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4th Dec '16 10:54:52 AM Morgenthaler
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** Fabiola Iglesias is a housemaid working for the same family, serving directly under Roberta. A younger, more comic-relief character, she is still very good with blades and martial arts, although she admits her gun skills need work. While Fabiola also mentions that she is the only one of the Lovelace maids being trained by Roberta for combat, Revy still wonders if the entire Lovelace Plantation was a BadAss [[NinjaMaid maid force]] that could storm the Iranian embassy if they wanted to. (All portents point to "Yes.")

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** Fabiola Iglesias is a housemaid working for the same family, serving directly under Roberta. A younger, more comic-relief character, she is still very good with blades and martial arts, although she admits her gun skills need work. While Fabiola also mentions that she is the only one of the Lovelace maids being trained by Roberta for combat, Revy still wonders if the entire Lovelace Plantation was a BadAss badass [[NinjaMaid maid force]] that could storm the Iranian embassy if they wanted to. (All portents point to "Yes.")
19th Oct '16 9:27:39 PM JMQwilleran
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* Sharon Kreuger in the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' is this, serving as a maid to the Reinford family and also to your playable team. She's also [[spoiler:an anguis of the mysterious organization Ouroboros and a badass at combat who joins your party at times in the second game, devastating enemies with her severing chains while also carrying a Craft that heals the entire party.]]
4th Sep '16 2:31:51 PM Nippertipper
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In anime, the housekeeper is a girl or young, attractive woman with a frilled band in her hair, and is required by her employer to wear a housemaid outfit of variable taste. Usually this runs more towards the "cute" end of the spectrum, although in {{seinen}} the main difference is how much [[CostumeExaggeration shorter and more outlandish]] the skirt will be.

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In anime, the housekeeper is a girl or young, attractive woman with a frilled band in her hair, and is required by her employer to wear a housemaid outfit of variable taste.taste like a dress, or blouse and skirt (often also an apron). Usually this runs more towards the "cute" end of the spectrum, although in {{seinen}} the main difference is how much [[CostumeExaggeration shorter and more outlandish]] the skirt will be.
4th Sep '16 2:30:48 PM Nippertipper
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In anime, the housekeeper is a young, attractive woman with a frilled band in her hair, and wears a maid outfit of variable taste. Usually this runs more towards the "cute" end of the spectrum, although in {{seinen}} the main difference is how much [[CostumeExaggeration shorter and more outlandish]] the skirt will be.

In general this type of character is used as a form of FanService, but usually not in the "sexy" sense as FrenchMaid is. Rather this character tends to appeal to "{{moe}}", and is connected to the fantasy of a (theoretically) submissive young woman who obediently cleans your room, cooks your meals, and tends to your every need. Because of this, it can appeal to young girls as well as men.

In a romantic series, a maid (or domestic service in general) is used as a socially acceptable excuse to put a young, romantically available female lead under the same roof as one or more (potentially wealthy and handsome, if not [[LonelyRichKid particularly socially adjusted]]) male characters. (Bonus if they are classmates with their new servant.) It also inherently opens up issues of class or gender power disparity, as whoever hired her obviously has the income to spare money employing another person full-time, and has great leverage over their employee.

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In anime, the housekeeper is a girl or young, attractive woman with a frilled band in her hair, and wears is required by her employer to wear a maid housemaid outfit of variable taste. Usually this runs more towards the "cute" end of the spectrum, although in {{seinen}} the main difference is how much [[CostumeExaggeration shorter and more outlandish]] the skirt will be.

In general this type of character is used as a form of FanService, but usually not in the "sexy" sense as FrenchMaid is. Rather this character tends to appeal to "{{moe}}", and is connected to the fantasy of a (theoretically) submissive girl or young woman who obediently cleans your room, cooks your meals, behaves well and dresses like the employer requires, and tends to your every need. Because of this, it can appeal to young girls as well as men.

In a romantic series, a maid housemaid (or domestic service in general) is used as a socially acceptable excuse to put a young, romantically available female lead under the same roof as one or more (potentially wealthy and handsome, if not [[LonelyRichKid particularly socially adjusted]]) male characters. (Bonus if they are classmates with their new servant.) It also inherently opens up issues of class or gender power disparity, as whoever hired her obviously has the income to spare money employing another person full-time, and has great leverage over their employee.



In extreme cases, a meido, or, in the case of a [[MaidCorps larger contingent of maids]], the head maid, will be the de facto head of the household, while her hypothetical employer is treated either as [[ShelteredAristocrat too delicate]] to handle the management of whatever {{Fiction 500}} financial empire earns them the money to hire the maids, or as too [[UpperClassTwit lazy and incompetent]] to be trusted with that power, themselves. Especially in the latter case, they may behave more like strict (and disappointed) parents than employees. Expect these employers to have [[IdleRich nothing better to do]] than to indulge in their [[ManChild childish whims]]. If children, the head maid may well behave [[PoisonousFriend like a stalker or abductor, purposefully sheltering their ward from anything that may take them away or "taint" them]].

If the hypothetical head of the household is royalty or a head of state, the head maid might just be the Prime Minister, Interior Minister, Chief of Police, War Minister, and more all rolled into one.

Sometimes a female character will inexplicably wear an outfit which vaguely resembles a maid outfit. The chance of this increases dramatically if she is shown doing any housework. Also, more and more often, the maid is also a RobotGirl. (See RobotMaid)

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In extreme cases, a meido, or, in the case of a [[MaidCorps larger contingent of maids]], the head maid, will be the de facto head of the household, while her hypothetical employer is treated either as [[ShelteredAristocrat too delicate]] to handle the management of whatever {{Fiction 500}} financial empire earns them the money to hire the maids, housemaids, or as too [[UpperClassTwit lazy and incompetent]] to be trusted with that power, themselves. Especially in the latter case, they may behave more like strict (and disappointed) parents than employees. Expect these employers to have [[IdleRich nothing better to do]] than to indulge in their [[ManChild childish whims]]. If children, the head maid housemaid may well behave [[PoisonousFriend like a stalker or abductor, purposefully sheltering their ward from anything that may take them away or "taint" them]].

If the hypothetical head of the household is royalty or a head of state, the head maid housemaid might sometimes just be the Prime Minister, Interior Minister, Chief of Police, War Minister, and more all rolled into one.

Sometimes a female character will inexplicably wear an outfit which vaguely resembles a maid housemaid outfit. The chance of this increases dramatically if she is shown doing any housework. Also, more and more often, the maid housemaid is also a RobotGirl. (See RobotMaid)



Maids are a quick and semi-plausible excuse to introduce a character into a household, domestic experience notwithstanding. If a young heroine (lacking a college education) is suddenly destitute, then obtaining work as a domestic servant is historically the common solution.

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Maids Housemaids are a quick and semi-plausible excuse to introduce a character into a household, domestic experience notwithstanding. If a young heroine (lacking a college education) is suddenly destitute, then obtaining work as a domestic servant is historically the common solution.
21st Aug '16 3:32:43 PM Blazer
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* In ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry Island Wars'', Minato Sakai unveils a new version of the highly embarrassing Super Fumina from the final episode of ''Try'' - a "[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Titans]] Meido" colors version. Fumina beats him upside the head over it.
17th Aug '16 9:53:04 AM Someoneman
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Compare to FrenchMaid, the HotterAndSexier origin of this trope. See also MaidRPG, which is a game built around this type of Maid. Guaranteed to occur in a MaidCafe.

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Compare to FrenchMaid, the HotterAndSexier origin of this trope. See also MaidRPG, which is a game built around this type of Maid. Guaranteed to occur in a MaidCafe.
5th Jul '16 9:33:15 PM robotortoise
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In anime, the housekeeper is a young, attractive woman with a frilled band in her hair, and wears a maid outfit of variable taste. Usually this runs more towards the "cute" end of the spectrum, although in {{seinen}}, the main difference is how much [[CostumeExaggeration shorter and more outlandish]] the skirt will be.

In general this type of character is used as a form of FanService, but usually not in the "sexy" sense as FrenchMaid is. Rather this character tends to appeal to "{{moe}}", and is connected to the fantasy of a (theoretically) submissive young woman who obediently cleans your room, cooks your meals, and tends to your every need; Because of this, it can appeal to young girls as well as men.

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In anime, the housekeeper is a young, attractive woman with a frilled band in her hair, and wears a maid outfit of variable taste. Usually this runs more towards the "cute" end of the spectrum, although in {{seinen}}, {{seinen}} the main difference is how much [[CostumeExaggeration shorter and more outlandish]] the skirt will be.

In general this type of character is used as a form of FanService, but usually not in the "sexy" sense as FrenchMaid is. Rather this character tends to appeal to "{{moe}}", and is connected to the fantasy of a (theoretically) submissive young woman who obediently cleans your room, cooks your meals, and tends to your every need; need. Because of this, it can appeal to young girls as well as men.
5th Jun '16 8:01:58 PM Gamermaster
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** The girls in ''Manga/UQHolder'' can often be seen in maid outfits while at Fairyland hall. Justified for Karin, Kirie, and Shinobu since they work there, but [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Mizore]] seems to do it strictly for cosplay purposes.
23rd May '16 8:44:16 PM Willbyr
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* Pictured above is Hisui of ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' [[spoiler:has a crush on Shiki, more or less obvious depending on what path is chosen. She is also hugely dedicated and caring towards him.]] Her twin sister Kohaku is one as well, and she is [[spoiler: seemingly]] very devoted to her job, not to mention [[spoiler: having a scary obsession with...guess who...Shiki.]] They become {{Ninja Maid}}s in ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'', supposedly because of the RealityWarper effect of the BigBad. In the goofier parts of the game Kohaku even build multiple RobotMaid versions of Hisui. Mech-Hisui also makes an appearance in ''BattleMoonWars'', a fan-made {{Nasuverse}} crossover game. While Hisui wears a typical maid outfit, however, Kohaku wears the more traditional outfit of a Japanese maid.

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* Pictured above is Hisui of ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' [[spoiler:has a crush on Shiki, more or less obvious depending on what path is chosen. She is also hugely dedicated and caring towards him.]] Her twin sister Kohaku is one as well, and she is [[spoiler: seemingly]] very devoted to her job, not to mention [[spoiler: having a scary obsession with...guess who...Shiki.]] They become {{Ninja Maid}}s in ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'', supposedly because of the RealityWarper effect of the BigBad. In the goofier parts of the game Kohaku even build multiple RobotMaid versions of Hisui. Mech-Hisui also makes an appearance in ''BattleMoonWars'', a fan-made {{Nasuverse}} Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} crossover game. While Hisui wears a typical maid outfit, however, Kohaku wears the more traditional outfit of a Japanese maid.
15th May '16 9:05:59 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Pokémon}}'' games, the Maid trainers dress this way.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Pokémon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, the Maid trainers dress this way.
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