Anon English Major
: You guys might wanna look at some of Baudelaire's poetry - he's got some complex about lesbian vampires that might provide a good quote for this page, and also more justification for the name.
: (after deleting his earlier comment) I seem to recall that the blonde
is usually the evil one, and the brunette is the good girl...
BT The P
: Maybe now. I remember specifically the Lil Abner
: I was remembering a number of teen movies from the 1980s, most notably the Scott Baio vehicle Zapped!
— the blonde is virtually always the vicious girl the hero desires who hurts or betrays him, while the brunette is always the platonic friend who binds his metaphoric wounds and eventually wins his heart, although he doesn't notice her beauty at first.
I lean toward the evil-blonde side, a bit. It is pretty clear, though, that the wholesome lady and the vamp are always on opposite sides of the hair-colour spectrum.
: Maybe this goes in cycles, with one set of hair color assignments being dominant for a decade or so, then getting more and more subverted until the subversion becomes the trope for a while, which itself then gets subverted back to the original, and so on and so on? Because I remember when watching The Mask
when it first hit the theaters being surprised that the blonde gangster's girlfriend turned out to be the good girl, and the brunette friend of the hero was the one who betrayed him...
: Nifty observation! There is probably something for Meta here about Cyclic Trope
. // later : I snagged it.
: <sigh> I was too busy this week to whip up a new entry. Looks good, though of course I had to add my own touch. <grin>
Bookworm: What would be a good name for a male villain who tries to seduce a female hero? I know it's been done (never as interesting or effective, sure, but still...).
might have been good, once, but it's now assigned to a behavior type. If you know of examples, well, then, the best-known of them might make for a good name.
: I changed the Femme Fatale
reference from "redeemable" to "somewhat more sympathetic" because the majority of femme fatales go unredeemed, but there's still some spark of humanity in them, such as an explanation for their actions or Pet the Dog
moments. The Vamp
is just evil through and through; she's a vampire and nothing more.
- The Metal Gear Solid series features a (male) character codenamed Vamp, who fits aspects of this trope while being an actual vampire in the sense that he drinks blood and is also bisexual, playing off of an older use of the term.
Hmm? Never heard that one before.
: Medea was honestly in love with Jason and a valuable ally... while he was a Walking the Earth
hero. Afterwards, when he dumped her, she Murdered The Hypotenuse
, which makes her a villain in some eyes, but not of The Vamp
type. If anything, Jason callously used her
for his own means.
: What would the male equivalent of this trope be? The Pride and Prejudice
entry specifies a "rare male example", but the protagonist of Cruel Intentions
also seems to qualify, at least until he gets some juicy character development. I'm sure there are others.