Created By: neoYTPism on April 8, 2011 Last Edited By: neoYTPism on April 12, 2011
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Looks Like A Dominatrix

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Do We Have This One?? Oh and I'm open to title suggestions.

A subtrope of Evil Is Sexy, this is for a villainess (or female Anti-Hero... or maybe, in Dark Is Not Evil contexts, even a more unambiguously heroic character) who, well, looks like a dominatrix.

This particular way of making evil sexy borrows from BDSM themes to indicate how "dominant" she is, and so will tend not to be applied to the Harmless Villain, except maybe ironically.
Community Feedback Replies: 22
  • April 8, 2011
    peccantis
    Don't forget that Bondage Is Bad too.
  • April 8, 2011
    SonicLover
    ...What exactly is a dominatrix? Sounds like some sort of hacking tool.
  • April 8, 2011
    Rolf
    look up B&M. (I think...)
  • April 8, 2011
    chihuahua0
    Change the title, or at least explain what a domiatrix is.
  • April 8, 2011
    Mozgwsloiku
  • April 8, 2011
    IronLion
  • April 8, 2011
    SonicLover
    ^ I've learned that when someone's reply to a YKTTW is simply another trope's name in bold, it means "We already have that trope, and this is it".
  • April 10, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Hell Bent For Leather is one aspect of this, but need not be involved. One version of The Baroness is pretty close to this, the other is not, and even the closer one would be a subtrope of this rather than the same thing as it is more specific.
  • April 10, 2011
    MC42
    The Baroness can and often does Look Like A Dominatrix but doesn't have to in order to pull off the role. Likewise, not everyone who's Hell Bent For Leather has to Look Like A Dominatrix. Looks Like A Dominatrix would be a subtrope of Hell Bent For Leather.
  • April 10, 2011
    Ryusui
    WHAT THE HELL AM I LOOKING AT?!?
  • April 10, 2011
    ccoa
    We have Dominatrix for the actual character type. This seems like it's different, but I'm not positive.
  • April 10, 2011
    originalhobbit
    I think this definitely needs a better image.
  • April 10, 2011
    ElaineRose
    Second that last one--images are supposed to be around 500 pixels square or something...
  • April 11, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    Why is this villain only? Heroes can look like dominatrixes also. And if it's villain-only then I'd say it's much too close to The Baroness.
  • April 11, 2011
    neoYTPism
    That is why I mentioned the Anti Hero thing too, Noir Grimoir. I figured that if applied to heroes it would tend to be focused on the more morally ambiguous ones.

    I suppose it could also be applied in a Dark Is Not Evil context too, may as well mention that.

    On a sidenote, I switched the image.
  • April 11, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    I suppose Cat Woman probably fits, and I know that Anita Blake has a bunch different dominatrix-looking outfits she wears on various occasions.
  • April 12, 2011
    neoYTPism
    I'd say Cat Woman definitely fits @ Noir Grimoir
  • April 12, 2011
    ElaineRose
    Um, isn't this very related to Stripperiffic?
  • April 12, 2011
    Ekuran
    Dominatrix =/= Stripperiffic, although they may "dress" like that.
  • April 12, 2011
    ElaineRose
    Um, exactly. You said Dominatrixes dress in a Stripperiffic way, and that's what this trope is--dressing like a dominatrix (therefore, in a Stripperiffic manner). And I'm aware that the semantics of the argument aren't perfect, but the point still stands.
  • April 12, 2011
    Ekuran
    It's a BDSM flavored Sub Trope then.
  • April 12, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Stripper =/= Dominatrix. This might qualify as a BDSM themed subtrope of stripperific, though.

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