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4th May '17 9:58:18 AM PillarGeneral8
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* Theatre/{{Carmen}} is the quintessential femme fatale in opera. Her signature Habanera and seguidilla are more than enough for proof. Fiery and passionate, Carmen seduces the naive soldier Don José, who abandons his fiancée Micaela and his military duties, only to lose Carmen to Escamillo, a toreador. Don José ultimately meets his downfall after killing Carmen.

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* Theatre/{{Carmen}} is the quintessential femme fatale in opera. Her signature Habanera and seguidilla are more than enough for proof. Fiery and passionate, Carmen this trope incarnate, as she seduces the naive soldier Don José, who abandons his fiancée Micaela and his military duties, duties for Carmen's sake, even running away with her, only to lose Carmen to Escamillo, a toreador. Enraged by Carmen leaving him, Don José kills her outside the bullfighting ring at the end, ultimately meets meeting his downfall after killing Carmen.downfall.
3rd May '17 9:52:10 AM PillarGeneral8
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* Theatre/{{Carmen}} is the quintessential femme fatale. Her signature Habanera and seguidilla are more than enough for proof. Fiery and passionate, Carmen seduces the naive soldier Don José, who abandons his fiancée Micaela and his military duties, only to lose Carmen to Escamillo, a toreador. Don José ultimately meets his downfall after killing Carmen.

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* Theatre/{{Carmen}} is the quintessential femme fatale.fatale in opera. Her signature Habanera and seguidilla are more than enough for proof. Fiery and passionate, Carmen seduces the naive soldier Don José, who abandons his fiancée Micaela and his military duties, only to lose Carmen to Escamillo, a toreador. Don José ultimately meets his downfall after killing Carmen.


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* Subverted with Violetta Valéry from Verdi's ''Theatre/{{La Traviata}}''. On one hand, she has all the qualities of a femme fatale: wealthy, a courtesan, and very good at her job. However, she's a genuinely good-hearted woman who truly loves Alfredo and willingly ends her relationship with him at his father Giorgio's request. Then there's the fact that she's dying from tuberculosis.
* Manon Lescaut from Massenet's ''Manon'' is a woman who abandons her lover Des Grieux for the wealthy De Brétigny, gloats her power over men, and she seduces Des Grieux from his priest training into becoming a gambler. However, she eventually realizes what she's doing by Act 5, but by then, she dies at Des Grieux's feet after he forgives her.
* Salome from Strauss' ''Salome'' is definitely this.
2nd May '17 8:26:12 PM PillarGeneral8
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* Theatre/{{Carmen}} is the quintessential femme fatale. Her signature Habanera and seguidilla are more than enough for proof. Fiery and passionate, Carmen seduces the naive soldier Don José, who abandons his fiancée Micaela and his military duties, only to lose Carmen to Escamillo, a toreador. Don José ultimately meets his downfall after killing Carmen.
* Dalila from Saint-Saëns' ''Samson et Dalila''. She seduces Samson with her aria "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" (My heart opens to your voice), demands he tell her the secret of his strength as a proof of his love, pretends to cry when Samson refuses, to which he ultimately tells her and is forced to sacrifice his life in order to redeem himself.
* The Foreign Princess from Dvorak's ''Rusalka'' definitely counts.
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23rd Apr '17 3:28:07 PM thesunisup
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* Played with in ''Anime/YuriOnIce'': When [[ShrinkingViolet Yuri]] performs his Eros program, he uses the FemmeFatale archetype as inspiration, figuring that "feminine seductress" is truer to his personality than "masculine playboy."
13th Apr '17 1:07:08 PM ArdentMilhouse
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* Batman's rogue gallery gives us quite a few, with Poison Ivy and Catwoman standing out.
15th Mar '17 12:36:01 AM ZoeticCob
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* Soodabeh in Literature/TheShahnameh is the very attractive wife of Key Kavous who tries to seduce her stepson, Siavash. When Siavash turns her down twice, she claims Siavash sexually assaulted her. Even though the evidence is against her, she uses the aborted deformed babies of a witch to cast doubt on Siavash, who finally proves his innocence by riding through a huge fire and coming out unharmed. Even then she tries to frame Zal for losing the babies which doesn't work and Key Kavous sentences her to be hanged. Siavash knows his father will soon regret having her killed and will hold Siavash in contempt for her death, so he asks for Soodabeh to be pardoned. Soon despite all she's done she bewitches her husband once again and starts poisoning his mind against Siavash. When Afrasiab wages war on Iran, Siavash volunteers to go to battle to get away from Soodabeh and her schemes and this ultimately leads to his tragic death.
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.
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