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6th Aug '17 9:41:53 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/WhereEastIsEast'': Madame de Sylva is a perfect example: sexy, mysterious, dresses in a {{Qipao}}, ReallyGetsAround. Her servant knows what's going to happen when Madame sets out to seduce the innocent American, Bobby: "White boy like sheep with tiger!"
24th Jul '17 6:08:12 PM nombretomado
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TheBaroness [[XMeetsY meets]] YellowPeril. The Dragon Lady is characterized by her overt [[EvilIsSexy sexual]] and [[DarkActionGirl physical aggression]], [[DevilInPlainSight untrustworthiness]], and {{mysterious|Woman}}[[InscrutableOriental ness]]. Probably [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery wears]] a {{qipao}} or {{kimono}} often with a dragon ''on it'' (even if she's not Chinese or Japanese), and knows [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts martial arts]]. If she carries a weapon, it's usually a concealed [[KnifeNut stabbing]] or [[CoolSword slashing]] weapon; folding metal fans are a perennial favorite. Is contractually obligated to have [[ShesGotLegs legs that would make Tina Turner jealous]], to better [[ShowSomeLeg pull off the dress]].

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TheBaroness [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] YellowPeril. The Dragon Lady is characterized by her overt [[EvilIsSexy sexual]] and [[DarkActionGirl physical aggression]], [[DevilInPlainSight untrustworthiness]], and {{mysterious|Woman}}[[InscrutableOriental ness]]. Probably [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery wears]] a {{qipao}} or {{kimono}} often with a dragon ''on it'' (even if she's not Chinese or Japanese), and knows [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts martial arts]]. If she carries a weapon, it's usually a concealed [[KnifeNut stabbing]] or [[CoolSword slashing]] weapon; folding metal fans are a perennial favorite. Is contractually obligated to have [[ShesGotLegs legs that would make Tina Turner jealous]], to better [[ShowSomeLeg pull off the dress]].
28th Jun '17 4:20:24 PM fearlessnikki
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* Many of the characters played by Creator/AnnaMayWong - starting with ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad1924'' until ''[[Literature/FuManchu Daughter of the Dragon]]''. This was a source of considerable annoyance to her, especially since she was lucky to even get ''those'' roles, because most went to white actresses in {{yellowface}} makeup. After ''Daughter of the Dragon'', she took her career to Europe to play more varied roles.
--> "Why is it that the screen Chinese is always the villain? And so horrible a villain - mean, treacherous, a snake in the grass. We are not like that!"



* Many of the characters played by Anna May Wong, for example the title character in ''[[Literature/FuManchu Daughter of the Dragon]]''. This was a source of considerable annoyance to her, especially since she was lucky to even get ''those'' roles, because most went to white actresses in {{yellowface}} makeup.



* A forgettable kids' movie ''Film/{{Alec to the Rescue}}'' cast... [[WTHCastingAgency Nicaraguan Barbara Carrera]] (best known from Film/NeverSayNeverAgain) in such a role.

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* A forgettable kids' movie ''Film/{{Alec to the Rescue}}'' cast... [[WTHCastingAgency Nicaraguan Barbara Carrera]] (best known from Film/NeverSayNeverAgain) ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'') in such a role.



* Madame Piranha AKA Madame X from KingKongEscapes qualifies, even if we're never told what Asian country it is she is a representative of.

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* Madame Piranha AKA Madame X from KingKongEscapes ''Film/KingKongEscapes'' qualifies, even if we're never told what Asian country it is she is a representative of.of.
* In the Wrestling/TrishStratus action movie ''Bounty Hunters'' the villains' team has an Asian female. She's suitably deadly and vampy, naturally getting a DesignatedGirlFight with Trish's character Jules.


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* Wrestling/MiaYim played such a character on a few ''{{Wrestling/Wrestlicious}}'' live events - an Asian spy named Kim Thiu Sun.


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* Linda Lo of ''Theatre/FlowerDrumSong'' is a more benign example. She merges this with AsianAirhead, but she's a manipulative seductress who tries to secure her own comfort - and is contrasted with the YamatoNadeshiko Mei Li. Ironically enough Linda is an Asian-American - whereas Mei Li is a Chinese immigrant.
23rd Jun '17 10:11:51 PM ChrisX
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* While there are many Chinese deities in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'', the Nine-Tailed Fox Da Ji is the first to adhere to this trope, looking very sexy and playing the LadyMacbeth to Emperor Zhou of Shang, and above all else, bonafide evil CardCarryingVillain with a lust for torture, which is integrated to her skills.
3rd Jun '17 10:13:14 AM nombretomado
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* Silver Serpent, of the WhateleyUniverse, whose father Iron Dragon sent her to [[SuperheroSChool Whateley Academy]] to... find out stuff we haven't discovered yet. Except we know she's supposed to track down the Handmaid of the Tao, who's one of the protagonists.

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* Silver Serpent, of the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, whose father Iron Dragon sent her to [[SuperheroSChool Whateley Academy]] to... find out stuff we haven't discovered yet. Except we know she's supposed to track down the Handmaid of the Tao, who's one of the protagonists.
25th May '17 1:25:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* Missee Lee, in the ''SwallowsAndAmazons'' sequel of the same name, is a subversion; she's [[spoiler: a Cambridge academic who doesn't actually ''like'' being a pirate, and teaches the kids Latin when they're captured]].

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* Missee Lee, in the ''SwallowsAndAmazons'' ''Literature/SwallowsAndAmazons'' sequel of the same name, is a subversion; she's [[spoiler: a Cambridge academic who doesn't actually ''like'' being a pirate, and teaches the kids Latin when they're captured]].
20th May '17 2:59:19 PM nombretomado
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* Ming Xiao, leader of the Asian vampires in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''.

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* Ming Xiao, leader of the Asian vampires in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''.''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''.
14th May '17 7:24:42 AM Rik-B
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* Progressive metal band Crimson Glory also has a song of the same title, complete with a nice EvilLaugh at the beginning.

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* Progressive metal ProgressiveMetal band Crimson Glory Music/CrimsonGlory also has a song of the same title, complete with a nice EvilLaugh at the beginning.
13th May '17 10:49:09 AM nombretomado
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* Many of the characters played by Anna May Wong, for example the title character in ''[[FuManchu Daughter of the Dragon]]''. This was a source of considerable annoyance to her, especially since she was lucky to even get ''those'' roles, because most went to white actresses in {{yellowface}} makeup.

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* Many of the characters played by Anna May Wong, for example the title character in ''[[FuManchu ''[[Literature/FuManchu Daughter of the Dragon]]''. This was a source of considerable annoyance to her, especially since she was lucky to even get ''those'' roles, because most went to white actresses in {{yellowface}} makeup.



* Fah Lo Suee, the daughter of FuManchu.

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* Fah Lo Suee, the daughter of FuManchu.Literature/FuManchu.



* Sumuru, created by Sax Rohmer as a DistaffCounterpart for FuManchu.

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* Sumuru, created by Sax Rohmer as a DistaffCounterpart for FuManchu.Literature/FuManchu.
2nd May '17 12:33:58 PM darkemyst
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** The [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Robin]] foe Lynx. Her successor in Comicbook/RedRobin also pretends to be an over-the-top Dragon Lady villainess, but claims to be in actuality an undercover cop from Hong Kong.

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** The [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Robin]] foe Lynx. Her successor in Comicbook/RedRobin ''Comicbook/RedRobin'' also pretends to be an over-the-top Dragon Lady villainess, but claims to be in actuality an undercover cop from Hong Kong.
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