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27th Aug '16 3:42:44 AM Gowan
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* Averted in ''Film/AGirlWalksHomeAloneAtNight'', the prostitute is one of the few people who meet the vampire and survive.
2nd Aug '16 5:47:09 AM Aquila89
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** Creator/StewartLee incorporated Littlejohn's reaction into a routine about [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness]] imagining Littlejohn travelling around the UK chiselling "Prostitute... not someone who works as a prostitute... I hate women. Obviously." onto the graves of such victims.

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** Creator/StewartLee incorporated Littlejohn's reaction into a routine about [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness]] imagining Littlejohn travelling around the UK chiselling "Prostitute... not someone who works as a prostitute... I hate women. Obviously.Obviously... and I'm glad when they die." onto the graves of such victims.
6th Jun '16 3:58:09 AM LongLiveHumour
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** Another horrible example of Tywin's attitude is revealed as part of Tyrion's backstory: We find out that he was in love with a prostitute and was planning to marry her. [[spoiler: His father Lord Tywin found out about it and has the woman arrested. Lord Tywin then ordered all the men of his personal guard to gang-rape her while he forced Tyrion to watch. Not only is Lord Tywin not remorseful for his past actions, he threats to do the same to Shae, if Tyrion doesn't leave her and marry Sansa Stark.]]
4th Jun '16 9:54:56 PM gewunomox
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* ''Film/FearCity'': The killer in this film targets strippers in an apparent take-off on JackTheRipper, who targeted prostitutes.

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* ''Film/FearCity'': The killer in this film targets strippers in an apparent take-off on JackTheRipper, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, who targeted prostitutes.
8th Mar '16 7:22:48 AM Oddstar
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* The TV-movie ''Film/{{Stag}}'' also features a group of men trying to cover up the accidental death of a prostitute, though it plays it for drama rather than black comedy.

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* The TV-movie ''Film/{{Stag}}'' also features a group of men trying to cover up the accidental death of a prostitute, stripper, though it plays it for drama rather than black comedy.



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26th Feb '16 1:49:46 PM harostar
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* Inverted in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'', with ArcVillain Nutcracker. A beautiful and sadistic ghoul, she works as a {{Dominatrix}} in a hardcore S&M club and uses her job to hunt for victims.
17th Jan '16 7:23:46 AM Bissek
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* In ''The Last Dragonlord'', the villain uses prostitutes to power his BloodMagic up until the moment he needs specific sacrifices to power his rituals, on the grounds that nobody in the city would notice their disappearance other than their pimps.
31st Dec '15 11:44:29 AM merotoker
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A subtrope of DeathBySex which specifically guns after ladies of the night. Want to stress how depraved and vicious your killer is? Have him--it's [[AlwaysMale almost always a man]]--target and/or kill a few sex workers--and they are [[AlwaysFemale nearly always women]]--to drive home the fact. Maybe it's because walking the streets is a dangerous occupation and the ladies involved tend to make easier targets for weirdos. Maybe it's because sex workers are an AcceptableTarget. Maybe the prostitutes are killed because [[HeKnowsTooMuch they know something they shouldn't, or a villain thinks they do]]. Or maybe it's just easy short-hand to let people know there's a SerialKiller loose out there, but the sex industry tends to have a high percentage of casualties when it comes to this kind of thing. And they will nearly always be [[{{Redshirt}} forgotten by the story]] eventually.

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A subtrope of DeathBySex which specifically guns after ladies of the night. Want to stress how depraved and vicious your killer is? Have him--it's [[AlwaysMale almost always a man]]--target and/or kill a few sex workers--and they are [[AlwaysFemale nearly always women]]--to drive home the fact. Maybe it's because walking the streets is a dangerous occupation and the ladies involved tend to make easier targets for weirdos. Maybe it's because sex workers are an AcceptableTarget.AcceptableTargets. Maybe the prostitutes are killed because [[HeKnowsTooMuch they know something they shouldn't, or a villain thinks they do]]. Or maybe it's just easy short-hand to let people know there's a SerialKiller loose out there, but the sex industry tends to have a high percentage of casualties when it comes to this kind of thing. And they will nearly always be [[{{Redshirt}} forgotten by the story]] eventually.



* Played straight and subverted by the first ''SinCity'' story "The Hard Goodbye," in which the death of a prostitute in the opening pages kicks off the plot. [[spoiler:It turns out that the killers targeted prostitutes because nobody cared about them, but Marv decides to bring down the entire operation to avenge the murdered call girl who showed him a little kindness.]]
** The rest of the series mainly averts this. The girls of Old Town can typically take care of themselves often carry very large firearms. It's also implied the cops don't investigate cases where the victim was a prostitute, precisely because they know the girls of Old Town will do it instead. In fact, the cops generally won't even go into Old Town; they've ceded the area to the girls, who police it quite ably themselves.
* In ''SupremePower'', a whole bunch of prostitutes are killed, and have their arms ripped off as trophies, by [[spoiler:Redstone]]. After a certain point, he started specifically going after prostitutes at the end of their rope, crack addicts turning tricks for $20 in the roughest part of town -- girls whose disappearances wouldn't be noticed and who were expected to die soon anyway.
* [[ComicBook/TheSandman The Corinthian's]] first onscreen kill (so to speak) is a teenaged male prostitute of unknown origins, played for terror and sympathy. It's [[{{Fanon}} somewhat fanonical]] that these are his usual choice of victims, as he seems otherwise fairly indiscriminate about who he takes eyes from.
** Although the Corinthian will take eyes from just about anyone, given the chance, he only seems to target young boys. The only victims he goes after are male prostitutes [[spoiler:and Jed]].
* In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story Lex Luthor artificially inseminated a prostitute with a perfect copy of the reproductive DNA of a senator that was in the way of his latest scheme. He then waited until she had given birth to her daughter and murdered her in order to frame the senator of it. If things had gone Luthor's way, the people would come to the conclusion that the senator had relations with a prostitute which produced a daughter and had the mother killed to hide them -- completely discrediting him in the process. Batman of course manages to find a measure of justice for the murdered woman and clears the senator's name. The senator also earns Batman's respect when he decides to adopt the child despite her bizarre origin. Batman gets pissed off when Gordon refers to the woman as a "hooker" instead of her name.

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* ''ComicBook/SinCity''
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Played straight and subverted by the first ''SinCity'' story "The Hard Goodbye," in which the death of a prostitute in the opening pages kicks off the plot. [[spoiler:It turns out that the killers targeted prostitutes because nobody cared about them, but Marv decides to bring down the entire operation to avenge the murdered call girl who showed him a little kindness.]]
** The rest of the series mainly averts this. The girls of Old Town can typically take care of themselves and often carry very large firearms. It's also implied the cops don't investigate cases where the victim was a prostitute, precisely because they know the girls of Old Town will do it instead. In fact, the cops generally won't even go into Old Town; they've ceded the area to the girls, who police it quite ably themselves.
* In ''SupremePower'', ''ComicBook/SupremePower'', a whole bunch of prostitutes are killed, and have their arms ripped off as trophies, by [[spoiler:Redstone]]. After a certain point, he started specifically going after prostitutes at the end of their rope, crack addicts turning tricks for $20 in the roughest part of town -- girls whose disappearances wouldn't be noticed and who were expected to die soon anyway.
* [[ComicBook/TheSandman ''ComicBook/TheSandman'': The Corinthian's]] Corinthian's first onscreen kill (so to speak) is a teenaged male prostitute of unknown origins, played for terror and sympathy. It's [[{{Fanon}} somewhat fanonical]] that these are his usual choice of victims, as he seems otherwise fairly indiscriminate about who he takes eyes from.
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from. Although the Corinthian will take eyes from just about anyone, given the chance, he only seems to target young boys. The only victims he goes after are male prostitutes [[spoiler:and Jed]].
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''
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In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story Lex Luthor ComicBook/LexLuthor artificially inseminated a prostitute with a perfect copy of the reproductive DNA of a senator that was in the way of his latest scheme. He then waited until she had given birth to her daughter and murdered her in order to frame the senator of it.senator. If things had gone Luthor's way, the people would come to the conclusion that the senator had relations with a prostitute which produced a daughter and had the mother killed to hide them -- completely discrediting him in the process. Batman of course manages to find a measure of justice for the murdered woman and clears the senator's name. The senator also earns Batman's respect when he decides to adopt the child despite her bizarre origin. Batman gets pissed off when Gordon refers to the woman as a "hooker" instead of her name.



* Averted in Alan Moore's ''ComicBook/FromHell'', in which the Ripper's victims are explored and fleshed out. One issue even directly compares the life of the Ripper and the life of one of his victims in the day before the two cross paths.
** ''From Hell'' is something of a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope - it is made very plain that Victorian society doesn't regard the lives of sex workers very highly, and the comic explores the consequences of this.

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* Averted in Alan Moore's Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/FromHell'', in which the Ripper's victims are explored and fleshed out. One issue even directly compares the life of the Ripper and the life of one of his victims in the day before the two cross paths.
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paths. ''From Hell'' is something of a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope - it is made very plain that Victorian society doesn't regard the lives of sex workers very highly, and the comic explores the consequences of this.



* Played with, with ComicBook/{{X 23}}. For all that her pimp, Zebra Daddy, goes on about how much he "loves" her and how important she is to him, he ultimately views her as as property he can casually discard when she's no longer useful, obedient, or profitable. And while we never actually see any of the other girls he pimps for killed, it's made clear he views ''all'' of them this way, when he [[EyeScream puts out the eye of one of the prostitutes]] as [[DisproportionateRetribution punishment for something that wasn't her fault]]. When he finally catches up to Laura in the climax, Daddy remorselessly guns her down. Unfortunately for ''him'' she has a HealingFactor, and [[TheDogBitesBack finally fights back]] to protect the group she's fallen in with. Needless to say, being a TykeBomb clone of ''{{Wolverine}}'', she makes short work of him.

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* Played with, with ComicBook/{{X 23}}. For all that her pimp, Zebra Daddy, goes on about how much he "loves" her and how important she is to him, he ultimately views her as as property he can casually discard when she's no longer useful, obedient, or profitable. And while we never actually see any of the other girls he pimps for killed, it's made clear he views ''all'' of them this way, when he [[EyeScream puts out the eye of one of the prostitutes]] as [[DisproportionateRetribution punishment for something that wasn't her fault]]. When he finally catches up to Laura in the climax, Daddy remorselessly guns her down. Unfortunately for ''him'' she has a HealingFactor, and [[TheDogBitesBack finally fights back]] to protect the group she's fallen in with. Needless to say, being a TykeBomb clone of ''{{Wolverine}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'', she makes short work of him.



* In the movie ''Film/{{Heat}}'', there is a scene where Waingro, who betrays Neil's crew, kills a prostitute by smashing her head in. Later, there is a scene where Hanna is called away from a party to investigate the discovery of a different prostitute stuffed into a garbage can, revealing that Waingro is a serial killer of prostitutes. This is apparently to establish him as a villain amongst villains. It also makes you feel that he had it coming when Neil kills him at the hotel. The killings have precisely zero bearing on the plot, existing solely to establish Waingro's ''bona fides'' as a grade-A bastard (gratuitously, at that, given that in the armored car robbery, he shoots one guard in the face at point-blank range with a pistol for no good reason other than to bring heat down on the gang).

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* In the movie ''Film/{{Heat}}'', there is a scene where Waingro, who betrays Neil's crew, kills a prostitute by smashing her head in. Later, there is a scene where Hanna is called away from a party to investigate the discovery of a different prostitute stuffed into a garbage can, revealing that Waingro is a serial killer of prostitutes. This is apparently to establish him as a villain amongst villains. It also makes you feel that he had it coming when Neil kills him at the hotel. The killings have precisely zero bearing on the plot, existing solely to establish Waingro's ''bona fides'' as a grade-A bastard (gratuitously, at that, given that in the armored car robbery, he shoots one guard in the face at point-blank range with a pistol for no good reason other than to bring heat down on the gang).



* Parodied in Norm Macdonald's ''DirtyWork'', in which he hires a bunch of prostitutes to stuff themselves into the trunks of cars in a lot to humiliate the owner. Macdonald shouts, "I've never seen so many dead hookers in my life!"

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* Parodied in Norm Macdonald's ''DirtyWork'', Creator/{{Norm MacDonald}}'s ''Film/DirtyWork'', in which he hires a bunch of prostitutes to stuff themselves into the trunks of cars in a lot to humiliate the owner. Macdonald [=MacDonald=] shouts, "I've never seen so many dead hookers in my life!"



* ''Film/FromHell'' attempts to avert this by giving the doomed prostitutes a fair amount of screen time and fleshed-out personalities. The graphic novel does this as well.
** But also makes it perfectly clear that no one is bothered if the prostitute dies at the hands of a violent john or a street thug.

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* ''Film/FromHell'' attempts to avert this by giving the doomed prostitutes a fair amount of screen time and fleshed-out personalities. The graphic novel does this as well.
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well. But also makes it perfectly clear that no one is bothered if the prostitute dies at the hands of a violent john or a street thug.



* In ''Film/DarkCity'', the Strangers attempt to make John Murdock a serial killer of prostitutes by [[spoiler:implanting fake memories of the murders in his head.]] They themselves kill a woman to serve as his latest victim, though if she had been a prostitute, it was only because the Strangers [[spoiler:put her in that role.]]

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* In ''Film/DarkCity'', the Strangers attempt to make John Murdock a serial killer of prostitutes by [[spoiler:implanting fake memories of the murders in his head.]] head]]. They themselves kill a woman to serve as his latest victim, though if she had been a prostitute, it was only because the Strangers [[spoiler:put her in that role.]]role]].



* In the "peyote western" ''Film/{{Blueberry}}'' (AKA ''Renegade''), the hero's prostitute sweetheart is killed [[spoiler:by him by accident while trying to save her from the BigBad, though we only learn this in the end.]] She is basically a prostitute [[TheGwenStacy Gwen Stacy]].

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* In the "peyote western" ''Film/{{Blueberry}}'' (AKA ''Renegade''), the hero's prostitute sweetheart is killed [[spoiler:by him by accident while trying to save her from the BigBad, though we only learn this in the end.]] end]]. She is basically a prostitute [[TheGwenStacy [[ILetGwenStacyDie Gwen Stacy]].



* The first victim of Dr. Mirakle's experiments in 1932 ''Film/MurdersInTheRueMorgue'' is a prostitute.
* Played completely straight when the villain (Creator/JohnLithgow) in the JohnTravolta vehicle ''Film/BlowOut'' offs a prostitute in a bus terminal.

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* The first victim of Dr. Mirakle's experiments in 1932 1932's ''Film/MurdersInTheRueMorgue'' is a prostitute.
* Played completely straight when the villain (Creator/JohnLithgow) in the JohnTravolta Creator/JohnTravolta vehicle ''Film/BlowOut'' offs a prostitute in a bus terminal.



* In ''{{Film/Chloe}}'', this is arguably the entire point. The plot centers around a wealthy, married, middle-aged woman, Catherine, played by Julianne Moore, who has an affair with a young prostitute, the eponymous Chloe, played by Amanda Seyfried. Chloe becomes emotionally attached to Catherine and refuses to take a payoff to go away after Catherine tires of the affair. Eventually, Catherine kills Chloe by pushing her out a window. This is arguably also a meta-example, since many viewers of the film see Catherine as victimized by and justified in killing her mentally unbalanced stalker, instead of as a manipulative and selfish narcissist who kills her emotionally troubled, much younger, much poorer mistress when she becomes inconvenient. In other words, Chloe was disposable for much of the audience.

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* In ''{{Film/Chloe}}'', this is arguably the entire point. The plot centers around a wealthy, married, middle-aged woman, Catherine, played by Julianne Moore, Creator/JulianneMoore, who has an affair with a young prostitute, the eponymous Chloe, played by Amanda Seyfried.Creator/AmandaSeyfried. Chloe becomes emotionally attached to Catherine and refuses to take a payoff to go away after Catherine tires of the affair. Eventually, Catherine kills Chloe by pushing her out a window. This is arguably also a meta-example, since many viewers of the film see Catherine as victimized by and justified in killing her mentally unbalanced stalker, instead of as a manipulative and selfish narcissist who kills her emotionally troubled, much younger, much poorer mistress when she becomes inconvenient. In other words, Chloe was disposable for much of the audience.



* {{Lampshaded}} in ''Film/StrangeDays'', after the murder of a hooker who just happens to be a friend of the protagonist.

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* {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Film/StrangeDays'', after the murder of a hooker who just happens to be a friend of the protagonist.



* [[spoiler: Drefan Rahl]] in Literature/TheSwordOfTruth. A SenseFreak whose most common type of crime was to come to a prostitute in a brothel, get to know her, sever her spine to paralyze her legs, gag her, tie her hands, take a knife and... well, a combat hardened general stated he saw many corpses, but he can't remember the last time one made him throw up.

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* [[spoiler: Drefan Rahl]] in Literature/TheSwordOfTruth.''Literature/SwordOfTruth''. A SenseFreak whose most common type of crime was to come to a prostitute in a brothel, get to know her, sever her spine to paralyze her legs, gag her, tie her hands, take a knife and... well, a combat hardened general stated he saw many corpses, but he can't remember the last time one made him throw up.



* This seems incredibly common in ''WireInTheBlood''.

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* This seems incredibly common in ''WireInTheBlood''.''Series/WireInTheBlood''.



* Inverted in an episode of ''{{NUMB3RS}}'': The killer was targeting various prostitutes' ''clients'' [[spoiler: Because she was the sister of a prostitute who was beaten (and died due to being a hemophiliac)]].
* ''TheWire'':

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* Inverted in an episode of ''{{NUMB3RS}}'': ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': The killer was targeting various prostitutes' ''clients'' [[spoiler: Because she was the sister of a prostitute who was beaten (and died due to being a hemophiliac)]].
* ''TheWire'':''Series/TheWire'':



** A minor subplot in season 1, where one of the dancers at Orlando's strip club turns up dead [[spoiler: after a drug-fueled party with Wee-Bay and the rest of the Barksdale soldiers. The soldiers' cavalier attitude about it is what drives fellow stripper Shardene to actively assisting the police.]]
* In Season 2 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', [[spoiler:after Angel loses his soul]] his first target is assumed to be a prostitute, who was the first person he saw. (Of course, most unnamed characters who venture outdoors at night die in monster attacks, she's hardly alone.)

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** A minor subplot in season 1, where one of the dancers at Orlando's strip club turns up dead [[spoiler: after a drug-fueled party with Wee-Bay and the rest of the Barksdale soldiers. The soldiers' cavalier attitude about it is what drives fellow stripper Shardene to actively assisting the police.]]
police]].
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
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In Season 2 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', 2, [[spoiler:after Angel loses his soul]] his first target is assumed to be a prostitute, who was the first person he saw. (Of course, most unnamed characters who venture outdoors at night die in monster attacks, she's hardly alone.)



* In ''MyNameIsEarl'' when a group of the main characters are in a situation where they have to decide who to have killed, Stewart suggests Patty, since hookers are disposable.

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* In ''MyNameIsEarl'' ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' when a group of the main characters are in a situation where they have to decide who to have killed, Stewart suggests Patty, since hookers are disposable.



** It took a [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Law and Order]] bent in one episode, where a [[MonsterOfTheWeek creature]] that subsists on nothing but [[ImAHumanitarian human fat]] is only discovered when starvation drives it to hire a heavy-set streetwalker.
** Averted in another episode, a particularly scary and horrific serial killer murders a prostitute to collect parts of her body. The FBI treats the case very seriously, probably due to the brutal nature of the murder, and Mulder advises the victim's friend (also a prostitute) to try and leave town.
* In ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and its spinoffs, rather infamously, though somewhat justified in the original show because prostitution is legal in Nevada. Sometimes, the BodyOfTheWeek disposable sex worker may turn out to be a different person entirely (eg a cop working deep undercover). While prostitution is legal in some parts of Nevada, it is not in Clark County, where Las Vegas is. Legal sex workers would only be victims of the week if they were inside the county limits, making their occupation either incidental, tangential, or a case of writers not doing the research and putting a legal brothel inside their jurisdiction.

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** It took a [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Law Series/{{Law and Order]] Order|SpecialVictimsUnit}} bent in one episode, where a [[MonsterOfTheWeek creature]] that subsists on nothing but [[ImAHumanitarian human fat]] is only discovered when starvation drives it to hire a heavy-set streetwalker.
** Averted in another episode, episode; a particularly scary and horrific serial killer murders a prostitute to collect parts of her body. The FBI treats the case very seriously, probably due to the brutal nature of the murder, and Mulder advises the victim's friend (also a prostitute) to try and leave town.
* In ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and its spinoffs, rather infamously, though somewhat justified in the original show because prostitution is legal in Nevada. Sometimes, the BodyOfTheWeek disposable sex worker may turn out to be a different person entirely (eg (e.g. a cop working deep undercover). While prostitution is legal in some parts of Nevada, it is not in Clark County, where Las Vegas is. Legal sex workers would only be victims of the week if they were inside the county limits, making their occupation either incidental, tangential, or a case of writers not doing the research and putting a legal brothel inside their jurisdiction.



* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' campaign ''Masks of Nyarlathotep'', Chapter 4 "Kenya". The CthulhuMythos cultist Tandoor Singh occasionally lures in a [[DisposableVagrant street child]] or prostitute to sacrifice to the Small Crawler, an aspect of the deity Nyarlathotep.

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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' campaign ''Masks of Nyarlathotep'', Chapter 4 "Kenya". The CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos cultist Tandoor Singh occasionally lures in a [[DisposableVagrant street child]] or prostitute to sacrifice to the Small Crawler, an aspect of the deity Nyarlathotep.



* One of the Templar Agent missions in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'' sends Ezio after [[BilingualBonus Malfatto]], a street doctor targeting Ezio's courtesan allies like a 15th century Jack the Ripper.
** On the other hand, Ezio actually ''has'' courtesan allies, and three major supporting characters are madames who do not react well at all to anyone killing their charges. That such women are seen as the dregs of society, somehow less human than the middle-class or nobles, forms a minor subplot.

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* One of the Templar Agent missions in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'' sends Ezio after [[BilingualBonus Malfatto]], a street doctor targeting Ezio's courtesan allies like a 15th century Jack the Ripper.
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Ripper. On the other hand, Ezio actually ''has'' courtesan allies, and three major supporting characters are madames who do not react well at all to anyone killing their charges. That such women are seen as the dregs of society, somehow less human than the middle-class or nobles, forms a minor subplot.



* Want to get your health up for free in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''? Hire a prostitute, engage in her services, then kill her to get the money back. However, the media attention given to this tactic goes contrary to the trope. The game rewards almost nonstop violence against every kind of character, but the tactic of killing prostitutes has become its most infamous feature.
** Lampshaded in ''ChinatownWars'' with Cherie's mission. She thinks that Huang is going to hire her, then turns violent, thinking that Huang is "one of those guys who hires a hooker and kills them afterward." Chinatown Wars does not have the "hire a hooker to regain health" system, though.

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* Want to get your health up for free in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''? Hire a prostitute, engage in her services, then kill her to get the money back. However, the media attention given to this tactic goes contrary to the trope. The game rewards almost nonstop violence against every kind of character, but the tactic of killing prostitutes has become its most infamous feature.
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feature. Lampshaded in ''ChinatownWars'' ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars Chinatown Wars]]'' with Cherie's mission. She thinks that Huang is going to hire her, then turns violent, thinking that Huang is "one of those guys who hires a hooker and kills them afterward." Chinatown Wars does not have the "hire a hooker to regain health" system, though.



* Unusually, despite being a sex worker in a series where a SerialKiller (actually [[spoiler: three]] run rampant) and AnyoneCanDie, [[{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] in ThereWillBeBrawl is unusual for being one of the few characters to actually survive the series.
* ''{{Panthera}}'' uses this too. The BigBad kidnapped "addicts, whores, vagrants, criminals... the scum on the boots of society" and proceded to stick a needle into them and inject them with Serum 43. All of [[http://www.pantheracomic.com/?p=316 one page]] is spent dwelling on them specifically instead of an abstract "people", and it wasn't even in the original script.

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* Unusually, despite being a sex worker in a series where a SerialKiller (actually [[spoiler: three]] run rampant) and AnyoneCanDie, [[{{Metroid}} [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] in ThereWillBeBrawl ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'' is unusual for being one of the few characters to actually survive the series.
* ''{{Panthera}}'' ''WebComic/{{Panthera}}'' uses this too. The BigBad kidnapped "addicts, whores, vagrants, criminals... the scum on the boots of society" and proceded proceeded to stick a needle into them and inject them with Serum 43. All of [[http://www.pantheracomic.com/?p=316 one page]] is spent dwelling on them specifically instead of an abstract "people", and it wasn't even in the original script.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Wright_(serial_killer) Steve Wright]], who murdered five women in Ipswich, England, all prostitutes. ''[[BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'' columnist Richard Littlejohn wrote a piece which essentially said that [[KickTheDog because they were prostitutes, their deaths were "no great loss"]]. There was quite a backlash against this: Typing his name into Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} used to come up with the message "Whoops! Maybe you were looking for [[CountryMatters C**t]]?"
** StewartLee incorporated Littlejohn's reaction into a routine about [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness]] imagining Littlejohn travelling around the UK chiselling "Prostitute... not someone who works as a prostitute... I hate women. Obviously." onto the graves of such victims.
** The BBC drama about this (Five Daughers) is 100% an inversion, as it focuses entirely on the women and Steve Wright is just a shadowy menace in the background. It also showed how the huge focus on the case stretched the local police force to the limit.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Wright_(serial_killer) Steve Wright]], who murdered five women in Ipswich, England, all prostitutes. ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'' columnist Richard Littlejohn wrote a piece which essentially said that [[KickTheDog because they were prostitutes, their deaths were "no great loss"]]. There was quite a backlash against this: Typing his name into Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} used to come up with the message "Whoops! Maybe you were looking for [[CountryMatters C**t]]?"
** StewartLee Creator/StewartLee incorporated Littlejohn's reaction into a routine about [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness]] imagining Littlejohn travelling around the UK chiselling "Prostitute... not someone who works as a prostitute... I hate women. Obviously." onto the graves of such victims.
** The BBC Creator/TheBBC drama about this (Five Daughers) is 100% an inversion, as it focuses entirely on the women and Steve Wright is just a shadowy menace in the background. It also showed how the huge focus on the case stretched the local police force to the limit.



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23rd Dec '15 1:39:17 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* As dark and gritty and [[NoWomansLand unfit for women to thrive in]] as the world of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' puts it, the story remarkably averts this with its sex workers.

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* As dark and gritty and [[NoWomansLand unfit for women to thrive in]] as the world of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' puts it, the story remarkably [[AvertedTrope averts this this]] with its sex workers.
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* ''AshesToAshes'' has an episode which deals with the police not taking sex worker victims seriously, albeit when the crime in question is rape and not murder.
* Averted in the first season of ''TheShield'': we get a lot of information about Sally, a prostitute victim of a serial killer, and the detective investigating the case actually names her when cursing out a suspect for wasting police time.

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* ''AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes'' has an episode which deals with the police not taking sex worker victims seriously, albeit when the crime in question is rape and not murder.
* Averted in the first season of ''TheShield'': ''Series/TheShield'': we get a lot of information about Sally, a prostitute victim of a serial killer, and the detective investigating the case actually names her when cursing out a suspect for wasting police time.
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