS.

Notable quote: "What you don't understand is not my concern."

Bistory: She's dated men and women on the show, most notably Famke Janssen (JEAN FREAKING GREY).

20. Oberyn Martell (Game of Thrones)

Best quality: Pretty much everything he says or does is sexy.Notable quote: "When it comes to war, I fight for Dorne. When it comes to love... I don't choose sides."Bistory: He shares many lovers with his paramour, Ellaria Sand.
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Best quality: Pretty much everything he says or does is sexy.

Notable quote: "When it comes to war, I fight for Dorne. When it comes to love... I don't choose sides."

Bistory: He shares many lovers with his paramour, Ellaria Sand.

21. Syd Feldman (Transparent)

Best quality: She's played by bisexual icon, Carrie Brownstein. Notable quote: “I feel terrible constantly, constantly. I, like, don’t even exist in this. You’re not listening to me.” Bistory: She gets involved with one too many Pfeffermans. She sleeps with Josh but is in love with Ali, and they both end up treating her like garbage. SHE DESERVED BETTER.
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Best quality: She's played by bisexual icon, Carrie Brownstein.

Notable quote: “I feel terrible constantly, constantly. I, like, don’t even exist in this. You’re not listening to me.”

Bistory: She gets involved with one too many Pfeffermans. She sleeps with Josh but is in love with Ali, and they both end up treating her like garbage. SHE DESERVED BETTER.

22. Waverly Earp (Wynonna Earp)

Best quality: Her positive energy.Notable quote: "No, I get it. You're a lesbian, not a unicorn, right?"Bistory: After dumping her trash ex-boyfriend whose name I don't care to remember, she enters a passionate relationship with Nicole Haught, and it's THE BEEEEST.
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Best quality: Her positive energy.

Notable quote: "No, I get it. You're a lesbian, not a unicorn, right?"

Bistory: After dumping her trash ex-boyfriend whose name I don't care to remember, she enters a passionate relationship with Nicole Haught, and it's THE BEEEEST.

23. Kalinda Sharma (The Good Wife)

Best quality: She's mysterious. Notable quote: "Nobody ever tells the full truth, ever."Bistory: While her romantic history is expansive, her love triangle with Lana and Cary is super noteworthy.
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Best quality: She's mysterious.

Notable quote: "Nobody ever tells the full truth, ever."

Bistory: While her romantic history is expansive, her love triangle with Lana and Cary is super noteworthy.

24. Bob Belcher (Bob's Burgers)

Best quality: Great chef, good dad.Notable quote: "I'm straight. I mean, I'm mostly straight. And I'm married. But if I wasn't... who am I kidding, you're out of my league."Bistory: While Bob's sexuality is up for debate, he has undeniable moments of being attracted to men. His love for Linda is eternal, though, so we'll probably never get a legit confirmation. STILL COUNTS.
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Best quality: Great chef, good dad.

Notable quote: "I'm straight. I mean, I'm mostly straight. And I'm married. But if I wasn't... who am I kidding, you're out of my league."

Bistory: While Bob's sexuality is up for debate, he has undeniable moments of being attracted to men. His love for Linda is eternal, though, so we'll probably never get a legit confirmation. STILL COUNTS.

25. Delphine Cormier (Orphan Black)

Best quality: Loyalty. Notable quote: "Defy them, live your life with every ounce of passion that I know that you have. They will never own you."Bistory: Her initial hesitation in entering a same-sex relationship dissolves pretty quickly, and her love for Cosima becomes a highlight of the entire series.
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Best quality: Loyalty.

Notable quote: "Defy them, live your life with every ounce of passion that I know that you have. They will never own you."

Bistory: Her initial hesitation in entering a same-sex relationship dissolves pretty quickly, and her love for Cosima becomes a highlight of the entire series.

26. Countess Elizabeth & Will Drake (American Horror Story: Hotel)

Best quality: Ummm, she's a glamorous vampire played by Lady Gaga. He's cool, too.Notable quote: "I’m going to be blunt—your father is bisexual. People think that word means something dirty, but it doesn’t." - DrakeBistory: She's been alive for quite some time (because vampire) so her list of lovers is quite long. He's initially introduced as gay, but eventually comes out as bi, stating he feared biphobia.
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Best quality: Ummm, she's a glamorous vampire played by Lady Gaga. He's cool, too.

Notable quote: "I’m going to be blunt—your father is bisexual. People think that word means something dirty, but it doesn’t." - Drake

Bistory: She's been alive for quite some time (because vampire) so her list of lovers is quite long. He's initially introduced as gay, but eventually comes out as bi, stating he feared biphobia.

27. Nova Bordelon (Queen Sugar)

Best quality: Her strong convictions. (Way to make the list twice, Rutina Wesley.)Notable quote: "Remaining silent when one must speak is the slow death of freedom."Bistory: She has strong romantic arcs with both Calvin and Chantal.
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Best quality: Her strong convictions. (Way to make the list twice, Rutina Wesley.)

Notable quote: "Remaining silent when one must speak is the slow death of freedom."

Bistory: She has strong romantic arcs with both Calvin and Chantal.

28. Karen Walker (Will & Grace)

Best quality: Everything. She is perfect.Notable quote: "It's time to get your head out of the dumps, and your legs in the air." Bistory: Unsurprisingly, they never officially announce Karen's sexuality, but the hints aren't subtle. Also, we would be foolish if we didn't try to claim her as our own.
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Best quality: Everything. She is perfect.

Notable quote: "It's time to get your head out of the dumps, and your legs in the air."

Bistory: Unsurprisingly, they never officially announce Karen's sexuality, but the hints aren't subtle. Also, we would be foolish if we didn't try to claim her as our own.

Do you have a favorite bisexual TV character that didn't make the list? Do you think any of these characters were mislabeled as bi? Tell us in the comments!

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