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9th Oct '17 9:46:37 PM Fangusu
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There are, however, some differences in the way that the Bastard Girlfriend is portrayed from the Bastard Boyfriend. She is usually a temporary sexual encounter whereas he is usually a long-term significant other. His victims usually come across as [[TheWoobie sympathetic]], whereas her victims usually come across as [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale deserving of their abuse]], due to the naive attitude that [[AllAbusersAreMale abusers can never be female]].

Abusively sexy women often come in three character types that are distinct but [[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific too specific]] to have pages of their own:

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There are, however, some differences in the way that the Bastard Girlfriend is portrayed from the Bastard Boyfriend. She is usually a temporary sexual encounter whereas he is usually a long-term significant other. His victims usually come across as [[TheWoobie sympathetic]], whereas her victims usually come across as [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale deserving of their abuse]], due to the naive attitude that [[AllAbusersAreMale real life abusers can never be female]].

Abusively sexy women Bastard Girlfriends often come in three character types that are distinct but [[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific too specific]] to have pages of their own:



* An '''Abusively Sexy Girl''' is a teenager rather than a mature adult (or sometimes even younger, in RuleOfFunny-type works). Ironically, her hotness is excused and made more socially acceptable by her abusiveness, [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale since it underscores that she is most definitely "not getting exploited".]] It may also mean that, [[NaiveNewcomer since the girl's very young and thus likely to be immature/unexperienced]], either [[InnocentlyInsensitive she doesn't seem to truly understand]] the horrid psychological effects of her abuse, or she has been taught to believe that it's okay to treat men that way (Maybe [[StrawFeminist by other women]]).

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* An '''Abusively Sexy Girl''' is a teenager rather than a mature adult (or sometimes even younger, in RuleOfFunny-type works).adult. Ironically, her hotness is excused and made more socially acceptable by her abusiveness, [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale since it underscores that she is most definitely "not getting exploited".]] It may also mean that, [[NaiveNewcomer since the girl's very young and thus likely to be immature/unexperienced]], either [[InnocentlyInsensitive she doesn't seem to truly understand]] the horrid psychological effects of her abuse, or she has been taught to believe that it's okay to treat men that way (Maybe [[StrawFeminist by other women]]).
6th Oct '17 1:13:21 AM tristan
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* In subsequent Takahashi rom-com ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', listing which of Ranma's love interests isn't a BastardGirlfriend is easy: none of them. Well, alright, maybe Kasumi Tendo, if you consider her viable due to the fact that the Saotome/Tendo [[ArrangedMarriage engagement]] never specifies ''which'' Tendo has to become Ranma's wife.
** Akane Tendo is a hypocrite with a blatantly sexist double-standard who beats the tar out of Ranma whenever he does something she doesn't like, has absolutely no faith in him, and refuses to ever trust him, no matter what he does.
** Shampoo's willingness to resort to violence depends on the medium (the anime version is a lot less physical), but she's always perfectly willing to abuse her cat form to terrorize Ranma either out of anger or, more rarely, to manipulate him into doing something for her. She also acts like a conventional BastardGirlfriend to Mousse, but that's actually playing with the trope: she is ''not'' Mousse's girlfriend, he's her StalkerWithACrush, and she's clearly acting that way deliberately to make him stop chasing her.
** Ukyo Kuonji is generally the least bastardy of Ranma's would-be girlfriends, though she gets increasingly worse in the manga, but even so she's still willing to both physically beat Ranma and emotionally manipulate him.
** Kodachi Kuno, on the other hand, is perhaps the worst of the lot, given she thinks that whipping Ranma, feeding him poisoned food, trying to feed him to her giant pet crocodile, blackmailing him and playing sadistic mind-games with him is a legitimate form of expressing affection.
** If one considers Kasumi viable, then that means that Nabiki is one of these. She never lays a hand on Ranma, but she takes erotic photos of his female form and distributes them for money without his permission or sharing the profit, loves to manipulate Ranma to show how smart she is, swindles him out of money, and generally makes his life a misery. And that's just as his sister-in-law-to-be; as shown in the storyline when the engagement is temporarily switched over to her, she gets even worse as his fiancee.
17th Sep '17 9:00:05 PM PaulA
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* Played for laughs in Music/TomLehrer's songs ''The Masochism Tango'' and ''She's My Girl''.

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* Played for laughs in Music/TomLehrer's songs ''The "The Masochism Tango'' Tango" and ''She's "She's My Girl''.Girl" on his album ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer''. "The Masochism Tango" is about an Abusively Sexy Lady, while "She's My Girl" is a gender-flipped parody of the more traditional kind of BastardBoyfriend love song.
15th Sep '17 12:01:10 PM Fangusu
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This woman is a [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale rapist]], {{torture|Technician}}r, or {{Domestic Abuse}}r. Her abusiveness [[RomanticizedAbuse makes her sexy]], just like her [[BastardBoyfriend male counterpart]]. Like him, she is based on the RuleOfSexy.

She is more likely than her male counterpart to be a temporary sexual encounter rather than a long-term girlfriend. And while the victim of a BastardBoyfriend tends to come across as a lovable [[TheWoobie Woobie]] or sexy LoveMartyr, some stories with a Bastard Girlfriend make her victims come across as [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale deserving whatever they get]], or that [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale sexual acts done by females don't really count]]. There's also sometimes a naive attitude that such a thing [[AllAbusersAreMale can never happen for real anyway]].

Abusively sexy women often come off as one of three character types that are distinct but [[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific too specific]] to have pages of their own:

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This woman is a [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale rapist]], {{torture|Technician}}r, or {{Domestic Abuse}}r. Her abusiveness [[RomanticizedAbuse makes her sexy]], just sexy]]; like her [[BastardBoyfriend male counterpart]]. Like him, counterpart]], she is based on the RuleOfSexy.

There are, however, some differences in the way that the Bastard Girlfriend is portrayed from the Bastard Boyfriend. She is more likely than her male counterpart to be usually a temporary sexual encounter rather than whereas he is usually a long-term girlfriend. And while the victim of a BastardBoyfriend tends to significant other. His victims usually come across as a lovable [[TheWoobie Woobie]] or sexy LoveMartyr, some stories with a Bastard Girlfriend make sympathetic]], whereas her victims usually come across as [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale deserving whatever they get]], or that [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale sexual acts done by females don't really count]]. There's also sometimes a of their abuse]], due to the naive attitude that such a thing [[AllAbusersAreMale abusers can never happen for real anyway]].

be female]].

Abusively sexy women often come off as one of in three character types that are distinct but [[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific too specific]] to have pages of their own:



Contrast TricksterGirlfriend, who may sometimes seem (or even deliberately pretend) to be this trope, but actually has a heart of gold and genuinely cares for her loved one.
14th Sep '17 12:14:37 PM Malady
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%% Cleaned up per NoLewdness rules and the Special Efforts thread covering RapeTropes

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%% Cleaned up per NoLewdness Administrivia/NoLewdnessNoPrudishness rules and the Special Efforts thread covering RapeTropes
10th Jun '17 1:29:58 AM FurtiveGrist
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** YMMV on this one, though. For starters, [[Main/{{Squick}} Haley is 14, and Jeff is 32]], so even if they wanted to, they couldn't legally be in a relationship. Secondly, her sadism towards him has a purpose other than her own enjoyment ([[spoiler:she is getting revenge against him for the rape and murder of a kidnapped girl, whose photo he keeps in a safe in his home as a trophy, along with many other photos Haley calls "sick", presumably of other underage girls. Her sexual torture of him is payback for what he did to his victim(s).]])
19th Apr '17 9:43:20 PM dasuberkaiser
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* [=PeeJee=] and Aubrey in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' used to put their friends in hospital on a regular basis and sought out random strangers to assault when they got bored of that. Usually, they preferred to attack men, but they had no qualms against violence towards their fellow women. Both seem to have settled down somewhat recently, though. Rarely in the comic do men harm women, and [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale usually, they got called out for it]], but, admittedly, Davan did [[GrievousHarmWithABody beat the two up with his cat]] once. Kim outdid them all, though, [[spoiler:when she raped an unconscious Davan. [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale He seemed remarkably calm about this]], but then Davan remains astonishingly detached in a lot of situations.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** Vriska. Her method of seducing Tavros involves [[KillerGameMaster paralyzing him]], making fun of his disabilities and building his house so that it is physically impossible for him to navigate, and then uses MindControl to force him to love her. And after all that [[spoiler:she murders him simply for having the guts to stand up to her.]]
** Snowman/The Black Queen ([[AlternateUniverse both versions]]), particularly in her interactions with Jack Noir/Spades Slick. Very often, she abuses him in various ways, including putting a cigarette holder in his {{eye|Scream}}, removing an arm with a {{whip|ItGood}}, forcing him into various costumes in the kids' Session, and having a particularly violent "hate snog" with him. It's even flat-out said that they have a [[FoeYay blackrom thing going]].
** Marquise Spinneret Mindfang has NonMammalMammaries and is a psychopathic, murderous pirate queen whose EstablishingCharacterMoment is using mind control to have sex with a female slave in front of her rival. She's been humbled quite sharply by the time she meets her actual destined paramour, however.
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* [=PeeJee=] and Aubrey in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' used to put their friends in hospital on a regular basis and sought out random strangers to assault when they got bored of that. Usually, they preferred to attack men, but they had no qualms against violence towards their fellow women. Both seem to have settled down somewhat recently, though. Rarely in the comic do men harm women, and [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale usually, they got called out for it]], but, admittedly, Davan did [[GrievousHarmWithABody beat the two up with his cat]] once. Kim outdid them all, though, [[spoiler:when she raped an unconscious Davan. [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale He seemed remarkably calm about this]], but then Davan remains astonishingly detached in a lot of situations.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** Vriska. Her method of seducing Tavros involves [[KillerGameMaster paralyzing him]], making fun of his disabilities and building his house so that it is physically impossible for him to navigate, and then uses MindControl to force him to love her. And after all that [[spoiler:she murders him simply for having the guts to stand up to her.]]
** Snowman/The Black Queen ([[AlternateUniverse both versions]]), particularly in her interactions with Jack Noir/Spades Slick. Very often, she abuses him in various ways, including putting a cigarette holder in his {{eye|Scream}}, removing an arm with a {{whip|ItGood}}, forcing him into various costumes in the kids' section, and having a particularly violent "hate snog" with him. It's even flat-out said that they have a [[FoeYay blackrom thing going]].
** Marquise Spinneret Mindfang has NonMammalMammaries and is a psychopathic, murderous pirate queen whose EstablishingCharacterMoment is using mind control to have sex with a female slave in front of her rival. She's been humbled quite sharply by the time she meets her actual destined paramour, however.
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19th Dec '16 3:29:22 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Shampoo in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. She often doesn't hesitate to transform herself into a cat while clearly knowing Ranma is deeply scared of cats, and doesn't care about treating Mousse miserably.

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* Shampoo in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. She often A recurring problem with {{slapstick}} romantic comedy anime, manga and light novels is that if one doesn't hesitate see the humor in the tendency of these stories to transform play DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale for laughs, the female leads come off as this by default.
* Creator/{{Rumiko Takahashi}}'s earliest rom-com series, ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', can be best described as "pairing a BastardGirlfriend with a BastardBoyfriend". Ataru might be a poor catch, given he's chronically unfaithful... but, on the other hand, Lum not only declared
herself into as Ataru's fiancee by force, refusing to annul the decision even after the matter was clarified, but is a cat while clearly knowing PsychoElectro who zaps Ataru when she's ''giving him a happy embrace'' as well as to punish him for chasing girls, and a LethalChef who refuses to accept that her {{Alien Lunch}}es are dangerous to humans.
* In subsequent Takahashi rom-com ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', listing which of Ranma's love interests isn't a BastardGirlfriend is easy: none of them. Well, alright, maybe Kasumi Tendo, if you consider her viable due to the fact that the Saotome/Tendo [[ArrangedMarriage engagement]] never specifies ''which'' Tendo has to become Ranma's wife.
** Akane Tendo is a hypocrite with a blatantly sexist double-standard who beats the tar out of
Ranma is deeply scared of cats, and whenever he does something she doesn't care like, has absolutely no faith in him, and refuses to ever trust him, no matter what he does.
** Shampoo's willingness to resort to violence depends on the medium (the anime version is a lot less physical), but she's always perfectly willing to abuse her cat form to terrorize Ranma either out of anger or, more rarely, to manipulate him into doing something for her. She also acts like a conventional BastardGirlfriend to Mousse, but that's actually playing with the trope: she is ''not'' Mousse's girlfriend, he's her StalkerWithACrush, and she's clearly acting that way deliberately to make him stop chasing her.
** Ukyo Kuonji is generally the least bastardy of Ranma's would-be girlfriends, though she gets increasingly worse in the manga, but even so she's still willing to both physically beat Ranma and emotionally manipulate him.
** Kodachi Kuno, on the other hand, is perhaps the worst of the lot, given she thinks that whipping Ranma, feeding him poisoned food, trying to feed him to her giant pet crocodile, blackmailing him and playing sadistic mind-games with him is a legitimate form of expressing affection.
** If one considers Kasumi viable, then that means that Nabiki is one of these. She never lays a hand on Ranma, but she takes erotic photos of his female form and distributes them for money without his permission or sharing the profit, loves to manipulate Ranma to show how smart she is, swindles him out of money, and generally makes his life a misery. And that's just as his sister-in-law-to-be; as shown in the storyline when the engagement is temporarily switched over to her, she gets even worse as his fiancee.
* A serious complaint
about treating Mousse miserably.Louise Vallière in ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''; even if Saito is lecherous and dimwitted, she's extremely abusive to him, referring to him as being some sort of animal during the early parts of the story (which she never does entirely grow out of), and her usual methodology for punishing him involves either blowing him up, [[GroinAttack kicking him in the balls]], or thrashing him with a riding crop -- in one [[NeverLiveItDown particularly infamous]] LightNovel exclusive incident, she thrashes him to a bloody mess with a ''horse whip''. It's been noted that the romance between Louise and Saito would never have been stood for if their genders were reversed. Their relationship is made worse with TheReveal that Saito's growing romantic feelings for Louise are genuinely a form of StockholmSyndrome; part of his status as her {{Familiar}} means he is being ''MindRaped'' into wanting to be with her, no matter how shoddily she treats him.
11th Dec '16 9:54:54 AM dexterian120
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* "No Self Esteem" by Music/TheOffspring also plays the trope for laughs.

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* "No Self "Self Esteem" by Music/TheOffspring also plays the trope for laughs.laughs, with the singer completely aware that his girlfriend is awful but being too much of an insecure loser to leave her.
5th Dec '16 11:10:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[TomboyishName Jack]] is one of the romance options in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', and completely different to any other in the series, if not any Creator/BioWare game. Unlike {{A|ctionGirl}}sh, [[HotScientist Liara]], [[WrenchWench Tali]], [[SexySecretary Kelly]] or any way you can play [[{{Badass}} Fem!Shep]], Jack is a {{Jerkass}}, especially if you're male (and thus eligible to romance her.) A casual sex scene is available early on, and going for it will stop the romance cold and eliminate any further character development. Try and show that you're caring and she becomes even more of a bitch in an effort to drive you away. She has an excuse for her bad attitude - torturous lab experimentation from when she was an infant, including conditioning to find violence pleasurable, and ''frequent'' sexual assaults, betrayals and imprisonment - but the player could be forgiven in assuming that she needs a counsellor rather than a romantic relationship.

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* [[TomboyishName Jack]] is one of the romance options in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', and completely different to any other in the series, if not any Creator/BioWare game. Unlike {{A|ctionGirl}}sh, [[HotScientist Liara]], [[WrenchWench Tali]], [[SexySecretary Kelly]] or any way you can play [[{{Badass}} Fem!Shep]], Fem!Shep, Jack is a {{Jerkass}}, especially if you're male (and thus eligible to romance her.) A casual sex scene is available early on, and going for it will stop the romance cold and eliminate any further character development. Try and show that you're caring and she becomes even more of a bitch in an effort to drive you away. She has an excuse for her bad attitude - torturous lab experimentation from when she was an infant, including conditioning to find violence pleasurable, and ''frequent'' sexual assaults, betrayals and imprisonment - but the player could be forgiven in assuming that she needs a counsellor rather than a romantic relationship.
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