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26th May '17 10:29:43 PM KaputExaltation
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Certain characters only tease their LoveInterest: in those cases the teasing [[WillTheyOrWontThey is romantic]], with the In-Universe expectation that [[TheyDo they will eventually hook up]]. This trope can very easily overlap with ReadyForLovemaking if a character in an OfficialCouple teases their lover. Other characters tease people [[ItAmusedMe just for the hell of it]]. If the target is NotDistractedByTheSexy, expect The Tease to become frustrated and either give up, or up the teasing to dangerous levels. (Possibly mixed with [[AnAesop a morality plot]] if the target suddenly decides to accept an "offer" that The Tease never expected to be taken up on.)

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Certain characters only tease their LoveInterest: in those cases the teasing [[WillTheyOrWontThey is romantic]], with the In-Universe expectation that [[TheyDo they will eventually hook up]]. This trope can very easily overlap with ReadyForLovemaking if a character in an OfficialCouple teases their lover. Other characters tease people [[ItAmusedMe [[TheGadfly just for the hell of it]]. If the target is NotDistractedByTheSexy, expect The Tease to become frustrated and either give up, or up the teasing to dangerous levels. (Possibly mixed with [[AnAesop a morality plot]] if the target suddenly decides to accept an "offer" that The Tease never expected to be taken up on.)
26th May '17 10:19:45 PM KaputExaltation
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Certain characters only tease their LoveInterest: in those cases the teasing [[WillTheyOrWontThey is romantic]], with the In-Universe expectation that [[TheyDid they will eventually hook up]]. This trope can very easily overlap with ReadyForLovemaking if a character in an OfficialCouple teases their lover. Other characters tease people [[ItAmusedMe just for the hell of it]]. If the target is NotDistractedByTheSexy, expect The Tease to become frustrated and either give up, or up the teasing to dangerous levels. (Possibly mixed with [[AnAesop a morality plot]] if the target suddenly decides to accept an "offer" that The Tease never expected to be taken up on.)

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Certain characters only tease their LoveInterest: in those cases the teasing [[WillTheyOrWontThey is romantic]], with the In-Universe expectation that [[TheyDid [[TheyDo they will eventually hook up]]. This trope can very easily overlap with ReadyForLovemaking if a character in an OfficialCouple teases their lover. Other characters tease people [[ItAmusedMe just for the hell of it]]. If the target is NotDistractedByTheSexy, expect The Tease to become frustrated and either give up, or up the teasing to dangerous levels. (Possibly mixed with [[AnAesop a morality plot]] if the target suddenly decides to accept an "offer" that The Tease never expected to be taken up on.)
26th May '17 10:19:10 PM KaputExaltation
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A person who loves to tease others sexually, often the main character. Maybe they'll try EroticEating. Maybe they'll [[SexyWalk sidle sensually]] or [[{{Gainaxing}} walk with an extra bounce]] in their step around their target. Maybe she'll go all the way and outright ''offer'' sex. But mostly, they are not being serious. Almost always, the teased person will act in various comical fashions.

Often used for {{Fanservice}}, teasing the audience as much as the characters, because SexSells.

Occasionally it's given a [[FreudianExcuse dramatic justification]] when it's revealed that this insincere sexual aggression is really a way of feeling powerful and in control, covering up deep seated emotional insecurities, thus explaining why they can never act on them. See {{Tsundere}} and {{Yandere}} for other common ways fictional character cover their emotional insecurities.

Often associated with the HardDrinkingPartyGirl. A standard tactic of TheVamp and the FemmeFatale. Male examples often overlap with TheCasanova if they'll flirt with anyone who seems interested but occasionally actually seal the deal as well.

If the target is NotDistractedByTheSexy, expect The Tease to become frustrated and either give up, or up the teasing to dangerous levels. (Possibly with AnAesop if the target suddenly decides to accept an "offer" that The Tease never expected to be taken up on.)

Not to be confused with either the InnocentFanserviceGirl, or a character who usually doesn't tease people, but ends up in [[WeNeedADistraction a certain situation]] requiring them to ShowSomeLeg.

Sometimes a character might only tease their LoveInterest. This might be considered flirting instead of teasing, since the assumption is that the WillTheyOrWontThey eventually will become They Did. (Denial of the implied sex is what makes a tease a tease; if the implied offer is serious, it becomes normal flirting).

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A This trope describes a person who loves to tease others sexually, often the main character. Maybe they'll try EroticEating. Maybe they'll [[SexyWalk sidle sensually]] or [[{{Gainaxing}} walk with an extra bounce]] in their step around their target. Maybe she'll go all the way and outright ''offer'' sex. But mostly, they are not being serious. Almost always, the teased person will act in various comical fashions.

Often
ways. As you can imagine, this trope is often used for {{Fanservice}}, teasing the audience as much as the characters, because SexSells.

Occasionally it's Certain characters only tease their LoveInterest: in those cases the teasing [[WillTheyOrWontThey is romantic]], with the In-Universe expectation that [[TheyDid they will eventually hook up]]. This trope can very easily overlap with ReadyForLovemaking if a character in an OfficialCouple teases their lover. Other characters tease people [[ItAmusedMe just for the hell of it]]. If the target is NotDistractedByTheSexy, expect The Tease to become frustrated and either give up, or up the teasing to dangerous levels. (Possibly mixed with [[AnAesop a morality plot]] if the target suddenly decides to accept an "offer" that The Tease never expected to be taken up on.)

Occasionally, this behavior is
given a [[FreudianExcuse dramatic justification]] when justification]]: it's revealed that this insincere sexual aggression is really a way of feeling powerful and in control, covering up deep seated emotional insecurities, thus explaining why they can never act on them. See {{Tsundere}} and {{Yandere}} for other common ways fictional character cover their emotional insecurities.

Often This trope is often associated with the HardDrinkingPartyGirl. A HardDrinkingPartyGirl, and is a standard tactic of TheVamp and the FemmeFatale. Male examples often overlap with TheCasanova if they'll flirt with anyone who seems interested but occasionally actually seal the deal as well.

If the target
literally anyone. It is NotDistractedByTheSexy, expect The Tease to become frustrated and either give up, or up the teasing to dangerous levels. (Possibly with AnAesop if the target suddenly decides to accept an "offer" that The Tease never expected to be taken up on.)

Not
not to be confused with either the InnocentFanserviceGirl, or a character who usually doesn't tease people, but ends up in [[WeNeedADistraction a certain situation]] requiring them to ShowSomeLeg.

Sometimes a character might only tease their LoveInterest. This might be considered flirting instead of teasing, since the assumption is that the WillTheyOrWontThey eventually will become They Did. (Denial of the implied sex is what makes a tease a tease; if the implied offer is serious, it becomes normal flirting).
ShowSomeLeg.
25th May '17 10:30:02 PM ClockClockClock
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* All of RedHotRidingHood's musical numbers have her dancing as provocatively as possible usually wearing a SexyBacklessOutfit and sings songs about wanting arms wrapped around her.
12th May '17 9:19:15 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* In something of a cross between this trope and TheGadfly, Manabe from ''Manga/KotouraSan'' is a rare male example. He finds amusement (and even some arousal) in [[ImagineSpot having sexual fantasies]] involving the title character, knowing that she [[{{Telepathy}} can read his mind]] and that she embarrasses easily. In fact, to him, it's no fun to picture her in compromising situations like that ''unless'' she can see and react to them.
4th May '17 6:43:39 AM rafi
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** Momo regularly sneaks into Rito's bed, asks him where his Ero-mags are, and in one notable insistance pops up between his legs and offers to help him with his love problems. She even freely admits that she wants to be his mistress.

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** Momo regularly sneaks into Rito's bed, asks him where his Ero-mags are, bed and in one notable insistance pops up between his legs and offers to help him with his love problems. She even freely admits that she wants to be his mistress. She even freely admits that she wants to be his mistress. And this before the sequel "Darkness" where she no longer hide her lustful desire toward Rito!


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** Mea has a desire for Rito to lick her body and at times teases him by asking him to do it to her despite being in front of people.
2nd May '17 3:04:50 AM yin_13147
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* [[SexyMentor Victor]] from ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' constantly flirts with [[LuminescentBlush Yuri]], invades his space, cuddles him, gets naked in front of him, and even jokes about them sleeping together or becoming lovers. Subverted later on when we find out that [[spoiler: Victor was dead serious the entire time, and has been in love with Yuri since their ForgottenFirstMeeting.]]

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* [[SexyMentor Victor]] from ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' constantly flirts with [[LuminescentBlush [[ShrinkingViolet Yuri]], invades his space, cuddles him, gets naked in front of him, and even jokes about them sleeping together or becoming lovers. Subverted later on when we find out that [[spoiler: Victor was dead serious the entire time, and has been in love with Yuri since their ForgottenFirstMeeting.]]
28th Apr '17 11:53:34 PM thesunisup
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* [[SexyMentor Victor]] from ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' constantly flirts with [[LuminescentBlush Yuri]], invades his space, cuddles him, gets naked in front of him, and even jokes about them sleeping together or becoming lovers. Subverted later on when we find out that [[spoiler: Victor was dead serious the entire time, and has been in love with Yuri since their ForgottenFirstMeeting.]]
8th Apr '17 7:07:14 AM Kitchen90
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* In ''WebVideo/DragonballAbridged'', Bulma is accused of being a cocktease by Krillin, who finds himself a bit... pent up after she spends the better part of a long spaceship trip in which they're cooped up together in her underwear.

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* In ''WebVideo/DragonballAbridged'', Bulma is accused of being a cocktease "a cocktease" by Krillin, who finds himself a bit... pent up after she spends the better part of a long spaceship trip in which they're cooped up together in her underwear.



* Nellie in ''Film/TheHalfBreed'' strings along several men--dating Sheriff Dunn, canoodling eponymous half-Native American Lo and meeting him in the forest for trysts, dating local businessman Jack Brice. In the end she tells Jack that he's the only man she ever loved.
* In ''Film/AForeignAffair'', Marlene Dietrich is the epitome of this trope to the [=MPs=] that plan to take her to HQ and question her. But she has a [[ShowSomeLeg convincing way]] to seduce them.

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* Nellie in ''Film/TheHalfBreed'' strings along several men--dating men -- dating Sheriff Dunn, canoodling eponymous half-Native American Lo and meeting him in the forest for trysts, dating local businessman Jack Brice. In the end she tells Jack that he's the only man she ever loved.
* In ''Film/AForeignAffair'', Marlene Dietrich Creator/MarleneDietrich is the epitome of this trope to the [=MPs=] that plan to take her to HQ and question her. But she has a [[ShowSomeLeg convincing way]] to seduce them.them.
* Sugarpuss in ''Film/BallOfFire'' seems to enjoy flirting with the shy English professor Bertram while she waits to elope with her fugitive boyfriend. At first, she tries DistractingWithTheSexy to convince him to live in the mansion he shares with his colleagues, and then continues to use this tactic to make him allow her to stay longer. She [[HandsOnApproach demonstrates]] what the phrase "yum yum" means and smooches him a couple of times, and re-enacts the first time he became attracted to her. It works like a charm, however, it worked a little too much because the next day, Bertram proposes to her.
27th Mar '17 2:19:32 AM Adept
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* Karura in ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' does this a lot. Although she's generally joking or simply, well, teasing, it's pretty clear she would like to be taken up on her offers.

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* Karura in ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'' does this a lot. Although she's generally joking or simply, well, teasing, it's pretty clear she would like to be taken up on her offers.
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