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18th May '16 2:32:43 PM LongTallShorty64
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* In the classic noir, ''Film/{{Fallen Angel|1945}}, Linda Darnell plays Stella who doesn't care about double-crossing romantic partners or stealing.
11th May '16 1:41:45 PM erforce
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* [[RobotGirl Cameron]] of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' has more than once used her physical body's attractiveness to coldly manipulate people, up to and including John Connor himself. It is implied that this was, in fact, the entire reason she was built. [[spoiler: Her external appearance was based on a girl named Allison Young, who was implied to be either a close friend or lover of the future John Connor, and Cameron interrogated Allison to learn her mannerisms before attempting to take her place.]]

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* [[RobotGirl Cameron]] of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' has more than once used her physical body's attractiveness to coldly manipulate people, up to and including John Connor himself. It is implied that this was, in fact, the entire reason she was built. [[spoiler: Her external appearance was based on a girl named Allison Young, who was implied to be either a close friend or lover of the future John Connor, and Cameron interrogated Allison to learn her mannerisms before attempting to take her place.]]
4th May '16 3:57:41 PM ajitter89
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* Milady de Winter from ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' is one of the earliest examples. Her beauty and cunning turn many men to work for her, such is the case of how she escaped from her imprisonment, seducing her jailor, John Felton, to help her escape and convinced him to murder the Duke of Buckingham.
22nd Apr '16 6:14:50 PM Generalcamo
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* Olivia Ofrenda in ''VideoGame/GrimFandango''. She dates several men at the same time, and exhibits all the traits of one otherwise (true to the game's FilmNoir influence.) [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when she helps the resistance against the main [[EvilPlan evil plot]], [[spoiler: but then DoubleSubverted when it is revealed she tore the leader of the resistance, Salvador Limones, to pieces and betrays [[TheHero Manny Calvera]] to [[BigBad Hector LeMans]], who she is now also dating.]]
-->'''Manny:''' You know, you have a really bad taste in men.
-->'''Olivia:''' No, I have [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys a taste for really bad men.]] [[InsistentTerminology There's a difference.]]
13th Mar '16 5:04:24 PM Pichu-kun
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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' in the design of [[BadassNormal Asami Sato]]. With her long raven hair, beautiful figure, red clothes, fighting prowess, [[MugglePower lack of bending]], [[RomanticFalseLead competition as Mako's love interest]], rich [[spoiler: and evil family]] she fit this trope like a glove. It was all a subversion, because she really was nice and caring, and not the double-crosser so many fans assumed she'd be based on her appearance. And she went beyond being a RomanticFalseLead for Mako - [[spoiler:she ultimately became ''Korra's'' love interest]].

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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' in the design of [[BadassNormal Asami Sato]]. With her long raven hair, beautiful figure, red clothes, fighting prowess, [[MugglePower lack of bending]], [[RomanticFalseLead competition as Mako's love interest]], rich [[spoiler: and evil family]] she fit this trope like a glove. It was all a subversion, because she really was nice and caring, and not the double-crosser so many fans assumed she'd be based on her appearance. And she went beyond being a RomanticFalseLead for Mako - [[spoiler:she ultimately became ''Korra's'' love interest]]. Asami was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally written]] as a femme fatale Equalist early in development but the writers liked her so much they made her a subversion instead.
8th Mar '16 11:00:07 AM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/AForeignAffair'' has Creator/MarleneDietrich as a woman with Nazi affiliations who has an American Captain lusting for her.
5th Mar '16 8:26:42 PM MeekGazelle
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* Creator/{{Bally}}'s ''Pinball/MataHari'' pinball shows the title character in her bedroom, handing over a secret map with one hand while discretely clutching a small dagger in the other.
* In Creator/{{Capcom}}'s unreleased ''Pinball/{{Kingpin}},'' there's Trixie, the mob boss' {{Moll}} who's a sexy LadyInRed... and handy with a pistol.


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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Creator/{{Bally}}'s ''Pinball/MataHari'' pinball shows the title character in her bedroom, handing over a secret map with one hand while discretely clutching a small dagger in the other.
* In Creator/{{Capcom}}'s unreleased ''Pinball/{{Kingpin}},'' there's Trixie, the mob boss' {{Moll}} who's a sexy LadyInRed... and handy with a pistol.
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28th Feb '16 12:55:20 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/JoePickett'': Stella Ennis in ''Out of Range''. A TrophyWife who is a lot cannier than her husband thinks she is, Stella turns to Joe to protect her against her husband's schemes. But she is definitely keeping secrets of her own. Significantly, she is the only woman to ever make Joe question his faithfulness to his wife Marybeth.
24th Feb '16 4:08:48 PM LadyEvil
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[[folder:Mythology and Folklore]]
* Delilah of TheBible handily seduces Samson into revealing the truth about the source of his strength.
* Venus of Roman mythology (and by the same token, the Greek Aphrodite) often got what she wanted through seduction. For example, she offered Paris any woman he wanted if he chose to give her the Apple of Discord.
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