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19th Sep '16 5:13:50 PM YasminPerry
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->''I know there are women, like my best friends, who would have gotten out of there the minute their boyfriend gave them a gun to hide. But I didn't. I got to admit the truth. It turned me on.''
-->-- '''Karen Hill''', ''[[Film/GoodFellas GoodFellas]]''

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->''I know there are women, ->''"Why do girls always prefer the distant, aloof, handsome, dangerous dudes instead of cheerful chaps like my best friends, who would have gotten out of there the minute their boyfriend gave them a gun to hide. But I didn't. I got to admit the truth. It turned me on.''
me?"''
-->-- '''Karen Hill''', ''[[Film/GoodFellas GoodFellas]]''
'''Creator/RogerEbert''', ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081119/REVIEWS/811199997 review.]]
4th Sep '16 7:51:17 PM manofwarb
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* Katie in Film/WetHotAmericanSummer invokes this trope when choosing Creator/PaulRudd's character over Michael Showalter's nice character. She says she is sixteen and therefore isn't looking for a nice stable boyfriend.



* Played with in the case of Terri Runnels during WWE's Attitude Era. She made her debut as Marlena the valet of her real life husband's Golddust persona. Golddust was a heel. However, after his HeelFaceTurn, Golddust lost Terri for a few days to heel Brian Pillman, but then initially [DefiledForever refused to take her back]]. About a year later, Golddust broke character and appeared as a Born Again Christian Dustin Runnels, who was willing to forgive and forget and take Terri back. She however, blew him off for Val Venis, a playboy persona. However, when Venis started to [[ReformedRakes reform]], Runnels showed up again as Golddust and Terri came running to him. After he rejected her for good this time, she became a StrawFeminist who swore off men completely.



** [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] can invoke this trope to explain why [[BridgeBunnies Kelly]] finds [[HitmanWithAHeart Thane]] alluring. If Shepard is male and played as mostly [[TheParagon paragon]], Kelly says that that's a dirty stereotype, which just happens to be true in her case. She says to a [[TheUnfettered renegade]] male Shepard that [[InvokedTrope the same could be said of him too.]] If Shepard is female, Kelly asked if that includes her. Female Shepard can reply that dangerous men fit right into her dangerous life.

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** [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] can invoke this trope to explain why [[BridgeBunnies Kelly]] finds [[HitmanWithAHeart Thane]] alluring. If Shepard is male and played as mostly [[TheParagon paragon]], Kelly says that that's a dirty stereotype, which just happens to be true in her case. She says to a [[TheUnfettered renegade]] male Shepard that [[InvokedTrope she was thinking the same could be said of way about him too.]] If Shepard is female, Kelly asked if that includes her. Female Shepard can reply that dangerous men fit right into her dangerous life.


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** Played straight however with the vampire in space [[OutWithABang Morinth]]. Her [[OffingTheOffspring mother]] [[ThePaladin Samara]] asks you to help draw her out to be killed, but advises Shepard that acting nice and good will turn her off. The only way TheParagon can attract her is by studying some clues on Morinth's musical, artistic and vid preferences. On the other hand, a renegade needn't know these preferences and can browbeat Morinth into taking him home. Then, someone who kills Samara to recruit Morinth plays this trope straight. However, consummating the relationship [[DeathBySex ends badly]]. [[spoiler: Not consummating also ends badly in the third game, as she shows up as a [[BossInMooksClothing banshee]] and tries to [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice kill you]]]].
3rd Sep '16 12:22:50 AM ShrekTheNeck
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->''"Why do girls always prefer the distant, aloof, handsome, dangerous dudes instead of cheerful chaps like me?"''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081119/REVIEWS/811199997 review.]]

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->''"Why do girls always prefer the distant, aloof, handsome, dangerous dudes instead of cheerful chaps ->''I know there are women, like me?"''
my best friends, who would have gotten out of there the minute their boyfriend gave them a gun to hide. But I didn't. I got to admit the truth. It turned me on.''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081119/REVIEWS/811199997 review.]]
'''Karen Hill''', ''[[Film/GoodFellas GoodFellas]]''
1st Sep '16 6:29:09 AM Kalaong
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** Better yet, in the sequel series Korra's first crush Mako seems like Zuko 2.0 with the same personality and attitude... but is actually such a LoveMartyr [[MartyrWithoutACause Without a Cause]] that he makes ''anyone he's in a relationship with'' the Bad Boy by default. [[spoiler:He ends the series single]].
27th Aug '16 12:08:50 PM LushSauveline
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27th Aug '16 12:08:45 PM LushSauveline
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* ''Manga/DrSlump'': Tsururin has an attraction for Taroo, who is a rebellious teenager, troublemaker and proud of it ([[spoiler: although later he happens to be a police officer be]])

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* ''Manga/DrSlump'': Tsururin has an attraction for Taroo, Taro, who is a rebellious teenager, troublemaker and proud of it ([[spoiler: although later he happens to be a police officer be]])
27th Aug '16 12:06:58 PM LushSauveline
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* ''Manga/DrSlump'': Tsururin has an attraction for Taroo, who is a rebellious teenager, troublemaker and proud of it ([[spoiler: although later he happens to be a police officer be]])
** Subverted. Tsukutsun falls in love with Akane, who like Taro is a rebellious girl, breaks rules for fun and play pranks on many of the residents of Penguin Village.
25th Aug '16 7:37:21 AM JoieDeCombat
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* ''The Boyfriend School'' (originally titled ''Don't Tell Her It's Me''): shy, overweight cartoonist Gus is persuaded by his romance novelist sister to adopt the persona of Lobo Marunga, a long-haired leather-clad biker from New Zealand, in order to win over the girl he's fallen for. The ruse falls apart eventually, but it definitely does the job of attracting her interest.
16th Aug '16 7:32:02 AM LentilSandEater
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* [[CasanovaWannabe Oghren]] from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' lampshades this, joking that [[BloodKnight Berserkers]] can get all the women they want because women are attracted to men who are mysteriously angry and sulk in the shadows. (Not that it works in his case...)

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''
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[[CasanovaWannabe Oghren]] from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' lampshades this, will bring this up if you talk about his class with him, joking that [[BloodKnight Berserkers]] can get all the women they want because women are attracted to men who are mysteriously angry and sulk in the shadows. (Not that it works in his case...)



* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Hawke of either gender can comment on Anders' "sexy, tortured look", upon learning about his experiences with the spirit of Justice; there's also a dialogue option for telling him "I love it when you go all hot-headed revolutionary" (marked "You're cute when you rebel"). Varric tells Fenris that if he looked any more broody, women would swoon at his feet.

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* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''
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Hawke of either gender can comment on Anders' "sexy, tortured look", upon learning about his experiences with the spirit of Justice; there's also a dialogue option for telling him "I love it when you go all hot-headed revolutionary" (marked "You're cute when you rebel"). There's also a hilarious conversation in the ''Legacy'' DLC where Anders goes into depth about his condition and Hawke's response is literally "Ooh, baby. Tell me more."
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Varric tells Fenris that if he looked any more broody, women would swoon at his feet.feet.



* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] can invoke this trope to explain why [[BridgeBunnies Kelly]] finds [[HitmanWithAHeart Thane]] alluring. If Shepard is male and played as mostly [[TheParagon paragon]], Kelly says that that's a dirty stereotype, which just happens to be true in her case. She says to a [[TheUnfettered renegade]] male Shepard that [[InvokedTrope the same could be said of him too.]] If Shepard is female, Kelly asked if that includes her. Female Shepard can reply that dangerous men fit right into her dangerous life.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'':
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[[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] can invoke this trope to explain why [[BridgeBunnies Kelly]] finds [[HitmanWithAHeart Thane]] alluring. If Shepard is male and played as mostly [[TheParagon paragon]], Kelly says that that's a dirty stereotype, which just happens to be true in her case. She says to a [[TheUnfettered renegade]] male Shepard that [[InvokedTrope the same could be said of him too.]] If Shepard is female, Kelly asked if that includes her. Female Shepard can reply that dangerous men fit right into her dangerous life.



* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' opens with Benny shooting the PlayerCharacter in the head. Later on, if the player character is female and has the [[ReallyGetsAround Black]] [[FemmeFatale Widow]] perk, they can give this trope as an excuse while seducing him. It should be noted that he is (understandably) {{Squick}}ed out by the offer, but eventually relents.

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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' opens with Benny shooting the PlayerCharacter in the head. Later on, if the player character is female and has the [[ReallyGetsAround Black]] [[FemmeFatale Widow]] perk, they can give this trope as an excuse while seducing him. It should be noted that he He is (understandably) {{Squick}}ed out by the offer, but eventually relents.
12th Aug '16 6:47:50 PM StrangeBro
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''But her heart is reserved for a bad man''

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''But -->''But her heart is reserved for a bad man''


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* Music/TheOffspring provide a rare gender inversion in their song "Want You Bad".
-->''I know your arms are open wide, but you're a little on the straight side, I can't lie\\
Your one vice is you're too nice\\
Come around now, can't you see?\\
I want you, all tattooed, I [[TitleDrop want you bad]]\\
Complete me, mistreat me, want you to be bad, bad, bad, bad, bad''
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