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21st Jun '18 12:19:22 PM somerandomdude
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* Doron in ''Series/{{Fauda}}'' flirts with (and begins dating) a Palestinian doctor who is -- somewhat distantly -- related to a Hamas guerrilla he's tracking. One notable scene has him (Doron) bugging her phone, pretending to add her number to ask her out.
15th Jun '18 5:49:31 AM TinMan
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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': Deconstructed in one episode, where one of the murder suspects is a retired one. She became one because her husband, also a former MI6 officer, was impotent so she started sleeping around. Her superior officer noticed and, rather than reprimand her, suggested she take up the sex trade in service of her country. By her own admission, it was far from liberating and ended up making her feel like a whore. All the more creepy because her superior officer was ''her father-in-law''. [[spoiler:It's part of the reason she tried to murder him and her husband.]]
8th Jun '18 9:46:16 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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One of TheOldestTricksInTheBook.

Compare TheVamp and FemmeFataleSpy, the two character types most effective at this. See also GoSeduceMyArchnemesis and ChainedToABed. May start with TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction. Also #31 of UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems. Has nothing to do with actual honey... usually. For extra messiness, can be followed up with InLoveWithTheMark or HighHeelFaceTurn. If it's being performed by a policewoman to catch criminals, it's more likely a DirtyHarriet. For LighterAndSofter variations, see IHaveBoobsYouMustObey and FavorsForTheSexy. Not to be confused with the InnocentInnuendo that is AgentProvocateur; that job is actually very, very unsexy.

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One of TheOldestTricksInTheBook.

Compare TheVamp and FemmeFataleSpy, the two character types most effective at this. See also GoSeduceMyArchnemesis and ChainedToABed. May start with TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction. Also #31 of UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems.UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems, and thus one of TheOldestTricksInTheBook. Has nothing to do with actual honey... usually. For extra messiness, can be followed up with InLoveWithTheMark or HighHeelFaceTurn. If it's being performed by a policewoman to catch criminals, it's more likely a DirtyHarriet. For LighterAndSofter variations, see IHaveBoobsYouMustObey and FavorsForTheSexy. Not to be confused with the InnocentInnuendo that is AgentProvocateur; that job is actually very, very unsexy.
8th Jun '18 9:44:26 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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A variation of this can be seen in Japan, where a female scammer frames up a random guy in the subway for doing TheChikan, and asks for a lot of money in exchange for not telling the cops.

It has also been used in espionage, where the trapper gains secrets from the trappee. While the FemmeFataleSpy archetype is well-known, ''men'' can take this role as well, such as the "Romeo" agents of the East German Stasi during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, sent to seduce the secretaries of West German ministers. Other male examples may target ArmouredClosetGay men; this is an especially effective blackmail strategy if the target is married to TheBeard and/or lives in a homophobic environment where being outed could threaten his reputation and safety.

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A variation of this can be seen in Japan, where a female scammer frames up a random guy in the subway for doing TheChikan, and asks for a lot of money in exchange for not telling the cops.

cops. It has also been used in espionage, where the trapper gains secrets from the trappee. trappee.

While the FemmeFataleSpy archetype is well-known, ''men'' can take this role as well, such as the "Romeo" agents of the East German Stasi during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, sent to seduce the secretaries of West German ministers. Other male examples may target ArmouredClosetGay men; this is an especially effective blackmail strategy if the target is married to TheBeard and/or lives in a homophobic environment where being outed could threaten his reputation and safety.
8th Jun '18 9:43:51 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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It has also been used in espionage, where the trapper gains secrets from the trappee. While the FemmeFataleSpy archetype is well-known, ''men'' can take this role as well, such as the "Romeo" agents of the East German Stasi during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, sent to seduce the secretaries of West German ministers. Other male examples may target ArmouredClosetGay men; this is an especially effective blackmail strategy if the target is married to TheBeard and/or lives in a homophobic environment where being outed could threaten his reputation and aafety.

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It has also been used in espionage, where the trapper gains secrets from the trappee. While the FemmeFataleSpy archetype is well-known, ''men'' can take this role as well, such as the "Romeo" agents of the East German Stasi during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, sent to seduce the secretaries of West German ministers. Other male examples may target ArmouredClosetGay men; this is an especially effective blackmail strategy if the target is married to TheBeard and/or lives in a homophobic environment where being outed could threaten his reputation and aafety.safety.
8th Jun '18 9:43:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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In RealLife, this is also a term for a grifter's {{Blackmail}} scam wherein a sexy woman approaches a wealthy married man and gets him into a compromising position (preferably in bed, though in some cases just a passionate embrace will do), while her partner-in-crime secretly takes pictures. Then the pictures are sent to the man with a demand for money; no money, and the wife gets sent copies of everything. This is the classic form; there are plenty of variations, but they all rely on using sex as bait to get someone to do something unwise, then making them regret it. This can also be done with an ArmoredClosetGay if it would ruin his career, he's married, or lives in a time or place where homosexuality is illegal or at least taboo.

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In RealLife, this is also a term for a grifter's {{Blackmail}} scam wherein a sexy woman approaches a wealthy married man and gets him into a compromising position (preferably in bed, though in some cases just a passionate embrace will do), while her partner-in-crime secretly takes pictures. Then the pictures are sent to the man with a demand for money; no money, and the wife gets sent copies of everything. This is the classic form; there are plenty of variations, but they all rely on using sex as bait to get someone to do something unwise, then making them regret it. This can also be done with an ArmoredClosetGay if it would ruin his career, he's married, or lives in a time or place where homosexuality is illegal or at least taboo.



It has also been used in espionage, where the trapper gains secrets from the trappee. While the FemmeFataleSpy archetype is well-known, ''men'' can take this role as well, such as the "Romeo" agents of the East German Stasi during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, sent to seduce the secretaries of West German ministers.

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It has also been used in espionage, where the trapper gains secrets from the trappee. While the FemmeFataleSpy archetype is well-known, ''men'' can take this role as well, such as the "Romeo" agents of the East German Stasi during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, sent to seduce the secretaries of West German ministers.
ministers. Other male examples may target ArmouredClosetGay men; this is an especially effective blackmail strategy if the target is married to TheBeard and/or lives in a homophobic environment where being outed could threaten his reputation and aafety.
4th Jun '18 6:27:55 AM gb00393
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** White Rat falls victim to one, when a prostitute he sees regularly sells him out to the Sons of the Harpy.
28th Apr '18 11:25:07 PM Fireblood
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In RealLife, this is also a term for a grifter's {{Blackmail}} scam wherein a sexy woman approaches a wealthy married man and gets him into a compromising position (preferably in bed, though in some cases just a passionate embrace will do), while her partner-in-crime secretly takes pictures. Then the pictures are sent to the man with a demand for money; no money, and the wife gets sent copies of everything. This is the classic form; there are plenty of variations, but they all rely on using sex as bait to get someone to do something unwise, then making them regret it. This can also be done with an ArmoredClosetGay if it would ruin his career, he's married, or lives in a time or place where homosexuality is illegal.

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In RealLife, this is also a term for a grifter's {{Blackmail}} scam wherein a sexy woman approaches a wealthy married man and gets him into a compromising position (preferably in bed, though in some cases just a passionate embrace will do), while her partner-in-crime secretly takes pictures. Then the pictures are sent to the man with a demand for money; no money, and the wife gets sent copies of everything. This is the classic form; there are plenty of variations, but they all rely on using sex as bait to get someone to do something unwise, then making them regret it. This can also be done with an ArmoredClosetGay if it would ruin his career, he's married, or lives in a time or place where homosexuality is illegal.illegal or at least taboo.


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* ''Film/RedSparrow'': The Sparrows, who are highly trained to seduce targets and manipulate them into really believing it.
27th Apr '18 6:35:42 AM QueenofSwords
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* UsefulNotes/MataHari

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* UsefulNotes/MataHariUsefulNotes/MataHari. Trouble is, she wasn't very good at it in real life.
17th Apr '18 12:32:27 PM ruthlesstyrant
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** The {{UsefulNotes/Mossad}} have a male agent seduce the secretary of a banker in order to gain access to his files in the novel ''The Fist of God''.

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** The {{UsefulNotes/Mossad}} have a male agent seduce the secretary of a banker in order to gain access to his files in the novel ''The Fist of God''. Also, in the same novel, an Iraqi high class-escort (on the Mossad's payroll as well, though not an agent) uses her skills to get information out of her mark.
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