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12th Jun '16 8:53:02 PM MagBas
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The trope has UnfortunateImplications from both the male and female perspectives; it can be seen as suggesting that men have certain evil tendencies not found in women, and it can be seen as suggesting that a woman cannot be an effective bad guy on her own.
11th May '16 4:42:10 AM eowynjedi
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* The first official translation for ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' describes DefectorFromDecadence Celes Chere as having "a spirit as pure as snow" even though her in-universe claim to fame is being the war criminal who burned a city. Celes ''is'' a good person (being as she joins the party out of distaste for Kefka's even worse tactics) but the retranslation's character blurb does not repeat the odd assertion that she somehow had IncorruptiblePurePureness while committing atrocities for TheEmpire.
3rd Apr '16 12:31:08 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''{{Manga/Parasyte}},'' Reiko Tamura is the only important "[[NoBiologicalSex female]]" Parasite on the mayor's side, and though TheHeavy, she gets more character development than the other villains, because MotherhoodIsSuperior; she's also the only one who (eventually) chooses not to eat humans. {{Averted}}, however, with the Parasite who kills and takes over [[spoiler:Shinichi's mom]].
17th Mar '16 8:22:10 AM fearlessnikki
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* The spin-off ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'' plays it very straight. There are two female villains - Anastasia and Amara. Both have sympathetic reasons for their evil deeds and both get redeemed. This is in contrast to Jafar, who is shown as irredeemably evil. Likewise the Jabberwocky switches sides and attempts a HeelFaceTurn (that doesn't happen due to getting sealed away again). Also Alice's stepmother is presented as something of an antagonist but appears to be redeemed by the finale.

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* ** The spin-off ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'' plays it very straight. There are two female villains - Anastasia and Amara. Both have sympathetic reasons for their evil deeds and both get redeemed. This is in contrast to Jafar, who is shown as irredeemably evil. Likewise the Jabberwocky switches sides and attempts a HeelFaceTurn (that doesn't happen due to getting sealed away again). Also Alice's stepmother is presented as something of an antagonist but appears to be redeemed by the finale.
17th Mar '16 6:41:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** The spin-off ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'' plays it very straight. There are two female villains - Anastasia and Amara. Both have sympathetic reasons for their evil deeds and both get redeemed. This is in contrast to Jafar, who is shown as irredeemably evil. Likewise the Jabberwocky switches sides and attempts a HeelFaceTurn (that doesn't happen due to getting sealed away again). Also Alice's stepmother is presented as something of an antagonist but appears to be redeemed by the finale.

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** * The spin-off ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'' plays it very straight. There are two female villains - Anastasia and Amara. Both have sympathetic reasons for their evil deeds and both get redeemed. This is in contrast to Jafar, who is shown as irredeemably evil. Likewise the Jabberwocky switches sides and attempts a HeelFaceTurn (that doesn't happen due to getting sealed away again). Also Alice's stepmother is presented as something of an antagonist but appears to be redeemed by the finale.
17th Mar '16 6:41:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Marla [=McGivers=] of the ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]]" is perhaps the prototypical example of this. The episode's writers clearly want us to see her as a weak, innocent victim of Khan and [[ValuesDissonance maybe the audiences of 1967 saw her that way]]. To modern audiences, however, she often comes off as more of a DirtyCoward.

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Marla [=McGivers=] of the ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]]" is perhaps the prototypical example of this. The episode's writers clearly want us to see her as a weak, innocent victim of Khan and [[ValuesDissonance maybe the audiences of 1967 saw her that way]]. To modern audiences, however, she often comes off as more of a DirtyCoward.
17th Mar '16 6:31:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Subverted}} in ''EscapeFromPlanetEarth''--the female villain, [[StrawFeminist Lena]], is manipulated by her fiancée [[FantasticRacism Shanker]], and the movie seems to set her up for a HighHeelFaceTurn. When push comes to shove, though, she refuses (either refusing to believing that Shanker is tricking her or just planning to take over the galaxy without him), and [[ActionMom Kira]] stops trying to help her and [[DesignatedGirlFight takes her down]] instead.

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* {{Subverted}} in ''EscapeFromPlanetEarth''--the ''Film/EscapeFromPlanetEarth''--the female villain, [[StrawFeminist Lena]], is manipulated by her fiancée [[FantasticRacism Shanker]], and the movie seems to set her up for a HighHeelFaceTurn. When push comes to shove, though, she refuses (either refusing to believing that Shanker is tricking her or just planning to take over the galaxy without him), and [[ActionMom Kira]] stops trying to help her and [[DesignatedGirlFight takes her down]] instead.instead.
* Inverted in ''Film/BasicInstinct''. All female characters in the film are either sociopathic, homicidal, manipulative, obsessed, or some combinations of the above.
17th Mar '16 6:28:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Of all the traitors in Gordon's unit in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', the only one with a sympathetic motive is [[spoiler:Anna Ramirez who was on the take because she needed money for her mother's hospital bills, and she is the one who lucks out and survives Two-Face's judgement.]]

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Of all the traitors in Gordon's unit in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', the only one with a sympathetic motive is [[spoiler:Anna Ramirez who was on the take because she needed money for her mother's hospital bills, and she is the one who lucks out and survives Two-Face's judgement.]]
17th Mar '16 6:28:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Inverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}''. Scarlet Overkill, the BigBad of the film, is a frighteningly unhinged master criminal who makes it clear that she will not hesitate to [[BadBoss have her own minions horribly executed should they fail her]] and [[DisproportionateRetribution blows up her hairdresser for mocking a drawing she made when she was five]]. Her husband, Herb, on the other hand, despite [[TheDragon going along with her every command]], is [[AffablyEvil otherwise a generally nice guy, and shows barely any malice at all]]-and even when he eventually does, it may only be because [[spoiler:he thought the Minions had tried to kill Scarlet with the chandelier earlier.]] Even then, he doesn't really do anything. The Minions themselves, meanwhile, are sort of trying to be evil, but [[MinionWithAnFInEvil are so horrible at it]] that they end up being [[LethallyStupid more of a danger to the villains they serve than anyone else.]]
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* {{Inverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}''. Scarlet Overkill, the BigBad of the film, is a frighteningly unhinged master criminal who makes it clear that she will not hesitate to [[BadBoss have her own minions horribly executed should they fail her]] and [[DisproportionateRetribution blows up her hairdresser for mocking a drawing she made when she was five]]. Her husband, Herb, on the other hand, despite [[TheDragon going along with her every command]], is [[AffablyEvil otherwise a generally nice guy, and shows barely any malice at all]]-and even when he eventually does, it may only be because [[spoiler:he thought the Minions had tried to kill Scarlet with the chandelier earlier.]] Even then, he doesn't really do anything. The Minions themselves, meanwhile, are sort of trying to be evil, but [[MinionWithAnFInEvil are so horrible at it]] that they end up being [[LethallyStupid more of a danger to the villains they serve than anyone else.]]
16th Mar '16 1:07:55 PM R1ck
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* Here's something to think about; try and come up with a list of games, movies and television shows that feature both men and women as members of the heroes' team/army but an all-male opposing force. Not main characters, just {{Mooks}} and [[RedshirtArmy Redshirt Armies]]. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' did this, for example, with Balamb Garden and the Galbadian Army. The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film and its sequel ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' featured both sexes as part of the heroic Federation, but a single blink-and-you-miss-it villainous female Romulan as a background character in the former and no female crewmembers whatsover aboard the villainous USS Vengeance in the latter. Play along at home!
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