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13th Feb '17 7:31:26 PM harostar
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* Rize Kamishiro from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', a beautiful and sadistic Ghoul that enjoys preying on men. She uses her good looks to seduce her victims, often playing coy and innocent to draw them in before revealing her true nature. The story is kicked off when she appears as the mysterious and beautiful girl at the coffee shop that ill-fated Kaneki asks on a date. She plays the damsel, faking tears and asking him to walk her home because she's afraid of doing it alone… then attempts to eat him once she has him in a suitably deserted area. After being transformed into a HalfHumanHybrid as a result of receiving a transplant from her, one of Kaneki's primary goals is to learn who Rize actually was and what made her abandon her original identity and spend her life on the run.

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* Rize Kamishiro from In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', many female ghouls fall into this category.
** Rize Kamishiro is
a beautiful and sadistic Ghoul that enjoys preying on men. She uses her good looks to seduce her victims, often playing coy and innocent to draw them in before revealing her true nature. The story is kicked off when she appears as the mysterious and beautiful girl at the coffee shop that ill-fated Kaneki asks on a date. She plays the damsel, faking tears and asking him to walk her home because she's afraid of doing it alone… alone... then attempts to eat him once she has him in a suitably deserted area. After being transformed into a HalfHumanHybrid as a result of receiving a transplant from her, one of Kaneki's primary goals is to learn who Rize actually was and what made her abandon her original identity and spend her life on the run.
** Nutcracker, from the sequel. A beautiful ghoul obsessed with money, she works in a hardcore S&M club as a {{Dominatrix}} as a means to meet potential victims. Arranging to meet clients outside the club, she lures them to private locations in order to eat them. Besides that, she also works for a human trafficking ring and lures young women with the promise of well-paying jobs.
13th Feb '17 1:02:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Europa trilogy by Creator/LarsVonTrier has two examples. Because these are LarsVonTrier movies, both characters are examples of ruthless deconstruction of Femme Fatale trope, both utterly fail their agenda and turn out to be extreme versions of JerkassWoobie trope.

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* Europa trilogy by Creator/LarsVonTrier has two examples. Because these are LarsVonTrier Lars Von Trier movies, both characters are examples of ruthless deconstruction of Femme Fatale trope, both utterly fail their agenda and turn out to be extreme versions of JerkassWoobie trope.
5th Jan '17 4:58:45 PM fearlessnikki
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* Film/{{Detour}}: Vera sees through Roberts' ruse and blackmails him. She insists that they should milk the situation for all they can, instead of trying to distance themselves from it.

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* Film/{{Detour}}: ''Film/{{Detour}}'': Vera sees through Roberts' ruse and blackmails him. She insists that they should milk the situation for all they can, instead of trying to distance themselves from it.



* Madelline Linscott from ''Film/TheBlackDahlia'' is the [[LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine Dark Feminine]] to the sweet angelic Kay's Light Feminine, hangs around seedy lesbian bars and has affairs behind her rich parents' back. It's in constant doubt as to whether she can be trusted. [[spoiler: Turns out she can't, and she's the one who murders Dwight while dressed as a man]].
* ''Film/TheDreamers'' evokes this trope with Isabelle - who is comfortable [[IncestSubtext being naked around her brother and watching him masturbate]]. There's something very erotically dangerous about her - so it's no surprise that when the movie turns out to be happening during the 1968 Paris riots that Isabelle and her brother immediately get involved. Isabelle's actress Creator/EvaGreen nearly got typecast as {{Femme Fatale}}s after this.



* ''{{Series/Charmed}}'':
** The episode "Used Karma" accidentally got Phoebe possessed by UsefulNotes/MataHari, briefly becoming a Femme Fatale who tries to get her ex-boyfriend killed by demons.
** Christy Jenkins is a less sexual version of this, but she acts as a corrupting influence to her sister Billie. Through a WoundedGazelleGambit, she pretends to be a DistressedDamsel captured by demons - when she's actually working with them and trying to lure Billie to her side.



* Wrestling/{{Francine}} would get friendly with the baby {{face}}s of Wrestling/{{ECW}}, such as The Pitbulls and Wrestling/TommyDreamer, become their valets, and then screw them out of title shots against their rivals when they least expected it.[[/folder]]

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* Wrestling/{{Francine}} would get friendly with the baby {{face}}s of Wrestling/{{ECW}}, such as The Pitbulls and Wrestling/TommyDreamer, become their valets, and then screw them out of title shots against their rivals when they least expected it.it.
* Billie Kay on NXT has an entrance theme titled 'Femme Fatale', wears black and purple outfits and [[EvilSlinks slinks her way to the ring]]. Her tag team partner Peyton Royce is borderline too, though she's more of an {{Expy}} of ComicBook/PoisonIvy.
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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Rugrats}}'' has a film noir parody episode called "Radio Daze" featuring both Angelica and Lil as Femme Fatales. Angelica is the BigBad who's after the MacGuffin - and her name is 'Madame Evil', dressed like a traditional noir villainess. Lil initially appears to be one - drugging Tommy with a HoneyTrap (although since they're babies this is just giving him warm milk so he goes straight to sleep). But she undergoes a HighHeelFaceTurn.
1st Jan '17 6:38:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Selena Coombs of ''Series/AmericanGothic''. In an interesting inversion, however, her primary sexual usage in the show, aside from being Buck's mistress, is not to turn a good man evil, but to keep a man nominally on the side of evil--Ben Healy--from defecting to the good.

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* Selena Coombs of ''Series/AmericanGothic''.''Series/AmericanGothic1995''. In an interesting inversion, however, her primary sexual usage in the show, aside from being Buck's mistress, is not to turn a good man evil, but to keep a man nominally on the side of evil--Ben Healy--from defecting to the good.
25th Dec '16 4:25:12 AM Morgenthaler
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** Another great noir performance by Creator/BarbaraStanwyck as Martha Ivers in the ''Film/TheStrangeLoveOfMarthaIvers''. She kills her aunt as a young child, and stops at nothing to make sure no one finds out.

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** * Another great noir performance by Creator/BarbaraStanwyck as Martha Ivers in the ''Film/TheStrangeLoveOfMarthaIvers''. She kills her aunt as a young child, and stops at nothing to make sure no one finds out.
18th Dec '16 3:37:19 AM mirisu92
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--> ''She looks so good when she shakes that ass''
--> ''Moving like snakes in grass, with a face to match''
--> ''But on the inside a straight killer,''
--> ''She'll reel ya in, your head spin like a gorilla'' … (And that's just the first stanza.)
8th Dec '16 10:13:19 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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While related to TheVamp, the Femme Fatale is not just any seductress; she has a distinct look and feel. The main distinction is how she presents herself. If you ''know'' she's dangerous from the start, but she's sexy enough that you don't care, she's likely a Femme Fatale. On a lesser note, the Femme Fatale generally uses sensuality instead of upfront sexual advances. She may ''imply'' that you could have sex later, but she'll never promise it, not even say it--that would decrease her air of mystery and power. Her wiles may include apparent helplessness and distress, and appeals to the man's greed, desire for revenge, or gullibility, as well as the implication of possible romance or sexual rewards, while TheVamp more often reliances on raunchy sex or the promise of it sometime real soon

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While related to TheVamp, the Femme Fatale is not just any seductress; she has a distinct look and feel. The main distinction is how she presents herself. If you ''know'' she's dangerous from the start, but she's sexy enough that you don't care, she's likely a Femme Fatale. On a lesser note, the Femme Fatale generally uses sensuality instead of upfront sexual advances. She may ''imply'' that you could have sex later, but she'll never promise it, not even say it--that would decrease her air of mystery and power. Her wiles may include apparent helplessness and distress, and appeals to the man's greed, desire for revenge, or gullibility, as well as the implication of possible romance or sexual rewards, while TheVamp more often reliances on raunchy sex or the promise of it sometime real soon
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8th Dec '16 10:12:27 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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While related to TheVamp, the Femme Fatale is not just any seductress; she has a distinct look and feel. The main distinction is how she presents herself. If you ''know'' she's dangerous from the start, but she's sexy enough that you don't care, she's likely a Femme Fatale. On a lesser note, the Femme Fatale generally uses sensuality instead of upfront sexual advances. She may ''imply'' that you could have sex later, but she's never promise it, not even say it--that would decrease her air of mystery and power. Her wiles may include apparent helplessness and distress, and appeals to the man's greed, desire for revenge, or gullibility, as well as the implication of possible romance or sexual rewards, while TheVamp more often reliances on raunchy sex or the promise of it sometime real soon

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While related to TheVamp, the Femme Fatale is not just any seductress; she has a distinct look and feel. The main distinction is how she presents herself. If you ''know'' she's dangerous from the start, but she's sexy enough that you don't care, she's likely a Femme Fatale. On a lesser note, the Femme Fatale generally uses sensuality instead of upfront sexual advances. She may ''imply'' that you could have sex later, but she's she'll never promise it, not even say it--that would decrease her air of mystery and power. Her wiles may include apparent helplessness and distress, and appeals to the man's greed, desire for revenge, or gullibility, as well as the implication of possible romance or sexual rewards, while TheVamp more often reliances on raunchy sex or the promise of it sometime real soon
7th Dec '16 1:22:16 PM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Invoked by Ann Tamaki's GuardianEntity Theatre/{{Carmen}}, who appears as an attractive women leading along two men with hearts for heads on dog collars and chains.
5th Dec '16 11:05:17 AM captainpat
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First, she turns you on. Then, she turns on you. The typical client in a HardboiledDetective story (French for "fatal woman," idiomatically "woman to die for"). You know the type. [[WomanInBlack Dressed all in black]] with [[ShesGotLegs legs up to here]] and shady motives, she [[EvilSlinks slinks]] into the [[PrivateInvestigator PI]]'s office, sometimes holding a [[GoodSmokingEvilSmoking cigarette on a long, long holder]], saying "Oh, Mr. Rockhammer, you're the only one who can help me find out who killed my extremely wealthy husband." Did she do it? [[PrivateEyeMonologue Do I care?]] [[{{Sexophone}} Wait, where'd that saxophone music come from?]] Whatever her story is, whether she did it or not, she's definitely [[MysteriousWoman keeping some secrets]].

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First, she turns you on. Then, she turns on you. The typical client in a HardboiledDetective story (French for "fatal woman," idiomatically "woman to die for"). You know the type. [[WomanInBlack Dressed all in black]] black with [[ShesGotLegs legs up to here]] and shady motives, she [[EvilSlinks slinks]] into the [[PrivateInvestigator PI]]'s office, sometimes holding a [[GoodSmokingEvilSmoking cigarette on a long, long holder]], saying "Oh, Mr. Rockhammer, you're the only one who can help me find out who killed my extremely wealthy husband." Did she do it? [[PrivateEyeMonologue Do I care?]] [[{{Sexophone}} Wait, where'd that saxophone music come from?]] Whatever her story is, whether she did it or not, she's definitely [[MysteriousWoman keeping some secrets]].



She's often the LadyInRed, and even more often the WomanInBlack, but possibly dressed like [[NaiveEverygirl everyone else]] so as to not be ColourCodedForYourConvenience. The Femme Fatale is one of the female character types that can often be seen wearing HighClassGloves, especially in conjunction with her sexy evening gowns, and, during the daytime (particularly in old FilmNoir movies), is often seen wearing a "fascinator" or "pillbox" hat with a partial- or full-face veil. She's ''definitely'' not above using the KissOfDistraction.

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She's often the LadyInRed, and even more often the WomanInBlack, LadyInRed but possibly dressed like [[NaiveEverygirl everyone else]] so as to not be ColourCodedForYourConvenience. The Femme Fatale is one of the female character types that can often be seen wearing HighClassGloves, especially in conjunction with her sexy evening gowns, and, during the daytime (particularly in old FilmNoir movies), is often seen wearing a "fascinator" or "pillbox" hat with a partial- or full-face veil. She's ''definitely'' not above using the KissOfDistraction.
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