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14th Nov '17 6:58:58 PM Pichu-kun
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* Of the most famous ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villainesses, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} varies between being an AntiHero and AntiVillain (and her villainy in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' is caused by an evil man trying to kill her), HarleyQuinn is a sympathetic abuse victim of a far more evil man, Talia al Ghul was reared by an evil father and is noticeably more sympathetic than him. Poison Ivy is less sympathetic but even her origin story has her being experimented on by an evil man.

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* Of the most famous ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villainesses, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} varies between being an AntiHero and AntiVillain (and her villainy in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' is caused by an evil man trying to kill her), HarleyQuinn is a sympathetic abuse victim of a far more evil man, Talia al Ghul was reared by an evil father and is noticeably more sympathetic than him. Poison Ivy ComicBook/PoisonIvy is less sympathetic but even her origin story has her being experimented on by an evil man.
11th Nov '17 10:23:14 PM WillBGood
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* A popular {{Cliche}} of [[SoapOperas Telenovelas]] is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of this, where a taken man is wooed by a woman and the whole situation is treated like if the guy was a blameless victim who was seduced by an evil [[TheVamp vamp]], even when almost every time said guy is a completely sober, full grown adult that could have just pushed the girl away. Is also very common that other characters feel bad for the "poor innocent guy" that was fooled for ulterior motives and his girl treated like an unfair, resentful woman. It makes no sense since the main demographic of these shows are women and sadly, not yet [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]].

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* A popular {{Cliche}} of [[SoapOperas [[SoapOpera Telenovelas]] is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of this, where a taken man is wooed by a woman and the whole situation is treated like if the guy was a blameless victim who was seduced by an evil [[TheVamp vamp]], even when almost every time said guy is a completely sober, full grown adult that could have just pushed the girl away. Is also very common that other characters feel bad for the "poor innocent guy" that was fooled for ulterior motives and his girl treated like an unfair, resentful woman. It makes no sense since the main demographic of these shows are women and sadly, not yet [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]].
29th Oct '17 1:13:05 PM MasterN
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* The anime ''Anime/MaiOtome'' has very few male characters to begin with; however, most of the ones seen are villains. Both the BigBad are men and they usually send male monsters of the week to fight the heroines. Also, all the evil heads of state are male while the good ones are female. It is true they all have female WMD but they are JustFollowingOrders. The main male in the series is Sergay Wang, who is a father figure and love interest of the protagonist, he is also TheDragon and completely loyal to his master. The only good men are the captain of the guard who is the RoyalBrat queen's ButtMonkey, a one off prince and the SatelliteLoveInterest of a secondary character. There are a few female antagonists in the show but almost all of them are shown to be actually be good people and are redeemed by the end of the show (the only exception is a KarmaHoudini).

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* The anime ''Anime/MaiOtome'' has very few male characters to begin with; however, most of the ones seen are villains. Both the BigBad {{Big Bad}}s are men and they usually send male monsters of the week to fight the heroines. Also, all the evil heads of state are male while the good ones are female. It is true they all have female WMD but they are JustFollowingOrders. The main male in the series is Sergay Wang, who is a father figure and love interest of the protagonist, he is also TheDragon and completely loyal to his master. The only good men are the captain of the guard who is the RoyalBrat queen's ButtMonkey, a one off prince and the SatelliteLoveInterest of a secondary character. There are a few female antagonists in the show but almost all of them are shown to be actually be good people and are redeemed by the end of the show (the only exception is a KarmaHoudini).
23rd Oct '17 11:10:45 AM Carliro
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** The myth of Pandora is basically an illustration as to how the greeks viewed women as ''evil incarnate''.
* In Myth/NorseMythology the "evil" female figures are almost always less evil than the men on their side. Hel is the least dangerous of Loki's offspring, and the female giants are always innocent. The only exception might be the giantess that didn't weep for Baldr (which would make her contextually the most evil and miserable character in the myths), which was most likely a shape-shifted Loki anyways.
17th Sep '17 12:50:33 PM TriumphantMagician
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* Averted in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' where Maleficent is outright called the "Mistress of all Evil" and curses the titular princess to death just because she wasn't invited to the christening.

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* Averted in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' where Maleficent is outright called [[CardCarryingVillain calls herself]] the "Mistress of all Evil" and curses the titular princess to death just because she wasn't invited to the christening.
17th Sep '17 12:44:23 PM TriumphantMagician
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* Averted in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' where Maleficent is outright called the "Mistress of all Evil" and curses the titular princess to death just because she wasn't invited to the christening.



* ''Film/VForVendetta'' features a long series of defiantly awful male villains for whom V has no sympathy at all, plus one completely repentant female minion whom he treats almost tenderly.

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* ''Film/VForVendetta'' features a long series of defiantly definitely awful male villains for whom V has no sympathy at all, plus one completely repentant female minion whom he treats almost tenderly.


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* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' plays this straight. The VillainProtagonist is revealed to be evil because [[spoiler: the king cut off her wings]] and on top of that, [[spoiler: she's reformed by Aurora and forgiven for all of her crimes - including high treason and mass murder.]]
14th Aug '17 7:51:37 PM MasterN
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In either case, the essence of this trope is the suggestion that, while male villains can be evil by nature or by choice, such depths of evil are ''not'' natural for women, and so, if a female character has truly evil thoughts, a man must be ultimately responsible for putting them there, even if her actions and behavior don't hint at it. Thus, when facing in-universe justice, she is more likely to receive a less severe fate for the same crimes as a male villain might.

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In either case, the essence of this trope is the suggestion that, while male villains can be evil by nature or by choice, such depths of evil are ''not'' natural for women, and so, if a female character has truly evil thoughts, a man must be ultimately responsible for putting them there, even if her actions and behavior don't hint at it. Thus, when facing in-universe justice, she is more likely to receive a less severe fate for the same crimes as a male villain might.
might. Murder-mysteries have a related phenomenon: generally, if the murder victim is a female, she is more likely to be portrayed sympathetically, as an innocent victim who was TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth; whereas the vast majority of AssholeVictims are male.
9th Jul '17 11:42:00 AM TriumphantMagician
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** [[AbusiveParents Hera]], the goddess of marriage, women and motherhood threw her son off a cliff just for being ugly/deformed.
9th Jul '17 9:48:14 AM TriumphantMagician
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** [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Eris]] is the goddess of chaos and she started the Trojan War just because she wasn't invited to a wedding.

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** [[AlwaysChaoticEvil [[TheTrickster Eris]] is the goddess of chaos and she started the Trojan War just because she wasn't invited to a wedding.


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** [[DarkActionGirl Keres]] are goddesses of death who search the battlefield for wounded and dying men they can feed upon.
9th Jul '17 9:26:13 AM TriumphantMagician
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** [[ManipulativeBitch Apate]] is the goddess of deceit.

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** [[ManipulativeBitch Apate]] is the goddess of deceit.deceit who helped kill a mortal princess on another goddess' orders.



** [[AbusiveParents Hera]], the goddess of marriage, women and motherhood threw her son off a cliff because he was ugly/deformed.

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** [[AbusiveParents Hera]], the goddess of marriage, women and motherhood threw her son off a cliff because he was just for being ugly/deformed.
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