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7th Jul '16 3:28:36 PM StFan
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* In the ''WitchWorld'' books by Andre Norton, witches (at least in the first few books) are traditionally virgins, and men who plan to capture them usually have a few ideas on how to rob them of their "powers". However, since witches are good at defending themselves, this rarely works.

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* In the ''WitchWorld'' ''Literature/WitchWorld'' books by Andre Norton, witches (at least in the first few books) are traditionally virgins, and men who plan to capture them usually have a few ideas on how to rob them of their "powers". However, since witches are good at defending themselves, this rarely works.



* Witches in the world of the BlackJewels can be "broken" and stripped of their power if their Virgin Night is not performed with care. After a certain age, young women can have the ceremony, but until then a virgin is highly vulnerable. Averts "undesirable loss of virginity" in that a properly performed Virgin Night will secure a witch's power, while still playing up the "fear of possible deflowerment" part of the trope (as in ''The Invisible Ring'', when the hero realizes that the heroine is a virgin and flips out about the risk she's taken.)
* This is obviously a pretty big concern in Jaime Lannister's mind in ASongOfIceAndFire when he [[spoiler: goes back to rescue Brienne from the Bloody Mummers]]. It's a bit unclear whether he's specifically worried about her getting deflowered or just, you know, raped in general (probably both), but the fact that she's a virgin does make it easier for him to figure out whether or not what he worried about had actually happened without having to have an uncomfortably direct conversation with her.

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* Witches in the world of the BlackJewels ''Literature/BlackJewels'' can be "broken" and stripped of their power if their Virgin Night is not performed with care. After a certain age, young women can have the ceremony, but until then a virgin is highly vulnerable. Averts "undesirable loss of virginity" in that a properly performed Virgin Night will secure a witch's power, while still playing up the "fear of possible deflowerment" part of the trope (as in ''The Invisible Ring'', when the hero realizes that the heroine is a virgin and flips out about the risk she's taken.)
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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This is obviously a pretty big concern in Jaime Lannister's mind in ASongOfIceAndFire when he [[spoiler: goes back to rescue Brienne from the Bloody Mummers]]. It's a bit unclear whether he's specifically worried about her getting deflowered or just, you know, raped in general (probably both), but the fact that she's a virgin does make it easier for him to figure out whether or not what he worried about had actually happened without having to have an uncomfortably direct conversation with her.
7th Jul '16 3:22:57 PM StFan
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Miaka ends up knocked out, with the villain expressing his plans to rape her at the time. When she wakes up, [[DefiledForever she assumes the worst,]] especially since it would mean that she [[VirginPower can't summon Suzaku anymore...]]thankfully, [[NearRapeExperience nothing actually happened to her.]]
* ''Anime/DevilHunterYohko'': In the first episode, Yohko has recently turned 16, meaning she had come of age to receive the Devil Hunter power. In order to do so, she had to remain a virgin; which is why demons [[DemonicPossession possessed Osamu]] shortly before their first date. Osamu then places Yohko under a trance and takes her to a love motel, where he has his way with her, with the intent to rob her of her virginity. However, her grandmother, Madoka, sensed the danger and [[BadassBiker tear asses through Tokyo]], [[BigDamnHeroes arriving mere moments before Yohko would've been raped.]]
* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Kirie]] has to constantly fend off Fukuyama and especially [[PsychoLesbian Kosame's]] attempts to [[LustObject get between her legs.]] Kosame is more persistent and is the one who comes closest [[BlackComedyRape to succeeding.]] Such as the time [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf74DgyiIRw she coerced Kirie into the bedroom at gunpoint]], when she found her wandering around the Fukuyama manor. But she gets foiled at the last moment by a rampaging spirit, which allowed Kirie to escape.

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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Miaka ends up knocked out, with the villain expressing his plans to rape her at the time. When she wakes up, [[DefiledForever she assumes the worst,]] especially since it would mean that she [[VirginPower can't summon Suzaku anymore...]]thankfully, ]] thankfully, [[NearRapeExperience nothing actually happened to her.]]
* ''Anime/DevilHunterYohko'': In the first episode, Yohko has recently turned 16, meaning she had come of age to receive the Devil Hunter power. In order to do so, she had to remain a virgin; which is why demons [[DemonicPossession possessed possess Osamu]] shortly before their first date. Osamu then places Yohko under a trance and takes her to a love motel, where he has his way with her, with the intent to rob her of her virginity. However, her grandmother, Madoka, sensed the danger and [[BadassBiker tear asses through Tokyo]], [[BigDamnHeroes arriving mere moments before Yohko would've been raped.]]
* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Kirie]] has to constantly fend off Fukuyama and especially [[PsychoLesbian Kosame's]] attempts to [[LustObject get between her legs.]] Kosame is more persistent and is the one who comes closest [[BlackComedyRape to succeeding.]] Such as the time [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf74DgyiIRw she coerced Kirie into the bedroom at gunpoint]], when she found her wandering around the Fukuyama manor. But she gets foiled at the last moment by a rampaging spirit, which allowed allows Kirie to escape.

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* ''Film/{{Taken}}''. Kim's been kidnapped by all kinds of sex traders but remains a virgin. The movie goes out of its way to point out how she's "certified pure." Justified in that it would have gotten them a higher bid for the opportunity to "deflower" her, and wanted to keep her in "mint condition."

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* ''Film/{{Taken}}''. Kim's been kidnapped by all kinds of sex traders but remains a virgin. The movie goes out of its way to point out how she's "certified pure." pure". Justified in that it would have gotten them a higher bid for the opportunity to "deflower" her, and wanted to keep her in "mint condition."condition".



--> '''Joe Friday''': Not that it's any of your business, Mr. ''National Enquirer'', but I had the pleasure of spending a quiet evening in the company of Connie Swail.
--> '''Pep Streebeck''': Wait a minute. "Connie Swail"? Don't you mean "the virgin Connie Swail"?
-->'''Joe''': [''silently turns with a raised eyebrow as the Dragnet theme begins to play'']

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--> '''Joe Friday''': -->'''Joe Friday:''' Not that it's any of your business, Mr. ''National Enquirer'', but I had the pleasure of spending a quiet evening in the company of Connie Swail.
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Swail.\\
'''Pep Streebeck''': Streebeck:''' Wait a minute. "Connie Swail"? Don't you mean "the virgin Connie Swail"?
-->'''Joe''': [''silently
Swail"?\\
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turns with a raised eyebrow as the Dragnet theme begins to play'']play]''




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* Marina in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/PericlesPrinceOfTyre'' is captured by slavers and sold to a brothel, and manages to remain a virgin as everyone who meets her is [[PuritySue instantly reformed by the sheer force of her goodness]].
** Except, of course, the slavers who captured her and the owner of the brothel.

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* Marina in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/PericlesPrinceOfTyre'' is captured by slavers and sold to a brothel, and manages to remain a virgin as everyone who meets her is [[PuritySue instantly reformed by the sheer force of her goodness]].
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goodness]]. Except, of course, the slavers who captured her and the owner of the brothel.

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1st Jul '16 1:56:08 AM PaulA
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* Somewhat interesting used in Creator/DavidEddings' ''TheTamuli'', when we get the backstory of Mirtai... a member of the ProudWarriorRace, the Atans. She was kidnapped by Arjuni slavers when she was just a child, and spent virtually her entire life as a slave: a beautiful, female, golden-skinned slave. However, the sheer amount of Badass InTheBlood she has has ensured that anyone who tried to take advantage of her wound up messily dead. As such, she's still a virgin and intends to remain that way until she's married. As she tells her paramour, Kring, when he suggests making an 'early start', "I've killed too many people in defense of my virtue to waste it on 'almost married'."

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* Somewhat interesting used in Creator/DavidEddings' ''TheTamuli'', ''Literature/TheTamuli'', when we get the backstory of Mirtai... Mirtai, a member of the ProudWarriorRace, the Atans. She was kidnapped by Arjuni slavers when she was just a child, and spent virtually her entire life as a slave: a beautiful, female, golden-skinned slave. However, the sheer amount of Badass InTheBlood she has has ensured that anyone who tried to take advantage of her wound up messily dead. As such, she's still a virgin and intends to remain that way until she's married. As she tells her paramour, Kring, when he suggests making an 'early start', "I've killed too many people in defense of my virtue to waste it on 'almost married'."
30th May '16 4:31:52 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TheSwordOfTruth'' series of books, Confessors are forced to remain virgins for the safety of their would-be lovers: the man's mind would be destroyed when the Confessor's power is released during the act of passion. Confessors therefore choose their eventual husbands not based on love or desire, but simply based on the need for procreation to pass their powers on to the next generation. The husband has his mind stripped away and becomes not a lover, but a mindless slave whose sole purpose is to teach his child everything he can. Of course, the main characters eventually [[ThePowerOfLove find a way around this]].

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* In ''TheSwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' series of books, Confessors are forced to remain virgins for the safety of their would-be lovers: the man's mind would be destroyed when the Confessor's power is released during the act of passion. Confessors therefore choose their eventual husbands not based on love or desire, but simply based on the need for procreation to pass their powers on to the next generation. The husband has his mind stripped away and becomes not a lover, but a mindless slave whose sole purpose is to teach his child everything he can. Of course, the main characters eventually [[ThePowerOfLove find a way around this]].
23rd May '16 1:56:48 PM Doug86
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* After the titular DrQuinnMedicineWoman is rescued from renegade dog soldiers by beau Sully, he gently asks if they "hurt" her ("hurt" being a frequently used euphemism for "rape" back in those days). Just as gently, she tells him "no". The audience knows she's been able to fight off their lecherous advances, but Sully doesn't.

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* After the titular DrQuinnMedicineWoman ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' is rescued from renegade dog soldiers by beau Sully, he gently asks if they "hurt" her ("hurt" being a frequently used euphemism for "rape" back in those days). Just as gently, she tells him "no". The audience knows she's been able to fight off their lecherous advances, but Sully doesn't.
22nd Apr '16 2:31:11 AM Tron80
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* In ''FushigiYuugi'', Miaka ends up knocked out, with the villain expressing his plans to rape her at the time. When she wakes up, [[DefiledForever she assumes the worst,]] especially since it would mean that she [[VirginPower can't summon Suzaku anymore...]]thankfully, [[NearRapeExperience nothing actually happened to her.]]

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* In ''FushigiYuugi'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Miaka ends up knocked out, with the villain expressing his plans to rape her at the time. When she wakes up, [[DefiledForever she assumes the worst,]] especially since it would mean that she [[VirginPower can't summon Suzaku anymore...]]thankfully, [[NearRapeExperience nothing actually happened to her.]]


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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Asuka was [[BigBad Winthrop]] and [[DragonWithAnAgenda Jinnai]]'s plaything for years. [[BigGood Daniel]] rewrote the past using time-travel so she never had actual sex and was free to give her virginity and herself to someone she cared for. It was repeatedly stated afterwards that she was now pure "again".
20th Jan '16 11:57:47 PM Scabbard
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* A rather sympathetic, twisted male version in ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame.'' Frollo, the priest, keeps it as a point of pride that he's been chaste all his life and has an intense fear of women. He winds up feeling intense sexual desire for the first time in his thirties when meeting Esmeralda. Since Esmeralda has no desire to be with him (she finds his advances disgusting), the Virgin Tension is within Frollo himself; can he give into temptation, which to him is deeply sinful, or get Esmeralda arrested to remove the source of temptation. He goes back and forth for a while, finally [[spoiler: Offering her a chance to sleep with him in exchange for freedom, then turning her in to the cops when she says no. When she's hung on the gallows, he lets out an EvilLaugh (either out of revenge for her rejecting him or relief the source of temptation is out of his life) and Quasimodo shoves him off the cathedral in anger.]] For added tragic flavor, Frollo was a friendly, kindhearted man before he met Esmeralda, and it was only his attraction to her (which he couldn't understand or cope with) that drove him to do evil things.

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* A rather sympathetic, twisted male version in ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame.'' Frollo, the priest, keeps it as a point of pride that he's been chaste all his life and has an intense fear of women. He winds up feeling intense sexual desire for the first time in his thirties when meeting Esmeralda. Since Esmeralda has no desire to be with him (she finds his advances disgusting), the Virgin Tension is within Frollo himself; can he give into temptation, which to him is deeply sinful, or get Esmeralda arrested to remove the source of temptation. He goes back and forth for a while, finally [[spoiler: Offering [[spoiler:offering her a chance to sleep with him in exchange for freedom, then turning her in to the cops when she says no. When she's hung on the gallows, he lets out an EvilLaugh (either out of revenge for her rejecting him or relief the source of temptation is out of his life) and Quasimodo shoves him off the cathedral in anger.]] anger]]. For added tragic flavor, Frollo was a friendly, kindhearted man before he met Esmeralda, and it was only his attraction to her (which he couldn't understand or cope with) that drove him to do evil things.
26th May '15 10:03:40 AM MiinU
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* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Kirie]] has to constantly fend off Fukuyama and especially [[PsychoLesbian Kosame's]] attempts to [[LustObject get between her legs.]] Kosame is the most persistent of the two and the one who comes closest [[BlackComedyRape to succeeding.]] Such as the time [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf74DgyiIRw she coerced Kirie into the bedroom at gunpoint]], when she found her wandering around the Fukuyama manor. But she gets foiled at the last moment by a rampaging spirit, which allowed Kirie to escape.

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* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Kirie]] has to constantly fend off Fukuyama and especially [[PsychoLesbian Kosame's]] attempts to [[LustObject get between her legs.]] Kosame is the most more persistent of the two and is the one who comes closest [[BlackComedyRape to succeeding.]] Such as the time [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf74DgyiIRw she coerced Kirie into the bedroom at gunpoint]], when she found her wandering around the Fukuyama manor. But she gets foiled at the last moment by a rampaging spirit, which allowed Kirie to escape.
26th May '15 9:58:42 AM MiinU
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* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Kirie]] has to constantly fend off Fukuyama and especially [[PsychoLesbian Kosame's]] attempts to [[LustObject get between her legs.]] Kosame is the most persistent of the two and the one who comes closest [[BlackComedyRape to succeeding.]] Such as the time [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf74DgyiIRw she coerced Kirie into the bedroom at gunpoint]], when she found her wandering around the Fukuyama manor. Kosame gets foiled at the last moment by a rampaging spirit, which allowed Kirie to escape.

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* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Kirie]] has to constantly fend off Fukuyama and especially [[PsychoLesbian Kosame's]] attempts to [[LustObject get between her legs.]] Kosame is the most persistent of the two and the one who comes closest [[BlackComedyRape to succeeding.]] Such as the time [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf74DgyiIRw she coerced Kirie into the bedroom at gunpoint]], when she found her wandering around the Fukuyama manor. Kosame But she gets foiled at the last moment by a rampaging spirit, which allowed Kirie to escape.
26th May '15 9:56:33 AM MiinU
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*''Manga/GirlsBravo'': [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Kirie]] has to constantly fend off Fukuyama and especially [[PsychoLesbian Kosame's]] attempts to [[LustObject get between her legs.]] Kosame is the most persistent of the two and the one who comes closest [[BlackComedyRape to succeeding.]] Such as the time [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf74DgyiIRw she coerced Kirie into the bedroom at gunpoint]], when she found her wandering around the Fukuyama manor. Kosame gets foiled at the last moment by a rampaging spirit, which allowed Kirie to escape.
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